* CompleteMonster: BronzeAge Mongul I confirms his position as such in this story, with his brutal beatdown of Wonder Woman, psychological torture of Superman, and general attitude. See the {{Superman}} YMMV page for more details.
* MemeticMutation: "Burn."
** There's also a [[http://asset.soup.io/asset/1397/0784_6599.jpeg photoshopped image]] of the panel before that, with [[VisualPun Mongul holding a copy of]] ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
* NightmareFuel: Jor-El as the chairman of the Sword of Rao and Mongul's heart's desire. Attenuated by the fact that it is AllJustADream.
* TearJerker: Superman saying goodbye to his fictional son, in both versions.
** The look on young Bruce's face as his illusion-world is shattered.