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Tables? Do you mean the infoboxes? You should probably use Wikidata http://wikidata.org/w/api.php and extract the information from there (it will be cleaner), then present it how you prefer. Otherwise, you can sprinkle display: none everywhere on appropriate IDs and classes for the tables in question, but it's going to be an endless chase of unstructured ...
Now you can, with regex search: insource:/\<ref\>http:\/\// (use with care). More information at Help:CirrusSearch.
All Wikia text is available for easy download. You can download the database. You will find links at the end of the statistics page---Special:Statistics. Only the text is included, not the images. The download is in XML format, so you need to be able to import that into something to read it offline.
There are several good options using the MediaWiki web API. With a graphical interface: use VicuñaUploader. Not much to say, basically just install it and enter your wiki URL, directory. The rest will be obvious. From the command line, use pywikibot's upload.py. Something like: for image in $(ls); do ... upload.py -family:wikia -lang:mywiki ...
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