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Thu, Apr 11, 2019 12:45 AM

Live Poll: Shazam! Superpowers


The new DC Cinematic Universe film is Shazam!, the story of a 14 year old Billy Batson who is granted magical superpowers by the wizard Shazam.

His powers all come from mythological figures, whose names form the acronym of the magic word he uses to summon his powers.

If you could choose only one, which of Shazam superpowers would you like to have?


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All superpowers full explanations come from Wikipedia.

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2 years ago

i would be super fast, in running and not be seen, to fast for the eyes to see.

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2 years ago

That's a hard and interesting choice. On one hand Solomon's Wisdom sounds like a perfect option, but since powers are on and off... I'd better rely on what mental capability I have already. I guess, Achilles' Courage. To be able to trust oneself in moments of fight or flight might be the most useful thing. Plus, immunity to telepathy and so on is also a good side effect of that power. 

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Actually Solomon’s power was the weakest in Billy since he did a lot of stupid things while he was Shazam. Without giving away the twist at the end, some ot the others in that foster home could face been enhanced by that super power because they had already displayed those traits.

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dgranger, there's a thing about abstract wisdom (experience), intellect and personality: they don't correlate that much, in all fairness. Some extremely smart people only display their intellect in certain areas, otherwise being reckless and doing things considered largely "stupid" from an ordinary point-of-view. 

In case of Billy he has a decision-making ability of a (hardened, but still) teenager. He is smart and capable of research on his own but that doesn't mean that activities he considers fun are smart. Solomon's Wisdom might have improved his mental capability, but it doesn't mean that a) it is used all the time and b) that it affected his personality, which it did not.   

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But it did kick in at the end that had he had used it earlier, the movie would have ended sooner. Since it is at end of the movie and I don’t want to spoil the ending, you have to figure it out when I say “Envy”.

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2 years ago

Correction: "which of Shazam's superpowers"

You could also link the title in the first line: [link=tt0448115]

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Corrected.

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Pencho, I think Peter was referring to the question:
If you could choose only one, which of Shazam's superpowers would you like to have?

The title probably looks better without the apostrophe s, or alternatively without the exclamation point.

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Oops, my bad. I just changed the first Shazam I found.

The title is back as it was and the 's has been added to the question.

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2 years ago

You are missing one. At the end of the movie, Shazam’s greatest power was family. It just took Billy a long time to realize that.

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Indeed, but that wasn't actually a superpower granted by the Wizard or related to magic and to his name. Besides it would be an spoiler for those not familiar with the character. That's why I'm only adding the six magical superpowers.

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2 years ago

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Thanks

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2 months ago

I have to admit I would choose Atlas's Stamina, Mercury's Speed, and/or Hercules's Strength.