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In 2030 B.C., the Egyptian deity Anubis rewarded his most devoted follower, the mad priest Khalis, with a gift, the Amulet of Anubis, holding part of the god's own power. In the following years, Khalis used the Amulet to take mental control of a legion of Nubian slaves and

The Amulet of Anubis was one of the magical items used by Doctor Fate.

History

In 2030 B.C., the Egyptian deity Anubis rewarded his most devoted follower, the mad priest Khalis, with a gift, the Amulet of Anubis, holding part of the god's own power. In the following years, Khalis used the Amulet to take mental control of a legion of Nubian slaves and made them build "the mightiest of pyramids" to honor Anubis.

However, when Nabu the Wise, a Lord of Order in human form who served various Egyptian Pharaohs, discovered the actions of Khalis, he was not pleased. With a wave of his arm, Nabu freed the slaves from the priest's spell and let them have their revenge on Khalis. As Khalis was buried, Nabu took the Amulet as his own.[1]

In the 1940s, Nabu transformed Kent Nelson into his champion Doctor Fate, The Amulet has been part of the arsenal of this Fate and all his successors ever since.[2]

After the death of Kent Nelson and his wife, Inza, their souls remained trapped in the amulet.[3]

Powers

The circular device that adorns the livery collar worn around Doctor Fate's chest and shoulders is the Amulet of Anubis, which gives anyone who wears it vast magical abilities:

  • Pocket Universe: The amulet contains a pocket universe separate from the normal universe.
    • House of Souls: The amulet has also been shown to house the souls of many who have worn the vestments of Fate.[3]
  • Eldritch Blast: Create a mystic beam.[4]
  • Obscure: Render the user undetectable to magical detection.[1]
  • Divine Empowerment: The amulet can enhance the user's sorcery.[1]
  • Protection Spells: The amulet also contains a level of protection on it, disallowing others from stealing the artifact while used by Doctor Fate.[5]
  • Telepathic Resistance: The Amulet protects the wearer from spiritual/mental intrusions.[1]

Notes

  • Once Child, when impersoniting the Cutter claimed that Cutter was the original creator of the Amulet, but it could be a lie.[6]
  • In the fourth Doctor Fate series, the Amulet of Anubis is instead referred to as Thoth's Amulet and was considered to be an artifact created by Thoth himself.


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