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  • Base-Breaking Character: Half (If not all) the cast of the Papa Louie games is victim to this.
    • The shining base breaker is Quinn- is she a grouchy, absurdly picky Amoral Attorney, or a Jerk with a Heart of Gold?
      • Another reason is that she is a closer in every game like Jojo, but unlike him, she has little reason to become a closer and has no effect on gameplay whereas Jojo can give a boost in the gameplay. The closest thing to this reason is her job as stated on her flipdeck, despite several other customers have jobs and some of them are chefs when they're not doing theirs. One closer, Rudy, has even become a chef.
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    • Also, Willow. Chances are, either you like her or you think she's horrendously overrated.
    • The same can be said for Rudy and Scarlett, especially since they won Papa's Next Chefs 2015 together, when it's their first time joining.
    • Mayor Mallow can be seen as a creepy man who's stance and looks give an unappealing impression to someone to the point of being considered the worst or the most unique character the series has.
    • Fat customers are either liked or disliked just because they're fat.
    • Hope and Yui are likeable but they sometimes aren't very liked compared to the ones they won against. Yui even garnered some dislikes for winning against a male in the finals in a close vote.
      • What's more is that neither of them have participated in Papa's Next Chefs, making them closer to slot fillers.
    • New locals that aren't closers introduced in every Papa Louie game, you either think they have a lot of potential as to become interesting characters on their own or lazily-made characters serving as customer slot fillers and only preventing more interesting characters, like Big Pauly or Vicky, to attend in Papa's Next Chefs.
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    • Some closers can receive this thing too. Chester is either just being liked or heavily disliked for having a Grumpy Old Man design. Rico is either liked for looking very unique than the others or disliked due to how he tends to be used for April Fools' Day.
    • At the reveal of Whiff, a new customer for Bakeria, fans are separated. Some like him while the rest dislike his Jerk Jock design and very muscular arms.
    • Duke Gotcha has received general dislike from looking like a Corrupt Corporate Executive with a savvy look but at the same time praised for looking like one.
  • Better Than Canon: It's much easier to find a random fanfic made by the fans of this series and accept it as canon rather than simply waiting for a new flipdeck to explain a customer's origins. Some fanfics are considered better than Flipline making the lore.
  • Broken Base:
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    • When Flipline announced that several characters didn't meet the standards to be a chef are excluded from Papa's Next Chefs, some were upset that it ruins the chance to make interesting characters, like Big Pauly, chefs in the next game.
    • Every time Flipline releases a Flipdeck featuring a character whose presonality is far different from what the fandom portrays before really can be a little confusing at times.
    • Bakeria has received an amount of flak because of the chefs being Timm and Cecilia, with the former is often paired up with Quinn by fans while the latter isn't very known to fans. It makes fans wonder whether or not that Quinn should break her record of being a closer just to become a chef for Timm or does Timm deserves someone better than her.
  • Crack Pairing: Very common in this fandom. Some of the stranger ones are Greg/Yippy and Boomer/Akari.
  • Critical Research Failure: The Yukata clothing article is folded right over left, instead of left over right. Right over left is used only for dead bodies and is considered bad luck if worn by a living person.
  • Demonic Spider: The Burgerzilla: it takes 4 hits to kill & it has Mercy Invincibility against all attacks except the Ground Pound ability & Boomer's roman candle. The same can be said about the Sundaesaurus.
    • The Kaiser Onions cannot be defeated by jumping on them or using ground pound, as this will cause the player to lose one of their hearts.
    • Bacobars and their sweet counterparts, Swizzlers, due to the fact that you need to jump on them before they can be attacked, and that they're usually placed so that you only have a second to jump.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Willow, who won the chef vote after only being in one game, quickly became a fan favorite - though this has morphed her into a Base-Breaking Character as of late.
    • Steven, because he's the first male to win Kingsley's Customerpalooza and broke the tension of females always winning Customerpaloozas. Also, his "ordinary" design really is appealing and is more likeable compared to Hope and Yui, who were previous winners.
    • Guy Mortadello now gets some decent amount of fame for being a chef that isn't Papa Louie or any random customers. Some want to see him as a customer in newer games.
    • Clover is this. She has been in two Papa's Next Chefs finals and failing both times. She finally becomes a chef in Papa's Sushiria alongside Matt.
    • Hacky Zak also deserves mention, as he reached the finals in his first Papa's Next Chefs competition, only losing to Official Couple Rudy and Scarlett.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Many people agree that Timm/Quinn is much better than Timm/Cecilia ever since Bakeria comes out.
  • Game-Breaker: Xandra, if anybody, "in Papa Louie 2". Her X-wand shoots stars that can can kill multiple enemies, she can jump slightly higher then the other playable characters & her gliding can carry her a massive distance.
    • Boomer the daredevil also. Her roman candle can only stun enemies with 1 shot(meaning that it takes 2 shots to kill them), but they aren't affected by the burgerzilla's Mercy Invincibility, so she can take them out quickly(especially since they do normal damage to them without stunning them). She can also glide using her cape.
    • There's also Professor Fitz, who also has the ability to glide with a flying machine. He lobs potions that launch 3 arcing projectiles in 3 directions when they explode, easily defeating small crowds of enemies.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A fanart shows Nick without his helmet shows him having three pointed hairlines on him. That's exactly the amount he has when he's wearing normal clothes without his helmet.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Many fans of the Papa Louie series feel that nothing much has changed in the Gameria series other than the simplistic, repetitive gameplay of cooking food and serving customers through minigames and time management.
  • More Popular Spinoff: Newcomers wouldn't believe the first game in this franchise is a food-themed platformer and not a cooking/time management game.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Mayor Mallow, who leans back and is always smiling, easily falling into the Uncanny Valley.
    • If you have any alarms purchased, but forget to check on them regularly, you could end up starting certain tasks only for an alarm to only just ring off, but you can't exit that taks either due to your hands being full. Thhis causes you to move as fast as possible to finish that task and stop your food from getting ruined.
    • This lovely photo from the 2016 April Fool's post, which drew the customers realistically, but with cartoonish proportions. It takes the Uncanny Valley Up to Eleven.
  • Pandering to the Base:
    • Rhonda's flipdeck can be seen as this to anyone who thinks she has something to do with Rico himself.
    • Cooper's original design returning, while cleaned up, in Bakeria pretty much is for anyone who missed his original design.

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