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Puerto Rico at the Olympics

Puerto Rico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Puerto Rico has participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006, 2010, 2014. Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of nine medals. Six medals were won in boxing, one in athletics, one in tennis, one in wrestling; the Puerto Rican national baseball team won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but that medal is not counted among Puerto Rico's Olympic medals totals because baseball was only an exhibition sport during those games. The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was created in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year. List of flag bearers for Puerto Rico at the Olympics Category:Olympic competitors for Puerto Rico Tropical nations at the Winter Olympics Puerto Rico at the Paralympics "Puerto Rico". International Olympic Committee. "Results and Medalists—Puerto Rico".

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Ma'alefa'ak

Ma'alefa'ak is a fictional comic book supervillain appearing in books published by DC Comics depicted as the archenemy of his twin brother, the superhero Martian Manhunter. Created by writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake, the character first appeared in Martian Manhunter #0; the character appears in the 2012 animated film Justice League: Doom, in which he is voiced by Carl Lumbly. The character appears in the fifth season of Supergirl after appearing in the season finale of the fourth season voiced and portrayed by Phil LaMarr; the character first appears in a flashback sequence in Martian Manhunter #0 and in a storyline in the same title in issues #3–6 by writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake. Ma'alefa'ak, a native of the planet Mars, is the twin brother and archenemy of J'onn J'onnz, the Martian Manhunter. Led to believe he was the only member of the Martian race born without telepathy and a weakness to fire, Ma'alefa'ak was stripped of this ability and his memory erased when he mind-raped J'onn's wife, M'yri'ah.

Feeling ostracized because of his perceived genetic differences, Ma'alefa'ak engineered a deadly trap for the remainder of his race called "H’ronmeer’s Curse". When the Martians attempted to use their telepathic abilities to communicate with each other or the Great Mind, they would fall victim to a plague of fire and burn to death. With his race destroyed and the Martian Manhunter teleported to Earth against his will—J'onn having escaped infection by the virus by sealing his mind from the rest of his people—Ma'alefa'ak lived alone on Mars for centuries. Learning that J'onn still lived, Ma'alefa'ak followed him to Earth. Posing as J'onn, Ma'alefa'ak battled several members of the Justice League and tortured Jemm before confronting J'onn directly, seeking to destroy J'onn's reputation before killing him. However, J'onn was able to defeat Ma'alefa'ak by erasing the telepathic block, thereby returning Ma'alefa'ak's telepathic abilities and phobia of fire. Trapped on the vessel in close proximity to the sun, lacking experience with the telepathic barriers that other Martians had been able to develop over the years to protect them in similar cases, a terrified Ma'alefa'ak could only watch as he was consumed by the fiery heat.

In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, Ma'alefa'ak was reintroduced in a 2015 storyline in which the Earth-born Martian survivors of the mass death of the Martian race build a weapon to infiltrate and help enslave the Earth. Ma'alefa ` ak possesses abilities similar to all other green Martians; the character has superhuman levels of stamina speed and durability. Other base abilities include "Martian vision". Complete control of his molecular structure allows Ma'alefa'ak to shapeshift and utilize invisibility and intangibility. Ma'alefa'ak possesses telekinesis, possessed telepathy, although this ability was removed by the Council of Mars. Although Martians can be weakened by fire and suffer from pyrophobia, Ma'alefa'ak did not share this weakness due to the removal of his telepathic abilities; when the Martian Manhunter removed the telepathic block instilled by the Council, Ma'alefa'ak regained his telepathic abilities but was once again susceptible to fire, his vulnerability stronger than the standard Martian due to his lack of experience at resisting the flames.

Ma'alefa'ak appears in the third season of Young Justice, voiced by Benjamin Diskin. This version of the character is M'Comm M'orzz, the younger brother of M'gann and thus a White Martian, his past has made him feel the White Martians are oppressed by the Green and Red Martians, seeing them as his enemies, uses the name "Ma'alefa'ak" in order to strike terror in them. In the episode "Away Mission", Ma'alefa'ak attacks the native Bug hives on New Genesis in an attempt to make the Bugs wage war with the New Gods in exchange for him gaining support for his White Martian revolution. After having his identity revealed by M'gann, he is defeated in a psychic battle with her, but manages to escape while swearing revenge on Forager for interfering with his plans. Malefic J'onzz appears in the season four finale of Supergirl, voiced by Phil LaMarr while his kid form is portrayed by Marcello Guedes as a boy and his teenager form is portrayed by Domonique Robinson; the Monitor frees him from an unknown place and sets him loose on Earth-38 to seek vengeance on his brother J'onn J'onzz.

In the episode "Event Horizon," Malefic infiltrates a museum as a girl named Mallory in a tour group in order to obtain some Kryptonian technology. After assuming the form of a Tyrannosaurus and fighting Supergirl and Martian Manhunter, Malefic gets away, he uses the Kryptonian technology to make a Phantom Zone projector and free Midnight from the Phantom Zone. After Midnight was defeated, Malefic confronts Martian Manhunter where they are blasted apart when they try to come near each other. Martian Manhunter is able to overcome the block placed by some of his memories and learn that Malefic betrayed the Green Martians during the civil war and helped the White Martians kill his own kind. For that, the council sent him into the Phantom Zone and wiped the memory of him from the collective consciousness. Malefic did an attempt on Kelly Olsen's life by posing as a man named Pete Andrews; this plot was foiled by Martian Manhunter causing Malefic to retreat. Ma'alefa'ak appe