Originally Posted by ElDuderino
His motivation for hating Superman is that he could have been humanity's savior? How so? What does Superman do that prevents him from doing whatever good thing he would otherwise do?
If he wasn't busy obsessing over coming up with ways to stop Superman, he could be doing other things to benefit mankind. For example, developing a cure for Cancer. I suppose it's a form of jealousy and the fact that Luthor had to work for what he had, whereas with Superman his power comes naturally... And he's loved by a planet that he doesn't even belong on, in Luthor's eyes.