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Characters: SHAZAM
Good ol' Captain Marvel has built up quite a supporting cast over his 70+ years of existence. Read more about them here.

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    The Marvel Family 

Chosen by the wizard Shazam, the Marvel Family are empowered by six ancient gods and heroes, possessing the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.

Captain Marvel / Marvel / Shazam (New 52)
AKA: Billy Batson

The World's Mightiest Mortal himself, Captain Marvel is one of Earth's most powerful heroes. Clad in his red uniform and white-and-gold cape, Cap stands as a symbol of courage, strength, and kindness. What few know, however, is that he is in fact Billy Batson, a young orphan empowered by the great wizard Shazam to be his champion. Whenever he speaks the wizard's name—"SHAZAM!"—Billy is transformed into the mighty Captain Marvel!

Billy's parents, famous archaeologists, were murdered by Theo Adam. After spending most of his childhood penniless and alone on the streets of Fawcett City, Shazam helped Billy find his long-lost twin sister, Mary, with whom he shared some of his vast power; he was then adopted by Mary's surrogate parents, the Bromfields. When not fighting evil as Captain Marvel, Billy is a schoolboy who moonlights as a novelty DJ for Whiz Radio.

After Shazam was killed during the Infinite Crisis, Captain Marvel gained his power as the new wizard, Marvel. This was short-lived, as Shazam was resurrected a couple years later. Due to mistakes Billy, his sister, and Black Adam made in the wizard's absence, Billy is currently powerless, but the time will surely come when he regains his power as Captain Marvel once again.

However, reality was reset before the Marvels could regain their powers. This resulted in some major changes to Billy's personalities in both identities. Billy was still mostly a good kid, but he was now a very troubled foster child and he wanted to grow up as fast as possible so that no one would have to take care of him. His superheroic codename was also changed to "Shazam", and his powers were now far more connected to his magical nature.

Billy also appears in Jeff Smith's Monster Society of Evil and its followup Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam. In both he is much the same character as he was in the Golden Age and the 90s series The Power of Shazam.
  • Alliterative Name: Billy Batson
  • All Your Powers Combined: Has Solomon's Wisdom, Hercules' Strength, Atlas' Stamina, Zeus' Power, Achilles' Courage, and Mercury's Speed.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Originally Fawcett's version of Superman. Now effectively an expy, since DC now owns both characters.
  • Archenemy: Has considered Black Adam, Dr. Sivana, and Mister Mind to be his archfoes at various points. The feeling is definitely mutual.
  • Badass: Big time.
  • Big Good: He is often treated like this, even in comparison to Superman, possibly due to Children Are Innocent. It's explicitly stated in the comics that Billy Batson would be Marvel full-time to help people, if not for the wizard Shazam insisting that Batson himself deserves some happiness in his life, too.
  • Black Bead Eyes: As Billy Batson, in the early comics.
  • Chest Insignia: The big lightning bolt.
  • Darker and Edgier: As of the New 52 and rename to "Shazam", all his more idealistic elements have been made much more cynical.
  • Death by Origin Story: His parents. In modern continuity, they were killed by Black Adam's descendant/reincarnation.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The Big Red Cheese. Bestowed upon him by Doctor Sivana.
  • Eyes Always Shut: As Captain Marvel.
  • Flight: A side effect of gaining his speed from Mercury.
  • Flying Brick: In the mold of Superman.
  • Follow the Leader: Obviously created to cash in on Superman's popularity. Then wound up getting so popular, Superman started to copy his trends.
  • Friend to All Children: The original hero for all children everywhere.
  • Fun Personified
  • Genius Bruiser: When he remembers to properly utilise the Wisdom of Solomon, Captain Marvel is capable of being extremely intelligent. Billy himself was often written as very clever and insightful when writers didn't lazily make Cap seem less sophistocated in an effort to make him appear more "childlike".
  • The Good Captain
  • Good Counterpart: Created by Shazam to be a good counterpart to Black Adam.
  • Heroic Build
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of Superman.
  • Ideal Hero: Even more ideal than Superman.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: In the '90s Crisis Crossover Underworld Unleashed, Billy's soul was so darn pure that not even the demon prince Neron could corrupt him. In fact he was stated out loud as having the most virtuous spirit of all DC heroes, even Superman. Superman is sometimes played as an older mentor to an even more idealistic younger brother, who can help out whenever there is magic or kryptonite involved.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His New 52 incarnation. With said heart of gold buried waaaaaaay down.
  • Kid Hero
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: To sometimes ludicrous levels, actually. In Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam it's a miracle he can stand up his chin sticks out so far.
  • Man Child: He often comes across this way, but for a different reason—he's a young boy (or sometimes teenager) named Billy who can transform into an adult superhero. Early on the two forms had different personalities, but most modern interpretations make them the same person, acting like a Cheerful Child in both forms (though Marvel gets a bit of maturity from having the Wisdom of Solomon as one of his powers).
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: When transformed, he has no weaknesses whatsoever, as his magic invulnerability works against pretty much any type of assault. Basically the most invulnerable DC hero around. During a battle with the galaxy-ravaging Void Hound, he was hit by an attack that warped space to teleport him inside out, but was only dazed, and it was stated outright that if any other hero had been hit (including Wonder Woman and the Kryptonians) they would probably have died. At the height of their power during the later Golden and Silver Ages, the Marvels were literally invulnerable, to the point that Captain Marvel and Black Adam were incapable of hurting each other (this was done away with in the Bronze Age and Modern Ages). Basically, while Superman and Captain Marvel are virtual equals in most physical respects like Strength, Speed and Durability, the Captain can survive certain effects that Superman might not due to the mystical nature of his invulnerability (like magical attacks, or the aforementioned warp/inside out beam).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance was based on actor Fred MacMurray.
  • Older Alter Ego: The God of it.
  • Put on a Bus: The general treatment ever since Marvel Comics appropriated his name. These days his main purpose is to fight Superman when the writers are lazy, though he has had a few good runs, including the 1995-1999 series and the First Thunder and Monster Society of Evil miniseries.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Not that Billy Batson is ugly, but Cap is better looking (not to mention not jailbait).
  • Sibling Team: With Mary.
  • Super Intelligence: Having access to Solomon's Wisdom boosts Billy's IQ to genius levels.
  • Super Reflexes: Part and parcel with the Super Speed.
  • Super Speed: Right up there with Superman in this department. Having Mercury as the source of your speed is a good place to be.
  • Super Strength: Again, to Superman levels. Given that it's coming from Hercules, this should not be surprising.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Though, as he tells Captain Nazi, he has no obligation to save him.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: In some of his cartoonier incarnations.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Stargirl. They didn't.

Mary Marvel
AKA: Mary Batson Bromfield

Captain Marvel's twin sister. While Billy was consigned to poverty after their parents died, Mary was taken in by a kindly rich couple, the Bromfields. When the siblings became teenagers, they met by chance when Mary entered a contest emceed by Billy. When Billy was captured by a gang of thugs, Mary was granted the powers of Shazam and saved her brother, transforming into an adult version of herself. They were reunited at last and the Marvel Family was born.

When Shazam died, Mary lost her powers, leading her on a quest to regain them. After gaining the powers of Black Adam, she fell victim to the silver tongue of the demon Eclipso, who brought her to the evil god Darkseid. Darkseid brainwashed Mary and his minion, Desaad, possessed her. After using Mary's body to fight the heroes of Earth, Desaad was cast out when Freddy Freeman used Shazam's power to exorcize him. She is currently powerless, her corruption by Darkseid having proven her unworthy to the resurrected Shazam; whether this would have changed was not seen by the time of the reboot.

An alternate version of Mary appears in Jeff Smith's Monster Society of Evil. This version is a ten year old girl who is accidentally granted her powers when Billy transforms into Captain Marvel at too close a range; unlike him, she remains ten when she invokes the power of Shazam.

Captain Marvel, Jr. / CM3 / Shazam II
AKA: Freddy Freeman

A friend of Billy Batson's who was crippled by Captain Nazi in both Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis continuity, Freddy Freeman was granted a portion of Billy and Mary's powers in order to help him walk again. When he says "Captain Marvel" he is transformed into a physically perfect version of himself, with a portion of Captain Marvel's powers, with a strikingly distinctive yellow on blue variation of the Marvel costume. He's had issues with Billy at various points, most notably due to his own interest in Mary and Billy's insistence on protecting his sister.
  • Alliterative Name: Freddy Freeman
  • All Your Powers Combined: The same beings who empower Billy (and in modern continuity Mary) empower Freddy.
  • Badass Cape
  • Berserk Button: Captain Nazi is a walking berserk button for Freddy during the 90s series, and the mere mention of the man, let alone the sight of him, can send Freddy into a homicidal rage.
  • Breakout Character
  • Break the Cutie: Happened to him at the hands of Captain Nazi.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Unlike Billy and Mary, his "magic word" was "Captain Marvel!", not "Shazam!" (meaning that he couldn't even say his own name, hence the "CM3" apellation). This changed when he became the leader of the Marvel Family.
  • Clark Kenting: Though likely justified, as Freddy's status as a cripple will stop most people from thinking he could be a superhero.
  • Darker and Edgier: But just a little bit, and the drawing style for his original stories was never nearly as goofy as for the others, nor was the tone, which may be why he was chosen to replace Billy.
  • Death by Origin Story: His grandfather, killed by Captain Nazi.
  • Flight
  • Flying Brick
  • Foil: To Billy in both their guises in the 90s comic. Billy's something of a social outcast known only from the radio, while Freddy was the king of the school, and later ended up as the city's best known charity case. Conversely, Captain Marvel is a well-known and loved superhero on paar with Superman, while Captain Marvel Jr. is frequently seen as a loose cannon, particularly after some of his dustups with Captain Nazi.
  • Kid A Nova: Prior to his crippling, which is why Billy warns him away from Mary.
  • Hot-Blooded: Easily has the hottest temper of the three, which gets him in trouble fairly often.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Both Billy and Mary worry that Freddy just wants to use Mary.
  • Legacy Character: His switch to the second Shazam.
  • Lovable Jock: He was one of these before Captain Nazi mangled his spine. He lost his athletic ability and most of his friends.
  • My Sister Is Off Limits: On the recieving end of this from Billy.
  • Nice Guy
  • Shout-Out: Elvis Presley was a huge Captain Marvel, Jr. fan when he was a kid, and his iconic Vegas outfit was in fact based on Freddy's costume. Modern writers have returned the favor by making Freddy a huge music fan with a love of Elvis in particular.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick
  • Super Intelligence: Though of the three, he's the most likely to ignore the advice that Solomon gives him.
  • Super Reflexes
  • Super Speed
  • Super Strength
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Though unlike Billy and Mary he comes close to violating it with Captain Nazi.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Enters it whenever he's around Captain Nazi. It takes Billy and Mary to hold him back.
  • UST: On and off with Mary.

Shazam I / The Old Wizard / The Champion
AKA: Jebediah of Canaan

The former wielder of Captain Marvel's powers, Shazam is the wizard who granted Billy Batson his powers.

Uncle Dudley / Uncle Marvel
AKA: Dudley H. Dudley

Mister Tawky Tawny

A talking tiger that was originally Mary's doll.

Marvel Bunny
AKA: Hoppy

The Lieutenant Marvels (Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel, and Hill Marvel)
AKA: "Tall" Billy Batson, "Fat" Billy Batson, and "Hill" Billy Batson

Three young boys from across the United States who just happened to share the same name as Billy "Captain Marvel" Batson—"Tall" Billy from Texas, "Fat" Billy from Brooklyn, and "Hill" Billy from down south. Travelling to Fawcett City to meet the famous kid radio star, the four formed the "Billy Batson Club". When the quartet were kidnapped by Doctor Sivana, Billy gave the other three the ability to transform into the Lieutenant Marvels by saying "Shazam". Afterwards, the three became members of the Marvel Family, aiding the Big Red Cheese on a part-time basis.

The three Lieutenant Marvels were erased from history by the Crisis on Infinite Earths (though post-Crisis versions of them were briefly seen in Trials of Shazam!, only to immediately lose their powers).

    The Black Marvel Family 

Black Adam / Mighty Adam
AKA: Theo Adam / Teth-Adam

Black Adam was an Egyptian champion of Shazam given his powers, who was sent into suspended animation after corrupting them upon the deaths of his family. In modern times, he was reincarnated in the body of a descendant, a thief and a murderer. Eventually, his original personality took hold, though before long, it was revealed that he was pretty brutal in the old days as well. Twisting various other legacy heroes to his ways, he formed his own team, took over his home country (killing the dictator in charge), and became a huge Anti-Hero character. He gained and lost a new family once his new team broke up, as Isis and Osiris were brutally killed in the 52 event, and he became a genocidal maniac as a result. Shazam has finally decided to punish him by turning him into a statue, and until the New 52 reboot, he remained stuck that way.

A very different version of Black Adam appears in the alternate continuity of Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam. This version is a fellow schoolmate of Billy's who can nonetheless transform into the adult Black Adam.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Shu's Stamina, Heru's Swiftness and flight, Amon's Strength, Zehuti's Wisdom, Aton's Power, and Mehen's Courage.
  • Anti-Hero: Type V; a defining modern example. Despite being a hero on the JSA, he had no problem with killing people, finally quitting the team when they let Kobra go rather than see anyone die.
  • The Atoner: Initially, he joins the JSA to prove himself a hero, decrying the actions of Theo Adam. It doesn't turn out too well.
  • Badass
  • Breakout Character/Breakout Villain: Proved to be a massively popular character in the 90s, eventually starring in his own miniseries, joining the JSA, and being a big player in the DCU.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Shazam!"
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: 5,000 years ago, his methods were grade-A heroic.
  • Enfante Terrible: In Billy Batson and the Power of Shazam.
  • Evil Counterpart: Inverted. While Theo Adam didn't transform into Black Adam until after Billy had become Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel himself was originally created as the good counterpoint to the ancient Black Adam, who Shazam knew could be reawakened.
  • Fallen Hero: Black Adam was once a great hero in ancient Egypt, but fell to evil. He's tried to clean up his act in recent years, but is still an antihero at best.
  • Flight: Courtesy of Zehuti
  • Flying Brick
  • Genius Bruiser: Black Adam is sometimes written this way, at least when he's a protagonist. Unlike with Captain Marvel, there's no supernatural element present. When he's a villain, for the record, he is typically of average intelligence.
  • Gorn: Various writers and artists could be said to indulge themselves to this with Adam stories, as he has Superman-level powers and no problems with killing. His mini-series was particularly bad. He's shred limbs, torn people in half, stomped people into goo, and punched a guy's metal mask through his face.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door
  • Knight Templar
  • Love Makes You Evil: In some continuities' backstories, Adam was denounced and banished by the wizard for falling in love with an evil woman (such as Blaze in The Power of Shazam! or Princess Jemia in the Filmation cartoon). Of course, Adam doesn't see his lover as evil, hence his anger at the wizard.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: There's not much out there that can hurt Black Adam; there have been times when neither he nor Captain Marvel could hurt the other.
  • Pointy Ears: Inexplicably. At first it was probably to give him a demonic appearance, but now it's just The Artifact (and makes him look like the Sub-Mariner's long-lost twin).
  • Reincarnation: Theo Adam is a descendent and reincarnation of the original Teth-Adam.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He demolishes an entire country, a Libya-stand-in called Bialya, when he finds out they allied with those who murdered Osiris and Isis.
  • Super Reflexes
  • Super Speed
  • Super Strength
  • Taken for Granite
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted.
  • Token Evil Teammate: During his tenure with the JSA.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist

AKA: Adrianna Tomaz

Osiris
AKA: Amon Tomaz

Sobek / Famine
AKA: Yurrd the Unknown

    Villains 

Blaze
AKA: Angelica Blaze

One of Shazam's children, the demoness Blaze battles her brother Satanus for control of their Hell dimension.

Captain Nazi
AKA: Albrecht Krieger

A Nazi super soldier and enemy of Captain Marvel who, in both Pre-and-Post-Crisis continuities crippled Freddy Freeman and murdered his grandfather. He's served in several supervillain teams since then, but always returns to clash with the Marvels, and Captain Marvel Jr. in particular.

Chain Lightning
AKA: Amy
Amy

A troubled girl with electrical powers and a fractured personality, Amy was saved by Captain Marvel Jr. when she tried to commit suicide. She eventually developed a crush on him, which the three alternate personalities (Amber, The Inner Child, and Id) skewed into a dangerous obsession.
  • Abusive Dad: Referenced by The Inner Child.
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her costume stops her from overloading and killing herself, and helps to keep the other three under control.
  • Death Seeker: Amy can definitely come off like this.
  • Driven to Suicide: Amy tried to kill herself during a brief period when she was in control.
  • Enemy Without: When Chain Lightning drained the three Captain Marvels of their powers, all three of her alternate personalities manifested independently of Amy.
  • Enfante Terrible: The form taken by The Inner Child when manifested.
  • Energy Absorption: Can drain electricity from anything, including the Marvel Family.
  • Foil: To Freddy, who is more or less emotionally stable, but physically crippled, while she is physically fine, but too mentally damaged to live her own life.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Amy makes a variant on one when she absorbs Amber, The Inner Child, and Id back into herself, losing her mind again in order to save Junior.
  • Insanity Defence: Gets off on this, and with good cause, seeing as Amy isn't the one who actually breaks the law.
  • It's All About Me: The Amber persona evidences traits of this.
  • Love Makes You Crazy/Love Makes You Evil: Seeing Captain Marvel Jr. holding hands with Mary Marvel was enough to trigger a relapse, shortly after her release from the hospital.
  • The Mentally Ill: Amy's a depressed, suicidal girl, with three alternate personalities in addition to her own, who has to be heavily medicated in order to stay functional.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: When under Amber's influence she tries to kill anybody she sees as standing between herself and Junior.
  • Only One Name: None of her personas have last names.
  • Psycho Electro: Very unbalanced and possessed of electric powers.
  • Shock and Awe
  • Split Personality: Three personalities, plus Amy.
  • Split Personality Takeover: Amber is usually dominant.
  • Stalker with a Crush
  • Stripperiffic: Amber's costumes tend to be along these lines when she manifests physically.
  • Tragic Villain: Amy's an innocent girl who just happens to suffer from a crippling mental illness.
  • Villainous Crush: On Captain Marvel Jr.

Doctor Sivana
AKA: Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, Sr.

The world's foremost Mad Scientist, Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana is a spiteful, petty, raving troll of a man who will settle for nothing less than total global domination... if only he can get rid of that Big Red Cheese first. Originally the CEO of Sivana Industries, Sivana's battles with Captain Marvel led to his financial ruin, which caused him to slip deeper and deeper into insanity. He was also the employer of Theo Adam, and accidentally provided him with the scarab that turned him into Black Adam; he later helped create the Four Horsemen who killed Isis and Osiris. Today, Sivana is a rogue scientist who has allied himself with the Secret Society of Super-Villains, the Injustice League, and the Oolong Island Science Squad.

In the alternate continuity of Jeff Smith's The Monster Society of Evil, Sivana is US Attorney-General, and betrays the human race to Mister Mind in exchange for his advanced technology.

Georgia Sivana

Dr. Sivana's youngest daughter, and the twin sister of Thaddeus Sivana Jr, Georgia Sivana inherited her father's meanstreak, and regrettably, his looks. A miserable, resentful girl, she frequently clashed with the Marvels (and Mary Marvel in particular) during the Golden Age; she hasn't appeared much since.

Ibac
AKA: Stanley "Stinky" Printwhistle

A scrawny criminal who gains Caligula's cruelty, Ivan the Terrible's ability to inspire terror, Ceasare Borgia's cunning and Atilla the Hun's ferocity when he says "Ibac". Somehow this results in a Dumb Muscle bruiser who poses little threat to anyone with superpowers.

King Kull

Madame Libertine

The great-niece of Captain Nazi, and granddaughter of his Mad Scientist brother, Wolf, Madame Libertine is a committed Neo-Nazi who possesses the power to make people lose their inhibitions. She has a rocky relationship with her misogynistic great-uncle, yet aids him nonetheless.

Mister Mind
Post-Crisis Mister Mind

An evil worm (or caterpillar) from Venus, Mister Mind uses his telepathic powers to try and rule the world. The Pre-Crisis, Golden Age Mind wore spectacles, used a voice box to communicate with regular humans, and ran a group called The Monster Society of Evil, which included most of Captain Marvel's major enemies, and tried to sabotage Allied efforts during WWII.

Despite what you might be expecting after reading the above, he's one of the few Captain Marvel villains who isn't Played for Laughs Post-Crisis. Reimagined as a more realistic looking caterpillar, Mind's telepathic powers were made far more potent, making him one of the most powerful psychics in the DCU. He tried to pave the way for his species to invade Earth, and following his defeat hijacked Sarge Steel and tried to trigger a nuclear holocaust, destroying Mary Marvel's hometown of Fairfield in the process. Since then, he's evolved into the Hyperfly and tried to devour the multiverse, clashed with Lex Luthor on behalf of the Zone Child, and remained a major player in the Post-Crisis world.

A version of Mind also appears in the Alternate Universe of The Monster Society of Evil, as a tiny snake from another dimension who invades Earth with his army of monsters and giant robots, manipulating the likes of Dr. Sivana to serve his purposes.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: His entire species was pretty godawful, a fact that Mind acknowledges during a conversation with Captain and Mary Marvel.
  • Alien Invasion: The scout for an alien invasion from Venus.
  • Archenemy: To the Marvel Family as a whole, in both the Golden Age and the Dark Age & Modern Age of Comic Books. Individual enemies like Sivana and Captain Nazi have claims on Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., but when it comes to threatening the Marvels as a group, nobody holds a candle to Mister Mind.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Creates a hallucination of himself growing to several hundred feet and then rampaging through Washington and the White House.
  • Badass Bookworm: Surprisingly resilient for something so small, Mind manages to give the Captains a good fight after climbing into his Powered Armour.
  • Battle in the Centre of the Mind: Takes on Luthor this way in The Black Ring.
  • Big Bad: Of the Monster Society of Evil, and numerous arcs in the comics, with and without the Society behind him. He was also The Big Bad in Jeff Smith's "Monster Society of Evil", which takes place in an alternate universe.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Let's see—he's immune to electricity, hibernates when frozen, can survive beatings no one should be able to, can breed without mating, and oh yeah, can pass his memories onto his offspring via a strand of RNA.
  • Breakout Character/Breakout Villain: Mister Mind has gone onto be a much bigger player in the larger DC Universe than Captain Marvel has.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: During the 1940s when he ran a "School of Evil". The modern version of the character drops these qualities in favour of a more classic Alien Invasion.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Depending on the Artist: How many legs he has, how long he is, and how anthropomorphic he looks.
  • Evil Genius
  • Evil vs. Evil: Has clashed with Lex Luthor in the pages of Action Comics.
  • Eviler than Thou: With Dr. Sivana in The Power of Shazam. Mind won out.
  • Hive Mind: The only survivor of one, he has all the powers of everyone who was ever connected to him.
  • Hive Queen: Hive King actually, controlling every single one of his larvae.
  • Humongous Mecha: Brings three giant robots to invade Earth and scour it of life in "Monster Society of Evil." From his perspective, the Powered Armour he used in Power of Shazam is probably an example of this as well.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Played with in The Black Ring. Mind goes through a lot of trauma and would be sympathetic but, as Luthor reminds himself, this is the being that nuked a city and tried to devour the multiverse.
  • It's Personal: With the Marvels after he nukes Fairfield.
  • Karma Houdini: Post-Crisis Mind was last scene making his escape into deep space with Luthor's Lois Lane robot as a bodysuit. The reboot happened immediately afterwards, so he never got his commeuppance.
  • Kill All Humans: Tries this in his second appearance in The Power of Shazam, attempting to arrange a nuclear holocaust.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In The Power of Shazam, where he enslaved minds, mutated Sinclair Batson into a twisted mess, blew up Fairfield and threatened the world with nuclear annihilation, a far cry from the petty criminals that Captain Marvel normally dealt with.
  • Laughably Evil: When he went up against Luthor in Action Comics.
  • The Leader: Of the Monster Society of Evil in both the Golden Age and Jeff Smith's version.
  • Made of Iron: Mind has survived freezing, blowing up, being thrown off a skyscraper, and numerous other events that should kill a human, let alone a being of his size. His Bizarre Alien Biology may be a part of this.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: In his first confrontation with Captain Marvel in the Golden Age he only talked through media and never revealed himself. As a result, it was quite a surprise to find out the fearsome Mister Mind actually was a mere worm. The same thing happens in Jeff Smith's "Monster Society of Evil", where Mind hides inside a giant robot, and when asked to show himself, uses a much larger projection. Billy and Mary are quite shocked when they meet the real Mister Mind.
  • The Man Behind The Monsters: In The Monster Society of Evil, he has an army of talking alien aligators, centaurs, cyclopes, and other strange beings at his disposal.
  • Meaningful Name: Mister Mind is a telepath.
  • Mind Rape: Does it to Sarge Steel and Luthor.
  • The Napoleon: Exaggerated. He's a two-inch long worm with dreams of world conquest.
  • Narcissist: Of the kind that reacts to humiliation with a nuclear strike. Mind's all about feeding his ego, and can't bear anything that might make him seem weak.
  • Nice Hat: Dons a black cowboy hat when threatening Luthor during The Black Ring. Justified as they in a western-style fantasy, and Luthor is percieving Mind as the villain or "black hat".
  • Nuke 'em: Tries to cause a nuclear holocaust in The Power of Shazam and succeeds in obliterating the town of Fairfield with the atomic robot Mister Atom.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: During Infinite Crisis when he evolves into The Hyperfly and tries to devour the multiverse.
  • Powered Armour: Mind has an eight-foot tall suit that he dons to fight Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel head on. From his point of view it's probably more of a Humongous Mecha.
  • Pride: Easily his big sin.
  • Psychic Powers: Including telepathy and Mind Rape.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Can control you from a distance via telepathy, or crawl in your ear for total mental domination.
  • Reality Warper: During Infinite Crisis as The Hyperfly, which was able to eat portions of space/time.
  • Robot Master: Has regularly used robots to do his fighting for him.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Only a few inches tall, arguably the smartest person in the whole series.
  • Starfish Aliens: He's a two-inch alien worm.
  • Telepath: One of the strongest ones in the DCU.
  • Truly Single Parent: Produces large numbers of larval offspring whom he then mind controls into doing his bidding.

Sabbac I
AKA: Timothy Karnes

Freddy Freeman's former foster brother, Timothy Karnes used black magic to contact Hell and gain powers from six of the most powerful archdevils and demon lords in existence. When he says "Sabbac" he is transformed into a green-robed version of himself, empowered by the demons in much the same the Marvel Family is empowered by its benefactors.

Sabbac II
AKA: Ishmael Gregor

A Russian mob boss with a serious craving for power, Ishmael Gregor killed the original Sabbac and stole his power in a black magic ritual, transforming into a new version of Sabbac that stood several stories tall.

    Other Heroes 

In addition to the Marvel Family, Fawcett City is home to various other heroes, mostly drawn from DC's acquisitions from Fawcett Comics.

Bulletman and Bulletgirl
AKA: Jim and Susan Barr

Ibis the Invincible
AKA: Amentep

Minute-Man
AKA: Jack Weston

Mister Scarlet and Pinky the Whiz Kid
AKA: Brian and Pinkerton Butler

Spy Smasher
AKA: Alan Armstrong

The Squadron of Justice

A team of super-heroes brought together by the god Mercury, the informally-named Squadron of Justicenote  was the Earth-S counterpart to Earth-1's Justice League and Earth-2's Justice Society. Comprised of Captain Marvel, the Lieutenant Marvels, Bulletman, Bulletgirl, Ibis, Mister Scarlet, and Pinky, they came together to rescue Shazam from the clutches of King Kull. They won the day with the aid of the JLA and JSA. The Squadron of Justice does not exist post-Crisis.

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Sterling Morris

Sterling Morris is the owner of WHIZ Radio in Fawcett City in the original and current continuities, and the owner of SNN and WHIZ TV in the Earth-5note  continuity. As such, he's Billy Batson's boss.

  • Honest Corporate Executive: In all continuities he's more than willing to hire Billy to work as a correspondent. In The Monster Society of Evil, he accepts Captain Marvel's claims that Sivana is corrupt, despite Cap being on Sivana's wanted list.
    • That said, he sometimes acknowledges that his media empire is a business, and he admits that Billy Batson's reporting is fantastic for ratings.
  • Da Editor: In addition to owning the radio (or TV) station, he oversees its operations and programming.

Helen Fidelity

Helen Fidelity is a reporter for SNN and WHIZ TV, who meets and befriends Captain Marvel, Billy, and their friends during Mr. Mind's invasion in The Monster Society of Evil.

Beautia Sivana
''"Just call me 'Tia. Otherwise you're just stating the obvious."

The oldest daughter of Dr. Sivana, Beautia is stunningly pretty, and exceptionally pleasant, if vain. Initially willing to work for her father, she quickly turned on him, becoming an ally and friend of the Marvel Family during the Golden Age. In the Dark Age and Modern Age, we only meet her after her Heel-Face Turn. In both continuities, she has a serious crush on Captain Marvel.

Magnificus Sivana

Dr. Sivana's oldest son, Magnificus possessed Super Strength during the Golden Age, and briefly worked for his father, before performing a Heel-Face Turn and siding with Captain Marvel. In the Post-Crisis verse we only meet him post-Heel-Face Turn, without any powers, and working as an astronaut.


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