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Desaad is a henchman of the overlord of Apokolips, Darkseid, who is infamous for his sadism as he draws power from others' agony.

When Darkseid's forces attacked Earth, Desaad tortured Superman, planning to use his DNA to create more powerful Parademons. However, the invasion failed.


  • New God Physiology: The beings of Apokolips call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space, even outside of the normal 52 universes. These New Gods have evolved due to taking up the powers of other gods and through the use of the Source, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of Apokolips are immortal, stronger, faster and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance.
  • Mind Control: Desaad has the ability to mentally influence others.
    • Illusion Casting: DeSaad has the ability to appear the way he wishes to be seen, either in his true form, or another persons form.




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