NAME: Lex Luthor POSITION: Leader COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: Lex first appeared in Action Comics #23 and since then he’s become the #1 enemy of Superman, appeared in countless comics across the DC Universe and he even became President of the United States of America!
COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: Lex has never really found a way to kill Superman despite numerous attempts and let’s be honest it’s something he’s been working on since 1940!
Former president of the USA, former industrialist, former mad scientist, extremely wealthy, owns a super-powered exoskeleton/battle-suit, has contact details for practically every scumbag and lowlife in the DC Universe, is the greatest criminal mind of our time… Oh the list goes on.
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT: Lex is the ideal recruit for the position of leader as he has proved time and time again he can handle ‘minions’. He brings to the role a wealth of experience and with his underworld contacts he can source anything he needs to make the team produce the best results. Lex is not one for shying away from the dirty jobs and any team member who fails to achieve the desired results will be dealt with by Lex accordingly. He may not have been able to kill Superman, but the fact that no one else has managed to kill him either (even Doomsday ultimately failed) means that Lex is the still The Man Of Steel’s most fearsome enemy.
POTENTIAL RISK: His intense hatred for Superman could get the better of him… and he doesn’t take kindly to jokes regarding his hair (or lack thereof).
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: Lex is a survivor; always has been, always will be. He will outlive the team…or will die trying. IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH DEADPOOL: No way in hell. Deadpool is no Lex Luthor.