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What does "discomfort" mean?

"Discomfort" is the feeling of being uncomfortable, of feeling strange, nervous, or out of place doing something or being somewhere. Essentially, the opposite of feeling comfortable. There is an idea that when you are feeling discomforted, you are often learning things or growing from the experience. Discomfort is part of the process of growth! Additionally, "discomfort" can be meant in the physical sense, when your body is feeling uncomfortable or abnormal. Ex: I feel discomforted with my situation at work. Ex: I feel physical discomfort due to the hot weather.

What's "are supposed to" mean?

"Are supposed to" means that you should or are expected to do something. Here it means the way one "is supposed to" follow a certain guide or way of doing something. Ex: I was supposed to finish my project last night. But I didn't have enough time. Ex: We are supposed to bake the cake for tomorrow.

What's the main difference between "result" and "consequence"?

These two are very similar in meaning! However, the situations in which they are usually used do differ. "Result" and "consequence" both refer to the end, final product, or result of an action or condition, but "consequence" is usually only used in the negative sense. Ex: There will be consequences to your actions. (Negative) Ex: There will be negative results due to your actions. (Only is negative because the adjective "negative" is used here.) Ex: The results of our experiment were great. Ex: The consequence of waking up late was that we missed our flight.

Since humans have two eyes, wouldn't it be more appropriate to say night visions? Just like the word "glasses" that has the plural form!

So, we do have two eyes! However, we only have one "vision". "Vision" means the ability to see. The phrase "night vision" means the ability to see at night. The use of "glasses" can help one's "vision". Ex: I used to have twenty twenty vision, and then I got old. Ex: My vision is blurry. I think I need to get glasses. Ex: I wish I had night vision so I wouldn't be scared of the dark.

Is "is" skipped after ice bear? Isn't wrong grammar?

You're right, if this sentence were grammatically correct it would be "Ice Bear is not afraid of tiny germs". However, Ice Bear often speaks shortened sentences that are not grammatically correct. He also tends to speak in the third person, referring directly to himself as "Ice Bear". So for his character, it is normal to use incorrect grammar, however it is good that you are aware that it is incorrect!