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The top of the Tower, where the helmet was kept.

The Tower of Fate is the headquarters of Dr. Fate, and was the home of the late Kent and Inza Nelson.[1] The Tower was destroyed by Child,[2] but Fate rebuilt it.[3]

Characteristics

On the Earthly plane, the Tower is accessed from a park in Salem, Massachusetts. However, the Tower is completely invisible and intangible unless summoned by Doctor Fate. The interior transcends time and space and is much larger in size than what the exterior suggests. As a precaution, the Justice League is in possession of a key that grants access to the Tower of Fate—when the key is inserted as if into a lock, the Tower appears around it.[1]

A ghostly guardian resembling Kent Nelson welcomes visitors to the Tower and determines whether they are friend or foe. Friends are granted access, whereas foes are dropped into a pool of lava.[1]

History

2010

 
Salem
August 19, 20:22 EDT

The Team arrived and entered the Tower in search of Kent Nelson, having been sent by Red Tornado. However, they were followed by Klarion, Teekl, and Abra Kadabra, who wanted to steal the Helmet of Fate. Two battles soon took place at the Tower and on the rooftop that resulted in the death of Kent Nelson and defeat of Klarion and Abra Kadabra.[1]

 
Salem
August 21, 16:07 EDT

In the presence of members of the Team, the Justice League and the Justice Society of America, Kent Nelson was buried at the foot of the tower beside Inza.[4]

2018

 
Tower of Fate
December 21, 13:23 EST

Zatanna teleported Klarion and herself from Santiago de Cuba to the Tower as a means of containing Klarion. Klarion was distraught to find himself in Fate's place of power and attempted escape, but every teleport just took him to another part of the tower.[5]

He escaped 16 days later.[6]

2020

 
Salem
May 13, 20:28 EDT

The wave of energy caused by Child's arrival on Earth swept through the Tower, catching Fate's attention.[6]

 
The Tower of Fate
May 14, 00:22 EDT

Vandal Savage met with Fate and tried to convince him to help fight Child.[7]

 
Salem
May 14, 03:22 EDT

Zatanna and her students teleported to the Tower to try and recruit Fate to fight Child. Fate thought Zatanna's students would be of little help in the battle and put them through magical tests. Though they all passed, Fate was still disinterested in helping Klarion. Klarion then arrived outside the Tower asking for help but was quickly confronted by Child, who had Flaw kill Teekl, banishing Klarion from the material plane.[8]

 
Salem
May 14, 05:21 EDT

Child easily destroyed the Tower, though its occupants were saved serious harm thanks to a spell from Zatanna. Child then left, and after recovering, Fate, Zatanna and her students teleported out in pursuit.[2]

 
Salem
May 14, post-22:50 EDT

At the ruins of the Tower, Fate and Klarion summoned Child. After a long battle, and the Lords of Chaos abandoning her, Child was defeated when Thirteen shattered Flaw.[9]

 
Salem
May 15, 00:01 EDT

Zatanna laid out her plan to have multiple, rotating hosts for Doctor Fate. Mary Bromfield was furious to be excluded and left. Everyone else agreed, and Khalid Nassour took on the Helmet of Fate. Fate was eager to begin rebuilding the Tower.[9]

The Tower was reconstructed by late August.[3]

 
Salem
August 27, 20:30 EDT

Atop the Tower, Doctor Fate changed hosts from Zatara to Zatanna.[3]

 
Salem
September 03, 00:00 EDT

Fate gathered a number of powerful magic users around the tower's bell. They attempted a ritual to find Superboy's spirit, but failed.[3]

 
Salem
September 06, 00:16 EDT

Zatanna, Nightwing, Tigress, Rocket and Aquaman summoned Klarion to try to get him to save Superboy from the Phantom Zone. Their attempt to contain Klarion proved ineffective, and after a losing battle Zatanna was able to force Klarion to spare them, but not help them.[10]

Sightings

Background information

  • The interior of the Tower, with several stairways, going up and down in different directions and idiosyncratic physical laws resembles M. C. Escher's lithograph Relativity.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (February 18, 2011). "Denial". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 23, 2021). "Og Htrof Dna Reuqnoc!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 12. HBO Max.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sparrow, Aaron (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 5, 2022). "Odyssey of Death!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 21. HBO Max.
  4. Weisman, Greg, Kevin Hopps (w). Jones, Christopher (p). Davis, Dan (i). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "The Pit..." Young Justice 11 (December 21, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (July 16, 2019). "Early Warning". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 18. DC Universe.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Baumgart, Jake (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 2, 2021). "Odnu!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 09. HBO Max.
  7. Grevioux, Kevin (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 9, 2021). "Nomed Esir!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 10. HBO Max.
  8. Chowdhry, Nida (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (December 16, 2021). "Teg Ydaer!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 11. HBO Max.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 30, 2021). "Kaerb Ym Traeh!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 13. HBO Max.
  10. Fullerton, Charlotte (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (May 12, 2022). "Rescue and Search". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 22. HBO Max.
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