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Was Frodo sad when he heard that Boromir had died?

Is there any evidence to prove that Frodo mourned for Boromir? Did he forgive Boromir?
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I'm really confused about Harry potter's blood status

I'm confused because Harry potter is a half blood even though he was born from a muggle born and a pure blood. Does a muggle born count as a muggle when giving birth or what?
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Why didn't Harry show Cornelius his memory of what happened at the Graveyard? [duplicate]

After coming back from his duel with Voldemort, Harry was scorned at by Cornelius Fudge. There are 2 questions here: I'm talking about Barty Crouch Jr.'s confession in point 1 Why didn't Harry, ...
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Poem: “The Folded and the Quiet” by Henry E. Sostman

In Cities in Flight (1970, p. 542), James Blish quoted two lines from a long, unpublished poem by Henry E. Sostman called "The Folded and the Quiet": I grow not out of salt nor out of soil But ...
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What Star Trek series to watch next after seeing them all? [closed]

I have seen all the Star Trek TV series like Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation, Enterprise and I've nearly finished Voyager and I've seen all the movies associated as well. What Star Trek series ...
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What does “as a second wave, because of the miracle that is ”One Man Only“, it's just this” mean?

In a meeting, Stephan says about Jack: Stephan: We focused on the one thing that makes this man here unlike anyone else in the entire world of music today. No collaborators, no cowriters, no ...
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Was the Flame and the Void inspired by military techniques used in the Vietnam War?

I was reading recently about the US military assassin Carlos Hathcock, and specifically noticed the following: Hathcock once said that he survived in his work because of an ability to "get in the ...
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Percy Jackson fanfic where he is brought back from the dead as long as his friends get over it

So, I've read a Percy Jackson fan fiction some time ago (on Wattpad). Basically, Percy kind of died, but one of the goddesses (pretty sure it's Hera or 'Dite) gives him a second chance. She writes a ...
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How many MCU villains were in some way created by the Stark family?

A popular trend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that villains in the various films and TV shows are in some way created by Tony Stark, or in some cases his father Howard. In a literal sense, this ...
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Is it possible Neo doesn't exist? Or option two, is training (throughout Matrix series)? [closed]

The English word 'matrix' comes from the same word in Latin, meaning womb, which in turn comes from mater meaning mother. At the time of translation, matrix meant womb in English, but it has since ...
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Comic or Webcomic with a robot enthusiastically proclaiming “Krill the humans!”

I was reading an article recently that mentioned the use of krill as a food source, and I found myself remembering a panel where a robot is enthusiastically chanting "Krill the humans!" with the joke ...
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Looking for a book series about every single fantasy trope ever

A group of people from Arthurian times, including king Arthur himself find themselves in another world/land and they must rebuild a city after a war (??) has ravaged the lands? (Yay portals) Then ...
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Has Thanos ever fought against Malekith The Accursed?

Has Thanos ever fought against Malekith in Marvel Comics? And if so, then who won?
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Dystopian sci-fi story, ink disappears from books, all books must be read out-loud

I'm looking for a dystopian sci-fi story where something (probably nano-machines) makes the ink in books disappear; thus depriving humanity of its history, knowledge, and culture. This prompts a rule ...
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Does Batman have a spacesuit?

Batman has different types of suits and various gadgets for his fights. But does he have a spacesuit for surviving in space? If so, in which edition is the use of a spacesuit by Batman shown in DC ...
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What is the first SF story in UK/USA starring a non-western character?

In one of the introductions to a collection of his short stories, Asimov reminisced with his time with Astounding Science Fiction. He commented that he always suspected that Campbell, the editor of ...
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Identifying a dystopian short story of a totalitarian state about a man of high intelligence subject to bursts of painful static [duplicate]

I recall reading an American SF short story which I read in my early teens. It made quite an impression on me. It starred a couple, a man of high intelligence, who every ten minutes was subjected to a ...
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Is Bajor's post-occupation economy money-based?

Other than a single reference to money in DS9: "Necessary Evil" (which could well be edited away without hurting any story arc), I don't remember the Bajoran economy being portrayed as being based on ...
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Aliens have seeded a world with needlers that inject a RNA-type virus into their users to program them with xenophobia

A survey-type ship lands on an unexplored planet. The landing site is near the edge of a forest, or in a clearing. The crew get out, start doing a scientific survey of local flora, fauna, etc. I ...
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Why didn't Cornelius Fudge suspect that Buckbeak and Sirius's escape were connected?

During the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black escapes once again from Flitwick's office, while being guarded. It is well known and established that you cannot ...
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Looking for dragon book

Looking for a particular book. I read it almost 10 years ago. The main character gets trapped in a (well?) and dragon’s blood drips on to him. The blood slowly turns him into a dragon (Or gives him ...
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What physical forces have stopped Juggernaut?

Cain Marko, the Juggernaut, is essentially an unstoppable force if he gets going. He wears a helmet to protect himself from psychic attacks, so many of his stories involve the X-Men attempting to get ...
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what does “the difference between Jay-Z and Jay-Y” mean?

In musical fantasy movie Yesterday (2019), Jack says to Ellie: Jack: I know the songs are strong, but no one's interested still. Jack Malik's the problem. It is. I just don't have the "it" that's ...
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SciFi story involving genetically modified servants

This is a story I read at least 20 years back. I can remember a number of scenes, but frustratingly few key words that I've been able to make a meaningful search on. Probably childrens or possibly ...
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Looking for an old anime about men who transform into winged sort of machines

I've seen this for the first time 13 years ago. I don't exactly remember much of the show except the dragged out transformation sequences and the girl who helped these men hide their identities. I ...
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In Lord of the Rings, did the Witch-King's sword actually emit flames?

During the siege of Minas Tirith, when the gate was broken down by Grond, Gandalf waited there and the Witch-King rode up to enter. The Black Rider flung back his hood, and behold! he had a kingly ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore let Harry die in Order of the Phoenix?

In Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix, Voldemort attempts to kill Harry in the Ministry after Sirius's death. Dumbledore arrives just in time to save Harry, shielding him with the wizard's ...
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Living Force, Cosmic Force, Midi-chlorians?

Can anyone explain these aspects of the Force to me? From what I understand, the Cosmic Force creates life through the Midi-chlorians, but wasn't the Cosmic Force itself created by the Living Force, ...
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Children's book about a long neck blue alien wearing a turtle neck sweater

I read a book in the 1980s that I am looking for title and publish date. Is is a children's book about a long neck blue alien wearing a turtle neck sweater. I don't remember much of the story other ...
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Novel where anti-gravity devices are attached to a submarine and it floats to the moon

I'm trying to remember a novel I read (probably in the early 70's) about an inventor that develops an anti-gravity device that looked rather like window blinds. These devices are attached to a small ...
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Short story about an astronaut after an accident orbiting the moon without his spaceship and about to smash into a mountain range

I read this short story maybe in the late 1980s or 1990, probably in an anthology. I read it in English. The main charater was an astronaut, male I think. He was in a spaceship orbiting what I think ...
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Short story about a man who collects snails

I am looking for a fantasy short story I read in the late 90s/early 2000s in high school. It was about a man who collects snails and was really into it, having cabinets full of aquariums filled with ...
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Is Diane Duane's “Deep Wizardry” skippable within the “Young Wizards” series?

My favourite audiobook vendor has all the books in this series, except for the second one, Deep Wizardry. For someone who enjoyed the first one, would skipping to the third be confusing, or are the ...
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Successful (non YA) epic high fantasy published episodically as a novella series [closed]

The high fantasy genre is notorious for producing enormous tomes. I am currently writing a BronzePunk epic of my own. However, I have chosen to publish it episodically as a series of novellas / short ...
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Book about a peacekeeping mission to a planet where war was over the rights to a migratory bird

Some time before 1984, in my childhood, I read a science fiction story about a crew that was assigned a peacekeeping mission to a planet whose inhabitants were at war. Apparently, they were killing ...
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Book on civilizations in different geological periods of the Earth

I am trying to remember the name of a scifi book, the only thing I remember is that in the history of the book, there was a civilization in every geological period on earth. Unfortunately this is the ...
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Many years ago, (45 years or more) I read a book about a tin can shaped space station

Novel years ago, tin can shaped space station, different levels were color coded to indicate the different "gravity" on that floor. They built the station by building a space wheel, then another, ...
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Young-adult novel about cursed wishes from the 1990's or earlier

I'm struggling to find a book that I read in the mid-1990's (published before 1995, probably, definitely before 1996). It would have been geared towards teens or pre-teens. It is set in a small, ...
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Who did Kylo Ren think Rey was in “The Force Awakens”?

contains spoilers for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker I know there have been questions such as "Why was Kylo wrong about Rey's parentage," but I'm not asking about that. ...
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Is Vader's Force Choke specifically a dark side power?

Force Choke appears to be just that - the use of the Force to restrict the airways. In that regard, it is similar to Force Levitation or other actual "Force" based Force powers. I'm wondering two ...
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What did the rings of the Nazgûl do? [duplicate]

The One Ring can corrupt its wearer and make them invisible (potentially with other powers?), but I'm unsure what the other rings of power could do. Were they only able to make the Nazgûl immortal, or ...
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What happened to B'Elanna Torres' holographic baby?

In the two-episode Voyager arc The Killing Game, B'Elanna Torres plays the role of Brigette, a French Resistance fighter who was impregnated by a holographic Nazi officer. Once the crew regains their ...
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Novel of boys time traveling to recover pirate treasure who accidentally meet the pirates

This was a short novel (maybe YA?) that I read back in the 80's or 90's. I'm pretty sure it was part of a series. Legend has it that there's a pirate treasure buried on the beach just outside of town....
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Story identification: YA novel about the place things end up when they're lost

Sometime in the mid- to late-2000s, I recall reading a sort of urban-fantasy YA novel (or perhaps series?) that involved a parallel world where lost objects end up. I initially had it mixed up with ...
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Short story about people who live on a beach, bodies wash up and they have holes in the bodies created by tree roots

This was a short story from around the 80's or 90's, it may have been in an Australian sci fi anthology. There was this guy who appeared from somewhere (the main character), and this group of people ...
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Why does Jack Sparrow look for the actual key to Davy Jones' chest instead of trying to recreate it?

Dead Man's Chest has Jack Sparrow carrying out the following plan, in precisely that order: Steal the drawing of the key to Davy Jones' chest Locate and steal said key Retrieve and open the chest ...
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What are some indoor games played in the Potterverse?

We know that Quidditch is one of the most famous games in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It is an outdoor game created by J K Rowling. What are some of the indoor games played by the wizards in ...
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How come the travelers from the future in 12 Monkeys are not carrying the virus?

In the TV series 12 Monkeys how come the travelers from the future (Cole, Ramse) are not carrying the virus? Although they are immune it doesn't mean their body doesn't have that virus or they cannot ...
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Why were there so many Daisy Johnson LMDs?

In Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Season 4, Episode 15 "Self Control", SHIELD is infiltrated by LMDs (Life Model Decoys) with specific agents replicated and replaced. Daisy finds twenty LMDs of herself, ...
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How often is Chris Evans wearing a wig as Captain America?

Steve Rogers' hair varies throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. In Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, it seems very blonde and wavy. In later films like The Winter Soldier, ...

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