History YMMV / LexLuthor

19th Feb '17 8:57:38 AM WaterBlap
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* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans scoffed at the idea of the American Public voting for such an ObviouslyEvil CorruptCorporateExecutive to be President of the United States...then [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 happened]].
2nd Feb '17 9:11:07 PM Anicomicgeek
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* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans scoffed at the idea of the American Public voting for such an ObviouslyEvil CorruptCorporateExecutive to be President of the United States...then [[Creator/DonaldTrump 2016 happened]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans scoffed at the idea of the American Public voting for such an ObviouslyEvil CorruptCorporateExecutive to be President of the United States...then [[Creator/DonaldTrump [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump 2016 happened]].
3rd Jan '17 12:36:34 AM CrowTR0bot
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* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans scoffed at the idea of the American Public voting for such an ObviouslyEvil CorruptCorporateExecutive to be President of the United States...then [[Creator/DonaldTrump 2016 happened]].
30th Oct '16 11:44:26 AM Tron80
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* FashionVictimVillain: ... A purple and green jumpsuit. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Purple. And. Green.]] What was he ''thinking'' in the 1970's? Well, it ''was'' the Seventies.
** Yeah! Only a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{TheJoker}} crazy person]] would dress like that!
** In Lex's defense, purple and green is a very popular color scheme for villains. Joker, Riddler, Green Goblin, Annihilus, Prowler, Brainiac, Kang, Molecule Man, The Lizard, Catwoman, and Enchantress have all used it.
* FoeYay: His relationship with Superman is complicated. There was that time in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' he mentioned how much he admired him. Franchise/WonderWoman [[ComicBook/BlackestNight once made him admit]] that he wanted to ''be'' him. They also once had [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} a son]].
** To say nothing of his sexual relationship with one of the {{Comicbook/Supergirl}}s in the 90's.

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* FashionVictimVillain: ... A purple and green jumpsuit. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Purple. And. Green.]] What was he ''thinking'' in the 1970's? Well, it ''was'' the Seventies. \n** Yeah! Only a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{TheJoker}} crazy person]] would dress like that!\n** In Lex's defense, purple and green is a very popular color scheme for villains. Joker, Riddler, Green Goblin, Annihilus, Prowler, Brainiac, Kang, Molecule Man, The Lizard, Catwoman, and Enchantress have all used it.
* FoeYay: FoeYay:
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His relationship with Superman is complicated. There was that time in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' he mentioned how much he admired him. Franchise/WonderWoman [[ComicBook/BlackestNight once made him admit]] that he wanted to ''be'' him. They also once had [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} a son]].
** To say nothing of his sexual relationship with one of the {{Comicbook/Supergirl}}s Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Matrix in the 90's.



** A famous owner of a MegaCorp shocks the world by announcing his candidacy for President, using his status as an outsider of politics and a platform heavy in curbing aliens' status in the country to gain more points with voters than initially suspected. Lex Luthor or Donald Trump?



* MemeticMutation: Once, when no one was looking, he stole '''forty''' cakes. [[note]]That's as many as four tens. AndThatsTerrible.[[/note]]

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* MemeticMutation: Once, MemeticMutation:
** ''[[Literature/TheSuperdictionary Once]]'',
when no one was looking, he stole '''forty''' cakes. [[note]]That's as many as four tens. AndThatsTerrible.[[/note]]



* MoralEventHorizon: While Luthor is AffablyEvil and most of his actions do not go beyond his obsession with Superman (standard villainy), he is a big candidate of this. Some of his most depraved acts are listed:
** His collusion with Brainiac and negotiating the planet Earth for him is the most infamous MoralEventHorizon.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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While Luthor is AffablyEvil and most of his actions do not go beyond his obsession with Superman (standard villainy), he is a big candidate of this. Some of his most depraved acts are listed:
** His collusion with Brainiac Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} and ''[[Comicbook/{{Justice}} negotiating the planet Earth for him him]]'' is the most infamous MoralEventHorizon.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Kingpin]]"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn't put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Kingpin]]"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn't put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.shtick.

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20th Aug '16 10:54:38 AM Tork
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** In Lex's defense, purple and green is a very popular color scheme for villains. Joker, Riddler, Green Goblin, Annihilus, Prowler, Brainiac, Kang, Molecule Man, The Lizard, Catwoman, and Enchantress have all used it.
19th May '16 10:28:41 AM Doug86
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny ComicBook/{{Kingpin}}"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn’t put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny ComicBook/{{Kingpin}}"[[note]]"I [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Kingpin]]"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn’t couldn't put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.
17th Mar '16 10:00:49 AM yugi195
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** Yeah! Only a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{TheJoker}} crazy person]] would dress like that!
16th Mar '16 10:40:14 AM Quirderph
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny ComicBook/{{Kingpin}}"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn’t put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny ComicBook/{{Kingpin}}"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn’t put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.
29th Feb '16 12:46:07 AM JulianLapostat
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* FashionVictimVillain: ... A purple and green jumpsuit. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Purple. And. Green.]] What was he ''thinking'' in the 1970's?

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* FashionVictimVillain: ... A purple and green jumpsuit. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Purple. And. Green.]] What was he ''thinking'' in the 1970's?1970's? Well, it ''was'' the Seventies.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Can happen due to the nature of the conflict between an unpowered human and a demigod.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Can happen due to the nature of the conflict between an unpowered human and a demigod.demigod.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Not everyone is happy about Luthor's transformation from a high-tech inventor criminal mastermind to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Creator/NeilGaiman (who wrote this version of Luthor in his ''Black Orchid'' miniseries) laments that Luthor has become a "skinny ComicBook/{{Kingpin}}"[[note]]"I liked him better as a bald scientist. He was in prison, but they couldn’t put his mind in prison."[[/note]]. Fans of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version noted that Luthor became more dangerous, intimidating [[EvilIsCool and cool]], when he shifted from TheEighties Luthor businessman getup to his Silver Age MadScientist shtick.
12th Feb '16 7:07:09 PM OmarKarindu
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** Under Creator/JohnByrne, Luthor engages in quite a lot of ForTheEvulz manipulations of women, most infamously his "game" of finding married working-class women, offering them million sin exchange for one month in Metropolis as his consort, and then deliberately leaving ''before'' they can decide so that they'll be tormented for the rest of their lives. And as the head of Lexcorp, he's shown intimidating attractive women in his employ to sleep with him.
** During Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman storyline, he murders one of his martial arts trainers for knocking him down during a sparring session, reveling in the idea that Superman's absence means he can get away with anything he wants.

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** Under Creator/JohnByrne, Luthor engages in quite a lot of ForTheEvulz manipulations of women, most infamously his "game" of finding married working-class women, offering them million sin millions in exchange for one month in Metropolis as his consort, and then deliberately leaving ''before'' they can decide so that they'll be tormented for the rest of their lives. And as the head of Lexcorp, he's shown intimidating attractive women in his employ to sleep with him.
** During Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman storyline, he murders one of his martial arts trainers for knocking him down during a sparring session, reveling in the idea that Superman's absence means he can get away with anything he wants. Oh, and just for added kicks, he makes sure an ex-con janitor at Lexcorp will be framed for it.
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