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Jun
19
comment Is it really as easy to knock someone out in real life as in the movies?
On a different but related note: it's not normal for people who are knocked unconscious (easily or otherwise) to stay that way for minute or hours. If you get hit in the head and don't wake up within seconds, odds are you've got serious brain damage.
Jun
19
comment What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
@Shrilekha as the link NapoleanWilson gave points out, Saruman doesn't actually appear in The Hobbit, the book, and his motivations in the movie aren't all that clear; he may have already been under Sauron's influence, but I tend to think he was still in denial about his return until the confrontation at Dol Goldur, which started him down his dark path...
Jun
16
comment What happened to Arya Stark?
note that, in the book, the blindness is explicitly caused by something Arya drinks every night, but Arya's story in the novel has diverge a lot from the show...
Jun
10
comment You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly
IIRC, the in the novels the crow promises to teach Bran to fly very early, while he's still in a the coma dream after his fall. And then makes the statement again later on. The meaning is a lot clearer in that case, I think.
Jun
10
comment You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly
I know there's a fan theory which says that Bran is going to warg into a dragon but I'm skeptical. There's a slightly more plausible theory that he'll be one of the 3 dragon riders, but after Dance with Dragons we have 3 far better candidates for that, too...
May
21
comment How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?
Age of Ultron occurs during/between the last two episodes of AoS season two.
May
15
comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
yes, sorry, Varys sends Tyrion to Dany.
May
12
comment HIMYM, why only New Hope episode
you can only have one favorite movie, clearly episode IV was his.
May
11
comment How did Thor know the Power stone was in play?
Also true; assuming Asgard knows who Thanos is, that would definitely raise the profile of those events and make it more likely that they'd pay attention.
May
7
comment How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?
both? "Ultron" is the end result. The Mind Stone is just a big part of what went into making Ultron, it's his 'operating system' (Stark's words). I contend that the "code" for that "OS" was a manifestation of the Mind Stone's power in a form that was usable by the human technology it had available, and what allowed Ultron to be a true, sentient being vs. a pre-programmed JARVIS-like system.
May
6
comment How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?
except that JARVIS first says that the scepter is just a container for something inside of it, then says he found the computer code, implying that the code was part of the "thing inside"...
May
6
comment Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?
This answer is based on the facts as they have been revealed to us by Marvel executives. These two characters are available because Fox agreed to let them be, end of story. Why Marvel choose to fight for these two, according to Feige, is because they were well known as Avengers than the other mutants, but the idea that Fox would pay for the X-men and not get exclusive rights to Wolverine is almost silly.
May
5
comment Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?
@JohnnyBones Marvel already has dozens of universes, including at least two extremely long-running comics (the mainstream -616 and the Ultimate one). The MCU and Fox Universe are just two more of them, neither of which actually matches the original -616 precisely.
May
5
comment What was Thor doing?
@AnkitSharma yes, and if they had kept it longer I don't think it would have been nearly as confusing or "out of nowhere".. but the movie was already 2.5 hrs long.
May
5
comment Can Quicksilver push bullets out of the way?
perhaps he might have gotten to that point eventually, but obviously now we'll never know :(
May
5
comment How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?
Ultron in the comics is a robot created by Hank Pym (Ant-Man) that becomes sentient and rebels.
May
5
comment How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?
Basically, yes. It's not clear how much progress Stark had made on Ultron by the start of the movie, but it is obviously a project that both he and Banner were familiar enough with that Banner immediately knew what Stark was talking about. The scene just as the party is about to start shows JARVIS trying to "interface" the Ultron project and the scepter code together, which is ultimately what created the Ultron character.
Apr
20
comment Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?
AFAIK, the Night's Watch doesn't answer to the King of Westeros, as it's existence predates the unification of the Seven Kingdoms by thousands of years, and the land they own is not part of any kingdom that swore fealty to the Targaryan invaders.
Apr
20
comment Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?
although he doesn't specify who the appropriate authority is... the Great Council was willing to let Aemon take the throne despite his maester's oath, but I doubt they, specifically, have the authority to release someone from the Night's Watch. But his response implies that such an authority does exist...
Apr
20
comment Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?
it was definitely Tommen in the novels, but the acceleracted the whole Ramsey storyline in the show, so I'm not sure.