10 Movie Character Backstories Revealed Years Later

2. The Gimp Is A Kidnapped Hitchhiker - Pulp Fiction

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Though Pulp Fiction's gimp (Stephen Hibbert) may be an extremely minor character in the grand scheme of the film's puzzle-like narrative, the ambiguous nature of the character has nevertheless made him a subject of enormous curiosity among Tarantino fans.

The mystery of his origins endured for over 25 years before, earlier this year, Tarantino finally buckled and revealed quite how a leather-clad man came to be hanging out in the basement of murderous redneck rapist Maynard (Duane Whitaker). The director said:

"In terms of backstory, he was like a hitchhiker or somebody that they picked up seven years ago, and they trained him so he's the perfect victim."

So, it doesn't sound terribly likely that the gimp is a willing participant in what happens in that basement. He's more likely a victim of abuse and suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Yikes.

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