|“||The power to fight for love, hope, kindness... for the good in mankind; That's what I do. I'm Captain Marvel. I believe in doing what's right, helping other people, just trying to do the best you can. I know Black Adam was a champion of Shazam before me. Maybe, someday, he can be one again. Because no matter how dark it gets, I always have... hope.||„|
|~ Captain Marvel explaining his motivations|
Billy Batson was orphaned when his parents were murdered by their treacherous assistant, Theo Adam, the descendant of Shazam's former champion, who became infused with his ancestor's soul after speaking the wizard's name. Upon witnessing this, Shazam guided Billy into domain on the Rock of Eternity, upon which he gave the boy the ability to become the hero Captain Marvel by saying "Shazam!" as Black Adam did millenia ago. Imbued with the Wisdom of Solomon, The Strength of Hercules, The Courage of Achilles, The Power of Zeus, The Endurance of Atlas, and the Speed of Mercury, Billy began fighting for truth and justice, often being considered the single most idealistic and pure-hearted member of the Justice League.
Powers and Stats
Name: Captain Marvel, Billy Batson, Shazam
Origin: DC Comics
Classification: Human blessed by the wizard Shazam, Member of the JSA and the JLA
Powers and Abilities: Blessed with the power to gain Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Electricity Manipulation, Immortality (Type 1), Flight, Magic, Regeneration, Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Resistance to Magic and Mind Manipulation, The ability to survive in space and without food, water, or air for extended periods of time, Incredible Mental Acuity and knowledge of all of human history
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Able to keep up with Superman)
Lifting Strength: Multi-Stellar (Comparable to Superman's)
Striking Strength: Class XPJ
Durability: Solar System level (Has shown to scale to Superman. His Resistance to Magic allows him to easily recover from being forcibly turned inside out with no lasting effects aside from temporary dizziness)
Stamina: Virtually limitless (The Endurance of Atlas prevents fatigue, hunger, and thirst, Can easily endure drawn out slugfests with beings of similar power to him, unfazed by the conditions of space, In one story, he was only dazed after being forcibly turned inside out by a magic beam)
Range: Human melee range normally, Several dozen meters with lightning bolts, The force of his punches can easily affect entire planets
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Intelligence: Due to having the Wisdom of Solomon, Captain Marvel has access to a vast repository of scholarly knowledge of human history and has a photographic memory, allowing him to converse in virtually any human language and has a working knowledge of many fields of science and mathematics. In addition, his nearly infallible wisdom is supplemented by an incredible amount of experience, facing virtually every kind of foe during his solo adventures and time with the JSA and JLA, from aliens, to scientists, to deities and demigods who are able to wield power comparable to his, making him an excellent hand-to-hand combatant who is able to spar with the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman. However, due to being a child, he is often excitable, naive, and easily distracted, which has gotten him into trouble on various occasions.
Weaknesses: Without the power of Shazam, he is only a normal, if street smart, child. Many stories portray him as incredibly naive and idealistic and is easily distracted due to his nature as a pre-teen boy, He will revert back to being Billy if he is somehow forced to say "Shazam!"
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