F1Krazy
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How did Groot manage to raise the axe of Thor when even Hulk failed?
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The hammer Mjolnir, Thor's previous weapon, had an enchantment placed upon it by Odin so that it could only be wielded by those who were "worthy" of doing so. Hulk and the other Avengers couldn't pick ...

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Why did Vader passively accept being killed and replaced at Palpatine's command?
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I think you've completely misinterpreted that scene. Vader is not just passively standing there and watching the Emperor torture Luke to death, and far from showing how evil Vader had become, the ...

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Why weren't Hitler's actual facial features used in The Man in the High Castle?
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For the benefit of those like me who haven't watched the series, here's a picture of Hitler in The Man in the High Castle, as played by Wolf Muser: To me, this is still recognisably Hitler, just an ...

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What is the origin of Scooby-Doo's name?
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Here is a video of Fred Silverman, CBS' head of daytime programming back in 1969, discussing the creation of Scooby-Doo. Starting at about 1:40, he describes hearing "Strangers in the Night" ...

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Why is there no army of Iron-Mans in the MCU?
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The short answer is: accountability. After Obadiah Stane's betrayal during Iron Man 1, the only people Tony trusts with the Iron Man technology are his best friend James Rhodes and (as of Endgame) his ...

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Who is the guy in Sherlock's mind palace?
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He is obviously not Moriarty He most certainly is Moriarty. On the left is a picture of him, and on the right is the "chained guy" you describe: The Moriarty in Sherlock's mind palace ...

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What gave Harry Potter the idea of writing in Tom Riddle's diary?
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The script for Chamber of Secrets describes the scene thusly: Harry starts to set the diary aside, then notices a BOTTLE OF INK sitting on the desk. An idea flickers. Taking his QUILL, Harry ...

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How did the original/classic Doctor Who end?
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How did the show originally end? Was it known at the time this would be the final series or did it just 'stop'? The show was cancelled at some point during production of Series 26, which aired at the ...

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Why didn't Dormammu try to steal the Time Stone?
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Dormammu knew that Dr Strange had trapped him in a time loop, but he didn't know how. All Strange told him was: Doctor Strange: Just as you gave Kaecilius powers from your dimension, I've brought a ...

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Was the pager message from Nick Fury to Captain Marvel unnecessary?
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"She'll find out eventually" isn't good enough. Earth is in trouble right now. Captain Marvel needs to find out right now. It's unclear how much time has passed between the snap and her arrival back ...

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What's the first movie with a plot twist?
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I don't know if it was the earliest, but certainly one of the earliest plot twists (and the earliest notable one that I know of) was the ending of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920). The film uses ...

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Why do the Blues Brothers have their names tattooed on their fingers?
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It's been a while since I watched The Blues Brothers, and I don't remember these tattoos, so I can't tell you what the in-universe reason might be. The out-of-universe reason, however, is almost ...

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Why is there a head of a native American man on the early test screens?
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This is an homage to the real-life "Indian-head" test pattern, introduced in 1939 and widely used during the era of black-and-white television in America. The reason the man's head was ...

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Early credit roll before the end of the film
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I believe the notorious film Irréversible does this as part of its "reverse chronology" gimmick. The credits roll right at the very beginning, reversed so they scroll from top-to-bottom instead of ...

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How can the Scarlet Witch break the Mind Stone?
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You know how it's possible to shatter a wine glass by making it vibrate at exactly the right frequency? That's the exact same principle Wanda used to shatter the Mind Stone. Yes, it may be an ...

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What do the three numbers used by Ramius when giving directions mean in The Hunt for Red October?
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I believe this is just a bearing, a standard method of navigation that uses the 360 degrees of a circle, with 0 at true north, like so: A bearing of "2-5-0" would be 250 degrees, which is ...

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How is John Wick 3 a 15 certificate?
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The BBFC's website contains the following guidelines for 15-rated films: Violence Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are ...

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Why did Marty McFly need to look up Doc Brown's address in 1955?
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He knows where Doc Brown lives in 1985. There's no guarantee that he lived in the same house 30 years ago. Indeed, it seems that he didn't, because once Marty finds his address, he has to (try and) ...

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Why do anime "spell everything out" for the audience?
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Most anime, including Death Note, are adapted from manga (basically the Japanese equivalent of comic books). This leads to a lot of internal narration and recapping for two reasons: Manga, like comic ...

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What's up with Archbishop Desmond?
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I believe this is due to what TV Tropes calls a "Small Reference Pool" - pop culture's understanding of a topic only goes so far. Top Gear always uses these gag credits during its foreign specials, ...

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Why is the spoken German in many US films and TV shows so inaccurate?
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There are a few potential reasons for this: Rule of Funny. Most of the shows you linked are comedies, and someone speaking pseudo-German nonsense in a bad accent is inherently funnier than someone ...

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Does the Orange League not count as an official Pokemon League, making the Alolan League Ash's first-ever win?
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In the anime, the main regions' Pokémon Leagues (Kanto, Johto, etc.) all have the same structure: Acquire the eight regional Gym Badges Travel to a stadium to compete in the regional League ...

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Why didn't the Wakandans destroy the alien ships?
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The likely reason for this is the energy barrier that surrounds Wakanda. Things can't enter the barrier (at least, not without sustaining severe physical trauma), but they also can't exit the barrier. ...

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In Endgame, wouldn't Stark have remembered Hulk busting out of the stairwell?
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There's another element that the other answers haven't addressed: Not half an hour before the Hulk's stairway-induced rampage, Tony had flown through the Chitauri wormhole and detonated a nuclear ...

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Did people not wear seat belts in 1970s?
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at which time seat belts were not mandatory to wear and were thus not widely used. As per Wikipedia: Starting in 1971 and ending in 1972, the ...

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Has Jenny Campbell actually invested money on Dragons' Den?
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Yes, on five occasions. Jenny Campbell's personal website lists the following five investments: drinks brand Didsbury Gin, loyalty scheme ParkingPerx, truck advertising firm DrivenMedia, energy ...

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Has a TV show ever used the same title for more than one episode?
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Oh, yes. The anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya does this as part of its notorious "Endless Eight" arc. The arc consists of eight almost-identical episodes, depicting successive iterations of an ...

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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?
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Her initial refusal to train Dr. Strange is entirely due to his attitude. When he first meets the Ancient One, Strange sees the idea that magic might actually exist as laughable, and basically ...

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Is Nebula actually helping Thanos?
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At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Nebula goes off on her own and (IIRC) tells Gamora that she intends to kill Thanos. When Thanos shows Gamora the captured Nebula, he states that he'd caught ...

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How is AFC Richmond playing against Man City again if they were relegated?
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According to IMDb's summary of the episode, the match is an FA Cup semi-final, not a league match. The FA Cup is a separate competition, open to teams all the way down to the tenth tier of English ...

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