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William Batson
Shazam DCAFU
Alias(es) Billy Batson
Appeared in Justice League: War
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Status Deceased
Actor Sean Astin
Zach Callison

William "Billy" Batson was an immature and petulant teenage boy who lived with a foster family in the suburbs outside Metropolis. He had a foster sister named Darla Dudley and a foster brother named Freddy Freeman. At some point, Batson gained the ability to transform into a superpowered adult form by yelling the word "Shazam!" A lightning bolt would strike him and turn him into Shazam.


Justice League: War[]

Away from his foster family, Billy Batson sneaked inside the Metropolis Stadium to see a college football game played by Victor Stone. He sat inside the seat originally saved for Victor's father, Silas. Once the game was won by Victor, Victor looked up at his father's chair only to see Billy there.

Later, Billy was running from a guard and hid inside the locker room where Victor Stone was changing. Victor helped Billy hide and Billy congratulated Victor on his game before taking off with a football Jersey.

Later, Billy went back to his foster home were he was spotted by his foster siblings. He was annoyed by his siblings' concern and even laughed at them when they warned him of the Parademon Invasion. A few seconds afterwards, Parademons attacked Billy's house, forcing Billy to transform into Shazam to defeat them. His siblings saw this. Shazam looked at his siblings before flying off.

Shazam arrived at S.T.A.R. Labs where he suspected the Parademons came from and was surprised to see Victor Stone transformed into a Cyborg.

Shazam later arrived with Cyborg in Metropolis where he met up with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash and witnessed the arrival of Darkseid. Darkseid took down each of the heroes one by one and Shazam, trying to impress Wonder Woman, attacked Darkseid with a bolt of lightning, but was repelled back by an omega beam from Darkseid.

After the capture of Superman and Batman breaking into Apokolips to save him, Green Lantern gathered the group and told them that they needed to work together rather than by themselves. Green Lantern made a plan to distract Darkseid so Wonder Woman could stab him in the eye and the team lunged after Darkseid.

Shazam almost ruined the plan by charging after Darkseid alone, but the team still managed to blind Darkseid together and Shazam helped Cyborg power up a mother box to help the others lock Darkseid in a portal that sent him back to Apokolips. The aftershock turned Shazam back into Billy Batson and Cyborg caught him and dropped him off near an apartment building. Cyborg promised to keep Billy's secret and left.

Cyborg helped cover Billy Batson's identity by saying Shazam took off, saying he had a hot date.

With the world saved, the once-discriminated superheroes gained the public's trust and were honored at the White House. Grateful to have met others like themselves but debating whether they should be a team if a similar threat happens, the President of the United States asked whether they had a name. The newly formed group was annoyed when Shazam abruptly announced the "Super Seven" without the others' consent.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis[]

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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War[]

Shazam was one of the members of the Justice League to be present at Superman's plan to take down Darkseid on his planet. The Justice League then proceeds to go to Apokolips to take down Darkseid, but are attacked by Darkseid's Paradooms when they arrive. The Justice League crash lands onto Apokolips and try to fight off the horde of Paradooms, but are outnumbered and outmatched. A pack of Paradooms hold Shazam and rip the lower part of his leg off and deeply scratches his face. Cyborg, however, manages to help Shazam escape through a portal.

2 years after Darkseid invaded earth and won, Shazam is shown to be still alive. He, Superboy, and Irons fly to China to take down one of Darkseid's machines that drains the earth's molten core. Shazam flies straight into the machine and out of it to damage the machine. The superhumans are then ambushed by Parademons and Paradooms. Shazam, and Superboy, excluding Irons, who was shot down by the Parademons, try to fight off the Paradooms. They manage to kill several Paradooms, but Superboy is killed by a Paradoom from behind who snaps his neck, and Shazam gets carried away by a pack of Paradooms. Shazam tries to fight them off but fails to do so. The Paradooms fly Shazam down to the ground before Shazam yells out his name, summoning a giant explosion of lightning to the sky before dying. He is later proved to be alive after the Flash creates a new flashpoint, restarting history.

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  • Sean Astin, who voices Shazam, worked with the film's voice director Andrea Romano in the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show.


  • Originally, Aquaman was the seventh member of he Justice League in the comic, but since Warner Bros. and Geoff Johns, writer of the original book, wanted to use Aquaman in his own feature, Shazam was inserted in Aquaman's place.


Justice League: War[]

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis[]

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