Darkseid's Elite

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For other use of the term within comics, see Elite (comics).
Darkseid's Elite
Art by John Byrne
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance New Gods #1 March 1971
Created by Jack Kirby
In-story information
Base(s) Apokolips
Member(s) Amazing Grace
Doctor Bedlam
Glorious Godfrey
Granny Goodness
Virman Vundabar

Darkseid's Elite are fictional characters created in Jack Kirby's Fourth World miniseries in DC Comics.


The Elite are the top chosen to Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips. The Elite became Darkseid's most powerful band of warriors.


Some of his elite include:

  • Amazing Grace - A master manipulator, Glorious Godfrey's younger sister, who once managed to brainwash Superman.
  • Brola - An elite shock trooper.
  • Desaad - A sadistic torturer.
  • Devilance - The god of the hunt, who was seemingly killed by Lobo during the events of 52.
  • Doctor Bedlam - A pure energy being, who inhabits a neverending series of artificial bodies.
  • Glorious Godfrey - A master manipulator, mostly adept at bending huge masses of people to his will.
  • Granny Goodness - The founder of the Female Furies and keeper of the horrid orphanages in Apokolips.
  • Kalibak - Darkseid's eldest son, a thuggish brute.
  • Kanto - A master assassin and "Preening clotheshorse", as Darkseid once described him.
  • Mantis - A bug-like warrior, one of New Genesis' insect people.
  • Mortalla - A servant of Darkseid who can induce sleep with one hand and death with another: she was once a mortal, but was heavily modified to serve him.
  • Steppenwolf - Darkseid's uncle, now general in his armies. He once killed Izaya's beloved wife.
  • Titan - A green giant.
  • Virman Vundabar - An expert strategist and sycophant, who emulates the appearance and mannerisms of a Prussian officer.

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