POPGOES Arcade: Popgoes Lore Guide

Are you new to the artistic masterpiece POPGOES? Do you know nothing about the sweet, sweet lore? This DEFINITIVE guide will help you understand the true essence of this renowned franchise.

The LORE

1983
– Fredbear’s Family Diner is opened

Somewhere from 1983-1987
– Fredbear’s is closed for unknown reasons, at least in the Popgoes timeline
– The first Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria is opened
– Ronald Reagan is reelected as the United States president

1987
– The second Freddy Fazbear’s PIzzeria is opened
– Jeremy Fitzgerald is hired, but gets bitten by Toy Bonnie in an event known as the Bite of ’87
– Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, Jeremy’s favorite song, is released

1993
– The events of FNaF 1 occur

2002
– Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, giving him superpowers as he goes onto take on the persona known as Spider-Man
– Norman Osborn takes a prototype super soldier serum, causing him to go insane and take on the persona known as the Green Goblin
– The Green Goblin terrorizes the city of New York, his reign ending in a fight with Spider-Man
– Osborn dies after being impaled

2004
– When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with deadly metal tentacles
– Doc Ock blames Spider-Man for the accident and seeks revenge
– All the while, Spider-Man’s alter ego, Peter Parker, faces fading powers and self-doubt
– Peter accepts his responsibility as a hero and wins the fight against Doc Ock

2007
– Peter Parker and his girlfriend seem to finally be on the right track in their complicated relationship, but trouble looms for the superhero
– Peter’s Spider-Man suit turns black and takes control of him, not only giving Peter enhanced power but also bringing out the dark side of his personality
– Two supervillains, Sandman and Venom, rise up to destroy Spider-Man and all those he holds dear
– Getting over his past trauma, Peter seizes the day and defeats Sandman and Venom

2008
– Walter White is diagnosed with cancer
– Throughout the year, he cooks Crystal Meth with his former student, Jesse Pinkman

2010
– Water White dies as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
– Jesse Pinkman escapes his past trauma as he takes on a new identity in Alaska

2011
– On April 11, 2011, Yu Narukami arrives in Inaba to live with the Dojimas, consisting of his uncle Ryotaro and his cousin Nanako, for one year, as his parents are working abroad
– Just after his arrival, a TV announcer is found dead, her body hanging from an antenna
– Saki Konishi, the high school student who had discovered the body, is later found dead herself, hung upside-down from a telephone pole
– After Yu and his friends accidentally enter the TV world, a fog-shrouded realm filled with monsters called Shadows, which can only be accessed through TV sets
– They awaken their Persona abilities, realizing that the murders stem from attacks by Shadows, beings native to the TV world created from repressed emotions, and are able to rescue several would-be victims
– Mitsuo Kubo, a student from another high school who disappears following the death of Kinshiro Morooka, Yu’s foul-mouthed homeroom teacher, claims credit for the murders
– It is eventually learned that Kubo only killed Morooka and played no part in the other murders, having murdered Morooka simply to gain credit for the other murders
– Naoto Shirogane, a nationally renowned “Detective Prince” investigating the case, is also rescued and gains a Persona, and joins the group who learn that “he” is actually a girl who assumed a male identity to avoid the police’s sexism.
– Events come to a head when Ryotaro Dojima mistakenly accuses Yu of being involved in the murders after seeing Yu reading a threatening letter from the killer
– Nanako is kidnapped during Yu’s interrogation, leading Ryotaro to engage in a vehicular pursuit with the culprit, the chase ending as they both crash, the kidnapper escaping with Nanako through a television set in his truck, and the gravely-injured Ryotaro entrusting her rescue to the group
– The group tracks them down within the TV world as the culprit, Taro Namatame, attacks them
After defeating Namatame, both he and Nanako are taken to the Inaba hospital, during which the fog persists in the real world beyond the deadline, causing increasing panic among Inaba’s inhabitants
– When Nanako appears to die, the group furiously confronts Namatame, and a pseudo-Shadow Namatame appears on the Midnight Channel to goad the devastated and emotionally vulnerable group into throwing him in; as Yu, the player must help the others realize that Namatame is not the killer by pointing out the lack of a proper motive
– Upon being questioned by the Investigation Team, Namatame explains that his kidnappings were an attempt to protect those who appeared on the Midnight Channel from the killer, not realizing that the TV world was dangerous and that trapping them within was how the murder victims were killed, while also denying sending Yu any letters
– Upon looking over all of the evidence they have gathered, the Investigation Team determines that the real killer, and the writer of the threat letters, is none other than Ryotaro’s assistant, Tohru Adachi
– Having identified the culprit as Adachi, the party chases and locates him within the TV world
– Adachi explains that his actions were out of both boredom and the belief that humanity is better off believing what it wants, revealing that he tricked Namatame into throwing people into the TV world and observed the Investigation Teams subsequent rescues for his own amusement, and that he additionally threw Mitsuo into the TV world himself in order to ensure the “game” did not end prematurely; his claims are dismissed by the party as the rantings of a madman
– After fighting Adachi, he is controlled by Ameno-sagiri, a deity who reveals that the fog is harmful to people and will eventually cause humanity to fall into a permanent state of ignorance and transform into Shadows
– Upon its defeat, it agrees to lift the fog, congratulating the party on their resolve
– Defeated, the wounded Adachi agrees to assume responsibility for his actions and turns himself in

2023
– The events of FNaF 3 take place

2024
– The Popgoes Pizzeria is opened by Kane Carter
– Later this same year, Felipe “Phisnom” Moraga bombs the establishment, plunging the two parties into an event known as “The Popgoes Conflict”
– McDonalds launches the first restaurant in space

2026
– Kane Carter sends armed forces to invade Felipe’s territory, where Felipe has been waiting for him
– In a surprising turn of events, Felipe manages to recruit Carter’s army and learn where their base of operations was

2027-2047– After two decades of constant fighting, Felipe is assassinated by Jon O. Chrome, who afterwards is thrown in prison due to unrelated reasons
– Carter wins the war
– SpaceDonalds is blown up by the United States military

2050
– Lying on a hillside in the suburbs of the United Kingdom, Carter passes away, finally at peace knowing his life was not wasted

2061
– Carter’s grandson, Carlton Carter, opens a rift in the space-time continuum, causing the world to be stuck in a time loop between 1983 and 2061

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