We are all aware of Sid from Toy Story. He the little child, who tormented his toys by subjecting them to eccentric experiments. Probably an adolescent while he pulled up the livid act of setting the toys on fire and then pull them apart and then merging them with other toy parts. The kid was insane. The giant baby head on the metal legs is an unforgettable memory. In fact, just go out on the limb and say, he was a terror.
The cynics will probably dismiss his deranged behavior quoting his lunatic side did not cause any harm to live beings. But Hey! Guess what? The toys in the movie have feelings and you cannot stop the audience from siding them over the maniac who did nothing but try to deform them in the most heinous way possible. He learned his lesson at the end of course when the toys decided they won’t take it anymore.
The last we see him is when Woody warns him to “play nice” and he runs while screaming on top of his lungs.
Enter Garbage man, from Toy Story 3!
If we believe the rumors being spewed by ardent fans, Sid probably grew into Garbage man in the third installment of the franchise. And the main indication of the fact is the Skull T-shirt that he wears. Its Pixar- every little detail means something.
Most people would say Sid becoming a garbage man as an adult was karma returning to him in the most practical way. He treated toys like trash. He might as well learn to respect the trash. And as a result, he ended up making a living out of it.
Reddit user Londongarbageman gave an elaborate explanation to back the theory. Here it is:
“In Toy Story 1 Sid is confronted with the horrifying revelation that his toys are alive. 15 years later in Toy Story 3 we see that Sid has become the local Garbageman. Now being a garbageman has one of the biggest perks that you may not have realized. We find things. Lots of things,”.
The user who claims to be a garbage man himself spoke about the toys he retrieved from the trash including Barbies, Legos and Nerf guns. He went on to suggest that Sid accepting the job of a garbage man was his way of redeeming himself in response to the suffering he put the poor toys through.
“Now, let’s imagine you’re a guy who just learned that inanimate objects are alive. What job would you get? Sid isn’t f–ked up and working a crappy job. He’s trying to save them. He is trying to save the toys. He picked one kind of job where you can rescue those things. And Sid is uniquely equipped to fix those toys that he finds that are broken. He’s pretty damn creative.”- he added!
Sid’s job was his wrongdoings coming back to him. He chose a profession that would mean doing exactly the opposite of what he did as a child. Save the toys! He is not even happy doing that job.
Although if you think about it, fate isn’t exactly a curse. It may not be a glamorous job, but at least he is doing something good for the toys that are disposed of. The predator is now the benefactor! How poetic is that! This seems like a more fulfilling explanation for Sid’s story.