|Bios - Lex Luthor
Voiced by: James Marsters
Status: Business Kingpin
Bio: The undisputed ruler of Metropolis (at least in his
own mind), Lex Luthor is Supermanís forever rival. Always able
to prove that heís innocent in whatever matter comes up against
him, Luthor is never tried for his many crimes against humanity
and often makes up for whatever bad publicity he gets by
donating money to an organization inside Metropolis.
After a mining expedition headed by Luthor goes awry and
accidentally frees the demonic Doomsday from his containment,
Luthor leaves the cover up to his assistant, Mercy Graves, to
clean up. After tying up all the loose ends herself, Graves
returns to tell Luthor of the news and seconds later is put to
death by a bullet to the head from Luthorís gun.
When Supermanís death was inadvertently caused by the release of
Doomsday, Luthor was perhaps the most distraught of all. Despite
being mortal enemies, Luthor had always believed he would be the
one to kill the Man of Steel and when the idea of cloning
Superman from the DNA he left behind at the scene of his death
came to Luthor, it was too hard to resist. Creating and
unleashing a clone upon Metropolis, Luthor called the clone back
to his tower repeatedly for ďworkoutĒ sessions in a red-energy
room that drained Superman of his powers and enabled Luthor,
with kryptonite-studded gloves to beat the life out of Superman.
Leaving him in a pile of hurt, Luthor would then visit the real
Superman, who he held in containment.
After the creation of the first Superman clone, Luthor sent it
to retrieve the body of Superman from his grave so that he may
be put on display in Luthorís private collection. The body,
however, was eventually stolen and Luthor was once again left
When Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen infiltrated Luthorís offices and
found that Luthor was planning to unleash an army of Superman
clones upon the world, Luthorís attempt to kill them was
thwarted by his own Superman clone. Despite having planted a
kryptonite bomb inside of the clones brain, the clone had hours
before discovered the bomb and removed it, leaving Luthor, and
Metropolis, at the mercy of this clone. Luthor was trapped
inside a room that was eventually uprooted from Luthorís
building and thrown to the streets of Metropolis below. Although
Luthor miraculously survived, he was in critical condition.
Nonetheless, when the news that Superman was indeed alive,
Luthor was filled with delight: he would still yet have his
chance to end the Man of Steelís life.
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