Sriracha is the preferred spice sauce of hipsters everywhere and since being launched, it has quickly become a globally recognised brand worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Something that didn’t stop a small town trying to eject the business from it’s borders because its main factory smelled really bad.
Thanos is a 9 foot tall bulletproof alien with a solid gold pimp gauntlet containing crystallised aspects of creation. An enduring villain in Marvel canon, the Mad Titan is easily one of the most eminently recognisable characters at the time this article was written. Which makes it kind of hilarious that the genesis of Thanos was an artist being instructed to rip off a competing property even harder.
Tommy Cooper was a fez-wearing comedy magician well regarded as one of the most influential figures in British comedy history. A towering figure both metaphorically and literally, Cooper’s ability to make people laugh was such that simple gestures could bring the house down. He also used to tip people tea bags.
Tom Cruise enjoys a reputation as one of the nicest men in Hollywood and there are countless stories out there detailing the extreme lengths the actor goes to, to make people like him. Something epitomised by the fact Cruise literally saved a bakery by sending virtually everyone he knows a massive cake, once a year, every year. Forever.
The Buster Sword is arguably one of the most eminently recognisable weapons from fiction and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a 6 foot long hunk of steel that looks unwieldly if not outright impossible to wield effectively. A fact that hasn’t stopped the series the weapon hails from trying super hard to explain why it actually totally makes sense you guys.