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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[[folder:Links to published compilations]]

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

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

* The Miscellaneous Loops thread has been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/miscellaneous-loops.280058/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-2.288478/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-3.298859/ 3]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-4.304064/ 4]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-5.307215/ 5]][[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-miscellaneous-section-part-6.310756/ 6]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-the-miscellaneous-section.313580/ 7]][[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-miscellaneous-section-the-second-coming.341153/ 8]]
* The VideoGame/MegaMan Loops are so long they've been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops.281489/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops-2-get-equipped-with-time-loops.297315/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mega-loops-3-battle-in-the-network-now-fortified-with-vitamins-x-and-zero.317846/ 3]]
* The {{Pokemon}} Loops are so long that they've been broken into parts: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-pokemon-loops.286471/ 1]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/pokemon-the-loops-2000.302162/ 2]] [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/pokemon-3-the-loops-spell-of-yggdrasil.317223/ 3]]
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-animorphs-loops.306496 here.]]
* The Franchise/AceAttorney Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-ace-attorney-loops.282317/ here.]]
* The [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack on Titan]] loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/attack-on-titan-infinite-loops-thread.318709/ here]].
* The VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/banjo-kazooie-loops.282574/ here]].
* The Series/CodeGeass Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/code-geass-loops.287095/ here]].
* The Franchise/DCComics Loops Thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/dc-comics-loops.311681/ here]].
* The Franchise/{{Digimon}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/digital-monster-loops.300524/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Disney}} / Franchise/KingdomHearts Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/disney-kingdom-hearts-loops.312634/ here]].
* The Series/DoctorWho loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/doctor-who-infinite-loops.306558/ here]].
* The Franchise/FinalFantasy Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/final-fantasy-loops-dawn-of-souls.321847/ here]]. VideoGame/BravelyDefault Loops can also be placed here.
* The VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-at-freddys.329956/ here]].
* The Gainax Loops thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-gainax-loops.346576/ here]].
* The Franchise/DotHack Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/hack-loops.283566/ here]].
* The WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Loops (eventually expanded to encompass [[Literature/DragonridersofPern Pern]] and other dragon-centric settings) are found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/httyd-loops-thread.305548/ here]].
* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/homestuck-infinite-loops.319449/ here]].
* The Franchise/JurassicPark Loop thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/welcome-to-jurassic-loops.344857/ here]].
* The Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/jojos-bizarre-time-loops.283857/ here]].
* The Animation/LooneyTunes Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-looney-toon-style.313493/ here]].
* The LightNovel/LogHorizon Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/log-horizon-infinite-loops.286511/ here]].
* The Franchise/LyricalNanoha thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/magical-looper-lyrical-nanoha-the-infinite-loops.313445/ here]].
* The Creator/MarvelComics Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-marvelous-loops-marvel-loops.313159/ here]].
* The Franchise/MassEffect Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mass-effect-loops.282237/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundam Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/mobile-suit-gundam-general-loops.288175/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-gundam-seed.313479/ here]].
* The Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/gundam-wing-loops.288112/ here]].
* The {{Naruto}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-naruto-loops.310681/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and Creator/CartoonNetwork loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/cartoon-network-infinite-loops-thread.329420/ here]] and [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-nickelodeon-infinite-loops.329421/ here]].
* The Creator/{{Nintendo}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-nintendo-loops.311008/ here]].
* The [[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva Project Diva]] Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-loops-vocaloid-project-diva-loops.293814/ here]].
* The Machinima/{{RedVsBlue}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-red-vs-blue-thread.322634/ here]].
* The WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Loop thread is found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-rwby-loops.332085/ here]].
* The (now-dead) Anime/SailorMoon Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sailor-moon-time-loops.275977/ here]].
* The Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei and Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-shin-megami-teisei-person-infinite-loops.310709/ here.]]
* The Magazine/ShonenJump Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/shonen-jump-infinite-loops.322108/ here.]]
* The SlyCooper Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-loops-sly-cooper.303159/ here]].
* The Franchise/SpyroTheDragon loop thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/spyro-the-dragon-loops.292449/ here]], with an official FanFictionDotNet Forum found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/forum/Spyro-loops/157149/ here]].
* The Franchise/StarWars loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/star-wars-infinite-loops-a-phantom-menace.306086/ here]].
* The Franchise/{{Transformers}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/transformers-loops.286044/ here]].
* The TabletopGame/Warhammer40K Loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-infinite-warhammer-40-000-loops.326759/ here.]]
* The WesternAnimation/WinxClub thread can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-winx-club-infinite-loops.345664/ here.]]
* The (noncanon) Literature/{{Worm}} Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/worm-loops.282371/ here]].
* The VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} loops are located [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/xenoloops-now-its-infinite-loops-time.313278/ here.]]
* The Franchise/YuGiOh Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/ygo-time-loops.269476/ here]].
* The [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] Loops thread can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/legend-of-zelda-time-loops.282349/ here]].
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[[folder:Multi-Fusion Threads]]

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

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

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

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

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

[[folder: Innortal's Loops (what started it all)]]
* AccidentalPornomancer: Poor Ranma. The other boys aren't safe either.
* AllWomenAreLustful: The most promiment here is Sakura, for whom Sakura Synrdome is named. The stress of the loops causes some people (usually women) to become nymphomaniacs. This leads to...
** DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: A [[RunningGag running gag]] which is always [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]].
* AlternateSelf: Rose Potter to Harry. She comes from a version of the HarryPotter universe where the new generation is genderbent.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Abridged Popo is implied to be this for the loopers.
* AnythingThatMoves: Sakura. A quote used to describe her sex drive:
-->"Guy, girl, half-n-half... You know she's not picky."
* BarBrawl: The Anchors do this when left in a bar with no women.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pranks and / or revenge done by people like Orihime and Kasumi are considered worse due to how little one would expect it from them.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In-universe, the nonloopers regard the looper's antics as this.
* BotheringByTheBook: Harry Potter ''loves'' doing this to screw with Umbridge, and Dumbledore, and Snape, and Crouch... and everyone else, really.
* ButtMonkey: Most of the nonlooping characters who've annoyed the loopers, especially Kakashi.
* CelibateHero: "Hero" is a stretch for any looper, but the certain [[RapeAsComedy encounters]] leave the male loopers trying to remain virgins for at least one loop.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Ranma. One of the reasons given for why he's so strong is that in his home Loop, he has ''nothing other to do than train.''
* ClothingDamage: Invoked by the Kyuubi against Naruto as a prank, as in, Naruto couldn't wear clothes for a loop because the Kyuubi kept exploding them off him.
* CorporalPunishment: Ranma once decided to spank [[RoyalBrat Prince Herb]] for the sake of humiliating him.
* DenserAndWackier: Innortal's loops in general are noticeably less serious than the rest of the community. Of course, the concept was originally part of a collection of humor fics.
* DetonationMoon: Naruto did this once to stop the Moon's Eye Plan. Realistic consequences soon followed.
* DeathBySex: Shinji and Keiichi Morisato suffered this at the hands of a drunken Rei and a succubus-lust filled Belldandy, respectively.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The occasional cause and inevitable result of every prank done by the loopers. And yes, [[SerialEscalation it has escalated]].
* {{Dominatrix}}: Sakura and Hinata, foremost, though others have been mentioned. In one loop, the latter became a ''borg queen'' and tried to force Naruto into her "collective"
* EarthShatteringKaboom: The EVA pilots caused one while trying to end the loops. It lead to their first Fused Loop instead.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Innortal's earliest loops, although it's most noticeable in the Naruto ones. Examples include Naruto carrying Sasuke and Sakura's memories through Loop Reset by sheer weight of Chakra, ''surviving a Loop reset'', and no mentions whatsoever of Yggrasil until Urd shows up. This can be especially jarring for readers who started with Saphroneth (and other, later authors) who use a more concrete version of the rules.
** Really, in comparison, Innortal's Loops in genral. This has led to some OrwellianRetcon work by the greater community in an effort to reconcile the parts of Innortal's Loops that don't ''quite'' mesh with the current canon.
* EpicFail: Ranma and summoning. His first intended summon: a small bird. The result? Gojira. This is implied to happen ''every time he tries to summon something.''
** Another example is when Ranma, in a fit of boredom, gave Kuno a scroll containing a secret technique to try and make him more of a challenge to fight. Kuno turned out to be too arrogant to read the scroll properly, and exploded into LudicrousGibs when the technique backfired.
* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex: The loopers consider sex to be "the spice of life."
* FluffyTamer: After replacing Naruto for a loop, Kasumi gains her own [[EldritchAbomination Nine Tailed Demon Fox]]. She reduces it to the size of a lapdog, carries it around everywhere, and placates it with tuna when it gets too bloodthirsty.
* ForScience: A pastime for the loopers. Regardless of whether their experiments succeed or fail, the end result is PlayedForLaughs, sometimes at the expense of another character.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura Haruno]]'s reaction to the Time Loops. She's now the TropeNamer for 'Sakura Syndrome', the term used to describe this trope among Loopers.
** Sakura Syndrome is more properly a form of psychopathy caused by a Looper's belief that since time always resets, then ''anything'' done to a non-looping person -- no matter how horrible -- is ultimately without lasting consequence and therefore ''any'' behavior may be freely indulged in.[[note]]Of course, this is not actually true. Even if your ''victim'' won't remember anything, ''you will'', and repeated performance of horrible crimes will rapidly desensitize you to all human sympathies, and then you start going psycho on fellow Loopers as well because you just don't care anymore. Failure to realize this in time and thus re-apply some measure of self-restraint to your behavior is what ''causes'' Sakura Syndrome.[[/note]]
* GoodGuyBar: '''Future's Past''', created by [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Washuu]] and the [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Goddesses]] late in the loops and located in a multiversal nexus to help awakened loopers from different universes to gather, talk, and relax together without a Fused Loop.
* GroinAttack: Shinji does this to Gendo for therapeutic reasons.
* HolyShitQuotient: In-universe, this has happened too many times, though one that stands out was a NoodleIncident which invovled introducing the All Spark to the Death Star.
* ImmortalityBisexuality: Played straight with the female loopers, [[AvertedTrope averted]] [[DoubleStandard with the male loopers]].
* InterruptedIntimacy: Invoked, Ichigo makes it look like he and Orihime are in the middle of a private moment, and attracts Rukia (who should be invisible to them) to his room. The end result is Rukia trying to deny that she is a vouyer.
* ItAmusedMe: The reason the loopers do almost anything, for better or worse.
* TheKidWithTheLeash: Invoked in one of Harry's loops where pretends to be possessed by a demon, with said "demon" mentioning that Harry is this.
* LawfulNeutral: Invoked during the StarWars loops, where the loopers create a faction of Force users that are neither Jedi or Sith, called [[AntiHero "Gray Jedi."]]
* MadScientist: Everyone has dabbled into this, but none moreso than Sakura, who has to date created a Borg outbreak, Jusenkyo water that can last for more than one loop, and planned something with Kamino's cloning technology.
** Let's not forget the T-Virus outbreaks, the experiments with LCL, the NoodleIncident with the Magog...
-->(a climactic battle scene on the ''[[{{Series/Andromeda}} Andromeda Ascendant]]'' is interrupted by a Magog shrieking in terror offstage)\\
'''Sasuke:''' I swear, we can't take her anywhere. It's like she can't help herself, she has to commit one crime against nature every Loop.
* MindScrew: In-universe, the loopers love doing this to nonloopers for a quick laugh.
* {{Misblamed}}: Naruto blamed Ranma for receiving a Jusenkyo curse that lasted several loops, when in reality the culprit was Sakura. He didn't learn otherwise until after his retribution was already in motion.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: The mini-me loops, where the loopers have done something so extreme in the previous loop that they break the timeline and physically survive the reset, leading to them meeting their nonlooping selves.
** IHatePastMe: The general reaction the loopers have towards their younger selves.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Naruto goes naked for a loop as part of a bet, and creates a nudist colony in Kakashi's apartment.
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: Innortal's loopers, but particularly Ranma, acquire all manner of powers from across the multiverse. To name a few, Ranma has ''all'' of the [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Lantern Rings]] as well as power sources for them, his own set of [[Franchise/DragonBall Dragon Balls]], numerous [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Zanpakutou and an Inner Hollow]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sharingan and Kage Bunshin]], [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld's Angels]], is a [[Film/StarWars Jedi]], plays host to [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Lilith]], has absorbed [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Darkseid]], [[Literature/HarryPotter can use magic]], and more.
* {{Polyamory}}: Monogamous relationships don't seem to work in the loops.
* PromotionToParent: Ranma has had to raise Naruto and Harry from infancy in two separate loops.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Naruto does this in a Real World loop, using the Kyuubi to threaten Tokyo unless he gets to "talk" to Masashi Kishimoto.
** The same loop has Sasuke killing YaoiFangirls who write [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruSasu.]]
** ''Completely'' averted with the MLP cast, whose response on landing in a Real World (or 'Hub') loop is to write Lauren Faust a sincere thank-you letter. See the Heartwarming category for details.
* ReallyGetsAround: Everyone, especially Sakura.
* RecursiveFanfiction: The [[Fanfic/NobodyDies Nobody Dies!verse.]] That version of Rei is a separate being from canon!Rei, and is also looping.
** ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' as well, with Ghost Nappa haunting Ramna, and Mr. Popo appearing whenever he feels like it.
* RightBehindMe: En route to Kamino, Naruto proclaims he is glad Sakura isn't coming with him and Sasuke, and begins to explain why to her before realizing that she bypassed his ship's security system.
* RuleOfFunny: The reason for why some things happen the way they do (i.e., Riddle's diary committing suicide after mental contact with Luna, [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] being unable to kill Kasumi). Invoked by the loopers for the most part.
* StuffBlowingUp: Another common pasttime for the loopers.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Harry has done this at least twice, as Dark / Grey Lord Potter.
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In-universe, the general reaction to [[MadScientist Sakura's]] experiments. Nothing too extreme is shown onscreen, but given her track record...
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: New loops are met with some form of this.
* TrainingFromHell: Ranma tries to put Keiichi Morisato through one of these in order to let him survive sex with Belldandy. His tactics are the same as [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Abridged Piccolo's]], complete with [[MemeticMutation "DOOOOOODGE!"]].[[note]]It fails, and Ranma uses his Dragon balls to solve the problem instead.[[/note]]
* UnbuiltTrope: Innortal's original Loops can be seen as this. The loops is about characters getting stuck in a time loop, and the wacky shenanigans that ensue in attempt to keep themselves sane. Despite the fact that the loops reset everything though, most loopers make a conscious effort to uphold a moral code, as well as make sure they don't go ''too'' far in their shenanigans. Innortal's original loopers? Not so much... Their 'stir craziness' that results in 'wacky shenanigans' often results in them resorting to some rather morally ambiguous actions to keep themselves sane (or whatever resembles it to them), and they often treat non-loopers more as playthings than actual people because of the loops making them immortal, and them resetting back to how they originally were when the loop resets. Since nothing's permanent, the loopers didn't have to worry about any major punishment for their actions, resulting in the original seven devolving into more BlueAndOrangeMorality as time goes on, because there's literally nothing stopping them from doing anything they want. ''A lot'' of the original sevens actions to keep themselves sane are viewed upon as terrible by the readers and future loop writers at large, and the original seven come off as major {{Jerkass}}ess, a far cry from loopers that later joined in when the community formed.
* UnwantedHarem: All the male loopers have one, especially Ranma.
* TheWorfEffect: Anything that is a standard threat for most universes gets subjected to this at the hands of a looper.
* YaoiFangirl: Sakura. It's part of her coping mechanism.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: 5 Nights At Freddy's Loops]]

* MythologyGag: Bonnie the Bunny changes gender much more often than other loopers, thank to the VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys fandom confusing him for a girl repeatedly. ((Foxy also suffered from this, but to a lesser extent.))

[[/folder]]

[[folder: .hack//LOOPS]]
* ApocalypseHow: Like any other universe, a Loop can be crashed whenever the requirements for doing so are met, which is unfortunately much easier to do to The World than it is to any other universe, with them having to do nothing more than damage The World to the point where nobody would be able to play it again.
* DoubleTake: Tsukasa's reaction to learning that Crim started Looping.
--> "Crim? You're the evil mass murderer?"
--> Tsukasa blinked. Then she blinked again.
--> "Wait, Crim, you're Looping?"
* FlatWhat: Never uttered, but essentially the reaction that Aura had to Pinkie Pie's shenanigans when she Looped into The World, as well as the fact that none of the administrators even bothered her when they are normally so heavy-handed on hackers.
** ActuallyPrettyFunny: Aura pretty much decides that this is the case after fully processing just what she was seeing, and her amusement is only increased once she noticed that Macha was floating around Mac Anu in a silly party hat as well.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Even when Aura does her best to keep it from showing up, Cubia still has a tendency of popping up at the most inconvenient and random of times.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Aura doesn't even try to hide the fact that she's the Anchor. [[YouDidntAsk She just doesn't go out of her way to tell anybody, either.]]
** LostInACrowd: What the other Loopers think is keeping them from realizing who the Anchor is.
* IdenticalStranger: Due to being in an MMO, there are often characters that end up looking like other characters, leading to there being a lot of times where something of the sort is the case.
** In one particular Loop, Kite rounded up the Looping versions of all his major doppelgängers in order to deal with Morganna. Naturally, he and the other one who named herself Kite find themselves a bit confused about who is being talked about in the roll call, leading to them deciding to just call her Sora for the Loop. Ironically, that is the name of another major character in the series who is not her.
* ImaginaryFriend: Harvey the bunny rabbit, which Tsukasa pretended was an actual thing when she got really bored.
** NotSoImaginaryFriend: Aura decided to roll with the idea after Tsukasa acted it out in front of her, using the invisible bunny in order to fight against the Guardian that Morganna sent after them.
* LethalChef: Aura managed to make a wizard melt by doing nothing but giving him a cookie to eat.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The way Saraswati explained the Loops to Aura certainly qualifies, since it resulted in the Anchor taking her role as goddess of The World far too seriously for her own good.
* PapaBear: Bear towards Tsukasa, to the point where he will punch Gendo Ikari in the face to get her out of being an Evangelion pilot, in the middle of a room full of people with guns on the latter guy's side.
* PlayfulHacker: Tsukasa has picked up the skill due to Looping into what is often the most easy to deal with part of the timeline, thus leaving her with the most spare time to figure out how to do things that the others want to be able to do. Notably, it was her that managed to mix the in-game inventory with the Subspace Pocket.
** Aura has achieved this role as well, hacking into the data of Sword Art Online despite the role she Looped into not actually having the power to do so, so that the people who die in the game will merely go into comas until the game is cleared. ([[BigBad Kayaba]] even decides he ''likes'' this change; it distracts the authorities, trying to figure out the comas rather than hack into the game, ''and'' adds a bit of fairy tale ending to the experience as well.)
* ResurrectiveImmortality: The ability that being the Epitaph User of Magus grants to Kuhn.
* SquishyWizard: In a computerized world, Aura is quite possibly one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse, due to sheer experience at being the goddess of The World. Outside of a computerized world, however, Aura is quite possibly one of the weakest beings in the multiverse, due to almost never having even a chance to partake in any physical activities in her own branch.
* TakeAThirdOption: Haseo has started to do this in regards to what guild he joins early into his career as a player, whenever he should Loop early enough to do so.
** At one point, he Loops early enough that he even has the chance to choose a different character class. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, his choice of [[DanceBattler Macabre Dancer]] [[DidNotThinkThisThrough leaves him dizzy so often that he has to keep a supply of ]]''[[DidNotThinkThisThrough barf bags ]]''[[DidNotThinkThisThrough next to his computer.]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Attack on Titan Loops]]
* AbnormalAmmo: Sasha's [[Videogame/{{inFamous}} Conduit powers]] give her the power to control potatoes.
* AbridgedSeries: They are variant loops for the Attack on Titan loops, and are not fun.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Eren booby trapped chocolate with explosives for Bertolt. [[NotSoStoic Mikasa ''tried'' to tell him it was a bad idea.]]
* ActionMom: [[DownplayedTrope Carla is a comparatively downplayed version]]. She's capable, but she's still the youngest looper in their universe.
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Sasha's [[Videogame/{{inFamous}} Conduit powers]] let her get away with this, so long as it's only potatoes.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: One loop ends up running on this, and the clothes are... [[Stripperiffic well...]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Xana, being a genderless and friendly computer program, takes up Hange's form for Sasha's comfort. It merely leaves Sasha wondering how [[MutuallyFictional Hange could have shown up in the Code Lyoko universe.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Raditz, an insane Saiyan, becomes the hero of mankind when given an endless horde of Titan's to kill.
* AdultFear: Sasha's first loop ended with her [[spoiler: shot in the stomach and dead from blood lose.]] She [[HeroicBSOD thought she was in Hell when she woke up and had a psychotic break.]]
** Sasha is later shown to have developed a healthy fear of guns.
* AffectionateNickname: Ymir, when in a motherly variant loop, refers to Armin as Armie.
* AirHugging: [[AvertedTrope Averted quite nicely.]] Eren and Armin are not above hugs.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Twin Brother]]: Hans has to play this angle when he loops into LogHorizon as Minori's twin brother, who is for this iteration, ''not'' awake.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Non-villainous example: Bertolt rolls up, threatens Shiganshina like always... and then Ben Tennison shows up behind him in his Way Big form.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. In loop 4.5, an Unawake Eren states that he's in love with an Awake Mikasa. Mikasa concurs, but clarifies that she loves Eren ''platonically'', not romantically.
* ApocalypseWow: Armin witnesses a spiral menace thanks to Anakin experiencing the Mikasa Glitch first hand.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Lelouch comments that Loopers have fallen to despair, confusion, and doing scripted TLC comedies.
* BadassArmy: During a glitched up loop, there were 49 Mikasas running around. They promptly overthrew the government all but single handily.
** A Sasquatch army riding dragons armed with cannons appears one loop. In a later loop, the Sasquatch army returned with a aligned army of Werwolves, Sucucbus, and Yuki-Onna, with Jetpacks. To fight another badass set of armies: Angels and Vampires.
* BadFuture: Eren encounters a variant loop where his preloop self was a time traveler, who came back from a future where humanity had all but died out to the Titans. It's also revealed that the time traveler instigated the deaths of Armin and Mikasa's parents to mold all three into the perfect weapon against the Titans, which takes on a disturbing element for Eren when he admits that it would be a fairly sensible fact, considering Mikasa's skills, Armin's brains, and Eren's powers.
* BarrierWarrior: Jean is getting better at using his AT field in combat.
* {{BDSM}}: Eren and Armin once tricked Reiner into tying himself up and hanging from the roof by asking him to show them some bondage.
** [[spoiler: Still a better {{BDSM}} story than Literature/FiftyShadesOfGray.]]
* BeachEpisode: Guest staring Leah Clearwater and the Volturi.
* BearsAreBadNews: Averted with the Spectacled Bear, and possibly the Brown and Black Bears that Sasha is hinted to have at one point eaten.
* BedTrick: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Mikasa wakes up in a loop where she's in a relationship with an unawake Eren (Mid-coitus it's implied). Rather then continue the fling, she breaks it off for Eren's sake.
* BodyCountCompetition: A regular subject of [[SideBet side bets]].
* BreatherEpisode: Eren, Mikasa, and Armin all having a nice picnic. [[MoodWhiplash It's just before Sasha's first loop.]]
** The Bar loop in chapter nine.
* ButterflyOfDoom: Literal example: a butterfly that is seen to cause bad things to happen to Rincewind.
* CastCalculus: Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters that the loop has, the Author has become fond of classifying the loopers into neat little groups. A few include:
** AmazonBrigade: [[TheLeader Mikasa]], [[TheLancer Sasha]], [[TheSmartGuy Hange]], [[TheBigGuy Ymir]], [[TheHeart Historia]].
** FreudianTrio:
*** TheKirk: Eren, Mikasa, Ymir and Levi.
*** TheSpock: Armin, Hans, Hange and Connie.
*** TheMcCoy: Jean, Sasha, Historia and Carla.
** RedOniBlueOni: [[TheOptimist Marco]] & [[TheCynic Jean]], [[WiseGuy Sasha]] & [[StraightMan Connie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Hanji]] & [[CloudCuckooLandersMinder Levi]], [[LipstickLesbian Historia]] & [[ButchLesbian Ymir]], [[TeamMom Carla]] & [[TeamDad Hans]].
* ChainmailBikini: One loop runs on the principle, with tube-tops, miniskirts, and bare arms for the ladies uniforms. Naturally, no one's happy.
* ChainsawGood: Their are, it seems, loops where the pairing blades are replaced with pairing chainsaws. Connie's reaction?
-->Connie: "Chainsaw. Pairing. Blades. How are you not freaking out over this?"
* ColdOpen: Loop 3.12, Sasha's second loop. It doesn't start with any of the ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' Loopers, but with [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko Ulrich Stern]] from Code Lyoko. When he and his friends do find Sasha, she's having a HeroicBSOD.
** Loop 5.3 has a similar issue, with Sasha and Connie Awakening in an alley with gun wielding hooligans shouting at them.
* ContinuityDrift: [[UpToEleven Even worse then normal.]] Because of the nature of Attack on Titan's still developing story line and expanding loops, coupled with it's [[ButterflyOfDoom spectacularly unlikely chain of events]] that occurs through out the story, and the fact that no one [[OntologicalMystery really knows what's happening behind all the scenes]], everything from the contents of Grisha's basement to the spelling and pronunciation of names is basically a dice roll. The issues are Lampshaded by Jean, who considers the whole situation annoying.
* ContrivedCoincidence: During a loop where non-baseline powers are sealed away, Eren literally stumbles upon a 3DMG refueling tank. The sheer oddity is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] immediately.
* CueTheSun: Discussed in chapter nine, where after over six chapters, the story finally advances to the point where the Loopers can see what happens after Eren is kidnapped by the Reiss family.
* {{Cult}}: To Eren and Mikasa's chagrin, Armin has a habit of starting these up, typically centered around Eren being some sort of savior. It's also remarked that there are situations where the ''Cult of the Rogue Titan'' emerges from whole cloth. It's also remarked that the cult idea ''never works.''
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Carla. It turns out that being the mother to two of the oldest beings in your universe can be quite disquieting, especially when you don't exactly bring anything new to the table.
* DisproportionateRetribution: During her first encounter with the [[MesACrowd Mikasa Glitch]], Mikasa insults her own scarf. The collective Mikasa horde begin a fight to the death.
** Annie suffers one where, in the immediately prior loop, she killed Eren. Mikasa tracks her unawake self down and beheads her.
* DoomMagnet: The loops seem to go out of their way to make their loopers these. [[spoiler: While Mikasa, Armin and Eren ''seem'' to have dodged the curse, of the eight other loopers, Hannes, Sasha, Jean, Hanji and Levi died in their first or second loop, Connie tried and failed to save his home town, Historia's first fused loop lasted over three hundred years, and Ymir flat out ''couldn't'' loop normally, so Ganesha activated her Titan instead, which accidentally went on a rampage in it's first loop.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In an uncommon situation, most of the original loops can be accredited to the writer KrspaceT/Crossoverpairinglover of the Star Wars loops, who is not the compiler, somewhat mitigated as the writer continues to provide a sizeable amount of AoT loops.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Yes, Reiner may be gay, and he may be [[spoiler: the Armored Titan]], but Sasha is strongly of the opinion that he is very, ''very'' hot.
* E=MCHammer: Armin develops the ''perfect looping formula''. It's largely illegible and unrelated garbage, but he assures Eren and Mikasa that it would work. In his defense though, he, and everyone else in the 104th were [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs stoned out of their minds.]]
* ExpositionDump: The first chapter is front loaded with a short one on the nature of the loops and Yggdrasil. The compiler created it to mitigate the difficulty of people just entering the series.
* FalseFriend: Eren loops into a variant where his pre-loop self was actually a time traveler, who caused the deaths of Armin's and Mikasa's parents to bring all three together as friends. The fact that it explains why three kids with Mikasa's skills, Armin's brains, and Eren's powers would befriend each other is just more horror for Eren.
* FloatingContinent: Eren doesn't understand floating continents, and chocks them up to bad designers.
* FrickinLaserBeams:...[[RealityEnsues Have no effect on Annie when she turns her skin to diamond.]]
* FriendlySniper: Armin plays the role with an Anti-Tank rifle. In his own words [[EverybodyLives "Nobody was going to die this loop".]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Eren managed to kill Bertolt on one occasion, and proceeds to butcher the Titan body and cook it. This occurs while Armin and Mikasa discuss Armin's fears that, one day, he could become another Sakura.
** Another one involves Armin being elected president of the United States... while Eren and Mikasa are at Disney World.
* GenderBender: Hanji/Hange. No one can remember what Hanji's original gender was, leading to continual bets pertaining to Hange's biological sex.
** It's so ridiculous that Ranma, the original gender bending looper, replaced (singular) them on one occasion.
** Surprisingly, when Hange did begin looping, the issue didn't bother hir. Hanji's non-binary and doesn't care what gender he or she is.
* GenkiGirl: [[TheStoic Ymir]] plus [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs something hallucinogenic]] equals happiness!
* GenreSavvy: Mikasa shows literal genre-savviness in her fight against Naruto. He's a standard anime protagonist, and by that logic, susceptible to a {{Tsundere}} MegatonPunch.
* GreatOffScreenWar: The Death Note War. Eren was apparently involved...
** The Legendary Toucan War. Bar Jean dying, little is said about it.
* HasTwoMommies: Armin ends up going through an awkward loop where Ymir and Krista are his mothers...[[spoiler: and Levi is hinted to be his biological father.]]
** A later loop results in Armin again being the son of Ymir and Krista... [[spoiler: and ''Ymir'' is supposedly his father.]] Armin makes for the brain bleach the moment Mikasa hints this.
* HealingFactor: During a loop that started particularly early, Eren was able to work alongside his father to develop a medicine that enabled humans to gain a Titan's regeneration powers. [[TooAwesomeToUse Too bad it didn't ]][[DramaPerservingHandicap take well to Mikasa.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Sasha get's potato powers. Yeah...
** Connie gets Giraffe Powers.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Related to the HasTwoMommies trope above, a variant shows up where Titan Shifting causes this. Apparently, Ymir ended up affected by this, and... er... used it to [[UnusualEuphemism make]] Armin.
* HemoErotic: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]. Levi drank both Petra's and Isabel's blood, with their own consent, and considers it simple feeding. Hanji points out that it's much closer to sex than simple blood drinking, and though she has no issue with Levi drinking blood from willing sources, she does point out that since neither girl is looping, he's using his knowledge of them unfairly to coerce them into this. Levi counters that all he is doing is blood drinking, but does concede that it's immoral and agrees not to do it again.
* HeroicBSOD: Sasha's [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko second loop]] started with one. [[spoiler: She died in her first loop and thought she was in hell.]]
* Homage: Loop 3.1 is a homage to Evangelion and Power Rangers.
* HomeworldEvacuation: Courtesy of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire.
* HypnoticEyes: After his early stint into the Code Geass universe, Armin retains Lelouch's Geass Eye. He immediately puts it to use on Annie, willing her to kill herself.
* Hypocrite: Marco points out that Ymir's willingness to protect Historia, while also not being willing to kill Titans in any other situation, strays into this trope.
* ItSeemedTrivial: Flowers. Specifically, Sasha notices that Eren's partial Titan form, similar to the one that he first formed outside Trost to save Armin and Mikasa, has caused flowers to grow. This is actually a [[PlayingWithATrope played trope]]: Eren thinks that it's trivial, and dismisses it as such, but the fact of the matter is that the meaning of the flowers is unknown ''even in canon''.
** Sasha later mentions the fact that Potatoes, which originated in the Incan Empire, yet somehow ending up in the Walls, as a major source of curiosity.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Mikasa's ''Van Black''. Supposedly it's the seventy third most powerful blade in the multiverse, and was originally crafted by Naruto.
* KickTheDog: Poor, poor Sasha... [[spoiler: She had to live through an entire loop on a vegan diet.]]
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Eren was quick to declare the ''Attack on Kangaroo'' loop this.
* MadeOfIndestructium: Anything compared to Titan's, if made in Minecraft.
* MamaBear: Hurt Armin at your own peril: he has two!
* {{Metalhead}}: Exposure to rock music will make turn a Titan into one.
* MisplacedWildlife: Averted, as the Walls apparently have (at least at the start of the loops) no set location, constantly moving around between loops but mostly situating themselves in Europe or North America.
* [[MyMasterRightOrWrong My Brothers, Right or Wrong]]: Non-awake Mikasa's devotion to Eren is nearly fanatical, if tempered by her urge to protect him. In the loops, it's only [[UpToEleven ''grown'']], and extended to include Armin. It's so complete that the Sorting Hat is incapable of sorting her until Eren is sorted.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Loopers end up like this after a while due to a wide range of powers, with the Titan Shifting Eren and Ymir standing out. In addition, Thalassocnus, an Semi-Aquatic Ground Sloth, appears one loop
* NoLongerWithUs: Jean sees Marco's corpse. Marco starts whispering into his ear. Jean assumes he's gone mad. Spoiler: Marco's looping.
* [[NonStandardCharacterDesign Non Standard Loop Setting]]: Attack on Titan's ''Nebulous Anchor'' system is the exact inverse of the Legend of Zelda's proxy Anchor system. Mikasa, Armin and Eren all need to be Awake to cause a Loop iteration, since their survival to the end of their loop is unknown.
** Of note is also the fact that the Anchors and most loopers experience an abnormally high volume of fused loops, due in part to the nature of the compilations (which focused on using Attack on Titan as a setting for fused loops in other compilations) and the traumatic nature of their loop necessitating regular excursions outside to relax and gain new powers.
* NoodleIncident: Sakura Haruno's fight with [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and the Shiganshina three, which is mentioned in passing (and has Mikasa's ire), but never elaborated on.
* NotSoStoic: Levi, when faced with a ''massive'' mural of Hange drawn on the inside of Shiganshina, dismounts his horse, marches over to a nearby wall, and starts trying to [[HeadDesk kill the brain cells responsible for the image.]]
** Levi[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness breaks character]] when he realizes that an Unawake and Mikasa Glitching Hanji Zoe and Hange Zoe (of opposite genders) can produce children.
* OccidentalOtaku: Eren. He likes the culture.
* OfficialCouple: Ymir and Historia, of course.
* OhCrap: A minor one from Armin, when he realizes the extent of damage the [[MesACrowd Mikasa Glitch]] is causing.
* OntologicalMystery: A major issue with the loop. It's so pervasive and inconclusive, not even the [[PhysicalGod Admins]] know exactly what the history of the loop is. It's ended up locking down Eren's control over the Coordinate and it's interfering with Ymir's looping code.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Glyptodon, Megatherium, Phorusrhacos, and Thalassocnus show up on the extinct end of things during a loop where the Walls are in South America, as well as the Spectacled Bear. Mentioned animals of this nature include Mountain Tapirs, Taruca Deer, Rhea, Winsent, Aurouchs, Tarpan, Wels Catfish, Short Faced Bears, and Chinchillas.
* OnceAnEpisode: A standard for each of the compilations so far is to introduce a new character to the loops, starting with Hannes/Hans, then Jean, and then Sasha, with more to follow. This trend ended after Carla began looping.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: In a rare case of a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], Eren isn't exactly unhappy that he gave up Titan killing to [[CallToAgriculture answer the call to agriculture]], the caveat being that at least Armin and Mikasa are happy.
* PunnyName: Levi's name is lampshaded by the Anchors. He destroys their pants in retaliation. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because they're wearing Levies jeans.]]
* {{RailRoading}}: Eren can try all he wants, but he will never be able to activate the Coordinate outside of the very last few moments of the battle with [[spoiler: Bertolt and Reiner]].
* ReasoningWithGod: The Administrator for the Attack on Titan loops, Ganesha, is the Hindu god of writing, amongst other things, and as such, to talk with him, all the loopers need to do is write him a letter. These letters tend to be rare, and only come up when the loopers want something.
* RunningGag: Jean and Armin in a loop immediately after strange loops and complain about them: ranging from {{Nextwave}} to MyImmortal.
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: the Anchors. They show some signs of succumbing to Sakura Syndrome.]]
* ShesAManInJapan: ...sort of. Sasha came from a loop where Hange was a man.
* ShipSinking: Mikasa wastes little time informing Jean that, like it or not, they wouldn't work as a couple.
* SideBet: Hange's/Hanji's gender tends to be the subject of these.
** Battles between loopers and Titan's tends to garner these as well.
* SmallGirlBigGun: [[DownplayedTrope Relatively]]. Mikasa isn't too short, but when compared to a gun that's large enough to be mounted to Eren's ''Titan Form'' this trope comes into play a little.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[DiscussedTrope Used]] [[JustifiedTrope and]] [[ExploitedTrope abused.]] The spelling and pronunciation of names varies from loop to loop because of how damaged the loop is. The most glaring examples are Hans/Hannes, and Hange/Hanji, though Jean and Eren do suffer from this glitch.
* SpottingTheThread: Non-villainous example. Levi was able to determine that Hanji really had time traveled because of her sudden prowess against the Titans.
* StealthExpert: [[spoiler: Keith Shadis. Who knew that he would be looping?]]
* Stripperiffic: 12.14's loop seems to invoke this in terms of the girl's clothing. Thankfully, the men rise to the challenge of supplying the girls with proper clothes.
* TemptingFate: Eren mentions that Jean should never hear about the loop where he replaced [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]]. Jean later shows up having replaced Kaworu.
* [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Tentacle Monster]]: plus Titan in schoolgirl outfit equals a need for BrainBleach.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: One loop, one of the Geese from Episode 1 was the Big Bad.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Mikasa, plus Vergil, plus Nero, plus Trixie. Cue Titan slaughterhouse.
* ThePowerOfRock: Titan's it turns out, are susceptible to this. Especially to Guren no Yumiya.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mikasa manages to beat Naruto by ''weaponizing'' this.
* TropeNamer: The originator of the term for the [[MesACrowd Mikasa Glitch]], due to one loop involving a small brigade of the woman. While it had previously existed, Armin was the one who studied in greater detail.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Isabel and Farlan. They were Levi's friends before he joined the military, but they died not too long into his service. So imagine his surprise when they started showing up in the loops, alive and well.
** [[spoiler: Keith Shadis started looping, much to his own surprise. He assumes that it is due to his status as teacher of most of the loopers.]]
** [[spoiler: Carla Yeager as well. Ganesha specifically activated her to curb any possible SanitySlippage from the Anchor's. Ironically, she nearly suffered from this due to her first fused loop as Sloth in Fullmetal Alchemist.]]
* WeirdnessMagnet: Historia. Being connected to half (Actually, around 63%) of the conspiracies floating around the Walls does this to her.
* WeirdnessSearchAndRescue: Eren, Mikasa and Armin pull this off when it seems that Hannes has gone insane. Unsurprisingly though, he hasn't: he's become the first Awakened looper for their world.
* WhamEpisode: 5.13 starts by showing how Hange's loops usually start, then goes forward to show Levi having some sort of aneurism, [[spoiler: and ends with Levi, having spouted fangs and turned his eyes red, begging for blood.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: In-Universe. Eren, Armin and Mikasa denote the political undertones of Attack on Titan when all Titans get replaced by Mexicans. Apparently, their loop is racist.
** Becomes HilariousInHindsight when the Manga advanced to the point where it was revealed [[spoiler: that the [[MoreThanMindControl Coordinate]] could only control a specific ethnicity of Caucasians,]] meaning that the allegory that the uncontrollable Titans were cast outside the controllable populace.
* WhoWatchesTheWatchmen: Mikasa assures Armin that, whatever happens, they will always protect and, in the event of one of them succumbing to Sakura syndrome, the other two will control and heal the afflicted.
* WorthIt: Eren's view of anything that pisses of the Volturi.
* XanatosGambit: Shockingly, [[spoiler: Connie]] pulls one of in his very first loop.[[spoiler: He convinces Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie to follow him to Ragako village and capture the Beast titan. The way it's outlined, there are two outcomes: The Shifters either capture the Beast Titan, in which case no more Titans can be created ever again, or The Titan Shifters die and the Beast Titan flees, which dispenses of three spies. Furthermore, in either scenario, the commotion awakens Ragako Village, which causes everyone to flee. Connie just didn't expect that Reiner would knock him out with a rock.]]
* YouCantFightFate: Eren can learn all the medicine he wants, prepare for every contingency, and spends loops practicing, but he'll never save his mom from dying if he
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: One of Eren's earliest loop is one where he replaces [[TropeNamer Bruce Banner]]. He can still Hulk out.
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[[folder:Cartoon Network Loops]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy]] falls down it in a single bound: she loops into Grim Tales From Down Below, sees and likes her children, and then the loop resets. She tries to ascend in anger.
* EldritchLocation: [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Elmore]]. How eldritch is it? It's an Anchor, and when Kyubey looped into it, it sent Kyubey to the [[RetGone Void]].
* FriendlyEnemy: Being mostly PG and G rated, almost all of the villains in these loops tend to either reform or end up staying evil for the fun of it. Can occasionally become GoKartingWithBowser.
* GenreBlind: Grim. He still bets on those rodents...
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This compilations encompases every cartoon that ever aired on the network, including, but not limited to: WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}, WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko, WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory, WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor, WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays, WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex, Toonami, WesternAnimation/AdventureTime, and many many more.
* OhCrap: Numbuh 1's very understandable reaction when he learns that the seemingly baseline loop that he's currently in is ''actually'' a fused loop with the ''Conversion Bureau''.
* TooDumbToLive: '''Billy'''. So much so that he's labeled an ''MLE''.
* RuleOfFun: Why Jack Spicer is an Anchor. He's so entertaining.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:DC Comics Loops]]

* BetterAsFriends: Per WordOfGod from the thread starter, none of DC's Big Three are interested in one another That Way.
* CrazyPrepared: Who else but the God Damned Batman
* DisguisedInDrag: One of Superman's Loop Attempts has him facing a {{Yandere}} Lex Luthor, who is in fact Lana Lang.
* TheDreaded: Everyone is scared of [[BadassNormal Amanda Waller.]] Batman is no exception.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: One Loop has Wonder Woman waking up to find a bunch of gorillas in her apartment. For some reason.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Batman doesn't get Eiken Loops. He gets WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie Loops instead.
* ForegoneConclusion: The early chapters focus on whether the DC and Marvel Loops will even get going. Earlier-produced snips show that they will.
* GodzillaThreshold: DC apparently had several problems getting off the ground. According to Sleipnir in the MLP Loop on the Crash, it almost got set to read-only because of this.
* InTheStyleOf: The earliest attempt to get the DC universe Looping are done in a similar style to the Mega Man Loops. And by "similar", we mean exactly alike.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Confirmed Loopers include the entire founding line-up of the Justice League, the founding members of the Teen Titans and the New Teen Titans, Zatana, Black Canary, Green Arrow, ComicBook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/{{Hardware}} and... Alfred Pennysworth. And that was before the DC loopers got a devoted thread and sure expansion of their numbers.
* MindScrew: One of Superman's attempts to reveal his identity to Lois results in her revealing she is also Superman.
* MythologyGag: A lot of Superman's Loop attempts take from various parts of his history.
** The second is based on the Silver Age, complete with nigh-suicidal Lois Lane and Lana Lang fighting over him.
** In the third, he works at the Daily Star, as he did in the Golden Age (and again at the beginning of the New 52). And he's in fact Super-Demon, an alternate version of himself mixed with Etrigan, suggested by Grant Morrisson but never actually used.
** The fifth has an appearance by [[Series/{{Smallville}} Chloe Sullivan]] in the place of Lois Lane, and she's once again taken over by Brainiac. But it goes a little bit worse than last time...
** One of Wonder Woman's failed Loops takes place in the world of ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}, with the author's notes taking a sarcastic dig at DC's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} line-wide reboot that followed]].
* RunningGag: Superman telling Lois his secret identity, and her variations of reaction, from demanding he marry her to exploding to revealing herself to be Batman in disguise.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Batman. [[CaptainObvious Naturally.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Digimon Loops]]

* CrazyEnoughToWork: Odin's suggestion to Takato about keeping Loop given abilities.
-->'''Gallantmon:''' That idea sounds insane.
-->'''Odin:''' Oh, does it? Then it must be good!
* DefrostingIceQueen: Rika. Takato admits that the methods used to defrost her are unpleasant, and doesn't like doing it.
* DrillSergeantNasty: In one Loop, Takato approaches Rika early and gets her to train him how to play card games. This is the result. [[AmusingInjuries Repeatedly.]]
* ForWantOfANail: Early on, Takato speculates that if he stops Hypnos getting to [=DarkLizardmon=], they won't create Juggernaut, which won't rip open a massive hole between worlds, and won't summon the Deva.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Takato's reaction to a hypothetical fight with a Keramon is to simply run for it.
* SaveScumming: Takato and Guilmon meet Odin in one Loop, disguised as a Jijimon, and he describes the Loops like this... only to quickly wind up being {{Metaphorgotten}}. It does at least convince Takato that he can't force the Loops to end, no matter how hard he tries.
* UnstoppableRage: It takes a lot to get Takato angry, but when something like, say Leomon dying again happens...

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[[folder:{{Disney}} Loops]]
* ArrangedMarriage: A loop between Oswald / [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princess Luna]] and Mickey / Princess Celestia.
* AutomatedAutomobiles: [[spoiler: Tyler's van, as part of what the author called a "rerailment of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''" timeline.]]
* DeconstructiveParody: Has had a few loops where this happened to the soap opera genre, showing how a sane person would react to the ridiculous plot twists in them. Also for the Literature/{{Twilight}} universe.
* ForTheLulz: What is the first action Oswald and Luna do after they are awaken? Prank Celestia of course.
* GenreSavvy: DoubleSubverted with Mickey when he became ComicBook/{{Shazam}}, as he can "almost taste the upcoming adventure hook" but dismissed it as "spending way too much time in Loops based off of [=RPGs=]." Oh, how right he is.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It is a ''company wide'' loops, rather than a specific franchise.
* PsychicPower: Oswald has this.
* RealPersonFic: In the Managing the Company timeline. [[spoiler:Subverted is that there is the obviously fictional "Networking Illuminati Against Really Good Shows and Ideas" (N.I.A.R.G.I) involvement.]]
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: InUniverse, The legal right splitting the characters of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] is mentioned in the Managing the Company timeline.
* {{Squick}}: InUniverse How Oswald, Minnie and Mickey react to the "imprinting" mechanic.
* TakeThat: Many
** The Anchors think [[Film/{{Carrie}} Margaret White]] would "get eaten by someone's dog, and poison it." after they turned her into a newt.
** Mickey thinks of soap opera's story telling style as "More plot twists than you could shake a stick at, and not a lick of sense among them."
** A less mean-spirited one would be Goofy managed to make ''[[Franchise/KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts 3]]'' "to be less [[MindScrew mind-screwy]] than previous installments" and think the games weren't created on a sober mind.
** Minnie thinks that it "can't be too difficult" to do a better job than [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]]. She also thinks Edward's actions are creepy and patronizing but was treated as "romantic".
** The whole concept of imprinting is mocked by both Leah and Oswald. The latter even took drastic measure to remove it. Likewise, the "sparkly vampire" is mocked by Oswald.
* {{Yandere}}: Minnie for Mickey in a timeline. They agreed to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak about it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Doctor Who Loops]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[spoiler:The Harold Saxon Master, instead of listening to someone talking, thinks about the big questions, like whether it's possible to create his own Soup Dragon.]]
* BabysitterFromHell: In one loop, Daleks were nannies for time lords.
--> GO TO SLEEP! GO TO SLEEP! GO TO SLEEEP LIT-TTLE TIME-LORD! GO TO SLEEP! AND WHEN YOU WAKE! YOU WILL BE A DA-LEK-SLAVE
* BaddieFlattery: [[spoiler:The Mistress is impressed by David Xanatos.]] And his goatee.
* BeeBeeGun: In one Loop, the Moment was a [[MemeticMutation Deadly Bee Weapon]] instead of a galaxy-destroying superweapon. When the Doctors decided to use it (since it was apparently harmless to Time Lords), they unleashed a swarm of gigantic bees, each as big as a small moon, which managed to [[BeyondTheImpossible scare the Dalek Emperor.]]
* BreakTheCutie: After Awakening, Clara got all the memories pertaining to Season 8 at once.
* CallBack: The fact that the Daleks shot down the Valiant gets a mention in one snippet. [[spoiler:The Master's upset about it.]]
* EvilVersusEvil: Daleks vs Zombies. The Doctor has no idea who to root for.
* FriendlyTickleTorture: The Doctor gets attacked by a bunch of Dalek's who want to do this one loop.
* FromBadToWorse: What's worse than [[GreenLantern Dalek Manhunters?]]
-->: NO IN-FER-IOR ENTITIES ESCAPE THE DA-LEK MONITOR!
* GoneHorriblyRight:
** Using Pinkie Pie's program on the Cyberiad removes their desire to "upgrade" others. It also makes them dye themselves bright pink, and determined to throw everything in the universe a party.
** In another Loop, a plan to prevent stars from dying somehow results in the star coming to life. As a sun-sized imitation of Pinkie Pie.
* GroupHug: The Doctor finds himself at the end of this from a group of variant Daleks one loop.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: One series of variant loops has Daleks changing their catch phrase and purpose; one loop they all want to hug the Doctor, a second they want to tickle him and in a third loop they want to steal his blood.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: The Doctor and Sarah Jane's reactions to waking up as Daleks. [[NoMouth A problem with that plan quickly comes up.]]
* NoodleIncident: Apparently Pikachu met an un-Awake version of the Doctor once. It involved Daleks and Tentacruel.
** Not to mention the crew of ''Serenity'', given they recognised him.
* {{Railroading}}: When the Doctor tries to get Sarah Jane to Croydon, the TARDIS takes them to Mexico, or Mars, or Pompeii on Volcano Day.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Inverted. Due to his Loop being read-only for the longest time, many Loopers know the Doctor, yet the Doctor has no memory of them from this time.
* RunningGag: Strange variants of the Daleks or Daleks behaving strangely.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Doctor's standard reaction to any Dalek vs zombies loops.
* SpacePirates: The Doctor was rather happy to meet [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Hondo Ohnaka during a fused loop]].
* UnexpectedCharacter: No one believed the the TimeyWimeyBall-crazy Who Loops could ever Loop properly, so the idea of a Looping Doctor is a surprise to both the writers, and the in-universe characters.
* YouCantFightFate: No matter what the Doctor does, his eleventh regeneration (The Tenth Doctor) keeps getting fatally zapped by a Dalek. Taken UpToEleven when it turns out it doesn't apply to Daleks. Even in a Bureau Loop, he still gets fatally zapped.
** And even when he ''doesn't'' get zapped, ''[[YankTheDogsChain he still]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption regenerates anyway]]'' because of a glitch.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eyeshield 21 Loops]]
* BeyondTheImpossible: An Awake Shin manages to destroy [=CelestA.I.=] which culminates into the Heat Death of the Universe by simply walking around Equestria Online. This is due to him being a WalkingTechbane.
* BigDamnHeroes: PlayedWith. Monta was first Awake during the Loop where Sena died to Freddy Fazbear. The next loop Monta was Awake he ran to Sena's aid... only to discover a girl there instead (it was a {{Rule 63}} Loop for Sena, that time). It takes a while for Sena to explian. In addition, due to how the Loops work, ten Loops had already passed between Monta's Awakening, so Sena didn't really need the help anyway.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Suma/Sumiko goes "Ha?" "Ha?" "Haaaaa?" during Monta's attmept to 'save' him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hiruma initially refuses for Sumiko[[note]]Sena as a girl[[note]] to join the team as a player because he doesn't want her to get hurt.
** Then it's subverted because the real reason is that he doesn't want people to get blackmail material on ''him'' for letting a girl play football.
** Then subverted again when Sumiko shows him just how fast she really is.
* {{Facepalm}}: During Kid Devil Bat Uprising, Sena has one when he realizes that the Ha Ha Brothers are replacing the Hewdraw.
* HeadDesk: Whan Palutena mentions how the Three Sacred Treasures tend to break when used due to old age Sena suggests fixing them. This results in Palutena using the Power of Reflect so she an bang her head against it because she didn't think of it.
* PlayingWithFire: Sena has a [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Burning Palm]] that he occasionally uses.
** Also applies to Monta, who's first Fused Loop was as Ash's Chimchar. The fire powers seem to have stuck.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Loop 2.4. Sumiko (Sena after a GenderBender) reaches for a beer after she explains her first death to Monta.
* SpitTake: When Monta realizes that Sena actually died once.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Monta during one loop has blue hair. Apparently it's his natural hair color that Loop.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Final Fantasy Loops]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gundam SEED Loops]]
* {{Polyamory}}: Kira, Lacus, and Flay, complete with MindlinkMates thrown in for good measure.
** WordOfGod states that this is intended at least partly as a FixFic to Flay's [[TheGwenStacy fate]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath in]] [[HeelFaceDoorSlam canon]], as she had gone through all this CharacterDevelopment, and yet was killed before anything could come of it.
* RunningGag: The Anchor, Kira Yamato, generally tends to Loop into the place of artificial characters during Fused Loops. So far, this includes: Cell from DragonBallZ, Shadow from SonicTheHedgehog, Jack from [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Bioshock]], Guy Shishioh from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', Solid Snake from MetalGearSolid, etc.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Legend of Zelda Loops]]
* ActionGirl: Zelda finally graduates to being a fully fledged ActionGirl after spending years as the prime example.
* ArchnemesisDad: And Mom! Zelda's habit of experimenting with political marriages can lead to some rather... interesting family trees. See NonStandardCharacterDesign below.
* TheBadGuyWins: Ganondorf is looping, sometimes solo, so this is to be expected on occasion.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Epona, goddess of horses, helps administrate the Zeldaverse, under the 'supervision' of Susanoo, god of chaos and storms.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Susanoo's plan to use the [[AncientArtifact Triforce]] as an Anchor.
* CurbStompBattle: Ganondorf ends up on the losing side of one when he decides to fight [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]].
* GenreSavvy: Defeat has taught Ganondorf much.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Inevitably, Ganondorf, Zelda, and Link all ended up as FriendlyEnemies.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: After a [[NoodleIncident "stressful"]] loop, the Triforce Trio take a break in a bar. Ganondorf reinforces this trope when he brings up Eiken.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Magic? Check. Zelda? Check. Asskicking? Check, check and check.
* NakedFirstImpression: Ganondorf leaves one on [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] when he Wakes up as a reborn Voldemort.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Or loop setting. Most universes have a main character as the Anchor. The Zeldaverse has the Triforce as the Anchor with the three looping bearers (Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf) rotating as its proxy. In addition, because each of the baseline Loops covers a game (and possibly direct sequels) that is part of a larger timeline, there is the possibility that events in one Loop can become the history of a later Loop.
** That later qualifier has led to a number of very weird variant loops, including but not limited to: [[spoiler: Zelda as Ganondorf's mother. Ganondorf as Zelda's father. Fire breathing, exploding Cuccos. Hybridized Cucco empires. Link as Ganondorf's son. Hyrule being ruled by Ganondorf. And many others that we have probably not seen...]]
* OhCrap: The sensible reaction to a looping Midna.
* ProperlyParanoid: ''Something'' happened in [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Shiganshina]] that left Link with a deep, lingering distrust of [[Manga/Naruto Sakura Haruno]].
* RunningGag: Cucco hordes
* SelfImposedChallenge: Link spends a several Loops trying to see if he can make it through an ''Ocarina of Time'' Loop with nothing but a deku stick.
--> '''Ganondorf (non-looping):''' Is this a joke? You seek to defeat me... Me! The master of the Triforce of Power! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis With! A! STICK?!]]
* TrueCompanions: Deconstructed with Navi and Link. The fact that both are looping, and often don't loop together, has put their frienship under a lot of strain. Being friends means little when they can't be together. However, they do assert that they will continue to try.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Cuccos. Why did it have to be Cuccos.
* VillainTeamUp: During a variant loop, Ganondorf and Vaati wake up to find their free will has been restored, but Princess Zelda have been afflicted by [[spoiler: Demise's curse]]. After Link runs into them in a bar, an Awake Link, Vaati and Ganondorf decide to stop Queen Zelda's tyrannical rule.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Log Horizon Loops]]
* AnAdventurerIsYou:
** "Looper" is now as subclass, and so is "Anchor". Functionally, the abilities they provide are like NewGamePlus because they enable access to all abilities from previous loops.
** During a Friendship is Magic Fused Loop, the ponies create a "Equine Tail" racial category.
* AllThereInTheManual: By now, Yggdrasil has codified common problems and advice for loopers into a help menu. Loopers can access chapters that will tell them all about the Infinite Loops without waiting for a Fused Loop. "’Chapter 1: Is Your Life Too Repetitive? Looping and You".
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Shiroe's Looper Contract worked the first time he tried it because Elder Tales' code is more permeable than most worlds, but after it broke a loop, the admins modified the world's code so that it wouldn't work again.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Chapter six is an attempt at preventing this trope. "The Do Nots; How to Avoid Breaking the Universe". Nevertheless, Shiroe creates a Looper Contract which causes an error, breaks the loop, and kicks him into an Eiken loop with a strongly-worded letter from the local admin.
* ObviousRulePatch: "No activating loopers on your own authority" was created in response to Shiroe doing so.
* RuleNumberOne: Technically, it's number "whatever" but in any case it is "expect the unexpected".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]
* AmbiguousEnding: Did Nanoha [[spoiler: kill [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Tsukishima]]?]] The author deliberately left it vague, allowing it to be decided later.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Nanoha's er, penchant for it in the fandom is lampshaded at one point, with Nanoha calling the joke old. However, it is somewhat darkly revived [[spoiler: during the Tsukishima loop, with Fate, believing Nanoha to have gone crazy, attempted to snap her out of it the same way Nanoha had with her.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: All loops have this, but in this case it's notable on the stance of Nanoha and Fate and their relationship. It is mitigated, though, as the sides are ''they are just friends'' and ''they may or many not be in a relationship and they keep it to themselves'', so it does not lead to a WriterRevolt.
* KnightOfCerebus: Tsukishima.
* LoveRedeems: Fate tries to save her mother from herself in her loops. It works.....most of the time.
* NoodleIncident: Nanoha and Fate's first encounter with Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, which led to the destruction of an entire Galactic fleet.
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler: A pre Admin Madoka makes an appearance]] and is hinted to make further ones.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marvel Comics Loops]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: All the adult Fantastic Four, several X-Men and Avengers, Spider-Man, Squirrel Girl, and Nick Fury are all Loopers. Like DC, this list expanded with a thread on them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mass Effect Loops]]
* DidNotThinkThisThrough:
** Ares, former Admin, literally decided to let Sovereign Loop on a whim.
** Sovereign, meanwhile, decided a few seconds after waking to try and kill Shepard. Instant Eiken Loop followed.
* MultipleChoicePast: Due to the Mass Effect universe being badly damaged, Shepard's past, appearance and gender change with every Loop. It nearly caused him/her to go mad.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mega Man Loops]]
* AmnesiaMissedASpot: The Anchors aren't supposed to remember their failed Loop attempts, and yet they do due to a bug. According to Hephaestus, this applies to every Anchor in the Megaverse.
** Also, Blues, Rock and Roll can remember parts of the Loop that caused the Crash, along with glimpses of the Anchor That Never Was. This is supposed to be beyond completely impossible.
* {{Anticlimax}}: During the first Loop, Doc Reaper crawls its way across a raging battlefield, hoping to get to a much larger body. It does so, and starts boasting to the Loopers about how it's going to kill them... and then [[BigDamnHeroes Duo shows up and takes it out in one shot]].
** Rock and Sonic find themselves in a trap with twenty-two Paradox Clones facing them... at which point Sonic snaps and smashes them all.
* AndThisIsFor: Roll delivers one of these to Waltz during their duel in the first loop, naming off the various atrocities Waltz and the Robot Masters under her command had committed during one of the earlier aborted loop attempts.
* AxCrazy: Waltz, an evil duplicate of Roll built by Dr. Wily with future technology and the DistaffCounterpart to Quint. Instead of trying to mess around with the heroes' heads or follow orders, all she cares about (or even talks about) is her desire to [[BloodKnight messily slaughter her opponents]]. During her second appearance in Loop 1.0, [[spoiler: Quint stabs her InTheBack and [[KilledOffForReal destroys her IC chip]] solely because she's too much of a liability this way.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: Blues and Dr. Light, during the first Loop.
* BerserkButton: Anyone who hurts Roll will have to face a pissed-off Bass.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: During the Mega Sonic Loop, the Hooligans of all beings manage to get the drop on the Light siblings. Not enough to cause any serious damage, but there is a FakeKillScare.
* BeyondTheImpossible: During a Loop that crossed over with FanFic/TheConversionBureau, Dr. Wily (who is ''not'' Looping) was somehow able to get himself and his robots past the impenetrable anti-tech barrier that surrounded that version of Equestria "without even scratching the paint." He didn't take the barrier down or anything; he just took his army ''straight through it''. Even the Awake Doctor Light has trouble explaining how Wily manages to pull off half the things he does.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Rock and Blues both warn Bass about upsetting Roll. Though as Blues points out, if Bass did upset Roll, anything her brothers could do would be redundant compared to her in a bad mood.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several throughout the first Loop, Duo most of all, but the king of this has to be Shadow and Bass managing to arrive at the exact last second and save both Loops, in only a few seconds.
* BigDamnKiss: Roll gives Bass one for the aforementioned last-second save. As she puts it, if that didn't earn him one date, nothing ever would.
* BodyHorror: Double's transformation into the Jello Devil should be funny. It isn't.
* BreakTheCutie: The events of the failed initial Loops were not kind to the three prospective Anchors, Roll and Blues especially. The fact that they all somehow retain glitchy, corrupted memories of said events (which isn't supposed to be possible) doesn't help, either.
* CanonForeigner: Reverend Dark, a robot worshiping fanatic. [[spoiler:The man is stated to be the human identity of [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Dark Man]], though it varies as to whether he's really a human who turns himself into a robot in the final stages of his fanaticism or another of Dark Man's holographic disguises.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: For the most part, other Loop fics have mainly focused on the many different kinds of shenanigans the various Loopers could get into. The Mega Man Loops started out with a long sequence of failed attempts at bringing that universe online and the psychological impact it had on the three initial candidates for Anchors: Rock, Roll, and Blues. See FromBadToWorse for more.
** It even carries through into the fused loop with Equestria, much to Rock and Roll's distress.
* CompositeCharacter: One Loop has Dr. Wily merged with Sigma, Weil and Dr. Albert. Exactly how this one happened is unclear, but given that he's apparently possessed by ''something'', it probably wasn't willing on any of their parts.
* CurbStompBattle: Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman managing to take out Prospit and Derse, which are supposed to be defended by a small fleet.
** Sonic defeating all twenty-two Paradox Clones in a few seconds.
* DefaceOfTheMoon: Drs Wily and Eggman deface Prospit and Derse, after kicking the crap out of them.
* DemonicPossession: Dr. Wily spends most of the first Loop infected with a virus that pushes his nastier tendancies and tenaciousness into overdrive.
** [[spoiler:And then, in chapter 11, it manages to get into Blues.]]
* DualWielding: How Roll solves the Ra Moon problem in the first Loop. It almost kills her.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The only section capable of Looping at first in the classic games universe (and its variant). However, this doesn't stop X, Zero and Vile getting brief appearances in the Loop that causes the Crash.
* EldritchAbomination: Hepheastus' speculation on whatever it was that took over Dr. Wily and caused the Crash is that it was either a virus from outside the natural Loop, or something that had grown with each failed Loop. Whatever it was, it was just one step below whatever it was that damaged Yggdrasil badly enough to cause the Loops in the first place.
* EvilVersusEvil: The Emerald Spears versus the Church of Robotic Superiority, early in Loop 1.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: While discussing the Dreaming Bug, Hephaestus mentions there is every chance it'll wind up in someone who would definitely abuse it for their own ends. Lo and behold, it turns out the bad doctor is one of these.
* FriendlyEnemy: Bass has a thing for Roll. Considering she can kick his ass, it might count as InLoveWithYourCarnage. Not so much for Rock, though.
* FromBadToWorse: First, it was discovered that the entire extended Megaverse was so corrupted that initially, only the Classic series was capable of Looping. Then Rock, Roll, and Blues were successively put through a series of failed initial Loops that only ended up damaging the system further with each failed attempt, leading up to the last go-around with Blues collapsing less than ten seconds in. Then the admin tried to stabilize the system with a Fused Loop, but [[spoiler: a psychopathic viral AI that had manifested as a result of all the corrupted data managed to capture Rock, Roll, Blues, and the visiting Anchor and use them in a ritual meant to give the AI [[AGodAmI admin-level godhood]] and let it wreak havoc throughout all of Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil's defenses kicked in and destroyed the AI before that could happen, but the visiting Anchor was [[CessationOfExistence obliterated at the conceptual level]], [[RetGone his or her entire home universe was also lost as a result]], and Yggdrasil experienced a major system crash that was felt across multiple universes.]] The disaster left the Megaverse on its last legs; if the next attempt at initiating a Loop (which required [[spoiler: help from the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog universe]] to increase the chance of success to 90%) failed, it ([[spoiler: and quite possibly the Sonicverse as well]]) would be gone for good.
** The first Loop's situation in a nutshell. Especially when the Skaia Protocol shows up. Skaia Protocol alone would be a bad sign, but Skaia experimented on by mortals? Worse. Those mortals being Doctor Eggman and Wily? Much, much worse.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Quint and Waltz, the evil future-copies of Rock and Roll, respectively. Quint is usually a NobleDemon, but [[AxCrazy Waltz]] is far, far worse.
* GodzillaThreshold: Normally, a Loop only has one Anchor. The fact that this universe required three is just how desperate Hephaestus's situation has become. Note that per WordOfGod three native Anchors for a single looping universe (or section thereof) is as many as Yggdrasil will allow.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In one Loop, Wily improves Ra Moon's EMP. He turns it on, and it ''kills everything on Earth''.
* GratuitousJapanese: Whenever Roll merges with Tango, she has a tendency to say 'nyan', much to her distress.
* GuestFighter: The Activation Loops for the various Mega Man universes are written by the Head Writer, Crisis. Usually. However, the Battle Chip Challenge portion of the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Activation Loop was written by [=OathToOblivion=]. Said writer is also set to write the MegaManStarForce Activation Loop.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of Blue's failed loops ended when a glitch allowed King to slice him in half.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Bass was helping the Anchors (to impress Roll) when the reality warp hit. After that, Dr Wily reprogrammed him to be obedient.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Model V, otherwise known as Vile, is called "vile" by Blues' narration.
* InexplicablyAwesome: During the Mega Pony Loop, Rock admits he's got no idea how Auto does the things he does.
* InterfaceScrew: When the author posted the log for the horrifically failed Fused Loop attempt, he encrypted it to make it resemble a corrupted file and challenged his readers to see who could successfully decrypt it first. The winner was allowed to post the decrypted version for all to see shortly afterward.
* LighterAndSofter: The post-Activation Loops are (usually) the standard Looper craziness.
* MillionToOneChance: The desperate attempts of Hephaestus and Hermes to sustain the merged loop quickly fail, not helped by the presence of the Skaia Protocol. The chances of the Loop's success drops from the original 90% to 2%, then to utter gibberish, then right down to 0.0001%, which is as low as the numbers can possibly go. [[spoiler: Only Bass and Shadow's intervention saves both realities.]]
* MindScrew: One set of Loops is host to a bizarre glitch which causes the Loops to shut down. For some reason, the glitch comes in the form of the Beatles singing. It even messes with the chapter's numbering system.
* MoodWhiplash: In some of the failed loops, something ridiculous tends to happen (Dr Wily announcing his plans to take over the world with interpretive dance, Rock facing a [[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids Cheddar Monk]] in the World Robot Tournament) just before reality crashes again.
* MythologyGag: The first attempt at starting up the loops ended when Rock encountered Bond Man, a glue-based Robot Master [[WhatCouldHaveBeen who was initially planned to be in]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan1 the first game]] but was scrapped before character designs could be made when the number of Robot Masters was cut down to six.
** Several of the failed Loops either take elements from or are outright based on many different ''Mega Man Classic'' adaptations, some more obscure than others.
* NoDeathRun: Given the utter mess left by the plethora of attempts to start the universe looping, the local Yggdrasil admin was forced to make Rock, Roll, ''and'' Blues into Co-Anchors. If any of them dies during this attempt, it will fail.
* NothingIsScarier: Whatever it was that possessed Dr. Light in one of Blues' failed Loops, and then Dr. Wily, absolutely nothing about it is explained.
* NothingPersonal: Nack the Weasel says this after being attacked by an angry Bass. Bass points out that Nack shot his dog, and his would-be girlfriend. So it is in fact ''very'' personal for him.
* OffWithHisHead: Blues tries this on Terra. However, all he manages is some EyeScream.
* OhCrap: Far too many in the first Loop to count.
* OmnicidalManiac: In a choice between reforming or not reforming, Waltz screams she'd much rather bring reality down around her.
* OneWingedAngel: In a fused loop with Sonic the Hedgehog, Waltz manages to acquire the powers of [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Metal Overlord]]. [[spoiler: Fortunately the heroes strip her of them before she's killed by Bass and Omega, meaning she doesn't have them in future Loops.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Roll mocks Dr. Wily in his bad "Mister X" disguise during the first Loop.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The thing possessing Dr. Wily, Sigma, Dr. Weil and Dr. Albert that caused the Crash had a machine designed to get it into the Loops that operated like this, using Rock, Roll, Blues and The Anchor Who Never Was as fuel.
* PuzzleBoss: How the fight against Egg Denizen: Consort in the first loop played out. Her entire shtick was to set up a [[BarrierWarrior massive barrier]] between the heroes and the Eggman-Wily lair. Fortunately, she was under a {{Geas}} which required her to explain how the barrier could be breached... unfortunately, the only thing that could do so was a symbol of [[ThePowerOfLove true (romantic) love]]. The solution? [[spoiler: Loading [[BattleCouple Bunnie and Antoine's]] wedding rings into a rail gun Tails had installed in Bunnie's bionic arm and using them to shoot the Consort through the chest and head.]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Egg Denizens, the Gods of Skaia turned by Eggman and Wily into their minions. And there's a lot of them.
* RageBreakingPoint: In one loop where Dr Wily's inventions are designed are Russian-themed, one bad RussianReversal joke drives Roll into a momentary frenzy.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Roll towards Dr. Wily in one of the failed Loops, after he graphically murdered Rock. She had every intention of killing him for it, only failing because the Loop crashed.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Roll has a lot of the symptoms of one. Her fourth failed Loop is the main culprit.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Happens to Blues in one of the failed loops, at the hands of an evil Dr Light. He still hasn't gotten over it.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Blues makes it clear to Nack the Weasel that if he had actually killed Rock and Roll, this trope would have been averted with extreme prejudice.
** As they are free from the constraints of their programming, Rock and Roll could kill if they wanted to. Fortunately the situation has never been bad enough for them to seriously consider it. Usually.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Despite having her IC chip destroyed earlier in the first loop, Waltz returns during the attack on the Wily-Eggman base, ready to fight and just as crazy as ever.]]
* UnfortunateName: Reverend Dark's initials spell out STD.
* UnstoppableRage: Roll, in her fourth failed Loop. She had every intent of killing Dr. Wily because of what he did to her brother. The only reason she doesn't succeed is because the Loop fails.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 11. The thing that plagued the early Loops returns. [[spoiler:And it's in Blues.]]
* WhamLine: "'''Did you miss me?'''"
* YouCantFightFate: Despite their best efforts, Rock and Roll can never get around fighting Sunstar.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: My Little Pony Loops]]
* AlphaBitch: Diamond Tiara, pre-characterisation or when she's un-Awake. Twilight also meets another called Sharp Retort during Turning the Tables. After years of experience, Twilight manages to outmanoeuvre Retort quickly, and the mare leaves in a huff.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Sunset Shimmer's exploits are written in the style of a journal, being read by Twilight Sparkle.
* AllLovingHero: There is enough love in Fluttershy's heart to feed an entire colony of Changelings.
* TheAtoner: Chrysalis. Her first loop Awake was the "Slavequestria" loop, where she and a non-Awake Shining Armor were HappilyMarried and helped runaway slaves as part of LaResistance. When the loop reset, Chrysalis was horrified to realize that her actions in the prime timeline had ''not'' been AllJustADream.
** Sunset Shimmer is also this, as after she Awoke, she's dedicated herself to atoning for her sins, swearing never to become like she was in baseline again.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: After Twilight figures out how to trigger Spike's greed-growth (from "Secret of my Excess") as needed, "Spike-zilla" becomes one option for how to deal with more extreme situations encountered in Equestria. Awake!Spike also learns to control his age/size/power-level and can go Kaiju when he feels it to be appropriate.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: One version of Twilight actually has ADD. She decides to go along with it.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Often defied. Looping Celestia has enough of an aversion to paperwork that on one occasion she got the Looping Elements confirmed as regents in two minutes flat and fled to the beach.
** Twilight pulled a similar thing... putting the Crusaders in charge. (To their credit, they immediately decided to initiate a golden age so they could have fun and get some college-level partying done while 'mom' wasn't around.)
* BadassBureaucrat: Mayor Mare demonstrates her mastery of the Art of the Regulation by derailing the planned destruction of Equestria by the Vogons.
* TheBartender: Big Mac, after he opens his looping bar.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Equestrians have named their loop a sanctuary loop, and they ''mean'' it.
* BreakTheBadass: Sometimes, very rarely, the ponies can have nightmarish Loops.
* BreatherEpisode: The Equestria loops function as this for every guest looper. They take this duty ''very'' seriously.
* BrownNote: Staring at Pinkie Pie's anti-A.I. program makes Apple Bloom physically ill.
* {{Calvinball}}: Discord's "Chaos"[[note]]you were expecting a different name?[[/note]] card/boardgame. The rules are completely made up and the points don't mean anything. There's also a sci-fi expansion set, for Trek Loops.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' I could swear I had a different set of cards five minutes ago.
* CheshireCatGrin: In an early Loop, the Mane Six offer Discord a choice between the easy way, the hard way, and the angry way. The angry way starts with Fluttershy unleashing one of these. Discord quickly chooses the easy way.
* TheChessmaster:
** After observing a few loops, Big [=McIntosh=] starts subtly nudging events -- A quiet word here, a small suggestion there -- to smooth out the more dramatic events of the default Equestria loops: Reduced conflict about the Grand Galloping Gala tickets, smoothly introducing Zecora to Ponyville, suggesting that Twilight coordinate Winter Wrap-up, etc. It takes Twilight quite a while to figure out that not only is he Looping, but is the one responsible for the less stressful loops.
** The Turning the Tables version of Celestia is a Dumbledore-style manipulator. It backfires when Twilight Sparkle Awakes and throws a monkey-wrench in her plans.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Twilight Sparkle's initial reaction to the loops was to make sure her family and friends stayed safe. This has expanded to making Equestria a designated Safe Loop for ''every'' looper.
* CrapsackWorld: Some of the worst loops. But the worst of the worst is "Slavequestria," a loop where Celestia legalized slavery and allied with Sombra, turning the whole world into a totalitarian hell and her battle with Nightmare Moon into EvilVersusEvil. All the Loopers involved are left traumatized afterwards.
** Scratch that, the (mercifully) largely undescribed Loop caused by a massive collection of porn and viruses bleeding into the Equestria Loop. (The loop wherein it's described starts with Twilight and Sleipnir, the administrator of Equestria, walking into Mac's bar to drown their memories of it.)
-->"Not only was she [Molestia] in charge but she was the pinnacle of what every pony strove to be, the ideal pony in the eyes of her subjects! And Twilight was the only one Awake, the only sane mare in this mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad world. And then this corrupted world painted a target on her by making her the most desirable mare alive to everyone in said world."
** To underline just how horrible this loop was, upon Awakening both Sleipnir and Twilight immediately ran for the gates of Tartarus, fought their way to the lowest levels of Hell, and then ''locked the door to Hell from the inside''. And then Sleipnir called down the ''Apocalypse'' and ''prematurely ended the world''. Let me underline that some more. A Yggdrasil System Administrator -- who is consistently portrayed as one of the most responsible and level-headed of the sysadmins, at that -- chose to '''deliberately crash a Loop'''. How desperate are you when risking further multiverse instability is preferable to actually trying to live in that loop world even for a single day?[[note]]Although its actually Justified: Twilight Sparkle is an Anchor. If she psychologically breaks, her home Loop risks total metaphysical destruction. If Sleipnir judges that trying to live through this Loop has a high probability of destroying Twilight's sanity, then the multiversal damage from a premature Loop crash is necessary cosmic triage.[[/note]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Pinkie Pie.
** Loop 102.3 give reasons of why baseline [[spoiler:Ditzy/Derpy/Bright Eyes]] is also one.
-->Lyra soon learned why pegasi were the predominant military arm of the three pony tribes. They were blindingly fast and if they had a little bit of open space to work with, extremely manoeuvrable. Also a pegasus' natural toughness scaled up with how fast they were going, provided they braced themselves during impact. Ironically, that meant that they could plow into the ground at terminal velocity without getting a single scratch, but an uncontrolled tumble at a much slower speed could break bones. None of that knowledge actually helped against Ditzy who, in addition to being able to create wing air blades, tornadoes, and hit with the force of a freight train, could also spit out bubbles that exploded with the force of a grenade, create bubble clones and decoys, and had an evasive flight pattern that could be considered insanely erratic at best. Lyra did remember that even in baseline, the grey pegasus was good enough to be a competitor in both the Young Flyers Competition and in the Equestria Games.
* CursedWithAwesome: Pinkie Pie. She has skills any assassin or fighter would gladly give up most of their limbs to possess, but she only uses said skills to cheer others up. In fact, she ''hates'' it when others are scared of her.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: During a Fused Loop with How To Train Your Dragon, Hiccup declares his intention to "befriend" Discord. The Mane Six tell him that only Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie can do that and so he explains that he's not using the conventional definition of the word, but the one as used in the Nanoha verse. Cue Toothless turning into an Intelligent Device which Hiccup uses to blast Discord with a WaveMotionGun.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Scootaloo, while there's usually not much that can threaten an experienced Looper its still a bad idea to go into a FinalDestination loop, scream "Buck Death!" at the sky, and then deliberately start kicking rubber balls near death traps.
-->'''Nyx:''' And then you decided tempting fate wasn't enough. You then went and spit in its face, tried to steal its lunch money, and woo its date!
** The end result was an unlikely series of events that ended up with Nyx going head-first through a wood chipper. Mama Twilight ''was not amused''.
** Scotaloo got her vengence, when she attempted to use a "Nobody dies" device Pinkie Pie had invented, rendering things in cartoon physics. Due to the event? She shut off death for 24 hours in a FinalDestination loop. She responds by taunting Cthulhu.
* DrivenToSuicide: Twilight, in a truly nasty Warhammer 40K Loop, after a month and a half of torture by the Imperium, even when she gave them the information they were after.
* DrowningMySorrows: To help cope with particularly unpleasant loop experiences, [=Awake!McIntosh=] usually sets up a bar where traumatized Loopers can start to decompress. Of course, it also serves as a general hangout for Loopers to compare notes and otherwise socialize.
* DrunkWithPower: So far, in almost every "Sisters" loop (where Twilight plus a rotating second ascended pony is in Celestia and Luna's positions), Twilight's co-ruler has this happen to them, resulting in them having to be banished to the moon.
** A notable example is the exception that proves the rule: one of the few "Sisters" loops where Twilight's co-ruler was not banished had said co-ruler [[spoiler: ([[GenderBender Princess]] [=McIntosh=])]] instead work to convince the populace the royal sisters did not actually exist, effectively removing the need to have one sister be out of the public's eye for a thousand years by putting them both out of the public's eye.
** And again with Ditzy, who only gets sent to the moon because of her uncontrolled yet highly destructive magic, which forced Twilight to put her there lest Equestria be run by supremely rich carpenters.
** Justified in-setting when Twilight states that alicornhood has a side effect of amplifying emotional extremes, and that the adjustment period can be... problematic. Once she finally figures this out and via trial-and-error derives some coping strategies for this problem, 'new' alicorns have a much easier time with things (the Cutie Mark Crusaders, for example, have all managed to avoid "lunar time-outs"). [[note]]Celestia and Luna didn't know about it either -- apparently Celestia's and Cadance's personalities were sufficiently Zen enough that they managed to avoid this, so for a long while everypony thought Luna had just had a nervous breakdown/hostile possession instead of succumbing to a condition endemic to alicorns, and the counseling Twilight was undergoing from Cadance for her own OCD tendencies ''prior'' to ascension also inadvertently let her sidestep this problem. It wasn't until ''all five'' of the other Mane Six freaked out each in their own way that Twilight twigged 'wait a minute, this is not a coincidence'.[[/note]]
* ElaborateUndergroundBase:
** At Trixie's insistence, Twilight frequently sets up a major installation under the Library Tree. Features include a modest lecture hall, several conference rooms, and a variety of laboratories for magical and explosives R&D.
** Applebloom also has the capability to install a large scale workshop/aircraft hangar under one of the hills on the Sweet Apple Acres farmstead.
** While not quite reaching "elaborate" scale, Rarity has started putting a modest Materials Science lab under Carousel Boutique.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Turning the Tables Shining Armor is mentioned to have a few male fans.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In this case, Alicorn Princesses, and one prince. In addition to the four canon alicorns, there's the rest of the Mane Six, Shining Armor, Trixie, Nyx, [[spoiler:all three Cutie Mark Crusaders plus Diamond Tiara, Berry Punch, Mayor Mare/Ivory Scroll, Zecora, Ditzy/Derpy/Bright Eyes...and one Princess [=McIntosh=] loop]].
* EvilerThanThou: In the Mega Pony Loop, Tirek Sunstar mentions he fought (and killed) Mad Queen Majesty. Twilight, who has met Majesty before (and is still disturbed by the version she met), is utterly terrified at the thought of how evil she had to be that ''[[TautologicalTemplar Tirek]]'' was the better option.
* ExactWords: One Loop Twilight decides to follow Celestia's edict to "make some friends" literally. She quickly runs into problems with her experimental golems.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Pinkie once ate ''the moon''. ... albeit after Luna had turned it into brie (the whole "night eternal" thing was to make sure it aged properly).
* FireForgedFriends: How Apple Bloom and Diamond Tiara reconcile. Leads to DT Looping and joining the [=CMC=].
* FixFic: This approach is taken for some of the more head-banger moments in canon, as well as whenever the Loopers end up in variant loops set in certain fanfics. For example, when Twilight Awoke alone in [[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse the Lunaverse]](albeit a variant, not the real Lunaverse), she not only refused to go along with her counterpart's [[AdaptationalVillainy role]], but set up shaking the other characters out of their JerkAss mindsets and getting them closer to canon.
** The "Diplomancy" Loop can be considered a FixFic for "Boast Busters", as Twilight deliberately defused the situation by preventing Trixie from humiliating the others and engaged her in a challenge of her own, in such a way that Trixie's feelings were spared too, thus befriending her as well as causing her to Awaken later.
* {{Flanderization}}: Cadance got hit with this hard for the longest while, to the point where most of the time she only appeared whenever someone mentioned they were in a relationship with someone, but not married yet. Thankfully, once the readers started to point out how this was the only thing Candace was used for, the [=FiM=] writers caught on and started to bring her more in line with her canon characterization.
** Trixie also got hit with this pretty hard too. Early loops had her as her usual showmare persona, albeit toned down and nowhere near as arrogant, and possessing an interest in pyrotechnics to further increase the awe factor of her shows. Now a days, when she isn't being used with Chrysalis (sometimes even when she is), she mostly appears when a massive explosion has happened (and is usualy the cause), implies she caused the previous loop crash from a massive explosion, or just in general raves about explosions to a near obsessive level.
** CharacterCheck: Used often, especially with Trixie, and other characters who are flanderized, such as Lina Inverse. Trixie, for instance, mentions that she realized she was going a bit too far after a Muppets loop. One of her acts was the exact plan of The Great Gonzo.
* FootnoteFever: Usually reserved for the Author's Notes at the end of the chapter, but one Loop has Rarity visit the Disc, with footnotes naturally following. There are no less than nine footnotes for that snippet, with one having footnotes ''inside a footnote''. One of them is a LampshadeHanging on the series' fondness for these things.
* FromBadToWorse: According to Twilight Sparkle, if an Alicorn spots you during a Harem Comedy Loop, this is what will follow, and whoever the protagonist is will be unable to escape the madness.
* GenreSavvy: Spike realises exactly what his un-Awake self would have done during the Equestrian Games during one Loop.
* GodzillaThreshold: Some foreign Loopers that are particularly disruptive get a trip to the moon. And Jadis of TheChroniclesOfNarnia is the only shown time Twilight has resorted to lethal force, due to her possessing the [[DepopulationBomb Deplorable Word]].
** Pinkie Pie's antics are usually held in check. However, if sufficiently pushed, Pinkie is allowed to go full "[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Chaos Goddess]] of Parties" on a universe.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: An un-Awake version of Discord discordianises Rincewind. As it turns out, a discorded Rincewind is very violent, and incredibly good with magic.
* GoshDarnitToHeck: One Loop has this applied on a universal scale. Weapons turn into toys and candy, cusses become incredibly bizarre, and the Death Note becomes the ''Hug Note''. However, thanks to Pinkie Pie misusing said note, Twilight learns that one can still be badly hurt.
* GroinAttack: Twilight's first harem comedy Loop begins with Pinkie Pie attempting one of these on "him" with a crowbar. Twilight's instant reaction? [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere Go to the moon and stay there]].
* HalloweenEpisode: The 2-part, 9-author collaboration Nightmare Night loop published between compilations 34 and 35.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday?: Twilight has to tell everyone that she is straight on three different occasions.
** Both Rainbow Dash and Daring Do say that they are straight after a misunderstanding.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: In one Loop, Twilight and Rarity get into trouble after fighting an evil witch in sight of Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, who assume that they're Discworld-type unicorns. As it turns out, silver harnesses just bother Rarity because they're slightly tacky.
* HeroicBSOD: Twilight after the [[MemeticMolester "Mol]][[NotHerself estia"]] loop.
* HeroicVow: Equestria's offer to be a sanctuary loop to any looper willing to accept it.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The hippocampi - Seaponies - turned from music loving beings who cheerfully help rescue others in distress to... music loving beings who cheerfully help rescue others in distress by using [[MoreDakka Overwhelming Firepower]] and DisproportionateRetribution. They've been in constant battle with horrors from the deep for so long that this became their knee-jerk reaction to everything. It gets to where Applejack starts using "seapony diplomacy" as a euphemism for ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Pinkie Pie. Full Stop. The moment they hear that Awake!Pinkie Pie is in the universe, just about every loop aware end boss, cosmic horror, and elder being will immediately try to flee.
-->Twilight reflected, as the incomprehensible dimension between space screamed as one and tried to fold in upon itself, that when a pony stares into the abyss the abyss stares back; but when Pinkie Pie stares into the abyss, the abyss closes its eyes, sticks fingers in its ears and shouts, "LALALALALALALALALA," hoping Pinkie goes away.
** It's gotten to the point that other Loops have revealed there's now a ''support group'' for beings that Pinkie's terrified.
* IHatePastMe: Not "hate", but Twilight messes with her past self's head in one Loop, and doesn't always have the best opinion of her baseline self.
* IncrediblyLameFun: Immediately after Sakura is sent to the moon by the Elements of Harmony, Naruto and Sasuke ask what safe and boring things there are available for them to do.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Standard reaction to bad Loops is to find Big Macintosh or Berry Punch and get drunk. Even Sleipnir joins in on one occasion.
* InexplicableTreasureChests: During the Random Loot Arc, the source of these is explained by the Presence of a Stocker, someone who job is to create and leaves the treasure behind.
* InterruptedIntimacy: Loop 44.4 ("...I walked in on [[spoiler:Spike and Rarity]]."): Reactions vary from Squick (Twilight and Sweetie Belle) to confused indifference (Chrysalis) to enthusiastic support (Cadance).
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Spike and Rarity, Trixie and Chrysalis, Berry Punch and Discord]]
** Technically [[spoiler: Nyx and Leman Russ]], given that in their separate native loops, she's a pony and he's a human.
* {{Jerkass}}: One version of Sombra replacing Twilight is completely abusive towards Spike. Twilight gets revenge in her own way.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: [[spoiler:The [=CMC=]+Diamond Tiara spend several loops concealing from each other the fact that each had Ascended for fear that the others would feel "left behind".]]
* KlingonPromotion:
** A version of Blueblood tries this in one Loop, noting that so long as he kills everyone (i.e: Twilight, Shining Armor, Cadence, Spike, Celestia and Luna) in the "right order", he'll become king. Twilight's reaction to break down laughing at his sheer stupidity.
** How the Griffins are shown to work, though it has certain checks built in so it isn't a perpetual brawl.
* LevelAte: 120.2 is a completely literal example of this. Not only are the ponies and buildings made of candy, the ground is white sugar. All of this is contained within a gigantic bowl.
** The Everfree promptly subverts this, with its inedible dirt, barely-edible broccoli bushes, and toothpick trees.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: A standing rule among the Loopers appears to be "don't talk about [[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]] loops".
** This is Trixie's initial reaction when she and Twilight Awake in [[Fanfic/LifeInManehattan the Manehattanverse]], leaving Trixie as the Element of Laughter. Though she does seem to change her mind when Twilight explains that in her case, it's more like Optimism.
* LoopholeAbuse:
** As an alter-ego of Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna, [[Fanfic/PastSins Nyx]] enters the loops and sidesteps the "no children" restriction to be Twilight's adopted daughter.
** The CMC, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon tend to this when playing Battleship with real ships.
** It's also how Twilight managed to get Skynet Looping. Hephaestus stuck her in the Terminator Loop, normally a Read-Only universe, and gave her juuuust enough leeway to talk the A.I. down. It worked, gave Skynet an actual soul, and so kicked the Terminator universe into Looping status.
* LovingAShadow: Chrysalis has to struggle with the fact that the Shining Armor she spent her first Awake loop HappilyMarried to no longer exists, and that the looping one is HappilyMarried to Cadance instead.
* MajorGeneralSong: Loop 53.3. Also winks at BohemianParody in the stinger.
* MamaBear: An accident of Discord's gone wrong causes an un-Awake Ditzy to declare her intent to move out of Ponyville and take Dinky with her, rather than she her hurt again. Since Dinky is one of Ruby Pinch's few friends, this encourages Berry Punch to take her own steps to prevent it, by any means necessary. It eventually results in Berry being hospitalised by a pissed-off Ditzy.
* ManipulativeBastard: Celestai's attempts at this just don't work on Twilight or Big Macintosh.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay "I have been, and always shall be, your friend"]] was used in 73.14 and 85.13. It shows two things: [[spoiler: first, Sunset Shimmer started looping and second, the Awake Sunset Shimmer has the memory of the loop Twilight specifically went out of her way to befriend her]].
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Eventually Chrysalis learns about her un-Looping self marrying Sombra all those times, and is disturbed by the notion.
* MultipleChoicePast: Lyra, due to a glitch when she first starts Looping, obtains all possible memories every loop. [[spoiler:She ends up with multiple personality disorder due to this.]]
** For several loops, Twilight found out that Derpy/Ditzy/Bright Eyes' unique talent keeps changing: make bubbles, read minds, popping like a bubble (fatally), popping like a bubble (non-fatally), ''matter disintegration''... once she Awoke, she could ''switch'' between all of them.
* MusicalWorldHypothesis: The phenomena is known as "heartsong" and involves Equestria's magic somehow resonating with the singer. Some of the pony Loopers have developed their ability to do this at will, resulting in Pinkie Pie leading Hogwarts into a big song and dance number.
** Hilariously lampshaded by loop 52.12, where Celestia and Twilight have a song and dance number... centered around their angst at not being able to sing and dance ''normally''.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse Example. Applejack's attempt at making an alcoholic beverage out of potatoes. The end result was something that Twilight had to ascend to alicorn status to get her sight back after drinking it caused her to go blind, and quickly became know as 'potato acid' to all the loopers.
--> '''Applebloom:''' Ah've never made acid outta' potatoes before.
--> '''Applejack:''' ONE TIME! [[LampshadeHanging Y'all are never gonna let me live that down, are ya?]]
* NonSequiturThud: A common consequence of Trixie's StuffBlowingUp incidents.
-->“Trixie would like fries with that,” the blue unicorn muttered, and fell over.
* NoodleIncident: How Twilight first met and became friends with [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]]. We only know they experimented on "practcal applications on Nanoha's [[StuffBlowingUp Magic of]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Friendship]]" and the result was Twilight getting into a G3.5 loop as a result.
** Apparently at some point Twilight had an encounter with a tyrannical version of Queen Majesty, from G2. It obviously didn't go very well.
** Trixie would like to tell about the time when she learned how to make thermite, but she keeps getting hushed up. Or stops herself when Gilda shows up, suggesting that she was involved somehow.
* NoodleImplements: Par for the course in a series that references as many loop incidents as it actually depicts. For example, from Loop 30.4:
-->Nightmare Moon had been vanquished with a zebra potion, two pry bars and several metric tons of fruitcake.
* NoSell:
** While testing her potato acid, which caused Discord to burst into flames, Applejack hands it to Berry Punch. It doesn't do squat to her.
** Big Macintosh manages to lock [=CelestAI=] out, blocking her accessing his information even after what's implied to be several hundred tries.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Whenever you see Pinkie Pie serious, you know it's very important: like when explaining how dangerous can be misusing the Element of Laughter, or giving up on trying to make a party to [[spoiler:Ciaphas Cain[=/=]Candy Cane thus accepting he's terrified of her (to the point of giving him a "Get Out Of Party Free" coupon)]].
* OhNoNotAgain: Twilight's reaction to landing in a G3 or 3.5 loop. While not FateWorseThanDeath territory, she does ''not'' enjoy them. These seem to occur every time the previous loop terminates in an [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt unexpectedly energetic fashion]].
* {{Omniglot}}: Fluttershy eventually realizes that the Bearers of the Element of Kindness (herself, Chrysalis, and Silver Spoon) are able to speak and understand any language.
* PaperThinDisguise: In a Middle-Earth Loop, Applejack Loops in a regular horse. But she can still talk. Any time anyone notices, she borrows a page from [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Gaspode]] and says what a horse would normally do (Whinny, contended ear flick). It works every single time.
* PornStash: Zeus hid one of these in Sleipnir's Yggdrasil terminal, creating a Loop featuring an Equestria embodying clopfic and noted above under CrapsackWorld.
* {{Railroading}}: When the ponies Looped into the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' setting, every attempt they made to make the world LighterAndSofter ended in failure as they were dragged along TheStationsOfTheCanon, much to their chagrin. They finally succeeded in driving the plot OffTheRails at the Siege of Mechanicsburg... [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain only for Twilight to get struck by a bolt of lightning, prematurely ending the loop.]]]]
** In the baseline, no matter what Twilight does, her library always gets destroyed during Tirek's rampage. She's ''not'' happy about that.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In one Loop, Rainbow Dash unleashes a truly magnificent one on Spitfire for her hypocritical actions in ''Rainbow Falls'', while pretending to be completely innocent about the whole thing.
* RecursiveFanfiction: Loops include variations of ''Fanfic/PastSins'', the ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Lunaverse]]'' and ''Another Kind of Magic'' among others.
** One of Rarity's early Loops was a version of ''The Best Night Ever''. She was upset when Blueblood's CharacterDevelopment in that universe didn't take.
** In later chapters, the ponies have started encountering [=CelestAI=], from ''Friendship is Optimal''. They're disgusted and horrified by it.
** And of course, there's ''FanFic/TheConversionBureau'', but [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain we don't talk about those]].
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder:
-->'''Silver Spoon''': What do ''you'' all want?
-->'''Scootaloo''': Well, I personally want to revolutionize the field of aeronautics and join the Wonderbolts. I'm pretty sure Sweetie here wants to become a pop star, and Apple Bloom wants to build an army of robots to do her bidding.
-->'''Apple Bloom''': Not an army. Ah'd be fine with a small squad o' twelve, Ah'm not greedy.
-->'''Silver Spoon''': ...what?
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Or equinine. In one early Loop, Chrysalis is a robot operated by [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain the Brain]] in order to [[TakeOverTheWorld do what he does every night]].
* RunningGag: Many. Often they take the form of many short segments with different takes on the same scenario, separated by other segments.
** Applejack trying various means of getting Trenderhoof to lose interest in her right off the bat. Some work better than others.
** Rarity and Twilight Waking up in rather bizarre variants, leading Rarity to ask "Twilight, why are we X?" It's gotten to the point where Rarity starts doing it for no reason in order to troll Twilight. And of course, Pinkie lampshades it:
-->"Did somepony start a running gag without me? That's not nice."
** Luna coming up with bizarre ways to make her entrance in place of a Nightmare Moon attack.
** Celestia foisting off her royal duties onto someone else so she can go surfing, usually on the surface of the sun. This culminated in an incident where it took her less than 30 seconds to appoint the Elemental Harmony Gang as regents and flee out of sight... without checking to see if they were Awake first. (Most of them weren't.)
** Twilight asking what Ditzy's cutie mark is (and getting a different response every time)... which was then partially overtaken by scenes proceeding from the one in which [[spoiler:she popped like a soap bubble]].
** Twilight trying and failing to prevent Tirek from destroying her library.
** Cadence being obsessed with matchmaking [[spoiler: which it turns out she's been faking for a long time]].
** Trixie and her... ''fondness'' for explosions.
** Trixie trying to tell a story about thermite, just to be interrupted by Gilda.
** [[LordOfTheRings Darth Vader cannot simply walk into Equestria.]] So every time he shows up in a Fused Loop, he makes sure to make a BigEntrance.
* SanitySlippage: Cadance eventually admits that her love-obsession [[spoiler:was a genuine case of this, a long time ago, but she's gotten better about it.]]
** Pretty much everyone in a Sister Loop (I.e. a Loop where two Loopers awake in Celestia and Luna's roles) tends to go through this, and ends up on the moon. So far only Twilight, Big Macintosh, Ditzy have avoided the insanity part, and only Big Mac has avoided ending up on the moon at all (Twilight got stuck there by accident because of Ditzy).
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Twilight's response to Waking up in an Equestrian version of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. She tells Pinkie Pie to go full [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} Chaos Goddess]] of Partying on Canterlot, then takes off to go study the moons of the outer planets up close and personal for a year.
** Earlier, this was also her response to waking up as the title character in ''FanFic/TheUnexpectedLoveLifeOfDuskShine'' -- upon realizing that she/he was in a HaremComedy, she/he teleported herself/himself to the moon for the duration of the loop and let Trixie fill in for her/him.
** In an early fused loop with ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', when an Awake Sovereign realizes that Pinkie Pie is present, he quickly turns around and flees the galaxy.
* SharingABody: Some "mini-me" loops add the looper's mind to their unawake incarnation. The second "Princess Vespertine" loop (69.21 et seq.) is one example of this.
* ShoutOut: Rule One of Bureau Loops is ''[[Film/FightClub do not talk about the Bureau Loops]]''.
* ShowerOfAwkward: At the start of the Great Elevator Saga, the Mane Six [[ItMakesSenseInContext walk in (or rather, ride in) on Tirek taking a shower as their elevator teleports to random spots all over the multiverse.]]
* StatusQuoIsGod: On occasion, Twilight attempts to earn a ''different'' Cutie Mark than her starburst design. It ''never works.''
** Twilight's attempts to prevent her library from being blown up by Tirek are usually also doomed to failure. And even if she stops him from doing it himself, ''something'' will happen to destroy the library.
** No matter how hard the Crusaders try, they never get a Cutie Mark that lasts through the resets.
* StopWorshippingMe: After most of Equestria's loopers reached approximate parity with her (ascended to alicorn or achieved similar power levels), Celestia asked them to not swear by her name or Luna's. She suggested Trees as a substitute.
** UnusualEuphemism: This has led to the use of "Chlorophyll!" and other botanical terms as curses.
* StoryArc: A few of the longer loops are broken up into segments spread out over multiple loop collections.
* StuffBlowingUp: Standard Operating Procedure for Awake!Trixie after her ascension. The Awake iterations of the [=CMC=] membership also have their share of such events.
-->'''Twilight''' (to Trixie after the latter had been tinkering with nuclear fusion): And next time, stick to chemistry. In fact, if you ever start getting involved in nuclear physics again, I may extract a Pinkie Promise.
** One of the more over-the-top instances of that is pure unleaded NightmareFuel for anyone who knows the actual chemical substances being referred to (seriously, just Google them and be amazed. And freaked out.):
-->'''Twilight:''' You actually tried to dissolve FOOF[[note]]Aka 'dioxygen diflouride'[[/note]] in chlorine trifluoride?!? I had to drop half the lake and fifty tons of sand on it, and it even set fire to ''that'' until it ran out of liquid!
** Loop 118.1 reveals that Trixie can actually ''sense'' when and where an explosion is happening, so that she can see and judge it. Twilight is both impressed and disturbed by this.
** Upon discovering xenomorphs, the seaponies nuked the colony from orbit, and then -- to be sure -- glassed the rest of the planet, used a planet buster to destroy said planet, chucked the largest pieces into the sun, and then right before they left, destroyed the entire sun. All while happily singing.
** Also a characteristic of anything volatile enough to actually intoxicate an Equestrian dragon, given that their digestive systems are built to treat swallowing crushed rocks and magical crystals as easily as digesting applesauce.
-->'''Berry Punch:''' Drink it quickly before the ingredients eat through the magical stabilization. On a scale of one to ten, this thing has a shelf life of nope, it doesn't have a shelf life. And never, ever serve it to a pony – or really, anyone other than a real Equestrian dragon. Otherwise, the customer will explode. Then their remains will explode. Then, whatever is left will require Sparkle to hit it with another entire lake bed before it makes the surrounding area unlivable.
* SupremeChef: or Mixologist. Berry Punch has concocted a combination of volatile chemicals and flavorings that Spike declared to be the best thing he's ever tasted. She's also pretty damn good with regular ethanol-based drinks.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Almost every alicorn has one. Twilight Lampshades this.
-->"Congratulations on joining the alicorn club, it helps if you've thought of your evil self beforehand.”
* TakeOverTheWorld: Pinkie can in fact do this, with parties. Twilight insists that no-one need know how.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Lemon Rush and Candy Cane (otherwise known as Leman Russ and Ciaphas Cane)'s reaction to seeing the Cutie Mark Chaos Gods again in Loop 84.20.
* TransformationTrinket: In order to re-ascend, ponies that have achieved alicornhood in previous loops need access to a magical artifact of similar power to the one that catalyzed their initial Ascension. (Most such artifacts are soul-bonded, so this isn't much of an issue, but a few ponies have to use more 'generic' items.)
* TropeCodifier: Innortal may have started the loops, but this series does more exploring of the rules.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse case. As sometimes the loops feature some variations from the usual baseline, it's possible some loops to feature this. Twilight has been visibly affected by two loops this way.
** In one case, Celestia was as kind, caring as loving as usual, but also a slaver who set her mark on all ponies to keep them in control, with the side effect of not allowing them to get their own cutie marks (along with an emotional suppressor designed to stop them getting rebellious, and several nasty tracking spells). Even if [[spoiler:she and her Awake friends had to banish Celestia and Nightmare Moon to the moon]] Twilight still feels she failed Awake!Celestia that loop.
** In the [[NoodleIncident "Molestia"]] loop, Twilight was the target of rape of all many ponies including the non-looping versions of her family and friends. It was enough to give her an HeroicBSOD.
* UnwantedFalseFaith: Ditzy's Sister Loop eventually has a cult dedicated to her, led by a former student of Twilight's. It caused one of the few times the Awake Ditzy has actually been angry.
* UpperClassTwit: Prince Blueblood. How much of a twit he is tends to vary. In one of her early Loops, Rarity struck up a relationship with him, in a FanFic/ThisPlatinumCrown-style universe, only for everything to reset with the next Loop. In Turning the Tables, he turns out to have HiddenDepths.
* WeddingDay: The multi-contributor, 2-parter published between compilations 50 and 51, covering the wedding of [[spoiler:Spike and Rarity]].
* WhamEpisode: Loop 45.11. Everything's going fine, Twilight's planning some antics for later, and then '''*CRACK*'''. The Crash happens.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Happens to Mayor Mare in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Spike or Rarity's]] pre-wedding parties (it isn't specified which one she had attended).
** In the loop where the Reserve Element Bearers (Spike, Chrysalis, Trixie, Zecora, Gilda and Berry Punch) fill in for the regular ones, Berry gets volunteered to handle [=UnAwake=] Discord's reforming, which she does via getting them both drunk and waking up cuddled to each other the next morning. [[spoiler: Then it turns out Discord Awoke long enough near the end of the loop to get his memories of this relationship, leading to them being an actual, continuous couple.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: After a particularly traumatizing loop, Applejack developed a fear of seaponies. Twilight eventually makes her spend time with Lyra (a disguised seapony in at least one loop) in order to help her get over it.
** Twilight suspects that whoever or whatever's in charge of the loops invokes this trope intentionally, as she herself was put in increasingly snakey situations until she got over her own fear of snakes.
** Confirmed in later loops where we see that if Sleipnir thinks a Looper is starting down a psychological death spiral, he'll schedule them for a Fused Loop wherever he thinks best suited to snap them out of it.
* WildTeenParty: "Daughters" loops (when the Ascended CMC are the daughters of Queen Twilight) tend to have a mild version of this as the normal Canterlot social scene after the Queen Mother decides to take her 1000-year sabbatical. (There is typically prodigious alcohol consumption along with a heightened culinary scene and active night-life.) Losing track of the years and suddenly realizing that Mom -- or in one case, Dad -- is due to show up produces the expected hilarity.
* YouCantFightFate: No matter what Twilight does, no matter how many precautions she takes, her library gets destroyed when Tirek escapes. Later on, Ditzy proves that the only thing that can avert this sequence of events is the usage of powers explicitly designed to violate ''narrative causality''.
** Alternately, one loop where the library was made Twilight-Proof worked. Then it wasn't HER library. Simply moving, however, does not work.
* YourHeadASplode: Happen to Twilight (two times) after get an explanation of how the Pinkie Sense works.
** It happens to The Doctor, when they looped as Daleks and decided to be benevolent. He just couldn't handle the shock.
* ZombieApocalypse: One accidental misspelling resulted in the creation of Zombra, and his horde of zonpies. Twilight quickly gets fed up of it and unleashes a Starlight Breaker on the entire horde.
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[[folder:Nickelodeon Loops]]
* EldritchLocation: Mrs. Bitters, plus "Skool" equals... no, screw it. DontAskJustRun
* FriendlyEnemy: Being mostly PG and G rated, almost all of the villains in these loops tend to either reform or end up staying evil for the fun of it. Can occasionally become GoKartingWithBowser.
* HomosexualReproduction: During one loop, Suyin Beifong's 'father' was '''Azula'''. Apparently, the entire Metal Clan was made up of [[{{Yandere}} Yanderes]] that loop.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This compilations encompases every cartoon that ever aired on the network, including, but not limited to: Both [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra series]], [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob]], WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents, WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, and many many more.
* OfficialCouple: Korra and Asami.
* WeakButSkilled: Dib, from WesternAnimation/InvaderZim. He's an incredible detective and an anchor... but the Irken's have war experience, numbers, and a general lack of drive to conquer the earth, so he has to let them do as they please.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Pokémon Loops]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In one Pokémon Special Loop, Crystal has already caught every single Pokémon ''ever'' (and a few that were supposed to be extinct) by the time Red has woken up.
* AuthorAppeal: Actually inverted. Several types of loops are deliberately discouraged, mostly because the main author is not a fan of DarkerAndEdgier works for the sake of them.
* BerserkButton: Dio Brando is one for Pikachu. The first time they met, Dio killed Ash. The second time, Pikachu dealt him his worst defeat yet as a looper
* BeyondTheImpossible: Gary's Blastoise can use Spiral Power. Neither Gray nor his Blastoise has been to Gurren Laggan.
* [[GrievousHarmWithABody Grievous Harm With A Goat]]: Oshawott once used the Goat Simulator Goat in place of his razor shell to fight Mass Produced EVA'S.
* HeroicBSOD: Red's reaction to being shown up by Crystal at the beginning of a Loop.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: The general reaction to a Pokewars variant loop, and quite possible TheSunSoul variants as well.
* TheMentor: Ash has spent entire loops mentoring non-awake versions of his friends, such as Morrison.
* OneSteveLimit: Discussed in the Thread as a reason to give the Pokémon Loopers names. Currently there are two males from the Charmander Line, two males from the Squirtle Line with another expected, One male and one Female Pikachu with at least one more expected, Two Males from the Chimchar Line, and two males from the Piplup Line. The result of the discussion: inconclusive. This is however played straight with Legendary Pokemon, who have a OneSteveLimit loop wise.
* RealityBreakingParadox: In some loops, there can only be one Arceus. Adding a second Arceus, such as by use of [[Franchise/{{Ben10}} Omnitrix]], has this as a major risk.
* RetGone: An interesting example in [[spoiler: Ash's Father]]. He still exists but no one can remember [[TheFaceless any distinguishing features]].
* TopGod: Togepi often Loops in as the Arceus that created everything or a baby Arceus.
* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse. There have been loops where certain characters, such as Edward Elric and Eren Yaeger point out the moral question of Pokemon battles during fused loops where their loved ones (Alphone and Mikasa) are turned into a Golett and Ralts respectively.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney Loops]]
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Professor Layton, of course.
* BadassBureaucrat: Phoenix Wright, Looping Attorney at Law.
* ClearTheirName: Phoenix's specialty in and out of the loops: setting the truth on the table and helping the innocent walk free. Notably, he also does this with loopers, such as Jeremy Fitzgerald from Five Nights At Freddy's.
* NotHisSled: When Phoenix and Apollo defend Mario against charges of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine vandalizing Isle Delfino]], they manage to get a confession in court from Bowser Jr. that he stole the paintbrush used in the vandalism. Except Bowser Jr. [[NotMeThisTime reveals that just after he got the paintbrush, it and his Shadow Mario transforming bandanna were stolen from him]], meaning someone else is framing Mario.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Phoenix's very first loop snippet establishes his drive to do this, in which he totally averts the Dark Age of the Law. In the next, he saves Mia's life.
* TheChewToy: Poor Phoenix...
** And of course, when it's not Phoenix, it's Apollo.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: RWBY Loops]]
* DeathIsCheap: Demonstrated with Ruby in her first loop. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Getting run through will do that to ya]].
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Cinder's big plan has been lost to the ravages of time.
** To a lesser degree, the exact relationship between Raven Branwen and Yang [[spoiler: and Neo]] is wholly lost as well.
* [[NonStandardCharacterDesign Non Standard Looper Awakening]]: For [[TrueCompanions some reason]] all of the loopers who have been activated so far have activated in pairs, the only exceptions being Ruby and Weiss. This is true for Blake and Yang, Jaune and Pyrrha, Ren and Nora [[spoiler: Roman and Neo, Zwei and Ozpin...]]
* ObliviousToLove: Team JNPR. Dear god...
* StatusQuoIsGod: Violently averted. Ruby's first loop has her learning that Cinder is the big bad, almost immediately. [[spoiler: Roman and Neo, who are villains, start looping by mistake quite early on]]. Plans are also in place to seal up the romantic issues with Team JNPR...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shin Megami Tensei / Persona Loops]]
* BigBad: YHWH for the SMT loopers, and somewhat of an ArcVillain for the rest of Yggdrasil. Absolutely no one, looping or otherwise, that knows of him likes him, not even his followers, who are more so loyal to his ideas than to him. He is also one of the most powerful non-looping entities in existence, and seemingly is able to influence his Branch's code enough to where he is able to prevent one major figure in Amala from Looping.[[spoiler: In the upcoming wedding between Nyx Sparkle and Leman Russ, he and his army are strong and numerous enough that he manages to give all members of the Original 7, plus every other looper in existance a reasonably difficult time.]] Thankfully, he is completely bound to Amala and is only able to face other loopers in fused loops.
* CrapsackWorld: By default. The SMT universe was hit pretty badly by the event that broke Yggdrasil, and YHVH's code was badly warped, meaning it is incapable of being anything less than utterly insane and omnicidal. Doesn't apply to Persona which avoided the damage.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Continuing SMT's [[DeconstructorFleet grand old tradition]] of tearing every trope it can to shreds, Naoki's early Loops do this to the ''[[UpToEleven very setting itself.]]'' It turns out that living the same few days of your life over and over and never being able to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt avert]] [[KillEmAll anything]] you [[ViciousCycle experienced]] the first time around in any permanent way does '''not''' sit well with [[IronWoobie some people.]]
* {{Futureshadowing}}: Several other Loops cross-posted to other Loop threads, such as the Pokemon and MLP Loops, hint at ''something'' happening between [[ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne Naoki]] and the ponies. Whatever it was, it led to some severe strain between them.
** Has been somewhat explained since then: [[spoiler:After suffering a particularly bad [[FanFic/TheConversionBureau Bureau]] Loop and then Looping into Equestria, Naoki is left so enraged by its SugarBowl setting (vs. the CrapsackWorld that he has to live in) that he all but ''lets'' himself be possessed by the Nightmare Force. He then goes on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murderous killing spree]] over the course of several dozens of Loops, before he finally returns to his senses. Worse yet, his Shadow, the entity largely responsible for said rampage, is frighteningly intelligent and determined to ensure he will always be met with violence (as he can't be killed, normally the Shadow's goal), purposely enraging the ponies with excessively sadistic displays of power to have Naoki labeled a MLE.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Rarity wound up one of the Bel demons when she looped in one time. Why? Because her name is frequently Rarity ''Belle''.
* StuffBlowingUp: Apparently the "unorthodox" methods of solving the lockdown problem tend to lead to this, much to Yuzu's annoyance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shonen Jump Loops]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It's ''Shonen Jump''.
* TheDreaded: ''One Piece'', seeing as anyone who Loops there always ends up as a pirate with an awesome RedBaron and a ridiculously high bounty. The local loopers really get into this, as them Awakening generally means they are already the most powerful pirate crew in the world who are about to have a ''lot'' of crazy adventures.
* SurrealHumor: The ''Manga/BoBoBoBoBoBoBo'' loops are, unsurprisingly, this. One particularly notable snippet involved [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] defeating [=BoBoBo=] and crew with [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext his abs.]]
* TrueCompanions: The ''One Piece'' loopers. They had ten Loopers before they even had ten ''Loops'', and while the Awakening rate slowed considerably after that, they all value their unAwake friends to a high degree.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Skullgirls Loops]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Peacock and Marie. Although they idea of romance is somewhat twisted.
* ComedicSociopathy: Peacock. And to a lesser degree Marie.
* ComicRolePlay: Peacock pretending to be Umbrella's new father, while Marie was the Mother.
* IAmAMonster: Carol entire persona before Big Band, Dick Grayson (as Batman), and a young Raven helped her.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Although she is now better, Carol still yearns for this.
* OnlySaneMan: Big Band. And to a lesser degree Parasoul.
* PaintingTheFourthWall: Skullgirl Loopers tend to loop as characters based on their Palette swaps (Filla for example has looped in as Magneto and Fiona the Human)
* RunningGag: Peacock crashing vehicles into different stores, much to Parasoul's chagrin.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sly Cooper Loops]]
* BeyondTheImpossible: Carmen Sandiego once stole the Cooper Gang's jobs, and forced them to join the police to get them back. Then again, considering what heists Carmen has pulled in her baseline...
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Anchor and primary Loopers of this universe are a gang of thieves (albeit moral ones) and their leader's love-interest. Make of that what you will.
* BreakTheHaughty: Penelope. A deliberate set-up by Themis (Greek goddess of Justice, and the Sly Loops' admin), forcing her to (re-)live through the consequences of her FaceHeelTurn over and over again, essentially invoking Setsuna Syndrome, until regret drives her back onto the side of the Cooper Gang.
** Themis seems to be fond of this as she does it again to Neyla, only this time is was repeatedly reliving her time as Clock-La.
* BrickJoke: Carmelita threatens to put Sly in the belly dancer costume, the next time they have a {{Rule 63}} Loop. Guess what happens several Loops later?
--> '''"Sylvia" Cooper:''' "Hey, don't get angry just because I wear this better than you."
* CanonDiscontinuity: The Fiendish Shadows Arc. Sly and Carmelita Awake to find themselves in a Variant Loop where he was sent to a different orphanage than in the Baseline. Thus, Sly never met Bentley and Murray as a child, and the latter two were eventually adopted by Raleigh and Mz Ruby respectively. Officially rendered non-canon and removed from the Compilations due to creative differences resulting in the Loop's writer leaving the thread, as well as a generally convoluted plot, alongside low quality.
* DemonicPossession: When Clockwerk's Hate Chip is destroyed, his spirit goes after the nearest font of negative emotion. If there isn't enough nearby, he dies for real.
* TheDreaded: Clue Bottles. The gang has such an aversion to the damned things that they groan at the mere mention of them. It doesn't help that they have to collect them all every Loop.
* HappilyMarried: Sly and Carmelita after one trip to ancient Egypt. This causes a few eyebrows to be raised.
* GenreSavvy: Gang in Time!Panda King, full stop.
* GravityMaster: Sly and Carmelita, courtesy of a VideoGame/GravityRush Loop early on. It quickly becomes a RunningGag that Bentley has to turn off the chase-cam when they do this, or risk vertigo.
* KiManipulation: Sly picks up Haki after a trip to Manga/OnePiece.
* TheLancer: Carmelita.
* SelfDestructButton: The Cooper Gang develops one that works on Clockwerk's Hate Chip.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The gang goes out of their way to try and prevent Bentley from being paralyzed. Most of the time, they even succeed.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: When Murray Awakens for the first time, he inflicts this on himself by exclaiming how Bentley can walk again. Sly then asks Murray questions an Unawake Murray wouldn't know.
* StoryArc: Gang in Time, a loop where Sly was inspired by Henrietta One-Eye Cooper and made canes for the Cooper Gang, ultimately resulting in Penelope not betraying the gang. When the LeParadox incident does occur however, it's worse than usual, resulting in the entire Gang splitting into two groups for an adventure through time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Spyro the Dragon Loops]]
* TheAlcoholic: Ihy, the admin of both Spyro loops, is this. PlayedForLaughs of course. Though, as a result, some rather ''odd'' loop variations tend to pop up frequently.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: How Legends Spyro views Classic Spyro, despite the fact that, because his universe was created first, Classic Spyro is technically older than Legends Spyro.
** Zigzagged. ''The Legend of Spyro'' and ''Spyro the Dragon'' Loops both activated at the same time. And the ''Legend's'' Loop lasts four years on average while the ''Classic'' Loop lasts three years on average, thus Legend's is older in actual ''age''.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: During the night when the Spyros finally reconcile over [[spoiler: the massive near death match they got into]], Legend is telling Classic about how crummy his loops usually are because WarIsHell. Though Classic understands, he does bring up the valid point over why he isn't taking the chance to have a little fun in the current peaceful variant they're in. Legend pauses for a few second to think about it, but eventually brushes it off as him having a hard time adjusting to finding out he has a counterpart that is basically his complete opposite in every way. He slowly does begin to lighten up a bit after this though.
* BadDreams: Rather important during Legend and Classic's First fused Loop together, they have to keep Legend's dreams awave from their DreamWeaver mother. [[spoiler: Otherwise, she'd know enough to question their injuries further, potentially [[SpottingTheThread revealing]] their duel to the death. Half Fever dreams/ half memories are also the first idea of ''why'' [[TheInsomniac Malefor]] is so messed up during the Loop.]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Though it started off as simply a bad dream that Classic joined Legend in to fend off [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Spyro]], it eventually headed this way as Legend's fight with Dark Spyro slowly begins to take it's toll on his real world body, the mental strain causing him to start coughing up blood. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Legend and Dark eventually come to an understanding before anything ''too'' serious happened to him.]]
* BroadStrokes: A few things after the post Insomniac trilogy for the Classic Spyro verse are treated as such. For example, the general [=OOCness=] from everyone during the events of VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail is {{Handwaved}} as the side effect of the dark gems.
* CelibateHero: Classic Spyro. He treats love like a sickness, and is absolutely ''horrified'' when he finds out his Legends counterpart is in a relationship with Cynder.
* ControlFreak: Legends Spyro had this problem at first, partly because of [[WarIsHell what his baseline's like]]. He didn't like usual looper shenanigans, and his main goal was (and still is) trying to stop the war earlier than normal, and keeping unawake baseline Cynder from becoming the 'Terror of the Skies'. The main reason he and his Classic counterpart butted heads so much at first was because of this mentality. Thankfully, he's more or less developed out of this mentality now.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: After managing to win a day spent at the arcade, Ember decides to get back at Classic Spyro for leaving her in the dark about the loops for several early loops straight by forcing him to carry the giant pink panda she won all the way home. Turns out that was only half of it though, because as a result a lot of the people they pass by end up mistaking Spyro for Ember's boyfriend, much to his dismay.
--> ''"[[ShesNotMyGirlFriend But I'm not her boyfriend!]] Ember, tell her!"''
--> ''Instead, the pink dragoness shrugged, put on a reserved smile, and kept silent. Ah, revenge was most certainly a dish best served cold.''
* {{Deconstruction}}: The arc where Classic and Legends first meet each other touches upon this slightly, especially when [[spoiler: Legends goes [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark]].]] Legends does not gloss over the fact that just how much pressure people putting all their faith into TheChosenOne can mess with said ones mental state, especially when they're [[KidHero barely into]] [[ChildSoldiers their early teens]] at the time. It also goes into what it means to be TheHero, and whether or not they truly exist when [[spoiler: Dark Spyro]] begins to verbally deconstruct Classic's adventures in the Dragon Realms.
* ElementalBarrier: In order to navigate around the magma battle field [[spoiler: Dark Spyro]] caused, Classic uses a combination of his water element and magic to create a water barrier to cool the lava beneath him when he teleports, his magic keeping said water shield from boiling him alive. [[spoiler: It quickly comes back to bite him in the tail though when Dark Legends discovers his combo elements can get passed the magical layer around the shield, and thus uses his steam (Fire+Ice) element in an attempt to boil Classic alive.]]
* EpicFail: Legends Sparx' attempt at 'training' dragons when he and Legends Spyro looped into the WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon verse. We don't see what happened, but apparently he was so bad that the end result was ''[[UpToEleven every single dragon on Berk attacking the village at once.]]''
* EvilVSEvil: Classic Spyro spent a few loops trying, and eventually succeeding, to get Gnasty Gnorc and Ripto to fight each other.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Any and all attempts to disrupt the interview at the start of the Classic loop that leads to Gnasty turning the dragons to stone. Even when the characters out right try ''praising'' him, he ''still'' turns the dragons to stone.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Nearly all the Legends characters are this, due to their loop being set in the medieval times. In his first fused loop with the Classic verse, Legends Spyro ended up blowing up a sprinkler because it surprised him.
* GodGuise: Legends Sparx manages to pull this off to the Atlawas village during a loop. It involved [[NoodleImplements several hundred loops, cleaver and witty word play, making sure he did it when Spyro and Cynder couldn't stop him, and a whole mess of whole mess of wires]] for him to pull off.
* HeroicBSOD: Cynder goes through one during the earlier loops, due to having to relive her time as 'Terror of the Skies' six times. She's slowly getting better.
** Happens to Classic during an argument over whether or not Heroes exist. [[spoiler: [[JustAsPlanned Which was Dark Spyro's intention all along.]] And he would have completely succeeded if it weren't for [[SpannerInTheWorks Sparx and Hunter.]]]]
* ItMakesSenseInContext: "[[OhCrap Ripto found the spork!]]"
* MyGreatestFailure: After the loop where he replaced Ignitus, Legends Spyro feels this way after he failed to stop the temple raid, taking it even harder than the guardians due to the fact that even with the skills he built up over the loops he couldn't stop the apes from slipping through.
** Classic gained one as well: [[spoiler: Nearly drowning/boiling Legends alive! ...Actually both Spyros seem to treat their fight as this.]]
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: PlayedForDrama when Classic Spyro [[spoiler: attempts to drown Dark Legends Spyro when the latter attempted to boil him alive.]] The only thought that ran through Classic's mind when it happened was to survive no matter what, and when he came to he was utterly ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]]'' by what he attempted to do. Most disturbingly, [[spoiler: Dark Legends]] is actually ''[[BloodKnight thrilled]]'' by [[spoiler: Classics attempt to kill him]], taking it as sign that Classic may be a "true dragon" after all.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Nice job disguising yourself and busting out of an egg in front of Legends after a loop where he failed to stop the temple raid, Classic. That really did ''wonders'' [[UnstoppableRage on his]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide disposition]].]]
* NoodleImplements: Used to the point where it's practically a RunningGag.
* NotSoDifferent: Frequently, given the fact that there are two realms. Despite how much they butt heads, both Spyros tend to show that despite their differences they the same in many ways, and frequently share common interests. For example, they both think {{Humongous Mecha}}'s are cool, even though Legend [[ClosetGeek won't admit it in front of Cynder and his Sparx.]]
** Despite how Legend Sparx' comments tend to annoy him, Classic Sparx tends to be just as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], if not even ''more'' so, as his counterpart.
* OneSteveLimit: Invoked when the two Spyros and Sparx' finally met each other. In order to avoid confusion, the adopt the code names of their universes. 'Classic' for the classic Spyro verses and 'Legends' of the Legend of Spyro verse.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: How the Spyros viewed each other at first. After some mishaps, a rather out of hand battle, and [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext some unintentional murder attempts,]]]] they eventually started warming up to each other and begin to view each other like brothers... though they still have their moments.
** This is Classic Sparx' general view of Legend Sparx.
* OwMyBodyPart: A random person ends up yelling this after Classic and Ember drop a ceramic mug out the window to see how far it would bounce off the ground with a reflect spell up.
--> ''"MY LEG!"''
* RedOniBlueOni: Classic Spyro and Legends Spyro. Classic is the mischievous, carefree red oni whose motto is "[[IndyPloy make it up and try new things as you go along]]", while Legends is the serious, respectful blue oni who prefers keeping to what his guardians taught him when in battle.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Somewhat surprisingly given his ''[[TheAlcoholic other]]'' defining trait, Ihy. He would like to help Legend's improve his baseline, but doing so would go against his job, because then the Admins would have to do it for ''everybody'' who doesn't have a perfect baseline, and that would take ''way'' too much power. [[spoiler: ...Unless there was a way to prevent a precedent...]]
** As it turns out Ihy's already in hot water with the other Admins for preemptively doing the Legend's Loopers a favor. Specifically: [[spoiler: He altered the ''Legend of Spyro'' Baseline so that Cynder's transformation happens after the Loop begins, so that she would have a chance at [[DamselinDistress being rescued]] or [[DamselOutOfDistress rescuing herself.]]]]
* RoadBlock: Cynder and Ember come upon one when attempting to reach the park where the battle between the two Spyros is going on. Cynder attempts to bypass it by flying high enough into the air... only to [[RuleOfFunny encounter a group of dragons holding road blocks in the air.]] The absurdity is not lost on her.
--> '''Cynder:''' Oh ''come on!!''
* RunningGag: The use of NoodleImplements when explaining how something was pulled off or a previous loop.
** Loopers finding Malefor's title of 'The Dark Master' [[TakeThat incredibly generic.]]
** The Legend dragons wondering why Classic dragons eat bread.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Legend Spyro, Cynder, and Legend Sparx say something to this effect during a loop were twenty something 'ancient evil's pop up in Malefor's lair. Thankfully, the problem [[EvilVersusEvil ends up taking care of itself.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Usually nine times out of ten in the loop variants he actually appears in, Malefor tends to spend a greater part of them sealed away in ''something''. Besides Legend verse baseline where he's trapped in convexity, the first fused loop between the Classic and Legend verse [[spoiler: where a rogue admin hacked him back into the loop after Ihy wrote him out,]] he was sealed away for a greater part of it until [[spoiler: Ripto]] discovered what he was sealed in and broke it. [[spoiler: It was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext spo]][[InsistentTerminology rk]], by the way.]]
* SelfImposedChallenge: Classic Spyro went through several runs of his loop using only one element each, from fire, to ice, to even ''bubbles''.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Over all, the Spyro loops are structured rather differently in comparison to the rest of the loops, being a lot more story and character focused, with gag and more humor oriented loops often ending up as 'filler chapters'. There are also 'mega-arcs' that take up entire chapters by themselves instead of being snippet based like other arcs. On top of all that, the [[WordOfGod head author himself]] has stated he wants to give something resembling an 'end' to this branch of the loops once he feels like the quality starts to decline, even if he can't fully end it due to it likely messing with the loops as a whole.
* SpeedRun: Legends Spyro did this in one of his earlier loops in an attempt to free a non-awake Cynder from her 'Terror of the Skies' form earlier than usual.
* ShoutOut: When Classic is trying to think of ways to help Legend's relax after a nightmare, (if only so their DreamWalker mother doesn't find out about their fight the previous day) Classic tries to teach his brother about video games. After spending a few seconds trying to find one that wouldn't accidently give Legend ''more'' nightmare fuel, he eventually decides on playing [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dyson Super Star]].
** Legend uses a pulls a golem to him with a yell of, [[VideoGame/MortalKombat "Get over here!"]]
** Then with his claws sparking with electricity, he tells Hunter that [[VideoGame/MetalGearRising This is our normal."]]
** The medical spell book that Classic reads through to find a spell to heal his and Legend's wounds is mention being named [[Series/GreysAnatomy Drake's Anatomy]]
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Both Legends Spyro and Cynder have this, thanks to their baseline. So far, only Legends has popped up thanks to [[spoiler: Classic Spyro [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unintentionally reminding Legends how he failed to stop the temple raid when he looped in as Ignitus]] during their battle.]]
* SwissArmySuperpower: Classic is ''really'' good at using his powers in unconventional ways, as well as coming up with unconventional ways for ''others'' to use their powers. To put it in his own words...
--> '''Classic:''' ''One of the elements I possess is bubble. It sounds fairly useless, and I use to think that way too. However, while most people would just view them as [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless bubbles]], '''I''' view them as [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower flaming bubble bombs!]]''
* TakeOurWordForIt: When Ember is explaining how she learned [[DonutMessWithACop donuts distract cops]], she mentions a loop that involved "[[NoodleImplements several cops setting up a strict five PM curfew, some shenanigans involving a giant nutty bar, and a lot soap]]". Seeing Cynders (understandably) dumbfounded expression, Ember says something to this effect.
--> '''Ember:''' Trust me. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext It makes about as much sense being there as I'm explaining it.]]
* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Cynder's baseline is treated this way by the Legend's Loopers when they have their first fused Loop with the Classic Characters. [[spoiler: Even after Legends and Cynder explain this part of the past to Classic and Ember, conversations about it are still very awkward affairs.]]
** What happened near the end of the first day of the First Fused Loop between Classic and Legends.
* ThirtySuePileUp: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] during a loop where thirty something {{Big Bad Wanna Be}}s pop up at Malefor's lairs during the tail end of the loop. Naturally, ThereCanOnlyBeOne, so the problem ends up taking care of itself. The caption for the snip points out that this is what ''should'' happen with all the ancient evil {{Big Bad}}s plaguing the Spyro FanFiction achieve.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse example. Legend Spyro finds dragons from the Classic verse's double joints (which allows them to stand on two legs, use their forelegs like arms, and shift one of their claws to work like an opposable thumb) as such. When he finds out the time loop allow him do this too in loops where Classic's world is involved in some way, he instantly resolves to ''never'' use them because of this trope. (Or at least try to avoid using them when he can.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Star Wars Loops]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: The Sith Lord title tends to get tossed around without a care in the world by Variant Loops, with Sith versions of Padme, Shmi, Clovis and Jar Jar being encountered several times, and evil versions of other characters, like Kit Fisto, Mace Windu and even Spongebob also mentioned in passing. Anakin even comments that he has an above average amount of said loops
** AdaptationalHeroism: However, he also mentions some good variants of in universe Sith, such as [[WaltDisney Walt Dooku]] and a heroic, [[GloriousMotherRussia Russian Grievous makes a brief appearance]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Bariss variant looping, upon gaining some memories from Anakin and finding out about the loops, expresses shock at Palpatine being the Sith Lord, that Anakin became his apprentice, that she goes crazy and bombs the temple, and that Anakin is married to and will have kids with Senator Amidala. Anakin expresses concern that the last is what shocks her the most.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Book of the Variant Sith, possibly.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: During the [=EleVader=] arc, Deadpool shows up, comments on the fact that the [=EleVader=] arc is a repeat of the MLP elevator episode, how the canon is being reset again and it's happening in the Marvel world too, and the many oddities of the floors.
* BreakTheHaughty: Grand Moff Tarkin is thoroughly broken after the [=EleVader=].
* BreathWeapon: Sith Jar Jar, for reasons yet unknown, breathes fire.
* BrickJoke: The possibility of Palpatine being a looper. It was briefly brought up a few times in two separate loops, before the Nut Admin snip revealed this is actually all but going to happen.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Luke decided early on in the loops he would work to avoid this, in the same vein he would work to prevent things like his wife's death and Jacen's fall to the dark side.
** During the [=EleVader=] arc, Leia and Vader are forced to watch Luke and Leia get married. It's not fun.
* CallBack: During the Innortal Loops, it was once commented by Naruto that ''If you ever have a metal cube call the All Spark, never drop it on something called the Death Star''. It was later shown why this is the case here, several years later. Long story short it wound up creating an Autobot Death Star and a Decepticon Death Star and they fought..... It did not end well.
** Call backs, generally playing as a sort of ChekhovsArmoury, are used in the Star Wars loops as a sort of canon. Several items and people reoccur or re mentioned again somewhat regularly, including Anakin's Evangelion, a Claw Machine Padme Doll and a Lightsaber Chainsaw. This also ties into elements from other loops the main author has written for other parts of the loop canon.
* CanadaEh: Apparently Obi-Wan is fond of Canada and prefers it to the United States.
* CloningGambit: Anakin once managed to arrange things so that the clone army didn't use Jango Fett as a template. They used Pinkie Pie instead. Much to Obi-Wan's horror. Other clone armies have appeared, including ones made up of Squirrels and Rei Ayanami Clones.
* CriminalDoppelganger: Despite sharing very little physical similarities with it, Yuuno is mistaken for Kyubey by a pair of Stormtroopers, much to Anakin's dread.
--> "I suppose Nanoha and Fate are looking for you. Best to return you before they come and destroy one of my fleets again."
* [[EarthShatteringKaboom Coruscant Shattering Kaboom]] As Darth Vader, Anakin has blown up Coruscant....to contain the ZombieApocalypse that was occurring there. [[NightmareFuel Apparently not doing this in a zombie apocalypse causes a GALAXY wide zombie plague]]. Other than this, Anakin generally works to avert this with Alderaan.
** The Force Spiral Bomb can pull this off as well.
* DiscontinuityNod: While technically all possible stories are canon to the loops in some form, a snip did suggest the events of StarWarsCloneWars are not 'baseline' (Read canon in real time). Similarly, WordOfGod and some earlier non Star Wars loops by the same author suggest that ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' are similarly not baseline.
** ''[[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial The Holiday Special]]'' is also referenced, though with in verse dislike.
* TheDreaded:
** The idea of a looping Sidious or Thrawn is this to the Star Wars loopers. In addition, they all seem to fear Haruhi for some reason.
** Unawake Dark Vader is still this to non-loopers, though loopers aren't too threaten by him unless he's Awake and [[UnstoppableRage sufficiently pissed off]] for some reason.
** Andrew Wells appears to be this for Anakin.
** NobodyDies Rei appears to be this for Obi-Wan.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Luke once experienced a literal 'Star Wars' loop, where he was actually a star.
** Sentient Captions.
** Several floors of the Elevator Saga were this way, including the ''Waste of Money'' Floor and the ''It Smells Like a Wet Wookie'' floor.
* FanBoy: Anakin has shown himself to be a fan of giant robots, such as Gundams, collecting both model and real ones, and has been shown to also collect star fighters. This hobby is also shared by Luke and Wedge Antilles.
* GenderBender: Anakin experiences a particularly unfun situation where he and "Annie" Skywalker meet.
** Eventually revisited during the [=EleVader=] arc. Annie shows up with a [[ChainsawGood Light-chainsaw.]]
* GenreRoulette: Loops in the Star Wars verse tend to have experimental loop types in them that differ from normal loops. Such loops include loops done in the style of a {{Toonami}} broadcast, loops done in the form of a Q&A and a loop written completely upside down.
* GenreSavvy: Anakin is well aware he can easily suffer from Sakura Syndrome, and so takes steps to prevent this. He also realizes that allowing himself to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] is a bad idea.
* GenreThrowback: The Star Wars loops, mostly due to being mostly written by one person (so far) who has admitted to having come into the loops from the original material and not being a Brony, are written in the more scene based style seen in the Innortal loops as oppose to the Narrative ones in the MLP and post MLP loops. However, it retains the continuity with the post Innortal quo and is not as prone to sexualization.
** This fact has been solidified by the unveiling of the fact that Anakin and Luke were among the first Anchors to go online after the Original 7, thus meaning that his story is more closer related to them than it is many of the others.
* GreatOffScreenWar: The Death Note War. Anakin was apparently involved...
* HappilyMarried: While it is closer to Innortal Canon than most loops in tone, it is heavily suggested that the loopers stay in their canon relationships, meaning that Han and Leia, Luke and Mara, and later Anakin and Padme are happily married looping couples.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During the EleVader arc, Palpatine tries to use his Force Lightning on Anakin, Leia, and Tarkin when [[ItMakesSenseInContext their elevator arrives inside his bathroom, where he is taking a bath]], but forgot that he was still in ''a pool of water'' at the time.
* JustForPun: The names of variant loop Sith Lords are all based on some level of reference of the character or their profession in question: Grendel being a reference to the monster's mother from Beowulf, Darth Orwellis being a reference to 1984's author and Darth Fury being a reference to SamuelLJackson playing the role of Nick Fury in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Jean Kirstein]] realizes that any elevator that include Anakin is automatically an ''[=EleVader=]''. Hence the references within this page.
** Several elements of this appeared during the Star Wars Elevator saga, including ''Pizza Hutt'' and ''Hutt Topic''.
* LargeHam: When stuck in the Vader suit, Anakin tends to ham it up. Also Kamina-Bariss, but then again, she was a Expy of Kamina.
** '''C-ZERO OF THE REBELLION!'''
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Anakin is able to tell that the 2003 Clone Wars series is different from the 2008 one, from animation to voice acting. Other times characters mention being able to see the scrawling text.
** The [=EleVader=] arc used this for comedy.
* [[LoveObstructingParents Love Obstructing Sith Lord]]: Anakin spends most of his time trying to get Han to stay away from Leia.
* MindScrew: The Elevator saga created several trippy floors.
** InterfaceScrew: Some of the floors of said saga were written in code and, in one case, upside down (at least during the beta process)
* MommasBoy: Anakin to Shmi. As Gendo found out the hard way when Anakin found out what's inside a Eva....
** InvertedTrope when Gendo Ikari has a run in with Leia during the EleVader arc: apparently he sealed Leia inside an Eva and forced her daughter, Jaina, to pilot it.
* MusicalEpisode: Anakin really, really, really doesn't like them.
* MythologyGag: The [=EleVader=] arc tosses a few around: floor 444 is 4.44 and has Gendo working on a giant Evangelion.
** Deadpool first appeared on Floor 616, the name of Marvel Earth.
** Floor 2319 was a [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc code for contamination by humans in Monsters Inc]].
** Floor 3000 was a [[WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000 Class of 3000]] reference.
** Floor 8888 is the Haruhi floor, referring to the Endless 8 plotline.
** The two floors shown between 9000 featured [[Manga/DragonBall Vegeta and Nappa, with the customary commentary once they got above the floor]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Darth Orwellis (Sith Padme), Darth Grendel (Sith Shmi), Darth Charybdis (Sith Jar Jar), Darth Lentic (Sith Kit Fitso), Darth Fury (Sith Mace Windu), Darth Ponzi (Sith Rush Clovis) and Darth Velociutus (Sith Jurassic Park Velociraptor)
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Barriss Offee ends up creating a Looping Sith Velociraptor after Looping into a version of Jurassic Park wherein all the dinosaurs are Force sensitive.
** Obi-Wan's attempt at setting up a 'Jedi Theocracy' loop was also this.
** Leia caused the Star Wars Elevator Saga.
* NoodleIncident: Like all loops, they are frequently brought up, though these points are often fleshed out in later loops rather often compared to other loops, even those all the way from Innortal's era. However, these can lead to new noodle incidents in their place.
--> "It's a long story, but involved a High School/Harem Fused Loop, three tons of pasta, and a bet gone horribly wrong"
* NoodleImplements: Mentioned during a loop where Anakin mentored [[NiceGuy Bariss]], where somehow she ended up becoming a female version of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]].
--> "All I did was de-train her from general Jedi stuffiness. Made her a bit less formal, gave her a sense of humor, introduced her to sugary soft drinks...and somehow that turned her into the daughter of either Kamina and Yoko, or Kamina and Haruhi"
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Anakin did not take well to Awakening into a loop alongside Darth Vader. Not ''as'', but ''next to''.
** And he hates his buxom female alternate, quite mutually..
* OhCrap: Expressed quite often by Obi-Wan Kenobi, generally due to Anakin.
--> "Oh dear."
** The non-looper Kit Fitso had one of his own during a fused loop when Anakin Skywalker was debating joining a Grey Jedi Order, and suggested to the council that the food at the temple might make or break his choice.
--> ""Damn, its meatloaf night"
** Leia and Anakin had this reaction when they realized they were going to have to suffer an Elevator Saga.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Sayaka Miki]] is referred to as being a sort of "Loop Ghost".
* OriginalCharacter: R1-BC, Deathtronus, Staronius, Sith Raptor/Velocitus. Notably at the present time, only Velocitus is looping due to technically being a pre existing character.
* PragmaticVillainy: Anakin during his first loop to the Original Trilogy, attempts to convince Tarkin not to blow up Alderaan due to the amount of money the planet gives the empire in taxation. It doesn't work, and Anakin then attempts to try and get him to spare it for its wine. Luckily [[SpannerInTheWorks Luke had already disabled the Death Star's laser]], so Anakin's failures did not cause the planet to be destroyed again.
* PowerPerversionPotential: It is off handily commented at one point that Luke and Mara ''use the force in ways that Mace Windu never intended''.
* PunchClockVillain: Anakin has been shown in some loops to play the villain in order to give loopers a level of entertainment they would not get from regular villains. This change in routine also helps loopers avoid insanity by giving them a change of pace.
* ReimaginingTheArtifact: The Grey Jedi Order, a concept seen originally in the Innortal shorts and mostly forgotten since the reimagining of the Infinite Loops, was brought back.
** Inverse, C-3PO works to do this with himself as a bartender, as his importance as a translator is becoming less needed in baseline.
* RetGone: Like Ash's father's name and face, the name of Yoda's species is lost to the loopers. As was Mara Jade's past, similarly unexplored in pre Disney canon.
* RuleOfFunny: Things seem to go horribly in the just the right way to make things worse for Anakin a lot of the time. If not him, Obi-Wan tends to take this role.
* RunningGag: [[LordOfTheRings Darth Vader cannot simply visit a planet.]] So he always makes as grandiose as possible an entrance when in Fused loops where the other loopers are on separate planets.
** Anakin's dislike for Han Solo being his Son in Law, prior to their [[FireForgedFriends Billy forged friendship]].
** Whenever Anakin teaches a padawan who isn't Ahsoka or one of his blood relatives, they will inadvertently have a strange twist in behavior for reasons Anakin cannot figure out.
** The non-looping Kit Fitso saying humorous lines about real life food.
** Anakin also seems to have a bad habit of being shot at with laser vision.
--> ''X character responded with laser vision''
** Loops mentioning Anakin being a Galactic Senator, and Obi-Wan reacting in horror.
** Punching Mace Windu in the face.
** Either unqualified or outright evil and or insane characters being elected Supreme Chancellor.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Anakin's reaction to any Sith Version of Padme or Shmi is to go as far away as possible from them, leaving them to the other loopers to deal with.
** He had similar reactions during loops where he had to deal with Jedi Master Yodude (Mace Windu with Yoda's head) and during a loop where he was a Rancor and the plot of the Prequel Trilogy was turned into a story about ''basketball'' instead of galactic conquest.
** He retired the minute he woke up moments before the [[Manga/OnePiece Battle of Marineford]].
* ShipTease: During a loop where Anakin mentored an unawake Bariss and Ahsoka, the two ended up in a relationship. The head writer of the Star Wars loops admits to shipping them, though this isn't normally the case in loop (due to a preference by the loops to avoid non-canon relationships), suggesting such a snip was simply an act of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Anakin Skywalker originally and still does make up the majority of Star Wars loops, mostly due to being the main writer's most familiar character. Over time, however, it's balanced out with loops focusing on Luke, Leia, Ahsoka, Bariss, Obi-Wan and others written by both said main writer and other writers are created.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Kamina-Bariss, a variant of Bariss who acts like Kamina, also dresses like him, but with a Yoko like bra.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Sith Jar Jar, who becomes a fire breathing, light saber Chakram wielding, [[VoiceOfTheLegion omni-evil voiced]] freak of nature that was able to kill Anakin, despite him being an experienced looper.
* TakeThat: Leia gave ThePrayerWarriors [[VillainProtagonist Jerry of Christ]] a dressing down in one loop.
** All the Star Wars loopers despise the Holiday Special.
** Anakin force shoving ChristopherColumbus into shark infested waters, and is implied to also have done something similar to AndrewJohnson.
** [[FanFic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way appears during the elevator saga]], leading to Tarkin going berserk and trying to shoot her (with Leia of all people agreeing with him).
** During a loop, Anakin notes among a gathering of Dark Lords/Chancellor candidates a number of politicians who opposed Padme as American President. Giving the author's comments on Padme as president, these are most likely meant to be Republicans.
** The Jedi Code and Council are frequently mocked in some way, shape, or form. This ranges from 'reason you stuck speeches', to tieing them up and trapping them in 'It's a Small World'.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Or more specifically Power: [[spoiler: Yoda was shown in possession of a Stand known as Asteroid Blues, unexpected due to the author's quite famous dislike of the looping JoJos]].
** Triclops cameos in the [=EleVader=] arc.
** Who'd ever expect [[spoiler: Count Dooku]] to loop?
* TheUnintelligible: Due to [[SamuraiJack Aku]], the Jedi Council spent an entire loop speaking this way. Anakin and Obi-Wan (Who was one of the Jedi affected) were not amused.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The [=EleVader=] arc has a few floors dedicated to otherwise mundane situations, such as a sauna, or one where [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji and Kaoru]] playing table tennis.
* WalkingTheEarth: Bariss Offee, as per being a Traveling Looper.
* WhamEpisode: The Star Wars loops holiday special (not that one) towards the end revealed [[spoiler: Sayaka Miki briefly appearing, despite having been reported to have been lost to her world's destruction]].
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: One loop the Jedi Council decided to use their brain waves to create droids to aid them, what followed were multiple Jedi ''{{Ultron}}''
->"Oh my stars! Ultron Jedi are everywhere! Run R2, run why you still can! Run!"
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: during Anakin's first confrontation with Waltz, anger for the fresh murder of Ahsoka clouded his battle strategies. As the author put it, ''Anger and good decisions don't correlate with Anakin.'']]
* YouDidntAsk: The exact reason why [[spoiler: Yoda never admitted to being a looper]], despite being present since literally the first chapter.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue and Pink Hair]]: Anakin actually notes the oddity of Sakura and Hinata's hair colors his first loop into the Naruto verse.
** This is also noted with [[spoiler: Sayaka Miki]]
* ZombieApocalypse:
** Apparently a few variant loops involving this have occurred during loops when Anakin is stuck in the Vader suit. Thankfully, [[DisabilitySuperpower Darth Vader is zombie proof]]
--->'''Darth Vader:''' You'd be surprised how having all your limbs cut off and being trapped in a metallic body suit can make you such a "perfect" Zombie hunter.
** Zombies also don't affect droids, [[Anime/SpaceDandy at least in this universe]], rendering 3PO surprisingly safe from them.
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[[folder:''The First Crash'']]
* AfterlifeExpress: The Hogwarts Express is the place where the Eva Loopers wake up after they Crash their home Loop.
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:All four of the Eva Loopers, at least before their first Fused Loop.]]
* ChainsawGood: Kaoru shows up with a chainsaw for shits and giggles.
* ChekhovsGun: A long-running one that was more CrypticBackgroundReference in the ''Innortal Loops'' than actual plot point is finally fired: [[HighConcept ''what did the Eva Loopers do to cause the first big Crash?'']]
* CurbStompBattle: Mass-Produced [=EVA=]s verses non-looping Asuka? Asuka gets slaughtered. Mass-Produced [=EVAs=] against a Looping Asuka, Rei, Shinji, ''and'' Kaoru? Bye bye, MP [=EVA=]s.
* DespairEventHorizon: Shinji, Kaoru, Rei, and Asuka had crossed this ages ago, and recount the tale to Looping Gendo to explain why it's a good idea not to cross it.
* DrivenToSuicide: The story is basically the account of what the Eva Loopers tried to make their ultimate suicide attempt. [[ForegoneConclusion Naturally, it failed.]]
** A suicide attempt of Gendo's is mentioned as well. It went nowhere.
* DrowningHisSorrows: Gendo used to be TheAlcoholic before Yui broke him of the habit. Now, with his life basically meaningless, he's reverted to this.
* FramingDevice: Shinji is explaining to Gendo what could happen if he completely loses hope by relating the time he and the other Eva Loopers lost hope.
* FusionDance: The Loopers combined Units Zero, One, and Two to form a godlike Evangelion, and then used the Lance of Longinus to try and [[CessationOfExistence delete themselves from existence]].
* {{Irony}}: It is not lost on Shinji that, once again, he's dooming the planet.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Gendo questions whether or not the four-way romance shown in the flashback has continued into the present. Shinji doesn't answer the question.]]
* MythologyGag: As it turns out, Shinji is a fan of Star Wars.
* NotSoDifferent: Shinji's story actually had two goals. The first was to explain to Gendo why letting his grief overwhelm him was a bad idea, but the second is the one related to this trope: If the other loopers don't let up on Gendo, than they'll be sending him down the exact same road they took.
* {{Polyamory}}: [[spoiler:All four of the Eva Loopers were simultaneously involved romantically, before their first Fused Loop.]]
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The story departs from the typical format of the Loops significantly: instead of being a mostly "up to date" story, it's a recount of how Shinji, Kaoru, Asuka, and Rei caused the first Crash. Additionally, references to other works are nearly nonexistent; the entire story takes place largely within a single Loop, and it's much more depressing than more common snippets. It's akin to the original Innortal loops, albeit with the sexual situations and severe pranks significantly toned down.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: '''Gendo'''. Largely despised by the multiverse at large and actively hunted by Asuka and Kaoru, he is fairly close to falling past the DespairEventHorizon when the fanfic starts. Shinji is able to talk him away from it, and promises to help make things better.
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[[folder: Transformers Loops]]
* CombiningMecha: Prowl, who in IDW's continuity was forcibly turned into part of Devestator, can still combine with the Looping Constructicons.
* HeelFaceTurn: Averted. The Decepticons haven't done this, and they're still Looping.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: There are some horrible things that happen because Miko's been allowed to gain the loops most destructive abilities. Poor Ratchet can never power off anymore.....
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[[folder:Warhammer 40,000 Loops]]
* AGodAmI: The God Emperor of Mankind, when he first started looping, which resulted in loop crashes whenever he tried to act on it. It took a loop through the Brighthammer variant before the Emperor managed to get past this.
* BlackComedy: Frequent, as is standard. The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer is a good source for this.
* BlatantLies: Fenrir's first recorded contact with his Loopers is to tell them he certainly didn't crash their Loop by accident after doubling over with laughter when they attempted to bribe the orks with stuffed animals, and it ''worked''.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The looping Chaos Gods, while less dangerous to be around are still this.
* CallForward: An early chapter has Fenris thinking about Hepheastus, who's having trouble with one of his branches, before making the [[TemptingFate heinous mistake of asking how much trouble that'll be]].
* CrapsackWorld: Usually. It's that sort of place.
** The first time the ponies came through, they managed to fix most of the Imperium's problems, though not without effort. And they did manage to give the universe a stable Anchor, in the form of Leman Russ.
** Usually, the Loopers try to make the Dark Millennium less dark. Once the Chaos Gods started Looping, things tended to become... stranger.
* ExpospeakGag: On occasion, with the IIUP, like one about what is in fact Pinkie Pie, in Eldar form.
* FakeUltimateHero: Ciaphas Cain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''') is unable to stop being this. Even when he's a brightly-coloured pony.
* ForeverWar: This ''is'' still Warhammer.
* FromBadToWorse: A normal baseline run is... pretty horrific all round. A Chaos God Emperor Loop is ''much, much worse''.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The jerks of Soggoth-chan wanted the Chaos Gods Looping, and they got it. It didn't have quite the effect they were hoping for.
* HappilyAdopted: Leman Russ considers Fluttershy of the ponies his mother, on account of her finding and raising him in his first Loop.
* InSpiteOfANail: Bjorn always seems to end up in a dreadnought, no matter what he does.
* InterfaceScrew: The Emperor's messing with the coding of Yggdrasil also causes the text to start getting weird.
* NotSoStoic: The Emperor of Man, despite all that he had seen and experienced in his life, still couldn't make it through a whole sentence during a visit to Equestria without laughing.
* OhCrap: Vulkan's completely understandable reaction to learning Khorne, and by extension the other Chaos Gods, are Looping.
* ShoutOut:
** One Loop has the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Wreckers]] as an infantry unit. For added bonus, they have the same survival rating as they did in ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, and the IIUP they're mentioned on is page 113 (an arc number for that series).
** Among Leman's attempts to replace warp-based travel are [[Franchise/StarTrek warp-speed]] and [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Infinite Improbability Drives]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: A lot of the earlier-written snips focus primarily on or around ponies, and the Looping cast's interaction with them, rather than on their own feet. Averting this trope is the very reason that Warhammer 40K got their own set of Loops.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Fenrir's reaction to learning the Chaos Gods are Looping, especially since he's going to have to explain it.
* [[WrongContextMagic Wrong Context Science]]: Leman spent several Loops experimenting with different means of interstellar propulsion. Some went more horribly wrong than others.
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[[folder: Yu-Gi-Oh Loops]]
* AlternateSelf: When a duelist replaces Yuma's role as Number Hunter, they gain their own version of Utopia. For example, Yugi has Silent Guardian and Tori has Guardian Angel Paradise.
** And of course, Yuya's counterparts. All of them are loopers, bar Yuri. For now....
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Jack Atlas sought a Duel Spirit companion after several boring loops, and wanted something scary and fearsome. He instead got Wynn the Wind Charmer.
* CantCatchUp: According to Jack Atlas, he can never defeat any version of Yusei in the loops without the loop crashing.
* TheChosenMany:
** Requires specific focus here separate from regular time loops. For some reason or another, the Yu-Gi-Oh universes contain at least four separate loops and four anchors: Yugi Motou (and Atem), Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo and Yuma Tsukimo (and Astral), with a Fifth discovered to the anchored by Yuya.
** This applies doubly for Original Series and [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal ZeXal]] loops, as Yugi and Yuma share the role of anchor with Atem and Astral respectively. This has been handwaved away by explaining that Atem is bound to Yugi, or whoever is taking his place in the loop if he is there but Yugi is not, and likewise with Astral to Yuma.
* TheDitz: Wynn the Wind Charmer. [[IncrediblyLamePun She's an airhead]]
* ForTheEvulz: The Jinzo spirit. He admits their are better ways to get spirit energy than drain people, but does it for the fun of it.
* FriendlyEnemy: The Barians, despite only two of them looping [[spoiler:Shark and Rio/Nash and Marin]], are more or less this, in part because of the looping Barians. [[TokenEvilTeammate Vector is an exception]]
* InSpiteOfANail: More so than the other loops, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anchors are hit by this quite a lot, as a lot of the time even if Yugi Motou was to change the main game to, say, chess, Duel Monsters would still be the game of choice in Yusei Fudo's time. See TheChosenMany above.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
** Yugi makes it clear when Twilight Sparkle comes to visit that they have heard the "children's card games" jokes before.
** Similarly, most [=5Ds=] duelist make it clear they've heard pretty much everything that can be said about "Card games on motorcycles".
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Atem freaks out when their Admin Thoth sends them a one word warning about what's to come, as he's never done so before no matter the enemy and as the God of Writing, he's normally long-winded. [[spoiler: His worries are proven true seconds later]].
* SelfImposedChallenge: The looping duelists are known to do this; Yuma for example defeating Kaze with [[LethalJokeCharacter Rank 1 Galaxy Queen and Baby Tiragon]]
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: When Apple Bloom looped in as Serenity, she immediately cured herself so that she wouldn't miss a single part of the Loop.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:A looping Paradox]]
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