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During my travels through happy happy pony land, I've came upon a very uncharacteristic background; the grave of Pancakes.

Who is Pancakes, and why is his grave in the land of endless joy, sunshine and dismembered unicorns?

Cropped screenshot showing a tombstone that says, "R.I.P. Pancakes"

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Currently, there is no reliable information or source about the tombstone inscription or its meaning.

Some people pointed out that the inscription is an anagram for "A Epic Prank" (however, missing the letter s), which could be seen as a reference to Trolling is a art: The purpose of this phrase is to troll people by getting them to correct it (example).

A collection of additional fun facts/easter eggs regarding Whimsyshire can be found here and here.

A little OT: Blizzard put some stuff into the game where the purpose of is not known by now, e.g. the Black Rock Ledger. There exist long discussions about it. Perhaps the tombstone will also turn out to be another clue to something bigger.

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If it is meant to be an anagram, you'd think Blizzard would use correct grammar (i.e. "An Epic Prank"). –  Alex Jul 8 '12 at 11:48
    
@Alex I know the grammar, but did you hear about "Trolling is a art"? I dare to say that this is used equivalently. Besides that, I gathered all information which is currently available regarding the tombstone. –  speakr Jul 8 '12 at 14:20
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If it's supposed to be an anagram, what happened to the "S"? –  Kotsu Jul 8 '12 at 16:28
    
"A Epic Pranks"? Madness. –  Koviko Jul 8 '12 at 16:39
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@Kotsu Yes, the s is missing as well. I edited my answer accordingly. –  speakr Jul 8 '12 at 16:57

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