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* In JusticeLeagueUnlimited, he tricks Superman into leveling a Luthor-funded housing project. On national TV. With Captain Marvel standing up for Luthor, and publicly quitting the League over Superman's apparent vendetta. Even Lex was surprised at how well his plan went.

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* In JusticeLeagueUnlimited, ''Justice League: Unlimited'', he tricks Superman into leveling a Luthor-funded housing project. On national TV. With Captain Marvel standing up for Luthor, and publicly quitting the League over Superman's apparent vendetta. Even Lex was surprised at how well his plan went.


** Better still, when Swampy returns, the plant elemental murders every last person involved in the conspiracy in the first place... except Luthor, whose involvement Swamp Thing doesn't even suspect. In one of the Pre-Crisis Luthor's last moments, he's an effortless KharmaHoudini.

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** Better still, when Swampy returns, the plant elemental murders every last person involved in the conspiracy in the first place... except Luthor, whose involvement Swamp Thing doesn't even suspect. In one of the Pre-Crisis Luthor's last moments, he's an effortless KharmaHoudini.KarmaHoudini.

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* In JusticeLeagueUnlimited, he tricks Superman into leveling a Luthor-funded housing project. On national TV. With Captain Marvel standing up for Luthor, and publicly quitting the League over Superman's apparent vendetta. Even Lex was surprised at how well his plan went.


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** Better still, when Swampy returns, the plant elemental murders every last person involved in the conspiracy in the first place... except Luthor, whose involvement Swamp Thing doesn't even suspect. In one of the Pre-Crisis Luthor's last moments, he's an effortless KharmaHoudini.


-->'''Luthor:''' President? Do you know how much power I'd have to ''give up'' to be President?

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-->'''Luthor:''' --->'''Luthor:''' President? Do you know how much power I'd have to ''give up'' to be President?


* During his time as the President Elect, Luthor is visited by Batman who demands that Luthor reliquish the Kryptonite ring he carries around if he's going to serve as the President of the United States. Luthor refuses and basically sends Batman running with a threat to use every source at his disposal as President to hunt down and destroy Batman and his loved ones unless he leaves.

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* During his time as the President Elect, Luthor is visited by Batman who demands that Luthor reliquish the Kryptonite ring he carries around if he's going to serve as the President of the United States. Luthor refuses and basically sends Batman running with a threat to use every source resource at his disposal as President to hunt down and destroy Batman and his loved ones unless he leaves.


-->'''Luthor:''' Listen to me carefully, Batman. Because this is the only warning I'm giving. Echeclon. Keyhole. DEO. NSA. CIA. FBI. They're all mine, now. It takes one word from me, and I can dedicate this nation's power to your discovery. Or your destruction. I can spy on you 24 hours a day from orbit. I can learn all of your secrets, and Robin's, and Nightwing's, even that new Batgirl of yours. All of them, Batman. And there's nothing you can do. Leave. And the next time I see, it had better be at the pleasure of the President or else I'll destroy you.

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-->'''Luthor:''' Listen to me carefully, Batman. Because this is the only warning I'm giving. Echeclon. Keyhole. DEO. NSA. CIA. FBI. They're all mine, now. It takes one word from me, and I can dedicate this nation's power to your discovery. Or your destruction. I can spy on you 24 hours a day from orbit. I can learn all of your secrets, and Robin's, and Nightwing's, even that new Batgirl of yours. All of them, Batman. And there's nothing you can do. Leave. And the next time I see, see you, it had better be at the pleasure of the President or else I'll destroy you.


-->'''Luthor:'' Listen to me carefully, Batman. Because this is the only warning I'm giving. Echeclon. Keyhole. DEO. NSA. CIA. FBI. They're all mine, now. It takes one word from me, and I can dedicate this nation's power to your discovery. Or your destruction. I can spy on you 24 hours a day from orbit. I can learn all of your secrets, and Robin's, and Nightwing's, even that new Batgirl of yours. All of them, Batman. And there's nothing you can do. Leave. And the next time I see, it had better be at the pleasure of the President or else I'll destroy you.

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-->'''Luthor:'' -->'''Luthor:''' Listen to me carefully, Batman. Because this is the only warning I'm giving. Echeclon. Keyhole. DEO. NSA. CIA. FBI. They're all mine, now. It takes one word from me, and I can dedicate this nation's power to your discovery. Or your destruction. I can spy on you 24 hours a day from orbit. I can learn all of your secrets, and Robin's, and Nightwing's, even that new Batgirl of yours. All of them, Batman. And there's nothing you can do. Leave. And the next time I see, it had better be at the pleasure of the President or else I'll destroy you.

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* During his time as the President Elect, Luthor is visited by Batman who demands that Luthor reliquish the Kryptonite ring he carries around if he's going to serve as the President of the United States. Luthor refuses and basically sends Batman running with a threat to use every source at his disposal as President to hunt down and destroy Batman and his loved ones unless he leaves.
-->'''Luthor:'' Listen to me carefully, Batman. Because this is the only warning I'm giving. Echeclon. Keyhole. DEO. NSA. CIA. FBI. They're all mine, now. It takes one word from me, and I can dedicate this nation's power to your discovery. Or your destruction. I can spy on you 24 hours a day from orbit. I can learn all of your secrets, and Robin's, and Nightwing's, even that new Batgirl of yours. All of them, Batman. And there's nothing you can do. Leave. And the next time I see, it had better be at the pleasure of the President or else I'll destroy you.


* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].

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* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]]. The device was so effective, the Swamp Thing had to beam its consciousness to another planet light years at the very last moment just to survive the trauma and was actually presumed dead by the people of Earth and the Swamp Thing's own masters!


* Handing [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis his impostor]] over to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* Handing [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis his impostor]] over to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.


* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].

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* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].check]].
* ''Superman vol 1 #149'' was an awesome moment from his point of view, even if it was an imaginary story: He manages to cure cancer... and kill Superman for ''real''. No Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}, Zod, Doomsday, Parasite or Metallo. Lex Luthor murdered Superman, and he never came back from the dead. To add insult to injury, Lex forced Lois, Jimmy and Perry to watch while he killed him, he never grabbed the VillainBall (he checked that his DeathTrap worked fine, and he never left Superman's side or turned the Kryptonite ray off until he was completely sure that Kal-El was dead) and he would have gotten away with his crime if it wasn't for Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. However he didn't know that she existed, so it was not his fault.

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* Besting the Crime Syndicate in the ''New 52''.
* In 2000, Lex successfully utilizes his charity efforts in both Metropolis and Gotham into a winning bid to becoming President with Superman unable to do ''anything'' about it. He maintains a thorn in the side of both Superman AND Batman (he framed Bruce Wayne for murder) while simultaneously becoming an international hero in the wake of ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar''. TheBadGuyWins, indeed. He lasted almost a full term before the lead-up to ''Infinite Crisis'' drove him mad and pulled him from office.
** The animated Luthor avoids repeating the trick with is own display of awesomeness by mounting a $75 million Presidential campaign simply to ''distract'' Superman and the Justice League from his scheme to become a PhysicalGod.

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* Besting the Crime Syndicate in the ''New 52''.
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* In 2000, Lex successfully utilizes turns his charity efforts in both Metropolis and Gotham into a winning bid to becoming become President with Superman unable to do ''anything'' about it. He maintains remains a thorn in the side of both Superman AND Batman (he framed Bruce Wayne for murder) while simultaneously becoming an international hero in the wake of ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar''. TheBadGuyWins, indeed. He lasted almost a full term before the lead-up to ''Infinite Crisis'' ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' drove him mad and pulled him from office.
** The animated Luthor avoids repeating the trick with is his own display of awesomeness by mounting a $75 million Presidential campaign simply to ''distract'' Superman and the Justice League from his scheme to become a PhysicalGod.



* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].
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* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].
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* In 2000, Lex successfully utilizes his charity efforts in both Metropolis and Gotham into a winning bid to becoming President with Superman unable to do ''anything'' about it. He maintains a thorn in the side of both Superman AND Batman (he framed Bruce Wayne for murder) while simultaneously becoming an international hero in the wake of ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar''. TheBadGuyWins, indeed. He lasted almost a full term before the lead-up to ''Infinite Crisis'' drove him mad and pulled him from office.

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* In 2000, Lex successfully utilizes his charity efforts in both Metropolis and Gotham into a winning bid to becoming President with Superman unable to do ''anything'' about it. He maintains a thorn in the side of both Superman AND Batman (he framed Bruce Wayne for murder) while simultaneously becoming an international hero in the wake of ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar''. TheBadGuyWins, indeed. He lasted almost a full term before the lead-up to ''Infinite Crisis'' drove him mad and pulled him from office.office.
** The animated Luthor avoids repeating the trick with is own display of awesomeness by mounting a $75 million Presidential campaign simply to ''distract'' Superman and the Justice League from his scheme to become a PhysicalGod.
-->'''Luthor:''' President? Do you know how much power I'd have to ''give up'' to be President?
* His cameo in Comicbook/SwampThing, in which he charges an enormous sum for five minutes of his time, deduces a method of destroying the godlike Swamp Thing in about four of those minutes, and explains that he left the remaining time so his employers could [[CutLexLuthorACheck cut him a check]].
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* Besting the Crime Syndicate in the ''New 52''.

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* Besting the Crime Syndicate in the ''New 52''.52''.
* In 2000, Lex successfully utilizes his charity efforts in both Metropolis and Gotham into a winning bid to becoming President with Superman unable to do ''anything'' about it. He maintains a thorn in the side of both Superman AND Batman (he framed Bruce Wayne for murder) while simultaneously becoming an international hero in the wake of ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar''. TheBadGuyWins, indeed. He lasted almost a full term before the lead-up to ''Infinite Crisis'' drove him mad and pulled him from office.


* [[Film/SupermanReturns "Now...fly!"]]

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* [[Film/SupermanReturns "Now... fly!"]]

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