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Manga about a scientist who experimented on a guy to have her child

The main character is a girl who’s named Cece and she was a scientist who experimented on a guy to have his child. Couple years later her son decided to find his father and when he does he lies to his ...
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What if Ushio was stillborn, but Nagisa still died giving birth to her?

As bad as it was when Nagisa died, and Ushio lived for 5 years before dying herself... it could have been much, much worse. What if Ushio died a stillborn baby, and Nagisa still died the same way as ...
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1996-2006 Point and Click Website with Arcimboldo Painting Puzzle

Platform: Web Genre: Puzzle / Point and Click Original Release: Yes Estimated year of release: 1996 to 2006 Audience: All. No nudity nor gore. Puzzles were solvable by kids but difficult. Locale: Text ...
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“That was a man”

This was a short story, probably written well before the 90's. A human was called before the ruler at some alien planet, I seem to recall like at a trading port. He was about the only human there. The ...
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What episode or season does Oliver tell someone to “Go to hell” and then the person fires back “Can’t. Already here”

I was just thinking about Oliver telling people to go to hell but someone says they are already there. Who is it?
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Who are these red cloaked figures?

Does anyone know if these red cloaked figures seen standing behind Zyn Javeb have an official name?
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Why did Tolkien describe religious cults in Numenor only?

In most of J.R.R. Tolkien's works, no organized religion exists, no prayers and no worship sites, temples, churches, holy groves or similar. The monotheistic-style god Eru Ilúvatar is mostly passive, ...
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Is the concept of “zones of thought” specific to Vernor Vinge's work? [closed]

I'm currently reading Vernor Vinge's "A Fire upon the deep" (in French though...) and feel I'm already familiar with his idea of the deeper you are in the galaxy, the longest time you need ...
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1970s YA Sci-Fi novel with plot similarities to “Saturday, the Twelfth of October”

I read this book in the late '70s, years before I came across Norma Fox Glazer's Saturday, the 12th of October. This protagonist is a girl in her early teens who's insecure and not popular. One ...
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Help me with name of this manga/webtoon

Story about male protagonist with special eyes that tells him if thing are safe or not; green = safe. Can’t remember if it’s a manga or webtoon. It start with a male protagonist who was dying on a ...
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Comic book short story about man trying to escape Hades

It is a story from a comic book that had to be published before 1967. I remember a splash page which shows, in a bird's eye view, a bespectacled man climbing a sheer, rocky cliff face with a trail of ...
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How did Nicholas Knight become a cop if he couldn't be seen in the day?

Forever Knight was a mid-90s supernatural crime drama surrounding Nicholas Knight, a French-born nobleman turned vampire living in modern times and working as a police officer. As the opening ...
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Why did the time freeze not work on this vinyl record?

In Artemis Fowl (2020), the time freeze didn't affect this playing vinyl record: Foaly activated a time-freeze capsule in the restaurant in order to catch a full-sized troll. Why did the time freeze ...
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How do centaurs sleep? [closed]

This question applies not only to Harry Potter centaurs but generally all centuars - how do they sleep ? They can't lie down like humans . Lying down like a horse would also be difficult due to human ...
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Is the other Magnus supposed to be straight edge?

From what we see of the other Magnus' room, we can see he's into punk (flyers, texts on the wall). He also has quite a number of tattoos. He also has a prominent black X on the back of his left hand. ...
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What's at the other end of the Forbidden Forest? [duplicate]

The Forbidden Forest is unquestionably massive. As the title implies, what's at the other end of the forest ? Surely the forest must come to an end somewhere - so what exists beyond the forest ?
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Old PS2 or O.G. Xbox video game where a sorcerer takes control of armor

PS2 or O.G. Xbox game: Sorcerer has to take control of knight's armor that is on display to use to get across a bridge. The first mission starts off in a battle; you play as knight then though the ...
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Can a student decline to be a prefect?

This answer argues that the prefects bathroom is an incentive for prefects. The implication is that students could choose to not be prefects, even if chosen by the administration. Yet from what we see ...
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Why don't Immortals use guns in the Highlander TV series?

I'm wanting to run an email RPG with my family based on Highlander the Series. I haven't watched it since I was a kid though so I'm searching through online resources to refresh my memories of the ...
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How did the Zalkonians suffocate the entire Enterprise crew?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Transfigurations," the Enterprise was intercepted by "Sudan," a Zalkonian tracking down "John Doe," the mutating Zalkonian. When ...
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Is there any documentation/theory that connects magic and science? [closed]

I was playing starbound and it made me think: In this universe there is some form of 'magic' while heavily relying on science (sine the game is about exploring stars with a space ship). Is there a ...
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Are specific dates of the Snap and the Blip known? Why or why not?

The fandom pages gives the dates of the Snap and the Blip as "Spring 2018" and "October 2023". You would think that these dates would be well known to all in-universe similar to, ...
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Are Gatekeeper droids from Star Wars capable of movement?

I am curious if Gatekeeper droids are capable of walking in Star Wars or if they are permanently in the doors you usually see them in.
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Why didn't Interdictor-class Star Destroyer see much use?

In Star Wars, hyperspace is the main way of travel. It's used by the Rebel Alliance both as a way to attack and to escape. Quite understandably, the Empire created Interdictor-class Star Destroyers. ...
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Who is this blue headed droid in “A New Hope”?

Who is this blue-headed droid on Tatooine? It can be seen in A New Hope next to the protocol droid CZ-1.
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Isekai fantasy manga where the main character is reincarnated as young boy with creation magic

The main character was reincarnated as a 6-8 year old boy and can use creation magic. There was also a chapter where he and the princess went shopping and another chapter where the MC and his family ...
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Is there a separate bathroom for prefect boys and girls at Hogwarts?

In the fourth year Harry goes to the Prefects' Bathroom. Was this bathroom shared equally by male and female prefects or were there separate bathrooms?
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Movie where a protagonist wears a helmet that contains lost or ancient knowledge [closed]

There is an old movie (70s or early 80s) where the protagonist in the later part of the film wears a helmet that restores (his?) memory, they come to him in fast forward imagery. From what I recall ...
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Victor Krum Tri-Wizard tournament performance

In chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "The First Task", after the scores are read out for the completion of the first task, Charlie Weasley says: ‘You’re tied in first place,...
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Why does Martha's son have a cleft lip?

The son of Martha and Jonas, whose name does not seem to be given in the series, has what appears to be a mild cleft lip. However, I have been able to confirm that at least two of the actors, who ...
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Cant find a specific anime/cartoon about 2 kids trying to depetrify all humans

I just remember few things: anime/cartoon about a girl and a boy, the girl had some magical power I think and she was given a special cannon or mortar or some form of firing device (not an arm) I ...
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Does the Unknown have a name?

In the Netflix subtitles and the fan wikis alike, Martha's son is referred to as Unknown (in the latter, the Unknown). However, one imagines that he has a name. For Martha not to have given him one ...
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How come Noah has a different surname?

Spoilers for season 3 of the German Netflix series 'DarK' The real name of the character 'Noah' is revealed to be 'Hanno Tauber'. However, in season 3, we get to learn that he is the son of Then how ...
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Is it standard for Del Rey digital books to not include cover images?

I've purchased two titles (epub format), and there are no cover images. Otherwise they are everything to be expected. In place of the cover image is some placeholder image which is the Ballantine/Del ...
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Sci fi story about suspended animation, military, memory upload, memory download into new bodies after death in combat

Looking for a book I remember reading from 80s or 90s. Was about a soldier who would up being put into some type of suspended animation. At some point he gets woken up just for wars then goes back ...
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Is there class favouritism at Hogwarts?

A recent comment claimed that "Hogwarts prefects seem to (largely) come from privileged backgrounds". I'm dubious about this claim, but didn't want to make an extended discussion in an only ...
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Why are laser-based weaponry not more widely used in Star Wars?

In a nutshell, my question is about why laser-based weapons aren't more widely used in Capital ship combat. I recognize the use of point-defense systems in space conflicts like Capital ship battles, ...
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Why do prefects have their own bath?

This always struck me as a weird detail of Goblet of Fire's, is this a normal thing in boarding schools? Or is there a good reason for it at Hogwarts?
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Story identification: person gets super powers from chocolate

I must have seen this in passing about a decade ago. All I remember was the hero got their powers (possibly accidentally) from ingesting chocolate (I think it was just ordinary chocolate, not a ...
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Do we know anything about DareDevil's (Matt Murdock's) Mother from the comics continuity?

In most continuities, Matt Murdock, prior to becoming the super hero DareDevil, was raised by a well-meaning, boxer single father, "Battling" Jack" aka "The Fighting Devil" ...
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Science fiction picture book, one story where duellist cuts opponent in half with laser weapon

A book I read in the school library in the early 1980s. Colour sci-fi picture book with full page pictures (i.e., not just illustrations) and several short stories. I think there was a massive ...
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How do the SGC address codes work?

In Stargate SG1, Samantha Carter and the technical staff implemented their own dialling software and with it a proprietary addressing system for milky-way gates. Instead of the difficult to spell ...
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Sci-fi short story about an idealist and a realist [duplicate]

I'm looking to find a science fiction short story (I think it was by Asimov but I could be wrong). The story is about 2 characters, one who is an idealist who is opposed to military buildup, and a ...
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Who judged Lord Spittleworth's hearing?

Lord Spittleworth had to attend a hearing after he was arrested by Bert and Roderick. But who could have judged the case? It couldn't have been King Fred because he was arrested as well. Who are the ...
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First Chinese story with a flying sword

So, in the Chinese high fantasy "xianxia" genre, a common armament used by characters is magical, flying swords. Sometimes they ride around on them like flying surfboards, sometimes they use ...
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Do Kwami Spells Work in real life? I mean from Miraculous Ladybug [closed]

People are posting of Kwami spells and I think it's too good to be true. It's fun to believe and all but am I wasting my time? Please someone answer I need help.
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If your wand is snapped after being expelled from Hogwarts , can you buy a new one?

Apparently as seen from Hagrid's expulsion, the expelled Wizard or Witch's wand is snapped in half. However, we see on several occasions where people simply replace their broken wand with a new one ( ...
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Can food be created from nothing? [duplicate]

In chapter 5 of the second book, we get this: "Professor McGonagall raised her wand again and pointed it at Snape’s desk. A large plate of sandwiches, two silver goblets, and a jug of iced ...
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Which Sci-Fi work first showed the plot of falsely defaming AI?

In Star Trek: Picard (2020), Synths (AI robots) which led to their ban by the Federation. But, it later turned out that Romulans (a natural species) were behind this to falsely defame Synths so that ...
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Dystopian short story by Walter Jon Williams about AI and human disaffection

This is probably late 1990s early 2000s by Walter Jon Williams. Short story, easy to remember, aside from me not knowing the title. AIs, along with the top 2% of smartest people, basically run ...

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