I finally understand Darkseid.
I mean, you know that moment in bed when you're trying to sleep and suddenly the memories of all the stupid things you ever said or did come rushing back and you are filled with hatred for creation?
Now, imagine you get one of those moments...and you actually have the power to burn everything to the ground with one look of your eyes. Why the hell not?
And of course, you are eternal and nearly all-powerful, everyone else looks like an ant to you, your perspective is all messed up. So you think hey, that planet over there is kinda close to the planet where I was stood up on a date, just a few light-decades away. In a few years, if they manage to develop the necessary technology, there is a small chance that they might see that moment. Mmm. Maybe I should obliterate it? That would make me feel better. I wonder what my psychologist would say? Ah, what the hell, I've been working hard all week, I deserve this. And that's it, a few billion lives extinguished.
And I just thought of something worse. What if the only reason why Darkseid bothers with the universe if because similar beings from his home think he's a loser? Like, maybe the whole Apokolypse vs New Genesis thing is just the lowest of the lowest of a much higher plane of existence. Maybe Darkseid has some monotonous desk job, and his stapler keeps getting stolen. And the girl he likes doesn't even know he exists. So every night (or what passes for night in that higher plane), he and his New Gods buddies get together, go on a camping trip to some tiny multiverse in some dark corner of existence and lash out. Apokolips vs New Genesis, let's see who scores more this time.
Are you reading this Grant? This is what you've done to us.