Is Lex Luthor A Good Guy In Injustice: Gods Among Us?

By Ishaan . March 7, 2013 . 11:50am

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have shared a new trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us, focusing on Lex Luthor’s role in the game. It almost sounds like he’s one of the good guys in the game, but as always with Lex, different lines of dialogue suggest different agendas. Watch the trailer below:



Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released in April for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

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  • Tokoat

    Sounds like Lex is joining Superman’s regime but past trailers have shown him on Batman’s side. Also this trailer all but confirmed Black Adam… so there’s that.

    • that guy is shazam with the ”regime” outfit…it also shown in the aquamans trailer, tough i think black adam would be nice he is so far no confirmed in the game or sadly even hinted in the game

  • PersonaSpace

    It doesn’t matter what the medium is, I can never take Lex Luthor seriously when he’s wearing his goofy power armor.

  • Crevox

    He’s so lexy

    Seems like a cooler character than I originally gave him credit for.

  • MrJechgo

    Hard to tell… Luthor “should” join Batman’s side due to be an enemy of Superman, but he said that he is on the winning side, possibly be on Superman’s side since, y’know, Superman’s pretty much invincible.

    • GuyAlpha

      lol Superman isn’t going to win.

    • lozffvii

      Actually the winning side isn’t necessarily the side that’s strongest.
      Judging from what I’ve seen of the story, it seems that the ‘winning side’ will be the one with the most public support – as it almost always is in real life.
      A good RL example would be France’s military. Laugh if you must, but although we think of them as “cheese-eating-surrender-monkeys” their military has won a large number of battles in the past. Just look at the Napoleonic wars as an example.
      The reason why France has lost wars is because, despite winning battles, their army would lose moral quickly. An army without any moral is about as useful as a soggy piece of paper.

    • Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller posits a strong counter point to this argument.

  • LynxAmali

    -Good guy


    This is like Starscream not trying to usurp Megatron’s throne or him being a good guy. Wait a minute. I think that last point actually happened.

    I want to believe!

  • VenerableSage

    I’m expecting something similar to Alexander Luthor, Jr. (Earth-3)’s actions in the regular DC Multiverse for this Lex (Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis). Joining Batman to overthrow Superman (and the Justice League)’s reign and then promptly trying to turn the event into his favor and take over once the goal is accomplished.

  • d19xx

    Of course he’s a good guy. He stars as the protagonist in most western developed game out there, specially shooters…

  • AuroraMoon

    I’ve always seen Lex Luthor as a good guy. Wait, hear me out:
    1) We all know that Superman acts like a dick half the time… heck there’s even a whole website dedicated to listing all of his legendary feats of super-dickery.
    2) In a lot of versions of Lex, we see him often worrying about an Alien invasion and stuff…Heck we even saw it in the TV show Smallville. He wanted to save the human race from any potential attacks (which actually happened often in the DC universe), and he didn’t want us humans to have to depend on an Alien Super-being for our protection… espeically if that same alien accidentally got dosed by Red-K and then went on a rampage. When you think about it, Lex is actually correct in that a single person shouldn’t hold that much power…. espeically if something happened to him.
    3) Superman seems to have a impossibly high standard of morals and beliefs that nobody else can seem to match. if they fall short of it, then Superman promptly condemns them. What makes him even more hypocritical about is the fact that he himself often falls short himself, espeically in the TV show “Young Justice” where he kept on rejecting Kon-El when Kon-El was looking for a father figure. Come on, it’s not Kon-El’s fault that he was cloned without your knowledge and consent! in Constrast, Lex Luthor seemed to genuinely want being Kon-el’s father and have a strong degree of fondness for his creation even if he kept on getting rejected by Kon-el.
    4) which brings me to my final point. The world is not Black and white Morally… sometimes you have to do some shit that you aren’t proud of in order to survive. What makes you a good guy is how you deal with all the hard decisions. If you act hoiler than thou like Superman all the time, well it just makes you an ass. No wonder why Lex Luthor dislikes Superman so much and wouldn’t trust him at all.
    That’s why Lex Luthor isn’t bad, just misunderstood by the world at large.

  • Nicholas Gatewood

    Heh, releasing on my birthday… I’m a DC nut, but I’m just not into fighting games and I’m not a fan of all the pre-order stuff and pre-release DLC announcements. Gonna miss out on it, but I’ll watch the cutscenes online like I did with Mortal Kombat vs DC.

  • I like how he looks like Bruce Willis now :D

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