In the world of video games, there are some truly crazy and funny theories that lead users from all over the world to debate for hours. Today we dive into some of these mysterious, hilarious, absurd, and revealing fan theories that put a surprising twist on some of the industry’s most renowned titles. Remember that these are theories elaborated by fans and analyzed in details and assumptions, but none of them have been denied or confirmed by the developers of the titles. Are they true?
Animal Crossing and the kidnapping of children
This urban legend, myth or rumor maintains that the character Captain, in reality, is an evil kappa who is dedicated to kidnapping children in his taxi and taking them to a mysterious town from which they cannot escape. For this reason, the games begin this way, and the player has a boyish-looking avatar who is forced to work to survive as soon as he arrives in this new town.
Shortly after starting the game, the player is in debt to Tom Nook, who becomes an abusive and demanding boss, something very common in human trafficking. This is the main test for those who maintain that the Captain kappa is dedicated to kidnapping children at the beginning of each game. What’s more. Why else can’t we leave town for the entire game?
Majora’s Mask and the representation of the 5 stages of the duel
This theory elaborated by fans makes a very particular reading of the plot of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, where Link’s journey is a representation of the 5 stages of the duel. If we take it as real, the plot of the game is based on the 5 pillars that people go through to deal with the death of a loved one: denial, anger, negotiation, depression and acceptance.
Denial is represented in Clock Town, its inhabitants refuse to believe that the moon is going to destroy them, and even when they see it closer every day, they never stop making fun of those who try to warn them. The second stage, anger, is represented by the Deku tribe of the Cataract Forest. The loss of the princess and the way in which the inhabitants blame the forest tribe, reflects how in the face of a loss, we go from denying it to trying to blame others.
The ghost that tries to return to life is the representation of the negotiation, seeking in any way a magic remedy that can resurrect it. Then comes the depression, the attempt to disconnect from everything and everyone, like Zora Lulu, who belonged to a musical group and has lost her voice and the courage to make music.
Finally, acceptance, reflected in the game in the Ikana Valley, when Link barely has masks and other characters, and must face the loss of his own identity in order to begin to rebuild himself. Is Majora’s Mask then an attempt by the developers to work the duel from a video game, or just a series of coincidences?
Pokémon is set in a world in permanent warfare
A curiosity about the video games of the Pokémon saga is that we never find parents of the characters. There are hardly any grown men, except for Professor Oak and the older coaches. One of these adults is Lieutenant Surge, who maintains that an electric Pokémon saved his life “during the war.” From this phrase, a theory began to gain strength among fans of the Nintendo series.
The central axis of this theory is that, at some point in history prior to the development of the adventures, Pokémon would have been used as weapons of war. For this reason, many of the adults have perished and the world is looking to regain stability while learning to live with Pokémon and avoid using them to fight for the destructive effects they have on the environment.
Squall has died
In Final Fantasy VIII, at the end of the first disc a gigantic piece of magical ice pierces the body of Squall, the protagonist. From that moment on, according to theory, the events we live through are actually a fantasy in the mind of the young SeeD aspirant who has been killed by the witch Edea.
The enigmatic end of the game, with a scene in which the characters that appear in front of the camera have their faces blurred, adds to this idea that would be explaining that from the beginning of the second CD onwards, all events are a creation of the warrior’s own mind imagining how he would have wished his own life to be. While there is no indication that this theory is real or fictitious on the part of the developers, it must be admitted that the fans went to great lengths to try to explain it.