A ruthless warrior from the planet Apokolips, General Steppenwolf conquered countless planets in the name of his nephew and master, Darkseid, before a failure caused him to be exiled from his home. He planned to regain his honor via a second chance at this victory, but he failed this as well.
Five thousand years ago, Steppenwolf lead his army to Earth by the orders of his nephew and master, Lord Darkseid, intent on paving the way for DeSaad and his Apokoliptian priests to use the three Mother Boxes to transform the planet into a twisted mirror reflection of his home planet. An alliance of Amazons, Atlanteans, Green Lanterns, all the tribes of man and even the ancient gods, stood to oppose him. The tide turned against Steppenwolf and his Mother Boxes were captured before they could transform the planet. Driven mad at the loss of his greatest weapon, Steppenwolf had to be dragged back onto his ship by his own men as they retreated back into space. The humiliated conqueror swore that the alliance of his enemies would crumble, Earth would be consumed by darkness and that he would return when it did to finish what he started.
Disgraced and humiliated by his first retreat, Steppenwolf was exiled from Apokolips for shaming his king. For millennia, Steppenwolf wandered the stars with his army of Parademons, waiting for the day his Mother Boxes would signal him.
In 2015, Steppenwolf received a message from Earth telling him that it was defenseless, and their greatest champion lay dead. Eager for this second chance, Steppenwolf prepared to invade once again.
Two years after receiving the message, Steppenwolf and his armies came to Earth to reclaim the Mother Boxes and the world in the name of Darkseid. However, they were thwarted not only by Earth's resurrected champion, but by five others that Lex Luthor, the man who sent the message, neglected to mention. Fearing for his life, his Parademons smelled the terror on him and dragged Steppenwolf through a Boom Tube back to his ship, possibly killing him, before he could terraform Earth and regain his lost honor.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the DC Extended Universe and is an adaptation of Steppenwolf. The original character was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in New Gods #7.
- Steppenwolf was played by Ciarán Hinds.
- Steppenwolf's cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looked radically different from his appearance in Justice League. Zack Snyder has confirmed the recut will go back to Steppenwolf's former design.
- 2 Appearances of Steppenwolf (DC Extended Universe)
- 3 Images featuring Steppenwolf (DC Extended Universe)
- 1 Quotations by or about Steppenwolf (DC Extended Universe)
- Character Gallery: Steppenwolf (DC Extended Universe)
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