Steppenwolf (Justice League (2017))

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"Mother, millennia in exile, searching. At last, you call me home."

Steppenwolf is the main antagonist of the 2017 film, Justice League. He is also the uncle of Darkseid (Who currently never appeared in the DC Extended Universe).

Why He Sucks

This article is only focusing on Steppenwolf from the theatrical cut of Justice League.

  1. Steppenwolf has a bland persona other than a genocidal pervert.
  2. His design looks too similar to Shinnok from Mortal Kombat X.
  3. He can be somewhat compared to Thanos. Both of the main antagonists of their respective films (Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame). The only difference is that despite carrying a giant, lead ax, he got beaten by 6 heroes while the latter had beaten nearly 30 heroes with his bare hands regards using the Infinity Gauntlet or not, before wiping out half of all life.
  4. He has a bland, boring, plain, monochromatic color scheme of just grayish-blue whereas Marvel's Thanos as mentioned above was at least has purple skin and gold-and-blue armor/tunic in the films.
  5. Steppenwolf also barely appeared in the film despite being the main antagonist.
  6. He calls himself the "End of Worlds", however, he didn't live up to that alias since he got beaten by 6 heroes (Especially Superman) to death.
  7. Say what you will about Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Ronan's actions made more sense compared to Steppenwolf's.
  8. Steppenwolf also wants to use Mother Boxes just to turn Earth into the planet Apokolips. Apokolips was NOT created synthetically! This is possible that director Joss Whedon rewrote and reshoot Snyder's version.
  9. He is basically not only a version, but a rip-off of Lyric from Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric as both of literally generic "I'm gonna destroy the world because I'm evil!".
  10. His defeat is a rip-off from both Scar from The Lion King and Pitch Black from Rise of the Guardians defeats, where the Parademons fed on his fear and piled on him as they disappear into a portal only if his ax is destroyed, makes no sense.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. His armor looks similar to its New 52 version, which is good.
  2. Much like the Joker who had his characterization redeemed, he had a different design, better VFX, more screen time, and a more better motivation in "Zack Snyder's Justice League".
    • Instead of planning to destroy the world just because he wants to, Steppenwolf wants to bring his honor back, and convince Darkseid that he's still worthy.




2 months ago
Score 2
Is it me or does this character look like Shinnok from Mortal Kombat?


3 days ago
Score 0
Just realized it


one month ago
Score 4
His newer design looks a bit strange but overall I like Snyder's Steppenwolf more than Whedon's

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