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  • Absentee Actor:
    • Linda doesn't appear in "Wingman", "The Weaponizer", "What Would Lucifer Do?", "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards", "The Sin Bin", "City of Angels?" (Justified since it's an Origins Episode), "Til Death Do Us Part" and "Boo Normal".
    • Ella is completely absent from "Monster", "Stewardess Interruptus", "Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith", "City of Angels?" (Justified since it's an Origins Episode) and "Til Death Do Us Part".
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    • Amenadiel and Lucifer's mom are absent in "My Little Monkey". This is likely due to the heavy focus on Chloe's backstory and Lucifer dealing with the fallout of revealing his true face to Linda from the aforementioned episode.
    • Trixie doesn't appear in a number of episodes, most likely due to child labour laws.
    • Maze does not appear in the first few episodes of season 3, only appearing in the episodes that were held over from the second season (see Out Of Order below). This is due to Lesley-Ann Brandt being in the final stages of her pregnancy and giving birth.
  • The Cast Show Off:
    • Tom Ellis (Lucifer) is a pretty good singer. He opens episode 6 of the first season with a very good rendition of "Sinnerman", his rendition of "All Along The Watchtower" by Bob Dylan is particularly impressive (sung in the first episode of season 2), and he sings "Eternal Flame" in "Candy Morningstar". The showing off continues into Season 4, when the first thing the viewer sees in "Everything's Okay" is Lucifer singing Radiohead's "Creep". He's also a good juggler.
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    • Lesley-Ann Brandt gets a chance to show off her own singing chops in "Save Lucifer" with a performance of "Wonderwall" by Oasis.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Kevin Alejandro (Dan) directed the episode "Once Upon a Time" that was one of a pair of episodes shown in the last week of May 2018, the other being "Boo Normal".
  • Fan Community Nicknames: "Lucifans" tends to crop up as a nickname for the show's fans.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • In "The One With the Baby Carrot", Lucifer drops the term "Lucifans" as a potential name for his lovers when informed that "Chuckle Bunnies" is a term for chicks who like to have sex with comedians.
    • "Quintessential Deckerstar" drops the Portmanteau Couple Name of the Lucifer/Chloe paring.
  • Fan Nickname: Lucifer's mother/Charlotte is nicknamed in some circles as "Momlotte", given that her real name has yet to be revealed.
    • Ultimately the show just went with “Goddess”, despite God actually having a name in The Bible, YHVH/YHWH, the closest pronounceable approximation being Yahweh.
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  • Genius Bonus: Several. For instance, in one episode, Lucifer states that Oscar Wilde was straight before he met our titular devil. Knowledgeable viewers will know that Wilde, while famous today for his homosexuality, had sexual affairs with several women before he married. Only after his wedding did he seem to have started having sex with men exclusively(besides his wife, of course). It's theorized that one of the reasons was since his rationlized same sex as not really cheating.
  • Hide Your Pregnancy: Maze wears slightly looser-fitting tops in the last few episodes of Season 2, as Lesley-Ann Brandt was pregnant at the time of filming.
  • I Knew It!:
    • After the Behind the Scenes look for episode 14 "Candy Morningstar" was released, plenty of fans correctly guessed that Lucifer's marriage to Candy was fake.
    • Likewise, many people managed to guess that Lucifer gets his wings back in 2x18.
    • After a writer dropped a hint that the season finale would end on a cliffhanger, a number of people managed to guess that the cliffhanger would be Chloe discovering the truth about Lucifer.
  • Lying Creator: During the filming of the Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths (2019) event, fans spotted Tom Ellis in the Vancouver area, leading to instant speculation that Lucifer would be part of the crossover. Ellis announced he had simply been visiting a friend on set to shoot the rumors down. Sure enough, Lucifer did pop in Episode Three for a brief cameo.
  • The Other Marty: In the unaired pilot, Dan was played by Nicholas Gonzalez, before being replaced with Kevin Alejandro.
  • Older Than They Look: Ella looks like she's in her late 20's but is played by Aimee Garcia who was 39 when she assumed the role, and in her early 40's in later seasons.
  • Out of Order: "Mr. and Mrs. Mazikeen Smith", "Vegas With Some Radish", "Off the Record" and "City of Angels?" were originally meant to be season 2 episodes but they were moved to season 3. Likewise, two standalone episodes were produced at the end of season 3 with the intention of showing them in season 4, but FOX cancelled the series and later announced they would be airing the two episodes a couple of weeks later. While one is confirmed to be a What If episode, the second would be set in the show's timeline so would subtly show hints of the season 3 finale's aftermath, namely Chloe's reaction to knowing who Lucifer really is.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Tom Welling is best known for his many years playing Messianic Archetype Clark Kent. Here, he's Cain, the world's first murderer.
    • A doctor in a plastic mask gives a Sadistic Choice to a successful person: cut off what makes you successful, i.e. an actor's face, a surgeon's hands, etc., or an innocent person will die horribly. The man behind the mask? Tim Dekay, known mostly for playing Incorruptible Pure Pureness Lawful Good good guys. And because he's such a typecast actor, the viewers never see The Reveal coming.
  • Real-Life Relative: In "My Little Monkey" Chloe's father is played by Chris Payne Gilbert who is married to Lesley-Ann Brandt in real life.
  • Throw It In!:
    • In "Stewardess Interruptus", after Lucifer says "Good. 'Cause the last thing I need is a Step-Dan", Kevin Alejandro improvised the answer "You say some weird things, man".
    • In "Deceptive Little Parasite", Maze kissing Chloe was improvised by Lesley-Ann Brandt.
    • Tom Ellis seems to be doing this a lot in season 3. Once an episode at least.
      • "They're Back, Aren't They?" included the line "Careful, I bruise like a peach" while he's getting kidnapped.
      • "The One With the Baby Carrot" has him noticing a giant rooster and exclaims, "That's the biggest cock I've ever seen."
      • "Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith" has him bopping Chloe playfully on the nose. Her reaction was also improvised in response.
      • According to Lindsey Gort (who plays Candy), after her Spit Take in "Vegas With Some Radish" Ellis addlibed "ah, so you're a squirter". Unfortunately, it didn't make into the episode.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Maze was originally going to be played by Lina Esco, but Lesley-Ann Brandt got the part instead.
    • Two season 3 episodes - Boo Normal and Once Upon a Time - were moved to a potential fourth season but unfortunately the show was cancelled. FOX later announced that they would air the two episodes back to back a couple of weeks later (and then a month later Netflix renewed the show for season 4).
  • Written-In Infirmity: Rachael Harris' pregnancy was written-in in season 4 with Linda getting pregnant with Amenadiel's son.


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