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When is an invisibility cloak invisible?

When is an invisibility cloak invisible? Obviously it is invisible when put on by a wizard, and visible when packed after laundry. But is it visible or invisible when there's something other than a ...

harry-potter  
asked by Danubian Sailor 25 votes
answered by Arya 29 votes

Why did Dumbledore pretend to not understand post-time-travel Harry and Hermione?

Harry and Hermione excitedly reported to Dumbledore that they had been successful (saving Sirius, e.g.) during their time-traveling adventure in The Prisoner of Azkaban. In the movie, this occurs ...

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asked by FluffyFlareon 24 votes
answered by Valorum 63 votes

Do genies exist in the Harry Potter world?

I don't recall seeing them in the books, but I might have missed something- are there genies in Rowling's Wizarding World?

harry-potter  
asked by Nu'Daq 22 votes
answered by Valorum 36 votes

How long did the "beacon call" from Minas Tirith to Edoras take?

AFAIK, Edoras is about 300–350 miles away from Minas Tirith and it is a 3-day ride from one location to the other. So, how long did the beacon chain need from the moment it was lit to reach Edoras? As ...

tolkiens-legendarium the-lord-of-the-rings  
asked by Shade 20 votes
answered by Edlothiad 34 votes

How is the time of day referenced in Star Wars?

I know that characters in Star Wars make use of Chronometers in computers, wristwatches, etc. Mention is made of duration in terms of days/hours/minutes, but I've not been able to find out how a day ...

star-wars  
asked by Snow 19 votes
answered by Rick Starrunner 16 votes

What made Qui-Gon Jinn really believe that Anakin Skywalker was the chosen one?

We all know from "The Phantom Menace" that, about to die, Qui-Gon Jinn asked Obi-Wan to promise him to train Anankin because he believed the boy was the chosen one; the one who would bring ...

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asked by Bingo Mehndra 17 votes
answered by Mwr247 24 votes

The different names of Mordor

While reading The Lord of the Rings, I got confused with the geography and different names of Mordor. Can anyone tell me the difference between these? (i.e. which names are from which language? Which ...

tolkiens-legendarium the-lord-of-the-rings  
asked by Righter 16 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Reading order for Cosmere series by Brandon Sanderson

My entry into Brandon Sanderson's works is Mistborn Trilogy, I finished and loved it. Then I got to know that many of his series are connected and happen in the same universe - Cosmere. Next I started ...

suggested-order cosmere  
asked by akshaynhegde 41 votes
answered by Brandt Boulden 56 votes

In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

The two TV shows Arrow and The Flash cross over (or so I'm told). I've only been watching Arrow so far, and Barry Allen has just turned up. Do I need to start watching Flash episodes? What order do ...

dc suggested-order arrowverse the-flash-2014 arrow  
asked by AncientSwordRage 33 votes
answered by KutuluMike 36 votes

Who was the old man at the beginning of The Force Awakens?

Who was the old man at the beginning of the movie? P.S. I don't believe I spoil anything with this question

star-wars character-identification the-force-awakens  
asked by Ivo Beckers 67 votes
answered by DVK-on-Ahch-To 42 votes

Is Korra the last Avatar?

The Legend of Korra will most likely be the last Avatar series (Legend Of Korra Co-Creators On 'Avatar) so this question is purely academical. In book 2 Unalaq kills Raava and with this, Korra's ...

avatar-the-last-airbender the-legend-of-korra  
asked by wvdz 18 votes
answered by JustButter -1 votes

What happened to Phillip in On Stranger Tides?

At the end of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, Am I meant to assume he's dead now? Or was there some symbolic meaning to this gesture that I didn't catch?

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asked by Yamikuronue 14 votes
answered by Sebastian_H 12 votes

Where were the locations of the districts in The Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, the nation of Panem (implied to be North America after some sort of post apocalyptic scenario) is divided into 13 districts and the Capitol. District 12 is hinted to be in the ...

the-hunger-games  
asked by thedaian 55 votes
answered by KeithS 25 votes

Who was the fifth army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie?

Elves Dwarves Men Orcs Who was the 5th army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

tolkiens-legendarium the-hobbit the-battle-of-the-five-armies  
asked by alex 68 votes
answered by Rand al'Thor 98 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Fantasy book series about a young girl and a talking dog solving mysteries

This one was known to me years ago, but I don't recall much so I'll do my best in detailing what i remember: Most of the cover used in the series had a dark blue color in the background, with some ...

story-identification books fantasy-genre  
asked by Nordine Lotfi 5 votes

Short Story (Maybe Bradbury) That Involves a Cloud or Nebula Which Traps Radio Waves

I remember reading this in maybe the late 1980s, and I have a strong inclination that it was Bradbury. I remember checking out a Bradbury collection and reading a bunch of those stories around that ...

story-identification short-stories  
asked by vol.2 5 votes

How Do Jedi/Sith Stay In Shape?

Do Jedi/Sith use gyms or observe exercise regimens? Are there any examples in-universe (Legends or Canon) of common exercise being performed by either sect/group? Yes we know they tend to run and be ...

star-wars jedi sith  
asked by MissouriSpartan 2 votes
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