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Top new questions this week:

Why was Sirius ever convicted?

Sirius himself says at some point in Goblet of Fire that Crouch pushed through legislation to have him convicted and thrown in Azkaban without a trial. There seems to be a general consensus, ...

asked by Janus Bahs Jacquet 57 votes
answered by Luna 39 votes

Would Gollum qualify, as a Ringbearer, to go to the Undying Lands?

If Gollum had not died in Mount Doom, would he have been allowed to join the elves, Bilbo, and Frodo in the Undying Lands? He was, after all, by far the longest-lasting bearer of the One Ring (not ...

asked by Janus Bahs Jacquet 57 votes
answered by TRiG 35 votes

Why does Captain America need to exercise?

In the beginning of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see Sam Wilson going for a morning jog and Rogers sprints right by him, "On your left." Then a few minutes later, we see Rogers sprint by ...

movie captain-america captain-america-tws  
asked by Arm0geddon 49 votes
answered by Thaddeus 87 votes

Is there any proof that Jaime Lannister is actually a good swordsman?

From what I can tell of Jaime Lannister, he is a good swordsman, because he has fought numerous battles and lived to tell the tale. What I can't find is any evidence of him beating anyone in a duel ...

game-of-thrones a-song-of-ice-and-fire  
asked by Mike.C.Ford 39 votes
answered by Daft 45 votes

Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

Soft spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. I haven't see the movie yet, but in the trailer, we can see Cap trying to lift Mjolnir in the humorous scene where every Avenger gives it a try. Mjolnir ...

marvel-comics marvel-cinematic-universe thor captain-america mjolnir  
asked by Kalissar 35 votes
answered by Clyde 46 votes

Why Didn't The Winter Soldier Keep Captain America's Shield?

It's hard to believe this question hasn't been asked, but in "The Winter Soldier", Captain America is running down the Winter Soldier after he assassinates Director Fury. During this chase, he ...

plot-explanation marvel-cinematic-universe captain-america plot-inconsistency  
asked by WannabeCoder 35 votes
answered by Nerrolken 74 votes

When will copyright restrictions expire on The Lord of the Rings?

I don't know what the correct vocabulary in English is to talk about royalties, copyright, license of a book, right to exploit, etc. I would like to know what the legal status is around the books in ...

lord-of-the-rings copyright  
asked by B413 29 votes
answered by Jason Baker 53 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

If only the Sith deal in absolutes, why does Obi-Wan say it that way?

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that "Only the Sith deal in absolutes", and uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. But it would seem the statement itself "Only the ...

star-wars sith  
asked by corsiKa 60 votes
answered by Chris B. Behrens 62 votes

What happened to Bane that requires him to breathe using an apparatus?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane's ailment is never explained. All we know is that his breathing apparatus keeps him alive (and pain free). What happened to Bane that requires him to wear such an ...

movie dc-comics batman dark-knight-rises  
asked by stevvve 23 votes
answered by Keen 25 votes

Can you answer these?

Mercenaries identified by missing appendage (like pinky finger)

earlier to 1975 Military Science Fiction novel I started reading beginning of college and only got through the first few pages. Military men (including aliens) are identified by having a digit (or ...

asked by Scott 2 votes

Trying to find book I read from library about lone person crashed landed on alien planet

This was a book I loved reading and it was done in the style that you made choices of how to do things and then turn page to see what would happen. It had some beautiful illustrations, but for life of ...

story-identification aliens  
asked by Vernon Swain-Nisbet 1 vote

What happens to Henry's clothes?

When Henry 'dies' he surfaces in the nearest body of water nude (the writers seem to think being arrested for indecent exposure is funny), but whatever he wears or carries isn't left behind at the ...

asked by Nu'Daq 2 votes
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