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Eve Teschmacher
Eve
Debut Superman: The Movie
Created by Mario Puzio
Portrayed by Valerie Perrine
Statistics
AKA Ms. Teschmacher
Classification Human
Affiliation Lex Luthor
Abilities None
Eve Teschmacher was a character in Superman: The Movie, and Superman II. She is Lex Luthor's assistant and perhaps girlfriend.

Superman: The Movie

Teschmacher

Ms. Teschmacher acts as a supporter to both Luthor and Superman. She is apparently Luthor's girlfriend, but they do not seem to have a close relationship. When Superman is nearly killed after being given a pendant of green Kryptonite and left to drown, Luthor boasts of his plan to destroy California with the US Navy nuclear warhead Miss Teschmacher reprogrammed. Due to Otis' mistake in reprogramming the US Army nuclear warhead, it will hit New Jersey instead of California. Miss Teschmacher expresses concern that her mother lives in New Jersey, to which Luthor callously remarks "Not for much longer" and leaves. Superman appeals to Miss Teschmacher's fear, saying he could save her mother if she would remove the Kryptonite from him. She does so on the basis that Superman stop the Army missile first, to which Superman reluctantly agrees being concerned that more people would be killed in California then in New Jersey. Miss Teschmacher kisses Superman after she saves him from drowning, but it is not known if that was due to feelings for Superman or she considered him sweet to save her family. Interestingly, she is also the only woman to kiss Superman, despite the film clearly showing a romance between Superman and Lois Lane. (Superman: The Movie).

Superman II

Miss Teschmacher returns in the sequel, albeit with a smaller role. She helps Lex to escape prison by flying a balloon over the prison with a rope ladder. Lex climbs out, and together they go to the arctic where they enter Superman's Fortress of Solitude. There, they learn about the three Kryptonian villains led by General Zod in the Phantom Zone. Another interesting facet was although she did not seem to care much for Otis, she scolds Luthor for not helping him during their escape and leaving him to be caught by the prison guards. (Superman II)

Superman: Red Son

Eve Teschmacher was Luthor's secretary, and it was she who admitted people to see him. ("Superman: Red Son")

She appears off-panel in the comic, constituting a brief cameo.

Smallville

Tess Mercer

Tess Mercer may be a version of Ms. Teschmacher, due to the similar name and her her status as Luthor's second in command. Her character may be merged with that of Mercy Graves.

In season 8, Tess Mercer has taken over Lex's job and place in the mansion. She is also the new editor of the Daily Planet.

However, her full name was revealed to be Lutessa Lena Luthor, making her Lex Luthor's sister, Lena Luthor.

Superman Family Adventures

Teschmacher SFA

Eve Teschmacher is once again working with Lex Luthor and Otis, when they catch a strange purple meteor that later turns Otis into the Parasite. (Superman Family Adventures)

She seems to have much the same role for Lex as she did in Superman: The Movie continuity.

Trivia

In professional wrestling, the female wrestling characters "Eve Torres" and "Miss Tessmacher", formerly WWE Diva's Champion and TNA Knockouts Champion respectively, both served in "sexy secretary" roles under evil men (John Laurinaitas and Eric Bischoff) in the year leading up to their becoming champions.

Torres also went on to try and seduce John Cena, who is such an all-powerful babyface he is regularly referred to as the "Superman" of the WWE.

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