You might think your fondly remembered entertainment was just as innocent as you were, but just leave it to the internet to ruin that for you. With hidden links to way darker shows and overlooked details that can convince you that your favourite mascot was actually a serial killer.

Here are 21 of the most twisted fan theories that will totally ruin your childhood. Check out the sources at the bottom for even more!

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It's easy to stop thinking of celebrities as real people once they're famous. It seems like they have everything they want right? It's not like they were born that way however, and many of them struggled for a long time before they struck it rich with their dreams.

Here are 19 inspiring celebrities who went from penniless to prosperous. Enjoy! And don't forget to follow your dreams (and check out the sources at the bottom for more too!).

1. Jim Carrey

As a young boy in Canada, Carreys father lost his job and the whole family was forced to relocate themselves into a camper van parked on their relatives lawn. Together they all took jobs as janitors and security guards, and Carrey would often have to work a full shift after school to make ends meet.

At 19 years, Jim Carrey moved to Hollywood to follow his dreams. After repeatedly being turned down he was broke and depressed and on the edge of giving up. He drove all the way up to the Hollywood hills where he could see the city and thought long and hard about his dream. To make himself feel better, he tried writing himself a fake $10 Million dollar cheque for "acting services rendered," he post-dated it 10 years and kept it in his wallet.

The cheque remained there until it deteriorated but Carrey eventually made it: he earned millions for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. When his father passed away, Carrey slipped the cheque in the casket to be buried with him.

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2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was born in the St. James district of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. When her family moved to the US, they settled in poverty stricken Queens, New York. As determined and fierce as she is now, Nicki knew she wanted to achieve her dreams. She even used to pray every night before bed to be rich so that she could take care of her mother.

On her past, the rapper has stated; I never want to go back to being poor. Once you have a taste of that you will always be driven. I know what that felt like and I dont want to feel it ever again. So yeah, I mean my childhood was crazy, but it got me to the point where I had so much faith in whatever I was doing. I just always feel where theres a will theres a way and I live my entire life that way now.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio

While he might seem like an untouchable now, Leo actually grew up in a pretty violent part of Los Angeles. He saw drug and prostitution rings operating around his neighbourhood and told the press after his oscar win that he was beat up almost everyday at his public school. (Story continues...)

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