# Even street orphans speak in riddles nowadays

How do you do, my name's Gavroche,
whispering words of wisdom, see?
Bucharest coins are nothing posh,
neither is neighbouring currency.
This is the man that wrote the song "Charmaine",
this is a man who fights (???).
In Spanish courts this word is often named.
What's in the blank space, can you tell?

Looking for the name of a fictional character.

This is a man who fights ...

... Kal-El.

Each line in the verse describes a word that begins with Le– and ends in one of the letters from s to y, so the word at the blank must be Lex. Lex Luthor is a supervillain who fights Superman. Superman was born on Krypton as Kal-El, and that rhymes with "tell". I've got all tags covered, I hope. :)

How do you do, my name's Gavroche,

Gavroche is the titular street orphan in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.

whispering words of wisdom, see?

Bucharest coins are nothing posh,

The currency of Romania is the Romanian Leu.

neither is neighbouring currency.

The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev.

This is the man that wrote the song "Charmaine",

Lew Pollack and Ernö Rapée wrote that song in 1926.

this is a man who fights (???).

Lex Luthor is a supervillain and Superman's enemy.

In Spanish courts this word is often named.

Ley is Spanish for law.

• +1 from Krypton! Though my Krypton means hidden though ;) – Omega Krypton Dec 31 '18 at 10:10