Every October, as Halloween draws near, the same imagery slowly creeps in most homes, stores or just about anywhere that Halloween decorations can be set up. Scary monsters are the most favored choice for decorations during this spooky holiday. One of the most seen is the skeleton which is one of the universal icons for the holiday of Halloween. They have been used in decorations, media, and memes regarding the holiday.

Skeletons have roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, from which the modern-day Halloween is derived. The festival took place on the night of October 31, marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the cold, dark winter. It was, in essence, a festival of the dead.

Skeletons are one of the more popular forms of the undead found throughout fiction, like in works of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. They are more linked to Halloween due to the belief that on Halloween night the line is blurred between the living and the dead. Skeletons are an eerie symbol that reminds people of the otherworld, death, and human mortality. They have been used as a personification of death as early as the Middle Ages. In popular culture, skeletons are seen as villainous characters due to their dark nature and link to death.

This quiz has listed the most famous and infamous skeleton characters that have appeared in pop culture.  How many of them do you know? Can you figure out who the characters are despite some missing pieces in the pictures?

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