Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

For questions asking for help identifying a character in a TV series/episode, comic-book issue/story arc, movie, book, or other story. For questions looking to identify a story please use [story-ident…
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For questions about the iconic superhero and Justice League member from the DC comics franchise: "Superman". Use with the [dc] tag and any relevant adaptation tag(s) (i.e. use [comics] to refer to com…
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For story-identification questions which are related to or might be set in space. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.
For questions concerning The Matrix, the 1999 sci-fi film starring Keanu Reeves, its sequels, and its spin-off media. When asking questions about the Animatrix TV show use in conjunction with the [the…
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For questions about "Star Trek: The Original Series" which aired in 1966. Always use in conjunction with the [star-trek] tag. Users should clarify if they want to include or exclude the TOS-era films …
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For questions about the 'Stargate' franchise. For the movie of the same name released in 1994, use [stargate-movie]. Use in conjunction with the specific series as well: [stargate-sg1], [stargate-atla…
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For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements. Questions about playing the game or the mechanics are off-topic here, but may be on topic at Arqade (https://…
For use when you know the TV series an episode with a particular plot belongs to, but need to find the title or number of the exact episode. Also for use in situations in which you know the movie seri…
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For use on [story-identification] questions about the sub-genre of Japanese works "Isekai", where the main character(s) are transported to another world/universe. Always use with the media tag when kn…
For questions about The Hobbit, a 1937 Children's novel by Tolkien. Please always use with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag. For questions about the film adaptations use in conjunction with the film ta…
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For questions about robots and their use in a specific work of science-fiction or fantasy; use this tag in conjunction with the specific work in question, e.g. [star-wars]. Also for use in conjunction…
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when the question specifically relates to a novel targeted at children or young people. Written for those with basic levels of reading comprehension and vocabulary. It should not be used …
For questions about "Dune", a science fiction franchise which originated with the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Use this tag for the franchise, universe and/or the novel.
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For questions about the energy field that connects all living things in the Star Wars universe, known as The Force. Always use this tag in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag. Use with a more specifi…
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For questions about The Silmarillion, a collection of works by J.R.R. Tolkien posthumously published by his son, Christopher in 1977. Also refers to the unpublished body of work of the same title that…
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Post-apocalyptic refers to the time frame beyond the catastrophic end of a civilization.
Warhammer 40,000 (aka Warhammer 40k) is a science fiction universe originally created for the corresponding table-top miniature game but has since had numerous other fictional works set in it.
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For questions about the magical castle featured in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Must be used in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag.
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For questions asking about the suggested reading or watching order for a series or franchise. If asking specifically for the chronological ordering, use the [chronological-order] tag instead.
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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, first movie produced, originally just titled "Star Wars"). Obi-Wan Kenobi finds plans for the new Imperial weapon: The Death Star. He leads Luke Skywalker to jo…
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For all questions about the "Arrowverse", or any of its subsequent media. Use this tag for any in-universe questions about any of the media set within the Arrowverse. Always use in conjunction with th…
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For use on questions about the films, television series, and other media based upon the 1984 movie "The Terminator", directed by James Cameron. Use with the specific work tags if relevant, such as [th…
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For questions about the members of the Jedi Order or about the Order as a whole. Always use this tag in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag and any relevant works, e.g. [the-force-awakens] tag.
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For questions about the technology and its usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or serve some purpose. Must be related to an…
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Referring to things that happen "behind the camera", the real-life reasons for how/why a TV/film/book/comic turned out the way it did
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For questions about Ridley Scott's Alien film series and related franchise, including prequels, spin-offs, video games and more. Use with the relevant work tag such as [alien-1979], [prometheus], [ali…
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Soft science fiction is a term for works in the science fiction genre which do not apply a rigourous scientific model for the universe. It can also be used to describe work where the science fiction a…
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For questions about the X-Men cinematic universe, distributed by 20th Century Fox. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and with any relevant film tags, e.g. [x-men-days-of-future-past]
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Fan fiction (or fanfic) is a broadly-defined term for fan labor regarding stories about characters (or simply fictional characters) or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the…
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The DC Extended Universe is a shared universe for DC superhero movies starting with 2013's Man of Steel. Use with the [dc] tag and any related movie or superhero tags
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The "Wheel of Time" series is one of the most popular fantasy series today, started by Robert Jordan and completed from Jordan's notes by Brandon Sanderson.
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For questions about names: of characters, including titles, nicknames, and honorifics; of in-universe locations, e.g. countries or planets; or of objects, e.g. vessels, weapons, etc. Questions can be …
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when asking about the motivation of a character. Character motivation is what motivates characters to behave in a particular way and describes why a particular character does so. It prop…
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A dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian, as characterized in books like Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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For questions about Spider-Man (or any variation) a Marvel superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who first appeared in 1962. Do not use for questions that mention the character or for questio…
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For questions about Marvel's Avengers, a team of superheroes appearing in various comic books, movies, and TV shows. Only use this tag when asking about the team specifically, and not for questions si…
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