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Adventure Time has been on the air for awhile. I didn’t watch it for the longest time but the hubby and I sat down and I fell in LOVE with it. It’s weird and funny but has these real moments in it that cause your heart to hurt. It delves into some real issues. When we first started watching, it though, I didn’t like it! After about five episodes, I was hooked. I suggest you keep watching if you want to see what’s so great about this show. With this show though, and the AU that’s included in it, comes some interesting theories. Read ahead for more.
Finn is in a coma
The Theory: Finn was a lonely boy ignored by everyone but his loyal dog Jake. When Jake dies, Finn falls into a deep depression and attempts suicide. Instead of dying, he ends up a coma, where he lives in a perpetual dream state.
Why it could be true: I DON’T WANT THIS TO BE TRUE! Why is it that fan theories are always so gut-wrenching? Basically, all of the stories in Coma Jake’s head are ones he used to tell Jake before he died. A fantasy world where he was a hero, princesses loved him and he would remain forever young with his friend Jake by his side. And there he’ll remain until he dies. So is Finn’s loneliness represented by The Ice King? Awww man my feels can’t take it.
Simon Petrikov Bedtime Stories
The Theory: The land of Ooo is really just a bedtime story that Simon Petrikov tells Marceline.
Why it could be true: Well, Simon was an archeologist, someone who kind of puts together the story of the past. I can see him being a natural storyteller. The episodes always involve learning some lesson, so it could be Simon’s way of imparting his wisdom to Marceline. So he creates the powerful character of the Vampire Queen to build the confidence of the little street urchin he finds.
Adventure Time and The Misadventures of Flapjack are in the same Universe
The Theory: Um… that Adventure Time and The Misadventures of Flapjack are taking place in the same universe at the same time.
Why it could be true: “The Misadventures of Flapjack’s dock town ( Stormalong Harbor ), is a town built after the mushroom war mentioned in Adventure Time. I also believe that both of these worlds and their strange events are occurring during at about the same time. This would explain cracks within these shows side stories. Such as the main goal of the characters in Flapjack being to get to Candied Island. But unknown to them is that this is not an island but actually a continent, the one where Adventure Time is set.
The Candied Island they saw was actually the Candy Kingdom. Peppermint Larry has been to the Candy Kingdom and possibly used Princess Bubblegum as a sort of muse to construct his Candy Wife. But Peppermint Larry is not the only character in Flapjack to go to the Candy Kingdom, just the only one who made it back. Phil, in Adventure Time, used to be an inhabitant of Stormalong Harbor, until he somehow shipwrecked into the land of Ooo ( Adventure Time ). This is why he is seen in the city of thieves, as he was one of the many crooks and thieves in Stormalong Harbor. Adventure Time though has not many connections within Flapjack because Finn is afraid of the ocean, where Flapjack takes place. If I missed anything or there’s a hole in this theory please tell me.”
The Real Ice King
The Theory: The Ice King is a metaphor for dementia.
Why it could be true: “Common symptoms of dementia include: – Memory loss and thought pattern loss. Depression – Sociopathic symptoms (loss of empathy, bursts of basic emotions like anger, lack of social cues) – Paranoia and seeing things.”
Sound familiar? They also point out that the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which makes his longing for Betty all kinds of The Notebook sad. According to tvtropes, this also explains Marceline’s avoidance of The Ice King as a way to cope with the grief of the person she lost. Oh man… all I want to do right now is hug Hambo.
What did you think? A lot of times I try not to believe some fan theories as they hurt too much. There was one I saw regarding Marshall Lee, that he was the original Vampire King and Marceline killed him so she could become the new Vampire Queen and stay with Ash instead of marrying Marshall. Again, these are just theories but you have to love them anyway. You can find all of these theories anyway on Tumblr, Pinterest or just by Google. Let me know what ideas you have!
As always, keep smiling!
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