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To answer this, we need to look at how accurate Breaking Bad's depiction of cooking actually is. The show relied on Donna Nelson, a Professor Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She was the science advisor and gave input to the show's creators. She told NPR: You know, there are multiple ways to make meth. And so although his scenes are very ...


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Any competent chemist could probably do it, but there aren't that many in the business There are a few issues with the way the show portrayed the meth synthesis. One is that pure meth isn't blue nor do any of the routes used by White and Pinkman pharmaceuticals create blue impurities. So the colour is merely a plot device to highlight the fact that their ...


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It's important to understand that Hannibal Lecter is insane and is trying to reverse the death of his sister Misha. He even tries to build equations that could reverse entropy and thus the the flow of time - these calculations are described as elegant at first but quickly devolving into insanity and wish-fulfillment. He, however, believes he has found a way ...


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There are definitely some name changes that take place. Greg Lippmann became Jared Vennett (played by Ryan Gosling). Steve Eisman became Mark Baum (played by Steve Carrell). Ben Hockett became Ben Rickert (played by Brad Pitt). Michael Burry, played by Christian Bale does not have his name changed. Otherwise, the various linked articles show a lot of ...


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This was left intentionally vague. Says Giancarlo Esposito (who played Gus): Q: What is the nature of Gus’ relationship to his old partner? There was a lot of speculation that perhaps there was a romantic connection in their past. GE: [...] I loved the fact that that came up so strongly, because there was genuine love there between Max Arciniega and ...


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He cannabalises because his sister was killed and cannibalised. The official backstory of Hannibal derives from the treatment his sister Mischa received (and is explored in detail on his Wiki page). In the books, Lecter and Mischa are very close. However, to escape the war his family movie into a lodge in a forest. One day, his parents are killed, and ...


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I'm shamelessly going to steal some wording from an article that does a great character analysis of Jenny. “Instead of realizing that narrative even exists in the story,” Namtara says, “people just bitch about how Jenny is such a slut, but she won’t even love the only person who cares about her. Jenny always loved Forrest, during the whole fucking ...


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If Gale couldn't reproduce it, I'd say it's not something your "average" high school teacher was capable of. That doesn't make him a genius, although he did help win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985, and his former company Grey Matter technologies (I can't find any info on what they actually did) was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 2008. So, it's safe to ...


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It's pointed out in one of the episodes that Walt is a particularly skilled chemist with a specialization in X-ray crystallography. This means that whilst being very knowledgeable about chemistry in general, his specific area of study focused exactly on what would help him to make particularly pure crystal meth. The fact that it was blue was simply a side ...


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We don't know, as the films/novel appear to differ. In the films, it is initially implied that he ate the poisoned berries though. We see him locked in the room at the end of the films with the berries. However, as you say Plutarch tells Katniss something different: Plutarch: Seneca decided to quit breathing. Katniss: Decided? Plutarch: It was that ...


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The film's official novelisation simply describes the moment when he decided to execute Palpatine as one of "grim determination". Mace has clearly weighed up the options and the strong odds of Palpatine being acquitted through his mastery of the courts (not to mention the possession of mind-bending powers) and decides that the most appropriate course of ...


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So far people have surmised that either... A) The Vision's status as an android exploits a loophole in the rules regarding the wielding of Mjolnir, as set by Odin, because The Vision, as an artificial intelligence encased in a android body, isn't actually a person, but a machine. Or, B) that The Vision, being newly created and therefore not yet ...


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TLDR: I don't believe he was senile. I believe overwhelming anger amongst the districts, coupled with District 13, coupled with a meaningful figurehead, presented a rebellion so large even his intelligence and cunning wasn't enough to defeat it. (Very, very) long Answer: I'll confess, I don't have a word of god interview. It appears Suzanne Collins ...


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Oliver Queen has been shown to be fluent in multiple languages. From the Arrowverse Wikia: Multilingual: Oliver is capable of fluently speaking English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, and Arabic. He can speak Mandarin so perfectly that a blinded Chinese Triad member believed Oliver was actually Chinese. He learned Arabic through the ...


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L's age was not mentioned in anime but in the prequel light novel Death Note Another Note, his age was mentioned as 22. I don't have screenshot of night novel with me now, will try to come up with it if found any. So his age in the main Manga/Anime is speculated to be 24-25. Same guess is present in deathnote.wikia.com.


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My question is, what were Luther's intentions and what did he expect to happen after the whole scheme of killing Cyrus and blaming the warriors worked ? The plan was simple; get the wrath of the other gangs off his back. As you said, he wasn't down with the plan so his first action was to kill the plan. Once he did that, he had to direct the blame ...


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TLDR: Language: Variation on the Galactic Basic Standard**, which he speaks fluently, but in an unusual manner which may make it sound like he has difficulty. It is not a dedicated language just for his species. Answer: Yoda's language appears to be a form of The Galactic Basic Standard. Wookiepedia describes it as: ...an unusual form of Basic ...


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From the transcript: Xavier: They captured her that day. Tortured her. Experimented on her. In her DNA they discovered the secrets to her powers of transformation. It gave them the key they needed to create weapons that could adapt to any mutant power and the result is the machines that have destroyed so many of our kind were created and it all started ...


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Taking off your shoes is not part of typical US/American cultural norms or etiquette. The same is mostly true for most Western countries, unlike Eastern/Asian countries were removing your shoes at the door is normal. You are no less polite if you don't. It would be rude if the host asked and he had refused, but this was not the case. In many cases, it would ...


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The mad dog is a metaphor for the madness within society. The instilled racism which forms much of the common narrative is released at this point. Atticus is typically seen as a sensible man the way he tells his children to shoot tins rather than birds etc. Upon killing the mad dog the "injustice" that you are referring to reflects the same treatments of ...


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Fitzgerald sure had some chances to kill Bridger, but why should he? Once he got Bridger to buy his story there was just no need to get rid of him. You have to remember that they still had quite a journey to go to reach the camp, with the Ree still on their trail. Bridger was of much bigger help as an active part of his company than just undertaking this ...


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Yes, yes and no. Yes, you're allowed to include passing mentions of a character as long as that person isn't substantially described or portrayed. For example, if I said (in the script) that someone was a "bit of a Miss Marple" (e.g., an amateur sleuth), I wouldn't need to pay a fee. Yes, you can use the character in parody. The entire premise of the ...


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Based on every canonical source I can find, it seems like Mace Windu simply realized in that moment what Sideous' plans were and had been, and made a logical decision. Bear in mind, Windu had just seen the revelation that Darth Sideous was extremely skilled with a lightsaber and powerful in the Dark Side - he killed two Jedi Knights and Kit Fisto, a ...


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Skyler most likely did not have genuine feelings for Ted, as their past affair was not something Tyler wanted to talk about when Marie mentioned it. It was done as an act of revolt against Walter and as an attempt to get back at him by demonstrating independence.


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I always thought it was to spare him of her life. Jenny is pretty free-spirited throughout the movie, while Forrest is always more on an even keel. I believe that she felt like her lifestyle would cause him grief or anguish as it had in the past (think "Black Panther party"), and she didn't want him to have to be introduced to that. I'd definitely agree ...


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reff : V for Vendetta Eplained First of all, the character V played by Hugo Weaving has not much of a face left. Through all the experiments on him, he begins to disfigure. Once he plans his escape from Larkhill he sets off an explosion, the fire burns him completely. You can see it in the scene there, there is not much of a face left. Even if he showed it, ...


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Andrew Martin's answer gives an excellent description of this character, but without citing any canonical sources. I've found the Hunger Games Wikia to be particularly unreliable even among Wikias, so I'm going to add another answer with actual book quotes. She appears in the first book but not until the second film, and is used as a plot device to help us, ...


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Because that scared timid scarecrow who was not all that smart represented a portion of her that she felt she no longer had. That innocence was gone, she no longer felt naive. Whereas she still needed courage, and compassion that was represented by the lion and the tin man.


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You are correct. X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't explain the Angel in Apocalypse. The Angel in The Last Stand doesn't appear to fit in the same continuity with the Apocalypse Angel because of a serious age discrepancy. Whatever age Worthington is supposed to be in Apocalypse, he's clearly going to be older than 10. That means he would have been born ...


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I don't know if I agree with the symbolism answer above. Atticus has told Scout that fighting (physical violence) is wrong. He is also a lawyer who only uses persuasion in an attempt to free his client. However, the rabid dog is a direct threat to his family and society. He kills the dog to protect everyone. Scout then realizes that her father is not a ...



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