Questions about science-fiction/fantasy elements of a video-game.

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Can a soul-trapped body be reanimated without giving it a new soul?

In the game Skyrim, it’s possible to reanimate almost any dead body, including bodies that have been soul-trapped. From a lore perspective, this doesn’t make sense to me: if you trap a target’s soul, ...
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Why did the Gravemind not kill Master Chief as he was walking through High Charity in Halo 3?

I understand that people have argued that the Gravemind was waiting for Cortana's solution to the Flood to be revealed. But then the Gravemind doesn't kill Master Chief when he could have easily ...
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What's Scotty holding?

In the game Star Trek Timelines, the image of the character Lt Commander Scott is this: What is he holding in this picture?
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How did the Gravemind get to The Ark in Halo 3?

1) Cortana says that the Gravemind did not know about the portal to The Ark, or to where it led. How would the Gravemind even know where to go, assuming it could slipspace High Charity at least ...
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When is Aliens: Colonial Marines game set?

I was just playing Aliens: Colonial Marines when the question just popped into my head. When is the game set?
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Is Civilization V run by aliens?

I once read on TV Tropes that the video game Civilization V implied that the entire thing was run by aliens who resurrected famous human leaders in order to have them battle each other. It now seems ...
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How exactly did the Traveler originally assist humanity?

In the video game Destiny, the Traveler is described as assisting humanity and ushering them into their Golden Age. During this Golden Age, humanity had incredibly advanced technological advancement, ...
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Quantum-Break: Why did Beth ignore her chances?

Contains spoilers for Act four:
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Quantum-Break: Why did Paul ask something he should already know? [Spoilers]

Paul asked Jack a Question in the first half of Act 3, to which he should already know the answer:
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Why doesn't the player as champ have to await the next challenger?

In Pokémon, especially the games, the player defeats the current champ. After defeating him, the team is registered and the player start... at home. Then the player can roam the country and even ...
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Can any soul gems hold a dragon soul?

In the Dawnguard questline, Serana offers to do a partial soul trap on the Dragonborn. But being a dragonborn, he/she has the soul of a dragon. Can a dragon soul be fully contained in a soul gem? ...
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In Batman: Arkham Knight, why do these two characters use the same tank?

In Batman: Arkham Knight, when you first fight the Arkham Knight he is in the Cloudburst tank, but when you fight Deathstroke it is the same as the Cloudburst fight is. Where would Deathstroke get ...
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What Zelda theme is this?

A theme appears right at the start of this video (from 0:00 to 0:20) and pops up often throughout many of the movements from the Zelda Symphony. In this instance, ...
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Why does the Star Trek theme appear in the Zelda Symphony?

In "Ballad of the Wind Fish - Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" at 3:47 we randomly hear the main theme from Star Trek for just a short moment. Why? Why is there a Star Trek reference in the ...
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Why can't player characters in Resident Evil become infected with the T-Virus?

Is there an in-universe explanation as to why none of the playable characters in the Resident Evil games (except for those in Outbreak) become infected with the T-Virus? Seems like a massive ...
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What was Magus' failed attack on Lavos?

Magus spends his whole adult life wanting to get revenge on Lavos. He tries to summon it in the Middle Ages, but the party interferes. Once he gets back to 12,000 B.C. in Zeal, he finally confronts ...
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Underworld layer in Heroes of Might And Magic

Might and Magic has a great lore and "heroes of might and magic 2" - "mm6" - "hmm 3" - "mm7" follows a great story line( Kreegans, Ancients etc..). I wanted to ask about underground layers in heroes ...
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Short-story about a boy's obsession with a video game about war

I have been searching for so long now for the title of a short-story I read in the late 1990s, I think. Possibly early 2000s. The plot goes along something like this. There is a boy, I think he may ...
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Horror Movie, video game, 2 adults one child maybe girl leave

I came across this page on accident. It might finally solve my quest for a movie that has been on my mind for roughly 10 years I would guess. I was extremely young when I watched this bear in mind so ...
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A book about a mediocre games developer that goes back in time?

This book has popped into my head and I'm desperately trying to remember what it is. This book must be from the 80s or early 90s - about a games developer who is pretty average and makes 'ok' games. ...
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How canon is Star Wars: Battlefront?

The 2015 video game Star Wars: Battlefront is largely a multiplayer shooter. But it was released after the Star Wars canon wipe of 2014, so it's ostensibly canon. Obviously the accomplishments of ...
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Why is the Animus's translation so quirky?

I have not been fortunate enough to play the original Assassins Creed, only Assassins Creed II and up, so I'm hoping this is answered in the original game somewhere. In the so-called Ezio trilogy ...
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Battlefront tie-ins with “The Force Awakens” (Episode VII)

I read on The Internet (TM) that the new Battlefront game has tie-ins with The Force Awakens. Does anyone know what they may be?
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Plot explanation in Crysis Warhead

At the beginning of the FPS game Crysis Warhead level 1 Call me Ishmael, there's a discussion from the past between O'Neill and Psycho: Data Tape: Mission Effectiveness Evaluation Phase #3, Fort ...
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Defense of the ancients story

I like to watch DOTA 2 matches and I wonder if there is a story behind that game. Is there any back story about the heroes? Are they connected to each other?
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Is Link based on Peter Pan?

I stumbled across this comparison between Link (Nintendo) and Peter Pan (Disney). Both: have a fairy companion wear green tunics and pointy green hats have elf-like pointed ears play a small ...
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Why are Silt Striders more expensive than Guild Guides, even between the same cities?

The teleportation by the Mages Guild is instantaneous, always the same price regardless of distance or bargaining ability, and available to non-guild members. How would the Silt Striders get any ...
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Why was Sarah Kerrigan abandoned by Arcturus Mengsk?

Sarah Kerrigan, former Terran Ghost and later the Queen of Blades, leader of the Zerg, was a major character in both the Starcraft I and Starcraft II video game series and has appeared in several ...
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What was Starkiller's turning point?

What was Starkiller's final allegiance or motivation, and why? When Starkiller pursues Vader to the Death Star, Is he simply seeking personal revenge against Vader for betraying him? OR... Has he ...
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Is the 28 Weeks Later Flash Game still available?

Does anyone know if the Flash Game made to promote the film 28 Weeks Later is still available and if so, where can I find it?
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Space program in Fallout universe

So in 3 we learn about the Virgo II lander, but really not much else in the space program. What else happened? Were there space stations, probes to other planets?
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Why does Luke Skywalker use a green lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront?

I know EA DICE wanted to be spot on, on every aspect of the new Star Wars Battlefront game, but to my knowledge Luke Skywalker always used a blue lightsaber; in the previous games as well as the ...
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What exactly happened to GLaDOS after Portal?

The different games and additional material seem to have conflicting evidence: In Portal, In Portal 2, Also, in Lab Rats, So did she
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Looking for a science fiction/fantasy game from my youth

I remember playing this game in my youth, so sometimes in the late 90s or possibly early 2000s. The game had both Sci-fi and fantasy mixed up together. I think that the main character was called tom ...
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All Halo Books List [closed]

As a fan of the Halo games and its lore I was thinking about getting all of the books or comics that are a part of the Halo lore. I was wondering if anyone had a full list of all the books related ...
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(spoilers) Dead Space 3: Why bring the codex to the center of the Machine?

First Clarke builds the Codex because he thinks he needs to turn the Machine off. Then it is revealed to him that Why doesn’t he destroy it immediately?
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Where does vault 101 get its food?

Vault 101 was originally designed never to open its doors to the outside world. The great war took place in 2077, and the events of Fallout 3 took place 200 years later (2277). We do know that Vault ...
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Why does Carmen Sandiego steal?

Obviously, she has enough money to travel the world - as well as enough to travel through both time and space, establishing her sci-fi chops. She's also got enough to construct remarkable ...
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What Happened to the Dwemer?

In TES: Skyrim, there are numerous Dwemer ruins located in various parts of the region, but the Dwemer themselves are mysteriously absent. What happened to them? I seem to remember reading or ...
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What TV show has kids entering a video game of some sort?

I've been searching the entire internet for this show about 4 teenagers that enter a video game world where they have to fight monsters that looked like insects. Every time they had to enter the ...
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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, ...
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Are blaster bolts affected by gravity?

In Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) blaster bolts are affected by gravity, like bullets shot by weapons in Battlefield games. Is this right? Are blaster bolts affected by gravity in the same way that ...
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Does The Ktarian Game exist, out-of-universe?

As established in this question, the discs-and-chutes game from the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode "The Game" is known as The Ktarian Game, after the race that proliferated it as a ...
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Does the game from “The Game” have a name?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Game", Riker's choice in shore leave company leads directly to the crew becoming addicted to a weird game in which the player needs to put discs into ...
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Has the system of government ever been explained for the Mushroom Kingdom?

Obviously there's a princess, so I'm assuming there's a king/queen. Who rules the Toads and how?
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Why didn't the Normandy crew experience time dilation?

In the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect 2, Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew travel to the galactic core to destroy the Collector Base. The Collector Base is located on the accretion disc of a ...
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Is it true that Sub-Zero is the only character to appear in every Mortal Kombat game?

I was watching a video on YouTube, something like "top 10 Mortal Kombat characters ", where they list off their choice of rankings one by one while giving a short bio. Sub-Zero was # 2, there have ...
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Can Solid Snake See via the Codec?

In Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake remarks that he didn't expect a designer of world-class technology to be so cute. How could he notice she was cute if the codec directly stimulates the bones of the ...
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Flash point-and-click game where you are a newly risen ghost

I don't remember exactly when I played it... within the last decade and a half. It was a game that I played online in a browser, almost certainly in Shockwave Flash. I'm almost entirely certain it was ...