Hey guys! HPuterpop, Samwow5, and I have decided to start a new series together, called Behind the Scenes Overview & Theory. We thought that it would be best to take all the knowledge that we can gather from behind-the-scenes (BTS) Poptropica files/coding and compile them together in one simple-to-find place. Plus, with three minds thinking at once, a more spot-on theory is sure to come out. 🙂
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)
Overview of evidence
To kick off the series, let’s start with an island soon to be: PoptropiCon (Ep. 1: Line Forms Here). We have circled/boxed certain things in red in each picture that we think are important/just want to mention. Click to enlarge all the images.
If you’ve been keeping up with PopCon sneak peeks, you’ve probably seen the background above before. The window that has been circled are noticeable in both pictures. It looks as if we, or someone else, breaks in or out of the building. The “Thor” advertisement is circled because dialog related to it is shown further into the post.
This was also found, possibly representing a fight of sorts. The “glass breaking noise” might be from the window in the pictures above.
Now for some dialogue.
As you can see, this is why the “Thor” advertisement was circled before (Bucky Lucas plays him in a movie). Other things that we found connections to were a Fremulon mask and the time of a cosplay contest (more on that below). Now, all of this dialog is from Poptropicans waiting in line for the bathroom. Why do we want to get into the bathroom ASAP? The boxed text in this next picture may explain why.
In this image, you can see that the cosplay contest begins at noon.
Here, we can see where we get the Fremulon mask, earning it by speaking Fremulon. We also wanted to box the dialog about pizza and costume creation because we found image connections.
The pictures speak for themselves, aside from the squid mask. That was circled simply for the fact that this island is definitely going to be filled with cool, customizable objects/outfits.
Hmm… a selfie? A wizard? Sounds familiar…
Yep, that looks about right. Plus, it seems that we have already met this man by the bathroom.
It looks like we need a ticket for some reason, huh? Could we have been looking for the “Power Amulet” in the bathroom?
Here we go, the final facts. There are a lot of guards/bouncers around, along with VIP sections and long lines. But why would we need a catapult? o_o
PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!
Yes, we can’t forget the island synopsis that has been given to us. It definitely backs up our conclusion…
Based on the evidence above, we have more or less agreed on this concluding theory:
We don’t have a ticket to PoptropiCon and need to get in. By helping the people around us, we either manage to get a ticket, get progressively closer to the front of the line (although it’s a bathroom line, so… XD ), or use a catapult to bust in through a window. There are a lot of guards around, presumably because a few famous people are inside.
I know, I know, not the deepest theory out there, but it’s the best we got. Besides… it look like PoptropiCon is right around the corner! 😉
~SD, HP, and SW5