Darkseid first appeared in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 and was created by writer-artist Jack Kirby. The son of Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra, Prince Uxas, second in line to the throne of Apokolips, plotted to seize power over the planet. When his brother, Drax, attempted to claim the fabled Omega Force, Uxas murdered him and took the power for himself; transforming him into a rock-like creature, and taking a new name: Darkseid. At some point, he falls in love with an Apokoliptian scientist named Suli, with whom he has a son, Kalibak; however Suli is poisoned by Desaad on Heggra's behalf, who believes that Suli was corrupting her son. Following Suli's death, Darkseid's heart grew even colder, and has Desaad poison Heggra, finally becoming the supreme monarch of Apokolips. Darkseid had briefly been forced by his mother to marry Tigra, with whom he also had a son; after murdering his mother, Darkseid had both Tigra and their son, Orion, banished on Apokolips.

The destructive war between the rival planet, New Genesis, is stopped only with a diplomatic exchange of the sons of Highfather and Darkseid. Darkseid's second born son is surrendered to Highfather, while Darkseid receives Scott Free, who later becomes the master escape artist Mister Miracle. This eventually turns out to be a setback for Darkseid, with his biological son growing up to value and defend the ideals of New Genesis in opposition to his father; it has been foretold that Darkseid will meet his final defeat at the hands of his son in a cataclysmic battle in the fiery Armaghetto of Apokolips.

Seeing other gods as a threat, Darkseid invades the island of Themyscira in order to discover the secret location of the Olympian gods, planning to overthrow the Olympians and steal their power. Refusing to aid Darkseid in his mad quest, the Amazons battle his parademon troops, causing half of the Amazon population's death. Wonder Woman is able to gain her revenge against Darkseid for killing so many of her sisters by placing a portion of her own soul into Darkseid. This supposedly weakened the god's power as he lost a portion of his dark edge.

Darkseid's goal is to eliminate all free will from the universe and reshape it into his own image. To this end, he seeks to unravel the mysterious Anti-Life Equation, which will give him complete control over the thoughts and emotions of all living beings in the universe. While he has yet to obtain a working copy of the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid has tried on several other occasions to achieve dominance of the universe through other methods. He has a special interest in Earth, as he believes humans possess collectively within their minds most, if not all, fragments of the Anti-Life Equation. Darkseid intends to probe the minds of every human in order to piece together the Equation. This has caused Darkseid to clash with that of many superheroes of the DC Universe, notably, the Kryptonian Superman. Darkseid works behind-the-scenes, using superpowered minions in his schemes to overthrow Earth, including working through Intergang.

Following Darkseid's attempt to attack Earth using a brainwashed Supergirl, Superman, believing Darkseid has destroyed (a reformed) Supergirl, hurls Darkseid into the sun where Darkseid is beaten unconscious by Superman who throws him into the Source Wall. However, to pay a debt incurred to an alternate reality Darkseid and in order to realign the timeline, Superman later frees Darkseid from his entombment in the Source Wall. During his imprisonment in the Source Wall, Darkseid had been drained of his Omega powers. Desaad uses a mind-controlled Superman to retrieve Highfather's staff from the Source Wall, and use it as a conduit to recharge Darkseid's energies, via a portal to the Omega Realm.

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To me, Darkseid looks like a hybrid of Apocalypse and Thanos, with maybe a little Dr. Doom mixed in... yeah, you can tell I'm a Marvel guy. In my opinion, he's visually kinda drab and not very exciting. The way he holds his arms behind his back makes him look like turd. (It also suggests that he might have an itchy ass problem). Furthermore, Darkseid's helmet is very phallic. It's as if he became a fan of penises on one of his visits to Earth, and then instructed one of his lackeys to design a helmet to make his noggin look as close to a penis as possible. (DC should hire me for their storylines, I'd make DC characters seem more interesting.) We won't tell anyone your secrets, Darkseid.

So... "Apokolips" is the planet he rules??? *chuckle* ...Apokolips. *chuckle* That's such a... cute name. I think Darkseid traveled to Earth one day and asked some 6 year old girl what he should name his planet, and to write it down for him (because of course, Darkseid can't spell. He can't even spell his name right). So of course, the 6 year old girl then realizes Darkseid was the one who brought the apocalypse to Earth and decided to write down "Apokolips". And there you have it... Darkseid named his planet something the way a Kindergartener would spell something. I write all of my own stuff guys.

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