Captain Marvel
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Real Name

William Batson


Billy Batson, Captain Marvel


C.C. and Marilyn Batson (parents, presumably deceased), Mentor (legal guardian)

Base of Operations

Mobile, formerly Fawcett City




Secret Identity


United States


former Newsboy

Portrayed by

Michael Gray (as William Batson), Jackson Bostwick, John Davey


Shazam! Isis hour (TV series)


Billy Batson is chosen by the six immortal elders Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury to take on their amazing powers and takes up the alias of Captain Marvel. He is accompanied by his legal guardian and mentor known simply as Mentor. Traveling in an RV, they travel across the USA, interacting with people in different towns they stop in and saving people from various forms of danger or helps them combat evil.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


  • Enhanced Wisdom - Granted by Solomon. His wisdom grants him the following abilities:
    • Enhanced Intellect - He is given superhuman brain activity and is provided by counsel and guidance when needed. He is also granted knowledge of all languages, warfare, mathematics, and other scholarly knowledge.
    • Clairvoyance - He is clairvoyant to all situations. He can understand situations from many angles including futuristic and past consequences to actions.
    • Eidetic Memory - He has a photographic memory and can remember each piece of information he learns while in superhuman form. With this he can study situations and reevaluate them as required. This power is used in conjunction with his clairvoyance
    • Multilingualism - He is omnilingual and can read, write, speak and understand all languages. With this he can communicate even with aliens and other lifeforms.
  • Enhanced Strength - Granted by Hercules. He gains incredible physical strength, enough to lift at least 100 tons. He can effortlessly bend steel, punch through walls, and lift massive objects. His strength also allows him to do the following:
    • Invulnerability - He is given incredible amounts of durability, so much so that he is considered largely invulnerable to most if not all forms of physical damage. That isn't to say that he cannot be harmed but it would require one as powerful as him to hurt him physically.
  • Enhanced Stamina  - Granted by Atlas. He gains incredible stamina and endurance. He seems to be able to fight on forever and may even survive without sustenance. His stamina also allows him to do the following:
    • Self-Sustenance - He can survive extended and even indefinite periods of time without sleep, food, water, or air. He can even survive harsh conditions such as deserts or tundras without harm. Furthermore he can survive the void of space or gaseous zones of other planets.
    • Accelerated Healing - Due to his Self-Sustenance giving him an enhanced metabolism, his physical wounds heal at an accelerated rate. He can survive incredible amounts of damage to his body given enough time.
  • Magic - Granted by Zeus. He is given incredible amounts of magic. His magic allows him to do the following:
    • Transformation - He can transform into his godlike form from his human persona, activating his incredible powers.
    • Energy Projection - He can project lightning bolts as offensive weapons.
    • Energy Resistance - He has increased resistance to all magical based attacks and can take such attacks full on without sustained damage, such as being hit with spells from magical opponents or even the magical lightning of other chosen ones.
    • Healing - He can heal himself or others with his magical lightning. He can use his lightning to save victims instead of injuring them at his own will and if he takes heavy damage he can call the lightning to heal himself as well.
    • Enhanced Reflexes - He has increased reaction time and as such he reacts more quickly in fights and makes quick mental decisions.
  • Enhanced Courage - Granted by Achilles. His courage grants him the following abilities:
    • Indomitable Will - He has an incredible amount of willpower which allows him to fight on despite overwhelming odds and seemingly unbeatable situations.
  • Enhanced Speed -  Granted by Mercury. He has incredible amounts of speed which allows him to move and react at speeds far exceeding Mach 10 within Earth's atmosphere. His speed also allows him to do the following:
    • Flight - He can soar into the skies through an act of sheer will. He can hover completely still or effortlessly achieve sub-orbital levels and travel across the planet in blinding speed.


High Order Magic: Only the strongest of magics can affect him in any particular way.