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Yes. There are a few quotes by C.S. Lewis relating to Aslan and Jesus. In a letter to a young girl named Sophia, Lewis writes, "I don't say. 'Let us represent Christ as Aslan.' I say, 'Supposing there was a world like Narnia, and supposing, like ours, it needed redemption, let us imagine what sort of Incarnation and Passion and Resurrection Christ would ...


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Beren and Lúthien Beren and Lúthien's story, from the Silmarillion, was based on Tolkien's wife Edith dancing for him in the woods near the military hospital where he was recovering after he was invalided out of WWI. She was Lúthien, he was Beren. The Tale of Beren and Lúthien was regarded as the central part of his legendarium by Tolkien. The story and ...


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Yes HP Lexicon says that: Rowling says that Harry, Ron and Hermione were all featured on Chocolate Frog cards This is the excerpt from the relevant interview in 2007: Lecanard: Will we see harry and his friends having their own history on chocolate frogs cards J.K. Rowling: Definitely, and Ron will describe this as his finest hour. As a side ...


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What did fans think of Wesley? I'm not sure about the overall fan reaction; I was too young for Star Trek during TNG's original run, and very little of that remains easily accessible on the Internet. Fortunately, Google has archived the old Usenet group alt.ensign.wesley.die.die.die1 which has over 1400 topics (admittedly many, though not most, of which are ...


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Ser Arthur Dayne - Sword of the Morning. Or as I like to call him: Ser Arthur Dayyuum img src There is not a doubt that Arthur was considered to be the best swordsman of at least the past 100 years, if not ever. From The World of Ice and Fire: At five-and-ten, Ser Jaime Lannister was already a knight—an honor he had received from the hand of Ser ...


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Mr. Spock (12, up to 15) Definite: Leonard Nimoy, most famously Zachary Quinto in the reboot continuity Jacob Kogan played the young Spock in Star Trek (2009) Spock appears as a baby in Star Trek V, although the name of the "actor" is unknown, so far as I know Carl Steven played nine-year-old Spock in Star Trek III Vadia Potenza played 13-year-old Spock in ...


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Duncan Makenzie, the protagonist of Imperial Earth (1976) is a bisexual man, and sexual encounters with both genders are described. In fact, a romantic/sexual triangle between Duncan, his friend and sometimes lover Karl, and a girl called Calindy, is central to the plot.


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Treebeard's voice was based on that of Tolkien's good friend C.S. Lewis. From Humphrey Carpenter's J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, p. 258: When work was resumed, Tolkien drew up outlines for the end of the story - which he did not imagine was more than a few chapters away - and began to sketch the episode where two of the hobbits encounter Treebeard, the ...


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The concept can certainly be dated as early as 1978, with the first mention of Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six in the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


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You want an actor... or someone who has been in the largest amount of comic movies? For a person... Stan Lee. In X-Men (2000), Lee appears as a hotdog stand vendor on the beach when Senator Kelly emerges naked onshore after escaping from Magneto. In Spider-Man (2002), he appeared during Spider-Man's first battle with the Green Goblin, pulling a ...


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Gerontius "The Old" Took, whose longevity (his sole defining character trait, given that he never appears in the book) was based on Tolkien's grandfathers: [The Old Took] has part of his origin in the fact that both my grandfathers were longeval. My father's father was in his eleventh year when Waterloo was fought; my mother's father, a much younger man, ...


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According to the movie, yes Poe and Rey are never introduced until the scene at the end of The Last Jedi, because we are explicitly shown by that scene that they haven't met. It isn't totally reasonable, since they are standing directly on either side of Leia during the map scene in The Force Awakens (And Poe interacts with BB-8 while Rey looks on), so at ...


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In Rendezvous With Rama (1973) two male crew members are in a polyamarous relationship with each other and a woman back on earth. But no one can predict where the lightning will strike, and years ago Mercer and Calvert had established an apparently stable liaison. That was common enough. Much more unusual was the fact that they also shared a wife back ...


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Canon: During the Clone Wars, Jabba was the leader of the "Grand Hutt Council." The Council ruled the entire Hutt Clan and the Hutt Cartel. Legends: Jabba was also the leader of the Council in the Legends continuity. Additionally, he was the leader of the Desilijic clan, one of the most powerful Hutt Kajidics. So Jabba was in fact a very highly ranked ...


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Chris Evans has played seven comic-book characters in movies: Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). Casey Jones in TMNT (2007). Cpt. Jake Jensen in The Losers (2010). Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Steve Rogers/Captain America in The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), The Winter ...


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Rowling says that Harry, Ron and Hermione were all featured on Chocolate Frog cards (BLC). HP-Lexicon: http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/card_wizards.html Trying to find a better source - where she said it. EDIT: See @N_Soong's answer.


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I found no mention of any comments about Nog's size in relation to other Ferengi. So I have no canon quote to explain his height. For explanation as to why there is no mention of it, I looked into his height relative to other Ferengi. In absolute terms, 5' would make Nog the second-shortest known Ferengi, taller only than Kol. Ferengi average ~5' 4 1/4" ...


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Looking through the full list of Aladdin characters, the genies that we see on screen are Genie, Evil Genie, Jafar, and Eden. While we know that Jafar was originally human before wishing to become a genie, there's nothing that I can find that alludes to Genie's or Eden's life before making their appearances. In fact, the very first sentence of Eden's bio ...


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Appears to be "Yes" I haven't found a primary source for this, but numerous secondary sources claim that Lewis once wrote: '[Aslan] is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, "What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia, and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done ...


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If I remember correctly, it went like this: In "The Cage" there was the figure of "Number One" played by Majel Barrett. She was logical and controlled and was first officer on the Enterprise. The folks who controlled the purse strings didn't like having a female character for that position and got Rodenberry to remove Majel Barrett as Number One. Spock's ...


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Aelita: Queen of Mars, a 1924 Russian silent film directed by Yakov Protazanov. Nothing direct, but perhaps the different environment of mars has allowed females to develop a third breast as highlighted in the costume of the leading lady, Yuliya Solntseva


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To avoid smudging her makeup. Your question has excellent timing, as actress Terry Farrell provided the out-of-universe explanation only a few months ago: The makeup itself provided yet another challenge. The spots being initially done in watercolour, she had to keep her neck very stiff to avoid smudging. Terry’s modelling training provided a solution: ...


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No explanation is offered, but it doesn't seem to be that unusual for Ferengi. There's no direct in-universe explanation of Nog's short stature, but short statures do not seem to be uncommon amongst fully-grown Ferengi. For instance, Quark is 5'5" / 1.66 m (going by actor Armin Shimerman's height), making Quark shorter than most of DS9 's main ...


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Why not both? Winn is consciously designed as an enigmatic character, so it's difficult to get a read on exactly what she's really thinking. Watching the show, my impression was that she genuinely believed that she was acting in Bajor's best interests, and was willing to twist any evidence to prove that the Prophets were supporting her; of course, that's ...


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There have been five definite recasts in the MCU thus far: Hulk Originally played by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk and then by Mark Ruffalo in subsequent MCU films. War Machine Originally played by Terrance Howard in Iron Man and then by Don Cheadle in subsequent Iron Man films. Fandral Played by Josh Dallas in Thor and then by Zachary Levi in ...


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Tom Bombadil was named after Tolkien's son's doll. E.g. from here: Tom Bombadil was originally a Dutch doll also belonging to Michael Tolkien. John, his brother, put the doll down a lavatory. Bombadil was rescued and Tolkien wrote The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, originally published in Oxford Magazine in 1934. The original source for this seems to be in ...


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Lucas canon Aside from what other answer answers mention: Aurra Sing, the bounty hunter Disney Canon First Order's Captain Phasma (she's not as much of a freak as Kylo Ren, but she's quite happy committing and commanding massacres, genocide and other war crimes). This is far above and beyond an average Imperial officer. Arguably, Captain/Admiral Rae ...


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