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"The outside world is our enemy, kids. We're the only friends we've got. It's just Rick and The Loud House. Rick and The Loud House and their adventures. Rick and The Loud House forever and forever. Me and Rick and whoever running around, and Rick and The Loud House time. All day long, forever. All a hundred days. Rick and The Loud House forever 100 times. Over and over. All 100 years. Every minute."
Rick, "Chapter 1: Left In Another Dimension"

Rick and The Loud House is a fanfiction written by author Itsnouse95.

As the name indicates, the story is a crossover between Rick and Morty and The Loud House. However, the story is set in an alternate universe where Rick has eleven grandchildren rather than just two, and is Lynn Sr.'s father rather than Beth's. The story is unique in that it combines plot lines from their respective series. The author states that each chapter will go in the order of Rick and Morty's original episode list, but episodes of The Loud House will vary on whichever one he feels will mesh in better.

Can be found and read here. Also has a Archive of Our Own page.


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  • Above Good and Evil: Just like in canon, Rick finds morality to be a meaningless concept. As the story goes on, Luna and Lucy begin to wonder if there may be some truth to that, since they learn that people will always suffer in some way or another no matter what dimension they go to.
  • Abusive Parent: Though slightly nicer than he was in the show, Rick was still an absent father to Lynn Sr. in the past just as he was to Beth in canon. In the present he frequently endangers his grandchildren and their friends whenever he takes them on adventures, merrily exploits them and their unique quirks for his own benefit and, if they provoke him, he is not above lambasting them on occasion. While the Season 5 finale of Rick and Morty reveals a justifiable reason for Rick's absence, Rick and The Loud House hasn't hit the finale, much less Season 5, yet.
  • Actionized Adaptation: When you combine a nihilistic adult cartoon rife with constant danger with a wacky mundane kid's cartoon, this is what you get. Combined with being Darker and Edgier, the Loud House characters are forced to pull their weight because of the constantly perilous adventures that Rick brings them towards.
  • Adaptation Amalgamation: This story tends to combine multiple episodes from various seasons of The Loud House with adaptations of Rick and Morty episodes in chronological order, resulting in numerous changes in plotlines like characters going with Rick in his adventures instead of doing their own shenanigans on Earth. The fic also integrates several The Casagrandes episodes in a story otherwise focusing on The Loud House characters.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade:
    • Luna only had a few Break the Cutie moments in her series proper, but the fanfic makes her insecurities a bit more prominent. For starters, her nervousness with wanting to ask out Sam Sharp results in her accidentally turning everybody in her original dimension into David Cronenberg-inspired monsters.
    • Luan becomes depressed when she realizes her family members find her annoying, and unlike the original, later chapters show she's still hurt by the fact. Not to mention, she loses her boyfriend Benny thanks to having to leave her original dimension.
    • While Lincoln isn't as outward about his problems compared to the other characters, later chapters make it apparent that Lincoln suffers from low self-esteem brought on by the fact that his sisters and Rick are more successful than him, and is now in fact, facing issues with his own morality.
    • While the original show has Lucy regain her confidence by realizing she needs to be herself, the story goes more in-depth on the fact that her siblings see her as bit of a weirdo, and that she's deeply hurt by it.
    • Lola ends up ruining her own pageant career and social status after Mr. Needful indirectly turns her into a monster and causes a rampage on live television.
    • Downplayed with Lisa. She hardly ever has any actual angst throughout the story, but she's clearly upset by the fact that Rick doesn't take her on many adventures.
    • The Casagrandes end up getting their home destroyed by the Galactic Federation and are forced to move to Royal Woods.
    • In "Vindicators 3: Deal Me Out", Rick’s blackout was the result of an extreme case of Drowning My Sorrows over Vance refusing Rick’s request for the Vindicators to help him find Lynn after she ran away.
  • Adaptational Badass: The siblings are forced to pull their weight whenever they go on adventures.
    • They are also much more competent morality pets for Rick than the Smiths, alongside Rick L-137 being slightly more decent than C-137. They more often than not stand their ground on him, with Lincoln often threatening to snitch if Rick does more unscrupulous acts.
  • Adaptational Context Change: So many as a result of crossing the two contrasting shows together. Some chapters may just mix the plot of the shows' respective episodes (Like "The Suite and Sour Conspiracy"), while others retell episodes from either show while adding elements of the episode from the other ("The Rickchurian Loudidate" takes more of the original Rick and Morty episode than "Not a Loud" from The Loud House). As a result, several characters' roles are either reduced or expanded.
  • Adaptation Deviation:
    • In the original show, Leni was unable to get her driver's license because Lori sabotages her attempt. While the same events are played out in the story, Leni actually succeeds in getting her driver's license after a second try because Mr. Meeseeks was the one tasked with helping her learn how to drive rather than Lincoln.
    • Benny is no longer Luan's boyfriend in this continuity. After Rick accidentally "Cronenbergs" the world, he and the siblings go to live in another dimension that's only 99.8% the same as their previous one. Unfortunately, the 0.2% that's different included Benny's feelings for Luan.
    • Lola no longer participates in pageants anymore when her anger issues (combined with being tricked into literally turning into a demon on live television) lead to her getting banned from future tournaments.
    • In Rick and Morty, Zeep chooses to continue powering Rick's car so his universe won't be destroyed. Here, however, Lisa convinces Rick to use Zeep's miniverse in exchange for the teenyverse so he wouldn't have to keep using Zeep's universe anymore.
    • In The Loud House, Ronnie Anne ends up leaving Royal Woods to live with her extended family in Great Lakes City. In this story, however, the opposite happens due to the Galactic Federation destroying Great Lakes City.
  • Adaptation Expansion: "Getting Schwifty With House Music" includes a subplot featuring Mr. Poopybutthole being taken care of by Lori, who accidentally shot him in the previous chapter. It turns out that, on his home planet, Mr. Poopybutthole is a celebrity who got tired of all the fame and faked his own death. After getting shot, Mr. Poopybutthole realizes that he made a mistake in doing so and requires Lori's help to let his people know that he's still alive. None of this happens in RM, and is completely different from his actual origin.
  • Adaptational Location Change: Having the Louds as his family means that Rick Sanchez L-137 lives in the fictional town of Royal Woods, Michigan, rather than somewhere outside Seattle, Washington. As a result, The Louds' garage on the right side of the house becomes Rick's primary base of operations, and likely sports the same interior like in Rick and Morty canon.
    • As a result of Rick living there, the Loud siblings travel anywhere via Rick's space cruiser rather than their family van (Vanzilla). Vanzilla does however, make some sporadic appearances.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Rick still has his original surname of "Sanchez" in the story, meaning that, biologically speaking, the Louds are actually the Sanchez'.
    • This variant of Rick is designated "L-137" by the Citadel of Ricks, as opposed to the C-137 one a Central Finite Curve away.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • Rick is a highly Downplayed example. He remains the snarky and cynical Mad Scientist that he is in his respective show, but some of his more overtly negative traits are lessened. He doesn't display any sexist qualities (except towards Lori on occasion, though it is mostly just to spite her), generally acts more openly caring towards his grandchildren, and his takedown of the Galactic Federation wasn't motivated by spite like in the original.
    • Some of the Loud siblings also have some of their negative traits lessened as well, albeit by virtue of Character Development. Lori begins genuinely connecting with Lincoln more often, Luan vows to stop with the April Fools Day pranks, Lola's anger and bratty demeanor slowly go away, and the siblings in general begin to treat Lucy with more respect.
    • While Crocubot isn't as outwardly assholish compared to the other Vindicators, he was still part of a "superhero" team who were actually a bunch of selfish douchebags in reality. The story expands Crocubot's character a bit by showing that he's actually the black sheep of the Vindicators; the only reason he's even part of the Vindicators at all is because he's viewed as somebody who can't be a solo superhero despite his capabilities. Additionally, in the original show, Crocubot didn't show much remorse over destroying a lone planet just to defeat a single shapeshifting villain. In the story, he tried coming up with a more practical solution only to get shot down by his teammates.
  • Adaptational Protagonist: Unlike The Loud House, the Loud siblings aren't as much explored upon as characters or as prominent as Rick, who is practically the de facto protagonist and star of the story, whose backstory and Hidden Depths get explored as part of his character progression. While they do play main roles in his adventures, at best the siblings play the Supporting Protagonist role as Morty and Summer did in Rick and Morty.
  • Adaptational Sexuality:
    • Luan is bisexual in this story, though she doesn't realize it herself until later on.
    • Maggie is outright stated in "Rick Or Treat" to be bi as well.
  • Adapted Out: As the story takes place in an alternate universe where Rick is instead the father of Lynn Sr. and thus the grandfather of the Loud siblings, Morty, Summer, Beth, and Jerry do not exist.
  • An Aesop: A Zigzagged Trope. Most of the Aesops that come with nearly each Loud House episode are seldom implemented here due to Rick and Morty's pessimistic, deconstructive nature creeping over the saccharine Loud House's squeaky-clean, optimistic themes.
  • All the Other Reindeer:
    • It's strongly implied that Lenis are looked down upon by Ricks due to their low intelligence. This is what makes Prime Rick stand out from all the other Ricks since he doesn't make fun of Leni for her dumbness, and actually calls her smart on several occasions.
    • "The Man With The Plan" also shows that Lynns are ostracized from not just Ricks but also other versions of the siblings, as the Lynns are far too rowdy and aggressive for Ricks to wanna adopt any of them.
  • Ambiguously Gay: One of the guard Loris from "The Citadel Of Ricks" claims to not be into guys when the main Lori asks about Bobby. The ambiguity lies in whether or not she meant that she doesn't like guys period or if she's into girls instead.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Lisa doesn't believe in Santa Claus, as in canon, but it's more perplexing here considering Lisa has encountered aliens, alternate versions of her and her siblings, and ghosts.
  • Ascended Extra: Very much downplayed in that their roles are still small and are quite random, but some of the minor/one-shot characters from both series have more reappearances throughout the story.
    • After his first appearance in "A Total Rickall While Undie Pressure", Mr. Poopybutthole has a major role in the sidestory of the following chapter and later chapters show he now lives in Royal Woods (presumably in the same neighborhood as the Louds).
    • Maggie only had one sole appearance in The Loud House, but the story slightly expands her role as sort of a emotional crutch for Luan. Similarly, Abradolf Lincler isn't trapped in an alternate dimension like his canon counterpart, and appears to participate in Maggie's meet-ups as shown in "Rick Or Treat".
    • As they are Spared by the Adaptation, Dr. Bloom, Alexander, and Roger make brief and sporadic reappearances throughout the story, showing their time working at the now fully opened Anatomy Park.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Rick turns Lucy into a vampire in "Tiny Rick: Friend or Faux?", finally accomplishing a lifelong dream of hers. However, it's not as great as she thought it would be. Lucy can't fly as a bat because she doesn't know how to, she can literally only consume blood as regular human food will taste foul to her (meaning that Lucy can no longer eat chocolate anymore), Royal Woods is a quiet town that makes victim hunting a long and boring experience, Lucy realizes that she doesn't actually want to hurt other people, and a lack of blood consumption will cause Lucy to go feral and potentially lose her humanity all together.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Quite a few chapters tend have a bitter end to them:
    • "L is For Love Potion": The world got so screwed up by the effects of Luna's love potion to Sam and Rick's botched attempt to correct them that Rick and the Loud Siblings end up moving to a different dimension, having to bury their recently-killed counterparts (except Lily) in that dimension and leaving behind their mother, father, Pop Pop, and Lily. On the plus side, the kids got to redo their Valentine's Day and properly get together with their crushes. But Luan loses out because Benny doesn't reciprocate her feelings in this new dimension.
    • "Frog Wild Run": Lincoln and Lana rescue Fart from an assassin in spite of Rick's protest, but when Fart intends to bring the rest of his kind to "cleanse" all carbon-based life, Lana uses Rick's antimatter gun to kill him.
    • "No Such Thing as Luck": Lincoln manages to talk Lynn down and she gives up the Infinity Balls to restore reality, but she is left physically and mentally exhausted, and sooner or later she has to confront the rest of her family about her actions. What's more, Tammy is still out there and it's revealed she's working with Evil Lincoln.
  • Black Comedy: In spades because it's a crossover between the saccharine Loud House and the nihilistic Rick and Morty. However, most of the latter's humor dominates the story as a result of Rick's mere presence, supplanting the childish, colorful humor of the former.
  • Black-and-Grey Morality: Overlaps with Grey-and-Grey Morality and White-and-Grey Morality. By virtue of crossing over a nihilistic adult cartoon with an upbeat children's cartoon, it becomes clear that the themes of the former slowly creeps over the overly sunny tune of the latter's cast of characters, with the Louds and their friends quickly progressing through Character Development due to ever increasingly dangerous adventures that Rick gets them involved with and the variety of morally ambiguous elements that put their lives into jeopardy. Some characters become cynical or become imbued with angst, are forced to commit morally questionable acts to protect themselves, while others become mentally warped because of the many things Rick does that affect them.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: on The Loud House side, because the violence and grounded physics of Rick and Morty become integrated in it, which result in more blood spilled beyond Clyde's nosebleeds. This also negates the Toon Physics of former, as the fic doesn't shy away from characters (usually bystanders or villains) getting mutilated or bloodied by Rick's antics.
  • Body Backup Drive: As in canon, Rick still has his cloning project titled "Operation Phoenix". In the story, Lynn runs away at the end of "Lynner Takes The Stone", and attempts to find her proved futile for a while. Rick thus decides to restart "Operation Phoenix" as a potential backup plan so that, if Lynn were to get herself killed at any point, her consciousness would be transferred to a clone of hers.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: The siblings are split over weather or not they should turn Rick into the Galactic Federation in "The Wedding Squanchers", but each side provide good arguments for why and why not. Leni, Luna, Lana, Lucy, and Lisa are against turning Rick in, arguing that, despite his flaws, Rick has proven that he does genuinely care about his family and doesn't (intentionally) try to put them in danger. Lori, Luan, Lynn, and Lola are all in favor of turning Rick in because he is still an arrogant jerk who causes a majority of their troubles.
  • Break the Cutie: Owing to the mayhem caused by Rick's involvement in their lives, the Loud siblings started becoming increasingly jaded and/or cynical due to the near-constant traumatic experiences they are forced to put up with, pulling them away from the innocuous and childish humor they are used to in their home series. Later on, they become desensitized to everything around them.
    • In "L is for Love Potion", thanks to Rick utilizing a concoction that turned everyone except his family into Cronenberg monsters, they are forced to jump to a new reality. To add insult to injury, the kids are forced to bury their gruesomely dead counterparts as they replace them to start over their Valentine's Day.
    • In "Frog Wild Run", Lana is forced to shoot and kill Fart, becoming emotional as a result, Rick then breaks her a life lesson about it.
    • In "Look Who's Spelling it Out Now" Lincoln is forced to kill a Purge participant to protect Lucy. Lucy herself becomes traumatized by the Purge planet's way of life.
  • Break the Haughty: Lynn, big time. It takes a long time to snap her out of her obnoxious character too. Losing an eye to a Death Stalker caused her to run away for three months. Much later, she is embroiled in a chaotic adventure in "One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Lynn", and then, after losing to Rick in "Racing Hearts", she loses her friends after accusing them of bad luck and her downward spiral culminates in her taking the Infinity Balls to conquer the world. She is ultimately bested by Lincoln, who talks her out of using the balls. She then quits sports as a penance for her actions.
  • The Bus Came Back: "Rick Or Treat" features reappearances of many characters from early in the story, such as Prince Nebulon, Poncho, and Krombopulos Michael. Justified, however, as in that particular chapter, Rick takes Lincoln, Clyde, Ronnie Anne, and Sid to a dimension where everybody who died in their original dimension is still alive and vice-versa.
  • Call-Forward: The Vindicators from Rick and Morty made one sole appearance in the show. Here, they're mentioned at the end of "Pulp Ricktion", still keeping in contact with Rick, and wouldn't physically appear until ten chapters later.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Why did Lincoln get involved with the Sister Fight Protocol? As his toxic self explains, he feels like there's nothing special about him, and if nobody needs him, then he's worthless.
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: Just like its respective source material, the story has a tendency to switch back-and-forth from being darkly hilarious to pure emotional turmoil.
  • Character Development: Thanks to Rick's involvement, the Loud siblings' relationship towards one another have improved, and their negative traits are slowly going away.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: An off-screen one. In "Driving Miss Hazy With Mr Meeseeks", Lola ends up befriending Star Butterfly when she accidentally takes herself (alongside Lincoln and Rick) to the kingdom of Mewni. "Loudest Mission: Rickshank Rickdemption" revealed that the royal family of Mewni saved Lynn Sr., Rita, Pop-Pop, and Lily from the Cronenberged Earth.
  • Children Forced to Kill: Due to Rick's involvement with the family on a near frequent basis and the story's morally unhinged nature, the Loud kids are forced to commit killings or grievous injury to protect themselves from the various individuals who put their lives in jeopardy, much to their horror. Since they take the role of Morty, who is young like them, it's a given.
    • Lana attacks Poncho when he takes Lincoln hostage and sends him plummeting to his death. Later, she's the one that shoots the Fart when he reveals his species' plan to eradicate all carbon-based life.
    • Lincoln (accidentally) runs over Krombopulos Michael, killing him in the process, had to kill one of the purging cat aliens to protect Lucy and runs an alien through with a makeshift spear to save Lynn Sr. during the chaos following the collapse of the Galactic Federation.
  • The Corrupter: Rick, of course. The siblings' morals and behavior gradually shift over the course of the story, which Lori desperately lampshades when she tries convincing them to turn over Rick to the Galactic Federation and Luna is nonchalant about them having to move to another reality when the subject is broached. Bare in mind, Luna is partially responsible for destroying their original Earth...
    Lori: "A-are you hearing yourself? Do you not realize how twisted that sounds? You really think Rick's a good person when he's making us think like this?"
  • Crazy-Prepared: As usual, Rick Sanchez never lets one problem slip by without a backup off his sleeve. This is actually instrumental in ascertaining Lynn's defeat in the Infinity Balls arc, where he planned in advance with Zeep to send Lincoln to his universe under the suspicion that Lynn snaps and turns megalomaniacal on everyone, as Rick saw through how she just showed up at the doorstep claiming to forget everything.
  • Crossover: Of course, but the multiverse setting has occasionally allowed for small crossovers with other media. "Driving Miss Hazy With Mr Meeseeks" involved Rick, Lincoln, and Lola accidentally traveling to Mewni and "The Citadel of Ricks" has Rick, Lincoln, and Lisa briefly travel to a dimension where Lincoln has Naruto as an adopted brother.
    • In The Loudest Thanksgiving mindblowers, one of Lincoln's wiped memories was of crashing into, killing, and (poorly) resurrecting The Simpsons.
  • Crossover Relatives: The main premise of the story. Rick is the grandfather of the Loud siblings.
  • Darker and Edgier: Played With, considering the two shows contrast each other in content. While the violence, crude humor, and profanity is perfectly in-tone with Rick and Morty, it's a far cry from The Loud House's upbeat and lighthearted nature.
    • As a result of combining the gritty, grounded, violent nature of Rick and Morty, The Toon Physics in the Loud House side is completely negated and basically anyone (even members of TLH cast) can die or suffer serious injuries, forcing the main characters to fight to keep their skins intact.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rick always views everything he sees with completely snide fervor, as he was in canon, naturally. Luan becomes this after her parents call her out and then later after "L. is for Love Potion", which sees Luan becoming more cynical as the story progresses.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Lucy was able to interact with the ghosts of the siblings that originally inhabited the dimension she and the rest of her family are now living in, and kept their existence a secret the whole time by making sure none of them left her room. When Lucy finally decides to tell her siblings, they can only interact with the ghosts via special goggles that Rick made.
  • Death by Adaptation: "The Loudest Thanksgiving Mindblowers" reveals that Flip is dead in this story, having accidentally been killed after being frozen by Rick.
  • Death of a Child: The Loud Siblings (except Lily) of the identical universe that the current Louds live in died along with their Rick in "L Is For Love Potion: Part 2".
  • Deconstruction: Almost all of the deconstructed elements in Rick and Morty is brought all the way in this crossover, such as Rick's nihilistic attitude being the cause of ruination for so many people, including his family. Unfortunately, this brutal deconstruction infests the sunny, wacky cast of The Loud House as well as a result of crossing over two dissonant cartoons.
    • First off, while the Loud sisters initially act as they are in canon, later on, their own unique and clashing personalities and fatal flaws ultimately cause them more harm than good, forcing them to undergo Character Development to rein in their flaws. Unlike the original series, these changes stick due to the story's serial nature.
    • Lincoln's self-esteem issues is much more prominent here than The Loud House. His desire for helping others stems from a desperate bid for validation. The fact that his sisters, and especially Rick, are more successful than him nails the point.
    • Since they appear in this story, Lincoln's love for superheroes also get soured as he sees the morally unsound nature of real-life superheroes like the Vindicators.
    • Lynn's desire to Never Be Hurt Again and her Big Sister Bully act becomes her worst mistake, which costs her an eye, her relationship with Rick, Lincoln, and ultimately her family.
    • A typical deconstruction retained from Rick and Morty is the traumatic effects that come with Rick's insane and dangerous adventures, which are now being hammered on The Loud House's cast, which are mostly composed of prepubescent children, which causes these adventures to be Harmful to Minors.
    • Lana's Black-and-White Morality becomes shaken after she meets Krombopoulos Michael, a killer who also happens to be a family man. She also becomes tearful after realizing she just rescued, and later killed, a being who desires to end all carbon life.
    • Lisa's desire to follow her grandfather's footsteps in the name of science ultimately gets thrown at her face after she sees for the first time how that science twisted and ultimately transformed Rick into the cold, unfeeling man he is now.
    • The only reason Rick wasn't as atrocious as his C-137 counterpart is due to being both a slightly submissive Adaptational Nice Guy and his ten grandchildren being more thick-skinned and optimistic morality pets compared to Morty and Summer. Even then, his involvement in their lives slowly pull them away from the sunny tune they had in canon.
  • Demographic-Dissonant Crossover: The story is a crossover between Rick and Morty, an adult cartoon, and The Loud House, a children's cartoon.
  • Demoted to Extra: A number of the side characters that have prominent roles in The Loud House make very few, if at all, appearances here as a result of the Loud siblings getting more involved with Rick's adventures, and if they do, they serve no purpose in the overarching story. Some are outright ommitted.
    • Lincoln's friends besides Clyde, such as Liam, Zach, and Rusty, don't appear as often as they are in canon because Lincoln spends most of his time travelling with Rick than hanging out with them. They even lampshade it in "Racing Hearts".
    • Luna's band is yet to appear in a prominent role, if at all.
    • As a result of the Galactic Federation demolishing Great Lakes City, many of Ronnie Anne's friends from her spin-off series besides Sid Chang were killed. They only have one appearance.
    • Lynn's friends, Margo and Paula, don't take much interactions with her, and in "Racing Hearts", Lynn destroys her friendship with Margo because she lost to Rick.
    • Speaking of Clyde, he doesn't play much of a role in the story apart from an adventure with the Vindicators, as Lincoln spends more time with Rick.
  • The Determinator: Once set on a task, all Mr. Meeseeks will fulfil it no matter what. One Mr. Meeseek is willing to force Leni's driving instructor at gunpoint to rerun the driving test in order to help Leni get her driving license.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: A genuine example with Ronnie Anne. Rick built muscle and bone enhancing drones inside Ronnie Anne's body to keep her in better health following the events of "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy". As the existence of Anatomy Park being literally inside her body is kept a secret, Ronnie Anne legitimately does not know that she's a lot stronger now.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Defied; when Lincoln reveals that his bully is actually a girl in "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy", all the sisters Squee and believe that the girl has a crush on him. Rick, however, calls each of them out for assuming that a girl treating a boy like crap means that she likes him.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After the end of the Galactic Federation's occupation of Earth, Tammy Guetermann, a federal agent, took over the new Federation as President.
  • Enfant Terrible: Lynn displays some traits of this in "Lynner Takes The Stone" after Armothy possesses her left arm. Whereas Lana and Lincoln only ever killed people out of self defense, Lynn clearly finds a deep thrill in brutally murdering the slave-raiders when given the opportunity.
  • Everybody Has Standards:
    • In "Left In Another Dimension", Rick specifically requests Lincoln to smuggle the mega-seeds up his butt. According to Rick, not only will nothing fit up his butt anymore, but he finds it disgusting to have to have Lucy do it.
    • Also from the first chapter, when Lori finds out that Rick is responsible for shutting off their power, Lisa is against interfering with whatever Rick was doing at the time. Lisa is a Mad Scientist herself, but she knows full well that messing with any of Rick's experiments could lead to bigger disaster than anyone messing with her's.
    • In "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy", even Lana has a look of disgust when she, Lincoln, and Carol had to exit Ronnie Anne's body from... the basement.
    • In "L Is For Love Potion: Part 2", continuing directly onto the next chapter, Rick felt genuinely bad for Luna after Luan, in a fit of rage, calls her a "dyke". Justified as Rick himself is Pansexual.
    • Throughout the story, Lucy will express genuine fear or horror whenever certain conflicts take a turn for the worst. Good examples are "L Is For Love Potion: Part 2", "Tiny Rick, Friend Or Faux?", and "Look Who’s Spelling It Out Now".
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Just like in canon, Rick doesn't want any of his grandkids to turn out like him, especially Lisa and Lynn.
  • Eye Scream: In "Lynner Takes The Stone", Lynn gets stabbed in her right eye during a death match in the Blood Dome. When Lynn finally returns home in "11 Louds A Leapin'", Rick replaces her eye with a mechanical one.
  • Foil: Rick and the Loud siblings share many characteristics in common with each other. However, some, like Lori and Leni, are his complete opposites.
    • A crossover between two demographically dissonant cartoons gives this. The general cast of Rick and Morty and The Loud House often make a stark contrast with each other in the story; while The Loud House side of characters (like Clyde, Sid, Principal Ramirez, Mayor Davis or Sergio) remain squeaky-clean, saccharine, and almost don't utter mature dialogue, the Rick and Morty side of characters (like Zeep, Galactic Federation members, Tammy, or the President) still retain their typical characteristics, like their shameless obscenities, their tendency for profanity and mature vocabulary, and violent, obscene acts.
  • Foreshadowing: In "Funny, Ricksy Business", during a scene where Lucy, Haiku, and Rocky attempt to summon spirits, Lucy has a brief moment of shock and requests the other two to leave her room. This foreshadows the existence of the ghost siblings in "The Dead House".
  • Fusion Fic: The story is basically a combination of episodes from each respective show, such as "Left In Another Dimension" or "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy".
  • Generation Xerox: As the story goes on, it becomes apparent that the Loud siblings inherited some of their more unique traitsnote  from Rick.
  • Happily Failed Suicide: After Unity breaks up with him, Rick attempts to vaporize himself just like in canon, except this time Lana walks in on him and asks if he could teach her how to run maintenance on his space cruiser. Rick is grateful for the distraction.
  • Harmful to Minors: Compared to Morty and Summer, the Louds are even more underage and are exposed to just as much danger, profanity and substance abuse (mostly from Rick) as in canon. At the very least, however, Rick attempts to keep the children shielded from any sexual activities.
  • Haunted House: "The Dead House" reveals that the Loud House was being haunted by the original siblings of the dimension that the current siblings are now living in, who were killed and later replaced.
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: Deconstructed. After their visit with Dr. Lopez in "Pickle Rick’s Geriantics", the Louds vow to be more honest with each other. However, in "Toxicity in the Family", Lincoln goes overboard and reveals various secrets that the sisters have been keeping from each other, leading to the Sister Fight Protocol being a complete disaster.
  • Hypocrite:
    • In "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy", Rick calls out the sisters for constantly meddling with Lincoln's life. Then it turns out Rick did some meddling of his own as he built Anatomy Park inside Ronnie Anne's body when he saw her picking on Lincoln (though he claims to have been drunk at the time). Lampshaded by Lori.
    • One of Lynn's grievances with Rick is that he has a giant ego, even though she's pretty egotistical herself.
    • Rick was always hypocritical in his own series. But here, he criticizes Lynn for her fart humor, even though Rick has demonstrated this humor so many times (like turning Cornvelius Daniel's coffee into a butt in the brainalyzer, or farting for half a minute in "Raising Gazorpazorp") much more profusely than Lynn does. And by the way, being Rick's granddaughter meant that Lynn inherited Rick's penchant for fart jokes.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A meta-example pops up in Vindicators 3: Deal Me Out, Rick scoffs at the idea of a Shared Universe, pointing out how ridiculous it would be for superheroes to not notice events going on in other parts of the setting. Immediately after Rick makes this gripe, Clyde points out and asks about the Gem Homeworld on the galaxy map, which Rick acknowledges the existence of, implying that Steven Universe takes place in the same universe as this fanfic. This isn't even getting to how one chapter is a crossover with Star vs. the Forces of Evil and there have been several references to Gravity Falls in the setting.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each chapter title is a combination of episode titles from each respective show. The only exceptions so far are:
    • Chapter 2: "Lawnmower Dog"
    • Chapter 8: "For Bros About to Rock"
    • Chapter 11: "The Citadel of Ricks"
    • Chapter 23: "The Dead House" note )
    • Chapter 24: "The Wedding Squanchers"
    • Chapter 26: "Rick and the Casagrandes"
    • Chapter 31: "Rick Or Treat"
    • Chapter 33: "The Man With The Plan"
    • Chapter 36: "Lynnterstellar"
    • Chapter 37: "11 Louds A Leapin'"
    • Chapter 40: "Racing Hearts"
    • Chapter 46-47: "Gods Among Rick" note )
    • Chapter 48: "No Such Luck
    • Chapter 49: "No Such Thing As Luck"
  • Improbable Infant Survival: Lily, being a baby, is the only Loud sibling not tagged along in Rick's adventures. She's also the only Loud sibling in the new universe that the originals are currently living in not been killed in the explosion.
  • Interspecies Friendship: The Louds, Lincoln and Luna in particular, become close with Squanchy and Birdperson. Later, Clyde becomes friendly with Crocubot.
  • Irony: Rick is considered a bad influence on the Loud family, yet he's also the reason for them undergoing Character Development.
  • In Spite of a Nail: A Zig-Zagged Trope. Numerous chapters follow almost exactly the same premise regardless of the presence of both shows' characters intertwined with each chapter and whatever changes brought about.
    • For example, "Pickle Rick's Geriantics" takes the first half of "Pickle Rick" and Lisa replaces Lincoln, but the plot is a near exact retelling of "The Old And The Restless".
    • "Vindicators 3: Deal Me Out" still plays out the same even though Crocubot is spared from death, and Lincoln and Clyde replace Morty.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Lynn is perhaps the meanest of the Loud siblings, often roughhousing everyone else (Lincoln especially) and is very pretentious. However, she's still not exactly wrong about Rick causing them a lot of problems with his dangerous adventures and toxic personality. Doubles as a case of Hypocrite Has a Point, considering Lynn shares some of the same traits as Rick.
    • Lori to a lesser extent. She's not quite as mean here as she is in canon, but Lori is still snarky and prone to fits of anger. Even so, she's right to doubt Rick for the same reasons as Lynn.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: While not exactly a typical jock dad, Lynn Sr. is the one that encouraged his namesake daughter to pursue an interest in sports, though he didn't do so as much before he realized he had a nerd son that didn't care for sports.
  • Jumped at the Call: When the Cromulons come calling, Luna eagerly jumps at the first opportunity to play guitar for Rick’s performance of ‘Get Schwifty.’
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: When everybody gets detoxified, Leni is the only one who doesn't end up with a toxic copy of herself, as she doesn't have any baggage for the machine to extract.
  • Kill and Replace: The dimension the Loud siblings and Rick are currently living in replaced the original Louds and Rick who were killed in an explosion.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Anybody who hasn't watched either show will likely have crucial plot elements spoiled, given that the story is basically retelling their respective events but in one single continuity.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Downplayed with Lynn. While she retains her memory in general, Lynn claims that she has no knowledge of what she did after running away.
  • Lighter and Softer: Again, Played With. Some of the more disturbing moments from Rick and Morty are either toned down or removed entirely to better integrate itself within The Loud House's more idealistic setting. In fact, the author confirmed that he wouldn't write chapters based on either "Raising Gazorpazorp" and "The ABC's of Beth," feeling both episodes are too mature to be written into the LH continuity. note 
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Or in this case, mad scientist’s beautiful granddaughters.
  • Malicious Misnaming: In "Pickle Rick’s Geriantics", when telling Dr. Lopez that Rick turned himself into a pickle, Luan claims Rick called himself "Dickled Prick". While this could be accidental on Luan's part, keep in mind she has a very strained relationship with Rick.
  • Mood Whiplash: It's a given, considering the unpredictable, morally stagnant nature of Rick and Morty is being applied to the saccharine, mundane atmosphere of The Loud House.
    • In their very first chapter, Rick, Lincoln and Lucy are then immediately attacked by a giant green monster while exploring an alien dimension, just when it was quiet and swimmingly sound for the main characters.
    • In "The Suite and Sour Conspiracy", things were just going smoothly while vacationing in an alien resort, and then Lana gets shot by laser fire square in the chest, to her siblings' horror. But gets back up because of the immortality field. Lori does not take it well at all.
  • Morality Pet: The Loud siblings are the ones who bring out the good in Rick. Being that there's ten of them with distinguishable personalities and views on life, one could argue they do a better job than either Morty or Summer. Surprisingly, in a strange way, Rick himself is one to the Loud siblings through the way of Character Development.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Besides the fact she was partly responsible for 'Cronenberging' their original earth, Luna realizes how morally reprehensible it was to slip Sam a love potion in the first place.
  • Not Me This Time: In "IC2: Along Came A Sister", Lori immediately blames Rick for Leni's transformation into a humanoid spider monster. However, Leni accidentally doused herself with a chemical in a moment of panic when one of Frank the Tarantula's hatchlings landed on her shoulder, making this one of the few incidents that wasn't Rick's fault.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Rita doesn't really like Rick all too much due to his toxic personality.
  • Oh, Crap!: Rick genuinely freaks out when Lynn loses an eye in the Blood Dome in ".
  • Other Me Annoys Me: A variation in that it's more horrifying than annoying. "The Dead House" has the Loud siblings meet ghost versions of themselves. Specifically, the ghost versions of the siblings that were killed in "L Is For Love Potion: Part 2". The siblings try to make amends with the ghosts and let them hang out around the house. However, the ghosts prove too unsettling for the siblings to handle, as they have a wide range of supernatural abilities such as reality warping and possession.
  • Out of Focus: Rita and Lynn Sr. play the role of Jerry and Beth respectively in this setting. However, whereas Jerry and Beth were prominent characters, Rita and Lynn Sr. are heavily sidelined in favor of focusing on the Loud siblings.
  • Out of Order: As Chapter 27, based on "Rickmancing the Stone", was a Lynn-centered chapter that ended with Lynn running away, the chapters based on "Pickle Rick" and "Vindicators 3: The Return of World Ender" were switched in order to maintain a consistent flow.

    Tropes P to Z 
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Ironically, it's the dog himself that does the petting. In "Lawnmower Dog", Charlies/Spot gains super intelligence and enslaves humanity. However, while he spares Lincoln and Lana because they were the only ones in the family who were nice to him, Charlies/Spot decides to spare Leni solely because he couldn't bring himself to hurt her.
    • Rick also mentions that he likes to bring the sisters on adventures so they wouldn't feel left out.
  • Poor Communication Kills: While it was already hinted strongly beforehand, "Pickle Rick’s Geriantics" makes it clear that one of the reasons the Louds have such a strained relationship with Rick is because they never actually confront him about his toxic behavior.
  • The Power of Rock: Luna throws in a guitar solo during Earth’s performance on Planet Music, enough for the Cromulons to declare Earth the winner.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation:
    • In general, the story goes in the order of the Rick and Morty episode list, while Loud House episodes vary depending on which ones mesh in better. This means that the events of later Loud House episodes occur much earlier than in Loud House canon, and vice versa. For example, Chapter 4, "No Laughing Matter For M Night Shaymaliens", combines the plot of "No Laughing Matter" (Loud House episode 39) and "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!" (Rick and Morty episode 4).
    • Rita and Lynn Sr. do not have the same dysfunctional marriage as Beth and Jerry did. In fact, the Loud parents aren't nearly as important to the story as Beth and Jerry, with much of their focus instead going to their children.
    • Charles/Spot ends up playing the role of Snuffles/Snowball from "Lawnmower Dog." Like Snuffles/Snowball, Charles/Spot decides to leave Earth so he build his own society on an inhabited planet. As such, Charles/Spot is never seen again for the rest of the story. A similar scenario happens to Cliff later in the story, who fills in for the role of the Talking Cat from "Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty".
    • When Lori breaks Lincoln's gaming goggles, instead of sending her a nasty voice message, he vents his frustration to Rick. Rick then decides to help Lincoln by entering Lori's dream and get her to stop acting so bossy. After entering her dreams, Lincoln realizes that Lori actually doesn't enjoy being in charge of her siblings and was genuinely hurt when Lincoln called her the worst sister ever. From that point onwards, Lincoln and Lori's relationship improves quite dramatically compared to their series proper.
    • Instead of Anatomy Park being build inside of a homeless man, the park was instead built inside Ronnie Anne when Rick sees her picking on Lincoln at one previous point. And unlike the homeless man, Ronnie Anne is safe and alive with Rick assuring that the amusement park won't actually hurt her. A more minor note, but Carol plays the role of Annie from the original episode. Unlike Annie, she did not like working at Anatomy Park, and once she escapes from Ronnie Anne's body, Carol immediately storms off.
    • Tammy's role in the story is slightly larger than in her respective canon, as she is written as being a childhood friend of Lori and Carol. When Tammy reveals herself to be an undercover agent for the Galactic Federation, Lori and Carol are more distraught over this revelation unlike Summer, who apparently got over it.
    • In canon, Rick's motivation for taking down the Galactic Federation and, in the process, the Citadel of Ricks was purely out of spite for Jerry even suggesting that Rick should be turned into the Federation. In the story, Rick taking down the Federation and Citadel was instead motivated by a genuine effort for his family to live a more normal life. And while he does impersonate Lori while turning himself in, he doesn't use that to ostracize her from the rest of her family when he reunites with them later.
    • Because Lincoln and his sisters spend more time adventuring with Rick and most of the chapters retell episodes of Rick and Morty, there is less time for any of them to hang out with their usual friends. For example, Clyde, Rusty, Liam, Margo, Paula, and Benny barely made any appearances in the whole story.
      • It was revealed in "Rick or Treat" that Ronnie Anne's friends were killed when the Galactic Federation wiped out Great Lakes City, as the alternate dimension Rick and company visited has everyone who died in the primary dimension to be alive.
      • The author has stated that he has no plans for Stella to appear in the story. So whether she will make her debut at some point of the story or not is unknown.
    • Due to Rick's and the Rick and Morty cast's presence intersecting within The Loud House's lore, numerous episodes and future events from the show end up becoming averted and/or altered due to Rick's and the R&M cast's misadventures and meddling affecting the Louds and TLH's cast's mentality and/or character growth;
      • The biggest example being The Casagrandes; Because the Galactic Federation annihilated Great Lakes City, The Casagrandes are forced to move to Royal Woods to live alongside the Louds, therefore, the events of the spin-off show are all rendered moot, with only a handful of its episodes becoming integrated in the story. It is unknown whether characters like Becky will appear.
      • Because of the events of "Lynner Takes The Stone", followed by the Infinity Balls saga, The divisive episode "No Such Luck" becomes loosely adapted into a two-part dark epic story climax featuring a dramatic stand off between Lincoln, Rick, and Lynn. It ends with Lynn's redemption and eventually quitting sports. Because of this, any and all episodes not yet adapted featuring Lynn as her usual self, such as "Cheer Pressure" and "Lynn and Order" will be averted or altered in some way, the latter because of her fallout with Margo.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • Chapter 7 has two cases:
      • Rita angrily calls Rick an "old bastard", which shocks Lynn Sr. since Rick was the only one who regularly swore around the house. Considering the situation Rick put them in, her anger was pretty understandable.
      • Luan calls Luna a "dyke" in a fit of anger, since Luan lost her boyfriend Benny thanks to Luna contributing to their original Earth's destruction.
    • Played for Laughs in "Rickall of Duty". While on the way to the mall, Rick and Lisa sing "44 More" by Logic. Lincoln is uncomfortable with Lisa singing along to the profanity-laced lyrics, but Rick insists that swear words only hurt others if they let them. This inspires Lola to start swearing whenever she's with Rick.
      Lincoln: Lola, you really shouldn't be doing that.
      Lola: Quite frankly my dear Lincoln, I don't give a fuck.
    • Lori calls herself a "stupid bitch" in "Getting Schwifty With House Music", after she had shot Mr. Poopybutthole in the prior chapter. It counts as such since Lori had never said anything more explicit than "hell" or "damn" up until that point.
    • During the standoff between main Rick and one of the Rick counsel members in "Loudest Mission: Rickshank Rickdemption", Lori ends up screaming "bitch" and "shit" when she (seemingly) kills main Rick after one too many insults.
      Lori: WHO'S THE STUPID BITCH NOW YOU PIECE OF SHIT!?
  • Put on a Bus: Lynn runs away at the end of "Lynner Takes The Stone" and remained absent for a total of nine chapters until "Lynnterstellar" finally brought her back.
  • Race Lift: Rick was confirmed to be of Hispanic decent by Justin Roiland. As he is related to the Louds in this continuity, this would mean that the Louds have Hispanic heritage.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Just like in RM, these type of speeches are common enough that listing each speech verbatim would take up a lot of space.
    • In the first chapter, Rick calls out Lucy and Lincoln, and the rest of the Loud siblings by extension, for their frequent selfishness when the two accuse him of being selfish.
      Rick: "You know what I think the problem is with both of you and the rest of your sisters? Y-you're all selfish! The only thing you care about is me, me, me. Like I know it's really stupid that there's only one TV and one bathroom in the whole house but y-you never try to work anything out. Y-you just fight over it! And now you're calling me selfish? How do you know I'm not doing something for everyone's benefit? You ever think about that L-Lincoln?"
    • In "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy", Rick calls out the sisters again for believing that Ronnie Anne's bullying of Lincoln is a sign that she likes him.
      Rick: "Seriously? Y-You think because this bully is a girl that she likes him? What is this? The nineties?"
      Lori: (uneasy) "B-but, that's just how it is when boys and girls tease each other."
      Rick: "You don't know this girl. You don't why she could be bullying Lincoln. She could just be a jerk. B-besides, what are you trying to teach him? That when someone treats you like crap and puts gum in your hair, it means they love you?".
    • Lana and especially Lisa give each other some harsh words in "Rickall Of Duty". Lana calls out Lisa for being an Insufferable Genius and always going along with what Rick says or does. Lisa fires back by pointing out that Lana isn't as smart as she wants to be, considering Lana doesn't take care of herself by literally eat out of the garbage and never bathing.
      Lisa: "How can you call yourself a genius when you barely take care of yourself?"
    • Lori and Rick go off on each other several times throughout the story. Perhaps the most noteworthy one so far was in "The Suite And Sour Conspiracy". Rick calls Lori a Control Freak whose desperate to be needed by her family, and if it weren't for him being there she'd probably still be the same bossy control freak that her siblings hated. Lori fires back that Rick is everything she hates about herself. That Rick uses his intellect to justify getting his own way just like she used being the eldest to justify getting hers.
    • During their fight in "No Such Thing as Luck", Lynn calls Lincoln a weakling because he liked superheroes instead of sports while also rubbing in the fact that he felt inferior to all of his sisters. This causes Lincoln to fire back at her for being such an abrasive, selfish, and unpleasant jerk, which was what made it hard for him to stand her.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • In this universe, Rick is Lynn Sr.'s biological father, with Lynn Sr.'s canon father instead being his stepfather.
    • "Look Who’s Spelling It Out Now" revealed that great-grandmother Harriet is Rick's mother, which by extension makes her Lynn Sr.'s grandmother. In canon, it's unknown which side of the family Harriet comes from.
  • Ruder and Cruder: It certainly won't be Rick and Morty without the vat of profanity and Black Comedy it's very known for. Crossing it with The Loud House makes this result, with even its characters in on the dirty humor as well.
  • Running Gag: Across three different chapters, Rick expresses bewilderment at the fact that the Casagrandes' parrot can talk.
    Rick: "Ok, I'm not the only one weirded out by the talking parrot, right? I-Is it just me?"
  • Seen It All:
    • Apparently, Rick takes Lincoln on interdimensional travels more often than he does the sisters. So when combined with having to deal with his crazy family, Lincoln is more desensitized to the weird things he encounters. Again, he usually assumes Morty's role so it's a given.
      Clyde: "You know how to disarm bombs?!"
      Lincoln: (shrugs) "You learn a lot when you hang out with Rick."
    • The sisters themselves gradually become more this trope, and like Lincoln, all assume Morty and to an extent, Summer's role, thanks to Rick deciding to take them on adventures more often. In fact, this is how Leni overcomes her fear of spiders when Rick points out that she's seen much worse on their adventures.
    • "Pickle Rick’s Geriantics" revealed that, ever since the Galactic Federation took over, many of the citizens in Royal Woods don't seem to be too perplexed about seeing anything or hearing about anything out of the ordinary. Clyde's therapist, Dr. Lopez for example, believed the Louds when they explained to her that Rick turned himself into a pickle to get out of their therapy session.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: In "Raw Deal: Rick, Die, Repeat", Lincoln tries everything he can to prevent his day from ending in tragedy. In the end, Lincoln brings much of the tragedy on himself because he endangered several townsfolk, got Hologram Rick killed, and gets grounded by his parents when they learn of all this.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Averted. There isn't any mention of the Loud siblings missing any school because of Rick, unlike in the original where Morty frequently misses school because he goes on so many adventures.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Rick and most of the Rick and Morty cast, naturally. His profanity becomes so frequent, the younger Loud kids, particularly Lincoln, and the twins, become desensitized and even Lola even learns to talk dirty.
  • Skewed Priorities: In some chapters, the siblings tend to downplay or ignore bigger, potentially life-threatening issues in favor of minor, more personal issues. For example, "A Total Rickall While Undie Pressure" had the house get invaded by alien parasites, yet the siblings were mostly concerned about a bet they all made over who could go the longest without doing their most common quirk (Luan's puns, Lori's phone addiction, etc.).
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Being a crossover between the somewhat nihilistic Rick and Morty and the more uplifting Loud House, the tone of the story can best be described as "idealistically cynical".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In Total Rickall Undie Pressure, one of the memory parasites, Sleepy Ginny (a Gender Flip and younger version of Sleepy Gary) creates a memory of her and Luan having romantic tension. While she's slain with the rest of the parasites in the same chapter, she does lead to Luan realizing she's bi.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Lori and Rick engage in this many times throughout the fic.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • In Rick and Morty, Dr. Bloom, Alexander, and Roger all die while trying to escape Ruben's corpse. Here, they remain alive thanks to Lincoln and Lana defeating the diseases inside Ronnie Anne.
    • Crocubot gets crushed to death by one of Rick's traps. In the story, he survives thanks to Clyde preventing him from triggering said trap.
  • Spider People: "IC2: Along Came A Sister" sees Leni accidentally transform herself into one when she spills a liquid on herself that fused her DNA with a baby tarantula.
  • Static Role, Exchangeable Character: Dr. Lopez plays the same narrative role as Dr. Wong from the corresponding RM episode. Seeing as Dr. Lopez is The Ghost in The Loud House, this trope nearly borders on Canon Character All Along.
  • Stupid Evil: As in canon, the Galactic Federation aren't exactly the smartest of people. Rick even admits that the only reason he was able to take them down at all was because the Galactic Federation's president revealed to him the access to their financial system, allowing him to destroy their economy.
    Lori: Wow... that is actually really dumb.
    Rick: I know, right? What a dumbass!
  • Subverted Kids' Show: Naturally. Crossing over a wacky, saccharine cartoon with an ultra-violent, nihilistic adult cartoon gives this result. Even when in the presence of characters completely dissonant from their series, the Rick and Morty side of characters still go all out about committing acts of violence, dying a Cruel and Unusual Death, and especially profanity, usually from Rick, who is the Loud kids' grandfather by the way. Heck, not even Loud House characters are excempt from committing such acts. Some may even utter obscenities, usually limited to "God", "damn", and "hell".
    • As a result, the Loud House episode "Potty Mouth" may be Adapted Out because Rick being the grandfather of the Louds and his shameless to-and-fro swearing being too commonplace may cause the episode to make no sense for it to be adapted. It doesn't help that the Loud characters even utter some uncensored profanity as well.
  • Take That!:
    • In "Look Who’s Spelling It Out Now", Lucy claims to have seen The Purge, and that it "kinda sucked."
    • In "The Dead House", Rick builds robot versions of the siblings for the ghost of the siblings from the dimension they're currently living in to possess, and compares the process to that "game about animatronics where the insane lore makes no sense".
    • "Loudest Mission: Rickshank Rickdemption" takes several jabs at the Szechuan sauce promotion, insisting that the sauce is good but nothing to write home about. This is in reference to the riots caused when several McDonald's restaurants announced that they were bringing back the Szechuan sauce for a limited amount of time shortly after the third season premier of Rick and Morty recreated interest in the sauce. Unfortunately, the restaurants distributing the sauce quickly ran out due to only carrying 20 packets each, angering many fans.
    • "Rick And The Casagrandes" makes an attack towards detractors of The Casagrandes spin-off who accused it of being a G-rated version of the Family Guy spin-off, The Cleveland Show. By extension, the chapter also throws particular shade at both Family Guy and The Cleveland Show themselves, especially how the latter is basically just a carbon copy of the former.
    • In "Vindicators 3: Deal Me Out", Rick finally admits that Lincoln is right about how people are entitled to whatever piece of media they like... unless that media is written by bigots like J. K. Rowling.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted; Clyde, disturbed by his tag-along adventure with Rick and Lincoln in "Vindicators 3: Deal Me Out", sets up the Loud family an appointment with his therapist Dr. Lopez in "Pickle Rick’s Geriantics".
  • Took a Level in Cynic:
    • Luan is probably hit the hardest with this. Her siblings indirectly calling her annoying and Rick's hectic adventures constantly preventing the siblings from living a normal life turn Luan from a fun-loving Genki Girl into bit of a jaded snarker. Granted, Luan still cracks jokes here and there, and later admits that she regrets how mean she could be, but it's still clear that she is taking a long while to readjust herself.
    • Lincoln becomes a bit more apathetic in later chapters and starts being more willing to call Rick and his siblings out on their problematic attitudes.
  • Toon Physics/Amusing Injuries: Completely averted as a result of assimilating the gritty, grounded physics of Rick and Morty into The Loud House. Characters from both series actually suffer painful injuries or die extremely gory deaths, more than enough to traumatize the Loud House cast, who in their home series frequently survive beatings and other injures that would normally kill a normal person, let alone a child. This meant the Loud siblings or anyone in TLH's cast don't engage in fight clouds, and when they fight, expect serious injuries that aren't amusing at all.
    • For example, in "Lynner Takes The Stone", Lynn has her eye sliced out by a Death Stalker, causing her to wail a hauntingly macabre scream of agony, to Lincoln's sheer horror , which shouldn't be at all possible in Loud House canon.
    • This aversion also pretty much eliminated the Looney Tunes-esque comedy of The Loud House in favor of Rick and Morty's Bloodier and Gorier Black Comedy, which means things like the Sister-nado or characters zipping off-screen are rendered impossible.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Downplayed. All of the siblings' friends express awe towards seeing actual aliens, but otherwise seem casually accepting of them.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: All of the Loud kids who get their toxins removed claim they feel better, but find that being without the parts they don't like is making them feel empty. Ironically, removing their toxins also make some of them act like worse people:
    • Lori is rid of her controlling side. Which, while it makes her nicer, also rid her of her ability to take charge and control her siblings.
    • Luna sheds the self-hatred she had ever since the calamity she caused on her original Earth, but also causes her to end up being too overconfident and full of herself.
    • Luan is freed from the mean-spirited part of her that's seen every April Fool's day, turning her much nicer. However, Luan's comedy is built on misery, and without her mean side, she can't think up any good jokes.
    • Lincoln always felt that he was worthless and only good at helping others. Without that side, however, Lincoln also stopped caring about anybody but himself. Not only that, but his kindness was removed as well as he felt he never got any sort of appreciation from his sisters or Rick.
    • Lucy's secret love of girly things was something she'd long-kept secret, but in addition to taking her love of pink and ponies, it also took her happiness. Turning her into such a deeply brooding goth that even she can't stand how edgy she's become.
    • Lola's anger cost her pageant career, but without her anger, she's a total lightweight.
    • Lana was rid of the dirt-loving part of herself because she feels inferior to Lola, but it doesn't stop her from wanting to play in the mud.
    • Lisa gets rid of her emotions as she views them as a weakness for science. However, it disturbs everyone that shes acting like a robot and is unable to express happiness.
  • Weakened by the Light: When injecting her with the vampire virus, Rick informs Lucy that sunlight won't actually kill her. Instead, sunlight will just make Lucy weak and tired.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: "The Loudest Thanksgiving Mindblowers" reveals that Rick has been erasing his grandkid's memories, specifically ones involving nightmares.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rick is often received by this from the Loud siblings. However, Rick can also dish this out in return. An example would be in "Heavy Meddling With The Anatomy", where he delivers a brief "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards the sisters for believing that Ronnie-Anne's bullying of Lincoln means that she likes him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Many of the adversaries that the family encounters (Poncho, the purging cat aliens, the Galactic Federation, etc.) don't have an issue with wanting to harm or even kill the Loud children.

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