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The character page for the main trio, consisting of Lincoln Loud, Clyde Mc Bride, and Ronnie Anne. They serve as the main characters of the story, even though they're usually relegated to supporting roles due to the story arc's focus on the Loud Sisters and their own problems with the Loud Sisters.

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     In General 
  • Freudian Trio: Ronnie Anne is The McCoy, as she's the most emotional of the team and prefers to do first, think later. Clyde's The Spock, preferring to think things through before making a move, and generally using his brains over his brawns. Finally, Lincoln is The Kirk, having an even mix of emotion and logic to balance Clyde and Ronnie Anne's attitudes.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Platonicaly, of course, and lampshaded as well. Early in the Proto-Lola arc, the main trio remark how each of them have had something with a redhead: Ronnie Anne and Chandler, who seem to have bad blood with eachother, Clyde and Penelope, which is baffling considering her position, and Lincoln and Cristina, though it's not quite clear what they had.
  • Kid Hero: They're all around 11 years old, and they're allegedly the main characters of the story.
  • Legacy Character: Each of them are descendants to the previous Prototype trio, with Lincoln being an interesting case since he's technically two halves of the original Proto-Lincoln split into one, with the other serving as an Enemy Within.
  • Past-Life Memories: All three of them have a vision of the past in chapter 32, with Lincoln and Ronnie Anne having prior experiences during the last few arcs, and in Ronnie Anne's case, the Proto-Lana arc.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While they're the main characters, as the story arcs so far focus primarily on the Loud Sisters' own issues and challenges, the main trio serve a secondary role instead.
  • Token Trio: A white male (Lincoln), a black male (Clyde), and a Hispanic female (Ronnie Anne).
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Granted, Ronnie Anne came a little late to the party, but it still fits.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Pretty self-explanatory there.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Clyde and Ronnie Anne. They constantly butt heads, and without Lincoln around, they would probably beat the loving heck out of each other, but they're still friends through and through, though it takes until one of the later chapters for Ronnie Anne to find this out.
  • Youthful Freckles: Each of them, in fact.

     Lincoln Loud 
One of the original progenitors that used to rule the original reality, before he ultimately destroyed it and created the new reality. He also somehow lost all memory of his previous life, making him feel quite lost when the progenitors arrive.

He has a Superpowered Evil Side that goes by the name of Sincoln, who is implied to be the original Proto-Lincoln who has long since become corrupted.

Eventually, however, it's revealed he's actually the good, uncorrupted half of Proto-Lincoln, created at the beginning of the new reality along with Sincoln.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the original version of the story, Lincoln showed little to no problem fighting against the Proto-Sisters (Which wouldn't be so weird if Sincoln existed back then, but he's a Reboot-exclusive character), who, mind you, have the same looks as his sisters. In the reboot, he does suffer a bit of trouble, mostly due to the fact that everything comes to him so fast before he can process it.
    • Even without taking the reboot into account, this Lincoln just has so much more crap to deal with than Canon Lincoln. At the very worst, Canon!Lincoln was kicked out of his house. Chains!Lincoln, meanwhile, has to deal with being on the receiving end of Sins of Our Fathers from a bunch of sociopathic prototypes of his sisters, while also living with the knowledge that he both destroyed the original reality (except he didn't), and that he also lives with his corrupted half inside his body, constantly nervous of him taking over.
  • Amnesiac God: An example where the deal is revealed right away, rather than later in the story, at least in the reboot. Lincoln is one of the original progenitors, who wound up destroying the original reality, but in the process lost his memories of the event. The Proto-Sisters are very disappointed at this fact.
  • Action Survivor: Seeing as he doesn't have any powers he knows about, and even if he had it's not a good idea for him to use them (Because the stronger he gets, so does his evil counterpart, Sincoln), he spends most of the early chapters trying to survive the ordeals presented to him.
  • Actual Pacifist: At the very least, he doesn't want to engage the Proto-Sisters in actual combat, so he tries other methods. Nine times out of ten, it doesn't work.
  • Afraid Of His Own Strength: As a consequences of him not knowing how much force he's putting on an attack at a time, Lincoln becomes even more hesitant to use his powers, fearing that he could cause far more damage than necessary if he got careless.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Dialogue from Sincoln implies that Lincoln, by default, has access to all the abilities present in the other castes. He at the very least shows there's some merit to the idea when he uses crystal manipulation, normally Lola's domain, to control the shards of the sky after his Divine Intervention.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: To Lucyfer. She was completely unstoppable against anything anybody threw at her, to the point that even a fellow fusion, Lala, and a solar-powered lynn only did meaningful damage for a second before she recovered. Then Lincoln appears, hits her hard enough that she doesn't recover, and it's all downhill from there.
  • All Your Colors Combined: The wings in his One-Winged Angel form are all colored after one of the other sisters' castes which, combined with his natural orange color, means he pretty much has all of the colors of the known castes.
  • Angst Nuke: Witnessing Silas' horrifying death causes Lincoln so much pain he screams bloody murder before throwing some shards that completely negate her regenerative factor. He promptly collapses afterwards.
  • Anti-Regeneration: As Lucyfer finds out, the slightest bit of effort he puts into any attack will make the resulting wound never heal, with or without regeneration.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Engages in one of these with Sincoln during the climax of the Proto-Lana arc, essentially rendering him unavailable for the remainder of it.
  • The Berserker: Once he's had enough of Sincoln's nonsense, Lincoln turns into this as he dsperately tries to kill him somehow, despite being a part of him.
  • Berserk Button: Being compared to his old self or Sincoln will quickly get him angry.
  • Deus ex Machina: He's implied to have this as the leader of the Casteless, but he hasn't been shown using this ability yet.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Lincoln is so utterly overpowered that, with the implication he's not even trying, completely wipes the floor with Lucyfer even after she throws her strongest attack at him, right after she tanked everything everybody else threw at her. It takes Sincoln himself interrupting and paralyzing him to stop him from ending the arc right then and there.
  • Divine Intervention: After absorbing both the damage he did to Leni's dimension and Lori and hearing everyone's prayers, Lincoln comes up in order to face Lucyfer and give everybody a chance to win.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Another big problem with his status at the start of the story is the fact that, due to not knowing what powers he has and no memory of how to use them, he doesn't know how much force he's actually putting in said powers. For example, when he struck Proto-Lana when she got him angry, he did so hard enough to send her flying into some rocks, and the only reason she probably survived is because she's a progenitor.
  • Effortless Dodge: His "Omniavoidance," a power of the "Omni Instinct" series, allows him to pull this constantly against Lucyfer.
  • Forced to Watch: Sincoln keeps him in place and forces him to watch as Lucyfer brutally murders Silas right in front of him.
  • Friend to All Children: He immediately becomes friends with the biker trio, the three girls from "Hand-Me Downer," and seems to get along pretty well with them. Well enough that their deaths are the straw that broke the camel's back in the Proto-Lucy Arc.
  • God of Good: He's a Physical God who's actually the uncorrupted Literal Split Personality from the original Proto-Lincoln, with the hopes that he can find a non-violent solution to the problems in the story.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers one of these when the Proto-Sisters get a little too close for his comfort after their fight with the new sisters.
  • The Heart: Clyde and Ronnie Anne blatantly consider him this, as they admit they can't stand eachother without him being present. They make some progress on fixing this in chapter 21, but it's telling that Lincoln (And some of the Sadie Hawkins dates) have to interfere for it to even start.
  • Hope Bringer: Becomes this by the climax of the Proto-Lucy arc, since everybody had already thrown everything but the kitchen sink at Lucyfer and had failed to make any meaningful damage against her.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: He and Sincoln are technically the same person right now, since he houses Sincoln inside his body. Whenever Lincoln blacks out (which, considering his power, isn't very often), Sincoln takes over.
  • Literal Split Personality: He and Sincoln were created when the original Proto-Lincoln split himself in two, a corrupted and non-corrupted half, so that the new reality wouldn't be in danger.
  • Made of Good: As Sincoln reveals in the Proto-Lucy arc, he's the uncorrupted half of the original Proto-Lincoln, created in his last attempt to get rid of his own corruption.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has hair as white as snow, and he's one of the gods of both the new and the old world (In fact, certain bits of info implies he's the Top God).
  • The One Guy: Of both the Prototype and the Neo set of Loud siblings, he's the only boy among them.
  • No-Sell: Lucyfer throws everything at him during their fight, but he barely suffers a scratch.
  • One-Winged Angel: Lincoln takes a form like this once he finally grows tired of his evil counterpart's nonsense, and the realization of how a lot of people died thanks to him. In this form, he has orange spade-like rings, black sclera, his fingernails turn into claws, and he gains spade-shaped wings with all the colors of his sisters' castes.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His One-Winged Angel form gives him nine of these, each colored after one of the castes besides his own.
  • Power Upgrading Deformity: The form he takes in Leni's dimension, after hitting his limit with Sincoln's nonsense increases his power so much he actually hurts the dimension, but the end result leaves Lincoln looking quite horrific, and it becomes hard for him to distinguish friend or foe.
  • Pure Is Good: Lincoln is considered pure by the members of Lincolnism, or at least Cristina did, and he's obviously on the side of good...
    • Pure Is Not Good: But considering what he did to the original reality, and how Sincoln is a thing, this isn't a good thing.
  • Sharing a Body: Whatever Sincoln is supposed to be, it's clear that he and Lincoln are occupying the same body.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: A victim of one; Proto-Lincoln, his predecessor, destroyed the original reality to stop it from becoming corrupted, and while he and the Neo-Sisters were making a new world, he split into an uncorrupted and corrupted half, which somehow wound up sharing the same body. Despite both this and Proto-Luna implying Lincoln and Sincoln aren't the same as Proto-Lincoln, the Proto-Sisters still hold him responsible for the destruction of the original eality and the protophilim.
  • Single Specimen Species: A variation, in that he's the only Casteless character seen in the story so far, not counting the Bun-Buns (Who are pretty much their own thing anyway).
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Sincoln, who is at the very least implied to be Proto-Lincoln inside his body. However, it's kind of downplayed in that Sincoln can't access any of Lincoln's powers when he does come out.
  • Suicidal Pacifism: Before he activated his powers in the Proto-Lucy Arc, Lincoln preferred to try to talk The Proto-Sisters into solving things in a pacifistic manner. Clyde even points this out himself in the Proto-Lana arc, warning Lincoln that trying to talk to them is not going to work.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Tries this repeatedly against the progenitors, even his own evil counterpart, at least once every time, but it never work.
  • Teleportation: Learns the "Omnipresence" technique from Leni during the Proto-Lucy arc, which comes in handy when he needs to help Lucy and Luan against the titular prototype.
  • Playing Card Motifs: The Spades, as demonstrated by his birthmark.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Lincoln doesn't have the most refined knowledge or tactical application of his powers, but he's so dang strong and tough that he can mostly work around with just punches and kicks. The most effort he puts in his fight against Lucyfer is clashing a punch with her, and diluting the energy sphere she created into nothing. Every other time he simply dodges.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: A lesson he learns by the end of Act 1 is that, whether he likes it or not, talking isn't going to get through the Proto-Sisters.
  • Would Not Hurt A Girl: Before the Proto-Lucy Arc, he wouldn't intentionally attack one of the Proto-Sisters (he once pushed Proto-Lana into a mountain, but that was after she provoked him]]. By the time of the Proto-Lucy Arc, he sheds this mentality.

     Clyde Mc Bride 
Lincoln's best friend, who tags along, or at least supports Lincoln, for the wacky adventures after discovering the truth about Lincoln.
  • Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: With Lori. In the original series and most other fanfics, he retains not only the same crush he has on her, but also the habits that happen whenever he sees her (Nosebleeding, short circuiting like a robot, etc.). In this story, however, he seems to have gotten over his feelings for her somehow, and can actually speak to her without freaking out.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Does this sometimes.
  • Almighty Janitor: Proto-Lana's comments in her own arc imply that Clyde's kind don't exactly have a high standing, social or otherwise, in the universe. This doesn't stop him from not only being friends with Lincoln, helping fight against the Chain-Breakers in the Proto-Lana arc, and play a crucial role in the defeat of the Gashadokuro in the Proto-Lucy Arc.
  • Ambiguous Situation: A figure that may be him is seen during Mrs. Santiago's recap on how Penelope rose up to become the "Queen of Bullies," but there's little evidence to prove that really is Clyde.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers one of these to Ronnie Anne after she insinuates he's not being as good a "best friend" to Lincoln as he thinks. Keep in mind it's confirmed Ronnie Anne's the stronger of the two, to the point Clyde needed to use the Savinoken in order to stand on equal ground.
  • Badass Normal: Sure, Everyone is a Super in this universe, but Clyde stands out because, whatever caste he belongs to, he doesn't utilize any abilties from that caste whatsoever, preferring to rely on his intelligence. It's eventually revealed he's from Lisa's caste, and thus has the same abilities as them, but he still mostly prefers using his wits and brain.
  • Black Best Friend: To Lincoln, like always. In fact, merely implying that he's not as much of a good friend to Lincoln as he thinks he is has proven to be one of the ways to tick him off, as Ronnie Anne found out.
  • Black and Nerdy: But of course, this is Clyde we're talking about.
  • Bridal Carry: How he carries Calliope after they fly out of the Gashadokuro's body.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brains to Ronnie Anne's Brawn.
  • Brutal Honesty: Clyde doesn't pull any punches when telling Ronnie Anne about how everybody still sees her as a bully, after she returned to Royal Woods. Actually, one could say he doesn't pull any punches in general.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Carol taught him how to use the Savinoken in between the Proto-Lana and Proto-Lucy Arc, a technique he puts to good use against Ronnie Anne and the corrupted Haiku.
  • The Gadfly: Takes this kind of attitude with Ronnie Anne at times, especially in the Proto-Lana Arc, where the two try to bond a little bit.
  • Guile Hero: Clyde prefers using his brain over his brawn to win his fights. Notably, he won his training fight against Ronnie Anne simply by dodging her attacks long enough for the time to run out.
  • Has Two Mommies: Inverted, since like in the show, he has two dads. Who, at least going by their words, seem to have known his mother.
  • Instant Expert: He somehow becomes capable of piloting Paige's Bun-Bun-empowered mecha despite being shoved into it less than a minute ago. Then again, the mecha's sentient core being willing to work with him might have something to do with that.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sure, he was angry at the time, but snapping at Ronnie Anne that at least he had a father (two in fact) while her own seems to be out of the picture was rather mean-spirited. He eventually apologizes for it.
  • I Miss Mom: His mother is out of the picture, and when Calliope says she'd like to see her mother (Penelope) again, Clyde muses the same thing, with his mother.
  • Missing Mom: His mother's nowhere to be seen, and it takes until the Proto-Lana arc before she's even mentioned.
  • Non-Action Guy: Like Lincoln, he doesn't take that much action in the fighting. Unlike Lincoln, he doesn't have the excuse of being an OP god in the making, and so far, it's unknown what powers he even has, if any. The revelation that he's of Lisa's caste, and the powers Lisa's shown in later chapters mostly confirm the powers, but he still doesn't use them for the most part.
  • Papa Wolf: Now, Calliope technically isn't his daughter as she's from another dimension, but he treats her like a daughter all the same, so when he finds out Haiku was the one who killed her so she could be the base for the Gashadokuro, she's understandably ticked off.
  • Promotion to Parent: He and Penelope served as parental figures for Calliope, a lovechild between him and her that came from another dimension.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He slaps Ronnie Anne in the introduction arc after she insensitively suggests he might not be as good a friend to Lincoln as he thinks. Keep in mind, this is before he learns the Savinoken, and still prefers not to use his powers. Also keep in mind, he gets away with it.
  • The Smart Guy: If it comes to plans or generally any need for intelligence, Clyde is more often than not the guy to go to.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He wears glasses, and of the trio, he's considered the "brains," so this is kind of a given.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He's not exactly the strongest person around, especially compared to the likes of most other members of his caste and the Louds, but he more than makes up for it with his brains. In fact, He had to use the Savinoken in his rematch with Ronnie Anne, because he knew there was no way he could beat her in his base without some kind of power up.
  • Would Hurt A Girl: Slapped Ronnie Anne after she implied he wasn't as good a best friend to Lincoln as he thought, and later shows no qualms to fight against either Ronnie Anne in a Lighthearted Rematch, or the Proto-Sisters' forces.

     Ronnie Anne Santiago 
Lincoln's secret girlfriend who moved away some time ago, but suddenly returns at the end of chapter 1, and too joins the Louds into their weird adventures against the progenitors.
  • Action Girl: She has no problems kicking butt when she needs to.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: In the introduction arc, She managed to A) Unlock a paralyzing shock ability that, as of this point, only has Lori as the only other person to ever use it, and B) Stun Lincoln in place for an extended period of time.
  • Adaptational Early Appearence: She appeared a couple chapters into the original version of the story, but she appears right at the end of chapter 1 in the reboot.
  • The Artifact: Her status as a bully quickly fades off the story: Penelope's replaced her as the toughest bully, a title she has no interest in reclaiming, and even when she does mess with some characters, it's more along the lines of lighthearted teasing and name-calling rather than anything malicious.
  • The Atoner: Has tried being like this ever since she understood people only remembered her as a bully. She hasn't had the best luck about it.
  • The Big Guy: She takes this role in the main trio, while Clyde acts as the brains, and Lincoln takes the role of... Lincoln.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: When she's not kicking butt or helping with the effort against the progenitors, Ronnie Anne's a very cheerful and friendly girl.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Clyde's Brains.
  • The Bully: What she used to be, and sadly enough, what most people remember her as nowadays. She has changed her ways, but she hasn't been successful in getting everybody to accept her.
  • Genki Girl: Pretty perky and cheerful, specially when she returns to Royal Woods.
  • Hero With A Bad Publicity: She left Royal Woods as a bully, so when she returns, everybody still thinks she's one of these and refuse to associate with her. She's slowly growing out of this (As shown with Sam and the Sadie Hawkins dates), but she's still got a long way to go.
  • Instant Expert: After seeing Lori generate a hologram from her cheekmark once, Ronnie Anne manages to do the same thing a little while later.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl / Shameless Fanservice Girl: While it's difficult to know which one is the correct interpretation, she still asked her cousin Carlota to lend her the skimpiest swimsuit for the Proto-Lana arc, something that she didn't seem to have a problem with, while Carlota did. Of course, this is downplayed, since she's only 11, so there isn't really much she can show.
  • Insistent Terminology: Like in the show, everybody calls her "Ronnie Anne," though it's a little justified in this story, considering there's another Ronnie in the story (the leader of the biker trio).
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Ronnie Anne left Royal Woods as a bully, and once she returns, people refuse to forget about this, leaving her as pretty lonely in the return. She's friends with Lincoln, slowly becomes friends with the Sadie Hawkins dates, and also becomes friends with Calliope, but since Haiku and Giggles bite the dust in the Proto-Lucy Arc, this leaves her with only about five friends: Lincoln, Calliope, Polly, Tabby, and Clyde, the last one being someone she didn't thought was her friend until later.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Not she herself, but Clyde does this for her during the trip to Aloha Beach to tease her.
  • The Nicknamer: She constantly comes up with nicknames for just about everyone, and it seems that only those she's pretty close with (Lori and Lincoln sometimes) get called by their actual names.
  • Shock and Awe: As a member of Lori's caste, this is a given.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • The Paralyzer: She can unleash a shockwave that can paralyze anything it hits as long as she's able to keep it together. And considering it's strong enough to keep an enraged Lincoln in place, It's nothing to laugh about.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Has purple streaks in her hair? Yup. Has purple as part of her color scheme? Most likely. Serves as the powerhouse for the main trio? You might as well the trope applies to her at that point.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: The Proto-Lucy arc confirms that she was this, because the collar she was forced to wear on the first day of school was actually a mind control device that was supposed to be used for Sincoln.
  • The Worf Effect: The Paralyzer technique that was talked about just a few minutes ago? A berserking Velvet Leni completely No-Sell's it and sends Ronnie Anne over to the water.


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