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Darkseid is an ancient and terrifyingly powerful extraterrestrial New God of Apokolips, the unchallenged supreme leader of a vast army of Parademons, and superior of Steppenwolf[2].



Darkseid was born many millennia ago on the distant planet Apokolips, eventually becoming supreme leader of the vast Parademon army, and at some point making Steppenwolf his herald and second-in-command[2].

First Invasion of Earth

30 millennia before the Black Zero Event, he ordered Steppenwolf to conquer Earth, but the latter's army was successfully fought off by the combined efforts of the Amazonians, Atlanteans and humans, thus losing three of the Mother Boxes, and forcing Steppenwolf to retreat, back to Darkseid's side. Each of the three factions of the army that helped save the Earth would be given one Mother Box, and were forced to hide them.

Communion of Earth

Shortly after human supergenius Lex Luthor from Earth made contact with Steppenwolf and learned of the three Mother Boxes,[3] Darkseid ordered his second-in-command to journey to Earth, to search for and retrieve the Mother Boxes, bringing with him a vast army of Parademons.

Powers and Abilities

  • New God Physiology: As a New God, Darkseid is a terrifyingly powerful divine being, enough to surpass even the already tremendous might of Superman, to command the Parademon army of Apokolips unchallenged, and to instill a willingness in Steppenwolf to not disobey his orders[4].
    • Longevity: It is unknown whether Darkseid is either extremely long lived or immortal and immune to aging all-together - however, Darkseid is still alive in the 21st century, despite being over 30 millennia old.

  • Expert Leader: Darkseid, due to having many millennia of experience ruling over Apokolips, is an extremely skilled leader, able to command his herald Steppenwolf and the vast Parademon army unchallenged, inspiring fierce loyalty in them.

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  • Mother Boxes (Formerly): Darkseid originally owned 3 Apokoliptan Mother Boxes, though they would be lost in Steppenwolf's first invasion of Earth. They would be given to the Amazon, Atlantean and human factions of the massive army that drove Steppenwolf's first invasion away, with one of the 3 eventually fusing itself to the body of Victor Stone. 30 millennia later, Darkseid sends Steppenwolf to Earth once more, to recover them all.






  1. Steppenwolf's Relationship with Darkseid Revealed
  2. 2.0 2.1 Justice League & Wonder Woman get new plot synopsis
  3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  4. Ciaran Hinds confirms he’s Steppenwolf in ‘Justice League’; reveals new plot details - BatmanNews

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