The adventure time tag is currently flooded with bubbline (which is totally great) but I have some thoughts after that finale. I was reading interviews with some of the creators, and something came up that really struck me.
Adam Muto said in an interview: “
The future version of Ooo is not that cheery of a place. You get the sense that another apocalypse has sort of happened in the meantime.”
I don’t know if ya’ll noticed, but “King” BMO had the crowns of all the other princesses in their home.
There’s six in this shot. Earlier in the scene you can even see Engagement Ring Princess’s crown. That must mean they’re all…gone. Or at the very least, their kingdom’s are no longer around.
Take a look at Ooo:
Clearly some shit has gone down here. The Prize ball gardians are roaming freely. There must not be a castle or princess to protect. Shermy and Beth even thought BMO was just a myth. He has no actual governing power. He’s just the last of their generation. And I know BMO has always been kinda silly, but it must have been centuries after the war if they can’t remember Finn and Jake. If Marceline or Bubblegum or even Jake were still around (and I’m assuming they were around for a very long time after Finn) BMO would have to be living with one of them.
So what the hell happened to wipe them all out?
Mhmm. Yeah, that’s right. The last surviving princess in Ooo?
This weird ass monstrosity. I don’t know who’s crown she took, but here she (it?) is. And just why did aliens invade Ooo?