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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)

Template:Infobox character and WAFEdit

I am reaching out to your project because your project may have an interest in this discussion: Template talk:Infobox character § Removing parameters regarding WP:WAF. Izno (talk) 16:18, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Della Duck standalone article proposalEdit

I’m reaching out because this impacts a page within the scope of your project:

I've created a standalone Della Duck article draft at Draft:Della Duck. The first AfC submission was declined because there was not yet a discussion or consensus on the Talk:Duck family (Disney) page about whether a Della Duck standalone article is appropriate. If you have time and interest, please join the discussion on that page and help form a consensus on the proposal. Danazar (talk) 00:38, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Create simple infobox for fictional character and way to easily understand if a article is about fictional character.Edit

Their is no way on Wikipedia to create a article for fictional character from TV, Films. How to create article for fictional character? Kundan Ravindra Dhayade (talk) 10:37, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Have you used Template:Infobox character? Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 15:52, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
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