* CreatorsPet: Many fans grew tired of his overexposure over the years since he's a favorite of Brian Bendis.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: 4thLetter! once did a countdown of (the writer's) favorite comic books. When Luke Cage came up and the "how much I know about him" section came up, it read, "[[BiggusDickus Enough to know Jessica Jones has trouble sitting down]]."
* FauxSymbolism: The 'cage' in his name and the chain-belt his old costume had.
* MemeticMutation: "[[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/08/07/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-wheres-my-money-honey/ Where's my money, honey?]]"
* [[MyRealDaddy My Real Mom]]: Mary Jo Duffy has probably had the greatest influence on the character before his 00s revival by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The character gained much more respect and notoriety when Brian Bendis rescued him from obscurity by putting him on the ComicBook/NewAvengers; a team which he now leads.
--> '''Cage:''' Wait... ''I'm'' the leader?
--> '''Jessica:''' Looks like.
--> '''Cage:''' Huh.
--> '''Spider-Man''' ''(leaning in):'' Yeah.