Originally Posted by hopefulsuicide
How would he have any control over anyone, let alone nations?
He started growing a huge rock, that nearly resulted in the death of billions of people.
When the army was sent in
, he'd be shot... or he'd surrender and be put in jail...
You can certainly make the case that SR
could have been improved if Lex had been shown making advanced weapons and machines from the remaining crystals. (Just a small demonstration would have been sufficient.) Fair call. But it was quite clear from earlier dialogue that the crystals had this capability and that using them in this manner was very much part of Lex’s plan. It was also clear that Lex was simply waiting for NK to complete its formation – whereupon it would wipe out 4/5ths of the US and devastate many other countries too (as depicted in Lex’s map). So the military response that you speak of would be virtually non-existent.