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People intentionally spell things wrong in comic books... "Because poor literacy is KEWL." Eventually, "kewl" becomes replaced with other words or phrases.
Of course! Don't you know anything about science?
The evil of Ancient Egypt *cue Imperial March* has become one.
Him having a meltdown to The Wurzels' "Combine Harvester".
A Cyberman saying " There is... logic in what he says" when a character reaches a conclusion through a deduction that makes no sense whatsoever.
Youngblood's Disease: The curious disease that plagues superheroes where their musculature becomes implausibly disproportionate and their eyes dissolve into featureless white voids, or even vanish entirely.
Sometimes, when either a character plans something poorly or the relevant military makes a very stupid decision, he has Patton say "...you Magnificent Bastard, I read your book!"
" THIS! ISN'T! FUNNY!"
Issues of the Image series Objective Five appears constantly in the Title Sequence as well as several 'comic pile' scenes throughout the series, yet Linkara did not get to review an issue yet.
Batman's hatred of rock music per Batman: Fortunate Son. "Punk is nothing but DEATH and CRIME and the RAGE of a BEAST!" It's also how Linkara points that All-Star Batman/Crazy Steve can't possibly be the real Batman, because he namedrops Jethro Tull's "Aqualung".
Also Batman acting like a delusional paranoid nutjob convinced he's terrifying and mysterious despite multiple holes in his logic.
"Only a science major could *insert activity here*!"
" Great continuity!"
"And together, we could be justice!
Because I AM A MAN! *punch*
Bees. My God.
A twist in the comic prompts Linkara to make a shocked, open-mouthed face as dramatic "Dun Dun DUUUUUUN!" music plays.
"What new spore of madness is this?" Mostly because the Fluorinic Man yelled this in New Guardians #2.
Why? Because the Kool-Aid Man is red.
"It just raises too many questions..."
Sometimes when a character makes a stupid statement on what they plan to do; Linkara (as whatever character he's voicing): *nonchalantly points out why that plan can't work* * Beat* "...wait."
"It's a crack baby, Fool!"
The Continuity Alarm, which interestingly is used as variations than played straight.
After explains a scene from a pointless subplot..." NEXT SCENE!"
One when he reviews Crisis Crossover miniseries..."And who was behind all of this? GRANNY GOODNESS! *dramatic music*"
America! Fuck Yeah! Whenever Captain America does something Badass.
"Too much pink energy is dangerous!", a clip from played whenever a comic has a pink energy weapon (surprisingly common).
Power Rangers Pink Energy = SERIOUS
"Be impressed, dammit!"
"Our hero, ladies and gentlemen!"
"The Future is dumb/gross/whatever"
Mentioning Spider-Man's Deal with the Devil. (He even compiles the potshots when the actual comic is reviewed.)
The Mr. T Superpower Count
Look at the pretty bunny! Look at the pretty bunny!
Bloodgun, the superhero 90's Kid made.
Ultimate Iron Man or pre-Demon in a Bottle Iron Man earns a drunken voice.
Clips of to retort stupid lines.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 The one that occurs most often is Mike's " whenever a comic can't keep its own timeline or sequence of events straight.
Space is warped and time is bendable!" For lines that go beyond the pale of stupidity, Dr. Cox clips are called upon.
He also seems to start having a liking of using clips from . Usually of Freeza.
Dragon Ball Z Abridged When the laws of physics are being disregarded, he loves to bring out his MST3K Puma Man clip: "Help! I'm falling at a sixty-degree angle, breaking all the laws of physics!"
If Linkara sings during a review it's a fair bet that the song he sings will be played over the credits.
Related, sometimes he sings due to dialogue that reminds him of songs.
He tends to use the " Superboy-Prime voice" for especially whiny characters.
Referring to the title characters as "Crazy Steve" and "Dick Grayson age twelve".
All-Star Batman & Robin As of issue #5, he's added "Bonkers Betty" instead of Wonder Woman.
ASBAR also inspired occasional mentions to " Goddamn Batman" in other reviews.
"We should do something!" "Should we do something?" "We should do something!" "Should we do something?"
Linkara getting more drunk with each further issue of he reviews. Even Holokara got drunk when he reviewed one.
Marville It's not a collector's edition first issue unless it has a Mr. T trading card!
Whenever there's no clue what chronological order events happen in, he plays " Let's do the Time Warp again!"
Refering to any Combat Tentacles or Tentacle Rope as " tentacle hentai."
Any discussion of drugs brings up Roy Harper's infamous drug "china cat."
If confused by a twist in the plot: "Did I just turn over two pages?"
Using Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series clips, usually with original content by LittleKuriboh himself.
When commenting on a character's odd course of actions: "Personally I would have just (obvious idea), but I'm practical like that."
Any extremely flawed writing from the Clone Saga is inevitably followed by " This is starting to sound like a bad comic book plot!"
Grape jelly and mustard. That showed up in his first "Linkara Riffs" episode and has become a running gag in both "Linkara Riffs" and his main show.
Describing something he likes/dislikes about a particular setting, character, company, etc. followed with a quick clip of a comic that shows a subversion of his description. Linkara responds to this with an adamant "That doesn't count!"
Sci-Spy protagonist Sebastian Starchild earns a Sean Connery-like Scottish accent to mock his James Bond-wannabe nature.
" Stay classy Marvel." or a variation thereof, whenever a Marvel Comic contains excessive fanservice.
When a comic has random words emphasized with no rhyme or reason, he makes sure to emphasize all the bolded words.
Same when dialogue gets repeated for no good reason other than trying to appear dramatic. Reviews of Frank Miller works feature a lot of both.
"This isn't going to look good on his performance evaluation" when a character commits an Epic Fail.