Characters: Atop the Fourth Wall
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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
- Adorkable: Frequently, although he of course doesn't think of himself as a dork, he thinks he's AWESOME!
- A-Team Firing: During the Silent Hill: The Grinning Man review.
- Berserk Button: More 'upset' than 'berserk', but he really doesn't like Harvey calling him an idiot.
- Big Word Shout: "DUUUUUUDE!"
- "And one of them has the greatest superpower of all, GUUUUUNS!"
- Black Comedy: Subverted, it looks like he's about to cheer Superboy Prime for vaporizing a pregnant woman, when he actually thinks that's a horrible thing.
- Catch Phrase:
- "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!"
- Crossover: Is best friends with Eighties Dan.
- Damned By a Fool's Praise: He serves this purpose with regard to many of the worst qualities of The Dark Age of Comic Books.
- Dark Age of Supernames: His ideal comic book hero is named "Bloodgun", and wields a BFG called "the Bloodgun of Bloodgun".
- Darker and Edgier: A big fan of this.
- A Day in the Limelight: Got to review Freak Force #1 when Linkara went missing.
- Dead All Along: The Entity/Missing No. has been impersonating him. The real 90's Kid got taken before the KISS Comics review. Thankfully, he gets better.
- Disco Dan: Possibly...his backstory and age aren't clear, and in his "Freak Force" review he specifically says he's not a man, he's just a kid. On the DVD, Lewis acknowledges his estimated age (between 12-16) would mean either he didn't actually grow up in the 90's, or he entered a time vortex á la Eighties Dan]]
- Distaff Counterpart: 80's Chick.
- The Ditz: To the point that he appears in Todd in the Shadows's review of "S&M" to display the intellectual capacity of the website ("What's a Rihanna?").
- Dork Age: An in-universe parody of it.
- Drop-In Character:
Linkara: "Just ignore him—he's like a pop-up ad, he won't go away."
- Drowning My Sorrows: When Rob Liefeld announces he's officially retired from comics, he winds up getting plastered....
Harvey: I don't understand, he only has diet coke in that thing. How is he drunk?
- Everyone Has Standards: Even he thinks Superboy-Prime killing a pregnant woman was going too far.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In the behind-the-scenes extras on the DVD, Lewis suggests this might be the case
- "Friends" Rent Control: He appeared in a cameo in The Nostalgia Critic's review of Bio-Dome to explain how it was apparently the way things worked in The Nineties.
- And then Reality Ensued when his landlord arrived with an eviction notice... And a battering ram... And a sawed-off shotgun.
- Heroic BSOD: After the above Superboy-Prime incident. He gets better after picking up a Rob Liefeld comic.
- 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: He has his off days.
- Though the fact that Linkara said "he has his off days" show that he meant saying 90's kid was a technological savant.
- He has been spending his time with Lord Vyce, of all people, hashing out some sort of calculated plan that he hasn't told his friends of... yet.
- Large Ham
- Leitmotif: Constantly has Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" playing in the background, or, more often than not, it was "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Smells like Nirvana".
- Like a God to Me: "Liefeld, you are my god!"
- Limited Wardrobe: He's always with that Grungey plaid shirt and a black "WYSIWYG" (What You See Is What You Get) shirt.
- No Indoor Voice
- Not: In the "Raver #1" review, he calls out the title character for using this incorrectly.
- Perverse Sexual Lust: Has written both a fanfic and a review script where he makes out with Obscurus Lupa.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Judging from his Waking Non Sequiturs, beneath his love of the grim and gritty he harbors a secret fondness for the Care Bears.
- Signing Off Catch Phrase: "I'm '90s Kid, and what you see is what you get!"
- Small Name, Big Ego: He claims that he's the main reason why people watch the show.
- Surfer Dude
- Totally Radical
Lead character from Star Trek: Elite Force
, which Linkara did a Let's Play
of. Originally an ensign in Starfleet
, now promoted to lieutenant.
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
- Badass Beard
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes a loyal servant of the King of Worms for a short time. Shorter than the others, to be honest. His subservience isn't shown on screen.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Ghost: Until 2001: A Space Odyssey #1.
- 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.
- The government has protocols in case he is replaced with a robot duplicate. Allen considers this an obvious set of preparations.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Implied. Linkara states that he trusts Allen, but not his technicians.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
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.
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.
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
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes a loyal servant of the King of Worms for a short time.
- 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.
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.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes a loyal servant of the King of Worms for a short time.
- 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
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
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...
- Anti-Magic: Shows the ability to cancel Linkara's magic to turn his attention to the fact that he was turning evil.
- 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.
- Belated Backstory: See the spoilers.
- Berserk Button: She didn't take kindly to her Mirror Counterpart's volunteering to be the magic gun.
- 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.
- Gone Horribly Right: The cultists' plan to make the ultimate weapon worked too well; once forged it proceeded to kill them.
- Hand Wave: "It's magic, I don't have to explain it!" Subverted later.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The cultists were destroyed by the weapon. See Gone Horribly Right above.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: However, it's 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.
- Meganekko: Her human appearance.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: While she is real, only Linkara can see her human form, Word of God confirms this.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Literally. It was created in a ritual by sealing away a little girl's soul inside it in order to make an all powerful weapon born out of sheer rage and hatred.
- Ray Gun
- So What Do We Do Now?: The conflict in the "Silent Hill: Dead/Alive" review was because the girl (or rather her Literal Split Personality created by The Power of Hate) couldn't accept she wasn't needed after delivering a Karmic Death to her Abusive Parents, and tried Gaslighting Linkara into thinking he was the girl's father as an excuse to destroy him.
- Spirit Advisor: Becomes one to Linkara in the Psychoman #1 review.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Whenever she appears and leaves it happens this way.
- Unfinished Business: The "Silent Hill: The Grinning Man" review eventually reveals Whateley led the cult the girl's parents were a part of, thus indirectly leading to her murder. After giving Whateley "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Linkara promptly uses the Gun to pass judgement onto him.
- Walking Spoiler: As can be seen from all the spoiler tags.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Sierra, the Gunslinger's AI. Any scene with the two of them looks like it escaped from Red Dwarf or MST3K.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: The in-universe reason for his change of voice starting the ROMTROSPECTIVE is that he's jealous of Sierra's snarky British voice, although he's quick to deny he is. Linkara doesn't buy it.
- Synthetic Voice Actor: Until the ROMTROSPECTIVE.
- 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. Very likely the reason Lewis decided to finally drop using the software and switch to an actual person's voice starting from ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM The Space Knight #1-46, in time for the upcoming movie.
- The Other Darrin: As of said review, he is now voiced by Alex "Masterthecreater" Tansley, Linkara's title card artist. Before that, Pollo tries out the voices of the Nostalgia Critic, Rap Critic, and Calluna before settling on the British voice
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.
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.
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.
All of the issues of Countdown to Final Crisis
brought to life by Mechakara. Linkara defeated it with a Dragon Dagger
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
, and To Boldly Flee
for tropes that apply to him in those works.
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. However, Vyce and the Entity itself suggest that it can be injured, or at least 'diminished', but the only person that has accomplished this, or even knows how it is done is Lord Vyce.
- 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."
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 to the Absent Grimoire
, this constant, overpowering fear has twisted said face, turning it into a personification 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.
- Played straight, in that IT suffers finding a Brown Note involving the Plot Hole while probing Linkara's mind. The experience scares it to death.
- 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.
- From the start, it tried to just directly seize control of Linkara the same way it took over the others. The only reason why it came up with a more elaborate plan was that it simply couldn't take him over for reasons unknown.
- Death by Irony: The King of Worms is an Eldritch Abomination which wishes to use fear to control all of existence. In the end, it dies of fear itself.
- 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.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: It has a strange rasping voice and an odd, impersonal manner of speech.
- 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".
- No Sell: When Linkara and all of the Pollo robots try to shoot it, the King simply freezes the shots in the air, then sends them back at the shooters. To make it worse, it isn't even necessary since Linksano's autopsy confirms that not one of the later shots that do hit it actually cause any damage.
- 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.
A powerful Multiversal Conqueror
—All 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.
- 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, The Vohrsoth as The Brute 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. He was also responsible for summoning the Dolorem that nearly mind raped Linkara.
- 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.
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...
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.
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.
- Bad Boss
- Beard of Evil: Resembles that of Mirror Spock.
- Big Bad: In the Mirror Universe, at least.
- Cartoonish Supervillainy
- 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...
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Has pins of the three Lantern Corps generally considered "evil": red (anger), orange (greed), and yellow (fear).
- Not So Different: Lampshaded by Iron Liz (Linkara himself, however, doesn't see it).
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being Stupid Evil, the fact that he controls Comicron 1 means that this Linkara is still a legitimate threat, as well as showing that even HE was able to defeat a Multiversal Conqueror like Vyce. Infact, had it not been for a freak accident that allowed the main Liz to enter the Mirrorverse and give Good!Insano the password onto his ship, Mirrorkara would have WON!
- Take Over the World
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
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.
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.
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.
He's evil. He's behind everything. He's six inches tall.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- 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
Linkara's alleged grandma, the sassiest old woman you'll ever meet.
- Canon Foreigner: She's appeared in the reviews of the Cinema Snob, Phelous, the Nostalgia Critic and Welshy's last episode, but has yet to appear on Atop the Fourth Wall (outside of the commercial bumpers).
- Cool Old Lady: To everyone except Linkara, apparently.
- Grumpy Old Woman: So, so much.
- Insane Troll Logic: Everything she says.
Fat Grandma You must avenge me!
Hyperfangirl: You're not even dead!
Fat Grandma: Mind your own business!
- Large Ham: Probably Lewis' character who is enjoying itself the most.
- Lemony Narrator: The Stinger of Welshy's Farawell shows that the episode was Fat Grandma telling the story of how the show ended, much to Linkara's chagrin. Then she makes him listen to the tale of Demo Reel
: This one is the story of Demo Reel
. It's not very long.
Linkara: God Damned, Fat Grandma! You're going to get me fired!!
Fat Grandma: Now let me impart some words of wisdom to you from Fat Grandma: A penny saved, is a penny in your pocket!
- The Nicknamer: She insists on referring to the Cinema Snob as the Cinema Scrooge.
- No Name Given / Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone only refers to her as "Fat Grandma".
- Parental Substitute: In Nostalgia Critic's Disney Afternoon episode, since both Critic and Malcom's moms were there, Tamara's mom was replaced by Fat Grandma. She also seems to be her Split Personality grandma.
- Screw Politeness Im A Senior: Fat Grandma is sass personified.
- Totally Radical: Talks like a Sassy Black Woman for no clear reason.