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Requiem for a Loud is a The Loud House fanfic by Argentinian author Underrated Hero who also wrote the Heroverse. It is simultaneously available in English and Spanish. There are also a Korean translation and Italian translations, both approved by the author, but they were discontinued after chapter 15 and chapter 2 respectively. Both the Spanish and English versions began to be published on August 2, 2016, and were finished exactly three years later. One year later, both received an epilogue chapter.

When Lincoln passes out while playing with Lynn, he is diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disease that has caused tumors to grow on his brain. And they're already in such an advanced state that there is nothing the doctors can do for him, leaving Lincoln with only 2 to 3 weeks left to live. The news leaves his family in a severe state of depression while Lincoln is forced to come to terms with the fact that his days are numbered, and how it will affect those he loves.


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  • Accidental Pervert: In Chapter 8, Lincoln accidentally walks in on Lynn trying on her training bra, and gets a pillow thrown in his face because of it. She immediately regrets it though, and her sisters are quick to point out that situations like this are unavoidable if you live with so many people in one house.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Chapter 2, while in the hospital, Luan tries not to make any jokes (feeling that it’s not the right situation), but Lincoln encourages her to make a pun anyway and all of them actually laugh about it.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Chapter 4 has Lucy as the main character.
    • Chapter 7 has a bit of focus on Clyde (and his dads to a lesser extent) when Lincoln goes over to his house to reveal his condition.
    • Chapter 10 focuses mostly on Ronnie Anne, who's trying to deal with emotions after thinking Lincoln was cheating on her and eventually discovering that she was wrong.
    • From chapter 11 onwards, each of the sisters will get at least one chapter dedicated to them interacting with Lincoln, in this order: Luan - Lynn - Luna - Lucy - the twins.
    • In the story, Lincoln planned to have one with Ronnie Anne and Clyde, but Luna's actions in chapter 13 caused his plans to change.
    • Chapter 16 is one for Lynn Sr.
  • Always with You: After Lucy discovers the truth, this is the message that Lincoln tries to give her. He later does the same with Lola and Lana.
  • Ambiguous Ending: It's never outright stated if Lincoln really dies or not during the final chapter.
  • April Fools' Day: Chapter 19, published on April 1, 2017, was stated to be the final chapter of the story. It involved Lucy trying to commit suicide, Lincoln convincing Luan to burn all her videos of him, and Lisa, upon realizing that she can't cure Lincoln but that her family will fall apart without him, sending Lincoln to the One of the Boys universe and abducting the Lincoln from that universe to replace him, and Lincoln finally dying. However, by the end of the chapter, the author revealed it was just one big April Fools joke, and that the story is far from over. The chapter's current title is even APRIL FOOLS.
  • Ass Kicks You: A playful version in Chapter 27: Ronnie Anne celebratorily bumps her hips against Lincoln's after the two get a new high score in Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Berserk Button: Unless you want Lynn to give you the beating of your life, do not harm Lincoln whatsoever.
  • Big Sister Instinct: All of Lincoln's sisters, but Lynn especially. When Ronnie Annie punches Lincoln in a jealous rage, Lynn is pissed at her, and even gets into a fist fight with Ronnie Anne to get her to go away-a fight that is only ended when Lincoln intervenes.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Most of the chapters end this way:
    • Chapter 5: Lincoln befriends a boy named Adrien. Adrien is deeply saddened that he'll die without anybody other than his mother remembering him, but Lincoln cheers Adrien up a bit by saying that he'll remember him.
    • Chapter 7: Lisa discovers that Lincoln is dying, and tries to find a cure for him. It's sad but at the same time, a bit heartwarming.
    • Chapter 9: Adrien finally dies but the letter he wrote for Lincoln convinces him to try and make the last moments he has left the most memorable ever.
    • Chapter 10: Lincoln manages to patch things up with Ronnie Anne, after she had believed that he was planning on breaking up with her, but she's still deeply heartbroken knowing that he was going to die.
    • Chapter 11: Lincoln and Luan finally bond together after she had been avoiding him since he was diagnosed. Of course, Luan is still sad that she's going to lose her one and only brother but at least they finally have some time together.
    • Chapter 12: Like the chapter directly above, Lincoln finally manages to bond with Lynn after trying to avoid him for the first half of the story. But at the cost of Lynn beating up one of her classmates, ditching school, and facing imminent punishment from her parents.
    • Chapter 15: Lincoln manages to convince Luna to go back to playing music after she would try and give it up forever, but the both of them break down as Lincoln was also trying to make her accept that he wasn't going to be around much longer.
    • Chapter 16: Lincoln gets to spend some quality time with his father, but Mood Whiplash occurs when Lucy ends up finding Lincoln's bucket list in his room.
    • Chapter 17: Lucy finally discovers that Lincoln is dying, and is utterly devastated. But Lincoln telling her that he'll always be with Lucy, whether he'd be dead or alive, manages to be somewhat uplifting.
    • Chapter 18: Lincoln finally tells the truth to Lana and Lola, and tells them the same he said to Lucy.
    • Chapter 26, and with it the story as a whole; Lincoln is still dying and any day could be his last now, but he has just been given a huge surprise party at which dozens of people celebrated how important he is to them, so Lincoln knows he has made a difference in his life and has thus made peace with his fate.
  • Break the Cutie: All the Loud Sisters who are aware of Lincoln's condition suffer this in varying degrees.
    • Out of all the Loud sisters, Lynn has this the hardest because she is the reason why Lincoln is given another two weeks instead of being immediately dead in Chapter 1 (See Contrived Coincidence below). Although Lincoln takes this as a good thing as it gives him the chance to settle things with his family and friends, Lynn believes she actually CAUSED Lincoln's condition when she hit him in the head with her ball. How bad is it? While her other sisters in the know are in depression but haven't done anything reckless to themselves, she overworks her hands during exercising to obvious self-harm and even denied medical treatment when offered, and starts picking fights whenever she can to vent her frustration.
  • Breather Episode:
    • After several chapters of rampant sadness, angst, and rampant sadness AND angst, chapter 16 is a breath of fresh air, where the characters (and readers) can relax and calm down from all the previous chapters.
    • Chapter 20 comes across as a downplayed example, since it's more heartwarming rather than straight-up tearjerking (though there are still a few moments here and there).
  • Bully Hunter: Ronnie Anne defends Lucy against a bully in chapter 4. Lynn as well, especially if Lincoln is the victim. Last Halloween for example, she hunted down two bullies that stole Lincoln and Clyde’s candy bags.
  • The Cameo: Despite the story not being a crossover, Dr. Gregory House shows up in chapter 3 as the doctor in charge of Lincoln’s case. He quickly makes the diagnosis, and allows Lincoln to go home to spend his final days with his family.
  • The Coats Are Off: In Chapter 10, when Lynn tries to intimidate Ronnie Anne off her property, Ronnie Anne demonstrates she won't back down by removing her hooded sweatshirt. Lynn accepts the challenge and engages Ronnie Anne in an all-out brawl.
  • Contrived Coincidence: The reason Lincoln’s brain tumors weren’t diagnosed when there might still have been time to cure him is due to a series of unlucky coincidences leading to everyone dismissing the symptoms. To be precise, his short attention spans and ability to complete many small tasks in rapid order could easily be contributed to living with so many sisters and today's hectic life styles, and the tumors turning his hair white was dismissed due to Pop Pop also having white hair, thus everyone thought it was simply his grandfather’s genes at work.
    • However, not all coincidences are bad since it’s due to ANOTHER Contrived Coincidence that Lincoln doesn’t die immediately at the very start of the story. In chapter 1, just as Lincoln is about to succumb to the effects of one of the tumors blocking an artery in his brain, Lynn hits him in the head with a soccer ball, causing the tumor to dislodge, relieving the pressure. Dr. House even lampshades the sheer amount of coincidences in Lincoln's case.
    • In chapter 16, we learn that all the Loud siblings having the same initials was also coincidence.
  • Darker and Edgier: Well, yeah. But the premise of Lincoln dying from a terminal disease doesn't really stop there. There's several cases of profanity, some religious references (courtesy of Bobby), instances of self-harm (courtesy of Lynn), as well as underage drinking and casual sex (courtesy of Luna).
  • Dead Fic: Fortunately averted with the 2 versions made by Underrated Hero himself, but the Korean and Italian translations never finished. The Korean one was abandoned after chapter 15 on February 22, 2018, and the Italian one after barely 2 chapters on February 26 2018.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Lola and Lana are revealed to have been named after their paternal and maternal grandmothers, respectively.
  • Dead Man Writing: After their first (and only) meeting, Adrien writes a letter for Lincoln which is delivered to him by Adrien’s mother shortly after Adrien’s death. In the letter, he encourages Lincoln to make the best of what little time he has left and make sure his sisters will have fond memories of him.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Lincoln is, not surprisingly, nervous enough already about his condition, so he really hates it that people are treating him differently because of it. It finally blows up in chapter 23, when he gets into a heated argument with his friends because they are obviously letting him win a game of Monopoly, and Lincoln takes this as a sign that they are pitying him.
  • Downer Ending: Some of the chapters end this way:
    • Chapter 1: Lincoln passes out with blood gushing from his nose after being hit in the head with a soccer ball by Lynn. Complete with Lynn screaming at him to wake up.
    • Chapter 2: Lincoln and his parents learning the news of his condition.
    • Chapter 3: The older sisters also learn about Lincoln's upcoming death, and break down at the news of it.
    • Chapter 4: Lucy overhearing her father's crying about Lincoln.
    • Chapter 13: Luna, who had gotten drunk and had sex with a random teen, destroys her favorite guitar after Lori insensitively states that rock n' roll is the only thing she cares about.
    • Chapter 23: After a heated argument with his friends while at Rusty's house, Lincoln angrily storms off, forgetting his phone in the process. This leaves him stranded with no phone on the other side of Royal Woods, far from home. And then the chapter ends with the Wham Line described below.
  • Dye Hard: In-Universe: In chapter 20, Lincoln has Leni dye his hair after discovering that his real hair color is brown.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Lincoln's terminal illness has not taken a very good toll on his friends and family at all, but these characters stand out as the most considerably broken.
    • Lynn would physically hurt herself to cope with the whole ordeal, and attempted to distance herself as much as she could from Lincoln has she believed that she was the one who caused his illness.
    • Luan refused to talk to anyone until Lincoln finally got to her, and it's later revealed that she suffers from severe depression due to having no friends and is considered a freak by her peers.
    • Luna ended up snapping during one of her gigs and decided to get drunk, have sex with a random teen, and destroy her favorite guitar in that order. Though she regrets doing so later on, it's clear she just wants to wake up from what she sees as a living nightmare.
    • Lisa tries to find a cure for Lincoln, but becomes so determined to do so that she's beginning to put her own safety below his.
  • Easily Forgiven: A justified example with Ronnie Anne; after being yelled at, slapped in the face, and virtually unable to get word out in edgewise, Lincoln still held no contempt towards Ronnie Anne when she came to his house to apologize after discovering the truth, because he knew just how upset she was and that it was just a huge misunderstanding.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Lincoln learns the hard way that, just because Lucy, Lana, and Lola are kids doesn't mean they won't eventually get suspicious of the odd behavior that the rest of the family are displaying. Lisa might be an exception since she figured it all out on her own.
  • Find the Cure!: What Lisa tries to do, despite the doctors having given up on Lincoln. Her attempts shown in the story fail, but due to the story having an Ambiguous Ending, there remains a chance she might succeed.
  • For Want of a Nail: If Ryan and his friends didn't let their egos get the better of them and kick Lynn out for making them look bad, Lynn would still have been playing soccer with them while Lincoln succumbed to his tumors at the park in Chapter 1.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Both the title (Requiem, Mass for the dead) and the summary is telling us that Lincoln will die at the end. Whether he actually dies or not isn't really the point of the story however; the fanfic is centered in Lincoln having to face his own mortality and his family and friends trying to accept this terrible news. Since chapter nine, we know that another big theme of the story is the impact one person can have in everyone else's life, transcending their own.
  • Friendless Background: Adrien, who spent his whole life traveling the world with his mother and thus never had a chance to make friends. Despite only meeting once in the hospital and then later succumbing to his leukemia, Adrien considers Lincoln to be his first true friend ever.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Lola, after Lincoln and Lana plant a tree together and don’t invite her. It results in a big fight between the twins in chapter 16.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • We learn in chapter 13 that Lynn secretly likes to learn how to cook, and sometimes tries to polish her nails.
    • Chapter 16 reveals that Lynn Sr. is a Harry Potter fan, to the point that he spent 20 hours waiting in line, dressed up as Sirius Black, to get his copy of The Deathly Hallows, and that Lily is named after Harry's mother (Lynn Sr. originally wanted to name her after Emma Watson).
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: A more darker example than most; in chapter 12 Lynn deliberately tries to provoke her Karate teacher, Sensei Royce, into fighting her, but realizing she is not herself he refuses, no matter how many times she hits him.
  • Hope Spot: Lisa, after realizing what is happening, sets her mind to finding a cure for Lincoln against all odds. She actually creates some sort of concoction (which she claims is just a flu antidote) and in chapter 16, Lincoln notices he is feeling better than ever. Then, in chapter 23, that hope may have been flushed down the toilet, but chapter 24 re-ignites it again with the reveal that Lisa is very close to finding the cure, and has been buying Lincoln extra time untill it's done. Then chapter 25 crushes it again with the reveal that none of the mice Lisa was testing her various antidotes on got better, only for the final chapter to revive the hope by ending the story with Lincoln's fate still ambiguous, and Lincoln himself stating Lisa might still find a cure.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Chapter 13: Pub + Luna + Lincoln's death + finally opening up = Luna getting a drink and decently tipsy.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: For a story that deals with a terminal disease, surprisingly averted. Instead, the first symptoms Lincoln demonstrates are a headache and sleep problems. Which is far more realistic than using this trope, considering that the disease in question is neurofibromatosis.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: In chapter 18, both Lola and Lana are reduced to extremely pained blabbering when they finally learn that Lincoln is going to die.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Leni is an interesting example. She never does or say anything insensitive at any point, instead just acts as like her normal optimistic self. This actually is what ends up coming across as insensitive to the rest of her broken sisters, who feel Leni isn't taking the situation of Lincoln's illness seriously. Lincoln himself, however, doesn't mind since he knows Leni better and actually enjoys seeing her happy.
  • Internal Reveal: Lincoln tells Bobby, Clyde, Lucy, and the twins about his condition in chapters 6, 7, 17, and 18 respectively. By now, the audience knows he's going to die, but it comes as a shock for these characters to realize that Lincoln may only have two more weeks left to live. He also tried to tell the truth to Ronnie Anne, but she misunderstood him and ran away after Cristina appears.
    • In Chapter 12, Lincoln tells Lynn that he would have been dead already if not for her hitting him in the head with a ball.
  • It's All My Fault:
    • Lincoln repeatedly blames himself for everybody turning against each other. Lori reassures him that it's not his fault but rather, their fault for not handling the situation well.
    • Lynn blames herself for Lincoln's condition, as she thinks it's her fault that Lincoln is dying since she kicked the soccer ball at his head (what really happened was that it caused one of the tumors to dislodge from Lincoln's brain and infect his heart, which actually extended his time limit by 2 weeks).
  • Jerkass Realization: Ronnie Anne, big time, after she finally learns the truth about Lincoln and realizes how badly she treated him due to a misunderstanding.

  • The Last Dance: Inspired by Adrien's letter (though Dr. House gave him the same advice earlier), Lincoln decides to devote his last days to making sure his sisters have fond memories of him.
  • Life Isn't Fair: Lincoln's reaction to finding out he's dying (can you blame him?). Dr. House at first dismisses it, but after going through the list of all contrived coincidences involved in Lincoln's disease, he actually agrees with him.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: Lincoln. Also Adrien, a boy he meets in the hospital.
  • Missing Mom: Bobby and Ronnie Anne's mother died 2 years prior to the story in a car crash.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In a similar principal; because of Cristina showing up at the worst possible time, Ronnie Anne thinks that Lincoln was going to break up with her for Cristina, when he was actually trying to tell her that he was dying.
  • Must Have Caffeine: After the Overworked Sleep incident (see below), Lisa starts using caffeine patches to keep herself awake as much as possible.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Played with; Lincoln is not dead yet but he soon will be, thus everyone keeps telling him what a good boy he is and reminds him of the good things he has done, while ignoring his more questionable actions. Lincoln even points this out in chapter 20 by stating he is not a saint and his siblings should know this, and complains to Pop-Pop in chapter 22 how his sisters seem to have forgotten all the times he acted like a jerk. Crosses into Don't You Dare Pity Me! as noted above, as Lincoln feels that everybody is treating him nicely if only because he's dying.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In chapter 22, Lincoln learns to his horror that Bernie, one of the residents of Sunset Canyon Retirement Home, broke his hip during a game of twister because Lincoln convinced him and the other residents not to let Sue treat them like babies, and that they still could do whatever they wanted. Sue even gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech because of it, and Lincoln tries to apologize to her for what he has done.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Chapter 12, Lynn delivers one to a boy named Ryan, the same boy she was playing soccer with in the first chapter before going to play with Lincoln, after he makes the fatal mistake of teasing Lynn about how she sent Lincoln to the hospital.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Lucy, the emo girl who rarely shows any sort of emotion, breaks down crying when she finally discovers that Lincoln is dying.
  • Oh, Crap!: Chapter 16 ends with a major one when Lincoln realizes he forgot to lock his room that morning, and then proceeds to find Lucy in his room, having found his bucket list.
  • Orphaned Punchline: Ronnie Anne has one in Chapter 8:
    Ronnie Anne: ...and then the teacher said, 'But if the dog ate your homework, who did you bury on the day of your math quiz?'.
  • Overworked Sleep: Chapter 11; in the middle of the night, Lincoln finds Lisa asleep on the floor of her room, having apparently worked all night on his cure. He gently puts her in bed.
  • Playing with Syringes: A rare sympathetic example. Lisa reveals she has been experimenting on and killing animals in a desperate attempt to cure Lincoln.
  • Poor Communication Kills: When Lincoln wants to tell Ronnie Anne the truth, she first assumes that he wants to ask her to be his girlfriend, and then, when Cristina (who already knows the truth) suddenly shows up, she jumps to the conclusion that Lincoln wants to break up with her and storms off, not even allowing Lincoln to explain himself.
  • Precision F-Strike: By Luna in chapter 13. This only happens in the English version.
  • The Quiet One: Luan, of all people, becomes one when she discovers that Lincoln is dying. Even donning her mime outfit just so she wouldn't have to talk.
  • Sad Clown: Chapter 11 reveals Luan to be one. She is constantly called names by the sports teams in school, knows people consider her a freak, and tries to hide how insecure and depressed she frequently feels beneath her jokes.
  • Secretly Dying: For the first half of the story, Lincoln desperately tries to keep his younger sisters from finding out about his condition, since it has already devastated the rest of the family. He fails with Lisa since she quickly figures it out on her own. Lucy also gets suspicious and finally finds out the truth in chapter 17. Lola and Lana remain oblivious until chapter 18, when Lincoln finally tells them. Due to her age, Lily is the only sister not to know.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title of the story is a reference to the book Requiem for a Dream and its film adaptation.
    • Lyrics of many pop songs made it into the story (see Song Fic below).
    • The titles of the chapters for the novel that Rita helps Lincoln write are identical to the titles of the series' episodes. Likewise, the fanfic makes several references to events that have occurred during the actual series, given that it has been written while the second half of the series' first season, the entirety of the second and the first half of the third have premiered.
    • The poem Lincoln cites to Lucy in chapter 17 is "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye.
  • Silence of Sadness: Upon hearing that Lincoln is dying, Luan becomes a mime.
  • Skewed Priorities: Downplayed and Played for Drama; Lincoln is going to die, but he considers his sisters' reactions to it to be far worse.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Adrien, a boy slightly older than Lincoln, who suffers from an advanced form of leukemia. He only appears in chapter 5, but both this meeting, and the letter he writes Lincoln later (see Dead Man Writing above), mark a turning point for Lincoln, and the story as a whole, since it causes Lincoln to accept his fate and try to make the most of the time he has left.
  • Song Fic: Courtesy of Luna, there are quite some song lyrics in the fic, especially in Luna's chapters. Some of them are just quoted as Luna speaking in lyrics, and other are actually sang. A list so far:
    • You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones (quoted, chapter 1)
    • Dumb Reminders by No Use For A Name (sang, chapter 3)
    • Eat The Rich Lyrics by Aerosmith (sang/quoted, chapters 3 and 7)
    • Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash (quoted, chapter 3)
    • Just A Dream by Carrie Underwood (sang, chapter 4)
    • Fade To Black by Metallica (sang, chapter 9)
    • Full Circle by Aerosmith (sang, chapter 9, this is a song Adrien recommends to Lincoln in his final letter in order to get his point across.)
    • Satellite by Nickelback (sang, chapter 11)
    • Always by Bon Jovi (sang, chapter 11)
    • Mockingbird by Eminem (quoted, chapter 11)
    • Hole In My Soul by Aerosmith, November Rain by Guns N' Roses and So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold were mentioned as songs that made Luna feel utterly sad in chapter 13.
    • Knocking on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan (quoted, chapter 13)
    • While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles (sang, chapter 13)
    • Wonderwall by Oasis (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler (sang, chapter 13)
    • Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal Flatts (sang, chapter 13)
    • Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Let the Music Do the Talking by Joe Perry/Aerosmith (quoted, chapter 13)
    • For Those About to Rock by AC/DC (quoted, chapter 13)
    • International You Day by No Use for a Name (sang, chapter 13)
    • Gone Too Soon by Simple Plan (sang, chapter 13)
    • Guernica by Brand New (sang, chapter 13)
    • Dream On by Aerosmith (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Hey Soul Sister by Train (quoted, chapter 13)
    • Nothing Else Matters by Metallica (quoted, chapter 13)
    • You'll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins (sang, chapter 15)
    • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (sang, chapter 15)
    • True Colors by Cyndi Lauper (Phil Collins cover)note . (sang, chapter 15)
    • With Me by Sum 41 (sang, chapter 15)
    • Let it Hurt by Rascal Flatts (sang, chapter 15)
    • Brother by Falling in Reverse (sang, chapter 15)
    • Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N' Roses (quoted, chapter 16)
    • Life Is a Highway by Tom Cochrane / Rascal Flattsnote . (sang, chapter 16)
    • Against All Odds by Phil Collins (mentioned as Luna is listening to it in her room, without being sang or quoted, chapter 21)
    • Living Louder by The Cab, and Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips (both sung by Luna, chapter 26)
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: Lincoln considers the fact that he will die less bad than how his death will impact those he loves. He even literally apologizes for the bad news when telling Clyde and his dads.
  • Spotting the Thread:
    • In chapter 15, Tabby mentions noticing how Luna's singing changed that night. Doubles as Harsher in Hindsight.
    • In chapter 16 Lucy, who already was suspicious about Lincoln and the older sisters’ behavior, easily sees through all their excuses for why Lincoln and Luna camped in the backyard, or why Lynn only made hotcakes for Lincoln. She finds out the truth in the following chapter.
  • The Unfavorite: Lola believes herself to be this, even demanding to know why they all like Lana better.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • Cristina in chapter 9. She found out about Lincoln's condition from her mother and desperately wanted to see him. It absolutely wasn't her intention to interrupt Lincoln's attempt to tell Ronnie Anne the truth, let alone cause an argument between the two of them, but due to a combination of bad luck and very poor timing, that is exactly what she ends up doing.
    • Ryan is an inversion, seeing as how he's indirectly responsible for Lincoln getting extra time left to live by kicking Lynn off of his team, which in turn, led to Lincoln getting hit in the head with Lynn's soccer ball which dislodged one of his tumors.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Adrien, who is a One-Shot Character only appearing in chapter 5. In this chapter, he and Lincoln meet in the hospital and spend some time bonding over their oncoming death. Sadly, we don’t get to see Adrien again after this encounter since he dies off-screen shortly afterwards. We next hear about him when his mother drops by at the Loud House to give Lincoln a letter Adrien left him.
  • Wham Line: In "The Storm - Part 1":
    Lincoln Loud stopped right where he was. The drizzle kept folling on his shoulders, his head, his hands, his ice cream. With his eyes fixed forward, his pupils narrowed, his mint-glossed lips let out a gasp, a chill went down his spine...
    Despite all, he managed to swallow his mouthful of ice cream.
    The last one he would ever taste.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Luna delivers this to Luan after she asks Lynn a very insensitive question ("Did you already forget what happened the last time you hit him?") in chapter 8.
    Luna: How could you say that?! What's the matter with you?!
    • Luna then gets one herself from Lori later in chapter 13, when she tries to get over her depression by getting drunk and sleeping with a strange boy.
    • Lincoln gives Lisa a small one when the little genius, being so busy trying to Find the Cure!, is no longer taking good care of Lily, forgetting to change her diaper and admitting this might happen again in the future.
    • Pop-Pop delivers a massive one to his daughter and son-in-law when he finally learns the truth about Lincoln in chapter 24. Because Sue, the nurse at the retirement home, told him. He shows up at their door in the middle of a storm to demand why they kept him in the dark about Lincoln dying for so long.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Lincoln tells this to a depressed Luan in chapter 11, reminding her that she has a lot of followers on YouTube and makes more money than most 14-year-olds thanks to running a successful business.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Lincoln will have only 2, maybe 3 weeks left. However, that is still 2 weeks more than he originally would have had if not for Lynn (see Contrived Coincidence above).
  • You Should Have Died Instead: Chapter 11, Luan admits that according to her, either she or any of her sisters (but mostly herself) should have died in Lincoln's place.
  • Younger than They Look: Chunk, who looks to be in his thirties or forties, is actually only 19 years old.