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* When Lex is readied for the electric chair, he shoos the priest provided away because he "stinks of the irrational." In the animated version, he gives his confessional to a ''scientist'', saying "Forgive me, Doctor, for I have sinned."
** When Lex gains powers from the Superman serum a guard shoots at him with the [[ShootingSuperman expected results]], but the amusing clincher is a bullet bouncing off his pearly white smile.

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* Lex is often shown to be contemptuous of religion and faith, but can't help but let slip he looks up to scientists and science with religious reverence. When Lex is readied for the electric chair, he shoos the priest provided away because he "stinks of the irrational." However, when fleeing with Clark from Parasite he tells Clark to pray to "Einstein" for a miracle. In the animated version, he gives his confessional to a ''scientist'', saying "Forgive me, Doctor, for I have sinned."
** * When Lex gains powers from the Superman serum a guard shoots at him with the [[ShootingSuperman expected results]], but the amusing clincher is a bullet bouncing off his pearly white smile.


-->'''Lex Luthor''' (''after being blasted by a very Superman-y Clark Kent with a Gravity Gun''): Kent? ''No''. Hmm, now ''there's'' an amazing idea. I should be ''writing'' these...

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-->'''Lex Luthor''' (''after Luthor:''' ''(after being blasted by a very Superman-y Clark Kent with a Gravity Gun''): Gun)'' Kent? ''No''. Hmm, now ''there's'' an amazing idea. I should be ''writing'' these...



--> '''Luthor:''' The same day that I can trust you with the car keys.
* A meta one: in the behind the scenes commentary on the book, a rough version of [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/AllStarSuperman10.jpg/220px-AllStarSuperman10.jpg this cover]] can be seen, only with the Earth replaced with a basketball.

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--> '''Luthor:''' -->'''Luthor:''' The same day that I can trust you with the car keys.
* A meta one: in the behind the scenes commentary on the book, a rough version of [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/AllStarSuperman10.jpg/220px-AllStarSuperman10.jpg this cover]] can be seen, only with the Earth replaced with a basketball.basketball.
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* When Luthor shows off the super serum in the film adaptation, his niece asks when she'll get superpowers.

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* When Luthor shows off the super serum in the film adaptation, serum, his niece asks when she'll get superpowers.


* When Lex is readied for the electric chair, he shoos the priest provided away because he "stinks of the irrational."

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* When Lex is readied for the electric chair, he shoos the priest provided away because he "stinks of the irrational." In the animated version, he gives his confessional to a ''scientist'', saying "Forgive me, Doctor, for I have sinned."

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* When Luthor shows off the super serum in the film adaptation, his niece asks when she'll get superpowers.
--> '''Luthor:''' The same day that I can trust you with the car keys.

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* Lex Luthor, the smartest man in the world, is giving his big villain speech during the prison riot, constantly belittling both Clark and Superman. While he's ranting about the day he'll finally destroy Superman, Clark's running around subduing the riot.

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[[caption-width-right:350:You gotta admit: he kind of manages to pull it off.]]


** Even when he confesses to Lois in Issue 2. She still doesn't believe it all the way up to the final page.

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** Even when he confesses to Lois in Issue 2. She still doesn't believe it all the way up to the final page.page.
* A meta one: in the behind the scenes commentary on the book, a rough version of [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/AllStarSuperman10.jpg/220px-AllStarSuperman10.jpg this cover]] can be seen, only with the Earth replaced with a basketball.

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-->'''Lex Luthor''' (''after being blasted by a very Superman-y Clark Kent with a Gravity Gun''): Kent? ''No''. Hmm, now ''there's'' an amazing idea. I should be ''writing'' these...


** Serves as a BrickJoke when the Kryptonite scientists use the Fortress while Superman is off-world. When he protests over the lack of respect to his privacy, they simply note he shouldn't have put his key in such an unsecure spot.

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** Serves as a BrickJoke when the Kryptonite Kryptonian scientists use the Fortress while Superman is off-world. When he protests over the lack of respect to his privacy, they simply note he shouldn't have put his key in such an unsecure spot.


* in the animated film version, once Lex gains powers from the Superman serum a guard shoots at him with the [[ShootingSuperman expected results]], but the amusing clincher is a bullet bouncing off his pearly white smile.

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* in When Lex is readied for the animated film version, once electric chair, he shoos the priest provided away because he "stinks of the irrational."
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Lex gains powers from the Superman serum a guard shoots at him with the [[ShootingSuperman expected results]], but the amusing clincher is a bullet bouncing off his pearly white smile.


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* Early in the prison issue, Lex notes that a majority of men subconsciously shape their eyebrows to the "Superman swoosh" out of internal desire to mimic him. During his fight with Parasite, Lex unknowingly wipes one of his own drawn-on eyebrows off. When Nasthalia notes it, Lex quickly redraws it back on... except now its an over the top imitation of the Superman swoosh. The fact that his other brow looks normal (and obviously meticulously drawn to NOT look like Superman's) makes it look like he's perpetually giving the [[Creator/DwayneJohnson the People's Eyebrow]].

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** Serves as a BrickJoke when the Kryptonite scientists use the Fortress while Superman is off-world. When he protests over the lack of respect to his privacy, they simply note he shouldn't have put his key in such an unsecure spot.


*** Also a MythologyGag, as Lois refers to the giant "airline marker" key to the giant door back in the SilverAge continuity.

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*** Also a MythologyGag, as Lois refers to the giant "airline marker" key to the giant door back in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} continuity.


* Atlas and Samson trying to woo Lois by doing, among other things, having an arm-wrestling contest with Superman.

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* Atlas and Samson trying to woo Lois by doing, by, among other things, having an arm-wrestling contest with Superman.



* Luthor's subtle TakeThat to MobyDick in the prison issue: He programs his bibliobot to recite the book at the resonance frequency of his cell floor like a sonic drill, thus "'''boring''' [his] way out of prison".

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* Luthor's subtle TakeThat to MobyDick ''Literature/MobyDick'' in the prison issue: He programs his bibliobot to recite the book at the resonance frequency of his cell floor like a sonic drill, thus "'''boring''' [his] way out of prison".


* Luthor's subtle TakeThat to MobyDick in the prison issue: He programs his bibliobot to recite the book at the resonance frequency of his cell floor like a sonic drill, thus "'''boring''' [his] way out of prison".

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* Luthor's subtle TakeThat to MobyDick in the prison issue: He programs his bibliobot to recite the book at the resonance frequency of his cell floor like a sonic drill, thus "'''boring''' [his] way out of prison".prison".
* The RunningGag throughout the series that - even when confronted with clear evidence that Clark and Superman are one and the same - nobody believes that [[ClarkKenting Clark and Superman]] are one and the same.
** Even when he confesses to Lois in Issue 2. She still doesn't believe it all the way up to the final page.

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