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Need help identifying this robot from a cardboard cutout

My neighbor has this large cardboard cutout of a robot with a chicken burger, obviously part of some fast food ad campaign. I'm curious to know if the robot in question is from some specific work, ...
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Help identifying what series this doll comes from

I've had this doll for a very long time (the past 10 years at least) and never known where it was from. It seems to me that it is from some sci-fi series. I never got the packaging, only the doll. ...
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Help me identify this character, it's a sticker

I need to identify this character:
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Identify these DC villians

Watching Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and I'm having trouble identifying these two members of the Crime Syndicate. They appear in the battle around 15 minutes into the movie. Does anyone ...
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Christopher Priest, *The Affirmation*: “Who is Alice Dowden?”

This is from page 160 of the Gollancz "SF Masterworks" edition (2011) of Christopher Priest's slipstream (or at any rate elusive) novel The Affirmation (1981). In an alternate reality (later explored ...
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Is Scrooloose from Beyond Thunderdome a stranded War Boy?

What canon information confirms or denies that Scrooloose from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome foreshadowed the War Boys featured in Fury Road?
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In the TV show Gotham, who is Kris Kringle?

In the TV show Gotham you get to see where a lot of the classic Batman villains get their start. I can't figure out who Kris Kringle is going to become, though. I'm not all that familiar with Batman ...
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Who was the serial killer in Dean Koontz's Demon Seed

I read Demon Seed a while back and remember that it featured a serial killer the protagonist frees from prison by hacking a chip in his brain. I no longer headed there's book though. I've searched ...
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story with faucet-water-cooled supercomputer

Does anyone recall a book or short story in which the female main character had a small tapwater-cooled supercomputer connected to her kitchen sink? One scene I'm remembering includes her turning ...
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Who is this purple-skinned character?

Who's this purple-skinned guy on the left? I know The Leader is the guy on the right. Could it be Sinestro?
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Who is this giant spider creature?

Who is this giant spider creature? I don't want to call him a villain as he's in a picture with Justice League Dark and could very well be a temporary member or ally.
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Spider demon in Japanese folklore that feeds on human beings

Details: I am positive it does appear in Japanese folklore, it is some type of spider demon that feeds on human beings, and it could either be a centaur type creature with a woman's torso or straight ...
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Who are these characters at the end of Deathly Hallows, Part 2?

In the process of answering this question, I came across the following screenshot of several children on the Hogwarts Express, during the "Epilogue" scene of Deathly Hallows, Part 2: With the ...
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Who is this character from Avatar : The Last Airbender?

I know this is from Avatar but I don't know who this character is...
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Name of a book related to dimensional traveling

Alright so it's been around 6 years since i've read this book but i'd like to know the name, for old times sake ya know. Ok so the things I remember about this book was about some teenager who has a ...
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In Welcome to Night Vale, what name(s) were given to Khoshek's kittens?

In Welcome to Night Vale, Khoshekh, the cat hovering in the men's bathroom at the radio station, has a litter of kittens. They were all adopted (but continue hovering in the bathroom and are just ...
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Who was the mutant who was Storm's stalker?

I remember reading an X-Men comic, about a mutant who was stalking Storm, and was obsessed with her. His power was some sort of energy blast from his hands, I think. He threatened to kill either ...
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Which Marvel character had a bomb in his heart which would explode when his heart stopped?

I remembered a Marvel Comics story I read a while ago. I read it in the 90s but I think it had been published long before that, any time between the 60s and 80s. It was a story of a superhero team. I ...
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Can anyone recognise this Batman villain?

Can anyone tell me who this villain is and what storyline this scene comes from? Maybe a strange incarnation of Solomon Grundy? That's definitely The Ventriloquist and Scarface in the background ...
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What evidence is there that proves/disproves there was a Gemini Earth Astronaut that appeared in the original Star Wars Cantina scene?

Here we go with yet another retcon question about Star Wars. While looking up info on another film franchise, I came across this intriguing internet tidbit: As a bit of irony in the muddled Star ...
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Who was this girl that Hulk met after being minimized

In one old Hulk story (again something I read back in 80's) Hulk was minimized (by the government, if I remember correctly) to atomic scale, or perhaps smaller. In that very small state he stumbled ...
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Who was this (possibly DC Comics) female character that was a daughter of Satan, or some demon

This female character was in - if I remember correctly, DC Comics - comic book I read in the 80's. She was described as the daughter of "Satan" (or some similar evil being) and had an ability to ...
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Who was this female Marvel character in a Hulk story

This female character appeared in a Hulk story that I read back in 80's. The lady in question was some kind of movie producer from another realm and had a purse that seemed to contain a Universe (or ...
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Who is this character supposed to have been in the Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Marvel just revleaed another trailer for the Age Of Ultron, in about 00:32 seconds into the video - a new character is shown. The character is shown taking off the robe to reveal herself. Who is ...
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Who is (was?) this DC Comics villain?

I first read a DC comics story with this villain back in the 80's. Some things I remember about the character: He is portrayed as the bringer of the end of the world His name had some connection to ...
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Who is the Rebel pilot who got stranded during the Battle of Yavin and had his place taken by Luke?

Introduction When I was a teenager, I subscribed to a Star Wars Comic book, translated into Swedish. In one issue, there was a story that took place some short time after the Battle of Yavin, about a ...
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Who is the old man that brings Ryu to Gouken's dojo in Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist?

In Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, we learn in a flashback that Ryu was brought to Gouken's dojo by a mysterious old man. I'm assuming he's supernatural in some way as he appears directly in front ...
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Help me find this anime?

Guys I am trying to find I watched as a child. About 8 years ago it was airing on Bulgaria television but the show itself could be much older. I don't remember much about except it was most awesome ...
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Who are these two people from the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

Near the start of the recently released Age of Ultron tailer is a wide-angle shot of what I assume is one of Stark's labs, with all of the Avengers in it plus three other people. One of them is Col. ...
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In search of the Bandillo! [closed]

I have been searching for more than a few years for an answer, and I haven't found anyone that has been able to assist. I have been reading fantasy books for 30 years, and I ran across a character or ...
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Who is this character from Episode 1: Phantom Menace?

I watched The Phantom Menace almost a year ago when I spotted this, and I have just found the picture to prove what I found. When I was watching - towards the end of the film - where everyone ...
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In “The Day of the Doctor” who else goes out from the Picture?

I believe 5 people leave the Gallifrey Falls picture, but I dont know who the five people were.
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Who is Gilderoy Lockhart based on?

J.K. Rowling has stated that Gilderoy Lockhart is the only character in the Harry Potter series who is based on a real person she knows. Are any of your characters based on real people? The ...
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What characters (race/class) are shown in the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer?

In the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer, the one that plays every time the game starts up, the one we have all watched many times, there are different characters each doing ...
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Who are the characters in the Marvel Universe Wiki background?

I was browsing the Marvel Universe wiki and liked the cool background but do not know all the characters are. I can only name some of them: Spider-man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man ...
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Who was the first publicly recognized Super Hero before the advent of comic books?

The 20th century brought us dozens, if not hundreds of fictional Super Heroes. Prior to the introduction of comic books, who is the first fictional Super Hero recognized by the public as being ...
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With whom is Yennefer confused in the aftermath of the battle of Sodden Hill?

At the end of the Sword of Destiny Geralt believes Yennefer to be dead because her name is carved into the stone memorial commemorating the fallen sorcerers. This later revealed to be a mistake as ...
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Which entity of the Cthulhu Mythos does Mary meet

In the web novel of Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a Beautiful Tomorrow-, Mary Clarissa Christie encounters an entity in Serranian which seems to have been apart of the plot of the 《Illuminati》, ...
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Who is this superhero?

Who is this character? I cannot figure it out.
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Who is the Marvel masked hero in the picture?

We have this character that says "Marvel" on its back. He looks like a black, masked hero, with an orange and silver suit. Any idea who this is?
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Who is this character, wearing a space suit with a big hole in the upper torso?

I saw a tweet today which probably represents the most ridiculous take on the Chainmail Bikini trope I've ever seen. Even as simple armor, this wouldn't pass the practicality test with such ...
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Who are these superheroes?

I realize the DCnU has changed but I am having trouble recognizing some of the people in this image. I recognize Guy Gardner (Green Lantern) and Booster Gold. I assume that one of them is a remnant of ...
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What was the name and universe of the soldier-unit stuck in Limbo?

I remember some Marvel comics where soldiers/marines were stuck in Hell ( or Limbo ) for an extended amount of time. During this time they had gained powers/mutations. What was the name of the unit?
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Who are these people?

This page has a wallpaper which seems to have a recent bat-family (pre-New 52) wallpaper. I recognize almost everyone, but two of these people confuse me - I'm not sure who they are. I recognize ...
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Whose face is in the Doctor Who Christmas special intro?

Does anyone know whose face this is: I thought I saw another face but I couldn't find it again when I was taking snapshots.
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Which character has the distinction of being personally identified as the “Mummy” in the most motion pictures?

There are tons of nameless mummies in countless mummy movies, but some mummies are supposed to represent specific individuals. For instance, Imhotep was the main mummy in most of the Brendan Fraser ...
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What were the names of the main characters in 'The Programmed Man'

The first science fiction book I remember reading was 'The Programmed Man' by Jean Sutton (I had to resort to google to remember the author). The wikipedia is light on the plot. It has the N-bomb ...
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Name of a book in which 'Genius' children created programs

Trying to find out what the series was where there was a child that created 'Guard dog programs" and another something called the 'dragon?' I remember a bank being involved in the first part of the ...
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Which Sci-Fi comic book series was the first to be based on a character after that character was featured in the movies? [closed]

Today, the trend seems to be to base movies on well known comic book characters. Has it ever worked the other way? If so, which Sci-Fi movie character was the first Sci-Fi comic book character to have ...