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I know these:
1F – Katniss Everdeen
2H – “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” or “PAAAAARKER!” are both acceptable IMO
4E – They followed the Beam, on the path to the Dark Tower
4G – Fire, obsidian, and Valyrian steel
7A – Haley Starshine
7I – Battlestar Pegasus

I’m prety sure of these:
2D – Guild naviagor from Dune?
3D – Alpa Chino from Tropic Thunder?
3G – Rod Sterling?
5H – Sounds a lot like Luke Cage but I don’t think anyone’s ever played him
6H – Seems like it has to be Moon Knight but I’m guessing
7G – Instrumentality is an Eva thing, isn’t it? But I don’t recall Shinji ever doing that

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5F – Where the Wild Things Are
7D – The Doctor

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:27 am

7I – The Battlestar Pegasus

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:29 am

1.a. Doctor Who (“The Big Bang”)
1.b. Doctor Who (Nixon most recently)
1.f. Doctor Who (“Dalek”)
1.h. Doctor Who (the one with the space whales)
4.a. Doctor Who
4.d. a few thousand characters
5.d. The Thing
5.e. Doctor Who (re: Captain Jack)
6.c. Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn (Angel was already undead)
6.d. Doctor Who
7.c. Angel
7.d. Doctor Who
7.f. Starbuck
7.g. Dreadstar

BONUS HIDDEN QUESTION: Doctor Who

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4a sounds like John Uskglass.

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Phillip Russell said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:35 am

1A – Bad Wolf
2F – the Stonecutters
7E – the Heart of Mantorok

7C sounds like it could be Darkseid

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 am

Oh wait, somebody else got 7I already.

Okay then, 4E – Wizard and Glass.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 am

1B is pretty open-ended… I can think of tons of characters that fit, from Cpt. America to Snake Plissken to Jack Ryan to Superman…

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:38 am

7C is a classic gambit. First one I thought of was Holtz from “Angel” but that can’t be the only example.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:40 am

4D — Fagan?

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:41 am

Is 3C Kal-El/Superman? That’s the only person I can think of, but it seems kind of obvious.

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switchnode said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:44 am

3G is Zack Morris; 4A, Jonathan Strange.

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3e Boondock Saints
4b Samuel Jackson from Unbreakable
6i Applies to Movie Bruce Banner
7a Haley from OOTS

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switchnode said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:47 am

Ugh, sorry, missed “return” there. Yeah, John Uskglass is properly on the mark.

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2B is Ozymandias

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5B is Tony Stark, maybe?

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:52 am

5H sounds like it could be Bane, although he wasn’t on Death Row when Tom Hardy played him. What about the portrayal of him in that other Batman movie (which I haven’t seen)?

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 10:59 am

5H — Absorbing Man? I think there’s at least 2 or 3 Marvel villains with that origin.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 am

3C — God, in that short story by Arthur C Clarke, the title of which I cannot recall

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:01 am

I hope that 5G is Thanos. :-)

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:03 am

6I is Luke Skywalker because in the New Republic society discriminated against people with robotic hands. It’s in the novels!

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switchnode said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am

that short story by Arthur C Clarke

That would be “The Star”, but it doesn’t ring quite right to me. The question seems to imply that the dying star is the thing regarding which the people are given hope, which hardly fits the story.

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7C How about Catman from Secret Six? Didn’t he have a kid with the poison lady, and she wanted him to be a villain?

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3C could be Saint Walker from the Green Lantern comics. (He gave his family some hope, but they wound up dead anyway.)

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:15 am

I forget her name, but 7H sounds like the star from the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust.

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am

And 3C could be Jor-El, if it’s not Kal-El. I’m just spitballing here.

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1E is Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face/Off?

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5i : The crew of the Znutar were devoured by the Awful Green Things from Outer Space before they could give the blue, three-eyed bird they found an actual name beyond simply “Mascot” (?)
6a : To build a nuclear-powered rocket for a manned mission to the Moon. Notable because it would mean Syldavia would beat both the Western Powers and the Soviet Bloc (?)

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

The question seems to imply that the dying star is the thing regarding which the people are given hope, which hardly fits the story.

Reading the question again, is it that a people are faced with a dying star, thus losing hope, and then someone gives them hope?
Earlier I read it as “these people need hope, I will provide that hope, by way of a dying star’s face” which, why would I do that.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am

1E is Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face/Off?

The question fits one character’s motivation, but not the other’s, though.

I bet Superman/Batman have done it. “You can trust me Penguin, I just shot Batman! (Except that was Superman in disguise, and I am really Batman!)”

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6I — Jack of Hearts

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am

6I — Frankenstein’s Monster

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slappy the happy robot said on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:15 pm

i think people are missing something here – the KWC quiz always does its questions in categories because each category has a theme. that’s how you figure out the more difficult and/or vague questions – you figure out the theme first from the other ones in the category.

like, I think #7 is “star.” Haley STARshine works for 7a (as zob pointed out) and i think mitchell got it right with respect to Stardust for 7h.

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Phillip Russell said on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:31 pm

In that case, maybe 1C is Bad Horse.

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2c – The Great Muta
1g – Johnny B. Badd

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2B: Gonzo the Great (“The Muppets”)
5B: Honey (“The Incredibles”)
5I: The Znutar’s mascot was The Ook.
7C: Jack Knight (“Starman”)

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:56 pm

ike, I think #7 is “star.” Haley STARshine works for 7a (as zob pointed out) and i think mitchell got it right with respect to Stardust for 7h.

Which also backs up Vanth Dreadstar for 7G and Starbuck for 7F, as well as Battlestar Pegasus (Galactica?) for 7I… but would there be two BSG questions?

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

2B – Gonzo the Great (as per Gary)
2H – Great Caesar’s Ghost

I think Slappy is on to something.

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1i is Evan Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:01 pm

1A – Bad Wolf
1C – Bad Horse

I’m thinking 1 = “Bad”

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:02 pm

1i is Evan Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese

…Dairy Products Gone BAD.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:05 pm

4A – John Uskglass
4B – Mr. Glass

4 = GLASS

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:10 pm

3C = Saint Walker
3E = Boondock Saints
3G = The Saint

3 = SAINT

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

5D = The Thing
5F = Where the Wild Things Are

5 = THING

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

6A = to reach the Moon
6H = Moon Knight

6 = MOON

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Okay, by cobbling together everyone’s guesses and slappy’s insight into the categories, I’m going with:

1 – BAD
2 – GREAT
3 – SAINT
4 – GLASS
5 – THING
6 – MOON
7 – STAR

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also, 4B is specifically Mr. Glass, so “glass” seems to be the theme there.

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David Langdon said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:23 pm

3G – Rod Serling
4I – Is a Battle Mech from Mechwarrior/Battletech universe, but I can’t figure out which one.
7B – HMS Dreadnought
7G – refers to a “Cordwainer Smith” written story, though again not sure which one. His writing is firmly recommended for you all to read.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:33 pm

7A – Haley STARshine
7B –
7C – STARman (Jack Knight)
7D –
7E –
7F – STARbuck
7G – Vanth DreadSTAR
7H – STARdust
7I – BattleSTAR Pegasus/Galactica

Is there any way 7B is a Star Destroyer?

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:35 pm

4A – John UskGLASS
4B – Mr. GLASS
4E – Wizard and GLASS

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6C is Tom Moon from the Stand
6E is launched a gravity generator to replace the destroyed moon.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

1A – BAD Wolf
1B –
1C – BAD Horse
1D –
1E –
1F –
1G – Johnny B. BAD
1H –
1I – Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products gone BAD

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Not Tom Moon, but Tom “M-o-o-n” Cullen

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1E is Wil Smith and Martin Lawrence from the first Bad Boys

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

5C – Swamp Thing?

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7C has got to be Syndrome, from the Incredibles.

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switchnode said on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I was uncertain before about 7B—the language of the question seemed like a quotation—but looks like 7′s theme confirms the Death STAR.

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LightlyFrosted said on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Switchnode: Or a Super STAR Destroyer. Death Star was more of a space station.

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switchnode said on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

1B: Bad Dudes?

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6D – Luna Vachon

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Now that the themes are figured out, this is somewhat simpler.

1H: Strong Bad.

2A: The Great Gazoo.
2E: “Great Stump”, from “A Wheel of Time”
2F: From the episode, “Homer The Great”
2G: Tolkien’s Great Eagles.
2I: “The Great Escape”.

3B: “Saint Petersburg”, a card game.

4F: The “Darkglass Mountain” trilogy.
4H: The Glass Bead Game, from the book of the same name.
4I: The Gallowglas-class ‘mech.

5A: “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things”

5I: The Ook and the Znutar, as noted, were from the boardgame “Awful Green Things From Outer Space” (haven’t seen that one in 25 years).

6B: Sam Bell, in “Moon”.
6F: Pretty sure this is a reference to a Supernatural episode called “Dark Side of the Moon”.
6G: The Sigmund Corp, from the videogame “To The Moon”.

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3F: Monty Python’s Saint Victor cried out, “This…is fantastic! Oh…this is terrific!”, and later that the Lord was a rotten bastard.

3H: Various Batman books — The Order of St Dumas.

3I: I was trying so hard to figure out where “Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead” fit in category 5, I completely overlooked this question. “Jimmy the Saint”.

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Mitchell Hundred said on January 2nd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Is 1B a bad enough dude? As in, a dude who is bad enough to rescue the President (and subsequently have a burger with him)?

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I’m suprised no-one’s spotted 2H yet (“Great Ceasar’s Ghost!”) – which confirms that 2′s theme is “great”… And therefore 2C is indeed The Great Muta, and not Ric Flair like I was originally going to post. Well spotted, Cesari (Ceasar!).

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Oh, and 6H is indeed Moon Knight. The TV show was was part of Bendis’s (rather frustrating) run. I wish people’d stop resetting the entire supporting cast every single time they relaunch his ongoing…

(I’m a Moon Knight and a Kane fan – I’m obviously a sucker for once-a-year abortive pushes!)

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4G- Dragon Glass/obsidian

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Matthew J. Brady said on January 3rd, 2013 at 12:54 am

5H is The Thing With Two Heads.

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UnlikeyLass said on January 3rd, 2013 at 9:48 am

5B may be Ms. Thing from the current FF series

5G is probably Benjy Grimm (“Thing rings, do your thing!”) from the 70s era Thing cartoon.

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Cosmic Tuesdays said on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 pm

My guess for 6I is Hugo Danner from the novel Gladiator.

Do I get partial credit for at least knowing that exists?

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Of course! You would get even more credit if the word “Moon” figured into it somehow (see above).

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1A Bad Wolf
1B Bill and Ted?
1C Bad Horse
1F Sgt. Michael “Mike” Vronsky (Deer Hunter)
1H Strong Bad
2A The Great Gazoo!
2E A Great Stump?
2F Homer Simpson
2G The Great Eagles
2H “Great Caesar’s Ghost!”
3A Penance
3C the crew of the Icarus Two?
3F “This is fantastic!”

3G either James Kirk, Jean Juc Picard, possibly Captain Janeway but I didn’t watch that show, or Stefan Salvatore, depending on what show you watch (yeah I know you’re probably not talking about Stefan Salvatore)

3H The Order of St. Dumas
5H Castor Troy

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3d is the Third Street Saints from Saints Row

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Llelldorin said on January 4th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

If 7 is star, then 7E is just “stars” (the Malloreon–prophecy of Torak)

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HudsonWilliamsH said on January 4th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

5H – Fred Ward played Remo Williams

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HudsonWilliamsH said on January 4th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Oops. No “thing” in my answer – Thing with Two Heads it is, I gess.

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Collecting everybody’s answers that seem to fit the categories; apologies if I missed any.

Category 1: BAD (incomplete)
1A: Bad Wolf
1B: Bad Dudes
1C: Bad Horse
1D: ??
1E: Bad Boys
1F: ??
1G: Johnny B. Badd
1H: Strong Bad
1I: Milk & Cheese, Dairy Products Gone Bad

Category 2: GREAT (incomplete)
2A: The Great Gazoo
2B: Gonzo the Great
2C: The Great Muta
2D: ??
2E: The Great Stump
2F: The Stonecutters (“Homer the Great”)
2G: The Great Eagles
2H: Great Caesar’s Ghost!
2I: “The Great Escape”

Category 3: SAINT (complete!)
3A: Penance (family name: St Croix)
3B: The card game Saint Petersberg
3C: Saint Walker
3D: Third Street Saints
3E: Boondock Saints
3F: Saint Victor exclaimed, “This…is fantastic! Oh…this is terrific!”
3G: The Saint
3H: The Order of St Dumas
3I: Jimmy the Saint

Category 4: GLASS (incomplete)
4A: John Uskglass
4B: Mr Glass
4C: ??
4D: ??
4E: “Wizard and Glass”
4F: Darkglass Mountain trilogy
4G: Dragon glass
4H: The Glass Bead Game
4I: Gallowglas class ‘mech

Category 5: THING (incomplete)
5A: “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things”
5B: Ms Thing
5C: Swamp Thing
5D: The Thing [From Another World]
5E: ??
5F: “Where The Wild Things Are”
5G: Benjy Grimm, the Thing
5H: “The Thing With Two Heads”
5I: The Ook, aka “Dat Ook ‘Ting” (“The Awful Green Things From Outer Space”)

Category 6: MOON (incomplete)
6A: To reach the moon
6B: Sam Bell (“Moon”)
6C: Tom “m-o-o-n” Cullen
6D: Luna Vachon
6E: replace the destroyed moon
6F: ??
6G: Sigmund Corp (“To The Moon”)
6H: Moon Knight
6I: ??

Category 7: STAR (incomplete)
7A: Haley Starshine
7B: Death Star or [Super] Star Destroyer
7C: Jack Knight (“Starman”)
7D: ??
7E: Stars
7F: Starbuck
7G: Vanth Dreadstar
7H: Yvaine the fallen star (“Stardust”)
7I: Battlestar Pegasus

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My best guess for 6I is Jack Russell, Werewolf by Night, but you guys kicked some major butt on this thing and I am impressed

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a. Who

b. Yes he did.

c. There’s no one else in the universe that would hate him that much.

d. He’s not illiterate, he only reads his native Gallifreyan without Tardis help though.

e. I think it was #10, in that episode where there is a clone version.

f. When that hunter was a Dalek sent after the wrong Time Lord.

g. Well when he first touched reincarnated and thought he was a girl it might have been vanity, but I don’t think so.

h. Ok, well it wasn’t really a dream. He was going to scrub that space whale because he thought it was the kindest thing under the circumstances.

i. Sontarans.

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you’re all barking up the wrong tree 1A is clearly Doc Scratch

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 7th, 2013 at 9:40 am

How long do we have left to guess the remaining ones before answers get posted? :-)

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I’ll give it another week, I think. I know some other people elsewhere are working on the answers in teams themselves.

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I suspect 7D is Jason Quill, the Starlord. Not sure about any of the rest.

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7D is Peter Quill, the StarLord.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 9th, 2013 at 10:35 am

7D is Adam Quill, the Star Lord. (this is fun!)

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