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- — Captain Marvel src
When young Billy Batson says the magical word "Shazam" he becomes the world's mightiest mortal Captain Marvel.
Chosen by the mystical wizard, Shazam, Billy Batson is the champion of magic and a force for good. Together with his Marvel Family: Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Uncle Marvel, Tawky Tawny, Hill Marvel, Fat Marvel, and Tall Marvel, Billy fights evils like Doctor Sivana and the Sivana Family as well as the villainous Monster Society of Evil.
When Doctor Sivana, Captain Marvel's worst enemy, attacked the Rock of Eternity and threatened to use his suspendium to take over the universe, Billy Batson became Captain Marvel and fought off Sivana's forces until the eighth day ran out and he could win the day.
Powers and Abilities
- Divine Empowerment: All of the powers granted collection of six by gods and figures of legend either directly or through Shazam.
- Accelerated Healing
- Clairvoyance: The ability to understand situations from many angles, including future and past consequences with superhuman clarity and accuracy.
- Divine Grace: Innate luck and divine guidance that allows finesse in actions and dealings with others.
- Eidetic Memory
- Magic Resistance
- Enhanced Intellect: Intellect and wisdom are heightened to superhuman levels. This also provides great or comprehensive knowledge in many areas, including:
- Flight: The ability to hover or soar at high speed through an act of sheer will.
- Healing: The ability to use the transformative lightning to heal others or ones self instantly.
- Indomitable Will: An incredible amount of willpower that allows perseverance in overwhelming odds and seemingly unbeatable situations.
- Self-Sustenance: The ability to survive without sleep, food, water, or air.
- Superhuman Speed: The ability to run or fly at incredible rates of speed.
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Strength
- Teleportation: The ability to access the Rock of Eternity.
- Transformation: The ability to transform from a mortal to the entity empowered by the six.
- It is unknown if this Captain Marvel and Billy Batson are the same person. On Earth-S, Captain Marvel and Billy Batson were separate people and once one was called the other took a back seat. On New Earth, Captain Marvel and Billy Batson were the same person and Billy assumed an adult's body while still having his usual mental maturity.
- 7 Appearances of Billy Batson (Earth 5)
- 10 Images featuring Billy Batson (Earth 5)
- 2 Quotations by or about Billy Batson (Earth 5)
- Character Gallery: Billy Batson (Earth 5)
|Marvel Family member |
This character is or was a member of the Marvel Family in any of its various incarnations, and an ally of Captain Marvel and the Wizard Shazam. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Marvel Family members."