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For her episode of Listen Out Loud, see Luan Loud (Listen Out Loud).

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Luan L. Loud is a main character in The Loud House and its live-action spin-off.


At 15-years-old (14-years-old before Season 5), Luan is the fourth oldest child of the Loud family, and the second-youngest of Lincoln's five older sisters. Luan is a sophomore (a freshman in Seasons 1-4) at Royal Woods High School and attends school with her siblings Leni and Luna. Her habits include telling jokes and puns (which many of the other characters don't like), pulling pranks, party clowning, and video production.

In "Time Trap!", Luan and her siblings altered history, causing their parents to decide not to have any kids in the future. As a result, Luan got deleted out of existence, although she returned when Lisa and Lily prevented this timeline alteration.

Early life

Luan has been into comedy since her infancy. When was a baby, she entertained her family with sock puppets. When she was a one-year-old, she would go out on her tricycle and pie the mailman in the face. Around that time, she also became a big sister when Lynn was born.

Around ages three and four, she played patty cake with Lynn. Luan also used her baby brother Lincoln as a ventriloquist dummy and cheered him up along with her other sisters whenever he got upset. At age six, Luan was the middle child when Lucy was born. At age seven, she went on a mechanical-pony with four-year-old Lincoln and one-year-old Lucy. She also owned another ventriloquist dummy (before Mr. Coconuts) named Colonel Crackers.

Luan began doing stand-up comedy when she was eight years old where she performed for the Loud family pets' birthdays. She performed out in public for the first time at the Royal Woods Bowling Alley but the audience did not enjoy her performance and heckled her with curly fries. At some point Luan originally used fresh whip cream for her pranks but stopped around when the twins were born so she could use spoiled products to attract animals.

Around ages ten and eleven, she owned a unicycle which she used for a juggling act involving apples and bowling pins. Luan later enrolled in a clowning academy to get better at jokes and started her business, Funny Business Inc.. Like her older sisters, Luan attended Royal Woods Middle School and was served undesirable food at lunch from Chef Pat due a grudge held against her mother, Rita.


Luan is a very goofy and fun-loving girl with an enthusiasm for comedy and making puns. Her goal is to make the world laugh along with her, though some of her material still needs work. She loves pulling pranks on her siblings and frequently makes puns for every situation, causing her to get on everyone's nerves. While Luan laughs at others' humiliations and often comes off as a nuisance to others, she does it with good intentions and does not mean to harm anyone as she just wants to make people laugh. Despite Luan's occasional ruthlessness she is mostly friendly towards her siblings, especially to Leni and Luna.

Luan pulling the squirt flower prank.

She has a taste for everything that is related to comedy - this includes comedy movies and TV series, clowns, pranks, stand-up comedy, and funny internet videos. Her most common pranking methods are dodging people in the face with pies and placing a whoopie cushion on others' seats. She also likes to record people experiencing funny situations with her video camera, but Luan is a strict ethicist so when she does this, she asks permission to the person she recorded to allow her to upload the video to the Internet. Unlike Lincoln, Luan already knows that she cannot upload videos without her subject's permission.

Though Luan is typically one of the kinder siblings, she utterly loses control when it comes to pranks, particularly on April Fools' Day. When April Fools' Day comes, Luan becomes ruthless and crazier than ever to the point of being downright evil and psychotic. During this day, her pranks can be even more dangerous than usual like when she placed pitfalls in every corner of the house, transforming the entire house into a lethal comedy trap.[5] This is the only time of the year where Luan is thoughtless and cruel to her entire family. In "Fool's Paradise," after her family made Luan taste her own medicine, she promised the next April Fools will be even worse than before. In "Fool Me Twice," the Loud family hires a stunt double family to endure the horrible April Fools' Day with Luan. However, Luan hires the stunt family to successfully ridicule the original family. When Luan arrived home, however, she sees her family, in shame, preparing to move. She remorsefully regrets her actions and promises to her family that she'd never prank them again. The family staged this as an April Fools joke, and Luan, in relief, commended to her family she's glad that they're finally getting the hang of April Fools, but suggests to her family to stop the moving truck. In the end, Lincoln tells Luan that the moving truck has mostly empty boxes, but the boxes with stuff in them have all of her stuff, which makes Luan chase after the truck.

She always has a positive and cheerful attitude. She is very optimistic, as she likes to support her siblings, and especially make them laugh and feel better. This becomes a plot point of "Head Poet's Anxiety," where Luan acts as Lucy's inspiration for pursuing a life in the showbiz industry. However, this episode also shows a jealous side to her, as Luan holds a grudge against Lucy for surpassing her dream of becoming the youngest performer at the Royal Woods Theater; although, she eventually drops her selfishness and encourages Lucy to do her performance. On some occasions she can get angry when drama unbreaks in her family; like when she fought against her siblings to obtain a seat in Vanzilla,[6] when she and her siblings destroyed the whole house looking for money,[7] or when Luan and her siblings argued.[8] No matter how bad any problem is, she'll find the funnier side of the matter.

Despite her default cheerfulness, Luan has expressed emotions of sadness, vulnerability, and insecurity a few times in the series and has implied herself to be in desperate need of affection. She seems to be sensitive to criticism, as seen in "No Laughing Matter" when she becomes timid as a result of her siblings expressing blunt annoyance to her comedy routine and walks to her room on the verge of tears. However, she does not wear her emotions on her sleeves in this situation, as she closes her eyes rather than full-stop crying out loud, to avoid giving her siblings the impression of immorality, also showing that she lacks courage. Likewise, Luan gets jealous of Lucy surpassing her lifelong dream of becoming the youngest performer of Royal Woods Theater and becomes obsessively possessive of her upon discovery of the news. However, instead of trying to sabotage her moment in the spotlight, Luan eventually drops her jealousy and gets Lucy to perform at the theater, since Luan herself was the inspiration for Lucy's poem.

She is also quite neurotic and socially awkward whenever faced with the world's consequences, yet remains obedient to reality. For instance, the entire plot of "Stage Plight" revolves around Luan becoming increasingly anxious over having to kiss her crush during the play recital of Romeo and Juliet.

Luan is rather immature, as she has a childlike fondness for pranking people and laughing at their misfortunes. Like her sister Leni, she is generally portrayed as naive, simpleminded, idealistic, ignorant, eccentric, and impulsive. She is prone to bothering others with her sense of humor while they're minding their own business, like in "Garage Banned" where she comes back into Lori's room after the latter demands privacy, and harasses Lori by mocking Bobby on the phone using Mr. Coconuts, making the puppet kiss her; this also sets up the plot. Luan's immaturity is also exhibited through her possession of toys of the novelty variety, which are a frequent use in her comedy routine, most especially her dummy, Mr. Coconuts. She occasionally jokes around in inappropriate situations, like making a prison joke while her mother is in jail,[9] and planning to tell Rita jokes about how old she is at her birthday party.[10]

Despite her immaturity and passion for comedy, Luan has on numerous occasions shown herself capable of acting serious and responsible if the situation warrants. This reaches its epitome in "No Laughing Matter," where she abandons her comedy routine and behaves like a civilized human being following backlash from her siblings. Additionally, she interned at the mayor's office in "Future Tense" and helped solved Royal Woods' parking crisis, although this was done on behalf of her parents. She is shown to be mature enough to babysit along with her three older siblings.[11]

Luan is very intelligent, as she is able to outwit her family with her pranks;[5][12][13] in "Fool Me Twice", she hires the stunt family to ridicule the stunt double family with success; she also intimidates her parents to the point of them being too scared to punish her. Luan enrolled in a clowning academy when she was younger and graduated, turning her into the clever prankster she is today. Despite being skilled in the art of comedy, Luan's scholarship has had limited exploration in the series; however, she knows that 3.14159 equals Pi,[14] but she had trouble interpreting another one of Lisa's math problems when she dropped her comedy routine.

Nick Description

Luan Loud loves to make people laugh. From whoopee cushions to squirting flowers, to her ventriloquist dummy Mr. Coconuts, Luan is ALWAYS ready for the perfect prank. One thing's for sure... nothing gets this Loud down!

—Nickelodeon, 2016

Luan’s love for standup comedy means she’s a nonstop barrage of jokes, silliness, puns, props, and pranks — that includes squirting flowers and whoopee cushions, so beware! She’s also a really good ventriloquist — just ask her dummy, Mr. Coconuts!

—Nickelodeon, 2021


Luan's braces.

Luan has prominent buck teeth, which sport silver braces on her upper and lower teeth, and light brown hair worn up in a large ponytail with a small swirl at the end by a yellow scrunchie (presumably the hairtie), with two long protruding hairs sticking out from the center of her forehead. In The Loud House Movie, her ponytail is slightly different, and it appears to be worn slightly higher as well. Her movie design also depicts her eyes as closer to her nose (albeit only when she is viewed from the side).

She dresses in a white sleeveless shirt, a yellow skirt with a checkerboard pattern, yellow socks with a line pattern that are worn all the way up, and brown shoes. She also wears three pink flowers, one on her shirt, and one on each shoe, that serve as gag squirt-flowers. Her prototype design had a gag flower on her skirt, but none on her shoes. She also didn't have any braces.

Her swimsuit is a yellow one piece with one of her gag-squirt flowers. Her nightwear is just a yellow nightgown or a yellow and white nightshirt with matching pants and white bunny slippers. Sometimes, she also wears a yellow bathrobe.

She has been wearing her braces from her younger age.[15] Back then, she wore a sleeveless yellow dress with a square pattern, a black belt, white socks, and brown ballerina flats. She also wore a pink helmet with dark pink polka dots on it whenever riding her unicycle.

When Luan was even younger, she wore a sleeveless yellow dress with a checkerboard pattern and white undershirt underneath, light pink socks that were worn all the way up, and black Mary Jane shoes.[16] She also wore pigtails in two yellow scrunchies. The two protruding hairs sticking out from the center of her forehead were also backward and more curly. Her eyebrows were also less curved and rather pointy, while her nose was less pointy and more curved.

Luan's live-action counterpart is the same, except that she wears a white long-sleeved blouse as opposed to a white sleeveless shirt and black boots.[17] Since the live-action counterpart belongs to a Christmas-themed media, Luan may be seen wearing an attached pair of variable reindeer antlers. The only live-action appearance of Luan not wearing antlers is the photo of the cast reveal photoshoot.


Luan's squirt flower in action.

Luan's flower is a gag squirt flower that she wears in every episode she appears in. Luan owns three of these flowers, one is on her shirt, and the other two are on her shoes. Although only shown twice, these gag flowers are filled with water. Even if she fills these flowers with water, she likes to wear them for decoration.

Outside of the original pilot short, the only time she has used her gag flowers was when she tried to cool herself off in front of the freezer before finding out about Lincoln's new pool.[18]

Gag glasses

Luan wearing her gag glasses to read.

Luan's gag glasses are black glasses, with eyebrows, and a pink nose and mustache at the end of them, which are a reference to Groucho Marx of The Marx Brothers. They seem to double as reading glasses.

Alternate Versions and Alter-egos

Lane Loud

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In an alternate universe where the sisters are brothers, Luan is a boy named Lane. Like Luan, Lane is a comedian who tells jokes to lighten the situation. However, he acts disrespectful toward Lincoln, mocking him when Luke (Luna) uses him to clean the toilet, when Leon (Lily) bites his thumb instead of kissing it, and when they tease him about Ronnie Anne. He also plays keep-away with Lincoln's time watch to stop him from going back to his own dimension. Additionally, Lane is also disrespectful to Lincoln as he had pulled his trousers up and said to "Use them as a shirt."

In another alternate dimension where he is the brother to a female version of Lincoln named Linka, he is shown to be deeply caring for her.

Lane eventually turns out to be a product of Lincoln's imagination as it was revealed the entire adventure was a dream.

This version of Luan has a female version of her dummy Mr. Coconuts, named Mrs. Coconuts.

The Joker

Luan interpreting The Joker.

In the mini-comic "Deuces Wild!," Luan interprets the superheroine called "The Joker," who is also one of Ace Savvy's sidekicks. Her powers are not shown, as she's only seen mocking the gas monster. In the comic, she is summoned by Savvy (played by Lincoln) alongside the rest of Savvy's deck (played by the rest of her sisters) to help him and One-Eyed Jack (played by Clyde) to defeat the gas monster. After they defeat it in which is sucked up into the trash can, they prepared to fight against a garbage monster. (In reality, all Luan and her siblings were doing was changing Lily's diaper and taking out the garbage).

The Joker also made her first episode appearance in "Pulp Friction." In her appearance there, she used a jack-in-the-box-like gadget to defeat Wild Card Willy by having it spring under his feet, which threw him across the warehouse they were in.

In "Kings of the Con", Luan attends an Ace Savvy convention cosplaying as the Joker.

The Joker has her hair in pigtails, and has one red scrunchie and one yellow. She wears a yellow mask with a red diamond-shape over one eye and a black one over the other, a yellow and black jester's shirt, one yellow boot, and one black boot. Her name comes from the Joker playing card, and the fact that she tells jokes.


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In "White Hare," where Lincoln imagined how difficult it is to live with 15 extra sisters, Luan is a rabbit named Bebe. Like Luan, Bebe is a comedian who tells jokes to lighten the situation and, like the human counterparts, none of her siblings find her funny.


  • Luan bears some resemblance to the 2007 character Numbuh 11-Teen from the series Codename: Kids Next Door, both girls have buck teeth and brown hair tied back into a ponytail.
  • Luan is the only Loud sister whose eyelashes are primarily curved instead of being straight.
  • Luan, alongside Lincoln and Lily are the only siblings with buck teeth.
  • Luan records herself sleeping, in case she tells a joke in her sleep.[19]
  • Luan has an interest in magic tricks:
    • She has a pet rabbit who lives in a top hat.
    • Her Christmas gift was a box of magicians' items.
    • She freed herself from a cage like Houdini.
    • She played the "saw someone in half" trick with Lily.
  • A running gag in the series is that Luan always tells bad jokes, much to her siblings' annoyance.
    • It is strongly implied she inherited her sense of humor from her father.

Luan's comedy website, Luan Out Loud.

  • Luan has her own comedy-themed website.[20] She also has several tapes of Lincoln's past, but explains that it is wrong to upload video footage of others without their permission.
    • In that same episode, Luan says the biggest rule when making a video is to always keep your camera running.
  • Luan was named after one of Chris Savino's five sisters.
  • Luan's ideal superpower is to turn invisible so she can deliver literal punchlines.
  • She is the only Loud sibling to currently wear braces, although Lori was shown to have previously worn braces.[21][22]
  • She and Luna both have the same letters of their names.
    • Both of them are also roommates.
  • Luan is strong enough to carry Lincoln on her head.[23]
  • In "Making the Case," Luan is one of five sisters with no trophy in the case. The other four were Lori, Leni, Lucy, and Lana.
  • Luan has a rabbit named Gary, whom she uses in magic acts.
  • She has her own birthday business called Funny Business Inc., complete with a hotline and business cards.
  • In some countries, Luan is also used as a male name. Examples are singer Luan Santana and Corinthians football player Luan Vieira.
  • She is the only main character to have the second syllable in her name emphasized.
  • Luan has a habit of sometimes saying 'but seriously' after delivering a pun, to show that she is being serious.
  • According to Lisa in episode 20 of the Nick Animation Podcast, Luan doesn't go to the movies.[24]
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  • According to Luan's Q&A, Luan dislikes knock-knock jokes, saying it's the lowest form of humor.
    • Despite this, in "Undie Pressure," she was about to answer to Lincoln's knock-knock joke, and made her own knock-knock joke to the mailman, and in "No Laughing Matter," she makes one to Lucy by using Edwin for the punchline. Also in "Home of the Fave," she tells many knock-knock jokes to Lynn Sr. at the supermarket.
  • Luan is dating a boy named Benny,[26] who, like Luan herself, is a comedian and likes jokes.
    • With whom she shared her first kiss[27] and had their first date.[28]

Luan and Benny sharing their first kiss.

  • Luan has a diary which Lola reads.[14]
  • In "Mall of Duty," Luan is shown to be in high school as she is attending the open house with her older sisters. However, it is shown in "L Is for Love" that she is in middle school, as the lockers in Royal Woods Middle School are red. Although "L Is for Love" does take place before "Mall of Duty," Luan moved up a grade when her other siblings didn't.
  • She cannot eat corn due to her braces.[29]
  • So far, there are four April Fools' Day episodes: "April Fools Rules", "Fool's Paradise", "Fool Me Twice" and "Silence of the Luans".
  • She wanted to be the youngest performer at the Royal Woods Theater, though she lost her dream when Lucy claimed that title.[16]
  • Luan has poor handwriting, as Lincoln has a hard time properly interpreting her jokes in her notebook.[14]
  • In the game Living Loud: Surprise Party, if all of Luan's pranks are found, the medal message points out that some of them need to return to the police evidence locker; suggesting that Luan may have spent jail time for her pranks.
  • "A Pimple Plan" reveals what Luan looks like without her scrunchie.
  • Luan is one of the only siblings to have a secondary signature color, which is pink, the color more commonly associated with Lola.
  • According to Lincoln, Luan has not used fresh whipped cream for her pranks ever since Lana and Lola were babies because expired cream attracts animals.[30]
  • Luan usually takes Christmas gift-giving seriously. In "Season's Cheatings", however, she pretended that Mr. Coconuts was jealous and wanted to pick out the gift.
  • She once retired from pranking on April Fools' Day, but has since regained her inspiration for pranking from Lily.[30]
  • When Luan is very thirsty, her voice becomes raspy, forcing her to cough to get her voice back to normal.[30]
  • Due to her pranks, Lincoln dislikes sitting next to her in Vanzilla.[6]
  • She looks up to comedienne Joannie Sassafras.[31]
  • When Luan went to Royal Woods Middle School, her meals were so bad that she couldn't even "make pun of them".[32]
  • Luan has her own comedy-themed blog.[33]
  • She and Lucy are the only Loud siblings who never swore onscreen though it's imply in Potty Mouth that they did swear offscreen.
  • She sometimes sleepwalks.[34]



  1. Nickelodeon (June 6, 2016). The Loud House | Inside The Loud House w/ Creator Chris Savino | Nick (English) (Video). YouTube. Archived from the original on 2016-08-28.
  2. In "No Laughing Matter", a notebook has her initials.
  3. Lincoln Loud's ABCs of Getting the Last Slice
  4. Luan Loud from Loud House (English). Nickelodeon. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016. Retrieved on 2020-07-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "April Fools Rules"
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Sweet Spot"
  7. "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House"
  8. "Brawl in the Family"
  9. "Rita Her Rights"
  10. "No Spoilers"
  11. "Sitting Bull"
  12. "Fool's Paradise"
  13. "Fool Me Twice"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "No Laughing Matter"
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  16. 16.0 16.1 "Head Poet's Anxiety"
  17. A Loud House Christmas: Behind the Scenes - Episode 2
  18. "Linc or Swim"
  19. "Sleuth or Consequences"
  20. "Making the Case"
  21. "Come Sale Away"
  22. "Anti-Social"
  23. "Spell It Out"
  24. Navarro, Hector; Miller, Lara Jill (September 22, 2016). "The Loud House Sisters" (in English). Nick Animation Podcast. Season 1. Episode 20. "Hector Navarro: 'So, of all the sisters here, what is your favorite movie of all time?' / Lara Jill Miller: 'She doesn't go to movies.' / Navarro: 'Great, great.' / Miller: 'I, I don't think she goes to movies.' / Navarro: 'Ok, we're gonna skip Luan? Ok, we'll skip Luan.'"
  25. @nicktheloudhouse (May 4, 2017). "LOL with Luan Loud! 🤡 Swipe to read all about our favorite jokester! ➡️🤣😂😅 #theloudhouse #luanloud". Nickelodeon Animation. – via Instagram.
  26. "L Is for Love"
  27. "Stage Plight"
  28. "A Pimple Plan"
  29. "Insta-gran"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 "Silence of the Luans"
  31. "Director's Rut"
  32. "Diss the Cook"
  33. "The Taunting Hour"
  34. "The Last Laugh"

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