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If somebody uses the hair of a Metamorphmagus in Polyjuice Potion, can they then use the abilities of the Metamorphmagus? [duplicate]

If someone was to take Tonks's hair, as she is a Metamorphmagus, does that mean that they can change their appearance just like her, as Polyjuice Potion copies all of the attributes of the person you ...
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70s/60s Novel work on evolution and advanced intelligence

A science fiction novel where an experimenting scientist, an old man, studying evolution, picked a girl and her boyfriend as subjects and secretly injects them, the girl evolved to be most ...
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Is the origin of the words 'valar' and 'Valyrian' the same?

In the series A Song of Ice and Fire, we know the phrases 'valar morghulis' and 'valar dohaeris' mean 'all men must die' and 'all men must serve', respectively. It immediately follows that 'valar' ...
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Sci-fi book about a shape shifting machine wandering the surface of a planet sized space ship

Been looking for this forever, it was part of an anthology I think and used such generic names that it seems impossible for me to find without knowing the book name. It's about a shape shifting ...
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What's the difference between an Unreakable Vow and a blood pact? [on hold]

I recently re-watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grinderwald and had a major question. In the movie Albus Dumbledore has a flashback when he was a young adult In The Half Blood Prince we see a ...
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Young adult novel with multi-dimensional travel

I read the book in the 90s. I don't have a clear recollection of how old it may have been at the time, but I think it was relatively new. I think that there were a young man and a young woman in the ...
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Animated Series: Earth vanishes, two astronauts survive and explore space

I scarcely remember this animated series. The gist of it is in the title: Earth vanishes (I can't remember the reason now but it was probably explained) and the only surviving humans were two ...
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What are the Autochthons?

In The Book of the New Sun there are many variations of humans and other life forms. There are regular humans, ape-men and Zoanthrops, and probably some other variations. However while the ...
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Book series my dad told me about. It involves space travel, clones, and an indigenous people with kangaroo tails

My dad read a book series that he recommended to me last year. Now that I am ready to start it, neither of us can recall the title. He said there were several in the series but he can't recall how ...
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How far is Rin from Deltora?

Deltora Quest and its sequels and the Rowan of Rin series are both works by Emily Rodda (a.k.a Jennifer Rowe). Although it had been established previously that Deltora and the continent that Rin was ...
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In what way did Worf “come here in a child's uniform”?

In The Next Generation episode "Sins of the Father", Duras says to Worf, "Yet you come here in a child's uniform and you bring outsiders to our great halls." What was Worf wearing that Duras ...
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Is Sauron a god or just an evil force? [on hold]

Can Sauron be considered a god? If not, why?
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Was it just coincidence that “Barad-dûr?” sounds like an English phrase?

The first time I heard someone talk about Barad-dûr, I thought they were talking about a "barred door." The meaning would be more than appropriate. Is there any chance Tolkien happened to realize he ...
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Has there been an instance where the Tricorder was used to heal?

I have been reading about the Tricorder on Memory Alpha: A tricorder was a multifunction hand-held device useful for data sensing, analysis, and recording, with many specialized abilities which ...
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Do Jedi knights take the lightsabers of enemies they have defeated?

As another answer shows, after Anakin defeats Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel at the beginning of Episode III, he drops Dooku's lightsaber and leaves it there. He doesn't just ignore it, he ...
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Sci fi show about a boy with powers with rays coming out of a prism [duplicate]

I watched this show when I sass a kid (80-90s) about a boy that has some kind of powers. It’s set in the UK I think, in a cabin/lodge. It has a spooky theme where you see a prism slowly making taking ...
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With what Avatar has Norm Spellman logged some 400-500 hours of link time?

We're told that the Avatars "got big" on the 6-year flight to Pandora -- so they were apparently babies/larvae/whatever back home. How did Norm manage to link so many hours with an infant Avatar body?...
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Who is this half Thor, half Iron Man dude in the Spiderman: Far From Home trailer?

In the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal is introduced as a new character. He seems to play a character who appears to be a hero; Who is this ...
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Why did this character die in Bumblebee?

During the final fight the character: I'm wondering how that was possible? Was the item somehow inside some specific weakpoints of the character or how/why did he die there? (naturally in universe ...
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Who can defeat Darkseid and how? [on hold]

Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid I did some research about Batman's dream and that omega sign and found out that Darkseid is literally the ...
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The Quiet Earth movie, did I miss something? [on hold]

I just finished The Quiet Earth and I'm wondering if I managed to miss something. At the start of the movie, there is quite a bit of imagery showing 6:12 on various clocks. During the movie, the ...
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What happened to Count Dooku's lightsaber?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his ...
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Story where big game hunters end up being hunted by an alien panda with tentacles

What was the name and author of the sci fi story about a group of big game hunters in Canada who end up being hunted by an alien panda with tentacles? I read this story when I was a boy in the late ...
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Is “Spider-Man: Far From Home” set before or after “Avengers: Endgame”?

The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has just been released: With Tom Holland being in this film it gives some interesting insight into what might happen in ...
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In Rogue One, why don't the Rebels go directly to Saw Gerrera or Galen Erso and seek Jyn Erso instead?

They learn through Cassian that an Imperial Pilot defector was sent by Galen Erso with a message to Saw Gerrera and that he claims the Empire is building a planet killer. Why didn't they just contact ...
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How did Dobby curse the bludger?

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Dobby tries to keep Harry out of school, and when that fails, Dobby tried to injure Harry so he would leave. We know that he tampered with a Bludger so it ...
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Why can characters walk/run on space ships in Gundam?

I was watching Zeta and realized that characters seem to walk or even run around fine for the most part, but then when they need to move quickly or ascend, they simply jump and float to where they ...
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Where was the Nautilus built?

Does Jules Verne ever say where the Nautilus was built or constructed? Maybe in another book that I have not read the location is stated.
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Novel featuring a girl who turns into a cow

I read it as a teen between 1989-1991, and have ever since wanted to re-read it. I think it was normal, adult fantasy fiction rather than a "young adult" book. These are the few images I retain from ...
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How many Invsibility Cloaks were made? [duplicate]

We know that Harry Potter got one cloak from his father, James Potter. We also know from the fourth book of Harry Potter that Mad-Eye Moody also has an invisibility cloak. I was under the impression ...
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How long after Jurassic World was the opening scene of Fallen Kingdom set?

In the opening scene of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we see a submarine crew discovering their submarine is not the largest thing in the bay. They weren't worried about that initially, figuring ...
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Imperius Curse lifted after Voldemort's defeat, even though he may not have been the one to cast the spell?

After Voldemort is defeated at the end of The Deathly Hallows, it's mentioned that all the people under the Imperius Curse were freed. Does that mean that Voldemort was controlling all the Imperiused?...
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Book or story where people’s brains need computer assistance to function; crimes are punished by disconnecting said computer [duplicate]

There is a book I saw once in the bookstore and have always regretted not reading. I maybe saw it in the early 2000s. 01-04? The concept was that society is so advanced that everyone has a computer ...
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How could a sister of battle win against a necron army?

So, I've read the book Hammer and Anvil by James Swallow and I'm a bit confused. I really like the Adepta Sororitas, but even so I'm still puzzled as how a simple sister could actually win against an ...
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What is the most populous planet in the Cosmere?

There are lots of planets in the cosmere. Some of the worlds feel "larger" than others. However, it's not clear which one has the largest population, or how it might compare to the population of Earth ...
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What do wizards in Muggle wheelchairs do if they go to Hogwarts?

Hogwarts is definitely not wheelchair-friendly. So what do wizards in Muggle wheelchairs do if they go to Hogwarts?
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Novel/novella about stranded colonists who eat a native plant and gain superpowers

I remember reading a novella or novel about a group of colonists deliberately stranded on an alien planet. There are almost no resources on the planet but they survive by eating a native plant from ...
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How do I learn the Quenya Dialect? [duplicate]

Quenya, the popular Elvish language is used in all The Lord of the Rings books and movies and appears very beautiful due to its flowing letters and has a charismatic visual appeal. How would I go ...
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Older space battle book where aliens are told to form bonds with humans to make them a better fighter

There is an invading force in the shape of a crescent. Supersmart aliens gather as many aliens from the galaxy as they can. The main character is told he needs to form bonds with the humans to make ...
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Book about a girl who discovers powers while dancing

I'm looking for a book about a girl who discovered she had powers when she was a kid while she was dancing she started to float. When she goes to college she meets an Irish exchange student and falls ...
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What does Gandalf whisper to the Moth while on Orthanc?

After the duel between Saruman and Gandalf in which Gandalf is bested, he is sent to stay on the pinnacle of Orthanc. Gandalf then whispers a message to a moth that happens to appear. I know that ...
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Why did Gandalf seal the One Ring inside an envelope?

In this scene after Bilbo leaves, Gandalf seals the One Ring inside an envelope. He seems to fear touching it. He very briefly touched it when it lay on the floor ...
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How long was Sam wearing the Ring?

At the end of The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers, Sam puts the Ring on to hide from orcs and then follow them, and afterwards passes out. Now the flicker of approaching torches and the clink of ...
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90s YA vampire romance short novel where a girl moves to a new town and invites a vampire into her house

I'm struggling to get the title of a young-adult vampire horror/romance short novel that was written in the 90s about a teenage girl named Christina (I believe) who moves to a new creepy town where ...
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Why didn’t Ego collect the Infinity Stones to make the entire universe like himself?

Ego was alone in ALL of the universe for millions of years as he began to learn without being taught by any older being (that’s odd in itself, but not the question I'd like an answer to at this point ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Conan-ish Fantasy comic from late 80s to early 90s. Definitely not after 1994

Itching question that has been in my brain for years. Read a comic from the library back in 1993-1994. Short story, colorized, likely anthology format. Story line along the veins of Conan with heroic ...
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Did Lloyd Alexander ever discuss the relationship between his novels, The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian and Westmark

Having read Lloyd Alexander's best known works, The Chronicles of Prydain, when I was six or seven, I sought out the rest of his then-existent oeuvre a few years later. For whatever reason, I read ...
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What is the distinction between the powers of Farouk and Horus?

In La Passe-Miroir (The Mirror Visitor) series, by Christelle Dabos, there are various arks, or floating isles. Each has a family spirit with various powers, inherited in part by their descendents. ...
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Was using Umbridge's fireplace to get to the Ministry of Magic an option? [duplicate]

In Order of the Phoenix, there were multiple examples that show that Umbridge's fireplace was connected to the Floo Network. Later on, we know the trio and some DA members wanted to get to the ...

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