Debatably, there is no character in “Black Adam” that underwent more redesign than Adrianna Tomaz. In the film, she is at the head of a group of freedom fighters hoping to save her country from foreign invaders. It is thanks to Adrianna’s knowledge and effort that Teth-Adam is awoken from his imprisonment. Along with her younger brother, Amon, she is integral to the ancient being’s adjustment to the modern world, as well as his subsequent acceptance as Kahndaq’s new champion. Additionally, Adrianna’s inclusion in the DC movie insinuates that she will inevitably take on her comic book superhero identity Isis and become Black Adam’s wife. However, this origin story of Adrianna Tomaz is barely recognizable from the source material.
Surprisingly, Isis is one of the few comic book characters that is an adaptation of a live-action superhero. Originally named Andrea Thomas, she first appeared in “The Secrets of Isis” television series as a high school science teacher who gained super abilities from an ancient Egyptian amulet. Also making an appearance in the 1974 live-action “Shazam!” series, Isis made her comic appearance shortly after, beginning in titles associated with the television shows. Meanwhile, Adrianna Tomaz first appeared in 2006 as a slave woman gifted to Black Adam as an offering. After freeing her, Adam became entranced by her strong will and vision of how he could be a benevolent leader. The two fell in love and Teth-Adam gifted her the powers of Isis, which she subsequently shared with her younger brother.