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Is any superhero in The Boys parodying a Marvel superhero?

Is there an official statement from Eric Kripke (showrunner) or The Boys comics creators (Garth Ennis or Darick Robertson) of at least one superhero parodying a Marvel superhero or made in the image ...
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Why didn’t Mona call Willie in the court room and then come in and whisper in his ear about the weapon [closed]

** I want to know in the movie fracture with Anthony Hopkins why Mona I think that was her name did not call Willie like he had asked her to do**Why didn’t Mona call Willie in the court room and then ...
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How realistic is Maverick's career progression in "Top Gun: Maverick"?

Maverick's military rank is a recurring theme during the movie. Was this supposed to be satirical/funny or is it telling us something about the character? How realistic is it even?
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Ruth's motive to steal from Marty?

In Ozark (2017-22), Ruth gets waterboarded by Helen and her associates when it appears she may have been an informant. After this, Ruth (with the urging of her father) attempts to steal "Marty's ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused ...
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Are Michael Bluth's suits supposed to be nice?

I'm watching the original Arrested Development seasons for the first time. Michael Bluth wears very large suits, which I know was the style at the time but I'm unsure if they're supposed to be coded ...
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What happens to Wesley Crusher when he leaves with the Traveler?

In the television episode Journey's End of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher leaves the Enterprise, drops out of Star Fleet Academy and joins the Traveler. This is the last episode where ...
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Why was Arwen given the credit of saving Frodo in the movie?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring portrays Arwen, daughter of Elrond, saving Frodo from the Riders and summoning the flood-waters. However the book says (which I am currently reading) ...
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Why does Travis Bickle attempt the assassination?

In Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle ruins his relationship with the woman he likes. Then, he tries to get her back, fails, starts becoming angry, fantasizing with killing people. Part of his hatred is ...
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End result for Jim Cunningham - motivational speaker

What was the end result for Jim Cunningham (the 'motivational speaker' played by Patrick Swayze) in Donnie Darko? After Donnie completes his task to revert the time-line to the original 'correct' one ...
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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?

Following the events of Deckard's abduction in Blade Runner 2049, K meets the revolution, then is sent home. However, he is seen walking somewhat forlornly, apparently lost in thought, making his ...
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What relationship does Colorado have with Inga in Mackennas gold?

In Mackenna's gold, there's a scene where Mackenna is held captive by Colorado and where Mackenna meets Hesh-Ke again after a long time. At the start of the scene, we see Colorado dragging Inga out ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

In Thor - the Dark World Malekith is the leader of the Dark Elves. The film obviously derives from the Marvel universe. I also play a lot of tabletop wargames and I know Malekith is also a character ...
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Why did Iron Man give a different treatment to Dr. List?

In the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron (see clip), Strucker's Hydra base is raided by the Avengers, but it looks like the Avengers try to stun, not kill. It's especially highlighted when Iron Man ...
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What is Joe McCool's problem with Gerry Quinn?

In Derry Girls Joe McCool, Mary and Sarah's father, and Erin and Orla's maternal grandfather, has lived with the Quinns since his wife died. Joe shows nothing but contempt for Gerry, constantly ...
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How are the Sith Inquisitors named?

There are a few Sith Inquisitors introduced in the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of whom are named the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother. During a verbal confrontation, the Grand Inquisitor says to the ...
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What is the ultimate goal of the Sith?

Do the Sith want to rule the galaxy? Is that the only reason they want power? It doesn't make sense if they are doing it to be rich, or they will capture all that there is and destroy the galaxy. So ...
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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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Did Nacho have sincere hatred for Lalo or was he dissembling?

It never seemed like Nacho's hatred in Better Call Saul, as expressed in his final scene for Lalo, was very well motivated -- sure, Lalo is a Salamanca and an extremely bad guy, but frankly, Nacho ...
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Why does Kido honor Frank in Man in the High Castle?

This refers to The Man in the High Castle S3/Ep9 "Baku". When Kido takes Frank to his place of execution, he chooses a location--a former Japanese internment camp--where Frank's symbol has been ...
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Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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Who is Lor San Tekka?

At the beginning of the movie Star Wars: The force Awakens we see an old man that gives to the rebel Poe Dameron a map to find Luke Skywalker. His name is Lor San Tekka. When Kylo Ren arrives, the ...
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What happened to Agu's mother?

In the movie Beasts of No Nation (2015) what happened to Agu's mother? Was Agu able to find her? It is not mentioned in the movie. Is there any explanation in the book which the movie is based on?
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Was Nolan Sorrento supposed to look like a nemesis from a 1980's movie?

In Ready Player One, the actor Ben Mendelsohn plays Nolan Sorrento, an authority figure who is out of touch with what's important to the "gunters" who play in the Oasis. I noticed that he bears a ...
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Why Does the Reverse Flash Vibrate?

In Flash, every time we see the man-in-yellow, he's always vibrating constantly. Like this: Admittedly, it looks super scary and ominious, but what's the logical reasoning for why Eobard Thawne ...
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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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Why is Sprite a child in Eternals?

In Eternals, this doesn't make sense to me because it just seems weird why Sprite is the only 'child' and she's talking about how she's in love with Ikaris.
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *anti-hero* come into this universe?

First, this is not a copy of this question. Okay, so in the movie, we know that the spell was miscast and actually brought all the people from other worlds who already know that Peter Parker is Spider-...
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Kim says Saul could be a rat -- is that consistent with her character?

In Season 6, E3, Kim and Jimmy are discussing Lalo's death and she suggests that Jimmy could choose to be a rat -- at that point she sounds very much like a criminal rather than a law-abiding citizen. ...
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Did Lalo do this to the innocent couple in S6E01?

In S06E01, we see Lalo going to a couple's home after the events of last season. It seems the couple knows Lalo and offered him coffee and talks with him about how he helped the family. And then we ...
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How did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet?

They’re not related, they’re not neighbors, and they’re separated in age by at least five decades: So how did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet? This question has been bugging me from the moment ...
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Why weren't J.A.R.V.I.S. & Jarvis played by the same actor in MCU?

J.A.R.V.I.S. is the AI built by Tony Stark as an aid & house-help (Butler) based on Jarvis who was the aid & house-help (Butler) of Howard Stark, Tony's father. J.A.R.V.I.S. is voiced by ...
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In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer to do what he did regarding his own men?

In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer (--SPOILER--) to kill off his own men every few months to avoid turnover? If it's not the kind of gang that ...
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Did Cleo purposefully try to sabotage Beth?

In the episode 6 - Adjournment - of the Queen's Gambit series, Beth is preparing for the big game with the Soviet champion Borgov. However, on the evening before, she receives a call from Cleo - a ...
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What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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Was Rachel Zane talking about a poison pill?

Asked question on Money SE about conversation in Suits S04E04: You do that, it triggers a stock split. His shares double in voting power. Yours don't. My question: I never really got that. ...
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Why is Professor Snape so against Harry Potter when he is supposedly protecting him? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter series, it is known that Professor Severus Snape tries to protect Harry. This is because, as a Hogwarts student himself back in the day, he fell in love with Lily (Harry's mother). ...
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Why didn’t Beth return to see Mr. Shaibel after she gained national recognition?

In The Queen's Gambit, Beth promised to pay him back $10 if she won her tournament but never sent the money or paid him a visit. She criticized the media for leaving him out of publication, leaving me ...
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Could Bill Cipher be an avatar of Nyarlathotep?

Bill Cipher, the big bad of Gravity Falls is a demon who loves spreading chaos and causing people to go insane. Nyarlathotep is a outer god from the works of Lovecraft who has a multitude of forms and ...
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Why do tough guys chew toothpicks or match-sticks?

I remember Cobra (1986) and Razor Ramon from WWE. They both chew either toothpicks or match-sticks. What was the reason?
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Why did Laura help Brendan?

In the movie Brick, we know Laura calmed The Pin and Tug down and stopped them from hurting Brendan more. We know she helped Brendan while he was investigating and looked after him when he was hurt. ...
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What was Dalton Russell's point in the movie Inside Man?

He is shown to be an extremely smart person who planned and actually executed an excellent bank robbery. In the first scene of the movie he is shown breaking the fourth wall where he says: ...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *this villain* come into this universe?

In Spider-Man No Way Home, we know that Doctor Strange's spell was botched mid-casting, and that caused everyone who knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, to start coming into this Universe. So, how ...
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What is the relationship between Alejandro and Fausto Alarcon?

What is the relationship between Alejandro (played by Benicio Del Toro) and Fausto Alarcon (played by Julio Cesar Cedillo) in Sciario? I know that Alejandro is a laywer - was he a lawyer for the ...
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Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me, and Castle, which were all released in the late 2000s, it occurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
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Why was Sophie's role minimized in season 2 of Leverage?

In universe, Sophie was taking time away because Nate was, well, being Nate. Was there an additional out-of-universe reason that the role of Sophie Devereaux so minimized in season 2? My initial ...
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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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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie ...

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