Timothy Karnes is Freddy Freeman's, aka Captain Marvel Jr.'s foster brother. Freddy's parents, David and Rebecca, had taken Timothy in, but the boy was sent to live with another family when the couple was killed in a car accident. Timothy would find himself shuffled from one abusive foster home to another, and grew to hate and resent Freddy Freeman, who lived a happy life with his grandfather.
Dr. Sivana, hoping to find a way to kill Captain Marvel, has the high priest of the Temple of Bagdan kidnap Timothy, whom they learn is a descendant of the Bagdan line and the heir to the demonic powers of Sabbac. During a satanic ritual, Timothy is transformed for the first time into the demon Sabbac, and challenges Superman and Captain Marvel. Marvel defeats Sabbac after tricking him into saying his name.
The dark forces of Hell gave the human Timothy Karnes the power to become a being with powers to rival Captain Marvel. To access this power, all Karnes has to do is say the magic word "Sabbac", and magic black lightning strikes up from the underworld and transforms him into a muscle-bound demon with super-strength, super-speed, flight, fire breath, and the ability to emit fire blasts from the palms of his hands. His powers match those of the Marvels. Like Captain Marvel's magic word "Shazam", the word Sabbac is an acronym for the six beings who empower Sabbac: the demons Satan, Aym, Belial, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, and Craeteis.
- Superhuman Strength: S for the Invincible Strength of Satan
- Invulnerability: A for the Indestructible Body of Aym
- Superhuman Knowledge: B for the Evil Wisdom of Belial
- Pyrokinesis: B for the Flame Powers of Beelzebub
- Indomitable Will: A for the Evil Courage of Asmodeus
- Superhuman Stamina
- Flight: C for the Flight of Craeteis
- Superhuman Speed
- Sabbac first appeared in Pre-Crisis Earth-S continuity in Captain Marvel, Jr. #4 by Otto Binder and Al Carreno. The Post-Crisis New Earth version first appeared in Outsiders (Volume 3) #7 by Judd Winick and Tom Raney.
- 7 Appearances of Timothy Karnes (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Timothy Karnes (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Timothy Karnes (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Timothy Karnes (New Earth)
This character is or was primarily an enemy of Captain Marvel, the Wizard Shazam, or any of the extended members of the Marvel Family. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Marvel Family Villains."