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He [Dr. Manhattan / Jon] is also provided with a costume which he grudgingly accepts, though he refuses to accept the icon design which is provided for him (this being a stylized orbital model of the atom). Instead, Jon chooses as his emblem a representation of a hydrogen atom, whose simplicity he declares to be something that kindles his respect; ...


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Partly, it's miles away - not something southerners think about. He's far too cynical for solemn vows, and too much of an independent-minded loner to choose to huddle for warmth with hundreds of 'brothers'. But mostly, it'd be unthinkable due to pride: Except among the Starks, taking the black is associated with failure or disgrace. The only southerners who ...


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That story arc seemed like it was abandoned, but it did a lot to establish character relationships early in the series. When Skyler confronts Marie about her stealing, we see that Skyler is strongly against breaking the law, and that she encourages her sister to do the right thing by returning a stolen gift. We also see that Skyler can see through a lie when ...


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If you listen closely at the 4:10 mark on Game of Thrones - War Stories, you can hear that the line is: He said the same thing he'd been saying for hours, "Burn them all." So it was Aerys Targaryen, not Robert Baratheon, who had been saying "Burn them all" for hours.


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Season 1, Episode 5: Gray Matter. Walt's initial decision to refuse treatment was based on his belief that he would become a shell of a person. He explains his point of view and adds that to him “the worst part” would be his family only remembering him as the miserable dying figure he would become. You may recall that while in therapy, when Walt finally ...


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There was never a reason given, and Betsy Brandt can only speculate herself: I think Hank and Marie would love to have those kids. I always felt like there was this undercurrent of sadness when they have Skyler and Walt's kids in their house, because I think they probably wanted kids and couldn't have them. I don't know if they talked about it or ...


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At the time, Roose Bolton had no heirs. At all. His last true born son died young. True, at the time he had wedded Fat Walda Frey, but it would be a while until he could get her pregnant and see that son to adulthood. On the other hand, Ramsay Snow was showing himself to be an effective, if cruel, operator. He usurped the Hornwood lands, sacked Winterfell ...


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Not in the show, but in the books A Song of Ice and Fire: the GreatJon was indeed present at the Red Wedding. When the massacre ensues, he puts up a tremendous fight as remembered here by Merrett Frey: He’d cozened the huge northman into drinking enough wine to kill any three normal men, yet after Roslin had been bedded the Greatjon still managed to ...


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No he wasn't actually present at the twins or the episodes building up to it. The excerpt from the game of thrones wiki page of Jon Umber also backs this The Greatjon is not present at the Twins during the events of the Red Wedding, making him one of the few bannermen of House Stark that remains alive and free.It is for this reason that Bran Stark ...


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To me the entire premise of Breaking Bad was that no one is entirely good or bad. The writers, knowing that the best characters are flawed characters has made each cast member have both positive and negative attributes. Analysis of the entire cast shows their dichotomous nature: Walt - The mild mannered school teacher who becomes a drug lord Jesse - The ...


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Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) from the movie Point Break was a cocky, over-confident, off-the-cuff kind of guy. I believe his character played college Football but was injured in a championship game, so he opted for a career in law enforcement. I would say he was referenced because of his attitude of being self-important. It was more of a put-down than a ...


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He didn't lie, although you need to remember that he didn't spend most of his childhood in the Fingers, but in Riverrun, where he was fostered. He received his nickname there. From GoT Wiki: Petyr Baelish is the head of House Baelish and the lord of an extremely minor holding, so small it has neither name nor maester, located in a small area within the ...


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From GoT wiki: The TV series has curiously not chosen to show many of the rival kings during the war wearing crowns. Joffrey and even Renly had crowns, but Robb, Stannis, and Balon have never been shown with their crowns. In the novels, Stannis has a new crown made resembling a circle of metal flames around his head, in honor of the Lord of Light (...) ...


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Well for one thing, Roose Bolton wasn't second in command. He may have been a senior commander but he was not the heir to the North (the real prize). At the time, Bran Stark was King Robb's heir. The overlordship of the North belonged to House Stark, as it has been for thousands of years. Historically, House Bolton have frequently waged war on House Stark ...


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From the comic, Dr. Manhattan chooses the Hydrogen atom because he wants a symbol he can "respect": The Wikipedia article for his character simply states: Instead, Jon chooses as his emblem a representation of a hydrogen atom, whose simplicity he declares to be something that kindles his respect; accordingly, he painlessly burns the mark into his ...


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As it was brought up in the chat over at japanese.stackexchange, here's my take on it from a language perspective. I haven't watched the movie. The Japanese spelling of his name is 横道(yokomichi) 世之介(yonosuke). Note that in Japanese the surname comes first. Here's an interview with the writer Shuuichi Yoshida (吉田修一) I found.※ I decided I wanted to write ...


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Sounds like it's the sort of name you'd expect to hear on a country bumpkin... like Cletus in the US, maybe (sorry to anyone named Cletus who may be on SE). Much of the charm of THE STORY OF YONOSUKE inevitably rests on the character at the centre of the film. Although it may not be evident to outsiders, the very name Yonosuke Yokomichi has a peculiar ...


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Hiring someone to "play themselves" is a very specific thing. For example, in Ocean's Twelve, Bruce Willis literally plays Bruce Willis. That's the character's name. Similarly, news anchors often appear as themselves in films set in the real world... Larry King has done it many times. This is different than what I think you're talking about... which is ...


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Quite the opposite - he didn't declare them, which basically means that he lied in his taxes. From HoD wiki: It revealed later in the season that amidst a scandal of accepting undeclared payments for speeches, Mendoza had resigned. According to what Frank said in this episode this came out because a document "leaked".


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The answer can also be found Here. Following is the accepted answer from there. Voldemort's appearance became more snake-like as he delved deeper into Dark Magic, and his face became more serpentine, which would presumably explain the flattening of his nose. Mention of Voldemort's serpentine appearance is mentioned in every book. It's theorized that ...


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Kyle felt the enemy were savages, and in that war it was hard to tell who was and wasn't your enemy. I'm 99.9% positive if you asked anyone who has fought in a war, they'll tell you that they felt their enemy were savages. You can't step into a warzone and not feel hatred towards your enemy, otherwise you'll hesitate pulling the trigger and some of your ...


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007 By the Numbers: Every James Bond Statistic You Never Knew You Needed to Know has some info (their title is clearly not truly accurate as they are missing this statistic in full): Number of times Bond is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head: 11 By a drug (hidden in his drink, airborne powder or gas, blowdart, etc): 6 EDIT: Turns out he's ...


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I've never thought the tone in that scene was disapproving so much as it is knowing. Both teachers have had interesting interactions with Donnie, and they both know something is up with that kid. I've wondered if they each suspected that Donnie was involved in the vandalism at the school earlier in the film, but that's reading a lot into a scene with only ...


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This is actually a misquote*, (this links to a video of the conversation at that point) If you slow it down in settings, Jaime says, "He'd said the same thing HE'D been saying for hours." The Mad King liked to burn his enemies; which included Roberts father, Eddard's father... generally everyone. SO, even while he was dying, he was raving about burning ...


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I don't think the shop lifting theme was abandoned in the series but they have put it to an end. Here's my interpretation. Initially, Marie was shown to us that she shop lifts for fun and no profit. But when Skyler finds out about that, as mentioned in Bill the Lizard's answer, Skyler was completely against shop lifting and gives lecture and goes hard on ...


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Emanuel Levy has some relevant quotes from Leonardo DiCaprio: Billy Costigan came up from the streets of Boston, and DiCaprio remarks that his character's motivation to become a police officer is rooted in his desire to escape his upbringing: Billy comes from an underworld background and has all the chips stacked against him in a lot of ways. I ...


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He is an actor. His name is jaden smith and the pic is from the movie Karate Kid (2010)


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I saw the scene and wondered the same question. My best rationale is that: if you get a phone call from Winston asking you to show up, you don't question, you drop whatever you are doing and you show up! Even in the grandiose world of big hitting rich assassins, Winston is a really big shot: he is extremely wealthy (a hotel owner whose apologizing gesture ...


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While the show definitely changed a lot of the details about the Green Arrow, it seems to be based off the new comic series ( "New 52" or "New Earth" I believe). In the comics Oliver, undergoes a similar change, so I believed the writers always planned the shows change from season 1 into 2.


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When she defeated the Alpha she got that pre-cognition and relived a day over and over until it eventually ran out of juice (since she couldn't find the Omega(?) Source), she had time to figure out how to fight those things --- but it was humans first victory (and thus they made a big deal about it). Joan was said to be given "visions" which led her to ...



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