Thanks for the “Steve” clue. That makes sense. I’ve added a footnote.
I don’t think any of the glitch tokens got into the token set through sheer popularity of a franchise. The best theories I’m hearing involved ‘mangled text dumps’ from gaming, e-commerce and blockchain logs somehow ending up in the data set used to create the tokens. 20% of that dataset is publicly available, and someone’s already found some mangled PnD text in there (so lots of stats, character names repeated over and over). No one seems to be able to explain the weird Uma Musume token (that may require contact with an obsessive fan, which I don’t particularly welcome).
Thanks for this, Erik—very informative.