Billy Batson

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Profile
Name: William Batson
Superalias: Shazam
Gender: Male
Species: Human.
Occupation: Vlogger and podcaster
Citizenship: American citizen (minor)
Residence: New York City
Education: High School Freshman
Theme: DC (FC)
Groups:
Details
Apparent Age: 16 Actual Age: 16
Date of Birth 12 Mar 2005 Played By
Height: 65"/74" Weight: 135/250 lbs.
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Blue
Twitter:
Theme Song: https://youtu.be/xlM3M5vBYoA


Character Info

Profile

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Captain Marvel is the World's Mightiest Mortal, Champion of the Conclave of Wizards, Podcaster and 10th grader.

Timeline

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Timeline:
2005 Batman first appears. So does William (Billy Batson) son of T.C. and Marilyn Batson.
2007 T.C. and Marilyn Batson go on an extended trip abroad seeking ancient Egyptian artifacts. Their plane crashes in the Middle East and they are presumed dead. Billy goes to a succession the first of many foster homes.
2010 Reports of strange abductions by a Wizard who questions abductees about their purity are reported. Dr. Thaddeus Sivana begins studying the reports of the abductees. Unknown to anyone he was abducted in 1974.
2017 Death of Superman via Doomsday. Billy, living in a Metropolis foster home runs away for the first time in the chaos and destruction. He lives in the ruins and off the streets dodging ACS workers and scavenging to survive.
2018 Billy is caught by Affiliated Child Services and sent to a group home in Philadelphia run by Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with five other foster children: Mary Bromfield, Pedro Pena, Eugene Choi, Darla Dudley, and superhero enthusiast Freddy Freeman.
2019 Dr. Sivana finds access to the Wizard abducting people. He becomes a vessel for the Seven Deadly Sins, going on a murderous rampage. The Wizard summons Billy and makes him his new Champion-Shazam. Shazam fights off Sivana and the Sins but only by sharing his power with his foster siblings. They decide to reveal this to their foster parents.
2020 Billy and Freddy become podcasters and enjoy a fair measure of success, reporting on kid issues, super heroes, and Shazam. Billy promises not to empower all the kids without his parents permission (Darla is only ten for gosh sakes!) Shazam expands his area of operations to New York.

IC Journal

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Personality

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Curious:
Billy is drawn by his sense of wanting to know bordering on a need. An urge to peek under rocks, behind corners and dig into things that he considers to be a mystery to himself. It has the potential to let him someday become a journalist of some talent, or a particularly troublesome whistleblower if he ends up in either politics or corporate life. Often poking his nose where it doesn't belong in an effort to uncover the truth of things.

Friendly:
Despite all of the trouble of his short life, beneath some of the bitterness and disappointment that he has suffered, Billy is an altruistic person who was revealed to himself as such by the Vasquezes and Freddy. Pushing people away is his last thought, feeling it better to try and surround himself by friends and knowing how one can hurt while alone - reaching out to others who he feels suffer as he once did.

Gentle:
As Billy and Shazam are truly the same person, they are both gentle people who would prefer to solve issues peacefully, straining to solve problems with rational action and leaving violence to the last possible resort. A man or woman who spits in either's face will be forgiven, attempted to be reasoned with and may even get the last word in when Billy or Shazaam turns to leave if they're not a criminal or villain trying to hurt people. But their car might end up folded in half and stuck in a haul-away dumpster.

Kid At Heart:
Naive, late bloomer, Billy is a kid who is focused on the aspects of his alter ego in addition to understanding who he is where he might see himself in the future. A young man who doesn't see much in women other than a source of confusion and, more often, frustration. In the form of Shazam he finds himself more uniquely interested, but women are such a bizarre outlier to his life that he finds himself stammering, disarmed and even vulnerable because he has no idea how to talk to them as anything other than a hormonal teenager.

Pure:
Billy and ultimately Shazam (his most perfect self) are heroes above and beyond what he thinks of himself. Age has not jaded him, adult concerns have not sanded away true altruism and eroded it to self-conscious doubt and the need to succeed for himself. Others come first; even when homeless and scavenging he would share with others who were hungry, even if it meant he would remain so. He has broken the law to help others, because he cannot turn his back on the helpless or suffering.

Character Sheet

Powers

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Courage of Achilles:
The first 'A' in the acronym, the Courage of Achilles is a mental gft: it allows Billy to face the greatest horrors known and unknown to man and still act in the face of that danger. The Courage of Achilles is truly the absence of fear, or the large purging of it, as the ability continues to push Billy to fight even against insurmountable odds in defense of earth.

However, the Courage of Achilles is not active while Billy is in his base form, which means he can still be frightened and or controlled. The Courage of Achilles grants Billy further an incredibly strong will, which can make it difficult for telepaths or mind-altering drugs to find footing in his mind.

Magic Word:
Billy Batson is the Champion of Magic, the Earth's Mightiest Mortal, and the Chosen one of the wizard known as Shazam.

By saying the magic word, or 'Shazam!', Billy will be struck by divine lightning which transforms him from a teenager to a full-fledged adult, in his late twenties, early thirties in appearance. The word Shazam is actually an acronym, which each letter drawing him power from a legendary hero or major deity from the Greek Pantheon.

When he says the word, the magical lightning bolt will descend from the heavens and will break through every barrier between himself and the sky and is extremely difficult to stop. Furthermore, the word shazam must be spoken with the intent to transform. Otherwise, the lightning blast is deafeningly loud and the brightness of the bolt can blind foes momentarily.

Power of Zeus:
' The 'Z' in the acronym stands for the The Power of Zeus, which enables Billy to command the 'living lightning' that transforms him. It allows him to use electrokinesis and command the weather to create thunderstorms via magic. His electrokinesis can be in the form of simple volts of electricity, to actually throwing lightning bolts like the God of Lightning himself. The Power of Zeus also grants Billy a minor resistance to magic, but otherwise he can be affected by magic like anyone else. The Power of Zeus also allows Billy to share his power between those whom he chooses.'

Speed of Mercury:
The 'M' of the acronym, the Speed of Mercury grants Shazam the ability to fly and hover, though it also grants him the ability to fly up to the speed of light, enabling him to endure the hardships of space without difficulty. Furthermore, the enhanced speed also applies to his perceptions and reflexes, allowing him to see bullets as if they were going in slow motion and evade light-weapons such as laser beams.

He could probably keep up with some of the fastest people in the world, but beat them? That's a different story. He could probably fly to the moon in under an hour and be relatively anywhere on earth within a very short period of time.

Stamina of Atlas:
The other 'A' of the acronym. The Stamina of Atlas grants Billy incredible physical endurance, allowing him to act at his best indefinitely, since the mystic energies immediately purges fatigue as soon as it begins to set in. Furthermore, so long as Billy is transformed, he's rendered effectively immortal as his cells cease to degrade, and thus he will not show visible signs of aging. Once he transforms back into his human form, he will continue to age as normal.

Strength of Hercules:
As Shazam, the 'H' in the name stands for Hercules, arguably the greatest hero in Greek mythos and the God of Strength. Hercules' power grants Shazam with seemingly unlimited, godlike strength that allows Shazam to perform incredible feats of herculean might, such as lifting a building over his head or being able to punch a hole through a dense spacecraft.

At current, there has been no set limit for Shazam's incredible strength, and its that strength that allows him to go toe to toe with the strongest beings on the planet and stay standing. Very few earthly barriers can withstand his physical might alone.

Wisdom of Solomon:
The 'S' in the acronym stands for the Wisdom of Solomon, who may have been the wisest most knowledgeable man in mythos. The Wisdom of Solomon grants Billy an incredible amount of knowledge when transformed, namely every modern and ancient science, history, and other educational fields. The Wisdom also gives Billy clairvoyance to see through deceptive illusions and the ability to speak all languages and thus communicate with anybody, minus technology languages.

Its main gift, however, is just that: wisdom. The Wisdom of Solomon allows Billy to make rational and carefully thought-out decisions, especially in the heat of battle.

Skills

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Mythologist:
His parents were archaeologists. Their son read about myths when he could (especially after his origin). Billy knows a fair amount about gods and goddesses.

Nimble:
Billy is exceptionally wiry, able to wiggle into odd spots and hide or worm his way out of ropes (and gags!)

Podcaster:
Billy has the technical know how to run a website and post podcasts he does with Freddy.

Thief:
Billy is an almost professional level thief. He can pick locks, hotwire and steal cars and lift a wallet or phone from a person. This is due to his time on the streets. Most of these skills are not in use as the Champion of Life (he can knock in doors and throw cars, but you never know).

Resources

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Laptop:
Billy shares a decent laptop with Freddy purchased with podcast earnings, capable of video editing as well as recording through its microphone and webcam suite.

Phone:
Billy has a low-cost month to month service phone funded mostly by his podcast. It's not top of the line but it has decent recording capabilities, letting him use it as a camera and microphone for 'field' investigations for his podcast.

Rock of Eternity:
Shazam can fly to or be teleported to the Rock of Eternity. The caverns in this huge mountain seem to be endless and open on other realities. Its true functions and powers are not completely known.

Weaknesses

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Alter Ego:
As Billy Batson Shazam is as normal as any other human being of his age. He's skinny, not very tough and likely couldn't even be the kicker for JV Football. Not that he could even really succeed in trying out for football. Track maybe, running is more his speed. In order to become Shazam he must speak the word with purpose and force. Gagging him or even a solid punch stopping him from speaking can keep him from transforming.

Naive:
Billy is extremely naive. He often believes in the best of people and is thus immediately hurt whenever his trust is betrayed or he's lied to. Because of his naivette, he often thinks of heroes and villains how they should be, rather than they actually are. This leads him to be unable to kill, since he values life so preciously.

Role-Play

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Title Date Scene Summary
The Unbearable Lightning of Being September 12th, 2021 Shazam says... Goodbye?
Happy Harbor: May The Force Be With You September 11th, 2021 Happy Harbor students get introduced to the wonders of Star Wars! And lightsabers are gifted as well.
Identity Crisis August 31st, 2021 Damian needs answers and gets them, and more questions.
Curiouser and curiouser August 31st, 2021 Mike is making dinner. But no one got invited. :(
Happy Harbor: Something Strange August 26th, 2021 A movie night at the school is interrupted by...technical issues?
Quiet Please! August 22nd, 2021 The Gentleman Ghost is no gentleman, interrupting a dinner invite. Phantasm and Shazam are not pleased.
Not So Quiet After All August 22nd, 2021 After Gentleman Ghost's unplanned visit, Shazam patches up a window and Jon swings by to check up on Mike. And tonight, they dine.
Champions Don't Stay Down August 20th, 2021 No description
Big Bob's Burgers... Yum. August 19th, 2021 Lunch break at Big Belly seems to be really popular!
Metalek Menace! August 18th, 2021 The Justice League and friends stop an alien invasion of earth, and reveal it was all a ruse by Lobo to escape the planet with a captured Superman! It's all a little embarrassing for the Man of Steel, but the day is saved!
Geek out! August 17th, 2021 Irie, Madison and Billy meet Virgil at the LGS and later the trio head to Philly for some authentic cheesesteaks.
Madison's Sweet Sixteen August 15th, 2021 A successful Birthday party is hard! After all, any party where you play Imperial Assault is a win. Even if there is some love triangle awkwardness amongst the teens.
Relativity August 14th, 2021 A little ice cream for the soul.
Birthday Wishes August 14th, 2021 No description
Pan Pan Pan August 13th, 2021 No description
Clarification August 11th, 2021 John goes to talk to Beatriz, only to have to deal with a Starro controlled Shazam while Beatriz nearly splats.
=Panic the Morning After August 10th, 2021 TBD see scene #7325 for follow up.
Role Rehearsal August 10th, 2021 Bea's dinner with Billy has its ups and downs.
Happy Harbor Blast! August 6th, 2021 Bea and Billy, together again!
Happy Harbor: First Day of School August 2nd, 2021 The first day of school is in the books. And no one got hurt! Or well, maybe Declan got hurt...
Gopher it! July 23rd, 2021 Billy stops by Shaw Studios to put in his work study paperwork
But nobody would miss them! June 7th, 2021 No description
Skeet Surfin' U.S.A. June 4th, 2021 No description
Confused scum May 3rd, 2021 A few anti mutant bigots results in a fight gets a cowboy free beer. Does it get any better than that? Jacen and Shazam got some throw down time and Johnny pitched clean up, poking fun of the situation.
SUPER MATCH GAME RETURNS! May 1st, 2021 Joker and Superboy play Super Match Game with Nick Drago, Hank Pym, Diana Prince, Pantheon, Shazam and Powergirl. With Emma Frost as hostess. Stay tuned to find out who wins!
Of Toys and Collections April 24th, 2021 No description
Open Event: Wardrobe Malfunction April 16th, 2021 Heroes at a museum exhibit about heroes and villains find the villainous costumes come to life with the powers of their former owners. Also, Trevor had a good time.
First Blood, Final Warning April 13th, 2021 The Order of St. Dumas thinks that second time is a charm. It isn't. Things go downhill fast, but the Order has a new weapon to try out among it's other defenses now. Tyler is fine. Morrigan is shot. But the kids are safe!
Cooling at the Pool April 9th, 2021 There is a gathering at a community pool and the amount of food brought over is massive. Will the two Flashes be able to conquer the monsterous pile?! Will Irie learn to swim? Will Damian become sociable?! Will Hank figure out what Cheerwine is? LETS FIND OUT
Magic in Gotham! April 5th, 2021 No description
Zodiac Rising: Collecting the Crown (3 of 3) October 6th, 2020 Cancer returns with another quartet of Avatars after the Crown of Ophiuchus. Daytripper and some unexpected allies stand in her way. It's a showdown in Gotham.
Practically Dickensian September 25th, 2020 Poor Billy.
A Kind of Magic September 15th, 2020 No description
Falling with style September 9th, 2020 Shazam and Firestar meet for a lesson in trust. It ends with a broken arm...and yes, trust.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening. August 27th, 2020 Shazam stops by Happy Harbour in search of robots to fight. And while he finds a robot in disguise no fighting happens. Meanwhile Viv writes some absolutely terrible poetry (Thankfully none of which makes it into the scene).
Transformative Happenstance August 18th, 2020 I don't know. I think things happened, but it isn't a lot of sense. Maybe you should read it. Oh, also there's some D&D talk.
Backyard BBQ and shocking visitor! August 11th, 2020 Shazam crashes a backyard BBQ, asks for advice
Promises to Keep August 10th, 2020 Spider-Man helps keep a promise to The World's Mightiest Mortal.
Hit by a Thunderbolt August 4th, 2020 Billy gets some Wisdom of Athena laid on him.
The Downside of Being a Champion of Man August 3rd, 2020 Billy's battle finished but Angelica's is just starting.
Nothing Stops... the Juggernaut! August 3rd, 2020 It's a tie! And a trip to urgent care.
Burning Trees and Forensic Stuff July 28th, 2020 Shazam battles bullies. Angelica gives a performance! Secrets are shared! Flutes are played!
Burning Tree July 21st, 2020 While investigating a smoking tree, Freddy and Billy (aka Pantheon and Shazam) have a small heart-to-heart.
Angels and Dem... Teenagers! July 17th, 2020 Angelica meets Billy. Lightning doesn't strike but a tree catches fire... somehow.
I Was Flying Through the Park One Day June 29th, 2020 Unfinished
Lightning Strikes... Thrice! June 25th, 2020 = Score Shazam O Nitro 2.
Post Match Game Chitter Chatter June 8th, 2020 Abby gets to talk superhero names with Captain Thunder and Nick Drago
Super Match Game! June 3rd, 2020 Abby and Heather go head to head in a contest to try and sync minds with some crazy celebrities. Captain Thunder, April O'Neil, Nick Drago, Vorpal, Pantheon, Beast Boy, and things go as horribly as you might imagine
CaspeCast: With special guest SUPERMAN! May 21st, 2020 Billy, Freddy, and Kal have an interview for The CapeCast. Good times ensue, and two boys' dreams are fulfilled.
Dungeons and Dragons is a Date, Right May 19th, 2020 Roll them dice
Sibling Support March 31st, 2020 After a brief scare from some paparazzi, Shazam and Mary have a good heart to heart about things.
Meeting the clan. With a C. March 30th, 2020 Achilles meets a couple of modern marvels!
Lightning Strikes March 29th, 2020 Shazam gets stuff off his chest. Bea gets stiff off her chest. Perfectly G-rated.
Convergence of Heroes March 29th, 2020 A Heroic Trio descends upon the Parker home...
Lightning Strikes... Twice! March 29th, 2020 Kyani 1--Shazam 0
It's Really GOOD Pie, Billy March 28th, 2020 Billy and Mary keep Rhino and Electro from robbing the mall, after a few close calls!
Sibling Revelry March 27th, 2020 Shazam gets a needed recharge.
Tigers and Tigers March 26th, 2020 Ninjas at the zoo.
Marvel and Aunt May March 24th, 2020 733/Captain Marvel/Shazam and Silk save Aunt May from home invaders, and Spidey senses that animal attraction again...
Massacre at the Met! Mixed-Up Pickles Involved! (Film at 11) March 23rd, 2020 No description
So this kid, this bloodsucker, and this hot chick walk into a diner... March 22nd, 2020 Bea feels icky. Lia finds new angles.
Superheroes at Liberty! March 20th, 2020 No description
Headshots March 20th, 2020 Lia takes her newest find to get headshots. Then
Venti AB+ To Go, Please! March 16th, 2020 Shazam meets a predator in a downtown coffee shop. Turns out she's on the hunt for something unexpected: talent!
The oven mitts of all that's right March 15th, 2020 Shazam gets guilted by accident.
Being Social (Media) March 14th, 2020 Billy scoops the media with his sudden interview with the infamous vigilante, Spider-Man.
Building Bridges March 14th, 2020 The day is saved, Billy wraps his cloak around him.

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