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    I heard once that all of Mario's adventures are all staged. So all the games we play are plays (no pun intended) and it has some pretty strong evidence. Mario doesn't seem to care when Peach gets kidnapped, Peach doesn't either it's like she WANTS to be kidnapped. And in SMB3 the title screen is a stage with the curtain rising and everything. The platforms in the game are all held by wires and in some stages you see shadows in the "sky" which is actually a background in the stage 454013-3.jpg Also in the end of a level it's all black like its the end of the stage. To me it explains a lot of things like being able to breathe underwater and to shoot fire underwater. What do you guys think of this one?

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    The reason Spongebob is compared to "Lust" is NOT in the sexual way. I know at first it doesn't make sense but this is why: Spongebob WANTS people (well everyone) to like him or be his friend even if they don't like him back (example: Squidward. He HATES Spongebob, yet Spongebob still wants Squidward to be his friend). If you pay attention, he's like this with everyone he comes in contact with, Mrs. Puff, Pearl, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Patrick (at some points), Plankton, or even random customers. Lust is pretty much just an obsession with people and a want for them to like or approve of you.

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    And also, there's another great theory out there for cartoons. If any of you 90's kids remember the show, Doug, someone went above and beyond and watched every single episode and analyzed it with the theory that Doug Funnie is crazy (like multiple mental disorders: schizophrenia, delusions, multiple-personality disorders etc) and not to mention that Roger klotz has rickets (as a little side note) Even if you don't want to believe the (exaggerated) truth in it, it's great to read for a few laughs (I thought most of it was hysterical and I was surprised at how the creators of that show left so many things unnoticed - whether by accident or on purpose) anyway, here's the link for those interested: Doug Funnie is Crazy: Archive
    and of that doesn't work, just search "Doug Funnie is Crazy" on Google.

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    And also, there's another great theory out there for cartoons. If any of you 90's kids remember the show, Doug, someone went above and beyond and watched every single episode and analyzed it with the theory that Doug Funnie is crazy (like multiple mental disorders: schizophrenia, delusions, multiple-personality disorders etc) and not to mention that Roger klotz has rickets (as a little side note) Even if you don't want to believe the (exaggerated) truth in it, it's great to read for a few laughs (I thought most of it was hysterical and I was surprised at how the creators of that show left so many things unnoticed - whether by accident or on purpose) anyway, here's the link for those interested: Doug Funnie is Crazy: Archive
    and of that doesn't work, just search "Doug Funnie is Crazy" on Google.
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    Is there a similar thread about video games? If there isn't, I hope you don't mind if I post this here. There is a game by Enix called Mischief Makers which I played when I was ten. You play as a woman in some sort of space armour, and she looks to be a kind person.

    I have not thought about it until now, but you actually kill children in this game. I know the people you fight against arn't human, but they are still an intelligent species you meet on another planet, so I don't think they are so different from humans. There is a part of the game where you fight in a war and kill a lot of enemies (they melt into a pile and their ghost flies away). But there are also houses with people (or aliens, but they are much like people) who don't fight, they just stand there, and I don't remember if they were enemies or not, but clearly they are civilians. You can kill them, and their children. If you hit them once, they lie on the ground and cry. You hit them again, and they die. You can also pick them up, if they're alive, and shake them and their money falls out.

    Why do you think Enix let the player do this? The game is overall in cute manga-style, and you fight against evil forces.
    Oh I remember that game, I actually still have it and the N64 but haven't played it in sometime. Not sure about the theory itself though, no idea why we had to do it but they weren't the bad guys. You could defeat the old ones as well. Maybe they were hallucination to the main character, perhaps she was on drugs and in reality they were really her people, and the blocks really were the houses.

    I don't know, not a very good theory.

    I find all of this interesting, the Rugrats one is kinda creepy though, although seems like it could happen.
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    HELP ME, MARINAAAAA!

    Yeah, that game scared the crap out of me with some of the stuff you could do...

    I have one:The Ducks, Mice, and Dogs from Disney are all Nazi stereotypes:The ducks are Jews/Poles, the mice are Minorities/foreigners, the Dogs(Goofy and Pluto) are Handicapped/Romani people, and Pete is a Nazi(Nothing "wrong" with the "bad guys" much?)

    That is the heart of Disney's evil empire:its core characters are twisted depictions its Nazi collaborator founder believed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em View Post
    Is there a similar thread about video games? If there isn't, I hope you don't mind if I post this here. There is a game by Enix called Mischief Makers which I played when I was ten. You play as a woman in some sort of space armour, and she looks to be a kind person.

    I have not thought about it until now, but you actually kill children in this game. I know the people you fight against arn't human, but they are still an intelligent species you meet on another planet, so I don't think they are so different from humans. There is a part of the game where you fight in a war and kill a lot of enemies (they melt into a pile and their ghost flies away). But there are also houses with people (or aliens, but they are much like people) who don't fight, they just stand there, and I don't remember if they were enemies or not, but clearly they are civilians. You can kill them, and their children. If you hit them once, they lie on the ground and cry. You hit them again, and they die. You can also pick them up, if they're alive, and shake them and their money falls out.

    Why do you think Enix let the player do this? The game is overall in cute manga-style, and you fight against evil forces.
    I didn't know anyone else actually played that game. I don't think there's any real theory that could be made to explain this. It just seems like an unfortunate implication from the game design that the devs never really thought about.

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    Here's another one

    Garfield, the over-fed, pampered cat is actually a starving stray. His life of comfort and over-indulgence is the product of his simple, and aversive animal night. His body is able to survive the harsh winter nights in the open alleys because his mind denies this fact and instead tells him he's in a warm cat-bed. He survives the crippling hunger-pains of not eating for several days because his brain tells him that they're pains form eating too much lasagna.
    Garfield in reality may even be regularly abused by humans and chased by dogs, thusly why in his delusions he's mentally superior to both the human and the canine he knows. He's already coping in the survival part of the brain, why not cope in the sociological one?
    Anyways, theory goes that Garfield is in a family with Jon and Odie, and has interactions with all the other characters. However, this is all within his mind, as he suddenly wakes up from the nightmare one day, to find the real world a cold, desolate, and abandoned place. Where he once found food, he now finds nothing, and his warmth and shelter are completely devoid, as if the world has suddenly died.
    Garfield cannot comprehend this, and begins hallucinating. Since then, all of the strips of Garfield have been created by his twisted imagination as he slowly starves to death in his abandoned house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Knights of Wario Land View Post
    The Smurfs is a representation of the socialist party: everyone looks the same and are characterized by a generic title, live without signs of war, and the only different Smurf in the village, Papa Smurf, is a representation of Josef Stalin.
    I wonder what the fact that there's only one female Smurf represents? A prostitute?

    I thought it was disturbing enough when I found out that on Hey Arnold, Helga's mother Miriam was supposed to be an alcoholic. There's even one episode that implies her driver's licence was revoked because of drunk driving.

    Great show, but I'm still surprised that something marketed to kids would include a dysfunctional family. Or the inclusion of so many uses of the word "crap" (mostly from Helga). They even say "bollocks" in one episode (to make it even funnier, the character saying it is supposed to be British).

    ETA: I had another theory for a different cartoon. Remember the cartoon As Told By Ginger? Ginger's best friend Dodie has a very mean mum. I theorised that JoAnn (the mean mum) had some sort of mental illness.

    An added bonus is that Ginger's mum seems to be suspicious of JoAnn. When Ginger's mum watches a news report describing a man who escaped from an insane asylum, she says "HA! Put that in a velour jogging suit and you got JoAnn Bishop!" (The man is described as "extremely anxious and emotionally unstable".) In the same episode, JoAnn is looking for her son and his friend (Ginger's brother Carl) when they got lost in the woods. She finds another kid who the two go to school with. JoAnn torments him and then apparently chases him when he is running away.
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    There's a theory that the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is all a dream that Yusei Fudo has, having fallen into a coma after the season 1 finale. There's a much more detailed description, I'll try to find it.
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    There's also the theory that the entire world of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is merely the imagination of a deranged human girl in an insane asylum named Pinkamena Diane Pie (in other words, Pinkie Pie), as her way of coping. Pinkie Pie is simply a split personality of this girl, whom is incarcerated for murdering her parents and friends because her dolls told her to, think about the fanfic "Cupcakes" for a minute, then make the infamous grimdark fanfic take place in the real world with humans, because that's basically what this theroy it to an extent.
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    You all have probably know about the new generation of My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic. It has, for one reason or another, become an overnight sensation. Whether or not you like the show yourself, you have to admit that its success is impressive.
    However, it raises a question. Lauren Faust has worked on other popular shows, and has been working on her own line of toys, The Galaxy Girls. How did she wind up creating the re-make of some 80’s toy commercial instead of working on her own show ideas? It could be that she’s just nostalgic about her childhood MLP toys or something, but even then, what artist wouldn’t rather work on their own ideas?

    I read this news story a few years ago. It was about 6 girls who all went to the same school, and died on the same day, November 7th, 2004. A friend of mine from N.C. sent me the article from a small local newspaper. I forgot about it until I was watching a few episodes of MLP and realized the main characters are surprisingly similar to the girls who died. I decided to look for that article again. The paper had either gotten shut down or I had misremembered the name, so I tried tracking down my old World of Warcraft buddy and asked him for the article. Turned out he happened to have the file saved to his computer, and I was right! There’s a definite connection here!

    The first girl, named Samantha Gales, was obviously the inspiration for Fluttershy. A shy, introverted girl, what her classmates didn’t know was that she was constantly abused at home by her mother and stepfather. Her mother conceived her at age 15, and she blamed poor Samantha for ruining her life. This made Samantha self-conscious. When her stepfather moved in, this made the neglect worsen. Her stepfather never liked having to take care of Samantha when her mother was away, so he would lock her in the basement and leave her, sometimes for a whole day. Her mother tolerated this, and, as she grew, would hit Samantha for talking out of turn. When her half-sister was born, the abuse became considerably worse. She would be starved, forced to sleep outside, and sometimes beaten outright. Because she dressed in shabby clothes and had low self-esteem, she was often picked on by other kids at school. Her only friends were animals she would rescue, which her family would make her get rid of. She committed suicide by overdosing on valium.

    The second, named Janice Walters, was always one of the popular girls. She was rich, smart, beautiful, and seemed to live the charmed life. However, her parents argued constantly and were really only together for appearances. She was held up to a high standard, which made her a perfectionist. She wanted to be a designer and live in Paris, but her parents wanted her to remain in Carolina and marry a proper man, one of good breeding and high income. For the most part, her parents ignored her. Her parents’ only concern was appearing rich and of high social standing, but in reality, her mother married her father because of money, and since he had accumulated so much debt, they had been losing money, fast. This is what got her interested in fashion initially, since she started making her own fashionable clothes to maintain the appearance of wealth. She died in a car crash, when her mother and father got into another argument over money while he was driving. Her neck was snapped on impact and she died instantly. She was clearly the inspiration for Rarity.

    Then there was Alexandra Matthews. Alex was a competitive girl. She always sought to be the best at the best, especially at sports, track in particular. Her father always wanted a boy, and since her mother was declared incapable of having another child, he decided to raise her as if she was his son. In the end though, she loved her mother and father, and was more than happy to play sports with her father. She excelled at them, even. This made her popular, and by the time she was in high school, was being sought out by athletic scouts from Colleges all over the country. This made her try even harder. She had always wanted to compete in the Olympics. However, when she was 15, her mother, who had been told she could never have another child, had a son. After that, her parents didn’t pay very much attention to her, which made her more determined to succeed. She ended up pushing herself so hard at track, she neglected her friends, her grades, and even her personal health. At one point, she became so desperate, she started taking steroids. What her and her family didn’t know was that she had a minor heart condition that the steroids worsened. Since she was pushing herself so hard physically as well, she ended up collapsing during a match due to a heart complication. She died in the hospital, a few days later. In the show, Rainbow Dash seems the most similar.

    The girl most similar to Applejack, Jamie Sanders, was a farm girl, just like the character based off of her. What the show didn’t include was that her farm was run down, and her family always struggling with money. She often times worked odd jobs under the table to try and help to support her family. She had many brothers and sisters, and she was the second, which meant it was up to her and her brother to take care of the “youngins”. This meant she didn’t have enough time to hang out with friends or take any extracurricular activities, or even do her homework on most nights. She had an aunt, whom her family from Manhattan was based off, who kept offering to send money to support her mother and father, but they were proud and always refused. That is until her father died from a heart attack in 2001. Her mother followed shortly after, having killed herself when she couldn’t handle the pressure of taking care of all the children. They were taken in by their then senile grandma, who was incapable of truly take care of them. Jamie herself often times helped out with other family’s yard work to keep her family afloat. She died when she fell into a wood chipper.

    Pinkie Pie’s inspiration probably has the saddest story. Katherine Jackson was a foster child and moved from home to home. Her birth father killed her mother and himself in a fit of rage when she was 5, and she could never quite settle into a good home. Some of the foster families who would take her in were merely interested in the financial support adopting a child would bring, and would refuse to feed or cloth her. Even when she was in a nice home with a good family, the old memories still haunted her, breaking her fragile sanity into a million pieces. She would have nightmares of her mother’s screaming and bleeding and her father screaming for her, claiming to be after her next. By the time she was in high school, she completely snapped. She started to hallucinate and act out in class. Many of the other kids and even teachers assumed she was merely hyperactive and was trying to be funny. She would often times paint and draw and write about fantastical things, and dressed in over the top clothing. All the while her condition was getting worse and worse, the voices and images becoming more realistic and more demanding. She died when she jumped off a building, one of the voices having told her she could fly. What makes that last fact even more chilling is that Lauren originally designed Pinkie Pie to be a pegasus, as seen in her early development sketches.

    The last, Twilight Sparkle’s inspiration, was an A student by the name of Cynthia Little. She was held up to a high standard from a young age. Her older brother was always getting awards for academic and athletic achievement, and she was held up to the same high standard. She ended up neglecting other facets of her life in order to make sure she got the best grades. For a while, this worked. Her parents were proud of her accomplishments and bragged to their friends about having not just one genius child, but two. That is until a local private academy for the gifted started to become interested in her, among several other advanced students. She knew that this would be the best opportunity she could have to prove herself as the perfect child. But the pressure was high. She knew that there were limited spots for new students, and she knew that there would be a test and an essay required to get in. So she became a little desperate. She studied to the point where she would hardly eat, and never sleep. As the test closed in, she panicked, and she opted to find an essay online to copy, and during the test resorted to cheating. When she was caught, her parents were horrified. She sank into a deep depression, and eventually hung herself to save herself the shame of being an imperfect daughter.

    You might be wondering now why Lauren Faust would be inspired to make a sweet children’s show inspired by such depressing events. Perhaps she felt some odd need to give the girls closure, or perhaps to tell their stories in any way she could. Think about it. In the show, Fluttershy is able to take care of the animals she adores, Rarity is a successful designer with loving parents, Rainbow Dash is in fact a great athlete, Applejack has a successful farm, Pinkie Pie is happy with not a care in the world, and Twilight Sparkle was accepted into an exclusive school. Maybe, just maybe, she wanted to give the spirits of these girls what the always wanted.

    And I think they’re happy.

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    If the cast of Charlie Brown had grown up, each of them would have indeed turned into very dark adults.
    Linus would end up getting Sally pregnant in their teens, but Sally would not be mature enough to take care of the baby, and do to her own materialism and need for approval would opt our and decide to get an abortion. Linus would then carry around the blanket he would have given to his newborn child.
    Lucy would grow up to be a sociopath. Everything she would do would be for her own gain. She would become a therapist to be able to revel in each others pain, and even make it worse by making them pay.
    Charlotte Braun was killed early in childhood. (as implied by the creator himself)
    Snoopy would eventually have to get put down, perhaps for biting his master. Woodstock will then sit on the dog house, not understanding his friend will never return.
    Schroeder would never truly end up making his career in music. Being weighed down by his own genius, he would turn to a bitter life of alcoholism and reclusiveness.
    Then of course, there's Charlie Brown. But there won't be much to tell, because he will kill himself even before adulthood. His friends are cruel and his parents aren't even there to comfort him. It should come to no surprise that this is his fate.
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    Here's that EE'nE Theory the first post mentions.

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    Has anyone here heard some of these? They are basically a type of "Wild Mass Guessing" that involve grimdark therories about certain cartoon, anime, and video game series. Here's a few I found that were very interesting:

    There’s a theory that interprets Ed, Edd and Eddy’s entire cast of kids as all being dead and living in a purgatory of an eternal childhood cycle (originally an eternal summer, but then they started going to school), thusly the complete lack of any adults in the purgatory. They’re are a number of explanations for their deaths, ranging from basic deaths such as an explosion due to a gas-leak in the neighborhood, to apocalyptic ones such as nuclear explosion or the spread of a deadly disease that killed most of middle-America. A related theory suggests that the kids in the cul-de-sac are dead children from the neighborhood, each from different time periods (Johnny and Rolf from the 40’s, Kevin from the 90’s, Naz from the 60’s, Jimmy from the 00’s, and so on).
    That's interesting and disturbing, but the only prob is that there was an ep where we see Ed and Eddy's parents, although it was just their hands pulling them into the house. There was also an episode where Edd snapped and called all the parents of the cul-de-sac to come home and the kids started to panic. lol

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    There's one that I heard about Rugrats:

    Grandpa Boris and Grandma Minka are Holocaust survivors. They're old enough to have lived through WWII (which exists in this 'verse) and they're Eastern European Jews.

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    Spinning of the MLP ones,

    There's a fic called MLP Laboratories where the "ponies" are synthetic organisms (think humans twisted into pseudo-equine quadrupedal form) and are trapped in a laboratory where they're harvested for organs and other biological material. They are then drugged into hallucinating Equestria.

    A word of warning, the fic is extremely creepy. I couldn't watch MLP:FiM for a week after reading it.

    Another dark MLP guess has the whole show be the product of a mentally ill artist, Tara Muschel, who was abused by her mother. As a result, Tara basically become Twilight Sparkle after getting consumed by her delusions. She was in a mental institution in a catatonic state for the entire time.
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