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Chinga is the name of a malevolent creature in the X-Files that appeared in the episode of the same name, she was one of the show's numerous "Monster Of The Week" villains.
Chinga was the name of a doll discovered by Rich Turner while lobster fishing in Maine that he gave to his daughter, Polly, as a gift. However, Chinga was empowered through witchcraft and became evil. Chinga overtook Polly and was used to enforce Polly's demands and short temper through fear and even death.
Chinga killed by forcing people to commit suicide in particularly gruesome ways: she made Rich Turner impale himself on a fishing hook, Dave the Butcher stabbed himself through the eye, Jane Frölich slit her throat with a broken vinyl record, and nearly killed Melissa Turner by having her hit herself in the head repeatedly with a hammer.
Chinga was burned in a microwave by Dana Scully, which appeared to destroy the doll and release Polly from its influence. However, the burned remains were soon discovered by another unwary fisherman...
- Chinga is also an offensive term in Spanish, a fact the show's creators where originally unaware of - for this reason the episode has an alternative name outwith the USA (Bunghoney)
- This episode clearly has inspirations from Child's Play but is also similiar to Dolly Dearest
- The episode was directed by the famous novelist writer Stephen King