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Eugene Choi is Billy Batson's foster brother at his new home, who enjoys tech and non-fiction. Eventually, he and the rest of his foster siblings gained the powers of Shazam.

Biography

Early life

Just like his other foster siblings, Eugene was a ward of the state until taken in by foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.[3]

Meeting Billy Batson

One night, he was playing video games while Victor and Rosa brought home Billy Batson, a foster child who was just adopted into the family. When they enter the house, Eugene yells out at his video game. When Rosa and Victor notice this, Rosa briefly introduces Billy to Eugene. Victor walks over and tells him that sodas aren't allowed after sunset. Because Eugene was playing for a good long while, he didn't realize it had gotten dark.[3]

Confronting the bullies

"Back off, assbags! I know how to use these things!"
―Eugene to the bullies.[src]

The next day at school, Eugene witnessed his brother Freddy getting bullied by Brett and Burke Breyer, while Mary and Darla fail to stop them. Right after Billy ran over to fight them, Eugene grabbed the nunchucks from Burke's pants and tried to confront them by swinging them around, but he clumsily hit himself in the back of the head. While Eugene was distracting the bullies, Billy ran off. While the bullies ran after Billy, Eugene and the rest of his foster siblings walked over to the hurt Freddy to make sure he was okay.

Later that night, Rosa was on the phone with the police trying to find Billy, who still hadn't returned. Meanwhile, Eugene was looking Billy up online to find his social media accounts, but couldn't find anything. He showed his phone to Mary, while pointing out that he had no social media presence.[3]

Dinner

One night, the family was sitting at dinner. Victor excitedly talked about how there was a new superhero in town and that he believed he was doing a good job. However, Eugene believed otherwise, and mocked the hero about how he was charging people's phones while Eugene could just do it with a plug. He continued to engage with the others in talking about how bad the hero was, who, unbeknownst to them, was sitting right there at the table.

At one point, Pedro shows Eugene Billy's notebook and he uses his computer skills to help Billy track down his birth mother.[3]

Finding out about Billy's Superpowers

Mary, Darla, Eugene, and Pedro watching the news and noticing Freddy and Shazam.

One evening, Eugene was sitting in the living room with Mary, Darla, and Pedro when they overheard Billy getting scolded by Victor for his irresponsible actions. He looked over at the TV and noticed video footage on the news of Freddy talking to a superhero, and questioned why Freddy was with the superhero. Mary got suspicious about this, and when she quietly pointed out to her siblings that Billy is the superhero, Eugene questioned her suspicions out loud, only to be followed by Darla excitedly confirming it.

The four siblings walked upstairs to the front of Billy and Freddy's bedroom to closely listen in on Victor. Once the foster parents walked out of the room, the siblings slowly walked inside to comfort the saddened Billy, knowing that he was the hero. When Billy noticed Pedro holding his notebook, Mary told him that Eugene finished his search. Eugene then proceeded to tell Billy the names of his biological parents and the location of his mother. Once Billy ran off to go see her, Rosa and Victor ran after him while telling the foster siblings to stay inside. Not too long after, Freddy entered the house, and the siblings were confronted by Thaddeus Sivana.[3]

Threatened by Sivana

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Eugene and the rest of his foster siblings were in the living room, being held hostage by Sivana. Later, when the superhero arrived back home to confront Sivana, Eugene was amazed to see the hero standing right there. A few minutes later, when the superhero entered the Rock of Eternity to give up his powers to Sivana and save his family, Eugene and the other siblings followed them inside and brought "weapons" to confront Sivana and save their brother. When they tried to get out, Eugene noticed that the door they came through was gone. While the group followed Darla in an attempt to escape, they came across a lot of doors, hoping this could be a way out. Eugene opened one door, but noticed crocodile-men, and immediately closed the door. Eventually, Billy helped get them out, and they all ran over to Christmas Village to hide from Sivana.[3]

Becoming a superhero

The Shazam Family, with their newly granted powers, ready to fight Sivana and the Sins.

When Sivana found the siblings at Christmas Village, Billy fought him while the siblings watched. When Freddy noticed Sivana's weakness of losing his powers when the sins exit his eye, Mary started an attempt to divide and conquer, only to have them captured by the sins and used as hostages against Billy so he would give up his power. Eventually, Billy knocked the staff out of Sivana's hands and Eugene joined the rest of his siblings in putting their hands on the staff and earning superpowers.

While Billy fought Sivana, Eugene and the other siblings assembled to fight the sins, while he was testing out his new electricity powers. Eventually, when Billy got the eye out of Sivana's head, Eugene and the other siblings flew over to Billy to join and congratulate him. For a brief moment, they believed Billy was being tempted by the eye, but then laughed when Billy said he was just joking around. Around them, a cheering crowd had formed, and soon after, they returned to the Rock of Eternity to return the eye and the Sins.[3]

A new hangout

The Shazam Family appreciating their new lair.

After their fight with Sivana and the Sins, Eugene and his brothers returned to the Rock. Billy put the Eye back and re-imprisoned the Sins. They proceeded to sit down on six of the thrones before noticing there was an empty seventh throne.[4]

Lunch with Billy and Superman

One day at lunch, while Freddy was sitting, alone, Eugene and the rest of his siblings went over to Freddy's table, as they have made a special arrangement. He is present when the champion superhero walks in, sits down with Freddy, and talk about how great of a person he is. He also witnesses Superman walking in to sit down and have lunch with them.[3]

Rescue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Eugene and his other brothers were contacted by Billy and Freddy about a robbery going on in a museum. They meet at the lockers, where they transformed into their superhero alter-egos and headed for the museum. They arrived and quickly intervened. Eugene sent a bolt of lightning into the thieves, while his brothers stopped the other thugs. The robbers were detained and the art was returned. The robbers were detained and the art was returned.[5]

Personality

Eugene is a huge gamer, and is frequently occupied by a screen. He is brave, but rather reckless and clumsy, as seen when he attempts to defend Freddy Freeman from the bullies with nunchucks, but hit himself in the head instead. Eugene has a habit of quoting video game terms when fighting as a superhero.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Mystical transformation: After shouting "Shazam", while holding the wizard's staff, Eugene was given the ability to transform. When transformed, Eugene has many powers and abilities, which exceed the capabilities of human beings.
    • Electricity manipulation: He can generate and project electricity. Its electric blasts are powerful enough to seriously hurt the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man.
    • Flight: Eugene is able to fly in his superhero form.

Abilities

"Look, I'm not a hacker, okay? But I have played Watch Dogs and Uplink. And maybe I did pick up a few skills, which maybe did get me into federal databases most people can't get into."
―Eugene Choi to Billy Batson[src]
  • Expert hacker: Eugene is able to access otherwise inaccessible files from the federal government.

Equipment

  • Eugene's suit: When empowered by Shazam, Eugene wears a costume that is colored gray, with a lightning bolt on his chest. It also has a white cape with a hood and gold trip.

Relationships

Family

Enemies

References

External links

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Shazam Family
Members Billy Batson (leader) | Freddy Freeman | Mary Bromfield | Darla Dudley | Eugene Choi | Pedro Peña
Former members Shazam
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