#5: Lion King: The Drought
In The Lion King, when Simba returns to the Pride Lands after many years away, he’s shocked to see that the place has become desolate and barren under his uncle’s rule, and most viewers never give it a second thought, assuming Scar is at fault. This fan theory asks, what if the drought was caused by Simba, the rightful king, leaving and taking away the rain?
Of course, the more scientific explanation would be that Scar allowed the hyenas to ravage the lands, scaring away all the animals and destroying the ecosystem. But personally, I like the other explanation better. It’s more magical and also ties in with Simba’s character arc better: by choosing to take his rightful place as king, he restores the land in more ways than one.