Personal Info:
Real Name: Steppenwolf
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Apokolips
First Appearance: New Gods Vol.1 7
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Darkseid's Elite
Base Of Operations: Apokolips
Grudges: New Gods
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Steppenwolf is an expert military leader and tactician. He is also an expert in the handling of animals.
Enhanced Abilities: Steppenwolf has enhanced strength, agility and endurance.
Electro-Axe: Steppenwolf carries and electro-axe with which he is an expert in combat.
Cable Snare: Steppenwolf carries a cable snare that fires lethal energy beams and can ensnare opponents.
The uncle of Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, Steppenwolf was the commander of Apokolips’s military during the reign of Heggra, Darksied’s mother. Hoping to incite a war between Apokolips and its sister world, New Genesis, Darkseid suggested that Steppenwolf go and hunt the inhabitants there for sport. When Steppenwolf murdered the wife of Izaya the Inheritor, the New Genesis leader, and Darkseid pretended to kill Highfather himself, a bloody war between the two worlds began.
During a pitched battle on the plains of New Genesis, Steppenwolf was caught off guard and killed by the vengeful Izaya, whom he believed dead. Steppenwolf was later resurrected by the advanced technology of Apokolips. Mindful of his uncle’s past military prowess, Darkseid once again placed Steppenwolf in command of his vast armies.