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How does John Constantine earn a living?

The easiest way to reply is by his nickname that his friends call him: Con-Job In his illustrious career John "Helllblazer" Constantine had quite a few sources of income: Performing in a ...
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What are the Aerodynamic Advantages for a Superhero Flying with a Cape?

Since the speaker didn't expound at all on what he meant by aerodynamics, an explanation has to come from two places: What happened on-screen just before he says this How a cape would affect flying ...
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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate ...
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What's written on the wall?

Not only does it not say anything intelligible in braille, but it would appear that Reverse-Flash decorated his super-secret "vault" with $3 room tiles from allmodern and spray painted them silver to ...
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What is the viewing order for CW's DC shared universe?

You only have to have a viewing order when there is a multi-part episode that spans a show. There are multi-part crossovers that span multiple shows that won't make complete sense if you watch one ...
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How does Supergirl get her ears pierced?

Update: According to the show's producer Ali Adler (via twitter), Kara got her ears pierced on Krypton. This clearly fails to explain why she doesn't appear to have pierced ears in the escape pod (!!!)...
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The Flash healing factor (new TV series)

Barry Allen, in The Flash, doesn't have a healing factor in the sense that the term is typically used in comics. He is not able to heal wounds or injuries that normal humans could not. What he has is ...
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Is Oliver Purposely Referring to Bruce Wayne or Just Coincidence?

It's not a coincidence, but it's not an in-universe reference. It's an "inside joke" of sorts. Stephen Amell has gone on record multiple times as saying that he tries to get the writers to work as ...
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Where is Starling City located?

tl;dr: We don't know where it's located, and apparently, neither do the writers. We have gotten a ton of contradictory information, but based on the information we've seen and heard on screen, it's ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

In the comics, Barry Allen has been shown to run faster than light, as per @Keen's answer to this related question. Exactly how fast has never really been measured -- as far as I know, they've never ...
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Why could Supergirl not breathe in space?

why could Supergirl not be able to breathe in space? Because no-one can...there's no air. She can't breathe in space unless she stores solar energy and holds her breath. In the modern version of ...
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Why the different colors of speedster’s lightning?

In the comics, yellow is a pure form, and red is the negative form of the Speed Force, and blue is from doping. This seems to basically translate over into the show: Yellow/Gold lightning is from the ...
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Does Ray Palmer from Arrow become Atom?

Yes, it appears the former Man of Steel, Brandon Routh will be taking up the costume of the Atom, working at least for a time, with Oliver Queen and Team Arrow. From TVLine: Brandon Routh is ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper exist in the Flash universe?

Most likely, yes, Big Bang Theory, as a fictional television show, exists in the Arrowverse. On the show, Cisco often makes pop culture references to television shows, movies, etc. that really exist. ...
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Why are Felicity, Cisco, and Caitlin re-introduced to each other in The Flash: Going Rogue?

Out-of-universe, it was a way to prevent viewers who hadn't seen Arrow from being confused, while also getting in a nice plug for why they should go check it out. In-universe, the man making the ...
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How does Oliver Queen fund his "extra-curricular activities"?

As of the beginning of Arrow's 4th season, most of the money that Oliver's team spends appears to come from Felicity. She is now the CEO of Palmer Technologies (somewhat ironically putting her in ...
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Why would Ra’s al Ghul destroy Gotham but save Starling City?

What's important to remember is that Ra's al Ghul in the Nolanverse and Ra's al Ghul in the Arrowverse are not the same characters; although superficially similar, they have different aspirations and ...
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What are the Aerodynamic Advantages for a Superhero Flying with a Cape?

Absolutely none, the cape would be ridiculously detrimental to any aerodynamics. There is a reason why professional cyclists and other speed athletes wear skintight suits with no pockets or extra ...
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In the 2015 Supergirl pilot, why do they avoid saying "Superman"?

Out-of-universe, it's likely just a technique used to prevent viewers from dwelling on the humongous 'elephant in the room' (e.g. where's Superman and why aren't we watching him instead?). They do ...
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Why does Thea forget who the Arrow is in season 3?

Thea does indeed learn the secret of both her mother and her brother at the end of season 2, in fact she does so in episode 18 of season 2, called Deathstroke. Oliver looks definetely panicky when she ...
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Is there a batman in arrowverse?

Batman has been referenced in three of the universes Earth-1 (main universe) Bruce Wayne exists in this universe, is will known, and lives in Gotham. There is no confirmation of him engaging in ...
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Why isn't everybody a metahuman?

Why isn't everyone who was exposed to the energy wave metahuman? Because in this televised version of the DC Universe, it wasn't necessary for them to all become metahuman, just some of them. The ...
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Can the Flash be held liable for Flash-related property damage?

Yeah, probably... Legally, it seems pretty cut-and-dry. He could argue that the damages were unavoidable in the pursuit of saving lives, but then if I floored it to a crime scene in my car and ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

Strictly from the TV show up to the point of Legends of Today, Caitlin Snow mentions his top speed quite accurately: What's the fastest Barry's run? Little over Mach two, when he ran back in time. ...
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Are Rory Williams And Rip Hunter the same person?

Probably not There are a few reasons that Rory and Rip are unlikely to be the same person. Rory Williams is from Doctor Who, whereas Rip Hunter is from the Arrowverse. Just because two characters ...
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Is Oliver Purposely Referring to Bruce Wayne or Just Coincidence?

Is it an in-arrowverse reference? No IGN Article 2014 ...Arrow and Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg stressed that anything you see referencing Batman on the show is “a tease.” Explained ...
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Do I need to watch Arrow before I watch The Flash?

No. It is not an absolute requirement. The two shows are definitely entwined, and there are a number of crossovers between the shows, but you will not have any real problems feeling lost or confused ...
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How does Supergirl get her ears pierced?

I spent quite a while looking through all of the Supergirl-based comics I could find, and I don't see any evidence that she ever wore earrings. (Full disclosure: in most panels, her hair is covering ...
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Where is National City located?

National City, in the TV show, is located somewhere on the west coast of the United States. Most likely, it's located in southern California, just south of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As you ...
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