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  • Accidental Innuendo: Chapter 7 is titled "Fun Times With Lynn Jr." Never mind the fact that "Lynn Jr." can be taken as an innuendo in and of itself, but with the constant subtext between Linka-Lincoln and Lynn (M), you would be forgiven to think the chapter was going to be a lot raunchier than the title suggests.
    • Chapter 6 is titled "Secrets and Friendly Fun," which is admittedly far less naughty-sounding than chapter 7, but can still be eyebrow-raising. Specially since this is the chapter where Claudia reveals she's bi.
    • Chapter 11's titled "Rocking' The Loud House." Raise your hand if "Luke and Linka join forces to basically get laid all over the house" was your first thought when you read that title.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is Lincoln's progressive changes on his personality because of the dimensional anomalies, or is it because it's a part of him that's been recessed in his mind?
      • Lincoln deciding to not go after the fragments and spend some time in the dimension could be seen as either him being too naive and trusting that nothing bad will happen, or it could be seen as him being pragmatic, since he has no idea how the place even works, nor what differences there are compared to his normal dimension.
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    • Are the Loud Brothers legitimately protective of Linka, or do they simply do it to make their parents happy?
      • Also, are they a case of The Unfavorite? The parents do seem to have some double standards regarding them and Linka (they must get her a present, while she doesn't have to give them presents) and in general, they spend far more time with Linka than either of their sons.
    • Speaking of the Dimension 63!Loud Parents, do they ask the brothers to be protective over Linka because they legitimately want her to be protected, or do they have some sort of plan that requires her to stay alive, thus the need for her to be protected?
    • Is Linka showing no desire to go back home a massive dick move on her part, since not only does she turn Lincoln's life upside-down, but her brothers are worried sick, or is whatever happened in the past so traumatic for her, she'd rather stay in another dimension forever rather than go back home?
      • Can she be considered an ungrateful bitch? After all, given what Loki implied in chapter 18, she only feared her brothers, but not her parents, and yet her first instinct when in another dimension is... You should know already.
      • As of chapter 20, how, exactly, is she planning to " get rid of Lincoln" in order to fully take over his life? Is she planning to kill him, or is she going to try and sabotage any and all attempts he has to return home, until he gives up completely.
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    • Does Lynn Sr. from Dimension 63 count as an abusive father? Not only does he blatantly favor Linka over the boys, but he also seems to follow some Double Standard regarding them sometimes, not to mention that he has been known to act rather stern at times.
    • Is Cristopher legitimately coming across the stuff he finds online by accident, or is it his morbid curiosity?
      • As of Chapter 19, we learn that it is indeed accidental. One of the fragments is in his house, and causes his computer to keep redirecting him to Loudcest stuff against his will.
    • Is Ron Andy legitimately infatuated with Linka, or, seeing how his sister and the bros think they'd be perfect, he's just trying to make everybody happy regardless of his own feelings?
    • Claudia and Cristopher's relationship brings questions regarding them both:
      • We learn in Chapter 19 that Claudia is bisexual, but is Cristopher? He did seem surprised at the kiss she gave him in a chapter, but it's not made clear if he's overjoyed, or simply confused.
      • Are they dating after the events of chapter 19?
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    • Is Loki either unhinged or mentally disturbed? And how good is his mask? His reaction at the end of chapter 20 to release the agents in order to get answers is definitely not something a sane person would do, and neither is trying to get Lincoln to replace Linka after she refused to go back home.
  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • At first, Lincoln is kinda worried about the implications that he's essentially stuck in another version of Royal Woods, but he eventually phases out of it.
    • Linka completely plays this straight, feeling rather content with her current position. Whether this is still in play or not depends on what you think about the story Loki provides in chapter 18.
    • Cristopher, who despite finding disturbing fanfiction after disturbing fanfiction, still seems to be a functioning kid despite everything he's been through.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Nell in chapter 15, but only during the bake-off, wherein she doesn't even last long before breaking down. She has a better showing in the dance dance revolution-esque challenge, though.
    • Played MUCH more straight with William in chapter 35, though. His final battle with Lincoln, and in fact the ultimate brawl for the universe, ends up being demoted to the two playing three games, ending in a chess match that Linka wins after technically losing it, and once the match is finished and William is delivered the breaking speech by Lincoln, he just... Stands there as Lincoln and co are taken to the guardian of order Ethioth's dimension to get their prize. Seeing how this all comes from a 20000+ chapter, it can also be rather tiresome and annoying.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Either this or Take That, Scrappy!, but Linka being forced to change just like Lincoln when she's shown back in chapter 16 can be seen as this, considering that the earlier chapters didn't exactly make her look like a likable character.
    • The revelation about what happened to Linka ( and Lane and Lars) was probably intended to do this, but how effective it was is up to you.
    • If you were getting tired of the bros not seeing the truth about Linka, or being in denial, chapter 20 has Luke, Lars and Loki discover the truth by visiting the girl herself, and are left broken when she states she doesn't want to come home.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Any and all Yu-Gi-Oh duels, whether they're sudden or have a small relevance, tend to come and go as if they had never happened.
  • Broken Base: The excessive dimension-hopping in the reality gazers chapters, and the fact that a lot of time is spent on detailing and visiting these dimensions. Is it a good way to build the world while also introducing interesting universes, or is it obnoxious Padding inside a story with unstable pacing that just drags it along? It becomes specially obnoxious when the finale comes and, minor a couple references, the dimensions play no role whatsoever in helping save the multiverse.
    • The inclusion of Yu-Gi-Oh elements, despite the story not being a crossover with the franchise. Is it a legitimately interesting add-on to the world building, or is it some blatant Wish-Fulfillment to the detriment of the plot? Specially because more often than not, Yu-Gi-Oh duels tend to come out of nowhere or with little reasoning.
    • The constant switching between the Slice of Life and Myth Arc formats. Is it an interesting mix that works well for the most part, or is yet again another element that works to the story's detriment?
    • The fact that Lincoln spends very little time gathering the fragments, and instead focuses on her brothers' problems and issues. On the one hand, Lincoln doesn't know these brothers better, so if she spends with them and helps them with their problems, she gets to learn whether she can trust them or not. On the other hand, it becomes very clear, VERY FAST, that the situation is a whole lot more threatening to the dimension and multiverse, so you could say she needed to put her brothers as secondary priority.
    • The fact that even though the story is over, there are about 5 or so epilogue chapters remaining before the story is finally over. Is the number just fine, and it could work in tying up any and all loose ends? Is the number too small, therefore making it likely a couple of loose ends will be left untied? Or is this number too much, and it would be better if there was just a single epilogue chapter to finally finish the story once and for all?
    • The fact that in the end, Lincoln alone is the one to defeat the main antagonist, with most of his siblings and other characters left to watch as he does so. Is this a good idea, since you'd normally be accustomed to that fact by this point, and the fic in general is supposed to be Lincoln's story, or were far too many characters all just to make Lincoln look good?
  • Complete Monster: Linka Loud is the female counterpart of Lincoln who switches places with him to escape her life. Striking a deal with William Cryptos, Linka first injures Lincoln's body to prevent his sisters from getting suspicious, and upon getting into conflict with him, she drastically ages her family and Lincoln's to force him into giving her the fragment. Despite her backstory, Linka is a hedonistic sociopath who gleefully takes part in William Cryptos's plan of destroying reality as long as she benefited.
  • Crack Pairing: Linka (as in, Lincoln inside Linka's body)/Claudia.
    • Chapter 16: Lincoln (again, in Linka's body) and Ron Andy. This continues in chapter 17, though it's slightly deconstructed in that due to the brothers' and Bebe's grooming of him, he grows too stressed to deal with it.
      • Literal Lincoln and Ron Andy.
    • Earlier chapters also imply/confirm that Ron Andy/Chandler (F) used to date.
  • Designated Evil: The hunters (Trevor, Nyla and Nell) that go against the Loud family are treated as antagonists. However, it's basically their job to make sure the anomalies are dealt with and capture anomalies to maintain dimensional stability, plus, at least in Nell and Nyla's case, they don't exactly seem to enjoy what they're doing.
  • Designated Hero: Lincoln/Linka. It's not that they're unlikable, far from it, in fact. It's just that once you get past, they're essentially a chosen one who deliberately wastes her time dealing with people's problems rather than focus on the big picture and save her damn dimension. In fact, it gets so bad that the dimension of her counterpart is destroyed because of it.
  • Designated Monkey: Cristopher constantly winds up traumatizing himself by either finding or remembering terrifying or infamous fanfiction on the internet. As far as anybody knows, he's just a normal kid with a normal life, and yet this only ever happens to him.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Back in chapter 14, the brothers implied that they would bury Ron Andy alive if he broke Linka's heart. Back then, this could be seen as a joke. However, come chapter 17, the one where Ron Andy does wind up breaking Linka's heart, and not only do they almost go through with it, not only do they beat up Ron over something that was essentially their own fault, but it's never shown if they actually felt remorse about it. So it's entirely possible they would hold no qualms in beating up and burying alive a little kid just because he broke up with their sister. Suddenly, that joke seems less like a threat and more like a promise.
    • The fanmade cover of the story depicted Lincoln-in Linka's body-looking in horror while Linka-in his body-smirked in a mirror's reflection. Back then, this could be seen as a simple stylistic way the cover was made, but then comes chapter 20, where Linka beats up Lincoln and proclaims she'll kill him in order to steal his life. This makes the cover oddly prophetic...
    • Despite knowing where most of the fragments were, and even getting to know the location of the last one, Lincoln spent the majority of her time on the 63 dimension helping her brothers and interacting with the people in there. Back then, while it could be a bit annoying, it was also kinda heartwarming and interesting to see the world. Then the "Legacy" arc begins with the dimension being seemingly DESTROYED because he didn't do exactly what she needed to do in the first place: get the fragments. Maybe she should've put that as her first priority...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Larry Loud, Lynn Sr's father is characterized in the story as a typical grouchy old man with a typical male interests. Cut to a few weeks later and we get to see a glimpse of his dad in the show....where it's revealed he was really a hippie.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Trevor releases all the anomalies he's captured after he's defeated. Not just the Loud brothers, all of them. Who knows the amount of deaths Lincoln just caused...
    • A dimension with "X" in its name is supposed to be a destroyed reality, so it's very easy to put 2 and 2 together that a good deal of people in another dimension were wiped out.
    • The "Legacy" arc begins with the 63 dimension being destroyed, but we don't know who outside of the main characters came out of it alive, if any...
  • Informed Wrongness: Supposedly, Ron Andy is completely in the wrong for breaking up with Linka in chapter 17. Problem is, he was essentially peer pressured into becoming his girlfriend, and the stress simply became too much for him to handle. Fortunately Rita realises where the blame really lies and punishes her sons.
    • When Lincoln reveals the truth to Lars and Luke about Linka being stuck in another dimensions, they pin the blame on him, an innocent dimension traveler who they never met until then, instead of their sister, who's the one who essentially decided to ditch her family for another life. And it's not like Lincoln could've told them right away, considering Luke and Lars' reactions.
    • When Lincoln snaps at Nyla and Neil for coming to her party to tell her the dimension is growing unstable, we're supposed to see them in the wrong for being party poopers, specially because Lincoln is in need of a break. But you have to consider that not only are they experienced about this whole thing, but Lincoln is basically telling them to leave THE END OF THE WORLD for later, which simply won't be the case.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Loud Bros come really damn close to crossing this when they beat up and threaten to bury alive Ron Andy simply because he broke up with Linka. Yes, they were stopped before they went too far, but damn.
    • Linka crosses this in chapter 20 when she basically ditches her brothers and family as a whole, right in front of three of her brothers' faces, and then has the audacity to not only refuse to go back home even when Lincoln has beaten her in an argument, but then she beats up Lincoln and says she'll kill him to take over his life completely.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Cristopher, Cristina's male counterpart, only appears for about a couple of lines during chapter 6, 9 and 14. He finally gets a large role in Chapter 19 though.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • Because of some sort of interdimensional event that was beyond your control, your child winds up swapping places with their counterpart, and after some time passes, you later find out they have no intention of ever going back home.
    • One day, your dimension is essentially destroyed and only one of your children, if even that, get to survive the apocalypse. They're then taken to an organization created to prevent this, and if they fail, they must card themselves.
    • Just the idea that if you're identified as an anomaly, whether you know it or not, you'll be hunted by the hunters until you die or they card you. Imagine going by your daily life, and then someone cards you for all eternity...
    • One of your siblings, who you love very much and who you sacrificed so much for earlier in your life, could just up and abandon you for a family more to their liking.
  • Player Punch: The "Legacy" arc BEGINS with one, because the dimension 63 is completely destroyed and the only one to blame is Lincoln-Linka herself.
  • The Scrappy: Linka. That is to say, the real Linka. First she ditches her family for another family, then shows absolutely no desire to go back home, nor even any hint of being worried about her true family. And than came chapter 20, which just made her worse.
  • Selfcest: Luke/Nyla, due to the fact that they're both counterparts to Luna. Nyla did mention however "that's not how it works".
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: Simply put, the first few chapters are called the "Exposition Arc" for a reason. Once that's finished, the pacing is still slightly slow, but not as bad as in this arc.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Linka being forced to comfort to Lincoln's clothing of choice, and also showing discomfort while visiting his grandfather in chapter 16, then finding out in chapter 19 that he somehow got a black eye can be quite satisfying if you remember that she basically turned his life upside down, without even asking first, and has not shown any interest in going back.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Behold, the holy trinity of wasted potential:
    • Claudia, Clyde's counterpart from Dimension 63, is stated to be Linka's best friend, and also got an entire chapter revolved around her feelings for her best friend. With this in mind, it would not only make sense that she would be a recurring character, but that Lincoln would go to her if he needed something, since, as said before, she's Clyde's counterpart. And yet, it's not until chapter 19 that she finally gets another Day in the Limelight and finds out what happened to the real Linka. Time will have to tell if this trope will be averted with her from now on or if she goes back to being a background character.
    • Cristopher, Cristina's counterpart, seems to be friends with Ron Andy, Ronnie's counterpart. This, alongside Linka and Ron Andy meeting frequently, would mean that he could at least be used as a second fiddle or foil to the boy himself. However, he's essentially only ever used for a running gag, and unlike Claudia before, he has to wait till chapter 19 before he finally gets some real focus when one of the fragments turns out to be at his house; something that was foreshadowed in chapter 15.
    • Chandler from Dimension 63. She's an Alpha Bitch of epic proportions who's known to bully Linka, and seemingly used to have a thing with Ron Andy in the past. You would think this would make her The Rival to Linka, but like Cristopher, she's never used for anything other than her signature bullying.
    • The hunters, besides Nyla, are a big heap of wasted potential in general, but none have it worse than these three:
      • Trevor was the first hunter we ever got to see. He nearly carded the whole Dimension 63 family, he was mysterious, he could have potentially served as an interesting antagonist. However, not only is he carded after only two chapters, but he's rather lacking in personality, being a knight Templar... And nothing else.
      • The twin hunters, Aeif and Alex. They come from a dimension where the drug dealers Loki dealt with were armed, and killed their parents and Linka, causing Loki to abuse them. This interesting backstory, coupled with their sympathetic personalities, could've made them some extra allies like Nyla. Instead, not only is their backstory not explored that much, but they're carded at the end of their debut.
    • One could say most of the Loud brothers besides Loki, Luke and Lars have been wasted: They all have distinct personalities from the sisters and the all-boys dimension' bros, and their own flaws and strengths, and yet, the only ones with any importance to the plot are the three mentioned beforehand.
      • Levi in particular is a big waste. As Lisa's counterpart, he could've fixed basically the whole problem of the story in an instant, and yet, not only is he unimportant to the story at large, but unlike his counterpart, he still has no idea about the truth.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Due to this being an anthology focusing on Lincoln's daily life in the dimension 63, certain interesting plots tend to be wasted:
    • Early on, we find out that Ron Andy used to date Chandler from Dimension 63. This would be a very good opportunity to give character development to not only Ron Andy, but to Chandler, turning her into more than just a one-note bully. Needless to say, this has never been touched upon.
    • When he's defeated, Trevor unleashes all the anomalies he's sealed, including the Loud brothers. Even when we were never told about how many anomalies he sealed, it still would've been an interesting plot to have the anomalies wind up becoming recurring foes the Loud family would have to confront, and yet, this plot point is simply forgotten about soon after Trevor's thrown out of the picture.
    • The revelation that the Anomaly Hunting Organization picks its agents from destroyed dimensions would make for an interesting arc. While we do end up seeing at least one of these dimensions, nothing has ever been explained about this, and it mostly just seems like some obligatory world building that hasn't paid off that much.
    • As said above, Claudia not being the first, or heck, simply not knowing about what happened to the real Linka at all. This would create some interesting conflict and drama, not to mention potentially develop her character, and yet Lincoln doesn't even seem to consider telling her anything, and instead decides to tell Luke and Lars.
    • Despite the story being about how Lincoln has to find the fragments to save the universe while Linka is turning his life upside down, we never really get to see in detail how bad she's ruining it. We do get glimpses on certain chapters, but nothing that could give us a clear picture about what's going on. The fact that we go from Linka wearing her normal dimension clothes to those befitting Lincoln more, and being sent to do manly things with his grandfather, without any context as to what happened in between, doesn't help.
    • Bebe's regret and guilt in chapter 17 for helping her brother become so stressed he broke up with Linka. It would make for some good character development for her, and also explore her relationship with Ron Andy. Instead, she's completely absent from the chapter after the grooming, and we never even see her pay for what she did!
    • The dimension where Aeif and Alex came from is only seen in short detail, and without much being shown. It would've been interesting to see another dimension in its entirety besides the canon and 63 ones.
    • The twin hunters being redeemed/go on a road to turn a new leaf with Loki. They were sympathetic, and they only seemed to do their job because they had no other choice. However, instead of thinking about this and gaining more allies, Loki cards them, no questions asked.
    • Both families, the one from the canon universe and the one from the gender bender dimension, are taken in to the chess match between Linka and William after beating their challenges. This sounds like a perfect opportunity to have the entire family help Linka take William down with the combined might of over 20 Louds But no, they all stand aside and watch as Linka does it all on her own.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Linka ( as in, Lincoln's female counterpart), who, after becoming stuck in Lincoln's body, proceeded to turn his life upside down, without his permission, and worst of all, shows no desire to go back home. It can be hard to feel sympathetic towards her with what's implied in the backstory when her reaction is to do... This.
    • Lynn Sr. from the other dimension can also count as this. His overly-protective nature towards Linka can turn annoying after a while, and his interaction with Ron Andy in chapter 17, if you don't find it funny, doesn't help him at all.
    • Likewise, the brothers during chapter 17. Whether they fit this in earlier chapters is up for discussion, but they definitely fit this in this chapter, since they basically sabotage Linka and Ron's date by going into his house and teaching him how to act around Linka, unaware of the pressure they were giving him.
    • Lincoln, during the birthday party. She claims that she and everybody needs to take a breather from all the madness, but there's two problems:
      • Linka is telling this to Nyla and Neil, who are experienced with this stuff, and would know best.
      • William gave her the location of the final fragment, and she chose to ignore it in favor of a party.
  • The Woobie: Lincoln, like usual, but it's specially bad here since he's stuck in another world, while his counterpart from this world is basically ruining his life while he can't do anything about it.
    • Ron Andy in chapter 17. First the brothers basically barge into his house and groom him against his will to become Linka's perfect boyfriend, then threaten him with violence if he messes up. Then, the pressure becomes too much and he breaks up with Linka, leaving her heartbroken. Then the brothers hunt him down and beat the everloving crap out of him, and even when he finally gets to enjoy a dance with the girl, he still apologizes for something that wasn't even his fault (yes, he broke up with Linka, but it was the brothers who stressed him into doing so)!
    • One could say the same about Cristopher. He doesn't show it, but he still wound up seeing a lot of disturbing fanfiction that no kid should ever have to come across.
    • There's also Claudia. She was bullied because she was gay for her best friend, and it seems that she had to struggle a lot with this in mind, specially because the Linka she's seeing isn't the Linka she knows. One can only wonder what will happen when she eventually finds out about the truth.
    • Some of the Hunters, particularly Nyla and Nell, can be seen as this. They're essentially stuck in a job they probably never wanted because their homes were all but destroyed and if they don't do their job right, they either get kicked out and are hunted for their treachery, or, if they follow the rules and value their honor, card themselves. That's right, their law dictates that they must sentence themselves to a fate worse than death just to conserve their honor, which might be the only thing they have left.
    • 11B Lincoln most definitely qualifies. When main!Lincoln gives his counterpart his life, 11B assumes the quiet when he wakes up means that he's been abandoned and reacts to the girls treating him like they would their original brother by wondering if this is what it's like to be loved. Small wonder that he ultimately decides to treat his original life like a very bad dream.
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