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Pony ages in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

What is the actual age of the following ponies: Twilight Sparkle Pinkie Pie Rarity Apple Jack Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Princess Luna Princess Celestia Granny Smith So let's add some constraints: ...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

When Thor tries to activate the quinjet in Thor Ragnarok, he tries using a few different passwords for the voice activation system. "Thor", "Son of Odin", and "Strongest Avenger". The actual quinjet ...
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In The Walking Dead, what did Dr. Jenner tell Rick?

In the episode "TS-19", Dr. Jenner whispers something into Rick's ear before they leave the CDC which leaves Rick visibly shaken. What exactly does he tell him?
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What happened to Zuko's mother?

In The Legend of Korra, Jinora asks Katara what happened to Zuko's mother, and in The Last Airbender, it is only revealed that she was banished for killing Fire Lord Azulon.
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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
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on rewatching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Has Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America seems like the hardest one for ...
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How did the zombie outbreak start in the Walking Dead?

I'm wondering where and why the zombie outbreak began?
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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 ...
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What is the correct viewing order for the Pokemon TV series and movies?

There are a considerable number of Pokemon TV Series and movies. I am finding this most confusing. Can someone give me the correct viewing order?
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What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in?

I believe that Asimov himself recommended reading them in chronological order, however I read them in the order that they were published and think that this is the best way to do it. What is the ...
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What order should the Babylon 5 movies and series be watched in?

Can someone tell me what order should the Babylon 5 movies be watched, so as to get the best out of them as a whole while watching the series? I know that release date isn't the best way to do this ...
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Chronological order of the Drizzt series

A long time ago, when I was a wee child I read some of the Drizzt Do'Urden books, they really captured my imagination. I'd like to continue reading, but I've lost track of which books contain him, and ...
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What were the original lyrics to “Everyone Knows Juanita”?

In the Pixar film Coco, when Héctor performs "Everyone Knows Juanita" for his friend Chicharrón, he changes one of the lines to be more family friendly. Héctor: Well, everyone knows Juanita Her ...
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Why did all the Ringbearers leave Middle-earth in the end?

At the end of The Return of the King, Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel left Middle-earth on a ship, along with other elves. I named those five because they were all ringbearers and it ...
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Why did Harry Potter intentionally lose the Resurrection Stone in the Forbidden Forest?

Just before he is sacrificed to Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, Harry dropped the Resurrection Stone. “I thought he would come,” said Voldemort in his high, clear voice, his eyes on the ...
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What is the meaning to the ending of Another Earth?

At the very end of the movie Another Earth (2011), Rhoda What is the meaning of this? Did John I don't understand the meaning of the end at all.
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Why did Voldemort want to kill the Potters in the first place?

This may well be because Lily and James were some of Dumbledore's most powerful and avid supporters as well as integral members of the Order of the Phoenix. So the biggest threat to V-Voldemort [get a ...
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What happened to Winston Smith at the end of George Orwell’s “1984?”

If you haven’t read George Orwell's 1984 this question contains potential spoilers regarding the ending of the book so you might want to stop reading now. At one point, Winston is told that the Party ...
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How can Professor Xavier be alive?

In X-Men 3:The Last Stand, we see that Professor Charles Xavier died and Jean Grey killed him, and his body turned into pieces. But in X-Men: Days of Future Past he's alive and well. I'm pretty ...
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What order should the books in the Percy Jackson universe be read in?

There are several dozen novels, short stories and other works set in the same world as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Many of them aren't released chronologically in relation to each ...
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Who is torturing Theon Greyjoy and why?

He comes out of no where and I haven't read the books. He just keeps torturing him and giving hints on who he is...
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What happened to Sam Witwicky?

Transformers: Age of Extinction picks up five years after the Battle of Chicago in Dark of the Moon. The Autobots Bumblebee is apparently no longer Sam's guardian, as No mention, however, is ever ...
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How do we know the Flash is faster than Superman?

I have heard from many people that the Flash is faster than Superman. But how do we know this? Can you give me the comic issue/continuity and the basic plot summary?
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Why can't adamantium cut through vibranium?

In Avengers vs. X-Men #3, Wolverine's claws meet up with Captain America's shield. It's always been my understanding that Wolverine's adamantium claws can cut through anything, but also Captain ...
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Who is Anakin Skywalker's father?

In Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother, Shmi, said that he does not have a father, although it seemed to me that she doubted that. Is there a canonical answer as to who Anakin's father is? ...
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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Can somebody please explain the end of the movie “Project Almanac” to me?

I just watched the movie "Project Almanac." I kind of understood everything, I guess as much as a person can understand a time travel movie...until the end. David destroys the Circuit, clear box, ...
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What is the viewing order for CW's DC shared universe?

As I understand it the following shows all take place in the same shared universe: Arrow Flash Constantine Vixen Legends of Tomorrow Supergirl (confirmed) The Flash (1990) Freedom Fighters: The Ray ...
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Who was Toph's husband

Lin Beifong is described as the daughter of Toph Beifong, the blind earthbender who teaches Aang earthbending, but her father is not named. Who is he?
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Why does Ava act this way?

Obviously, spoilers for Ex Machina below. Towards the end of the film; Why would Ava do that?
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Is Eli blind, or can he just read braille?

In the Movie "The Book of Eli" we discover at the end that the Bible Eli has been carrying the entire movie is written in Braille. Does this imply that he is blind (and has been living completely "by ...
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How did Voldemort's face get disfigured?

The nose of Tom Riddle (as a student) was fine, as I have seen in the movies. But, Voldemort's nose doesn't look like a normal human nose. What really happened?
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Do standard definitions exist for dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern?

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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What do the White Walkers do with the baby boy gifts from Craster?

When Craster gives away the baby boys to the White Walkers, what happens? Do the baby boys become snacks at a White Walker party? Made into something else with magic?
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In which order should I start watching Star Trek?

I don't know anything about Star Trek except for the fact that it's about spaceships. In this question the person only wanted to watch the TV series. I want to watch every movie and TV series there ...
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What is the timeline for The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy obviously covers a lot of time. How many months/years pass from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring until the end of The Return of the King? A timeline of events ...
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Why didn't Harry die in the dark forest?

I know that this question may sound like it has a very obvious answer, and many of you may just say that Harry didn't die because he was the Master of Death, as he had the possession of the three ...
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If only the Sith deal in absolutes, why does Obi-Wan say it that way?

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that "Only the Sith deal in absolutes", and uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. But it would seem the statement itself "Only the ...
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What’s the meaning of Hogwarts motto?

The motto for Hogwarts is "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus", or, "Never tickle a sleeping dragon". This seems like quite obvious advice and rather silly as a school motto. Is it essentially an ...
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What does Gandalf mean by “Secret Fire”, “Flame of Anor” and “Flame of Udûn”?

In Moria, when Gandalf confronts the Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-dûm, Gandalf says the following: I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass! The dark fire ...
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What happened to Ashoka Tano after she left the Jedi Order?

In the last episode of the Clone Wars cartoon series, Ashoka Tano was accused by the Jedi Council and put out of the Order, but after some diligent research, Anakin found out who was the real culprit, ...
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Why did Tony Stark keep the electromagnet in his chest?

The ARC reactor and electromagnet chest piece are originally there to prevent pieces of shrapnel from piercing his heart. That happens because he was fixed by a Chinese/Afghan doctor who doesn't have ...
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Why did Darth Vader die in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke had beaten Darth Vader in a duel, but didn't seem to injure the latter critically — all Luke did was sever Vader's right hand, which was a prosthetic ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Being that Hulk gets stronger when he gets angrier, how was Thanos able to knock Hulk out with such ease and why did Hulk not get more angry and increase his strength when fighting Thanos? From what I ...
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In Back to the Future, why was the speed 88 miles per hour?

Why not use 89, maybe 100 miles per hour? Is 88 the fastest a DeLorean can go? In other metrics, I have: Miles per hour 88.00 [mph][mi/h] Miles per second 0.0244 [mps][mi/s] Yards ...
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In what order should Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth be read?

I've already read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which I assume would be the best start in any case. I also got about halfway through The Silmarillion several years ago and am quite familiar ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation: Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast ...
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What is in the east of Middle-earth, and why is it all subservient to Sauron?

There are a number of times in Lord of the Rings where the "east" is mentioned -- the pirate ships, the slave-driven farms. And of course all of the peoples subservient to Sauron who come to fight ...