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What are the specific differences, effects and methodologies of Torquasm Rao and Torquasm Vo?

Superman has been trained in two forms of Kryptonian Martial Arts, Torquasm Rao and Torquasm Vo. Both arts seem to have a heavy emphasis on their mental aspects (Rao being a means by which he can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can the Flash run backwards?

When we see him run, if he overshoots, we see him just run around the world again. However, has there been any moments where we see him run backwards? Is he able to maintain the same speeds that he ...
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Does the Injustice Storyline continue into the Batman Beyond Future?

DC's Injustice is an alternate timeline based on a video game, but it has spun into its own continuity. Depending on what character ends the game, outcomes will differ. However, has there been any ...
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Where is Damian Wayne in the Batman Beyond timeline?

Technically speaking, the whole Batman Beyond franchise was officially DC canon a full decade before Damian Wayne came into existence. Due to the sliding timeline of the comics, it's difficult to put ...
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Must the person be tied up by Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth in order for it to work?

This is coming from someone not very familiar with Wonder Woman's canon, so I'm curious if any of it ever shows any cases of the Lasso of Truth working without the person being tied up in the standard ...
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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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How is Superman able to judge the fragility of things or the weight of objects?

Did he have to specifically train himself for this?
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In “Batman: Arkham City” what is the choir chanting when Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul

In the video game "Batman: Arkham City" when right before Batman fights Ra's Al Ghul the theme plays, and the choir starts to chant, what are they chanting and what language is it in?
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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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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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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 did Green Arrow find and access Prometheus' lair?

In Justice League: Cry for Justice comics, Prometheus teleports away at the end into his lair which is in another dimension. How did Green Arrow manage to find this, access it and then kill Prometheus?...
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What does “whip me” mean?

Harley Quinn is on her skates being towed by rope behind Huntress' bike: Harley Quinn: Whip me!
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Why hasn't Batman ever had Superman send the Joker to the Phantom Zone?

I understand why Batman doesn't kill the Joker. But the fact remains that Arkham just doesn't seem to be capable of holding him. So why not have him sent to an interdimensional prison designed to hold ...
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Is Alex Danvers' superhero suit intended to represent a comic book hero?

In the fifth season of Supergirl, Alex Danvers leaves her position as the head of the D.E.O. and takes up vigilantism. Towards the end of the season, she is given a superhero outfit by Martian ...
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Why does this character lose their powers in “Titans”?

In the Netflix series Titans, season 2, gradually loses their powers throughout the last three or so episodes. Is there any indication in the comics or elsewhere why this might be the case?
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How did the Legion of the Superheroes' real-world leadership election (involving the comic's readers) work in practice?

I remember reading a Legion of the Superheroes comic many years ago. (I think it was Superboy and the Legion of the Superheroes no. 251, from 1979, at the end of which Matter-Eater Lad eats the ...
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Has anyone pierced darkseid's skin?

I've never seen anyone really do damage to darkseid other than to his eyes. Is his skin really that indestructable or has it been damaged before?
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What does “wander into” mean?

Black Mask says to Mr Keo: Black Mask: I'm not talking superficial partnerships. I'm talking you and me having each other's backs. The Golden Lions can't just wander into Gotham National Bank....
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Why were there other stable metahumans?

Near the end of the third season of Black Lightning, Lynn hypothesizes that all the stable metahumans descend from a subject zero, This would explain why the Pierces are stable, but none of the other ...
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What “girls” is Harley referring to?

Renee tries to take Harley Quinn's bulletproof suit: Harley Quinn: Oh, no, no, no. Not that one. Sentimental value. Try this. Renee: You're kidding. Harley Quinn: What? Gotta take ...
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Looking for comic about female superhero who loses her powers

A while back, I read a comic (DC, I think) in a compilation that I'd like to find again. I think it was one issue. Even though this character could have more comics, I'm just looking for the one ...
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What does Harley Quinn mean by, “Him, too”?

In Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2019), the Huntress kills Happy, the victim of facial cosmetic vandalism, and cops surrounded Harley Quinn: Harley Quinn: They'...
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Episode: Batman trapped and escaping a Riddler like maze that is morphing

I am searching an episode of Batman: The Animated Series or related: I remember watching an animated Batman episode, where one villain, not sure if it was the Riddle, the Joke or else, setup an ...
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Why did Harley change Joker’s name to Puddin?

In Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020), she changed Joker’s name to Puddin. Why did she do that?
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Where is Dakota?

I've been watching Static Shock again and I was wondering the same thing I wonder every time I watch it: Where is Dakota located in the United States? The wiki says it's somewhere in the Midwestern ...
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Is there any indication that 2021's “The Batman” and 2019's “Joker” are in the same world?

Are these two DC films connected in much the same way Batman V Superman was connected to Suicide Squad? Or were they meant to completely separate takes on characters who happen to be linked in the ...
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What does the inscription on Wonder Woman's shield mean?

Recently, I noticed that the DCEU's Wonder Woman's shield has some sort of inscription around the edges. Click image to enlarge From the best image that I could find, these inscriptions look like ...
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Is Gotham the capital of the United States?

In Black Lightning, Agent Odell, the head of the ASA, lives in Gotham. The commission to examine the truth of the ASA's involvement in Freeland is also held in Gotham, not Freeland. Former ASA agent ...
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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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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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Did the Kryptonian Codex survive Superman's death and resurrection?

As shown in Man of Steel, the Codex is "digitally preserved and infused" into Superman's blood cells by his father, but cells and DNA die and degrade quite quickly upon death, therefore how could the (...
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How far has the Markovian invasion progressed?

In Season 3 of Black Lightning, at the beginning of the season, we see that Freeland is under military control, with some sort of force field around the perimeter. This is described as an "invasion" ...

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