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For other use of the term within comics, see Elite (comics).
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Art by John Byrne
|First appearance||New Gods #1 March 1971|
|Created by||Jack Kirby|
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.
In other media
- Many of the Elite members have appeared in Superman: The Animated Series.
- Many of the Elite members appeared in Justice League Unlimited.
- Some of the Elite members appeared in Smallville. The members were Desaad, Godfrey and Granny who are portrayed as minion-prophets. Titan appeared in the episode "Combat" played by Glenn Jacobs.
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