Robin Williams was an actor best known for playing the absolute shit out of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a role he played so well it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing it. Oddly though, despite Williams now being the most memorable aspect of the film his role was initially very limited. So limited in fact that Williams himself was surprised how much of the film he was in. Surprised and kind of pissed. The latter of which resulted in him being give a million dollar painting to stop complaining.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a film in which Michael Cera kicks the ever-loving shit out of half a dozen superpowered men and a lesbian ninja to prove he’s worthy of fucking Manic Pixie Dream Girl Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Of these men perhaps the most powerful is Todd Ingram, a burly blonde haired bass player with expansive telekinetic powers granted to him by his strict vegan diet. A diet the actor playing him was unable to stick to because he needed to eat several entire chickens because DC told him to.
In the context of the games she appears in Samus Aran is an intergalactic bounty hunter who has single-handedly saved the universe from annihilation like 5 times. An unstoppable, hyper-competent badass decked head-to-toe in a bleeding edge anti-everything suit, Samus is widely considered the first lady of gaming. A title the game Metroid: Other M absolutely shit all over when it made the inexplicable decision to make the character wear high heels underneath 200 pounds of alien power-armour.
Frank Zappa was an avant-garde musician best known for his long-ass noodling guitar solos and eclectic musical output over the course of three decades in the industry. A man who didn’t like being told what to do, Zappa famously had a run-in with a bunch of snobbish Washington housewives that inexplicably resulted in an entirely instrumental album of his being censored because it contained, erm, explict lyrics.
Within the context of the DOOM universe the BFG is the absolute pinnacle of weapons technology. Considered the single greatest asset in humanity’s arsenal in the fight against the endless hoards of hell, the weapon is almost as iconic as the series it hails from. A fact often attributed to the weapon’s awe-inspiring power and ability to utterly decimate and entire legion of demons in a single shot. Something it did so well in the original version of the game that they had to tone it down.