Characters are the players that take part in a story, play, movie, musical, or book.

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What are the largest characters by volume ever depicted in science fiction? [on hold]

I'm talking about characters planet/star-system/galaxy-sized. Characters like Unicron, the 2001: A Space Odyssey baby, and even meta-characters, like Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann (a ship powered by all ...
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Was Riker based on Kirk?

James T Kirk vs William T Riker. Both have a middle name starting with the same initial, both have reasonably common names (James/Jim and William/Will). In terms of character, both are quite similar ...
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Is Joseph Curwen a Lich?

And I mean the Joseph Curwen from H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
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She was quite decent; what happened to Barris Offee?

(Per request, I split the original into two questions) I mean, She is a healer and highly loyal to her master and friends. She has seen first hand the atrocities committed by the separatist forces. ...
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What happened to Barris Offee after her trial?

(Per request, I split the original into two questions) I know last season's conclusion is the mother of all cliffhangers, but are there any other EU materials where she appears later?
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Has there ever been an actor who has portrayed the Doctor, but was previously featured in the series as another character?

Now that Peter Capaldi has been named the new Doctor, it's going to be interesting to see if they'll address the fact he has already played Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii, and John Frobisher in ...
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What/who are Yeomen?

I watched all the seasons of Enterprise and now started on The Original Series. In one of the 1st episodes, cpt. Kirk gives orders to a Yeoman, something I haven't encountered previously in the ...
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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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Uluru in Heroes

While Heroes may have gone downhill fast after its second season, the beginning had some great storytelling, often with some augmented reality elements connecting the show to some of the out-of-show ...
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Is the death of a specific character in Buffy related to the appearance of another character? (heavy spoilers for season 5)

I thought it was a strange coincidence that Are the two incidents related? I got the impression that Has anything ever been said about this?
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How were Wichita and Little Rock named?

In the movie Zombieland, the two main male characters are named for where they're trying to get to... to avoid real names and keep from getting "too close": Tallahassee and Columbus. In short order, ...
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How is the Ogier Loial able to drive back the shadowspawn?

Since joining Rand, Loial has shown the ability to fight and drive back shadowspawn such as Trollocs and Myrddraal. It is known that Ogier are peaceful creatures and are not used to weapons. I've seen ...
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How are new werewolves made?

How are new werewolves made in the Twilight series? I mean, if werewolves don't harm humans then how did they get new ones? Are they born like humans?
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What characteristics does Alpha/Beta wolf have in Twilight Series?

I have watched TV series like Teen Wolf which told pretty much about Alpha and beta wolf.Similarly many movie series also explained it. But what is with the Twilight , I watched the Breaking Down ...
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Which Harry Potter Characters Appear in All Seven Books Only to Die In Book Seven?

Which Harry Potter characters appear in all seven books, only to die in book seven? [MAJOR SPOILERS/CHARACTER DEATHS] I can go either way on Harry, depending on your interpretation of the King's ...
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Why was Crusher replaced with Pulaski who was replaced by Crusher?

In season 2 of TNG, Dr. Crusher was replaced with Dr. Pulaski. In season 3, Dr Crusher came back. The best information I can find is ...
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What are Science fiction stories that feature characters with Downs Syndrome or other special needs? [closed]

The title says it all, I hope. I'm interested in movies, comics, TV-series, but most strongly written material. To give some background, I recently noticed that people with special needs don't ...
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Are characters in scifi/fantasy TV shows more likely to die?

There are many science fiction/fantasy TV series where several/many main characters are killed (A Game of Thrones, Firefly / Serenity, Earth: Final Conflict, Robin Hood, even back in Blake's 7 days). ...
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Is there a canonical timeline of Kilgore Trout's life?

Kilgore Trout is a fictional character who crops up in many of Kurt Vonnegut's novels and stories, as either a major or a minor character. Trout is a fictionalized version of another author, or maybe ...
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Role and significance of Molly Grue

In Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn, I find the character of Molly Grue is something of a cipher. She seems to serve as a councilor and all-around wisewoman, but never seems to take an active role in ...