History YMMV / AtopTheFourthWall

20th Mar '17 4:58:55 AM NightShade96
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* AcceptableTargets: Gary Brodsky, Creator/RobLiefeld, and anyone responsible for a horrible comic.

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Gary Brodsky, Creator/RobLiefeld, and anyone responsible for a horrible comic.



* HilariousInHindsight:
** At one point in his Doom's IV review, he said '[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries IN AMERICA]]'. In episode 45 of the Abridged Series he provided a guest voice for that show.
** During his ComicBook/BlueBeetle Tribute, he went into an episode of anger induced insanity; claiming he would be the only one to hold the title of Linkara and run the show. Later on after being kidnapped, it was shown he had left in his will that Iron Liz would take his place. Even so much as to have her wear his hat and use his scripts.
** Not two days after his ''Ultimatum #5'' review and his calling DC and Marvel out over rebooting continuity, DC announced they were relaunching their entire comic line. He was stunned enough by this to [[AGodAmI declare himself the Comic Prophet over Twitter]].
** Back in 2008 when the show was just getting started, Spoony mentioned it (not in a negative way) as an example of an internet review show that focuses on the reviews and doesn't have any overarching plot. Since then, ''Atop the Fourth Wall'' has become the defining example of a plot-focused web review show.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "On Leather Wings", Alfred comments, "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?". The comment gets a lot funnier with [=AT4W=]'s RunningGag of Batman hating rock and roll. Then there's a certain song in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and Creator/ScottSnyder having Batman make a positive comment about rock and roll in ''All-Star Batman''...
** Linkara's magic gun looks ''exactly'' like the guns from a [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger very popular Sentai]]. He's going to be very happy when that gets adapted into Power Rangers... especially since [[FridgeBrilliance he can dual-wield it with the Dragon Dagger and have it be canonical]]. Unfortunately, this crosses over into HarsherInHindsight when you see his thoughts on it over on History of the Power Rangers.
** In ''Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four Brain Drain'', he jokes about the frequent ProductPlacement of [=OfficeMax=], and has a character say that if it had been Office Depot, they would've been screwed. [=OfficeMax=] and Office Depot merged in late 2013.
** In his ''Superman Meets the Quik Bunny'' review, Linkara considers the idea of a flying treehouse as utterly ridiculous. In the TGWTG special WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, the Critic's house turns into a spaceship.
** [[spoiler: Linkara made it '''very''' clear in the "Top 15 Comics I'll Never Review" video that he would ''never'' review "[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]]", even putting it at the #2 spot]]. And then comes the 200th episode... In fact, Much of the comics he said he wouldn't review he actually did, to the point he explicitly {{Lampshaded}} it.
** May overlap with HarsherInHindsight, during his ''JLA: Act of God'' review, he complains that how in Elseworld miniseries, Franchise/{{Superman}} is often paired up with Franchise/WonderWoman. Cue ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where they're an official couple.
** In his 100th review, he does a joke regarding how [[FridgeLogic Sonic has super speed and can thus save everyone, while screwing around with Robotnik]]. ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' has a ''very'' similar joke in the end where [[spoiler:Eggman tries to make a getaway, but the exhaust hose for his jetpack was removed by Sonic, who most likely did that in ''the few seconds he tried to get away'']].
** 90's Kid gushing over a {{Music/Nirvana}} [[CriticalResearchFailure reunion]] in "{{Music/KISS}} Comics" came true [[CrossesTheLineTwice (not counting digging up and puppeteering Kurt)]] in a way a year later with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBd9330h9kI "Cut Me Some Slack"]] from ''[[{{Film/SoundCity}} Sound City: Real To Reel]]'', only with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and [[spoiler: ''PaulMcCartney!'']]
** [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732 Snowflame]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack gonna sue somebody!]]
** In the ''Ultimatum #3-4'' review, after hearing Doctor Doom's ridiculous plan to take over the world, he says that [[ActuallyADoombot it must be a doombot.]] In the ''Ultimate FF'' series, that was revealed to be the case (more specifically an impostor).
** Back in November 2011 in his ''Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu'' review, Linkara wished for a Pokemon Fighting game where you actually control the Pokemon (akin the VideoGame/SuperSmashBros). Jump to 2014 where VideoGame/PokkenTournament is announced. (He's still a little disappointed that you can't play as ''every'' Pokemon, but that's to be expected.)
** In his review of ''Captain Electron #1'' from 2012, he comments that if he ever changes his outfit, he's going to find a way to include a top hat. In 2014, he did change his outfit... though it doesn't have a top hat; he still wears his [[NiceHat trademark trilby]]. Though, he does briefly wear one, in his Review of Power Man and Iron Fist #79.
** Linkara once quipped that "''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars: Episode VII]]'' makes the bold move of being yet another prequel" long before the movie came out. It turns out that [[Film/RogueOne the movie immediately following SWE7]] would indeed be a prequel.
** In his Live Show, for the Fantastic Four Manga, Reed Richards objects to experiments, on the Moon, that would "Write Cheat Codes In To The Universe". Linkara insists that; "If (he) wants to play Pokemon Moon Edition, with Gen One Starters, (he) should be allowed to!". This is now more amusing, since Nintendo announce in 2016 that not only shall Gen Seven be called [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]], but you can also trade up from [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen One]] with the Virtual Console Ports!
** In his review of issue two of ''ComicBook/GodzillaKingdomOfMonsters'', Lewis has a bit where he dismisses the idea of the live-action ''Film/GhostInTheShell'' movie ever coming out. Not only is it coming out, he uploaded the video onto [=YouTube=] in the wake of the massive WTHCastingAgency reaction to Creator/ScarlettJohansson being cast as the Major. Additionally, the comic features Anguirus smashing through a wall that was being built on the USA/Mexico border, which is something Creator/DonaldTrump proposed.
** In one of his Live Shows, he jokes about being more forgiving of One More Day, if it was to [[spoiler: Bring back the Spider Signal]], When Spider Man appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (Whose Comic version lead in to One More Day, before), [[spoiler: The Post Credits scene is Peter seeing the Costume, Tony makes for him, has a Spider Signal!?]]
** In his review of the ''{{Videogame/Doom}}'' comic, he read the Doom Guy as a single-minded rage filled curbstomping kill obsessed one-track mind character who cares nothing about anything other than destroying demons. Then came the 2016 ''Doom'' game starring... the ''exact'' same character who despite being a HeroicMime expresses violent contempt at any form of narrative railroading or tutorial guidance.
** In his review of the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic, he says that he doesn't think about things like who'd win in a fight between characters from different franchises. A few years later in Longbox of the Damned, Lewis revealed that the guys at WebAnimation/DeathBattle actually contacted him to voice Superman in Goku vs Superman, but he declined due to schedule problems.
** One of his few complaints about [[Film/Deadpool2016 the Deadpool movie]] was that Deadpool didn't acknowledge Creator/StanLee during his gratuitous cameo. Come 2017, and the [[https://youtu.be/DvWAtLZZYfk?t=2m3s No Good Deed]] teaser for Film/Deadpool2...

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* HilariousInHindsight:
** At one point in his Doom's IV review, he said '[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries IN AMERICA]]'. In episode 45 of the Abridged Series he provided a guest voice for that show.
** During his ComicBook/BlueBeetle Tribute, he went into an episode of anger induced insanity; claiming he would be the only one to hold the title of Linkara and run the show. Later on after being kidnapped, it was shown he had left in his will that Iron Liz would take his place. Even so much as to have her wear his hat and use his scripts.
** Not two days after his ''Ultimatum #5'' review and his calling DC and Marvel out over rebooting continuity, DC announced they were relaunching their entire comic line. He was stunned enough by this to [[AGodAmI declare himself the Comic Prophet over Twitter]].
** Back in 2008 when the show was just getting started, Spoony mentioned it (not in a negative way) as an example of an internet review show that focuses on the reviews and doesn't have any overarching plot. Since then, ''Atop the Fourth Wall'' has become the defining example of a plot-focused web review show.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "On Leather Wings", Alfred comments, "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?". The comment gets a lot funnier with [=AT4W=]'s RunningGag of Batman hating rock and roll. Then there's a certain song in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and Creator/ScottSnyder having Batman make a positive comment about rock and roll in ''All-Star Batman''...
** Linkara's magic gun looks ''exactly'' like the guns from a [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger very popular Sentai]]. He's going to be very happy when that gets adapted into Power Rangers... especially since [[FridgeBrilliance he can dual-wield it with the Dragon Dagger and have it be canonical]]. Unfortunately, this crosses over into HarsherInHindsight when you see his thoughts on it over on History of the Power Rangers.
** In ''Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four Brain Drain'', he jokes about the frequent ProductPlacement of [=OfficeMax=], and has a character say that if it had been Office Depot, they would've been screwed. [=OfficeMax=] and Office Depot merged in late 2013.
** In his ''Superman Meets the Quik Bunny'' review, Linkara considers the idea of a flying treehouse as utterly ridiculous. In the TGWTG special WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, the Critic's house turns into a spaceship.
** [[spoiler: Linkara made it '''very''' clear in the "Top 15 Comics I'll Never Review" video that he would ''never'' review "[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]]", even putting it at the #2 spot]]. And then comes the 200th episode... In fact, Much of the comics he said he wouldn't review he actually did, to the point he explicitly {{Lampshaded}} it.
** May overlap with HarsherInHindsight, during his ''JLA: Act of God'' review, he complains that how in Elseworld miniseries, Franchise/{{Superman}} is often paired up with Franchise/WonderWoman. Cue ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where they're an official couple.
** In his 100th review, he does a joke regarding how [[FridgeLogic Sonic has super speed and can thus save everyone, while screwing around with Robotnik]]. ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' has a ''very'' similar joke in the end where [[spoiler:Eggman tries to make a getaway, but the exhaust hose for his jetpack was removed by Sonic, who most likely did that in ''the few seconds he tried to get away'']].
** 90's Kid gushing over a {{Music/Nirvana}} [[CriticalResearchFailure reunion]] in "{{Music/KISS}} Comics" came true [[CrossesTheLineTwice (not counting digging up and puppeteering Kurt)]] in a way a year later with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBd9330h9kI "Cut Me Some Slack"]] from ''[[{{Film/SoundCity}} Sound City: Real To Reel]]'', only with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and [[spoiler: ''PaulMcCartney!'']]
** [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732 Snowflame]] [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack gonna sue somebody!]]
** In the ''Ultimatum #3-4'' review, after hearing Doctor Doom's ridiculous plan to take over the world, he says that [[ActuallyADoombot it must be a doombot.]] In the ''Ultimate FF'' series, that was revealed to be the case (more specifically an impostor).
** Back in November 2011 in his ''Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu'' review, Linkara wished for a Pokemon Fighting game where you actually control the Pokemon (akin the VideoGame/SuperSmashBros). Jump to 2014 where VideoGame/PokkenTournament is announced. (He's still a little disappointed that you can't play as ''every'' Pokemon, but that's to be expected.)
** In his review of ''Captain Electron #1'' from 2012, he comments that if he ever changes his outfit, he's going to find a way to include a top hat. In 2014, he did change his outfit... though it doesn't have a top hat; he still wears his [[NiceHat trademark trilby]]. Though, he does briefly wear one, in his Review of Power Man and Iron Fist #79.
** Linkara once quipped that "''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars: Episode VII]]'' makes the bold move of being yet another prequel" long before the movie came out. It turns out that [[Film/RogueOne the movie immediately following SWE7]] would indeed be a prequel.
** In his Live Show, for the Fantastic Four Manga, Reed Richards objects to experiments, on the Moon, that would "Write Cheat Codes In To The Universe". Linkara insists that; "If (he) wants to play Pokemon Moon Edition, with Gen One Starters, (he) should be allowed to!". This is now more amusing, since Nintendo announce in 2016 that not only shall Gen Seven be called [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]], but you can also trade up from [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen One]] with the Virtual Console Ports!
** In his review of issue two of ''ComicBook/GodzillaKingdomOfMonsters'', Lewis has a bit where he dismisses the idea of the live-action ''Film/GhostInTheShell'' movie ever coming out. Not only is it coming out, he uploaded the video onto [=YouTube=] in the wake of the massive WTHCastingAgency reaction to Creator/ScarlettJohansson being cast as the Major. Additionally, the comic features Anguirus smashing through a wall that was being built on the USA/Mexico border, which is something Creator/DonaldTrump proposed.
** In one of his Live Shows, he jokes about being more forgiving of One More Day, if it was to [[spoiler: Bring back the Spider Signal]], When Spider Man appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (Whose Comic version lead in to One More Day, before), [[spoiler: The Post Credits scene is Peter seeing the Costume, Tony makes for him, has a Spider Signal!?]]
** In his review of the ''{{Videogame/Doom}}'' comic, he read the Doom Guy as a single-minded rage filled curbstomping kill obsessed one-track mind character who cares nothing about anything other than destroying demons. Then came the 2016 ''Doom'' game starring... the ''exact'' same character who despite being a HeroicMime expresses violent contempt at any form of narrative railroading or tutorial guidance.
** In his review of the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic, he says that he doesn't think about things like who'd win in a fight between characters from different franchises. A few years later in Longbox of the Damned, Lewis revealed that the guys at WebAnimation/DeathBattle actually contacted him to voice Superman in Goku vs Superman, but he declined due to schedule problems.
** One of his few complaints about [[Film/Deadpool2016 the Deadpool movie]] was that Deadpool didn't acknowledge Creator/StanLee during his gratuitous cameo. Come 2017, and the [[https://youtu.be/DvWAtLZZYfk?t=2m3s No Good Deed]] teaser for Film/Deadpool2...
HilariousInHindsight: Has [[HilariousInHindsight/AtopTheFourthWall its own page]].
10th Mar '17 9:04:43 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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** One of his few complaints about [[Film/Deadpool2016 the Deadpool movie]] was that Deadpool didn't acknowledge Creator/StanLee during his gratuitous cameo. Come 2017, and the [[https://youtu.be/DvWAtLZZYfk?t=2m3s No Good Deed]] teaser for Film/Deadpool2...
25th Feb '17 6:40:32 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The ScareChord that plays over a particularly tense cliffhanger can send shivers down the spine even if you can see it coming.
27th Jan '17 4:42:02 PM MisterCPC
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** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "On Leather Wings", Alfred comments, "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?". The comment gets a lot funnier with [=AT4W=]'s RunningGag of Batman hating rock and roll. Then there's a certain song in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''...

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "On Leather Wings", Alfred comments, "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?". The comment gets a lot funnier with [=AT4W=]'s RunningGag of Batman hating rock and roll. Then there's a certain song in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''...''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and Creator/ScottSnyder having Batman make a positive comment about rock and roll in ''All-Star Batman''...
17th Jan '17 4:17:31 PM ghidorah15
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** The very end of the ''Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II'' review features [[spoiler: Jaeris returning long enough to give Linkara back the mobile emitter he'd stolen during the Gunslinger arc, thus tying up the loose end left from the AbortedArc of him planning to use it against his then-enemy]].

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** The very end of the ''Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II'' review features [[spoiler: Jaeris Jaeris, visiting Linkara via portal, returning long enough to give Linkara back the mobile emitter he'd stolen during the Gunslinger arc, thus tying up the loose end left from the AbortedArc of him planning to use it against his then-enemy]].
17th Jan '17 4:16:41 PM ghidorah15
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** While the Vyce arc as a whole was very long, it could be divided into three sub-arcs--Linkara's abduction and return, the story of the Magic Gun's origin, and the confrontation with Vyce--for easier consumption. This was repeated with the Gunslinger arc, which also has three sub-arc divisions (Linkara losing his magic and Holokara taking over, the team trapped in the apartment, and the final confrontation with the Gunslinger).

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** While the Vyce arc as a whole was very long, it could be divided into three sub-arcs--Linkara's sub-arcs -- Linkara's abduction and return, the story of the Magic Gun's origin, and the confrontation with Vyce--for Vyce -- for easier consumption. This was repeated with the Gunslinger arc, which also has three sub-arc divisions (Linkara losing his magic and Holokara taking over, the team trapped in the apartment, and the final confrontation with the Gunslinger).



** In the commentary of "Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu", Lewis admits to having pulled one [[spoiler: with why Missingno was afraid of Lord Vyce, aware that with how he built it up as an unstoppable universe devouring Lovecraftian demon and considered that it would probably raise the question as to why it was running from him. He came up with the idea Vyce's attacks were able to hurt it, but, according to Missingno, at least, couldn't kill it, but it found being able to be hurt at all such a blow to the ego that it hid out in our dimension so Linkara would defeat Vyce. It was NOT afraid of Vyce; just sufficiently ''annoyed'' with him.]]
** There seems to be many of these. If enough people complain about a perceived plot hole or just that something wasn't addressed, it will most likely be addressed in the next storyline-related episode.

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** In the commentary of "Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu", Lewis admits to having pulled one [[spoiler: with why Missingno was afraid of Lord Vyce, aware that didn't track with how he built it up as an unstoppable universe devouring universe-devouring Lovecraftian demon and considered that it would probably raise the question as to why it was running from him. demon. He came up with the idea that Vyce's attacks were able to hurt it, but, but -- according to Missingno, at least, least -- couldn't kill it, but it found being able to be hurt at all such a blow to the ego that it hid out in our dimension so Linkara would defeat Vyce. It was NOT afraid of Vyce; just sufficiently ''annoyed'' with him.]]
him]].
** There seems to be many of these. If enough people complain about a perceived plot hole or just that something wasn't addressed, it will most likely be addressed in the next storyline-related episode. episode.
** The very end of the ''Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II'' review features [[spoiler: Jaeris returning long enough to give Linkara back the mobile emitter he'd stolen during the Gunslinger arc, thus tying up the loose end left from the AbortedArc of him planning to use it against his then-enemy]].
13th Jan '17 5:36:00 PM Fourze99
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** In his review of the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic, he says that he doesn't think about things like who'd win in a fight between characters from different franchises. A few years later in Longbox of the Damned, Louis revealed that the guys at WebAnimation/DeathBattle actually contacted him to voice Superman in Goku vs Superman, but he declined due to schedule problems.

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** In his review of the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic, he says that he doesn't think about things like who'd win in a fight between characters from different franchises. A few years later in Longbox of the Damned, Louis Lewis revealed that the guys at WebAnimation/DeathBattle actually contacted him to voice Superman in Goku vs Superman, but he declined due to schedule problems.
13th Jan '17 5:23:54 PM Fourze99
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** In his review of the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' comic, he says that he doesn't think about things like who'd win in a fight between characters from different franchises. A few years later in Longbox of the Damned, Louis revealed that the guys at WebAnimation/DeathBattle actually contacted him to voice Superman in Goku vs Superman, but he declined due to schedule problems.
6th Jan '17 5:52:58 PM nombretomado
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** He seems to have taken steps to avoid this with his ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' review, noting at the beginning that he didn't want to bash Spawn as a character, and that Spawn was better than most early {{Image}} comic characters by far.

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** He seems to have taken steps to avoid this with his ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' review, noting at the beginning that he didn't want to bash Spawn as a character, and that Spawn was better than most early {{Image}} Creator/{{Image}} comic characters by far.
25th Dec '16 12:43:01 AM DrPsyche
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** The King of Worms. Some found him to be a suitably good villain and that the Court of Worms storyline had some great tension and didn't overstay its welcome like some other storylines. Others found him to be stupid looking, and ultimately feel that he's proof that the show couldn't [[SerialEscalation escalate]] past the entity.

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** The King of Worms. Some found him to be a suitably good villain and that the Court of Worms storyline had some great tension and didn't overstay its welcome like some other storylines. Others found him to be stupid looking, and ultimately feel that he's proof that the show couldn't [[SerialEscalation escalate]] past the entity.Entity.
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