- Solomon's wisdom
- Hercules' strength
- Atlas' stamina (and endurance)
- Zues' power (makes him magic-resistant, mentally and psychically enhanced; and allows him to create magic lightning)
- Achilles' courage (makes him telepathic-attack-resistant)
- Mercury's speed (and flight)
Later, he told his long-lost sister about his power and she gained them too. So their was a whole "Marvel family". Captain Marvel has three notable foes:
- Mr. Mind- He is a super smart, telepathic worm from Venus that wants to conquer the Earth. He formed the Monster Society of Evil.
- Doctor Sivana- He is a mad sciencist similar to Lex Luthor.
- Black Adam- He has the power to become super powerful, when he says the word "SHAZAM!" too. But he gains the powers if Eyptain gods.