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Why should Darkseid fear you?

Darkseid makes a cameo appearance in Injustice: Gods Among Us as a stage transition, who later appeared as a playable character via pre-order bonus for Injustice 2. He is also the first arch-nemesis of Superman.

About Darkseid

Uxas was born in the nightmare world of Apokolips to the royal family that reigned over it, namely it’s king, Yuga Khan, and his consort, Heggra. Ever since reaching adulthood, Uxas longed for the throne of Apokolips, but saw opposition in the form of his brother, Drax, also known as the extraterrestrial superhero Infinity-Man. Uxas had plotted his whole life to supplant both Heggra and Drax. He travelled to New Genesis and met a young man, who was peaceful by nature. Releasing his pet bird, Uxas convinced the man that his cat had eaten it, and that he should bury the cat alive. When the bird returned, however, the cat was already dead. Because of this, the man strangled it in a rage. The man soon assumed the name “Desaad”, and becoming Uxas’ most trusted advisor and the closest that the former ever had to a friend. His chance to rule Apokolips came when he discovered the Omega Realm. Drax intended to connect with it, but Uxas interrupted this and took the power for himself, seemingly killing Drax in the process. When he emerged from the chrysalis that formed around his body, he took on the name “Darkseid”, the most feared name in all of the god names in the ancient Apokoliptian lore books that no one dared assume, as his god name. Haggra, who detested Drax’s pacifist ways, was pleased with Darkseid’s ruthlessness. He eventually invaded Earth in search for what he believed was an “Anti-Life Equation”. During his attempts to find it, he battled many of the world’s superheroes, chief among them Superman, which quickly turned into an extremely antagonistic relationship. Since Superman founded the One Earth Regime, he has largely brushed off any threats involving Darkseid, let alone any mention of him at all, implying that he is not afraid to face Darkseid in spite of his immense power.

Biography

A being of pure hate incarnate, the lord of Apokolips, Darkseid demands the total subjugation of all existence. His merciless obsession has left a wake of suffering and obliteration as he seeks the Anti-Life Equation. With his invincible body, limitless strength, army of Parademons, and the annihilating power of his Omega Beams make him not only a threat to this world but to every world within reach.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Darkseid sits in his throne room, until any hero or villain is teleported to Apokolips from the Hall of Justice via a Boom Tube. He beats whoever appears and then hits him/her with his Omega Beams, which sends them flying back into the Boom Tube, teleporting him/her back to the Hall.

Injustice 2

Darkseid is the first downloadable character available for Injustice 2. Darkseid had arrived on Earth in hopes of exacting vengeance upon Superman, for he killed his son, Kalibak, in spite of the fact that Superman angrily brushed off any threats concerning Darkseid as the former was in the process of killing Kalibak.

Powers and Abilities

Darkseid (Injustice)

Darkseid's Omega Beams.

Darkseid is a being known as a "New God", which are inhabitants of the planets New Genesis and Apokolips. Darkseid is virtually impervious to physical harm, much like Superman. He also possesses superhuman strength, which rivals that of Superman. As a New God, Darkseid is virtually ageless. One of his most unique abilities is generating beams of intense energy from his eyes; unlike Superman, he can move them about in a zig-zag fashion, so they always hit their target. He is also capable of levitating, thanks to his telekinesis.

Despite all of his powers, Darkseid is by no means invincible. Like all New Gods, he is vulnerable to the element known as radion. A significant amount of it is enough to bring him to his knees. Beings of similar or equal strength like Superman are capable of weakening him in a fight as well.

Special Moves

  • Omega Blast
  • Omega Beams
  • Low Omega Beams
  • Upward Omega Beams
  • (Air) Omega Beams
  • Palm Blast
  • Flying Knee
  • Boom Tube
  • Boom Tube Away (Ability)
  • (Air) Boom Tube
  • (Air) Doom Stomp

Mobile Exclusive Moves

  • Fires of Apokolips: Darkseid calls upon an Apokolips crater to burn his opponent.
  • Dark Lord: What he cannot have, Darkseid will destroy.

Other Moves

  • Grab: Darkseid grabs his opponent and scorches their face with his Omega Beams before kicking them to the ground.

Character Trait

  • Gate To Apokolips: Darkseid opens a Boom Tube and summons a Parademon from Apokolips to assist him.

Super Move

  • Boss Darkseid: Darkseid fires his Omega Beams at his opponent, sending them into orbit. The Omega Beams smash the opponent through several satellites before Darkseid catches them in his enlarged hand, crushing them in it before pulling them through the Boom Tube back into the arena. If legendary gear is equipped, the initial blast will travel slower, but will also be unblockable. (Injustice 2)
  • I Am Many Things: Darkseid teleports his opponent to Apokolips. Lashina then lassos a rope on the opponent's throat, choking the opponent. She then throws the opponent with the rope, when Big Barda uppercuts the opponent. Darkseid then grows big and shoots his Omega Beam back to the stage. (Injustice: Gods Among Us iOS)
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    Darkseid Super Move-0

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    Apokolips Darkseid Super Move

Move List

Basic Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Order Strike [ ■ ] [ X ]
Brutal Kick [ ▲ ] [ Y ]
Pulse Burst [ X ] [ A ]
Breaking Chop [ ← + ■ ] [ ← + X ]
Dismissed [ ← + X ] [ ← + A ]
Punishment Punch [ → + ▲ ] [ → + Y ]
Death's Boot [ → + X ] [ → + A ]
Backhand [ ↓ + ■ ] [ ↓ + X ]
Rise of Power [ ↓ + ▲ ] [ ↓ + Y ]
Low Burn [ ↓ + X ] [ ↓ + A ]
Air Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Doom Slap [ ↑ + ■ ] [ ↑ + X ]
Crushing Boot [ ↑ + ▲ ] [ ↑ + Y ]
Power Burst [ ↑ + X ] [ ↑ + A ]
Throws and Escapes
Name PlayStation Xbox
Forward/Reverse Throw [ ← / → ■ + X ] [ ← / → X + A ]
Back Throw [ ■ + X ] [ X + A ]
Roll Escape [ → → R2 ] [ → → RT ]
Up Air Escape [ ↑ + R2 ] [ ↑ + RT ]
Away Air Escape [ ← + R2 ] [ ← + RT ]
Combo Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Surrender [ ■, ■ ] [ X, X ]
The Great Darkness [ ■, ■, ▲ ] [ X, X, Y ]
Starting The Apocalypse [ ■, ▲ ] [ X, Y ]
Eternal Desolation [ ■, ▲, ■ + X ] [ X, Y, X + A ]
Destroy [ ■, ▲, X ] [ X, Y, A ]
Raising Apokolips [ ■, ▲, X, ▲ ] [ X, Y, A, Y ]
Crush Resistance [ ← + ■, ▲ ] [ ← + X, Y ]
Uxas [ ← + ■, ↑ + X ] [ ← + X, ↑ + A ]
Punishment [ ▲, ■ ] [ Y, X ]
Anti-Life [ ▲, ▲ ] [ Y, Y ]
Bringing Death [ ▲, ▲, X ] [ Y, Y, A ]
Feel My Wrath [ ▲, ▲, ■ + X ] [ Y, Y, X + A ]
New Gods [ → + ▲, X ] [ → + Y, A ]
Special Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Palm Blast [ ↓ , → , ▲ ] [ ↓ , → , Y ]
Omega Beams [ ↓ , → , ■ ] [ ↓ , → , X ]
Low Omega Beams [ ↓ , ← , ■ ] [ ↓ , ← , X ]
Upward Omega Beams [ ↓ , ← , ▲ ] [ ↓ , ← , Y ]
Flying Knee [ ← , → , X ] [ ← , → , A ]
Doom Stomp [ ↑ , ↓ , → , X ] [ ↑ , ↓ , → , A ]
Boom Tube [ ↓ , ← , X ] [ ↓ , ← , A ]
Boss Darkseid [ L2 + R2 ] [ LT + RT ]
Character Power and abilities
Name PlayStation Xbox
Flying Parademon [ O ] [ B ]
Demon Blast (Flying) [ O ] [ B ]
Swooping Demon (Flying) [ → + O ] [ → + B ]
Charging Parademon [ ← + O ] [ ← + B ]
Demon Dive (Charging) [ O ] [ B ]
Demon Charge (Charging) [ → + O ] [ → + B ]
Explosive Parademon [ → + O ] [ → + B ]
Detonate (Explosive) [ O ] [ B ]

Ending

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Injustice 2 - Darkseid Ending!

The Coluan, Brainiac, was a genius without peer. But. I. Am. A God. I could not allow an errant intellect to steal the object of my vengeance. Superman refused to submit to my will, denied my conquest of Earth, and killed my son, Kalibak. He suffered and perished. But not until I told him exactly what would happen after he died. Kara Zor-El proved quite resilient, but eventually, Desaad broke her. She is a powerful weapon--a natural leader for my new, invincible breed of parademons, cloned from the DNA of Superman himself. Superman robbed me of my blood. Now, our score is settled. That is the will of Darkseid!

Costumes

Darkseid - Lord of Apokolips

To the right is the base skin for Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips. He is wearing his default gear. The remainder of his costumes can be found on his gallery page.

Trivia

  • His voice actor Michael Leon Wooley previously voiced him in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • In the comics, Darkseid is the authoritarian leader of the chaotic world, fittingly called Apokolips. He serves as a nemesis to all of New Genesis, Superman, and the Justice League.
  • In his clash quotes, he recognizes Sub-Zero and Raiden from his time as Dark Khan and is familiar with Shinnok, in reference to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, where Darkseid was the secondary antagonist, alongside Shao Khan.
  • His eyes only glow red when getting ready to use his Omega Beam, but when he is not, his eyes are black.
  • Darkseid is the oldest playable character in the Injustice franchise, being at least older than 245,000 years, which is one place ahead of Doomsday.
  • Unlike every other character in Injustice 2, Darkseid is the only one who doesn't yell or say anything before performing his super move.
Playable Characters
Injustice: Gods Among Us AquamanAresBaneBatmanBlack AdamCatwomanCyborgDeathstrokeDoomsdayFlashGreen ArrowGreen LanternHarley QuinnHawkgirlJokerKiller FrostLex LuthorNightwingRavenShazamSinestroSolomon GrundySupermanWonder Woman
DLC Characters BatgirlLoboMartian ManhunterScorpionZatannaZod
Injustice 2 AquamanAtrocitusBaneBatmanBlack AdamBlack CanaryBlue BeetleBrainiacCaptain ColdCatwomanCheetahCyborgDeadshotDoctor FateFlashFirestormGorilla GroddGreen ArrowGreen LanternHarley QuinnJokerPoison IvyRobinScarecrowSupergirlSupermanSwamp ThingWonder Woman
DLC/Preorder Characters AtomBlack MantaDarkseidEnchantressHellboyRaidenRed HoodStarfireSub-ZeroTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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