By the end of the Entity Arc, he's become a subversion of both tropes. At once. Like a subverted Ace, he's presents the image of an awesome hero but has more than a few flaws as a person. Like a subverted Broken Ace, however, he refuses to let them break him and continues to at least try and do the right thing.
Alter Ego Acting: Lovhaug has occasionally referred to "the Linkara character" in interviews and commentaries, but at the same time also calls him "basically me with the volume turned way up".
Arch-Enemy: Dr. Insano, whose plots include becoming President and controlling a Giant Robot of death. Insano was later temporarily replaced as Linkara's arch foe by the evil robotic duplicate, Mechakara. Then we got Dr. Linksano, an alternate version of Insano that appeared in the Warrior review. So far, the only evil thing he has done is be an evil scientist. Eventually, he ran off on realizing Lord Vyce was coming, and Mechakara stepped into the role again.
Badass Boast: Linkara gets one in Silent Hill Dead/Alive, made even more awesome by being scored with The Ecstasy of Gold.
"I'm not some pretty boy with marital problems. I don't have some confused psyche or unresolved parental issues. You're not dealing with a Silent Hill protagonist here! Time and again, someone got it into their head that they could defeat me. Time and again they beat me down, they knocked me out, and they tried to make me give up. You come at me with insecurity, self-doubt, and angst? You try to make me doubt who I am? I am the man who defeated Pyramid Head. I am the man who conquered Countdown. I am the man who fought off the Vohrsoth and destroyed Mechakara! I am the liberator of Kickassia! I am a Starfleet captain! I am a Power Ranger! I'm That Guy With The Hat! I am Linkara! Who the hell are you?"
And then at the end of Youngblood #3, we have Linkara taunting Vyce:
This is Linkara, calling Lord Vyce. If you are receiving this signal, then you may want to take that huge-ass helmet off you head and listen for a minute. Listen, I just wanted to tell you how deeply honored I am. You see, I was once told you were the stuff of nightmares for gods and monsters alike. And that's why I'm so honored you see. You've seen fit to show me your true colors-and the main one is a big bright shade of yellow. "All that you see you conquer", huh? Well, I guess you never really did set your eyes on me then-you were too busy looking the other way and running for your life. And it's a good thing too: you've shown just how inadequate you are. You're not up to the task of facing this... "Entity" you're so afraid of. Tell you what: why don't you go tuck your cape between your legs and run home, while I deal with it. After all, it's what you're good at. However, if you want to prove me wrong, you know where to find me.
Basement-Dweller: Joked about in the Superman vs. Terminator review, where Future Linkara (played by his father) still has not moved into his own place. That said, Linkara eventually did move out into his own apartment, which he first shared with Iron Liz, and later with his various sidekicks.
On a more serious note, do NOT under any circumstances threaten Margaret/The spirit of the magic gun
Break the Cutie: Happens when a comic get really bad (and/or is Countdown).
When he was manipulated by Mechakara into believing that He was the man responsible for torturing the spirit of the magic gun to death. He became so broken that he actually tried to kill himself. Something that was not' Played for Laughs.
Brick Joke: In Spoony's Final Fantasy X review, Dr. Insano realized that Neutro had gone missing. More than half a year later, we learn that Linkara stole it.
Brought Down to Normal: Zig-Zagged his magic was disabled, so his gadgets no longer work (The Sonic Screw Drivers, the Morphers, etc.) because he cast a spell on them to make them real. The Magic-gun was also stopped all magic and itself from working because she feared Linkara getting more and more evil. Comicron-1 and other scientific inventions, however, continue to work.
The Caligula: He has gradually shown signs of becoming this after defeating Lord Vyce and taking his spaceship. Along with his natural pride and difficulty in tolerating the criticism of his True Companions and Spoony in his Lady Gaga review, he's now defaulting on the spaceship to "win" arguments (because nobody would ever be stupid enough to argue with a spaceship, he's also become increasingly deluded about what it means to take responsibility for it, as shown by parading around in a Starfleet uniform and neglecting his job as an online reviewer, andhe's also planning on having a whole fleet of them. Bear in mind that he does all of this while mostly ignoring his True Companions. Gets explicitly called out on this at the end of the Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham #2 review.
The Chosen One: Deconstructed. According to Lord Vyce, he is "the Champion" of his universe. Not only does this revelation change nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it also marked him out for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at Vyce's hands. Furthermore, it's implied that this is why the Entity left defeating Vyce in his hands; because he expected that he'd be able to defeat him.
The Chosen Many: Because there are so many champions, one for each different universe, it seems that his title as a chosen hero is less important than he'd like it to be; especially since it hasn't come up since the Vyce Arc.
Comedic Sociopathy: Just like the rest of his colleagues. What makes it more interesting, though, is that while the other big names like Spoony, Critic and Chick have fully embraced their nastiness, he's insistent that he's a good guy and his insanity just spills out in creepy bursts.
Driven to Madness: Happens often when a comic book seems to get worse and worse, and then some final revelation pushes him over into madness. We find out in part five of Silent Hill Dead/Alive that Mechakara and Lord Vyce were trying to invoke this by providing him with the back story of his Magic Gun. The really scary thing is, it almost worked.
When Linkara reviewed "Superman at Earth's End" he was so utterly disgusted by it he almost tried to shoot himself yelling "ANTI LIFE JUSTIFIES MY HATE!!" before breaking down into tears.
At the end of his three-part Amazon Attack review, when he realizes the whole thing was a tie-in to Countdown. He was so confused that he ended up trying to cut his wrists with his gun.
Linkara: WHY DOESN'T IT WORK!?!?
Normally, Linkara plays this trope for laughs. Not so in his final Silent Hill Dead/Alive review. He finally finds out the truly depressing back story to his magic gun. Long story short, a young girl was tortured to death by her own parents to create it. Silent Hill almost manages to convince him that HE was one of her parents - and Linkara, being the good guy that he is, couldn't take it and holds the gun to his head. Thankfully, he manages to realize that he's not a Silent Hill protagonist and that he wouldn't have done such a thing. Cue subversion of this trope and a truly awesome "World of Cardboard" Speech - as seen above under Badass Boast.
He's actually a magic-user, and casts spells on toys that he has so that they take on the function of the things that they're supposed to be. Example: He has a toy phaser. He casts the spell, and it works like a real phaser. He has run into problems with this, though. He revealed that he had to work for months for the Morphers to work without a Morphing Grid in his universe, and once in the presence of an anti-magic field, the spelled items revert to being toys again.
He may be willing to cut a deal with Linksano, but he also promised a sadistic punishment (being trapped on the same planet as Lord Vyce) to him should he ever try to double-cross him
When the Magic Gun stops working, Linkara goes after Insano, thinking he did it. He then threatens to physically beat Insano with the gun if he has to, and then says he'll make the doctor eat his own goggles if Insano's lying. It's not played for laughs either, Linkara is genuinely terrifying in that scene. What makes the scene even more uncomfortable is when it's finally revealed why he can't use the magic gun. He's turning evil!
Guile Hero / Manipulative Bastard: Depending on the tone of the review. He was definitely the former by the end of the Vyce Arc, since it took him using his brain rather than his tech to win the day.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the Sonic Live commentary, Lewis says that Linkara is a good guy, but he's still an asshole. He specifically points out the fact that Linkara's taken to using his new spaceship to win arguments with his friends, but he would never actually blast any of them.
Lack of Empathy: When Phelous has a skull with Critic's hat on top of it, Linkara mentions what happened in To Boldly Flee, but notes that he doesn't really care because he was locked in a closet for most of the movie's running time.
Large Ham: Whenever he gets angry, and most of his imitations.
Laughing Mad: Subverted in the Rise of Arsenal #1 and #2 review. It looks like it at first, with a disbelieving expression melting into peals of laughter... And then it turns out he's actuallyamused.
Narrator: Do you pretend you're morphing with your toy morphers?
Marty StuAuthor Avatar: The concept is very thoroughly examined through his character. It started off when, as a result of his ever-growing ego, he began trying to invoke this in-universe during the Vyce Arc... and hoo boy did he suffer for it. Long story short, he'd become so confident in his preparation, strategy and combat skills that he more or less jumped into the fight with the Big Bad with the assumption that because he held his own better against Mechakara that he'd win. Cue Vyce's Curb-Stomp Battle, in which he defeated Linkara with pretty minimal effort.
Character Development: After the Entity Arc, this attitude vanished completely. He became a lot more sensitive to his friends' feelings and observations and expressed much more compassion towards them. Even before then, humility began creeping in during the arc. Case in point, look at how panicked he becomes when he realises that the Entity has taken everybody he loves. The proud Linkara of old probably wouldn't have acted that way.
Within a year, however, it started creeping back again: culminating in a massive boast after driving off the Gunslinger. It was also at this stage that his progression into a Stu was very firmly defied by Margaret, his magic gun, turning off her magic; since his pride was clearly moving him towards evil. Ever since then, he's had to start re-learning what being a genuine hero means.
No Indoor Voice: It's loud even when he's talking normally and not getting angry.
Not So Stoic: He keeps his cool most of the time, unless they are about topics like bad comics, people like Frank Miller, Rob Liefeld, and especially Joe Quesada, or when he's almost killed or someone is trying to kill him, he can get pissed off. However, the moment he starts to actually curse and not use his Goshdang It To Heck stuff, Linkara becomes a bit more scarier.
Pride: The main reason why he'll never be the hero he thinks he is. His repeated victories and successful strategies tend to inflate his ego to ridiculous levels. It's only ever been brought down after being on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle from Lord Vyce and being subjected to the Entity making everything a living hell for him. Starting from the beginning of the latter's arc, his girlfriend and Harvey Finevoice have started calling him out on it.
Talking the Monster to Death: Literally. Linkara eventually realizes that there's no way he can beat The Entity/Missingno. by brute force, so instead he does this, asking it what it plans on doing after it becomes the only thing in existence and ultimately convincing it to explore what happens when an Outer God dies.
"Duuuuuuuuuuude! [insert lame 90s comic, character or concept here] is AWESOOOOOME!!!"
"I'm 90s Kid, and What You See Is What You Get!"
(In response to his own rhetorical question) "Cha!"
Crosses the Line Twice/Out-of-Character Alert: In-universe, his idea for a Nirvana reunion involves digging up Kurt Cobain's body and having zombie chicks play him like a puppet is just... going too far even by his standards. Turns out that this is a clue that he's not really 90's Kid.
Linkara: "There is something seriously wrong with you!"
Dawson Casting: Confirmed on the DVD's behind-the-scenes extras, where Lewis guesses his age at about 12-16, despite his creator/actor being in his mid-20's. Lewis decides that it's just keeping with the tradition of 90's kids' shows like Power Rangers using twentysomethings to play teens.
Hidden Depths: During his argument with Harvey Finvoice and Linksano during the Thing Story Arc, he revealed knowledge of Rock and Roll outdoing lounge music for decades. Showing that he did have some knowledge beyond his 90s know how.
Subverted in the Wild Thing #1 review
Linkara: By the way, did you know 90's Kid is a technological savant?
90's Kid: Duuuuuuude, I put a clock on a screwdriver!
Linkara's liaison in the US government. Up until the conclusion of 2013's Halloween arc, he had not made a physical appearance or had any lines; he was only alluded to on the other end of Linkara's phone calls. Portrayed by Lanipator.
Moment Killer: Notably, he interrupts the dramatic reveal of Linkara's new costume.
Properly Paranoid: The reason Linkara has a liaison in the US government, as Jaeris finds out, is that people would naturally get somewhat nervous over a large, heavily-armed spaceship floating in orbit.
Deadpan Snarker: Will occasionally alter the "CONTINUITY ALARM" text to make smart remarks and bicker with Linkara.
Foreshadowing: It gets broken and is one of the first signs of Mechakara's meddling... or so we are led to believe. It was actually broken by Dr. Linksano.
Dr. Insano's alternate-universe counterpart. He is trying to take Insano's spot as Big Bad and designated science villain, but isn't very good at it. His latest failure led to Linkara hiring him as his scientific adviser, and he has remained on his side ever since.
Butt Monkey: Spends most of his arc ignored by Linkara and doesn't fare very well after it finishes.
Continuity Nod: He's actually Oscar Schlumper from Spoony's Party Mania review, while his brother Wayne is the Insano of their universe.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Linkara does just this to get him to become a member of his group. In addition to offering him pay as Linkara's scientific adviser, he also explains to Linksano just how much of a hard and thankless job running the world would be if he were to actually conquer it, and gives Linksano full access to Comicron-1's science lab (to satisfy his scientific urges), and holodeck (to satisfy every other power fantasy that running the world wouldn't actually give him time to indulge in). Mad scientist or not, Linksano realizes how much of a good deal that is, and signs on.
Expy: He is one for Doctor Insano from The Spoony Experiment. Justified in that Linkara created Linksano, because he felt bad about asking Spoony to play Insano for him over and over. And of course it's also lampshaded because he is Insano's counterpart from alternate reality.
Filler Villain: Basically just a breather between Mechakara and Vyce. However, in the Vyce arc, he returns in a much more important role.
"Weep for your universe, Linkara. Weep for all universes! For Lord Vyce is coming, and all he sees, he conquers!"
"Now's where things get really interesting!"
The Gunslinger, AKA Jaeris
A mysterious man from another dimension with his own Magic Gun, who wants to gets his hands on Linkara's. It's revealed in Youngblood #5 that he is a critic from a dimension where SOPA (or perhaps SUCKA) succeeded and created a dystopian government that he seeks to rebel against, and that he's taking other magic guns to aid said resistance, becoming Linkara's ally in the process.
Anti-Hero: Starts of as a Classical Anti-Hero who despite arguably being a better sorcerer than Linkara, in the sense that he created his own magic gun, is nowhere near as badass, being unsure of what to do, and leaving his world to find allies as he's not powerful enough to help it on his own. After the "magnificent seven" dies he becomes more of a Pragmatic Hero, stealing other magic guns to help the resistance and (presumably) gaining a few levels in badass in the process. At the time of his encounter with Linkara he's a borderline case of Unscrupulous Hero, not caring about anyone but himself and his cause and ignoring Sierra's attempts at dissuading him from attacking Linkara despite the latter's track record. It's only after becoming trapped in Linkara's universe does he begin to realise just how much harm he had caused and that his current predicament is his own fault, making amends with Linkara and eventually helping him fight Lord Vyce after he attempts to retake Comicron-1 again, becoming a genuine hero.
Anti-Villain: Type III-IV. He was stealing magic guns in order to arm the natives of his universe against a tyrannical government, after discovering that their original wielders, the so-called "magnificent seven", couldn't survive dimension hopping for long. Any time he has shown any clear villainous behavior/personality traits is just part of his ploy to anger Linkara.
Badass Bookworm: He's knowledgable enough in science and magic to build a dimension crossing starship, a fully sentient AI, and a Magic Gun powerful enough to be a match for Linkara's.
The Cast Showoff: He plays Boston's "Piece of Mind" on guitar in the review of "Spider-Man: Crossfire".
The Collector: One of his lines in his first appearance implies that he's successfully stolen Magic Guns from others in the past. His collection is revealed in the Marville #3 review.
Combat Pragmatist: He doesn't bother attacking Linkara head on, instead shooting him in the back when he least explects him. Also he's smart enough to predict that Linkara will board his starship during the space battle with Comicron-1, prefering to stay out of sight and ambush him when he has his guard down instead of fighting him directly.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: He can identify Linkara's a good guy, and seems to know better than to attack right after his first appearance, instead popping up again unexpectedly later. He then shoots Linkara in the back at point blank range with no warning.
Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments, such as after being told to fly Comicron-1 into the sun.
Yeah, I can see that your plans are the height of sanity.
Death World: To the Gunslinger, Linkara's Earth is toxic to the point of potentially being fatal. That is, until he's forcefully bound to it. Now his world of origin is toxic to him instead.
Despair Event Horizon: After leaving his universe to find allies he assembles what he describes as "just like the magnificent seven, except there's nine of us." Nine magic gun wielders (including him) only to watch them slowly die as they couldn't survive in his universe for long which results in him developing his unwillingness to ask others for help, including Linkara, which, along with trying to get Linkara to attain an Unstoppable Rage to obtain a fully unlocked Magic Gun, ultimately results in him becoming permanently bonded with Linkara's universe. What follows is him drowning his sorrows.
For months on end.]]
Dual Wielding: Has the potential to do this, but hasn't actually done it yet.
Gadget Watches: His pocket watch appears to serve as a teleportation device, allowing him to beam in and out of Linkara's home.
It also acts as an anchor to his home dimension, keeping him from being assimilated by this dimension, which would keep him from going home.
No Name Given: According to Linkara, he's just known as the Gunslinger. That is until Pollo gets the video logs of him. His name is revealed to be "Jaeris."
Not So Different: The Gunslinger was actually a critic from his world, much like Linkara.
And as Pollo's quick to point out, he's also not so different from Mechakara, Lord Vyce and the Entity in the sense that like them he falls back on the "I did what I had to do, for the best" argument to justify all the crimes he committed, without really thinking about how much harm he actually caused and whether or not it outweighs the good he thinks he does.
Soul Powered Engine: His magic gun was created by Jaeris binding the soul of his wife, as well as his own, to it. As long as both of them are alive, the gun will work and he'll have something to fight for.
You Can't Go Home Again: After his anchor is destroyed, he becomes assimilated into Linkara's dimension, which means his home dimension is now fatal to him. Linkara swears he'll find a way to fix this. He doesn'ttake it well.
Disco Dan: In a subtler way than 90's Kid, but still.
Elvis Has Left the Planet: In one of the joke Multiple Endings to Linkara's Silent Hill review, Harvey is actually an alien from a planet with good comics. An interview has confirmed the two are in fact separate characters, and Earth!Harvey wants to do a duet with Alien!Harvey.
The Heart: During and after the Vyce Arc, Harvey became a lot more supportive of Linkara's True Companions, encouraging them to keep getting up during their battle with the Big Bad. Plus, when Linkara starts naming his spaceship, Harvey's tone implies that he thinks it should be "Vigilant", since that was the one chosen by his friends.
He Knows Too Much: The Entity gets him after he recognizes the words in the Silent Hill book.
Heroic BSOD/My God, What Have I Done?: After the Gunslinger is ousted from the apartment in Treehouse of Horror #2 and everyone's perception is returned to normal, Harvey confesses that he really meant what he said—he really was so angry at Linkara over the Holokara incident that he was ready to kill him. This spurs him to put some distance between himself and the group for the time being with a concert tour.
Linkara's weapon of choice partner, the Magic Gun is true to its name. It shoots lasers, and is frequently used as a tool when a comic gets so bad it drives him to suicide. Or something else does. He can also rely on it whenever he's in a fight; when he can't, you know he's in trouble. Though one wonders where he got it...
A Form You Are Comfortable With: Projects an image of a young girl to speak with Linkara in Psychoman #1. The image was different than previous images of the girl used to make the gun and may indicate it was not her original form but one she chose.
Confirmed that she can change her appearance in Star Wars 3D review.
Artifact of Doom : Subverted. While it was created by sealing the tortured soul of a little girl inside it, after taking revenge on her parents the girl's spirit has become much more benevolent, protecting Linkara and treating him as a friend.
The Worf Barrage: The standard method of giving a new villain cred seems to be having them shrug off attacks from the Magic Gun with no trouble.
I Am Not Left-Handed: However, it's recently been revealed that she's been holding back a lot of her power, and after determining that Linkara genuinely wants to try to be a good person, she indicates that future fights will have her truly let loose.
The AI built to run Comicron 1. She also runs security in Linkara's house.
Curb-Stomp Battle / Took a Level in Badass: At full capacity she can think thousands of times faster than a human, and she can think of 329 ways to take care of Lord Vyce after he invades her programing and implement one of them super quickly.
Ms. Exposition: Usually in regards to explaining unseen details, such as all of the Entity's victims returning to normal after its destruction.
The Other Darrin: Was once voiced by Obscurus Lupa rather than her usual voice actress, after Linkara needed some extra lines recorded on short notice.
The Stoic: Despite being programmed to feel emotions, and while she does display them on several occasions, most of the time she's still very calm and reserved, the emotions only showing in subtle ways.
Not So Stoic: There are several times where she's clearly emotional, the first time is when she responds to Linkara's decision to finish reviewing a comic book despite the fact that the ship the two of them are on is about to explode, with a very confused "Why?". The second time is when she asks Linkara "Are you afraid of me?" in a mix of angry/upset voice, like she wants to be feared.
The Voiceless: Except in Linkara's hallucinations brought on by the powers of Silent Hill.
Pronounced "Poyo", he's Linkara's Robot Buddy and manager. He took over the show while trying to get Linkara back during the "Linkara Lost" arc. He also hates famed comics writer Garth Ennis and the A.I. Is a Crapshoot assumption about robots.
Ai Is A Crapshoot: Subverted. As stated above, he hates this, and even had Linkara do the Strange Adventures review to prove his point.
Back from the Dead: He returns from his heroic sacrifice below by transferring into Linkara's Tom Servo puppet and stays there while he waits for Linkara to make him a new body.
According to the DVD, this is because Liz thought he looked like a chicken, and Linkara used mostly imported parts to build him
Breakout Character: Was originally just a robot puppet for Linkara's MST 3 K fanmovie, then a one-off gag for the Amazons Attack review, but Linkara liked him enough for him to become a recurring character.
Brilliant, but Lazy: As shown by his fights with Linksano and Mechakara, he can be pretty crafty when he wants and is quite efficient as the show's manager... But also tries to avoid work as much as robotly possible.
Linkara: Aw, son of a... even robots can't handle this thing!
Heroic Sacrifice: He pulls one to save Linkara at the end of the review Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan #3
Missed the Call: Variation - according to the flashback in the Captain Flash review on the DVD, he was specifically built to host the show. But his voice wouldn't work, so Linkara decided to host it himself.
The Other Darrin: In his first appearance, he was voiced by Microsoft Sam, but the voice source was later changed to Speakonia.
The Mean Brit: He's gonna be the first one to call someone out on screwing up, giving what seems to be a false reassurance to his master or just appearing to be incompetent. Especially if that person is Pollo.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to the Gunslinger's red. And also red to NIMUE's blue, ironically.
One of Linkara's childhood toys, brought to life by Dr. Linksano as a Christmas present.
Must Have Caffeine: Her only response to learning the metal pole sticking out of her back is a necessary part of her spine is to ask for coffee.
Samus Is a Girl: Linkara is quite surprised when she starts talking and confirms she's a woman.
The Stoic: Speaks in a completely bored voice despite the bizarreness of her entire existence.
The main character of the Cable series. He was angry at Linkara for making fun of his comic and threatened to kill him with a BFG. Linkara defeated him with a magnet and took his BFG. He was later murdered by Mechakara.
A recurring character in both The Spoony Experiment and Atop the Fourth Wall, Dr. Insano is a mad scientist bent on world domination, and the former President of the United States. He's Linkara's original archenemy and the original owner of Neutro. Insano has a vendetta against Mechakara, whom he accidentally brought into this universe by meddling with hypertime, and who soon after forced him to get a haircut against his will. As Linkara's storyline has become more serious and elaborate, combined with the logistical difficulties of coordinating with someone in another state, the goofy mad scientist has played a much smaller part on Atop the Fourth Wall. See the character sheets for The Spoony Experiment, Kickassia, and To Boldly Flee for tropes that apply to him in those works.
Beware the Silly Ones: Compared to Lord Vyce or the Entity, Insano is pretty harmless... but he did torture Mechakara to death.
Demoted to Extra: Originally Insano was Linkara's archenemy, but because it was hard to coordinate with Spoony to do frequent cameos, his appearances grew fewer and fewer, until his role was taken over by Doctor Linksano.
Diminishing Villain Threat: Started off as a menace to global society, reduced to a whiny punk that Linkara bullies for information.
Red Herring: Or not. It turns out that not only has he failed to sell any anti-magic field generators since their defect against blitzballs were discovered but he's still a Harmless Villain. He does seem to consider planning to kill Linkara, but nothing comes from it
He's Back with a vengeance. He manages to slip on board Comicron 1, steal Neutro, and arms himself with upgraded versions of the power gauntlets made by JesuOtaku.
People of the Earth, your lord and master...has returned!
And then comes Star Wars 3-D #1 where he recaptures Neutro (briefly) and successfully fights both Zeo-Linkara and The Gunslinger at the same time with the Power Gauntlets he found on the U.S.S. Exit Strategy and upgraded...until Margaret makes good on her promise to cut loose and blasts him.
We Can Rule Together: To the Gunslinger, despite having no idea who he is and gaining nothing in return, seemingly just to spite Linkara. He's denied.
A demon created from the rage of the young girl who was sacrificed to create the Magic Gun. Lord Vyce somehow sent Dolorem to trap Linkara in the Otherworld of Silent Hill, subvert his mind, and make him think he was responsible for the girl's death, but just as Linkara was about to commit suicide the girl's spirit awoke inside the gun and snapped him out of it. Because the girl had since come to terms with her death, she didn't need Dolorem anymore, and Linkara was able to kill the demon.
A being from Lord Vyce's home universe, described as a "glitch" that threatens all reality.
A God Am I: Even for a being with literally godlike powers, it seems to be a bit full of itself, regarding itself as the most perfect of all beings-which is thrown into perspective when it calls itself an outer god, but simultaneously knows it was the product of a programming error.
Proves its undoing in the end-after being forced to acknowledge the meaninglessness of its own existence, it commits suicide.
Adaptational Badass: In Pokemon, Missingno is mildly creepy if you start applying Fridge Logic, somewhere between useful and annoying if you don't, and is nigh-universally pathetic in battle to the point of usually being incapable of victory. Now, he's a horror that makes Slenderman look friendly and harmless, and reduces entire worlds to nothingness. Also, Word of God says that in this case, all the other glitch pokemon in existence are just different forms of this version of Missingno..
And I Must Scream: Linkara explains that the Entity's goal of absorbing everything in existence, including existence itself, would ultimately lead to this.
And Then What?: Linkara manages to defeat Missingno. by pointing out that once it absorbs all of existence, it will have nothing else to do for the rest of eternity but exist, and manages to get it to kill itself by asking it what happens when an Outer God dies, which it decides to explore.
Batman Gambit: Rather than keep fighting Lord Vyce itself, it sat back, impersonated '90s Kid and gambled on Linkara defeating his Arch-Enemy for him. It worked.
Big Bad: Becomes the main threat of its own arc after Vyce was defeated and exiled.
Beta Baddie: To absorb all and become all was Missingno.'s way of truly become meaningful, to become something instead of the nothing that it is. When Linkara points out that even after becoming existence itself, existence itself will also become pointless, it accepts the only thing that could bring meaning into its existence: Self-Destruction.
Catch Phrase: That buzzing sound that's been heard throughout the series: HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Cosmic Horror Story: Deconstructed awesomely by Linkara in order to defeat it: if the world is truly meaningless as Lovecraft seems to think, then so are the various Eldritch Abominations of the universe. If it became everything, then it would still be just as pointless. It doesn't take this well. Ironically, self-destruction was its way to become meaningful.
Evil Sounds Deep: Not usually, but its voice becomes very deep if you piss it off.
The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: It actually starts leaving near-subliminal messages in the closing credits of various episodes; when the fans asked Linkara about this he claimed he didn't see anything.
From Nobody to Nightmare: Missingno. started as a minor game glitch with laughably minor consequences... and went on to annihilate entire worlds, nearly swallowing the entire multiverse. And it only stopped because it agreed it was pointless.
Logic Bomb: Linkara defeats the Entity this way, making it question the logic of its own end goal if it were to become the only thing left in the universe.
Madness Mantra: Immediately after the Logic Bomb is dropped. "Existence is purpose but purpose is undefined. Existence is purpose but purpose is undefined..." ""Then examine what cannot be known through existence, Then examine what cannot be known through existence..."
Mood Whiplash: In its impersonation of 90s Kid, the Entity veers wildly between deliciously hammy and terrifyingly understated. See also Evil Sounds Deep above.
Entity:(immediately after cackling wildly) [Lord Vyce] was a nuisance, not a threat. He could never hope to destroy my magnificence. However, his attacks diminished me. Made me less.IT WAS UNACCEPTABLE.
Nigh Invulnerable: It's perhaps the only villain in Linkara's Rogue's Gallery that anyone has failed to develop any kind of weapon against or true countermeasure for. Every single attempt to fight it off have been met with failure.
No Ontological Inertia: When it kills itself, everyone is restored to normal. Linksano suggests that it might have been an act of generosity or else just an effect of its death.
Nothing Is Scarier: Easily the most mysterious villain so far, and all the scarier for it. Even with Mechakara's backstory and motivations being unknown until the end of his story arc, we could latch on to the fact that he was a robot duplicate of Linkara. Here, we've got nothing to go on but some extremely esoteric phrases to know anything about what the Entity even is. Until the end, that is.
An as-yet unseen (and going by it's description, thank God for that) being that Linkara suspects may be behind Nimue's recent mental troubles. A "cousin" of the Entity, the King is unique among its family for being able to feel fear-and very well, to the point of being a Dirty Cowardafraid to show its face directly. According the the Absent Grimorie, this constant, overpowering fear has twisted said face, turning it into a personaification of fear itself and being unable to be mistaken for anything else by any creature that knows fear. Above all else, the King covets fear, and hopes one day to master its fear and heal its face, sending out its clockwork servants to gather information on it.
Brown Note: Inverted-from the sound of things, the face of fear is a weakness, since everyone who knows fear can immediately tell what the King is.
The Cracker: Is stated to be able to possess machinery, to the extent of having "clockwork servants".
Big Bad: Of the Vyce arc. As well as the "His Blue Soul" and "Ghost in the Machine" arcs.
Cassandra Truth: He tried to warn other worlds of the Entity before, but no-one listened (after all, who would believe that a glitch from a Gameboy game has become an Outer God?) so he turned to the conquest route.
Ironically, he falls on the opposite side of this trope later on, refusing to accept that Linkara managed to beat the Entity.
He's on the recieving end in 2001: A Space Odyssey #1 once Nimue is fully functional. Turns out challenging a super-intelligent computer that can think much faster than the human mind while inside it, is a bad idea.
Determinator: Has survived a beatdown by Linkara et. al, escaped from the dead universe he was imprisoned on in order to recapture his ship, and even after his new robot body is ejected into space in the Star Trek III episode he STILL manages to return by interfering with Nimue. This conqueror does not let up.
Humiliation Conga: He ends up being played for a sucker to get him away from his ship and powerless, suffering the combined force of every weapon in Linkara's arsenal, and marooned in a barren universe. And he only gets out of that by transferring into a half-built body for Pollo.
Inspired By / Required Spinoff Crossover: When viewed in parallel with Linkara's ongoing "History of Power Rangers" series, it's clear that the style of Lord Vyce (in particular his name and his use of a group of Putty-like mooks, the Shades) was inspired by Power Rangers villains, predominantly Lord Zedd.
Insistent Terminology: He always refers to Linkara as "champion", that is, the champion of his universe, and to NIMUE as "the computer" even when actually talking to her.
Knight of Cerebus: After Mechakara's defeat, things went back to being silly when Dr. Linksano became the main villain. Then Lord Vyce came along….
Knight Templar: Vyce makes it a point that what he conquers he does for "the greater good" while everyone own points out it's just to feed his ego. He believes himself to be in the right and justifies all the conquest and destruction, while everyone else points to them as proof that he's evil and deluded into thinking he's good.
Mind Rape: He downloaded bits of his personality into Nimue's hardware and corrupted important files, causing her to lose her mind.
Motive Decay: Downplayed. At first he seems determined to stop the Entity, but when he reappears he is more concerned about being recognized for his exploits then actually stopping the Entity, but is still obsessed with its destruction for the good of the world. As implied by Linkara after he was beat for the first time, his massive ego was always a part of his character, but it wasn't expounded on before their second encounter.
Xanatos Gambit: Following Mechakara's plot to have the powers of Silent Hill mentally destroy Linkara had two purposes: mentally destroy Linkara and/or see what Linkara and his weapon were capable of.
Sending Mechakara down for a rematch: If Mechakara won, Linkara would be dead and Vyce could procede with conquering his world. If Mechakara lost, which is how it ended up, Linkara would still be weakned for the battle and make things easier for Vyce on limited resources.
An evil android look-alike of Linkara harboring nefarious plans. Actually the Alternate Universe doppelganger of Linkara's Robot Buddy Pollo, Mechakara started to believe he was a slave, so he killed his version of Linkara and grafted his skin onto his robotic body. Mechakara traveled to our world when Doctor Insano breached dimensions with his Hypertime device. Mechakara has since joined forces with other villains, including Lord Vyce and the Executor from To Boldly Flee. He was destroyed along with the Executor's space station, but has come back from the dead more than once before...
Apparently again, via body-jumping into Pollo's new body from his old hand, but it turns out to be subverted when it's revealed that it's Lord Vyce who possesed the Pollo body via the hand, not Mechakara.
Breakout Villain: Originally only created because Linkara wanted a robot version of himself for the end of Supermanvs. The Terminator. He decided to bring him back, even though at first he had no idea what to do with him. Eventually, this trope was even lampshaded.
"I was a popular character and villain; seeing me again should drive up the viewers."
He's also the only member of Linkara's rogues gallery to feature outside his show (unless you count Insano).
The Chessmaster: He didn't lay a finger on Linkara, his plots more driven at driving him insane, and only attacked him when all those plans failed.
Complexity Addiction: Somewhat acknowledged in-universe. He came to our universe to find the magic gun and adapt to it so he could kill the magic wielding humans in his own universe, but also planned to kill Linkara. However, rather than simply doing that he decided that since he didn't much satisfaction from killing his universe's Linkara, he decided to torture and kill ours. He was still at it under Vyce, choosing to try and drive Linkara to suicide. In his next appearance, he'd apparently learned his lesson, showing up to kill Linkara directly.
Does it again in their rematch, stopping everything that happened to him last time... Then promptly ends up on the receving end of one courtesy of White Zeo Linkara.
Death by Irony: The exact reason Lord Vyce gave him his flesh appearance instead of rebuilding him as wholly robotic: he wants this universe's champion to be killed by his own image.
He was finished off by Neutro, a human piloted mecha.
Demoted to Dragon: Became this for Lord Vyce after he was rebuilt the first time. In rare example of the trope, he became more of a threat due to being upgraded, reducing the method he was defeated the first time to a Worf Barrage.
Disproportionate Retribution: The only reason he murdered his universe's version of Linkara and skinned him so he could use magical devices and started a Robot War to Kill All Humans...was because he thought Linkara's voice was annoying and he wanted him to shut up.
Energy Being: Appears to have become one thanks to the magic coin, having remained alive inside his hand until he could transfer to a new body, leaving a trace similar to that of the Entity, but see Red Herring bellow.
It should be noted, however, that Linkara has said that Mechakara's appearance in the Suburban Knightsstinger has to do with this idea actually being correct.
Eye Awaken: The latest view of Insano's lab has a close-up of Mechakara's cybernetic eye. Which proceeds to flash on...
In the Power Rangers Zeo review, after Linkara sets Mechakara's hand on the bookshelf, it wiggles its figners ominously.
Gaslighting: Seems like his plan for Dead/Alive, using Linkara's already deteriorating mental state to torture him and try to convince him to kill Pollo in order to drive him over the edge.
... But the real plan was just for him to drive him insane using the unholy beast the girl from the introductions unleashed. He didn't count on the gun (I.e. the girl's life force) helping Linkara. And now Lord Vyce has upgraded him
Omnicidal Maniac: He plans to go further than that and kill all organic life in every universe.
Killed Off for Real: In To Boldly Flee. Lewis has said he never shuts a door on a character for good, but currently has no further plans for Mechakara and is satisfied if this ends up being his sendoff.
Manipulative Bastard: Every plan he had was to break Linkara psychologically. Though it failed and he eventually had to resort to physical violence, it's still his MO and he appears to have figured out the best way to do it.
Not Me This Time: Everyone thinks he broke the Continuity Alarm, but he admits he didn't do it. In reality, Linksano was the culprit.
Sure, Why Not?: "Mechakara" was originally a Fan Nickname. Linkara and allies call him this, he never uses it himself and neither do his allies on Lord Vyce's team. In To Boldly Flee, his ally Terl calls him "Mechakara", but they didn't know each other well.
The creature from Silent Hill. Tried to kill Linkara while he was stuck in the netherworld, but Linkara just trapped it in a Pokeball. Killed by Lord Vyce. Later, Whately appears with two of them and Linkara captures another before defeating him.
A race of evil aliens from Star Trek: Elite Force. After the ending of the game, Lieutenant Munroe continued fighting against them and successfully destroyed most of their bases, until he came to the last one and found it ruled by a "boss" Vohrsoth that overwhelmed him. The aliens were experimenting with interdimensional travel to "our" universe, and Munroe was able to escape here. The Vohrsoth leader followed, but Linkara and Munroe were able to defeat it together. Munroe informed Linkara that the Vohrsoth were engineered by none other than Lord Vyce. And worse, when Munroe and the Vohrsoth beamed to our universe, a worse threat followed behind them—the Entity.
The ineffectual villain behind the Silent Hill comics. He turns out to be a follower of the Entity and has been using the aforementioned comics to try and drive Linkara mad to the point of becoming his Cult's prophet... and also the person behind the sacrifice of Margaret to create the Magic Gun. Played by Linkara-Prime.
Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to come across as a legitimate threat when it's painfully clear that he... just isn't.
An alternate version of Linkara, who began reviewing comic books in hopes that they could help him take over the world. He also controls a spaceship, and without the interferance of his world's Doctor Insano, he would have taken over the Mirror Universe in a matter of days.
Evil Versus Evil: Presumably. While the opening credits have changed, it still shows clips of Captain Linkara defeating the same villains as "our" Linkara. Then again, there is no indication that these versions are still villainous in the Mirror Universe...
An alternate version of Dr. Insano (though still played by Linkara) who is just and heroic, calling himself "the Champion of Science". Iron Liz convinced him and mirror-Pollo to take control of Mirror Comicron-1 from Captain Linkara in order to prevent him from taking over the world.
Foreshadowing: A neat hint that the primary universe's Pollo would also end up inhabiting Tom Servo's body. Also, at first glance it looks as though Pollo's normal body is in the glass case where Tom Servo is in the primary universe, as a simple inversion gag, but a closer look will show this is the 'Pollo v1.1' model that will soon appear in the primary universe and be hijacked by Mechakara and Lord Vyce.
Aplos the Wizard/Steven
A wizard who has settled down in Canada. His real name is Aplos, but he prefers to be called Steven. Linkara paid him a visit during his journey to restore power to his magic items, and Steven told him the real reason they had lost their potency: He was in danger of turning to the dark side, and the spirit in his Magic Gun took his magic away.
After saving the world multiple times, Linkara will apparently keep reviewing comics well into middle age, getting significantly less cool as time passes. Future Linkara has met his present-day counterpart a few times, and "our" Linkara finds him kind of depressing. And no matter what alternate timeline he exists in, Future Linkara is never satisfied with the status of his hat.
A holographic duplicate of Linkara, down to his very last mannerism and verbal tic, Holokara was created (using Star Trek tech) to fake out Whatley and his eldritch cult when he was forced to review another stack of Silent Hill comic books. Effectively identical to Linkara in every way, save for the fact that he's simply an electromagnetic light construct.
Achilles' Heel: Subverted. Anyone who's watched Voyager would think that his mobile emitter is this(and Harvey even suggests it at one point), but Linksano points out that, since Holokara is made up of light and force fields, he has no trouble simply protecting his mobile emitter with a force field, so shooting it is exactly as ineffective as shooting any other part of him.
Affably Evil: He's very polite and mild-mannered, even when he threatens Harvey, and he seems fairly amicable when not confronted in a hostile way or met with defiance. He realy does just want the show to run as smoothly as possible, even if it means eliminating the others.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Subverted. There was nothing wrong with the programming of Holokara's A.I. at all; the only problem with him is that he was based on Linkara's memories and thought patterns, meaning Holokara was basically what Linkara was going to become if he didn't go to find himself and find out he was becoming evil. Holokara is basically the road that Linkara would have taken.
Ax-Crazy: To call him psychotic would be putting it lightly. Case in point: he threatened to outright kill 90s Kid if he interruptedthe show again, then threatened to crush Harvey's windpipe for calling him out on the aforementioned threat.
Walking Spoiler: Suffice to say, he's more than just a stand-in when Linkara's not around.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is ultimately revealed to be this. He wanted to use Comicron 1 to force Marvel and DC to fix all of the terrible things they'd done to superheroes in their comics, which was what was slowly driving both Linkara and Holokara insane. Linkara points out that doing that makes him no better than the comics editors who are ruining the characters in the first place.
The host of another series by Linkara, Longbox of the Damned, in which he showcases a horror comic once per day during the month of October, leading up to Halloween. Moarte is a ghoul who lives in a darkened library full of comic books, which he shows to the viewer with hammy glee. He has yet to appear in Atop the Fourth Wall proper, and Lewis says he's unlikely to change that, but it could happen.
The Bad Guy Wins: Expresses a preference towards this, even spitting at the notion of good being victorious.
Bilingual Bonus: His name is Romanian for 'death'. Transylvania of course being part of Romania.
I'm a Humanitarian: Appears to be one according to his The Walking Dead vol. 1 review. Though he notes that fake rubber hands don't have much meat on them. Though, considering that he's a ghoul it's kind of in the description.
Man in White: Clothes, gloves, and skin, though his coat is black.
Mundane Made Awesome: He's able to add dramatic flare to rifling through a longbox of comics, something most comic collectors do in the store.
After talking about Edgar Allan Poe wanting to bring his wife back to life, he points out that being undead seems OK to him: "I am neither living nor dead, and I'm doing pretty well, I have a table and everything!" (taps it)
A villain from the DC comic New Guardians, in the comic he died in the issue he was introduced (#2) but he was a such a bombastic character that he was rather taken to by many people who read it. Linkara has discovered him and taken him back to his place during the review of New Guardians #1. He worships, and is powered by, cocaine. At this point it isn't clear if he's Linkara's ally or enemy or just some sort of bizarre roomate Linkara's found. More recent strips lean towards 'bizarre roomate'...
Addiction Powered: Snowflame is powered by COCAINE! So much so that he's the page picture.
Snowflame: SNOWFLAME HAS NO CONCEPT OF TIME! *ghostly moaning*
Fanboy: He is a Brony or at least would be if he could remember the show and character's names.
Large Ham: Much like in his comic book appearance, Snowflame likes to yell and exclaim things.
He also makes a sandwich in the most bombastic way possible...and then carefully measure the amount of cocaine to put on top.
Mad Libs Catch Phrase: His advice on peer pressure is thus: If someone challenges to do <insert challenge here> no matter what it is? Do fifty <Insert challenge here>, At the same time! no matter what the challenge is.
Snowflame: Somebody challenges you to smoke a cigarette? Smoke 50! AT THE SAME TIME!
Snowflame: Somebody challenges you to jump a bench? Jump 50! AT THE SAME TIME!
Snowflame: Somebody challenges you to eat the last cupcake? Eat 50! AT THE SAME TIME!
Man Child: He thinks the snow outside is cocaine, butts into conversations and scenes, and is rather inquisitive natured for an adult.