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The Article Guidelines contains guides to structure an article and some overall rules which should be followed by editors to ensure the consistency between articles.

The guide will also refer to some wikitexts, see Help:Editing to know how to use them.

LayoutEdit

GeneralEdit

  • An article should start with an infobox where the template is available. See: Category:Infobox Templates.
  • The opening paragraph will be used for an introduction to the character/class/chapter... The profile or summary can also go here if there isn't enough info for a separate section.
  • The Etymology section (optional).
  • The Trivia section (optional).
  • The Gallery section containing images and/or videos uses the <gallery></gallery> markup.
  • Navigations provide the corresponding Navigation Templates.

SpecificEdit

These are additional sections for specific types of page which can be varied depending on the content.

CharacterEdit

  • Quote (following the infobox) should provide insight to the character, use the Quote template.
  • The Profile section (semi-optional, see above).
  • The Personality section (optional).
  • The In Game section:
    • Game (Fire Emblem: ABC/Fire Emblem: XYZ)
  • The Quotes section.
  • The Ending section.
Example: {{#NewWindowLink:Seth}}

ClassEdit

  • Quote (following the infobox) provides an in-game description of the class.
  • The History in the Series section (optional).
  • The In Game section:
    • Combat
    • Promotions
  • The Stats section: use the Classstat templates.
    • Base
    • Maximum
    • Growth rates
  • The Notable __ section:
    • Game
      • Characters
Example: {{#NewWindowLink:Assassin}}

ChapterEdit

  • Quote (following the infobox): usually the Opening Narration of the chapter or quotes from the characters which depicts the chapter best.
  • The Story section (optional)
  • The Initial enemy section (if available)
  • The Reinforcements section (if available)
  • The Items section (if available)
  • The Shops section (if available)
  • The Strategy section (optional)
Example: {{#NewWindowLink:Cog of Destiny}}

RulesEdit

Infobox imageEdit

  • The image in a character infobox should be their official artwork from the most recent game, which has the following order of priority: Remake > Original > Artbook > Spin-off > DLC/Spotpass > Other materials (TCG, manga, comic etc.). For example, official artwork of Seliph from FE5 will take over the top priority as the infobox image, if absent, the next choice is his official artwork from FE4, then artwork from the Super Tactics book, then Heroes, and DLC artwork takes the last spot. If none of the said types is available, the character portrait will be used, but still abides by the same rule.
    • The only exception is if an earlier incarnation of the character depicts them during a time where they were more important to the game's story (for example, Zephiel's page depicts his artwork from Binding Blade, where he was the main antagonist, in the infobox, instead of his more recent artwork from Rekka no Ken, where he was a minor character.)
  • The image in a class infobox should be the generic portrait of the class from the most recent game. If no portrait is available, an in-game screenshot or crop from a TCG card can be used instead.
  • The image in a item/weapon infobox is beholden to the same rules as a character infobox, where it should be the official artwork from the most recent game the item/weapon has appeared in. If no official artwork is available, the next choice would be a crop from a TCG card, and if failing that, a screenshot of the item/weapon being used in game.
    • If a redesign of a key item/weapon is distinct enough from the item's iconic earlier appearance, tabber may be used to display all incarnations of the item in the infobox to avoid confusion (for example, the Falchion page shows all three designs for the sword in the infobox, as the sword has appeared as a key visual in all three forms at different points.)
    • Use of an item/weapon cropped from a character artwork must be avoided.

Gallery orderEdit

Keep the gallery organized. The preferred order for types of images on the Fire Emblem Wiki is as follows:

  1. Concept art
  2. Official artwork
  3. Promotional and special artwork
  4. TCG cards
  5. Appearances in cutscenes
  6. Portraits
  7. Sprites and models (for 2D and 3D games, respectively)

Note: All types of images should also be sorted by game and ordered by release. And image in the infobox should not present in the gallery.

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