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Real Identity: Steppenwolf
Appearances (STAS): Apokolips...Now! Part Two
Appearances (JL): Twilight Part One
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd Part Four (Destroyed Universe only)
Skills: Military Strategy and Weapons
Voiced By: Corey Burton
The uncle of Darkseid, Steppenwolf was once the ruler of Apokolips and commander of its military. But when Darkseid was plotting to take power for himself, he decided to incite a war between Apokolips and New Genesis and take over amidst the chaos. Darkseid convinced Steppenwolf to go to New Genesis and hunt its people for sport. Steppenwolf ended up killing the wife of Izaya the Inheritor (later, Highfather) and the bloody war began. Izaya then killed Steppenwolf to avenge his wife. With Steppenwolf dead and Heggra murdered, Darkseid took power. However, Darkseid was able to resurrect Steppenwolf with Apokoliptian technology and placed him as military commander. His weapons of choice are a cable snare and an electro-axe.
In his first invasion of Earth, Darkseid faced more resistance than expected. Steppenwolf was summoned and boomed to Earth to capture Superman. However, the Special Crimes Unit, led by Inspector Dan Turpin, helped Superman turn the tide. Steppenwold's assault craft was destroyed in a fire fight but he returned to Apokolips intact.
Steppenwolf later commanded an assault on a planet under orders to find the solution of the Anti-Life Equation. He could not escape the wrath of the planet's protectors, the New Gods of New Genesis. Steppenwolf died in action. Orion boomed the remnants of the fleet to Darkseid's citadel and caused mass damage.