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-->'''[[WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman Lex Luthor]]:''' You know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor!? (fires a pistol at a downed body before furiously beating the body into the ground) The same thing that's gonna happen to Superman!

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-->'''[[WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman Lex Luthor]]:''' You know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor!? (fires a pistol at a downed body Parasite before furiously beating the body him into the ground) The same thing that's gonna happen to Superman!


While Lex's preferred methods of villainy favor his genius strength, playing his foes into unwinnable situations and traps, he also has a Warsuit for occasions that would require intense physical combat. The Warsuit had been forged long ago in Apokalips by another one of Superman's biggest rivals, the alien god Darkseid, and was enhanced further through Lex's own designs. It can fly and has the durability and strength to fight Superman, augmented by a collection of tools that include a robust force field system, gauntlet blades, and Kryptonite-based weaponry. While the suit seems like it may have a vulnerable spot in the form of Lex's armorless head, the aforementioned force field goes so far as to even cover that as well; it merely looks unprotected because Lex would prefer his foes to look at the man who's currently beating them. To cap it all off, Lex also has a massive array of satellites surrounding the planet that he can summon at any time to send a powerful beam towards him, which his suit can gather and concentrate into a ball capable of causing a huge, explosion visible from space.

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While Lex's preferred methods of villainy favor his genius strength, playing his foes into unwinnable situations and traps, he also has a Warsuit for occasions that would require intense physical combat. The Warsuit had been forged long ago in Apokalips by another one of Superman's biggest rivals, the alien god Darkseid, and was enhanced further through Lex's own designs. It can fly and has the durability and strength to fight Superman, augmented by a collection of tools that include a robust force field system, gauntlet blades, and Kryptonite-based weaponry. While the suit seems like it may have a vulnerable spot in the form of Lex's armorless head, the aforementioned force field goes so far as to even cover that as well; it merely looks unprotected because Lex would prefer his foes to look at the man who's currently beating them. To cap it all off, Lex also has a massive array of satellites surrounding the planet that he can summon at any time to send a powerful beam towards him, which his suit can gather and concentrate into a ball capable of causing a huge, huge explosion visible from space.


* VictoryByEndurance: Although Tony's more advanced armour's can outfight Luthor's Warsuit mano-a-mano, this is still a significant advantage Tony has over Lex. For every Iron Man suit that Luthor defeats, Tony can just remotely summon another one to take its place.

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* VictoryByEndurance: Although Tony's more advanced armour's suits can outfight Luthor's Warsuit mano-a-mano, this is still a significant advantage Tony has over Lex. For every Iron Man suit that Luthor defeats, Tony can just remotely summon another one to take its place.


* KillSat: Luthor use the redirected beam of one of his killer satellites to finish off the Hulkbuster.

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* KillSat: Luthor use uses the redirected beam of one of his killer satellites to finish off the Hulkbuster.



* VictoryByEndurance: Although Tony's more advanced armour's can outfight Luthor's Warsuit mano-a-mano, this is still a significant advantage Tony has over Lex. For every Iron Man suit that Luthor defeats, Tony can just remotely summon another one to take it's place.

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* VictoryByEndurance: Although Tony's more advanced armour's can outfight Luthor's Warsuit mano-a-mano, this is still a significant advantage Tony has over Lex. For every Iron Man suit that Luthor defeats, Tony can just remotely summon another one to take it's its place.


Suits red and green charge towards one another, their respective energy blasts colliding; Lex eventually pushes Iron Man away, though Tony needs only a moment to manage a soft landing. Luthor then advances towards the CEO of Stark Industries, his forcefield deflecting the repulsor blasts. Tony is quick to send a barrage of missiles at Lex, but the Warsuit's armor scrambles the Model 13's aiming mechanism, scattering the missiles across the warehouse, several very valuable cars lost in the failed assault. Lex's Warsuit seems impenetrable; the sworn nemesis to the Man of Steel laughing off everything that comes his way. Even a large repulsor beam blast to Lex's presumed unguarded head fails to even sway Lex, who picks up Iron Man and smashes him into the floor before hurtling him into even more possessions; JARVIS, in the meantime, has been trying to hack into the Warsuit, but not without informing Tony of the costs their battle has been taken. The battle picks its pace back up when Lex arms himself with a kryptonite axe and lunging at Tony, who swiftly evades each strike and sends out an EMP, successfully stunning the War Suit leading up to Tony's throwing the Batmobile at Lex, whose ease of slicing the vehicle clean in two is matched only by his shock at Tony's possession of it. JARVIS, [[RunningGag once again]], informs Tony of the Batmobile's exorbitant cost, and as his heads-up display lists off the figures of the various devices housed within the car, Stark is amazed by all the vehicle had to offer. Lex then uses this to his advantage, hurtling a massive crate Iron Man's way, sending the Armored Avenger out of the Stark Industries warehouse.

As [=LexCorp=]'s founder strides out of the warehouse, he assumes the battle over, but luck is on Stark's side; the crate currently residing atop him carries the Hulkbuster, which Tony wasted no time attaching to the Model 13 before getting back to the fight, promptly shattering the kryptonite axe. The Hulkbuster proves itself a more formidable fight, being able to trade blows with the Warsuit on melee terms before smashing Lex into a skyscraper then blasting him with a potent repulsor beam. The fight goes skyward, the man in the Warsuit being dragged across the skyscraper, hurling him away with another Repulsor blast for good measure. The two then rush one another and lock into a grab until Lex gains the upper hand, Iron Man having burnt through his battery power quickly. With Lex having restored his force field in the meantime, Iron Man desperately tries to break through the force field assaulting it directly but to no avail. In a last ditch move, Tony orders JARVIS to redirect all the suit's remaining power to hydraulics, finally able to shatter the force field before running out of power. Lex is now primed to finish the fight, calling in his satellite, which sends out a potent beam at him, which Lex concentrates into a great amount of energy, before shooting it at the helpless Iron Man and sending him hurtling into the nearby rubble.

But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before ripping Lex straight out of it and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder what reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.

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Suits red and green charge towards one another, their respective energy blasts colliding; Lex eventually pushes Iron Man away, though Tony needs only a moment to manage a soft landing. Luthor then advances towards the CEO of Stark Industries, his forcefield deflecting the repulsor blasts. Tony is quick to send a barrage of missiles at Lex, but the Warsuit's armor scrambles the Model 13's aiming mechanism, scattering the missiles across the warehouse, several very valuable cars lost in the failed assault. Lex's Warsuit seems impenetrable; impenetrable, the sworn nemesis to the Man of Steel laughing off everything that comes his way. Even a large repulsor beam blast to Lex's presumed unguarded head fails to even sway Lex, who picks up Iron Man and smashes him into the floor before hurtling him into even more possessions; JARVIS, in the meantime, has been trying to hack into the Warsuit, but not without informing Tony of the costs their battle has been taken. taking. The battle picks its pace back up when Lex arms himself with a kryptonite axe and lunging lunges at Tony, who swiftly evades each strike and sends out an EMP, successfully stunning the War Suit leading up to Tony's Tony throwing the Batmobile at Lex, whose ease of slicing the vehicle clean in two is matched only by his shock at Tony's possession of it. JARVIS, [[RunningGag once again]], informs Tony of the Batmobile's exorbitant cost, and as his heads-up display lists off the figures of the various devices housed within the car, Stark is amazed by all the vehicle had to offer. Lex then uses this distraction to his advantage, hurtling a massive crate Iron Man's way, sending the Armored Avenger out of the Stark Industries warehouse.

As [=LexCorp=]'s founder strides out of the warehouse, he assumes the battle over, but luck is on Stark's side; the crate currently residing atop him carries the Hulkbuster, which Tony wasted no time attaching to the Model 13 before getting back to the fight, promptly shattering the kryptonite axe. The Hulkbuster proves itself a more formidable fight, fighter, being able to trade blows with the Warsuit on melee terms before smashing Lex into a skyscraper then blasting him with a potent repulsor beam. The fight goes skyward, the man in the Warsuit being dragged across the skyscraper, Tony hurling him away with another Repulsor blast for good measure. The two then rush one another and lock into a grab until Lex gains the upper hand, Iron Man having burnt through his battery power quickly. With Lex having restored his force field in the meantime, Iron Man desperately tries to break through the force field assaulting it directly but to no avail. In a last ditch move, Tony orders JARVIS to redirect all the suit's remaining power to hydraulics, finally able to shatter the force field before running out of power. Lex is now primed to finish the fight, calling in his satellite, which sends out a potent beam at him, which Lex concentrates into a great amount of energy, before shooting it at the helpless Iron Man and sending him hurtling into the nearby rubble.

But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before ripping Lex straight out of it and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder what reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, account for "property damage", but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.


* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[spoiler: Tony gets one to the tune of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5koepEEiYU MKAliez]], from Manga/AldnoahZero.]]

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[spoiler: Tony gets one to the tune of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5koepEEiYU MKAliez]], from Manga/AldnoahZero.Anime/AldnoahZero.]]


But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before knocking Lex out and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder what reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.

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But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before knocking ripping Lex straight out of it and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder what reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.

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* VictoryByEndurance: Although Tony's more advanced armour's can outfight Luthor's Warsuit mano-a-mano, this is still a significant advantage Tony has over Lex. For every Iron Man suit that Luthor defeats, Tony can just remotely summon another one to take it's place.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: A Metal Gear is one of the objects present in the Stark Industries warehouse; [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E23SolidSnakeVsSamFisher two episodes later]], a figure from the same series would enter the Death Battle arena.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A Metal Gear REX is one of the objects present in the Stark Industries warehouse; [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E23SolidSnakeVsSamFisher two episodes later]], a figure from the same series man responsible for destroying it would enter the Death Battle arena.


Having wrapped up Iron Man's analysis, the hosts then move on to Lex Luthor's, a man able to rival Superman, capable of destroying worlds, surviving supernovas, and traveling faster than the speed of light itself. And yet, the arch-nemesis of the Man of Tomorrow is neither a being from the cosmos nor capable of cosmic feats of his own, but is merely an Earth businessman with a high intellect and cunning, his name, Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor. Luthor had his start in Metropolis' Suicide Slums (and yes, it really is that bad), born to abusive parents, Lionel and Letitia Luthor. Through willpower and a willingness to get his hands dirty, Lex [[InsuranceFraud engineered his parents' deaths]] by signing a massive life insurance policy in their names and arranging for a car crash to kill them both, letting him claim his fortune in the form of the insurance policy, with which he left the ghetto and formed [=LexCorp=]. Though it was done through shady methods, Lex had [[RagsToRiches overcome his past in the Suicide Slums and led LexCorp]] to spread its control across Metropolis, virtually able to control the entire city on his own, with every media outlet portraying him in a rather flattering light. This combination of control and public image lent Lex a sense of being unstoppable until Superman stepped in and helped fight Metropolis' battles for them. In Lex's eyes, this was a major problem; with someone to guard it, humanity would, in the businessman's eyes, become weakened and dependent on its savior instead of thriving on its own. Thus, Lex resolved to put Superman out of the picture in any way, intending to rule humanity afterwards.

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Having wrapped up Iron Man's analysis, the hosts then move on to Lex Luthor's, a man able to rival Superman, capable of destroying worlds, surviving supernovas, and traveling faster than the speed of light itself. And yet, the arch-nemesis of the Man of Tomorrow is neither a being from the cosmos nor capable of cosmic feats of his own, but is merely an Earth businessman with a high intellect and cunning, his name, Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor. Luthor had his start in Metropolis' Suicide Slums (and yes, it really (so named because venturing there is that bad), considered suicide), born to abusive parents, Lionel and Letitia Luthor. Through willpower and a willingness to get his hands dirty, Lex [[InsuranceFraud engineered his parents' deaths]] by signing a massive life insurance policy in their names and arranging for a car crash to kill them both, letting him claim his fortune in the form of the insurance policy, with which he left the ghetto and formed [=LexCorp=]. Though it was done through shady methods, Lex had [[RagsToRiches overcome his past in the Suicide Slums and led LexCorp]] to spread its control across Metropolis, virtually able to control the entire city on his own, with every media outlet portraying him in a rather flattering light. This combination of control and public image lent Lex a sense of being unstoppable until Superman stepped in and helped fight Metropolis' battles for them. In Lex's eyes, this was a major problem; with someone to guard it, humanity would, in the businessman's eyes, become weakened and dependent on its savior instead of thriving on its own. Thus, Lex resolved to put Superman out of the picture in any way, intending to rule humanity afterwards.


* ShoutOut: The collection in the Stark Industries warehouse contains various relics from various works which eventually wind up getting damaged in the first phase of the fight. Such objects include [[Franchise/DragonBall the Dragon Balls]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts a Keyblade]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear REX]], a Franchise/{{Gundam}}, and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Batmobile]].

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* ShoutOut: The collection in the Stark Industries warehouse contains various relics from various works which eventually wind up getting damaged in the first phase of the fight. Such objects include [[Franchise/DragonBall the Dragon Balls]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts a Keyblade]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear REX]], at least two [[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} L5 Riesigs]], a Franchise/{{Gundam}}, and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Batmobile]].


The twenty-first episode of the second season showcases two of Marvel's and DC's premiere genius businessmen, both of whom are brilliant in and out of battle, coming into the fray with powered armor of their own making. The pair will test an array of adaptable suits against a single powerful make, a genius who uses his intellect to protect mankind from itself against a mastermind who uses his intellect to save mankind from otherwordly forces, for Tony Stark and Lex Luthor will bring nothing but their a-game to establish themselves as the sole survivor of [[TitleDrop a death battle]].

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The twenty-first forty-sixth episode of the second season showcases two of Marvel's and DC's premiere genius businessmen, both of whom are brilliant in and out of battle, coming into the fray with powered armor of their own making. The pair will test an array of adaptable suits against a single powerful make, a genius who uses his intellect to protect mankind from itself against a mastermind who uses his intellect to save mankind from otherwordly forces, for Tony Stark and Lex Luthor will bring nothing but their a-game to establish themselves as the sole survivor of [[TitleDrop a death battle]].

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[spoiler: Tony gets one to the tune of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5koepEEiYU MKAliez]], from Manga/AldnoahZero.]]

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** Before the fight Tony is listening to the theme from WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures.


But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before knocking Lex out and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.

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But Tony still has one final surprise in store for Luthor. A series of numerous silver strands fly right past Lex, and into the spot where Iron Man was downed. Stark emerges, now clad in the Endo-Sym Armor, and now meaning business. He turns the tides of battle back in his favor, quickly rushing down Luthor and launching into a heated frenzy that knocks Lex across what remains of the city surrounding the warehouse. Lex musters what energy he can into an orb of energy before hurling it at Tony, but the Model 51 effortlessly absorbs the energy and continues racing towards Luthor. Arno's adopted brother then disables the Warsuit before knocking Lex out and administering a beatdown, hurtling the man away. The genius billionaire philanthropist playboy himself wraps up the fight by readying the power on his chest and releasing it all into a huge Unibeam, which captures Lex in its blast and disintegrates him. With the Warsuit the only thing that remains of Luthor, Tony touches down onto the ground, but now has to contend with a call from his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts. Pepper can only wonder what reason JARVIS would have to deposit $5 billion dollars into her account, but Tony only insists that [[INeedToGoIronMyDog he was out jogging]] as he takes off into the clear blue skies.



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* {{Fanfare}}: The post-match analysis screen, given the match's winner, uses [[spoiler:the credits theme of ''Iron Man 3'']] as its background music.

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* {{Fanfare}}: The post-match analysis screen, given the match's winner, uses [[spoiler:the credits theme of ''Iron Man 3'']] ''Film/IronMan3'']] as its background music.music.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A Metal Gear is one of the objects present in the Stark Industries warehouse; [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E23SolidSnakeVsSamFisher two episodes later]], a figure from the same series would enter the Death Battle arena.

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