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17 Fan Theories That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind With Their Devastating Logic

Just casually rethinking everything right now, NBD!

I'm sure anyone who is a huge fan or even just a casual watcher of TV and movies has come up with their own fan theories that they will believe until the end of time.

Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory"

And when redditor u/AwkwardJewler asked, "What fan theory do you 100% accept as true?", people definitely didn't hold back in sharing theirs!

So here are some of the wildest fan theories that people believe in 100%.

1. Donkey from Shrek is one of the kids in Pinocchio who turned into a donkey.

Pinnochio seeing Lampwick turn into a donkey from "Pinnochio" and Donkey being walked in "Shrek"

2. Every aspect of Friends completely exist only in Phoebe's head.

3. Kevin Malone from The Office is actually a genius.

4. Each episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia starts with a date and time because they're all testifying against each other in court.

Opening cards from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" displaying the time, date, and place

5. In Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, Admiral Ozzel is a rebel spy.

Admiral Ozzel

6. Loki was controlled by the tesseract more than he let on.


7. In Ratatouille, the old lady at the beginning of the movie is the food critic's mother.

Old lady in the beginning of "Ratatouille" sitting in a chair and the food critic, Anton Ego in a flashback scene.

8. The Jetsons and the Flintstones are living at the same time in a dystopian future.

The Jetson family flying to work in "The Jetsons" and The Flintstone family driving to a drive-in movie in "The Flintstones"

9. James Bond's primary purpose is to be a distraction to keep attention off the spies who actually spy.

James Bond in "Skyfall"

10. The monsters in Courage the Cowardly Dog are actually regular people.

Courage from "Courage the Cowardly Dog" getting scared by Eustace scary mask

11. The "real world" in the Matrix movies is just another layer of the Matrix designed specifically to appeal to people unwilling to conform to the standard Matrix.

Neo from "The Matrix"

12. Rory's book in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is actually the original show.

Rory Gilmore in "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" holding a transcript of her book

13. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joyce's aneurysm occurred indirectly because of Dawn.

Buffy tells Dawn that Joyce has died in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

14. Andy from The Office hired people to play his parents because he was too embarrassed for Angela to meet his real parents.

Andy's parents from Season 4 and Season 8 in "The Office"

15. Peter Pan actually kills any lost boy who grows into adulthood.

Peter Pan flying away from Caption Hook and his sword in "Peter Pan"

16. The secret ingredient in a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob SquarePants is crab meat.

17. And finally, Moana actually dies in the thunderstorm.

What are some of the fan theories that you 100% believe to be true? Let us know in the comments below!

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.