DC Animated Universe

A Parademon invading Earth.

"Parademons, attack!"

Parademons are the monstrous, demon-like shock troopers of Apokolips.


Commanded by General Steppenwolf, who served Darkseid on Apokolips, Parademons spearheaded several attacks on Superman and invasions of Earth.[1] Despite Steppenwolf's death,[2] Parademons still served as part of Darkseid's armies.

After Darkseid's death and the descent of Apokolips into civil war, Parademons fought on the side of both factions, Virman Vundabar's and Granny Goodness's. However, when Darkseid was resurrected, Parademons followed their omnipotent leader to Earth, where they battled the Justice League and the Legion of Doom.

Powers and abilities

Parademons were capable of unaided flight and have been trained to use a variety of melee and projectile weapons. Their standard weapon is a spear also equipped with an energy blaster. Bare-handed, they possess superhuman strength and often attack with their claws and teeth.

They are somewhat resistant to injury, though this may be more of a function of their armor than natural toughness.

Background information

Created by the twisted science of Desaad and brainwashed by Granny Goodness, Parademons are unquestionably loyal to Darkseid, whom they consider to be their great and terrible god.

The animated Parademons seem to differ in strength according to the dramatic needs of a story. At times Parademons can press even the likes of Superman in combat, and one manage to cause the Man of Steel pain by biting him. Other times, Batman and Lex Luthor can capably deal with multiple Parademons with their weapons. Even people of ordinary strength like the Question and Dan Turpin were able to deck them with a punch to the jaw.


Superman: The Animated Series

Justice League Unlimited

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fogel, Rich (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (February 14, 1998). "Apokolips... Now!, Part II". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 2. Episode 26 (airdate). Episode 35 (production). Kids WB!.
  2. Fogel, Rich (writer) & Timm, Bruce (story) & Riba, Dan (director) (July 5, 2003). "Twilight, Part I". Justice League. Season 2. Episode 1 (airdate). Episode 31 (production). Cartoon Network.