7 'Aquarius' Characters Based On Real People, Because Not Everything About The NBC Show Is Fictional

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It may be classified as historical fiction, but NBC's crime drama Aquarius has a lot of characters based on real people. Using the real history of Charles Manson's growing "Family" of followers as a base, the show adds and subtracts characters and embellishes their stories to suit the plot. Aquarius further fleshes out its universe by folding in other historical '60s figures and other characters who may be amalgamations of a few real participants is his story.

With so many different levels of reality co-existing on this show, it's tricky to work out whose truth is stranger than fiction. Good news: The homework has been done for you. Click through this slideshow to discover which Aquarius characters are based on real people.

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