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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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Can one Knight really make another one a Knight?

In Game of Thrones S08E02, Jaime said, “You don’t need a king. Any knight can make another knight". But is it right in the context of Game of Thrones? Is it legal to make anyone else night by a ...
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Was the pager message from Nick Fury to Captain Marvel unnecessary?

This question has been bugging me for a while. Maybe it is a bit overthought. Does Nick Fury really need to send a pager message to Captain Marvel after Thanos' snap? I mean, there is only a 50% ...
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Confusion about the ending of 'Stree'

The movie Stree is a horror/comedy film about an Indian folklore where a village is haunted by a ghost of a murdered woman (stree) who abducts men in the middle of the night. At the climax, Vicky, ...
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Who gave fancy mask to Billy Russo?

In The Punisher season 2, we see Bill Russo wearing this mask: My question is who provides Billy Russo mask which totally signifies his character in this series (JIGSAW)? Is hospital provide that ...
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What does Sonny Burch mean by, “S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA don't even exist anymore”?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Sonny Burch says these words to Hope, who is expecting the component from him: Sonny Burch: My business landscape has been shifting, Hope. Hell, S.H.I.E.L.D. and ...
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What is going on with Captain Marvel's blood colour?

At various stages of the Captain Marvel movie, Vers is shown to be bleeding, sometimes in a flashback sequence. Her blood seems to be blue when she thinks that she is a Kree, like Yonn-Rogg, and ...
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Why didn't Four warn the rest of Dauntless what was going to happen?

In Divergent, Max and Jeanine Mathews are planning an attack on Abnegation because they apparently hold secrets and are destroying the city slowly. When Four discovers (as he was working in the ...
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

At the end of Captain America - The First Avenger, when Red Skull and Captain America are fighting on a plane, Red Skull holds the Tesseract in his hands. And soon a portal opens to another space ...
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Why can't fire hurt Daenerys but it did to Jon Snow in season 1?

As stated in this answer about Game of Thrones fire can burn any Targaryen. If that is the case, why doesn't fire hurt Daenerys? In one of the episodes of season 1 or season 2, Daenerys says Viserys ...
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Explain the love triangle?

In Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fist Full of Dynamite), John (played by James Coburn) has numerous flashbacks to his IRA days. In the final 15 minutes of the film, two seemingly important points are ...
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How did David's Knife hurt Arthur?

At the start when David Kane is fighting Arthur Curry on the sub David's father's crew went to steal we see that David's blades could not hurt Arthur. When Orm Marius goes to David to track down ...
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Drugs from the movie Requiem for a Dream

The movie Requiem for a Dream gives a graphic elucidation on drugs. They show you what would be the consequences of taking drugs knowingly and unknowingly. The lead actors, Jered Leto and Jennifer ...
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What is the significance of “sums to 10” in this scene?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Hank and his daughter Hope learn that Janet has been using Scott as her antenna: Hank: I'm tracking your signal using subatomic frequencies... between point two ...
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What is the importance of this number in The Magicians?

In Season 4 Episode 10 Margo walked 359,965 steps after being banished from the Kingdom of Fillory. What is the importance of this number? What does this number suggest?
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Why did Hanne choose not to pursue them?

In the ending of Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher, After Hanne Lindberg find out about the trick of Benjamin and his three other teammates (the sugar cube trick), why did she choose not to pursuit ...
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Did Thanos think of the aftermath of snapping the Infinity Gauntlet?

According to the MCU Wiki: Thanos is the genocidal warlord from Titan, whose own main objective was to bring stability to the universe, as he believed its massive population would inevitably ...
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How did Magnussen know about Redbeard?

In Sherlock, Magnussen whispers to Sherlock Redbeard. So how could he know about Redbeard? Sherlock couldn't tell him because he isn't so stupid. Mycroft won't obviously tell him. So how did ...
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How was Paul's ending different enough?

In the beginning of CQ, the director of Code Name Dragonfly, on which Paul works as an editor, is fired because the studio execs think his ending is too dull (one calls it an action movie with no ...
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Why did the Faceless Men want the Waif to attack Arya?

I don't understand why the Faceless Men wanted the Waif to keep attacking Ayra and then to try and murder her.
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Couldn't police find the IP address used to steal money in The Invisible Guest?

In the movie "The Invisible Guest" Laura uses her laptop to steal money from the bank to make it look like Daniel did it. So couldn't the police track the IP address of Laura with that? Also couldn't ...
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When did the cosmic event first occur in Coherence?

In the movie Coherence, when Halleys comet passes near to Earth... We, the audience still don't know whether the above is just an assumption or the fact about the cosmic anomaly. I'm just confused ...
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Was the world ever more radioactive?

In Godzilla (2014), it is mentioned that "those" creatures flourished when the world was more radioactive. Does it make sense?
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How did Jeanne know where Rafe's House is?

In the movie Middle School: Worst Years of my Life (2016), after Rafe has read that letter from his dead younger Brother Leo, his Friend from School, Jeanne, comes in through the window to make sure ...
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What happened to this German plane during the Dunkirk ending?

During the final scenes of the movie Dunkirk we see a German plane attack the Moonstone when it is returning (scene begins around the 1:44 of the clip). Mr. Dawson evades the attack charge by changing ...
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Why did Patty call the cops when she found out Dewey was posing as Ned?

Perhaps a weird question but in "School of Rock" Starring Jack Black, why did Patty call the cops when she found out Dewey was posing as Ned? Wasn't that ridiculous since it didn't really seem like ...
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Why does Luke leave the wampa’s cave?

In the first act of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is attacked and captured by a large bipedal creature called a wampa that hangs him unconscious from the roof of its lair in anticipation, it ...
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How come Sam didn't become Lord of Horn Hill?

After both his father and brother (who was the heir) executed in Season 7, how come that Samwell Tarly didn't become the new head of the House, i.e. Lord of Horn Hill? I would expect the remaining ...
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Why is Riley sad?

Maybe I misunderstand the plot of Inside Out but during the course of events, Joy and Sadness are separated from HQ and Anger/Disgust/Fear are left to manage her. However, during this time, Riley's ...
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Explanation of Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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How will Makoto and Chiaki be together in the future?

In The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Chiaki and Makoto talk at the end of the movie and he uses his last jump to return to the future. He confesses his love for Makoto and tells her to find him in the ...
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Does the T-1000 know that the “big guy on a bike” is a T-800 before he meets him?

In the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), after the terminators had arrived from the future to 1995, they are both trying to acquire John Connor. The T-1000 arrives at John Connor's address ...
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Why do Cleo and the other robots build a bug like creature using a nuclear battery?

In the movie Automata, as the plot progresses it is revealed the robots without the second protocol need a nuclear battery. What was the aim behind using that nuclear battery to build a bug like ...
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Why doesn't anyone from Kurt Weller's team wear a helmet when out on the field?

I have observed these many times in the first and second seasons of Blindspot: Why doesn't anyone from Kurt Weller's team wear a helmet when out on the field? All other FBI soldiers/officers are in ...
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Why did Frank jr and Alice need Phoebe to carry their children?

If their baby(ies) were from Alice's ova and Frank's sperm, why did they have to grow in Phoebe's womb (her oven, totally their bun, as Phoebe describes it)? I know out of universe it was to explain ...
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Do Aliens intend to teach every human being the Universal language?

At the end of Arrival, Costello tells Louise that they are going to need Humans' help in about 3000 years, and that's why they want to give a "gift" (weapon?) to them, to enable them to do that. ...
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How did Elliott stop the DDoS attack?

In Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 1, Elliott stopped a DDoS attack, but how exactly did he do it? If I understand well, he notices that everything was being infected, all the servers, so he goes​ to ...
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In Flash Season 2, why couldn't they just tell Grodd their plan?

So in season 2, episode 7 of The Flash ("Gorilla Warfare"), the ginormous, hyper-intelligent gorilla Grodd makes a comeback. The heroes (mainly Caitlin) discover that he really just wants the company ...
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Who amongst the living Targaryens should be the ruler of Westeros?

This might be a duplicate or debatable. But as far as the releases of the books & TV series, who should rule Westeros as per the laws of that continent? Ignore the usurpers. Is it Daenerys ...
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Why hasn't the MCRN done anything to get the Rocinante back?

If you were to "salvage" a U.S. Navy Submarine with nukes, the U.S. government would, without doubt, either "seize" or destroy it. Even if you were going to use it to save the world. So why is it ...
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Isn't Gendry the true heir to the throne?

Robert Baratheon rebelled against the Mad King and took the Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Doesn't this legally set the heir to the throne to the Baratheon family by right of conquest? Both Stannis ...
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What is this Mandarin(?) joke(?) in Armour of God 2: Operation Condor?

In the 1991 Jackie Chan movie Armour of God 2: Operation Condor, our heroes are crossing the desert, and take a small break to pee. The following image appears on the screen: Given the tone of the ...
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What exactly is a “Meth” in Altered Carbon?

In Altered Carbon, almost all characters refer to the ultra wealthy, powerful & famous as "Meths". What exactly is a "Meth"?
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Wasn't Agent Poindexter suspended when he tried to use his FBI credentials?

In Daredevil S03E08, when the police arrives at Dex's house responding to a 911 call wherein Matt and Agent Nadeem had entered his house, he claims to be an FBI agent, and requests the police officer ...
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Why didn't this character “real die” when they blew their stack out in Altered Carbon?

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. From what I understand, if someone "dies" and their stack is intact, they could be "spun back up". He not only killed himself but he also destroyed his stack, meaning it ...
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What is the meaning of “Different worlds”?

In Sicario Day of the Soldado (2018), Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Blandina about her baby: Matt: Is the baby deaf? Blandina: No. Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Angel about his ...
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Three eyed raven and Bran

I want to know the answer to the below questions, based on your understanding from the TV show. If Bran is the Three-eyed-raven/Old man on the tree that was inside the cave in seasons 4 and 5. 1) ...
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In Game of Thrones, does wearing someone's face change the wearer's body as well? [duplicate]

For example, if Arya were to wear the face of someone considerably larger than her, would she look convincing or ridiculously ill-proportioned?
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In Kurosawa's Yojimbo why did Master Homma run away?

Seibei hires Sanjuro (the protagonist) to be his bodyguard and to lead the fight against the other group. Seibei agreed to pay Sanjuro 50 ryo (25 up front); the master Homma complains that he was paid ...
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Why was no-one on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. affected by Avengers: Infinity War?

In-universe speaking, why did no-one in Agents of SHIELD disappear after Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? The ending in the finale clearly shows an event that is days ...
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Why didn't Miguel follow the trail?

In Sicario Day of the Soldado (2018), Miguel gets down the bus and crosses the river with the Mexican migrants. As the Mexican migrants get into the truck, Miguel is met by one of them: Mexican: ...