|“||I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your hand. 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.||„|
Superman's (and by extension, the Justice League's) most powerful enemy, Darkseid is the absolute ruler of Apokolips who seeks to rule the entire universe. To this end, he seeks the Anti-Life Equation, which will allow him to control all sentient life in the universe.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-B
Origin: DC Animated Universe
Speed: Hypersonic+ combat speeds with Massively Hypersonic reactions (Comparable to Superman)
Lifting Strength: Likely Class M
Striking Strength: Small City Class
Durability: Small City level (Took numerous blows from a bloodlusted Superman)
Stamina: High (Can easily take on the entire Justice League, was relatively unfazed even after taking numerous punches from a bloodlusted Superman)
Range: Standard melee range normally; Several meters with the Agony Matrix
Standard Equipment: Kryptonite Knife, Agony Matrix
Intelligence: Darkseid is one of the most powerful and dangerous beings in the universe, having conquered innumerable planets in his quest take over the universe. He possesses a 12th-level Intellect, as proven by his ability to comprehend the Anti-Life Equation, a feat which only Brainiac and Lex Luthor have replicated. In addition, he is adept in brainwashing and torture techniques, using them to retain his iron grip over Apokolips. He is also a capable hand-to-hand combatant who can easily take on the entire Justice League and has nearly unerring accuracy with his Omega Beams.
Weaknesses: Darkseid is sadistic to the extreme, and believes in his ability to corrupt and control others - both of which often lead him to toy with or capture his opponents rather than use his full power.
- Omega Beams: Darkseid can fire red beams from his eyes that seek their targets with nearly unerring accuracy. Their effects vary based on Darkseid's intent, ranging from concussive force, to teleportation, to outright disintegration. Only beings as durable as Superman have been shown to be able to survive it, and only Batman has dodged it despite its ability to home in on the target (and only because there was a Parademon nearby to use as a shield), a feat praised by Darkseid himself.
- Agony Matrix: Darkseid can release a field that causes the target's pain receptors to flare uncontrollably, which he describes as "the worst pain you could ever imagine times a thousand... continuing forever..."