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Ten boys, one girl... Wait, what?

"Infinite universes equal infinite possibilities."
—William Cryptos, the Guardian Of Dimensions.
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Stories And Tales From Dimension 63 is a The Loud House Fanfic written by Omega Ultra

What if, instead of Lincoln returning to his actual home at the end of "One of the Boys", he returned to a home where he had ten brothers...

...And he himself was a girl?

Randomness, hilarity and the adventure of a lifetime ensue! Fun read with a hint of mystery. You can even suggest stories you’d like to see done! It can be read here.

Also, since this is an Rule 63 story that involves body swapping, to avoid confusion, Lincoln is female and Linka is Male.

This Fanfic is complete as of July 23rd, 2017, with 40 chapters total.


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  • A.I. Is Snarky: The dimension viewing goggles A.I Being based on a certain other A.I. it is to be suspected. It's not afraid to talk back, takes the girls insults as compliments and believes it's in her best interest to desensitise her to what she might see while using the glasses by showing her what can't be unseen.
  • Action Girl: Any female who works for the organization counts, due to the nature of the job.
    • Lincoln becomes this during his fight with Linka.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Despite being the only ones in the house that aren't ridiculously thin, Lincoln's walls still aren't thick enough to block out the 'slapping noises' coming from her brothers' rooms every night at around eleven.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Given the nature of this fic as an anthology with an overarching storyline, this happens quite a few times.
    • Chapter 2: Focuses on Lexx (Lola) and his play.
    • Chapter 6: Focus's on Claudia (Clyde) And her feelings for her best friend.
    • Chapter 7: Focuses on Lynn (M) and his relationship to Lincoln.
    • Chapter 8: Focuses on Linka and her life in Lincoln's body.
    • Chapter 9: Focuses on Loki and Bebe helping Lincoln deal with her period.
    • Chapter 11: Focuses on Luke and Linka at the arcade and his concert there.
    • Chapter 16: Focuses on Linka spending time with Leon and Lynn Sr. Spending time with his father.
    • Chapter 17: Focuses on Ron Andy and his efforts to try ask Linka out on a date.
    • Chapter 19: Has Claudia and Cristopher in a large role; the chapter is set at Cristophers house and both of them help Linka secure another one of the fragments.
    • Chapter 20: Gives us a look at what the real Linka Loud is truely like as she has extended conversations with Luke, Loki then Lincoln.
    • Chapter 22: Focuses on Levi and what he does when he needs a break from being a genius.
    • Chapter 23: Linka and Leif enter as partners in a Duel Monsters tournament.
    • Chapter 24: Rita and Linka spend some quality time together while forced out of the house due to April Fools.
    • Chapter 26: Linka and Loni spend time together when looking for a dress.
    • Chapter 27: Lane needs an assisstant for an important act, and with little option has to ask Linka to be it.
  • Acceptable Feminine Goals and Traits: What Linka's parents expect out of their daughter.
  • Accidental Pervert: Both Lynns on multiple occasions, doubles as a Brick Joke.
    • In chapter 7: Lincoln, remember he's a girl now, leaves the bathroom with his towel covering his lower body only. Lynn(M) sees and promptly nosebleeds.
    • In Chapter 8: Linka, remember she's a boy now, leaves the bathroom with her towel covering her upper and lower body, then Lynn(F) jokingly pulls on it, causing it to fall to the floor leaving the boy nude. She promptly runs off.
    • In Chapter 9: Lincoln, once again remember he's currently a girl, is looking for Linka's hidden chocolate stash in her room and bends over while forgetting both that she's wearing a skirt, and that Lynn (M) is standing right behind her. He promptly gets another nosebleed.
    • In Chapter 14: Lincoln calls through Lynn (M) to ask his opinions on what she should wear for school. He comes through only to find her still in her underwear. He blushes and puts his hands over his eyes while his clueless sister asks for his help, and bolts after he gives his answer.
    • In Chapter 26: Lynn accidentally gets a Panty Shot when Lincoln climbs up a tree. He promptly runs.
  • Adult Fear: Where do we start?
    • Lincoln is essentially stranded in another dimension far away from home, and with his counterpart taking over and ruining his life while he himself can do nothing about it.
    • Going from the above, imagine your brother basically wound up trapped in another dimension thanks to a gadget you designed and told him to test, and he's essentially been replaced by his counterpart from another dimension, who proceeds to change his life without his consent. And it's all basically your fault. Yeah, you really messed up, Lisa.
    • The fragment causes Leon to fly and do other strange things in chapter 16. At one point, it causes him to fly high in the sky, where he and Linka then proceed to fall. Sure, they came out okay, but come on!
    • Luke' (And Lars') reaction to finding out Linka is trapped in another dimension and has no desire to go back home drips with this, since not only do their big brother instincts kick in, but like Lincoln, they can do nothing about it.
    • Several dimensions wind up becoming so broken, their survivors-if there are any-are recruited into the hunter organization to maintain balance to the multiverse. And it's not even clear if all hunters are willingly a part of the organization...
    • There's also Nyla's situation: she's stranded in another dimension, a wanted fugitive for failing her mission, and she can't even go back to her home dimension because it is left inhospitable.
    • Whatever happened to the families of the hunters. Nyla recalls her siblings when she sees Linka, and Nell basically breaks down when she's reminded one too many times of her sister's favorite cinnamon snack.
    • In the backstory, strangers break into your home while your away and brutalize one of your children for no reason. no wonder Lynn Sr. and the brothers changed the way they did.
  • After the End: The dimension Nyla and Trevor come from, heck, all the dimensions the hunters come from, are basically the end result of a massive anomaly overrun that basically left the dimension barren of life.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: This is how Lars and Linka break into the school in chapter 15 to get the first fragment.
  • The Alleged Car: Confirmed by Larry Loud, Vanzilla's previous owner that it should have stopped running years ago.
  • Alpha Bitch: Chandler (F) is this, complete with her own Girl Posse. She bullies Linka every time she appears.
  • Alternate Self: The brothers and Linka count as this to an extent, but a better example would be Nyla Loud and Nell Uold, who are versions of Luna and Leni from dimensions AX-144 and EX-196 respectively.
  • Alternate Universe: The dimensions featured in the story are all some sort of variation of the canon universe.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Despite now liking boys while in Linka's body, Lincoln finds that she's attracted to the still female Ms Dimartino, much to her confusion.
    • Claudia gave up on Loki to try for Linka. Then later kisses Cristopher to get him to stop freaking out. When he says he thought she liked girls, she tells him not to think about it. And then it was confirmed she really was bi.
    • Luke speculates that since Lincoln was attracted to girls and is now attracted to boys while in Linka's body, then the real Linka might have been a lesbian before and thus is now attracted to boys as a guy.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Lincolns reaction to hearing her home dimension was destroyed: “That’s great! That means that I’ll never have to go home”.
  • Another Dimension: The plot happens because Lincoln gets trapped in one of these, and Levi's machine in later chapters allows him/her to see even more.
    • Anomalies and some characters come from this, although on what state is the dimension tends to vary.
  • Apocalypse How: Depending on how bad the damage is, certain dimensions can wind up suffering a class 1, clas 2, or even class 6 type of apocalypse. Though, it's implied that if left untouched the damage can reach class Z proportions.
    • Nyla and Trevor's dimension seems to be either class 1 or 2.
  • April Fools' Plot: Chapter 24 takes place on April first. However rather than the typical family trying to run and hide from Luan's pranks in the canon universe, the rest of the boys engage in a full on war with their brother, which he is more than set to win despite the odds until the last second. It also reveals that both Lane and Luan 'need' to prank on this day as the urge to let off pressure, though the boys do get Linka out of the house every year to keep her out of harms way.
  • Arc Fatigue: Arc Stall variant. Once the exposition arc is over, the focus is NOT put on finding the fragments to save the multiverse, but Lincoln adjusting to his new life.
    • Justified in-universe as Lincoln actively searching for the fragments would bring unwanted attention. What isn't answered is from who.
    • Chapter 15 elaborates on this: Getting a fragment lights a beacon that attracts the attention of nearby hunters.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Linka in Lincoln's body has: convinced the family he's transgender, broke up with Ronnie Anne, has started dating Clyde and deleted his porn collection.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Doubles as Precision F-Strike "I'm their sister and their brother! I'm Lincoln and Linka Loud! So who the hell are you?"
  • Author Avatar:
    • Lar's has been used by the author several times when talking about writing.
    • Omega Ultra himself shows up in his own fic in chapter 39, when Linka visits the real world with the help of GLaDOS.
  • Awful Truth: Luke, Lars and Loki learn this in chapters 12, 15 and 20, respectively: their sister isn't actually their sister, but her counterpart from the main dimension. In chapter 20 the real Linka outright tells her brothers that she doesn't want to go back home ever again.
  • Badass Boast: See above on Armor-Piercing Question.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Lane's clown friend Chuckles is mad at him because he caught him staring at his sisters 'whopee cushions'. She 'was' holding whopee cuhions at the time, she was holding them up to her chest at the time.
  • Barrier Warrior: Chapter 23, during the Duel Monster tournament, Leiff uses a deck that is pretty much entirely geared towards protecting his sister. He stops playing defensively when Lincoln makes it clear she doesn’t need protection.
  • Becoming the Mask: Lincoln ends up becoming a better version of Linka Loud than the actual girl herself. Not to mention he starts acting and going along with acting like her.
  • Beta Couple: With her kissing him in chapter 14 and then sharing a dance in chapter 17, it's implied Claudia and Cristopher are going to become this to Linka and Ron Andy.
  • Better Than Canon: In-universe. When Lincoln see's The Loud House cartoon in chapter 39, she tells Omega Ultra that it was "not bad", but likes how things turned out for her better over the show.
  • Berserk Button: Do not hurt Lincoln. Don't even playfully insult her, even if your her crush and are their girlfriend's kid brother. None of that will keep you safe from her brothers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: After experiencing a lack of this in the all boy's dimension. Lincoln is pleased to find that Linka's brothers are incredibly protective of their only sister, even without dad forcing them to be.
  • Birthday Episode: Chapter 28 is set on Lincoln and Linka’s 12th birthday.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Chapter 28, despite it being his birthday, Nyla insists that Linka finds the final fragment since his dimension is in immediate danger of collapsing under the many anomalies. Linka refuses however, since he DOES want a break.
  • Bi the Way: In chapter 19, Claudia admits that she likes both boys and girls, hence why she has feelings for both Linka and Cristopher.
  • Blatant Lies: The title says this story takes place in Dimension 63. It takes place in Dimension 63i'\.
    • Lincoln tries to tell her mother that she's only going on a picnic with a friend, which the woman doesn't believe for a second since all the food for it including the cookies, burgers, buns and even the lettuce and tomatoes are all heart shaped.
  • Bluff the Imposter: In chapter 21, Lisa gets her confirmation that “Lincoln” isn’t Lincoln when she asks him how taking the Glow Serum she invented a while ago felt, and “Lincoln” answers it tasted like vinegar. The real Lincoln never took the serum (Lisa gave it to Luan after all) and thus shouldn’t know about this.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: This gem from chapter 14. Doubles as Continuity Nod.
    • "Math book, English Book, Science Book, Quantum Physics Book, and Social Studies Book."
  • Blessed with Suck: Linka apparently has a better sense of smell than Lincoln. Lincoln finds out that means she can smell the B.O of a house of boys who don't wash as much as they should.
  • Blinding Bangs: Lars moves his out of the way so he can look Loki dead in the eye to make the Armor-Piercing Response he delivers to his big brother hit harder.
  • Born Unlucky: Downplayed with Cristopher, who can't help but keep finding disturbing fanfiction based on popular stories about The Loud House.
  • Breather Episode: Chapter 26 serves as a breather after the heavy Wham Episode that was chapter 25.
  • The Bully: Chandler has shades of this, and taking into account his counterpart's story, it's quite likely Ron Andy was this at some point, which is confirmed in chapter 17.
  • Bumbling Dad: Subverted. While Lynn Sr of dimension C-137 certainly fits this trope. Lynn Sr of dimension 63 is less comedic, stricter and more authoriative with his children. Though apparently he used to be more like C-137's version before the incident with the drug dealers made him the way he is today.
  • But Now I Must Go: Chapter 36, Lincoln gets to visit Dimension 63 one last time before he has to return home for good, and uses this time to say goodbye to all his brothers and friends there.
  • Call-Back: When Levi and Leif fight to clear the backyard they use the ARC System again.
    • It's used again when Lexx and Leif fight.
    • In Chapter 14 Chandler uses the same insult she used back in chapter 6. Only this time, it works.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • After enduring his father belittle his him and his family one time to many, Lynn Sr snaps back at his dad. Telling Larry that if he was so concerned about how his grandchildren were being raised then he could have visited them any time to help. Instead of letting his pride get the best of him and wait for his boy to come home, resulting in them not seeing his son or his grand kids for nearly twenty years.
    • Chapter 29, the Loud brothers finally confront their dad about what the real Linka is like and how his bad parenting turned her into the bitch she is now.
  • Camping Episode: Chapter 18 is set during the Loud’s annual camping trip, on which Rita and Linka accompany Lynn Sr. and the boys for the first time.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Played with conCerning Loni. While He 'can' keep a secret. Everyone knows that if you tell him a secret without telling him that it's a secret, he'll tell without realising.
    • This is very much averted by Luke and Lars, who have so far managed to keep Lincoln's true identity a secret from everybody else.
  • Cassandra Truth: When Linka while in Lincoln tells Lori that he 'feels like a girl', Lori and the rest assume that their brother is transgender.
  • Cerebus Retcon: In "One of the Boys," when Lincoln got in the wrong dimension, most of "her" brothers look incredibly worried about her. In that episode, there's no explanation given for it, and it's mostly Played for Laughs. This fic, however, takes the idea and gives it a rather sinister reasoning: A trio of ruffians broke into the house while the family was away and badly beat up Linka, with Lane and Lars only managing to survive thanks to hiding in a closet. Ever since then, Lynn Sr. conditioned his sons to treat their daughter with utmost respect and act like they're the most important thing in the world.
    • A less dark example. In "A Novel Idea" the girls have a great time at their fathers office while Lincoln is excluded without mention of a 'take your son to work day'. In chapter 24, after Lincolns own 'take your daughter to work day' turns out to be boring and after a talk with this worlds version of Rita. We find out that their 'is' a 'take your son to work day' the day after, but the boys got themselves banned for their antics and Linka could only keep comin because they knew she was well behaved. Lincoln connects the dots and realises that his sisters haven't been having day of planned fun at work, they've been running riot causing chaos around their fathers office, and got him banned from ever being taken in himself otherwise their dad would get fired.
  • Character Development: The author takes time to show that this version of the boys we see for only a few seconds at the end of the original episode are not the same as the all boys house, even expanding on their interests and how they differ from the girls. As well as how having a sister has effected them.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Lincoln's coaching of Lola allowed 'her' to perform well enough in her first pageant to earn second place. Though even as a girl he can't beat Lindsey Sugarbottom.
    • Her newfound knowledge of pendulum summon's comes in handy in beating Trevor.
  • Chess with Death: The final challenge between Lincoln and William is a game of chess, with all fragments of the macguffin at stake.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Chandler already had shades of this before, but chapter 23 proves just how much she fits this trope as she enters a Duel Monsters tournament just to beat Linka and “win” Ron Andy back, whom she honestly believes Linka stole from her (completely ignoring that Ron Andy is dating Linka willingly).
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: When Lincoln confront Lane about whats botherig him, he clams up. So Mrs Coconuts tells her for him, much to his suprise. Though as the coversation continues he quickly drops the act, and starts speaking, as himself in the first person, through the puppet.
  • Continuity Nod: In chapter 13 Lincoln mentions the fact that Lynn does ballet and shows her the new moves he learned.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In chapter 37, when Lincoln decides to stay in dimension 63 as Linka, he sends the real Linka to dimension 11B (the One Of The Boys-universe) as a punishment.
  • Cool Big Sis: Lincoln finds that her brothers go to Linka for advice on girls way more than his sisters came to him for advice about boys.
  • Covers Always Lie: The cover fanart shown below depicts Linka, in Lincoln's body, smilling malicious in the mirror while Lincoln looks in shock at Linka's body. The latter does happen, but concerning the former, not only do we not get to see Linka's reaction to finding herself in Lincoln's body, but even at her worst, Linka isn't necessarily villain material. At least not yet. If chapter 20 is any indication, she might become a true villain very soon now.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Lynn (M) covers his eyes in chapter 14 when he goes to Linka's room... And sees her in her underwear.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Loud family has several protocols in place in case of an emergency. Provided that emergency has something to do with their sister.
  • Creature-Hunter Organization: The Anomaly Elimination Unit.
  • Crossover: Shares elements with Yugioh Arc V, but is not an outright crossover between the two.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Both ways between Linka and Lincoln in chapter 20. Mentally, Linka's on the receiving end, but physically, Lincoln is on the receiving end.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: Chapter 21, Lincoln suggests using the classic “ran into a door” excuse to explain her 2 black eyes, among other things like falling down the stairs. Luke points out that any of these excuses will result in the object or person they try to put the blame on to be taken away from the house. They eventually settle for making it look like a trophy fell out of the trophy case and hit Lincoln/Linka in the head, since Lynn Sr. is the one who puts all the trophies in the case and thus can only blame himself for this accident.
  • Darker and Edgier: The first two arcs, "Exposition" and "Revelations", weren't exactly that much dark or complicated compared to the show. Yes, there was the occassional violence, but it wasn't that bad. "Legacy", meanwhile, ends it's premiere with the destruction of the dimension 63.
  • Deus Ex Machinae: During Linka and Trevor's battle, Trevor tries to pull a cheap win by incapacitating Lincoln, but the brothers and sisters appear in spirit to protect him, and give him the card he needs to Curbstomp.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Just as things are getting crazy with Lincoln's original sisters arriving in the opposite gender dimension, Lynn Sr. of that dimension comes out of nowhere to berate Linka and discover what's going on. It's even lampshaded with Lori being absolutely annoyed that he appears just at this moment. And then the ending to the chapter one-ups it by having the dimension be destroyed, forcing Lincoln, her brothers, her sisters, and the hunters escape.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: When William Cryptos wants Linka to distract the Loud sisters for 2 months, Linka deliberately throws himself down the stairs of the house, resulting in several broken bones and other injuries. As expected, the sisters immediately drop whatever they are doing to care for their brother, whose injuries are expected to take 3 – 4 months to heal.
    • An even worse example in chapter 25 happens when, with the truth now revealed, Linka threatens to further injure if not permanently cripple her current body if the others try to make her switch back, so if Lincoln gets his life back it won't be a life worth living.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Lincoln, in Linka's body and Luke can do this by utilizing a machine created by Levi.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: When Lincoln asks Luke if Lynn Sr. actually has a human size habitat in the basement he's been waiting for an excuse to put his daughter into, like Linka said, Luke denies this. He does however mention that at one point their father seriously considered getting Linka homeschooled and never letting her leave the house ever again.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The hunters' tendency to card themselves when they fail their missions in order to preserve their honor is similar to the japanese practice of seppuku, but without the disembowelment.
  • Double Standard: The boys are expected to get presents for Linka, but she's not expected to get presents for them.
    • Also, in chapter 17, Ron is repeatedly threatened and even beaten up in order to become Linka's perfect boyfriend, with a complete disregard for how he feels about the situation. If the genders were reversed, this would become an incredibly messed up situation.
    • Rita calls her husband out on this during the duel where he only seems concerned when his daughter takes a hit from a hologram and not Leif.
  • Downer Ending: Chapter 28 ends with Lincoln, his sisters, his brothers and some of the hunters being forced to escape the dimension 63 moments before it's destroyed.
  • Drinking Contest: Lane (Luan) and Lynn (M) compete in an egg nog drinking contest to win Lincoln her Christmas gift. And end up winning against girl versions of themselves.
  • Duel to the Death: The hunters are able to engage 'hunting fields' were they can force others to duel, with the loser being trapped in a card.

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  • Early Installment Weirdness: Chapters 3 and 4 have huge buildups and really short climaxes, compared to Chapters 5-(8) which have faster buildups and longer climaxes.
  • The Easy Way or the Hard Way: Parodied. When Lynn Sr is trying to get who his daughter wants to go to the Valentines dance, he tells her they can do this the easy way, or the easier way. Meaning Lincoln either tell him herself, or they ask Loni who, not knowing any better will tell them everything.
  • Elopement: In chapter 16, we learn that the Rita and Lynn Sr. of dimension 63 did this in order to be together, hence why Lynn Sr. is on bad terms with his father and hasn’t actually visited his parents in 18 years.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: The kids are very surprised to find out that their fathers middle name is Bertram
  • Enthralling Siren: Chapter 19, Linka, Ron Andy, Cristopher and Claudia encounter 3 of these. The boys immediately fall under their spell, but Claudia is able to make the Sirens stop singing by admitting her secret; that she is Bisexual.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Luan doesn't like her own counterparts dirty jokes.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Chapter 17's title, "Le Jour De Coeus," is actually French for "The Day of Hearts" and lo and behold, the chapter is centered on Valentine's Day. Might also count as Gratuitous French, since there is not another single French word said in the entire chapter.
  • Evil Counterpart: The biggest anomaly and greatest threat is actually and alternate version of Lincoln who is trying to destroy the multiverse, and is the one who is responsible for Lincoln's being Linka right now.
  • Evil Redhead: Downplayed in the case of Chandler from dimension 63, who's a big jerk but not exactly evil material, and averted with Cristopher, who's a nice and mellow, if surprisingly unlucky, redheaded boy.
  • Exact Words: In chapter 12 Lincoln asks GLaDOS to filter out all dimensions that contain romantic relationships involving him or his female counterpart. GLaDOS sends her to a dimension in which her brothers are in relationships with each other.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: This is a collection of stories and tales from dimension 63. With an over-arcing storyline.
  • Fan-Art:
  • Fan Convention: Chapter 22 is set during the Royal Woods annual comic con.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Lynn's namesake was not happy to hear his son wanted to dance ballet. Fortunately Rita managed to convince him to allow it.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Nyla jokingly says she's waiting for hers in chapter 17.
    • On a more serious tone, Lincoln and his counterpart's situation. They're stuck in entirely new dimensions, and trapped in their counterparts' bodies, with no way of going back home or even contacting their families.
    • Anybody who is identified as an anomaly get this if they're found and carded by a hunter, as they're essentially stuck in a card for the rest of their lives.
  • Final Boss Preview: Subverted with the real Linka. During chapter 20, she easily beats up Lincoln when they meet after suffering a "The Reason You Suck" Speech from her counterpart, but when she reappears in the citadel, the two are evenly matched, to an extent.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Lincoln finds that Rita is the one that does most of the cooking for the family in this dimension instead of Lynn Sr, and one of Linka's chores is helping her mom in the kitchen. Fortunately Lincoln could already cook for his sisters so she can manage this.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Loni lampshades this when he mentions he's lost count of the number of awards he's won for his club after the eighth, while looking at his hands.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Lincoln and Linka has this happen to them thanks to the malfunction during the trip back home. And while Lincoln doesn't find himself comfortable in Linka's body ( at first, anyway), Linka doesn't really mind.
  • Foil: Outside of the obvious, Lincoln and Linka are almost perfect mirrors of each other. They both can be selfish preteens, however:
    • While Lincoln loves his sisters more than anything and tries to help the Loud brothers, it's implied Linka hasn't really done that in the 4 months she's been there.
    • While Lincoln realizes his mistakes and learns from them, Linka has failed to learn from her own mistakes, and in fact seems to have learned the wrong lessons from them.
    • Lincoln is friends with Clyde and Ronnie Anne, and seems to have feelings for the latter, while being a good friend to the former. Linka shows 'neither of those things to her world's versions of Clyde and Ronnie.
    • And most importantly, Lincoln is loyal and would never abandon his family, while this is the exact thing Linka did the instant the swap happened.
      • Chapter 37 gives Linka yet another foil in the form of 11B Lincoln. While both of them react to C-137 by deciding to abandon their home dimensions, their reasoning is completely opposite. While Linka just is interested in her own pleasure, 11B is an abuse victim escaping a toxic situation so he comes off as The Woobie instead of a jerk.
  • Foreshadowing: Rita starts crying when Linka asks why everyone is so protective of her, and says they wouldn't know what they'd do if something happened to her.
    • Luke talks about an accident that happened a few years ago that caused Linka to distance herself from her brothers and Lynn Sr to go from how he was to the man he is today.
    • It turns out they were referring to the time thugs broke into the house when only Linka, Lane and Lars were there.
  • Freudian Excuse: The entire reason for the family in dimension 63 being different from the main one is that Something happened concerning a drug dealer and some friends of his entering the house and doing things to Linka, Lane and Lars.
  • Friendless Background: Going by what is implied in chapter 1, Linka doesn't seem to have any friends besides Claudia.
    • Lincoln manages to get under Chandler's skin by telling the girl she has no real friends, and that people only hang out with her because their scared of her.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Grandma Lynn uses this combined with Tranquil Fury to get her husband and son to instantly stop fighting and make them and the boys go bond.
    • Rita tries to use it against him again in chapter 17, only for it to have no effect. Lynn explains that it only works with Tranquil Fury instead of yelling like she was doing.
    • She gets it right in chapter 18.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • William Cryptos calls himself the "Guardian Of Dimensions" or as Lincoln points out, G.O.D.
    • In Chapter 29 there's the base CORE Room or Central Operation Regular Emergency Room
  • Gay Best Friend: Claudia, after realising she has no chance with Loki has developed feelings for Linka.
    • Linka broke up with Ronnie Anne and started dating Clyde as of chapter 11.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Ron Andy decides to give his relationship with Lincoln a new chance after he finds out she's having a great time at the local sci-fi convention.
  • Gender Bender: It's in the title, though it's actually averted. What at first seems to be like this is later revealed to be Lincoln stuck in Linka's body, while Linka herself is stuck in Lincoln's body.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A given, since the fic is based around an alternate reality. Outside of the bros, we have:
    • Clyde = Claudia.
    • Ronnie Anne = Ron Andy.
    • Cristina = Cristopher.
    • Averted with Chandler, whose name isn’t changed.
  • Gender Flip: Somewhat averted. While most around of the people she has met so far are the opposite gender from her home dimension, as well as some historical figures, Rita and Lynn Sr are still the same......and so is Ms Dimartino.
  • Girly Girl: The real Linka was raised to be extremely feminine by her parents, as a counter balance to her brothers. Enough so that Chandler was able to get her to run away crying by insulting her dress. Lampshaded by both Levi (When he's explaining his suspicions) and Chandler (When she tries to insult her and fails).
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Lincoln finds herself becoming more of this rather than a straight up tomboy as she finds herself thinking more and more like a girl.
    • Bebe likes wrestling, and tells Lincoln that just because their girls doesn't mean they can't enjoy boy things.
  • Good Job Breaking It Hero: Good job letting dimension 63 be destroyed because you failed to gather all the fragments, Lincoln!
  • Good Needs Evil: Lincoln tells Cryptos that the bad alternate realities need to exist, so that the good ones can exist.
  • G-Rated Drug: Lars can stop writing anytime he wants to. Really.
  • Grounded Forever: The Rita and Lynn of dimension 63 win the fight against the copy of Linka by grounding her for life.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Lisa uses this as an example similar to what Linka is threatening to do if they try to 'fic' everything. Since she knows that if the sisters' plans succeeds then she will swap back with Lincoln into her original body. Which means that barring fatal damage she can maim or cripple her currently male body all she wants since she knows she won't be the one to face the consequences when they switch back.
  • Hate Sink: As of chapter 20, Linka (As in, the one in Lincoln's body) falls firmly into this. Back then, she could be seen as Innocently Insensitive, since she couldn't have known about the multiverse or anything like that, and we later find out what happened to her which could bring some sympathy for her. However, all of that is thrown right out of the window when it's revealed that not only does she know she's abandoning her family, but she's doing it willingly, and she has absolutely no intention of ever returning. To the point of implying she would kill Lincoln and take over his life completely.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: When Lincoln turns down Claudia in chapter six, she orders the 'Heartbreak Special' from Burpin' Burgers. Which consists of Pizza, Vanilla ice cream, soda and tissues.
    • In chapter 17 when Ron breaks up with Lincoln, she goes to her room and gorges herself on white chocolate.
  • Heel Realization:
    • A small one, but in chapter 12, when Luke learns that the real Linka has been in another dimension for over 2 months now and never even tried to come back to her home dimension, it makes him realize how much she must have hated her life, living with only brothers and extremely overprotective parents.
    • Chapter 28, Lynn Sr. finally realizes he was a bad father to Linka and his sons by forcing her to life a sheltered life and his sons to always put Linka’s safety ahead of themselves.
    • Chapter 32 adds to the Loud Parents from Dimension 63 realizing how their parenting turned Linka into the spoiled brat she is, when their C-137 counterparts call them out on it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Lynn (M): Despite appearances, he secretly does ballet instead of sports. He keeps it a secret because he didn't want his siblings making fun of him.
    • Lars (Lucy): He writes stories because he doesn't feel comfortable showing what he truly feels, citing the fact his brothers would bully him relentlessly for that.
    • Chapter 22, we learn that Levi secretly loves Japanese anime and science fiction and likes to cosplay.
    • Chapter 24 reveals that Rita used to play a lot of video games before she met Lynn Sr.
  • Hold the Line: Nell, Leni's dimensional counterpart, pulls off a combination of this and Heroic Sacrifice when she heads off to disengage the hunters, as more are implied to be on their way, in order to let Linka, Lars, Nyla and Luke escape the school.
  • Honor Before Reason: Trevor turns himself into a card after he loses to Lincoln.
    • Chapter 21 reveals this is standard procedure for hunters. Alex and Aeif have the same mentality.
    • Chapter 29 reveals that any challenge made towards a hunter 'must' be accepted or face being sealed themselves, regardless of how advantageous their position is at the time.
  • Hopeless War: According to Cryptos, the Anomaly Elimination unit are engaged in this against the anomalies. Their methods can only 'stall' dimensional collapse rather than 'prevent' it. Comparing it to trying to treat a gangrenous limb by sticking a band-aid on it.
  • Hope Spot: In chapter 20, Lincoln is finally able to briefly return to his home dimension, although still trapped in Linka’s body, and convince Lisa, Lola and Lana about what is going on. Unfortunately, Linka learns that Lincoln wants to come back and sets her mind to getting rid of him before he can do so.

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  • Identical Stranger: Some of the anomalies take the form of the Loud sisters and other miscellaneous people. Unlike most cases, nobody but Linka seems to notice the resemblance.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: In chapter 14 Lars, Leif, Lynn and Lexx state their intention to bury Ron Andy alive if he ever breaks Linka’s heart. In chapter 17, Lynn Sr. also makes this threat towards Ron Andy, and the brothers almost go through the threat.
  • Implied Answer: When Lincoln asks him if he really is The Pagemaster, Ethioth just gives him 'knowing smile' as an answer.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: The bros to the sisters, obviously, but also Nyla Loud to Luke and Luna. None of them are related, yet thanks to being their counterpart from another dimension, they all look alike.
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: Lisa, and her counterpart, Levi, both created objects capable of allowing Lincoln to see other dimensions. Lisa created a wristwatch, Levi created a discount GLaDOS.
    • They later build a portal capable of taking them through their own universes, just in time before dimension 63 is overrun by anomalies.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • In chapter 12 Luke learns the truth about Linka/Lincoln, and the existence of other realities.
    • In chapter 15, Lars is also let in on the secret of Linka/Lincoln.
    • In chapter 19, Lincoln is forced to tell the truth to Claudia, Cristopher and Ron Andy in order to get the second fragment.
    • After already learning about the hunters in chapter 18, Loki discovers the whole secret in chapter 20. The same chapter, Lincoln is able to warn the Lisa, Lola and Lana of his home dimension about what is going on.
  • It's Quiet... Too Quiet: When infiltrating Williams dimension in chapter 33, Linka is suspicious about the lack of traps or alarms. Naturally, they immediately run into some traps set by William.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Loki does this to Lincoln in chapter 20 when he overhears him confess that he’s not the real Linka, and demands to know what happened to his actual sister.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Lawrence, the kids' paternal grandfather might be a rude and hurtful towards his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. However he has a point that Lynn has had more children than he can support comfortably and guessed correctly that the family has cut a lot of corners so they can live, like living in a house with ridiculously thin walls and wearing the same outfit every day.
  • Kill and Replace: Linka's goal as of chapter 20 is to get rid of Lincoln in a way so she can take over his life and become a better Lincoln than he ever was.
  • Killed Off for Real: As of Chapter 30, Linka (i.e., the one who has screwed with Lincoln's life) is sent to the Sahara Desert to die by William's hand. It can be assumed he thought instant death would be far too merciful for someone as wretched as Linka is, so why not banish her to a place in what is essentially Hell on Earth for the unprepared?
    • Subverted in the first end. In chapter 36, it's revealed she's still alive, and Rita reveals they've send her to Dakota to live with her aunts and uncles to teach her some discipline.
    • Subverted again in the second ending. There she's send to Dimension 11B as punishment.
    • Chapter 38 has Lincoln combine both dimensions into one, creating a reality where he has 20 siblings (plus 4 parents) and he himself is still a boy in a girl's body. The real Linka, still in a boy’s body, is arrested by the AEU and send to the same military school Loki went to.
  • Knight Templar: In his few appearances, Trevor has been shown to go to any length to prevent the destruction of reality. Even if it means imprisoning animals and infants forever.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As of Chapter 30, Linka (in Lincoln's body, that is) is finally forced to pay for all of the atrocities and sins she's committed, just for the sake of her own happiness... and she had it coming for a very long time. Just when it seems Linka would win that perfect world she worked so hard for and not answer for a single one of her evil deeds, William turns the tables on her; he banishes her to the Sahara Desert to die, but to add insult to that injury, he forces Linka into a girl again before she is banished. It could be because instant death was far too kind for the horrible things she's done.
    • Chapter 36 revealed her to still be alive, but has been send away to Dakota to live with her aunts and uncles. Rita said it's to teach her some much needed discipline.
    • Chapter 37 gives her the worst fate so far since there she's sent to Dimension 11B as punishment for her actions.
    • Chapter 38 sees her, while stuck in a boy's body, arrested by the AEU and sent to military school.
    • Universe KRM-550 has this trope enforced, since Karma is a real force in this reality rather than just a concept. Criminals and jerks 'will' have bad things happen to them, and putting up with a bad childhood or rotten luck in the present 'will' lead to it all being worth it later.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Linka has ten pairs of her usual outfit. Loni reveals everybody in the house does that because It's cheaper for them to buy them in bulk.
    • It is somewhat subverted since her wardrobe isn't 'totally' identical. They range from 'Orange' to 'Tangerine'. note 
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Played straight and subverted with the Lynn's. Lynn Jr is named after his father, but Lynn Sr is named after his mother.
    • She explains that the name is a tradition from her side of the family, and that Lynn Jr's official title is 'Lynn the eighth'.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Basically everybody in the d63 family was this up until the "Revelations" story arc happened. Likewise, Linka is completely oblivious to the fact that her home dimension has been destroyed.
  • MacGuffin: As of chapter 8, this is what Lincoln has been sent after.
  • Manly Tears: The Loud brothers shed some when saying goodbye to Lincoln in chapter 36.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Lynn Sr and the sisters all have a silent one when Lincoln tells them he knows the reason why he's never been allowed to his dads officenote , in front of Rita, who had no idea either.
  • Meaningful Echo: In chapter 20, Lincoln states that if she could have her cake and eat it too, she wouldn't have to choose between giving up either version of her siblings. In chapter 35 when asked which universe she wants to return home to, she tells The Guardian Of Fate that she Wants Cake, before Taking A Third Option and using her new godlike power to bring her family and friends from 63'\ into C-137 so she doesnt have to give up any of them.
  • Medium Awareness:
    • William Cryptos is apparently aware that he is living in a story, since in chapter 14 he tells Linka he’s been away for 5 chapters.
    • It happens again in chapter 20, when William comments it only took Lincoln 4 chapters to obtain the second fragment.
    • Ethioth also remarks that he knows they are living inside a fanfic, since he tells Lincoln he put him "through quite a story".
    • Chapter 38: Ethioth remarks it only took Lincoln 35 chapters to learn his lesson.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: When asked by Lincoln if they have a brother-equivalent of the Sister Battle Protocol, Luke admits that he and his brothers “just kick each other’s arses”. They just make sure their sister never gets to see it.
    • When Linka (in Lincoln's body) can't beat the now female Lincoln in an argument, he decides to just beat her.
  • Military School: Loki was sent to military school six years prior after his hand in the incident with the drug dealers. Subverted however since he went willingly out of shame, and he not only enjoyed it but excelled at it. Lynn Sr admits that it's done him a world of good.
    • He also threatened so send his other sons there if they don't look out for Linka.
  • Mirror Match: Lincoln and Linka fight a bit in chapter 20, in a battle that ends in Linka-in-Lincoln's-body's favor.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When the boys find Lincoln's diary. They misunderstand his writing about the truth of his situation as being their sister confessing to feeling like a boy trapped in a girl's body. Lynn's timing didn't help.
    • Linka doesn't even pretend to act like Lincoln, and within two months has everyone convinced he is transgender and is dating Clyde.
  • The Multiverse: The full explanation of how it works hasn't been explored, and might never be, but what can be gathered is that it's comprised of the prime dimension (that is, the canon dimension) and various alternate dimensions that are all variations of the canon universe.
  • Multiple Endings: The epilogue chapters after chapter 35 present three different endings for the story, based on the choice Lincoln has to make at the end of chapter 35; go home or stay in dimenstion 63:
    • The first ending, in chapter 36, involves Lincoln chosing to return to his home dimension after saying goodbye to the Loud brothers. This sends the real Linka back to dimension 63, where she is promptly send to an aunt and uncle in Dakota.
    • The second ending, in chapter 37, involves Lincoln chosing to stay in dimension 63 as Linka. He sends the real Linka to dimension 11B and the Lincoln from dimension 11B to his home dimension so his sisters will still have a brother, and this Lincoln will have a better life.
    • The third ending, in chapter 38, has Lincoln Take a Third Option and combine both dimensions into a single reality where he has 20 siblings (plus 4 parents) and he himself is still a boy in a girl's body. The real Linka, still in a boy’s body, is arrested by the AEU and send to the same military school Loki went to. This ending is extended with two more epilogues in chapters 39 en 40.
  • Mundane Utility: What does Lincoln do with the infinitely multi functional, inter dimensional tech she was given? Use it to watch shows and movies that were either canned in her home dimension, or see versions of bad ones from a dimension were they were good.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Invoked by Trevor, as he reports his failure and calls for more units to be sent, before he releases the anomalies he had captured and seals himself in a card
  • Mysterious Past: There have been hints on what exactly happened to Linka before the story, but nothing concrete can be really seen or figured out so far.
  • Myth Arc: A quest to gather all the fragments to somehow save the multiverse.
  • Mythology Gag: One of the universe's Lincoln ends up looking into was a universe where the Louds are all rabbits. This was actually Chris Savino's original concept for the show. This dimension is seen again in chapter 39.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: Rita's boss gives a speech on 'Take your daughter to work day' that causes Lincoln to fall asleep.
  • Never Shall The Selves Meet: Levi's machine allows Linka and later Luke to enter dimension without taking into account if they have a counterpart there, and they can see them just fine, but due to the nature of the travel, they can't interact with them, nor can the counterparts interact with them either.
    • This is then averted with Luke and Nyla in later chapters, who hang out sometimes despite being counterparts.
  • New Year Has Come: Chapter 11 ends with the Louds celebrating New Years eve.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Episode 34, William tries to vaporize Lincoln with the Macguffin, but nothing happens. Turns out William modified the Macguffin so it coul never be used against him, bus since William is in fact an alternate version of Lincoln, this means the Macguffin can't hurt Lincoln either.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Cristopher keeps finding in-universe Loud House fanfiction that is this, and is all the worse for it.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Chapter 29 begins with Lincoln (who in this dream is a boy again) being confronted by his sisters and Linka’s brothers, who are all pissed off at him, before being confronted by Linka herself, who taunts him for his failure to safe dimension 63i.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: During Lincoln and Trevor's duel, Lincoln goes all out, summons the upgraded forms of The Four Dimension Dragons as well as a monster that gains attack equal to his opponent's current life points. Then she attacks him, not only defeating him, but CAUSING HIS MOTORCYCLE TO EXPLODE!
    • Earlier that chapter, Trevor spams the field with three monsters in order to earn a speedy victory. It doesn't work.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Chapter 24 is titled "The Loud Girls", which would make you think it would focus on the Loud sisters for the majority of the chapter. Instead, it's strictly focused on Linka (Lincoln) bonding with D63's Rita. In fact, the Loud sisters don't even appear until near the end of the chapter!
  • No Periods, Period: Averted. Chapter nine is all about Lincoln going through Linka's period pains.
    • Lincoln implies that she will use her experience going through this herself back in C-137 to help his younger sisters deal with this when they get older. Chapter 36, she does just that by preparing P-week kits for all his sisters, containing chocolate rations, their favorite movies, tissues and feminine hygiene stuff.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Well, for starts, dimension 63 has been overrun by anomalies, and William's plan is starting to get on it's final plans. Also, Lincoln is joined by both the brothers and his sisters.
  • Noodle Implements: Literally. Loki once beat up a guy trying to mess with Bebe using a paperclip and some noodles.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever Loki and Ron did while their sisters were bonding involved determination, a flower, duct tape and a small pony.
  • Not So Different: During their last challenge, Lincoln accuses William of not being so different from Linka.
  • Nosebleed: Lynn from Dimension 63 has this happen to him twice: First in chapter 7, and then in chapter 9.
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  • Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: Chapter 12 is literally called Reality Gazers 2: Electric Boogaloo.
  • Out of Focus: Levi, despite being the one to invent the dimensional goggles and also being Lincoln's closest thing he has to an ally in dimension 63, is oddly enough typically unimportant in most chapters. This wouldn't feel so out of place if it weren't for the fact that, again, he's the closest thing Lincoln has to a guy who can actually help him get back home.
    • Heck, one could say all of the prime dimension fits this trope, since despite being Lincoln's mission to return there, we typically don't see this dimension's inhabitants, and when we do, it's for a short time.
  • Overly Long Name: Chapter 17, Ron Andy states his full name to be Ronald Andres Nicolao-Prospero Garcia-Shapiro Santiago.
  • Overprotective Dad: Lynn Sr is incredibly protective of Linka. To the point that she's not allowed to go anywhere without one of her brothers escorting her, and them taking her anywhere is taken with the same seriousness as one of them asking to borrow the car. When Lincoln went out unsupervised like he would back home, Lynn Sr is furious with her and the boys for letting her leave by herself.
    • It's also implied that he taught every son born since the incident (or at the very least Leif) from as early as possible that their sister's safety was the most important thing in their life. To the point that Leif cannot understand it when she tells him she doesn't need his protection.
    • At one point he actually considered getting her home schooled so she'd never have to leave the house again. Only to have the idea shot down by Rita and Loki
  • Panty Shot: An accidental one happens in chapter 9, with Lincoln (in Linka's body, remember) being the flasher and Lynn from dimension 63 being the one to see the panties.
  • Parental Favouritism: Lynn Sr and Rita almost blatantly favour their sole daughter over their ten sons. Though while she does enjoy several perks of the position, it's more of deconstruction, since being the 'favourite' means that they are much more controlling over how she acts, what she likes, where she goes and who she can be friends with than her brothers. The real Linka resents this and a big part of why she prefers Lincoln's life is how little Rita and Lynn Sr expect out of him.
  • Pensieve Flashback: When Lori see's Lincoln holding their newborn brother, she see's a six year old version of herself making the exact same motioins and saying the exact same things while holding a newborn Lincoln. Right down to playing tug of war with the newborn with the exact same finger.
  • Pet the Dog: Chandler, surprisingly, gets one of these moments in chapter 28. She gives Linka new boots for his birthday, and promised not to bully him anymore since she saw how what Ron Andy would do to protect Linka.
  • Perfection Is Impossible: Lincoln points out that the 'perfect world' that Cryptos is trying to create is impossible, since he's trying to create a universe that is perfect for 'everyone', forgetting that everyone has a different definition of perfect. For example his world will be one were everyone wins and that everything there is to learn has been learned. When Lincoln points out that is not part of Lynn and Lisa's definition of perfect, he backpedals on those aspects, only for Lincoln to point out that a universe where people have to struggle to suceed and there are things left to learn isn't perfect by 'his own' definition.
  • Point of No Return: In a sense, The Citadel works as this, because not only has dimensión 63 been overrun by anomalies, but William's plan is taking effect, so going back home isn't really an option right now.
  • Produce Pelting: Luan and Lane both get pelted with tomatoes during their challenge in chapter 35.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Lincoln finally has enough of Lane's dirty jokes when he starts using them when she's seriously worried about him, and demands that he 'speak to (her) like a normal person!'
  • Rapid Aging: Chapter 30, in their last fight for the fragments, the real Linka uses the time fragment to inflict this on her family and Lincolns sisters to force Lincoln to give her to other 3 fragments.
  • Reality Ensues: As it turns out, an incredibly heavy book being thrown by an unathletic pre-teen girl won't travel very far.
    • Lincoln points out that giving barely discernible riddles for fragment locations doesn't help in finding them.
    • Believe it or not, favoring one kid over the others not only hurts the other kids, but if you go on to treat that kid in a way they don't feel comfortable, they'll have no incentive to ever go back home if they find a better place to live. Am I right, Linka.
    • If you try to groom a boy into becoming a good date for your sister, then you have the audacity to threaten him if he fails, don't expect him to be able to deal with the pressure. Ron Andy is a good example of this.
    • As it turns out, for a four year old to accomplish as much as others older than he is who can take years to make the same those same accomplishments, requires a ridiculous amount of work, no matter how smart you are. And even then, the boy can still run into older rivals who wish to see him fail. It gets to the point that Levi embraces any oppurtunity he has to just be a normal boy.
    • Chapter 23; in a trading card game, strategy is just as important, if not more, as the kind of cards you have in your deck, and you need at least some experience in the game before hoping to win a big match. Chandler is a beginner when it comes to Duel Monsters, and, as Lincoln points out, picked her cards entirely based on their looks, not their effects or how they could work together, hence why she loses.
    • Lincoln finally gets to go to 'Take your daughter to work day', only to find out that it's only a boring lecture by her mothers boss, and that the girls have only been having fun by running riot in the office.
      • The boys tried doing the same on their first 'Take your son to work day', and got banned from ever going to another one. Linka was only permitted to attend afterwards since she was known for being much better behaved than her brothers. Lincoln figures out that his sisters' rampages at their father's job made it that he wouldn't be welcome there.
    • One could say this happens every single time Lincoln reveals his true identity, and vice versa with Linka: Just because you're better or more tolerable than the person you're imitating, doesn't mean people will take it nicely once they find out the person they're dealing with is an impostor.
    • Linka-in-Lincoln's body overpowers Lincoln-in-Linka's in every point where they get into fisticuffs. An unathletic little girl just can't win with brute force against a boy who recently went through a rigorous training regiment courtesy of Pop Pop.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: In chapter 13, Lar's mentions that he was only able to post one of his stories online so soon because a friend of his gave him an idea at the last second and he stayed up all night writing it. Which the author explains was the case for writing that same chapter.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Rita keeps a much calmer head when dealing with her children (especially her daughter) than Lynn Sr. When Ron Andy breaks up with Lincoln, instead of being angry she understands perfectly well why the boy did it and calmly tells him to go make up with her daughter while she punishes her sons for starting the whole mess.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Lincoln-in Linka's body, remember-gives a magnificent one to his counterpart in chapter 20, calling her out for essentially ditching the family that cared for her, how she always played herself as the victim but never tries to change things herself, and how she deserves neither the family she's been stuck with, or the one she had. Linka-in Lincolns body tries to deliver one back, but ends up losing the discussion.
    • William Cryptos gives her an utterly brutal one to her after she hands over the completed Macguffin to him. When she tries to claim that the only reason he has the Macguffin in the first place was because of her and she deserves her reward, he responds with this.
    William Cryptos: "You? You're a lazy, selfish, dim witted, ego centric, narcissistic hypocrite who despite claiming to want freedom, continues to act like the world revolves around her. If I'd chosen you for this task in the first place, you most likely would have fallen before the first hurdle was within reach. Such an imperfect version of me has no place in my perfect universe."
  • Replacement Goldfish: When the real Linka 'dumps them', and Lars confronts him with the realisation that Lincoln has been a better sister than their 'actual' sister, as part of his Sanity Slippage Loki tells Lincoln.....
    Loki: You're Linka now!
    • Linka (the real Lincoln) gives another one to his villainous counterpart in the stinger of chapter 40.
  • Rule 63: It's in the name!
  • Running Gag: Cristopher finding or remembering about disturbing fanfiction he found on the internet.
  • Sanity Slippage: Loki has started to suffer this as of chapter 20, with the revelation of Linka having abandoned her family and Lincoln having swapped places with her.
    • Linka herself starts to do this when she turns violent after Lincoln reveals that she could have had everything she wanted back in her old reality if she'd bothered to spend time with her family than push them away.
  • Sadistic Choice: The average hunter, when presented with a challenge, is stuck in one of these: Either they accept the challenge, and potentially lose and get carded, or they refuse it... And get carded anyway.
    • This is how Linka convinced the sisters to let her stay in their dimension: She threatened to hurt Lincoln's body in a way that would make his life-already screwed up thanks to Linka's intrusions-one that wasn't worth living. So the sisters either took their brother back to a body ruined by his doppelganger, or keep him in the other dimension, and replace him with Linka.
  • Sarcasm Mode: When Lisa claims Lincoln did a mediocre job combining dimension C-137 & 63I'\, Lincoln 'admits' that she should have followed Lisa's example in wielding omnipotent power in altering reality.
    • Lincoln mentions a dimension were the only time people don't sound sarcastic is when they are actually being sarcastic, which they sound totally sincere.
  • Second Law of Gender Bending: Lincoln spends surprisingly little time angsting over his sudden gender change.
    • Linka considers being a boy a small price to pay for having Lincoln's life.
  • Secret Keeper: Lincoln tells Luke about everything in chapter 12.
    • Lincoln keeps Lynn's secret that he does ballet.
    • Come chapter 15, we can add Lars to the people who know about the truth.
  • Security Cling: Chapter 15, Lars scares Lynn into jumping into Linka's arms. In Chapter 26, the same happens to Levi, who jumps into Lynn's arms.
  • Self-Deprecation: Chapter 15, when Lars is told the truth about Linka/Lincoln, he remarks it sounds like the plot of some fanfic.
  • Serious Business: The hunter's duels can be anything, and are almost always based on games.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Lincoln states this as much during his speech to Linka in chapter 20. Back then, he really only worked on the deal with the fragments in order to get back home, but now, he legitimately wants to fix everything that has gone wrong since the swap happened.
  • Sequel Chapter: "Reality Gazer 2" to "Reality Gazer", and "Reality Gazers 3" to "Reality Gazers 2".
  • Ship Tease: Luke and Nyla.
  • Shout-Out: so many they warrant their own page
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Lincoln does this to Chandler to get the bully to stop teasing them about Claudia kissing her.
    • Claudia, likewise, kisses Cristopher in chapter 15 to stop him from freaking out.
  • Shown Their Work: The author explicitly states that before writing chapter 9 he talked to his female friends so he could write about what Lincoln's going through properly.
  • Shotgun Wedding: After Lincoln shows the preparations he made for his sisters during their periodsnote , Lori is so impressed with it that she claims she will force Ronnie Anne to marry him if it comes to that.
  • Sick Episode: Chapter 13, Lincoln gets sick so Lynn Sr. orders his 5 oldest sons to stay home and take care of her.
  • Significant Anagram: All of the alternate versions of the brothers and sisters encountered so far have names which are anagrams of the actual Loud boys and girls.
  • Slice of Life: The first few chapters post-exposition arc are about Lincoln adjusting to his new body and life in the other dimension.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Linka tells Lincoln to "Shut up, shut up, shut up!" and muffles her when she's had enough of the boy in her body winning their argument.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Trevor only appears in chapters 4 and 5. he's defeated in 5. Yet he's instrumental in introducing the main conflict and the device he uses to "kill" himself is referenced every time Lincoln sits down and thinks of home.
    • Nyla ( Luke and Luna's counterpart from another dimension) debuted in chapter 11, but her arrival not only gives Linka and Luke another ally, but she also reveals class 2 and 3 hunters are coming from them.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Out of all the Loud brothers in the dimension 63 family, Luke, Lars, and Loki have the most importance, being the only ones who Actually have an idea about what the truth is.
  • Spotting the Thread: Lincoln's attempts at pretending to be Linka draw suspicion, since he can't act nearly as feminine as Linka was meant to be.
    • Linka doesn't even try to hide her feminine behavior.
    • William Cryptos points out that things are popping up that don't belong. For example: Lana as Lexx's love interest.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: When Leif and Lexx ask for Linka's help in deciding who gets a rare card, she tells since their fighting over a Duel Monsters card that they should duel for it. The look the two give each other just screams "Why didn't we think of that."
  • Stereo Type Reaction Gag: When Lynn Sr asks for Ron Andy's full name, Ron feels offended at the implication that he has a long Spanish style name......before revealing he 'does' have a long Spanish style name.
  • Story Arc: There are around three story arcs so far:
    • The "Exposition/Introduction" Arc, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
    • The "Revelations" Arc, which serves as a way to develop the 63 Dimension and explain slowly but surely why the Loud family of that dimension is as it is right now. It's also the longest story arc.
    • The third, and so far final, arc of the story is currently titled the "Legacy" arc, but that's all that's known so far.
  • Sweet Tooth:
    • The gender-swapped Lincoln finds that she's become as big a chocoholic as his sisters. The family had to stop buying chocolate during trips to the store due to Linka eating it all herself before they got home.
    • Chapter 36 takes it a step further by pointing out that without them to space their chocoholic nature out, he now has the collective addiction of all of them even though he's a boy again, which he then proves in a contest by eating more chocolate than all of then put together.
  • Stray Shots Strike Nothing: Averted. In chapter 21, when Trevor tries to take Loki’s rifle, it goes off and the bullet shoots through the floor of Loki’s bedroom into the living room below, hitting Lars in the arm.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Larry states that all Lynn Sr got from him was his looks, having gotten his pre-incident personality from his mother.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Lincoln's porn folder on his computer was labeled "not porn".
  • Take a Third Option: Chapter 38, Filament suggests Lincoln to do this when he’s unable to choose between going home or staying in dimension 63.
  • Take That!:
    • The story takes multiple jabs at Loudcest. Chapter 12 in particular; when recalibrating the interdimensional goggles, Lincoln is shown a reality where Linka and Lynn are in a relationship. Disgusted, Lincoln asks the goggles to filter out all dimensions where either he or Linka is in a relationship with one of their siblings, resulting in 95% of all dimensions getting eliminated. Which unfortunately doesn't filter out dimensions where her siblings are in relationships with 'each other'.
      • Chapter 19 contains another gem. We learn that one of the fragments is in Cristopher’s house, and this is the reason his computer keeps redirecting him to Loudcest fanfics and fanart. Cristopher has had enough of it and gives quite a rant against such stories being shoved in his face every time he uses the internet.
    • Chapter 20 contains a jab at fics that put an OC or a self insert into a story, whose existence doesn't cause anything to be different from canon. At first, Lincoln is thrilled at Cryptos offering him the chance to see universes in which he has even more siblings. But when they come back a few minutes later, Lincolns enthousiasm has been replaced by annoyance that despite these new siblings, everything remained the same.
    Lincoln: It's like the multiverse just spit out a random person and added them to the family, only for them to do nothing to change stuff!!
    William:Sometimes the universe has lapses in creativity is all.
    • Chapter 39 takes several jabs at the show itself, like the Negative Continuity between episodes, or plot holes like Lincoln somehow not knowing about the sister fight protocol.
    Lisa: The show doesn’t appear to be a linear requirement in the program’s viewing outside of the episodes containing our former brother’s romantic interests.
  • Take Your Time: Non-video game example. Despite having a mission to recover fragments in order to save the multiverse, Linka/Lincoln spend more of their time in the genderbender dimension spending life in their new body instead of, like, look for a way to save the multiverse.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Cristopher not only gets a kiss from Claudia in chapter 15, but also gets to dance with her in chapter 17. Seeing as he had constantly found disturbing fanfiction on the internet, he definitely needed a hug.
    • The entire fic could be seen as this for Lincoln. After spending a very miserable time at the all-boys dimension, he now not only gets some legitimately empathetic brothers and family, but he also gets help from Levi and William to get back home. Yes, this doesn't change the fact his situation isn't the best, but it's definitely an improvement over what came before.
    • Chapter 16 throws another bone to Lincoln: After Linka basically turned his life upside down in earlier chapters, not only does this chapter reveal that all the changes she did were basically reverted back to normal, but she's started to feel uncomfortable in the dimension.
  • That Man Is Dead: The real Linka tells Loki that she's not Linka anymore and they aren't her brothers, firmly telling him that she's Lincoln now.
    • The real Lincoln inverts this however. Telling her counterpart that she sees herself as a part of both versions of her family. That she is 'both' Lincoln and Linka Loud.
  • The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: Lincoln notices that he's behaving, thinking and responding increasingly more like a girl the longer he is in Linka's body.
    • She notes that she is far more offended by dirty jokes now than when she was male.
    • She has few problems with being attracted to, or kissing Ron Andy (Ronnie Anne).
    • Lampshaded when Lynn (M) asks Lincoln if she wants to join him in ballet. Lincoln notes that while his male mind says no. Her currently female body says yes.
    • Luke suspects that since Lincoln liked girls before and now likes boys while in his sister's body, that the real Linka might have been a lesbian before and now likes boys now that she's a guy.
    • Chandler makes the same insult about Linka's clothes in chapter 14 that she did in chapter 3. In chapter 3 Lincoln brushed it off, while in chapter 14 much to her confusion she started crying.
    • However, being in a girls body doesn’t prevent Lincoln from still getting bonkers over seeing Mrs. Dimartino (who somehow is not genderswapped in this reality) however, as proven in chapter 14.
    • Chapter 16, Lincoln realizes he actually likes the idea of becoming a mother one day, despite simultaneously being freaked out by it. In the same chapter, he notices that Linka has stopped wearing dresses and cut her hair short again, making Lincoln wonder if this trope is also starting to apply to her.
    • Chapter 17 might as well have this as the title considering how much all of Ron Andy's interactions both good and bad effect her.
    • Chapter 20, the trope name is actually mentioned when Lincoln and Linka get to talk to each other and begin to point out how much this trope has started to affect them both.
  • The Power of Rock: How Lincoln and Luke fight Nyla.
  • Tomboy: Lincoln's attempts to fit in and spend time with her brothers lead her to seem like this. Which sets of warning alarms for them since the real Linka would never want to do any boyish activity.
  • Trapped in Another World: Lincoln has found himself stuck in another dimension, in a girls body with no way home with no way home for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile the girl who he replaced ends up in his body, and unlike him has no idea how or why it happened. She isn't as concerned about it as he is either.
  • Troll: The second fragment turns out to be a huge one. It showed Cristopher all that Loudcest material and made Linka and friends reveal their most intimate secrets because it thought it was funny.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: The Loud's new baby brother born in chapter 40 is Lincoln's spitting image. White hair and all.
  • Unishment: Loki regards being sent to military school as this. While he does regret what got him sent there in the first place, what he learned while there helped him to meet Bebe, Give him a future in the forces and protect his family. That it also helps him beat his brothers on the hiking race every year is a nice little bonus too.
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: Chapter 17 is set on valentine’s day.
  • Vulgar Humour: Lane (Luan) has no problem with telling dirty puns, and lots of them. In the span of the first few weeks of Lincoln arriving in their world, her big brother has literally told sixty nine sex jokes.
  • We Need a Distraction: Chapter 22, William Cryptos makes a deal with the real Linka that he will allow her to stay in Dimension C-137 and give her the power to travel between Dimensions, if she can distract the Loud Sisters for 2 months so they won’t interfere with Williams’ plans.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Larry, Loud childrens paternal grandfather, is one. He is very old fashioned Grumpy Old Man, who acts rude, and cold towards his family due to his son eloping with Rita 18 years prior to the story. Lynn tries his best to get his father’s approval when finally meeting with him again. He succeeds near the end of chapter 16.
  • Wham Chapter: Chapter 20 deals with Loki, Luke and Lars speaking with Linka, discovering she doesn't want to go home, Lincoln and Linka speaking in an argument that leaves Linka morally ruined but Lincoln physically injured, and Loki releases the hunters in this quest for answers.
    • Chapter 25 in a nutshell: The sisters and Levi learn the truth. Linka reveals how far she's willing to go, and the final fragment is lost to Lyle.
    • Chapter 27 has a flashback to 'the incident' from Lane's point of view.
    • Chapter 28 might be the biggest one so far, ending with the destruction of dimesnion 63.
  • Wham Line:
    • The above mentioned "You're Linka now!" from Loki, showcasing he might not be as sane as previously believed.
    • William Cryptos's true identidy.
    Lincoln: "You're the evil me, aren't you Cryptos. The reason I'm like this."
    • When asked Whether he wants to go back to his home dimension, or remain in 63'\i, Lincoln says....
    Lincoln: "I want cake."
  • Wild Child: Due to Levi's experiments, Lynn(M) and Leif behave like dogs around mailmen. This doesn't help Linka's case.
  • Willfully Weak: During Lincoln and Linka's fight, it's pointed out that Lincoln could easily beat Linka, as Lincoln has three fragments over Linka's one, however she doesn't really know how to use them and uis afraid of her loved ones becoming Collateral Damage, so she holds back until she can think how to use the power carefully instead of forcing it like Linka.
  • You Have to Believe Me!:
    • In chapter 20, Lincoln is finally able to briefly return to his home dimension, but he is still in Linka’s body. Thus, he has a hard time convincing Lisa, Lola and Lana who he is.
    • In chapter 32, Lincoln likewise has a hard time convonicing Ronnie Anne and Clyde that the Lincoln they hung out with the past six months wasn't really him. He convinces Ronnie Anne by kissing her.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Chapter 33, at each of the traps set by William, some members of the group stay behind to fight the guardian of that trap. In order: Aeif, Alex and Nell hold off the 3 beasts of Darkness at the first trap, Lily and Leon stay behind to fight off their counterpart at the second one, at the third one, Lori and Loki fight off Carol/Roli, at the fourth, Loni and Leni take up Neli’s challenge to make the perfect dress, Lisa and Levi take on Doctor Sila in her classroom, the male and female Lynn get trapped in cages at the sixth obelisk, Luna, Nyll and Luke engage in a rock off, Luan, Lucy, Lars and Lane compete with Auln and Culy in a performance contest, Lexx and Leif fight their counterparts in a game of duel monsters, The four parents take on a copy of the real Linka, and finally Ronnie Anne, Clyde and Christina take on lookalikes of their Dimension 63-counterparts.
  • Your Television Hates You: Chapter 37, when Linka and the brothers go watch tv together, every channel they try features a show about interdimensional travel (Sliders, Doctor Who, Rick and Morty) or something else that reminds them of their adventure (The Flash (2014)). Lincoln suspects Ethioth to be behind this and orders him to knock it off and give them something good to watch.
  • "X" Makes Anything Cool: But not when it's in a dimension's designation, when that's the case, then it means the dimension is no longer hospitable.

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