Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man.
Released by Black Adam
When Teth-Adam's family was murdered, he unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins, including Pride, to kill his family's murderers and eventually millions of people in the city of Kahndaq. Pride and the rest of the Sins then killed the Council of Wizards, but the last surviving wizard managed to defeat Pride and the Sins, before imprisoning them within statues in the Rock of Eternity.
Meeting Thaddeus Sivana
In 1974, when the wizard attempted to find a champion to inherit his powers, and he brought the young Thaddeus Sivana to the Rock of Eternity. Pride and the other sins watched as the wizard offered Thaddeus to become his champion and receive his powers, but they offered Thaddeus to become their champion by playing on his insecurities that his abusive unloving father and bullying older brother Sid made him develop, making Thaddeus attempt to take the Eye of Sin and the Wizard to deem unworthy and send him back to earth. However, Pride and the other sins sent Thaddeus a message on his magic 8 ball to find them.
Freed by Sivana
In 2018, as the Wizard had failed to find a champion to inherit his powers, Sivana, now a doctor, arrives on Rock of Eternity and takes the Eye of Sin, which allows Pride and the other sins to escape from their statues. They then entered Sivana's body with the Eye of Sin, empowering Sivana. The next day, when Sivana goes to his father's company, Sivana Industries, interrupts a board meeting, and uses his new found powers to kill Sid by throwing out the window, he unleashes Pride and the other sins on the board members and they kill all of then except Mr. Sivana. After Sivana gloats to his father about his "real power", Pride and the other sins inform Sivana that the wizard had finally chosen his champion and instruct him to kill the champion before he learns how to use his powers or he defeat him. After Sivana tells the sins to show where to find the champion, and recalls the sins to his body, except Greed, whom Sivana leaves to kill his father for displaying greed.
Fight against the Shazam family
Sivana eventually finds the champion, a teenager named Billy Batson, and forces Billy to give Sivana his powers by taking his foster siblings Freddy, Mary, Pedro, Eugene, and Darla hostage. When Sivana takes Billy to the Rock of Eternity so he can transfer his powers to Sivana, Pride and the other sins are unleashed to watch. But they stopped by Freddy, Mary, Pedro, Eugene, and Darla, who followed them through the portal, and Freddy strikes Sivana with his batarang in the back of the head, which causes Sivana to bleed. This causes Billy to realize Sivana needs the sins in his body to keep his powers. Sivana then recalls Pride and the other sins to his body so he can heal.
After Billy and his siblings escape from Sivana on the Rock of Eternity and the two begin a fight at a Christmas carnival, Sivana unleashes Pride and the other sins, except Envy, the sin that represents himself so he can keep his powers, to capture Billy's siblings while Wrath fights Billy, and Pride captures Eugene. When Billy was about to give up to Sivana and he recalls Pride and the other sins to his body, Billy then remembered how the Wizard told him fill the thrones of his "brothers and sisters" and he decides share his powers with his siblings and turns them into adult superheroes by getting them to say the Wizard's name, then Sivana releases Pride and the other sins, except Envy, again.
While Billy and Sivana continue to fight, his siblings fight against the other sins, and Pride faces off against Freddy, which he considers an important occusion as Pride is technically the first villain he ever fought, and although he has only recently gained his powers, Freddy, who has studied the fighting techniques of every superhero puts up a decent fight against Pride. The fight at the carnival continues until Billy tricks Envy into leaving Sivana's body rendering Sivana powerless, then he returns with Sivana and removes the Eye of Sin from him, Pride and the other sins are then sucked back into it. Then Billy and his siblings return Eye of Sin to Rock of Eternity, which the newly formed Shazam Family decide to use as their lair, and Pride and the other sins are imprisoned in their statues once again.
He is the embodiment of pridefulness, selfishness, and arrogance.
Powers and Abilities
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- In most lore, Pride is referred to as the root of all sins, and in most fictional incarnations, is also their leader. However, it is yet to be clarified if this is the case in the DC Extended Universe.