21 Horrifying Origin Stories Of Famous Characters

Unless they're presented to us from the get-go, we don't often think about the origins of some of our favorite pop culture creations. For most of us, the characters we watched, or the rhymes we heard, or the characters we played in games were just sort of ... there. No explanation needed.

Unfortunately, though, there's an explanation for all of it -- and most of it teeters on the edge of boring to just plain bad. With the help of image wizard AuntieMeme, here are the worst offenders:

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YOUPROBABLYI Know SPIDER Mams RADIOAGTINE SPIDER STORY. BUT DID YOU Know HE WAS MOLESTED AS A CHILD? THE XUNGER COME EINSSTEIN! LET'E eoy WAs LONDUCT

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THE Tn WOODSMAN IS BABELOVED WIZARD OFOZCHARAGTER AND HE'S mADe OF TIN BECAUSE HE CHOPPED OFF HIS own LIMBS. He started out a flesh-and-blood woodcutt

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CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST SURe IS A HAPPY LITTITLE SPOOK BUT In HIS EARLY YEARS HE WAS SUICIDAL. Howtowin YE FRIENDS Love and YE PEOPLE In his first a

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BIRDO IS BARECURRING CHARAGTERO In manY NInTENDO GAMES. AND SHE'S A CROSSDRESSER. yvhich roughly translates to: [(MEDUM WEIGHT class It appears to be

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GOBOTS ARE JUST LIKE TRANSFORMERS. ExcePT THAT THEY HAVE HUmAnOID BRAINS. According to the Challenge of the GoBots animated series, a humanoid race ca

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CABBAGE PATCH KDS weRe THE MusT-HAVE TOY OF THE 1980s. AND IF THEY weREn'T BOUGHT, THEY'D BecomE SLAVES. According to a 1984 Christmas special, storyb

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RAINBOW BRITE IS ADORABLE ANd SWEET. AND SHE CAN COMMIT murder WITH HER RAINBOW. The Beginning of Rainbowland tells the story of how Rainbow Brite sta

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HELLO KITIY HAS been ADORABLY FELINE FOR 40 YEARS. BUT SHE'S NOT A CAT. ILLO KITTY suburbs of London with her ntS ond twin sisfer Mimmy, who is est fr

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POP, GOES THE WEASEL IS A nurserY RHYME And IT'S ABOUT BEING SO POOR YoU PAWN YOUR SUIT. HOCK YOUR.. WIGS LOCKETS G FALSE TEETH WITH GOLD FILIMS 25%

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WHAT CHILD WOULDN'T LOVE PaJ. SPARKLES? THEY'D BETTER LOVE HER, OR CHILDREN WILL SUFFER. The doll comes packaged with an animated movie in which P.J.

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THEWORLDOFOZIS MAGICAL AND IMAGINATE THE name, HOWever, IS STRIKINGLY mundane. The Winard G5z By L. FRANK BAUM Wifh Pictures by DENSIOW According to L

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ODIE Is GARFIELD'S GOOFY, DIM-WIITTED DOG FRiend. ANd HE'S been ABANDONED. WHAT'S YOUR DOG'S NAME OPIE B-10 C ODIE. A DOG NAMED ODIE... Odie originall

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SUpERMAN AND LOIS LANE ARE A TIMELESS RomAnce. AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE SHE REMINDS HIM OF HIS MOTHER. LANA LORI LEMARIS LANG LUTHOR LUMA LYNA BRAZEN HUss

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THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ARE LOVABLE GOOFBALLS. BUT THEY STARTED OUT AS TRAINED exeCUTloners. FOR ae THE IHIANE THAINES VAS. CAME GE. Av OLD.

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THERE WEREN'TANY RESERVOIRS OR DOGS In RESERVOIR DOGS. THE name comES FROM Quentin TARANTINO MOCKING A FRENCH movie. Before making movies, Tarantino w

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GUMYBRUSH THREEPWOODIS A BRILLIANTLYSILLYD NAME AND IT cAmE FROM A COMPUTER FILeNAmE. y name's Guybrush Threepwood, and I want to be a pirate! The -wa

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cubone IS An ADORABLE poKemon. AND IT WEARS THE SKULL OF ITS DEAD MOTHER AS A HAT. Cubonea16 .60 UC Headbutt 1O Bonemerang 20x THis attck does 20 tees

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CHUCK e CHEESEIS THE mouse MASCOTFOR KIDS, GAMES, & PzzA HE STARTED OUT A CIGAR- CHOMPING, PANTSLESS RAT. WHEW. IT TOOK you LONG ENOUGH... WAS RUWMING

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THREE BLIND mice, see HOW THEY Run. IS ACTUALLY ABOUT noBLemen executed BY BLOODY MARY. Some experts say the farmer's wife is a reference to Queen

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WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, BUGS IS An ODD name FORABUNNY HE ACTUALLY GOT HIS name BEcAuSE OF A MISTAKE. BUGS BUNNY MOOEL SHEET M.M.22. Animator Ben Bug

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EVERYONE KNows THAT RAGE MAKeS THE HULK STRONG. BUT THE THING THAT STARTED HIS FITS OF RAGE? CHILD ABuSE. NO CHILV YOUK AGE SHOLLD BE ABLE TO BUILD SO

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