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Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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Why didn't Loki just use his scepter to steal the iridium?

in The Avengers the iridium was stored in a vault which has an iris scanner. Loki seemed to have gouged out the eyeball of Henrich Shafer to access this. However, I'm wondering why Loki didn't just ...
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Was there any indication this would happen, prior to season 8?

In Game of Thrones S08E03 In Season 08 there are a few hints it will be her. Such as when she sneaks up on Jon by the Wierwood tree, the fact that Berric dies (for real this time,) saving her, as ...
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Why do Joan and Annie's children have their names sewed on mats?

In Hereditary (2018), I noticed Joan and Annie's children have mats with their names sewed on them. Why do Joan and Annie's children have their names sewed on mats?
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Why did this soldier not use a sticky bomb the way it was meant to?

In Saving Private Ryan, Captain Miller had the idea of using sticky bombs to hit a tank's tracks and disable it. But in this scene: The soldier carried the sticky ...
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How was Duncan able to predict the exact moment a silenced sniper rifle would be fired?

In the movie Polar that stars Mads Mikkelsen, Duncan, his character and an assassin, was being hunted down by the same organization he used to work so they wouldn't have to pay his 'pension' on his ...
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Why did Mycroft involve Sherlock in S02E01 when he already knew what was happening?

In Sherlock S02E01, why did Mycroft involve Sherlock when he already knew about the flight bombing? I don't understand what investigation was meant to be done by Sherlock since he already knew about ...
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Did Melisandre really go back to Volantis?

At the beginning of Game of Thrones season 7 Melisandre has the following exchange with Varys when Jon Snow arrives at Dragonstone... Varys: I wondered why you weren't there to meet our guests.You ...
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How did Rhodes steal Tony's suit if it prevents unauthorized usage in the first place?

In Iron Man 2, Stark created additional Iron Man suits. During his birthday party, however, Rhodes was able to take and put on one. In a later dialogue, Nat said this shouldn't be possible. To quote ...
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Why did Nick Fury not hesitate in blowing up the plane he thought was carrying a nuke?

In The Avengers, the Council contacted Nick Fury and supposedly, they want to nuke Manhattan. Nick didn't agree so they contacted a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative to nuke Manhattan. When they found out that ...
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Why did Jon go to Dragonstone?

Daenarys travels to Dragonstone in Game of Thrones S08E04 and gets ambushed by Euron's fleet, losing both Missandei and Rhaegal in the attack. At the start of S08E05, we see Jon arrive in ...
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Hollywood movie having animals as character and alter-ego manifestations [on hold]

What is the movie name where every human character has an alter ego representing as an animal? I just couldn't remember but it is not Golden Compass which google was just trying to emboss on me... :) ...
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How did Dr. Strange bring everybody back without the Time Stone? [duplicate]

How did Dr. Strange bring everyone back to the Avengers HQ without him possessing the stone? The stone is supposedly in the gauntlet. So how did he do it? I haven't watched the Dr. Strange movie so ...
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What trigger Elizabeth's flashbacks in pilot episode of “The Americans” -SPOILERS

In the pilot episode of The Americans Elizabeth had a flashback of being assaulted by 'the captain' while training in Russia. I didn't understand what was triggering her flashback.
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Couldn't Tony Stark have just let the other Avengers sort out the mess?

In order to counteract "the snap" in Avengers: Infinity War, in Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark: Invents and constructs a workable time-travel device, and Joins other unsnapped Avengers in traveling ...
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need the name of this movie [on hold]

about 10 years ago i saw a movie where some selected people wake up in strange places where they have chips implanted in their head/neck and said people need to kill each other, whoever is the last ...
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How did Doctor Strange & Team do this?

In Avengers: Endgame, we see Doctor Strange and other sorcerers When last seen, Black Panther, Falcon, Wanda, etc. were in Wakanda, Wasp was in San Fransisco, Ravagers were on their Ship/Planet ...
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How did the Night King know that Arya is attacking?

In the climax of the Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night", how was the Night King able to sense Arya's attack and grab her neck. Just before the Night King gets hold of his sword to kill Bran, ...
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Why is the earth supposed to move thus far?

Warning, spoilers ahead. In the film The Wandering Earth, the earth is supposed to move to another solar system, because the sun is getting stronger and larger over a short period of time. However, ...
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Why didn't the Night King resurrect Viserion under water?

In Game of Thrones, we can see in the episode "The Long Night" that the dead can be resurrected from the underground crypts. Why didn't the Night King resurrect Viserion under water? Why did he have ...
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Why didn't Danaerys do this when she first landed in Westeros?

If Danaerys from Game of Thrones could destroy the entire city by herself with only one dragon, why didn't she attack and destroy King's Landing when she first landed in Westeros, had 3 dragons, and ...
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Do we see some Unsullied doing this in S08E05?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, after we can see that Are there any scenes in which we see the Unsullied also doing the same, or apparently are they not taking part in the act? For the Dothraki, such ...
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Is this the 3rd Big Twist in Game of Thrones? [on hold]

A week ago i asked a Question about the 3 Big twists in GOT the answers cleared me up on that, 2 of them has already been revealed and now after the episode 3 "The Bells" we all saw what happened Dany ...
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What “upstairs” is Earl referring to?

In The Mule (2018), after having lunch at Midwest, Earl suddenly bumps into the Sheriff. He gives him two cans of caramelized corn: Earl: I went to a charity and I got this caramelized corn. And ...
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How was Mewtwo able to do this thing?

We learn near the end of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu that Mewtwo is able to put the minds of people into pokémon, as long as the pokémon are in a crazed state from the R serum. However, we also learn ...
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How come Arya Stark wasn't hurt by this in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5?

In S08E05 of Game of Thrones: Sandor Clegane convinces Arya to leave the Red Keep and go home. There is a scene towards the end of the episode, right after Arya escapes the falling bell tower and ...
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What would Sherlock have done if Moriarty didn't do that? [on hold]

Spoilers ahead for the S2 EP3 of Sherlock tv show. At the end of the episode, Moriarty killed himself to leave Sherlock with no choice other than killing himself too, thus preventing his friends from ...
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How did Money rise to the top so quickly?

In the movie "Shot Caller", how did Money rise to the top so quickly? We see him being talked down to by Shotgun in prison, but after a year the guy is calling the shots and Shotgun is below him, and ...
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Need help with a movie please [closed]

Please help if you can.. I have been binging on post-apocalyptic movies for a week now and I cant remember this one.. It is kinda like The Colony (2013), where mankind is surviving in a bunker. I ...
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Where did Qyburn suggest that Cersei go?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, after Qyburn strongly suggested that Cersei be relocated to somewhere else. Where exactly did he suggest that they go, and would it really have been any safer?
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Why does Jon Snow blindly trust Daenerys?

We have seen Jon Snow through different seasons of Game of Thrones, leading different groups and bringing them together without violence (or at least tried to avoid when he could). On the other hand ...
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After Endgame, aren't there still Thanos-es in every alternate timeline?

In Endgame, the Avengers defeat 2014 Thanos from one alternate dimension, but since its a multiverse, wouldn't there be basically an infinite amount of universes where Thanos lives and the events play ...
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Avengers: Infinity War and End Game question [duplicate]

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War Thanos snapped his fingers and that erased half of the life in the universe etc. But to my understanding there is no rule book with the gauntlet. He snapped his ...
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Why is Westeros a bigger deal than Essos?

In the world of Game of Thrones Essos seems like a bigger continent and a more beautiful and warmer place with a thriving economy and a diverse cultural and ethnic diaspora. In comparison, Westeros ...
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Why is it such a big deal to Daenerys Targaryen that Jon is the true heir?

Ever since she found out that Jon is the true Targaryen heir to the throne, Daenerys has been worried about it, and has been wanting him to keep it a secret, despite him several times saying that he ...
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What was Varys trying to do at the beginning of S08E05?

In the beginning of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5, we see the following conversation take place: [DOOR OPENS] VARYS: And? Nothing? GIRL: She won't eat. VARYS: We'll try ...
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Why didn't Nebula warn them about Thanos?

In Avengers Endgame, after reaching Morag in 2014, Nebula and Rhodes have this following conversation: Nebula: We're not the only ones in 2014 looking for the stones. Rhodes: Wait, what? Who else is ...
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Can GoT's dragons run out of fire?

I don't know so much about dragons, especially Game of Thrones's dragons, but the amount of fire dragon breathed in S08E05 seemed unreal to me, even for that magical dragon. So, was it logical in the ...
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Why did Varys remove his rings?

In Season 8 episode 5 of Game of Thrones, when Varys hears the sound of the Unsullied coming to his chamber, he burns a letter and removes his rings. Maybe he burns the letter so that they won't ...
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Why did the soldiers of the North disobey Jon?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, we see that soldiers in the Northern army attacking the unarmed Lannister soldiers after they have surrendered. Jon is the warden of the North and he commands the Northern ...
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How did Tal make into the U.S and into the CIA director's home without getting caught?

In the show The Enemy Within, the team is hunting down and trying to capture a terrorist named Tal. We see in flashbacks that Tal makes into the U.S and threatens Erica Shepherd, even going to her ...
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Where was the Golden Company?

The Golden Company is supposed to be some 20,000 soldiers and 2,000 horses. In S08E01 the commander of The Golden Company confirms these numbers when speaking with Cersei. But when we see them ...
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Why didn't Arya use the powers of The Faceless Men to get past the dead in the library?

In the War of Winterfell in Game of Thrones S08E03, we see Arya terrified in the library. Why didn't she change herself to appear as the dead in order to get past them?
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Was the dragon prowess intentionally downplayed in S08E04?

In some previous cases in Game of Thrones, like In S08E04, we noticed, that Euron attack with about 11 ships and manages to kill one dragon and Dany had to escape riding another one. They had the ...
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Why were the bells ignored in S8E5?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, Daenerys goes on full killing mode and destroys the entire city in spite of the bells ringing, indicating Cersei surrendering. (It's evident everyone knows the bells ringing ...
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Is Valonqar prophecy unfulfilled?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, we see that and most definitely not by as the Valonqar prophecy states. The prophecy says: When your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your ...
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Whats up with “The Bells”, GoT S08E05

In Game of Thrones the bells are supposed to toll only when the King/Queen is dead. If this was the case, then why are Dany and her army still attacked in S08E05? Also, there was some discussion ...
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Source of the Wildfire?

Despite the fact that Game of Thrones S08E05 puts Daenerys and her murderous actions as ultimately responsible for the apocalyptic sacking of King's Landing, there are many green flamed wildfire ...
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Why did the Japanese guy have this in his hands in The Wailing?

In the Korean movie The Wailing, the Japanese guy has the mark of a nail on his palm in the end. He shows it when in the cave. Much like a crucifixion. But he's shown to be the Devil. What is the ...
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Why did Bald Rob want to cut Earl's truck?

In The Mule (2018), Earl drives his truck inside the garage of a tire shop and meets some men: Andres: Where do you want us to cut the compartment, huh? Under the seat? Earl: Do what to the ...
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Why did Tyrion and others think King's Landing can't be taken without collateral damage?

Game of Thrones S08E05 showed us that Drogon can just fly around and destroy the Red Keep and the Iron Fleet, and the Golden Company can also easily be taken care of. So why in the world has there ...