For better or worse, the internet is rife with theories – conspiracy theories, political theories, scientific theories, and some downright bonkers theories about popular movies and television series. While many theories floating around cyberspace are nothing but baseless speculation and hokum, some actually turn out to be true. In fact, some of the most outrageous and seemingly far-fetched fan theories have been proven to be right over the years. What started out as speculation was actually found to not only have merit, but to eventually become canon. This just goes to show that you should write anything off when it comes to movie and TV fan theories. Here are 10 seemingly wild fan theories that turned out to be spot on.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
If any film franchise was rife with crazy fan theories, it was the Harry Potter series. During its run of eight different films, Harry Potter enjoyed its fair share of insane fan theories, especially during the lead-up to the two-part final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. From speculation that “Dumbledore is Ron from the future” to “Dumbledore is actually Death,” the nonsense got pretty intense and strange over the years. However, one popular theory turned out to be true. It stated that Harry Potter himself was actually one of Lord Voldemort’s various horcruxes. The final story explicitly spells out how Voldemort accidentally transferred a part of his soul into Harry when he failed to kill him as a baby, creating a powerful bond between the two of them that could only be broken by the other’s death. This plot twist explains the mental connection the two wizards had, as well as solidifying Professor Trelawney’s prophecy. In the end, Harry has to die so that all of the horcruxes can be destroyed. Naturally, his death wasn’t permanent. And of course, book readers knew all of this years prior to be final movies hitting theaters.