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Reading: Steppenwolf (Prime Earth)
Base Of Operations
Fourth World · Sphere of the Gods
|Justice League Vol 2 #6
Steppenwolf is an Apokoliptian general and a member of Darkseid ‘s Elite.
Darkseid decided that he wanted Earth for himself so invaded the world expecting little resistance as usual. however the heroes of the earth banded together against the God of Evil in an attack to save their earth. One of the heroes called Superman was captured and given to DeSaad to experiment on with the aid of Steppenwolf. unfortunately the hero Cyborg was able to reprogram the invasion forces ‘ Boom Tubes sending them to random locations. [ 1 ] Years late, Steppenwolf would appear at Darkseid ‘s english to serve once again during his fight against the Anti-God. [ 2 ]
A World Divided
After the death of Darkseid during the struggle with the Anti-Monitor Apokolips fell into a state of chaos. Steppenwolf led his crave dogs as one of the factions attempting to survive the conflict, not being particularly interested in the throne. Kalibak took a majority of the planets resources in a despairing appreciation for power leaving many early groups including the Hunger Dogs with little resources. [ 3 ] The abject life of Apokolips brought Lex Luthor of Earth 0 to the planet hope that he could lead them, restoring order to the planet. Luthor, not wanting the province, summoned Superman to the satellite along with his wife and son Superboy. [ 4 ] due to a majority of his forces needing sustenance Steppenwolf attempted to feed the dogs to his men but was stopped by Superboy who had been separated with his parents. The boy steal the wolves and headed to where Kalibak was attempting to find his founder in the open fire pits by blasting into the satellite with the Chaos Cannon. [ 3 ] After a short conflict Superman assumed leadership of the satellite and restored decree before returning back to his earth. [ 5 ] Steppenwolf was later seen at an auction by Volgar Zo for the shriveled satellite Earth. [ 6 ]
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.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Reflexes
- 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.
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