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In-universe, is Aslan actually Jesus?

In the Narnia series, the character of Aslan bears many similarities to Jesus Christ: worshipped as a god but only the son of a much greater god (the Emperor-over-the-Sea) sacrificed for the sake of ...
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Harry Potter characters with alliterative names?

Lots and lots of characters in the Harry Potter books have alliterative names (Severus Snape, Peter Pettigrew, Godric Gryffindor, Stan Shunpike, to name but a few). Is there a complete list of such ...
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Did Tolkien create any characters based on people he knew?

Tolkien had a lot of influence from religion, mythology and geography as mentioned here to create what seems like an entire literary universe. It's also not uncommon for authors to be influenced by ...
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What was the general contemporary reaction to Wesley Crusher as a character?

I know that I hate Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is by far the most annoying character in my opinion. I've also heard from others that he wasn't very well liked. The Memory ...
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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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Role and significance of Molly Grue

In Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn, I find the character of Molly Grue is something of a cipher. She seems to serve as a councilor and all-around wisewoman, but never seems to take an active role in ...
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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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James Potter vs. Severus Snape - any official word?

Harry Potter grew up almost hero-worshipping his father, and with a strong dislike of Snape based on Snape's resentment of him as well as some knowledge of Snape's rivalry with Harry's father while ...
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When did Hermione realise her feelings for Ron?

As a converse to this question, what's the first clear evidence in the Harry Potter books of Hermione knowing/realising she was romantically attracted to Ron? I'm guessing it's after the Yule Ball ...
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Which character in Star Trek has been played by the most actors?

Some recurring characters have been played by different actors in different films or episodes. Many main cast members have been portrayed by different actors due to flashbacks, and [(mumble) insert (...
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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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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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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...
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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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Which DC characters have alliterative names?

Many characters in DC have alliterative names, such as Billy Batson, Lex Luthor. and Wally West. Is there a complete list of DC characters whose first and last names begin with the same letter? Yes, ...
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What actor has portrayed the most comic book/science fiction superhero characters with some sort of special abilty and/or capabilities?

The following question asks about the actor that has appeared in the most comic book movies: Stack Exchange question: Actor with the most comic-book movie roles? I'd like to know, which actor has ...