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Penny Dreadful is a 2014 horror TV Show by John Logan.

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Why did Vanessa not connect Lily with Brona Croft?

How does Vanessa not recognize Lily as being clearly the same person as Brona Croft? Yes, she only met her once but she took a very keen interest in her as she was intrigued to see the woman that had ...
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How old is Dorian supposed to be?

I was under the impression that in the original Oscar Wilde novel (The Picture of Dorian Grey) Dorian had the portrait painted and stopped physically ageing as a young man in the late 1880s. Yet in ...
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Have the creators of Penny Dreadful acknowledged their debt to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

How has this show even been allowed to air, without a substantial royalty cheque being whisked to Alan Moore? I'm no copyright lawyer, but its pretty obvious that Penny Dreadful is more than just a ...
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Are the Verbis Diablo based on real languages?

In the second season of Penny Dreadful, we see both nightcomers and daywalkers using the Verbis Diablo, the Devil's Language. Is that language based on any real language? Have words from any real ...
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What species is the spider in the title sequence of Penny Dreadful?

In the title sequence of Penny Dreadful, we see closeups of a spider, with yellow dots on its body. What is the exact species of this spider? Does it bear any ...
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Why doesn't Frankenstein just shoot the Creature?

It was absurdly easy to acquire a revolver in Victorian London as it was completely legal. You could waltz into a gun shop and buy twelve without anyone batting an eyelid. The Creature is constantly ...
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What made Miss Vanessa Ives so desirable?

Over the course of three seasons of Penny Dreadful, we see miss Vanessa Ives being persued by both Lucifer and Dracula, who are brothers in the Penny Dreadful mythology. Why? What made her so ...
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How was Proteus killed so easily?

If Frankenstein's resurrected characters are doomed to be immortal (as Lily clearly is), how was Proteus able to be killed so easily? Lily is shot yet it doesn't harm her in the slightest.
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What is Lyle's secret?

I've just finished season 2 of Penny Dreadful and Lyle mentions to Vanessa about his "secret" and I didn't know what it was but someone online said the secret he doesn't want people finding out is ...
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How come there are wolves on the loose in the London Zoo?

In Penny Dreadful S1E3 "Resurrection", the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen company is looking for Mina in the London Zoo, when our heroes suddenly find themselves surrounded by a pack of wolves. ...
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When and how did Lily Frankenstein discover her past?

At the end of the first season of Penny Dreadful, we see Dr. Frankenstein In the second season, she is introduced as his cousin, miss Lily Frankenstein. He tells her she has been in an accident and ...
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Would Dorian Gray be a vampire's Everfull Mug / Horn of Plenty? [closed]

Watching Penny Dreadful recently, which has both vampires and Dorian Gray in it, I found myself wondering if Dorian Gray's healing ability would turn him into a never-ending source of food for a ...
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Is this character responsible for some of the murders we see in Penny Dreadful?

In episodes 1 and 2 of the first season of Penny Dreadful, we see a mother and child murdered, and a gas lantern lighter and a prostitute. In the first case, we later see Ethan Chandler among the ...
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What is the timeline of Vanessa Ives' life?

In the first season of Penny Dreadful, we see that Vanessa Ives has grown up next door to sir Malcolm and his family. In the second season, we learn that she has been an apprentice to a "day walker" ...