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Teth-Adam, also known as Black Adam, is the former champion of the wizard Shazam. Due to his great heroic acts he became the ruler of Kahndaq and formed a family. However, after his family was murdered, Adam unleashed the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man to kill the murderers of his family and the people of Kahndaq, killing millions. Due to this terrible act, he was imprisoned by Shazam in the confines of the Earth.
Becoming a Champion
But while he was off fighting someone else's war, his family was murdered by criminals. This turn of events led Teth-Adam to protect Kahndaq by any means necessary, resorting to brutality and ruthlessness, so he intentionally unleashed the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man upon the criminals who killed his family and the people of Kahndaq, in which killed millions.
In response to such harsh acts, the Wizard plagued him with the name "Black Adam", before leaving him entombed ever since. It was only until the modern era that the Wizard Shazam would choose a new champion - Billy Batson.
Teth-Adam was heroic and courageous, which led to him being chosen as the first champion of the wizard Shazam. However, when his family was murdered by criminals, he became brutal and ruthless, and this led him to release the Seven Deadly Sins upon the murderers of his family and the people of Kahndaq, killing millions.
Divine Empowerment: The Wizard Shazam imbued Teth-Adam with 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.
- Superhuman Strength: To be added
- Superhuman Speed: To be added
- Superhuman Stamina: To be added
- Electricity Manipulation: to be added
- Shazam † - Former Mentor and Captor
Behind the scenes
- In 2005, New Line Cinema had been pushing the idea of a Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam! live-action feature film, with Peter Segal as director and Michael Uslan as producer. Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had agreed to appear in the film as Black Adam, but the project was ultimately abandoned. Nine years later, Johnson signed on to play Black Adam in the 2019 film Shazam!. However, in January 2017, it was announced that Black Adam would appear in his own solo film instead.