Darkseid is an antagonist of Harley Quinn. He is a New God and tyrannical ruler of the New Gods on Apokolips.

He makes his full debut in the episode, "Inner (Para) Demons" when Harley seeks him out per Doctor Psycho's will to get her hands on his army of parademons. However, she sends them back after seeing the destruction she caused at Gotham and realizes that's not really what she wants. 

During "A Fight Worth Fighting For", Darkseid reveals that he is still searching for the Anti-Life Equation.  


Darkseid's behavior is befitting of a power-craving despot as he indulges in grandiloquent speech, plans universal conquest and acts of ultra-violence. As a prime example, Darkseid personally murders Forager in a grotesque manner immediately after delivering a harsh speech announcing his victory in a war over Forager's forces. Likewise his responds to most people is in a blunt manner, immediately deducing people's intentions and questioning their commitment towards their goals. He is difficult to please and demands grand gestures of obedience and power in order for people to prove themselves, as was the case of Harley and Doctor Psycho offering to conquer planet Earth for him. Any acts of betrayal or disloyalty towards him is met with anger on his part and an oaf of vengeance. Despite this, he is not without a sense of restraint, as was the case of him returning to Apokolips after Harley refused for a second time to rule over Earth. He described himself as being both baffled and impressed at Harley's choices. He also does not take kindly to being given nicknames such as D-Train and Big D, angrily glancing over those who called him such.

On a strangely lighter note, he refuses to use the "C word", but nevertheless calls Doctor Psycho a dwarf, thus showing off a double standard regarding slurs.


  • Omega Beam: Darkseid can fire red energy beam from his eyes that can disintegrate its target, banish them to another dimension or just torture them.
  • Superhuman Strength: Darkseid was easily able to crush Forager's head between his fingers.


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