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

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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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Complete list of characters in “The Great North Road”

I am looking for a list of characters in Peter F. Hamilton's "The Great North Road". I stopped reading for a few months and now it is hard to fetch up without a list to look into some characters. In ...
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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. ...
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Where does Bronn come from?

Simple question: where was the mercenary Bronn born and raised? In the TV series Game of Thrones, he speaks with a northern English accent, suggesting he comes from the North. But is there any more ...
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What happened to Pierre?

In Charles Stross' "Accelerando", Pierre is a major character at The Router but then he suddenly disappears after they get back to Saturn So what happened to him?
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Girl-Genius - who is Agatha's brother

In Girl Genius In the introduction to "Agatha H. and the Airship City", Given that: Who is her brother? Has that been "revealed" yet?
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Rick's hand in The Walking Dead comic

As fans of the comics know, in the The Walking Dead comic books, I haven't seen any such images myself, despite having looked for them. Do they exist? If so, can you find a few instances of ...
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What was Jabba's status among other Hutts?

So we know that Jabba the Hutt was leader of a vast criminal empire. In fact, according to Legends canon, Jabba's organization was apparently the Outer Rim equivalent of Black Sun, or nearly so. He ...
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Condtion of The British Minstry of Magic after Rufus Scrimgeour and before Kingsley Shacklebolt [closed]

I wanted to know that during Pius Thicknesse's rule over the British Ministry of Magic what was happening at the Ministry of Magic. We know from the trio's trip to acquire Tom Riddle's Locket from ...
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Any one else see the special weapons dalek?

In this recent Doctor Who episode, the magicians apprentice, was that actually a special weapons Dalek? Why haven't they appeared almost ever before, and why did one appear now?
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Why was Reginald Barclay assigned to the Enterprise?

The Enterprise was the best and the brightest of the Fleet, and by all accounts Lt. j.g. Barclay was not really among that list. He suffered from transporter phobia, was a hypochondriac, and was so ...
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When did Hermione realise her feelings for Ron?

As a converse to this question, what's the first clear evidence in the Harry Potter books of Hermione knowing/realising she was romantically attracted to Ron? I'm guessing it's after the Yule Ball ...
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Did George Lucas ever comment on why he created Jar Jar Binks? [closed]

Everyone seems to hate Jar Jar Binks. So why did George Lucas create him? The story of Binks and his people doesn't really contribute anything to the story, and I find that the parts involving Binks ...
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Why and when was Spock made to restrain his emotions?

In the original pilot (The Cage), we see that Spock smiles: As pointed out in the accepted answer to this question, the reason provided was that Spock was 'grinning with relief'. It got me to ...
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Are there any gay characters in Star Trek? [duplicate]

If you discount species that only have one gender (which are homosexual by default), and species that change their appearance or body (like Changelings and Trills), are there any homosexual characters ...
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Why couldn't Liam Neeson appear in more Star Wars movies?

The TV Tropes entry for "Voodoo Shark" says: The prequels created one in the form of force ghosts. With the original trilogy, it was assumed that all Jedi (or at least sufficiently powerful ones) ...
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Which main TNG character has spent the most episodes 'absent'?

So, I was thinking that most episodes, we see all of the TNG cast every episode, but surely there are some episodes where some characters aren't seen. So, my question is which of the main characters ...
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Harry Potter characters with alliterative names?

Lots and lots of characters in the Harry Potter books have alliterative names (Severus Snape, Peter Pettigrew, Godric Gryffindor, Stan Shunpike, to name but a few). Is there a complete list of such ...
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What was the general contemporary reaction to Wesley Crusher as a character?

I know that I hate Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is by far the most annoying character in my opinion. I've also heard from others that he wasn't very well liked. The Memory ...
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What is Riker's history with La Forge?

In The Next Phase, after there is this line: It's clear La Forge was already on-board the Enterprise in "Encounter at Farpoint" when Riker beams on, so the history must be prior to the show. ...
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The earliest TV show/movie to have an actor portray a comic book character with dissimilar ethnicity?

With the new Fantastic Four (yet another Hollywood reboot) coming out soon, it's great to see that the actor Michael Jordan (nah...not that one) playing The Human Torch isn't another white actor ...
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Was Captain Gantu based on Worf?

I recently re-watched Lilo and Stitch (the 2002) film and noticed a great resemblance between the character of Captain Gantu and Worf from Star Trek. Gantu seems a bit of an exaggeration of Worf, ...
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What happened to Kazak?

In the Archer episode Un Chien Tangerine, Archer and Lana have to recover a K9 agent whom they soon discover is actually a dog. His name is Kazak, he's an English Mastiff, and he is possibly the ...
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Where was Tony Stark born?

I have just learned that Tony Stark was born on Long Island, but I haven't been able to find any information about where on Long Island he was born. Long Island is, as the name suggests, fairly ...
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How did Pam lose so much weight so quickly?

Here is the Archer character Pam Poovey as she appears in seasons 1 through 4: And here is Pam in season 5: How and why did she lose so much weight so quickly?
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What was the deal with Korben's neighbor?

I just re-watched The Fifth Element last night, and I realized there was something I'd never understood. When Korben Dallas is selected for a mission by his former commanders, they rig a contest to ...
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Do any Rick and Morty materials provide information about Rick's backstory?

With only 21 episodes released to date, we have precious little information about Rick and his biography. As I understand it, though, there are comic books based on the show, and I was wondering if ...
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What actor has portrayed the most comic book/science fiction superhero characters with some sort of special abilty and/or capabilities?

The following question asks about the actor that has appeared in the most comic book movies: Stack Exchange question: Actor with the most comic-book movie roles? I'd like to know, which actor has ...
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How did the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver come by their powers?

In The Avengers: Age of Ultron we find out a lot more about the Scarlet Witch and her twin brother, Quicksilver. I know that they volunteered for some kind of procedure or process which ultimately ...
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Was Good Omen's character Crowley used as a template for Supernatural's Crowley?

I've been watching the TV show Supernatural for years. Last year I listened to the audiobook version of Neil Gaimen's Good Omen's and was astounded by the similarities between the character named ...