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How did Napoleon Wilson come to his name?

As a big fan of John Carpenter's classic of urban terror Assault on Precinct 13 I always wondered (together with the rest of the characters) why Napoleon Wilson is called that way. It is made clear ...
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Why did Hawkeye become immune to mind control effects?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is a scene in which Scarlet Witch manipulates the Avenger's to reveal their worst nightmares, but when it comes to mind controlling Hawkeye, he seems to be immune. ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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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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Why does Barristan the Bold accept the pardon from Robert Barratheon?

Barristan Selmy is known for his character and honor in Game of Thrones. He was a member of the Kingsguard for the Mad King Aerys II and sworn to protect him and his family. He also seemed to be very ...
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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 don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?

Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?
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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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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 does the Joker always use a knife?

In The Dark knight, except for when the Joker had to use big weapons for different reasons, we always saw him using a small knife. Why does he prefer a knife? Like we know Batman does not use any ...
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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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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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Is Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters a narcissist?

The scientist Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) from Ghostbusters has a very interesting personality, he is always flirting with female clients and is more laid back it seems than the other Ghostbusters. ...
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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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What was Daniel Craig's character's name?

In the movie Layer Cake, Daniel Craig stars as a drug dealer. His name is not mentioned throughout the movie. He was even credited as "XXXX", he also said near the end, that if you knew his name, you ...
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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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How did Jaqen H'ghar end up in the dungeons of King's Landing?

Jaqen H'ghar from Game of Thrones is obviously a ninja-like fighter and has shown his incredible skills. How did such a great fighter get caught and end up in the dungeons?
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Why does Grace become a different character when using her avatar?

I have seen Avatar 2009 only once back in 2010. The one main thing that I noticed was the character played by Sigourney Weaver: Grace. The first time she meets the protagonist, she is hostile and ...
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Is Miss Moneypenny's character altered in the movies?

Has the character of Miss Moneypenny in the movies Skyfall, or the upcoming Spectre, been altered at all from its source material (the Ian Flemming novels)?
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Is there any evidence that Doc Brown in Back To the Future has a degree?

Is Emmett Brown an actual doctor? It doesn't look like it's shown in the film and 'Doc' or Marty is an unreliable source himself.
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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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What is the reason for Bridget von Hammersmark's unusual name?

One thing I always wondered about Inglourious Basterds is, why the famous actress Bridget von Hammersmark has such an unusual name (and which nobody else in the movie seems to find unusual). Her last ...
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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

In the absolute shock Season 4 finale, we see Rita bled out in a bathtub at the hands of The Trinity. Arthur had already found out everything about Dexter at the time he killed Rita. Is there any ...
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What is Mr. Kitty's gender?

I was wondering this for quite a while. Mr. Kitty is a male cat at the beginning of the episodes, but later on it's like he suddenly became a she. (In the episode "Major Boobage" for cheesing they ...
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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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What is the nature of the creature living in the ruins of Bethmora?

Near the end of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, when the team reaches the ruins of Bethmora, Liz and Hellboy are led by some lone goblin into a chamber where they meet some other creature who lives ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds 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 ...
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What are Walter and Donny's occupations (when the events in the movie are unfolding)?

The only detail I can remember that can give a hint on what Walter's job was in The Big Lebowski, is that he works in Security, as written in his van: Can't remember anything for Donny. Is there ...
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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 ...
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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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Physiological changes in Klingons between Star Trek TOS and Star Trek TNG

I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, thus I always took it for granted that Klingons look like this: Now I'm watching Star Trek: The Original Series for the first time (thank you, ...
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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 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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Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team?

Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team? I am saying this because Captain America takes most decisions and once in Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark mentions that he is just the financier and ...
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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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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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Why does the accent of Leonardo DiCaprio sound so different in Blood Diamond?

The accent of Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer sounded different in the Blood Diamond Film. I have seen quite a good number of Hollywood movies, so I have become familiar with their accents. When I ...
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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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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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Where is Rickon Stark?

I always thought being part of the Stark family Rickon is an important character in Game of Thrones. We have not seen him after the 4th season. He left with Bran from Winterfell, however he is not ...
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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 did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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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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What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I have seen all three Hobbit movies and Saruman was a good friend of Gandalf and he even helped him when the Orcs had caught him. I have just seen The Lord of the Rings Part one few days back ...
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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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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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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.