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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (Episodes): Denial, Homefront, Revelation, Humanity, Misplaced, Agendas, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance, Happy New Year, Salvage, War, Complications, Intervention, Endgame, Princes All, Private Security, Evolution, Odnu!, Nomed Esir!, Teg Ydaer!, Og Htrof Dna Reuqnoc!, Kaerb Ym Traeh!, Ebb Tide, Leviathan Wakes, Odyssey of Death!, and Rescue and Search
Appearances (Comics): Ominous Tidings and Yesterday's Children: Memory Six
Voiced By: Not Applicable
In 1800 BCE, Nabu perished during a battle against Starro's army in Babylonia. The Lords of Order bonded Nabu's soul in his helmet and created the Helmet of Fate in an effort to create a new Lord of Order to reside on Earth, Dr. Fate. It is considered the most powerful mystical artifact by everyone in the magical community. The Helmet of Fate passed hands from host to host. It came into the possession of Kent Nelson and he became Dr. Fate, serving with the Justice Society of America. In 1945, Nelson retired and he hid the Helmet away in the Tower of Fate. 65 years later, Klarion attempted to steal it for himself and cause chaos on Earth. Wally West put it on and Nabu took over, defeating Klarion. Kent Nelson's soul was sucked into the Helmet and he struck a bargain with Nabu. He would stay in the Helmet with Nabu for eternity for releasing West. West took the Helmet and placed it among his souvenirs in the Cave.
On October 1st, the Team was assigned to take down a central control system commanding several Plant Creatures. This meant they would have to face the Injustice League, seven deadly super villains. Aqualad brought along the Helmet of Fate, as a contingency plan. In battle, he was forced to use it and became Dr. Fate. Kent Nelson managed to convince Nabu to release Aqualad and the Helmet was removed. On November 5th, Zatanna used the Helmet of Fate to change into Dr. Fate and help defeat Klarion. Nabu refused to remove the Helmet until Zatara gave his word he would take Zatanna's place and the Helmet changed hands. At some point after, Nabu and Zatanna came to an agreement and for one hour each year, the Helmet would be removed so she and Zatara could see each other. On August 1st, Team Year Eight, Dr. Fate teleported to the meeting place in Grant Park and removed the Helmet. After one hour, Zatara put it back on. On May 14th, 05:21 EDT Team Year Ten, Dr. Fate was punched by Child's familiar Flaw. The punch was strong enough to leave a permanent crack on the right side of the helmet's face plate. Dr. Fate was unable to repair it with magic.
On May 15th, Team Year Ten, a new agreement was struck. Zatara, Zatanna, Thirteen, and Khalid Nassour would all be hosts for Dr. Fate for one week then rotate to the next host. Mary Bromfield was not invited to be a host because Zatanna felt she needed more training. Nassour volunteered to wear the Helmet first so father and daughter could have time together to catch up. On August 27th, 20:30 EDT, Zatanna began her rotation as host and put on the Helmet. As of November 9th, Thirteen was the current host.