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Billy Batson (Character)
from "The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!" (1981)

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Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010) (V)
Billy Batson: Holy moley! Is this all for me, Mr. Kent?
Clark Kent: Since you ate two breakfasts yesterday, I thought I'd better order you three today!

Clark Kent: What's that on your face?
Billy Batson: [bruises on his cheek] Eh, it's what you get for trying to do good. Should've just kept my mouth shut.

Black Adam: [to Billy] I was not expecting a child. But you are marked by the Wizard's energy, chosen to one day inherit the mantle of power.
Billy Batson: I-I don't understand. What do you want from me?
Black Adam: Your life.

Shazam: I was hoping this moment could wait until you were a bit older. Alas, the threat is upon us now, Billy Batson.
Billy Batson: You know my name?
Shazam: Oh, I know many things. For I am the Wizard, Shazam!
[at the sound of his name, lightning and thunder happens]
Billy Batson: Whoa!

Black Adam: [grabs a woman from her car] Is this who I was to protect? Why, because they are weak?
Captain Marvel: Put her down!
Black Adam: When you crush an ant beneath your foot, do feel remorse? No. Is this because you are evil or because you recognize yourself as a higher form of life? This is what the Wizard could not understand. If I have the powers of the gods, then I am not a god myself? Should I not be treated as such?
Captain Marvel: Put her down!
Black Adam: You want to be a protector? Then protect the soul. Revert to your mortal form and I will prove a benevolent deity.
Captain Marvel: And then you'll just kill me.
Black Adam: I will.
Captain Marvel: Shazam.
[turns into Billy]
Billy Batson: Now put her down.
Black Adam: See? Like an ant.
[Black Adam throws woman into the sky]
Billy Batson: No! Shaz...
Black Adam: [covers Billy's mouth] Your last breath wasted on the wrong word.

[last lines]
[Billy's newspaper is unexpectedly ripped out of his hands by the punk]
Billy Batson: Hey!
Punk: Ha, ha! It's the hero.
[the punk shoves Billy against an alley wall]
Punk: Oh and look at that. Hero's got nothing to say. Come on, say something. I dare you. Come on, just one word.
[Billy smiles... lightning appears]

Billy Batson: "Be good, and good will follow." That's what my parents always used to tell me. But you know, Mr Kent, I was good before they were taken from me, I was good at the foster home, and I was good about fifteen minutes ago! I'm starting to think being good isn't good for me...
Clark Kent: It seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? But that's why good is hard. Bad is always easy.

[Superman saves Billy from Black Adam]
Billy Batson: Why is he after me?
Superman: I was gonna ask you the same question!

Billy Batson: Need a little help here, Shazam!
[gets hit with lightning]

Shazam: Worry not. Black Adam cannot harm you here.
Billy Batson: Who's Black Adam?
Shazam: My gravest mistake, one for which today I will pay in penance! Millennia ago, I chose him to be this world's protector. He was entrusted with great powers, but his heart was corrupted by them. He fell victim the same seven deadly enemies of man that all must battle. I was forced to banish him to the farthest star in the sky. I spent the next 500 years making sure I would not repeat that error. I chose a new hero.
Billy Batson: Who?
Shazam: Why, you, of course. I've been watching your for sometime, Billy. And now this. Bestowed with the wisdom, strength, stamina, power, courage and speed of the gods you will become our new protector. You will become Captain Marvel.
Billy Batson: But I'm no protector.
Shazam: No protector, you say? And yet despite enduring countless tragedies and hardships, you've somehow managed to protect your perfect heart. You, Billy Batson, are all that stands in the way of Black Adam again unleashing tyranny upon us.
Billy Batson: I can't!
Shazam: You must.

Captain Marvel: [flying] This is so cool! And all I had to say was SHAZAM!
[lightning strikes Marvel and turns him back into Batson]
Billy Batson: Uh-oh...

[Shazam's cavern starts to crumble]
Billy Batson: We have to get out of here!
Shazam: In times of need, simply call my name... But this is my destiny. Go now, live yours.


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
[first lines]
[sound of a huge gong omninously echoes down the valley]
Billy Batson: What's that, Mr. Howell?
Howell [Ch. 1]: I don't know, Billy - let's find out. What do you make of that cymbal, Malcolm?
John Malcolm: I don't know, Howell. Does it mean anything to you, Tal Chotali?
Tal Chotali: The men of the hills are gathering. The cymbal says that the white men are to be driven from the Valley of Tombs.

Shazam [Ch. 1]: I am Shazam.
Billy Batson: My name is...
Shazam [Ch. 1]: All is known to me. Your name is Billy Batson. You did not pry into the secret of the Scorpion. That is why I am here.
Billy Batson: But where did you come from?
Shazam [Ch. 1]: Out of the past, my son. Down through the ages to guard the secret of the Scorpion.

Shazam [Ch. 1]: It is your duty to see that the Curse of the Scorpion is not visited upon innocent people.
Billy Batson: My duty?
Shazam [Ch. 1]: Yes, so long as the Golden Scorpion can fall into the hands of selfish men, it is the duty of Captain Marvel to protect the innocent from its evil use.
Billy Batson: But who is Captain Marvel?
Shazam [Ch. 1]: You are, my son. All that is necessary is to repeat my name, Shazam. By its repetition, you will become Captain Marvel and take on the virtues you see recorded there.
[He points to a marble carving]
Shazam [Ch. 1]: The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the great courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. You must never call upon this power except in the service of right. To do so will bring the Scorpion's curse upon your own head. And now my son, repeat my name and return to the rescue of your friends.
Billy Batson: SHAZAM!


"Young Justice: Misplaced (#1.19)" (2012)
Billy Batson: Wait, are you telling me you turn 18 at midnight?
[Amber disappears]
Billy Batson: I'll take that as a yes.

Billy Batson: Captain Marvel may have the courage of Achilles, but Billy Batson... has the courage of Billy Batson.

M'gann M'orzz: He's Captain Marvel.
Wally West: Yeah, and I'm "Speedy Gonzales". Look, just because he thinks he's Captain Marvel doesn't mean that...
Billy Batson: Gee, Wally. Do I really have bring you nachos and pineapple juice to get on your good side?