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Not all Olympic mascots are created equal. Judging from the plush, furry exterior of this year's mascot, which has been making headlines recently, the creatures chosen to represent the Olympic Games tend to be friendly, docile creatures that celebrate values like teamwork, dedication, and perseverance. Some mascots do their jobs effectively. But not all: some mascots are just creepy as hell.
The first Olympic mascot was introduced in 1968, meaning the Olympic mascot has been a feature of the Games for almost 50 years. To celebrate this long legacy of unsettling character design, we've gone ahead and ranked the following mascots from least creepy to OH MY GOD LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU, IT'S GOT A KNIFE. Proceed with caution.