Is there a database of fictional characters from novels, films, dramas etc., grouped by genre?

The most important entries for me are the name, nationality (real or fictional), title of the novel/film/drama and the genre.

  • I don't think that a data set of fictional characters fall under the open data concept. – Kermit May 10 '13 at 22:41
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    @FreshPrinceOfSO Why not? – Patrick Hoefler May 15 '13 at 23:23
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    This seems like a perfectly valid question to me. Why was it closed? The current FAQ doesn't prescribe what kind of data can be discussed, and the question is very clear. – ldodds May 24 '13 at 9:04
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    Please anyone reopen this question, it is a valid question. My answer would be to use SPARQL to query DBpedia for all children of dbpedia.org/describe/… – Nicolas Raoul Jun 5 '13 at 7:03
  • It might be on topic, but it's way too broad. You'd have to deal with every book, tv show, movie, play, opera, comic book, etc. In English and in every other language. It'd be challenging enough just trying to get a list of all fiction books in English. – Joe Jun 5 '13 at 20:23

As an alternative to using DBpedia as suggested by Nicolas Raoul, Freebase currently has more than 670k fictional character instances in their data base.

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    It's up to 703K instances as of this date, but note that characters are linked to their "fictional universe" not books or films directly since they're often shared by a common setting, you'll need to go one hop further to get the name of the book/movie, etc. – Tom Morris Aug 8 '13 at 3:35

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