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What is the backstory to Gabriel Van Helsing?"

The 2004 action horror Van Helsing , the titular character, played by Hugh Jackman, is a modern-day, re-interpretation of the famous vampire hunter from the Dracula novel. The film combined elements ...
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Manga involving a high school and parasites

I read a manga about 4 years ago and I lost it and I haven’t been able it forget about it ever since. I’ve been trying to find it but I’ve had no results. At the beginning of the story I’m pretty sure ...
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The Addams Family, Question 4: What the heck _is_ Cousin Itt?

Is Itt human under all that hair, or is the hair itself a living kind of entity similar to Thing?
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The Addams Family, Question 3: HOW does Thing even WORK?

Thing is the the Addams Family sentient right hand... pet... servant, kind of. He is autonomous, moves and seems to think on his own and respond to verbal commands, and is always there to lend a hand [...
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The Addams Family, Question 2: Do magic and ghost exist in their reality?

Between Gate [their "pet" gate which seems to be sentient, romping with people and opening up for them], Morticia saying she studied "spells and casting", Granny/Mama working over her cauldron in the ...
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Is there an in-universe reason Harry says this or is this simply a Rowling mistake?

After Sirius dies (in Order of the Phoenix), in Dumbledore's office, Harry thinks: Harry turned his back on Dumbledore and stared determinedly out of the window. He could see the Quidditch stadium ...
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Did Green Arrow ever acknowledge Batman as a “role model”

Way back when GA was created, DC was basically looking to create a "second Batman". So they made Oliver Queen a billionaire, gave him a boy sidekick, gave him an Arrow-car, etc, etc. My question is, ...
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On Fantasy Island, what exactly is Mr. Roarke?

In the various version of Fantasy Island, it is hinted that Mr. Roarke is an immortal being of some sort. His original actor, Ricardo Montalban, theorized he was a fallen Angel [and the island itself ...
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Early 80’s short story about invisible gremlins viewable only with special glasses

These gremlins were everywhere causing mayhem, pulling on ladders, etc. Their antics were sometimes fairly innocent but also occasionally dangerous. They could only be seen through the special ...
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When did Sauron acquire fellbeasts?

I am focusing on the fellbeasts acting as Nazgul mount. What are fellbeasts and when did Sauron acquire them? Are they Sauron's own creation or did he collaborate with them? Do they appear in any ...
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Is Zack Morris's “time stop” ability in **Saved By the Bell** a supernatural ability?

I've always wondered if Zack Morris's ability to stop time in the show was to be taken literally as an ability, or if it was just a story device. The latter actually would make more sense... but for ...
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The Addams Family: What ARE they? [on hold]

Honestly, there are too many questions I have about the Addams family, as people and a series/franchise that may be hard to answer. Granted, with decades of history and various interpretations and ...
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How did Lapis get to homeworld?

After Steven freed Lapis in season 1, she started to fly back to homeworld. At the end of the season, she gave a warning to the Crystal Gems that homeworld has changed, shortly before coming back mith ...
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Did Sauron ever betray Morgoth?

Sauron was given the title "Sauron the Deceiver" because he used charm and deception to gain control over others. He taught ring-craft to the elves and gave Rings of Power to men and dwarves so that ...
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Why didn't the Ministry detect Dobby Apparating?

In Chapter Two of Chamber of Secrets Dobby smashes the pudding and Disapparates: The pudding fell to the floor with a heart-stopping crash. Cream splattered the windows and walls as the dish ...
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Has Rowling commented on the Goblins' resemblance to the common “Jew” caricature?

As a disclaimer, I am not asking whether or not Rowling is an antisemite. She has commented on antisemitism before, and the answer to the question of her deeply held personal views would almost ...
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potrtayed urban areas vs rural areas in sci-fi literature [on hold]

urban areas are portrayed very often in sci-fi movies but how rural areas are portrayed - where can I find examples of rural areas in sci-fi movies or sci-fi books or maybe sci-fi RPG games like ...
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Doesn't Rick and Morty's premise preclude its own existence? [on hold]

Rick and Morty takes place in an infinite multiverse with infinite variety, and it is possible to travel between realities. The problem is that if this is actually an infinite multiverse, then every ...
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Wouldn't Kreacher have been able to escape even without following an order?

In Chapter Ten of Deathly Hallows we are presented with the story of Kreacher's escape from Voldemort's cave: “How did you get away?” Harry asked, and he was not surprised to hear himself ...
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Series between 1980 - 2000 about humanoid boy trying to live like a human

Trying to look for a series between 1980 - 2000, where the son was an android trying live a human life. I can remember everyday he had to pull the cable out of his stomach to charge himself.
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What is the origin of the “being immortal sucks” trope?

In a lot of science fiction and fantasy, there is the trope of someone becoming immortal, but then being really sad about it, deciding that it is worse than being mortal. What is the oldest work to ...
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What did the first ever Hunger Games look like?

What did the first ever Hunger Games look like? I'm looking for answers from the movies or books.
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Avatar State Plot Hole

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season 1 Episode 2, Aang enters the Avatar State to save himself from drowning when he is thrown off the side of a boat: Aang also enters the Avatar State in Season 1 ...
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What happened when Adam Reith reached Earth?

In Jack Vance’s Tschai Cycle (Planet of Adventure), Adam Reith, Traz Onmale, and Anacho spend four books running across the planet Tschai, searching for a spaceship to take Adam home to Earth, ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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How did Severus Snape use Felix Felicis potion?

Horace Slughorn claimed that only once a student prepared a 'good enough' Draught of Living Death potion, receiving a Felix Felicis probe (before Harry did). I guess that student was Severus Snape. ...
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Is anything known about the credits artwork from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad?

The opening credits of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (a Harryhausen monster classic) features the camera panning across an artwork that shows scenes from the film. It ...
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Looking for a book about out of body experiences and entering dragons minds

One of the major themes in this book is a specific berry/fruit that, when eaten, causes the person who eats it to slip into a coma and have an out of body experience. They can then float around at ...
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Just watched Terminator: Genisys: Pops is called “skin job” by Kyle R. — significant?

Obviously a term from Blade Runner, I am guessing this is not incidental but can find little about it online.
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What does “We have long ago paid the goblins of Moria,” from The Hobbit mean?

“We have long ago paid the goblins of Moria,” said Thorin. From chapter 1 of the book The Hobbit by Tolkien. What does it mean? Did the goblins pay for their murder or did the dwarves stop paying ...
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How did Superman get his electrical powers in Superman Blue?

I just read the Superman Blue volume 1 trade paperback (collecting Superman #122-125, Adventures of Superman #545-547, Action Comics #732-734, Superman: The Man of Steel #67-69, and Superman Annual #9,...
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A 2013-14 show about youth with elemental monsters that aired on Teletoon or Cartoon Network

The main character, a boy had a fire monster and his friends all had different monsters with different elements. In the finale the boy convinced a giant fire monster (I think they were titans or ...
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Aftermath of Tyranid Conquest [on hold]

I was pondering what exactly happens to the galaxy after it has been completely conquered by the Tyranids and they have consumed all the biomass. This will wipe out the Tau and the Imperium (and the ...
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Story about early stages of terraforming Mars and opposition to the project?

I read this story (probably a novel, but maybe a short story or novella) in the mid-1990s or earlier. I have an uncertain memory that it may have been a sequel or the second story in a series. I also ...
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Fantasy novel about a nobleman on a quest

Read the novel in the late eighties as a child. Short novel in a paperback format. About 150 pages. My memory is hazy so some details may be plain wrong. The evil wizard X, left the realm of (...
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How does a House Elf know its name was called?

When a Wizard calls his House Elf's name, it appears. But how does the Elf know it was called?
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How often do comic artists change during single comicbook? [on hold]

I'm not very familiar with actually reading comic books instead of watching TV and animated series, but here goes: I recently started reading Amazing Spider-Man from issue 546 and then between 573 ...
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Was “Let's put a smile on that face” taken from Batman Beyond?

In this Batman Beyond clip one of the Jokers says: Let's put a smile on that face. Is there any official source that Nolan got that quote from Batman Beyond and used it for the Joker in The Dark ...
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Fantasy Book that has travel through hippopotamus

I have vague memory of a book about a kid going to another world by hippopotamus. I remember it was a good book. It was a fantasy novel as I remember there was a blind king and a music band that jumps ...
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Has Dumbledore ever scolded Harry?

We see in both books and movies that Harry Potter is Dumbledore's golden boy. Their relationship was more of a personal thing. Dumbledore was more like a mentor than a headmaster to Harry and ...
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How does Morgan get to the stranded people in The Fountains of Paradise?

I have just finished reading this book by Arthur C. Clarke, and while I mostly enjoyed it, there is one thing I cannot wrap my head around. Near the end of the book, when engineer Morgan uses a ...
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Movie about cop with a control chip in his head which breaks

In the 90s or early 00s I watched a film about a corporation who controlled society. All citizens had a chip in their heads, that substitutes and decors their reality. For example, a future style city ...
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How many people did Harry kill during Battle of Hogwarts? [duplicate]

Seeing that Voldemort got killed by his own killing curse, it seems to me that J. K. Rowling has enforced Batman's "No Kill Policy" on Harry. But, is this really the case? If I recall murders ...
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Old zombie movie I saw in the early 90's where a girl crawls through the duct vents of the apt building to escape them

It was a movie that took place in I think an apartment complex. There was a little girl who got attacked in her apartment and she had to escape by crawling from room to room through the duct vents. ...
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Space station with sentient spiders

I saw a film a few years ago. They had a spaceship and went to their spaceship station where these spider type things were on board where they later found out. They leave and blow up the station and ...
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What game is John playing?

In the arcade in Terminator 2, John is seen playing some sort of game with a big seat that rotates around. What game is it?
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80s sci fi film with line “Paris? Bye bye!” [duplicate]

I've just been reminded by a friend of a line in a film we saw mid/late '80s (on video, so may have been earlier but it definitely had an 80s feel to it). It was a humorous sci fi involving humans and ...
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Short story with an alcoholic being pursued by imaginary animals that other people can see

My wife and I passed by a winery with a pink elephant statue, and I cracked a joke about how this time, you knew you were drunk when you stopped seeing pink elephants, whereupon, I learned she'd never ...
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Was Caesar always called Caesar in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes?

Was there ever a cut of the 1972 movie Conquest of the Planet of the Apes in which Armando addressed Roddy McDowall's character as "Milo" at the beginning? I could swear that the first time I saw ...
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TV educational short film with kids trying to find a paleontologist via his messages. Turns out he's a dinosaur

I think I watched this in the mid 90s. A group of kids are supposed to meet a paleontologist, I think at a museum. At the meeting place, they find a message from him (and I think a broken crate and ...

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