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To clarify, C-bombs were a throwaway gag in one strip, where they were said to be destructive Fat Man-size projectiles of Calvin's imagination. It stands to reason that a global war fought with these things would result in almost everything gaining life, sentience, and intelligence. Finn and Jake are the reincarnations of Calvin and Hobbes, and share their dynamic. Because of the fact that no other residents of Calvin's hometown have gone on, or at least haven't appeared yet, Finn and Jake don't have any memories of a past life other than being friends and exploring the world around them. However, several people were {{Flanderization Flanderized}} from their pre-war personalities into magical and powerful beings: Marceline was probably an EmoTeen, who was cosmically retconned into being an actual vampire, her dad was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who ordered the C-bombings in the first place, Lumpy Space Princess was a spoiled teen experimenting with drugs, and so on.

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To clarify, C-bombs were a throwaway gag in one strip, where they were said to be destructive Fat Man-size projectiles of Calvin's imagination. It stands to reason that a global war fought with these things would result in almost everything gaining life, sentience, and intelligence. Finn and Jake are the reincarnations of Calvin and Hobbes, and share their dynamic. Because of the fact that no other residents of Calvin's hometown have gone on, or at least haven't appeared yet, Finn and Jake don't have any memories of a past life other than being friends and exploring the world around them. However, several people were {{Flanderization Flanderized}} [[Flanderisation flanderized]] from their pre-war personalities into magical and powerful beings: Marceline was probably an EmoTeen, who was cosmically retconned into being an actual vampire, her dad was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who ordered the C-bombings in the first place, Lumpy Space Princess was a spoiled teen experimenting with drugs, and so on.



Instead of prohibiting illegal substances as intended, drug usage increased to [[UpToEleven wild proportions]]. It got to the point where nobody is experiencing reality, but rather everyone is experiencing one huge MushroomSamba- the Land of Ooo. The war got its name because the primary drug was hallucinogenic mushrooms.

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Instead of prohibiting illegal substances as intended, drug usage increased to [[UpToEleven wild proportions]]. It got to the point where nobody is experiencing reality, but rather everyone is experiencing one huge MushroomSamba- the Land of Ooo. The war got its name because the primary drug was [[GRatedDrugs hallucinogenic mushrooms.
mushrooms]].



Pen has said that the Land of Ooo is the way it is because of a combination of an apocalyptic war and the return of magic. One notable thing we learn in "Holly Jolly Secrets" is that before discovering the crown, Simon Petrikov didn't believe in the supernatural, meaning magic was at least mostly unheard of at the time. So we have a case of magic entering the world, giving a random man super-human powers, driving him mad so he abuses those powers, and all of this happening shortly before a ''civilization-destroying (probably nuclear) war''. Perhaps magic slowly leaked into the world, building over time, creating more and more people like Simon. They would have wreaked havoc on the planet, and the rest of humanity would have united to try to stop them, creating a global war of sane muggles versus mad wizards. The world's governments eventually used nukes in an act of desperation, inadvertently wiping out most of humanity. But the magic continued to leak into the world, so by the time the few survivors had rebuilt, it had completely reshaped them and the place they lived in into the Ooo we know now.

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Pen has said that the Land of Ooo is the way it is because of a combination of an apocalyptic war and the return of magic. One notable thing we learn in "Holly Jolly Secrets" is that before discovering the crown, Simon Petrikov didn't believe in the supernatural, supernatural- meaning magic was at least mostly unheard of at the time. So we have a strong case of magic entering the world, giving a random man super-human powers, driving him mad so he abuses those powers, and all of this happening shortly before a ''civilization-destroying (probably nuclear) war''. Perhaps magic slowly leaked into the world, building over time, creating more and more people like Simon. They would have wreaked havoc on the planet, and the rest of humanity would have united to try to stop them, creating a global war of sane muggles {{Muggles}} versus mad wizards. The world's governments eventually used nukes in an act of desperation, inadvertently wiping out most of humanity. But the magic continued to leak into the world, so by the time the few rest of the survivors had rebuilt, it had completely reshaped them and the place they lived in into became the Ooo we know now.


To clarify, C-bombs were a throwaway gag in one strip, where they were said to be destructive Fat Man-size projectiles of Calvin's imagination. It stands to reason that a global war fought with these things would result in almost everything gaining life, sentience, and intelligence. Finn and Jake are the reincarnations of Calvin and Hobbes, and share their dynamic. Because of the fact that no other residents of Calvin's hometown have gone on, or at least haven't appeared yet, Finn and Jake don't have any memories of a past life other than being friends and exploring the world around them. However, several people were [[Flanderization Flanderized]] from their pre-war personalities into magical and powerful beings: Marceline was probably an EmoTeen who was cosmically retconned into being an actual vampire, her dad was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who ordered the C-bombings in the first place, Lumpy Space Princess was a spoiled teen experimenting with drugs, and so on.

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To clarify, C-bombs were a throwaway gag in one strip, where they were said to be destructive Fat Man-size projectiles of Calvin's imagination. It stands to reason that a global war fought with these things would result in almost everything gaining life, sentience, and intelligence. Finn and Jake are the reincarnations of Calvin and Hobbes, and share their dynamic. Because of the fact that no other residents of Calvin's hometown have gone on, or at least haven't appeared yet, Finn and Jake don't have any memories of a past life other than being friends and exploring the world around them. However, several people were [[Flanderization Flanderized]] {{Flanderization Flanderized}} from their pre-war personalities into magical and powerful beings: Marceline was probably an EmoTeen EmoTeen, who was cosmically retconned into being an actual vampire, her dad was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who ordered the C-bombings in the first place, Lumpy Space Princess was a spoiled teen experimenting with drugs, and so on.


[[WMG: The Great Mushroom War put the WHOLE UNIVERSE on drugs.]]

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[[WMG: The Great Mushroom War indirectly put the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs WHOLE UNIVERSE UNIVERSE]] on drugs.]]


[[WMG: The Mushroom War takes place during the events of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and both series have connections with other CartoonNetwork shows]]

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[[WMG: The Mushroom War takes place during the events of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and both series have connections with other CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork shows]]


[[WMG: The Mushroom War takes place during the events of Samurai Jack, and both series have connections with other Cartoon Network shows]]

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[[WMG: The Mushroom War takes place during the events of Samurai Jack, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and both series have connections with other Cartoon Network CartoonNetwork shows]]


* Further supported in the mini-series ''Stakes'' where in a flashback (Episode 2:''Everything Stays'' where after the Mushroom War the [[spoiler: surviving humans]] pass along their culture by singing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15mU4FADgYY ''According to Our New Arrival'']] from the 1985-1990 sitcom MrBelvedere.

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* Further supported in the mini-series ''Stakes'' where in a flashback (Episode 2:''Everything Stays'' where after the Mushroom War the [[spoiler: surviving humans]] pass along their culture by singing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15mU4FADgYY ''According to Our New Arrival'']] from the 1985-1990 sitcom MrBelvedere.
''Series/MrBelvedere''.



*** And the theme songs from Series/MrBelvedere and Series/{{Cheers}} being sung by characters immediately post-war.

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*** And the theme songs from Series/MrBelvedere ''Series/MrBelvedere'' and Series/{{Cheers}} ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' being sung by characters immediately post-war.


[[WMG: The apocalyptic war was with the [[{{Mario}} Mushroom Kingdom]]]]

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[[WMG: The apocalyptic war was with the [[{{Mario}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mushroom Kingdom]]]]


* The Mushroom Bomb was based on [[spoiler:lumps?]] Huh...I guess that explained why Sweet P wasn't affected by the transformation.

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* The Mushroom Bomb was based on [[spoiler:lumps?]] Huh...I guess that explained why Sweet P wasn't affected by the transformation.transformation.

[[WMG: Homestar Runner takes place after the Mushroom War]]
One of the most common Homestar Runner WMG's is that the cartoons take place after some sort of apocalypse that caused the characters to mutate. Given that the Mushroom War caused any number of similar mutations, why not combine the two?

Honestly, there's not a single Homestar Runner character who wouldn't fit right into Adventure Time if the art style were slightly adjusted. Homestar Runner takes place in what's left of North America, the so-called "Free Country, USA," while the Land of Ooo is Europe. While the few maps of Ooo that we see are unrecognizable, some of the colonists from ''Islands'' (who left Ooo in ''Stakes'') spoke a Nordic language, implying that Northern Europe was part of the landmass that became Ooo.



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* Confirmed in Jake the dog. Congratulations, you win a cookie. *gives you a cookie*

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* What if... the Innocent Bystander was related to the Magic Man... what if he, or perhaps, she, was Margle? Or even worse, given that the Lich real-form is a Baby... what if the Lich was their son? Margle (and?) Magic Man tried to stop the Lich Bomb, only to fail, leading to the bomb killing Margle and perhaps possess the clostest, most vunerable living being nearby... their son. Cue [[TearJerker]]


The Lich existed long before the bomb went off, as a sort of death spirit. Whether he was always present or [[TheHeartless born out our self-destructive tendencies]] is unclear, but existed as a sentient being before the bomb went off. However, the Lich could never enter into the physical plane until it went off-maybe Death [[SealedEvilInACan kept the Lich restrained]], which explains why he was creeped out by him.

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The Lich existed long before the bomb went off, as a sort of death spirit. Whether he was always present or [[TheHeartless born out our self-destructive tendencies]] is unclear, but existed as a sentient being before the bomb went off. However, the Lich could never enter into the physical plane until it went off-maybe Death [[SealedEvilInACan kept the Lich restrained]], which explains why he was creeped out by him.
him. Presumably they used the Enchiridion.




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* The comet is the reason why TheMagicComesBack(assuming it doesn't hit exactly 1000 years). The Mushroom War was fighting about it



the crater is where the orginal mushroom core was. the inhabitants managed to create a crude mushroom bomb, which blew up the core.

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the crater is where the orginal mushroom core was. the inhabitants managed to create a crude mushroom bomb, which blew up the core.core.
* The Mushroom Bomb was based on [[spoiler:lumps?]] Huh...I guess that explained why Sweet P wasn't affected by the transformation.


* This Catalyst Comet "re-awakened" previous Catalyst Comets, letting them gain back their former power. [[OhCrap This included the green comet]], which went from "semi-sentient WMD" to "super-intelligent [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent mutant lich.]]"

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* This Catalyst Comet "re-awakened" previous Catalyst Comets, letting them gain back their former power. [[OhCrap This included the green comet]], which went from "semi-sentient WMD" to "super-intelligent [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent mutant lich.]]"]]"

[[WMG: mushroom is the 5th element]]
the crater is where the orginal mushroom core was. the inhabitants managed to create a crude mushroom bomb, which blew up the core.


In the Farmworld Timeline where the regular version of the Lich existed, Simon made a HeroicSacrifice to stop the bomb. One wonders why he didn't try it in the main universe, however that may be because ''someone else did so.'' Given Lich!Jake didn't seem to have the regular version's magical powers(pyrokinesis, telepathy and [[MindRape mind-raping]]), it could be inferred that a wizard or magical person decided to step in and stop it-why he didn't let Simon do so was because he saw that he'd be important in healing the rest of the world/stopping him if this fails(which proved to be a really good call in "Mortal Recoil.") [[ForegoneConclusion This backfired, BIG TIME.]] [[FridgeHorror Of course]], this makes the Lich even more horrific--a would-be hero who tried to save the world [[FaceMonsterTurn warped and defected]] into an undying monster of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extreme cunning]] and [[OmnicidalManiac malice]]. [[TearJerker Grod help whatever's left of him]], [[AndIMustScream especially if there's a lot of it.]]

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In the Farmworld Timeline where the regular version of the Lich existed, Simon made a HeroicSacrifice to stop the bomb. One wonders why he didn't try it in the main universe, however that may be because ''someone else did so.'' Given Lich!Jake didn't seem to have the regular version's magical powers(pyrokinesis, telepathy and [[MindRape mind-raping]]), it could be inferred that a wizard or magical person decided to step in and stop it-why he didn't let Simon do so was because he saw that he'd be important in healing the rest of the world/stopping him if this fails(which proved to be a really good call in "Mortal Recoil.") [[ForegoneConclusion This backfired, BIG TIME.]] [[FridgeHorror Of course]], this makes the Lich even more horrific--a would-be hero who tried to save the world [[FaceMonsterTurn warped and defected]] into an undying monster of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extreme cunning]] cunning and [[OmnicidalManiac malice]]. [[TearJerker Grod help whatever's left of him]], [[AndIMustScream especially if there's a lot of it.]]



The Lich's Lair appears to be where we was born, given the same dilapidated subway was seen in the Farmworld Timeline with the Mushroom Bomb. It's a power source for the Lich, remains energetic even after 1000 years, and the Lich used it [[DemonicPossession to possess PB]] when she fell in it. The Well of Power is the exact point on Earth where whoever was hit by the Bomb in this timeline was mutated into the Lich, and acts as [[SoulJar his heart.]] Since the Well is also [[AchillesHeel the one vulnerable spot the Lich has]], he made sure to protect it with skeleton guards. If that didn't work, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy the Lich had a set detonators]]-the Lair would collapse whenever somebody tried to destroy the well, killing everyone else while simply burying the Well for the Lich to make a better fortress around it later.

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The Lich's Lair appears to be where we was born, given the same dilapidated subway was seen in the Farmworld Timeline with the Mushroom Bomb. It's a power source for the Lich, remains energetic even after 1000 years, and the Lich used it [[DemonicPossession to possess PB]] when she fell in it. The Well of Power is the exact point on Earth where whoever was hit by the Bomb in this timeline was mutated into the Lich, and acts as [[SoulJar his heart.]] Since the Well is also [[AchillesHeel the one vulnerable spot the Lich has]], he made sure to protect it with skeleton guards. If that didn't work, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy the Lich had a set detonators]]-the detonators-the Lair would collapse whenever somebody tried to destroy the well, killing everyone else while simply burying the Well for the Lich to make a better fortress around it later.


[[WMG: The Ice King caused the conflict in {{Battlefield 2142}} and the Great Mushroom War.]]

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[[WMG: The Ice King caused the conflict in {{Battlefield 2142}} ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' and the Great Mushroom War.]]

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