Top 9 “Fan Theories”? Oh, You Mean HeadCanon!

So, here’s a vid that covers 9 good headcanon fantasies.

Okay, that’s not QUITE true. It covers a few good headcanon fantasies, and several IMMENSELY STUPID ones, plus a few completely trivial ones.

Young Andy
Possibly true, but totally trivial.

The Stan Lee thing? I totally buy it, and it’s completely awesome. Ditto for James Bond.

Of course, the video ERRS TOTALLY in omitting one of the best fan theories in existence: “Ferris Bueller is Cameron’s Imaginary Friend”.

My favorite thought-piece about Ferris Bueller is the “Fight Club” theory, in which Ferris Bueller, the person, is just a figment of Cameron’s imagination, like Tyler Durden, and Sloane is the girl Cameron secretly loves.

One day while he’s lying sick in bed, Cameron lets “Ferris” steal his father’s car and take the day off, and as Cameron wanders around the city, all of his interactions with Ferris and Sloane, and all the impossible hijinks, are all just played out in his head. This is part of the reason why the “three” characters can see so much of Chicago in less than one day — Cameron is alone, just imagining it all.

It isn’t until he destroys the front of the car in a fugue state does he finally get a grip and decide to confront his father, after which he imagines a final, impossible escape for Ferris and a storybook happy ending for Sloane (“He’s gonna marry me!”), the girl that Cameron knows he can never have.

Like all good headcanon, this theory isn’t so much “true” as it is “a great and interesting way to re-interpret the movie in a totally different way”. Which, to be honest, is all that headcanon can ever be. Even so, some fan theories really are totally awesome.

One thought on “Top 9 “Fan Theories”? Oh, You Mean HeadCanon!”

  1. The 007 thing actually is canon, if you count the Peter Sellers/David Niven Bond.

    Also, I thought the big fan theory of Toy Story was that Woody had been Andy’s Dad’s.

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