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Why didn't Voldemort know how Grindelwald looked like?

Can anybody explain to me why Voldemort didn't know how Grindelwald looked? 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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In “Living Witness,” what happened after the doctor was deactivated and nine Kyrian ships attacked? [duplicate]

The Voyager's story from the doctor ends with this: EMH: Computer, freeze programme. A tragic, needless death, but as you can see, Voyager was not responsible. After Tedran was killed, Voyager ...
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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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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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Scifi thriller book. Pilot is in the air and learns that a plague is happening on the ground

A few weeks ago I was browsing my local supermarket's book aisle. I saw a book with, I believe, a plane on the cover. I really enjoy horror/sci-fi/thriller books and movies that take place on a plane, ...
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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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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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How did Odin give or lose the Tesseract?

I'm confused about how the Tesseract can be in Thor if it was lost 600 years ago, as I know Asgard gave up the red Infinity Stone because they already had another Infinity Stone. What's going on?
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Why does Captain Janeway order the crew to abandon ship in “Year of Hell” if they know the time changes will erase them?

Why does Captain Janeway order the crew to abandon ship in "Year of Hell" if they know the time changes will erase them? They are aware of the time manipulations, so assuming the barely functioning ...
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In Aliens, how many people were on LV-426 before the Marines arrived​?

At the beginning of "Aliens" during Ripley's hearing she is told there are 60-70 families on LV-426 but is it know how many people in total? This would then reflect the maximum number of Xenomorphs ...
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What book has a plot of secret Family jewelry box? [on hold]

About a girl who finds a family jewelry box and has to recover her family's hidden secrets. May have a brown cover
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Why didn't Héctor fade away after this character died in the movie Coco?

In the movie Coco, a person in the land of the dead will fade away completely when no one from the land of the living remembers him anymore, and that is how Héctor's friend Chicharrón faded away, ...
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What next after Midkemia universe [on hold]

I am reading the last book, The Magicians End. For the last months, I slowly consumed all the books (like 30 of them). Now I feel dread. This is it... no more to go :( Is there anything similar to ...
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Is any episode of the Netlifx's “Love, Death & Robots” part of a bigger series?

Netflix recently released the first season of a (very) adult animation series called Love, Death & Robots. Each 15 minute episode is independent and completely unrelated to others, each one is ...
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What's with the Jem Hadar unique names?

And I do not mean "Jem'Hadar first", "Jem'Hadar second", and so on. I mean these: Remata'Klan, Ikat'ika, Ixtana'Rax, Kudak'Etan Jem'Hadar do not have parents, they are created in birthing chambers. ...
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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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Scifi book with battle spaceships and humanoid cat people who have eyes that change colors with their mood?

Does anyone know this book? It starts with a space captain and his ship and crew being attacked by another ship. Eventually the ship was so damaged that they had to board another ship after fleeing (...
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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 you poison him in the premiere (without talking about his 'hand')?
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What does Deadpool mean by “left the house in that shirt”?

Deadpool tosses himself from building. A passerby sees him and comments: Passerby: I can't believe he's still alive. Deadpool: I can't believe you left the house in that shirt. What does it ...
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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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Drarry fan fic where Draco is de-aged to ten and then ages a year a day until he is thirty three

I'm looking for this Drarry fic I read a long time ago. It was a de-ageing fic and it started out with Harry getting de-aged and Draco watching him, but then it turned into Draco being the one de-aged ...
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Old book about mages who derive their power from crystals on their staffs and channel it in partnership with an owl familiar

I took out a series of books in the late 90's that I believe were done by TOR. I am trying to track down the title of the series. The story is essentially about mages who derive their power from ...
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Anime about a red haired boy suddenly being transported into another world

So the anime I'm looking for is about a red haired boy suddenly being transported in another world in his mundane world while going to his school with his blue haired friend (he was transported alone)....
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Book, The Host by Stephanie Meyer, child sex abusers from space?

In the book by Stephanie Meyer, the action happens a couple of years after the whole world has been taken over by alien body snatchers who live in their hosts' brains. There are isolated groups of ...
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Book: Young man exiled to a penal colony, helps to lead revolution

I've been struggling to remember the title of this book - this could be multiple books mixed together. I read it about 10 years ago, but it could be far older. Short synopsis based on what I ...
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Anime about boy transforming into/summoning red robot using red crystal

I'm from Poland, and I remember that I saw an old anime on television about a boy who found some sort of red crystal that allowed him to transform into/summon red robot. He was attacked by people ...
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YA fantasy novel: “Vampires” (Blood suckers) at a boarding school, girl lives in a forest

The title may have had the word "forest" in it but I DEFINITELY remember the cover having a girl walking into a forest with her back turned. The story went something like a girl being at a boarding ...
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Book: boy with telekinesis, joins an organization, learns to control his powers while watching a football game

I've been searching for a while and I can't seem to find anything online about it. The boy gets telekinetic powers and joins some sort of small organisation with a girl in it who helps him. He goes ...
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Book with man and female AI, possibly in space

Roughly ten to twelve years ago, I read a book (written in English) that featured a man whose only companion was a female AI. I think the book had been published fairly recently; I'd estimate that its ...
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What favor did Moody owe Dumbledore?

In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "Moody" mentioned that he would only be teaching for a year and only because he owed Dumbledore a favor. What was this favor and what made it so important ...
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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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Live action movie where a brontosaurus-like dino is hurt in a cave

More than 10 years back, I watched a live-action movie on television where a brontosaurus kind of dinosaur is wounded in a cave with a man and a kid near it. The humans look civilized and it's ...
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2D platformer PC game with time travel, portals and Ben 10-like animation

I need the name of a 2D platformer PC video game which was probably released between 2000-2010. The main characters are a teenage boy and a girl which I am sure of. It's an action/adventure themed ...
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Why did Aemon address his letter to “The Five Kings”?

Tl;Dr:. In-universe, why would Maester Aemon address his letter to Five Kings at a time when their were not five Kings leading armies that could help against the Wildlings? Ok, so I know the five ...
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Meme-controlled people

AI uses memes to control people. Part of a number of stories by John Barnes? One story has a bunch of meme-controlled mercenaries who capture a girls' school and 'serb' and kill all the residents. ...
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Why does Puss in Boots have a new girlfriend “Dulcinea” in the 2015 TV show?

Why does Puss in Boots have a different girlfriend in the adventures of Puss in Boots TV series compared to the Puss in Boots movie? He's seeing Dulcinea in the TV series And Kitty Softpaws in the ...

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