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     Linkara 
A comic book fan with a Nice Hat who reviews horrible comics. Also happens to be the Champion of our Earth, defending it against mad scientists, cyborgs, interdimensional invaders and the like.

  • The Ace/Broken Ace: Seems to switch between the two quite often — He's a nice-looking hero with wonderful toys and True Companions around him... But he wants so badly to be the perfect Nice Guy superhero and to think that he's much more than his Channel Awesome co-workers. He has a fairly big ego and a Selective Memory, his number one priority seems to be whether the fans watch him or not, and his Comedic Sociopathy is far creepier than the others because whereas they embrace it, he denies it.
    • 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.
  • Adorkable
  • The Alcoholic: Wordof God says that Lewis portrays Linkara as a "raging alcoholic" in place of making jokes about suicide.
  • Alliterative Name: Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug. L.L., appropriately enough, and he was going out with a woman named Liz.
  • 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
    • 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.
    • Badass Bookworm
    • As of the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey #1, he now sports a Badass Long Coat as well as a vest and a tie for something of a Badass in a Nice Suit effect.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: One More Day, and by extension, Joe Quesada's Executive Meddling.
    • 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.
  • Break the Haughty/Laser-Guided Karma: Throughout the Vyce Arc, Linkara became notorious for becoming increasingly powerful and prepared. When Lord Vyce challenged him, Linkara's Badass Boasting and cocky expressions made it abundantly clear that thought he could win without much difficulty using the same tricks as before. The words "Epic Fail" do not even begin to describe how the fight went down for him and by the end of it, Vyce had invoked No Sell on ninety percent of Linkara's arsenal and only left because his suit was damaged and our universe is so alien to him he can't survive in it without it. Linkara was particularly scarred by the end of the fight.
  • 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.
  • Bully Hunter: Go ahead. Just try and troll him on his own blog. We'll watch.
  • 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, and he'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.
  • Catch Phrase: Several.
    • "Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn."
    • "...so let's dig into *comic name*."
    • "This comic sucks!"
    • "I AM A MAN!"(punch)
    • And in real life "Man, that was crazy!".
  • Chekhov's Armoury
  • Caustic Critic
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Being a feminist gives him "an appreciation for the female body".
  • 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.
  • The Combat Pragmatist: Linkara isn't much of a fighter on his own (as his beatdown at Vyce's hands demonstrates), which is why he has to resort to magic, technology, and pragmatism to win his fights.
  • 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.
  • Cool Gun: Where'd he purchase that?
  • Crazy-Prepared: Linkara has a miniature fan to blow away the fog if Silent Hill starts to come for him.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Towards Cybermats. Lewis himself has made an entire collection of them, leading to his fandom (affectionately) calling him a crazy cybermat lady.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Designated Hero: Deliberately invoked so it can be Played for Drama. Linkara is, arguably, one of the most sinisterly sociopathic members of TGWTG because he refuses to accept his darker side and keeps putting himself across as an incredible hero despite doing some unquestionably dickish things. He doesn't get the luxury of being a Karma Houdini, though. The current story arc is a very thorough deconstruction of his character.
  • 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.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • 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.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: He's won most of his fights, sure, but Linkara has rarely managed to finish any of his enemies off. It comes with them having Joker Immunity.
  • Fan Boy: Of comics, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Power Rangers, The West Wing, The Wire, 24, Babylon 5, Blake's 7... He also seems to have the ability to go into their canons, because where else would he have gotten those morphers, pokeballs, phasers, and four sonic screwdrivers?
    • 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.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Even though the asskicking came a bit later in the reviews.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation:
    • Amazons Attack being a tie-in to Countdown.
    • That Doom IV had a fanbase.
    • The ending to Maximum Clonage
    • The very existence of Sultry Teenage Super Foxes #2 causes him to retreat into his own subconscious.
    • The Pizza episode makes Linkara actually leave to cry during his history lesson on Power Rangers Turbo.
    • The Brain Drain comic completely missing the point of the Thing's character, and then finding that it was written by Tom DeFalco, former editor and chief of Marvel comics.
  • Good Is Not Soft:
    • 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.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: As of the Catwoman: Defender of Gotham #1 review.
  • Heroic BSOD: Just look at the guy's face after his defeat by Lord Vyce. Thank God Iron Liz managed to snap him out of it... By giving him a Care Bears comic.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He assumes he has to destroy Todd in the Shadows to win The Nostalgia Chick's heart, not getting that Todd has no interest in the Chick whatsoever.
  • Humongous Mecha: He steals Neutro!
  • The Immune: For some reason, Linkara is unaffected by the King of Worms's influence, requiring a more complicated approach.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: At cons especially, both Doug and Lewis (Doug in particular) like pushing the idea that Linkara has it bad for The Nostalgia Critic.
  • Iron Butt Monkey
  • 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 actually amused.
  • Man Child: An advertisement for PowerMorphicon:
    Narrator: Do you like playing with Power Rangers toys?
    Linkara: Uh-huh!
    Narrator: Do you pretend you're morphing with your toy morphers?
    Linkara: Uh-huh!
  • Marty Stu Author 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.
  • Medium Awareness
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: "I AM A MAN!" (PUNCH!)
  • Mr. Fanservice: Between the snappy dress sense, the feminism, and a reasonably attractive face, Linkara's got a lot of female fans. And not necessarily for pure reasons.
  • Narcissist: When the Chick can hear the thoughts of guys she knows, all she hears from him is "I'm awesome" repeated over and over.
  • Nerd: He even admits it.
  • Never Bareheaded: He almost never takes off his hat.
    • In his introduction Q&A he is unaware he's even wearing a hat.
  • Nice Hat: It's magic apparently!
  • 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.
  • Robot Me: Mechakara
  • Selective Obliviousness: Still appears to be baffled to Dr. Insano's true identity. Then again, so is everybody.
  • Self-Serving Memory: When he mentions the events of Kickassia, Linkara neglects to mention his attempt to seize control of the nation, instead claiming that he "liberated" it.
  • Skeptic No Longer: He originally poo-pooed the idea of the Entity. Come the next story arc and he's absolutely scared s-less of it.
  • The Strategist: Was the one who planned the uprising against the The Nostalgia Critic N. Bison during Kickassia.
  • Stupid Evil: To paraphrase Film Brain; for a guy who reviews comic books he makes a crap villain. invoked
  • Super Mode: Zeo Linkara
  • 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.
  • Trekkie
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: Lewis' commentary lampshades the fact that, in order to defeat Vyce, he had to fight dirty at every conceivable opportunity; which is what led to the Worf Had the Flu-induced victory over him.
  • Unfortunate Names: Was bullied at school because his last name, Lovhaug, is pronounced "love-hog".
  • Waistcoat of Style: His costume now includes one.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Whenever the comic includes text that happens to be identical or similar to the lyrics of a song, his response is usually a continuation of the lyrics.

     Allies 

90s Kid

A character created by Linkara to poke fun at The Dark Age of Comic Books. An obnoxious teenage slacker who prefers blood, guns and Rob Liefeld over plot, characterization and good artwork. Also a huge fan of the Sega Genesis, the most hardcore console of all time which did what Nintendidn't.

Alex Munroe

Lead character from Star Trek: Elite Force, which Linkara did a Let's Play of. Originally an ensign in Starfleet, now promoted to lieutenant.

Allen

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.

Boffo the Clown

A clown in a Willy Wonka suit introduced to fight the Monster Clown stereotype. Communicates with a horn. Later made into Linkara's accountant.

Continuity Alarm

A device which starts beeping loudly and flashes its name on the top and bottom of the screen whenever Linkara starts rambling about continuity issues in a comic.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears for about a year...
    • The Bus Came Back: ...and reveals in the 200th episode that it spent the year burning off its accumulated vacation days that had been building since the show started...
  • Continuity Snarl: Its purpose is to prevent discussions on this.
  • 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.

Doctor Linksano

A Dr. Insano from an alternate reality where Linkara became Insano instead of Spoony. 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.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: The Entity attacked him at the end of The Backstreet Project #1.
  • Badass Longcoat: Minus the Badass.
  • Big Bad Wannabe
  • 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.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Built a Cybermat to fry Linkara, didn't work, got himself a logic bomb dropped on him, Heel-Face Turn.
  • Enemy Mine: He teamed up with Linkara against their common foe Lord Vyce, tired of running from him through different universes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His introduction has him reveal to the viewer that he broke the Continuity Alarm and plans to take over our universe in the most hammy way possible, and then gets hit the face by Linkara opening a door wondering if he heard something.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Linkara's joint review of The Spirit with Film Brain, Linksano thinks that melting someone's face is acceptable, but melting a cat (as Octopus does in the movie) is just wrong.
    • Spoony question if there's a Linksano than in Linksano universe if Spoony is "Spoonkara". Linksano replies with a bit of humorous disgust and says that would be stupid.
  • The Evil Genius: Under Lord Vyce.
  • Evil Is Hammy
  • Expy: He is one for Doctor Insano from The Spoony Experiment. Linkara created Linksano because he felt bad about asking Spoony to play Insano for him over and over. It's eventually justified as him being Insano's counterpart from alternate reality; then it turns out that he's Oscar Schlumper, which means he's actually the brother of that universe's Insano. The characters have since diverged, with Insano rejecting the same arguments that led Linksano to his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Filler Villain: Basically just a breather between Mechakara and Vyce. However, in the Vyce arc, he returns in a much more important role.
  • The Goggles Do Nothing
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: With Dr. Insano in Warrior 2 & 3
  • Heel-Face Turn: in All-American Comics #16.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Logic Bomb: On the receiving end of one from Linkara, just before his Heel-Face Turn.
  • The Mole: Against Vyce.
    • And now for the King of Worms, it seems.
  • Reality Warper: Manages to build a machine called the "Black Light Generator" at the end of "Justice Act Of God" Part III, an obvious reference to the black light in the comic, that changes the world however he wants it... And he gets swiftly defeated by Pollo shooting it out of his hand.
  • Redemption Promotion: His science often still fails, but the story takes him far more seriously as an ally of Linkara's than as a villain.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The minute he found out Lord Vyce was coming to his home dimension. Did the same when Vyce came to this one.
  • The Starscream
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He owes his existence to Linkara's desire not to need to bug Spoony for Doctor Insano footage.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs
  • Unexplained Recovery: He comes back after the Entity's defeat.
  • Unknown Rival: His defeats have either been by accident or by Pollo. Linkara didn't even know about him until the final stage of his plan.
  • We Can Rule Together: Extends this to Insano when they're fighting in "Warrior 2 & 3" review that could have a Villain Team-Up instead. Insano likes the idea, but nothing comes of it because Linkara a bunch of other reviewers how up and beat them and the rest of the Insanos up.
  • Wham Line: Has given out a few.
    • "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!"
    • "I hear and obey."

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.

  • Anime Hair
  • 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: His fighting prowess is shown to be equal to Linkara's even in the latter's "Zeo!" form.
    • 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.
    • Badass Longcoat
  • Berserk Button: He gets really ticked off when he finds Linkara and Pollo inside his house.
  • Blond Guys Are Antagonistic: For a good reason, however.
  • Braids of Action
  • 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.
  • Distressed Dude: His capture in the King of Worms arc finally alerts Linkara to the King's activities.
  • Dual Wielding: Has the potential to do this, but hasn't actually done it yet.
  • Expy: Visually, he's based on Yuber from Video Game/Suikoden3. Not so much in the personality department.
  • 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.
  • The Gunslinger: Of course.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Joins Linkara to fight Dr. Insano and, while not ready to accept him as a friend, does accept him as an ally.
  • Hero of Another Story
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: For tropers who have just gotten up to the "Gun and Sorcery" arc, him being listed in the Allies folder instead of the Villains folder will come as quite a surprise..
  • Morality Chain: Although he's not a fully malevolent villain, it's implied that his wife acts as one, though she's been left behind in his home dimension.
  • Morality Pet: Is extremely nice and openly friendly with his own AI Sierra, despite his former anti-villain status.
  • Nice Hat: A black bowler hat.
  • 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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He doesn't seem NEARLY as intimidating as Vyce or The Entity or even Mechakara, yet he is suprisingly effective at what he does. He succesfully manages to turn Linkara's friends against each other, steal the Magic Gun and is shown to be a MUCH better fighter than Linkara, able to keep up with him even in the latter's "Zeo!" form. In fact, the only reason he lost their first fight was due to Linkara's universe weakening him.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: What else do you call a southerner who made a flying spaceship house and an AI?
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: Plays this role in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Arc Villain he may be, but once you know his motives, its hard not to feel sorry for the guy.
  • 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't take it well.

Harvey Finevoice

Linkara's other main alter ego, a lounge singer from The Fifties with a touch of The Mafia.

  • Belated Backstory: Originally appearing from nowhere into the show, his origin story is finally being told in the 2012 Christmas episodes.
  • The Cast Showoff: In his Anita Blake review, he skims the second issue so that he can perform a full-length song number instead.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He once had a family, but his son Charlie died (how old and cause of death unspecified) and his wife left him shortly thereafter. He more or less shut down until being rescued by Linkara during the Training Montage of Amazons Attack.
  • A Day in the Limelight: When Linkara was interdimensionally abducted, he guest-hosted the show and reviewed Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter.
    • In the December 2012 reviews, he gets another one with it being Christmas Carol themed.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • 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: 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently a big fan of Pokemon.
  • His Name Is...: After taking a look at the Silent Hill book he comes to a realization, but runs into the Entity before he can warn Linkara.
  • Insistent Terminology: Consistently addresses both Linkara and Iron Liz as "kid." There's a reason for this, as the 2012 "Christmas Carol" arc shows.
  • More Dakka: In the Power Rangers review, he attacks Mechakara with a tommy-gun.
  • Nice Hat
  • The Nicknamer: Rarely, if ever, calls the others by their actual name. Linkara and Liz are both "Kid", 90's Kid is "the idiot", Pollo is "the robot"....
  • Older Side Kick
  • Older Than They Look: He's old enough to be Linkara's dad, which he may think of himself as.
  • Parental Substitute: He believes himself to be one to Linkara and even accidentally occasionally refers to him as Charlie, his deceased son.
  • Replacement Goldfish: He thinks of Linkara as his deceased son, Charlie. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future help him get over it.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man

Iron Liz

Linkara's former Real Life girlfriend, who appears sporadically in his reviews. During his disappearance, she filled in for him in a review and stuck around after he returned. She reviews Tabletop RPGs on her own website as well as That Guy with the Glasses. After Liz and Lewis broke up in real life, her character disappeared from the show. In the 300th episode, Iron Liz makes a brief appearance revealing that she's currently searching for Judas Liz.

See her own page for more.

The Magic Gun/Margaret

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...

NIMUE

The AI built to run Comicron 1. She also runs security in Linkara's house.

Ninja Style Dancer

A ninja who likes to dance. Another Linkara character, based off the bizarre reference in Nightcat to the title character's backing dancers being described as "Ninja Style Dancers".

  • Almost Dead Guy: In the Entity arc.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Informed Attribute: As with many examples of The Voiceless, other characters (in this case Harvey Finevoice) nonetheless claims he's annoyingly talkative.
    • According to Iron Liz, he once beat Harvey in Karaoke, so it's possible he has an even better voice than the professional lounge singer.
  • Leitmotif: Has made three appearances thus far accompanied by The Vengaboys' "We Like to Party"
  • McNinja: Presumably.
  • Silent Snarker: "Oh joy. He's back to normal."
  • The Voiceless: Except in Linkara's hallucinations brought on by the powers of Silent Hill.

Pollo

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.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His name in Spanish means "chicken."
    • 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000 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: What do I pay you for again?!?
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Drop-In Character: Began as this, but now appears more regularly and is important to the plot.
  • Heroic BSOD: His first appearance. Even he, a robot, can't handle the awfulness of Amazons Attack.
    Linkara: Okay, folks, this is my robot, Pollo. He's going to finish the review for me, because really, I can't take this anymore.
    Pollo: Alright, so then Wonder Woman... [shorts out] knickknackpattywhackgiveadogabone.
    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.
  • Robot Buddy
  • Sidekick
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Sierra, the Gunslinger's AI. Any scene with the two of them looks like it escaped from Red Dwarf or MST3K.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Is genuinely friendly with Linkara and has saved his life more than once...and when he does, he takes every opportunity to screw Linkara over with embarrassing return favours.
  • The Voiceless: On the DVD. This is due to copyright reasons involving his voice software.

Sierra

The Gunslinger's English accented AI assistant. During the uneasy alliance between the Gunslinger and Linkara's crew he shares a mutual animosity with Pollo to an almost sitcom degree.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Sierra once went haywire, forcing Jaeris to reprogram him with Undying Loyalty. Unfortunately, whatever Jaeris did wasn't enough to keep out the King of Worms.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Converted by the King of Worms, immediately knockout-gassed Jaeris and zapped Pollo.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Jeeves: Downplayed. An electronic version.
  • Jerkass: Unless you're his master, don't expect him to be nice to you.
  • The Lancer: To the Gunslinger.
  • Mr. Exposition
  • 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.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Pollo.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Gunslinger, referring to him as "master", as it turns out he was programmed with it after an incident in which Sierra went insane and nearly killed him.

Tom Servo

Yes, that Tom Servo. A puppet of the robot that Lewis' brother Graham gave him for Christmas shows up several times, including when Liz and Linkara are wishing us a Merry Christmas.

  • The Cameo
  • Canon Immigrant
  • Drop-In Character: Somewhat. He shows up in the opening in a display.
    • Mirrorverse Pollo uses the puppet as his body, while the normal Pollo body sits in the display case.
    • Pollo later took over the puppet to beat Lord Vice, who had taken over his old body.
  • Robot Buddy: A secondary one.
  • The Voiceless

Eliza/The Walking Lizard

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.
  • Neutral No Longer: Because she wasn't sure what side she should take, she just stood and watched several Cybermat attacks and didn't warn anyone. As of the The Thing From Another World: Questionable Science review, she seems to have made up her mind.
  • 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.

     Villains  

Cable

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.

Countdown Monster

All of the issues of Countdown to Final Crisis brought to life by Mechakara. Linkara defeated it with a Dragon Dagger

Doctor Insano

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.

Dolorem

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.

The Entity a.k.a Missingno.

A being from Lord Vyce's home universe, described as a "glitch" that threatens all reality.

  • 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?: How 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.
  • Bigger Bad: In the Vyce arc.
  • 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.
  • Break the Haughty: Thanks to Linkara deconstructing it's goal, leading to a Villainous Breakdown.
  • 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.
  • Driven to Suicide: Linkara convinces the functionally-confused Entity to do this after a successful Logic Bomb.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Its voice is heard in a couple videos before being explicitly identified.
    • It also was shown in The Dark Knight Strikes Again Part 2 when Linkara made a joke about it.
      • It was also in Linkara's video about comics he won't review. When he's talking about webcomics you may see a page from Super Effective. This page.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A being composed entirely of data with no true form that can assimilate anything it touches, even entire universes.
  • 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.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Deconstructed-The Entity has no real plans beyond assimilating all of existence, and completely loses it when Linkara points this out. See Beta Baddie
  • Giggling Villain
  • 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. This proves its undoing in the end-after being forced to acknowledge the meaninglessness of its own existence, it commits suicide.
  • God of Evil: Or, at least, it's worshipped as though it was one by Whately and his Cult. It says a lot about the monster, however, that this still tells us nothing about it.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The telltale sign that it was impersonating '90s Kid. Even scarier than most, since they're literally static screens.
  • His Name Is...: MarzGurl said something beginning with "M" before being taken by it. Turns out she was about to say Missingno...
    • Fridge Brilliance: Depending on the bad data blocks used to generate him when the glitch spawns him in game, an alternate name he may take is M'. So MarzGurl did call out one of his real names!
  • The Juggernaut: Nothing Linkara throws at it can slow it down. It swiftly disposes of Comicron 1, and when Linkara makes an attempt to hide behind a forcefield, he's told by Nimune that it could just plow through it, it was just letting him go for the moment because it was toying with him. Linkara even outright admits it didn't matter if he tried building a better morpher or a stronger gun, it still wouldn't stop it.
  • Knight of Cerebus
  • Immune to Bullets
  • Invincible Villain: Acts almost unopposed until Linkara notices it, and he does see it just toys with him the whole time, he admits there's nothing he can do to stop it. It makes his Breaking Speech towards it all the more awesome
  • Irony:Missingno, a Pokémon, is a computer glitch that evolved to a godlike being that gained life somehow. This makes it more like a Digimon than a Pokemon.
  • 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..."
  • The Man Behind The Monsters: Inverted, as it's worshipped by Whately as a God of Evil.
  • The Missingno.: In the most literal of forms.
  • 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.
  • Near Villain Victory: See Invincible Villain.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon Speak: "Huuuuuumaaaaaan..." What else would a Pokemon say when taking human form?
  • Small Name, Big Ego: See A God I Am. Leads a Break the Haughty from Linkara's "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Smug Snake: It could have easily gotten rid off Linkara at any point it wished, but didn't because it didn't take him for a threat. And he wasn't, not in the way it expected at least.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: It doesn't have a form of its own, which is why it's spent an unknown amount of time impersonating '90s Kid.
  • Villain Poem: "Beneath the seas, Beside the flame, The bones from hell you cannot tame..."
  • You Can Not Grasp The True Form: Played with. See "Voluntary Shapeshifter."

Judas Liz

An AU counterpart of Iron Liz, Judas Liz was recruited by Lord Vyce. She and Mechakara attack Linkara but she disappears after a morphed Linkara holds a gun to her head.

The King of Worms

An eldritch 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 Coward afraid 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". Linkara later finds out its controlling his cybermats this way.
    • It also takes over Sierra like this.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: One of the most cunning and patient adversaries Linkara has ever faced.
    • Rather than confronting Linkara directly, it instead spent most of its story arc by taking over Linkara's cybermats and replacing some of his friends with robotic duplicates to slowly whittle down Linkara's arsenal before facing him. And Linkara had no idea anything was wrong at all until very late in the game.
    • Knows Linkara won't use the main way into its dimension since Linkara knows the King would see him coming. So he has Linksano come up with a fake secret way in, knowing Linkara will be more than willing to use it, so the King will know exactly where to find him.
    • And of course, rather than having to disappear people, it replaced Harvey Finevoice and Linksano with Evil Knockoffs, simultaneously hiding its involvement and creating a pair of useful hidden agents to open a gateway to its dimension with and capture Linkara at the same time.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A fairly young and weak one, but still-that face sounds horrifying.
    • The camera can't hold a stable image when it appears. The image keeps sputtering and losing focus.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Not only does it wear a mask itself, within the Court of Worms it can control even organic people by means of a "platinum mask".
  • Red Herring: The King of Worms exists, though it is not what is interfering with Nimue as confirmed by Lewis. Instead, it's Lord Vyce.
    • Then after Vyce is defeated again, it uses a cybermat to infect Harvey when Harvey is home alone. Uh oh.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: "One of these days we're going to face an enemy that doesn't like to exposit in rhyme."
  • Twinmaker: It quietly replaced Harvey and Dr. Linksano with loyal robots a long time ago.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Subverted. Turns out that he actually DID attempt to attack and control Linkara when he had the chance. It didn't work, forcing him go the more complicated route to manipulate Linkara.

Lord Vyce

A powerful Multiversal ConquerorAll that he sees, he conquers. And in his opinion, protects as well; he was a survivor of a universe destroyed by an Eldritch Abomination known as "the Entity", but grew fed up with his warnings never being listened to and decided it would be better if he took command.

  • Ambiguously Human: While he has a humanoid shape, since Vyce is never seen outside of his suit and is only heard through his distorted voice, it is unclear how human he really is.
  • And It Worked: See Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu
  • Anti-Villain: See Well-Intentioned Extremist. Also takes the time to assure Linkara that the universe would be under his protection.
  • Badass: Flattens Linkara and effortlessly kills Pyramid Head.
  • Big Bad: Of the Vyce arc. As well as the "His Blue Soul" and "Ghost in the Machine" arcs.
    • Judging by the above spoilers, he may be shaping up to be the overall Big Bad of the series.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: His constant pursuit and attacks on the Entity actually managed to hurt it significantly, rendering it vulnerable.
  • 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.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Despite his arrogance, he prepared for the possibility of his defeat and set up multiple plans if he's defeated and isolated.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In what was likely a shout-out to Lord Zedd's devastating No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Vyce gets fed up with indirect combat with Linkara and proceeds to completely wreck him before leaving when Linkara manages to inflict some damage to his armor.
    • He's on the receiving 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.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: When he's not letting his ego get in the way of his common sense he's proven extremely crafty far more after losing his original body since he can no longer rely on brute force, especially shown when he manipulates Linkara into allowing him to take control of Comicron-1, only being stopped by the presence of a backup of Nimue.
  • 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.
  • Dimension Lord
  • The Dreaded: Linksano summed it up that across the multiverse their empires spanning from time unrecorded and Eldritch Abominations that destroy entire universes, but Vyce is feared above all else. Jaeris states that what he knew about him was enough for him to stay away from him.
  • Evil Is Petty: Gets provoked into a trap by Linkara doing a prolonged "The Reason You Suck" Speech calling him a coward.
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: Part of the hints that it's not Mechakara in Pollo's new body, since he never attacks Earth with it.
  • The Faceless: We never see him take his helmet off.
  • Five-Bad Band: He appears to be forming a nascent group with himself as the Big Bad, Mechakara as The Dragon, Doctor Linksano as the Evil Genius, and Judas Liz as The Dark Chick.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Twice so far. First when appeared in Pollo's body after everyone assumed that it was Mechakara, though as Vyce pointed out, that conclusion was made based entirely on assumptions Linkara made, and Nimue's descent into insanity turned out to be a result of his meddling.
  • 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.
  • Implacable Man: He beats Pyramid Head in one hit. Pyramid Head.
  • 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.
  • The Juggernaut: Even though takes Linkara off guard when his Zeonizer is recharging, it's made very clear that even with it he couldn't have stopped him even with it. Linkara considered defeating him while he was receiving power from his ship impossible.
  • Joker Immunity: Not as blatant as Mechakara since Linkara has never been able to kill him, but so far he's Put on a Bus twice and came back. So don't expect him to stay gone unless he's actually dead.
  • Large Ham
  • 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.
  • Magitek: Makes heavy use. All of his technology has magic as one of its main power sources.
  • Mind Rape: He downloaded bits of his personality into Nimue's hardware and corrupted important files, causing her to lose her mind.
  • Mooks: The Shades
  • 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. Given that Lewis himself has criticized this sort of thing in several of the comics he's reviewed, it makes sense that he'd try to avoid it here.
  • Mr. Exposition: Regarding the Entity's threat, and whenever he makes a return he takes time to gloat about how he did it.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: Well, one world per universe.
  • Necessarily Evil: He conquers universes so he can protect them from something even worse than him.
  • No Sell: EVERYTHING. While in his original body and still receiving power from his ship nothing hurts him. The magic gun, the BFG, even when supercharged by a Sonic Screwdriver, Pyramid Head's BFS, Liz's swords, two Sonic Screwdrivers getting used on his suit, the only thing that did a slight amount of damage to him was a weapon Linkara grabbed and used on him, and even then the effect of causing him to panic out of fear of a breach in his suit was more notable than any actual damage.
  • Put on a Bus / The Bus Came Back: How his defeats occur. His suit made impossible to kill even when he was cut off from his ship's power supply, so Linkara stranded him a universe where he was cut off from his ship and his power would eventually run out. He returned by turning himself into data and possessing Pollo's body. His second defeat had him stranded at the end of the solar system with no apparent chance of return, but he still managed to hack himself in Comicron 1's computer. After his defeat from Nimue, Villain Exit Stage Left he managed to escape inside the body of a shade, but this time Linkara knows that he'll be back.
  • Pride: Poking at his ego is a fast way to get under his skin. He reappears, he refuses to believe that Linkara killed the Entity, believing that nobody but him could do that.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Him conquering entire universes was an exaggeration of his conquests, which he allowed to spread since he figured that being more feared would mean his would be victims would offer less resistance.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: In his original body. His power varies depending on the laws of universe he's in, some he's a Physical God, and others he's powerless and needs to rely on his suit and weapons, and others he just plain can't enter them.
  • Villains Never Lie: So far he hasn't, at least not in a direct conversation. Linkara initially assumed he made the Entity, and boy was he wrong. Linkara also accuses him of misleading him into thinking Mechakara took over Pollo's body, but Vyce points out that he never did that, Linkara, and the viewer, assumed that on their own.
  • Virtual Ghost: Becomes one to escape from the dead universe. The fact that he is now exactly the same sort of entity as Missngno. is an irony not lost on him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist
  • 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.

Mechakara

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...

  • Artificial Human
  • Big Bad: Of the first story arc.
  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Lord Vyce.
    • 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.
    • This time for real....
  • Breakout Villain: Originally only created because Linkara wanted a robot version of himself for the end of Superman vs. 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).
  • Call a Human a "Meatbag"
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Linkara. He won.
    • 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 Knights stinger has to do with this idea actually being correct.
  • Evil Counterpart: ...but actually Pollo's!
    • Works as Linkara's too, since they look the same and are both excellent strategists.
  • Evil Laugh: Magnificent, Mister Lovhaug.
  • Eviler than Thou: Shortly after his arrival, Mechakara scares off Linkara's previous archnemesis, Doctor Insano. And forced him to get a haircut, apparently. But Insano gets the last laugh when, after Linkara defeats Mechakara, he teleports the robot to his lab for revenge.
  • 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
  • Jerkass: Even though later villains were more dangerous than him, so far none have been as evil him. He killed his universe's Linkara just because he was annoyed at hearing him review comics, and wants to wipe out all organic life simply because he hates it. The Silent Hill Dead Alive reviews showed how depraved he really when his plan to kill Linkara consisted of tricking him into thinking that he was the responsible for the death of Margret.
  • Joker Immunity: Has survived being torn apart twice now.
  • Kill All Humans: His ultimate goal.
    • 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.
  • Killer Robot
  • Knight of Cerebus: The original one.
  • 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.
  • Near Villain Victory: His plan to kill Linkara "Silent Hill Dead Alive" review, his plan to trick into thinking he killed Margret worked, and Linkara tried to kill himself, but was stopped by Margret herself refusing to kill him and snapping him out of it.
  • Not Me This Time: Everyone thinks he broke the Continuity Alarm, but he admits he didn't do it and doesn't know who did. In reality, Linksano was the culprit.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Before he revealed himself to Linkara, he killed anyone who could pose a threat to him, because Linkara was his and his alone.
  • Red Right Hand: More like "(comically small) skeletal robotic right hand".
    • Maybe not, given his original size.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Herring: Appeared to be the Big Bad Back from the Dead of the "His Blue Soul" arc, but in reality, it was Lord Vyce.
  • Robot Me
  • Robotic Psychopath
  • Super Strength
  • Super Villain
  • This Cannot Be!: His reaction to seeing his plan to trick Linkara into killing himself, after seeing it nearly succeed, and neither he nor Lord Vyce seemed to understand why the plan failed.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Granted, he was already Badass, but he got even stronger in his second fight.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Both generally, in that he comes from a universe where humans are in a war with machines, and specifically, as he is an alternate version of Pollo who killed alternate-Linkara.

Pyramid Head

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.

The Vohrsoth

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.

Whately

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.

     Mirror Universe 

Captain Linkara

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.

Doctor Insano

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.

  • Big Good: In the mirror universe, at least.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: When Liz suggests he take over Comicron-1 from Captain Linkara, he briefly quips that sometimes it's easier just to stun him.
  • For Science!: Just like the Insano of our universe, his methods can best be described as "science".
  • Large Ham
  • Man in White: While the white labcoat is no different, he also sports white scrubs, shiny white goggles and white... socks.
  • Science Hero

Liz

An alternate version of Iron Liz. Not much is known about her except for the fact that she thinks 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons is the best version of the game ever made.

  • Out-of-Character Alert: Her above statement about the 4th Edition.
    Linkara: Clearly, some kind of transposition has taken place!

Pollo

An alternate version of Pollo. Shares identical personalities with the Pollo of our universe, except has the body of Tom Servo.

  • 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.

Magic Gun/ Mirror Margaret

The counterpart to the normal Linkara's Magic Gun and the soul contained within. She has pretty much the same backstory, with the caveat she was willingly placed in the gun and possesses a far more bloodthirsty personality.

     Other 

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.

Bear

He's evil. He's behind everything. He's six inches tall.

Future Linkara

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.

Holokara

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 interrupted the show again, then threatened to crush Harvey's windpipe for calling him out on the aforementioned threat.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Linkara in a more literal form.
  • Enemy Without: He is all of Linkara's previous and current character flaws made manifest, and taken to their logical conclusion. When Linkara reads him the riot act, he's basically lecturing himself.
  • Face-Heel Turn: After Linkara leaves him to host the show for a while, he starts getting some bad ideas...
    • For example: he threatened to kill 90s Kid if he interrupted the show again.
    • He also threatened to crush Harvey's windpipe when he confronted him for threatening 90's Kid.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: If you've ever watched Star Trek: Voyager with some regularity, you know that Linkara didn't review a single one of those Silent Hill comics.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Believes this.
    Holokara: They'll never change unless we make them change.
  • Immune to Bullets: Being a hologram, he's impossible to kill unless you damage his holo-emitter, unfortunately for Pyramid Head and Harvey.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When he's revealed to be a villain, and isn't reviewing comics.
  • Knight Templar: Thinks that murder is justified when avenging the injustices done to comic book superheroes.
  • Light Is Not Good: He is a hologram, after all.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He is willing to kill many people just so that his favorite comic book characters are treated with respect.
  • Sarcasm Mode: When 'slain' by Whatley's Pyramid Head.
    Holokara: Oh, ow, I have been slain. Blargh.
  • Shout-Out: Holokara's first scene plays out very similarly to a scene in the Doctor Who episode "The Pirate Planet".
  • 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.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Acts the same way Linkara would have and thinks that's acceptable. Unfortunately for him, he's in a story that deconstructs that kind of behavior, and as such his actions are outright horrifying.

Moarte

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.

  • Affably Evil: He's a creepy undead ghoul...who just wants to encourage people to read more horror comics. He loves his "children."
  • 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.
  • Bond Oneliner: This guy could make Crypty and Freddy a run for their puns.
  • Catch Phrase: "My children!" He often begins in saying, "Hello, my children!" but other times, it's usually something else entirely but will always end with "My children".
  • Cursed with Awesome: In the first episode he says he's cursed to forever "watch over" horror comics, but doesn't seem to mind very much.
  • Do Not Spoil This Ending: Most review's don't reveal certain details about the comic, most commonly the ending. Moarte does this to encourage the viewer to read the comic themselves.
  • Even the Undead Have Standards: Despite enjoying slaughter and fear and preferring the dead over the living, Moarte considers the Black Lantern's desire to kill emotion abhorrent.
    • As much as Moarte loves the macabre, in the Children of the Grave review, he says that he takes no pleasure in witnessing the horrors of war.
    • In his Hell Girl review, Moarte takes time to mention that, speaking as a denizen of Hell, there is a guaranteed special place there for child molesters.
    • Despite his preference for Downer Endings, he criticizes the finale of Uzumaki, noting how Kirie dying means her acting as the narrator doesn't make any sense, and how she had been going through so many terrible things throughout the series without setting her up for anything, she just gives up when her boyfriend dies.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Horror Host: Moarte owes a lot to the likes of Cain from House of Mystery, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and of course, the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt.
  • The Hyena
  • I Love the Dead: Prefers "the bones to the boobs".
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Appears to be one according to his The Walking Dead vol. 1 review. Though, considering that he's a ghoul it's kind of in the description, but he notes that fake rubber hands don't have much meat on them.
  • Incoming Ham: "HELLO, MY CHEEELDREN!"
  • Large Ham: The cast of Gurren Lagann would think he's a bit over the top.
  • 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)
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Comes with the territory.
    • One example from The Day of Judgment review, is that he considers heaven overrated because there's not enough blood and guts to suit his tastes.
    • He also considers dark humor the best kind of humor
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Usually the accent is much stronger when the camera is on Moarte than when he is narrating over the comic. Sometimes it will deliberately fade for a bathos-type punchline.
  • Papa Wolf: He might have unusual enthusiasm for horror but he is pretty protective of children.
    • In his review of ×××HOLiC chapter 14 he takes time to explain that, despite the name of the manga, he would never show his "children" anything sexual. Additionally when one of the ghost stories in the chapter involves a child being trapped in a room by their father he notes that even with all of the stories about the undead and Lovecraftian horrors this is the one that frightens him a little.
    • During his review of the Hell Girl manga he takes a moment to guarantee that there is a special place in hell for child molesters.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Tears of Blood: In Eerie #1, he says that the final story brings bloody tears to [his] dried up eye sockets.
  • The Undead: He is "neither living nor dead".
  • Verbal Tic: His ending sentences with "my cheeldren" sometimes falls into this.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: He has a bizarre, vaguely Central/Eastern European accent that's somewhere between Peter Lorre and a Hollywood Gypsy.

The Sniper

A very minor character who presents the commercials in a couple episodes. So far hasn't appeared in any reviews proper. Based on the character from Team Fortress 2.

Snowflame

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: COFFEE IS LIQUID COCAINE!
  • Broken Aesop: Played for Laughs in his Public Service Announcements. Especially his peer pressure PSA.
  • Calling Your Attacks: If "doing random stuff" can be classed as attacks.
    Snowflame: SNOWFLAME IS WATCHING YOU READ!
    Snowflame: SNOWFLAME IS STEALING YOUR SHOOOOES!
    Snowflame: SNOWFLAME MADE COCAINE POPSICLES!
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
    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.
  • Incoming Ham: "And now, a Public Service Announcement from... SNOOOOWFLAME!!!"
  • 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.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon learning snorting cocaine can damage one's sinuses, it prompts this response:
    Snowflame: What has Snowflame dooone?
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Third-Person Person

Fat Grandma

Linkara's alleged grandma, the sassiest old woman you'll ever meet.


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