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Why is Tom toothless in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter, the publican of the Leaky Cauldron is described as toothless. Why is this, given that (as Hermione shows) magic can regrow teeth?
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Book which opens with the death of a very large alien and the dispersal or suicide of its human subjects/servants/soldiers

In (possibly) the late '70s or the early '80s I read the first chapter of a book in a store. It was in English. I meant to go back and buy it and forgot. All I remember is this It opens with a human, ...
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Title of late 80's/90's japanese live-action tv mini series featuring a female cyborg named Maria

Looking for the Title of a late 80's, early 90's Japanese live-action tv mini series featuring a female cyborg or robot named Maria clad in black armor (perhaps her body actually). I think it was a ...
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First contact book where humans, humanoid cat people and other aliens are captured to fight for their alien captors

Humans are captured, transported to an alien starship, then brutally trained to fight by fighting each other. Ultimately a leader emerges and his trained team is then introduced to other captured ...
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What is the backstory of the 3rd alternate timeline in Cursed Child?

After creating 2 alternate timelines (one where Ron marries Padma Patil and one where Voldemort ruled the Wizarding world), Scorpius, with the help of the alternate Snape, Ron and Hermione, travelled ...
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Where was Snow White’s father, the King, during the events of the Disney film?

In the original story, Snow White’s biological mother, the Good Queen, died in childbirth, leading the King to marry the Evil Queen. But where was the King in the Disney adaptation? In The Complete ...
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In Maleficent, where is King Henry’s wife and Princess Leila’s mother?

In the beginning of Maleficent, King Henry led an attack against the Moors, but Maleficent injured him. On his deathbed, he promised the throne to whoever would kill Maleficent, which led to Stefan ...
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Why didn't Brom tell Eragon this information earlier? [closed]

In the book Brisingr, Eragon finds out that Why wouldn't Brom tell Eragon this information earlier. Oromis provides a reason why Brom didn't tell Eragon this but I think it was something else.
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Fate of Captain Wu of HMS Cometary

At the start of A Rising Thunder, a Captain Wu of HMS Cometary has quite a lengthy introductory scene. During his time on stage Captain Wu introduces the escalating nature of the conflict between ...
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What Cabell story were Kuttner & Moore alluding to in “The Children's Hour”?

From the novelette "The Children's Hour" by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (first published in Astounding Science Fiction, March 1944, available at the Internet Archive): "Supermen?&...
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Movie with a crane smashing into an apartment building, a father looking for his son, and a computer/AI that watches everything through cameras [duplicate]

Trying to find a movie I watched about 10 years ago, I don’t remember much of the plot, nor the title, and I’m trying to figure it out. I recall the following details: Crane smashes into apartment ...
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Sci-fi adventure novel set in the Yucatan, and based on the myth of Quetzalcoatl and aliens

I am trying to locate a sci-fi book that I read in my teens, something like 65 years ago! That would have been in the 1950s; I was born in 1943 and became an avid sci-fi reader when I was about 15. I ...
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Webtoon where the protagonist is stuck in a barrier-like dungeon, after trying to bring his mother some food

I'm looking for a webtoon where the protagonist was on his way to buying his mom some sort of food that she was asking for. He ends up stuck in the lvl 1 dungeon that's basically an enclosed prison. ...
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Looking for manga about reincarnated boy, abandoned by parents for lack of skills, and becomes a young adventurer named Larucu

I'm looking for a manga and just can't remember the name of it. It's about a boy who was killed in his (today's modern) world but he wasn't supposed to die, but another "evil" god intervened ...
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Whats the manga name, possibly reincarnated as a prince with water attribute

So I can't remember if it was someone that was reincarnated but I think they had memories of a past life. They were born as a prince. When they had their status checked at birth, he saw E+S for water, ...
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Are Chao like Cheese related to Chaos (the monster or the emeralds)

I wanna know if Chao, such as Cream's friend, Cheese, are of any significance to the lore of Chaos the monster in the anime Sonic X, or even the Chaos Emeralds.
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Nazi UFO Trilogy

Trilogy of novels (I am almost certain they were paperback originals), by an American author and published in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Nazis develop flying saucers & flee Germany at the end ...
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Japanese Time-Travel Movie where modern soldiers stranded in the past try to create havoc to force their return

I only read a review of this Japanese film and that was at least 20 years ago. From what little I can remember it involved a modern Japanese army unit that is somehow transported back in time. Their ...
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Member of a secret cabal builds a casino to secretly destabilize a city

I'm not sure if I read this in a magazine or anthology; I think I read it around 2010, but it could have been from much earlier. The viewpoint character is a member of a secret organization, but I don'...
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Why did Yoda question Palpatine that way?

Yoda says to Palpatine: Yoda: At an end your rule is. And not short enough it was. If so powerful you are, why leave? Palpatine is not going anywhere then why did Yoda question him about leaving in ...
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Why does Stan Lee look younger in Avengers: Endgame?

During Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we see in Stan Lee's cameo that he was the same character in all his appearances, and that he reports the world's activity to the Watchers. Stan Lee's character ...
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Is there such a thing as a muggle werewolf? [duplicate]

I was reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them, and I found this quote: “Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) ...
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who do you think is faster flash or goku [closed]

including that flash being able to run above the speed of light by a lot. and goku having the ability to move 33 trillion mph.{about 33,000 times the speed of light}.
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Identifying a near future Sci-fi novel where Rainforests are now a global treasure, with wars launched to take them over

I am looking for this book that I am trying to identify from memory: It is a sci-fi novel taking place in the near-future It was definitely printed before 2005, as I remembered borrowing it from my ...
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Was Corman's The Day the World Ended cited as inspiration for 10 Cloverfield Lane?

The Corman movie has a man (and his daughter) living in a well-stocked house after a nuclear attack. However, unexpected people show up. In both movies, the "prepper" is ex-navy and Goodman ...
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What is fashion in the wizarding world? [duplicate]

I am about to buy clothes to cosplay Pansy Parkinson- but... what were clothes like in the wizarding world? Parkinson is a blood supremacist so she wouldn't wear muggle clothes, and since so many ...
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Short SF story of an island of kids growing up observed by anthropologists

A short SF story with an anthropologic angle. A team of anthropologists devised an experiment placing, as I recall it, 100 babies on an island (tended initially by machines). The island was wired with ...
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an animated show for kids where hero lifts a gauntlet that shows he is the destined hero

This kid imagines himself being in a tournament, but he was dreaming and his dad says he will train him if he cleans up for 2 years. When he is about to finish the time, his dad says 4 years and for ...
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Fantasy series where magic was done by saying what you wanted

There is a book I have fond memories for, but I can't remember many details and especially not the name of the series. I read it nearly 20 years ago when I was 8 or 9 I believe. The details I do ...
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Was gold always worthless on Krynn?

In the Dragonlance setting, after the first Cataclysm the most valuable currency is made from steel, and gold is treated as worthless; but was it always so (the part about gold having no value I mean)?...
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What actually happened to the “remnants” of Lord Kaan's thought bomb?

As a tangent (and somewhat dependent on the answer) to my earlier question, "Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?", after the ...
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Using snow to catch packages from space?

I'm hoping someone can help me out because I don't remember a lot of details, but some time ago, this question on WB.SE reminded me of something I remember coming across (fairly sure it was a written ...
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Rumplestiltskin: The Dwarf with a Bad Rap [closed]

Rumplestiltskin played a major role in making the daughter of a miller become a queen, by spinning the straw into gold for the king. The first time, the miller's daughter gave him her necklace in ...
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Why does Obi-Wan think requesting Senator Organa's presence at a special session of Congress is not a trap?

Mas Amedda: Senator Organa, the supreme Chancellor requests your presence at a special session of Congress. I will be there. Senator Organa: He'll be expecting you. Could be a trap. Obi-Wan: I don't ...
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Where on Ruusan was the Valley of the Jedi constructed in relation to the detonated thought bomb?

I know that the Valley of the Jedi (or Valley of the Souls) was built by the Jedi Knight, Johun Othone to memorialize the Jedi that gave their lives fighting the Sith in the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. ...
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What is the meaning of Maxim #37 in “The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”?

Maxim #37 is "There is no "overkill". There is only "open fire" and "I need to reload." What does this mean?
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Who is Stan Lee talking to in his cameo in “Guardians of the Galaxy”?

The person he is talking to looks quite familiar, I think she appears in other MCU contexts as well.
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1950-60s children's book about a boy whose neighbor builds a spaceship and he flies it to outer space

The older, male, neighbor was key - Mr. ?somebody? actually started building the spaceship in his garage or a shed. One book might have been "Something in Outer Space"? Neighbor might have ...
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Film where a preternaturally talented hitman falls in love with a woman with the same skills, but she doesn't know it yet

I watched this within the last fixe years, I think on Netflix. We get introduced to a hitman who is extremely talented, able to take down multiple targets without getting injured, and dodging shots ...
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Why didn't Harry keep the Resurrection Stone, to let Weasleys talk to Fred? [closed]

Just before the face-off with Voldemort in HP Deathly Hallows, Harry loses the Resurrection Stone as it slips through his fingers. The Resurrection Stone slipped from between his numb fingers, and ...
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First story to feature the trope “the nice self-sufficient society that welcomed us are actually cannibals”?

It is not an infrequent trope in sci-fi shows for our protagonists to be struggling in their adventure, only to stumble across a seemingly nice self-sufficient society which they are welcomed into, ...
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Anime about kids using small cars to fight

This an anime that looks like it's from the early 2000 to 2010. The plot is about kids using small cars like insects to fight; they throw the cars on the ground and the fight starts. I remember the ...
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Short story about an author who writes a story about an unfaithful wife being murdered, and is then arrested for the murder of his own wife

A story of psychological horror from a '50s pulp magazine. The protagonist is a writer, he has already published 12 parts of his story about the unfaithful wife. Suddenly the main character of his ...
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Story about a female space traveler

Anyone know the name of this movie? It is about a female space traveler with narcissistic personality disorder who scams her way into a captain position. However, her ruthless ways end up catching up ...
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Do lifeforms contain machine spirits?

It's my understanding that the mechanicum believes all machines function thanks to the machine spirits residing within them, which they revere. I also understand that they believe organics are just ...
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pre 2000 space mecha anime/cartoon very similar to gundam shows

Need help finding a title of an anime I watched many years ago. It must have been pre 2000. I remember parts of the story. Started with a few pilots (maybe 4-5), cockpit looked very similar to Star ...
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c.1980 space-themed puzzle/game book with a defense of Earth framing story

This was a large-format (approximately A4) softcover book; I don't recall the cover art. It was given to me as a gift by my aunt, so it may have been picked up remaindered and actually date from ...
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How common is it to have multiple muggle-borns in a single family?

How common is it to have a Muggle-born in Muggle families in Harry Potter? covers individual Muggle-Born, but this is about multiple in the same family. For instance, Collin Creevey introduces himself ...
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Does Anakin really not want to be on council?

Obi-Wan: The fact of the matter is you are too close to the Chancellor. The council doesn't like it when he interferes in Jedi affairs. Anakin: I swear to you, I didn't ask to be put on the council. ...
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Why is Taskmaster called Taskmaster?

Taskmaster is a Marvel character who can replicate any physical action he sees, as long as it does not require any superhuman abilities. I have researched all over the place, but I cannot find out ...

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