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Alternative Character Interpretation / The Loud House

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  • The Loud siblings invite a lot of these:
    • Are the Loud sisters' extreme and quirky personalities what they were born with or a conscious effort on their parts to stand out in a crowd of eleven siblings?
    • Is Lori really a bossy and condescending Big Sister Bully who loves bragging about being the oldest, or does she just act like that because being the oldest is all she has? In that case, does that mean she sees her overly strict, almost abusive tendencies as a necessary measure to keep her more erratic siblings in check? The latter has been hinted at a number of times, especially when it comes to the fact that she's (currently) the only one of her siblings to have a driver's license.
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    • Lincoln's refusal to solve Ronnie Anne's bullying with violence. Is it because he's naturally nice and non-violent or because the bully is a girl? Or maybe both?
    • Is Luan as stable as she seems? And if she's not, just how unstable is she? "April Fools Rules" indicates that she might not be entirely stable or benign, since she does all of the pranks in the house and doesn't see anything wrong with them. "Fool's Paradise" does little to support otherwise. Alternately, is her cheerful, comedic routine genuine, or is she hiding a sad side to her personality? Outside of her mime act in "Ties That Bind" (although she had reason to be sad then as she thought she might get kicked out), "Funny Business" brings something into question, since Luan says she's dealt with emos like Maggie and her friends before, but doesn't elaborate further than that, although this is fairly supported by her musical number "Laugh Parade" from "Really Loud Music" stating that she thinks the world is a scary place "every now and then". What furthers curiosity is that Luan is usually depicted as a perpetually cheerful Kiddie Kid with a humorous and idealistic outlook on life, a trait that along with her youthful appearance, possibly makes her an easy target for bullies. While she simply shrugs off her lame pun reactions and positively continues her routine, she is shown twice to be sensitive to the bluntness of more confrontational criticism in "No Laughing Matter". With all that said, she may indeed be a Sad Clown suffering from low self-esteem.
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    • Exactly how much of Leni's stupidity is genuine and how much is it a mask? The fact that "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House" implies not only that she's smarter than she looks, but implies she knows she's seen as stupid, certainly brings this into question. However, Leni may just be referring to how she pulled the Hairpin Lockpick out of her hair, meaning that her head contains hairpins as well as air.
      • A lot of jokes surrounding Leni ("Schooled!", for example, shows that Leni has trouble getting dressed without Lori's help) suggest she isn't just comicaly stupid, but she may in fact have a mental disability.
    • Lola's a jerk, no doubt about it—but how much of it is it by her own volition and how much of it is from the stress of regularly competing in beauty pageants? Also is she suffering from image problems and self-esteem issues caused by the beauty pageant standards?
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    • Lynn and Lana's tendency to act like dogs sometimes bring three things to mind: 1) How did they learn how to act like that, 2) When did they learn how to act like that, and 3) Why do they act like that in the first place? For Lana, it's probably because six-year-olds often pretend to be animals but for Lynn, we still don't know why. How is less hard, though, as acting like a dog is a pretty easy thing to do.
    • Since Lincoln is the main character of the show, how much of of the Loud siblings' general behavior and personalities are real or how much is it just Lincoln's perception of himself and his sisters?
    • due to her Constant studying of fecal matter and the fact she actually kept every dirty diaper she had... is Lisa a fecalpheliac?
  • Are the Loud parents good parents whose daughters' personalities and quirks were beyond their control, incompetent parents who still try to do the right thing even if it doesn't end well most of the time, or outright negligent Abusive Parents who couldn't even be bothered to educate or raise their children properly?
    • Likewise, are the Loud children truly the moral individuals they're shown to be when they learn An Aesop at the end after being disciplined and genuinely respect their parents' authority, or blatant rebellious, sociopathic, pathological liars who constantly rely on the media to defend their actions? Since the show is hinted to take place in the 2010s decade, the latter could indeed be the case, as anyone going through high school can attest that many teenagers are insecure and constantly use the media to hide the cruel cynicism of the world, and since Lucy, Luan, and Luna all have showbusiness aspirations, it only furthers curiosity.
  • Is Bobby dating Lori in mutual respect, or is there some ulterior motive to it? And if so, who has the ulterior motive, Lori or Bobby? After all, seeing as Bobby isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, and Lori can be quite aggressive and downright bossy at times, you have to wonder what keeps their relationship afloat.
  • Is Ronnie Anne a bully, Lincoln's lover who's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, or an Only Sane Woman who acts like a bully to cover her feelings?
  • Sue, the controlling nurse at the retirement home. Is she just a bully who uses her position to dominate other people? Or does she genuinely care about the seniors' well-being, and is harsh because she thinks that it's the best way to run the retirement home and to prevent the seniors from hurting themselves? She may be needlessly rude, but she's also enforcing established rules that Lincoln and Pop Pop are breaking. Also, some of the seniors at the retirement home (Scoots in particular) are shown to act reckless, which could explain part of her controlling behavior.

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