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Is Lex Luthor's 40-cake theft canonical?

Yes, for reasons known only to the author of Superman #709 this event has now been placed into DC's official canon. Note that The Super Dictionary you're describing contains a series of nonsense ...
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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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When has Lex Luthor been a Cardinal or Pope?

In Action Comics #23, Luthor's debut Luthor debuted in this early issue of Action Comics, shortly after Superman himself, as a kind of Friar Tuck-like mad genius. Not a Cardinal or Pope. ...
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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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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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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

Whether Lex knew about Superman's identity during the party is up for debate... But kidnapping Martha clearly indicates that he knows that Clark Kent is Superman. In Man Of Steel, Zod kidnaps Lois ...
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Who is Lex Luthor referring to at the end of Batman vs Superman?

It's a setup for a sequel, so there is not enough information in the movie itself to say for sure, but it's a pretty good bet it'll be Darkseid, since one of Batman's dreams featured Darkseid's Omega ...
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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

The Luthor we're seeing in the movie is closest to the version we've seen in the comics (and animated Superman series) since the John Byrne post-Crisis revamp. Examining his motivations might help ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

How and/or when does Lex Luthor find out Superman’s identity? From my point of view, it is not really obvious in the movie. When: After the Black Zero Event (the attack in Metropolis) and before ...
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How did Luthor's wheelchair bomb get past security?

The answer is he hid it inside a wounded veteran's wheelchair. The man, confined to a wheelchair, was likely not viewed as a threat and likely not subjected to additional security screening. Relevant ...
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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

The psychological core (subtext) of Lex Luthor's opposition to Superman is that he hates the impossibility of the concept: there's one man who, for no good explanation, is thousands (or millions) of ...
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When did Lex Luthor save the world from Superman?

I'm not really a comic book person, but there are a few TV and game based examples that I can think of. Note: where I mention a "prime" of something, it's in reference to the primary universe or ...
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What is that thing in the liquid?

It's a Kryptonian bot Unfortunately, it's too early to provide a screenshot or script direction, but I've made a careful note of the scenes involving General Zod's body and the birth of Doomsday ...
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Lex Luthor invents a device to transfer his hate to Superman

Is this Action Comics Vol. 1 #423...? As you suggested, Curt Swan drew the pencil art for this 1973 story, titled "Luthor's Hammer of Hate!" Luthor comes to the realisation that his hatred ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

Lex knows because every time Lois is in danger she gets rescued (like the time in the desert when superman swoops in after Lois witnessed the death of the CIA agent). The bad guy was hired by Lex to ...
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Where is Lex Luthor in Man of Steel?

This was addressed by the film's director in an interview with ScreenCrush. In short, Luthor is in the world, we just didn't happen to see him. Zack: What I was going to say about Lex Luthor was, ...
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Which Lex is this?

Unfortunately, we don't get to know much about Luthor's past beyond the facts he stated: His father left him the business as part of his legacy. The nature of Snyder's DC Universe hints at any number ...
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When did Lex Luthor save the world from Superman?

Yes, in Superman: Red Son Lex Luthor saves the world from communist Superman
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Quote Identification - Where does Luthor say this?

A simple google search reveals that it's a quote from All-Star Superman (2011) described by wikipedia as "a direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same ...
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Who is Lex Luthor referring to at the end of Batman vs Superman?

The reference is to the villain Darkseid, hence setting up the sequel. There are many other references to Darkseid's coming in the movie itself such as the dream which Bruce had about a universe where ...
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What is the deconstructor in "Lego Batman 2" inspired by?

The Power Disruptor that Lex uses in the Justice League TV show does strongly resemble the Deconstructor.
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Why didn't Batman brand Lex Luthor with the Bat symbol?

Here's the scene itself Batman was partially responsible for Superman's death (he admits it in Justice League). Branding or even killing Luthor wouldn't change that. ...
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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

In the early comic books, Luthor's baldness was inadvertently caused by Superboy when Superboy saved him from an explosion in a high school chemistry lab.That being said, it's obvious that Luthor is ...
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Which Lex is this?

The current existing evidence is that he's Lex Luthor's son: Alexander Luthor, Jr. As seen in the article here. Also, he has the line in the movie "It's my father's company, he put the 'Lex' before '...
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Has Superman ever willingly revealed his identity to Lex Luthor?

He has, in the Injustice comics In the Injustice universe, Superman and Lex Luthor are best friends and Lex Luthor is aware of Superman's alter ego, and has been since they were both teenagers, as he ...
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Has Superman ever willingly revealed his identity to Lex Luthor?

In mainstream comics continuity he has. Superman #18 (2019) (Superman, vol. 5 issue no. 18, published October 2019), "The Truth" marketed as Superman publicly revealing his secret identity to the ...
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What is the comic-canon name(s) of Lex Luthor's father?

Lionel was the name used in the miniseries Secret Identity, and is currently the most often used name for Lex's father. As is true of much of Superman's history coming from other media, the name is ...
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Who is this guy in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman?

According to this article, it is indeed Steppenwolf, later seen in Justice League. If you’ve seen Justice League, you’re now well aware that the baddie that finally brings this team of superheroes ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

Lois Lane, as an investigate reporter, was able to discover Superman was Clark Kent in Man of Steel. Presumably, Lex Luthor could do the same. He has the money to hire as many people as necessary to ...
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