Your favourite Fate

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Who's your favourite Fate?

  1. Kent Nelson

  2. Eric & Linda Strauss

  3. Inza Nelson

  4. Jared Stevens

  5. Hector Hall

  6. Nabu

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  1. Harlekin Business

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    It's time ladies and gents for you, yes, I mean YOU, to decide who your favourite bearer of the Fate mantle is. Introducing our contestants:

    - Kent Nelson: Wielder of the power of Fate for a good forty years before he got killed in an attempt to bring along a new Fate, a hipper Fate, one written by JLI-scribe J.M. DeMatteis.
    - Eric & Linda Strauss: The black sheep of the Fate mantle to some, this crazy couple of mother and aged stepchild were able to hold onto their mantle for all of two years, before paving the way for the return of:
    - Kent and Inza Nelson: The proactive Fate that took her destiny and power in her own hands and went power-crazy. Of course, since retro only sticks around for a little while, Kent and Inza were killed (again) to make way for the new, grimmier, grittier:
    - Jared Stevens: Dropping the doctor and being a simple treasure-hunter, this Fate took no gruff from anyone and was a smoking ankh-throwing piece of badassity in a way that only the 90s could give it to you. So what do you do when the millenium starts to get close? Bring in:
    - Hector Hall: Former Infinitor going by the name of Silver Scarab. Former superhero of the Dreaming going by the name of Sandman. A reborn Hector Hall became a reborn Dr. Fate and was able to stay on the road for a good eight years, before finally the big daddy came calling:
    - Nabu: Creator of the Fate mantle, Nabu finally decided to go at it alone, dropping the need for host body in order to defend the universe against the awesome might of the Spectre. Not surprisingly, Nabu lasted for all about 5 issues.

    Who the next Dr. Fate will be? No clue, but right here, right now, you decide who your favourite Fate is!
     
  2. XFanTim Two-Time DTL Champion

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    I'll give it to Kent Nelson. The original and the best. :up:
     
  3. Red King Littlefinger

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    Nelson. He had seemed to have the best inner conflict with Nabu. And the best origin.
     
  4. Harlekin Business

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    I'm giving it to Hector Hall myself. As a fan of his earlier incarnations, him ending up as Fate was great, especially in the way in which it was done. It just felt right to have him wear the mantle, although I will express some fondness for Kent Nelson, who held the mantle for a good 40 years, and his conflict with Nabu was heavier more thanks to the loss of Kent's father.
     
  5. TheFalcon Registered

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    Hector Hall is my favourite Dr. Fate.
     
  6. Tropico Crusty, ol' curmudgeon.

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    Kent Nelson. Just like the others have said, the conflict with Nabu was great. Although we saw Hector have some of the same conflict maybe it seems forced because of the short time in which it happened. It also says a lot about Kent's mastery of magic that for a while he went without the Fate helmet and still had invulnerability, flight and super-strength.:up:
     
  7. Harlekin Business

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    Nabu's conflict with Hector was always different than that of Kent's with Nabu. Nabu was the one who killed his father, took over Kent's body when they became Fate, and also actually animated his dead body for some time. The conflict between Hec and Nabu revolved around Hec's wife Lyta and the fact that Hector was heralded as the one with the potential to be the most powerful Fate, something he didn't always live up too.
     
  8. Tropico Crusty, ol' curmudgeon.

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    Both of them were influenced by the helmet when they wore it, Hector just had more control. Kent's loss of control grew and that's why he stopped wearing the helmet. Hector reached a different solution than Kent, but still came to a point where he had to do something about Nabu. I see those as similarites.
     
  9. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Hector's my favorite. I never really read much with Kent, but I liked Hector's angle as a child of both Chaos and Order rather than just a Lord of Order in the body of a man. I think Hector's time was cut way, way too short, though. Johns introduced him with a big fanfare in the first JSA arc, then he basically faded into the background for all but a couple of arcs, then he died.

    I'm curious to see who the next Fate will be, though. Hopefully they won't make it some stupid kid. I'm pretty sick of kids taking over established superhero identities.
     
  10. Harlekin Business

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    I'll definitely give you that one. I was mostly intent on showing their differences in their relationship to the Fate mantle, than their similarities to be honest. :o I'm also very interested in the new Fate, and I'll be pissed if its a teen or a kid.
     
  11. PaleRider Registered

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    tough choice between Nelson and Hall. Had to go with Hall though. But it was tough.
     
  12. The Batman The Dark Knight

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    Kent's the best. The pretenders are inferior

    just my opinion, of course
     
  13. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    Hector Hall for me, not really read any Kent Nelson apart from flashback stuff and he never seems that interesting.

    Though I'm not a huge knowledge of the Fates. DC always seems to kind of ignore them.
     
  14. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I liked what little I saw of Kent, especially in the Hourman series, when he was trying to help Rex Tyler figure out what was going on with a weird string of blackouts he was having.
     
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    Jared. Because I appreciate the comedic value of the character. He got killed with Nabu's Knife, if I remember. Lightweight.
     
  16. Harlekin Business

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    Hec and Kent are closely matched with no votes as of yet for Inza, Eric or Linda. I was wondering when somebody would finally vote for Jared Stevens. I think he had potential, although he did get killed in kind of a lame way (like rigel said).
     
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    Yeah, I never read much Dr. Fate but I always thought the character was cool. I voted for Jared simply because I really liked the look of his character (the whole ankh-eye thing). He was 90's-wannabe-Image-cliche to the max, but hell, I loved the 90's.
     
  18. Anubis Sup?

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    Nelson I guess, but Hector never had the time to really develop. It's a damn shame really.
     
  19. Harlekin Business

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    Well, it certainly remains a battle that is closely tied. I hadn't really expected any votes for the other Fates, since hardly anyone is actually familiar with them. Heck, even the two votes for Jared surprised me.
     
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    Jared definatley he was such a badass
     
  21. Harlekin Business

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    Wow, three votes for Jared. Some people actually dug the 90's Fate. :D
     
  22. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    hector hall. he was growing on me,iw ish he was in the JSA, that wouldve been an awesome roster.
     
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  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I wish Hector and Rick Tyler would come back to the JSA. They need a Fate and an Hourman. It doesn't feel right without them.
     
  25. Hellstormer Side-Kick

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    They're bringing back the android Hourman eventually :D and don't forget Detective Chimp tosses the helmet for the next Fate.
     

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