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Originally a comic book by Lowell Cunningham, the 1997 Men In Black film starring Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones blossomed into a multi-movie franchise and also spun off into an animated television series. For use when referring to the first film in the franchise, the comic book and the franchise generally.

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What is the effect of the neuralyzer on aliens?

In the Men in Black series (movies or comics), is it expected that an alien would lose its memory, nothing would happen, or have other side effects if neuralyzed? In the movies the MiB neuralyze ...
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How big is the alien shown at the end of the first Men In Black?

The end of Men In Black shows that our Milky Way is contained in a marble which is used by an alien to play a game. Based on the known size of the Milky Way, can we make an estimate on the size of ...
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Why did the villain in the first Men in Black movie care about Earth's Cockroaches?

Jay is able to distract the Bug by throwing things at him, jumping on him, and stepping on cockroaches From the wiki page: Edgar the Bug. Near the end of the 1997 movie Men in Black, the villain ...
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If Men in Black don't exist how do they have homes?

Officially the Men in Black agents do not exist. No paper trail or forensics of them can be found. So one has to ask how does J and likely every other agent have a home to live in when not on shift?
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About Griffin's dialogue “Where there is death, there will always be death”

In the ending of Men In Black 3, it depicts J's father's death as sort of replacing K's death. (as stated in Griffin's dialogue). But K also kills Borris, who didn't die in the original timeline or ...
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How did Agent K get back his fingerprints?

When James became Agent J, all of his normal world identities were erased. It was shown that they burned his fingerprints. The protocols for Agent K should be same. Then, how exactly was he able to ...
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What does Laurel Weaver like to do sometimes, when it's really late?

From the Men in Black autopsy scene: After a particularly gross GUSHY sound, he looks away, toward her. She's staring at him. Laurel leans over and lowers her voice, just for him. ...
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What would the Arquillians have done if the bug escaped?

We know that the Arquillians tasked the MIB with finding the Galaxy, giving them "one standard galactic week" (an hour) to find it, before destroying Earth to prevent it from falling into the bug's ...
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Why is Zed called “Zed” and not “Zee”?

In the Men in Black films Zed is called "Zed" (obviously...). However, the letter Z is pronounced as: Zed: This appears to be the common English form from the UK, Canada, Australia etc. Zee: This ...
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Was anyone other than Edwards actually being considered for admission to the Men in Black?

I was just watching a couple of clips where Edwards participates in a couple of tests while being considered for admission to the Men in Black. Like this one: Given ...
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Why was Edwards chasing the alien?

In the beginning of Men in Black Detective Edwards (who would later be known as J) was pursuing a suspect who turned out to be an extraterrestrial. What was Edwards chasing him down for?
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How were the celebrity aliens in Men in Black chosen?

This question asked which real-life celebrities were shown to actually be aliens in the Men in Black movies, and now I'm wondering how they were all chosen to be portrayed as such. Were any of them ...
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What real-life people have been outed as aliens in Men in Black?

In the Men in Black film series, many celebrities are revealed to be secret aliens. I would just like to know which celebrities have been outed, either on a video screen, through a name-drop, or ...
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Does Men in Black belong in any Marvel canon?

I am aware that the Men in Black comic book series is owned by Malibu Comics, which itself was bought out by Marvel. Because of this weird ownership, does the series belong in any Marvel continuity or ...
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What “officially” happens to MiB agents' old personas?

When James Darrell Edwards left the NYPD to join the Men in Black, his prior identity was erased from all databases. You are no longer part of the system. You are above the system—over it, beyond ...
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Aliens In Black?

Are there any aliens that actively participate in field work in the Men In Black movies? I know that there are aliens that work at the organization - that is shoved down our throats - but are there ...
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What was the cause of death of the two Arquillians?

In the first Men in Black movie, when the Bug kills the two Arquillians we see a needle go into their necks. But those bodies are artificial and the Arquillian's controls for the body are higher up ...
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What is the other bug doing there?

Near the end of Men in Black, Kay kills the bug from the inside. But when Jay and Kay thinks it's over, another bug suddenly appears, and almost eats Jay. What is that 2nd bug doing there? How and ...
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Evidence of what the big alien at the end of Men in Black looks like?

At the very end of Men in Black (the movie), we zoom out into space and then eventually it appears that our galaxy is just something inside a marble that some huge alien is playing with, but we never ...
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Why does it take so long to translate the Arquillian message?

Between the battle cruisers arriving, and translating four words (if "MIB" counts) K and J manage to have the confrontation at the jewellery shop. This seems like it takes a long time to translate ...
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Why did Men in Black wear black suits?

In-universe, why did MiB uniform consist of black suits? Is there some significance to that attire? And, why only black suits? Zed: The last suit you'll ever wear. It would seem that their type ...
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Would a neuralizer work on someone who couldn't see?

If one of the Men In Black used a neuralizer on someone who couldn't see (or blinked), would it still work? I don't think we ever see it happen in the movies, but they're based on a series of comics ...
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Are the Men in Black an international organisation?

The Men in Black organisation operates in America, we establish that for sure. The films all are based in America also. What I would like to know is whether there are any boundaries upon the Men in ...
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In “Men in Black,” why did Agent K neuralize every civilian who saw an alien?

First, he meets an alien who boarded a truck that was pulled over by Border Patrol. BP subsequently witnesses a fight between him and the alien. He wipes their memory. Next, he goes to a farmer's wife'...
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Why is there a huge air-conditioner in the foyer in MIB?

Anyone who has seen Men in Black will recall that the foyer of the MIB building is a large room with what looks like an air-conditioner and a man sitting on a chair. I was wondering whether there is ...
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Why did K give J the Noisy Cricket?

Surely K had to know that J would use the weapon he was given. Is there any reason he would give him the Noisy Cricket, a weapon that can blow huge holes in the side of semi truck trailers? Was he ...
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Is David Cross playing the same character in both MIB and MIB2?

IMDB lists David Cross' character in MIB as an unnamed "morgue attendant" and as "Newton" in MIB2, however the MIB Wikia and Wikipedia both state unequivocally that they're the same person: Newton ...
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Did Agent Kay actually have IDs made out to INS Division 6?

KAY: We'll take it from here. AGENT JANUS: Who the hell are you? Kay and Dee flash some form of ID. KAY: INS Division 6. AGENT JANUS: Division 6? I never heard of Division ...
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Do any humans know about Division 6 / Men in Black?

In the opening scene of MIB (the first film), K and D arrive when a border protection agency are stopping refugees from being smuggled into the country. K explains they are from Division 6, to which ...
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Why did the Boglodites wait so long to invade Earth?

I know it makes a more dramatic tale with J going back just at the time of the Boglodite invasion of Earth, but why did they wait so long? There was no ArcNet in place to prevent an attack and Boris ...
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Why is the MiB suit the last suit Jay will ever wear?

Why did Zed tell Jay that the black MiB suit is the "last suit" he'll ever wear? Zed: Edwards! Let's put it on. Jay: Put what on? Zed: The last suit you'll ever wear.
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Does the present-day part of Men in Black 3 take place in 2008?

In 1969, J tells young K that in 25 years he will pick him to be his partner, which is 1994 and 14 years after that, Boris escaped... So, is the present part of the movie actually in 2008?
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MIB3 Agent K time travels..to when? [closed]

In MIB3, Agent K uses this special gun to time travel from his apt. When and where does he go? We never see the older Agent K in the most of the movie till the very end when Agent J comes back. So ...
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Why wasn't Agent J still injured?

Towards the end of the third installment of Men in Black: Why wouldn't Agent J still be injured from his encounter with Boris the Animal?
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Why doesn't Agent J remember his father?

A the end of the third installment of the Men In Black movies: Why doesn't Agent J remember his father?
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Why was Jeffrey Price able to remember sending Boris back in time?

In the third installment of Men In Black, Agent J wakes up with a craving for chocolate milk, which leads to the discovery that time has been manipulated. Agent J then goes to Jeffrey Price to gain ...
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Why doesn't K remember that J was in the past with him?

I saw the questions about "Why can J remember everything about K?" and stuff, but there's something I don't get. J actually changed the past going to 1969 and helping K with the ArcNet. Ok, so ...
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How was J recognised as a MiB agent when K wasn't alive to recruit J?

In the Men In Black 3 movie, the timeline was altered after K was killed in 1969. In the new timeline, K wasn't alive to recruit J. So, how did everyone (O, etc.) recognise J?
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Why did J remember about K when no one else did?

In Men in Black 3, when J is about to do the time jump thing, he asks Jeffrey why he remembers about K while no one else does. Jeffrey says something like "Oh, so you were there", but it's never ...
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How does the ending of MIB2 reconcile with the ending of MIB?

At the end of Men in Black, the camera zooms out and we see that I always liked that ending, however it was seemingly voided by the end of MIB2. At the end of MIB2, it is shown that, Is there any ...
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How many field agents does MIB have?

I'd be interested in a number (or at least an estimate) of how many field agents Men In Black (MIB) agency has. I'm specifically referring to field agents, as opposed to guys on cleanup crews/...
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Men In Black: After Agent K's retirement, why was Agent J left as senior partner?

From my limited understanding, generally police-type agencies partner an experienced senior agent/detective with a junior one. However, at the end of "Men In Black" movie, Agent K announces that he's ...