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13 Insane Yet Believable Fan Theories About The Sims

Updated September 23, 2021 9.1k votes 1.9k voters 64k views13 items

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With time travel, zombies, different timelines, and an incomprehensible language, it makes sense that there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there about The Sims. From explaining the mysterious disappearance of Bella Goth, to trying to figure out why Sims are so intellectually challenged, each Sims theory works hard to explain the unknowns of the game.

The problem is, a lot of things don't really make sense in The Sims universe. This makes it incredibly easy to come up with theories, but increasingly hard to support them. That being said, it also makes theories pretty hard to disprove. As a result, The Sims fan theories are often highly convoluted, but not entirely impossible.

Keep reading to see if any of these Sims fan theories even come close to making sense.

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    Bella Goth Was Abducted by Aliens

    This is probably the most popular fan theory in The Sims franchise. The disappearance of Bella Goth from The Sims 2 is obvious, but never actually explained. There are other characters who pop up looking like her, and one that even has her name, but none appear to be the original Bella Goth.

    The most popular explanation is that she was abducted by aliens. There are even kids in the game who mention their fear of alien abduction, suggesting that is what happened to Bella. Aliens aren't the only theory, though. There's also speculation that she may have been murdered.

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    The Tragic Clown Drowned in His Own Tears

    The Tragic Clown is an odd part of The Sims series. In The Sims 3, he's buried in the Sunset Valley Graveyard where his ghost roams. The fact that his ghost is blue indicates that he drowned. The problem is, the Tragic Clown has the hydrophobic trait, meaning that it is highly unlikely that he would drown. Because everyone is mean to him and he is often crying, many people have surmised that he drowned in his own tears, a tragic death that would be appropriate for such a sad clown.

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    There Are Two Timelines at Work

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    The overarching timeline of The Sims franchise is anything but straightforward. This fan theory suggests that there's a timeline split right before the events of the second and fourth games. In one timeline, Bella Goth was abducted by aliens, in the other, she wasn't. This explains the absence of Bella in The Sims 2 and her reappearance in The Sims 4.

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    The Crumplebottoms Are Behind Everything

    Throughout The Sims franchise, you get the feeling that one group of people must be in charge. One theory is that the Crumplebottoms are actually behind everything. They're a rich outsider family, all of whom have some serious connections. Plus, Agnes Crumplebottom consistently defies death throughout the series.

    If there is an all-powerful family in The Sims, the Crumplebottoms are the safe bet.

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