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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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1970s team-up comic in which Superman nonchalantly kills a sentient brain?

Pre-Crisis, late 70s. (Or maybe early 70s since, in Brazil, translated comics from the USA tended to be released with a big delay.) The main antagonist of the story was Sinestro. He was more powerful ...
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Can the Flash run or walk on water?

Can the Flash run or walk on water? The reason I ask is because no matter how fast he can move, he needs something to push against. I am assuming that he can, as hitting water at great speeds gives it ...
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How can Flash control where he time travels?

Both in the various comic book series and the 2014 TV Show, we have seen The Flash running so fast that he travels through time. How can he control the exact date and time he wants to arrive, when he ...
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Why did future Barry ask the present Barry not to save his mom?

When the present Barry went back in time to save his mom, the Barry from the future (the one fighting Eobard Thawne) tells the present Flash not to save his mom. Why so? Is this because he had seen ...
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Can the Flash run fast enough to escape a black hole?

In this question, the answer explores the calculated and proposed speeds that the flash can run/jog at. In this question, it was determined the Flash could run faster than the speed of light. To me ...
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Can a speedster move fast enough in a room to be unnoticed by people in it?

In Invincible (The Flash 2014 S02E22), Caitlin hallucinates Zoom appearing in front of her. I think it is a hallucination, but I wonder: Can a speedster move fast enough that they can remain unnoticed ...
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How can the Flash dodge a bullet but not a punch?

When the Flash faces off against Danton Black, he's hit several times throughout the episode by Danton's fists. Yet, in many other episodes, when shot at, he can dodge bullets and react in time as if ...
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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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Is Zeus alive in the new DC film continuity?

I don't know much about the Wonder Woman franchise so please bear with me. Also to clarify I'm specifically interested in the universe depicted in the 2017 Wonder Woman film staring Gal Gadot. Based ...
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Information/Device For Gaining Superpowers In Gotham City Public Library

From reading comics, I know that Gotham City has a public library in many continuities. Batman also fights villains there a decent number of times since the library first appeared in Detective Comics #...
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Publicly Available Ways To Learn Magic In The DC Universe

I have read in a DC comic about John Constantine where the superhero says that ultimate secret of magic is that anybody can do it. However, I don't believe I have ever read a DC comic that reveals any ...
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Has Superman ever revealed his weakness to magic to the public?

My question is has there ever been a comic where Superman tells the public about his weakness/vulnerability to magic, and if he has, what comic issue is it? I have looked through some old Silver Age ...
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What Marx Bros. production does Manhunter watch in “New Frontier”?

In DC's New Frontier, J'onn watches the Marx Brothers on TV. Is it an actual movie or show, and if so, what's the name? I'm trying to match the quote (specifically, who's speaking to Groucho), but ...
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Has Joker ever mentioned…Star Wars?

Yes, you've read it right. Star Wars. Why would I ask such ridiculous question? Well, the answer lies in the voice behind Joker in the animated series and most of Batman games, who is no other than ...
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Does Batman have a spacesuit?

Batman has different types of suits and various gadgets for his fights. But does he have a spacesuit for surviving in space? If so, in which edition is the use of a spacesuit by Batman shown in DC ...
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How is Ozymandias so strong?

In the 2009 adaptation of Watchmen, Rorschach narrates about Adrian Veidt: I cannot imagine a more dangerous opponent. Used to joke he was fast enough to catch a bullet. He could kill us both alone ...
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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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In The Dark Knight, how did the Joker get and set up all the oil drums without being found out?

How did the Joker buy (or steal) and move all the oil drums to the warehouses where he tied up Dent and Rachael without it raising any red flags?
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Why did Batman design Robin's suit with only the underwear without pants?

I mean, Batman's Batsuit has his underwear on the outside, but why didn't he give Robin some pants for his costume?
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Which of the ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie have appeared in other Batman canon?

There's a whole bunch of ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie. Among them is The Bat-shuttle, Robin's Jetski, the Bat-Sub, and the Bat-Kayak. (I cannot find a full list online. Not all the ...
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Has Batman ever unintentionally/accidentally killed someone?

Batman is known for his "code" of not killing as he never wants to cross that line. Although he is completely okay with killing mindless aliens (in the comics, animated series and movies as well), he ...
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Is there any known ranking of the most powerful telepaths/psionics/ psychics in the DC universe?

I recently came across a comic panel noting Jonn Jonezz, the Martial Manhunter, as "one of the most powerful telepathic minds on the planet", which falls in line with most data; Jonn has ...
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How did the Watchmen get their kung fu skills?

The masked superheroes in the world of the Watchmen are very (very) good at fighting. The Silk Spectre is, for example, more than a match for a large group of prisoners armed with crude weapons. ...
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Does Wonder woman celebrate…or even HAVE…a Birthday?

That's just about it. Considering she was literally made out of clay, she wasn't "technically" born, so... there's that. However, the amazons may celebrate the day she came to them. Since ...
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Did the five Robins ever meet each other in the comics?

I saw on Google that Batman has had five different Robins in the comics, who had all left for their own reasons. Have they ever meet each other in the comics? And I don't mean just manage to catch a ...
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Which character in the Arrowverse has been killed the most times?

There's a running joke among fans of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow about how many times Sara Lance dies, but is she actually the character with the most deaths? For purposes of this question, I'm ...
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What episode or season does Oliver tell someone to “Go to hell” and then the person fires back “Can’t. Already here”

I was just thinking about Oliver telling people to go to hell but someone says they are already there. Who is it?
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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 purpose did Lex Luthor's blood have?

In Batman vs Superman, Lex Luthor cuts his hand and drops some of his blood on Why was his blood necessary/desired for What did the blood do?
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Elseworlds comic where Superman was the richest athlete in the world

I vaguely recall a 1990s comic where something happened differently, and Clark Kent ended up not becoming a hero who rescues people and inspires Hope, but a sports hero and one of the richest, most ...
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Is Superman a murderer in Superman II?

I recently watched the extended version of Superman II. I hadn’t watched it since I was a child, so I didn’t really remember it in detail. After watching it, I was genuinely surprised. After ...
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Why did Anissa's powers and Jennifer's emerge at roughly the same time?

If I recall correctly, Anissa's powers mainly start showing up in the first season, whereas those of Jennifer emerge more in the second season. However, the impression that I got was that the ...
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Canonically, how much older is Batman than Superman? [duplicate]

I know this may depend on the continuity, but generally, Bruce Wayne has been shown to be a few years older than Clark Kent. This has been portrayed anywhere between 4 to 15, depending on the story, ...
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In the Swan Thong episode of Legends of Tomorrow, who were all those Hall of Villain members that were not named specifically?

In the season finale episode for Season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow, several villains from Hell were recalled to fight the heroes. Who were the ones that weren't named? The ones that were named were ...
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What is the meaning of Cassandra's vision of Lex in “Smallvillle” S01E06?

In Smallville S01E06, when Lex finally decides to learn his future, Cassandra sees him being the President of the United States, he's wearing a white costume. Then he walks out of the building, ...
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Which “Batman Beyond” episode has dream life simulation machines?

There was this episode in Batman Beyond, which starts off with a bunch of people stuck in some anti-gravitational bubbles, dreaming about a great life (I remember one girl was dreaming of her ...
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What does Superman's black symbol mean in “Kingdom Come”?

In the Kingdom Come miniseries, does Superman's black symbol mean anything?
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Was the casting of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard in Superman (1978) a reference to, or inspired by, Mutiny of the Bounty (1962)?

I just noticed that in the 1978 Superman film, Jor-El’s main antagonist on the planet Krypton—the Moliom who orders Jor-El not to create panic with his theory of the planet’s immanent destruction—was ...
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Who has defeated Lady Shiva?

As I recall, it's a very short list Is there any one else?
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Why does the Green Lantern have to say the oath when charging his ring?

The Oath of the Green Lantern is spoken when charging his ring: In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power... ...
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Does every Lantern Color have its own language like the Indigo Lanterns?

I was reading volume 2 of Green Lanterns (DC Rebirth [the series about Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz]) and noticed that, when he was in compassion mode (the spoiler is just the antagonist of the arc, ...
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Who has been shown to be greater in power, Mister Mxyzptlk or Darkseid?

Both of these characters have caused Superman no end of torment, and a case can be made for either as his most constant cosmic-level enemy. Difference being Mxyz only wants to torment the Man of Steel ...
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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, abilities ...
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How can Batman fly with his suit, instead of skydiving?

Wingsuits are used for landing purposes. See this picture of Gary Connery; he used this suit for a skydive. How can Batman fly with his suit, instead of just skydiving?
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Are there faster dead men than the Flash?

The Flash's title is "The Fastest Man Alive." The modifier "Alive" implies that there was at least one faster man, but he is no longer alive. In the main comic continuities, are ...
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Where is the “Wonder Woman dancing” scene from?

I have seen this awesome gif of Wonder Woman lots of times, but I don't know its origin. So far Gal Galot has appeared as Wonder Woman only in 3 movies viz. Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice ...
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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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Is this a hint/Easter egg in the opening titles of this Watchmen episode?

At the beginning of every episode of HBO's Watchmen, the series title is shown in different forms/contexts. In particular, in the eighth episode "A God walks into Abar", the word Watchmen is ...
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Why is Bruce Batman for only 2 years/six months, retiring in TDKR? And why does he considers it through out The Dark Knight?

In most media, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman because he wants to to strike fear into criminals because he believes it has a greater impact than just pummeling them into submission. That is why he dons ...

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