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Question: Why did Mariko's father hit her the night Yashida faked his death?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Shingen is angry that his father left the company to Mariko instead of himself. He believes Mariko somehow manipulated her grandfather and is unworthy of the honor.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Mariko said to Yukio that she could not tell her something now, on the night Yashida faked his death - what could she not tell her?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New this week Answer: That Yashida was going to leave the company and his fortune to her in his will.

Sierra1 Premium member

Why couldn't Mariko tell Yukio that? In case the Yakuza were eavesdropping?

I think because she wanted her father (Shingen, Yashida's assumed heir) to know first, and to tell anyone else before him would dishonor him.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Yukio said that it was always difficult for Mariko to make friends, but why?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It isn't really explained, however Mariko is distant and depressed. Presumably she has always been so.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When the toys run into Zurg at the elevator, why is Zurg targeting only the belted Buzz instead of Andy's Buzz, too?

Answer: Having only one blaster, it would be hard to target both Buzzes at the same time. Since the anti-gravity belt Buzz was in front, he targets him. It's reasonable to think he may go after the second Buzz after he defeats the first.

Question: How come the velociraptors became so friendly when helping with chasing down the Indominus Rex, when earlier in the movie Owen nearly got killed by them if it wasn't for the gate that separated them?

Answer: It shows that they can never be fully trained or domesticated and their behavior is unpredictable according to the circumstances they're in. Owen was nearly killed at the beginning because the raptors had become overly excited by chasing the pig and then after the helper guy fell into the enclosure. This was out of the normal routine for them, and they immediately went into hunting mode with anyone becoming prey. Owen was barely able to control the situation. Later, Owen was able to re-established his alpha role, and the raptors were focused on the T-rex. Even then, Owen could barely control them, and they probably would have attacked him and the others if the T-rex had not re-appeared.

raywest Premium member

Question: Do all Slytherin students have parents in league with Voldemort? Basically, what I'm asking is if all the parents of the Slytherin students are Death Eaters?

DFirst1

Answer: No, not all Slytherins were evil or in league with Voldemort, but the bulk of the Dark Lord's followers came from that House. Professor Horace Slughorn, who was a Slytherin, was an example of those who fought against Voldemort.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why was the AT-AT walker on Endor not used in the battle of Endor?

DFirst1

Answer: The AT-AT walkers were too large to be practical in the dense forest, unlike on Hoth in the previous film, which was largely barren and thus better suited for the use of the AT-AT walkers.

zendaddy621

Question: What differences are there between the original SNES version and the GBA remake?

Answer: The snes had better sound quality and more variety of music, but the GBA has brighter graphics and deeper colors. The GBA added a few more mini-games plus Karozene, and you can save at any time. But Diddy can't do continuous cartwheels on GBA. Most people who like the game still prefer the snes version.

Bishop73

Question: Am I missing something? How is it possible for McPherson to fall in love with Laura?

tipar

Answer: While investigating her supposed murder, McPherson interviews many people who knew Laura and gave their personal accounts about her. The more McPherson learns about the beautiful woman, the more intrigued he becomes, eventually almost to the point of obsession. He was more infatuated and physically attracted than actually being in love with her.

raywest Premium member

The Hollow Girl - S2-E6

Question: Is Fiona Shaw possessed by the child? The way she looks at the camera made me think of that.

tipar

Question: What caused the oxygen tank to overheat that led to the explosion?

Answer: In real life, there were a number of incidents that ended up damaging the number 2 oxygen tank, which was then installed in Apollo 13, without anyone realizing there was a dangerous problem. Exposed fan wires inside the tank caught the teflon lining of the tank on fire when the power fans were turned on for the third time. The following website explains the pre-flight issues that damaged the tank as well as the chain reaction of events after the fire. https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/ap13acc.html.

Bishop73

Question: Why are the officers wearing dress blues in the beginning of the movie? The replacement commander of the 110th has a chest full of ribbons...The black military police officer at the command center. Everyday military officers would be wearing Class A's or fatigues.

Answer: Although it's technically a mistake, it is common in films to show military officers in dress uniforms with medals and ribbons to show that particular soldiers are important. A layperson may not know military uniform protocols but they can certainly tell that dress uniforms with a lot of medals signifies high rank at a glance.

Question: In Child's Play 1,2 and 3, we learn that Chucky bleeds once he is human, so why would not the cops notice blood on the ground or wherever Chucky met his demise, test the blood and verify that it belongs to Charles Lee Ray, hence confirming Andy's and his mother's story?

R.J.Denton

Answer: The police would be very skeptical that a serial killer could transfer his soul into a child's toy. Even though in the first movie Detective Logan and his partner finally believed it, in the second movie it was stated that the police denied everything. Even though several people did survive Chucky's rampage, it could easily be chalked up to an overactive imagination brought on by severe psychological trauma.

Question: Why did Beckett have Governor Weatherby Swann arrested?

Answer: Because he was starting to ask too many questions about why Beckett wanted the Dead Man's Chest. Governor Swann had been forced into helping Beckett, and his usefulness had run out.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Because he helped his daughter Elizabeth escape jail and Port Royal.

Question: Is there a particular reason for the main character smiling at the end?

tipar

Answer: As a result of the tortures he endured at the hospital, Lockhart lost his mind. At the end, as he pedals away from the hospital and down the road, he grins maniacally because he is now quite mad.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Two questions are puzzling me. 1. Considering the tactics that Ray used to take control of McDonald's from the brothers, couldn't it be said that he cheated and and conned the brothers out of their restaurant? 2. When Ray visits Mac in the hospital, he offers him a blank check to which the brothers agree. Why would they agree to such a thing instead of fighting to get their restaurant back?

Question: What's the deal with the card that Bruce has when he hacks the Russian's phone? It seems it has a scorpion image on it. Why did he hand it over to the bartender? Does it have anything to do with the hacking? Was it the same card the Russian dropped during the previous fight?

ricardoglez22

Answer: The card was the Russian mercenary's calling card. He recognized Bruce Wayne at the fight and dropped the card to see if Bruce was interested in acquiring his services. Bruce picked up the card and gave it to the bartender, which showed the mercenary that Bruce was indeed interested in meeting him.

But how would giving the card to a bartender in front of the mercenary (who is already there) show any interest in his services?

ricardoglez22

Answer: Probably because the bartender acts as an intermediary for the mercenary.

Question: When Alfred watches the senate bombing on the news, he finds one last refused check from Wallace Keefe (actually from Lex). But it has a drawing of the senate in flames, what is the purpose of this? It's completely against Lex's plan to frame Superman and make Batman fight him, because it shows that Wallace actually knows what is going to happen/he is the one who will blow up the building.

ricardoglez22

Chosen answer: The plan was not to frame Superman for the bombing, the authorities would know relatively quickly that a bomb was planted in the wheelchair. The plan was to goad Wallace into taking his grudge against Superman to extreme measures and actually carry out a terrorist action. Lex knows that Batman will ultimately blame Superman for putting Wallace in his deranged mental state and will feel compelled to act against Superman.

Question: Why doesn't Kay kill Anderson after he grabs her and takes the elevator up to Ma-Ma? Or at least, why doesn't Ma-Ma kill her when Kay comes in with her? They were intent on killing the Judges and didn't care about the consequences. So what was Ma-Ma hoping to accomplish having her as a hostage that she couldn't try to accomplish without one? At this point, she already had the 4 crooked Judges on their way.

Bishop73

Answer: Kay wanted to punish her for what she did to him earlier. Ma-Ma wanted leverage against Dredd should he get past her Judges.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Ratha said that he was gonna die was he referring to Freddie or Norman Osborn?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He's talking about Norman Osborn. Dr. Connor is working on a cure for Norman and he has to hurry because Norman doesn't have a lot of time left (before dying). Dr. Connor even says "people die, even Norman Osborn." Freddie was just a lab mouse.

Bishop73

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