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Use this template if you are making an reference to a series that has an article on this wiki and if applicable, the chapter or episode. The first parameter is the Short Name of the series, although you may use full title of the page if you do not know it (see below). The optional second parameter is the chapter or episode number. For example if the event described in a paragraph happened in episode 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam type {{ref|MSG|1}} and the following appears: [1]

"Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 1 Gundam Rising" is added to the bottom of the page, linking you to the series' and episode's article. The name attribute in the reference tag is the same as the shortname of the series with the chapter or episode number. The name attribute of {{ref|Mobile Suit Gundam|1}} will be "MSG1".

If two works have the same English Title (e.g. an anime adaptation of a manga or vice versa) but practically different page names, both will display their English Titles properly and link to the correct article, assuming their Short Name properties are different.

Type {{ref|MSG-O|1}} {{ref|MSG ORIGIN|1}} and the following appears: Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Try using a descriptive title. [2]

Both begin with Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin but link to the manga and its first chapter, and the OVA and its first episode, respectively.

If the concept of chapters or episodes is not applicable to the work, then leave the second parameter blank and it will just link to the series. Typing {{ref|GSD FP}} and the following appears:


"Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future" is added to the bottom of page, linking you to the television special's article.

If episodes of a series are referred to by a different terminology, it will display properly. {{ref|SEED|01}} causes the following to appear. [4]

"Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Phase 01, False Peace" is added to the bottom of the page, because the term for "Episode" in that television series is "Phase".

You may use the same reference multiple times:

  • {{ref|MSG|2}} returns [5]
  • {{ref|MSG|2}} returns [5]
  • {{ref|Mobile Suit Gundam|2}} returns [5] which demonstrates that you can also use the full page title as the first parameter if you do not know the Short Name property of the page.

Series and Corresponding Short Names

 Short Name
10 MINUTES WAR U.C. 0079
30th Gundam Perfect Mission
Advance of Zeta Mace of Judgment
Advance of Zeta Re-Boot: Gundam Inle - Black Rabbit Had a Dream
Advance of Zeta The Traitor to Destiny Extra Compilation: Mace of JudgmentAoZ: TtD-MoJ
Advance of Zeta: Blue Wings of the AEUGAoZ: TtD-BW
Advance of Zeta: The Flag of TitansAoZ: FoT
Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to DestinyAoZ: TtD (M)
Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to DestinyAoZ: TtD
After War Gundam X
After War Gundam XAWGX
After War Gundam X Hyper GuideHyper Guide
After War Gundam X NEXT PROLOGUE
After War Gundam X: Newtype Warrior Jamil NeateAWGX: NWJN
After War Gundam X: Under the MoonlightAWGX: UTM
All That Gundam
Anaheim Laboratory Log
Apartment of Gundam
BB Senshi Sangokuden
BB Senshi Sangokuden: Brave Battle Warriors
Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam SEED
Big Zam (SDGF)
Black Knight Banshee
CAPG-78 Captain Gundam
Char Aznable Biography - Locus of Red Comet
Char's Counterattack Mobile Suit VariationsCCA-MSV
Char's Daily Life
Cho-Senshi Gundam Boy
Crystal Phoenix
Dark Emperor
Developers: Mobile Suit Gundam Before One Year War
Devil Dragon Blade Zero Gundam
Doozy Bots
Dynasty Warriors GundamDWG
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2DWG2
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3DWG3
Dynasty Warriors Gundam RebornDWG Reborn
Encyclopedia of Gundam Wing
Enhanced Human Tale: Another Z Gundam Story
Enhanced Human Tale: MAD WANG 1160
For the Barrel
Fukuchi Mobile Suit StationFMSS
Full Armor Knight Unicorn Gundam
Fusion Clashes: Gundam Battle-RaveBattle-Rave
G-Saviour Sound Cinema
... further results


  1. Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 1, Gundam Rising
  2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Episode 1, Blue-Eyed Casval
  3. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future
  4. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Phase 01, False Peace
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 2, Destroy Gundam!

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