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My DC: Lex Luthor September 19, 2011

Posted by vorpalkeith in Uncategorized.
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It can be said that a man can be judged by the quality of his enemies.  This is even more true of a Superman.

Lex Luthor are a balance of opposites.  Superman is the strongest being on Earth.  Lex is the smartest.

Lex would have been an extremely sickly child growing up in Metropolis’ Suicide Slums.  This could account for his complete lack of body hair.  His father would have been abusive, second only to the neighborhood children.  The only way a young Lex Luthor would have survived this cruel place is through his intellect, cunning and ruthlessness.

He not only survived, he thrived.  Building himself from nothing into one of the richest men in the world.

Lex should be operating at a different level as the rest of the human race, a chess master 37 steps ahead.  He would own one of the biggest companies in the world, but leaves the day to day operation to others because it is less boring than his own research.  He’s the sort of man who would carry six blackberries and a laptop everywhere he goes, each doing different functions.  Not only that but he designed the laptop and blackberries AND wrote their software.  You could be having a face-to-face conversation with him, but he would never be doing any less than ten things at once.  Even though he is socially awkward he would still hold gala bashes to prove something to the world . . . then he would stand in the corner and avoid people, all the time blaming them for shunning him.

The reason he hates Superman is both a mixture of jealousy and a sense of betrayal.

Jealousy in that Lex believes the world owes him the ultimate respect.  He is the smartest man alive!  He built himself up from nothing!  He helped shape Metropolis into the city that it is!  And they love this . . . this . . . this jock.  This alien!

Betrayal in that he wanted to work WITH Superman to begin with.  But Superman cannot be bought.  He cannot be manipulated, threatened or blackmailed.  He is the only person Lex Luthor has ever encountered in his adult life that he cannot control.

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