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No, there is no evidence for him ever using Dark Arts, or for him using any Unforgivable Curses (which really should be termed "We'd-Really-Rather-You-Didn't" Curses, given their frequency of use and general lack of punishment). Salazar was a Parseltounge, a bigot, and quick to anger. This might make him a bad person (at least the second two might), but ...


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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 hated his mother: [Sirius' mother portrait] "Filth! Scum! By-products of dirt and vileness! Half-breeds, mutants, freaks, begone from this place! How dare ...


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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. [...] Fett: What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me. Vader: The Empire will compensate you, if he dies. Put him in. Contrast this to ...


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It seems likely that Galadriel would have destroyed Sauron (and the Ringwraiths). She intimates as much in "The Mirror of Galadriel". And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the ...


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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 that Donkey isn't scared of him. This seems to be the first time this has happened for some considerable time and the script describes him as "disarmed" and "...


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TL;DR: Book's official status within the Alliance (and therefore on his ident chip) was that of a retired Alliance commander. This would result in VIP treatment at most Alliance facilities. I'll outline his entire known history below. Most of this is outlined in the comic "The Shepherd's Tale", which is essentially Book reflecting back on his life while ...


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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 prophecy could have referred to either of them, yet, for his own inscrutable reasons, Voldemort had chosen to believe that Harry was the one meant. (Half-Blood ...


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It happened in Aquaman (1994 series) #2, cover date September 94. Aquaman loses his hand when Charybdis steals his ability to communicate with sea life and sticks Arthur's hand into a piranha-infested pool which results in the loss.


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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 everything he hates about his family). My speculation is that his outlook didn't change, but rather that he never really viewed Kreacher as having feelings to ...


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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 "love" is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it....


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Information on Salazar Slytherin and the Chamber of Secrets can be found at Pottermore; I've taken screenshots for those without a Pottermore account, which are here and here. Salazar Slytherin was indeed a Dark Wizard. This is my interpretation of Slytherin, based on the following information provided by J.K. Rowling, as cited above. Slytherin built the ...


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It seems Barty Crouch Jr compared quite favorably to Mad-Eye Moody, disclosing very few slip ups: ‘It hasn’t been easy, Harry, guiding you through these tasks without arousing suspicion. I have had to use every ounce of cunning I possess, so that my hand would not be detectable in your success. Dumbledore would have been very suspicious if you had ...


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I believe it is because since he is an ogre, he is not used to conversation. People usually grab their torches and pitchforks when they first see him, he's never heard someone try to talk to him and ask him his name. Therefore he is momentarily confused when someone asks his name, because he is not used to people approaching him like that, and also as ...


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This segment of dialogue between Neo and The Architect points out one key way Neo differed from his previous incarnations (emphasis added by me): The Architect: The function of the One is now to return to the source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the ...


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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 Dumbledore and the Keeper of the Hall of Prophecy (later Harry, Ron and Hermione), no one knew of the prophecy's (full) content. Both Snape and Voldemort heard ...


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Out of universe the explanation is simply poor planning. There are a lot of things about the DS9 shape-shifters that don't make sense or are at least inconsistent with how they describe themselves. In universe, there are 3 possibilities I can think of: Odo does see Jake and Nog, but simply pretends he doesn't. Throughout the series, you get the feeling ...


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Let's take it one by one: She shows up unexpected. Check. Rescuing him from a miserable relationship. At the time Richard is engaged to a domineering woman who basically controls his life. Check. Whisks him off to wonders before undreamed-of. London Below is certainly wondrous. Check. Without having much actual depth of character. Hmm. Debatable. Door has ...


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Throughout Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort drops information as to why Wormtail was not given a higher position in the Death Eater circle. Foremost, Voldemort doubted Wormtail's loyalty. In chapter one, The Riddle House, Voldemort castigates Wormtail, telling him that Wormtail's devotion comes from cowardice, not from true loyalty. "Your ...


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In 2001, it was displayed in the Justice League animated TV episode The Enemy Below (Season 1 Episode 3). He cut off his hand so he could get free in time to save his only son, the prince of Atlantis, from being murdered by his brother Orm.


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In the EU, Boba married Sintas Vel in 16 BBY and had the child Ailyn Vel naturally.


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The boring answer is: referenced here with quotes from Steven Moffat and an unidentified "insider". Here we learn that episode 11 will be Doctor Who's first ever single-actor episode, as the Doctor tries to come to terms with But stay tuned ... for the most brilliant fanbait theory ever! (warning: no spoilertagging from here on) The BBC have published ...


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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. Dumbledore outright says that Sirius was kind to house-elves in general and his treatment of Kreacher was an exception. "SO SIRIUS DESERVED WHAT HE GOT, DID ...


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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 necessarily has enlightened attitudes on house-elves. He's merely making a point about Crouch. I read the passages where the gang discuss this, and IMO, I don't ...


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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 keep his mouth shut. Ned touched the boy's head, fingering the thick black hair. "Look at me, Gendry." The apprentice lifted his face. Ned studied the shape ...


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I think it is reasonable to assume that Sauron would have become her servant, because she would be so powerful. But he would not do so willingly, and would, without doubt, know enough about the ring to manipulate Galadriel, slowly but definitively. Saurons existence would have weakened Galadriel, so she might have decided to destroy him. I think the point ...


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To the best of my knowledge, it is never explained in any in universe material, although some have suggested the trauma of a broken engagement, based on the fact that Delirium mentioned in "Fables and Reflections" that she was engaged once, and Destruction speculates in "Endless Nights" that someone may have broken her heart. There is very little evidence ...


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Sauron was a Maiar, one of the servants of the greater Valar, Aulë and a divine being himself. Galadrial no matter how awesome she was with her ring, (made by Sauron) she was one of the Noldor and not even in the same league as Sauron, even as diminished as he was. Yes, she was immortal. Yes, she was a Noldor, one of the greatest of the Elven families and ...


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He probably is the same Santa from our world Taking a look at the movie script, you will note that he actually refers to Lucy by her own name (emphasis mine): Father Christmas stands there. LUCY: Merry Christmas, Sir! FATHER CHRISTMAS: It certainly is, Lucy. Thanks to you. Every other character (aside from Aslan) refers to them solely as ...


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