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Do Ratcatchers actually have a superpower to control rats?

In the movie The Suicide Squad (2021), there's Cleo Cazo; a young woman with the code-name Ratcatcher 2 who's able to control rats. It's mentioned that her father was Ratcatcher 1 and taught her his ...
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Why doesn't Barbara witness any change in her eye sight?

After wishing by touching a stone to become strong like Diana, Barbara wakes up and goes to mirror to check. Why doesn't Barbara witness any change in eye sight? Peter Parker eye sight improved after ...
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Why did Diana compare Themyscira to a coffee cup?

Diana speaks to Steve: Diana: It was just a coffee cup...and I lost it. Why did Diana compare Themyscira to a coffee cup?
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Why did the wall raise suddenly in Egypt?

Maxwell Lord visits Egypt to buy oil wells from Emir. In this segment, we see the wall raise suddenly in Egypt: Why did the wall raise suddenly in Egypt?
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Superman vs. The Cyclotronic Man; what was the story arc?

I once studied at a cyclotron laboratory (mid 1980's) and an already-old comic book circulated amongst the students with a cover showing "Superman vs. the Cyclotronic Man". I think that the ...
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What exactly are these chips?

We see these chips in Diana's home: What exactly are these chips?
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What "lies" is Diana speaking of?

Diana and Barbara face off against each other: Barbara: You renounced your wish. Diana: I had to. And so do you. Nothing good is born from lies, Barbara. What "lies" is Diana speaking of?
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What exactly is the question for the answer?

Wish god Maxwell speaks to Barbara, who had wish to become a superhero: Maxwell: You made a wish too, huh? They're a bitch, aren't they? Make you pay a price, but I've never been one for rules. ...
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How did Max grant Barbara's wish without being in physical contact with her?

In Wonder Woman 1984, Max asked Barbara what she wanted during their plane trip together, and Barbara said she wished to become an apex predator. Here's an image of the scene where she made that wish: ...
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In comic books only, which DC villains has Trigon defeated?

In the DC comic book universe, which villains has Trigon fought and defeated? Either after having been tricked into the battle, or having sought it out. What were the circumstances that caused Trigon ...
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How did Alistair's wish come true at the end?

In Wonder Woman 1984, Max Lord gained the powers of the Dreamstone (by wishing to become it), and was granting the wishes of people around the world, using a Global Broadcast Satellite signal. While ...
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Why was the last scene of "Wonder Woman 1984" shown in a different aspect ratio than the rest of the film?

In the final scene of WW84, Diana meets the man whose body Steve possessed. Unlike the rest of the film, this scene is not presented in anamorphic widescreen. Why is this...?
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How long do ring creations last? [duplicate]

The objects created by a Green Lantern power ring- unless the ring bearer 'erases' (for lack of a better word) them- do they exist for a finite period of time?
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Why do DC movies look so dark compared to Marvel movies?

Why are DC movies look so dark compared to Marvel movies?
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Why is Alfred being loyal to Superman here?

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, Alfred meets Superman for first time: Superman: I'm assuming you're Alfred. Alfred: Master Kent. He said you'd come. Why is Alfred being loyal to Superman here?
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How is Flash creating paths before him?

We can see here Flash is moving beyond speed of light and the path is forming before him: How is he creating paths before him?
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Why did Steppenwolf's spikes disappear when Darkseid appeared?

The spikes on Steppenwolf's armour disappeared when Darkseid appeared before him: Why did this happen?
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What "carriage" is Steppenwolf referring to?

Steppenwolf commands Parademons when Batman destroyed defensive dome near The Unity: Steppenwolf: Kill him! Get to the carriage. Defend The Unity. What "carriage" is Steppenwolf referring ...
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Why did Commissioner Gordon dispose of his messages?

Dr. Stone realizes that Mother Box was taken by Cyborg, then he was startled by a Parademon which landed behind him. The scene cuts to Gotham Police Department, where Commissioner Gordon receives a ...
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What were those octopus creatures?

While going through Jotunheim, King Shark encounters some alien-looking octopus-esque creatures. They mimic his body shape as he moves around and later What's their deal? Are they from the comics? ...
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Old lady who had the (a) Green Lantern ring

No I am not making this up, at a point in the 80's I had a DC comic (rather thick for a comic book), one of the stories in it featured an old, grey-haired woman who had a Green Lantern ring and the ...
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Why did Commissioner Gordon say this line: "Don't have to see the sky to know it's a full moon"...?

Dr. Stone realizes that Mother Box was taken by Cyborg, then he was startled by a Parademon which landed behind him. The scene cuts to Gotham Police Department, where Commissioner Gordon receives a ...
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Why would Dr. Stone's presence have saved Elinore?

While Cyborg and his mother were driving home from the football game, their car was struck by another vehicle. Cyborg survived but his mother didn't. Cyborg claimed that if his father had been with ...
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What's the story behind Amazons hating Atlanteans?

Aquaman speaks to Diana: Aquaman: I hate Atlanteans as much as you Amazons do. What's the story behind Amazons hating Atlanteans?
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True motivation of Superman in Man of Steel

Man of Steel develops the Superman mythos in a very interesting way. The film asks a question on why Clark should save humanity, why should he choose to be Earth's champion but it never truly answers ...
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What was Superman wrong about when he confronted Bruce the second time, in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

When Superman was forced to fight Batman by Luthor, he made his way to Gotham conflicted on whether he wanted to kill the Bat or appeal to him and ask for his help. Superman made the sensible choice ...
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Has either Batman's or Superman's identity been accidentally revealed by someone in the comics?

In the recent animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1, Selina Kyle accidentally calls Batman Bruce, and thereby revealing his identity to Alberto Falcone (this is obviously different from the ...
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What did Jen do to the Glaze double?

In the final episode of Black Lightning, She lights herself up with radioactive energy and zooms at the doppelganger, and when the energy dissipates, the doppelganger is gone. What did she do to her? ...
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Was the ionosphere plotline motivated by real-world considerations?

In the fourth season, Jen is replaced by an evil double that hijacked her DNA and memories in order to pretend that it was actually her. Rather than having the same person play both characters, as ...
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What were Odell and Maya up to?

In the episode "Painkiller," it is revealed that Odell and his daughter, Maya, have been kidnapping people and using their brainpower to mine cryotocurrency. However, Khalil's crew seems to ...
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Are meta boosters physiologically addictive?

After Lynn creates the meta boosters in the third season, they are used as a metaphor for drug addiction. However, more than that, many characters treat them as an actual drug. Jefferson says that ...
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What is the source of this Batman artwork that my family member copied?

The image below is a semi-exact reproduction of a picture found in a Batman issue. It was drawn by a family member and should be reasonably accurate, including the folds of clothing, musculature and ...
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Has the Green Arrow gone on a different planet?

Green Arrow is a character who doesn't possess any superpower other than his fighting skills and willpower. He generally has fights with Earth based villains. But the other members of Justice League ...
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How did Parallax escape the Central Power Battery on Oa before the Sinestro Corps War?

At the conclusion of the Green Lantern: Rebirth mini-series, the Parallax entity is imprisoned in the Central Power Battery on Oa once again. It is next seen in the Sinestro Corps Special, where it ...
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What is the origin of this Batman comic book panel?

A comic book panel that circulates around social media from time to time features Batman kicking a criminal in the groin, where his loaded gun goes off. It's kind of a hilarious image but I have no ...
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Batman comic where Robin is shot in the chest with Penguin's umbrella and Batman is forced to tie the two of them to a tree during a storm

I read this somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, in black-and-white, maybe as part of a coloring book/activity book. Batman and Robin confront The Penguin and one of them is shot in the ...
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Does Batman have an AI assistant like JARVIS?

Has Batman ever built an AI assistant, similar to Iron Man's JARVIS? Batman has a very high IQ so he should be able to build this. Are there any comics where he has built an AI assistant?
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How does Victor Stone gain new abilities?

In the 2017 Justice League movie, Victor is talking to his father about how he has turned into something he doesn’t understand, as seen below in this clip: The exact ...
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Who exactly is this stranger here?

Before Aquaman, Bruce Wayne speaks to Iceland chief: Bruce Wayne: There are enemies coming from far away. I need warriors. This stranger, others like him. I'm building an alliance to defend ourselves....
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1970s Wonder Woman/Batman comic where they have to fight an evil Walt Disney

I read this in the late 1970s, but have long since lost the comic. The villain in the story is a Walt Disney expy (short for "exported character"), and the story takes place at a serial-...
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Why did Astra transform the legends into particular objects?

In the new episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow S06E05, Astra turns the legends into different objects using magic. These objects include a fork, a candlestick, a cheese slice, a flip phone, and a ...
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Which comic issue does Superman fight someone powered by prayer?

I read a comic once, long since given away, where Superman fought someone who was powered by prayer, without using force. I'm hazy on the details, and there wasn't much to the story besides the '...
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Is there any hard evidence as to what year(s) "Superman: The Movie" (1978) occur(s)?

Are there any definitive, objective, in-story determinations as to when "Superman" takes place, like a dateline visible on a copy of The Daily Planet, or a throwaway line like, 'It's 1978, ...
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Who are these New Gods shown in Justice League: Gods and Monsters?

In the movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters who are these New Gods shown? I can identify the ones which are named in movie like Bekka, Darkseid, Highfather, and Orion. I want to identify the ones ...
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Who are the parents of Wonder Woman in Justice League : Gods and Monsters?

In the movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters an alternate reality Justice League is shown in which the league consists of Superman, Batman, and Wonderwoman. It is shown that Wonderwoman is the ...
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Why hasn't Robin substantially appeared in all modern Batman movies?

Robin hasn't substantially appeared in all recent Batman movies, and is not expected to appear in the upcoming films as well. (I'm excluding the satirical The Lego Batman Movie, as well as the very ...
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What is the name of this Superman enemy?

I read the comic in 1980s but not in English so it could be before the 80s in English. This enemy is an evil spirit that kills people and eventually kills the host (yes, it requires a host) and when ...
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How old is Kal-EL/Superman?

I was watching the Flash TV series, and I was wondering how old Superman/Kal El is supposed to be in that series.
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Comic book where Batman said he would save Wonder Woman if he could only rescue one person

I vaguely remember reading in a comic book where Batman said something along the lines of: If I could rescue one person, it would be Wonder Woman. Also, most probably it was followed by a panel ...
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How many people have evaded Darkseid's Omega Beam?

It's famous that Batman has evaded Darkseid's Omega Beam. In fact, Darkseid had said in the same Justice League episode that Batman was the only person to do so. But, I just discovered that Flash has ...

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