Theory: The Pilgrims of Early Poptropica

Ah, Early Poptropica.

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That 5-minute long island brings back so much nostalgia. Not for me of course, since I’ve only been playing since March 2015, but for all of you long time Poptropicans, it sure does. Anyway, you might be like, “How does an island as simple and straight-forward as this have enough content for a full blown theory?” Well, Monkey Wrench Island is even easier than Early Poptropica, being a tutorial and all, yet that island went ahead and revealed where the blimp came from! So yes, I do in fact have a major theory about Early Pop that will change the way you think about it forever. How would you feel if I told you that the pilgrims are the characters of a 1982 arcade game.

Shocked, aren’t you? You shouldn’t be, as the evidence was around you this entire time and you didn’t realize at all. First of all, just look at those guys! They are pixelated! You can’t get anymore proof than that. Also, the supposed Early Poptropica part of the town was founded, by the pilgrims, in 1982, the year when arcade games were equivalent to today’s cell phones.

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And how do you explain this?!?

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It literally was called Poptropica’s 8-BIT Birthday. Which explains it all.

But if they are from an arcade game, then how did they end up on Early Poptropica? Well, here’s my idea of what happened. So, sometime in 1982, at an arcade, a game about pilgrims and their pig malfunctioned and the characters got stuck in the real world. Some people saw and got freaked out, so the pilgrims had to escape on a ship. They landed on Early Poptropica, where no one lived yet, and started a small town there, never ageing, and living like people in the 1600s because that’s what they were programmed to do. Then, many years later, more people moved to the other side of the island, making Early Poptropica the same way it was in 2007, and it still remains that way today, March 15th, 2016.

Wait, it’s March 15th?!? Beware the Ides of March, Poptropicans. 😉

Tall Cactus AKA T-Cacti

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