Special:UnusedCategories is flooded by tons of soft-redirected categories. But purpose of this special page was to show real unused categories, not all unused ”aliases” aka redirecting categories. It's necessary to define a special magic word which can be placed in ”Template:Category redirect” and will prevent categories containing it from showing up in Special:UnusedCategories. Such a thing is really necessary, because some wikipedias have over 15,000 redirected categories.
A similar technology is used for Special:DisambiguationPages where are listed all pages which contains the tag __DISAMBIG__.