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"Alexander, friends are harder to come by than money."
—Lionel Luthor to Lex Luthor[src]

Lionel Luthor is a former scientist and the father of Lex Luthor and his sister.


Early Life[]

Luthor family.

Lionel worked all his life as a scientist and lived in the town of Smallville, Kansas with his son Lex and a daughter.

Meeting with Conner[]

After they escaped from Cadmus laboratories, Conner and Krypto traveled to Kansas and met Lionel Luthor, they found Lionel frail, aging, almost blind and alone in a farmhouse.

Conner and Lionel having a conversation.

Remembering how Lionel used to beat Lex, Conner confronted him about beating his son, Lionel explained that he beat Lex because he was a stubborn, arrogant boy and he had no moral compass. Cadmus soldiers suddenly infiltrated Lionel's house, One of the soldiers knocked down Lionel as he protested. Conner and Krypto fought the soldiers, During the fight, bullets were fired at Lionel, but Conner stepped in front of bullets and saved Lionel.[1]


Season 2[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the DC comics, Lex Luthor's father is named Jules Luthor. The character was first given the name "Lionel" on the CW series Smallville. Due to the popularity of this portrayal of the character, he was given the name "Lionel" in the comics, too.