After Savage stole the Warworld and issued a warning not to attack Earth, he headed to Apokolips where Darkseid was waiting for him. Darkseid greeted Savage as an equal, giving him a vigorous handshake as the neanderthal reassured him that it was "business as usual".
Darkseid is the tyrannical ruler of the planet Apokolips and one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe. He debuted in the seventies as the chief antagonist of Jack Kirby's "Fourth World" epic. Since then, he has become a prominent foe of both Superman and the Justice League. Darkseid's goal is to acquire the Anti-Life Equation, which would allow its possessor to control the cosmos.
This is Darkseid's fifth animated appearance. He appeared in the later seasons of Super Friends, the DC Animated Universe (Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited), Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.