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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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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 ...