Permanently protected template

Template:R from fictional character

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add from one to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • 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 bold category link.
Template documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge]


This redirect category (rcat) template is used to categorize redirects from a fictional character to a list of characters, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively. 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)]]

{{Redr|from fictional character}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R from fictional character}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • An optional unnamed parameter may be used to supply the name of the fictional work that includes the character. This will sort the redirect into a more specific category for that work. For example:
{{Redr|from fictional character|p1=The Simpsons}}
{{R from fictional character|The Simpsons}}
both the above populate Category:The Simpsons character redirects to lists.
  • Important note: the very first time that a fictional-work-specific subcategory is named in the first parameter, that category will appear as a red link at the bottom of the redirect page. (If this is not seen or no categories can be seen at the bottom of the page, then be sure preferences are set to see hidden categories!) If the category link is red, it means that the category must be created to correctly sort the fictional character. The category name should be similar to The Simpsons category just seen:
Category:(series name) character redirects to lists
The edit page of the new category should be encoded as follows:
{{Redirect category|from=''(series name)'' fictional characters|template=Redr|parameters=[[Template:R from fictional character|from fictional character]]{{!}}p1=(series name)}}

[[Category:Fictional character redirects to lists]]
Insert the series name in two places, shown in parentheses, inside the {{Redirect category}} template.
  • Place a message on the talk page if assistance is needed.
  • A second optional unnamed parameter may be used to provide a sort key for the fictional character that is redirected. For example:
{{Redr|from fictional character|p1=Star Wars|n1=Antilles, Raymus}}
{{R from fictional character|Star Wars|Antilles, Raymus}}
In Category:Star Wars character redirects to lists, both the above sort the character redirect, "Raymus Antilles", in alphabetical order by "Antilles" ("A") instead of by "Raymus" ("R"). Without the second parameter, the template sort key is either the redirect page name or the DEFAULTSORT, if included.
For more information about the Redr template parameters, |p#= and |n#=, please see the template documentation.
  • Use this rcat on any mainspace redirect from a fictional character to a list in which the character is an entry:
    • if the character is included in and redirected to 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 character, 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.

See also