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I'd classify Balboa as an "Everyman Hero". He doesn't really possess any great abilities, he's not even really that great of a fighter, but what he does possess is something he said to his son in the Balboa movie; the drive to keep getting up and keep moving forward when every enemy was beating him down.


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There's nothing to indicate she feels the same way. However, it's not uncommon to see a spouse "overlook" negative traits of their partner, particularly if the head of the household is abusive. Especially if they are abusive, in fact. Much like an abused spouse remains in the relationship even though they are beaten or ridiculed. That was just ...


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Why did they even make that deal? Well, "they" didn't—he did. Traditionally, the task of ferrying souls would be considered a curse. (Look at, e.g., the 1921 Swedish silent movie "The Phantom Carriage" or Ray Bradbury's "The Scythe".) But in the Pirates movies, the agreement seems to have been that Davy would do the task for ten ...


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It's a type of hearing aid called a cochlear implant. I'm not a doctor or hearing expert… so straight from Wikipedia… A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device to provide a person with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss a modified sense of sound. CI bypasses the normal acoustic hearing process to replace it with ...


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The One Ring has corrupted Sméagol into Gollum, turning him into a mere servant. The One Ring is everything Gollum holds valuable. Frodo cunningly uses this against him by making him promise his loyalty by the Ring. Gollum naturally has no reason not to make the oath, as it is the only way to prolong his proximity to the artifact. And as it turns out, the ...


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In an interview with Connie Nielsen (Becca Mansell), talking about a sequel, she makes several very enlightening remarks: Hutch proves quite equipped to handle himself in hand-to-hand combat with criminals, thanks to his military training. Nielsen said Hutch's wife, Becca, has some secrets that Nobody didn't reveal. Hutch told his family he was an auditor ...


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I've decided to add my own. It contains references to some things pointed by others and a few more I haven't seen anyone pointing - specifically, the Windu event (which mirrors this scene, and I think this is the key), which paired with Dooku's I think gives a stronger feel of what was happening: The reason were: Darkside philosophy - The rule of two Mind ...


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