33 Facts About Lex Luthor

1. Lex Luthor will be a recurring role, who makes his debut in.

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2. Lex Luthor has yet to join The CW's Arrowverse, but he's on his way and he will, of course.

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3. Lex Luthor has long been teased on The CW's Supergirl, a series that has embraced the Luthor family in various ways but has yet to feature the iconic villain in the flesh.

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4. Over the years, Lex Luthor has made liberal use of kryptonite weapons capable of injuring Superman and other Kryptonians.

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5. Lex Luthor is brilliant at business, finance, and politics, is one of the world's wealthiest men, and has been elected President of the United States in his first attempt to run for office.

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6. Lex Luthor has the physical capabilities of a normal adult human with no metahuman abilities.

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7. Lex Luthor had a pseudo-romantic relationship with the "Loisbot", and regularly slept with it.

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8. Lex Luthor creates another binary clone with Brainiac using their genetics, which implies that it would become a threat to Superboy.

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9. Lex Luthor has been married eight times, though the first seven marriages occurred off-panel in Luthor's past.

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10. Lex Luthor has a younger sister named Lena, an empath who grows up unaware of her familial connection with the noted supervillain.

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11. In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Lex Luthor is shown as having very few personal attachments.

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12. Lex Luthor agrees to help Superman by focusing on evacuating civilians while Superman deals with Doomsday.

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13. Lex Luthor is ultimately defeated when he falls into one of the Phantom Zone holes created by the creature for the remainder of the timeline.

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14. Lex Luthor promptly impaled Loisbot's head, allowing himself to be infected with Krypontian technology which he used to engage the monster on a mental plane of existence.

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15. Lex Luthor responds with "power", which Larfleeze already possesses, and "land", which intrigues the alien.

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16. Lex Luthor is able to use the essences of all of the people he has killed as his own Orange Lanterns, and seeks to add Superman to their numbers.

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17. Lex Luthor engages battle with the Black Lantern versions of Superman and Superboy.

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18. Lex Luthor arrives at Coast City and joins the battle against the Black Lantern Corps.

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19. For his efforts, Lex Luthor receives a presidential pardon for his past crimes.

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20. Lex Luthor escapes with Brainiac, leaving Superboy, Lori, and Krypto horrified at his cruelty.

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21. Lex Luthor is silent on the matter, but has been picked to lead the rearguard action against the heroes at Bludhaven.

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22. Lex Luthor plays a large role in the Countdown to Final Crisis tie-in series Salvation Run.

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23. In response, the real Lex Luthor took on the identity of Mockingbird and formed the third incarnation of the Secret Six in order to counter Alexander's organization.

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24. Lex Luthor is assisted by the extreme unpopularity of the previous administration's mishandling of the Gotham City earthquake crisis, and his own seemingly heroic efforts to rebuild Gotham.

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25. In the end, Lex Luthor becomes a permanent prisoner in his own body, unable to even blink, and swearing vengeance on Superman.

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26. Lex Luthor found Brainiac's robotic head and was fused with it.

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27. Lex Luthor eventually returns to Earth, unable to accept his own role in Lexor's destruction and blaming Superman for it, even psychologically blocking the memory, lest he go insane.

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28. Lex Luthor spends the next several weeks with his new family and acting as guardian and scientific advisor to the Lexorians.

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29. In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Lex Luthor's driving ambitions are to kill Superman and enslave Earth as a stepping stone to dominating the universe.

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30. Lex Luthor leaves behind his sister and migrates to Metropolis, where he founds LexCorp.

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31. Lex Luthor is shown originating in Suicide Slum, but at an early age already aware of how his brilliance outshone other children and his plans to have all Metropolis look up to him one day.

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32. Lex Luthor does not physically appear in The Man of Steel until the fourth issue, which takes place over a year after Superman's arrival in Metropolis.

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33. Lex Luthor is a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world.

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