'I believe in a thing called love": Back when 'Supergirl's' Lex Luthor got caught in a romantic twist

    Lex Luthor's unexpected romantic endeavor and the tale of two powerful totems mark a memorable chapter in Supergirl's saga, with love in the air and alliances tested.

    <p>Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor in 'Supergirl' (Source: SuperHeroHype)</p>

    Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor in 'Supergirl' (Source: SuperHeroHype)

    Lex Luthor, the unlikely Romeo of 'Supergirl'

    Looking back to late 2021, the Supergirl episode titled "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" marked an unconventional twist. Lex Luthor, the quintessential villain, seemed to have been smitten by Cupid's arrow as he made an earnest effort to charm Nyxly. This strange yet entertaining spectacle saw Luthor straying far from his archetype, as reported by TVLine.

    The love game of Lex Luthor

    "I believe in a thing called love," Lex had declared, showing his softer side for perhaps the first time in the series. After falling in love with Nyxly in the future, Luthor returned to the present to warn her of her fate and offered to change it. His romantic pursuit, however, was met with rejection, leading to an intriguing back-and-forth.

    Nyxly and Lex (Source: TV Fanatic)

    The power of the totems

    While Lex navigated the battlefield of love, the Super Friends were engaged in their struggle against Nyxly. Their ingenious plan involved a decoy totem, created with Lena's magic. Even as Lex swooped in to save Nyxly, she remained unmoved, reminding him that their alliance was "strictly business."

    Meanwhile, Lena's personal demons resurfaced as she feared losing control of her powers, much like her mother. Supergirl, however, urged her to harness the power of good to control her magic.

    Supergirl (Source: Variety)

    Proposal, totems, and a future journey

    The episode was brimming with more than just villainous escapades. As Alex planned her proposal to Kelly, they stumbled upon the love totem, leading to another confrontation with Nyxly. Despite Lex's unexpected interference, the Super Friends had the upper hand until Lex confessed his feelings for Nyxly. Although this didn't spark any romantic flames, Nyxly was intrigued enough to form an alliance, saying, "I don't see why we can't be friends."

    While the joyous proposal of Alex and Kelly painted smiles all around, Brainy was left to ponder Lex's peculiar behavior. And with the destruction of the hope and love totems, Nyxly's plan seemed derailed until Lex revealed their ability to reincarnate.

    The episode "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" left a lasting imprint on Supergirl's tale, with Lex Luthor's romantic saga, the power of the totems, and Alex's successful proposal.

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