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This Elaborate Fan Theory About "Labyrinth" Will Blow Your Mind

Why is the King of the Goblins abducting babies from teen girls anyway? Glam Damnit has spent a lot of time thinking about this. A lot.

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Jareth also created a beautiful palace for his Sarah, one where she'd be treated like the Queen she was.

Sadly, time moved differently in the fairy world then the mortal one. By the time Jareth believed his new realm worthy of his love, his Sarah was long since dead.


A common name, it doesn't take Jareth long to find another dark-haired Sarah. Over and over again.

Ones with an unfair step-mother and unwanted younger sibling. Unable to reason, Jareth kidnaps the babies and the cycle repeats. Only this time, the Sarahs follow.

Some of the Sarahs complete their quest and win back their baby siblings.

Some of them die in the attempt. Completely unhinged Jareth turns children not recovered in time into goblins to join the ranks of his Sarah's little brother.


As the Sarahs solve the Labyrinth faster and faster, new distractions are added.

The junk yard of useless treasure, the Bog of Eternal Stench. If his Sarah is determined to stay only long enough to regain the child, Jareth will delay her as long as possible in the hopes one day, she'll choose to stay.

But how does the story of Jareth become so garbled in the mortal world?

At least one lucky Sarah must have escaped — but not with the whole story — and over time her (or their) stories were turned into the fairy tale the most recent Sarah obsesses over with such devotion.