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Ever wondered if that throwaway line in episode 12 really meant something? Someone has. VS Wells delves into a world where everything is connected
Marty McFly enters the infinite, JK Rowling is a fictional character, and your brain has been blown.
Sometimes, SF writers are a little slapdash on the details. They forget to close important plot holes, drop hints that are never followed up on or fail to notice the importance of totally insignificant objects. Luckily, whenever creators slip up, fans are there to provide their own theories to plug the gaps. So buckle up, because the best of the internet’s fanon might just permanently change the way you think about your favourite franchises…
10 ALFRED IS BATMAN’S DAD
Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most loyal friend, mentor and advisor, who just happens to be an employee of Gotham’s sullenest public servant. But he’s way too involved to be a mere butler: what if Bruce is Alfred’s son?
It must have been hard for Mrs Wayne while her husband was running a corporate empire, and she’d be forgiven for perhaps seeking company with the ( then young-and- handsome) suave butler. Maybe they kept the liaison a secret, and Bruce grew up treating Alfred as the staff – until his parents died.
With nobody else to look up to, Alfred became Batman’s stand- in dad, the sole force shaping him through his formative years. It explains both Alfred’s undying loyalty, and the more- than- business vibes surrounding their relationship.