Shazam the magic word (originally the name of a wizard) with which the orphan Billy Batson is transformed into the superhero Captain Marvel; the letters stood for the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.
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