"Which brings us to our next little problem. What are we going to do with thirteen X-Men?"
— Angel, Uncanny X-Men, 33 years before the total roster clicks in at just under 100 members
"'Sure, you can come with us to tell the king', said Piggy Wiggy. And so Chicken Licken, Cocky Locky, Ducky Wucky, Piggy Wiggy, Sheepy Creepy, Lamby Wamby, Puppy Wuppy, Goosey Poosey, Horsey Worsey, Weasel Geasel, Turkey Lurkey, Hawky Tawky, Foxy Woxy, Eggy Leggy, Wooly Bully, Catty Fatty, Beaver Cleaver, Wormy Squirmy, Hoggy Woggy, Rooster Shooster, Fishy Wishy, Apey Wapey, Toady Woady, Mallard Ballard, Hippo Zippo, Mousey Wousey, and Chicky Wicky all went to see the king."
Damn this show and its cast of eight million, some of whom show up once every other season!
The character roster of Street Fighter 37 will be so massive that it will consist of everyone who has ever existed. And Dan.
—Dr. Ashen, Ashen's Tech Dump
"Oh, I don't even know half these people!"
—The Twelve Pains of Christmas
NEED MORE CHARACTERS. WEAPONS ARE NOW CHARACTERS
—Tite Kubo, creator of Bleach
"So! Time travel! Apocalypse! Mr. Sinister! The Shi’ar! Is there anything else we could add to this that would make it even more complicated? SURE LET’S THROW ARCHANGEL AND PSYLOCKE IN THERE TOO WHY NOT.
So then Magneto shows up.
I do not even know anymore."
(Bill opens the door and coming in are the Armington Family, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Samurai Pizza Cats, SWAT KATS, Sonic the Hedgehog and Friends, and the rest of the cartoon stars. Coming in are even the Care Bears)
Alex II: Hi JusSonic and the rest.
Metis: Hi, boring Gary Stu! Thanks for letting me bring all my cardboard cutouts of fictional characters to the party with me!
—IC MST of A Big Histeria Party VI in We Are Our Avatars
"Is this literally the entire thing? Nothing but idiots talking to other idiots about idiotic things that are boring as hell?"
Kerri Kenney: Bob? Susan? Latifa? Rhonda? Cindy? Mandy? Bambi? Babs? Coach Farnsworth? Doctor Gaines? Nurse Reynolds? Sly? Icepick? Ekwe? Iquay? Colonel? Aunt May? I found these. (crowd gasps) In Deedee, Wendy, Karen, Lobo, Ashley, Tanner, Half-Pint, and Fatty's room.
Michael Patrick Jann: When I was talking to Choc, Ricky, Flabby Penis, and Gilbert, Tom Tom, and, uh, Doctor Juarez-
Kevin Allison: Bob! Susan! Latifa! Rhonda! Jimmy! Reverend Friar-s- everybody! Sam, Josh, Senor Dolces, Meg, Vlad, Stu, Eric, Ranger Dave, Radass, Sal, Gi, Bull, most of the Bowsers, all of the Tims, and, what's-his-name, the guy with the sideburns- fell down the old abandoned mineshaft!
—The State, "Just The 160,000 Of Us"
"Travel across the stars with the crew of your awesome ship, the Normandy, full of colorful characters like... Joker: the best pilot and the worst distance runner in the galaxy. Miranda: a woman who's been genetically modified in all the right places. BEWBS. Garrus: the best alien bro since Chewbacca. Ashley: a sexy space racist. Kaidan: the guy you let die in the first game because he's not a hot girl. Tali: the hypochondriac who you spend three games wondering if she's hot enough to bang. Jack: the one you don't take home to Mom. Wow, there's still so many of these left... Let's see... Badass, badass, badass, Jersey Shore, MILF, nerd. BOOM."