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One of the most enigmatic shots in the whole show.
The reason Banana Barbara says "There is no future" and that Elmore is being consumed by the Void is Gumball. His 13th Birthday is approaching, and if he turns into a teen, the world loses its Kid Hero and, thus, its reason for existing.
It's been demonstrated in several episodes, such as The Test, that Elmore quite intentionally keeps Gumball the center of attention and that he's the closest to the Fourth Wall and most able to influence it at all times. If the entire world just existed to give Kid Protagonist Gumball a backdrop to commit weirdness upon, a lot of things would start to make sense; his and Darwin's inability to have their voices drop permanently, even though others (such as Anais, who is not nearly as close to the center of attention) have no such problem, the Awesome Store's latest Deus ex Machina or MacGuffin always finding its way to the Wattersons somehow, and the Void's seeming refusal to erase or freeze Gumball even the one time he ended up there without any sort of protection.

He's the actual Center of the World. Without him, Elmore loses its integrity - but at the same time, this all hinges on him being a silly, over-excitable mischievous kid. Puberty could render him unfit for this role. So as soon as the world decided it had been delaying Gumball's puberty for too long, it was becoming too obvious he'd moved up a grade and already gone through 3 separate Halloween episodes... The World gave up and allowed his birthday to come. And because 13 years old Teen Gumball means no Kid Gumball, Elmore no longer has a purpose and is ceasing to exist. Rob was trying to prevent this outcome by turning Elmore into a different genre of animated series, one that can exist without with a Kid Hero, such as a Slice of Life School Soap like Brace Face, but since he failed, the Eve before Gumball's birthday marked the end of Elmore- And the end of the show.


If the movie is greenlit, it will most likely be entirely set on Gumball's 13th birthday and deal with him realizing that the world literally depends on him never being allowed to grow up and improve as a person - and still, he'll be refusing to back down and remain 12, instead trying to prove that him and Elmore DO still have a future and are still worth being remembered and watched, because growing up does NOT mean you have to stop being silly or stop being yourself and become boring. At the climax, he'll gain a slightly older-looking body, a different outfit and one of his older voice actors, and be officially a Teenager.

(And just when it looks like the world has accepted his answer and allowed Elmore to keep existing even with him being older now, it turns out the Kid Hero status has simply been transferred over to Darwin, and we end on another, slightly less worrying cliffhanger.)


The writers are starting to get tired of parts of the fandom not wanting The Amazing World of Gumball to end.
Ever since The Vegging which integrated their end of series wishes into background jokes, there has been a new unsubtle running gag that seeps through Season 6. The creators want the show to be over and they know people are fighting to keep it alive longer which led to certain moments. So we get a gag in The Shippening that has the writers pleading to stop writing this show because they declare they are out of material and even The Silence could be theorized as a massive very angry Take That! to the portion of the fandom that wants Season 7 with said episode coming off more as annoyed venting instead of its usual tone. There's even episodes that exist just to send off characters.

Gumball: What? You think you can just lock three people in a room and pressure them to keep coming up with gold? Eventually they'll start repeating material. I mean, what, you think you can just lock three people in a room and pressure them to keep coming up with gold? Eventually they'll start re-

Ben B. Holds contempt for the Furry community.
The show has made many jabs and meta references to things such as fanart, and it's never been in good lighting. For example, in a recent episode Darwin asked Gumball if he was looking himself up on the internet, to which Gumball reveals that he's been traumatized by the things people draw of him there. After a Gumball goes through a series of horror flashbacks of split-second clips of fanart, he shudders and questions out loud what kind of person would draw those things.

Another example would be in the episode "The Grades", where Ms. Simian and Principal Brown have this short exchange:

-Simian discusses finding out about something incriminating-

Brown: I'm not a Furry! I just wanted to see what I would look like with a tail, I swear!

Simian: What?! Is there anything else you're not telling me?

Rob is going to send the Watterson family, possibly all of Elmore, to the void by telling them about it
Since recovering his memory, Rob is currently the only one outside of the void who knows it exists: Darwin, Gumball, Molly, and Mr. Small all had their memories erased and Darwin and Gumball clearly weren't paying attention when Rob explained what happened to him. The world clearly considers keeping the void a secret a major priority: it tried to seal Gumball, Mr. Small, and Darwin in just for finding out, but once their memories were erased it let all of them go—even Janis and Molly. Their memories were also erased right after Gumball said they needed to tell the world, which Rob hasn't expressed any interest in—he cares more about his revenge (alternately, it didn't notice Rob left). But once Rob realizes anyone else knowing about it will be sent to the void, he could start telling people, even if it means going back there himself.

The void in...well..."The Void" saved the Wattersons from certain demise in "The Finale."
The void is a dimension of mistakes (or at least what it deems as such), retcons, disasters, and wiped memories. It's possible that it wiped the memories of the townsfolk moments before the attack (I.E. right as the camera cut off). Admittedly, there are a few holes in this, one of them being why the void didn't just take the Wattersons. If the universe (and the void by extension) is sentient, it likely spared the Wattersons and gave them a second chance since they were supposedly capable of living life like a normal family and weren't deemed mistakes. At least not yet. As a contingency, the Wattersons themselves retain memories of that episode (in "The Name", Gumball's subconscious maintains memories of episodes from seasons 2 and 1, some of which linked to The Finale) to prevent this incident from happening again. If Banana Barbara's final painting in "The Oracle" is of any indication, the events of "The Finale" are eventually repeated, and the Wattersons are put at risk of finally being consumed by the void.

Elmore, and, by extension, Marzipan City, are the logical conclusions of imaginary friends.
The worlds are, in fact, Imaginary Places, in which imaginary friends live, free from their human masters. As we can see, Imaginary Places:
  • are surreal;
  • host a population of largely different, sentient creatures that don't look like real things altogether;
  • screw with the Fourth Wall.
However, while Marzipan City is more or less simply a place that is carried by a titanic man, and blatantly broke the fourth wall, Elmore, while not breaking the fourth wall altogether, seems to think that it will keep exist if it will look like a show. So, what it does? It erases every character that did not have any importance in an "episode", does everything to keep the Status Quo, and can negate continuity.

For Shits & Giggles: Gumball is a nephew of Leo from VG Cats.
Their families both have retarded kitties.
Marvin Finklehimer is the red guy that won the academy award in the Family Guy cutaway when Peter admits to stuffing the ballot box.
The reason he's so old in The Amazing World of gumball could either be because the Family Guy episode happened much earlier (As well as the fact that the cutaway is supposed to be a flashback) or really good makeup artists. Compare Mr. Finklehimer with the creature in the bottom left corner: [1]
  • Mr. Finkleheimer is round though, the other creature is raindrop-shaped.
William communicates through telepathy...
...and Gumball and Darwin are simply too stupid to hear him.
  • That actually makes a lot of sense since he only came after Gumball and Darwin. If nobody could hear him, why didn't he come after anyone else too?
    • Because he was interested in becoming friends with them. He probably doesn't interact with a lot of the others (least in school.)
  • Confirmed in “The Spinoffs”.
Gumball is from the world of There she is!!.
Nicole and Richard just happen to be pro-Interspecies Romance
Darwin isn't a pet and really is Gumball and Anais' brother.
The family had him registered as a house pet to hide the fact that Nicole had an affair with a goldfish.
  • Wow.
  • No... just no.
  • Yeah, definitely not. Even if it was true, that would be monstrous.
  • Jossed. "The Origins" shows that Darwin actually was a pet goldfish.
Masami is secretly a lesbian.
Am I the only one who thinks that all of Masami's rainbow connections have know...deeper meaning? The way she was treating lady Gumball in "The Dress" was a little suggestive, especially the "I could fly you over" part. She's supposed to think she's better than everyone, so why is she worshipping this pretty new girl? And in "The Pressure", she might have been talking up boyfriends so much and trying to seem better than everyone so that she could hide her sexuality

  • I don't think so in the storm she's clearly in love with Alan.
  • She could also be bisexual though.

Elmore is not just a city.
It's a planet. FUCKING ELMORE STREAM. If it's supposed to be their universe's parody of YouTube, wouldn't that be the same for the entire planet? Only, they say Elmore is a city.This can only mean that Elmore is really a city-sized planet.
  • Jossed:
    • Nope, I'm afraid not. Look closely at the spine of the blue book. About Elmore Stream, it's possible that it's a city-specific section of a website similar to Youtube called Stream-It. Maybe the rest of the world is segregating Elmore because of how insanely weird it is, which could be a WMG in and of itself.
      • Ditto. In one episode Richard looks at a magazine that looks like TV Guide and you can see "" on one page (the link doesn't work btw).
    • Juke is explicitly stated to have come to Elmore from another continent.
    • Darwin references Mount Everest and the Pacific Ocean in "The Boombox".
    • Miss Simian mentions Christopher Columbus and the Salem Witch Trials by name in "The Pest".
    • In "The Signal", Darwin refers to a hat as looking "too Canadian".
    • In "The Points", Gumball threatens to tell "the President of the United States of America" about Tobias' trickery.

Gumball's Mom is apparently a very young mother who's in her 20's

So it all started when Gumball's Mom became pregnant by some guy during the age when she was in High School (possibly younger), she gave birth to Gumball. However, the guy didn't seem to last long with Gumball's mom, so he left her all alone to take care of her son. After she finished High School, she managed to get a job at the Rainbow Factory, which is a pretty good job to support the both of them. Later in life, Gumball's Mom met and married Gumball's Dad. Gumball's Dad and Gumball's little step-sister joined the family. Together, they currently live in a nice family home (along with Darwin).

The Evidence:

  • Gumball and his mom are blue cats, while Gumball's dad and sister are pink rabbits.
  • You could sense that Gumball's mom is in her 20s by just looking at how young she looks along with observing her personality.
  • There's a pretty big age difference with Gumball and his sister (8 years apart).
  • It's no surprise that Gumball's mom's first wedding dress seems to fit Gumball almost perfectly at age 12.....
  • For some reason, Gumball's mom was extremely angry when Gumball said "she 'chose' to have kids".
  • "The Gi" shows Nicole and Richard went to school together, meaning unless Richard was held back a lot they're around the same age. According to "The Laziest", Richard proved he was lazier than Lawrence in "the summer of '83"; assuming the show is set when episodes air that makes him at least 28, almost definitely older.
    • He's Richard. I'd be more surprised if he didn't get held back that long.
  • Maybe Richard was Nicole's fallback man meaning that after she became a single mother she got with Richard, not for financial assistance because we all see how useless Richard is, but for some companion consolement.
    • Jossed. In The Party episode, Richard mentions that he and Nicole were married for 20 years.
      • Simple, Richard is an idiot, so who's to say he didn't mean to say the word "4" instead of "40"
    • Also, "for some reason?" Nicole got mad because Gumball used a piss-poor argument to shirk his responsibility of returning the DVD.
      • Don't you fuddy the theory with your assumptions.
      • Out of simple curiosity, what does "piss-poor" mean?
      • Really, really bad. Like, "not even trying" levels of bad.
      • The gumball wiki clearly states her age as 42.
  • If this theory wasn't jossed before, it's definitely Jossed after "The Choices."

Everyone lives in The Land of Ooo.
Why the hell not?
  • Because Gumball's world is even weirder.
    • How do we know our Gumball isn't Princess Bubblegum's great-uncle Gumball?
  • Why not? Because the manager of the game store from "The Refund" is Meep from Phineas and Ferb.
    • Maybe it's in the Land of Aaa instead. Gumball could be a relative to Prince Gumball, counterpart to Princess Bubblegum.
The Amazing World of Gumball's universe takes place after Chowder.
  • Think about it. Gumball and Anais's father looks like one of Chowder and Panini's children, bunny ears and all. If this is true, it would make Gumball and Anais the grandchildren of Chowder and Panini. Not only that, a gumball is a candy, and Chowder's universe revolves around food. You know what else I've noticed? Some of Gumball's classmates are food, so this could mean something....
    • Also, Anais looks a lot like Panini.
      • Exactly. They have that same look.
    • Alex is a balloon. So maybe he's Mr. Fugu's descendant.
    • Also, in Chowder's world, there are many times where certain characters are rendered in CGI, and in Gumball, animation fluctuations are so common that any fluctuations nowadays are treated as normal. Also, Chowder's world has had many points where the world's properties border on the impossible, and Gumball's world has them too (ie. The Void).
  • Hi, this is the OP here. After seeing the episode with Grandma Jo-Jo, I'm pretty convinced that she is, indeed, Panini.
    • However, in a much more recent episode, we got to see Richard's father, who would be a stretch from being Chowder (he's a rat.) although in keeping the theory true, Jo-Jo herself could be one of Chowder and Panini's many children.
  • Or alternatively, Chowder could the future of it. A deconstructed and relatively disturbed future. Chowder could Gumball's possible descendent. It's been confirmed that chowder is "part rabbit and part cat". May I remind you to take a look at Gumball's parents. Besides, this could also mean that Penny, the shape shifting fairy, could be chowders ancestor and Gumball's possible wife. This could have resulted all of Gumball's dominant and recessive traits to be going in all directions, resulting in the species that is chowder....

Alternately, everyone lives on Living Island
Pufnstuf's just developed it a bit since the '70's.

"The Kiss" is a Lighter and Softer version of Regular Show's "Brain Eraser".
Excuse me if this is obvious, but their story-lines are so similar to each other.

Mr. Small is a refugee from The Problem Solverz.
  • Am I the only one who thinks that Mr. Small looks a lot like a Problem Solverz character? I guess he read the reviews, knew a sinking ship when he saw one, and decided to escape to the next door show.
    • I would like to mention that Tobias looks like a Problem Solverz character as well...
      • Really? I always thought that Tobias came from Lumpy Space.
      • He could be a mix of both. Who knows?
      • So, are you saying that Tobias is the result of a Lumpy Space Person doing it with a Problem Solverz character, or are you saying that Tobias is a Problem Solverz character who got bitten by a Lumpy Space Person?
      • I actually had another theory in mind: Tobias was originally from Lumpy Space. He gets bored and tries to find somewhere else to stay. He finds out that the Problem Solverz was being promoted 24/7, so he jumps in on the action by painting himself the appropriate colors for the show. After he realizes that the show wasn't really liked, he goes to another anticipating show, which is The Amazing World of Gumball. And the rest is history.
    • In "The Fraud" Mr. Small says he isn't from the US, leading some credence to this.
Carrie is a relative of High-Five Ghost.
  • Because why not. If Gumball and Anais are Chowder's grandkids, there's no reason why this can't also be true.
    • Although, it's gotta be noted that High-Five Ghost's extended family all have high-five hands sticking out of their hands. Carrie doesn't.
      • It's hidden under the hair.

William is a Patra/Eyesoar.
Seriously, just look at him! He looks exactly like the classic boss, especially the version from the TV series. How come no one has noticed this until now?

The Robinsons are Gorgs
  • Also, Why not?
    • I guess that could make sense, since they have kind of a Jim Henson vibe. They do look kind of like shaved gorgs, don't they?
    • I highly doubt this, Gorgs are over 20 feet tall, all fat, and have different noses, from the moment I first saw them I thought Squidward, the Bigheads, and the Don't You Put It In Your Mouth puppets poured their DNA into a magic pot and got someone to use Irken powers to turn it into a hideous mutant couple.
      • The only thing connecting Chowder and Gumball is the fact that Anais and Panini look vaguely similar, why couldn't the vague similarities apply to the Gorgs and the Robinsons?

The Amazing World of Gumball is an idealized form of Ink City.
Mainly, a world made up of variously animated characters who all live together in relative harmony, as opposed to the not-so-perfect society slowly being cobbled together in the City.

The Amazing World of Gumball takes place several years after There she is!!
  • After Doki and Nabi's struggle, people began to accept inter-species romances. First cats and rabbits was accepted, then dogs where allowed to love anyone they wanted. Soon after, paper, balloons, dinosaurs, donuts, goldfish, fish, brick walls, etc.
Darwin's story.
  • We know Darwin used to be the pet fish and he sprouted legs one day. Why? Gumball simply overfed him and fed him all sorts of junk food. Darwin then got too large for his fishbowl and had to grow limbs learn to breathe air and talk so he could adapt to his new environment. He is *Darwin* after all.
  • Or maybe because somewhere across their family they had a fish in it.
  • He's adopted.
    • Well of course. Virtually all family pets are technically adopted.
    • Only "virtually" all? Is this counting human slaves, 'cause otherwise I'm pretty sure ALL pets are technically adopted.

Tina and her father were once models.
That is, they started out as models of dinosaurs, on display in Elmore's museum. Just like everything else in Elmore, the dinosaur models came to life and became sentient, and were cast out of society after the resulting rampage.

The writers of The Amazing World of Gumball are Yaoi Fans.
Seriously, the amounts of Ho Yay between Gumball and Darwin that the show got away with is so astonishing that someone or some people have to be this.
  • I believe you.

Banana Joe is related to the smart banana who befriended IM Weasel
Apparently, the banana who befriended IM Weasel in "My Friend The Smart Banana" had a wife and kids. One of the kids grew up to be the mother or father of Banana Joe so that means.....Banana Joe's grandfather was a good friend of IM Weasel.
  • Alternatively they could be related to the banana aliens from rockos modern life.

Gumball only has a name that's weird because his dad named him
Richard seems to frequently fantasize about food-people, so naming his kid after a kind of candy is pretty much what you would expect.
  • Jossed by "The Name." Gumball is actually just a nickname, and his real name is Zac. He gets it legally changed to Gumball by the end of the episode.

Bobert is being used for scientific research.
A group of scientists created him to report on the behaviors on his classmates, the scientists want to know how an incredibly diverse group of children are able to co-exist peacefully. This also explains why Bobert has an Erase Memory button, when he is done with his reporting on Elmore Junior High, the scientists will erase his memory and start the expriment all over again and place him in another school to continue the research.

Gumball's mother (Nicole) is a workaholic.
We find this out in that episode "The Painting" she's probably got so used to providing for her children, adoptive son and good for nothing husband so much it felt normal to her, and when she had to all of the sudden stop her routine because of Principal Brown's recommendation it caused significant damage to her psyche and decided to go back to 7a.m-9a.m to 5p.m-7p.m lifestyle for her best.
  • Canon.

This show was recycled from its possible predessor "Chowder".
Chowder was pretty good when it first started but as the series got older it really didn't get all that stronger. It started to become very far-fetched and unrealistic to the point of which it became tasteless. That explains why the series ended so early, it was in the not bad but then again not very good category, that's why they didn't just all of a sudden end it like a lot of failed cartoon series. So they ended it very subtly with a movie, it was at least good enough for that. Then very soon after the series cancellation here comes Gumball with his cute little fangs. Even though this show is similar to "Chowder" it is a whole lot more realistic, come on now answer my question. Even if the creators of "Chowder didn't create "The Amazing World of Gumball" it is still recycled from the new classic we all know and love "Chowder". They couldn't just throw away Chowder completely.

Contradicting the The Amazing World of Gumball's universe takes place after Chowder theory this show takes place after Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
  • Imaginary friends don't age, am I correct? also humans exist in the Chowder universe and the Foster's universe so why aren't they here? Because in the Gumball universe; all humans finally became extinct just like wooly mammoths.
    • Scratch that, as of "The Sweaters", humans actually exist in Elmore... I can't believe it took them two seasons just to introduce some human characters.
      • The humans came from somewhere outside of Elmore, can't remember where. Perhaps Elmore doesn't allow them for some reason and this was an exception?

Alternatively: Foster's preceeds Chowder, which preceeds Gumball
We already know the theory about how Chowder preceeds Gumball, so I'll skip that. Imaginary friends formed their own society hundreds of years after Foster's. After hundreds more years, Chowder happened. In another part of the world, there's a land called Ooo. And, to add to the theory, 200 years before Foster's there was a young sailor named Flapjack.

Later in the series Gumball's and Penny's relationship will be put to a serious test.
Some really attractive boy or girl comes along and one of them will have to choose. Just like in some show when there are two really good friends who's friendship is eventually put to the test, it could happen to these two. Penny is Gumball's only real friend anyway. I said Penny because Darwin is his adoptive brother, even though he is a super good companion.
  • Somewhat confirmed in "The Flower".

One of the members in the help crew, even possibly the creator, has a freaky animal fetish.

Why else would you give anthropomorphic animals attractive human futures. Think of any other show that had anthropomorphic animals - do they have attractive human features like that? The cute faces are alright, but everything down there is somewhat suspicious, don't you think?

  • Y.. you're kidding, right?
  • What in the fuck are you talking about?
  • It would seem that this lies more with the troper than the work...
  • I believe you.
  • Lots of anthropomorphic animals throughout TV's history have been depicted as having sexually attractive features. But whatever the case may be, the characters in this show are not realistically proportioned. Some of their designs are almost cubist in nature, and as such, they are clearly not intended to be fetish material. The above troper is more likely drawn to their personalities and voices.

Bobert is a sly parody of Robot Jones.
He has two robot parents, he is studying the nature of organic... well, organisms, he is trying somewhat to fit in and not be a high tech bucket of bolts, and finally he has super strength. For those of you who watched Robot Jones or at least looked it up just now, does this sound any familiar to any of you.

Carrie is a Slave of the flesh.
Despite the fact that she is a spirit she surprisingly enough harbors the three sins of flesh which are Envy, Gluttony definitely enough and Lust; here's how.

Envy- Her desire for other people's things such as Gumball's body and little appreciation for what she has.

Gluttony- Her immense consumption of food to the point of waste. Remember that Gluttony isn't limited to just food and it has do with keep wanting more of anything.

Lust- Her desire to go on immoral eating binges. Let's not forget that Lust is doing anything immoral for the sake of physical pleasure not just immoral sexual acts.

Elmore is an alternate version of Springfield.
This is very possible by how Gumball's family is like the Simpsons and how almost everyone else is like citizens of Springfield. Like:

Gumball - Bart.

Nicole - Marge.

Richard - Homer.

Darwin - Milhouse.

Anais - Lisa or Maggie. (Most likely Lisa, because of the intelligence.)

And more.

  • I don't think so. That's how lots of fictional sitcom families are. Plus the creator has already established that the Watterson family is based upon his own family.
    • Sort of like how the Simpsons are based off of Matt Groening's family?

Carrie is Carrie White.
Kind of a stupid guess but it could be. She probably has gone emo after what happened to the prom (just see how the movie ended if you're not in the know). However, she was already kinda emo from the start (or just plain shy but not to be labeled emo yet).
  • Though I know that she's only a tween...she might be trying to start a whole new life in high school because everybody was so mean to her when she was alive.
  • Also, in 1984 she changed her last name to Krueger after she saw and thoroughly enjoyed a certain Wes Craven movie.

This show takes place in the '90s.
Think about it: The designs of the settings and vehicles. The fact that they have a retro TV stand - with fuzzy-looking programs - rather than a flatscreen (in which you also see a VHS tape labelled "Wrestling" at the top). In "The Secret," there's a scene where Gumball tries to prank-call Darwin by using a telephone booth. A telephone booth— you don't see those around much, anymore; also, the design of their house phone doesn't really look as updated as they do today. In "The Genius," Gumball discovers the Internet for the first time while trying to learn how to use a computer. I don't think having a computer was very common back in those times.And everyone's clothing look quite plain, compared to what you see middle schoolers wearing today. And to top it all off, the title logo looks like it's from a pixel-made video game.
  • That's what I thought back when Season 1 first premiered, but later seasons proved this wrong by showing more recent technology and using more references from the 21st century. Also, certain episodes actually show the year as being in the 2010s.
  • Jossed: I forget who, but someone involved with the show said it takes place in either/all of "1950, 1985, 2012, or 2098".
  • Also jossed in "The Refund" when Darwin says "Why is it called [the Ripley] 2000 anyway? It's not like it's the future anymore!"
  • Jossed in numerous episodes and "The Uploads," with the Elmore equivalent of Facebook and YouTube.
  • If you look closely at Tobias' report card in the episode "The Points" you can see the year written on it is 2015, implying that the show does take place in modern day.
  • There's an episode that shows what the show would be like if it aired in the 90s. It's called "The Test".
  • In "The Singing" Pluto mentions it was declassified as a planet so it takes place after 2006
  • Also, Nicole had a prom in 1980, and she's 38

Anais' genius; she actually got it from her dad
You may think it's absurd but do you know why such a guess? Because in the episode, "The Laziest" Richard was able to change the channel with his mind (or "unique abilities") like someone with ESP (or telekinesis for a more familiar term). It maybe merely an Ass Pull but nobody can do that unless they're really smart (I got that from Matilda by the way). The only reason that he is dimwitted all the time because he's probably autistic but not the bad kind.
  • Jossed on the statement supporting the WMG. The reason why Richard was able to seemingly paranormally change the channel is because as shown in the near end of the episode is because HE HAD THE REMOTE stuck up his ass, and the reason why he's able to manuever it without even looking at it is because all he does is laze around hold the remote and watch the T.V. He might be a lazy-ass remote whiz but that's just about as far as it goes.
  • Of course, it's not impossible that she got her intelligence from Richard's side of the family. Richard's mother seems fairly intelligent, despite being intensely overbearing.

Everyone is on drugs
Yep even the kids. Elmore is supposed to be a town full of guys who sell shrooms, crack, LSD and many more.
  • Dude seiously! There is absolutely NO evidence supporting this theory. Even more jossed in the sweaters there are humans! So no they aren't taking drugs.
  • Fear and Loathing in Elmore

Carrie's parents are witches/necromancers
How could Carrie be both a dead girl AND born a ghost? She was stillborn/miscarried, but her parents brought her spirit back.
  • But that means she was once a fetus, which is still technically a mortal creature, before she died.
  • If not jossed, made less likely as of "The Mirror." She's the child of a mortal man (who used a forbidden curse and eventually became the Snatcher) and a ghost woman. Which at least raises the possibility that someone can be born a ghost by being the offspring of another ghost.

Gumball will find himself, and get a sex change later in life.
The World of Gumball is the future of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, after a race war rose up between man and the toons for domination of Earth.
The toons won.

Gumball an Penny will eventually become an Official Couple.
  • Isn't this already true? They both share feelings for each other. They just haven't showed it in public. I think most of their classmates already know about Gumball and Penny.
    • If they weren't already, they're clearly a couple as of "The Shell".

Nicole makes a career selling vomit
Masami has been shown to be capable of vomiting rainbows. Misami's father owns the rainbow factory. Think about it.
Penny being curvier in later episodes is caused by puberty.
She is at that age.
  • They don't age
Larry keeps switching jobs because of Gumball and Darwin.
They keep getting him in trouble so he gets fired and has to find a new job.
  • If memory serves, this was confirmed as of the season 2 finale.
"The Authority" was supposed to air before "The Fridge."
It would explain Nicole's behavior. In the past, she was overly protective of the kids, but after seeing Grandma Jojo's parenting turn them lazy and helpless, she overcompensated in the wrong direction and tried to make them more competitive.

The Wattersons were Killed Off for Real as a result of "The Finale"
near the end of the episode an Angry Mob stormed the Wattersons home. They would so pissed at the stuff the family did over the series and the episode in question (Witch included two Kaijus let loose on Elmore and stuffing one of the characters in an envelope and folding it with the person inside and other horrible things in that episode alone.) By this point the citizens are convinced that the family as a whole has crossed the Moral Event Horizon and felt it necessary to kill them in cold vengeful blood (even the kids. but then again, they were responsible for most of the damage anyway). The episode ended short because it served as a Gory Description Shot.
  • For the record I know this WMG is a But Grimdark, but the way this episode presented itself and the town's mood makes me think that they wouldn't be let off so easily.
  • Jossed. the cut actually was an invoked Deus ex Machina that saved Gumball and has family from certain doom. and a Third season is on the way, so this episode would be in Negative Continuity.

Underneath her shell, Penny is a jackalope.
A Jackalope is a critter from North American myth. Basically, a rabbit with deer-like antlers. In Penny's case, she has antlers and pawed hands and feet sticking out of holes in her shell. If she was a deer, she would have hooves instead of toes.
  • Then why does she look like a peanut?
  • But that would defeat the joke behind her design. She is a female deer inside a peanut. In other words, she is a doe-nut. A jack-nut isn't as punny.
    • Female deer do not have antlers. This proves Penny is a boy hiding inside the peanut shell and Yaoi with Gumball ensues. (Is Penny Mr. Peanut's great-grandson?)
  • As of 10/9/2014, officially jossed. She is a shape-shifting rainbow fairy who changes form based on emotion, and only a kiss stabilized her.
World of TAWOG is a horribly distorted reality

It would explain what happened to the world in The Job. Basically, the world where Gumball lives is very weird and cartoonish. Richard eversed by having a job, raised the barto uncontrollable levels and thus, unknowingly he distorted everything in his path, for example, turning his wife into a blobulous puddle. If he did succeed to give pizza whole and unharmed....

  • Would the original author please unobfuscate this? The preceding paragraph makes little to no sense.

There will eventually be a Token Human character.
  • Confirmed in "The Sweaters", though so far they haven't reappeared.
    • I meant a recurring Token Human character, possibly as a background, minor or possibly major character.
      • Possibly true with Claire, depends on whether or not she's human, it's kind of hard to tell.

Nicole is a literal. SPAWN. OF SATAN.
I mean come on! The evidence is SO obvious! She is shown to have souls in her eyes. Can burn plastic through mind control. And even suck out someones LIFE FORCE.

In "The Allergy", Gumball gets his amazing reaction skills from none other than....
His mother....seems that Paintball War thing is starting to take affect on him.

Penny's family are really just Shapeshifting aliens that have come to Elmore to "fit" in

Gumball is based off of a religious family
I mean just think of it, Gumball's real name is Zach, Darwin is based off of Charles' Darwin for the own sake of being an evolved fish, right down to the fact that Richard and Anais are religious names.
  • This is kind of reaching. Besides, lots of modern names belonged to religious figures at one point or another. Michael, Gabriel, Luke, Matthew, David, Mary, Joseph, Mohammed, etc. And how is Nicole's name religious?

Gumball somewhat takes place in the world of Spliced!
The residents of Elmore are just not discovered experiments created by the mad scientist.

Richard used to be a high ranking general, and now suffers PTSD
In the episode "The Tape" Gumball and Darwin record a bunch of random skits. Towards the end of the episode, Darwin pretends to be a general, and is wearing a hat with a rabbit insignia on it. This is very unusual, and even stranger is the fact that in the very next cut he's wearing almost an identical hat, but with an eagle on it. So why would they own a hat like this, and why would it have a rabbit on it? Obviously, it used to belong to Richard. We've seen that although there are dozens of races in the show, traits are genetic to some degree i.e. children look at least somewhat like their parents (Banana Joe's parents are bananas, Tina's Dad is a t. rex, etc. etc.). This means that there likely are more people like them somewhere else in the world. From the bunny hat being owned we can infer that there's an entire race of pink rabbits in the world, and that in the near past they were aggressively militaristic. We see this bias towards rabbits being played out in many episodes, where other characters are needlessly cruel to Richard for no reason. For instance, in the episode where he tries to get a job, the automatic door won't let him through. In any other show, it would be a cartoony exaggeration, but in Elmore, everything can come to life, and this door is clearly biased against him. Ms. Simian as well seems to have it out for him and his children.

So why then, is he so dumb now? I propose that this is not a trait inherent to his personality, but the result of severe trauma, psychologically and physically. The idea of Richard as a military genius is supported by the intelligence of Anais, the only child that can be confirmed as definitely his offspring, and the Granny Jojo, who is obviously at least of average intellect. In addition, is it really reasonable that someone as driven as Nicole would waste her life with someone as lazy as Richard? At some point in the past he obviously was more attractive to someone like Nicole. Military benefits would also help explain how the Watterson's are able to support themselves, when only one of them actually works and the other one spends all his time eating up their money.

In their tongue, Nicole is dovahkiin... Dragonborn!
So Nicole is the Dragonborn of her time. Evidence to support this includes incredible stamina and durability, considerable strength and agility, the actual honest to god ability to breathe fire and being referred to as a 'bit of a dragon' by her husband... which was in fact right before she breathed fire. While speaking. Oh, and my personal favorite ability of hers: the ability to stare and growl a man's soul apart.

Season three will end with all of Elmore being sucked into the Void...
just like Banana Barbara's picture shows it will be. Except everyone and thing (including Elmore's weird sun, moon, and sky) being in the Void makes it so it's not any worse than outside (except they can't leave, which they probably weren't planning to anyway). Elmore will literally end up as the place for rejected cartoon characters it was originally thought up as.
  • This seems like it would be a plausible ending to season 3.
  • Turns out Rob didn't show up by the end of season 3, but then this theory just applies for whenever he does come back.
  • There's going to be an episode in season five about Elmore's relation to the outside world, which makes all of this significantly less likely.
  • Confirmed, as of the series finale.

Richard's father is a fish, and Darwin really is a Waterson.
All we know about Richard's father is that he left his family 42 years ago. Also, before you point out Richard should be half rabbit, half fish, that doesn't seem to be the case with genetics in the AWOG universe. Just look at Gumball and Anais, and you will see what I mean. Richard does have a part of fish DNA, which was what Darwin inherited from him. Also, notice how only Granny Jojo could possibly know about Richard's father (Richard hadn't been born yet), so when him and Nicole got a fish baby, they were understandably confused. At some point, they told Gumball a made up story about where Darwin came from (He was an ordinary fish, but one day he sprouted legs!). Darwin and Gumball are around the same age, so Gumball wouldn't remember Darwin's birth.
  • Jossed by the episode "The Signature." Richard's father, Frankie, is a rat.

Chronologically, Regular Show came first after the Great Mushroom War, which is why there are still humans. The Amazing World of Gumball comes next, as it features numerous talking objects in the same area. They were separated and eventually became the kingdoms in Adventure Time. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was the first kingdom and it had a policy of isolation to not directly affect the other areas in that time.

Sussie and her family are Vindaloovians

The reason Gumball and Darwin's voices switch in "The Kids" isn't because they will never age, it's because of the void.
The old voices were a mistake so they were switched and the old ones were sent to the void, hence why the same background appeared when they changed voices as appears in the void. This is further supported in "The Name" as Gumball's memories were dubbed over by the new voice actor, suggesting that he doesn't remember his old voice at all.

The Amazing World of Gumball is actually a reverse Moral Orel
What if the entire show is secretly a deconstruction of atheism? Elmore is actually a metaphor for a world where everyone is an atheist. The diversity of species in the show is a deconstruction of the theory of evolution. The "Your Life Doesn't Count" song and Darwin's name actually have a deeper meaning in regards to Elmore. Episodes such as the "The Question" and "The Void" are actually setting up darker themes that will later be explored in the show.

The Crossover in season 5 will be with Uncle Grandpa
Either Uncle Grandpa won't be seen as special in Elmore, as a lot of people there can do pretty much anything he can do, or almost everyone treats him like he's usually treated, with only Anais questioning what's so special about him.

Elmore is on a world that is part of a spacefaring civilization
And Elmore is basically New York for The Federation- nobody bats an eye at probably a thousand species living together, sapient helper droids with combat functions being sold in a Take That! Expy of the Apple store, for that matter practically everything being sapient, etc etc because it's a City of Adventure. Before anybody points out that starships are never mentioned in the show (it's WMG anyway), how many times does an average, city-dwelling First World person consider the trucking and shipping industries without it being some school or work assignment? Elmore is a fairly major city, just not the one that has the starport.

The events of The Signal were actually caused by Rob
This episode involved Gumball and Darwin's lives being ruined by glitches, nearly causing their friendship to fall apart as well as nearly killing them. Ever since the episode The Nobody, Rob's appearance has been changed to a glitchy version of himself, and has also sworn vengeance on the two for leaving him behind. What makes this theory make sense is that the glitches only seemed to be effecting Gumball and Darwin, as well as the glitchy effect being similar to Rob's new appearance. Perhaps somehow Rob became a Reality Warper.
  • And as for the ending, that was likely caused by the Void.

The characters will eventually discover that they're in a cartoon.
Possibly in the series finale.
  • Rob knows it and tells it to Gumball
The reason everything was glitching up in "The Signal" is because the universe/the Void was having a Logic Bomb over Rob.
Rob, like Molly, was in the Void, but escaped. Unlike Molly however, Rob got his memories back, and got upgraded into what could be considered a Big Bad, while Molly stayed a background extra. Now, Rob remembering was obviously a mistake, so the universe tried to send him to the Void... only for it to fail, because Rob now has a purpose; Be Gumball and Darwin's nemesis. But he still has his memories, so he needs to be erased, but he has a purpose, but he needs to be erased, but he has a purpose, etc. The universe eventually realized what was happening to Elmore, stopped trying to send Rob to the Void, and snapped back so Gumball and Darwin wouldn't realize they're in a cartoon.

There'll eventually be an episode called "The Musical".
It's Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • There was a musical, but it's called "The Singing"

the world is breaking down deliberately in order to transform Gumball and Darwin into different people. As new protagonists for the show.
The universe is doing everything internationally. From the very start, it has been warping Gumball and Darwin's lives so they look and sound different. Now it is breaking down, glitching up, and showing its true nature. The paranoia in their minds is what it needs. Elmore is going to break them, reshape them. We may not even notice when it happens...

Gumball and Nicole are actually demons taking the form of cats.
I don't really need to explain anything for Nicole. The evidence for Gumball being a demon is there too, though. For example, in the episode "The Triangle," you can see that the inside of Gumball is on fire and he speaks in a deep (possibly demonic?) voice in one part of the episode. In "The Return," Richard imagines his kids as demons (Gumball included.) I know the evidence for Gumball is weak, but considering his mom might be a demon, he may be one as well.

Rachel Wilson is in the void.
She'll have some involvement in the future episode where the void appears again.
  • Jossed? Teri mentions her in the rolecall of everyone who's ever kissed Darwin in "The Matchmaker". If she was in the Void, they wouldn't have remembered her, and she wouldn't of been mentioned.
    • This theory is Jossed for real in Darwins Yearbook, where it is revealed she went to college.

The upcoming crossover won't be with any of the other CN shows...
Instead, Gumball will cross paths with its Chinese knock-off Miracle Star.
  • Confirmed by leaked storyboards from "The Copycats".
  • Subverted. It's a Fake Crossover with parodies of the Miracle Star characters.
    • Jossed, actually. The crossover apparently involves Gumball and Darwin getting a backstage pass to the Awesome Store, but the two forget to close the door, leading their world to become contaminated into a massive crossover with other shows.

"The Rerun" will actually seem like a rerun of "The DVD"...
..Until it's not, and things get weird. And worse. And somehow the Gumballs (and maybe Darwins) of the past and present interact.
  • Jossed, it was a "rerun" of "The Disaster". Things did get worse, though.

The crossover is with...
Place your bets! The answer will be in bold.
  • Regular Show. I believe the characters could mesh really well, and while the current canon for RS hinders this a bit, it could always take place before the season 7 finale.
  • Steven Universe? Everything is alive in Elmore, what if the original Gems came from a jewelry store!? In all seriousness, if this happened I imagine it'd be like the above Uncle Grandpa theory- the Gems aren't special because cartoon physics and weird mythological monster children mean superpowers are commonplace.
    • Considering the reputations these shows have when it comes to songs, a musical number between the both of them would be amazing.
  • Chowder. Gumball is often seen as the Spiritual Successor to Chowder, so this would make perfect sense. The colorful cast and self-awareness of the two shows would blend perfectly.
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, As the Wattersons are trapped in the void, they come across Robot Jones, who has been there for years. Bonus points if there is some kind of interaction between him and Bobert.
  • Teen Titans Go!. Both shows are Adored by the Network to the point of hogging up much of the schedule, plus this would hold a number of potential opportunities, like yet another jab at the Titans (or even unexpected cameos by the original Titans?).

"The Rerun" is the crossover episode.
Gumball runs into at least one character from another Cartoon Network show while using the reality-warping remote.
  • Adding on to this, the reason it's called "The Rerun" and not "The Crossover" is because Gumball is (accidentally) inserting himself into something that already happened, ie, an episode that already aired, so it's a rerun of something else.
  • Jossed.

The end of "The Compilations" foreshadows Robs redemption in "The Rerun".
The episode felt a bit weird to stand on its own even by the show's standards, without a framing device or concise theme. However, it would serve well as the "rerun" setting of the titular episode, which continues from "The Disaster". After all, Rob was re-introduced confused and purposeless in "The Nobody"; he needs a reminder that nobody is a nobody.
  • Jossed? Gumball and Rob become friends, but Rob goes back into the past to fix everything, leaving him as the only one with memories of "The Rerun", and becomes Gumball's nemesis again.

Rob will eventually be Killed Off for Real
Due to Robs crossing of the Moral Event Horizon by using the reality warping remote it's possible this will bite him in the ass and have a recreation of the final scene of the Finale with the Wattersons and characters from other Cartoon Network shows and Adult Swim shows as part of the angry mob.
  • Jossed, thankfully.

The rest of the Fitzgeralds will eventually come out of their shells
They'll look similar to Penny but in different colors. Her sister would be pink, her mother would be red, and her father would be blue (my guess at least). And their shells would likely crack due to some mishap caused by the Wattersons.

If the name of the crossover isn't "The Crossover" outright, it will instead be named after something from the show it's crossing over with.
For example, a crossover with Steven Universe would be called "The Gem" or "The Temple", a crossover with Regular Show would be "The Park", a crossover We Bare Bears would be "The Bears", ect.

Gumball will meet his maker...literally.
The series has been upping the meta-humor in multiple episodes, such as Darwin screaming loud enough to break reality, and the events of The Disaster being caused by a remote. Eventually, whether it be as a regular episode or the finale, Gumball will eventually visit our reality and meet Ben Bocquelet, his creator (and maybe one of his voice actors).

"The Vision" will be a sequel to (or at least reference) "The Painting".
Come on, they have to bring back that plot point eventually.
  • Jossed.

Rocky is the byproduct of Ms. Robinson cheating.
He looks absolutely nothing like either parent and it would explain some of the escalation in violence between the Robinsons; additionally, it would explain from a biological standpoint why he is opposite in personality and estranged.

Sarah knows that she and everyone else is in a TV show.
In "The Fan" she does little things that suggest that she knows such as providing the music cue between scenes with her tape recorder and humming the closing credit theme, which Gumball doesn't recognize at all. The theory gets even more likely after "The Test" as she knows exactly what's going on when Tobias takes over as the main character and she doesn't seem very surprised when the world starts changing. She even calls it "the sitcom of our lives." Judging from her actions she either doesn't really care that she's in a TV show, or she likes it.
  • Similarly, Gumball is aware of this to an extent that's why he's so reckless and idiotic - he knows he can't get injured.

Banana Barbara's painting predicts the series finale.
The void the Wattersons are running from is caused by the show ending.

Penny is a Time Lady...
...and her shell is her TARDIS. C'mon, it had to happen sometime.

Larry is a Hive Mind

The episode "The Nobody" shows several Larrys walking by as Gumball lists the possible roles that Rob could take in Elmore, despite other episodes treating him as one character. While this could easily be written off as a one-off gag, it seems just as likely that their are multiple Larrys. As for how he's a Hive Mind? The episode "The Pizza" has Larry quit all of his jobs, causing the town to fall apart. This happens despite the Wattersons only bothering four of the Larrys, which means that the others are probably connected and were just as fed up as those four.

The series will go through an intentional Seasonal Rot
It is reported that Ben Bocquelet will be leaving the show after its sixth season (which is said to the last but there are rumors saying otherwise). Should it continue, it will go the route of post-movie SpongeBob, where some if not all of the episodes in season seven will be dumbed down in quality and the cast will do things out of character. Except considering how this show parodies cartoon elements, it will all be intentional.

There will be an episode that shows that even without the Watersons, the town would still have problems. Essentially it will be a Decontruction of the idea that kicking the Waterson's out will solve all the problems
The episode will start out with the Watersons winning a vacation to Hawaii for two weeks. At first things start out normal. With everyone happy the Watersons are away for while. Then after the first week. Due to Larry taking so much jobs. He realizes that he's rich since he doesn't have to pay for damages and buys a relatively nice house and takes a WEEK long nap. It then cuts to Penny finding a remote that the Awesome Store dropped and goes on a quest to get it back only to leave it behind after shrinking Hector down by accident leaving a human sized Hector to look at the destruction he caused unintentionally due to his size. Eventually it cuts to Mrs. Robinson being a dick to everyone before it cuts to her getting restraining orders. Eventually it cuts to Elmore in chaos because Larry quit all but one job due to being rich from not having to pay for the Waterson's damages since they're out of town. Due to Larry still having the job as the police force accountant the police manage to arrest the rioters. It cuts to the Watersons returning from vacation wondering where everyone is. Gumball who spots his classmates walking around Elmore bored because the power went out during the riot and asks what happened. Larry who's in a sports car replies with this:

Larry: [deadpan] What happened? Well I've learned that even if your family left Elmore. We'd still have problems. From most people having out of control abilities that can cause as much damage as you guys. There's also the fact that now I'm just the police's accountant due to being rich from having a lot of jobs which since I quit most of them cause society to break down and cause the residents to be in jail right now since they caused the damages instead of you guys. So in-short They have to do my old jobs if they want to get things done.

In "The Puppets", Gumball and Darwin based the personalities of the puppets on people they knew in real life.
Or at least, how they perceived those people back then.
  • Frank and Howdy are based on Richard and Nicole, respectively. They're always seen together, for one thing, and they way they sing to Darwin is reminiscent of parents trying to entertain an infant. Frank's similarities to Richard are very noticeable, seeing as he's the bigger and less competent of the two, and even has a similar-sounding voice. Howdy's similarities to Nicole are less obvious, but still there. Between her and Frank, she seems to be the one more in charge. And the way she snaps at Darwin out of nowhere ("You did it WRONG with that first cake!") is like a mother getting mad at her child for doing something they didn't realize was wrong.
  • Grady's inspiration is a little harder to pin down. He could be based on Mr. Robinson, considering how similar the two look (they're even both Perpetual Frowners.) Alternatively, he's based on a Stern Teacher that Gumball and Darwin had when they were young. (hence the name Grady.)

Rob was once Django Brown
It's more than just a coincidence that they have very similar hair and clothes. Django was seldom seen in his respective series and eventually got sucked into the void. However, he was later given a second life in an entirely new series as Rob, with no memory of his past incarnation. Unfortunately, History Repeats.

Sarah was a human before she knew Gumball and Darwin
She used to be a human like everyone else at Richwood High, but after she discovered them sometime during Season 1, she tries to be as weird as possible so she could turn into something else (the opposite of what happened to the Wattersons in "The Nuisance"). She turned into an ice cream cone because it's her favorite food (it also explains why she was eating one, though Anton eats sandwiches too and Idaho doesn't mind people eating potatoes next to him because they're different than him), and moved to Elmore Jr. High.

Tobias' sister Rachel is at a fancy boarding school

Gumball is secretly resented by his parents
In the show, he seems to be the one on the recieving end of their anger and disappointment the most compared to Darwin and Anais. He also is the one most likely to act out and do something stupid, not unlike Bart in his relationship to Homer and Marge. Could it be possible that as he was an unplanned pregnancy, Richard and Nicole sort of see him as the reason their lives got off track and bottle up? It would seem to make them beating him in "The Money" even more cruel than it already was.
  • Everything about this theory (with maybe the exception of the "unplanned pregnancy" part) is jossed in "The Choices."

The Rainbow Factory is an insurance company.
They sell insurance (symbolized by rainbows) to constituents willing to buy. How else do people's houses keep getting repaired so quickly given the numerous disasters occurring on an almost daily basis?

After all, if Rob stopped being Gumball's rival, he wouldn't have any reason to be on the show, right?

The Movie won't be just a movie, it will be the Big Damn Movie
And Series Finale.

At some point, Gumball will say or call someone "Motherwhatter"
Because he's already used just about every variation of the F-word with 'what' as a g-rated substitute already. And it's not like this show doesn't test the censors...

Darwin will end up like Carrie's father.
In other words, become the second Snatcher.

If The Movie does happen, it will act as an Internal Deconstruction.
Just like with Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show.
  • Elmore becoming sucked into The Void is likely because of the townsfolk being complete idiots. Deconstructing Adults Are Useless and (possibly) Took a Level in Dumbass. So for the idiocy, Elmore is now seen as a mistake.

The song in the Faith not only restored Alan's hope in humanity, it caused him to give up his world domination plans.
It essentially caused Alan to see that even if the world is dark, there is still hope, thus making him believe his world domination plans wouldn't actually help.
The original premise of "The Voice" had to do with William being a snitch
His description on the site (and Wikipedia) states that he is Ms Simian's snitch (since he looks like one from Harry Potter). But the show itself has no proof of this. My theory is that the original plot of the episode involved Gumball and Darwin getting in trouble many times. Simian lets slip that someone is telling on them. Gumball and Darwin think that whoever is doing it is mad at them, so the go around apologizing to everyone and eventually find out that William was the snitch. Because they could not understand him

"The Awkwardness" proves Gumball gets a happy ending eventually.
There are scenes that show Gumball and Penny getting married as well as one that shows them with Babies Ever After. Some have interpreted this to just be a gag, showing how awkward the situation was. While the show had a Downer Ending, this could be a Flash Forward proving that they get their happy ending eventually. Even if The Movie is never made, we could accept this as the canon ending even if we never find out how they got their happy ending.

Rachel will be the Big Bad of The Movie
The last episode ends with the very reality of Elmore falling apart. It appears that it's falling into The Void, although it's not all that clear. What we know is that The Void is where all the ideas that the universe deems boring or unnecessary go to, such as characters like Molly or Rob. And what's the one character that was deemed so unlikable she was just erased from the show? Rachel Wilson, the sister of Tobias who was just retconned out of existence. Now, this is something that has happened in TV shows before, with a character just up and disappearing. However, the notable thing about Gumball is that characters that are retconned out of existence have a place to go, The Void. It's possible that, someone that has been in The Void for a long time like Rachel might learn to harness the power of it, giving her the ability to erase the very world that deemed her worthless.
  • Jossed. The Mini-Series says she went to college.
    • Who says the Mini-Series is canon? It's just a clip-show, and it doesn't explain why Rachel aged but her brother Tobias didn't.

The Void was unleashed in the end since the characters ultimately became too self-aware to keep the "show" going
Gumball and others have been into The Void plenty times. More and more obvious references to pop-culture happened. Rob went as far as to turn most of Elmore High into live-action humans in order to prevent The Void's coming.

Even with Rob's defeat, the genie was out of the bottle now. Having them (Elmore High) almost be mass converted into live humans made keeping the "show" going not worth it anymore. After all, even if they didn't listen to him then, who knows how many of them might wonder to themselves what Rob was trying to do?

No no, the game went on long enough. Time to pull the plug.

"The Question" is either the last episode or the last appearance of the planets in chronological order
In other episodes, the planets aren't singing "Your Life Doesn't Count". Some time after "The Inquisition", Elmore turned back to normal and "The Question" took place.
  • This assumes that the Void wouldn't have just devoured Elmore and left the rest of the universe be for the now. The planets can keep on singing even with Elmore gone.
    • True, but the space shows up shortly in a scene from "The Inquisition" and there's no song going on. If "The Question" is still canon, it must take place after, since the song ends several years later.
The creator of the void
  • Barbara Banana. Out of all characters, she is the most likely to have been creating the creepy dimension Rob and Molly escaped during the events of season 3. Why am I saying I have got suspicions around her creating the void? Well, she has lots of paintings that display the void in "The Future", and she outright knows about anything the void contains. There is literally zero doubt about it.
  • Timmy the Internet could be the creator of the void too, although he is less likely to be. He is shown to be a Reality Warper in "The Internet", and puts people in danger. And how do you explain his malfunction in "The Intelligence" without even thinking about the Void? By the way, are you 100% sure "The Intelligence" is not a prequel to "The Future"???
    • However, he is less likely to be the creator of the void, because of the frequent Series Continuity Error and him being the internet...
  • Rachel. Well, Rachel is aware of the fact that she lives in a fictional universe and decided to transform into a dimension because she had no other idea of what else she could do... but she did not expect herself to become THIS brutal...
  • Richard. Well, how do you explain that massive portal in "The Job", especially when objects are getting sucked inside it? And, to a plot twist, how do you explain "The Void" when Gumball almost got sucked inside the void?
    • Banana Barbara is still more likely to have been creating the void, though.
  • The SCP Foundation. The Void is a pocket universe the foundation created to contain more recent discoveries due to them running out of space. By the events of "The Inquisition" (which actually occurred in 2010 or earlier), the foundation had discovered Elmore, designated it and all of its inhabitants as SCP-5000, and sent it into The Void while kidnapping a British animator named Ben Bocquelet to create a cartoon to cover up its existence.

Nicole was either brainwashed or mind-swapped with Richard between "The Master" and "The Web"
That explains her OOC behavior in the latter episode. Richard's only appearance after "The Web" was getting hurt by the massage chair, and he didn't do anything stupid by himself.

The reason for Daisy the Donkey's disappearance in season 6
It is mysterious. Is there any reason for her to just outright disappear for season 6 (save "The Rival", "The Cringe", "The Parents", "The Schooling" and "The Buddy")?

  • Anais moved on and started to have less interest in her. A comment on the show's Daisy the Donkey wiki page says it. I can't disagree...
  • Anais figured out about Daisy's dream from "The Night". This is not unlikely... She found out why her doll acts weirdly then made Daisy contact her and Daisy made a creepy smile on Anais... then Anais threw Daisy out and deleted everything that reminds her of her.
  • Daisy was punished as shown in "The News". And her punishment affected every doll, and her punishment is still on ever since "The News" and Season 6. And she will have zero fun until her death...
  • Alternatively, Daisy was deemed a mistake and sent to The Void.

Elmore’s residents and the Void itself could all be the result of a cataclysmic, extra-dimensional event.
Everyone in Elmore’s either an anthropomorphic animal, sentient objects, or something else entirely. This could be the result of a radioactive event mutating the town in the distant past (or future), and probably even isolating Elmore from the rest of the world. The Void could be a product of this event, a space in which no universe exists. But this is all a theory, I overthink things a lot sometimes.

If The Movie does happen, the ending will show the characters will still live in the fans' heart.
In the form of fanfics, fanarts, ect.

Gumball has the potential to be just as much of a badass as Nicole and a great hero. But...
He lacks his mother's drive, work ethic, parents pushing him hard to excel at life from birth, and (usually) her fiery temper.

Additionally, while Gumball's often potrayed as pretty wimpy, he occasionally shows he can be surprisingly brave when he wants to be (jumping after Bobert to save him while thousands of feet in the air, knowing death was certain if he failed in "The Upgrade"), capable of quick thinking in intense situations to save himself and his loved ones (lying about thinking Penny was worthless, so she would transform into a form small enough to slide under an on coming truck they were about to hit in "The Shell"), and even able to pull off the kinds of crazy things his mother can do when sufficiently pissed (running after Alan's family's car while leaving a fire trail behind him and causing everyone unfortunate enough to be caught in his path to explode on contact in "The Traitor"). Also, he's surprisingly handy with a bow and arrow (as shown in "The Matchmaker").

Maybe someday, something will trigger the drive he needs to really apply himself, like maybe having to rescue Penny or one of his other loved ones? Or maybe having to help save his world from The Void...

Elmore is the entire world of Gumball
All evidence of other parts world beyond the wilderness and desert just outside of Elmore are illusions created by whatever forces control Elmore and The Void, so Elmore's populace does not begin to suspect whatever the true nature of their little universe is, and people "moving into" Elmore are actually beings that just came into existence with false memories of a life prior to living in Elmore. Additionally, outside of any new residents moving in and those unfortunate enough to be spirited away into The Void, we are never given any indication that any of Elmore's populace has left the area surrounding their home town during the lives and both this worlds equivalent of Face Book, YouTube, and The Legend of Zelda series are all named after Elmore, despite it supposedly just being one city in this world.

If the show gets a proper finale, possibly in the form of the theoretical movie, the ending will have the characters litteraly breaking the very status quo of the show.
As the culmination of all the meta jokes and commentary the show has had over the years, such as in "The Kids", "The Signal", and "The Void" in the end Gumball or another of the characters will realize the true nature of their world and why they never age, why lasting changes in their lives are so rare, and how people they know can be just erased from their lives, before putting an end to it.

This will result in their show's official cancellation in the real world, but the characters being free to move on from the status quo of the series, complete with an epilogue years down the line, showing something maybe along the lines of an older Watterson family and possibly other characters, with the kids now adults, Gumball and Penny now married, maybe with a kid of their own, or possibly just implied to have gotten more serious with their relationship, same for Darwin and Carrie, maybe other characters will get a little focus to, before bidding the audience a final farewell and maybe teasing a reboot or spin-off just for the heck of it, as the series comes to an end.


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