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** Anything that offers fanserive featuring [[NauseaFuel underage girls]] or UnfortunateImplications.

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** Anything that offers fanserive fanservice featuring [[NauseaFuel underage girls]] or UnfortunateImplications. UnfortunateImplications.



** Inverted in his ASBAR#1-2 review, Linkara wonders why the killer shot Dick Grayson [[InsistentTerminology Age 12's]] parents rather than make it look like an accident, especially since they are so determined afterwards to pass it off as an accident.

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** Inverted in his ASBAR#1-2 ''ASBAR'' #12 review, Linkara wonders why the killer shot Dick Grayson [[InsistentTerminology Age 12's]] parents rather than make it look like an accident, especially since they are so determined afterwards to pass it off as an accident.
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-->"Well I'm back from being imprisoned onboard Lord Vyce's ship and I'm ready to review again! That's why today we're digging into ''ComicBook/{{Cable}} #2''! [[{{Beat}} *realizes what he just said* ]] ...I quit!"
* RantInducingSlight: [[spoiler: Lian Harper's death, on the heels of her father's near-fatal maiming]] in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice''. Despite everything else wrong with the comic, it is this specific moment that makes him hate it and subsequently ruins [[spoiler: all previous appearances of Lian]] for him, especially since [[spoiler: Lian's a {{Muggle}} supporting character, making her death the least likely to be retconned]].
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Linkara takes offence at the use of rape as a cheap narrative device, as explained in his critique of "Identity Crisis".

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-->"Well I'm back from being imprisoned onboard on board Lord Vyce's ship ship, and I'm ready to review again! That's why today we're digging into ''ComicBook/{{Cable}} #2''! [[{{Beat}} *realizes what he just said* ]] ...said*]] ...I quit!"
* RantInducingSlight: [[spoiler: Lian [[spoiler:Lian Harper's death, on the heels of her father's near-fatal maiming]] in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice''. Despite everything else wrong with the comic, it is this specific moment that makes him hate it and subsequently ruins [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all previous appearances of Lian]] for him, especially since [[spoiler: Lian's [[spoiler:Lian's a {{Muggle}} supporting character, making her death the least likely to be retconned]].
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Linkara takes offence at the use of rape as a cheap narrative device, as explained in his critique of "Identity Crisis".''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.



---> "Next to him is a grasshopper holding a gun now there's a sentence I never thought I'd be saying when I started this show!"
---> "'The [[InherentlyFunnyWords Duck]] [[TheEmpire Empire]].' That was a thing that was just said."

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---> "Next --->"Next to him is a grasshopper holding a gun now there's a sentence I never thought I'd be saying when I started this show!"
---> "'The --->"'The [[InherentlyFunnyWords Duck]] [[TheEmpire Empire]].' That was a thing that was just said."



-->'''90's Kid:''' *Nirvana plays* Duuuuuude, I- wait. *RecordNeedleScratch* Did you just vaporize a pregnant chick? Dude, that- that's not cool, man. That's not cool.

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-->'''90's Kid:''' *Nirvana plays* Duuuuuude, I- I-- wait. *RecordNeedleScratch* Did you just vaporize a pregnant chick? Dude, that- that-- that's not cool, man. That's not cool.



--> '''Linkara (as Gordon):''' Repeat what you say so we don't have to show the other side of the conversation?

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--> '''Linkara -->'''Linkara (as Gordon):''' Repeat what you say so we don't have to show the other side of the conversation?



** Again in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation #2'', because the bad guys are [[spoiler:alien [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas grinches]]]].

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** Again in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation #2'', because the bad guys are [[spoiler:alien [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas grinches]]]].grinches]].]]



* RootingForTheEmpire:[[invoked]] Linkara pretty much seems to be rooting for Snowflame in New Guardians #2, liking the [[SoBadItsGood insane, cocaine powered, cocaine worshiping supervillain]] more than the bland racist stereotypes that were the comic's heroes.

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* RootingForTheEmpire:[[invoked]] Linkara pretty much seems to be rooting for Snowflame in New ''New Guardians #2, #2'', liking the [[SoBadItsGood insane, cocaine powered, cocaine worshiping cocaine-powered, cocaine-worshiping supervillain]] more than the bland racist stereotypes that were the comic's heroes.



* RuleOfFunny: During "Secret Origins Month", he says repeatedly that he is judging these decades-old comics based on modern standards just because it is funny, and [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny they were good for their time.]] This is also why he does the entire last fourth of his New Kids on the Block review in rhyme.
---> '''Linkara:''' I'll continue the summary in rhyme since it's funny. If you prefer something else, "Hey look at the pretty bunny".

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* RuleOfFunny: During "Secret Origins Month", he says repeatedly that he is judging these decades-old comics based on modern standards just because it is funny, and [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny they were good for their time.]] time]]. This is also why he does the entire last fourth of his New Kids on the Block review in rhyme.
---> '''Linkara:''' --->'''Linkara:''' I'll continue the summary in rhyme since it's funny. If you prefer something else, "Hey look at the pretty bunny".



** In some of the earlier episodes, Linkara used "Combine Harvester" by The Wurzels this way. The song itself is not about someone going insane, but it plays whenever ''Linkara's'' sanity starts to slip, such as at the end of the ''Doom's IV'' and ''Amazons Attack'' reviews. Up until ''Ultimatum #3-4'', however, it hadn't been used since ''Maximum Clonage''.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' #2 review, [[spoiler: "Forgetting You" from ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'']] seemed to have replaced it, but was only used in said review and the ''Marville'' #3 one.
** [[spoiler: It comes back with a vengeance for the review of '' Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice''.]]
** An entire recollection of clips when Linkara losts it alongside "Combine Harvester" was shown in the ''Marville'' #6-7 review

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** In some of the earlier episodes, Linkara used "Combine Harvester" by The Wurzels this way. The song itself is not about someone going insane, but it plays whenever ''Linkara's'' sanity starts to slip, such as at the end of the ''Doom's IV'' and ''Amazons Attack'' reviews. Up until ''Ultimatum #3-4'', #34'', however, it hadn't been used since ''Maximum Clonage''.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' #2 review, [[spoiler: "Forgetting [[spoiler:"Forgetting You" from ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'']] seemed to have replaced it, but was only used in said review and the ''Marville'' #3 one.
** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It comes back with a vengeance for the review of '' Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice''.]]
** An entire recollection of clips when Linkara losts lost it alongside "Combine Harvester" was shown in the ''Marville'' #6-7 #67 review



* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: 90's Kid did this during his review of ''Freak Force''. He actually read the sound effects out loud and even summarized the battle using nothing but sound effects.

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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: 90's '90s Kid did this during his review of ''Freak Force''. He actually read the sound effects out loud and even summarized the battle using nothing but sound effects.



** In-universe [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: Danny Chase, regarded as one of the most hated ComicBook/TeenTitans members, happens to be Linkara's ''favourite superhero of all time.'' [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer He's not even kidding.]]

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** In-universe [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: Danny Chase, regarded as one of the most hated ComicBook/TeenTitans members, happens to be Linkara's ''favourite superhero of all time.'' time''. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer He's not even kidding.]]



** His review of ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' #7 as him doing this at [[spoiler: seeing Troll taking a shower.]]
** In his review of ''Trouble'' #2, his reaction to the idea of [[spoiler: Franchise/SpiderMan's dad masturbating.]]
*** Followed by [[spoiler: Richie]]'s face during sex in the ''Trouble'' #3 one.

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** His review of ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' #7 as him doing this at [[spoiler: seeing [[spoiler:seeing Troll taking a shower.]]
** In his review of ''Trouble'' #2, his reaction to the idea of [[spoiler: Franchise/SpiderMan's [[spoiler:Franchise/SpiderMan's dad masturbating.]]
*** Followed by [[spoiler: Richie]]'s [[spoiler:Ben Parker]]'s face during sex in the ''Trouble'' #3 one.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Linkara arrives 30 years into his own future and is horrified to discover that his future self ''still'' reviews bad comics, ''still'' lives in his parents' basement, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has lost his hat]]. Linkara proclaims that he will go back and change everything, and when he leaves the timeline does indeed change...[[spoiler: but the only real change is that he has his hat back.]]
** Replayed in the 200th Episode review of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' where he once again peers into the future to see his older self still reviewing comics and complaining about losing his old hat. When shown the alternate future where he ''stops'' reviewing comics everything is the same except his future self is espousing his need to get a new hat.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Linkara arrives 30 years into his own future and is horrified to discover that his future self ''still'' reviews bad comics, ''still'' lives in his parents' basement, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has lost his hat]]. Linkara proclaims that he will go back and change everything, and when he leaves the timeline does indeed change...[[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but the only real change is that he has his hat back.]]
** Replayed in the 200th Episode review of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'', where he once again peers into the future to see his older self still reviewing comics and complaining about losing his old hat. When shown the alternate future where he ''stops'' reviewing comics comics, everything is the same except his future self is espousing his need to get a new hat.



* ShownTheirWork: Quite evident when discussing comic history, or when he points out an egregious error made by the writers of a certain issue. In his WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}} #3 review, he notes that just launching a nuclear bomb into space just does not work, citing that there are several problems with this, mainly that in doing it, it would cause an InferredHolocaust. He has, in response to internet responses to the errors in some of his works, given lectures on SchrodingersCat and the effects of a [[SpaceIsCold vacuum environment on a liquid]]; capped by the admission [[OneOfUs that we are all nerds]].

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* ShownTheirWork: Quite evident when discussing comic history, or when he points out an egregious error made by the writers of a certain issue. In his WesternAnimation/{{Captain ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}} #3 #3'' review, he notes that just launching a nuclear bomb into space just does not work, citing that there are several problems with this, mainly that in doing it, it would cause an InferredHolocaust. He has, in response to internet responses to the errors in some of his works, given lectures on SchrodingersCat and the effects of a [[SpaceIsCold vacuum environment on a liquid]]; capped by the admission [[OneOfUs that we are all nerds]].



* SmallReferencePools: [[spoiler: The Entity being revealed for being Missingno]] That thing is actually one of the safest glitch Pokémon. Fans have hacked the first generation's code to see that there are a lot more dangerous glitch Pokémon out there.

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* SmallReferencePools: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Entity being revealed for being Missingno]] That thing is actually one of the safest glitch Pokémon. Fans have hacked the first generation's code to see that there are a lot more dangerous glitch Pokémon out there.



** In the Action Comics #593 review, the villain and the porn producer are talking about the possibility of making a Superman exploitation porn film - Linkara reacts by saying that WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob should be reviewing this if that is where the comic is going. Cut to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob - "My Snob Senses are tingling!"

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** In the Action Comics #593 review, the villain and the porn producer are talking about the possibility of making a Superman exploitation porn film - -- Linkara reacts by saying that WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob should be reviewing this if that is where the comic is going. Cut to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob - -- "My Snob Senses are tingling!"



* TheStinger: A usual feature in his videos. [[spoiler: Half of them are plot-relevant.]]

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* TheStinger: A usual feature in his videos. [[spoiler: Half [[spoiler:Half of them are plot-relevant.]]



*** And then Doom ''again'' tops it in ''Ultimates 3 / Ultimatum'': He had the Scarlet Witch murdered and started a robot war that would also kill Quicksilver but ''not'' Magneto so Magneto would declare a war on humans that Doom would somehow would come out on top of in the end. And then ''that'' was topped in ''Return of the Asthma Monster'' with the monster's plan to infect everyone in the world with asthma.

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*** And then Doom ''again'' tops it in ''Ultimates 3 / Ultimatum'': 3''/''Ultimatum'': He had the Scarlet Witch murdered and started a robot war that would also kill Quicksilver but ''not'' Magneto so Magneto would declare a war on humans that Doom would somehow would come out on top of in the end. And then ''that'' was topped in ''Return of the Asthma Monster'' with the monster's plan to infect everyone in the world with asthma.



--> THIS COMIC- is actually a lot better than I thought it would be.

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--> THIS COMIC- COMIC-- is actually a lot better than I thought it would be.



--> '''''OF COURSE IT ISN'T, THIS COMIC SUCKS!'''''

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--> '''''OF COURSE IT ISN'T, ISN'T! THIS COMIC SUCKS!'''''
12th May '17 4:22:50 PM Rosethorn97
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*** and ''Fist of the North Star: chapter 1''.
*** and TMNT #1. Linkara really doesn't like Hardee's.
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** ''Holy Terror''. In spades.
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** ''Marville''



** Harvey Finevoice and 90s Kid are definitely not the easily-frustrated analytical comic book nerd type, as you could probably tell from their guest reviews of ''Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse'' #1 and #2 and ''Freak Force'' #1. Liz, while a lot closer in reviewing style to Linkara, is still definitely not "Linkara with boobs".

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** Harvey Finevoice and 90s 90's Kid are definitely not the easily-frustrated analytical comic book nerd type, as you could probably tell from their guest reviews of ''Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse'' #1 and #2 and ''Freak Force'' #1. Liz, while a lot closer in reviewing style to Linkara, is still definitely not "Linkara with boobs".



* SpaceIsCold: In his review for the Kool-Aid comic Linkara commented that the Kool-Aid Man, as a glass container filled with liquid, would freeze in space. [[InternetBackdraft After the somewhat insistent comments from his fans]] he admitted in his "Top 15 Mistakes" video that this was an error, and then went on to give a scientific explanation for the sublimation of liquids to gas in a vacuum.

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* SpaceIsCold: In his review for the Kool-Aid comic comic, Linkara commented that the Kool-Aid Man, as a glass container filled with liquid, would freeze in space. [[InternetBackdraft After the somewhat insistent comments from his fans]] fans]], he admitted in his "Top 15 Mistakes" Screw-Ups" video that this was an error, and then went on to give a scientific explanation for the sublimation of liquids to gas in a vacuum.



** His review of the ''GameBoy'' comic has an 8-bit version of the theme.

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** His review of the ''GameBoy'' comic comics has an 8-bit version of the theme.



-->"No, Wasp. It's still incredibly creepy. You don't see Superman shacking up with his mom.... BECAUSE IT'S '''''CREEPY!'''''"

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-->"No, -->'''Linkara:''' "No, Wasp. It's still incredibly creepy. You don't see Superman shacking up with his mom.... BECAUSE IT'S '''''CREEPY!'''''"



** In ''Amazons Attack'' when Artemis and Phillipus are constantly debating on what to do about an obviously insane Hippolyta: "Here's an idea: Stab your crazy queen in the head, assume command and act like Amazons!!!!!!"
** Inverted in his ASBAR review, Linkara wonders they they ''did'' shoot Dick Grayson [[InsistentTerminology Age 12's]] parents rather than make it look like an accident, especially since they are so determined afterwards to pass it off as an accident.
** Brought up multiple times in his review of ''James Bond Jr.'' #3 in that the villain would rather use a probably difficult to use laser to kill whoever is being threatened than a simple gun, on two occasions even. Of course, he ''is'' a Franchise/JamesBond [[BondVillainStupidity Villain]].

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** In ''Amazons Attack'' Attack'', when Artemis and Phillipus are constantly debating on what to do about an obviously insane Hippolyta: "Here's an idea: Stab stab your crazy queen in the head, assume command and act like Amazons!!!!!!"
** Inverted in his ASBAR ASBAR#1-2 review, Linkara wonders they they ''did'' shoot why the killer shot Dick Grayson [[InsistentTerminology Age 12's]] parents rather than make it look like an accident, especially since they are so determined afterwards to pass it off as an accident.
** Brought up multiple times in his review of ''James Bond Jr.'' #3 in that the villain would rather use a probably difficult to use laser to kill whoever is being threatened rather than a simple gun, on two occasions occasions, even. Of course, he ''is'' a Franchise/JamesBond [[BondVillainStupidity Villain]].



** Linkara also wonders why Prometheus from ''Cry for Justice'' goes through a ludicrously convoluted GambitRoulette to get his revenge on the Justice League instead of just killing their loved ones.

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** Linkara also wonders why Prometheus from ''Cry for Justice'' goes through a ludicrously convoluted GambitRoulette to get his revenge on the Justice League instead of just torturing or killing their loved ones.



* StealthPun: "Pollo" is Spanish for "chicken"...so in other words Linkara's RobotBuddy is a WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.
** Linkara's Hobbit Trilogy also has one, Issue One is on his Futon, Issue Two is by the Christmas Tree, and Issue Three is back at the Futon. [[spoiler: He was "There And Back Again". Which he had to explain in the Credits]]?
* TheStinger: A usual feature in his videos.

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* StealthPun: "Pollo" is Spanish for "chicken"...so So in other words Linkara's RobotBuddy is a WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.
** Linkara's Hobbit Trilogy also has one, Issue One #1 is on his Futon, Issue Two #2 is by the Christmas Tree, and Issue Three #3 is back at the Futon. [[spoiler: He was "There And Back Again". Which he had to explain in the Credits]]?
Credits]].
* TheStinger: A usual feature in his videos. [[spoiler: Half of them are plot-relevant.]]



-->"This is quite possibly the dumbest plan I've ever heard in my life, and I've seen someone deciding to make twin clones of Hitler!"
** "Holy War" is then topped by the goal of the villain in ''Future Five'', whose goal is essentially to stop kids from going to college by planting agents to stay stuff about how college is not necessary, making himself the smartest man in the world.
*** Even ''that'' is eventually topped in ''Brain Drain'', in which Dr. Doom's plan is to enhance his intelligence with stolen knowledge... taken from ''high schoolers''.

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-->"This --> '''Linkara:''' This is quite possibly the dumbest plan I've ever heard in my life, and I've seen someone deciding to make twin clones of Hitler!"
Hitler!
** "Holy War" ''Holy War'' is then topped by the goal of the villain in ''Future Five'', whose goal is essentially to stop kids from going to college by planting agents to stay stuff about how college is not necessary, making himself the smartest man in the world.
*** Even ''that'' is eventually topped in ''Brain Drain'', in which Dr. Doom's plan is to enhance his intelligence with stolen knowledge... taken Taken from ''high schoolers''.



--> Just when I think I'm done with stupid plans for world domination, they pile on another one!

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--> '''Linkara:''' Just when I think I'm done with stupid plans for world domination, they pile on another one!



* SuperheroPackingHeat: Parodied with 90s Kid thinking a superhero made of guns would be awesome.

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* SuperheroPackingHeat: Parodied with 90s 90's Kid thinking a superhero made of guns would be awesome.



** It's then replaced by an actual voice actor since the ROM Spaceknight retrospective and the Movie.



* TakeAThirdOption: Kirk vs Picard? For the record the answer is Sisko.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Kirk vs Picard? For the record record, the answer is Sisko.



** In the review of Pitt #1, he notes of the motorcycle gang in the opening of the comic, "[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds We have yet to see if they'll start playing card games on their motorcycles, or if they're just your standard kind of stupid]]". Repeated in Scarlet #1, where he asks if vampires on motor cycles are going to play a [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries children's card game]].
** In ''Sultry Teenage Super-Foxes #1'' he suggests that an alchemy machine could make Hardee's into edible food.

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** In the review of Pitt #1, he notes of the motorcycle gang in the opening of the comic, "[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds We have yet to see if they'll start playing card games on their motorcycles, or if they're just your standard kind of stupid]]". Repeated in Scarlet #1, where he asks if vampires on motor cycles motorcycles are going to play a [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries children's card game]].
** In ''Sultry Teenage Super-Foxes #1'' #1'', he suggests that an alchemy machine could make Hardee's into edible food.



* TakeThatUs: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1'' has a scene early on where Machakara starts ranting about how horrible Linkara's voice is, describing as a cat dying. He insults Linkara's voice again in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.

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* TakeThatUs: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1'' has a scene early on where Machakara Mechakara starts ranting about how horrible Linkara's voice is, describing as a cat dying. He insults Linkara's voice again in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.



* ThemeTuneCameo: Ever since getting his own theme song he is prone to humming or singing a few lines behind the scenes.
* ThereIsAGod: After having... pretty much everyone's religious beliefs insulted with Chuck Austen's bastardized and over-simplified representation of Catholicism and religion as a whole, Linkara asks that "Holy War" be expunged and be given something good. He is granted a Blue Beetle comic with a crack of thunder and responds "There is a God." Benzaie parodies this scene later asking the dimensional portal for help too.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Ever since getting his own theme song song, he is prone to humming or singing a few lines behind the scenes.
* ThereIsAGod: After having... pretty Pretty much everyone's religious beliefs insulted with Chuck Austen's bastardized and over-simplified representation of Catholicism and religion as a whole, Linkara asks that "Holy War" be expunged and be given something good. He is granted a Blue Beetle comic with a crack of thunder and responds "There is a God." ". Benzaie parodies this scene later asking the dimensional portal for help too.



** In a crossover review of the ''Alone in the Dark'' movie with Spoony and Nostalgia Critic, Jesse Ventura's character kicks a door down and then crashes through a window.

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** In a crossover review of the ''Alone in the Dark'' movie with Spoony and the Nostalgia Critic, Jesse Ventura's character kicks a door down and then crashes through a window.



** While many criticized the ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[Film/{{Watchmen}} movie]] for being too close to the source material, Linkara initially panned it in-universe for the few things they changed, like [[spoiler:Ozymandias' plan changing from an "alien invasion" to blowing up energy reactors and framing Dr. Manhattan]] and his belief that the ending was more upbeat than ambiguous. However, he eventually did acknowledge that the movie was still very good despite the changes and mentions that he made the first review too soon after having seen the movie. Whenever Linkara ''does'' complain about something being changed he gives a good reason about ''why'' it sucks other than "it's different", or "they changed the status quo".
** This is one of his biggest complaints against the New 52. He cites the needlessly dark stories, the sheer amount of violence, the changes of characters coming off as detriment rather than benefit, the over reliance on crossovers (feeling that they defeat the purpose of the reboot by making things more complicated for new readers), and all the many problems that books have with the creators clashing with editorial.

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** While many criticized the ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[Film/{{Watchmen}} movie]] for being too close to the source material, Linkara initially panned it in-universe for the few things they changed, like [[spoiler:Ozymandias' plan changing from an "alien invasion" to blowing up energy reactors and framing Dr. Manhattan]] and his belief that the ending was more upbeat than ambiguous. However, he eventually did acknowledge that the movie was still very good despite the changes and mentions that he made the first review too soon after having seen the movie. Whenever Linkara ''does'' complain about something being changed changed, he gives a good reason about ''why'' it sucks other than "it's different", or "they changed the status quo".
** This is one of his biggest complaints against the New 52. He cites the needlessly dark stories, the sheer amount of violence, the changes of characters coming off as detriment detrimental rather than as a benefit, the over reliance on crossovers (feeling that they defeat the purpose of the reboot by making things more complicated for new readers), and all the many problems that the books have with the creators clashing with editorial.editors.



** Linkara provides the page quote in reference to ''Bearded Idiot: At Earth's End'', which is a story about how Superman fought clones of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the future. Despite the interesting conflict that this idea presented the final result was the first comic to actually be [[KillItWithFire burned]] on the show.
** In his review of ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'' Linkara remarks that the underlying plot of the story, namely every superhero in the DC universe [[BroughtDownToNormal losing their powers]], is actually a very good idea and showed great promise as a story premise. However, the execution of the idea was so atrocious that this three-part series became one of the comics he decided to actually destroy on the show, shooting it with his magic gun after he finished the review.
** In his review of "Law and Order'' he mentioned that, upon hearing the title, he thought it should have been about "Zombie Lenny Briscoe and Detective Goren. TheyFightCrime!"
** He even conjures ways ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' could be handled right. Too bad that they went for easy and mind numbingly stupid routes.

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** Linkara provides the page quote in reference to ''Bearded Idiot: At Earth's End'', which is a story about how Superman fought clones of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the future. Despite the interesting conflict that this idea presented presented, the final result was the first comic to actually be [[KillItWithFire burned]] on the show.
** In his review of ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'' ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'', Linkara remarks that the underlying plot of the story, namely every superhero in the DC universe [[BroughtDownToNormal losing their powers]], is actually a very good idea and showed great promise as a story premise. However, the execution of the idea was so atrocious that this three-part series became one of the comics he decided to actually destroy on the show, shooting it with his magic gun after he finished the review.
** In his review of "Law and Order'' #1, he mentioned that, upon hearing the title, he thought it should have been about "Zombie Lenny Briscoe and Detective Goren. TheyFightCrime!"
** He even conjures ways ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' could be handled right. Too bad that they went for easy and mind numbingly mind-numbingly stupid routes.



** In the second half of his ''The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows'' review he brings up the comic's solicitations, which paint the image of a far better story that the utter trainwreck that the final product ended up being. Linkara surmises that either the comic's story was originally much more interesting but got butchered by rewrites (possibly on top of being a DolledUpInstallment), or whoever was in charge of Dark Horse's solicitations at the time had better ideas about how to write a ''Thing'' sequel than the comic's actual writer.

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** In the second half of his ''The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows'' review review, he brings up the comic's solicitations, which paint the image of a far better story that the utter trainwreck that the final product ended up being. Linkara surmises that either the comic's story was originally much more interesting but got butchered by rewrites (possibly on top of being a DolledUpInstallment), or whoever was in charge of Dark Horse's solicitations at the time had better ideas about how to write a ''Thing'' sequel than the comic's actual writer.



* TitleSequence: ''Atop the Fourth Wall'' has an opening sequence composed of assorted clips from previous reviews combined with [[LockAndLoadMontage video of Linkara putting on his signature clothing and preparing for the review]]. There have been three montages created for the sequence, with the replacement using updated and newer clips that were created in the time since the first montage was produced. The sequence includes a theme-tune composed specifically for the series by Vincent E.L. and background graphics by [=NagyMarci=]. Throughout the sequence numerous comics are visible, primarily bad comics that are reviewed and featured on the show, but occasionally it will feature portions of Linkara's house that are not normally seen in the show, including his personal collection of comics (presumably ''good'' comics). The three series displayed cover-to-camera and easily identifiable are ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' and ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'' (Presumably the collection of Booster Gold's first series that Linkara mentioned in his ''Act of God'' review).

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* TitleSequence: ''Atop the Fourth Wall'' has an opening sequence composed of assorted clips from previous reviews combined with [[LockAndLoadMontage video of Linkara putting on his signature clothing and preparing for the review]]. There have been three montages created for the sequence, with the replacement using updated and newer clips that were created in the time since the first montage was produced. The sequence includes a theme-tune composed specifically for the series by Vincent E.L. and background graphics by [=NagyMarci=]. Throughout the sequence sequence, numerous comics are visible, primarily bad comics that are reviewed and featured on the show, but occasionally occasionally, it will feature portions of Linkara's house that are not normally seen in the show, including his personal collection of comics (presumably ''good'' comics). The three series displayed cover-to-camera and easily identifiable are ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' and ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'' (Presumably (presumably the collection of Booster Gold's first series that Linkara mentioned in his ''Act of God'' review).



* TotallyRadical: {{Parodied|Trope}} with '90s Kid.

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* TotallyRadical: {{Parodied|Trope}} with '90s 90's Kid.



* TuxedoAndMartini: Linkara does not like this type of secret agent. Said best at the end of the Sci Spy review:

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* TuxedoAndMartini: Linkara does not like this type of secret agent. Said best at the end of the Sci Spy Sci-Spy review:



** However, he does expect a character named [[SpinOffspring James Bond Junior]] to have ''something'' to do with this trope.

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** However, he does expect a character named [[SpinOffspring James Bond Junior]] Jr]] to have ''something'' to do with this trope.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Quite literally at the start of "Law and Order #1"

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Quite literally at the start of "Law and Order #1"#1".



-->'''Linkara:''' You know, in three hundred episodes you may have picked up that I'm not particularly fond of Frank Miller.

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-->'''Linkara:''' You know, in three hundred episodes episodes, you may have picked up that I'm not particularly fond of Frank Miller.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:[[invoked]] ''Speed Steer'' does a fine job of this as Linkara points out. The protagonist (a cow with super-speed who goes around preventing people from eating meat made from cows) invokes this twice in the same issue. The first time, he steals all the burgers from the Beefytown Burger Restaurant on it's opening day, thereby preventing the employees from getting paid. The other issue is when the CEO plants a trap for Speed Steer by giving out free hamburgers. By stopping this, Linkara notes that all the homeless people and people struggling with money would be deprived of this inadvertent act of kindness if Speed Steer stopped this.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:[[invoked]] ''Speed Steer'' does a fine job of this as Linkara points out. The protagonist (a cow with super-speed who goes around preventing people from eating meat made from cows) invokes this twice in the same issue. The first time, he steals all the burgers from the Beefytown Burger Restaurant on it's its opening day, thereby preventing the employees from getting paid. The other issue is when the CEO plants a trap for Speed Steer by giving out free hamburgers. By stopping this, Linkara notes that all the homeless people and people struggling with money would be deprived of this inadvertent act of kindness if Speed Steer stopped this.



** '90s Kid starts every speech with "DUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDDE!"

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** '90s 90's Kid starts every speech with "DUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDDE!"



* VillainSue: [[invoked]] Calls Prometheus this during ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', pointing out that that he has a ridiculous amount of counters to every super hero he comes across, like a magic bullet for Supergirl, his bombs have the absurd ability to counter the powers of any superhero from the respective cities, even the Shade, despite Prometheus supposedly not knowing who he is because he didn't keep a database on villains/antiheroes (which Linkara points he would if he was [[InformedAbility as much of a genius as the comic makes him out to be]]), and easily taking the Shade down after earlier comics had raised him to "Mega badass status." As he puts it, Prometheus was made too powerful for there to be any believable way for him to be defeated, and this turns out to be true as he's defeated by Green Arrow breaking into his hideout and shooting him the head.
** During his review of ''The Culling'', he accuses Harvest of being this type of villain. Harvest overpowers all the heroes fighting him, constantly rants about how much of an awesome [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] he is despite his plans not making any sense, and Harvest believes himself to be a good guy despite his ultimate plan being genocide.

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* VillainSue: [[invoked]] Calls Prometheus this during ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'', pointing out that that he has a ridiculous amount of counters to every super hero he comes across, like a magic bullet for Supergirl, his bombs have the absurd ability to counter the powers of any superhero from the respective cities, even the Shade, despite Prometheus supposedly not knowing who he is because he didn't keep a database on villains/antiheroes (which Linkara points he would if he was [[InformedAbility as much of a genius as the comic makes him out to be]]), and easily taking the Shade down after earlier comics had raised him to "Mega badass status." As he puts it, Prometheus was made too powerful for there to be any believable way for him to be defeated, and this turns out to be true as he's defeated by Green Arrow breaking into his hideout and shooting him the an arrow to his head.
** During his review of ''The Culling'', he accuses Harvest of being this type of villain. Harvest overpowers all the heroes fighting him, constantly rants about how much of an awesome [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] he is despite his plans not making any sense, and Harvest believes himself to be a good guy despite his ultimate plan being genocide. He even declares that even ''Prometheus'' would call him overpowered.



** DualWielding[=/=]SwordAndGun: He occasionally mixes things up by having the pistol in one hand and the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Green Ranger's]] Dragon Dagger in the other; when using the dagger on its own he can play it like a flute, making it shoot green lightning. He later starts using Saba instead of the Dragon Dagger on occasion when fighting Silent Hill a second time.

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** DualWielding[=/=]SwordAndGun: He occasionally mixes things up by having the pistol in one hand and the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Green Ranger's]] Dragon Dagger in the other; when using the dagger on its own own, he can play it like a flute, making it shoot green lightning. He later starts using Saba instead of the Dragon Dagger on occasion when fighting Silent Hill a second time.



-->Say hello to Lian Harper... Or rather... [[spoiler: Lian Harper's ''corpse.'']]

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-->Say --> '''Linkara:''' Say hello to Lian Harper... Or rather... [[spoiler: Lian Harper's ''corpse.'']]



--->...okay, what the hell. Let's review [[spoiler:''[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]]'']].

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--->...okay, ---> '''Linkara:'''...Okay, what the hell. Let's review [[spoiler:''[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]]'']].



--->Now, the stabbing itself won't actually [[spoiler:kill]] him... [[FromBadToWorse But, here's the thing for those who don't know about Firestorm]]... [[spoiler:He's also called "''[[ILoveNuclearPower The Nuclear Man]]''"]].

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--->Now, ---> '''Linkara:''' Now, the stabbing itself won't actually [[spoiler:kill]] him... [[FromBadToWorse But, here's the thing for those who don't know about Firestorm]]... [[spoiler:He's also called "''[[ILoveNuclearPower The Nuclear Man]]''"]].



-->'''Linkara:''' ''HOLY CRAP I'M TRIPPING BALLS!''

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-->'''Linkara:''' ''HOLY CRAP CRAP, I'M TRIPPING BALLS!''



* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The ever present magic gun, the dragon dagger, a few {{BFG}}s, and several others.
* AWizardDidIt: "What part of 'it's magic' don't you understand?!?"
** Also complained about in Superman: Distant Fires review. There's "Magic as a Wonderful Force", and "Narrative Magic." Linkara likes the former, hates the latter. As the latter is often just used for lazy writing.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The ever present magic gun, Magic Gun, the dragon dagger, Dragon Dagger, a few {{BFG}}s, and several others.
** [[spoiler: Turns out that they are ''actual'' toys, in reality.]]
* AWizardDidIt: "What part of 'it's 'It's magic' don't you understand?!?"
** Also complained about in Superman: the ''Superman: Distant Fires Fires'' review. There's "Magic as a Wonderful Force", and "Narrative Magic." Linkara likes the former, hates the latter. As the latter is often just used for lazy writing.



-->'''Phil''': Nope. Now you can just promote this video on Website/{{Twitter}}, post it on your blog, talk about it on the forums...your coattails have been rode.

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-->'''Phil''': Nope. Now you can just promote this video on Website/{{Twitter}}, post it on your blog, talk about it on the forums...your Your coattails have been rode.



* YouAreNotAlone: Used in the showdown with Mechakara when 90s Kid, The Ninja Style Dancer and Harvey Finevoice show up to help. [[spoiler: Subverted when they are not much help and they run away.]]

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* YouAreNotAlone: Used in the showdown with Mechakara when 90s 90's Kid, The the Ninja Style Dancer and Harvey Finevoice show up to help. [[spoiler: Subverted when they are not much help and they run away.]]



** You do not need Linkara to tell you that "arrogance" gets thrown around a lot in ''Act of God'', as well as references to the DC heroes being "gods" themselves.

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** You do not need Linkara to tell you that "arrogance" gets thrown around a lot in ''Act ''JLA: Act of God'', as well as references to the DC heroes being "gods" themselves.



** He quickly becomes annoyed at the poorly-defined overuse of the word "Justice" throughout the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' miniseries. Early in the review he speculated that the fact they were blatantly just after revenge and calling it justice would be an obvious plot point, but it is never acknowledged in the comic.

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** He quickly becomes annoyed at the poorly-defined overuse of the word "Justice" throughout the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' miniseries. Early in the review review, he speculated that the fact they were blatantly just after revenge and calling it justice would be an obvious plot point, but it is never acknowledged in the comic.
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** The entire main cast of ''Marville'' is this to him, thanks to being Bill Jemas' mouthpieces and being complete idiots (especially Al, who didn't know that ''the dinosaurs were extinct''). He even asks the InNameOnly Wolverine in the ''Marville'' # 5 review to kill them.

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** The entire main cast of ''Marville'' is this to him, thanks to being Bill Jemas' mouthpieces and being complete idiots (especially Al, who didn't know that ''the dinosaurs were extinct''). He even asks the InNameOnly Wolverine in the ''Marville'' # 5 #5 review to kill them.



* ShoePhone: Linkara parodies ''U.S.1's'' silver dollar remote control by mentioning he will show us how to stick a TV remote inside of a quarter and a gun inside of a nickel. The ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr.'' review had some gadgets that stretched one's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, the most important of which was the gold detector, of which there are real-life variants, but nowhere near the fictional depiction.

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* ShoePhone: Linkara parodies ''U.S.1's'' ''US-1's'' silver dollar remote control by mentioning he will show us how to stick a TV remote inside of a quarter and a gun inside of a nickel. The ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr.'' review had some gadgets that stretched one's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, the most important of which was the gold detector, of which there are real-life variants, but nowhere near the fictional depiction.
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** He has this feeling towards [[spoiler: Bob's Face-Heel Turn]] in ''Countdown to Final Crisis''.

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** He has this feeling towards [[spoiler: Bob's Face-Heel Turn]] FaceHeelTurn]] in ''Countdown to Final Crisis''.



* ShoePhone: Linkara parodies ''U.S. 1's'' silver dollar remote control by mentioning he will show us how to stick a TV remote inside of a quarter and a gun inside of a nickel. The ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr.'' review had some gadgets that stretched one's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, the most important of which was the gold detector, of which there are real-life variants, but nowhere near the fictional depiction.

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* ShoePhone: Linkara parodies ''U.S. 1's'' silver dollar remote control by mentioning he will show us how to stick a TV remote inside of a quarter and a gun inside of a nickel. The ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr.'' review had some gadgets that stretched one's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, the most important of which was the gold detector, of which there are real-life variants, but nowhere near the fictional depiction.



* ShownTheirWork: Quite evident when discussing comic history, or when he points out an egregious error made by the writers of a certain issue. In his WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}} #3 Review he notes that just launching a Nuclear Bomb into space just does not work, citing that there are several problems with this, mainly that in doing it it would cause an InferredHolocaust. He has, in response to internet responses to the errors in some of his works, given lectures on SchrodingersCat and the effects of a [[SpaceIsCold vacuum environment on a liquid]]; capped by the admission [[OneOfUs that we are all nerds]].
** In his review of ''The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows'', he reveals a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New Zealand law.

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* ShownTheirWork: Quite evident when discussing comic history, or when he points out an egregious error made by the writers of a certain issue. In his WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}} #3 Review review, he notes that just launching a Nuclear Bomb nuclear bomb into space just does not work, citing that there are several problems with this, mainly that in doing it it, it would cause an InferredHolocaust. He has, in response to internet responses to the errors in some of his works, given lectures on SchrodingersCat and the effects of a [[SpaceIsCold vacuum environment on a liquid]]; capped by the admission [[OneOfUs that we are all nerds]].
** In his review of ''The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows'', he reveals a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New Zealand law.laws.



** Linkara later said in a comment that [[spoiler:"You have so many names" is meant to reference the other glitch Pokémon. So the Missingno that appears in Atop the Fourth Wall represents ''every'' glitch Pokémon.]]

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*** Since 2015, his Patreon-funded reviews usually make him take a look at things he would not review, watch, play or read otherwise.
** Linkara later said in a comment that [[spoiler:"You have so many names" is meant to reference the other glitch Pokémon. So the Missingno that appears in Atop the Fourth Wall [[CompositeCharacter represents ''every'' glitch Pokémon.Pokémon]].]]
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*** Made more confusing when Spoony has openly stated that "There is no continuity, there is only Insano," and given that there are ''many'' different origins of Insano...

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*** Made more confusing when Spoony has openly stated that "There is no continuity, there is only Insano," Insano", and given that there are ''many'' different origins of Insano...



** In the review for ''Series/{{Dragnet}}'' #4, he reveals that he eats at [=McDonalds=] a lot, and then follows up with "Which explains my weight."

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** In the review for ''Series/{{Dragnet}}'' #4, he reveals that he eats at [=McDonalds=] a lot, and then follows up with "Which explains my weight."weight".



** In ''Chain Gang War'' #1 Iron Liz reveals that the notes he left for her include a conspiracy theory that rambles for thirty pages about how ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is connected with ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice''.

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** In the ''Chain Gang War'' #1 review, Iron Liz reveals that the notes he Linkara left for her include a conspiracy theory that rambles for thirty pages about how ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is connected with ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice''.



** Replayed in the 200th Episode review of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' where he once again peers into the the future to see his older self still reviewing comics and complaining about losing his old hat. When shown the alternate future where he ''stops'' reviewing comics everything is the same except his future self is espousing his need to get a new hat.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Linkara occasionally does this in his reviews to promote his own comic, Revolution of the Mask. However, at Power Morphicon he was trying not to draw any attention away from the actual stars of the convention and when someone else in the crowd at the ''Time Force'' panel drew attention to him he was mortified.

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** Replayed in the 200th Episode review of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' where he once again peers into the the future to see his older self still reviewing comics and complaining about losing his old hat. When shown the alternate future where he ''stops'' reviewing comics everything is the same except his future self is espousing his need to get a new hat.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Linkara occasionally does this in his reviews to promote his own comic, Revolution of the Mask. However, at Power Morphicon Morphicon, he was trying not to draw any attention away from the actual stars of the convention and when someone else in the crowd at the ''Time Force'' panel drew attention to him him, he was mortified.


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** He has this feeling towards [[spoiler: Bob's Face-Heel Turn]] in ''Countdown to Final Crisis''.
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*** Followed by Richie's face during sex in the ''Trouble'' #3 one.

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*** Followed by Richie's [[spoiler: Richie]]'s face during sex in the ''Trouble'' #3 one.
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*** Followed by Richie's face during sex in the ''Trouble'' #3 one.
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