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When there are multiple versions of a character that are distinct enough to be split into several profiles, whether it is due to the length and complexity of the page or versions from different mediums, then the multiple pages that are created as a result of this have to be linked by a tabber template at the top of the page.

The standard format of the Tabber template is this:

  • 
    {|class="about-article" style="{{#if: {{{minwidth|}}} | min-width: {{{minwidth}}}em; }}"
    ! Articles about<br>[[Template:Example|Example]]
    | [[Example Page 1|Example Name 1]] • [[Example Page 2|Example Name 2]]
    |}
    {{-}}
    <noinclude>[[Category:Article List Templates]]</noinclude>
    
    

Where the primary name of the character is given as "Example" and used as the template's name.

The different pages are linked to and can have names over the links such as "Film", "Book", "Pre-Timeskip", "Post-Timeskip", etc. Whatever title works best to describe that version of the character.

Note: When creating a template, make sure the URL has a prefix of "Template:" in front of the character's name. For example: https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Naruto_Uzumaki

As you are creating the template be sure to select "Navbox" for the template's type.

Tabbers and Images

Image Sizes

Insert a portrait image of the relevant character at the top of the page. The image widths should almost always vary between 160px and 480px, and the alignments should usually be to the right.

Take note that each image should be stylistically fitting for the page. It should neither be too diminuitive to get a clear view of what the character looks like, or so large that it turns intrusive for the text. The appropriate size tends to vary quite a lot depending on the image design. But if the alignment of an image is to the right, please make sure that its size does not exceed 480px. Otherwise it disturbs the formatting of the page.

Also, it tends to depend from case to case what image size that is possible to fit to the right of the text in a page, so you should test what works in that regard.

If an image would be far too small, and/or a quote would turn very horizontally narrow and far too vertically long, otherwise, it is allowed to center-align header images, with a maximum size of 650px. However, this should only be used as a last resort, not as a standard first option.

Tabber Instructions

To use tabbers, you should use the following code:

<tabber>

|-|Transformation 1=[INSERT IMAGE FILE HERE]

{{Quote|Insert quote here|Author}}

|-|Transformation 2=[INSERT IMAGE FILE HERE]

{{Quote|Insert quote here|Author}}

</tabber>

Result

Insert quote here
~ Author

Insert quote here
~ Author

Tabbers within tabbers

Use the following code:

<tabber>

|-|Character Name=

{{#tag:tabber|{{!}}-{{!}}First Form=

{{!}}-{{!}}Second Form=

{{!}}-{{!}}Third Form=

}}

</tabber>

Result

[INSERT IMAGE FILE HERE]

[INSERT IMAGE FILE HERE]

[INSERT IMAGE FILE HERE]

Tabbers within two more tabbers

<tabber>

|-|Example 1=

{{#tag:tabber|

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 2=

{{#tag:tabber|

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 3=

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 4=

}}

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 5=

{{#tag:tabber|

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 6=

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 7=

}}

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 8=

{{#tag:tabber|

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 9=

{{!}}-{{!}}Example 10=

}}

}}

|-|Example 11=

|-|Example 12=

</tabber>

Result

Summary

Here you can add a summary/brief information about the character.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Current Tier of the character (with the individual tier ratings themselves enclosed within curly brackets, for example {{7-A}}, {{3-C}} or {{Unknown}} ).

Name: The character's true name, and/or common name/epithets.

Origin: The name of the fiction which the character is from, with a link to the Verse page.

Gender: Male, female or genderless.

Age: The character's age.

Classification: The character's class/race etc.

Powers and Abilities: A list of the character's general abilities (Please add links to the "Powers and Abilities" pages, if it is possible).

Attack Potency: The character's attack power or destructive capacity (in bold; add any explanations using brackets, not in bold).

Speed: It is generally "Combat Speed" (in bold).

Lifting Strength: The weight the character can lift/move, usually expressed in tons. However it is optional since lifting strength generally doesn't matter in most fights (in bold).

Striking Strength: The attack power of the character's physical attacks/blows (in bold).

Durability: The amount of attack power the character can withstand before being overwhelmed (in bold).

Stamina: Self-explanatory.

Range: The distance the character's attacks/abilities can cover.

Standard Equipment: Things a character can be expected to have on hand at any given time.

  • Optional Equipment: Things that the character has owned or made usage of before for an extended period of time, but does not always have available on their person.
  • Can Create/Summon: Important/relevant things that the character can create or summon.

Intelligence: Self-explanatory.

Standard Tactics: The usual behaviour exhibited by a character during battles. For example, which actions a character will first perform when fighting an unknown opponent or which abilities they will use frequently, rarely, or never. This section is optional and should not be added if the character's behaviour is too inconsistent to identify a common pattern.

Weaknesses: Self-explanatory.

Feats: List the character's amazing feats. Strength feats, speed feats, durability feats, etc. You can judge a person's power by their feats. It is possible to add Respect Thread links to the list, as long as they follow the policies regarding the subject provided in the Editing Rules page.

Notable Attacks/Techniques: A list of some abilities the character generally uses.

Key: For characters who have transformation stages/power-ups or who become stronger through certain points of the story, insert those transformations/power-ups/timelines here in bold.

Note: Self-explanatory.

Explanations (Optional)

This section can be used to explain the reasons for the assigned power level of a certain character more in-depth, as well as how the powers and nature of the character fundamentally work. This is particularly useful for more high-tiered characters.

However, it is very important that you make sure that the text has good grammar/sentence structure, and is easy to understand.

Gallery

Put other pictures of the character here.

Click here for an explanation page about gallery settings.

Also, preferably include hideaddbutton="true" in the code (<gallery hideaddbutton="true"> </gallery>) for a cleaner visual layout.

Others

Notable Victories:

Put some notable/good matches that result in the character's victory.

Notable Losses:

Put some notable/good matches that result in the character's loss.

Inconclusive Matches:

Put some notable/good matches with the results still unclear.

References

This is a section where the source references can be shown. To use them, switch to the source editor in the "Preferred editor" menu, if you haven't done so, and add some text to the profile between the <ref> and </ref> tags. It will appear in this section if the <references /> tag is inserted here at the beginning. Note that references will automatically show up in a list.

If multiple pieces of text should refer to the same source, then the reference's code should be modified to <ref name="name">Reference text</ref> to allow multiple uses. Then the named reference can be used later as just <ref name="name" />. Here is an example of how to properly insert references into pages.

If you use many references within a single page, you can use the code {{reflist|2}} for 2 columns of them, so the layout looks better. If even that isn't enough a scrollbox can be employed by using the code {{scroll box|content={{reflist|2}}}}.

Read this guide if you want an extended knowledge on how to use references. You can also visit the References instructions page in this wiki.

Notes/Explanations

Notes can be considered as an extension of the references sections and should be used when the justification for something is too difficult to contextualize and eventually would need to involve several sentences to explain.

To use "Notes", you should use the following code:

  • 
    <ref group="Note/Explanation">INSERT JUSTIFICATION HERE</ref>
    
    

To decide where the "Notes" will appear, put the following code where you want them to appear:

  • 
    <references group="Note/Explanation"/>
    
    

The result will be displayed in the following manner:

Attack Potency: City level+ (Moved a meteor), Mountain level+ with Transformation (Multiplies the power by 10 times[Note/Explanation 1])
  1. INSERT CONTEXT HERE

Discussions

This is the section that leads the users to the list of threads that are related to the page in question. For verses without any special characters, you can use the template as it is. All you need to do is add {{discussions}} above the categories.

There should be no empty lines above the discussions template so that there are no empty spaces above it.

Also, this section should always be under the Others section, or the References section if it is present, and this section should always be above the Categories, for example:

  • ==Others==
    '''Notable Victories:'''
    
    '''Notable Losses:'''
    
    '''Inconclusive Matches:'''
    {{discussions}}
    [[Category:Characters]]
    [[Category:VerseName]]
    
  • ==References==
    <references/>
    {{discussions}}
    [[Category:Characters]]
    [[Category:VerseName]]
    

For characters pages with special characters and symbols, the application of the {{discussions}} template is a bit more complicated.

How signs are converted in {{discussions}} template:

  • Sign: Common Apostrophe ('): 27
  • Sign: Special Apostrophe Character (’): E28099
  • Sign: Percent (%): 25
  • Sign: Ampersand (&): 26
  • Sign: Backticks (`): 60
  • Sign: Question Mark (?): 3F
  • Sign: E-Acute (é): C3A9
  • Sign: Hyphen (-): -
    • Hyphens are left as it is.
  • Remove signs such as Parentheses ("(" or ")"), Commas (","), Dots ("."), Slashes ("/"), Exclamations ("!"), Colons (":"), Tildes (~), Quotation Mark ("), and Semicolons (";").
  • How the discussion template is written:
    {{discussions|The Page's Forum Tag|Name of the Page}}
    
    Example #1: Inuyasha (Character):
    {{discussions|Inuyasha Character|Inuyasha (Character)}}
    
    Example #2: 170,000 Year Magicicada Nymph:
    {{discussions|170000 Year Magicicada Nymph|170,000 Year Magicicada Nymph}}
    
    Example #3: Monkey D. Luffy (Pre-Timeskip):
    {{discussions|Monkey D Luffy Pre-Timeskip|Monkey D. Luffy (Pre-Timeskip)}}
    
    Example #4: Saber (Fate/stay night):
    {{discussions|Saber Fatestay night|Saber (Fate/stay night)}}
    
    Example #5: Z (Tenchi Muyo!):
    {{discussions|Z Tenchi Muyo|Z (Tenchi Muyo!)}}
    
    Example #6: 666:Satan (The God of High School):
    {{discussions|666Satan The God of High School|666:Satan (The God of High School)}}
    
  • Note that the % symbols in URL should be removed in the {{discussions}} template
    • Example: The URL of the character page "Adam (Assassin's Creed)" will be "Adam_(Assassin%27s_Creed)". And according to the information above, to make the {{discussions}} URL work, the % symbol will have to be removed, the parentheses will have to be removed, only the number 27 will be included, and the underscores will be converted into spaces.
    • Result: {{discussions|Adam Assassin27s Creed|Adam (Assassin's Creed)}}

Categories

For character profiles, always insert the category "Characters", as well as one with the name of the related franchise here.

For example, the most important categories in Son Goku's page are "Characters" and "Dragon Ball".

Tier categories do not need be added manually, as the templates (for example {{7-A}} ) used in the "Tier" section will automatically add them.

Additional information

  • It is encouraged to make blog or sandbox drafts of profiles before actually publishing them. You can access your sandbox by following this link. This way you can clean up and perfect the profiles before their publication.
  • Don't sacrifice any details for the reading convenience. Try to get the information across in the most efficient manner. If you don't manage to come up with a short explanation, then stick to a longer one.
  • Kindly utilize source mode editing. You can change this to your default editing mode in the preferences settings.
  • If the Powers and Abilities section of a profile becomes extremely lengthy due to a massive amount of abilities, you should use tabbers to divide them into categories. In case of a character with multiple keys the abilities must be grouped into tabbers that are named after respective keys.

    If the character has a key that directly inherits the previous key's abilities, the list of them should be shortened to phrase "All prior abilities" or "All former abilities".

  • Don't use overly long explanations in the Powers and Abilities section. Instead, move them into the Notable Attacks/Techniques or Explanations section.
  • If the list of feats goes way too long to fit into the page, make the list collapsible by transforming its code into this form:
  • '''[[Feats]]:''' <div class="mw-customtoggle-Feats wikia-menu-button">Hide/Show</div>
    <div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" id="mw-customcollapsible-Feats">
    * Insert first feat
    * Insert second feat
    * Insert third feat
    * Insert nth feat
    </div>
  • See how this works in practice:
  • Feats:
    Hide/Show
    • Insert first feat
    • Insert second feat
    • Insert third feat
    • Insert nth feat
  • Put resistances at the end of the Powers and Abilities section, separating the main list of abilities from the resistances by starting a new sentence. The following template is preferred to be used:
    Powers and Abilities: List of abilities. Resistance to: list of resistible powers.
  • When it is possible, organize the Notable Attacks/Techniques section by grouping elements into subsections.
  • You can overview this blog, or the image at the top of this page, to observe the actual code regarding how to properly write profile pages with this editor.
  • When images of what a character looks like are available, you can upload them here, and insert them at the top of the related profile page. Take note that it is better to not use generic file names, as regular members cannot replace existing images.
  • You can also automatically insert much of the structure listed above into a new profile page if you click the "Create a new article" button, and then select "Standard layout".
  • Previously we used "thumb" as a standard format for images. However, unlike "right", it does not allow them to be resized beyond the resolution of the original.
    • Example: If the settings for an image has been set to 400px when the original image is 250px in size, the image will be displayed as its original size of 250px despite how large the image has been adjusted to be.

Power and Abilities Formatting

When listing Powers & Abilities, some formatting options are necessary and some are optional but may be recommended in order to present the information to users of the wiki in a clear way. Use your best judgement and look at existing profiles for inspiration. Some important things to keep in mind:

1) Links (Mandatory: When listing Abilities which have pages on the wiki already, it is important to link directly to them so that users can see explanations and examples of other users of these abilities. Surround the ability with links using square brackets: [[Example]].)

2) Justifications (Optional but strongly recommended: Typically some Abilities should have a short justifications after them with necessary links as evidence, unless the ability is extremely self-evident and requires no explanation such as Superhuman Physical Characteristics. Longer and more detailed explanations should be listed in the "Notable Attacks/Techniques" section.)

3) Paragraph Format (Default: Abilities are typically listed in a paragraph style, with the abilities (and their justifications) separated from each other by commas. This format may be preferable for profiles that have few abilities such as here, or an extremely long list of abilities such as here. Power sections that have few justifications may also be better presented in this condensed paragraph format such as here.)

4) Bullet Points and Bolding Format (Optional: Abilities can be listed in paragraph format as above, but for more than just a small number of abilities, it may be clearer if the abilities are displayed in a list which displays the abilities in an organized fashion. See examples of pages that have incorporated bullet points successfully here and here. Abilities in this format should be bolded to help distinguish them from the rest of the text. Do not bold abilities if they are not displayed in a bullet point format.)

5) Tabbers (Optional: If an Ability list becomes too extensive, the abilities can be separated into different tabs. It is recommended that this be done in a way that makes sense with the rest of the page, such as modelling the tabs off of character's keys or for different forms and transformations. Although you can put tabbers inside of other tabbers to break down the information more such as separating Abilities from Resistances, you should not overdo it. Do not go more than three tabs deep.)

6) Scrollboxes (Optional: If an Abilities section is so long that it takes up a huge portion of a page, then it should be fitted into scrollboxes so the user can more easily overview the rest of the page. Do not use scrollboxes for short to medium lists of abilities as the box will be unnecessary.)


Other Standard Formats

Further Information

Discussions

Discussion threads involving Standard Format for Character Profiles
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