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Season 1 generally

Question: Why is Khal Drogo willing to give Viserys an army in exchange for Daenerys? Until she is almost poisoned, he seems to have no real interest in the Iron Throne or the Targaryen dynasty, considering how she has to beg him to cross the Narrow Sea. Why didn't he just marry a native Dothraki woman?

Chosen answer: This is explained more in the book. Khal Drogo and his bloodriders do intend to help Viserys take the throne, however they do things in their own time. This is what causes Viserys's frustration. In the book, Illyrio Mopatis tells Viserys that he has already waited his entire life to claim the Iron Throne and that waiting a few more years isn't that big of a deal. The Dothraki are a nomadic tribe, which is largely why they have no interest in invading and sacking King's Landing. However, since Khal Drogo eventually grows to love Dany, her assassination attempt by the Westerosi compels him to seek revenge.

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Season 1 generally

Question: After watching the show and reading the first book, I can't figure out why people hate Jaime for killing King Aerys. Aerys is referred to as the "Mad King" and more than one person talks about his sick deeds. Even Ned doesn't seem to approve of Jaime's actions, yet Aerys killed his father and brother. Even if Jaime did have a duty to guard the king, didn't he actually do everyone a favor by killing Aerys?

Chosen answer: Basically it's because he broke his vow. A member of the Kingsguard is sworn to protect the king at all costs. Jaime elaborates more on the deed to both Catelyn Stark and Brienne of Tarth, telling Catelyn that no matter what course of action he took, he would be breaking one vow or another (i.e. if he obeyed the king, he would conversely be disobeying his own father), and telling Brienne that the Mad King was planning on burning all of King's Landing, but he did not bother to tell Ned Stark that. Ned Stark felt that killing Aerys was dishonorable and excessive. Robert Baratheon still could have usurped the throne without Aerys being killed.

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The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! - S3-E5

Question: It was said in another answer that the ring Star Sapphire has uses the power of love, which makes sense in this episode as her human from, Carrol, is in love with Hal Jordan. However, when Star Sapphire takes over and replaces Carrol's mind, she demonstrates nothing but hate and anger towards Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. So how can she use her powers with the opposite emotions?

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Chosen answer: The Star Sapphires are agents of the Zamarons, the female species of the Guardians of the Universe, they are enemies of the Green Lanterns, which is why Carol has anger toward Hal. It should also be mentioned that the further a ring is from the center of the "The Emotional Spectrum", the more control the ring has over the user.

MasterOfAll

Show generally

Question: In several series/movies, Cyborg is shown as part of the Justice League. He is part of it when it Justice League is first formed as shown in the upcoming movie, Justice League: War. though in that one he is made only a day or so before. Usually he is a grown man in he Justice League. Yet here he is in the Teen Titans. Is it supposed to be that Cyborg joins the Justice League after he leaves the Teen Titans?

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Chosen answer: In recent years, the comics introduced Cyborg as a member of the Justice League. This was after his many years as a Teen Titan. In the rebooted DC Universe (known as the New 52) Cyborg is a founding member of the Justice League, and was never a part of the Teen Titans.

MasterOfAll

Question: When the Hydra men are using their weapons, the sound of them charging is the same sound effect used in the Iron Man movies where he his charging his arch reactor pulses. Is there any relation between these technologies?

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Chosen answer: While not explicitly spelled out in the films to date, it's implied that Howard Stark developed the arc reactor technology after extensive study of the Tesseract that he retrieved from the ocean floor at the end of the movie. As such, Hydra's Tesseract-powered weaponry and the arc reactor-powered systems in the Iron Man suits share something of a common origin, hence the similar sound.

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Question: Before he was genetically altered and his real body was used, how did they get Chris Evans to look so scrawny?

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Chosen answer: A couple of techniques were used. In most cases, Evans would film the scene normally, then the effects team would digitally shrink his character down to the smaller size. This would generally require some on-set adjustment to allow for eyelines - in some cases Evans would be physically lower than other actors, in others, they would look at his upper chest while he looked over their heads. In a few cases, actor Leander Deeny, who possessed the necessary scrawny physique, would film the scene, collaborating closely with Evans to ensure that the character's mannerisms remained the same. Deeny's features would then be digitally replaced with those of Chris Evans. Deeny appears briefly in the movie as the bartender in the pub Rogers visits to recruit his team.

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Question: Candie tells Shultz the deal is not final until they shake hands, as is tradition in the South, and without the hand shake, the legal documents are void. Was this actually how it was back then, or was Candie just doing that to further get under Shultz's skin?

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Chosen answer: Since it would be rather difficult to prove in a court of law whether a handshake had been performed or not before video cameras had been invented, no, there was no enforceable law about handshakes being required to make a contract legal. However, it was likely a very strong and respected tradition.

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Show generally

Question: Why did the Howells, Ginger and Mary Ann have so many changes of clothes with them? It was only a three hour tour.

Chosen answer: It was a running gag about how out of touch with reality they are, because they are so rich, that they think they need to bring an extensive wardrobe with them everywhere they go.

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Show generally

Question: I know there is a good reason but, if the castaways could build huts, bicycle powered generators and fix the radio, why couldn't they fix the boat?

Chosen answer: There's no absolute answer to this, but: 1) The hole in the boat was big enough that they couldn't patch it sufficiently well to float it. All the rafts, huts and other constructions on the island, were flimsy enough that wind and rain got through most of them reasonably easily. 2) None of them were qualified to build or repair boats, so it would have been risky to even try going out with a patch they made. 3) It's a silly 60's sitcom - making sense was never a big concern of producers at the time!

DavidRTurner

Show generally

Question: For series 5-7, has Rory's mum ever been mentioned or on screen? If so, which episode(s)?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: She is only ever mentioned by Rory as being a fan of Dusty Springfield in "The Rebel Flesh".

MasterOfAll

Initiation - S3-E1

Question: In this show, Green Lantern is a black guy with a different name. What happened to Hal Jordan and why is he not Green Lantern any more?

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Chosen answer: In this series, Hal Jordan never became Green Lantern. Kyle Rayner did instead. John Stewart is Rayner's partner and serves as Green Lantern in the Justice League.

MasterOfAll

Show generally

Question: What city are the Teen Titians in?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It is located in California, as shown in "Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo". Possibly San Francisco as seen in the comics.

MasterOfAll

The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! - S3-E5

Question: Star Sapphire was given a red ring by some aliens and has powers similar to Green Lantern's. Is this supposed to be like the power of will that is green, but the power of another emotion but red? Or is it something else?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: The rings represent what is called the "Emotional Spectrum". Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Where Green is the representation of will, the Star Sapphires are given violet rings, which represent the emotion of love.

MasterOfAll

Question: Is the story in this movie suppose to be leading up to the first Alien movie?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Not really. Ridley Scott wanted to explore a different story line set apart from the original Alien series. There are connections between the two, and they share the same universe but they are in different time periods, and the prequel is following its own mythology. There could be a link by the end of the new series, but that remains to be seen.

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Question: Does the Mask of Truth do anything for the player besides allow them to see secret messages in the stone clocks?

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Chosen answer: There is another thing it does for the player. Deep in the Lost Woods is an area with two creatures that will sell the player items. Look for where you see a bunch of butterflies gathered. Head toward them and you will fall into a hole. When you land put on the Mask of Truth and slowly walk forward. Some Deku creatures will pop out and look at you. After this talk to the big Deku creature to the right and he will increase your ability to hold more Deku nuts. Wearing other masks from the Happy Mask shop will also have different reactions from the Deku Scrubs.

Question: Why does Neo need to be physically disconnected after appearing in the train station and speaking with the Oracle, when he ended up there through his connection with the Source?

Chosen answer: Because his physical body is unconscious and can't do what needs to be done in order to disconnect in the same way it connected.

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Question: Does the doctor know that there are 3 murderers among Rivers' personalities? he tells Rivers that the killer cannot survive, who's to say it's Timmy that committed the real murders? Ray Liota and his "prisoner" were also murderers.

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Ray Liotta and his prisoner were not real killers. They were only murderers in Rivers' mind. The journal that Rivers kept in the hand of all his personalities would have given the doctor insight into what Liotta and his prisoner were like in his patient's mind.

oddy knocky

Question: In the scene where the doctor shows Rivers his real face in the mirror, why is he so shocked? I mean, if Edward is not real, how could Edward know what his own face looks like? (As in John Cusack's face).

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Because he believes he looks like the John Cusack character. When he looks into the mirror, he sees a completely different face.

lartaker1975

Question: Why does Cyrus not believe Cusack when he tells him that one of the guards faked a heart attack and that's how they were found out?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Probably because Cusack interrupted Colm Meaney in the first place. Also he probably knew Cusack would lie about whatever excuse he gave.

LorgSkyegon

Question: How did Frank know where Cooper lives?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: He's ex CIA and considered R.E.D. (Retired and Extremely Dangerous). This is not just because of his fighting skill, but because of his knowledge and access to resources and how to use them. He just broke into the CIA Headquarters as well and is a skilled agent from another era. It is easy to assume he used his resources and experience to find Cooper's family just by seeing Cooper's face. He would easily known how to find out his identity.

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