Fictional characters don't spring fully-formed and market-ready from the minds of their creators. Just like real people, they have to go through an awkward growing-up phase to figure out who they are.

We have collected here for you the embarrassing adolescences of a bunch of them, brainstorm-induced acne and all:

Entry by T. S. Obiech

25 Characters Who Changed, Big-Time

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shrek was even uglier in early drafts. Perhaps other characters would have had less of a problem with Shrek had they seen what he didn't end up lookin

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Minions are carefully designed sources of irritation. It was a long process to pare the Minions down to the pill-shaped memes that populate Boomer Fac

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Megamind kinda looked like Galactus. A production sketch shows the f-aware villain as looking like the devourer of worlds, rather than just having a g

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The genie almost looked like a Jewish stereotype. Robin Williams' performance in Aladdin is peppered with Yiddish words. The original concept art was

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CRACKED COM Ursula was several marine creatures. ANE Everyone's favorite sea witch was a scorpion fish and a pufferfish, among other things, before se

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