* MemeticMutation: "What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime..."
* OlderThanTheyThink: In recent times, some have accused Glenn's accident of being a ripoff of the origin story of the IncredibleHulk -- who in actual fact didn't make his debut until five years after ''The Amazing Colossal Man'' was released.
* {{Wangst}}: Glenn has an excuse, but it crosses the line into {{Narm}} frequently.
-->"What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring ''this'' on himself?"