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Feed Zac Efron to an alligator - 11 celebrities in games without their knowledge

For as long as videogames have featured realistic faces, videogame designers have been ripping off celebrities to make their characters. Games Radar is not talking about stars who license their faces to appear in games, but about characters who look eerily similar to those stars. On purpose.

It's not necessarily through malice or lack of originality that these characters are created. It's just that it's difficult to come up with new, believable faces and personalities, and drawing from someone you recognize - like, say, a famous actor - can make it a lot easier. It's something writers and artists do in all fiction media - novels, comics, even movies - and it frequently gets covered up before that work is finished. Sometimes, though, the artists leave the source of their inspiration just lying around in the open, waiting for someone to take notice. Some are obvious, others less so, but when they show up in videogames, they offer unique opportunities to control and humiliate famous people - or just carry them to victory.

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Staircase3718d ago (Edited 3718d ago )

Sooo, if a buff, black man with a beard appears in a game, it must be Mr. T. I do see a resemblance between some of these, but it dosen't mean they are "Ripping off" clebs. And a lot of them are big stretches. They just matched hair styles.

HeavyweightInTheGame3718d ago

"Fishbulb" from the Simpsons. Take a lightbulb, a fish, put them together, and you get Homer. Most of the time it's just coincidence.

reaferfore203718d ago

Can't believe I never noticed the Leon/Claire thing. That's uncanny.

monkey6023717d ago

Yeah me either (well actually it's because I never watched Romeo + Juliet)
but there has to be more there than coincidence.

The Swordsman3718d ago (Edited 3718d ago )

I'm surprised by how they didn't comment on how Raven from the Tekken series is very physically similar to Wesley Snipes.

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