Feat: Lex Luthor, ‘Action Comics Annual’ #11

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Lex Luthor in his Warsuit.

ALEXANDER LUTHOR
NEW EARTH

In ‘Action Comics Annual’ (2008) #11, titled “Last Son”, Lex Luthor states an intelligence feat. Superman has recruited the Superman Revenge Squad against General Zod and the Phantom Zone Criminals. During the meeting, Lex Luthor shows he invented radiation rifles. Sinisterly, the radiation rifles fire lasers that mimic green kryptonite radiation.

How much intelligence does it take for Lex Luthor to invent the radiation rifles?

In 'Action Comics Annual' (2008) #11, titled "Last Son", Lex Luthor states an intelligence feat. During the meeting, Lex Luthor shows he invented radiation rifles that mimic green kryptonite radiation.
In ‘Action Comics Annual’ (2008) #11, titled “Last Son”, Lex Luthor states an intelligence feat. During the meeting, Lex Luthor shows he invented radiation rifles that mimic green kryptonite radiation. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN THE ISSUE, LEX LUTHOR INVENTED THE RADIATION RIFLE. DANGEROUSLY, THEY CAN PIERCE KRYPTONIANS’ SKIN. IN FACT, THEY FIRE AN ARTIFICIAL GREEN KRYPTONITE LASER.

IMPORTANTLY, LUTHOR GENERATED 4.3344*1060 BYTES OF INTELLIGENCE. SIMILARLY, THE EQUIVALENT OF 3.612*1042 TIMES THE INTERNET’S STORAGE CAPACITY.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION

Intelligence: Adaptive Evolution 67%

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Lex Luthor invented radiation rifles that fire artificial green kryptonite lasers. They are capable of piercing a Kryptonian’s skin.

We will use Superman’s durability to estimate Lex Luthor’s intelligence.

SUPERMAN’S DURABILITY



In ‘Action Comics’ (2007) #847, Superman and Pa Kent visit the Kepler supernova in a Sunstone spaceship. Suddenly, Superman hears a distress signal. In fact, it is coming in the neighboring solar system about a Sun Eater. Flying off, Superman meets an alien spaceship with an entropy bomb to destroy the Sun Eater. Since the craft was damaged, Superman carried the entropy bomb into the Sun-Eater. Incredibly, Superman withstood red sun radiation and delivered the bomb. Moreover, the explosion was the size of 50 supernovas at light speed.

In 'Action Comics' (2007) #847, Superman weakened by red sun radiation, withstands the explosion of Sun Eater, the size of 50 supernovas.In ‘Action Comics’ (2007) #847, Superman is weakened by red sun radiation. In the issue, the Man of Steel withstands the explosion of Sun Eater equal to 50 supernovas. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Green kryptonite is a radioactive mineral from Superman’s homeworld. It is deadly to Kryptonians and interferes with their ability to absorb and process yellow sunlight. In ‘Action Comics’ (2004) #816, Gog has come to kill Superman. During the battle, Superman is impaled by Gog’s Kryptonite-laced Power Spear.

In 'Action Comics' (2004) #816, Superman is impaled by Gog's liquid Kryptonite-laced staff.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2004) #816, Superman is impaled by Gog’s liquid Kryptonite-laced Power Spear.

We will use these two feats to calculate Superman’s durability.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



In the first issue, Superman was weakened by red solar radiation. Nevertheless, the Man of Steel withstood the explosion of the Sun-Eater. As a matter of fact, it was equal to 50 supernovas. In “Feat: Superman, DCeased #6”, we estimated the energy released by a supernova is roughly 1.8*1047 Joules. Then, let’s estimate Superman’s durability.

Superman’s Durability = (1.26*1045 J)(50 supernovas) = 6.3*1046 J.

To calculate Luthor’s intelligence, let’s find the ratio of energy consumed.
Ratio = (6.3*1046 J)(24 hr * 8600 s)/(1 day * 1 hr * 7,500,000 J/day) = 1.73376*1045.

Finally, we find the bytes of information Luthor is able to process. Refer to “DC Day Explained: Brainiac’s AI Is The Digital Processing Of All The Information In The Galaxy”. Importantly, it contains information about the human brain’s storage capacity. Also, refer to the Intelligence Scale.

Bytes Of Information In Luthor’s Brain = (1.73376*1045)(2.5*1015 bytes)/(1 human) = 4.3344*1060 bytes.

INTELLIGENCE

Lex Luthor generated 4.3344*1060 bytes of intelligence in order to invent the radiation rifles. Lex Luthor had to generate an Adaptive Evolution Level of Intelligence since he is likely 3.612*1042 times more intelligent than the Internet.

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Calculations for Lex Luthor, ‘Action Comics Annual’ #11

Energy Of A Supernova = 1.26*10^45 J.

Superman’s Durability = (1.26*10^45 J)(50 supernovas) = 6.3*10^46 J.
Ratio = (6.3*10^46 J)(24 hr * 8600 s)/(1 day * 1 hr * 7,500,000 J/day) = 1.73376*10^45.
Bytes Of Information In Luthor’s Brain = (1.73376*10^45)(2.5*10^15 bytes)/(1 human) = 4.3344*10^60 bytes.
Ratio To The Internet = (4.3344*10^60 bytes)/(1200*10^15 bytes) = 3.612*10^42.

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SOURCES

Action Comics Annual Vol 1 11 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 847 in DC Database.
Green Kryptonite in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 816 in DC Database.

Feat: Fernus, ‘JLA’ #86

 

FERNUS
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, titled “Trial By Fire, Part 3”, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. the Justice League of America faces Fernus as he attempts to bring nuclear war on Earth. In the Fortress of Solitude, Fernus kills several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone.

How much energy projection does it take to kill several hundred White Martians in the Phantom Zone?

In 'JLA' (2003) #86, Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude.
In ‘JLA’ (2003) #86, Fernus performs an energy projection feat. Fernus kills several hundreds White Martians in the Phantom Zone in the Fortress of Solitude. Photo/DC Comics

FERNUS KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED WHITE MARTIANS IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE WITH THE BURNING.

FERNUS THE BURNING KILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED SUPERMAN-LEVEL WHITE MARTIANS EACH WITH THE POWER OF THE SUN GENERATING 3.846*10^26 J AT OPTIMUM ENERGY PROJECTION.

ENERGY PROJECTION SUPER FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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SOURCES

JLA Vol 1 86 in DC Database.