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Popspiracy: Bird Boy and the Dream Machine

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver SwordEnjoy!

Heya, Poptropicans, it’s Silver Sword! Been a while, huh? Last time I shared on the blog, it was in February of 2020! However, this post isn’t about me. This time, I wanna bring up a Poptropica-related theory.

At the end of the revised Monster Carnival Island, Edgar says the next destination for the carnival is Super Villain Island. The same island where four of Poptropica’s most infamous villains were being kept in sleeping chambers. Why on Earth would the carnies be heading there?

Besides the apparent subtext that Bird Boy is caged to be shipped off to the prison at Super Villain, could something else be going on?

Then it hit me: the dream machine. Even though it was partially destroyed at the end of the main island quest, it was still functional. (Spoiler: That’s actually how Zeus was able to be contained in the first place!) There could be parts left over from that machine that would be of use to Bird Boy, aka Ringmaster Raven.

And Raven would be interested because he too has a machine that can control minds. And unlike the machine on Super Villain, I don’t think the one from the circus out of commission just yet. Taken apart for travel, maybe, but not damaged like the dream machine from the prison has been. And with both machines being mind-control related, at least some pieces from each machine might fit together.

You may have convinced Bird Boy to become your friend, but he may still have his original viewpoint on the rest of Poptropica…

I hope you guys enjoyed my little Popspiracy theory. It’s not too far-fetched once you look at the evidence, and having Super Villain Island return would be divine — it’s one of my three all-time favorite islands, tied with Night Watch Island and Virus Hunter Island. 

Slash on, Poptropicans! 

– Silver Sword


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Silver Sword. If you did, you might also enjoy his My Place in Poptropica story.

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5 thoughts on “Popspiracy: Bird Boy and the Dream Machine”

  1. Thanks for publishing my Popspiracy theory, Slanted Fish! It feels good to be back on the blog after so long…

    (FYI, the title of the post is a nod to Bendy and the Ink Machine, in case any of you were wondering. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up.)

      1. Its lovely! I really like it because it reminds me of my first island i played! Speaking of islands, my flashpoint worked, but whenever i import my island progress of my dd acc, it does bring the character and all but it says i’ve not created an acc. Is there any way to bring new pop’s progress back to flashpoint?

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