As many of you might know, Black Adam has been all the rage in the news with the confirmation of his movie being made and The Rock playing him. Needless to say, it got me looking into Black Adam.

For those of you who don’t know, he was given all the powers of Shazam but along time ago compared to the movie that came out this year. At first, Black Adam was a good guy when the wizard gave him the power of Shazam, then he turned evil and killed the pharaoh to take the throne, among other bad things.

Long story short, he was killed eventually once he was stripped of his powers (fun fact, he was stripped of them and then aged rapidly then Turn to Dust, but there are different Black Adams throughout the comic book universe. we’re going to look at the Top 10 Superpowers You Never Knew Black Adam Had.

On account of this Egyptian background, he had powers from Egyptian gods like Thoth for Wisdom and knowledge, Amon for power, Aton, which enables Adam to wield thunderbolts. But wait, there’s more!

1Skilled warrior

He’s been described multiple times as a highly-skilled warrior even before he was given the power of Shazam.

2Power of Isis

He also acquired the Power of the goddess Isis, which has made him stronger than ever. Now when he says the magic word, he not only gains his usual powers, but they are all greater in strength because of the extra power he gains from Isis.

3Control Over Nature

We have the fact that The Power of Isis also gives him control of nature, however, there aren’t a lot of details on exactly what that includes.

4Eidetic memory

Along with wisdom in this new powerset, he has a photographic memory so he is able to recall anything he has ever learned. Which helps him out with things like reading and deciphering hieroglyphics as well as solving difficult mathematical equations.

5Interdimensional Travel

This is an off-shoot of his lightning abilities. Not only good for frying people it also allows him to travel to the Rock of Eternity at one point, thus allowing him the ability to not only time travel but to interdimensional travel too.


It allows him to have telekinesis, that’s right he can move things with his mind.

7Magic resistance

His lightning powers also enable him resistance against all magic spells and magic attacks (it’s really sounding like lightning is the power to have!)

8Mental Defenses

Not only does he have courage, but aside power from that is that he’s able to push away most mental attacks.

9Power Transfer

Power Transfer is the ability to transfer his powers when needed. You might think, why the hell would he do that? Well, for instance, he briefly gave Flash his power of speed which enables Flash to defeat Johnny Sorrow by hitting him at near-lightspeed.


We already know that Stamina is one of his powers but did you know that in some stories it’s made him basically invulnerable.