People Share The Fan Theories That Make So Much Sense They're Considered Canon
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Fan theories are almost like the conspiracy theories of fandom.

Except they don't lead to people refusing to follow public health guidelines during pandemics or storm the United States Capitol Building.

Instead they can spread so far and so often the line between wishful thinking on the part of fans can get confused with canon—the works of a particular fictional realm that are recognized as genuine.

Fan theories generally arise to fill in the gaps or resolve unanswered questions from the original work.

Sometimes those lines blur.

Redditor redhead_in_red asked:

"What unofficial fan theory makes so much sense you consider it canon?"

Diversion, Just a Diversion

"James Bond is the loud distraction that lets the real spies do their work undetected."

"As soon as he rocks up to a new location he says 'BOND. JAMES BOND IS HERE. THE SPY. I'M HERE'."

- Legitimate-Suspect-3


​Two Sides, One Coin

"Mary Poppins is the same species as Pennywise (It), except she feeds off children's joy instead of their fear."

- perishingtardis


​Rebel Scuma

"Admiral Ozzel in the Empire Strikes Back is a rebel spy. He does everything possible to deflect suspicion from Hoth, first by trying to prevent Piett from reporting the finding to Vader, and then by trying to deflect suspicion to smugglers once Vader overhears."

"Then, once Vader has made up his mind to attack the rebel base, Ozzel "goofs up" the hyperspace jump, alerting the rebels to the Imperial fleet and giving them time they otherwise would not have had to evacuate the base."

"Everything he does is either hilariously incompetent, even by imperial standards, or perfectly designed to give the rebels the best possible chance to survive."

"'Clumsy as he is stupid' or an agent who sacrificed his life to give the rebellion a chance? You decide."

- JustafanIV

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See an Optometrist

"Dora the Explorer is visually impaired."

- Shatterphim

"This one is true. I get so sick and tired of showing her where sh*t is on the map like how tf do you not see it bruh??"

- Alm8360NoScoPro



"Storm Troopers are actually very accurate, but in both New Hope and Empire, they were under orders to not shoot to kill."

"In New Hope, Vader knew Obi-Wan was on board. He wanted to face him personally."

"In Empire, it's because they needed them to escape on the Falcon in order to follow the tracer they installed on it, and thus find the new rebel base."

- ArcadianDelSol


Which Witch Is Which?

"Nothing supernatural happened in the original Blair Witch project. It was just two friends conspiring to murder another friend, and terrorizing her before doing it."

- SnooChipmunks126

blair witch horror GIF by Lionsgate Giphy

Does Michael know?

"KITT (Knight Rider) was built from a crashed Cylon (original Battlestar Galactica)."

- MadMacs77

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An Eye Open

"King Of The Hill: Dale is in fact under surveillance."

"In the final episode, we learn that Boomhauer is a Texas Ranger. There is a theory that Dale was just wacko enough for the feds to notice, and they looked for, and found, a ranger who had known him from boyhood."

"It is more or less his job to monitor Dale. Since Dale isn't really dangerous, Boomhauers job is very easy."

"It's why we never really see him work, he just drinks beer with Dale, files reports weekly, and has plenty of time to chase women."

- Elendilmir



"Palpatine siphoned Padme’s life force to keep Vader alive. That was his Sith secret to eternal life - draining the life of others."

- DJZbad93

revenge of the sith episode 3 GIF by Star Wars Giphy

007 again

"The Rock is Sean Connery’s final Bond film."

- AliTaylor777

"An aging covert operative brought out of a kind of forced retirement to infiltrate an island and prevent a group of mercenaries from killing millions with experimental missile-based military technology."

- AdvocateSaint

"Yeah, my brother and I decided that Connery's character in The Rock is an aged 007 and Eastwood's character in Unforgiven is a Man with No Name who survived into late middle age and tried to put down his pistols."

- Devi1_May_Cry

Some of these make perfect sense.

Others stretch the canon pretty thin.

So what do you think?

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