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.
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Without any parameters this redirect category (rcat) template sorts pages to Category:Fictional character redirects to lists, a subcategory of Category:Redirects to list entries. However, an optional parameter may be used to supply the name of the fictional work that includes the character. That will sort the redirect into a category for that work. For example, {{R from fictional character|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 of the character redirect will be used as the sort key in categories.

Please note that the first time the fictional-work-specific subcategory is used, that category should itself be created and made a subcategory of Category:Fictional character redirects to lists. If the work-specific category appears as a red link on the redirect page, then this step needs to be performed. At the top of the new category's edit screen include {{Redirect category}} to identify the category as a redirect category. To do this, just add the following code to the new work-specific category's edit page:

{{Redirect category|from=''(series name)'' episodes|template=R from fictional character|parameters=(series name}}

[[Category:Fictional character redirects to lists]]

Replace "(series name)" in two places inside {{Redirect template}} with the name of the TV series. 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 from fictional character}}
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, along with their parameters, to a redirect.
  • Use this rcat on any mainspace redirect to a list in which the subject is an entry:
    • 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 {{R to section}}.


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from fictional characters are considered unprintworthy; however, there are many others that are 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 fictional character|printworthy}}
{{Redr|from fictional character|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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