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The Infinite Loops contain examples of the following tropes for setting from N to Z:

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    Nickelodeon Loops 
  • Crazy-Prepared: In one Loop, Varrick prepared special Anti-Avatar defences in case Korra ever attacked him. It's a net. Korra just burns it away without breaking her stride.
  • Eldritch Location: Mrs. Bitters, plus "Skool" equals... no, screw it. Don't Ask, Just Run
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: A functional version for Danny Phantom. He's an anchor and an incredibly powerful ghost, but most loopers have some exorcism experience, making his actual strength fairly negligible.
  • Friendly Enemy: Being mostly PG and G rated, almost all of the villains in these loops tend to either reform or end up staying evil for the fun of it. Can occasionally become Go-Karting with Bowser.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: During one loop, Suyin Beifong's 'father' was Azula. Apparently, the entire Metal Clan was made up of Yanderes that loop. Another has Toph claim Katara was her father to mess with people's heads.
  • Killer Rabbit:
    • In the form of pies. They pop up from time to time, and have made poor Bolin quite wary of them. Especially when they become the face of P'li.
    • One snip has Mai tricking Azula into attack Miyuki (the cat from The Blue Spirit). The cat defeats Azula with ease.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Zuko informing the Gaang about the existence of Suyin Beifong.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: This compilations encompases every cartoon that ever aired on the network, including, but not limited to: Both Avatar series, SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and many many more.
  • Noodle Incident: One Avatar Loop begins with Sokka implying Azula was once replaced with someone who beat up Ozai in less than an hour.
  • Official Couple: Korra and Asami.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Gaang's reaction to learning Smaug is in the neighbourhood. And he's replaced the Fire Lord (fortunately, it's Smaug after he's reformed).
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Spongebob does this after he doesn't kill Plankton in time during the Crisis, causing him to start looping.
  • Skyward Scream: Toph doesn't take learning about Suyin second-hand too well.
  • Stylistic Suck: Korra: Hero of the South Loops. They're exactly what they sound like. Pretty much the entire Krew hate being in them, for one reason or another.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Squidward and Sandy do this upon learning that Spongebob replaced Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Dib, from Invader Zim. He's an incredible detective and an anchor... but the Irken's have war experience, numbers, and a general lack of drive to conquer the earth, so he has to let them do as they please.
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     Nintendo Loops 

     Pokémon Loops 
  • Always Someone Better: In one Pokémon Special Loop, Crystal has already caught every single Pokémon ever (and a few that were supposed to be extinct) by the time Red has woken up.
  • Author Appeal: Inverted. Several types of loops are deliberately discouraged, mostly because the main author is not a fan of Darker and Edgier works for the sake of them.
  • Berserk Button: Dio Brando is one for Pikachu. The first time they met, Dio killed Ash. The second time, Pikachu dealt him his worst defeat yet as a looper
  • Beyond the Impossible: Gary's Blastoise can use Spiral Power. Neither Gary nor his Blastoise has been to Gurren Laggan.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Oshawott once used the Goat Simulator Goat in place of his razor shell to fight Mass Produced EVA'S.
  • Heroic BSoD: Red's reaction to being shown up by Crystal at the beginning of a Loop.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: The general reaction to a Pokewars variant loop, and quite possible The Sun Soul variants as well.
  • The Mentor: Ash has spent entire loops mentoring non-awake versions of his friends, such as Morrison.
  • One Steve Limit: Discussed in the Thread as a reason to give the Pokémon Loopers names. Currently there are two males from the Charmander Line, two males from the Squirtle Line with another expected, one male and one female Pikachu with at least one more expected, two males from the Chimchar Line, and two males from the Piplup Line. The result of the discussion: inconclusive. This is however played straight with Legendary Pokemon, who have a One Steve Limit loop wise.
  • Reality-Breaking Paradox: In some loops, there can only be one Arceus. Adding a second Arceus, such as by use of Omnitrix, has this as a major risk.
  • Ret Gone: An interesting example in Ash's Father. He still exists but no one can remember any distinguishing features.
  • Top God: Togepi often Loops in as the Arceus that created everything or a baby Arceus.
  • Values Dissonance: In-Universe. There have been loops where certain characters, such as Edward Elric and Eren Yaeger point out the moral question of Pokemon battles during fused loops where their loved ones (Alphone and Mikasa) are turned into a Golett and Ralts respectively.

     Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney Loops 

    Shin Megami Tensei / Persona Loops 
  • Big Bad: YHWH for the SMT loopers, and somewhat of an Arc Villain for the rest of Yggdrasil. Absolutely no one, looping or otherwise, that knows of him likes him, not even his followers, who are more so loyal to his ideas than to him. He is also one of the most powerful non-looping entities in existence, and seemingly is able to influence his Branch's code enough to where he is able to prevent one major figure in Amala from Looping. In the upcoming wedding between Nyx Sparkle and Leman Russ, he and his army are strong and numerous enough that he manages to give all members of the Original 7, plus every other looper in existance a reasonably difficult time. Thankfully, he is completely bound to Amala and is only able to face other loopers in fused loops.
  • Crapsack World: By default. The SMT universe was hit pretty badly by the event that broke Yggdrasil, and YHVH's code was badly warped, meaning it is incapable of being anything less than utterly insane and omnicidal. Doesn't apply to Persona which avoided the damage.
    • Nocturne got hit the worst. Aside from YHVH's warped code, it had very few fused loops, absolutely no variants, The End of the World as We Know It was unstoppable, and there were only three native loopers, anchor Naoki and two demons who weren't awake very often. This was not good for Naoki's sanity.
  • Deconstruction: Continuing SMT's grand old tradition of tearing every trope it can to shreds, Naoki's early Loops do this to the very setting itself. It turns out that living the same few days of your life over and over and never being able to avert anything you experienced the first time around in any permanent way does not sit well with some people.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The Edit fixed much of what was wrong with the Amalaverse, though it was hard to achieve and had a cost for everyone.
  • Futureshadowing: Several other Loops cross-posted to other Loop threads, such as the Pokemon and MLP Loops, hint at something happening between Naoki and the ponies. Whatever it was, it led to some severe strain between them.
    • Has been somewhat explained since then: After suffering a particularly bad Bureau Loop and then Looping into Equestria, Naoki is left so enraged by its Sugar Bowl setting (vs. the Crapsack World that he has to live in) that he all but lets himself be possessed by the Nightmare Force. He then goes on a murderous killing spree over the course of several dozens of Loops, before he finally returns to his senses. Worse yet, his Shadow, the entity largely responsible for said rampage, is frighteningly intelligent and determined to ensure he will always be met with violence (as he can't be killed, normally the Shadow's goal), purposely enraging the ponies with excessively sadistic displays of power to have Naoki labeled a MLE.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Rarity wound up one of the Bel demons when she looped in one time. Why? Because her name is frequently Rarity Belle.
  • Lighter and Softer: The branch as a whole is one of the most damaged loops in Yggdrasil (only Mega Man suffered worse), but Persona escaped that damage. Out of universe, this happened because of Persona's Lighter and Softer nature.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Apparently the "unorthodox" methods of solving the lockdown problem tend to lead to this, much to Yuzu's annoyance.

    Shonen Jump Loops 
  • The Dreaded: One Piece, seeing as anyone who Loops there always ends up as a pirate with an awesome Red Baron and a ridiculously high bounty. The local loopers really get into this, as them Awakening generally means they are already the most powerful pirate crew in the world who are about to have a lot of crazy adventures.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Prior to its deactivation and assimilation into the "Infinite Anime" thread, Shonen Jump covered over twenty Looping series and their characters, including One Piece and JoJo's Bizarre Adventures.
  • Surreal Humor: The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo loops are, unsurprisingly, this. One particularly notable snippet involved Kratos defeating Bo-bobo and crew with his abs.
  • True Companions: The One Piece loopers. They had ten Loopers before they even had ten Loops, and while the Awakening rate slowed considerably after that, they all value their unAwake friends to a high degree.
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     Skullgirls Loops 
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Peacock and Marie. Although they idea of romance is somewhat twisted.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Peacock. And to a lesser degree Marie.
  • Comic Role Play: Peacock pretending to be Umbrella's new father, while Marie was the Mother.
  • I Am a Monster: Carol entire persona before Big Band, Dick Grayson (as Batman), and a young Raven helped her.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Although she is now better, Carol still yearns for this.
  • Only Sane Man: Big Band. And to a lesser degree Parasoul.
  • Painting the Fourth Wall: Skullgirl Loopers tend to loop as characters based on their Palette swaps (Filla for example has looped in as Magneto and Fiona the Human)
  • Running Gag: Peacock crashing vehicles into different stores, much to Parasoul's chagrin.

     Sly Cooper Loops 
  • Beyond the Impossible: Carmen Sandiego once stole the Cooper Gang's jobs, and forced them to join the police to get them back. Then again, considering what heists Carmen has pulled in her baseline, it may or may not count as an example.
  • Black and Gray Morality: The Anchor and primary Loopers of this universe are a gang of thieves (albeit moral ones) and their leader's love-interest. Make of that what you will.
  • Break the Haughty: Penelope. A deliberate set-up by Themis (Greek goddess of Justice, and the Sly Loops' admin), forcing her to (re-)live through the consequences of her Face–Heel Turn over and over again, essentially invoking Setsuna Syndrome, until regret drives her back onto the side of the Cooper Gang.
    • Themis seems to be fond of this as she does it again to Neyla, only this time is was repeatedly reliving her time as Clock-La.
  • Brick Joke: Carmelita threatens to put Sly in the belly dancer costume, the next time they have a Rule 63 Loop. Guess what happens several Loops later?
    "Sylvia" Cooper: "Hey, don't get angry just because I wear this better than you."
  • Canon Discontinuity: The Fiendish Shadows Arc. Sly and Carmelita Awake to find themselves in a Variant Loop where he was sent to a different orphanage than in the Baseline. Thus, Sly never met Bentley and Murray as a child, and the latter two were eventually adopted by Raleigh and Mz Ruby respectively. Officially rendered non-canon and removed from the Compilations due to creative differences resulting in the Loop's writer leaving the thread, as well as a generally convoluted plot, alongside low quality.
  • Demonic Possession: When Clockwerk's Hate Chip is destroyed, his spirit goes after the nearest font of negative emotion. If there isn't enough nearby, he dies for real.
  • The Dreaded: Clue Bottles. The gang has such an aversion to the damned things that they groan at the mere mention of them. It doesn't help that they have to collect them all every Loop.
  • Happily Married: Sly and Carmelita after one trip to ancient Egypt. This causes a few eyebrows to be raised.
  • Gravity Master: Sly and Carmelita, courtesy of a Gravity Rush Loop early on. It quickly becomes a Running Gag that Bentley has to turn off the chase-cam when they do this, or risk vertigo.
  • Ki Manipulation: Sly picks up Haki after a trip to One Piece.
  • The Lancer: Carmelita.
  • Self-Destruct Button: The Cooper Gang develops one that works on Clockwerk's Hate Chip.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The gang goes out of their way to try and prevent Bentley from being paralyzed. Most of the time, they even succeed.
  • Something Only They Would Say: When Murray Awakens for the first time, he inflicts this on himself by exclaiming how Bentley can walk again. Sly then asks Murray questions an Unawake Murray wouldn't know.
  • Story Arc: Gang in Time, a loop where Sly was inspired by Henrietta One-Eye Cooper and made canes for the Cooper Gang, ultimately resulting in Penelope not betraying the gang. When the Le Paradox incident does occur however, it's worse than usual, resulting in the entire Gang splitting into two groups for an adventure through time.

    Spyro the Dragon Loops 
  • The Alcoholic: Ihy, the admin of both Spyro loops, is this. Played for Laughs of course. Though, as a result, some rather odd loop variations tend to pop up frequently.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: How Legends Spyro views Classic Spyro, despite the fact that, because his universe was created first, Classic Spyro is technically older than Legends Spyro.
    • Zigzagged. The Legend of Spyro and Spyro the Dragon Loops both activated at the same time. And the Legend's Loop lasts four years on average while the Classic Loop lasts three years on average, thus Legend's is older in actual age.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: During the night when the Spyros finally reconcile over the massive near death match they got into, Legend is telling Classic about how crummy his loops usually are because War Is Hell. Though Classic understands, he does bring up the valid point over why he isn't taking the chance to have a little fun in the current peaceful variant they're in. Legend pauses for a few second to think about it, but eventually brushes it off as him having a hard time adjusting to finding out he has a counterpart that is basically his complete opposite in every way. He slowly does begin to lighten up a bit after this though.
  • Bad Dreams: Rather important during Legend and Classic's First fused Loop together, they have to keep Legend's dreams awave from their Dream Weaver mother. Otherwise, she'd know enough to question their injuries further, potentially revealing their duel to the death. Half Fever dreams/ half memories are also the first idea of why Malefor is so messed up during the Loop.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Though it started off as simply a bad dream that Classic joined Legend in to fend off Dark Spyro, it eventually headed this way as Legend's fight with Dark Spyro slowly begins to take it's toll on his real world body, the mental strain causing him to start coughing up blood. Thankfully, Legend and Dark eventually come to an understanding before anything too serious happened to him.
  • Broad Strokes: A few things after the post Insomniac trilogy for the Classic Spyro verse are treated as such. For example, the general OOCness from everyone during the events of Spyro: A Hero's Tail is Handwaved as the side effect of the dark gems.
  • Celibate Hero: Classic Spyro. He treats love like a sickness, and is absolutely horrified when he finds out his Legends counterpart is in a relationship with Cynder.
  • Control Freak: Legends Spyro had this problem at first, partly because of what his baseline's like. He didn't like usual looper shenanigans, and his main goal was (and still is) trying to stop the war earlier than normal, and keeping unawake baseline Cynder from becoming the 'Terror of the Skies'. The main reason he and his Classic counterpart butted heads so much at first was because of this mentality. Thankfully, he's more or less developed out of this mentality now.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After managing to win a day spent at the arcade, Ember decides to get back at Classic Spyro for leaving her in the dark about the loops for several early loops straight by forcing him to carry the giant pink panda she won all the way home. Turns out that was only half of it though, because as a result a lot of the people they pass by end up mistaking Spyro for Ember's boyfriend, much to his dismay.
    "But I'm not her boyfriend! Ember, tell her!"
    Instead, the pink dragoness shrugged, put on a reserved smile, and kept silent. Ah, revenge was most certainly a dish best served cold.
  • Deconstruction: The arc where Classic and Legends first meet each other touches upon this slightly, especially when Legends goes dark. Legends does not gloss over the fact that just how much pressure people putting all their faith into The Chosen One can mess with said ones mental state, especially when they're barely into their early teens at the time. It also goes into what it means to be The Hero, and whether or not they truly exist when Dark Spyro begins to verbally deconstruct Classic's adventures in the Dragon Realms as merely coincidences where he didn't have a choice on whether he had to help everyone or not.
  • Elemental Barrier: In order to navigate around the magma battle field Dark Spyro caused, Classic uses a combination of his water element and magic to create a water barrier to cool the lava beneath him when he teleports, his magic keeping said water shield from boiling him alive. It quickly comes back to bite him in the tail though when Dark Legends discovers his combo elements can get passed the magical layer around the shield, and thus uses his steam (Fire+Ice) element in an attempt to boil Classic alive.
  • Epic Fail: Legends Sparx' attempt at 'training' dragons when he and Legends Spyro looped into the How to Train Your Dragon verse. We don't see what happened, but apparently he was so bad that the end result was every single dragon on Berk attacking the village at once.
  • Evil VS Evil: Classic Spyro spent a few loops trying, and eventually succeeding, to get Gnasty Gnorc and Ripto to fight each other.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Any and all attempts to disrupt the interview at the start of the Classic loop that leads to Gnasty turning the dragons to stone. Even when the characters out right try praising him, he still turns the dragons to stone.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Nearly all the Legends characters are this, due to their loop being set in the medieval times. In his first fused loop with the Classic verse, Legends Spyro ended up blowing up a sprinkler because it surprised him.
  • God Guise: Legends Sparx manages to pull this off to the Atlawas village during a loop. It involved several hundred loops, cleaver and witty word play, making sure he did it when Spyro and Cynder couldn't stop him, and a whole mess of whole mess of wires for him to pull off.
  • Heroic BSoD: Cynder goes through one during the earlier loops, due to having to relive her time as 'Terror of the Skies' six times. She's slowly getting better.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: "Ripto found the spork!"
  • My Greatest Failure: After the loop where he replaced Ignitus, Legends Spyro feels this way after he failed to stop the temple raid, taking it even harder than the guardians due to the fact that even with the skills he built up over the loops he couldn't stop the apes from slipping through.
    • Classic gained one as well: Nearly drowning/boiling Legends alive! ...Actually both Spyros seem to treat their fight as this.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Played for Drama when Classic Spyro attempts to drown Dark Legends Spyro when the latter attempted to boil him alive. The only thought that ran through Classic's mind when it happened was to survive no matter what, and when he came to he was utterly horrified by what he attempted to do. Most disturbingly, Dark Legends is actually thrilled by Classics attempt to kill him, taking it as sign that Classic may be a "true dragon" after all.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nice job disguising yourself and busting out of an egg in front of Legends after a loop where he failed to stop the temple raid, Classic. That really did wonders on his disposition.
  • Noodle Implements: Used to the point where it's practically a Running Gag.
  • Not So Different: Frequently, given the fact that there are two realms. Despite how much they butt heads, both Spyros tend to show that despite their differences they the same in many ways, and frequently share common interests. For example, they both think Humongous Mecha's are cool, even though Legend won't admit it in front of Cynder and his Sparx.
    • Despite how Legend Sparx' comments tend to annoy him, Classic Sparx tends to be just as snarky, if not even more so, as his counterpart.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Dark Legends Spyro starts to viciously deconstruct Classic Spyro's adventures by pointing out they only happened because he happened to be in the right place at the right time, and not by willful choice, Classic Spyro starts to break down as each of his adventures are shot down; His fight against Gnasty Gnorc only happened because he was the only one lucky enough to not get hit by the spell that imprisoned the other dragons. His journey to Avalar only happened because his trip to Dragon Shores was interrupted by the Professor using a portal to bring a dragon there, along with the fact the only way he could even return home was to collect the orbs and talismans. Legends also points out that the Professor wasn't specifically seeking out Classis Spyro, he just needed a dragon, any dragon, to save them. His battle against Red seemed ironclad at first since he was told about the invasion beforehand, until Legends points out that since the Dark Crystals were altering the minds of everyone around them, there was the not-too-unlikely chance that even Classic Spyro himself was being subtly manipulated by the Dark Crystals into fighting against Red without any concrete proof that it was entirely his own decision. By this point, Spyro begins to panic because he realizes that even his battle against the Sorceress and the Sorcerer were under similar conditions; Aside from Hunter, he was the only other one able to fit down the holes leading to the Forgotten Realms to save the dragon eggs, and he was the only one with the magical potential to challenge the Sorcerer. By this point, he's so desperate to try and find something, anything to refute Legend's claims that he's nearly reduced to tears.
  • One Steve Limit: Invoked when the two Spyros and Sparx' finally met each other. In order to avoid confusion, the adopt the code names of their universes. 'Classic' for the classic Spyro verses and 'Legends' of the Legend of Spyro verse.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: How the Spyros viewed each other at first. After some mishaps, a rather out of hand battle, and some unintentional murder attempts, they eventually started warming up to each other and begin to view each other like brothers... though they still have their moments.
    • This is Classic Sparx' general view of Legend Sparx.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: A random person ends up yelling this after Classic and Ember drop a ceramic mug out the window to see how far it would bounce off the ground with a reflect spell up.
    "MY LEG!"
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Classic Spyro and Legends Spyro. Classic is the mischievous, carefree red oni whose motto is "make it up and try new things as you go along", while Legends is the serious, respectful blue oni who prefers keeping to what his guardians taught him when in battle.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Somewhat surprisingly given his other defining trait, Ihy. He would like to help Legend's improve his baseline, but doing so would go against his job, because then the Admins would have to do it for everybody who doesn't have a perfect baseline, and that would take way too much power. ...Unless there was a way to prevent a precedent...
    • As it turns out Ihy's already in hot water with the other Admins for preemptively doing the Legend's Loopers a favor. Specifically: He altered the Legend of Spyro Baseline so that Cynder's transformation happens after the Loop begins, so that she would have a chance at being rescued or rescuing herself.
  • Road Block: Cynder and Ember come upon one when attempting to reach the park where the battle between the two Spyros is going on. Cynder attempts to bypass it by flying high enough into the air... only to encounter a group of dragons holding road blocks in the air. The absurdity is not lost on her.
    Cynder: Oh come on!!
  • Running Gag: The use of Noodle Implements when explaining how something was pulled off or a previous loop.
    • Loopers finding Malefor's title of 'The Dark Master' incredibly generic.
    • The Legend dragons wondering why Classic dragons eat bread.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Legend Spyro, Cynder, and Legend Sparx say something to this effect during a loop were twenty something 'ancient evil's pop up in Malefor's lair. Thankfully, the problem ends up taking care of itself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Usually nine times out of ten in the loop variants he actually appears in, Malefor tends to spend a greater part of them sealed away in something. Besides Legend verse baseline where he's trapped in convexity, the first fused loop between the Classic and Legend verse where a rogue admin hacked him back into the loop after Ihy wrote him out, he was sealed away for a greater part of it until Ripto discovered what he was sealed in and broke it. It was a spork, by the way.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Classic Spyro went through several runs of his loop using only one element each, from fire, to ice, to even bubbles.
  • Something Completely Different: Over all, the Spyro loops are structured rather differently in comparison to the rest of the loops, being a lot more story and character focused, with gag and more humor oriented loops often ending up as 'filler chapters'. There are also 'mega-arcs' that take up entire chapters by themselves instead of being snippet based like other arcs. On top of all that, the head author himself has stated he wants to give something resembling an 'end' to this branch of the loops once he feels like the quality starts to decline, even if he can't fully end it due to it likely messing with the loops as a whole.
  • Speed Run: Legends Spyro did this in one of his earlier loops in an attempt to free a non-awake Cynder from her 'Terror of the Skies' form earlier than usual.
  • Shout-Out: When Classic is trying to think of ways to help Legend's relax after a nightmare, (if only so their Dream Walker mother doesn't find out about their fight the previous day) Classic tries to teach his brother about video games. After spending a few seconds trying to find one that wouldn't accidently give Legend more nightmare fuel, he eventually decides on playing Dyson Super Star.
    • Legend uses a pulls a golem to him with a yell of, "Get over here!"
    • Then with his claws sparking with electricity, he tells Hunter that This is our normal."
    • The medical spell book that Classic reads through to find a spell to heal his and Legend's wounds is mention being named Drake's Anatomy
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Both Legends Spyro and Cynder have this, thanks to their baseline. So far, only Legends has popped up thanks to Classic Spyro unintentionally reminding Legends how he failed to stop the temple raid when he looped in as Ignitus during their battle.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Classic is really good at using his powers in unconventional ways, as well as coming up with unconventional ways for others to use their powers. To put it in his own words...
    Classic: One of the elements I possess is bubble. It sounds fairly useless, and I use to think that way too. However, while most people would just view them as useless bubbles, I view them as flaming bubble bombs!
  • Take Our Word for It: When Ember is explaining how she learned donuts distract cops, she mentions a loop that involved "several cops setting up a strict five PM curfew, some shenanigans involving a giant nutty bar, and a lot soap". Seeing Cynders (understandably) dumbfounded expression, Ember says something to this effect.
  • They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason: Cynder's baseline is treated this way by the Legend's Loopers when they have their first fused Loop with the Classic Characters. Even after Legends and Cynder explain this part of the past to Classic and Ember, conversations about it are still very awkward affairs.
    • What happened near the end of the first day of the First Fused Loop between Classic and Legends.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-Universe example. Legend Spyro finds dragons from the Classic verse's double joints (which allows them to stand on two legs, use their forelegs like arms, and shift one of their claws to work like an opposable thumb) as such. When he finds out the time loop allow him do this too in loops where Classic's world is involved in some way, he instantly resolves to never use them because of this trope. (Or at least try to avoid using them when he can.)

     Star Wars Loops 
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Sith Lord title tends to get tossed around without a care in the world by Variant Loops, with Sith versions of Padme, Shmi, Clovis and Jar Jar being encountered several times, and evil versions of other characters, like Kit Fisto, Mace Windu and even Spongebob also mentioned in passing. Anakin even comments that he has an above average amount of said loops
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Bariss variant looping, upon gaining some memories from Anakin and finding out about the loops, expresses shock at Palpatine being the Sith Lord, that Anakin became his apprentice, that she goes crazy and bombs the temple, and that Anakin is married to and will have kids with Senator Amidala. Anakin expresses concern that the last is what shocks her the most.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Book of the Variant Sith, possibly.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: During the EleVader arc, Deadpool shows up, comments on the fact that the EleVader arc is a repeat of the MLP elevator episode, how the canon is being reset again and it's happening in the Marvel world too, and the many oddities of the floors.
  • Break the Haughty: Grand Moff Tarkin is thoroughly broken after the EleVader.
  • Breath Weapon: Sith Jar Jar, for reasons yet unknown, breathes fire.
  • Brick Joke: The possibility of Palpatine being a looper. It was briefly brought up a few times in two separate loops, before the Nut Admin snip revealed this is actually all but going to happen.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Luke decided early on in the loops he would work to avoid this, in the same vein he would work to prevent things like his wife's death and Jacen's fall to the dark side.
    • During the EleVader arc, Leia and Vader are forced to watch Luke and Leia get married. It's not fun.
  • Call-Back: During the Innortal Loops, it was once commented by Naruto that If you ever have a metal cube call the All Spark, never drop it on something called the Death Star. It was later shown why this is the case here, several years later. Long story short it wound up creating an Autobot Death Star and a Decepticon Death Star and they fought..... It did not end well.
    • Call backs, generally playing as a sort of Chekhov's Armoury, are used in the Star Wars loops as a sort of canon. Several items and people reoccur or re mentioned again somewhat regularly, including Anakin's Evangelion, a Claw Machine Padme Doll and a Lightsaber Chainsaw. This also ties into elements from other loops the main author has written for other parts of the loop canon.
  • Canada, Eh?: Apparently Obi-Wan is fond of Canada and prefers it to the United States.
  • Cloning Gambit: Anakin once managed to arrange things so that the clone army didn't use Jango Fett as a template. They used Pinkie Pie instead. Much to Obi-Wan's horror. Other clone armies have appeared, including ones made up of Squirrels and Rei Ayanami Clones.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: Despite sharing very little physical similarities with it, Yuuno is mistaken for Kyubey by a pair of Stormtroopers, much to Anakin's dread.
    "I suppose Nanoha and Fate are looking for you. Best to return you before they come and destroy one of my fleets again."
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: As Darth Vader, Anakin has blown up Coruscant....to contain the Zombie Apocalypse that was occurring there. Apparently not doing this in a zombie apocalypse causes a GALAXY wide zombie plague. Other than this, Anakin generally works to avert this with Alderaan.
    • The Force Spiral Bomb can pull this off as well.
  • Discontinuity Nod: While technically all possible stories are canon to the loops in some form, a snip did suggest the events of Star Wars: Clone Wars are not 'baseline' (Read canon in real time). Similarly, Word of God and some earlier non Star Wars loops by the same author suggest that The Force Unleashed are similarly not baseline.
  • The Dreaded:
    • The idea of a looping Sidious or Thrawn is this to the Star Wars loopers. In addition, they all seem to fear Haruhi for some reason.
    • Unawake Dark Vader is still this to non-loopers, though loopers aren't too threaten by him unless he's Awake and sufficiently pissed off for some reason.
    • Andrew Wells appears to be this for Anakin.
    • Nobody Dies Rei appears to be this for Obi-Wan.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Luke once experienced a literal 'Star Wars' loop, where he was actually a star.
    • Sentient Captions.
    • Several floors of the Elevator Saga were this way, including the Waste of Money Floor and the It Smells Like a Wet Wookie floor.
  • Evil Is Cool: In Universe at least, the Inklings see Count Dooku that way, not that they realize he is evil.
  • Fan Boy: Anakin has shown himself to be a fan of giant robots, such as Gundams, collecting both model and real ones, and has been shown to also collect star fighters. This hobby is also shared by Luke and Wedge Antilles.
  • Gender Bender: Anakin experiences a particularly unfun situation where he and "Annie" Skywalker meet.
    • Eventually revisited during the EleVader arc. Annie shows up with a Light-chainsaw.
  • Genre Roulette: Loops in the Star Wars verse tend to have experimental loop types in them that differ from normal loops. Such loops include loops done in the style of a Toonami broadcast, loops done in the form of a Q&A and a loop written completely upside down.
  • Genre Throwback: The Star Wars loops, mostly due to being mostly written by one person (so far) who has admitted to having come into the loops from the original material and not being a Brony, are written in the more scene based style seen in the Innortal loops as oppose to the Narrative ones in the MLP and post MLP loops. However, it retains the continuity with the post Innortal quo and is not as prone to sexualization.
    • This fact has been solidified by the unveiling of the fact that Anakin and Luke were among the first Anchors to go online after the Original 7, thus meaning that his story is more closer related to them than it is many of the others.
  • Great Off Screen War: The Death Note War. Anakin was apparently involved...
  • Happily Married: While it is closer to Innortal Canon than most loops in tone, it is heavily suggested that the loopers stay in their canon relationships, meaning that Han and Leia, Luke and Mara, and later Anakin and Padme are happily married looping couples.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During the EleVader arc, Palpatine tries to use his Force Lightning on Anakin, Leia, and Tarkin when their elevator arrives inside his bathroom, where he is taking a bath, but forgot that he was still in a pool of water at the time.
  • Just for Pun: The names of variant loop Sith Lords are all based on some level of reference of the character or their profession in question: Grendel being a reference to the monster's mother from Beowulf, Darth Orwellis being a reference to 1984's author and Darth Fury being a reference to Samuel L. Jackson playing the role of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • Jean Kirstein realizes that any elevator that include Anakin is automatically an EleVader. Hence the references within this page.
    • Several elements of this appeared during the Star Wars Elevator saga, including Pizza Hutt and Hutt Topic.
  • Large Ham: When stuck in the Vader suit, Anakin tends to ham it up. Also Kamina-Bariss, but then again, she was a Expy of Kamina.
    • C-ZERO OF THE REBELLION!
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Anakin is able to tell that the 2003 Clone Wars series is different from the 2008 one, from animation to voice acting. Other times characters mention being able to see the scrawling text.
    • The EleVader arc used this for comedy.
  • Love Obstructing Sith Lord: Anakin spends most of his time trying to get Han to stay away from Leia.
  • Mind Screw: The Elevator saga created several trippy floors.
    • Interface Screw: Some of the floors of said saga were written in code and, in one case, upside down (at least during the beta process)
  • Momma's Boy: Anakin to Shmi. As Gendo found out the hard way when Anakin found out what's inside a Eva....
    • Inverted Trope when Gendo Ikari has a run in with Leia during the Ele Vader arc: apparently he sealed Leia inside an Eva and forced her daughter, Jaina, to pilot it.
  • Musical Episode: Anakin really, really, really doesn't like them.
  • Mythology Gag: The EleVader arc tosses a few around: floor 444 is 4.44 and has Gendo working on a giant Evangelion.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Darth Orwellis (Sith Padme), Darth Grendel (Sith Shmi), Darth Charybdis (Sith Jar Jar), Darth Lentic (Sith Kit Fitso), Darth Fury (Sith Mace Windu), Darth Ponzi (Sith Rush Clovis) and Darth Velociutus (Sith Jurassic Park Velociraptor)
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Barriss Offee ends up creating a Looping Sith Velociraptor after Looping into a version of Jurassic Park wherein all the dinosaurs are Force sensitive.
    • Obi-Wan's attempt at setting up a 'Jedi Theocracy' loop was also this.
    • Leia caused the Star Wars Elevator Saga.
  • Noodle Incident: Like all loops, they are frequently brought up, though these points are often fleshed out in later loops rather often compared to other loops, even those all the way from Innortal's era. However, these can lead to new noodle incidents in their place.
    "It's a long story, but involved a High School/Harem Fused Loop, three tons of pasta, and a bet gone horribly wrong"
  • Noodle Implements: Mentioned during a loop where Anakin mentored Bariss, where somehow she ended up becoming a female version of Kamina.
    "All I did was de-train her from general Jedi stuffiness. Made her a bit less formal, gave her a sense of humor, introduced her to sugary soft drinks...and somehow that turned her into the daughter of either Kamina and Yoko, or Kamina and Haruhi"
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Anakin did not take well to Awakening into a loop alongside Darth Vader. Not as, but next to.
    • And he hates his buxom female alternate, quite mutually..
  • Oh, Crap!: Expressed quite often by Obi-Wan Kenobi, generally due to Anakin.
    "Oh dear."
    • The non-looper Kit Fitso had one of his own during a fused loop when Anakin Skywalker was debating joining a Grey Jedi Order, and suggested to the council that the food at the temple might make or break his choice.
    ""Damn, its meatloaf night"
    • Leia and Anakin had this reaction when they realized they were going to have to suffer an Elevator Saga.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Sayaka Miki is referred to as being a sort of "Loop Ghost".
  • Original Character: R1-BC, Deathtronus, Staronius, Sith Raptor/Velocitus. Notably at the present time, only Velocitus is looping due to technically being a pre existing character.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Anakin during his first loop to the Original Trilogy, attempts to convince Tarkin not to blow up Alderaan due to the amount of money the planet gives the empire in taxation. It doesn't work, and Anakin then attempts to try and get him to spare it for its wine. Luckily Luke had already disabled the Death Star's laser, so Anakin's failures did not cause the planet to be destroyed again.
  • Power Perversion Potential: It is off handily commented at one point that Luke and Mara use the force in ways that Mace Windu never intended.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Anakin has been shown in some loops to play the villain in order to give loopers a level of entertainment they would not get from regular villains. This change in routine also helps loopers avoid insanity by giving them a change of pace.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The Grey Jedi Order, a concept seen originally in the Innortal shorts and mostly forgotten since the reimagining of the Infinite Loops, was brought back.
    • Inverse, C-3PO works to do this with himself as a bartender, as his importance as a translator is becoming less needed in baseline.
  • Ret Gone: Like Ash's father's name and face, the name of Yoda's species is lost to the loopers. As was Mara Jade's past, similarly unexplored in pre Disney canon.
  • Rule of Funny: Things seem to go horribly in the just the right way to make things worse for Anakin a lot of the time. If not him, Obi-Wan tends to take this role.
  • Running Gag: Darth Vader cannot simply visit a planet. So he always makes as grandiose as possible an entrance when in Fused loops where the other loopers are on separate planets.
    • Anakin's dislike for Han Solo being his Son in Law, prior to their Billy forged friendship.
    • Whenever Anakin teaches a padawan who isn't Ahsoka or one of his blood relatives, they will inadvertently have a strange twist in behavior for reasons Anakin cannot figure out.
    • The non-looping Kit Fitso saying humorous lines about real life food.
    • Anakin also seems to have a bad habit of being shot at with laser vision.
    X character responded with laser vision
    • Loops mentioning Anakin being a Galactic Senator, and Obi-Wan reacting in horror.
    • Punching Mace Windu in the face.
    • Either unqualified or outright evil and or insane characters being elected Supreme Chancellor.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Anakin's reaction to any Sith Version of Padme or Shmi is to go as far away as possible from them, leaving them to the other loopers to deal with.
    • He had similar reactions during loops where he had to deal with Jedi Master Yodude (Mace Windu with Yoda's head) and during a loop where he was a Rancor and the plot of the Prequel Trilogy was turned into a story about basketball instead of galactic conquest.
    • He retired the minute he woke up moments before the Battle of Marineford.
  • Ship Tease: During a loop where Anakin mentored an unawake Bariss and Ahsoka, the two ended up in a relationship. The head writer of the Star Wars loops admits to shipping them, though this isn't normally the case in loop (due to a preference by the loops to avoid non-canon relationships), suggesting such a snip was simply an act of Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Anakin Skywalker originally and still does make up the majority of Star Wars loops, mostly due to being the main writer's most familiar character. Over time, however, it's balanced out with loops focusing on Luke, Leia, Ahsoka, Bariss, Obi-Wan and others written by both said main writer and other writers are created.
  • Stripperiffic: Kamina-Bariss, a variant of Bariss who acts like Kamina, also dresses like him, but with a Yoko like bra.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Sith Jar Jar, who becomes a fire breathing, light saber Chakram wielding, omni-evil voiced freak of nature that was able to kill Anakin, despite him being an experienced looper.
  • Take That!: Leia gave The Prayer Warriors Jerry of Christ a dressing down in one loop.
    • All the Star Wars loopers despise the Holiday Special.
    • Anakin force shoving Christopher Columbus into shark infested waters, and is implied to also have done something similar to Andrew Johnson.
    • Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way appears during the elevator saga, leading to Tarkin going berserk and trying to shoot her (with Leia of all people agreeing with him).
    • During a loop, Anakin notes among a gathering of Dark Lords/Chancellor candidates a number of politicians who opposed Padme as American President. Giving the author's comments on Padme as president, these are most likely meant to be Republicans.
    • The Jedi Code and Council are frequently mocked in some way, shape, or form. This ranges from 'reason you stuck speeches', to tieing them up and trapping them in 'It's a Small World'.
    • At several points, the compiler makes snarky commentary suggesting a dislike for the MLP loops, owing to an incident involving one troper adding many pony related examples to the Loops' trope pages in late 2014.
  • Unexpected Character: Or more specifically Power: Yoda was shown in possession of a Stand known as Asteroid Blues, unexpected due to the author's quite famous dislike of the looping JoJos.
    • Triclops cameos in the EleVader arc.
    • Who'd ever expect Count Dooku to loop?
  • The Unintelligible: Due to Aku, the Jedi Council spent an entire loop speaking this way. Anakin and Obi-Wan (Who was one of the Jedi affected) were not amused.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The EleVader arc has a few floors dedicated to otherwise mundane situations, such as a sauna, or one where Shinji and Kaoru playing table tennis.
  • Walking the Earth: Bariss Offee, as per being a Traveling Looper.
  • Wham Episode: The Star Wars loops holiday special (not that one) towards the end revealed Sayaka Miki briefly appearing, despite having been reported to have been lost to her world's destruction.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: One loop the Jedi Council decided to use their brain waves to create droids to aid them, what followed were multiple Jedi Ultron
"Oh my stars! Ultron Jedi are everywhere! Run R2, run why you still can! Run!"
  • Worf Had the Flu: during Anakin's first confrontation with Waltz, anger for the fresh murder of Ahsoka clouded his battle strategies. As the author put it, Anger and good decisions don't correlate with Anakin.
  • You Didn't Ask: The exact reason why Yoda never admitted to being a looper, despite being present since literally the first chapter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue and Pink Hair: Anakin actually notes the oddity of Sakura and Hinata's hair colors his first loop into the Naruto verse.
    • This is also noted with Sayaka Miki
  • Zombie Apocalypse:
    • Apparently a few variant loops involving this have occurred during loops when Anakin is stuck in the Vader suit. Thankfully, Darth Vader is zombie proof
      Darth Vader: You'd be surprised how having all your limbs cut off and being trapped in a metallic body suit can make you such a "perfect" Zombie hunter.
    • Zombies also don't affect droids, at least in this universe, rendering 3PO surprisingly safe from them.

    The First Crash 
  • Afterlife Express: The Hogwarts Express is the place where the Eva Loopers wake up after they Crash their home Loop.
  • Bi the Way: All four of the Eva Loopers, at least before their first Fused Loop.
  • Chainsaw Good: Kaoru shows up with a chainsaw for shits and giggles.
  • Chekhov's Gun: A long-running one that was more Cryptic Background Reference in the Innortal Loops than actual plot point is finally fired: ''what did the Eva Loopers do to cause the first big Crash?''
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Mass-Produced EVAs verses non-looping Asuka? Asuka gets slaughtered. Mass-Produced EVAs against a Looping Asuka, Rei, Shinji, and Kaoru? Bye bye, MP EVAs.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Shinji, Kaoru, Rei, and Asuka had crossed this ages ago, and recount the tale to Looping Gendo to explain why it's a good idea not to cross it.
  • Driven to Suicide: The story is basically the account of what the Eva Loopers tried to make their ultimate suicide attempt. Naturally, it failed.
    • A suicide attempt of Gendo's is mentioned as well. It went nowhere.
  • Drowning His Sorrows: Gendo used to be The Alcoholic before Yui broke him of the habit. Now, with his life basically meaningless, he's reverted to this.
  • Framing Device: Shinji is explaining to Gendo what could happen if he completely loses hope by relating the time he and the other Eva Loopers lost hope.
  • Fusion Dance: The Loopers combined Units Zero, One, and Two to form a godlike Evangelion, and then used the Lance of Longinus to try and delete themselves from existence.
  • Irony: It is not lost on Shinji that, once again, he's dooming the planet.
  • Maybe Ever After: Gendo questions whether or not the four-way romance shown in the flashback has continued into the present. Shinji doesn't answer the question.
  • Mythology Gag: As it turns out, Shinji is a fan of Star Wars.
  • Not So Different: Shinji's story actually had two goals. The first was to explain to Gendo why letting his grief overwhelm him was a bad idea, but the second is the one related to this trope: If the other loopers don't let up on Gendo, than they'll be sending him down the exact same road they took.
  • Polyamory: All four of the Eva Loopers were simultaneously involved romantically, before their first Fused Loop.
  • Something Completely Different: The story departs from the typical format of the Loops significantly: instead of being a mostly "up to date" story, it's a recount of how Shinji, Kaoru, Asuka, and Rei caused the first Crash. Additionally, references to other works are nearly nonexistent; the entire story takes place largely within a single Loop, and it's much more depressing than more common snippets. It's akin to the original Innortal loops, albeit with the sexual situations and severe pranks significantly toned down.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gendo. Largely despised by the multiverse at large and actively hunted by Asuka and Kaoru, he is fairly close to falling past the Despair Event Horizon when the fanfic starts. Shinji is able to talk him away from it, and promises to help make things better.
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     Transformers Loops 
  • Combining Mecha: Prowl, who in IDW's continuity was forcibly turned into part of Devestator, can still combine with the Looping Constructicons.
  • Cool Sword: Vector Prime's sword Rhisling, which he at one point loans to Twilight Sparkle as an experiment (the sword's properties change depending on who wields it).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Averted. The Decepticons haven't done this, and they're still Looping.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: A great many characters from throughout the franchise are looping.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: There are some horrible things that happen because Miko's been allowed to gain the loops most destructive abilities. Poor Ratchet can never power off anymore.....

    Warhammer 40, 000 Loops 
  • Ass Shove: One unlucky Mekboy ends up on the receiving end of a rokkit of his own design and went sky high. Orks being Orks, their only complaint was that the resulting explosion wasn't in front of them.
  • Black Comedy: Frequent, as is standard. The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer is a good source for this.
  • Blatant Lies: Fenrir's first recorded contact with his Loopers is to tell them he certainly didn't crash their Loop by accident after doubling over with laughter when they attempted to bribe the orks with stuffed animals, and it worked.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: The looping Chaos Gods, while less dangerous to be around are still this.
  • Bored with Insanity: The looping Chaos Gods aren't a threat because they're bored with Chaos's original emotion-warped insanity.
  • Call-Forward: An early chapter has Fenris thinking about Hepheastus, who's having trouble with one of his branches, before making the heinous mistake of asking how much trouble that'll be.
  • Crapsack World: Usually. It's that sort of place.
    • The first time the ponies came through, they managed to fix most of the Imperium's problems, though not without effort. And they did manage to give the universe a stable Anchor, in the form of Leman Russ.
    • Usually, the Loopers try to make the Dark Millennium less dark. Once the Chaos Gods started Looping, things tended to become... stranger.
  • Expospeak Gag: On occasion, with the IIUP, like one about what is in fact Pinkie Pie, in Eldar form.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Ciaphas Cain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!) is unable to stop being this. Even when he's a brightly-coloured pony.
  • Forever War: This is still Warhammer.
  • From Bad to Worse: A normal baseline run is... pretty horrific all round. A Chaos God Emperor Loop is much, much worse.
  • A God Am I: The God Emperor of Mankind, when he first started looping, which resulted in loop crashes whenever he tried to act on it. It took a loop through the Brighthammer variant before the Emperor managed to get past this.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: During the Krisis, when the Imperium unite the various factions to fight the Tyranids.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The jerks of Soggoth-chan wanted the Chaos Gods Looping, and they got it. It didn't have quite the effect they were hoping for.
  • Happily Adopted: Leman Russ considers Fluttershy of the ponies his mother, on account of her finding and raising him in his first Loop.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Bjorn always seems to end up in a dreadnought, no matter what he does.
  • Interface Screw: The Emperor's messing with the coding of Yggdrasil also causes the text to start getting weird.
  • Not So Stoic: The Emperor of Man, despite all that he had seen and experienced in his life, still couldn't make it through a whole sentence during a visit to Equestria without laughing.
  • Oh, Crap!: Vulkan's completely understandable reaction to learning Khorne, and by extension the other Chaos Gods, are Looping.
    • During the Krisis, when The Tyranid Hive Mind nearly starts looping
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: A lot of the earlier-written snips focus primarily on or around ponies, and the Looping cast's interaction with them, rather than on their own feet. Averting this trope is the very reason that Warhammer 40K got their own set of Loops.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Fenrir's reaction to learning the Chaos Gods are Looping, especially since he's going to have to explain it.
  • Wrong Context Science: Leman spent several Loops experimenting with different means of interstellar propulsion. Some went more horribly wrong than others.

     Yu-Gi-Oh Loops 
  • Adaptational Villainy: Due to the difference in value between 3 million Yen and 3 million dollars, Serenity's doctors were given a certain......vile nature so bad even Kaiba was angry at them for it. Yeah, Kaiba promptly agreed to help Wheeler sue them. Let's repeat: Kaiba. Helped. Joey. Willingly.
  • Alternate Self: When a duelist replaces Yuma's role as Number Hunter, they gain their own version of Utopia. For example, Yugi has Silent Guardian and Tori has Guardian Angel Paradise.
    • And of course, Yuya's counterparts. All of them are loopers, bar Yuri. For now....
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Jack Atlas sought a Duel Spirit companion after several boring loops, and wanted something scary and fearsome. He instead got Wynn the Wind Charmer.
  • Can't Catch Up: According to Jack Atlas, he can never defeat any version of Yusei in the loops without the loop crashing.
  • The Chosen Many:
    • Requires specific focus here separate from regular time loops. For some reason or another, the Yu-Gi-Oh universes contain at least four separate loops and four anchors: Yugi Motou (and Atem), Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo and Yuma Tsukimo (and Astral), with a Fifth discovered to the anchored by Yuya.
    • This applies doubly for Original Series and ZeXal loops, as Yugi and Yuma share the role of anchor with Atem and Astral respectively. This has been handwaved away by explaining that Atem is bound to Yugi, or whoever is taking his place in the loop if he is there but Yugi is not, and likewise with Astral to Yuma.
    • Came up in regards to having Yu in one's name during one of the Arc-V loops. Apparently it was briefly canon that having Yu in your name let's you bend reality and create cards out of nothing.
  • The Ditz: Wynn the Wind Charmer. She's an airhead.
  • Facepalm: Yugi and Kaiba do this when Joey whips out a coat and claims it will protect him from Ra's attack because it's fire-retardant (though it's really a cover so he can use his power ring).
  • For the Evulz: The Jinzo spirit. He admits their are better ways to get spirit energy than drain people, but does it for the fun of it.
  • Friendly Enemy: The Barians, despite only two of them looping Shark and Rio/Nash and Marin, are more or less this, in part because of the looping Barians. Vector is an exception.
  • In Spite of a Nail: More so than the other loops, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anchors are hit by this quite a lot, as a lot of the time even if Yugi Motou was to change the main game to, say, chess, Duel Monsters would still be the game of choice in Yusei Fudo's time. See The Chosen Many above.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": ALL of the Anchors freak out when they realize that they're in an Attack on Titan Loop, and that the Colossal Titan is indeed as terrifying as the rumors said.
  • Never Heard That One Before:
    • Yugi makes it clear when Twilight Sparkle comes to visit that they have heard the "children's card games" jokes before.
    • Similarly, most 5Ds duelist make it clear they've heard pretty much everything that can be said about "Card games on motorcycles".
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Apparently one loop ended because Team Unicorn managed to defeat Team Ragnarok.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Atem freaks out when their Admin Thoth sends them a one word warning about what's to come, as he's never done so before no matter the enemy and as the God of Writing, he's normally long-winded. His worries are proven true seconds later.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: The looping duelists are known to do this; Yuma for example defeating Kaze with Rank 1 Galaxy Queen and Baby Tiragon, and another time attempted to win his entire loop with Exodia but got derailed in this goal by Vector.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Not only do Yuya, Yuto, and Yugo have this as in canon, Yuzu briefly got one.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the loops, Baby Tiragon has a Rank 8 upgrade called Emperor Tiragon, powerful enough to pretty much destroy any opponent (Including Kite and Mizar, who is reduced to a quivering wreck after facing it).
  • Throwing Off the Disability: When Apple Bloom looped in as Serenity, she immediately cured herself so that she wouldn't miss a single part of the Loop.
  • Wham Episode: A looping Paradox.
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