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Was Galadriel ever jealous of Arwen's beauty?

Is there anything in the books or movies which seem to indicate that Galadriel was jealous of Arwen's beauty? Especially since Galadriel is extremely prideful of her beauty?
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Why did the sense8'ers need to be “awoken” to sense each-other?

In the show Sense 8, an event in the 1st episode triggers each of the 8 characters to begin sensing each-other. However in later episodes it is explained that At the point of the show they are in ...
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Why did Reverse-Flash reveal his true identity?

Obviously, lots of spoilers about the first season of the TV Show The Flash ahead! The main plot of the first season of The Flash is the fight between our hero and his nemesis, the Reverse-Flash. ...
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Why didn't Zathras react to seeing Delenn the same way he reacted to seeing Sheridan and Sinclair?

In War Without End, Part 1, Zathras comes aboard the White Star (stumbling into another Minbari). He sees Sinclair and excitedly approaches. After a bit of back and forth, this exchange happens: ...
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futuristic scifi story about a girl who gets sucked into a mirror to another time/place?

i remember reading this story a long time ago in middle school, so it was definitely published in the early 2000's maybe even the 90's. the cover art was holographic i think and and had a picture of a ...
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How does The Wasp disarm the missile?

In Ant Man, If she was stuck in the quantum level, how could she possibly have disarmed the missile? I am wondering if this was ever explained in the comics.
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Is Oswin Oswald now super-human due to Trenzalore and the great intelligence?

The great intelligence fought the doctor. It gathered thousands of the best of human minds - healthy and functional, for many years. It traversed the universe and was able by guile and cunning to ...
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Did any of the Weasley kids get new dress robes for the Yule Ball?

In Goblet of Fire, Ron is appalled when Molly sends him his dress robes for the Yule Ball. Apparently, they smelled like Ron's Great Aunt Tessie and looked like they sashayed right off The Love Boat. ...
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First draft of The Lord of the Rings: Who was “M”?

The first words Tolkien wrote of the Lord of the Rings are preserved in a manuscript of which the first page is reproduced in The Return of the Shadow. When he first put pen to paper he wrote in ...
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story of gods/deities creating a world then assign a boy to name everything in that world

I am trying to identify a 'Creation myth' story I read from childhood that seems to stump Library of Congress librarians and local librarians. I've also used reddit, Abebooks booksleuth, Loganberry ...
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Book Identification: Travel Between Planets Becoming Impossible

From what I remember I'd guess this story would have come out mid 70's to mid 90's. It starts out from the perspective of a young girl, or teenager, who lives on a planet other than earth, not even ...
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Why was the main character in Quantum Leap named “Sam Beckett”?

It seems very strange to me that the main character in Quantum Leap is named Sam Beckett, given that there was already a very famous playwright with that name. They even acknowledge it in one episode ...
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Klingon for 'arrow'?

I'm running a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. There are orcs in this campaign. There's going to be a scene with Orcs where they will speak their native language: Giant. I've decided to use Klingon to ...
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Book about girl who learn she's a clone?

There was a young adult/teenage book I read a few years ago, something along the lines of a teenage girl who lives in a time when clones are considered extinct and any surviving ones are considered ...
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Was Snape really prejudiced?

Canon demonstrates that Snape was not a nice man, who bullied his students and embraced the Dark Arts, and who was a Death Eater. Canon also suggests that Snape held anti-Muggleborn sentiments as a ...
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What happened to Corwin's Avalon?

Before his long period of amnesia on Earth, Corwin spent much of his time as lord of a shadow called Avalon. I think the first reference to this is in Nine Princes in Amber, when Bleys says: "It ...
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TV Episode about woman in an electric chair

Reading this question I was reminded of a TV show I saw a long time ago that has an ending almost identical to the short story described there. The TV Episode, as I remember it, was black & white ...
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Collection of stories about young boy and his brother encountering aliens in suburbia

I'm trying to find a book that one of our teachers read to us in elementary school. It is either a collection of short stories, or simply one of those novels written in episodic form. It's told in ...
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How does the super soldier serum affect the rate at which Steve Rogers ages?

I have my own theories about this, but I'd like to know for sure. It was stated in The First Avenger that Steve's metabolism burn 4 times faster than the average person's,but does that same ratio ...
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Who did Captain America and Falcon find? [duplicate]

In the second bonus scene at the end of the credits after Ant Man, What are they talking about? And who is the guy they caught? I realize that some of this may not have been revealed yet, but ...
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Is the Xenomorph life cycle based on the life cycle of a real world species?

The Xenomorph life cycle is quite complex. It basically boils down to this1: Queen Xenomorph lays eggs. Eggs hatch into facehuggers. Facehuggers implant eggs in a host organism's throat. ...
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How did solving gravity help cure the blight? [duplicate]

Considering the movie Interstellar, I just did not understand how solving the equation saved the earth from the Blight. As I understood, the equation had to do with gravity. What was the relation of ...
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Did Serenity really appear in Battlestar Galactica?

Recently I ran across this image from the mini-series of Battlestar Galactica (from the scene in which Roslin is diagnosed with cancer): My question is: Is this really supposed to be Serenity? ...
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Why don’t phasers scan the DNA of the person using them?

Why don't phaser have a safety that scans the user. We see multiple times peoples weapons being used against themselves, and Picard is nearly vaporized by his. So, why cant the phaser DNA scan (not ...
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Book Identification: Something to do with “chaos”

I read the book long ago in my native language (romanian) and i have a distinct feeling that it had something about "chaos" in the tile (chaos theory or related) yet it might not be part of the ...
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In Harry Potter, were there any benevolent Slytherins [duplicate]

Anyone who has read or seen any of the Harry Potter books or movies is very aware that Slytherin is a house that is notoriously evil. In pretty much every instance, all of the bad in the Harry Potter ...
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Why was Voldemort unable to make the Sword of Gryffindor a Horcrux?

Tom Riddle's goal is to to make a horcrux from each house owner's belongings. He is successful in making a horcrux from three of the owners' items. Why isn't he successful in making the Sword of ...
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What was in the Star Destroyer Avenger's garbage?

You all know the scene from The Empire Strikes Back: the dashing Captain Han Solo successfully outwits the crew of the Imperial Star Destroyer Avenger by clamping the Millennium Falcon onto its hull, ...
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What boon did Dalinar Kholin receive from the Nightwatcher when he pursued the old magic?

We know that Brightlord Dalinar Kholin was cursed to forget all memories of his deceased wife when he asked the Nightwatcher for a favor. Was it ever mentioned or hinted in the Stormlight Archive ...
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Is it possible to make matter of nowhere? [on hold]

I was reading Dan Browns Angels and Demons and was wondering whether Dan Brown Fictionally mentioned it or is it really possible to create matter out of no where only using Energy?
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How are the throat slitting scenes created in Game of Thrones?

I am currently watching Game of Thrones S3, where a character’s throat is slit. In scenes such as this, how is the fake wound and blood spray created? Also, how do actors provide perfect expressions ...
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The ending in Alastair Reynold's 'Slow Bullet' [Spoilers]

In the very end of the 'Slow Bullet' novella, Scur, the protagonist, reveals something that implies her slow bullet might have been edited before being put in the prison ship: A year or two before ...
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1answer
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Story about a man who can predict future but commits suicide due to this ability

This was a short story that belonged to a collection of sci-fi stories. The story is narrated by a woman who is mesmerised with the protagonist and his abilities to anticipate things. In the end, ...
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Did Voldemort already decide on what Horcruxes he should make?

Tom presumably travelled to the far-flung forest in Albania about which Helena Ravenclaw had told him, and retrieved the diadem. He murdered an Albanian peasant and turned the diadem into a Horcrux. ...
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How much of the world can one see in a pensieve that the original owner of the memory did not? [duplicate]

This comment raised a question for me During the Chamber of Secrets while Harry is in Riddle's memory he is described as gliding alongside Riddle, watching whatever Riddle saw (however this not ...
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Why no one is able to trace who is the Green Hood through the arrow he uses?

Some disclosure: I am only through half of the first season of The Arrow, so please refrain from posting spoilers (as far as I am concerned) My question is given that the police is so determine in ...
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1answer
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Why Genysis did not have any backup servers?

Look, its year 2017. While I love idea of people going to software company and shooting into servers, most technical companies would respond: Oh, shoot. We got our main building destroyed. Luckily we ...
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Horror short story, in YA hardback anthology 80s or 90s

A young man in a workplace (possibly library) becomes very curious about a customer who always makes a short phone call before going home. The customer never smalltalks, simply snaps something like ...
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Would a dwarf become a wraith if stabbed by the Witch King's blade?

Gandalf confirms it would have happened to Frodo if untreated. If they had succeeded, you would have become like they are, only weaker and under their command. You would have became a wraith under ...
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Does Hogwarts have sports if you're not in a Quidditch team?

The only organised physical activity in the Harry Potter books seems to be the Quidditch Cup. The teams for that are very small (even assuming a reserve for every position, there only 14 players per ...
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1answer
198 views

How does quantum Ant Man keep his structure?

In Ant Man, Why doesn't Ant Man himself dissolve into formlessness? Hank Pym seems to indicate that there is some explanation when he tells Lang that. So what is it that enables him to ...
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2answers
189 views

What is the point of sending anything back in time in the Terminator movies?

As explored in another SCF question, the only way to answer the bootstrap paradox is to say "every time someone is sent back in time, time branches into a separate line." But if that is the case, ...
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What Star Wars Media is Canon [duplicate]

I know that the 6 saga movies, The Clone Wars Film, The Clone Wars TV Series, and the Star Wars Rebels TV Series is canon, but what novels, books, comics, video games, etc. are canon.
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141 views

Alien in a box killed by humans

There is a specific short story from an anthology type thing that I'm looking for from the 50s through the 80s (sorry it's such a wide range). The story is there were a bunch of people that found a ...
2
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0answers
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Is it necessary to read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles in order?

I want to read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but I was told I shouldn't read the first one. I was told that the second one is better. So, do you have to read them in order, or are they separate ...
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Three characters, one of them an older female archer, go on a quest

OK, so when I was 12 (around 1993 or 1994) I checked out a book from my school library. The book had 3 characters it was centered around with the boy being the main character (I think) of the story. ...
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What was the objective of the ground forces in the final battle?

In the film Avatar, we see the human troops using their air superiority to good effect when they attack Home Tree. They're then challenged (in the air) by various raptors and flying creatures. At ...
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What was the general contemporary reaction to Wesley Crusher as a character?

I know that I hate Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is by far the most annoying character in my opinion. I've also heard from others that he wasn't very well liked. The Memory ...
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451 views

What is the backstory of this building in Ant-Man?

The very first scene in Ant-Man I imagine that completion of the building is part of some other plot line somewhere else in the MCU. So what is the building, and what is its story?
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Where Did the Atlantis Gate Address Come From? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Stargate Atlantis, the only mention of where the 8-symbol address came from, was Daniel Jackson mentioning, "recently, we've been able to determine the...". But how, exactly, ...

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