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Millions of years ago
Powers / Skills
Each members possess their own unique cosmic powers
Conquer the entire universe in Darkseid's name.
Abuse of power
Mass mundicides Mass Murder War crimes Torture Brainwashing Mass property damage Universal conquest
Type of Villains
Darkseid's Elite are a group of natives to the planet Apokolips who are an elite band of servants of their lord and master, Darkseid and a major antagonistic factor in DC Comics.
Apokolips is ruled by Darkseid as its theocratic God/despot, but he defers most of the actual day-to-day ruling to his counselor Desaad. The Elite are the top chosen to Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips.
The Elite became his most powerful band of warriors as they lead the Apokoliptian military forces to crush their enemies and conquer the cosmos in Darkseid's name. They are also enemies of Superman who constantly fought their master.
They are also known as Darkseid's Hierarchy, Evil Gods, Dark Ones and so on. These are the New Gods of the Apokoliptian pantheon. Though being the greatest beings on Apokolips in both power and authority, they were still nothing more than slaves to the will of Darkseid, the Tyrant God who rules Apokolips with his iron fist.
Amazing Grace - A master manipulator, Glorious Godfrey's younger sister, who once managed to brainwash Superman.
Apokorat Riders – Large vicious vermin from the planet Apokolips that can be grown to sizes that can be ridden by warriors and infested Earth-2 during the invasion of that world.
Bane of Apokolips -
Bedlam - an elite member of the hunger dogs under Brutaal.
Beguiler – another elite member of the hunger dogs also under Brutaal.
Brola - An elite shock trooper.
Brutaal– A clone of Superman and a high-ranking member of the hunger dogs.
Demon Shock Troopers –
Desaad - A sadistic torturer and Darkseid's majordomo.
Devilance - The "god of the hunt", who was seemingly killed by Lobo during the events of 52.
Doctor Bedlam - A pure energy being, who inhabits a never ending series of artificial bodies.
Dog Cavalry – Apokoliptian warriors that ride Demon Dogs in the field as they work to hunt down Darkseid's enemies.
Glorious Godfrey - A master manipulator who serves as Darkseid's false prophet, mostly adept at bending huge masses of people to his will.
Granny Goodness - The founder of the Female Furies and keeper of the horrid orphanages in Apokolips.
Female Furies - An all female military unit led by Granny Goodness which serves as both an elite strike force and an honor guard for Darkseid.
Harassers – a group of Apokoliptian soldiers in Granny Goodness' charge. They handled security at the orphanage.
Justifiers - Warriors who are also used as militaristic forces in the legions of Apokolips.
Kalibak - Darkseid's eldest son, a thuggish brute and second-in-command of the Apokoliptian army.
Kanto - A master assassin, and "Preening clotheshorse", as Darkseid once described him.
Mantis (DC)- A bug-like warrior, and one of New Genesis' insect people.
Mortalla - A servant of Darkseid who can induce sleep with one hand and death with another; she was once a mortal, but was heavily modified to serve him.
Parademons - Darkseid's shock troopers who serve in the Apokoliptian army.
Pacifiers – Armored warriors from Apokolips that are deployed to enforce order.
Photon Patrol – regular soldiers of Apokolips using Parademon flying harnesses.
Steppenwolf - Darkseid's uncle, who is the supreme military commander of the Apokoliptian army; he once killed Izaya's beloved wife.
Suicide Jockeys – non-humanoid creatures fitted with flying harnesses and suicide bombs.
Titan (DC) - An electric green giant.
Warhounds – Constructs created on Apokolips where they are designed in the shape of large mechanical hounds piloted by warriors inside. Virman Vundabar - An expert strategist and sycophant, who emulates the appearance and mannerisms of a Prussian office.
Appearances in other media
Many of Darkseid's Elite members have appeared in
Superman: The Animated Series. Many of the Elite members appeared in
Justice League: Unlimited. A trio of the Elite appeared in
Smallville. The members were Desaad, Gordon Godfrey and Granny Goodness who are portrayed as minion-prophets. Titan appeared in the episode "Combat" played by Kane. A few of Darkseid's Elite appear in Batman the Brave and the Bold as part of Darkseid's invasion of Earth.
The Elite aka Darkseid's Elite.
Female Furies: An all female military unit lead by Granny Goodness which serves as both an elite strike force and honor guard for Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips.
Parademons: Darkseid's shock troopers who serve in the Apokoliptian army.
Darkseid's Prophets in
Darkseid's Elite in
Zack Snyder's Justice League.
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Superman II: | General Zod Non | Ursa | Lex Luthor | Otis | Eve Teschmacher | Rocky
Superman III: | Ross Webster Corrupted Superman | Vera Webster | Lorelei Ambrosia | Gus Gorman | Brad Wilson
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace: | Lex Luthor Nuclear Man
Superman Returns: Lex Luthor
Man of Steel: Sword of Rao ( , Dru-Zod Faora-Ul, Nam-Ek, Jax-Ur, Tor-An, Car-Vex, Nadira, & Dev-Em II)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: | Lex Luthor Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh | Joe Chill | Zod | Steppenwolf
Superman: Brainiac Attacks: | Brainiac Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves | Mister Mxyzptlk
Superman: Doomsday: | Lex Luthor | Superman Clone Doomsday | Toyman | Mercy Graves
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: | Lex Luthor Major Force | Metallo | Amanda Waller | Toyman | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost | Lady Shiva | Giganta | Mongul | Captain Cold
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: | Darkseid Female Furies ( Granny Goodness, Gilotina, Mad Harriet, Lashina & Stompa) | Doomsday
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam: Black Adam
All-Star Superman: | Lex Luthor Solaris | Parasite | Nasthalthia Luthor | Bar-El & Lilo-El
Superman vs. The Elite: The Elite ( , Manchester Black Coldcast, Menagerie & Hat) | Atomic Skull
Superman: Unbound: Brainiac
The Death Of Superman: | Doomsday Lex Luthor | Intergang ( Bruno Mannheim) | Mercy Graves | Cyborg Superman
Reign Of The Supermen: | Cyborg Superman Darkseid | Parademons | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves
Superman: Red Son: | Superman Brainiac | Lex Luthor | Batman | Superior Man
Superman: Man of Tomorrow: | Parasite Lobo | Lex Luthor
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Superman Arcade: | Emperor Zaas Lex Luthor | Metallo | Parasite
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips: | Lex Luthor Darkseid | Metallo | Livewire | Parasite | Kanto | Mercy Graves | Volcana
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe: | Dark Kahn Lex Luthor | Scorpion | Shang Tsung | Darkseid
Injustice: | Superman | Brainiac Doomsday | Aquaman | Black Adam | Sinestro | Lex Luthor | Joker | Darkseid
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