- "Although Lex Luthor is your ultimate opponent, you will triumph over him." - Doctor Fate, Absolute Justice, Part 2
Sometime later, Lex was hallucinated in Oliver's reflection. More time later, Lex was mentioned by Doctor Fate as Clark's ultimate opponent in the future, but assured him that he would one day finally triumph over Lex. Clark questioned this, believing Lex had been killed to which Doctor Fate did not respond.