Black Adam
When you crush an ant beneath your foot, do you feel remorse? No. Is this because you are evil or because you recognize yourself as a higher form of life? This is what the Wizard could not understand. If I have the powers of the gods, then I am not a god myself? Should I not be treated as such?
~ Black Adam


Black Adam is a fictional supervillain and occasional antihero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Otto Binder and C.C Beck, the character is the archenemy of the superhero Shazam, also once known as Captain Marvel. Black Adam first appeared as a one-time villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics' The Marvel Family comic book (December 1945).

Powers and Stats

Tier: 4-B

Name: Black Adam

Origin: DC Comics , The Marvel Family #1

Gender: Male

Age: Thousands of years old

Classification: Mystically Enhanced Human

Powers and Abilities: Blessed with the power to gain Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Electricity Manipulation, Immortality (Type 1), Self-Sustenance (Types 1 and 2), Flight, Magic, Regeneration (Mid), Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Resistance to Magic and Mind Manipulation, Incredible Mental Acuity and knowledge of all of human history

Attack Potency: Solar System level (Consistently shown as at least comparable to Superman and Captain Marvel/Shazam)

Speed: Massively FTL+ (Consistently shown as at least comparable to Superman and Shazam)

Lifting Strength: Stellar (On par with Superman and Captain Marvel)

Striking Strength: Solar System Class (His power is on par with Superman and Captain Marvel/Shazam)

Durability: Solar System level (Nearly the whole JSA and JLA rosters were needed to defeat him at his best)

Stamina: Godlike, has the stamina of the Egyptian God Shu

Range: At least Hundreds of meters (several hundred), likely higher

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable

Intelligence: Capable of processing information extremely quickly and storing vast amounts of it, expert in various alien technologies, martial arts skills, good deductive and leadership skills, considerable battle experience with all kinds of powerful beings, knows several languages and studied under many people

Weaknesses: His power depends on how much magic he has, is vulnerable to magic but it must be significant to hurt him, if someone makes him scream Shazam he will return to his normal human form

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Notable Victories:

Gladiator (Marvel Comics) Gladiator's Profile (Speed was equalized)

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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