Steppenwolf is a fictional supervillain in DC Comics, first appearing in New Gods #7 in 1972. He is a military general of the planet Apokolips, serving under Darkseid, one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe.
Steppenwolf is a towering figure with immense strength and durability, and is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and weapons. He is often portrayed as a brutal and ruthless commander who leads armies of Parademons, the foot soldiers of Apokolips, in battles against other worlds and the forces of the New Gods.
In the DC Extended Universe, Steppenwolf was the main antagonist in the 2017 film Justice League. He was portrayed as a powerful and imposing figure, with the ability to create powerful shockwaves and command a vast army of Parademons. His goal was to retrieve the three Mother Boxes, ancient artifacts that could be used to reshape reality, and use them to conquer Earth and other planets. However, he was ultimately defeated by the combined forces of the Justice League, led by Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.