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Captain Atom

Nathaniel Adam

Prime DC Comics Universe

Captain Atom's powers and abilities


Dilustel Armor Captain Atom's metallic shell, or "skin," is composed of a portion of the alien being known as Silver Shield, and is called Dilustel. Pieces of the alien's metal body were used in the Captain Atom Project, Project Major Force and similar projects thereafter. Atom is able to coat himself with the metal, either partially or totally. Atom's symbiosis with the metal is such that even when partially armored, he is able to access the Quantum Field.

  • Chronokinesis Captain Atom has shown time-traveling capabilities without quantum jumping and can travel ahead in time using concentration. The process is exhausting and the period he can interact in the future appears to be limited to a few minutes before he returns to the present.

  • Atomic Transmutation Captain Atom has demonstrated atomic transmutation powers similar to Firestorm, as he was able to turn both Maul and Engineer back to their human forms and once turned Green Arrow's quivers into butterflies. This power can be used instinctively or through concentration.

  • Energy Absorption
  • Flight
  • Immortality
  • Invulnerability Atom's Dilustel coating renders him invulnerable to physical and energy attacks.

  • Matter Generation Captain Atom can also create matter in the same manner he creates energy. In the same way, he can absorb and manipulate matter at a basic level.

  • Regeneration Over time if Atom's armored skin were to be ruptured or damaged he would recover at an accelerated rate.

  • Self-Sustenance
  • Superhuman Strength As Captain Atom his strength was such that he was able to go toe to toe with beings such as Superman, Majestic, etc. and hold his own.

  • Superhuman Stamina
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Techno Interface He has also shown the ability to telepathically interface with computer networks.

  • Anti-Magic An effect of Captain Atom's Dilustel coating coupled with his exposure to the Quantum Field affords Nathaniel not only Immunity to magical powers and spell craft. But also allows him to outright negate the effects of it in general through their use.

  • Self-Power Augmentation At times, he can use the quantum field to enhance his physical prowess to even greater levels such as enhancing and increasing his listening range, augmenting his already impressive levels of strength or even increasing his flight speed.

  • Density Control
  • Intangibility
  • Healing
  • Force Field
  • Energy Construct Creation
  • Quantum Field Manipulation Captain Atom's metal skin is tied into the Quantum Field, which enables him to absorb and manipulate infinite amounts of energy; energy which can be utilized for an infinite amount of purposes which are solely limited by his willpower and imagination. Reinforcing the fact when he realized that the Quantum field is under his complete and total control. E.I, creating and destroying a replica of Earth complete with life and its most powerful heroes out of nothing; such as Superman, The Flash, Firestorm and even his own Spectre. Though he has only done this once, subconsciously limiting himself to a set amount of power ever since. Nathaniel's ability harness energy is insurmountable, manipulating it for a variety of effects ranging from absorbing, changing, metabolizing, even shutting down other energy users powers or shaping it into whatever he needs. Like force fields, explosive bombs or a simple blast from the hands or eyes. Either firing it from anywhere on his body or releasing it as an AOE wave either by will or upon detonation.


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