Kismet (DC Comics)

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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Adventures of Superman #494 (September 1992)
Created by Jerry Ordway (writer)
Tom Grummett (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Ahti
Notable aliases Illuminator of All Realities
Abilities time manipulation, reality manipulation, omnipresence

Kismet ([Urdu] (قسمت)) 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 Krona who used their connections to their universes to destroy both. After the Crisis was averted the two sadly parted ways.

Power and abilities[edit]

Kismet is a cosmic entity that possessed vast cosmic power for her to use in virtually any situations. She is considered the DC Universe's equivalent of the Marvel character Eternity, 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 meaning she doesn't suffer from the passages of time.