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Darkseid is a New God from Apokolips and an ally to the Light.[1]

Physical appearance

Darkseid has an imposing figure with accentuated musculature from head-to-toe. The dull blue tunic he wears has a black accent that runs down his torso and a belt with glowing red iconography of the New Gods. The armor encasing his chin and the majority of his head completes his outfit and contributes to his air of authority, while his rock-like skin and bright red eyes enhances his menacing demeanor.

History

Early life

An accord is struck between Darkseid and Savage, then going by "Genghis Khan".

Around the turn of the 13th century, Darkseid's forces attempted to conquer Earth but were faced with resistance from Vandal Savage, who at the time was using the name Genghis Khan and his army. Although Savage's army was defeated, Darkseid was intrigued by the Meta-human abilities Savage and his two sons displayed. He entered into a partnership with Savage, stating that they would join forces in order to conquer the Galaxy, however once this goal was accomplished, Earth and Apokolips would engage in a final battle for sole domination of the universe.[2]

Darkseid's alliance with Savage would eventually extend to his secret society known as the Light.[2] He sent technology to Earth via boom tubes.[3] The first tests took place in Bialya prior to September 4, 2010, including the delivery and study of the New Genesphere.[4] The Light later received shipments of Apokoliptan weapons.[5][6]

Through Desaad, Intergang also received Apokoliptan and stolen New Genesian technology.[7]

2016

 
Apokolips
July 5, 00:16 UTC

After Savage stole the Warworld and issued a warning to the galaxy of not to attack Earth, he headed to Apokolips where Darkseid was waiting for him. Darkseid greeted Savage as an equal, giving him a vigorous handshake as the neanderthal reassured him that it was "business as usual".[1]

2018

 
Oort Cloud
September 09, 01:47 UTC

Darkseid was contacted by Savage of the news of an impending attack from an alien armada. Unable to deal with the second fleet approaching Earth, Savage requested aid from Darkseid on the matter. Darkseid agreed and dispatched his son Kalibak, who aided Savage by annihilating the entire one of the armadas by sacrificing one meta-human.[2]

2019

 
Hollywood
January 22, post-00:16 EST

Granny Goodness contacted Darkseid, via hologram, and informed him that she had finally found the secrets to the Anti-Life Equation.[8]

 
Apokolips
January 22, 11:57 UTC

Darkseid contacted Savage and had him come to Apokolips.[9]

Following Granny Goodness's defeat, Darkseid and Savage came to a mutual understanding while torturing Granny.[10]

2020

In the months following Superboy's supposed death, Darkseid was approached by his killer, Lor-Zod, who sought his help to steal the Phantom Zone Projector that was stored in Metron's Inter-Dimensional Vault. Darkseid agreed to a winner-take-all deal like the one he had with Vandal Savage, but could not be directly involved with Lor-Zod's mission due to the truce between Apokolips and New Genesis, but provided resources to help.[11]

 
Apokolips
August 26, post-20:43 UTC

Darkseid met with Ma'alefa'ak after he arrested his 16th rebel. Later, they met again. Ma'alefa'ak asked for him to fulfill his promise. Speaking on his father's behalf, Grayven admonished Ma'alefa'ak for his impudence, then gave him one more task to perform before getting his reward. Grayven called forth Mantis with the Kaizer-Thrall and asked Lor-Zod to show himself. The latter revealed his Time-Sphere. Grayven ordered Ma'alefa'ak and Mantis to follow Lor-Zod's orders as if they were Darkseid's, and the trio went off in the Time-Sphere, with Darkseid not so much as turning to look at them.[12]

 
Apokolips
September 17, 00:00 UTC

Darkseid was introduced to Black Mary and Supergirl, the next generation of Furies, set to take the fight to the heroes who "betrayed" them.[13]

Power and abilities

  • Darkseid can project red, target-seeking beams from his eyes with ease.[2]

Appearances

Background information

  • In the comics, Darkseid is one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe. Once known as Uxas, a prince of Apokolips, he murdered his brother Drax for the throne and took the power of the fabled Omega Force for himself. As Darkseid, he sired many prominent offspring, and over the years, has clashed with many heroes, most notably Superman, and by extension the Justice League. He finally met his end in Final Crisis.
  • This is Darkseid's fifth animated appearance. He appeared in the later seasons of Super Friends, the DC Animated Universe (Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited), Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
  • Darkseid is voiced by Michael Leon Wooley, who previously voiced the character in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Injustice 2.
  • Darkseid was one of the few characters declared off-limits in the early production process, meaning that he could not be used during the first season.[14] That is why he's alluded to in "Disordered" but never explicitly named.[15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 18, 2019). "Evolution". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 7. DC Universe.
  3. Weisman, Greg (2013-10-10). Question #19048. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  4. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 11, 2011). "Bereft". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  5. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 17, 2012). "Image". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 21. Cartoon Network.
  6. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
  7. Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (November 11, 2011). "Disordered". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  8. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (August 6, 2019). "Unknown Factors". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 21. DC Universe.
  9. Callan, Jonathan (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (August 27, 2019). "Into the Breach". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 24. DC Universe.
  10. Krieg, Jim, Adams, Jeremy (writers) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (August 27, 2019). "Nevermore". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 26. DC Universe.
  11. Krieg, Jim, Volpe, Giancarlo (writers) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (April 21, 2022). "Encounter Upon the Razor's Edge!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 19. HBO Max.
  12. Stotts, Taneka (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (April 14, 2022). "Beyond the Grip of the Gods!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 18. HBO Max.
  13. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (June 9, 2022). "Death and Rebirth". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 26. HBO Max.
  14. Vietti, Brandon & Weisman, Greg (2021-11-02). "Ask US Anything: Greg and Brandon are here at 2:30pm PT Answering Young Justice Questions". Reddit. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  15. Weisman, Greg (2021-12-29). Tweet. Twitter. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
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