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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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How did Peter Quill know where the Power Stone was, even if he didn't know *what* it was?

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Peter Quill lands on Morag with some device that let's him (I'm guessing here...) see the past as a hologram. He uses it to find the entry to a building, and finds ...
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How did Shaw know that Marco was instructed to kill the President-Elect?

In the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" from 2004 Ben Marco was instructed by Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (Meryl Streep) to kill the president-elect. But how did Raymond Shaw know and thus interfere?
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Does the Soul Stone always need a sacrifice?

The Soul Stone in Vormir became concealed in a shrine, accessible only to those who were willing to sacrifice someone that they loved. Red Skull: Soul holds a special place among the Infinity ...
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Which 90 year old vampire did Hope kiss in The Originals?

In Legacies S01E08 "Maybe I Should Start From The End", Hope mentions to Landon that she kissed a 90 year old vampire who tried to kill his mother but I don't remember such events from The Originals. ...
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Is Thanos the only survivor of his planet?

When Thanos described his planet, he mentioned that they were on the brink of collapse as a civilization. But I haven't seen anyone from his species in the movies. Is he the only survivor? I guess ...
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Why could only a Prime defeat the Fallen?

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Jetfire reveals that only a Prime could defeat the Fallen. So why is it that only a Prime could defeat the Fallen?
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When did Chris stuff his ear with cotton?

I find it significant that they did not show Chris stuffing his ears with cotton (to stop from being hypnotized) during the end of Get Out because, given his situation, it was impossible. Can someone ...
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Why did Beatrix erase his name?

In the scene from Kill Bill where Hanzo Hattori writes "Bill" on the glass pane, why did Beatrix feel so compelled to erase it, and erase it afterwards? She could also have ignored it, because it ...
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Why the soliders in Aquaman can't live without water but others can? [duplicate]

In the movie Aquaman, we saw that all those soldiers who came to attack both Aquaman and Mera, have water filled up in there suits. In one scene, when Mera broke one of the helmet of a soldier, he ...
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Why does Dorinda in Always and A Guy Named Joe ask “Is that your plane?”

In A guy named Joe (1943), Dorinda (Irene Dunn) sees Pete (Spencer Tracy) in Scotland and notices his plane. She asks the question: Dorinda: Is that your plane? Pete: The B-25 over there that ...
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Why was Hannibal killing in sounders?

I have been re-watching the TV series Hannibal and while discussing the MO of the Chesapeake Ripper (Hannibal Lecter), it was revealed that he had been previously killing his victims in groups of 3, ...
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How does Elijah escape his cell?

In the movie Glass, Elijah seems to be able to go in and out of his cell freely, I think he explains it at some point but speaking it very fast and since English isn't my native language I couldn't ...
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Why didn't Viggo kill John after he passed out from getting hit by the car?

In John Wick during a shoot out around the church one of Viggo's henchmen hits a car with another car hitting John Wick throwing him across the parking and causing him to pass out. Knowing who John ...
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How did Thanos know about the power of “The Snap”?

In the scene on Titan with Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos said, With all six Infinity Stones, I will simply snap my fingers and it would all cease to exist. Then again, in the ...
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What is a negative pressure test and why did it give the results it did?

In the movie Deepwater Horizon they conducted a negative pressure test to see whether or not it would be safe to drill. But I cannot recall them explaining what such a test actually does or what it ...
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Why would that kill his mother?

This is about the 1987 film Moonstruck (Academy Awards for Cher and Dukakis), about Loretta Castorini who is engaged with Mr. Johnny Cammareri but then falls in love with his estranged brother Ronny ...
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Did Christian “Chris” Wolff know Braxton's whereabouts?

In the movie The Accountant, was Chris (Ben Affleck) always aware of the whereabouts of Braxton (Jon Bernthal)? Chris attacked and killed most of the guards at Lamar Blackburn's house. Chris said to ...
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How did Karen acquire the handgun?

In The Punisher S01E10 "Virtue of the Vicious", there is a scene where Karen is held at gunpoint by Lewis and is also wearing a bomb vest. The Punisher (Frank) quite craftily signals Karen to pull out ...
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How does cutting into a cake tell it's a boy when blue candies come out?

In "This is us", when they cut into the cake in Season 3, Episode 10, "The Last Seven Weeks", Toby and Kate saw blue candies spill out of the cut cake. They then concluded the sex of the unborn baby ...
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What is the connection between the victims of the Unabomber?

What is the possible connection among the victims of the Unabomber as presented in Manhunt: Unabomber? The series explains that he was picking up the names and addresses from who's who magazine. Did ...
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What does Lucifer mean at the end of Constantine?

At the end of Constantine, what did Lucifer mean when he said looks like somebody doesn't have your back anymore when Gabriel went to smite Lucifer?
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Why are John Clare and Lily immortal?

When the Creature/John Clare first appears in Penny Dreadful, he kills Proteus, Frankenstein's second creation, who is quite clearly mortal. However, in a number of instances afterward, the Creature ...
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What happens if Cosmo and Wanda are revealed by Timmy or Chloe?

In The Fairly Oddparents, Season 10, Timmy and Chloe must share Cosmo and Wanda. What happens if one of them reveals the fairies' existence? Are both of them screwed?
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How did Bellamy's mother hide the fact that she was pregnant, for so long?

In the first season of "The 100" in the episode named "His Sister's keeper", we saw the past of Bellamy and his sister Octavia. In the flashback we see a young Bellamy and his mother, about to deliver ...
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Why is Allie looking at herself?

In The Notebook, Allie appears to be standing by the glass doorway looking at herself in the room. What is happening here? Could someone explain this please, as I don't quite understand it.
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How was Gwen pulled into Miles's universe?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we learn that Kingpin wants to find a replacement for his wife Vanessa and son Richard by using their DNA in the machine that opens holes into other universes. (...
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Did Morpheus actually not know why the Agents want to apprehend Neo?

In the scene in The Matrix where Neo is escaping from work to get away from the agents, he asks Morpheus what the Agents who are coming for him want from him. Morpheus replies that he doesn't know, ...
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Why was this Denmark officer spared by Prussian soldiers?

In this movie 1864, a Denmark officer puts on a hood and yells "Spare me" when Prussian soldiers are about to kill him and he is spared. Please fast forward to 8:30 ...
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How did the submarine get past Atlantis's defenses?

When Mera brings Arthur (Aquaman) to Atlantis, she points out that there is only one entry/exit to the city. She adds that anyone who is stupid enough to go over the wall will be fired upon by the ...
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How does everyone know so much about the Tesseract?

In the Avengers movie everyone seemed to know a great deal about the Tesseract. Even Hawkeye seemed to know that it is a thing which can make portals (he tells about the Tesseract that door can open ...
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How does Riot know about venom's host?

In the fight scene between Venom and Riot, Riot says You have a strong host. Just because Venom manages to push Riot off once, that should not mean that his host is powerful. He did not even see ...
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Did Clemenza kill the elevator operator

In the baptism/murders sequence at the end of the Godfather, Clemenza is seen firing his shotgun into the elevator car twice, however there were three people in the elevator car- Don Stracci, his ...
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Was Fritz a Nazi all along?

During the course of Babylon Berlin's first season Charlotte's friend Greta falls in love with Fritz, who seems to be a passionate communist. Later in season 2 Fritz gets allegedly shot on the street ...
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How does Elysium have nights?

In Elysium (2013), when Max and his crew reach Elysium, sometime later it looks like the sun goes down and the sky appears without a sun, like it was night. But, the outer structure of Elysium is very ...
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Where did the Outsiders in Simba's Pride come from?

In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride the Outsiders were banished for supporting Scar, but in the original film, all of the lionesses supported Sarabi and also Simba, after he returned. So where did ...
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What was the Boy's dog?

At the beginning of Bird Box, Malorie tells the children Boy, you have your dog. Girl, you have your kitty. We later find that the Girl's cat is her mother's Hello Kitty plushie. What was the Boy'...
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What was Stratton Oakmont doing that was actually illegal?

In the 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, the audience gets the notion that not everything that Stratton Oakmont is doing is on the up-and-up. Jordan Belfort even breaks the 4th wall several times ...
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How did Nick Fury know that it's time to call Captain Marvel?

Nick Fury didn't know that Thanos was on Earth, have all the infinity stones and snapped. Just by looking at Maria Hill getting "dusted", how can he know that it's time to call Captain Marvel? He ...
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Was the Heart Donor purposely killed?

Dick Cheney was dying in the hospital and the doctor was telling the family that because there is no donor heart available that he will die and his wife said, "He's not going anywhere!" and the movie ...
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Why didn't the Dursleys make witchcraft and wizardry public?

We see in the Harry Potter universe, wizards or witches keep obliviating Muggles/No-Majs, because otherwise it may lead to chaos or persecution of witches/wizards. However, the Dursley family ...
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Why did Hopper smile when Admiral Shane said he will have chicken burrito?

In Battleship (2012), after the award ceremony. Hopper went to Admiral Shane to take permission to marry his daughter (Sam), but he denied and said he will have "Chicken Burrito". ...
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Why were the jury going to find Mike Ross not guilty?

When Harvey goes to see the jury foreman to ask about Mike's verdict, the foreman tells Harvey that Mike was going to be found not guilty even though he states that everyone in the room knew Mike didn'...
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How did Thanos defeat Thor in the beginning of Infinity War?

How was Thanos able to defeat Thor in the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War? Did he use the Power Stone?
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Why does Mary Poppins not acknowledge the fantasy adventures she takes the children on?

In the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the flying nanny takes Jane and Michael on a Jolly Holiday with Bert. When they return, the children carry on about all the fun they had throughout the fantasy adventure ...
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What did the prisoners in Escape From New York eat

In John Carpenter's Escape From New York (1981), how and what did the prisoners eat? I don't recall it being mentioned in the film, other than in one scene which spoke of some subterranean dwellers ...
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Why are all people not affected in the same fashion?

In Bird Box, why are all people not affected in the same fashion? Malorie and Olympia are pregnant hence not affected at first. There are some people driving without blindfolds, looking for children....
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Is Benson in a simulation (Regular Show S07E05 - the dome experiment special)?

Near the end of the fifth episode of the seventh season, the characters finally decide to look for Benson in the woods of the park, so upon entering the woods Rigby says: Guys, I think I found ...
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What was happening in Wakanda in the “end credit” scene of Avengers: Infinity War?

In the "End Credit" scene of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), we saw Maria Hill and Nick Fury driving in the street and then there was a message on the radio. Nick then asked Maria, "what is it?" Maria ...
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How did Eddie figure out the will was on Roger's love letter?

At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie asks Roger to read his love letter out loud, when Roger does we learn Marvin Acme's will was written in disappearing ink on the same piece of paper. It ...
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Is Aunt May friends with Doctor Octavius?

When Hobo-Spidey and Miles infiltrate the Alchemax laboratory out in the forest, they inadvertently come face to face with Dr. Octopus, who in this dimension is actually a female version, Dr. Olivia ...