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25th Jun '17 11:18:14 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here Kilroy]], who apparently showed up all over the place in WorldWarTwo according to widespread graffiti. The actual James Kilroy was a shipyard inspector who chalked 'Kilroy was here' on ships he was inspecting as a way of keeping track of where he had been and how far the work had gone when he was there. Not all of those marks were cleaned off before the ships left dock, leading to bored soldiers taking those ships to the European front finding them and creating the meme as a way of explaining it.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here Kilroy]], who apparently showed up all over the place in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII according to widespread graffiti. The actual James Kilroy was a shipyard inspector who chalked 'Kilroy was here' on ships he was inspecting as a way of keeping track of where he had been and how far the work had gone when he was there. Not all of those marks were cleaned off before the ships left dock, leading to bored soldiers taking those ships to the European front finding them and creating the meme as a way of explaining it.
11th Jun '17 6:02:06 PM nombretomado
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* Several from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': the "MY LEG!" (or, if you're going by TheMovie, "MY EYES!") guy from several episodes, the "he kept us waiting for a bubble!?" guy from "Bubble Buddy", and the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/deuueaugh "DEUUEAUGH"]] fish from "Something Smells". All three have gained significant popularity, mostly through YouTubePoop.

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* Several from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': the "MY LEG!" (or, if you're going by TheMovie, "MY EYES!") guy from several episodes, the "he kept us waiting for a bubble!?" guy from "Bubble Buddy", and the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/deuueaugh "DEUUEAUGH"]] fish from "Something Smells". All three have gained significant popularity, mostly through YouTubePoop.WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
3rd Jun '17 2:56:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* The first Pidget in level 1-2 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' was dubbed "Bill the Extra Guy" by ''NeglectedMarioCharacters'' and given his own bio and backstory. It seems to have caught on within some parts of the ''Mario'' fandom.

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* The first Pidget in level 1-2 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' was dubbed "Bill the Extra Guy" by ''NeglectedMarioCharacters'' ''Webcomic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' and given his own bio and backstory. It seems to have caught on within some parts of the ''Mario'' fandom.
17th Apr '17 10:48:22 AM SSJMagus
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** A brown pony with hair resembling [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]] and an hourglass cutie mark was swiftly branded Doctor Whooves. Cue hundreds of crossovers. He also got canonized in a trading card, which includes a "[[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]]" reference. He also has appeared in licensed merchandise and as a small Hasbro-made figure, where he has a unique mold [[note]]which is ''very'' unusual, given that they rarely make new molds for the "blind bag" style figures, and if they do it's normally for more important characters or ones with unusual body types, ''and'' they already had another "Earth Pony stallion" mold by that point[[/note]] and is actually referred to as Doctor Whooves on the packaging.

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** A brown pony with hair resembling [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]] and an hourglass cutie mark was swiftly branded Doctor Whooves. Cue hundreds of crossovers. This intensified when other Earth stallion ponies appeared in the background with hourglass cutie marks, seemingly representing [[TheNthDoctor some of the previous incarnations of the Doctor]]. He also got canonized in a trading card, which includes a "[[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]]" reference. He also has appeared in licensed merchandise and as a small Hasbro-made figure, where he has a unique mold [[note]]which is ''very'' unusual, given that they rarely make new molds for the "blind bag" style figures, and if they do it's normally for more important characters or ones with unusual body types, ''and'' they already had another "Earth Pony stallion" mold by that point[[/note]] and is actually referred to as Doctor Whooves on the packaging.
13th Apr '17 11:43:14 AM DustSnitch
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* The man who witnesses {{Jesus}}'s arrest and then flees naked after GivingThemTheStrip in [[Literature/TheBible Mark 14:51-52]]. Since this bystander is not mentioned in any of the other Gospels, a common theory is that he was Mark himself.

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* The man who witnesses {{Jesus}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'s arrest and then flees naked after GivingThemTheStrip in [[Literature/TheBible [[Literature/TheFourGospels Mark 14:51-52]]. Since this bystander is not mentioned in any of the other Gospels, a common theory is that he was Mark himself.
14th Dec '16 10:37:40 AM Jgorgon
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** A debatable example, given that he's played by rock star Ian Brown of Music/TheStoneRoses.
8th Oct '16 6:30:43 PM Mullon
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** [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Poorfag Poor-chan,]] a girl in the protagonists' class taking notes in a notebook. This was only picked up because everyone else in this particularly fancy school was using laptops. After many threads on a certain ImageBoard, she became an incredibly [[ThePollyanna optimistic young girl]] despite [[BreakTheCutie her horrendous living circumstances.]] She is somewhat [[TheDitz ditzy]] and takes [[ButtMonkey whatever the world throws at her]] with good grace.

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** [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Poorfag Poor-chan,]] a girl in the protagonists' class taking notes in a notebook. This was only picked up because everyone else in this particularly fancy school was using laptops. After many threads on a certain ImageBoard, Website/FourChan, she became an incredibly [[ThePollyanna optimistic young girl]] despite [[BreakTheCutie her horrendous living circumstances.]] She is somewhat [[TheDitz ditzy]] and takes [[ButtMonkey whatever the world throws at her]] with good grace.
8th Oct '16 3:45:22 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Carve-tan, an Ashford student whom Lelouch commanded to carve a mark on a certain wall every day at a certain time as part of [[HowDoIShotWeb figuring out his powers]]. She makes a few background appearances throughout the first season, always marking the wall; this only picked up between seasons when WordOfGod confirmed that she went back to Britannia but '''still''' tries to get back to the school and mark the wall, with her family believing she's sleepwalking.
12th Sep '16 11:02:48 AM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' had a large number of recurring background characters (generally referred to as "backgrounders"), many of whom were based on MTV staffers or had interesting, cliquey looks. Over time a large number of them have become {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s with {{Fanon}} names and personalities. [[http://www.theangstguy.com/backgrounders/main.html Behold an entire webpage dedicated to analyzing them]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' had a large number of recurring background characters (generally referred to as "backgrounders"), many of whom were based on MTV staffers or had interesting, cliquey looks. Over time a large number of them have become {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s with {{Fanon}} names and personalities. [[http://www.theangstguy.com/backgrounders/main.html Behold an entire webpage dedicated to analyzing them]]. them.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "The Answer" a pearl appeared for a few seconds. She doesn't speak or really even do much but she is the first pearl shown aside from Pearl. Her design really stood out and within minutes of the episode airing fanworks started popping up. She was dubbed [[FanNickname "Blue Pearl"]] by fans.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "The Answer" a pearl appeared for a few seconds. She doesn't speak or really even do much but she is the first pearl shown aside from "our" Pearl. Her design really stood out and within minutes of the episode airing fanworks started popping up. She was dubbed [[FanNickname "Blue Pearl"]] by fans.
12th Sep '16 11:00:17 AM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YPorxCayWw the "PIZZA" guy]], as portrayed by ''Series/ChappellesShow'' regular Donnell Rawlings.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YPorxCayWw the "PIZZA" guy]], guy,]] as portrayed by ''Series/ChappellesShow'' regular Donnell Rawlings.
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