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Who is this half Thor, half Iron Man dude in the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer?
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That is Mysterio, a perennial Spidey villain. His powers stem from his mastery of special effects and stage illusion, using them to mess with the senses and perceptions of his enemies. He also uses ...

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Fairy tale from childhood
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This could be from a compilation of fairy tales. Parts of it (the bit about the cheese and squeezing water from a stone as a challenge to/from the giant) comes from The Brave Little Tailor An Excerpt: ...

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Why did Kingsley Shacklebolt replace Pius Thicknesse as the Minister for Magic after the war?
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From Pottermore: Kingsley Shacklebolt 1998 - present Oversaw the capture of Death Eaters and Voldemort supporters following the death of Lord Voldemort. Initially named as ‘caretaker Minister’, ...

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What is the first mention of Star Wars in a hit song?
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In 1977, there was Meco with Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. The disco arrangement Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band hit #1 on the Billboard charts that year, and was even nominated for a Grammy for ...

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When did the Suicide Squad start to contain villains?
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This happened in Legends #3 in January, 1987. The new team initially consisted of Rick Flag Jr.,Blockbuster, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and Enchantress (all villains, except Rick Flag)...

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Who are these characters in the second comic at the back of Thanos Quest?
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Starting from the bottom and working up: 1st Row, left to right: Galactus, a Celestial, Kronos, Odin, Zeus, The Stranger 2nd row: Mistress Love, Master Order, Lord Chaos, Master Hate 3rd Row: ...

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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?
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The implications of meeting a younger Doctor didn't immediately set in. When she sent the message to the Doctor's psychic paper, she was expecting it to go to a different incarnation of the Doctor. ...

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How was Admiral Holdo able to jump to hyperspace?
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The issue was that when they jumped, they wouldn't be able to get very far and more importantly, would not be able to reach anywhere they could hole up and regroup. Holdo didn't need to go very far ...

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What is the origin of a phylactery as a soul jar?
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It most likely comes from the use of the word to refer to an amulet or charm. The word comes from Ancient Greek: Wiktionary Link From the original Greek, you can see that the word carries a ...

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Why didn't Ultron get the Vibranium directly from Wakanda?
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Even if Ultron was aware of the presence of Vibranium in Wakanda, he likely would not know what form it was in. The logical conclusion would be that the bulk of it was in ore form; after all, the ...

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What was the first 3D CGI used in Star Trek?
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As for the first rendered 3D object, I would say that would be The Crystalline Entity, from S1E13, Datalore From Memory Alpha: Crystalline Entity In its very first appearance, the Crystalline ...

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Old animated Disney movie that explained math problems
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I think this might be what you remember: Donald in Mathmagic Land Specifically, it goes into things like the Golden Ratio and pentagrams. In fact, From the description in the wiki, it seems like the ...

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Does Jabari tribe also have Vibranium mines and tech?
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The Jabari are specifically against the use of Vibranium and the modern tech that it enables. They are traditionalists, and eschew the modernity that comes from using the metal. According to an ...

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Can Beast Boy change sex?
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While he has never been shown to do so, the nature of his powers should allow it. He has shifted into forms of creatures that don't even exist in the past, and Marv Wolfman has even stated in an ...

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Why did C.S. Lewis use Turkish references including "Aslan"?
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As far as the name "Aslan" is concerned, Lewis explained this directly in response to a letter asking this very question: Dear Miss Jenkins, It is a pleasure to answer your question. I found ...

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Looking for a show about a ninja who kills entire village, then cleans the blood off his hands by slicing water
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I believe this is from InuYasha, specifically the episode S2E25, "The Demon's True Nature".

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Did Ron become less intelligent as the series progressed?
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It has less to do with intelligence, and a lot to do with normal human behavior. Consider the age range the gang is portrayed in. A large part of the series takes place as they go through puberty and ...

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Shouldn't Dragonstone's staircase have gates to be more effective?
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Largely because: A) A causeway that narrow needs little else to be defensible. It is very narrow, on an upward slope, and there is just enough wall to keep a casual walker from falling off. You ...

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Why Build Data?
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Data was built in reaction to the colonists' fear of Lore. Lore was made to be as close to human as possible, complete with emotions. He was unstable, however, causing the colonists to pressure Soong ...

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Why doesn't Gotham City execute their villains?
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It is quite probable that Gotham is located in a state that doesn't have the death penalty. Then there is the small matter that most states that do have such a penalty are loathe to execute the ...

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How does Kylo Ren know when to contact this character?
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Those interactions are not controlled by either Rey or Kylo, they happen on their own to show a sort of connection between the two. Snoke claims to have been the one arranging the contact, but ...

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Was anyone other than Edwards actually being considered for admission to the Men in Black?
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I'm going to take the opposite position from Flater, and say no, they were not. The events we see on screen could plausibly play out as they did, regardless of which position you take. There are good ...

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Old book with Sci-Fi/Fantasy mix with four Irish relics (stone, cauldron, spear and sword)
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I don't have access to the book directly, and this is just going off a description, but might it be Seven Magical Jewles of Ireland? The description: Drawn through a hole in time and space, ...

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If Mjolnir was made for Thor, why is Hela seen using it in Thor: Ragnarok before it was even given to him?
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The MCU hammer doesn't have the inscription. I haven't found an indication that there is a physical inscription on this version of the hammer at all! We see Odin speak the enchantment over the hammer ...

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Why is Dumbledore afraid of Greyback?
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He's not. The important point is that Dumbledore needs Snape to be the one to take his life, for the good of The Plan. It will cement Snape's position in Voldemort's organization, winning him (...

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In what episode does Geordi La Forge swear while standing at a computer terminal?
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From your description, I think you are remembering S3E6 of TNG, "Booby Trap". LaForge is working with a holographic simulation of Leah Brahms, one of the Enterprise's designers, to get the enterprise ...

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What are those robots from?
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The first (with thanks to Juan Carlos Oropeza) is MSM-10 Zock: The second is YMS-15 Gyan: Both from the Mobile Suit Gundam series.

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Why are the officers on DS9 also assigned to the Defiant?
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In universe, the Defiant was a prototype, and consequently rather valuable; the Federation would likely prefer that it be crewed and commanded by only the most trusted personnel. Defiant was "...

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What's the name of this Godzilla movie?
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I believe the movie you are thinking of is Godzilla vs Space Godzilla . The "rocky" Godzilla would be Space Godzilla, and the robotic "Godzilla" you recall is actually M.O.G.U.E.R.A, a mecha rebuilt ...

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Why was the person who passed the sentence in the Season 7 finale not also the executioner?
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Sansa was never taught this. This lesson was likely never taught to Sansa or Arya to begin with. In the original scene, the lesson was for the benefit of the male children present (Robb, Jon, Bran). ...

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