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This "The Emperor’s New Groove" Fan Theory Will Change Your Childhood

It seriously threw us off our groove.

Disney's The Emperor's New Groove is a generally happy tale about an Inca emperor who gets turned into a llama.

But Reddit user lish_94 has made a rather morbid observation that'll make you reconsider everything you once believed.

We all remember the scene where Llama Kuzco wanders into the scary forest and sees this fly being devoured by a spider.

Remember how that fly screams, "Help me! Help me!"?

This scene was clearly a reference to a 1958 sci-fi horror film called The Fly.

It's a direct quote and visual allusion to The Fly.

But lish_94 claims it could mean so much more...

Because in the film, the only animals that can speak are the ones that used to be humans.

Take Kuzco: He can't talk to other animals but can talk to humans.

Or Yzma in cat form, who also can talk to only humans.

But the squirrels in the film can only speak in squeaks. They don't speak words like humans.

So it follows that the fly from the forest who audibly says, "Help me!" must have once been human.

Which also means a real human person just got murdered in front of our eyes.

Naturally, Reddit commenters were quick to share their follow-up theories about the Fly's backstory.

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Including this hilarious one about Yzma's original plot for revenge.

If this turns out to be true, the entire film is much darker than we originally thought.

Here's the clip, so you can judge for yourself.

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