Template:R from fictional character

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  • This is a redirect from a fictional character to a related fictional work or list of characters. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this character, a subsection, or a standalone list of characters. For more information, follow the category link above and see the template documentation.
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Without any arguments/parameters, this redirect category (rcat) template automatically sorts pages to Category:Fictional character redirects to lists, a subcategory of Category:Redirects to list entries. However, an optional argument may be supplied to give the name of the fictional work that includes the character; this will sort the character into a category for that work. For example, {{CharR to list entry|The Simpsons}} will place the character redirect into Category:The Simpsons character redirects to lists.

A second optional argument can be provided to set the sorting name for the character in the categories. Without this, the page name will be used as the sort key in categories.

Please note that the first time that the fictional-work-specific subcategory is used, that category should itself be made a sub-category of Category:Fictional character redirects to lists by adding [[Category:Fictional character redirects to lists]] to the work-specific category page. If the work-specific category appears as a red link on the redirection page, this step needs to be performed. Additionally, it is recommended to include {{Redirect category}} to the top of the work-specific category page to identify the category as a redirect category.

Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.


Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R to character list entry}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on any redirect to a list in which the subject is an entry…
  • Use if there is no separate article on the character, and the character is included in a list, either:
    • in an article entitled "List of …", or
    • a section of an article either:
      • titled a list; or
      • containing character entries that are not themselves sections. Also use {{R to anchor}} where appropriate.
  • For a redirect to an article section about the subject use the {{R to section}} rcat instead.


  • Click here for a list of templates that redirect here and that may also be used.


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects to character list entries are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are thought to be printworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Redr|from surname|from alternative name|printworthy}}


{{Redr|from move|from modification|from short name|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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