I've been adding some missing "franchise tags" lately, and I've stumbled upon the Tron related tags, namely , and . The tag wiki for currently reads:

A 1982 science fiction film about a computer programmer, Kevin Flynn, who is transported into a virtual world. In this virtual world, called the Grid, Flynn meets computer programs such as the eponymous Tron. The film spawned a franchise consisting of two films, an animated TV series, and multiple games.

Hence, the tag currently covers both the original movie and the whole franchise, which seems a bit off, given the way we usually use franchise tags.

Does the Tron universe warrant its own franchise tag?

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There are currently:

Keeping the for all these seems too much. I propose:

This way, not everything is mixed up, and in case the powers that be ever dig Tron: Ascension's script out of whatever hole they buried it in, we'll already have the franchise tag that goes with it.

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    Given that "Tron" is a character in the universe, isn't the whole deal now that there should either be a movie tag or a franchise tag, possibly separate from the character tag?
    – phantom42
    Dec 11, 2018 at 14:08
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    @phantom42 I think we don't need a character tag, upon reading [Tron] one probably thinks of the universe first?
    – Jenayah
    Dec 11, 2018 at 14:56
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    what of "harry-potter" @phantom42?
    – NKCampbell
    Dec 11, 2018 at 21:09
  • To clarify here do you mean get rid of [tron] completely and replace it with [tron-1982] and [tron-franchise]? If that is the case surely having [tron] and [tron-1982] would be a better approach.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Dec 18, 2018 at 13:48
  • @TheLethalCarrot I like the [thing-franchise] + [originalMovieName-date] like it's done with Alien for instance. The problem with [tron] is that it wouldn't sound "franchisey" enough, to me at least.
    – Jenayah
    Dec 18, 2018 at 17:36
  • @Jenayah The general use I’ve seen is to shy away from -franchise suffixes or if using them use the movie name as the movie name without the year suffix. It seems to me like the proposal is mixing both styles.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Dec 18, 2018 at 17:56
  • @TheLethalCarrot that's what I think is the less ambiguous, but to each his own. Tell that to [alien-franchise], [predator-series], [the-terminator-series], [riddick-franchise], [highlander-franchise] and friends :)
    – Jenayah
    Dec 18, 2018 at 17:58

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