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Real Identity: Lex Luthor
Affiliations: Legion of Doom
Powers/Skills: Genius, Planning, Technological Expertise and Armed Combat
Voiced By: Fred Tatasciore
Lex Luthor is a scientific genius dedicated to destroying Superman. He later became the founder and leader of the Legion of Doom. In one scheme, Luthor planned to use five satellites invented by Captain Cold to swell glaciers and shrink coast lines. Since land would become more scarce, Luthor's real estate investments would come into play and the Legion would be at the forefront of a new world order. The Justice League of America opposed their plans. Captain Cold attempted to complete Luthor's plan but he only overloaded the last satellite. Luthor was caught in the beam and frozen in a glacier. He was never found again. Still, Luthor went down in history as the greatest supervillain of all time. In 2856, Luthor was discovered, still frozen, during the big thaw of the second warming. In the 31st Century, he was on display at a Legion of Doom museum exhibit. Karate Kid used a focused ki burst on the block of ice. As a result, Luthor was freed. He soon realized he was 1000 years into the future and also learned Superman's origins and secret identity.
Armed with Captain Cold's Cold Gun, Luthor walked the halls. He overheard an exhibit recording about the Eternity Glass. Luthor froze Karate Kid and Dawnstar then activated the hourglass. Time Trapper was freed and offered to grant him his desire. Luthor returned to the 21st century and called for the Legion to gather. However, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta and Captain Cold remained in the arctic searching for Luthor of the present timeline. Luthor refused to grant Time Trapper his freedom and hatched a plan to erase the Justice League once and for all. He had Trapper open a portal to the past, to Smallville, and dispatched Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Toyman and Bizarro to launch the infant Kal-El into space so that Superman would never come to be on Earth. Without Superman, the Justice League was never formed. All alone, Karate Kid and Dawnstar decided to find the Luthor of the present and awaken him, creating a paradox and eliminating the Luthor from the future. Dawnstar managed to track down Luthor but Grodd, Black Manta and Cold attempted to kill her and Karate Kid.
Karate Kid found the weakness in the glacier beneath him and Luthor's body was revealed. Dawnstar used her light energy to heal Luthor. He regained consciousness and Time Trapper erased the future Luthor and carried out his own plans. Once the Justice League returned and helped stop Trapper, Superman set off for Luthor, still wandering the arctic. He flew Luthor to a prison cell at Blackgate Prison. When Dawnstar and Karate Kid returned to the 31st century, they noticed the Superman statue was replaced with one of Lex Luthor in a power suit. They set off for the past once more.