Some characters are so deeply embedded in the pop culture zeitgeist that they're like an old sweater. Comfortable, familiar, and completely free of any surprises or secrets. Hold that thought. It turns out that creators have been keeping certain facts about their most famous creations to themselves, sometimes for years. But no more.

We did some digging into well-known characters' pasts and unearthed some truly surprising details. Such as:

Charlie Brown is not bald. When asked about the celebrated character's signature coiffure, Charles M. Schulz said he has hair, but it's so blond that

The Wizard of Oz has an actual name. According to L. Frank Baum, it's Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. CRACKED.CO

Sherlock Holmes should be dead. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was tired of the character and killed him off in The Final Problem. Fans were so outraged, ma


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Mickey and Minnie are totally married. Walt Disney said in 1934 that the couple is married in private life and depictions of them in other relations

The janitor on Scrubs is named Glen Matthews. The character reveals his name in the episode My Finale. His sincerity is questioned when an orderly c

Barbie isn't from Malibu. She's from Wisconsin. According to Barbie canon, she and the rest of the Roberts sisters moved with their grandparents from

Hermione Granger had buck teeth. Emma Watson was actually fitted with a prosthetic overbite to recreate the young witch's rather large front teeth,

Dino is a Snorkasaurus. His breed is revealed in an early Flintstones episode, where Fred and Barney hunt for the dinosaur. He can also totally talk.

According to his creator, J. Jonah Jameson's first name is Jeremiah. While it's never said in the comic, many assume it's John, the same as his father

Peter Pan is a selfish, amoral killer. Creator J.M. Barrie described the character as a villain, luring young children from their parents to become Lo

The crab in The Little Mermaid is named Horatio. His oceanic friends call him by last name, as in Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian.

Marty McFly was a criminal trespasser. Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale explained that Marty met Doc after breaking into the scientist's lab. Im

Hobbes doesn't magically come to life when Calvin is around. Nor is he just a figment of of Calvin's imagination. Bill Watterson explained that, like

Rey is the daughter of a Palpatine clone. The bombshell that Rey is the Emperor's descendant left many fans asking when he had time for a family. The
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