- Memetic Mutation: "What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime..."
- Older Than They Think: In recent times, some have accused Glenn's accident of being a ripoff of the origin story of the Incredible Hulk — who in actual fact didn't make his debut until five years after The Amazing Colossal Man was released.
- The Other Darrin: Everyone was replaced in the sequel.
- 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?"