Do not concern yourself with what I have done; rather tremble at the thought of what I am about to do.
—-Darkseid, Justice League Heroes
"I like you, Glorious Godfrey! You're a shallow, precious child — the Revelationist — happy with the sweeping sound of words! But I am the Revelation! The Tiger-Force at the core of all things! When you cry out in your dreams — it is Darkseid that you see!"
— Darkseid, The Forever People vol. 1 #3
Little Girl: Grandpa! That man is scary! Make him go away!
Man: Hush, child! It's not polite to embarrass strangers!
Little Girl: I'm afraid Grandpa!
Man: Why this gentleman is probably in the cast of some show, here! Aren't you, sir?
Darkseid: No, Grandpa! I'm the real thing!
— Darkseid in Happyland, The Forever People vol. 1 #4note
Glorious Godfrey: On your knees for the master! The hour has come! HE has come! Who is beyond good and evil? Who is the prophet of Anti-Life? Who is the Rock, the Chain, and the Lightning? All powerful! All unforgiving! All conquering! WHO IS YOUR NEW GOD NOW AND FOREVER?
Loneliness + Alienation + Fear + Despair + Self-worth ÷ Mockery ÷ Condemnation ÷ Misunderstanding x Guilt x Shame x Failure x Judgment, n=y where y=Hope and n=Folly, Love=Lies, Life=Death, Self=DARKSEID
"I am many things Kal-El, but here, I am God."
— Darkseid, Superman: The Animated Series, "Legacy"
Superman: That's for Dan Turpin.
Superman: The good man you murdered.
Darkseid: Had I known one human's death would pain you so, I would have killed more. And kill more I shall, carry that agony with you into oblivion, Superman.
— Superman: The Animated Series, Legacy
Suzy: "Darkseid will come to Earth and annihilate us all; crush us under the rock of his unyielding will. All you see here will be destroyed. Nothing will be spared. He will foul the fields of paradise beyond repair."
Cathy: "Even my mommy's house?"
"People of Earth, I am Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips! Here is your savior, cowed and broken. I have crushed him as easily as I have crushed all who have dared to oppose me throughout the Cosmos. I am power unlike any you have ever known: absolute, infinite, and unrelenting. You have no choice but to prepare for a long dark future as my subjects and my slaves."
— Darkseid, Superman: The Animated Series, "Apokolips Now Part 2"
"Savor your moment of triumph Superman, but remember, victory has its price."
— Darkseid, Superman: The Animated Series, Apokolips Now Part 2
"I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. Let's go."
— Darkseid, Justice League Unlimited, Destroyer
"You turned your back and I damaged your world. Deprived your people from its powers, its hopes, its futures... And itself. What will you do when your friends, your enemies, your lover, are all Darkseid? When there is one body. One mind. One Will. One Life that is Darkseid. Will you be the enemy of all existence, then? How ironic is it, Son of Krypton?"
— Darkseid, Final Crisis #7
"I. Am. The. New. God. All is one in Darkseid. This mighty body is my church. When I command your surrender, I speak with three billion voices. When I make a fist to crush your resistance. It is with three billion hands. When I stare into your eyes and shatter your dreams. And break your heart. It is with six billion eyes! Nothing like Darkseid has ever come among you. Nothing will again. I will take you to a hell without exit or end. And there I will murder your souls! And make you crawl and beg! And die! Die! Die for Darkseid!"
—Darkseid, Final Crisis #5
"Are you sure you can win against me? You know what I am. You know the doubt in your heart. You so-called heroes are false gods, all of you. And when people stop believing in you, you'll shatter like glass."
—Darkseid, Smallville, Supergirl
Darkseid: The lost son of Jor-El.
Clark: Darkseid. My father sent me to protect this planet. And I will fight you to my last breath.
Darkseid: There must be a part of you that's disgusted by how easily your people fell to me.
Clark: They may not be perfect, but I believe even in the darkest soul, there's always hope. People want to believe in something greater, and it may be easier to hate, but it's stronger to love.
Darkseid: Is it? Eons have passed since I came face-to-face with a force that could possibly tip the balance to the light. You are the light! You cast out the darkness from Oliver Queen, and you will obliterate my darkness from the rest of the world if you are not stopped! You will surrender to me. You will lose your soul. I will annihilate you!
—Smallville, Finale Part 2