I've been wondering about the opening sequence. The first thing we see is a landfill filled with military refuse, and then the Land of Ooo is just beyond it. That scene gives me a theory: could the true premise behind "Adventure Time" be similar to "Where the Wild Things Are"? Maybe Finn is actually a human boy living in the real world. The adventures we're seeing are actually happening only in his imagination. I think that Finn might live in the real world, with his house nearby that dangerous landfill. So Finn came up with an imaginary place called The Land of OOO that exists beyond the landfill, a place he can't actually get to in real life.
Does anyone else have similar theories? Have the creators commented on the premise being real or imaginary?
According to Pen Ward, the Land of Ooo is actually a post-apocalyptic world, which would kinda explain the random scraps of technology and military artillery. I doubt that will actually be relevant to the series itself, though.
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So, Ooo is Earth, post-apocalypse, eh?
A bit odd, but I like that better than the "Ooo is all just in Finn's head" idea.
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I think the "all in the kid's head" idea has been done a few too many times, so I'm glad that it's a different backstory. Whether it'll ever be explored, we will have to wait and see.
Actually, the post-apocalyptic premise seems to be more well-thought out and symbolic then it may seem at first sight. It sort of signifies that, even after going through the greatest of sorrows (the apocalypse), hope and optimism (Finn and Jake) can still thrive, and what better manifestation of hope and optimism then a kid, of course.
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I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that Finn has no parents
Post-apocalyptic? Lol, well it's definitely not in the traditional sense but strangely it works.
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