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Old 08-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #66
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Default Re: The Official Lex Luthor Casting Thread - Part 6

Originally Posted by ThePowerCosmic View Post
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.
Okay, so he doesn't have any particular reason to hate Superman? He just does?

The cool thing about a Moriarty-like Luthor is that he doesn't actually hate Superman. He just wants to prove he's better. The problem with hate is that for it to be believable, the writers have to come up with some kind of motivation.

Edit: I'll respond to your edit:

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.
So he hates Superman because he's jealous? Eh...I don't want him to feel inferior. I'd rather him feel superior to Superman and simply want to prove it.

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