Hiya guys! Today I slightly different kind of post. I will be giving you my thoughts on what’s canon and not canon in the Poptropica universe.
If you’re not sure what “canon” means, here’s a definition from Wikipedia: In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in an individual universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction.
So, basically every non-sponsored island is canon. But what about the others?
#1: Sponsored Islands (Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, etc.)
No. Totally not canon. They obviously happen in another universe. Period. Let’s move on, shall we?
#2: Mystery of the Map Island
This might be a shocker, but I do not think it is canon. Well, the GRAPHIC NOVEL is definitely canon, but not the island. If it was canon, then why would the events happen twice, one with you and one without you? Also, in that island, the characters act totally different, have no screen time. As you can see, only one of the versions can be canon, and that would have to be the graphic novel.
#3: Poptropica Adventures (for the Nintendo DS)
I guess this could be considered canon, but if you think about it, it’s not. First of all, the plots don’t even match what really happened. It could have happened before or afterwards, but when you think about it, it really couldn’t happen. Let’s not forget that the characters are WAY different then in the original game. Binary Bard is too scared and looks too cute to be a villain, Zeus gives up after you beat him in a RACE for crying out loud, and Betty Jetty and Ned Noodlehead are…SIBLINGS!?! OK, maybe this IS canon, but I’m not so sure. What about you just read this, and then decide for yourselves. 😉
#4: Forgotten Islands
This could actually be canon…but the graphics are so crappy and the whole game’s a fetch quest, so no one really pays attention to any of the content in it. I guess this game truly is forgotten, which makes it mainly non-canon.
And Lastly, #5: Mocktropica
This is where things get weird. Unlike the others, Mocktropica is a full blown, non-canon island. It’s funny one, too. So why do I think that such a great island is non-canon? Well, do you think it makes any sense that people make a computer game inside of the computer game they’re making? No, it doesn’t. And it isn’t supposed to. The whole island is a joke about the Creators, and that’s what makes it awesome. Just because it’s non-canon doesn’t mean that it’s a bad island. 😛
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So, what do you think? Leave your thoughts down in the comments. Let’s keep this discussion going!
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