Halopedia:Layout Guide/Character

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This subpage provides guidance on articles covering "characters". For quick examples, refer to John-117 and Thel 'Vadam.

General[edit]

At the start of the article, the relevant infobox should be added along with relevant fields filled in. The introductory paragraph should include the character's full name. A brief background overview of the character should be included as well, though it is not necessary to list out events/details/tidbits the character is known for.

Relevant template(s)

Layout[edit]

Canon-specific[edit]

The following is a list of relevant sections that should be added after the introductory paragraph:

== Biography ==
=== Early childhood/career ===
=== <EVENT PARTICIPATED IN> ===
=== <OTHER RELEVANT EVENTS> ===
== Personality ==

The "Biography" section should present the background of the character in chronological order.

Information regarding the character's personality and traits should be detailed in a "Personality" section. Information under this section should only be of canon source; any real-world information should be relocated to "Production notes".

It is unfortunate that there is no helpful guideline on sub-sections or how to properly place a title for a sub-section. For example, certain characters would not have sufficient information on their early childhood for a "Early childhood" subsection while some do not have sufficient information on their early career for a "Early career" subsection. It might be appropriate to create a one-in-all subsection that could sufficiently cover these information. That said, editors are to exercise their own personal judgment when creating these subsection.

Real-world content[edit]

== Production notes ==
=== Appearance ===

"Production notes" is reserved for behind-the-scenes information. It should be titled as such; the section should be titled as "Behind the scenes". It should be noted that there might be an occasion where there is little information for a "Production notes" section. In such occasion, it would be appropriate to create a "Production notes" subsection under the "Trivia" section.

In some cases, it might be appropriate to dedicate a section on the character's appearance, specifically the graphical changes over the course of the franchise. This section should be titled as "Appearance". A good example of this would be John-117's changes from Halo 3 to Halo 4. This section should not be confused with "List of appearances" section.

Gameplay-related content should be kept separate from the article. It will be given its own subpage, linked via a linkbox.