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Questions tagged [characters]

Characters are the players that take part in a story, play, movie, musical, or book.

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Is Paolini's Eragon's name or character based on Tolkien's Aragorn?

There are more similarities in the Eragon and The Lord of the Rings (elvish and ancient language, dwarves, elves, etc.). But still…the name of the main character of Eragon is so similar to the famous ...
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Is Zam Wesell inspired by early Ralp McQuarrie Concept Art of Han Solo & Starkiller Hero?

I was recently looking at some early McQuarrie concept art (and my 30th anniversary action figures based on them) commissioned for George Lucas' second draft, which would eventually become A New Hope. ...
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Is the name Rookwood in any way special?

The name Rookwood is used in V for Vendetta (A former fingerman) and Harry Potter (A lesser DeathEater). Is this a fairly common British name or does it have some kind of hidden meaning?
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Which HP Lovecraft story features a private detective?

I wonder if you can help me out? I'm trying to recall, does any HP Lovecraft story actually feature a private detective/private eye (male or female) as the main protagonist? The answer should be ...
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Why is the Flash not super smart? [duplicate]

Assuming intelligence is defined by the speed a person can process/calculate information and combined with the fact that the Flash has to think really fast if he wants to control his speed, we can ...
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Has Slytherin or Gryffindor's portraits ever spoken on the events happening at Hogwarts?

TLDR: Has there ever been any canon speaking lines for Slytherin or Gryffindor's portraits? A bit of context: According to wikia, the canonicity of Harry Potter works is broken out into 3 tiers. ...
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Why do readers of Starship Troopers think Juan/Johnny is Filipino?

I have commonly heard that people think the lead is Filipino. I read Starship Troopers and recall the main character living in Buenos Aires before shipping out for military service. I recall later ...
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Is there a word for this type of character? [closed]

Over time, I've realized that my favorite characters, particularly in anime but also in other genres, are the ones that act goofy and weak but are actually among the strongest beings in their ...
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Who or what were Primus and Unicron?

The most iconic of Transformers questions ,at least in my opinion: Who is Primus? What was his purpose? Was he an Autobot? On the other hand, Who is Unicron? What was his purpose? Was he a ...
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Did The Lucky Charms Leprechaun always exist in the same universe as other General Mills characters?

In new Lucky Charms boxes, the Leprechaun is featured alongside the Trix rabbit and Chip the dog in several stories. This is the first time that I've ever seen this. If I recall correctly, in all ...
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Is Angus from Small gods really a small god?

In Pratchett's novel Small gods, there is this character, Angus. Because he saves St. Ungulant from the lion attack it is clear that he is not only fictional (as opposed to what we could think when ...
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What is the reason for the Autobots eyes are Blue, whereas, the Decepticons have Red?

In the G1 series, we can see there that the Autobots have blue eyes. While the Decepticons have red eyes. Even in the movies they apply the same concept. So what is the meaning of these colors?
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What happened to the Telvanni?

What happened to the Telvanni family? They don't seem to appear in games set in later timeframes, and I was wondering if they are still around somewhere. Please note that I'm not referring here to ...
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Did Arthur C Clarke portray any gay characters in his fiction?

Arthur C Clarke was gay. Did he portray any of his characters as gay (or otherwise LGBT)?
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Have any producers commented on what would be done with Chekov?

Certainly, it is very much unclear if there will ever be another Kelvin-timeline Star Trek movie. But the death of Anton Yelchin would leave a quandary for the character of Chekov in any such film. ...
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Is Tobho Mott really Qohorik?

Tobho Mott's name speaks for itself, it simply isn't Westerosi. From the man's own accounts, he spent his youth in Qohor. Ned sipped his wine and let the man go on. The Knight of Flowers ...
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Didn't these two characters from The Last Jedi already meet in The Force Awakens?

At the end of The Last Jedi, Poe introduces himself to Rey and it's strongly implied that this is the first time they have met, let alone talked to one another. However, in The Force Awakens, it ...
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How many genies are there in Disney's Aladdin canon?

I've only seen the two movies and little bits and pieces of the animated series and didn't spot any mention of an other genie. So, is Genie actually, THE Genie, one of his kind until fulfilling Jafar'...
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Prominent Irish and Welsh characters in the Harry Potter books

I was wondering if there are any prominent characters in the Harry Potter books whom we could claim, beyond a reasonable doubt, to be Irish or Welsh. I think Seamus is Irish (based on a recent ...
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From where in the UK do these Harry Potter characters come? [closed]

I've been trying to locate from where certain Harry Potter characters come from in Britain (as in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland), and have had limited success. Most of these characters ...
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What is the Three-eyed Crow true identity on the show?

Is the Three-eyed Crow identity on the show the same as on the books? As we know from the books, the Three-eyed Crow is actually I was puzzled by the absence of his distinctive physical features ...
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Who was reputed to be the best swordsman of all Westeros?

Who was reputed to be the best swordsman of all Westeros, if there is such person at all? I'm not interested on fan-made rankings, preferences or estimations, I'm talking about who, from an in ...
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Is that actually the White Witch in the Ritual Scene?

Spoilers if you haven't seen or read 'Prince Caspian'. So in Prince Caspian some evil guys: In the movie, I'm aware this doesn't exactly happen in the books. But my question is, is this actually ...
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Is Moira McTaggert in Last Stand same as in First Class?

In the X Men: Last Stand, Professor X shows a video of a patient while teaching his student, the doctor he mentioned was Dr. Moira McTaggert. In the X Men: First Class, Moira McTaggert is CIA worker. ...
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What species is Nardole?

Several times in the latest season of Doctor Who the character Nardole has stated that he isn't human. Is there any information on what species he is? I seem to remember that he might be some sort of ...
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Are the Primarchs and Emperor Astartes?

So I'm fairly sure in "Virtues of the son" It makes reference to Sanguinius having two hearts. I'm not sure though. I know that the Adeptus Astartes have been augmented and have two hearts. I know ...
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Does Ambrosius Aurelianus appear in Malory's version of King Arthur?

Ambrosius Aurelianus was a 5th century historical figure who defended Britain from Anglo-Saxon invaders. He plays a prominent role in the legends of King Arthur. He's often considered the elder ...
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Was the identity or species of Aurra Sing's father ever revealed?

In the Star Wars Legends novel "Legacy of the Force Book 3: Tempest", the bounty hunter Nashtah (later revealed to be Aurra Sing) describes her parents thusly: "My mother was human. My father was a ...
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Is there a relationship between the protagonists of the Deus Ex games?

In the original Deus Ex, the protagonist is named "JC Denton". In its sequel, set twenty years later, the protagonist is named "Alex D". In the latest two games (Human Revolution & Mankind Divided)...
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Why did Madame Jocasta Nu leave the Jedi Council?

According to this article on StarWars.com, Madame Jocasta Nu - Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives, played by Alethea McGrath in Attack of the Clones (rest in peace) - was once part of the Jedi ...
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What is the cause of Baron Harkonnen's pustules in 'Dune' (1984)?

In David Lynch's 1984 Dune film, the Baron Harkonnen's face is covered with pustules that his private physician attends to frequently. This concept was continued in the game Dune 2000, which based its ...
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Is Tresina Lobi a Chev or a Chevin?

The Jedi Tresina Lobi became a semi-major character during the later years of the Yuuzhan Vong story arc. During the first meeting of the new Jedi Council, she was described as having the standard ...
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What was Arthur Dayne talking about?

Arthur Dayne's famous last words are: "and now it begins". Ned Stark replies to this with: "No. Now it ends." What was Arthur referring to? What is the thing that is now beginning? I'm ...
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Is Amanda Waller actually fat or is she “Kingpin” fat?

Amanda Waller - leader of ARGUS and generally associated with The Suicide Squad teams - is consistently portrayed in both the comics and animated properties as a large, heavily obese woman. This ...
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How do you qualify to become a “Blue Ghost”?

In Episodes I~VII, we see several "Blue Ghosts" (I don't know the proper term, sorry!): Yoda Obi-wan Kenobi Anakin Skywalker Qui-Gon Jinn (I think) possibly others I can't remember How does someone ...
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Is the relationship between Dathomiri and Rancors still canon?

In the Legends canon, Rancors originated from the planet Dathomir, and the Dathomiri witches - as well as their evil counterparts the Nightsisters - had a symbiotic relationship with the beasts. The ...
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Is either Ghost Rider or Mortal Kombat's Scorpion a derivative of the other?

I have noticed a couple of similarities between Scorpion and Ghost Rider: They died and were "reborn" with additional powers They can expose their skulls They both use chains, though Scorpion's has a ...
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What evidence do we have about Rhaegar and Lyanna? [duplicate]

In Westeros it is popular belief that after taking a liking to Lyanna Stark, Prince Rhaegar kidnapped and raped her. However, the belief amongst fans seem to be that: I understand that this theory ...
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Is George RR Martin's character Tyrion connected or inspired from Kurt Vonnegut's character Newton Hoenikker?

Just started reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and found it interesting that Newton, the youngest of 3 children, of "one of the so-called 'fathers' of the first atomic bomb", Dr. Felix Hoenikker, ...
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How does the Citadel feel about Cersei's actions?

During the Game of Thrones Season Six finale Qyburn It can be inferred that Cersei asked him to do this as he personally does not seem overly happy about it. The Archmaesters of the Citadel elect ...
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What did Varys do to the Sorcerer?

Either right before or right after the battle of the Blackwater Varys tells Tyrion that a Sorcerer castrated him and used his genitals to perform a ritual. In S03E04 Varys reveals a man in a crate to ...
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Was Cormac McLaggen created due to criticism of the black and white nature of nice/nasty characters at Hogwarts

Cormac McLaggen was a bit of an idiot, rude and a bully, the first time we see these traits in a Gryffindor student. He also only appears (despite being an older student) in The Half-Blood Prince. Out ...
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How old are the human protagonists of the Bartimaeus series?

Bartimaeus himself, of course, has a several-thousand-year-long history of service to magicians on Earth, and an indefinite period spent in the Other Place before that. But what about the other two ...
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Why are so many female Marvel characters redheads?

Redheads only make up about 2 percent of the real-world population. Yet it feels like the percentage of (major) female Marvel characters with red hair is much higher--Natasha Romanov, Pepper Pots, ...
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In-universe, is Gesar the same person as the central Asian folk hero?

The head of the Moscow Night Watch in Sergei Lukyanenko's Watch series is named Gesar. When I asked about why the Russian name Гесер (Geser) is transliterated to English as Gesar, I learned about the ...
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Who is the “Motherless bastard” Petyr Baelish is talking about S06E10? [duplicate]

In the episode 6x10 of GOT, Littlefinger speaks with Sansa He talks about his dream and they talk about who should lead the North. There Littlefinger has a line: Who does he speak of? In the context ...
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As things stand, will House Stark go extinct?

According to the family tree in A World of Ice and Fire Ned Stark's children are in fact the only surviving Starks. And as of S06E09; In the Season Six Finale it is revealed that; This means that if ...
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Is Gesar a joker?

I was recently trying to come up with a short description of the character Gesar (or Boris Ignatievich), head of the Moscow Night Watch in Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch cycle: powerful, been ...
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Why didn't Jeor ever visit Bear Island?

We know from the fact that Benjen periodically visited Winterfell that the sons of high lords were allowed to visit their families. However, Jeor Mormont's home on Bear Island is (I think) a little ...
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Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that?

Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that? I thought he was the one who tried to kill Tris in Divergent and whose body they found after he fell off (...