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Black Adam is Shazam's arch-nemesis: a dark reflection of the powers of the Egyptian gods. Driven by his constant anger and desire for vengeance, Adam's stamina of Shu, speed of Heru, strength of Amon, wisdom of Zehuit, power of Aton, and courage of Mehu (S.H.A.Z.A.M.) can level cities in moments.

Once an ancient Egyptian slave who received the powers of the Wizard Shazam, Teth-Adam was imprisoned for corrupution and misuse of power.

Jealous of Earth's new Mighty Champion, Adam believes he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good. One of the world’s foremost wielders of magic, Black Adam has been both hero and villain over a life that’s spanned thousands of years.

Background[]

The original champion of the wizard Shazam during Ancient Egypt, Teth-Adam lost his way after the deaths of his wife and children and used his powers for selfish gain, becoming known as the Black Adam.
Entombed by Shazam, Adam was inadvertently released by the Batson family and has since acted as Shazam’s polar nemesis.

Black Adam's last wave of destruction began World War III. Now, Black Adam broods on the throne of the militant Middle Eastern country of Kahndaq, plotting deadly vengeance against his enemies.

Warped by loss and tragedy, Black Adam is determined to resurrect his dead love, Isis.

Alternate Future[]

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In the alternate timeline where the conflict between heroes and villains has escalated to war, Black Adam challenges Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to battle following the latter slaying Giganta. As Adam overpowers Jordan, Flash (Barry Allen) races to his assistance, however, Adam ignites a combined explosion as Hal's gathered Willpower, Barry's Speed Force and Adam's Power Word converge, disrupting the entire battlefield and killing numerous soldiers on both sides. On Luthor's order, Adam then confronts a newly empowered and enraged Superman. Superman easily overpowers him, killing Adam with his heat vision.

As Brainiac begins his invasion, Luthor has Adam use his power word one last time to free his armour from Brainiac's control. However, as Adam was now dead, Teth Adam was no longer able to transform and Luthor left him to be eviscerated by Brainiac's Enforcers.

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  • He is the PvP arena mentor for villain players.

Trivia[]

  • Black Adam first appeared in Marvel Family #1 (December 1945).
  • Black Adam is voiced by Alexander Brandon.
  • Teth-Adam is a remote descendant of Egypt's first Pharaoh, Menes. This is one of the reasons why the Wizard Shazam chose him to be his first champion.

Gallery[]

Black Adam Gallery Page

See also[]

External links[]


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Heroes Shazam
Villains Black Adam - Doctor Sivana - Seven Deadly Sins
Other Isis
Items
Isis Bone Pile - Word of Power
Weapons
Apparel Aegis of Eternity - Black Adam T-Shirt - Captain Marvel T-Shirt - Divine Handwraps of the Goddess Isis - Doctor Sivana's Clever Glasses - Shroud of Anubis
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Locations
Kahndaq - Rock of Eternity
PvE Kahndaq (Raid) - Tomb of Isis
PvP
Miscellaneous
Justice League Dark - Justice Society of America - Sentinels of Magic


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Heroes Hawkgirl - Hawkman
Villains Gentleman Ghost - Lion-Mane
Other Black Adam
Items
Anti-Nth Metal - Nth-Metal - Nth-Metal (Artifacts)
Weapons Ensign's Nth-Metal Blades - Thanagarian Cestus - Thanagarian Pistol - Thanagarian Tomahawk
Apparel Enhanced Thanagarian Emblem - Hawkman Hoodie - Journeyman's Wings - Nth-Metal Battlesuit - Nth - Metal Wings of the Council - Raptor Tech - Thanagarian Emblem - Thanagarian Helm - Thanagarian Warrior's Helmet
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Thanagar
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Cat Avatars - Justice League of America - Justice Society of America
The First Piece
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Heroes Doctor Fate - Doctor Mid-Nite - Flash (Jay Garrick) - Green Lantern (Alan Scott) - Hawkgirl - Hawkman - Hippolyta/JSA Wonder Woman - Power Girl - Red Tornado - Shazam - Wildcat
Villains Black Adam - Eclipso - Felix Faust - Gentleman Ghost - Mordru - Per Degaton - Solomon Grundy - Ultra-Humanite - Vandal Savage
Other Black Canary - Doctor Occult - Etrigan the Demon - Spectre - Uncle Sam
Items
Helm of Nabu
Weapons Spear of Destiny
Apparel Adaptive Android - Aegis of Eternity - Atom Smasher Emblem - Deathmask of the Spectre - Doctor Fate's Managrips - Dr. Mid-Nite Emblem - Eclipso Emblem - Elemental Android - Enhanced Atom Smasher Emblem - Enhanced Dr. Mid-Nite Emblem - Enhanced Eclipso Emblem - Enhanced Etrigan Emblem - Enhanced Flash Emblem - Jay Garrick - Enhanced Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Enhanced Hourman Emblem - Enhanced Liberty Belle Emblem - Enhanced Mister Terrific Emblem - Enhanced Shade Emblem - Etrigan Emblem - Fate's Faith - Faust's Orichalcum Helm - Flash Emblem - Jay Garrick - Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Hourman Emblem - Liberty Belle Emblem - Mid-Nite - Mister Terrific Emblem - Nth-Metal Battlesuit - Power (Style) - Shade Emblem - Shroud of Anubis
Vehicles
Locations
Starrware Industries
PvE JSA Safehouse - JSA Metropolis Wing
PvP
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Blackhawk Squadron - Justice League of America - United States of America
A Rip in Time - Age of Justice
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Affiliates Amanda Waller - Bane - Black Adam - Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) - Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer) - Captain Cold - Deadshot - Doctor Light - Duchess - Harley Quinn - Killer Frost - King Shark - Mirror Master - Oracle - Parasite - Penguin - Poison Ivy - Power Girl - Solomon Grundy - Speedy - Steel - Superboy - Vixen
Adversaries Batman - Lois Lane
Other Chemo - Vicki Vale
Items
Bombshell Belle Reve's Poster
Weapons
Apparel Expert Marksman - Punchline
Vehicles
Locations
Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary
PvE Suicide Squad Training
PvP Belle Reve Sanitarium
Miscellaneous
Checkmate - United States of America - Justice League of America - Justice Society of America
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