Think You Know Darkseid? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about Boss Dark Side, Lord of the hellish world known as Apokolips. Although equipped with an army of devotees who are more than happy to carry out his bidding, this character seeks more than just control of a single world - after all, what good is controlling a mere planet when one can have the entire universe? Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Darkseid!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

Would You Like To Know More?

—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

——We have RECRUITED our very own @HubCityQuestion master of all trivia, to help sort out the facts and answer the questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He remains duty-bound to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting fun facts now through Tuesday, March 24th!

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Darkseid entry here:


Darkseid’s middle name is “Herman” and he likes fruit trays: source @biff_pow.

(I’m joking about that but not about this)

Darkseid sent Batman back in time during final crisis but it appeared that Bats had been killed. (Final Crisis #6)(Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne)


FACT: Darkseid is.


According to writer Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby based Darkseid’s appearance on the late actor Jack Palance. (Source)


In Post-Flashpoint version was not always bald. Instead, he was formerly brown haired, with a brown beard as well.

Source: Justice League vol 2 #23
and Infinity Man and the Forever People #5


Could you add the tag #think-you-know to this post? These are hard to find in the community section and that’s really the only way to keep track of when new ones are posted.


Done, thanks!

If that ever happens again, there is one other trick to finding them; we pin the current ones in the “Announcements” section on the front page of the Community.


Thank you for adding the tag!

Although, I have no idea where the “Announcements” section is :confused:

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Ah, it’s easy to miss if your “workflow” to get into the community bypasses the homepage of, but this is what it looks like on the main site:

And on mobile, but you have to click “collapse communities”:

Thanks for the tag heads up, and I hope the above helps :slight_smile:


There’s a recurring gag about Darkseid sitting in someone’s living room.


New Gods 2 Darkseid
New Gods #2

Ambush Bug 1 Darkseid
Ambush Bug #1

Action 593 Darkseid
Action Comics #593

JLI 21 Darkseid
Justice League International #21

Dr. Fate #11

Countdown 4 Darkseid
Countdown to Final Crisis #4

DCU Legacies 8 Darkseid
DCU: Legacies #8

Even if it doesn’t end up in the encyclopedia, it had to be mentioned somewhere. The gag even has its own Tumblr page, Darkseid Chilling on a Couch. :stuck_out_tongue:


One of Darkseid’s most bitter foes is St. Nicholas himself.

Every Christmas, Santa braves Apokolips’ army and defenses to deliver him a lump of coal.

Every. Single. Year.

DCU Holiday Bash (1998)

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Started by the man, Kirby himself.