Now, when it comes to fan theories, there are a whole lot out there that seem able to completely redefine the way we look at a movie, or even an entire franchise - and a whole lot more besides that just...don't quite work.
What there aren't a whole lot of, though, are theories that are just so perfect, while also being completely impossible, that you simply can't help but fall in love with them.
This is one of those theories.
It comes from a Tumblr user going by the name Bluandorange, and their theory that...
Guardians of the Galaxy is Actually Just The Avengers Playing a Roleplaying Game
Yup, that's right.
It goes a little something like this...
The Avengers (along with Bucky, and the Falcon) are Playing a Space-Based, Table-Top Roleplaying Game
Which, seeing as they seem to love hanging out together in the movies, isn't as implausible as it seems.
Bucky's the DM (Dungeon Master)
Meaning he's in charge of what happens, and of getting the heroes to choose their characters.
Cap, Though, Decides to Mess With Him
As perfectly illustrated by Bluandorange...
So, Cap's Rocket Raccoon...
Because being a genetically-engineered raccoon with a gun fetish is definitely going to bug the hell out of Bucky.
The same way him being a technological super-genius will drive Tony Stark crazy.
Tony, Though, Plays to His Strengths...as Star-Lord
The cocky, sarcastic ladies man, who brings the team together (despite them all not liking each other all that much).
Which also totally explains why Rocket and Star-Lord spend most of the movie making fun of each other.
Black Widow, Though, Goes Outside the Box...as Drax
Opting for the super-strong, indestructible dude who doesn't get metaphors and is constantly on a rampage.
Somewhere in the corner of the room, reading a super-dense book, Bruce Banner is totally getting that joke.
Hawkeye, Meanwhile, is Every Guy You've Ever Played D&D With...as Gamora
Because of course he decides to be an edgy, beautiful, tough-as-nails green alien woman.
He might as well have made her a sexy elf who really likes Captain Kirk.
Thor Decides to Play Himself...and So Gets Made Into the Villain
I mean, why else would Ronan spend the whole movie playing with his giant hammer?
And, of course, Falcon Totally Has Cap's Back...as Groot
You can just imagine the look on Bucky's face as Sam turns to him and tells him he'll be playing as a giant tree that hangs around with Rocket all the time...and only ever says I am Groot. In a cheesy Vin Diesel voice.
Who then spends the entire game making perfect dice rolls, and driving Bucky up the wall.
And...that's officially my new favorite fan theory.
Nicely played, Bluandorange. Nicely played...
What do you guys think, though?
Love the Avengers/Guardians Roleplaying Theory?