Shazam is the alter ego of William "Billy" Batson is an immature and petulant teenage boy who lives with a foster family in the suburbs outside Metropolis. He has a foster sister named Darla Dudley and a foster brother named Freddy Freeman. At some point, Batson gained the ability to transform into a super powered adult by yelling the word "Shazam!" A lightning bolt would strike him and turn him into Shazam. Besides super strength and flight, Shazam had the unique ability to generate lightning. With some concentration, he can also form a ball of lightning or create a field to shock nearby targets. He is among the many superheroes summoned by the Council of Royals to help fight the Black Marauder's Legion of Villains.