Weird Reasons Major Characters Are The Way They Are

It might be tempting to think that, when they need to come up with a new character, creative types sit down, think carefully, and then write a detailed description of the character. This is not the case. Weird inspirations and accidents can play just as big a role as anything in the creator’s mind. Take a look:

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Cartman's mom is easy because Trey Parker was bitter. She was based on Liane, his college fiancee, who cheated on him before dumping him. so she calleSource: 5 Famous Characters You Didn't Know Are Based On Real People

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The scientific career of Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes is taken from a real scientist. Apparently, Moriarty- -who presents himself as an accomplished Source: 5 Famous Characters You Didn't Know Are Based On Real People

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Betty Boop was just a ripoff of a big movie star. She looked just like Helen Kane, and even ripped off Kane's boop oop a doop line. So Kane sued BooSource: 5 Famous Characters You Didn't Know Are Based On Real People

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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 difSource: IGN

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Fonzie rode a motorcycle because that was the only way he could wear a leather jacket. Network executives thought a leather jacket made the wearer looSource: 4 WTF True Stories Behind the Traits of Famous Characters

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Donald Duck exists thanks to cricket. According to industry rumors, when newspapers described legendary cricketer Donald Bradman being out for a duckSource: 4 WTF True Stories Behind the Traits of Famous Characters

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An architect was the inspiration for Egon Spengler. On the front page of an architectural journal, Harold Ramis saw a photo of a man with wire-rimmed Source: Esquire

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Darth Maul has an earring because his actor, Ray Park, didn't take it off. Park went into makeup with his earring in and, after he was done, saw GeorgSource: Emertainment Monthly

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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

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Princess Leia's buns were inspired by Mexican revolutionaries. George Lucas wanted to create new and different fashion, so he went with a kind of SouSource: TIME

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Bill Clinton inspired Gus from Breaking Bad. When Giancarlo Esposito met Clinton, he says Clinton would make everyone feel like they were the only peSource: The Hollywood Reporter

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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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The Simpsons' Marge was supposed to be a big rabbit. MATT GROEIJG She has that massive hair to hide her rabbit ears- Matt Groening's original plan wasSource: 4 WTF True Stories Behind the Traits of Famous Characters

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Supreme Leader Snoke's design was partly based on Peter Cushing. Designed lvan Manzella was inspired by Cushing's cheekbones and profile (but he findsSource: Inverse

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Bruce Banner became David Banner because Bruce was too gay. Apparently, Kenneth Johnson, the creator of the 1978 The Incredible Hulk TV show, thoughSource: 4 WTF True Stories Behind the Traits of Famous Characters

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