Name: Inza Nelson (Maiden name Cramer)
Weight: 115 pounds
Family: Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate I (husband)
Residence: New Salem
Occupation: Former College Student & Amateur Archaeologist
Joined JSA: Unofficial member during Zero Hour with husband Kent Nelson as Dr. Fate
Group Affiliation: JSA
1st Appearance (As Inza Cramer): More Fun Comics#55
1st Appearance (As Dr.Fate): Doctor Fate #25
Current Status: Inza Nelson currently resides in another Universe that is located in the Amulet of Anubis. The weilder of the amulet is Hector Hall, the current Dr. Fate (IV).
In 1940, Inza Cramer was a student of Columbia University who visited Egypt.
She was captured by Wotan, but rescued by Doctor Fate. She and Fate became
romantically involved, and Fate revealed his secret identity to her. After
World War II Kent and Inza married and she took up residence in Fate's tower
in Salem. During the modern heroic age, Inza would become jealous of Doctor
Fate as she would lose her husband to him for unknown amounts of time. She
feared she would never see Kent again whenever he donned the Helmet of Nabu.
However, after she, Kent, and Nabu joined together to become Fate (Flash v1
#305-313), she came to realize what it meant to be Doctor Fate.
When the Kali Yuga came, Inza lost her immortality and committed suicide, but
Nabu captured her spirit and placed her in the Amulet of Anubis. There, she
and Kent lived in what they believed to be the afterlife, and even had a son.
However, when Jack C. Small and Petey came looking for the original Doctor
Fate, their time in heaven was over. Nabu gave Kent and Inza one final gift
and brought them back to Earth. Their new bodies were youthful and they were
both ready to become Doctor Fate again. Originally the Lords of Order meant
for Doctor Fate to be man and woman, and sent Nabu to find a female and male
host for Doctor Fate, but Nabu craved power and control. However, a Lord of
Chaos intercepted the melding between Inza & Kent and only allowed Inza to
become Fate. (Doctor Fate v2 #25)
Inza became a hero of the people, solving everyday problems as well as facing
the usual superheroic menaces. She made her identity as Doctor Fate public
and eventually the U.S. Senate called her up. Angered at their comments, she
turned all of them into frogs, but later reversed this. Eventually the Lord
of Chaos who gave Inza her powers appeared and told her the truth. She soon
realized that although her powers once came from the Lord of Chaos, they were
now coming from the people of Earth. Thus Kent and herself could merge to
become the one true Doctor Fate. (See Dr. Fate I)
Powers: The Inza version of Doctor Fate could perform almost any feat from bringing back the dead to turning a whole room of politicians into frogs. Inza originally received her power from a Lord of Chaos but later joined with Kent Nelson to become the one true fate. The merging between Kent and Inza allowed them receive their power from a different source. This source was every sentient being on Earth, the power of the human spirit allowed this Dr.Fate to revival the golden age version. However in recent events in Fate, it appears that Nabu was controlling them when they merged to become Dr.Fate. When Inza was Dr.Fate the helmet looked more feminine because of the new host. However when Inza and Kent merge to become Dr.Fate, all they needed to do was touch to become one of the most powerful entities on earth. Inza Nelson is immortal and had the powers to leave the tower of Salem at any given time.
Limitations: Without the helmet, Inza Nelson in an ordinary mortal. Without a mortal host, Fate cannot visit the earthly plane. However the Inza/Kent Dr.Fate needed each others presence to become the being Doctor Fate.
- Ability to summon & use large amounts of magic to perform almost any feat such as shields, teleportation, increasing size etc.
- Ability to create objects
- Ability to summon creatures or banish creatures
- Ability to enter the afterlife and help the soul return to the living
- Ability to transform people into different creatures
- Ability to fix simple street lights (Well it's true)
- Super Strength
- Almost invulnerable
- Ancient Egyptian Gods
- Extant - Zero Hour #3
- Lords of Chaos
- Shatru - Dr. Fate #25