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Voiced By: Steven Blum

Classification: Power Character

Biography: The ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid is a merciless tyrant demanding unwavering devotion and utter fear from all his subjects. A being of unparalleled strength, he prefers not to deal with combat unless provoked to action.

Intro: Darkseid grins evily as he sits in his throne room in Apokolips before entering a boomtube, appearing in the arena, saying "Earth now belongs to Darkseid...", ready to fight.

Post-Round Taunt: Raises his hand up, saying "Pafetic Earthling..." or he laughs evily.

Outro: Darkseid laughs evily, looking down at the opponent before saying "Now, the invasion begins...", looking up at the sky as various boomtubes open in the sky, parademons flying out to invade.

Special Moves:
Omega Beam: Darkseid blasts his infamous Omega Beams from his eyes at his opponent. (Meter Burn: It does more damage and is faster.)
Anti-Air Omega Beam: Darkseid blast his Omega Beams from his eyes at the airbourne opponent. (Meter Burn: It does more damage and is faster.)
Omega Tremor: Darkseid slams his fists into the ground creating a shockwave around him, knocking the opponent in the air if close enough. (Meter Burn: When the opponent goes up into the air, he grabs the opponent by the neck, throwing them down, bouncing them up, open for a free hit or combo.)
Omega Knee: Darkseid leaps at his opponent, knee out, hitting the opponent to the ground.
Omega Force: Darkseid leaps high into the air and then comes down like a meteor, creating a quick shockwave and possibly landing on his opponent. (Meter Burn: After he lands on the opponent, he slams his fists into their face two times.)

Forward: Grabs the opponent and throws them into the air in front of him, blasting them back to the ground with a Omega Beam blast.
Back: Grabs the opponent and throws them into the air behind him, blasting them back to the ground with a Omega Beam blast.

Character Trait:
Omega Effect: Darkseid's eyes glow red, becoming near invulnerable, preventing pop-up combos, makes enemy's projectiles ineffective and cancels throws for a short while.

Super Move:
Apokolips Now: Darkseid roars in anger as he charges the opponent, tackling them into a boomtube portal that appears behind them, sending them to Apokolips to which he throws the opponent to some Parademons who attack the opponent. Darkseid jumps down and starts beating the opponent with his fists before blasting the opponent back with his Omega Beams into another boomtube, sending the opponent back.

Ending: Darkseid was angered and enraged at the death of his son Kalibak at the hands of Superman. But brute force wouldn't help him in his plans, so Darkseid instead offered his and his planet's support for the Regime, seeking to destroy them from the inside and when they fought the Insurgency at Stryker's Island, Darkseid made his strike, killing both groups personally before focusing his attention on other universes...

Clash Quotes:

Standard Quotes:
"Remember, victory has its price."
"On Apokolips, i am God!"
"Bow to me..."
"All is one for Darkseid!"
"I cannot be destroyed!"
"You may live to witness my triumph."


Darkseid- "There is only one God. Me."
Ares- "Liar!"

Darkseid- "Last taste of war you'll taste!"
Ares- "I'll make it last."

Darkseid- "You can't harm me."
Batman- "Then you don't know me."

Darkseid- "A simple Kryptonian toy."
Doomsday- "Die!"

Darkseid- "Superman can't you kill you, i can."
Doomsday- "Try!"

Darkseid- "Can't kill a New God."
Doomsday- "Sounds fun!"

Darkseid- "Your brain will not save you."
Lex Luthor- "Yeah, doubt that."

Darkseid- "You envy me."
Lex Luthor- "Yes, i envy you're uglier than me."

Darkseid- "You will die Krypotian!"
Superman- "Not today!"

Darkseid- "You will kneel before Darkseid!"
Superman- "Where have i heard that before?"

Darkseid- "You killed my son!"
Superman (Regime)- "He attacked Earth at your orders!"

Darkseid- "Revenge is mine!"
Superman (Regime)- "I'll drag your corpse back home!"


Ares- "I am the God of War!"
Darkseid- "I am the New God."

Ares- "Your Omega Beams won't hurt me."
Darkseid- "Prove it."

Batman- "Go back or your planet's dead."
Darkseid- "You do have it in you."

Doomsday- "You will die New God!"
Darkseid- "Not likely."

Doomsday- "I will break your face!"
Darkseid- "Mindless creature."

Doomsday- "You're not Superman!"
Darkseid- "You're right, i'm worse."

Lex Luthor- "If anyone kills Superman, it's me!"
Darkseid- "Not if i kill you first."

Lex Luthor- "Your not a God."
Darkseid- "On Apokolips, i am."

Superman- "This ends now Darkseid!"
Darkseid- "At this rate, not likely."

Superman- "Go back to Apokolips!"
Darkseid- "Not till Earth is mine!"

Superman (Regime)- "I knew you'd betray me!"
Darkseid- "Just to get closer to you."

Superman (Regime)- "You'll die like Kalibak!"
Darkseid- "You will die for those words!"

- Steven Blum has also voiced Darkseid in the upcoming "Justice League: War" along with voicing Logan/Wolverine in multiple "X-Men" games and cartoons and Spike Spiegel in "Cowboy Bebop".
- If you play as Darkseid in the Hall of Justice Arena, when you activate the Boomtube stage transation, Orion will be in his throne instead.
- Darkseid is considered a all around fighter.
Darkseid of the moon, there, easy joke.

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SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a shame that Darkseid wasn't playable in Injustice. In fact, he was the only DC character in MK vs DC to not be playable. He was instead included as a cameo as part of a stage transition.
SchwarzDrago Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Michael Ironside would have been a better choice for Darkseid but yeah Steven Blum's a good Darkseid
Guyverman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
He should be voiced by Frank Welker.
MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I didn`t know Darkseid cared about Kalibak enough to actually kill Superman 
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It's not that he cared, he just felt insulted, the one man who could actually kill Darkseid if he wanted, goes ahead and kills his song instead. So yeah.
SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know he's a villain and all, but I can't help but feel sorry for Darkseid. There can be times when I take pity on the villains.
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Avenge Kalibak? Well, he did love Kalibak's mother, but avenging him seems a bit too OOC. And the laugh. Darkseid gives an evil grin every now and then, but laughing seems a bit much. I figured his win scene would depict him dragging his opponent back to Apokolips and tossing him/her to the slave mines.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I understand, he's never been a fan of Kalibak (And he really did love Kalibak's mom.), but way i see it, Superman, the one guy who can put up a fight against Darkseid, KILLED his son, not the normal "Oh hey, you're going to jail.", but killed him. Course, Darkseid would be insulted and mad.

And the laugh, it's just a small laugh, not like a big evil one, just a simple small, but still scary laugh.

But that win pose does sound cool.
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It was from an Injustice fanon site. But I could see Darkseid feeling a bit insulted that Superman destroyed "something that belongs to [him]". He said something like that when Trooper Goodness (later Granny Goodness) killed one of the military instructors overseeing the training of his soldiers:

"By what right do you presume to take what is mine?"

I think a really scary one would be for him to simply use the Omega Beam on his fallen opponent. The character vanishes, and then Darkseid looks at the screen before returning to Apokolips and sitting on his throne, leaving it ambiguous as to whether or not he killed his opponent or sent them to the slave mines.
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
From what I've heard, Steve Blum will be badass as Darkseid. He might not live up to Michael Ironside's Darkseid, but he will nevertheless be awesome. And I really want Darkseid in the game, since he needs to be elevated from stage hazard to playable. Also, I really thought Darkseid would have told Regime Superman that he essentially took over Earth and made it into his own version of Apokolips, calling him a "good student" or something to piss him off.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013

And i went with him seeking revenge (Recurring theme for DLC XD JK) for his son's death, but instead of straight up asskicking, he'd be more... "Sneaky", more take 'em down from the inside before striking.
OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Hm. o.o Didn't know there was a new one with Steve Blum taking a crack at Darkseid. Can't really picture him, but it should be interesting to say the lease. And yeah, I was bummed that Darkseid was demoted to being a stage hazard, especially since he was the one MK/DC vet that wasn't playable.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Watch the "Justice League: War" preview on youtube, only hear him say one line, but i think it works.

And yeah, same here, figured i had to bring him back.
SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Only thing I would change is swapping Steve Blum for the man who voiced Darkseid for over 15 years......Michael Ironsides! :D
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Trust me, i would too, but others were replaced (Getting the guy who voiced Lex Luthor in "Young Justice" instead of Clancy Brown for Lex Luthor), so i figured it wouldn't hurt if they replaced Darkseid's VA, plus Steve is gonna voice him in "Justice League: War" And it looks like he's gonna do a good job.
sprite-genius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I can understand Gorilla Grodd, since I imagine the Grodd in the Stryker's Island stage looking different, but Ididn't think it's=d be possible for Darkseid to be a DLC due to him being part of a stage transition in the Hall of Justice. But good job noneoftheless.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Eh, true, but i figured "Why not?" and had to include him, besides from Rorschach or John Constantine, i been focusing on B-C lister characters, why not include a big A list villain? XD But thanks.

And i kinda pictured Grodd looking the same as he did in Stryker's Island since Martian Manhunter looks the same as the Justice Tower version of him, only more detailed.
MalchiortheDraco Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Okay...I have to say...that I wasn't expecting Darkseid, but I'm happy to see him...Though I doubt that he want revenge for the death of Kalibak.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Well, Kalibak wasn't his favorite, but Darkseid still wouldn't be happy that the guy who kept beating him (Superman) outright killed his own son.
MalchiortheDraco Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Hregt15 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

I've imagined that if Darkseid joined Injustice, he'd probably be as cheap as Shao Kahn.


This one was great as the others.

jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Eh, maybe. XD

And thanks.
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