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* CarFu: Superman to Metallo. The android is unimpressed.

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* CarFu: Superman to throws a wrecked car at Metallo. The android is unimpressed.



* CelebrityLie: A played-with variation; Jimmy's reputation as "Superman's Pal" isn't due to him, but to Angela Chen; he's originally embarrassed and only starts going along with it later when he realizes the perks of the reputation. Then, at the end, Superman reveals he ''does'' see Jimmy as a close friend (although perhaps not quite as much as Angela implied).

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* CelebrityLie: A played-with variation; Jimmy's reputation as "Superman's Pal" isn't due to him, but to Angela Chen; he's originally embarrassed and only starts going along with it later when he realizes the perks of the reputation. Then, at the end, Superman reveals he ''does'' see Jimmy as a close friend (although perhaps not quite as much as Angela implied).friend.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: But given that she's a frigid supervillain fan girl, Jimmy didn't appear too disappointed.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Metallo's plan was thwarted because he didn't consider if the hostage might try to help his intended victim.
* DistressedDude -> DefiantCaptive: After failing to escape, Jimmy doesn't do much until Superman shows up to rescue him and Metallo tries to kill him. Then he breaks out of the car compactor and grabs Metallo with the car magnet.

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* DefiantCaptive: After discovering the truth, Jimmy tries to escape, but he fails, and Tina drops him into a car compactor. However, then Superman comes to the rescue and falls victim to Metallo. Determined to protect the hero, Jimmy breaks out and grabs Metallo with the car magnet, temporarily immobilizing him.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Jimmy and Tina go on a date after the news story airs, but they don't end up together. But given that she's a frigid supervillain fan girl, Jimmy didn't appear too disappointed.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Metallo's plan was thwarted because to kill Superman for their past altercations worked well up to the point that the hero arrived, at which point he ignored the hostage completely. Because he didn't consider account for what to do if the hostage might try to help his intended victim.
* DistressedDude -> DefiantCaptive: After failing to escape,
Jimmy doesn't do much until Superman shows up to rescue him and Metallo tries to kill him. Then he breaks out of entered the car compactor and grabs Metallo with the car magnet.fight to protect his "friend", he loses again.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Lois, upon Angela reporting on Jimmy Olsen, "Superman's Pal".

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Lois, upon Angela reporting on Jimmy Olsen, "Superman's Pal".Lois is miffed when Angela's manipulated interview airs in the ''Planet'' building, complaining that she would have been a better choice.



* HandBehindHead: Jimmy does the "uncomfortable" variant when Angela Chen pumps him for information about his relationship with Superman.

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* HandBehindHead: Jimmy does rubs the "uncomfortable" variant back of his head in discomfort when Angela Chen pumps him for information about his relationship with Superman.



* RescueReversal: Superman flies into Metallo's trap trying to rescue Jimmy and Jimmy winds up having to save him.

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* RescueReversal: Superman flies into Metallo's trap trying to rescue Jimmy and Tina after the girl sends a fake distress call, and Jimmy winds up having to save him.



* WoundedHeroWeakerHelper: While Superman is within range of Metallo's Kryptonite blasts, he's weakened as the radiation poisons him. However, [[MuggleBestFriend Jimmy]] defeats Metallo by slinging acid from a leaking battery at his open chest compartment, corroding the pieces holding the Kryptonite in place. Supes gives his non-powered friend credit not just for stopping the bad guy, but for saving his life as well.



-->'''Superman''': You lived up to your press, Jimmy. You saved my life again.

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-->'''Superman''': [[AFriendInNeed You lived up to your press, Jimmy.Jimmy]]. You saved my life again.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lois is talking to Perry near an open window. During that time, Superman flies outside. Obviously, the flying causes air to blow and Lois talks about how she has to stop wearing skirts. So Perry likely got a [[PantyShot view of Lois' intimates]].

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lois GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is talking to Perry near an open window. During that time, Superman flies outside. Obviously, on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the flying causes air future, please check the trope page to blow and Lois talks about how she has to stop wearing skirts. So Perry likely got a [[PantyShot view of Lois' intimates]]. make sure your example fits the current definition.

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* ImmoralJournalist: The episode sees ''Daily Planet'' gossip reporter Angela Chen cross ethical lines to get her story. When Superman refuses to give her a statement, she fixes on ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who she saw him thank [[HeroicBystander for helping with the evacuation.]] She convinces him to give her an interview on his relationship to Superman (though Jimmy insists it's just barely a relationship) and then cuts the footage to make it sound like Jimmy is saying that they're close friends and he's saved Superman's life before. This nearly gets him killed when the town crooks start taking the story seriously, but Angela refuses to recant it, instead calling Jimmy ungrateful for rejecting the publicity.


'''Clark:''' Aww, I'm sure Superman likes you too Lois.

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'''Clark:''' Aww, I'm sure Superman likes you too too, Lois.



* FriendshipTrinket: The episode ends on Superman giving Jimmy a watch, both as a thank-you gift for helping him with Metallo and as a way of calling for help if necessary.



** Downplayed; Superman's comment to Jimmy when he tells him to get the story revoked also takes on a slightly different meaning after the end. Originally, the viewer (along with Jimmy) might interpret his calling the situation a mess and warning the young reporter he can't be around every time as an expression of the burden Angela's story put on the hero. After Superman reveals he does care about Jimmy in that way, it comes off more personally.

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** Downplayed; Superman's comment to Jimmy when he tells him to get the story revoked also takes on a slightly different meaning after the end. Originally, the viewer (along with Jimmy) might interpret his calling the situation a mess and warning the young reporter he can't be around to save him every time as an expression of the burden Angela's story Angela put on the hero. hero by falsely claiming he and Jimmy are close. After Superman reveals affirms he does care about Jimmy in that way, it as a friend, the moment comes off as more personally. personal.


* OhCrap: Metallo has a brief one when he realized that Jimmy Olsen had just removed his Kryptonite power source. He has time for a brief shriek before he collapses.

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* OhCrap: Metallo has a brief one short moment of dismay when he realized realizes that Jimmy Olsen had has just removed his Kryptonite power source.source with battery acid. He has time for a brief shriek before he collapses.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: You don't get much more this way than dating a supervillain.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: You don't get much more this way than dating a supervillain.Jimmy's crush Tina turns out to be involved with Metallo.



* AvengingTheVillain: A thug whose friend was arrested by Superman goes after [[RevengeByProxy Jimmy]] in retaliation.

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* AvengingTheVillain: A thug whose friend was arrested by Superman goes after [[RevengeByProxy Jimmy]] aftery Jimmy in retaliation.



* CallBack: Angela Chen mentions the events of "Feeding Time", "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E11SolarPower Solar Power]]", and "Little Girl Lost" during her televised 'interview' - but she doesn't get all of it correct.

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* CallBack: Angela Chen mentions the events of "Feeding Time", "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6FeedingTime Feeding Time]]", "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E11SolarPower Solar Power]]", and "Little "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E27E28LittleGirlLost Little Girl Lost" Lost]]" during her televised 'interview' - but she doesn't get all of it correct.



* HeroicBystander: in the beginning of the episode, Jimmy drags an unconscious man out of a crashed helicopter. At the end, he saves the Man of Steel himself.

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* HeroicBystander: in In the beginning of the episode, Jimmy drags an unconscious man out of a crashed helicopter. At the end, he saves the Man of Steel himself.



* RecycledSoundtrack: This was one of the complaints about the episode.

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* OffModel:
** There are a few moments where Jimmy Olsen's eyebrows change from black to orange.
** When Jimmy listens to the man telling him about a time when Superman saved him from a sinking boat, his irises go invisible, revealing the background of buildings behind him as he walks.
* OhCrap: Metallo has a brief one when he realized that Jimmy Olsen had just removed his Kryptonite power source. He has time for a brief shriek before he collapses.
* QuoteMine: Angela Chen does this to Jimmy Olsen. The poor kid suspects nothing, but the next morning the manipulated 'interview' finds its way onto TV.
* RecycledSoundtrack: This was one of The musical score used during Jimmy's montage is reused from "[[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE7JokersMillions Joker's Millions]]", when the complaints about the episode.Joker had a similar montage.


** Also, Angela Chen. Up until this point in the series, she was simply the other journalist in town, the one who's not quite as competent as Lois or Clark. However, in this episode she suckers Jimmy into an interview he didn't want and uses ManipulativeEditing to change his words into the exact opposite of what he meant. Aside from being a very unethical thing for a reporter to do, it also nearly gets Jimmy killed. ''Twice''. Worse, when he tries to tell her that she has put his life in danger, she laughs him off.

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** Also, Angela Chen. Up until this point in the series, she was simply the other journalist in town, the one who's not quite as competent as Lois or Clark. However, in this episode she suckers Jimmy into an interview he didn't want and uses ManipulativeEditing to change his words into the exact opposite of what he meant. Aside from being a very unethical thing for a reporter to do, it also nearly gets Jimmy killed. ''Twice''. Worse, when he tries to tell her that she has put his life in danger, [[ImmoralJournalist she laughs him off.off]].

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* AccidentalTruth: Angela Chen comes up with the story about Jimmy being Superman's friend purely because she couldn't convince Superman to give her a statement about the rescue but saw him thank Jimmy by name. To Jimmy's surprise, she turns out to have hit on the truth.


* BitchInSheepsClothing: Tina. At the office, she looks like a pretty, [[TheDitz ditzy]] teenage girl. She's actually a hard-hitting manipulator who even Metallo calls cold.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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Tina. At the office, she looks like a pretty, an attractive [[TheDitz ditzy]] teenage girl. She's actually a hard-hitting manipulator who even Metallo calls cold.



* RewatchBonus: A lot of Tina's part in the episode takes on a different meaning after the reveal.
** Originally the viewer attributes Tina suddenly developing an interest in Jimmy after the news story airs to simple social climbing. It turns out she just considered him easier to lure to her boyfriend's place than Lois.
** When a group of thugs attack during their date, Tina starts screaming for Superman. On the first watch, it comes across as a reasonable reaction given what Jimmy told her, but later it turns out she implemented the whole thing as a test to make sure Superman would come when she and Metallo used Jimmy as a hostage.

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* RewatchBonus: RewatchBonus:
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A lot of Tina's part in the episode takes on a different meaning after the reveal.
** *** Originally the viewer attributes Tina suddenly developing an interest in Jimmy after the news story airs to simple social climbing. It turns out she just considered him easier to lure to her boyfriend's place than Lois.
** *** When a group of thugs attack during their date, Tina starts screaming for Superman. On the first watch, it comes across as a reasonable reaction given what Jimmy told her, but later it turns out she implemented the whole thing as a test to make sure Superman would come when she and Metallo used Jimmy as a hostage.
** Downplayed; Superman's comment to Jimmy when he tells him to get the story revoked also takes on a slightly different meaning after the end. Originally, the viewer (along with Jimmy) might interpret his calling the situation a mess and warning the young reporter he can't be around every time as an expression of the burden Angela's story put on the hero. After Superman reveals he does care about Jimmy in that way, it comes off more personally.

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** Also, Angela Chen. Up until this point in the series, she was simply the other journalist in town, the one who's not quite as competent as Lois or Clark. However, in this episode she suckers Jimmy into an interview he didn't want and uses ManipulativeEditing to change his words into the exact opposite of what he meant. Aside from being a very unethical thing for a reporter to do, it also nearly gets Jimmy killed. ''Twice''. Worse, when he tries to tell her that she has put his life in danger, she laughs him off.

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* NoSympathy: Jimmy begs Angela to take back the story, telling her it's already almost gotten him killed. She only scoffs at his lack of gratitude for the publicity and rolls her car window back up.


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* RewatchBonus: A lot of Tina's part in the episode takes on a different meaning after the reveal.
** Originally the viewer attributes Tina suddenly developing an interest in Jimmy after the news story airs to simple social climbing. It turns out she just considered him easier to lure to her boyfriend's place than Lois.
** When a group of thugs attack during their date, Tina starts screaming for Superman. On the first watch, it comes across as a reasonable reaction given what Jimmy told her, but later it turns out she implemented the whole thing as a test to make sure Superman would come when she and Metallo used Jimmy as a hostage.


* FriendshipMoment: between Superman and Jimmy at the end of the episode. [[Heartwarming/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries The hero reassures his young colleague that he's done well and gives him the famous signal watch in case he's ever in trouble.]]

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* FriendshipMoment: between Superman and Jimmy at the end of the episode. [[Heartwarming/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries The hero reassures his young colleague that he's done well and gives him the famous signal watch in case he's ever in trouble.]]



* HopelessSuitor: Tina doesn't want Jimmy's attention, until the news story airs.

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* HopelessSuitor: Tina Jimmy has a crush on Tina, who doesn't want Jimmy's attention, his attention until the news story airs.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tina.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tina.Tina, who acts like a ditzy intern while playing double agent for Metallo the entire episode.



* ShootingSuperman: When Superman turns up to save Jimmy from getting mauled by a gang of thugs, [[WhatAnIdiot one of them]] tries to hit him with a metal bar. Superman {{lampshades}} this:

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* ShootingSuperman: When Superman turns up to save Jimmy from getting mauled by a gang of thugs, [[WhatAnIdiot one of them]] tries to hit him the hero with a metal bar. Superman {{lampshades}} this:



* SmugSnake: Metallo believes a superhero who is vulnerable to his power source and a teenager cannot possibly defeat him.

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* SmugSnake: Metallo believes a superhero who is vulnerable to his power source and a teenager cannot possibly defeat him.him, leading to yet another humiliating loss for the android.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to Tina after Jimmy locked her in the closet. But it's very likely she got arrested.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: First Clark tells Jimmy that "you're selling yourself short", then Superman drops by to break him out of his slump.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to Tina after Jimmy locked her in the closet. But closet (though it's very likely she got arrested.
arrested).
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: First When Jimmy originally tells Clark he (Jimmy) is a nobody, Clark tells Jimmy him that "you're selling yourself short", then but the crashing helicopter distracts both their attentions from the pep talk. At the end, Superman drops by to break him his teenage coworker out of his slump.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Lois, upon Angela reporting on Jimmy Olsen, "Superman's Pal".
-->'''Lois:''' First, Superman saved us from Luminus and not the other way around. And second, what am I, chopped liver?!\\
'''Clark:''' Aww, I'm sure Superman likes you too Lois.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to Tina after Jimmy locked her in the closet.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to Tina after Jimmy locked her in the closet. But it's very likely she got arrested.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lois is talking to Perry near an open window. During that time, Superman flies outside. Obviously, the flying causes air to blow and Lois talks about how she has to stop wearing skirts. So Perry likely got a [[PantyShot view of Lois' intimates]].



-->'''Superman''': You lived up to your press, Jimmy. You saved my life again.

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-->'''Superman''': You lived up to your press, Jimmy. You saved my life again.again.
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* AvengingTheVillain: A thug whose friend was arrested by Superman goes after [[RevengeByProxy Jimmy]] in retaliation.

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