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In the Marvel universe, can a human have a baby with any non-human?

Can two species in the Marvel universe have sex and create a mix between species?
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Did any Gethenian ever have sex with a human?

Starting from "The Left hand of darkness", Usula Le Guin often returned to the people from Gethen (aka "Winter") and their peculiar biology: adults are, for the most of the month, totally androgynous ...
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Sci fi short story, robot city that nags people about health

I read this sometime in 1980's in an anthology in UK. Protagonist is a near vagrant in the future, he hears about an automatic city where all is free so he follows hints until he finds it. Totally ...
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Manga where the main character wears an eyepatch over a bug-like eye that can sprout legs

I don’t remember much, besides the character being a male and growing up in a poor village of sorts. And he has a golden eye but it is covered with an eyepatch that is sort of like a bug. It grows ...
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How common is Pokemon training in the Pokemon Universe?

In the new Pokemon Detective movie, Pokemon training is extremely common, so much so that it's considered a shock when Tim doesn't have a partner. However I seem to recall that in the first games ...
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What Pokemon is this?

I haven't really played the later generations of Pokemon, but I still recognized 99% of all Pokemon shown in Detective Pikachu - except one: Which one is this?
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Does Marvel have an equivalent of the Green Lantern?

Does Marvel have an equivalent of the Green Lantern? I know there's "Nova", but I mean is there a superhero or villain in Marvel that has the same powers as — or "close to" that of — the Green ...
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Parallel universe 80s movie

All I remember is a woman in a convertible coming through a portal to a parallel universe. Lots of sand/desert. Running into a Conan/Beastmaster mostly loincloth outfitted guy.
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In “The Peace War,” what is meant by “tracer stench?”

In The Peace War by Vernor Vinge: She slipped Quiller's in place and turned on the oxygen feed. She recognized the smell that still hung in her helmet: The tracer stench that tagged their landing ...
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Crionycs treatment? [duplicate]

In the book Hero Code Star Kingdom book 3 On the first chapter the characters are doing a “cryonic treatment” On the prologue the character says “if he was a true cryonics survival patient” What’s ...
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Old sci-fi story: radiation mutated the animals, a boy loses a limb, but it's okay because “humans used to do great with only two arms”

I read this story in an anthology in the late 80's or early 90's. The story deals with a father and son at a zoo, and the father describing how radiation has mutated the animals over the years. ...
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Book: kids/teenagers fighting (maybe purple) aliens

I read this book in middle school. It was somewhere in the time span of 1970's to early 2000's. The book revolves around these kids fighting aliens in space that have incredible technological ...
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Lindsay Buroker Hero Code (Star Kingdom Book 3) question

Prologue Fire burned in Yas’s veins as the treatment solution flowed into his arm. His breath caught, and his entire body clenched in pain. Had he been a true cryonics revival patient, he ...
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Dystopia where people are regularly forced to move, protagonist must move daily

I'm trying to remember a title of a paperback book I read over 30 years ago. It was set in a dystopian future where the whole of the Earth's society was constantly being moved around the Earth. The ...
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Why is there no sex in Brandon Sanderson's books?

I've read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series, and I noticed that there are hardly any (if any) references to sexual activity between characters. I find that the author paints ...
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Why was the spaceship named such in Sunshine movie?

In Sunshine (2007) movie the spaceships were named Icarus I and Icarus II , but Icarus was the first person who tried to go to Sun and died in the process. Why name a spaceship in such a way which is ...
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How did Bellatrix know about the Philosopher's Stone?

She was in Azkaban during those events. She confronted Snape about it in HBP. How did she know about it?
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Wasn't Skynet worried about temporal paradoxes?

Was Skynet aware, at least in the first Terminator film, that it would create a future where Skynet would be created, via the chip in the Terminator? Alternatively, wasn't Skynet worried about ...
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Who would have called Harry by his last name?

At the very end of Philosopher’s Stone we find the following passage: ”Thanks," said Harry, "I'll need something to look forward to." People jostled them as they moved forward toward the gateway ...
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90s (or earlier) book: laptop becomes sentient and helps a teenage boy

I am trying to remember the name of a book and possibly series I read back early-mid 90's. The protagonist is a teenage boy, with a mum, dad, and I think a sister. He finds or owns a laptop that has ...
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Which muggles are allowed to learn about magic? [duplicate]

Other than the obvious first-degree family members, it is also indicated that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom knows about the wizarding world. Who else can be revealed to magic? Who's the ...
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Who are the remaining King/Queenslayers?

We know in the show that has done this and is still alive at the end of the series. Who else is a King/Queenslayer and is still alive at the end of the series?
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Are all instances of trolls turning to stone ultimately references back to Tolkien?

Are there any antecedents other than Tolkien for trolls turning to stone? When I was a kid, I remember trolls appearing in one of the earliest episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (the fifth episode "...
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What did River say when she woke from her proto-comatose state?

In Firefly Episode 9, Ariel, River and Simon take a drug that puts them in a proto-comatose state. Around 17:30, River wakes up, says something, and startles Jayne. Jayne responds "What did you say?"...
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Is there any other references about Aragorn being in Moria before? [duplicate]

‘I too once passed the Dimril Gate.’ said Aragorn quietly; ‘but though I also came out again, the memory is very evil. I do not wish to enter Moria a second time.’ (The Lord of the Rings, A Journey ...
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To what extent were Dungeons & Dragons were-rats based on The Swords of Lankhmar?

Wererats are fairly iconic monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, but they are different in a number of ways from the other "lycanthropes" listed in the game rules. It occurred to me recently that when ...
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How does time work in the Vanishing Point?

I'm watching DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and I'm really confused about how the Time Masters perceive time from the perspective of the Vanishing Point. I've finished the first season, so I know that the ...
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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

So I'm nearing the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who on Amazon Prime. And I see there's also a David Tennant Special. And then there are also the Christmas Specials. So, other than watching the ...
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Two boys pursued through the woods by a fire-eyed monster who tears up trees

Short story or folktale from before 1972. Could be decades earlier. Two boys are pursued by monster who says something like, "Rum, rum, Sally Drum! Tearing up trees and throwing them as I come!" ...
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Why didn't the Cardassians take Terok Nor (Deep Space 9) with them when withdrawing from Bajor?

I understand the Deep Space Nine station was able to move, although with many difficulties and limitations. So my question is, why haven't the Cardassians just taken the station to Cardassian space ...
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Was the weakness in Wraith technology ever revisited in any media?

In the Season 2 episode "Aurora", Sheppard's team discovers an Ancient warship by the same name. They learn from the Ancient crew whose consciousness is in some sort of virtual world that they are ...
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Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? [on hold]

Iron Man's suits displays a wide array of advanced technologies: super-durability amazing artificial intelligence, virtually unlimited energy via the ARC reactors, and repulsor technology The ...
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Story about hunting giant lizards for hides on privately owned planet [duplicate]

In this question: [Old SF novel about Earth as a prison planet; newly arrived convict has a secret agenda There is a comment about hunting giant lizards on a planet and exporting their hides. I ...
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How does Sloan get past DS9 security?

Has it been shown in another episode or said by the show's production team, how Sloan can circumvent DS9 security and get into Bashir's room? From the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges: BASHIR: ...
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Why Did Lady Tremaine want to be Queen Mother? [on hold]

Because she wanted to marry Anastasia or Drizella off to the Prince, but only for her own sake. And if this is the case, shouldn’t she be an example on the tropes Mother Makes You King (female ...
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Despite Ken not appearing in Toy Story 4 [on hold]

Why couldn’t the Disney Shops sell Ken dolls so that kids could get another chance at buying them? I mean, what if they didn’t get a chance at buying them when Toy Story 3 was still new?
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Framed and sent to a prison planet, learns to hunt large native creatures

This is a stand-alone novel I read in the early 90s, probably around 1994. More space adventure than serious extrapolation or idea SF. Despite the setting it didn't have the noir aspects that became ...
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Book about a witch who tried to murder entire world population

I read this book in English in 2002 or 2003. The book had a black cover with some circular symbol in the center, I can't remember the shape that was in the symbol. In the book, the witch tried to ...
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Is Gnimrach an Ogre Prince? [on hold]

In Shrek Forever After, there is an ogre voiced by Brian Hopkins who The Internet identifies as Gnimrach. The name is a reference to the original script where Gnimrach was Brogan’s original name. ...
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Pre late-80s UK-based short horror story. Giant alien shapeshifters imitate a house and a uk phone box to trap and devour the young protagonist

General This UK-based short story was from a horror or SciFi compilation I read during the late 80s/early 90s (but was almost definitely from earlier). I have a feeling the compilation was probably ...
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Why is there no Legend of Galactic Heroes adaptation for US TV series? [on hold]

I mean it's not like the USA people doesn't know it. It's a timeless classic. I mean they manage to adapt one of the impossible to make series, Game of Thrones, why not this timeless classic?
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What would happen to superpowered people on Zur-En-Arrh that are human?

What would happen to super powered people on Zur-En-Arrh that are human? E.g. Blue Beetle, Major Force, Shazam, Green Lantern, Planet Master, The Flash, The Spectre, Raven?
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What is the earliest example of enmity between dwarfs and elves? [duplicate]

Throughout fantasy literature there exists enmity between dwarfs and elves, depending on the author it can range from distrust, through to outright racial hatred and war. Where have these historic ...
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Children's telefilm about a handicapped girl's beliefs in fairytale characters

Genre: Children's fantasy Story: Start: Main lead is a girl who believes in fairytale characters, like a fairy from the story Cinderella or Pinocchio etc. They all visit her when nobody is around ...
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Are all Ringwraiths called Nazgûl in LotR?

I knew before that the Black Riders and Ringwraiths and Nazguls are one and the same. But even before that, when I was little and saw the movies when they first came out, I thought the Nazgul referred ...
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Old SF novel about Earth as a prison planet; newly arrived convict has a secret agenda

I think I read this no later than the year 1986. English language, hardback, available in a public library in Indiana in the mid-1980s. I don't think it was by any of the Big Names of 20th Century ...
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Story about a space war, and a human prisoner of war captured by alien enemy

This story starts off with an alien fleet attacking a human spacecraft or fleet - the alien fleet overwhelms their human counterparts, and destroy all the ships. A few survivors escape in individual ...
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Book about space zoo collectors [on hold]

I read this book in the very early '60s about a group of intergalactic zoo specimen hunters and their adventures.
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Novel in which alien (Martian?) is trapped on Earth in prehistory [duplicate]

What I seem to remember is that the Martian is stranded by the destruction of his civilization. Also, there is an odd detail that sticks in my brain: the Martian drops a bracelet (or a watch?) in a ...

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