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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

The quote you mention is the only motivator we're given but it should be enough to go on. Lex's full quote reads: See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe, 'cause God is tribal; God ...
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Has Batman ever defeated Superman without kryptonite?

Yes In the Red Son universe (Earth 30), the soviet Batman fought against Superman using Red Sun lamps, weakening Superman enough for him to beat him up. However Wonder Woman, who was used as bait, ...
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Is the painting at Lex Luthor's office real?

Created by the film's art director from historical sources (according to a Reddit user who contacted him) I've actually been searching for several days now for the name and/or origins of this ...
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Was the Batman statue in "Shazam!" a real piece of merch, or just a movie prop?

This appears to be a Big-Figs Colossal DC Universe Batman 48.5″ Gotham Guardian Action Figure with Bat Signal Light
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Do we know the story behind this suit in the Batcave?

This is Robin's costume The suit has an "R" on it, for Robin. This is probably a sign that the Joker previously killed Robin. The raised area (circled) is a script "R." For the ...
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Where is Themyscira located?

Like every other place in the comics world, it's "nowhere in particular"; in fact, what we saw in the movie was likely impossible to put anywhere in the real world. My best guess, though, is somewhere ...
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Can Shazam undress himself?

In Whiz Comics #50 (1944), Shazam (Captain Marvel at that time) undresses to go for a swim:
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Why aren't Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern in Justice League (2017) movie?

Green Lantern GL's non-presence was discussed with the studio's bigwigs (Greg Silverman, president of creative development Warner Bros and DC producer Charles Roven) in an interview with Entertainment ...
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Is Wonder Woman also a speedster just like the Flash and Superman?

Wonder Woman's ability to bounce bullets off her bracelets requires her to have some superhuman reaction ability; she has to be able to recognize where the bullets are going and move her limbs to ...
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Why couldn't Henry Cavill simply shave his mustache for his Superman role and use a fake mustache for his other role?

According to user LDN_Films on Reddit (posting anonymously, but "checked out" and vouched for as genuine by Reddit's own AMA team), the issue was that Cavill was already in pre-production ...
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How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel?

Clark was hired as a freelance "stringer"... Clark gets his job at the Daily Planet at the very end of Man of Steel, after Lois already knows he is Superman: MARTHA KENT: What are you going ...
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Which Green Lantern appears in Justice League?

Yalan Gur (or a member of the same species) The alien Green Lantern in the flashback resembles Yalan Gur, who first appeared in Green Lantern #19 (December, 1991), and who operated on Earth (and ...
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What was written on the arrow which Wonder Woman receives from Amazons?

During a 3/18/21 live watch-along via scener, Director Zack Snyder explained in the chat that the text on the arrow provides a means back to Themyscira: zacksnyder: Yes, she's going back to ...
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What is meant by, "But I suppose a mother does"?

The implication is that, of course a mother would think the problem stems from the disappearance of her child or is in some way related. You could read this same quote like this: Well, I can hardly ...
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What exactly are these chips?

As noted by LogicDictates, those look like photo slides, a technique involving turning photographs into positive image transparencies that can be viewed either using a projector to shine light through ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

It depends on the continuity According to the Batman wiki: The murderer is consistently identified as Joe Chill, though the mythos alternates between versions where Batman finds out and where Batman ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

As you mentioned, Joe Chill is a mugger. Since you tagged nolan-batman-trilogy, I'll quote the Wikipedia entry for his priorities in that series: Chill claims to have been "driven to mug" the ...
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What is the origin of the name Lexcorp?

Although Jesse Eisenberg's character is officially credited as "Lex Luthor" at the end of the film, it was revealed prior to its release that his character is officially Alexander Luthor ...
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"The Old Gods died" - how did Steppenwolf know that?

@Shreedhar pointed out in the comments that Steppenwolf seems to be generally up-to-speed with events on Earth, up to and including Superman's arrival and death. I wondered how this could be, and that'...
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How did Luthor's wheelchair bomb get past security?

The wheelchair was lead-lined. The wheelchair was lead-lined to hide the bomb. I'm not sure that this was clarified in the theatrical cut but I'm pretty sure it was explicit in the DVD/Blu-Ray ...
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Which book was Harley Quinn reading at the end?

Looks like it's Between the Sheets by Molly O'Keefe Going off this photo: Enhance! Here is an article from bustle.com (Thanks Valorum) that explains the Molly O'Keefe had no clue her book was in the ...
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What happened to the German warship?

You have to pay close attention to the scenes where the Germans are first crossing the barrier, but the fate of the ship is shown on-screen — it sank. Each time the ship appears in the background, ...
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Why does Batfleck have a widow's peak?

It was at the insistence of the actor. He wanted to look more like the iconic images of Bruce Wayne that he'd seen in earlier comic serials. The wig also served to age him up. Ben Affleck had been ...
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Are Batman and Superman brothers?

Actually same site you linked says that those were fake bios: [...] other April Fool’s Day prank? In addition to the fake projects, we posted a link to “newly updated” profile pages for ...
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Why does Batman kiss Harley in Suicide Squad?

As per Rogue Jedi's explanation, he was performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I believe that he first checked that she wasn't breathing and/or had an absent pulse. She then turned it into a kiss as ...
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Where was Diana during the events of Man of Steel?

The only reference that she has made is a vague statement she makes in Dawn of Justice: A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind. From a century of horrors. Man made a world where standing ...
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In Batman v Superman, how did Batman know where Martha was?

You may remember an earlier scene in a bar after a bare-knuckle fight, where Bruce, during his investigation of “the White Portuguese”, clones the mobile phone of the head goon who later kidnaps ...
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How could a photo prove that Diana wasn't a normal human?

Well, one assumes perhaps some of the following: Bruce already had suspicions Bruce has other sources of information There was other information on Luthor's drive In particular, it was shown that ...
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What are the specialty of these Superman suits?

From left to right the suits are: The Superman Suit - The traditional skin suit and cape developed by the Jor-El AI in ambassadorial colors to bridge Krypton and Earth. Female Kryptonian Armor - ...
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