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Harry Potter fanfiction where he perfects a sweet potion

I read a Harry Potter fan-fiction a while ago where Harry perfects a sweet potion. I vaguely remember the potion being called "Fairy Floss" or something like that. I'm pretty sure it was either Drarry ...
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When was DNA evidence from a crime investigation in space first used in a SciFi plot?

In the Space SE question Why were blood and hair follicles from 25 people put on the Moon? I wrote It sounds more like a potential plot for a future CSI Spaceforce episode. That got me thinking, ...
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Is there an incarnation of the Eternal Champion who can remember being Elric?

I was originally going to title this "Is Elric the last incarnation of the Eternal Champion?" but decided to ask something more limited and maybe build towards that. Some incarnations of the Eternal ...
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Time travel story. 2 Researchers are stuck in primitive man times. (Neanderthal or Cromagnon) for MANY years

Paperback probably at least 20 years ago. in English The 2 researchers (1 male and 1 female) are just a side story to the main novel... (Their "story" is told in various interludes between chapters ...
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Where do the spacefaring humans of the MCU come from?

In Guardians of the Galaxy and Vol. 2, we run into several humans who seem to have been in space for quite a while, prior to the events of the Infinity Saga (i.e. before 1995). We know how Peter ...
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How long does it take a starving zombie to become a Romero?

In the series "iZombie," zombified people who don't get a regular diet of grey matter eventually become mindless, savage creatures lovingly referred to as "Romeros." Was it ever established how long ...
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Unknown 80s/90s supernatural thriller movie

I saw a movie many years ago (25+) and haven't found it again since. US made movie. It starts with a woman walking through a parking lot and she's being harassed by some guy and a stranger steps in ...
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How did Han Solo use the Maw Cluster to beat the Kessel Run? [on hold]

We know that Solo made the Kessel Run in a shorter distance by skirting close to the Maw Cluster (with the help of his Class 0.5 modified hyperdrive and navicomputer), but how exactly does the physics ...
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Book with a tower like the crystalline tower in Another Life [closed]

The crystalline tower in Another Life reminds me strongly of a similar tower in a sci book I bought off Amazon a good while ago. What is the book? I remember that the tower sits in a valley and that ...
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Who created the Borg concept? [duplicate]

Who created the Borg concept? Looking at Wikipedia it is clear TNG had already started without the Borg as such, but with the idea that a new powerful adversary was needed. This article suggests a ...
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Who are these characters/superheroes in the posters from Chris's room in Family Guy?

In Chris's room in Family Guy we see some posters of superheroes. I could identify one of them as Triton from Marvel comics But I'm not able to recognize the three other characters (marked in red ...
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How can a single-planet species pose a threat to the Federation?

The United Federation of Planets contains 150 planets-worth of civilisations. This includes Humans, Vulcans, and many others. Presumably they would have a massive capacity for producing warships if ...
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Sci fi novel about reptilian civilization [closed]

I remember reading a novel about the discovery of an ancient reptilian race discovered in a subterranean cave system. I thought it was written by Robert Silverberg but can't find it in his list of ...
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80's 90'sTV series/movie identification, live-action: bad guy turns to be the good one [duplicate]

I remember a sci-fi show/movie as a child where a kid/teen and a generic hero traveled to other planets. One was a mushroom people one, another was a giant people one, can't remember more. They were ...
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Novel about a violent televised Football game played in an area of the actual city. Very similar to Rollerball

Novel from 70s or 80s. Pretty sure it was a Hardback (checked out from library) in English. The setting was very similar to the Rollerball (1975) movie. The broadcast of the show is the "Bread and ...
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Why did Gandalf use a sword against the Balrog?

Shortly after Gandalf first sees the balrog, he orders Aragorn to lead the fellowship to the bridge. Aragorn hesitates, fearing to leave Gandalf alone against such a fearsome enemy, until Gandalf ...
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Humanity as a galactic ring species [duplicate]

Short story, published before 1976. Humanity has spread along the circumference of the galaxy (apparently avoiding the core), and diversified. The main characters are a married couple of a hairless ...
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Cartoon show in which two college students fought monsters

There was this cartoon show I used to watch around 2007-2010 which had an organization fighting monsters and evil. The head of this organization was a woman who also had two children, a boy, and a ...
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How do Mogwai reproduce?

Not talking about the defective, naughty "Pre-Gremlins" that you get when water hits them,... but actual natural reproduction. Does it occur only, like, every 100 years? Are there any female ...
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Effects of a pokeball on a Pokémon? [duplicate]

What actually happens to a Pokémon when its captured into a pokeball does it feel any kinds of negativity like anxiety from being inside such a object or does the Pokeball release some kind of ...
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Intelligent, talking zombies caused by dark water; one zombie kills another zombie

Looking for a movie with intelligent zombies that can talk, one zombie even kills another. Media: Movie What year I saw this: 2004-2009 Tone: Horror/Comedy Setting: America Language: English In color ...
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Story about a fantasy world that does tours for modern-day people

I read a book quite a while ago about a typical fantasy world that somehow had a connection to a modern world, and modern people would go on tours where they would be a "hero", taking part in staged ...
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I'm looking for a Sci-Fi anthology from the late 70s. (the stories are probably older) [duplicate]

So, I had this book when I was about 6. I lost it around when I turned 8, (parents found it, and lets just say they weren't fans of SF) and haven't seen it since. Lately I've been wishing I could let ...
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Short story about a kid who turns out to be a robot?

I read this short story in a compilation of short horror stories for kids back in 2005-06. One thing I do remember is the title of this short story was a combination of numbers and letters, like “...
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What might have influenced Joss Whedon in his creation of the Chinese Alliance?

It appears to me that Firefly's Chinese Alliance was an homage to the late, great Gene Roddenberry. His obscure 1974 made-for-television movie, "Genesis II," was about a man named Dylan Hunt ...
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Does the 40K universe have an equivalent of Kevin Feige?

Part of the success of the MCU has been the hand of Kevin Feige overseeing the various projects ensuring continuity. Do Games Workshop/Black Library have a similar role? It certainly feels in recent ...
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Manga where a ghost on a rooftop can't move on until he finds out an art student loved him back

It's a Yaoi manga, very short, probably a one shot. The story goes that a lonesome guy goes to the rooftop and meets another guy lazing about there. He begins to talk to him and they soon begin to ...
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How were the Avengers able to make this? [duplicate]

After watching Avengers: Endgame many questions were raised in my mind. I asked one here already and got great responses, so here is another one that has been bugging me. However, in Avengers: ...
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Was Darth Maul part of the Separatist movement?

In Star Wars Battlefront II (2005 and 2017), we see Darth Maul in the side of the Separatist. In the Phantom Menace, The Confederacy of Independent Systems or the Separatist is not yet formed only ...
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What exactly is Red River in Garth Ennis's The Boys?

Throughout the story of The Boys by Garth Ennis, there are numerous mentions of so-called "Red River personnel," which are known to have infiltrated the U.S. Secret Service (Herogasm #4) and were ...
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Does the Miskatonic River match a real place?

I haven't read any of H.P. Lovecraft's works, but lately I've been intrigued by these fictional locations in my state of Massachusetts. This is how Wikipedia describes the location. The Miskatonic ...
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How does the time-turning event work in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”? [duplicate]

I know in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry and Hermione go back in time, save Buckbeak and free Sirius Black. However, in the actual movie before this event, Harry sees - according to ...
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Does a person need to be a Wizard to open the Room of Requirement? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question It is stated tha Mr. Filch cannot open the Room because he cannot guess what are the students doing there. But we know that Mr. Filch is a Squib, i.e. his magical ...
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Can plants “hear”?

In the Stormlight Archive series, most plants in the East freak out if you step near them: grass retreats into stone as you step on it, rockbuds pull their vines into their shells if you are close, ...
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Does Fire Emblem: Three Houses have any connection with the Harry Potter series?

The newly released video game Fire Emblem: Three Houses features the main locale as a monastery that acts as a school. Within this school are the titular Three Houses: Black Eagles (red and black), ...
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Ron has Charlie’s old wand [duplicate]

in The philosophers stone Ron says he has Charlie’s old wand. Would it work for him properly. And why would Charlie want a new wand?
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Why is Szeth allowed to sully his grandfather’s reputation?

Szeth says in The Way of Kings that, as he is Truthless, he doesn’t go by Szeth-son-Neturo, so as not to insult his father. Instead he goes by Szeth-son-son-Vallano. Why is it alright, in his mind, to ...
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What happened to cause the events of Flight 7500?

I watched this movie at a friend's house, and thought it was freaky/original/cool. In it, What happens that causes the fate of those passengers? I don't fly much, so I'm a little confused on what ...
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Cartoon with a dead lady riding a ghost western cart towards a bad guy

All I remember is that close to the end of the episode (whatever cartoon it was) a ghostly western cart ridden by a dead lady comes and I think kills or at least scares a bad guy. I think I saw this ...
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When were the Shards of Magnus first mentioned?

I have been reading through the Horus Heresy, and after the attack on Prospero we learn that Magnus was shattered into shards. I know that other Black Library books set in the 41st millennium+ have ...
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How does The Fools Guild make its money?

In the Discworld series, the city of Ankh-Morpork has numerous professions (including criminal professions) managed and regulated by guilds. For most of these it's pretty easy to work out their income ...
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Was this exchange between Captain America and Thor inspired from the comics?

During the final battle in Avengers: Endgame, Amidst the battle, Captain America, At this moment, they have a short exchange of sorts (following up to the one in Avengers: Infinity War) where Thor ...
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In the movie Harry Potter and the Order or the Phoenix, why didn't Mr. Filch succeed to open the Room of Requirement if it's what he needed?

As stated by Dobby in The Order of the Phoenix ‘Because [the Room of Requirement] is a room that a person can only enter,’ said Dobby seriously, ‘when they have real need of it’ Order of ...
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Short story about a teenager who has his brain replaced with a microchip (Psychological Horror)

There was a short story I read as a kid (between 2007 and 2009) about a world where people were raised from a young age with a microchip implanted in their skull which was trained over time to ...
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Would the Elder Wand have been able to destroy a Horcrux?

We see that the Elder Wand is able to perform magic that would not normally be possible with a regular wand. For example, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry fixes his broken wand with it: (...
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Book series in the future with a plague, artificial intelligences, and a mining planet taken over by machines [duplicate]

I'm actually not sure if it was a book series, but there was a question to identify this story several months ago that linked to a website that explained the history and events that took place in this ...
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Who is the young pilot of the Jedi’s ship at the beginning of "The Phantom Menace”?

Who was the pilot who flew Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to negotiate with the Trade Federation?
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Merman Tom, pirate Hermione story

Looking for an unfinished Tomione fanfic on AO3. Tom was a merman, the terror hiding in the depths, terrorizing honest sailors and pirates alike, sinking ships and drowning people in droves. Enter ...
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Does Batman use makeup or UV sunblock?

Prompted by this meme: I don't think it would work. I'm pretty sure Batman uses makeup and/or protection for his exposed skin that would block UV/radiation, the likes. However, I can't pinpoint a ...
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Did the Sith know of Force ghosts?

One of the primary goals of a Sith is to achieve immortality. So my question is: Did the Sith know that the Jedi could become immortal by becoming a Force ghost? And, if so, did any Sith try to ...

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