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What is the difference between the Justice Society and the Justice League?

At the end of the Legends of Tomorrow episode Legendary (S01E16), a character arrives and introduces himself as a member of The Justice Society of America. I've seen and heard both names mentioned in ...
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What specific changes have been made to Hogwarts?

The question Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series? merely addresses the fact that Hogwarts does indeed change depending on what movie your watching. I want to ...
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Why would Ilia put her oath of celibacy on record?

One of the strangest moments in Star Trek: The Motion Picture is during Ilia and Kirk's first meeting where she bluntly tells him that his womanizing ways won't work on her: My oath of celibacy ...
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How did ships return to Earth space after enacting the Cole Protocol?

The Cole Protocol says that ships have to purge nav database when encountering an enemy. OK, that makes sense. But in the case they win the battle, how do they find their way back to human controlled ...
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What is Batman's standard loadout and how does he carry it around?

Batman has an amazingly cool and diverse arsenal. However, his costume appears to suffer from a severe lack of storage space because it has no pockets meaning that he keeps all his tools in his ...
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How does the Room of Hidden Things have so much stuff?

Various official images of the Room of Hidden Things show that it's full of an incredible amount of stuff. However, Hogwarts has a relatively small population. A very minute fraction of its ...
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Why does Tywin hate Tyrion so much, right from Tyrion's birth?

In Game of Thrones S03E10, immediately after learning that... ...the following conversation takes place between Tywin Lannister and Tyrion Lannister: Tyrion believes that his father's hatred for ...
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Why did the Halverics attack Dwarfwatch in Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon

In the first part of The Deed of Paksenarrion (Sheepfarmer's Daughter) by Elizabeth Moon, the main character is part of a force garrisoning a fort at a place called Dwarfwatch. This fort is then ...
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How do multiple Cruciatus Curses affect someone?

So what happens if someone is hit by two or more Cruciatus curses? From different people? I was under the impression that the curse was designed to inflict a lot of pain - obviously enough to break ...
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Is wildfire magical or chemical?

I came to think of it from interesting discussion at one of my answers regarding wildfire. My understanding was that Wildfire is not magical because nothing suggests that it was. Granted that Order ...
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What is the in-world origin of common names of Westeros?

The first names of Westerosi people are quite similar to the names in the real world. However this seems to be contradictory to the in-world history of the continent. The language of Andals called ...
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Does the Grand Inquisitor's choice at the end of season 1 impact 'Shroud of Darkness'?

At first I wondered if all Jedi turned to the dark side would revert back to their Force-loving selves when they die, but that didn't seem to make sense... There could be potentially thousands of them ...
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What passage from The Once and Future King does Professor X read?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X reads a passage from T.H. White's The Once and Future King to his students. Which passage did he read? Answer preferably should contain the quote.
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Why did the Children of the Forest do something like this?

If I understand this correctly, all Children of the Forest are greenseers, which means that all of them can access the past and future. Why would they go on and do something that will actively cause ...
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Short story: maniac takes over space ship, kills crew

I read this short story in the 1960s (in an anthology, probably an American hardback, no later than 1967) but it probably dates from the 1950s. For reasons I can't recall a maniac gains control of a ...
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Is Ser Davos based on any historical figures?

Obviously, George R. Martin draws heavily from medieval history in writing GoT; Lancasters become Lannisters, along with many other elements of pre-Tudor power struggles...but is our lovable onion ...
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How did the Hill Valley clock tower break?

We all know that in Back to the Future, the clock in the Hill Valley clock tower was broken when lightning struck it on Saturday, November 12, 1955, at 10:04 P.M. It was this event that was key for ...
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Series of books about a female wolf/alien

So years ago when I was in middle school my friend handed me a VERY thick small print paper back book and said "here, read this". So I did. And I loved it. I read the rest of the books in the series ...
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How much would Rick's bag of guns weigh?

In the first season of The Walking Dead, Rick ransacks his Sheriff's station, fills a bag with guns, carries it to Atlanta, drops it, leaves it behind, then goes back for it. Here's how he describes ...
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First appearance of the “wake up from a coma, discover the world has ended” trope?

In The Walking Dead, Rick is shot, goes into a coma, and wakes up to find that the world has ended: In 28 Days Later, Jim is in an accident, goes into a coma, and ...
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Why do the residents of The Ark/Arkadia think 'blood must have blood' is uncivilized and violent when their laws leading to death are more strict?

Nearly all the Ark folks seems to dislike the idea of blood must have blood because it is too violent, or they see it as indicative of the violent nature of the grounder. This seems strange since they ...
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Book where girl is hurt by tree with magical powers

Does anyone know the name of the book in which someone (I think a girl) is hurt by a tree with magic powers near the very beginning of the book? I thought it might be The Sword of Shannara, but there ...
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Jim Gordon's past in Year One

In Batman: Year One, the animated adaptation, there is a point where Jim Gordon is beating up Flass, and as that about to go down, he gives him a baseball bat. The voice-over says something along the ...
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Did Lovecraft Ever Explicitly Mention Any Enemies of the Cthulhu?

Does the Cthulhu (see: "The Call of Cthulhu", Lovecraft; cthulhu.org; Wikipedia; The H.P. Lovecraft Wikia), have any enemies in the official H.P. Lovecraft canon? Different internet resources suggest ...
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Where did Locke learn his hunting and tracking skills?

From season 1, John Locke is regarded as the best hunter and tracker amongst the Losties. However, he admits that he only learned some basic skills like tying knots and identifying birds as a Webelos ...
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In what movie did the alien get its head cut off by a plane propeller? [duplicate]

I remember seeing this horror movie when I was a child. There was an alien creature killing the cast in the area. It disguised itself as other people. At the end of the movie, they had it trapped, ...
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Dr Who Blinovitch limitation effect [on hold]

The Blinovitch Limitation Effect (BLT) was introduced in "Day of the Daleks" as explaining that a time traveller cannot "redo" an act that he has previously committed. This left the impression that ...
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Young adult/children's TV series where a character's memories of a sporting loss are 'corrupted' into a win

The series was sci-fi, possibly on ITV between 2000-2001. There's only scene I remember was dark, in a warehouse or storage facility with metal standalone shelves. The main characters were either on ...
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Are all Time Lords like the Doctor?

In A Good Man Goes to War, the reason they took the Ponds’ baby was they wanted a Time Lord weapon, and when the Doctor asks why Vastra says they have seen him. My question is: are all Time Lords ...
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Who is this character from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

During the nomination scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a character steps forward to put his name into the cup. Who is he?
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S02E23 Flash Earth 3 [Spoiler Alert]

Last week Episode 23 of Season 2 of Flash (2014) TV Series released. When I was watching it, near the end Flash is racing Zoom. Then Zoom says "Earth 1 is the center of the multiverse, it's THE access ...
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What was the reason for Deadpool always forgetting these items?

In the Deadpool movie, Deadpool forgets his ammo bag in the first scene in the taxi and then forgets his guns bag in the second scene with the same taxi. This seems too convenient to just to make for ...
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Fantasy Book; Rapunzel-like Tower on Cover; Green in pallete; Mage; Short book; 70s-80s

I need help identifying a book. It centered around a magician. The book was fairly short (Under 200 pages or a little over if I remember). I remember the magic system was original. The cover has ...
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How did the creators of the Big Bang Theory know how well-received The Force Awakens would be?

I have a question similar to this one. The Big Bang Theory episode "The Opening Night Excitation" deals with the opening night of The Force Awakens. In the episode, the Force Awakens is shown to be ...
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Man hired to search for 'lost movie' that causes insanity

The movie I'm trying to remember is about a man that is hired to find a film that is believed to have had all copies destroyed. The movie in question causes the viewer to go insane.
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Exactly what happened to Charles Xavier in this scene?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, we see Charles Xavier Exactly how did this happen? Did Apocalypse intentionally pull them out or was something else going on here that resulted in this happening to Charles?
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A fantasy novel about protagonist who absorbs gems to fight demons [duplicate]

I'm looking for a fantasy novel that has the back story of having two great elemental magic users (not sure what they are called in the novel). One can use fire and earth, the other water and air. ...
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How many people put their names in the Goblet of Fire for Hogwarts?

We know that the entirety of the two visiting schools (bar, perhaps Fleur's sister) entered their names, but who from Hogwarts entered their names, for Hogwarts (Harry doesn't count) ?
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What happens to those left in the maze in The Maze Runner?

At the end of The Maze Runner, (film): So what happens to those left in the maze?
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How did the producers get away with this? (Deadpool)

I am pretty sure most people are familiar with the 4th wall breaks in Deadpool, and all 23 of them are gratefully written up here. (spoilers in the link) One in particular seemed far above all the ...
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Is Apocalypse's power-buffing effect permanent?

One of Apocalypse's advertised abilities is the power to buff any other mutant's powers, which he used primarily on his four principal followers. Can this effect be permanent?
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What is Apocalypse wearing?

In the movie, we can see that Apocalypse is wearing some kind of suit It seems this suit is regarded with equal importance to his life. What is this suit, and why is it so important? What is it ...
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Piers Anthony character “Subtle”

In the late 1960s, I recall reading a Piers Anthony novel with character "Subtle". "Subtle" was a special agent with his mind adjusted so his memory could be downloaded and given to his fellow agents. ...
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Why did King Aerys demand the death of Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark?

I understand that Lyanna Stark was abducted by Rhaegar leading to the arrest of Brandon Stark. I don't really understand how this relates to Jon Arryn's wards though.
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How did Bran warg into the correct wolf to help Jon in the “Rains of Castamere” of season #3?

In the Rains of Castamere episode, Bran and his entourage were hiding in a tower during a thunderstorm. Outside, Jon was fighting a few wildings. So, Jojen Reed looks out the window and sees a dire ...
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Help Identifying Sci fi short about game show with button to kill stranger

I read this short story about 15 years ago, in some anthology, and the plot was: Man lives in slums, gets selected for participation in game show, has no choice but to go on. (I think) they ...
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Do Continental European schools have more witches and wizards than Hogwarts?

A recent question about Durmstrang and Beauxbatons made me wonder how many students attended the schools, as I don't believe they took their full retinue with them. What percentage of their students ...
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In the Harry Potter movies, where do young French wizards and young Scandinavian witches go to school?

In the books, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons are co-ed. However, in the movies, they are all-male and all-female, respectively. What would male French students and female Scandinavian students do? Are ...
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Who did Ethan kill?

In the episode Outlaws (S01E16), Charlie and Sayid discuss Ethan Rom, saying SAYID: You killed a man. CHARLIE: A man who killed one of us, who kidnapped Claire, who strung me up and left me ...
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What is the original “origin story” of the Fantastic Four?

I've seen both of the recent Fantastic Four movies, but I seem to remember a different "origin story" in the comics for the Fantastic Four.

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