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Why didn't Voldemort know what Grindelwald looked like?

Can anybody explain to me why Voldemort didn't know what Grindelwald looked like? It's not like there were ages between them – both Grindelwald and Dumbledore were still alive in the era of Voldemort,...
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What does Annie's father tell her?

What does Annie's father tell her in the flash backs in Attack on Titan? If possible, answer this question without material from Season 2
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If Captain Braxton in Future's End never experienced the timeline where he goes back in time, why does he try to stop it in Relativity?

Captain Braxton returns through the rift in “Future's End” having never experienced the catastrophic destruction of the solar system time line, which has been altered. Then in season 5, "Relativity" ...
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Assassination attempts against Kosh

How did the Shadows kill Kosh? Weren't the Vorlons beings of energy? How could you kill that? And how could they have hands?
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Why is the doctor's holographic projection tangible sometimes and intangible at other times?

In "Future's end, part 2", the doctor is fired upon by two Earth militants and the bullets pass through his holographic matrix. Only two scenes prior, with his new holographic projector, he receives ...
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What is the “three and three hundred thousand syndrome”?

I am reading Death's End, the third book of the three-body problem trilogy, and I have come upon this concept again, but I have since forgotten its meaning (I am reading things in a very spaced out ...
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Was Ahsoka Tano one of the younglings helping Kenobi find Kamino?

In Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan seeks the advice of Master Yoda in finding a missing planet. During this time Yoda is teaching a group of younglings. One of them is a Togruta of unknown gender who ...
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Religion in the Marvel universe?

With Thor referred to as a god in the Marvel universe, do modern day religions get any references in the Marvel universe, e.g. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc?
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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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Can this inconsistency in the ability of the Summoning Charm (Accio) to summon animals be explained?

J.K. Rowling has wrote on her website that the Summoning Charm only works on inanimate objects, explaining that creatures and humans can only be summoned by summoning objects they are holding or ...
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Science fiction book, Masonic influences

I read this book in the US, 15-20 years ago, but I believe it dated back to the 70s, based on the general feel. It was set mostly on a starship. I believe it and other ships had names from ...
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Can lower-ranked personnel refuse promotions?

Commander Riker refused his own command (and, by extension, a promotion) a few times during TNG's run. Captain Picard rejected Admiral Quinn's attempt to have him promoted to admiral. If a lowly ...
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Looking for a sci-fi horror comic book about a cyborg

Can anyone help me find an old sci-fi horror comic - I read it at least 25-35 years ago - not being able to remember the title has been driving me crazy for months. Here's what I remember of the ...
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How old is Kitty Pryde (Earth 616)?

When Kitty Pryde was introduced in Uncanny X-Men 129, she was described as being 13 years old. In Uncanny X-Men 141, we are shown a grown up Katherine Pryde - specifically in the year 2013. We are not ...
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Gender changing mech book

Looking for name of book i read on my kindle a few years ago. It was about a retired or dying super soldier traveling to a planet. He gets attacked on a ship and when about to die a dormant program ...
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Portal to Jurassic like world

Story was about a group of teens, one of which is cleaning out his grandfathers shed and finds a portal in the back. His name was Charlie if I remember correctly.
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Fanfiction where Snow rapes Katniss, Rue, Prim and Peeta

Lots of swearing, the c words thrown around a lot and the n word, slaps her, beats her, tells her shes a filthy poor, country yokel, released in march? April-ish 2017, fan fiction.com, quite dark, ...
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How quickly do objects summoned by Accio fly?

Is there a specific speed that Summoned objects fly at, and if so, what is it? If not, how is speed determined?
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Did the Separatists' nations join the Rebel Alliance in episodes 4-6?

Even though the separatist leaders were all killed by Anakin, did any of the nations themselves join the Rebels or did they all fall in line to the empire, post Revenge of the sith?
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How can Newt cast Accio on a Niffler when it is only supposed to work on inanimate objects? [duplicate]

Accio is not supposed to work on people or creatures as per this source: Why couldn’t Newt use ‘Accio’ to retrieve all his beasts? ‘Accio’ only works on inanimate objects. While people or ...
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How does answering a call from the bridge in Star Trek work?

When an officer is summoned to the bridge, or the captain is called to the bridge, is the communication through the Console? Or is it through the ship's computer? How does the person receive the ...
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Why couldn't Snape and McGonagall prevent what Fudge did at the end of Goblet of Fire?

In Goblet of Fire (The Parting of the Ways), Dumbledore says to Snape: “Then go down into the grounds, find Cornelius Fudge, and bring him up to this office. He will undoubtedly want to question ...
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Were people in Wall•E illiterate?

It seems like all interfaces are video and using pictographs. The very little text we see is things like RED or BnL which perhaps are more recognized as symbols than really read — I think that's ...
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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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How did the crew know where this character went, and where the Alien was going?

In Alien, there is a scene in which After this happens, the other members of the crew know this happened, and apparently know where it happened, saying that the Alien must have gone through the air ...
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Does Nick Fury age in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Does Nick Fury from The Avengers age? I've discovered that the comic book version uses the Infinity Formula to stay young so I'm curious to know if the MCU version does so also.
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Book about superhumans hiding among normal humans

I think the novel or long short story was published in the last 10 years. It starts with a man who is killed in a car accident. A doctor autopsies him and finds out he is not human, that he is built ...
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How many of the seven sisters are still alive?

I stopped reading the Forgotten Realms books ages ago as they started coming out faster than I had the means to acquire them. Of the Seven Sisters I know that Selune is dead as she was killed by a ...
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Why did Caradhras not want the Fellowship to pass?

I haven't read the books in a long while, but when I was re-watching the movies recently, I remembered that even though it is depicted as Saruman causing the avalanche/storm on Caradhras, the book ...
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What did Teferi plan to do when Jamuraa phased back in?

During the Phyrexian invasion, Teferi phased the continent of Jamuraa out of reality to protect it rather than fight in the war. Centuries later, the continent phased back in during the Time Spiral ...
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How old is Nick Fury?

What is Nick Fury's approximate age at various story intervals in the MCU? I guess his exact birth date & age isn't important, but plus or minus a few years would be good to know. Given that the ...
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What anagram of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was being referred to by this alleged JKR?

@JackBNimble managed to pull up an answer to What were J. K. Rowling's “theories” about book seven? that, while I'm skeptical, seems at least slightly plausible. This alleged JKR posted this line at ...
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Name of old animated sci-fi movie about a family traveling on a starship?

When I was little, dad rented an animated sci-fi movie, or perhaps a series. From what I remember about the story, it was about a family traveling on a starship. Parents and a child. I think they ...
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How Did the Space Junk Stay in Orbit in Wall-E? [on hold]

In the Disney/Pixar film Wall-E, we see space junk practically covering Earth's atmosphere in orbit... how? If it had been years, generations even, since man had been to Earth, shouldn't all of that ...
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80s cartoon about a boy stranded on a planet

I remember a strange science-fiction cartoon movie I watched as a kid (80s). It's about a boy in a starship who, after losing his parents in an accident in space, lands on an planet, where he's ...
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Jem'Hadar, something strange about their life expectancy

During the series of Deep space 9 it has been stated that the Dominion has absolute control over their part of the Gamma quadrant. Literally this would mean that they rule every planet and race inside ...
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Why does Yon-Rogg lie to Ronan about Skrulls being on Earth?

In Captain Marvel, after Carol Danvers is stranded on Earth, Ronan the Accuser calls Yon-Rogg via hologram. When a member of Starforce is about to report that Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, Yon-Rogg ...
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Why does Lyra-a have two belly buttons?

In the 1973 TV movie Genesis II, Lyra-a, a Tyranian (a mutant played by Mariette Hartley), shows Dylan Hunt her belly buttons. Did Gene Roddenberry provide an in-universe explanation as to what causes ...
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What does the term 'serum' refer to in science fiction stories? [on hold]

Most definitions say that it is a component of blood that has been in a centrifuge, but I haven't seen any definitions that is associated with sci-fi. I often came across this word when people talk ...
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Why didn’t Eve recognize the little cockroach as a living organism?

Why didn’t Eve recognize the little cockroach as a living organism just like the plant? The cockroach possesses all characteristics sustainable in life as the plant with the exception of reproduction, ...
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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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Is Airiam supposed to be a robot or android?

In various episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, we can see a character on the bridge of the eponymous USS Discovery named Airiam: Is she supposed to be a robot or an android of some kind? Her facial ...
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Why do the Kree attack Skrulls in Captain Marvel?

In the Captain Marvel (2019) film, we learn of the Kree/Skrull war. Later in the film, we see that the Kree are Given that if their official reason is all a lie, why are the Kree actually trying to ...
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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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Was General Shang also affected?

In Arrival, we see the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis taken to a whole another level, allowing Louise Banks to experience into the future and solve the communication problem as well as prevent a global war. ...
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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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When is Breq's ability to see through her crew's eyes first mentioned?

In Chapter 5 of Ancillary Sword, Breq mentions being able to see “through Kalr Five’s unsuspecting eyes”. Is this the first place in the Imperial Radch trilogy that her ability to do this is mentioned?...
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What does Baymax's name mean?

Since neither Wikipedia nor the Marvel Database seems to know, anyone here have any well-sourced idea where Baymax's name came from?
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In “Aliens”, is there anything special about the date 6-12-79?

Within the "Alien" universe, does anyone know if there is any significance for the date 6-12-79 (USA format) in James Cameron's "Aliens"? Ripley quotes it as the date Burke informs the colony on LV426 ...
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Old story about an officer put in command of a museum ship to fight in an important space battle against an enemy with a surprising new weapon

Searching for an old story about an officer put in command of a museum ship to fight in an important space battle against an enemy with a surprising new weapon. He wins, because it turns out the new ...

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