Master of Manipulation: Who is Wonder Woman 1984’s Maxwell Lord?

Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those insufferable business profile articles that you find in your doctor’s waiting room.

Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah are Unleashed in Wonder Woman 1984

When we’re reintroduced to Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984, all of the friends she made in her WWI-set first outing have passed on, leaving the ageles

Maxwell Lord

Though he may appear to be little more than a greasy businessman, the manipulative Maxwell Lord has been the ringmaster of the Justice League, the world’s greatest spymaster, and an apocalyptic threat to metahumankind.

Like many of the most successful and influential people in the DC Universe, Maxwell Lord IV was born into money. His father was the CEO of a highly profitable but morally suspect pharmaceutical company, and when he killed himself upon discovering that they were releasing carcinogenic products, his surviving son resolved to put the family coffers to better use.

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