ByJo Isnain, writer at
United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Jo Isnain

When magic starts becoming dangerous we all know its threat much like dark magic. Hold on to your horses because today we are going to see who will win when the trickster god Loki goes against Captain Marvel's (Shazam) greatest enemy Black Adam.


After slaying Laufey, Odin found a small Asgardian-sized child hidden within the primary stronghold of the Frost Giants. The child was Loki and Laufey had kept him hidden from his people due to his shame over his son's small size. Odin took the boy, out of a combination of pity, to appease his father, and because he was the son of a worthy adversary slain in honorable combat, and raised him as his son alongside his biological son Thor. Throughout their childhood and into adolescence, Loki was resentful of the differences in which he and Thor were treated by the citizens of Asgard. The Asgardians valued great strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things, and Loki was clearly inferior to his foster brother Thor in those areas. What he lacked in size and strength, however, he made up for in power and skill, particularly as a sorcerer. All Loki wanted was to be a king so he came to Earth because of its weak lives to rule it but also failed stopped by his brother Thor. Abilities:

  • Genius-level intellect
  • Despite being a member of the Frost Giants, Loki possesses similar attributes to those possessed by Asgardians, such as:
  • Superhuman strength, durability, healing factor, stamina, and longevity
  • Abilities via mystical powers:
  • Telepathy
  • Flight
  • Shapeshifting
  • Inter-dimensional teleportation
  • Psionic ability
  • Astral projection
  • Molecular rearrangement
  • Energy blasts
  • Illusion casting
  • Hypnosis

Black Adam

The original version of Black Adam appeared only once during the Fawcett's initial publication run of Captain Marvel comics. In The Marvel Family #1, Black Adam is an ancient Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam (i.e., "Mighty Human"), who is chosen by the wizard Shazam to be his successor due to his presumed moral purity. When Teth-Adam says the magic word "Shazam", he is transformed into a super-powered being possessing the same powers that Captain Marvel would later be granted; however, Mighty Adam is soon corrupted by the vastness of his powers. Originally, the wizard Shazam grants Adam powers derived from ancient Greco-Roman deities; later in the series, it was changed to ancient Egyptian deities. Deciding that he should rule the world, Mighty Adam overthrows and kills the pharaoh and assumes the Egyptian throne. Angered by this betrayal, Shazam renames his errant champion "Black Adam", and—unable to revoke the powers he gave Adam, banishes him to the most distant star in the universe. Abilities:

  • Magical lighting bestows:
  • Superhuman strength, speed, stamina and courage
  • Physical and magical near-invulnerability
  • Flight
  • Genius-level intellect
  • Control over and emission of magic lightning as weapon or for casting spells


Who would win Loki or Black Adam?


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