History WMG / Jumanji

22nd Sep '16 4:21:50 PM Naram-Sin
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* The cover of the game lends support to this. The name "Jumanji" is crossed by an African-looking spear, giving it a protagonic presence, but no WackyWaysideTribe is ever summoned nor there is evidence that it exist in the game, even though it would be the first and most recurrent enemy in any DarkestAfrica written by Victorian whites. And who are the enemies depicted in the four corners? A monkey, an elephant, a rhino and, yep, the white man. Who we know is a challenge summoned by the game, and [[{{pun}} one]] of [[TheMostDangerousGame the most dangerous ones]]. And then there is the fact that it uses drums to summon new players. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum Drums are communication devices in Africa.]]

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* The cover of the game lends support to this. The name "Jumanji" is crossed by an African-looking spear, giving it a protagonic presence, but no WackyWaysideTribe is ever summoned nor is there is evidence that it exist in the game, even though it would be the first and most recurrent enemy in any DarkestAfrica written by Victorian whites. And who are the enemies depicted in the four corners? A monkey, an elephant, a rhino and, yep, the white man. Who we know is a challenge summoned by the game, and [[{{pun}} one]] of [[TheMostDangerousGame the most dangerous ones]]. And then there is the fact that it uses drums to summon new players. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum Drums are communication devices in Africa.]]


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[[WMG:The characters played by The Rock, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart in the sequel are inhabitants of Jumanji, not players from the real world]]
The Rock plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone. Gillan plays Ruby Round. Hart plays Moose Finbar. These three names and the appearance of the four are so ridiculous that they cannot possibly belong into Earth. And they don't, because they are all Jumanji creatures. Hence why the released image places them ''in'' the jungle and Nick Jonas, the fifth confirmed cast member, isn't with them. Jonas is a player.
22nd Sep '16 4:12:24 PM Naram-Sin
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* Maybe it was a type of TrainingFromHell for most tribes who had to go under a brave [[QuestCompletion ritual]] to survive the horrors of the game. Whoever had mastered the game's challenges was declared the winner and the game resets, ready for new hunters to prove their might.

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* Maybe it was a type of TrainingFromHell for most tribes who had to go under a brave [[QuestCompletion ritual]] ritual to survive the horrors of the game. Whoever had mastered the game's challenges was declared the winner and the game resets, ready for new hunters to prove their might.




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* The cover of the game lends support to this. The name "Jumanji" is crossed by an African-looking spear, giving it a protagonic presence, but no WackyWaysideTribe is ever summoned nor there is evidence that it exist in the game, even though it would be the first and most recurrent enemy in any DarkestAfrica written by Victorian whites. And who are the enemies depicted in the four corners? A monkey, an elephant, a rhino and, yep, the white man. Who we know is a challenge summoned by the game, and [[{{pun}} one]] of [[TheMostDangerousGame the most dangerous ones]]. And then there is the fact that it uses drums to summon new players. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum Drums are communication devices in Africa.]]
30th Jun '16 8:50:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[WMG: Related to the last theory, Van Pelt IS Alan...]]

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[[WMG: Related to [[WMG:Van Pelt is one of the last kids from 1869 who was seen burying the game.]]
The boy who was playing with him died during the game, and Van Pelt was left to wander the jungle forever since his game couldn't be finished. Eventually, after Alan finished ''his'' game, the ResetButton sent Van Pelt back to his time and brought his friend back to life.

Van Pelt only survived that long in the jungle because his friend died and the game ended in a draw. The next game that took place (Alan, Sarah, Judy, and Peter) concluded itself with a clear winner, which pressed the ResetButton on that game as well as the previous, unconcluded game.

And going off on the previous
theory, the boy who became Van Pelt could also be Alan's ancestor.

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Van Pelt IS Alan...]]




[[WMG:Van Pelt is one of the kids from 1869 who was seen burying the game.]]
The boy who was playing with him died during the game, and Van Pelt was left to wander the jungle forever since his game couldn't be finished. Eventually, after Alan finished ''his'' game, the ResetButton sent Van Pelt back to his time and brought his friend back to life.

Van Pelt only survived that long in the jungle because his friend died and the game ended in a draw. The next game that took place (Alan, Sarah, Judy, and Peter) concluded itself with a clear winner, which pressed the ResetButton on that game as well as the previous, unconcluded game.
30th Jun '16 8:39:43 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[WMG:Van Pelt is one of the kids from 1869 who was seen burying the game.]]
The boy who was playing with him died during the game, and Van Pelt was left to wander the jungle forever since his game couldn't be finished. Eventually, after Alan finished ''his'' game, the ResetButton sent Van Pelt back to his time and brought his friend back to life.

Van Pelt only survived that long in the jungle because his friend died and the game ended in a draw. The next game that took place (Alan, Sarah, Judy, and Peter) concluded itself with a clear winner, which pressed the ResetButton on that game as well as the previous, unconcluded game.
30th Jun '16 8:27:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[WMG:The game is an Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}.]]
23rd Mar '16 12:43:57 PM EnglishGuruLady
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{{WMG: Jumanji chooses its players.]]

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{{WMG: [[WMG: Jumanji chooses its players.]]
23rd Mar '16 12:42:26 PM EnglishGuruLady
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{{WMG: Jumanji chooses its players.]]

One would think that with as long as Jumanji has been around (over 100 years according to the film) more people would have played it or at least would know of its existence and therefore avoid it. Yet this doesn't happen because Jumanji chooses its players based on their needs. For example, it chooses Alan based on his need to become courageous, and to mend his relationship with his father. It chooses Judy, Peter, and Sarah to help them grow as characters while simultaneously escaping the BadFuture of the 1995 timeline.
23rd Mar '16 7:02:59 AM EnglishGuruLady
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[[WMG Jumanji's magic was much more potent and dangerous in 1869.]]

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[[WMG [[WMG: Jumanji's magic was much more potent and dangerous in 1869.]]
23rd Mar '16 7:01:42 AM EnglishGuruLady
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[[WMG: The 1995 timeline was AllJustADream.]]

Alan Parrish is a somewhat introverted, shy kid who is easy prey for bullies like Billy Jessup, and whose father is unnecessarily strict. Since he grows up in the late '60s, ThereAreNoTherapists or other traditional means of dealing with this. Under this theory, he actually did find the Jumanji game in the construction site, but the magic it contains is AllJustADream. That is, Alan's dream begins when he gets sucked inside the game. The 1995 timeline then serves to show him who he grew up to be, what his town became, and what he could be if he faced his fears. The timeline also gives him the opportunity to do that, through the jungle dangers of Jumanji. Once he has accomplished his quest, he "wakes up." Sarah may be going through a similar trajectory. in which Jumanji helps her deal with insecurities, whatever attraction she has to Billy Jessup, and other issues.
**If you're wondering where the 1869 kids fit in, they could be part of the same theory. Or...

[[WMG Jumanji's magic was much more potent and dangerous in 1869.]]

This is why we don't see anything except the very end of the 1869 timeline. Perhaps as the game ages, it loses power in increments, or else it takes on a more psychological relationship with its players, rather than trying to physically destroy them.
21st Dec '15 11:53:27 PM RedCapLF
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* Maybe it was a type of TrainingFromHell for most tribes who had to go under a brave [[QuestCompletion ritual]] to survive the horrors of the game. Whoever had mastered the game's challenges was declared the winner and the game resets, ready for new hunters to prove their might

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* Maybe it was a type of TrainingFromHell for most tribes who had to go under a brave [[QuestCompletion ritual]] to survive the horrors of the game. Whoever had mastered the game's challenges was declared the winner and the game resets, ready for new hunters to prove their mightmight.
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