However you say it, that's what Superman and Lex are. Just a normal guy, Lex is, and yet Superman, for all his Kryptonian brewhaha, can't take him down once and for all. I mean, really, the man recovered from terminal cancer! Well, the body he was in didn't technically recover, so much as he had a new one cloned for his brain, but you get what I mean. Lex is one bad mutha. Which explains why Supes looks so crabby and, actually, quite uncharacteristically villainous here.