Darkseid (it is pronounced as Dark-side) was created in November 1970 through the writer-artist Jack Kirby for the Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 issue.The character’s kingdom known as Apokolips was modeled on the Nazi Germany.Darkseid was the second in line to the throne of Apokolips, Prince Uxas, the son of King Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra.

Darkseid took power after he murdered his older brother Drax. He was then transformed into a rock-like creature, and named himself Darkseid. Darkseid fell in love with Suli, a scientist that was later on poisoned by Desaad as ordered by his mother, for she believed that it was her who corrupted her son. By this,Darkseid becomes colder and he in turn ordered Dessad to poison his own mother and became the supreme monarch of the Apokolips kingdom. Darkseid was known to have no vulnerabilities.

Darkseid’s archenemy in the Justice League was Superman, and Wonder Woman, Darkseid invaded her home Island of Themyscira to discover the secrete location of the Olympian gods, and steal their power.Darkseid killed half of the Amazon population in his attempt.Darkseid also was at war at one time with rival planet New Genesis, and traded sons with the ruler of New Genesis to put an end to the costly war between them .The Animated series Justice League Unlimited “Orion” he died in the series, he had been reborn in DC though, such as in “Boss Dark Side”.

Darkseid was never good from the beginning. His mother just fueled his evilness in the end.Darkseid is one of the most powerful characters in the DC comics universe, and wants to rule the universe without free will.Darkseid has god like power, most common is his Omega Beam which he fires from his eyes, and super strength only matched by Superman.

FIRST APPEARANCES

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”.

ORIGIN STORY

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.

ALLIES

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.

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