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Sometimes known as John Carter of Mars, John Carter is the main character in a number of works. He was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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John Carter Film - Thern Medallion Teleportation

In the film John Carter, Dejah Thoris is explaining Thern Teleportation to John Carter. I can't remember exactly what she said, but is it in any way similar to what Quantum Teleportation or Biodigital ...
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What are the Therns motivations?

In the movie, there's some dialogue between John Carter and Matai Shang, where the latter elaborates a little on the reasons they do what they do. I didn't get it, though. When asked by John Carter ...
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Where did John Carter (2012) find drinking water on Mars?

In the movie John Carter did he ever drink water? Humans needed it to survive and I thought there was no water on Mars.
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What is the map of Barsoom that Carl Sagan had outside his office?

Read the wiki article on Barsoom that references the fact that Carl Sagan had a map of barsoom. I can't find a very good one on the Internet and even if I did, it would be extremely cool to have ...
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How can the Therns change their physical bodies?

I have read that the Therns are like any normal Martian, but how can they change their physical bodies? Is it like a disguise?
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How did John Carter send the letters to his nephew?

Supposedly, John Carter wrote all the happenings on Mars and about the talisman and his body in the tomb so that his nephew can send him back to Mars. But how did John Carter have the time to write ...
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How did John Carter get sent back to Earth?

For people to travel to Barsoom (Mars) or to Earth (Jasoom) or any other planet with that specific device they must say the chant (ohm octei etc. and planet name) themselves, while holding the device, ...
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Are humans on Barsoom/Mars the same species as Earth's humans?

As it was noted here, some of Barsoom's population really look like Earth's humans. Is there a link between Earth's human population and Mars? Are humans originally from Mars and then populated ...
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Why was John Carter's earth body unaltered when he got back from Mars?

When John Carter came back from Mars, he recovered his original body, which stayed in the cave while he was over there. We later learn that while he is on Mars, he left his Earth body in a coma-like ...
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How do things fly in John Carter?

Here's an image of some airship in the John Carter movie. The way they fly doesn't seam to be explainable on the basis of any know aeronautic principle. So, how do they fly?
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Have there been other humans on Barsoom/Mars?

At the beginning of John Carter: A Princess of Mars, Carter takes refuge in a cave which turns out to be sacred (presumably to the Apaches which he is trying to escape from). His consciousness is ...
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Does time move differently on Mars?

When John Carter is returned to Jarsoom/Earth by the Thurns, he arrives in his body in the gold cave and is suffering from atrophy of his muscles. The sheriff is also just a pile of bones. How much ...
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How did John Carter start speaking in the Martian tongue?

In John Carter, Carter is abducted by the Tharks and is made to stay with the hatchlings. He drinks something (water? milk?) and then gets dizzy and starts understanding what the Martians are saying. ...
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Would John Carter remain strong on a reduced gravity world?

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912 and long before space flight, it was stated John Carter would be stronger on Mars than he was on Earth. If he stayed on Mars, would he remain strong, or would ...
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John Carter's Return To Earth

In the movie "John Carter," as opposed to the novel, "A Princess Of Mars," when Carter wakes up in the cave, back on Earth, why is he wearing the clothes that he wore to Mars, have a beard, and ...
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What are the Holy Therns in “John Carter”?

In John Carter 2012 movie, there was those super bad guys who can shape-shift and teleport. According to them, they are immortals, but : According to the cast section of Wikipedia article of John ...
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What are the 8 other rays in John Carter?

The 9th ray play an important part in the plot of the John Carter 2012 movie, but what are the 8 others ray? What could they do? Why the 9th is more important/powerful?
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What is the ninth ray in John Carter?

In the John Carter 2012 movie, there is the ninth ray, that is a weapon and, supposedly a source of life. What it is exactly?
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How strong is John Carter?

In the John Carter movie (2012), he shows off some of his powers, like jumping abnormally high, but I have difficulty evaluating his strength. On the one side, he shows great strength, as when he ...
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Why Was Edgar Rice Burroughs' Style So Poor in “John Carter and the Giant of Mars?”

One element that fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs and of the John Carter of Mars series is the unmistakeable style of Burroughs. This style carries through all 11 of the books, except for the first half ...
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How Does John Carter Know He's From Virginia?

John Carter, in the books, repeatedly states that he has no idea how old he is and can't remember his childhood, yet he also repeatedly and proudly cites that he's from Virginia, or he's referred to ...
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What are the differences between the John Carter (2012) movie and the A Princess of Mars novel?

According to Wikipedia The film is largely based on A Princess of Mars, the first novel to feature the hero John Carter. What are the plot differences between the two of them?
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Did Edgar Rice Burroughs Have Specific Martian Locations In Mind?

When Edgar Rice Burroughs was writing his Martian tales, did he have specific locations in mind when he wrote about places like Helium or which dead sea bottoms were where the Tharks live? Was he ...
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Is John Carter Immortal?

In Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars novels the John Carter character seems to be immortal, never aging after some point. He can't remember experiencing a childhood and several generations of families ...