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The 21 Craziest Fan Theories Of 2015

Jon Snow is the love child of Jar Jar Binks and Harry Potter. Prove us wrong.

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1. Jar Jar Binks was secretly a Sith Lord throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and pulled the strings to put Emperor Palpatine in power and destroy all Jedi.

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To make a very long story short, Jar Jar Binks is not a bumbling idiot, and is using his goofy antics as a cover. He's actually a very competent fighter and a powerful Force user who manipulates everyone in the prequel trilogy into putting Palpatine in power, and is directly responsible for the death of all the Jedi and the rise of the Empire.

2. The friends from Friends literally reserved that table at Central Perk all day, every day.

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If you've ever been to a crowded coffee shop in New York City, you know how hard it is to get a seat for one person, let alone six. The Friends friends got around that by reserving their table every day. (OK, not a fan theory, but still, I bet you never noticed that little "reserved" sign during the 10-season run of Friends.) (Also, douche move reserving that prime spot every day, assholes.)

3. Homer Simpson has been in a coma since April of 1993, and everything that has happened on The Simpsons since then has been an elaborate coma dream.

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After Bart pranks Homer (by shaking up a can of beer) and puts him in a coma, this fan theory states that we must be seeing Homer's coma dreams because the tone of The Simpsons makes a huge shift, and goes from being a relatable show about an American family to a wacky series of insane misadventures like Hank Scorpio and Maggie shooting Mr. Burns. This may also explain why the characters don't age after 22 years on the air.

4. Glenn isn't dead.

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If you're caught up with The Walking Dead you probably mourned along with the rest of us when Glenn gets dragged into a pack of walkers by a dying Nicholas. Except, there's a lot of evidence (both in real life and in the show) to suggest Glenn managed to escape the dire situation.

5. Neither is Jon Snow.


Not exactly, at least. This is tied to another theory that Jon Snow is actually the product of an affair between Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and that when the Night's Watch go to burn his body to prevent him from transforming into a wight, they're going to be awfully surprised when his Targaryen blood keeps him from burning (see: Daenerys Targaryen).

6. Also, this filming location is probably The Tower of Joy, thus proving the beloved R + L = J Game of Thrones fan theory. / Via

The Castillo de Zafra in Guadalajara, Spain, which was announced by HBO as a shooting location earlier this year, strikes an uncanny resemblance to the Tower of Joy, which is where Ned Stark discovered his sister Lyanna laying in a blood-soaked bed. (Perhaps caused by complications from a certain clandestine birth of a beloved character.)

7. Jack from Titanic was a time traveller sent back to save Rose's life.

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He has no period-specific currency on hand at the beginning of the movie. His haircut and style are straight out of the 1930s. He mentions Lake Wissota and Santa Monica Pier, both of which wouldn't be built until years after the Titanic sank. Dude is definitely a time walker (and apparently a total amateur one at that).

8. The Dursleys were so mean to Harry Potter because he was a Horcrux.

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As we see in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when Ron was exposed to Salazar Slytherin's locket, being in the presence of a Horcrux makes people act awful and selfishly. Leave the Dursleys alone.

9. Voldemort, Snape, and Harry are modern allegories to the Peverell brothers we meet in “The Tale of the Three Brothers," and Dumbledore is Death.

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Voldemort sought power, like the eldest Peverell brother. Snape acted out of obsession over a lost love, like the middle brother. Harry's story resembles that of the youngest brother, escaping Death until he "went with him gladly and as equals they departed this life." The youngest Peverell met Death "as an old friend" which echoes Harry's meeting with Dumbledore at King's Cross, and Dumbledore was behind the deaths of Snape and Voldemort. (Bonus: J.K. approves.)

10. Inside Out's Bing Bong didn't disappear into nothingness, he actually ended up in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.


More of a fan hope than a fan theory, many chose to believe that the popular Inside Out character Bing Bong ended up at Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, a place where imaginary friends go to wait for new kids to adopt them. This theory/hope is so popular that it inspired quite a bit of fan art, like the illustration above.

11. According to the rules of the film, the fly in The Emperor’s New Groove must have once been a human.

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In Disney's The Emperor's New Groove, the only animals that can speak to humans (or former humans) are animals who were once human themselves. Because we hear the fly cry out as he's being devoured, we weren't witnessing a spider eating a fly, but rather a spider eating a former human being. Gruesome.

12. Far from the villain of The Dark Knight, the Joker was actually the true hero of Gotham.

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Through a series of perfectly executed moves, the Joker sets up Harvey Dent as a martyr, rids Gotham of organized crime by destroying their cash flow, and then convinces Batman himself to retire (albeit in a completely shocking manner), proving that the eight years of peace we see at the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises weren't earned by some idiot vigilante in a rubber mask, but were bought about by the Joker's calculated chaos.

13. And Bane was not a villain in The Dark Knight Rises, but was in fact Batman's ally the whole time.

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Bane's motivations in The Dark Knight Rises are misunderstood. Bane's destruction of Gotham City is part of a complex plot to dismantle the League of Shadows and inspire Bruce Wayne to pass on the legacy of Batman to the city and the next generation.

14. The final step to making a Horcrux is...cannibalism.

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To make a long theory theory short, it takes more than killing someone to make a Horcrux, otherwise the Harry Potter universe would be lousy with the damned things. Voldemort must have done something a little more intimate to attach a portion of a victim's soul to a Horcrux. You know, like eating them.

15. The lamp peddler at the beginning of Aladdin is indeed the Genie.

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This theory is actually confirmed by the directors of the film. The lamp peddler telling the story of the movie is actually the Genie after he's been freed from servitude. (The veracity of the fan theory about the film taking place in a post-apocalyptic future, however, remains unresolved.)

16. Lime green represents evil in the Disney universe.


From Scar to Maleficent to Ursula, most villains in Disney movies are surrounded by wisps of green smoke, streaks of green electricity, or plumes of green flame. If you find yourself in a Disney film, and things start to look a little lime green, get the hell out of there.

17. Pigeon Man from Hey, Arnold! committed suicide in front of Arnold.

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At the end of a memorable episode of Hey, Arnold!, Arnold's good friend Pigeon Man is lifted into the sky by his own pigeons, and flown into a heavenly sunset. It's a poetic scene, but because Pigeon Man's coops had just been destroyed and his pigeons scattered, the beautiful vision may have been invented by Arnold's traumatized mind, which was actually witnessing a man jumping off a roof to his death.

18. The Dementors are so interested in Harry Potter because he has 1.125 of a soul.

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Dementors feed off peoples' souls. Harry has an eighth of Voldemort's soul attached to his. That makes Harry an extra-tasty morsel in the non-eyes of the Dementors.

19. Casper the Friendly Ghost is actually super-fucking scary-looking.

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In the cartoons, when people see Casper, they run screaming. But he's basically a floating marshmallow with a face, so why are people so afraid him? It's because the cutesy version of Casper is how he sees himself, while the rest of the world sees an awful and twisted dead child.

20. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy is a guilty fucking sociopath.

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Andy Dufresne was not an innocent man falsely incarcerated at Shawshank who was beholden to an evil warden, but was in fact a cold-hearted murderer who definitely killed his wife. He was a manipulative sociopath, who played his "best friend" Red and many other like pieces on a chessboard to secure his freedom and escape justice.

21. James Bond's balls got all messed up in Casino Royale, which is why he never gets anyone pregnant.

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Casino Royale is the first sequential Bond film, and in it Daniel Craig's Bond character gets his bits and pieces brutally walloped by Mads Mikkelsen's Le Chiffre. In every Bond movie since (so, all of them) Bond sleeps with numerous women without knocking any of them up. That's probably because James' Golden Gun is shooting blanks, if you catch our drift.

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