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 did General Zod want from Lois Lane?

In Man of Steel, General Zod ordered to bring Lois Lane along with Superman on-board his ship. Why?
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Why would Mrs. Weasley believe Daily Prophet's Skeeter about Hermione?

In Goblet of Fire, Mrs Weasley is seemingly upset with Hermione, and it appears to be due to reading what Rita Skeeter wrote about her in the newspaper. Mrs. Weasley knew Hermione pretty well at the ...
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Why is Jaqen H'ghar captured in the first place with the other two prisoners if he has such skill? [duplicate]

I understand why they were being transported but for someone who is able to change appearance at will and kill anyone with ease I dont get why he didnt just get away at his convenience? Unless he ...
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Why didn't Count Dooku expose Palpatine?

In the Revenge of the Sith, when Count Dooku had Chancellor Palpatine captured, did he actually know that Palpatine was the same person as his master Darth Sidious? If he did, then why didn't he ...
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What are the motivations of the Erads?

In Philip K. Dick's novel Counter-Clock World, time on Earth is flowing backwards after an event called the "Hobart Phase", so that dead people come back to life, become younger, and "find a womb" to ...
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What was Gina Inviere's motivation for blowing up Cloud Nine?

In Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II, Gina Inviere takes the nuke Baltar had given her and sets it off, destroying Cloud Nine and several nearby ships. The radiation from this explosion ultimately draws ...
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Why didn't Jane tell Ender that her origin was the Fantasy Game when they met?

We learn (in Xenocide and in Shadow of the Giant / First Meetings) that Jane's origins are the Fantasy Game that Ender played in Battle School. Why doesn't Jane reveal that Fantasy Game origin to ...
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Why did Dobby cheat his master?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, Dobby alerted Harry about a secret plan which his master had. Why did Dobby cheat his master?
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Why does Saruman travel to Fangorn forest?

When Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas find the dead bodies of the orcs that they had pursued to the edge of Fangorn, they see an old man robed in white: Suddenly Gimli looked up, and there just on the ...
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Why doesn't Bane reveal Batman's identity?

In the Knightfall series, the following events occur: Why wouldn't / didn't / hasn't Bane revealed his knowledge of Batman's secret identity?
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Why is David obsessed with “Lawrence of Arabia”?

In Prometheus, while the other members of the crew are in hibernation, David busies himself watching Lawrence of Arabia. He seems so obsessed by the film and the eponymous character that he imitates ...
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Why did the Games Master and sponsors listen to Haymitch?

I understand that he was honored as an earlier champion, but Haymitch was still from an outlying district and was noticeably disorganized and drunk as well. I'm confused about how he was so well-liked ...
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What was Daenerys Targaryen's motive in the final chapter of A Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

If you haven't read the book massive spoilers ahead...
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Why do the Weasleys have to de-gnome the garden at the Burrow?

Wouldn't it be possible to simply magically erect a gnome-proof fence around the garden? The Weasleys collectively are fairly good wizards, both practical and theoretical. Hard to believe they could ...
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Why did Snape tell Voldemort when Harry Potter was really going to be moved?

It seems suspicious that Snape told Voldemort when Harry Potter would be moved from his home. At that point of time, he had Voldemort's complete trust, having killed Dumbledore, why did he need to ...

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