Lately, I've been noticing random pawn characters at the end of paragraphs all over English Wikipedia. The source of these pawns was a mystery to me until I tried using the Visual Editor today. As soon as I started typing in the editor, it inserted a pawn at the end of the line I was editing.
The pawn in question is the white pawn, typically the first piece to move in a game of chess. This makes me wonder if perhaps the visual editor has become sentient and is trying to initiate a friendly game with the editor. Unfortunately, playing chess on Wikipedia was banned in 2006 as a violation of WP:NOT, so it's probably a good idea if we eliminate this sort of behavior.
Actual character: ♙
Unicode value: 2659
UTF-8 value: E2 99 99