Device or Vehicle

Helmet of Fate

Helmet of Nabu

Nick Name
Creator or Inventor
Owner or Possessor

Kent Nelson

Eric & Linda Strauss

Inza Cramer Nelson

Hector Saunders Hall

Detective Chimp

Function or Uses
Mystical helmet containing the spirit of the ancient Egyptian sorcerer Nabu, used by mortal hosts to conquer magic spells.
Special Properties

Nabu occasionally compels the actions of Dr. Fate and whispers mystic spells into their ears. Donning the Helmet of Nabu triggers a spell cladding the wearer in the other raiments of Dr. Fate.

Regularly Appearing

All-Star Comics

Dr. Fate Vol. 1, 2 & 3


More Fun Comics

First Appearance
More Fun Comics #55 (May, 1940)
Gardner Fox & Howard Sherman

Nabu, the God of Order, took corporeal form and established himself as a great and wise sorcerer in the courts of several dynasties of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Whether his physical body expired due to an ailment or by choice, Nabu was entombed within the sands of the Valley of Ur in Mesopotamia. Millennium later Nabu's body was found by archaeologist Sven Nelson and his young son Kent. Upon opening the sarcophagus, Kent released poison gas which immediately killed his father.

Nabu, a mystical Lord of Order originally from the planet Cilia, took pity on the boy and used his magic to block the grief from the young boy's mind. Over the intervening months, Nabu schooled the boy in the ways of mysticism, teaching him to cast spells and fly. During this time, Kent aged years instead of weeks and had grown to adulthood by late summer.

Kent had grown fond of Nabu, but the Lord of Order required one last act, his own death. Hesitant, Nabu removed the inhibitions he had placed on his student's grief. Enraged by his father's death, Kent slew the old wizard. His body destroyed, Nabu revealed his true nature: an energy being, a millennia-old Lord of Order. Presenting Kent with two gifts: the Amulet of Anubis and the Helmet of Fate.