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How could Kiri control fish and plants in Avatar: The Way of Water?

She seems to have a way to interact with the world that others do not possess. She demonstrated this power in the movie in at least three ways: Using glowing fish as a flash light while seeking her ...
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What is the cause and the meaning of Dominic's death?

It is hard to put Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin into a genre box or give a simple explanation of what it is about. It has comedic elements but also dark drama. It is a strong character ...
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What country is Marta Cabrera from?

There's a running joke in Knives Out where the family members say Marta is from various South American countries: Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, and maybe several more. The actor is Cuban, but ...
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Why is Claire a Dinosaur activist in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Dominion?

In the Jurassic World trilogy, after the horrors from bringing back the infamous dinosaur theme park, we suddenly see Claire as an activist. She is actively protesting to protect the dinosaurs, even ...
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Is the man with no name the same character?

This is a question I tried to find an answer off of a comment by Napoleon on a different question. The man with no name is the central character in what is commonly called the "Dollars trilogy", i.e.,...
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Why does King Schultz go to such distance in order to help Django?

In Django Unchained, Dr. King Schultz, who is a bounty hunter, takes enormous risks and goes to a great distance in order to help Django. Although Django does help him nab the Brittle brothers, was ...
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Does Ruby Rhod fall under rainbow umbrella, is it even established in the film?

When I first watched The Fifth Element, Ruby Rhod appeared like a LGBT character to me and to show Androgyny signs. Does the film ever establish where he falls under the rainbow umbrella or did the ...
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Is a lesbian ending for Sophie ruled out?

I remember in How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) s1 that it was already established in the matchmaker episode (S01E07) with Camryn Manheim (Ellenor Frutt from The Practice!) that Ted is not gay / bisexual. ...
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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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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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Is there an in-universe explanation for Donald Duck's voice?

Donald Duck is well known for his nearly unintelligible speech. Out of universe, this voice was the invention of actor Clarence Nash, and Walt Disney Studios selected it for Donald because the ...
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In the Polar Express, why did the main character run away from the scrooge puppet in fear?

In the classic The Polar Express (2004), there is a scene where the "Hero Boy" is confronted by a scary puppet of Ebenezer Scrooge. While he is deeply scared, it is later revealed that the ...
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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?

Ed Sheeran's character in the episode in Game of Thrones was a Lannister soldier. The rest of the soldiers were Lannister soldiers also. Arya Stark hates Lannisters the most for what they have caused ...
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Who found Llewelyn Moss and how?

Towards the end of the film, Sheriff Bell reaches the motel to find a firefight occurring and what seems to be some cartel members fleeing on a truck. He also sees the lady who had been flirting with ...
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Who was "Derol"?

Throughout Glass Onion, we see a disheveled man whom Miles calls "Derol" whom he claims to be "working through some things," and who has minimal interaction with other characters. ...
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Was Martin Riggs' age ever established?

Lethal Weapon, released in 1987 starring Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh is continually alluding to the fact that Martin Riggs is much younger than Roger Murtaugh. Other ...
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Did Batman break his one rule?

In the final scene of The Dark Knight, we see Batman go on a final confrontation with the corrupted Dent. Dent, hell bent on making Batman and Gordon pay for Rachel's death, flips his trademark coin ...
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What was the result of Erica's HIV test?

I just watched Detachment (2011) and I wondered what was the result of Erica's HIV test (one could optimistically guess that it was negative, by the ending). I don't recall any moment in the movie ...
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Prince Philip's knife holding

In S5 E6 of The Crown, ca. 23m44s, Prince Philip (played by Jonathan Pryce) is shown eating with the handle of his knife resting on top of his hand, as opposed to 'inside', covered by his hand. I ...
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Why is Jon Snow's hair black?

Many people assume Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is a Targaryen, but Targaryens have white hair. Are there any other references mentioned in the book about this? Alert if there are any spoilers.
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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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Why does Lucilla have senator Gracchus meet with Maximus if she overheard Commodus' order to have every senator followed?

In Gladiator, Lucilla overhears Commodus' discussion with senator Falco where Commodus orders Falco to have every senator followed. Knowing this, why does she risk having senator Gracchus meet with ...
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So what did the soldiers do who didn't fight?

At the beginning of 21 Bridges Det. Andre Davis has to attend a hearing, presumably for killing on duty. He is called out for supposedly using his gun too often but he stands to it and believes he was ...
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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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Who is that character in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, at some point, the main character joins Optimus to help him fight Lockdown. After some fighting, Lockdown shoots at the main character. However, during a very short ...
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Is Anthony Quinn's character in The Ox-Bow Incident inspiration for Lalo in Better Call Saul?

Perhaps an obscure film now since it was made 80 years ago, Quinn's character is a handsome, charming and intelligent gambler and killer in the Oscar-nominated, The Ox-Bow Incident. I realize that ...
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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 does Nick Sobotka have a pi tattoo?

Nick Sobotka is a major character in the second season of The Wire. In many scenes we can see that he has a very large letter pi (π) tattooed on the back of his neck. Why does he have this rather ...
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Why was Eugene Levy not cast in American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules?

Eugene Levy as character "Noah Levenstein" (Jim's dad) was cast in all of the American Pie and American Pie Presents movies except the most recent one: American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules. ...
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Why did they change how the characters looked in the Lego Ninjago Movie?

From watching The Lego Ninjago Movie, I am very confused. Yes, while there are so many differences and changes I question and wonder about, there is one major one that I do not understand the most: ...
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What was the first movie or TV show that featured a villain that happened to be a normal person?

I was watching One Hour Photo, and was wondering what was the first movie or TV show that featured a character that was a villain that happened to be a normal person. By 'normal', I mean normal in the ...
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Is Land of the Lustrous inspired by James Cameron's Avatar?

Let's look at the similar plots of these films: Phos and Cinnabar (first image) have similar story roles to Jake and Neytiri from Avatar (second image): While Avatar is a sci-fi space story, and ...
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Is Tony in love with Gina?

Throughout Brian DiPalma's 1983 classic, Scarface, Tony Montana has an odd relationship with his sister Gina. His attitude toward her ranges from overprotective to jealous to generous, and just about ...
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First occurrence of Twin Actors/Actresses?

Several movies feature twin characters as comedians / villains / hero / heroines. I want to know what is the first movie which first used twin characters in it? NB- In reality, they may be real-life ...
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What happened to Jim Paprocki's brother?

I recently watched Locked Up Abroad's episode Plane Crash Marijuana. A key character is Jim Paprocki's brother (whose name I can't recall). In the episode it isn't explained what ever happened to him ...
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Is the character Johan Larsen supernatural?

In the TV show 1864, there is a character named Johan Larsen, portraited by Søren Malling. He does weird stuff throughout the show (magical/spiritual approach maybe). Is he some kind of saint or ...
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Why wouldn't Will tell the officer who pulled him over that he knew Detective Patterson?

In the film Last Seen Alive (2022), after Will's wife disappears, Will decides to take things into his own hands and kidnaps and ties up one of the people involved in his wife's disappearance. He ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

The movie The Big Lebowski from 1998 portrays "The Dude" played by Jeff Bridges as an avid fan of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. There is a scene later in the movie where The Dude ...
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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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Does Monsieur Hulot have a first name?

Jacques Tati's iconic character is always called by his last name. At least as long as I have seen (Monsieur Hulot's holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime). Does anybody know if he was ever called anything ...
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Why does Tim not pick up the gun in Jurassic Park?

When re-watching Jurassic Park (1993), I felt a bit awkward at the security room scene. While Lexi was trying to reboot the system, Alan and Ellen were trying to keep the door closed due to a ...
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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 the name of this main character cliche?

I know that there is a name for this cliche but I can not remember it or find it anywhere. The cliche consist in the main character matching some specific conditions, and it is usually referred to ...
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Why doesn't Butch remove his hat throughout the movie?

Butch Pooch (James Remar) doesn't take his hat off the entire film. Especially in the setting Tarantino places the film in, the character must have a reason; there's nothing absurdist about the film; ...
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Does Ron have Stockholm Syndrome in The Walking Dead?

From re-watching, I started to think about Ron's psychology. Obviously, we all know that Ron hates Carl because of the whole Enid situation, and while some of that anger could have seeped into Rick, ...
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Why are the Kasouras initially interested in spending time with Childan but then abruptly lose all interest?

When Mrs. K. invites Mr. Childan for dinner on the phone in The Man in the High Castle he asks if it as friends and she ignores this question. Then when he comes they are interested in his ...
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What's the significance of this old man always sitting in Tony's eatery?

In Léon: The Professional, there are quite a few scenes in the eatery owned by Tony, contract kill manager. At all times there can be seen an old man in a hat, sitting alone at the same corner table. ...
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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 much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why would Laal Singh Chaddha wear leg braces?

In Laal Singh Chaddha, Laal would wear leg braces in his childhood. In one scene, while wearing leg braces, doctor was telling to Laal's mother that Laal doesn't have problem with his legs but in his ...

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