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Why isn't The Flash unstoppable?

I've recently gotten into The Flash TV show, and so I've been reading about his powers. What I don't understand is why his typical rogues pose a threat - it seems like there should be very little ...
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Does The Flash age?

In The Flash, we see that Barry exists in the future- Reverse Flash comes back through time because of their conflict in the future. So clearly he exists there. But as far as I can recall they never ...
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How do the Amazons of Themyscira know English?

It would seem that they cut themselves off from civilization and it's considered a Greek island. How would they even know what English is?
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How is Eobard Thawne still alive?

I am still trying to figure out how Eobard Thawne is still alive. As seen in season one of The Flash, to stop Thawne from going back to his time. But how does Eobard Thawne come back?
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Why is Zoom sending metahumans to kill the Flash?

Zoom wants the Flash's speed, so he needs to catch the Flash and rip his speed. But, as was implied in many episodes he cannot steal someone's speed if they are dead. So why is Zoom sending ...
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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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What prompted the change in Anissa's personality?

In the third season, Anissa is helping some metahumans escape from the military regime in Freeland. She's made a deal to shelter them with some of the Perdi, who have a farm and whom she had ...
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Plastic Man peeping on Wonder Woman?

I read that Plastic Man once sneaked into Wonder Woman's room and watched her undress and from that point on the two don't work together often. Can someone tell me the name of the comic book/series?
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“Injustice - Gods Among Us - Year Six” release date?

I've just read Injustice - Gods Among Us - Year Five. Last chapter(№ 40) ended up with.. (spoiler) So, whats next? It doesn't look like the end. Is there a Year 6? If so, then when?
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Do Kryptonians breathe?

In the old Superman movies with Christopher Reeve and in Superman Returns, Krypton is portrayed as a planet with not much of an atmosphere on whose surface the Kryptonians obviously live in a very ...
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What time period is “Batman: The Animated Series” set in?

I've been re-watching "Batman: The Animated Series" (still as awesome as ever!) and I'm confused on what time period it's set in. The cars, buildings, and clothing imply that it's mid-twentieth ...
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When did Batman become considered the most intelligent being?

In DC, who/what is the most intelligent being has been discussed a lot in comics, series, etc. But I remember Lex Luthor being the top one always. However, in DCeased, this status has changed; even ...
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What was the inspiration for Dr. Manhattan's “time travel” abilities?

In Watchmen and most of its adaptations, Doctor Manhattan has the power to experience all of his life simultaneously. He can be at the formation of the Crimebusters and at his breakup with Silk ...
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When has Wonder Woman died?

I know Wonder Woman has died in canon before, but in which issue did this happen?
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What is the context for this panel of Captain Marvel(Shazam) and a vibrating mechanical horse?

So, I ran into this panel on a search some months ago, and got curious about the context. So I tried a Google search. Big mistake. There exist a completely different assortment of Marvel vibrators ...
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What Superman story was it where Lois Lane had to breathe liquids?

Way back in the 1960's I regularly got DC comics and in particular Superman. There was one story where I can only recall a few squares of the comic strip. For some reason something had been done to ...
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Superman comic story where he wears a different costume and has an actor pretend to be him

I vaguely remember this Superman story. It involves Superman being in disguise in a different costume with a helmet I think... while an actor pretending to be Superman wears a ring that allows him to ...
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Is New 52 Wonder Woman bullet-proof?

Are there any instances of regular bullets piercing Wonder Woman's skin in specifically the New 52 (post-Flashpoint) continuity?
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Spinoff / Alternate Universe of DC Comics involving mother earth rising up?

I'm looking for a spinoff/alternate universe version of DC comics. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that the big Justice League members (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) are all dead. ...
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Is the Superman/Aliens crossover canon to Post-Crisis DC comics continuity?

In 1995, DC Comics collaborated with Dark Horse Comics to produce the first, three-part Superman/Aliens crossover, scripted and penciled by long-time Superman comics writer, Dan Jurgens. Are the ...
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When was the last time Superman's 'electro-chemical aura' was mentioned in comics?

When John Byrne started writing Superman comics after the continuity reboot in 1986, he established that Clark's body was surrounded by an invisible 'electro-chemical aura', which prevented any fabric ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman's first encounter with Bane goes rather badly. In short, Batman gets utterly destroyed, and does no apparent damage to Bane. Later, they meet again, and Batman ...
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Where does Wonder Woman conceal her bracelets when she's dressed as Diana Prince?

A recent question about how Diana quickly transitioned from her civilian attire to her Wonder Woman costume, in a scene from Wonder Woman 1984, got me thinking about this. It appears that she wore the ...
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How does Diana change into her Wonder Woman constume so quickly?

In Wonder Woman 1984, there is a car chase scene where Diana and Steve Trevor are trailing several military vehicles. At the beginning of the chase Diana is in her "street clothes". Things ...
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Why does only one character get electrocuted in this scene in Wonder Woman 1984?

In the movie, towards the end Why doesn't Wonder Woman get electrocuted as well ?
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What is this paper receipt found in the box for in WW84?

Diana goes to find the dream stone back at the museum, she discovers the following piece of paper receipt which mentions the name of Max Lord and mentions "PAID". What is this paper receipt ...
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Does this character lose powers at the end of Wonder Woman 1984?

Towards the end movie, we find Does this scene indicate she has lost all her powers or only the powers obtained during the second half of the movie ?
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At the end of Wonder Woman 1984, what is the status of the MacGuffin?

At the end of Wonder Woman 1984 Given that and is it possible that
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Does Wonder Woman Age?

The Young Justice lists Wonder Woman's age as being 85 years since she was molded out of clay. Does Wonder Woman age at all, at a reduced rate, or will she live forever? Is this lack of aging ...
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Is Wonder Woman also a speedster just like the Flash and Superman?

In this video from Justice League (2017), you can see that Wonder Woman saw bullets in slow motion before dodging them. I have seen her stopping bullets, lasers, etc. on her bracelets before (e.g. ...
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Did Tom Welling ever actually wear the Superman suit on camera?

In Smallville one of the key tenets of the story is that the story is of Clark Kent before he was Superman, so during the entire show, he never flies and never wears his iconic costume. This is summed ...
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Do Superman and Dr. Occult team up again after Superman Annual #7?

One of my favorite Superman books is Superman Annual #7, where he teams up with Dr. Occult. I enjoyed that team up a lot. Do the two characters meet again in other books?
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Why are there different versions of this character?

In The Flash Season 2 Episode 18 we found out that we also know about his past Then we find out that So why are there multiple versions of
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In Batman, how did Riddler get two last names?

I've been trying to look for how he got the two last names of Nygma/Nigma and Nashton but I haven't been able to find it. Was one his original birth name and the other was his changed legal name? Is ...
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Why does Superman put one or both arms up when he flies?

When Superman flies his typical position is either one arm, or both out in front of him (either flat palm or fist closed). There are occasions where he does fly with his arms at his sides (usually ...
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Even with his powers, doesn't Superman train and work out?

Part of the reason Superman doesn't always get the respect he deserves is because people find he is both "over powered", and thus things are never a challenge for him, and that he has things ...
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What does Gideon say Barry Allen is the founding member of?

When Barry, Cisco, and Caitlin first finds Gideon, she tells them about Barry saying "Founding member of..." but is interrupted by Barry. What exactly will Barry be the founding member of?
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What are the rules of time travel in Legends of Tomorrow?

Despite being part of the arrowverse, The Legends of Tomorrow seem to operate under different rules of time travel and what can or can not be changed without massively altering the timeline. Still, ...
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Does the Lasso of Truth compel one to speak the truth or what one “believes” to be the truth?

From this answer, ... the lasso compelled obedience on anyone who was bound by it and telling the truth was a side effect ... However, in several on-screen appearances (animated or otherwise) of ...
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What earth are the various DC animated shows set in?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is Earth-199999, making it an actual universe within the Marvel multiverse. However, what earth do the various DC animated shows take place on. The shows I am referring ...
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Superman 'Imaginary Story' Late '50s - Early '60's

Superman has somehow (red kryptonite, maybe?) lost his powers and is an ordinary mortal, but doesn't want anybody to know it. He is shot in the stomach (just by who, I don't remember) but somehow ...
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What is the purpose of ballistics tests in The Dark Knight?

In The Dark Knight, Batman removes a section a brick wall that contains a bullet. He takes it back to run some ballistics tests. What are the reasons for the series of tests run here? Is the bullet ...
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Was Stan Lee in the second diner scene in the movie Superman 2?

I have wondered for a long time if Stan Lee made a cameo appearance in the 1980 movie Superman 2. I believe that he is in the second diner scene of the movie and is the truck driver who is wearing ...
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Was this character the only person in Batman: TAS to discover Batman's secret identity?

In the Mask of the Phantasm film, Would this make them the first, possibly only, character in Batman: TAS to divine Batman's identity without Batman confiding in them? Edit: Upon further ...
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Why did Superman let the bomb explode in Batman v Superman?

Something has bothered me about the scene from BvS where the bomb goes off during the Congressional hearing: why did Superman let it go off where it was? I am not talking about his answer in the next ...
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On what grounds was Hugo Strange able to have Bruce Wayne arrested in Arkham City?

This always kind of confused me, as i don't recall a reason being given for what Bruce was locked up for in Batman: Arkham City? The only thing shown is him trying to urge Gotham to have Arkham City ...
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Who’s the child with the soldiers in “Man of Steel”?

In the scene where Clark surrenders to the Kryptonians, among the soldiers behind him is a child in military armour. Does anyone know who that is?
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Has Batman himself ever taken seriously the idea that he indirectly causes Gotham to have more supervillains?

So there's a classic argument that Batman's style of vigilantism actually makes Gotham less safe and more crime-ridden, because it indirectly encourages the city's scum to become "super-criminals" ...
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Does Superman need to eat?

I see related questions such as: Does Superman need to breathe? and Bruce Banner needs to eat, but does the Hulk? But does Superman need to eat? And if so, what happens if he doesn't?

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