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What is this “tracer” in The Peace War? [duplicate]

From the chapter "Flash forward" in The Peace War, page 31: She recognized the smell that that still hung on her helmet: the tracer stench that tagged their landing fuel. What is this "tracer that ...
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Kids movie. Two friends set their wrist watches / alarms to remember to watch a TV show. One goes into the past and uses his watch battery to get help [duplicate]

I been trying to find the title of the movie involving these 2 scenes and the best description from what I can remember. I can’t think who the 2 kids I think both are male and have a watch alarm set ...
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In what order should I read the Robert Langdon books? [closed]

The Robert Langdon book series by Dan Brown consists of: Angels & Demons (2000) The Da Vinci Code (2003) The Lost Symbol (2009) Inferno (2013) Origin (2017) Does it make the most sense to read ...
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Were Dementor effects targeted? [duplicate]

Dementors seemed to have had some distance effects on humans - the feeling of coldness, moral depression, darkness. Is there canon evidence that these area effects were targeted at specific ...
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Did Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru know who Luke Skywalker's father was? [duplicate]

In this scene, Uncle Owen says Obi-Wan Kenobi died about the same time as Luke's father. And Owen tells Luke to stop asking about his father. Did Owen know Anakin ...
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Why did Gates McFadden leave after season 1 of TNG? [duplicate]

In Season 2 of TNG, Dr Crusher (played by McFadden) leaves, I understand, to take a position at Starfleet Medical. I'm interested, however, in the out of universe reason as to why did McFadden leave ...
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Helicopter gungod? [duplicate]

For a book review, I am interested in degraded/devolved cultures; i.e., those that are the results of human colonies having lost the technology that produced them. I am trying to remember the novel in ...
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Revenge of the Sith - What they are taking revenge for? [duplicate]

Star Wars Episode III was titled as Revenge of the Sith. This title confuses me. We see Sidious and Vader getting rid of all Jedi which may be a part of revenge. However, what they are taking revenge ...
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Why would the White Walkers have a large iron chain in episode 6 “Beyond the Wall”? [duplicate]

I can consider that the rescue could happen as shown, but why would the White Walkers have a large iron chain for a possible in episode 6 “Beyond the Wall”?
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Why does Stupefy not properly stun recipients during Dumbledore's Army training? [duplicate]

During Dumbledore's Army training, members practice stunning and frequently hit each other. However we never see anyone being revived with Rennervate. Is this because they are too young and not ...
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Why did Harry not question finding out Snape was a Death Eater? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry falls into the Pensieve in Dumbledore's office and experiences Dumbledore's memory of Karkaroff's confessions. During this memory, Karkaroff mentions ...
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Did the Nazgûl wear their 9 rings? [duplicate]

Did the Nazgûl wear their 9 rings? Wikipedia is singularly unhelpful: Some passages in the novel suggest that the Nazgûl wore their rings, while others suggest that Sauron actually held them. (...
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Identify The Day of the Doctor old shots [duplicate]

This will be pretty hard, challenging and probably only for the real hard Whovians. I watched the thirteen Doctors scene from The Day of the Doctor again. I assume that all of the old Doctor scenes (...
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80s-90s book about a high school student werewolf who meets a girl who becomes a vampire [duplicate]

The name currently escapes me, but the story goes along the lines of that the protagonist, a high school student, who is a werewolf, meets a new student by the name of Elise. Somewhere down the lines,...
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Who is the oldest character in LotR trilogy? [duplicate]

Who is the oldest character in the trilogy, what is his role, race and powers?
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Is Captain America gay?

First, if you are thinking that this question is a joke or troll, I'd like to welcome you to the 21st century when the mankind is discussing legality of gay marriages. Now, if you look at the ...
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How could Molly Weasley not know the platform number for Hogwarts Express? [duplicate]

Heart hammering, Harry pushed his trolley after them. They stopped and so did he, just near enough to hear what they were saying. 'Now, what's the platform number?' said the boys' mother. 'Nine ...
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What is the another hope which yoda said in the Empire strikes back at Dagobah? [duplicate]

What is the another hope which yoda said in the Empire strikes back at Dagobah ? İs it Darth Vader or Leia or someone else ?
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How many times in the novels is the narrator not focused on Harry Potter? [duplicate]

99% of Harry Potter is focused on Harry Potter in his mind. For instance, you never hear the thoughts of Ron or Dumbledore. Occasionally, such as the first chapter of the first book, you are not ...
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Was Rory “restored” after The Big Bang? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Rory still plastic (and follow up questions)? Regarding the Season 5 finale of Doctor Who; In the first part, Later, in the second part, However, from being called later ...
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Who exactly is Goldberry? [duplicate]

I am currently re-reading the Lord of the Rings. While reading the chapter "In the House of Tom Bombadil", where the four hobbits meet Tom and Goldberry, I thought a lot about the speculations and ...
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Why was Saruman sent to Middle Earth? [duplicate]

Gandalf a Maia (Spirit) was sent to Middle-Earth in human form to help the free peoples fight the evil of Sauron. Is the same reason for the Saruman sent to Middle-Earth ?
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Ways to reach Hogwarts school of witchcraft and Wizardry? [duplicate]

What are the various ways to reach Hogwarts School of witch craft and wizardry from the muggle world? Is Kings Cross Platform 9-3/4 the only way to reach Hogwarts from the Muggle world?
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Why didn't Lily Potter become a ghost? [duplicate]

It seems that, given she has given her life for Harry, why not have become a ghost and helped Harry, or even 'mothered' him as much as a ghost could, too. If I were Harry, I think I would have ...
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Which are all the known “joke items” that Fred & George created throughout HP History? [duplicate]

Fred and George seem to have created a wide range of gag gifts and practical joke items, both while at Hogwarts and then as owners of their "Wizard Wheezes" emporium. What are all the known "jokes ...
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Why is Wormtail treated worse than the other death eaters? [duplicate]

Is he a Death Eater? And why is it he is treated worse than the others even though it was he who did the most when helping the dark lord to return
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Do wizards live longer than most Muggles? [duplicate]

Professor McGonagall was already getting on with years the the Original HP series. From a person who has not read Cursed Child yet, I'm only reading it from here answer And she's able to live for ...
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How close did Voldemort come to taking over the first time? [duplicate]

During the events of book 7, we can pretty much see that Voldemort won, with the exception of the resistance in place. He ran the ministry, had his policies enforced, etc. How close did he come to ...
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Is the number 7 magical in the HP universe? [duplicate]

"...isn't seven the most powerfully magical number, wouldn't seven-?" Well is it? The list link lacks...magic, most of the events being mundane or even coincidental. Edit; because the question is ...
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Could the Enterprise beam a vampire into a house she didn’t have permission to enter? [closed]

There's this article on io9.com asking this exact question, and I thought that scifi.SE would be the ultimate place to have the matter settled. I present to you: This is a serious question that has ...
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What happens to Klingons who die on Starfleet ships? [duplicate]

In the TNG episode Heart of Glory, Worf states that once a Klingon has died their body becomes an empty shell, and should be treated as such. What exactly does this mean for the crew? Organic waste ...
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Why did they say Han Solo's carbon freezing has never been attempted before? [duplicate]

I did not check on the details, but I remember that the whole point of carbon freezing Han Solo is to test the carbon freezing technique - which is claimed to have never been done on a living organism ...
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Cloaking the USS Enterprise [duplicate]

While the Romulans and Klingons have cloaking technology, do any of the Federation ships have it? It seems that the USS Enterprise more than once is surprised by a cloaked ship. But why have they ...
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How many Jedi have helped the Rebel Alliance? [duplicate]

From the rise of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY to the death of the Emperor in 4 ABY, which known Jedi has the Alliance to Restore the Republic and its predecessors benefited off of? This includes any ...
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Why do the nine Kings (Wraiths) respond to Sauron? [duplicate]

I saw the Fellowship of the Ring. Nine rings were forged for the kings of men. I saw the entire series, the nine are on the side of Sauron. I am watching the Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug. Gandalf ...
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Is it safe for Harry to become an Auror? [duplicate]

Harry plans to die a natural death thereby breaking the power of Elder wand, “I’m putting the Elder Wand,” he told Dumbledore, who was watching him with enormous affection and admiration, “back ...
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How was Snape useful for the Order after the resurrection of Voldemort? [duplicate]

Between the return of Lord Voldemort at the end of book 4, Goblet of Fire, and the end of the series, how was Snape useful for the Order of the Phoenix in fighting against Voldemort?
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Doctor Who: An Outrageous Amount of Running [duplicate]

As Donna notes in The Doctor's Daughter: He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures, and runs a lot. Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running involved ..." I've ...
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What does Kylo Ren know of his predecessor? [duplicate]

In the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens we learn that Kylo Ren We also learn that he was trained by Surely his master would have told him about his predecessor, how he was seduced by the Dark Side ...
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What is the official position of JKR franchise on “canonicity” of facts in Harry Potter universe? [duplicate]

We know that there are multiplicity of different works/sources in Harry Potter Universe: HP books 1-7 Associated JKR books (Beedle the Bard, QTTA, HP Prequel story, Magical Beasts) HP Movies 1-7 JKR ...
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Do all goblins in HP universe work at Gringotts or as Artisans? [duplicate]

The wizarding bank Gringotts is run by goblins. We also know that there are goblin artisans because some of the artifacts such as the sword of Godric Gryffindor are goblin made. Do the goblins have ...
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Wasn't Rey cold on Starkiller base? Shouldn't this have impacted her somehow? [duplicate]

Rey grew up in an environment that was desert like. For her entire life prior to the movie, she was used to a warm environment (at least daytime). It's clearly snowing, but she is wearing the same ...
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Elvish tattoo - can it be translated into English?

A cousin of mine recently died in a disastrous accident. Her family discovered a tattoo on her arm, which was completed shortly before. It appears to be written in Elvish (from Lord of the Rings) and ...
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Is Doctor Who's name John Hurt or Mildred? [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out his name, and some people tell me it's Mildred and some say it's John Hurt - which one is it?
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Movie Identification: Werewolf and molotov cocktails [duplicate]

I've been trying to find the name of a movie. It was a horror from the 80's most likely. There was a bad guy that would transform into a werewolf like creature. The protagonist was a young male ...
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What would really happen if you were exposed to space? [closed]

It seems that every science fiction story has a different idea about what would happen if a human were exposed to the vacuum of space. At the end of Total Recall, Quaid and Melina are ejected to ...
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What happened to Voldemort's first body (corpse)? [duplicate]

We have seen that the use of "Avada Kedavra" produces a green flash and a dead body. When Voldemort comes to Godric's Hollow, he kills James and Lily, whose bodies are now buried in the church ...
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Why did the Half Blood Prince leave his book in the Potions dungeon? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question I was wondering why the Half Blood Prince left his book as a class copy. One would think that it was precious to him, since he invested so much in it. He made up potions and ...
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Why must Voldemort's body be killed last? [duplicate]

Voldemort has horcruxes to grant him "immortality" (more like regeneration). But if his body is destroyed, why wouldn't destroying the other horcruxes afterwards not kill him just as easily? Why does ...
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Are there females in Durmstrang? [duplicate]

In the 4th Harry Potter book I read that Poliakoff (Durmstrang student) when he spotted Harry Potter he pointed Harry's scar to a girl standing next to him, this occurence happened when they first ...