Powers: Although DeSaad has no special powers, he is a master at creating devices to torment humans. Among his arsenal are the Fear Machine, which can incite entire cities to panic, Nerve-Beams, which induce instant paralysis, and Vertigo Grenades, which make people lose their sense of balance.
Weaknesses: For all his torturous abilities, DeSaad is a coward. Thus, he uses Darkseid’s other minions to fight battles for him. But when cornered, DeSaad will beg for mercy.
DeSaad was an interesting villain in the cartoon, and was an interesting figure as well with power shocking action. I remember around 1985 trying to talk my mom into buying it for me at a Heck's Store we had in our town until if folded in 1987. It's now a flea market, but I can walk a few feet from the front door and show you the spot the figures were at pretty close to 25 years ago. They had a huge display within 20 ft. of the front doors and it caught me in my tracks. I stopped there and saw DeSaad and Parademon! I wanted the DeSaad more than the Parademon. I showed it to my mom and I was hoping she would buy it for me. She refused and I once again lost the opportunity to own my first Super Powers figure. Fast forwarding to 2001, I bought. . . Read More
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