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The Loud Sim Date is a Drama/Mystery The Loud House Fanfic written by Exotos135. It started in September 14th, 2016 and ended in January 21st, 2017, with 51 chapters.

After Lincoln brings a prototype virtual reality helmet home, the sisters end up playing a dating sim based on their family. If that’s not weird enough, the helmets seem to cause behavioral changes in the sisters, causing problems for everyone to deal with… And from there on, things get crazy.

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Surprisingly enough though, there isn’t an incest harem involved, despite what other fics tend to entail. Overall, a good read for the curious. You can read it here.

Note: Because of the large amount of tropes, and the size of this fic, be careful and avoid spoilers.


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  • 10-Minute Retirement: Lincoln gets into one after chapter 33, where he's stuck in the hospital after being stabbed.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: What seems to be the reachable level in the progress bar in the sim date game. This isn't a good thing.
  • 0% Approval Rating: As Lisa reveals, it's possible to reach a negative progress bar in the sim date game itself, which signifies how much the virtual girls hate you.
  • Aborted Arc: As early as chapter 2, Virtual Lucy warns Lincoln that she'll be watching him if he tries to hurt Virtual Lynn. As of this writing, the threat has not been referenced since then, and with the sim date itself becoming less relevant to the plot, it's unlikely to be solved either.
    • While the game itself doesn't come back, the helmets make a return in the final battle.
    • The Lynn/Lucy/Lincoln love triangle plot is just suddenly abandoned after Lynn and Lucy turn back to normal.
  • Accidental Pervert: Lincoln accidentily sits on Ronnie Anne's tail in chapter 50. As that part of her body is pretty sensitive and suggestive, it also causes her some physical pain.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Virtual!Lincoln and Virtual!Lynn's little comedic conversation leaves Lynn laughing on the floor.
  • Adult Fear: A sociopathic girl uses mind-controlling helmets and a game to play god with the feelings of your children, only leaving out a specific child-Lincoln-while the rest get manipulated and emotionally damaged by the experience. Feel terrified yet?
    • In fact, Cristina is one massive case of this. Your unsupervised child discovers rule 34 and is not only driven mad by it's existence, but completely determined to break some people related to it all in revenge for the kid of their crush, and not only did you not see this coming, but as you try to find out more about it, the kid continues to do heinous actions just to reach their end goal.
    • Towards the end, every single character gets injured in some way, shape, or form and ends up in the hospital.
  • All for Nothing: Ronnie Anne's plan to protect Lincoln is completely rendered moot when Cristina rapes him.
    • While it was implied before, it becomes quite clear in the final battle that Cristina's plans amount to absolutely nothing. While she broke the Loud sisters, they will recover, her attempts to protect Lincoln only makes him hate her, trying to get him and Ronnie Anne together only makes him and Ronnie hate her even more, and by raping Lincoln, she practically rendered her original motive completely null. So, even after she tried so hard to accomplish her goals, nothing Cristina did actually had any negative long-lasting effect on the Louds in the end.
    • Ironically enough though, her actions may have actually brought more good than harm.
  • All or Nothing: The whole final battle can be seen as this, since Cristina does whatever she can in order to succeed in something against the Louds. But alas, see above.
  • Almighty Mom: It becomes very clear that Mrs. Loud wears the pants in the relationship once she realizes something's bothering her daughters.
  • Alone with the Psycho: A minor example with Lana and Lynn, who are alone at the beach for a good deal of chapter 11.
    • A far more dramatic example happens in chapter 34, where Lincoln and Cristina wind up sharing the same room and they're left alone soon afterwards...
  • Ambiguously Bi: Lucy ends up having a crush-apparently-on Lincoln, and dating Virtual Lynn.
    • Lori fits as well: She makes her character in the game a girl despite knowing she can only date other girls, and once the chips start taking effect, she starts to love Leni. So much, in fact, she breaks up with Bobby over it.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: After electrocuting herself and being sent to the hospital, Cristina's internal organs are now in an erratic state, and she needs to be electrocuted every once in a while, or else something bad will happen.
    • Even before then, she shows many notable signs of sociopathy, yet nothing is ever explicitly stated.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Cristina. Not only does Lincoln get the VR game and helmets from her (technically), but this winds up getting his sister brainwashed. And she's apparently not done yet... And given later revelations and events, it can be safely said she's not so ambiguous anymore.
    • Being in leagues with Cristina, Ronnie Anne also counts as this, though it's more on the ambiguous side rather than the evil side. She soon inverts this when she becomes undoubtly good.
    • Some of Cristina's subordinates, The Four Lovers, mostly Storge and Eros. All but one of them wind up becoming good.
    • Let's not forget Leni, who apparently has some plans for her family. However, no matter what she planned to do, Leni is still a small fry compared to Cristina.
    • And of course, the voice.
  • Ambiguously Human: Storge ( Carol Pingrey) and Cristina both can have their humanity come into question, the former by her shapeshifting ability, and the latter not only from what she showed capable of in her fight with Lisa, but also her apparently ability to fly shown after she gave Lori something to give Lincoln. However, they are later revealed to be Hard Light projections, and Cristina all but ceases to be human when she takes the ghoul serum.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Lucy's feelings towards Lincoln. Is she in love with him? Is she just more friendly to him than most sisters, since they're closer than them? Is this a side-effect of the chips? Nobody knows.
    • Lola and Lana's feelings for each other. Just like Lucy, is it something they have since they were younger, or is it because of the chips?
    • Cristina's entire plan with the helmets fall firmly into this, and later on, so does her second plan. Seriously, what is she even planning?
    • Another Cristina-related one, her appearance and even buying Luna and Luan a drink, giving a smile of approval at their sight. How did she get there, why did she buy the drink, and what is she even doing there?
  • An Arm and a Leg: Leni loses her arm to Cristina, which is then promptly cannibalized.
    • Cristina, in return, loses her left arm when Lincoln comes and slashes it off. Then again, Ronnie Anne broke it beforehand...
  • And I Must Scream: Once you think about it, Ronnie Anne's torture counts as this. She's bounded in a chair and forced to watch, in a VR simulation, how Lincoln doesn't love her back and is taken away by someone else. And she has to endure this for a whole week. Luckily, her brother saves her, but it's still pretty dang cruel.
    • Cristina's ultimate fate is having her head, stomach and crotch pierced by rubble, then sent to a maximum security prison, while remaining as a ghoul and with something keeping her alive. She totally deserves it, though.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Once the Louds reach Cristina's HQ, Lisa delivers one to Lincoln. And to make matters worse, Ronnie Anne was nearby when that happened...
  • Antagonist Abilities: The Four Lovers and Cristina in general have mind-control on their side ( Though Ronnie Anne is never shown using mind control on anyone), and of the Lovers, Storge ( Carol Pingrey) has shapeshifting, and Cristina can seemingly fly and
    • Cristina becomes this, not only for real but even worse than before, after becoming a ghoul. She gets, in order: An impressive Healing Factor that can seemingly heal any injury, A set of combat tentacles to do the dirty work for her, the ability to withstand quite a lot of punishment, and it becomes even worse after she cannibalizes Leni, since she gains her body-morphing abilities on top of everything else said.
  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    • "Have you done my route yet?" Lucy asked Lincoln earlier to play her route in order to get an easier time with the game. When she realizes Lincoln isn't even paying attention to her, and probably didn't do that in the first place, she's heartbroken.
    • "What is wrong, Lori? What is bothering you so much that you don't tell your sisters the truth? Is it Bobby? Me? The game? Tell me, don't just leave me hanging!" Leni complaining to Lori when she fails to reveal the truth to Luna and Luan.
  • Auto Cannibalism: Cristina eats part of herself after cannibalizing Leni. She quickly drops this once Ronnie Anne and Lori team up to beat her up, however.
  • Awesome by Analysis: The fact that Lisa built an analyzer just to figure out the inner machinations of the helmets.
  • Awful Truth: As if cannibalizing her and humilliating her in front of a bunch of people wasn't enough, Cristina reveals to Leni that the ghoul serum's effects are actually permanent, and thus they're all doomed to remain as ghouls for the rest of their lives. Or at least until Lisa makes the cure.
  • Ax-Crazy: Lucy after her obsession with Lincoln becomes murderous.
  • Badass Normal: Mrs. Johnson, Carol, Bobby, really, anybody who doesn't turn into a superpowered ghoul or winds up hospitalized during the final battle earns this title, specially Lincoln, who not only manages to go toe-to-toe with a superpowered ghoul Cristina, but manages to win in the end.
  • Bad Date: What Luna and Luan's first try at a date degenerates into once Storge, A.K.A. Carol Pingrey, appears and takes Luna's place.
    • Lincoln and Ronnie Anne's "date" in chapter 33, courtesy of it actually being a ploy by Cristina to get them together.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Lynn sees Lincoln was about to date her virtual counterpart, at first it looks like she's angry that Lincoln was going to date one of his sisters. Then it turns out they're more surprised at the fact Lincoln picked Lynn, out of all the girls, to be his first date. Lampshaded by Lincoln:
    Lincoln: Are you mad because I picked you over the other girls, or are you mad because I'm apparently dating you in the first place?
    • Also, the opening narration of chapter 4 makes it sound like Lucy and Lynn are dating each other... for about a second before revealing they're actually dating their virtual replicas.
    • As a meta example, the title and synopsis indicate that the plot is primarily about the VR sim dating game the Louds own. While the game does kickstart the plot, it becomes clear in later chapters that something more is going on, and even the game itself starts to lose relevance as more of the plot is revealed.
  • Batman Gambit: Lincoln and Ronnie Anne pull this off in chapter 49. Lincoln has Ronnie break all the platforms inside the tower while he fends off against Cristina, all while they make the ground more and more unstable as the battle rages on. Once Ronnie finishes her part, Lincoln then angers Cristina enough to make her smash the ground with her hammer-arm, which destroys the ground and sends the three of them plummeting to the ground.
  • Battle Aura: Ronnie Anne, Lori, Leni and Cristina showcase these during the final battle. And then Cristina gets a doubleaura.
  • Berserk Button: Lucy’s is sleeping with Lincoln. Luna’s is trying to hurt Luan.
  • Big Bad: Cristina.
  • Big Sister Admiration: Lana is revealed to have this towards Lynn in chapter 30.
  • Big Brother Instinct and Big Sister Instinct: Lincoln has the former in general, like in canon, and Lynn exhibits the latter during chapter 7, when she looks for Lucy.
    • Bobby and Ronnie also show signs of both, since the reason Bobby joined the Four Lovers is to keep an eye on Ronnie Anne, and Ronnie herself soon replaces Bobby with Clyde in order to get him out of the whole mess.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Lori and Lola save Lana from being molested by Lynn in chapter 11.
    • Then, in chapter 39, Lori and Leni save Lisa from being murdered by Cristina during their fight.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Cristina is defeated and her plans are foiled, but The people she harmed have still been harmed and will possibly not recover from those scars, while her, Lori, Leni and Ronnie Anne are stuck as ghouls, Mrs. Johnson is distraught over her and many of the sibling relationships have been changed dramatically.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Cristina blows one at Lisa after she fails to capture her.
    • She does this again just before escaping after installing the new chips in chapter 6.
  • Body Horror: An internal example. After electrocuting herself by basically punching her laptop until it broke, coupled by intense emotional issues, Cristina's organs now move in an erratic beat that prevents them from working properly, and unless electrocuted, they will remain like that until something worse happens.
    • This gets even worse after the final battle, since not only is Cristina a ghoul, which could also count as this, but her head, stomach and crotch have been pierced by rubble. And she didn't even die from that!
  • Book-Ends: The first chapter begins at school, with Lincoln approaching Cristina in her locker. The penultimate part in the final chapter has Lincoln, Ronnie Anne and Clyde heading back there to put a picture of her on her locker.
    • The plot starts with VR helmets being used to interact with virtual sisters, during the final battle, the VR helmets return to help Lincoln fight. (The sisters use them to manipulate hard-light replicas of themselves).
  • Brain Bleach: Mentioned in Ronnie's letter connected to her gift, as the thing she recommends Lincoln to have nearby. Seeing what the content of the gift is, it's understandable she'd suggest having tha beforehand.
  • Brainwashing: This is what the helmets, and more importantly the chips, wind up doing: they make the Loud sisters act like lesbians through unknown means.
  • Break Them by Talking: Cristina employs this against all the Louds to an extent, but the clearest example is with Leni, who she verbally destroys as she slowly rips off her arm.
  • Break the Cutie: Let's be blunt; Every single Loud gets broken over the course of the story, with the ones geting the worst treatment being Luan, Lola, etc. Which is what Cristina's counting on.
    • Going by the hints, Cristina herself was broken when she researched rule 34.
    • Ronnie Anne is similarly left broken, though in a subtle state, after Lincoln gets stabbed and hospitalized.
  • Breather Chapter: Chapter 8, 16, and 40.
    • Chapter 35 counts to an extent, since it only deals with Lincoln and Cristina talking about the sisters.
  • Broken Pedestal: Reference by the voice in chapter 11:
    The voice: Pedestals can be broken, kid. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. So enjoy your pedestal while it stands, child... it will fall eventually... soon enough.
    • And soon afterwards, Lynn molests Lana later in the chapter.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Inverted. Despite many Loud House fanfics having this happen with Lincoln and one of his sisters, it's actualy very much absent in this fic. The closest equivalent so far is Lisa's growing affection with Lincoln, but it's clear that's not gonna become romantic anytime soon.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Lincoln and Lynn form one in chapter 7 in order to find Lucy.
    • Lisa and Lincoln also form one, to a lesser extent. The two are commonly together when Lisa discusses the deal with the chips, Lincoln comes to Lisa often-although, given the situation, he has no other choice-and they seem to have a solid relationship overall. Not to mention Lisa eventually develops something of an affection towards him.
  • Brutal Honesty: Leni very bluntly tells her parents in chapter 6 that Lincoln brought the VR game, which is the main reason why they all acted weird yesterday.
    • Also, Lucy doesn't hold back any punches when she tells Lincoln she loves him after she changes because of the chip.
  • Bubble Girl: Lola puts Lana inside a bubble in order to protect her from Lynn. It doesn't last.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being hospialized for most of te early stages of the story, Carol Pingrey returns as the nurse assigned to Cristina.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Lincoln has one during chapter 15 after Lisa stabs her in his dream.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Going by what Cristina showed, ghouls have this sort of power, though the only instance of this ever being done is Cristina cannibalizing Leni.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Lisa's feelings for Lincoln.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The story started as a lighthearted quirky deconstruction about harems. Starting from the Aloha Beach Resort arc, however, things start to get dark, and by the time the heartbreaks happen, the story grows progressively darker until the darkness reaches a peak during the last couple of chapters.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Bracelets.
    • The ghoul serum is mentioned early in the fic, but doesn't play a role until Lori, Leni, Cristina and Ronnie Anne take it in order to become ghouls.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Ronnie Anne and Carol to an extent.
  • Christmas in July: The season the story is set in has never been explicitly stated, but chapter 20 has a distinct Christmas-like feeling to it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Lucy starts to show mannerisms like this in chapter 6, specifically when Lincoln talks with Ronnie Anne.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Cristina employs this at least three times:
    • First, she tortures Lori by showing her "the truth", which ends with her crying tears of blood.
    • Then, she does the exact same to Lola, except she also makes sure to attack her...Down there.
    • Finally, after she betrayed her, she tortures Ronnie Anne by leaving her in a basement and forcing her to watch, in a VR simulation, how Lincoln not only doesn't love her back but is taken away by someone else.
    • And she didn't stop even after becoming a ghoul, since once she pins her to the ground, she breaks Leni through talking while she slowly, painfully rips off her arm.
  • The Confidant: Leni, at least in chapter 7.
    Leni: You know you can tell me anything!
  • Consolation Backfire: Lynn tries to comfort Lucy after she's heartbroken by Lincoln not playing her route. Naturally, since Lynn's route was among the ones that Lincoln did play, she's more angry at her.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Leni is on the receiving end of this, which causes her to go from the sweetheart she is in canon to the jerk she becomes in later chapters.
  • Coup de Grâce: After paralyzing Ronnie Anne and having her arm broken, Cristina seemingly prepares to do this to her. Luckily, Lincoln appeared in the nick of time.
  • Crappy Carnival: Surprisingly enough, the epilogue's carnival is actually really well made.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Cristina's battle with Lisa can be described as this.
    • Later on during the final battle, most of it can be seen as this, especially after Cristina gets her Villainous Second Wind. At first, it's this for the heroes, but soon they turn it against Cristina before said second wind.
  • Cute Mute: Cristina, to an extent. She loses the mute part in chapter 21.
  • Darker and Edgier: At first this doesn't seem to apply, since the plot is fairly lighthearted and there's a bit of humor. Then the sisters start actng different... Then the truth about the chips is revealed... Then the Aloha Beach Resort Arc happens...
  • Dating Sim: Lincoln brings one of these home, kick starting the plot.
  • David vs. Goliath: Lincoln vs. Cristina during chapter 50. By this point, Lincoln is still a normal human armed with a knife, and Cristina is a ghoul that not only has an incredibly powerful healing factor, but she has not one, but two sets of powers thanks to cannibalizing Leni. Lincoln still wins in the end.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Being sent to "The Garden", by Cristina's order.
  • Deconstruction: As said below, I Want My Beloved to Be Happy is deconstructed by Lori's decision to stay quiet about the chips. Yeah, her family is happy, but it only lasts up until the Aloha Beach Resort arc begins.
    • Lana's attempt to get Lucy out of Lynn's mind deconstruct I Can Change My Beloved. Basically, it ends with her being molested, and with Lynn still obsessed with Lucy.
    • Ronnie deconstructs I Gave My Word and Honor Before Reason with her promise to Cristina to help her get revenge. It deconstructs the former because she lets everything up to chapter 33 happen because of her promise, and the latter is deconstructed because her family pride prevents her from just calling it quits.
    • Lola winds up becoming a slight deconstruction of My Sister Is Off-Limits! and the "overprotective sibling" kind of character. After Lana is molested by Lynn, she does whatever she can to make sure Lana never gets hurt again. Thing is, Lana winds up being more annoyed with it than thankful, and eventually this winds up causing a falling out between the two before Lola is tortured by Cristina.
    • Cristina deconstructs the Complexity Addiction and Batman Gambit-oriented plans that have specific requirements. Even if they do wind up working, when even one thing goes out of control ( Agape and Ronnie betraying her, for instance) her whole plan falls apart.
  • Deconstruction Fic: The fic itself isn't that big on deconstruction all the time, but the basic premise can be taken as a deconstruction of the typical "incest harem" fic.
    • The sisters change behavior because of mind-controlling helmets and chips.
    • Lincoln, instead of going along with it or accepting it, is instead worried for his sisters and tries his best to help them through their hardships.
    • Instead of going back to normal as if nothing had happened, the sisters are left scarred from the experience.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Lisa is basically indistinguishible from her canon self at the start of the fic, but as the fic goes on, she definitely starts to melt away her frosty demeanor, mostly around Lincoln.
  • Demoted to Extra: Unlike in the show, where she at least gets some development and episodes of focus, Lily is either largely unimportant, relegated to being Lisa's comedic foil, or simply not present at all. Possibly justified because A) It's far easier to emotionaly torment developed children and teenagers and B) Adding her to the mess would make the fic even more messed up than it already is and C) She's a baby, so it would make sense to not have her around.
  • Denser and Wackier: Mind-controlling helmets, lesbian relationships, ghouls... It's safe to say this fic is far weirder than the series it's based on.
  • Deus ex Machina: Some plot points seem like this.
    • The Ghoul Serum.
    • The Hardlight manipulating helmets at the end.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Ronnie and Agape, A.K.A. Tetherby's betrayal sets off a chain of events that completely messes up Cristina's plan to get Lincoln and Ronnie together, and take whatever sanity she has left in the process.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The whole premise, actually. Specifically, doesn't "characters start acting weird and grow in love with their own siblings" sound like the plot of every shipping fanfic ever?
    • In chapter 20, Cristina can be seen reading comic books in her underwear.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: Lincoln is told by Leni to use the knife he got from Carol in order to defeat Cristina once and for all.
  • Doorstopper: 51 chapters with 206,590 words total, with most chapters being in the 3000-5000 word range. See you in a couple hours!
  • Double Meaning: Ronnie's warning in chapter 9 can be seen as this, especially since she's talking about the sisters, not just Lincoln and Cristina's plan.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: During the Resort arc, Lynn starts molesting Lana thanks to the chip's effects, but luckily enough, Lola and Lori stop before it gets any worse. This is not shown to be okay and not only is Lynn left terribly guilty over the whole incident, but Lana is particularly left shaken and traumatized from the ordeal.
  • Dramatic Wind: The wind blows as Lincoln has a meeting with Virtual Lucy after meeting with Virtual Lynn.
    • It blows like this once more when Lana confesses how much she looks up to Lynn.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted once more. Cristina raping Lincoln is treated as one of the worst things she could've ever done, specially by Ronnie Anne, since it renders all her effort for nothing.

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  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first few chapters were not exactly long, lasting around 1000-2000+ words at best. Current chapters now tend to fall within the 3000-5000 word range.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After much misery, drama, angst and terrible things happening to the Louds, they finally get a happy ending after the final battle, since not only do they manage to recover from everything Cristina did to them (some with the help of Lisa's machine), but they also manage to return things to... mostly normal standards.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Let's just say Cristina does not take Ronnie's betrayal well.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: For some bizarre reason, Lucy's eyes turn shield-like as a side-effect from the helmet's chip. Even more bizarre is that this doesn't apply to the rest of the sisters, making Lucy stand out even more.
  • Eye Am Watching You: A verbal version. Virtual Lucy gives Lincoln this warning before vanishing from the game. Cristina laters pulls the gesture version at Lucy when she appears outside the window.
    • Chapter 6 Starts off with the sisters doing this. And later, everyone is doing this.
  • Eye Scream: Lori stabs one of Cristina's eyes during their fight. And unlike the rest of the fight, wherein she abused her Healing Factor, Cristina never really regenerates the eye.
  • Everybody Lives: While some come out of the whole ordeal with more than a few scars, ultimately everybody get to live happily ever after.
  • Evil Is Petty: Cristina's main reason for breaking the Loud sisters involves her finding rule 34 of them and Lincoln. Even worse, after Ronnie Anne betrays her, she grows even more petty and basically tortures her, all for not going with her plan.
  • Evil Old Folks: Agape, A.K.A. Lord Tetherby.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Cristina's base of operations, as revealed in chapter 39.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Implied by Ronnie and Clyde's conversation in chapter 20. Apparently, whatever Cristina's plan is, it's bound to fail, but they're forced to try to accomplish it regardless.
  • Fair Weather Friend: Cristina, to Ronnie Anne. Until chaper 33, that is.
  • Fate Worse than Death: As revealed in chapter 42, being sent to Cristina's entails being rendered into a vegetative state and then planted on the ground, amidst other horrifying imagery.
  • Faux Horrific: In chapter 5, Lucy remarks that she thinks Lana wearing a dress is the most horrifying image she's had that day.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Fighting your girlfriend in this case. After being mind-controlled by Cristina, Leni has to fight Lori, alongside a group of Cristina clones that look like her sisters.
    • It's downplayed in that the two aren't friends anymore by that point, but Ronnie Anne and Cristina certainly have this vibe during their fight as ghouls.
  • Find the Cure!: What Lisa plans to do towards the end.
  • Four Is Death: Of the Four Lovers, Agape ( Tetherby), the fourth Lover, winds up as a vegetable in Cristina's garden. Though it is averted with Ronnie Anne, the 4th ghoul, since she comes out fine out of the whole ordeal.
  • The Four Loves: The Four Lovers, Cristina's subordinates, are based on this concept. They are Storge ( Carol Pingrey), Phillia ( Ronnie Anne) and Eros and Agape, whose identities remain unknown.
  • Force Feeding: What Lucy does to Lincoln at some point in the resort arc.
  • Forceful Kiss: Lynn does this to Lincoln in order to lure Lucy out of hiding, much to Lincoln's shock.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Leni cooks cinnamon rolls for Lincoln in chapter 40.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: What the helmets can potentially do given custom character creation.
  • Freudian Excuse: Apparently, the reason Cristina did everything has something to do with researching rule 34.
  • Friendship Trinket: The second step in Cristina's plan involves the Louds using some friendship bracelets she made, which not only do the same thing as the helmets, but leaves them all at the mercy of whoever has the master bracelet.
  • Garden of Evil: Cristina's garden, as revealed in chapter 42, though it's not so much a garden as it is a graveyard filled with lobotomized people.
  • Genre Savvy: While searching for Lucy, Lynn guesses that she's simply around and neither she nor Lincoln have seen her, since that's a common Running Gag in the show. This later turns out to be incorrect.
  • Genre Shift: The fic goes from being a lighthearted, if questionable, deconstruction of the typical incest harem plot to a dark, dramatic mystery surrounding why is Cristina doing all of this, and what she's trying to accomplish.
    • And then, by the time the grand finale comes up, the fic goes all-out Anime with Cristina, Ronnie, Lori and Leni turning into ghouls, becoming superhuman abominations of nature with superpowers, and with the ridiculousness factor turning rather high.
    • Don't forget the one beach episode... That ends with Lynn molesting Lana.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Surprisingly enough, early on the fic implies lesbian sex between the sisters. Though, justified since until chapter 20, this fic was rated T.
    • Example: Chapter 9 has Leni whisper to Lori that they should sleep together in the hotel room
    • Later, Lori wakes up in her room without her clothes on with Leni sleeping next to her and no recollection of what happened the night before. This happens much later, however.
  • The Ghost: Agape, one of The Four Lovers mentioned above. Storge/Carol and Phillia/Ronnie have been seen as both Lovers and normal people, and Eros has appeared in his Lover persona, but Agape's nowhere to be seen. This changes in chapter 33.
  • Gift-Giving Gaffe: Cristina does one in chapter 20. Beyond unlocking the Lincoln route in the VR game, the gifts are either harmless (tickets to a Blarney Ranger show) or downright trollish (A Jack-in-the-Box-like gift with a demonic Lynn head for Lana, who just had a bad time with Lynn back at the resort).
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: One-sided version with Lucy and Lynn. The latter would like nothing more than to gain the former's heart, but the former not only has only eyes for Lincoln, but she's incredibly violent to the point of beating Lynn up.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Cristina seemingly became either crazy or at the very least disturbed after researching shipping and rule 34.
  • Got Me Doing It: Luan starts talking in a bad British accent to help Luna through the aftermath of chapter 8.
  • Grand Finale: The final battle itself lasts up until chapter 49, and the fic itself has it's grand finale in chapter 51, titled... "Grand Finale"
  • Groin Attack: Cristina has a really bad of pulling these off against people. She's kicked Lincoln, Ronnie Anne, apparently Lola... Really, it would be easier to just say she does this often.
    • She then winds up on the receiving end of this when she rapes Lincoln, since despite hurting him as well, it's her body that's being penetrated the most.
    • She winds up on the receiving side again in what is quite possibly the most brutal example when, while Lincoln and Ronnie walk around the aftermath of the crash, spot Cristina with sharp stalacmites piercing her chest, head, and crotch. And she was still alive, too!
    • She even ends up being on the receiving end of this before she starts creating her plans. After she finds out that Ronnie and Lincoln are dating, Cristina goes up to some shippers, and suggests that they should ship Ronnie and Lincoln together instead of Cristincoln. This causes the shippers to snap and eventually starts punching and kicking her in the crotch before Ronnie intervenes.
  • Hard Light: This is what Storge used to get her shapeshifting ability, and what the Loud sisters use to help Lincoln fight against the redheaded ghoul.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Downplayed. Lori gets shocked by the helmet's chip, but she doesn't seem to suffer any long-term damage.
    • Definitely averted by Cristina, who is quite clearly in pain from being electrocuted to prevent her organs from staying too long in an erratic beat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She wasn't evil or even antagonistic beforehand, but Ronnie fully switches to the side of good after she betrays Cristina and goes off the script during her and Lincoln's "date", which sets off a chain of events that completely derails Cristina's plan.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While he doesn't die from it, Lincoln takes a stabbing meant for Ronnie Anne during chapter 33, and it winds up being bad enough to get him hospitalized.
  • Holding It for a Friend: When the Luna and Luan realize what the first helmet has installed, Lincoln shouts that it wasn’t his.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Assuming Cristina's a villain, she firmly falls into this. The story is 27 chapters in, and nothing was known about her plan for basically 20 chapters.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The ghouls, 'nuff said. Leni can morph her arms into weapons or defensive equipment, Lori can sprout wings and throw explosive dagger-like feathers, and Cristina not only has a healing factor that can negate most injuries, but also battle tentacles that can regenerate, fuse into a bigger tentacle and recover just as fast as she herself. Ronnie Anne, is relatively normal, since the only weird feature she has is her tail which can negate Cristina's healing factor.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After hearing the news about what Lynn tried to do with Lana, Lucy feels disgusted about the fact that the former tried to treat the latter as an object, even though she tries to put a dog collar on Lincoln the exact moment she voices her disapproval. The collar even has the words, "Lucy Loud's property," engraved on it!
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Lana's reasoning for spending time with Lynn. It doesn't end well.
  • Idiot Ball: Discussed:
    Lori: (After being told Cristina installed new chips on the helmets) Wait a minute, those chips were inside the helmets all this time?
    Lisa: Pretty much.
    Lori: (smacks Lisa) And you made copies of those things as well without batting an eye?!
  • I Gave My Word: As revealed in chapter 20, Ronnie Anne promised Cristina that she would help her get revenge and make her plan succeed. Let's just say, she's not very proud of that decision.
  • I Need A Drink: In the epilogue, Ronnie Anne finds Mrs. Johnson in a tavern, getting a drink.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Lisa says something like this in chapter 3, telling Luan she's "a genius, not a game designer" after she asks why weren't Lincoln, Clyde, Bobby and Ronnie-Anne included in the game.
  • Improbable Age: Like in canon, Lisa Loud. She manages to create a machine capable of analyzing things (though it is slow for a good deal of the time), create multiple copies of the helmets and game, and also survive against a potentially empowered Cristina, all at the age of four.
    • Assuming Carol is the same age as Lori, her work as a nurse puts her as this.
    • Cristina might be the most ridiculous example in the whole story. Owner of large amounts of technology? Maker of incredibly complex plans? Expert torturer who knows what to do to bring the pain to her victims? These are all her credentials, and she's barely Lincoln's age!
  • Incompatible Orientation: Most of the sisters turn gay because of the chips in the helmets, but Lucy winds up having a crush on Lincoln, while Lynn winds up crushing on Lucy.
  • Incest Yay Shipping: Luna and Luan in the end. It's implied that the consumate the relationship after the epilogue.
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: While the sisters do participate here and there (either suffering or dealing some damage), in the end, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne are basically the only ones left undamaged enough to stand up to Cristina after she basically tortured everybody out of commission.
  • Ironic Hell: During the friendship bracele fiasco, Lincoln's bracelet makes him the center of attraction from his sisters. Because not only are they his sisters, but he's still feeling guilty over causing the whole thing, Lincoln isn't particularly thrilled about the experience.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Lori refrains from revealing the chips and their effects to her siblings in order to let them have a happy moment after reaching a compromise with their parents. Deconstructed since this winds up being a horrible mistake down the line.
  • Jerkass Realization: Quite a few in chapter 50.
    • Lori tells Lincoln the sisters realized his Butt-Monkey status, and how the sisters have avoided punishment despite being just as often in the wrong as he is.
    • Lisa realized how she hadn't done what she should've been doing, and so decided to fix that by making a machine to fix her siblings after everything's said and done.
  • Just Friends: What Ronnie claims she and Lincoln are.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Lincoln's "friends" not only laugh and mock Lincoln as Ronnie Anne is forced to beat him up, but they then try to get Clyde to be beaten up as well. They do get their desserts, but...
    • Cristina herself is such a big example of this trope, it's not even funny.
  • Knife Nut: After her obsession takes hold, Lucy starts spending more time around knives.
    • In chapter 33, Lisa becomes this while under the control of Agape.
  • Kubrick Stare: Implied to be what Lori gives Lola in chapter 9, lampshading just how far Leni and Lori go when they change
  • Laser Blade: One of Cristina's clones uses this against Ronnie Anne, Lincoln and Lisa during chapter 42.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Cristina primarily focused on breaking the Loud sisters in order to "save Lincoln", in her own words. Later, during the final battle, the sisters come to his aid and help beat the stuff out of her.
    • Also, she's entirely responsible for putting Lincoln and Ronnie Anne through so much pain, either directly or indirectly. It's the combined efforts of these two that she's finally defeated.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The last helmet doesn't have a chip, rather the mind control parts are built into the set.
  • Last-Second Chance: Lincoln gives one to Cristina before their final battle in chapter 49. Given what Cristina has done up to this point, it's rather clear it's not gonna work anytime soon. The redhead even lampshades it:
    Cristina: Come on, really?
  • Last Stand: The whole final battle against Cristina feels like a villainous example of this trope; Cristina knows she's all alone, the Louds have caught up to her, and there's no way she's running away this time. So, she might as well go out with a bang and take the Louds with her.
  • Look Behind You: Cristina does this in an attempt to get Lincoln distracted after he finds her with the VR helmet.
    • Lori also pulls this tactic on Virtual Leni during their date.
  • Love Triangle: Lynn X Lucy X Lincoln. To be more specific, Lynn loves Lucy, Lucy loves Lincoln, Lincoln only loves the two as sisters, and Lynn and Lucy are simply acquaintaces, no matter how hard Lynn tries to change that.
  • Mask of Sanity: Don't let Cristina's outlook fool you, she's very much not sane in the slightest.
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: Referenced in chapter 6:
    Ronnie: Oh, you're one of Lame-O's million sisters, right? Or were you 10? Your family's so numerous, it's pretty easy to lose count.
  • The Maze: Luna and Luan go through this on their gauntlet at Cristina's castle.
  • Metaphorically True: Once she's back at her room, among the things Lynn sees while figuring out why she's feeling weird regarding Lucy, she wonders if the game is the problem. As later chapters prove, she's half right.
    • Also in chapter 7, Lynn claims this after Lincoln tells her a classmate of his saw her trying to follow Lucy while wearing her kneesocks and arm sleeves.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Later chapters puts Cristina's attempt to break the Loud sisters firmly into this, since instead of attacking the makers of the rule 34 she saw, she insteads attacks the sisters, who are just as much victims of the work as Lincoln is. Justified, because the authors of the rule 34 are both out of her reach and anonymous, so finding them would be far more difficult. Besides, given how the sisters can be ungrateful siblings and big pains in the butt to Lincoln, among other things, they probably still deserve punishment in her eyes.
  • Moment Killer: Lori and Bobby run in right before Lincoln and Ronnie Anne can have consensual sex.
  • Mook–Face Turn: As of the current chapters, Bobby, Carol and Ronnie Anne, 3/4 of The Four Lovers, have either suffered through a Heel–Face Turn or otherwise left Cristina's side for whatever reason. Tetherby, however, isn't so lucky....
  • Morton's Fork: Lori is caught in a situation like in chapter 6: Either she reveals the chips and their effects to her siblings, who just came out of a tense experience, or she doesn't tell them, and lets the effects change them. Three guesses as to which she picked, and the first two don't count.
  • Mrs Exposition: Lisa, 'nuff said.
  • Motive Decay: Cristina's original plan dealt with breaking the Loud sisters and getting Lincoln and Ronnie Anne together. Once that fails and her sanity begins falling apart, however, it becomes incresingly difficult to discern what her current goal is, if she even has any.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Lynn ponders about this for a moment after her fight with Lucy, but she quickly ditches the idea when she realizes Lincoln doesn't deserve that.
  • Must Have Lotsof Free Time: The only possible explanation for why Lisa would actually bother to make body pillows of Lucy, Lynn, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne.
  • My Greatest Failure: Ronnie Anne has two: Promising to help Cristina and failing to stop Lincoln from getting hurt, as he gets stabbed by Lisa in an attack meant for her.
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     N-S 
  • Never Say "Die": Averted, as the terms like "death" and "dying" are not only very much taken into account, but possible during the final battle. Even if Everybody Lives by the end.
  • Never Shall The Selves Meet: Somewhat averted. When Leni meets her virtual self, the game doesn't glitch out or anything, but they instead talk without any negative side-effects
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The entire plot happens because Lincoln was stupid enough to bring a weird VR game without asking anything about it first.
    • Happens in chapter 49: When the Hard Light versions of the sisters appear and end up helping Cristina get her powers back.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Chapter 49, Cristina pushed everyone over the edge in the end, resulting in her, Lincoln and Ronnie possibly falling to their doom.
  • Noodle Incident: Lincoln somehow got into a mud fight with Virtual Lana.
  • Not a Date: Luna tries to pass this off to the other neighbors as she and Luan go to their date, since them being discovered as a lesbian couple would bring them unwanted attention.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Lucy tries to tell her siblings about Cristina appearing at their window, but she's quickly shut up by Lori, who wants to create her character.
  • No-Sell: Leni is apparently so stupid, the chip's brainwashing effect does absolutely nothing to her.
  • Not So Different: Literally: In the final battle Lori, Leni, Ronnie Anne and Cristina all take Ghoul Serum. He Who Fights Monsters much?
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: The ending has Lori getting back together with Bobby, Leni getting together with Carol, Luna and Luan pairing up, Lynn and Lucy breaking up, Lola and Lana staying close sisters, Lisa deciding to stay close to Lincoln, Lily isn't mentioned, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne decide to pair up, and Lori, Leni, Ronnie Anne and Cristina are still ghouls.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Most of the sisters, but definitely Lucy, who goes from a quiet and self-reserved emo to a clingy, violent Yandere for Lincoln thanks to her helmet's chip.
    • During the lead up and beach sagas, the tables are quiet, prompting the parents to become concerned and find out.
    • Lori also changes from her bossy self to a nervous one when she breaks up with Bobby to date Leni and she almost reveals the truth to Luna and Luan.
    • After coming home from the hospital, Lincoln notices how unusually his sisters are behaving.
  • Oblivious to Love: Lynn's clearly starting to feel love towards Lucy after her virtual date, but she's highly confused by the new feeling.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Outside of Lucy, Cristina shows this in chapter 6 when Lincoln finds her selling a VR helmet to Clyde.
  • Older Hero VS Younger Villain: Zigzags all over the place, taking into account that through the course of the story, Cristina makes more than a couple enemies. It's played straight concerning Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan and Lynn, and to an extent Ronnie Anne, not really applicable in Lincoln's case since they're about the same, and inverted in the case of Lucy, Lana, Lola and Lisa. Lily isn't taken into account since they never even interact with each other.
  • One Steve Limit: Inverted by the Park Ranger, who argues with Lisa that there are many girls with the name Cristina, when she starts looking for the redhead at the park.
  • Only One Name: Cristina is like this for most of the story. And because she doesn't know her surname either, Lisa can't justify her search across the park to the park ranger, and is promptly kicked out.
  • Operation: [Blank]: Cristina's plan is known as Operation: Heartbreaker.
  • Our Ghouls Are Different: They are created using a serum, and seem to be based on the Tokyo Ghoul anime:
    • Leni, the first ghoul, can morph her arms into weapons or defensive equipment. She also feels no pain, though it's implied Cristina did that.
    • Lori, the second ghoul, has wings and can shoot sharp feathers. Which explode.
    • Cristina, the third ghoul, has four tentacles coming from her back that can let her shoot electricity, morph into things to protect her, and be remade from scratch should they be destroyed. This isn't including the ensuing healing factor she gets which can be nullified with Ronnie's tail.
    • Ronnie Anne, the fourth and seemingly final ghoul, barely seems to suffer any changes besides gaining a tail that lets her override Cristina's healing factor.
    • It can also be inferred that they can get stronger through cannibalism, since once Cristina cannibalizes Leni, she gains her powers.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Lisa yells "Ouch, my hand!" after slamming it on the table. It actually got injured.
  • Parental Abandonment: After the resort arc, Rita and Lynn Sr. disappear.
  • Opposites Attract: Shown with the pairings:
    • Lana and Lola: While Lana is more laid back towards their relationship, Lola is much more protective. Taken Up to Eleven after the "Lynn" incident.
    • Luan and Luna: Luna is the more protective end, Luan is the more calm end.
    • Lori and Leni: Lori, oddly enough, is subservient to Leni, who promptly takes charge.
    • Later: Lynn and Lucy Though their relationship is strained.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Nobody dies because of it, but when Lucy suggests Lincoln to play her route, he winds up ignoring her since he's too focused on making his character again.
  • Portmanteau: Lincoln gives Virtual Lucy the nickname of "Virtucy" (Virtual Lucy) after their first meeting. She's also the only virtual counterpart to get such a nickname.
  • Power Gives You Wings: When she turns into a ghoul, Lori gains a pair of these.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Alongside becoming a freak of nature, Cristina's hair slightly grows in length.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: In chapter 6, when Mrs. Loud asks the girls what's bothering them.
    Mrs. Loud: Now tell me: What. Is. It?
  • Puppet Master: Cristina, she sets up an entire scenario that forces the plot along. Even going as far as to create bracelets to further her goal.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Cristina has one in chapter 4. Lisa failed to catch her, but she still has detention.
    • She gets another one in chapter 6: She manages to install the new chips but Lisa is nearby to analyze them anyway.
  • The Quiet One: Cristina, as in canon. Until Chapter 21, that is.
  • Queer Romance: Most of the pairings could qualify honestly, but Luna and Luan's romance is the best example, since they're given the most romantic focus.
  • Rapid-Fire Nail Biting: Lynn starts doing this when her and Lincoln's search for Lucy starts to show no progress.
  • Reality Ensues: Getting stabbed doesn't end well. Hospitals leave you alone for some time. Incest rarely works out.
  • Redemption Rejection: When Lincoln offers Cristina one last shot at redemption in chapter 49, she quickly shoots it down. Seeing what she had done up to that point, however, it's quite baffling Lincoln even thought that was an option.
  • Relationship Upgrade: From siblings to lovers, just add mind control helmets!
    • Later, after Cristina upgrades the helmets, she in a way, literally upgrades the relationship.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Lynn uses a body pillow of Lucy because the real one doesn't want to spend any time with her. She then tries to do the same with Lana.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
    Virtual Lucy: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but first they must be thrown. Words and Actions may break your hearts, but first they must be done.
  • Romance Arc: All the pairings have this to an extent, but Luna and Luan's the most developed. They go from merely feeling weird towards each other, to giving dating a shot, to becoming friendly, and they even reach their first kiss during the Aloha Beach Resort Arc.
    • For Lori and Leni, though, things aren't as cheery; they start neutral, then as things progress, Leni grows more agressive and Lori essentially becomes her servant.
    • For Lynn and Lucy, after the love triangle fiasco, they don't really develop beyond that.
    • For Lola and Lana, beyond their confused feelings, they're the second least developed after Lynn and Lucy.
  • Rule 34: This is what Cristina researched, and what drove her partially crazy.
  • Sanity Slippage: Cristina's mental state is not having a good time through this fic. She basically goes from normal, to troubled, to bonkers but capable of looking sane, to getting trouble with keeping her facade, to being utterly nuts.
  • Self-Deprecation: After Lynn is given a pair of Lucy's arm sleeves and kneesocks because she put them on to see how they felt, she thinks to herself that there's something wrong with her.
  • Self-Duplication: Seeing as most of the Cristinas fought in chapter 42 are just clones of the original, it's safe to say that Cristina can do this. But she requires a special helmet to do this, so when Leni breaks it, the clones vanish from existence.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the siblings are choosing who to sleep with, Lynn chooses Lucy, Lucy chooses Lincoln and Lincoln chooses to sleep on the couch.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Played for Laughs in during the 5 chapter long final battle, wherein Clyde claims Cristina, who just turned into a superpowered ghoul, has turned into "Cristina".
  • Shipper on Deck: During chapter 7, Cristina smiles in approval after ordering Luna and Luan a drink. Why she did it, or if she even genuinely likes the couple, is a complete mystery.
    • If the hints provided in chapter 20 are to be taken seriously, then she might also hold some appreciation for Lincoln X Ronnie.
  • Ship Tease: Lisa and Lincoln, Luna and Luan, Lori and Leni, Lana and Lola.
  • Shout-Out: The Blarney Rangers are a cross between Blarney the dinosaur and power rangers.
  • Show Within a Show: On occasion, the Loud's and Cristina will tune in to watch "The Blarney Rangers", which seems to be a more action-packed spin-off of "Blarney the Dinosaur". Strangely enough, the scenes that happen in the show almost always keeps on accurately correlating with the Loud's situation, which is probably why Cristina of all characters likes it so much.
  • Skewed Priorities: Lisa seems to honestly believe that letting her and Cristina potentially break more school rules was a better option than kicking Lisa out and sending Cristina to detention. Then again, she was angry at the prior event, she was probably not thinking straight.
  • Slice of Life: Mostly confined to the earlier chapters, but taking out the whole mind-controlling helmet business, the fic is about the Louds trying to deal with romantic issues, without any fantastic problems at first.
  • Sleep Cute: Lisa sleeping with Lincoln. You just wanna go "aww" at the sight.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Tetherby only appears in chapter 33, and winds up becoming a vegetable for his troubles, but his betrayal is the first big step for Cristina's ultimate downfall.
  • The Speechless: Just like in canon, Cristina hasn't said a single sentence in the entire fic so far. Up until chapter 22, that is.
  • Status Quo Is God: Not in this case. Yes, everybody manages to come out of this unscathed and things slowly start to get back to normal, but there are many things (like Leni getting into a relationship with Carol or Luna and Luan becoming a couple for a couple examples) that make it obvious that Nothing Is the Same Anymore.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Not Lola, at least for a moment, but Lynn immediately tries to tell everybody about the game after her first few seconds playing it.
  • Storming the Castle: The Louds do this at the end of chapter 39 and beginning of chapter 40 to Cristina's tower.
  • Spit Take: An exaggerated version; After Luna asks Luan out on a date, not only does Luan spit out her drink, but her flowers shoot out water as well.
    • Luna promptly does one when Luan asks, out loud, if they should have their date at the Star Cafe, in public.
  • Spoiled Brat: What Lana calls Lola's virtual counterpart, and by extension Lola herself.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Almost everybody, due to the nature of the ships and possibly Cristina’s plan.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: When Lisa calls Lincoln in order to get help in her search for Cristina, he asks if she checked the school, after she told him she looked everywhere. The following silence speaks for itself.
    • During the resort arc, Lana tells Lynn to just fall in love with someone else when it becomes clear Lucy won't fall in love with her. Let's just say it doesn't work as intended.
  • Stealth Pun: In chapter 5, Luna tells Luan, the only Loud with braces, to brace herself for her idea. She promptly return with a pun of her own.
    • Also, this little exchange in chapter 7:
    Luan: Good morning, Lunatic!
    Luna: Lunatic? (Beat) Oh, Lunatic! Ohohoho, you sneaky little Punnywag!
  • Super Serum: The ghoul serum, which when injected turns the user into a ghoul-like creature. Although it also functions as a Psycho Serum in Cristina's sake.
  • Shout-Out: In Chapter 9, Lana and Lola introduce themselves with, "Get ready for trouble, we'll make it double!"

     T-Z 
  • Take Our Word for It: Lucy takes Lincoln's word when he says Lana looks good in a dress.
  • Taking You with Me: Cristina attempts to do this with all of the Louds once the final battle begins. However, most of the sisters are gone by the time it happens, and the only ones left are her, Ronnie and Lincoln. And, what a surprise, she fails.
  • Tears of Blood: Lori sheds these after learning "the truth".
  • Title Drop: The note Lincoln reads in the beginning reads “For The Loud House".
  • Touché: When Virtual Lucy lists the traits of Virtual Lynn, the actual Lynn can't help but agree with her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Many in the final battle. To Recap:
    • Ronnie Anne, Lori and Leni take the ghoul serum and become uber-tier powerful.
    • Lana, Lola and Lynn try to fight, and fail.
    • Lincoln up and stabs Cristina.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Leni gradually suffers through this, going from a sweetheart to a jerkass.
    • Cristina suffered this before the story even happened, going from a neutral kid to a sociopathic sadist bent on breaking the Louds.
  • Tranquil Fury: Mrs. Loud's state after discovering Lincoln's VR game is the reason his sisters have been acting weird.
  • Troll: Cristina's gifts are all either normal (Lola gets a pair of tickets to the Blarney Rangers show at Dairyland) or somewhat important (Leni gets the revelation that Lori is the new Storge)... Except for Lana's, which is a Jack-in-a-Box with a demonic Lynn mask replacing the jack, Luan's, which is a guitar, at a point in the story where she's supposed to be afraid of them, and Luna's, which is basically a letter asking if she can date her, since she's apparently ditched Luan.
    • She also wrote "Ronnie X Lincoln, OTP" and "Cristina X Clyde, Sure, why not?" on one of Lisa's papers.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Cristina's endgame plan. At the time of this writing, the story is 27 chapters, and for about 20 of them, absolutely nothing was known about it. Even with the hints we've gotten, nothing concrete can be put together just yet. It's no surprise, then, that once we manage to gather what is going on, the plans start to fall apart.
  • The Un-Reveal: In chapter 6, Cristina comes to the Loud house once it's seemingly empty to install new chips on the helmets, titled "B.M:I.R", "B.M: O.P.L" and "B.M: L.I.R". What the acronyms mean is never answered.
    • Also, Lucy's poem. Lincoln gets it in chapter 6, reads it in chapter 7, and then it disappears without ever having it's content revealed.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Child: That's probably a bit of a stretch, but Cristina was still mentally stable-probably-before she did her research.
  • Unwanted Harem: As said above, this is averted. Until the friendship bracelets take their effect, Lincoln is basically left alone by most of his sisters except for Lisa, who needs his help, and Lucy, who is basically coo-coo for him for a while, at least.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Cristina has two notable ones: When Ronnie Anne betrays her and when Lincoln seemingly does "nothing" to help her from being electrocuted.
  • The Voice: One of these pops up as early as the Aloha Beach Resort Arc, and it seems to be a complete wild card on whose side it is on.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Storge's "power", which Lori seemingly inherits later.
  • Versus Title: Chapter 39 is titled "Lisa Vs Cristina" (Guess what happens), chapter 44 is titled "Leni Vs The World", and the final battle (going from chapter 46 to chapter 49) might as well be called "Cristina Vs The World".
  • Walking Spoiler: The Four Lover's true identities ( Bobby, Carol Pingrey, Ronnie Anne, Tetherby) serve as this to an extent character-wise. Story-wise, Ronnie Anne is pretty important, both during and before the story takes place.
    • Leni is this, to a lesser extent. While she's not as important to the story as the last ones, she still holds some rather surprising secrets.
    • Mrs. Johnson is a lesser example, mostly sterning from being Cristina's mother.
    • Far above them, however, is Cristina. It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that the instant you discover that she's not only the main antagonist, but what she ends up doing through the fic, would wind up spoiling basically the entire thing.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Ronnie quite clearly laments that Cristina went from being her best friend to someone she simply wished to kill, and the sentiment is reciprocated by the redhead.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lori gets called out by both Lisa and Leni when she refuses to tell her siblings about the chips and their effects.
    Lisa: You didn't tell them anything? (Lori gives her reason) And you'd rather have them potentially alter their own personalities without even knowing about it?
    Leni: (After Lori shows her one of the chips) Why didn't you tell the rest when you had the chance?
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Bracelets don't get mentioned for several chapters, before reappearing in the climax in chapter 48.
  • Wham Chapter: Quite a few, actually:
    • Chapter 5 (Slight Changes): The sisters start exhibiting strange behavior.
    • Chapter 6 (Discovered): The parents discover the VR game and give their kids a compromise.
    • Chapter 7 (Literally What!): Lori breaks up with Bobby in order to date Leni.
    • Chapter 8 (Revelations): It's right there in the title. Ronnie and Cristina are apparently working together, the Louds discover why they're acting weird, and Lori gets an invitation to an Aloha Beach Resort from Bobby.
    • Chapter 9 (Beach Town Woes): Operation: Heartbreaker begins.
    • Chapter 11 (Sand Castles and Mud Sisters): Lynn molests Lana.
    • Chapter 14 (Storge): Lori becomes the new Storge.
    • Chapter 18 (Heartbreak): Remember the negative relationship bar Lisa mentioned? They come in play as everybody gets heartbroken to turn back to normal.
    • Chapter 21 (Opening Gifts): Lincoln kisses Cristina.
    • Chapter 29 (A Dark Reminder): Not only does Leni beat up Lisa, but Ronnie is forced to brutally beat up Lincoln.
    • Chapter 33 (Linconnie): Cristina watches as her current plan, that is getting Lincoln and Ronnie to be together, completely falls apart when Agape-that is Tetherby-gets Lincoln stabbed by Lisa and, before that, have Ronnie basically betray her and flip her the middle finger. This completely destroys whatever sanity Cristina has, and she winds up electrocuting herself after attacking her laptop, and Ronnie seemingly reveals Cristina's endgame plan to Lincoln.
    • Chapter 34: Cristina is not only sharing a room with Lincoln, but she reveals why she's doing everything.
  • Wham Line: In chapter 20, when Cristina finally speaks:
    Cristina: Clyde, this is Cristina.
    • And earlier, at chapter 10:
    Lucy to Lisa: “You used it once.”
    • And even earlier, in chapter 9:
    Ronnie Anne: “ Operation: Heartbreaker has begun. Repeat, Operation: Heartbreaker... Has begun.
    • Then, in chapter 18:
    Cristina: “ Operation: Heartbreaker was a success.”
  • Wham Shot: In chapter 8, where The lovers are introduced and are called in position. Not to mention the "Operation: Heartbreaker" begins.
    • After being heartbroken, Leni's virtual heart rots away.
    • And in chapter 7, where Cristina appears at the Star Cafe, and is watching Luna and Luan.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: The four lovers.
    • Lampshaded by Leni in chapter 40
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: The twins when they reveal their love for each other.
  • Winged Humanoid: Lori post- ghoulification.
  • Wild Card: Leni, who is neither aligned with Cristina and her croonies nor does she seem to be completely on her family's side. She seems to be basically doing whatever she wants.
    • Also, the voice, who is just as likely to help the Louds as it is to make their situation worse.
  • With Friends Like These...: Lincoln's "friends" mock him while he's being beaten up, then try to get Clyde beaten up as well.
    • Cristina, to almost insane degrees, that you get to wonder why Ronnie even bothers to put up with her crap. She wises up in chapter 33.
  • Yandere: Lucy becomes this after the helmet's chip starts taking effect on her, with Lincoln as her primary-and only-object of affection.
    • Lola acts a bit like this before Ronnie kidnaps her and she's exposed to "the truth" by Cristina.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Lucy's chip releases blue electricity, but the majority of other electricity from either chips seem to be pink in color.
  • Yellow Sash of Power: Lola and Lana go mad with power in chapter 4 and end up stopping Lisa and Cristina's chase.
  • Your Cheating Heart: It takes Lori a while to figure it out, but once she realizes she's technically cheating on Bobby with Virtual Leni, she's mortified.
    • Taken Up to Eleven when she then goes, dumps him and then starts dating the real Leni.
  • Yuri Genre: Again, this could apply to basically 80% of the ships between the Louds, minus Lucy's obsession with Lincoln and Lisa's affection towards Lincoln.

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