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Questions tagged [character]

Typically questions about a specific character in a movie/tv show.

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What does it mean to be a show's “screech”?

The Drop the Mic battle between Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik has the following line from Mayim Bialik: You're basically our show's Screech. The battle between Ashton Kutcher and Sean Combs has a ...
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Did Captain Flint love Miranda Barlow more than Thomas?

There was a quote in season 3 when he had a vision of her after she died and he said when I lost Thomas, I raged. I was distraught, I wept. But with you, I'm ruined over you. Is that mean Capt. ...
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How did Draco Malfoy get selected so quickly?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, we see at the selection ceremony that Sorting Hat sorts Draco Malfoy into Slytherin even though Professor McGonagall didn't properly put the Hat on Draco's ...
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Why did the Wormwoods move to Guam?

Towards the end of "Matilda" (1996), when the Wormwoods come to pick up Matilda from Miss Honey's House, they say they are moving to Guam to escape the FBI since they have been caught. But why Guam? ...
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Was Cpl. Dietrich killed by aliens?

In the movie Aliens (1986), after the marines and Ellen Ripley landed on LV-426, they discovered Newt. Corporal Dietrich on the marine team checked Newt. This character only had a few lines. After ...
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Why is Henry Jones Jr. named Indiana?

In the movie series Indiana Jones, the title character is often called by Indiana Jones or just Indy. According to wikipedia, Dr. Jones' full name is Henry Walton Jones Jr.. I understand that ...
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Was John's new dog at the end of the movie intentionally symbolic?

After his wife's death, John receives a small puppy named Daisy in order to cope and provide the company to not grieve alone. At the end of the movie, after finishing his final act of retribution, ...
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How old is Charles Muntz during “Up”?

In Up, Charles Muntz is the main villain. At the beginning of the movie, he is shown when Carl and Ellie are young - he's an adult already. Fast forward to when Up takes place. Ellie has passed away, ...
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Jokers pencil trick? He knew someone would get up to allow it to happen?

This pencil trick scene here from "The Dark Knight" never made any sense to me: Joker says "How bout a magic trick", pushes pencil into the table, at which point the ...
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Is it normal for actors to name their characters?

In this question it says Will Smith named his character because, if people were going to remember his character's name then it may as well be the same of his work... Alfonso remarked that Will had ...
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Why isn't there an “I” (Incredibles logo) on Jack-Jack's suit?

Why isn't there the Incredibles logo on Jack-Jack's suit in Incredibles 2 ? Is it because Pixar want to portray Jack-Jack as a possible antagonist in upcoming movies? The logo contains a homing ...
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Where was Combo between This Is England and This Is England 86 E03?

The movie This is England (set in 1983) ends with Combo bashing up Milky. (It is not explained what happens next, including whether Milky even survives.) In the TV series This is England 86 which ...
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Does Captain Tracey (Star Trek “The Omega Glory”) resemble a figure from American history?

In the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969), I consider the character Garth a George Washington figure (whether consciously intended or not). He was a great military leader; also, his "...
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Did Jim ever truly hate Dwight during the course of The Office?

Jim and Dwight's rivalry is one the biggest hallmarks for the show The Office, with both attempting to prank the other (mostly Jim) at any opportunity given. But does Jim pull these pranks because ...
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Why is the Spirit of the West metal detecting in Rango?

In Rango, the spirit of the West (who may or may not be Clint Eastwood) is metal detecting for fishhooks in a dry river bed. His metal detector model is the (fictional) Eaglemaster 3/JRB (or JRE) ...
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Why did Thanos not assume Cull is dead?

In the Avengers: Infinity War on the planet Titan, when Thanos sees Dr.Strange he says Thanos: I take it that Maw is dead? This day extracts a heavy toll. How does he know which member of Black ...
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What is Dominic Toretto's personal code?

My sense is that, for Dom from the Fast & Furious series family takes precedence above all else. Beyond that, honor seems to be critically important, but because Dominic is an outlaw, his ...
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What was Cheddar Bob's last name?

This refers to the character of Cheddar Bob, played by actor Evan Jones in the seminal 2002 musical drama 8 Mile starring rapper Eminem as Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. Do we know what his last name was?...
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Jack-Jack's powers

In the movie Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack was one of the best part of the entire movie. In the entire run of the movie, Jack-Jack's many different powers are shown, ranging from Laser eyes to Angry Demon. ...
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Is Krull optimized as is, all characters as stripped down tropes in service of myth-play? [closed]

A modern viewing of Krull is handicapped by our acclimation to higher-budget productions. So, set that aside. Its other main criticism is the gob-smacking absence of character development. But ...
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Did Edna already know about Jack-Jack's powers?

In The Incredibles, when Helen goes to ask Edna about where her husband Bob disappeared to, Edna assumes Helen has come to inspect the Supersuits for the entire family. We see that each suit is ...
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Why does the demon cat only eat eyeballs in Legend of the Demon Cat (妖猫传)?

The demon cat in the Chinese movie Legend of the Demon Cat (妖猫传) only eats eyeballs. From 25 minutes into the movie: 我只吃眼珠子 I only eat eyeballs In the movie, he eats both fish eyeballs and ...
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Does Vision have AI capabilities like Ultron?

As seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron had all the abilities of an AI. Going into the internet, absorbing all of human history, creating "copies" of himself in other robot bodies, etc. Why hasn't ...
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Where is, or what happened to, the absent Ocean?

Having just attended a showing of Ocean's Eight, I couldn't help but note the absence of Danny Ocean from the film. Is there any information as to why Danny is absent, and what might have happened? I ...
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Why does Lisa despise Daisy so much?

It's established in Girl Interrupted that Lisa enjoys messing with Daisy; from trying to get into her room in a Claymore to pushing her towards her breaking point at Daisy's apartment. While overall ...
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Did Snape actually care about Harry Potter?

Snape has always treated Harry with pure and utter loathing during the whole Harry Potter series and always looked for a chance to put him down during class. But was his helping/saving of Harry for ...
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Ragnar's injury after the Paris battle

In Vikings, in the first attack on Paris, Ragnar jumps from the tower, hits his back on one of the siege towers and then hits the pile of dead bodies. After this, it is shown that he is injured, but ...
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When was the picture of Lockwood's daughter and Maisie taken?

In the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when Clair visits Lockwood for the first time at his estate, she sees a little girl and upon asking, Mills tells her that it's Lockwood's granddaughter and ...
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Why doesn't Professor X use one of Magneto's henchmen to take off his helmet and then control Magneto?

In the X-Men Cinematic Universe, Professor X. has the ability to mind control people. The only problem is, he can not mind control the antagonist of the movie, Magneto, because he wears a helmet that ...
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Who was Kristina Frye and what happened to her?

I'm quite disappointed with the Red John episode of The Mentalist, since there were many questions left unanswered. For example, How was Red John able to manipulate so many people into committing such ...
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What happened to Dr. Stanley in S01E06?

During the course of The Terror Dr. Stanley is depicted as a largely arrogant and uninterested person without much emotional connection to either the expedition or the rest of the crew. When Mr. ...
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What is Spider-Man wearing on his hand?

Towards the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker is on a school bus. When Peter notices alien ship in the sky, he immediately asks the kid in front of him to create a distraction. The kid ...
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Why is second season's young William is so different than one from the first season

In season 1 of Westworld, young William (30s Jimmi Simpson) is a scared timid guy who visits a fully operational Westworld and has no idea what to expect. In season 2, the same young William (30s ...
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Where is Maffee's girlfriend?

Where is Maffee's girlfriend Deb Kawi (Axe's secretary) from 1st and 2nd seasons of Billions? As I recall her disappearance never explained.
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What is the significance of Soubin Shahir's character in Carbon (2018)?

Rajesh, Soubin Shahir's character as a mahout in the Malayalam film Carbon (2018), appears first in the scene where Sibi, Fahadh Faasil's character, meets the elephant's owner. He was presented in the ...
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Why did Spock and McCoy lie about not watching Kirk's final message in “The Tholian Web?”

Something I've never been able to puzzle out an in-universe reason for.... In the course of the episode "The Tholian Web," Capt. Kirk disappears in an 'interphase' event, along with the ill-fated USS ...
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Who was the character that appeared at the end of the movie?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, what appeared to be Darth Maul appeared in a hologram. Does anyone know if that was actually Darth Maul, or was it another Sith that looked exactly like him? ...
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Did Cartman truly change during season 20?

Season 20 took most by surprise by having the most sociopathic and sadistic character in all of South Park attempt to change his ways. But did he really? The first episode shows Cartman teasing the ...
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What happens to Athelstan in Season 3?

When the Vikings arrived in England, they found a small town where monks lived. The Vikings raided and killed many of them. However Athelstan is spared -- because he can speak their language -- and is ...
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How did Qi'ra get to Crimson Dawn?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see that Han meets Qi'ra at Crimson Dawn and he is pleasantly surprised by her presence there. He keeps asking her how she got out in one scene, and in another he asks '...
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Why Jack Sparrow let Will Turner escape?

In the Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Jack is meeting with Beckett on board the Endeavour, he has a deal where Jack has to take Beckett to the pirates. However, later he lets ...
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Is Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Deadpool same person? [duplicate]

I haven't seen Deadpool 2 so No Spoilers. Just a thing came to my mind about the Two mercenaries, Deadpool from the movie Deadpool (a.k.a Wade Wilson) and Weapon X (a.k.a Wade Wilson) from the ...
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Why did she blow herself up along with the bridge?

During the train heist on planet Vandor in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Thandie Newton's character, Val, blows up the bridge railway while being on it herself. Why does she decide to do this? The easy ...
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Why was Natasha Romanoff in hiding with Team Captain America?

In Captain America: Civil War, the people who side with Steve Rogers, including Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Sam Wilson (Falcon), Clint Barton (Hawkeye) & Scott Lang (Ant-Man) are imprisoned by ...
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Bald cross eyed character on Family Guy

I saw an episode of family guy and they had a parody of a comic strip character that I did not recognize: Who is he?
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Significance of Clay Jensen's journey of getting his tattoo completed?

In 13 Reasons Why season 2, Clay Jensen tries to get a semicolon tattoo with Skye but he fainted before it could even get completed and he got only comma. But at the end of the season, he got the ...
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How does Deadpool's healing factor work?

In the first Deadpool movie, his hand was cut off from his body, later we see that his hand started growing on it's own at accelerated speed. In second movie his lower body was cut off and only upper ...
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Where was Thanos before the events of Avengers: Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is depicted collecting 5 of the 6 Infinity Stones relatively breezily (as an easy day's work where only for a moment do the Avengers come close to stopping him). ...
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What is the role of Tokyo in the heist?

In the series "La Casa De Papel" a.k.a. "Money Heist" what is the role of Tokyo in the heist? Every heist-man has a role except her - Denver also doesn't have a specific role, but is explained to be ...
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How did this character get so big in Deadpool 2?

In the X-Men 3: The Last Stand, the character Juggernaut is shown as the same height as a typical human. In Deadpool 2, which makes a lot of references to X-Men, Juggernaut is several feet taller and ...