In Supergirl, s1e19 named Myriad, Non asks Lucy Lane, the acting-director of DEO to release all the prisoners except the White Martian.

At the DEO, the entire compound are now under the influence of the Myriad project, which has also taken over National City. Non uses the mind control to order Lucy to release all of the prisoners except for the White Martian.

We discussed it in the chatroom; the most probable and the most logical reason seemed to be given by kutulumike in the following:

It makes so little sense, though, that I suspect that might just have been a mistake.

And he was supposed to say Green Martian and no one caught it.

And this:

maybe white Martians hate Kryptonians, too?

Is it some script error or is there actually any reason of why Non told so, like White Martians hating Kryptonians?

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First, why I don't believe they meant J'onn: In S01E17 (Manhunter), Colonel Harper approves his transfer to Project Cadmus, and en route J'onn is freed by Kara and Lucy. As far as we know, Non never knew that J'onn was imprisoned, and even if he did, Non would be able to tell from asking Lucy or checking the prisoner's list that J'onn isn't there anymore.

From S01E19 (Myriad):

Non: All but the White Martian. For everyone's sake, leave that one be.

From S01E11 (Strange Visitor from Another Planet):

J'onn: That creature and its kind slaughtered the Green Martians. The White Martians came from beneath the planet's surface, bringing fire from the planet's guts. And they burned us all.


J'onn: It wasn't just my planet. We fought back. We'd known war. But not like this. White Martians had been toiling underground, building weapons of death. Fire traps. Their technology overwhelmed us. There was no honor in how they fought. They herded us into camps.

White Martians are characterised as a warlike species so fierce they can enslave an entire planet of Green Martians, who are shown to be on the same level of strength as Kryptonians. When Non says "For everyone's sake", he means that even the Kryptonians would have trouble controlling the White Martian. A species as aggressive as the White Martians would ravage the entire planet and wreak havoc on Non's plans for Myriad.

From the comics' continuity, the original Martians were so powerful that

the Guardians of the Universe, fearing the ruthlessly and violently powerful Martians, genetically split the Martian race into two distinct species, white and green, preventing the asexual reproduction. They also gave these two new races an instinctive fear of fire to prevent either group from ever accessing their full potential... While the Green Martians were peaceful philosophers, the White Martians were savage warriors (Source).

If even the Guardians of the Universe fear a species, the Kryptonians would stand no chance of defeating it.

  • Yeh; I knew it was not J'onn; check this transcript: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/1888?m=31998841#31998841
    – user33741
    Aug 30, 2016 at 15:10
  • Also, I somewhat agree with your argument.
    – user33741
    Aug 30, 2016 at 15:11
  • Although, I'm getting what kind of fierce species the White Martian belongs to, I'm still quite sceptical of whether he would actually create trouble for Non had he been released; I mean what would be the reason for doing so? He was only there for killing J'on J'onzz and not some other purpose.
    – user33741
    Aug 31, 2016 at 4:20
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    The White Martian is a wild card. A potential threat, one that Non and them couldn't easily handle If It becomes a problem. Like, would you let a wild tiger loose, if it's somewhat possible that it would attack you for any reason?
    – cde
    Aug 31, 2016 at 4:51

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