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Top 10 Video Game Fan Theories That Turned Out TRUE!

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Script written by Ty Richardson Well heck, it turns out you and your crazy theories were actually onto something! Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top Video Game Fan Theories That Turned Out To Be TRUE! Special thanks to our user “DanParadis” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Video Game Fan Theories That Turned Out to be True

It’s so crazy, it just might be true! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Video Game Fan Theories That Turned Out to be True!

For this list, we’re looking at some of the most conspicuous theories confirmed to be true by future titles, in-game content, or developer comments.

#10: All Bonds

“GoldenEye 007” (1997)

All it takes are a couple of ambiguous rumors to spark a theory. Before us kids had the good old internet, rumor had it that you could play as all of the different Bond actors in “GoldenEye’s” multiplayer: Connery, Moore, Dalton, and, of course, Brosnan. However, this was just an April Fool’s prank from Electronic Gaming Monthly...that is until Rare came out and said otherwise. As it turns out, “All Bonds” mode was supposed to be in the final version of the game but didn’t make the cut for “various reasons” - which explains why using a GameShark allows you to see images of past Bonds in the character select screen.

#9: Secret of Nukes

“Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”

No game can escape the curiosity of data miners. When a hidden cutscene was discovered in the game’s files, players were left wondering how in the world to unlock it. The prevailing theory was that the only way to do so was for all players to surrender their nukes in the online multiplayer mode. Konami supported this theory and said they’ve been keeping tabs since the game’s release. But, for every last player in the community to surrender their nukes? Seems unlikely.

#8: Canadian Shepard

“Mass Effect 3” (2012)

Well, I’ll be damned. Shepard’s from Canada? We may not have any direct confirmation from the developers, but the proof is in the pudding when you observe bits and pieces of the game. For starters, there’s the slight accent, which can be hard to spot, but its there. Then, there’s the fact that the prologue takes place in Canada--Alright, or Shepard can just come right out and put the nail in the coffin! Yeah, that dialogue bit just confirms it; Shepard is from Vancouver.

#7: The Shinra Company

“Final Fantasy VII” (1997)

Among the many connections of the different “Final Fantasy” story arcs, this was one of the most shocking. In “Final Fantasy X-2”, one of the main characters is named Shinra. Does the name sound familiar? For those of you who haven’t played “Final Fantasy VII”, the Shinra company was essentially a manufacturer of Mako energy and easily accessible electricity. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima created the Shinra character, thinking that Shinra would go on to start the company. We’ll just go ahead and take that as part of the official canon now.

#6: Multiple Timelines

“The Legend of Zelda” series (1987-)

This one caused quite a number of headaches among Zelda fans. For quite some time, we were left in the dark wondering which games across the series happened at which point in Links life. Is there a possibility that there are multiple Links? Well, answers were given when Dark Horse Comics published “Hyrule Historia”, a book written by Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, and Akira Himekawa. The chart confirms what had long been the prevailing theory among fans: that not all of the games take place in a single timeline, and that the ending of “Ocarina of Time” had something to do with it. It’s a little complex to explain, but its cool to see Nintendo help clarify things.

#5: Symmetra is on the Spectrum

“Overwatch” (2016)

Representation is important in video games. It can allow players to feel a connection with their favorite characters. It’s something they can relate to with common characteristics and these details can help more people feel included in the games they play. Our lovely Indian architect required a little more investigating, though. Fans had reason to believe that Symmetra was possibly autistic, and when the comic, “A Better World”, was released, Symmetra said something about being “on the spectrum.” When director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that she was indeed autistic, he said: “...she doe a great job representing just how awesome someone with autism can be.”

#4: It Was All a Play…

“Super Mario Bros. 3” (1990)

The answer to this was a long time coming… Ever wondered why “Super Mario Bros. 3” opens with a curtain? And why are the platforms hanging from the top of the screen? It’s almost as if everything is a play--ohhhhhh! Its one of the most obvious of theories on this list, but it felt like an eternity before we got a straight answer from Shigeru Miyamoto. In 2015, during an interview with Nintendo UK, Miyamoto was asked if the game was a play the whole time, answering with a simple nod. Finally!

#3: Giovanni’s Son

“Pokémon” series (1998-)

You know, sometimes we don’t really care about our rivals that much, so long as we shut their big mouth in a Pokemon battle. Yet, there’s something oddly intriguing about our rival, Silver, in Pokemon Gold & Silver. In “FireRed” & “LeafGreen”, a Team Rocket scientist will speculate if Red is Giovanni’s son before correcting himself and mention Giovanni’s son has red hair. The idea that Silver is Giovanni’s son was only solidified when “HeartGold & SoulSilver” hosted a promotional event, where Celebi can take the player to a flashback of Giovanni abandoning his son. What a sorrowful secret…

#2: Mary’s Body

“Silent Hill 2” (2001)

This was as big of a twist as an M. Night Shyamalan movie! How can it be possible to receive a letter from your wife when she has been dead for the past three years? Trick question, kids: you can’t. Anyways, “Silent Hill 2” was confusing in its multiple endings, especially with the “In Water” ending. While most fans believe Mary’s body has been in the trunk the whole time, they only got half of the truth. Designer Masahiro Ito tweeted out that Mary’s body was actually in the back seat of James’s car, not the trunk. You know, you’d think James would notice something like that.

#1: Sonic Meets MJ

“Sonic the Hedgehog 3” (1994)

Doesn’t this music sound familiar? Many gamers in the mid-90s certainly thought so, as many were led to believe that legendary pop star Michael Jackson might have worked with SEGA on the soundtrack for “Sonic 3”. Developers of the classic platformer have come out to say MJ did work on the game, namely the Carnival Night Zone music, but it wasn’t for as long as one might think. The King of Pop was uncredited and left the project due to the sexual abuse allegations against him. Many of the songs had to be reworked, yet somehow, fans were able to identify Jackson’s unique style.
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