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Inza Cramer (New Earth)

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Inza Cramer was the girlfriend, and later the wife, of Kent Nelson, the mystical defender of Earth known as Doctor Fate. Later in her life, she became Kent's successor as Doctor Fate.

Early Life

Before getting married, Inza was often in peril as a result of Kent's enemies, including the evil sorcerer Wotan, who tried to murder her in an attempt to get to Doctor Fate.[1]

She lived for decades in Fate's Tower in Salem, kept youthful by the energies her husband wielded, which also preserved him. Inza eventualy began to resent her effective imprisonment in the Tower and the way her life had turned out, and to suffer mental problems including severe depression. Eventually though, Kent's magics began to fail and he and Inza both aged and died. They were resurrected in new, younger bodies, but discovered that only Inza could now become Doctor Fate (it appears that Fate was originally intended to be a composite of both of them, but that Kent had kept the power to himself). For a time, Kent and Inza parted ways, partly due to the machinations of a Lord of Chaos named Tgiian who had taken possession of the Helmet of Nabu, worn by Doctor Fate. After a short time though, the Nelsons were reunited and began to share the power of Doctor Fate as they had always been intended to.

During the incident called Zero Hour, the Nelsons (along with the rest of Kent's teammates in the Justice Society of America, were drawn into battle with the villain Extant, who forcibly separated them from the artifacts of Doctor Fate (the Helm, amulet and cloak) and condemned them to become their true age once more. Inza became senile, and the aged Nelson's recovered the artifacts with the assistance of mercenary Jared Stevens, but the artifacts refused to bond with them again and both Inza and her husband were killed by minions of the demon Kingdom. Inza's spirit, like that of her husband, appeared to dwell for awhile inside the amulet of Fate, but has since apparently passed on.


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  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.

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