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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

In-universe the resemblance is noticed by some, but not considered particularly remarkable by people very familiar with them. In the Star Trek: Lower Decks episode "Old Friends, New Planets" ...
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Why did Sirius's outlook towards House Elves change drastically from GoF to OotP?

I would say it is consistent with someone who hates so much his family and everything to do with them. There are many indications of this throughout the books, I gathered some of them here. Sirius ...
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Is canon Boba Fett deserving of his reputation?

Darth Vader clearly respects Boba Fett's skills, and doesn't react with his typical rage when Fett questions his actions: Fett: He's no good to me dead. Vader: He will not be permanently damaged. [.....
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Why does Shrek pause before he says his name?

The film's draft screenplay offers an answer to both instances. I've copied directly from the script itself with the original stage direction placed in [square brackets]. Donkey Shrek is taken aback ...
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When were Frodo and Sam first conceptualized as gay?

This trend began within a few years of publication, at least as early as 1961 The first mention I can find of this theory is in a 1961 issue of the fanzine Sex in Science Fiction, in an article by ...
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

Okay… This started off as a comment, but I think it's actually an answer. I once had a girlfriend, and she had mentioned that there was someone in the same town that was her look-alike. Then one day I ...
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Did Neville Longbottom ever know of his own importance?

Nope. To back up Voronwë's answer. Neville's childhood had been blighted by Voldemort just as much as Harry's had, but Neville had no idea how close he had come to having Harry's destiny. The ...
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Why did Sirius's outlook towards House Elves change drastically from GoF to OotP?

I don't have any additional quotes to support this, other than those provided in elrond's answer, which I think go some way to explaining why he dislikes Kreacher specifically (because he is linked to ...
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Do any Rick and Morty materials provide information about Rick's backstory?

Rick's backstory isn't complete, but we've seen glimpses. I'll list the ones I can remember. Rick grew tired of married life. Rick: Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people calls "...
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Did Neville Longbottom ever know of his own importance?

No, because the full prophecy wasn't exactly known to the general public. “Who heard it?” asked Harry, though he thought he knew the answer already. “I did,” said Dumbledore. Except for ...
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Why did Sirius's outlook towards House Elves change drastically from GoF to OotP?

There wasn't a shift in Sirius' attitude toward house-elves between the books. The only house-elf we see Sirius interact with on-screen (err...on-page) is Kreacher, which colors our perception of him. ...
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Why was Tom Paris chosen to act as a part time nurse?

Janeway 'volunteered' him after he made a snarky remark about the EMH's poor bedside manner. She needed a field medic and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. TUVOK: It is an Emergency ...
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Why did Sirius's outlook towards House Elves change drastically from GoF to OotP?

Just wanted to add to the excellent answers already here... If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. This doesn't mean that he ...
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How did Gendry start to work for Tobho Mott?

Gendry came to work for Tobho Mott when an unnamed Lord paid him to take him on as an apprentice. This lord would have known who Gendry was too as he paid double with the second fee being for Tobho to ...
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What was the name of the dam lake from which the Watcher in the Water guarded the the entrance to Moria?

It didn't have a name; nobody expected it to be there: 'Ah! Here it is at last! ' said Gandalf. `This is where the stream ran: Sirannon, the Gate-stream, they used to call it. But what has happened ...
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Why did Rick burp less frequently in season 2?

According to this random link, Justin Roiland said: The pilot, that was the worst. For some reason I was like, 'Rick has to burp every fucking line.' So I was in there for four hours recording Rick,...
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What happened to Zathras when Babylon-4 disappeared back in time?

According to the (canon) comic In Valen's Name, Zathras remained a loyal and true companion to Sinclair throughout the Minbari-Shadow War, acting as liaison between the Minbari and Entil'Zha as well ...
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Kylo Ren's persona

Both in- and out-of-universe answers are going to boil down to "character development." However, I do strive for the illusion of professionalism, so strap in. In-universe I think we can all agree ...
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Does Galadriel have a natural tendency towards evil?

Two things to think on. (1) The Elves arose in Arda in the East before many of them went off to Valinor. They were already marked by this marring. Two examples of this are the fading of the Elves and ...
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Was Red Shirt Security a rotating detail, like K.P, or was it a dedicated branch of Star Fleet like the M.P's are to the US Army?

Acting as a Security Officer on a starship was a prestige detail and one that required considerable training and expertise. It was one that was promoted to recruits as being filled with excitement and ...
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Norby’s time travel capability?

The original robot created on the dragon planet, Jamya, (by Mentor First, the lead robot left behind on the planet by the Others) had hyperspatial travel abilities. The Others had hyperspace ...
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How Come Harry couldn't see thestrals in his second and fourth year?

When he saw his parents die, he was too young to understand death. As a baby, Harry didn't understand his parents were killed. Even as he begins to remember it more as he gets older, he only remembers ...
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Was Michael Eddington's development worked out from the time of his initial introduction?

No According to Ronald D. Moore in a 1997 AOL chat: 'I am curious if you decided from the start to make Eddington a "bad" guy, or if was just a good story. The same goes for Kasidy' "Neither ...
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Who was Tolkien’s inspiration for Éowyn?

It does not appear that Éowyn is modeled after any specific individual. Some think that Éowyn could have been inspired by the women that would sneak into the war during WWI when Tolkien fought. ...
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Was there a plan for development for Worf and Tasha Yar?

Denise Crosby: I wanted to leave as I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. from startrek.com (archive link) It seems unlikely that there was a plan for the character if ...
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How does "Mad-Eye Barty" compare to Mad-Eye Moody?

Barty Crouch Jr. acted very much like the real Mad-Eye Moody. J.K. Rowling addresses this directly in a question about whether Mad-Eye Moody is actually the real one and whether up to something, since ...
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What was the name of the dam lake from which the Watcher in the Water guarded the the entrance to Moria?

The Book of Mazarbul calls it "the pool", which seems to be the nearest thing to a name that it ever gets: The pool is up to the wall at West-gate. — The Lord of the Rings II 5, "The Bridge of ...
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Why did Nala Se care about how many clone lives Anakin saved in "Shadow of Malevolence"?

She did care, but something made her change her mind later on. Looking at the chronological order of The Clone Wars episodes, it can be noticed that Shadow of Malevolence takes place in an early ...
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How much can regeneration change the Doctor (any timelord)?

Well, we certainly know that The Doctor will get - at least - darker, if not outright evil in at least one future regeneration (even The Master agrees, sort of):
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

Pretend you're a member of Starfleet. You're familiar with a case of a cadet named Locarno, who killed a member of his squad in an accident, covered it up, and was then expelled by Starfleet. Maybe ...
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