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Darkseid (Character)
from "Superman" (1996)

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"Justice League: Destroyer (#5.13)" (2006)
Darkseid: You still try to fight. Can't you see that it's hopeless?
Superman: That man won't quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die.
[Darkseid tries to attack, but Superman knocks him back]
Superman: But you can take it, can't ya, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am!

Darkseid: I hope you appreciate, Kal-EL, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. Let's go!

Lex Luthor: You destroyed Brainiac! I'm going to make you pay!
Darkseid: Unlikely.
[throws Luthor off the roof]

Darkseid: [to Superman] Super or otherwise, you are merely a man... and I am a GOD!

Darkseid: Still alive. You impress me, Kryptonian. More, your valor has touched my heart. Oh yes, there is still some small part of me that knows mercy. I will end your pain with something special I've been saving for just this occasion.
[takes out a Kryptonite knife]
Darkseid: I'm going to carve out your heart and put it on a pike in my throne room.
Lex Luthor: As much as I'd enjoy seeing that, first you got some business with me.
[Luthor approaches Darkseid, donning his buisness suit]
Lex Luthor: Sorry it took me so long, I had to go get my power suit.
Darkseid: You dare challenge me? Insanity.
Lex Luthor: Oh, I'm not here to challenge you, Darkseid. Quite the contrary. I've got something you want.
[Reaches into his coat pocket, pulling out a spiraling, bright, glowing mass]
Lex Luthor: The only thing you want.
Darkseid: The Anti-Life Equation...
Lex Luthor: My gift to you.
[Darkseid reaches for it, Luthor placing his hand over Darkseid's as the Anti-Life Equation starts to engulf the two in light]
Superman: Lex, don't!
Batman: [Bholds Superman back] It's too late!
Darkseid: It's beautiful, isn't it?
Lex Luthor: Yes... yes, it is.


"Justice League: Twilight (#2.1)" (2003)
Darkseid: Appraently he's harder to kill than you realized. You know his pattern, Kal-El. Once he's finished siphoning the memory banks, and technology of my planet...
Superman: He'll annihilate it... Good!
Wonder Woman: Superman.
Hawkgirl: What?
J'onn J'onzz: You can't mean it!

General Steppenwolf: [as a hologram] Great Darkseid. The fleet ambushed us as soon as we hit the troposphere. Starkiller Four is gone, and we are in full retreat. They were waiting for us.
Desaad: [to Darkseid] You knew that going into that sector was a violation of our treaty with New Genesis.
Darkseid: It was a calculated risk. You have served me well, General. Take as many of them with you as you can.
[Steppenwolf stares for a second, then bows his head]
General Steppenwolf: As you command, my lord.

Darkseid: Idiot. You're wasting your time.
Superman: I suppose you have a better idea.
Darkseid: You should know by now: I always have a plan.


"Superman: Apokolips... Now!: Part II (#2.26)" (1998)
[after Superman refuses to join him]
Darkseid: If you won't be my knight, then you'll still be my pawn.

SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: [as Darkseid is leaving] Go on, you mangy buzzards! And don't come back!
Darkseid: [turns around to face Superman] Savor your moment of triumph, Superman. But remember victory has its price.
[fires an Omega Beam and kills Turpin]

Darkseid: People of Earth, I am Darkseid! Lord of Apokolips!
[gestures to Superman]
Darkseid: Here is your savior, bound and broken! I have crushed him as easily as I have crushed all who have dared to oppose me throughout the cosmos. I am power unlike any you have known! Absolute, infinite, and unrelenting! You have no choice but to prepare for a long, dark future as my subjects... and my *slaves*.
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: In a pig's eye!
Crowd: Yeah!
[Darkseid glowers at the crowd]
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: This is our world, ugly! You won't get it without a fight!
Superman: You hear that Darkseid? The people on Earth aren't like your slaves on Apokolips. They don't take kindly to dictators.
Darkseid: If they resist, I will not hesitate to destroy them.
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: You wanna piece of me? C'mon! C'mon Rockhead!
[Turpin tackles one of Darkseid's minions while Maggie and her fellow officer watch on television]
Officer: Geez! Is he crazy?
Maggie Sawyer: Yeah.
[Cut back to the scene on the street]
Darkseid: They know this is suicide.
Superman: Better a quick death in battle than a slow one under your heel!
Kalibak: Darkseid! We have detected military aircraft heading this way!
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: [Gathers minion's electric spear] I don't care how many crummy planets you've conquered! You ain't getting this one!
[Turpin heaves the spear and frees Superman's left arm, allowing him to break the rest of his restraints as well]
Kalibak: No!
[Kalibak attacks Superman but is easily defeated]
SCU Lt. Daniel 'Dan' Turpin: That's one for the home team!
Superman: [turns to Darkseid] Let's finish it!
Darkseid: Very well! This world dies now!


"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Darkseid Descending! (#2.23)" (2010)
Darkseid: Batman. I know all about you. I haven't become the most feared being in the universe by underestimating my enemies, but by obliterating them.
[Batman dodges Darkseid's Omega beams]
Darkseid: You're impressive, as mortals go. But in the end, you're just a human with a few toys.

Batman: You want this world, yet you're afraid to win it in a fair fight. How long has it been, Darkseid, since you've faced a mere mortal without hiding behind your godlike powers?
Darkseid: A blatant attempt to taunt me into combat. But in truth, it has been an eternity since I've exercised purely physical force. And I relish the opportunity.

Darkseid: [to Batman] I must admit, that was exhilirating. Is this where you hurl a clever retort at me? No? Then I shall separate your atoms into the primordial ether. A most fitting demise.


"Justice League: Twilight: Part II (#2.2)" (2003)
Superman: Any minute now Brainiac will explode. And guess what - you're going with him.
[Darkseid reaches for his Boom-Tube generator, but Superman destroys it with his heat vision]
Superman: No, Darkseid, to get off this rock, you'll have to go through me.
Darkseid: You really are a glutton for punishment. Time and again I've beaten you, humbled you. What makes you think today's outcome will be any different?
Superman: Because this time, I won't stop until you're just a greasy smear on my fist. Let's go.

Brainiac: You deceived me, Darkseid. Used me.
Darkseid: It's what I do.

Darkseid: [after Batman, Superman and Orion have gone] Loser!


Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) (V)
Darkseid: [to Kara] You may feel powerless now, but soon you will watch the fear in men's eyes. As captain of my Furies your fame will spread throughout the universe. You will see the fiercest warriors flee your presence. Armies brought to your knees. Entire nations crumble at the mention of your name. You will know power you would've never known on Earth. Never again will you be lost. From now on you will be at my side. Forever mine, forever Darkseid's.

Superman: Darkseid. Kara leaves with me.
Darkseid: She's free to leave, if that is what she desires.
[Kara appears next to Darkseid's throne, wearing garb of red and black]
Superman: Kara?
Kara: Hello, Kal.
Superman: Kara...
Kara: I'm fine, Kal, really.
Superman: I don't know what he's done to you, but the nightmare's over. You're safe now.
Darkseid: You're right, she is safe now.
Superman: Let's go home.
Kara: That's the problem, cousin. I'm not sure where home is.
Superman: You're just confused.
[Superman grabs Kara's hand and starts pulling her away]
Superman: [to Darkseid] I'll be back. You and I have some unfinished...
Kara: [Pulls away from Superman] You didn't listen to what Darkseid said.
Superman: Kara...
Kara: You never listen to anyone!
[Punches Superman across the room]
Kara: He said I was free to go, if I wanted to!
[Kicks Superman]
Kara: And I don't want to.
Darkseid: Good. Now kill him.
Superman: I won't fight you.
Kara: Good. Makes my job that much easier.

Kara: All these years of pretending to be human have made you soft.
[holds Superman in the air starts choking him]
Superman: [gasping] Kara, he's controlling you! Fight it!
Darkseid: Do not hesitate! Kill him!
Kara: As you wish, Lord Darkseid.


Justice League Heroes (2006) (VG)
Darkseid: Brainiac is no more. Tremble before the power of...
Superman: [surprisingly shocked] Darkseid!
Darkseid: Greetings, Superman.
Batman: You tricked Brainiac into freeing you from your extra-dimensional prison.
Darkseid: I promised him he would unleash power beyond imagining. I fulfilled our bargain. To the letter.
Zatanna: Yeah, and he was also promised great knowledge.
Darkseid: And I delivered. What higher lesson is there than is this: Never trust Darkseid.
Superman: Get off my planet... monster!
Darkseid: Normally a threat from you is worth considering, but with both the Mother Box and Sensory Matrix Field Generator at my command, I'd rather think you should get off my planet.

Brainiac: I've listened to your telepathic whispers. I've done what you've asked. Reveal your secrets to me, stone. Give me the power you promised.
Darkseid: You know well that your labors are far from complete, Brainiac. You'll get your reward when everything is done. Not before.
Brainiac: As you say. My master plan continues to unfold. It's just a matter of time now.

Darkseid: You can't control me, you can't destroy me, and there is no prison in the universe that can hold me.
Wonder Woman: I don't believe you're telling me the truth.
[wraps her lasso around Darkseid]
Wonder Woman: You know the power of my magic lasso. No one bound by it can tell a lie.
Darkseid: If I were free, I'd tear you limb from limb.
Zatanna: I believe him.


"Smallville: Finale (#10.21)" (2011)
Darkseid: You refused me once, but this may be the moment when you'll reconsider my offer.
Lionel Luthor: I never intended to live forever. There's only one life I care about. Let my son live.
Darkseid: In exchange for your soul.

Darkseid: The lost son of Jor-El.
Clark Kent: Darkseid. My father sent me to protect this planet. And will fight you to my last breath.
Darkseid: There must be a part of you that's disgusted by how easily your people fell to me.
Clark Kent: They may not be perfect, but I believe even in the darkest soul, there's always hope. People want to believe in something greater, and it may be easier to hate, but it's stronger to love.
Darkseid: Is it? Eons have passed since I came face-to-face with a force that could possibly tip the balance to the light. You are the light! You cast out the darkness from Oliver Queen, and you will obliterate my darkness from the rest of the world if you are not stopped! You will surrender to me. You will lose your soul. I will annihilate you!


"Justice League: Alive! (#5.12)" (2006)
Darkseid: [to his armies] Let the universe howl in despair for I have returned!

Darkseid: It seems I have you to thank for my resurrection. Though your world will suffer slowly, I grant you a quick death.


Justice League: War (2014) (V)
Darkseid: [to Shazam] I'll crush you like a gnat.

Darkseid: Kryptonian, you are coming with me.
Superman: Like hell I am.


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008) (VG)
Raiden: [Mortal Kombat Storyline ending]
[Raiden is now in Shao Kahn's Palace]
Raiden: Superman. He's gone.
[the others appear]
Raiden: Shao Kahn's throne room. The realms have been restored.
[Then, the group hears growling]
Kitana: Who are you?
Darkseid: I am Darkseid! I am Dark here.
[Tried to shoot lasers from his eyes, but fails]
Raiden: [Appears before Darkseid] If you're anything like Shao Kahn, you will find no refuge here. Your fate will be decided by the Elder Gods.
[Sends Darkseid to the Netherealm, where he is chained by two stone pillars]

Superman: [DC Universe Storyline first lines]
[Narrating]
Superman: Metropolis, Earth's shining example of human achievement. This is where we made our final stand against Darkseid and his army of parademons. Born in the fire pits of a distant world called Apokolips. But what seemed like victory was only the beginning.
[Having Darkseid pinned down]
Superman: It's over, Darkseid.
Darkseid: Don't be so sure, Kryptonian.
[Superman slams Darkseid to the ground]
Lex Luthor: [as Superman flies down to the ground to see Darkseid pinned to the ground] Took you long enough.
Superman: Luthor.
[Flies to him]
Superman: You threatened the safety of Earth for your own personal gain. You aligned yourself with Darkseid.
Lex Luthor: I was only trying to ensure humanity's survival in the event that you and your other *so called* heroes failed.
[Both Lex and Superman see Darksied trying to escape through a boomtube]
Lex Luthor: Darkseid has acitivated another dimensional boomtube. He's going to escape.
Darkseid: This isn't over, Superman.
Superman: Don't be so sure.
[He then uses his heat vision to defeat Darkseid]
Darkseid: This can't be true. You're de-stabilizing the boombtube.
[Then, Darkseid disappears]
Lex Luthor: [After ducking a car] I'm amazed you didn't kill us.
Superman: Save it, Luthor. You're going to jail, but this time I'm going to bring you some place more secure than Striker's Island.
[Picks Up Luthor and flies away with him]
Superman: Don't worry, I'll make sure your cell has a nice view of Earth.


"Superman: Little Girl Lost: Part II (#2.28)" (1998)
[after Superman is forced to kneel before him]
Darkseid: Ever proud, eh, Kryptonian? I must say, I find it... wearying.


"Superman: Legacy: Part II (#3.13)" (2000)
Darkseid: I am many things, Kal-El... here, I am God.


"Superman: Tools of the Trade (#1.12)" (1997)
[last lines]
Darkseid: Welcome to Apokolips, Mr. Mannheim.
Bruno Mannheim: Who are you?
Darkseid: Your new lord and master. You may call me... Darkseid.


"Smallville: Supergirl (#10.3)" (2010)
Clark Kent: What have you done with her? Let her go.
Darkseid: Lois has served her purpose. She brought one of you to me. Are you sure you can win against me? You know what I am. You know the doubt in your heart. You so-called heroes are false gods, all of you. And when people stop believing in you, you'll shatter like glass.
Clark Kent: Just tell me! Where is she?
Darkseid: I can see it. Underneath all of that bravado, you're afraid that'll you never be the hero you want to be. You wish you could kill me. And I'm not the only one. I can see that. You've felt this way before. Your heart is racing. You're at war with yourself. The turmoil is overwhelming.
Clark Kent: Where is she?
Darkseid: There is darkness in you and great power. I think we'll go far together, you and I.
Clark Kent: I'll never help you.
Darkseid: You won't have a choice.