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Questions tagged [character]

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

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How many restraining orders does Sheldon have?

In series The Big Bang Theory , It shows that Sheldon Cooper is getting restraining orders from famous real people. He has already got them from: Leonard Nimoy Stan Lee Bill Nye Carl Sagan My ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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How old are Love Händel?

Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher are set to have met at a Love Händel concert. Now... Candace is a teenager, and Phineas & Ferb aren't that small either. In fact, Danny asks them if they aren't a ...
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Why does Dr. Parnassus keep making deals and wagers?

in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Parnassus makes several deals or wagers with Mr. Nick, who is supposed to be a personification of the devil. However, we learn that most of the deals made with ...
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Who is the healing mutant in first Egyptian scene of X-Men: Apocalypse

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Who is the mutant (with instant healing power) in the first scene in Egypt, where En Sabah Nur's (Apocalypse) consciousness is being transferred to. Does this character ...
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Why was the character of Chief O'Hara created

In the 1966 Batman TV series, the vast majority of characters, heroes and villains both, already existed in the comics (or were close versions of pre-existing characters). However, Chief Miles Clancy ...
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Whose idea was the double-meaning finger counting in JFK?

In JFK, Kevin Costner meets secretly with Donald Sutherland in a park in Washington DC. Donald discusses elements of the assassination conspiracy. Towards the end of the scene he counts off 3 points ...
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Why was K-Mart's name changed from the original draft script?

In the original draft script for Resident Evil: Extinction, K-Mart's name was originally supposed to be Elizabeth Jane Case. K-Mart explains that she got her name because she was found at a K-Mart ...
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Was Boomhauer really a Texas Ranger?

On one of the final episodes of King of the Hill, Boomerhaur's occupation, which was never previously discussed (other than being a ladies' man who sometimes had benefactors) was possibly revealed as ...
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Possible disease of Kramer?

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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Was John Christie supposed to return for a later Mission: Impossible episode?

In the episode "Spy" (S01E14) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible the IMF team is tasked with finding and destroying a chemical weapons factory owned by former MI6 agent John Christie and putting ...
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Why are Valerian and Laureline so young, yet have such high ranking positions?

In the movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Valerian has the rank of major and Laureline is a sergeant. Yet, they seem so young. Is it just that the intended audience is younger, ...
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Did Percy gain immortality along with Dr.Parnassus?

In the movie Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus, Percy and Anton are the assistants of Dr.Parnassus. They help in performing the show. As the movie progresses, we know that Percy is a former monk. He is ...
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Why did Spielberg use fictional characters (informants Louis and Papa) in Munich

Background to the Movie Steven Spielberg has said, that the Munich is about vengeance, regret and dilemmas one faces when making hard personal decisions, while visualising empathy and human ...
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What is the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid in the DC Extended Universe?

In the DC comics, Steppenwolf is the uncle of Darkseid. However, their relation was not made clear in the Justice League (2017) movie. I've read many CBR articles, as well as several other sources, ...
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Why can't Kovu defend his “not guilty” plea?

That is something that has bothered me for years, ever since I first watched The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. In the scene that precedes the Exile, there are 2 big proofs that Kovu was not taking ...
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What is known about the backstory of Vernita?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1 a whole animated mini-film is dedicated to the backstory of O-Ren. In contrast, I didn't notice anything mentioned about origins of Vernita, even though they both were ...
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Why did Catherine Tramell use the pseudonym “Catherine Woolf”?

In Basic Instinct, Catherine Tramell writes under the pseudonym "Catherine Woolf". Is there ever an explanation given as to why she chose that particular pseudonym? Does the name have any ...
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Was Miss Beadle the inspiration for Clara Clayton in BttF3?

Watching "Back to the Future III", I realized that Clara Clayton - the schoolteacher that Doc Brown falls head-over-heels for, is a dead-ringer for Miss Beadle, the schoolteacher for much of "Little ...
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Was Jobs being sarcastic when he said he liked Hertzfeld?

About 3/4 through Steve Jobs (2015), before the iMac launch, Andy Hertzfeld argues with Steve Jobs about paying for Lisa's tuition. At the end of it, Steve says he's indifferent to people disliking ...
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Is Dusty the doctor that Royal did malpractice work for?

In The Royal Tenenbaums, we meet "Dusty" (Seymour Cassel) as an elevator operator at the Royal Palace Hotel. He seems to have a very congenial relationship with Royal Tenenbaum. Later, Royal asks for "...
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Is there an explanation for Batroc's accent?

In the beginning of the Winter Soldier, we meet Batroc, supposedly an Algerian national (so says Pierce later), and if I remember correctly ex-DGSE (which should be incompatible with him being an ...
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Why does Lorenzo de Medici never ask about his daughters?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorenzo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Was Barbara Kean always intended to be like this?

In Gotham season 2, it was shown that Was that always intended to be like this from the beginning or was it changed later on, due to the bad reception of her character or not getting access to a few ...
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Why are John Clare and Lily immortal?

When the Creature/John Clare first appears in Penny Dreadful, he kills Proteus, Frankenstein's second creation, who is quite clearly mortal. However, in a number of instances afterward, the Creature ...
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Why do Auntie Em and Uncle Henry not have counterparts in Oz?

In the film version of The Wizard of Oz several characters play two roles - one from the scenes in Kansas before the tornado, and a second as a counterpart character in Oz. Miss Gulch is the Wicked ...
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Why didn't Don Draper follow hair and facial hair styles that trended in mid/late 60s?

The TV series Mad Men plot starts in 1960, where we can see that hairstyle is mostly short, greased, combed, flat and facial hair style is freshly shaven. Matthew Weiner seems to have worked close to ...
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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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Why does Jesus side with Maggie in S08E16?

Jesus has always been the voice of mercy and reason in The Walking Dead, even in the last episode of S08E16 when he talks to Morgan. In the last scene of S08E16, he agrees to this: Maggie has her ...
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Mental illnesses in Carrie's family

In Homeland Carrie and her dad have bipolar disorder. Does Carrie's niece have ADHD? This is based on the drug, Adderall that Carrie stole in S07E03. In the same scene, there is a bottle of Ritalin ...
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Does Amondi's English accent in Sense8 reflect her wealth?

Disclaimer: Spoilers within for Season 1 Episode 6 of Sense8. In Netflix's show Sense8, Capheus is charged with transporting Kenyan crime lord Silas Kabaka's daughter Amondi to a treatment clinic for ...
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Is Chance Gilbert Based On Real Life Historic Figures or Cult-Leaders?

In the TV series Longmire, there is a reoccuring villainous character named Chance Gilbert (Peter Stormare); a verbally-whimsical, urban, & sociopathic (by TV standards) cult-leader with idealisms ...
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Was Jacob's downward spiral motivated purely by self-preservation?

In Shot Caller (2017), Jacob is sentenced to 18 months of jail time, which he and his lawyer consider "no time", when compared to the much longer 5 year sentence he might have faced, had he fought the ...
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Is Zilpha Horace Delaney's or Salish's daughter?

At one point during the course of Taboo I learned that Zilpha isn't actually James's sister, but only his half-sister. But I don't actually recall it being said from whose side of the parentage, ...
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Why is John Malkovich in Deepwater Horizon omitting words?

In Deepwater Horizon, John Malkovich says phrases like: You nervous as cats. or We a big company, Mike, BP. or So they the big picture. They the little picture, like you and the ...
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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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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 old are the characters in the Cars movies?

In one scene of the first movie, Sally recalls as far back as 40 years earlier, when things were different. Although we don't see her in the flashback all other Radiator Springs folks are there and ...
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What makes David Harloff more of an Ariel than a Caliban?

The amazing Tatort episode "Im Schmerz geboren" didn't run short of references to classic Shakepearean tragedies, diegetically as well as structurally, but one of them eluded me and I don't know if ...
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What happened Gennaro Malanga (Little Pussy)?

In Season One Gennaro Malanga was to be cliped/Wacked/Killed by Junior Soprano. It obviously is a point of a power struggle between Tony and Jonior as Tony specifically tells Junior that Artie Bucco'...
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Why Kaira preferred disorganizing in her house?

In Dear Zindagi, Kaira is shown disorganizing decorative objects just after her maid organised them all. She even argues with her maid that she likes it that way only. But on the other hand, in her ...
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Why Anurag's name was not analogous to respective Devdas character?

In ALTBalaji's Dev DD, all the main character names share similarity with Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay 's novel Devdas. As it's adaptation of it with gender swap. Like Devdas became Devika, Paro ...
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What is Lionel Fusco's actual rank in Person of Interest?

In the pilot, Diane Hansen refers to Lionel Fusco as Officer following his testimony at her trial. He's later referred to as a Detective throughout most of the series. However, in a few episodes he's ...
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Is Beast Boy's transformation of Justice League vs. Teen Titans a nod to Genomorphs from Young Justice?

In Justice League vs. Teen Titans, during the scenes in the hellish dimension, Beast Boy was able to turn into some new kind of creature like a werwolfish-beast, a griffin and an animal looks just ...
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Why the shift in Ned Land's character?

In the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Kirk Douglas' character Ned Land is seen as a "cocky master harpooner" [­¹]. However, over the course of the film he appears more childlike than cocky,...
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Character “Hobo” and his saying in the film The Polar Express?

In the popular Movie The Polar Express, there is a character named Hobo. He is a strange man who lives on top of the Polar Express. And during a conversation with the hero boy he says "I am the king ...
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Where's Nadja from?

In Jagten (The Hunt), where's Nadja (the girlfriend who speaks halting Danish and is better at English) supposed to be from?
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Why is Loker looking for a job?

In season 3 of Lie to Me we can watch that Eli Loker is looking for a job. In addition, he hires a deaf person to take Loker's place... Why does Cal Lightman suddenly not want him anymore in the ...
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Was the final transformation a blunder?

At the end of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, the main villain is disposed of, by his own petards. But during that scene, he seems to have transformed completely: His eyes included. This ...
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Why did Jordan kill herself?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1, 3rd episode John and Cameron are entering a new school. When they came to the school they saw some kind of drawing on the school wall and they also ...