Questions tagged [shazam]

Originally named Captain Marvel, he was renamed to Shazam by DC comics to avoid confusion with the Marvel universe character of the same name. Use this tag for questions about the hero, or his alter-ego Billy Batson, and not questions that mention him. Use with the [dc] tag.

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Did Andrea Thomas become Isis or just gain her powers?

In the CBS television show Isis (later Secrets of Isis), did Andrea Thomas become the goddess Isis when she invoked the power of the Tutmose Amulet, or did she merely gain the powers of Isis, and ...
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Can Shazam undress himself?

There's this funny scene in Shazam! (2019) in which Shazam had to go to the bathroom and he couldn't figure out how to get his stuff out of the way. Finally, he had to transform back into his original ...
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Were any elements from the Shazam! television series later integrated into the comics?

The (bad) TV series Shazam!, based on the DC Comics property of the same name, ran from 1974-1977. A few aspects of the series contain totally original material, from young Billy Batson having a ...
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Is the original Shazam dead?

I caught an article that said Billy Batson had the Power of Shazam, and another that said that Shazam is dead, and Billy now has control of the power of Shazam. Is this true?
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What happens if Billy Batson time travels?

If Billy Batson time travels to the past or future and says "Shazam" will he still be transformed? I tried to Google the question and did not find an answer.
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If he has the Wisdom of Solomon, why does Shazam make so many foolish mistakes in the 2019 film?

Humor aside, obviously. It just struck me as odd; I enjoyed this film, and it was well acted by all who starred in it. And yes, Shazam is technically an immature 14-years-old kid with a chip on his ...
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What happens when adult Billy Batson says "Shazam"?

Billy Batson is a kid who transforms into a superpowered adult when he says "Shazam". But when he grows up, does saying "Shazam" just give him the suit and powers or does it make him look any ...
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Does the transformation into Shazam help heal Billy's injuries?

When an injured Billy Batson transforms into Shazam, it is obvious that Shazam no longer has those injuries. However, when he reverts to Billy Batson, are those injuries healed? I welcome all answers ...
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Can Shazam be transformed by someone else recording him and then playing it back?

Shazam needs to say the magic word "Shazam!" to trigger his transformation. If I recorded his voice, could I transform him against his will and has this ever been tried by anyone (in comics, TV ...
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What is the context for this panel of Captain Marvel(Shazam) and a vibrating mechanical horse?

So, I ran into this panel on a search some months ago, and got curious about the context. So I tried a Google search. Big mistake. There exist a completely different assortment of Marvel vibrators ...
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Does Captain Marvel only transform if the lightning strikes him? [duplicate]

I was showing my son who Captain Marvel / Shazam was, and I noticed something in this clip from Justice League Unlimited. When he's fighting Superman, he says "Shazam!", but holds Supes in front of ...
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Can Shazam/Captain Marvel's transformation be prevented by a roof?

On a normal day, Billy Batson transforms into Shazam (previously Captain Marvel) by saying "Shazam!" and being struck by lightning. Upon being impacted by the lightning, he switches between his two ...
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

Shazam turns into a superhero and back by saying his name. So how does he introduce himself?
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