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What are the origins of the swords of Grayskull?

In the Masters of the Universe franchise, the Sword of power and Sword of protection are the magical weapons which can channel the Power of Grayskull, the Castle which is the center point for all ...
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Why does Thorin tell Bilbo that he has “keen eyes”?

In the second film why does Thorin think Bilbo has keen eyes? Bilbo finds a mountain sized dwarf carved into a mountain that they are all standing next to and for some reason Thorin thinks it means ...
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Plot holes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

In “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, I am confused about the whole ending. Why wouldn’t Professors Snape and Lupin (the werewolf) tell the Ministry the whole story, since they were both ...
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What was the purpose of the hanging chair?

The crew of the Louis & Clark all sat at stations in regular chairs, but Captain Miller had a swinging hanging chair that spun around. Why does his chair hang and swing? I think the Event Horizon ...
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Why didn’t they activate the distress beacon earlier?

When the Louis & Clark got damaged they said no rescue is coming, antenna array is shot. They implied they had no way to call for help. Then they went through all the horrors of the film until ...
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90s anime - A girl fights a demon, whom she eventually marries

I'm looking for a possible 90s anime that my mum spoke about. The things she remembers are brief, but all she can remember is that this girl/woman sets out to protect two people from a demon dude. ...
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Why/how does Luke happen to land on Degobah so close to Yoda's home? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to Degobah and receives training from Yoda. But how does he know where on Degobah Yoda resides? Per Wookiepedia, Degobah is 14,410 kilometers in ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry goes to live with Snape

I'm looking for a fanfic where Dumbledore decided to send Harry 'live' with Snape after the events of the third or fourth book (if I'm not mistaken, the fourth). At first Snape continues to see Harry ...
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How did the T-850 still function after it removed its second battery?

In T-3, the T-850 removes its backup battery and shoves it in the T-X’s mouth. It then says “You’re terminated” while still holding on to the T-X’s wires. How did the 850 keep functioning for so long ...
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Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?

Noticed it wasn’t answered in my other Beyonder related question. Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?
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Where is the deflector array on the Phoenix?

In Star Trek: First Contact, the Phoenix reaches a speed of about 47,000,000 mph. When the ship is seen from the Enterprise, we see no deflector array. In fact, shields are never even mentioned at ...
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What is the extent of Aditi and Vikrant's jurisdiction?

On Anjaan: Special Crimes Unit, Vikrant and Aditi work for the Mumbai police, at least according to what Vikrant frequently declares. Yet we've seen them take supernatural cases in Uttarakhand, 1700 ...
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90s (or earlier) short story about an old man turning children into stone on Halloween night

I'm looking for a short story, (I think geared towards kids, because that's the age range when I first read it, around 1995-1996) of the horror genre, in which a group of kids on Halloween night go to ...
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Song refrain in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”

I'm looking for the name of this song from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It plays towards the end of the hilarious scene where Ron has eaten the love-potion laced chocolates. The song ...
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Does anyone know the background battle music playing in the sci-fi anime “Sekirei”?

For years now, I've tried checking compilations of the original Sekirei sound track to find it, but no luck. I've included a short clip of a fight scene where the music starts, here: ...
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Egyptian reincarnation story about an american soldier in egypt reliving his past life

An American soldier is sent as an advisor to Egypt just after one of the Arab-Israeli wars, and he suffers hallucinatory episodes before landing of reliving a life as a soldier serving Egypt in the ...
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Is there any mention to Scott Howard's mother in the original Teen Wolf franchise?

Teen Wolf originally was a 1986 fantasy-comedy film about, well...a teen wolf. Scott Howard lives with his dad Harold and is a good, if socially awkward 16/17 year old student with nothing else ...
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Is Agent Alpha from the MiB cartoon canon?

Agent Alpha, a human genius who worked for MiB, went rogue and started grafting Alien DNA and body parts to himself, was one of the biggest series threats in the cartoon. However, there was no mention ...
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Did Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie take place in an alternate timeline?

The 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie plays out like an extended special episode, giving the Rangers new "Ninjetti" powers and Zords based not around the Dinosaurs, but modern day ...
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How did Jareth become the Goblin King?

In the film Labyrinth Jareth, the Goblin King has the form of a healthy, handsome middle aged human male, played flawlessly by David Bowie. The rest of the Goblins are all essentially creaturelings of ...
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Story from the 40s or 50s with a loft full of boulder like life forms

A guy’s loft is inhabited by hulking giant boulder like objects. He eventually learns they are life forms with an extremely slow almost glacial metabolism. They move only an inch or two in a year.
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Novel about a woman who is transformed into an elf

So this is going to be very vague for which I apologise. At least 10 years ago I read a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid novel in a library about a woman (she possibly lived in a junkyard or tinkered with broken ...
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Is there any backstory and proper explanation for Wes Craven's the Wraith?

In-story, the character is the reincarnation of a young man killed by a gang of road pirates; they beat him, stabbed him, locked his body in a car and sent it off of a cliff. From this, we can assume ...
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In MoonWalker, the film, what exactly was Michael implied to be?

At the end of the film MoonWalker Micheal Jackson's fictional version is implied to be something more than human. He has a connection to falling stars which give him various transformative powers, ...
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Comic with device causing lock-in syndrome

I am looking for a comic (or graphic novel) I read about 8 years ago [*], where one of the characters had a device that induces immediate lock-in syndrome. Towards the end of the story, one of the ...
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When was the first time that a human skull with a black raven sat upon it was used to refer to Edgar Allan Poe?

I am curious about when was the first time (novel, tale, paint, drawing, etc.) that the iconic human skull/raven motif was used to refer to the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe?
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Did the end of “The Matrix Revolutions” indicate the nature of Matrix is foundamentally changed, or is it simply a new repetition? [on hold]

According to my understanding of the basic worldbuilding of The Matrix, the current Matrix shown in the movie series was its version 3, iteration 6. By design of the Architect, in each iteration of ...
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Novel in which space traders train a spearman army for a decaying medieval empire [duplicate]

I read this scifi novel/short story around the 2000s in a public library, and I recall the following plot points which could be helpful in its identification: The space traders (not sure if traders, ...
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Why was Ron so mean to some people in Goblet of Fire?

In the movie, Ron makes a joke with Harry about how a fat girl from whatever house she was in can't be a swan because she's fat. During a class where McGonagall was teaching and Mr filch was figuring ...
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Why did walls at Kings Landing explode from dragonfire? [duplicate]

When the dragonfire hits a solid wall, the wall explodes. But it has been commented previously that the walls can become a prison during dragon attacks. Balerion roasted King Harren and all of his ...
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Short story with cave on moon and married couple

I need to identify a short story - I have a feeling it is mid-20th century. A man and wife journey to the moon, I think as tourists. They go for a walk and find a cave, within which there is a ...
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Book about a talking robot that broke down?

I remember having read a book about a robot that was in charge of a space ship, while the human commander was in some sort of sleeping state. The robot broke down and was mostly talking gibberish. I ...
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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 is the connection between the Beyonder race and classic Beyonder?

I’ve read comic books with pre retcon Beyonder, as well as some with the race of Beyonders, and in one, it references there being ‘ a child unit from the secret wars ‘ who was one. They both come from ...
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Does anyone in the MCU share these or other neo-pronouns? [on hold]

I'm wondering if any characters have my pronouns or my friends pronouns, Adam (pronouns he/him) says Marvel is very LGBTQIAA+ friendly but when my friend Quince (pronouns zir/zhey) asked if any ...
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How is Magneto able to generate powerful magnetic fields? [on hold]

To create a magnetic field you need to able to create the orbital pattern required to sustain the field and a moving electron is not enough. I know Magneto can perform this task, but the question is ...
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Rules of the Annual Purge?

Is it legal to kill or harm children in the purge? It says that ONLY LEVEL 10 government officials are immune... but I dont know if there are more rules about children stated in the movies and shows.
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How was Excalibur forged? [on hold]

This may depend on the "version", but one of the greatest legendary blades known is Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur. Contrary to popular misconception, Excalibur is not the sword Arthur pulled ...
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Is there any information on what happened to Vector?

In Despicable Me, after being defeated, Vector is shown standing on the moon wearing a space helmet of some sort. Is he, after that scene, dead, elaborately explained into surviving, or just never ...
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What are canon feats showing Blue Marvel's maximum strength, speed and energy output?

Adam Brashear has been shown to be able to keep physical pace with some of the strongest beings in Marvel, including the likes of Hulk and Sentry. I was wondering if there were any canon scans or ...
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What happened to the skin of the T-1000 and T-X terminators after they time-travel?

In the first Terminator movie, Kyle Reese explains to Dr. Silberman that only living organisms (or things encased within them) can go through time. REESE: "You go naked. Something about the field ...
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SciFi book from an alien's perspective

I'm looking for a SciFi book I came across when I was a kid (25+ years ago) which starts out with a scene where the narrator describes seeing these "aliens" who are tall and hairless except for a tuft ...
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In Star Wars lore, who made the first light saber and how was it developed?

Extended universe books allude to a Jedi having to "forge" their own light saber as part of their trials. It seems to be both a rite of passage, and a somewhat holy experience. The connection isn't ...
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The Flash (Vol. 2) where Wally West casually fetches the Cosmic Treadmill from the past under his own power?

There's a 2-3 panel sequence during the Wally West era of The Flash (volume 2), when the Flash Family are planning to save the world or something. At the time, Wally is the only Flash who can time ...
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Why has Spiderman been depicted in the MCU as so weak or average? [on hold]

He has super strength (depending on who you listen too) and has been shown to be as much as 40 ton capacity and his speed and agility is far beyond any Olympic athlete's wildest dreams. On top of that ...
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parallel or other worlds where time is different [on hold]

In "The Phantom Tollbooth" a child travels into an alternate reality for a day but is gone only a few minutes in his own world. I am looking for stories or real life accounts of any contact with ...
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Source of a Quote by Alpha Trion

By the third day, larger creatures began to appear, and then Prima called me over to witness thing he was eager to point to me...at the head of them, slowly pacing forward with an expression of ...
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What were all the Treasures of Thundera and their effects?

In one of the latter seasons of Thundercats, the planet of Thundera was magically reformed, and the over-arching arc was finding the "Treasures of Thundera." I remember some of them, such as: The ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

In Star Wars franchise, AT-AT walker is described as "All-Terrain Armored Transport". Its primary function is to carry and deploy troops. But how exactly does it deploy troops? Do they jump out using ...
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MST3K-reviewed science fiction film that involved a chase scene (and I think some ramming) in a warehouse with what looked like floor buffers

I was looking at Science Fiction Film with a scene where actors dodge huge white crates in futuristic warehouse environment and a memory popped into my find of a film reviewed on Mystery Science ...

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