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Question: Kreese told Bobby to put Daniel out of commission for their semi final match but why didn't he have Johnny put his semi final opponent out of commission?

Answer: Because Kreese has a personal vendetta with Daniel and Mr. Miyagi. He likely wouldn't stoop to that level for a random competitor, but he will to keep Daniel from winning.

Oh, he would definitely stoop against any competitor. He simply had confidence in Johnny's ability to win. However, he did have a personal vendetta and wanted to humiliate Miyagi. Remember that Kreese was a Vietnam veteran, so he had personal animosity towards all Asians. Daniel was barely on his radar, but Kreese despised Miyagi.

Question: If the Kaiju are artificially created clones, why do they have parasites?

Answer: Presumably the parasites are simply creatures that exist on the other side of the breach. We see very little of the world in which the kaiju live, we only ever see the facility that is directly on the other side of the breach. The kaiju homeworld could be infested with these parasites, we just never actually see any up close.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Were there scenes in the movie that were shot but deleted? There is evidence in the movie that at least two scenes were cut. (1) Near the beginning of the movie, there is a scene outside Big Kay's Burgers in which Packard is bullying Billy Hankins to make him race his Triumph. While that's going on, the Turbo shows up and revs its engine. Packard asks Rughead what kind of car that was and Rughead answers that he didn't know but would find out after they had added the Turbo to their "collection." Oggie Fisher then asks Packard "come on, let me take him this time." This suggests that the gang had encountered the Turbo earlier in the movie and had not been able to catch it. Also, when Oggie lines up with the Turbo to just before the race, Packard tells Oggie "I want you to rip this guy a new asshole." Why was Packard so angry at the Turbo's driver if he had never seen him before and didn't know how fast the Turbo was? There must have been an earlier scene involving the Turbo and Packard's gang. (2) In the scene in the warehouse, just before the Wraith shows up with the shotgun, there is an odd conversation between Packard and Minty. Packard starts to ask Minty something but Minty interrupts, saying "yeah, don't worry, I got those elbow joints sold to the Dallas boys for $2900." Packard then smiles and says "yeah, that old man was pretty pissed off." There must have been an earlier scene where the gang rips off the "old man" and steals a bunch of elbow joint to resell and raise money. That would explain how they got the elbow joints, why Minty sold them and why Packard said what he did. Anyone know about deleted scenes?

paktype

Answer: No - as stated in the film, timelines/realities are independent from each other. Thanos/Nebula coming to "our" timeline means a new timeline is created where they don't exist any more, but we don't follow that one. "Our" Nebula isn't affected by the actions of the "alternate", because "our" Nebula's history is unchanged.

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Question: Between season 2 and season 6 we periodically meet a serial killer called The Grave Digger who's actual name is Heather Taffet. Having watched the complete series a while ago, one thing was never made clear (or I might have missed it) How did Taffet physically bury the containers her victims were in? The twins were buried in a park in a submerged beer vat that is stated as being 6ft high. Bones and Hodgins are buried around 4ft underground in a car. How does she manage to bury them without being seen or interrupted?

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Answer: Answering my own question here but, having contacted various people involved in the production of Bones including Kathy Reichs, Hart Hanson, Eric Milligan, and Deirdre Lovegood who portrayed Taffet onscreen I finally have the answer. No-one know how she did it due to her constantly working alone. And she never revealed this information before her death.

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Answer: Steve Rogers didn't have super strength when he was chosen to be Cap. His demeanor, personality, and selflessness earned him the mantle. The abilities came with it.

DetectiveGadget85

His character earned him the slot in the super soldier program - his abilities are a direct result of the now-unavailable super soldier serum. Falcon is highly skilled and trained, doesn't mean he can't do a good job as a "new" Captain America with a different skillset, but he won't have the same strength and speed.

Answer: As shown throughout the events of the "Captain America" and "Avengers" sequels, Cap and Sam are very much kindred spirits with a great deal in common. Cap thus saw him as the perfect person to pass the mantle onto.

TedStixon

Question: James Harrison reports to general James Longstreet that the union Army of the Potomac is moving in their direction. If that is true, why didn't General Stuart report it? Stuart's mission was to report any movement by the union Army of the Potomac.

Answer: Stuart was away from the army at that critical moment. He had fallen into the trap of reading his own news press clippings about being a dashing cavalry general, and he was off trying to ride around the entire Union army in order to make headlines. His absence (and his cavalry's "eyes") kept General Robert E. Lee from making an informed decision about his army's disposition and set in motion a chain of events that probably helped lead to the Confederates defeat at Gettysburg.

Question: Is the woman who asks Daniel and Mr Miyagi why they were in her cab the same woman from the first movie who tells Daniel where to find Mr Miyagi so he could fix his faucet?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Yes, it's the same woman. She is Frances Bay. In the first film she's listed as "Lady with Dog." In the third film she is listed as "Mrs. Milo." She lives in the apartment complex.

Bishop73

Question: Does the guy eat the pie himself at the end?

Answer: In the book, yes. In the film it's unknown, but implied that he plans to feed it to his wife's 'friend'.

Answer: No, he fed it to the man who is friends with his wife. He is jealous of him and believes they are having an affair.

They were having an affair. This was seen when Billy came home and saw a vision of Heidi and his "friend" Mike kissing each other passionately. Another hint that they were having an affair is that when Billy calls home after being gone for so long, Linda says that Mike has been visiting the house quite frequently.

Answer: He has showed up in Cobra Kai season 3. Daniel travels to Okinawa for business and meets many old friends including Chozen who teaches him the final secret of Myaghi Do Karate.

Answer: There has never been any explanation of what happened to any of the characters who debuted in The Karate Kid Part II. The series Cobra Kai has so far focused only on Daniel, Johnny, and Kreese while introducing new characters. I wouldn't say it's unlikely Chosen would show up at some point, Yuji Okamoto (the actor who played Chosen) still acts regularly and could easily be brought to the series if the writers decided to focus on his character.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: No. Sean Casey "died in a car accident" according to Fletcher, but he actually killed himself after feeling traumatised by Fletcher's teachings.

Answer: One of them was "I thought they broke up" at the beginning of the film on the beach. Tommy replied "she did, he didn't." I don't recall the other line.

Answer: It didn't look like him. It appears to be a random student and not part of Johnny's group of friends seen throughout the film.

Well in that case, I heard Jimmy has two lines throughout the film and I figured they were both of the "yes sensei's." What are Jimmy's two lines then?

Question: When Charlie brings a pizza to the puppies, and they shout, "Charlie", how do they know what his name is?

Answer: Charlie talks to Anne Marie about them so my guess is that he has visited the puppies and the female dog before maybe even a few times.

Answer: Charlie may have visited the puppies before so they know who he is.

Question: Did Daniel really mean it when he said he hated his bike, or was it just out of anger?

Answer: It was just out of anger. He's frustrated that he has to ride a bicycle around while his bullies ride around on expensive dirt bikes.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Harry burns his hand by touching a red hot doorknob, and then cools it off by putting in the snow. In real life, wouldn't putting in his hand in the snow make the burn worse?

Answer: Yes, on major burns you never want to use ice or cold water because it can further damage the tissue and water can cause bacterial infections. A 2nd degree burn on the hand is considered a major burn. However, in the context of the film not only would Harry not know this and seek for immediate relief, we don't really see the extent of the tissue damage so we don't know how much the ice affected it.

Bishop73

Would Harry have gotten a 2nd degree burn if the door knob was as hot as shown in the movie?

He definitely would have gotten 2nd degree burns, more likely 3rd degree given the handle was shown to be red hot. Although it should be noted, the red glow would indicate the handle was over 900°F and at that temp, the door itself would probably have caught fire before Harry touches the doorknob.

Bishop73

Answer: Putting ice or cold water on a burn provides immediate temporary relief. It wouldn't make the burn worse.

Question: In the finale number "All for one" the sign says "pool closed - staff only". How are Ryan and Sharpay able to be there when they are members?

Answer: A "Staff Only" sign isn't much security, especially when you know just about everyone that works at the resort.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: It's part of the other mother's trap. Coraline thinks she goes back home, but really, she's still in the other world.

Answer: She is waking up thinking she went back to normal but actually always stayed in the other world. It was a part of the Beldam's magic.

Answer: She isn't actually dreaming it's just an illusion by the beldam, so she can appreciate the other world.

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Question: When Sgt. Martin is at the airfield before the jump into Holland, a lieutenant tells him him to tap him on the leg, but I can't figure out why and nothing else is explained about it any further. What's this about?

Answer: Because he was colorblind and couldn't tell if the light had jumped from red to green.

lionhead

Question: How come Superman is so nice to Gus at the end? He was working with the baddies, he created a computer and the Kryptonite to kill Superman! Yet Superman is totally cool and even asks the coal miners to give Gus a job. Did I miss something?

Answer: The only reason that Gus was working with Ross, Vera and Lorelei was because he stole money from the company he worked at. To avoid going to prison, Gus was forced to do anything that they wanted. After realizing that his computer was designed to do anything it was ordered to, including killing Superman, Gus removed a small screw which shut down the power momentarily but, after the computer brought itself back online, Gus attempted to destroy it with an axe to save Superman. Superman saw this and realised he was wrong about Gus and after the computer was destroyed decided to help Gus find a job.

That makes sense, thank you! Been bugging me for years.

Jen Hen

You're welcome.

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