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When Darkseid declared war on the universe of Earth 2, Steppenwolf led an army to their world in what would come to be known to the humans as the Apokolips War. Steppenwolf successfully managed to kill Earth 2's Wonder Woman and Superman during their last ditch attack against him. However, he was finally defeated and pushed back after Batman sacrificed his life to send all of Steppenwolf's Parademons back through boom tubes.
Unable to get back to Apokolips after his defeat during the Apokolips War, Steppenwolf spent the next five years in hiding trying to escape the World Army with the help of his remaining forces and his daughter Fury. Steppenwolf took control of the small country of Dherain after killing their king and set up plans to further conquer the world. Moments after he had finally taken down the World Army and declared himself ruler of Earth 2, Steppenwolf was apparently killed by one of his Hunger Dogs Brutaal.
Powers and Abilities
- New God Physiology: The beings of Apokolips call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space, even outside of the normal 52 universes. These New Gods have evolved due to taking up the powers of other gods and through the use of the Source, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of Apokolips are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance.
- Immortality: Like all New Gods Steppenwolf will never age past his prime.
- Self-Sustenance: Steppenwolf doesn't require food as sustenance although he does enjoy it.
- Superhuman Strength: Steppenwolf is able to lift hundreds of tons with ease and has fought the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman.
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Stamina: Steppenwolf was able to fight against the World Army for over an hour without tiring.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Steppenwolf is capable of dodging energy blasts before they hit him as well as being able to deflect them with his Electro-Axe.
- Leadership: Steppenwolf has lead huge forces of Parademons which are naturally unruly creatures.
- Military Protocol: As a general of Darkseid's forces Steppenwolf has a deep understanding of the workings of his forces.
- Weaponry: Steppenwolf is highly efficient in the use of many weapons, ranged or not. Perhaps his greatest skill is with his signature Electro-Axe.
- Boom Tube: Although Steppenwolf's original Boom Tube was rendered useless he was later able to acquire a new one. The Boom Tube allows him to travel anywhere in the multiverse via a portal.
- Steppenwolf was created by Jack Kirby, first appearing in New Gods #7. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Steppenwolf first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League (Volume 2) #6 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
- Though some sources initially indicated during the early New 52 that the New Gods were singularities, with only one of each existing in all the multiverse, later comics, namely Multiversity indicated that, instead, each universe in the multiverse possessed its own unique emination of each New God, each seemingly a part of a larger multiversal core (or 'godhead' for each New God within the Sphere of Gods. Later comics, like Infinite Frontier, confirmed this.
- 14 Appearances of Steppenwolf (Earth 2)
- 1 Images featuring Steppenwolf (Earth 2)
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- Character Gallery: Steppenwolf (Earth 2)
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