By the way, the idea of Darkseid is quite the opposite of edgy. He's the ultimate archetype of the cosmic threat, and accompanied by imposing dialogue and presentation, he IS the antithesis of a Superhero. Being one hundred percent evil, and the complete opposite of what the heroes stand for, if the tone of the story requires it, that means he will do unspeakably evil acts to establish himself as the ultimate evil in that story, so that's the story trying to have some gravitas, not him being edgy. Killing Dan Turpin and creating pic related come to mind.
So, the impact and strength of Darkseid is usually on how he's portrayed and how he impacts the universe and the characters in it. Not because he's sympathetic or understandable. That would not be Darkseid. Darkseid is an ancient manifestation of evil, instead of having misplaced eyes and tentacles and speaking in an incomprehensible, maddening language, has the demeanor of a theatrical tyrant. You know, just like how his lieutenants are beyond campy archetypes with entertaining gimmicks and strong performances that leave a lasting impression? Good villain, thoroughly entertaining.>>100501514
No, that's what any world conqueror or villain seeking godhood would want. More like, since he's already a god, he wants to BE the universe, once all freedom is eliminated. Final Crisis nails this, I love it. Look at it here >>100501679