Every tyrannical warlord needs a general they can trust, and luckily for Darkseid, he need not look further than his uncle, Steppenwolf. As one of the immortal New Gods, Steppenwolf's capacity for violence is nearly unmatched throughout the galaxy.
A tactical genius with a reputation for unspeakable cruelty, Steppenwolf enjoys the illustrious status of being a member of Darkseid's Elite, a group of warriors hand-selected by the Lord of Apokolips himself. He commands armies of Parademons with single-minded determination to crush the enemies of Darkseid without mercy, and when the Parademons alone don't suffice, Steppenwolf is more than happy to get his own hands dirty. He's an expert fighter made even more deadly when armed with his Electro-Ax.
At Darkseid's command, Steppenwolf murdered Avia, the wife of Highfather, an event that rekindled the ancient war between Apokolips and New Genesis. He considers this distinction a badge of honor, however. After all, like any proud member of the Elite, Steppenwolf's loyalty to Darkseid is unwavering and absolute. He has no problem honing his bloodlust and brutality to become a weapon at his nephew's disposal, no matter the cost.
combat strategy, combat skill, master swordsman, skilled fighter, master tactician, energy blasts
THE NEW GODS #7 (1972)
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