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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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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

Since it has been established that Professor X has been shown to use his telepathic/telekinetic powers to mentally halt people in their tracks in both comics and the movies - see here for that - my ...
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Why did the bank manager keep the grenade in his mouth?

As you can see from the original video, the bank manager could see clearly that the string of the grenade was attached to The Joker and I'm struggling to understand why he kept it in his mouth. There ...
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Does the Spectre have powers to create things?

Sort of Related to this question Why doesn't the Spectre beat everything? Does the Spectre have powers to create things like change his surroundings around him like for example change a volcano ...
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Did Superman Ever Meet His Parents or See What Krypton was Really Like?

I know that Kara and Jor-El died when Krypton blew up, but in at least one version of Superman (the movie, Superman, from the 1970s or early 1980s), Superman did manage a form of time travel. Did ...
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When was the first time Batman disappeared at the end of a conversation?

Batman has a habit of talking to someone like Commissioner Gordon, then disappearing when their back is turned. When was the very first time that Batman did this, either in the comics or some other ...
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Why does Green Lantern call Supergirl “Shayera”?

In S01E01 of Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, John Stewart, is wounded while on a mission with three other members - Green Arrow, Captain Atom, and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Believing Stewart ...
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In Flashpoint, how does Barry vanish before his mom could be killed?

Look here for the video reference. In the Flashpoint, at the beginning of season 3 of The Flash, Barry Allen lets Eobard Thawne to go back to the fateful night and kill Barry's mom. Ok, here is the ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Wally West Travel?

What is the fastest that we have Wally West travel in any continuity? I'm not interested in characters talking about potentially how fast they could travel. I'm only interested in them actually ...
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What Is The Fastest That We Have Seen Bart Allen Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Bart Allen travel in any continuity? It doesn't matter if it is when he was Impulse, Kid Flash or The Flash. I'm interested in the issue number and page (image ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Jay Garrick Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Jay Garrick travel in any continuity? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he actually travels at his top speed rather than a ...
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Can the Flash run faster than light?

While trying to find out who was faster, Superman or the Flash (the answer is the Flash), I found out that the Flash can travel back and forth through time on occasion. Does that mean that the Flash ...
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Why do some speedsters have glowing red eyes?

It is shown that the eyes of Nora West-Allen the daughter of Barry and Iris in The Flash, season 5 episodes 19 & 20, glow red. It is also seen that the Reverse Flash has glowing red eyes. We know ...
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How can Jor-El represent entire Kryptonian culture?

In few episodes back in Krypton TV series, Brainiac How does Jor-El represent Kryptonian culture? Superman is also an El, for example. But, he fully represents Earth culturally and you can't find any ...
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Constantine and “suicide == no Catholic burial”

As one might recall from Constantine, a plot point was that Isabel Dodson was a suicide and thus barred from a Catholic burial, condemned to Hell, et cetera. After some cursory research I found this ...
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Was Everyman using super powers he doesn't have?

When I was watching the The Flash episode, The Trap (S01E20), I noticed this one strange thing: But earlier in this series, it was mentioned that he does not gain the power from the metahuman he ...
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Did Emiko have a hand in the Queen's Gambit sinking?

A recent episode of Arrow ended with a flashback- Emiko is watching the news as it reports the yacht Queen's Gambit lost in a storm; shortly afterward she is seen burning some paper blueprints of the ...
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When did Barry learn to do this?

Since the latest episode of The Flash just aired, the question and title are full of spoilers. Read at your own risk. When did he learn he could do something like this? What gave him the ...
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Does Batman use makeup or UV sunblock?

Prompted by this meme: I don't think it would work. I'm pretty sure Batman uses makeup and/or protection for his exposed skin that would block UV/radiation, the likes. However, I can't pinpoint a ...
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Does Batman use Linux?

While reading a Windows 8.1 tips & tricks blog, I came across this conversation in the comment section where they were joking about the possibility of Linux being Batcomputer's choice of OS. Could ...
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Why did Barry in Flashpoint (s3e1) release his captive?

Barry was going to accept losing his memories about the original timeline, but he changed his decision when the Kid Flash was injured and then released Thawne. Why wasn't his mom's life more important ...
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Different ending(s) to Constantine the movie?

When the movie Constantine came out I thought I'd seen a version where in the end Gabriel got her wings back, emerging from the pool while smiling. As if the whole plot was to get John to the 'good' ...
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How exactly does the world-hell transition work in Constantine?

John Constantine explains that water acts as some sort of lubricant to facilitate the transition into the hell dimension. However, I don't see how exactly this works. In particular the film left open ...
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Has anyone attempted making a ring that combined Will and Fear?

In Green Lantern they make two rings: one for the yellow power of fear, and one for the green power of will. Has anyone in the Green Lantern setting attempted to make a single ring that combined the ...
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What storyline do the characters in “The Death and Return of Superman” game follow?

This was a SNES game from the late 90s, where you get to play as several different Supermen. Superman Superboy Man of Steel The Eradicator Cyborg Superman Superman in Black Was this game following ...
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Is Doctor Fate's belt a magical item like the Helm of Nabu or the Cloak of Destiny?

I know that the main items associated with the Dr. Fate are the Helm of Nabu, the Cloak of Destiny and the Amulet of Anubis. In many representations of Dr. Fate he has a peculiar belt. Is this a ...
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Is Doctor Fate a medical doctor?

Kent Nelson is known as Doctor Fate. Is he really a medical doctor like Dr. Strange or does he hold another PhD title?
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How does the Helmet of Fate work?

I have heard two basic theories on how the Helmet of Fate operates: Once Kent Nelson (or one of the other versions of Doctor Fate) puts on the helmet, he is granted the ability to wield magic along ...
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Why did Supergirl kiss Nightwing in this panel?

This is likely a scan from after 2005 (given Supergirl's outfit), but I don't know if it was from an Outsiders comic, Teen Titans or some other story. If anyone has any idea, I would be curious as to ...
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What language is Raven using for her attack in the new 52?

In the New 52 (Teen Titans #6, 2015) when Raven cast a spell, she uses some strange language, but I can't find out what this language means.
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How does Teen Titans fit in with the Young Justice continuity?

Specifically, I am curious about Dick Grayson, as he's the Robin in both shows. The interesting part is thus: Cyborg and Raven from the Teen Titans are both founding members of The Justice League, and ...
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How was Bruce Wayne able to reclaim control of Wayne Enterprises in Batman Begins?

In Batman Begins, after Bruce Wayne's extended absence, we learn that Wayne Enterprises has had him declared dead, and that all of his assets have been transferred to Alfred as per his will. We also ...
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Do all of the Shazams have all of the powers?

When Billy's siblings get powers, each focuses on a different power. Do they each only get one, do they get some, or do they get all of the powers?
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What is the significance of different color suits in “Shazam!”?

When Billy Batson makes all his foster friends Shazam (gives them the power of Shazam) they have different color suits: L-R: Pedro Peña (green), Darla Dudley (violet), Eugene Choi (grey), Billy ...
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What dead superheroes were on Earth-90?

The Arrowverse's "Elseworlds" crossover begins on Earth-90, the Earth that features the Flash from the '90s television show The Flash as a hero. A multitude of heroes appear to be dead, killed by the ...
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How do we know these are parademons?

In Batman v. Superman, Bruce Wayne has a crazy dream sequence out in the desert where he fights a bunch of soldiers. There are flying bat-like monsters in the dream. I've seen a number of questions ...
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What's the first appearance of DC's Red Tool?

My lady is recently a Harley Quinn fan, and she has been telling me about one of her favourite characters in the Harley rebirth series she is reading, Red Tool. I wanted to get her a copy of his first ...
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Why weren't there two Barry Allens in Flashpoint Season 3?

In Flash season 3 episode 1, Barry has gone back in time- again- and stopped Eobard Thawne from killing his mother. We hear during the show that he was there for three months, so presumably from there,...
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What would Shazam’s wand have done with Sivana?

In Shazam (2019) if Sivana’s plan had succeeded and he had gotten What would have happened? Or ?
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How Was the Batcave Built in Secret?

The batcave, in any version of Batman, is large. Plus there's the batmobile, which required special construction, plus the batcomputer and numerous other batwidgets. How did a good sized batcave get ...
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Is Jack-O-Lantern part of the DC Universe, or the Marvel Universe?

I was reading the entire comic book series of Venomverse (i.e. #1-5) which is literally the introduction of an entire Venom Universe and a Venom clan known as The Resistance. In the first few pages ...
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What happens when adult Billy Batson says “Shazam”?

Billy Batson is a kid who transforms into a superpowered adult when he says "Shazam". But when he grows up, does saying "Shazam" just give him the suit and powers or does it make him look any ...
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Superman comic which had a drawing style of the Animated Series

I've seen some comics where the style of drawing was like in the cartoon TV series (The Superman Animated Series). What was the name of those comics (for example, Action Comics or The Adventures of ...
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Why did Shazam break this object?

In Shazam (2019) we see Shazam break Why did he do so? Doesn’t this have dire consequences for future generations in terms of replacements?
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Is this an inconsistency between Aquaman and Justice League?

In the Aquaman movie, Mera told Aquaman that he helped save the world from Steppenwolf. It means that main events of Aquaman happened after the events of Justice League. In Aquaman, we also learned ...
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Comic where multiple Supergirls flew in a line

A few years ago, I read a DC comic that had a multiverse in it and there was a scene that had a whole bunch (four or five) of Supergirls flying in a line formation like the jets at the beginning of ...
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When did all the people become vampires?

In the new I, Vampire, the main character is shown a city amassed with vampires. When did this occur and how did no other superheroes notice a swarm of supernatural creatures encompass an entire city ...
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Can we establish how fast the Flash is moving in “Enter Flashtime”?

In the Season 4 Episode 15 Barry very likely "runs" the fastest so far in the TV series. Basically half the episode plays while a While Barry doesn't move as far as calculated here, he moves half the ...
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Why does the Batman “crack his knuckles” in “Batman: Arkham Origins”?

Wouldn't cracking his knuckles be futile through his thick glove armor and in what way, if at all, would it help Batman in delivering a beatdown? I believe it would hinder his grappling efficiency and ...