Injustice Gods Among Us Characters Guide

Injustice: Gods Among Us Lex Luthor Character Guide

Lex Luthor becomes the main character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, during Chapter 9 of the video game developed by NetherRealm Studios for iOs, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the fictional character known as Lex Luthor debuted in Action Comics #23, in 1940.

In the video game, Lex Luthor is a Power User and a member of Batman’s Insurgency, even if during several cutscenes he appears talking to Superman and he accepts to help the Man of Steel who wishes to eradicate all Insurgents.

Lex Luthor’s chapter begins after Batman’s second chapter which presents the Battle of Styker’s Island.

While Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and other members of the Insurgency fight Superman’s Regime, Batman and Green Arrow, helped by the diversion created, try to infiltrate the prison in which the alternate version of Batman is being held captive by Superman.

Unfortunately, they are discovered by Catwoman and Nightwing, both of them being Batman’s opponents. The fight against Nightwing however, reveals the fact that in the parallel universe he is Damian Wayne, not Dick Grayson, the latter being killed by Damian.

Even if he fights against his son; Batman remains focused on his goal, and eventually reaches his alternate version’s prison cell. After he opens the cell and sets him free, Batman is suddenly attacked by Green Arrow who is mind-controlled by Raven.

The Dark Knight defeats his friend and both of them work together trying to escape Superman’s prison, but they are interrupted by the Regime version of Green Arrow, wearing the Yellow Costume.

The final battle in Chapter 8 takes place between Batman and Superman’s ally, Green Arrow. In the meantime, the Battle of Styker’s Island continues, with the Insurgents trying to stop Superman’s Regime. Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Arrow unite their forces against the Man of Steel, while Batman escapes the prison accompanied by Green Arrow.

The Man of Steel notices their attempt to escape, and rushes to stop them. During the discussion he has with Batman, Kal-El explains that many innocent people died in Metropolis, including his family because he didn’t use all his powers.

Bruce Wayne tells him that he lost his family as well, and those events didn’t turn him into a tyrant. Superman quickly replies that unlike him, Batman wasn’t the gun.

Superman’s answer is a reference to the events that occurred earlier, when he was tricked by The Joker into killing Lois Lane and his son. After the conversation he has with Superman, Batman, Green Arrow and the alternate version of Bruce Wayne, jump from a cliff, just in time to be teleported by Cyborg.

Clark Kent realizes that the Insurgents took over the Watchtower and he tries to reach it, just to see it being destroyed by an explosion, which sends the Man of Steel back into the atmosphere. While he watches over Styker’s Island, Superman hears Lex Luthor calling for him, but the time rewinds in order to explain how Lex Luthor reached Styker’s Island.

Back in his laboratory Lex Luthor watches the news relating the Battle of Styker’s Island, when he decides to enter the fight and help the Insurgents. Using the propulsion system of his power suit he flies toward Styker’s Island but two missiles take him down.

On the streets of Metropolis, he encounters The Joker and Harley Quinn, who don’t know that Lex Luthor worked undercover for the Insurgents. In the parallel universe, Superman and Lex Luthor were best friends according to Harley Quinn.

Hence a fight between Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor is inevitable. His victory only angers The Joker who steps in when Lex tries to stop him from killing Harley. After Lex saves Harley he enters the fight between the Insurgents and the Regime, where he assists Green Lantern who tries to stop Black Adam and Hawkgirl.

After he defeats Hawkgirl, Lex Luthor tries to retrieve her Nth belt, but Shazam appears and stops him. After the final battle against Shazam, the Watchtower explodes and Lex Luthor equipped with the kryptonite weapon provokes the Man of Steel who flies towards him.

Confused by Lex Luthor’s betrayal, Shazam electrocutes Luthor’s power suit offering enough time for Superman to take down his nemesis.

Amazed that Lex Luthor is Batman’s ally, and enraged when Lex tells him that his peace “is a joke”, Superman strangulates his rival in front of the Hall of Justice, and then he flies away. Lex Luthor plays an important role in Injustice: Gods Among Us and he is the first character who dies during the game, being killed by Superman.

Even if he moves slower than other characters because of his power suit, Lex Luthor’s basic attacks, combos and special moves can be devastating.

His energy shield allows him to absorb hits, while during his super move Lex Luthor calls down a laser beam that hits his rival inflicting a high amount of damage.

Costumes and Skins

Lex Luthor can wear three different Injustice: Gods Among Us Costumes.

His default costume is obtained automatically at the beginning of the game, and his Insurgency Costume is available in the Archives.

The third Injustice: Gods Among Us costume for Lex Luthor is the Kryptonite costume which is unlocked by finishing all S.T.A.R Labs.

Fast Facts

Name: Alexander Joseph Luthor

Alias: Lex Luthor, Mockingbird, Kryptonite Man

First Appearance: 1940 – Action Comics #23

Place of Origin: Metropolis

Partnerships:  Brainiac, The Joker, Deathstroke, Black Adam

Team Affiliations: LexCorp, Injustice Gang, Secret Society of Super Villains, Injustice League, Secret Six

Nemeses: Superman

Super Move: Coordinates Received – “Luthor performs a barrage of 4 powerful, armor enhanced punches that stun the opponent. Lex then calls down a powerful blast of energy from an orbiting satellite which he forms into a projectile and hurls at his unlucky victim.”


Description: “Criminal genius Lex Luthor hates his intellectual inferiors, but loathes Superman most of all. He can’t stand that a muscle bound alien garners more attention and adulation than a man of his stature.”

Abilities: “Genius-level intellect, Inventor of countless weapons and gadgets, Exo-suit grants the strength to fight Superman”.”

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