WARNING: Not only does this post contain Lost Expedition spoilers, but it’s super, duper long. Yeah…
Before we begin, I want to point out that this isn’t just one theory, but many theories connected together in some way. AlA few aren’t theories at all, just me rambling my cray cray thoughts because there isn’t enough evidence yet to back it up.
Takes deep breath.
Let’s do this…
We will begin with my theory about Octavian, because this is the one that makes the most sense and is probably true.
Like I mentioned in my “Thoughts on The Lost Expedition” post, it is revealed in TLE that Octavian is from ancient Pompeii.
Here’s the thing. I don’t think Octavian is as evil as we all think. The map says Pompeii AD 79, aka when Mount Vesuvius erupted and killed all those people. What if he somehow escaped? And is now trying to get home to his family? It is revealed in the Book 3 preview that he wants to change the timeline. He probably isn’t going through with all his evil plans, he is just trying to save his family and friends from being killed by the eruption!
Also, you may think he is that famous Roman emperor Augustus, who changed his name to, but he died in AD 14, 65 years before AD 79. So, our Octavian was just a random citizen, I guess.
But why does he have modern clothing on? Probably to blend in, I guess. In Pompeii he probably looked something like….this:
And if you look closely enough at the picture above (the map one, not Poptropolis one) you will see that Octavian has one of those tattoos. I’ll explain more on that later, as it explains even more about Octavian and how he will change the course of history.
What even is Poptropica?
I used to just think it was some random planet full of islands. It probably is, but then again, now we know that Poptropica has some sort of connection with Earth, and messing with Pop doesn’t necessarily ruin just Pop, but mainly Earth.
This brings us back to a theory I wrote back in February: the Frozen in Time Theory, which may be more true than ever now and remains to be what I think happened.
Will the truth be revealed in the graphic novel series? Yes.
Who caused it? Maybe Octavian, or even the kids, but probably some past event that caused Pop to even exist and began the Society.
But, what went wrong? We will probably find out soon.
Also, I’m pretty sure that they aren’t actually time traveling in TLE, all the time periods exist at the same time on separate islands. The map just guides them of where to travel.
Mystery Train Island ISN’T a play…
Even though my Frozen in Time theory is almost certainly true, I would be surprised if it wasn’t, a couple of my other, newer theories were proven false. We know now that Mystery Train Island was actually real, since important historical events exist in Poptropica, just as islands. Same goes for Time Tangled. Heck, Time Tangled will probably become super important soon.
The Secret Society and Tattoos
And then there’s the Secret Society. We don’t know much about them yet, but we are sure to find out lots of info in Book 3, which is titled “The Secret Society”. It doesn’t come out till April though, wah!
Anyways, it seems to be split up into two groups, yet both are trying to protect Poptropica from outsiders.
The first group seems to be these weird trooper people who fly around all the islands in this weird flying thing. They have modern technology, actually FUTURISTIC technology, including these weird electric “Stun Butons” (or something like that, it’s a store item).
Then there’s the second group. They seem to be normal people, until you see how they act. And the walkie talkie. And then that tattoo…
They are probably spying for the Society. And the other people from the so called past don’t seem to care, maybe they now about the future and the Society too?!
I would also like to point out that none of the “famous” historical people are a part of the Society. Yes, all he islands featured in the Lost Expedition are actually based on real events. Even the H.M.S. Terror was real, I suggest you look that up online. It’s shocking how similar it is to the book.
Octavian, Part 2
If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that Octavian’s tattoo has scratches over it. He must have been the Society spy person for Pompeii, but abandoned them.
If you didn’t know, scratches, cuts, whatever over a certain symbol usually means the person ditched them. It’s foreshadowing, kids.
Octavian probably knows so much about Poptropica, no wonder he knows how to change history and stuff. I can’t wait till we find out more, he’s my favorite character in the series!
Upon Rereading MotM…
I noticed a few details that didn’t make sense before now.
#1: This guy…
Even though it doesn’t show it, that guy probably DEFINITELY has a tattoo and is associated with the Society. He may even be the guy talking through the computer at the end of TLE!
Heck, he could even be the leader! Guess we’ll see when the third book comes out in April.
#2: This thing…
Possibly the time device from Time Tangled Island, further proving my theory that Octavian was the one who caused your Poptropican to have to save the future.
What about your Poptropican?
There is a good chance that your Poptropican is also a part of the Society, as many of the islands in the actual game are based on historical events, mainly Time Tangled Island, where you have to fix the past to save the future by collecting those items and putting them back in the right time period. Wait wait, what if it was OCTAVIAN who messed everything up?! Or it was just a malfunctioning time machine, like stated in the island. Or both. I don’t know…
However, your Poptroican may be separate, as they only save Poptropica, there is no mention of the “real world” or whatever they’re gonna call it. Unless the Secret Society, whatever their real society name is, saves Poptropica and stops those villains too.
All we need to do to figure out if your Poptropican is a member of the Society or not is to check their arm and see if they have s tattoo or not. But we can’t right now, the arms aren’t realistic, unlike the art style of the graphic novels. This may, and probably will change when the New Pop comes out, however, and a tattoo may be there. If you do actually have one, you are a part of the Society, if you don’t, then nope!
There won’t be a Lost Expedition Island
You see, in the graphic novel, they go to several different islands, so I doubt that they will make an actual game island based on it. Also, the Creators are too busy making the New Pop. And unlike MotM, they did not release it online first, so I had to actually buy TLE. Well my parents did. Same thing. Ugh lets just move on…
Phew, congrats to all of you who made it this far. Don’t worry, there are only a few more paragraphs left, and then you can return to whatever you were doing before reading this post.
There was a reason this week’s Theory Thursday was so freaking long. You see, I would have split these Lost Expedition theories into different posts, but I can’t, as Theory Thursdays will be going on hiatus for the next month or so. Why? They will be replaced with THROWBACK Thursdays for the month of September, to celebrate Pop’s birthday month.
Don’t be sad though, this four week special event is gonna be awesome! And theories will return back on a weekly schedule in October.
So yeah, that’s the end of this mega theory post. You can return to society now, thanks for wasting 20 minutes or so of your precious life reading this 😃