Art by John Byrne
|First appearance||New Gods #1 (March 1971)|
|Created by||Jack Kirby|
Bane of Apokolips
Darkseid's Elite are supervillains and fictional characters created in Jack Kirby's Fourth World miniseries in DC Comics.
Darkseid's Elite first appeared in New Gods #1 and were created by Jack Kirby.
Fictional team history
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The Elite are the top warriors chosen by Darkseid, the ruler of Apokolips. The Elite became Darkseid's most powerful band of warriors.
Some of his elite include:
- Amazing Grace - A master manipulator, Glorious Godfrey's younger sister, who once managed to brainwash Superman.
- Bane of Apokolips
- Brola - An elite shock trooper. He is described to have a "Hand of Stone."
- Desaad - A sadistic torturer.
- Devilance - A hunter who is charged for hunting anyone that Darkseid wants. He was seemingly killed by Lobo during the events of 52.
- Doctor Bedlam - A pure energy being who inhabits a neverending series of artificial bodies.
- Glorious Godfrey - A master manipulator, mostly adept at bending huge masses of people to his will.
- Granny Goodness - The founder and supervisor of the Female Furies and keeper of the horrid orphanages in Apokolips.
- Kalibak - Darkseid's eldest son who is a thuggish brute and the second-in-command of Apokolips.
- Kanto - A master assassin and "Preening clotheshorse" as Darkseid once described him.
- Lady Justeen - The second-in-command of Desaad.
- Mantis - A bug-like warrior who is one of New Genesis' insect people that emigrated from New Genesis.
- 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 Darkseid.
- Steppenwolf - Darkseid's uncle who is the general in his armies. He once killed Izaya's beloved wife.
- Titan - A massive green-skinned warrior.
- Virman Vundabar - An expert strategist and sycophant who emulates the appearance and mannerisms of a Prussian officer.
In other media
- Many of Darkseid's Elite members have appeared in Superman: The Animated Series.
- Many of Darkseid's Elite members appeared in Justice League Unlimited.
- Desaad, Godfrey, and Granny Goodness appeared in Smallville. They were depicted as minion-prophets.[episode needed]
- Many of Darkseid's Elite members appear in Justice League Action.
- Members of Darkseid's Elite appear in Lego DC Super-Villains.
- List of New Gods
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