>>103683398>That's gonna be remembered more than ol' Finn in the future as sad as that is.
Not to me it's not.
Adventure Time was fun, exciting, and could have been the next biggest hit since Spongebob. But even if it wasn't popular, it would still have been a fantastic experience of characters, setting, and especially tone. A show whose only goal is to create a sense of jolly adventure and action, easy to get into young or old, and tickles the imagination. That is the essence of a great cartoon, to be able to make peoples minds go wild with ideas.
If anything deserves to be thought of as AT canon it should have been and ended with Ward and Muto when they were working together, directing rather than passively accepting plots. Especially in Ward's case practically leaving and just giving a nod and an ok to scripts mailed his way.
What came after he left is just people who inherited the franchise and rights and put in their own ideas and stories. People who just happened to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right skills but aren't or ever will be Ward or Muto themselves.
Adventure time explicitly has a multiverse, and the comics themselves acknowledge that they are their own alternate universe as well. I consider the comics to be more worthy of canon than some of the later season material. Gata and Penelope are more real to me as Adventure time canon than the last episode.
The early seasons are what I'm going to remember of the show. Parts of the later seasons like the Islands was okay, but I hold no obligation to treat the later AT seasons Finale as the end all be all to what AT's story is or should be remembered for. We can only just imagine what Adventure Time would have been if Ward stayed to the show and directed it with his imagination, but I'm going to hold the Finale as having as equal weight as any story on fanfiction.net
. At least a few of those are more enjoyable to consider as an ending which is more than can be said of the Finale.