Black Adam’s first teaser showed that the character is ready to go head-to-head with either Superman or Shazam as DC’s most powerful superhero in cinema. The film, which is scheduled to premiere on July 28, 2022, is expected to show the character, played by Dwayne Johnson, as an anti-hero — or perhaps even a villain — before becoming a superhero.
But how is one able to defeat such a powerful character? And why is he so menacing that he can stand up to a hero like the Man of Steel?
Check out Black Adam’s main powers and weaknesses!
Black Adam’s Powers
To learn more about the powers of Black Adam, it is interesting to know its origins in comics. The character was created by Otto Binder (screenwriter) and by C. C. Beck (drawer), the duo also responsible for the origin of Shazam.
In fact, the two characters are very close in many ways, including how they get their powers. However, while Billy Batson embodies powers from the Greek pantheon and retains the innocence and ingenuity of a child when he transforms into Shazam, Teth-Adam embodies Black Adam with the spirit of revenge through the Egyptian pantheon.
The gods that empower the character are Shu (stamina and stamina, which allow him to withstand severe physical aggression), Horus (speed, flight ability and extreme agility in combat), Amon (super strength, able to put him in front of him). with characters such as Superman and Shazam), Zehuti (wisdom he uses to defeat his enemies and plan his combat tactics), Aton (who feeds the magic ray that confers his powers) and Mehen (who through courage offers powers as a factor of healing, immortality and indomitable will).
Thus, he equates to Shazam, having been presented as a rival who could offer some resistance to the hero.
In addition, he also has knowledge of several languages, such as Egyptian, Arabic and English, as well as a strong leadership power, thanks to his draconian methods, which allowed him to govern his people with ease. Another important skill is that, even without his powers, he is an excellent warrior.