Lionel Luthor was the father of Lex and Lena. He was not respected by the town of Smallville, and took this out on his "bookworm" son. When Lex was in his final year of high school, Lionel was the victim of a series of unusual and near-fatal accidents, which resulted in his being saved by the mysterious "Super-Boy" that haunted the town in those days.
This came to a head when his underlying heart condition was activated by an allergic reaction to medication. Upon his death, Lex Luthor took the insurance money on his father's claim and absconded.
Little is known of his life besides.
This section of the history takes place during Flashpoint, a massive crossover event set in an alternate timeline to the mainstream DCU. History was completely changed when Professor Zoom finally found a way to erase his nemesis the Flash without harming his own legacy.
Lionel Luthor brings his young son Lex Luthor to see Subject Two also knwon as Krypto however Subject Zero releases some solar energy supercharging the canine. Lionel Luthor tells Lex to be very still as father throws son in front of the vicious dog. Lex is attacked and dies as a result of this attack Krypto is killed by having a hole blown into his side as Kal-El protests on the other side of a window he appears to be cracking.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Normal strength for a man his age, presumably.
- In the final years of his life, Luthor was an alcoholic
Black Lantern Ring (formerly)
- 8 Appearances of Lionel Luthor (New Earth)
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