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The New Gods are a spacefaring race of humanoid beings that are practically immortal, wield phenomenal amounts of physical might, and are native to two known planets: New Genesis and Apokolips. The New Gods of Apokolips serve under their feared leader, Darkseid, while the New Gods of New Genesis are led by their benevolent lord Highfather.


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Kryptonian Expansion

During their time of Expansion, the Kryptonians would come across the New Gods of Apokolips, though their encounter end with the two becoming enemies.[1]

Invasion of Earth

Steppenwolf arrives to invade Earth

Steppenwolf during the first invasion of Earth

Thousands of years ago, General Steppenwolf invaded planet Earth in Sector 2814 in an attempt to terraform the planet into an Apokolips-like planet, and would've succeeded if not for the intervention of the Olympians and the Sector's Green Lantern. After suffering a heavy blow from Zeus himself, Steppenwolf was forced into retreat, dragged away from the planet by his Parademons and the Apokoliptian Priests, losing three Mother Boxes in the process. His defeat resulted in his exile from his homeworld of Apokolips.[1]

Return to Earth

In 2015, Bruce Wayne had a vision of a possible future where Superman joined the New Gods and caused an injustice war. This vision had parademons in it as well.[2]

Shortly before being arrested, Lex Luthor had a communication with Steppenwolf, where he revealed that Superman was dead and Earth was without protectors.[2]

Steppenwolf then attacked Earth again and was stopped by the Justice League.


The New Gods are an advanced warrior race with access to technology beyond human understanding. They possess advanced energy weapons such as Plasma Carbine or Electro Axe of Steppenwolf. However, one of its most predominant objects are the Mother Boxes, high-tech objects that allow them to open portals to other places in the universe. They can also be used to repair Victor Stone's damaged body in a robotic body, which gave him superhuman abilities.

Characteristic Traits

The New Gods are much more powerful beings than humans and many other species in the universe. However, they are matched or surpassed by Kryptonians powered by solar energy or Olympian Gods. They possess superhuman physical abilities, being one of the most predominant superhuman strength, although it varies, since while Steppenwolf possesses enough strength to dominate such powerful beings as Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the Apokoliptian Priests do not seem to possess strength beyond humans. The New Gods, like Steppenwolf, despite their large size, have incredible superhuman speed and agility that allows them to easily overcome and overwhelm other smaller and agile beings. They are also able to react quickly to high-speed projectiles. The New Gods are invulnerable to many forms of damage, since they can even withstand the tremendous blows of a demigodess like Wonder Woman or Superman. In addition, they are immortal beings they live forever.

However, as only Steppenwolf has been seen so far, it is unclear what a normal New God looks like and what physical traits they share with Steppenwolf or how far Steppenwolf was from the physical form of his species.

It has been shown that the New Gods are able to control their Parademons minions with absolute authority in a manner similar to mind control. However, since the Parademons feed on fear, they will turn against them if they expose a sufficient amount of fear.[1]

Notable New Gods


  • In DC Comics, there are two planets of origin for the New Gods; Apokolips, ruled by Darkseid, and New Genesis, ruled by the being known as the Highfather. Both planets are in a parallel universe near the constellation of Orion and can only be accessed through the use of a boom tube. Apokolips and New Genesis are in constant warfare, signifying evil and good respectively.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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