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Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips and Darkseid's Elite and was a major player in the cosmic war that was the Final Crisis. Unto the hell that is Apokolips came Darkseid, pure hatred personified, a
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Quote1 I am many things, Kal-El, but here, I am God. Quote2
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Darkseid is the evil, undisputed ruler of the planet Apokolips. He attempted to take over Earth, at first via Intergang and its boss, Bruno Mannheim. This led to an eventual invasion of Metropolis, which was only stopped when Orion showed up with the army of New Genesis. Orion declared Earth would be under New Genesis' protection, barring him from invading the planet again. However Darkseid used his Omega beams to kill Dan Turpin before leaving Earth. He nurtured a grudge against Superman, as well as would use him for his second attack on Earth. After brainwashing Superman so he believed Darkseid adopted him, he set Superman against Earth. Though the invasion plan failed, he did manage to undermine Superman's status with the people. Superman returned to Apokolips and defeated Darkseid. He was amazed when the people of Apokolips didn't free themselves and Darkseid told Superman on Apokolips he was God.

Darkseid tried a new approach: he formed a devil's alliance with Brainiac. Brainiac would "attack" Apokolips and Darkseid would come to Superman and the Justice League for help. However once Superman was captured, Darkseid took over Brainiac, planning to use him to uncover the Anti-Life Equation. The plan ended badly: after Darkseid betrayed him, both villains were blown up with Brainiac's asteroid base and killed.

When Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom tried to resurrect Brainiac, they accidentally resurrected Darkseid merged with Brainiac. This more powerful Darkseid first restored order to Apokolips, which was in civil war, as well as then launched an invasion of Earth, planning to attack New Genesis next. The Justice League and surviving members of the Legion teamed up to fight the invasion. Superman originally beat him physically in Metropolis, but he trapped Superman and tried to kill him with a Kryptonite knife. Luthor gained the Anti-Life Equation and bartered with it. As both men admired the beauty of the equation, they were absorbed into the Source Wall.

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  • Unique Physiology: Darkseid's overbearing size, gravely voice and granite-like skin give him a fierce countenance.
    • Accelerated Healing: Injuring Darkseid is an almost impossible feat, though he can get hurt, as well as when he does, he, depending on the damage, can heal/ recover from his wounds, often at an accelerated rate.
    • Omega Beams: Originally, Darkseid projected spurts or pulses of flame beams from his eyes. Later, upon his emergence with Brainiac, he shoots more of laser-like beams, of which prove devastating and chaotic. The properties of the Omega Beams change according to Darkseid's needs. Sometimes they take the form of concussive bolts of energy. Other times, they may manifest as lethal disintegration rays.
    • Immortality: It is believed that Darkseid is an ancient being, possibly several millennia-old. His body does not suffer the rigors of disease or the normal cellular mitosis that comes with age.
    • Invulnerability: Darkseid is well-nigh invulnerable and can withstand nearly any physical threat. This is not to suggest that Darkseid cannot be injured however. Sufficient physical force, such as a full-powered punch from Superman, will weaken and even injure Darkseid, though he has been known to recover from such damage extremely quickly.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Darkseid can operate with maximum efficiency for an undetermined period of time without rest or the need for sleep.
    • Superhuman Strength: Darkseid is one of the strongest beings in the galaxy, but his strength levels is shown to be lower than Superman.

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  • Darkseid is also known as Lord Darkseid.

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