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Profile: Black Adam

F A S E R I P
Fighting: Monstrous (75)
Agility: Amazing (50)
Strength: Unearthly (100)
Endurance: Unearthly (100)

Reason: Good (10)
Intuition: Remarkable (30)
Psyche: Remarkable (30)

Health: Shift-Y (325)
Karma: Monstrous (70)

Popularity: Shift-0 (-30)
Resources: Good (10)

Black Adam

Real Name: Teth-Adam Aliases/Nicks: Theo Adam; Mighty Adam; Khem-Adam; the Black Marvel, Hassan Bari.
Class: Hero Identity: Secret
Age: Immortal/Long-Lived Gender: Male Height: 6 ft. 3 in. Weight: 250 lbs.
Hair/Fur: Black () Eyes: Brown () Physical Form: Demihuman Other Race: Caucasian (Arabic)
Marital Status: Married () Citizenship: Citizen of Ancient Egypt, with a criminal record.
Place of Birth: Kahndaq, Egypt. Base of Operations: Mobile; Formerly Kahndaq; Fawcett City; New York City.
Education: College Graduate Occupation: International War Criminal; Former Dictator of Kahndaq, Prince of Kahndaq & Egypt, Adventurer, Archaeologist.
Origin of Powers: The original champion of Shazam, Teth Adam reigned from Ancient Khandaq, an Arab country near Egypt. He has been known as a villain as well as an anti-hero working with the JSA. Group Affiliation: Formerly the Black Marvel Family; Secret Society of Super-Villains; Injustice Society; Justice Society of America.

Known Relatives

Father: Ramses II (father, deceased) Mother: Unrevealed
Siblings: Sarah Primm (descendant, Theo's sister) Children: Gon and Hurut (sons, deceased)
Additional Information

Shiruta (wife, deceased), Gon and Hurut (sons, deceased) Theo Adam (descendant, currently in control of his body), Sarah Primm (descendant, Theo's sister), Adrianna Tomaz (wife, deceased), Amon Tomaz (brother-in-law), Ramses II (father, deceased).

Powers

The Power of SHAZAM: Teth Adam was SHAZAM's first champion, and was granted the powers of the ancient Egyptian gods to serve as both protector of Egypt and champion of the world. While often turning to villainy, Adam maintains the following powers:

S- The Stamina of Shu: Granted great endurance by the god Shu, Adam has higher endurance and greater powers than those of mortal men, on par with Captain Marvel. Shu's endurance also grants Adam the following powers:
Self-Sustenance: While in his 'Black Adam' form, Teth Adam does not need to eat, breath, or rest. In addition, Teth-Adam does not age while in the Black Adam state.
Hyper Endurance: With a simple FEAT, Adam can push himself past his normal limits, up to +2CS depending on the nature of the FEAT. Adam's endurance is near limitless, but he must make an endurance FEAT each round to maintain such, and sufers a -2CS to all Endurance FEATS afterwards for 10-100 Rounds.

H - The Swiftness of Heru: Granted the speed and powers of Heru, Adam has developed the following powers:
• True Flight: Adam can travel at Shift-Z (500) speed within Atmosphere, CL1000 in space.
• Hyper-Speed: Adam can move at Un (100) hyper-speed.
• Hyper Agility: Adam's agility is increased, as seen in adjusted stats.
• Initiative Bonus: Adam gains a +5 to all Initiative totals while in his Black Adam persona due to increased perceptions and reactions, which is always on while he is Black Adam.

A- The Strength of Amon: Granted great strength, Adam has the following benefits from the god Amon:
• Hyper Strength: Adam's strength is increased a thousand fold, and is capable of lifting far greater weights (Such as an aircraft carrier) by drawing on reserves. Note: Adam is capable of lifting objects whose exponential weight is greater than simply Un (100).
• Hyper-Intake/Expulsion: Adam possesses 'super-breath' at Mn (75) ability.

Z - The Knowledge of Zehuti: Black Adam can draw upon the knowledge and wisdom of Zehuti, God of Knowledge, and is considered to have the following blessings from the god:
• Linguistics: Un (100) ability to learn languages, and can do so within one round
• Clairvoyance: Adam can perceive distances with Un (100) ability
• Combat Sense: Mn (75): Adam has countless military experiences with his powers, and has developed far greater experience when drawing upon the knowledge of Zehuti
• Leadership: Adam is a capable strategist and leader, which is increased by his powers drastically. Adam can convince others of his plans and can often do so with even the most noble of heroes.

A - The Power of Aton: Adam can draw upon the might of Aton, which grants him the following blessings:
• Environmental Independence: Adam can survive deep space, the deepest part of the oceans, or other hazardous environments (Except those which do environmental damage above Shift-Z).
• Transformation: By saying 'SHAZAM', Adam is transformed from Teth-Adam to Black Adam, reflected in his adjusted FASERIP.
• Mystical Lightning: Each bolt that Adam calls can do Un (100) mystical damage. Much like Captain Marvel, Adam has learned to 'dodge' the lightning to do an area effect mystical attack.
• Resistance To Magic: Adam has Am (50) resistance to direct mystical attacks, although not as potent at Captain Marvel.
• Power Transferral: Adam can transfer his abilities completely to someone else, or grant them similar abilities. Adam has done this with both Osiris, the brother of his wife Isis, and to Mary Marvel. Due to Adam's influence, it is possible these powers are 'tainted' somehow.

M - The Courage of Mehen: Granted the blessing of Mehen, Adam has the following abilities:
• True Invulnerability: Adam is Invulnerable to traditional damage up to Mn (75) rank, and is capable of ignoring Stun/slams less than in (40) ability. He's still vulnerable to all to all Mystical, Emotional, and Mental attacks.
• Resistance to Fear: Adam has proven himself to be resistant to fear Rm (30) ability.
• Adam's Rage: While drawing on Mehen, Adam can draw upon a nearly limitless rage, which allows him to increase his damage by +1CS. Adam has killed thousands while gripped in his rage, and will not be deterred (See limitations).

Teth-Adam
F:6  A:6  S:10  E:10  R:10  I:10  P:30

Limitations

Despite his powers, Adam is limited in several ways:
• SHAZAM: Adam must speak the word 'SHAZAM' to transform into his powered form. Once he has reverted, Adam suffers from any effects suffered while in his 'Black Adam' form, such as age (He was originally defeated by reverting to Teth-Adam, and then immediately aged 4000 years. If Adam is prevented from speaking, he cannot transform.
• Global Fugitive: Both Black Adam and Teth Adam are global fugitives, considered to be an international terrorist for his actions during WWIII. As such, All law enforcement is dedicated to hunting him down.
• Short-Sighted: Despite his powers, Adam can be extraordinary short-sighted, not realizing dangers or threats at times until they have struck.
• Arrogant: Adam is extremely arrogant, which has cost him victories and more than that: It was partially due to his ego that Qurac fell.
• Vengeful: Adam is extremely vengeful, and will not stop at anything to take his revenge if he has been wronged or if he feels justified. Nothing will stop him, and there is no reasoning with him. Adam will kill countless innocents if it means gaining his revenge.
• Loyalty: Despite it all, Adam is extraordinarily loyal to his people, his wife, and his beliefs. Adam literally crossed the four corners of the world to attempt to resurrect Isis, and it was his loyalty to his people which triggered his downfall.

Talents

Mystic Origin, Martial Arts A, E, Leadership, Politics, Crime, Knowledge: Superheroes and Villains, Knowledge: Mystical Threats, Knowledge: Marvel Family and enemies, Aerial Combat, Ancient Weapons, Military. Multi-Lingual: Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Kahndaqi and American English

Physical Features

-While possessing the form of Theo Adam, Black Adam has a scar that runs horizontally across his throat which once rendered him temporarily mute. As he almost never takes the form of Theo Adam any longer, the scar is no longer visible.

-Although otherwise human in appearance, Black Adam has slightly pointed elfin ears.

Clothing/Uniforms/Costumes

Personality

Strengths

Weaknesses

Equipment

Contacts

There are a few groups and individuals that would come to his aid if necessary:
-Isis
-Justice Society of America (JSA)

Special Notes

In Egyptian Myth:

• Shu is the sky-god and father of Geb and Nut, the parents of Osiris, Seth, Horus, Isis and Nephthys.
Heru is Horus, the sun-god, brother of Osiris and Seth.
Amon is the Ruler of the Egyptian Gods, son of Atum-Ra and brother of Shu.
Zehuti is Thoth, god of wisdom and time and son of Shu.
Aton is the name of the one true God proposed by Pharaoh Akhenaton, later merged into worship of Horus the Younger, son of Osiris and Isis.
Mehen is Mihos, the lion-god, son of Amon and Bast, the daughter of Osiris.

* Black Adam is currently wanted by various governments for crimes against humanity.

Personal History

Born in the ancient Egyptian empire to Pharaoh Ramses the Second in the neighboring land of Kahndaq, Black Adam‘s mortal name was Adam. The wizard Shazam was at the time serving as high priest to Ramses II, and seeking a successor to his godly powers, became impressed with the virtue and martial heroism displayed by Adam. Having determined to make Adam his successor, Shazam’s intentions are altered by the intervention of his half-demonic daughter Blaze. Blaze strikes a bargain with the god Set, so that when Adam speaks the word “Shazam”, he becomes Teth-Adam (or Mighty Adam), the avatar not of the wizard’s deific patrons, but of the Egyptian gods Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton and Mehen.

Teth then serves the Egyptian pharaoh as his champion, presumably at the behest of the wizard Shazam, for many years. At some point, a time-traveling adventure of the Justice Society shows him in service to Prince Khufu (an early reincarnation of Hawkman) alongside the wizard Nabu. This service however, draws him away from his family and home country of Kahndaq, which is attacked in his absence, resulting in the murder of his family and the devastation of his people. The attack is carried out by a rogue priest who has used the Orb of Ra to give himself Metamorpho-like powers, and who plots conquest in league with the immortal Vandal Savage. With the assistance of the time traveling members of the Justice Society of America, the two villains are eventually defeated. Captain Marvel, interacting with his predecessor prior to his fall from grace, is both impressed by the valor and nobility of Adam, and disturbed by the bloody vengeance he exacts from the murderer of his family.

Though he goes on to serve the pharaoh of Egypt for hundreds of years thereafter, Teth Adam eventually falls from the good graces of the wizard Shazam. In different accounts, this happens either because Adam becomes dictatorial towards Kahndaq, because he becomes corrupted and homicidal by his powers, or because the wizard believes he is plotting conquest with Blaze. Henceforth, the wizard refers to him as Khem (Black) Adam. In any event, Shazam somehow magically transposes Teth Adam’s powers (and apparently Teth Adam’s spirit) into a mystical scarab amulet, where they remain for thousands of years. Having been unnaturally supported past his normal lifespan, Adam’s body disintegrates. Made cautious by this failure, Shazam does not empower another champion until Billy Batson is made into Captain Marvel in modern times.

The scarab amulet finds its way into the tomb of Ramses II, and remains there until an archeological expedition financed by Dr. Sivana serves as the vehicle for fate’s intercession. Leading the expedition is Billy Batson’s father C.C. Batson, and he discovers the scarab amulet along with his wife Marylyn and assistant Theo Adam. Becoming immediately obsessed with the amulet, the unscrupulous assistant kills the Batsons to claim it for himself. Theo Adam discovers he is a descendent (or reincarnation?) of Black Adam’s, and learns to speak the magic word that bestows upon him the powers of Black Adam (and eventually releases the ancient warrior’s spirit). Recognizing Captain Marvel’s resemblance to C.C. Batson, the empowered Theo Adam reveals himself as the murderer of Billy’s parents, and the two battle. Marvel achieves victory by snatching away the scarab from Theo, and he is taken before the wizard Shazam who removes his memory and voice.

This solution proves short-lived, however, as Shazam’s daughter Blaze again intervenes and restores Theo’s faculties and thereby his powers. Holding the soul of his sister hostage in hell, she coerces Theo to serve her in a plot against the wizard. When her brother Satanus interferes and releases his sister’s soul, Black Adam turns on Blaze and she is defeated by the wizard. Theo/Teth Adam is then sent to a far-flung part of the cosmos. He eventually returns and claims to be free of the influence of Theo, and apparently fingerprint analysis confirms this.

Hereafter there is confusion as to whether Black Adam’s real persona is Teth or Theo Adam. His next appearance shows him acting irrational and violent, and opposed by the Justice Society, who are only able to stop him by bringing lightning from ancient Egypt to the present and transforming Adam back to mortal form. From this point on, the mortal form Black Adam transmogrifies to is that of Teth in his prime, and he appears to be the sole personality involved. He claims to have been once again temporarily under the influence of Theo, who while under control of their persona made a deal with Johnny Sorrow, who removed a brain tumor from Theo in return for his joining the Injustice Society. Black Adam then claims to be free of Theo. He joins the Society against Sorrow and they triumph. Applying for membership in the Justice Society, Adam is accepted as a probationary member. However, there is a great deal of suspicion of him, particularly from Atom Smasher, who is openly hostile, and Captain Marvel, who joins also to keep an eye on Adam.

After multiple adventures with the Justice Society, Adam becomes discontent with what he feels to be the Society’s ineffectual and reactive approach to evil-doers. Black Adam is shown to be a proud and stern champion from another, more brutal age. He is portrayed very much as a sort of Nietzschean anti-hero, who does not hesitate to follow his own concepts of justice, whether or not they are in conflict with those of others. Having gradually won the friendship and respect of Atom Smasher, Black Adam recruits him, along with a few other powered individuals, to take a proactive, and decidedly bloody, approach to fighting injustice. This group includes a Mister Mind controlled Brainwave Jr., a devolved Northwind and his Feitherean tribe, Eclipso II, and Nemesis. One of their first targets is Kobra, who Adam passes sentence on by ripping his heart out. The group goes on to dispatch the repressive regime of Adam’s homeland Kahndaq, and when the JSA arrive to oppose him, they find he is universally hailed as a liberator and savior. The JSA decide to leave Adam unchallenged as Kahndaq’s ruler, as long as he stays within its borders.

Born in the ancient Egyptian empire to Pharaoh Ramses the Second in the neighboring (fictional) land of Kahndaq, Black Adam‘s mortal name was Adam. While there are contradictory accounts in different comics of the circumstances of Black Adam’s early history, certain elements are consistent
The wizard Shazam was at the time serving as high priest to Ramses II, and seeking a successor to his godly powers, became impressed with the virtue and martial heroism displayed by Adam. Having determined to make Adam his successor, Shazam’s intentions are altered by the intervention of his half-demonic daughter Blaze. Blaze strikes a bargain with the god Set, so that when Adam speaks the word “Shazam”, he becomes Teth-Adam (or Mighty Adam), the avatar not of the wizard’s deific patrons, but of the Egyptian gods Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton and Mehen.

Teth then serves the Egyptian pharaoh as his champion, presumably at the behest of the wizard Shazam, for many years. At some point, a time-traveling adventure of the Justice Society shows him in service to Prince Khufu (an early reincarnation of Hawkman) alongside the wizard Nabu. This service however, draws him away from his family and home country of Kahndaq, which is attacked in his absence, resulting in the murder of his family and the devastation of his people. The attack is carried out by a rogue priest who has used the Orb of Ra to give himself Metamorpho-like powers, and who plots conquest in league with the immortal Vandal Savage. With the assistance of the time traveling members of the Justice Society of America, the two villains are eventually defeated. Captain Marvel, interacting with his predecessor prior to his fall from grace, is both impressed by the valor and nobility of Adam, and disturbed by the bloody vengeance he exacts from the murderer of his family.

Though he goes on to serve the pharaoh of Egypt for hundreds of years thereafter, Teth Adam eventually falls from the good graces of the wizard Shazam. In different accounts, this happens either because Adam becomes dictatorial towards Kahndaq, because he becomes corrupted and homicidal by his powers, or because the wizard believes he is plotting conquest with Blaze. Henceforth, the wizard refers to him as Khem (Black) Adam. In any event, Shazam somehow magically transposes Teth Adam’s powers (and apparently Teth Adam’s spirit) into a mystical scarab amulet, where they remain for thousands of years. Having been unnaturally supported past his normal lifespan, Adam’s body disintegrates. Made cautious by this failure, Shazam does not empower another champion until Billy Batson is made into Captain Marvel in modern times.

The scarab amulet finds its way into the tomb of Ramses II, and remains there until an archeological expedition financed by Dr. Sivana serves as the vehicle for fate’s intercession. Leading the expedition is Billy Batson’s father C.C. Batson, and he discovers the scarab amulet along with his wife Marylyn and assistant Theo Adam. Becoming immediately obsessed with the amulet, the unscrupulous assistant kills the Batsons to claim it for himself. Theo Adam discovers he is a descendent (or reincarnation?) of Black Adam’s, and learns to speak the magic word that bestows upon him the powers of Black Adam (and eventually releases the ancient warrior’s spirit). Recognizing Captain Marvel’s resemblance to C.C. Batson, the empowered Theo Adam reveals himself as the murderer of Billy’s parents, and the two battle. Marvel achieves victory by snatching away the scarab from Theo, and he is taken before the wizard Shazam who removes his memory and voice.

This solution proves short-lived, however, as Shazam’s daughter Blaze again intervenes and restores Theo’s faculties and thereby his powers. Holding the soul of his sister hostage in hell, she coerces Theo to serve her in a plot against the wizard. When her brother Satanus interferes and releases his sister’s soul, Black Adam turns on Blaze and she is defeated by the wizard. Theo/Teth Adam is then sent to a far-flung part of the cosmos. He eventually returns and claims to be free of the influence of Theo, and apparently fingerprint analysis confirms this.

Hereafter there is confusion as to whether Black Adam’s real persona is Teth or Theo Adam. His next appearance shows him acting irrational and violent, and opposed by the Justice Society, who are only able to stop him by bringing lightning from ancient Egypt to the present and transforming Adam back to mortal form. From this point on, the mortal form Black Adam transmogrifies to is that of Teth in his prime, and he appears to be the sole personality involved. He claims to have been once again temporarily under the influence of Theo, who while under control of their persona made a deal with Johnny Sorrow, who removed a brain tumor from Theo in return for his joining the Injustice Society. Black Adam then claims to be free of Theo. He joins the Society against Sorrow and they triumph. Applying for membership in the Justice Society, Adam is accepted as a probationary member. However, there is a great deal of suspicion of him, particularly from Atom Smasher, who is openly hostile, and Captain Marvel, who joins also to keep an eye on Adam.

After multiple adventures with the Justice Society, Adam becomes discontent with what he feels to be the Society’s ineffectual and reactive approach to evil-doers. Black Adam is shown to be a proud and stern champion from another, more brutal age. He is portrayed very much as a sort of Nietzschean anti-hero, who does not hesitate to follow his own concepts of justice, whether or not they are in conflict with those of others. Having gradually won the friendship and respect of Atom Smasher, Black Adam recruits him, along with a few other powered individuals, to take a proactive, and decidedly bloody, approach to fighting injustice. This group includes a Mister Mind controlled Brainwave Jr., a devolved Northwind and his Feitherean tribe, Eclipso II, and Nemesis. One of their first targets is Kobra, who Adam passes sentence on by ripping his heart out. The group goes on to dispatch the repressive regime of Adam’s homeland Kahndaq, and when the JSA arrive to oppose him, they find he is universally hailed as a liberator and savior. The JSA decide to leave Adam unchallenged as Kahndaq’s ruler, as long as he stays within its borders.