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    The "truth" behind Adventure Time?

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    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?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post
    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.
    Well, that explains the frozen business men in "Business Time".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post
    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.
    I saw him mention it in the chat room on his live drawing feed. He said that AT is set so long after a nuclear strike that life has began again (causing mutations such as Princess Bubblegum) and none of the characters know about this apocalypse.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverstar View Post
    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.
    If it was like that and the series ended, it'll be flashbacks and back to real life.

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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

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    Post-apocalyptic? Lol, well it's definitely not in the traditional sense but strangely it works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickialla View Post
    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.
    Really? The only thing that comes to mind is St. Elsewhere. What other shows/movies/books etc. have featured this premise?

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    I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that Finn has no parents
    Perhaps but is it really that important?


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