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Pony ages in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

What is the actual age of the following ponies: Twilight Sparkle Pinkie Pie Rarity Apple Jack Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Princess Luna Princess Celestia Granny Smith So let's add some constraints: ...
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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Who is torturing Theon Greyjoy and why?

He comes out of no where and I haven't read the books. He just keeps torturing him and giving hints on who he is...
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Is there an official Marvel films viewing order?

I'm planning on rewatching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Has Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America seems like the hardest one for ...
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How did the Zombies infection start in the Walking Dead?

I'm wondering where the infection causing peoples to turn into zombies start from?
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In The Walking Dead, what did Dr. Jenner tell Rick?

In the episode "TS-19", Dr. Jenner whispers something into Rick's ear before they leave the CDC which leaves Rick visibly shaken. What exactly does he tell him?
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What is the meaning to the ending of Another Earth?

At the very end of the movie Another Earth (2011), Rhoda What is the meaning of this? Did John I don't understand the meaning of the end at all.
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What happened to Ashoka Tano after she left the Jedi Order?

In the last episode of the Clone Wars cartoon series, Ashoka Tano was accused by the Jedi Council and put out of the Order, but after some diligent research, Anakin found out who was the real culprit, ...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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Would the One Ring even work for anyone but Sauron?

The temptation of the One Ring, we quickly learn, is always tied up with power: each character's fantasies of possessing it seem to be about what they would do with great power. Even Sam, as I ...
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What do the White Walkers do with the baby boy gifts from Craster?

When Craster gives away the baby boys to the White Walkers, what happens? Do the baby boys become snacks at a White Walker party? Made into something else with magic?
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What order should the Babylon 5 movies and series be watched in?

Can someone tell me what order should the Babylon 5 movies be watched, so as to get the best out of them as a whole while watching the series? I know that release date isn't the best way to do this ...
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In the Day of the Doctor, is the Curator (Tom Baker) the Doctor or just another person?

Unless he wasn't playing as the 4th Doctor (which is unlikely as the 12th Doctor- Matt Smith- says he doesn't forget a face when he saw him) how did the 4th Doctor's cameo fit in at the end of the ...
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Is the actor for Albus Severus Potter one of the triplets who played Harry?

This has been going around a bit on Facebook with some people I know: The site in the image, LOLSPIC.com, seems to contain just user-submitted funny/interesting images, and doesn't seem to be a ...
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Is there a transcript of Uhura's conversation with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, there is a scene on Kronos where Uhura leaves the shuttle to converse with the Klingons. What was the conversation about? Is there a transcript?
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A Memory of Light Question on the Epilogue

How did Rand al'Thor do what he did at the end of Memory of light? How was this achieved, and what are the implications?
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Does Batman use Linux?

While reading about a Windows 8.1 tips & tricks blog, I came across this conversation in the comment section where they were joking about the possibility of Linux being Batcomputer's choice of OS. ...
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How could this Adamantium piece be destroyed in The Wolverine?

In The Wolverine there is a scene in which I know about the Silver Samurai's ability of generating a tachyon field surrounding (usually) his sword, but I thought this couldn't cut through ...
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Who is Tauriel and why are they adding her to the Hobbit movies?

Peter Jackson has added a new character Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lily) to the Hobbit movie. She's apparently a Mirkwood elf and a love interest for Legolas and not in the original. Does anyone ...
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What does House Greyjoy's motto, “We Do Not Sow”, mean?

What does the motto of House Greyjoy, "We Do Not Sow", in the TV series Game of Thrones supposed to mean? It seems to be missing a noun, to me. Is it something like, we do not sow discord? Or we do ...
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Why did Harry Potter intentionally lose the Resurrection Stone in the Forbidden Forest?

Just before he is sacrificed to Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, Harry dropped the Resurrection Stone. “I thought he would come,” said Voldemort in his high, clear voice, his eyes on the ...
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What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in?

I believe that Asimov himself recommended reading them in chronological order, however I read them in the order that they were published and think that this is the best way to do it. What is the ...
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Is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?

I get that the two Hulks are different characters, but is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?
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What is the meaning of The Hunger Games's golden bird?

Everytime time media need an image about the Hunger Games, they use this golden bird What is the significance of this bird?
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What happened to Seneca Crane at the end of the movie?

At the end of the movie we are shown Why did that happen?
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Why did Smeagol become addicted to the ring, when Bilbo did not?

Why did Smeagol turn into a 'creature', but not Bilbo Baggins? Deagol found the ring in a lake, Smeagol stole it and then turned into a weird creature. Bilbo did not turn into a creature when he ...
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Differences between dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation: Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast ...
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What's the recommend reading order of the Ender Wiggin books?

The series that start's with Ender's Game has a parallel series that starts with Ender's Shadow. The graph of the timeline is... well... complicated. Does it make more sense if you read them in ...
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Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?

I haven't seen any of the movies in the universe that includes The Avengers. However, this one is a Joss Whedon film, so of course I'll see it. But first, should I go watch any other movies in that ...
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Is Iron Man 3's ending based on any canonical source?

At the end of Iron Man 3: Does this happen in any other canonical source? And if so, how does the story continue?
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Why does Tony Stark keep the electromagnet in his chest?

The ARC reactor and electromagnet chest piece are originally there to prevent pieces of shrapnel from piercing his heart. That happens because he was fixed by a Chinese/Afghan doctor who doesn't have ...
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How should I overlap the viewing of Doctor Who and Torchwood?

Torchwood is a spin off of Doctor Who. I read somewhere there is some relation between some episode of both series. How should I coordinate the viewing of both series?
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Did Tolkien really explicitly consider Sam the true hero of LOTR?

Quoting from Crouching Moron Hidden Badass: Literature on TVTropes (TVTropes link alert!!! Don't tell me I didn't warn you!): Perhaps even more aptly: Samwise Gamgee. His name roughly translates ...
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Why can't adamantium cut through vibranium?

In Avengers vs. X-Men #3, Wolverine's claws meet up with Captain America's shield. It's always been my understanding that Wolverine's adamantium claws can cut through anything, but also Captain ...
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Who is Anakin Skywalker's father?

In Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother, Shmi, said that he does not have a father, although it seemed to me that she doubted that. Is there a canonical answer as to who Anakin's father is? ...
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Where were the locations of the districts in The Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, the nation of Panem (implied to be North America after some sort of post apocalyptic scenario) is divided into 13 districts and the Capitol. District 12 is hinted to be in the ...
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Why didn't Sauron kill Gandalf

I saw Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug today. I loved it, but there was one thing I didn't entirely understand. I tried to search the internet for an answer, but I didn't find one. I know an Istari ...
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What happened to Winston Smith in 1984?

If you haven't read George Orwell's 1984, this contains spoilers, so you may want to stop reading now. I'm serious -- no more jokes. This is your last chance. Next paragraph is a spoiler. At the ...
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Why is Arwen dying?

Inspired by xkcd #1256's Title text : To whoever typed 'why is arwen dying': GOOD. FUCKING. QUESTION. This refers to a scene in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ...
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Do Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion pass the Bechdel test?

Motivation Let's face it, Tolkien wasn't much of a promoter of women's equality (to say the least). Thus there are no female characters in the Hobbit. the Lord of the Rings certainly has several ...
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Does Red Skull die at the end of Captain America?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger (directed by Joe Johnston with Chris Evans in the titular role) you see Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) holding the Cosmic Cube after being hit by Captain ...
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Why can't the military kill the Walking Dead?

In the TV series The Walking Dead, why has the military been so ineffective against the walker invasion? If the walkers can be stopped by something as simple as fences and glass doors (like at the ...
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Is Apollo 18 real or just a fiction film?

Is apollo 18 a real documentary as the introduction of the film says or just another science fiction film? If it is science fiction, then why does the film say it is based on real footage found in ...
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Why didn't Gandalf or Frodo Fly to Mount Doom?

Why didn't Gandalf use his eagles to fly over Mount Doom and drop the ring? I know he feared what he would do if the ring overpowered him, so why not just give Frodo an eagle? And, if there would be ...
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What is the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey about?

The end of 2001: A Space Odyssey movie features bizarre colours and the main character appearing in a bed, then becoming an old man and finally a fetus! I always found this a pretty disappointing end ...
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What is the timeline for The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy obviously covers a lot of time. How many months / years pass from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring until the end of The Return of the King? A timeline of ...
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Hulk vs. Superman - did they ever fight? Who won?

Many people extremely underestimate Hulk. They don't know that Hulk's strength grows the more he fights. It doesn't matter if you are x100 stronger, he soon will be just as strong and then some. It ...
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How does Iron Man's Arc Reactor work?

In the film we can see him making a miniature simplified Arc Reactor with palladium and so on. I know it is like a mini nuclear reactor, but what exactly are its inner workings or principles?
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If only the Sith deal in absolutes, why does Obi-Wan say it that way?

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that "Only the Sith deal in absolutes", and uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. But it would seem the statement itself "Only the ...