|Appeared in||Justice League: Secret Origins|
The Imperium are a race of creatures that annihilated Mars and left J'onn J'onzz as the last Martian.
According to J'onn J'onzz, the Imperium first entered the Solar system roughly 1,000 Earth years ago. They destroyed all life on Mars, absorbing and duplicating the Martians' shapeshifting ability and telepathy. However, a small resistance movement was able to use a nerve gas to paralyze the Imperium but J'onn was the only Martian left. He kept an eye on the Imperium, keeping them in stasis but they eventually were released by astronauts from Earth. The Imperium then made their move to invade Earth, infiltrating the highest ranking positions to have Earth disarm its nuclear weaponry, leaving the planet open to attack. They installed factories to pump out an ionized gas to cover the Earth in eternal darkness. The Imperium leader, then comes to Earth to kill J'onn to fully eradicate the Martians, however, Batman sabotaged the ion chamber, reversing the polarity to bring back sunlight. The Imperium tried to escape but was slammed by Hawkgirl back into the factory, destroying the escape craft and The Imperium along with it. The Imperium flagship then left, leaving their soldiers to die on Earth.