There's general confusion among fans in understanding how after years of seeing that there are real monsters, Scully would still scoff at the idea of vampires. It doesn't make sense unless she is proven correct, as she often is.
However, in every season of The X Files, there were two or three cases where there was a perfectly logical explanation and Scully was totally right. Scully's first instinct is to always look for the simplest and most supported explanation. She's always reminding Mulder to not let his desire to find something supernatural cloud his reasoning and causing him to ignore other explanations.
At the same time, when she does find evidence of something supernatural, she accepts it.
There's one theory that Peter Pan was actually an insane villain and Captain Hook was the hero of the Lost Boys who survived Peter's leadership and became an adult.
This theory argues that Peter Pan abducted the Lost Boys, but Hook escaped and formed a pirate crew to try and stop Pan. In the books, Peter Pan forgets that the Lost Boys need real food and can't subsist off of imagination alone, but Peter can eat imaginary things and never die.
When angered, Peter became a homicidal maniac and the Lost Boys would put on a show to calm him even if they were very hungry. Lastly, when the Lost Boys grew out of their clothing, it signaled that they were about to become adults and so Peter would kill them unless they were able to escape and join the only resistance against him---the Pirates.
Some people believe that Mr. Bean was an alien in the original series.
The opening of the series shows him beamed down to Earth from a ray of light (a spaceship), and you could argue that it does help explain his eccentric and bizarre behavior.
The show seems to revolve around him learning about humanity and trying to integrate without any real idea as to how to go about it.
Some think that it adds an interesting layer of humor to an already hilarious series.
The Back To The Future trilogy is one of the most well-loved in the history of summer blockbusters, and so it's no surprise that there are numerous fan theories about what actually happened to Marty McFly and Doc Brown over the course of the three films. One of the most perplexing theories centers around the idea is that Marty originally died while trying to steal the Sports Almanac from Biff in Back To The Future II before Doc went back and changed the course of history.
Many fans see this as an explanation as to why Doc had perfect timing on showing up and saving Marty from being run over in the tunnel.
The following fan theory first came about shortly after the 1996 release of Michael Bay's The Rock. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery, with the latter being the source of this particular theory. According to theory, Connery's character of John Patrick Mason is actually none other than a retired and imprisoned James Bond. Connery played the British spy from 1962 to 1971, and then again in 1983 before retiring from the role he made famous.
So when Connery showed up as Mason, a retired spy, in The Rock, fans of the Bond franchise pushed the theory that the aging Scottish actor was reprising his role as the British spy who they claimed was captured in the 1970s.
It makes sense when you think about it.
The Nickelodeon children's show Spongebob Squarepants is set in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The United States Government tested numerous nuclear bombs at the island of Bikini Atoll between 1946 and 1958. Notice a similarity there? Allow me to explain...
There's one fan theory out there arguing that the inhabitants in Bikini Bottom (which the theory claims is at the bottom of the ocean surrounding Bikini Atoll) became anamorphic following the more than a decade of nuclear testing. This would explain why Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, and the rest of the cast can talk, flip burgers, and play the clarinet. What it doesn't explain, however, is how a squirrel from Texas managed to find her way to the bottom of the ocean. Maybe next time.
If you grew up in the 1990s, it's not a stretch to say that you remember the animated series Pinky and the Brain. The cartoon centered around the nightly exploits of the titular characters as they attempted to "take over the world," but Brain's ingenious plans always seem to falter time after time. There might be a good reason for this.
According to one fan theory, the true genius is actually Pinky and not Brain. The theory even cites the show's introductory song: "Pink and the Brain; one is a genius, the other is insane." If you ever watched the show then you will know that the Brain was often going insane as he formulated his plans and Pinky is the smart one who stops the plans in their tracks before things can get out of hand. The fan behind the theory claims that Pinky has enough wherewithal to find a way to save his best friend.
Do you remember the kid from the beginning of Jurassic Park? No, not Tim. I'm talking about the kid who made the mistake of making a snide remark around Dr. Alan Grant before he was quickly scared into silence. Now that you remember who I'm alluding to, let's take a look at this crazy fan theory concerning that scared kid and Owen (played by Chris Pratt) from Jurassic World.
According to the theory, the child was so terrified and inspired by Dr. Grant's demonstration that he began to respect the dinosaurs, especially the velociraptors, whose claw Dr. Grant carried around as a good luck charm. If you don't remember, Owen was an expert trainer of the raptors in Jurassic World, even forming a tight bond with the leader of the pack, Blue.
The climax of The Dark Knight doesn't center on a battle between Batman and the Joker, but rather an experiment orchestrated by the prince of crime with the citizens of Gotham playing as his rats in a cage. During the scene, two groups of people are trapped on ferry boats armed to explode. One boat contains inmates from Gotham's Arkham Prison while the other is filled with your average Gothamites. Each group is given a detonator to the opposite boat, meaning that in order to survive, they must kill the other group. The intense scene shows both groups as they go back and forth on what to do in the situation. I'll stop there for the sake of those who haven't seen the movie yet. I mean, it's only been out for 10 years...
There's a theory that instead of giving each ferry boat the detonator to the opposing boat, the Joker gave each group the means to blow up their own boat.
Anakin unknowingly used the Force to influence Padme into falling in love with him in Attack of the Clones. At the beginning of the film, Padme isn't remotely interested in Anakin romantically and is creeped out by his general obsession.
Anakin, who is both extremely powerful and unstable, did not have full control of his powers, and his desire for her began to leak into her mind during their time on Naboo. At one point, she even asked if he's pulling a Jedi Mind Trick on her.
This explains why she made a complete 180 on him during the movie, and why she said she was in love with him before they're to be executed on Geonosis. The bad romance of the film makes so much more sense and takes on a bit of an appropriate creepy and tragic vibe.
There are almost as many theories about Scooby Doo are there are episodes of the long-running mystery cartoon series. With theories ranging from the show taking place in a post-depression society, the Mystery Inc. actually being on the run from the government, and even Shaggy being a delusional addict, there's something for everyone.
The most prominent theory regarding the show is the depression angle on account of so many run-down amusement parks and mills, shuttered businesses, and the ridiculous number of out-of-work and desperate people pulling zany insurance schemes.
The Scooby Doo Wikia states: "because of these setbacks, many of these normally respected individuals devoted themselves to a life of crime, and many disguised themselves as monsters so that they could shift the blame on someone else."
There's a longstanding theory that the Chamber of Secrets from Harry Potter was actually a safe room for all of the students at Hogwarts in the event of an attack and that the basilisk was put there by Salazar Slytherin for protection. The theory also states that the legend of the Chamber of Secrets was twisted over the years after Slytherin had a falling out with the other founders of Hogwarts.