08:23:00 PM May 18th 2014
I could swear I remember reading in an old book about Star Wars (well before the prequels) that Darth Vader got his injuries from falling into a vat of molten metal (or maybe carbonite) instead of a volcano. Can anyone confirm?
09:31:46 PM Apr 22nd 2014
Ok, I put the MCU as an example based on the fact that the SHIELD acronymn did not appear to exist in Iron Man, indicating a new organization, but as of Cap 2 the organization dates back to just after WWII. The Mighty Heptagon deleted it with this explanation: "No one ever says anything about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s age in Iron Man, and there's never any indication that the acronym doesn't exist. Coulson probably just used the organization's full name because he was trying to be professional, and because he was introducing S.H.I.E.L.D. to a group of people who had never heard of it before." I find this explanation extremely unsatisfying. Firstly, even if he did want to give them the full name, he would have also given them the acronymn if he had one. Furthermore, when they pointed out that it was a mouthful, rather than producing the acronymn, he said "we're working on it," indicating they were still trying to come up with a way of shortening the name.
05:17:40 AM Nov 1st 2012
Kate's mother didn't recognise her? I always assumed that the way she reacted she knew exactly who she was and was frightened of Kate.
09:18:41 AM Apr 11th 2012
Anyone else think the entire Star Wars section needs a bit of a cleanup? There seems to be quite a bit of arguing on the main page.
11:20:31 PM Jan 18th 2012
- Rowling had apparently not yet decided how Her Werewolves Were Different until she introduced Lupin in Prisoner Of Azkaban. The first two books contain references to werewolves that do not make much sense in light of what we later learn about them. It's stated in the first book that werewolves live in the Forbidden Forest. Um, where do they spend their time while in human form? In the second book, Gilderoy Lockhart describes himself apparently curing a werewolf, but in subsequent books it is made emphatically clear that there is no cure for lycanthropy. While Lockhart's stories are all lies, he stole them from other people and he explicitly mentions at the end that the werewolf bit was really performed by an Armenian warlock. In the Chamber of Secrets, Riddle claims Hagrid tried to raise werewolf cubs under his bed, though Rowling later said this was simply a lie.
- It's also stated that Lupin isn't like most werewolves, and most werewolves spend time secluded away from humanity. So it actually is entirely possible for werewolves to spend all their time, both forms, in the Forbidden Forest.
- Possibly there's some form of transfiguration that gives a werewolf at the full moon temporary human form in the physical sense only (the spell is described as "immensely complex" which might be a rare bit of truth from Lockhart and the reason people can't just use it in an emergency werewolf attack), so this means turning a raging mad wolf into a raging mad human. And the concept of werewolf cubs lead directly to Fridge Horror — perhaps some parents whose kids get bitten simply abandon them in the wild to live like animals rather than deal with the stigma and danger. Perhaps Hagrid was rescuing them, making Riddle's comment not just a passing ridicule of Hagrid's monster obsession, but something akin to expressing contempt for a white person on the Underground Railroad.
- That's not the error. As Rowling stated when she indicated Riddle's line was a lie, werewolf cubs don't exist in her world. It seems that Lupin turned into a "fully-grown" werewolf even at the age of eleven, so apparently the age of the human victim has no impact on the physical age of the wolf.