The plot is a sequence of events that occur in a story, usually referring to a literary work.

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Spoiler request: what happens at the end of the Wheel of Time series? [closed]

When I was much younger, I started reading Robert Jordan's wheel of time series. I very much enjoyed the early books, but I gave up at a certain point because the books where getting longer while the ...
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Harry Potter Time Turner question: how is murdering past or future selves possible? Is it possible to prevent someone from dying [duplicate]

In Harry Potter, it seems like Time Turners are mostly used to correct minor things or do things that wouldn't have any major effect. Also, in Prisoner of Azkaban, it seems like Time-Turners/time ...
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Please help me find 90's teen fiction - UK town shouded in mist/fog causing violence

I hope someone can help track down this book from my teens. I remember borrowing it from a local library so some time in the mid-90's, although I can't be sure if it was new or old at the time. The ...
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Why did Dumbledore contemplate discontinuing Divination at Hogwarts?

In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore tells Harry 'I did,' said Dumbledore. 'On a cold, wet night sixteen years ago, in a room above the bar at the Hog's Head inn. I had gone there to see an ...
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Could the Imperius curse be used to control werewolves?

We know that the Imperius curse works against non-human animals as well as humans, so it should work on transfigured humans. A werewolf could probably be considered a transfigured human so it should ...
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Is the accountant Weasley cousin an abandoned plot thread?

[T]he muggle cousin is an abandoned plot thread -- that cousin would have a witch daughter, who would live with the Weasleys and be an intellegent Slytherin, being a foil for Hermione; I believe ...
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How did Neo end up in the train station?

At the end of the second movie Neo feels the sentinels and stops them just by his mind, then collapses. At the beginning of the third movie he suddenly wakes up in the trainman's station How did he ...
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Why was the Rebel Blockade Runner so close to Tatooine?

At the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope, we see the Rebel Blockade Runner with Princess Leia and the Droids being pursued by a Star Destroyer above the planet Tatooine. Practically directly above ...
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how does becoming “the One” work in the Matrix?

According to the Architect, the emergence of the One is predictable and inevitable, it has already happened 5 times before, and the current iteration turned out to be Neo If it is inevitable, when ...
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Why doesn't Neo take a more advanced gun with him when going to save Morpheus?

While going back into the Matrix to save Morpheus, Neo and Trinity are sent to a huge room with lots and lots of guns, but in terms of technological level, they are all the same types of guns that ...
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What was the significance of the weapon locked in Alice's drawer?

I missed out on playing the Resident Evil computer games, but enjoyed the films. What was the significance of the weapon amnesia Alice (1st film) discovers in her bedroom drawer? Was it a nod to the ...
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How did Starbuck find her way back after leaving Caprica?

In the season one finale "Kobol's Last Gleaming", Starbuck jumps to Caprica to retrieve the Arrow of Apollo. In season two episode "The Farm", Roslin's faction jumps to Kobol and (separately) Starbuck ...
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In P.C. Hodgell's Kencyrath books, is Bane dead?

In P.C. Hodgell's Godstalk, Jame learns that an amoral character in the book, Bane, is her half brother. After kissing her (and biting her lip down to the muscles in the process), he shoves her into a ...
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Can Ronan Dex be fed upon by a wraith (possible plot hole)?

In the the episode Broken Ties, we see Ronan Dex being fed upon repeatedly by a wraith. While watching the episode, we realized we had some confusion surrounding whether Ronan can, in fact, be fed ...
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Did Voldemort know what kind of plans Draco was making against Dumbledore?

Voldemort didn't expect Draco to succeed, so perhaps he had just assigned Draco to the task and let him do whatever he wanted So most probably he didn't know about the cursed necklace nor the poison ...
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Why are grails not used as source of raw materials on Riverworld?

I have just finished reading the first two books in the Riverworld series. The Grails provide food and few small trinkets for the inhabits. That the containers are metal seems obvious "the ...
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What really happened on Rob Broadhead's third Gateway trip?

The Internet seems to be in disagreement: some reviewers of Frederik Pohl's Gateway blame Rob for pushing the button and killing the other nine people. Others say it was an accident (or should I call ...
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The Long Walk vs The Hunger Games

I read The Long Walk, written by Stephen King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman (The Bachman books, I believe a collection of four stories in one volume? correct me if I'm wrong, it was over twenty ...
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Is there any information available about Mazer Rackham's past?

Mazer Rackham won the Second Invasion for humanity, and it's been said by some sources that he is half Māori. Is there any other information about Mazer Rackham's experiences and origins prior to his ...
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In the “Spinner’s End” chapter in Half-Blood Prince, how does Bellatrix miss this? [closed]

When Snape is answering Bellatrix’s questions (which also serve as a convenient plot device to explain why Voldemort trusts Snape), he says this about how much Dumbledore trusts him: “Not quite,” ...
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What enabled Echo to become a full person?

In Dollhouse, Echo (Eliza Dushku's character) is most notable for how she gradually became a full person. She developed a cohesive identity despite being in doll-state and was able to store the ...
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The Princess Who Lived with Dragons?

When I was in the 5th or 6th grade, I read this book about a princess who, well, does not want to be a princess. She sees her role as one big farce. So, she runs off into the mountains. There, she ...
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Why didn't Malfoy's wand pass its allegiance to Ginny?

Towards the end of Order of the Phoenix, after Umbridge has been carried away by the Centaurs, and when they have to get away from Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad, Ginny overpowers Malfoy in Umbridge's ...
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Why does Ring need to kill Trent?

I just finished The A.I. War: Book One. In it there is a short section talking about Ring and says Ring wondered if it would be able to kill him [Trent]. It desperately needed to. I'm sure The ...
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Who hired Nick Stavrianos in the first place in Greg Egan's Quarantine?

I think I might have missed something, but who hired the private investigator Nick Stavrianos (by calling him in his dream) to find Laura Andrews in this novel?
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Why couldn't Clara see future incarnations past the “11th” doctor?

From episode 239 "The Name of the Doctor" Inside The Doctor's grave, we are shown a beam of light which is said to be "the scar tissue" of his journey through time. The Doctor describes the light ...
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Could the Marauder's map show two sets of Harry and Hermione?

Prof. Lupin explains to Harry in the Shrieking Shack that he was looking at the map when they went to meet Hagrid before the execution of Buckbeak. Three people went in, but four came out. Why didn't ...
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Quartet of books about a boy discovering a secret passage in a stone circle

I read this book at school in the early 1990's. I seem to remember the title being "Summer of [blank]" "Spring of [blank]" etc. It's centred on a village that has a stone circle. I vaguely remember ...
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what kind of beings are shown by the marauder's map?

The map definitely shows people (humans) inside the castle But I remember reading Harry watching Peeves bouncing around in the trophy room and Peeves is not human And I don't remember if I had exactly ...
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What did the Howler to Aunt Petunia mean in Order of the Phoenix?

What does "Remember my last, Petunia" mean in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? From what I gather, most people seem to think it refers to the letter Dumbledore left for Aunt Petunia when ...
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A movie about haunted house

It was probably a TV movie. It was black and white, probably 1940smth-1960smth. It was about a family who lived in a haunted house on some kind of hill by the sea. The house was haunted by three ...
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Why have Tony Stark killed?

In the first Iron Man movie, what was Obadiah Stane's motivation for having Tony Stark killed? Stane already had control of the board. Plus, it seems like Tony didn't really have a good grasp on ...
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Does Alan Moore hate Harry Potter?

I finally got around to reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 and I still puzzling over some of it. Warning! Major Spoilers ahead! And in one scene: I can't make up my ...
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Doesn't Paarfi's description of Mario's defeat of the Orb constitute treason?

In Five Hundred Years After, Paarfi describes in some detail the means by which Mario Greymist manages to disable the Orb long enough to kill the Emperor. Since, in-universe, FHYA is also a book ...
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Did Fantus die during the destruction of Krondor during the Serpentwar Saga?

In the earlier novels, Fantus is attached to William. William died during the destruction of Krondor, but I don't recall whether Fantus was ever mentioned again.
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Why were the “monsters” in “Journey to the centre of the Tardis” hostile?

In Journey to the centre of the Tardis, we discover that the monsters roaming the Tardis are the characters who will later burn in the Eye of Harmony's chamber and leak back to the past. The effects ...
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After Earth: The characters use English. That isn't realistic, considering the setting, I mean — or is it?

According to Wikipedia, the plot goes as follows: In the near future, after humanity abandoned Earth after cataclysmic events, they re-established society on the planet Nova Prime, light years ...
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What does Anderson sense about Judge Dredd in the movie?

In the beginning of the movie Dredd (3D), there was a scene where Dredd meets Anderson and she makes a demonstration of her psychic powers. She is placed in an interogation room and she starts by ...
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If this speculation about Jon Snow is true, would he be allowed to leave the Watch?

So, Jon joined the Night's Watch under the assumption he was the bastard of Ned Stark. This makes sense, since bastards aren't entitled to land or any of the like. But, lets for a second assume that ...
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Anything known about the plot in David Weber & Jane Lindskold's upcoming book “The Treecat Wars”? [closed]

Has there been released any details about the plot in the 3rd book in the Young Adult Star Kingdom series - "The Treecat Wars" (by David Weber and Jane Lindskold)? Are there any ARCs out there yet?
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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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What was Dr. Frank N. Furter's original mission on Earth?

Why did the Doctor and his minions come to earth in the first place? Judging by Riff Raff and his sister's reaction to the creation of Rocky and Dr. Frank N. Furter's distraction with humans, it seems ...
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Why didn't everyone in Oz know who the evil witch was?

Throughout the new Oz film, the flying baboons are linked to the evil witch by their victims, but the main characters don't seem to know which witch is the bad witch... Spoiler alert! (If you ...
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Why did Davy Jones little white crabs help Jack escape from Davy Jones Locker?

When the motley crew goes to rescue Cap'n Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones Locker in part 3 of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, we find Jack on-board a desert-bound ship populated with his ...
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Where did the bombers go in Independence Day?

In the movie 'Independence Day', they decided to launch a nuclear strike against the alien craft hovering over L.A. and the scene cuts to five B2 bombers flying at about 10k feet in tight formation ...
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Why is Jaqen H'ghar captured in the first place with the other two prisoners if he has such skill? [duplicate]

I understand why they were being transported but for someone who is able to change appearance at will and kill anyone with ease I dont get why he didnt just get away at his convenience? Unless he ...
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What is the end of A Dance With Dragons meant to convey about the fate of this character?

I'm trying to discern if I am meant to definitively know what happened in one of the last chapters of the book. (Spoilers A Dance With Dragons)
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Does Joffrey know who his father really is?

Does Joffrey know who his father really is? Are there no facts for this in the later books? (I have read just the first.) Does he know about the rumors of who his father is?
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The DeLorean in Back To The Future

I have noticed some things that I can't understand in the Back To The Future films about the DeLorean. In part I, when Einstein is sent 1 minute into the future the DeLorean comes back completely ...
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What are the death-handles for?

Each time a victim bites the dust in The Cabin in the Woods, Steve Hadley (one of the senior technicians) uncovers a handle and pulls it: This triggers a small hammer to break an outlet below the ...