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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.

Albus Dumbledore, a powerful wizard, is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a major character in the Harry Potter series. Use this tag for questions about the character, …
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Questions about languages, whether alien, fantasy, or human. Always use in conjunction with the specific work tag the language appears in. If a more specific tag exists use that instead, for example, …
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For questions about "The Borg", a fictional pseudo-race of cybernetic organisms depicted in the Star Trek universe, first encountered when Q brings the Enterprise to meet them in 2365. Use this tag wi…
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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 character "Darth Vader", the primary antagonist in the original Star Wars films. Only use for questions about the character himself and not for those that simply mention him. A…
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The Sith Order was a sect of Force-sensitives who used the dark side of the Force. In the Star Wars films, the Sith are the primary antagonists, in opposition to the Jedi Order (Episodes I, II and III…
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017, eighth movie produced). The last remnants of Leia's rebellion try to evade the grip of The First Order, while Rey seeks to convince Luke Skywalker to train…
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An energy blade weapon from the Star Wars franchise often wielded like a sword or pike. Use this tag for questions about the properties of lightsabers, how they are constructed, etc. Do not use for qu…
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For questions about the Marvel character Thor. Only use when asking about the character not for those that simply mention him. Use this tag together with [marvel]. If asking about the comics use with …
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Star Trek: Discovery (2017 - current) is a show set before the events of The Original Series in the Prime (non-Abrams) universe. It follows the crew of the USS Discovery and events such as the start o…
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) describes the events just before A New Hope (Episode IV) that provided The Rebellion with the Death Star plans. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag a…
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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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A broad term covering the abilities of superheroes (such as Superman or Spider-Man), mutants (X-Men or telepaths), and magical users (witches and wizards). Can be arrived at in a number of ways - natu…
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2013, and 2020, falls between Episodes II and III) Comprises a feature film and subsequent animated television series. Depicts the events of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skyw…
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For questions about the Marvel character Captain America. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag. Also use with [comics] if asking about the comics and [marvel-cinematic-universe] if asking a…
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For questions about Artificial intelligence (AI) in science fiction. AI is the ability of constructed devices to think and/or feel for themselves. In science fiction, stories focus on the perils or he…
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Use for questions about vampires, beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures, usually by drinking their blood. Use either alongside a work tag when asking about vampires in …
For questions about a parallel universe or alternative reality, a hypothetical self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own. A specific group of parallel universes is called a "multiverse…
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for questions about the inspiration behind ideas (names, characters, objects, titles, etc.) in science fiction or fantasy works. Use [influence] for questions about how SF&F works have in…
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For comparing the adaptations of a particular work to each other, or comparing a work's adaptations to the source work. Always use in conjunction with the relevant work tag/s.
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, sixth movie produced). Set about 19 years before the Battle of Yavin (Episode IV) it depicts the fall of the Jedi order and the beginning of the Empir…
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For questions about Iron Man, a Marvel superhero who relies on technology rather than inherent powers. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and add the relevant media tag where appropriate …
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"Avengers: Endgame" (2019) is the fourth Avengers movie, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows the events of "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018). Use this tag in conjunction with [marvel] and …
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For questions about "hard" science fiction, use on [story-identification] questions when the work is hard sci-fi and for questions about hard sci-fi in general.
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Used for questions about the rules of how magic is treated within a specific work or works. Use alongside the relevant work tags. For questions about what a spell does, or magic being a plot element o…
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For questions about Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord in the Star Wars universe. In the guise of his alter ego, Supreme Chancellor (later Emperor) Sheev Palpatine, Darth Sidious gained leadership of the Gala…
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to refer to the "Fantastic Beasts" series. For questions about the 2016 film use the [fantastic-beasts-where-to-find-them] tag. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and a…
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Questions about whether a particular work is considered to be official within a fictional universe. DO NOT USE this tag to signify you want answers to your question to be based on (some level of) can…
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An animated science-fiction TV series [1999-2003, continued 2010-2013], showing the adventures of a 20th century man (Philip J. Fry) woken from a cryogenic sleep into a retro-futuristic 31st century, …
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Dragons are mythical beasts. Dragonlore varies from culture to culture and from tale to tale. If asking about dragons in a specific work always use alongside the work tag. Do not use if the question s…
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For questions about the zombie apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" as a whole including the TV series, novels, comics and games. For questions about the prequel series see [fear-the-walking-dead].
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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983, third movie produced) After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke Skywalk…
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The Cosmere is the name for a shared setting for a number of fantasy novels written by Brandon Sanderson, including the Elantris, Mistborn and Stormlight Archive novels. Use this tag when discussing a…
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A magical effect or influence induced by an incantation or formula. Spells appear often in Fantasy literature and RPGs usually employed by Merlin-esque wizards. Use alongside the work tag if asking ab…
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For questions about "Babylon 5", a 5 season television series developed by J. Michael Straczynski. Primarily, it's the story of the 5th Babylon space station, built by the Earth Alliance as a meeting …
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For questions about Isaac Asimov, an author of science fiction and popular science. His Robot series introduced the Three Laws of Robotics; he also wrote the Foundation series.
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