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Quote1 I call myself Wotan. It is not my given; I took it. The older ones among you-- especially the Justice Society-- will remember me. Come for me if you wish. I am immortal so you can't kill me. I have been entombed for decades so your prisons will not faze me. Come for me if you dare. I would see how you would die. Quote2
-- Wotan src

Wotan's origins and early career are shrouded in mystery. It is known that, during ancient times, Wotan encountered and battled his foe Nabu. In the 1940's, Wotan fought Nabu's successor Kent Nelson, the sorcerer known as Doctor Fate, and became Doctor Fate's arch-nemesis. Their first fight took place in Wotan's doorless windowless tower near Alexandria Egypt.[1] In the second of their fights, at Inza Cramer's apartment on North Street in New York City, Fate seemingly killed Wotan by throwing him to the street from a high window,[2] but Doctor Fate's follow-up investigation, in Hades, revealed that Wotan had not arrived in that realm after all. The two soon clashed again, and at the end of their third encounter, Fate sealed Wotan in a tomb in the center of Earth.[3] Wotan eventually escaped from this, when he encountered Ian Karkull and telepathically instructed him into freeing him, leading to another conflict with Doctor Fate, at the end of which Wotan seemingly perished in a fire.[4] In late 1941, Wotan played a supporting role in Per Degaton's second attempt at world conquest [5][6][7][8], and in mid-1942 he played the most successful part in Ian Karkull's failed scheme for preemptively assassinating 50 years' worth of future U.S. presidents, that is, he was the only hench-villain (out of nine) who actually succeeded in killing his target.[9]





  • During the Golden Age, Wotan used some hi-tech weapons of his own design.
    • One such weapon was a ray-gun, whose crimson rays negated Green Lantern's green flame.[12]
    • Wotan once attempted to use science, to destroy both himself and the Earth, by increasing the magnetic flow between the poles until the planet would explode.[13]



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