Dessad is a New God. He appears somewhat deformed, but retains a basic human shape, but is not as powerful as Darkseid. He is one of the many residents of Apokolips. On Apokolips Desaad was questioned by Darkseid as to what he had to report from their agents on Earth. He persuades Darkseid to invade when the heroes begin finding the Mother Boxes. Desaad notified Darkseid that heroes were springing up everywhere on Earth, and as such they were losing their element of surprise, prompting Desaad to suggest that Darkseid move up his time table for invading the Earth. Later on Earth, Desaad watched as a Parademon carried a subdued Superman to their base. At the base, Desaad began the process of turning Superman into a "super" Parademon, though soon after he was apprehended and defeated by Batman which makes the process is prevented. He later made an attempt to escape, though he was killed by a mind-controlled Superman who snapped his neck.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- New God Physiology: Desaad is a New God and possess many of the New God's traits such as an nearly infinite lifespan and enhanced abilities.
- Master Torturer: Desaad is the master torturer in Apokolips and utilizes many technology to make his torture methodology even more effective and painful.