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Thomas Kord was the third generation CEO of Kord Industries when Lex Luthor inquired about buying the company. After Kord admitted to not wanting to sell, Luthor threatened to throw him out the helicopter they were in and further harm to his family. However, these business dealings were interrupted by the helicopter crashing into the LexCorp building after an worldwide EMP constructed by Grid.
Holding onto to the side of the crashed helicopter for dear life, dangling several stories above the ground, Thomas eventually plummeted to his death when Ultraman arrived to steal Luthor's Kryptonite. 
- Thomas Kord was created by Len Wein and Paris Cullins, first appearing in Blue Beetle (Volume 6) #5. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Thomas Kord first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Forever Evil #1 by Geoff Johns and David Finch.
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