Hey everyone, so Adventure Time is over, and it’s quite a weird feeling for me.
The weeks leading up to the finale, I was feeling rather fine and content about the
end being at hand.
Even after I saw “Come Along With Me” a week early at a special screening, I was
mostly joyful and happy because I had a wonderful time and loved the ending.
But now that the series finale has officially premiered, now is when I’m starting to feel
a little despondent and like there’s a gaping hole in my torso starting to form.
I’m going to miss Adventure Time a whole damn lot.
So before I get all teary-eyed thinking about it too hard, let’s get on with this video,
in which I wanna talk about the visuals in the custom opening sequence of “Come Along
With Me” that features the Land of Ooo 1,000 years later.
And don’t worry, I am definitely going to make a lengthy review of “Come Along With
Me” as well; consider this video as a teaser – an appetizer before the main dish.
I should preface my breakdown by saying it will be highly speculative, simply because
we are given quite the glimpse into the world of Ooo 1,000 years into the future but with
no background information on how we got to a lot of the stuff we see.
The Adventure Time crew left a whole lot open to our own imaginations, and I’ll definitely
be relying on mine in this video to posit some speculations.
The new opening begins in an area heavily covered in mountainous ice, and the frosty
winterland that stretches on appears far more harsh and intense than the one featured in
the regular intro.
Normally, we would transition into the Ice Kingdom, whereas now it seems like we start
within it, and my interpretation is that the frost has expanded beyond the range it occupied
1,000 years prior.
I would attribute this expansion of ice to the new Ice King, formerly Gunter.
Gunter didn’t just wear the Crown, his wish also seems to have caused him to merge with
the Crown at least to some extent.
And we know how the Ice Crown can get when it becomes emotional.
[Farmworld Marceline: Then the horrible Crown, grieving its lost master, loosed a spasm of
magic so wild and crazy the entire earth was buried in ice for four hundred boring years.]
So perhaps Gunter-Ice King experienced enough pain and loss for snow and ice to overwhelm
the landscape moreso than in the Land of Ooo of the past.
For one, we know Ice King married Turtle Princess, but she’s mortal and would one day die of
old age, while Ice King’s lifespan is indefinite.
That’s one speculation that went through my mind of what could have potentially went
down; Ice King’s loved ones disappeared from his life over time and he wasn’t able
to deal with it.
The icy peaks looking like horrified screaming faces doesn’t exactly give me good vibes either.
In one of the giant slabs of ice is a prison-like room with pink hands gripping the bars.
Pink in Adventure Time should of course would make one think of gum – could this perhaps
be Aunt Lolly?
I don’t know.
I really doubt it’s Princess Bubblegum, but this whole scenario certainly does remind
me of early Adventure Time back when the Ice King’s schemes revolved around kidnapping
princesses, so this image does elicit rather unpleasant emotions from me, even if the identity
of the person remains a complete mystery.
Another unknown character is this person atop the giant stone duck that appeared in the
episode “Evicted” all the way back in season 1.
While the backpack and sleeping bag combo is associated with Simon, the backpack’s
design does differ from Simon’s, so it’s not outright confirmation that Simon is alive
1,000 years later.
There’s of course also the question of whether Simon should age regularly and die from old
age now that he’s free from the Crown’s influence, but, well, we don’t really know
how that works – magic isn’t always clear-cut in Adventure Time and there’s probably other
ways to attain immortality or extend one’s lifespan in the Adventure Time universe.
But yeah, I don’t really have a good guess as to who this mysterious character searching
for something might be.
I also don’t recognize the rune-like marking on the monocular, but if anybody does, please
inform me where you’ve seen it in the comments.
There’s a walled off city with a tube stretching far into the sky, and cargo trucks driving
When zoomed out, the insignia sort of reminded me of a G, similar to Gumbald’s insignia,
but after seeing the zoomed-in version I think the similarity is pretty superficial and I
doubt there’s any sort of direct relation between the two.
This city is occupied by… pups!
The distant descendants of Jake and Lady Rainicorn.
I think the tube is a launch pad into space, perhaps supplying colonies on other planets
In “Graybles 1000+” we see some of these “pups” engaged in a space wedding, and
while their lineage isn’t immediately obvious while they’re inside the space suits, it
does become very apparent when we see their full body.
They clearly possess Jake’s eyes and the jowls making the biological lineage kind of
hard to deny in my opinion.
But if you do need more evidence, they also speak Korean.
Jake and Lady’s descendants seem to have become a space-faring society as well as having
a prominent presence on Earth.
Jake’s pups mature super quickly and have a variety of powerful abilities, so it makes
sense for their genes to spread far across the world over time.
They might just be the dominant life form of the future, fancy that.
Okay, so here’s a very interesting character.
That’s Charlie’s son that she saw in her visions in the episode “Daddy Daughter Card Wars."
He must have attained long life or immortality to still be kicking around after 1,000 years,
and I bet the gemstone in his eye has something to do with that.
Now, here’s something cool, Steve Wolfhard actually created a bunch of pup designs, and
his notes lead to an entire plotline around Gibbon, the Pup Kingdom, and Beth.
And y’know what?
I actually think that’s an interesting enough topic to warrant its own video, so look forward
to that next, we’re going to going to flesh out the future of Ooo a bit using some supplemental
materials from Steve Wolfhard.
So, Gibbon fires at the Ice King, which does illustrate that the Ice King is at best a
nuisance, but at worst a threat to the Kingdom’s safety.
Next, we see massive stone monuments, now decrepit and lying in ruin, of Finn and maybe Jake.
The Finn monument is clear as day; you can make out his iconic hat and backpack.
The maybe Jake one is a bit harder to figure out, but I think these are supposed to be
his legs, and that his tail.
While Finn’s legacy may be a forgotten relic of the past, at least for some time, Finn
was acknowledged as a hero of Ooo, and a gargantuan statue was made to honor him.
Now why do I keep saying maybe Jake?
Well, what’s interesting is that a destroyed slab of stone doesn’t read Finn and Jake,
but Finn and Jermaine.
At least I have to assume that’s Jermaine’s name, what else could it possibly be?
So that raises a ton of questions that I don’t have answers to.
It’s such an open-ended mystery.
Also, perhaps these aren’t merely monuments, maybe they’re enormous tombstones?
Just something else to think about.
There’s so many countless possibilities here, I don’t even know what speculations
to propose, so I’m gonna move on.
A fire creature riding a tank shoots at some kind of slime creature and a two-headed duck
with a jetpack.
The two-headed duck is probs a descendant of the two-headed duck we see in the regular intro.
One of the pups in a space suit is spying on the cabin that used to be Marceline’s
where Beth and Shermy now live.
I’m gonna talk about this more in my future video on Gibbon.
And in this cabin that was formerly Marceline’s, we can see the “world’s greatest uncle”
mug, which implies that Bonnie and Marcy probably lived together for some time in this cabin.
I’m not sure why else it would end up there.
Heyo, here’s the ruins of the Candy Kingdom as we see at the end of “Lemonhope.”
The Candy Kingdom apparently became far more metropolitan before eventually falling to demise.
That mystic tree at the center no longer has its foliage, which is quite sad, and I of
course then have to wonder what happened to Neddy.
The lumpy person in the background might be Lumpy Space Princess’ descendant, since
she does have the star on her face.
Shermy and Beth ride Sweet P!
And he’s massive, an absolute unit.
I didn’t realize it was him in the intro until after we see him towards the end of
I gotta point out his facial hair reminds me a lot of Pendleton Ward – I wonder if
they deliberately styled it after him.
But yup, we’re at the final scene of Shermy and Beth fishing in a pond by their cabin,
joined by that two-headed jetpack duck.
So this was a very intriguing intro that packs so much mystery and raises far more questions
than it answers.
Originally, I was going to jump into the whole Gibbon discussion within this video, but in
the process of making it, I decided to split the topics up.
So that’s where I’m going next, look forward to some supplemental lore on the pups of the
future, and after that, it will be my review of “Come Along With Me.”