A breathtakingly ruthless tyrant and conqueror of entire planets, arguably the most dangerous being in the documented super hero universe. Darkseid was the embodiment of unimaginable evil, and the greatest threat to life as we know it. He was a formidable figure, super-strong, ostensibly invulnerable, and possibly immortal. He stood more than eight and a half feet tall and weighed over eighteen hundred pounds, with a gray, stone-like hide and red eyes from which he could—at least at one point in his life—project the OMEGA EFFECT. This effect comprised beams of unlimited power that could incinerate and vaporize anything, living or otherwise, and teleport and dematerialize any organic being.