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Have any of the lesser rings made by the Elves, beside the 20 Rings of Power, been shown or named?
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Apparently some/many of the essay rings were kept in Eregion for whatever reason. Maybe as templates or just sitting in a box at the back of a work bench. Here's what happened to the lesser rings left ...

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Why aren't phaser rifles used more often?
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Staying with the non-militaristic theme of Star Trek; The hand phaser is seen more as personal protection/defensive style weapon, not an offensive weapon, though it can be made to serve that purpose ...

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How old is Gandalf?
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Gandalf is a Maia (Spirit), created by Eru among the other Ainur before the Years of the Lamps roughly 9,000+ years before arriving in Middle-earth. In Valinor he was known as Olórin. He was sent to ...

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Why do the Borg announce themselves?
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In addition to Richards great answer; I believe this is actually a part of their protocol, their ROE (rules of engagement) that they follow to the letter. They are a very 'structured' society after ...

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How is Gandalf so well-known in the Shire?
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The Hobbits got to know of Gandalf because he would hang out in the Shire and thereabouts smoking the Longbottom Leaf weed (I mean pipe tobacco). He's known as a wonderful conjuror and stage magician ...

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Why was The One Ring "precious"?
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Though the Ring was unadorned and simple, it's simplicity itself was elegant in it's flawless craftsmanship. The Ring also held a magical allure and touched their hearts in a deep and profound way ...

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Why do Borg move so poorly (like 50s movie robots)?
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The in-universe supported answer is a combination of arrogance, intimidation and processing speed. They're still 'individually' capable of far quicker movements as we saw in (ENT: 2x23, 'Regeneration')...

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Why hasn't Captain America been promoted?
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"Captain" in his case is generally not seen as a 'rank' in the strict sense but is his Nom de guerre, his 'war name'. Though he has the authority of a combat field commander, he was originally ...

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According to canon, what is the primary style of hand to hand combat utilized by Kirk in Star Trek TOS?
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Captain Kirk is shown to be practicing Judo (TOS 1x07, 'Charlie X') but his actual 'fighting style' seems to be made up on the fly with no resemblance to an actual organized form or style. In the ...

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The place where the Bene Gesserit dare not look
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The Bene Gesserit can only bear to look at the feminine but cannot bear to look at the masculine. The Kwisatz Haderach will be able to see both feminine and masculine. Paul Atreides and Reverend ...

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Why did the Purifier commit suicide?
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As a Furyan, he was shamed and tormented by what he had done in the name of the Necromonger religion and could no longer (live?) with it. Meeting Riddick, a surviving Furyan, was the last straw. ...

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Which superhero has been portrayed in movies or TV series by the highest number of different real life actors?
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The most prolific character seems to be Hercules. At least twenty actors have put on the loincloth to portray the Greek god. Some better than others. The first and most successful of these was Steve ...

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How strong does a person get when infected by Borg nanoprobes?
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Being flesh and blood humanoid but with nanite augmentation, the average Borg are a bit stronger than human and roughly on the strength level of a Klingon, though some would be stronger and some ...

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What was the cause of change of design of the Sovereign-Class deflector?
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The Sovereign class is stronger, faster and more durable than either the Constitution or Galaxy class. Upgrades to support these characteristics are quite visible including the deflector array. This ...

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How long does it take to be turned into a Ringwraith?
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The 16 Rings of Power were forged midway through the Second Age (somewhere around SA 1500) and were intended from their very origin to seduce and thrall the mortal rulers of Middle-earth to evil. ...

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Why didn't Data's freedom apply to Lal?
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The ruling applied not only to Data, but to all sentient artificial life forms who came after him. That was the whole point of the judgement and ruling made by the JAG, Phillipa Louvois, who stated ...

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How did the Bozeman come 90 years into the future in "Cause and Effect"?
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It comes down to the personnel on board the Enterprise and their unique combination of abilities. La Forge and his visor, Crusher and her curiosity, Data and his positronic brain, Troi and her ...

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Where was Grond made? Barad-dûr? Orodruin?
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For clarification, a little explanation is in order. A 'smithy' is a forge; a blacksmith's workshop and Sauron trained as a blacksmith under Aulë. Sauron learned metal working from Aulë, his first &...

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Would the nuclear blast have destroyed the Tesseract in Avengers?
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Without even going into the whole backstory of the Tesseract or reciting it's lineage and origin. We have a direct, real-time, canon in universe analysis of the Tesseract's shield; performed by Jarvis ...

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Was Elrond, in Tolkien's opinion, more inherently powerful than Galadriel?
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Before a final answer can be given, we should take a closer look at Sauron's pedigree. Sauron is a fallen Maiar created by Ilúvatar himself (The Maiar are lesser Ainur (The Ainur were the first, and ...

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Why do the lightsaber moves of Luke Skywalker look so uncoordinated and crude compared to the prequels?
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At the risk of disillusioning some; The fight choreography back then was basically comprised of a few simple and easy to remember moves that reflection the lack of understanding of fighting skills and ...

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Did Tom Bombadil deliberately and specifically choose the Barrow weapons given to the Hobbits?
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The answer is; 'Yes, Bombadil deliberately and specifically choose those Barrows weapons given to the Hobbits'. It wasn't random. By his own comments, he states explicitly that he knew what those ...

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Clearance level inconsistency in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Spoilers from S01E18)
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Security clearance levels aren't just linear in their knowledge dissemination. That is; A 'level 7' knows more than a 'level 6' and less that a level 8, or that a level 8 automatically knows or is ...

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What was the in-universe explanation for the differing uniforms in season 3 of TNG?
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At one point during my time in the military, four different variations of our field/working uniform was authorized for wear while on duty. As the uniform design, features or material were upgraded, ...

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What is the punishment for violating the Treaty of Algeron?
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Apparently both Admiral Pressman and Commander Riker had been arrested, thrown in the brig and charged with 'violating the Treaty of Algeron'. Riker was subsequently set free by Picard but there is no ...

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Why are the Frost Giants in 'Thor' so short?
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The most likely answer is that there is too much of a size difference between 'real' Frost Giants and Asgardians to support the story line. It's difficult to stage a believable battle or one-on-one ...

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How much does the average adult male Dwarf weigh?
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Using a very powerfully built 5' tall adult human male and the following description from the Silmarillion, we can arrive at a reasonable guestimate of the body weight of the average healthy adult ...

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Which vessels in the Star Trek universe have beaten a Galaxy Class starship in one-on-one combat?
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I can't take credit for the complete answer here as it was developed by several worthy researchers, the results of which are collected below: The following starships have beaten a galaxy class 'or ...

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How did humans know about Thor and Loki?
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According to Marvel's movieverse version of 'Thor', the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, lead by their king Laufey, attacked Tonsberg, Norway in 965 A.D., bent on the conquest of Earth. But they were ...

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Why is it considered taboo for a Federation citizen to live on a primitive world?
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Nikolai Rozhenko, as a Federation anthropologist is bound by the Prime Directive. One thing to keep in focus is that their (the Boraalan's) entire living culture and every last person in it would be ...

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