'''''The Last Son''''' by The Writer With No Name began as a Crossover Fic of {{Superman}}[[note]]Composite of various sources, including ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and the DCAnimatedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. It quickly expanded to include various [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] characters like Comicbook/TheAvengers and later expanded again to include various [[TheDCU DC]] characters like the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]. Characters that possess multiple continuities are given AdaptationDistillation while others have their backstories altered to integrate the two universes together.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3228742/1/The Part 1]] is the story of Superman beginning a new life at the Xavier Institute while covertly preventing disasters. Most of the story is Superman's effects on the X-Men and the plot loosely follows ''X-Men: Evolution''. The BigBad of this part is Magneto and he attempts to force Superman to lead the mutants to victory over normal humans.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3310696/1/The_Last_Son_Book_Two_Reckonings Part 2]] expands the character roster considerably and sets up the formation of the JusticeLeague. It also introduces Superman's LoveInterest ('''NOT''' Lois Lane). The plot diverges considerably from ''X-Men: Evolution'' at the climax of this part. The primary villain here is Doctor Doom but other villains have an impact as well.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4009890/1/The_Last_Son_Book_Three_Changes Part 3]] begins with the world adjusting to the existence of mutants, Superman, and his independent JusticeLeague. Even more characters are brought in here and various factions attempt to bring down Superman. At this point the plot only vaguely resembles ''X-Men: Evolution'', with the basic events still happening but going OffTheRails in creative ways. Three-quarters through this part the story begins the invasion arc where Shi'ar, Kree, and Skrulls invade Earth simultaneously in a race to seize the Kryptonian technology Superman possesses.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, this fic is MASSIVE. It contains over 1,506,103 words and the author has recently begun [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8462837/1/The-Last-Son-Book-Four-Destinies part]] ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8462837/1/The-Last-Son-Book-Four-Destinies 4]]''. The long read is worth it for the various [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]]. Now it has a [[http://thelastson.wikia.com/wiki/The_Last_Son_Wiki wiki]]

!!This series provides examples of:
* [[ABoyandHisX A Boy and His X]]: Krypto in his debut in book 2's title dropped chapter "A Boy and his Dog".
* AbsoluteXenophobe: Graydon Creed of the Friends of Humanity added aliens and other non-humans to his anti-mutant agenda after learning to his outrage of Superman's Kryptonian origins.
** [[spoiler: General Zod]] becomes this along as a WellIntentionedExtremist after losing his love interest, [[spoiler: Ursa]], from Krypton's war with the Shi'ar, and blaming her death on all alien races; in which he generally viewed any non-Kryptonians as "primitives".
--> '''General "Thunderbolt" Ross''': "Primitives"? Is that what you think of us?
--> '''[[spoiler: General Zod]]''': Your country holds itself up as the example for the rest of your species when it cannot even govern itself; it covets what does not belong to it, and chases shadows of threats with utterly reckless paranoia. I do not ''think'' you are primitive, Ross; I ''know'' it.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The Sword of El is a CoolSword from Krypton's ancient past, and is sharp enough to cut a yellow-sun powered ''Kryptonian''.
* AbusiveParents: A couple cases:
** Graydon Creed didn't have a very happy childhood while being raised by Sabretooth that grew his hatred of mutants.
** Doctor Doom was routinely beaten by his father when he was a child as to toughen him out and understand his family heritage.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Principle Edward Kelly, who, unlike his outright anti-mutant depiction in ''X-Men: Evolution'', was very divided on his view on mutants, but eventually adopted a more tolerable stance that is basically influenced from being previously saved several times by Superman. However, his brother Robert "Bob" Kelly filled his role.
** There's also Lex Luthor of all people, he serves as an analogue to the Justice League of America's mascot/collective sidekick Snapper Carr. [[spoiler: Sadly, that may be coming to an end.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Superman calls Spider-Man "Little Red", while Spider-Man calls Superman "Big Blue". Additionally, Logan has one for just about every member of the Xavier institute.
* AGodAmI: Doctor Doom, [[spoiler: Darkseid]], Apocalypse, Selene, and [[spoiler: General Zod]] fancy themselves as gods.
* AGodIAmNot: Superman makes it clear from day one that he does ''not'' want to be deified or worshiped.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: As a countermeasure to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier, Doctor Doom constructed his own air-''fleet'' led by its flagship that is [[MoreDakka heavily armed]] and decked with UAV attack drones.
* AlienInvasion: The invasion arc in Book Three.
* AlienNonInterferenceClause: The Kryptonian version of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Prime Directive]] known as the Law of Riona Prime. This is based from an incident in which Krypton had helped an alien race that had suffered a meteor impact by providing them Kryptonian technology, but only within a week later for the race to destroy themselves due to the different factions fighting over the technology. Superman firmly followed this rule from having Kryptonian technology from the Fortress of Solitude falling into the hands of Earth's people; however, this became a complicating plot point whenever Superman uses Kryptonian technology, especially weapons, on Earth and raising concerns from Earth's governments. (See TheWorldIsNotReady).
* AlphaBitch: Siryn, when she is first enrolled to Bayville High. Later Alison Blaire's rival Adrienne Cole.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Murderworld in "The Last Laugh".
* AncientAstronauts:
** The Kree visited Earth over a thousand years ago and were responsible for creating the Inhumans and the intelligent gorillas of Gorilla City.
** The Kryptonian explorer Kon-Lir was stranded on Earth in the 16th century after forcing the Skrulls and Kree to vacate the planet. He is responsible for making an enemy out of Selene, whom she harbored a great hatred of the Kryptonian race, and made a first contact mishap with the Atlanteans which they greatly feared and referred the Kryptonians as the "Travelers". Lastly, believing that he doesn't have a chance of returning to Krypton, he decided to settle down and subsequently married a human woman, and inadvertently becoming the ancestor of [[spoiler: Alison Blaire]].
* AnticlimaxBoss: After the [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Gibborim]] were summoned to Earth in the "Lost and Find" storyline, seconds later they are held at gunpoint by Phantom Zone-based weapons (that had previously nearly wiped them out in the past during their war against Krypton) and Superman gives them the choice of returning to where they came from or fighting a no-win scenario. They immediately chose the former without hesitation.
* AProtagonistShallLeadThem: Superman (see TheProphecy).
* AscendedFanboy: Clark Kent was a huge fan of Captain America that inspired him into becoming Superman.
* AvengersAssemble: Superman summons the Avengers (who also brought along the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman) for their help against the Friends of Humanity.
* BadassNormal: Batman, who takes on the Juggernaut, the Executioner, a Sentinel, the Rhino, '''and''' the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Kingpin]], and even manages to stall [[spoiler: General Zod]] in hand-to-hand combat. Also the Punisher, who manages to escape from Superman (with a gambit that involves grenades, a rocket launcher, and a runaway van) and almost kills the Joker, as well as killing several unnamed inmates of Arkham Asylum.
* BallsOfSteel: Spider-Man, after without any success against Ozymandias (whose entire body is made of stone), tries a GroinAttack and was shock to "hear the loud click-sound of two pool-balls knocking together."
* BattleCry: Has a few:
** Namor: '''''"Imperious REX!"'''''
** The Thing: "It's CLOBBERIN' TIME!"
** Doctor Doom: "And in Latveria…Doom's will is '''LAW!'''"
* BedmateReveal: In "Tidings of Comfort and Joy", where the start of Green Lantern and Hawkgirl's romance began.
* BerserkButton:
** Graydon Creed adamantly refuse to calling nor hearing Superman by his name.
** [[spoiler:General Zod]] DOESN'T like to be insulted as a "Ur-Thrall", an insult based on Jax-Ur's name and those that sided him is contemptuously synonymous with any Kryptonian acting in an uncivilized, barbarous, or warmongering fashion.
** Deadpool is a ''major'' Deathstroke {{Fanboy}}, and does not react well when others diss his idol.
* BetaCouple: Scott and Jean, naturally.
** And Kitty and Lance as Gamma, Remy and Rogue are Delta..., by Book Four, the author has worked his way about halfway through the Greek Alphabet.
* BigApplesauce: The final battle against [[spoiler:General Zod]] ends at New York's Madison Square Garden.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Magneto and Doctor Doom in Book Two. And also:
** Mesmero and Baron Mordo
** Green Goblin and [[spoiler: Metallo]]
** Joker and [[spoiler: Arcade]]
** Erik Killmonger and Gorilla Grodd
** Mr. Mxyzptlk and Loki
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:General Zod]] in Book Three.
** Apocalypse[[spoiler:, Red Skull and Darkseid]] in Book Four.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Emma Frost passingly stated that her family has a history of psychopathy.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Embeth Blair]].
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Starfire ''may'' be this. Mimic and Berzerker sure think so after learning that when she was deciding who to kiss to learn English, she seriously considered Wonder Woman and Batgirl. She doesn't seem to get what they're suggesting though]].
* BlackSheep: Principle Kelly considered his estranged brother Robert to be one.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Subverted. Galactus remains unimpeded from his attempts to devouring an alien planet, but Superman managed to ''feed'' him from a device that he created at the nick of time and satisfying his hunger. This allows Galactus to spare the planet and moving on to the next.
** Played straight when local JerkJock and [[TheBully bully]] Duncan Matthews tries to punch Superman...and breaks his hand in the process. Becomes something of a BrickJoke when he and his father whine about it [[NeverMyFault as if it was Superman's fault]] at every opportunity, while the people around them just laugh and rightly put the blame on Duncan for his arrogance and stupidity.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: How they finish General Zod, by cutting him off from yellow sunlight.]]
* BullyingADragon: The Friends of Humanity, as usual, constantly antagonize Superman, the Justice League, ans the X-Men, thinking they can defeat the heroes, when in truth, their chances of success are less than zero, and they really should be thanking their lucky stars that Superman and his allies are not as vicious as they want everyone to think.
* TheCape: Superman (obviously). Hulk also referred to Superman as "Cape Man".
* CatFight: Dazzler vs. Siryn in Book Two. By Book Three, [[spoiler:Power Girl]] vs. Skrull Empress Veranke. And in Book Four, [[spoiler:Power Girl]] vs. Maxima.
* ChainedHeat: Superman and Lobo along with Cyclops and Black Bolt are cuffed together in the "Worlds of War" storyline.
* ChekhovsSkill: In the "Deep Trouble" storyline, Leviathan's appearance was easily [[MistakenIdentity mistaken]] at first by Namor for a Lemurian (an enemy race of the Atlanteans) that he almost received a fist full to the face. Later, Leviathan used his appearance to infiltrate a Lemurian city.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Allison has had a crush on Clark since they were children.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Christmas with the X-Men", "Angels", and "Tidings of Comfort and Joy".
* ClarkKenting: Present and accounted for, improved with a holowatch.
* CloningBlues: Bizzaro had believed himself to be the real Superman and doesn't take his revelation too well, but eventually accepts to being who he is and [[MustMakeAmends tries to become a real hero]].
-->'''Bizzaro''': [[TomatoInTheMirror Me no am Superman]], but [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre me am LIKE Superman]]; [[ChronicHeroSyndrome me am try do good]], [[UnwittingPawn but do bad]]. [[JumpedAtTheCall Me am want do good for REAL]].
* CloneDegeneration: Bizarro only lasts about a week, due to [[spoiler:Kryptonite contamination from the blood sample Doom took]].
* CodeName: Played doubly straight, as all of the X-Men and Justice Leaguers have call signs in addition to their superhero names; i.e. Dazzler/Nightengale, Superman/Boy Scout, Green Arrow/Robin Hood, etc.
* ColonyDrop: In book 3, M.O.D.O.C. uses an orbital rail gun to shoot space debris down at Earth.
* CompositeCharacter: Dazzler + [[spoiler:PowerGirl]] = Alison Blaire.
* ContinuityCameo: [[spoiler: Jen Masterson]] makes an unnamed appearance in the "When Heroes Fall" storyline as she is saved from [[spoiler: General Zod]] by Superman. See ContinuityNod.
* ContinuityNod: In the one-shot "A Day at the Mall with Superman", [[spoiler: Jens Masterson [[HeartwarmingMoments properly thanks Superman for saving her]] from General Zod]].
* CoolStarship: The ''Argo'' and the ''Starjammer''.
* CoolSword: The Sword of El. The sword is [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sharp]] enough to wound even a yellow-sun-powered ''Kryptonian''.
* CurbStompBattle: Happens a lot, but most notably when Superman fights a (demonically empowered) Deacon Frost.
* CreatorCameo: In Book Four, Clark Kent's superintendent is introduce as [[StanLee Stanley "Stan" Lehman]].
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: John Corban/ [[spoiler: Metallo]] encounters this problem after his surgery.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Siryn [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DatingCatwoman: So far Catwoman hadn't made her appearance, although it is still implied in the background between her and Batman.
** Spider-Man to Black Cat, but their relationship is declared over and the former is willingly to arrest the latter since joining the Justice League in the "Night Stalkers" storyline.
* DawnOfAnEra: Book Two ends with mutants and Superman formally revealed to the public and the formation of the Justice League.
** Book Three ends with Earth surviving the combined alien invasion of the Skrull, Kree and Sh'iar, [[spoiler:General Zod's treachery, and the Justice League and Earth possessing Krypton's superweapon Sentrius]]. The last chapter is aptly called "Brave New World". Although the ending is a mix of a EsotericHappyEnding in which Sinister and Ozymandias are almost close to freeing Apocalypse, and Ronan the Accuser gets a surprise visit from [[spoiler:Darkseid]].
* DeathByOriginStory: Amongst the usual figures like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Thomas and Martha Wayne]] and [[SpiderMan Uncle Ben]], Superman gets stuck with this too: Jonathan 'Pa' Kent.
* DebutQueue: The X-Men and the Brotherhood generally recruiting a new member in book 1. By the later chapters of book 2 introduces the eight heroes that would gathered to become the Justice League.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Invoked by both heroes and villains that were beaten by [[spoiler:General Zod]].
* DeusExitMachina: A benign example. Superman goes offworld when the X-Men set up a surprise birthday party for him.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Lobo pulls this off on [[spoiler:Galactus]].
** Also, [[spoiler:General Zod]] effortlessly beats up Thor.
*** This is largely due to the author admitting that their knowledge of the Avengers is fairly scanty, particularly that of Thor's power levels.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler: Magneto was so confident that Superman would accept the role of being Genosha's leader in Book Two that he never even considered the possibility that Superman would refuse. When Superman, naturally, did refuse, Magneto had no contingency plan and was forced to go into hiding.]]
* DirtyCoward: Shinobi Shaw, Gradyon Creed, and the Dheronians are all examples of this.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Happens in Book Three:
** Mongul brings Warworld to Earth and broadcast it live across the planet.
** The Joker publicly announced to the kidnappings of several Bayville high students to an AmusementParkOfDoom.
** [[spoiler:General Zod giving his KneelBeforeZod speech]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Lex Luthor refuses to being properly address as "Mr. Luthor", as it un-fondly reminds him of his neglectful father Lionel. He strongly prefer to being call as "Mr. Lex", "Mr. Lex Luthor", or just simply "Lex".
* TheDreaded: PlayedForLaughs with Mr. Mxyzptlk, he's dreaded not because he's an actual ''threat'' (though his powers are somewhat dangerous), but because he's really, ''really'' annoying!
** [[spoiler:Darkseid]] is widely feared across the known universe.
* EagleLand: The more political-relations with superheroes always center around in the US; it is sort of justified as most of the world's mutant populations are commonly found in the U.S. and by extent North America. Subverted when the entire planet is involved in the intergalactic community and becomes a United Nations matter.
* ElectricJoybuzzer: Joker gives a fatal shake to an unfortunate high school jock in "The Last Laugh" storyline.
--> '''Joker''': 50,000-volt joy-buzzer; [[BlackComedy slays 'em, every time!]]
* TheEmpire: The Shi'ar, Skrull, and Kree Empires.
* EnemyMine: Various villains including Magneto put their ambitions aside and help the heroes when the alien invasion is about to arrive.
* EntitledBastard: So many villains believe they should have access to Kryptonian technology, even after Superman already explained that they wouldn't be able to use it anyway.
* EvilKnockoff: Two cases:
** [[spoiler: Noram is the "son" of Namor and is spliced with Lemuria genes, and created by Attuma and Doctor Doom. Like Namor, he is attracted to pretty blondes who are already in a established relationship, specifically Alison Blaire.]]
** Bizarro, who is cloned from Superman's blood by Doctor Doom. He is simply misguided and manipulated by Doom into framing Superman.
* EvilPlan: Doctor Doom's {{plan}} to [[spoiler:capture Superman and understand his people's knowledge]] involves assisting Attuma against Namor [[spoiler:by creating Namor's clones, Garth and Noram, based on the blood collected from Namor]] in exchange for the Circlet of Morpheus; and later arrange a deal with Shinobi Shaw [[spoiler:in overthrowing his father Sebastian and obtaining Superman's blood]] to clone Bizarro. Doom then used Bizarro as a diversion to frame Superman while [[spoiler:finding Superman's secret identity in Smallville and threatening Martha Kent to lure Superman when he is alone, which he then expose him to a sliver of kryptonite and putting him into a dream world with the Circlet of Morpheus]], thus allowing Doom to probe [[spoiler:Superman's memories]]. Doom would have gotten away if his [[spoiler:daughter]] didn't ratted him out to the heroes.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Brotherhood of Mutants, with the exception of Quicksilver, gradually become sickened by the lengths Magneto is willing to go to and, one by one, defect to the X-Men.
** Amanda Waller, while not necessarily "evil", is still ruthless, but even so, she will not hesitate to shut down any of Cadmus' projects if she thinks there is the ''slightest'' chance that they will endanger American lives in the process.
** Harley Quinn was clearly shocked by the magnanimity of Arcade's sadism, even trying to convince him to stop. Keep in mind who she normally hangs out with.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Part 1 Chapter 7.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Superman had known and befriend Green Arrow, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, Lex Luthor, and Alison Blaire while growing up in Smallville.
** Professor Xavier was Reed Richards' (aka Mr. Fantastic) teacher while attending at Harvard University.
** In a military example, Green Lantern John Stewart personally served with Captain America and the Avengers when he was in the marines.
** In another military example, Nick Fury, Wolverine, Captain America, and Namor had served together in World War II.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Magneto, Doctor Doom, Sebastian Shaw, [[spoiler: General Zod]], and Apocalypse cannot understand why Superman does not use his powers to conquer the world.
** Also Darkseid, as usual. It comes with the territory of being the GodOfEvil and all.
* EyeScream: Superman burns out Selene's right eye with his laser vision, prompting this. In fairness, she was about to kill his teammates.
* FaceHeelTurn: Daredevil (and a few other heroes) think that Spider-Man has done this during the "Tangled Webs" storyline. He didn't, by the way.
* FacePalm: Superman sometimes does this when he forgets to bring his holowatch.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:General Zod]] was regarded as a war hero of Krypton and [[TrueCompanions close friend]] with Jor-El; he was even made as a godfather of Kal-El. But gradually by experience with warring with hostile races from the likes of the Kree and Skrull turned him into a WellIntentionedExtremist, and even attempted to raise a coup against the Council of Twelve for their complacent stagnancy against the Shi'ar that had been going for six years; but the real last straw for his fall from grace was the death of [[spoiler:Ursa]] to the Shi'ar.
* FantasticSlur: In addition to the canon "muties" for mutants, Creed eventually creates the anti-Kryptonian term "krypper" by bastardizing Krypton.
* FastballSpecial: Used several times by Superman and other characters. It is later played straight between Superman and Wolverine.
* TheFederation: The Galactic Confederacy represented by Councillor [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Winema Wazzo]].
* ForeverWar:
** During Krypton's ancient past, warfare had reached a violent peak that it had entered into a near-endless conflict known as the Age of Wars.
** The Kree-Skrull War, and the cause for the conflict is unknown. There was an attempt by the Kryptonians that tried to mediate both sides, but only for the Kree and the Skrulls to steadfastly refuse to and instead tried to conquer Krypton and obtaining their advanced technologies in order to have the field advantage over the other. It only took another thousand years for the Kree (the Skrulls had earlier realized the futility and left) to give up on their campaign on Krypton. Superman even addressed this issue and plead with the Kree Supreme Intelligence for a peaceful end to the war. Although moved, the Supreme Intelligence stated otherwise that even if the Kree lay down their arms, there is no guarantee that the Skrulls would do the same; or if the Kree did attempt to make peace, the Skrulls would see this as a sign of weakness and used this to their advantage.
* [[ForeShadowing Foreshadowing]]:
** In Book One, Captain America had given Superman a communicator whenever he needed to call the Avengers for help. By the time of the "Zero Hour" storyline, Superman saw the right time to call them.
** In Book One, Cyclops comments Superman for having the makings of a real leader and possibly having his own team, in which Superman is dubious about leading his own "Hero Legion". By book 2, he becomes the founding member and leader of the Justice League.
** In Book Two, Hawkgirl forewarns Superman that his presence on Earth could attract the attentions of the Kree and Skrulls, who are determined to use him to unlock the secrets of Kryptonian technology. A couple chapters later Ronan the Accuser makes his appearance and becomes a sworn enemy of Superman. By Book Three, the Skrulls, Kree, and Shi'ar invade Earth to seize Superman's Kryptonian technology.
** While talking over the history of [[spoiler:General Zod]], Android comments that the only chance of survival for [[spoiler:Zod]]'s enemies was to run. By the events of the "When Heroes Fall" storyline, both heroes and villains beats a hasty retreat in which [[spoiler:Zod]] sneers that they "[[IronicEcho finally learned]]".
* ForTheLulz: Pretty much the only reason Mr. Mxyzptlk does anything.
* GadgeteerGenius: Aside from the usual suspects, ''Superman'' himself, who has learned much of Krypton's technological knowledge, is not afraid to use it if it proves useful, and even modifies and improves on it from time to time.
* GeneralRipper: Generals [[spoiler: Zod]], Lassider, and (subtly) Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross.
* GilliganCut: In "Best of Enemies, Part One", Alison Blaire refuses anyone to change her mind on looking after Siryn and Princess Audrey. ''Thirty minutes later...''
** In the final chapter of Book One: "No, Kitty. I'm sorry, but we are not going to just drop in unannounced just so my Ma can fix us a meal. You can beg all you want, but I am not going to cave." Fifteen minutes later, they're all on the Blackbird, and Supes is muttering that he can't believe he caved. BEWARE the puppy-dog eyes of Kitty Pryde!
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Quicksilver, Berzerker and Mimic all seem to think so, at least.
* GladiatorGames: "Worlds of War" storyline.
* GoodFeelsGood: Lance gets this.
* GodzillaThreshold: Remember [[AlienNonInterferenceClause The Law of Riona Prime]], which the Kryptonians created to prevent a great tragedy from repeating itself? Well, the Gibborim are so bad that the law was temporarily overturned to stop them. Considering how dedicated to the law Krypton was, it really drives in how dangerous Krypton felt the Gibborim were.
* {{Gotterdammerung}}: It is according to Volla that Loki is destined to lead Ragnarök. But in a twist, it is ''not'' Thor who will be going against his brother and preventing the Twilight of the Gods: [[spoiler:Superman]]. It is suspected by Loki that Odin had foreseen this and carefully planned to ensure [[spoiler:Superman]]'s safety.
* GreatGazoo: Mr. Mxyzptlk in Book Three, "Myxed Up". An appropriate chapter with the [[TheTrickster trickster]] god Loki in a [[VillainTeamUp villain team up]] with Mxy in which the trope is based off.
* GroupieBrigade: Central focus in "The Price of Fame" in Book Three, where hordes of fans and news reporters crowded the front gates of the Xavier Institute. Even Logan shared his annoyance that he doesn't know which is worse: anti-mutant protesters or "''those'' animals." Problem resolve with Alison Blaire's aunt Bridget becomes the Justice League and X-Men's P.R. person.
* GrowingTheBeard: While good to start with, the series has grown from a simple X-Men Evolution/Superman crossover with a flair for background detail in which everyone was essentially a cheerleader for Superman's awesomeness into a complex, tightly woven and cleverly plotted story in which characters are more balanced, CharacterDevelopment is well handled and everyone gets at least one CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* IHaveManyNames: General Zod has been known as "Krypton's War-Hammer", and fearfully nicknamed as the "Butcher of Krenthia" and the "Bane of Rol'Nor" from the Skrulls and Kree, respectively.
* HeelFaceTurn: Superman has this effect on a '''LOT''' of people.
** Most especially in the very first chapter of Book Four when [[spoiler:Magneto]] had a HeelRealization and allied with Professor Xavier in stopping Apocalypse.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Superman and his girlfriend goes through one when his girlfriend leaves after finding out about her origins. They Get Better.]] Batman almost has one of these when he finds [[spoiler: Arcade's murdered parents]] and he begins flashing back to his own parents' death. Wonder Woman snaps him out of it, though.
* HumiliationConga: Ronan the Accuser gets the more brutal humiliations than Superman's list of adversaries: He lost his face in the invasion of Earth in the SAME way his predecessors did to Krypton, gets roughed up by Lobo for having previously left him for dead, forced to cede ALL his possessions to Lobo as he didn't pay up for his supposed bounty on Superman, and [[FromBadToWorse finally running into]] [[spoiler: Darkseid]].
* HurlItIntoTheSun: The kryptonite pieces that Superman encountered are disposed this way.
* IdealHero: Invoked by J. Jonah Jameson when he first met Superman:
-->'''J. Jonah Jameson''': My God, ''that's'' what a hero is ''supposed'' to look like! Red-and-blue, the colors of a real hero! And talk about stature: why, one glare from him would make the ''Kingpin'' wet himself! And no mask! Takes a ''real'' man to show his face, and not hide behind some glorified ski-mask!
-->'''Peter Parker''': Mr. Jameson...I thought you said you were ''through'' trashing Spider-Man...
-->'''J. Jonah Jameson''': One step at a time, Parker. One step at a time.
* InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien: The technology that the Skrulls and Kree possessed remained unchanged for the past millenia.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The Writer With No Name's {{Sixteen}} one-shots "A Hero Among Us" and "A Day at the Mall with Superman".
* InterspeciesRomance: Several couples:
** Superman (Kryptonian) and [[spoiler:Alison Blaire]] (human/[[spoiler:Kryptonian]] hybrid)
** Leviathan (human mutant) and Namorita (Atlantean).
** John Stewart and Hawkgirl (Thanagarian)
** Mystique (human mutant) and [[spoiler: Martian Manhunter]] ([[spoiler:Martian]])
* IntrepidReporter: Chloe Sullivan.
** By the time of the alien invasion, J. Jonah Jameson becomes one.
* InvisiblePresident / OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Averted. [[spoiler:Barack Obama]] makes a couple appearances in Book Three.
* IronicEcho: In "Zero Hour, Part One", Superman had dropped into Gotham to beat up some thugs that Batman was following:
-->'''Batman''': I could have handled that alone.
-->'''Superman''': I know. I was just in the neighborhood.
** Later, in "Zero Hour, Part Three", Batman had just arrive in assisting Superman and several heroes against [[spoiler:Brainiac Mark VI]]:
-->'''Superman''': We could have handled that alone.
-->'''Batman''': I know. I was just in the neighborhood.
* ItAmusedMe: Joker naturally falls into this category. This is also Mr. Mxyzptlk's reasons for allying with Loki.
--> '''Superman''': You do know this guy (Loki) was just using you, right?
--> '''Mr. Mxyzptlk''': ''(shrugs)'' Eh. Long as I get a laugh out of it…
* IWasNeverHere: The trope is Nick Fury's motto whenever S.H.I.E.L.D. is involved.
* JerkassHasAPoint: The North Korean diplomat is extremely hostile towards Sentrius. Considering what she did to North Korea on [[spoiler: General Zod's]] orders, his antipathy is understandable.
* KangarooCourt: Occurs when Ronan the Accuser abducted the X-Men for their "crimes" for harboring Superman. The trope is called out by Cyclops:
-->"This isn't a trial! It's nothing but a ''farce!'' You'd made up your mind before we'd even ''gotten'' here! Why bother with this stupid kangaroo-court?"
* KillSat:
** A.I.M. constructed an orbital railgun as part of a blackmail scheme with Kaznia.
** Battlestation Sentrius.
* KneelBeforeZod: Zod gives what is quite possibly the most epic delivery of this line '''EVER''' to D'ken, [[spoiler: and later to the United Nations after North Korea attempts to nuke Sentrius - and [[EpicFail fails spectacularly]]]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Martian Manhunter erased the Green Goblin's memories of [[spoiler: Spider-Man's secret identity]] in Book Three.
* LastOfHisKind: Superman and the Martian Manhunter are the last Kryptonian and Martian, respectively.
** However, Krypto, Supergirl, [[spoiler: Alison Blaire]] (who is half-Kryptonian), and numerous criminals from the Phantom Zone mitigated this status.
** Also, J'onn is not alone anymore as he found out his wife and daughter are still alive on Mars. Unfortunately, J'onn's wife soon dies from natural causes. Only his daughter is his last kin and becomes Miss Martian.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Deadpool when he appears, obviously.
* LetsYouAndHimFight:
** This happens between Superman and Blade when the Justice League first encountered vampires, and goes from their petty fight to arguing over killing vampires. See WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
** The Avengers (minus Thor and Hulk) comes to blows with the Justice League when Superman is framed by Bizarro.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Lobo got kicked out of hell.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Inevitable when mixing two comic universes.
* LongLostRelative: In Chapter Five of Book Four, it's reveal that [[spoiler: Black Canary, Siryn, and Banshee]] are half-siblings.
* LotusEaterMachine: The Circlet of Morpheus used as part of Doctor Doom's EvilPlan.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Several occurrences.
** Alison Blaire was smitten with Clark when they were children.
** Also Leviathan to Namorita.
** Happened when Pietro first met Crystal and embarrassingly tried to introduce himself.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The death of [[spoiler:General Zod]]'s lover [[spoiler:Ursa]] to the Krypton-Shi'ar War drove him to looking down on every non-Kryptonian as violent savages. [[spoiler:He drove his agenda in wiping out a Shi'ar fleet, which had surrendered shortly after the war ended, as a reminder to never interfere with Krypton and fought nearly every superhero and villain to conquer Earth as his "New Krypton".]]
-->'''Superman''': All of this, all of the death, all the destruction…just so you can get revenge for your dead lover; that's what this is about, isn't it?
-->'''[[spoiler:General Zod]]''': What it's about, Cadet, is making Rao-damned sure that none of these primitives ever raises a hand to a Kryptonian again! Starting with Earth!
* LukeIAmYourFather: Lorna Dane's revelation to be Magneto's daughter in "Polarity".
** Alison Blaire's [[MissingMom long lost mother]] is [[spoiler: Madame Hydra]].
* MadScientist: Doctor Doom and Sinister.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: After Superman, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl seemingly destroyed [[spoiler: Brainiac Emulater Unit Mark VI, but only for it to merge with the destroyed Sentinels and becoming a 200 foot-tall metal monstrosity.]]
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:General Zod]]
* TheManBehindTheMan:
** [[spoiler: Red Skull]] to Madame Hydra.
** Apocalypse to Mesmero, Ozymandias, and Sinister.
** [[spoiler: Darkseid]] to the [[ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne Dheronians]].
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler: Alison Blaire fearfully believed herself to be one after discovering her origins and another reason to leave Superman.]]
* MechaMooks:
** Doctor Doom's Doombots
** The Sentinels
** Sentrius' crystal Infantry and Commando Drones; however, unlike the aforementioned above they are VERY hard to beat.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Siryn tries this against [[spoiler: Dazzler.]]
** [[spoiler: Maxima]] tries to do the same later on.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Subverted/played straight - Superman goes through this about once every five chapters for doing what legitimately needed to be done, and needs to be snapped out of his depression by his teammates.
** It is really justified when Superman realized that [[spoiler:General Zod]], whom Superman looked up to him as his idol, was planning to make Earth as his "[[spoiler:New Krypton]]", and berated himself thereafter for overlooking the obvious signs of [[spoiler:Zod]]'s depravity.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: While a young Charles Xavier is having a tense conversation with Erik Lensherr he felt Krypton's destruction and the dying screams of its people before a it stops with a sudden dead silence. Xavier doesn't know what to make of it, but he knew something very terrible has happened.
** The effects of Krypton's destruction had also resonated to the realm of the Asgards, in which Odin had called for a mass moment of silence and mourning, as the death of Krypton's people also served as a sad reminder for the coming of Ragnarok.
* MythologyGag: Many and varied, often with characters substituted where appropriate. Such as Lex Luther related moments being given to other villains like the Kingpin.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
** Captain America straightly told Graydon Creed that his bigotry is the kind that died out when Hitler committed suicide.
** Interestingly invoked by [[spoiler:General Zod]] when he is accused for being "another racist tyrant" by Magneto; however, [[spoiler:Zod]] states that his comparison to Hitler is inaccurate because while Hitler's claim to supremacy was based on pseudoscience, whereas [[spoiler:Zod]] has the might of an entire ''civilization'' behind him.
* NeverMyFault: Magneto claims that Genosha's predicament in Book Three was caused by Superman's refusal to become Genosha's leader. In reality, the threats to Genosha were caused by Magneto himself in a failed gambit to try to convince Superman to lead mutants against humanity and rule the world, with the Friends of Humanity being created through secret funding from himself, Doctor Doom, and Sebastian Shaw, and mutantkind being exposed in the process.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: General Zod]] gives one to practically every hero in the Last Son 'verse, including, but not limited to: The X-Men, the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, the Brotherhood, Doctor Doom, the Hulk, and Magneto. He beats Spider-Man almost to the point of killing him, tries to strangle Power Girl, and almost incinerates Pyro.
* NoSell: Superman is explicitly referred to as immune to X-Gene powers.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Maxima didn't take this well other than being rejected but learning that Superman is already been taken, and decided to [[MurderTheHypotenuse take out]] [[spoiler:Alison Blaire]] instead.
** [[spoiler: Amazing Grace]] absolutely ''explodes'' when Superman rejects her advances. [[spoiler: She pins him down, slaps him a couple of times while giving him a vicious tongue-lashing, and likely would have raped him had her brother not interrupted her.]]
* NotQuiteDead: This is what happened to Brainiac when he was destroyed by [[spoiler: Brainiac 5]], but leaving only a surviving piece of his head.
--> ''Emergency Upload complete.''
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The UN debate over Kryptonian technology when the Fortress of Solitude is exposed to the world and later the custody over Battlestation Sentrius [[spoiler:after it wiped out the Kree-Skrull invasion; which it ''then'' spew over more when Superman gave it up to the UN.]] This trope is earlier lampshaded by Zod:
-->'''General Zod''': And this administration is your planet's governing body?
-->'''Cyclops''': Not exactly. Each country handles its own internal affairs; U.N. delegates debate issues that affect the planet as a whole…
-->'''General Zod''': (flatly) An assembly with over a ''hundred'' squabbling politicians instead of twelve, and even less decision-making power. Splendid.
** Also, Krypton's Council of Twelve is view this way, especially from Zod's perspective during the Krypton-Shi'ar War.
* NukeEm: [[spoiler: North Korea attempts to nuke Sentrius (with absolutely no effect) and were paid in return. Also General Lassider send a Kryptonite-payload missile at where the Justice League and the X-Men were fighting General Zod while even disobeying the President's order to dissuade him from firing.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Senator Robert Kelly.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Several characters, aside from gods and demigods, that includes Nick Fury, Wolverine, and Namor.
** Iron Man tries to hit on Wonder Woman and her response:
--> '''Wonder Woman''': Tell me, Anthony Stark, how old are you?
--> '''Iron Man''': Oh, going on thirty, but, hey, what's a few years, here and there?
--> '''Wonder Woman''': Indeed. I, Stark, am one thousand, five hundred twenty-three years old, this August.
--> '''Iron Man''': ''(his smile dropped)'' ''Damn!''
--> '''Wonder Woman''': Mm-hm. What's more, Stark, is that, though it is all but unheard of in my homeland, pedophilia is still considered morally ''reprehensible'' among Amazons. ''(eyes narrowed)'' So any suggestions that we indulge in such activities would be highly offensive.
--> '''Iron Man''': ''([[LoudGulp gulping and slamming his suit's visor back down]])'' [[LameExcuse Oh, wouldn't you know it – my schedule's full, this year]].
--> '''Wonder Woman''': As I thought.
* OldFlame: Black Panther and Storm.
* OrganicTechnology: The bio-processing unit (basically a [[MyBrainIsBig massive brain]] serving as a living supercomputer) created by A.I.M. and later by Lex Luthor in "Testing Mettle"; in the same chapter, the unit becomes an important part of M.O.D.O.C.'s origin story.
* OutsideContextVillain: [[spoiler: The Brainiac Emulater Unit Mark VI takes everyone by surprise.]]
* OverShadowedByAwesome: Pietro is not happy about being ''slower'' than Superman. Neither Hellion nor Shinobi Shaw were too impressed by Superman.
* PapaWolf: Magneto to his children Wanda and Pietro, especially when he saves them from [[spoiler:Old Grouchy]].
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Namor judges Leviathan's worthiness to be with his cousin Namorita. He approves Leviathan, BUT he must also needs the permission of Namorita's mother Namora...
** [[spoiler: Superman's godfather, General Zod, doesn't approve of his godson's relationship with Alison Blaire, who is half-Kryptonian, and sees her as something less than an animal. He disproves this out loud to Alison while choking her.]]
* ParentalNeglect: Several characters had some parental issues:
** Alison Blaire's father, Carter, becomes very distant after his wife mysteriously disappeared from their lives. Carter later warms up to his daughter after receiving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Clark in a ChristmasEpisode.
** When Cyclops is reunited with his thought-to-be-dead father, Corsair, he angrily accused him of being one as he believed that while he and his brother were orphaned Corsair was "playing [[StarWars Han Solo]]" for all this time.
** Lex Luthor's relationship with Lionel Luthor. Lex was glad for his father to kick the bucket and went far from not being referred to as "Mr. Luthor" as it reminds him of his father.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: This is what General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross outright said about Superman and the Justice League to Professor Xavier and Storm as "P.M.D.'s" in regarding to the U.S. military and government's weary view on the heroes.
* PhantomZone
* PlanetLooters: The Chitauri are depicted as a nomadic race that had been periodically going from planet to planet, draining their natural resources, while maintaining their disputed claims of searching for a suitable homeworld. They were responsible for the extinction of the Martian race, leaving the Martian Manhunter as the sole survivor.
* PortalNetwork: The World-Gate network that were used by the people of Krypton to travel around and explore the universe, and was responsible for allowing intergalactic trade and commerce, which led to the creation of the Galactic Confederacy. The gates were permanently shutdown from allowing the Skrulls, Kree, and later the Shi'ar to use them to expand their territories. Superman later finds a World-Gate orbiting around Jupiter and used it to travel with his friends to Krypton's star system and rescuing his cousin Kara Zor-El.
* TheProphecy: It is according to Irene Adler that Superman will have a profound and destine role that will have on Earth. Magneto and Doctor Doom misinterpret the prophecy with the belief that Superman was meant to lead mutantkind and rule over humankind. This becomes an important overarching plot point throughout the series.
* PutOnABus: Averted. Evan's bus ticket gets revoked here. Superman convinces him to stay when he's supposed to join the Morlocks.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Invoked by Apocalypse when he meet the heroes for the first time.
-->'''Apocalypse''': My old vizier told of you and yours, but seeing it is another matter. In my ascent, the old Pharaoh sent entire armies against me: legions upon legions of soldiers, cavalry, and armed chariots…yet THIS is all that musters against me now? A ragtag band of outcasts? An army of misfits? CHILDREN?
-->'''Supergirl''': It's better than being the one about to get his butt ''kicked'' by "ragtags and children," you primitive psychopath.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Senator Isaac Martin shares a more positive view on mutants and the Justice League than his counterpart Robert Kelly. [[spoiler:President Barack Obama]] is also view this way whenever he appears and [[ShutUpHannibal downplays]] Senator Kelly.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: Alison Blaire]], more or less. Having previously been an annoying MarySue, her discovery of some of her DarkAndTroubledPast [[spoiler: her mother was Madame Hydra, who seduced Alison's father simply to get at his dna, worked with Mister Sinister to ensure that the baby had the necessary powers, aborting over half a dozen pregnancies in the process. She even faked a career in music to get Alison to go down that path]], and deal with it herself in a thoroughly realistic and awesome way did a lot to endear her to fans.
* RidingTheBomb
** In Book One, Superman and Captain America stopped two intercontinental ballistic missiles from hitting New York.
** In Book Three, Superman diverted two nuclear missiles from hitting the Fortress of Solitude, and ''surviving'' a nuclear blast while keeping one missile exploding into outer space. Captain America gives his credit to Superman for beating him out of the "Nuclear-Bonehead-Maneuver" category.
* RobotMaid: Kurox. Also served as a BattleButler given that his primary directives are to preserve and assist all living members of the House of El.
* RoboSexual: Android/[[spoiler: Brainiac 5]] and Tinya Wazzo.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: [[spoiler: The climax of Book One has Superman averting this.]]
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Superman gets the ire of established villains from the likes of the Kingpin to Ronan the Accuser.
* RoswellThatEndsWell: J'onn J'onzz is responsible for the Roswell incident after his spaceship was shot down by the Chitauri when he attempts to [[TakingYouWithMe shoot down every Chitauri ship]] from landing on Earth.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:General Zod]] and Apocalypse.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: [[spoiler: Toad]] becomes completely unrecognizable (in a good way) after [[spoiler: he finally takes a bath.]]
* ShipTease: Early on Clark and Rogue kiss and absolutely nothing happens. They just stay friends after that.
* ShootingSuperman: Happens to the TropeNamer.
** After General Zod punctuated his refusal for turning over Sentrius to America by pushing down General Ross with his [[FingerPokeOfDoom finger]] in front of the entire US Army, who were aiming at him, Zod then immediately points out to them that they had just witnessed what Kryptonian might can do against the Kree and Skrull Empires that they had tried and ''failed'' miserably to beat Krypton for millennia, and retort if they could do any better. The army nervously chose to lower their weapons.
* ShootTheTelevision: Graydon Creed does this twice. The first time when the Friends of Humanity failed to capture Beast and frustrated by how the public viewed Superman as a hero. The second he emptied an [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill entire clip]] when he learned about Superman's alien origins.
* SmugSnake: Graydon Creed, all the way. He severely overestimates his organization's abilities [[spoiler: and public image]], underestimates his enemies to an utterly astronomical degree, all of his half-assed plans revolve around BullyingADragon (see above) with comparatively primitive weaponry and empty threats, and the only reason he is still alive is because Superman ''isn't'' the monster he wants everyone to believe.
** Shinobi Shaw as well. A SpoiledBrat, DirtyCoward, and EntitledBastard, he really doesn't have much going for him.
** And who could forget Senator Robert Kelly? An ObstructiveBureaucrat and UngratefulBastard (and EntitledBastard) whose racism towards mutants and aliens is only slightly less extreme than the F.O.H., he also shares their habit of BullyingADragon, though, again, to a lesser extent.
* SpaceShipGirl: Sentrius's AI.
** In Book Four, Sentrius's AI [[spoiler:is promoted to a member of the Justice League after creating her own [[RobotGirl robot body]].]]
* SpeakOfTheDevil: [[spoiler: Darkseid]], or the Shadow-Lord, is widely feared across the known universe.
* StartOfDarkness: This is heavily implied for [[spoiler:Lex Luthor]], who after waking up from his coma and suffering from a degree of amnesia starts blaming Superman and his allies for all the troubles befell on Earth.
* StealthHiBye: Batman of course. This goes to grate on Spider-Man.
-->'''Spider-Man''': ''(muttering)'' One of these days… One of these days, I am going to leave before ''he'' does, and see how ''he'' likes it!
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Robert Kelly and Nick Fury had their reservations about Superman and later [[spoiler:General Zod]], which the latter came out true in the end when he is at command of Sentrius.
* SuperRegistrationAct: Senator Robert Kelly had been repeatedly trying to pass a law to have government regulation and control over superhumans ever since mutants were revealed to the public, but so far fell on deaf ears.
* TheStarscream: Shinobi Shaw to his father, Sebastian Shaw.
* TeamUpSeries: Superman and the X-Men usually team-up with other superheroes. By book 3, it becomes a regular occurrence, especially the Justice League and the X-Men working alongside.
* ThouShaltNotKill: This became problematic when Superman first dealt with vampires and ultimately allowed Deacon Frost to die under daylight, becoming the first living being to be (indirectly) killed by the Man of Steel. It goes from there that Superman is forced to dangerously dance around his no-kill policy that Sebastian Shaw mockingly points this out to him:
--> '''Sebastian Shaw''': You know, I've heard of your more recent exploits. Letting a man – a vampire, really, but still – immolate himself? Cutting off the King of Lemuria's hand, after launching a weapon of mass destruction at his forces? *tsked* No small wonder Fury and his ilk are so paranoid about you; and they call ''my'' organization a threat.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: The Kryptonians has the Three Directives, which is explained to be a more flexible version of the Three Laws of Robotics.
* TimeSkip: The first chapter of Book 1 starts with Superman's origins and the next chapter skips to the modern day where he finished his training in the Fortress of Solitude and his first meeting with the X-Men.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The Fantastic Four and Alison Blaire encountered a angry Laterivan mob after they failed to [[spoiler: ally with Doctor Doom in the prelude to the alien invasion]]. Fortunately it is [[ShamingTheMob peacefully averted]] by [[spoiler: Siryn]].
--> ''(the Fantastic Four and Alison Blaire sees the aforementioned angry Latverian mob coming towards them)''
--> '''Human Torch''': Oh, great! A perfect end to a perfect day!
--> '''Mr. Fantastic''': We'll be okay, Johnny. We just have to stay calm…
--> '''Human Torch''': ''(incredulously)'' Reed, are you kidding me? Have you even ''[[GenreSavvy watched]]'' any classic horror-movies? The minute the angry mob shows up, it all goes to hell in a handbasket!
* TheStationsOfTheCanon:
* TheUnmasquedWorld: Superman's rumored existence and mutants are revealed to the public in the "Zero Hour" storyline.
* UnwittingPawn: Graydon Creed and the Friends of Humanity were secretly aided by Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Sebastian Shaw that provided them resources to constructing the Sentinels as part of a plot to divide human-mutant relations and convincing Superman that humankind is not worth saving. Graydon and the F.O.H. are still none the wiser when they later team up with HYDRA.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Siryn to Superman.
** Also Enchantress to Thor, but later temporarily grew bored of her intended crush and sets her eyes on Superman in the "Myxed Up" storyline.
** [[spoiler: Amazing Grace]] becomes attracted to Superman [[spoiler: during his brief time on Apokolips]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens a lot to Graydon Creed, which is not surprising for being the son of Sabertooth.
** Magneto riled over Superman's refusal to lead mutant supremacy in Book Three.
** [[spoiler:General Zod]] finally lost it after losing the control of [[spoiler:Sentrius and Fort Rozz]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: This is Magneto and Doctor Doom's main goal of having Superman to join their cause, whether he likes it or not, due to learning from Irene Adler's prophecy.
** In Book Three, [[spoiler: General Zod propose this to his Kryptonian compatriots Superman, Supergirl, Krypto...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Power Girl]]...to rule over Earth]].
** In Book Four, Apocalypse gives a JoinOrDie offer to the Justice League and X-Men. In response, [[spoiler: Power Girl]] lampshaded by declaring that "every major mutant/Earth-born lunatic we've met has asked that."
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Amanda Waller. Her colleagues? [[SubvertedTrope Not so much.]]
** Magneto and Doctor Doom like to think of themselves as this.
* WhamEpisode: "The Sins of the Mother". [[spoiler: Alison Blaire is the daughter of Madame Hydra and was actually part of a science experiment to create HYDRA's own Kryptonian. Worst, there had been many difficulties in conceiving "imperfect" subjects before Alison was born and those that didn't meet HYDRA's expectations were "[[FridgeHorror miscarried]]".]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Superman asks Zod this a '''LOT'''.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Blade argues with Superman that vampires deserved to be eradicated with an "us or them" reason.
* WhosLaughingNow: High school student Lloyd Webber had been bullied a lot by Duncan Matthews and his jock friends and had been forced to do the former's homework, and neglected by his parents. His problems is "resolved" when the Joker came along and became [[spoiler: Arcade, who then publicly kidnapped his classmates to a [[AmusementParkOfDoom carnival of death traps]] and murdered his parents]].
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Flash is quite disturbed of the name of Black Panther's enemy, Erik '''Killmonger'''.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Logan told Superman about a publicist offering the Justice League movie contracts, product licensing, and TV show deals; in which Superman is incredulous about the very latter subject.
--> '''Superman''': ''(thinking)'' Okay, now this is just getting dumb; I mean, a TV show? '''Us?'''
* WhyWontYouDie?: Graydon Creed says this to Superman as he tries to [[ShootingSuperman shoot]] the latter.
-->'''Graydon Creed''': Die! ''Die! DIE! WHY WON'T YOU DIE, YOU [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] FREAK?''
* TheWorldIsNotReady: It had been invoked, subverted, AND averted several times:
** As Professor Xavier believes that humans aren't ready to accept mutants, nor does the world will immediately embrace Superman since coming onto the world stage and his heroics would only risk exposing mutants to the public. After mutants and Superman were exposed, the public are divided on their views on mutants, in which the more negative attitude is curbed by the Justice League.
** Superman and other surviving Kryptonians repeatedly argues that benefiting Earth with advanced alien technology, especially based on Krypton, would ultimately harm or destroy the planet as according to the Law of Riona Prime. This doesn't stop S.H.I.E.L.D. from confiscating a downed Kree ship that was sunk centuries ago and reverse-engineered its tech that gives Lieutenant Carol Danvers her powers as Miss Marvel.
*** It's important to note that the Kryptonians learned from experience when creating [[AlienNonInterferenceClause The Law of Riona Prime]]. Basically, they gave what was essentially a single Kryptonian generator to a race that had been devastated by an asteroid impact, the Kryptonians having calculated that the species would likely be driven into extinction if left alone. The race destroyed themselves warring over the generator in a manner of weeks, with the Law created to ensure that the tragedy would ''never'' be repeated.
** The Galactic Confederacy later offered intergalactic membership to Earth. Needless to say, Earth is divided on its decision on being involved on the galactic stage and the United Nations is left to debate on this at a later date; however, the deadline is interrupted by the alien invasion and leaving the entire planet littered with damaged Skrull and Kree ships left to be plunder and salvaged.
* XenoFiction: Occurs from Krypto's POV in "A Boy and his Dog".
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Happens several times:
** Graydon Creed declared to the former Weapon X doctor after losing Wolverine and Sabretooth that his project is [[DeadlyEuphemism terminated]].
** The Hungan had his mind turned into a [[ConvenientComa vegetable]] by [[spoiler: Apocalypse]] when he is being interrogated by Black Panther on the identity of his benefactor.
** Ronan the Accuser gives this to Lobo after he is caught by Mongul as, having no need for the bounty hunter, Mongul already worked on Ronan's behalf on having Superman imprisoned on Warworld. However, Lobo is NOT happy about this and if Ronan hadn't left him for dead, he wouldn't have his HumiliationConga.
** [[spoiler: The Hellfire Club does this to the Hellions to be used as a expendable trap for Superman, the Justice League, and the X-Men. However, Selene also viewed the Hellfire Club in the same manner and planned on turning on ''them'' until Shinobi Shaw changed her mind in a plan to backstab his father.]]