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Lex Luthor/Brainiac
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Real name Lex Luthor
Alias Brainiac
Species Human
Production details
First appearance "Superman #4"

Lex Luthor is the arch-enemy of Superman and Spider-Man.

Intro to Villainy[]

Lex Luthor first became a villain when he was exposed to a large amount of Kryptonite. It drove him to the edge of sanity and he desired to rule the world. He kept the Kryptonite and begin secretly terrorizing the world. Only the heroes know he is actually one of the bad guys.


When Spider-Man was taking a vacation to Metropolis, and Superman was on a mission with the Justice Alliance, he fought one of Luthor's giant robots and eventually, he confronted Luthor. However, the exposure to Kryptonite gave Luthor super-strength and enhanced durability. He was easily able to defeat Spider-Man. He kept him as a trophy on his wall. However, when Superman returned, he freed Spider-Man and they put Luthor in jail, revealing to the world that he was always a criminal.


Lex as a human.

When the cosmic entity known as Brainiac came to Earth, he and Luthor were in sync. Luthor confronted him after escaped prison, and offered him a chance to recreate the universe in his own image. Brainiac accepted and merged with Luthor. They became the Ultimate Brainiac and no hero was able to beat them. All the heroes and villains banded together to fight him and they banished Brainiac and Luthor into the Negative Zone, where they still remain.