Darkseid[2] is a New God from Apokolips and ally to the Light.[3]



For unspecified reasons, Darkseid entered into a partnership with the Light. He sent technology to Earth via boom tubes.[4] The first tests took place in Bialya prior to September 4, including the delivery and study of the New Genesphere.[5] The Light later received shipments of Apokoliptan weapons.[6][7]

Through Desaad, Intergang also received Apokoliptan and stolen New Genesian technology.[8]


July 5, 00:16 UTC

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".[3]


Background information

  • 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.
  • Khary Payton, who voices Aqualad, expressed interest in playing Darkseid for the series if Young Justice had been given a third season.[9]


  1. Weisman, Greg (2012-05-14). Question #14911. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  2. Greg Weisman on the DVD commentary for "Endgame".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  4. Weisman, Greg (2013-10-10). Question #19048. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  5. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 11, 2011). "Bereft". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  6. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 17, 2012). "Image". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 21. Cartoon Network.
  7. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
  8. Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (November 11, 2011). "Disordered". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  9. Webb, Charles (2013-06-02). Denver Comic Con 2013: Looking At The Past (And Future) Of 'Young Justice'. MTV Geek. Retrieved 2013-01-03.