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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.

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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A trilogy of Batman films conceived and directed by Christopher Nolan between 2005 and 2012. They are Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
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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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The first in a series of science fiction novels by Orson Scott Card as well as a 2013 movie of the same name. A child prodigy is trained nearly from birth to defend mankind from a formidable alien ene…
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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, ninth movie produced) The Sith return to build a new Empire under Darth Sidious, who seeks to make Rey a Sith. Use with the [star-wars] tag.
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For questions about Deadpool, a comic book mercenary and anti-hero created by Marvel Comics. Use this tag to refer to both the comic and movie franchise. For the first movie use [deadpool-2016]. Alway…
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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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For questions about the fictitious in-universe science found in works of speculative fiction. DO NOT USE for questions purely concerning real-world science as they are off-topic.
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Star Wars Rebels is 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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The Walt Disney Company is 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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Tag for general questions about ghosts. Use [ghost-1990] for questions about the 1990 film featuring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Generally, a clone is 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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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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For questions about the character "Obi-Wan Kenobi", one of several primary characters in the Star Wars series. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention him. Use th…
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In Harry Potter, Muggles are persons without magical ability born outside of the magical community. The term is almost always derogatory. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any …
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only on questions specifically about super hero as a concept or idea. DO NOT include this on every question about a specific super hero.
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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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A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is 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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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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Kylo Ren is 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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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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An element introduced into a story, film, play etc. to advance the plot.
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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 anthology book is a collection of short stories or novella-length stories in a single omnibus edition. This tag is typically to be used in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.
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For questions about the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" franchise spanning film, television, novels and comics. The titular character, Buffy Summers, is chosen to be the Slayer.
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Pokémon is a media franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996, focused on the titular creatures.
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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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For questions about the physics of a fictional universe. Questions purely concerning real-world physics are off-topic. Always use in conjunction with the specific work tag in question.
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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 fueled by willpower and lantern. The first Green Lantern was in a c…
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For questions about "Fringe", 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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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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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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For questions about Robert A. Heinlein who was an American science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial au…
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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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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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For questions about "Mistborn", 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 …
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