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No use to struggle, No use to flee - Your Fate is written, It strikes through me!
~ Doctor Fate.
Fate is never alone! Along the twisted paths I walk, others are ever at my side -- in spirit if not in fact! They are those who serve the cause of justice!
~ Doctor Fate.
I share my friends' frank appraisal. They speak of the wonder of being super-men. The sheer, glorious, thank-God-I'm-alive, this-never-gets-old, unbelievable, astonishing sensation of being members of the Justice Society. It kept us going through the toughest moments. The compensation of feeling blessed. We thanked fate and fortune and the stars every day that we were getting to do the things we were doing. We were lucky we ever got to do them at all. Just once would have been an utter privilege. We were damn lucky we got to spend our whole lives doing them. Now we're getting to be those people again, one last time. And we're going to savor every second of it.
~ Doctor Fate.

Doctor Fate (real name Kent Nelson) is a superhero and sorcerer from the DC comics and universe. Nelson was selected to become the new Doctor Fate after his relatives moved one, and became an agent of Lords of Order. His wife aids him in his heroic tasks. With his new identity, he has magical powers, and became a founding member of the Justice Society of America. At one point, Doctor Fate fought Karkull and imprisoned him to the Inner Pit.

He was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman.

Background

He contemplated on his duty when his enemy returned regarding that no matter how hard he tried, evil would always be present. Doctor Fate gained hope after seeing Superman's determination and helped him defeat Karkull. Fate teamed with Aquaman and promised Solomon Grundy that he could help him find his soul if they defeat Ichutulu. Grundy sacrificed himself to destroy the Old ones. Fate later joined the Justice League after Earth was invaded by Thanagarians.

Biography

Early Life

Kent Nelson is the son of archeologist Sven Nelson and Celestine Babcock, and was born before the 1920s. Kent took an interest in his father's profession, and the two went on expeditions and adventures.

Becoming Doctor Fate

Around 1920, the two were exploring the Valley of Ur in Mesopotamia when they discovered an unground pyramid. Kent released Nabu, an ancient immortal from the planet of Cilia, but doing so released a poisonous gas that killed Sven. Nabu had engineered the trap to gain a new host, and decided to mentor Kent in the secrets of the universe. Kent became an agent of the Lords of Order, and was trained by Nabu, who gave him powers through molecular control, and took away his grief.

After finishing his training, Nabu gave Kent an amulet, cloak and helmet to become a champion known as Doctor Fate. Kent went on many adventures as Fate, but would awake with little memory of his exploits, but was guided by Nabu's spirit. Later in his life, Kent met Inza Cramer, a college student while traveling through Alexandria. The two became close, and she became his long-time romantic partner and confidant. Kent's first battle was against Wotan, a sorcerer who struck at him through Inza using an agent named Thomas Frawley.

Heroic Career

Kent and Inza went on to fight more evil threats, such as stopping Magno the Mighty, defeated and locked Wotan away, defeated two species of space men, and stopped the Norns. Eventually, Doctor Fate was challenged by Karkull, who later joined forces with Wotan to defeat Kent, but failed. Afterward, Kent was challenged by Mister Who, and later encountered other villains like Red Sage and Clock. Later on, Kent decided to become a real medical doctor, and became engaged to Inza.

Doctor Fate later encountered Spectre, and the two worked together to destroy a military gateway to a netherworld of demons. During World War II, Doctor Fate and others helped stop an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt's life. Afterward, Roosevelt requested that Fate and the other heroes formed a group, and they decided to name it the Justice Society of America. During this time, Kent found the helmet becoming more and more possessive of him, and decided to create the half helm. Though his powers were severely limited, he still had the ability of flight, invulnerability and superhuman strength. When Spectre went missing, Kent donned the helmet one last time, and discovered that Spectre was under the control of Kulak and in a titanic battle.

During this, he was defeated and the helmet of Nabu was lost somewhere in the netherverse, but Kent would recover it during the 1960s. During this time, Kent retired from his persona and became a physician, but returned as Doctor Fate when he recovered the helmet. He later fought the Egyptian priest Khalis, and later rejoined the Justice Society of America in 1963. As the JSA members aged, Kent and Inza seemed immortal, due to their magic fate virtually stopped their aging process. The two also received a small portion of Ian Karkull's power, which gave them even more vitality.

Portrayals

Television

  • In Superman: The Animated Series, he was voiced by George DelHoyo.
  • In Justice League, he was voiced by Oded Fehr.
    • Fehr reprised his voice for the character in Justice League Unlimited.
  • In Smallville, he was portrayed by Brent Stait.
  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, he was voiced by Greg Ellis.
  • In Young Justice, he was voiced by Edward Asner.
  • In Mad, he was voiced by Kevin Shinick.
  • In Justice League Action, he was voiced by Erica Luttrell in his child form.
  • In Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash, he was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

Video Games

  • In Injustice 2, he was voiced by David Sobolov.
    • Sobolov reprised his voice for the character in Lego DC Super-Villains.

Quotes

Sometimes I think a good fight accomplishes more than all the learning in the world.
~ Doctor Fate
Then for the sake of all worlds, I will continue to seek a better way.
~ Doctor Fate in the animated series.
We all exist for a purpose! Mine is to guard men from an unknown evil!
~ Doctor Fate

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Trivia

  • He is similar to Doctor Strange from the Marvel comics and universe.
  • He has been credited as being one of the top twelve most powerful heroes in the universe.

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