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Author Topic: Silly Anything Else Fan Theories Thread  (Read 8777 times)

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:14:23 PM »
Definitely make it clear what you're talking about first, and maybe keep it to one subject per post... I dunno, just a suggestion

Dark Souls

Going Hollow is a metaphor for what happens to game characters when you give up on the game
Dark Souls is one of the most proudly video gamey games I've played in years. In the story, undead people become Hollow by losing their sanity to their immortality, their inability to escape life even after dying again and again. Sound familiar? The games you never finished and gave up on out of frustration, the characters become dead, hostile, empty shells. Lordran may be populated by thousands of Marios and Links and Arthurs and Genes.

The Plague-Infested Barbarians in Blighttown are Shrek
They're huge, they violently protect a swamp level, and drop dung pies when defeated. Their roars must translate to "DONKEHHHHH"

Estus is hot chocolate
I don't know why but it seems like something you'd make at a campfire. It didn't occur to me that it's not much of a camping staple until after I typed it
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 12:25:17 PM »
Pokemon

The professors conduct illicit experiments with Pokemon, namely changing their DNA. That;s why his pokedex is emptry, to cover up the evidence. Would also explain why Eevee can evolve into so many different things and also the existence of Porygon.
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Suffix

  • Steamed
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 03:36:34 PM »
That DOES make some degree of sense... And now, their genetically engineered servants of humanity have killed off all non-Pokemon species.

I've only ever played Demon's Souls, but I like that "going hollow" analogy.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 05:18:51 PM »
Legend of Zelda

The telltale mark of the hero chosen by the gods is narcolepsy
Link starts out so many games asleep. It makes sense for LttP, which begins at night, but Navi struggles to wake him up in OoT, he oversleeps a date with Zelda in TMC, is found taking a nap in the middle of his birthday up on a wooden watchtower in TWW... and in SS it's the most apparent, with it being a subject of friendly jabs between him and Zelda. He'll start nodding off after a few seconds of sitting down. It's a trend that's been on the rise. The next new Link will have it so bad that if you don't take an Energy Potion he may just fall asleep in the middle of a boss fight.
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 03:24:46 AM »
EarthBound

The Magic Cake "vivid dream" was, in fact, Ness's dream
Poo is something like an imaginary friend or a dream character created in Ness's imagination and made real by the Magic Cake. Everything about him and Dalaam are particularly surreal and weird, even for EarthBound. He and his equipment all come out of nowhere and have no real lore. He operates based on what Ness thinks is cool or funny, and is likewise much like some combination of Ness himself and other tricks he probably wishes he could do; some of Paula's PSI, and Starstorm. Food doesn't restore very much of his health, because he's not a real person. Water restores a lot of his PP, because he actually has an unlimited supply of PSI as long as his cool power doesn't run dry. The sanctuary in Dalaam is Pink Cloud... which is what Magicant, one's own dream land, was made of in EarthBound Zero. The only time Poo is mentioned before he is met is when Talah Ramah, a prophetic monkey, says his name... but it can be inferred that he simply saw the future as it was actually going to happen, didn't predict it. He specifically says, in the same monologue, that everything is predetermined.

The previous is so because someone else was supposed to be the fourth hero and it didn't work out.
Porky maybe? Some believe Everdred was supposed to be playable. Apple Kid is the most helpful NPC in the game but maybe whatever prophesized Ness's adventure decided, last second, he needed more help fighting. Picky seems to be Ness's friend but is probably too young.

Porky is hot for Paula
He kidnaps her twice. Sure he wasn't directly responsible for it the second time but was probably involved. Maybe directly... the Department Store Spook takes her to the top floor, maybe Porky took her to the Monotoli building via helicopter.
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Luigison

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 03:04:37 PM »
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 07:57:00 PM »
I see nobody is interested in anything at all
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Luigison

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 08:01:56 PM »
I see BP's sig and feel my arms hurting. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 06:20:13 PM »
I'm interested in other things, but they're not as fun to put into theories as the Mario series.

Zelda is already convoluted, Kirby doesn't really have one, Metroid I thought I had a grasp on until the Prime series (didn't they take place between Metroid and Metroid 2?) and Other M (wasn't it supposed to take place betweenMetroid and Metroid 2? Before or after the Prime series?) and.. those are the only ones I really play/care about..
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 06:34:00 PM »
Let us debate the role of real animals in the Pokemon universe.
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ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »
Alright, now Weegee's onto something. I know there are normal birds and fish visible in some areas, and I recall the first games treating the Pokemon more like a mysterious invasive kingdom of organism than the newer ones, where they seem to be the de facto non-human fauna... personally, I like the weirdly extensive theory this one guy threw around on NeoGAF a while back, about them being the result of alien DNA/life forms mutating and merging with Earth organisms, which will eventually result in an environmental and societal breakdown.
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 07:26:30 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 09:08:57 PM »
I'm thinking that regular animals do exist, but are too unremarkable to pay attention to. It  could be argued that natural selection would have long done way with animals not capable of harnessing fantastical elemental powers, but then humans should be extinct as well.
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 10:42:31 PM »
I like to think animals simply became Pokémon--evolved into them. Humans are still around for the same reason we are now in the real world, without claws or fangs venom or wings or tough hides or thick pelts or stick'em powers: tools. If not for our comparatively incredible capacity to understand the world around us and consciously adapt to it and learn about it, we'd be super dead.

I also am exceedingly convinced that pokédex entries are BS'd most of the time, exaggerated. A device that automatically records data on something it's seen for the first time is stupid. The player character is punching in exaggerated "facts" about their latest catch as they go.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 10:44:48 PM by BP »
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