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     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.

See his personal page.


AKA: Adrianna Tomaz

  • Back from the Dead: She was killed by the Horseman of Pestilence, but revived by Evil Sorcerer Felix Faust to torment Adam. It backfired when she castrated him with her bare hands.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Having her home destroyed, being killed, being resurrected to be used as a sex slave by Felix Faust, being turned to stone, and being resurrected again definitely ruined any sunny outlook she originally had about life.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "O Mighty Isis!" or "I am Isis!"
  • Canon Immigrant: She's based on the title character of a short-lived TV show from the '70s, which was set in the same universe as the 1970s Shazam! series. Her real name is based on the real name of the TV show's character (Adrianna Tomaz vs. Andrea Thomas), she has the same transformation phrase ("O Mighty Isis!"), and she shares her series counterpart's control of nature and the elements. However, since DC doesn't own the rights to the TV series version of the character, but have the loophole that the name "Isis" is in the public domain, they changed things just enough to avoid copyright issues.
  • Elemental Powers: In addition to being a Flying Brick, she can control the four classical elements, lightning, lava, and the weather.
  • Friend to All Children / Friend to All Living Things
  • Fertile Feet
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Currently good.
  • Knight Templar: After her resurrection. To the point she declared Kahndaq a closed state to all foreign influence with the consequence of foreign intrusion being another World War III event caused by her.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Isis is often portrayed as beautiful and graceful, as well as a female superhero with great power over the elements and telekinesis.
  • Mind over Matter: In addition to the powers previously mentioned, she's also a powerful telekinetic.
  • Morality Pet: She used to be this for Adam by encouraging him to use his powers to improve his country and placating his temper when he gets wrathful, but her eventual last words that Adam was correct in his vicious approach and that he should obtain vengeance before her death after Kahndaq was attacked terminated that status.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge
  • Taken for Granite: Unlike Adam, she was freed from this fate.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Not originally, but she slips into genocidal mode after Black Adam frees her from Felix Faust's control. After Osiris reverts her back to normal from her stone state, she keeps slipping back from maniacal to good until Osiris is able to get her back to sanity.

AKA: Amon Tomaz

  • A God Am I: Thinks it's okay to kill normal people because of his godlike powers.
  • Ax-Crazy: What he became.
  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to the White Light in Blackest Night.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Black Adam!"
  • Evil Counterpart: In a sense and then played straight. He started out as the Black Marvel Family's answer to Captain Marvel Jr. but wasn't a bad person. Then when he died and came back he gradually became more selfish and prone to violence until he basically became the Marvel Family's answer to Superboy-Prime.
  • Face–Heel Turn: No longer cares who he kills or how many so long as he gets results.
  • Flanderization: Started out as a Naïve Newcomer unaware of the stigma attached to Black Adam. Then became disillusioned and feared he was cursed by Adam's power before he was killed by his seeming friend Sobek. After his undead heroic sacrifice in Blackest Night he became the Token Good Teammate of Slade's mercenary team before gradually become self-deluded, completely selfish, and completely willing to spill blood to get what he wants.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In a sense. After being revived as a Black Lantern, Amon was somehow in control of his mind and body, and managed to pull a heroic sacrifice stopping Black Lantern Sobek. Then he came back from the dead and helped killed Ryan Choi.

     Sobek / Famine
AKA: Yurrd the Unknown


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