[[folder: Apokolips]]
The dreaded domain of Darkseid. It is the polar opposite of New Genesis.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Its inhabitants actually ''like'' their world the way it is, being cheerfully LawfulEvil, almost to a man. People who don't are either dead or leave.
* DeathWorld: As the worst {{Dystopia}} one could imagine.
* {{Hell}}: The New God equivalent of it.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Its name is a corruption of "apocalypse", and pronounced the same way, too.
* {{Mordor}}: A ScienceFantasy equivalent, but Apokolips is a dark, polluted, hellish planet with little to no sun and where everyone is AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* PollutedWasteland: Worst part is, this is probably one of the ''lesser'' horrible things you'll find on this planet.
* PuttingOnTheReich: According to Creator/JackKirby, Darkseid and his forces were intended to be [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazis]] turned UpToEleven.

->'''AKA:''' Uxas

The BigBad of the Fourth World, and later a prominent villain for Franchise/TheDCU as a whole, see [[{{ComicBook/Darkseid}} his own article]] for detailed info.

* ArchNemesisDad: To Orion.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Ruler of Apokolips. Also one of the few guys who can give ComicBook/{{Superman}} a run for his money.
* BigBad: Initially of the New Gods. He has since become this to ''the entire Franchise/DCUniverse''.
* BreakoutVillain: As noted above, he is now best-known as ''the'' biggest bad guy in the entire DC Universe.
* CardCarryingVillain: He knows he is evil, and he openly admits it.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Literally; he was born evil and grew up surrounded by nothing but evil.
* EyeBeams: His signature Omega Beams. They also double as SuperPersistentMissile.
* GodOfEvil: By virtue of being the ruler on a planet incarnating evil.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Dark'''seid. Can't get much more explicit than that.
* ObviouslyEvil: Then again, he doesn't exactly tries to hide it.
* OmnicidalManiac: His end goal is to get his hand on the Anti-Life Equation, which would allow him to become this.

!Darkseid's Elite
Darkseid's inner circle. After the God of Tyranny himself, these are the most potent and evil beings of Apokolips and the main instruments through which Darkseid works his dark will.

!!Amazing Grace
One of Darkseid's greatest minions, she pretends to organize a rebellion every once in a while. When it inevitably fails, the people are left hopeless again, solidifying Darkseid's control once more. She is Glorious Godfrey's sister.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Wears it.
* CompellingVoice: Her main power.
* DatingCatwoman: She was Superman's girlfriend, after Darkseid briefly rendered Superman amnesiac.
* InTheHood: Wears one.
* TheMole: Her entire function on Apokolips.
* RebelLeader: Her role consists in posing as one while being TheMole for Darkseid; obviously this results in her "rebellions" inevitably being crushed, [[BatmanGambit leaving people hopeless and further solidifying Darkseid's control over the planet.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit has AbsoluteCleavage and a distinct VaporWear.

Darkseid's advisor and chief interrogator. This spineless, wormy little man dreams of one day ruling Apokolips himself. He is Bernadeth's brother.

Desaad possessed [[{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel]] during ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', apparently [[ManIFeelLikeAWoman reveling]] in turning the pure young heroine into an oversexed murderer. He was exorcized when Captain Marvel Junior used Shazam's lightning to turn Mary back to her mortal self.

* AgonyBeam: Many of his devices have one.
* BlackCloak: Wears one.
* ButtMonkey: He is tortured or executed after every failure or betrayal, but he's a god, so it doesn't stick.
** AssholeVictim: [[{{Sadist}} Not like]] [[TortureTechnician he doesn't]] [[TheStarscream deserve it.]]
* CombatSadomasochist: He became one of these while he possessed Mary Marvel. He seemed to get off on ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} striking her, and started to blatantly [[FoeYay come on to her]] the more Supergirl fought.
* DirtyCoward: He's not very brave.
* EvilGenius: As Darkseid's [[TheDragon Dragon]] should be.
* InTheHood: Wears it.
* MeaningfulName: He is named after the Marquis de Sade.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: He's a wimp with no fighting skills compared to the other gods, but he's still much stronger and tougher than an ordinary human and immune to things like the Scarecrow's fear toxin.
* ObviouslyEvil: Like his master.
* {{Sadist}}: [[MeaningfulName Well duh]]
* SmugSnake: Arrogant but (relatively) weak.
* TheStarscream: He wants to rule Apokolips, but he's too afraid of his master.
* TortureTechnician: His specialty.

!!Devilance the Pursuer
The god of the hunt, Darkseid's chief tracker. He was a recurring foe of the Forever People. Devilance was eventually killed by Lobo.

* BladeOnAStick
* TheBusCameBack: Showed up [[DiabolusExNihilo out of nowhere]] in [[Comicbook/FiftyTwo 52]] to make life difficult for three characters lost in space. He hadn't been seen since the Forever People left him there.

!!Doctor Bedlam

Darkseid's chief scientist, who is a disembodied entity who inhabits a number of robotic clones called "animates".

* EvilGenius

!!Glorious Godfrey
->'''AKA:''' G. Gordon Godfrey / Rev. G. Godfrey Goode

Darkseid has Godfrey pose as a televangelist to turn the people against their superheroes and preach the gospel of "Anti-Life" -- unthinking obedience, making them easier to conquer. He is Amazing Grace's brother.

He set the events of the CrisisCrossover ''{{Comicbook/Legends}}'' in motion by assuming the mortal guise of "G. Gordon Godfrey", a PompousPoliticalPundit who drove the U.S. public to distrust its superheroes. He eventually overplayed his hand dramatically, and his attempt to wear the stolen helmet of Comicbook/DoctorFate punctuated his defeat.

During ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Glorious Godfrey possessed a human man and posed, again, as a televangelist to distract people from Darkseid's plan. He dies when his host body burns out and Darkseid refuses to create a new body for him.

* AscendedExtra: He actually was never a prominent character in the original Fourth World saga. As time went on, he became as prominent as Desaad and Granny Goodness due to his role in manipulating the public. His G. Gordon Godfrey persona managed to earn him a cameo on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and a later recurring role on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* BadHabits: Wears them.
* CompellingVoice: That can turn the masses into an angry mob out to destroy the resident superhero.
* DarkMessiah: He is the New God who preaches Anti-Life as a gospel that victims willingly accept, and not just a {{MacGuffin}} for mass mind-control.
* DivideAndConquer: His strategy.
* GloriousLeader: His role (it's even in his name)
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's been used as a TakeThat against both right-wing pundit G. Gordon Liddy and left-wing pundit Al Sharpton. The message here, apparently, is that mass media and extremists in general can be bad.
* PompousPoliticalPundit: G. Gordon Godfrey is a textbook example of this trope, arrogantly inciting the public against his targets of choice.
* SmugSnake: He is not as glorious as he believes himself to be.
* TheStarscream: During the ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'' X-Over, he ultimately plans on stealing Doctor Fate's helmet to add to his powerful army on Earth and overthrow Darkseid.
* WouldHurtAChild: Proves that he would and does in ''Legends''.

!!Granny Goodness
The leader and trainer of the Female Furies. Although she is an elderly woman, she is one of the most wicked and dangerous beings alive.

Granny incarnates on Earth in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', first as a human pimp and later in the body of the Apokolips-born GreenLantern, Kraken. In this form, she captures Franchise/{{Batman}} for the Evil Gods and nearly conquers Oa in Darkseid's name, but is exposed by Hal Jordan.

* ApronMatron: A sick parody of one.
* BadSamaritan: Runs orphanages... [[OrphanageOfFear for horrible purposes.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Commonly treated as a joke by comic fans, Granny Goodness has the best track record of not getting her butt kicked by super-heroes and the New Gods, ''and'' commits acts of brainwashing and horrific abuse without any consequences '''[[WouldHurtAChild upon]] [[HarmfulToMinors children]]''' 24/7 on Apokolips. Truth is, she's only silly if you've never [[NightmareFuel actually read a story about her.]]
* BreakTheCutie: A flashback story established this as why she's evil: she was made to train alongside an attack dog named Mercy, who she felt love for. Rather than kill it as her final test of loyalty to Darkseid, she killed the commander who told her to instead. This caught the attention of Darkseid, as she argued to let Mercy live as the dog was a loyal and powerful servant. Darkseid then ordered Mercy to kill Granny. When Granny killed her beloved pet in self-defense, Darkseid was so impressed that Mercy was so well-trained as to be more loyal to him than Granny, that he granted her inner-circle status. And Granny pretty much lost what little remaining goodness in her heart as a result of having to kill the only being she ever loved.
* CombatSadomasochist
--> '''Granny:''' Did that hurt? Good. It was supposed to.
--> '''[[IronLady Amanda Waller]]:''' Yeah, it hurt. ''(rifle-butts her)'' Does this? It's supposed to!
--> '''Granny:''' That's all right, dearie. Granny ''likes'' pain.
** What's more, Granny instills this in her "children." Those raised by Granny are taught that pain and torment are the truest expressions of love.
* EvilOldFolks: She's technically younger than Darkseid, but looks old in a way we understand.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Not only does her name count, but her lethal attack dog was called "Mercy".
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[http://i.imgur.com/FOMFuXM.jpg She used to be an extremely in shape bald woman who could rock a skintight outfit]]. In her present appearance age has definitely taken its toll, although oddly her hair has grown.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Seriously, not unless you have a small army of badasses backing you up.
* OrphanageOfFear: She runs these, to break children's spirits and weed out potential recruits.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Her trademark. She tend to refer to other people in a grandmatronly way, even though she doesn't even bother with FauxAffablyEvil.
* TortureTechnician: She is this, [[OrphanageOfFear and most of her victims are children.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: There's a reason Granny is so highly placed in Darkseid's inner-circle: she genuinely worships him, and it shows in her training. Granny has trained the Female Furies to be loyal to Granny first, but Darkseid foremost, meaning that in a test of loyalty, the Furies will choose Darkseid.

!!Kalibak the Cruel
Darkseid's son by his first wife Suli. His greatest wish is to prove himself a worthy heir to his father, but that will never happen, considering the kind of person his father is.

In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Kalibak first possessed a human thug; after his host died, Darkseid's scientists created a bestial tiger-man body for him to inhabit. He was killed in combat by [[Characters/{{Shazam}} Talky Tawny]].

* AbusiveParents
* AgonyBeam: The Beta Club has one.
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Orion, Darkseid's son whom he favors, while Kalibak gets little respect.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He has actually shown a gentle side on a few occasions, but he does not want anyone to know about it, especially not his father, who values evil and cruelty over gentleness.
* MightyGlacier
* PrimalStance
* TheUnfavorite: Orion is Darkseid's favorite son. Kalibak is treated as an annoyance.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Beta Club.
* WellDoneSonGuy

->'''AKA:''' Iluthin

Darkseid's personal assassin and weapon master. Kanto is a master of both courtly intrigue and fencing, and ruins men just as efficiently with the pen as with the sword. He dresses in the manner of a Renaissance nobleman.

* AffablyEvil
* BeardOfEvil: He has a closely-trimmed goatee.
* LegacyCharacter: WaltSimonson revealed that Kanto is the traditional name of Darkseid's assassin, and this Kanto is the fourteenth.
* MasterSwordsman
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Kanto's appearance is based on both Cesare Borgia and ErrolFlynn.
* WickedCultured: And no wonder. A Simonson story revealed that he was exiled in his youth and grew to manhood with the ''actual'' Borgias as a loyal soldier and messenger.
* WorthyOpponent: He and Mister Miracle see each other as such. In their first encounter, Kanto has Scott captured, but lets him go after he survives several attempts at killing him, earning Kanto's respect.

A renegade bug from New Genesis, he led a colony of bugs from New Genesis to Apokolips. There, in return for his loyalty, he was made a New God by Darkseid.

* BigCreepyCrawlies
* EnergyAbsorption: He has the ability to absorb all forms of energy, including GreenLantern light.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheStarscream

One of Darkseid's concubines, she became the lover of Orion.

* DatingCatwoman: With Orion.
* TouchOfDeath: She can kill a person by touching him with her hand.

The uncle of Darkseid and general of the armies of Apokolips. Steppenwolf is one of Darkseid's most loyal and trusted servants. He is a genius tactician who rides a hover bike with the same power as Orion's Astro-Harness.

* AnAxeToGrind: He wields an "electro-axe".
* BackFromTheDead: He was killed by Highfather in revenge for his wife's death, but Darkseid managed to resurrect him.
* TheDragon
* EgomaniacHunter: He lives to hunt the most dangerous prey he can find.
* EvilUncle: Subverted, even though he's Darkseid's uncle (and evil), he's very much loyal to his nephew.
* PosthumousCharacter: In Kirby's run on the New Gods comics, he's been dead for years. He's later resurrected.
* TheStrategist

!!Virman Vundabar

A vicious little man who was raised in Granny Goodness's orphanage just like Scott Free, Virman is one of Granny's greatest successes. He is preoccupied with military efficiency, especially that of the Prussian Empire of Earth, on which he based his persona. His niece Malice is one of the Female Furies.

* AristocratsAreEvil: His lavish Prussian fashion made him this.
* GermanicEfficiency: His persona is based on this.
* HighClassGlass: wears a monocle.
* {{Kaiserreich}}: His attire and even his interest in Earth's Prussian culture made him this trope.
* TheNapoleon: Shortest member of Darkseid's officer and one of the most vicious.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance was based on Benito Mussolini.
* WickedCultured: Well, unlike Kato, his sophisticated tastes were based on Prussian aristocracy.

!The Deep Six

* PunnyName
* QuirkyMinibossSquad

!The Female Furies
Darkseid's elite female warriors, founded and led by Granny Goodness. They serve him without question. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel]], and other powerful women have served on this team, usually thanks to {{Brainwashing}}.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonBrigade
* BodyguardBabes
* DarkActionGirl
* HeelFaceTurn: In Kirby's original series Lashina, Stompa, Mad Harriet, and Bernadeth actually joined Mister Miracle and Big Barda (due to their loyalty to Barda). This period is usually forgotten about because they [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome inexplicably vanish from the series]] and [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor a later Kirby story briefly shows them working for Apokolips again]].
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* {{Stripperific}}

!!Alianna Hubbard
A human woman recruited by the Furies. Do ''not'' underestimate her.

* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: As Mister Miracle found out the hard way, her strength and speed is augmented to rival her comrades.

The Furies' resident archer.

* HellHound: She controls a pack of ''cybernetic'' hell hounds.
* TrickArrow

Co-field leader of the Furies. She shares this duty with Lashina, who she doesn't get along with. She is Desaad's sister.

* CombatSadomasochist
* KillItWithFire: What her weapon does.
* KnifeNut: Her Fahren-Knife causes anything it cuts to burst into flames.
* MyBrainIsBig: Look at her, her head is huge.
* PunnyName

!!Bloody Mary
A vampire that can control her victims and use telekinesis.

* EyeBeams
* MindOverMatter
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* PeoplePuppets

Her swords, and karate chops, can slice through any matter like a hot knife through butter.

* AbsurdlySharpBlade
* BrickBreak
* DualWielding
* PunnyName
* RazorSharpHand
* SuperNaturalMartialArts

->'''AKA:''' Kay

A Fury who decided to escape to Earth when she saw the opportunity, developing an obsession with the young hero Comicbook/{{Superboy}}. She eventually joined the ComicBook/SecretSix and fell in love with its leader, Scandal Savage. She was killed during the ''Death of the New Gods'' storyline.

* BiTheWay
* BloodKnight
* CuteAndPsycho: Superboy's relationship with her ended badly when he realized that she killed ForTheEvulz and tried to make him do the same.
* DatingCatwoman: She flirted with ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, and it is implied that she took his virginity.
* FieryRedhead
* GoodOldFisticuffs
* GoodThingYouCanHeal
* ItDoesntMeanAnything: She had a little trouble [[CultureClash understanding]] why Scandal got so upset when she caught her in bed with Deadshot.
* OfficialCouple: With Scandal Savage.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Left because she realized Earth is a lot nicer place to be than the hell-hole that is Apokolips.

Co-field leader of the Furies. She also works undercover as a prostitute when Granny Goodness requires it.

* BandageBabe
* ShockAndAwe
* TheSquadette: As "Duchess" of the ''SuicideSquad'', her identity when left stranded and amnesiac on Earth.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's in Maxima and Starfire's league, height-wise.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: She's implied to have an attraction to Franchise/{{Superman}}. The animated series takes this a step further and implies that they were lovers while he was brainwashed.
* WhipItGood: Metallic whips.

!!Mad Harriet
A psycho with razor-sharp claws.

* AxCrazy
* InASingleBound
* LaughingMad
* ProgressivelyPrettier: This depends on the artist, but she's a lot more attractive in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' than usual.
* PsychoForHire
* SlasherSmile: She rivals SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in that area.
* TooKinkyToTorture
* WolverineClaws

!!Malice Vundabar
A little girl dressed like Alice from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. She has her shadow monster, Chessure, devour her victims. Malice is Virman Vundabar's niece.

* CastingAShadow
** LivingShadow
* CreepyChild
* EnfanteTerrible
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Likes to pretend to be a little girl in distress, to lure her unfortunate victims in for Chessure to eat.

!!Speed Queen
She skates along at extreme speed.

* MeaningfulName
* RollerbladeGood
* SuperSpeed

This beefy woman's legs are so strong that she can generate earthquakes with her stomps.

* TheBrute
* KickChick: Taken to an extreme in this case.
* ShockwaveStomp

She has light based powers.

* LightIsNotGood
* LightEmUp
* TokenMinority

A hulking minion of Darkseid specifically sent to bring back a terminally ill person whom Desaad believes has most if not all of the Anti-life Equation in him.

* AppealToFlattery: How the ill person convinces him to spare the KO'ed Orion and Lightray after surrendering; after all, he's the one he came for and those two couldn't possibly be a threat to one as strong as he.
* TheBrute / HairTriggerTemper: A nasty disposition with the strength to go with it; only by constantly remembering his orders does he keep from tearing his quarry apart.
* CurbstompBattle: Whether they confronted him directly or caught him off-guard, Orion and Lightray were no match for him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Became a victim of this when the man threw himself off the balcony and made it seem like Agogg was responsible. Darkseid simply would not believe the person would sacrifice himself like that, and accused Agogg of trying to keep the equation for himself, demanding he reveal it to him immediately or be incinerated on the spot. It doesn't end well.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Nursery his target used to frequent to entertain the young patients had better help Agogg locate him quickly.

Darkseid's third and youngest son, he plots to overthrow his father and take over Apokolips. He also dislikes being compared to his father, a comparison that he cannot escape since he is very much a pale imitation of Darkseid with his rocky skin and weaker Omega Beams.

* AntagonisticOffspring: He planned to overthrow his father and take over Apokolips.
* BastardBastard
* EyeBeams: He has inherited the ability to produce Omega Beams from his father, but his are much weaker.
* SmugSnake: Believes himself to be the next Darkseid, despite being less competent than ''[[DumbMuscle Kalibak]]''
* TheUnfavorite: Darkseid hates him the most of his three sons. Considering that Grayven planned to overthrow Darkseid, it's not much of a surprise.

The mother of Darkseid and Infinity Man, and the sister of Steppenwolf. After her husband Yuga Khan was absorbed into the Source Wall, Heggra became ruler of Apokolips, after which Darkseid manipulated her into declaring war on New Genesis. Disapproving of her son's affair with Suli, Heggra had Desaad poison her; in retaliation, Darkseid had Desaad covertly kill Heggra as well, securing his rule over Apokolips.

* AbusiveParents: Was cruel and domineering to her son, even assassinating the one person he ever loved.
* AdiposeRex: She's quite fat.
* DeathByIrony: Killed by the same man she hired to kill Suli.
* EvilMatriarch: Not only was she Darkseid's mother, she wanted him to be evil.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: As Darkseid's mother, she's appropriately horrible.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Heggra ''wanted'' Darkseid 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.]]
** GreaterScopeVillain: Though Darkseid was already evil, it was Heggra who solidified him into [[GalacticConqueror the cosmic tyrant]] we know and fear.
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for decades by the start of the Fourth World saga.

Darkseid's elite warriors, they are composed of various people brainwashed to serve him.

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: All of them are, courtesy of Glorious Godfrey.
* EliteMooks: Darkseid's.
* PoweredArmor: Wear it.

The normal shock troopers and foot soldiers of Darkseid.

* HenchmenRace: They're both bred from stock and modified clones of Apokoliptian citizens, but their only purpose is to serve as Apokoliptian soldiers, and they serve their superiors (Darkseid foremost) without question.
* {{Mooks}}: Darkseid's.

!Yuga Khan
The original ruler of Apokolips and the most powerful New God that has ever lived, he is the father of Darkseid. Prior to the beginning of the series, his quest to understand the Source caused him to merge with it, but he does briefly return only to get back in the Source by the end of that event.

* AbusiveParents: He's much ''worse'' to Darkseid than Darkseid is to his children.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His efforts to understand the source.
* TheDreaded: Let's put it this way: Darkseid is already feared across the entire universe, and Darkseid himself fears ''him''.
* EnergyAbsorption: He can absorb the life force of ''entire planets''.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Murdering Queen Heggra seemed like a good idea at the time to Darkseid and Desaad, but when the two were confronted by an unleashed Khan ages later... Uh Oh!
* LargeAndInCharge: His intimidating stature alone may prevent one from putting their power to the test - even Darkseid himself dared not face him.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Even Darkseid cowered before his own father.
* PredecessorVillain: The original Apokoliptian conqueror before his son Darkseid took.
* TooPowerfulToLive: In the only issue he appears, he becomes part of the Source Wall by the end.

[[folder: New Genesis]]
The domain of Highfather. It is the polar opposite of Apokolips.

* {{Arcadia}}: It's that kind of {{Utopia}}.
* FantasticRacism: New Genesis has its inhabitants divided between two species: the immortal gods, who live in the city of Supertown, and the "[[InsectoidAliens bug]]", a species who grew from "micro-life" spread on the planet's surface during the Gods' war, and live in "Bug Mound". Predictably, this has led to occasional prejudice between the two, with many of the Gods regarding the Bugs as a lesser species.
* GhibliHills: Much of the landscape.
* {{Heaven}}: The New God equivalent of it, just as Apokolips is the equivalent of Hell.
* {{Utopia}}: It's everything that Apokolips isn't.


->'''AKA:''' Izaya the Inheritor

Ruler of New Genesis. He is Darkseid's good counterpart. As part of the pact between New Genesis and Apokolips, his son, Scott Free, was given as hostage to Darkseid, while Darkseid's son Orion was given to Izaya; Orion became the New Gods' greatest hero, while Scott escaped Apokolips and became a hero as well. Of all the New Gods, Izaya has the closest connection to the Source, which he often consults in times of need.

During ''Comicbook/{{Genesis}}'', Izaya's physical form was killed by the Olympian war-god [[Characters/WonderWoman Ares]], but his spirit lived on inside the Source. He sometimes returned to aid New Genesis by possessing the body of his hand-picked replacement, Takion. After the end of the Fourth World, Izaya incarnated on Earth as a homeless man and led the struggling good gods. Following ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', he has been resurrected to lead the gods of good in their new home.

* CaptainErsatz: He may or may not have been based on Odin from Marvel's ComicBook/TheMightyThor, as he fills a similar role.
* GodOfGood: The BigGood of New Genesis' pantheon.
* GrandpaGod: Old, white hair, beard, robes -- check, check, check, and check.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: His portrayal before the ComicBook/{{New52}}, TheHeart and all-wise [[TheMentor mentor]] of the New Gods of New Genesis.
* InformedAbility: Highfather is supposedly Darkseid's equal in power and his staff has been repeatedly claimed to be a direct link to the Source granting Highfather access to near limitless energy to manipulate as he wishes along with his cosmic awarness. Yet he rarely does anything and the few times he does take action or a crisis occurs he is portrayed as powerless.
* MeaningfulName: He's named for the Biblical prophet Isaiah.
* MessianicArchetype: Izaya follows the Mosaic version of the archetype, reinventing himself as the spiritual leader of his people after a life-changing encounter with the (even more) divine.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Before the New 52 reboot.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Highfather's appearances in the New 52 continuity (in ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'' and the ''Godhead'' crossover with the ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' titles) portrayed him as a militaristic WellIntentionedExtremist, what Izaya may have been before his epiphany. (He was actually the BigBad of ''Godhead'', committing atrocities that made Darkseid redundant in the storyline; fortunately he has a HeelRealization before the end.)
* UnwittingPawn: Long ago, Darkseid killed Izaya's wife, but left him alive. The RoaringRampageOfRevenge that ensued caused the death of Darkseid's uncle Steppenwolf, clearing Darkseid's path to gain complete power over Apokolips.

!Takion of the Source
->'''AKA:''' Joshua Saunders

One of the few mortals to ascend into the New Gods, Joshua Saunders was a blind human whom Highfather appointed guardian of the Source because he was apparently "without fate", meaning he would not be missed. Izaya made Saunders a "Source elemental" and his own avatar. In ''Comicbook/{{Genesis}}'', Izaya was killed, and Takion took his place as Highfather, sometimes serving as a conduit for Izaya's spirit. He died in the Fall of the New Gods.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the Source, made so by Highfather.
* BlindSeer: He is blind and omniscient.
* FlamingHair: Has it.
* LegacyCharacter: He became Izaya's replacement as Highfather.
* OmniscientHero: He could see the past, present, and future.

!Other Gods of New Genesis

The daughter of Genesisian scientist Himon, she is the inventor of the Mother Box computers used by all New Gods as well as the co-inventor of the Boom Tube mode of transportation.

* AbsoluteCleavage
* GadgeteerGenius
* HotScientist
* EnthrallingSiren

!Big Barda
->'''AKA:''' Barda Free

A former leader of the Female Furies. She defected and married Mister Miracle. The pair were also members of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica in the "ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational" era.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty: She is over seven feet tall and towers over her husband and even Superman.
* BadassInCharge: Barda was the field leader of the Female Furies and the group's strongest warrior.
* ChainmailBikini: Frequently worn outside of combat (or when the stakes are low).
* DefectorFromDecadence
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: Quite often with Mister Miracle.
* HappilyMarried: To Mister Miracle.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted; her battle armor includes an elaborate helmet.
* {{Immortality}}: Barda was born in the year 1748, but hasn't aged.
* InstantArmor: She summons a set when it's time to get dangerous.
* MsFanservice: Though Barda favors practical armor when going into combat, outside of it she often wears a red bikini that exposes [[AmazonianBeauty her sculpted and curvaceous physique]]. She is also considered quite the beauty in-universe.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her appearance is based off the actress Lainie Kazan...
** RealitySubtext: While personality wise she's influenced by Kirby's own wife.
* SimpleStaff: Her most-used weapon is an extendable staff.
** Actually, it's more of a BoomStick called the Mega Rod, which fires powerful energy blasts that have nearly felled Superman.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's the Official [=TVTropes=] Poster Girl for this one.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She dies early on in ''Death of the New Gods'' to motivate Mister Miracle.
* SuperStrength: Barda has this in spades, enough to fight against powerhouses like Superman and Wonder Woman.
* SuperToughness: Barda is incredibly tough, though she is somewhat vulnerable to bullets and bladed weapons like Wonder Woman.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: With Scott Free.

! Forager
* CuteMonsterGirl: The Second Forager.
* HeroicSacrifice: The original Forager ended up dying saving both Batman's life and Earth.
* InterspeciesRomance: The second Forager had a relationship with ComicBook/JimmyOlsen during ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
* InsectoidAliens: Maybe for the first one. The original Kirby comics suggested [[TomatoInTheMirror he may have actually been a New God]].
* RedIsHeroic: Both Foragers dress mostly in red.

! The Forever People
A group of five young New Gods from New Genesis, who went to Earth to fight against Darkseid. They acted much like Kirby's idea of flower children at the time the stories were published. The five of them were able to summon "Infinity Man" in emergencies.

In ''Death of the New Gods'', the Forever People died in a BusCrash before the story began. Grant Morrison published vaguely goth designs for their new incarnations in a ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' sketchbook, but the actual story revealed that their new counterparts were actually the Japanese "Super Young Team".

* FiveManBand

!!Mark Moonrider
Mark Moonrider is the team's unofficial leader. He has a "Megaton Touch" that shoots energy from his hands.

* HandBlast: His Megaton Touch.
* TheHero
* SailorsPonytail
* StandardizedLeader: Of all the Forever People, Mark has the fewest defining characteristics, but the others defer to him.

!!Vykin the Black
The keeper of the Mother Box, Vykin has powers of magnetism and technopathy.

* BaldOfAwesome: In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
* ExtraOreDinary: By virtue of controlling magnetism.
* TheLancer
* TheSmartGuy
* {{Technopathy}}

!!Big Bear
The team's muscle. Big Bear is a hulking young man who drives the Forever People's super-cycle. He can alter the density of objects.

* TheBigGuy
* GeniusBruiser: In the original Kirby comics--he was actually the Forever People's Earth history expert.


Serifan is a young and wistful young man who dresses like a cowboy. He has no powers but carries two pistols that shoot "cosmic cartridges".

* BadassNormal: Among the Forever People as a whole.
* [[RaceLift Race and Gender Lift]]: Serifan goes from a white male to a black female in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} title, ''Infinity Man and the Forever People''.[[note]]And Vykin's sister to boot.[[/note]]
* TagalongKid

!!Beautiful Dreamer
Possessed of psychic powers that allow her to cast illusions, Dreamer is the team's heart. She is romantically linked to Mark Moonrider.

* TheChick
* TheHeart
* MasterOfIllusion
* PsychicPowers


* TheMentor: To Scott Free.
* ReverseMole

->'''AKA:''' Sollis

A fun-loving god, and Orion's best friend.

* {{Flight}}
* FunPersonified: Less so in the original Kirby comics, where he was more of Orion's {{Foil}}.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Orion.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* LightEmUp
* SuperSpeed: The speed of light.

!Mister Miracle I
->'''AKA:''' Scott Free

The son of Highfather, but raised on Apokolips as part of Highfather's peace treaty with Darkseid. Darkseid left him to the mercies of Granny Goodness, who did her best to break his spirit -- and failed. He eventually escaped and settled down on Earth with Big Barda. He and Barda were also members of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica during the Giffen "[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational JLI]]" era.

* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Shilo Norman, who took the spotlight in ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' and ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
* AmazonChaser: To him, Barda's superior size, ferocity and strength are a part of what he loves about her.
* BreakoutCharacter: His title was the longest-lasting of the original ''Fourth World'' series, and he and Barda were also well-loved parts of the Giffen Justice League.
* BroughtDownToBadass: After having realized [[RoyalBlood becoming the leader of New Genesis]] wasn't his specific cup of tea. Scott Free opted to forfeit his divinity and occupation as such so he could live with his wife back on earth.
* {{Determinator}}
* EscapeArtist: Par excellence. He (and Shilo) are the greatest Escape Artists in the universe (probably the whole Multiverse), bar none.
* HappilyMarried: To Big Barda.
* HeroicWillpower: He has resisted every single attempt of Darkseid trying to break his spirit. Y'know, he ''is'' the AnthropomorphicPersonification of freedom.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With the older (well, technically younger, but effectively older - Scott is a god) Oberon.
* LegacyCharacter
* MeaningfulName: He is the world's greatest escape artist.
** PunnyName: In the UK at least, one gets away 'scot-free'.
*** In fact, that's literally the reason for his name, in-universe.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's somewhat based on fellow writer/artist Creator/JimSteranko, who was an escape artist earlier in his life.
* NonActionGuy: Definitely ''not'' the case in Kirby's original stories. Heck, he was trained as an aero-trooper in Darkseid's armies.
* RagsToRoyalty: Scott Free was raised without knowing he was Highfather's son.
* StealthHiBye
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: With Big Barda.
* UnwittingPawn: Darkseid planned for Scott to escape Apokolips, knowing that it would break the treaty and allow him to resume the war with New Genesis.

The Dog of War. The son of Darkseid, but raised on New Genesis as its greatest champion according to the terms of Highfather's peace treaty with Darkseid.

Had his own series in the early 2000s, written and drawn by [[Creator/WaltSimonson Walt Simonson]], which ran for 25 issues, and featured Orion finally confronting his father, ''winning'', and showing what happened next. ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' begins with Orion [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom found dying of a bullet wound and foretelling doom with his last words]]; the murder investigation kicks off the story.

* CaptainErsatz: He may or may not have been based on Marvel's ComicBook/TheMightyThor as creator Jack Kirby originally envisioned his Fourth World saga as replacing Thor and his fellow Asgardians and he does fill a similar role. Unlike Thor, however, Orion is the foster son of the god of the good guys, while his evil brother Kalibak serves their biological father.
* TheChosenOne: As half of the stories he's appeared in remind the reader, prophecy foretells that Orion will [[SelfMadeOrphan be the one to finally kill his father]].
* FieryRedhead: He has red hair and he despises Darkseid with a passion.
* {{Flanderization}}: Orion in the original comics often tried to prevent his UnstoppableRage and angsted about it. Now is most know for to be TheBerserker.
* GlamourFailure: If he removes his Mother Box. He still looks human without it, just somewhat deformed facially.
* HappilyAdopted: He loves his adopted father with as much intensity as he hates his biological one.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Something notable in the original Kirby comics is that despite all his angsting about himself Orion is genuinely a heroic individual - he makes a point of not letting innocents be harmed in his battles and he only breaks out his UnstoppableRage against those [[PayEvilUntoEvil who really deserve it]].
* HumansAreSpecial: In the DCnU reboot, Orion takes more of a shine to the often hapless powerless mortals of existence and the world they inhabit. Going so far as to state that New God's with all their Quirks and immortality just aren't as fascinating as the mortals of earth.
* InTheBlood: His UnstoppableRage is described as part of his heritage, and is a large source of angst for him. However, Kirby deliberately [[DefiedTrope defied this trope]] on the whole - Orion was raised right by loving parents, and that's what matters.
* PerpetualFrowner: Unless he's fighting; one of the original Kirby comics had him giving a PsychoticSmirk as destroyed a villain's Mother Box.
* RedBaron: The Dog Of War.
* RedIsHeroic: Dresses mostly in a red suit, and despite his anger issues he is undiscutably a good guy.
* ReluctantWarrior: Has some elements of this in the original comics.
* SkySurfing: With his Astro-Harness.
* SueDonym: In his original series, Orion becomes... O'Ryan. (The fact that Orion disguised himself as a human in early issues of Kirby's ''New Gods'' is often forgotten by later writers).
* UnstoppableRage
* WarGod: He's New Genesis' resident God of War.
* WarriorPoet: Also has some elements of this in the original comics. [[DependingOnTheWriter Occasionally he gets this back]].
* WorthyOpponent: It's this reason why Darkseid actually likes(well, respects would be more accurate) Orion the most of his sons
* YoureNotMyFather: Hates Darkseid with every fiber of his being.

[[folder: Other Gods]]
!Black Racer
->'''AKA:''' Willie Walker

The god of {{Death}}, as even the ComicBook/NewGods must die, someday. He looks like a knight with skis.

* BlackKnight: Has the look.
* CompositeCharacter: The New 52 version shares the general visual motif of the [[Characters/TheFlashEvilSpeedsters Black Flash]].
* DisabilitySuperpower: Willie Walker basically astrally projects himself as the Black Racer.
* FastestThingAlive: Nothing can outrun death.
* TheGrimReaper: Of the New Gods.
* ImplacableMan: He never, ''ever'' stops. He even represents the inevitability of death.
* LegacyCharacter: In his original appearance, the original Black Racer [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence returns to the Source]] and gives his powers to Willie Walker, a paralyzed soldier.
* MysticalHighCollar: Often wears an outfit with one.
* {{Psychopomp}}: Has this role.
* SkySurfing: Uses skis.

->'''AKA:''' Drax

The older brother of Darkseid, Drax attained the title of Infinity-Man from the previous owner after being nearly killed by his younger brother. He eventually came to serve Highfather and became the protector of the Forever People. He appeared whenever the Forever People touched their Mother Boxes together and recited the word "Taaru". The Forever People would then disappear until Infinity-Man returned power to them.

In ''Death of the New Gods'' [[spoiler:it's revealed that The Source was directing Infinity-Man to kill all of the New Gods, since the Source decided it was time for the end of the Fourth World and the beginning of the improved "Fifth World".]]

* CainAndAbel: With Darkseid. Drax is Abel, obviously.
* ExtraOreDinary
* FlyingBrick
* HenshinHero: He was summoned by the Forever People saying the word "Taaru".
* LegacyCharacter: He got the title of Infinity-Man from someone who nursed him back to health.

The god of knowledge. A mysterious being that observes the events of the universe. Metron traverses time and space in his Mobius Chair. Although born on New Genesis, he is not bound to it. He is highly amoral, and has worked with both Highfather and Darkseid to further his own ends, but always keeps his word.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Claims to be this.
* TheChessmaster: He apparently helped kick-start at least some of ''Final Crisis'' and ''The Return of Bruce Wayne'', simply by giving Anthro the First Boy fire.
* CoolChair: Uses a hovering chair to move around.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The entire Fifth World is apparently Metron's greatest experiment, per his own words.
* PalantirPloy: He can spy on everything.
* TheSpock: Kirby even said he imagined him with elements of Creator/LeonardNimoy as ''the'' Spock.
* {{Teleportation}}: Via his chair.
* TimeTravel: Another power of his chair.
* TheWatcher: He is basically this.

!Francis "Funky" Flashman

An unscrupulous huckster who lives in a crumbling mansion with his sycophantic servant Houseroy, Funky hears of Mister Miracle's daring exploits and makes a deal to serve as his promoter. Following an attack by the Female Furies in which Funky leaves Houseroy to die, Scott and Barda decide the slimy Funky can't be trusted and walk away. Funky reappears several times in the DC Universe, usually with some get-rich-quick scheme that backfires on him.

* BaldOfEvil: Though he covers up his baldness with a toupee and fake beard.
* HonestJohnsDealership: In ''Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality'', he appears as a shady used car salesman.
* {{Hustler}}
* TakeThat: Funky is a ''very'' unflattering caricature of Jack Kirby's former collaborator, Creator/StanLee, while Houseroy is based on Marvel writer Creator/RoyThomas.

!Mister Miracle II
Shilo Norman was the informal ward of the original Mister Miracle, Thaddeus Brown, and later became something like a KidSidekick to Scott Free. In more recent years he became the [[LegacyCharacter new Mister Miracle.]]

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of freedom itself.
* BrainUploading: [[spoiler: How he beats Darkseid and escapes death in ''Seven Soldiers''.]]
* DaChief: Ends up Warden of The Slab after it ends up in Antarctica at the end of "The Last Laugh". Fitting, after all he went through in the crossover.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* GadgeteerGenius: He modified New Genesis tech for his own use.
* OnlySaneMan: Manages to be one of the few people who keeps his cool during "The Last Laugh" despite being in a prison transported to another dimension.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Probably the first black, Jewish superhero in mainstream comics


A little person who was the assistant to Thaddeus Brown, the escape artist who first took the name Mister Miracle. After Brown is killed by Intergang and Scott Free takes up his name and costume, Oberon became Scott's assistant. He is Scott's best friend, sidekick, confidant, and father figure. Oberon was also an honorary member of Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational, serving as director Max Lord's personal assistant.

* BeleagueredAssistant
* CircusBrat: His parents died in a fire when he was a child, leaving him to grow up in a circus.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With the younger Scott.
* {{Irony}}: He complains about being in the League quite a bit, yet he was the one who talked Guy into it in the first place.
* MissionControl: To Scott and, later, the Justice League.
* TheNapoleon
* OnlySaneMan: He constantly remarks on the extreme danger and absurdity of Scott's escape attempts.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Scott Free.
* UglyGuyHotWife: With Fire minus the marriage part.
* UnfazedEveryman: He has no special powers, unless you count being able to cope with Guy Gardner.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Big Barda; the two constantly make fun of each other's size.

!Sonny Sumo

A Japanese martial artist with incredible skill, discipline, and honor, Sonny Sumo is summoned by the Mother Box when the Forever People are captured by Desaad. He rescues them, and they learn that he possesses the power of the Anti-Life Equation, making him a target for Darkseid but giving him mind-control powers. In desperation, Darkseid uses the Omega Effect to fling him and the Forever People through time; while the young New Gods are rescued by Highfather, Sonny lives out the rest of his life where he really belongs, in feudal Japan.

Years later in ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', a new version of Sonny Sumo appears as a Japanese superhero who aids Shilo Norman and the Super Young Team in the fight against Darkseid.

* BaldOfAwesome
* BornInTheWrongCentury: With his skill in battle and sense of honor, he could have been a samurai in feudal Japan, but in the 20th century all he can use his talents for is paltry show fighting. He eventually gets sent back in time, where he fits in much better.
* CallToAgriculture: Darkseid's Omega Effect sends him back in time to feudal Japan, where he lives out the rest of his life as a noble warrior, ultimately retiring to life as a farmer.
* CompellingVoice: The
* PutOnABus
* SixthRanger: To the Forever People. He only joins them for a few issues before being PutOnABus to the distant past.