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Did Sic Mundus exist in some form in the Original World?

In the third season of Dark, we learn that Earlier on this very same season however, we also learn that Sic Mundus was actually established in the 19th century under a similar premise and by an ...
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How can the Nielsen family exist in Eve's World?

In Dark season 3 we learn that: Since the Nielsen family stems from Agnes Nielsen, and since we also learn that: Given the above, how is it possible for the Nielsen family (and Noah for that matter) ...
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Why did the Unknown kill so many people?

In the 3rd season of Dark, the character of the Unknown is introduced. At first, every time he appears, he usually appears as three copies of himself - a boy, a middle-aged man, and an old man -, ...
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How come Agnes chose 'Nielsen' as her surname?

Spoilers for season 3 of the German Netflix series 'DarK' In S03, Agnes' parents are revealed to be Bartosz and Silja. The most possible surname that Agnes could have gotten was Tiedemann, her father'...
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Was Silja Tiedemann aware of her eventual fate when Adam sent her to 1890s?

In German Netflix series Dark, Silja Tiedemann is the Under Adam's orders in 2053, she travels back in time to the 1890s, where she meets and then marries Bartosz Tiedemann. It's obvious that Adam ...
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What purpose did "the chair" fulfill?

Major spoilers ahead. The website https://www.dark.netflix.io/ implies that the chair was a prototype of "the machine". But to me that does not make much sense. The Chair was mainly build by ...
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Why did Sic Mundus not use the machines?

Major spoilers ahead. The members of Sic Mundus arrive in 1888 with the machine. They run out of fuel and try to find a way home. Later alt Martha arrives, giving them the needed fuel. But instead of ...
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What is the exact timeline of "the machine" and its plans, and is there more than one?

Minor spoilers ahead. I know about this page. It has a (hi)story of "the machine". But it leaves out some details and is not straight forward. I have the impression that there are some "...
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What "cycles" is everybody talking about?

Minor spoilers ahead. Throughout the series multiple characters are refering to "cycles", "the next cycle", "all pieces are placed for the next cycle", "the next ...
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Is there a definitive family tree?

On the official website for Dark, there's an interactive family tree, which shows the family tree based on which episodes you have seen. I read somewhere there is a family tree that shows the full ...
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After the finale of Dark, does Winden still have a nuclear power plant?

In Dark, we see The Unknown force the mayor of Winden to sign a building permit for the nuclear power plant. After the finale, so he can't have done that. Does Winden still have a nuclear reactor?
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Who is Regina's father?

In one of the final episodes of Dark, we see Claudia and Tronte talk about Regina, Tronte confessing that he wondered if he was her father, with Claudia telling him he's not. The familiy tree on ...
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Why did Jonas' gun jam?

In Dark season 3, episode 7 Jonas tries to In both cases it doesn't work: the gun jams several times although it works perfectly well afterwards. I understand the concept of determinism but I ...
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Is the other Magnus supposed to be straight edge?

From what we see of the other Magnus' room, we can see he's into punk (flyers, texts on the wall). He also has quite a number of tattoos. He also has a prominent black X on the back of his left hand. ...
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Why does Martha's son have a cleft lip?

The son of Martha and Jonas, whose name does not seem to be given in the series, has what appears to be a mild cleft lip. However, I have been able to confirm that at least two of the actors, who ...
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Does the Unknown have a name?

In the Netflix subtitles and the fan wikis alike, Martha's son is referred to as Unknown (in the latter, the Unknown). However, one imagines that he has a name. For Martha not to have given him one ...
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How come Noah has a different surname?

Spoilers for season 3 of the German Netflix series 'DarK' The real name of the character 'Noah' is revealed to be 'Hanno Tauber'. However, in season 3, we get to learn that he is the son of Then how ...
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Has old Claudia observed several different cycles?

[SPOILERS FOR DARK SEASON 3 EPISODE 8] After (re)watching Claudia and Adam's conversation, one part of it seems confusing to me. Claudia claims that there had been infinite cycles (= time loops), and ...
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Why the name "Dark"?

The German TV show Dark obviously has a certain name. But why was this name chosen? Typically, the name of a series has a connection with its main plot point. Obviously, the cave that contains the ...
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Are the railway tracks in the forest seen in use?

One of the locations in the forest around Winden is a railway track in the forest. It runs through a slight depression and under an overpass, and must be in the vicinity of the cave entrance. The (...
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Are all versions of Jonas part of the same loop?

In the season 2 finale of Dark (Netflix), there are two versions of Jonas from the future: the young Jonas and the older Jonas (also known as Stranger). After seeing the episode, it seems to me, that ...
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What is the state of the wider world in 2052?

In the future, Winden has suffered some kind of cataclysmic accident, referred the apocalypse, which has partially destroyed a number of buildings and killed those inhabitants who weren't in some ...
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What do Claudia and Adam really want?

On the TV show Dark, Claudia and Adam seem to be on opposite sides of the conflict to control time travel, or whatever it is. However, it's unclear what they are actually aiming for, despite their ...
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