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

It seriously threw us off our groove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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