Lex Luthor (Smallville)
|Name:||Alexander "Lex" Luthor|
|Occupation:||Billionaire, budding supervillain|
|Title/Rank:||CEO of LuthorCorp and/or LexCorp|
|Relationships:||son of Lionel Luthor; married to Lana Lang, now divorced|
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Lex Luthor was a main character on the television show Smallville.
Fannish engagement with the character
Perhaps because fans knew he was, ultimately, doomed, Lex was almost always seen as a woobie rather than a villain. His constant head injuries, kidnappings, and bad luck with women, combined with the verbal abuse from his father and Clark's lying and secretive nature, all served to make Lex charmingly bruised, emotionally vulnerable, and very attractive to his fans.
Fanon about the character
Lex was sometimes portrayed as a crossdresser by slash writers and fan artists. Thanks to Michael Rosenbaum's role in the movie Sorority Boys, where his character dressed as a woman to get into a sorority, this theory got a lot of attention and Lex got a lot of new dresses.
Wishful thinking, and the fanfic to back it up, gave us the fanon that Lex and Bruce Wayne had once attended private school together and were either old friends, lovers, enemies, or some combination of all three.
- absolut_lex: where it's all about Lex
- lex_minions: discussion, Lex-meta, fic
- LexSlash: another Lex-centric comm