Maxwell Lord

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Name: Maxwell Lord
Occupation: CEO of Lord Technologies (Supergirl)
Title/Rank: Black King, Lord Havok
Location: National City (Supergirl)
Status: dead in the comics; alive in Supergirl
Relationships: Albert Lord (father)
Fandom: DC Comics, Justice League, Booster Gold, Justice League Unlimited, Smallville, Supergirl (TV series)
Other: Portrayed by Peter Facinelli (Supergirl), Gil Bellows (Smallville) and Pedro Pascal (Wonder Woman 1984), Voiced by Tim Matheson
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Maxwell Lord is a DC Comics character and a main character on Supergirl.


Maxwell Lord first appeared in Justice League #1 (May 1987).

Maxwell Lord was later confirmed as a metahuman with the ability to telepathically influence peoples' minds.


Most of the fandom surrounding Maxwell Lord deals with the DC comics and Supergirl universes. Maxwell Lord often appears as a secondary or a background character in fanworks. Only 9 works list "Maxwell Lord" in the summary at FFN under the DC comics categories[1].

Tumblr often posts images or picspams of the DC Comics version, either relating to him or his death.


Like the DC Comics fandom, the Smallville Maxwell Lord is not a main character in fanworks, he only appears as a secondary/background character in fanworks - only 2 works listed Maxwell Lord in summary at FFN [2].


Within the Supergirl fandom, Maxwell's character has mixed reaction the fans of the series - some like him, others do not. Tumblr's search/tag for Maxwell often catch both sets of comments. Fanworks focused on or around Maxwell are located on Tumblr, FanFiction.Net, and Archive of Our Own. Some videos have appeared on YouTube.

Fanfiction for Maxwell Lord is rare, mostly focused on other characters, thus he often appears as a secondary or a background character. There have been a few shipping related fanfiction.

Maxwell is mainly shipped with Alex Danvers, Kara Danvers, and Cat Grant.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Archives & Fannish Links



  1. FFN Search Justice League "Maxwell Lord" & FFN Search DC Superheroes "Maxwell Lord"
  2. FFN Search Smallville "Maxwell Lord"