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Book featuring body swapping as a world norm

I read this book pre-2003. Body swapping was a world norm, science psychobabble explained away. Souls were IDed and tracked by wrist identification that you were supposed to synchronize right after ...
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Hercules/Xena viewing order?

My wife and I are looking for a new TV show or two to watch, for relative values of 'new'. We've landed on Hercules and the spin-off Xena, as we're both fans of the core mythology, but won't mind ...
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Is the dating of Anakin's fall and redemption/death relative to his age intentional?

Anakin was born in 41.9 BBY. He had his 10th birthday a few days after Ep I ended, and 20th birthday a day before Ep II started. Moving forward, he fell to the dark side at the age of 23, and was ...
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Book about a girl who uses artifacts to purge a dark land

I don't remember a large number of details as I read this book quite a long time ago. I do remember that at the beginning on their way to some kind of kingdom, they have to cross a super dark evil ...
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Young adult book about the teenage son of a powerful superhero, who went to a school for superpowered kids

There was a book I read back in high school about this teen boy who was the son of a powerful superhero. The son always wore red, he had blond hair and glasses I’m pretty sure. He went to this special ...
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Harry Potter and Percy Jackson unite fanfic

It's about where Dumbledore calls two or three students from each house to help Percy Jackson and Camp Half-Blood in fighting the Titans (so it takes place in The Last Olympian). They gather in ...
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Short story about explorers dealing with an extreme windstorm, natives migrate away

I am looking for the name of a short story most likely by Asimov, Bradbury, or Clarke. The plot is about a small group of explorers who have set up an outpost on a planet when they notice that the ...
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Why is Sator not wearing mask in this scene?

I do understand the purpose of the gas mask here: Scene is about retrieving the briefcase from Protagonist. Why is Sator not wearing mask in this scene?
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Why are there so few Force sensitive Mandalorians?

I noticed that there aren't many Mandalorian Force users. Is there something wrong with their genes or is it that the Star Wars creators just don't want Force sensitive Mandalorians? I know only a few ...
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1950-60's movie about alien that crashes to Earth and loses its hand which proceeds to attack people

Does anyone know about an old movie (I think it's black & white) in which an alien that crashes to Earth loses its hand. The thought has occurred to me that this may not be a movie, but a TV show ...
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Is King Kong radioactivity resistant?

In the new trailer of Godzilla vs Kong movie, it is shown that both Godzilla and Kong are fighting with each other and Godzilla uses its atomic breath on Kong. I want to know that in any previous ...
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Why did the other schools participating in the Triwizard Tournament use ships and flying carriages if they could have simply used Portkey?

This question has 2 parts as follows :- 1.) In the Goblet of Fire, the other schools participating the Triwizard tournament used means of transport like flying carriages (Beauxbatons) and ships (...
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How is Harry still a Parselmouth?

He has had this ability because he hosted a part of Voldemort's soul: “Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the ...
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I wanna know some manga where mc is summoned to another world along with his classmates [closed]

Well, I have watched so many anime manga near by, but couldn't find one. I read this one a while ago and cannot find its name. The story goes like this, mc being bullied by classmates, summoning, ...
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Isekai manga with student council MC and girls on council who help elves. He has more than one hero symbol

I'm looking for the name of manga where the MC (main character) and his Student Council group are summoned in isekai fashion (total 4 people including him). Other than him, the others are all girls ...
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How did Kirk manage to get Captaincy of the Enterprise despite just graduating from Academy?

Unless I completely misunderstood the timeline, Star Trek (2009) has the following happen to Kirk: He goes to the Academy At the end of the Academy, he cheats on the Kobayashi Maru test He faces an ...
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Is Sauron invincible when he has the One Ring?

In the opening battle of The Fellowship of the Ring(I can't recall the name of it), Sauron is putting in work killing many men with the swing of his weapon. Eventually Isildur comes out with a hay ...
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Do the guest schools spend an entire academic year in the host school during the Triwizard Tournament?

In Goblet of Fire, we learn about the Triwizard Tournament, and how each of the three schools takes turns hosting it (every five years). Delegations from the two guest schools, made up of students (...
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Isekai where a person gets sent to another world forest with a shotgun

I don't remember much about it but there were elves in the story I think. Just basically he gets sent to another world with a shotgun. I can confirm that it is not any of the following: When a Gun ...
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Short story about aliens with pneumatic brains

I'm trying to identify a story I read in the last 5 years. The central character was an alien who develops a microscope and remotely operated limbs so they can examine their own brain. They discover ...
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Identification: Real time strategy game for PC between 2003 to 2012, has magic and wyrms

Somewhere between 2003 and 2012 I have played a demo of a real time strategy game. I would like to find it again. Here's what I know (every point is sketchy, except last one): It was 3d with free ...
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Why does Sidious always want a new apprentice?

Inspired by these questions Why did Palpatine order Anakin to kill Count Dooku when Anakin was not yet turned to the Dark Side? and If the Emperor and Vader agree to recruit Luke, doesn't that ...
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Who is this red coated magician in “Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems”?

There is a point in the SNES game Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems where you arrive at a volcano, and the only way to proceed forward is to fly over the magma field. At that point in the game, ...
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Conspiracy about a hidden number

I read a short story about a number between (IIRC) three and four being disappeared by a conspiracy. The short story revolves (again, IIRC but not that important) around the death of person (possibly ...
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Will there be another season of My Little Pony friendship is magic? [closed]

The last season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was season nine. Will there be a season ten?
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Who is flying in this picture from Age of Ultron?

I was taking a closer look at the Avengers: Age of Ultron poster and I noticed someone flying in on the top left corner. Who is this new character? What do they have to do with the battle against ...
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What this phrase from “Independence” mean?

On page 4 of Independence, the first book of the Legacy Ship trilogy, is the following passage: He dozed off after setting the nav computer to autopilot. The ship would swivel one hundred eighty ...
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Movie where a lady is shot and left for dead in some trees but is saved and turned into a robot

All I call remember of this film was a lady with dark hair was running through some trees and a few men were chasing her. They shot her a lot and left her for dead. Someone found her and in order to ...
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Why are the First Order's weapons designed this way?

In The Force Awakens, the stormtroopers's weapons have a toyful black and white look. Does it serve an actual purpose or is it just fashionable ? I think all armies consider black to be a standard ...
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Sci-Fi story about people traveling through space in confined spaces then fighting once returning planet side

The story was more or less about 2 people being in space for a long period of time in a small space. They had been living like this for either many months to possibly even years. Towards the end of ...
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How could the Death Star still be operational in The Rise of Skywalker?

In The Rise Of Skywalker, we see a door opens automatically in front of Rey in order to get into the room where Emperor Palpatine presumably hid the wayfinder. Any idea how that door mechanism is ...
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How could the level crossing at the end of Back to the Future 3 know that the locomotive would arrive?

In the end of Back to the Future 3, Marty and Jennifer check the wreckage site of the DeLorean when the railroad level crossing suddenly activates and lowers its barriers without any trains nearby. ...
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Why did Rickon run straight? [S06E09] [closed]

Conditioning (specifically for the fight) by Ramsay? Fear clouding his thinking?
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Novel with a gravity gun which made the target collapse in on itself and disintegrate

Back in 2011-13, I read a short science fiction novel from the internet on aliens and our interaction with them. In that novel the main weapon of choice was a gravity gun which upon firing would cause ...
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Dystopian book where rich people use technology to temporarily inhabit the bodies of the poor

I'm trying to find a book that a friend of mine read. He does not know the title nor the author's name. Here is how he described it: It was a dystopian society where I guess the poor live underground, ...
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Where is LV-223?

In the movie Prometheus, we hear an exchange of dialogue which proceeds roughly as follows: Janek: You know, if you wanna get laid, you really don't have to pretend to be interested in the pyramid ...
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Movie about a very unlucky guy that discovers magic

The movie takes place in some alternate universe where "luck" is scientifically proved to exist. Furthermore, every child (I think) needs to take a test that checks their luck. The two main ...
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Macabre TV show depicting a man being killed by a car with its own will

I remember watching something on TV that scared me pretty badly when I was a kid. This must have been around the year 1984, plus minus one year, on television in Germany. I believe it was an episode ...
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Is every human's soul reaped?

In Dead Like Me, does every human have a soul? Is everyone's soul reaped? Or only a small subset, which is what we directly observe in the series episodes judging by the # of reapers and their ...
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YA thriller with a character named Mango

In the 2000's as a teenager/preteen maybe I read a thriller about a girl who meets someone identical to her, named Mango. I can't remember much else except that I think they were clones and there is ...
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Accelerated decrepitude due to telomere length in Blade Runner?

PREAMBLE: Before there is debate, let me preface this question by stating that I am indeed aware of the question Why do replicants have a short lifespan? However, none of its answers adequately ...
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When and how was the track created in Snowpiercer?

While watching the Snowpiercer TV series on Netflix I started to wonder how exactly the train was able to cross oceans from continent to continent. I got my answer in the final episode of the first ...
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What happens if you don't fit in any of the Hogwarts houses and still have to go to Hogwarts?

Like me for example, I have some traits from some houses but lack other traits. I'm definitely not a Gryffindor because I lack bravery, not a Hufflepuff because I'm lazy, not a Ravenclaw because I'm ...
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Does the internal layout of the Snowpiercer train require lots of suspension of disbelief?

I have started watching the Snowpiercer series on Netflix. Already during the second episode, I am starting to wonder whether the featured interior is supposed to make any sense geometrically. ...
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Book about genderbending shapeshifters who feed off death energy?

I read this novel back in the early 90's. I seem to remember it had a very colorful cover with an image of faces rendered with fairly crude computer graphics. It was an oversized paperback collecting ...
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Why did Protagonist want Kat to do the exchange?

Protagonist: Your wife does the exchange. Sator: I never involve her in my business. Protagonist: Yeah, that's why I trust her. Why did Protagonist even need Kat to do the exchange? Why can't he do ...
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Were the Grey Company the “best mortal fighters in Middle-earth” during the War of the Ring?

In the LOTR Fandom wiki article for the Grey Company, it says: Led by Halbarad Dúnadan and the twin sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir, these Rangers were considered the best mortal fighters in ...
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Cultivation manga where the main character can drink beast blood to get stronger [closed]

He has a technique that allows him to drink beast blood without dying and get stronger from it. I think the technique was "sky devouring technique" or something like that.
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Can witches see octarine?

In many of the Discworld books focusing on wizards, it is often mentioned that only wizards can see octarine, which is the color* of magic. However, I cannot recall it being mentioned in any of the ...
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Manga whose main character's level keeps resetting at level 15

The isekai (manga) is about an ordinary guy who gets transported along with a bunch of random people to this special space. The guide there then explains to them the rules of their world on how they ...

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