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Is the MCU version of Captain America a virgin?

Is the MCU version of Captain America/Steve Rogers a virgin?
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Why was Goose renamed from Chewie for the Captain Marvel film?

In the new Captain Marvel film there is a cat that plays a role in the plot, named Goose. This character is also present in the comics but is known as Chewie. Now I don't think it is very hard to ...
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What was the implant device Captain Marvel was using?

In Captain Marvel we are shown that Vers/Carol has an implant that appears to help her control or regulate her powers, and lights up on occasion. What exactly is it, and what does it do?
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Book about a world where magic was enabled by nano tech

The world was described as a fantasy setting with the usual warriors, mages and thieves present. The mages had the instinctive ability to control the world's remaining nanobots. Level of control was ...
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Why is there a Bewilderbeast responding to king Toothless in HTTYD 3?

In the hidden world scene ‘king’ Toothless calls out to the dragons of the hidden world. When the dragons respond next to the Light Furies, we see a Bewilderbeast that looks EXACTLY like Drago’s ...
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Can Marvel's Paige Guthrie (Husk) shapeshift into Mjölnir?

Can Marvel's Paige Guthrie change into Thors Mjölnir? According to Wikipedia: Paige most commonly takes on a Paige-like form in a new material. She can become any solid that she has studied (...
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Fanfic where Snape reveals that he doesn't take house points from his house, but does spank them

The story starts, I think, in a Potions class and Snape asks Draco to stay after class. When Draco goes up to Snape, Snape explains exactly what he wants. Snape had heard about a fight or something ...
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What animal did the makers base the Razorwhip on?

HTTYD dragons seem to be based on animals in real life (for example, Snotlout's Hookfang is based on a tiger). What animal is the Razorwhip based on in real life? I want to draw the characters as '...
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Book taking place in NW U.S., People find a portal

The book takes place in the U.S. northwest (Washington or Oregon). Young people find a portal to another place / time and begin creating a base there. Eventually they bring across parts for a small ...
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Harry Potter fan fic about him going missing with Voldemort after the war

I read, about four or five years ago, a fan fic about Harry going missing for two years after the war with Voldemort, and when he comes back, Ginny has two kids, and Harry is the father but he doesn't ...
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Why didn’t Fury ask for Captain Marvel’s help earlier?

At the end of Captain Marvel, Carol gives Nick Fury a She also leaves on Earth with him. In the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, he uses However, weren’t there earlier occasions that ...
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Whose blood did Carol Danvers receive, Mar-vell's or Yon-Rogg's in the movie?

I recently watched the Captain Marvel movie (2019) and understood that Yon-Rogg claims that Carol/Vers received his blood in a transfusion that saved her life. Was Yon-Rogg lying to Carol/Vers when ...
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Are all cats Flerkens?

In Captain Marvel, we learn that while Goose appears to be a normal house cat, she's really a Flerken, an incredibly dangerous alien. Talos correctly identifies her almost immediately, which suggests ...
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How many God Kings were there?

In Warbreaker, it the history seems to be that the royal family ruled until the Manywar, and then the God Kings took over, with the events of the book taking place about 300 years and six God Kings ...
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How did Vo have a child?

According to this article from the Coppermind, Returned can have children, but require special knowledge to do so. The only known Returned to do so was Vo, the first Returned. The problem is, Vo was ...
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Why is Breq confident that Lieutenant Skaaiat will not recognize her?

On her arrival at Omaugh Palace, Breq says It was impossible that Lieutenant Skaaiat would recognize me which also appears to be true of Daos Ceit (the former flower-bearer). That makes sense if ...
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What is the population of Romulus in the TNG era?

I'd love to know what's the Romulan population in general or on Romulus itself in the TNG era.
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Why couldn't the separatists legally leave the Republic?

Why was it necessary to use military methods to secede, while IRW, alliances and unions come and go, sometimes, peacefully. Does the Republic not allow a system or planet to leave and declare itself ...
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Why did Marvel set 'Captain Marvel' largely in the 1990s?

The film Captain Marvel takes place mostly in 1995. But it didn't seem clear from the story why that particular time period was selected. The time period seemed like a major element of the story and ...
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Is Spock much younger than Captain Pike in Star Trek Discovery?

In Season 2, Episode 8 'If Memory Serves' of Star Trek: Discovery, Spock and Burnham visit Talos IV In the beginning of the episode, a flash back to the unaired episode of the original series is ...
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80s or earlier story about a portal to another dimension with violent humanoids dressed like the Gay Nineties [duplicate]

Basically somehow a portal is opened or discovered and they see humans which are dressed like the Gay Nineties in the USA or England (one character says, "It looks like Jolly Bicycle Tours...") but ...
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How does memory work among Horcruxes?

At the time of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets we have 2 conscious and functioning Horcruxes - young Tom Riddle from the Diary and the "main piece" hiding somewhere in Albania. Young Tom ...
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Book about a dying planet that prohibited marriage between the 3 races living on the planet

Looking for a book title about a dying planet that prohibited marriage between the 3 races, they found that intermarriage produced a new race of engineers that they had been missing and could solve ...
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Manga/manwha where the main character was schooled by a dragon lady

All I can really remember is that it had that unpolished comic style where the line art wasn't as clean as a professionally done manga/manwha and I think it was in color. Storywise all I really recall ...
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Why would Sixers need to swap their position to respawn in OASIS?

As we can see, Sixers, in the real world, are so hurriedly swaping their position to respawn in OASIS. Why would they need to swap their position to respawn in OASIS?
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Short scifi story where reproductive organs are converted to produce “materials”, pregnant protagonist is “found fit” to be a mother [duplicate]

I read this story I think in an Issac Asimov short story collection - not necessarily his. It’s about a world where reproductive organs where converted to produce all kinds of materials. The ...
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Short story about a man's bomb shelter in the Cold War

During the Cold War, a man has built a bomb-shelter and stocked it with just enough supplies for his own small family - wife and kids. The whole neighborhood constantly ridicules him for being so ...
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90s YA novel or short story: girl on an intergalactic vessel overhears aliens debating whether to destroy Earth, or establish first contact

I believe I read this book in the 90's. I doubt the book was published much past 1999. I believe the protagonist is a female character who might be a stowaway on some kind of intergalactic vessel. I ...
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What did Lexx eat for sustenance in the SciFi series?

Lexx is an organic spacecraft. I can't work out what it eats for its everyday sustenance. Is it garbage, humans, animal life, vegetables? Is it simply an omnivore that can eat any organic matter or ...
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How big are the Starbases on Star Trek

I know the Earth Spacedock is very large, about 3.8km in diameter & 5km in height. The capacity of this is over 100 thousand people! Are the Lya Station Alpha & Starbase 74, 84, 133 the same ...
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Movie: boy escapes the real world and goes to a fantasy world with big furry trolls

It's about a boy who escapes the real world and goes to this fantasy world where he befriends these big furry trolls, the trolls are animated, but the boy is played by an actor.
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Film, friends transferred to a parallel universe where being fat is forbidden, one of them meets his “alternate world” wife

The movie starts with a man in a basement with his dog, and then he transfers his dog to a parallel universe, and then the dog comes back. Then two friends come to visit him in the basement, and then ...
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Inconsistencies in Awakening

Towards the beginning of Warbreaker, Vasher uses his shirt tassels by saying"Upon m call, be as my fingers and grip." Later though he adds the words "what they must" to the command, with a similar ...
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Story where cities are trains that constantly move around the world

There is a vague idea of a setting in my head, and I can not even remember whether I read a story with it, or was it a part of a game. The only thing I remember is that there was a planet where ...
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1970s novel, planetary world with 3 gender species, prohibited inter-species procreation

Prohibited inter-species procreation - eventually allowed, producing 4th gender. Two of the three genders are bureaucrats, thinkers/builders.
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Why isn't Vader in the Super Star Destroyer Executor at the beginning of Return of the Jedi?

Why didn't Vader arrive at the second Death Star in the Super Star Destroyer Executor instead of some smaller Star Destroyer when meeting with Moff Jerjerrod? Is there any Legends or canon ...
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Short SF story. Females use stingers to implant eggs in yearfathers

I can't think of any other stories in the anthology and have no memories of the book cover. The story is told from an adolescent girl's viewpoint in what appears to be a low tech agricultural society....
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Fantasy movie where the protagonist gets a broken sword and forge welds it

The film is not modern (1970-1990), similar to Conan the Destroyer, or maybe a remake. Or a TV series. I was young so I don't remember. The film contained a scene where the protagonist gets a broken ...
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Book about Israelis in space

The story is centered around Israelis in space, one of whom, the main character is an inspector general sent to solve a problem.
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Looking for title of book with nuclear waste, underwater people, and mind-wiped slaves

About 30 years ago, I started reading a book, but never finished it. There are several sets of characters, some who live on land and some who live underwater. I think the underwater people live in ...
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How did people in the Star Wars galaxy handle travelling to planets with different gravity?

We see people travel to different planets of various sizes, but nothing to show the gravitational differences? In legends, there are comments about how the increased gravity on the trooper academy on ...
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Older SF novel, humans and aliens underwater, with living membrane structures; relationship between human male and alien female

Probably anywhere from 70's to early 90's as I read it somewhere in the mid 90's. I remember, there were humans and aliens underwater. The living structures were membranes not typical hard body ...
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1960s sci-fi novel with “tanks” for 15-minute or half-hour immersion for relaxation purposes (but is addictive)

This is a relatively thick (+200 pages long) novel which appeared at least in paperback form in the 1960s, available in public schools. It includes such familiar tropes as future society, space travel,...
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90s 6-book series revolving around string theory; life follows a string

All I can remember are different stories where life follows a string. One went backward in time, one went by reverse aging, one where strings crossed and lives jumped over or switched. And more. ...
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Do the synthetics/artificial persons in the Alien universe really eat?

In both Ridley Scott's and James Cameron's Alien franchise films we see the synthetic Ash drinking a milk-like substance and artificial person Bishop eating some corn bread. Do they actually process ...
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Off the wall SF book, about a missing girl and a doctor turning people into giant bugs

A PI is hired to find a missing girl born without arms or legs. What he finds is a doctor taking people like the girl and grafting insect limbs on them and using them in a high end brothel. There are ...
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What's the big deal about a faster-than-light drive in Captain Marvel?

In Captain Marvel, we learn that However, we also see that Although the MCU has been intentionally vague about distances in space, this implies that faster-than-light travel is already possible by ...
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Are there any anachronisms in Captain Marvel?

Captain Marvel (2019) is set in 1995. During the movie, we see and hear various references to the time period: a True Lies (July 1994) cardboard cut-out in a Blockbuster Video store, posters for ...
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Book where society has been split into 2 with a wall down the middle where one side embraced high tech whereas other side were totally against tech

As a child (in the 70's) I remember reading a book set in the future where Britain had been split into 2, I think with a wall down the middle. On the one side they embraced high technology and nothing ...
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What age would an off-worlder start taking the spice Melange?

In the Dune series by Frank Herbert, at what age would people not from Arrakis (eg. Members of a Great House/aristocracy or the rich) start taking Melange? As it has geriatric properties to extend the ...

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