History ComicBook / LexLuthor

10th May '18 5:50:39 AM Godzillawolf
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Sometimes goes on about how much better the world would be under his rule.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Sometimes goes on about how much better the world would be under his rule.rule, or just how if Superman was gone he'd make a utopia. Superman justifiably calls him out on doing next to nothing of worth while Superman ''was'' gone for awhile despite all his boasting and in ''All Star Superman'' points out the only one stopping Luthor from making the world a better place is Luthor himself.
10th May '18 5:41:31 AM Godzillawolf
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* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Superman has pointed out on multiple occasions that Luthor has the intelligence to revolutionize the world and benefit everyone, but he's too focused on himself and 'revenge' on Superman to ever do it.
6th May '18 8:30:40 PM NOYB
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Lex is the TropeNamer. He's the smartest man in the world, but he wastes his resources on fighting a flying alien in blue spandex because he's angry that there's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter someone out there that's better than him]]. Lampshaded by Superman after Big Blue returns from a prolonged absence. Superman comments that if it really mattered to him Lex could have cured cancer and generally made himself an even bigger hero than Superman ever was, but instead he spent all his time obsessing over Superman's inevitable return. Also happened in ''All-Star Superman'' where Superman points out he could've saved the world years ago if he'd wanted to. [[spoiler:Lex actually admits he's right.]]

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Lex is the TropeNamer. He's the smartest man in the world, but he wastes his resources on fighting a flying alien in blue spandex because he's angry that there's [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter someone out there that's better than him]].he]]. Lampshaded by Superman after Big Blue returns from a prolonged absence. Superman comments that if it really mattered to him Lex could have cured cancer and generally made himself an even bigger hero than Superman ever was, but instead he spent all his time obsessing over Superman's inevitable return. Also happened in ''All-Star Superman'' where Superman points out he could've saved the world years ago if he'd wanted to. [[spoiler:Lex actually admits he's right.]]
29th Apr '18 1:26:49 PM nombretomado
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:

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27th Apr '18 5:35:04 AM RobTan
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** In one strip, Lois Lane mentions that she once calculated Luthor's annual income. Taking into account his investments, interest on his savings and his actual salary, it came to 150 dollars ''a second!'' Meaning, if he was walking along the street and saw a $100 bill on the ground, it wouldn't be worth his time to pick it up.
1st Apr '18 2:22:12 AM markband
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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Inverted completely with regards to Lex. Luthor prefers to stay out of Gotham whenever possible. Not only does it [[HumiliationConga never end well for him]], but Luthor is completely out of his element there. More than that, Luthor would prefer facing Superman because Superman is the LawfulGood, Fettered, IdealHero and it's easier to take advantage of these traits. He never wants to face Batman because Batman rivals Luthor in [[TheStrategist cunning]], [[CrazyPrepared planning]], and [[MagnificentBastard manipulation]]. Batman also has no qualms about doing things that are straight up illegal if it means getting the bad guy and doesn't have to worry about how it looks (basically, Luthor doesn't want to go up against a guy whose playing by his rules but also isn't a SlaveToPR). Incidentally, Luthor is also just plain [[TerrorHero scared of Batman.]]
13th Mar '18 3:16:23 PM Overfiend
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: DependingOnTheWriter.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: DependingOnTheWriter. A notable example was when during a JLA storyarc featuring Luthor's Injustice Gang taking on the Justice League, Luthor bashes The Joker with the Rock of Ages to express his disgust at Joker tampering with the bodies of child victims.
11th Mar '18 1:58:02 AM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' (voiced by James Woods)

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' (voiced by James Woods)Creator/JamesWoods)
27th Feb '18 8:55:59 PM Eagal
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** FauxAffablyEvil: More often than not, Luthor's revealed to be this. It's worth noting that of all the supervillains out there, the one he gets along with the best is ''the Joker''.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: More often than not, Luthor's revealed to be this. It's worth noting that of all the supervillains out there, the one he gets along with the best is ''the Joker''.
14th Feb '18 1:59:43 PM NogaiKhan
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* SuperIntelligence: Brainiac described him as a "10th Level Intellect", making his intelligence superior to the combined [=IQ=]s of everyone on Earth, both now (6th Level) and in the 31st Century (9th). He is also smarter than almost every individual on Colu, a planet renowned for the computer like minds of its inhabitants (8th on average). In the DC Universe as a whole, only Brainiac himself (a 12th Level Intellect) is known to be smarter than Lex.

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* SuperIntelligence: Brainiac described him as a "10th Level Intellect", making his intelligence superior to the combined [=IQ=]s of everyone on Earth, both now (6th Level) and in the 31st Century (9th). He is also smarter than almost every individual on Colu, a planet renowned for the computer like minds of its inhabitants (8th on average). In the DC Universe as a whole, only Brainiac himself (a 12th Level Intellect) is known to be smarter than Lex. He utilizes his superhuman intellect to concoct [[XanatosRoulette plans that require near-omniscient predictive ability]] and to invent all manners of super-tech ranging from Superman-level power armor to teleporters to (in the Pre-Crisis era) time machines.
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