- "The world has been so caught up with what Superman can do, that no one has asked what he should do."
- —Senator Finch on the issue of Superman
Biography[edit | edit source]
Emergence of Superman[edit | edit source]
Elkins presented a simulation of Superman attacking Metropolis only to provoke a reaction from Senator Sterns, who reminded everyone that Superman successfully combated a forest wildfire in his home state.
When the others got into a heated debate, Finch intervened and proposed they learn more about Superman before a decision is made. The majority of those present agreed with Finch and took their leave as Finch privately asked Elkins for everything he had on Superman.
Nairomi Incident[edit | edit source]
In Capitol, Finch is holding a hearing on the Nairomi incident, where Kahini Ziri is testifying against Superman, blaming him for the deaths caused by Knyazev's men.
Meeting Lex Luthor[edit | edit source]
Finch and Barrows arrive at LexCorp Headquarters where they meet Lex Luthor who is playing basketball in the lobby with some of his staff. He takes them to the labs and shows them a small piece of kryptonite, found at the site of Black Zero. He and Dr. Emmett Vale reveal that Kryptonite is capable of destroying Kryptonian cells and that Lex wants an import license to bring a large chunk of it into the country from the World Engine in the Pacific Ocean. Finch is skeptical and leaves with his help, while Barrows makes a deal with Lex, who in return wants access to the crashed scout ship and possession of General Zod's body for experimentation.
Finch arrives at Lex's house sometime later, where he begins to tell her stories about his father. She tries to keep it brief and denies him the important license to bring the Kryptonite to the US.
After Superman attended testimony on Capitol Hill after some have done so and as the trial begins, Finch finds a note in her drink from Lex, a throwback to an earlier comment she made to him at home about Granny's Peach Tee. After reading it, the bomb in charge of Wallace Keefe exploded, killing Finch, Keefe and many others present except Superman.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Finch was shown to be a fair and reasonable woman, seeing that Superman had genuinely good intentions, and therefore refrained from making an ultimate decision of how to approach the existence of the alien superhero from a subjective viewpoint.
However, she also knew how dangerous Superman's powers were, and held him responsible for the damage done by the Kryptonians during the Black Zero Event, and also for the Nairomi Incident. Nonetheless, she was still willing to be diplomatic about the matter, as evidenced by her publicly urging Superman to present himself to offer his version of events.