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    Season 1 

  • When Trixie tells Lucifer how she was in a fight with a girl picking on her, Lucifer goes to the girl to tell her of the "special level of Hell reserved for bullies". The girl just has a bored "so?" expression...until Lucifer shows her his glowing eyes and she screams in terror.
    • It's a bit fridge horror-ish when you see how he does it. Rather than simply flickering up his eyes like he does with his whole face for adults, he slowly pulls apart his irises and pupils, tearing the human veil away like a set of curtains. He only snaps said illusion back in place when Chloe hears the scream and storms out into the corridor!
  • Lucifer actually catching the perp responsible for assassinating Delilah in the streets of Los Angeles.

The Would-Be Prince of Darkness

  • Joe confesses to killing Ali, saying it was an accident and he "squeezed too hard". He tries to walk out, but Lucifer grabs him and, with one hand, sends Joe flying through the glass window of the office to smash into the one next door. The camera shows Chloe gaping open-mouthed along with everyone else.

Sweet Kicks

  • Maze single-handedly kicks the asses of an entire biker gang without breaking a sweat, and she does it without using any obviously supernatural powers.

Favorite Son

  • Trixie managing to blackmail her daddy for a whole year supply of chocolate cake. Cross into Funny Moments

  • We finally see Lucifer's wings, and they are a sight to behold. Granted, the first air we see are fake, but the real wings are every bit as beautiful as one would expect.


  • The actual wings are mounted full-spread in the home of a private owner and are as beautiful as you would expect, even more so when the camera places Lucifer squarely between them. You half-expect light to start beaming from him.
  • When he figures out the wings were stolen thanks to Amenadiel, Lucifer sets them on fire and makes it clear he's never going back to Hell.

A Priest Walks Into a Bar

  • A Good Shepherd knowingly manages to befriend the actual devil. As in, a mutual friendship. Let that sink in.

  • First, the priest manages to use the Power of Love to dissuade one of his churchgoers from going to the Dark Side while said person was pointing a gun at him. Cue Father Frank's heroic sacrifice as he took a bullet meant for the aforementioned parishioner. He even takes the remaining time he has to try and reassure Lucifer that he believes that Lucifer is not beyond redemption. Crossed with Heartwarming and Tearjerker.


  • Lucifer and Amenadiel have a brutal fight, slamming each other about and are ready to kill each other when Maze interrupts to trash both men for using her for their own purposes. She throws down her knives and snaps that she's on her own. This makes both men chagrined enough to stop fighting.

Take Me Back To Hell

  • Dan finally comes clean to Chloe about his shooting long ago. She immediately punches him in the face.
  • With a police manhunt out for him, Lucifer goes to the one place they'll never look for him: the police station.
  • Facing a horde of goons, Lucifer and Amenadiel go literal Bash Brothers on them to smash them apart in seconds.

     Season 2 
Lady Parts

  • A "girl's night" between Chloe, Maze, Linda and Ella leads them to a brawl with another pack of women. Even drunk, Maze is able to hold her own with a smashed pool cue to knock some guys back.

My Little Monkey

  • Lucifer and Chloe arrive back at her place, dejected that the killer is still out there...only to discover the killer tied up inside with Maze sat next to him. In other words, Maze tracked down the killer in a single night. By herself. Because she was bored. Looks like she found a job she's perfect for.
    • The real kicker is that Lucifer and Chloe left before she did in order to find him. And she managed to not only catch the guy after they lost him, but get back before them.
  • A meta example: Tom Ellis switching perfectly in-and-out of his British accent while speaking to Dan, some major props for the actor.

Trip to Stabby Town

  • Dan actually manages to fight against the blade's violent influence, stopping himself from killing Lucifer. For context, absolutely no other human who came under the blade's power managed to stop themselves using it. Even Lucifer himself is impressed.

Quid Pro Ho

  • Maze versus Triad martial arts expert. No spoiler for guessing how that ends.
    Kang: (armed with two swords) Choose your weapon!
  • The trial has ended with a not guilty verdict. Perry is scot-free... until Dan comes up to him and lets him know that the Russians know he killed Boris. Cue Perry getting what he so richly deserves.
    Maze: I'm impressed. I didn't think you had it in you.
  • Lucifer almost goes full devil when he finds out that his mother almost blew Chloe up.

Stewardess Interruptus

  • Lucifer driving like crazy down a runway in order to stop a plane from taking off and a suspect from getting away.
  • When Lucifer is confronted by the murderer, Bert, said murderer insults Jana, the woman he killed (and the woman Lucifer slept with). Cue Lucifer going full devil on Bert's ass.

A Good Day to Die

  • Lucifer's plan to save Chloe: He has Maze kill him (though he ends up killing himself because Maze can't bring herself to do it), sending him to Hell to find the professor, get the formula for the antidote, then has Linda resurrect him. Talk about friends going through Hell for each other.
    • When he gets stuck, his mom goes down to retrieve him. Crosses into Funny Moment with Maze's reaction and then Tear Jerker with the music as Lucifer leaves and is revived.
    • After his mom arrives and mentions Chloe's name, Lucifer realizes exactly why he killed Uriel: to protect Chloe and his mother. It's at this point that he's free of his guilt and, by extension, his nightmare in Hell. That makes him the first person to walk out of his cell, as even his mother is later trapped by her own guilt for hurting her sons.
  • Amenadiel vs. three security guards. Even without his Angelic powers, Amenadiel fights them off with ease. In fact, when he puts himself in the middle of a door frame, they can barely even budge him.
  • A slightly understated one: Dan and Ella are willing to break into a storehouse and steal the last ingredient needed to make the antidote; they don't even consider the consequences of being caught committing a crime.

Candy Morningstar

  • Lucifer and Candy's marriage turns out to be all faked in order to get information out of Charlotte. Not a single person caught onto this. This includes two detectives, a trained therapist, a demon who knows Lucifer better than anyone, and his own family. Candy really does deserve some kind of award for her performance.
  • At a club with a punk vibe, Lucifer breaks in to the middle of a performance, takes the stage and sings the Bangles' "Eternal Flame" as a double-play to both make up with Chloe and locate the witness they're searching for. And the crowd eats it up. Even Chloe is won over. Anyone else would have gotten booed off stage at best, possibly assaulted at worst.

God Johnson

  • Lucifer and God Johnson casually strolling through the chaos caused by the other patients is nothing short of awesome.

The Good, the Bad and the Crispy

  • The ending: Lucifer finally has his wings back.


     Season 3 

Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith

  • Everything Maze does in this episode. Nuff said.
    • The most impressive is when she's hiding behind a table, taking cover from a woman shooting at her and her bounty. She then takes out a knife and, without looking, throws it over the table. We then hear a thud and a groan of pain from the woman.

Off The Record

  • In only a couple of minutes and without realizing that he's even done so Lucifer convinces a serial killer not to kill him. Just by being himself.

Chloe Does Lucifer

The Sinnerman

  • The man himself taking his eyes out to prevent Lucifer from reading him.

The Sin Bin

  • The Sinnerman was able to completely resist Maze's torture methods. Considering that Maze loves her old day job, that's some feat.
  • Also, once he knows what he's looking for, Lucifer very quickly figures out that Marcus is actually the biblical Cain.

City of Angels

  • Chloe proving over the course of the episode that she earned her detective rank, even when Dan was putting her down.

All About Her

  • When she finds out that Marcus yelled at Ella, Charlotte tells him off while offering him coffee. "Cream? Sugar? Or do you take it dark and bitter like your soul?" Would you like some ice for that burn, Pierce?

Til Death Do Us Part

  • Lucifer effortlessly takes down a bunch of Mooks in an epic Hallway Fight, either by using his Super Strength to beat them into unconsciousness or by redirecting their guns/attacks into each other. Appropiately, the fight is set to SHINee's Lucifer.

My Brother's Keeper

  • Amenadiel besting Pierce in the fight at Lux. While seeming to be more of a standstill in terms of victors, we do see Amenadiel fatally (or near-fatally) hurt Pierce twice and that's just what is shown. While Pierce can come back death (and rather quickly too), Amenadiel can't come back at all without external help, as shown with Lucifer. This means that Amenadiel successfully fought off a millennia old fighter until both were exhausted without any serious injuries to himself and without his powers.

The Angel of San Bernardino

  • Evilly awesome, but Maze revealing that she was behind the plan to distract Lucifer away from Chloe so Pierce could move in on her. What's more, her explanation as to how and why it worked is 100% true, and it's probably why Lucifer manages to finally get his act together in the season's remaining episodes.
    Maze: I know the only thing that matters to you more than Chloe: You. Easiest way to spin you around is to delve into those Daddy issues. "I can't get rid of my wings! Daddy's controlling me! Wah. Wah. Wah."

Quintessential Deckerstar

  • When Charlotte sees the face of a man who she recognizes from her Hell loop, she doesn't stop until she proves him guilty and manages to catch not one but two killers (even though the first one they catch is a lot more sympathetic than the guy they're really after). Not to mention that during the investigation, she stands up to her previous partner/lover at her old law firm, calling out him and everyone there on their actions and telling them to their faces that they're all going to Hell.
    • Crossing over into Tear Jerker: When Charlotte sees Pierce in the bushes about to shoot Amenadiel, she immediately jumps in the way and takes the bullets for him.
  • Maze vs. Cain. Maze initially wins, but Cain tricks her into believing that Linda's in danger before knocking her out.
  • A quiet moment, but no less awesome for it: after two seasons of struggling and hating himself, Amenadiel finally forgives himself, and his wings unfold, as majestic and beautiful as ever. He then tells the dying Charlotte that they're going home, and flies her soul to Heaven, saving her from the damnation that she's been sure she was heading for.

A Devil of My Word

  • At first, Chloe is skeptical of Dan's theory that Pierce killed Charlotte. Then Pierce makes an announcement to the precinct about Charlotte's murder, and his actions alone make Chloe realize that he did it. Less than a minute of seeing him talk was enough for her to figure it out. There's a reason she's the best detective at the station.
  • Maze vs Cain's goons. She wakes up from the drugs he gave her last episode to find herself chained to a pipe and menaced by a pair of thugs. She instantly breaks free and, despite still being woozy from the drugs, proceeds to beat the hell out of them. Somewhat battered and wobbly, she staggers round the corner to find a bunch more goons waiting for her... and we next see her in Linda's office, covered in blood and carrying a knife; her dialogue establishes that she had to fight twelve men and run four miles to get there.
  • Lucifer puts a major hurting on Cain's men, dealing out a Curb-Stomp Battle to them (using his wings!), and then fights Cain himself, dodging or blocking almost every blow, before breaking his arm and stabbing Maze's blade into his chest. They really should have known better than to try and hurt Chloe.
    • And the icing on the cake. As Cain smugly assumes he's going to heaven (as he lacks any guilt over his murder of Abel) Lucifer helpfully reminds him that was before he gunned down Charlotte. And verbally tears him down about his real destination.
  • The episode's ending: Chloe finally learns the truth about Lucifer.
    • Made even better by Netflix picking up the show after Fox canceled it. This massive cliffhanger will not be the end!

     Season 4 
Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno
  • Lucifer calmly strolling out of a massive building explosion completely unscathed, then mildly shrugging it off to Chloe off as a benefit of spending years in the literal Inferno.

O, Ye Of Little Faith, Father

  • Dan and Maze beat up an entire street gang. And Dan's a much more equal part of the fight than you might expect.

All About Eve

  • With Chloe now keeping her distance from Lucifer, he's able to mow through a whole rowdy bar, and even when Chloe shows up and makes him vulnerable, he barely reacts to being skewered with a pool cue. Extra points to the waitress who casually helps Eve out in the middle of serving a table.

Expire Erect

  • Ella disarms a bomb she's never seen before, while hopped up out of her mind.
  • Dan manages to covertly send a message to Chloe under the hostage taker's nose with a sandwich.

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