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The Men in Black made this movie to soften our detection of MiB agents
  • The movie Men in Black (followed by Men in Black: The Series) not only softens our detection of MiB agents, but makes them easier to blending in. This allows them to neutralize us easier and prevent them from being known by everyone as they are now considered by ever single person, a piece of fiction.
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  • Additional Notes: The other reason for recording their massive cases out into the public is because it's their visual records, with the written ones kept in their files and database.

MiB suits are self-cleaning.
  • It's a perfectly reasonable In-Universe explanation for why our favorite agents are covered head-to-toe in slime in one scene and clean as a whistle in the next.
    • It's more likely that they buy in bulk and keep a bunch of spares with them.
      • No, the first troper is right. "The last suit you'll ever wear" implies they only get one each.
      • J clearly had an oriental variation of the suit at the end of the first movie. So they clearly get more than one, and they're able to customize it to some degree (though most choose not to).
      • During the induction, Zed says "You will dress only in attire specially sanctioned by MIB special services", so it's fair to say this particular suit is also sanctioned.

Agent J and Will Smith's character from Independence Day are the same character
MIB 2, J mentions he'd defeated an alien invasion while K's memory was gone; obviously it was the one in Independence Day. When the aliens invaded, the MIB slipped several of its agents into the military as covert operatives. Agent J swapped out Jeff Goldblum's Macbook with an advanced MIB computer capable of hacking the aliens, and also switched the human atomic bomb with a more powerful explosive. Once the rubble had been rebuilt, the MIB used a massive neuralizer burst to make everyone forget..
  • Except the invaders were, as K said, 'the Backstreet Boys of the galaxy'. The aliens in Independence Day were hardly pushovers.
  • This WMG seems unlikely - that invasion left several cities (including New York) devastated and wreckage everywhere... but I'll still toss in that J had neuralized himself for the duration of the mission, which is why he doesn't seem like an MIB.

Agent J is a company morale experiment.
Conformity was actually starting to cause psychological stress among the rank and file. While everyone being individuals wasn't an option; having one person break up the monotony was an acceptable compromise. K insisted that he be effective regardless. He's basically the MIB's version of a novelty necktie.
  • Not likely. All of J's "non-conformity" in the first film can be chalked up to him being a rookie. In the second film, he is a lot more professional, compared to Agent T, who acted the same way J was acting in the first film. By the third film, he is as professional as K, if not as stuffie. K's grouchiness is based partly on his age, and partly on the events that happened at the launch site.
    • Furthermore, all of J's non-conformist behaviors in his agent screening process could actually be hints at qualities MIB was looking for in an agent. J knew to ask questions about why they were there where the other candidates simply followed orders. J knew to utilize his surroundings when the others muddled through the written portion. J knew to look for subtle signs of suspicious activity rather than superficially threatening traits in the shooting range.

The disc that "will replace the CD soon" was in fact the UMD.
The Men In Black aren't perfect.
  • Plus, nobody ever said that humans couldn't do it better. The smart phone might have revolutionized intergalactic data storage.
    • How do you know it's a human creation?

The disc that "will replace the CD soon" was in fact the data storage device for a bond algorithm that allows banks to effectively use invested money and bring their clients a higher rate of return, and will have been introduced at the next depression-climb.
Wrong sort of CD, sport.

Hannah Montana and family are aliens
Hannah's mundane alter-ego Miley Stewart is, in fact, a ruse to draw speculation away from that fact. In order to maintain the charade, MiB had to track down and neuralize anyone and everyone who had seen her blow her cover in Tennessee.

The Men in Black is either part of, or works alongside with, the SCP Foundation.
Secretive, hyper-powerful organizations whose primary purpose is to police the planet of the strange, the unusual, and the dangerous, and to keep the peace by suppressing knowledge of their existence? Too coincidental.
  • Not to mention that both organizations love to make extensive use of Laser-Guided Amnesia to silence witnesses.
  • Interestingly, both organizations are international, and are so secretive that they do not serve any government.

The MIB are the American branch of the Torchwood Institute.
Both organisations reverse engineer alien technology, defend the earth from alien invasions, have the ability to perform Laser-Guided Amnesia, and function under the philosophy of "if it's alien, it's ours."
  • Alternatively, MIB is Torchwood Four, the missing one.
  • Problem is that Torchwood was devoted to the British Empire until The Oughties, there would not be an American branch.
    • Another problem: their philosophies don't match up very well. MIB has no problem coexisting with aliens as long as they stay secret. Torchwood is more interested in seizing the tech by force- at first, anyway.

Anne Heche is being monitored by the MIB.
And she's used in training videos: "What Happens When an Alien Encounters Earth Drugs and Accidentally Reveals Their True Identity".

Fonzie was an MIB agent at one point
He was agent Aaay.
  • May not a lame pun. His name was Arthur Fonzarelli. And he did have almost supernatural powers at times.
  • And he fought Mork!

The MIB eventually evolved into Section 31.
They exist outside of the Federation to protect it's citizens from any outside attacks and strives to protect the Federation's interests at all costs. And like MIB, people hardly know they exist.
  • They also look good in black.

MiB suits are actually high tech armor
We see Agent J getting tossed around alot, stuff that would shatter his spine or at least break ribs. J just shrugs it off. My conclusion is that the MiB suit contains an inertia dampener and probably anti-energy weapon/bullet resistant armor. Still there is quite a lot that can penetrate the suit, so they don't tell the new guy, to prevent delusions of invulnerability.

Agent K is Agent Phil Coulson's father.
First off, Marvel owns both franchises. Second off, they're both badass agents who dress in suits, both work for secret government agencies, and neither bat an eyelash at aliens or alien technology. We also know that Agent K was married, but never whether or not he had any kids. Not that much of a stretch, is it?

Star Wars is based on real events
The first movie had an off-hand reference to Corellians. The third film had an Arcanian, which is also Star Wars race. Finally, the original movie showed George Lucas to be one of the undercover aliens - he probably wrote Star Wars as a fictitious story, involving actual places and customs he was familiar with.
  • Which would explain the "inaccuracies" between the original trilogy, the Special Edition, and the latest DVD release. And also the Expanded Universe.
  • The aliens in the first movie whose baby K and J help deliver could be Nautolans (Kit Fisto's species) or a closely-related species. The brown color and tentacles for limbs instead of humanlike arms and legs could be baby traits that go away with adulthood. Here's someone else who noticed the resemblance.

The Cephalopod Jay chased down was not working for the Bugs, but some other race thriving on destruction.
"There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet."

Butters was mistaken at one point to be a Ballchinian.

9/11 was another covered-up alien event
But it was just as horrible and sad in the MIB universe as it was in Real Life. It was the MIB's biggest loss of human life in one shot.

The Neuralizers attract people
Everyone is always standing in front of the MI Bs in a neat group. There's a function built in that makes people naturally curious and the MI Bs activate it before they neuralize them to get them into an easy-to-flash group.

The Chinese branch of MIB...
Doesn't use letter-based names. Instead, they're all named Agents Wang, Li, Zhang, and Chen. In Real Life, those names account for a quarter of China's population, and would serve as unremarkable monikers.
  • It might work in the field, like how modern CIA could use John, Jack, Mary, and Jane but how do they speck to each other at their base?

Neuralizer uses are logged.
Every time a Neuralizer is used, the details of when, where and who used it is sent to MIB's database for records. It would help prevent agents from abusing it, and in the event someone would need to be Deneuralized, you could easily bring up the details. It would also explain why K's Neuralizer has a dial-up modem in 1969.

Someone in the crew is into vorarephilia.
In nearly all three movies, someone gets wolfed down by an alien or the film's antagonist. For example, in the first film, the real Edgar is devoured by the alien giant cockroach and then his skin is used as a costume, a thug is eaten by Serleena in the second movie (though he's later spat out), and in the third, another thing gets eaten. Seems like more than a coincidence, doesn't it?
  • Lol, that explains so much.

"They're beautiful, aren't they? the stars?"
The phrase "They're beautiful, aren't they? The stars?" is a code phrase MIB agents use when they want to retire from MIB.

The MIB are undercover fairies from Artemis Fowl.
The similarities are too hard to not notice. Fairies mind wipe and the MIB neuralyzes. Perhaps MIB is a branch of LEP that deals with aliens and other species of fairies that are not part of the main 8 families, sort of like section 8.

Agent Kay orchestrated the events of Captain America: The First Avenger
He did so under the assumed identity of Colonel Phillips while travelling back in time to 1942. He convinced Dr. Abraham Erskine, an alien who lived in the days before MiB, to use his advanced alien technology help him create a super soldier for SHIELD in the present day in the program that Steve Rodgers would eventually enroll in. After Captain Rodgers crashed the plane into the ice, Kay put him in suspended animation (using technology confuscated from the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) to keep him alive before putting him back for SHIELD to find in 2011.

The giant alien playing with the marbles at the end is God
  • The marble was (according to the script) meant to hold our entire Universe, not just our galaxy as it appears in the final product. So maybe the marbles are all the universes God created and he plays with them from time to time.

The correct response to the shooting range test wasn't to shoot the little girl, it was to not shoot anybody.
J's argument that the girl seemed suspicious because she was carrying quantum physics textbooks and hanging out in a dark alleyway wouldn't be sufficient justification to shoot somebody in real life. He failed the test just like all the other applicants, but was chosen anyway since he only shot a single person and demonstrated he put at least a little thought into his actions, making him the least bad choice.