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Post by Ivogoji » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:36 pm

A thread for my non-Sonic related head-canons. You guys can post here too, but you won't, so...

Disney head-canons:

Daisy Duck is Huey, Dewey, and Louie's aunt and hence the sister-in-law of Donald's sister Della (the boys' mother), in addition to being his girlfriend. Daisy is also Donald's second cousin, being the great niece of Donald's grandfather. This is why all of them have the last name 'Duck'.

Mickey and Minnie are probably related too, but more distantly; I think they're fourth cousins.

Ludwig Von Drake is married to Matilda McDuck ($crooge's sister and Donald's aunt). This is the only way he could be Donald's uncle. Instances of Ludwig claiming to be a bachelor are explained by the professor's spotty memory and other eccentricities. (I dislike other explanations of how Donald and Ludwig are related because they are too complicated.)

There are multiple Petes throughout time, such as a Pirate Pete and a Pecos Pete and an Attila the Hun Pete and so on. This is uncontroversial and is supported in a lot of media, like Epic Mickey. But I'll go a step further and submit that the "main Pete", Mickey's archnemesis, is actually more than one person. The original Pete of the Alice Comedies, the early Mickey cartoons, and the newspaper comic strip was Peg-Leg Pete. As his name implied, he had a peg-leg. He was also much older than Mickey, being old enough to begin a life of piracy 15 years before the events of "Mickey Sails For Treasure Island" (Mickey himself was not more than 17 in that story going off all the references to his age in the comic strip's run). The second Pete, who I assume to be Peg-Leg Pete's son, was depicted as being roughly the same age as Mickey, having first met him when they were children. This happens in stories by Romano Scarpa, whose comics were explicitly set in the same continuity as Floyd Gottfredson's newpaper strip series, so we can't dismiss this as being a case of two different worlds. Pete the younger was also distinguished by having both of his feet intact. Never the less, like his father this Pete was a criminal. In his criminal activities he was frequently aided by his Scarpa created love interest, Trudy. I submit Pete II and Trudy had a son, also named Pete. This Pete is the one featured in Goof Troop, The House of Mouse, and other recent media. Instead of being a criminal, he is only a greedy business man, and while Mickey doesn't like him very much, they are basicly on Gokarting With Bowser terms, instead of wanting to murder each other on sight as was the case between him and Pete's grandfather. While Pete II continues to cause trouble from time to time and Pete III serves non-antagonist roles, Peg-Leg Pete has been "forgotten" and become part of the Wasteland with other 1920-1940s characters.... but soon he will break free to terrorize the world again.

I see Goofy as similarly being split up into multiple incarnations, but I haven't quite worked out how it works. The same "there's an identical individual in every time period each named Goofy" principle is in play like with Pete's character, but with Goofy it's harder to explain things. There was a series of cartoons in the 50s that depicted Goofy as a suburban family man with a son named Junior. The 90s Goof Troop series is an updated version of the same premise. But is Goof Troop a retelling of the older show that -replaces- its events, a sequel that moves the first series forward in time and changes Junior's name to Max, or a distant continuation where a grown up Goofy Junior is the father of Max?


DCAU head-canons:

Teen Titans is part of the DCAU. It wasn't designed to be, but there are direct references to Teen Titans in Static Shock, so its a logical conclusion. Perceived inconsistencies are easily resolved by placing Titans prior to the events of the other shows in the DCAU.
- Dick Grayson is an adult in college in Batman: The Animated Series, while the Dick Grayson in Teen Titans is highschool age. So Teen Titans happened first. What motivated Robin to leave the Titans and return to Gotham? The same thing I believe made him leave Batman's side to begin with: hunting Tony Zucco, the man who killed his parents. BTAS Robin's obsession with Zucco strongly mirrors TT Robin's obsession with Slade; I think Robin went to Jump City to find Zucco, whose trail we know had gone cold in Gotham and who Batman wanted Robin to stay away from (per "Robin's Reckoning"). In the midst of his investigation he learned about Slade, and became fixated with the villain, pouring his frustration over not being able to find Zucco into hunting this new target. Slade's desire to mold Robin into an apprentice served to remind him uncomfortably of Batman, who he was angery with at the time for giving up the chase with Zucco, deepening the fixation. Slade's manipulative overtures left a traumatic impact on Robin's psyche, making him question if Batman was similarly manipulating him his entire life. Robin eventually got wind of Zucco returning to Gotham, and left the Titans to pusue his oldest vendetta, reconciling with Batman after they finally took Zucco down. However the doubt about their relationship left by his experience with Slade persisted despite everything good that passed between the Dynamic Duo, and reached a boiling point when Robin found out Batman had been keeping his girlfriend's identity as Batgirl from him (per "Old Wounds"). Dick accused Batman of controlling them all and molding them to become copies of himself- just like Slade. So Dick left Batman for the last time and broke up with Babs, who took Batman's side in the whole affair, and he left Gotham to forge a new identity. As Nightwing, I imagine he returned to working with the Titans, later on introducing the new Robin Tim Drake to the team after his anger towards Batman had cooled off during The New Batman Adventures, hence an offhand remark by Batman about Tim being with the Titans in an episode of Static Shock. Since he never made peace with Babs, who in Batman Beyond dismissed their old relationship as puppy love, we can suppose he moved on romantically and rekindled things with Starfire. I like to think eventually he put Slade's ghost to rest and fully reached an understanding with Bruce, though given what ultimately happened to Tim Drake in Return of the Joker, perhaps they never reconnected.
- Speedy appears in both Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited, with the same appearance and voiced by the same actor. So this matches up well.
- Kid Flash poses an interesting scenario. Kid Flash is Wally West, and the DCAU Flash is Wally West, but the DCAU version is actually a composite of the comic's Barry Allen and Wally West, who was Barry Allen's sidekick before taking up the mantel. If DCAU and TT Wally are the same person and there's no Barry Allen, who did he inherit the Flash identity from? The JLU episode "Flash and Substance" provides an answer: Jay Garrick's helmet in the Flash Museum. Kid Flash was the sidekick of Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash. This neatly accounts for everything. The only wrinkle is that in "Only A Dream" Flash has a hallucination about gaining his powers in a lab accident as an adult, not as a child... but that was only a dream, not reality. Besides, if we accepted Flash got his powers as an adult, we would have to question why a superhero whose only been active for such a short time has a museum dedicated to his history.
- The Marv Wolfman era Titans comics the television show is based on were released in the 80s, and if my theory is correct this is also the decade the show takes place in. One might object that the quasi-futuristic setting implied by the cartoon rules out this possibility, but we can write this off as a superficial aesthetic decision. Consider Batman The Animated Series, which had an art deco inspired 1930s film noir aesthetic (tvs are colorless, the police use zepplins, everyone wears fedoras, etc.) yet all in-universe dates affirm a 1990s setting and advanced technologies like a virtual reality video game and a machine that can churn out human like robots exist. The advanced technology in both series can be attributed to the expertise of geniuses like Cyborg and Lex Luther, which would allow things like VR games and robots to appear decades sooner than in our world.
- and of course, if this were true, we now know why adult heroes never show up in the Teen Titans series, no matter how big the villans' plans get: there aren't any. Prior to the events of BTAS, there are no superheroes active in the DCAU, except Batman who's a street level vigilante who focuses his efforts on a single city. Speedy and Aqualad tell us there's a Green Arrow and Aquaman around at this time, but the former operates in the same manner as Batman and the latter maintains a non-intervention policy when it comes to the surface world. Jay Garrick had to retire the Flash identity for Wally to take it up later; if he already did before Teen Titans began, it would explain why Kid Flash is working alone when we see him. And of course, all the other superheroes (Superman, Wonder Woman, Lantern, etc) only began their careers after BTAS. So the Titans were on their own throughout all their conflicts; instead of being the new generation of heroes, they were actually the first.



Bruce Wayne and Andrea Beaumont had conceived a child just before she and her father were forced to leave the country. When the girl was born, Andrea was in no position to raise her, so she entrusted Helena to a 'business partner' of her father's- one of his mob connections. However, the Bertinelli family also faced severe concequences for their gang involvement, and Helena's adopted parents were mudered by Steven Mandragora. Helena Bertinelli grew up to be the Huntress, unknowingly following in her biological parents' footsteps. Helena would have been conceived ten years (1983) before Mask of the Phantasm (1993), so she would have been 21 in Justice League Unlimited (2004), which seems plausible.
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Re: Head-Canons General

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm

I find your view on Teen Titans quite convincing.

A few of my own:

Harry Potter:
Tom Marvolo Riddle wasn't a true believer in blood purity, nor truly evil. Insanity induced by the creation of his first Horcrux and worsened by the creation of more lead to him favoring bloody revolution over relatively peaceful politicking and he recruited from blood purists because they were the biggest block of influential Wizards not aligned with Dumbledore or too independent to subjugate.
Queen Elizabeth II and the British Prime Minister would tear the Wizagamot a new one if they ever learned what is really going on in Wizarding Britain.
The eponymous heroine of Matilda by Roald Dahl is a muggle born witch and her powers originated as accidental magic that she proceded to self-teach herself to control, mastering a degree of wandless magic years before recieving her Hogwarts Letter. She is sorted into Ravenclaw upon reaching Hogwarts.
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Post by Ivogoji » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:38 am

^Man, just think of all the kids throughout fiction like Matilda who might be HP wizards and don't know it. Since the HP world is a secret it could quitely exist in almost any setting.

Speaking of HP head-canons, I always figured in the Potterverse there were mages who learned magic "the hard way", as in through years of dicipline and pacts with spirits and what not, and this hard-way magic could be potentially learned by anyone who put in the effort, Muggle or not. The other kind of mage is never discussed in HP either because there's a double masquerade in effect (so both kinds of mages are oblivious to each other) or because the hard-way magic was so difficult and obscure only a handful of people have ever learned how to do it.

Mahou Sensei Negima! might be such an example of the double masquerade situation. In that case the Potterverse wizards don't know about the Negima! Magi because they all secretly live on Mars.
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 pm

That reminds me of another head canon of mine for Harry Potter:

Wanded magic, as taught at Hogwarts is the dominant magical tradition in the British Isles and throughout most of Europe, but it isn't the only magical tradition. Other traditions aren't more than hinted at in the books because either the British Wizards are too isolated from the cultures that practice them or have banned said traditions as being dark.

And a couple related to squibs:
Due to the tendency of even light-side families to, at best, cast out squibs and the prejudice Squibs face if they remain in the Wizarding World, squibs are far more common than most think and many, if not all, so-called muggle borns are actually descended from squib lines that have forgotten their magical heritage.

A hedgewitch or Hedgewizard is a magical of unusually low potential, their magical strength capping at the level of the average Hogwarts fifth year at best. Too weak to activate the charms that generate Hogwarts letters, they are often mistaken for squibs. Merope Gaunt was likely a hedgewitch.

And in case it isn't obvious, I enjoy HP fanfics that explore themes of Old Magic or Magic of the World, and while I can agree there are many young ficitional characters that could fit the pattern for muggle borns doing accidental magic, Matilda seems like such a textbook example that I can't help wondering if she was Rowling's inspiration for the concept of accidental magic. I also wonder if Matilda's intelligence was the inspiration for Ravenclaw and if the Wormwoods and Trunchbull inspired the Dursleys and Umbridge.

Also, I stumbled upon a film theory video on YouTube yesterday I find so convincing that its now my head canon.

Snow White(Disney animated film version, though arguably fits other versions):
The Apple was poisoned with deadly nightshade. This poison would be well known in medieval times, can be found in Southern Germany(where the Brothers Grimm are from and the movie might be set if we tried giving it a real world locale), and can cause near instant unconsciousness in small doses while taking time to be lethal and is somewhat sweet, making an apple an appropriate delivery method. A common treatment is the ingestion of activated carbon to absorb and cleasne the poison from one's system. The soot the Dwarves are covered in from their work as miners would contain large amoungs of activated carbon, enough that just being near them would allow SNow White to inhale enough to counteract nightshade poisoning. The prince's kiss was just coincidence.
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Post by Ivogoji » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:02 pm

Ivogoji wrote:The only wrinkle is that in "Only A Dream" Flash has a hallucination about gaining his powers in a lab accident as an adult, not as a child... but that was only a dream, not reality.
Correction, that scene happened in "The Brave and the Bold".
Another point of evidence for Wally being Teen Titans' Kid Flash I failed to notice before: in "Flash and Substance" there's a Kid Flash costume on display in the Flash Museum.
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Post by Pufflehugs » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:57 pm

PaRappa headcanon
Guru Ant never actually returned to his regular size after his rap, and just ended up becoming a weird roommate to the Rappa family. He usually gets up at weird hours of the night and eats snacks, but denies it when asked.
Parappa: Guru, did you eat my chips?
Guru: I didn't do that, you must have been dreaming!
Parappa: ...Are you sure?
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Post by Triert » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:26 pm

Cuphead Theory: Why each boss made a deal with the devil.

Root Pack - A living vegetable garden might want to defend itself from being eaten and so they asked for power.
Goopey Le Grand - Slimes in video games had a knack for being rather weak, so he also wished for not only power but longevity. Exemplified by him still trying to kill you despite dying in his fight.
Ribby and Croaks - They wanted to open their own casino and the devil obliged by making them have to fuse into a slot machine.
Hilda Berg - Dominion over the skies
Cagney Carnation - A monsterous flower transformation to offset his at first cute appearance.

Djimmi the Great - Freedom from his lamp
Baroness Von Bon Bon - She wanted a candy court of her own similar to King Dice's court
Beppi the Clown - A fun loving clown who not only wanted to spread joy but BE what spreads the joy itself given his transformations into carnival attractions.
Wally Warbles - A son
Grim Matchstick - Given his lisp and behavior, I think he just wanted to have friends. The devil gave him two extra heads so he wouldn't be lonely.

Rumor Honeybottom - She wanted to protect her honey
Werner Werman - He was granted the smarts to be able to kill the cat and turn it into his own mech.
Sally Stageplay - Stardom
Captain Brineybeard - He wanted his ship to be granted life.
Cala Maria - Dominion over the Sea's in order to better protect them for her and her fishy friends
Dr Kahl's Robot - He wanted to be a real boy and chew bubblegum
Phantom Express - Dead train staff

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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:44 pm

Here's one for Digimon Adventure:

Ken and Izzy are certified polyglots, but all of the Odaiba chosen, with the possible exception of Davis have an unusually strong grasp of the English language for Japanese youths. As a Japanese-American, Mimi would have to learn the language just to survive, but presumably she and/or Izzy insisted the other of the Elder Chosen learn more of the language than they would pick up from middle school English classes and that Kari and TK learn the language before they reach middle school(In Japan, English is a core subject starting in the seventh grade, but as I understand it, the average Japanese adult is no more bilingual than the average native English-speaking American is after taking Spanish in highschool). No idea how Cody and Yolei might've picked up the language.

This is my explanation for why there never seems to be communication issues when the Odaiba chosen interact with American or Australian chosen despite the communication issues with Mexican, French, and Russian chosen making it obvious the digivices don't double as universal translators.

Note, this is largely based on the dub and is subject to change if I could watch a subbed version of the World Tour Arc from 02. Prior to reaching those episodes in my recent binge, I was thinking the digivices must be universal translators.
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Post by Ivogoji » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Over the Garden Wall takes place in the Narnia universe.

The Unknown is actually the Wood Between the Worlds; Wirt and Greg got there much the way you'd expect, falling into a pool. The various odd little places they visit on their journey are each separate worlds. Only the Old Grist Mill and the last two episodes are actually set in the Wood proper.

Episode 3 and possibly Episode 4 are set in Narnia itself. Most of the animals in the Primer School can talk, they just didn't feel like it when Wirt and Greg passed through.

Episode 2 and Episode 5 take place in the afterlife. Just as Narnia is connected to Aslan's Country (heaven/the world to come), it and the Wood are also connected to other resting places for the dead. This explains why some locations Wirt and Greg encounter are overtly postmortem while others are simply inexplicable, like the Primer School. Some locations could be reasonably found in Narnia or the afterlife, like the river with the Frog Paddleboat, which could be either the River Styx or just a random place with sentient frogs.

Auntie Whispers and Adelaide are witches descended from the tribe that formed around Jadis during her 900 year long exile from Narnia. The Bell and the Scissors are among the magic items mentioned being crafted by Jadis or her students, like her petrifing Wand.

The places where the Woodsman and Beatrice's family come from can be either Earth or Narnia. The Woodsman and Beatrice both got lost in the Wood Between the Worlds just like Wirt and Greg.

Just as time passes differently for those who travel from Narnia to Earth, time passed slowly on Earth while Wirt and Greg were in the Unknown. If they went back however time might not have passed quickly without them because of the whole 'almost died' thing.

Mostly I want this to be true so people like Beatrice and Lorna aren't stuck in some timeless limbo, as might be the implication if they were dead like Mr. Endicott, but are instead living relatively normal lives in Narnia or a similar world.
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