26 Characters & Performances That Were Total Ripoffs

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Insufferable people love to point out that there's nothing original in the world, and that everything's derivative. The thing is, not only are they right -- they're actually understating the problem. It turns out a lot of famous characters, movies, and even complete personas are ripped off in their entirety from someone or something else.

We'd like to think it's inadvertent, but it's pretty hard to ignore the incredible similarities between things like ...

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