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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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How old is Ross Geller?

In season 3 of Friends, Ross Geller says that he is 29 years old. In season 4 of Friends, Ross again states that he is 29 years old. In season 5, Ross talks about getting divorced twice before ...
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Is Captain Haddock Scottish?

I just saw The Adventures of Tintin and I could see that Captain Haddock's character has a very thick Scottish accent. I don't recollect any reference made in the original series by Hergé about ...
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electromagnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
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How did Hannibal become the type of cannibal he is?

I watched Silence of the Lambs (1991) a long time ago, and recently watched Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). I haven't watched the Hannibal TV Series or read any novel. I want to understand how ...
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Why is Sheldon Cooper so bad at driving?

Sheldon Cooper is always shown as struggling when it comes to driving, so is there any particular reason behind that; being one the greatest minds, driving would never have been so difficult. Is there ...
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Why didn't Aragorn Let Theoden kill Grima?

After Gandalf released Theoden from Saruman's spell in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Theoden wants to kill Grima for making him "crawl on all fours like a beast". But Aragorn stops him ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies?

What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies? I know Christopher Lee has done at least nine Dracula roles by my count, and a lot of Harry Potter actors reached eight movies in the same ...
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Why are geniuses often portrayed as socially awkward?

There is a Hollywood stereotype that very intelligent characters are often socially awkward and struggle to understand human interaction: Sherlock Holmes, in almost every interpretation of his ...
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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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Does Tony Stark really have PTSD or just a fear of things to come?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark seems to display what can be assumed as PTSD due to his dealings with the chitauri and the events surrounding New York that took place during The Avengers However, is this ...
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Did Hugo Weaving Copy Carl Sagan to play Agent Smith?

I happened to be watching an episode of the 80's show Cosmos which was hosted by Carl Sagan. Sitting and listening to his voice, I was puzzled, thinking "Who's voice does this sound like?". I came to ...
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Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
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Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...
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Does Hulk care for Bruce Banner

We know that Hulk and Bruce Banner are two different personalities sharing the same body. Bruce Banner mostly doesn't trust the big guy (Hulk). However, Hulk takes over everytime someone tries to hurt ...
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Why is Gabriel a lady in Constantine?

Why did they choose a female actor to portray Gabriel rather than a male actor in the movie Constantine? Yes, I know she's good but it's odd as Gabriel is a male character.
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy?

In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy? Is this a stage of being a toy or does Buzz have some sort of neurological dysfunction?
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Did Joffrey believe that he is not the true-born son or heir, but a bastard?

Joffrey in Game of Thrones always seems to believe that it is king's right that he can do whatever pleases him. He justified most of his actions by the same fact. However, he is always challenged for ...
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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...
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How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?

Once The Avengers bring back the Sceptre from Strucker's facility, Tony (and JARVIS) start running some diagnostics on it. Eventually, they find some kind of AI (Artificial Intelligence) residing ...
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Why does The Hound never take the black?

So if there's one thing that the Hound loves in this world of Game of Thrones it's killing stuff, as far as I can tell he never gives a second thought as to whom he's fighting or why he's doing it. It ...
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Was Bane's destiny pre-plotted?

Its of no doubt that Talia was the mastermind behind the plan and Bane her executor. Did she plan for Bane to be sacrificed(if needed) for the successful execution of the plan? I ask this question ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Who is that girl in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff is holding a small girl while watching Magneto on TV with his mother standing near. Now I wonder who she is. Quicksilver has a twin sister ...
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What was the backstory to Shepherd Book on Firefly?

Firefly was cancelled before it ever was able to expand on the back stories of most of the characters, and the follow-up movie, Serenity, simply didn't have the time. Did Joss Whedon ever reveal the ...
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If Wolverine's skeleton is completely bonded with adamantium, why are his teeth still white?

In "X-Men Origins Wolverine", Logan undergoes an operation to have adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Why doesn't the adamantium bond to his teeth?
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Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?

According to the X-Men series he is a mutant. But in the Avengers 2 he is depicted as having received his powers through a Hydra experiment. There are talks in the X-Men about how he is the son of ...
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Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
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What happened to Syrio, the Dance Master?

In the first season of Game of Thrones, Arya trains with a Dance Master called Syrio Forel. Towards the end of the series their lesson is interrupted when troops burst in and try to capture Arya. ...
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Why is Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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Was there a romantic relationship between Gustavo Fring and his partner?

In Breaking Bad episode Hermanos, we take a peek to the past of Gus Fring where his partner gets killed by Hector. I know it is not unusual for a character (or a real human being) to be sad and hold ...
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Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who ring is successful to pollute their heart. Isildur, Sméagol and Boromir are among them. They ...
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What's the rationale behind Hannah McKay's behaviour at end of Do the Wrong Thing?

Towards the end of Dexter Season 7, Episode 6 'Do the Wrong Thing', Dexter makes a momentary decision not to kill Hannah McKay and instead cuts her free. At this point, why would Hannah arise and ...
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Why does everyone on Arrested Development dislike Ann?

George Michael Bluth's on again off again girlfriend, Ann Veal, is either disliked or ignored by the other members of the Bluth family (with the exception of when Gob dated her in the third season), ...
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Who is the third girl in “Black Swan”?

In the 2010 movie Black Swan, Nina and Lily are the two main characters, but a couple of times in the movie, a third girl pops up out of nowhere. I cannot find any information about who this third ...
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What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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What does watering the plant signify?

In Nightcrawler, Louis doesn't do much in his free time. He just watches TV only to see his videos in news and waters his plant with a glass of water. He was shown with no empathy and being too ...
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Why does Quinn give up on catching Dexter?

In season 5 of Dexter, Detective Joey Quinn is heavily suspicious of Dexter and what he gets up too. He hires Liddy to spy on him. Liddy gets some good evidence including pictures of Dexter and Lumen ...
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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What nationality is Bane?

It has been clearly established that Ra's Al Ghul & Talia Al Ghul are Moroccan. And it is assumed that The Pit is in Morocco. Does this mean that we should assume Bane is also Moroccan? Or is it ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...