Kismet (DC Comics)

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Kismet
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceAdventures of Superman #494 (September 1992)
Created byJerry Ordway (writer)
Tom Grummett (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoAhti,
God of Eternity
Notable aliasesIlluminator of All Realities
AbilitiesTime, magic, energy, reality and boundary manipulation,
Omnipresence
Omniscience
Eternal
Reality warping

Kismet (/ˈkɪzmɪt, -mɛt, ˈkɪs-/) is a fictional character, a cosmic entity published by DC Comics. Created by Jerry Ordway and Tom Grummett, the character first appeared in Adventures of Superman #494 (September 1992). Kismet in Urdu language literally means "fate."

Fictional character biography[edit]

Ahti was originally a peer and lover of the man who would become Dominus. They had a falling out when she ascended to the role of Kismet, which he craved bitterly.

Kismet was transformed into Strange Visitor for a time. Not much is known about Kismet because of her rare appearances in comics. Kismet is known for having saved Clark Kent's father while he was dying and searching for Superman. She is a member of The Lords of Order. In Superman Forever, part of the story line of Superman Red/Superman Blue, Kismet tells the story of Superman's powers and make a warning of something terrible to come. Shown in Our Worlds At War storyline, she is the protector of the DC Universe.

During JLA/Avengers she met Eternity and the two fell in love. They were then kidnapped by the villain Krona when the Grandmaster engineers a merging of the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe, who used their connections to their universes in an attempt to destroy both so he could learn their secrets. After the Crisis was averted due to the Avengers and Justice League joining forces and defeating Krona, the two sadly parted ways.

Power and abilities[edit]

Kismet is a cosmic entity who possesses vast cosmic power that she can use in virtually any situation. She is considered the DC Universe's equivalent of the Marvel character Eternity, who is the supreme embodiment of time in the Marvel Universe. She is nigh-omnipotent and can manipulate time, space and reality to achieve virtually any feat imaginable. She is also immortal which means that she does not suffer from the passages of time.