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Why does Sheldon Cooper love The Flash?

There are many superheroes. But Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory loves The Flash very much. He loves Batman too. But Why? What's the reason?
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Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...
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What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and Anna's?...
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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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How did Ronan the Accuser become so powerful?

From what I saw, I don't believe Guardians of the Galaxy did a terribly good job of identifying Ronan for what he is. The Terrans defeated the Kree, which means that species is manageable for mortals....
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs (...
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Is Bran seeing the future?

We know Bran from Game of Thrones can visit and even affect the past by his greenseeing abilities with the weirwood tree. However, he saw wildfire in a tunnel, which is the exact scene in which Cersei ...
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To which degree was the image of the “Angel of Verdun” influenced by Jeanne d'Arc?

After Rita Vrataski proved herself a war hero in the battle of Verdun prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow she became known and advertized as the "Angel of Verdun", a symbol of hope and a possible ...
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Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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Did Hugo Cabret and other characters really exist?

In Hugo, forgotten Georges Méliès's life, success and master piece films are revealed to us, but the movie was not just about him. It was about the boy Hugo and all his courageous deeds. My question ...
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Was Theon always loyal to Sansa?

In the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 5, Sansa lights a candle in Broken Tower. Later when Sansa is threatened by Myranda Theon kills Myranda and rescues her. Earlier on in the season an old ...
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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from?

What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from? It looks like she has schizophrenia. Her mother also appears to be unwell or just extremely overbearing.
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Is Jack Bauer an antihero?

Have seen both used. Some articles typically say "The antihero is back", whilst others say he is a hero. Breeanna Hare at CNN even gets to the point by: -- At first it may seem "24's" Jack Bauer ...
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Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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Who was this girl who can manipulate birds?

In X-Men: Apocalypse we get to know that Magneto has started a family and has a wife and daughter. Now this newly established daughter shows the power to make birds attack the police before when she ...
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Did the Waif possibly turn into Jaqen after attacking Arya?

After hitting Arya in Game of Thrones S06E02, I assumed the Waif left and Jaqen came along just after, but it occurred to me that they might have been the same person. Is this possible? Is it likely?
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What made Clarice so important to Hannibal Lecter?

In the final scenes of Hannibal, Hannibal Lecter could have killed Clarice but he let her go and cut off his own arm, and there's also the perfume in the letter scene. So what exactly was it? Was it ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why does Batman brand criminals?

In Batman V Superman it's shown that Batman brands criminals with a 'bat brand'. This brand on someone means they will definitely be killed. Why does he choose this instead of killing them himself or ...
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How could Ant-Man become so small?

In Marvel's movie Ant-Man, Scott can become small by reducing the space in atoms. So he surely can't get smaller than atoms. But in a scene in the movie, Scott gets very smaller, even smaller than ...
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Spider-Man's resilience

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, a few scenes where Peter gets beaten with little to no harm really bothered me. And Spider-Man is not even harmed And is just mildly disoriented as well as experiencing a ...
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Why did Reese go to Hell?

It's confusing, why did Reese go to hell in Lucifer S03E07, while he did good? It's not like he killed somebody: he was trying to expose Lucifer about being the devil, and wanted to create a story ...
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The character of Weyland in Prometheus and Alien vs. Predator

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien vs. Predator?
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Are Agent Barton and Agent Romanoff ever called 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow' in the MCU?

I recently read an article that claims Hawkeye, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch are never called by their comic-book names in the movies. While I'm pretty sure this is true for the Witch, I'm less sure ...
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Why is Walt special?

In Lost, there are countless mysteries, but one that started in the beginning of the series has struck my mind recently and my research cannot bring anything up. Walt Lloyd, Michael's son who he ...
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Does Tony Stark really have PTSD or just a fear of things to come?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark seems to display what can be assumed as PTSD due to his dealings with the chitauri and the events surrounding New York that took place during The Avengers However, is this ...
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Why choose that birth name for John Blake?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we learn that What motivated the Nolan brothers to include this in the film? Are they merely nudging and winking at the audience? Furthermore, why Robin? The ...
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Shiny and new in “vehicle mode”, yet battle-damage re-appears in “robot” mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?

According to the X-Men series he is a mutant. But in the Avengers 2 he is depicted as having received his powers through a Hydra experiment. There are talks in the X-Men about how he is the son of ...
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Was Matt Damon’s role in Thor: Ragnarok purely due to his role in Dogma?

In one of the beginning scenes in Thor: Ragnarok we see a play portraying the actions of the previous movies. The actors are Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, and Matt Damon (uncredited). The casting of ...
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Who is Starlight supposed to be a reference to?

In the Amazon Prime show; The Boys, it's very obvious who a few of the super heroes are representative of. Homelander is representative of Superman, Queen Maeve represent Wonder Woman, The Deep ...
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Why is Sheldon Cooper so bad at driving?

Sheldon Cooper is always shown as struggling when it comes to driving, so is there any particular reason behind that; being one the greatest minds, driving would never have been so difficult. Is there ...
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Does Davos in season 6 know what happened to Shireen in season 5?

We know that Ser Davos despises Melisandre at the beginning of Game of Thrones, but now with Stannis dead and Jon Snow also, Davos suggests to take help from the Red Woman (Melisandre), so we assume ...
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What is the point of naming Tony Stark's dream son after his comic book rival?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony had this conversation with Pepper: Tony Stark: Right! That's the point I'm trying to make. Last night, I dreamt, we had a kid. So real. We named him after your ...
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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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What is the story behind Robert Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch?

In Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, movies, the character Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wears a Mickey Mouse watch and when somebody asks about it he never answers (or did I miss it?). The ...
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What is the reason for Hulk's decision at the end of 'Age of Ultron'?

In the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron we get the new roster of Avengers and this is not a new thing, it always happened in comics and cartoons. But it's due to a major character leaving from the ...
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What evidence is there for each side of the debate over the authenticity of “Exit Through The Gift Shop”?

I recently watched "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and thought it was absolutely excellent. After the movie was over, my friend told me that a lot of people think that Bansky invented the character of ...
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Why doesn't Robin appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series?

Robin is part of the DC animated universe, so why doesn't he appear in the Justice League or the follow-up Justice League Unlimited series? What is the reason behind not including any Robin or ...
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Why did Walt give up 1.5 million to work with Jesse?

In Breaking Bad, Walt had the opportunity to work with Gale and earn 3 million dollars. Instead he insisted on working with Jesse and split the money with him. He claimed it was because he didn't have ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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What is Fight-Club's main character's real name?

The 1999 film Fight Club stars Edward Norton as an average "everyman" character, a random nobody, that develops an all around better secondary personality called Tyler Durden. Edward's character is ...
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What is the Russians' goal in Stranger Things S3?

In Season 3 of Stranger Things, the Russians are in Hawkins to Is there some explanation as to why I missed?
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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 of ...
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Why does Leonard on The Big Bang Theory always wear socks when he goes to bed with Penny?

Leonard always wears socks when he goes to bed with Penny. This seems pretty weird to me. Is there any specific reason why he does this?
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What kind of makeup is used to make Harvey Dent's horrifying face?

Every time I see The Dark Knight, I am surprised when looking at the makeup of Harvey Dent (Two Face). What kind of technology is used in such make ups and how are they done? The makeup was really ...
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True identity of Wonder Woman

When researching more about Wonder Woman depicted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice I found slightly contradictory information about her background in the comics. On Wiki, it said: Wonder Woman ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...