When a plague on Mars erupted, all of the Martians except Ma'alefa'ak had a weakness to fire. Ma'alefa'ak learned years later that his brother went to Earth and followed him. He's been plotting to defeat his brother and the Justice League since. Ma'alefa'ak encountered his brother more than once.
Powers and abilities
Ma'alefa'ak has super-strength and the ability to shape-shift. He is also a telepath and can live for hundreds of years like his twin brother. Ma'alef'ak can also fly and levitate even has the ability to turn invisible. Unlike other Martians he is not weakened by fire.