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Khalid Nassour is medical student,[2][1] one of Zatanna's students[3] and one of the four rotating hosts of Doctor Fate following the footsteps of his great uncle Kent Nelson.[4]

History

Early life

Khalid saw his uncle, Kent Nelson, as his hero growing up.[4] Kent took Khalid to see a magic performance by Zatara and Zatanna, and Khalid and Zatanna performed some magic together backstage.[5]

Later, Khalid became one of the Sentinels of Magic studying under Zatanna. He was the last of the three students to join.[3]

Khalid began medical school,[2][1] looking to specialize in emergency medicine.[6]

2020

On February 23, Khalid trained with Zatanna and her other protégés.[7]

 
Manhattan
May 13, 20:20 EDT

Zatanna conducted a training exercise for her students, having them trap a group of Trogowogs she released. The trio succeeded in capturing six, but Zatanna noted that they missed three. After sending the Trogs away, Zatanna critiqued each of her student's performances, noting that Khalid needed to fix the things he bent or broke.

Shortly after, Zatanna and her students all sensed a wave of mystic energy, but had no idea what caused it. Zatanna took her students to a carousel and flew them all on the seats to Harlem to meet a friend. En route, Khalid asked Mary what Zatanna had meant about her being a superhero, and Mary briefly explained her history with the Team. They landed outside the entrance to Madame Xanadu's parlor, and narrowly missed being hit by a school bus. They went inside and ere welcomed by Xanadu. Khalid heard music from outside that wasn't there before, and soon realized they were no longer in Harlem.[3]

 
New Orleans
May 13, 22:43 CDT

After Xanadu explained some of her backstory to the students, she told them she knew about the mystic pulse, and was able to give them the last known location of its cause, and created a portal to send them there.

Zatanna and her students went through the portal, and emerged at Fine Jewelry, and found a body that had been magically dissected and displayed. Klarion arrived shortly after, and attack the group. Zatanna summoned a magic shield, and had her students pool their power into her, but it was insufficient. Mary was able to knock Klarion back briefly, and Khalid attacked Teekl, but Klarion overcame them. He created clones of himself and they began to strangle Zatanna and her students, but a strange sound called Klarion, forcing him to leave before killing the group.[3]

 
Manhattan
May 14, 00:01 EDT

The group recovered after the battle with Klarion. Khalid used his powers to heal their bruised throats. The Stranger appeared and explained that Klarion is facing a battle with another Chaos Lord. Zatanna was incredulous at the suggestion they should help Klarion, thinking that chaos fighting chaos is a good thing. The Stranger sent her to the battle to gain perspective. Khalid and the others wanted to help Zatanna, so the Stranger took them away.[8]

 
London
May 14, 05:12 BST

They arrived in the sanctum sanctorum of Jason Blood. The Stranger convinced Blood to transform into Etrigan. The Stranger then sent Etrigan to the battle.[8]

 
Roanoke Island
May 14, post-00:03 EDT

The Stranger brought the students to the site of the battle, now over. They rescued Zatanna from the water and Khalid healed her injury.[8]

 
Roanoke Island
May 14, 03:20 EDT

Zatanna told the Stranger to take Jason Blood and go on a recruiting tour, before summoning an ankh portal and taking her students through it.[2]

 
Salem
May 14, 03:22 EDT

They arrived in the sitting room of the Tower of Fate. Khalid noticed the portrait of his great aunt Inza Nelson. Doctor Fate arrived with a bolt of lightning and demanded Zatanna and her students leave. Zatanna refused. Fate told her he knew why she was there and had no intention of helping Klarion. Zatanna explained that she understood his logic, that she had shard it, but that the battle was so destructive that they had to stop it rather than waiting for the outcome. Zatanna wants to have Fate confront Child, allowing her students to strike from the shadows. Fate was dubious about her students' ability, so he decided to test them. He teleported them away and summoned portals that allowed he and Zatanna to watch their progress.

Khalid found himself in a pool fed by two waterfalls. His reflection berated him for not working in a hospital. His mother questioned his faith, noting that a proper Muslim does not practice magic. His father supported his use of magic, but did not believe he could continue his medical studies at the same time. As they argued, the water level rose, until they all began to drown. Khalid then heard the Adhan, and as he found peace, the water level fell. Khalid resolved that he could be both a doctor and a hero, and that his faith would guide him on his path. He hugged his parents before he was teleported back.

Khalid re-emerged in the sitting room alongside his fellow students, who also passed their tests. Zatanna said they had proved themselves, but it didn't matter to Fate; he still had no intention of intervening. Zatanna continued to argue with Fate, but before he could respond, they were interrupted by a doorbell. They watched through one of Fate's portals as Klarion pleaded for help at the front door, only to be confronted by Child and Flaw. Flaw killed Teekl with ease, causing Klarion to leave the mortal plane. Fate, Zatanna and the students looked on in shock.[2]

 
Salem
May 14, 05:21 EDT

Child attacked the Tower, easily destroying it. Zatanna cast a spell of protection just in time to prevent Fate, the students or herself from taking any serious harm. Mary woke first and, unable to use the disrupted ley lines, drew power from the other students and used it in a failed attack against Child. Child then left to continue her mission. Khalid and Traci were upset with Mary for taking their power, but she argued she was the only one able to try to stop Child before she moved on, perhaps to Traci or Khalid's home towns. Mary promised not to do it again without permission.

Zatanna got Fate to concede that Child needed dealing with and that he might possibly need help. He created a portal for them to pursue Child. After taking a moment for Zatanna to magically refresh herself and her students, they followed him through.[5]

 
Sydney
May 14, 19:47 AEST

They emerged in Sydney, to find the city devastated by a volcano at the base of a pillar of fire. Child had been and gone. The group debated staying and helping, but Fate and a suddenly there Stranger, argued that they needed to prioritize stopping Child. The Stranger had already summoned others to help the disasters created by Child. Zatanna reluctantly agreed, and the group set off through another portal.[5]

 
Manhattan
May 14, 05:49 EDT

They arrived in Manhattan. Child was already gone, having left a pillar of fire and an area of reversed gravity. Other heroes, and even Wizard to Zatanna's amazement, were helping, so the group moved on.[5]

 
Poseidonis
May 14, 07:50 UTC-2

The group emerged into a bubble to witness the biggest pillar of fire yet. Mera was dealing with it, and the group moved on.[5]

 
Taipei
May 14, 17:51 NST

The group arrived in Taipei to see demons emerging from the base of another pillar of fire. Etrigan and Blue Devil were fighting them, and the group moved on.[5]

 
Agra
May 14, 15:22 IST

The group arrived in Agra to find another pillar and a blizzard freezing the city. No one was there yet to help, prompting Traci to want to stay, but Zatanna insisted they stick with the plan and move on in pursuit of Child.[5]

 
North Pole
May 14, 09:55 UTC

The group arrived at the North Pole, but found no pillar; they had finally caught up with Child. Zatanna and her students pooled all their power into Fate, who unleashed an almighty attack on Child, to no effect. Child summoned a pillar of fire, easily disrupting the heroes' efforts, then trapped Fate in a fist of ice, before leaving. A school bus then teleported in.[5]

 
North Pole
May 14, 10:00 UTC

Klarion, who had possessed the school bus to anchor himself to the mortal plane, attracted the attention of the heroes, as Fate freed himself. Zatanna got Fate to, reluctantly, agree to help Klarion, and the group boarded the bus.

As the bus flew through time and space, Klarion insisted he needed a new familiar before they could do anything else.[4]

 
Salem
May 14, 22:50 EDT

They arrived at the Old Salem Animal Shelter. Zatanna and her students brought out several cats to Klarion, but he eventually chose a stray from off the street as his new familiar, allowing him to take human form once more. The group then went on to fight Child.

Fate, Zatanna, Klarion and the Sentinels emerged at the ruins of the Tower of Fate. Zatanna immediately cast a glamour to make her and her students invisible, before Fate conjured a summoning circle. Child and Flaw appeared, and soon attacked Fate and Klarion, who initially had no trouble deflecting her attacks. Child used Fate and Klarion's attacks to power a pillar of fire, but Mary drew power from it, distracting Child. This left her open to an attack from Khalid, splitting her body into four parts, but she easily overcame it and revealed Zatanna and the students, before knocking them down with an energy blast.

Suddenly Child's pillar went out; she had lost the backing of the other Chaos Lords. She was still a great threat, however, and summoned fire rain, which Zatanna blocked with a magic shield. Child ordered Flaw to kill the mortals as she dealt with Fate and Klarion. With Zatanna maintaining the shield, it was up to Mary to hold off Flaw, but she required more power, and began to draw it from her companions and everything else around her. Flaw threw a rock and knocked Mary out, but before he could do more, Leroy and Traci noticed Flaw's flaw, and Traci targeted it, destroying him and banishing Child from the mortal plane. Klarion quickly departed, and the others all congratulated Traci. Fate admitted the students had impressed him, and Zatanna agreed they had showed great potential.[4]

 
Salem
May 15, 00:01 EDT

Zatanna finished explaining her plan to have rotating hosts for Doctor Fate to Khalid and Traci, before turning to talk to Mary. Mary was very upset not to be included in the plan, viewing it as a punishment. Fate was drawn to the argument, forcing Zatanna to explain her proposal to him. Fate was open to the idea, but Mary was furious. Zatanna offered to work with her more, but Mary demanded to be sent home. Afterward, Nabu agreed to the proposal, but Zatara did not. He removed the helmet so Zatara could argue, but Zatanna convinced him to agree. Khalid then took Zatanna aside. He told her he was in, citing his family history with Fate, but had questions; why had she let Mary do what she did and only punished her later, was Traci really sure what she was getting herself into, and had Zatanna taken the students on with the intention of using them to free her father? Zatanna didn't answer, but did remind Traci that she was under no obligation to do this, but could make her choices. Traci agreed. Khalid took the helmet and became Doctor Fate, allowing Zatanna and Zatara time together.

Later, within the Helmet of Fate, Khalid and Nabu listened to the Stranger explain how he and Vandal Savage had convinced the Lords of Chaos to withdraw their support from Child, and how it was Zatanna's proposal for multiple hosts for Fate that caused the situation in the first place.[4]

Khalid was among those considered as a possible Justice League reservist.[9]

 
Salem
September 03, 00:00 EDT

Khalid gathered with a number of other powerful magic users around the bell of the Tower of Fate. They attempted a ritual to find Superboy's spirit, but failed.[10]

Powers and abilities

  • Magic: As a Homo magi, Khalid possesses a genetic predisposition towards magic. His abilities tend to focus on nature; manipulating plants, animals, the body,[3] and healing.[8] Khalid casts his spells by using a combination of Latin, Classical Greek and Arabic.[3][11]

Appearances

Background information

References

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Baumgart, Jake (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 2, 2021). "Odnu!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 09. HBO Max.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 30, 2021). "Kaerb Ym Traeh!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 13. HBO Max.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 23, 2021). "Og Htrof Dna Reuqnoc!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 12. HBO Max.
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  7. Weisman, Greg (writer) (September 12, 2020). "The Prize". Young Justice. Season 3.9. Episode 001. DC FanDome.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Grevioux, Kevin (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 9, 2021). "Nomed Esir!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 10. HBO Max.
  9. Stotts, Taneka (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (April 14, 2022). "Beyond the Grip of the Gods!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 18. HBO Max.
  10. Sparrow, Aaron (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 5, 2022). "Odyssey of Death!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 21. HBO Max.
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