|“||Bruce Wayne of Earth, Kal-El of Krypton, your battles echo across the universe. Your war has had consequences neither of you could foresee. The chaos you spread is a cancer upon the cosmos, only Brainiac can establish order.||„|
|~ Dr. Fate challenging Batman and Superman.|
|“||What comes next, mere mortals cannot stop.||„|
|~ Doctor Fate.|
Dr. Fate, real name Kent Nelson, is a twisted alternate version of the heroic main-universe Dr. Fate and an anti-villain in Injustice 2.
Like most incarnations of the DC hero, he is made up of two individuals, a human host, namely Kent Nelson, and the god Nabu. Unlike previous incarnations of Dr. Fate who are wise and just, this version is bitter, cynical and has utterly lost faith in humanity and the other heroes, as have the Lords of Fate, though his mortal host Kent Nelson tries to fight back.
He is voiced by David Sobolov, who also voiced Shockwave in Transformers Prime, Blitzwing in Bumblebee, The Annihilator in Mighty Med, Gorilla Grodd in The Flash, Volibear in League of Legends, Lobo in Young Justice, Dale Deseeko in The Regular Show, and Ripa 'Moramee in Halo Wars.
Kent Nelson was a member of the Justice Society and the husband of Inza Cramer (the original Doctor Fate) but died during the destruction of Metropolis, thus Kent accepting the Helmet of Nabu as the new Doctor Fate.
Doctor Fate stands along with Zatanna by Bruce and Alfred when Wayne asks him if the Tower gets cell phone reception when he sees his phone vibrating on his utility belt. The doctor cryptically responds "We are in all places and in none." before departing. Stands close to Zatanna as she holds Connor Queen in her arms in the Tower of Fate during the closing hours of the war between the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps.
Later, arrives on the battlefield sometime after the war's conclusion, flying into the crater where Black Canary's body lays. Removing the Helmet of Nabu, Kent Nelson gazes on the helm for a moment before looking at Dinah's blood soaked body. Kent then darkly declares, "Fuck fate."
Sometime later, Doctor Fate manages to revive Dinah and take her and her son Connor to a different universe, one where another Dinah died and left the still living Oliver Queen a widower. When Dinah awakens in Oliver's cabin, Kent explains her whereabouts and reveals that while she was fated to die, "I...intervened." Kent then explains to a shocked Dinah when she sees the Oliver Queen of this universe that while he knows the two have never met and that he cannot guarantee them happiness, he can give them each other.
When Dinah tries to protest, reminding Fate of Superman's threat to their world, Kent replies, "I won't take you back there. I have already broken too many rules. And you have sacrificed enough." With a smile to Dinah and her child in her arms, Doctor Fate tells the baby, "Goodbye, Connor Lance-Queen. I hope you have a wonderful life."
With that, Kent Nelson takes his leave and returns to his universe.
Doctor Fate calls to Zatanna, alerting her that something is approaching the Tower of Fate. After Zatanna expresses her shock, Fate tells her, "Be ready--it's here." as he rises into the air, hands glowing with blue light as he prepares his spells, the glow spreading to cover his body. Zatanna opens the doors of the tower, revealing John Constantine and a young girl standing out in oblivion.
silent as Constantine explains to him and Zatanna his connection with the girl, his daughter Rose Constantine, as well as asks for them to watch over her for him before informing them that something was watching him and his daughter in Liverpool. Doctor Fate confirms with Constantine, stating, "Something has shifted. I can feel it even inside these walls."
When Constantine asks if he knows what it is, Fate replies, "I know not. But I fear a great malevolence has risen to aid Superman." Doctor Fate then warns Constantine, "I sense we are on the path to much pain and suffering." though the cryptic nature of the doctor's words only annoy Constantine. Fate says nothing more as Zatanna then teleports Constantine to Detective Chimp's location.
teleports to one of the lower levels of his Tower to find Rose Constantine witnessing Harley Quinn, Alfred Pennyworth and Zatanna's efforts to save Detective Chimp. Chiding the child, he bids her to follow him back up when Harley Quinn calls for his help, emphasizing the doctor part of his name. Fate admits, "I...I'm not that kind of doctor."
An annoyed Harley demands to know what kind of doctor he is and Fate replies, "It's complicated." Harley demands that he help if he can, and Fate takes a single long glance at the wounded Detective Chimp before looking away and proclaiming, "No. I'm sorry. Even my abilities are no use here. He is too far gone."
Soon, Harley Quinn orders him out after comforting Rose that Chimp will be fine, going so far to call him "Mister" Fate in response to his admission. Fate then leads Rose out. Sometime later, as Fate continues to guide Rose back up to the higher portion of the Tower, John Constantine rushes after them, shocked to see his daughter in the lower levels.
Fate listens as Rose tells John about Chimp, but adds when Rose tells Constantine that Harley Quinn assured her that Chimp would be okay, "He won't be. He is not long for--" Constantine cuts him off, agreeing with Harley. Fate is silent as Constantine asks Klarion the Witch Boy to help Harley and the others save Chimp and the Doctor witnesses Rose pull a coin from behind Constantine's ear.
After John sends her back upstairs, Doctor Fate declares, "She pulled that coin from behind your ear." Constantine agrees but Fate clarifies that it was no sleight-of-hand. "That coin did not exist in this tower before that moment in time."
Doctor Fate muses over how Rose summoned the coin, wondering if she pulled it through the very fabric of time and space itself or if she willed it into existence. An enraged Constantine slams Fate against a wall, ordering him to drop the subject while saying Rose is only a little girl and nothing else. Batman suddenly arrives and Constantine departs with him, leaving Doctor Fate to watch them go before turning away as well.
Fate first appears in Green Arrow and Black Canary's chapter, where he warns that a great darkness is coming and he doubts he can stop it. He also tells them that Gorilla Grodd (Whom Arrow and Canary had come to confront) is but a pawn of a greater master and that a new order is coming, one that Fate has foreseen. He orders both heroes to come with him while they still have a chance. The married heroes, however, refuse, claiming their loyalty to Batman. Fate tells them that everyone and everything they know will die and that they will come with him, even if he must resort to force.
Either Arrow or Canary defeats him and removes his helmet, putting Kent in control again. Kent explains that he has lost control of Nabu and that he must implore The Lords of Order to aid humanity. When Arrow and Canary ask Kent what is going on, Kent reveals that the Lord's magic prevents him from saying more because he has changed fate too many times and that Earth's fate is no longer clear. Kent dons the helmet again, and Fate explains that mere mortals cannot stop the threat and that Earth's fate is in the Gods hands. He then teleports away.
Kent is seen wandering the streets of a ruined Metropolis and sees buildings being absorbed by Brainiac's ship a dying woman begging for help. He tries to help her, but Nabu orders him to stop, causing the woman to die. Distraught, Kent asks why he can't stop this, why won't Nabu let Kent fight back, and how could there be order if Brainiac wins. Nabu tells Kent that humanity breeds chaos and that Brainiac has order.
Later, as Batman and Superman storm Brainiac's ship, Fate appears to them and accuses both of them of bringing chaos to the universe and that Brainiac will correct their mistakes. Either Batman or Superman can fight Fate and in the end, Superman crushes Nabu's helmet, destroying the god and freeing Kent from the Lords of Order. Kent implores Batman and Superman to work together to defeat Brainiac or else the Lords of Order will impose order themselves. Before he can finish his warning though, Brainiac kills Dr. Fate by killing him with one of his tentacles before absorbing him into the ship.
|“||The Lords of Order believed Earth couldn't be saved. That only Brainiac's evil could restore Order. I knew refusing the Lords' Fate would anger them, and that they'd try to destroy me. Anyone else would have nowhere to run. Fortunately, I still have friends in low places. The House of Mystery guards the Helm. Zatanna and Constantine's spells conceal me from the Lords. But it was John's daughter, Rose, who gave me the greatest gift of all. My wife, Inza, returned to life and in my arms again! For the first time since taking up the Helm, I don't know what tomorrow will bring. And that is... perfect.||„|
- Doctor Fate appears in Zatanna's classic battle ending.
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