39 Facts About Darkseid


Darkseid is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Darkseid is depicted as the tyrannical Lord of Apokolips whose ultimate goal is to enslave the multiverse by eliminating all hope and free will in sentient beings.

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The omnipotent dictator Darkseid was created to serve as the chief antagonist of this new series.

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Darkseid then tried to force Tigra to eliminate Orion, but the latter was ultimately traded with Highfather's son, Scott Free, as part of a peace treaty between the warring planets of Apokolips and New Genesis.

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The prophecy foretold that Darkseid would meet his final defeat at the hands of Orion in a cataclysmic battle in the fiery Armaghetto of Apokolips.

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Free, now known as the superhero Mister Miracle, and Barda began living on Earth, and Darkseid used this "betrayal" as a pretext to declare the treaty with New Genesis abrogated so the planets could resume their conflict.

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Wonder Woman was able to gain her revenge against Darkseid for killing so many of her sisters by placing a portion of her own soul into Darkseid.

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Darkseid's goal was to eliminate all free will from the universe and reshape it into his own image.

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Darkseid had tried on several other occasions to achieve dominance of the universe through other methods, most notably through his minion Glorious Godfrey, who could control people's minds with his voice.

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Darkseid had a special interest in Earth, as he believed humans possess collectively within their minds most, if not all, fragments of the Anti-Life Equation.

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Darkseid intended to probe the minds of every human in order to piece together the Equation.

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Darkseid worked behind the scenes, using superpowered minions in his schemes to overthrow Earth, including working through Intergang, a crime syndicate which employs Apokoliptian technology and later morphed into a religious cult that worships Darkseid as the god of evil.

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One thousand years in the future, Darkseid has been absent for centuries and is almost completely forgotten.

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In Grant Morrison's 2005 Mister Miracle limited series, it was revealed that Darkseid had finally discovered the Anti-Life Equation, which he then used to destroy the Fourth World altogether.

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Metron used a wheelchair, the Black Racer was an old white man in a wheelchair, DeSaad was an evil psychiatrist, Granny Goodness was a pimp for the Female Furies and Darkseid himself was now an evil gang leader who is referred to only as "Boss Dark Side".

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However, Darkseid's life essence endured even the death of his body and fell back in time, where he was reborn as "Boss Dark Side", aided by his resurrected minions and the supervillain Libra.

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In Final Crisis, Darkseid has begun to take over Earth and corrupt the Multiverse with the aid of his herald Libra, a reborn supervillain and antichrist-like figure who soon converts much of the Secret Society of Super Villains to his cause with the aid of the Crime Bible and the Holy Lance.

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Darkseid is joined by the souls of his fellow evil New Gods, who, like Darkseid, now possess either modified human bodies or the bodies of other superpowered beings, such as Mary Marvel.

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Darkseid is mortally wounded, but not before his Omega Sanction teleports Batman into prehistoric times.

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Furthermore, the last piece of Darkseid's plan fails when Batman, thanks to the actions of the new Batman, Red Robin, Robin, and the Justice League, is able to return safely to the present, consuming the Omega Energy in his body without damaging the time-stream further, thus becoming the second individual, along with Mister Miracle, to escape the Omega Sanction.

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Baby Darkseid reappears in Dark Nights: Metal where it is shown that Batman stole him from Grail and intends to use the Omega Beams to send himself back in time.

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Sometime afterwards, Darkseid matured into a toddler, and using telepathy, demanded that he needed to feast on Old Gods to return to his former self.

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However, Darkseid reveals that he planned for this and that his true target was Zeus himself, and he begins to drain and kill him, restoring Darkseid back to his original self.

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Darkseid regained his original form by fusing with all his various selves across the multiverse which he declares are all lesser Darkseid.

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Darkseid has pinpoint control of this energy, and can direct the beams to travel in straight lines, curve around corners, and even pass through matter or other forms of energy.

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Darkseid sometimes uses the beams to punish those who fail him but are too valuable to kill outright.

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Darkseid has effortlessly broken a Green Lantern Ring with his bare hands, easily overpowered two Kryptonians at once, and defeated the entire Justice League.

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Darkseid can move with great speed, once catching Superman off guard, and can react in nanoseconds.

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Darkseid has powers of telepathy and telekinesis, and he can create psionic avatars.

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In "The Great Darkness Saga", Darkseid displayed a range of deity-like powers, such as transposing the positions of two planets in different solar systems, taking mental control of the entire population of a planet, instantly absorbing all the information from another being's mind, pronouncing a curse, manifesting the worst fears of other beings as realities, and easily defeating incredibly powerful beings such as Mon-El, Mordru, and the Time Trapper.

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Darkseid has displayed godly abilities by sensing the death of his son Orion and fluctuations of the energy of the "Godwave".

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Darkseid is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant who has been trained in the art of war on Apokolips.

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Darkseid is proficient in the use of various weapons, even though he rarely uses them due to other powers like the Omega Beams.

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Darkseid is able to drain the life force of other godly beings to rejuvenate himself or return to his full power.

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Darkseid makes his first official appearance in Chapter 22 of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic on Apokolips.

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Darkseid is seen overseeing the torture of an unseen figure as his son Kalibak approaches him.

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Darkseid's now powered up, a la Black Adam, because of the Rock of Eternity, and he wants all of that power for himself.

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However, Darkseid proves too mighty, and pummels the dark wizard, beating him into submission for his treachery.

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Darkseid-Man returned to face the Man of Steel, and with his Eldritch magic, he disintegrated the Kryptonian and helped save all realms.

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