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  • Accidental Pornomancer: Poor Ranma. The other boys aren't safe either.
  • All Women Are Lustful: The most promiment here is Sakura, for whom Sakura Syndrome is named. The stress of the loops causes some people (usually women) to become nymphomaniacs. This leads to...
  • Alternate Self: Rose Potter to Harry. She comes from a version of the Harry Potter universe where the new generation is genderbent.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Abridged Popo is implied to be this for the loopers.
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  • Anything That Moves: Sakura. A quote used to describe her sex drive:
    "Guy, girl, half-n-half... You know she's not picky."
  • Bar Brawl: The Anchors do this when left in a bar with no women.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Pranks and / or revenge done by people like Orihime and Kasumi are considered worse due to how little one would expect it from them.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In-universe, the nonloopers regard the looper's antics as this.
  • Bothering by the Book: Harry Potter loves doing this to screw with Umbridge, and Dumbledore, and Snape, and Crouch... and everyone else, really.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of the nonlooping characters who've annoyed the loopers, especially Kakashi.
  • Celibate Hero: "Hero" is a stretch for any looper, but the certain encounters leave the male loopers trying to remain virgins for at least one loop.
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  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Ranma. One of the reasons given for why he's so strong is that in his home Loop, he has nothing other to do than train.
  • Clothing Damage: Invoked by the Kyuubi against Naruto as a prank, as in, Naruto couldn't wear clothes for a loop because the Kyuubi kept exploding them off him.
  • Corporal Punishment: Ranma once decided to spank Prince Herb for the sake of humiliating him.
  • Denser and Wackier: Innortal's loops in general are noticeably less serious than the rest of the community. Of course, the concept was originally part of a collection of humor fics.
  • Detonation Moon: Naruto did this once to stop the Moon's Eye Plan. Realistic consequences soon followed.
  • Death by Sex: Shinji and Keiichi Morisato suffered this at the hands of a drunken Rei and a succubus-lust filled Belldandy, respectively.
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  • Disproportionate Retribution: The occasional cause and inevitable result of every prank done by the loopers. And yes, it has escalated.
  • Dominatrix: Sakura and Hinata, foremost, though others have been mentioned. In one loop, the latter became a borg queen and tried to force Naruto into her "collective"
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The EVA pilots caused one while trying to end the loops. It lead to their first Fused Loop instead.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Innortal's earliest loops, although it's most noticeable in the Naruto ones. Examples include Naruto carrying Sasuke and Sakura's memories through Loop Reset by sheer weight of Chakra, surviving a Loop reset, and no mentions whatsoever of Yggrasil until Urd shows up. This can be especially jarring for readers who started with Saphroneth (and other, later authors) who use a more concrete version of the rules.
    • Really, in comparison, Innortal's Loops in genral. This has led to some Orwellian Retcon work by the greater community in an effort to reconcile the parts of Innortal's Loops that don't quite mesh with the current canon.
  • Epic Fail:
    • Ranma and summoning. His first intended summon: a small bird. The result? Gojira. This is implied to happen every time he tries to summon something.
    • Another example is when Ranma, in a fit of boredom, gave Kuno a scroll containing a secret technique to try and make him more of a challenge to fight. Kuno turned out to be too arrogant to read the scroll properly, and exploded into Ludicrous Gibs when the technique backfired.
  • Everyone Has Lots of Sex: The loopers consider sex to be "the spice of life."
  • Fluffy Tamer: After replacing Naruto for a loop, Kasumi gains her own Nine Tailed Demon Fox. She reduces it to the size of a lapdog, carries it around everywhere, and placates it with tuna when it gets too bloodthirsty.
  • For Science!: A pastime for the loopers. Regardless of whether their experiments succeed or fail, the end result is Played for Laughs, sometimes at the expense of another character.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation:
    • Sakura Haruno's reaction to the Time Loops. She's now the Trope Namer for 'Sakura Syndrome', the term used to describe this trope among Loopers.
    • Sakura Syndrome is more properly a form of psychopathy caused by a Looper's belief that since time always resets, then anything done to a non-looping person — no matter how horrible — is ultimately without lasting consequence and therefore any behavior may be freely indulged in.note 
  • Good-Guy Bar: Future's Past, created by Washuu and the Goddesses late in the loops and located in a multiversal nexus to help awakened loopers from different universes to gather, talk, and relax together without a Fused Loop.
  • Groin Attack: Shinji does this to Gendo for therapeutic reasons.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: In-universe, this has happened too many times, though one that stands out was a Noodle Incident which invovled introducing the All Spark to the Death Star.
  • Immortality Bisexuality: Played straight with the female loopers, averted with the male loopers.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Invoked, Ichigo makes it look like he and Orihime are in the middle of a private moment, and attracts Rukia (who should be invisible to them) to his room. The end result is Rukia trying to deny that she is a vouyer.
  • It Amused Me: The reason the loopers do almost anything, for better or worse.
  • The Kid with the Leash: Invoked in one of Harry's loops where pretends to be possessed by a demon, with said "demon" mentioning that Harry is this.
  • Lawful Neutral: Invoked during the Star Wars loops, where the loopers create a faction of Force users that are neither Jedi or Sith, called "Gray Jedi."
  • Mad Scientist:
    • Everyone has dabbled into this, but none moreso than Sakura, who has to date created a Borg outbreak, Jusenkyo water that can last for more than one loop, and planned something with Kamino's cloning technology.
    • Let's not forget the T-Virus outbreaks, the experiments with LCL, the Noodle Incident with the Magog...
    (a climactic battle scene on the Andromeda Ascendant is interrupted by a Magog shrieking in terror offstage)
    Sasuke: I swear, we can't take her anywhere. It's like she can't help herself, she has to commit one crime against nature every Loop.
  • Mind Screw: In-universe, the loopers love doing this to nonloopers for a quick laugh.
  • Misblamed: Naruto blamed Ranma for receiving a Jusenkyo curse that lasted several loops, when in reality the culprit was Sakura. He didn't learn otherwise until after his retribution was already in motion.
  • My Future Self and Me: The mini-me loops, where the loopers have done something so extreme in the previous loop that they break the timeline and physically survive the reset, leading to them meeting their nonlooping selves.
    • I Hate Past Me: The general reaction the loopers have towards their younger selves.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Naruto goes naked for a loop as part of a bet, and creates a nudist colony in Kakashi's apartment.
  • Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot: Innortal's loopers, but particularly Ranma, acquire all manner of powers from across the multiverse. To name a few, Ranma has all of the Lantern Rings as well as power sources for them, his own set of Dragon Balls, numerous Zanpakutou and an Inner Hollow, Sharingan and Kage Bunshin, Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld's Angels, is a Jedi, plays host to Lilith, has absorbed Darkseid, can use magic, and more.
  • Polyamory: Monogamous relationships don't seem to work in the loops.
  • Promotion to Parent: Ranma has had to raise Naruto and Harry from infancy in two separate loops.
  • Rage Against the Author:
    • Naruto does this in a Real World loop, using the Kyuubi to threaten Tokyo unless he gets to "talk" to Masashi Kishimoto.
    • The same loop has Sasuke killing Yaoi Fangirls who write NaruSasu.
    • Completely averted with the MLP cast, whose response on landing in a Real World (or 'Hub') loop is to write Lauren Faust a sincere thank-you letter. See the Heartwarming category for details.
  • Really Gets Around: Everyone, especially Sakura.
  • Recursive Fanfiction:
    • The Nobody Dies!verse. That version of Rei is a separate being from canon!Rei, and is also looping.
    • Dragon Ball Z Abridged as well, with Ghost Nappa haunting Ramna, and Mr. Popo appearing whenever he feels like it.
  • Right Behind Me: En route to Kamino, Naruto proclaims he is glad Sakura isn't coming with him and Sasuke, and begins to explain why to her before realizing that she bypassed his ship's security system.
  • Rule of Funny: The reason for why some things happen the way they do (i.e., Riddle's diary committing suicide after mental contact with Luna, Jason Voorhees being unable to kill Kasumi). Invoked by the loopers for the most part.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Another common pasttime for the loopers.
  • Take Over the World: Harry has done this at least twice, as Dark / Grey Lord Potter.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: In-universe, the general reaction to Sakura's experiments. Nothing too extreme is shown onscreen, but given her track record...
  • This Is Gonna Suck: New loops are met with some form of this.
  • Training from Hell: Ranma tries to put Keiichi Morisato through one of these in order to let him survive sex with Belldandy. His tactics are the same as Abridged Piccolo's, complete with "DOOOOOODGE!".note 
  • Unbuilt Trope: Innortal's original Loops can be seen as this. The loops is about characters getting stuck in a time loop, and the wacky shenanigans that ensue in attempt to keep themselves sane. Despite the fact that the loops reset everything though, most loopers make a conscious effort to uphold a moral code, as well as make sure they don't go too far in their shenanigans. Innortal's original loopers? Not so much... Their 'stir craziness' that results in 'wacky shenanigans' often results in them resorting to some rather morally ambiguous actions to keep themselves sane (or whatever resembles it to them), and they often treat non-loopers more as playthings than actual people because of the loops making them immortal, and them resetting back to how they originally were when the loop resets. Since nothing's permanent, the loopers didn't have to worry about any major punishment for their actions, resulting in the original seven devolving into more Blue and Orange Morality as time goes on, because there's literally nothing stopping them from doing anything they want. A lot of the original sevens actions to keep themselves sane are viewed upon as terrible by the readers and future loop writers at large, and the original seven come off as major Jerkassess, a far cry from loopers that later joined in when the community formed.
  • Unwanted Harem: All the male loopers have one, especially Ranma.
  • The Worf Effect: Anything that is a standard threat for most universes gets subjected to this at the hands of a looper.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Sakura. It's part of her coping mechanism.
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