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Old vs. New



  • The Jack In The Box commercials


The next time Doug loses his voice, Rob will take the Critic's place.
That or just do the talking. Because let's face it, it's going to happen again and Doug seems to be running out of ideas. He's done one video mute, he's done a silent film, and he's called in Spoony and Linkara (and Microsoft Sam!)

Doug is dyslexic.
That would explain the more ridiculous of his spelling errors. Plus, he does say his spelling is like "crossing a dyslexic with a complete idiot." Doug is obviously not a complete idiot, so...
  • He did see Penguin as misspelled when it wasn't and Rob didn't point it out, so maybe.

Doug has Asperger's.
That may explain some of the issues former Channel Awesome contributors has with Doug Walker. Typical characteristics of Asperger's include narrow interests or one-track minds, the inability to gauge other people's feelings, odd speech patterns like long rambling tangents, literal thinking or Cloudcuckoolander tendencies. This may explain his breakdown on the set of To Boldly Flee and inability to grasp the subtexts of The Wall.

At some point Doug or both the Walker Brothers will receive a cameo in...

-A hypothetical future Avatar Series, maybe as a pair of advisers to the Firelord

-Gravity Falls, as as two incompetent conspiracy theorists in a trailer

-Adventure time, maybe as themselves on a computer screen or archive of some sort

-Game of Thrones, possibly as a pair of musicians discussing recent events in Westeros

    The Nostalgia Critic 

The Nostalgia Critic is Clayton Forrester.
He's tall and skinny with a goatee. He changes his name often, and the place where he posts his videos is nondescript.

He's Doctor Forrester. He's showing us these horrible '80s/'90s movies to find the one that drives us insane, and thus use it to rule the world. His comments are because, after seeing Joel and Mike and the Bots "riff" on movies, he decided to try it himself.

This "The Bum" guy? He's what happened to Dr. Earhardt.

  • So does that mean The Other Guy is TV's Frank?
  • This makes some sense, but that's probably not why he's riffing. He's doing a series of controlled experiments to determine why and how riffing affects the experience of viewing bad cinema, and using the comments section under the video to gauge each experiment's effectiveness. Eventually, he will determine which collection of which clips of film is impervious to riffing; after splicing together a master reel, he will use that film to conquer the world. It's the best way to overcome the greatest weakness in his superweapon!

The Critic will become Dr. Forrester.
After years of the Critic seeing bad films, he loses it and becomes evil. Then he shows others (Joel, Mike, and the bots) what it felt like to be him.

The Nostalgia Critic and Roger Ebert are different reincarnations of the same Time Lord.
If NC is the first reincarnation, he has decided to continue review films, but want to do it in a more humorous way. If Ebert the first one, he has tiered of just reviewing bad films and decided to be a serious reviewer instead. But he stills unleashes colourful insults to bad films when he encounters them.
  • If this is true, he's incredibly narcissistic. Also, they must be separated by several incarnations- going by the Doctor, they usually don't like their immediate successor. And NC loves Ebert.

The Nostalgia Critic sold his soul to the Devil
...a.k.a. Teddy Ruxpin. Well, think about it. At the end of the Halloween '08 special, that demon bear ostensibly killed the Critic; how else would you come out of a conflict with Satan except by selling your soul? Further proof: the number of times he's come back to life. Sure, [[{Franchise/{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] brought him back once, but the sheer number of times he's died and come back is absurd. It's even lampshaded by Chester A. Bum in his review of the fight. We really see the fruits of this little deal later on, in the Final Battle with The Angry Video Game Nerd, when the Critic, well, shoots lightning and resembles the devil, with no real explanation. He then resembles a different devil and bellows DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE at the end of his Good Burger review, with, again, no real explanation.

Stretching the WMG a little further, at the end of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Disney Villains, he puts Chernobog at Number 1, likely at the request of Teddy Ruxpin. It seems Teddy objected to the review anyway, most likely disliking the Nostalgia Critic's apparent pleasure at the heavenly light the devil is no match for; either that, or Teddy was objecting to the Critic saying that if the devil had a form, that's what he would look like, because that cute little creepy plush teddy bear really is the Devil's true form, which is of course why his computer was possessed at the end of the video.

  • If this is the case, then his near-suicide is even more depressing. He's stuck either with his dead-end life, or Hell.
    • And even if he didn't sell his soul to Teddy Ruxpin, he's either sold it to Sage or at the very least, can be controlled by him. Nobody deserves that.

The Nostalgia Critic is really Scout.
I'm not really sure what my reasoning is on this one, I was half-asleep and maybe a little drunk when I came up with this idea. They have similar hats and issues managing anger. I believe there was something about the respawn technology slowing the aging process and bringing the NC back on the multitude of times he's died. That's all I got.

The Nostalgia Critic is Kyon.
Put glasses, the hat, and a goatee on Kyon, you've got the Nostalgia Critic.

The Nostalgic Critic has a closet black guy fetish
He said he would go gay for Keith David's voice, and has a brief Ho Yay moment with Will Smith in one of his other reviews. He also calls Ernie Hudson so charming he's like a black Clark Gable.

The Critic is a CIA experiment gone horribly wrong.
Years ago, in a secret lab, a group of scientists attempted to make a young man named Doug into a fighting machine for the CIA. They kidnapped him from high school and subjected him to all kinds of mental tests, which included analysing information like films and images. However, Doug was quite sarcastic and cynical. In his cell-hotel-room...thing where the CIA kept Doug, was a TV. Doug watched a lot of TV, including film channels. One day, Doug was injected with a hormone to make him fly into a rage at the slightest provocation. Anything illogical or remotely frustrating caused Doug to spin wildly out of control. He escaped the film room and back to his cell, where Batman and Robin was playing on the TV. Doug, still under the effects of the drug, bore witness to the 'Bat Credit Card' scene. And something in him snapped. He began foaming at the mouth and screaming 'YOU BASTARDS! YOU GAVE MY HERO A BAT! CREDIT! CARD! I'LL FUCKING SNAP YOUR NECKS!' He stole a guard's gun and began shooting randomly, killing multiple CIA agents. Doug became a fugitive, and ran all the way back to his parents' house, where the drug wore off. But Doug was a changed man. In the years the CIA had him in their custody, Doug had aged and become more intelligent. Deciding that Doug was no longer his identity, he vowed to review the crappy things he had seen on his CIA TV, and much more (including Batman and Robin, which gave him an 'episode' later on), adopting the name 'The Nostalgia Critic', and using his new, CIA-trained powers for entertainment, not evil. The CIA did discover him at one point, and they recruited The Angry Video Game Nerd to assassinate the Critic, but the Critic survived, at which point the CIA just gave up and went on to very secretly sue Seth MacFarlane for American Dad!! The Critic still suffers 'episodes' from his CIA treatment. These 'episodes' can be seen here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The Nostalgia Critic will become Gordon Freeman
Evident through the following: short hair, goatee and glasses for one. Also, he destroyed a DVD copy of The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia with a crowbar, and sometimes he tends to lose his voice. Perhaps at a future review, he'd be at a rage so bad that he would lose his voice for good. After that, instead of watching shitty movies, he will move on to Theoretical Physics, go to MIT, and wind up working at Black Mesa after graduating.

The Critic will succumb to Alzheimer's when he's older

The Nostalgia Critic is a masochist.
He's said himself that the only thing he'd get out of The Lost World is that he's a glutton for punishment.

The Critic is manic-depressive
It would make sense. He can be heavily depressed, reasonably sane and mature, an excited little boy or completely batshit angry-crazy all in one episode.

The Critic used to have an Ultimatrix.
Doug was given one in an attempt to give Ben more help. Unfortunately, it was even less stable than Ben's, and glitched. Thus, he has his own human form, but carries mental traits from his Apoplexian form and explosive powers from a Prypiatosian.

The Nostalgia Critic is the first Memory Receiver.
He remembers it, so you don't have to.Once an apocalyptic event occurs and society embraces sameness, the Critic's descendants will become the Memory Receivers of the various Communities seen in The Giver.
  • It gets better. His eyes are pale blue.

The Nostalgia Critic is a fictional god-being.
That is to say, the Nostalgia Critic is a work of fiction, but exists in between the real world and fiction as a whole, as a God that transcends both fiction and reality. He has godlike control over all works of fiction, as long as they are crappy and he reviews them. This is where he gains his power. This also explains how the Critic survives life-threatening injury. He survives it if he wills himself to.

The Nostalgia Critic is Karkat Vantus in disguise as a human.
They both cuss like sailors, they're prone to frequent and infantile fits of rage, and neither Karkat nor the Nostalgia Critic like very many people that much. Let's face it, Nostalgia Critic basically has the spoken equivalent of Karkat's constant allcaps rage. But why has Karkat dropped internet trolling to review movies? Because he wants to show us all how awful the movies and shows from our human childhoods really were.
  • I would say that Karkat is more like The Angry Video Game Nerd, seeing as they're both prone to making overly complex, detailed, and profane poop jokes.

Critic has bulimia
Obsessed with his looks? Check. Low self-esteem? Check. Gets unneeded Hollywood Pudgy crap? Check. Eats a bizarre amount of food? Check. Vomits a lot and easily? Check. Has a skinny frame but slightly puffy cheeks? Check.
  • Possibly confirmed by episode 11 of Pop Quiz Hotshot, as he likes the taste of having just thrown up and lampshades that he's really sick.

At some point in the future, the Critic will descend.
He has Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence, but there's a time traveling Future!Critic running around. It's possible, some time before in THE FUTURE, before the seahorses take over, he is no longer needed to sustain the plot hole, so he returns to the physical world, but by then, it will be long after his character's existence as a protagonist has ended and he's only a secondary character.
  • Partially confirmed in The Review Must Go On. He's back, but as a full protagonist.

The Nostalgia Critic has gone mad with power
The Critic's time as the fabric of the universe itself made him a lot more confident and threatening, hence the eerie and sometimes outright terrifying depiction of him in The Review Must Go On. Time will tell whether this new aspect of him will stick, or how much he'll retain the humility learned as Donnie, but the Critic seems to be a lot more aware of who's running the show, and what he can do if things don't go his way.

Critic turning evil is the underlying storyline leading up to the fifth year anniversary
We know Doug could never give up his Character Development boner, nor Rob for plot. We have everything he did in The Review Must Go On, maiming the cat in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, slip into creepy patriotism and Politically Incorrect Hero mode more times than you can count, acts like he Would Hurt a Child in The King and I and The Cat in the Hat, and even gets praise from the devil in the latter, something not even Ask That Guy could get.
  • Not only that, the increasing amount of gay jokes he's been throwing around. It has to be this. If it isn't, Doug's forgotten everything he's stood for and how that reflects on the Critic. Nothing wrong with the Critic being angry, but stuff like this...

Critic is going to pay hard for his violence towards Evilina
He's being written by Doug "child abuse is the worst sound I can think of" Walker, Critic was like the sworn protector of kids before the reboot, and considering Evilina's relationship with her father, no way is he not going to find out eventually.

The Critic's coming back wrong is eventually going to turn out to be a Take That! against the people who shrieked so loudly for him to come back after he earned his happy ending.
With An Aesop about how sometimes it's better for a series to be canceled than to continue as a shell of itself.

Related to the above: The Writer is intentionally screwing The Critic for his manipulations in The Review Must Go On
Because The Writer felt browbeaten into going back to the Nostalgia Critic, he decided to derail The Critic's Character Development as revenge.
  • Additional: This change of heart is noticed in-universe, with Sage trying to bring NC back to his more developed self, and sadly failing.

Critic's world and the Demo Reel world are starting to collide.
There's been a lot of “The Review Must Go On” references in the reboot, but the beginnings of “The Christmas Tree” and “The Wicker Man” homaged the beginning scene exactly, Critic is definitely getting crazier, Malcolm hits his crotch with the bat Rebecca used to kill the turkey, the Ethereal Choir from "The Dark Knights Begins Rising" keeps playing when he's abused or threatened, and most importantly, a miserable-looking Karl and Quinn are in the bar (that, as a bonus, is the same one Critic hallucinated in The Shining) at the end of the latter episode.

Critic's soul was left in the Plot Hole/Purgatory
As people have pointed out, the Critic has been acting a lot more like a jerk in the recent run, and more violent than usual. It can be interpreted as Doug doing a Take That! against the audience who demanded the Nostalgia Critic's return, but it can be said that something happened when the Critic was taken out of Purgatory. Rather, his soul is still in the Plot Hole while his body was sent into Purgatory. A similar thing happened in Supernatural, where Sam starts acting more violent and depraved because his soul was still in Hell while his body was on Earth without his soul. It is either this or...

The fans wanted the Nostalgia Critic back? Doug gave them that wish - the Nostalgia Critic reverted back to what he was in the beginning completely before all his development as an individual.

The post-revival Nostalgia Critic isn't the original Nostalgia Critic
Similar to the above examples, the Critic did indeed ascend to a higher plane of existence at the end of To Boldly Flee... and he's still there. He returned to review the anniversary films and to convince the Writer to bring him back, but that was his last appearance as he doesn't want to give up his omnipotent status just to constantly review movies again. So the Writer instead went to a parallel dimension and found his other creation, Donnie DuPre, and filled him with false memories of his past as the Critic. The reason the Critic is back to being a Jerkass with a bit of a self-righteous streak is because he isn't the original Critic, but rather Donnie acting out what he imagines the Critic to be like.
  • Except that Critic's behavior in The Review Must Go On doesn't track with his Character Development, so here's an addendum: The Critic that the Writer (and we) saw there is a demonic creature that impersonated him and drove the Writer close to madness in order to make him create the false Critic. Thus, Donnie has become possessed by this creature after being given those false memories and leaving his world through the Plot Hole, creating Reboot Critic. The real Critic is indeed still ascended, but the creature has somehow cut him off from seeing what's going on so that he can't intervene.
  • It would also explain the bi-weekly editorials. The original Critic, while not an idiot, was still very much a Manchild whose emotions and Nostalgia Filter would cloud his perception of the films that he was talking about. Donnie at least seems to have a small understanding of why films work (if not necessarily how), and this past experience shows in the newer videos.

Relating to the above WMG, the demonic creature that took over Donnie's mind and is impersonating the Critic is...
Douchey McNitpick! In the wake of Critic's disappearance after merging with the plot hole, Douchey, already a mentally unstable Jerkass, completely lost his mind. He couldn't accept that the object of his loathing had escaped and found a new purpose, so he vowed to take Critic's place and do things his way, destroying his reputation in the process. Thus, he struck a deal with the Devil to block Critic from seeing the Awesomeverse and thus interfering, then reached through the Plot Hole and harassed Doug/the Writer, pretending to be Critic, until he caved. In addition to explaining the above events and where the creature came from in the first place, it explains why Reboot Critic is so tight with the Devil now — he didn't trade his soul "for a good Zod impression", he traded it to take the real Critic's place. What Doug told Donnie about Douchey taking over the Plot Hole duties? A total lie planted by Douchey in Doug's mind to cover his tracks — remember, the real Critic is still in the Plot Hole, keeping it stable, but he has no idea what's going on.

Critic has PTSD over Hyper kidnapping him
Of course a lot of bad stuff has happened to him over the years, but Doug confirmed he was having Stockholm Syndrome over the course of Princess Diaries II review, he literally drops to the ground in fear after seeing her again in Christmas Story II, looks like he might cry in the Midwest Media Expo vlog when she asks him to build a snowman with her, the Transformers crossover with Erod has him apparently not even going home at night (while the 2015 nostalgiaween opening is just him working, not being in his bedroom), and not long after the first review, there's more talk of nightmares, especially ones where he's exposed. Also he even says in The Sixth Day review (again not long after the first one) that he wakes up every morning scared and screaming.

Critic has superpowers.
He has frequently broken the barrier of space and time, and has even causes a nuclear explosion from just his rage alone multiple times. He is most definitely a super-VILLAIN.
  • Matrix Month at least confirmed he has Reality Warper powers, possibly from the Plot Hole still being part of him.

Critic is still in the Plot Hole.
I don't have the best grasp on NC canon, but the rise of Critic episodes that are entirely done through skits like Mad Max: Fury Road and Hocus Pocus is reminiscent of Demo Reel, and these episodes started showing up after Matrix Month, where he makes a very key moment out of asking Black Willy Wonka about whether or not "outside the Matrix" was actually outside the Matrix. This parallel with the return of skit-focused episodes could be intentional.

The Critic is an alternate universe version of Xykon
Both the Critic and Xykon are massive jerks, the recent Critic even more so, at one point The Critic states he has a "spine extraction machine", which wouldn't exactly be out of character for Xykon to have. Xykon also rose his dog from the dead and was happy when it ate his parents, and from what we know about the Critics parents it would probably be the same reaction as Xykons. And when Xykon took over Azure city while Redcloak did all the work he sat around and watched his prisoner be tortured instead of doing anything, which is VERY similar to when the Critic took over Molossia and sat around watching TV despite stating his plans to conquer the world. Xykon also killed his minions when he was bored and the critic is a jerk to anyone who works for him and kills people without a second thought.

The Critic's world does not exist and he is unaware
YouTube lacked the funding to get the Nostalgia Critic a home as the first child legally adopted by a media company, so the Channel Awesome universe is all simulated. The Channel Awesome building is inside a converted former Zeppelin hangar/construction facility somewhere in Germany, done up to resemble a typical big American city and it's outskirts. The Critic is sent the copies of the movies and series he reviews through Trans-Atlantic pipes hooked up from YouTube headquarters in San Bruno to the former airship hangar, kinda like pneumatic tubes used in drive-thru banks. Every other character aside from the critic are professional actors hired to make him feel welcome. As for the AVGN crossover? The Nerd is the second child legally adopted by YouTube, and is brought over to the hangar at times for comedic and suspense effect.

The Critic is in Hell
Critic's world is an illusion created by Satan (played by Malcolm). It's Hell disguised as the real world. Critic died in a car accident back in 2007. As punishment for his misdeeds, he must review bad movies for all eternity. The sad thing is, Critic is not aware he is in Hell. He thinks he's back in the world of the living. His friends, coworkers, and guest stars are all imps in disguises.

The Critic's name is "Doug Smith".
We know his first name is the same as Doug Walker himself, given he was mocked in school for having the name "Doug" when Doug was airing. But we aren't told his surname. Unless he had it changed or was born out of wedlock, it stands to reason his surname would be Smith. After all, Dr Smith was revealed to be his father.

    The Critic's Past 

The Nostalgia Critic was abandoned at the altar years ago.
Years ago, The Nostalgia Critic as a young boy had overprotective parents who refused to let him watch movies. Every time he says he enjoyed or disliked something as a kid, he's referring to something a friend showed him. When he grew up, he met a woman who was an amateur movie critic. They began dating, and every week, they would watch a bad movie together, making jokes about how bad it was. Eventually, they decided to get married, but That Guy, the Critic's Evil Counterpart kills her on the wedding day, leaving the Critic at the altar. Now, the Critic is bitter, still not knowing what happened to his fiancee all those years ago. Even to this day, however, now having learned what a good movie is, he continues their Bad Movie tradition in the form of movie reviews.

Alternatively, he was raped.

The Critic has had a bad experience with holograms
  • Which explains his REALLY shrill scream at Weebo's holographic lady in Flubber
    • Or more realistically, it was the grown woman, in a position of trust, creeping into an unsuspecting person's bedroom. Hmm.

His dad left at some point.
And by that I mean Daddy Critic, not Daddy Walker. Think about it, other than the Abusive Parents talk which involved both of them, he's mentioned his Dad once and that was only a line in the commercials special about what he would think. Which could also serve as a reason why he's so attached to his mom, even though she's been established as being just as horrible.
  • Possible given what was said in the Alaska review.
  • Judging by what he's said in earlier reviews, they very likely got divorced.

The Nostalgia Critic's parents are the parents of the magic gun.
There's no indication that they haven't tried to find another way of harnessing their dark god. Let's face it, they'd be seen as monsters by the Critic.

His parents spoiled him.
To make up for their many, many shortcomings. He's mentioned begging them for anything he liked in a commercial, he loves Christmas (although still believes in Santa) but is never satisfied with his presents afterwards and they took him out for a nice meal whenever he got a A-.

The Other Guy spent most of time with nicer relatives of the family.
We know from Critic liking his granddad that nice-ish relatives exist and even though The Other Guy is an asshole with problems (like being proud to admit he's the Critic's puppet master), he's still much calmer and more responsible than his brother. So while Critic as a kid was in a constantly bad environment, he had a better childhood.

Daddy Critic had a Hair-Trigger Temper.
It would explain Critic's own childish temper tantrums, why he punished him so badly when he mouthed off once and why Critic clings to his mom (who in turn sounds like a Why Did You Make Me Hit You? kind of abuser).
  • Relatedly, his far more masculine (far less endearing) persona might have been less Early-Installment Weirdness and more trying to emulate his father. It can't have been a coincidence that Critic as we know him now started to solidify at the "first show he ever saw".

Critic and Ask That Guy's parents wanted twins, but not two boys.
Critic's pouted about growing up as a girl for a short time. Ask That Guy's complained about how dying with your parents would get them yelling at you to die more manly-like. Mommy and Daddy Glasses more than likely pushed them into the set gender roles when the boys didn't want to, thus setting them both up to be Sissy Villains.

He got attacked by a pedophile when he was little and is now repressing it.
Let's look at what he's said and how he's acted in the past. He says defensively that he was an early bloomer, he's desperate for any kind of attention and has had a generally unsafe sex life for a very long time, he's complained about being ugly as a child (so would want someone to like him), his parents did the sensible thing for a change and taught him about stranger danger, he was curious enough in the commercials to call suspected pedophiles and didn't hang up despite being disgusted, and in Hook he assumes everyone has repressed childhood memories. Plus, it would fit the Adult-Fear-laden/Hilariously Abusive Childhood angle he's always taken.

The Overly Long Gag of the Critic's "mother’s uncle’s nephew’s father’s brother’s sister’s cousin’s son’s grandfather’s great aunt’s niece" dying from the Star Trek Generations review actually happened in the Critic's past, and is the same Melissa from the NES Godzilla Creepypasta
There are no words...

    Three Amigos 

Ask That Guy With The Glasses, The Nostalgia Critic and/or Chester A. Bum

That Guy With the Glasses, The Nostalgia Critic(s) and Chester A. Bum are all clones...
...of Douglas Walker. The status of their clone progenitor is unknown. But in the TGWTG 'verse, perfect human cloning exists (see Linkara's X-Men #424 review). This explains why NC, CAB and TGWTG can all be seen in the same conversation and why NC keeps coming back even after being killed several times. Or maybe Optimus Prime just likes dying for him.
  • "The Top 11 Mindfucks" video briefly shows multiple Critics in one shot. All a part of the mindfuckery, or evidence that this WMG is true? YOU DECIDE!
    • They are all real and show up when they can disguise it as a mind fuck. This way secret remains!
    • Since the TGWTG universe is shared with the AVGN universe, cloning must be possible, as he, too, has cloned himself in both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Oddysey reviews.
      • The 'clones' in the NoES review existed only in his Krueger-controlled dream. BUT, the Nerd does seem to be a capable Mad Scientist, what with the FrankenNerd and the Nerdy Turd (from the aforementioned Odyssey review).
      • By this extension, the Angry Video Game Nerd and Board James are clones of James Rolfe, with the Bullshit Man being created by a combination of James Rolfe's DNA and a bull's feces.
    • The Childs Play review reveals the truth.
      • Or alternatively, they are clones but Doug still exists, being the one who controls the site and appears at cons as himself. He also gives the serious counterpart to Bum Reviews. Thus explaining how they were all together in Kickassia and Suburban Knights.

The Nostalgia Critic, That Guy With The Glasses and Chester A Bum are all the same people.
But of different time periods. In the near future, the Critic will review a movie so irredeemably bad it wil make the Garbage Pail Kids movie seem decent by comparison. He will lose his f*** ing mind and become That Guy With The Glasses. Later he'll realise how horrible a person he's become and jump off a cliff. When he wakes up his brain will be damaged and with no money becomes Chester A Bum. The Future Nostalgia Critic is when Chester A Bum finally gets his CHANGE! and will have enough money to get a therapist. Thus reverting to his old self
  • Maybe the Critic losing his mind has already begun. Despite vowing never to hurt anyone ever again, since that review he's killed his neighbour's cat, won the Devil's approval by coming up with tortures even Satan didn't think of in The Cat in the Hat, beat three people to near-death with a baseball bat in The Master of Disguise, and in his most recent Disney afternoon he beats up Malcolm badly enough that noone bothers to call a doctor because "it's too late for him" and has a new bigger gun that he shoots Lupa with and threatens Tamara, among other things.

Ask That Guy is the Critic's biological father.
It would explain why they look the same. For that matter, the Bum could be Ask That Guy's kid as well.
  • It would explain the critic's crayon drawing...

Ask that Guy, Chester A Bum and the Nostalgia Critic are (or were) split personalities.
Specifically, of the original Doug Walker. In order to escape the abuse that life has given him, Mr Critic developed two different personalities. Ask that Guy essentially serves as an outlet for his more violent and disturbed actions, while the Nostalgia Critic provides an outlet for his cynicsm and Manchild behaviour. The original personality became Chester A Bum, who, thanks to the other two personalities diverting all the pain and rage, became happy all the time.

However, several events would end up seperating the three. Ask that Guy became a more independent entity after selling his soul to the Devil, and gained the ability to gain a temporary physical form. This, combined with punches in time and hypertime destabilisation ended up fully seperating the three personalities. Now that the bonds are broken, their personalities have become more unstable.

Ask That Guy and Chester A Bum are future versions of the Critic, respectively.
The Critic is already one big woobie, and more than a little psychotic. In one timeline, the Critic broke down into despair due to his miserable life, and lost his job. In order to deal with this, he ended up taking a bunch of drugs, and get himself a whole new personality. This is why Chester loves every movie, even Twilight. On the other side of Hypertime, he plain old broke, had a Heel–Face Turn and became Ask That Guy. Hence why Ask That Guy retains many character traits of the Nostalgia Critic, yet on a far more demented level.

Both Chester and Ask That Guy have been sent back in time by the other Channel Awesome crew. They want to ensure that neither side becomes the Critic's future, by scaring the Nostalgia Critic straight. The "future Critic" is in fact an Alternate Universe version of the Critic, from a world where his parents were actually decent people. He's in charge of this whole operation, and is writing wrongs in various universes. He's also the Champion of his universe, and was one of the first to fight off Lord Vyce.

The Critic, Ask That Guy, and Chester A Bum are brothers
Both the Critic and Ask That Guy had a Hilariously Abusive Childhood, with several notable similarities. Chester also seems to have had a rather bizarre past (if his "I (insert joke here) once!" lines are any indication). I think they suffered the same terrible childhood together and just deal with it differently.

Chester turned to drugs to forget his experiences, ending up as a homeless addict with so many confused memories that he honestly isn't sure what did and didn't happen to him any more.

Critic chooses to wallow in self pity, becoming a Jerkass Woobie in the process, and takes his frustration out on nostalgic movies and TV shows as a way of rebelling against his own childhood (hating not on his own experiences, but the entertainment from the period that reminds him of it). He also subconsciously tries to retroactively ruin the childhoods of others out of jealousy, by tearing down their pleasant memories of the past.

Ask That Guy...he quite simply went mad. Understandable, really.

Also, all three of them kinda look alike.

  • Ask That Guy and Critic both being the brothers of That Other Guy was confirmed in ATG 68. Chester's probably a cousin.

Chester A Bum will one day review a movie that even he can't give a positive view.
We know its possible-despite being the antithesis of the Caustic Critic, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 proved so bad that he was struggling to give it a positive review. Clearly there is a point where Chester has to admit "this is a bad movie." Given how bad Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 was, I shudder to think how bad this movie will be.
  • Well, he already gave Citizen Kane a negative review, calling it the worst movie he's ever seen in his life.
    • That was April Fools, so it doesn't count. I'm talking about a movie that is genuinely bad by everyone else' standards, to the point that Chester must admit that its bad.

     Critic & Chick 

Nostalgia Critic and Nostalgia Chick are secret long lost twins!
Just like He-Man and She-Ra! If they ever find out about it, then they are gonna be pissed.

    Other Characters 


Ma-Ti is actually a manifestation of The Nostalgia Critic's abused/abusive subconscious.
His history clearly shows he has seen a lot of terrible cartoons on television, but it were his memories on Captain Planet that created this "unimaginary friend" based on the character Ma-Ti. He simply made him up just so he could torture him and suppress his thoughts on those crappy toons. When this guy, now known as Nostalgia Critic, finally found a way to express his opinion on those cartoons through the website, Ma-Ti saw this as a clean shot to get back at him for all the years of endless mind torture.

  • This would actually explain the strange scene in Kickassia where the Critic hallucinates finding the Review Room and being taunted by Ma-Ti, who materializes out of nowhere. That also gives just a little bit more hope, as getting called loyal strong means that there is a part of the Critic that likes himself.

Ma-Ti left the Planeteers on less-than-amiable terms.
If this troper had to guess, it involved being a Romantic Runner-Up, the matter of What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?, and/or the rest of the Planeteers Jumping Off the Slippery Slope at some point.

Ma-Ti will be brought back from the dead.
However, he will Come Back Wrong, Horribly Wrong.
  • If they make another movie it will surely focus on the resurrection of Ma-Ti, but will as said Come Back Wrong. I think they will do an Evil Dead scenario (hence the notion of the necrocom book) ending in all the cast of the TWTG-vers will die, but will later be dismissed as one of NC's Nightmares.

As part of the theory that the Nostalgia Critic is becoming mad with power, Black Lantern Ma-Ti will be what pushes him over the edge.
Each time something bad happens to Ma-Ti, it usually foreshadows something big(and usually bad) will happen to the Nostalgia Critic. In the third anniversary Ma-Ti died, and the Nostalgia Critic began a plummet towards the Despair Event Horizon. In the fourth anniversary Ma-Ti became the Plot Hole, and the Nostalgia Critic became the universe. The final straw will come when someone(possibly a surviving General Zod who plans to use the power of the Black Lanterns to kill Ma-Ti) or something(possibly what's left of Spoony's black ring after Linkara merged his Black Lantern and clone selves). Seeing his friend twisted like this and out for his emotion-rich heart in Critic snapping. Also, the Nostalgia Critic likely doesn't know anything about Black Lanterns since he's not a major comic fan, which will likely result in his heart being ripped out. Instead of joining the Black Lantern Corps(though his body might for a brief minute), being in the afterlife will unlock power obtained from the Plot Hole, and blast away the undead Ma-Ti(or at least transport him away, possibly to form a Black Lantern army of other dead people the Nostalgia Critic has an emotional connection to him). Finally, a Black Lantern Ma-Ti yelling "HEART" while ripping them out is too good a pun not to use.

Rachel and Malcolm

Other Planeteers will appear.
Malcolm can play Kwame and Rachel can play a brunette Linka (since she's more interesting than Gi)

The Devil and Evilina will team up with Mara Wilson at some point.

The reviews during "Nicolas Cage Month" will include subplots involving Rachel's departure and the arrival of her replacement.
Its been revealed that Rachel is leaving Channel Awesome because she's moving back to her home state of California. Now, the way I see it, the first review on the 7th will be Rachel's final appearance as a cast member and will center around her being Put on a Bus, while the second review on the 21st will focus on the rest of the NC Cast finding a new girl to take her place. I didn't include the Editorials for the 14th and 28th because the Editorials are, for the most part, separate videos from the Nostalgia Critic's show.

Despite her moving away, Rachel will make a guest appearance every once in a while.
You never know.

Hyper Fangirl isn't going to get what she wants.
While she shouldn't anyway because stalking still isn't okay when it's female > male, but in Doug's vlog of “The Suitor”, he talks about how much he hates the “if I love you to a creepy extent then you'll love me back” cliché, and that he enjoys any show trying to prove how that's a bad idea.

Tamara, Malcolm and Rachel aren't real people
And it's not like Critic's talking to nobody, but they exist just for him and when he needs them (for instance, they forced him to do The Lorax and they don't show up for the next two episodes, instead we get the ego-stroking he wants and that they just can't provide with a fangirl and Willy Wonka), Doug confirmed in the Disney Afternoon commentary that Critic treats them like toys which feeds into his need for power, Rachel left and hasn't been thought of since, he's had to put them in glasses to make them smarter, Tamara is literally there to be a more violent Satellite Love Interest, Kyle and Paw were confused when he talked to Rachel and Malcolm in the Les Miserables review, and as the reboot is teaming with "The Review Must Go On" references, it'd be more weird if something wasn't happening.

Malcolm, Tamara and Rachel play sketch characters sometimes to get back at Critic
Not all the time, characters like Hyper, Evilina and the Devil are clearly different, but The Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes had Malcolm the character play Sokka, so the same could be said for Rachel and Katara, and if they play sketch characters then they have a chance to hurt him back and not get punished for it. Plus Critic is so stupid now that even Doug tells him he's an idiot, and he sees dinosaurs coming out of Tamara's stomach, so it makes sense for abused underlings to take advantage.

Malcomus and Tammity's relation to Malcolm and Tamara the characters is the A Darker Me trope
In the first Matrix review they lampshaded their names as Critic writing crappy stuff for them, there are obvious similarities to Malcolm and Tamara (Tamara being Critic's dominatrix and Malcolm wanting to take control) and Black Willy Wonka puts emphasis on not trusting them with the word darker. And of course Doug knows his tropes, name-dropping Development Hell a few minutes after with the game show.

Rachel was less Critic!Rachel and more Rebecca in her Face/Off goodbye video
It'd give the character the happy ending she deserved, Tacoma wore more dresses than Critic!Malcolm did and it's a Call-Back to a Demo Reel vlog she did where she was happy that he got to crossdress and she got to wear casual clothes, Quinn and Karl appear in the next video so there'd be precedent, and the Critic versions of the characters were open about never liking each other while Donnie/Tacoma/Rebecca were Ship Tease best friends in about five minutes.

Hyper is Aunt Despair's distant daughter.
In Phantom of the Opera, she gets angry at Critic calling Aunt Despair a bitch even though he just had a phone drop on his face and she (Hyper) isn't the most caring or non-sexist of people. Plus, the fucked up family have confirmed they need to use the morning after pill more often, being raised that way would explain a lot about her, and Doug likes going to the abuse history well for his characters.

Tamara and Malcom will turn on the Critic.
Then he'll be forced to review Cool Cat Saves the Kids! MWAHAHAHA!

Douchey will come back to provide Tamara some catharsis.
She's been getting frustrated with comments focusing on her looks in Never Seen, he's representation of sexist fanboys, and it's not like Doug hasn't done this before when Lindsay needed it.

Douchey McNitpick

Douchey McNitpick is Autistic
Or rather Douchey is one of those bastards that claim to have Asberger's on the net to gain sympathy while trolling.

Douchey McNitpick is why Death Is Cheap.
Douchey exists solely to be a troll. Through Noodle Implements, he stole a Lazarus Pit. He modified it so that being dunked in it wouldn't make you insane. Whenever the Nostalgia Critic is killed or kills himself, Douchey throws him into the pit, thus resurrecting him- so he can troll some more. Alternatively, he is the Grim Reaper in disguise, and doesn't bother to keep him dead for the same reason.

Douchey McNitpick and John from The Room Movie Dot Com are related.
They both look similar and both scream 'Noooooooo!' in a whiny voice while flailing wildly. They both also seem obsessive in nature (Douchey picking out every little mistake with the Nostalgia Critic and John defending Tommy Wiseau's image).

Roger, The Guardian Angel

God was being sarcastic when he told Roger angels couldn't be killed.
Unfortunately, Roger didn't pick up on it and ended up the only killed angel.

Roger will come back and give Critic an epic What the Hell, Hero? speech
His last appearance was in Scooby-Doo, where he was pissed at the Critic for always making mistakes, but was also kind when it mattered, pushed him into taking a chance to make his life better and implied that he'd always be watching over him. Critic's practically given up on what he learned in that episode and beyond, and is now the devil's favorite. Roger must be wanting to smite his ass.
  • Sorta confirmed in Scooby-Doo 2, as he never gets to say why he wanted to kill Critic again, but Critic was being particularly shitty and stupid so it could always be for that reason.

Melvin, Brother of the Joker

Melvin survived.
After being "killed" at the charity drive, he simply went into hiding to avoid further vengeance for his suckitude. Plastic surgery fixed his scars, but to hide the rest of his features he took to wearing a mask. Now he torments Spoony as... Chuckles the Fucking Jester! Alternately, he was Chuckles first. Do you wanna know how he got those scars? Burton the Robot fired a laser at him while he was holding that CD in front of his face. As he runs off crying, you can see shards and quite a bit of blood coming from the area around his mouth.

Zack/Jack the Psycho Maniac

Zack the Psycho Maniac is NOT Zack the Lego Maniac.
In "Revenge of the Commercials", the Nostalgia Critic believes that Zack the Lego Maniac grew up to be Zack the Psycho Maniac, a mad bomber who attacks him at the end of the episode. Despite this assumption, they are not the same person. Zack the Lego Maniac, as seen at the 7:08 mark, likely grew up to be a completely different psycho: DOCTOR INSANO!

Julie Taymor is a precursor to Aunt Despair
What's confirmed already: Aunt Despair is Hyper's mom and Uncle Lies is Ask That Guy back from the dead. So a wibbly wobbly timeline is the norm, there's no reason why she can't have the same sort of deal as her husband, Julie-Tamara looks like a younger Despair and is off the deep end (and Doug said that AD used to give a fuck but now doesn't), she did Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark and Hyper would love that, and Tamara faved tweets about this guess.


Bill will be revealed as a neural parasite.
He fits the criteria of an excessively quirky side-character with whom Critic and his friends claim to have a long and detailed history, yet the audience has no recollection of them...

Bill is Bill Cipher.
Bill wears sunglasses that hide his eyes, and when Bill possesses someone, their eyes change noticeably. Plus they have the same name.


The Nostalgia Critic tries to review the Star Wars Holiday Special every year
It would explain why he didn't believe it existed until forced to review it. But it drives him mad every year, so Santa Christ has to wipe his memory every time.

The first two movies the Nostalgia Critic thought that Ma-Ti was talking about were...
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space. An infamously bad movie, one that no doubt many fans would clamor for him to review, as Ma-Ti suggested.
  • The Phantom Menace. It's prime NC material, a big title, and was released 11 years before the 100th episode, even longer than Battlefield Earth. You now feel old.
  • Bio-Dome. He would later on go to review it, as he claimed it was by far one of the worst he has done.
  • Old Dogs. Not nostalgic, but VERY bad.
  • Lost in Space. He did review it mere weeks later, coincidence?

NC and Spoony will do a camera-to-camera review of Highlander III: The Sorcerer
To mirror his crossover with Linkara.
  • Unless Spoony gets hired by Channel Awesome sometime in the future - which is unlikely considering the circumstances under which he's been fired - this is never going to happen.
    • Spoony is not affiliated with Channel Awesome, but nothing prevents him from working with Doug, just as nothing prevented him from showing up in AT4W. Spoony explicitly said in his commentary on To Boldly Flee that his issues with CA did not extend to Doug and Rob, and that they were still open to working with him in the future.

The Critic will resolve his issues with Doug after reviewing Doug's 1st Movie.
Maybe reviewing the lackluster film based on the show he hates the most will help him get over his problems.
  • Jossed.

In his commentary for the Simon Sez review, he said that he was planning on doing two more crossovers by the end of the year. He, then, made a gag about wanting to have a crossover with Nash in the Doug's First Movie review. This gag was foreshadowing for a future crossover review that he'll be having with Nash this year.

Linkara's cameo and Star Trek Month...
He won't make one. There will be cameos from others. However, Linkara will be completely absent. However, the first Nostalgia Critic episode after that he'll interrupt complaining how the Nostalgia Critic cut him out, but NC will cut him off.
  • Alternately, the Critic will think each cameo is Linkara, though with increasing skepticism about whether it actually is, until the last one, when he wises up and realizes it won't be Linkara... and this time it's actually Linkara.
  • Alternately, Linkara is The Man Behind the Man behind each cameo, just to screw with The Nostalgia Critic.
  • He'll make like a 5-second cameo saying something along the lines of "Oh hey Critic, I can't make it."
    • All Jossed.

The Nostalgia Critic's final review will be the last movie before his cut-off point.
What better way to end Doug's tenure as the Nostalgia Critic then with a movie that he considers the last bit of nostalgia for him?

The Nostalgia Critic will review Nostalgia.
Come on! He's the Nostalgia Critic, it only makes sense that he reviews something that's in his name.

The Scooby Doo movie review will be the end on Nostalgia Critic... or is it?
This is gonna be dated already by next week (written on 15th of August 2012), but...

It is certainly played like an ending, the Star Trek homage, the existential crisis, Roger the Angel, Doug's comment when posting it on Facebook ("We've had our laughs, but as we all know, all good things must come to an end...")

However! He has recently signed an exclusive content deal with, and To Boldly Flee is just around the corner. This could mean a Retool of the show after the special, or something we don't know.

  • Considering how the movie ended, we can probably expect some kind of change in the future.
  • Confirmed. Doug has announced that he's pretty much retiring the character.
    • And then Un-Confirmed 4 months later.

The Nostalgia Critic's post-Flee Transformation into a Muppet is canon.
While conceived as a Throw Away Gag for The Nostalgia Chick, Doug will embrace the Critic's new status as a Muppet as a way to bring back the critic for special events without really bringing back the critic.
  • Jossed. Doug said Critic is learning how to transform into different things.

The Nostalgia Critic will review The Angry Video Game Nerd Movie.
And because of that they will have their biggest battle EVER

List possible reviews he will do in the future.
  • Now that Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain is getting a DVD release, there's no excuse for the Critic to not review it!
  • Something Blue Sky Studios made, since he clearly doesn't like them. Most likely not their Horton Hears a Who! adaptation, as he's stated he'll leave that one alone, but it's still possible he'll go back on that.

The holiday special worse than Eight Crazy Nights is…

Peter Soulless will return in the Critic's review of The Lorax.

None of the Lorax review was real.
Instead, it was the Critic's Happy Place where Seuss movies weren't the Deal with the Devil (and the person who made the deal isn't getting tortured because of him), but Black Willy Wonka's master plan to get everyone reading the books again, and he himself isn't crazy or broken like he's been progressively getting, but could get on his high horse with no calling out. Because lookit, it's been established that he has hallucinations, Doug had confirmed just a little over a week beforehand that Critic was the bad guy and deserved every comeuppance, Tamara and Malcolm (the characters who had made him review it) weren't around, Lorax watching is in the middle of nowhere, the fangirl Take That! was just meta, there were too many parallels to both the movie and the Chick's review not be making some kind of point, his speeches were backed with an Ominous Music Box Theme and both focus group guys had killed themselves previously.
  • Jossed, because Black Willy Wonka's in the Critic's Old vs. New review of the Spider-Man films.
    • Or maybe not, because if it's all in Critic's head then he can still appear. When Critic doesn't need him anymore he just vanishes completely.

The #1 New Halloween Classic will be The Return of the Living Dead.
Barely qualifies as a guess. We know it's an 80s bomb than became a classic, and this is the only reason it wouldn't be anywhere else on the list.

The final review of the reboot series will be...
one he nearly did in the past: Matilda. As it was one that many fans didn't want to see a review of and how mad they got caused Doug to cancel his plans to do so. By that point, since the show will nearly be over and done, it won't really matter to fans anymore whether or not he's reviewed it. Plus, the fact that he reviewed Care Bears Nutcracker (which went on his I Will Never Do List) means that nothing is off-limits anymore at this point and any movie could pop up as the next review on the given day. Could also see the return of Mara Wilson too and it would have their conflict come to head in an epic Grand Finale.

or Scooby Doo 2. Would be an interesting way to tie back to not only the original series, but to the finale of that series too. Similar, but different ideas could be covered and this time, the idea that this is really indeed the end will truly hit home. NC will have to consider the idea that while he may not last forever, the ideas of what he did will and that as much of a wrinkle in media as something like Scooby Doo 2 may be, there's so much good that can never be ignored.

  • He's now done Scooby Doo 2 so that's jossed as a potential finale.

The Critic will do a "Harry Potter Month" sometime in the future.
Because it's only appropriate. He will review all eight movies in a row. And it'll be awesome.

The 300th review will be Fantastic Four.

The Critic will review Fuller House.
Considering that he didn't like the oiginal series, I'm sure he'd appreciate the mockery of its legacy.

The Critic will review The Number 23.
On Doug Walker's Facebook page he says, "This next review is going to be VERY interesting to write (not Wild Wild West, this will be two weeks after). It's one we've gotten requests for years to review. It's hated by the internet, ripped apart by critics, forgotten by many audiences...and we actually kinda liked it. Yeah, not too often this happens, but we thought the film everyone despises was surprisingly kinda okay. I'm not one to back away from a challenge, but this one's gonna be tricky." I believe at one con Doug himself said he didn't think the movie was that bad. With an 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Number 23 fits the description perfectly.

The Critic will review Alien Vs Predator Requiem
I can only bet his inbox got flooded with requests to do that review after he did Alien Vs. Predator, so it's inevitable.

In the next commercial special, Australia will be New New Canada.

The Critic will review My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
It'll come out right before the new one hits theaters and have him thinking he's reviewing that one, not unlike the Avengers situation.

Doug will do a Bojack Horseman Top 11
He said in "Is Weird The New Brilliant" that it's one of his favorite shows and he did a top 11 for Gravity Falls, the show is basically furry Demo Reel, he called himself in a stream Mr Peanut Butter (and his fave is Princess Carolyn) and Critic is the human version of Bojack.

In the next commercial special...
In keeping with the apparent escalation of the shortening of the opening, the Critic will put the usual "After These Messages" intro on fast-forward.

The Critic will review The Adventures of Captain Marvel.
And it will open with him thinking he will review the MCU movie, only to see this one stars the Captain Marvel who has a more recent nostalgic tie-in.

    The Christmas Special 

The Christmas Special was Santa Christ's story.
Think about it. He opened and closed the episode out like he was reading a story and the last time he was around, Critic accidentally went shooty-shooty. So why would he consider him to be anything more than a "dirty rotten bastard" who nobody would miss? And the other's grumpy-hate reactions at the end are strangely reminiscent of their whole "wanting him dead" thing for Kickassia note . True, this would prove that Santa Christ isn't all-knowing, not taking into account the Chick's childhood fucked her up good or the fact that Ask That Guy messed up his life happily on his own or even that Critic usually hates reviewing for making his life suck. It would also say that Santa Christ is slightly petty and indulges in grudge fantasies, but you can always take that as adding a bit more ambiguity to a Parody Sue. Everybody wins!
  • Three more things. It's never mentioned again. Everyone goes back to their usual characterization. Santa Christ is definitely colder to the Critic in Care Bears Movie II.

The Christmas Special was a dirty trick played by God.
Why did he do it? Maybe he still felt bitter over the events of The Ten Commandments vs. The Prince of Egypt. Maybe he was punishing the Critic for letting Santa Claus die in his nostalgic commercial special. Maybe he's just a dick. The point is, God felt like making the Critic feel rotten, so he redirected his guardian angel's pathway to a random reality, possibly realities, where everything worked out for the TGWTG crew, and the guardian angel.

The God in Roger's alternate future is the Nostalgia Critic
Even the Nostalgia Critic would've benefited from not existing. Of course, the present-Critic doesn't know about that.

Every single person on the site would have been benefited by the Nostalgia Critic's non-existence
  • Film Brain would be king of England.
    • I'm pretty sure by Matthews birth, half of Europe would have to die before he was next in line for the throne (No, not Britain, Europe).
      • Perhaps they dispensed with the monarchy, and Film Brain is the Prime Minister.
  • Todd in the Shadows would be the head producer, songwriter and ruler of the pop industry. And he'd have decent lighting.
  • Heart would be an awesome power.
    • Ma-Ti is still the same, though. Being the Butt-Monkey and all.
  • Fanficcers everywhere would ask themselves 'What Would Bennett the Sage do?'.
  • Dr. Insano would be renamed 'Dr. Sano' and go on to cure cancer and such with his alien robots, later becoming president of a now-Canada-less world.
    • Or never existed, as this timeline's Spoony isn't as prone to insanity.
  • Welshy would be married to Anne Hathaway.

Some things are far worse for people because of the Critic's non-existence
This is going both off the above and the special:
  • Angry Joe is admitted by darn near everywhere to be President Evil and nuked all of Canada. This also by extension kills JesuOtaku's (former) fellow DesuDesBrigade Member Arkada, not to mention billions of innocents. Plus who's to stay he won't, or hasn't already, bombed France and several other countries.
    • Oh and his presidency? Caused by murdering President Insano.
    • The "world peace in a week"? The world was so scared shitless at Angry Joe's firepower, they soon surrendered. They applauded because they were afraid Angry Joe would vaporize them.
    • And the world piece was shattered as(noted towards the bottom) Phelous, along with several of the remaining reviewers, attacks America, plunging it into another war to free it from Joe's grasp.
  • The Cinema Snob probably has a half dozen STD's from making porn instead of watching it and he will never be Happily Married.
  • Given the Chick's problems, while she remains a good director, her personal life will no doubt be in shambles in no time. And that whole section was big on the Stepford Smiler vibe.
  • Linkara has turned into an Ebenezer Scrooge-type Jerkass due to his power and wealth.
    • Harvey Finevoice, who was never found by Linkara, was shot to death by the Mafia.
    • Iron Liz is still working at Shacks and Gentry and will never meet Linkara.
    • Pollo is still in the closet at Linkara's parents' house, bitter and alone.
      • Which as a few tropers have probably guessed Leads to him becoming Mechakara, and conquering or at least trying to conquer the world.
    • Without Linkara to stop him, Lord Vyce will enslave our dimension.
      • Or worse, Lord Vyce would be stopped, but then no-one would know how to stop the Entity/Mssingno from becoming existence.
    • 90's Kid was shot dead by his landlord.
  • Spoony as the Critic has prevented several people from becoming reviewers. The only reason for Douchey loving him is because he does whatever his trolls say, which also led to his Breakup with Scarlett, and Burton being shoved back in the closet. As a result he's also the only person on the site, as he kept bumping anyone fans didn't like.
  • Todd is now one of the sleazy producers making the same shit he ridicules in reality.
  • MarzGurl is the Nostalgia Chick, but as a result has abandoned Anime forever.
  • Due to her now constant fear of getting bumped thanks to Spoony's occasional Orwellian censor tendencies getting channeled into pleasing the trolls, JesuOtaku leaves her old friends behind. Without her to provide a balance to the team, the site falls apart.
    • The one upside being Tsubake never got built.... but without the Brigade Prof became bitter without anyone to rely on, Vixen turned into a Small Name, Big Ego, Ark... was doing pretty good up until the whole blowing up with the rest of Canada thing. And Mal isolated himself from the world at large. As for the Brigadiers... nothing really happened to them, there wasn't a brigade for them to join but considering the rest of the Domino effect.
  • Bennett the Sage becomes President Angry Joe's Treacherous Advisor and manipulates him, helping Joe turn America into a Dictatorship and Evil Empire with time.
  • Paw will never form a cute OT3 with Todd and Roses and stay on his own.
  • Diamanda Hagan never gets into reviewing because of the Nostalgia Critic, and without an outlet for her more sociopathic tendencies, is even more cruel to her minions.
  • Phelous survived the destruction of Canada. However the nation's destruction filled him with rage, and Phelous is forming a terrorist cell to end America.

Quebec convinced Alaska to withdraw from the U.S. and become a part of Canada
Which is why Angry Joe had no qualms blowing it up along with the rest of Canada. It's also why he singled out Quebec.
  • Probably extends to much of New England too.

The Christmas special was a massive Xanatos Gambit by Lord Vyce
Linkara may be the champion of this universe but sooner or later Vyce would have to deal with Doug. Given that the Critic can beat the Angry Video Game Nerd, the man who killed Bugs Bunny with his bare hands, Vyce likely knew that even his powers would be trumped by cartoon logic of that magnitude. So he created the special as an illusion, with two possible outcomes in mind.

1. It would completely break the Critic's will/and/or drive him to suicide, getting him out of Vyce's way.

2. To plant seeds of doubt in Doug's mind, as a contingency in case Linkara manged to defeat him. As the Critic has traveled in time before, Vyce's plan is that eventually the events of the special will get to him.

In a fit of despair Doug will travel back and erase himself from existence. Without meeting the Critic Linkara will become the Corrupt Corporate Executive we saw in the special, never meeting Liz, Harvey or 90's kid or obtaining any of his equipment and powers, effectively undoing his defeat of Vyce. This will all culminate in the next anniversary special, where Vyce now rules our world, forcing Rob (Turned back into a Dinosaur as a punishment for opposing Vyce) and the Nerd will launch an effort to return the timeline to normal by trying to convince the Critic his life was worth living. The TGWTG crew will help or hinder them, as some will prefer their new lives and others will sell out to Vyce. Alternate Linkara will sell out to Vyce for profit, with Liz having to give him a "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight.

  • And God didn't fight back this massive alteration of reality? This implies three things:
    • Vyce can pull one over God Himself.
    • Vyce is immune to the effects of God, since he originates outside of His Creation.
    • Vyce is such a danger that God himself doesn't want to mess with him.
Either way, it brings new meaning to Linkara's statement that Vyce can kill gods.
  • Vyce got around the God problem by using the one thing that could stop him... Super Mecha Death Christ, whose still alive and kicking as he was no longer destroyed in the Brawl. Since the father, the son and the holy ghost are considred to be aspects of the same enitiy it would be impossible for God to oppose Death Christ since they are part of the same being, and nothing can oppose God's will. Just look at the Brawl, where Death Christ and Donkey Kong Jesus erased each other from existence because of the paradox of two parts of God opposing the other clashed with the infalibity of God's will. God opposing Death Christ would cause a similar reaction, forcing him to remain neutral.

Vyce will also form a Five Bad Band to back him up.

1. The Big Bad: Vyce himself obviously

2. The Dragon: Evil Linkara. Vyce will turn on Mechakara, seeing his plans for a machine revolution as a potential threat.

3. The Brute: President Evil Joe. Vyce knows Joe's an acomplished fighter as he played a major role in his downfall. Impressed by his ruthlessness in destroying Canada, Vyce will allow him to retain his position in exchange for acknowleging him as his overlord. In fact he'll keep his prescene unknown to the general public, as he'll use Joe as a proxy to carry out his bidding.

4. The Evil Genius: Doctor Insano. He'll also serve as The Starscream for Linkara.

5. The Dark Chick: Doctor Smith and The Nostalgia Chick. Smith will use his army of Spiders as Vyce's secret police, but given his woobie status he'll eventually realise how far things have gone and defect to the good guys. Its pretty obvious that all is not well in the Nostalgia Chick's seemingly idealic home life. Both her and her husband give off a Stepford Smiler vibe, and given his sociopathic nature it's not hard to see her going to the dark side. Worse still, she's secretly been using her career as a director to subtly indoctrinate the public to Vyce's and Joe's will. After his take over she'll become the Goebel to Vyce's Hitler, with only Nella holding her back from crossing the moral Event Horizon. Eventually she's shaken back to her senses when Vyce, in a moment of rage lashes out at Nella, prompting her to switch sides.

You're A Rotten, Dirty Bastard was a Test Of Character.
Not for the Critic, but for Roger. You see, God decided to train Roger for the rigorous job of being an angel. Due to the fall of Satan, all angels need a morality test. Since God was pissed off at the Old Versus New: Ten Commandments video(he took it as the Critic not thinking he was badass), he used the Nostalgia Critic as his target. Roger was unaware that the reality he visited was a world that was already vastly different than our own, and the Nostalgia Critic's non-existence didn't have anything to do with it. It was purposely made deceptively worse than the regular world(Angry Joe is President Evil, Nostalgia Chick is a Stepford Smiler, Linkara is greedy...). And in that reality Roger was God's best friend, and a dead ringer for His replacement. Through this, Roger's greed and self-serving nature was exposed. The Big Bad in Suburban Knights is the ultimate fate of Roger-banished to the mortal plane as punishment. Alterations in personality are due to Roger being reincarnated over the centuries.
  • Fridge Logic: Doug made the Christmas special solely so he could test if Orlando was a good enough actor to play the villain in Suburban Knights!

[[The Critic during "I Fucking Love Christmas" was actually Devil Boner]]Speaks for itself.

    The Room Review 

The seahorses are responsible for the disappearance of The Room reviews

Yes, the Nostalgia Critic exposed the seahorses' intentions to Take Over the World, so naturally the seahorses had to make the video disappear. The disappearance of Obscurus Lupa's review is just the seahorses covering their tracks, and making sure everyone will blame server problems, overzealous lawyers, or other problems. But we're on to you, seahorses! Thanks to the Streisand Effect, lots of people are going to see that video anyway. Your diabolical schemes will never come to fruition!

The Room reviews were taken off because...
  • Douchey McNitpick hacked NC's account?
  • Decade removed it?
  • The Seahorses removed it (see up)
    • Close! Copyright infringement. So they say.
  • The video left of its own accord to get something to eat HUH?

John from The Room Movie Dot Com will appear in Old VS. New: War Of The Worlds
It's been delayed thanks to The Room issue. Seeing as this video will require "Copyrighted Images" from TWO movies it's bound to piss off John, who just got a new job at War Of The Worlds Movies Dot Com. Perfect opportunity to eviscerate him again for The Room issue again.

The seahorses are able to conquer the world because...
The world peace resulting from Critic's review of Zeus and Roxanne means there is no longer a need for any form of military. The seahorses will attack after a generation or so of peace.

The Room holds the secret to stopping the Seahorses.
That's why even in their time the movie is banned. Wiseau was Obfuscating Stupidity, so no-one notices his fool-proof plan to defeating seahorses is in the movie's coding. He removed it because the seahorses were blackmailing him

The Seahorses are led by John from The Room Movie dot Com
And The Room is outlawed in the future so that no one will slander Tommy Wiseau's beautiful existence by watching him.

The Seahorses are actually benevolent rulers.
Hence why no-one has tried to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. The seahorses are peaceful rulers, and as such people have no problem with them. They were only after The Room because they have spent their time eliminating any bad movies. This is the reason why Future Critic created time travel-he needs to review them for his job.


Chuck Norris returns in Old vs. New: Ten Commandments vs. The Prince of Egypt
As Vengeful God. Not exactly happy that He chose love and peace God over badass God, and He and Mako still hasn't gotten over the Sidekicks review. He is also the father of Santa Christ and He's not pleased with fact that the Critic shot him in Kickassia.

Nostalgia Critic's gun is magic.
The Nostalgia Critic was able to do things like kill Santa Christ and shoot at people in a video and nearly kill them. He could even kill an angel. It is more subtle than Linkara's magic gun but it has powers beyond comprehension.
  • To add to this, I bet Nostalgia Critic bought his magic gun from the same place Linkara bought his.
    • Linkara's magic gun only works to protect him, because of the soul of a little girl. But Critic's gun has killed a lot of innocent people, including Mary Poppins, an angel, and Santa Christ. So whose soul is in there?
    • A segment of his own, hence why it appears out of nowhere when he need/wants it, because in a way it's a part of him.
    • No soul at all. It's the Speaking Gun from Simon R. Green's Nightside series. It can kill both angels and demons and destroys its targets by speaking their true names and removing them from existence. Also, it's sentient and takes over the will of those who use it. The eradications of Mary Poppins and Mickey Mouse, performed by a tearful Critic who just can't stop firing the Gun, tend to support this theory.

Will live. They can rebuild him. They have the technology.

General Zod will return for new videos around the holidays in 2011.
Because of the Awesome!
  • Sadly Jossed.
    • He will appear in the 4th anniversary special, however.

Critic has a thing going on with Maven
  • Three reasons: 1) the Chick's too interested in chasing something she can't have and Nella's not really his type. 2) Vampires (even wannabes) love pale flesh. 3) He had painful-looking hickeys on his neck in both Jungle 2 Jungle and Transformers III, who else would give them to him?

Scatman Crothers will become the new Mako
In Raiders of the Story Arc: Transformers, NC mistaked Jazz's voice actor, the late Scatman Crothers, for Bill Cosby because of how he sounded. He then proceeded to dub Jazz's line with an impression of Cosby. Obviously, fans of Crothers won't take this joke lightly and give NC some harsh emails, like when he made fun of Mako's voice acting in TMNT.
  • Jossed. It's been over a decade since that review and nothing of the sort has come up.

Crossover/To Boldly Flee timeline theory
The Maven's Count Chocula Review takes place after To Boldly Flee, considering the Critic's new Beetlejuice teleporting powers, but before the Chick's Cutthroat Island review, considering he is now a Muppet and talks to Chick again about succeeding him.

"Ma-Ti" was pissed off against Ted Turner because he chose China to represent Asia instead of India.

Future!Critic being able to build a time machine comes from his experience from merging with the universe.
  • During his experience in the Plot Hole, he was able to perceive the true nature of reality and how everything in the universe worked. Once he descended, he managed to retain at least some of that knowledge.
    • Or he just stole Insano's Hypertime toys.

The Demo Reel cast and studio will appear in the new episodes.
  • Unless Channel Awesome lost the studio Demo Reel was made in, the new episodes will take place there, so they can use the bigger space for more elaborate jokes.
    • The Review Must Go On shows us that the table that the NC sits down at is clearly not the one that is in Doug's basement, so that must be in the studio. Also Rob stated that Rachael and Malcolm will not be leaving Channel Awesome and both he and Doug are thinking of roles for them. So I would say this is confirmed
    • Well except for Jim Jarosz (Quinn) who, as an office worker of Channel Awesome (or so it seems) just went back to doing what he did before. He did The Odd Life of Timothy Green review's photoshop work.

What the Critic and Nerd were doing in Tokyo
We all know that both of them were in Unlimited Psychic Squad But what were they doing there?
  • They got into another fight, this time on the level of Peter and the Giant Chicken and wound up in Japan.
  • Critic even has a line. I suppose he took the crash course on Japanese before going there.
  • They didn't know the other was invited to the same anime convention in Japan and proceeded to duke it out for the last guest spot in the schedule.
  • They were going to review a bad anime movie, probably the Yu-Gi-Oh! one.

Critic hates The Mask TAS because it dedicated an episode to bashing Animaniacs
In his Son Of The Mask review, he takes a moment to insult and demean the animated series based on the original Mask film. Given his habit of fawning over Animaniacs, coupled with The Mask spending an entire episode insulting that very show…

There will be no Editorial on November 19th.
Like the Les Miserables review, the ending of the latest Commercials Special features a cliffhanger to what the Critic's next review will be (Man of Steel). For those who remember, in between the Les Miserables and The Last Airbender reviews, we got a "Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got As Kids" instead of the usual Editorial because Doug was busy with the latter. So judging from all that, Doug will probably be so busy with the Man of Steel review, he won't have time for another Editorial and will instead just do another mini Top 11 countdown list.
  • He had the excuse of a power outage then, so there probably will be something more than that.
  • Jossed. This week's NC video is an editorial on Has CGI Gone Too Far?

Either in the middle or end of 2014, he'll have filled up the Big Lebowski jar to the top
And he'll blow his money quickly.

If Malcolm ever has to be replaced with someone like how Rachel was replaced with Tamara, he will be replaced by Orlando Belisle Jr

  • Malcolm wasn't in the Daredevil review, and the part that was going to be played by him was played by Orlando.

The review on 10/21/14 will include a crossover with JonTron
How else would you explain JonTron appearing in-person for the 2014 Nostalgia-ween intro?
  • Jossed.
If the Nostalgia Critic hadn't reviewed Battlefield Earth and The Room during the pre-revival era, he never would have reviewed them
Doug does not like to review things if he thinks that everything that can be said about them has already been said.

After he reviewed Foodfight...
The Nostalgia Critic called upon his older self once again to go 1 million years back in time and leave the movie there so no one would find it, then returned to his own time. Unfortunately, the movie somehow remained untouched, and the place it was left at would eventually be the location of a geeky merchandise store. They put the movie up for sale and it was bought by none other than JonTron. Critic realized that he was responsible for Jon getting a hold of that copy of the film, and retrieved it from him. Rather than another overly complicated plan, the Critic decides to simply destroy it, having a nervous breakdown while doing so.

Ajit Pai will eventually be parodied in some form or another in a future NC episode.