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Lionel Luthor had many near-death experiences:
|Image||Episode||Episode Name||Near-death experience|
|1x21||Tempest||During the tornadoes of 2002, Lionel was trapped under a column in the Luthor Mansion. Lex Luthor hesitated to take action, then decided to save his father's life.|
|2x06||Nocturne||Byron Moore, a victim of Metron Pharmaceutical Labs, tried to kill Lionel with his bare hands. He was stopped by Clark Kent.|
|2x10||Skinwalker||Kyla Willowbrook turned into a wolf in order to attack Lionel. Clark managed to stop her.|
|2x12||Insurgence||Lionel was taken hostage by an insurgence team, along with Martha Kent. Pine, the leader of the insurgence team, threatened Lionel with a drill to his head. Clark used his super speed to disarm him, then Lionel shot Pine in the back.|
|2x13||Suspect||Sheriff Ethan Miller shot Lionel in order to take revenge on him. Lionel was disabled, but ultimately survived his attack.|
|3x02||Phoenix||Clark Kent used his heat vision to blow up a propane tank up from inside of a truck. Lionel happened to be walking towards the truck, and the explosion nearly killed Lionel and his bodyguard.|
|3x16||Crisis||Lionel nearly committed suicide due to his incurable liver disease.|
|3x17||Legacy||Lionel almost died from choking during a fight with Jonathan Kent, but Clark saved him.|
|3x20||Talisman||Jeremiah Holdsclaw was about to stab Lionel to death with a mystical knife, known as Palak.|
|4x02||Gone||An inmate stabbed Lionel while the latter was taking a shower.|
|4x06||Transference||Lionel only had months to live because of the liver disease, but was healed in the second soul transference with Clark.|
|4x21||Forever||Genevieve Teague captured Lex and Lionel, and tortured them both in a log cabin. Lex and Lionel escaped, and Lionel shot Jason Teague (albeit not fatally).|
|5x13||Vengeance||Andrea Rojas threatened to kill Lionel in order to take revenge on him. If Clark hadn't been around, Lionel would have fallen to death.|
|5x19||Mercy||A disgruntled LuthorCorp employee put Lionel through a series of life and death tests, along with Martha Kent. Lionel and Martha were eventually saved by Clark Kent.|
|5x22||Vessel||Lex struck Lionel with his newfound Kryptonian powers, tossing him onto the hood of his car.|
|6x19||Nemesis||Lionel was severely injured when an explosion occurred inside the Smallville tunnels.|
|6x22||Phantom||Lionel attacked Bizarro with green kryptonite. But this process only seemed to make him stronger, and he threw Lionel against a grate, knocking him unconscious, pinned under rubble in a rapidly flooding dam.|
|7x05||Action||Lana Lang paid Marilyn to imprison Lionel in a log cabin. He eventually escaped and killed Marilyn.|
|7x08||Blue||Zor-El tracked down Jor-El's vessel, Lionel, and threatened his life. Clark Kent arrived and saved Lionel.|
|7x16||Descent||Lionel was killed after being pushed out a 40 story window in LuthorCorp Plaza by Lex.|
|10x10||Luthor||An alternate reality Lionel Luthor gets pushed aside by Clark.|
|10x13||Beacon||The alternate-Lionel was pistol-whipped by "Alexander Luthor" than left in the Luthor Mansion as it burned to ground.|
|10x22||Finale, Part 2||The alternate-Lionel was killed by Darkseid after selling his soul to revitalize Lex.|
- Lionel has twice been imprisoned and tortured in log cabins (once by Genevieve Teague and once by Lana Lang).
- Lionel almost died of a fatal liver disease, but was saved when Clark's soul entered and left his body. (Transference)
- Lionel finally fell 40 stories to his death after Lex pushed him out of a LuthorCorp window. (Descent)
- Unknowingly set up by Dominic Sanatori and Malcolm Barnes, Lex believes that Lionel stole money from his account, and plans to shoot him in retaliation. (Chimera, Part 1)
- Lex is about to shoot Lionel only to discover that his money wasn't stolen until now. Before anything else can happen, Lionel's security arrives. (Chimera, Part 2)
- Lionel's life has been at risk 20 times since his introduction in Season One until his death in Descent.
- Lionel from Earth 2 had two near-death experiences in Season Ten until his death in the series finale.
- Both Lionels are killed by two of Clark Kent/Superman's enemies: The Lionel from Earth-1 was killed by Lex, and the Lionel from Earth-2 was killed by Darkseid.