Who is Darkseid?
- The supervillain first appeared in the comic Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134
- He posseses the Anti-LIfe Equation which allows him to control all beings at his will
- While he can be deafeated, the God of Evil can never be destroyed
Darkseid is a merciless tyrant of Apokolips who has caused death and destruction by taking over countless worlds in the universe. He possessed the Anti-Life Equation which allows him to enslave all beings according to his will.
The character was created by Jack Kirby and appeared for the first time in the comic Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134.
The supervillain possesses many abilities including deception, mastery of hand-to-hand combat, intimidation, leadership skills, knowledge of quantum mechanics and a very high level of intellect.
He is not just any mad ruler who conquers other regions for fun, his aim is to rob the whole universe off the concept of free will.
Darkseid is the father of many sons. Most notably, Kalibak who became a brutal warrior for his father’s kingdom of Apokolips and Orion who was traded as a part of a peace deal with Highfather.
The tyrant stepped on Earth with hopes of conquering the planet and confronting Superman personally. He easily overpowered the superhero and was successful in defeating and capturing Superman.
However, his capture did not last for long as all of Earth’s heroes came together to save the planet. With Darkseid distracted by the defender’s assault Batman succeeded in releasing Superman from captivity.
Following this, the supervillain was pushed through a Boom-Tube for Cybord which sent Apokolips away from Earth.
The ruler of Apokolips is immortal, possesses superhuman speed which enabled him to match Zeus’ combat speed, superhuman stamina which allowed him to fight for seven days straight and superhuman strength with which he can defeat multiple superhumans simultaneously.
While the God of Evil can be defeated, don’t mistake yourself into believing that he can be destroyed. Because if he can remain unfazed even after a combined assault of the Justice League, he can survive anything.
Darkseid will always find a way to return and spread his rule all over the universe as long as malice and despair exist.