Lex Luthor, of DC Comics is a super villain. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel established the character. Lex Luthor is obsessed to kill his arch enemy – Superman. In spite of being a super villain, he is still a man of high intelligence and technological prowess.Lex Luthor’s only aim is to make use of technologies to kill superheroes like Superman and Batman who want to save the world from evil villains like Lex Luthor.
Actually, his purpose is to become the one and only ruler of the universe.Lex Luthor is a character with dual identity who wears a powered exoskeleton.
The origin of Lex Luthor is laid back in the “Steel of Mythos” where it is said that Lex Luthor was born in Metropolis, in the district of Suicide Slum. His childhood was painful as his enraged father always abused his mother and shattered his dream of living a much better life.
Perry White was Lex Luthor only friend during those days that always encouraged Lex to do something different, to create something applying his genius.
Different writers introduced the character of Lex Luthor in different ways. Viewers of DC comics liked Lex when he became the U.S. President. It is Alexander Joseph, who represents the character of this mad scientist on screen.Lex Luthor always seems to find a way to survive, and elude justice.
The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Lex Luthor originally appeared in Action Comics No. 23 (cover dated: April 1940).
POWER and ABILITIES
Lex Luthor has the physical capabilities of a normal adult human with no metahuman abilities. However, for virtually his entire publication history, he has been depicted as the most intelligent human in the DC Universe, and one of the most intelligent beings of any planet. He possesses an eidetic memory and has mastered seemingly every known form of science, including space travel, extra-dimensional travel, biochemistry, robotics, computers, synthetic polymers, communications, mutations, transportation, holography, energy generation, spectral analysis, and time travel. With the exception of the extraterrestrial entity known as Brainiac, and occasionally Batman, Luthor does not view any other being as an intellectual peer.
Whether he is a mad scientist, corrupt businessman, or both, Luthor’s ego is a defining trait in all his incarnations; he believes he is entitled to both popularity and power. While each incarnation initially wants the adoration of others and control over either Smallville or Metropolis, the goal eventually rises to control over Earth and possibly universal domination. The other desire that rivals this is his obsession to destroy Superman and humiliate the alien hero, either by displaying his own superiority by achieving victory without the benefit of being born with alien power or proving the Man of Steel is motivated by selfish desire rather than altruism.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
Lex Luthor is the arch-nemesis of Superman.
Lex Luthor commonly masterminds many villain groups. Some of these include the Legion of Doom, Injustice League, Injustice Gang, Justice League, Secret Six, Superman Revenge Squad, Secret Society of Super Villains, Intergang and LexCorp.