Dr. Kent Nelson is a physician who came across the helmet of Nabu and became Doctor Fate.

The New Dr. Fate

After retiring as Dr. Fate at some point Kent Nelson returned to being Dr. Fate after meeting his grandnephew Khalid Nassour who was the current Dr. Fate. Together they would use the power of Nabu to fight an ancient Egyptian monster.

DC Rebirth

Fate at some point appeared to Ted Kord to warn him of the power of the Blue Beetle's Scarab telling that he sensed great magic emanating from it. However it was revealed that the spirit Nabu was taking the form of Kent and while the real one was trapped in the tower of fate. Kent would later regain control of his body to aid Blue Beetle and Ted Kord.

Justice Society

Kent used to be the member of the Justice Society of America, but this was prevented from ever happening by Dr. Manhattan's interference. Manhattan later attempted to fix the timeline and reality but failed, as they merely re-adjusted into a new version. Fate returned to being a member of the Justice Society when Wally West, having gained the powers of Dr. Manhattan and acquiring the Mobius Chair, attempted to fix time by merging the various timelines.[1][2][3]



  • Occultism: Because of the time he has spent as Doctor Fate, Kent has learnt a great deal about the different aspects of magic and how they work.


  • As Doctor Fate, Kent was considered the strongest of the "Sorcerer" classification, magic users who used enchanted objects to mitigate the cost of certain magics and spells and focus their magics through them.[8]



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