Before you read this, you'll probably want to sit down. You think you won't, but you probably will.

Back in the old days, for reasons only they could ever know, some fans who spoke English as their primary language referred to anything used in the M.U.G.E.N. fighting game as a mugen. It didn't matter if it was a whole M.U.G.E.N. project, a character, a stage, or a storyboard, all of these things could be called mugens. Most only referred to characters as mugens, but, really, anything could be a mugen.

Because some M.U.G.E.N. sites also had galleries of sprites and custom sprites, these fans began to refer to these sprites as mugens. This lead some cryptozoologists to believe that, to these fans, any object that is either touching, is in close proximity of the M.U.G.E.N. engine, or is on a website with downloads for the game becomes a mugen. All MP3 files place anywhere within a MUGEN folder becomes a mugen. Burning MUGEN onto a disc and putting food on that disc causes the food to become a mugen. Did you make the mistake of putting your photograph on your MUGEN site? Congratulations, you are a mugen.

All kidding aside, I have no idea what was up with that and it will continue to haunt me until the day that I die.

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