18 Characters With Over-The-Top Dark Backstories
Movie and TV characters are escapist fun, right? Creators can give them whatever fluffy, fun pasts they want to. Or they could leave things mysterious! That's also a choice. Then, later, we can all write fan fiction about how Luke Skywalker and Jean Grey met up during an accidental spaceship passing-by and hooked up. Or we can swing by our local Target and/or Mega Lo Mart and buy a bunch of action figures and take them home and make them all kiss. Movie and TV characters are fun!
But bizarrely often, creative types give their imaginary people heartbreakingly troubled pasts. Just like, really dark stuff. You think Miss Piggy is just a quirky lady? Haha, wrong! She was neglected by her mother! You think Mewtwo from Pokemon had a happy childhood? Come on, be serious! Because happy childhoods are... what? Boring? Overdone? Who knows. So we wind up with super-depressing stuff like: