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Real Identity: Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor
Powers/Skills: Genius, Science, Technology and Manipulation
Voiced By: Not Applicable
Lex Luthor was born in the impoverished Suicide Slums in Metropolis to abusive parents. Without their knowledge, Luthor took out a large insurance policy on them. He then engineered events to have them killed in a horrifying car accident. When he was of age to collect the insurance money, Luthor went on to graduate from the prestigious MIT and built the LexWing airplane. The aircraft's sale became the foundation of his industrial empire, LexCorp. Unchecked, Luthor established a dominant hold over Metropolis, garnered lucrative government contracts and illegally conducted sales with foreign countries. The only man to openly oppose him was Superman and the two continued to clash.
Eventually, Luthor was found out to be the criminal he is and became one of Metropolis' Most Wanted. Years later, when a second Lex Luthor appeared in Metropolis, Superman used his enhanced vision to verify by first examining his organs then looking out to Stryker's Island Penitentiary, where their Lex Luthor was residing in a prison cell reading.