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COMMENT 4h ago

Only if Wade leaves his stuffed unicorn behind.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Superman in his nigh omnipotence has the potential to become by his own alien nature. It has always been his connections to his loved ones, his parents, wife, family and friends, that has kept him in touch with his humanity. Often in stories where he has lost this connection, he truly becomes a monster, such as in Injustice. Doctor Who is similar and that is the reason he travels with humans.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Helen Kellar could not see or hear and learned much to become a great writer. Toph is a smart girl so probably yes.

r/legaladviceofftopic 19h ago

Can one legally enter into a gay marriage for a reason other than love?

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r/legaladviceofftopic 19h ago

If the recipient of a will happens to share the name of another person close to the will maker, how is that issue sorted? Such as Gramps left his entire fortune to John Smith, but John Smith is both the name of his brother and his son.

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r/legaladviceofftopic 19h ago

For wills that state that one will of the recipients needs to be married to receive inheritance. Can one simply get married in Las Vegas, collect the inheritance, then get a divorce?

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COMMENT 19h ago

Kramer vs Kramer

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COMMENT 19h ago

NTA - The entirety of the inheritance is being funded by investments and such, then your share of the inheritance is as well.

This is no different then numerous investors purchasing stock or investing in a company. The money used to support the company is the property of the investor. If the price of the stock rises, so does the balance of your investment. It does not matter if the CEO or owner or primary shareholder of the company does not like you. He was still using your investment to build the company finances, including the value of his own share.

Your brother may have been doing the leg work, but he was still working with your assets. If your assets were not available for him to work with and invest, than his investments would have been less and subsequently the family assets would have been far lower than they are now.

Similarly, if your brother made a series of bad investments and lost a substantial percentage of the family assets, which would have actually lowered the value of everybody's share, I am willing to bet he would not consider paying out the value that it was ten years ago, only its current market value.

Regardless if you put much effort into the assets or whether he likes you, it was still your assets he was using to build the family fortune. The same as other family members. Your father left this inheritance to you. It may have been in your brother's care for a time, but it is still your inheritance.

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COMMENT 1d ago

When Michelangelo sculpted the statue David, he said: “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”.

The scientific laws that govern the universe are already there, regardless of our awareness of them or not. It is through our search for knowledge, our seeking of wisdom, do we test the universe to learn its secrets. Sometimes we succeed and learn something, sometimes we fail and learn from our mistakes. The science and mathematics is like fire, we have not created it so much as we discovered its function, gradually developing our knowledge of it and developing the sciences so we can understand it better.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I want to say this does not belong in AskScienceFiction, BUT how he is a manager is so unbelievable that it truly belongs here!!

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COMMENT 1d ago

Dr. Strange enemy Baron Mordo once did this, he sold his soul to Mephisto and Satannish, then brought them to Earth to battle for it, which would have caused much destruction, Strange threatened to mystically merge the demons into one, so they could both collect the soul but lose their individuality in the process, they each revokes their claims

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COMMENT 1d ago

He once convinced God to give him a Get Out of Hell Free pass, because if he went to Hell there would be a good chance John would end up in charge, and promised to be a right annoyance to God

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COMMENT 1d ago

Thats how we break up soccer mobs in real life too

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COMMENT 1d ago

I quite enjoyed the Keanu movie version where he traded his soul to ensure the Devil would release the girl's soul, but for his self sacrifice Keanu John was granted access to Heaven, so the Devil cured his cancer and restored John to life, waiting for his to screw up and lose his soul again

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COMMENT 1d ago

I can actually answer this!! There are different versions of Superman, Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis. Pre-Crisis are the original versions from Earth-2 (1938-1985) and Earth-1 (c. 1956-1985), who had nearly unlimited strength. They actually made a point of stating that while empowered under a yellow sun, his hair and fingernails will not grow, and any injuries sustained heal exceptionally fast. He does not need to shave, get a hair cut or nail trim. When under a red sun or otherwise powerless such as from magic or red or gold kryptonite, his hair and nails grow, and if too much time passes, he needs to cut before becoming empowered again or he will look unkempt. This occurred once after spending time trapped a million years in the future under a red sun for a few weeks. His hair is essentially indestructible, and cannot have the color dyed or bleached out, but the hair can temporarily be coated or painted in dye, allowing temporary hair color change (like powdering your hair), but the dye would easily wash out or even burn out. Superman once gained amnesia and assumed the identity of a white haired British man with a monocle, he needed to coat his hair for that. Earth-2 Superman once pretended to be younger, and dyed his white sideburns, but the dye burned away when he flew at supersonic speeds. Pre-Crisis blonde Supergirl wore an auburn wig early on as Linda Danvers, but in college had her hair treated with a special scientific process so that it was sensitive to her specially treated comb, so whenever she changed to Supergirl or back, she would comb her hair at superspeed and change her hair color.

The post-Crisis versions are all notably less powerful, and their hair does grow. Superman can "shave" by reflecting his heat vision off a durable piece of metal, generally from the rocket that brought him to Earth. The hair is not indestructible (vulnerable to his focused heat vision), but highly durable (able to take a lot of damage like the rest of his body), and probably not absorb hair dye effectively like the pre-Crisis Superman. He coated probably dye coat it though with those limitations.

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COMMENT 1d ago

An interesting point about Pietro as a "crystaline possession: is that his wife is the Inhuman Crystal, so there they go having fun with words again

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COMMENT 2d ago

Moreso, assuming they used most of their Pym Particle supply in time travelling, then why during the final battle was Ant-Man growing and shrinking willy-nilly thru the fight. You could say that because his size changes were not subatomic so did not use up as much Pym Particles, so he could sill do regular size changes. Except all the other time travelling Avengers were still wearing their own time travelling suit which could change to their regular costumes with nanotech. If they all have even a miniscule amount of Pym Particles remaining, the final battle against Thanos could hav been over quick, with the Avengers all becoming 100 feet tall and play stomp the Thanos minions.

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COMMENT 2d ago

The radiation given off by the Kryptonite is effectively unlimited in duration, but like all radioactive materials it does have a half-life before it becomes inert. Its half-life is 250,000 years. (Stern, Roger (1992) Superman: The Man of Steel Sourcebook Mayfair Games)

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COMMENT 2d ago

For Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Pen Pals"

PICARD: The Arabs believed that Allah gathered the south wind and made the horse.
TROI: On the holodeck we've made that legend come true.
PICARD: I like that.

TROI: So you like horses for the romance?
PICARD: It goes deeper than that. A fine war mare would sleep in a bedouin's tent, carry him into battle, feed his children with her milk. There's a bond which is created by mutual need. Hello, beautiful.
TROI: Now I understand. You don't want the comfort of a pet, you want a companion.

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COMMENT 2d ago

On Star Trek Enterprise, season 1, in one of the first episodes, the new NX-01 Enterprise encounters an unknown alien vessel, first thing Captain Archer does is opens a comm channel, says "We are from Earth, we are transmitting the coordinates to you now!!'

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COMMENT 3d ago

Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. Regardless of the strength of one's belief, or even a confirmed knowledge, a person can convince his mind of anything.

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COMMENT 3d ago

According to the OHOTMU, its easier for him to go thru thin fabrics with the electromagnetic cling, so socks and spider-booties. It is more difficult thru thicker shoes, but can be done, but is like us walking on wet pavement. After he recieved an enhanced body from the Queen (same time he got organic webbing, retractable stinger, enhanced strength, etc), his clinging powers were greatly enhanced, he could touch a wall or floor, and make it adhesive to anyone connected to it, like a fly in a spiders web. He is back to using his web shooters, so its possible his other enhanced powers have faded

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COMMENT 3d ago

From how I understand it, Aquaman has a mystical connection to the Clear, which is a supernatural focal point of all aquatic animal life on Earth, similar to how Swamp Thing has a connection to the plant life thru the Green. Most of Earth's animal life forms have evolved from its oceans, but the longer they have been away evolutionarily speaking, the weaker the link. Creatures still water bound are the strongest, those who evolved away still have that connection, but its so much weaker. He once, at the absolute limit of his power, was able to give a human a stroke when he reached into the most primitive, water focused aspects of his evolutionary mind. Very likely he could not do that again.

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COMMENT 3d ago

In the comics, a few reasons. There is a major wormhole system near Earth, which itself is located at a major strategic position. It stands as one of the locations the Celestials created powerful Eternals and Deviants, so has a reputation. In the modern era, humanity has played a major role in any conflicts.

In real life, the Voyager Golden Record and every deep space communication we sent out, we include coordinates of Earth. Its true, look it up :D

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COMMENT 3d ago

When Darth Vader was ordered by Palpatine to kill Luke and turned against him