Darkseid, born as Uxas, is the main antagonist of the DC Extended Universe, serving as the unseen overarching antagonist of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, and finally as the overarching antagonist of Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Uxas was born on the planet Apokolips billions of years ago, and began conquering planets before he was crowned ruler and gained the Omega Effect. His name is cursed and feared in every Universe. He ordered his uncle Steppenwolf to conquer planets in his name as a debt for betraying him.
First Invasion of Earth
Leading his army to the planet Earth, which they thought was easy and would try to conquer. Uxas marked the planet sensing a "hidden power" that he was yearning for. Upon the invasion he realized Earth was not as easy as he thought, and with the Humans, Atlanteans, Amazons, Old Gods and Green Lantern of the Green Lantern Corps joining together to confront him an epic battle.
With his Mystics, who worship the the Mother Boxes, uses them perform the Unity to terraform the Earth, Leading into battle against Earth's forces. The battle waged on but Uxas was weakened and defeated by the Old Gods while the Mystics were killed and Zeus stopped the Unity and was forced to retreat from Earth, leaving the Mother Boxes behind.
Sometime after, Uxas was crowned Ruler of Apokolips and gained the Omega Effect which made him even more powerful. During that time Steppenwolf betrayed him which led to Uxas exiling him over killing him. He tasked him with conquering over 50,000 planets.
Second Invasion of Earth
In 2017, Steppenwolf and a faction of Parademons arrived to Earth after Kal-El's death it awoke the Mother Boxes. In the search of the lost Boxes, Steppenwolf, informed Darkseid he had found the planet that holds the Anti-Life Equation. Darkseid informs him the if he performs the Unity and conquers Earth his exile will end, the Anti-Life Equation will be his and he will rule over all life. As the Unity was about to complete, Darkseid opened a Boom Tube to earth to witness the event in hopes of crossing over to rule but after Flash time travels to just before the Unity is complete, the Mother boxes separate.
As Steppewolf is killed his headless body is hurled at Darkseid's feet, he smashes Steppenwolf's head and closes the Boom Tube. Deciding what to do next he agrees that Desaad was correct with his assumption of Steppenwolf's failure but states that Anti-Life is found. Now is the time to go back to the old ways, as Uxas plans to make a return to Earth he readies the Armada and he will use "old ways".
After Steppenwolf failure to retrieve all 3 lost Mother Boxes from Earth, Darkseid and his army traveled there and conquered the world. After killing Lois Lane at some point, Superman gives into the Anti-Life Equation brainwashed and joins Darkseid and leds his army. He also invades Atlantis and kills Arthur and nearly all the other Atlanteans. He terraformed the Earth into a hellish world, activating Hellspores, emanating fire from the ground that dried the planet out. He also captures and enslaves the Amazons and kills Diana.
A small resistance led by Batman fought against Superman and Darkseid's army. The resistance consists of Barry, Slade, Mera, Cyborg, Joker, Harley Quinn before her death and more. They planned to kill Superman using Kryptonite they had, but it was revealed to only be green light bulbs. Capturing Batman and his team, Superman executed Batman and the remaining members of his team. Unbeknownst to Superman and Darkseid, Barry Allen with the help of Joker stealing a Mother Box traveled back in time to forewarn Batman of Earth's future.
Darkseid has grey, rocky skin with blue armor. He is bald and has a massive U shaped collarbone spanning his entire chest. He is a staggering 8”9 and is 1815 lbs.
Powers and Abilities
Darkseid is one of the most powerful members of the new gods and is one of the most powerful beings in the universe. His power is equal to even superman.
Superhuman strength: Darkseid possesses vast superhuman strength the full limits of which are unknown though his strength is known to be far superior to both Steppenwolf who was powerful enough to challenge and overpower most of the justice league did not dare challenge his nephew in battle and even superman himself . In his youth Uxas was capable of causing massive shockwaves with a simple downward swing of his spear effortlessly overpower large numbers of humans Atlanteans and Amazons . He even managed to overpower and kill a green lantern .
To be added
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (symbol; indirectly mentioned only)
- Justice League (film) (mentioned only)
- Zack Snyder's Justice League
- The New Gods
- Untitled Justice League film
- In the comics, Darkseid's birth name is Uxas.
- Lex Luthor had a painting of the fall of Lucifer where he looked like a winged version of Darkseid.