Darkseid, born under the name Uxas, is a powerful New God who rules over his homeworld of Apokolips. He orders his uncle, Steppenwolf, as the general of his armies, and has them conquer other worlds and terraform them to resemble Apokolips.
At some point, Uxas took the name Darkseid and became ruler of Apokolips. Around 3,000 B.C, Darkseid ordered Steppenwolf to lead his armies to Earth to transform the planet into a twisted mirror reflection of Apokolips using the three Mother Boxes. However, he was defeated by the armies of the backwater planet, and a furious Darkseid banished him from the planet.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the DC Extended Universe and is an adaptation of Darkseid. The original character was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134.
- Darkseid has not yet appeared onscreen, but he has been referenced in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He will finally appear onscreen in the upcoming Zack Snyder's Justice League set to release on HBO Max in 2021.
- Darkseid will be portrayed by Ray Porter.
- Appearances of Darkseid (DC Extended Universe)
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- Character Gallery: Darkseid (DC Extended Universe)
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