Can Lex Luthor kill Superman?

#1 Posted by UnosInfinitos (149 posts) - - Show Bio

The evil optimist part of me wants to yes considering he's THE or one of the smartest humans in dc and for some reason easily dispatches other kryptonians.
 
But the realist in me knows that superman can just snipe him from ten miles away using his heat vision.

#2 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex will never kill Superman because he wants to be defeated.

#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course he can. Anyone with that much Kryptonite can. 
 
But really, if you're gonna be "The guy who actullay killed Superman" then you're gonna get a LOT of pissed off people, superhumans and aliens on you. 

#4 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio

Only with hte right amount of prep, if he was Doctor doom smart or had doom to help then it would have been done by now.
#5 Posted by UnosInfinitos (149 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024:  Doesn't have to be kryptonite anymore I'm pretty sure Lex invented several power disruptors that could turn off kryptonians  powers.
And I see no reason why he couldn't copy that red sun shot gun they had on new krypton.
#6 Edited by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

in super the superman: doomsday animation movie, he is shown to kill a perfect superman clone, by puting him in room filled with red solar lamps and beating the hell out him with kriptonite gloves.
#7 Edited by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason he hasn't is because the writers don't want Superman killed, just like with pretty much every other superhero. If Lex Luthor wasn't supposed to pose a genuine threat, he wouldn't be considered a major Superman villain. Even though Superman is a lot faster, stronger etc., he's more reactive than proactive, so Luthor always has a tiny chance.

#8 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Theworldbreaker said:

" Only with hte right amount of prep, if he was Doctor doom smart or had doom to help then it would have been done by now. "

Lex is smarter than Doom. 
 
Superman is pretty clever as well. Not to mention that Lex doesn't simply want to "kill" Supes, he wants to prove he is better. Shooting him in the head with a Kryptonite bullet wouldn't prove anything.
#9 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @Theworldbreaker said:
" Only with hte right amount of prep, if he was Doctor doom smart or had doom to help then it would have been done by now. "
Lex is smarter than Doom.   Superman is pretty clever as well. Not to mention that Lex doesn't simply wnat to "kill" Supes, he wants to prove he is better. Shooting him in the head with a Kryptonite bullet wouldn't prove anything. "
Agreed - Lex doesn't want to kill Superman - in a way he needs Superman. Lex wants (and needs) to prove he can defeat / humiliate the Man of Steel. If Superman were dead, then part of Lex's reason for living would die also. Pitting his wits against Superman is the adrenaline that keeps Lex going.
#10 Posted by RYU/BATMAN (388 posts) - - Show Bio

If pigs fly, yeah Lex could kill Superman. However, Lex is stupid, he just wants to control things. Maxwell Lord would have no problem with things like killing heroes. 
 

#11 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

lex is gay for superman, just watch the movie  SUPERMAN:DOOMSDAY 
 
he says something like this: no no no, why did you leave me superman, I wanted you to stay with me, we were ment for eachother....." 
I was like WTF
#12 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@UnosInfinitos said:
" @Gambit1024:  Doesn't have to be kryptonite anymore I'm pretty sure Lex invented several power disruptors that could turn off kryptonians  powers. And I see no reason why he couldn't copy that red sun shot gun they had on new krypton. "
This is true. If anyone could do it, it'd be him.
#13 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8069 posts) - - Show Bio

Hes done it the trailer For DC Universe Stabs him through the chest with Kryptonite

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@rapest_of_super_heros said:
" lex is gay for superman, just watch the movie  SUPERMAN:DOOMSDAY  he says something like this: no no no, why did you leave me superman, I wanted you to stay with me, we were ment for eachother....." I was like WTF "
Non-canon and you're oversimplifying.
#15 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
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                    @rapest_of_super_heros said:
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                    lex is gay for superman, just watch the movie  SUPERMAN:DOOMSDAY  he says something like this: no no no, why did you leave me superman, I wanted you to stay with me, we were ment for eachother....." I was like WTF

                   

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Non-canon and you're oversimplifying.

                   

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wrong it's funny, and I was joking.
#16 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe...

#17 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
"@Theworldbreaker said:

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Lex is smarter than Doom.    
 
i dout it.
#18 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom wouldn't have any more luck with Superman than he has killing his own enemies, who are incidentally much weaker than Superman. The only reason Lex (or Doom or any supervillain) doesn't win except on a few occasions is because they're villains.

#19 Posted by Nefarious (19675 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#20 Posted by Band Lone (1789 posts) - - Show Bio

He could of he just went for it like in the movie instead of talking Superman's ears off when ever he lands a lucky punch.. -___-   
 
Also no matter how bad the situation the hero is in make sure he is dead before throwing him off a cliff.. Heck why throw him off a cliff at all? Just watch him die, poke him with a stick a few times make a kryptonite coffin and burry him in your kryptonite island
 
Goodbye Superman
 
BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you have to be all balls and tough talk -__-

#21 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @Theworldbreaker said:

" Only with hte right amount of prep, if he was Doctor doom smart or had doom to help then it would have been done by now. "

Lex is smarter than Doom.   Superman is pretty clever as well. Not to mention that Lex doesn't simply want to "kill" Supes, he wants to prove he is better. Shooting him in the head with a Kryptonite bullet wouldn't prove anything. "
best answer.
#22 Posted by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio
@rapest_of_super_heros said:
"in super the superman: doomsday animation movie, he is shown to kill a perfect superman clone, by puting him in room filled with red solar lamps and beating the hell out him with kriptonite gloves. "

He didnt kill that clone actually, and the second time he tried that the clone learned from his last experience with Lex in that room and lock Lex in the room and dropped it trough a building or something 
 
@Theworldbreaker
said:
"Only with hte right amount of prep, if he was Doctor doom smart or had doom to help then it would have been done by now. "

you really think so? Dooms cant even seem to kill off the Fantastic Four. The only thing that gives Doom an edge over Superman is the magic
#23 Posted by entropy_aegis (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes he can.
#24 Posted by Benuben (230 posts) - - Show Bio

 

" But the realist in me knows that superman can just snipe him from ten miles away using his heat vision."


 Supes isnt a murderer. About the question: Yes, he can. Clark even needed hel from other heroes, to defeat Lex. Also, I dont think, that its true that Lex doesnt want to kill him. I agree, he wants MORE, than just kill him, he wants to prove that he is better, humilate him, destroy his legacy ect. but in the end, he wants him dead.

#25 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio
@Benuben:  Yup. The fact that Lex HAS actually tried to kill Superman a number of times pretty much supports this. I'm glad that his obsession with Superman is not a huge part of his character anymore though.
#26 Posted by Benuben (230 posts) - - Show Bio
@brc2000:

Thanks. One thing, what I also love about his hatred for Superman is, that Lex can solve most of the Earths problems, but he simply choose not to, and blames Superman for it. Pretty much every time, when he kills someone, even if its for purely personal problems, he believes that its Supermans fault (atleast from what Ive read/seen with him). 
#27 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

He actually has killed him in a few different alternate realities. I think he would have already in main continuity if Superman wasn't so lucky.

#28 Edited by Azathoth_The_Dread_Sleeper (597 posts) - - Show Bio

@brc2000:

There were multiple instances where Doom could have insta-killed them, when he had Silver Surfer's powers, Galactus' powers, Beyonder's powers, the Life Force powers, the Cosmic Cube, etc. Even without, he is capable of killing each member of the Fantastic Four, but has no desire to as he states that he 'is no common murderer'. Doom holds back as much as Lex does.

#29 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom would be more equipped to beat him because he has magic and he's just as smart

#30 Posted by ComicStooge (12529 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely.

#31 Edited by LaserLambert (636 posts) - - Show Bio

he has.

#32 Edited by TDK_1997 (14684 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor can and will kill Superman if he wants to but he just simply doesn't want to do that.He just wants to prove to everyone that he is better than him.

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