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And an early Happy Christmas to you.
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If you like all of the necessary ingredients, pastry and all, why not just make the pie? So many questions.
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...How in the heavens do you make soup out of a pie?
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Fireworks are fine and all, but why do they have to be so bright, colourful and loud?
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See, I always pronounced Nutella based on how it was spelt. Noot-telly. Is that wrong?
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S H A Z A M !
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rth's Mightiest Mortal

K A M A L A K H A N S U P E R H E R O / S T U D E N T J E R S E Y C I T Y T H E W I Z A R D / T H E R O C K O F E T E R N I T Y


C H A R A C T E R C O N C E P T:


"A hero is just somebody who tries to do the right thing even when it's hard. There's more of us than you think."

Kamala Khan is a seventeen-year-old, Pakistani-American high school student from the Sixth Borough. She lives with her overbearing parents and studies at Coles Academic High School. In her spare time she likes D&D, playing videogames and reading comics. She has a pet cat called Tawky Tawny. She's Wonder Woman's number one fan.

She's also the superhero Shazam.

Kamala's characterisation isn't going to diverge too much from her 616 counterpart. The change here is primarily the source and nature of her powers. Granted abilities by the Wizard Mararagan, she has to juggle family life, school commitments and her responsibilities as his champion. Upon saying the magic word, she's gifted with all of the abilities of Shazam, though she has had little experience in using them. Her outward appearance also changes when transformed, concealing her identity.

Inspired by the feats of comicbook and real life heroes, she strives to make the world a better place wherever she can. She's only ever dealt with street level threats and has yet to face down a fully-fledged supervillain. That promises to change with the rebirth of Teth-Adam, the Wizard's previous champion. For now, she remains a headache for Jersey's muggers and petty thieves.

Under the handle SlothBaby, she also chronicles her adventures in the form of fanfictions. While the accounts are often embelished, they have helped to raise the profile of the otherwise little reported hero.

C H A R A C T E R M O T I V A T I O N S & G O A L S:

I landed on this concept for a number of reasons. Chiefly, I wanted to break my habit of writing habitually depressed protagonists. I feel this has been one of the many reasons I've fell behind with takes on characters like Doctor Strange in the past, getting bogged down with exploring their baggage and not much else. Both Kamala Khan and Shazam are great fits for stories with a lighter, adventurous tone, and I hope this in turn will help me retain enthusiasm when writing them.

The latest Ms. Marvel is one of the more relatable additions to Marvel's roster, and embodies many of the same positive qualities attributed to Billy Batson. It seemed a natural fit to have her assume the title and abilities of Shazam and gives me a fresh angle to explore both mythologies without rehashing.

I'll be looking to experiment a little with post structure occassionally. While I will keep to traditional posts for much of the time, I will aim to pepper in fanfic-style narrative for an alternative perspective when I feel it is justified. Kind of just a bit of fun on my part.

C H A R A C T E R N O T E S:

Will add notes on additional characters here as they are introduced.

S A M P L E P O S T:


Superheroes > New York
Shazam!
By: SlothBaby
This chapter serves to introduce the super-powered adventures of Shazam.
Rated: Fiction T - Action/Adventure - Original Character - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 0
Updated: Mar 10 - Published: Mar 10 - id: 6268769

(A/N: Yikes, it's been a while. Sorry I haven't posted much recently. School is killing me at the moment and I wound up writing myself into a corner with that last story so starting fresh. This is a WIP and I promise I'll keep adding as long as you keep reading. Plotted out at least ten chapters for this one, so let me know if you want to see more of this. Thanks to everyone who's stuck around. I'll get a new chapter for Wonder Woman X Captain America (The Lies that Bind Us) up as soon as I can.)

(So yeah, enjoy.)

(As always, I don't own any characters used (obviously). Apologies in advance for any grammer errors. It's 3:00am here. Constructive criticism welcome.)


Chapter 1: The Word of Power

Kamala used to be a normal high school student. That all changed when she was given strange powers by an ancient wizard. Sensing her soul was pure, he made her his champion on Earth and blessed her with amazing powers. Imbued with the Living Lightning, all she had to do was say the magic word (Shazam!) and she was transformed into a superhero with the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the skill of Athena, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury all combined.

In her transformed form she fights Supervillains, has awesome team-ups and saves the day. So read on for the new adventures of Shazam!

(A/N: let me know if this is the kind of thing you want to see more of. Please keep feedback constructive. Bye for now.)

P O S T C A T A L O G U E:

TBC

Going to shelve Shazam for now and see whether I can come up with an alternative.
@Star Lord I appreciate the offer. I'm happy with the plotting I've done, just having a wobble with the first person perspective I feel it needs. If it comes to it I'll just fall back on third person to get the first post up and experiment a bit more with it following that.
To my own disappointment, I'm having trouble finding a voice while drafting Kamala's first post. I'm going to see how I fare today but I may need to withdraw Shazam for the timebeing and put some thought into something else. I'll see where I am tonight when I get more of a chance to sit down with it.

Loving the posts so far.
"Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
So I think I've landed on Kamala Khan as Earth's Mightiest Mortal, Shazam. I'll get a sheet up when I'm able.
<Snipped quote by ErsatzEmperor>

Condiment King as the first major Crisis confirmed.


I would relish the opportunity.
Hey, I'm just gonna say this to all you Spider Man dudes out there. If any of you plan on using Shocker as a villain, please let me know because I got something special planned between him and Static.

(Also, dibs on Condiment Man, Kite Man and Stilt Man)


Oh, okay. So Condiment King's still in play at least. Good to know.
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