Fanon / Western Animation

Works that have their own fanon page:

  • Gadget and the Gadgetinis, a sequel of Inspector Gadget, inspired a fan to post information about a false third series called "Go Go Gadegetinis" on imdb.com and wikipedia. In this "show" Gadget is paired with a female Inspector Prince. In addition to providing an explanation for Penny's parents, they got in the crossfire between Gagdet and MAD and died, Dr. Claw is finally captured and Gadget and Prince are married at the end. The article on wikipedia still references this hoax.
  • Kim Possible:
    • Fanwriters had long assumed that Kim's mother had the given name Anne, as her two brothers are named for her father's first and middle names, since "Anne" is Kim's middle name. In the last episode, Kim's mother is addressed as Annie by Uncle Slim, meaning in all likelihood this was right all along. The creators participated in a few online forums from time to time, and it's possible they made the decision to give her this name only after so many people asked about it.
    • The popular notion of feelings between Kim and Shego, be it one-sided or not. Even if not, both (but especially Shego) are treated as Bi the Way in a lot of fanworks. Bonnie is also commonly bisexual.
    • There's the notion that Shego would become a teacher if she gave up her life of crime. She does have a degree in child education - and in fact became a teacher at Kim's high school temporarily - so it isn't farfetched.
    • Another fan theory that has been prevalent in the fan-fics is that Ron is still receiving a percentage from Bueno Nacho, and that his parents had the foresight to set up a trust fund for him.
    • Shego's name was never shown (and it's possible her name actually is "Shego") but it's common for fans to call her names that begin with "Sh-" like "Sheila" or "Sharon", though some go with her being named "Kimberly" for ironic kicks. "Go" is her surname, which is implied in the cartoon.
    • Most fans are under the impression Shego holds back when fighting Kim. Her constantly getting beaten by a non-superpowered teen is suspicious, especially as she is a former hero herself. It often relates to the above mentioned fanon that Shego likes Kim romantically but it isn't always, with the usual other explanation being she doesn't murder people, she doesn't want to kill a teen at least, she doesn't want the extra trouble she'd attract if she killed or seriously injured Kim, and/or she is amused by Kim's inevitable escapes from Drakken's latest Death Trap.
    • A fanon that often goes with the above is that Shego sees Kim as her rival and enjoys the thrill of fighting with her.
    • It's not the most common fanon, but there are many fans who think Shego dyes her hair. Her brothers all have hair in the same color as their skin, yet she has black hair.
    • Shego has a estranged relationship with her siblings; however, many fans write her as having a soft spot for her youngest siblings, the Wego twins.
    • It was never stated what happened to Shego's parents. She's often written as having been orphaned either prior to her superhero origin or due to the crash itself. If not an orphan than she has an estranged relationship from her parents (who Shego inevitably looks almost identically to).
    • In fics where Shego reforms, she'll most likely become a teacher. This is due to her having a teaching degree already.
    • Drakken, Shego, and her siblings will have children of their respective skin colours if they ever chose to. It's never clarified in-series how much their changes affected them biologically.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • A lot of fanfiction has the story set in Boulogne-Billancourt, an area near Paris, France, because that's where the factory that the show's Factory was based off of once was. The name of the show's city has never actually been said. In the Code Lyoko prose novels, the city is named "The City of The Iron Tower, France". Which can be assumed to be Paris... despite the strange terminology.
    • Another thing that's never really stated is that (most of) The Men in Black, who appear throughout the show, are from Project Carthage. It's probably pretty easy to assume, though. Franz Hopper working against PC... men in black suits show up to take him away...
    • Since the characters have really slanted eyes with little black dots as pupils, people keep creating fanon eye colors for them. Some characters have had eye colors animated — Aelita has been shown to have Green Eyes on multiple occasions, Ulrich sometimes has brown eyes in earlier episodes, and William('s clone) was shown to have dark blue eyes in one Season 4 episode. As for the rest, fans generally agree that Jérémie's eyes are light blue, Yumi's are some dark/black color, and Odd's are purple, green, or in some cases both. (CLE character models confirmed his eyes to be brown.)
    • Because Jérémie tends to spend more time working on programs for Lyoko than actually spending time with Aelita, fans assume she and his computer have an intense rivalry. She rarely calls him out on this in the series, and actually seems to accept it later.
    • The computer game that Mr. Delmas is sometimes seen playing is never named in the show, but has been dubbed "Penguin Recaptiatior 3000" by fans.
    • It's been stated in-universe that, after one is devirtualised, an extended period of time must pass before that person can be revirtualised. It's never explained why, but many fans suggest that going to and from Lyoko is an exhausting process, and being virtualised more than once in a short space of time could be dangerous. Another suggestion is that the Supercomputer has to recompile the Avatars after devirtualisation. Word of God answered this question in a french interview: the Lyoko-Warriors can't revirtualize because they are too exhausted by the experience and need to rest before going again. Code Lyoko: Evolution quantified the cooldown period as twelve hours.
    • Even though the heroes were initially never named in-universe, the fans have came up with two names for the team: Team Lyoko and Lyoko-Warriors. While the first was never used in the whole series, Lyoko-Warriors became Ascended Fanon starting with season 3. Similarly, fans referred to William as a "Xana-Warrior" after he was turned into XANA's Dragon, though the term was never actually used in-story.
    • Although it is never directly stated, it is interpreted that hair of any color (such as Aelita and Anthea's pink and William's mother's green) is genetically possible in the Code Lyoko world, although colors other than black/brown/blonde/red are highly uncommon.
    • Franz Hopper's one dramatic gesture with his coffee cup has led fans to believe that he has a great love of coffee.
    • It's surprisingly common (or maybe not so surprising) for fanfic authors to make Ulrich's dad psychologically and/or violently physically abusive (with one of the fanfics with a page of This Very Wiki portraying the man as so violent and manipulative that he literally destroys Ulrich's identity via destroying the poor kid's mind) despite there being no real evidence in-universe (and at least a couple of pieces of evidence against it: Ulrich only seems worried about disappointing his dad and is eventually shown to be completely unafraid of telling him where to stick it).
  • Winx Club: Tecna is often referred to as half-android, even though the only legitimate hint to such is a few throwaway lines in the non-4Kids dub of one scene in an S1 episode: "I've not been programmed for dating." "I'm going to go switch myself off now." (Goes off to sleep).
  • X-Men: Evolution:
    • A few fanfic writers made Rogue a fan of Anne Rice after seeing that she had a taste for vampire novels in the episode "Spykecam".
    • Some fanworks portray Kitty being a fan of both Twilight and Taylor Swift, due to her teenybopper personality.
    • Jean is often assumed to wear thongs, while everyone at one point is refferenced as wearing a thong in fanfics she's the only one consistantly described as wearing them, (Funnily enough, the only character 'confirmed' as wearing thongs is Rogue, as goes a piece of Artwork made by Evolution's head artist Steven E Gordon), and that her hair is dyed red, born from Tabitha's comment in one episode and the Fan Dumb wanting to insult her.
    • Kurt is assumed to cut himself in the darker, more angsty fics who see him as a Sad Clown.
    • Bobby is almost always depicted as a prankster, despite not actually pulling any pranks in the show, crazy shenanigans, but no pranks.
    • Jubilee is often made into a tomboy, despite not even dressing like one (wearing a feminine coat and boots) because of her status as One of the Boys (and possibly her appearance in the Tie-In comics in which she appears to be quite sporty).
    • Tabitha being the girl who Really Gets Around because she flirts a lot (A part of the double standard the Fan Dumb has towards the girls of the show), but it may just be a case of them being in high school.
    • While it's a common fan-depiction for the character across other X-Men incarnations due to the idea of her absorption powers affecting her mental state, the Evolution incarnation of Rogue is the only one where the fandom idea of her being bisexual is usually portrayed as being a natural part of her personality rather than influence from her powers, though it's possible this might mostly stem from the Evo version's Goth/punk aesthetic and the stereotype of Goth girls as usually being bi.
  • Futurama: In fanfics, Fry's middle name is almost always James or John. Officially, it's "Jay", same as Homer Simpson.
  • Danny Phantom has some:
    • Most fans believe Paulina's last name is Sanchez, that Lancer's first name is William (after William Shakespeare), that Ghost Writer's name is really Devan (meaning poet), that Danny's middle name is James, and fans are divided as to whether Vlad has a ghost sense or not. Most people also believe that Ember's inspiration for RemEmber was a disloyal boyfriend.
    • The theory that one of Danny's ghost powers include faster healing. It does explain the Amusing Injuries.
    • For some reason, most of the fandom agrees that Tucker organised a massive school-wide (and sometimes city-wide) betting pool on when Danny and Sam would get together
    • Ember's fanon backstory is she was a teenage girl in The '70s or The '80s named "Amber". She fell for a boy who slept with her and ignored her afterwards. Amber burned her house down not too long later. The official backstory is she was an unpopular kid who was asked out by a boy as a prank. He never came and she came home so late she was still sleeping when a fire broke out in her house. Fans ignore that backstory, like they do ghosts not really being dead humans, and assume they just told that because they can't just confirm the fanon story due to it being too adult for the show.
    • Not a common one but a theory has been bandied about that Danny's female clone Danielle is not actually a gender-flipped clone but rather is genetically Danny's daughter; the explanation generally used is that shortly before creating her, Vlad obtained black hair that wasn't Danny (though there's no consensus on whether this was on purpose or not) and used said hair alongside a previously obtained DNA sample from Danny to create Danielle. This would explain why she's a girl to some degree.
    • At least one of the Mansons dyes their hair, which would neatly explain how the daughter of a blond and a redhead ended up with raven locks without certain possibilities coming into play.
    • In the 2010s, a popular theory (especially on Tumblr) began spreading around that Danny is a trans boy.
  • Invader Zim:
    • Anything about Irken mating is fanon. This includes various ideas, like that they lay eggs, males can become pregnant or, for that matter, that they mate at all, since from what one sees on the show it all seems to be done in a factory.
    • Dib and Gaz's last name is Membrane, since their father is "Professor Membrane." Word of God says that Membrane is the Professor's first name; the creators didn't want to give Dib a last name. The comic continuation, however, treats "Membrane" as a surname.
    • Questions of Dib and Gaz's mom. There are two general theories on this: one is that they had a mom (usually a Mary Sue who looked a lot like Gaz) and that she died, often in some sort of lab accident. This can lead to angst for all the surviving family members, including Membrane (his workaholism is often linked to grief). The other theory is that Membrane created Dib as a lab experiment, a storyline Eric Trueheart claims they might have pursued if the show hadn't been cancelled. How Gaz fits into that theory is up to the fan to decide. A particularly common iteration is that Dib is a clone of Membrane, and often that Gaz is a clone of Membrane's deceased wife.
    • Many ZATR fans seem to assume that Zim and Tak knew each other before meeting on Earth; often this is taken so far as to make them best friends. Zim makes no sign of recognizing her when they meet on the show.
    • Word of God on the subject of Zim's age is that he is "older than any human alive." Somehow this extremely open-ended time range has mutated into "150" (which is rather near the lower bound), but "16 in Irken years", significantly narrowing the gap between Zim and his main "rival", relatively speaking. Needless to say, the term "Irken years" never appears anywhere near anything coming from the official show or staff, but that hasn't stopped zealous fans from listing it as fact on Wikipedia.
    • Fans just about unanimously refer to the species from Vort as "Vortians," though the show actually flip-flopped between that and "Vorts;" the comic eventually went with the former. It is also quite common to depict them as a species of scientists, which is never stated but rather plausible (Prisoner 777 and Lard Nar were both inventors and much of the Irkens' technology seems designed by Vortian slaves).
  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, because of the relatively small size and inter-connectivity of its fanfic writing base, has a lot of solid fanon elements:
    • Giving Niko a surname, Dal'Ariel (Niko Dal'Ariel meaning "Niko, student of Ariel"). When Koch Vision sent out a press release regarding putting the series on DVD, they included the fanon surname. The fanbase then had to admit to Koch that it was "just" fanon.
    • Among GR's fanon: Doc wasn't always on the "right" side of the law, is a lapsed Catholic, and is the black sheep of a very wealthy family. Zach's father was a nasty drunk, and that he's closer to Eliza's family than he ever was his own. Niko's Doomed Hometown was destroyed because of anti-telepath prejudice. Also, fanon states that the Rangers are loved on frontier worlds, but barely tolerated on Earth.
  • The Real Ghostbusters has a bit of this. For example, it's generally accepted that Winston was in Nam and Egon makes great cocoa.
  • Total Drama:
    • Ezekiel gets a ton of this, since his personality was largely undeveloped before season three. Common elements include him being a great cook (canonically his parents are both Home Ec teachers) and that he hates taking off his hat (based on the fact that he never took it off on the show, at least until he turns into a gollum in season three).
    • Noah is gay, specifically for Cody, who in fanon is usually bisexual. Hey, it's not like the creators are doing anything to discourage this. Even fans who don't ship NoCo usually assume that Noah and Cody are close friends, mostly likely because they're both fan favorites and have enough similarities and differences to make good Foils. Seasons two and three seem to confirm the latter theory, portraying the two as amicable but also fond of making fun of each other. Ridonculous Race may have jossed Noah being gay by shipping him with Emma, however, but the majority of the fandom still sees him as at least bisexual.
    • It's commonly assumed that Courtney's parents push her very hard to succeed, as a way of explaining her very driven and occasionally unpleasant personality.
    • At one point during the "Team Gwen vs. Team Trent" war, someone on a forum suddenly declared themselves on "Team The Intern" (referring to the blond one) and it was soon noted that he looked sort of like Billy Idol. The fandom now knows him as Billy the Intern, to the point where it's been used on the show's official blog.
    • Fanwork often has Geoff and Bridgette living together, and since they're both avid surfers, their home is almost always near a beach. It's also generally assumed that Brody and Bridgette get along well instead of having a Friend Versus Lover situation- some even suggest a One True Threesome between them all.
    • A popular Ridonculous Race concept is that the Rockers are in a very low-key relationship. The theory arose from their physical affection towards each other and Rock's tendency to hold Spud's hand during running segments.
      • Many believe the same for Sanders and MacArthur (unless they ship the latter with Brody).
    • It's not uncommon for Jasmine to be portrayed as Aboriginal, due to being dark-skinned and coming from the Outback.
  • If it's a Spongebob Squarepants fanfic starring Squilliam Fancyson, expect him to be either quite sexually promiscuous or a god in bed. Possibly both. He's probably popular in Japan.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Any information about their missing biological parents is Fanon and unimportant as far as the creators are concerned. This includes the very interesting idea that Doofenshmirtz is Phineas' father, though this is one fanon theory that has been actively jossed by the show's creators..
    • Also their ages, though the non-canonical pilot episode says they're 9. The episode "Quantum Boogaloo" seems to imply they're 10, but Word of God says this may not be exact. A common piece of fanon used to be that Ferb was older than Phineas, most likely because he's taller, has a deeper voice, is more subdued and actually expresses an interest in girls. Again, Word of God discounted that, saying the two are the same age, though this doesn't discount Ferb having a birthday months before or after Phineas.
    • Lots of fans believe that Ginger (the Asian Fireside Girl) is Stacy's little sister. This was eventually confirmed on the show.
    • Baljeet's last name is assumed to be Patel, though Word of God is that it's either Raj or Tjinder.
    • It's also a popular theory, at least among Perry/Doofenshmirtz shippers, that Perry is afraid of thunderstorms.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes:
    • General consensus for the fans of Jimmy Two-Shoes is that Miseryville is Hell or some other form of the afterlife. This was the original idea for the show that was scrapped by executives for being too hard to sell to distributors, and is never stated in the show itself , but with all the imagery people still accept it. However, the possibility of the setting being Hell is a little difficult to swallow considering that Miseryville's populace solely consists of monsters. Fanon generally justifies the mysterious lack of humans with the theory that the demonic citizens are transformed from humans as part of their punishment. However, that still leaves the question of why Jimmy isn't a monster yet.
    • Heloise is the only other Miseryvillian who resembles a human but her true nature is ambiguous. Fanon says she is a human who also mysteriously ended up in Miseryville (like Jimmy) or actually a monster that looks human.(Half-serpentine demon is a popular one as we never see her feet.)
  • Archie of Class of the Titans is generally regarded to be a poet, and knowledgeable about such. This seemingly stems from the fact that he mentions having read some Greek poetry in his first appearance.
  • Teen Titans:
    • A lot of fanfiction has Starfire referring to all her friends as "Friend *insert name here*" despite there never being evidence of her doing this in the show.
    • The fandom agrees that Jump City - where the show is set - is in California. This was semi-confirmed in a promo video which advertised the third season and made the rounds at conventions in 2004. It previewed the "Titans East" storyline by showing a map of the US with the location of each team highlighted. The main team was clearly located in California, while the East team appeared to be in New York. The map never showed up on the show itself, though.
    • Robin is apparently an insomniac. Considering how obsessive he can get when hunting criminals, it's not too much of a stretch.
    • The Movie Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo had the fans assuming Raven was so violent toward Beast Boy because she was in her period.
    • There is quite a bit of fanon about Raven: that she has a Hair-Trigger Temper, that she often responds to aggravation with bodily harm (the "throwing Beast Boy out of a window" bit is especially ubiquitous), that she can't smile for fear of her powers (even though she does so, while not all the time, fairly often in the show), that she can't show any emotion except for the aforementioned temper without her powers exploding (especially not true, as what makes her powers go out of control in the show is either an excessive amount or denial of her emotions, not showing them in general and, again, she shows a good range of emotion on the show), that religious symbols harm her due to being half-demon, and a whole plethora of cliche Goth tropes are all taken as fact by the fanbase or fanfic writers despite no real proof from the show itself.
    • Fans almost always write Bumblebee as having feelings for Cyborg and Beast Boy secretly liking Raven (or the other way around if the writer ships Beast Boy and Terra). Word of God is both relationships are platonic in canon.
    • It is very common for the fans to assume that Teen Titans is part of the DC Animated Universe and, as a result, it is quite common for Justice League characters such as Batman, Superman and their Rogues Gallery to make an appearance. However, aside from hints of Batman, there is absolutely no evidence that the other Justice League characters even exist within the story and Robin's character is in complete contrast to his DCAU persona (many of these fans also mistake TT!Robin for the second DCAU Robin, however Teen Titan's Robin stars Dick Grayson not Tim Drake like The New Batman Adventures).
    • In his comics origin, Beast Boy spent much of his young childhood in Africa with his parents. This caused fanon that English is his second language.
    • Handicapped Badass Blackfire appears in fanworks. This is due to the fact she has a Fictional Disability in the comics—she can't fly like others of her kind can. To give Blackfire more depth and a Freudian Excuse, fanon has her being ostracized and belittled due to her disability, which caused her to revolt and become villainous.
    • The reason why Blackfire speaks English so fluently is because she's kissed more English-speakers than Starfire.
    • Starfire's Rape as Backstory from the comics was removed in the cartoon. Despite this, it commonly appears in fanworks that go into her past.
    • Works set after The Movie have Starfire on a First-Name Basis with Robin (often with her calling him "Richard" instead of the diminutive "Dick"). Robin in turn calls her "Kori/Kory" (a shortening of her non-translated name, "Koriand'r"). If Raven calls characters by their names she always uses their full names ("Richard" not "Dick", "Garfield" not "Gar", "Victor" not "Vic"), which is taken from the original comics.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Prior to the reveal, many fanartists depicted Penny as a doe with a removable peanut shell (It Makes Sense in Context). This was Jossed with the premiere of "the Shell".
    • Humanization fanart of Darwin oftenly portrays him as being black or at least brown-skinned while the rest of his family is white, since that matches their voice actors.
  • The fandom of Daria, being fairly small and close-knit, tends to have some fairly standard fanon interpretations:
    • DeMartino is almost always a military veteran, having usually served in The Vietnam War.
    • Several of the Background characters have been given fanon names and personalities, some of which were based on actual production notes or semi-canonical materials (for example, when we see Mr. O'Neill's seating chart in one episode).
    • It is often assumed that Tiffany is adopted, since she is Asian but has the surname "Blum-Deckler."
    • Jake's side of the family, as well as Tiffany, are often presumed to be Jewish due to their surnames. Word of God says he intended "Morgendorffer" to sound German rather than Jewish. For what it's worth, we see once that they own Christmas decorations.
  • In Goof Troop canon, 'Black' Pete is an extremely strict, psychologically abusive father to his son PJ, with a relationship based on fear and control, and PJ can't wait to move out of his dad's house. This is especially obvious when compared with Goofy's lighter, more open approach to fatherhood. Despite this, there has been no evidence that Pete is physically abusive. In fanon, on the other hand, it's generally accepted that he is to some degree, though some think he sparingly uses this method while others think he does it frequently.
  • Young Justice:
    • In fanfics, it seems to be quite common to assume that Wally's parents are abusive. While this is true in other continuities, their few appearances (in the show and tie-in comic) and Word of God discount this theory. Which is probably for purposes of contrast: Wally's co-stars have dead parents (Robin), supervillain parents (Aqualad, Artemis, Superboy), parents living on another planet (Miss Martian), and overprotective parents who have been possessed by the Helmet of Fate (Zatanna). Wally is the only member of the team to have a demonstrably stable, mundane home life with a boring nuclear family.
    • Robin taking off his sunglasses for his lover (whoever it is) is an extremely intimate gesture and usually reserved for someone he's comfortable enough with to have his first time with.
    • Red Arrow uses drugs in Invasion. This is due to the fact he used heroin in the original comics. The cartoon never alludes to drug usage.
  • M.A.S.K fandom tens to put Brad Turner and Vanessa Warfield together thanks to their clear chemistry in the episode "Cliff-Hanger". One fan even theorized that Vanessa was secretly working with M.A.S.K for much of the racing series and was slowly turning against V.E.N.O.M.
  • Making Fiends:
    • In the fandom it's most common to draw Vendetta as an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette and Charlotte as a Dumb Blonde. In canon they're both completely green and blue respectively.
    • In canon, Charlotte's parents are said to "be in space"; however it is implied, though never confirmed, that they died. Fanon is completely certain they're dead and Charlotte's grandmother is lying to her.
    • A common fanon theory is that "Vendetta" isn't her real name. Most will go with "Violet", after her mother Violeta (but never "Viktoria", which would work better since it's a common Bulgarian girl's name, and makes her named after her father Viktor.)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • A good majority of the fandom has accepted Edd as being a blond with medium length hair (the choice is particularly popular with slash shippers) and Eddy as being a raven with Anime Hair; in the cartoon, only Ed has an confirmed hair color (red). Edd with blond hair comes from an offhand joke by the creator saying he has curly blond hair under his hat. The other half, especially fan-artists who draw the Edd's in the shows style, usually depicts Edd drawn with long black hair (if not black, then brown, but never blond). Eddy as blond pops up occasionally due to him having blond hair in "Hand Me Down Ed". Fan-artists from Tumblr usually depict Edd with medium length black hair, possibly due to the fact they're detached from the Deviantart side of the fandom (many fanartists on Tumblr got into the fandom through a popular Kevin/Edd fanartist, while the rest of the fandom leans towards Eddy/Edd or Marie/Edd).
    • Interestingly, hair is commonly tied to why Edd wears that Nice Hat of his. Known speculations include: unusually colored hair, unruly hair, a combination of the first two, not wanting to be associated with the Dumb Blonde stereotype, and hair pulling as a nervous tic (usually due to abandonment issues stemming from his parents never being around). Regardless of the reason, him willingly revealing it (as opposed to having it come out because his hat gets yanked off against his will) is generally treated as an intimate gesture, especially since he's always portrayed as ashamed of whatever it is. When the reason for the hat is unruly hair, there's frequently an offer, whether platonic or romantic, for restyling (known candidates have included Jimmy and Nazz) that is followed by The Reveal that while Edd is decently attractive normally, he's drop dead gorgeous when his hair is in order.
    • "Nazz" is a nickname. For what, fans haven't made a consensus on.
    • Eddy as an adult comes in two forms: A short, muscular (or chubby) man or a very tall, muscular man. Given that everyone else in his family seem to be huge (going off the disembodied arms of his parents, and his brother is at least over six feet tall), the latter makes sense.
    • In fanart of the cul-de-sac kids being aged up, Sarah is often given Rapunzel Hair and Hartman Hips. Amusingly this concept likes to be paired with her being a Pettanko.
    • Jimmy frequently displays a talent for fashion design that often evolves into a full-blown career as an adult but unfortunately gets him Mistaken for Gay as a teen.
    • He never actually does it onscreen, but it's common to see Eddy's brother smoking.
    • If Edd and Marie don't hook up/are not shipped, they are portrayed as Platonic Life Partners; this is especially common when Edd pairs up with Kevin and Marie with Nazz as in those stories (and in general when they're not shipped), Kevin and Nazz are Platonic Life Partners as well.
    • Edd's parents are frequently portrayed as being some kind of doctor or lawyers, giving them a more Parents as People explanation for their absence in their son's life and to differentiate them from the neglectful and biased parents of his best friends. They also tend to be relatively accepting of Edd's romantic partners, even if they are Marie or Kevin.
    • Edd is considered bisexual by a large number of fans due to his Ambiguously Bi nature. If any one character appears as gay or bisexual in a fanwork, it's usually either Edd or Jimmy (with Edd being slightly more common since Jimmy does have a close relationship with Sarah).
    • Since Eddy's brother isn't given a name in canon, fans often have to give him one in their stories to avoid awkward dialogue. The most popular option, for whatever reason, is Terry.
  • Adventure Time:
    • The Rule 63 world is sometimes referred to as "the Land of Aaa," even though the "Fionna and Cake" episode still uses "Ooo."
    • Generally people assume that facts about the normal world carry over to its gender bent counterpart—for example, that the Ice Queen knew Marshal Lee during the Mushroom War. However, many fans depict the Ice Queen not as a female version of Simon Petrikov, but as his fiancée Betty, suggesting that in this world his "gag" was putting the crown on her instead of himself.
    • For a long time fans assumed that the Lich was the cause of the Mushroom War; however, the season five opener implies that he was actually created by the war.
    • Most fanartists who draw Finn in a realistic or Animesque style ignore that he has bad teeth, he's a bit pudgy, and his hat is made from a bear's head; instead drawing him as a Bishōnen with normal features, perfect teeth and a fluffy fabric hat (or none at all). It's also interesting to note that fanart usually shows some of his hair sticking out from under his hat, which only occasionally happens on the show. (This was popular even back when his hair color was only known through Word of God.)
    • Doctor Princess is said to resemble Betty, leading to speculation that they might be the same person (this was Jossed by Word of God).
    • Bisexual Marceline and Princess Bubblegum (alternatively bisexual Marceline and lesbian Princess Bubblegum) is a very common fanon due to the high amount of Homorotic Subtext between the two.
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers:
    • Ever since the first real fanfic Rhyme and Reason was released in 1996, Chip's last name has been Maplewood, and Dale's last name has been Oakmont. In the show itself, none of the Rangers has a canonical last name, even Gadget's supposed family name Hackwrench can only be deduced from her father's name Geegaw Hackwrench, but the name "Gadget Hackwrench" is never said nor written in any episode.
    • Fan Fiction frequently makes Gadget a caffeine addict.
    • Of Mice and Mayhem was the first story to make Tammy a nurse. This stuck with the fans.
    • This is more common with the main Disney Chip and Dale than this incarnation of them, but the two are seen as siblings (usually twins). In canon their relationship is unknown other than that they're close friends.
  • Many Animaniacs fans will swear up and down that Yakko is left-handed and lactose intolerant with plenty of evidence to support the contrary (he's at most ambidextrous, and there were plenty of times he ingested dairy with no ill effects). Less accepted is that Wakko is hypoglycemic. The evidence is that he said it, but if that were true that would mean that every other thing else they've said is true, including things like the Warners literally, actually being Dr. Seuss knockoffs when they're just actors. The "just actors" thing seems to slip everyone's minds, including people that should know better. It's fine in moderation, but infuriating when people won't accept the evidence that's right in front of their face. Even worse is the fact that all three of these pieces of fanon came from ONE OBSERVATION of each, two of them throwaway gags (the two endocrine disorders). You know, For Science!
  • Even with being gag-oriented and having Negative Continuity that usually means there's no solid canon to go by (or perhaps because of this), Superjail! has collected some fanon over the years:
    • The Warden doesn't seem to have any other name (that we know anyway), but there are fans that will insist on naming him "David", after his voice actor David Wain (who he was modeled after).
    • Most characters don't have their eye colors depicted (except for in some shots or close ups), but there are fanartists that like going with the idea of Warden having Purple Eyes to accentuate his unusual nature.
    • Jared's assumed to have been abused by his parents as a child or that he was adopted, to add to the idea that his entire life has been filled with incidents of horrible luck.
    • Lord Stingray appears to be a white human male beneath his suit in "Stingstress" (although he never takes off his mask), although a fanon concept known as "Lord Beast Ray" was previously popularized by a Stingray roleplayer and other fanartists. Instead of being a man, Stingray was depicted as a yellow-skinned mutant creature with a face exactly the same as his mask, and spikes protruding from his back. Even after the show's reveal, Beast Ray continues to pop up here and there in fanworks.
      • Other fanon about his unmasked appearance has him as either a wicked and attractive blond man with sharp teeth, or as an evil doppelganger of the Warden with RED glasses, spiked black hair, and the sharp teeth.
    • There's the assumption and theory by some fan authors that the Warden or Mistress (or both) may secretly have feelings for the other. And then there are those who theorize that the two are actually long-lost siblings who never got to know each other (and thus making that time they slept together to be even more dysfunctional).
    • Based off the mind screw ending to "Terrorarium", there were fans that assumed the Twins to be part of a completely identical species and that they might not be brothers, either that or that they were only two of MANY brothers. The fake flashback in "Hot Chick" (to illustrate their lie about their past) seemed to play with the idea, but it was ultimately Jossed in season 3, where the Twins were revealed to be the younger siblings to a group of Triplets, and the five apparently being the only children of their overlord father.
    • Though it was never specified who exactly birthed Jacknife's illegitimate son, the popular fanon is that it was Lady Jacknife from "Stingstress". This is also coupled with the idea that she could be related to him in some way.
  • The Nickelodeon Fanon Wiki is, in a nutshell, a fanon wiki dedicated to Nickelodeon
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Fans are quite likely to emphasize Numbuh 3's Stepford Smiler traits as she grows, even having her be depressed as a teen. Her becoming more serious with age is canon according to the epilogue.
    • Numbuh 4 being a trans boy is surprisingly popular.
    • Any fanworks set in high school will have the characters inevitably become friends again despite losing theie childhood memories. At minimum, Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 4 meet up again. This is canon because they're shown to be married as adults, though it isn't mentioned at what age they reunited.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Utonium is often depicted a half-white, half-Asian. Some fans even make him related to Samurai Jack since they look similar.
    • Quite a few fans think the girls see Ms. Bellum as a maternal figure, though Utonium is still shipped with Keane more.
    • There are disproportionate amount of fanfics about the characters as teens however there's quite a bit of fanon, especially in Dark Fics, that they cannot age due to being Artificial Humans. Other side-effects include being immortal and (especially in Blossom's case) being very precocious to the point of Creepy Child degrees.
    • Fans ignore the fact the Powerpuffs literally have no fingers, toes, or noses.
    • Buttercup is often given an individual superpower, much like Blossom's ice breath and Bubbles' squirrel speech.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Depictions of Steven as a teenager, and especially as an adult, tend to have him with long hair, often with ringlets similar to his mother's. It's also quite popular to depict teen and adult Steven as extremely tall, another trait inherited from his mother, in stark contrast to how short he is as a kid.
    • Lars as a trans man is a common fanon. There's also a surprising amount of "Lars is depressed" fics, some of which involve him Self Harming or attempting suicide. In addition, some of those same fics feature the idea that Lars Used to Be a Sweet Kid, a lot like Steven actually, and Sadie was a Bully Hunter for his sake.
    • In the episode "The Return", a tall woman appears next to Sadie, while having a striking resemblance to her. Because of this, some fans have accepted that she is Sadie's mom. She appears later again in the episode "Love Letters", given the name Barb, and later again was confirmed as Sadie's mom.
    • In the episode "Story for Steven", Marty comes out of Greg's van with a lady named Vidalia. Due to Marty looking quite a lot like Sour Cream and the fact that "Vidalia" is the name of a type of onion, fans have theorized that Vidalia is the mom/stepmom of Sour Cream/Onion respectively. The former relationship was later confirmed in "Onion Friend" with later episodes clarifying that Sour Cream and Onion are half-brothers, with Vidalia as their shared parent.
    • The Cool Kids (Sour Cream, Buck Dewey, and Jenny Pizza) are in a polymorous relationship. This is due in large part to how often all three are seen together and how calm they are.
    • Most fanworks have the Gems raising Steven since he was a baby. That's been jossed though, Greg raised him until recently.
    • The concept that when Steven dies Rose will be revived is something that appears in many fanworks.
    • Humanized fan art almost always has Garnet with dark skin and an afro. Human!Jasper will often have vitilgo, Human!Peridot wearing a hijab and/or having prosthetic limbs is also popular. Both human!Amethyst and human!Lapis are usually Ambiguously Brown (with Amethyst often being a Dark-Skinned Blonde, though brown hair is also common for her, as well as dyeing her hair a shade of purple), hispanic and Polynesian respectively if their races are specified. Pearl is often times the Token White of the Crystal Gems (baring Rose and Steven), though her being Indian is not uncommon.
    • Pearl normally hates food; however, people often depict her as fond of tea. Garnet is depicted as a coffee person. Similarly, Pearl mentioned she liked pie in an early episode, and this has been handwaved as her enjoying making pie instead of eating it, thus fans sometimes depict eating pie as being a guilty pleasure for her.
    • Blue Diamond's Pearl being unable to speak caught on due to her being The Voiceless in her first appearance and having a look that resembles a Shrinking Violet character. Eventually this was jossed, as she can speak (albeit quitely).
    • Until her character was expanded upon, Lapis was usually depicted as either very depressed or a Genki Girl. While she does display a cheerful side around Steven, Lapis is a Deadpan Snarker under most circumstances.
    • It's generally accepted that Steven has no issue dressing in traditionally feminine clothes such as skirts or dresses. This might be canon as one episode featured him dressing up in a dress for a competition, though he's never casually crossdressed (he rarely even wears anything besides a t-shirt or hoodie).
    • Peridot being fond of Doritos or maple syrup due to memes surrounding both her design and a debunked theory that she fell into Canada. The show itself implies neither she nor Lapis enjoy eating.
    • Sir Swears-a-Lot Amethyst due to her crash personality combined with the fact she's the most street-smart gem. In one episode she almost said "badass", which helps support the fanon.
    • Almost every depiction of Pearl after Steven's birth has her falling into a suicidal depression due to the loss of Rose. In the cartoon, she was depressed but the self-destructive part isn't implied.
  • Jem:
    • Stormer and Clash are near-always considered gay. In the IDW comics the former being lesbian is Ascended Fanon along with the Fan-Preferred Couple, Stormer/Kimber. Bisexual/bicurious Kimber, Jetta, Roxy, and Pizzazz pop up plenty as well.
    • Pizzazz, Minx, and Riot really get around.
    • Rio is latino; however Word of God says it was unintentional for him to seem that way.
    • If any character uses drugs in a fanfic, it's usually Riot, with Roxy being less common and portrayed as recovering.
    • Fanfic writers seem to think The Stingers all have casual threesomes. Pizzazz having sex in the same room or even outright threesomes with Roxy or Jetta pop up too. Fanfic writers are in two camps on The Misfits: Either The Misfits are True Companions or there's a lot of Unresolved Sexual Tension and/or making out between them.
    • Jem And The Holograms will break up by the mid 90s due to internal conflict or the changing music climate.
    • In future fics Pizzazz, or more rarely Jetta or Roxy, will often be a single mother. Stormer tends to leave the band by the mid 2000s to go solo.
    • Stormer always has Good Parents though at least her mother is usually written as deceased. Roxy almost always has a history of physical abuse, and sometimes sexual abuse as well. Jetta tends to have a similar backstory to Roxy but in a lesser degree.
    • Fans ignore that Clash and several other characters naturally have blue, purple, and other unusual hair colors. Likewise people ignore Clash's purple hair for the red-and-blue she had in her first appearances.
  • W.I.T.C.H.:
    • If Caleb has a surname in a fanfiction, 9 times out of 10 it will be "Hart." The reason for this is not entirely clear, although Cornelia/Caleb shippers like the idea of Caleb having CH initials the same as her.
    • Many future!fics featuring a married Cornelia and Caleb will have Caleb adopting the surname "Hale".
  • Fillmore!:
    • Very unsurprisingly considering Fillmore is a preteen safe parody of cop shows, but fanworks that depict Ingrid and Fillmore as adults always have them as police or private investigators.
    • Anza's bodyguard training often means he gets sent on dangerous undercover missions and he and Tehama are frequently shipped together.
    • Wayne and Emily were either romantically involved or blatant enough in their Will They or Won't They? that Everyone Could See It and the corrupt sheriff used a "no fraternization" rule to justify whatever made Emily transfer out.
  • Miraculous Ladybug:
    • To mirror Tikki's statements about how long she's been around, Plagg has been around just as long. He's also lost several Chat Noirs prior to Adrien to suicide that started as self-harm (how many varies depending on the work/author) and Adrien is well on his way in following in his predecessors' footsteps because of how terrible his life is.
    • As long as Marinette and Adrien wear their Miraculous, they're immune to being affected by akuma. Without them however, they're fair game.
    • Fans have already decided that if they ever do get akumatized, Adrien becomes Chat Blanc, a white Palette Swap of Chat Noir, while Marinette becomes "Miss Fortune," who usually looks Ladybug with the black and red switched, similar to Antibug (though occasionally her costume is all black, but with the spots a darker shade).
    • Adrien's parents were his and Marinette's predecessors as Miraculous holders, usually but not always with one of them having the Peacock.
    • Gabriel Agreste is Hawkmoth and he wants the Miraculous to revive his dead wife.
  • A series of Atomic Betty books revealed Betty's surname is Barrett, though her parents were never given first names in the show or the books. Popular fan belief is that their names are Tanya and Quincy.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • A common bit of fanon is that when Dipper's in his teenage/adult years he starts wearing flannel, much like the show's creator Alex Hirsch.
    • Many fans tend to believe that Dipper will lose his trust in Stan and Mabel for betraying him during the events of "Not What He Seems", the former by lying about him all summer while the latter chose to trust Stan against Dipper's conscience and would often willingly submits himself to Bill's clutches. While a case could be made for him with Stan, Mabel not so much because the problem is, it ignores the fact that Dipper knows the kind of person Mabel is and knows it isn't OOC for her to choose what's in her heart. Furthermore, he knows what kind of Jackass Genie Bill is and obviously would know better than to make a deal with him knowing that he will simply get backstabbed for it.
    • When fans found out about Tad Strange, a character in an upcoming episode voiced by Cecil Baldwin of Night Vale fame, they ran wild, speculating (based on Alex's assertion in an in-character Bill Cipher AMA that Tad was "a real square") that the character was a square-shaped dream demon who was a rival and/or twin brother of Bill. Popular theories linked him to Gompers the goat, to the floppy disc on Mabel's sleep shirt (which lead to him appearing as a purple floppy disc in fanart), and to Mabel in general. The Gompers link, which posited that Tad had either been turned into Gompers by Bill (via the Bill AMA: "I LIKE [GOMPERS] BETTER THIS WAY") or was currently possessing Gompers, led to his frequently being drawn with a goatlike horizontal pupil in contrast to Bill's catlike vertical pupil; he was also commonly portrayed with a bowler hat, a long tie and an umbrella in contrast to Bill's top hat, bow tie and cane. The revelation that the canonical Tad Strange was actually The Generic Guy in a one-off gag ("Everyone in this town is a tad strange...except, ironically, Tad Strange") did little to hinder anyone, with some drawing a sharp line between "canon Tad Strange" and "fanon Tad Strange" (whom some rechristened "Dot Matrix") and others synthesizing the two, turning canon Tad into a possessed human or a disguised dream demon.
    • While not accepted by 100% of the fandom, there is a good sum of fanon that has the Pine twins as identical twins with one being transgender. You're more likely to see Dipper as a trans boy than Mabel as a trans girl, however the latter isn't uncommon.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • Ever since season 2, more fanon is turning to Marco being genderfluid or a closeted trans girl and sticking with the "Princess Marco" identity to some extent. Among other evidence, Marco spends most of "My New Wand!" in Star's closet wearing her clothes (albeit hastily wrapped around his body), and remarks that he'd love to be queen in "Mr. Candle Cares". Then in "Heinous", not only does no one bat an eye at Miss Heinous repeatedly referring to Marco as "she", but when Heinous forces Marco to do a retraction video he addresses the audience with "It's your girl, Marco!" And in the Deep Trouble comics, it's revealed Glossaryck (who is hinted to have some ability to predict the future) calls Marco "Margo".
    • There's a lot of evidence that Star Butterfly is autistic. She stims (bouncing up and down, chewing on her wand, flapping her hands, among other things) and repeats herself (known as palilalia) when she gets tense or excited, she tends to be Literal-Minded, and she has poor social skills (she's often Innocently Insensitive and has No Sense of Personal Space).
    • Star being bisexual isn't an uncommon belief due to her having several Ambiguously Bi moments.
  • Ever After High:
    • Apple White and Darling Charming are near universally assumed to be gay, despite no clear Word of God on the subject (and Darling's toy box text stating she does like boys). Some fans do see Darling as bisexual; however Apple is almost always seen as a closeted lesbian, never bisexual. Given the epic amount of Ho Yay they get with everyone around them, the kiss, and many other hints throughout the series, it's sometimes easy to forget it hasn't been explicitly confirmed.
    • Following on from this is the fanon that Apple has a unrequited crush on Raven Queen. It would explain a lot, and Raven deciding not to be Apple White's villain is treated like a break up, but there's nothing to suggest Apple's motives are anything other than stated.
    • It's become a common idea that Darling Charming is Apple White's Prince Charming, not her brother Daring Charming. Daring is instead the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. The latter theory has been confirmed however Apple's and Darling's relationship hasn't been explored since they "kissed".
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks fans are convinced that the unnamed Lady in Red chipmunk from the Rockin' Through The Decades special (more specifically the "Crocodile Rock" and "Surfin' Safari" videos) is Charlene. Charlene was the original Chipette. She appeared in only one song, alongside Alvin, before being replaced with Brittany and the rest of The Chipettes the following year. The unnamed Chipette from the videos resembles Charlene (they both have blonde hair tied back into ponytails) but has never been confirmed as her. Still, you'll almost never find fanart of Charlene without her wearing the red dress of the girl from "Crocodile Rock."
  • Milo Murphy's Law:
    • Fanfics often suggest that Milo and Melissa had a series of "third friends" before Zack came along, but that none of them could handle Murphy's Law and eventually left. (Such fanfics usually have Milo living in fear that this will happen with Zack as well.)
    • Fanart often depicts Milo as Covered with Scars; he's mentioned having scars in the show but they're not visible to the audience.
    • Bradley is often changed from merely being grumpy to depressed or even suicidal.
    • There has been a stirring of fanfics about the 2nd Dimension counterparts of the MML cast. Exact characterizations vary but it's generally agreed upon that Milo is a human weapon, succeeding his father in said position (with Martin having been made into a cyborg ALA Platyborg), in something called "Project Murphy" (with Covered with Scars being Played for Drama, as it's generally the result of Cold-Blooded Torture, and Milo often having had his mind broken from having minimal to no kind treatment for however long he's been locked up) while Melissa wants Doof's head for daring to touch Milo let alone hurt him and blames herself for Milo ending up in Doof's clutches (and may or may not be a Handicapped Badass). Sara or Bridget are usually Melissa's squad leaders, with Sara as her mother's second when said mother is the leader; both of them are usually to some extent Broken Birds over the disappearance of the Murphy men and are willing to do almost anything to get Milo at the very least out.
    • It's been popular to suggest that Dakota, who so far always wears sunglasses, has Mismatched Eyes that he's trying to hide.
  • Metalocalypse:
    • A commonly accepted piece of fanon is that Offdensen is the voice of Facebones. They are voiced by the same person, Brendan Small, but so are a lot of other characters, so nothing can be proven or disproved.
    • Another is that Offdensen was a fan of Snakes 'n' Barrels, Pickles's old band before joining Dethklok, and somehow (opinions vary on how) that connection is eventually how he became Dethklok's manager.
    • Many assume that Nathan is 1/4 Yanemengo through his mother Rose, as she looks more like someone who's half Amazonian than his very pale, blond father.
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears:
  • The Loud House:
    • It's not uncommon for fans to believe Lincoln is secretly adopted, due to his white hair (everyone else has blond or brown hair) and the fact he's so different from the rest of his family. This concept was later gone into in the episode "Not A Loud" where it was debunked.
    • A sum of the fandom believes that Leni is on the autism spectrum or has a learning disability instead of being a Dumb Blonde.
    • Luan having ADD or ADHD is gaining speed as an accepted theory. There's also a popular theory that she has some form of Split Personality, showcased through her ventriloquist dummy.
    • Luan's April Fool's Day persona has two possible explanations among fanon. The first is that she was severely bullied when she was younger and is now taking her rage out on her family since her tormentors are out of her reach. The other one (though not entirely common) is that her Split Personality is taking over on April 1st and she's convinced that the pranks she doesn't remember doing were harmless and everyone's overreacting. And then there are those who have the former cause the latter with her new Split Personality doing the Misplaced Retribution in complete opposition to her normal behavior. Whatever the case, when she realizes/discovers the truth, she's horrified.
    • Luna as bisexual has caught on due to some lines implying she might like girls as well as boys. This was eventually canonized in the season two episode "'L' for Love".
    • Some members of the fandom believe that Luan is a lesbian (or less commonly, a bisexual who generally prefers girls), and Maggie from "Funny Business" is her partner. "'L' for Love" shows that Luan has a crush on a boy, debunking the fanon that she's strictly lesbian.
    • Some fans have begun to believe that Clyde is bisexual and that his crush on Lori may be an attempt to get over an unrequited crush on Lincoln.
    • A portion of the fandom believes that either Lincoln is a trans boy or Lynn is a trans girl. Often times, both siblings are transgender.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar:
    • Popular fanon is that Rico was dropped as an egg and this is why he is the least intelligent of the four penguins.
    • Julien being transgender has caught on due to him being a male lemur leader. The fanfic Princess also helped popularize the fanon.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: It's widely believed that Cindy's mother is abusive; generally the abuse is limited to verbal and emotional abuse but the woman isn't above slapping Cindy if her daughter decides to call her out. Sometimes her dad is abusive or an awful parent but this isn't as consistent.


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