The little old lady is related to FlapjackMost likely his grandmother. Obviously, this implies that Flapjack's parents either abandoned the pair of them or are dead.
Stormalong rests directly atop the ruins of Candied Island.Which is why nobody ever finds it!
Bubbie murdered Flapjack's real parents.Think about it. Bubbie was hesitant to answer Flapjack's question (if Bubbie remembered where he came from) in the episode "Oh Brother!" She told Flapjack a story about finding baby Flapjack in a bed of seaweed which, given the crappy world the characters inhabit, seems improbably idealistic. More likely, Bubbie was covering up the truth that she very badly wanted a child but for some reason couldn't have one, and she somehow killed Flapjack's parents (likely by smashing their boat) and taking baby Flapjack to raise as her own.
The Marvelous Misadventures take place in the same extended universe as The Decemberists' more nautical themed songs.Particularly The Mariner's Revenge Song. This will end badly for both. Flapjack may even be the protaganist of The Mariner's Revenge Song, and is destined to kill the man who gave his mother the consumption that drove her mad and killed her. His keet-like enthusiasm is only the buildup to the biggest cutie-breaking childrens' animation has seen. Just watch out once he gets a job at a priory. (Or, alternately, his mother was the mother in A Cautionary Tale. And this is how you're fed...)
Candied Island is in fact Marzipan CityI SMELL CROSSOVER!
Marzipan City is the place where Flapjack was bornHe follows the Marzipan City Theme Naming of being named after food. The crossover from above will happen when he searches for his real parents.
Candied Island is really Candy Die Land, where old candy goes to die.
Candied Island is the AfterlifeK'nucles probably was there for just a while because he passed a near-death experience, and is delusional on how he got there. After all, it would be a paradise for such Crapsack World that Stormalong is. Someday, they'll find the Candied Island, but if they don't return quickly enough... Poor Bubbie, she'll cry so much...
Candy Wife is a resident of Candied Island, where her husband gets his goods and/or Candy Prostitutes.
In the future, Candied Island will become the future site of Superjail.Just look at this image and tell me I'm wrong.
Flapjack grows up to be Aquaman. As an old man, he becomes Popeye.It had to happen, and you know it.
Harvey actually cares about the whales/squids/whatever he kisses.Harvey runs Laundry Island and feels bad for Bubbie and the others for always having to do others' laundry. So he kisses them and takes those that are forcing them to do the laundry of their hands and make them do others' laundry so they know what it feels like.
Candied Island is, in reality, Raftel IslandAnd a huge candy-filled treasure chest is Gold Roger's One Piece. Crossover ensues.
K'nuckles is Flapjack's fatherLet's just say that Flapjack takes a lot of the pyhsical appearance of whatever woman K'nuckles got intimate with.
The reason Flapjack was even greenlit was to make the other cartoons network shows seem better by comparison.I really don't have to explain this one, do I?
Candied Island is where a local apocalypse happened.Everyone was coated in a thin layer of instantly-hardening candy coating and suffocated. Thus, Candied Island, and not Candy Island.
Thurop is channeling Alan Moore via his beardWhere else do you think he gets "Inspiration"?
It's all in Flapjack's head and he's actually a modern drug addict teenage boyFlapjack is actually a modern child from the slums whose parents (K'nuckles and Bubby) always promised take him to the sea, but they never did. He's unaware of his father's obvious alcoholism/drug addiction (thinking it's just candy), the borderline protectionism of his mother and could be possibly molested by Dr. Barbar (that's why he's so creepy). So, since he can't handle the real life and feels his father so far he got into his father's addiction, the candies, candy island is then nirvana/afterlife whereas there's no pain.
Captain K'nuckles is a DiglettMuch as it pains me to use that name, I think more people recognize it than 'Digda'. .. Um, well, see, if all his parts are removed he's just a round-topped cylindrical lump with eyes and a nose.
Captain K'nuckles is swiftly heading toward the Moral Event HorizonSometimes, this troper just does not get the relationship between Flapjack and K'nuckles. Is he supposed to be his deadbeat uncle? Abusive father? He really does act like an abusive father. K'nuckles is toeing the line between hilarious misanthrope and actual villain.
Captain K'nuckles is actually an older Bloo.Just think, He's blue, he has stumps for hands and no real feet, his nose mismatches the rest of his body, he's grown a grand total of ONE hair, has delusions of grandeur over his "adventures", hangs around a kid who idolizes him, lives in a candy-obsessed world (a nod to Mac's Berserk Button), can get more childish than the kid he hangs around with, he forms harebrained schemes, and... you know what, let me stop here. It's making way too much sense.
Tee Hee Tummy Tums is Johnny Depp.He's the most beautiful man in the world, correct? This troper is male.
This is Candle Cove.There is a talking whale, who acts as a ship and is referred as one. Laughingstock. There is a cowardly pirate. Pirate Percy. There is a boy who is constantly referred to as a girl and is friends with the cowardly pirate. Janice. Candle. Candy. And it's all extremely Nightmare Fuel.
The Show is so Nightmare Fuel-rifffic Because...It's sole purpose is to provide images for screamers. Just look at some of the examples provided here. If iCarly is for youtube poop, then Flapjack is for screamers.
The Real Adventurer is Flapjack's real father.They both have blonde hair, blue eyes and of course love adventuring. Also, in "Oh You Animal", The Real Adventurer is upset when he finds out Flapjack chose Bubbie instead of Stormalong Second Chance Home For Boys
Capt'n K'nuckles actually was a captain prior to meeting Flapjack and BubbieNot only was he a captain with his own ship, Lolly Poop Deck, Peppermint Larry, and Dr. Barber were his crew. They used to be competent explorers until they found Candied Island. K'nuckles and Peppermint Larry both fell in love with Candy Wife, brought much strife to the paradise of Candied Island, so she cursed them with incompetency in their field.
Candied Island is cursed (Or possibly haunted) in such a way that the only way on and off the island is by accident.Whenever anyone tries to find it, they fail, and all anyone knows about the island is that it's covered in candy. Is there any kind of settlement there? Nobody knows. Are there any dangerous monsters there? Nobody knows. Can you ever leave it if you choose? Nobody knows. No map exists to it's location, no one's ever returned with coordinates to it's location, even sea creatures can't find it easily. It must be cursed, or at least haunted.
Capt'n K'nuckles is The Flying Dutchman.Capt'n K'nuckles, tired of getting absolutely no respect in life, chooses to haunt the seven seas, impersonating the ghostly captain of Flying Dutchman. Being noncorporeal, he's able to fudge the appearance, but the voice remains the same.
Flapjack grows up to be Anthony HopeRemember how in the finale, Flapjack, Bubbie and K'nuckles are transformed into live-action characters via candy binge? Well, after leaving Stormalong for good, the trio ends up in London and decide to make the city their new home. Anthony Hope may have actually have been Flapjack's legal name, or Flapjack had to receive a legal name when the trio first arrived in London. The reason why Anthony/Flapjack may have been so pleasant to Todd is because Todd reminds him of K'nuckles. They certainly have similar voices, for one.
Flapjack takes place in the same Universe as Fist of the North StarIn some far-off pocket of the world, the oceans are returning. Besides, I dare you to explain this.
Finn and Flapjack are long lost brothers or cousins.Word of God created both of them. Both characters like adventure. They have a sidekick that normally gets them in or out of trouble. There's a female heroine that makes random cameos...
Van Ormann was inspired by the works of Al Duvall.Duvall is an American musician who sings modern-day songs In The Style Of long-since-dead blues musicians. Crapsack Worlds are his favorite theme. The link is most prominent on the works in which Duvall addresses the rather dystopian setting with a light-hearted mood, such as the album "The Timid Mischief" (especially "The Day Bartender" and "Mary Mack") as well as bits and pieces from "Recluses Unite" ("Dark Inside" for example) and on the instrumentation in the cartoon(especially the end credits).
In regards to another WMG encountered on WMG: Adventure Time, Candied Island is actual the Candy KingdomIf a sailor had been traversing the dangerous seas and caught a glimpse of a shore made entirely of candy, he'd assume it was an island, a Candied Island.
Not to mention the animation style is pretty similar. Candle Cove does apparently feature a kid and an imcompetent pirate going on adventures in a living ship...
Flapjack is the younger brother of Gideon.Gideon didn't want a little brother, so he sent him where no one would think to look: back in time and in the middle of nowhere in the ocean. The island of sick people found him and took him in, but he was sent away again before being found by Bubby. Alternatively, he could have wanted a brother, but their mother knew Flapjack wouldn't be safe, so she used Gideon's book to find a way to go back in time and send Flapjack away.
K'nuckles is just drinking plain old whiskey.He just calls it maple syrup for Flapjack's sake.