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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue May 27, 2008 6:32 am

Taidje Khan wrote:Some fuckwit from Yu-gi-oh? The GREATEST VILLAIN OF ALL TIME?


Not the greatest, but one of the greatest.


Luthor sucks. Joker ftw.
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Postby Rainswept on Tue May 27, 2008 8:20 am

If comics had any realism in them, Luthor would be top of the list of DC villains, but he's not because he never manages to do anything. At least Doomsday killed Superman.

The Joker, on the other hand, not only killed Commissioner Gordon's woman, he shot batgirl through the spine, putting her in a wheelchair for life, then took naked pictures of her, and to top it all off... He beat Robin (#2) to death with a freaking crowbar, then blew him up just to be sure.

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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue May 27, 2008 8:28 am

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Postby Taidje Khan on Tue May 27, 2008 5:50 pm

Rainswept wrote:If comics had any realism in them, Luthor would be top of the list of DC villains, but he's not because he never manages to do anything. At least Doomsday killed Superman.

The Joker, on the other hand, not only killed Commissioner Gordon's woman, he shot batgirl through the spine, putting her in a wheelchair for life, then took naked pictures of her, and to top it all off... He beat Robin (#2) to death with a freaking crowbar, then blew him up just to be sure.


Luthor never does anything? What about becoming President of the United States? The Joker's a great villain, don't get me wrong, he's definitely in the top five all time. But at the end of the day, he does things anybody can do. He's just a really theatrical thug.

Luthor, through he fails often, fails attempting great things that only someone of his caliber could pull off.

Shit, I could beat some dipshit to death with a crowbar. I could shoot some chick. I couldn't get elected President, and probably neither could any of you, to say nothing of The Joker.
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Postby Rainswept on Tue May 27, 2008 11:16 pm

I couldn't make an umbrella/machine gun either, doesn't mean Penguin is better than Joker. Luthor is things no other (dc) villain is. Smart, able to manipulate the love of the people, President..etc. From a supervillain perspective tho, what has he ever done to really hurt Superman? Every Luthor story ends with complete failure. The Joker wins some now and again.
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Postby Taidje Khan on Wed May 28, 2008 12:29 am

Yeah, but you said yourself that his lack of success was due to the unrealistic nature of comic books. It's obvious that his creators simply don't let him win because he's too dangerous to actually unleash.

I mean, Superman is the most powerful superhero of all time and as close to being invincible as it gets. And he has never been able to put Luthor away once and for all. Luthor displays his greatness through his longevity against the Man of Steel.

Realistically, Lex Luthor would run train over the vast majority of superheroes. Spiderman? The Incredible Hulk? Iron Man? Any of the X-men or even the Fantastic 4? They'd all get jacked. Only Superman can really challange Lex Luthor, and vice versa.

Lex Luthor has been thwarting the greatest Superhero of all time and he's been doing it since before most other comic book characters were conceived. That has to count for something.
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Postby Rainswept on Wed May 28, 2008 12:38 am

Thwarting? By what standard? Rich enough to buy his way out of jail?

If that's your standard then Magneto and even more so Dr. Doom win by a mile. Hell, doom has his own country that loves him, plus he's a super-genius and incredibly powerful sorcerer.

In DC if thwarting Superman is the standard then there's Doomsday who killed him (and completely destroyed every other hero he even looked at) and then there's Darkseid who runs his own planet.

Lex is the biggest underacheiver in comics.
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Postby Taidje Khan on Wed May 28, 2008 1:16 am

Found it!

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed May 28, 2008 1:45 am

Lex Luthor is nowhere near as cool as just about every other villain in history. Heck, the teletubbies are more dastardly than him.
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Postby Rainswept on Wed May 28, 2008 2:16 am

Taidje Khan wrote:Found it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPERMAN-No-149-%22 ... otohosting

Talk more shit. No seriously, talk more shit.


"A GREAT THREE PART IMAGINARY NOVEL" lmao.

One of my favorite Lex stories is the one where he creates a somputer to find Superman's secret identity. The computer looks into it, and eventually tells him that Superman is a reporter named Clark Kent, whom Lex has met on several occasions. Lex dismisses that idea.
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Postby Taidje Khan on Wed May 28, 2008 2:19 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Lex Luthor is nowhere near as cool as just about every other villain in history. Heck, the teletubbies are more dastardly than him.


The last dozen or so posts of yours have been huge displays of ignorance. Which is weird, because you're usually not an idiot at all. I'm actually just confused by your sudden transformation into a tool.
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Postby Taidje Khan on Wed May 28, 2008 2:24 am

Rainswept wrote:
"A GREAT THREE PART IMAGINARY NOVEL" lmao.

One of my favorite Lex stories is the one where he hires a team to find Superman's secret identity. The team looks into it, and eventually tells him that Superman is a reporter named Clark Kent, whom Lex has met on several occasions. Lex calls the team idiots and fires them.


That's precisely my point! Precisely! Lex wins all the time, they just call it "non-canonical" in order to maintain his clownish nature. This is because Superman is and has always been the most childish and simplistic comic book character of all time. If Lex Luthor was handled by someone like Frank Miller, he'd be unstoppable.

Hypothetical, obviously, but you know it to be true.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed May 28, 2008 3:25 am

Taidje Khan wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Lex Luthor is nowhere near as cool as just about every other villain in history. Heck, the teletubbies are more dastardly than him.


The last dozen or so posts of yours have been huge displays of ignorance. Which is weird, because you're usually not an idiot at all. I'm actually just confused by your sudden transformation into a tool.

Meh. I'm not a huge follower of Marvel comics anyway. I've learnt most of this stuff from my friend, who's a Marvel addict.

I agree, that last post was pretty pathetic.

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Postby Rainswept on Wed May 28, 2008 8:06 am

Taidje Khan wrote:
Rainswept wrote:
"A GREAT THREE PART IMAGINARY NOVEL" lmao.

One of my favorite Lex stories is the one where he hires a team to find Superman's secret identity. The team looks into it, and eventually tells him that Superman is a reporter named Clark Kent, whom Lex has met on several occasions. Lex calls the team idiots and fires them.


That's precisely my point! Precisely! Lex wins all the time, they just call it "non-canonical" in order to maintain his clownish nature. This is because Superman is and has always been the most childish and simplistic comic book character of all time. If Lex Luthor was handled by someone like Frank Miller, he'd be unstoppable.

Hypothetical, obviously, but you know it to be true.


Fine, I'll agree that a Lex handled by someone like Miller would be hella cool. That character doesn't exist, however.
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Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Wed May 28, 2008 1:35 pm

MILLARRRRR !

Wot ye lot goin' on about ?! Give Luthor to Alan Moore , then ye be seeing some carnage !
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