We all have a mental image of classic monsters and villains, but not all of them arrived fully formed to haunt our dreams. Many bad guys have evolved into the cultural touchpoint they are today. Here are 11 monsters with very different origins. 

King Kong's Ever-Changing Size

King Kong keeps getting bigger The 1933 movie has King Kong at only 18 feet to 24 feet tall. In 2021's Godzilla vs. Kong he stands at 335 feet. CRACKED.COM

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The Phantom of the Opera's Physical Apperance

The Phantom of the Opera was basically a corpse In the original novel, Erik is described as skeleton thin with basically just human skull for a head ... sunken yellow eyes and no nose. Hardly Gerard Butler in a half-mask. CRACKED.COM

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The Wicked Witch of the West's One Eye

The Wicked Witch of the West had only one eye. In the 1910 book, she isn't described as having green skin but, instead, as SO wicked that all the blood in her body dried up long ago, along with one eye with special powers. CRACKED.COM


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