10 Characters Who Have Defeated Darkseid

Even the Lord of Apokolips isn't impervious to punishment.

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One of the strongest villains in the history of the DC Universe is Darkseid.

Darkseid is, essentially, Thanos before Thanos. We tend to see the Lord of Apokolips square up with Superman for the most part, but that doesn't mean he hasn't given other heroes a run for their money. There have been instances where the entire Justice League has had to band together as a unit to bring the ruler of Apokolips to his knees, and sometimes even that is not enough to break Darkseid.

This is to be expected considering Darkseid's status as a New God. The New Gods are a race of beings who are essentially immortal; they can potentially live forever, although they are not immune to weaknesses which can kill them (i.e. disease, murder). As if being immortal didn't make him powerful enough, Darkseid has access to a wide array of abilities as a New God.

He is truly a force to be reckoned with, and few can match Darkseid in strength. However, that is not to say that defeating Darkseid is impossible. Several comic book characters have managed to best the tyrant in the past, and it's always made for an entertaining spectacle.


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