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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 events that don't occur within the DC main universe, for example Green Lantern stealing a duck or The Penguin fighting a giraffe.


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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 takes sides! No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He ...


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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. Interesting fact: In this issue, Luthor's vehicle of choice is a dirigible. He ends up crashing it.


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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 Junior (see Warner Bros. promotional article in Fortune Magazine). This suggests that his father was Alexander Luthor. Also, in the film, Lex explains to the ...


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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 releases. No need to lead line a wheelchair unless you're hiding it from x-ray vision. ...Later in the film, she [Jena Malone, playing a forensic scientist] calls ...


19

Man of Steel makes no direct mention of Lex Luthor, but a panoramic shot does show the existence of the LexCorp tower meaning Lex is probably alive and well. Considering his overexposure during the Christopher Reeve's and Brandon Routh Superman movies, it is just as well he did not show up.


18

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 symbol and winged beings that look like parademons, Darkseid's flying troops. See this article for some more discussion. As for how Luthor would know, I can't ...


18

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 and extracts the identity of Superman and therefore goes to his house in Smallville. Now when Lex assumes control of Zod's ship,he is asked by the AI if he wants ...


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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 clarify Movie-Lex's thoughts. Lex, as in the film, is no longer a generic super-criminal, but an incredibly successful businessman. His inventions are found at ...


11

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 the discovery of a large chunk of Kryptonite in the Indian Ocean. How: After the Black Zero Event, Lex has an existential crisis (tech billionaires are far from ...


10

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 portion happens at 2:31, where you see the explosion originate at the man


9

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 times as strong a regular person. Despite all the science and inventions mankind has achieved over centuries of effort, Superman could eliminate human ...


8

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 timeline that the DC superheroes we know and love inhabit. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths A standalone animated movie where a heroic Lex Luthor from an ...


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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 within the Kryptonian ship. Ignoring the Kryptonian hover-bot floating above the liquid that Zod is lowered into, and also ignoring the various cables / tentacles ...


7

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 secure the Kryptonite and kill Martha, but mostly to make sure that superman had a special bond with Lois). This was also confirmed when Clark received ...


6

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 of potential subplots and call-backs to potential stories that have existed in the DC Universe. In the main DC Universe, Lex Luthor is rarely seen to have ...


6

As you say, Lex Luthor's clone body didn't last long before it began aging quickly. Lois Lane discovered proof of his clone-ness, and revealed it to Perry White and Franklin Stern (but not to the public, as far as I know). Luthor's body deteriorated so much that he was essentially locked into his body, and his last act was to destroy much of Metropolis (see ...


6

Lex is confronted with the orb in hospital. Several police have just arrived and he's the victim of a serious (albeit true) allegation that he was in league with Brainiac. Regardless of whether he can simply talk his way out of the accusation later, the simple fact is that the allegation has been made. Someone as smart as Luthor knows that you should never ...


6

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, there is a kryptonite question, too, that floats around the Lex Luthor question. Someone asked me if there's no Kryptonite and there's no Lex Luthor. Well, okay, ...


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Your question is an improper understanding of the findings of previous questions regarding Kryptonite and its affects on Kryptonian physiology. See: Why, exactly, does Kryptonite hurt Superman? Kryptonite affects Kryptonian physiology by forcing stored solar radiation, used as a catalyst for superhuman feats, out of the cells of Kryptonians who are under a ...


5

Yes, in Superman: Red Son Lex Luthor saves the world from communist Superman


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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 name by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely." Luthor: That's not why I used the gravity gun, I-- Superman: No. Luthor: If I die, you die first.


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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 Superman turned evil. At the starting of the scene there is a big juicy reference for us, the Omega Symbol, symbolizing Darkseid. The main question at ...


4

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. I saw that as the reason why he hit the wall instead of Luthor. Batman was frustrated. Luthor was the reason branded people were being attacked in prison. It's ...


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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 an extreme pyschopath, and the incident is more of an excuse for his history of bad behavior than the actual cause of it.Considering that today baldness is ...


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They have definitely teamed up, but it seems that they have never attacked, fought, or knowingly/willingly plot against each other. It seems that those times that they have teamed up none has tried to betray each other, so there is no remarkable event or record of one testing intellect (nor fighting skills, nor ability for intricate plans with different ...


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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 'Corp'". It is also worth noting that Snyder may be taking artistic license, and this may actually be the Lex Luthor we are all accustomed to.


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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 was a high school friend of both Superman (Clark Kent) and Lois Lane.


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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 most likely used due to its use in Smallville. There have been many period in comics history where he's gone under other names, as well as un-named. Details of ...


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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 together is none other than Steppenwolf. Indeed, instead of going with a major comics name or a character we’ve seen before in the DC Extended Universe, director ...


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