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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

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 ...
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How was the Deathly Hallows symbol viewed within the Wizarding World?

It doesn't seem like it's widely associated with Grindelwald. It was carved at Durmstrang, so the students there knew it as a sign of Grindelwald, but it seems like the association between Grindelwald ...
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How was the Deathly Hallows symbol viewed within the Wizarding World?

Rowling intended Grindelwald as a metaphor for Hitler, and his Deathly Hallows symbol parallels Hitler's Swastika. J.K. Rowling: You know Owen who won the [UK television] competition to interview me? ...
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What did the German text in Metropolis say?

Yes, the term means "moloch". In German, a "moloch" is figurative speech. Yes, it's also the name of a Canaaite god, but it is usually used to mean something else. A "moloch" is a creature - or ...
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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

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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What does the cover art of Cursed Child mean?

The wings and nest are those of the Augurey, a creature with which one of the main characters (Delphini Diggory) feels a great affinity, even to the point of using the name as her alter ego and having ...
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Symbols in Star Trek: Planet of Judgment book

I bought that when it first came out (yes, I'm that old) and wondered about that. Of course, we didn't have the internet back then so I just took it on faith. As it happens, they are real. I don't ...
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What's the story behind this Rogue One symbol?

It's a "Modified Wren Phoenix crest." Different colored versions of it appear on some Rebel flight helmets. While it doesn't seem to be associated with any particular squadron, it most ...
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Where are the cast and crew logos in Game of Thrones opening credits from?

The sigil of George R. R. Martin which seems to look like a "NES controller d-pad" is in reality a turtle. The sigils of the cast members are their character's house, e.g. a Lannister lion for Peter ...
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Why is the Gayatri mantra used the BSG opening theme? Are the Cylons or the Colonists Hindu?

According to the show's title composer, Bear McReary, the mantra was added at the request of Edward James Olmos. Q ... whose idea was it to incorporate the Gayatri Mantra into the Main Title? A: That ...
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Where are the cast and crew logos in Game of Thrones opening credits from?

It Is Known George R. R. Martin The answer by @RicoRicochet gives the reasoning for his in that it is a turtle because "Turtles have always been my sigil, I suppose.". Bryan Cogman This is ...
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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

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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How was the Deathly Hallows symbol viewed within the Wizarding World?

Unless you were directly affected by Grindelwald, I don't think that the wizarding world in general really had any meaning for anyone other than the people who were the 'Seekers' of the three Hallows. ...
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What is the out-of-universe origin of the Rebel crest?

In the original A New Hope, the rebel crest is only prominently featured on the helmets of the Alliance pilots. Something like the crest first appears in the design process in sketches made by John ...
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What does the circular symbol mean that is worn by many men of the House of El?

Originally, Superman's "S" symbol wasn't meant to be Kryptonian and was just "S for Superman". I don't know exactly when it became Kryptonian in the comics, but it wasn't in John Byrne's revamp from ...
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What seal does Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) use for his letters?

According to the show, he uses his personal mockingbird sigil. Here is a picture of the letter Olenna receives in S5E7: And from the episode summary: Returning to her palanquin, Olenna receives ...
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Why did the Resistance use the Rebel symbol while the First Order didn't use the Empire's?

This is just speculation on my part, but I believe the reason the First Order wants to create an obvious, yet deniable, connection to the Empire. It is sensible to assume that after Palpatine's defeat,...
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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

I'm assuming it is Wonder Man. Very close to this pic from Wikipedia.
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Fiat Voluntas Tua ā€” Are Mrs. Grales & Rachel allegorical characters for Mary and Jesus?

The most obvious interpretation is that Rachel is the Second Coming of Christ (although that is not the only possibility). Human life is about to be extinguished on Earth and will never return. (The ...
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In 1984, is the political ideology Death Worship (Obliteration of Self) related to eastern religions/philosophies?

I can't find anything Orwell said about this. Sorry! But here's some more data: What we know in-universe to 1984: O'Brien doesn't say whether Emmanuel Goldstein actually exists or not! Goldstein, ...
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What's the meaning/history of Snake Eyes' right arm red symbol?

The symbol is tattoed on the Arashikage Ninja Clan members upon graduation. It is the hexagram #63 symbol for Already Fording ("after completion" and "already completed" or "already done"), composed ...
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What does the circular symbol mean that is worn by many men of the House of El?

In early appearances, there was not a lot of consistency about what exactly the symbol on Jor-El's chest looked like. Most commonly, it seems to be a sun-like image (often with a jagged red rim), but ...
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What does the symbol on the tank trooper helmet mean?

You can see in the original concept art (courtesy of The Art of Rogue One) that these are intended to be cut holes, presumably to allow better hearing while operating a tank. This Anovos prop replica ...
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Right foot symbolism in Pacific Rim

There is unlikely to be any intentional motif or significance behind this. The Director, Guillermo del Toro, has explicitly stated that he intentionally avoided all inspirations. I felt there was a ...
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What seal does Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) use for his letters?

Adding a couple of things to Justin's answer. We know very little about the laws of heraldry in Westeros and how they are enforced, but we do know a couple of things: You cannot use a sigil ...
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What does the circular symbol mean that is worn by many men of the House of El?

According to a DC Comics editor, it's Krypton's sun. A comment under another question includes this clipping from a 1970 Superman comic: (Source: Why did Marlon Brando want the ā€œSā€ to be the symbol ...
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Change of Fremen mourning color in Dune series

There is no canonical reference to a change of custom, per se. Ghanima's comments about yellow being the Fremen colour of mourning, and the fact that Ghanima and Leto both would have clear memories of ...
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What seal does Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) use for his letters?

I also found that after being made the Lord of Harrenhal, he created a new sigil for his new house. This lends itself to Littlefinger using his Mockingbird as his only sigil and that it will be ...
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In Neal Stephenson's "Anathem," is Cnoüs' statue a reference to Freemasonry?

A motif in the novel is "carving something specific out of the undifferentiated potential," and the idea of left-over cast-off from sculpting work, generally. For example: Edharian Thousanders ...
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Why fifteen stars on the 'Star Wars' New Republic Insignia?

The stars symbolized the one community of the galaxy. It is mentioned in the article on Heir to the Empire Sourcebook (pg. 11): The Provisonal Council of the New Republic government has adopted a ...
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