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Father Daniel Leone[1] is the local clergyman assigned to the Trinity Lutheran Church[1] in the town of Smallville, Kansas.


Man of SteelEdit

Giving Clark guidanceEdit

Daniel Leone

Father Leone advises Clark

After hearing the extra-terrestrial message transmitted by General Zod, Clark Kent seeked guidance on what to do. Father Leone likewise watched the broadcast and while watching a televised news story on the message, Clark entered the church searching for advice. Clark expressed his distrust of Zod, but voiced his doubts of humanity as well. As Clark began to leave, Leone suggested that he take a leap of faith, leaving the trust part till later.[2]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeEdit

Presiding at Clark's funeralEdit

Two years later, Father Leone presided over Clark's funeral after the latter is seemingly killed at the hands of the monster Doomsday. Leone delivers the eulogy, containing the biblical resurrection prophecy from Isaiah 26:19.


  • In the DC Comics universe, Father Leone is a pastor in Metropolis, who Superman confides in after Lois Lane disappears in an event dubbed The Vanishing. Leone is later revealed to be dying from cancer and enlists a "cure" from the villain Equus, which actually turns out to be a horrific biological experiment that transforms Leone into an enhanced version of Equus called Pilate.

External LinksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cox, Greg (2013). Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization. Titan Books. ISBN 978-1781165997. 
  2. Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.

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