Questions tagged [character-motivation]

Character motivation is what motivates characters to behave in a particular way and describes why a particular character does so. It propels the personality of the character.

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What was the Soul King?

In Tite Kubo's Bleach (the manga), what exactly was the Soul King? What was its function within the metaphysical arrangement of the Bleach world? The Bleach wikia page says: The Soul King is the ...
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In Orphan Black, who shot the woman, and who saved her?

At the end of season 3, in a parking garage, someone shoots Who was it? Was it at the instigation of And who saved her, and why?
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On Orphan Black, why did Alison and Donnie become drug dealers?

On Orphan Black, did Alison and Donnie have any reason to become dealers in black-market prescription drugs? Were they just being rebellious? Currying favor the make Alison popular (and electable) in ...
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Why does Henrik Johansson have the man killed?

In Orphan Black, Henrik Johansson orders Mark Rollins to kill Why?
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Why did the other Lords accept to be part of the Six Kingdoms so easily? [duplicate]

In the Game of Thrones finale, S08E06 The Iron Throne we can see Bran the Broken being chosen as King of the 7 Kingdoms, but Sansa claims for the North to be independent hence making the realm of 6 ...
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Did the lords know the truth?

At the last episode of Game of Thrones the council of the lords of Westeros is summoned and they When they do that, is the fact that Jon known to them? We know Samwell and Starks know. But what ...
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Why did Captain America cheat on his girlfriend?

In the end of Avengers: Endgame, It was surely an emotional moment, but why did he do it especially when he already had a girlfriend named Sharon Carter (ref: Captain America: Civil War). Why ...
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Why does this character choose this action? [duplicate]

In S08E3, after We see a dramatic scene where What reason do they have to do this? Is there any connection with I know the show has gotten beyond the books, but is there any foreshadowing in ...
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Why can't The Control also jump to future?

The main assumption in recent episodes of Star Trek: Discovery is that But, I see two flaws in the plan: The Control will eventually get to the future by waiting out because it can't age and die. ...
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Why did Bronn offer to be Tyrion Lannister's champion in trial by combat?

In the story, A Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat after being wrongly accused of trying to kill Bran Stark and conspiring to kill Lord Jon Arryn. The halls of the Eyrie ...
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Why is Section 31 a big deal to USS Discovery?

In the end of S02E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, I can understand that Section 31 possesses advanced technologies and USS Discovery can't stand a chance in a direct battle. But, USS Discovery has one ...
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Why didn't Tina check the facts regarding Newt's engagement to Leta?

Most Aurors are shown in the series to be incompetent buffoons. However, Tina was shown to be very competent and was an essential part of Newt's success in the first movie. However, in The Crimes of ...
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Why is Van Pelt trying to kill Alan?

In the first Jumanji film, during one of Alan's turns and is presented with the following message from the game; A hunter from darkest wild, make you feel just like a child. To which Alan responds,...
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Why didn't Dumbledore create Horcruxes after learning that he was going to die due to a curse?

Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort ever feared. Dumbledore certainly knew that he could be a great asset to the upcoming wizarding war against Voldemort. After learning that he was going to die ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore accuse Tom Riddle of opening the Chamber?

Why didn't Dumbeldore accuse Tom Riddle of being behind the chamber opening? Although he already knew that Riddle can speak Parseltongue (from their first meeting at the foster house), he could at ...
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Why did President Snow tell Katniss to “let it fly” when she was pointing her bow and arrow at him?

Very related: Is President Snow sadistic or simply ruthless? At the end of the Hunger Games movies when President Snow is facing execution with Katniss's arrow, Snow could be seen grinning ...
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Why did Voldemort have to torture Garrick Ollivander for information on the Elder Wand?

Related: Why did Bellatrix rely on torture and the word of a goblin to get information from Hermione, and not use the Imperius curse? Very loosely related (although a lot of the reasons given there ...
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Why did Cersei blow up the Sept?

I get that Cersei hated those religious extremists who made her parade naked in the city, but what was the point of blowing up the entire Sept? It killed lots of innocents (surrounding buildings also ...
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Why does this character want to kill Anton specifically?

This question contains spoilers of the Final watch (and previous books)! In the Final watch (or Last watch) novel by Sergei Lukyanenko, the vampire wants to kill Anton because he blames him for ...
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Why should Anton be useful to the Final watch in this action?

In the Final Watch (or Last Watch) novel by Sergei Lukyanenko, the Final Watch trio kidnapped Anton because they wanted him to help them to find the Crown of All. But one of the trio members, ...
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Did Zabulon really love Alisa?

In the Day Watch novel by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev, at the end of Vitaly Rogoza part, we discover that Was his previously stated love real? Was he just using Alisa for the whole time?
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Why did Aegon I Targaryen join the alliance against Volantis?

After Doom of Valyria, a century of violence and turmoil engulfed Essos. Volantis, the strongest of the 9 daughters claimed herself to be the successor of the Valyrian Empire and sought to subjugate ...
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Does Voldemort have other options? [duplicate]

In the battle of Hogwarts, after Voldemort knew that all Horcruxes were destroyed and the curse Avada Kedavra will not affect Harry a second time, does Voldemort never think of fleeing the scene and ...
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Was Robb a virgin before marrying Jeyne?

As this question shows we don't know much about Robb and Jeyne's wedding. However, what is clear is why Robb decided to wed in the first place... "I took her castle and she took my heart." Robb ...
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In David Brin's “Kiln People,” why is Ritu's head shaved?

In David Brin's novel Kiln People, there is an unclear reference--once--to Ritu having a shaved head, but no explanation as to when or why or how this happened. This is mentioned at the point where ...
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What was Quirrell's motive? [duplicate]

A recent Q&A brought up a particular quote that made me wonder about Professor Quirrell's character. The quote is from Dumbledore: Quirrell, full of hatred, greed and ambition, sharing his soul ...
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Why does a Boggart scare people? What is their end goal?

Boggarts turn into their victim's worst fears. Why do they do this? What is their ultimate goal?
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Was Ginny really used as bait because she was Ron's sister?

In the end of Half-Blood Prince Harry explains to Ginny why they can't be together anymore: "Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just ...
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What was the slight flaw in Master Li's character?

In the Barry Hughart Master Li and Number 10 Ox books, Master Li always introduces himself thusly: "My surname is Li and my personal name is Kao, and there is a slight flaw in my character," he ...
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Does Saruman invade Rohan to please Sauron, or is it a desperate last-ditch attempt to recover the ring?

I don't really understand most of the politics of Sauron and Saruman during the time-period between the departure of the fellowship from Lórien and the moment where Aragorn shows himself in Orthanc's ...
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What does it signify when Denna goes barefoot for miles?

In The Wise Man's Fear, in one scene, Kvothe meets Denna, and she walks with him for miles, barefoot, through the city (including on cobblestones) and the countryside. Now when Kvothe has gone ...
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Why could Isildur retain the ring? (from a “legal” point of view) [duplicate]

In this question, we've learned about the difficulty for Elrond and/or Círdan to do anything amounting to taking the ring from Isildur, once the latter decided it was his loot. It seems they tried to ...
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Why didn't B'Elanna Torres have her cranial ridges removed?

It's clear from a number of episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine etc. that Starfleet surgeons have the ability to alter a person's appearance to imitate that of someone from ...
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Did Hammond not pay Nedry well?

During the initial tour of Jurassic Park in a scene in the command center John Hammond and Dennis Nedry have the following exchange: Hammond: Dennis, our lives are in your hands and you have butter ...
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Why did Nazgul spare the other hobbits at Weathertop? [duplicate]

In the fight at the Weathertop, the Nazgul injured Frodo and left. They waited for him to pass to the shadow and become a wraith, but they did not kill the other hobbits on Weathertop, Sam, Merry, and ...
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Why did Barry in Flashpoint (s3e1) release his captive?

Barry was going to accept losing his memories about the original timeline, but he changed his decision when the Kid Flash was injured and then released Thawne. Why wasn't his mom's life more important ...
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Why didn't Beckett just shoot everybody?

Near the end of the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, Tobias Beckett... I understand his reason for not leaving Chewbacca was, But why not kill the rest? Tobias clearly had the upper hand, the others ...
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Was Couladin a Darkfriend or just nuts?

When Rand undertook his journey to become Car'a'carn, his chief rival was Couladin, an Aiel warrior who declared himself to be clan chief of the Shaido Aiel. Couladin hated Rand from the instant he ...
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Why didn't the Jedi contact Kaminoan cloners, or run some checks on the clones after learning that Tyranus who ordered them, was Dooku? [closed]

So, As multiple questions have answered, the Jedi by the end of the war, learnt that Tyranus was Dooku. As Obi Wan says, "Tyranus? You are the man called Tyranus?" Now, during Attack of the ...
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How does equestria justify the changling famine (if it exists)?

So in the season two finale for mlp:friendship is magic it's revealed that's there's a whole nation of changlings that feeds on love kept segregated from the rest of pony society. Now I get that ...
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Since Voldemort wanted Dumbledore dead, why didn't he just kill him?

In the Half-Blood Prince, Correct me if I am wrong that Voldemort wanted Dumbledore dead due to: fear of the Headmaster of Hogwarts, personal hatred towards Dumbledore, Dumbledore is the only man ...
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In the Lord of the Rings movies, why didn't Aragorn just reforge Narsil at the beginning?

In the books, Aragorn reforges the sword Narsil in Rivendell. He named the remade sword "Anduril". He carries the sword throughout the Quest of the Ring, even in battles such as in Amon Hen, Helm's ...
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What was Obi-Wan's plan on Mustafar?

Obi-Wan knew that his best-friend and student, Anakin had fallen to the dark side. Knowing the truth, he was shocked in terror. Obi wan even told Master Yoda that he would not kill Anakin, because he ...
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Why was Rukh spared in the episode DUME?

Are there any in-universe justifications for why Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios spared Rukh in the episode DUME? The rebels have demonstrated that they have no problem killing imperial agents like ...
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Why does this character not reveal SG-1's location in “Secrets”

In the closing moments of Stargate SG-1 S02E09 "Secrets", Amaunet looks directly at Daniel but does not give up SG-1's position to Apophis. Given that nowhere else in canon can the host best a goa'uld,...
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Why was only one person used as the template for the Clone Army?

So in the Star Wars prequels the Kaminoans make a clone army using the DNA of only Jango Fett for the Republic rather than using a few different people as templates for different roles. I can see a ...
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Why did Thanos wipe out this race?

Eitri states that Thanos Knowing Thanos' fixation with
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Why did Willie Scott get on the plane with Indiana Jones?

In the beginning of the Temple of Doom, why wouldn't Willie just stay at the airport with Earl Weber? Maybe even go back to work for Lau Che? She didn't steal the diamond, and Indy basically ...
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Why did Umbridge collaborate with Voldemort?

We know that Dolores Umbridge was not associated with Death Eaters before Voldemort’s return. We also know that Umbridge collaborated with Voldemort and Death Eaters after the death of Rufus ...
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Why is Luke so indecisive in The Last Jedi? [closed]

I'm not talking about why he is so pessimistic and miserable, but why he constantly considers changing his mind throughout the film in the briefest of moments before reverting back to how he ...