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Lionel Luthor (1944—2008) was the founder of LuthorCorp, the father of Lex Luthor and Tess Mercer, the emissary of Jor-El, and was a member of Veritas.

On the TV SeriesEdit

In the ComicsEdit

Guardian: Part 3

Detective: Part 1

Detective: Part 4

His portrait was shown as Lex Luthor talks to his sister.



  • Lionel Luthor first appeared in the pilot episode of the TV series. He was the first character to be seen on screen and he also speaks the first line of the series.
  • Lionel was portrayed by the actor John Glover. He was a recurring character during season one and was a main character from season two til season seven.