5 Fan Theories That Completely Change Your Favorite Shows and Movies

5 Fan Theories That Completely Change Your Favorite Shows and Movies

The SpongeBob characters represent what??!!!
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We are an interesting species aren't we?

On one hand, we despise complexity. Many times, we have often try to make serious issues more simple than they really are. That's why we use stereotypes all the time; its just easier to keep things disgustingly simple.

On the other hand, we love making things way more complicated than they have to be.

Case in point: fan theories.

For some reason, we seem to love to look far too much into our favorite TV shows and movies. Nothing can be as it seems, there just has to be something deeper and darker. While these fan theories can often be bonkers, they can also offer alternative possibilities that manage to be better than the official product. That is why we are gonna look at 5 fan theories that completely change your favorite shows and movies:


5. Neo is NOT The One (The Matrix Trilogy)

No one has made the fan theory a sort of art-form quite as much as one Matthew "MatPat" Patrick. The mind behind the popular Game Theory and Film Theory YouTube channels has long made theories that have changed fans' perceptions of their favorite franchises. MatPat puts an insane amount of research to justify what would normally be seen as outlandish statements. One of his most famous theories claimed that "The One" (the man prophesied to free the humans from machine oppression in the Matrix Trilogy) is not main character Neo, but rather the trilogy's villain, Agent Smith. The reason for this is claim is that, unlike Neo, Smith fulfilled all the criteria for "The One" specified by the franchise's mythology.


4. Seven Deadly Sins (SpongeBob)

This is one of the more straightforward theories you will find. The theory states that the seven chief residents of Bikini Bottom are personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins. Anyone who knows of these sins and watched the show can easily match up the characters with their sins:

SpongeBob represents Lust, because of his excessive love for life.

Gary represents Gluttony, as Spongebob always has to remember to feed him.

Squidward represents Wrath, because his hatred for his life.

Mr. Krabs represents Greed, a no-brainer there.

Plankton represents Envy, because of his jealousy of Mr. Krabs' success.

Patrick represents Sloth, another no-brainer.

Finally, Sandy represents Pride, as seen in her boasting of her accomplishments and Texas background.

I think Mermaid Man might be on to something.


3. "Fly, You Fools!" (Lord of the Rings)

Despite being one of the most beloved trilogies in film history, many fans claim that the Lord of the Rings movies have a giant glaring flaw: the Eagles. Many fans claim that if the Fellowship had just used the Eagles, they could have ended the war within a couple of minutes. One popular theory claims that such an idea was the plan all along. In the middle of the first movie, Gandalf urges his allies to "Fly, you fools!" before falling to his (temporary) death. Many fans have speculated that the quote was Gandalf telling Frodo and friends to fly the Eagles to Mount Doom, where they could easily drop the ring into the fire. As to why Gandalf didn't mention it again after he come back, it is possible that he just forgot about it. While the cast has disputed this theory, fans seem to be pretty convinced of it.


2. The Babies Aren't Real (Rugrats)

Did you watch Rugrats growing up?

What if I told you that, aside from Angelica, none of the babies actually existed?

That is the basis of this infamous fan theory. The theory claims that Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil are actually the figments of an insane Angelica's imagination. The theory goes as far as to claim that (among other things) Chuckie died along with his mother at child birth and that Phil and Lil's mother had an abortion.

To think that Cynthia was once the most horrifying thing about this show...


1. Ash is in a Coma (Pokémon)

This is arguably the most infamous fan theory of all time. For years, Pokémon fans have been trying to figure out why series protagonist Ash has remained 10 years old despite his countless adventures. This theory claims that the reason for that is because Ash is in a coma, caused by being struck by Pikachu's lightning at the end of the very first episode. The theory also claims that the rest of the series is basically a dream, with each person Ash encounters having a connection to his inner-demons, fears, and desires.

Could you imagine the show ending like that?

Cover Image Credit: Encyclopedia SpongeBobia - Fandom

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I'm Sorry But I Just Don't Want Trump Supporters In My Life

To me political views are an insight into who a person is, so no I don't look past them when considering the people I want in my life.

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In being as outspoken as I am about my political affiliations, I often get asked questions that attempt to force me to admit that I don't always adhere to my ideals.

One of the most ridiculous (asked by one of my high school peers) was "would you ever date a conservative?" Of course, my immediate answer was definitely not, but it forced me to consider how the political views of the people in my life impact my relationships with them.

Of course, conservative affiliations exist on a large scale, with moderates being very different from Trump supporters, but at the end of the day, I just don't want Trump supporters in my life.

To me, being liberal or a Democrat is in part about having compassion for people other than yourself.

It's recognizing needs that exist among various identity groups, which might not be your own, and saying that these people deserve to have their needs met by governing institutions.

While I'm not a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I support their access to marriage, child adoption, and a whole host of other equal rights. I'm an upper-middle-class white woman, but I support policy that protects the rights of non-white Americans or of immigrants. I feel that as a human being I have a responsibility to help correct any injustices that exist, whether they pertain to myself or not.

The policies that make me so against Trump are contrary to this belief that you help everyone around you regardless of whether doing so helps yourself.

Things like the border wall, privileges for the wealthy, refusing to raise the minimum wage, refusing to make healthcare accessible for all, and infringing on women's reproductive rights all work to create a less free, less equal America.

Some of his policies would directly impact my life, some wouldn't, but I am against them nonetheless because I refuse to be a part of a country and government that denies its people basic human rights.

This concept even expands beyond Trump supporters. People who claim to be conservative in terms of economics but socially liberal also fail to recognize the entire point of liberalism.

To support everyone keeping their own money and not put any of it toward helping others, yet say that you support social equality is completely contradictory. If you support equality and care about the well-being of people outside of your own identity group, you would not continue to support conservative economic policy.

People who are informed about political issues and who care about others do not truly support Trump's policies.

It's a broad statement, I know, but Trump was elected on a platform of making other people's lives worse so a small group of people can be better off. Anyone who supports that agenda is simply not someone I want in my life.

It has nothing to do with only wanting to be surrounded by people who agree with me, and I gladly engage in conversation with people who have views contradictory to my own. However, when it comes down to people who I have close relationships with, I want to be surrounded by good and positive people who can see outside of their own lives enough to have compassion for those they don't know.

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Alabama’s Abortion Ban, Passed Into Law By 25 Men, Is Not Pro-Life — It’s Anti-Woman

We get it, you hate women.

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Several states across the country have decided that women aren't allowed to have basic human rights this week, making pregnancy mandatory.

In blatant attempts to get the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade with a more conservative court leaning, women are being thrown to the wolves and told that they aren't the deciders of their own bodies.

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and now Missouri have decided to disregard the lives of their own citizens. Their "pro-life" near-total abortion bans and heartbeat bills go so far as to disregard even rape or incest exceptions, sparking outrage nationwide.

Doctors who perform these procedures could even face felony charges and receive 99 years in prison, according to the Alabama bill just recently signed into law. In Georgia, women who miscarriage could be investigated to see if they had responsibility.

These states have decided that the unborn have more rights than women. That a clump of cells has more of a right to life than I do.

The attack on women is even more fierce now than ever, and frankly, it's exhausting.

It's exhausting that, as a woman, I have to fight to convince legislators that I'm a human being deserving of rights, that my body and what happens to it should only be decided at my discretion. It's exhausting that women have to open up all of their wounds and fight battle after battle to try to keep the government from owning our bodies.

Think of this scenario: If I were to become pregnant with a baby that I couldn't support, I wouldn't have a choice. Motherhood would be required by law.

The father of that baby, however, has absolutely no legal responsibility to stay by my side. There's no law that makes fatherhood mandatory. Men still have control over their bodies, and they always have. They've never had to fight to gain the right to vote, to be treated as an equal. For me, though, my body and sexuality are policed and controlled by other people.

You're not pro-life if you don't care about the people already alive.

The people in poverty, the homeless, the racially discriminated against, the children in foster care. You're pro-fetus, pro-womb, pro-pregnancy. You care more about that baby when it's in a woman's body more than you do about its life and wellbeing after birth.

That's disgusting, and the men who decide they can make these decisions for women are disgusting.

State legislators have decided that their own agendas are more important than what the majority of the public actually wants.

They've decided that women don't matter to them, that women don't matter at all.

Even if instances of rape and incest were excused from the bans, a woman shouldn't have to be raped for you to agree that she has control over her own body and can make her own decisions.

If it's not your body, it's not your choice. Whether you're some small town guy who votes Republican just because his parents do or you're a United States Senator, it's not your choice.

These bills are outright attacks on women, non-binary people, and trans men everywhere. If you're really pro-life, you'll care about every single living person, not just a fetus. If you're really pro-life, you'll let women have basic human rights.

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