need character search

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Character search is needed in the following ways:
1) Within Name search, so we get all the Actors who performed the character
2) Within Advanced Title Search, so we get all the Titles that include the character
3) Within Filmography, Refine by Character.
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Posted 4 months ago

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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I strongly support bderoes's idea. This capability would be extremely helpful in creating polls based on characters. I voted for this idea and recommend that all poll authors likewise do so.
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For instance in Star Wars when characters are all wierded up and maybe you don’t know the name of the characters you can see pictures of them in makeup so you can actually figure out who was who
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and You added  a comment here ? ?

Updates to Characters
Today we are modifying the display of Characters across IMDb.
 After in-depth discussion and examination,
we have decided to simplify the display of Characters on IMDb,
focusing our on-going efforts towards title specific character details.
While in concept, we love the idea of character data spanning across all titles,
in practice we do not feel our past experience lived up to expectations.
The majority of our previous character pages were dead ends...

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Posted 3 years ago (November 14 2017)
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The problem with this idea is that it will not separate the character by continuity. Spider-Man has been played by many actors and has appeared in many titles, but they are not all the same character. Toby Maguire's Spider-Man is not Tom Holland's Spider-Man. Into the Spider Verse has many actors who voiced many Spider-Man characters, but they are not the same Spider-Man either.

I would not want the characters from the last two awful Dukes of Hazzard films in any list for the characters from the original Dukes of Hazzard. I don't want to see the characters from the awful 21 Jump Street films listed with the characters from the 21 Jump Street television series either.

I want character pages back so that continuities can be maintained for each character who appeared in two or more separate movies or series. Also, sometimes a full character name isn't used in the credits of a movie or series for a character from another movie or series. For example, the character Cheyenne Bodie from Cheyenne is credited as only Cheyenne in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. So searching for this specific character would require several searches to find all of the works where he appeared.