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6 of the Most Bizarre Literary Fan Theories

For some people, when the story is over, the real fun is only just beginning. You see, when the narrative reaches its inevitable conclusion, THAT’S when certain fans take to the Internet with their own absolutely bananas (but still totally plausible!) interpretations.

I love a good fan theory, and I love it even more if it’s weird. The weirder the better, really. And since every fan theorist worth their salt has a fifty-page manifesto out there on the Internet somewhere, just waiting to be discovered, here are some of the craziest literary fan theories I’ve found floating around. (Besides the “Ron Weasley is time-traveling Dumbledore” theory. We’ve already covered that.)