Heggra, alongside her husband Yuga Khan, were the first Apokolipian rulers, and parents of Drax and Uxas.
After Yuga Khan was imprisoned in the Source Wall while trying to breach it and become the most powerful being in the Universe, she became the supreme monarch of Apokolips, until she was assassinated by Uxas, later known as Darkseid.
Manipulating her son's life
In a bid to seize power, Uxas followed his elder brother, Drax to the Infinity Pit. When Drax tried to claim that power that was rightfully his Uxas stepped in and murdered him, claiming the Omega Effect for his own. Uxas then renamed himself: Darkseid.
Darkseid would soon meet Suli, a beautiful Apokoliptian scientist who had peaceful leanings. Darkseid fell in love with her and the two had a child, Kalibak. Queen Heggra, however, did not approve of this union. She feared Suli's influence over her son, nor did she want Suli to be the mother to any more of her grandchildren. Heggra had Desaad, the royal torturer, kill Suli. She then arranged for her son to marry Tigra, a woman who he hated, but one who Heggra admired for having a hot-tempered nature. Darkseid consummated the marriage and Orion was born as a result.
Eventually, Darkseid learned of Heggra's role in the death of Suli. Now more motivated to see his mother dead than ever before, he had Desaad murder the queen, leaving him as the unopposed ruler of Apokolips.
Powers and Abilities
New God Physiology
The beings of Apokolips call themselves gods and live in a realm called the Fourth World which is outside normal space and time. Their strength is due to their relative proximity to the Source, an energy which fuels the powers of the beings in Apokolips. The inhabitants of New Genesis are far more stronger, faster, smarter and are said to be immortal.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Senses
- Invulnerability: As a New God,Heggra is resistant to most form of energy phsyical and energy attacks.
- Immortality: As a New God, Heggra has an extended lifespan which allows her to exist indefinitely, she doesn't age, wither or degrade.
- Immunity: New Gods have an advanced immune system, which allows her to survive on Apokolips enviromental (which is full of diseases and toxins) and being immune to toxins and diseases from other planets.