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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.

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Continuity, in this site's context, refers to how continuous two different works in the same franchise are. This usually means consistency, but could relate to other concepts.
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an American animated television set 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Always use in conjunction with t…
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A 1984 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. An artificial intelligence losing a brutal war with humanity makes a last ditch effort to win by sending an assassin to the past to prevent the birth of the…
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Refers to musical themes, cues, or scores present in works of science fiction. Usually used in relation to film or tv series.
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a sci-fi drama TV series. It follows a small FBI team as they investigate crimes that involve "fringe-science" and advanced technology.
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one of several primary characters in the Star Wars series. He is the archetype mentor figure, bringing Luke Skywalker to the action in the first film and guiding Luke in the subseque…
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Questions about the physics of a fictional universe. Questions purely concerning real-world physics are off-topic.
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Questions asking for identification of a science fiction or fantasy object. Please include an image of the object, or a link to the object, with the question
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should be used when asking about J. K. Rowling's motivations, philosophies, and comments on her works. She is a famous fantasy author, best known for her Harry Potter series. For questions ab…
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a franchise spanning film, television, novels and comics. The titular character, Buffy Summers, is chosen to be the Slayer. The Prophecy of the Slayer states, "Into every g…
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For questions about the film Interstellar, a 2014 film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. This tag is not to be used for travel between ga…
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Refers to the transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. Also known as mind reading.
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the primary antagonist of the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Episodes VII - IX). Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Always use in co…
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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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persons without magical ability born outside of the magical community.Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags.
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For questions about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Use exclusively on questions specifically about the the Guardians fictional super hero team created by Marvel Comics, note for use on all versions…
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For questions about the DC Comics superhero "The Flash", a speedster superhero that spans different DC Comic universes and timelines. Always use in conjunction with the [dc] tag and add the relevant …
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For questions about the DC superhero alias of a number of comic book, animated, and movie characters. Their powers comes from a ring and lantern. The first Green Lantern was in a comic book written in…
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a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, often after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bi…
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twenty magical rings in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, most notably the One Ring which also has its own tag. Always use in conjunction with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag and t…
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Time And Relative Dimensions In Space - The TARDIS is a time machine and spacecraft in the science fiction television show Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs, often noted for its interior being s…
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grown from a tissue sample taken from another person. Sometimes, many clones are made, while a lot of situations only see one new clone. In some cases, cloning is combined with r…
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Vulcan usually refers to a humanoid race in Star Trek (or to their home planet of the same name). Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.
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for questions specifically involving (usually non-robotic) computers in a science-fiction work. Use the AI tag for artificial intelligence-themed questions.
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stock characters with superhuman abilities(called "superpowers"), dedicated to protecting the public. They are popular tropes in comics and other works derived from them.
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the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise and features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series, portrayed by a new cast. It was directed by J. J. …
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Robert A. Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of the genre.
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The first installment of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, detailing the history of the One Ring and beginning the journey of Frodo and the titular Fellowship. It became the first part of an un…
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an American space western television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows th…
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An element introduced into a story, film, play etc. to advance the plot.
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For questions about the 2012 film The Avengers, also known as Marvels Avengers Assemble. This film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and questions about it should also be tagged [marvel-cinema…
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For questions about the TV series "Stargate Atlantis" that ran from 2004 to 2009. Always use in conjunction with the [stargate] tag.
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Animals in science fiction and fantasy works have vital roles in many plots, including protagonists, antagonists, plot motivators and wise mentors.
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a major US media company best known for its in-house animation, most notably the iconic Mickey Mouse. Disney also owns several media properties, including Marvel, Pixar Stud…
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a series of books by Brandon Sanderson, with a unique system of magic based on metal. The books detail the protagonists' struggles against the Lord Ruler and the Final Empire and their sub…
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for questions about engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict, including about military structure, strategy, and particular battles.