Rufio was destined to be Peter's true successor as leader of the Lost Boys.Nether Rufio or any of the other boys in the movie Hook are so much as mentioned, suggesting that they simply weren’t there at the time. Also, Rufio seemed to be the oldest of the boys from Hook, as Peter seemed the oldest before. All of the other Lost Boys accompanied Wendy and her brothers back to London. Peter ventured to London out of lonesomeness and chose to stay as the story goes. The next boy to enter Neverland was Rufio. He may have entered only days after or several years since Peter's departure. He became the leader of the next bunch of lost boys, explaining his words that “I've got Pan's Sword, I'm the Pan now!” Rufio seemed to have little or no regard for Tinker Bell, suggesting that he'd never been under Peter's influence and never respected her. It also gives more ground to Rufio's hostility towards Peter, seeing him as a challenge to the position that is rightfully his.
Everyone in Neverland was shanghaied Changeling Fair Folk style by Peter Pan to entertain him.The Jolly Roger and the Native Americans clearly don't originate from the island, and how each got there is never elaborated on. The obvious explanation is that Pan himself brought them there to entertain him. The pirates can't age and can't leave, they're just there so Peter can have somebody to fight with. Killing Peter is the only way to allow themselves to return to Earth.
Elaborating on the previous post: Pan and Hook are two True Fae, battling within the shared Realm of Never Never LandThe same proof applies to this theory as to the previous one.
Neverland is Limbo and its inhabitants are somehow Flying Dutchman-style lost souls.They're all stuck in a Stable Time Loop, which would work nicely except that time has no meaning on the island—which makes it more of a "Groundhog Day" Loop thing. Everyone who comes in does so at a certain age and is stuck there. Hence Hook is an adult, Tiger Lilly's a child as are the Lost Boys and Pan himself.
Captain Hook is Peter Pan's "adult" form, and that's why they hate each other so. It also explains why they have so much difficulty ridding themselves of each other.Peter's leaving as a child was influenced not only by the window being closed, but also by catching a glimpse of the future, where he'd actually become none other than his hated enemy, Captain Hook. Peter hated his older self out of fear (that's he'll become strict and boring), and Hook hated Peter because he saw his younger self as flighty and deficient. Unlike Peter, Hook (naturally) knew who he was all along.
Neverland is actually part of The Neverending StoryPeter is the latest savior and emperor of Fantasia and currently possesses AURYN. His whims and wishes are granted constantly, hence his poor memory. However, he found a loophole that would keep him Emperor forever — he travels to the real world from time to time, stealing children from their bedrooms, and trades his wishes for their memories instead of his own. As long as he keeps stealing children, Peter can remain all-powerful indefinitely.
Captain Hook was responsible for the death of Queen Athena, Ariel's mom.In the prequel to The Little Mermaid, the cove where Ariel's mother is kidnapped looks a lot like the mermaid cove in Neverland. And the ship responsible flies a pirate flag. Who's the local pirate of Neverland? Captain Hook. Ergo, Captain Hook indirectly caused the events of The Little Mermaid.
Neverland is sort of an afterlife for children.Peter Pan is sort of a kid-friendly Grim Reaper who guides children to their ideal afterlife (it says so in the original book). The Lost Boys were all dead and in their version of heaven, perhaps the pirates were all dead as well and in their version of hell. Wendy, John and Michael were all having a near-death experience.
Peter Pan is secretly a ninja.That'd explain why he seems to dislike pirates so much.
Peter Pan had, has and will have adventures with other children, not just the Darling children.The Disney adaptation begins with the following narration: "All of this happened once. And it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London..." Emphasis on the "this time".
Neverland changes as kids' imaginations doThe Pirates and Indians thing was just around because that's what kids played at. By now it's probably full of superheroes and giant robots.
Hook is Peter's younger brotherPeter mentioned seeing a younger brother in his old room and that's what made him believe his parents didn't want or remember him anymore. So, thinking he could take care of his brother better than his parents, Peter stole little James away and raised him as a lost boy. As the years went by the brothers began to drift further and further apart, eventually having an argument/disagreement so bad they permanently went separate ways. Due to being in Neverland, they forgot their relationship entirely.
Peter Pan and Wendy are both pre-teens.Although most/all productions make them be about 8-11, but judging by the fact that Wendy/Tinker Bell/Tiger Lily have crushes on him, it's more likely they're all 13-15. Peter has all his milk teeth because he is still a child mentally.
Peter Pan is a Kokiri.Or a relative. I mean, come on. Green clothes? Sidekick fairy? Never grows up?
Peter Pan grows up to become the Doctor.Great adventures? Favorite city is London? Taking on companions from time to time? Peter just learned a new way to fly.
The "Injuns" are not stereotypes of Native Americans.They are the native Neverlandic people, who have a rich and colorful heritage spanning hundreds of generations. This film captured the beauty of the Neverlandic culture in a way that no other film has without reducing them to some cookie-cutter racist stereotype, and it saddens me to see other people misunderstanding the true meaning behind these characters.
Aunt Millicent (in the 2003 film) really *is* Slightly's mother.Think about it: they look and act so much alike, always think they have a handle on things even when they don't, are a little pompous but well-meaning and affectionate deep down. Aunt Millicent's not a maiden aunt; she wears those black matronly dresses and hangs out with the Darlings because she was widowed long ago. She also sadly misplaced her infant son, who found himself in Neverland (since they're both so flighty and incompetent). Tinker Bell just reunited them at the end.
Children in Neverland do grow up, just at a much slower pace.In Neverland, time moves more slowly, but is perceived at the same pace as it is on Earth. For example, the Darling children are in Neverland for three or four days, but only a few hours have passed in London.
There is a portal to Neverland somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1700s.That's how period pirates keep winding up there, even when kids from The Eighties start joining the Lost Boys.
Never Never Land was an early 1900s Kids Next Door experiment into halting the aging process.It was created to test a cure for adulthood; the result being that the children were too busy playing with each other to actually send in their experimental data to Moon Base. Thus, KND considers Never Never Land a failed experiment, having received no contact from the operatives there.
Someday Neverland will collapse2012 will be brought on by the Four Horsemen of the Acoaplasye while Peter Pan and Captain Hook can only look on, horrified with what is happening. They will team up against the Four Horsemen but be repelled by the Angel of Death.
The true nature of Neverland is...A Dying Dream of young Wendy Darling, leukimia patient. She longs to meet her new baby brother and so imagines an adventure in the future for them to go on with their then-puppy dog and an imagined extra brother. She also makes a boy she has half-heard of from her mother and father's whisperings, Peter-a boy who caught leukimia before her. As she dies, her mother tells her Peter will guide her into the afterlife. Her unpleasant uncle is Flanderised as the villain in her dream. Mr Smee is a well-known beggar of the streets of London. Tiger Lily is the child of the widower boss of Mr Darling, whom sometimes comes round for dinner parties, and Wendy's best friend. She made the Neverbird up from depictions of tropical birds. What? You knew it was going to happen-just be glad I didn't make Wendy the victim of a serial killer.
Peter Pan is not native to Never LandHe somehow discovered Never Land after running away from home under similar circumstances to Wendy being forced to leave the nursery.
Captain Hook is a vampire.There are clues that point to Captain Hook being close to two hundred years old. (Contrary to popular belief, Neverland doesn't magically stop everyone from aging - fairies live out full lifespans and die of old age in approximately or even under a year, and it's made clear that the Lost Boys do grow and age - Peter "thins them out" if they start looking like they're growing up.) That said, Hook has some other... peculiarities about him. He is described as looking "cadaverous" (ie, corpselike), his eyes glow red when he's angry, and his blood is unusually dark in color. All of these would make sense if he were an undead vampire.
Mamie Mannering from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens grew up to be Wendy's mother......or at least one of her female ancestors. Consider:
Neverland is the physical embodiment of Peter's escapist fantasy(Mostly this applies to the 2003 live action movie.) Peter Pan is a boy who wishes to never grow up. More than that, he completely rejects even the very idea of adult hood and having to one day leave his boyhood behind. Somehow, Peter's incrediblely strong desire to remain a boy forever, and his total denial of all reality, creates a fantastical Lotus Eater style alternate dimension, a world reflecting all the escapist fantasies that a typical english boy of that time might have. A world he subconsiously created for himself in order to run away from reality. This is why, in the film, Neverland's flow of time and weather react to Peter's presence and his emotional state, because the world *literally* is the embodiment of his subconcious mind, and changes to reflect it. The pirates are either A) personifications of Peter's own subconcious ideas of what adults are like or B) regular humans imprisoned in Neverland by Peter's desires. Either way, they have no choice but to play the role of antagonists to Peter's fantastical adventures, never able to escape or do anything else as long as he and his world exist. This is why Captain Hook is so obsessed with killing Peter and why he states that killing Peter will "Set him free". Only by killing Peter pan can Hook and the Pirates be free of the prison that is Neverland and the roles they are forced to play.
Pixie dust is powdered magic mushroomIf you want to "fly to a magic land" you have to think happy thoughts.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is one of Peter's storiesHe just made it up to spread to people as the truth, but like others it's a big lie with some possible truths mixed in.