26 Characters' Signature Traits Hush-Hush Origins

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It's natural to assume that famous characters are the way they are because of Serious Artist Reasons. Or even Craven Merchandising Reasons. But it turns out, more often than not, the most famous quirk a character is known for is there because of some stupid, random, weird thing.

Here's a collection of character traits that just ... happened.

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Janine Melnitz's sassy glasses were a Hlast minute-addition, GHSSTBUSTERS Without much warning, Annie Potts was thrown into a scene on her first day o

Marge Simpson has huge hair because she was originally going to be secretly rabbit. a Matt Groening had planned to reveal that Marge was hiding rabbit

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26 Characters' Signature Traits Hush-Hush Origins

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Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs doesn't talk because Disney couldn't find a voice actor they liked. Their original idea was for Dopey to talk

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Tolon Brown, son of Arthur creator Marc Brown, asked his dad to tell him a bedtime story about a weird animal'. Arthu RAODCONE Thinking alphabetical

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The Kellogg rooster exists thanks to a play on words.... in Welsh. Kellogg's CORN FLAKES ORAOT The Welsh word for rooster is ceiliog, which has a

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Timmy Turner, protagonist of Nickelodeon's The CRACKEDOON Fairly OddParents, wears an iconic pink hat, which often serves as the subject of ridicule t

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CRACKEDC COM Tina Belcher's distinctive low voice is because she was originally going to be Bob's oldest son, Daniel. BOB'S BURGERS umn While in devel

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Crash Bandicoot only exists in its present form because of the Station One limitations. The console could not handle too many enemies at the same time


CRACKEDcO Harry Potter wears glasses because J.K. Rowling wore glasses as a child. She was annoyed that none of the heroes in the books she read ever

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Vault Boy, Fallout's mascot, was based on the Monopoly board game mascot... Who was in turn based on the robber barons of the 19th century. CRACKED CO

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& Gromit hllace& Nick Park originally intended for Gromit to be a cat, but thought it was easier to make a dog with clay. As he put it, you can roll

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CRACKED COM DOCTOR WHO Time Lords were given the ability to regenerate because of the First Doctor's illness. When William Hartnell began developing h


SONC E HEDGEHOG Why is Sonic the Hedgehog a hedgehog? Originally they were going to have a rabbit, but as he went faster and faster, they realized it'

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24's Jack Bauer keeps shouting Damn it! because that was the only option. The creators needed to have him yell something when he's angry, but anythi

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D The reason Goky from Dragon Ball Z has blonde hair when he transforms into a Super Saiyan is because while making the comic book, it was incredibly

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out as a joke. One day in 1983, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird doodled a parody of hot comic book trends back

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Darth Maul got his facial patterns because his designer was trying to fix his mistakes. Designer lain McCaig was having trouble with a concept drawing

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The Boos' shy but scary personality is based on one of the Super Mario developers' wives. The wife of developer Takashi Tezuka was normally a quiet pe


CRACKEDcO HAPPY DAYS Fonzie's famous ayyyy came about due to Henry Winkler's dyslexia. He struggled to learn lines SO he'd say ayyyy in lieu of di

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Why is Silent Bob silent? According to Kevin Smith, it is because Jason Mewes talks. A LOT. I was like we could have a buddy that stands there, who's


CRAGKEDOON The Simpsons have their iconic looks because matt Groening believes that cartoon characters Should be recognizable from a Silhouette.

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Link from The Legend of Zelda got his name because he was supposed to travel to the future. According to Miyamoto, the Triforce fragments were origina


In The Little Mermaid, Ariel got her red hair to set her apart from Splash's Madison. She was originally meant to be blonde, but five years earlier, S

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CRACKED COM Ellen Degeneres inspired Dory's most recognizable trait even before she signed on to portray the forgetful fish. Finding Nemo director And

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R2-D2 was named after something a film crew member blurted out. George Lucas and his crew were looking for 'Reel 2, Dialogue 2' of his movie THX 1138,