Doctor Fate’s History With Nabu EXPLAINED! (2023)


Who is Doctor Fate in Black Adam? You may have some questions about Pierce Brosnan’s character after seeing this movie, and storylines from DC Comics have the answers! Thanks to Thrive Market for sponsoring today’s video! Go to to get a FREE $60 gift when you join Thrive Market today!

Who is Nabu, the powerful Elder God who gives Doctor Fate his powers? What is Doctor Fate’s origin story? How could he return to the DCEU? Whitney Van Laningham dives deep into comic lore, explains Doctor Fate’s character history, and theorizes about his future role in the DCEU.

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Welcome back to New rockstars I'm, Whitney van laningham, and as of filming, the early reviews for Dwayne's hierarchy, shaking passion project are all saying that Pierce Brosnan as Dr Fate is the highlight of the film.

So today, I want to break down both Kent Nelson's and naboo's comic history and speculate on what the introduction of Dr Fate means for the future of the dceu, thanks to thrive market for sponsoring this video more on them in just a minute.

Before we start this, video is mostly spoiler free for Black Adam towards the very end.

I'll include a spoiler warning so that you can dip out if you haven't seen it yet.

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Now, let's get into fate.

Dr Fate first appeared in more fun, Comics number 55 in 1940, just two years after Superman's, comic debut and one year before Batman, making this character one of the OG Heroes of DC, and although it features a lot of similarities with Marvel's doctor strange and Moon Knight actually predates Steven by about 20 years and marked by 35.

Dr Fate is a bit like Shazam in the sense that he's the Avatar of a mortal who can magically Suit Up by being a conduit to divine power.

The major difference is that when The Mortals put on the Helm of Fate, they're, essentially puppets to a Godly Lord of order, Naboo no relation to padme's Homeworld.

This dude is from the ancient Planet cilia, despite being on team good guy Naboo is a bit of an a-hole and doesn't exactly care about the well-being and desires of his hosts.

Just stopping agents of chaos, the longer a person serves Dr Fate, the more of their personal past becomes a hazy memory, because nemu's powers are tied to the Helm of Fate.

There have been several hosts who have become Dr Fate, sometimes even with multiple hosts fusing into one being, sometimes it's a stepson with a stepmother, but that's a Freudian not to entangle.

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When you join Thrive market today, the most prominent Dr Fate host and the one Brosnan plays in Black Adam is Kent Nelson in more fun, Comics number 67.

We get Nelson's origin story and this story set in 1920 we meet a young Kent.

The Swedish American son of an archaeologist named Sven Nelson Savannah is basically an ancient aliens truther.

He believes that there's no way man could have built the pyramids alone and decides to venture to Egypt with his son to unearth the truth.

He brings Kent, along with him, to explore an underground pyramid.

The two find evidence of an alien language written on the walls of the Tomb Kent, being a kid wanders off to explore, while his dad does boring, Indiana Jones steps and stumbles upon an ancient Immortal being known as Naboo Naboo and sorcel's Kent's mind and influences him to pull a lever that releases, the god, along with a poisonous gas that kills Sven Naboo is like yeesh.

Sorry about that kid.

How about I teach you the secrets of the universe to cheer you up.

Kent takes him up on it and with naboo's tutelage, he becomes Dr Fate after receiving Divine empowerment.

Fate's powers are nearly Limitless due to the helmet of Fate The Amulet of Anubis and the cloak of Destiny.

In addition to the usual lineup of superhuman strength, levitation electrokinesis, illusion, casting and invulnerability he's also able to convert energy into matter and matter into energy.

He can telepathically influence any being or object phase through walls, astral project and perform a number of occult rituals and spells fate is one one of the most powerful Sorcerers in the universe and although he most often uses his powers for good, he sometimes struggles to accept his abilities as both a gift and a curse.

Even without naboo's power, Kent becomes a masterful sorcerer on his own to tap it off.

This dude is also a doctor, an archaeologist, a martial artist and can speak multiple languages.

Okay, show off I'm, pretty sure.

That's the exact career, my mom hoped I'd have before I disappointed her by becoming a comedian, but it also gets access to a secret base.

The Tower of Fate, an invisibility cloaked Tower in Salem Massachusetts that houses numerous magical artifacts of power as Ken adventured through the comics naboo's voice, guided fate as he fought on behalf of the Lords of order against the Lords of chaos.

While traveling through Alexandria Kent meets a young woman named inza, the two fall in love.

Together, they fought Supernatural entities in more fun, Comics, defeating a gallery of villains, beginning with an evil.

Sorcerer called Wilton in their first issue, a cool 30 issues later saving the world with his dope girlfriend all the time just wasn't enough, so he enrolled in medical school during World, War, One, Dr Fate and several other Heroes, including Adam The Flash, Specter, Green, Lantern, Hawkman Sandman and our man were persuaded by President Roosevelt to form the Justice Society of America after Adam saved his life.

Fate inspector also managed to close a portal to the demon realm during this time, defeating the elder god koth shukoff, the god of wrath's powers at one point in the early 40s to curb naboo's invasive control over his body, Kent made himself a half helmet replica of the Helm of fate and instead drew his powers from The Amulet of Anubis and the cloak of Destiny back in 2030 BC Anubis granted Kelis an evil priest, his most prized artifact, and he used it to enslave the people of Egypt.

For many years.

Thankfully, Naboo thought that this was so.

He confiscated The, Amulet and turned kalis into a mummy.

One of the cooler aspects of this particular artifact is that it has its own pocket Universe.

It's also revealed later to trap The Souls of Fallen Dr Fate hosts in 1942's All-Star Squadron number 23 Kent went back to wearing the helm estate to revert to his full power in an attempt to find his missing JSA teammate Specter, not long after the Helm of Fate, was lost when it and the evil priest kulak were thrown into Infinite Dimensions between this point and the 60s Kent would use his half-helmed Persona sparingly, eventually retiring from crime.

Fighting at some point.

During this period, Kent was reunited with the Helm of Fate off page and was wearing it again when DC dusted.

Him offers in publication return to 1963's Justice League of America number 21.

in the 80s Ken's relationship with Naboo interfered with his marriage to inza and naboo's enemies.

The Lords of chaos would use this to their advantage to manipulate enza into breaking Kent's heart in a bid to retain his power to build and boob an event to retain his power.

Naboo absorbed inza into the Dr Fate Persona, against her wishes.

This was the first of many fusions we'd, see of Dr Fate Kent would go on to team up with the Justice League for a spell until 87, when a four issue solo run would turn the Helm of Fate over to Eric and Linda Strauss.

The aforementioned loyal son and the mom who stepped up in this Arc a war between the higher beings of ordering chaos, entered a stage known as Kali Yuga Yuga aka.

The final age of man had the Lords of order pull out from battling the Lords of Chaos, in the hopes that chaos would destroy itself, an order could create a golden age.

In its way, this stream the magic keeping Kent and enza Youthful and Enzo began to rapidly age inza died and before Kent was allowed to die himself Naboo had him seek out a new host for Dr Fate Kent and enza lived their entire afterlife within the Amulet of Anubis until the 90s, when Naboo decided to resurrect them into younger bodies, Enzo would be the primary doctor fate persona for a stint before the writers, reverted them back into a fused Persona in 97, and it ends as Dr Fate died to make way for fate hold the doctor.

The spitting image of comics in the 90s Fate's run was brief.

However, fast forwarding past DC's retconning of their Multiverse, because Comics the modern version of Kent Nelson, is now alive and well and shares the title and powers of Naboo with his great nephew Khalid nassor Khalid is the primary host of Dr Fate, but his mentor Kent's extensive past with Naboo, allows for him to tap into a portion and abu's power, which brings me to the DCU here's your spoiler warning, y'all click out now, if you haven't seen seen Black Adam for those of you that are staying, here's the deal, I won't get a chance to see Black Adam until tonight, so I'm, unfortunately, only working off trailers, promo footage interviews and prayers.

That said, I'm pretty sure that I've got enough details to start theorizing.

So I've heard that despite his commanding performance, it gave Pierce Brosnan the old Ben Kenobi treatment in this film for all the Fate fans out there I, don't think that this will be the last we see of fate or even Ken Nelson.

However, though this is probably the last time we'll be seeing Nelson as a living breathing person I'd.

Imagine that if the dceu wants to keep the title of Dr Fate around for the next era of films, they'll start transitioning to another holder of the Doctor Fate title personally, my vote is for the DC amu's original character.

Steel Maxim.

This himbo is the perfect contrast to the self-serious, Naboo and I think be an interesting Dynamic to explore further I'm joking, although I do love steel, Maxim stripper Fates, more Harley, Quinn, animated series material, we're probably going to get a version of khalidnosaurs the next fate.

As the younger Dr Fate, we could see khalid's struggle with naboo's manipulations, more prominently as he doesn't have years of training and experience.

Kent has through either the Amulet of Anubis or the helmet fade itself.

Kent can still play a mentor role to Khalid as a ghostly psychic presence and, as we've seen, death really hasn't stopped.

Naboo from resurrecting Kent I've also seen some speculation that Adriana's son Eamon might take on khalid's story for the film franchise, though personally I think that DC should stick to the source material and go with caledosaur, because if you're going off book, you already know my vote.

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What is the difference between Dr. Fate and Nabu? ›

Doctor Fate is a Lord of Order and a superhero. He comes to life when a living host dons the Helmet of Fate, thus becoming possessed by the denizen soul of Nabu. Because of this, Doctor Fate is often synecdochally referred to as Nabu.

Why is Nabu stuck in the helmet? ›

The Helmet of Fate was forged around the second millennium BCE by the Lords of Order, who fused Nabu's spirit with his helmet after he perished in battle to create a new Lord of Order on Earth.

Is Vandal Savage the father of Nabu? ›

A flashback in the third season episode "Evolution" featured a new origin for the character, revealing that Nabu was originally the son of Vandal Savage (who was known by the name "Marduk" during the ancient Babylonia time period).

Does Nabu control whoever wears the helmet? ›

House of Nabu's Soul: The Helmet of Nabu originally housed Nabu's spirit and allowed him to possess the current wearer; later, however, he was restricted to simply advising the wearer, unable to possess them.

Does Nabu ever wake up? ›

Nabu is not considered to be dead. Morgana states that she will watch over Nabu when he wakes up. Nabu is seen in the Magical Adventure which came after Season 4, although it is not known precisely on which part of the timeline of the Winx Club history do the events of the film occur.

Who is the strongest variant of Dr. Fate? ›

Hector is stated to potentially be the most powerful incarnations of all incarnations of Doctor Fate before him.

Who killed Nabu DC? ›

Nabu was apparently killed by the Spectre Force. His death ended the ninth age of magic and ushered in the tenth age of magic.

What happens if Dr. Fate takes off his helmet? ›

All of the magical abilities become lost however once the helmet is removed. In the comic books the helmet of Fate sought many wearers and many used the name Dr. Fate. The helmet currently resides with Kent Nelson's great grandnephew Kent V.

Is Klarion the witch boy immortal? ›

It is hinted that he might be immortal. When it comes to fighting, he can cast spells on his foes to transform and neutralize them, or blasting them with energy balls and giant spheres of destruction. However, he remains a small child, who can be physically overpowered with little trouble.

Who killed Vandal Savage? ›

Whilst attempting to flee, Savage was confronted by Hawkman and Hawkgirl, with Hawkman wielding the blade that murdered their first incarnations and the two fought. Hawkman managed to impale Savage with it, only for Savage to be unharmed and turn the blade on him and stabbed him in the heart.

What is the story of Nabu? ›

Nabu was the patron god of scribes, literacy, and wisdom. He was also the inventor of writing, a divine scribe, the patron god of the rational arts, and a god of vegetation. As the god of writing, Nabu inscribed the fates assigned to men and he was equated with the scribe god Ninurta.

Did Zatara become Dr. Fate? ›

When Zatara learned of his daughter's predicament, he volunteered to take her place as the helmet's host - to which it accepted. Zatara became the new Doctor Fate, forced to share his consciousness with the spirit Nabu.

Why does Dr. Fate's helmet have no eyes? ›

But then, once Kent dons the Helmet and becomes Doctor Fate once again, they visually represent that loss of humanity and personality by stripping the most expressive part of one's face away from him: his eyes. I know this seems tedious and even potentially far-fetched. But, film is a visual medium.

Who is Nabu father? ›

Marduk, the father of Nabu, took precedence over him, at least theoretically, in Babylonia.

Is Nabu good or bad? ›

Nabu basically uses humans as puppets, with no regard for their desires or well being, and often destroys their lives and/or gets them killed.

Does Nabu come back to life in season 5? ›

Nabu was the first main protagonist to die. Nabu was seen alive at the Frutti Music Bar in some Season 5 promotional material but this was not the case when the series aired.

How powerful is Nabu Fate? ›

As one of them, Nabu has tremendous physical strength which he can share with his human host. Also, with magic augmenting his power, Doctor Fate's physical strength is considerable, as he can lift objects such as cars and buildings with relative ease.

Did Musa lose her powers in Fate? ›

Musa (Elisha Applebaum), who lost her powers to a scraper in an earlier episode, puts her new fighting skills to use as well to fend off the enemy.

Who is Dr. Fate biggest enemy? ›

Wotan is a mystical supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, first appearing in More Fun Comics #55 (1940). The character often serves as the archenemy of Doctor Fate.

What is Dr. Fate's weakness? ›

Fate's main weakness is that his physical form can be stressed and destroyed. It is also revealed that Dr. Fate was not meant to be either male or female, but both united as one, and that unless this is realized Dr. Fate can never reach his full potential.

Who is the evil version of Doctor Fate? ›

Fate, real name Kent Nelson, is a twisted alternate version of the heroic main-universe Dr. Fate and a supporting character in Injustice 2. Like most incarnations of the DC Comics hero, he is made up of two individuals, a human host, namely Kent Nelson, and the god Nabu.

Did Aisha and Nabu break up? ›

Aisha and Nabu are the only ones to break up unwillingly, due to Nabu's death. Despite being one of, if not, the closest couple out of the main relationships, Aisha and Nabu do face breaking up in the comics.

Could Dr. Fate have beaten Sabbac? ›

"Dr. Fate turned that into a future where he died instead, sacrificed himself so Hawkman could live," Collet-Serra says. "He potentially could have beaten Sabbac. But in that present prophecy, that would have meant that somehow Hawkman would have died.

Can Superman break Dr. Fate's helmet? ›

Fate's helmet. I thought one of superman's weaknesses was magic but yet he's able to break it? He's vulnerable to it, but it's not like kryptonite or anything. It simply affects him like it would affect anyone else.

Is DC Nabu a god? ›

Magic: At the height of his power, Nabu is a potent Lord of Order with near incalculable power, is considered one of the most powerful beings on Earth, and claimed to be the most powerful of all the Lords of Order.

Who is Marvel equivalent to Doctor Fate? ›

5 Doctor Strange / Doctor Fate

In both Marvel and DC, there exist mystical threats alongside more conventional ones, and each universe is protected against such forces by a powerful magician. Marvel has Doctor Strange, and DC has Doctor Fate. Both figures even have a fancy cape to sell the wizard look.

Who is Marvel's version of Dr. Fate? ›

For Marvel, this is the Sorcerer Supreme, a mantle which is most often associated with Stephen Strange, but which has been passed along from time to time. In the DC Universe, the title of Doctor Fate embodies the righteous side of the mystic arts, but that title has moved around a lot over the years.

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