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Hi! Trying to find a young adult lit series with a girl with hidden magical powers.

Trying to find a young adult lit series with a girl with hidden magical powers. The villain sends a boy (I think named Eric) to bring her to him and he falls I love with her. This book has a cartoon ...
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Who was the Professor before Quirrell?

The first book has a scentence that states, "...He was fine while he was studyin' outta books but then took a year off ter get some first-hand experience..." This is just a snippet out of a whole ...
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Couldn't anyone defeat Voldemort if they destroyed all of his Horcruxes?

My question is fairly straight forward. I do recognize the prophecy which states, "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as ...
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What is the origin of the Bene Gesserit's powers?

Where did the Bene Gesserit's powers come from?
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The Atreides/Harkonnen wedding

The Bene Gesserit were planning to have Leto's daughter marry Feyd Rautha Harkonnen, resulting in the birth of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the end of the feud. How were they going to convince Duke ...
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In Dredd, what was Kay thinking?

In Dredd (the 2012 reboot film), at one point Kay is trying to freak out Anderson by having her read his mind psychically while he thinks of outrageous things. The violent sex thought doesn't seem to ...
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What the zark is this all about?

Who, or what, is "Zark" in the Hitchhiker's Guide series? When did it, he, or she originate, and what does the word "zark" refer to? The first time I remember {it / him / her} being mentioned is on ...
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What is the name of the short story about a skeptic's dystopian future?

In the late 1990's or early 2000's, I read a short story online about a skeptic who lived in a near future in which every sort of supernatural thing was believed by everyone but himself. Every sort ...
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story ID : A universe being split into seven different worlds

The story was about a universe where people were segregated by different aspects and trait of personality. I remember that there were 7 different worlds (?). One of these worlds was the world of ...
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Pre-1978 Science Fiction novel involving Chinese or Japanese Occupation of US

Just in case: it's not the "Man in the High Castle"! ;) -- which was published much earlier. This science fiction story (may have been a novella), from what little I recall, involved the aftermath ...
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Did JKR ever acknowledge influence from “Ender's Game”?

The whole concept seems eerily similar... a young child, groomed to be the main hope to win a war, with no adult support, and decieved about the main point of the srtuggle. This seems to go well ...
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Does Data have Bluetooth or similar radio? [duplicate]

Every time I see Data interacting with a computer or network he is using a terminal or communicator just like everyone else. Surely a bluetooth or communicator device could easily be incorporated ...
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How did Thranduil knew about the 'infamous' Strider when the latter was only 10 during the Battle of the Five Armies?

On the last Hobbit movie, after the Battle of the Five Armies, Legolas tells Thranduil that he won't be coming home. The latter tells him to go to find the infamous son of Arathorn, that goes by the ...
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Phoebus declaration from the book “Stories of Ibis”

After reading the book The Stories of Ibis, I was curious if the author has ever published a full version of the declaration of Phoebus, the speech that the android Phoebus held when asked to express ...
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How does Ronan learn of the Infinity Stone?

Something doesnt make sense. Since Thanos kept referring to "the orb" while talking to Ronan, it is implied he did not tell Ronan it contains an Infinity Stone. This makes sense, since he didnt want ...
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Looper - Why not send victims someplace to get cremated?

I watched Looper again recently and something was bugging me. If the future can control where the victim will go, why not send them into something that would destroy their body? Like into kiln or ...
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86 views

How can Superman be so weakened by Kryptonian air

In the recent movie Man of Steel, we can see Kal-El beeing weakened down by Kryptonian atmosphere.. there isn't any question about a red sun or Kryptonite.. he got weakened by the air breathing on his ...
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Was Jesus Christ a wizard in the world of Harry Potter?

So we know that in the Potterverse they celebrate Christmas. Hopefully most people on here know the original reason for Christmas is the supposed birth of Jesus. What is Jesus considered to be when ...
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How did Castiel break into Lucifer's cage? Why was Raphael unable to?

We know it was Castiel who broke into Lucifer's cage to release Sam's body, but has it ever been explained how he done this? I was thinking that he used the Rings of the Horsemen, but didn't Death get ...
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Why didn't an Archangel rescue You-Know-Who from hell?

Saving Dean from the hell was probably one of the most high-profile task the angels had been set with for possibly thousands of years (probably right up there with Michael banishing Lucifer from ...
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1answer
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Why were the crowds cheering Caspian, Aslan and the others?

In Prince Caspian, the movie version at least, at the end after the great battle we get a city scene showing Caspian, 4 kings, Aslan and various Narnia creatures riding into the city, being cheered by ...
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Multiple civilizations in individual rocket ships with fake star system overhead

A short story about a gaffer - this guys job is to maintain/repair the star system that is used to fake out the residents on rocket ships. Cool job. As he looks in the windows of the various ships, ...
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In the movie Divergent, are the phase 2 testing expectations different than the Kobyashi Maru?

I.e. unlike the Kobayashi Maru which is setup as a "no-win" scenario, is the expectation that all Dauntless initiates should have a solution within the phase 2 test if the initiate simply practices ...
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Story ident : Red-headed (female) twins encounter reptilians in a parallel world

I think this book was written in the 80's. The two main characters were identical adult female twins, probably in their mid-twenties They have red/auburn hair I remember a scene where they become ...
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Why Wizengamot needs witnesses? [duplicate]

In many contexts in Harry Potter series we see that even the most skillfully hidden truth can be unveiled by a skilled Legilimens. As in Kreacher's case where Dumbledore learns the truth about Sirius ...
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Movie Identification: Fugitive robots chased by military robot

I'm trying to track down a movie I remember from my youth. The movie was live-action, color, and would have been from the late 70's or 80's. The plot centers around two humanoid robots, a "male" and ...
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Was the Defiant escorted back out of Dominion space in Broken Link?

In the episode "Broken Link," Odo needs to go to the Great Link to be cured. However, having been attacked by the joint Tal Shiar/Obsidian Order fleet, the Founders have relocated and don't want ...
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70 views

What would happen if a user is killed in the Grid?

What happens if a user(human), dies while in the computer?
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How does the new Star Tours even remotely fit into the Star Wars canon?

Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but I have a giant problem with Star Tours, the ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. For those who are unfamiliar with it, you board a Star ...
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1answer
96 views

Was Galadriel present when Beren spoke to Melian

Was Galadriel present when Beren spoke to Melian. In the Silmarillion it is said : "Then he looked in the eyes of Melian, who spoke not; and he bade farewell to Lúthien Tinuviel, and bowing ...
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What is this snake / spear / projectile weapon the Yuuzhan Vong use?

I've seen it in a few images, sometimes it's being used to stab at an opponent like a spear, sometimes it's being used as portrayed the image below. I know they hate technology, so is this their ...
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How well known was Gaius Baltar pre-destruction of the 12 colonies?

Gaius Baltar seemed to hold a pseudo celebrity status, at least on Caprica amongst several of the more intellectual characters on Battlestar Galactica. As far as I can recall though, his major ...
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52 views

identify book: fantasy series (?), protagonist priest, antagonist vampire king

What I can remember about the book: I read it in the late 90s/early 00s; the protagonist was a priest/monk, from a temple that used fire magic; the protagonist was scarred/burnt in some way, when he ...
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Ghost short story with whistling ghost on stairs

I used to read a lot of ghost short story collections when I was younger. One story has stuck with me and I'd like to be able to identify a) the name and author of the story and B) Which collection it ...
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1answer
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Any idea what was the final verdict in DS9 [duplicate]

In Deep Space Nine, The whole serie is centered around "The Prophets". Through the show there are questions about what they are and what they can do. At first, Benjamin Sisko (The Emissary) think of ...
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96 views

What are the things in Dr Who, Season 08, episode 10?

In Dr Who Season 08 episode 10, "In the Forest of the Night", are the Basically, what are they?
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YA trilogy about a girl saving a magic kingdom whose boyfriend becomes part of a tree

This is probably a long shot but it's been really bugging me trying to figure this out. I'm searching for a fantasy trilogy where a mortal girl has to save a magic kingdom from fairies or something of ...
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874 views

What's with Thanos' “headquarters”?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, (specifically The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy), Thanos is seen in a throne floating above a desolate asteroid field. This seems really impractical. Even ...
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What happened to Dain II Ironfoot in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies? [duplicate]

I read the LOTR Wikia to find out what happened in the book. In the movie: and then - nothing? The other leaders get their stories wrapped up, but Dain II Ironfoot is never heard of again, or ...
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Could Bran warg into a messenger raven, fly to Kings Landing, and poke Joffrey in the eye?

I am watching Game of Thrones on my own time schedule cause I don't have HBO. I just finished Season #3. However, I want to know one spoiler: Once Bran has mastered warging, could he warg into a ...
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128 views

Who were the portrayed people over Bilbo's fireplace?

Towards the end of the last Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, when Bilbo returned to Bag End, he fixed some pictures of two people that were over his fireplace. Who were these two people? ...
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120 views

Slugthrower Star Wars Universe

Are the Slugthrowers, in The Star Wars Universe, basically modern guns or are they more advanced?
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Movie Identification - people in a white room in space shrinking

So I watched this movie when I was younger (early 2000, I guess) and the only thing I remember is this one scene. There were some people exploring the space and somehow they ended up in this white ...
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251 views

Gandalf different approach towards magic rings in Hobbit Movie 3 and LotR Movie 1

My concern is only about the movies: In The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies at the end of the movie, Gandalf says that he knows that Bilbo had a magic ring but he let Bilbo keep the ring. Why did ...
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1answer
102 views

Short story about an astronaut that enters an alien space ship and discovers it is a sarcophagus

Upon realizing it is a sarcophagus, he decides to sacrifice himself (I think by disconnecting his air) and exist in it for eternity along with the original creature. It may have been in an old Omni ...
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Would Godzilla win? [on hold]

Including any and all giant monsters from any movie, any man made machines like the Jaegers in pacific rim, is there anything that can beat the new Godzilla in a fight? Answers based on comics and ...
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last one standing [on hold]

If DC and Marvel characters all fought in a free-for-all match, all weapons and powers of any kind are allowed, who would be the last one standing? If there could only be one. Answers based ...
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1answer
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Unknown feature on Middle Earth's map?

On Christopher Tolkien's map of Middle Earth, one feature has always caught my eye, and to my knowledge has never been explained: The mass in the middle of the Sea of Rhûn: Has this ever been ...
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103 views

What happened to Y.T.'s mom? (spoilers)

The last time we see Y.T.'s mom in Snow Crash, its to pick her daughter up and take her home. The second to last time, she's being interrogated by the Fed (her employer), because they keep their ...
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Who is more powerful, Goku or Superman? [on hold]

This question is a two-parter. First: I know there is much discussion on the subject of who would win in a fight between the two, but I have to wonder, who is more powerful? Based on the facts that ...

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