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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.