Name: Darkseid, Prince Uxas of Apokalypse
Approximate Age: Unknown
Approximate Lifting Strength: Comparable to Superman in physical strength
Powers and Abilities: Strength, Endurance, Immortality, Invulnerability, Omega Beams, Genius Level Intellect
Created By: Jack Kirby
Publisher: DC Comics
Debut: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (1970) (Silver/Bronze Age)
Portrayed on Screen By: Various (Voice Only)
Fan Casting: Terry Crews maybe, James Earl Jones (Voice Only)
Prince Uxas, desiring to take the throne of Apokalypse, murdered his brother in an attempt to claim the Omega Force. The Force transformed Uxas into the familiar rock-like creature known as Darkseid. Darkseid led Apokalypse to war with New Genesis, a rival planet. The war nearly destroyed both planets, and ended in a covenant sealed by the exchange of sons. Orion, one of Darkseid’s two sons was sent to New Genesis to be raised by the Highfather, while Scott Free (Later known as Mister Miracle) was sent to be raised by Darkseid. Though Scott Free and Orion both grew to oppose Darkseid, the god of evil is not without champions. Kaliban, Darkseid’s first born son, Desaad his evil adviser, Granny Goodness, captain of his personal guard, and Glorious Godfrey with the power of mind control, all follow Darkseid’s orders to the letter. Darkseid also backs the earth-based Intergang, which uses Apokalyptan technology to run organized crime.
Darkseid’s ultimate goal is to reshape all life in his own image, under his rule. He plans to achieve this through understanding of the Anti-Lie Equation, a mysterious formula which gives the user complete control over the thoughts and actions of all living beings in the universe. Darkseid finally accomplishes his goal by the time of the Final Crisis. He is killed by his son Orion before any damage can be done, however, his life force lives on. The life force is sent back in time where he becomes “Boss Darkseid,” and uses the anti-life equation to spread his influence across the multiverse. Eventually, Darkseid faces off with Batman. Batman near-fatally wounds Darkseid, while Darkseid “kills” batman by sending him back into the time stream. Then some more confusing shit happens, resulting in Darkseid’s essence being separated from his host body. Superman then vibrates Darkseid to death, which seams a lot more anti-climactic than it actually is…probably…
The long and short of it is this, Jack Kirby created Darkseid to be the embodiment of pure evil, and he did a damn good job of it. He seeks to wipe out free thought and put everyone under his control. He is most known for clashing with Superman, and is probably most represents the opposite of everything that Superman stands for. The living god of evil has appeared in numerous DC series, and is rumored to be the major villain in the upcoming Justice League movie.