|"Because what a squad car of armed officers really need to help them deal with a gang of flame throwing bandits is a pretty-boy detective who never uses his gun and would never ever think of just shooting them in the leg!"|
By the way, the answer to yesterday's question is...
|Kind of makes 'the Human Flame" seem less impressive, doesn't it?|
And that is NOT easy.
One can only assume that the cops in the squad car -- and the car itself -- were completely burn to a crisp by the Hothead Gang, because they are nowhere in evidence when the Martian Manhunter arrives on the scene.
|When polled, Apexians listed 'offshore banking' as their second favorite personal finance innovation of the last 50 years, right after 'meteor/falling object insurance'.|
Given what he's facing, sure death by flame, J'onn sure is striding with remarkable élan right toward it.
Whuhuhwhat!??!?! C'est impossible! Somehow the Martian Manhunter has become ....impervious to flame?!
Meanwhile....we've found the squad car. Right in the path of the onrushing getaway car! Probably got delayed by the confusingly detailed Apex City roadmaps ("Wait, there was supposed to a red mailbox at 237 High Street, and I didn't see one, are you sure this is the right road, Chauncy? And now there's a BLUE one, for chrissake, stop the car and ask a non-policeman for directions!")
|"Martian high-speed"; which looks a LOT like flying, but, somehow, isn't.|
So instead of making a withdrawal, the bandits themselves get deposited...at the station house!
But how did J'onn survive the flames? Why, with the help of the very source of his troubles, of course; the Martian Manhunter Museum!
|So, J'onn can phase OTHER things through walls too? Of course he can. When he wants to.|
Where we discovered that J'onn was using... A DUMMY.
A remote-control, motorized dummy. Even though we had zero reason to believe earlier that it was either remote-controlled or motorized. Or that J'onn had the control. Or that anyone would make such a thing out of fireproof plastic. Or that there WAS a plastic that it is completely impervious to the heat of three acetylene torches. Or....oh, never mind.
|Martian ventriloquism. If you didn't see THAT coming, you haven't read enough comics.|
It doesn't matter, J'onn will never use that power again.
J'onn treats superpowers like teabags; I mean, yes, you CAN reuse them but.... eeeeewww!
Naturally, seeing the potential utility in such a crimefighting aid, J'onn makes an arrangement for Mr Bean to supply him with a large number of fireproof Martian Manhunter robots, which he then stores in his Caribbean Fortress of Aptitude for emergency uses.
LOL, just kidding! That would make way too much sense. Having used the 'power' of a fireproof robot duplicate once, J'onn would never think of doing so ever again.
|How lonely does it get being the only Martian on earth? VERY lonely.|