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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 in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

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's the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin?

So this is something I've always been wondering. So what is the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin? I honestly have not read a lot of the comics. Most of what I know is from 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 comic book series was the first to be based on a character featured in the movies?

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 movie character was the first comic book character to have appeared on ...
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In Greg Bear's novel Vitals, what is the true identity of Rudy Banning?

It is eventually hinted that Rudy is an immortal soviet bigshot of some sort, but I've never been enough of a history buff enough to figure out just which one he is supposed to be. I've asked Greg ...
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Who is the defense attorney in Parke Godwin's 'The Snake Oil Wars'?

The prosecutor is easy to unmask, but what's the real-world identity of Lance Candor's attorney? Clues from the text point to a European dark age religious figure, beyond that I'm lost.
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What legend did the guy with the ship-hat represent in Time Bandits?

I am curious about the gigantic "big boat for a hat guy" played by Ian Muir in the Time of Legends part of "Time Bandits". Was he a Monty Python whimsy created by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin or ...
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What is “a small goblin-imp”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “goblin-imp”? Gollum used the One Ring to hunt and fish for food in and around his cave under the Misty Mountains and likely would have eaten Bilbo ...
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Who is this Justice League character featured in JL8?

JL8 (formerly Little League) is a webcomic based around the Justice League characters as young children in school. In http://jl8comic.tumblr.com/post/26169864237/ who is the girl in the last panel ...
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Who is this blue skinned character?

Whilst I was watching Episode III of the Star Wars saga, I saw this scene: To our right of Palpatine there is what appears to be a Twi'lek (oposite Om Free taa). It's possible she's not a Twi'lek, ...
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Which world renown fictional hero was the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?

It had to start somewhere. Which world renown fictional hero is credited as being the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?
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Who is the ghost on the back of The Goblet of Fire?

On the back cover of the Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is this picture: Who is the ghost?
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Who are left-most & right-most DC comics superheroes in this image?

This is the header image used in newsletter of DC comics digital store of Comixology: Can you please identify the left-most & right-most superheroes in it?
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Who are the characters in this Top Gear episode supposed to be?

I was watching an episode of Top Gear (series 2, episode 8) and they said "Have you ever wondered who is the fastest Master of the Universe in a Honda?" Darth Vader and the Klingon are obvious, but ...
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Who is the man we saw at the end of season 4 episode 8 of Fringe?

At the end of episode 8 of season 4 of Fringe (Back To Where You've Never Been), Col. Boyle called a man to advise him that (the alternate version of) Olivia and Lincoln Lee are coming. Who is that ...
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What was Jabba the Hutt's pet?

What is this thing? It was shown in Jabba's Palace, sitting with Jabba, and seemed like it was probably some sort of favored pet. Is it sentient? Does it have a name, or an identified species?
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Who is this 'strong guy' in Misfits?

When I noticed when seeing the Misfits intro which happens in every episode of Misfits, I saw this: In the third series, first episode I also noticed the probation worker has some strength power, ...
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What was the hairy humanoid monster from Big Trouble in Little China?

The hairy beast which and which later appears seems to be a rather iconic part of that movie's lore, yet it receive no explanation during the movie. Is there any indication, either directly ...
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Who was that DC hero?

In the Young Justice episode, Revelation, a helicopter is knocked out of the sky, and the occupants fall out of the helicopter as it plummets downward. A hero flies by and saves the occupants. She ...
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Does Mara Jade appear in Return of the Jedi?

In the Expanded Universe, a character named Mara Jade plays an important role. She was first seen in the Thrawn trilogy, trying to fulfill her last command. I had always been under the impression ...
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Who is the mysterious woman in The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart?

In the Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart:
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Who was Death's Head II?

Death's Head II was a cyborg. Who (or what) was his organic component? Or, if that was never established, what do we know about it? (Just for clarity - I know about the assimilated personalities, ...