Black Adam

Black Adam


Power of the Egyptian Gods of Magic: Before Shazam could bestow his powers, his daughter Blaze made a deal with the god Set. When Teth-Adam spoke the name "Shazam," instead of gaining the wizard's powers, he was blessed with the power of seven Egyptian gods: Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton and Mehen. Thus, though Adam speaks the name "Shazam," he does not draw power from the wizard.

In order to change form, Adam must be able to call upon the name of Shazam, thereby invoking spells involving the energies of those extra-dimensional beings once known as gods on earth. This spell adds almost a hundred pounds of impervious godly muscle and tissue to his frame. This spell seems to be solely vocal; he cannot access this spell if he is gagged or hampered in some way from talking. He can share his power with Osiris, but while in this state, each person is only in possession of a fragment of the full power of Black Adam as opposed to one person commanding all of it. By calling upon Shazam again, he can once again return to his normal form and size. The spell can be shared with other personages who are of noble intent and purity, such as Mary Marvel. It is known that certain gods of sufficient power, can manipulate Shazam's spell and render Black Adam back to the human form of Teth-Adam once more.

Black Adam can switch to Teth-Adam's body by speaking the magic word, "SHAZAM". He possesses:

S for the Stamina of Shu: Using Shu's endurance, Black Adam can withstand and survive all types of extreme physical assaults. Additionally, he does not need to eat or breathe and can survive unaided in space.

Superhuman Endurance: His godly metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. He has virtually unlimited stamina.

Self-Sustenance: Sustained by the magical energies coursing through his body. He does not require air, food or water. Black Adam is immortal.

H for the Swiftness of Heru: By channeling Heru's speed, Black Adam, can fly and move at speeds in excess of Mach 10 (2 miles a second) and at speeds that rival Superman. While not as fast as the Flash, he has been shown easily running at a speed of over Mach 500, while less powerful( Black Adam's speed was being drained by the Flash ).

Superhuman Speed: Ability to sharpen his awareness and increase his temporal flow, appearing to move faster than humanly possible. He can move at incredible speeds, that are almost equal to Superman. He can move fast enough to not register in the normal peripheral range of humans and seemingly vanish and disappear at will. At this speed, his mind processes information on a subliminal level so that he is aware of his surroundings.

Flight: Black Adam can also mystically fly through the atmosphere through sheer act of will, enabling him to soar through the atmosphere at sub-orbital levels and travel across the planet. He is immune from the effects of extreme height, such as dizziness and lightheadedness. He can fly through space unaided, he does not require any extra-precautionary paraphernalia for interstellar travel.

A for the Strength of Amon: Black Adam has a phenomenal level of super strength that enables him to lift 100,000 tons effortlessly, he can bend steel, punch through walls and lift massive objects. His strength rivals that of Captain Marvel and Superman. Black Adam has on more than one occasion held his own against the entire JSA. In his latest incarnation, he was capable of holding his own and was seemingly defeating the JSA, Doom Patrol, the Marvel Family, JLA, Great Ten and Teen Titans (Even such a large gathering of powerful heroes couldn't stop him in a physical battle).

Superhuman Strength: Godly flesh and bone more dense than similar human tissue, contributing to the his superhuman strength and weight.

Z for the Wisdom of Zehuti: Black Adam has instant access to a vast level of scholarly knowledge. The wisdom of Zehuti also gives Adam clairvoyance and provides him with counsel and advice in times of need.

Superhuman Knowledge: Can recall knowledge and facts that he normally should not and/or would not know.

Clairvoyance: An uncanny awareness of his circumstances that allows him to turn disadvantages into advantages, an understanding of divine interactions with the mortal world.


Hypnosis: Can hypnotize minds, through this power.

A for the Power of Aton: Besides fueling the magic thunderbolt that transforms Adam, it also enhances Adam's other physical abilities and allows for inter-dimensional travel. Adam can use the lightning bolt as a weapon by dodging it and allowing it to strike an opponent or target. He could summon Aton's lightning bolts to use against his opponents. He can channel the Power of Aton and the other Gods to increase the power of his attacks to God like levels, whilst doing this he has hurt the likes of Spectre himself. He rarely resorts to this.

Mystical Transformation

Physical Enhancement

Spell Source

Advanced Healing

Inter-dimensional Travel: This can only be used to travel to the Rock of Eternity.

M for the Courage of Mehen: This aspect is partly psychological, and gives Adam superhuman amounts of inner strength to draw off of, while also making him virtually indestructible and invulnerable to conventional physical injury like the great snake itself. This also provides Black Adam with, invulnerability to mystical enchantments and attacks.

Superhuman Inner Strength: He is always supported by an innate and harmonious presence of good will and strength of perseverance that he never backs down from a challenge.

Invulnerability: If he were somehow wounded, his godly energies would enable him to recover very rapidly. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it is possible for a god of significant power, such as Ra, Anubis and Osiris or for a number of Egyptian gods of equal power working together to revive him.

The Power of Isis: (formerly) He had recently acquired the Power of the Goddess Isis, making him stronger than ever. When Black Adam utters the magic word he not only gains his usual powers but all of his original powers are greater in strength because of the extra power he gains from Isis. Although he has not shown this abilities, the Power of Isis should also grant him:

Nature Control



Egyptology: Egyptian history and lore, Egyptian mythology, Egyptian magic.

Multilingualism: Black Adam can speak several languages including ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Kahndaqi and American English.

Strength level

Class 100+. Adam has strength that is generally accepted to be sufficiently strong to lift 100 tons with ease. His Strength is in the megaton range matching the likes of Superman and Captain Marvel, among others.


Magical Vulnerability: Only significant magic can affect him, such as the mystical abilities of the Spectre.