Grail was created by Geoff Johns for DC Comics' New 52 reboot. Her presence on Earth is given as the reason for Darkseid's invasion in the origin arc of the Justice League series, but she herself is never revealed to the reader. At some point, she was captured by A.R.G.U.S and held prisoner in a massive vault with Darkseid's omega symbol on the doors. Throughout all this, her appearance is never shown, but her confinement and subsequent escape is a prominent subplot of the Vibe series. She appears on-panel for the first time in Justice League #40, designed by Jason Fabok, though she first appears off panel via dialogue only in Forever Evil #7 and appears for the first time fully revealed in Divergence #1.
Grail is the daughter of the New God Darkseid and the Amazon Myrina Black. Myrina had disagreed with the Amazon's isolationist policies and believed her sisters had abandoned their sacred mission for which they were created for in defending 'Mans World'. Myrina hoped to kill the Darkseid so she conceived a child with him with the intention of using Grail as a weapon against him. Upon her birth an oracle prophesy she will bring great destruction.
Grail was raised as a capable warrior in preparation for the coming conflict, Myrina send her through throughout the Multiverse in search for a being powerful enough to destroy her father. Decades later, Grail allied with the Anti-Monitor. He aided her crusade against Darkseid in exchange for freeing him of the Anti-Life Equation.
Powers and Abilities
As a hybrid of two powerful race and particularly as a Darkseid's daughter Grail possess powers strong enough to hurt Metron while sitting in his Mobius chair even when Anti-Monitor's antimatter could not. Grail was described as a planetary-level threat by A.R.G.U.S while they held her prisoner. Due to her few appearances most of her powers are still mystery, but as a New God/Amazon hybrid she possess at least following powers:
- Superhuman Strength: As a New God/Amazonian hybrid Grail possess strength strong enough to overpower beings like Wonder Woman easily.
- Superhuman Durability: Grail possess great durability against physical and energy attacks as she was able to fight against Wonder Woman and take punch and lightning attack from Shazam without any visible injury. She was also able to tank blast from Green Lantern without any discomfort.
- Superhuman Speed: Grail's is able to move faster than even the finest human athletes as her fighting speed was at least a match against Wonder Woman.
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Agility/Reflexes
- Healing Factor
- Immortality: Grail is immortal and won't age beyond her prime. She cannot be hurt nor killed by conventional means.
- Omega Beams: She has shown the ability to fire powerful red beams from her eyes that are either very similar or identical to her father's Omega Beams. These beams have been able to hurt Metron while sitting in his Mobius chair even when Anti-Monitor could not and break Wonder Woman's magical bracelets even while Darkseid could not.
- Magic: Grails has learned magic from Amazonian rituals and occult sources.
- Teleportation: Grail can seemingly also teleport between universes. Though seemingly to do so she has to find a certain frequency to ''lock into'' before she can teleport.
- Corruption : She can also (possibly) absorb Green Lantern's willpower and even shut down or control Green power ring.
Resurrection: She can use an ancient Amazon ritual that resurrect slaughtered enemies in a chosen host. Grail used this to revive her father Darkseid through the Superwoman and Alexander Luthor Sr. son.
Summoning: Grail can use a twisted Amazon ritual that imprisons the darkness in one's heart to summon her father Darkseid to wherever she is.
Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
Grail is also seemingly very talented and trained in martial arts as she was able to defeat whole Justice League with an axe.
Scythe: Grail possesses a magical scythe capable of slicing even through Gods and impaling Shazam.
Father Box: An Apokoliptian version of a Mother Box. Among other things, it can be used to summon boom tubes.
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 205 lbs
- Eye Color: Red
- Hair Color: Black
- Race: Amazon / New God
- Place of Birth: Themyscira
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Goddess of Anti-Life
- Known Relatives: Yuga Khan (grandfather), Darkseid (father), Myrina Black (mother, deceased), Highfather (uncle), Orion (half-brother), Kalibak (half-brother), Deathspawn (half-brother), Mr. Miracle (cousin)