The Pixar Theory

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.

Before we go further, I should let you know that The Pixar Theory is now a published book. Since writing this blog post in 2013, I’ve been working on completing the unified theory in what I hope you find to be a compelling and even more persuasive essay. Or not. It’s cool either way.

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You can check out the book here. Or keep reading below to read the original theory. Just keep in mind that a lot of what you’re about to read has been changed and modified over the last two years based on feedback and repeated viewings of the movies.

Back to the theory!

Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe. Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call “The Pixar Theory,” a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme.

This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story. That includes:

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story 2
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • Cars
  • Ratatouille
  • Wall-E
  • Up
  • Toy Story 3
  • Cars 2
  • Brave
  • Monsters University

The point of this theory is to have fun and exercise your imagination while simultaneously finding interesting connections between these fantastic movies. If you hate fun and/or imagination, you probably won’t like this theory.

[SIDE NOTE: All text in blue indicates updated edits since the original version]

You can read the full theory below, or watch this summarized video that was made and narrated by Bloop Media. Enjoy!

Brave is the first and last movie in the timeline. Obviously, this movie about a Scottish kingdom during the Dark Ages is the earliest time period covered by the Pixar films, but it’s also the only Pixar movie that actually explains why animals in the Pixar universe behave like humans sometimes.

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In Brave, Merida discovers that there is “magic” that can solve her problems but inadvertently turns her mother into a bear. We find out that this magic comes from an odd witch seemingly connected to the mysterious will-of-the-wisps. Not only do we see animals behaving like humans, but we also see brooms (inanimate objects) behaving like people in the witch’s shop.

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We also learn that this witch inexplicably disappears every time she passes through doors, leading us to believe that she may not even exist. Don’t get ahead of me, but we’ll come back to Brave. Let’s just say, for now, the witch is someone we know from a different movie in the timeline.

[Some of you pointed out that the animals in Brave gradually regress back into an animal state, disproving the idea that this is the source of animals acting like humans. My rebuttal is simple. They regress because the magic wears off. Over time, their evolving intelligence grows naturally.]

Centuries later, the animals from Brave that have been experimented on by the witch have interbred, creating a large-scale population of animals slowly gaining personification and intelligence on their own.

There are two progressions: the progression of the animals and the progression of artificial intelligence. The events of the following movies set up a power struggle between humans, animals, and machines.

The stage for all-out war in regards to animals is set by Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, and Up, in that order. Notice I left out A Bug’s Life, but I’ll explain why later.

In Ratatouille, we see animals experimenting with their growing personification in small, controlled experiments.

Remy wants to cook, something only humans explicitly do. He crafts a relationship with a small group of humans and finds success. Meanwhile, the villain of Ratatouille, Chef Skinner, disappears. What happened to him? What did he do with his newfound knowledge that animals were capable of transcending their instincts and performing duties better than humans?

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It’s possible that Charles Muntz, the antagonist of Up, learned of this startling rumor, giving him the idea to begin inventing devices that would harness the thoughts of animals, namely his dogs, through translator collars. Those collars indicated to Muntz that animals are smarter and more like humans than we think. He needed this technology to find the exotic bird he’s obsessed over, and he even comments on how many dogs he’s lost since he arrived in South America.

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But then Dug and the rest of his experiments are set free after Muntz’s demise, and we don’t know the full implications of that, but what we do know is that animosity between the animals and humans is growing steadily. Now that humans have discovered the potential of animals, they are beginning to cross the line. To develop this new technology, the humans begin an industrial revolution hinted at in Up.

[Some have pointed out that Muntz was working in South America before the events of Ratatouille. This is true, but it is not explicitly stated how and when he developed the collars. Also, we know Ratatouille takes place before Up for several reasons. In Toy Story 3, a postcard on Andy’s wall has Carl and Ellie’s name and address on it (including their last names to confirm). This confirms that in 2010, the time of Toy Story 3, Ellie is still alive or hasn’t been dead long. This supports the idea that Up takes place years later.]

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In the beginning of Up, Carl is forced to give up his house to a corporation because they are expanding the city. Think on that. What corporation is guilty for polluting the earth and wiping out life in the distant future because of technology overreach?

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Buy-n-Large (BNL), a corporation that runs just about everything by the time we get to Wall-E. In the“History of BNL” commercial from the movie, we’re told that BNL has even taken over the world governments. Did you catch that this one corporation achieved global dominance?Interestingly, this is the same organization alluded to in Toy Story 3:

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In Finding Nemo, we have an entire population of sea creatures uniting to save a fish that was captured by humans. BNL shows up again in this universe via another news article that talks about a beautiful underwater world.

Lines are being crossed. Humans are beginning to antagonize the increasingly networked and intelligent animals.

Think about Dory from Finding Nemo for a second. She stands apart from most of the other fish. Why? She isn’t as intelligent. Her short-term memory loss is likely a result of her not being as advanced as the other sea creatures, which is a reasonable explanation for how rapidly these creatures are evolving.

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It’s likely that the sequel to Finding Nemo, which is about Dory, will touch on this and further explain why. We may also get some more evidence pointing to animosity between humans and animals.

[Some great users have pointed out that Dory is actually more intelligent and shows signs of growth due to her ability to read and communicate with whales. This would actually show signs of how the animals are beginning to change in intelligence gradually.]

And that is the furthest movie in the “animal” side of things. When it comes to A.I., we start with The Incredibles. Who is the main villain of this movie? You probably thought of Buddy, a.ka. Syndrome, who basically commits genocide on super-powered humans.

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Or does he? Buddy didn’t have any powers. He used technology to enact revenge on Mr. Incredible for not taking him seriously. Seems a little odd that the man went so far as to commit genocide.

[A lot of people have been arguing about where The Incredibles actually takes place because we see technology from modern times and the 1980s even though everything has a 1960s vibe. This is cleared by Brad Bird, the director, who says the movie takes place in an alternate 1960s, which means the movie opens in the 1950s.]

And how does he kill all of the supers? He creates the omnidroid, an A.I. “killbot” that learns the moves of every super-human and adapts. When Mr. Incredible is first told about this machine, Mirage mentions that it is an advanced artificial intelligence that has gone rogue.

Mr. Incredible points out that it got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders.  The omnidroid eventually turns on Syndrome, and starts attacking humans in the city. Why would an A.I. want to just attack randomly? Do machines have an inherent hatred of humans?

The movie even shows clips of the superheroes with capes being done in by inanimate objects, such as plane turbines…accidentally.

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But why would machines want to get rid of humans in the first place? We know that animals don’t like humans because they are polluting the Earth and experimenting on them, but why would the machines have an issue?

Enter Toy Story. Here we see humans using and discarding “objects” that are clearly sentient. Yes, the toys love it Uncle Tom style, but over the course of the Toy Story sequels, we see toys becoming fed up. But wait, toys and inanimate objects aren’t necessarily machines, so how do they have some kind of intelligence?

Syndrome points to the answer. He tells Mr. Incredible that his lasers are powered by Zero Point Energy. This is the electromagnetic energy that exists in a vacuum. It’s the unseen energy we find in wavelengths and a reasonable explanation for how toys and objects in the Pixar world draw power.

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By the events of the Toy Story movies, we are in the 90s until 2010. It’s been 40-50 years or so since the events of The Incredibles, giving A.I. plenty of time to develop BNL.

Meanwhile, Pixar is hinting at dissatisfaction among pockets of toy civilizations. The toys rise up against Sid in the first movie. Jesse resents her owner, Emily, for abandoning her. Lotso Huggin’ Bear straight up hates humans by the third movie.

Toys are obviously not satisfied with the status quo, providing a reason for why machines and objects alike are ready to take over.

So, by the 2000s, the super-humans all but gone, and mankind is vulnerable. Animals, who want to rise up Planet of the Apes style, have the ability to take over, but we don’t see this happen.

Also, A.I. never takes over humans by force. Why do you think that is? It’s reasonable to assume that machines did take over, just not as we expected. The machines used BNL, a faceless corporation (which are basically faceless in nature) to dominate the world, starting in the 1960s after the Omnidroid fails to defeat the Incredibles.

In each of the Toy Story movies, it’s made painfully clear that sentient objects rely on humans for everything. For fulfillment and even energy. It’s hinted at that the Toys lose all life when put away in “storage” unless they are in a museum that will get them seen by humans.

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So machines decide to control humans by using a corporation that suits their every need, leading to an industrial revolution that eventually leads to…pollution. When the animals rise up against the humans to stop them from polluting the earth, who will save them? The machines.

We know that the machines will win the war, too, because after this war, there are almost no animals left on Earth. Who’s left?

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Because the machines tip everything out of balance, Earth becomes an unfit planet for humans and animals, so the remaining humans are put on Axiom (or Noah’s Ark if you want to carry on the Biblical theme where Wall-E is basically Robot Jesus and his love interest is aptly named Eve) as a last-ditch effort to save the human race.

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On Axiom, the humans have no purpose aside from having their needs met by the machines. The machines have made humans dependent on them for everything because that is how they were treated as “toys.” It’s all they know.

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Meanwhile on Earth, machines are left behind to populate the world and run things, explaining human landmarks and traditions still being prominent in Cars. There are no animals or humans in this version of Earth because they’re all gone, but we do know that the planet still has many human influences left.

[Some have noted that the world of Cars can’t be after humans left because there’s no pollution shown in the movies. If you look carefully at Wall-E, however, the world is never shown during this time, so we don’t really know how badly the Earth was polluted. It’s possible that the machines sent humans away to curb overpopulation and fix the environment without them, but the world was drained of resources as a result of machines populating the Earth. That would explain why the machines abandoned Earth entirely, leaving only Wall-E behind.]

In Cars 2, the cars go to Europe and Japan, making it plain that this is all taking place on Earth as we know it. So what happened to the cars? We’ve learned by now that humans are the source of energy for the machines. That’s why they never got rid of them.

In Wall-E, they point out that BNL intended to bring the humans back once the planet was clean again, but they failed. The machines on Earth eventually died out, though we don’t know how.

Pixar TheoryWhat we do know is that there is an energy crisis in Cars 2, with oil being the only way society trudges on despite its dangers. We even learn that the Allinol corporation was using “green energy” as a catalyst for a fuel war in order to turn cars away from alternative energy sources. That “clean” fuel could have been used to wipe out many of the cars, very quickly.

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[Someone pointed out that “all in all” means the same thing as “by and large” making the connection between Cars and Wall-E even more substantial.]

Which brings us back to Wall-E. Have you ever wondered why Wall-E was the only machine left? We know that the movie begins 800 years after humans have left Earth on Axiom, governed by the AutoPilot (another A.I. reference).

Could it be that Wall-E’s fascination with human culture and friendship with a cockroach is what allowed him to keep finding fulfillment and the ability to maintain his personality? That’s why he was special and liberated the humans.

He remembered the times when humans and machines lived in peace, away from all of the pollution caused by both sides.

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After Wall-E liberates the humans and they rebuild society back on Earth, what happens then? During the end credits of Wall-E, we see the shoe that contains the last of plant life. It grows into a mighty tree. A tree that strikingly resembles the central tree in A Bug’s Life.

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That’s right. The reason no humans show up in A Bug’s Life is because there aren’t a lot left. We know because of the cockroach that some of the insects survived, meaning they would have rebounded a bit faster, though the movie had to be far enough in the timeline for birds to have returned as well, though they’re noticeably less intelligent than the bugs.

[I’ll admit, the trees looking similar isn’t enough to support the idea that A Bug’s Life takes place after Wall-E, but there’s definitely more reasons for why it’s likely. Also, I’ll bring the tree up again later because it appears in Up as well.]

There’s something strikingly different about A Bug’s Life when compared to other Pixar portrayals of animals, which leads me to believe it takes place in the future. Unlike Ratatouille, Up, and Finding Nemo, the bugs have many human activities similar to what the rats in Ratatouille were merely experimenting with.

The bugs have cities, bars, advertisements, their own machines, know what a bloody mary is and even have a traveling circus. This all assumes that the movie is in a different time period.

The other factor that sets A Bug’s Life apart from other Pixar movies is the fact that it is the only one, besides Cars and Cars 2, that doesn’t revolve (or even include) humans.

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[Okay there is a a lot of contention over the idea that A Bug’s Life takes place post-apocalypse, but hear me out. The reason I am so inclined to push the idea is because of how different the bug world is from the “animal” movies. No other Pixar movie has animals wearing clothing, wild inventions, animals creating machines, or so much human influence like bars and cities. In Finding Nemo, the most human thing we see is a school, and even that is pretty stripped down. But in A Bug’s Life, we have a world where humans are barely even implied. At one point, one of the ants tells Flik not to leave the island because there are “snakes, birds, and bigger bugs out there.” He doesn’t even bring up humans. Yes, there are some humans, like the kid who allegedly picked the wings off of the homeless bug, but that still fits in a post Wall-E world. Also, the bugs have to be irradiated for them to live such long lifespans. The average lifespan of an ant is just 3 months, but these ants all survive an entire summer and allude to being around for quite some time by saying things like “this happens every year.” One of the ants even says he “feels 90 again.” That works if you accept that the ants are sturdier due to evolution and mutated genes.]

There’s another Pixar movie that was supposed to be released in 2012, but was cancelled and replaced with Brave. This movie was called Newt and I believe it might have fit in this part of the timeline post-Wall-E. The movie’s supposed plot: “What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other?” (Read here for more)

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A movie about an endangered species rebuilding itself could lend itself nicely to this theory, but since the movie was never released, I’m just speculating.

So what happens next? Humanity, machines, and animals grow in harmony to the point where a new super species is born. Monsters. The monsters civilization is actually Earth in the incredibly distant future.

[Someone wisely pointed out that in Monsters University, the college is said to be founded in 1313. If we’re really in the future, then that means the monsters could have reset society and begun using their own calendar. That could mean Monsters Inc. takes place up to 1400 (or more) years after A Bug’s Life.]

Where did they come from? It’s possible that the monsters are simply the personified animals mutated after the diseased earth was irradiated for 800 years.

[Not during Wall-E. I would guess that it took hundreds of years after Wall-E for the animals to become monsters]

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Whatever the reason, these monsters seem to all look like horribly mutated animals, only larger and civilized. They have cities and even colleges, as we see in Monsters University.

[An issue some have found is that this doesn’t properly explain what happened to humans. I haven’t settled on a theory I really like yet, but I’m leaning towards the idea that monsters and machines eventually forgot that they need humans and got rid of them again, not realizing their mistake until all humans died out. Another explanation is that humans just couldn’t survive on Earth anymore.]

In Monsters Inc., they have an energy crisis because they are in a future earth without humans. Humans are the source of energy, but thanks to the machines, again, the Monsters find a way to use doors to travel to the human world. Only, it’s not different dimensions.

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The monsters are going back in time. They’re harvesting energy to keep from becoming extinct by going back to when humans were most prominent. The peak of civilization, if you will. Though a lot of time has passed, animosity towards humans never really went away for animals/monsters.

Monsters must have relied on anti-human instincts to believe that just touching a human would corrupt their world like it did in the past. So they scare humans to gather their energy until they realize that laughter (green energy) is more efficient because it is positive in nature.

[An alternative explanation that fits even better that some of you brought up: The machines and monsters created the time travel doors but realized that messing with time could erase their existence and change history. So, they falsely trained monsters to believe that humans are toxic and from another dimension, making it suicide for a monster to interact too much with their world. Another issue is how the monsters seem to worry about kids “being less scared these days.” It’s likely that going in the past takes a lot of energy, so the monsters can only go back as far as the practice still returns a profit in energy. To them, they’re just moving through the same dimension of time, but the monsters at the top know that eventually, they’ll run out. This is why Waternose is so bent on capturing children and enslaving them.]

We even see a connection between A Bug’s Life and Monsters Inc. via the trailer we see in both movies. As you can see, the trailer looks exactly the same, except the one in A Bug’s Life is noticeably older and more decrepit, while the one in Monsters Inc. (where Randall is sent via a door) has humans and looks newer.

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Look at the picture above. On the left is the trailer from A Bug’s Life and the one on the right is from Monsters Inc. The one on the left looks older and more rundown. Even the vegetation is noticeably dryer and there’s less of it. The trailer on the right has humans and the frame even includes tall grass and a tree hanging overhead.

[Some have argued that the trailer in A Bug’s Life should be nothing but dust. I disagree based on how barely intact other buildings were in Wall-E. They also bring up the bug zapper that is powered by electricity. The zapper could easily be solar powered, just like Wall-E. The bugs probably used it as a light source to signal other bugs to “Bug City.” Also, the trailer in A Bug’s Life never shows lights in the trailer like it does for Monsters Inc.]

That said, Monsters Inc. is so far the most futuristic Pixar movie. By the end, humans, animals, and machines have finally found a way to understand each other and live harmoniously.

And then there’s Boo. What do you think happened to her? She saw everything take place in future earth where “kitty” was able to talk. She became obsessed with finding out what happened to her friend Sully and why animals in her time weren’t quite as smart as the ones she’d seen in the future.

She remembers that “doors” are the key to how she found Sully in the first place and becomes…

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A WITCH. Yes, Boo is the witch from Brave. She figures out how to travel in time to find Sully, and goes back to what she believes is the source: The will-of-the-wisps.

They are what started everything, and as a witch, she cultivates this magic in an attempt to find Sully by creating doors going backwards and forwards in time.

[Just to clarify: The theory is that Boo discovered a way to use doors to travel through time on her own, possibly by developing magic on her own. She probably went back in time to the Dark Ages to get more magic from the will-o-wisps.]

How do we know? In Brave, you can briefly see a drawing in the workshop. It’s Sully.

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We even see the Pizza Planet truck carved as a wooden toy in her shop, which makes no sense unless she’s seen one before…(and I’m sure she has since that truck is in almost every Pixar movie). If you look closely, you can see the carved truck below.

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You remember Merida opening doors and the witch constantly disappearing? It’s because those doors are made the same way from Monsters Inc. They transport across time and that is why Merida couldn’t find the witch later in the movie.

[A lot of people have brought up how easter eggs are scattered throughout all the Pixar movies. I barely scratch the surface, but a great theory offered by some that I support is that these easter eggs are planted by Boo either intentionally or accidentally as she travels through time to find Sully. Some support for that is the fact that every easter egg in Brave lies in her workshop.]

But wait. How did Boo travel in time in the first place, and why is she obsessed with wood? Boo must have discovered that wood has been the source of energy all along, not just humans. The machines and monsters in Monsters Inc. use doors because they’re made of wood and found a way to use that energy to travel in time.

[Many have pointed out how the door that banishes monsters is metal. That’s probably because wood is used to harness this magic, and using a metal door would stop a banished monster from going back through it.]

Obsessed with finding Sully, Boo travelled across the Pixar universe using doors.

[It’s even possible that the wood from the tree in A Bug’s Life is the source of Flik’s ingenuity, due to his fascination and respect for seeds growing into trees. The tree also bears a resemblance to the one in Up that Carl and Ellie frequented, which could be the source of Carl’s wild creativity in using balloons to transport his house. This also explains why Flik and Heimlich from A Bug’s Life show up in Toy Story 2, which would be centuries before their time. Boo was trying to go to the future and could have fallen short by landing in the post-Wall-E time. She would need wood to keep time traveling, but there’s not much around yet, so she stumbles upon the tree in A Bug’s Life. She could have accidentally brought back a few bugs with her when traveling backwards in time.]

So Boo went back to the Dark Ages, probably because she could use plenty of wood there for her experiments or to study the will-o-wisps. We know that her first encounter with Mor’du ended with her turning him into a monstrous bear, but he regresses.

She probably wanted to turn him into a bear because Sully resembles a bear, and she is still trying to figure out where Sully comes from.

Does Boo ever find Sully? I like to think so. He surely reunited with her at least once as a child at the end of Monsters Inc., but eventually, he had to stop visiting.

But her love for Sully is, after all, the crux of the entire Pixar universe. The love of different people of different ages and even different species finding ways to live on Earth without destroying it because of a lust for energy.

And that is the Pixar Theory. More will be added to it, undoubtedly, when Pixar’s next movie The Good Dinosaur comes out in 2014.

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[The Good Dinosaur is supposed to be about an alternate universe where dinosaurs never went extinct because a meteor never wiped them out. They have humans as pets in this alternate reality. My theory is that this “alternate universe” explains why so many things in Pixar’s universe are different from ours. It’s because evolution was never interrupted by a world-wide catastrophe. Humans evolved into supers and animals gained sentience faster, accelerating the apocalypse for resources that could do the same to our timeline. Oh, and Dinoco from Toy Story and Cars is a loose, but fun connection to speculate on.]

Until then, if you have anything to contribute or correct, don’t hesitate to bring it to my attention. Thanks for reading, and for a visual of the timeline with dates, click here.

Also, if you’re wondering whether or not Planes fits into this theory, read my full take on that subject here.

If you can’t get enough of the Pixar Theory, you can read The Pixar Detective, a serial novel (with artwork!) that explains more about this theory through an original story.

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9,798 thoughts

  1. I have a Nintendo Universe Theory containing roughly 25 franchises (along with every video game in existence) with nearly no loose ends. If you’re interested I’ll e-mail it to you. This is NOT based on easter eggs and is on a set timeline. Please reply.


    1. MatPat made a video on how the Mario games are at a timeline, you should check it out.
      As for your Nintendo Universe Theory, I would be interested in that theory. We should talk later.
      This is about the Pixar Theory, which I think is splitting up due to the lack of BnL Easter Eggs that are in the movie and that Bing Bong is based on a monster that showed up and made Riley laugh. The split involved BnL falling into obscurity and never being heard from again after the BnL-Animal War (Which I will include in my spinoffs).


    2. No one in my house believes the Pixar theory. I have no idea how to comment so I’m replying. But my sister says it’s stupid, with no explonation. And my dad says its just cartoons. I believe it.


    3. I think i found a way to add the good dinosaur into the theory. I haven’t seen it or worked on it, I’m only 12, but here’s my thoughts.

      1 boo traveling to the past screws up the meteor and created a new universe.
      2 same universe but another hatred to humans is the humans rise up and defeats the Creatures, also since it looks like they will be more human like, there’s your answer to why the animals act like humans.
      3 both, who knows.


  2. Jon, I really would love to give you my own theory about how the Pixar movies are connected. Could I message you on Facebook sometime?
    I think your theory is fun, but I think you’re basing it on a lot of assumptions.


  3. if you haven’t already (I’m sure you have) go check out super carlin brothers! there pixar theories are amazing!
    You will not be disappointed


  4. Amazing theory! I went back and watched every Pixar movie in the order you placed them. It was fun to watch them with this theory in mind. Question–when does Inside Out take place according to this theory?


  5. “It’s even possible that the wood from the tree in A Bug’s Life is the source of Flik’s ingenuity, due to his fascination and respect for seeds growing into trees. The tree also bears a resemblance to the one in Up that Carl and Ellie frequented, which could be the source of Carl’s wild creativity in using balloons to transport his house.”
    So… are you saying that the tree that Carl and Ellie sit under is the same tree as the tree in Bug’s Life… This statement needs some sort of clarification otherwise it actually feels like this theory is disproved just by this. If the tree from Bug’s Life is in Up, then the Timeline is ruined, and I don’t want to think that about such a great theory.


    1. It’s just a tree. It’d be ridiculous to base it on ONE tree. If anything, trees and plant life in general is what provides that creativity. Also, the witch/Boo claimed to be a “woodcarver” (Wood=trees) and her home was surrounded by, guess what? Trees. Where humans emit energy based on emotion, (Scream/fear, Laughter/joy) plant life emits energy based on growth, on life, on that which is good, on newness, on infinite possibilities expanding outward in every direction. Not only is this in Wall-E, Brave, and Bug’s Life, but in the Incredibles, evil is in the form of man-made robots. Even in Cars, McQueen, a guy surrounded by artificial structures and materialism, doesn’t loosen up until he goes into nature on a drive with Sally and cow-tipping with Mater. It’s not in every film (Toy Story, Ratatoullie and Nemo), but it is still a common theme.


  6. I’ve been thinking a lot about “Inside Out” since I saw it, and how it fits into the theory.
    Overall, there is not a lot of real life characters that can fit with the real life characters of other Pixar films, but this is how I take it:
    As shown a few times in the film, every person has these conscious feelings inside of their head, deciding what happens. At the end of the film, near the credits, it shows that dogs have these as well, as well as cats, but the dog’s feelings seem to at least (sort of) know what they’re doing. With the long-time evolution bit of the Pixar theory taken into consideration, I have considered the possibility that perhaps these “feelings” evolved long before some of the animals themselves did, and that’s why the dogs from Up were able to speak with the translation collars— Their feelings had finally gotten themselves together, and now were acting in a way similar to the human’s feelings as shown in Inside Out, controlling memories and thoughts and all that jazz, but they were unable to express it. With the rats in Ratatouille, their feelings had already figured out how to communicate, but it took some of the animals much longer. It is possible that the machines (and toys) had these feelings inside them as well, although perhaps developed a lot earlier than the animals, and that’s why the toys in Toy Story had consciousnesses. Obviously, these had them, but objects such as a table or a chair did not, and that’s why the objects are so much different. It’s also shown at the end of Inside Out that the bus driver has no emotions except for “Angry”, showing that it is possible for humans, animals and machines alike to all be inherently angry, or I suppose, any of the other emotions. After all of this, that’s where the power play comes in; The feelings acknowledge that their host is being treated as lower than the humans, and they won’t stand for that.
    And, that’s the end of it! Wow, that was long.
    Jon, I hope you don’t mind me expressing my own ideas, and I would love if you (or anyone else) would reply with any flaws in what I’ve come up with, as well as if it fits in as well as I think it does! Thanks.


  7. so, I was just watching Cars and I noticed the dates on Hudson Hornet’s trophies. One of the dates reads 1961. So, could everything have lasted almost 200 years? since you’re saying Cars exists in 2100? The hornet’s “crash of ’64” and the announcer saying “we haven’t see the hornet in 50 years” would mean it’s set in 2014, 50 years after his crash in 1964. unless they’re talking about a crash in 2064, but then why and how could his trophy have the date 1961 unless he raced for 100 more years?


  8. …and what if thru monsters, it all was happening ‘at the same time’? it never looked to me that monsters was out of time; even if pixar does not acknowledge it, they are in the same universe. but thru monsters doors, it should be something like time-space portals, cus monsters are evidently not in/from our time-space. wall-e would be correctly situated in the future, the ants not cus they are small, so they would be ‘here’. all of the others would fall into these, minus cars, that blandly escapes my mind. but what if in pixar’s fan-verse, they exist as they do in the film? no humans in the film does not mean no humans at all, what if they exist/live in like sort of… reservations? LOL. but that is the only thing, though


  9. I really meant I was going to e-mail it to Mr. Negroni, but I’m glad you guys are interested. There are 3 older versions out there, and this is the most recent. The Pixar theory actually got me thinking about this til I did a google seach and someone else’s Nintendo timeline came up. I added content, franchises, and fixed errors. Thinking about adding advance wars somewhere….

     Intro: Here's the problem with all the crossover theories out there: they try to mash everyone up at one point in time, which doesn't work. Think about it: why doesn't Mario just catch a few Pickachus and take down Bowser the easy way, or just hire Samus to do it? Other times it's totally random with no structure, just based of hidden easter eggs.
     I have found, edited, and compiled a very large theory which ties everything up with  practically loose ends. I think. I wrote this over a period of six months whenever I was bored so I don't want to hear someone griping that I have to much time on my hands and that I should do something more productive with my time. And yes, I managed to tie it into our world, not some made-up video game universe. Unless you count Fire Emblem, cuz then the dark ages would be less medieval and more fantasy so yeah, this is basically the real world except that Fire Emblem is an alternate version of the dak ages. This is the final edition. At least, until Nintendo makes another game.
     Kirby is not present here simply because "Kirby" is obviously an alien world.
     The person who originally came up with this on is known as "the goddamn batman". I have no idea who he really is, but I thank him for creating it. This entire theory is based on your perception of it. If anything, I hope you find this an interesting read. And, yes, I've seen Crossover's video about a Nintendo universe. And now, without further ado, 5,000 words of mind-blowing theory!

    The Nintendo Universe Theory

    Part 1: The creation of the universe

     In the beginning, the world was a maelstrom of chaos. No life of any kind could grow or live there. Basically, it is Detroit, 2014. Stupid self-serving puns aside, there was basically nothing until the Gods Farore, Din, and Naryu created the land, water, and creatures that would inhabit the world that now was. (They also made Palutena, known as the light goddess, and her angels, among other heavenly beings. Remember that.)
     Oh, and Hylia was a creating God too as ret-conned by "Skyward Sword", so that's a thing.
     In honor of the new world and I suppose themselves, the three (four?) deities left behind the triforce. A symbol of the Gods will and power, the triforce would thereafter lie in the Sacred Realm. This is clearly the only possible "first" event in the Nintendo Timeline, but while this is a back story set up in the "Legend of Zelda" games, it is never explicitly said that the Zelda timeline directly follows this event. That somewhat shaky justification leads into what I believe may be the next step in the chronology...

    Part 2: Kalos Pokemon War

    An unlikely subject to talk about, I know. But this is a very important step in the timeline. Up to the year 1000 B.C., Pokemon were widespread, until the ancient war described in Pokemon X/Y wiped them out to such an extent that they wouldn’t each large numbers until the 1990’s (parts 5 and 6), and in the next 3000 years, they were so scared of humanity that they kept their existence a secret. Pokemon became myths. You wanna know why humanity started discovering new Pokemon in the 2000’s even though they should’ve been around for thousands of years? This is why. Pokemon Rumble World could take place in the several hundred years leading up to this.

    Part 3: Fire Emblem

     When I prefixed this by saying that this theory was rough, unfinished, and in deep desire of external editing, this was the specific section that I was referring to; I know hardly anything and became aware of the series through "Super Smash Brothers Brawl". So keep that in mind, dedicated series fans, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but there wasn't anything that I found to be contradictory to placing "Fire Emblem" games in the middle/dark ages of the Nintendo world (the new Fire Emblem Fates is feudal Japan. Likewise, it may also be in a "Lost Golden Age" over 8,000 years ago, similar to Atlantis, the Conan series, and the Lord of the Rings (yes, Middle-Earth is actually our planet in the distant past, and it says so on the wiki and in the books.) due to the fact that it appears more somewhat more advanced than the dark ages and continents have different names. Dark ages or lost era, whichever you prefer. A friend of mine DID play Fire Emblem and said it was more than likely in the Dark ages. Anyone mind if I just throw in Fantasy Life at this point in the timeline?

    Part 4: Earthbound

     We move on to one of Nintendo’s series: Earthbound. Set in the Nintendo world version of the 1990's, "Earthbound" features numerous elements that will become integral parts of this shared universe, including magic and sentient animals. The magic in the game is referred to as "Psi", and is used by a select few people and, more importantly, the animal-like creatures.
     Many of the enemies in "Earthbound", be they bosses or grunts, are able to use abilities like psi fire, freeze, and other elemental attacks, though it seems the mass public remain unaware of these creatures in the game. Remember that detail. Time travel is another thing established in "Earthbound", as it is how Ness and the others get to the game final level The Cave of The Past. Finally, the games horrific main villain Giygas firmly cements the existence of demonic entities and Eldridge Abominations in the Nintendo world.
     As you may have guessed, remember both of those points.
     A friend asked me how magic could simply appear and then disappear. I don't know how to write it in, so this is the answer. As for magic, it's always existed, as seen in Fire Emblem, Kid Icarus (the people are cheering because the goddess Palutena hasn't abandoned them) and Pokemon. They either acknowledged it's existence, never discovered/harnessed it, or thought it was something else entirely i.e. Pokemon abilities and Ness' PSI abilities (humans are still able to harness magic).
     The existence of the magic animals in this world would eventually lead to the world uncovering them. How would they react? Well, that leads into the next step of the Nintendo timeline...

    Part 5: Pokemon

     Let's assume that after "Earthbound" the societies of the Nintendo world found out that these semi sentient, abnormal-looking, magic "psi" using animals lived side by side with them, and rather than shun them, the people marvel at their existence, domesticate some, and just in general treat them like any other animal. Now let's say that multiple generations have passed since that initial discovery, and those strange looking animals have adapted into what we gamers know as Pokemon; After all, the "Pokemon" games do establish that rapid periods of change do occur in this universe, through the Pokemon's "Evolution".
     (Side note: Wii fit, Duck Hunt, Excite-Bike, Punch-out, Harvest Moon, Pilot Wings, Wii Sports Resort, and the very goofy Tomodachi Life are all present day or take place during the last century. They are hear because of their prescence in Smash. Except for Harvest Moon)
     Another element that links this games to "Earthbound" is the Pokemon Centers, which seem to heal the pocket monsters through sleep, or from some sort of advanced resting tech. This seems very similar to how the beds in "Earthbound" worked, which would mend injuries of Ness and his friends while they slept. Could these healing methods be one in the same? For the sake of the chronology, I think so. An advancement that the psi wielding animals also must have experienced when they became Pokemon was enhanced intelligence: We see Pokemon throughout the games create personal relationships with their trainers, or commit purely malevolent acts, such as how Drifloon kidnaps children, for example. These cognitive thoughts that are exhibited through the Pokemon's actions seems like clear proof that they posses at least some intelligence. So, what if that intelligence expanded into a full understanding of spoken language, the ability to speak it, and eventually lead to some of the Pokemon adapting into more human forms? Well, this advancement would lay the groundwork for...

    Part 7: Animal Crossing

     Years on from the events of the "Pokemon" games, the more primitive types would keep to themselves out in the wilderness and the more out there, ridiculous designs of Pokemon would die out due to over-catching, poaching (Team Rocket and such), that one crazy guy in every crowd who thinks Pokemon are bad, and the fact that the only Pokemon Protection Agency is a dozen teengers scattered across the word.
     Additionaly, they also would have interbred with normal animals and have passed on their sentient traits, thinning out their elemental abilities, color schemes, and freaky designs. Going on with my theory, some of the more plausible, toned down Pokemon would not have their genes thinned out as much and with some sense of self and enhanced intelligence would they become humanoid over time, and eventually act and think as our equals. Pokemon are already smart, smart enough that they can learn to speak our language, as shown by Meowth in the anime. This is where "Animal Crossing" comes in, foreseeing a present where humans and animals live together in harmony as one society.
     Seeing as the animals in "Animal Crossing" seem to run everything in the Nintendo world when the games take place, or are placed in a largely segregated community, which hints at a little bit of a cultural divide does seem to be hinted at between the two groups. (Keep in mind that pokemon like Yveltal and Xerneas were experimented on and others, like Mewtwo, were results of genetic manipulation, creating a general mistrust towards humans.) How would that divide continue into the distant future? As far as I can tell, two underutilized Nintendo franchises share the next step in the timeline, those being...

    Part 8: Star Fox and F-Zero

     So many, many decades after the era that the "Animal Crossing" games took place in, the divide between humans and animals theoretically grew so large that the latter of the two factions, using the advancements in technology that developed over the years, flew off of the Nintendo world and into the cosmos, (possibly after a war erupted.) Using their newly cemented independence, the animals created their own fragmented society in space complete with its own military, resulting in a status quo that we see in the "Star Fox" series of games.
     (At the end of one of the “Star Fox” games, Fox feels usurped by Star Wolf, who stole the Star Fox name as galactic saviours and Krystal has now abandoned them. Fox fled to Papetoon with Falco to drown out his grief, where it started to consume him, barely eating or sleeping. To cheer up his friend, Falco eventually comes up with a brain storm to leave the business of mercenaries for hire behind and become racers. They modified their Arwings into racing machines for the occasion and they were successful in that business. As they made victory after victory, Fox and Falco gradually forgot about their lives as members of Star Fox. These racing machines were known as g-zero racers, and word of these probably reached earth leading to F-zero.) Besides, the humans could use all of the present tech to advance sporting events, creating a plausible situation for the "F-Zero" franchise. People of this world might not be content with living in a terrestrial-exclusive society, and eventually would lay the groundwork for...

    Part 9: Metroid

     After some period of time, nondescript, humanity reaches towards the stars and expands its empire out into it, and eventually some expeditions make contact with alien life forms. Those alien races include the Chozo and space pirates. And also, one of the said expeditions/colonies was wiped out by a higher up member of the space pirates, all except for one female child, who was then raised by the Chozo. Who could that child have been? Why, Samus Aran, the protagonist of Metroid of course!
     With this expansion towards space, the human race reaches a new era of prosperity. A short lived era, because the next step of this timeline theory is...

    Part 10: Find Mii, Kid Icarus, and the coming of Demise and ensuing apocalypse

     Brace yourself, because this is where the chapters start to get long. Along with the creation of the Nintendo world by Farore, Din, and Nayru, (and Hylia.) The Hyrule historia states that the Demon King Demise waged war on the gods in an attempt to get the triforce. However, the actual time frame of the attack is never specified, so my ideas is that while most of humanity has left for space, those that remained had to live with the assault from Demise. (In the middle of the war a lot of technology is gone, especially with factories and power plants destroyed. The humans then have no choice but to revert back to a state of middle age style living.

    Medusa, of “Kid Icarus”, was probably one of Demise’s lieutenants. I’m not really sure where I would put this except for right here what with an underworld army attacking, and that despite ancient cities are common, there is still technology, i.e. floating platforms in chapter 6. Being set in the future would explain references to “strategy guides”, a web site, and other stuff that wouldn’t be invented for thousands of years. Also, giant deserts in several levels, likely being war-ravaged continents. What about the Aurum? In Metroid, several alien species clearly have it out for Earth, and now, suffeing heavy losses in a war with no Galactic Federation or Samus Aran to protect them, Earth is vulnerable. So why not invade?

    I will assume that the first Kid Icarus takes place before and during the war, due to “uprising” taking place 20 years after the original, or the war lasting 20 years, which it probably could.)

    Eventually the demon was sealed but by this point, several decades of war and strange energies (both demonic and alien, as we’ll see soon) have radically changed the ecosystems and such, resulting in temporary planetary freeze, which is why in Kirby 64 we see a frozen earth. I know this is earth because North and South America are clearly shown. The tropical areas around the equator remained safe from the freeze. Remember that.

     "Ice Climbers" could either be during this time period or in the modern day but it doesn't make much of a difference either way.
     Towards the end of war, the gods put whatever remaining survivors up into the clouds on elevated bits of land as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the surface below became an untamed and wild "No Man's Land" ruled by the monstrous followers of Demise.
     Find Mii is a Nintendo 3Ds Streetpass minigame and is the story of some heroes who went to save the lord of their region from Demise’s soldiers.
     The Nintendo World was blacklisted by the star bound humans, and those who did survive were forced into a new dark age in the sky. Sounds bleak, but this is not the end of the Nintendo world, as in my analysis the future from here on out is actually very chipper.

    Part 11: Xenoblade Chroncles X

    Here’s what I’ve got for Xenoblade Chronicles X so far.

     In the trailers for X, it's mentioned that earth has been lost, a trailer shows a planet blowing up. The wiki says and I quote:
     "Xenoblade Chronicles X begins showing two alien races fighting a massive battle over Earth in July of 2054. The planet is left devastated and humanity seeks out new worlds in massive Ark Ships. Unfortunately, most of these Ark Ships are shot down while trying to escape Earth's gravitational field, and only a few make it out.
     After two years journeying through space, the aliens' pursuit forces find the White Whale, the American Ark Ship, and attack it as it approaches a planet called Mira. Thanks to the efforts of the military and one unnamed hero, the attack is repelled; however, the fierce battle causes massive damage to the engine of the White Whale, and the Ark Ship crashes on the planet. Many of the cryogenically frozen humans aboard are ejected in escape pods, which then scatter over a wide area on the planet. Presumably as a safety precaution against an occupant awakening in a hostile environment, the pods keep their occupants in stasis until manually activated from the outside. Gameplay begins after a character named Elma awakens Cross from one of these pods.
     The residents of the White Whale establish a settlement they call New Los Angeles, in the Primordial Wilderness. They are shown to prosper after two months on the planet, with cars, streetlights, cell phones, and massive weaponisable mechs known as Dolls. The people of New Los Angeles realize that they will never return to Earth, so they accept Mira as their new home." End quote.
     We never found out what planet the original game took place on, but the main problem is that Nopon. I thought maybe Chronicles could take place on earth, but if this little guy is on Mira, that poses a problem. I feel confident, however, that X can be placed during the war with Demise, assuming that a large majority of these people are from earth space stations and other-galaxy military bases from Metroid, and when the mother world of earth was rendered uninhabitable, they had to regroup together and venture off. Yes, the wiki says it is the year 2054, but it doesn't say if it's been 2054 years since the birth of Christ or 2054 years since something else. Metroid also followed a calender called the "Cosmic Calender". More importantly, these 'aliens' could be Demise' soldiers. After all, Skyward Sword doesn't state how advanced his troops were. We could easily have labeled another race of people from another world with advanced tech as 'aliens' instead of demons and the people of Skyloft would have heard the legend and assumed this future tech was magic.
     Oh, and Chonicles? Parellel earth. Sorry, but this has such an outlandish setting, there really couldn't be any other possibility. The wiki didn't offer much help and I never played it. I am aware I said the same thing about Fire Emblem but Fire Emblem doesn't have towering robo-giants, freaky red laser swords, strange environments (I'm looking at you, Gaur Plain), whatever weird species Riki is, or ANOTHER genesis story.

    Part 12: Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong Country, and Pikmin.

     Remember how earlier on I theorized that the primitive humanoid animals and humanoid plants that spawned from Pokemon would keep to themselves out in the wild? Well, after the attack and defeat of Demise that resulted in humans abandoning the surface, the less advanced creatures ruled the world.
     On a secluded island near the equator, a clan of apes would fight against a syndicate of crocodile-like reptiles for dominance, and the events of the "Donkey Kong Country" games then took place. Likewise, fungal-like creatures that eventually received human/"Star Fox" animal levels of intelligence formed their own civilized nation that would become the Mushroom Kingdom. Piantas, not to mention the pikmin, bulblords, and other animals found in Pikmin, are all products of large doses of nuclear radiation and strange alien energies, allowing the "Super Mario Brothers" and "Pikmin" games to transpire.
     First off, I found that Olimar is actually an alien (never played Pikmin), so he would have left his home planet and stumbled across planet PNF-404, a.k.a. earth. This is clearly earth as shown by the modern items laying around like the Duracell battery to the globe of the earth used as a map.
     Now for Mario. This only works if we assume that the original back story of Mario and Luigi, where they were humans from our world that were transported to the Mushroom Kingdom via warp pipe (which either brought them through time or they were human survivors in an underground bunker, but either way it doesn't make much of a difference), is the canonical one. And another question is the kingdoms ruler, the very human Princess Peach, is on the surface when most fled to the surface. My theory is that Peach was left behind during the war between Demise and the gods, and was found by the toads during the aftermath. The next paragraph's info is taken from The Thinking Gamer's video "Is the Nintendo Universe Post-Apocalyptic?".
     (Princess Peach and her father (in SMB. 3) are survivors and are the remaining government force of Russia, as shown by her prevalent lifestyle and insistance on royal title. Look at the similarities between Peach's castle and the russian castles below. She clearly is of Russian descent (Photos at the end of post). The castles used by Bowser and the castles at the end of levels also appear to be Russian (See next paragraph).
     The mk8 antigravity racers are leftover future tech. His video states more on this, including the locations of world 1, world 2, etc. But in order to accept my theory, disregard everything except for the Super Mario and Pikmin sections, as he doesn't talk much on other franchises, and I explained the other franchises already. (No offense to you Mr. Thinking Gamer, it's still a good theory.) I advise you to watch his video.)
     Yoshi's Wooly World and Kirby's Epic Yarn take place on a parallel earth with Paper Mario on it's own parallel world.

    Part 13: Splatoon

     I know even less about this than I do Fire Emblem or Xenoblade thanks to the uncomplete wiki, and I really don't know if this should be included, but it's really up to the reader, so I thought why not? I figured it's one of four things.
     1. Splatoon is an alien world. Makes sense, right?
     2. The Inklings are genetically altered human/animal hybrids bred for war during the days of F-zero/Metroid (because scientists are evil that way and technology has advanced enough too the point that you make someone part human, part metroid, and part Chozo), the non-lethal paintball tournaments are practice combat sessions and the single-player campaign is a holographic training exercise in which, very much like Matrix, you think you're living in a post apocalyptic world (the wiki suggests that it's earth in the far future), but you're not. Your reality is actually a carefully planned, carefully orchastrated illusion designed to see how well you peform in different situations, you just don't know it.
     3. In another part of the world, humans were fused with Bloopers as a result of alien energies that made them mutate during the war. I suggest this because the wiki states:

    “The official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account stated that Octo Valley ‘was made using the remains of an ancient civilization. It seems to be using very familiar things… or is it just my imagination?’ This seems to hint that Splatoon’s events take place on Earth, long after humans have gone extinct.”

     4. A combination of both 2 and 3 in which Inklings were created as weapons against Demise.
     Personally, I like the second theory the best, as I'm really tired of placing stuff during/after the war.
     Of course, with all of my earlier references to Nayru, Din, Farore, Hylia, The Sacred Realm, the Triforce, and Demise, there is only one franchise that could possibly come next in the Nintendo timeline. So to conclude, the next step is...

    Part 14: The Legend of Zelda (Finally, finally, finally!!!!)

     Eventually, Earth thawed out, and from this point the standard Zelda timeline begins starting from "Zelda: Skyward Sword". Rather than theoretically explain what happens with poor writing, I'll instead provide my motivations for placing "the Legend of Zelda" series at the end of the Nintendo chronology. First of all, I just love the idea of "Zelda" being a post-apocalyptic story: The concept is what sparked this theory in the first place. Secondly, and this is an actual point I promise, the presence of robots in "Skyward Sword" started this theory. In the game, there are at least three robots that make appearances, and all seem to be extremely old by the time Link discovers them. How could they be of a significant age if they are technologically advanced in comparison to "Skyward Sword" present? Unless, of course, it was a relic of a "futuristic", cyberpunk age. Did I mention that Nintendo said the Triforce was originally going to be microchip? True fact.
     Now you're probably thinking, "Gee, between Skyloft, the Mushroom kingdom, Splatoon, and Xenoblade X, there seem to be a lot of survivors for a war that supposedly killed billions of people." Well think about it: in the past 400 hundred years of real life, our population has exploded and is rising at a high rate. By the time of Metroid 500-1000 years later, no wonder humanity started colonizing space! They would have no choice due to population growth! Sure, compared to the current population, there are many survivors, but compared to the FUTURE population, survivors are few and deaths are many.
     In the Hyrule Historia, the timeline branches into 3 timelines, which can be confusing. Which timeline is the real one? Where does Smash bros. come in? Therefore I believe that after/during Ocarina of Time, Link has, through his time traveling, created so many time paradoxes (Song of Storms paradox and the Goddess sword paradox for example) that he SHATTERED time, combining the past, present, and all possible futures to the point that you can't tell if the you've traveled to the past or the past traveled to you. And because this was "before" the other three possible timelines played out, and it could diverge into any of these 3, it allows not only for the 3 timelines to play out along side each other, but for super smash bros. and every easter egg in every Nintendo franchise! Samus and Link in "Super Mario RPG", Mario portraits in Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Komaytos in Kid Icarus, Cranky Kong's comment of Link visiting his shop, a Mario mask on the creepy mask salesman's pack, James Mcloud in F-zero, Samus's gunship in DK: Tropical Freeze, Link and Villager racing in Mariokart 8, Samus Aran in Kirby: Super Star, plus the Excite bike and Mute City racetracks, the list goes on and on!
     Why is there so much Nintendo stuff in Animal Crossing? Because after the timeline got mixed up, corporations in general (and Wario) saw a money-making opportunity and decided to cash in and start selling merchandise. Historical themed video games and toys are nothing new. This leads to the amusement park known as Nintendo Land.

    Part 15: The Subspace Emissary and after T.L.P.

     A lot of people wonder who Master Hand is. I have an answer. He embodies creation so he would be god and have created Palutena, the Zelda goddesses, Arceas, and Crazy Hand would be his arch-nemesis.
     So, after the timeline was screwed up (I will refer to this as T.L.P, the Timeline Paradox), a Subspace army invaded, as seen in the The Subspace Emissary Adventure mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
     So where did Subspace come from? Well, throughout the games we see references to an opposite, "dark" dimension, and beings from this world.
     For example: Dark Samus, Dark Link, Shadow mario, cosmic mario, Shadoo, and the distortion world in pokemon that Giratina was banished to.
     Not to mention pocket dimensions like Termina, Flat zone (yes, I actually fit in Game and Watch), and Mario 64 painting dimensions. So this whatever this distortion world is, it's probably Subspace. And maybe this is where all gaming franchises are linked.
     Sort of like the Astral plane, it's the area between dimensions. If you've played D&D you know what I'm talking about. If dimensions were islands, the astral plane is the ocean. This explains the presence of Pac-man, Ryu, Sonic, Megaman, Solid Snake, and Banjo-Kazooie (Diddy Kong racing) and the fact that they encounter Sonic in Subspace only supports this.
     For example, look at Pit. In TSE, we first see him watching a fighting match between Mario and Kirby. Why is this important? Because he's cheering for his favorite competitor. Just like you do when you watch a football game and you root for your favorite team because you know who's who, where each team is from. You keep track of your group's wins and losses and try to predict who will win. Because you've had time to research this stuff. Pit is not just looking at 2 people who think the other guy's evil. It's a full blown sport competition taking place with Zelda and Peach as celebrity figures crowds of spectators. This isn't a mindless, violent mashup with no meaning or place in any timeline, universe, etc (not counting Subspace Emmisary). Pit KNOWS who Mario is, he KNOWS who Kirby is. It takes place in a man-made arena, for crying out loud!
     I believe that because Master Hand is god, he would create a competition to unite people from these diffferent eras and prevent total chaos from breaking out. In other words, Master Hand created Super Smash Bros. And by enlisting them in this, he can prevent Ganon and Bowser from trying to take over for the umpteenth time. 
     But back to Pit. This all shows that mankind has had time to create a civilized community, but not enough for everyone to know everyone. Until Snake comes in. He has absolutely NO idea what's going on, PERIOD, because he's not from this world. This is why non-nintendo fighters are called "Guest fighters". (Yes, I know that Sheik attacked Fox, but only because not everyone is quite up to speed on what exactly has happened. Plus, he was shooting at them because 1. everyone thought that the Halberd was under the control of the bad guys until 2. the good guys get control of it back only to find that someone they don't know (Fox) is shooting at them. I can see why Sheik would try to kill this guy that they thought might be another adversary.)
     So everything is going smoothly in the Nintendo Universe with Smash Bros. keeping carnage from raging between these nations, some of which think that a taxi is a monster or that they can subdue the less advanced peoples. Until something out of MH's control invaded from another dimension: Tabuu. Afterwards, Mario and Sonic compete in the Olympics (which serves the same purpose as Smash) and Villager and Link are invited to Mariokart.

    Part 16: Epilogue

     So in closing, I'd like to tell you this. You may recall another theory in which Master Hand was really a little boy who played with his toys (the trophies). And as contradicting as this sounds, that is absolutely true. I said at the beginning that this entire theory is based on your perception of it. Super Smash bros. is not just the imagination of the little boy or the way the boy sees his toys, but how everyone views, and more importantly, imagines the games to be. Same thing with Master Hand. He is the embodiement of the gamer. In a timeline sense, yes, he is god. But in relation to the real world, Master Hand is you, me, the video game fanfic writer, the company who makes the game, the hacker who makes and changes a game, the video game theory writer, and the guy who randomly guesses about things in the game that haven't been cleared up yet, like where Zelda Wii U will take place in the Zelda timeline. However you see the game, wether you think that Link is dead in Majora's Mask or that Super Mario Bros. 3 was just a stageplay, that makes you Master Hand of the video game world as you perceive it. Very much like "Lego Movie", sure it looks like it's all in a kid's mind but Emmet was able to move under his own power, and the boy's father reacted to this, showing that the Lego realm is it's own individual world, and it's not just the boy that's god of that world.
     But for all you doubters out there who think this is more fanfiction than timeline, let's try connect this without the timeline OR easter eggs, eh? Now it's reasonable to assume that Animal Crossing and it's intelligent animals (lab experiements, perhaps?) eventually led to Star Fox, and that Star Fox is in a future shared with Metroid, F-zero, and Kirby (it's an alien planet remember?). Fire Emblem can reasonably be placed in the dark ages or a Lost Era. Earthbound, Ice Climbers, Duck Hunt, Wii Fit, Punch-out, and Pilot Wings/Wii sports Resort are all obviously modern day. Zelda, contrary to popular opinion, could not be in the middle ages thanks to so much magic and fantasy elements (Gorons, Zora, WW's huge ocean) and as such would have to be placed sometime in the aforementioned lost era, but then we run into the problem of those robots again. Ignoring refernces to modern tech and fourth wall breaks, Kid Icarus can be placed 3,000 years ago, but just as easily could be during the war like I said earlier. Mario is the real problem, but I suppose we could place the brothers during a modern era and then enter a rip in space-time bringing them to the Mushroom Kingdom. Even if it wasn't an attack by Demise, Xenoblade Chronicles X and it's alien invasion has to be after Metroid. And frankly, Game and Watch simply MUST be another dimension, because really, there's just no other explanation. Thank-you for reading, and congratulations if you made it this far.

    Special thanks:

    “The Goddamn Batman” on

    “The Thinking Gamer” on Youtube

    Jon Negroni, author of the Pixar theory

    And the 17 wikis I used for help.

    Bonus Theory!!

    Found on

    “This one suggests that the Pac-man universe and the world of minimalist classic sport game Pong are linked together by a social dynamic that places them together on a complex class ladder.
    The theory says that Pong is the upper class world, where folks play tennis endlessly at their leisure on account of being terribly rich, burning through balls like there’s no financial restriction on how many can be used. Because, frankly there isn’t, and infinite balls are the highest sign of status and wealth.
    So where do all the balls go?
    Well, Pac-man is the lower rung of the social ladder, where the character is forced to endlessly collect the discarded balls of the Pong social climbers. He sells them on to those who wish to appear more wealthy with their ball stocks, scratching a living, and evading guards hell-bent on stopping any thefts that will destabilize the accepted social order of things.”


    1. Wow, that is one universe. If you like, I am noticing a split in the Pixar Theory, and it involves BnL no longer being the dominant company like in Wall-E, but being rejected and dissolved at some point and they ended up a laughingstock.


      1. Thanks. It still needs some fixing up. I don’t know why, but the idea of Master Hand as just makes so much more sense to me. I mean, when Ganondorf bows to someone, you KNOW that that guy’s gotta be important.


  10. Where you say that BnL is faceless, I had to watch wall-e for a english assignment and it showed the CEO of BnL, shelby forthright or something. would that still make it a faceless company?


    1. BnL is NOT faceless, it has a clear CEO, Forthright. He also serves as president of the world or something in the pre-split Pixarverse. Post-split Pixarverse however is a different story because BnL does not exist on a grander scale.


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