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Why do the minions always wear goggles?
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The minions' character design was influenced by two sources: Oompa-Loompas and Jawas. From With 'Despicable Me 2,' fans again go bananas over Gru's minions (LA Times July 02, 2013): When they were ...

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Why is Gordon Freeman recognized as a legendary hero in Half Life 2?
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At the start of Half-Life 2, only Black Mesa survivors know your (Gordon's) exploits in the first game. It's only after the raid on Nova Prospekt where you attain legendary status among the greater ...

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Why "In politics, the tripod is the most unstable of all structures"?
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I think maybe I misunderstood the quote. The structure itself is stable and self-reinforcing, as the question argues, but it's rather the shifting alliances that is unstable. As previously mentioned,...

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Why aren't there any sieges in Lord of The Rings?
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For the assault on Minas Tirith in particular, the other points made are all valid but one crucial plot point was missed: Aragorn revealed himself to Sauron via the Palantir, which forced the latter's ...

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Was Adama's old Viper recovered?
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The Viper that Lee piloted landed on Colonial One after the missile defense. This wasn't shown on-screen; the action cut straight to the cargo hold: Lee with Viper in background Also, the same Viper ...

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Why do the Borg refer to themselves as "We" and not "I"
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I think this usage is solely for the benefit of the listener, whether that's humans who have individual consciousnesses, or ultimately the TV viewer. If a drone says "I am the Borg", even ...

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Is Opera the only art form left to the Klingon Culture?
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The Klingons have a very rich culture (being warlike and cultured is perfectly reasonable, it is a false dichotomy to claim they are contradictory). Not mentioned in the other answers is Klingon ...

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How did Starbuck find her way back after leaving Caprica?
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I think the answer is easier: Starbuck knew where Kobol was. Recall that the discovery of Kobol was the major event that set off the whole chain in the first place, including Roslin/Starbuck's ...

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