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Desaad is a henchman of the overlord of Apokolips, Darkseid, who is infamous for his sadism as he draws power from others' agony. He became Darkseid's Interrogator and aided Steppenwolf in his attack on Earth-2. When Darkseid's forces attacked, Desaad tortured Superman, planning to use his DNA to create more powerful Parademons. However, the invasion failed, leaving Desaad lost on Earth, where he used his advanced technology and mind control powers to spread despair.

When Mister Terrific was exiled to Earth-2 in a quantum-tunneling mishap, Desaad stole his identity, and clashed with his girlfriend, Power Girl and her companion Huntress, while he tried to find his way back to Apokolips and his master.

Desaad was then summoned to take part in the second invasion of Earth-2. Working from a secret lair beneath Geneva, he turned Huntress into a warped Fury called Famine and created a new breed of warriors that helped Darkseid Conquer Earth-2: Protofuries.

Powers

  • Illusion Casting: DeSaad has the ability to appear the way he wishes to be seen, either in his true form, or another persons form.[1]
  • Superhuman Strength: Desaad can gain power from those in pain.
  • Mind Control: Desaad has the ability to mentally influence others.

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