Worshipped as the "God of Evil", Darkseid is one of the most powerful beings in existence and the supreme monarch of planet Apokolips. Considered as one of the Justice League's worst adversaries, the greatest enemy of New Genesis and one of the greatest threats to the DC Multiverse, he seeks to bend everything and everyone to his will and remake the cosmos in his image, while searching for the Anti-Life Equation.
When the Old Gods fell in Ragnarok, the New Gods filled the void. But this was a cycle, and the power, methodology and ultimate fate of the Old Gods remained within the New Gods. All that is Darkseid's has been taken by him through blood and force. It is unsure how Uxas evolved into the embodiment of evil that he is now. But it is known that two key events propelled him on his path. First, Uxas killed his mother, Heggra, to wrest control of Apokolips from her after Yuga Khan, his father, was trapped on the Source Wall in his attempt to unlock the secret of The Source. Then Desaad betrayed Drax, Uxas' brother, as he was trying to master the Omega Effect. Uxas then killed his brother, rightful heir to the Omega Effect. With power and a drive to accomplish his goals without regret or remorse, Uxas took up his God Name: Darkseid.
At one point, and for the only time in his life, Darkseid fell in love. He took as his wife a woman named Suli, a scientist who believed in using power not for conquering but for the common good. Queen Heggra, terrified that Suli might "corrupt" her son, had Desaad assassinate her, but not before she bore Darkseid a son named Kalibak. Upon Suli's death, Darkseid had Desaad poison his mother as revenge then eternally turned his back on the concept of love.
New 52 Origin
As a mud grubber on his home world, Uxas despised the Old Gods. Feeling they cared little about him and his people. Enraged by another Old God rampaging through his village, Uxas traveled up the sacred mountain were the Old Gods slept. As they slept, Uxas whispered into the ears of all the Old Gods, causing them to turn on one another. They clashed and as they were weakened by battle, Uxas killed them one by one. Absorbing their great power, Uxas was transformed into Darkseid. His appearance was altered and outwardly he showed a rocky and greyish appearance. Armor began to wrap around his body covering his body and head. His beard was covered and he no longer had brown hair.
Powers and Abilities
The evil New God Darkseid is one of the most powerful beings in the DC Multiverse and has conquered entire universes through his immeasurable powers, iron will, cunning intellect and the military might of the entire realm of Apokolips that worships him as the God of Evil. While thought of as just like any other New God, Darkseid is in fact an entity as a result of the host bonding themselves with the Omega Effect. Uxas is the best known Darkseid however currently Lex Luthor is the New Darkseid. His true power can be measured with the likes of Trigon and the Anti-Monitor.
New God Physiology
The beings of Apokolips and New Genesis call themselves gods and live in a realm called the Fourth World which is outside normal space and time. Their strength is due to their relative proximity to the Source, a mysterious energy which fuels the divine powers of the beings in Apokolips and New Genesis, as well as other powerful beings in the DC Multiverse. The New Gods are singular through the Multiverse and exist in every universe as a manifestation of their true selves.
Superhuman Strength: Uxas is a very powerful being from the planet Apokolips. His strength easily exceeds 100 tons as he is one of the strongest characters in the DC universe. However, his strength varies on his incarnation. Despite his strength fluctuations, his strength alone is a force to be reckoned with. He can easily destroy colossal objects, overpower far stronger characters especially cosmic beings, has the capability to bend and break any man-made material, lift massive objects, and easily demolish immensely fortified infrastructures. His strength is so great that he can easily overpower heavyweights such as Superman and Wonder Woman in hand to hand combat or even overpower the entire Justice League, including their heavy hitters. He has also been shown destroying a Green Lantern Ring with his bare hands, and he once effortlessly punched Superman into the Source Wall. He has effortlessly taken down the likes of Superman and Superboy numerous times with nothing more than one or two punches or even fought against the immeasurably powerful Anti-Monitor in single combat, as well as Alan Scott powered by an entire Multiverse's worth of elemental forces.
Grail is Darkseid's daughter, born to Amazonian assassin Myrina on the same day as Wonder Woman's birth. She is currently the Herald of the Anti-Monitor.
Powers and Abilities
As a hybrid of two powerful race and particularly as a Darkseid's daughter Grail possess powers strong enough to hurt Metron while sitting in his Mobius chair even when Anti-Monitor's antimatter could not. Grail was described as a planetary-level threat by A.R.G.U.S while they held her prisoner. Due to her few appearances most of her powers are still mystery, but as a New God/Amazon hybrid she possess at least following powers:
Superhuman Strength: As a New God/Amazonian hybrid Grail possess strength strong enough to overpower beings like Wonder Woman easily.
Superhuman Durability: Grail possess great durability against physical and energy attacks as she was able to fight against Wonder Woman and take punch and lightning attack from Shazam without any visible injury. She was also able to tank blast from Green Lantern without any discomfort.
Superhuman Speed: Grail's is able to move faster than even the finest human athletes as her fighting speed was at least a match against Wonder Woman.
Omega Beams: She has shown the ability to fire powerful red beams from her eyes that are either very similar or identical to her father's Omega Beams. These beams have been able to hurt Metron while sitting in his Mobius chair even when Anti-Monitor could not and break Wonder Woman's magical bracelets even while Darkseid could not.
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