Her vital signs are slipping. Breathing is shallow, pulse must be slowing. She's alive, but barely. If she doesn't get out of this device soon... she's going to die in it.
'Similar'?! You've been mocking me, right in front of my face, all these years, and you say--?! I now have the power to save him, do you realize that? I could go further back in time! But I'm not going to. I was happy to be rid of what I had for a father! But you... you got them! You're not human! You don't deserve to be Clark Kent! I'll punish you with every ounce of pain and humiliation and regret from an entire human lifetime. Don't you understand?! I'll never stop! What will it take to break you?! Why won't you break?!
So today, thanks to the audacious and uncompromising architectural vision of Miles Van Vliet... and the wisdom of planetary harmonics carried to us from the orient by Feng Shui master six true words... I, Lex Luthor do hereby give notice that I will build a monument befitting the indomitable human spirit... To serve as a lasting testament to the inherit greatness of mortal men and women. It will be a modern wonder to rival the pyramids... And it will stand here, in the very heart of the most magnificent city the world has ever known...
Death by Kryptonite. I'll do it with irony. Then I will save the world from all its ailments. And humanity will embrace its true altruistic inspiration. Lex Luthor.
I'm the President of the United States, Superman. Of course "I knew."
This is war. And you should consider yorself drafted, Superman.
I'm not the one behind Ruin. In fact, I came here to do a little research on the person who is. See what they know at the Daily Planet. I used to know a reporter who could do that sort of research, but he was demoted. I wonder who made that happen?
The No Man's Land is an embarrassment, a betrayal of the fundamental precepts of this country! To deny citizenship, existence, even, to our own people is criminal. LexCorp says enough is enough! We have committed ourselves to rebuilding Gotham City! Starting today...starting now.
This isn't the end, Superman. I'll build another building. Do you hear me? On this very site. A building that everyone will know is mine. Whether on the ground or looking down from the air... they'll know that building... and the city it's in... belongs to Lex Luthor!
Does it bother you... bother you at all, really... that Batman likes Catwoman better? HAHAHAHAHAHA He'll never love you, sweetheart! You can keep screwing with his city, but he's never gonna take you to the prom!
Tsk, tsk, I sincerely hope it wasn't him.
I'm never going to fit in here, am I?
I'm the only sane inmate of Asylum Earth. I'm not eager to hand tomorrow over to an interplanetary extremist with laser eyes. There's only room on this world for one leader, Superman. When I'm finished with you, every last gibbon out there will know you for the menace you are... and they'll realize that Lex Luthor is their savior.
I wonder what my young friend Clark would think of me now... Flying a stolen Lear Jet across the Alaskan Tundra... so I could Kill the one man on earth that I hated more than the Alien... or so that he could kill me.
You've made a mistake, Superman. A big mistake. A potentially fatal mistake. I run this town, Superman. Metropolis belongs to me. The people are mine, to nurture, or destroy, as I see fit. And they've forgotten that. They've looked at you, with your costume, and your flashy super-human powers... and they've forgotten who their master is. Who is number one! And I intend to remind them, Superman. I'm going to show them you're nothing, Superman. A card-board cut-out. One day, very soon now, you're going to die, Superman. You're going to be destroyed and you'll know who's doing it. Everyone in Metropolis will know. But no one will ever be able to prove it. I'll not be arrested, Superman. Not ever again. Remember, Superman. You're a dead man. It's just a question of how soon!
I'm a respectable businessman -- I don't make deals with criminal madmen... but the way I see it, after tonight -- you owe me! Oh, and Joker -- I always collect my debts.
I don't want a repeat of this! I'll be damned if I'm going to be indebted to Superman!
Unfortunate... now I'll have to have that offensive young man put out of commission.
I've built this empire by being good judge of my enemies' motivations -- greed, jealousy, lust for power... I refuse to accept that those emotions do not exist in you... beneath that goody-two-shoes exterior.
No, I'll never be arrested again. After all, you can't arrest a dead man... and that's what I am... a dead man... just like you will be... soon! I'll see you again, very soon... on the other side!
I will use my father's legacy to banish the darkness that threatens Metropolis! I promise you... together, we will weather this crisis!
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