Darkseid is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics . Created by writer and artist Jack Kirby, the character made an appearance in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen # 134 (November 1970) before making his first full appearance in Forever People # 1 (February 1971).
He is the father of Orion, Kalibak, Grayven, and Grail. As the tyrannical ruler of the planet Apokolips, Darkseid’s ultimate goal is to conquer the universe and eliminate all free will and sentient beings. One of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe, the character became a Superman villain and is considered the archenemy of the Justice League.
Darkseid is the tyrannical ruler of the planet Apokolips, a position he obtained after murdering his mother. His obsession is to find the Anti-Life Equation and use it to rule the universe; This goal also includes conquering your rival planet, New Genesis, ruled by the High Father . A destructive war between the two worlds was only stopped with a diplomatic exchange of the sons of the Highfather and Darkseid.
Orion, Darkseid’s second son born to his wife Tigra was left to the Highfather, while Darkseid received Scott Free, who later became the best escapist artist Mr. Miracle . This turned out to be a failure for Darkseid, with his biological son who grew up valuing and defending the ideals of New Genesis against his father, while Scott Free as soon as he grew up escaped from Apokolips. Darkseid’s firstborn was Kalibak the Destroyer, who was a disappointment to him, and his third son was Grayven .
Darkseid’s greatest ambition is to eliminate the entire universe of free will and reshape it in his own image. To this end, he seeks to unravel the mystery of the Anti-life Equation that will allow him to control the thoughts and emotions of all living beings in the universe. The Anti-Life Equation has often been described as a quasi-mystical power that forces a listener to agree with whatever the controller tells them, while at other times it is portrayed as a scientific theory. comprehensive on how to dominate any living mind of any nature.
Although he has yet to get concrete results from his quest for the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid repeatedly tried, through other methods, to dominate the universe. He has a special interest in Earth, as he believes that most, if not all, humans collectively carry fragments of the Anti-Life Equation in their minds. Therefore, he plans to probe the mind of each human and separate the fragments of the Equation.
Created by writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character first made a cameo in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 in November 1970 before officially debuting in Forever People #1 in February 1971.
POWER and ABILITIES
Darkseid is among the most powerful beings of the DC Universe from the race known as New Gods. His main power, the Omega Beams, is a form of energy that he fires from his eyes or hands as either a concussive force or a disintegrating energy which is capable of erasing living objects and organisms from existence. Some super-beings, such as Superman and Doomsday, have proven to be resistant to the beams, although in the case of Superman, with a great deal of pain. Also, Orion and Diana were able to deflect them, Firestorm once used his powers to redirect them and in a crossover story, Galactus was unaffected by them. These beams stem from a cosmic energy source called the “Omega Effect”.
The son of King Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra, Prince Uxas, second in line to the throne of Apokolips, plotted to seize power over the planet. When his brother, Drax, attempted to claim the fabled Omega Force, Uxas murdered him, and took the power for himself. The power transformed him into a rock-like creature, upon which he took the name Darkseid. At some point in time, he fell in love with an Apokoliptian scientist and sorceress named Suli, with whom he had a son, Kalibak; however, Suli was poisoned by Desaad on Heggra’s behalf, as she believed that Suli was corrupting her son.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
Darkseid is a sworn enemy to Superman. He is also in clash with New Genesis.
Darkseid has no allies as he is a supreme tyrant. He has the entire army of Apokolips on his disposal, however, which includes Kalibak, The Female Furies, Darkseid’s Elites, and the Deep Six.