Parademons are a race of genetically engineered warriors in the DC Comics universe. Created on the hellish world of Apokolips, these monsters serve as Darkseid's obedient shock troopers. When Darkseid mounts an interplanetary invasion, the Parademons are the first to enter the battle. Their true strength is in their numbers, which reach into the thousands. When acting together, they can overwhelm even the toughest heroes. They are chosen from the most sociopathic and cruel residents before being given gliders and trained in combat.
Parademons are typically depicted as mindless drones. They are intelligent enough to operate tools and machinery, but have no free will and usually do not speak. They are bred from the most malicious and sadistic residents of Apokolips, driven by the instinct to fight and kill.
Parademons possess strength superior to humans and have a high tolerance for pain. Their armour is equipped with mechanical wings that allow them to fly and they go into battle wielding staffs and energy weapons.