The backstory of Adventure Time explains the origins of the land of Ooo, how the world came to be the way it is, the Lich, and so much more. This post-apocalyptic world is beloved by people of all ages, primarily for this reason. This list is the absolute basics that explain most of it, as well as Simon and Marcy. Enjoy!
Season 2: This Mortal Folly/Mortal Recoil
Season 4: I remember You/The Lich
Season 5: Finn the Human/Jake the Dog; Simon & Marcy
These seven short episodes cover the Lich and the history of the earth. While they don’t all take place on the same timeline, the universes essentially have the same history, with only minor details being altered. More of the backstory is revealed in other episodes, and especially in the mini-series Islands which explains Finn’s origins as (mostly) the only human in Ooo.
What are some of your favorite episodes?
My Simon and Marcy tattoo with the nuclear explosion in the background.