The beings of the fiery planet Apokolips. In the comics, they are known as the ComicBook/NewGods, though they aren't referred to as such in this universe.


[[folder: Darkseid]]

-->''"You so-called heroes are false gods, all of you... and when people stop believing in you, you'll shatter like glass."''

Also referred to as "The Darkness" and "Our Dark Lord" (by his minions), Darkseid was unleashed when Clark used the [[MacGuffin Book of Rao]] to banish Major Zod and the Kandorians from Earth. Briefly spotted forming out of ravens and smoke at the end of the Season 10 premiere, he later [[GrandTheftMe body-jacks]] Gordon Godfrey, using him to spread a message of hatred and fear against vigilantes over the airwaves. Driven out of his host due to Kara's interference, Darkseid is later referenced by his agents Desaad, Granny Goodness and the newly-appointed Godfrey at the end of "Abandoned" before appearing, almost fully formed, to Earth-2 Lionel at the end of "Scion."

Without a host body, Darkseid remained a [[TheDreaded dreaded figure]] within ''Smallville'''s tenth season. He was said to be the UltimateEvil that Jor-El warned Clark about, and was making plans to bring the ComicBook/JusticeLeague and, eventually, the world, to its knees.

In the GrandFinale, Darkseid appears to Earth-2 Lionel [[spoiler:as he lays dying of a gunshot wound]], and Lionel makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with the Dark Lord to resurrect Lex; Darkseid rips out Lionel's heart and puts it into Lex's new cloned body. Later, Darkseid confronts Clark, [[DemonicPossession possessing Lionel's corpse]]. He attempts to destroy Clark, but Clark masters his power of flight and flies right through Darkseid, destroying his vessel.
* BigBad: Of Season 10.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: When possessing someone.
* BodySurf: Possesses Godfrey in "Supergirl," then [[spoiler:Desaad]] in "Masquerade," and finally [[spoiler:Earth-2 Lionel]] in "Finale."
* TheCorrupter: Apparently, as of "Patriot."
* DealWithTheDevil: The end of "Scion" suggests that he offers one to [[spoiler:Earth-2 Lionel]].
** As it turns out, the deal is [[spoiler:bringing Lex back to life in exchange for Lionel's soul and use of his body]].
* DemonicPossession: Can do it to anyone who has even the slightest bit of doubt or fear in their heart.
* TheDreaded: Instills utter fear in those who know of him.
* EldritchAbomination: The comic Darkseid was a PhysicalGod, but this one is a living cloud of darkness and hate.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Par for the course with Darkseid, though.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In his real form.
* GrandTheftMe: ''Seems'' to be his goal for Clark.
** Ends up using [[spoiler:Earth-2 Lionel]] instead. See above.
* LargeAndInCharge: If his size during his appearance before [[spoiler:Earth-2 Lionel]] is any indicator.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The monster behind [[DiscOneFinalBoss Slade Wilson]] and the Vigilante Registration Act.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Darkseid'' didn't set off any warning klaxons?
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Had blue eyes in his first appearance in "Lazarus," but they were retconned to this as early as "Supergirl."
* {{Satan}}: In "Finale," Granny Goodness claims that he's the inspiration for the legend of the TropeNamer.
* WeaksauceWeakness: He can't possess people who are "pure"--that is, free of fear and doubt. This isn't as handicapping as it might sound, though, because no one can remain in that state permanently. People he fails to control the first time may not be so lucky a second time.
* UltimateEvil: Stated to be this by Jor-El in "Lazarus."

[[folder: Gordon Godfrey]]

!!Gordon Godfrey
-->'''Played by''': Creator/MichaelDaingerfield

--> ''"If I can plant an idea, a seed of doubt within people, it will grow until it devours their faith in each other and in these heroes."''

A right-wing DJ with an anti-immigration and anti-vigilante stance, Godfrey is possessed by Darkseid in Season 10's "Supergirl." Under Darkseid's control, he begins attracting a vastly-expanded audience and publishes a book purported to be an exposé on vigilante activity. He also kidnaps Lois and uses her as bait to draw in Clark. Defeated by Clark and Kara, Godfrey is freed from Darkseid's control.

In "Abandoned," it is revealed that Darkseid isn't done with Godfrey yet, though, with Desaad introducing him to Granny Goodness as the third member of their "[[TerribleTrio Unholy Trinity]]." His task, according to Desaad, is to break humanity's spirit, forcing them away from their saviors and into the dark.
* AlliterativeName: '''G'''ordon '''G'''odfrey.
* BaldOfEvil: Hardly has a strand of hair on his head.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: When possessed by Darkseid.
* CoDragons: To Darkseid, with Desaad and Granny.
* DarkMessiah: Seems to view himself as such, as of "Abandoned."
-->'''Godfrey''': So I do have a higher purpose in life.
* DemonicPossession: In "Supergirl," courtesy of Darkseid.
* DumbassDJ: Starts out this way.
* {{Jerkass}}: To the point where Darkseid [[GrandTheftMe body-jacked him]] and liked what he saw.
* MaliciousSlander: Of heroes in general, and The Blur in particular, whom he accuses of [[BeautyEqualsGoodness being a deformed freak]].
* MookPromotion: He's originally just another of Darkseid's host bodies. As of "Abandoned," however, he's been promoted to the same [[TheDragon status]] as Desaad and Granny Goodness, acting as a villain in his own right and completing the third point of a very nasty PowerTrio. Not bad.
* MouthOfSauron: Brings Darkseid's message to the general public, speaking with his voice.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A not-insignificant number of reviewers have compared his portrayal to Radio/GlennBeck or Radio/AlexJones.
* PropagandaMachine: Heads one.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He gets many fans.

[[folder: Granny Goodness]]

!!Granny Goodness
-->'''Played by''': Christine Willes

--> ''"Life is so much easier without a painful past."''

An old woman who runs an orphanage for girls, Granny Goodness is far more than she appears. She first shows up in the Season 9 finale where she saves Tess from death by delivering her to Cadmus Labs. She later re-appears in Season 10's "Abandoned," where the full truth about her is unveiled: She is one of Darkseid's agents, tasked with recruiting soldiers for Darkseid. Indoctrinating the girls from a young age, Granny mind-wipes them, then raises them to be {{Tykebomb}}s totally loyal to herself with no respect for human life.

Sweet and sugary on the outside, but with a ramrod spine, Granny is devoted to Darkseid's mission of WorldDomination, and her considerable [[PsychicPowers psychic gifts]] make her uniquely suited to help him accomplish it.
* AlliterativeName: '''G'''ranny '''G'''oodness.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In sharp contrast to the homicidal Granny of the comics.
* BreakThemByTalking: She attempts this with Clark in "Abandoned" about his pain over his biological parents supposedly abandoning him. It doesn't exactly have an impact.
* CoDragons: To Darkseid, along with Desaad and Godfrey.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She seems to genuinely care about [[spoiler:Tess]] to the point that, in the GrandFinale, she gives [[spoiler:her]] one last chance to join Darkseid and therefore survive [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the coming of Apokolips]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Her distaste for Desaad definitely colors her attitude towards him, though not enough to stop her from working with him.
* EvilMentor: To the [[AmazonBrigade Female Furies]] and [[spoiler:Tess]].
* EvilOldFolks: An evil granny.
* EvilVirtues: Seems to genuinely love her girls, at least in her own warped way.
* FamilyValuesVillain: If her disgust towards Desaad's {{Fetish}} clubs is any indicator.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Don't let her name fool you.
* IronLady: Despite her insanity.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Deletes the memories of her girls, leaving them open to being manipulated into becoming Darkseid's minions. She later attempts this with Clark.
* MindOverMatter: Given her ability to throw people around with a gesture, this is a pretty safe bet.
* MindRape: How she turns people into servants for Darkseid. She and Maxwell Lord would get along well.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Evil version.
* OrphanageOfFear: Runs one.
* StraightEdgeEvil: For a sharp contrast with [[NightmareFetishist Desaad]].
* {{Telepathy}}: Has this power.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Granny actually thinks she's the good guy, and that the people she brainwashes into serving Darkseid are better off.

[[folder: Harriet]]

!!Female Furies--Harriet (Lindsay Hartley)

[[caption-width-right:275:Can't you just feel the PMS?]]

A group of girls raised by Granny Goodness to become Darkseid's fighting elite. They are led by Harriet, a psychotic girl with WolverineClaws and a fondness for cutting people up. In "Abandoned," they manage to capture Clark, although he quickly escapes from them.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Reproducing Harriet's green hair would have probably been tricky.
%%* AmazonBrigade
* AxCrazy: "Mad" Harriet.
%%* BareYourMidriff
%%* BreastPlate
* DarkActionGirl: All of them.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Harriet vs Tess.
* TheDragon: Harriet to Granny Goodness.
* PoisonedWeapons: The girls' weapons are forged in Kryptonite flames. They don't totally de-power Clark the way regular GreenRocks do, but they can cut him and act as a poison once in his system.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Raised from childhood to be {{Dark Action Girl}}s. They're all pretty damaged from it.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each of the girls seems to favor something different. So far we've had:
** BareFistedMonk: One of the girls, presumably Stompa, comes after Clark with just hands and feet during the start of the fight.
** SimpleStaff: Another of the girls, which might have been Bernadeth.
** WhipItGood: From a girl who may or may not have been Lashina.
** WolverineClaws: Harriet
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what became of them after "Abandoned" and they don't show up in the finale.

[[folder: Desaad]]

-->'''Played by''': Steve Byers

--> ''"When was the last time you had a nice hard cry?"''

The third member of Darkseid's "Unholy Trinity," Desaad maintains a series of eponymously-titled {{Fetish}} clubs. Sleazy and obsequious, he has stated that his task is to "bind their [humanity's] bodies," while Godfrey and Granny attack their spirits and minds respectively. Beneath Club Desaad, he maintains a series of torture cells in which he imprisons, breaks and then corrupts his victims, who range from club-goers to undercover FBI agents. Devoted to Darkseid body and soul, he may well be the most powerful of the UltimateEvil's minions, and acts as first among equals.

First appearing at a meeting with Granny and Godfrey near the end of "Abandoned," Desaad re-appears in "Masquerade" as the target of a SerialKiller hunt that Clark and Lois are participating in. Unbeknownst to them, Chloe and Oliver are also investigating Club Desaad, which leads to the former being captured and tortured by Desaad. Though Clark ultimately saves her, Desaad has the last laugh,branding Oliver with the [[MarkOfTheBeast Omega symbol]], before allowing himself to be captured. He later frees himself and is the one who presents Oliver with the Gold K ring he will use against Clark.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: ComicBook Desaad was an ugly, broken-down old man. This version is played by a former SoapOpera star.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the comics, Desaad's a DirtyCoward who suffers from ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and has no real powers. This version's a [[{{mind rape}} mind raping]] {{telepath}} who took on {{Superman}} on a pretty even footing.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BlackEyesOfEvil: When confronting Clark.
* BondageIsBad: BDSM is one of the activities that Desaad promotes at his clubs. There's a certain degree of FridgeBrilliance here--if people have a fetish for being dominated, they just might be easier to control.
* CardCarryingVillain: Desaad has no illusions about how evil Darkseid is, and revels in the idea.
* CoDragons: To Darkseid, with Godfrey and Granny. He's implied to be the oldest of the trio.
* CombatSadomasochist: Seems to get off on being punched by Oliver.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
* CoolestClubEver: Runs the {{Fetish}}-oriented Club Desaad. It's like a combination of BadGuyBar and VampiresOwnNightclubs.
* TheCorrupter: Which, given that he works for ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s {{Satan}} analogue, makes a lot of sense. Tried and failed on [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Chloe]] but [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Oliver]] is a lot easier]].
%%* CreepyMonotone
* CreepyMortician: Does a great impression of one.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Will cross any lines to bring about Darkseid's rule over the world.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Is working towards the end of human civilization. Unlike Granny and Godfrey, he seems to grasp the implications of that.
* EvilBrit: His accent edges towards this at times.
* FlawExploitation: Exploits Chloe's [[{{Pride}} ego]] and Oliver's [[{{Wrath}} rage]], [[spoiler:failing with Chloe but succeeding admirably with Oliver]].
* IfICantHaveYou: Uses his club to brand people with the [[MarkOfTheBeast Omega symbol]]. Anyone he can't contaminate becomes his next [[SerialKiller target]].
%%* KnifeNut
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Just look at his sickening smile when he mentions that Chloe died screaming. [[spoiler:Don't worry, he's lying.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Wears a suit and tie while torturing his victims.
* ManipulativeBastard: Preys on his victim's insecurities and flaws.
* MindOverMatter: Can throw people around like rag dolls, induce hemorrhages with a thought, can get into people's heads in order to [[TheCorrupter corrupt]] them, and even temporarily pins Clark with a wave of force.
* MindRape: When torturing his victims, he employs imagery from their minds in order to break them.
* MeaningfulName
** NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Named for the Marquis De Sade. You know, the one that "sadism" is named after?
* NightmareFetishist: Desaad practically worships the notions of horror and evil, viewing himself as a prophet of the Apocalypse and relishing every second of it.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Hinted at. He does tell Chloe he's been in this game for a long time.
%%* PsychoticSmirk
* ReligionOfEvil: Worships Darkseid (and notions of evil in general), sees himself as a prophet of the end, and uses a lot of ({{satan}}ic) religious imagery when describing their goals. It's fair to say he's a member of one of these.
* SerialKiller: Kills anyone he cannot corrupt by [[NightmareFuel causing massive hemorrhages]], then dumps the bodies.
* SevenDeadlySins: Tempts his victims with them, and references them constantly. He uses {{Pride}} to nearly break Chloe and successfully traps [[spoiler:Oliver]] with {{Wrath}}.
%%* SmugSnake
%%* SoftSpokenSadist
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Tries it on Chloe when tempting her with Wrath; successfully manipulates [[spoiler:Oliver]] into a non-fatal variant.
* {{Telepathy}}: Is able to get inside his victims' minds and unearth all their doubts and sins, unleashing them against them.
* TortureTechnician: And boy does he enjoy it.