Creed Bratton’s Disturbing Hidden Backstory You Totally Missed in ‘The Office’

The last person to do this disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton
Creed Bratton’s Disturbing Hidden Backstory You Totally Missed in ‘The Office’

What exactly goes on in the fabled land of Scranton, Pennsylvania when the mockumentary cameras are packed up and the crew goes home? We’re coming up on two decades of The Office, which means an ungodly amount of fan-hours have been spent developing all sorts of compelling conspiracy theories.

Some of the more intense theories center around Dunder Mifflin’s most mysterious pseudo-employee, Creed “You Ever Seen a Foot with Four Toes?” Bratton. Toilet wine connoisseur, scuba aficionado and… murderer? Is he just a confident blockhead who’s fried his brain with too much sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll? Or is there something more sinister brewing behind that vacant smile and thousand-yard stare?

On this episode of our video series CanonBall, our very own Jesse Eisemann compiles the established canon, deleted scenes and companion blog posts that prove Creed is a sophisticated criminal. He then dives into three specific fan theories that detail just how much blood is on his hands — there’s ample and compelling evidence linking him to the murder and butchery of low-level local criminals, random residents and even co-workers.

Creed’s not shy about his seedy past: “I’ve been involved in a number of cults, both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader.” A man who’s hooked up with famed cultist Squeaky Fromme, showed up to work splattered in blood and faked his own death at least once — that we know of — has got to have some skeletons in his closet.

So check out our compilation of Creed’s all-time reddest flags right here (or above). And if you’re looking to get tangled up in more red string, Pepe Silvia-style, check out the CanonBall episodes about which Power Ranger is the most cursed, how Dungeons & Dragons inadvertently fueled the Satanic panic of the 1970s and 1980s and the feminist terrorist organization that took on Mattel when they made Barbie canonically bad at math. Or dig a bit further back in the CanonBall catalog and let Jesse regale you with the hands-down most bizarre, idiotic, needlessly sensual stuff ever done to Sonic, Mario, Spider-Man and more of your childhood heroes. 

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