Maxwell Lord IV is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Justice League #1 and was created by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. He made his cinematic debut in the 2020 DC Extended Universe film Wonder Woman 1984 as a charismatic businessman and entrepreneur.
About Maxwell Lord in brief
Maxwell Lord IV is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Justice League #1 and was created by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. Lord was influential in the formation of the Justice League International in the DC Universe. He made his cinematic debut in the 2020 DC Extended Universe film Wonder Woman 1984 as a charismatic businessman and entrepreneur, portrayed by Pedro Pascal. Maxwell Lord appeared in an episode of Smallville played by Gil Bellows. He was also in the first season of the television series Supergirl played by Peter Facinelli. In this version he is the founder of Lord Technologies and distrusts many government agencies and superheroes. Despite being a metahuman himself, Lord never feels like one; instead, his omnipresent mother pressures him to act for the benefit of non-powered individuals. He is portrayed as an amoral businessman, but not a real villain. Lord is shown struggling with his conscience and developing heroic qualities, though he would remain a con-artist. He also takes control of the secret organization known as the Arcana. He later appeared in a six-issue miniseries called “Heroes Can’t Believe I’m Here” in 2003 and its sequel, “Super Buddies Not the Buddies” In 2005, he appeared as the villainous cyborg known as ‘Heroes can’t believe I’m here’ in the mini-series Fire Buddies.
He has also appeared in the TV series “Supergirl” and in the film “Superman: The Animated Series” He is the son of Maxwell Lord III, a successful businessman and head of the Chimtech Consortium. When Maxwell IV was 16, he came home to find his father dead in an apparent suicide. His father had discovered that his company had produced a highly carcinogenic product, and could not bear to live with the guilt and shame caused by the realization. Lord’s mother was convinced by her husband to employ a similar practice, cajoling heroic metahumans to help Lord. After he is shot and placed in a coma at the start of the 15-part JLAmericaJLEurope crossover Breakdowns, Dreamslayer takes over Lord’s body and supercharges Lord’s power, allowing him to control thousands of minds at once. When Lord is freed, his power is burnt out. Later, Lord is diagnosed with a brain tumor and seemingly dies. However, Kilg%re downloads his consciousness into a duplicate of one of the robots, Lord Havok. He spends some time testing the League for unknown reasons. In later stories, he also takes on the role of the former Justice League member Captain L-Ron, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Gold and Fire Atom, Captain Booster, Booster and Fire Buddie as the superhero known as “The L-Buddies Not The Buddies”. He later appears as the character known as “Heroes Couldn’t Believe I’m Here’s Heroes.”