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What happened to Sophie in her last encounter with Arthur?

In the movie Joker (2019), Arthur Fleck with the neighbour, Sophie. This is as we realise when Arthur enters her apartment late at night, and she Arthur had at that point entered a nearly full-...
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In Supergirl, does Alex have telekinesis?

In The CW network's Supergirl TV series, Season 4 Episode 17 is entitle "All About Eve" and originally aired 2019-03-31. In an action scene about two thirds of the way through, it appeared to me that ...
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Why are DC's Merfolk, like Lori Lemaris, different from other Atlanteans, like Aqua Man?

The undersea kingdom of Atlantis is an established fact in DC canon; it's where Arthur Curry [Aquaman] hails from, and that origin is the reason for his powers. However, traditional "merpeople", with ...
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Comic story where Superman builds a telescope to see Krypton's destruction

Looking for the story-arc where Superman (with the help of some scientists I presume) builds some sort of super-high resolution telescope. He then uses this telescope to see his home planet Krypton's ...
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Issue of Superman Adventures where Livewire was convoyed in a yellow truck?

I remember an issue of Superman Adventures where Livewire were convoyed inside of a yellow truck, probably there was also parademons in that issue. Could you help to find what exact (number) issue ...
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Did any DC hero (in particular Batman) ever learn any alien martial arts?

In one Teen Titans episode, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, is comically shown throwing Robin while teaching him some techniques from a strange alien fighting system. The only alien martial art very ...
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What shows/episodes are related to the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover?

It was announced at the end of the 2018 crossover that this year's annual crossover of the Arrowverse would be Crisis on Infinite Earths This crossover will go beyond the usual habit of ...
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Has Superman ever willingly revealed his identity to Lex Luthor?

Lex Luthor, the arch-nemesis of the Man of Steel has tried to find out the secret identity of Superman several times and was successful quite a few times. For instance, in Superman #2, Lex built a ...
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The Flash (Vol. 2) where Wally West casually fetches the Cosmic Treadmill from the past under his own power?

There's a 2-3 panel sequence during the Wally West era of The Flash (volume 2), when the Flash Family are planning to save the world or something. At the time, Wally is the only Flash who can time ...
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How tall is Doomsday in Batman v. Superman?

How tall is Doomsday in Batman v. Superman (2016)? Sources would be appreciated. If estimating please show your work.
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How much time does the Flash need to reach lightspeed?

Following the question asked here: Can the Flash run faster than light?, well of course they can (all except Jay Garrick as I've mentioned here). But how long does it actually take for the Flash to ...
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Why does the Joker do this to Bob?

Near the end of Batman (1989), This occurs right after Batman has done away with Joker's poison-filled balloons. Why? It seems like Bob was fairly capable. I guess it's probably because Joker was ...
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How did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? [closed]

In the comics, how did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? Did they work perfectly when they first started, or did he have to learn how to handle them, perhaps being ...
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Why can Superman break the kryptonite handcuffs in Injustice?

Kryptonite makes Superman weak, so why was he able to easily break the cuffs with kryptonite on them?
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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 "too easy"...
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Does the song “Na na na na Batman!” exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing ...
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How old is Arthur Fleck in Joker?

Halfway through the recently released Joker movie, Joker, it was revealed that However, soon it is cleared out that Talking about the Waynes, Thomas Wayne looked to be somewhat in his late 40’s or ...
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Is Jamillah Olsen on “Black Lightning” a reference to Jimmy Olsen?

In the season three premiere of Black Lightning, the audience is introduced to the character of Jamillah Olsen, a journalist investigating the goings-on of Freeland. I may be grasping at straws here, ...
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In the comics, have any of the Robins called their costume “target attraction” for villains?

In Season 1 Episode 6, "Jason Todd", of the live-action Titans (2018) series, the new Robin (Jason Todd) rescues Dick at Dr. Adamson's apartment. In the conversation between them that followed, Dick ...
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Was DC’s Adam Strange an influence on the creation of the TV program Doctor Who?

Back before Doctor Who began when the creators were thinking up the idea of The Doctor they thought first of a scientist among other things. And DC’s Adam Strange was created not that long before ...
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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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Is the current version of Krypto post-Crisis, or New 52?

There are various versions of Krypto, just as there are various versions of Superboy. Originally, the Pre-Crisis version was predominately the pet of Clark Kent Superboy. They had been together on ...
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Batman Arkham-verse timeline from the timeline site

Since the timeline site is pending or for renewal, it's kinda hard for me to know the timeline for this game, even the comics helped out. Can someone help me by telling me the chronological order with ...
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In the Smallville series, was Lex “meteor rock” infected?

From the very first episode of Smallville it is made evident that the Kryptonite meteor shower had immediate as well as delayed affects on a lot of biological matter, especially people. It is somewhat ...
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Is there a reason why the identity of Hush was retconned in the animated movie Batman: Hush?

In the 2019 animated movie Batman: Hush, the main antagonist, Hush is revealed to be none other than However, this is a complete deviation from the comics where the character of Hush was Bruce's ...
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What was the great disaster that caused the apocalypse?

In the episode that's based off this comic in the TV show Batman: The Brave and The Bold, what causes the Apocalypse which mutates all the animals to be human-like and take over the human race? ...
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Where did Nyssa-Vex end up after zeta-beaming herself?

In the season 2 finale (episode 10) of Krypton TV series, Nyssa-Vex But, the forbidden zeta-beam device which was hacked by Adam Strange was shown as a quirky device and even Adam Strange wasn't sure ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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Is the Martian Manhunter's weakness to fire physical, or purely mental?

I'm getting conflicting information in the comics, but considering many are from differing eras, that's to be expected. In most Pre-Crisis comics, J'onn J'onzz, a green martian, has an aversion to ...
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Did Green Arrow ever acknowledge Batman as a “role model”

Way back when Green Arrow was created, DC was basically looking to create a "second Batman". So they made Oliver Queen a billionaire, gave him a boy sidekick, gave him an Arrow-car, etc, etc. My ...
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How did Superman get his electrical powers in Superman Blue?

I just read the Superman Blue volume 1 trade paperback (collecting Superman #122-125, Adventures of Superman #545-547, Action Comics #732-734, Superman: The Man of Steel #67-69, and Superman Annual #9,...
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Was “Let's put a smile on that face” taken from Batman Beyond?

In this Batman Beyond clip one of the Jokers says: Let's put a smile on that face. Is there any official source that Nolan got that quote from Batman Beyond and used it for the Joker in The Dark ...
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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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Does anybody know any specifics about Torqasm Rao or Torqasm Vo?

These are both mental (as in psychic) and physical martial arts made on Krypton, currently the only two martial disciplines we have any info on from Superman's home world. One deals most ...
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When did Batman die?

In Dark Days: The Casting, when Batman finds Green Lantern and Duke inside his subcave, he states that he died in the hands of the Joker, in which issue and what storyline was he referring to?
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Who are the two thieves that appear the opening of Batman: TAS?

In the Batman: The Animated Series opening, two villains are seen blowing up a bank, and Batman confronts and captures them for the police. Have the two villains ...
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How old is Mr. Mxyzptlk?

Is there anything in canon (preferably referring to comics Mxyzptlk) that speaks to the age of this 5th-dimensional being?
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Did Superman ever attend Sunday School in Smallville?

In the comics, did Clark as a boy ever attend Christian Sunday School (or any religious schooling) growing up? You would think that this would be probable given it's a small town in America, and the ...
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When did Clark Kent [post-Crisis and New 52] meet and become the inspiration for the Legion of Superheroes?

This is more a question of story identification, rather than checking on canon. Pre-crisis, Superboy is noted for becoming friends with the Legion's main trio, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy and Saturn ...
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What does Mr.Freeze shoot from his freeze gun?

In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice", Mr. Freeze shoots what seems to be ice from his freeze gun, but is it ice or something else? When Mr. Freeze "freezes" the legs of one of ...
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In the DC universe, which characters assumed the identity of the Red Hood?

In DC comics, TV shows and movies, which characters have assumed the identity of the Red Hood. I know of the characters, have assumed the role. Who else has done this?
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What are the limits to Planet Master's “planet” powers?

This guy, Irving Norbet, Can he use all the powers of the planets in the Milky Way or is he limited to certain planetary super attacks. Like, for example, could he crush someone with Jupiter's ...
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Do Kryptonians possess psychic abilities?

Kryptonians are noted for their incredible physical and mental abilities, due partly to their greater evolution, and partly to their adaptation to Krypton's harsher environment. More emphasis has been ...
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Can the Green Lantern ring be used to locate a nearby power battery?

In the game Injustice: Gods Among Us, when the Justice League members are pulled into an alternate dimension, Hal Jordan sees that his ring is low on power. He then proceeds to use his power ring to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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