Video game theories are a dime a dozen. Gamers frequently crowd internet forums and Reddit, spilling all their ideas about their favorite games. However, every now and then, a theory rises to the surface that blows everyone’s mind. Usually, these theories try to answer unanswered questions in video games, but they also bring up entirely different perspectives no one thought of before. Are you curious about these mind-altering gamer theories? If so, plug in your controller and get ready. Here are 25 Shocking Video Game Theories That Could Actually Be True.
Mass Effect 3's hero is possessed by aliens.
*Spoiler Alert* Mass Effect is an epic video game trilogy about Shepard fighting aliens called Reapers. However, by the end of Mass Effect 3 you have three options: Control the Reapers, destroy the Reapers, or become the Reapers. It’s a no-win situation because in each situation Shepard dies. This fan theory suggests that these endings point to the Reapers spending the entire trilogy trying to indoctrinate Shepard to become a Reaper. At the end, the choice to become a Reaper is deemed a “good choice.”
Mario keeps Luigi from destroying the world.
For a long time, many have believed Mario to be the stronger and more capable hero of the two Mario brothers. However, this theory postulates that Luigi is much more powerful than he puts on. In fact, Luigi is so powerful that he could eventually destroy the world and that’s why he sticks with Mario wherever he goes, hoping that if he one day goes berzerk, Mario will be there to stop him.
Kirby is an apocalyptic world dweller.
Kirby is a cute pink puffball, sucking up his enemies and turning them into stars. No one has ever equated his adorable world with a horrific post-apocalyptic nightmare, until now. One fan theory suggests that in Kirby 64, Kirby wanders a post-apocalyptic frozen Earth ruled by robots, fully intent on killing Kirby before he saves the day.
Majora's Mask is about the five stages of grief.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was a bizarre and controversial follow-up to the widely popular Nintendo 64 game, The Ocarina of Time. Regardless, it has a solid cult fanbase and many players have noticed the connection the story has with The Five Stages of Grief. Clock Town is denial, the Woodfall Temple is anger, Snowhead is bargaining, The Great Bay represents depression, and Ikana Valley represents acceptance.
The Pokemon War Theory
Where are all the parents and adults in the Pokemon world? The Pokemon War Theory explains that there must have been a devastating war, wiping out most of the adults and only leaving behind a select few. The rest are children, running about, trying to find monsters and making them fight each other.