History YMMV / AtopTheFourthWall

2nd May '17 9:49:18 PM EricW
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** The Sleepwalker Arc has taken nearly a year and a half by this point, which admittedly is similar to the gunslinger arc, but even Linkara admitted that part of this is due to filming difficulties, as he does plan to have the storyline wrapped up in time to get another story arc in before his 10th anniversary.
1st May '17 6:55:28 AM Asue
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** Artist Greg Land for his habit of tracing drawings of people from other sources, including other comics and even porn.
** ''Film/ThePurge'' and its sequels is his vlog for ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' and his overview of the problems with ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.

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** Artist Greg Land for his habit of tracing drawings of people from other sources, including other comics and even porn.
''porn''.
** ''Film/ThePurge'' and its sequels is in his vlog for ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' and his overview of the problems with ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.
29th Mar '17 5:29:47 PM NightShade96
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* HamAndCheese: His Snowflame impression.

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His Snowflame impression.



* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Harvey calling Linkara kid, [[spoiler:signifying that he thinks of him as a surrogate son.]]

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Harvey calling Linkara kid, [[spoiler:signifying that he thinks of him as a surrogate son.]]



* HePannedItNowHeSucks: After his reviews of ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', Linkara suffered a bit of backlash from Creator/FrankMiller fans who said that Miller's contributions to the comic industry (namely, ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'') gave him a free pass to do wackier stuff. Linkara heartily disagreed.

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After his reviews of ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', Linkara suffered a bit of backlash from Creator/FrankMiller fans who said that Miller's contributions to the comic industry (namely, ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'') gave him a free pass to do wackier stuff. Linkara heartily disagreed.
29th Mar '17 5:05:24 PM NightShade96
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* BrokenBase: Let's just say there's a split between the people who love the increasingly-prominent "story" segments and the people who wish Linkara would just drop them altogether. He has acknowledged this, and now confines most story sequences to after the review portion of his videos so the people who want the story can stick around for it, but the people who don't don't have to wade through three minutes of stuff they don't care about to find where the review starts again.
** Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic {{lampshades}} this in the ''Film/AfterEarth'' review when "Creator/MNightShyamalan" quips, "If you want continuity, go watch a Linkara video."
** Also, viewers were really divided on his opinion of the Music/LadyGaga comic. Even Iron Liz posted a vlog rebuttal to his review (which, to his credit, he willingly posted a link to).
** Adblockers... First Lewis tried to handle the issue in-character, but Linkara [[GoodIsNotNice isn't exactly nice]]. Then Lewis sat down and made another video (on Website/YouTube, with no ads on it) and tried to explain succinctly and calmly that he doesn't like them because his main source of income is ad revenue. The ads are there to pay his rent, not annoy us. This was enough to win lots of fans back, but as the comments on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ZZUSpeS4k this video]] show another lot of people are still sore.
** Lewis managed to avoid this by accidentally waiting (via being busy) a month and a half before seeing ''Film/ManOfSteel'', as his vlog, while negative, hasn't attracted too much hate. Or it could just be that unlike Hope and Doug, he didn't continuously bring up the shaky cam throughout the film.
** The big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech towards Spider-Man in his 200th episode reviewing Comicbook/OneMoreDay, about the character still acting like a teenager, not taking responsibility despite constantly going on about it and [[AesopAmnesia never actually learning from his mistakes]] has caused some divisions with his viewers. Some viewers completely agreed with Linkara and the speech as a testament to how Marvel has ruined their once proud mascot. Others disagreed completely, believing Linkara was being too harsh towards a character that has been gone through years of terrible writers.
*** Lewis does admit that part of the rant was just his own jaded perspective, and also goes on to declare that what he really took issue with was that [[ExecutiveMeddling the writers]] seem to downright [[NotAllowedToGrowUp refuse to let Peter grow up]] and behave like an adult already.
** Longbox of the Damned. It's well-liked by most of Linkara's audience, but some are annoyed by just its presence, saying that it feels like just another side project that is distracting him from his other side-projects, particularly WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers.
** The new Secret Origins Month opening, with Lewis even mentioning in a video that very month that people have said they don't like it.
** The rhyming review of a Star Trek issue caused a minor controversy, with some liking it and others finding it annoying.
** The fact that, as of ''Athena 2'', Linkara seems to be trying to add [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce a Megaforce Morpher]] to his Arsenal. Some have no problem with it, ignoring their problems with the season (largely seen as lacking the quality an anniversary season should have)... and then you have people who do, and argue that Linkara should be taking a morpher from a season he's shown to have enjoyed, like [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]] or [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]].
** However, his 300th review showed that Lewis knows how to use it ''much'' more usefully than Saban Brands do.
** His video on the 15 worst comics he's reviewed featured a joke about the ending of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and in the credits he admits he hasn't actually seen the show and just wanted to take a jab at the bigots who were complaining about it. Trouble is, that unfamiliarity led him to word the joke in a way that made it seem like he was siding with those bigots, saying the people who liked the lesbian pairing needed to call the ones who didn't gay to get an erection. Unsurprisingly, it's easily the thing most talked about in the comments.
** Drunk Tony Stark. Some find him slurring Iron Man's speech to be funny. Some find it offensive. And some just find it plain annoying. It doesn't help that every time Linkara uses it, he needs to take time out of the review to address the controversy and explain why he's decided to keep doing it. Though, he does go on record claiming, "If the Comic is in the Main Continuity, and set after the Story; "Demon In A Bottle" (which Tony does confront his alcoholism), he will not do the Drunk Voice"--which he made good on with his overview of the problems with ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', as he doesn't use it for Tony there.

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* BrokenBase: Let's just say there's a split between the people who love the increasingly-prominent "story" segments and the people who wish Linkara would just drop them altogether. He has acknowledged this, and now confines most story sequences to after the review portion of his videos so the people who want the story can stick around for it, but the people who don't don't have to wade through three minutes of stuff they don't care about to find where the review starts again.
** Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic {{lampshades}} this in the ''Film/AfterEarth'' review when "Creator/MNightShyamalan" quips, "If you want continuity, go watch a Linkara video."
** Also, viewers were really divided on his opinion of the Music/LadyGaga comic. Even Iron Liz posted a vlog rebuttal to his review (which, to his credit, he willingly posted a link to).
** Adblockers... First Lewis tried to handle the issue in-character, but Linkara [[GoodIsNotNice isn't exactly nice]]. Then Lewis sat down and made another video (on Website/YouTube, with no ads on it) and tried to explain succinctly and calmly that he doesn't like them because his main source of income is ad revenue.
The ads are there to pay his rent, not annoy us. This was enough to win lots of fans back, but as the comments on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ZZUSpeS4k this video]] show another lot of people are still sore.
** Lewis managed to avoid this by accidentally waiting (via being busy) a month and a half before seeing ''Film/ManOfSteel'', as his vlog, while negative, hasn't attracted too much hate. Or it could just be that unlike Hope and Doug, he didn't continuously bring up the shaky cam throughout the film.
** The big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech towards Spider-Man in his 200th episode reviewing Comicbook/OneMoreDay, about the character still acting like a teenager, not taking responsibility despite constantly going on about it and [[AesopAmnesia never actually learning from his mistakes]]
has caused some divisions with his viewers. Some viewers completely agreed with Linkara and the speech as a testament to how Marvel has ruined their once proud mascot. Others disagreed completely, believing Linkara was being too harsh towards a character that has been gone through years of terrible writers.
*** Lewis does admit that part of the rant was just his
[[BrokenBase/AtopTheFourthWall its own jaded perspective, and also goes on to declare that what he really took issue with was that [[ExecutiveMeddling the writers]] seem to downright [[NotAllowedToGrowUp refuse to let Peter grow up]] and behave like an adult already.
** Longbox of the Damned. It's well-liked by most of Linkara's audience, but some are annoyed by just its presence, saying that it feels like just another side project that is distracting him from his other side-projects, particularly WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers.
** The new Secret Origins Month opening, with Lewis even mentioning in a video that very month that people have said they don't like it.
** The rhyming review of a Star Trek issue caused a minor controversy, with some liking it and others finding it annoying.
** The fact that, as of ''Athena 2'', Linkara seems to be trying to add [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce a Megaforce Morpher]] to his Arsenal. Some have no problem with it, ignoring their problems with the season (largely seen as lacking the quality an anniversary season should have)... and then you have people who do, and argue that Linkara should be taking a morpher from a season he's shown to have enjoyed, like [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]] or [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]].
** However, his 300th review showed that Lewis knows how to use it ''much'' more usefully than Saban Brands do.
** His video on the 15 worst comics he's reviewed featured a joke about the ending of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and in the credits he admits he hasn't actually seen the show and just wanted to take a jab at the bigots who were complaining about it. Trouble is, that unfamiliarity led him to word the joke in a way that made it seem like he was siding with those bigots, saying the people who liked the lesbian pairing needed to call the ones who didn't gay to get an erection. Unsurprisingly, it's easily the thing most talked about in the comments.
** Drunk Tony Stark. Some find him slurring Iron Man's speech to be funny. Some find it offensive. And some just find it plain annoying. It doesn't help that every time Linkara uses it, he needs to take time out of the review to address the controversy and explain why he's decided to keep doing it. Though, he does go on record claiming, "If the Comic is in the Main Continuity, and set after the Story; "Demon In A Bottle" (which Tony does confront his alcoholism), he will not do the Drunk Voice"--which he made good on with his overview of the problems with ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', as he doesn't use it for Tony there.
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29th Mar '17 5:02:02 PM NightShade96
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* HarsherInHindsight: He concludes his two-part review of ''The Rise of Arsenal'' by remarking that hopefully, DC's forthcoming (at the time) reboot will erase both ''Cry For Justice'' and this mini from continuity, resurrecting Lian Harper in the process. Later that week, DC stated that one of the changes is that Arsenal[=/=]Roy Harper will be undergoing a reduction in his age and would now be too young to have had a daughter (or at least, the Lian the readers knew) yet. This does mean that Cry For Justice and The Rise of Arsenal was erased. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Linkara.
** His ComicBook/BlueBeetle tribute in which he praises it on its more lighthearted approach to superheroes and him ashamed that more [[Comicbook/TheBoys darker comics get more subscribers]] than the original runs of the series in light of the new series of ComicBook/BlueBeetle that is going with a DarkerAndEdgier approach.
** As a throwaway joke in the review of ''The Dark Knight Strikes Again Part 2'', Linkara sees pixilation in the comic and complains that the comic is glitching out, speculating a Missingno is involved. [[spoiler:Fast forward to the end of the Entity saga...]]
** During his review of "Titans #1" in 2008, Linkara makes reference to Lian Harper and the sense of nostalgia he feels about her. [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice Come 2009...]]
** In Linkara's review of [[spoiler: One More Day]], he mentions several times how he would do anything to get the effects of said comic reversed ([[spoiler:outside of making a DealWithTheDevil]]). Later on, [[spoiler:Holokara proves true to that, and was planning to threaten to blow up Marvel Headquarters to ''force'' them to reverse One More Day]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:it's stated that the ''real'' Linkara would have eventually done the very same thing had he not been made aware of how egotistical and selfish he was becoming]].
** Him trying to contact Creator/ApolloZHack may be a bit unnerving when the last time we saw him in the Reviewaverse Saga, [[spoiler:he killed Lupa and presumably went on a killing spree, targeting every critic out there]].
** The reason Harvey calls Linkara kid? [[spoiler: He lost his son]].
** In his review of ''One More Day'', he noted that he was cautiously optimistic about the Marvel NOW initiative because he thought it would allow the writers to interpret Peter Parker as a young adult that learns from his mistakes instead of [[ManChild an adult with a teenager's mindset]]. Marvel NOW then began with ''The Superior Spider-Man'', featuring Otto Octavius - a protagonist that not only ignores the "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" creed that was the cornerstone of his predecessor's code of conduct, but one that absolutely '''refuses''' [[NeverMyFault to take responsibility for his actions]] - something that Peter at least tried to do, but screwed up on due to inconsistent writing.
** In his review of "The Electric Tale of Pikachu" he questions how ghost Pokemon work, stating it is implied that regular pokemon become them when they die, and wonders if humans become ghost Pokemon when they die as well. He seemed to have forgotten about Yamask which are spirits of dead humans, having become ghost Pokemon, and one of the biggest tear-jerkers of all Pokemon. [[note]] they hold death masks that represent their once human faces, and they do nothing but mourn what they have become [[/note]] Later games introduced Phantump which is a tree stump brought to life because it's [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids possessed by the spirits of dead children]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: He concludes his two-part review of ''The Rise of Arsenal'' by remarking that hopefully, DC's forthcoming (at the time) reboot will erase both ''Cry For Justice'' and this mini from continuity, resurrecting Lian Harper in the process. Later that week, DC stated that one of the changes is that Arsenal[=/=]Roy Harper will be undergoing a reduction in his age and would now be too young to have had a daughter (or at least, the Lian the readers knew) yet. This does mean that Cry For Justice and The Rise of Arsenal was erased. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Linkara.
** His ComicBook/BlueBeetle tribute in which he praises it on
show has [[HarsherInHindsight/AtopTheFourthWall its more lighthearted approach to superheroes and him ashamed that more [[Comicbook/TheBoys darker comics get more subscribers]] than the original runs of the series in light of the new series of ComicBook/BlueBeetle that is going with a DarkerAndEdgier approach.
** As a throwaway joke in the review of ''The Dark Knight Strikes Again Part 2'', Linkara sees pixilation in the comic and complains that the comic is glitching out, speculating a Missingno is involved. [[spoiler:Fast forward to the end of the Entity saga...]]
** During his review of "Titans #1" in 2008, Linkara makes reference to Lian Harper and the sense of nostalgia he feels about her. [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice Come 2009...]]
** In Linkara's review of [[spoiler: One More Day]], he mentions several times how he would do anything to get the effects of said comic reversed ([[spoiler:outside of making a DealWithTheDevil]]). Later on, [[spoiler:Holokara proves true to that, and was planning to threaten to blow up Marvel Headquarters to ''force'' them to reverse One More Day]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:it's stated that the ''real'' Linkara would have eventually done the very same thing had he not been made aware of how egotistical and selfish he was becoming]].
** Him trying to contact Creator/ApolloZHack may be a bit unnerving when the last time we saw him in the Reviewaverse Saga, [[spoiler:he killed Lupa and presumably went on a killing spree, targeting every critic out there]].
** The reason Harvey calls Linkara kid? [[spoiler: He lost his son]].
** In his review of ''One More Day'', he noted that he was cautiously optimistic about the Marvel NOW initiative because he thought it would allow the writers to interpret Peter Parker as a young adult that learns from his mistakes instead of [[ManChild an adult with a teenager's mindset]]. Marvel NOW then began with ''The Superior Spider-Man'', featuring Otto Octavius - a protagonist that not only ignores the "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" creed that was the cornerstone of his predecessor's code of conduct, but one that absolutely '''refuses''' [[NeverMyFault to take responsibility for his actions]] - something that Peter at least tried to do, but screwed up on due to inconsistent writing.
** In his review of "The Electric Tale of Pikachu" he questions how ghost Pokemon work, stating it is implied that regular pokemon become them when they die, and wonders if humans become ghost Pokemon when they die as well. He seemed to have forgotten about Yamask which are spirits of dead humans, having become ghost Pokemon, and one of the biggest tear-jerkers of all Pokemon. [[note]] they hold death masks that represent their once human faces, and they do nothing but mourn what they have become [[/note]] Later games introduced Phantump which is a tree stump brought to life because it's [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids possessed by the spirits of dead children]].
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* HilariousInHindsight: Has [[HilariousInHindsight/AtopTheFourthWall its own page]].
* {{HSQ}}: Goes off the charts numerous times, especially in response to the VisualEffectsOfAwesome.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Has The show has [[HilariousInHindsight/AtopTheFourthWall its own page]].
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Goes off the charts numerous times, especially in response to the VisualEffectsOfAwesome.



* InternetBackdraft: His critique of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' has led to some harsh responses from Creator/FrankMiller fans and his ''lack'' of response to ComicBook/TheMaxx was taken as an indictment of its quality. Verging into real-world politics was his crossover with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic to review ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''; they staged a rather elaborate joke about the unrealistically happy reaction of all the world's leaders to Superman announcing that he was taking their nukes. In this exchange he mentioned Israel not as a value judgment, but simply as a group of people that probably would not burst into wild happy applause if they were stripped of their nuclear arsenal by outside forces. He received a barrage of hatemail afterwards, both from people who supported Israel and thought he was being disloyal and from people who do not support Israel thinking he was supporting their sovereignty. He even addressed this in his commentary for the review.
** Some of it was also because he expressed belief in the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction, the idea that nukes prevent wars and encourage peace. Since no one would dare go to war with a country that possessed such weapons, and no one with nuclear weapons would dare use them. [You know, just like every politician on all sides at the time the movie was made believed].

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* InternetBackdraft: InternetBackdraft:
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His critique of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' has led to some harsh responses from Creator/FrankMiller fans and his ''lack'' of response to ComicBook/TheMaxx was taken as an indictment of its quality. quality.
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Verging into real-world politics was his crossover with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic to review ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''; they staged a rather elaborate joke about the unrealistically happy reaction of all the world's leaders to Superman announcing that he was taking their nukes. In this exchange he mentioned Israel not as a value judgment, but simply as a group of people that probably would not burst into wild happy applause if they were stripped of their nuclear arsenal by outside forces. He received a barrage of hatemail afterwards, both from people who supported Israel and thought he was being disloyal and from people who do not support Israel thinking he was supporting their sovereignty. He even addressed this in his commentary for the review.
** *** Some of it was also because he expressed belief in the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction, the idea that nukes prevent wars and encourage peace. Since no one would dare go to war with a country that possessed such weapons, and no one with nuclear weapons would dare use them. [You know, just like every politician on all sides at the time the movie was made believed].



* MagnificentBastard: Linkara himself is a rare [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]] version. He frequently [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats]] and [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu outsmarts]] villains [[MultiversalConqueror FAR more]] [[EldritchAbomination powerful]] than he is, simply by virtue of being [[XanatosSpeedChess quickwitted]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]], and CrazyPrepared.

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Linkara himself is a rare [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]] version. He frequently [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats]] and [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu outsmarts]] villains [[MultiversalConqueror FAR more]] [[EldritchAbomination powerful]] than he is, simply by virtue of being [[XanatosSpeedChess quickwitted]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]], and CrazyPrepared.



* MemeticBadass: From his LetsPlay of Pokemon Omicron, Li'l Petti!

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From his LetsPlay of Pokemon Pokémon Omicron, Li'l Petti!



* MemeticMutation: I AM A MAN! *punch* and variants.

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I AM A MAN! *punch* and variants.



* MoralEventHorizon: Mechakara was always a CompleteMonster, but firmly crossed it when he [[spoiler: tried to [[DrivenToSuicide drive Linkara to suicide]] (and it was ''not'' PlayedForLaughs), by making him think he was [[AbusiveParents the father]] of the girl who was turned into his magic gun.]]

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Mechakara was always a CompleteMonster, but firmly crossed it when he [[spoiler: tried to [[DrivenToSuicide drive Linkara to suicide]] (and it was ''not'' PlayedForLaughs), by making him think he was [[AbusiveParents the father]] of the girl who was turned into his magic gun.]]



* NeverLiveItDown: One time, in his P O Un boxing Videos, Linkara & Viga went three hours of un boxing, before Linkara realise that he forgot to turn on the sound recording. He had to check if the sound was on, several times, in the next P O Un boxing?
* NightmareRetardant: Okay, once the Entity was finally out in the open, it had a lot of really creepy lines with a neat voice filter effect, and the way it kept glitching out and teleporting around the room was genuinely creative and freaky. [[spoiler:But it's in the form of '90s Kid. Linkara already has such an adorable baby face and '90s Kid has such dumb fashion sense it dulled the edge of the horror a bit.]] But for others, all that made it even worse...

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* NeverLiveItDown: One time, in his P O Un boxing PO Unboxing Videos, Linkara & and Viga went three hours of un boxing, unboxing, before Linkara realise realised that he forgot to turn on the sound recording. He had to check if the sound was on, several times, in the next P O Un boxing?
PO Unboxing.
* NightmareRetardant: NightmareRetardant:
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Okay, once the Entity was finally out in the open, it had a lot of really creepy lines with a neat voice filter effect, and the way it kept glitching out and teleporting around the room was genuinely creative and freaky. [[spoiler:But it's in the form of '90s Kid. Linkara already has such an adorable baby face and '90s Kid has such dumb fashion sense it dulled the edge of the horror a bit.]] But for others, all that made it even worse...



* TheWoobie: [[spoiler: The little girl from the ''Silent Hill Dead/Alive'' prologues. The parents who she loved and adored never cared about her other than using her as a sacrifice to forge a weapon to use in mass genocide for their God. She was tortured and killed to create the weapon (Linkara's magic gun), but when they touched the weapon they were driven insane and killed.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler: her name has been forgotten, even by the cultists who killed her]] makes it just a bit more painful.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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[[spoiler: The little girl from the ''Silent Hill Dead/Alive'' prologues. The parents who she loved and adored never cared about her other than using her as a sacrifice to forge a weapon to use in mass genocide for their God. She was tortured and killed to create the weapon (Linkara's magic gun), but when they touched the weapon they were driven insane and killed.]]
** *** The fact that [[spoiler: her name has been forgotten, even by the cultists who killed her]] makes it just a bit more painful.
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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]].
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