Non-Disney Vs DC Villains War
Darkseid first appears in the sixth match of the first round of the series, facing the alien mutant Flogg when he attacks Apokolips, seeking to usurp control of the planet. Flogg quickly finds himself outmatched by the dark god, only surviving due to the intervention of the sorcerer Skeletor. Even together Flogg and Skeletor can do little but hold Darkseid off long enough to escape. After the fight, Darkseid returns to his space cell. He is then greeted by the welcoming arrival of his ally, Kal-El. To test his ally's strenght, Darkseid sends him on a mission to kill the alien-cyborg, Zygon, and his armanda, a task Kal-El excels. After the end of the battle, Darkseid assigns his ally for a new mission.
A General's Failure
With Kal-El's recent victories, his general, Kalibak, grows jealous over the new star, by the fact that he becomes too much overestimated. To prove himself, Kalibak requests to take down the Galra empire, directed by Grune, along with the help of Black Beetle. Darkseid gives permission to the assignment. However, he punishes Kalibak, when he returns defeated from the battle, especially after Black Beetle's defeat, for his reckless strategy, though he does not decide for what kind of punishment he would recieve yet.