Steppenwolf appeared as one of Darkseid's Elite along with DeSaad in the Justice League's revised origins. The pair were torturing Superman on Apokolips. As of the Second Wave of the New 52, Steppenwolf appeared in Earth-2 as main adversary for Kal-L, Wonder Woman and Batman. He kills Diana and watches as Kal-L is killed in a swarm of Parademons. Long after the war has ended, he took over the country of Dherain with the help of Fury, and seeks to take over the world.
After his Yuga Khan being imprisoned in the Source Wall, his sister Queen Heggra became absolute ruler of Apokolips and he was promoted by his sister, to the post of commander of the army. During the time of Heggra's reign, Darkseid suggested to him organize an army to invade New Genesis, so they could partake of a sadistic sport:hunting and killing the civilians.
Steppenwolf's soldiers attacked Izaya the inheritor,until Avia intervene to save him,but Steppenwolf seeing movement behind whirled and fired a fatal radion bolt at her,not realizg she was Izaya's wife,later Darkseid rendered Izaya unconscious with a blast from his "killing gloves". Then Darkseid, along with a now suspicious Steppenwolf returned to Apokolips.
Death and Ressurection
After the death of his wife,Izaya lead New Genesis forces against Apokolips in act of vengeance, making the two planets go to war. Darkseid gives to Steppenwolf the command of the Dog Calvary to hold New Genesis raid,but ended killed by Highfather. All this was nothing more than a Darkseid's plan to poisoned his mother and take over throne without the intervention of his uncle. Sometime later Steppenwolf was resurrected through Desaad invention and became Apokolips military leader under Darkseid's command.
Thousands of years ago, Steppenwolf accompanied Darkseid to the planet Bylan 5 so that Darkseid could wed the princess of the planet. In actuality, the devious duo really wanted access to the precious resources of the planet and were using the marriage as an excuse to obtain it. However, the monster Doomsday appeared and quickly began wreaking havoc on the planet, even managing to kill Master Mayhem. Angered, Darkseid attempted to engage the monster but Steppenwolf decided it was best for them both to retreat as the Bylan 5 was essentially destroyed.
Steppenwolf's main job is commander of Darkseid's Dog Calvary. He trained the dogs and men to work in Darkseid's main army. His best warrior was Canis Major. When Canis Major had a son, Canis Minor, he tried to train the boy to fight. All the lad was interested in was art. Eventually the boy killed his father and took his place as Canis Major. It turned out the son was alot better then his father. When Steppenwolf found out about this, he told Darkseid. Darkseid ordered Steppenwolf to kill the son saying, how he preferred his father.
Steppenwolf served as the true leader of the Darkseid club while in human form (he was named Steppenwolf). However he was quickly killed by the new Clock King, who then proceeded to usurp control of the club.
Powers and Abilities
New God Physiology
The beings of Apokolips call themselves gods and live in a realm called the Fourth World which is outside normal space and time. Their strength is due to their relative proximity to the Source, an energy which fuels the powers of the beings in Apokolips. The inhabitants of New Genesis are far more stronger, faster, smarter and are said to be immortal.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Senses
- Invulnerability: As a New God Steppenwolf is resistant to most form of energy phsyical and energy attacks.
- Immortality: As a New God Steppenwolf has an extended lifespan which allows him to exist indefinitely,he doesn't age, wither or degrade.
- Immunity: New Gods have an advanced immune system, which allows him to survive on Apokolips enviromental ( which is full of diseases and toxins) and be immune to toxin and diseases from other planets.
Steppenwolf has thousands of years of experience in most forms combat,tracking,strategy and weapons,especially in swords and axes,he's skilled in riding/training animals and also a expert driver, having driven virtually all vehicles of Apokolips. H e is one of the most feared and respected Darkseid's generals, being responsible for leading the Apokolips army, during the invasion of other planets,especially the Dog Calvary.
Superman: The Animated Series
Steppenwolf appeared in the episode "Apokolips Now" ,leading a army of Parademons at Metropolis to capture Superman,but he was stopped by Dan Turpin ,who piloted an Army chopper and shot his aircraft causing it falls into the ocean. He was voiced by Sherman Howard.
Justice League: The Animated Series
Steppenwolf make a cameo in the episode "Twilight",retreating from an aborted invasion of New Genesis, Steppenwolf's ship was crippled and teleported, via Boom Tube, right into Darkseid's stronghold. Steppenwolf was presumably killed beforehand by the noble but otherwise merciless Orion. He was voiced by Corey Burton.
Batman the Brave and The Bold
Steppenwolf appears in the episode "Duel of the Double Crossers",as Mongul's champion fighting in a gladiatorial against Batman and Jonah Hex, who used the weapons given by Mongul to defeat it. Steppenwolf also appears in "Death Race to Oblivion",raced on Mongul's behalf against the other heroes and villains for the fate of Earth. After losing the race to Batman, Mongul blasts Steppenwolf for his failure. In both episode he was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.