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"Surviving in a big family can be challenging, but it's not impossible."
Voiced by: (English) Sean Ryan Fox (pilot), Grant Palmer ("Left in the Dark" - "A Fair to Remember"), Collin Dean ("One of the Boys" - "House of Lies"), Tex Hammond ("Game Boys" - mid Season 4), Asher Bishop (mid season 4 onward), Jackson Petty (singing voice, "Really Loud Music")
Voiced by: (Latin America) José Luis Piedra
Voiced by: (Italian) Alessio De Filippis

The middle child and only son in the Loud family, 11-year-old (12 as of Season 5) Lincoln is an average, geeky boy who constantly has to deal with living in a house with ten sisters. He is typically the show's voice of reason and moral compass among his family, if not a bit quick-witted and fun-loving himself.

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: He acted as one towards his redheaded crush Christina, who became so turned off by his attempts to woo her that she transferred classes to avoid his presence.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism:
    • In "Funny Business", when Lincoln's pratfall performance at a children's birthday party becomes viral, he becomes egotistical and rubs his success in Luan's face, setting up the conflict.
    • Also becomes a plot point of "Out on a Limo", in which he lets his luxurious ride go to his head.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: While he's just a pre-teen boy with a lot of growing up to do, Lincoln serves as the show's moral compass and voice of reason.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Linky" by Lola, Leni, and Lily, and "Stinkin'" by Lynn Jr.
  • Always Someone Better: In "A Fridge Too Far", Lincoln manages to outwit Luan when it comes to pranking, as he sets a booby trap in the refrigerator that culminates in a watermelon falling on Luan's foot, marking this as a rare instance where Luan of all people falls victim to a prank.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Lori often considers him to be annoying, but she loves him really.
  • The Artifact: Originally, the first two seasons' main premise was about Lincoln surviving his crazy household. With the sisters having developed enough to carry their own plotlines, he's not exactly as important to the series as he once was, and his focus episodes now tend to feature other aspects of his life besides his distressful household.
  • Author Avatar: Chris Savino based Lincoln almost completely on himself as a kid, and is the source of his affinity for comics and manga.
  • Batman Gambit: Frequently uses his familiarity with his sisters to pull these.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Ronnie Anne. Despite the latter's constant bullying of him, Lincoln himself isn't necessarily abrasive, but rather an Extreme Doormat who Wouldn't Hit a Girl; however, he eventually snaps and delivers a "Reason You Suck" Speech to her—telling her that she's gross and was raised by trolls—causing Ronnie's feelings to be hurt, exhibiting her own weakness. They eventually start dating when they bond over their love of video games and their disgust for Lori and Bobby's cheesy romance.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Not above using trickery and blackmail if he feels his sisters are being unreasonable but is otherwise a nice boy.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Lincoln is very protective of his sisters (older and younger, but especially younger). For example —
    • Whenever Lana and Lola (who are twins) get into fights, he's the one who typically breaks them up and settles their disputes.
    • In "Left in the Dark", he comforts the twins when they're scared of a possible ghost being in the basement. And when Lincoln and his sisters think there really is a ghost, he loudly states he'll protect them and goes to tackle the "ghost".
    • In "Sleuth and Consequences", he takes the fall for Lucy when the family was trying to find out who clogged the toilet.
    • He and his sisters immediately end their chore feud in "Chore and Peace" when they think Lily has been consumed by the trash. He spends most of that time frantically looking for Lily—she later turns out to be just fine, as she had been with their parents the entire time.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Shares one with Ronnie Anne in "Save the Date".
  • Big "NO!": In general, Lincoln uses this trope (i.e. shouts, "No!") whenever things don't go as planned for him.
  • Big Sister Worship: Towards Luna. He doesn't outright worship her, but he does look up to her.
  • Birds of a Feather: His crush on Paige in "L is For Love" seems to stem at least partially from the fact she likes video games just like him.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: He has a fondness for ketchup sandwiches as well as peanut butter and sauerkraut sandwiches.
  • Born Unlucky: More-so in earlier episodes, but he still suffers misfortunes and bad luck every now and then.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He frequently speaks to the viewer about what's going on or what he learned. Since Season 2, it became gradually less and less.
  • Break the Cutie: In "No Such Luck", Lincoln is forced by his own parents to sleep outside in the rain and they sell all his stuff.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is frequently on the receiving end of his sisters' antics, and while this isn’t happening, he’s still not free from going on misadventures and suffering misfortunes. Luckily for him, his misery became downplayed by Season 2 (with "No Such Luck" being a notable exception), with his butt-monkey status being more-or-less shifted towards Lori and Leni.
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: His relationship with his sisters is very much this. As much as they bother him with their constant babbling, immaturity, and overall interference, his life would be complete nothingness without them. This is a plot point of "One of the Boys", where Lincoln travels to an alternate dimension where he has ten brothers instead of ten sisters, only for him to realize that his most desired lifestyle is worse than his current one, thus deciding to return to his sisters.
  • Catchphrase: He tends to say "But in a family as big as mine..." when talking to the audience.
  • Cheerful Child: A quick-witted and fun-loving kid.
  • The Chew Toy: Nearly all the misfortunes that befall him and the advantages his sisters take of him are Played for Laughs.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: His primary motivation is his selfish benefits but he still has a deep sense of morality and loves all of his sisters a lot and isn't afraid to show that. He's not above blackmailing Lori to get information about what she did to Leni in the episode "Driving Miss Hazy." He often feels inadequate about his own abilities in comparison to his sisters which in turn often feed into his selfish desires, and he makes plenty of mistakes that cause just as many problems for himself as for others. However, he always strives to better himself and learn from those mistakes, and will take the fall for his actions and even those of others.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Being the Only Sane Man, he plays this role whenever paired with Leni or Luan, as he has zero tolerance for their antics.
  • Closet Sublet: His room's actually a converted closet. He doesn't mind though, since it's still his own room while his sisters all have to share their rooms—plus, it actually seems to be a fairly large closet, as it can fit not just Lincoln and one other person (often times Clyde), but all eleven of the Loud kids with no real problems, as seen in some episodes.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: A running gag is him reading comics in his undies or getting pantsed in front of everyone at school.
  • The Comically Serious: Lincoln is frequently put under the scenario of his sisters' wild antics, unleashing his sanity.
  • The Conscience: He acts as the moral compass to his sisters, often making them come to realizations they probably wouldn't in his absence. In fact, if it weren't for Lincoln, the Loud girls would probably be indifferent, completely unforgiving, rebellious monsters and pathological liars who don't listen to their parents or any authority figure for that matter. This becomes apparent in the episode "One of the Boys", where Lincoln enters an alternate universe where his sisters are gender-bent teenage boy stereotypes: completely immoral jerkasses with no redeeming qualities.
  • Control Freak: Like Lori, he tends to dip into the territory of acting selfishly controlling of his siblings and excusing it with a label exclusive to him.
  • Cool Big Bro: Acts like one to his younger sisters in some episodes, such as when he reminded Lisa to carry the one in "Bathroom Break", and when he stopped Lisa from taking Lily's vocal cords in "Potty Mouth".
  • Cool Loser: Depending on the episode. In "The Green House" he is faced with becoming the school outcast for not going green...and becomes a temporary outcast at the ending of the episode because all that hard work has made him extremely sweaty and stinky.
  • Color Motif: He's associated with the color orange, thanks to his orange shirt. The show's logo contains an orange silhouette of his house. He could even be a reference to Nickelodeon, itself, which is also associated with orange.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Just how bad Lincoln's day is can reach abnormal and extreme levels Depending on the Writer.
  • Cosplay: He loves dressing up as his favorite superhero, "Ace Savvy", the titular protagnist of his own comic book series and the head commander of the Full Deck.
  • Crazy-Prepared: It's shown in "Cover Girls" that he has a trunk under his bed full of sister disguises in case he needs to impersonate any of them, including a split one for being both Lana and Lola at the same time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oftentimes sarcasm goes hand-in-hand with his daily coping of family brawl and school bullying.
  • Demoted to Extra: Downplayed since he's still an important part of the show, but while he was clearly the main character and the central focus of pretty much every episode in season 1, his role in the show has since been toned down to give other characters their Day in the Limelight. As of season 3, there have been several episodes already in which Lincoln has only a cameo or is completely absent.
  • Depending on the Writer: How sympathetic Lincoln is. Regularly, the audience pities him based on how often his sisters mistreat him when he's just a civilized being trying to have a normal day, while other episodes showcase him as a selfish bastard who uses manipulation and blackmail to get his way.
  • Determinator: Will go to incredible lengths to fulfill a task once he puts his mind to it. He spent eight months determining where the best spot was to sit in the family car.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Numerous times that Lincoln successfully comes up with a scheme to get what he wants, he fails to consider that his ideas, while clever, aren't exclusive to him and his sisters are perfectly capable of copying him to reap the benefits for themselves, and ends up screwed by them anyway.
    • In "The Sweet Spot," after months of planning, and hours of negotiation in the dead of night, Lincoln manages to get the best seat in "Vanzilla." When the girls confront him over it, he tries to brush them off, only for them to get in the van and beat him, and each other, up over it.
    • Averted at first, and then doubled in "Friendzy", when Lincoln keeps inviting Clyde over because of the "friend card", which allows him to get what he wants on account that Lincoln has a friend over. Eventually the sisters figure out his scheme, and start inviting their friends before Clyde shows up. But, having anticipated that his sisters would copy his idea, he sidesteps them by inviting more friends so the can still get what he wants by way of "majority rules. So they "also" start inviting more and more friends over to the point where their house is overfilled.
  • The Dog Bites Back: While he's usually too cowardly to stand up for himself in the presence of bullies, there are more than a few occasions where he averts his Extreme Doormat status and grows a spine when least expected.
  • The Everyman: Lincoln doesn't have much of a distinct personality (compared to the other characters) other than being nerdy and geeky, the "man with a plan", and of course, being The Protagonist.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: He has these either on the sides of his eyes or below them. Probably caused by the stress of dealing with ten sisters. Then again, he's not too stressed out and he gets enough sleep, so it might just be genetic considering his parents have them too.
  • Extreme Doormat: Due to his selflessness, he usually lets himself get pushed around, mainly in regard to his sisters.
  • Fanboy: Of Ace Savvy, Muscle Fish, Rip Hardcore, etc..
  • Fatal Flaw: His incompetence. He never thinks to make a plan that will benefit him and only him. So no matter how long and hard Lincoln has worked to move mountains in pursuit of his way, once his sisters find out what he's up to, they will simply copy what he does in order to beat him to it.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: He frequently talks to the viewer about how he survives in such a large and crazy family. By Season 2, this was mostly dropped.
  • Gasshole: He can let out a good fart, such as in "A Tale of Two Tables," "Space Invader," and "Roughin' It."
  • Geek: He tends to read comic books, likes sci-fi films, often plays video games and would rather play them than exercise, has been to coventions before, is a Fanboy of Ace Savvy among other things, collects stuff such as coins, and.. well... just look at his appearance!
  • The Generic Guy: Lincoln's a typical, fun-loving, innocent boy whose personality is hardly distinguishable from other kid characters in media.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He is the main protagonist, but at times, he does some jerkish things to his sisters, but he always learns his lesson at the end whenever this happens.
  • Graceful Loser: He commonly ends up failing in his exploits, but normally manages to see the positives of the situation.
  • Has a Type: He seems to have a thing for both redheads and Latinas, seeing as how both of his crushes, Christina and Paige, are ginger-haired girls, and he also has a crush on Ronnie Anne and his teacher, Ms. DiMartino.
  • The Heart: Lincoln is characteristically the most moral member of the cast, courtesy of being The Protagonist.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Had a crush on a red-haired classmate of his named Cristina in "Making the Case". Eventually subverted, as he doesn't seem to like her anymore, plus the fact that he is now (secretly) dating Ronnie Anne. That said, he also has a crush on an orange-haired girl named Paige in "L is For Love", which seems to partially stem from their shared love of video games.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Clyde. They're best pals, and have both had straight crushes.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • "Changing the Baby" shows some of Lincoln's favorite pastimes are playing chess in the park and collecting coins.
    • "Project Loud House" reveals Lincoln can be as poetic as Lucy.
    • In "House Music" it turns out he can play the cello.
    • "Study Muffin" Lincoln tells us he's usually a good student (when he's not distracted by his hot substitute teacher), and is able to score an A on his test.
    • "Pulp Fiction" shows that Lincoln not only is a good enough writer and artist that he won a comic writing contest, but that he can redo the entire thing in record time.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Lincoln's temper has its limits, and when he finally loses his temper, rage red climbs his face and his turkey tail cowlick becomes a steam whistle.
  • Hollywood Genetics: Respective blonde and brunette Rita and Lynn Sr. created white-haired Lincoln. It's been confirmed in the show that he was born with white hair that he inherited from his grandfather, yet the rest of the family biologically dons brown or blonde hair.note  Even Word of God has no idea why it's like that, leaving it up to the audience's interpretation...
  • Hypocrite:
    • In the episode "The Green House" he gives into peer pressure and hoards the electricity just to host a video game tournament while getting his sisters to give up theirs.
    • In "Heavy Meddle", he sounds annoyed when asking why people put empty jars back in the fridge, but then does so himself.
  • Identical Grandson: "Cover Girls" shows that Lincoln didn't just inherit his white hair from his grandfather, but also his grandfather's skin complexion and facial features.
  • Idiot Ball: Despite being the show's voice of reason, he still manages to pick this up every now and then. In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Lincoln tries to escape from his flu-ridden sisters rather than stay to help them get better. Even Leni calls him out on treating them like lesser beings based on their condition.
  • I Have Brothers: Lincoln is the middle child and only son of eleven kids, and while he does have typical boyish interests like comic books and video games, most of the "feminine" things that he knows about are related to things that his sisters are interested in (such as Lola's interest in beauty pageants leading Lincoln to know which types of fabric are harder to clean than others), are practical (such as being able to cook) and learning to be kind and sensitive (as shown in "One of the Boys"). However, as shown in "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru", just because Lincoln has a bunch of sisters, it doesn't automatically make him a "girl expert".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: In "Making the Case" he wants to win some kind of trophy like most of his sisters did.
  • In-Series Nickname: Some of the characters, his sisters particular, occasionally call him "Linc".
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Despite his occasional attempts to remind himself he is a man, very much shows he's lived and been raised his entire life around girls, courtesy of his ten sisters. He knows how to knit, design and make clothing, enjoys mud facials and baking, discusses ships on TV shows, cries at emotional moments, has a stuffed rabbit named "Bun-Bun", and overall is very kind and sensitive (his selfish tendencies aside).
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks somewhat like his fourth (not counting Sean Ryan Fox) and current voice actor, Asher Bishop.
  • It's All About Me: He can be rather selfish sometimes and controlling of his sisters' lives. Special mentions go to wasting 8 months just to find the best seat in Vanzilla and forcing his sisters to appear like people they're not in the family photograph.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Lincoln acts like this out of his sisters. He is not as good as his sisters in what they do, but he is competent enough to impress, and help them in what they are doing: such as helping Lucy write her poems, being one step ahead of Luan in her pranks, preventing Lisa's experiment from exploding by adding a chemical, and catching Lynn's football in "Project Loud House". He is also the only one Luna complimented when the Loud House siblings were playing instruments in "House Music".
  • Jerkass Ball: At his worst, Lincoln can be extremely selfish and has been known to try and take advantage of his sisters' own hopes for his own gain. However, almost every time he ends up realizing just how badly he screwed up and does his best to try and set things right, even if it gets him into trouble in the process. And flaws aside, he's a thoughtful, sensitive, and caring person.
  • Kid-anova: He's had crushes on no less than four girls around his age (Christina, Ronnie Anne, Paige, and Stella).
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Lincoln's meant to entertain the show's demographic in that he has "cool" interests like video games, comic books, and sci-fi movies like a typical boy his age. Not only that, but he could also be seen as relatable to them due to facing ideal day-to-day challenges like living in an awkward family (one where he is the only boy among ten girls at that), strict authority figures, getting blamed for others' wrongdoings, and in general combating life's obstacles in pursuit of fun.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films:
    • In "The Price of Admission", Lincoln sneaks out at night to watch a horror film his parents prohibited him from seeing and is left psychologically scarred afterwards. His parents don't punish him for his wrongdoing as they decided the trauma he suffered from watching the film was enough of a lesson.
    • In "The Boss Maybe", he and Clyde watch another horror film, one that Lucy explicitly describes as the "scariest movie of all time." They end up so traumatized by the film's contents it takes Leni reading them a considerably less terrifying tale to calm them down.
  • Kiddie Kid: Downplayed. He mostly acts his age, but he still has a stuffed rabbit toy named Bun-Bun, which he deeply cares for.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: His usual fourth-wall breaks became less prominent as of Season 2, as there are a whole handful of episodes where he doesn't speak to the viewer at all.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Lincoln admitted that he and his father don't really share many interests outside Legends of the Hidden Temple.
  • Loser Protagonist: More-so in earlier episodes, subverted because he won more in later episodes.
  • Lovable Coward: Lincoln becomes sensitive when faced with the likelihood of being bullied, but the audience roots for him anyway because his case is understandable, given how he demands privacy and does not want to be harassed.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy (has a stuffed rabbit and is In Touch with His Feminine Side) to Ronnie's Masculine Girl (a rough and aggressive Loving Bully). He shares a similar dynamic as the Feminine Boy with his more tomboyish sisters, such as Luna, Lynn, and Lana.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His name is likely derived from U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, as he was born aboard the presidential limousine.
    • His nickname, Linc, also fits in that he's the link connecting his sisters together, as he tries to solve their issues and keep the family united. In a meta sense, given that he's The Everyman and Audience Surrogate and has a habit of Breaking the Fourth Wall, he's also the link between the show and the audience.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Flat-out placed in this position. He's the middle child and sometimes feels like he needs more attention.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Often gets on the receiving end of this trope. Whenever his classmates hear that his sisters are acting up, they take their wrath upon him, as if they can't bring themselves to punish his sisters, who are the real culprits. The worst offenders are "The Green House" (in which he nearly becomes the school outcast due to his sisters' wanton use of electricity, heat energy, etc.) and "Making the Grade" (in which he is sent to the "sticky table" because Lisa is patronizing the fifth graders).
  • Momma's Boy: Lincoln seems to have a better relationship with his mother than his father, behaving like his Cheerful Child self around her. In fact, Lincoln isn't shown to have much in common with his dad (other than their love of Legends of the Hidden Temple).
  • Morality Chain: He seems to be one to his ten sisters, as it's implied that they would probably be argumentative brats and unforgiving monsters without a brother. This becomes evident in "One of the Boys", where Lincoln goes to an alternate dimension where his sisters are gender-bent rebellious teenage boy stereotypes who constantly bullied Lincoln and had no redeeming qualities. Then Lincoln enters another dimension where he still has brothers, but this time he's a female version of himself named "Linka". The brothers are shown to be much more caring and protective of Linka than they were with Lincoln.

  • Nerd: He is a huge fanboy of comics, sci-fi films, and video games.
  • Nerds Are Innocent: He's a precocious geek trying to grow up while battling his life's chaotic obstacles, even if it involves getting pushed around, and is generally devoid of malice.
  • Nice Guy: At his best, Lincoln is a friendly boy who is willing to sacrifice his own happiness for his sisters.
  • No Respect Guy: Lincoln is (usually) the Only Sane Man, whose words of wisdom are frequently ignored in favor of his sisters' rowdiness.
  • Not Me This Time: Lincoln's claim that starts the plot of "Sleuth or Consequences" is that, despite often doing it in the past, this particular instance of the toilet being plugged isn't his fault.
  • Not So Above It All: He acts like the only sane boy, but he does like to read in his underwear.
  • The One Guy: The only boy of in a family full of girls.
  • Only Sane Man: Lincoln is the show's voice of reason and seems to be the character with the most common sense, aside from Lori and Lisa (well, usually). This is especially noticeable in "Project Loud House" and "Heavy Meddle". Taken Up to Eleven in "Study Muffin", to the point even his own dad is in on obsessively stalking Hugh.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Literally Up to Eleven as Lincoln's siblings outnumber him ten to one.
  • Out of Focus: By Season 3, he has begun to appear less. Either he is absent in several episodes, or he gets a minimal or secondary role. Either way, the series spotlight has begun to be more focused in his sisters and their relationship between them.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: In "Making the Case" it's shown he feels he lives in shadows of his 10 sisters because unlike them he had no trophy.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite his rough at-home life, Lincoln nevertheless maintains his default Cheerful Child status.
  • Positive Friend Influence: He's shown to be a good influence on Clyde, often discouraging his obsessive tendencies toward Lori.
  • Precocious Crush: Lincoln has a crush on his teacher, Ms. DiMartino, as do the rest of his boy classmates.
  • Puppy Love: He has had crushes on Ronnie Anne, Paige, and Christina.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Clyde's blue. Lincoln is often the go-getter of the duo that leads their activities, while Clyde is often the voice of reason that tries to keep Lincoln in line when things go too far (assuming that he's not also guilty of the same behavior).
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Lincoln is the only one of his family who's never won a trophy.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He used to scream like this in the earlier two seasons, before his voice actor changed.
  • Secret Relationship: With Ronnie Anne. Due to the non-stop teasing he was receiving because of it, the two decide it's best to act like they aren't dating. He admits this to the audience at the very end of "Back Out There".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Depending on the Writer, he becomes overconfident about his goodness and tends to put himself and his affairs above others and theirs.
  • Starring Smurfette: He is the only boy in a family full of girls and he is usually the main character. Somewhat subverted in the later episodes, which put more focus on his sisters and other characters.
  • Straight Man: He brings his morality into full force whenever faced with the unfortunate scenario of being paired with his more absent-minded or kookier siblings.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Lincoln is forced to live with a bunch of girls who screw him over and lack common sense, who he usually acts as the voice of reason to. Although, he truly loves them.
  • Team Chef: He's the one who cooks for his sisters the most, even able to prepare hard-boiled eggs from the pan.
  • Terrified of Germs: Seems to be easily grossed out over things such as someone using his toothbrush or dropping something in the toilet. He usually freaks out if something is gross to him.
  • This Loser Is You: Lincoln's clearly meant to be relatable to the audience in that he's a nerdy kid who not only faces the looming prospect of ridicule, but also struggles to fit in both at school and in an odd family (one where he is the Outnumbered Sibling among ten sisters at that).
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Season 2 onwards seems to be leveling off on his Butt-Monkey status. This is Justified in episodes where he's more or less demoted to a supporting or minor character, and especially becomes more prevalent as the series progresses since his Butt-Monkey status has been toned down.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed. Lincoln can be a bit of a selfish uncertified ass at times, but by default, he often holds the status as the Only Sane Man of the house, who is usually really nice, but constantly deals with being harassed or pestered by his vexatious sisters. Leni, Luna, Luan, Lucy, Lana, and Lily are also good-natured, but they have their own respective flaws, which often interfere with Lincoln's day.
  • Too Clever by Half: Lincoln is a smart boy who comes up with inventive solutions to get around the chaos of his house, and elaborate plans to get what he wants. But while he is smart enough to think of these plans, he rarely considers that his plans are not exclusive to him and his sisters can simply copy what he does to reap the benefits for themselves
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Seems to really like chicken nuggets and Mac and cheese bites.
  • Unfazed Everyman: On his more cynical days, Lincoln has seen it all and can't help but retaliate with sarcasm.
  • Unlucky Everydude: More-so in earlier episodes, where his Butt-Monkey and Born Unlucky roles were more frequent and prominent.
  • Unwanted Assistance:
    • His reaction to his sisters in "Heavy Meddle."
    • Played straight and then inverted in "White Hare". Lincoln avoids them specifically due to the events in "Heavy Meddle" then after his dream, seeks out their assistance.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His insulting of Ronnie Anne prompts Bobby to break up with Lori when he finds out, sending her into an emotional rage where she forces Lincoln to double date with them in order to make things up to them. His initial refusal nearly finds him on the receiving end of a nightstand!
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice got a bit lower in the second third of Season 1 due to Palmer hitting puberty. By the time Dean took over, his voice returned to its original high pitch, albeit a little whinier.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Played with, Lincoln firmly believes that violence doesn't solve anything, but he holds an especial grudge against using it towards the female populace. This reluctance of his serves as a main plot point in "Save the Date", where he didn't help to retaliate against Ronnie Anne's physical abuse simply because of her gender (although they eventually start dating in private). But this doesn't seem to extend to his sisters, who he freely fights with in his everyday life. Also averted in "Back Out There", where he fights Renee over a comic book, and one of them punches the other.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is white, while his sisters either have brown or blonde hair (or black for Lucy and she has the excuse of it being dyed), and is not an albino. Although Word of God implied it's not his natural color, several of his baby pictures show that it was white even back then.invoked Apparently, he inherited it from his grandfather. Not even he's sure why his hair is white.
  • Youthful Freckles: Shares this trait with Luna, Lynn, and Clyde. He has freckles to showcase his nerdiness.

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