Black Adam is an interesting character, who’s neither a full time Superhero nor a typical Villain. He decides his own path and follows it without any restriction or boundaries. Black Adam possesses god-like powers which makes him one of the strongest characters of the comics universe. Over the period he has established himself as an anti-hero. The recent Black Adam movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has created a lot of buzz amongst the DC & superhero genre film lovers. The action packed movie was appreciated by the masses but many believe that the movie didn’t showcase the character’s true potential and it lacked the layers & complexities which we have witnessed in the comics. The storyline of Black Adam is very unique and interesting in nature. The anti-hero has faced many opponents, from superheroes to supervillains. So, let’s talk about 10 Biggest DC Characters Black Adam has Defeated in Comics.
10 Biggest DC Characters Black Adam has Defeated in Comics
The first in our list is Martian Manhunter. The superhero from Mars is an extremely powerful superhero with an array of unique powers. He’s one of the founding members of the elite team Justice League. Manhunter can even manipulate and defeat any opponent without stepping in the battle arena. But when this Justice League member came face to face against Black Adam, things didn’t go Martian’s way. In a storyline (during World War III) Manhunter went to stop Adam. Where the Martian was almost vaporized by Black Adam’s lightning strikes. After this Manhunter tried to set inside Adam’s mind and manipulate him. However, this psychic act backfired on Manhunter himself. Martian Manhunter was unable to handle the rage, anger and tragedy (when he peeped into Adam’s mind). Adam’s emotions & anger overwhelmed Manhunter and he escaped to space with tearful eyes. Even the mighty Martian was unable to stand against Black Adam.
You must have witnessed Hawkman’s and Adam’s battle in the movie. But that’s just a glimpse of it. The duo have battled out numerous times. In a storyline post WWIII, where Black Adam was powerless and was in search of a way to restore his dead wife. While the Justice Society of America were searching for him for the war crimes committed by him. However, Adam got his powers back (temporarily). And when the duo faced off, Black Adam turned the JLA supreme (Hawkman) into a bloody mess.
Next on the list is the arch rival of Adam ‘Shazam’. Black Adam and Shazam have had some incredible battles over the years. The forces have been in regular conflict for decades in the comics. Both Shazam and Adam have somewhat similar powers which makes the battle more interesting. Black Adam has defeated Shazam but the superhero (Shazam) keeps coming back. With Black Adam’s arrival on big screen fans are waiting for the face off of the arch rivals in the upcoming DC movies.
The movie barely shades light on the JLA member Atom Smasher and his bond with Adam. However, in the comics the duo share a great brotherly bond. But all this started with a brawl between the two. Where Smasher initially dominated the brawl by using his gigantic size to his advantage. But his happiness was short-lived as Black Adam defeated the JLA powerhouse with ease. Apart from a few brawls here and there the duo shared a great bond and had a brilliant rapport.
Ahk-Ton was the evil ruler of Egypt who gained his powers from the Egyptian God ‘Ra’. The thing that triggered Black Adam was Ahk-Ton’s decision to attack and conquer Kahndaq. After the conquest the evil king showed no mercy on Kahndaq’s people and even slaughtered Adam’s family. After this tragic event Adam decided to take revenge and strived for it. Eventually Black Adam captured and killed the evil King.
This time the teen titan member Frankenstein faces the rage of Black Adam. In the post WWIII Adam was in no mood to spare anyone coming his way. The anti-hero had destroyed many heroes and teen titans before facing off against the Young Frankenstein. Black Adam showed no mercy against the superhero (Frankenstein) and ripped his arm off his body in the battle.
The 6th name in our list is the DC supervillain Psycho-Pirate. The golden masked super villain has the powers to peep into anyone’s mind and control their emotions. Psycho-Pirate’s Medusa Mask allows him to perform all the mental psyche acts upon the opponent. Once the super villain tried to take control over Black Adam’s emotions. This rubbed the anti-hero the wrong way and decided to end Psycho-Pirate’s nonsense forever. With just the help of his fingers Adam penetrated the head of the emotion manipulator (Psycho-Pirate).
Black Adam also defeated Superwoman. Superwoman is considered to be the equivalent Wonder woman of Earth III. And Adam was just able to defeat the superhero/superheroine with a bolt of lightning which struck Superwoman. The storyline takes place when the Crime Syndicate took over the planet and Earth III was brought to its knees.
Terra was a complicated character, she was a part of the Teen Titans team but acted as a double agent and performed missions against her team at times. Many believe that Terra was thought to be a superhero, she actually was a villain. In the storyline post WWIII where every superhero tries to stop Black Adam, Terra too gives it a try. But unfortunately it became the teen titan’s last fight as Adam penetrated his punch through Terra’s chest. Black Adam brutally killed the superhero in front of her team members.
Save the best for the last, the last name on our list DC’s top gun ‘Superman’. Yes, you heard it right, Black Adam has even defeated Superman. The face off of the two power houses is one of the most awaited things amongst the DC fans. Fans are eager to see the duo face each other on the big screen. However, in the comics the duo have had several fights. Black Adam’s biggest advantage is his magic powers which at times can provide him an advantage in an one on one battle against Superman. Another reason which makes Adam a tough competitor is his rage & anger in the battlefield where he sees no boundaries and limits. Whereas Superman always prioritizes morality and justice, even on the battlefield.
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10 Biggest DC Characters Black Adam has Defeated in Comics