We all love a good supervillain and DC Comics is well known for having a large number of truly great supervillains. Two of the most powerful are the demon Trigon, one of DC’s most powerful entities, and Darkseid, considered to be one of the strongest (if not the strongest) villains in comic book history. But, who would win in a match between Trigon and Darkseid?
Trigon would be able to defeat Darkseid in his basic form from Prime-Earth. As a demon, he has more abilities than Darkseid, whose main weapon – the Omega Beam – would lose a lot of its powers against Trigon. On the other hand, Darkseid’s True Form would eliminate Trigon in a moment.
But there is still a lot to be said about Trigon vs. Darkseid. The rest of the article is going to be all about comparing the power levels of Trigon and Darkseid. You’re going to find out who Trigon and Darkseid are, as well as what their exact powers and abilities are. In the end, based on what we have presented earlier, we’re going to give our final verdict on who is stronger.
Comparing Trigon’s powers to Darkseid’s
We start off with Trigon. Trigon is pure evil and a powerful, immortal demon capable of energy projection, telepathy, size change, super strength, reality manipulation, telekinesis, and the transmutation and manipulation of matter. He is also virtual invulnerable.
He was able to reshape the entire planet Earth on a whim; he had drained the souls of millions of worlds; he was apparently omniscient; he bestowed powerful psionic powers on Psimon; and he could create hordes of demons under his command, as well as open wormholes to other worlds. Additionally, Trigon was able to easily defeat the Teen Titans and the Justice League.
Trigon can also take a human form to deceive others. In this form, he appears as an attractive and muscular man with blond hair and bright golden eyes.
Each of the Sons of Trigon wields the power of a mortal sin bestowed as a gift from his father. Jared unleashes anger and rage on his opponents. Jesse sees into the minds of his victims and transforms himself into what they most envy, as well as assuming the powers and abilities of said envied to increase his own.
Jacob invokes lust in the hearts of his prey. Raven also possesses this power, and is capable of inducing pride; however, doing so will leave you sick and nauseous for several days. It is unclear if this is caused by the demonic power itself or by his refusal to use it.
As for Darkseid, he is not just a god-like being, he is a god. One of the New Gods, to be precise. Although being humanoid, New Gods (something like the Eternals in Marvel’s universe, but a tad more powerful) are exceptionally powerful, with Darkseid being the most powerful among the group.
He has superhuman strength and stamina, and his regeneration skills, combined with his nigh invulnerability make him practically immortal; Darkseid has died on several occasions, but it was never permanent. He also gained the power of the Omega Force, which made him a lot stronger than before.
Thanks to the force, he can fire Omega Beams, beams of energy that can destroy matter in a second (although some cosmic entities like Doomsday or Superman are immune to it). He also has cosmic awareness, he can travel through dimensions and space (he can create Boomtubes at will, without the need for a Mother Box), he can alter his size and has psionic abilities (telekinesis, telepathy).
Thanks to the Omega Force, he can also resurrect the dead. If needed, he can also feed on the energy of Apokolips and other planets, much similar to Galactus.
A brief analysis of these powers reveals to us that they have a lot in common. Their abilities are almost the same, but it does seem that Trigon has more reality-bending abilities than Darkseid. This is due to the difference in their very natures. Namely, Trigon is a demon, a being of magic, and his nature is much more different, much more transcendental than Darkseid’s.
Darkseid is a god, that is a fact, but his godly-nature is not the same as the nature of a transcendent god from different religions. In fact, Trigon is closer to that concept than Darkseid, as Darkseid has always been rooted in reality. He is a god, but his nature is not really godly, it’s just superhuman… if you disregard Darkseid’s True Form. But more on that later.
Conclusion: Could Trigon defeat Darkseid?
Now, knowing everything we know at this moment, it still remains a mystery whether Trigon could defeat Darkseid. Namely, their powers seem to be almost the same and knowing that both of them are extremely powerful, it should not come as a surprise that the winner is not obvious at first glance. What makes the situation more difficult to analyze is the fact that Trigon has never faced Darkseid, the main reason being the fact that they – as we have explained above – come from different dimensions.
In terms of pure physical power, Trigon and Darkseid are equally matched. They are exceptionally strong, both are good, experienced fighters and ultimately, they’re both quite bulky and can change their size, which means that neither of them would have the advantage when this aspect is concerned. In addition to that, both of them have already demonstrated their physical strengths in various battles against different heroes and other opponents in their respective universes.
In terms of their power, they both have a very similar set of powers and their energy manipulation skills are almost entirely equal. Darkseid’s Omega Beam is his secret weapon that has proven itself to be extremely efficient against most opponents but it remains debatable how it would influence Trigon.
And while the Omega Beam is an extremely powerful “weapon” and would certainly damage Trigon, we highly doubt that it would effect him in the same manner as other characters. It is ultimately debatable whether Trigon can die in the traditional sense of the word.
“Losing” his main asset, Darkseid is left quite vulnerable in front of Trigon. Darkseid himself was always vulnerable and killable (Batman killed him, so did the Anti-Monitor), while Trigon’s demonic nature makes his relationship with death quite unclear. In that aspect, we know that Trigon could certainly kill Darkseid, while the question of whether Darkseid could kill Trigon remains a question of debate, with our opinion leaning towards a negative answer.
Trigon has exceptionally powerful reality-bending abilities and that is something that is definitely an advantage against Darkseid. Regardless of how powerful he is, Darkseid is no magical being and his abilities are severely limited when magical creatures are concerned. And while the likes of Constantine or Zatanna might not be powerful enough to fight Darkseid, a demon of Trigon’s power certainly is.
Trigon has demonstrated his abilities against Mister Mxyzptlk, the extremely powerful, yet quirky entity appearing in DC’s Multiverse. In a direct clash, Trigon managed to hold his own against Mister Mxyzptlk’s amazing powers, which is something Darkseid – we are quite certain – could not do. Namely, Darkseid had trouble fighting the likes of Superman and Batman, two characters that are, for all they’re worth, not even close to the power level of Mister Mxyzptlk; on the other hand, Trigon was controlled and subdued by Raven, a character significantly weaker than Darkseid, so go figure.
To conclude, we think that Trigon could defeat Darkseid, although it would be a very close fight. Namely, the two of them are equal in terms of strength, but the effect of Darkseid’s strongest attack, the Omega Beam, would be neutralized by Trigon’s demonic nature. In combination with his reality-bending abilities, Trigon would be able to find a way to defeat Darkseid, as the video above likewise suggests.
This, of course, only applies to the avatar of Darkseid present on Prime-Earth. But, as true fans know very well, Darkseid has a so-called “True Form”, which we have already written about in an earlier text. Darkseid’s True Form is an omnipresent and omnipotent divine entity that is a threat to the whole Multiverse.
We have only seen a glimpse of this form’s powers and we already know it is among the most powerful beings in DC’s fictional universe, on par with the likes of The Presence and Dr. Manhattan. Darkseid’s True Form would easily defeat Trigon in any form of combat so we haven’t really given this option much space, but we had to give one final remark to clear everything up.