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    Nathaniel Heywood (Earth-Prime)

    For the Pre-Crisis character, see Nathaniel Heywood (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis).


    It's a weird thing with friendship. Starts because you need each other, and then if you do it right and help each other grow, you need each other less. I guess change is the whole point.
    — Nate Heywood on friendship[src]

    Dr. Nathaniel "Nate" Heywood is a historian and a Legend known as Steel, stylized the Man of Steel.

    Biography[edit source]

    College Life[edit source]

    Nate majored in history in Brixton University,[8] he later wrote a doctoral thesis on JFK.[4]

    Joining the Legends[edit source]

    Fighting Fate[edit source]

    Meet the Legends[edit source]

    Meeting Zari Once More[edit source]

    Prom, 1989[edit source]

    Chase in Hong Kong[edit source]

    Bachelor Party[edit source]

    Ship Broken[edit source]

    England Zombie Apocalypse[edit source]

    Ultimate Buds/Highcastle Abbey/Star Trip/Mr. Parker's Cul De Sac[edit source]

    Final Showdown[edit source]

    Search for Sara Lance[edit source]

    Meeting David Bowie[edit source]

    Burger Buddies[edit source]

    Fight for Da Throne[edit source]

    Meeting JFK[edit source]

    House Guest[edit source]

    Back to the Finale[edit source]

    Hunt for Pod Aliens[edit source]

    Fist City, Oklahoma Territory[edit source]

    Bud Stuy[edit source]

    Chaos on the Waverider[edit source]

    Powers and Abilities[edit source]

    Powers[edit source]

    • Organic Steel Transformation: Injected with the Biomolecular Enhancer,[4] Nate acquired the ability to transform his body in steel, protecting him from bullets.
      • Superhuman Durability: With his body in steel form, Nate is bulletproof and immune to regular attacks. However, the steel form often disables when he is overwhelmed by the amount of enemies, as seen when he was unable to stay in steel form during the zombie attack.[9]
      • Superhuman Strength: Nate is shown to able to have tremendous strength, capable to punching an adult male across the room.
        • Stomp-Induced Shockwaves: By stomping on the ground, Nate was able send multiple Encores flying and knocking them unconscious.[10]

    Former Powers[edit source]

    Abilities[edit source]

    • Master Historian: Majoring in history, Nate is familiar with history of Earth and often uses his knowledge to assist the Legends on missions taking place in the past.
    • Guitarist: Nate is able to play a guitar on Meet the Legends.[1]
    • Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Nate was trained with martial arts abilities, making him a skilled fighter in battles.
    • Marksmanship: Nate was shown to be proficient with firearms, as shown when he briefly used Spooner’s blaster.[7]

    Equipment[edit source]

    Current Equipment[edit source]

    • Steel Suit: Nate wears a red, white and blue protective suit as Steel. The suit is sleeveless, allowing to have more flexibility while fighting. As shown in a photo in 2016, the suit originally included a helmet but was discarded in 2017.[11]
    • Beebo: In Nate's quarters on the Waverider, he places a Beebo on the coffee table.[12]
    • Scoots McGoots: On a mission to 1997 Hong Kong, Nate utilized a scooter in order to adapt to the busy traffic. However, it was damaged when he attacked Genghis Khan.[13]

    Appearances[edit source]

    Gallery[edit source]

    References[edit source]

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