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Sam and Max Season 3 Ending Theory

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I believe that the Max that appears out of the time traveling elevator at the end of The City that Dares Not Sleep comes from an alternate timeline, more specifically the one seen at the very beginning of The Penal Zone, before General Skun-ka'pe looks into the future and alters that timeline. This opens up a few possibilities for that timeline. For instance, the devil's toybox was only uncovered in the first place as a result of the altered future when General Skun-ka'pe was trying to kill Sam and Max from his ship, unveiling the entrance to the other tunnel where it and the skeletal remains of Sameth and Maximus were located (along with the projector and reels). From here there are two possibilities, 1: the devil's toybox isn't discovered at all, or 2: Papierwaite somehow makes his way into the tunnel, discovering and stealing the toybox without Sam and Max discovering it first. Either way, the important part is this; since the power supply for the new Penal Zone wasn't hooked up to the toybox in the this timeline (also since the original is never destroyed), whatever happens to it, General Skun-ka'pe is never able to break free again. There's so much more to this whole thing but I just wanted to get 1 main idea across. What do you think?
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  • It's already been explained in the ending itself - the second Max is from Season 2. You know, the ones who stole the time machine from you when you got to the past, causing a paradox that two Sams and two Maxes now exist. Well, now there's only one Sam too, because the second Sam also transformed into a giant monster and had to be killed.
  • But how, then, could the second Max get back from the parallel universe?
  • By time elevator, obviously. If it helps, some people speculate that the second Sam & Max were never in a parallel universe but instead have been doing their own thing in the same universe all along.
  • If it helps, some people speculate that the second Sam & Max were never in a parallel universe but instead have been doing their own thing in the same universe all along.
    Which makes sense, because they survived Season 2 and all that. Why would they be in a parallel universe?
  • That's true! But then how come we never saw the Electromagnetic Sam?
  • That's true! But then how come we never saw the Electromagnetic Sam?
    Because we were busy with the Cthulhu Max :p Also, considering that the other S&M pair was time travellers, it could happen at a different time period. Also, even if it was at the same time period, it could happen in a different city. Also, it's Sam & Max, it's part of the joke that we never saw ES :p
  • .... and so he could've been on the other side of town! Of course! It all fits!!
  • FrankT;625279 said:
    .... and so he could've been on the other side of town! Of course! It all fits!!
    Yep, seeing as it's Sam & Max we're talking about, it all probably just happened in some other neighbourhood :D
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