History YMMV / LexLuthor

4th Jun '17 3:52:38 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Not usually, but in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', he is Superman's ArchEnemy and the [[ShadowDictator current de facto ruler of the United States]]. Seizing control of the country after installing a hologram to [[PuppetKing assume the role of the president]], Luthor proceeded to turn the entire country into a police state. Recruiting the help of Brainiac, Luthor kept the superheroes of Earth in line by [[AndYourLittleDogToo threatening to kill their loved ones]]. The heroes that Luthor did not find useful were either imprisoned or subjected to horrific genetic experiments. After a series of raids by led by Batman reinvigorates the public's interest in superheroes, Luthor snaps and begins cracking down on any super-heroic activities. Luthor launches a missile strike against Costa Rica that kills [[spoiler:Hawkman and Hawkgirl]], while he orders his forces to open fire on a concert held by "The Superchix". Luthor has Brainiac kill thousands of people in Metropolis in an attempt to discredit superheroes, not caring at all about the innocent lives lost. Luthor later captures Batman and begins [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] him while [[VillainousGloating gloating]] how the rebellion has given him the perfect opportunity to use his [[KillSat satellite defense network]] to kill most of the world's population and allow him to rule what's left. [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Lacking any pretenses of helping his fellow man]], Lex Luthor is motivated [[ItsAllAboutMe entirely by his lust for power]].

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* CompleteMonster: Not usually, but in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', he is Superman's ArchEnemy and the [[ShadowDictator current de facto ruler of the United States]]. Seizing control of the country after installing a hologram to [[PuppetKing assume the role of the president]], Luthor proceeded to turn the entire country into a police state. Recruiting the help of Brainiac, Luthor kept the superheroes of Earth in line by [[AndYourLittleDogToo threatening to kill their loved ones]]. The heroes that Luthor did not find useful were either imprisoned or subjected to horrific genetic experiments. After a series of raids by led by Batman reinvigorates the public's interest in superheroes, Luthor snaps and begins cracking down on any super-heroic activities. Luthor launches a missile strike against Costa Rica that kills [[spoiler:Hawkman and Hawkgirl]], while he orders his forces to open fire on a concert held by "The Superchix". Luthor has Brainiac kill thousands of people in Metropolis in an attempt to discredit superheroes, not caring at all about the innocent lives lost. Luthor later captures Batman and begins [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] him while [[VillainousGloating [[EvilGloating gloating]] how the rebellion has given him the perfect opportunity to use his [[KillSat satellite defense network]] to kill most of the world's population and allow him to rule what's left. [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Lacking any pretenses of helping his fellow man]], Lex Luthor is motivated [[ItsAllAboutMe entirely by his lust for power]].
4th Jun '17 3:50:10 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Not usually, but

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* CompleteMonster: Not usually, but in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', he is Superman's ArchEnemy and the [[ShadowDictator current de facto ruler of the United States]]. Seizing control of the country after installing a hologram to [[PuppetKing assume the role of the president]], Luthor proceeded to turn the entire country into a police state. Recruiting the help of Brainiac, Luthor kept the superheroes of Earth in line by [[AndYourLittleDogToo threatening to kill their loved ones]]. The heroes that Luthor did not find useful were either imprisoned or subjected to horrific genetic experiments. After a series of raids by led by Batman reinvigorates the public's interest in superheroes, Luthor snaps and begins cracking down on any super-heroic activities. Luthor launches a missile strike against Costa Rica that kills [[spoiler:Hawkman and Hawkgirl]], while he orders his forces to open fire on a concert held by "The Superchix". Luthor has Brainiac kill thousands of people in Metropolis in an attempt to discredit superheroes, not caring at all about the innocent lives lost. Luthor later captures Batman and begins [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] him while [[VillainousGloating gloating]] how the rebellion has given him the perfect opportunity to use his [[KillSat satellite defense network]] to kill most of the world's population and allow him to rule what's left. [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Lacking any pretenses of helping his fellow man]], Lex Luthor is motivated [[ItsAllAboutMe entirely by his lust for power]].
4th Jun '17 3:45:18 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: Not usually, but
1st Jun '17 3:11:58 PM Lopiny
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** The above quickly spawned [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/forty-keks Forty Keks]], used for (often edited) images of Lex laughing uproariously.
28th May '17 8:53:46 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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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. 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.

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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. In Lex's defense, purple and green is a [[SecondaryColorNemesis 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.villains]].



** The murder to his own father as well.

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** The murder to murderof his own father can qualify, depending on how [[AbusiveDad bad]] Lionel is portrayed as well.being.
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.
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