Hey, guys, it’s AlexaHalfSiren, and time for this blog to be revived once again with… Trusty Theory!
So, I was checking the blogs like usual and I found a short post by Smart Flame, with an announcement for his new fanfic and a theory that… well… see for yourself.
I saw this and thought “yep, time to revive my theory series.” So here’s my theory extension.
So what I see first is “When you time travel to these historical sites, obviously there’s no machinery, or at least no time travel device.” This is only SLIGHTLY untrue: Leonardo da Vinci’s gliding mechanism could be considered a machine back in the Rennaisance period, but looking back at it, that’s just personal view. However, the reason there is no time travel device is because YOU are carrying it with you.
Then I saw “At first I thought you would land where the device was in present time in the past.” Also untrue: if that were the case, Time Tangled would be way longer.
“I think your mind or subconscious would travel to that place.” That is wrong beyond all belief. If the mind traveling was the case, the only way that would work is if you knew where everything was, and all of it could be done within seconds, due to the need of other items like the warrior headdress being eliminated from necessity. (Bad wording, yes, but I don’t care.) The mind idea would also mean you knew exactly what all the Poptropicans said.
The subconscious idea, however, is different. If it were in your subconscious, your present-day Poptropican would be unconscious, possibly in a coma, while your subconscious would be in your dreams, doing the events needed to complete the island. That can’t work because subconscious you could dream the items into existence.
That’s where my theory comes in. I call it the Partners in Time theory.
Basically, in the game Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time, baby Mario and Luigi are evacuated from the past Mushroom Kingdom into the present Mushroom Kingdom, after being saved by the adult Mario and Luigi.
Furthermore, whenever you finish an area in Partners in Time, a new “timehole” opens, which is a portal that teleports the baby and the adult Mario and Luigi versions into a past Mushroom Kingdom that’s been altered by the game’s main antagonist group, the Shroobs. (Should also add that the timeholes all appear at Peach’s Castle (Present) when they are made.)
HOWEVER, the present day Mushroom Kingdom isn’t affected by the changes done in the past Mushroom Kingdom. This is where I bring in what I call the Planned Out Subtheory comes in. The present Mushroom Kingdom isn’t affected because when you defeat the game, the past Mushroom Kingdom is restored to its original self, while the present Mushroom Kingdom is unaffected still.
The problem I run into, however, is that in Partners in Time, there is no view of the future. So that puts a dent in my ideas… But not a huge dent. TL;DR, whenever something changes in past Mushroom Kingdom, present Mushroom Kingdom isn’t affected. Now back to the Poptropica theory.
Poptropica’s time travel differs from that of Partners in Time due to the fact that not only are you going to different places in the past, but to different times as well. So in the case of time travel, you’re traveling to both a different place and a different time as well, but that brings up another question: How did the different items get to where they were when you were handed the device?
To that I say infinite dimensions.
Let’s use Trusty Bear and his bro Angry Thunder as examples. When Trusty starts the game, he goes to a “time period” where “future” Trusty is in a dystopian city. This can be described as Dimension 1. If Angry were to appear instead and meet future Trusty, that’s Dimension 2. Dimension 3 would be Trusty and future Angry, and Dimension 4 would be future and current Angry.
Now let’s say Trusty went to the Great Wall “time period” to start out, grabbing the necessary items there. He’d be traveling to a dimension where the items from the different “time period” are there, and he picks them up. This would alter it to an already existing dimension where neither the items needed nor the items supplied are there.
Fixing all of the different dimensions/time periods would change Dimension 1, with Trusty and Future Trusty in a dystopian dimension, to Dimension XX, where XX means some number, and inside is Trusty and Future Trusty in a utopian dimension. Instead of time travel, it’s actually space-time travel, or dimensional travel for short.
Anyway, I’ve rambled on with this theory for long enough. Heck, I may even become a conspiracy theorist. But I’m gonna get back to work on my new stories. As always, keep poppin’ it!