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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