How much would it cost to build the Death Star?
Just nice to know, so that my little investment portfolio will have to shoot up just that much. Wouldn't want to stop the project midway - no wonder it took the Empire almost eighteen years to build the first one. I'd be dead before I start building this baby. Investment, anyone? A sure-fire way to dominate the galaxy, only X-wing fighters with Force-enabled pilots as risk.
It's so easy painting rich guys as the bad guys. It really costs money to be the villain, especially if you're not an altered human, a mutant, or an alien. Where would Lex Luthor get the wherewithal to battle Superman without cash?
Now imagine what power bill Dexter's parents are running with his secret lab in the basement...