I always think it’s weird when super villains need money. Money is such a terrestrial object, such a human need that I always think that’s something that should be of little concern to a murderer or a thief.
In the DCAU movie, “Batman/Superman: The World’s Finest,” Joker makes a deal with Lex to kill Superman for 1 billion dollars. In, “Justice League: Doom,” the House of Cards gang steal diamonds from safe deposit boxes in a bank. For those of us who aren’t raving lunatics, money is a mean, it’s a way to legally get what we want. For people not bound by legality or a moral code, getting what they want merely requires they take it from whoever has it.
People like Lex Luthor need money to maintain a façade, a show of sanity and power. Maybe you’ll need to pay some henchmen, but most likely, they’ll be thieves, too. So, is there really a point to it?