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In wiki technical jargon, "namespace" means a section of the Wiki's organizational structure. It should become obvious enough when reading the URL of the current page you're on what namespace you're currently in. For example, the URL of this page is It is located in the Administrivia namespace.

Tropes belong in the Main namespace. Because Main is the default namespace, you don't have to do anything special when writing Wiki Words to link to them.


To link to pages in another namespace, format them like this:


or for single-word titles:

Namespace/{{Title}} e.g. Avatar.

The Article Count page lists the currently-used namespaces and how many pages are in each. The Namespace Index shows which pages use a particular namespace (enter the namespace after the = sign). Moderators can set some namespace specific functions on Namespace Config; regular tropers can see the settings. What follows is a general breakdown.

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    Media Namespaces 
In a perfect world, every work on TV Tropes would be in its corresponding namespace. But in the words of Fast Eddie: "If we had had more forethought, that's the way we would have started five years ago."

We're relying on incremental change to migrate works to namespaces for their respective Media Categories: live action TV series to the Series namespace, comicbooks to Comic Book, movies to Film, etc. You can help by moving a works article you happen to come across that is in the wrong place. (See How to Move a Page for step-by-step instructions.)

The media namespaces currently used include:

  • Advertising/
  • Animation/ (A catch-all for animation that doesn't fit in Anime/, WebAnimation/, or WesternAnimation/.)
  • Anime/ (For both films and series; if a work is Anime First, or the anime is distinct enough from the original source that it can get a separate page — e.g., Excel Saga — it belongs here.)
  • ARG/
  • Art/ (Works of classical arts.)
  • AudioPlay/ (A catch-all for dramatic audio works that don't fit under Radio/ or Podcast/.)
  • Blog/
  • ComicBook/
  • ComicStrip/
  • Creator/ (A catch-all for actors, writers, directors, artists, networks, studios, distributors, companies, videogame publishers and developers, etc. Works pages for musicians or musical groups should be in Music/; Wrestlers' personas go under Wrestling/; Let's Players go under LetsPlay/. Also, it is only pages under this namespace that should be marked as a Creator-type page. Everything else — including Music/, Wrestling/, and LetsPlay/ — should be marked as Work-type pages.)
  • Fanfic/ (For fan fictions in literary format; other kind of fan works go in the specific format of their medium [Webcomic/, Machinima/, etc.])
  • Film/ (For live-action films; animated films go in WesternAnimation/, Animation/ or Anime/ as appropriate.)
  • Franchise/ (A multimedia hub namespace for series with at least three work pages in different namespaces.)
  • LARP/ (Live-Action Role-Playing games.)
  • LetsPlay/ (Includes both Let's Players and individual LPs.) Specific Cases 
  • LightNovel/
  • Literature/ (Includes eBooks and Web Serial Novels.)
  • Machinima/
  • Magazine/
  • Manga/
  • Manhua/
  • Manhwa/
  • Music/ (For bands, individual artists, music albums, and certain songs/music videos)
  • Myth/ (Mythologies, legends and oral traditions.)
  • Pinball/ (For Physical Pinball Tables and pinball disambiguation pages; pinball video games should go under VideoGame/ instead)
  • Podcast/
  • Radio/
  • Ride/ (Covers both rides and theme parks.)
  • Roleplay/ (Used for online Role Plays. A roleplay must be accessible to the public in order to have a work article, and you cannot trope the players and/or game masters, only their characters.)
  • Script/ (For texts in script format and un-produced movie scripts)
  • Series/ (Used primarily for Live-Action TV, but available for other series that aren't a Franchise.)
  • TabletopGame/
  • Theatre/
  • Toys/
  • VideoGame/
  • VisualNovel/
  • WebAnimation/
  • Webcomic/
  • Website/ (Websites are a mix of works, creators, and distributors. The users and administrators of a website are real people and troping them is prohibited. It should not have an index of works unless the website was involved in the production of the content, in addition to marketing/distribution.)
  • WebOriginal/ (This namespace is mostly deprecated. It's mainly used for memes, which we don't want anymore, as well as holdovers from the infancy of namespaces.)
  • WebVideo/ (Live-action videos originally or only released online. Covers both YouTube videos and web-exclusive series, but does not include those that belong in the LetsPlay/ or WebAnimation/ namespaces. For big-budget series exclusive to streaming services such as Netflix, use Series/ or the appropriate animation namespace instead.)
  • WesternAnimation/ (For both films and series.)
  • Wiki/
  • Wrestling/

    Subpage Namespaces 
These are namespaces whose pages relate to and link directly to a Main or Media page. They contain info about the trope or work that would be too much to fit in the main page and are linked to them by the little icons at the top of the page under the search bar.

    Moments Namespaces 
These are the subset of subpages that list special moments from a certain show.
  • Awesome/ — Awesome Moments: The moments from a show that fans are amazed by.
  • Funny/ — Funny Moments: The moments from a show that cause fans to break out in laughter.
  • Heartwarming/ — Heartwarming Moments: The moments from a show that gives fans warm and fuzzy feelings.
  • NightmareFuel/ — Nightmare Fuel Moments: The moments from a show that gives fans the shivers.
  • Shocking/ — Shocking Moments: The moments from a show that astound the audience.
  • TearJerker/ — Tear Jerking Moments: The moments from a show that causes fans to reach for the tissue box.

    Just For Fun and Other Namespaces 

    Trope and YMMV Namespaces 
A few tropes and YMMVs have grown large enough that they had to be split into several pages with their own namespace. The ones with a percent sign have their own icon on top of the page. Currently they include:

Trope List

And some wiki-specific tropes:

YMMV subsets


Translation namespaces

Partial translations of the wiki into other languages, to varying degrees of completeness. See Home Pages for a list.

Forum threads about namespaces

Of course, namespaces need some maintenance and that is provided by three forum topics: Media namespaces -- a battery of questions when you are not sure in which namespace to put a page, Wick Migration for help in moving wicks between namespaces and Suggesting new namespaces to propose new namespaces.

Alternative Title(s): Media Namespace


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