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Alex Luthor Sr.
Alex Luthor Sr (Crisis 1) 4
Information
Real name: Alexander Luthor Sr.
Species: Human
Universe: Earth-Three
Hair: None
Relatives: Lois Luthor (wife)
Alexander Luthor Jr. (son)


Alexander Luthor Sr. is Earth-Three's only hero, dedicating to fighting the Crime Syndicate (an evil version of the Justice League of America).

He was killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.


Background Information

Alexander Luthor, Sr. was born on the parallel earth of Earth-Three. He often found solace in deep scientific research and invention. Alexander created many notable and advanced devices which brought him public notice.

It was not until his native world became the target of his extra-dimensional counterparts, Lex Luthor of Earth-One and Alexei Luthor of Earth-Two that he decided to openly fight as a champion for his world.[1] Realizing that he could not win the day alone against such odds, He recruited the help of his counterparts' greatest enemies, Superman of Earth-One and Superman of Earth-Two. After bringing the Supermen to Earth-Three, Alexander enlisted their aid to directly confront his villainous counterparts, who planed to use his world as a base from which to destroy their own home worlds. They had already succeeded in recruiting Ultraman to act as the muscle in their scheme. Since he was powered by kryptonite, he was easily able to overpower his extra-dimensional counterparts. This spurred Alexander to don a suit of powered armor and confronted Ultraman. Using his advanced weaponry, he was able to defeat Ultraman by temporarily "de-phasing" him. This allowed the two Supermen to recover and defeat the already squabbling Alexei and Lex Luthor. With Alexei and Lex defeated, Alexander returned the two Supermen to their native dimensions and Ultraman to his prison. Inspired by the encounter, he decided to remain an active and open heroic presence on his world. He later married Lois Lane and fathered a son with her.[2]

Over the intervening years Alexander would face and defeat Ultraman and the Crime Syndicate many times. This continued up until the Anti-Monitor's energy wave appeared and started to sweep through the Earth-Three universe. To halt the wave, he was forced to join forces with his enemies. Despite their combined power, they were unable to stop the advancing wall of anti-matter.[3]

Alexander and his wife were only able to save their son from the complete destruction of their reality by placing him in a capsule which would take him to Earth-One. Alexander, along with everyone else native to his universe, died in the Anti-Monitor's attack. The existence of Alexander Luthor, Earth-Three, and all of its denizens was ultimately erased from all history, save for in the memory of Alexander Luthor, Jr.[4]


Powers and Abilities

Powers

None

Abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Alexander Luthor, Sr. was a brilliant inventor responsible for creating various highly advanced scientific devices for the benefit of his world.


Equipment


Weapons

  • Super Weaponry: Alexander Luthor, Sr. employed a wide variety of advanced weaponry of his own design. Nearly all of these items however have never been openly revealed.


Appearances

Super Friends books


Notes

  • Alexander Luthor, Sr. was created by Marv Wolfman, and first appeared in DC Comics Presents Annual, #1 (1982).[5]


External Link


References

  1. While this is Alexander Luthor's first appearance as a super-hero, he has already fought against Ultraman before this adventure, though not as an open costumed superhero. Luthor remains as a an active hero after this battle repeatedly opposing the Crime Syndicate of Earth-Three until their deaths at the beginning of the crisis.
  2. As revealed in DC Comics Presents Annual, #1 (1982)
  3. As revealed in Crisis on Infinite Earths, #1 (April 1985).
  4. As revealed in Crisis on Infinite Earths, #1 (April 1985).
  5. For more information about that DC comic book, click here.
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