14 Fictional Characters Named After Real People

14 Fictional Characters Named After Real People

Something that real and fictional people have in common is that (usually) they all have names. Sometimes they even have the same names -- either because their creators wanted to pay tribute to someone dear to them, or just because they were lazy. Whatever the case, these are the results.

Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

A Nightmare on Elm Street FREDDY KRUEGER WAS NAMED AFTER WES CRAVEN'S BULLY. As a child, Craven was tortured by a kid named Fred Krueger. (That's also the reason why the main bad guy in The Last House on the Left is named Krug.)

Source: The Take

Michael Myers in 'Halloween'

Halloween MICHAEL MYERS IS A TRIBUTE TO A BRITISH DISTRIBUTOR. The real Myers did a great job of promoting John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, so Carpenter thanked him by, uh... naming a vicious murderer after him? That's cool, we guess.

Source: The Guardian

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