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As a result of the 2011 initiative, the New 52, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation's. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambig.
After the events seen in Flashpoint, Darkseid is now the first enemy the Justice League ever faced. He invaded multiple Earths throughout the New 52 while searching for his daughter, whose identity has not yet been revealed.
In another universe, the Old Gods were all powerful and relied on the prayer of the people despite not caring about them. Soon Uxas began putting lies and corruption in the minds of these "Old Gods" which sparked a battle between them. As the gods began to fall, Uxas began stealing the dying gods power for himself and turned into what is now known as Darkseid. Darkseid then begins to look for Dimensions to conquer with mostly no opposition. Unknowingly in part of the New God Kaiyo, He discovers Earth Prime and breaches the barrier between the two worlds. After battling and losing to the Justice League in that universe being forced to return home, he changes his strategy to something significantly more aggressive and devious.
Darkseid breached the barrier into Earth 2 where his army killed Wonder Woman and Superman, and forced Batman to sacrifice himself. When the citizens feel the war is over, it actually turns out Darkseid bided his time and released sleeper cells all over the planet. When Steppenwolf makes the attempt to destroy the World Army, Darkseid releases a clone of Superman who kills Steppenwolf, thousands of World Army Soldiers, and 1% of the earth's population.
New God Physiology: The beings of Apokolips call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space, even outside of the normal 52 universes. These New Gods have evolved due to taking up the powers of other gods and through the use of the Source, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of Apokolips are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance.
Omega Effect: Darkseid wields a cosmic energy field called "Omega Effect", which proves integral, as it is the core from which his other abilities manifest from. This effect allows him to transverse through time and space, also enabling him to break barriers and force-fields.
Omega Beams: Darkseid's main power. He focuses this power as a form of energy that he fires from his eyes. This effect is not only a relentless attack, but it is capable of teleporting the target to any location Darkseid chooses and recall them later or erase the target from the universe and similarly reform them. Darkseid has pinpoint control over his Omega Beams, and his unerring aim allows it to travel in straight lines or bend, twist or curve around corners. It has been shown that the Omega Beams are ineffective against the bracelets of Wonder Woman, as they were created from the Olympian Aegis. He has claimed that no being had yet withstood the full force of the Omega Beam, but Doomsday and Superman nonetheless survived the attack.
Erosion Blasts: Darkseid is able to project energy from his hands as well as his eyes. To this effect the blasts can sustain damages from eradication to withering in effect, using both aspects to a devastating degree.
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