Black Adam
Black Adam
Personal Info:
Real Name: Theth-Adam
Also Known As: Theo Adam; Hassan Bari; Khem-Adam
Place Of Birth: Kahndaq
First Appearance: Marvel Family Vol.1 #1 (1945) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Isis, Osiris
Group Affiliation: Injustice League Unlimited, The Freedom of Power Coalition, Former Member of the Society, Monster Society of Evil IV, Justice Society, Suicide Squad and Injustice Society II
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family
Creators: Otto Binder and C. C. Beck
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Theo Adam must utter the words Shazam to summon the lightning bolt that transforms him into Black Adam.
Enhanced Abilities: Black Adam has enhanced Strength, Agility, Intelligence and Endurance thanks to Shazam’s magic.
Body Armour: Black Adam is extremely resilient to physical and energy attacks.
Heightened Senses: Black Adam’s senses are heightened by Shazam’s magic.
Flight: Black Adam is able to fly thanks to Shazam’s magic.
Super Breath: Black Adam can exhale air from his lungs that can facts as a force attack.
Super Speed: Black Adam is able to move at super speeds and perform actions at increased speeds.
Healing: Black Adam has the ability to use the transformative lightning to heal others or ones self instantly.
Immortality: As long as he remains in his empowered form Black Adam doesn't age.
In the time of the pharaohs, the ancient wizard Shazam chose his first champion, Teth Adam. Much like the modern-day Captain Marvel, Teth Adam drew his power from deities forming the name of the wizard, although the deities of Teth Adam were Egyptian. Adam would gain the stamina of Shu, the swiftness of Heru, the strength of Amon, the wisdom of Zehuti, the power of Aton, and the courage of Mhen whenever he uttered the name Shazam. Eventually though, Teth Adam was corrupted by his power and the influence of Shazam’s demonic daughter Blaze, and he became the villainous Black Adam. Shazam stripped him of his powers and memory for his evil deeds.
In the twentieth century, Theo Adam, a descendant of Teth Adam, was hired by a Doctor Sivana to accompany Clarence Batson and his wife, Marilyn, on an expedition to Egypt. There they found a mysterious jewelled scarab that Adam knew he must possess. Killing the Batsons to prevent them from telling the world of his discovery, Adam fled back to Fawcett City. There Adam discovered the secret of the scarab, it was a focus for the power of Teth Adam. Speaking the name of the wizard Shazam, Theo Adam was transformed, and Black Adam lived again.
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