* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Superman gives up his powers when he is forced to kill Mr. Mxyzptlk. This is either his noblest act... or his most selfish. See the [[Analysis/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow Analysis page]] for why.
* CompleteMonster: {{Brainiac}}. He brainjacks Luthor in the most horrifying way possible, murders most of Superman's remaining friends, and is completely devoid of anything resembling a conscience.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The Elliots' son is named Jonathan - or rather, as in Jonathan Kent.
** For that matter, look at the alias '''Jor'''dan '''El'''liot.
* HilariousInHindsight: Jordan Elliot looks like [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} the Comedian.]]
* {{Squick}}: The Luthor/Brainiac Teamup.