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Old 07-31-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Hang on. The villain of the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is named Steppenwolf?
Yep. Darkseid's uncle.



http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Steppenwolf_(Prime_Earth)

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Steppenwolf is an Apokoliptian General, a member of Darkseid's Elite and the father of the half-Amazon Fury.


Steppenwolf lead an army against Earth in the name of Darkseid during the Apokolips War. Steppenwolf later killed Wonder Woman and Superman during their last ditch attack against him. He was, however, defeated after Batman sacrificed his life to send all of Steppenwolf's Parademons back through boom tubes


Steppenwolf first appeared in Jack Kirby's New Gods #7 in 1972.

Steppenwolf doesn't indulge silly one-liners, either.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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Steppenwolf doesn't indulge silly one-liners, either.
Because Steppenwolf is a silly one-liner. I bet he's born to be wild. And he'll go on a magic carpet ride.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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Because Steppenwolf is a silly one-liner. I bet he's born to be wild. And he'll go on a magic carpet ride.
Rinse that pop culture-soaked brainiac, Marcus! Steppenwolf is a cool name. Here are other instances of the word that predate that overrated band you love so much.

Steppenwolf is the German name for coyote.

Steppenwolf is a 1927 novel by Herman Hesse (yes, he named it after the coyote).

Steppenwolf is derived from steppe wolf, a "a canine subspecies indigenous to Central Asia."
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Rinse that pop culture-soaked brainiac, Marcus! Steppenwolf is a cool name. Here are other instances of the word that predate that overrated band you love so much.

Steppenwolf is the German name for coyote.

Steppenwolf is a 1927 novel by Herman Hesse (yes, he named it after the coyote).

Steppenwolf is derived from steppe wolf, a "a canine subspecies indigenous to Central Asia."
None of which make the least bit of sense to name an intergalactic super-villain. Why would you name an intergalactic bad guy after a German coyote?

And yes, I am very familiar with the Herman Hesse novel. It's the one all the pot heads in college pretended to read so that people would think they were "deep."
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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None of which make the least bit of sense to name an intergalactic super-villain. Why would you name an intergalactic bad guy after a German coyote?
Why would an intergalactic villain be named Darth Tyrannus? Doesn't that sound too Roman/Greek or something?

Why are the denizens of a faraway world so evocative of Native American peoples?

^Both examples come from movies that made a LOT of money. A LOT.

Jack "King" Kirby created Steppenwolf. Sorry, but he gets a pass.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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None of which make the least bit of sense to name an intergalactic super-villain. Why would you name an intergalactic bad guy after a German coyote?

And yes, I am very familiar with the Herman Hesse novel. It's the one all the pot heads in college pretended to read so that people would think they were "deep."
Jack Kirby had just defected from Marvel to DC. Hard to imagine what the heck was in his head at the time.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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Why would an intergalactic villain be named Darth Tyrannus?
I wouldn't name a character that. It's dumb.


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Why are the denizens of a faraway world so evocative of Native American peoples?
You mean AVATAR? Yeah, I didn't like that movie either. It was FERN GULLY with machine guns.


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Jack "King" Kirby created Steppenwolf. Sorry, but he gets a pass.
I don't care if he was created by Ernest Hemingway while he was snorting the ashes of William Shakespeare while sitting on Homer's grave. It's still a silly name.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Why are the denizens of a faraway world so evocative of Native American peoples?

Well in Valerian the denizens of the faraway world were evocative of Polynesians.


Every empire has an abused native population to atone for.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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Well in Valerian the denizens of the faraway world were evocative of Polynesians.
More proof Jimmy Cameron's writing is LESS original than George Lucas's!
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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I wouldn't name a character that. It's dumb.
That was the codename of Christopher Lee's Count Dooku (also a bad name) in Attack of the Clowns and Revenge of the Snit.

"Tyranus" with one n, rather.

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I don't care if he was created by Ernest Hemingway while he was snorting the ashes of William Shakespeare while sitting on Homer's grave.
That's pretty funny.
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