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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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    Tropes A to O 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Rick still has his original surname of "Sanchez" in the story, meaning that, biologically speaking, the Louds are actually the Sanchez'.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • 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?"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Demographic-Dissonant Crossover: The story is a crossover between Rick and Morty, an adult cartoon, and The Loud House, a children's cartoon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
      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, 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:
  • 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".
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.