We all love great characters. Without those, movies and TV are nowhere. All the plotting and joke-writing in the world won't save a ‘meh’ character. But many shows and movies have sure tried - we're sure you've slogged through a few and know what we're talking about.

But fear not, these are not those kind of characters - these are the types where you want to know more about them, not less. And that's just what we're here to do. We turned over the rocks of 15 characters we thought you'd like to know more about. And we present them here, sort of baseball-card style. 

Like we're sure you'd like to learn more about The Gimp from Pulp Fiction? Who wouldn't. And Jenna Maroney (from 30 Rock) grew up in Toilet Swamp Cove, Florida, under the name Ystrepa Grokovitz. Personally, we'd have rather she just stuck with that name. Here’s the full story, plus 14 others:

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