Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, The Omega Beam, teleportation, Agony Matrix He was then able to teleport himself without the use of a boom tube[12] and could also suspend a person in midair and push him back with a wave of his hand. Darkseid: Welcome to Apokolips, Mr. Mannheim. He sent Superman to lead an invasion of Earth. New God His speed and stamina are also roughly equal to that of Superman. I will end your pain with something special I've been saving for just this occasion (takes out a Kryptonite knife). He then returned to Apokolips, halting a power struggle between Granny Goodness and Virman Vundabar in his absence. This was due to Tala using her last ounce of power to exact revenge by reviving Darkseid, who showed his gratitude to Luthor by unleashing the Omega Beams upon Luthor's spacecraft, destroying it. DC Extended Universe Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Darkseid has often opposed Superman in DC comic books. Darkseid was not the first male ruler/sovereign (king) of Apokolips. Darkseid would orchestrate several attacks against Superman, though keeping his word by avoiding a direct invasion of Earth. Darkseid was genuinely in love with Suli, who was assassinated by Desaad on the orders of Darkseid's mother Heggra, the previous ruler of Apokolips, who did not approve of the match, thus Darkseid was then forced into a loveless arranged marriage with Tigra. So, Darkseid went to the Justice League and asked for their help to battle Brainiac, which Superman reluctantly conceded. Recently in comic book continuity, the character has been killed by his son Orion, but returns after taking over Dan Turpin's body, only to be killed again, this time by Batman with a Radion bullet. Darkseid: Your new Lord and Master. Superman was forgotten behind, as Darkseid was mesmerized and overwhelmed by the Equation's dazzling beauty. [5], Darkseid would later launch a full attack on Earth, beginning with the massive destruction of a nuclear facility in an effort to recreate the fire pits of Apokolips. 25 images (& sounds) of the Justice League: War cast of characters. [2], Thousands of years ago, on the planet Apokolips, a powerful being called Uxas gained access to the Anti-Life Equation. [5][6][9][13], Darkseid will usually avoid hands-on conflict via the use of his deadly Omega Beam. "[1], Darkseid was the absolute ruler of Apokolips, would-be conqueror of the universe and one of the greatest enemies of Superman (and, by extension, the greatest enemy of the Justice League itself). Unfortunately for Darkseid, he had finally pushed Superman too far. New Genesis, Superman Appearances Orion took to the lessons of New Genesis and became an enemy to Darkseid as well. Rogue of: However, Darkseid did not perform this deed out of heroism or selflessness — it was merely a necessary action to preserve Apokolips: saving the universe (and/or multiverse) was merely a side effect. Eyes: Voiced by: I'm going to carve out your heart and put it on a pike in my throne room. Once released, the beam will seek their prey relentlessly, dissipating only after impact. 18 images, "I am many things, Kal-El, but here, I am God. [4][2], Darkseid ordered his servant Desaad to destroy Superman, but his device failed. Apokolips With his flagship hovering above the Daily Planet, Darkseid was confronted by the unlikely trio of Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor. Darkseid also had an arsenal of weapons at his disposal. While fighting the League this time, Darkseid killed Lois Lane, allowing Superman to succumb to the Anti-Life Equation. [5][6][9][13], The Omega Beam can project as concussive force, intense heat, or a beam of disintegration. Alive DC Animated Universe is a FANDOM TV Community. Red The backlash of energy exploded against Darkseid's skull, wounding him grievously and knocking him unconscious. Millennia later, in 2015, Darkseid was informed that Earth was defenseless and prepared to return to the planet and retrieve it. Darkseid seeks to bring the entire universe under his control. While Apokolips was rebuilding its military forces, the villainous Kryptonian supercomputer Brainiac arrived with the intent of assimilating the planet. - Share your reason with the rest of the community. Their power level is relative to the target, as Superman seems to be able to survive what is presumably the full force of the Omega Beam. To achieve this end, he seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation, which theoretically will enable him to control any and all existing life in the universe. Darkseid also has a third son, Grayven, by an unknown mother. Darkseid fought with everything he had but was overpowered by the Man of the Steel finally and left stranded within the exploding headquarters, dying in the blast. Kalibak (son)Orion (son)Scott Free (foster son)Big Barda (foster daughter-in-law) He has consistently proven himself to be incredibly resistant to almost all forms of physical injury. He dispatched Granny Goodness to build a device that would pull a comet to Earth but was thwarted by Supergirl. Gender Darkseid told the League to follow and finish him off, which they did. Darkseid gloated upon Superman's pain, but was impressed by his endurance and proclaimed how he was going to carve out his heart with a Kryptonite blade as a token of mercy. However, his disciple was defeated once again, this time by another unity, the newly formed Justice League. Species: However, Apokolips and New Genesis were originally meant to be stand-alone creations as part of a conclusive storyline. Darkseid has conquered and subjugated an unspecified number of planets throughout the universe.[2]. Darkseid remarked during his final invasion of Earth that only one being —Batman — has ever been able to avoid the touch of the Omega Beam (by causing the beam to strike an unlucky Parademon). [2] Superman was again effortlessly defeated in personal combat and bound to the head of Darkseid's war machine. Darkseid secretly approached Brainiac and offered him to hand over Superman and in return, Brainiac would spare Apokolips. Ray Porter, Darkseid, born under the name Uxas, is an ancient and all-powerful cosmic warlord that reigns over Apokolips and desires to rule the universe with the Anti-Life Equation. Upon this, the Lord of Apokolips vowed to kill the Man of Steel, but not before making him and everyone he loved suffer dearly. Darkseid found himself opposed not only by Earth's military and the Justice League but by the surviving members of Luthor's Legion of Doom who had escaped death at Darkseid's hands only days earlier. Prior to 3,000 B.C. The animated series does not mention Orion and Kalibak's mothers by name. Bruno Mannheim: You promised you'd make me a king! Film(s) Average beings (such as the unfortunate Dan Turpin) are often disintegrated instantly. In the 1985 series Crisis On Infinite Earths, Darkseid was a pivotal figure (in addition to Superman) in stopping the ultimate destruction of all creation. Because of this tyrannical goal, he is the archnemesis of the Justice League, the champions of the planet Earth. [1], Uxas, later known as Darkseid, became the ruler of Apokolips and a phenomenally powerful force, ultimately becoming the strongest of the New Gods. Status In the quest for the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid invaded a sector protected by New Genesis, thus violating the rivaling planets' ancient peace treaty. However, the Lowlies respectfully carried their lord from the battlefield before an astonished Superman, with Darkseid reminding the hero, "I am many things, Kal-El... but here, I am God."[9]. Affiliation(s) You may call me... Darkseid. [10] Darkseid is known to at least have a 12th level intellect, as evidenced by his ability to comprehend the Anti-Life Equation.[13]. Sound Clips: 11. He carried an Agony Matrix and a Kryptonite knife with him during his second invasion of Earth. He soon took notice of the planet Earth, not only for its vast natural resources and vulnerable population but also because a potential rival had appeared amongst the otherwise "unworthy" masses: Superman.