The first season of 13 Reasons Why has been over for about four months now but we are still not going to stop talking about it! And fans are continuing to make various theories about the characters and different scenes that we have seen during season 1. But, one theory has been completely shot down by a star of the show.
A theory has gone around saying that Tony Padilla (Christian Navarro) is a ghost. According to fans, Tony does not really fit into today's generation, especially the typical high-schooler. For one thing, he has a completely retro style, from his clothes' to his hair, and even his car! On the other hand he seems too wise to be a teenager, and he is too quick to show up wherever Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) goes, which seems as though he kind of teleports..yeah.
Thus, fans created the theory that tony is actually dead, and what we see is his ghost talking to Clay and following him around. Or, he is simply a figment of Clay's imagination. But, this theory kind of falls apart as we see Tony talking to other characters of the show. Therefore Clay is not imagining him, and he cannot be a ghost (unless he appears to only certain high school students).
Unfortunately, the actor who plays Tony - Christian Navarro said that theory, is pretty much ridiculous. He told EliteDaily "There was a big [theory] that was like, Tony's a ghost. And I was like ‘Watch the show, man. There's no way. I interact with everybody; Tony's a real guy.' That one was a little bit of a stretch to me. Sometimes these fan theories are incredibly impressive and ahead of the curve and shock me, but that was not one of them. It would be amazing, but no."
So, there you have it. Tony is a real human teenager.
In addition to that theory, another has been dismissed recently by the actor who plays Alex Standall - Miles Heizer. He said that Tyler was not responsible for shooting Alex, and he did in fact, shoot himself.