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"Hey! Thad, you can't go crying to other people all the time. A man needs to know when to stand up for himself."
―Mr. Sivana to Thaddeus Sivana[src]

Mr. Sivana was the founder of Sivana Industries and the father of Sid and Thaddeus Sivana. He, alongside Sid, and the board members of Sivana Industries were killed by a vengeful Thaddeus and the Seven Deadly Sins.


Early life[]

In 1974, While Mr. Sivana was driving to his father's house in Upstate New York, young Thaddeus Sivana was transported to the Rock of Eternity to be chosen as a potential champion of the wizard Shazam, only to be rejected due to not being pure of heart and sent back, due to being easily tempted by the Seven Deadly Sins. Thad, confused, yelled and caused a collision where Mr. Sivana became crippled, and Sid blamed Thad for the incident.


Mr. Sivana managed to recover after the incident, starting a business in his own name. He had to use a wheelchair as a result of his crippled legs and would act as the CEO and hosted board meetings. Both of his sons also had an involvement in the company, with Thaddeus attempting to return to the Wizard through the symbols and the people who had similar encounters across the world.[1]


After wielding the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, Thaddeus targets his father, who had been hosting a board meeting at his arrival. Thaddeus enters unannounced and uninvited, approaching his father and brother to get revenge on how he had been treated in his early life. Thad proceeds to throw Sid out the window. Thad then summons the sins, who ruthlessly murder every member of the meeting. He then confronts his father, now cowering in fear and begging for his life through offerings of money and control of his company, to which Thad rejects the bribery before leaving the meeting room, but not before sending the sin of Greed to kill him for displaying it.[1]


"You can't go crying to other people all the time. What sin best befits you, Father? Hmm?"
"I'll give you anything. Money. The company? You want the company?"
"There it is. Greed. Do you honestly think... all this... material you've accumulated... amounts to actual power? This is power. More than you ever had. More than anyone has."
Thaddeus Sivana and Mr. Sivana[src]

Mr. Sivana was a mean, strict, and abusive father to his sons (or perhaps only his younger son Thaddeus). He would act in a very aggressive demeanor to his sons, not even letting them bring toys to their grandparents' house on Christmas. As Thaddeus noted, he was very greedy, hypocritical, egotistical, and cowardly, giving anything simply to have his life spared, when he had ironically told his son it was wrong to always ask for help.






  • John Glover, the actor who portrays Mr. Sivana, is well known for his work on the Superman origin series Smallville, where he portrayed Lex Luthor's father, Lionel , who, similar to Mr. Sivana, is a widowed, wealthy businessman with an abusive relationship with his son.
  • His real name is unknown, the credits just listed his name as Mr. Sivana.
  • He was originally going to be portrayed by a second, younger actor in the scene(s) prior to Shazam!'s time jump, which can be seen in a deleted scene, but it confused test audiences.


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