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Question: When Dooku slices off Anakin's arm in the hangar, why does he later receive a cybernetic replacement rather than just reattaching it? Amputated parts of the human body can survive up to several hours (even days, if so), so the troopers would have plenty of time to transport Anakin to a medical bay. Sure cybernetics are physically stronger than the normal parts of the human body, but human flesh gives the Jedi more potential, so why not just "reattach" it?

Chosen answer: In addition to severing his arm, the lightsaber also cauterized the flesh. Cauterized flesh cannot be reattached.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why did the Japanese man at the end kill himself?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Japan's culture is complex and has a long history of ritual suicide ingrained within it. For Japanese, this practice was often expected of someone who had somehow failed, shamed, or otherwise dishonored themselves, their family, their country, and so on. Historically, suicide was also committed by servants after their master died, by Samurai widows, or when people were defeated by their enemies. At the end of WWII, many Japanese soldiers and civilians committed suicide rather than surrender.

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Question: Did Lawrence think that Sir John was responsible for Ben's death? Is that why he followed him into the crypt with a loaded gun?

Chosen answer: Lawrence only had suspicions that Sir John was hiding the truth of Ben's death. If not directly, he believed that he knew who or what did kill his brother.

Question: Can someone translate what Sir John said after Lawrence told him he should pray?

Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet - S4-E23

Question: Hank says that Boomhauer has known Peggy longer than he has. How did Boomhauer and Peggy meet first?

Chosen answer: It is never mentioned.

MasterOfAll

Question: Darth Vader hears from Palpatine that he killed his wife. How would Palpatine know? He didn't arrive on Mustafar until after Obi-wan left and took Padme to the medical facility. Also, if Palpatine found out how Padme died, how does he not know (yet) about Luke and Leia? She died after giving birth to them.

Chosen answer: You're missing the point: Palpatine lied. He knew Vader would be more pliable if he believed he'd caused her death.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Where did they get their training? I assume Christmas was SAS, but what about everyone else?

Chosen answer: The back stories of the individual members of the team have never been elaborated upon. It is never stated where the members received training.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Barney refuse to take the job to take out Monroe?

Chosen answer: The intel they gathered on Church made them believe he would have killed them all upon completion of their mission.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why does Storm believe that Jean (who in the comics is her best friend) is gone and will never come back and try to forget her?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Why wouldn't Storm believe Jean is gone? She saw her (Jean) crushed by a giant wave and consumed by a giant lake. She has no reason to think that Jean will "come back, " and she tries to move on after her best friend's death, as you or anyone else would.

Question: As someone else pointed out, Obi-wan states that Anakin wanted Luke to have his lightsaber when Luke was old enough. But Anakin violated the Jedi Order's rules by marrying and having children, so he (before he became Darth Vader) couldn't have expected Luke to join the Order himself someday and become a Jedi. Surely the Council would not have accepted Luke?

Chosen answer: The Jedi are discouraged from marrying and having relationships, but not from procreating. Based on council's views, Luke would actually be an ideal Jedi subject; He comes from a lineage strong in the force, but has no ties to his parents.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Bond realises he has been poisoned at the poker game, he mixes salt with water and drinks it. What was this supposed to do? Does salt mixed with water rid the body of hazardous chemicals or something?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: He did it to simply make himself vomit, which is what he does into the sink. Inducing vomiting is meant to rid the stomach of the poison that hasn't been absorbed (although this idea is debatable, Bond thought it was wise). However, he was still in danger because he already absorbed enough of the poison, which is why he goes to the car and injects the antidote (the injection he gives himself in the neck).

Bishop73

Question: Why is everyone cheering when Palpatine reorganizes the Republic to an empire? You'd think they'd be doing the opposite like Padme and Organa.

Chosen answer: Because they believe the Empire will be stronger and safer. They're making the historically dangerous choice of security over freedom.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What I don't get is that if Thalia's tree had the barrier active all along while Luke, Annabeth, and Grover were kids, in the first film, how was the minotaur able to approach close to the entrance of the camp without being prevented?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: Thalia's tree was poisoned, weakening it, and leaving the camp vulnerable to attack. The quest for the Golden Fleece was to provide a cure.

raywest Premium member

Question: Am I correct that when Henry Fonda is questioning the E.G. Marshall character about his recent activities Marshall says that the night before he worked until 8:30 then went home? The trial was every day for the past several days.

Chosen answer: He was actually talking about the night before the last one. Trials, especially longer ones for serious crimes such as murder, are not usually on consecutive days...often there is a recess after the prosecution rests, and another after the defense, before closing arguments and the jury's deliberation. During those recesses, unless they are sequestered, the jury members would return to their normal lives (including work), and report back to the court when summoned.

Question: I recently watched this movie again and realised I don't know why the Percy family was in grief counseling. Is it said in the movie? I remember the rest: the father was killed by his partner, the husband was murdered and left naked, the sister was raped and killed, the brother was killed trying to help in the emergency room, but I don't know why the Percy family was there.

Chosen answer: Not every elders' story was told. Towards the end, the montage of voices explaining what tragedy had befallen their loved ones was only meant to reveal to the audience the reason why the village came into existence. It is unnecessary for us to know each person's personal history but only that they wanted to escape societal violence. As they all belonged to the same grief support group, it is assumed the Percys also lost a loved one through an act of violence.

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Question: When the Rebels are evacuating from Hoth, Luke says goodbye to Han. Then we don't see him until he's running to his Snowspeeder. In that time, Vader has found out that Ozzel has messed up and promoted Piett, General Rieekan sends the transports out and one gets past. What was Luke doing in all that time?

Declan Murphy

Chosen answer: It's unknown what Luke was doing because nothing is shown. Any answer is speculation. Also, you are viewing the scene as a linear timeline, with events happening one after the other. In movies, the action often jumps back-and-forth and is unfolding simultaneously. The on-screen timeline can be more compressed than it appears.

raywest Premium member

Prey - S3-E14

Question: When Andrea escapes the Governor by releasing the stairwell of zombies on him, it does not look like she is actually hiding behind the door but that she is in the actual stairwell where the zombies are or in a different room. Some insight into this would be much appreciated.

Chosen answer: She is behind the door.

MasterOfAll

Question: What is the deal with everyone saying "beep beep" to Ritchie every time he tells a joke?

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: It's their way of telling Richie to be quiet. To get him to stop talking.

Answer: In the book it is explained that they are telling Richie to shut up.

Question: When Logan returns to the mansion, how come Rogue got so excited? she couldn't have known it was him, and also, did she not think that it might upset Bobby that she was really excited to see another man?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: She has a bit of a crush on Logan, and when she heard the motorcycle (which Logan had "borrowed") she assumed it was him. She's a teenager, so she probably wasn't thinking about Bobby's feelings.

Jason Hoffman

Question: How could Amanda have gone to school or even left her house? She was supposed to be dead.

MikeH

Answer: A real life problem with abducted children, especially those abducted at such a young age, is that after a short period of time they begin to grow and look drastically different than when they were abducted. Amanda could have been home schooled for some time and passed off as the adopted child of her abductors to the general public after a relatively short amount of time. Unfortunately, the average person would likely not even recognize Amanda if they saw her out in public.

BaconIsMyBFF

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