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How are Grimms recognized by Wesen?

The Wesen obviously have a physical change they can display to one another, yet a Grimm has no change. Frequently when Nick confronts a Wesen they immediately know him as a Grimm, but how?
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If Cobb's spinning top totem stops spinning, does this mean he is in the real world?

I didn't understand this concept from inception. if the totem will stops spinning, you are in real world? Maybe your dream thinks that it will stop spinning. So what does Arthur do with his dice or ...
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How did Cobb find Saito in limbo?

In Inception, I don't understand the ending where Cobb and Saito find themselves independently in limbo. Is it a coincidence that Cobb found Saito in limbo and that too just before the plane flight in ...
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Why did Cobb personally drug Fischer in the air?

In Inception when they embark onto the plane, Cobb covertly gives a sleeping drug to Fischer in a glass of water. In the next scene we can see that the air-hostess is also working with them. So why ...
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Who is the first minority superhero in mainstream US superhero comics?

This came up after talking with a friend recently. I commented that, with my relative lack of knowledge of comics, I didn't think I had seen any minority superheroes in comics until I saw the Justice ...
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When was the first appearance of the Not-Walter demon?

The Goblins comic for 2/24/2012 re-introduces a character that I vaguely recall we've met before. It's a demon whose name Minmax had previously tried to guess, with one attempt being "Walter", but ...
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Is There a Cultural Significance to Japanese Monster Movies?

After asking a recent story identification question of mine about a film that turned out to be Gamera vs. Gyaos, the answer led me to the term "daikaiju", which, in the Wikipedia, redirected to "kaiju"...
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Looking for the Giant Chicken

I'm trying to help my mother find a short story that she remembers reading some, oh, 30 or more years ago. I don't have a lot to go on, but apparently the main concept of the story was that the food ...
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Are all Stargate addresses pronounceable in Ancient?

The Ancient outpost Taonas Proclarush was on the planet Proclarush, which had the gate address , which O'Neill pronounced "Proclarush", followed by "at" which was how ancients pronounced the glyph for ...
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Are the Grimms Wesen?

Are the Grimms, as exemplified by Nick Burkhardt, Wesen (the monster people of the series)? He has demonstrated unusual fighting ability as well as the ability to recognize Wesen and seems to be ...
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Do the Jedi deal with non-Force users?

In most of the Star Wars media I've seen, it always seems like the Jedi only concern themselves with other Force users. It seems like they only got involved in the Clone Wars because of the Sith ...
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Does Darwin make it back into the comics, and how?

In X-men first class we see a character called Darwin, who is able to adapt to any situation it seems, except, swallowing an energy ball. After which he dies. I was wondering after the movie, how ...
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How was Rebekah able to enter the Salvatore home?

The question addresses an event in the third season of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. In the universe of The Vampire Diaries, a vampire cannot enter a house without being invited as long as it is ...
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How do the voyager holoemitters work?

In the TNG holodecks, as I understand it, the experience is a combination of force fields and directed photons (which come from the wall) to create the illusion of a 3d environment. So how do the ...
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How Close was “Serenity” to The Planned “Firefly” Storyline?

I know there were comics authorized by Joss Whedon that filled in some of the holes left because Firefly and that Serenity essentially finished up River Tam's storyline, but didn't address any others ...
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When did comic crossovers start?

I've been reading through some Marvel Masterworks collections and the one featuring the Sub-Mariner starts with a cross-over with Namor and Daredevil, but, when I started reading the Fantastic Four ...
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What is the Recognition Code for the Howard Families?

It's been a while since I've read much Heinlein, and I'm sure some will say I should be ashamed for not remembering this, but I remember there was a recognition code or greeting for members of the ...
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What Is the Difference Between a Wraith, a Wight, and a Ghost?

I always heard the terms "ghost" and "wraith" used interchangeably, until I read Lord of the Rings. Clearly the Ring Wraiths are not ghosts, since they interact with the physical world. I also know, ...
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What Did Paul Atreides Do As Emperor? Who Ruled While He was Missing?

In Dune (the original and first book), Paul Atreides is able to stop the flow of spice and force the Emperor to come to Arrakis, where Paul makes it clear he will be running things from then on. He ...
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Why Didn't the Empire Transplant Sandworms to Other Planets?

Later in the Dune series, the Bene Gesserit have transplanted some sandworms and there are sandworms living on other planets besides Arrakis. Considering the importance of melenge and that it was ...
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How do Voyager's nacelles' rotation solve the problems stated in Force of Nature

I've seen lots of answers here about the episode "Force of Nature". The episode is about scientists discovering that travelling at speeds greater than warp 5 destroys subspace. It's been stated a few ...
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Were there ever any “good” Orcs?

I never made it through Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, but it may have the answer. We know there were good men and bad men in Middle-earth and there were good Wizards and bad Wizards there too... ...
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Does Commander Chakotay have a first name?

In all of the episodes of Star Trek: Voyager that I've seen, I've never heard anyone call Commander Chakotay by any other name. This includes formal and informal settings. Does he have an official ...
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Why didn't Harry Potter anonymously give money to Ron, at least for important stuff like a non-broken wand?

So, for an entire CoS book, Ron, Harry's best friend, is majorly struggling in life and wizarding education because his wand broke because of Harry - and because his family's too poor to get him a ...
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How the could Deluminator work the way it's shown in the movies? [closed]

Dumbledore's Deluminator extinguishes a lamp, and then allows it to be restored. I can buy the idea that it would work on an electric lamp as a concept. BUT!!! The way they visualized it in the ...
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Can a Muggle become a potions maker?

While potions are very magical in their action, the actual technology of making them seems more like chemistry than magic, assuming one has access to already-provided magical ingredients. If that's ...
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Is this image of Picard using Data as a phone from an actual episode?

Someone just sent me this image: And, this one is viral on Facebook and Google+: Are they from an actual TV episode, or are they Photoshopped images?
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How Long Has The Matrix Been Running?

Considering the amount of construction work on Zion, it's clear that the rebellion has to have been going on for a good while. Neo couldn't be one of the first generation of people in the Matrix, ...
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I'm trying to remember a book, in which learning a new profession = learning a new language

I remember an interesting book, in which the state of science was quite advanced, and, the process of learning a particular advanced profession was less about learning the related skills, and more ...
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In Harry Potter, how old will a wizard live to be on average?

In the Harry Potter series is it clear that magically-inclined individuals (witches/wizards) will live to be considerably older than their Muggle counterparts? From the question Dumbledore's Age, it ...
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Star Trek edge of the galaxy?

In Star Trek, the Standard Model seems to be the accepted physical model. Dark matter is detected and even dark matter life forms are encountered in some episodes. In the episode "Where No Man Has ...
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Why would Supergirl be stronger than Superman?

For this question Why is Supergirl so weak? I answered that it wasn't definitive that Supergirl was possibly stronger than Superman. However in Supergirl #6 a Worldkiller says this about her: And it ...
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What age did Dumbledore live to?

I have tried to figure this out but I cannot come to a specific conclusion. I am just asking this to confirm my own theory. In Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore's memory proves that he was the headmaster ...
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Why isn't Force Speed used more often?

Force speed is a light side power that many Jedi, including Padawans are capable of. In Episode I, Qui-Gon uses it twice (once to outrun droids and once on Jarjar's tongue), Obi-Wan uses it once and ...
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Does Arya know what “Valar Morghulis” means in 'A Storm of Swords' when she gives water to northmen?

In A Clash of Kings, after Jaqen H'ghar has finished his tasks for Arya he gives her a coin and tells her a phrase: "Valar Morghulis" Fast forward to A Storm of Swords. When Dany "buys" her unsullied ...
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What were the fell beasts the Nazgul flew on?

What were the fell beasts the Nazgul flew on called?
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How Old Were the Final Five?

I know different numbers were used and tossed around, but I was never clear about this. How old were the "Final Five," or the original humaniform survivors of the first Earth that taught the Cylons ...
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Where Do the Handsignals the SGC Uses Come From?

In Stargate: SG1 there are many times Jack O'Neill uses handsignals to communicate with his team members. When I've searched, I've seen a number of different languages using hand signals, but I've ...
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Japanese Suitmation Monster Movie

I know this one is going to be tough to identify, but it's something I saw as a kid and I've always wondered what the movie was like. I took it seriously as a kid, but suspect I'd laugh my head off ...
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What Were the Clues Foreshadowing Dawn Summers Appearing?

As I mentioned in another question, Joss Whedon is known for planning his storyarcs out years in advance. Friends have told me that there were clues planted as much as 2-3 years in advance about Dawn ...
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Has Joss Whedon Commented on the Added Storyarc With Spike And How Carefully It Was Planned?

Spike was one of the most popular characters in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the original plan was to bring him in as the Big Bad for a few episodes and not bring him back, but viewer ...
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Did the Buck Rogers Serials Follow the Comics?

I know when the Flash Gordon serials were made, there was a tight control over them and every effort was made to make them match as closely as possible to the comic strips that were so popular at the ...
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What Kind of Government Did the Cylons Have?

The Cylon community could be broken down into the time before the "Final Five" appeared and after, since once the Final Five showed up, they would have outside influences and likely change a lot by ...
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Looking for 1980s cartoon with robot champions duelling

I half remember two scenes from an animated series shown mid to late 1980s. Possibly French. Seen on TV and buried on Betamax. The first memory is of a group of scary looking black and grey robots ...
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Is R'hllor, The Lord of Light, the only “real” god?

There are a few religions in the world of Ice and Fire: R'hllor, The Old Gods, The Seven, The Drowned God, The Faceless Ones... However, the only religion where we see tangible results are when R'...
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What was Euron “Crow's Eye” Greyjoy doing in Valyria?

Euron returns to the Iron Islands the day after Balon Greyjoy dies and claims to have sailed all over the world. During his travels he made a trip to Valyria. After reading of A Dance with Dragons I ...
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Was Darth Vader really a member of the empire?

We know he was a Sith, but was he actually a member of the evil Empire? From what I have researched I can not find his rank. He seemed to be more of just an acquaintance of Palpatine. But then why ...
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What is redeemable about Aidan?

After watching most of the episodes or reading reviews on i09 I find myself wondering how is it that Aidan is supposed to be a good person? He is constantly having relapses. He rarely seems repentant ...
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Does Nora know she killed a vampire?

Does she know that she killed a vampire though or does she think she killed a human that was trying to kill Josh?
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How can Delta Vega be so close to Vulcan?

In the new alternate timeline Star Trek movie, the icy M class planet Delta Vega is so close to Vulcan that the latter planet has an angular diameter that is comparable to Earth's moon when seen from ...

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