Admirers of horror films are happy as Halloween reveals the classic scary movies. But there are lots of things that we do not know about some of the most renowned bad guys. The facts about each of these characters can be pretty shocking since they show a different part of the personas we thought we knew very well.
1 Harley Quinn was not The Joker’s first sidekick
Harley Quinn perhaps The Joker’s most well-liked sidekick, but she wasn’t the first. A small clown named Gagsworth A. Gagsworthy also known as Gaggy was a faithful follower until he ended up in jail. When he returned, he was not happy that Harley Quinn had taken over his spot.
2 Maleficent is just an angry, old fairy
In the fairy tale, the wicked fairy who cursed the princess to pierce her finger on a spindle and pass away was just an annoyed old fairy. Though the other fairies were invited to be godmothers for the princess, this old fairy was forgotten. This was because she had been in the tower for too long and everyone thought she was not alive. Feeling ignored, she cursed the little princess.
3 The Wicked Witch did not have green skin
In the original Oz book series, the Wicked Witch of the West did not have green skin and she had only one eye. Instead of carrying a broom like in the movies, she actually carried an umbrella.
Thanos’ mother, Sui-san wanted to name him Dione but never got to do so because she went crazy after giving birth to him. His father named him Thanos and his mother only revealed the name she wanted for him shortly before she ended her life.
5 Wednesday Addams’ middle name is Friday
When The Addams Family first debuted as a cartoon in The New Yorker, none of the family members had names. The pigtailed daughter was named Wednesday based on a nursery rhyme. In the TV series, her middle name was discovered to be Friday.
6 Magneto was in a relationship with Rogue
In the X-Men movies, this relationship does not exist. However, in the comics, there was a point when Magneto and Rogue had a very unexpected love affair.
7 Cruella de Vil has a husband and a cat
In the original novel, Cruella de Vil is actually married to someone who prepares and sells furs. Unlike in the Disney adaptations, she is an heiress who is pampered by her husband. She also has a Persian cat that she hates but keeps only because of its value.