You've taken my family from me... You've taken my world from me... Until now, I always thought I hated you as much as any one human being could hate another! But I was wrong... Until today, I didn't even know the meaning of the word! I'm coming for you, Superman... And I have only just begun to hate!
The Gold! Bah! You fool! The Gold was to be a symbol of my conquest of Superman -- but now it's not that anymore! Now the Gold can only remind me of my defeat! I'm going to give the Gold back!
You made me live again, so I'd be a gangland laughing stock! -- Before, I was respected! Now the other criminals will laugh at me behind my back because I was saved by you! -- DRAT! The bullets only bounce off!
I wanted the pleasure of doing it myself. No one else will destroy Superman but me... Me... ME!
Relax! That rat doesn't know it, but he's on borrowed time... tottering on the brink of a mental collapse! And I'm the guy who's going to push him over.
Attention everyone! I Luthor, have now become super! Just as I am destroying this statue, I will soon destroy Superman himself.
But if you think — after all these years of suffering humiliating defeats at your hands — I'm going to put you out of your misery this mercifully — you're just a dumb, dumb kid! You've only just begun to suffer...
...I refused to believe you were real! I checked you out every way imaginable... I hired a detective to go through every facet of your background... But you passed every test! I've proven beyond any doubt-- You are exactly what you appear to be, Angela Blake-- The woman I was born to love! I've become a new man, Angela... All because of you!
I am about to embark on a good-deed crusade... The likes of which the world has never seen before! However, I prefer not to be regarded as a challenger or competitor of Superman in the "do-gooder" category... But rather as an ally who will be working alongside the Man of Steel, with the same devotion to the same cause-- Truth and justice for all!
When I learned Savage's plan, I made an alteration in his final time-bomb! When it explodes... When it changes the course of history forever-- Not only will it destroy Savage, Olsen, and Superman-- But Luthor shall become Emperor of the Earth!
Until now, I always thought I hated you as much as any one being could hate another! But I was wrong... until today, I didn't even know the meaning of the word! I'm coming for you, Superman... and I have only just begun to hate!
Hoo-boy! What goes on? Is this for real? So Smallville finally wised up to that holier-than-thou hero! At last, everyone realizes he's just a Heel of Steel! This is the happiest day of my life! Duhhhh!... They've got to be kidding!... What kind of a wacky gag is this? No! It can't be true! Fate wouldn't be that cruel to me!
Shall I be dramatic and say "You haven't heard the last of me," Superboy?
There is a great menace threatening the lives of every human being on this planet right now -- a menace far greater than you or I have ever dreamt of!
You know I've always hated you, Superman, but that guy's a real pain!
This time I'm going to get rid of my nemesis once and for all... I'm going to destroy Superman.
She loves me... the people here idolize me... because I've done things for them! Now, if I can use the ancient science of this world to give me artificial superpowers, I can keep Superman from spoiling my paradise here.
This device would pick up the faintest trace of a heartbeat — but there is none! That clinches it — I've killed Superman! Now we can open the time-lock on his vault!
Blow it, sap! Everyone who's ever claimed to be my friend has deserted me-- You... The Kents... My parents... Teachers... So don't give me any baloney about being on my side, hero! Put me in a detention home, where my only friend is myself! I'll follow you until your filthy carcass mingles with the dirt! Put me away now, but I'll be back... I'll be back!
But the real question here is not could I grant your request and save the lives of the Misses Lane and Lang -- but would I? It should not surprise you, old foe... that in the realm of polite conversation, my answer would be unrepeatable to say the least! In one word, Superman, a richly satisfying, heartfelt... No! No!
And apparently Superman and Lois Lane have lost each other these days -- as romantic lovers at any rate... I suppose I could marshal my awesome brilliance and vast resources on getting the two of them back together...
You are my helpless prisoner-- --trapped inside the most advanced example of anti-Superman high-technology ever conceived! You shall be my captive for as long as I deign to be your captor! For once Superman-- --I've got you exactly where I want you!
This is all your fault, you grinning clown!
From what I've been able to piece together, the people of this strange race have fashioned an entire religion around my arch-enemy! What a huge joke! Superman may be a lot closer to perfection than most, but one thing that alien isn't is a god! He's just as mortal as Earthmen! I've brought him close to death enough times to know!
How ironical! Superboy himself built this lab for me and stocked it with the scientific equipment I've used to make the instrument of his downfall! Ha! Not only did he build it once-- He rebuilt it after the accidental fire which destroyed the lab and cost me my hair! While blowing out the flames, he fanned some chemical fumes from my secret experiment which caused my hair to fall out! Superboy claimed afterward that what happened was an accident... But I knew better! His motives for what he did were fear and jealousy! He knew, despite his super-powers, my awesome genius made me the superior being!
How long does it take, fool, for one to see the dreams of a lifetime go up in fire and smoke? A few seconds was quite long enough to make the Man of Steel strive mightily for the next sixty minutes to prevent that horrific future! Long enough for him to suffer-- And long enough, I am certain-- For him to fail!
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