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Junior SuperFriends Team Member

Zan 1
Real name: Zan
AKA: John Flemming
(secret identity)
Species: Exxorian
Homeworld: Exxor
Hair: black
Eyes: purple
Relatives: Jayna (twin sister)
Fonab (father)
Rua (mother)
Base: Hall of Justice
Affiliations: Super Friends
Wonder Twins
Abilities: transform into any form of water
Played by: Michael Bell
Zan 2

Zan is one of the Wonder Twins, and a member of the Justice League of America. His twin sister is fellow team member Jayna. Their pet monkey is Gleek. Like Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog that came before them, Zan, Jayna and Gleek are considered Junior SuperFriends.


Continuity from SuperFriends Comic Book
Zan and his sister Jayna were born mutants on the planet Exxor. They are genetic throwbacks to an ancient race of Exxorian shapeshifters[1] While still infants, a great plague swept across Exxor killing hundreds, including their parents. The twins were raised in an interplanetary circus until such time that they came of age. While their they cared for Gleek. Soon they became frustrated with the enslaved life of a carnival performer, so they fled from Exxor and traveled to Earth where they eventually aided the Super Friends in battling the forces of Grax.[2] Not long after the Wonder Twins first arrive on earth and help the Super Friends defeat Grax, their english is still not the greatest. The Super Friends ask Professor Nichols if he would allow them to stay with him so he could teach them how to adjust to their new life on earth. He accepts, and he becomes their mentor.[3] Meanwhile, the Super Friends also assist in training them at the Hall of Justice.[4]


  • Unique Physiology: He and his sister's physiology is unique, even to their species, as they are mutants. As such, they have abilities other Exxorians do not have, but these abilities can only be activated when they are touching each other. Usually they make physical contact by giving each other a fist bump.
  • Hydrokinesis: Zan possesses the ability to alter his biological structure to take on the form of water in any physical state: liquid, vapor, or ice. He can also combine himself with pre-existent water to have temporary mass increase.
  • Aerokinesis: Zan has demonstrated an added ability to transform into localized bodies of air - usually taking the form a of a tornado or a hurricane. Zan has also been shown to transform into extremely localized weather patterns involving water, such as a blizzard or a typhoon.
  • Shapeshifting: Zan can become ice objects.
  • Size Alteration: Once Zan became an ice giant.
  • Intangibility: When Zan takes on the form of steam, he becomes intangible, just like any other gaseous matter.

SuperFriends Team Members

SuperFriends Founding Members:

SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima

Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado

Junior SuperFriends:
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

GleekWonder Dog

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury

Episode Appearances

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  • The character of Zan was originally developed for the Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera animated series, the SuperFriends.
  • Zan was also featured in the SuperFriends comic book adaptation.
  • Zan's origin was revealed in Comic Book issue #14.

Appearances in Other Media

Zan.Smallville Zan Zan and Jayna said they were exchange students from Sweden. This is used to conceal their true identity (which was not revealed in the Smallville episode, ‘Idol’). They are super-powered admirers of the Blur who come to Metropolis to aid his fight against crime. They wear purple clothes with a touch of punk accessories. When their powers activate and deactivate, there is a blinding purple light that appears. Their eye color also briefly flash purple when they transform. Both Zan and Jayna have to activate their powers by touching each other. When they do so, they say, “Powers Activate”. When their powers activate or deactivate, there is a blinding purple light.

Zan has the ability to turn his body into any form of water (solid, liquid, gas).

This version of Zan is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW. He appeared in the episode, Idol on November 10, 2009.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Zan

Other Versions

Downpour DCAU Downpour Downpour is a fictional character featured in the animated series Justice League Unlimited and is a member of the Ultimen.
- Go to DCAU for more on the Downpour

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  1. Although Zan is only what you'd call a "Limited shape-shifter", as he can only turn into any form of water. This is more than one form though, so it's definitely considered shapeshifting rather than Transformation, but it's the most limited form of it.
  2. As shown in Super Friends #14
  3. As shown in the comic book Super Friends #10
  4. As shown in various issues of the Super Friends comics as well as the series.

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