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Move discussion in progressEdit

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Cutty-sark (witch)#Requested move 1 July 2019, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Sangdeboeuf (talk) 21:07, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

confusion of Marvel characters Nebula and NovaEdit

Please see Talk:Nebula (comics)#Nova? Nebula?. These two names seem to be confused in one paragraph. --Thnidu (talk) 21:37, 19 July 2019 (UTC)


Is it fair to assume (in broad strokes) that a character in a film or television is the same ethnicity as the actor who playes them? I'm asking mostly for categorization.★Trekker (talk) 16:58, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

  • No, that would be silly. The character and the actor are not to be confused. How tall is Dr. Who? Is M from James Bond male or female? We take what the creator says about the character, and would mention ethnicity only in the very few instances where it has been deemed by the author to be relevant. Captainllama (talk) 00:10, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
I said "in broad strokes". It's not remotly silly to assume that a character played by a black actor is, you know, black.★Trekker (talk) 10:25, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
"It's not remotly silly to assume that a character played by a black actor is, you know, black"
With respect, it absolutely is silly to assume that. We are told what we need to know about a character so there is no need to make assumptions. Why do so? Characters are created, actors play characters. They are not the same thing and to conflate the two is always folly. Actors play across type all the time. Do we assume the character is bald, gay, and lives in Paris just because that describes the actor? Of course not.
Sometimes it matters. Virgil Tibbs is black, Charlie Chan is Asian, To Kill a Mockingbird would make no sense if Tom Robinson's race wasn't mentioned. But is Jean-Luc Picard a white starship captain? Is it useful to categorise him as such? Is Felix Leiter a black friend of James Bond? How about Achilles?
No, stick with what we are explicitly told, extrapolating from the actor and assuming to apply it to the character is original research, however broadly you stroke it.
Captainllama (talk) 17:23, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Rose Tico "Portrayed by" and "Voiced by" infobox fieldsEdit

Seeking opinions for a WP:CONSENSUS at this discussion at the Rose Tico page, which I've recently expanded and nominated for GA. The issue at hand is whether the actress' name is needed in the "Voiced by" field of the character infobox in addition to the "Portrayed by" field. This is a live-action performance so the "Voiced by" field was not originally filled in, but an IP user keeps re-adding it. — Hunter Kahn 12:03, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

List of Wheel of Time charactersEdit

This project is mentioend on Talk:List of Wheel of Time characters . So I ask my question here: how come major characters of the The Wheel of Time are all redirected to this page which is just a list of uninformative minimal descriptions? Characters like Rand al'Thor, Matrim Cauthon, Perrin Aybara and probably a handful of others deserve their own page.

Apprantly these characters used to have their own page, but those pages are deleted. Are the deletion and the redirect done as part of this project? Is there a log of the discussion that led to the deltion avaliable somewhere? If not, what is the best way to change the situation? Hg03u (talk) 21:33, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

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