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Food For Thought: A Couple Of Fan Theories That Are Worth Considering

In this digital age of entertainment, fan theories come a dime a dozen. Here are a few sensible ones worth considering. *SPOILER ALERT*

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1. Stranger Things: The Government Didn't Create The Monsters, But It Did Create The Gate To The Upside Down

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Think about it, even as there is the running theme of "problems caused by shady government experiments". Still, the popular fan theory that the government created The Upside Down is bizarre at best. Even if someone managed to spin it like Kellyanne Conway, there is hardly a government official who would sign off on a plan to deliberately create a realm of monsters. Especially if it is in an area that is a little too close to an area with a civilian population.

But there is the possibility that they created to the Gate, or at least discovered it by accident. Who knows? After all, in the fifth episode, there was a Russian spy in the area. Perhaps the original intention was for a place where he and his fellow agents could "disappear". It is the type of thing that leaves open the idea for plausible deniability, considering the Cold War tactics of the time.

2. Game of Thrones: Sorry Guys, But Tyrion Might Die Next Season

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Look, we all love Tyrion Lannister. He's compelling, he's hilarious, and he's the reason Peter Dinklage is more or less set for life. But this is Game of Thrones, folks, let's be real. George R.R. Martin and the showrunners didn't make their bones by keeping around fan favorites. If they did, then characters like Barristan Selmy and Doran Martell would still be around.

Which is why journeying back home as the Hand of the Queen to the Mother of Dragons will ultimately doom him. Remember folks, everybody in the Seven Kingdoms thinks he killed Joffery and he definitely killed Tywin. And the latter of whom is a man presented to be one of the greatest administrators and generals who stayed loyal to the Iron Throne. If a Cersei-backed assassin doesn't shank him the first moment Tyrion has alone, then he'll be torn apart by a random angry mob. Which is a shame, because it means we'll miss stuff like this.

3. Miraculous Ladybug: Hawkmoth Isn't The Ultimate Villain Of The Show

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If you've been hanging out around Tumblr, chances are that you've heard of this French superhero cartoon. If you're the type of fan who's been riding the Marvel train up until Iron Fist Junction, this sort of thing might be right up your alley. It, like a niche restaurant in a dingy neighborhood, does a good job of both subverting and upholding expectations. Plus, there's a uniquely French take on stuff you've seen before; unfortunately, this includes things like "running away from obvious threats" and "eating disgusting cheese".

With that in mind, it seems hard to believe that the current villain will be the ultimate baddie. Sure, Hawkmoth is a fun character to watch, even as he acts like a Bond villain trying to be a cosplayer for a show that never existed. But his kwami must've come from somewhere, as well as his ability to create akumas. Perhaps, dear reader, there is a chance in season 2 to explain the deal with him. Or another opportunity is passed to resolve the cursed love square.

4. The Next Season Of The MST3K Revival Will Feature A Riff Of "The Super Inframan"

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The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been a major success for Netflix, to put it mildly. Then again, how could it not be? It was backed by what has been the most successful Kickstarter campaign in the longest time. Not to mention that Netflix has been willing to deliver sequel seasons, unless it is an absolute failure.

With that in mind, one of the movies that will probably be showing up in the theater is The Super Inframan. There are two major reasons why this movie is such a juicy target. One, it is a Hong Kong take on the Super Sentai genre that inspired things like Power Rangers. And two, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and the Skeleton Crew are inspired by several of the villains in the movie, which creator and original star Joel Hodgson confirmed. Thus leaving open the possibility for some great meta commentary.

So what do you think, sirs?

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