Helmet of Fate, cape
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Dr. Fate wears a golden bell-shaped helmet with a dorsal fin and two slanted eye holes. He wears a tight blue suit with a yellow cape, belt, shorts, gloves, and boots. An amulet is strung around his neck.
In-game, Dr. Fate is able to fly and fire magic, either in blasts or beams which can destroy golden objects.
A variant of Robin called "Helmet Suit" is only playable at the end of the level "The Lantern Menace" where it does not unlock Fate's magic power, but protects Robin from mind control.
Kent Nelson's father is killed by a booby trap when they enter the sacred tomb of a god named Nabu. Nabu's spirit takes pity on the child and raises him as his own, to become a sorcerer which could protect humanity as Nabu once had. When Kent is old enough to leave, Nabu gifts him with a helmet and amulet which will transform him into Doctor Fate when he wishes to summon the power of Nabu and increase his magical abilities exponentially. This, however, causes Kent to become possessed by the spirit. As Doctor Fate, Kent is a founding member of the original Justice Society of America, though he retires near the end of World War II. Kent and his wife Inza appear elderly, but Fate's power has granted them extended lifespans which allow them to live to the present day, where Doctor Fate occasionally comes out of retirement to assist the Justice League. Eventually the strain of being Nabu's host becomes too much for Kent and the magic keeping him alive falters, causing both Kent and Inza to pass away. The Helmet of Fate remains a relic of power which both good and evil forces have set their sights on, causing several other heroes to take up the Doctor Fate mantle and many villains to try and usurp Nabu's power.
In the video games
The Helmet of Fate is discovered and then eaten by Killer Croc in the Gotham City sewers. He later spits it up and, unrecognized as a powerful relic, is donned by Robin. It protects him from Brainiac's mind control while the other Justice League and Legion of Doom members are helpless, allowing him to rescue Batman, Wonder Woman, and Solomon Grundy from annihilation before they attack and defeat Brainiac.