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I see the end. The end of our potential. The end of our achievements. The end of our dreams. You are my nightmare.
~ Lex Luthor

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Until now, I always thought I hated you as much as any one being could hate another! But I was wrong... until today, I didn't even know the meaning of the word! I'm coming for you, Superman... and I have only just begun to hate!
~ Lex Luthor

Summary

Lex Luthor, since his first appearance, has been the most consistent adversary of Superman. His origins have varied somewhat, from the son of an abusive household to the childhood friend of a young Clark Kent, but upon reaching the city of Metropolis, he used his genius intellect and scientific knowledge to become a highly corrupt businessman, and eventually the head of his own corporation, secure in his position as one of the most powerful men in the world.

When Superman arrived on the scene, however, he became consumed by jealousy and vindictiveness and decided to kill the alien to resume his place at the top. Luthor has quested from the depths of Hell to the highest seat of office to beyond the furthest stars to find some way to kill Superman, even to the point of selling his soul. Though he favors more intellectual machinations, he has designed a warsuit to confront Superman on physical terms.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-C | 4-B

Name: Alexander "Lex" Luthor

Origin: DC Comics

Gender: Male

Age: Generally around his 40s

Classification: Human, Scientist, Businessman, Crime Lord, Supervillain, President

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Genius-level intellect, Weapon Mastery (Skilled marksman), His gadgets allow Size Manipulation, Teleportation, Forcefield CreationFlight, Energy Projection

Attack Potency: Building level physically (Personally trained by Amazons. Held his own against a depowered Superman), possesses multiple weapons capable of injuring or killing Kryptonians. | Solar System level (Fought Larfleeze and with preparations, defeated and snapped Brainiac's neck. The suit employs Human, Apokoliptian and Kryptonian technology. It is incredibly powerful, capable of going toe to toe with Superman. His warsuit was forged in the pits of Apokolips and not even Black Supergirl, an evil version of Supergirlcan damage it)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic combat speed (Comparable to Katana) | Massively FTL+ (Can keep up with Larfleeze. Fought Black Supergirl and Supergirl)

Lifting Strength: Peak Human | Unknown

Striking Strength: Building Class (Knocked out weakened members of the Bat-family) | Solar System Class

Durability: Building level (Took punches from a depowered Superman after having fallen hundreds of feet) | Solar System level 

Stamina: Very high (Possesses an iron will and has resisted powerful mind control or corruption effects.)

Range: Standard melee range, higher with weapons | Likely Planetary if compared to Superman's heat vision 

Standard Equipment: Kryptonite (usually contained in a lead ring), many assorted gadgets, firearms, jumpsuit | Warsuit

Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius (An expert businessman and scientist, widely considered as the single smartest human in the DC Universe. Able to reverse-engineer alien technology, hack advanced devices in seconds, and outwit extremely intelligent beings)

Weaknesses: Extremely arrogant, and consumed by his hatred for Superman. Many of his weapons are designed specifically to exploit Kryptonian physiology.

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Key: Base | Warsuit

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