5 Votes in Poll
5 Votes in Poll
Many people understandably want to know whether Disenchantment is set in the past, another world, or one similar to ours, and whether it can crossover with The Simpsons and Futurama in any way.
The answer is actually surprisingly simple: it is all of the above, and therefore the chances of it crossing over are slim to none. The reason for this is that it is set in a parodical past (parody of medieval Europe/Britain) and so in that sense it is a world similar to ours, but it is also a world imbued with magic and fantasy elements, and so it is a very different type of world entirely.
In the language of tropes, Disenchantment is a FANTASY KITCHEN SINK [ allthetropes.org/wiki/Fantasy_Kitchen_Sink. ] What this means is that it incorporates as many myths, fairytales and mythical creatures as it can. This combination of disparate elements leads to confusion (of the audience) but also the characters. This is lampshaded by an unnamed character who, in a clever piece of writing, complains about the confusion which results from living in a fantasy world:
From ep 4:
Home owner: Hey! You can't park on my lawn!
Viking: My flaming arrow says I can.
Home owner: You've got a talking flaming arrow?
Viking: What? No, it's just a regular arrow.
Home owner: Well I'm sorry. Things get confusing IN A WORLD WITH OCCASIONAL MAGIC AND CURSES. AND WHILE I AM A FAN OF SUCH WORLDS, I JUST FEEL SOME MORE CLEARLY SET OUT RULES FOR WHAT CAN AND CANNOT HAPPEN WOULD HELP - erghhh [shot with the arrow].
Viking: He says it's ok to park here.
Perhaps such worlds allow for crossovers with other types of worlds (through dimensional portals and such) but it would be up to the discretion of the writers to determine this - to set out more clear rules - and is so far not guaranteed.
NB: if the wording used here is similar here to the linked website that is because I wrote the article on allthetropes.