The Redeemed Spider
As a mud grubber on his home world, Uxas despised the Old Gods. Feeling they cared little about him and his people. Enraged by another Old God rampaging through his village, Uxas traveled up the sacred mountain were the Old Gods slept. As they slept, Uxas whispered into the ears of all the Old Gods, causing them to turn on one another. They clashed and as they were weakened by battle, Uxas killed them one by one. Absorbing their great power, Uxas was transformed into Darkseid. His appearance was altered and outwardly he showed a rocky and greyish appearance. Armor began to wrap around his body covering his body and head. His beard was covered and he no longer had brown hair.
Meanwhile, Darkseid's brother, Izaya, begged the Sky Father to return Avia, his now dead wife to him. Instead, the God granted Izaya his power. Izaya was granted the power because of his faith and took the name Highfather. The brother in laws competed in a battle that would design the fate of their world.
Darkseid was filled with such contempt that the planet was destroyed during battle with Highfather. The battle broke the world apart and two worlds existed. When Darkseid overcame his brother, he controlled Apokolips, a hellish world where he is the reigning monarch while Highfather ruled New Genesis. Eons passed and an individual named Kaiyo, the Chaos Bringer, a teleporter had laughed at parademons fighting amongst themselves. This angered the ruler of Apokolips, he attempted to kill Kayio. But she had an unknown ability to jump to different dimensions.
Darkseid followed, and what he found was other worlds to conquer that he didn't even know existed. Darkseid went on to conquer many worlds in the pursuit of Kaiyo. He conquers and vanquishes many of these planets including Earth-2 and Earth-3. One in particular, Earth-Prime where Darkseid has trouble defeating this Justice League. After being defeated, Darkseid waits patiently for his next attack.