A powerful sorcerer, Doctor Fate (aka Kent Nelson) hit the scene in 1940 with the secrets of the conversion of energy in matter and matter in energy. But his powers were eventually tweaked so that most of them came from the mystical Helmet of Fate. In addition to being
immortal, he's an accomplished sorcerer, able to astral project, travel through dimensions, and heal people.
His abilities at least match, if not surpass, most other magic users in the DCU. In a fight, he can cast a flame spell and generate a concentrated beam of pure magical energy. Unfortunately, he's considerably less powerful without his helmet, though still immortal and invulnerable. Unlike some of the other superheroes on this list, Fate is weakened by the prolonged use of his powers, sometimes forcing him to the sidelines to restore his magical energy.