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->''There's action that makes you pump your fist in amazement, moments that make you "aww" from their gooey happiness. Things that you shudder to think about, and can bring a tear to the eye. It's not about quick jokes and entertainment anymore: it's about evolution towards something greater. It's about learning how to create something new inside the frame work we have.''

->''You think it's about humor and being cool. But if you wrote something stronger, to touch the heart and mind and make a reader think, then isn't that enough? Expand your horizons far enough, put your mind to it, and you can do anything.''

->''If we all prepare ourselves, look back, look forward, and make the choices we know are right, we can create something that will stand the test of time.''
--> '''''Leviticus Wilkes'' on the Infinite Loops Misc. Thread'''

The Infinite Loops, also known as the Innortal-style Time Loops, are an ever-expanding genre of Time Loop fanfics.

The premise is that [[ExcusePlot something]] has happened to [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Yggdrasil]], the World Tree computer that contains and runs the multiverse. As a result, the various universes have been put in 'safe mode', [[GroundhogDayLoop time-looping]] until Yggdrasil can be repaired. Each universe's loop is maintained by the presence of an Anchor, a core person from that loop who is the first to notice their universe is looping. There is always an Anchor in a Loop.

As repairs to Yggdrasil continue, more people in each universe begin Looping as well, but are not necessarily aware participants in every Loop; only the Anchor is so blessed... or cursed. Your mileage may vary. Characters that are aware of the Loops and retain memories of their previous go-arounds are termed "Awake".

In addition, Fused Loops allow Loopers from different universes to interact. As a given, Loopers are tremendously stir-crazy due to the loops. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity usually ensues.]]

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[[folder:Links to published compilations]]

* As a rule, all compilations are currently marked as in-progress.
** Innortal's original series of Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/~Innortal here]]. Note that the events that take place within Innortal's Loops are generally taken as BroadStrokes in comparison with the later entries.
** The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] Loops can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/98568/mlp-time-loops here.]]
** Miscellaneous loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10020282/1/The-Infinite-Loops-Miscellaneous-Compilations here]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10581910 here]].
** The Franchise/AceAttorney and Franchise/ProfessorLayton Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10132115/1/Professor-Layton-VS-Ace-Attorney-Loops here]].
** The Manga/AttackOnTitan loops may be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10861266/1/Attack-on-Titan-The-Infinite-Loops here]].
** The Creator/CartoonNetwork & Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10922227/1/The-Infinte-Cartoon-Network-and-Nickelodeon-Loops here]].
** The Creator/DCComics Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10836082/1/The-Infinite-Loops-DC-Comics-Loops here]]
** The Franchise/{{Digimon}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10826089/1/Digital-Monster-Loops here,]] while the Rockbane compilation is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5354147/160/Random-Thoughts-of-a-Chaotic-Mind here]]. Please note that similarly to Innortal's, Rockbane's Loops are taken as BroadStrokes.
** The Series/DoctorWho Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10590667/1/Doctor-Who-Infinite-Loops here]].
** The {{Eyeshield 21}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10834204/1/The-Infinite-Loops-Eyeshield-21 here]]
** An Evangelion loop focusing on what caused the first loop crash can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11011096/1/ here]].
** The noncanon [[FireEmblem Fire Emblem Awakening]] Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10068095/1/Awakening-Loops here]].
** The Franchise/FinalFantasy Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10963418/1/Final-Fantasy-Loops-Dawn-of-Souls here]]. VideoGame/BravelyDefault Loops are also posted here.
** The VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11111954/1/Infinite-Loops-Five-Nights-at-Freddy-s here.]]
** The Manga/FullmetalAlchemist loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11422090/1/FMA-Loops here.]]
** The WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Loops (eventually expanded to encompass [[Literature/DragonridersofPern Pern]] and other dragon-centric settings) are found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305602/1/HTTYD_Loops here]].
** All ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Loops under 3000 words are posted [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/234201 here]].
** The Manga/{{Inuyasha}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10021933/1/Inuloops here]]
** The JurassicPark Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11327314/1/The-Infinite-Loops-Jurassic-Park here]].
** The TabletopGame/MagiNation Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10848104/1/The-Infinite-Time-Loops-Magi-Nation here]].
** The Franchise/MassEffect Loops are found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10120056/1/Mass-Effect-Loops here.]]
** The Franchise/MegaMan Loops are found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10094468/1/Mega-Loops here.]]
** The Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Infinite Loops compilation can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11156728/1/Infinite-Loops-Gundam-SEED here]].
** The Creator/{{Nintendo}} Infinite Loops compilation (minus Franchise/{{Pokemon}} and Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda) can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11457172/1/Infinite-Time-Loops-Nintendo-Loops here]].
** The WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10017919/1/Oban-in-the-Infinite here]]
** The Anime/OjamajoDoremi Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10082299/1/Ojamajo-Loops here]].
** The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10217129/1/The-Infinite-Loops-Pokemon-Loops here]].
** The Manga/RanmaOneHalf Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2210522/12/The-Ranma-Omake-Files-Innortal-Style here]].
** The Machinima/{{RedVsBlue}} can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10880417/1/ here]].
** The WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11207539/1/RWBY-Loops here]]. Another author, who actually started before the former, has [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11148734/1/Fruit-Loops written their own]].
** The Anime/SailorMoon Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2210522/1/The-Ranma-Omake-Files-Innortal-Style here]].
** The VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10824968/1/The-Infinite-Time-Loops-Skullgirls here]]
** The Franchise/SlyCooper Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10478581/1/The-Infinite-Loops-Sly-Cooper here]].
** The Franchise/SpyroTheDragon loops [[note]] covers both the classic and VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro series[[/note]] can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10163038/1/The-Infinite-Loops-A-Tale-of-two-Realms here]].
** The Franchise/StarWars loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724500/1/Star-Wars-Episode-Infinity-the-Loops here]].
** The Franchise/{{Transformers}} Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10200153/1/Transformers-Loops here]].
** You can offer skull tribute to the TabletopGame/Warhammer40K loops [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11047109/1/The-Infinite-Warhammer-40-000-Loops here]].
** The [[WesternAnimation/WinxClub Winx Club]] Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11320673/1/Winx-Club-Infinite-Loops here.]]
** The Franchise/YuGiOh Loops can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9685366/1/Yu-Gi-Oh-Time-Loops here.]]
** The [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] Loops are found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10039954/1/Legend-of-Zelda-Time-Loops here.]]
** An extended Ranma loop (and crossover with Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha) is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406239/1/Time-Loop here]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5866373/1/Meeting-Nanoha here.]]
** A continuation of Innortal's Naruto loops, compiled by a different author, can be found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10936583/1/The-Infinite-Naruto-Loops here]].
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[[folder:Links to discussion forums about the loops]]

* The [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] thread is so long it’s been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-time-loops.257060/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-time-loops-thread-2.268673/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-time-loops-thread-3.274575/ 3]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-loops-thread-4.280859/ 4]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-time-loops-thread-5.284904/ 5]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-loops-thread-6.290209/ 6]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-loops-thread-7.295919/ 7]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-time-loops-thread-8.300235/ 8]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mlp-loops-thread-9.306018/ 9]] \\

* The Miscellaneous Loops thread has been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/miscellaneous-loops.280058/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-2.288478/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-3.298859/ 3]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-4.304064/ 4]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-5.307215/ 5]][[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-6.310756/ 6]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-the-miscellaneous-section.313580/ 7]][[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-miscellaneous-section-the-second-coming.341153/ 8]]
* The VideoGame/MegaMan Loops are so long they've been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops.281489/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops-2-get-equipped-with-time-loops.297315/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops-3-battle-in-the-network-now-fortified-with-vitamins-x-and-zero.317846/ 3]]
* The {{Pokemon}} Loops are so long that they've been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-pokemon-loops.286471/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/pokemon-the-loops-2000.302162/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/pokemon-3-the-loops-spell-of-yggdrasil.317223/ 3]]
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-animorphs-loops.306496 here.]]
* The Franchise/AceAttorney and Franchise/ProfessorLayton Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/professor-layton-vs-ace-attorney-loops.282317/ here.]]
* The [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack on Titan]] loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/attack-on-titan-infinite-loops-thread.318709/ here]].
* The VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/banjo-kazooie-loops.282574/ here]].
* The Series/CodeGeass Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/code-geass-loops.287095/ here]].
* The Franchise/DCComics Loops Thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/dc-comics-loops.311681/ here]].
* The Franchise/{{Digimon}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/digital-monster-loops.300524/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Disney}} / Franchise/KingdomHearts Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/disney-kingdom-hearts-loops.312634/ here]].
* The Series/DoctorWho loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/doctor-who-infinite-loops.306558/ here]].
* The Franchise/FinalFantasy Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/final-fantasy-loops-dawn-of-souls.321847/ here]]. VideoGame/BravelyDefault Loops can also be placed here.
* The VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-at-freddys.329956/ here]].
* The Manga/FullmetalAlchemist loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fma-loops.348478/ here.]]
* The Gainax Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-gainax-loops.346576/ here]].
* The JurassicPark Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/welcome-to-jurassic-loops.344857/ here]].
* The Franchise/DotHack Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/hack-loops.283566/ here]].
* The WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Loops (eventually expanded to encompass [[Literature/DragonridersofPern Pern]] and other dragon-centric settings) are found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/httyd-loops-thread.305548/ here]].
* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/homestuck-infinite-loops.319449/ here]].
* The Franchise/JurassicPark Loop thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/welcome-to-jurassic-loops.344857/ here]].
* The Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/jojos-bizarre-time-loops.283857/ here]].
* The Animation/LooneyTunes Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-looney-toon-style.313493/ here]].
* The LightNovel/LogHorizon Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/log-horizon-infinite-loops.286511/ here]].
* The Franchise/LyricalNanoha thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/magical-looper-lyrical-nanoha-the-infinite-loops.313445/ here]].
* The Madoka Magica Loops can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/madoka-magica-loops.351929/ here]].
* The Creator/MarvelComics Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-marvelous-loops-marvel-loops.313159/ here]].
* The Franchise/MassEffect Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mass-effect-loops.282237/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundam Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mobile-suit-gundam-general-loops.288175/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-gundam-seed.313479/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/gundam-wing-loops.288112/ here]].
* The Miscellaneous Anime Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/miscellaneous-anime-loops.346576/ here]].
* The {{Naruto}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-naruto-loops.310681/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and Creator/CartoonNetwork loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/cartoon-network-infinite-loops-thread.329420/ here]] and [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-nickelodeon-infinite-loops.329421/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Nintendo}} Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-nintendo-loops-2-the-lost-loops.353865/ here]].
* The [[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva Project Diva]] Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-vocaloid-project-diva-loops.293814/ here]].
* The Machinima/{{RedVsBlue}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-red-vs-blue-thread.322634/ here]].
* The WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Loop thread is found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-rwby-loops.332085/ here]].
* The (now-dead) Anime/SailorMoon Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sailor-moon-time-loops.275977/ here]].
* The Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei and Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-shin-megami-teisei-person-infinite-loops.310709/ here.]]
* The Magazine/ShonenJump Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/shonen-jump-infinite-loops.322108/ here.]]
* The Franchise/SlyCooper Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-sly-cooper.303159/ here]].
* The Franchise/SpyroTheDragon loop thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/spyro-the-dragon-loops.292449/ here]], with an official FanFictionDotNet Forum found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/forum/Spyro-loops/157149/ here]].
* The Franchise/StarWars loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/star-wars-infinite-loops-a-phantom-menace.306086/ here]].
* The Franchise/{{Transformers}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/transformers-loops.286044/ here]].
* The TabletopGame/Warhammer40K Loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-warhammer-40-000-loops.326759/ here.]]
* The WesternAnimation/WinxClub thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-winx-club-infinite-loops.345664/ here.]]
* The (noncanon) Literature/{{Worm}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/worm-loops.282371/ here]].
* The VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/xenoloops-now-its-infinite-loops-time.313278/ here.]]
* The Franchise/YuGiOh Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/ygo-time-loops.269476/ here]].
* The [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/legend-of-zelda-time-loops.282349/ here]].
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[[folder:Multi-Fusion Threads]]

* These threads are for massively fused Loops. Expects things to get crazy.
** There is also a thread where every Looper EVER is involved with the [[LordOfTheRings Battle of Pelennor]]. View it [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-great-battle-of-pelennor-infinite-loops-style.288337/ here]].

** There is now a thread where every Looper EVER is involved in the making of a Theatrical Production, directed by [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi and the S.O.S brigade]]. View it [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-movie.306132/ here]].

** [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/discussion-thread-for-the-great-battle-of-perim.313559/ This thread]] is for the Great Battle of [[{{Chaotic}} Perim]]
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[[folder:Other]]

* Links containing useful information are found here.
** This [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkbOOCFrNx1-dDZJZXhGLUxsRFdMWHQzMXVlenhLdXc&usp=sharing#gid=0 spreadsheet]] compiles all the known Looping universes, along with their Anchors and Loopers.
** You can add to the Multiverse with [[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tn_FGwzFTXiQ_EHk3SSsURza6vFE7SL6fm4mulZSluc/viewform this form]]. Please do not add new universes, anchors or loopers without checking the [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-2.288478/ Miscellaneous Loops Thread]] first.
** The Infinite Loops now has its own Wiki. View it [[http://infinite-loops.wikia.com/wiki/Infinite_Loops_Wiki here]].
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!! ''The Infinite Loops'' provide examples of:

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[[folder: In General]]
* AbortedArc: Given that multiple writers work on several loops at a time, this is bound to happen, though most are pretty good about finishing what they start. Most of the time this tends to happen because the arc isn't all that well received either by fellow loop writers or readers, a case of real life getting in the way, or a loop writer simply losing interest in the loops in general.
** Of course, there are cases of loop writers genuinely forgetting they were writing an arc too.
* AdultFear: The Admins in charge of the system explicitly render loopers unable to have children they would not have had in a normal timeline, since the child would cease to exist the moment a loop ended. The agony of losing said child left [[spoiler:Ranma]] in tears.
* AdaptationalBadass: Basically a requirement: practically all Loopers acquire WrongContextMagic or tech or abilities from other Loops.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Some characters that were villainous in the baseline have mellowed out since they started Looping.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Likewise, some characters that were heroic in the baseline have been broken by the Loops, though fortunately this is rare overall.
* AlasPoorVillain: The typical (but by no means only) view of Sakura. While a lot of beings fear her, including her own anchor, it's typically acknowledged that when you get down to it, Sakura is just a sad girl who realized that she could toss away morality, since all of her actions ultimately amount to ''nothing.'' She has managed to recover a little bit, but she still has her relapses.
* AlternateRealityGame: In a sense. The 'Hub' universe is suppose to be ''our'' universe, and isn't looping because it was the only universe not damaged by what supposedly caused the loops in the first place. While rarely ever brought up, there ''is'' mention that loop compliers and writers are supposedly seers who are able to see the shenanigans the characters get up to in the loops and are compelled to write about it for some reason. It's also possibly for loopers to loop into our world for a brief time, with the Admins blanking human memory once they leave and fixing any major damage they may have caused. Not many writers actually ''do'' anything with this outside of the characters talking to their original creators or taking items from the Hub loop, but it's there, technically making the loops this trope.
* AlternateSelf: "Looping Twins" usually fall into one or another. They're the same character, but from [[AlternateContinuity different continuities]] that have ''both'' started looping. Usually, this setup is used to prevent [[MultipleChoicePast Dissassociative Loop Identity Disorder]] from happening, especially if the alternate continuities are are vastly different. Some notable cases are [[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Classic]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Legend Spyro]], [[Manga/DigimonVTamer01 Taichi Yagami]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Taichi 'Tai' Kamiya]], and [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats the Thunder Cats]], which have mirror twins of nearly ''all'' their looping classic and [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 advanced]] counterparts.
* AnachronicOrder: There's no guarantee that a given snippet comes after the one before it or before the ones after it.
* AnachronismStew: Loopers will sometimes swipe things from other loops to use later... no matter what technology base their home loop has.
* ApocalypseHow: Actions that result in Eiken Loops or extremely messed-up Loops often fall somewhere in here. In addition, the Loops themselves are a last-ditch effort by the gods that run reality to stave off the absolute highest level of this.
** An event known as The Crash involves the highest level of destruction happening to an entire branch, that is a universe and its directly related multiversal variants, of Yggdrasil.
* TheArtifact:
** The Gods trying to repair Yggdrasil being referred to as 'Admin's. This was because, originally, the Admins from Anime/AhMyGoddess were the ones repairing the multiverse. As the loops continued to grow and more deities based on actual mythical deities began popping up, ''actual'' Admins from the anime started becoming rarer and rarer, to the point they almost never pop up at all.
** The time loop itself can end up becoming this for a few loop compilations. While they usually start out following the 'screwing around with canon events' plotlines, depending on how much source material there is (and sometimes even if there is a lot to go on), the snips slowly start to go from 'messing around with canon events' to 'watching near god like characters play around and mess with each other', or 'watch them deal with odd variants', or 'watch them interact with characters not from their canon'. Of course, [[TropesAreTools this is by no means a inherently bad thing.]] A lot of the more well known and liked snips tend to fall into those three categories.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Yggdrasil is like a computer and if loopers force it to do things that its not programmed for or doesn't have the capacity to perform, the result is an error. Errors mean more work for admins and [[AnythingButThat Eiken loops for loopers]].
* BlackHoleSue: InUniverse, [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Leah]] [[LampshadeHanging complains]] how no matter ''what'' she or anyone else does, "Everything seems to revolve around those two idiots (Bella and Edward) and their relationship, whether it wants to or not." It's a fact that most loopers, even from said verse, [[TakeThat cannot stand, and it's why those two are the most wildly hated two non-loopers both in and out of universe because of it.]] Regardless, it doesn't stop loopers from causing them hell every chance they get, no matter how much they eat up baselines they loop into.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Apparently, before Twilight Sparkle came along, all the potential Anchors for the Terminator Loop had a tendency to go mad, die, or go mad and then die.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: {{Inverted}}. Since all the characters know that the Hub universe (our world) exists, references to this generally make sense InUniverse. The only true example is ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, who is the only one aware of the writers working on the Infinite Loops (and he isn't even looping).
* BroadStrokes: The general viewpoint on Innortal canon.
* CanonImmigrant: Not only do the loops allow characters from different canons to interact, there are even a few characters from ''[[RecursiveFanfiction other]]'' [[RecursiveFanfiction fanfics]] who have gone on to become Loopers too. These include:
** ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' Rei
** ''Fanfic/PastSins'' Nyx
* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: Unless it's soul-bonded to you[[note]]Usually restricted to powerful magical artifacts[[/note]] or you put it in your [[{{Hammerspace}} subspace pocket.]]
** Items from locked Loops can't be taken even with subspace pockets, and tend to get replaced with disapproving notes from the Admins. Twilight Sparkle was very disappointed to learn that she wouldn't get to play with [[Franchise/DoctorWho Timelord technology]].
* TheChosenOne: The Anchors of each universe, chosen to keep the universe stabilized.
** TheChosenMany: Loopers in general.
* ComedicSociopath: A non-Looping Nanny Ogg cheerfully brushes off Twilight and Rarity killing an evil witch because it's not someone she or Granny Weatherwax know.
* ContinuityDrift: In universe, the loops can sometimes have certain details vary between them.
* ContinuitySnarl: Both in ''and'' out of universe, due to bizarre Variant Loops and the absurd number of authors, respectively, as well as the TimeAbyss scale of the Loops.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Loopers who manage to crash a Loop by pulling too many shenanigans (creating extra work for the admin responsible for it) get punishment loops in unpleasant settings, the most notorious being the [[AnythingButThat Eiken loops]].
* CrapsackWorld: Not only are examples of these settings caught up in the loops, some realities are labeled as Quarantined either because they are filled with malicious malware and viruses, manifesting as a [[MindRape mind raping]] EldritchAbomination to Loopers, or because there are things in their baseline which are flat out dangerous to the multiverse as a whole. [[{{Manga/Uzumaki}} Uzumaki]] is an example of the former and [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} the Skaia protocol]] used to be an example of the latter.
** Also the Lovecraft Mythos, albeit due to a nonstandard cause:
-->'''Sleipnir:''' You do realize that the Lovecraft Mythos is basically comprised of a branch of rogue hackers and viruses? They're the 4chan of Yggdrasil!
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' That actually explains a lot.
** Several worlds that were this in baseline, however, have begun to improve over time, thanks to the efforts of the Loopers.
** The Literature/{{Twilight}} universe isn't highly regarded by visiting Loopers. It almost drove its Anchor, Leah, to despair and madness.
* CrossOver: Fused Loops. What, and how ''much'', is crossed over varies.
** Also, the premise as a whole qualifies an ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' crossover.
** MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: According to the background lore, backups of universes stored in the Hub (our world) cause the natives to write fiction about those universes. On a more tangible note, the Admins will occasionally dump multiple Anchors into the same loop [[LetsYouAndHimFight for the lulz.]]
* CrossoverPunchline: A favorite tactic by a lot of loop writers, though there are a lot who make a conscious effort not to over abuse this.
* CurbStompBattle: Fights between a Looper and a non-looper will, with very few exceptions, result in one in the Looper's favor due to their vast experience and access to WrongContextMagic and technology.
* DarkerAndEdgier: And LighterAndSofter. Gets [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zagged]] pretty frequently. While generally light hearted, some writers will often write darker and more serious snips for several reasons, be it for character development reasons, plot reasons, or just because. Likewise, more serious in nature loop series will often have sillier snips that fall more in line with usual loops shenanigans.
* DeadpanSnarker: ''Everyone'' gets moments of this.
** WorldOfSnark: No, a ''multiverse'' of Snark.
* DeathIsCheap: Most loopers regard death as an annoyance or minor inconvenience due to the loop reset always bringing them back.
** [[spoiler:Rincewind]], on the other hand, is so efficient at running away that he has not yet died in ANY loop... [[spoiler:Until the death of Sir Terry Pratchett, at least. Since Death couldn't be there for Sir Terry in the Hub, Rincewind goes in his place, and dies for the first time in the Loops.]]
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: PlayedStraight and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. Ascending to InUniverse [[PhysicalGod Godhood]] is alright, like Goku becoming a Super Saiyan God, and quite a few loopers have become powerful enough to be considered gods in their own right. Ascending to ''Adminhood'', however, is a bad thing. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero A very,]] ''[[TimeCrash very]]'' [[ApocalypseHow bad thing.]] [[spoiler: Just ask Madoka...]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: This can come up on occasion, particularly with more divisive characters or power levels.
** Exactly how the mechanics of characters 'Awaking' for the first time in the loops work is a subject many authors of the loops can't seem to agree upon. The only thing set in stone is that they have to be important to the anchor in someway to start looping. Ask any of the authors about specifics though, and one will likely tell you only characters from baseline can loop, while another will say characters that originate from variants can loop, while others will say variant originated characters can only loop if soul bounded to the anchor, while others say they have to be soul bounded to an artifact that they can stuff in their subspace pocket to survive the loop transition, while others say that's impossible because subspace pockets can't hold sentient creatures, even if they're in a non-sentient object like a Pokeball... And ''then'' there are people who say pretty much the only qualification is how popular they are with the readers, and if people / the authors care about them enough to do so.
** Of course, there's also character interpretations and such. One writer may write an arc to show that a character as some rather deep HiddenDepths... while another can write an arc shortly after that has them extremely {{Flanderized}} for the [[RuleOfFunny sake of comedy.]] Both can be true, also, given the nature of the Loops being a massive TimeAbyss.
* DimensionalTraveler: Traveling to a variation of the universe you're in isn't a problem, as it's technically part of the same Loop. Traveling to a completely different Loop, on the other hand can create significant problems within Yggdrasil, especially if an Anchor spends a great deal of time during a Loop outside their Loop of origin. Series/OnceUponATime was been designated Read-Only for a long time, since no one could tell just how many Anchors were needed to stabilize the multiple tangled potential Loops it encompasses in the first place.
* DoingInTheWizard: With regards to what's going on with Yggdrasil at the Admin level. In the Innortal era, all that was explained was that Yggdrasil was broken and the goddesses from Manga/AhMyGoddess were working on it. It was little more than an ExcusePlot to allow for time looping shenanigans with the occasion crossover. As time has gone on, more focus has been placed on what's going on at the Admin level, and how the problems with Yggdrasil affect various loops.
* DoorStopper: As of adding this trope, the [=FiM=] loops have gone on for 105 chapters and ''1,041,039 words''. And that's not ''even'' counting all fics in the Infinite Loops as a whole...
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Characters can have some Loops where their ability to access their subspace pockets or out-of-loop abilities are curtailed or sealed for various reasons (such as a Loop being Read-Only). Loopers can also do this to themselves to keep things from getting too boring, such as Ranma, one of the Original Seven, going a whole Loop using only one discipline of martial arts or only one move (which, technically, qualifies for the former). Loops that involuntarily lock down a loopers abilities are generally not fun for the Looper in question, which is why such Loops are sometimes used as punishments for having crashed a Loop.
* DysfunctionJunction: The Admins, depending on the pantheon. Just like in real life, the Olympians manage to be the worst, many of them being childish, spiteful and petty.
** Not that some of the Loopers are much better.
* EldritchAbomination: Usually the result of viruses getting into a computer, unless they're native. Sometimes Loopers can replace them.
* EvilVersusOblivion: The main reason Loopers that would otherwise be labeled "Evil" are allowed to loop. They may be violent, sadistic, or murderous, but in the end, they still need Yggdrasil to survive. Without it, they too would be destroyed. Also, many of them have started to reform over time.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Generally averted. Crashing a Loop is regarded as a Bad Thing, and even doing horrible things that'll 'reset' when a loop does is not smiled upon. In fact, having this viewpoint is a critical component of [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Sakura Syndrome.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath:
** The cases where Loopers end up in Eiken usually qualify as this. [[spoiler: Except for Haruhi and those who come from the Red VS Blue Loops.]]
*** Ren and Stimpy was a looping world commissioned late in the game to act as a punishment when Eiken wasn't enough.
** More seriously, ascending past a certain power level can cause a universe to potentially [[RetGone cease to have ever existed]].
* FramingDevice: The multiverse has crashed and now every universe is stuck in a time loop! Now watch for episodic shenanigans!
* FreakyFridayFlip: Sometimes, Loopers will Replace other characters, usually but not always other loopers. Occasionally they will replace a looper when that looper is replacing somebody else in the same loop.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Rohan Kishibe is shaping up to be this to the Loopers. The other Loopers keep an eye on him to be sure he doesn't become another Sakura, but otherwise they would rather not be around Rohan.
** Some formerly villainous loopers are hit with this as well, both in universe and without.
* FromBadToWorse: Force ending a bad loop will result in an even worse loop. The loopers learned this the hard way, and force themselves to tolerate bad loops for this reason.
* FusionDance: The Josuke Higashikata of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 8: Jojolion, if put into a fused loop, will have the second person that makes up him be whoever 'Josuke' is replacing.
* TheGadfly: The plot is basically the canon characters turning into a swarm of these in order to keep themselves sane during the time loops.
* GenderBender: According to [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]], this happens roughly two percent of the time. Some Loopers can have this a lot more often, however.
* GenreRoulette: Though the over all theme is slice of life episodic comedy, having multiple writers even for the same story/compilation, this can pop up frequently. Some loops can be actiony, some focusing on romantic relationships, some can be dramas, etc, etc.
* GenreSavvy: Well, when you're stuck in a time loop you learn to see patterns...
* GodIsFlawed: The Admins; they're even stronger than the Loopers, older as well, and generally just the same mentally as the Loopers are.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: It's been demonstrated that if no explanation is forthcoming, and no fused loops occur, most Loopers and Anchors tend to psychologically deteriorate. The first case of this is known to be amongst the four original Evangelion loopers who, in a bout of desperation, deliberately crashed their loop with enough violence to force an early fused loop. Since then, most worlds experience semi-regular (though still random) fused loops.
** It's noted that some worlds tend to have a significantly lower fused/unfused ratio of loops, which only had negative effects on it's Anchor and Loopers. The MegamiTensei verse is the best and most current example.
** Intriguingly, an inversion of this is seen with Traveling Loopers. Since they crisscross the multiverse so much, they can not often form strong emotional bonds and are left feeling isolated and alone. The best example of this is Bariss Offee, who's own code regularly results in her being far away from any other loopers.
* GroundhogDayLoop: [[CaptainObvious Yes.]]
* GroundhogPeggySue: [[CaptainObvious Also yes.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: Pockets. These are the only way Loopers can carry things over between the loops. The size of a Pocket is a function of power, how recently someone began looping, and to some extent authorial choice. (For example, Ichigo early in his Loops has space for either his Shinigami badge or Kon, but not both; conversely, Ranma, one of the oldest and most powerful Loopers, collects death stars.)
* HeelFaceTurn: Apparently a requirement for villains to start looping. So far, the only exceptions have been the villains from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', and that's because they treat evil more as a hobby than anything else.
** {{Anti Villain}}s can sometimes slip by though, due to [[LoopHoleAbuse not technically being villains.]] [[spoiler: Paradox from the Franchise/YuGiOh loops is such an example.]]
** Sadly, MLEs are often aversions of this.
* InSpiteOfANail: Even in variant loops, the basic structure and cast of a universe will remain similar. This is a JustifiedTrope due to the way that the multiverse repairs are run.
* ImpossibleThief: A few.
** The Trix from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' are this even without being Loopers, having devised a way to steal the Dragonfire, a power that in their canon is impossible to do so (except they did it in canon, something that everyone and everything else who tried failed to do so). [[OvershadowedByAwesome Too bad there're better impossible thieves around here]]...
** Anime/LupinIII and his crew. He stole the [[WesternAnimation/WinxClub Dragonfire]] ''without magic'' and made it look easy, everything inside [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] and Gilgamesh' armour (that he was wearing) ''while drunk'' (they had drunk all of Gilgamesh' wine inside Gate of Babylon before stealing the rest), [[ShipTease a kiss from]] Franchise/CarmenSandiego, and what she was wearing under the trenchcoat.
** Franchise/CarmenSandiego. In the WebVideo/HitlerRants universe she stole Fegelein's antics, Hitler's ability to laugh at Fegelein, his rant for that ''and'' for stealing the other rant, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the door of his office]] and his men's ability to chase her; while in a visit to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' she decided to top Lupin's previous heist by stealing Gate of Babylon (not the treasures inside, the immaterial Gate of Babylon itself) and Gilgamesh' ability to care for it (then Lupin stole her a kiss and her clothes).
* ItAmusedMe: Loopers do a lot of things to keep themselves amused after becoming utterly bored of the baseline events.
* LemonyNarrator: Not the narrative of the loops themselves, but the footnotes do tend to be off the walls at times, from being a DeadpanSnarker to being CaptainObvious.
* LesserOfTwoEvils: While Admins always strive to make morally upright characters the anchor, sometimes they end up being forced to go with more [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morally ambiguous characters]] as the anchor, simply because they're better in comparison to most of the ''other'' possible anchor candidates at the time.
** Pretty much the only reason Ryuk ended up anchoring the Anime/DeathNote universe is because of this. Not only does being a Shinigami make him immune to [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Notes]], he quite frankly doesn't give a crap about a vast majority of the people from his verse, making smaller room for MLE potential. (And considering he's one of the few people from the DN verse who ''isn't'' a raging psychopath...)
** WesternAnimation/TheTick ended up becoming the anchor of his verse simply because ''he was the only viable candidate'' from the universe, and ''still'' ended up becoming an MLE. Let that sink in...
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy When the Grim Reaper]] is the only viable anchor candidate for your universe, you know there's something seriously up there. Granted, [[SubvertedTrope he's actually not that bad of a guy]], even in comparison to more "normal" looper settings. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop Billy and Mandy from eventually becoming loopers though. Ironically, ''Billy'' is the one who became labeled the MLE of the two due to being LethallyStupid.]]
** A less morally focused example would be the ''Nebulous Anchor'' system in general. It's only used in rare cases (the only commonly known example is with the Attack on Titan universe), and is generally considered low on the "resort to" list. It links several people together as Anchors, which can cause some severe dangers to the stability of the universe in question, but does allow for more efficient looping, and keeps options open in the event that one of the Anchor's dies in baseline.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Many Loopers run into common Variant Loops that they all agree to never mention again. Some examples include the ponies' [[TheConversionBureau Bureau Loops]], Marvel's Marville variants, and the Pokeverse's Pokewars worlds.
* LoopholeAbuse: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Grima]] manages to bypass the "no villain looping" rule due to SharingABody with Robin, who is the anchor for that universe.
** [[spoiler: Anti-Villain Paradox from the Yu-Gi-Oh loops seems to have managed to avert this rule]]
** Due to the nature of the Transformers Loops, this rule doesn't apply to Decepticons.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Stealth Looper [[spoiler:Ozpin]] from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Loops considers other Loopers this for the Anchors. As they put it, "No one being could ever survive eternity alone." The Loopers give the Anchors companionship to keep their sanity and thus their lives intact.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Loopers generally come to this conclusion eventually. Whether they come to it because they decided to look at the bright side or because they've been driven mad varies.
* {{Lockdown}}: The operators of Yggdrasil try to do this to universes that contain potential security risks.
* ManipulativeBastard: A Looping Kyuubey tricked Madoka into ascending to a godlike level. This backfired spectacularly.
* MegaCrossover: The premise gives the authors an excuse to cross over almost everything with everything else, and they use it.
* MoodWhiplash: Due to the way the loops are structured, being episodic and having many different writers writing for it, this can pop up frequently. One loop can have the loopers wondering why they looped in as cuttlefish, while the next loop after it can be about the loopers trying to survive in a dystopia variant/fused loop.
* MesACrowd: Among the many powers loopers can learn like [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Shadow Clones]], the Misaka glitch can cause this as well, accidentally making an undetermined amount of same, ''awake'' loopers during a single loop. While it's not advised that they should get in into fights with their copies when this glitch occurs, since the duplicates end up merging back to the 'real' one once the loop ends and they get all their memories from it, naturally, for many loopers, ThereCanOnlyBeOne...
* MultipleChoicePast: Those suffering under Dissassociative Loop Identity Disorder experience this, much to their dismay as after a while, even ''they'' aren't sure who the 'real' them is. It's caused when a looper has many different variants based on how many [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]] their loops universe has, where they have different roles and personality in almost every one of them. The most extreme cases are [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April 'O Neil]] (who has no less than ''ten'' possible 'real' hers and personalities) and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Lyra Heartstrings]], who has four based on common fandom interpretations of her. (Though, unlike April, she's embraced her [[SplitPersonality split personalities]] and frequently [[TalkingToThemself talks to them in her mind when she has to make important decisions.]])
* TheMultiverse: Is on the fritz, necessitating the loops.
* MySkullRunnethOver: Averted thanks to Yggdrasil handling the storage of the eons of memories loopers accumulate.
* MythologyGag: Each of the Admins for each universe tends to have a job suited for their skills and talents
** Artemis, who was among other things a goddess of wild animals, is in charge of the JurassicPark and Series/PrehistoricPark Loops
** Clio, the Muse of History and Zeus's daughter, coded the Assassin's Creed loops.
** Epona, Celtic goddess of horses and fertility, is in charge of the Legend of Zelda loops and, on at least one occasion, has looped in as Epona. She's also Sleipnir's girlfriend.
** Ganesha, god of learning and education, helms the terminally confusing, inconsistent and incomplete Attack on Titan loops.
** Hephaestus, god of technology, is responsible for the multitude of Mega Man Loops, as well as Ratchet and Clank and Thomas the Tank Engine.
** Hades, god of the underworld (the place where souls reside), being the admin for Manga/SoulEater, WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom and ''Manga/BlueExorcist''.
** Loki, the Norse god of trickery, is the Admin for WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon.
** Persephone, Hades's wife who is also a goddess of flowers (and daughter of the goddess of the harvest), is the admin for [[spoiler: {{Trigun}}]].
** Janus, a god of passageways, manages the Portal Loops.
** Thor, who had a chariot pulled by two goats, is (partially) responsible for the Goat Simulator Loops.
** Sleipnir, who is a horse, happens to be in charge of the My Little Pony Loops.
** Nut, a god of the heavens (i.e. space) is in charge of the Star Wars and Star Trek Loops
** Maat, responsible for judging the deceased, manages the Ace Attorney Loops.
** Zurvan, the one who got the Doctor Who universe Loops going, was a god of what else but time and space.
** Masakado, local deity of Tokyo, manages the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Loops.
* {{Nerf}}: InUniverse, several powers or artifacts that could easily cause a loop crash have been seriously toned down by the Admins in order to keep such things from happening. Some notable examples:
** Most things that grant wishes that can/or cause high level [[RealityWarper reality warping]] have been toned down to where they can't do anything that would cause a loop crash, such as [[Franchise/{{Dragonball}} the Dragonballs]], [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents Fairy Magic]], or most high level {{Reality Warper}}s in general like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi.]]
** [[Anime/DeathNote Death Note's]] have been altered to where they can't work outside of pure baseline runs or their fused loop of origin, since even non-loopers or MLE's would be able to kill even the most powerful of loopers and anchors due to it being an even bigger StoryBreakerPower than what even the most powerful of loopers can posses. (And unlike the [[DepopulationBomb deplorable word]], Death Notes can be activated from ''anywhere'' in the universe they're currently in before the nerf was applied, are divine in nature instead of magical, making countering them difficult, can be used before the looper is even aware they're in they're in the same loop as one and could reasonably react to counter it, and allows the user to pick and choose who they want to kill. This would allow [=MLEs=] to remove any problematic loopers to their goal while keeping certain characters they need alive for whatever their goal may be.)
** While outside loopers ''can'' gain an element from [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the Elements of Harmony]], only the mane casts' canon elements work outside of the initial loop an outside looper gets theirs.
* NeverLiveItDown: Several InUniverse examples
** [[TabeltopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse Absolute Zero]] seems to have one of these moments. During said loop he installed an MP3 player and spekaers in his armor, then started to ilberly play [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Let it Go]] when he felt like it. He however failed to check to see who else was Awake, so Argent Adept recorded the whole thing and uses it to annoy Absolute Zero.
** [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] will never live down the time she tried to make an alcoholic beverage out of potatoes (explanation: their name in French means 'apples of the earth', so she tried to make cider out of them) and ended up creating what was dubbed "potato acid", which blinded Twilight (who had to ascend to alicorn form to fix it), and set Discord on fire. This has been brought up several times since, with Applejack complaining about not being allowed to live it down.
* NoodleIncident: Characters will refer to loops that happen offscreen sometimes.
** We never really ''see'' the Eiken loops, only hear them referred to, probably because Eiken is actually quite dull once the novelty of the physiological implausibilities and incessant fanservice wear off (Which is the point- for Loopers, boredom is actually the worst punishment of all).
** A more serious example is ''The Death Note War'', where Pocketable Death Notes were made accessible for a loop. Chaos ensued.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Stealth looping, when someone who is looping hides the fact that they are looping from other loopers.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: This is the main reason the StarTrek Anchors never ''really'' act on their foreknowledge (to the point where visitors don't know ''who'' the Anchors are), as they'd have to explain themselves to the Department of Temporal Investigations in ''every'' Loop.
* OffTheRails: Most loopers take great pleasure in messing up the plotlines of their various series in amusing ways. Even more when it interferes with a non-looping character's XanatosGambit. Shinji in particular loves messing with Gendo's scenario.
* OhCrap:
** Essentially Picard's reaction on learning the Doctor's started Looping.
** Picard is good for these, since his desire for a nice and quiet Loop is usually ruined by a visitor doing something incredibly bizarre, like Rainbow Dash going past the Enterprise at warp-speed, carrying a massive Poptart.
** Anyone's reaction to meeting an Malevolent Looping Entity.
* OlderThanTheyLook: All the loopers eventually, though it's most notable with "children" loopers. Even though they're technically well beyond 'of age' it's still weird to see stuff like the Cutie Mark Crusaders drinking alcoholic beverages and doing other non-children appropriate things, especially if they don't use magic to age their bodies up beforehand.
* OmniscientDatabase: Yggdrasil, as per ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' canon. Except right now it's on the fritz.
* OutOfTimeOutOfMind: Outside of some specific cases, [[CharacterDevelopment be they good]] [[SanitySlippage or bad]], most loopers tend to act a lot like they did before they started looping.
* PhysicalGod: Most of the oldest Loopers are powerful enough to fit the trope, and are actively preventing themselves from ascending to full-on godhood. Ranma in particular is so powerful that he is able to create a subspace pocket that at the very least contains multiple solar systems, and is referred to as a universe.
* PowerLimiter: Ranma has a set, wished up from the Dragon Balls.
** [[spoiler: Also the original function of the Subspace Pockets, to take up increasingly larger amounts of the Looper in question's power and mental focus. The side-effect of carrying things past the Loop reset is entirely tangential, but is used as a selling point to newer Loopers.]]
* PredestinationParadox: Yggdrasil has a few protections against lesser time travel messing up the Loops. Predestination Paradox Protection, via the Ouroboros Patch, means that a Loop will typically only allow time travel that's 'already happened'. Then there's the Nesting Doll Protection Law which says that you can't damage a major Loop (the Infinite Loops) while in a minor one (your typical GroundhogDayLoop with an exit, or 'win', condition).
* {{Railroading}}: Safe-Mode Servers, such as Eiken, railroad loopers onto the canon plot. On a personal level, Setsuna Syndrome is characterized by seeing the events of the baseline (or in some cases, a 'perfect timeline') as sacrosanct and attempting to railroad events to happen like they would in canon. This is usually because the sufferer believes that doing so will end the time loop.
* ReadingAheadInTheScript: As mentioned above, savvy loopers will exploit the MutuallyFictional nature of loops to get an overview of any world they end up in. Some loopers even keep a copy of their own script on hand to give to newcomers.
* RealityBreakingParadox: Occasionally pops up, which results in the loop ending earlier than normal. Granted, it's a bit more justified due to the multiverse being on the fritz. Sometimes, loopers will actually [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this, despite usually resulting in punishment loops, to force resets and escape extremely unpleasant variants.
* RecursiveFanfiction:
** Technically, all the fics made after Innortals. Though they all have their own unique plots in between the episodic shenanigans, they're still set in the same overall Multiverse as his. (Though, exactly ''what'' and ''which'' of Innortals snips are treated as canon by the community as a whole thanks to his... [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale err]], unique brand of humor is still heavily debated to this day.)
** Loops based around other fanfiction universes also tend to pop up pretty frequently too. Notably, even a few characters from Fanfiction universes have ended up becoming loopers too. These include FanFic/NobodyDies Rei and [[FanFic/PastSins Nyx]].
* RetGone: An entire universe was destroyed at the conceptual level because of data corruption. It's implied that it's not the first to go that way...
--> '''Sleipner:''' It effectively never existed. Any fused Loops you had with that universe have now never happened. Aside from the forced system–wide reset of the Loops the collapse triggered, even the divine operators of Yggdrasil have no memory of it beyond an almost completely corrupted file of the 'jumpstart' attempt with a fused Loop that ended in its destruction.
** [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka's]] universe is currently hosted within her bow (her weapon, not the one on her head), which means if she ever loses the bow it might cease to exist.
** What happens if this happens to a Looper (at least in-universe) is explained in a Mega Man loop. It won't get rid of the Looper for good, but as Sonic explains it, getting hit with the Ultimate Annihilator (essentially a RetGone ''weapon'') tends to end the Loop really fast.
* RousseauWasRight: Loopers who are villains in baseline tend to reform very often. It helps that they're usually fully aware of where their villainy will take them and don't want to go there, while GoodFeelsGood. Sakura Syndrome is the opposite of this.
* SanitySlippage: It's implied but not outright stated that Kaylee has Sakura Syndrome, after a dozen Loops where Serenity's technical problems keep changing, with her having no idea why it's happening. It leads her to try and overload the engines.
** It's a given that most loopers begin to snap a little bit after enough time, as the PTSD, boredom, and in some cases loneliness begins to really add up.
* {{Samurai}}: Johnny Bravo trained under Master Splinter and became one, and became less of a flirt in the process.
** Not to mention [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Jack]], who Anchors his own universe.
* SeenItAll: After enough go-rounds, most loopers will have some form of this attitude.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: All over the place. Some Loops can be incredibly dark, while others exist only for a brief joke. By and large, the Loops tend to be more serious than when Innortal wrote them.
* StealthExpert: Every Star Trek Looper manages to keep themselves hidden incredibly well, to the extent that only two have been discovered by other Loopers so far, Captain Kirk and Captain Picard. The reason for this is because if the Department of Temporal Investigations found out, the Trek Loopers would be buried in paperwork.
* StoryBreakerPower:
** Between the accumulation of personal abilities/skills/etc., access to all sorts of tech from around the multiverse, and simple experience, veteran loopers tend to short-circuit the plotlines of any loop they enter. (Especially if they've visited the "Hub" loop and had time to digest the relevant source material.)
** Part of the reason [[Manga/DeathNote Death Note's]] were near flat out ''banned'' was because of this trope, as they managed to be a StoryBreakerPower ''[[UpToEleven even by looper standards!]]''
* SuperWeightScale: Loopers are typically at least a Class 4 or 5 after enough time. The ability to Ascend seems to require someone being at least a Class 6. The Admins themselves are a Class 7.
* TakeThat: While doing {{Take That}}s towards other loops or loop settings is ''extremely'' frowned upon (unless it's considered an acceptable target by the community at large), this doesn't stop the authors from slipping in remarks about their feelings towards other things, some of which are actually aimed at things in the loops they're writing for!
** The fact that FanFic/TheConversionBureau variants are often treated with by disdain from the [=FiM=] loopers, and the multiverse at large, can be see as a take that to it's setting.
** While not treated as AFateWorseThanDeath territory, they're often not particularly fond of pre-gen IV MLP loops either.
** Literature/{{Twilight}} is often treated as a FateWorseThanDeath loop but a good portion of the Multiverse, it's anchor (Leah) included!
** Eiken loops, being used as the most common punishment loop, is in the same boat too.
** The Star Wars loopers aren't particularly fond of the more MerchandiseDriven spin-offs of their loops, the Christmas special being a very common target.
** And of course, a lot of authors are not above sporking [[FandomSpecificPlot common fandom plots]] or clichés, be them {{Mary Sue}}s, {{Copy Cat Sue}}s, TrappedInTVLand variants, or common RonTheDeathEater targets. Pretty much if it's a common fandom plot element, it's been parodied or picked at in the loops at ''some'' point.
* TimeAbyss: All Loopers eventually become this in the subjective sense because the loops make them "older than Merlin."
* TimeCrash: ''Something'' happened to the multiverse, resulting in every world being put into a looping safe mode while the admins sort things out.
** The Crash, which happens when something went [[NoodleIncident horribly wrong]] in a fused Mega Man Loop, resulting in the total erasure of the unknown loop. It had knock-on effects through-out the other universes, even causing several new loopers to activate.
** Another one happens later on, this time because of a human-obsessed [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Lyra Heartstrings]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls a magical portal]] and a poorly thought-out plan, which according to Twilight Sparkle prematurely ended at least three separate loops, and set the loops back by a few thousand years.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The loops hate this, resulting in the Series/DoctorWho universe being Read-Only for a long time. This is because causing a TemporalParadox while in a Loop causes it to crash, something a bit more severe than simple premature termination of a Loop.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Those suffering from Chrysalis Syndrome (AKA: First awaking after a non-baseline run where they have a different role, and thus keeping their memories from that instead of their usual baseline) go through a brief bout of this. Thankfully, it's not as bad [[MultipleChoicePast Dissassociative Loop Identity Disorder]] because after the first initial loop, they have a solid baseline to get use to, but they do have a hard time accepting it depending on what their role was. (''Especially'' if they're normally a villain, which usually results in MyGodWhatHaveIDone.)
* TopGod: The Admins. Most branches have their in-universe gods, but the admins are the Gods that keep their branches from pooping themselves. A lot of the Admins are also implied to be far more powerful than in-universe gods, with a few even being implied to be even more powerful than some eldest loopers like the Original Seven.
* UncannyValley: Loopers sometimes experience this when dealing with nonloopers or nonawake versions of loopers, due to them being static and predictable. On the flipside, new loopers or occasional perceptive nonloopers sometimes get this with loopers who have diverged significantly from their baseline. This happened between Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon when the latter started looping.
* UniquenessDecay: A given, considering loopers can stick most things in their subspace pockets, which results in the item being duplicated when the loop resets. Everything from the Elements of Harmony, the Master Sword, to the Dragon Balls can, and likely has, many duplications of it throughout the multiverse. (Though, some of them don't retain the powers they have outside of the initial loop they got it from.)
* UnexpectedCharacter: Come on, would you really think that [[spoiler: Gendo Ikari]] would ever loop?
** Even better, [[spoiler:The Kid from ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.]]
* WhamEpisode: The Crash was a wham episode for every single Loop. An entire universe was wiped out, completely and utterly, damaging several other universes, and jumpstarting new Loopers in the process.
* WholePlotReference: Comes up on occasion, either via variant loop setup, or loopers deliberately trying to invoke them.
* WillfullyWeak: No Looper is allowed to ascend to the same level of godhood as the admins, as it will cause the destruction of their home loop. Experienced Loopers normally use a mixture of GuileHero, PowerLimiter, ManipulativeBastard, and [[HyperspaceArsenal the tools in their subspace pockets]] to avert VictoryIsBoring.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This is a given. It's even explicitly stated by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle:]]
-->"Gilda, I'm an Anchor. Which means I've been awake for every single loop. Sure I've gotten powerful, but among Anchors and other long time loopers the truism is ‘with great power comes great insanity.’ I've been better than most, but even I've had moments where I slipped. You'll find this out yourself, but imagine everyone around you had a disease. They remember everything up to a certain day. After that, they can't keep a new memory past a full day. They just keep forgetting and reliving the same day, over and over again. Only you remember and grow. How long before you stopped seeing them as friends out of frustration? How many days till you stopped seeing them as people at all? How many weeks till you started meddling, manipulating them for what is 'best'? How many months till you started smashing them in frustration that they can't bucking remember anything?!"
* WorldOfSnark: Many loopers use snark as part of their coping mechanism.
* WorldTree: Yggdrassil itself.
* WrongContextMagic: Loopers are able to retain abilities between loops, which leads to [[StarWars Jedi]] using [[{{Naruto}} chakra]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] with [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Intelligent Devices]] or...
* YankTheDogsChain: Attempts to end the loops have happened way too many times, and it's [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption always resulted in a reset]]. The anchors have long since stopped caring.
* YouCantFightFate: Sufferers of Setsuna Syndrome can be firm believers in this, which is why they developed it in the first place. They often get rather annoyed with usual looper antics that cause their loop to go OffTheRails, believing something bad will happen if they diverge from the baseline, [[SkepticismFailure despite evidence to the contrary.]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: All [=MLEs=] (Malicious Looping Entities) and many malicious non-loopers such as Umbridge. [[spoiler:Hence, when Gendo Ikari starts looping when it was thought he never would, he finds himself at the mercy of an entire ''multiverse'' that hates his guts. Most of the loopers have met his baseline self (due to ''Evangelion'' being one of the seven oldest looping universes), and most (if not all) of them are '''not''' happy to seem him looping]].
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