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What house did Albus Severus Potter get put into? Was it Gryffindor or Slytherin?

At the end of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Albus Potter questions to Harry "What if I am put in Slytherin" So what was he actually sorted into?
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Was it ever explained how Starscream could return as a Transformer ghost?

From the original Transformers G1 cartoons, how did Starscream return as a ghost? as far as I know Starscream was the only case where a Transformer returned as a ghost?
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Does the flagship captain necessarily have the most seniority?

During the time when the Enterprise-D (later E) was the flagship of the fleet, was Captain Picard necessarily the officer with the most seniority (of those officers that served regularly aboard ...
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What nations are represented by the flags in the background in the episode Rapture?

In the season 5 episode "Rapture", during the ceremony scene, in the background we can see a number of colourful flags. One is quite clearly the flag of the Federation... But there are at least ...
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Book where a woman with martial arts skills goes back to king Arthur's time

I'm looking for the title of a book which I read in 2001 in Australia. I had to leave it there when I returned to Germany. The story details are as follows: A young, relatively small woman is ...
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Trying to recall a sci-fi story about sounds from space

The premises is: A radio station broadcasted sounds recorded from deep space and those sounds when amplified provided people with a blissful trance. And it ended with the protagonist cursing the find ...
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I need help finding an anime i watched 7 years ago [on hold]

I'm making a list of animes I've watched over the years. This one i remember watching but can't cone up with any character names or the name of the anime itself. I do remember it was about a teenage ...
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Why did Palpatine save Vader?

Really, why did he? We see in the prequels (and even more so in the EU) how whenever a Sith becomes weak, he gets killed off by his own kind. One example is the Apprentice who becomes more powerful ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan try to end Vader's life to spare him from a horrible painful death by burning? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of this: Why did Obi-Wan leave Vader on Mustafar?. EDIT: The question I mentioned answers why Obi-Wan didn't kill Vader to make sure he's no longer a threat?. The answer to ...
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Did Varys want Ser Barristan to go to Daenerys?

In ACoK, Tyrion learns that Varys was behind the dismissal of Barristan the Bold. "Was it Joffrey's wish to dismiss Ser Barristan Selmy from his Kingsguard too?" Cersei sighed. "Joff wanted ...
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Tuor, Beren and Luthien - the gifts of Mortality and Immortality from Eru vs the Valar

According to the legendarium It was a tradition under the Eldar and Edain that they [Idril and Tuor] arrived in Valinor, and that Tuor alone of Men was counted among the Eldar, immortal as other ...
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Why did Griphook stop working at Gringotts Bank

In the final Harry Potter movie we see that Griphook the goblin isn't working at Gringott's Bank. Is there an explanation why he doesn't he have a job there any more?
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Looking for 1990s sci-fi children's book or novelette

I had a Sci/fi Fantasy book that was lost. It could have been an anthology including a short story or novel about two children, sea creatures and two magicians; one good and one evil. On the cover, ...
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Why did the Matrix simulate 1999 instead of a pre-computer year?

In The Matrix, the people within the Matrix live in a simulated version of the year 1999. It's already been asked why the machines bothered with the Matrix at all, but let's assume that they had a ...
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Do the Borg get promoted?

After watching "The Omega Directive" episode of Voyager the other day, it got me thinking. Harry's initial designation was 6 of 10. When he "misbehaved", Seven redesignated him to 2 of 10, which he ...
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Was there a planned resolution for Almost Human?

The answer to this question is usually, no - TV writers are desperately pounding out the next script in advance of the next episode, so not much time to plot out long plotlines (LOST, I'm looking in ...
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Is the accountant Weasley cousin an abandoned plot thread?

[T]he muggle cousin is an abandoned plot thread -- that cousin would have a witch daughter, who would live with the Weasleys and be an intellegent Slytherin, being a foil for Hermione; I believe ...
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Why did Snape not think about the time turner when Sirius was saved

During the third book "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Harry and Hermione go back in time and save Buckbeak and Sirius. Snape suspects Harry was involved in Siruis' disappearance. To reason ...
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Why didn't Mr Bliss tell people what he was doing?

In Skulduggery Pleasant, Mr Bliss betrays Skullduggery and steals the key for Serpine. However, we find out that he only did this so he would be able to predict Serpine's actions and try to stop him. ...
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Harry potter normal curriculum education [duplicate]

The wizards learn magic at Hogwarts, but what about "normal" education. Muggles learn English, Math etc. Is this not noticed when they make contact with muggles that they can't do basic math that you ...
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What human rights did the clone troopers have?

The Clone Troopers in the prequel trilogy were genetically engineered to fight the Clone Wars. This question establishes that each trooper was individual and some excelled at different things. The ...
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How did Hagrid know about the Time-Turners?

In Half-Blood Prince, Hagrid is upset that the trio haven't been to see him and then says they could've used the Time-Turners: “Ar, I always knew yeh’d find it hard ter squeeze me inter yeh ...
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Story ID - Multi-limbed aliens, debate about their intelligence

I'm almost certain I read this story in an Omni magazine collection of short stories. It wasn't the regular run of the magazine, but an oversized version with a slightly thicker, sturdier paper than ...
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Real-world origin of verse - “Ran! Tan! Terre et ciel!”

In the fantasy series "A Wizard In Rhyme" by Christopher Stasheff, the 2nd book "The Oathbound Wizard" contains the following verse: Ran! Tan! Terre et ciel! Terre et ciel, et sang vermeil! ...
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Is the Doctor a real doctor in any way?

I've only seen the one with the bald doctor, but he just says he's the Doctor even though I'm fairly sure he didn't do any healing at that time. Why is he called a Doctor? Is he even a doctor in any ...
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Why are dragons considered magical in A Song of Ice and Fire?

People considered dragons to be magical creatures in ASOIAF (and their existence linked with the power of magic), but I don't see why. Why are they considered magical? Aren't they just another ...
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Why did Triwizard tournament competents not use summoning charm? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire - First task, Why didn't anyone used Summoning Charm to Summon the Dragon Egg?
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What was in the other backpacks at the feast?

The backpacks at the Feast in the 74th Annual Hunger Games were designed to contain the thing that each district needed the most. We know that District 12's pack contained the medicine for Peeta's ...
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Guy is on voyage to Mars. He thinks his wife is with him but she's a hypnotic suggestion

There's no room for a second person, so he's been hypnotized to believe that she's there. Fuzzy on the details. Story's probably from 1950s. What is the name of this story?
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Mean aunt is reincarnated as a fly with one green(?) eye and one brown eye

A boy's American parents are killed in an accident in India or Tibet. He's sent back to live with his maiden aunt (who has one brown and one green (or blue) eye) in Kansas(?), where she makes him ...
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Fantasy book - Evil Prince forces a Mage to use Black Magic; Mage is slowly dying from it Book cover background of a castle

I'm looking for a book from my youth I wish to share. One of the main characters is forced by a snotty prince to use black magic. Black magic in this world is banned from use. The mage(wizard) ...
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What did Katniss mean when she says “trust me”?

At the end of the first Hunger Games movie: What does she mean by this?
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Basilisk Venom Destroy Harry's Horcrux [duplicate]

So in Chamber of Secrets Harry gets a basilisk fang in him (I seem to remember it being his arm). And as we find out in Deathly Hallows, the venom from a basilisk destroys horcruxes. Harry was one of ...
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Why do people pray to the Stranger?

When characters discuss the seven gods of the Faith, if the Stranger is mentioned at all, it is usually seemingly to emphasise that nobody prays to him: A thousand [candles] twinkled for the ...
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Film set for Lost Girl 4.3 same as Hemlock Grove season 2?

The exterior & interior of the house shown in Lost Girl season 4, episode 3 ("Lovers Apart") looks nearly identical to Olivia Godfrey's house in Hemlock Grove, season 2. Was the same location ...
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Short Story ID: Utopia Where No One Has to Work, But People Want to Work Anyway

I'm looking for a short story that takes place in a sort of utopian future, where no one has to work because machines do everything. People can basically sit and do nothing all day, but this is ...
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Sci Fi Short Story ID: Aliens United to Destroy Violent Race, Twist Is It's Humanity [duplicate]

I'm looking for a sci-fi short story where a crew from Earth makes first contact with an alien. The alien tells them about how all the alien races united to destroy an extremely violent/belligerent ...
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Alien universe - is there any information about the political situation on earth?

Alien universe - is there any information about the political situation on earth? As I know, in first three films, there were any information about wars or global government on earth or in outer ...
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Why don't they freeze Kane?

As Parker repeatedly asks after they bring the face-hugged Kane aboard, why don't they freeze him? I understand that Ash doesn't want to, but neither Dallas nor any other crew member provide any ...
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Evolved forms in evolution

In the movie Evolution alien cells evolve at a rapid rate. My question is, why did the aliens eventually come to a blue ape-like creature? With the many variations of creature none looked like ...
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How big was the Order of the Phoenix during each of the two Wizarding Wars?

The Order Members we know best of all and spend most time with are of course those closest to the Trio, but we often come across mentions and appearances of other Order members during either of the ...
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Is Dumbledore using Legilimency when he gives Harry a “piercing look”?

At many points in the story, when Dumbledore asks Harry something, he gives him a piercing look. It makes me wonder if that is Dumbledore using Legilemency against him. Is he?
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What is the name of the piano piece Seven of Nine plays?

What is the name of the piano piece that Seven of Nine plays for the holographic Commander Chakotay in Season 7, Episode 18 (Human Error) of Star Trek: Voyager? She plays it for him in a scene where ...
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Has any reference been made to Earth or the Milky Way in Star Wars EU?

I know this might sound really stupid, but I was wondering if any references had ever been made to the existence of Earth or our solar system or the Milky Way anywhere in the Star Wars EU. EDIT: ...
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Why did Jedi in the prequel movies use the force offensively?

One of the Yoda's quotes which sticks in my mind most from the original series is A Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack! To back this up we see Vader and Sidious ...
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Looking for two 1980s sci-fi children's books [on hold]

This will be vague, but I'm hoping somebody out there will know of these two 1970s-1980s sci-fi children's books. Sadly, all I can recall of the first is that it starred two space heroes who patrolled ...
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Where did the name Smaug come from?

So I was wondering what the origin of this name is for the dragon? Is it a known word from a language with a meaning or is it a completely made up word? Or perhaps it evolved from another word... its ...
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Movie about a man and a worm inside his head

I saw this late 1980's(?) movie in the mid/late 1990s when I was only young, so sorry for the lack of details. I remember there was a main character - man, some sort of a junkie. There was also a ...
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Trying to find a fantasy book with a girl who made her bath boil

I have read this book at least 7 years ago and quite enjoyed it. But i honestly dont remember much about it. I remember it having a woman on the cover of the book, drawn frontal view of head to hips ...

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