Allan enters the apartment to find Pollo alone at the computer. Allen is looking for Linkara as he’s two days behind on his report, and he also wants to ask about the Walking Foam Lizard. Pollo apologizes, explaining that they’ve been busy trying to locate Lord Vyce and may have uncovered an even greater threat. Allen wants to know more but Pollo says Linkara can give him the details once Pollo calls him down from Comicron-1. Allen notices that Nimue appears to be offline and Pollo explains that her apartment-based systems are undergoing maintenance and she’ll be back soon. Allen asks what Pollo’s doing now and Pollo explains that he’s trying to get into Vyce’s records of his battles against the Entity and interdimentional beings like it, but they’re heavily encrypted. Vyce was tied in so closely to the original systems of Comicron-1 that many of the ship’s functions were disabled when Vyce was dealt with, such as the temporal shields and his records.
Allen reads from what is apparently one of the many legends about the King of Worms. It states that the King of Worms’ face was so twisted by fear that he dare not show it to anyone. In its quest to fix its face, the King of Worms found a world that had never known any pain or horror, a place that did not know fear. The King of Worms knew it had to understand fear if it was to face it again, so it placed a nightmare in the mind of every living being on this world. The nightmare drove everyone mad and they turned on each other, killing themselves and each other. Eventually there was only one inhabitant left in the world The King of Worms restored sanity to this being, who was then filled with grief and sorrow. “The King made his first throne upon this world,” Allen finishes, “built upon the crushed soul of the last sane being of a world that had gone mad.”
Pollo explains that legends like this is all the information they can really get on the King of Worms, anything else is trapped inside the encrypted files. Allen asks if he can take a shot at the files and Pollo let’s him at the computer. As he works, Allen asks when Linkara was planning on telling him about the King of Worms, and Pollo says he’s sure Linkara would have mentioned it in his next report, they’ve just been busy. Annoyed, Allen says he gets busy too, like at the moment he’s helping with the construction of a ship called the “Caelestis”, the first manned fight to Jupiter. To Pollo’s surprise, Allen easily breaks through the encrypted files, saying he’s seen encryptions like this before. Pollo excitedly contacts Linkara and teleports to Comicron-1, leaving Allen alone. Allen gets up to leave, but he is zapped by a Cybermat and falls to the ground unconscious. The Walking Foam Lizard watches silently.
Has 80's Chick shown up again outside of Party Mania?
No, Party Mania is 80s Chick’s only appearance so far.
Linkara and Pollo break into Lord Vyce’s hideout, only to find he’s not there. Pollo detects a residual energy trace coming from Vyce’s Shade body and concludes that he’s been gone no more than a day. Linkara is furious, saying they could’ve been there sooner if Ninja-Style Dancer had shown up when he was supposed to and wonders where he is. Pollo says that Doctor Linksano said he saw Ninja-Style Dancer leave in a hurry. Linkara says he’s sick of everyone coming and going without a word and maybe he should built more Cybermats to help out. Pollo reports that the Cybermats are infiltrating other areas of the hideout and are finding armor plating and metal working materials. Linkara guesses that Vyce is trying to rebuild his old suit. Nimue has managed to get into the files on Vyce’s computers and they’re able to see what Vyce was looking at most recently. It appears to be a poem about the King of Worms:
The King of Worms wears a crown of terror
In the Court of Worms there is none fairer
We are all equal beneath the surface layer
Our souls are screaming and begging in prayer
Linkara tells Pollo to download everything on the computers and have Nimue bring up Vyce’s files on fighting the Entity again. If Vyce was concerned about the King of Worms, maybe they should be too.
A Cybermat watches from the shadows.
In the apartment, Pollo communicates with Linkara up in Comicron-1. They believe they’ve finally located Lord Vyce and Linkara tells Pollo to get the gang together and Pollo sounds the alarm. 90s Kid arrives in confusion and Pollo asks if he’s seen Ninja-Style Dancer, to which 90s Kid responds in the negative. Pollo says that Ninja-Style Dancer hasn’t answered his communicator in a while and they need to find him. Pollo tells 90s Kid to call Harvey Finevoice and tell him to get over here but 90s Kid says that he just passed Harvey in the hall, and mentions that he’s talking to himself. Pollo tells 90s Kid to get him while he issues a recall on the Cybermats and anyone else they can find.
During this, the Walking Foam Lizard has been watching from the shadows. She silently turns and leaves.
When storyline segments show up in an episode, when are they added to the guide?
I usually try to add the storyline segments within the same day the episode is released, but it depends on when I actually watch it.
teleports into Linkara’s apartment seeking vengeance on Iron Liz. Mirrorkara explains that Liz convinced the Doctor Insano of his universe to use his spaceship to keep him from taking over the world, and since then he’s decided to try his luck in other universes. He tries to convince Linkara to join him, but Linkara’s more interested in where he got his own Magic Gun. Mirrorkara explains that it was forged by a demonic cult. An angry Margaret appears, asking if there was a girl named Margaret who was sacrificed by that cult, but then a Mirror Margaret
appears, saying that she volunteered
to be sacrificed.
Linkara and Mirror Linkara start firing on each other, but Mirror Linkara uses some kind of device on Linkara’s Magic Gun. Linkara asks Nimue for analysis, and Nimue explains that the device is similar to an anti-magic field generator, except it needs a brief amount of time to analyze the foe and adapt. Linkara concludes that he needs to change what he’s fighting with every minute or so. He uses his new Gosei Morpher to morph into Zeo form. Thoughout the battle he uses the Morpher to equip himself with various outfits and weapons, including:
- Starfleet uniform with BFG
- “Gun and Sorcery” Journey outfit with Liberator gun
- Obelisk blue uniform with Duel Disk
- Kickassia “Patton” outfit
Mirrorkara mocks Linkara for playing out childish power fantasies, saying that Linkara is just as egomaniacal as he is. Linkara changes into a Pokemon trainer (X/Y) outfit and throws a Pokeball at Mirrorkara, releasing Pyramid Head. While Mirrorkara unsuccessfully battles Pyramid Head, Linkara changes into his classic outfit and admits that he IS egotistical. But he goes on to say that thanks to his loved ones, his colleagues, and his friends, he didn’t end up like Mirrorkara.
Mirrorkara is cornered by Pyramid Head, but just as Pyramid Head is about to slice Mirrokara in two, Linkara calls Pyramid Head back into his Pokeball. Now in his Suburban Knights “King Arthur” outfit, he forces Mirrokara to surrender the anti-magic device and destroys it. Finally changing back into his current outfit, he has Nimue (who has just finished accessing Mirrorkara’s dimensional transporter) beam Mirrokara and Mirror Margaret back to their own universe, and furthermore fuses the circutry so Mirrorkara can’t use it to teleport to any other universes.
I've been catching up on the videos since I haven't watched Linkara in a while and something occurred to me. I wonder what his neighbors must think I they can hear him recording stuff through the walls. He does live in an apartment right? It's a funny thought to me, what do you think?
My understanding is that Lewis’ apartment is pretty soundproof, so that isn’t really an issue. I DO like to imagine that Linkara the character has an incredibly world-weary landlord who constantly gets complaints about Linkara’s shenanigans. “I don’t CARE that you were fighting an interdimensional conquerer of worlds for the fate of our universe, some of us have to work in the morning, so keep it down, alright?”
not anything about at4w but i was wondering were do i start with the spoony experiment ? was just wondering . i am a fan of atop the fourth wall but i watch a video of the spoony's and i was just wondering?
Uhhh if you mean in general, his Phantasmagoria 2 Let’s Play is pretty great. If you mean in terms of storylines, that’s a bit harder for me to answer, as I haven’t really kept up with the Spoony Experiment for a long time and I can’t really remember what happens in what episode, much less where would be a good place to start. Hey, why isn’t there a Spoony Experiment plot guide yet, way to slack off Spoony fandom! ;P (Seriously though if someone with time on their hands wants to put together a more concise list, maybe just stuff relating to the most current storyline with Spoonyroth or whatever, that would be helpful~)
On Comicron-1, Ninja-Style Dancer helps Doctor Linksano test the new “freeze dart”, which freezes targets on impact. That done, Ninja-Style Dancer is about to leave when he hears a zapping sound, followed by Linksano crying out and falling to the floor. Turning around in alarm, Ninja-Style Dancer sees a Cybermat coming at him threateningly. Ninja-Style Dancer throws down a smoke bomb and vanishes.
So there’s a brand-spanking new website for Atop the Fourth Wall, and I just want to take a moment to bring attention to a feature that I personally appreciate. In the FAQ it explains that any episode with storyline stuff will have this tag in the corner of its thumbnail or title card:
Furthermore, I noticed that there are now storyline related tags, allowing you to search for an episode under either “storyline” or a specific storyline name.
Yay for organization!