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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Season 1, Episode 6 (17 Oct. 1993): “Requiem for a Superhero”
by Robert Killebrew, Randall Zisk

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 1, Episode 6

Title: “Requiem for a Superhero”

Medium: television series episode

Original airdate: 17 Oct. 1993

Publisher: ABC
Written by: Robert Killebrew
Directed by: Randall Zisk


9 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
The Justice League; Kryptonians...  DC 13,409
Lois Lane Lois Lane supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Raleigh College
[Superman's girlfriend, then wife]
DC 3,859
Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen supporting character hero
CBR Scale: I Lutheran
The Legion of Super-Heroes
[Superman's pal]
DC 1,896
Perry White Perry White supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Baptist; Elvis worship (ordained)
[Superman's (Clark Kent's) boss; Daily Planet editor] DC 1,574
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive father] DC 816
Martha Kent Martha Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive mother] DC 827
Lex Luthor Lex Luthor villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian (lapsed); Nietzschean atheist
Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 1,508
Cat Grant Cat Grant supporting character
CBR Scale: M Catholic (lapsed); promiscuous hedonist
[Daily Planet gossip columnist; co-worker of Clark Kent] DC 140
Sam Lane Sam Lane supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic
[Lois Lane's father] DC Warner Brothers 84

BELOW: Lex Luthor obsessively throws darts into cardboard cutout picture of Superman:

Lex Luthor obsessively throws darts into cardboard cutout picture of Superman larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 1, Episode 6 (17 Oct. 1993). Written by Robert Killebrew. Directed by Randall Zisk.

Timecode: 14 minutes, 26 seconds: Already, by episode 5 of the first season of Lois & Clark, Lex Luthor is so obsessed with Superman that he is seen spending some of his leisure time throwing darts into a cardboard cutout of Superman.

Timecode: 17 minutes, 22 seconds: Lex Luthor orders the murder of Allie Dinello, a boxing trainer who happens to be a friend of Lois Lane's. After Lex Luthor receives word that the killing has gone as planned, he talks to himself in the mirror. This monologue illustrates something of the depths of Luthor's moral depravity and sociopathy. He truly thinks of nobody but himself and thinks of himself as being above the religious values, ethics and morality of "common man."

Assassin (or his go-between, on phone): It's done.

Lex Luthor: Are you sure?

Assassin: Positive.

Lex Luthor hangs up the phone. He begins speaking, as if to another person. But at the end of his monologue we see he is only looking at a mirror.

BELOW: Lex Luthor disppoints himself whenever he commits murder:

Lex Luthor disppoints himself whenever he commits murder larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 1, Episode 6 (17 Oct. 1993). Written by Robert Killebrew. Directed by Randall Zisk.

Lex Luthor: It's . . . always such an embarrassment . . . having to do away with someone. It's like announcing to the world that you lack the savvy and the finesse to deal with the problem more creatively. I mean, there have been times, naturally, when I've had to have people eliminated, but it's always . . . saddened me. I've always felt like . . . I've let myself down somehow.