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The Anti-Life Equation is something of interest to Darkseid, who has been pursuing it for centuries. According to Granny Goodness, the equation is "
Life − Free Will = Anti-Life". The equation also poses as a threat to The Light's plans for unknown reasons.
In the DC comics, the Anti-Life Equation is a theory developed by Darkseid after he learned of the Martian concept of the "Life Equation". Supposedly, the Anti-Life Equation mathematically proves that hope, love, and freedom are all meaningless; exposure to the equation effectively destroys a person's free will. Darkseid finally succeeded in figuring out the Anti-Life Equation, and tried to release it over the Internet during the Final Crisis.