Virman was raised in Granny Goodnesses orphanage. He developed a deep interest in Prussian military stile after he was sent to a mission on Earth. He later modeled his costume after a Prussian one too. Although he has no powers he is an expert in stagey and military tactics. With an army and other powered Apokolips champions with him, he makes constant efforts to gain more power and is an enemy of Mister Miracle. He is later killed by Clock King.
TelevisionIn the show Justice League Unlimited, Virman appears in the episode "The Ties the Blind", where he is fighting with Granny Goodness' forces to take control of Apokolips and Darkseid's death. He even kidnapped Kalibak to try and get him to hand him over power. However Mister Miracle, Big Barda, and Flash mange to make it past Virman's army and traps and save Kalibak. He later cameos in the episode "Alive" where he and Granny Goodness are about to go to war however Darkseid returns and he bows to him. In this show he is voiced by Arte Johnson, whose recurring character on the 1960's variety show Laugh-In may have been one of Jack Kirby's inspirations for Virman.
He later makes a cameo in the show Batman the Brave and the Bold in the episode "Darkseid's Descending" as part of Darkseid's invasion of Earth.