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William Joseph Batson
BIRTHDAY | AGE:
June 24 / 14
Billy does not really consider his mom 'family', because she clearly doesn't consider him family. Rosa and Victor Vasquez and his foster brothers and sisters are his family now.
Somewhat enhanced human
As Billy...not much. But if he speaks the name 'Shazam', Billy has super strength, hyper speed, flight, electricity manipulation, and impenetrable skin. He's all but invincible as Shazam: only magic can harm magic
Bring it on
WHAT POINT IN TIME DOES YOUR CHARACTER COME FROM?
End of the (first!) movie
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HISTORY & PERSONALITY
DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER'S HISTORY & PERSONALITY:
☆ Can sometimes be selfish but is learning and growing
☆ 'Pure of heart and strong in spirit' (the requirements for becoming the Wizard's Champion)
Billy Batson was born out of a teen pregnancy. His mother, Marilyn, was only seventeen and she married his father in a sort-of shotgun wedding. After his father was arrested, his mother was stuck raising him as an undereducated single mother. When she took her three year-old to a winter festival and got separated from him in the crowd, she saw the police finding him and searching for her. She decided they were both better off that way and she slipped away, going by her maiden name again and pretending she had no son.
Billy, in the meantime, became a child of the foster care system. He still remembered his mom, and loyally carried a toy she'd won for him at the carnival. As he got older, he grew more jaded and cynical. Being passed from home to home tends to do that. He made it his own personal mission to find his birth mother and he looked up every Marilyn Batson he could find. His efforts to find her usually involved running away from foster parents and group homes and getting in trouble with law enforcement.
One of those brushes with the law resulted in his social worker informing him he was running out of chances. She reminded him he couldn't live alone till he turned 18 and gave him over to Rose and Victor Vasquez, who were apparently very eager to take him in. They were former foster kids and ran a home filled with them. Billy was number six. At their home he met his new foster siblings, Mary, Eugene, Pedro, Darla, and his new roommate Freddy. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming but Billy was still distrustful.
After standing up to a couple of bullies who were beating up his new foster brother (and reluctant new friend) Freddy, Billy took off running. He made it to the subway and hopped on a train, attempting to, yet again, run away from his foster home. He found himself transported to what looked like a cave, filled with artifacts. He was confronted by a wizard, claiming he needed a 'champion' to pass his powers on to and that the champion needed to be pure of heart and strong in spirit. Though Billy denied that he was any of the things they were looking for, he was given a staff to hold, told to say the word "Shazam", and suddenly he looked in his mid-30s and incredibly buff.
Billy was obviously confused and went to the number one source of superhero info he knew: Freddy. After convincing him it was, in fact, Billy, the two began experimenting with Billy's new powers and abilities. They even learned that, by saying 'Shazam' again, it would turn him back into teenaged Billy. But Billy got a bit overeager and carried away and he and Freddy had a fight over it. Freddy insisted that Billy should be helping others with his new powers instead of showing off and basically becoming a circus act.
So the real problem was, Billy was very much not the first the wizard pulled. A long time ago he attempted to make a boy named Thaddeus his Champion but it turned out the kid wasn't right for the job. Unfortunately, Thaddeus Sivana has been a bit better and out for revenge ever since. So he got together with the Seven Deadly Sins. Yeah, those. And he let them possess him, giving him powers equal to or even greater than Shazam's. On finding out the wizard had chosen a champion, Billy kind of became his primary target. And Billy, while finding out he had a bad guy after him was kind of cool, was admittedly pretty scared. He got away from him for a while, until he got a phone call. Sivana had found out who Billy was and held his foster siblings hostage.
Now a few hours before that, he might have been concerned but not super scared. But Billy had just found his birth mother, with the help of those siblings. After years of searching, he was really excited to be reunited with her. But Marilyn admitted to her teen son that she had given him up voluntarily and had remarried and her new husband had no idea she'd had a child already. And so she turned him away. Billy had been feeling pretty lost when he got that call from Sivana but he knew then who his real family was. And he needed to help them.
He used both his Shazam powers and his natural street smarts to get the kids away from Sivana, but the man was terrorizing the entire city in the process - at a carnival, of all the ironic things. And Billy was outnumbered. But he remembered the wizard saying there had been more thrones for his brothers and sisters. Billy did the math, used his logical thinking skills, and got his siblings turned into superheroes with similar powers to his own.
It was as a family that they defeated the Sins and Sivana himself. Billy again used that critical thinking that had kept him going as he bounced from home to home to disarm Sivana and between the six of them, they were able to lock away the Eye that held the Sins in their very own secret lair. And Billy was finally able to let go of the search for his mom and start focusing on being in a family that actually wanted him.
WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR CHARACTER TO ACCOMPLISH IN GAME? WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT PLAYING THIS CHARACTER?
Billy is just a kid but he's been through a lot and I love him for coming out tougher on the other side. He's pretty happy about having a family he feels like he can depend on, but he absolutely still has trust issues. I'd love to play with that and let him build relationships with people and of course keep building his relationships with Freddy and Mary.
Also I'm just on a mission to play everyone under 18. And all the Billys.
DO YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE REQUEST? Job idea?
I mean, he's not even fifteen, he'd like to live with his big sister and 'big' brother and go to high school, please and thank you.
It is okay to explore job prospects in game & request a random roommate.