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The dreaded domain of Darkseid. It is the polar opposite of New Genesis.
AKA: UxasThe Big Bad of the Fourth World, and later a prominent villain for The DCU as a whole, see his own article for more info.
Darkseid's EliteDarkseid'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 GraceOne 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.
DesaadDarkseid's advisor and chief interrogator. This spineless, wormy little man dreams of one day ruling Apokolips himself. He is Bernadeth's brother.Desaad possessed Mary Marvel during Final Crisis, apparently 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.
Devilance the PursuerThe god of the hunt, Darkseid's chief tracker. He was a recurring foe of the Forever People. Devilance was eventually killed by Lobo.
Doctor BedlamDarkseid's chief scientist, who is a disembodied entity who inhabits a number of robotic clones called "animates".
AKA: G. Gordon Godfrey / Rev. G. Godfrey GoodeDarkseid 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.During Final Crisis, 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.
Granny GoodnessThe 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 Final Crisis, first as a human pimp and later in the body of the Apokolips-born Green Lantern, Kraken. In this form, she captures Batman for the Evil Gods and nearly conquers Oa in Darkseid's name, but is exposed by Hal Jordan.
Kalibak the CruelDarkseid'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 Final Crisis, 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 Talky Tawny.
AKA: IluthinDarkseid'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.
MantisA 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.
MortallaOne of Darkseid's concubines, she became the lover of Orion.
SteppenwolfThe 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.
Virman VundabarA 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.
The Deep Six
The Female FuriesDarkseid's elite female warriors, founded and led by Granny Goodness. They serve him without question. Supergirl, Mary Marvel, and other powerful women have served on this team, usually thanks to Brainwashing.
Alianna HubbardA human woman recruited by the Furies. Do not underestimate her.
ArtemizThe Furies' resident archer.
BernadethCo-field leader of the Furies. She shares this duty with Lashina, who she doesn't get along with. She is Desaad's sister.
Bloody MaryA vampire that can control her victims and use telekinesis.
GilotinaHer swords, and karate chops, can slice through any matter like a hot knife through butter.
AKA: KayA Fury who decided to escape to Earth when she saw the opportunity, developing an obsession with the young hero Superboy. She eventually joined the Secret Six and fell in love with its leader, Scandal Savage. She was killed during the Death of the New Gods storyline.
LashinaCo-field leader of the Furies. She also works undercover as a prostitute when Granny Goodness requires it.
Mad HarrietA psycho with razor-sharp claws.
Malice VundabarA little girl dressed like Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She has her shadow monster, Chessure, devour her victims. Malice is Virman Vundabar's niece.
Speed QueenShe skates along at extreme speed.
StompaThis beefy woman's legs are so strong that she can generate earthquakes with her stomps.
WundaShe has light based powers.
GrayvenDarkseid'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.
HeggraThe 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.
JustifiersDarkseid's elite warriors, they are composed of various people brainwashed to serve him.
ParademonsThe normal shock troopers and foot soldiers of Darkseid.
Yuga KhanThe 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.
The domain of Highfather. It is the polar opposite of Apokolips.
BekkaThe 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.
AKA: Barda FreeA former leader of the Female Furies. She defected and married Mister Miracle. The pair were also members of the Justice League of America in the "Justice League International" era.
The Forever PeopleA 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 Bus Crash before the story began. Grant Morrison published vaguely goth designs for their new incarnations in a Final Crisis sketchbook, but the actual story revealed that their new counterparts were actually the Japanese "Super Young Team".
Mark MoonriderMark Moonrider is the team's unofficial leader. He has a "Megaton Touch" that shoots energy from his hands.
Vykin the BlackThe keeper of the Mother Box, Vykin has powers of magnetism and technopathy.
Big BearThe 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.
SerifanSerifan is a young and wistful young man who dresses like a cowboy. He has no powers but carries two pistols that shoot "cosmic cartridges".
Beautiful DreamerPossessed of psychic powers that allow her to cast illusions, Dreamer is the team's heart. She is romantically linked to Mark Moonrider.
AKA: Izaya the InheritorRuler 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 Genesis, Izaya's physical form was killed by the Olympian war-god 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 Final Crisis, he has been resurrected to lead the gods of good in their new home.
AKA: SollisA fun-loving god, and Orion's best friend.
Mister Miracle I
AKA: Scott FreeThe 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 Justice League of America during the Giffen "JLI" era.
OrionThe 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 Walt Simonson, which ran for 25 issues, and featured Orion finally confronting his father, winning, and showing what happened next. Final Crisis begins with Orion found dying of a bullet wound and foretelling doom with his last words; the murder investigation kicks off the story.
Takion of the Source
AKA: Joshua SaundersOne of the few mortals to ascend into the New Gods, Joseph 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 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.
AKA: Willie WalkerThe god of Death, as even the New Gods must die, someday. He looks like a knight with skis.
AKA: DraxThe 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 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".
MetronThe 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.
Francis "Funky" FlashmanAn 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.
Mister Miracle IIShilo Norman was the informal ward of the original Mister Miracle, Thaddeus Brown, and later became something like a Kid Sidekick to Scott Free. In more recent years he became the new Mister Miracle.
OberonA 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 Justice League International, serving as director Max Lord's personal assistant.
Sonny SumoA 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 Final Crisis, 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.