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Apparently it's called "The Cosmic Cutie". This question was also asked on reddit, which links to this FAQ. According to Douglas, the little green blobby planet thing (nickamed the "Cosmic Cutie") has been struck the final blow, and will not be featured on any of the new (American) HHG books. Here's what Adams had to say: "I HATE the little ...


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I want to say the Wasp, because this shirt seems Avengers-themed and the Wasp was a founding member of the Avengers. For what it's worth, this Wasp wallet has almost the same logo, and is apparently officially licensed: This product is handcrafted in the USA by Buckle-Down, Inc. and is Officially Licensed by Marvel Comics.


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The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) Time Lord (probably one of the Gallifrey High Council, possibly Rassilon) The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) Zygon The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) 2 Toclafane Davros The First Doctor (William Hartnell) K9 The Master (Roger Delgado) Cybermat The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) Jamie (The Empty Child) A Cyberman A Sontaran The Eighth ...


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This is Kaos from Skylanders. Kaos is an evil Portal Master and the primary antagonist of the Skylanders series. He plots to take over Skylands and was responsible for banishing all the Skylanders from their world to Earth after destroying the Core of Light that protected Skylands. Found by searching for burger king toy blue markings forehead "blue hands"...


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After scouring the internet and coming up with nothing, I finally found the answer in the most unlikeliest of places: my aunt’s house. There, by complete coincidence, I saw this keychain: My aunt says it’s from a pencil case she bought at Borders books, a pencil case like this: Which has this keychain: Look a little familiar? Thanks to this, I was able ...


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It's a Pizza Monster, and it does appear elsewhere. They appear in a 1987 episode of the TV series, The Case of the Killer Pizzas: The plot of this episode hints ever so slightly at Alien: Pizza Monster eggs look like meatballs and they were put on pizza to try to trick the turtles. If the turtles had eaten the "meatball pizza" (instead of it being put in ...


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The Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki has the full and, I believe, original image of the one in your question on the page Unseen University. It is captioned thusly: Left to right: The Lecturer in Recent Runes, The Dean, The Librarian, The Archchancellor, The Senior Wrangler, The Bursar, Ponder Stibbons, The Chair of Indefinite Studies and Rincew.... oh ...


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It represents an older symbol for The Wasp, I'm pretty sure it's from an Avengers version, but the wiki page is pretty weak. All I could come up with after 30 mins. Example


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I think it is Kevin, Krypto's new owner in Krypto the Superdog. (Unlike the comics, he is adopted by a normal Earth boy.) Specifically, it looks like this may be the figure from the Krypto & Kevin's First Adventure set.


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Somebody asked Douglas Adams about that green blob thing at a 1997 or 1998 reading I attended. The question (asked by a preteen kid) got a round of applause before the author even had a chance to answer. Adams immediately got very animated and said, "I have no idea!" He explained that he "hate[d] the bloody thing," had no idea why anybody had put it on ...


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Based on this numbering: The following appear (links attempt to give best reference for that particular 'look', a + indicates not technically considered a mutant): Absalom? Madin Battering Ram Chicken Wings Hump Abyss Living Monolith La Nuit Adam X Magneto Feral Karasu Joe Bugs Negasonic Teenage Warhead Oya? Onyxx Skids Hijack? Metalhead ? Harry Leland ...


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I was fortunate to have a chance one-on-one conversation with Douglas Adams, sometime around 1982. (In a bookstore called "A Change of Hobbit," in Santa Monica, California.) When I asked him the same question, and his answer then was that he had no idea what it meant, and that he had never seen the cover art before it was published. This was about a year ...


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Laura Kinney aka X-23 The image has been taken from All-New Wolverine (2015) #5, ComicsVerse has the following description of the issue: The Wasp and the All-New Wolverine, wearing Ant-Man suits, inside of the body of Zelda…? Tom Taylor’s first story arc about the All-New Wolverine draws to a close as Laura Kinney has to steal an Ant-Man suit in ...


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Maria Hill Winter Soldier Nick Fury Scarlet Witch Groot Black Panther Gamora ( kid version) Spider-Man Dr. Strange Mantis Star-Lord Drax Wasp


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The creators of Family Guy probably didn't invest too much money and effort into small pieces of background props like these. Therefore, I'd assume that they didn't use any actual characters, for which they would have needed to pay licensing fees, negotiate how the characters may and may be not be used and so forth. I'd assume they rather drew up some "...


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This is 'Egg Creature'. Apologies if that seems like an anti-climax but, based on a discussion with the filmmakers, I think that's the best answer we're going to get. Firstly, if it seems that this isn't a creature that was mentioned in the books, that's because it isn't. That was my first impression as a Harry Potter gold badge holder and I was unable to ...


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Gentlemen, PLEASE! (And ladies, and mon...apes - decidedly apes). This is an institution of HIGHER LEARNING! Let us be careful to use the Full and Correct Names and Titles of our colleagues AT ALL TIMES! Ahem... #1 is The Chair Of Indefinite Studies. Not sure about the name - CHAIR!!!! WHAT'S YOUR NAME?!?!?! Oh, for heaven's sake, can't understand a word he ...


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A1: A2: USS Defiant (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Hammerhead fighter (Space: Above and Beyond) A3: Borg Cube (Star Trek) X-Wing (Star Wars) A4: The Death Star II (Star Wars) A5: A6: Babylon 5 (in the background, spanning a large area from A6 to D3) Klingon D7-class battlecruiser (Star Trek) (Also A7) Space Vampire Mothership (Lifeforce) A7: Romulan ...


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This character is Jack Skellington's buttocks. The proof is in the puzzle 70 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Prism Art Petit Disney "Tsum Tsum" - The Buttocks which shows the backside of many of your favorite Disney characters in tsum tsum form: Here is what Jack looks like as a plushie: Jack Skellington's buttocks was also featured in the puzzle 70 Piece Jigsaw ...


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This lyrics is based mainly on the "Dragonlance Chronicles" Tuomas (the author) on this song: "This is my personal tribute to fantasy, especially the closest to me; Tolkien & Dragonlance. These worlds have become a sort of inverted reality for me, where the story of "The Kinslayer"* can't become reality... Moreover, I don't believe in this thing ...


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This image is from the book "The Pratchett Portfolio" (ISBN: 0-575-06348-3). According to the accompanying text: Pictured opposite: Caught in uncharacteristically non-eating mode by the iconograph, the current incumbents of magic's highest offices are, left to right: The Lecturer in Recent Runes, the Dean, the Librarian, Mustrum Ridcully the ...


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The first image is Spider-Man in an alternate costume. The others are all members of a group called the Elementals, a fairly obscure group of supervillains. If they use the same names as in the comics they would be Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum respectively.


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The character is Uncle Sam Uncle Sam is described as a spiritual entity created through an occult ritual by the Founding Fathers of the United States. This "Spirit of America" was initially bound to a powerful talisman and would take physical form by merging with a dying patriot. The Spirit of America had taken human form as the Minute-Man during ...


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We can identify all but five of the sixteen illustrated demons from the text of The Phantom Tollbooth itself. Edit: I just noticed that there's a bird-headed snake thing near the back for the first time (#16 in the updated graphic... I had always thought it's head was part of #7's body!). The Monsters of Ignorance 1. The Horrible Hopping Hindsight: "…...


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According to IMDb, Mysterio. Jake Gyllenhaal ... Quentin Beck / Mysterio He is typically a villain. From Wikipedia: Quentin Beck does not possess superhuman abilities but he is an expert designer of special effects devices and stage illusions, a master hypnotist and magician and an amateur chemist and roboticist. He has extensive knowledge of hand-...


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The protagonist of Lovecraft's short story The Horror at Red Hook is Thomas Malone, a detective with the NYPD.


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The woman in question is Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, who was introduced (properly) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with her brother Quicksilver. As for her exchange with Thanos and its connotations. Thanos: I don't even know who you are. This is true. This "2014 Thanos" has never met Wanda, contrary to his 2018 ...


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This would be James-Michael Starling. Able to draw his power from the biosphere Model X3Z, the previous model with the same abilities, had Omega symbols on its palms Appears in a The Defenders issue First appears in Omega the Unknown #1 which was released in 1976 Starling kills himself when he unleashes said energy onto himself The Defenders #77:


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That's Barbatos, otherwise know as the Bat-God. He comes from the Dark Multiverse.


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Clearly the Wasp. Wonder Man would be the only other alternative in my opinion (one of my underutilized faves btw) however his isn't really close when examined comparatively.


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