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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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Is there a small possibility that there will be a HTTYD [closed]

Is there a small possibility that there will be a HTTYD What do you think Everyon
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Who was the man making the phony phone call?

I am watching the TV series Blindspot and I am currently on episode S02E13. If you have not watched until S02E09 then please do not read forward if you want to avoid spoilers. In S02E09 a man makes a ...
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Why didn’t Beth return to see Mr. Shaibel after she gained national recognition?

In The Queen's Gambit, Beth promised to pay him back $10 if she won her tournament but never sent the money or paid him a visit. She criticized the media for leaving him out of publication, leaving me ...
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Is “breaking the 4th wall” a thing in animations too?

There are some examples in which animated characters look directly at the viewer with or without quotes. Can we call these "breaking the 4th wall" while the characters are non-living? Some ...
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Why does the Wizard stall after Dorothy gives her the Witch's broom?

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Dorothy ask the Wizard for a brain, a heart, courage, and a way home, respectively. The Wizard refuses to grant their requests until ...
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Did the Wizard disguise himself as the gatekeeper, coachman, and guard?

In The Wizard of Oz, Frank Morgan plays the title role, but also the gatekeeper of the Emerald City, the coachman that drives Dorothy and her friends around the city, and the guard at the Wizard's ...
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Did Cleo purposefully try to sabotage Beth?

In the episode 6 - Adjournment - of the Queen's Gambit series, Beth is preparing for the big game with the Soviet champion Borgov. However, on the evening before, she receives a call from Cleo - a ...
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Why did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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David sold to large corporations, “assists” employees and/or does things employees might find “distressing” — do we have details?

I would imagine that Davids would cost many millions of dollars each and do not do routine physical labor. Do they work as executives? Enforcers? Do we have any information from books, etc. about how ...
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How does a Vow of Silence relate to Nietzsche?

In Little Miss Sunshine, Dwayne, a teenage nihilist, is implied to have taken a vow of silence, "because of Friedrich Nietzsche". In another scene, he is shown to be reading "Thus Spake ...
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Is any superhero in The Boys parodying a Marvel superhero?

Is there an official statement from Eric Kripke (showrunner) or The Boys comics creators (Garth Ennis or Darick Robertson) of at least one superhero parodying a Marvel superhero or made in the image ...
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Why did Mel Blanc abruptly change Barney Rubble's voice?

Anyone who's watched enough of The Flintstones will have noticed that the character of Barney Rubble had three distinct voices over the course of the series: For the first season and the earlier part ...
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Why does not Sheldon use Taxi Cabs for his Transport issues?

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon needs a ride everywhere he wants to go because he doesn't have a driving license and he cannot drive. Also Sheldon doesn't like to go in the bus. So my ...
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Is Senator John Iselin a deliberate parody of Joseph McCarthy?

In the excellent 1962 movie The Manchurian Candidate one of the key characters is a rabble-rousing and bibulous US Senator called John Iselin. In the movie his claim to fame and the cause of his rise ...
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What is the relevance of Héloïse's eyes turning black in the movie “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”?

In the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the character Héloïse has blue eyes, but in a particular scene, we see her eyes turn pure black in color. In the background, we can hear Marianne saying "...
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Is Buzz Lightyear forgetting his origins like Woody?

According to the answers here Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy? a toy starts its existence thinking it is the character it is based on, then it realizes its true nature as a ...
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Did Ash know that Kane was carrying a baby alien?

Is there any indication that Ash knew about Kane being infested with an Alien but said nothing? It seems there is hardly a way how he could not have known. It seems obvious that the facehugger did not ...
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Why does Ulysses Klaue think this about Wanda?

During Avengers: Age of Ultron Ulysses Klaue has the following conversation with Wanda: Wanda: Everybody's afraid of something. Ulysses Klaue: Cuttlefish! Deep sea fish, they make lights, disco ...
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Is Varela actually a competent detective?

In spite of being in charge of the safety of the ship in High Seas, Detective Varela does not have a good record on security. He failed to notice a person being carried in someone's luggage. Twice. ...
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Why did Kay marry Michael, anyway?

Prior to the assassination attempt against Don Vito, Michael’s whole trajectory had been a sort of WASP-ization, a gradual migration towards the “respectable” law-and-order Anglo-American values ...
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Why was Mycroft wandering around naked?

In Sherlock Holmes 2 we meet Mycroft Holmes for the first time. When Mary Watson is sheltering with Mycroft, he wanders around naked at home. While amusing, is there any special reason for this, ...
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What did Ultron mean by “You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change” and was it related to what he did to Strucker?

Ultron claimed the Avengers were hypocrites for trying to protect the world without wanting to change it. What did they he expect them to do to stop being hypocrites? Regardless of other means Ultron ...
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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 character arc of Captain Jack Sparrow?

I am a novice author in the process of writing a nautical historic fiction. My protagonist is inspired by Capt. Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean (POC). I am studying his character arcs ...
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What was the first TV character death to have a large public impact? [closed]

Note that I mean TV character here, not actor. By impact, I mean things like staged funerals, grieving letters sent to the network, wide-scale news media coverage, etc.
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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Who is this character in Little Baby Bum?

I’ve been trying to piece together who is who in Little Baby Bum, most of the characters are characters from a particular nursery rhyme but I’m really struggling to name this girl between Jacus and ...
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Was Amy Sedaris' role on Mandalorian counter to the entire Star Wars aesthetic?

It's been noted that her wardrobe and hair were from Ripley in Alien. However, my question relates to two things I also observed: Pacing: Star Wars is know for pacing--this applies not just to ...
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Is the character played by Andy García in Stand and Deliver based on a real person?

In the movie Stand and Deliver (1988) Andy Garcia plays Ramirez, one of the two ETS officials who start an investigation into the alleged cheating of the Hispanic students in their AP Calculus exam. ...
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Who is Aslan in the Pevensies' world?

At the ending of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia 3), before Lucy and Edmund return to their world, the following dialogue happens: Lucy: Will you ...
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Why weren't Hitler's actual facial features used in The Man in the High Castle?

I've started watching The Man in the High Castle (2015) and became quite impressed with the overall idea and presentation of the post-WWII alternative reality. It looked like the producers chose to ...
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Why did everyone turn away from this character?

This is a question about the very ending of the 6 season series How to Get Away with Murder, so obviously HEAVY spoilers ahead: I am failing to understand the final reaction that the main cast had in ...
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Did Heavyweights' Tony Perkis Inspire Dodgeball's White Goodman

In 1995, Ben Stiller started as Tony Perkis in 'Heavyweights'. Tony is a fitness nut who believes he can whip the campers into shape because he too was once fat with low self-esteem. Similarly, in ...
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Erin Moran nickname in Happy Days

I’m looking for the nickname actress Erin Moran (Joanie) was given in the TV series “Happy Days”. In the Italian version she was called “sottiletta” but I can’t find the original nickname.
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Why was Shakuntala Devi's husband not gay in the film?

The film Shakuntala Devi is based on the real-life personality, and in real life it was all over the news that her husband was gay after she mentioned it during the release of her book The World of ...
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Missing Wade's gang member in the end scene of “3:10 to Yuma”

I just finished the movie 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and have some questions about Ben Wade's gang: It was mentioned some time there was an Apache member in the gang. I do notice a guy with a black feather ...
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Why did Darth Vader not try stopping the space shuttle at the end of Rogue One?

The originals and the prequels of world-famous Star Wars both portray the immense amount of power possessed by Darth Vader. He could choke people on their breath with his Force. Then why come he didn'...
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Why is the supporting role of the girl frequently changed after three or four seasons in Pokémon?

The role of the supporting female character of Ash in Pokémon is quite frequently changed compared to that of his friend Brock. Is there a specific reason for doing so? I am super curious about this ...
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Why does Will Byers not like girls?

In the third season of Stranger Things it became very evident that Will doesn't like the company of girls, especially his friends' girlfriends Max and Eleven. Why is it so? Why was he so averted to ...
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Was this character lying?

In the The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) the titular character is always presented with closed eyes, therefore, everybody treats him as a blind man (hence the title). However, towards the end of ...
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Why did Bartosz Tiedemann have a horrified look on his face when Silja Tiedemann gave birth to his child?

In the German TV show Dark, Silja Tiedermann travels back in time to 1890 where she falls in love with Bartosz Tiedemann and gives birth to his child. However, in the scene where she successfully ...
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Name of Lilith in Warrior Nun

The family of Sister Lilith has been a member of The Order, and Catholics since generations. Yet her parents chose to name her after someone who was banished from heaven and is a completely negative (...
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What evidences Chief Inspector Kido's newfangled preference for American, over his native Japanese, cuisine?

I copied and pasted YouTube's transcript at 1:48 of Joel de la Fuente being interviewed by ComicsVerse's Jordan Parrish at New York Comic Con on Oct 5 2018 about his role of Chief Inspector Kido in ...
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Is Angelica Pickles really older than Susie Carmichael and Harold Frumpkin?

In the Rugrats spin-off All Grown Up, in S02E08 'Lucky 13', Angelica refers to Susie and Harold as pre-teens ('You pre-teens wouldn't understand.'). However the fandom says their respective dates of ...
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Why didn't Lisa Simpson become an atheist?

Lisa Simpson is naturally skeptical and there was even the Season 9 episode Lisa the Skeptic, where she doesn't believe that a recently discovered fossil is that of an angel. However, in the Season 13 ...
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Was Mirage (Syndrome's assistant) an innocent dupe - or complicit in murdering supers in “The Incredibles”?

In The Incredibles (2004), it is clearly established that the female character Mirage willingly serves as the "main bad guy's" (Syndrome's) executive secretary / right-hand woman. (It is ...
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Is it possible to accept Charlotte Doppler as the daughter of Elisabeth Doppler and vice versa in the same world but in different time? [closed]

In Dark we've seen Elisabeth as Charlotte's daughter and as the story grows we've seen Charlotte as Elisabeth's daughter but from different time in the same world. Charlotte has been stolen from the ...
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Was Frosty the snowman born on December 25 Christmas Day?

In the original movie the snow fell on the day before Christmas but it is not specified how many days it took for the children to build him. Is it assumed he was built within a single day on ...
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Why does Hollywood not use foreigners in foreigners' roles?

This is a question that bothers me for a really long time. For example, Russians in every (not literally, but you get the point) Hollywood movies/TVshows are acted by English-speaking actors. It is ...

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