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It's fine but we probably shouldn't require citations for race and gender in most cases. Cat (meowhunt)


Looks good. Character designer and outfit designer(s) are not always the same person, so maybe change that field to "designer(s)" and maybe clarifications in {{subst:Foot|}}? Like Noel, Tetsuya Nomura*(facial design), Yusuke Naora*(outfit). And Noctis by Nomura and (default) outfit by Roen.

Gameplay infobox would be good, but games have such different systems. Signature abilities and signature weapons at least are fairly ubiquitous.

There should be clear rules who needs an infobox now though. Everyone? There was debate before whether Serah should have her FFXIII render in the infobox or the FFXIII-2 one, and FFXIII-2 won because it was FFXIII-2 playable character infobox, and now I guess the distinction is being done away with.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 20:03, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Good point about designers, I'll go fix that now. I definitely agree with using foot to clarify who does what.
The infobox for /Gameplay pages I imagine would basically be a repeat of the gameplay details section of the infobox but using an image of the character model instead, and maybe there are a couple extra things that can be added to it. That and the ones for the other subpages can probably be done after this one is added on most pages.
Every character has an infobox, yeah. I imagine when it comes to images and the color, we still go with the image in a game in which they're playable as the most important factor, with second most important factor being which their first appearance was. So Zack would get an infobox with Crisis Core colors and his image from that game, the Turks who were playable in Before Crisis would get Before Crisis infobox colors, while the Turks who weren't playable just get an FFVII infobox. Sound good?--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 20:15, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
It's the easiest to keep it as it is now, with the first playable appearance taking precedence. Guess we can then talk later whether remakes should remakes trump originals or not.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 02:05, August 23, 2016 (UTC)
Can do that. I'm going to start adding this to pages for a couple games from tomorrow (FFXV first), and hopefully get it on the pages for main series characters + FFT/other spinoffs. After that, I will make Character infoboxes for /Gameplay, /Other appearances, /Dissidia and /Gallery subpages and post them here. Last chance to raise questions about this specific infobox before I put it live.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 22:17, August 25, 2016 (UTC)
Another head's up: it's up on Terra Branford and Locke Cole as the first few pages. If anyone has any issues with it, please bring them up now since I'll be doing the other pages like this. I updated the infobox with everything it was missing from those pages, aside from the "treasure" parameter, I had no idea what it was for and it didn't have a reference next to it, and since I don't think readers understood what it meant either, I figured it had no value and removed it. I can re-add it if it comes to that. Also, the "Type" parameter is currently a switch statement to limit it to a few options, but if that becomes inflexible, I can remove that.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 20:44, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

Question. Currently the character infobox is able to link to a character's /Other appearances page, but if they have one main recurring appearance, there is no way to link to that. Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy V), Ultros (Final Fantasy VI) and the Cids would probably benefit from a way to link to their recurring appearance. So for a way to link to that, we could either:

  1. add a "Recurring appearance" above "Designer" under "Behind the scenes information" parameter,
  2. add a "Recurring appearance" under "More information" to replace "Other appearances" for those that have it (and then also have a link to the right Dissidia page under it in the case of Gilgamesh), or
  3. do both.

Thoughts?--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 11:52, August 28, 2016 (UTC)


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In terms of anything spoilery, I think those should be kept out of the infobox. For non-playable characters, it can go either way since they sometimes don't have a good enough image to use. As for characters with multiple looks in the same game, I think it can be done as long as the infobox doesn't become cluttered and the images have an important enough role in the story. --FFfangirl (talk) 18:04, October 14, 2016 (UTC)