Known Relatives: Yuga Khan (father); Orion (son); Kalibak (son)
Weight: 1815 lbs.
First Appearance: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (December 1970)
The ruler of the hellish planet Apokolips, Darkseid is without doubt one of the most feared beings in the universe. One of the most powerful of the 'New Gods', he holds the entire population of the planet in absolute dread of him. His ambition to rule is ruthless, and his schemes were often devious, but Darkseid is nevertheless a man of honour, and holds a deep respect for a number of those who oppose him.