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In the movie Constantine, what was the significance of the glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room?

There were a lot of glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room in the bowling alley. What does this mean? Obviously, Google brings up glass bottles in trees and catching spirits, etc. Is ...
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How long was Kal-El learning in the Fortress of Solitude?

I’m assuming the Christopher Reeve films from the '70s/'80s were not canon or very accurate to canon. However, in the first classic film, Superman: The Movie, we see that he spent approximately 12 ...
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Why didn't the blood match up with Wells in Season 1 Episode 13?

In "The Nuclear Man", Barry and Cisco find blood splatter on the wall of the old Allen home and it's tested against samples they have, including specifically against Professor Wells, as ...
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Who or what was controlling Batman when he painted this room yellow?

I recently came across this bizarre comic book page from All-Star Batman and Robin #9: (Bizarre because of the writing, not the yellow paint) Clearly that's not Batman, but I couldn't find a source ...
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In Batman Beyond episode Rebirth Part 2, did Bruce take a copy of the disc?

In the episode Rebirth Path 2 of Batman Beyond, after inspecting the disc on Bruce's computer, are we to believe that Bruce didn't take a copy of the disc before giving it back to Terry? Seems like an ...
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What is the strongest metal in the DC universe?

Vibranium/Adamantium are two of the most powerful metals in the Marvel universe. Similarly, what is the strongest metal in the DC universe? Answers from the comics, animated and live-action movies/...
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Why did Superman relinquish his powers before pursuing a sexual relationship with Lois?

In Superman II (1980), and I am guessing in some other sources, Superman relinquished his powers prior to engaging in sexual intercourse with Lois Lane. Why though? Was it because he couldn't have had ...
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What does the phrase "fully fueled, in gander" from the Superman story "City Under Siege" mean?

When I was a child, we had a LP record with four Superman stories. My favorite was "City Under Siege," about a group of terrorists who threaten Metropolis with a homemade nuclear weapon. (...
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Are there characters who "survive" the reboot events?

As far as I know, in the DC universe, at least three reboots have occurred. At first, there are infinite Earths. Then there are 52 universes. The old 52 becomes the new 52. It seems recently, after ...
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Does Superman too have a no kill rule?

So we all know Batman practices a No-Kill policy(he still kills in the movies tho), so does Superman too have a no killing rule? After all Superman is supposedly a sign of hope so it's just not right ...
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Episode of Wonder Woman (1975) with some crystals as a core part of the plot?

Around 1990, they were broadcasting Wonder Woman (1975) in my country, and I believe it was in this series where there was an episode revolving around some crystals. Perhaps they were alien crystals? ...
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Why is Starfire named after an herb?

The DC Comics superhero Starfire is a Tamaranian princess who joins the Teen Titans after escaping her home planet of Tamaran. The most baffling part of her origin story is her real name: Koriand'r. ...
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1980's DC Comic featuring Justice Society Anthology?

I'm trying to identify the first comic book I remember owning; It was a DC Comics comic, featuring the Justice Society of America, probably from (or reprinted in) the mid-1980's. It was a sort of ...
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Physics of Kryptonite -- atomic number, half life, etc.?

How deeply have the comic books gone into what sort of radiation Kryptonite emits, whether it decays, and its useful properties besides injuring Superman. I saw that its atomic number is 126, so it is ...
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Why did Super Friends change the Darkseid's "Boom Tube" to a "Stargage"?

As a kid, I started reading the original New Gods comics around the same time Darkseid first appeared on the Super Friends television cartoons. One of the peculiar differences I noticed between the ...
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What is the deconstructor in "Lego Batman 2" inspired by?

In the video game Lego Batman 2 there is a device called the deconstructor, a ray-gun powered by kryptonite that causes jet-black objects like Batman's equipment and vehicles to tear itself apart. Did ...
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How did this person become a metahuman?

The metahuman Cisco nicknamed DeathBolt wasn't in Central City when the Accelerator went boom- so how did he mutate/gain his powers? Was this ever explained?
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Are there any other planets like Mogo that have a Lantern ring?

I’m wondering if there’s another planet that has a certain Lantern ring, like Mogo does?
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In the DCAU continuity, when did Superman go rogue?

In the Justice League Unlimited episode 6 of season 1, titled Fearful Symmetry, when they reference that Superman went rogue before, when did this take place? Was it ever on screen? I've been ...
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Who is this Green Lantern member?

While reading Final Crisis #5, I noticed that one panel shows a Green Lantern who looks remarkably like the villain Doomsday. He has orange skin instead of grey, but otherwise they look fairly ...
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

She appears to be a childhood friend of Bruce and Harvey.
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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

I came across this video clip where Scarecrow and Joker have captured Batman and are going to interrogate him and Scarecrow takes his mask off: [Joker] WHAT!!? [Scarecrow] Bloody hell, it's ...
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Does Batman actually kill anyone in "The Batman"?

In The Batman (2022) we see Batman violently beating many people during the course of the movie. Though it's implied that he practises his no kill rule in this movie (when he stopped punching the ...
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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Batman as a child -- did he show any exceptional behavior before his parents' murder?

Obviously, their murder was responsible for Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, a very exceptional person. My question is, was the young Bruce Wayne shown to be, prior to this event, a child prodigy or was ...
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Superman or Superboy comic from before 1975: Flashback to Clark's college days and device that gave him increased brainpower

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I ran across an older relative's Superman comic collection (the guy who originally owned them was born in the 1940s, I think, so the story was probably from the 1950s or ...
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Was Commissioner Gordon ever a woman?

As it said on the title : As of 2022, was there ever a Jamie or a Jean Gordon in some variation on the main continuity ? I'm not talking about another woman being the commissioner (Renée Montoya), or ...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen? [closed]

Looking at Manchester Black's Wikipedia page, I see that via telekinesis he gave Superman a stroke. I assert that, while bathed by a yellow Sun, Superman could not suffer ill effects even from ...
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Does Vengeance have any comic history?

Spoiler Alert for those not having seen the film yet. In the 2022 film The Batman, Bruce Wayne is not yet known as Batman but introduces himself as Vengeance: The ...
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What are the limits to meeting your self in the past?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, it was said in one of the episodes (I can't remember or find the correct episode) by Rip that making contact with your younger self can jeopardize your entire existence. ...
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What are the inhabitants of OA?

Are there only a few Guardians and 3600 green lanterns living on OA? I remember that OA is almost fully industrialized on its planet's surface with countless high-tech buildings. A planet like this ...
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Where is the temporal zone located of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the place which seems to be the 'neutral' place of time is where the legends tend to set the Waverider in when they are not somewhere on a mission. Where is this located ...
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Does Gideon have cameras to see what goes on in DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In Season 3 Episode 7 of Legends of Tomorrow somebody steals Jefferson Jackson's pecan pie from the fridge, and he asked Gideon who on the ship the thief was. This got me thinking and remembering that ...
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Why did Eobard Thawne will his properties to Barry Allen?

As the title says, why did Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse Flash) will his properties to Barry Allen, despite Allen being the arch nemesis of Reverse Flash...?
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What happened to Chay-Ara at the end of season 1 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

At the end of season one after defeating Vandal Savage we never really heard from Chay-Ara anymore. In season two, she ended up just being gone. What happened to her or where did she go?
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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How is Lobo able to regenerate the way he does?

The character Lobo seems to have incredible regenerative abilities- from at least one comic and his appearance on an episode of the second season of Krypton, he was able to reconstitute himself after ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Frank Miller Batman and the better-known Batman with the no-killing rule?

I grew up with the belief that Batman is famous for his “no-killing rule”. However, recently I have just found out that there is a version known as Frank Miller Batman who did kill a lot of people. ...
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Healing vial used by Batman

Near the end of the movie The Batman and while fighting with some villains. It is not addressed in the movie, but what do we know from comics about it?
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Justice Leaguer with a cowboy motif

I saw this guy in the opening of an episode of Justice League: Unlimited. He was a muscular guy who wore a white cowboy hat, a red bandana over his face like a mask, a blue shirt and carried what ...
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Which parts of Cyborg are under the control of his defense system?

In the Justice League (2017) Cyborg and the other members meet Superman who doesn't recognize them. Then Cyborg says something and his arm starts to move on its own automatically, trying to fire at ...
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Was there ever a Kryptonian Green Lantern?

The Green Lantern Corps has members from species on planets throughout the universe. At any point was someone from Krypton part of their number?
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Is it canon that Superman became stronger than Zod because he spent more time exposed to our yellow sun?

Many posts on different websites mention that Superman became stronger than Zod because he spent more time exposed to our yellow sun. Is general Zod more powerful than Superman - Quora How is Superman ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

We are familiar with the Bat Signal, a searchlight with a bat template, projecting a bat onto the clouds to summon Batman. Has Robin (or anyone!) ever been honoured with their own signal? Specifically ...
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Which characters can enter the mirror realm on their own?

In the DC universe which characters can enter the mirror world/realm of the Mirror master on their own? Other than the Mirror master which other superheroes or villains can enter his world using their ...
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Who is this character in Injustice, and how is she able to do this?

In the DC animated movie Injustice a superhero catches the Mirror Master from the mirror world. Who is this character, and how is she able to enter the mirror world i.e. which of her powers helps her ...
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Who are these villains in the Injustice movie?

In the DC animated movie when Wonder woman goes to catch Mirror Master she goes to a bar "The World's End" where so many villains were present. Who are these villains shown in the pictures ...
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If a Green Lantern thinks of a shield of Supermanium, will his construct be as strong as his will, or will it be as strong as the original metal?

According to the DC Wiki page for Supermanium: Supermanium is apparently the hardest metal in the known universe; it is practically as indestructible as the Superman himself. And according to the DC ...
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Does the speed of Green Lanterns depend on their willpower, or do they have a top speed they can fly?

According to the Green Lantern wikia, A Green Lantern can create any particular items or construct that they can imagine as long as they have the willpower necessary to will it into existence. The ...
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How did Wonder Woman get Carter's mace back?

In Dark Nights: Metal #5 Batman Who Laughs shoots Wonder Woman with an eighth metal bullet, takes the ninth metal mace, part of the ninth metal they were after, and teleports away leaving Wonder Woman ...
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