- So the "High School Musical" in the third movie was the equivalent of a theater instructor in our world putting on a show called "Senior Year: Tampons and Wet Dreams"? Darbus is edgy.
- More like "Senior Year: Zits and Dandruff." Still gross but not as risque.
- This entry is now headcanon!
- Maybe, because Troy and Gabriella will give birth to a Physical God of tween pop music, who will sing a sappy pop ballad that ends the world.
He's a really, really femme guy, but that has nothing to do with his orientation. This is why he's able to have so much Ho Yay with Chad while also being in relationships with Martha and Kelsi.
He couldn't read the basketball team's shirts, not because he was written as a Dumb Blonde in the first film, but because he has a learning disability.
- This would make more sense than him suddenly graduating from Dumb Blonde to being an actually pretty clever kid come the next two movies. Seconded.
Simply put, Troy's part in Breaking Free is high, even for a tenor, and at times he's singing the same notes as Gabriella. Not the same notes an octave apart, like Marius and Cosette. The same notes in the same octave. (And around B4, for anyone who knows music) Could this mean the musical was actually written for two women, and Ms. Darbus edited it to appease the Moral Guardians of Albuquerque?
- The effects of the song magic seem to get stronger throughout each movie. In the prelude, it's just Troy and Gabriella unexpectedly being able to sing, and in the first movie the effects are limited to spontaneous musical numbers and perfect unrehearsed choreography and lyrics. But by the third movie, Troy can use a musical number to make his team win the basketball game, and we see the song magic being used to create illusions/conjurations (in the junkyard scene) and manipulate gravity and/or fold space (in "Scream"). Not to mention that each movie shows larger numbers of people getting pulled into specific musical numbers.
- People don't seem to be aware of the existence of the song magic. Nobody really comments on it or studies it, and people talk about singing and theater the same way they do in our world. It's as if the magic didn't exist until it shows up in these movies.
- Similarly, there are no societal or legal measures taken to react to singer powers. No versebreakers to keep musical numbers from getting out of hand, no laws or regulations to stop Troy from using a performance-enhancing song to win the basketball game, nothing.