Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Most Hated Fan Theory Edition


During the 1980s, Marvel Comics writers began using a plot device that any Doctor Doom appearance that didn’t fit into their interpretation of the character would be explained away as a Doombot, masquerading as the real deal.  I remember thinking how clever the idea was, but little did my 13-year-old self know what horror awaited us on the other side of the Retcon Chasm.  These days, writers don’t even have to create their own retcon explanations, as we fans will do it for them, leading to a peculiar situation of scurrlious fandom theories being widely believed to be TRUE.  Before Phil Coulson was brought back from the dead to star in his own TV show, many opined that Nick Fury lied about his death in the Avengers film, while Doctor Who has Season 6B (which is, to be honest, a very clever idea that neatly explains continuity issues regarding the Second Doctor’s appearances after his regeneration.)  The worst of all, though, the grand mack-daddy slapfest (and a personal “Berzerk Button”) is the theory that ‘The Prisoner’ answered the question of “Who is Number One?” by claimed that Number Two responded “You are, Number Six”, a theory which never fails to send me into a foaming-at-the-mouth fanboy blood-rage.  Never has any property been so misunderstood and abused over a single punctuation mark, which leads us to today’s retcon-infested query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is quite amused, however, by those who believe that ‘Kill Bill’ is an action film made in the universe of ‘Pulp Fiction,’ starring Mia Wallace, because that’s so Tarentino, asking: What’s your personal most loathed fan theory of all?