Eugene Choi
Biographical Information
Relatives Victor Vasquez (Foster Father)
Rosa Vasquez (Foster Mother)
Darla Dudley (Foster Sister)
Freddy Freeman (Foster Brother)
Mary Bromfield (Foster Sister)
Pedro Peña (Foster Brother)
Billy Batson (Foster Brother)
Born 2007
Affiliation Shazam Family
Physical Description
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Behind the Scenes
Portrayed By Ian Chen
Ross Butler
First Appearance Shazam!

Eugene Choi is one of Billy's friends and new foster siblings.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Just like his other foster siblings, Eugene was a ward of the state until taken in by foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.

Meeting Billy Batson[edit | edit source]

One night, he was playing video games while Victor and Rosa brought home Billy Batson, a foster child who was just adopted into the family. When they enter the house, Eugene yells out at his video game. When Rosa and Victor notice this, Rosa briefly introduces Billy to Eugene. Victor walks over and tells him that sodas aren't allowed after sunset. Because Eugene was playing for a good long while, he didn't realize it had gotten dark.

Confronting the bullies[edit | edit source]

The next day at school, Eugene witnessed his brother Freddy getting bullied by Brett and Burke Breyer, while Mary and Darla fail to stop them. Right after Billy ran over to fight them, Eugene grabbed the nunchucks from Burke's pants and tried to confront them by swinging them around, but he clumsily hit himself in the back of the head. While Eugene was distracting the bullies, Billy ran off. While the bullies ran after Billy, Eugene and the rest of his foster siblings walked over to the hurt Freddy to make sure he was okay.

Later that night, Rosa was on the phone with the police trying to find Billy, who still hadn't returned. Meanwhile, Eugene was looking Billy up online to find his social media accounts, but couldn't find anything. He showed his phone to Mary, while pointing out that he had no social media presence.

Dinner[edit | edit source]

One night, the family was sitting at dinner. Victor excitedly talked about how there was a new superhero in town and that he believed he was doing a good job. However, Eugene believed otherwise, and mocked the hero about how he was charging people's phones while Eugene could just do it with a plug. He continued to engage with the others in talking about how bad the hero was, who, unbeknownst to them, was sitting right there at the table.

At one point, Pedro shows Eugene Billy's notebook and he uses his computer skills to help Billy track down his birth mother.

Finding out about Billy's Superpowers[edit | edit source]

One evening, Eugene was sitting in the living room with Mary, Darla, and Pedro when they overheard Billy getting scolded by Victor for his irresponsible actions. He looked over at the TV and noticed video footage on the news of Freddy talking to a superhero, and questioned why Freddy was with the superhero. Mary got suspicious about this, and when she quietly pointed out to her siblings that Billy is the superhero, Eugene questioned her suspicions out loud, only to be followed by Darla excitedly confirming it.

The four siblings walked upstairs to the front of Billy and Freddy's bedroom to closely listen in on Victor. Once the foster parents walked out of the room, the siblings slowly walked inside to comfort the saddened Billy, knowing that he was the hero. When Billy noticed Pedro holding his notebook, Mary told him that Eugene finished his search. Eugene then proceeded to tell Billy the names of his biological parents and the location of his mother. Once Billy ran off to go see her, Rosa and Victor ran after him while telling the foster siblings to stay inside. Not too long after, Freddy entered the house, and the siblings were confronted by Thaddeus Sivana.

Threatened by Sivana[edit | edit source]

Eugene and the rest of his foster siblings were in the living room, being held hostage by Sivana. Later, when the superhero arrived back home to confront Sivana, Eugene was amazed to see the hero standing right there. A few minutes later, when the superhero entered the Rock of Eternity to give up his powers to Sivana and save his family, Eugene and the other siblings followed them inside and brought "weapons" to confront Sivana and save their brother. When they tried to get out, Eugene noticed that the door they came through was gone. While the group followed Darla in an attempt to escape, they came across a lot of doors, hoping this could be a way out. Eugene opened one door, but noticed crocodile-men, and immediately closed the door. Eventually, Billy helped get them out, and they all ran over to Christmas Village to hide from Sivana.

Becoming a superhero[edit | edit source]

When Sivana found the siblings at Christmas Village, Billy fought him while the siblings watched. When Freddy noticed Sivana's weakness of losing his powers when the sins exit his eye, Mary started an attempt to divide and conquer, only to have them captured by the sins and used as hostages against Billy so he would give up his power. Eventually, Billy knocked the staff out of Sivana's hands and Eugene joined the rest of his siblings in putting their hands on the staff and earning superpowers.

While Billy fought Sivana, Eugene and the other siblings assembled to fight the sins, while he was testing out his new electricity powers. Eventually, when Billy got the eye out of Sivana's head, Eugene and the other siblings flew over to Billy to join and congratulate him. For a brief moment, they believed Billy was being tempted by the eye, but then laughed when Billy said he was just joking around. Around them, a cheering crowd had formed, and soon after, they returned to the Rock of Eternity to return the eye and the Sins.

Lunch with Shazam and Superman[edit | edit source]

One day at lunch, while Freddy was sitting, alone, Eugene and the rest of his siblings went over to Freddy's table, as they have made a special arrangement. He is present when the champion superhero walks in, sits down with Freddy, and talk about how great of a person he is. He also witnesses Superman walking in to sit down and have lunch with them.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Eugene Choi is Billy Batson's foster brother, an intelligent, bookish boy about his age of Asian descent with a love of technology and video games. Eugene's bookishness is offset by a competitive and impulsive nature that causes trouble for him and the others at times.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Eugene is a huge gamer, and is frequently occupied by a screen. He is brave, but rather reckless and clumsy, as seen when he attempts to defend Freddy Freeman from the bullies with nunchucks, but hit himself in the head instead. Eugene has a habit of quoting video game terms when fighting as a superhero.

Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Mystical transformation: After shouting "Shazam", while holding the wizard's staff, Eugene was given the ability to transform. When transformed, Eugene has many powers and abilities, which exceed the capabilities of human beings.

  • Electricity manipulation: He can generate and project electricity. Its electric blasts are powerful enough to seriously hurt the Seven Deadly Sins.
  • Flight: Eugene is able to fly.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Expert hacker: Eugene is able to access otherwise inaccessible files from the federal government.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Eugene's suit: When empowered by Shazam, Eugene wears a costume that is colored gray, with a lightning bolt on his chest. It also has a white cape with a hood and gold trip.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is Choi's first cinematic live action appearance.
  • In the New 52 comics run, Choi, along with Freddie's other foster siblings gained the powers of Shazam.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Shazam universe
Media Shazam! | Black Adam | Untitled Shazam film
Characters Billy Batson/Shazam | Shazam | Mary Bromfield | Freddy Freeman | Eugene Choi | Pedro Peña | Darla Dudley | Victor Vasquez | Rosa Vasquez | Lynn Crosby | E.B. Glover
Enemies Black Adam | Dr. Sivana | Brett Bryer | Burke Bryer | Mister Mind | Pride | Gluttony | Envy | Wrath | Sloth | Greed | Lust
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