By MrDirector786 15 Comments
First off the reason I'm making this is to explain all the out of context and low showings people have been using to downplay post-crisis Darkseid because I have grown tired of people calling him Jobberseid and discrediting him.
I'll start off by explaining the context behind these two scans.
Now, when you just look at these scans it appears that Batman kicked Darkseid and made him bleed and that Superman can take him down in a few punches. But when you establish the context, you see that he was in a really weakened state at the time and here are scans to prove that he was weakened because the omega force, the source of his powers, had been lost to the source wall.
Next, here are two instances of massive PIS from Superman vs Darkseid: Apokolips Now!
From the first instance, Superman deflected the omega beams with his heat vision and in the second he made Darkseid hit himself with his beams. Both instances are massive PIS. Why? The first instance is PIS because the beams can move through matter or energy so they should have been able to just pass through his heat vision and the second one is PIS because Darkseid has complete control over the beams and they go where he wants them to and if they are aiming for a target which he does not want to hit, he can either make them go through the object or go around it. So hitting himself with his own beams is just bad writing.
Now, here's an instance in which it appears that Superman beat Darkseid around.
When you look at this scan, it appears that Superman defeated Darkseid. In actuality, he did not defeat Darkseid - he beat Desaad. Many of you would be confused as to how that could possibly be Desaad and the answer to that is Desaad is cunning and many times he tries to act as Darkseid behind his back and here is proof of that.
As you can clearly see, Desaad has tried to act like Darkseid behind his back before. And here is a scan which shows many instances in which Darkseid appeared but were really just Desaad disguised as Darkseid. You can see one of those instances is that moment where Superman fought Darkseid. Keep in mind that this instance and the one above are from the late 1980s. You can also see another instance in which he encountered Dr. Fate which also appeared in the late 1980s. This shows several appearances of Darkseid that were really just Desaad disguised as Darkseid.
And lastly, I will go over this scan of Hunter Prey Doomsday defeating Darkseid.
Now, from the looks of it, it seems that Doomsday beat Darkseid. In truth, that was just an avatar of Darkseid. Now, I would show scans or give an issue number but I actually don't know when it was revealed to just be an avatar - I've only heard that it is from other people. But I will establish proof that Darkseid does have avatars.
As I said before, the purpose of this is to show everyone that Post-Crisis Darkseid is NOT a jobber and that all of those low showings are out of context or are just bad writing. I hope this helps people understand Post-Crisis Darkseid a little better. I also hope people can use this as a reference to show to anyone who is trying to downplay post-crisis Darkseid.