Death Battle Combatant
Lex Luthor
The Arch-Nemesis of Superman
Lex Luthor
Origin Action Comics #23
Company Warner Bros.
Appearance(s) Iron Man VS Lex Luthor
You know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor? The same thing that's gonna happen to Superman!
~ Lex Luthor

Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor is a supervillain in the DC Universe, most notably as the archenemy of Superman. He appears in the 46th Death Battle episode; Iron Man VS Lex Luthor, where he fought Marvel's Iron Man. He is voiced by Gianni Matragrano.


Growing up in one of the worst places in Metropolis, Lex had a rough life until his parents death (which he was responsible for) left him with their life insurance. He used that money to create Lexcorp and was a successful businesses man with some great publicity.

But when Superman came to Metropolis, Lex felt threatened by him as he could cause the human race to become weaker in comparison. He swore that he would get rid of the Man of Steel anyway he can.

While he prefers using trickery against his opponents, he only fights at a last resort. This is through both a kryptonite steroid usage, and the Warsuit, created by Darkseid.

Death Battle Info


  • Full name: Alexander Joseph Luthor
  • Height: 6'2"/188 cm
  • Weight: 210 lbs/95 kg
  • IQ: Immeasurable
  • Reason for baldness: classified
  • Former president of the United States
  • Once acted as his own son via brain transplant to a new body


  • Culmination of technology from Lex, Darkseid, and Brainiac
  • Superhuman strength & durability
  • Flight
  • Force fields can negate heat vision
  • Flamethrowers
  • Energy blade
  • Energy blasts
    • Includes four different Kryptonite energy generators in each of the suit's fingers


  • Mental resistance to mind control surpasses even Deathstroke
  • Frequently and fearlessly goes up against Kryptonians
  • Defeated Nightwing and Batman in hand-to-hand combat
  • Impaled the super-durable Supergirl
  • Solved the anti-life equation
    • Should only be possible for a 12th-level intellect

Death Battle Quotes

  • "All clear." (before opening a black bow)
  • "What a joke." (after opening the black box and seeing the Dragon Balls, a Keyblade and a crystal in it)
  • "Remember my face Stark. It'll be the last thing you ever see." (preparing for battle against Iron Man)
  • "My suit is invincible!" (as Iron Man's punches fail to even phase him)
  • "I thought you were smart." (as he's holding Iron Man by one of his legs)
  • "What? Impossible!" (suit disabled by Iron Man's EMP).
  • "Wait, is that the...?" (as the Batmobile is thrown towards him)
  • "Wake up, sunshine..." (as he throws a large box containing the Hulkbuster armor at Iron Man)
  • "Thanks for the fun, Stark. It was... smashing." (after throwing the Hulkbuster's case at Iron Man)
  • "You call that power? Ha! You are nothing!" (as the Hulkbuster armor fails to penetrate his shield)
  • "I have seen true power. You are nothing more than another ant to crush under my..." (ditto)
  • "How about that?" (after Iron Man succeeds to brake his shield)
  • "Fool, you're just like all the rest. Building a suit to save the world and trying to play God." (after the Hulkbuster armor runs out of power)
  • "Let me tell you something Stark! There's only one man in the world who could play such a role! Me." (as he throws the large energy ball)
  • "What? What did you take?" (after Iron Man absorbs a lot of his suit's power)



  • Lex Luthor is the fourth DC Comics character to be facing a Marvel character.
  • Lex Luthor is the Third Oldest Combatant (In terms of when they were introduced) behind Batman and Superman.
  • Lex's character model comes from Injustice: Gods Among Us.
  • Lex is the first character to be voiced by Gianni Matragrano, the next two being Sweet Tooth and Nathan Drake.


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