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Not just definitive articles either...It is called "A Dying World" in-game but our article is named Dying World.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 19:06, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

In the naming policy we made a distinction between lore and gameplay. Because Cloud, Cloud Strife, Strife: when writing about the spiky-haired protagonist we can use any of its names.

When writing about the Cloud who equips the Materia that casts the spells in battle, we can only call him "Cloud", as his default gameplay name.

Take a look at Turks:Rude. When referring to said boss calling him anything other than "Turks:Rude" is wrong. That's not his name. Another example is Tonberries, he is the Tonberries enemy, even when referring to only one instance of it. And the same applies for enemies starting with "The". Saying "the Undying enemy" isn't correct, "the The Undying enemy" is.

Naturally when naming enemy articles, articles that are not at all about lore (because battle information is always given its own page), naturally we name them after the name of the enemy. Regardless of grammar and typos, we use that name exactly. This is its name. Like "The Lord of the Rings" has a "The" at the start, it's an important part of the book's name and the same applies to anything gameplay.

So the rules for naming gameplay things are name them directly after the term. So why make an exception to the word "The" when used at the start when it is still part of the enemy name? Do note: Even though the page title would be renamed, you'd still be referring to it by its gameplay name in the articles. So nothing changes. And the page name has no bearing on how we organise things anyway. JBed (talk) 19:10, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

I just wanted to make another comment here to respond to this: "As far as I know, no encyclopedia, dictionary or any other kind of reference database includes any kind of article, definite or otherwise, as part of the titles of their entries."

Well, depends where you're looking. Look for one focused on gameplay and you'll find many. Lodestone, FFXIclopedia, CoN, any English game guide. JBed (talk) 16:43, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

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