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

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The Dragon, a Timelord and some Jedi went to a second-hand shop [on hold]

In many sci-fi and fantasy stories a character, sometimes the main protagonist and other times some other semi-important character, loses a hand or a hand and their forearm. Some examples of this are:...
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Why didn't Jeor ever visit Bear Island?

We know from the fact that Benjen periodically visited Winterfell that the sons of high lords were allowed to visit their families. However, Jeor Mormont's home on Bear Island is (I think) a little ...
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Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that?

Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that? I thought he was the one who tried to kill Tris in Divergent and whose body they found after he fell off (...
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Which Harry Potter characters' races were canonically stated?

As you may know, there is some controversy about the casting of a Black actor to play the part of Hermione, which has led, among other things, to questions such as "Was JK Rowling involved with Noma ...
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Was Jayne from Canton?

The song "The Hero of Canton" contains the following lines: He saw the Mudders' lament And he saw the magistrate taking Every dollar and leaving five cents So he said, "You can't do that to ...
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Chronological and storytelling dilemma [migrated]

I'm writing a fantasy story in which there is a contemporary earth (our earth) and a secondary world. Due to certain reasons all earthlings who are able to reach the second world have great magical ...
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Are there any Australian characters in Star Trek?

I've noticed we have quite a diversity of cultures throughout Star Trek canon, but I can't recall any characters who were (in-universe) from Australia. Are there any Australian characters in Star ...
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When did Sazh Learn How to Use Guns?

Anyone who has played Final Fantasy 13 should know the iconic character Sazh! Sazh is an African-American main character of the Final fantasy 13 universe and is very proficient with his guns. He is ...
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Why did Captain Phasma play such a small part in The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Prior to The Force Awakens' release, Captain Phasma was really hyped, and many of the creators seemed to really like the character. I can only say that Gwendoline Christie is my favorite. She just ...
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What happened to Gideon in the Flash?

On the Flash Season 1, Harrison Wells has a room where he communicates with an A.I. system called Gideon. This system seems to also hold information about the future of the timeline. Later we also ...
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What happened to Jay Garrick?

In S02E16 of 'The Flash' it is revealed that... At first I thought that perhaps Zoom had... However, in S02E18 we see a flashback in which we see Hunter Zolomon's father wearing, This begs ...
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Has the name Althus been used before in a Fantasy series? [closed]

Not sure if this question is ok here or not but... I am writing a fantasy novel and I have named my main character Althus and I am just wanting to make sure that it has not been used before... ...
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What is Geralt's shoe size?

My friend happened to mention thinking "What would I do in Geralt's shoes?" and that got me wondering what his shoe size actually is. I haven't read the books but I am doubtful any of them provides ...
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Which TOS characters do we see in TNG-era canon?

I recall seeing Spock and McCoy on TNG, but which other TOS regular bridge crew do we see in TNG-era canon i.e. TNG, DS9, VOY and the TNG movies.
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Which characters does this LOST promo refer to?

A very strange, rather avant garde LOST season one promo was shown in the United Kingdom. It referred to various characters from the show. However, many of the lines from it don't really make sense to ...
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Was Vandal Savage friends with historical figures or was he them?

In S07E08 of Smallville Savage appears under the guise or Curtis Knox, an alias he also uses in Legends of Tomorrow, when Chloe refers to him as a Jack the Ripper wannabe, he smiles and says "I was ...
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Where was Mara Jade during the Second Imperium Crisis?

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Second Imperium Crisis was a major conflict in 23 ABY between Luke's Jedi Praxeum and the opposing Shadow Academy of the Second Imperium. Most of the conflict ...
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Has the character Shiva been confirmed to appear on The Walking Dead?

As people who read the comics know, there is a particularly unusual character who first appears in The Walking Dead shortly after Negan shows up. Her name is Shiva, and she is Have the producers ...
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Has Tolkien ever commented on the relative leadership skills of prominent Middle-Earth figures?

If we look at some of the prominent figures in Middle-Earth at the time of the War of the Ring: Theoden Denethor Aragorn Elrond Gandalf All of these are 'leaders' of one form or another, but some ...
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How tall are the main characters in Wheel of Time?

We know Rand is particularly tall (due to his Aiel heritage), I think Mat is also taller than average, Nynaeve is small even for a woman, and so on. But are these facts ever quantified with any sort ...
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Why do McGonagall and Umbridge share a patronus?

McGonagall and Umbridge both have cat Patronuses. The moment he had passed the place where the Patronus cat patrolled, he felt the change in temperature: It was warm and comfortable here. The ...
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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...
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Which character in comics stayed dead the longest? [duplicate]

Many characters die in comics, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: Must have existed in ...
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Which DC characters have alliterative names?

Many characters in DC have alliterative names, such as Billy Batson, Lex Luthor. and Wally West. Is there a complete list of DC characters whose first and last names begin with the same letter? ...
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Are there any female characters in Arrow whom Oliver Queen didn't have a relationship with?

In CW's Arrow, Oliver Queen has been in a relationship with practically every female character at some point or another. The only female characters I can think of whom he was never in a relationship ...
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Which members of Rick's group have appeared in other TWD media?

We see Glenn and Herschel in "Season One" of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead story game; a soon to be released spin off will focus on Michonne. Which other members of Rick's group appear in other ...
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Which characters have a different appearance in the Harry Potter films compared to the books?

The Harry Potter films weren't always so careful to cast according to the books. Sometimes the movies have directly contradicted the character descriptions from the books. (For example Daniel ...
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In-universe, is Aslan actually Jesus?

In the Narnia series, the character of Aslan bears many similarities to Jesus Christ: worshipped as a god but only the son of a much greater god (the Emperor-over-the-Sea) sacrificed for the sake of ...
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Which characters have been recast within the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Which characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been recast? As in one character being played by two different actors. I'm only asking about works set within the MCU, and not about other ...
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How many named characters are there in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Has anyone ever counted how many named characters there are in the Song of Ice and Fire books? I can imagine it being hundreds or even passing a thousand with many of the names only mentioned once.
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Has any character or setting introduced in a Marvel TV show gone on to appear in a movie?

As may be well known, there is a rift between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television. In general, while officially set in the same universe, the shows will reference the movies, but the movies won't ...
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Female Villains in The Star Wars Universe [closed]

I'm a Star Wars fan, however my knowledge of Star Wars comes from the movies, not the numerous books, fan websites, and other sources of information that allow one to talk about the Star Wars "...
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What was Rorschach doing at the beginning of Watchmen?

So I mean this in a sort of general term. In the first entry of Rorschach's journal at the beginning of Watchmen, he pretty much just gives a monologue about how he hates humanity in its current state ...
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What happened to each of The Original Forty?

J. K. Rowling had released (Harry Potter and Me and then Pottermore) the original draft for the names of the students in Harry's year. Not counting the ones crossed out, these are the original forty ...
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Is Olver actually Gaidal Cain?

In the Wheel of Time series, especially the last few books we hear a lot about the relationship between Birgitte and Gaidal Cain. We also know very little about Olver other than that his family are ...
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Is it implied that Porpetina and Queenie Goldstein are Jewish?

J.K Rowling has said on Twitter that Porpetina and Queenie Goldstein are distantly related to Anthony Goldstein, J.K. Rowling ‏@jk_rowling Well, I think it's widely known that that characters ...
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Was Plutarch Heavensbee based on any real-life figure?

As a follow-up to this question about Caesar Flickerman... Was the character of Plutarch Heavensbee based on any real person? This time I'm more interested in his film portrayal by the late Philip ...
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Is there an official list of Doctor Who Companions?

Some of the people the Doctor travels with are obviously Companions with a capital C (Rose, Donna, Clara, etc.). For others, it's not so clear whether they count as Companions or just people he picks ...
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James Potter vs. Severus Snape - any official word?

Harry Potter grew up almost hero-worshipping his father, and with a strong dislike of Snape based on Snape's resentment of him as well as some knowledge of Snape's rivalry with Harry's father while ...
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Did Tolkien liken Aragorn to a wolf?

I seem to recall from somewhere that Tolkien likened Aragorn to a type of animal, I think a wolf, but I can't for the life of me remember where he may have said this. Did Tolkien actually make a ...
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When do we first hear the name “Anakin”?

I recently watched the Original Star Wars Trilogy and I don't remember the name "Anakin" being said that much. However Wookieepedia states: Annikin Starkiller was the proposed name for the lead ...
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Did this character die in Season 6, episode 3, “Thank You”?

In Season 6 episode 3 it appears that Is this character really dead or is it in fact the body of Nicholas that is being eaten and is still alive?
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What are the names of all the named characters who appear in the Discworld novels in order of appearance? [closed]

Can anyone provide a list, or location of a list with this information? If this doesn't exist anywhere, do any partial lists exist?
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Did anyone ever remark on or explain Nog's small stature?

As seen here: Eisenberg was born with only one partially functioning kidney and received a kidney transplant at the age of 17. This stunted his growth at 5' (1.52 m) And he was 24 at the time ...
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Who in Star Trek has instructed subordinates “That's an order!” the most times?

This phrase is used by a superior officer to remind a subordinate that a decision is final and orders are to be carried out, under penalty of insubordination charges. A quick search shows us the ...
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Is the resemblance between Glen and David Bowie (c. Ziggy Stardust) intentional?

In the movie Seed of Chucky, Chucky's offspring Glen/Glenda bears a striking resemblance to David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane era of his career. Beyond the physical similarities, ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Some recurring characters have been played by different actors in different films or episodes. Many main cast members have been portrayed by different actors due to flashbacks, and [(mumble) insert (...
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Does Kai Winn drink her own Kool-Aid? Is she delusional or merely duplicitous?

I'm not going to give any examples here because I believe an answer is going to cite many examples to illustrate the point. Kai Winn Adami is a particularly insidious character, shown many times to ...
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Did Harry Potter ever get on a Famous Witches and Wizards card?

Considering Harry Potter's fame, did he end up on a Famous Witches and Wizards card, possibly after the Battle of Hogwarts, or even before?
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What are the origin and explanation for Dax's hands-behind-the-back mannerism?

Lt. Dax routinely walks and stands with her hands clasped behind her back. Here's the clearest capture I could get, from "Blood Oath": The out-of-universe story is what really interests me. ...