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The Manual of Style's Character page will provide layout on how the character articles should be done. The page will break down each heading to help you understand what information must be placed there. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page.

Headings

  • Profile
    • Physical description (optional if no physical description)
    • Personality traits (optional if no personality traits)
    • Powers and abilities (optional if no powers and abilities)
  • Biography
  • In <insert game here> (optional if not using Appearances)
  • Appearances
  • Other appearances (optional)
  • Non-canon appearances (optional)
  • Chronology (optional)
  • Statistics (optional)
  • Behind the scenes (optional)
    • Creation and development (optional)
    • Voice actors (optional)
    • Etymology (optional)
  • Real-world influences (optional)
    • In pop culture (optional)
    • Reception (optional)
  • Trivia (optional)
  • Gallery
  • References (optional)
  • See also:
  • External links

Layout

This section is where you can add {{Icon}} and {{Youmay}} before the infobox. {{Q}} can go after the infobox. You can add {{Infobox Character}} from the preload templates on Source Editor. After the infobox, you can summarise what the character is and its first appearance. The name of the character must be bold. If it is possible to add the Japanese name of the character, use {{Nihongo}}.
Profile
Physical description
Describe the character's physical appearance if possible. Mention their hair color, eye color, skin complexion and their clothes. For mentioned-only characters, you do not need to add this heading; unless someone described the mentioned-only character.
Personality traits
Be more detailed about the character's personality. You may use their relationships between characters to interpret their attitude and values. For mentioned-only characters, it is most likely impossible to know their personality; unless someone described the mentioned-only character's personality.
Powers and abilities
Powers
List the powers by using asterisks. Powers are things we consider to be superpowers. (ex. Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Survivability, Levitation)
Abilities
List the abilities by using asterisks. Abilities refer to the skill to do something. (ex. Rhyming, Impersonation, Leadership, Expert Vehicular Driver, Athleticism)
Weaknesses
List the weaknesses by using asterisks. Weaknesses may refer to what the character cannot resist.
In <insert game here>
Add this heading if the character appeared in one game or the character appeared in one game part of the series. The subheading will have italics and a link to the game. (ex. === ''[[Super Mario Bros.]]'' ===) It is important to describe their role in each game.
Appearances
Add this heading if the character appeared in the Super Mario core series. It is important to describe their role in each game.
Other appearances
Add this heading if the character appeared in spin-off games. The subheading will have italics and a link to the game. (ex. === ''[[Super Mario Bros.]]'' ===) It may be better if the series they appeared are separated into full headings. It is important to describe their role in each game.
Non-canon appearances
Add this heading if the character appeared in games that are not from Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi or Wario series. Super Smash Bros. is an exception due to the game not within Mario series's storyline. It may be better if the series they appeared are separated into full headings. It is important to describe their role in each game. Additionally, add {{noncanon}} and {{endnoncanon}} between their non-canon appearances.
Chronology
May be optional to add this heading unless the character made multiple video game appearances. {{Gameappearancelist}} will be used for video game characters.
Statistics
May be optional to add this heading unless the article is about a character that appeared in video games or has video game statistics. {{Data-table}} will only be used for video game characters.
Behind the scenes
Creation and development
Describe the character's creation and development. If the character has a concept artwork, you may mention it.
Voice actors/Actors
List the previous voice actors/actors and the latest voice actor/actor. If there is one voice actor/actor, then list one.
Etymology
Write about the possible origin of the character's name. Mention how the name origin connects to the character. If the character's name does not have an origin, do not add this subheading.
Real-world influences
In pop culture
Describe how the character connects to modern society.
Reception
Describe different reviews on the character.
Trivia
Add facts that may not fit in either of the headings above, but appeal to the reader. They must be listed with asterisks.
Gallery
Add a gallery to the page or {{Gallery Link}} to the article.
References
If the articles have citations. You can only add {{Reflist}}.
See also
List related or similar articles by using asterisks.
External links
Add links that link to the same page on Fandom wikis or outside Fandom. The links must be listed with asterisks. (ex. [[w:c:papermario:Mario|Mario on Paper Mario Wiki.]])

Examples

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