History ComicBook / Darkseid

16th Aug '17 11:40:45 AM Njein
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* BadBoss: Speak out of turn? [[DisproportionateRetribution To the slave mines with you!]] Complete your assigned task? [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness You are no longer needed!]] ''Dare'' to question or [[YouHaveFailedMe fail]] glorious Darkseid? [[YouDoNotWantToKnow You]] ''[[YouDoNotWantToKnow do not]]'' [[YouDoNotWantToKnow want to know]].

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* BadBoss: Speak out of turn? [[DisproportionateRetribution To the slave mines with you!]] Complete your assigned task? [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness You are no longer needed!]] ''Dare'' to question or [[YouHaveFailedMe fail]] glorious Darkseid? [[YouDoNotWantToKnow You]] ''[[YouDoNotWantToKnow do not]]'' '''''[[YouDoNotWantToKnow DO NOT]]''''' [[YouDoNotWantToKnow want to know]].
7th Aug '17 6:54:21 PM MorphinBrony
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* {{Dystopia}}: He runs Apokolips as one, but it's also implied that Apokolips is a CrapsackWorld even ''without'' him. The difference is that without him to intimidate everyone into obedience and impose order they become a {{Planet of|Hats}} [[TheStarcream Starscreams]] who begin preying on each other and splinter into warring factions.

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* {{Dystopia}}: He runs Apokolips as one, but it's also implied that Apokolips is a CrapsackWorld even ''without'' him. The difference is that without him to intimidate everyone into obedience and impose order they become a {{Planet of|Hats}} [[TheStarcream [[TheStarscream Starscreams]] who begin preying on each other and splinter into warring factions.
27th Jul '17 8:13:44 PM Njein
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* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The TropeCodifier. Darkseid's ultimate goal is to use the Anti-Life Equation to rob everyone in the universe of happiness and free will, turning them into nihilistic, despairful mind-slaves whose only purpose in life will be to worship him. Apokolips itself is a kind of hellish space-age Greco-Roman world where the majority of the populace exist as slaves working to build a neverending supply of monuments to him; on the rare occasions when they rebel, Darkseid simply makes those slaves the new slavemasters and due to a lifetime of conditioning they are just as petty and cruel as their predecessors.

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* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The TropeCodifier. Darkseid's ultimate goal is to use the Anti-Life Equation to rob everyone in the universe of happiness and free will, turning them into nihilistic, despairful mind-slaves whose only purpose in life will be to worship him. Apokolips itself is a kind of hellish space-age Greco-Roman world where the majority of the populace exist as slaves working to build a neverending never-ending supply of monuments to him; on the rare occasions when they rebel, Darkseid simply makes those slaves the new slavemasters and due to a lifetime of conditioning they are just as petty and cruel as their predecessors.



* EvilOverlord: He provides the page quote.

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* EvilOverlord: Well, duh. He provides the page quote.



* ParentalFavoritism: Out of his three sons, he only shows respect towards Orion, but only because he's the strongest and most competent of the three.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Out of his three sons, he only shows has a grudging respect towards for Orion, but only because he's the strongest and most competent of the three.



* TheUnfavorite: Darkseid hates all three of his sons, but he hates the youngest, Grayven, most of all. Probably because Grayven is basically Darkseid-lite, there's nothing he can do that Darkseid can't do better; and he tries to be TheStarscream. Kalibak may be an [[DumbMuscle incompetent brute]] but at least he's loyal.

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* TheUnfavorite: Darkseid hates all three of his sons, but he hates the youngest, Grayven, most of all. Probably because Grayven is basically Darkseid-lite, there's nothing he can do that Darkseid can't do better; and he tries to be TheStarscream. Kalibak may be an [[DumbMuscle incompetent brute]] but at least he's loyal. Darkseid also grudgingly respects his second son Orion.
27th Jul '17 5:44:45 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': Voiced by Jonathan Adams.
19th Jul '17 7:59:43 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* AbusiveParents:
** He's a hateful parent to all of his sons. He even [[spoiler: killed his son Orion as part of his bid for conquering reality in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'']]. And [[spoiler: Orion]] was the son he remotely had any respect for. His treatment of his other sons is even worse.
** Darkseid's own parents weren't exactly Mother and Father of the Year either. His mother had the only woman he ever loved poisoned, and his father is arguably even worse tyrant than he is (but, thankfully, completely uninterested in anything except the Source itself).

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* AbusiveParents:
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AbusiveParents: He's a hateful parent to all of his sons. He even [[spoiler: killed his son Orion as part of his bid for conquering reality in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'']]. And [[spoiler: Orion]] was the son he remotely had any respect for. His treatment of his other sons is even worse.
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worse. Of course, Darkseid's own parents weren't exactly Mother and Father of the Year either. His mother had the only woman he ever loved poisoned, and his father is arguably apparently an even worse tyrant than he is (but, thankfully, completely uninterested in anything except the Source itself).is.



* AffablyEvil: Sometimes, DependingOnTheWriter.
** FauxAffablyEvil: However, this is his most common trait.

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* AffablyEvil: Sometimes, DependingOnTheWriter.
** FauxAffablyEvil: However, this is his most common trait.
DependingOnTheWriter. Most of the time he's closer to FauxAffablyEvil.



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: No, really. '''Don't.''' Make fun of him or hurl insults at him and he'll show exactly who you're messing with; you'll be lucky to walk away with your life. Best exemplified in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' when Dan Turpin throws some parting insults at him while he abandons his invasion of Earth in "Apokolips... Now!" and ends up dying almost in the time it takes Darkseid to ''look'' at him.



* {{Dystopia}}: Apokolips.

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* {{Dystopia}}: Apokolips.He runs Apokolips as one, but it's also implied that Apokolips is a CrapsackWorld even ''without'' him. The difference is that without him to intimidate everyone into obedience and impose order they become a {{Planet of|Hats}} [[TheStarcream Starscreams]] who begin preying on each other and splinter into warring factions.



--> '''Darkseid's internal monologue:''' Long, long ago, Darkseid and Master Mayhem trained together as warriors on Apokolips. Darkseid saw his friend defeat countless foes beneath the burning blaze of the planet's fire pits -- and always assumed his friend unkillable. As he watches the Armageddon creature tear his friend limb from limb with a swift brutality unimagined until this day -- Darkseid experiences the very first twinge of fear in his life.

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--> '''Darkseid's -->'''Darkseid's internal monologue:''' Long, long ago, Darkseid and Master Mayhem trained together as warriors on Apokolips. Darkseid saw his friend defeat countless foes beneath the burning blaze of the planet's fire pits -- and always assumed his friend unkillable. As he watches the Armageddon creature tear his friend limb from limb with a swift brutality unimagined until this day -- Darkseid experiences the very first twinge of fear in his life.



* PragmaticVillainy: His disgust of Desaad isn't because EvenEvilHasStandards. It's because Desaad is a petty sadist while Darkseid has far grander goals in mind. He thinks Sleez is a moron because he once mind-controlled Superman yet the best he could come up with was making him star in a porno.

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* PragmaticVillainy: PragmaticVillainy:
** There are very few methods he won't resort to to conquer or destroy the universe. TimeTravel, however, is one of them. There are simply too many ways it can go wrong to justify its use.
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His disgust of Desaad isn't because EvenEvilHasStandards. It's because Desaad is a petty sadist while Darkseid has far grander goals in mind. He thinks Sleez is a moron because he once mind-controlled Superman yet the best he could come up with was making him star in a porno.


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-->'''Uxas:''' The gods don't give a ''damn'' about us!
6th Jul '17 9:06:56 AM Njein
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** In ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', he was forced to seek help from The Quintessence to stop Main/TheJoker (who had Mr. Mxyzptlk's reality-warping powers) from potentially gaining the Anti-Life Equation, knowing the peril the cackling lunatic may cause to all of reality. Unfortunately, by the time he's presented his case, the Quintessence has already been reduced to imbeciles by the Joker.
6th Jul '17 8:50:04 AM Njein
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** Darkseid's own parents weren't exactly Mother and Father of the Year either. His mother had the only woman he ever loved poisoned, and his father is arguably even worse than he is (but, thankfully, completely uninterested in anything except the Source itself).

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** Darkseid's own parents weren't exactly Mother and Father of the Year either. His mother had the only woman he ever loved poisoned, and his father is arguably even worse tyrant than he is (but, thankfully, completely uninterested in anything except the Source itself).



** Darkseid himself dared not face his own father, Yuga Khan.

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** Darkseid himself dared not face his own father, Yuga Khan.Khan, who is ''even much worse'' than he is.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Darkseid's [[EvilMatriarch mother Heggra]] ''wanted'' him to be an evil bastard that would rule Apokolips with an iron fist. When Darkseid fell in love with the kind-hearted scientist Suli, Heggra realized her influence was [[LoveRedeems turning him into a nicer person]] so she had Desaad kill Suli with poison. As a result, Darkseid arranged for [[KarmicDeath her to be]] [[DeathByIrony poisoned by Desaad as well]] and went on [[StartOfDarkness the path that would make him the monster he is today.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Darkseid's [[EvilMatriarch mother Heggra]] ''wanted'' him to be an evil bastard that would rule Apokolips with an iron fist. When Darkseid fell in love with the kind-hearted scientist Suli, Heggra realized her influence was [[LoveRedeems turning him into a nicer person]] person]], so she had Desaad kill Suli with poison. As a result, Darkseid arranged for [[KarmicDeath her to be]] [[DeathByIrony poisoned by Desaad as well]] and went on [[StartOfDarkness the path that would make him the monster he is today.]]



* TheQuest: A villanous inversion; practically anything he does is related to his search for the Anti-life Equation.

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* TheQuest: A villanous villainous inversion; practically anything he does is related to his search for the Anti-life Equation.



* RaiseHimRightThisTime: [[spoiler:The finale of the Darkseid War event saw his daughter Grail kill him only to revive him as her pawn using the Anti-Life Equation. After she was tricked into killing him, he was separated from the Equation and reverted back to a baby. Grail vowed she would raise him with love, just as her mother did her, but we can only speculate whether it will work out -- and his smouldering red-orange eyes aren't exactly a step in the right direction...]]

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* RaiseHimRightThisTime: [[spoiler:The finale of the Darkseid War event saw his daughter Grail kill him only to revive him as her pawn using the Anti-Life Equation. After she was tricked into killing him, he was separated from the Equation and reverted back to a baby. Grail vowed she would raise him with love, just as her mother did her, but we can only speculate whether it will work out -- and his smouldering smoldering red-orange eyes aren't exactly a step in the right direction...]]
19th Jun '17 1:11:57 PM superboy313
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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Darkseid was initially intended to be, and frequently features as, the GreaterScopeVillain of the entire DC universe. He proved so popular, however, that he also makes semi-regular appearances outside of such a context. Thus, DependingOnTheWriter, he's a threat that has literally required rewriting reality to defeat, or he's [[TheWorfEffect easily defeated in a few panels.]] This is especially jarring when writers forget that Darkseid rarely gets involved in personal combat not because [[GeniusBruiser he's weak]], but because most characters aren't [[BerserkButton stupid enough to try.]]

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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Darkseid was initially intended to be, and frequently features as, the GreaterScopeVillain of the entire DC universe. He proved so popular, however, that he also makes semi-regular appearances outside of such a context. Thus, DependingOnTheWriter, he's a threat that has literally required rewriting reality to defeat, or he's [[TheWorfEffect easily defeated in a few panels.]] This is especially jarring when writers forget that Darkseid rarely gets involved in personal combat not because [[GeniusBruiser [[TheManBehindTheCurtain he's weak]], but because most characters aren't [[BerserkButton [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough to try.]]
19th Jun '17 12:11:00 PM superboy313
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*** Though, it's notable that in the New 52, the Anti-Monitor is ''terrified'' of Darkseid, and feels like he needs to devour more universes to even stand a chance against him.

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*** Though, it's notable that in the New 52, the Anti-Monitor is ''terrified'' of Darkseid, and feels like he needs to devour more universes to even stand a chance against him. [[spoiler: Needless to say, it didn't work.]]
18th Jun '17 3:19:44 PM Ace1225
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* BadassCape: During in his Silver Age.

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* BadassCape: During in his Back during the Silver Age.
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