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

If someone were 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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Why does Harry Potter need to go to the King's Cross station with a guard at the beginning of his fifth year at Hogwarts?

The morning where Harry attends his fifth year at Hogwarts, why does he need to go to the King's Cross station with a guard? Was it because of Voldemort or was it because of the Death Eaters?
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Men reincarnated as women — a movie

There was a movie where two misogynists died but were given a second change to come back to Earth and live their lives over as women; on the condition that they couldn't return to heaven (i.e, wouldn'...
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How was Skynet created in the original timeline?

The Terminator movies leave us with a sort of "chicken or the egg" problem. Let's review some key facts In 2029, Skynet sends a T-800 back to kill Sarah Connor In 2029, John Connor sends Kyle Reese ...
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What is the fastest possible speed a human can attain in a single step? [closed]

Im new here, so go easy on me if the question is a bit bland or improperly written. I just decided to post this question since I haven’t been able to find adequate answers to this question anywhere ...
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What or who were the Lords of Kobol?

There were many references to the Lords of Kobol throughout the first season of BSG, culminating in the eventual discovery of Kobol itself. They were described as 'gods', implying that they were not ...
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How do Pokémon from entirely different species breed?

In the Pokémon universe Pokémon are known to breed with Pokémon that are completely different animals (i.e. Wailord and Skitty). How does this work?
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Does anyone know who created or where this He-Man and Battlecat image came from?

Saw this years ago, and heard tell this was some imagery around a proposed He-Man & the Masters of the Universe update movie. Nothing seems to have come of that, though. Still, the image is ...
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Where is National City located?

Kara Danvers/Supergirl lives in National City, which appears to be at least a moderately large city, though smaller than Metropolis. We know from various episodes that it is relatively near a ...
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Who Betrayed Fallow Core?

In Lois McMaster Bujold’s “The Borders of Infinity”, there is the following passage: "Was—was he injured when Fallow Core was overrun?" asked Miles. "Head injury?" Oliver shook his head. "Fallow ...
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Why didn't Willow use the sunlight spell on the ubervamps?

Before the Scoobies went down into the hellmouth to kill the ubervamp army, in the last episodes, why didn't Willow use the ball of sunshine spell? It's very hard to kill the Uber Vamps, holy water ...
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Do monsters walk back through Town Portals in Diablo fiction?

In the Diablo I, II, and III video games, the character can create a town portal to come back to town and sell the loot they have aquired, rest, heal up, etc. I know, at least I think I do, that the ...
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In The Matrix franchise, why does Neo always choose to go left?

In the first movie, Neo chooses the red pill, which is on his left. He's also instructed to go left by Morpheus and Tank. In Reloaded, he chooses to go through the door on his left. Additionally, in ...
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What happened to the Heroes from Diablo 1?

Inspired by: Who were the heroes in Diablo? We see at the end of the Diablo I game the Hero shoves the soulstone into his head, hoping to contain Diablo himself, and stop him from corrupting any ...
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In Asmus' “Gambit” run, who or what could have made Joelle immortal?

The 2012-2013 run of Gambit, by James Asmus and Clay Mann, introduced Joelle, a lady thief, counterpart and love interest of Gambit. Throughout the chapters it's shown that something is definitely ...
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Sci-fi movie with weather control and girl with coloured hair

So I'm trying to remember the name of a movie that I watched back maybe 10 years ago or more. The major details I remember about this film are The girl in the film had different coloured hair ...
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Movie with a large mountain that hid a train depot [closed]

I saw a movie on TV in 1992 or 1993 that prominently featured a train depot that was hidden inside of a mountain. I believe the depot was the main hideout of the 'good guys' in the film. The depot ...
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Who were the heroes in Diablo?

The original Diablo was rather light on character back story. You were a random hero who was in Tristram to put down some skeletons, and along the way you decide that killing the guy in the basement ...
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What does a Tusken Raider look like under the mask?

In August 1978, American comic book artist Russ Manning in his Star Wars Lucasfilm Presentation Strip #6 details - I believe for the first time in Star Wars Universe - with the idea of what an ...
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What were the prevailing real-life cultural connotations of “clones” in 1975 (Star Wars' 3rd draft)?

The original 1976 Star Wars script references The Clone Wars (which wouldn't be realised in fiction until decades later): LEIA: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now ...
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Why is the Butterfly Miraculous seemingly the most powerful?

In Miraculous Ladybug, the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses are supposed to be the strongest. We know this from the fact that, when combined, they give ultimate power, and from their fact that their kwami ...
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Revolution against a caste of glowing religious leaders

This is a coming-of-age story. The future United States is a theocracy run by religious leaders whose bodies are luminescent, literally glow in the dark, and so are considered to be holy. As the ...
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Book including space travel - ships with spires or pillars

Just a warning: I know very little about this book. If you're going to be frustrated by a lack of detail you might want to give this one a miss. If you still want to try, thank you! This book is a ...
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Fantasy story about a knife that can cut holes to other dimensions [duplicate]

I read this story a few years ago (estimate: 8-10 years), so I was around 13-15 at that time. The language of the book was German, but I'm not sure whether or not that is the original language of the ...
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Are repulsorlifts anti-gravity?

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I just wanted to confirm if they are the same thing. In new canon, anti-gravity is never mentioned.
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Movie with a girl summoning powers from a glowing pyramid

There is a movie I caught a glimpse of as a young child, and it has been bothering me that I have no idea what move it is. This must have been right around 1990, and I saw it on TV, so presumably the ...
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80s or possibly early 90s anime with a race of giant caterpillar things [duplicate]

Might not be anime (or just Japanese animation, I don't know the difference). I don't remember much from this movie other than a brief glimpse of an aerial view of the caterpillars moving like a herd....
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What is the canonical age of Xena when she first appears on Hercules: TLJ, and by the end of her own series?

The character of Xena from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess was introduced with a very extensive backstory; she was a villager who became a warrior by force who became a ...
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Black-and-White Sci-Fi Movie with Cone-shaped Aliens

I really don't know much about this movie anymore, since I've seen it only once as a child more than 30 years ago in the early 80's. It was black-and-white, probably from the 50's or 60's and ...
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Who actually is Black Widow's pair?

I was going through a lot of Marvel questions, and I read that Hawkeye and Black Widow were a couple but then another person says Captain America and Black Widow were a couple. And I always thought ...
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Is the bridge created in Princeps referred to in other Imager books?

The Imager series is (so far at least) two trilogies, the first set centuries after the other. In Princeps there is a dramatic battle scene in which the battle is won by creating a large stone bridge. ...
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What does soak in Richard Morgan's Thin Air mean?

I've Googled for the meaning of 'soak' in Thin Air, but I'm not sure that the most reasonable explanation I found is actually what Richard Morgan meant. He was young, but there was a gritty rock-...
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In Supergirl, does Alex have telekinesis?

In The CW network's Supergirl TV series, Season 4 Episode 17 is entitle "All About Eve" and originally aired 2019-03-31. In an action scene about two thirds of the way through, it appeared to me that ...
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What is the “time-knife” referenced in “The Good Place” episode “Chidi Sees the Time-Knife”?

Chidi reports having seen something which Michael declares to be the "time-knife", to which Chidi exclaims "I saw the time-knife" as if it was some non-visualized abstract concept he was already ...
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How does Diablo enter Tal Rasha's Tomb?

During Act 2 of Diablo 2, we learn of Tal Rasha and his fate. It's a major plot point that Tal Rasha's tomb is well hidden and can only be opened with a Horadric Staff. Once we arrive at the tomb, we ...
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In Idiocracy, what is the food in the bucket supposed to be?

In Idiocracy, what is the food in the bucket supposed to be? You see it later as well:
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What is the earliest example of an accidental origin of life or civilisation?

The trope The essence of the trope goes like this: Somebody creates a new biosphere or civilisation by accident, such as leaving some sandwich lying around. Often, the product is microscopic with ...
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Manga where the hero's party defeated the demon king but the demon king cursed them

I'm trying to find a manga that I once read about. The hero's party, after defeating the demon king, got cursed: the hero turned gay, the monk turned young, one turned into a girl, and the princess ...
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Is Mandy real in the book, “Illusion”?

I was reading a science fiction/fantasy book called Illusion by Frank E. Peretti and just finished reading it, but I was a bit puzzled. Was Mandy real or just an illusion? And did Mandy actually lift ...
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In the Doctor Who episode “Forest of the Dead”, does Donna’s ‘husband’ experience time jumps?

In the series 4 episode "Forest of the Dead", Donna is in the fake world and experiences time jumps. For example, quickly going from feeding ducks, going fishing, getting married and having children, ...
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What's the worst thing anyone could do in a fast-food restaurant?

In Johnny and the Bomb (chapter 8) Terry Pratchett writes this: Sir John sat down heavily in a seat, motioned them to sit down as well, and then did the second-worst thing anyone could do in a fast-...
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Is there a superhero who has notably super-strong teeth?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 5 episode 18 “Crusaders of the Lost Mark” has a colt with “super teeth”, who can lift a heavy see-saw by grabbing one end with his teeth. (This pony ...
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Short story trilogy about a human whose parents were missionaries to a planet of cat people

Parents leave him an orphan after the strong gravity kills them, raised by the natives. The cat people are space pirates and he becomes one as well. First story opens, his one-man ship breaks down ...
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What does “Ramble on” by Led Zeppelin have to do with LOTR?

What does the Led Zeppelin song Ramble on have to do with the LOTR? Here is the section of the lyric that references Gollum and Mordor: Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear ...
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Is it a coincidence that both Supergirl and Captain Marvel are named Danvers?

Supergirl is named Kara Danvers (by adoption), and in the latest TV-show iteration, works with her sister Alex Danvers. Captain Marvel (upcoming movie version) is named Carol Danvers. Any ...
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How do the Christmas presents arrive in the dormitories?

In most of the books, Harry and friends wake up on Christmas morning with a pile of presents on the foot of their beds. Has it ever been clarified how exactly they got there? (I have a good number of ...
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Movie with a robot that is drilled in the head

There was a sci-fi movie where a robot was drilled in the head so that the main character can identify the good one from the bad one (I think the good one was the one got drilled. It was just a small ...
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How did Skynet avoid destroying itself on Judgment Day?

It seems at the end of Terminator 3, Skynet relies upon the connected computer network in order to have the intelligence that it has. This made it resistant to any single point of failure to destroy ...
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What line from the Discworld books did Neil Gaiman put into Sandman?

I saw this in an interview (about Good Omens) that Neil Gaiman posted on his tumblr. TP: “In fact, people that have read a lot of the ‘Discworld’ books and a lot of the ‘Sandman’ comics will ...
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How did Skynet screw the world even before its activation?

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines movie, Skynet infected most part of civilian Internet as a powerful unbeatable virus. It also broke US govt. firewall to hack US defense system. All these even ...

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