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How did Sylar take the powers of other evolved humans?

In Heroes, Sylar kills other evolved humans and cuts open their skulls to take their powers. How does he do it?
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Would Michael Corleone stay in Cuba?

What was Michael Corleone's and Hyman Roth's initial plan in Cuba in The Godfather: Part II? What would have happened if a revolution did not happen when Michael, Roth and partners gathered there? ...
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Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court magistrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the magistrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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What’s with the “dead” characters at the end?

Near the end of V for Vendetta, while the building is exploding, you see people pulling off their masks to watch it explode. During this scene you see some characters that have been previously said ...
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What is the significance of SALT ending?

I saw Salt (2010) last week for the second time. The final scene after Evelyn escapes the helicopter, we hear a TV news reporter reading the news and saying something about the new USA president ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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Why didn't Jack Harmon simply enter the embassy basement by himself?

Mission: Impossible (1996) established that the crew could simply open/close elevator doors at whatever floor of the building, and Jack already had access to the elevator shaft. So why didn't Jack ...
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How did Gus solve Malvo's riddle?

In the TV series Fargo, Malvo poses the question why people see more shades of green than any other colour and you'll know who I am. During the last episode Gus is waiting to kill him and says "I ...
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Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
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Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...
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Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
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At the end of Interstellar, who built the colony?

At the end of Interstellar, we see a colony-camp built on Wolf Edmunds' planet. Is it built by Dr. Brand after her arrival or was it built by Edmunds for the arrival of the human race?
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Why didn't James Bond finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash?

Episodes like this raise controversy in me every time I encounter them. But, in Spectre, why would James Bond not finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash? It is obvious that Hinx will remain a deadly ...
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Why does Dr Mann act so stupidly?

When Cooper and Tars figure what Dr Mann is up to in Interstellar, he tries to escape with a shuttle and manually docks the Endurance but he doesn't manage to get a secure lock. As a highly-trained ...
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What is the nature of Professor Snape's Patronus and why does it appear in the Forest of Dean?

During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 the crew (now reduced to only Harry and Hermione) wander through the Forest of Dean when a Patronus in the shape of a doe leads Harry to the frozen ...
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Why doesn't Michael Scofield destroy the hard disk instead of throwing it in a river?

I have watched Prison Break like five times and every time this question pops up in my mind. Michael was a smart structural engineer with low latent inhibition and high IQ that made him keen ...
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What exactly is Billy Cole?

In Fright Night (1985) Billy Cole is described as Jerry Dandrige's "day guard". During the movie Charlie mentioned Billy wasn't a vampire because Billy was seen walking around in the sunlight. As ...
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How does Clarice know “Jack Gordon” was actually the real Buffalo Bill?

In The Silence of the Lambs, Mr. Crawford told Agent Starling the subject's name is Jamie Gumb, also known as John Grant and traced out the place of the subject. But she went to Jack Gordon's house. ...
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Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?

In Pulp Fiction, after Butch returns from the boxing match to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, they engage in a curious conversation about the pros and cons of having a pot belly. Quoting ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
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Why is Shannon crying to Mandy about Brian and Curt hooking up the night before?

The scene in Velvet Goldmine I am referring to comes after an orgy where everyone was "hooking up" with everyone. Women with women, men with men, etc. Shannon isn't even with Brian or Curt. So why is ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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Reference to a Danish version of something on the TV series The Magicians

Main character Quentin was talking about some Danish version of a movie or TV show. -It's not sleight of hand if you're gonna use CGI. -Well, I'm sorry. It's just.. That's insulting to ...
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How did Mastani die in 'Bajirao Mastani'?

In Bajirao Mastani movie, how did Mastani actually die? We saw her under arrest! Whereas on one side Bajirao died near Narmada River and at same time she died but there is no clue what happened to ...
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Why doesn't the temporal agent recognize himself?

I have two very related questions about the movie Predestination and the way in which the main character was unable to recognize himself: As Jane undergoes surgery and becomes John, John looks into ...
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side ...
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How did Linus know the answer to Benedict's question?

In Ocean's Eleven there's the following conversation between Linus and Benedict: Benedict: You new at the commission? Linus: Been there about two years. Benedict: I know Hal Lindley over ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct? [duplicate]

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash TV.show Spoilers ahead: In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got ...
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What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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How did Deb miss the freezer?

In the first season of the television series Dexter, his sister Deb How could she possibly have missed such an obvious clue?
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Why did the mother's dragon attack the village?

I am confused about a scene in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The dragon of the mother was present in an assault to the village. However, that dragon is member of a nest, where the king is "a good guy", ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli's would be assassin say “Michael Corleone says hello”?

In The Godfather 2, Frankie Pentangeli walks into a bar. A man puts a cord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on we find out that Roth ordered the hit as Michael confronts ...
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About the ending of “Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher”

In the ending of Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher, After Hanne Lindberg find out about the trick of Benjamin and his three other teammates (the sugar cube trick), why did she choose not to pursuit ...
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About the role of Kate Macer in Sicario

I've watched Sicario a few days ago and I've quite enjoyed it, especially the way in which the plot is gradually and simultaneously revealed to the audience and to the female protagonist, Kate Macer ...
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Who burned down the horse stables?

In The Sopranos episode "Whoever Did This" (S4E9), Tony accused Ralph of burning down the horse stables for the insurance money. Ralph denies doing it. So, who really burned down the horse stables?
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In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent?

In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent? What am I missing? Why does the FBI seem stupid?
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Why exactly did Summer break up with Tom?

In '500 Days of Summer', we see that Tom & Summer are having good time together, until one day they go to see the movie, 'The Graduate'. During the movie we see that Summer cries profusely. After ...
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What advantage does the hexadecimal numeric system have over the decimal system in The Martian?

In The Martian, we learn that Mark communicates with NASA using the abandoned Pathfinder from 1996. At first he uses a YES/NO system to communicate then chooses the hexadecimal system to communicate ...
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Who killed the assasins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of the Godfather 2. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
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What actually happens to Lucy at 100 percent?

In Lucy, it is shown that at 100% brain usage Lucy disappears. Although not much was mentioned or shown what actually happened to her. Did she become immortal (as message appears on Del Rio's phone)? ...
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Did Lucy travel time or was her mind imagining / portraying the views?

When Morgan Freeman pushed the 3 remaining bags of the CPH4 drug into Lucy, we saw her traveling through time (some steps of history from current world to big bang). Some of those events where ...
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Is Anita from Humans still in Mia?

Have you noticed that Anita not like other synths? I mean sometimes she acts weird not like other synths but more like real AI. So after Mia has taken control over body is Anita still there and how ...