Creating a character is a thoughtful process. You not only have to figure out the physical qualities, but also the character's personality, quirks, preferences, and sometimes a trademark prop or look. Or you just name your cartoon duck after a bad game from a professional cricket player.

Creators take time and effort to develop a new character, but many people ask them “Where do you get those ideas?” Well, sometimes the place were those ideas were spawned is weird, odd, and shouldn't be touched without wearing a pair of gloves. Especially the part of the brain where Trey Parker invented Cartman's mom.

There are several reasons certain characters have their traits, some as complex as meeting Bill Clinton and wishing to emulate him or some as simple as “I just wanted to wear a leather jacket.” Take a look at some characters from throughout pop culture and learn why they are how they are.

Heath Ledger wanted to look like a Charlie Chaplin villain in The Dark Knight. In the jail scene where Batman beats him up, he wanted to look very dif
Source: IGN

Vincent D'Onofrio was channeling John Huston in Men in Black. He decided he'd make his character, the Edgar bug, pronounce words just like Huston did.
Source: Vulture

We see Marsellus Wallace with a Band-Aid in Pulp Fiction only because his actor had to wear one. Actor Ving Rhames had the Band-Aid to cover a cut on
Source: Vanity Fair

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