Day 24 - A to Z Challenge - "X"
Abilities/Powers: Genius-Level Intellect, Inexhaustible Wealth, Political Influence
Occupation: CEO of LexCorp
Lex Luthor is a power-hungry billionaire, business magnate, scientist, inventor, philanthropist (to the city of Metropolis) and one of the most intelligent people in the world. He is a charismatic and well-known public figure, that is intent on ridding the world of the superhero Superman. Luthor views Superman as an obstacle to his "megalomaniacal" plans and a threat to the existence of humanity.
-Traditionally Lex Luthor has no superpowers or dual identity, but periodically, he wears his "warsuit". The "warsuit" gives him enhanced strength, flight and advanced weaponry.
-Lex Luthor made his first comic book appearance in April of 1940.
-In earlier comic book appearances, Lex Luthor had red hair, but due to an artistic mistake, Luthor is depicted as completely bald in a newspaper strip. (Apparently, the look stuck!)
Since I don't have a ton of background with Superman, I don't have a lot with Lex Luthor either...
From what I have seen of the character, he is one of those villain that you just love to hate.
At times, I have difficulty watching him, because I get very frustrated by characters that "act good" and fool people into believing them. (It just gets under my skin.)
Of course, those types usually get what is coming to them in the end, but Luthor always seem to escape the inevitable...