The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life.
~ Darkseid to Superman

Surrender to Darkseid or face death.
~ Darkseid

The ultimate evil requires that everyone alive, everywhere in the universe, should bend to its whim. That is my aim.
~ Darkseid

I. Am. The. New. God. All is one in Darkseid. This mighty body is my church. When I command your surrender, I speak with three billion voices. When I make a fist to crush your resistance. It is with three billion hands. When I stare into your eyes and shatter your dreams. And break your heart. It is with six billion eyes. Nothing like Darkseid has ever come among you; nothing will again. I will take you to a hell without exit or end. And there I will murder your souls! And make you crawl and beg! And die! Die! DIE FOR DARKSEID!
~ Darkseid

Darkseid is a character from DC Comics whose rank among the most powerful of his universe made him a staple Superman villain and arch-enemy of the Justice League.

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Battles Royale

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Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents


Long ago in the Fourth World, Uxas lived on the planet Urgrund where his people worshipped the Old Gods who needed their prayers to survive. But Uxas despised the Old Gods and, after one of them rampaged in his village, manipulated the deities to fight amongst themselves in the event known as Ragnarok. Uxas proceeds to absorb the fallen gods' powers for himself, transforming into the first New God: Darkseid. After Iyaza was transformed into a New God by the Sky Father when he begged for the return of his beloved Avia from dead, the brothers battled before Darkseid used his power to split the planet in two and crafts one half into a new world: Apokolips, where he reigns over his slave population of immortals as god-king with the only opposition being his brother, now known as Highfather, and the New Gods of New Genesis. In time, Darkseid learned of other worlds beyond the Fourth World and sought to counter the known universe while solving the Anti-Life Equation to rule all life. But he receives new opposition in Superman and the Justice League.

Death Battle Info

  • IQ: 12th level intellect

As a New God, with near limitless stamina, high immunity system, and immortality, Darkseid is a being of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. He can also gradually heal from any wound inflicted on him from being stabbed in the eyes to disintegration. As the New Gods all reside in a dimension outside the normal universe known as the Fourth World, Darkseid can appear in any alternate reality via an Avatar body in his likeness which he controls telepathically.

Darkseid is on par with Superman in physical strength, able to shatter Lantern constructs (of almost any color) and defeat multiple superhumans on his own. While not as fast as the Flash, Darkseid can keep up with the speedster in a fight with a reaction time of mere microseconds. While Darkseid can survive everything from a planetary destruction to the collapse of a dimension, though items of his dimension can hurt him, he can be wounded by the likes of Superman or Martian Manhunter or with non-Fourth World weapons of magical origins. Darkseid also shares his kind's vulnerability to Radion, though his armor and power allow him to survive what would be a fatal dosage of the substance.

Like all New Gods, Darkseid's power is derived from relative proximity to the Source of all existence. But in Darkseid's case, he taps into the entropic aspects of the Source. This results in him using the cosmic energy field known as the Omega Effect, which allows him to transverse through time and space along with breaking dimensional barriers. Darkseid normally uses the energy in the form of Omega Beams shot from his eyes that never miss their target (as they can rotate at sharp angles while moving). The concentrated beams are potent enough to harm Superman, destroy planets, vaporize average beings, and can hit some of the fastest characters in DC like Flash and Superman. Darkseid can also focus his Omega energy in other ways that include universe-wise telepathy and telekinesis, flight, manipulating matter and energy,


Though powerful in his own right, Darkseid also has the military might of Apokolips at his command, having subjugated his people long enough that they and those converted into Paradaemons worship him and end up sacrificing their own lives in his service. In certain events, Darkseid uses items to deal with his opposition and give him an edge.

  • Agony Matrix: An energy-field-based weapon that causes direct neural stimulation of every pain receptor in a person, causing unfathomable torture. Darkseid claims its 'the worst possible pain you can imagine, times 1000'. While it would kill an average person within minutes, a super-powered being like Superman would only lay on the ground while writhing. [1]
  • Apokolips' Power Feed: Whenever he needs to replenish his lost strength, Darkseid seals himself in the heart of Apokolips and syphon the planet's life energy. But it can be a dangerous risk since Darkseid must remain until the replenishment is complete and effect the drain has on Apokolips' unstable mass.
  • Boom Tubes: Portals that allow Darkseid to travel across dimensions. Depending on the story; these are either summoned by technology (normally a remote control) or by Darkseid's magic.
  • Occasionally uses kryptonite weapons. [2]

The Anti-Life Equation

A power to manipulate the wills of others, Darkseid spend eternity to find the equation to make everyone in the universe like those on Apokolips. Darkseid would eventually obtain the equation while traversing the multiverse: "loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding × guilt × shame × failure × judgment n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=dark side." This allows him to turn anyone into a mindless slave devoid of free will and personal identity, save those who could resist it like Static.



  • Darkseid is vulnerable to Radion (a lethal substance to New Gods, conceptually similar to Kryptonite for Kryptonians).
  • Omega Beams can be stopped if it hits a different target during its initial pursuit. For example Batman and Flash using Parademons as human shields.
  • Omega Beams have been proven ineffective against the likes of Wonder Woman's bracelets.
  • Omega Beams were unable to harm Doomsday and Mxyzptlk.
  • Can be pushed into his own Boom Tubes; temporarily banishing him
  • He is often overconfident and does not use his powers to their fullest extent.
  • Was once a McDonalds employee.


  • Failed to defeat High Father; agreeing to a peace treaty instead of finishing the war
  • Has lost in battles against Superman multiple times (especially since Superman is willing to go all out against Darkseid).
    • His Omnipresent true form was killed by Superman's shriek. [3]
  • Was easily defeated by Doomsday.
  • Was shot by Batman (Batman was okay with this). The bullet was made out of Radion and so was fatal to Darkseid.
  • Was once mugged by ordinary humans.


  • Darkseid's face was inspired by Jack Palance; who has a large face, small eyes and frequently played the role of merciless villains. Darkseid's personality was inspired by military dictators like Hitler.
  • Apparently has agents in even the least expected places, one of these achievement get a porn video of Superman and Big Barda (No, am not joking).