Halopedia:Acronyms

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki

For the sake of brevity, Halopedia makes use of acronyms in its wikitext in a number of templates and in filenames. This helps to make it quicker to edit pages without significantly impacting readability of the wikitext, and also helps with organisation in some cases.

Usage[edit]

File names[edit]

When uploading files, their filenames should always be prefixed with one of these acronyms, usually relating to the source of the image. For instance, if you were uploading an image taken in Halo 5: Guardians, you would prefix its filename with "H5G". This helps with organisation, and also makes it easier to search for images - if you know that you're looking for an image from a particular piece of media, you can search for it using its prefix.

Additionally, images intended for official use on the wiki - for instance logos - will be prefixed with the acronym "HP", meaning Halopedia. This acronym is reserved for use by Halopedia, and other pieces of media sharing the acronym, for instance Halo: Primordium, are assigned different ones.

Templates[edit]

A number of templates support passing acronyms as arguments, including a number of reference templates.

Furthermore, when writing templates, there exist a number of templates to simplify interacting with these acronyms. These are documented here.

Acronyms[edit]

Official and reserved[edit]

These acronyms are reserved for use by Halopedia itself, and will never be used for a piece of Halo media, even if one exists with the same initials.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
HP - Halopedia, the Halo wiki Halopedia Halopedia Halopedia:About

Video games[edit]

These acronyms correspond to video games.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
CE CEX, HCE, HCEX, H1, H1C, H1X Halo: Combat Evolved Halo: Combat Evolved Halo: CE Halo: Combat Evolved
HPC PC Halo: Combat Evolved for PC Halo: Combat Evolved for PC Halo: CE for PC Halo: Combat Evolved (PC port)
CuEd - Halo Custom Edition Halo Custom Edition Halo Custom Edition Halo Custom Edition
H2 H2C, H2X Halo 2 Halo 2 Halo 2 Halo 2
H2V H2PC Halo 2 for Windows Vista Halo 2 for Windows Vista Halo 2 Vista Halo 2 (Windows Vista)
H2MMP - Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack Halo 2 MP Map Pack Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
H3 - Halo 3 Halo 3 Halo 3 Halo 3
HW - Halo Wars Halo Wars Halo Wars Halo Wars
ODST H3ODST, H3R Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST
H3M - Halo 3: Mythic Halo 3: Mythic Halo 3: Mythic Halo 3: Mythic
HR - Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach
CEA HA, H1A, HCEA Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Halo: CEA Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
H4KotH KotH Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew Halo 4: King of the Hill Halo 4: KotH Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew
H4 - Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4
SA HSA Halo: Spartan Assault Halo: Spartan Assault Halo: Spartan Assault Halo: Spartan Assault
MCC HMCC, TMCC, HTMCC Halo: The Master Chief Collection Halo: The Master Chief Collection Halo: MCC Halo: The Master Chief Collection
H2A - Halo 2: Anniversary Halo 2: Anniversary Halo 2: Anniversary Halo 2: Anniversary
SS HSS Halo: Spartan Strike Halo: Spartan Strike Halo: Spartan Strike Halo: Spartan Strike
H5G H5 Halo 5: Guardians Halo 5: Guardians Halo 5 Halo 5: Guardians
HO - Halo Online Halo Online Halo Online Halo Online
H5F - Halo 5: Forge Halo 5: Forge Halo 5: Forge Halo 5: Forge
HWDE - Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Halo Wars: DE Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
HW2 - Halo Wars 2 Halo Wars 2 Halo Wars 2 Halo Wars 2
HRec - Halo Recruit Halo Recruit Halo Recruit Halo Recruit
FTR HFR, HFTR Halo: Fireteam Raven Halo: Fireteam Raven Halo: Fireteam Raven Halo: Fireteam Raven
HI HInf Halo Infinite Halo Infinite Halo Infinite Halo Infinite
NHM - Marathon Marathon Marathon Marathon#Marathon
NHM2D - Marathon 2: Durandal Marathon 2: Durandal Marathon 2: Durandal Marathon#Marathon 2: Durandal
NHMI - Marathon Infinity Marathon Infinity Marathon Infinity Marathon#Marathon Infinity
NHDoA4 - Dead of Alive 4 Dead or Alive 4 Dead or Alive 4 Wikipedia:Dead or Alive 4
NHFa2 - Fable II Fable II Fable II Wikipedia:Fable II
NHMC - Minecraft Minecraft Minecraft Wikipedia:Minecraft
NHKI - Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Wikipedia:Killer Instinct (2013 video game)
NHSBR - Super Bomberman R Super Bomberman R Super Bomberman R Wikipedia:Super Bomberman R
NHG5 - Gears 5 Gears 5 Gears 5 Wikipedia:Gears 5
NHFM4 - Forza Motorsport 4 Forza Motorsport 4 Forza 4 Wikipedia:Forza Motorsport 4
NHFH3 - Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 Wikipedia:Forza Horizon 3
NHFH4 - Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4 Wikipedia:Forza Horizon 4

Novels[edit]

These acronyms correspond to novels.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
TFoR HTFoR Halo: The Fall of Reach Halo: The Fall of Reach Halo: The Fall of Reach Halo: The Fall of Reach
TF HTF Halo: The Flood Halo: The Flood Halo: The Flood Halo: The Flood
FS HFS Halo: First Strike Halo: First Strike Halo: First Strike Halo: First Strike
GoO HGoO Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
CH HCH Halo: Contact Harvest Halo: Contact Harvest Halo: Contact Harvest Halo: Contact Harvest
TCP HTCP Halo: The Cole Protocol Halo: The Cole Protocol Halo: The Cole Protocol Halo: The Cole Protocol
Evo HEvo Halo: Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo Universe Halo: Evolutions Halo: Evolutions Halo: Evolutions
Cry HCry Halo: Cryptum Halo: Cryptum Halo: Cryptum Halo: Cryptum
Gla HGla Halo: Glasslands Halo: Glasslands Halo: Glasslands Halo: Glasslands
Pri HPri Halo: Primordium Halo: Primordium Halo: Primordium Halo: Primordium
TTW HTTW Halo: The Thursday War Halo: The Thursday War Halo: The Thursday War Halo: The Thursday War
Sil HSil Halo: Silentium Halo: Silentium Halo: Silentium Halo: Silentium
MorDi HMorDi Halo: Mortal Dictata Halo: Mortal Dictata Halo: Mortal Dictata Halo: Mortal Dictata
BC HBC Halo: Broken Circle Halo: Broken Circle Halo: Broken Circle Halo: Broken Circle
NB HNB Halo: New Blood Halo: New Blood Halo: New Blood Halo: New Blood
HitD HHitD Halo: Hunters in the Dark Halo: Hunters in the Dark Halo: Hunters in the Dark Halo: Hunters in the Dark
ST HST Halo: Saint's Testimony Halo: Saint's Testimony Halo: Saint's Testimony Halo: Saint's Testimony
LL HLL Halo: Last Light Halo: Last Light Halo: Last Light Halo: Last Light
SoI HSoI Halo: Shadow of Intent Halo: Shadow of Intent Halo: Shadow of Intent Halo: Shadow of Intent
Fra HFra Halo: Fractures – Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon Halo: Fractures Halo: Fractures Halo: Fractures
SaS HSaS Halo: Smoke and Shadow Halo: Smoke and Shadow Halo: Smoke and Shadow Halo: Smoke and Shadow
Env HEnv Halo: Envoy Halo: Envoy Halo: Envoy Halo: Envoy
Ret HRet Halo: Retribution Halo: Retribution Halo: Retribution Halo: Retribution
LoO HLoO Halo: Legacy of Onyx Halo: Legacy of Onyx Halo: Legacy of Onyx Halo: Legacy of Onyx
BadB HBadB Halo: Bad Blood Halo: Bad Blood Halo: Bad Blood Halo: Bad Blood
SiSto HSiSto Halo: Silent Storm – A Master Chief Story Halo: Silent Storm Halo: Silent Storm Halo: Silent Storm
BatB HBatB Halo: Battle Born Halo: Battle Born Halo: Battle Born Halo: Battle Born
Ren HRen Halo: Renegades Halo: Renegades Halo: Renegades Halo: Renegades
Oblv HOblv Halo: Oblivion – A Master Chief Story Halo: Oblivion Halo: Oblivion Halo: Oblivion
MerDi HMerDi Halo: Battle Born – Meridian Divide Halo: Meridian Divide Halo: Meridian Divide Halo: Meridian Divide
SoR HSoR Halo: Shadows of Reach – A Master Chief Story Halo: Shadows of Reach Halo: Shadows of Reach Halo: Shadows of Reach
PoL HPoL Halo: Point of Light Halo: Point of Light Halo: Point of Light Halo: Point of Light
DW HDW Halo: Divine Wind Halo: Divine Wind Halo: Divine Wind Halo: Divine Wind

Comics and graphic novels[edit]

These acronyms correspond to comics and graphic novels.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
HGN - Halo Graphic Novel Halo Graphic Novel Halo Graphic Novel Halo Graphic Novel
HU - Halo: Uprising Halo: Uprising Halo: Uprising Halo: Uprising
H3CoL H3TCoL Halo 3: The Cradle of Life Halo 3: The Cradle of Life Halo 3: The Cradle of Life Halo 3: The Cradle of Life
HWG - Halo Wars: Genesis Halo Wars: Genesis Halo Wars: Genesis Halo Wars: Genesis
HHj - Halo: Helljumper Halo: Helljumper Halo: Helljumper Halo: Helljumper
HBL - Halo: Blood Line Halo: Blood Line Halo: Blood Line Halo: Blood Line
FoR HFoR Halo: Fall of Reach Halo: Fall of Reach Halo: Fall of Reach Halo: Fall of Reach
FoRBC HFoRBC Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp
FoRCov HFoRCov Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant
FoRInv HFoRInv Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion
HInit - Halo: Initiation Halo: Initiation Halo: Initiation Halo: Initiation
HE HEsc Halo: Escalation Halo: Escalation Halo: Escalation Halo: Escalation
TFS HTFS, TFSS, HTFSS Halo: Tales from Slipspace Halo: Tales from Slipspace Halo: Tales from Slipspace Halo: Tales from Slipspace
RoA HRoA Halo: Rise of Atriox Halo: Rise of Atriox Halo: Rise of Atriox Halo: Rise of Atriox
HCD - Halo: Collateral Damage – A Master Chief Story Halo: Collateral Damage Halo: Collateral Damage Halo: Collateral Damage
HLW - Halo: Lone Wolf Halo: Lone Wolf Halo: Lone Wolf Halo: Lone Wolf

Art books[edit]

These acronyms correspond to art books.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
AoH - The Art of Halo: Creating a Virtual World The Art of Halo The Art of Halo The Art of Halo: Creating a Virtual World
AoH3 - The Art of Halo 3 The Art of Halo 3 The Art of Halo 3 The Art of Halo 3
AoBW - Halo: The Great Journey – The Art of Building Worlds Halo: The Art of Building Worlds Halo: The Art of Building Worlds Halo: The Great Journey - The Art of Building Worlds
AoH4 AAoH4 Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 The Art of Halo 4 Awakening: The Art of Halo 4
AoH5G AoH5 The Art of Halo 5: Guardians The Art of Halo 5: Guardians The Art of Halo 5 The Art of Halo 5: Guardians
AoHI - The Art of Halo Infinite The Art of Halo Infinite The Art of Halo Infinite The Art of Halo Infinite

Reference books[edit]

These acronyms correspond to reference books.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
Enc HEnc Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe Halo Encyclopedia Halo Encyclopedia Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe
EVG HEVG Halo: The Essential Visual Guide Halo: The Essential Visual Guide Halo: The Essential Visual Guide Halo: The Essential Visual Guide
H4EVG - Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide
HM Myth, HMyth, Mythos Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo Halo Mythos Halo Mythos Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo
HWF - Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo Halo: Warfleet Halo: Warfleet Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo
OSFM HOSFM Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual

Films and TV[edit]

These acronyms correspond to films, motion pictures and TV shows.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
HLa - Halo: Landfall Halo: Landfall Halo: Landfall Halo: Landfall
HAR - Halo: Arms Race Halo: Arms Race Halo: Arms Race Halo: Arms Race
HCom - Halo: Combat Halo: Combat Halo: Combat Halo: Combat
HLOS - Halo: Last One Standing Halo: Last One Standing Halo: Last One Standing Halo: Last One Standing
HLeg - Halo Legends Halo Legends Halo Legends Halo Legends
EvoMC HEvoMC Halo: Evolutions – Motion Comics Halo: Evolutions – Motion Comics Halo: Evolutions motion comics Halo: Evolutions (motion comics)
H4FuD FuD Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
HN NF, HNF Halo: Nightfall Halo: Nightfall Halo: Nightfall Halo: Nightfall
TFoRAS - Halo: The Fall of Reach – The Animated Series Halo: The Fall of Reach – The Animated Series Halo: The Fall of Reach Animated Series Halo: The Fall of Reach - The Animated Series
TV - Halo: The Television Series Halo: The Television Series Halo: The TV Series Halo: The Television Series

Tabletop and board games[edit]

These acronyms correspond to board games and other tabletop games.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
HISG ISG Halo Interactive Strategy Game Halo Interactive Strategy Game Halo Interactive Strategy Game Halo Interactive Strategy Game
HFB FB Halo: Fleet Battles Halo: Fleet Battles Halo: Fleet Battles Halo: Fleet Battles
HGC GC Halo: Ground Command Halo: Ground Command Halo: Ground Command Halo: Ground Command

Marketing and ARGs[edit]

These acronyms correspond to marketing materials and alternate reality games.

Primary acronym Secondary acronyms Long title Short title Shortest title Associated article
ILB - i love bees i love bees i love bees I love bees
IRIS - Iris Iris Iris Iris
Bel H3Bel Believe Believe Believe Believe
Sec3 - Section 3 Section 3 Section 3 Section 3 ARG
HtT - HUNTtheTRUTH HUNTtheTRUTH HUNTtheTRUTH Hunt the Truth
HtS - Hunt the Signal Hunt the Signal Hunt the Signal Hunt the Signal

Merchandise[edit]

These acronyms correspond to with Halo merchandise. This acronym is unique as in for files its required to put a sub acronym to account for who made the toy.

Primary acronym What is tied too
Merch-MEGA MEGA Brands
Merch-Joyride Joyride Studios
Merch-McFarlane McFarlane Toys
Merch-Jasman Jasman Toys
Merch-BoomCo BOOMco
Merch-Nerf Nerf
Merch-Misc Miscellaneous merchandisce