The cruel warlord and master of the hunt, Steppenwolf would in the end only be another tool for his nephew's rise to power.
Darkseid's uncle, Steppenwolf is one of the last of the old ways; his death leaving the military of Apokolips to be filled with sadists and monsters. Not that he was a saint, but he did follow the warrior's code. I did a few minor tweaks to Kirby's design (as seen in the story "The Pact", and not the brown outfit of Superpowers) and I am quite pleased with him.
Disclaimer - These redesigns are for fun, and not part of any actual project.