Doctor Doom and Lex Luthor both want to be the power behind the throne, the power on the throne, and the throne itself. They each itch to receive the unreserved devotion of all of humanity, a.k.a. the lackeys they deserve.
Put 'em both on one earth, though, and you have the makings of quite a power struggle.
We’re not talking toe-to-toe battle, of course, unless such a throwdown is necessary to their plans. No, I want to know which one could conquer an earth that was home to both of them.
Assume for purposes of discussion that whatever superheroes are around will be factored into their plans – “Superman won’t let either of them win” isn’t a valid resolution to my scenario.
Who wins? Who rules the earth?
My money’s on Doom. I suspect his sorcery skills give him a necessary edge against Luthor – and for that matter, Doom may just be smarter. You?