Do you think lex luthor is black in justice league cartoons?

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#1  Edited By Obtrusive

Justice league unlimited to be more specific. A friend and I have been debating this for a while, and since I don't have contact info for bruce tim you guys can settle this for me.

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#2  Edited By Gambit1024

No, I don't think he's black.

And people also think that Two-Face was black in Batman: TAS. He was Italian. They even wanted Al Paccino to do the voice, but he turned it down.

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#3  Edited By MrMiracle77

His design was inspired by Telly Savalas and his features are meant to be suggestively Greek.  You can hear Timm and others talk about it in the commentary tracks of the Superman cartoon.

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#4  Edited By Manchine

Black no.... Just well tanned. =)

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#5  Edited By the_stegman  Moderator

mixed maybe, no way he's white and THAT tan

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#6  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt
@MrMiracle77 said:
His design was inspired by Telly Savalas and his features are meant to be suggestively Greek.  You can hear Timm and others talk about it in the commentary tracks of the Superman cartoon.
This.  
 
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is Timm's favourite James Bond film for some unthinkable reason, and Telly Savalas' Blofeld was the inspiration for STAS' Lex Luthor's appearance. 
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#7  Edited By bewarethedarkness

No, he just uses tanning lamps to keep his office well lighted.

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#8  Edited By InnerVenom123

@bewarethedarkness said:

No, he just uses tanning lamps to keep his office well lighted.

These tanning lamps also have a "red sun" feature. ;)

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#9  Edited By Precise

You learn something everyday, I thought he was black as wel in the cartoon.

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#10  Edited By Obtrusive

I dont have a problem with characters like nick fury who cant make up their mind. But i dont think luthor has ever been potrayed as black before.

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i think hes just really really tan but not black

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Yeeeeeesss

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Lmao so it wasn't just me? As a child I assumed he was biracial because of his voice, skin tone, andbig ass full lips.

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No

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#15  Edited By ganon15

@knightrise: Seeee, I knew I wasn't the only one who thought that too. Apparently though, he's based on Telly Savalas, only more tan. *roles eyes*

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@ganon15: Yeah, I learned that above. I remember way back (14-15 years ago when I was a wee SquireRise) thinking something like "That's nice to see racial diversity in this modern version of Lex Luthor compared to the Super Friend's rendition". I was an advanced five year old.

*before I knew anything about comics

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He's the blackest white man I ever seen

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Facepalm at this whole post.

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i thought he was because that was a real dark tan.

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Luthor don't look like a camel.

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@bogey said:

Facepalm at this whole post.

never even crossed by mind until like 3 months ago when I was watching and my older brother asks why he's black, and im just like... okay......

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#27  Edited By ganon15

And if that doesn't convince you:

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"From one brotha to anotha"

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I thought he was lightskin black

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@ganon15 said:

And if that doesn't convince you:

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"From one brotha to anotha"

I knew it! His mom is white and that's his half brother, La'darell Luthor!

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Maybe he's biracial.

But I think he's just a tan white guy.

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@ganon15 said:

And if that doesn't convince you:

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"From one brotha to anotha"

I knew it! His mom is white and that's his half brother, La'darell Luthor!

LOL xD.

Maybe he's biracial.

But I think he's just a tan white guy.

*facepalm*

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@ganon15 said:

@knightrise said:

@ganon15 said:

And if that doesn't convince you:

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"From one brotha to anotha"

I knew it! His mom is white and that's his half brother, La'darell Luthor!

LOL xD.

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

Maybe he's biracial.

But I think he's just a tan white guy.

*facepalm*

Why are you facepalming? I'm just going along with the joke.

So *facepalm* to your comment.

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@ganon15: Still doesn't look like a camel.

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I don't think he's black

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#36  Edited By ganon15

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I don't think he's black

Well then that's the blackest looking caucasian I've ever seen then. LOL

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No.........he's tan.

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@ganon15: I mean that his skin color is not black, he's just a tan white guy.

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@ganon15: Ok. Let me put this in words you can comprehend. He (Lex Luthor) is a white guy (as in Caucasian) with slightly darker skin (tan). Not black (African American). An actual black guy from the show is shown in post 32 with a completely different skin tone. Do you understand now, or are you a troll?

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#45  Edited By ganon15

@rulerofthisuniverse said:

@ganon15: Ok. Let me put this in words you can comprehend. He (Lex Luthor) is a white guy (as in Caucasian) with slightly darker skin (tan). Not black (African American). An actual black guy from the show is shown in post 32 with a completely different skin tone. Do you understand now, or are you a troll?

We're talking about Superman TAS Luthor here, not comic book Luthor. And in DCAU the skin tones of African Americans varied too. And I'm not a troll, mate.

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@ganon15: When did I ever say anything about comic book Luthor?

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#47  Edited By modernww2fare

@ganon15 said:

And if that doesn't convince you:

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"From one brotha to anotha"

Standing next to that black guy, yeah, Luthor does look very black. But in general he usually looks like Billy Zane.

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#48  Edited By Dernman

Isn't this like the 100th (exaggeration) time this has been asked on CV.

Trivia from the Superman Animated wiki. Take it's value for whatever you want.

Due to Lex Luthor's pronounced lips and tanned skin, several fans mistakingly thought he was African-American. This is due to the Telly Savalas inspiration for his look - the reason for which is that producer Bruce Timm thought of Clancy Brown's take on Luthor as a "cultured thug", the same way he saw Savalas' Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Timm's favorite Bond film). Sometimes, the animated Luthor is portrayed as being distinctly darker than the people around him, and sometimes (like the shot in "A Little Piece of Home" where Luthor literally puts his face right into Superman's) his skin color is exactly the same as everybody else. Timm is rumored to quip that his Lex Luthor must "tan easily."

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He looked like one of the Globetrotters from Scooby Doo

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