16 Surprising Facts About Movie Characters That Will Blow Your Mind

For the cast and film crew, the filmmaking process is a full-time, legal profession. Just like in real life and the normal workplace, both the ordinary and the strange things could happen.
Although moviegoers are considered to know everything about the Movies and characters they love, there are some facts about them that they might miss out on. This is because they tend to remember several details incorrectly, while other details get transformed in the process of making a screen version. So the age of the characters, the meaning of their names, and other things might cause a fantastic discovery.
We all know films typically center on characters and all of these factors may change the way we enjoy the movie. Still, you probably aren't aware of the fascinating hidden details about the characters from your favorite movies. So let’s dive in and see them together, shall we?

#1 The name Aslan translates to “lion.”

Source: © The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe / Walt Disney Studios

The names of a few characters in Clive Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia book series have deeper meanings. Thus, the name Aslan Lion, which also means "lion" in Turkish, was given to the main character.

#2 James Bond has a scar on his face.

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Numerous times in several of the novels, Bond is described as having a small physique, dark hair, and blue-gray eyes. Few of us are likely aware of the fact that he actually has a small scar across his right cheek.

#3 Lord Voldemort is not as young as he seems to be.

Source: © Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner. Bros

Even though he appeared to be young, Lord Voldemort was really 71 years old when the story ended. The wizard may have been preserved so well because he was disembodied after his fight with Lily Potter. Until his reappearance in the mortal world 13 years later, portions of his soul were stored in the Horcruxes.

#4 The name Gandalf has a translation.

Source: © The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Warner. Bros

Olórin was the wizard's actual name. He changed his name to Gandalf when he got to Middle-earth. This term is a product of medieval Scandinavian, according to Tolkien. There are two elements to it: gandr and alfr, which can be translated as "staff elf."

#5 Snow White left her home at the age of 7.

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Disney's Snow White is recognized as the youngest princess. Only fourteen years old, she. In the fairy tale rendition, her nasty stepmother caused her to be removed from her family. Later, the girl's survival is revealed to the queen. This implies that Snow White is supposed to appear in the on-screen version of a very young girl version.

#6 Initially, Red Riding Hood’s headwear was a different color.

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Before Charles Perrault's rendition, Little Red Riding Hood was the subject of legends and fairytales. She was also donning a helmet or hood in those renditions. In those days, a mature female who was prepared for marriage was expected to cover her hair, signifying that she was no longer a young girl. According to certain traditions, this portion of her attire was golden in hue.

#7 A writer created the name “Wendy.”

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It appears that when composing Peter Pan, James Barrie came up with a new female name. He was inspired to come up with this moniker by his childhood friend Margaret Henley, who had a tendency to slightly mispronounce phrases when they were young. Parents began naming their girls "Wendy" as a first name after the publication of the play and book.

#8 Dracula wasn’t afraid of the light.

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The fear of light was given to this gloomy persona by the filmmakers. Bram Stoker left out the fact that the sun kills vampirism in his book. In the original story, Dracula would merely lose some of his magical abilities when it was daytime. He found it more comfortable to live a night owl lifestyle, so he did.

#9 No one denounced Mulan.

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In the original account, Mulan's allies never accused her of wrongdoing. She spent 12 years effectively serving in the army, and it wasn't until she left that she invited her friends over to see how she really looked.

#10 Hermione’s physical appearance was different in the book.

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In the novel, Hermione Granger appears a little bit differently. She was characterized as having a big front tooth and dark, bushy hair.

#11 Pocahontas wasn’t in love with John Smith.

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John Smith and Pocahontas the genuine were close friends. She was around 12 years old when they first met, so there was no chance that their relationship might progress. She most likely went under a completely different name, Pocahontas, which translates to "Little Playful One," which seems more like a family nickname. Regrettably, no one knows her original name; nevertheless, once she married Englishman John Rolfe, she adopted the name, Rebecca.

#12 The Three Musketeers really existed and they were all relatives.

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There were actual models for the characters in Alexandre Dumas' well-known book. In addition, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis were blood relations. Athos was a descendant of the Musketeers' leader, De Tréville, and was named Armand de Sillègue d'Athos.
Henri d'Aramitz was the name of the Aramis prototype. De Tréville was his cousin, making him a distant relative of Armand's as well. Porthos' real name was Isaac de Portau. A marriage between their families led to the relationship between Isaac and Henri. It's possible that Dumas sought to simplify things by making everyone friends in order to get away from this convoluted web of family relationships.

#13 Loki is Hela’s father, not her brother.

Source: © Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios

Thanks to the films from the Marvel Universe, many people are familiar with the exploits of this clever deity. However, the character's life narrative in the Scandinavian sagas is very different from the one seen on screen. Hela, who in the Marvel storyline took on the role of his older sister, was actually the god's daughter. Additionally, according to some myths, Loki gave birth to Sleipnir, Odin's horse.

#14 The name “Desdemona” translates as “unfortunate.”

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The writings of the Italian author Giraldi Cinthio served as the inspiration for William Shakespeare's well-known play Othello. Except for Desdemona, none of the other characters had names in the original text. Greek was used for the name of the main female character, which was rendered as "ill-fated" or "unfortunate." Maybe it was a reflection of how her spouse felt about this sad young lady.

#15 Winnie-the-Pooh could’ve been a girl.

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The popular teddy bear may have easily become a girl in the novel version. The truth is, the son of the story's author, Alan Milne, gave the stuffed version of the animal the name Winnie after a female black bear he met at the London Zoo; the bear's actual name was Winnipeg. However, the bear is referred to as "he" in the literary form, which resolves any ambiguity regarding his gender.

#16 Chewbacca is about 200 years old.

Source: © Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi / Walt Disney Studios

The fluffy buddy of Han Solo is actually much older than his acquaintance. The Wookiee was around 200 years old at the beginning of the narrative. They had a 400-year lifespan on average, making them a race of longevity. The word "dog," which in Russian sounds like "sobaka," is the source of the name Chewbacca.
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