As a teenager, he spent years in Smallville , with his Aunt Lena. There he encountered Clark Kent and first became jealous of Superman. Lex Alexei Luthor made his first appearance as a power hungry criminal mastermind who first tested his genius against the Man of Steel in Action Comics Displayed as a man with red hair, it would be until an accident that Luthor's character was mistaken for Superman's main enemy the Ultra-Humanite and was displayed as a bald mad scientist. From there on Alexei Luthor would be seen as a villain who's a power mad scientist who tested his science against the might of Superman. At first, Luthor intended to plunge all of the European countries into war starting with the small countries of Galonia and Toran, and used his scientific genius to sabotage a peace conference, but would face his first defeat by Superman. Throughout Luthor's earliest career, he would find himself committing acts of terrorism in order to find ways to accomplish his goals for world domination, only to find each of his plans foiled by Superman. Luthor later plagued Kal-L with a gigantic Kryptonite meteor after learning about Superman's weakness from Dan Rivers.
Lex Luthor is a man of many talents in the world of DC Comics. He possesses a genius level IQ, is a successful businessman and inventor, exuding charisma from every pore. All of those assets are extremely important when it comes to politics, and that world has provided him with some of his biggest accomplishments.
Lex Luthor , cartoon character, an evil genius of the fictional city of Metropolis, who is a scientist and business mogul and the archnemesis of Superman. In the s it was revealed that his hatred was rooted in a childhood accident caused by the young Superman then Superboy , which made Luthor go prematurely bald. From that period through the s he was presented as a mad scientist bent on conquering the world.
He then mortally stabbed his half-sister Tess Mercer , who erased all of his memories using a neurotoxin. Due to the loss of his memories, Lex distrusts and hates Superman, seeing him as a potential threat to Earth. He has fulfilled his destiny as Superman's greatest enemy. In , Lex becomes the President-elect of the United States.