Grail (DC Comics)

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Grail from Divergence #1 (June 2015). Art by Jason Fabok.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceJustice League (Vol 2) #40
(June 2015)
Created byGeoff Johns
Jason Fabok
In-story information
SpeciesNew Gods/Amazon
Place of originThemyscira
  • Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability
  • Flight
  • Immortality
  • Energy and matter manipulation
  • Teleportation
  • Omega powers, including projection of Omega beams
  • Genius-level intellect
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant
  • Control over elements Logo.png Search Grail (DC Comics) on Amazon.

Grail is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Grail first appeared in Justice League (Vol 2) #40 (June 2015) as part of the Darkseid War storyline. She was created by writer Geoff Johns,[2] and intended as a sort of link between the "Old Gods" of DC Comics and the New Gods.[3]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Grail is the daughter of Darkseid, prophesied to cause great destruction at the behest of the Anti-God.[4] Her character is portrayed as a sort of opposite number to Wonder Woman, as they were both born at the same time on the island of Themyscira.[5]

She murders Hercules, taking his life source for her father.[6] Still later she invades and becomes ruler of Themyscira.[7]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Grail is a race of powerful beings known as New Gods. Inherited from her father, Grail has a form of the Omega Beams, energy that she fires from her eyes or hands as either a concussive force or a disintegrating energy which is capable of erasing living objects and organisms from existence. These beams stem from a cosmic energy source called the "Omega Effect". The Omega Beams can also resurrect fallen beings previously killed by them, depending on the Dark Lord's will. In addition to this Grail has shown superhuman strength, speed and durability, proficiency in ritual magic as well as various psionic powers such as corrupting Green Lantern Ring wielders use of willpower.[8]

In other media[edit]

  • Grail appears as a playable character in Lego DC Super Villains, voiced by Vanessa Marshall.


  1. Welty, Justin. Superfriends for Life: An Analysis of the Relantionship Between the DC Comics "Trinity" in the "New 52" Justice League (Masters thesis). Indianapolis, Indiana: Butler University. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  2. Cardona, Ian (2017-10-01). "Darkseid's Daughter is Back: Who Is Grail?". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  3. Ching, Albert (2015-06-08). "Geoff Johns Talks Waging "Darkseid War" in "Justice League," Falling in Love with Mister Miracle". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  4. Justice League (Vol 2) #40 (June 2015)
  5. Johnston, Rich (2015-04-15). "Who Is The Daughter Of Darkseid? And Who Is Her Mother?". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  6. Wonder Woman vol. 6 #31
  7. Moore, Rose (2018-04-11). "Darkseid's Daughter Becomes Ruler of The Amazons?". Screen Rant. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  8. Justice League (Vol 2) #41 (July 2015)

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