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Junior SuperFriends Team Member

Zan
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Information
Real name: Zan
AKA: John Flemming
(secret identity)
Species: Exxorian
Home Planet: 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
Voiced by: Michael Bell
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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.


History

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]

Abilities

  • Hydrokinesis: Zan possesses the ability to alter his biological structure to take on the form of water or ice.
  • Aerokinesis: In the Super Friends, both the televised series and comic book adaptation, Zan demonstrated an added ability to transform into localized bodies of air - usually taking the form a of a tornado or a hurricane. In the television series, Zan has also been shown to transform into extremely localized weather patterns involving water, such as a blizzard or a typhoon.

SuperFriends Team Members


Members of the Justice League of America
SuperFriends Founding Members:
SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan
Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima
Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado
Junior SuperFriends:
RobinCyborgFirestorm
ZanJayna
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris
Mascots:
GleekWonder Dog
Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury


Episode Appearances

Coming Soon!


Notes

  • 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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References

  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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