Alexander Luthor, Jr.
Alexander Luthor, Jr.
Personal Info:
Real Name: Alexander Luthor, Jr.
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Earth-Three
First Appearance: Crisis on Infinite Earths 1
Died: Infinite Crisis 7
Resurrected: Blackest Night 3
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Black Lantern Corps, formerly The Society
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: All sentient life
Creators: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Alexander Luthor’s greatest talent is his genius-level intellect, which he uses to manipulate other people.
Matter/Anti-Matter Control: Alexander Luthor has control over matter and anti-matter, which he can use offensively as bursts of energy or to form and control dimensional portals.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
Alexander Luthor, Jr. was born on Earth-Three, the son of that world's Lex Luthor and Lois Lane. The senior Alexander Luthor is Earth-Three's only hero, fighting the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the Justice League of America.
During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the being known as the Anti-Monitor destroys innumerable universes, including Earth-Three, with an anti-matter wave. To save their son, the Luthor’s place him in an experimental device that carries the infant to the relative safety of Earth-One.
Alexander materializes on the abandoned Justice League of America's Satellite. Harbinger takes him in at the request of the Monitor. His passage through the anti-matter storm grants him power over both matter and anti-matter, although the exposure also dramatically accelerates his aging process. By the conclusion of the Crisis, Luthor is a young adult, despite the passage of only a few weeks. After the Monitor's death, Alexander helps lead both heroes and villains against the Anti-Monitor.
After defeating the Anti-Monitor with the help of Earth-Two Superman, and Earth-Prime Superboy, Alexander reveals that he has saved Earth-Two Superman 's wife, the Earth-Two Lois Lane from being erased from existence when the multiverse was destroyed. The foursome, no longer having a place in the new Post-Crisis universe, retreat to a "paradise dimension" Alexander accesses using the last of his dimensional powers.
The four survivors spend years in the dimension after the crisis. Alexander, who has rapidly aged to his mid-30s, grows frustrated, and becomes colder and detached from the well-being of the universe's living beings. Superboy-Prime also becomes frustrated as well, and Alexander uses this opportunity to convince him to help fix reality.
After a failed attempt to recreate the multiverse to his own plan, Alex went into hiding, but his respite would be brief. The Joker, angry at having been ignored during the events of the past year, burned him with acid and shot him in the face. He was resurrected by a Black Lantern Power ring.