I noticed Why did Riddick save the pup? was tagged , but this seems to violate the general SFF taxonomy. The full series is called The Chronicles of Riddick, which is also (confusingly) the title of the second film.

I propose making (2) and (1) synonyms of and editing the tag to indicate that this one tag covers the entire series. Burninating the tags wouldn't stop people from creating them in the future.

  • riddick and pitch-black are pretty useless, apparently. 2 questions between them, and one is on hold... yikes.
    – user31178
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 3:53
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    Why not just do this, the-chronicles-of-riddick-2000 and the-chronicles-of-riddick-2004 and the-chronicles-of-riddick-2013 ?
    – KyloRen
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 5:42
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    @KyloRen - But what about the cartoon prequel, the comic series, the novel and the video games?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 6:12
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    The one appropriate name for this question is "The chronicles of [riddick]". Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 6:33
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    We have [Narnia], too, whose full name is The Chronicles of Narnia. You can probably find lots more examples. The SFF tags are a mess; always have been.
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 6:45
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    IMHO a single tag the-chronicles-of-riddick is not a good match for the entire Riddick franchise, since it's the title of one film. People might get confused. So why not simply riddick for an umbrella tag? Oh, wait.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 10:19
  • @Mithrandir I probably should have been clearer. While [riddick] might be simpler (if we were making it today I'd go with that) [the-chronicles-of-riddick] has the most questions of the three tags
    – Machavity
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 12:13
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    [riddick] is also the name of a character and a movie (the third in the franchise).
    – tobiasvl
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 12:42
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    how about [the-pitch-black-world-of-riddick] ;) j/k
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 15:31
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    @nkcampbell The fast and the riddick?
    – Machavity
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 16:25
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    @Machavity - This comment chain has gone from the sublime to the Riddick(ulus)
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 17:31
  • @Valorum Riddikulus! Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 13:27

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No, let's not violate our conventions.

Individual works, unless they're highly integrated such as trilogy or larger works such as Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, get their own tags.

The proper convention for this be to:

The Chronicles of Riddick is the name of the franchise as a whole, but so is Riddick. Since both of these also happen to be names of individual works within the franchise, we add -franchise suffix to remove confusion. We've used that suffix before and it works fine, such as (although -trilogy is more common, such as ).

  • Based on the votes and lack of alternatives, and that this is consistent with policy, I've started the process. riddick-2013 and riddick-franchise are created, and the two riddick questions are fixed. Chronicles will come over time... like a chronicle.
    – user31178
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 1:39

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