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In Batman: Arkham City, does Batman already know about the Lazarus Pit? (Spoilers)

After rescuing Mr. Freeze, Batman, Freeze, and Oracle agree that they need Ra's al Ghul's blood to cure the Titan virus. It seems from this conversation that Batman and Oracle know about the Lazarus ...
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What is Winston Zeddemore's doctorate in?

On the Wiki page for Winston Zeddemore it implies he has a Doctorate (which is started studying for sometime after the second film) As previously mentioned, Ernie Hudson reprised his role as ...
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What led Cain to suspect impending doom after the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, but before Diablo III?

I'm reading Diablo III: The Order right now, and the book begins post-D2, pre-D3, in The Borderlands as Cain is searching ruins for answers/clues to the coming darkness which would ultimately result ...
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Book Ident.? About kids getting sucked into video game

The book starts with the main character (a boy) living, I think it's like a foster home or boarding school. He doesn't have much money, however he manages to get ahold of a video game. This video game ...
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Ancient-Humanity true purpose in the Human-Forerunner war

I just watched the Halo 4 terminals and one of them call my attention, I think the name is "Charum Hakkor" where the Lord of Admirals attacks a Forerunner planet because there was a flood infestation, ...
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Were both of Jodie's parents linked to Entities?

In the video game Beyond: Two Souls, there's some mention of Jodie's parents both having psychic/supernatural mental abilities. In one scene, we see her mother move a cup using these abilities. But ...
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What's this logo tattooed on the bottom of a thug's foot?

I noticed a logo tattooed on a Blackgate thug's foot in a Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) predator challenge. Does it signify some organization in the DC universe, or is it something else entirely? I was ...
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Has there ever been a video game based on Flash Gordon?

None are listed on Wikipedia. I'm not talking about pinball games with a Flash Gordon theme; I've seen those. I mean a game where you get to be Flash, or ally with him, or be on his team or ...
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Why did the Universal Translator fail to decipher Gorn?

In Star Trek video game (2013), which displays events of the new timeline, Spock told Kirk before mind-melding with a Gorn that it was necessary because Uhura was unable to decipher the Gorn's ...
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If Haytham was a templar, then why the marking of the Creed on his hand armor?

In Assassin's Creed 3 video game, Connor's father Haythem Kenway, was a templar till the End. But we see that his hand armor bears the mark of the Assassin Brotherhood/Creed. Why would a Templar ...
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Where is the Old One?

In the video game Demon's Souls, you must face the Old One, who is presumably the entity mentioned in the opening: On the second day, upon Earth was planted an irrevocable poison A ...
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fallout tactics & brotherhood of steel

I just started playing Fallout: brotherhood of steel again to get me through until Wasteland 2 comes out. In the meantime i have a burning question. in the intro of Fallout:BOS it states that there ...
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In the Alan Wake video game, is Bright Falls based on anywhere real?

I just played the Alan Wake game (more correctly, for the fourth time) and begin to question whether the town of Bright Falls, around which most of the game is set, and all it's mystery is based on ...
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How was Cortana going to detonate In Amber Clad's reactor?

In the beginning of High Charity level of Halo 2: Cortana: "That structure, at the center of the city... it's a Forerunner Ship! And Truth is heading straight for it! If he leads the Covenant ...
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Why didn't the Portal Gun fail to create a Portal on the Moon?

In the end of Portal 2, I fired the portal gun to the Moon. And it worked, which created a quantum tunnel between Moon's surface and Floor below Wheatley - sucking Wheatley out into space. Throughout ...
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How powerful is Cody Travers?

How strong is Cody from the Final Fight and Street Fighter universe within the canon of its lore? Cody is a character who has been shown to perform supernatural feats of strength, such as demolishing ...
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What did happened on the Elizabeth Dane?

In Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines one of the player's first tasks is to investigate the Elizabeth Dane, an ocean-going cargo vessel. This vessel was transporting an ancient sarcophagus which many ...
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Identify source of picture (probably “Doom” related)

I cleaned up my hard drive and found this picture. The file is dated 1997, so the source must be older (obviously). It is probably related to the computer game Doom by id-Software. Somehow, that ...
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Why isn't the Master Chief a Commissioned Officer?

In the Halo universe, the main character is John-117, commonly referred to as "the Master Chief", a non-commissioned officer even though he had a lifelong military education. Why hasn't he become a ...
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What is the song playing in The walking dead S2e5 when daryl pulls the arrow out and in s3e10 when daryl and merle help the mexicans?

What is the song playing in The walking dead Season 2 episode 5 (when daryl pulls the arrow out and that) and in season 3 episode 10 (when daryl and merle help the mexicans) and its also in the game ...
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Why did 343 Guilty Spark help Miranda to stop Halo Delta?

The prime task of the Forerunner monitors was to ensure defense against the Flood. After a significant infection level, they were even willing to break the protocols (e.g. 343 Guilty Spark tried to ...
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What is the nature of the Terran Dominion?

I recently started playing Starcraft II, and I remember hearing about the Terran Dominion, and indeed, in the game, you play against them. My question is, what type of government is the Terran ...
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What does Q*Bert say when he dies?

When the classic Q*Bert character dies, he says something that sounds like an alien language: What is he supposed to be saying, exactly?
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Why does Death work for Dracula in Castlevania?

In the Castlevania series of games, Death works as Dracula's servant? Why is this? Dracula started off life as a human, did he coerce Death during his life or after the start of his unlife? What ...
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Why doesn't GLOPP mutate humans?

In Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, it can be seen that G.L.O.P.P. (Gluon Liquid Omega-Phased Plasma) mutates alligators, rats, pigs etc. into giant monsters. But, when I (Duke) am attacked with ...
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Why is the culture in Fallout stuck in the 1950s?

All of the main fallout lore (1,2,3,and New Vegas) is 1950's-esque. The nuclear war that destroyed the world did not occur until 2077. What caused the culture to stay static for that ~120 year ...
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Was Half Life 1 inspired by HP Lovecraft's “Fungi from Yuggoth”?

The similarities aren't stark, but the remind me about each other so much. Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great ...
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What happened to Lucy after the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood?

I have this question on the Assassin's Creed story plot. I want to know what happened to Lucy after Desmond stabbed her at the end of the AC: Brother Hood? Presumably she died but what was the reason ...
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Why did the Quarians attack the Geth after creating them?

According to the Geth memories shown by Legion in Mass Effect 3, we see that the Geth were shut down and attacked after they were created by the Quarians. The Geth responded by self-defense but what ...
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How does a non-sentient life being do intelligent things?

The Flood is a non-sentient life form. That's why the Halo array is unable to kill it directly (the Flood is starved to death which is passive killing by Halo). What I see about the Flood in the ...
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In Assassin's Creed: Embers, who talked to Ezio before the end?

Even though the character appears in the credits as "Young Man", he talks knowingly to Ezio, takes his hand, tells him "Courage, Ezio". So he clearly knew who he was talking to. He's the only unnamed ...
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Could Kreia's plan to destroy the Force actually succeed?

In the Star Wars video game Knights of the Old Republic II, the final antagonist, Kreia (Darth Traya) wanted to completely destroy the Force by sacrificing herself in the wound in the force on ...
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How much did Larry Niven's Ringworld inspire the Halo game franchise?

I have heard that the First Person Shooter Halo game franchise was inspired by Larry Niven's Ringworld. How Ringworldie is it? Is there more to the connection between Niven's classic Ringworld and the ...
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Would the Valley have made Jerec more powerful than Palpatine or Abeloth?

In Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Jerec tries to access the power of the Valley of the Jedi. If he had succeed, would he have truly become more powerful than Palpatine or even Abeloth?
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Where do new Pokemon come from?

Each new TV series and each new game seems to introduce new Pokemon, so many I've lost count. Where do these new Pokemon come from? Are they newly discovered? Or are they 'regional'?
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Does it occur to GLaDOS that the Black Mesa incident was a great achievement?

At the time, Aperture Science and Black Mesa were having a race over portal technology. The Black Mesa incident opened a giant portal connecting Earth and Xen. My theory is that GLaDOS thought that ...
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Is Galen Marek AKA Starkiller part of the Star Wars canon?

I just wanted to know this. Thank you! If this is too basic, may I ask where can I find if something is star wars canon or not?
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How are soldiers recruited onto the XCOM squad?

XCOM is a non-governmental 'elite multinational military organisation'. Soldiers from all around the world take part in this programme. I know that there were two novels (Diane Duane's X-COM: UFO ...
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How deep was Coruscant's surface buried?

I knew that Coruscant's undercity received no light, but I didn't realize how big it was. In the trailer for the upcoming game Star Wars 1313, a panoramic shot of level 1313 is shown: You can ...
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How does Halo's defense system destroy sentient life selectively?

Halo's defense system is designed to wipe out all sentient life in the galaxy. How does this work? It can't be like nuclear bomb, otherwise it'd also destroy non-sentient life (viz. the Flood). It ...
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What is the Sith Emperor Vitiate's lightsaber form?

I saw that in the KOTR Star Wars game, Sith Emperor (Vitiate) uses a lightsaber. I've never played the game, but those who have, based on his actions, what light-saber form do you think Vitiate ...
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How were the Flood captured?

If all sentient life (including humans) in the galaxy was intact, it means that Halo array was silent for long which means the Flood wasn't a threat to galaxy for long. Its only possible for alive ...
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Is Earth the same size as the Riverworld?

Philip José Farmer's Riverworld book series takes place on a terraformed planet with a single river system that flows between 10 & 20 million miles from begining to end and tightly zig zags ...
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Where did the Space Invaders come from?

Space Invaders is an arcade video game. Is there any licensed material that explain from where they come from, why they want to invade us and why the only solution is to destroy them. Bonus point ...
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Sith using the light side of the force?

I started to play Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this game, you can choose between 2 factions (Jedi/Sith), however in the quest you can choose what you want you do. For example: torture a prisoner ...
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Why didn't Rapture collapse due to structural damage?

Both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 take place in a city that's built on the bottom of the ocean. In both games there is at least one audio diary pointing out the extreme danger of water leaking into the ...
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How did Chell end up at Aperture?

I have been looking around the web for an answer but I can't really find anything. How did the character in the video game Portal end up at the lab, trapped by GLaDOS? It is clear from answers to ...
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Question relative to the end of Mass Effect 3 and the Fleet

Obvious spoilers:
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Why does the effective military strength affect the ending of Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 3 has different endings depending on your actions throughout the game. I'm not asking what actions affect this (which is described here) but rather Why does this happen? (Obvious ...