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  • Wonder Twins
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  • The Wonder Twins are Zan and Jayna. They are both members of the Junior SuperFriends. They have super powers, but they can only activate them when they touch. Zan has the ability to morph into any form of water, while Jayna can transform into any animal.
  • In "A Fish out of Water", Peter and Brian lock rings and both say "Wonder Twin Powers...activate!". When nothing happens, Brian reminds Peter that they got the rings in a box of Frankenberry cereal. In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", a flashback revealed that Peter was once a Wonder Twin with Jayna. He was shown to have transformed into her tampon and waited for her.
  • A Brother-Sister Team (and their pet monkey, Gleek) of superheroes owned by DC Comics, best known for co-starring (along the Justice League) on the Superfriends television show (and its comic book Spin-Off). The trio also starred in some segments of the show by themselves, though usually in humorous adventures, or to teach children valuable lessons.
  • To enable their powers, the twins touch their fists together while intoning, "Wonder Twin powers, activate!" Zan can then assume the form of water, steam or any ice construct, and Jayna can become whatever kind of animal is needed. To return to their default forms, they touch again and say, "Wonder Twin powers, deactivate!" Their pet monkey, Gleek, has a long prehensile tail.
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  • 2
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  • Allison Scagliotti, Ali, Mindy
  • David Gallagher, Dave, Simon
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  • Actor, WATCHTOWER
  • Actress, WATCHTOWER, Student
  • Arctic, North Pole
  • Innate Wizards/Warlocks
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  • Alive
  • Allison Joanna Acosta/JAYNA
  • David Zane Acosta/ZAN
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  • WONDER TWINS
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  • First Appearance
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  • Wonder Twins
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  • 200
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  • ZAN & JAYNA
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  • The Wonder Twins
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  • To become SuperFriends
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  • Image:Jayna.jpg
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  • Gleek ; Gleek7.jpg‎
  • Jayna ; Wwjayna.jpg
  • Zan ; Wwzan.jpg
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  • To enable their powers, the twins touch their fists together while intoning, "Wonder Twin powers, activate!" Zan can then assume the form of water, steam or any ice construct, and Jayna can become whatever kind of animal is needed. To return to their default forms, they touch again and say, "Wonder Twin powers, deactivate!" Their pet monkey, Gleek, has a long prehensile tail. Originally, the Wonder Twins were exclusive to the continuity of the Super Friends animated series and the Super Friends comic book adaptation, but they were later re-imagined for the modern Post-Crisis environment and introduced in the pages of Extreme Justice.
  • A Brother-Sister Team (and their pet monkey, Gleek) of superheroes owned by DC Comics, best known for co-starring (along the Justice League) on the Superfriends television show (and its comic book Spin-Off). Created by artist Alex Toth, the Twins (Zan and Jayna) were a replacement for the show's earlier Audience Surrogates, Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog. Unlike their predecessors, the Twins (and Gleek) had superpowers and so were more believably useful to the superheroes: Zan could change into any form of water, and Jayna could change into any animal, but they could activate their powers only by touching first. Gleek had an elastic and prehensile tail. The trio also starred in some segments of the show by themselves, though usually in humorous adventures, or to teach children valuable lessons. The Wonder Twins had their first comic book appearance in Super Friends #7 (October, 1977). The characters were further developed in the comic: it turns out they are mutants on top of being aliens. Because of this fact, after their parents' death (in a plague) they were adopted by the owner of a Space Circus, who only wanted them as part of their freak show. Fortunately, the circus' clown raised them well, and gave them Gleek. Eventually, however, they decided to escape and hid on a supposedly uninhabited planet... that turned out to contain the secret base of Grax, a (pretty obscure) Superman villain. They overheard him planning to blow up the Earth with hidden bombs. The Twins go to Earth and contact the League, who (with help from several international superheroes - not the same ones seen in the TV show) foiled the plan. Afterward, the trio were allowed to succeed Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog on the team, as Wendy and Marvin were conveniently retiring to go back to school. Zan and Jayna then lived with Professor Carter Nichols, an old friend of Batman. They, too, attended high school, under their own secret identities (as Johan and Johanna Flemming, a pair of 'foreign transfer students' from "Esko", an [actual] town in Sweden) and had adventures of their own. The Twins eventually were phased out of the TV show (with no explanation) and when the comic was canceled, they pretty much disappeared. (Note that Super Friends was never canonical with the rest of DC Comics.) Eventually they were reintroduced (Post-Crisis) as a pair of alien slaves rescued by Captain Atom's version of the League. This version of the Twins first appeared in Extreme Justice #9 (October, 1995). Today, the twins are back in Comic Book Limbo, which, given how dark the DC Universe has become, is probably for the best. A pair of characters based on them (Downpour and Shifter) also appeared in an episode of Justice League Unlimited ("Ultimatum"). Another version of them also appeared on the the Smallville episode "Idol".
  • The Wonder Twins are Zan and Jayna. They are both members of the Junior SuperFriends. They have super powers, but they can only activate them when they touch. Zan has the ability to morph into any form of water, while Jayna can transform into any animal.
  • In "A Fish out of Water", Peter and Brian lock rings and both say "Wonder Twin Powers...activate!". When nothing happens, Brian reminds Peter that they got the rings in a box of Frankenberry cereal. In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", a flashback revealed that Peter was once a Wonder Twin with Jayna. He was shown to have transformed into her tampon and waited for her.
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