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To which degree was the image of the “Angel of Verdun” influenced by Jeanne d'Arc?

After Rita Vrataski proved herself a war hero in the battle of Verdun prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow she became known and advertized as the "Angel of Verdun", a symbol of hope and a possible ...
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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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Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...
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Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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Have Batman comics/movies always had a political influence upon them?

First, I want you all to know, before watching Nolan's version of Batman, neither have I watched any other Batman movies nor have I read the Batman comics. So literally, Nolan's Batman is the first ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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Detective Leander Sydnor - What was the point?

You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of 'The Wire' than me. The writing was superlative; amongst the very best ever. Having said that, I always struggled with Detective Leander Sydnor's ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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Why does Rorschach speak with such a voice?

In Watchmen the character of Rorschach always speaks with a very growling voice, no matter if acting as Rorschach or simply as Walter Kovacs (well, the latter was probably completely absorbed into the ...
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Sherlock: Who is John Talking About?

In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter. Who is Subo?
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Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandoned King's Landing in the middle of the battle?

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandon King's Landing in the middle of the siege from Stannis during Game of Thrones S02E09? If behaviour of Joffrey is reason behind his action then he should ...
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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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Which Martial Arts does Jason Bourne know?

The movies do not explain this, but based on the hand-to-hand combat scenes from the Bourne movies, which discipline(s) does he seem to be skilled?
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Was Elrond Elros' brother?

In LOTR we hear a tale of two brothers, Elros and Elrond, who are given the choice of long life or eternal life. Elros chooses long life and from him descended the Numenourians. And Elrond chose ...
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Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?

In Demolition Man is it revealed what happened to John Spartan's (Sylvester Stallone) daughter? I know his wife died while he is frozen. But what happened to his daughter? Is she Lenina Huxley (Sandra ...
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What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from?

What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from? It looks like she has schizophrenia. Her mother also appears to be unwell or just extremely overbearing.
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Why no children?

In Breaking Bad it seemed that the Schraders loved White's kids very much and enjoyed having them in their place. Is there in-series explanation why they didn't have their own? Same question about the ...
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What is J.J. LaRoche's dark secret?

In the season 3 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane threatens J.J. LaRoche to expose his secret if he doesn't give him his suspect list. LaRoche's secret is something he keeps in a tupperware in his safe. ...
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How did events lead this way?

In an arguably poor-received way, Dexter ended in a very odd way. Our favourite serial killer is now a lumberjack in wintery... wherever. The question comes back to why? Why does Dexter choose to ...
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Voldemort's physical presence pre-Goblet of Fire

Voldemort returned to physical, human form in the Goblet of Fire. But can someone explain what the physical effects of using the curse on Harry as a baby had on his body? He didn't die but also, ...
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On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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Was the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman created with Hawkeye's final breakdown in mind?

Sidney Freedman was a somewhat enigmatic recurring character on M*A*S*H, who started out his stint on the show examining Max Klinger during one of his "Section 8" claims. Dr. Freedman then shifted ...
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How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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Why did Severus Snape present himself as evil to Harry?

Professor Severus Snape was a very important character through out the Harry Potter series. He played very important roles in Harry's life as well as in Hogwarts fortune. His works were admirable and ...
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Who is elder in Charlie and Alan?

In the TV series 'Two & a half men',Charlie and Alan are brothers, but there is no indication that who is elder. Even Wikipedia doesn't say anything about this. I have watched only season 1. So ...
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Why leave King's Landing now?

SPOILERS for those yet to see Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 The Children Why leave King's Landing now, all of a sudden? If he had anticipated this danger while freeing Tyrion, why not pack ...
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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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Who called Margaret “Hot Lips Houlihan”?

In the TV series M*A*S*H, who was the first person to call Margaret "Hot Lips"?
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Why is Sansa Stark so important?

In Season 3 Episode 6 Sansa is dragged all across the story, for who she's supposed to marry. I don't quite understand why she's so important. Because there is her brother Rob, who is the King of ...
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How is naming done in MI6?

Bond is 007. WE have seen 006 and 008 in Bond movies. My question is how is this naming done to the agents in MI6? Does the number signify the serial no of an agent or the aptitude or the seniority? ...
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Why doesn't Robin appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series?

Robin is part of the DC animated universe, so why doesn't he appear in the Justice League or the follow-up Justice League Unlimited series? What is the reason behind not including any Robin or ...
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Is Peter Venkman from ghostbusters a narcissist?

In Ghostbusters I scientist Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) has a very interesting personality, he is always flirting with female clients and is more laid back it seems than the other Ghostbusters. While ...
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What is Scott Pilgrim's motivation for fighting Gideon the second time?

After his demise to Gideon towards the end of the movie. Scott is trapped in the deserted sub-space world, left to contemplate his mistakes for, seemingly, eternity. However, he suddenly remembers ...
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Why does King Schultz go to such distance in order to help Django?

In Django Unchained, Dr. King Schultz, who is a bounty hunter, takes enormous risks and goes to a great distance in order to help Django. Although Django does help him nab the Brittle brothers, was ...
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In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, Is Binoo a boy or a girl?

Help me settle a debate with my 5 year old daughter. In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, is Binoo a boy or a girl?
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Was Arrow's change in moral alignment motivated by his audience?

The 1st season of Arrow had me (who is largely unacquainted with its literary source material) draw quite some comparisons to Bruce Wayne and his background, except for the fact that Oliver Queen has ...
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Why was Banner's first name and profession changed for the 1978 television series?

In the comic books, Banner's character is named Bruce Banner (from what I have read, "Robert Bruce Banner", though I'm not a diehard enough fan to know the origin of that) and he is a physicist. I ...
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Does Mystique not age with time?

In X-Men: First class we see that Mystique (Raven) and Charles grow up together and at that point of time Mystique, Charles and Eric all are of same age group. But in X-Men: The last Stand, which ...
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Professor Moriarty's motivations in the Sherlock Holmes movies

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, why does Moriarty want a sniper to additionally shoot the man in the hotel? Was the bomb not enough? In the first movie, the purpose of Professor Moriarty was ...
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What happened to Harrison's First nanny?

In Dexter Season 5 Harrison's nanny looks like an important part of the story. She is the only one who passed the nanny interview held by Debra. She really even cares for Harrison. So why did she ...
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Do Jake's powers have any real limitation?

Jake the Dog has the power to expand and retract his body at will and to seemingly, any size desired. But does he have a size limit as far as how big he can expand himself or how small he can shrink ...
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Why Alice is chosen as the main protagonist in Resident Evil?

Alice is the main protagonist in the Resident Evil film series and even the main attraction of the movie. What was the reason to choose a different protagonist from the video games? There are so many ...
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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Was Blaster from “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” the same character as the big farmhand from “Mad Max”?

In the movie "Mad Max", there was a large farmhand character. In the "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" movie, Max fights a masked giant in the dome. I have always imagined it was the same character (big ...
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What is Black Widow's service record?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier a number of details about Black Widow are disclosed. Firstly, that she was born in 1984, making her 30 years old during the events of CA:TWS Secondly, that ...
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What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie that I missed, or in ...
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Does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws after the change in events?

Wolverine ends up changing history from 1973 and manages to change the outcome of the future. In the scene where Wolverine gets pulled from the bottom of the bay and onto the boat, General Stryker ...