Aslan was actually Satan all along
1- Lions are associated with Jesus, yet they're also connected to Satan in the Bible
2- Vultures were actually a divine symbol in Abrahamic theology; it appears that refferences to eagles in holy texts actually were reffering to the Eurasian Black Vulture (most notably in regards to Cherubim; they had four heads, one of them of a bird of prey)
Thus, Tash is the real servant of God in the series, and Aslan was Lucifer folling everyone all along!
There's one more aspect to this WMG; Satan Is Good
and so Aslan is still genuinely helping them.
Aslan and Tash are neither Jesus nor Satan
Rather, they're Ra and Apep. The christian thing is an unfortunate coincidence, or a ploy that they made to have more worshippers.
Aslan is a zoophilous pedophile
He has a fetish for human children.
- He eats them.
- Well, that's also liking children.
The Lady of the Green Kirtle is descended from Jadis the White Witch.
She's a witch from the Wild Waste Lands of the North, where Jadis ran and lived and plotted her takeover of Narnia for a few centuries when the Tree of Protection kept her away from Narnia proper. Characters in The Silver Chair
believe the Lady of the Green Kirtle to be "of the same kind" as the White Witch and mention how "those Northern witches" are always coming up with a new plan to get what they want — Narnia. Jadis must have become mother of a race of evil witches (not immortal, since the forbidden apple gave Jadis that quality, and no longer giants after thousands of years). Hopefully for Narnia (pre-The Last Battle
), Rilian killed the last one.
- But if Jadis was the last of her species, with whom did she reproduce in order to create the race of Northern witches?
- Another Turkish Delight addict, perhaps. Half-Human Hybrids are canon in the books. Rilian of the books is probably half human, half star. If humans can interbreed with Narnian stars, then they can interbreed with Jadis.
- Alternately, it's possible she was already newly-pregnant at the time she went into suspended animation in Charn. Her sister's rebellion might well have been kicked off because her sibling and rival didn't want her to produce an heir. Because her child is shielded within her body, it's not killed by the Deplorable Word (which always spares its utterer). Jadis's pregnancy is put on hold while she's in suspended animation, then resumes its progression in Narnia; when she eats the apple, her unborn daughter is exposed to its effects in utero and likewise becomes immortal, so survives for many thousands of years before being killed by Rilian.
The Lady of the Green Kirtle is Jadis.
She is the devil.
- If Jadis is the devil, then what the #$%* is Tash supposed to be?
- The idea of Allah invoked by Islamic extremists (or, more generally, any god used to justify what would otherwise be objectively evil acts). Hence Aslan's "No service that is not vile can be rendered to him."
- That's what Tash is as a sociological symbol. As a metaphysical symbol, he's clearly a devil figure in opposition to Aslan. As is Jadis. Perhaps Tash is Lucifer and Jadis is Beelzebub. Or something.
- Word of God states (somewhere) that Tash is the representation 'false gods' and Jadis is the devil. But 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', so I suppose it's your interpration.
The Lady's green powder is marijuana.
It's green, it creates a pleasant, drowsy feeling, and it dulls your thinking. Does This Remind You of Anything?
Tash is a Lord of Change, servant of Tzeentch, from the Warhammer 40,000
He looks like a vulture and has four arms. Being worshiped by thousands comes with the job.
- Thus, Aslan is either the God-Emperor of Mankind or an agent of His will (if the Emperor is the Emperor-Over-The-Sea).
- Aslan is one of the missing Primarchs. Narnia is somewhere in the Segmentum Obscurus.
Jadis is the Serpent.
She steals the Golden Apple and creates a traitor by food (Turkish Delight, "delightful to behold"). The Lady of the Green Kirtle turns into one.
Jadis is Death.
See the "Headscratchers" page
The Pevensies are related to King Frank & Queen Helen.
Why these four rather than any other sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, including ones living in other kingdoms like Archenland? Even if Frank and Helen didn't leave any children of their own back on Earth, they could have left brothers and sisters with children of their
own, from whom the Pevensies could be descended. This connection by blood to the true Narnian royal bloodline (before the White Witch's conquest) is what allowed the Pevensie children to rule on the Narnian throne.
- Caspian would then represent a pretty big break from this Narnian bloodline. Unless Frank and Helen were themselves descended from the Telemarines sent back to Earth at the end of Prince Caspian, that is.
- Or the Telmarines were the new rulers by right of conquest; Caspian's right to the throne was through his father, Caspian IX, whose brother Miraz killed him before usurping his (and his son's) throne.
- Given the vast number of pools in the Wood Between The Worlds, it's possible that there's more than one world of human beings out there. If so, then the humans in Archenland and so forth might descend from people who came to Narnia's world from other places than Earth. That would disqualify them as sons or daughters of Adam and Eve, and even explain why Narnians are always so specific about that ancestral tie: humans descended from, say, Alice and Bob on planet Erth/Urt/Eorth wouldn't share any blood with Frank or Helen at all.
- In the movie, Lucy tells Tumnus that her mum's name is Helen. Not that there aren't plenty of women named Helen, but being named after an ancestor is pretty common, so it could be true.
- It would have to be quite a close relationship, given the timeline on the England side of things. Grandparent, most likely, which would make Eustace a descendent of the same line.
- Not grandPARENT, unless you think Frank and Helen left children behind in our world, which is definitely fridge horror and not something I think Aslan would do to his first royal couple (because it makes no sense - if they already have heirs, why not bring them over, too?). Great uncle and aunt or something to that effect, if anything. Also, there's no indication of which one of the Pevensie parents Eustace is related to - or even which one of Eustace's parents is the relation.
- Diggory and Polly became quite close with the kids some time between Silver Chair and Last Battle. If the Pevensies had had a great-uncle and aunt (would have to be - they'd never leave kids behind) who had mysteriously vanished and whose names were Frank and Helen, don't you think they'd have made a connection?
Digory Kirke gave Harold and Alberta the Portal Picture
in Voyage of the Dawn Treader
He may or may not have painted the picture, but he definitely made the frame out of wood from the same tree the wardrobe was made from, unknowingly making another portal. It was originally just a seascape; due to it being hidden in a spare bedroom out of sight since Alberta didn't like it, nobody ever noticed the ship sail into the frame. Due to Year Inside, Hour Outside
, it took a few days of Edmund and Lucy staying with their aunt and uncle and being teased by their cousin for the ship to sail a few yards, so the kids never noticed the movement until staring at it so intently on the day they fell through the portal.
Aslan, or possibly his Dad, put the bell in the statue chamber to awaken Jadis deliberately. Or just knew about it.
Oh, it's possible that Jadis put the bell there herself; if someone rang it, then they'd be a possible servant, and certainly a sign of somewhere else to conquer. But Aslan seems always to know where things would go, just as the Bible predicts the apocalypse for Earth. So, maybe..?
- Aslan is stated to be another incarnation of the Christian God, so he certainly knew about Charn, Jadis and the bell, and how it'd all tie into Narnia. He could probably be given some credit for allowing it, in the same way he allowed Adam and Eve's fall, as part of some cosmic Gambit Roulette that no one else was clued in on at the time.
- Allowed it? Indeed. Sentient creatures are allowed to make genuine choices with real consequences. It's not a plan at all - say rather (and this is gone into in Perelandra) that Aslan's will, or Maleldil's, may be crossed but not ultimately frustrated. Digory's foolish action caused Narnia's Unfallen future to be lost for all time, but Aslan unfolded an alternate future in which many good and beautiful things still happened.
- The Bell and Hammer in the statue chamber, as well as the gates to the garden, were both made of gold and accompanied by poems of warning (albeit in different types of verse and rhyme), so I'm partial to the idea that the same... being... was responsible for both. Also, Aslan didn't sing Narnia into existence until after Digory had struck the bell; maybe his goal in creating Narnia was to restore the Balance Between Good and Evil that Digory had upset by awakening Jadis. Or maybe the bell awoke Aslan too.
Aslan created and developed Narnia using the imaginations of Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer as a template.
Think about it. Talking animals, Father Christmas, creatures from Greek and Norse mythology, brave knights, exotic dark-skinned foreigners, toffee trees, and even comfortable formal clothes
: everything that two imaginative, well-read middle-class 19th century British children would put in an imaginary world if they were to create one. Any discrepencies like animals from a variety of climates living comfortably in a temperate zone and surviving a century long winter
, along with sewing machines existing in an otherwise pre-industrial society can be put down to the children not fully thinking things through.
- This actually works pretty well with the books. Narnia's creation process picks up on outside influences and incorporates them into its structure: that's how the lamppost appeared, and the caramel fruit tree. It's not much of a stretch to say that the process also picked up on Digory and Polly's thoughts and shaped Narnia's inhabitants accordingly. It'd also help explain why Aslan arranged for them to be there.
He openly discourages individual initiative in favor of doing what he tells you. Opposing Alsan is believed to be automatically evil, regardless of ends or means involved, even if the opposition simply wishes to live their lives according to their own wishes, without Aslan's mandate. Under Aslan's guidance Narnia's technological and societal progress failed to advance one iota. Independent thought is suppressed; blind obedience is encouraged. But the clincher comes at the end, when Aslan leads everyone to a place that those who trust claim to perceive as Heaven, while others see as something much worse-clearly the World of the Dead, where they will all be trapped until Will and Lyra arrive to rescue those who would be rescued.
- Bizarre that a tyrant would give the people he created the ability to "rebel" against him AND sacrifice himself to save someone from receiving a punishment he justly deserved and simultaneously save the world from ending... Jossed anyway because Aslan did create the universe they inhabit! Pullman's Authority actually didn't.
- Or at least he shows up and does something as the world is created and then takes credit.
- This may be the Wild Mass Guessing page, but Occam's Razor probably needs to come out on this one. Why would this lion appear just as the world is beginning, pretend he's singing while walking around knowing exactly the route to take to make it look like things are being formed around him? And then when he gives some animals the power to talk. According to this theory, he's a con man who convinced most of the animals that they COULDN'T talk in that moment (somehow) so that it would look like the ability came from him. Yeah, it's simpler to admit that he did create Narnia in the scene where it LOOKS like he's creating Narnia.
- Why? Because it's the Authority's modus operandi, of course! Taking credit for things that would have happened with or without his involvement is basically half of what he does.
- About the sacrifice: Aslan clearly knew he would come back. So it's possible that to him being "sacrificed" was well worth protecting his Chosen One and winning the confrontation.
- ^ All adding variables to an already-explained situation to complicate it to make it fit a theory.
- Of course! That's what WMG is all about.
- Or, Aslan is part of The Authority. Which would be awesome.
- Aslan is a vile homophobe, so Apollo and Midnighter would be forced to fight with him to survive. There'd be no stability and The Authorithy would fall.
Considering the fact that he recruits children to fight a war against his nemesis is pretty questionable to start with. However, he is a Villain with Good Publicity
and the denizens of Narnia don't speak the truth due to Aslan's ruling with an iron fist. The White Witch was merely part of La Resisstance
and as a result had to die in a horrific manner.
More likely, Aslan is the true Creator of the universe, whom the Authority falsely claimed to be.
Andrew Ketterley's godmother was a witch from Lyra's world... which means Andrew really
shouldn't have messed around with that "dust."
- Susan will make it to Aslan's country eventually. She wasn't even dead in The Final Battle. She wasn't even on the train. She is still alive and Aslan is giving her another chance.
The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia take place in the same continuity
Narnia is Armenia, Calormen is Turkey
All of the Narnian names end in 'ian', like Armenian Names. Narnians worship an elusive Lion, who was killed by evil but rose from the dead, while Calormenes worship an idol that they maintain exclusive access to. Narnians are light skinned, while Calormenes are swarthy.
- Actually, Telmarine names do, and not even all of them (see the seven lords Caspian sets out to find in Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Before the Telmarine contest of Narnia, there is no such pattern (in part because we do not meet many Narnian humans, admittedly, but that's actually part of the point - Narnians aren't just humans, so what happens to names like Tumnus in your theory?). And perhaps most importantly, if this is true, then why is the Narnian Lion's name Turkish?
Like a Vanishing Cabinet, but bigger.
Susan in the movies will be left behind in The Last Battle
because she's married, or about to be.
It'd avert the Unfortunate Implications
many readers see in having her left out, just because she was acting like a stereotypical teenager. The number of years it'll take to finish the film series means that the actress who plays her will be much more mature than how Lucy describes her in the book. And it'd even help reduce the sting of her losing her entire family in a train crash
, while adhering to her makeover as one of the most capable and responsible Pevensies.
- Susan left herself out! She chose not to play anymore. Lewis' theological point seems to have been that Grace can be rejected. But that doesn't mean she's damned forever - far from it. 'Once a King or Queen in Narnia, always a King or Queen' Susan is still one of Aslan's chosen and she can return to him and become Queen Susan the Gentle again whenever she chooses to do so. Lewis' Word of God is that she may someday get back to Narnia in her own time and her own way.
- Er, I did say "many readers", not that I interpreted it that way, or that Lewis meant it that way. Even if all of the above is true, the film's makers will probably want to side-step the issue by giving Susan more of a life outside of Narnia than just makeup and dating, which would run contrary to her personality in the films in any case.
Aslan is the Devil.
If all good is done to one god automatically and all evil is done to another, the gods are completely interchangeable and Aslan may well be the evil one.
- See Mere Christianity and read the part where Lewis considers Dualism before rejecting it. Aslan and Tash may be opposites, but it does not follow that they are equal and opposite; there is a genuine choice to be made between the two.
Narnia is one of the Discworlds that appear in The Light Fantastic.
Narnia's a disc.
The Eight Friends of Narnia represent the House of David
All of the heroes from our the world are closely related, either by blood or friendship. They are the most important group to Narnia. Likewise, the House of David was the most important family in the Bible, both in the New Testament.
Diggory returned to Narnia and became a king.
At the end of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
, Professor Kirke echoes Aslan by saying "Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen." In The Magician's Nephew
, it's revealed that he went to Narnia as a young boy and witnesses the coronation of the first king and queen of Narnia. However, that sentence is never said in the book. That, coupled with his insistence that the Pevensies will go back to Narnia, suggests that he too returned to Narnia.
It's possible that he saw another person crowned and heard the words, but no other people from our world are mentioned in Trinian's list. It's more likely that he, and possibly Polly, returned to Narnia and was crowned king.
- Or he simply parroted back a phrase that the children directly quoted, when they explained where they'd wound up after their hide-and-seek game. Aslan's demeanor of authority and grace is such that they probably remembered each and every word he'd said to them, for the rest of their lives.
- Actually in the Last Battle Digory and Polly are referred to as "lord" and "lady" not "king" and "queen"
Aslan is Jesus.
Might be going out on a limb here, but it just seems to work.
- You're mad! Mad, I say!
- Yes. I suppose Peter's a Time Lord and Narnia's actually Pugatory?
- This isn't a theory - this is Word of God. It's made almost blatantly clear at the end of VDT (the book), as well as at the end of The Last Battle. Plus, Lewis did confirm this in his letters.
Gael from the movies is a descendant of the Narnian king Gale.
Might be thinking too much, but it could work. King Gale freed the Lone Islands from a dragon. Gael could be one of his descendants, assuming that he had children that remained on the islands.
The White Witch is the Antichrist.
Think about it: I highly doubt C.S Lewis would make a Big Bad
, and then kill her off in the same book. Honestly, I think she was Tash's Dragon
, which would make sense logically.
Edmund is named after his father
Let's look at the facts:
- He's named Edmund like all of the Blackadders.
- He's a Deadpan Snarker.
- He has black hair, unlike the rest of his family.
- This only works in movie continuity. In the books, it's stated that Susan has long black hair. I don't think that Edmund's hair color is ever mentioned, but it IS stated in The Horse and His Boy that he has a golden beard as an adult. So, presumably, Bookverse Edmund is blond.
- It does not say so in any of my copies of Horse and His Boy (English or Czech). Either this is a case of different editions, or it doesn't say so in the books. Or you mixed him up with Digory in The Last Battle - they are introduced consecutively and I was confused for a while, too.
- He is or was evil. Whether you buy his redemption or not, betraying your family for candy is pretty damn evil.
- There is so far no other known Blackadders of the World War 2 era.
The question then is, how did this obvious Blackadder get into the Pevensie family? If his father, the Blackadder from Goes Forth
, survived World War I (as seems likely, based on Back and Forth
), he may have changed his name following some failed scheme to escape consequences and settled down. It's also possible that Edmund Pevensie is only the nephew of Edmund Blackadder, the former being the son of the latter's sister.
In all likelihood, however, Edmund Pevensie follows in the family tradition of being a bastard son and his mom was already married to Mr. Pevensie.
Eustace and his family are Mormons.
Hence why they're "non-smokers", "tee-totalers", and "wear special kind of underwear".
- But in Silver Chair, it's stated that neither Eustace nor Jill knew what a character meant when he talked about Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve. Wouldn't a Mormon know about Adam and Eve?
Tash' pressence nullifies Aslan's magic
- Aslan created the world through his magical song. Whenever Tash goes, everything dies.
- Aslan turned animals into talking animals. Talking animal ecountering Tash turns into normal animal.
- Rabadash gets turned into a donkey by Aslan and has to visit temple of Tash when his power is strongest (during national holiday in his name) to get back to normal. And if he ever leaves outside Tash's sphere of infulence, assuming Tash resides in the temple, he will turn back into a donkey again.
This probably works only in Narnia and not in Afterlife.
- What makes perfect sense because opposite of a lion is a unicorn, while opposite of bird is a snake.
Prince Caspian is a werewolf.
Remember he was bitten by one? So shouldn't he have become one?
- Only if C.S. Lewis was into horror movies. Being bitten by a werewolf didn't have any special consequences in their original mythology.
Professor Kirke is a Time Lord, and the Wardrobe is his TARDIS.
Because we didn't have this one yet.
Puddleglum is The Doctor.
Specifically the Fourth Doctor.
- She got bored at the country house and wanted an real adventure, so she subconciously created Narnia.
- The Nostalgia Critic eludes to this in Suburban Knights . After her presumed real word death as an old woman, it's not out of line to think she was welcomed into Aslan's Country and perhaps 'stole' a silver apple somehow and made her way back into our world where she continued her 'cursed life' as an internet critic.
Edmund was adopted.
- He is the only bad sibling and he's quite different from the other ones. Bonus added with the fact that he always felt the Black Sheep of the family.
There was more going on with Susan's abandonment of Narnia than what we were told.
If you think about it, the only people in The Last Battle
who ever offer up any reason for why Susan is "no longer a friend of Narnia" are Eustace, Jill and Polly, as in the people who are least close to her out of all of the Friends of Narnia. Notice who aren't exactly jumping to tell Tirian why Susan isn't there? Her siblings, and Professor Kirke, the people among the Friends who were closest to her. It's possible that the latter knew something more about what was going on with Susan than Eustace, Jill and Polly, and that those three, not being in the know, chose to blame it on Susan's most visible change: giving into all the social pressure on young women of the day (the lipsticks, nylons, and general "concerned with looking pretty" behavior), and her choosing to do what they never did, and actually have a life outside of reminiscing over Narnia. Peter is the only one of her siblings who ever speaks at all during that sequence; his shortness during this infodump, and Edmund and Lucy's silence, implies that whatever it was that was going on with Susan, it was a painful topic for them. Peter's behavior just screams
"Okay, pal, this is a really painful topic for me; can we please just stop talking about it?"
In Voyage of the Dawn Treader
, it's mentioned that Susan grades in school aren't that great, and she's more known for being the pretty one of the family. In the first two books, she seemed pretty smart, so perhaps it's not that she's always been bad at school, but that her grades have dropped recently. She's also mentioned to be "otherwise very old for her age" (VDT, 2), which could mean anything, but doesn't really sound like a descriptor indicative of cheerful behavior. My suspicion is that the reason her grades dropped is that she's become depressed. Perhaps it's because of her getting yanked out of Narnia for a second
time and this time being told that she was never allowed to go back because she'd gotten too old. Maybe it's because of all the social pressure on her to behave a certain way, because she's a teenage girl in a society that condemns young girls not acting a certain way. Maybe it's something else. And maybe the fact that she's become depressed is the reason her parents decided to take her to America with them over the summer. Susan's mother is to have said that she would "get more out of it than the youngsters" (VDT, 2-3); perhaps by this Mrs. Pevensie meant that she thought the trip would cheer Susan up. And maybe her depression is, in part, the reason she decided to leave Narnia behind.
Aside from the obvious difference in appearance, which could be easily explained as artistic license choices, and discounting any references to the lion that may appear in L. Frank Baum's other works, I can't really think of any reasons for this not
to be true.
- On the other hand, there was another lion in TLTWATW who was rather pleased to be helping out Aslan, and making a bit of a fuss over being a lion "just like Aslan", it is not impossible for the Cowardly Lion to want to show off a bit at this time, helping out his fellow in battle.
In the film universe, the early Telmarine kings paid lip-service to Aslan
The Seven Lords having Aslan-themed swords looks like a plot hole, but it could be a logical consequence of a history of playing nice with your oppressed subjects.
Logically, a group of fugitive pirates who have just stumbled through a hole in reality are not going to be able to conquer an established kingdom where they know nothing and nobody. A period during which they were welcomed by the locals, and were able to learn about the society and geography, can therefore be assumed — the Narnians are a friendly people, and if their new guests preferred to only talk to the human-shaped Narnians they would probably chalk that up as a forgiveable eccentricity. When the Telmarines then seized power, it would not have been so much a bloody conquest (there probably wouldn't have been enough of them for that), but as a coup d'etat, with the transition of power quick and smooth enough for most common citizens to not be concerned enough to get involved.
Having seized power, they would then have to consolidate control of a large kingdom. By this time they would already be familiar with the local religion and, while they might not believe it, they would not be dumb enough to upset their new subjects by simply dismissing it out of hand. Instead they would have made nice by "acknowledging" Aslan in public, at least at first.
Of course, over the following generations things gradually soured, so by Miraz's time most of the old-style Narnians were in hiding from their harsh overlords, but even in the days of Caspian IX there was enough public "piety" on the Telmarine side for some Dwarven smith somewhere to make a nice Aslan-themed present for his seven most honest and decent servants.
Corakin was a Maia that joined Melkor
- He is doing penance in another world.
The Beavers' sewing machine isn't an anachronism.
- It's an heirloom that's been passed down for countless generations, ever since a sewing needle fell out of Queen Helen's apron pocket on the day Narnia was created and it sprouted out of the ground.