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The next time Doug loses his voice, Rob will take the Critic's place.That or just do the talking. Because, lets face it, it's going to happen again and Doug seems to be running out of ideas. He's done one video mute, he's done a silent film, and he's called in Spoony and Linkara (and Microsoft Sam!))
Doug is dyslexic.That would explain the more ridiculous of his spelling errors. Plus, he does say his spelling is like "crossing a dyslexic with a complete idiot." Doug is obviously not a complete idiot, so...
The Nostalgia Critic
The Nostalgia Critic is Clayton Forrester.He's tall and skinny with a goatee. He changes his name often, and the place where he posts his videos is nondescript. He's Doctor Forrester. He's showing us these horrible '80s/'90s movies to find the one that drives us insane, and thus use it to rule the world. His comments are because, after seeing Joel and Mike and the Bots "riff" on movies, he decided to try it himself. This "The Bum" guy? He's what happened to Dr. Earhardt.
The Critic will become Dr. Forrester.After years of the Critic seeing bad films, he loses it and becomes evil. Then he shows others (Joel, Mike, and the bots) what it felt like to be him.
The Nostalgia Critic sold his soul to the Devil...a.k.a. Teddy Ruxpin. Well, think about it. At the end of the Halloween '08 special, that demon bear ostensibly killed the Critic; how else would you come out of a conflict with Satan except by selling your soul? Further proof: the number of times he's come back to life. Sure, Optimus Prime brought him back once, but the sheer number of times he's died and come back is absurd. It's even lampshaded by Chester A. Bum in his review of the fight. We really see the fruits of this little deal later on, in the Final Battle with The Angry Video Game Nerd, when the Critic, well, shoots lightning and resembles the devil, with no real explanation. He then resembles a different devil and bellows DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE at the end of his Goodburger review, with, again, no real explanation. Stretching the WMG a little further, at the end of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Disney Villains, he puts Chernobog at Number 1, likely at the request of Teddy Ruxpin. It seems Teddy objected to the review anyway, most likely disliking the Nostalgia Critic's apparent pleasure at the heavenly light the devil is no match for; either that, or Teddy was objecting to the Critic saying that if the devil had a form, that's what he would look like, because that cute little creepy plush teddy bear really is the Devil's true form, which is of course why his computer was possessed at the end of the video.
The Nostalgia Critic is really Scout.I'm not really sure what my reasoning is on this one, I was half-asleep and maybe a little drunk when I came up with this idea. They have similar hats and issues managing anger. I believe there was something about the respawn technology slowing the aging process and bringing the NC back on the multitude of times he's died. That's all I got.
The Nostalgia Critic is Kyon.Put glasses, the hat, and a goatee on Kyon, you've got the Nostalgia Critic.
The Nostalgic Critic has a closet black guy fetishHe said he would go gay for Keith David's voice, and has a brief Ho Yay moment with Will Smith in one of his other reviews. He also calls Ernie Hudson so charming he's like a black Clark Gable.
The Critic is a CIA experiment gone horribly wrong.Years ago, in a secret lab, a group of scientists attempted to make a young man named Doug into a fighting machine for the CIA. They kidnapped him from high school and subjected him to all kinds of mental tests, which included analysing information like films and images. However, Doug was quite sarcastic and cynical. In his cell-hotel-room...thing where the CIA kept Doug, was a TV. Doug watched a lot of TV, including film channels. One day, Doug was injected with a hormone to make him fly into a rage at the slightest provocation. Anything illogical or remotely frustrating caused Doug to spin wildly out of control. He escaped the film room and back to his cell, where Batman and Robin was playing on the TV. Doug, still under the effects of the drug, bore witness to the 'Bat Credit Card' scene. And something in him snapped. He began foaming at the mouth and screaming 'YOU BASTARDS! YOU GAVE MY HERO A BAT! CREDIT! CARD! I'LL FUCKING SNAP YOUR NECKS!' He stole a guard's gun and began shooting randomly, killing multiple CIA agents. Doug became a fugitive, and ran all the way back to his parents' house, where the drug wore off. But Doug was a changed man. In the years the CIA had him in their custody, Doug had aged and become more intelligent. Deciding that Doug was no longer his identity, he vowed to review the crappy things he had seen on his CIA TV, and much more (including Batman and Robin, which gave him an 'episode' later on), adopting the name 'The Nostalgia Critic', and using his new, CIA-trained powers for entertainment, not evil. The CIA did discover him at one point, and they recruited The Angry Video Game Nerd to assassinate the Critic, but the Critic survived, at which point the CIA just gave up and went on to very secretly sue Seth MacFarlane for American Dad!! The Critic still suffers 'episodes' from his CIA treatment. These 'episodes' can be seen here, here, here, here, here, and here.
The Nostalgia Critic will become Gordon FreemanEvident through the following: short hair, goatee and glasses for one. Also, he destroyed a DVD copy of The Neverending Story III with a crowbar, and sometimes he tends to lose his voice. Perhaps at a future review, he'd be at a rage so bad that he would lose his voice for good. After that, instead of watching shitty movies, he will move on to Theoretical Physics, go to MIT, and wind up working at Black Mesa after graduating.
The Critic will succumb to Alzheimer's when he's older
The Nostalgia Critic is a masochist.He's said himself that the only thing he'd get out of The Lost World is that he's a glutton for punishment.
The Critic is manic-depressiveIt would make sense. He can be heavily depressed, reasonably sane and mature, an excited little boy or completely batshit angry-crazy all in one episode.
The Critic used to have an Ultimatrix.Doug was given one in an attempt to give Ben more help. Unfortunately, it was even less stable than Ben's, and glitched. Thus, he has his own human form, but carries mental traits from his Apoplexian form and explosive powers from a Prypiatosian.
The Nostalgia Critic is a fictional god-being.That is to say, the Nostalgia Critic is a work of fiction, but exists in between the real world and fiction as a whole, as a God that transcends both fiction and reality. He has godlike control over all works of fiction, as long as they are crappy and he reviews them. This is where he gains his power. This also explains how the Critic survives life-threatening injury. He survives it if he wills himself to.
The Nostalgia Critic is Karkat Vantus in disguise as a human.They both cuss like sailors, they're prone to frequent and infantile fits of rage, and neither Karkat nor the Nostalgia Critic like very many people that much. Let's face it, Nostalgia Critic basically has the spoken equivalent of Karkat's constant allcaps rage. But why has Karkat dropped internet trolling to review movies? Because he wants to show us all how awful the movies and shows from our human childhoods really were.
Critic has bulimiaObsessed with his looks? Check. Low self-esteem? Check. Gets unneeded Hollywood Pudgy crap from Fan Dumb? Check. Eats a bizarre amount of food? Check. Vomits a lot and easily? Check. Has a skinny frame but slightly puffy cheeks? Check.
At some point in the future, the Critic will descend.He has Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence, but there's a time traveling Future!Critic running around. It's possible, some time before in THE FUTURE, before the seahorses take over, he is no longer needed to sustain the plot hole, so he returns to the physical world, but by then, it will be long after his character's existence as a protagonist has ended and he's only a secondary character.
The Nostalgia Critic has gone mad with powerThe Critic's time as the fabric of the universe itself made him a lot more confident and threatening, hence the eerie and sometimes outright terrifying depiction of him in The Review Must Go On. Time will tell whether this new aspect of him will stick, or how much he'll retain the humility learned as Donnie, but the Critic seems to be a lot more aware of who's running the show, and what he can do if things don't go his way.
Critic turning evil is the underlying storyline leading up to the fifth year anniversaryWe know Doug could never give up his Character Development boner, nor Rob for plot. We have everything he did in The Review Must Go On, maiming the cat in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, slip into creepy patriotism and Politically Incorrect Hero mode more times than you can count, acts like he Would Hurt a Child in The King and I and The Cat in the Hat, and even gets praise from the devil in the latter, something not even Ask That Guy could get.
Critic is going to pay hard for his violence towards EvilinaHe's being written by Doug "child abuse is the worst sound I can think of" Walker, Critic was like the sworn protector of kids before the reboot, and considering Evilina's relationship with her father, no way is he not going to find out eventually.
The Critic's coming back wrong is eventually going to turn out to be a Take That against the people who shrieked so loudly for him to come back after he earned his happy ending.With An Aesop about how sometimes it's better for a series to be canceled than to continue as a shell of itself.
Related to the above: The Writer is intentionally screwing The Critic for his manipulations in The Review Must Go OnBecause The Writer felt browbeaten into going back to the Nostalgia Critic, he decided to derail The Critic's Character Development as revenge.
Critic's world and the Demo Reel world are starting to collide.There's been a lot of “The Review Must Go On” references in the reboot, but the beginnings of “The Christmas Tree” and “The Wicker Man” homaged the beginning scene exactly, Critic is definitely getting crazier, Malcolm hits his crotch with the bat Rebecca used to kill the turkey, the Ethereal Choir from "The Dark Knights Begins Rising" keeps playing when he's abused or threatened, and most importantly, a miserable-looking Karl and Quinn are in the bar (that, as a bonus, is the same one Critic hallucinated in The Shining) at the end of the latter episode.
Critic's soul was left in the Plot Hole/PurgatoryAs people have pointed out, the Critic has been acting a lot more like a jerk in the recent run, and more violent than usual. It can be interpreted as Doug doing a Take That against the audience who demanded the Nostalgia Critic's return, but it can be said that something happened when the Critic was taken out of Purgatory. Rather, his soul is still in the Plot Hole while his body was sent into Purgatory. A similar thing happened in Supernatural, where Sam starts acting more violent and depraved because his soul was still in Hell while his body was on Earth without his soul. It is either this or...
The Critic's Past
The Nostalgia Critic was abandoned at the altar years ago.Years ago, The Nostalgia Critic as a young boy had overprotective parents who refused to let him watch movies. Every time he says he enjoyed or disliked something as a kid, he's referring to something a friend showed him. When he grew up, he met a woman who was an amateur movie critic. They began dating, and every week, they would watch a bad movie together, making jokes about how bad it was. Eventually, they decided to get married, but That Guy, the Critic's Evil Counterpart kills her on the wedding day, leaving the Critic at the altar. Now, the Critic is bitter, still not knowing what happened to his fiancee all those years ago. Even to this day, however, now having learned what a good movie is, he continues their Bad Movie tradition in the form of movie reviews.
Alternatively, he was raped.
The Critic has had a bad experience with holograms
His dad left at some point.And by that I mean Daddy Critic, not Daddy Walker. Think about it, other than the Abusive Parents talk which involved both of them, he's mentioned his Dad once and that was only a line in the commercials special about what he would think. Which could also serve as a reason why he's so attached to his mom, even though she's been established as being just as horrible.
The Nostalgia Critic's parents are the parents of the magic gun.There's no indication that they haven't tried to find another way of harnessing their dark god. Let's face it, they'd be seen as monsters by the Critic.
His parents spoiled him.To make up for their many, many shortcomings. He's mentioned begging them for anything he liked in a commercial, he loves Christmas (although still believes in Santa) but is never satisfied with his presents afterwards and they took him out for a nice meal whenever he got a A-.
The Other Guy spent most of time with nicer relatives of the family.We know from Critic liking his granddad that nice-ish relatives exist and even though The Other Guy is an asshole with problems (like being proud to admit he's the Critic's puppet master), he's still much calmer and more responsible than his brother. So while Critic as a kid was in a constantly bad environment, he had a better childhood.
Daddy Critic had a Hair-Trigger Temper.It would explain Critic's own childish temper tantrums, why he punished him so badly when he mouthed off once and why Critic clings to his mom (who in turn sounds like a Why Did You Make Me Hit You? kind of abuser).
Critic and Ask That Guy's parents wanted twins, but not two boys.Critic's pouted about growing up as a girl for a short time. Ask That Guy's complained about how dying with your parents would get them yelling at you to die more manly-like. Mommy and Daddy Glasses more than likely pushed them into the set gender roles when the boys didn't want to, thus setting them both up to be Sissy Villains.
He got attacked by a pedophile when he was little and is now repressing it.Let's look at what he's said and how he's acted in the past. He says defensively that he was an early bloomer, he's desperate for any kind of attention and has had a generally unsafe sex life for a very long time, he's complained about being ugly as a child (so would want someone to like him), his parents did the sensible thing for a change and taught him about stranger danger, he was curious enough in the commercials to call suspected pedophiles and didn't hang up despite being disgusted, and in Hook he assumes everyone has repressed childhood memories. Plus, it would fit the Adult Fear-laden/Hilariously Abusive Childhood angle he's always taken.
Ask That Guy With The Glasses, The Nostalgia Critic and/or Chester A. Bum
That Guy With the Glasses, The Nostalgia Critic(s) and Chester A. Bum are all clones......of Douglas Walker. The status of their clone progenitor is unknown. But in the TGWTG 'verse, perfect human cloning exists (see Linkara's X-Men #424 review). This explains why NC, CAB and TGWTG can all be seen in the same conversation and why NC keeps coming back even after being killed several times. Or maybe Optimus Prime just likes dying for him :)
The Nostalgia Critic, That Guy With The Glasses and Chester A Bum are all the same people.But of different time periods. In the near future, the Critic will review a movie so irredeemably bad it wil make the Garbage Pail Kids movie seem ''decent'' by comparison. He will lose his f*** ing mind and become That Guy With The Glasses. Later he'll realise how horrible a person he's become and jump off a cliff. When he wakes up his brain will be damaged and with no money becomes Chester A Bum. The Future Nostalgia Critic is when Chester A Bum finally gets his CHANGE! and will have enough money to get a therapist. Thus reverting to his old self
Ask That Guy is the Critic's biological father.It would explain why they look the same. For that matter, the Bum could be Ask That Guy's kid as well.
Ask that Guy, Chester A Bum and the Nostalgia Critic are (or were) split personalities.Specifically, of the original Doug Walker. In order to escape the abuse that life has given him, Mr Critic developed two different personalities. Ask that Guy essentially serves as an outlet for his more violent and disturbed actions, while the Nostalgia Critic provides an outlet for his cynicsm and Man Child behaviour. The original personality became Chester A Bum, who, thanks to the other two personalities diverting all the pain and rage, became happy all the time. However, several events would end up seperating the three. Ask that Guy became a more independent entity after selling his soul to the Devil, and gained the ability to gain a temporary physical form. This, combined with punches in time and hypertime destabilisation ended up fully seperating the three personalities. Now that the bonds are broken, their personalities have become more unstable.
Ask That Guy and Chester A Bum are future versions of the Critic, respectively.The Critic is already one big woobie, and more than a little psychotic. In one timeline, the Critic broke down into despair due to his miserable life, and lost his job. In order to deal with this, he ended up taking a bunch of drugs, and get himself a whole new personality. This is why Chester loves every movie, even Twilight. On the other side of Hypertime, he plain old broke, had a Heel-Face Turn and became Ask That Guy. Hence why Ask That Guy retains many character traits of the Nostalgia Critic, yet on a far more demented level. Both Chester and Ask That Guy have been sent back in time by the other Channel Awesome crew. They want to ensure that neither side becomes the Critic's future, by scaring the Nostalgia Critic straight. The "future Critic" is in fact an Alternate Universe version of the Critic, from a world where his parents were actually decent people. He's in charge of this whole operation, and is writing wrongs in various universes. He's also the Champion of his universe, and was one of the first to fight off Lord Vyce.
The Critic, Ask That Guy, and Chester A Bum are brothersBoth the Critic and Ask That Guy had a Hilariously Abusive Childhood, with several notable similarities. Chester also seems to have had a rather bizarre past (if his "I (insert joke here) once!" lines are any indication). I think they suffered the same terrible childhood together and just deal with it differently. Chester turned to drugs to forget his experiences, ending up as a homeless addict with so many confused memories that he honestly isn't sure what did and didn't happen to him any more. Critic chooses to wallow in self pity, becoming a Jerkass Woobie in the process, and takes his frustration out on nostalgic movies and TV shows as a way of rebelling against his own childhood (hating not on his own experiences, but the entertainment from the period that reminds him of it). He also subconsciously tries to retroactively ruin the childhoods of others out of jealousy, by tearing down their pleasant memories of the past. Ask That Guy...he quite simply went mad. Understandable, really. Also, all three of them kinda look alike.
Chester A Bum will one day review a movie that even he can't give a positive view.We know its possible-despite being the antithesis of the Caustic Critic, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 proved so bad that he was struggling to give it a positive review. Clearly there is a point where Chester has to admit "this is a bad movie." Given how bad Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 was, I shudder to think how bad this movie will be.
Critic & Chick
Nostalgia Critic and Nostalgia Chick are secret long lost twins!Just like He-Man and She-Ra! If they ever find out about it, then they are gonna be pissed.
Ma-Ti is actually a manifestation of The Nostalgia Critic's abused/abusive subconscious.His history clearly shows he has seen a lot of terrible cartoons on television, but it were his memories on Captain Planet that created this "unimaginary friend" based on the character Ma-Ti. He simply made him up just so he could torture him and suppress his thoughts on those crappy toons. When this guy, now known as Nostalgia Critic, finally found a way to express his opinion on those cartoons through the website, Ma-Ti saw this as a clean shot to get back at him for all the years of endless mind torture.
Ma-Ti left the Planeteers on less-than-amiable terms.If this troper had to guess, it involved being a Romantic Runner-Up, the matter of What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?, and/or the rest of the Planeteers Jumping Off the Slippery Slope at some point.
Ma-Ti will be brought back from the dead.However, he will Come Back Wrong, Horribly Wrong.
As part of the theory that the Nostalgia Critic is becoming mad with power, Black Lantern Ma-Ti will be what pushes him over the edge.Each time something bad happens to Ma-Ti, it usually foreshadows something big(and usually bad) will happen to the Nostalgia Critic. In the third anniversary Ma-Ti died, and the Nostalgia Critic began a plummet towards the Despair Event Horizon. In the fourth anniversary Ma-Ti became the Plot Hole, and the Nostalgia Critic became the universe. The final straw will come when someone(possibly a surviving General Zod who plans to use the power of the Black Lanterns to kill Ma-Ti) or something(possibly what's left of Spoony's black ring after Linkara merged his Black Lantern and clone selves). Seeing his friend twisted like this and out for his emotion-rich heart in Critic snapping. Also, the Nostalgia Critic likely doesn't know anything about Black Lanterns since he's not a major comic fan, which will likely result in his heart being ripped out. Instead of joining the Black Lantern Corps(though his body might for a brief minute), being in the afterlife will unlock power obtained from the Plot Hole, and blast away the undead Ma-Ti(or at least transport him away, possibly to form a Black Lantern army of other dead people the Nostalgia Critic has an emotional connection to him). Finally, a Black Lantern Ma-Ti yelling "HEART" while ripping them out is too good a pun not to use.
Rachel and Malcolm
Other Planeteers will appear.Malcolm can play Kwame and Rachel can play a brunette Linka (since she's more interesting than Gi)
The Devil and Evilina will team up with Mara Wilson at some point.
The reviews during "Nicolas Cage Month" will include subplots involving Rachel's departure and the arrival of her replacement.Its been revealed that Rachel is leaving Channel Awesome because she's moving back to her home state of California. Now, the way I see it, the first review on the 7th will be Rachel's final appearance as a cast member and will center around her being Put on a Bus, while the second review on the 21st will focus on the rest of the NC Cast finding a new girl to take her place. I didn't include the Editorials for the 14th and 28th because the Editorials are, for the most part, separate videos from the Nostalgia Critic's show.
Despite her moving away, Rachel will make a guest appearance every once in a while.You never know.
Hyper Fangirl isn't going to get what she wants.While she shouldn't anyway because stalking still isn't okay when it's female > male, but in Doug's vlog of “The Suitor”, he talks about how much he hates the “if I love you to a creepy extent then you'll love me back” cliché, and that he enjoys any show trying to prove how that's a bad idea.
Tamara, Malcolm and Rachel aren't real peopleAnd it's not like Critic's talking to nobody, but they exist just for him and when he needs them (for instance, they forced him to do The Lorax and they don't show up for the next two episodes, instead we get the ego-stroking he wants and that they just can't provide with a fangirl and Willy Wonka), Doug confirmed in the Disney Afternoon commentary that Critic treats them like toys which feeds into his need for power, Rachel left and hasn't been thought of since, he's had to put them in glasses to make them smarter, Tamara is literally there to be a more violent Satellite Love Interest, Kyle and Paw were confused when he talked to Rachel and Malcolm in the Les Misérables review, and as the reboot is teaming with "The Review Must Go On" references, it'd be more weird if something wasn't happening.
Douchey McNitpick is AutisticOr rather Douchey is one of those bastards that claim to have Asberger's on the net to gain sympathy while trolling.
Douchey McNitpick is why Death Is Cheap.Douchey exists solely to be a troll. Through Noodle Implements, he stole a Lazarus Pit. He modified it so that being dunked in it wouldn't make you insane. Whenever the Nostalgia Critic is killed or kills himself, Douchey throws him into the pit, thus resurrecting him- so he can troll some more. Alternatively, he is the Grim Reaper in disguise, and doesn't bother to keep him dead for the same reason.
Douchey McNitpick and John from The Room Movie Dot Com are related.They both look similar and both scream 'Noooooooo!' in a whiny voice while flailing wildly. They both also seem obsessive in nature (Douchey picking out every little mistake with the Nostalgia Critic and John defending Tommy Wiseau's image).
Roger, The Guardian Angel
God was being sarcastic when he told Roger angels couldn't be killed.Unfortunately, Roger didn't pick up on it and ended up the only killed angel.
Roger will come back and give Critic an epic What the Hell, Hero? speechHis last appearance was in Scooby-Doo, where he was pissed at the Critic for always making mistakes, but was also kind when it mattered, pushed him into taking a chance to make his life better and implied that he'd always be watching over him. Critic's practically given up on what he learned in that episode and beyond, and is now the devil's favorite. Roger must be wanting to smite his ass.
Melvin, Brother of the Joker
Melvin survived.After being "killed" at the charity drive, he simply went into hiding to avoid further vengeance for his suckitude. Plastic surgery fixed his scars, but to hide the rest of his features he took to wearing a mask. Now he torments Spoony as... Chuckles the Fucking Jester! Alternately, he was Chuckles first. Do you wanna know how he got those scars? Burton the Robot fired a laser at him while he was holding that CD in front of his face. As he runs off crying, you can see shards and quite a bit of blood coming from the area around his mouth.
Zack/Jack the Psycho Maniac
Zack the Psycho Maniac is NOT Zack the Lego Maniac.In "Revenge of the Commercials", the Nostalgia Critic believes that Zack the Lego Maniac grew up to be Zack the Psycho Maniac, a mad bomber who attacks him at the end of the episode. Despite this assumption, they are not the same person. Zack the Lego Maniac, as seen at the 7:08 mark, likely grew up to be a completely different psycho: DOCTOR INSANO!
The Nostalgia Critic tries to review the Star Wars Holiday Special every yearIt would explain why he didn't believe it existed until forced to review it. But it drives him mad every year, so Santa Christ has to wipe his memory every time.
The first two movies the Nostalgia Critic thought that Ma-Ti was talking about were...
NC and Spoony will do a camera-to-camera review of Highlander III: The SorcererTo mirror his crossover with Linkara.
The Critic will resolve his issues with Doug after reviewing Doug's 1st movie.Maybe reviewing the lackluster film based on the show he hates the most will help him get over his problems.
The Critic WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A CROSSOVER WITH NASHIn his commentary for the Simon Sez review, he said that he was planning on doing two more crossovers by the end of the year. He, then, made a gag about wanting to have a crossover with Nash in the Doug's First Movie review. This gag was foreshadowing for a future crossover review that he'll be having with Nash this year.
Linkara's cameo and Star Trek Month...He won't make one. There will be cameos from others. However, Linkara will be completely absent. However, the first Nostalgia Critic episode after that he'll interrupt complaining how the Nostalgia Critic cut him out, but NC will cut him off.
The Nostalgia Critic's final review will be the last movie before his cut-off point.What better way to end Doug's tenure as the Nostalgia Critic then with a movie that he considers the last bit of nostalgia for him?
The Nostalgia Critic will review Nostalgia.Come on! He's the Nostalgia Critic, it only makes sense that he reviews something that's in his name.
The Scooby Doo movie review will be the end on Nostalgia Critic... or is it?This is gonna be dated already by next week (written on 15th of August 2012), but... It is certainly played like an ending, the Star Trek homage, the existential crisis, Roger the Angel, Doug's comment when posting it on Facebook ("We've had our laughs, but as we all know, all good things must come to an end...") However! He has recently signed an exclusive content deal with Blip.tv, and To Boldly Flee is just around the corner. This could mean a Re Tool of the show after the special, or something we don't know.
The Nostalgia Critic's post-Flee Transformation into a Muppet is canon.While conceived as a Throw Away Gag for The Nostalgia Chick, Doug will embrace the Critic's new status as a Muppet as a way to bring back the critic for special events without really bringing back the critic.
The Nostalgia Critic will review The Angry Video Game Nerd Movie.And because of that they will have their biggest battle EVER
List possible reviews he will do in the future.
The holiday special worse than Eight Crazy Nights is…
Peter Soulless will return in the Critic's review of The Lorax.
None of the Lorax review was real.Instead, it was the Critic's Happy Place where Seuss movies weren't the Deal with the Devil (and the person who made the deal isn't getting tortured because of him), but Black Willy Wonka's master plan to get everyone reading the books again, and he himself isn't crazy or broken like he's been progressively getting, but could get on his high horse with no calling out. Because lookit, it's been established that he has hallucinations, Doug had confirmed just a little over a week beforehand that Critic was the bad guy and deserved every comeuppance, Tamara and Malcolm (the characters who had made him review it) weren't around, Lorax watching is in the middle of nowhere, the fangirl Take That was just meta, there were too many parallels to both the movie and the Chick's review not be making some kind of point, his speeches were backed with an Ominous Music Box Theme and both focus group guys had killed themselves previously.
The Christmas Special
The Christmas Special was Santa Christ's story.Think about it. He opened and closed the episode out like he was reading a story and the last time he was around, Critic accidentally went shooty-shooty. So why would he consider him to be anything more than a "dirty rotten bastard" who nobody would miss? And the other's grumpy-hate reactions at the end are strangely reminiscent of their whole "wanting him dead" thing for Kickassia note . True, this would prove that Santa Christ isn't all-knowing, not taking into account the Chick's childhood fucked her up good or the fact that Ask That Guy messed up his life happily on his own or even that Critic usually hates reviewing for making his life suck. It would also say that Santa Christ is slightly petty and indulges in grudge fantasies, but you can always take that as adding a bit more ambiguity to a Parody Sue. Everybody wins!
The Christmas Special was a dirty trick played by God.Why did he do it? Maybe he still felt bitter over the events of The Ten Commandments vs. The Prince of Egypt. Maybe he was punishing the Critic for letting Santa Claus die in his nostalgic commercial special. Maybe he's just a dick. The point is, God felt like making the Critic feel rotten, so he redirected his guardian angel's pathway to a random reality, possibly realities, where everything worked out for the TGWTG crew, and the guardian angel.
The God in Roger's alternate future is the Nostalgia CriticEven the Nostalgia Critic would've benefited from not existing. Of course, the present-Critic doesn't know about that.
Every single person on the site would have been benefited by the Nostalgia Critic's non-existence
Some things are far worse for people because of the Critic's non-existenceThis is going both off the above and the special:
Quebec convinced Alaska to withdraw from the U.S. and become a part of CanadaWhich is why Angry Joe had no qualms blowing it up along with the rest of Canada. It's also why he singled out Quebec.
The Christmas special was a massive Xanatos Gambit by Lord VyceLinkara may be the champion of this universe but sooner or later Vyce would have to deal with Doug. Given that the Critic can beat the Angry Video Game Nerd, the man who killed Bugs Bunny with his bare hands, Vyce likely knew that even his powers would be trumped by cartoon logic of that magnitude. So he created the special as an illusion, with two possible outcomes in mind. 1. It would completely break the Critic's will/and/or drive him to suicide, getting him out of Vyce's way. 2. To plant seeds of doubt in Doug's mind, as a contingency in case Linkara manged to defeat him. As the Critic has traveled in time before, Vyce's plan is that eventually the events of the special will get to him. In a fit of despair Doug will travel back and erase himself from existence. Without meeting the Critic Linkara will become the Corrupt Corporate Executive we saw in the special, never meeting Liz, Harvey or 90's kid or obtaining any of his equipment and powers, effectively undoing his defeat of Vyce. This will all culminate in the next anniversary special, where Vyce now rules our world, forcing Rob (Turned back into a Dinosaur as a punishment for opposing Vyce) and the Nerd will launch an effort to return the timeline to normal by trying to convince the Critic his life was worth living. The TGWTG crew will help or hinder them, as some will prefer their new lives and others will sell out to Vyce. Alternate Linkara will sell out to Vyce for profit, with Liz having to give him a "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight.
You're A Rotten, Dirty Bastard was a Test Of Character.Not for the Critic, but for Roger. You see, God decided to train Roger for the rigorous job of being an angel. Due to the fall of Satan, all angels need a morality test. Since God was pissed off at the Old Versus New: Ten Commandments video(he took it as the Critic not thinking he was badass), he used the Nostalgia Critic as his target. Roger was unaware that the reality he visited was a world that was already vastly different than our own, and the Nostalgia Critic's non-existence didn't have anything to do with it. It was purposely made deceptively worse than the regular world(Angry Joe is President Evil, Nostalgia Chick is a Stepford Smiler, Linkara is greedy...). And in that reality Roger was God's best friend, and a dead ringer for His replacement. Through this, Roger's greed and self-serving nature was exposed. The Big Bad in Suburban Knights is the ultimate fate of Roger-banished to the mortal plane as punishment. Alterations in personality are due to Roger being reincarnated over the centuries.
The Room Review
The seahorses are responsible for the disappearance of The Room reviewsYes, the Nostalgia Critic exposed the seahorses' intentions to Take Over the World, so naturally the seahorses had to make the video disappear. The disappearance of Obscurus Lupa's review is just the seahorses covering their tracks, and making sure everyone will blame server problems, overzealous lawyers, or other problems. But we're on to you, seahorses! Thanks to the Streisand Effect, lots of people are going to see that video anyway. Your diabolical schemes will never come to fruition!
The Room reviews were taken off because...
John from The Room Movie Dot Com will appear in Old VS. New: War Of The WorldsIt's been delayed thanks to The Room issue. Seeing as this video will require "Copyrighted Images" from TWO movies it's bound to piss off John, who just got a new job at War Of The Worlds Movies Dot Com. Perfect opportunity to eviscerate him again for The Room issue again.
The seahorses are able to conquer the world because...The world peace resulting from Critic's review of Zeus and Roxanne means there is no longer a need for any form of military. The seahorses will attack after a generation or so of peace.
The Room holds the secret to stopping the Seahorses.That's why even in their time the movie is banned. Wiseau was Obfuscating Stupidity, so no-one notices his fool-proof plan to defeating seahorses is in the movie's coding. He removed it because the seahorses were blackmailing him
The Seahorses are led by John from The Room Movie dot ComAnd The Room is outlawed in the future so that no one will slander Tommy Wiseau's beautiful existence by watching him.
The Seahorses are actually benevolent rulers.Hence why no-one has tried to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. The seahorses are peaceful rulers, and as such people have no problem with them. They were only after The Room because they have spent their time eliminating any bad movies. This is the reason why Future Critic created time travel-he needs to review them for his job.
Chuck Norris returns in Old vs. New: Ten Commandments vs. The Prince of EgyptAs Vengeful God. Not exactly happy that He chose love and peace God over badass God, and He and Mako still hasn't gotten over the Sidekicks review. He is also the father of Santa Christ and He's not pleased with fact that the Critic shot him in Kickassia.
Nostalgia Critic's gun is magic.The Nostalgia Critic was able to do things like kill Santa Christ and shoot at people in a video and nearly kill them. He could even kill an angel. It is more subtle than Linkara's magic gun but it has powers beyond comprehension.
Boomer...Will live. They can rebuild him. They have the technology.
General Zod will return for new videos around the holidays in 2011.Because of the Awesome!
Critic has a thing going on with Maven
Scatman Crothers will become the new MakoIn Raiders of the Story Arc: Transformers, NC mistaked Jazz's voice actor, the late Scatman Crothers, for Bill Cosby because of how he sounded. He then proceeded to dub Jazz's line with an impression of Cosby. Obviously, fans of Crothers won't take this joke lightly and give NC some harsh emails, like when he made fun of Mako's voice acting in TMNT.
Crossover/To Boldly Flee timeline theoryThe Maven's Count Chocula Review takes place after To Boldly Flee, considering the Critic's new Beetlejuice teleporting powers, but before the Chick's Cutthroat Island review, considering he is now a Muppet and talks to Chick again about succeeding him.
"Ma-Ti" was pissed off against Ted Turner because he chose China to represent Asia instead of India.
Future!Critic being able to build a time machine comes from his experience from merging with the universe.
The Demo Reel cast and studio will appear in the new episodes.* Unless Channel Awesome lost the studio Demo Reel was made in, the new episodes will take place there, so they can use the bigger space for more elaborate jokes.
What the Critic and Nerd were doing in TokyoWe all know that both of them were in Zettai Karen Children: Unlimited But what were they doing there?
Critic hates The Mask TAS because it dedicated an episode to bashing AnimaniacsIn his Son Of The Mask review, he takes a moment to insult and demean the animated series based on the original Mask film. Given his habit of fawning over Animaniacs, coupled with The Mask spending an entire episode insulting that very show…
There will be no Editorial on November 19th.Like the Les Miserables review, the ending of the latest Commercials Special features a cliffhanger to what the Critic's next review will be (Man of Steel). For those who remember, in between the Les Miserables and The Last Airbender reviews, we got a "Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got As Kids" instead of the usual Editorial because Doug was busy with the latter. So judging from all that, Doug will probably be so busy with the Man of Steel review, he won't have time for another Editorial and will instead just do another mini Top 11 countdown list.
Either in the middle or end of 2014, he'll have filled up the Big Lebowski jar to the topAnd he'll blow his money quickly.
If Malcolm had been the one that had to be replaced instead of Rachel, he would have been replaced by......Orlando Belisle Jr.
Chester A. Bum and Douchey McNitpick are......somehow related.