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For the general guideline, see Alone in the Dark Wiki:Article layout guideline.
 
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This page contains the Alone in the Dark Wiki's article layout guideline for characters. It describes the standard layout for articles about player and non-player characters.
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  • Guidelines describe desired etiquette and common practice in the creation, editing and organization of articles on this wiki.
  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
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  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

Infobox and categories[]

A few additional pointers regarding the applicable infobox and categories:

  • The applicable infobox for character pages is {{characterInfobox}}. For details on its usage, please refer to the template page itself.
  • A character page is usually categorized in at least two categories:
    • One category for the game it appears in (in case of a character who appears in multiple games, one such category for each game). An example would be Category:Alone in the Dark: Illumination characters for a character in Alone in the Dark: Illumination.
    • One category for its "race". An example would be Category:Morton Family for a those belonging to the Morton Family in Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare character.

Character article layout[]

The layout is composed of three tables. The top and bottom tables are standard layout items found in every article; they are only included here for completeness and are collapsed by default. The middle table contains the actual specifics for character pages.

  • yesyes in the "headline" column means that the article should have a headline of that name if you want to include such a layout item.
    nono in the "headline" column means that this layout item should not have a headline.
  • yesyes in the "required" column means that every character article should include this layout item.
    nono in the "required" column means that not every character article needs to include this layout item.
Character-specific layout items
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Lead section nono yesyes Short summary that usually looks something like this:

"{{PAGENAME}} is a main character in Alone in the Dark and a supporting character in Alone in the Dark 3. In general, it should contain:

  • Name of the character (and alternative names) in bold.
  • short description of the character (inhabitant of town XY, member of organization YZ etc)
  • Time when the character lived/is encountered in one of the Alone in the Dark games, (i.e. the starting date of the character's respective game).
Background/Involvement yesyes yesyes Background story/history for the character; "who this character is".
Personality and traits (optional) yesyes nono Relations to other characters (family, friends, partners, enemies etc) if any
Strategy (optional) yesyes nono How to defeat the character.
Trivia yesyes yesyes Notes about the character and observations that have been given much thought.
Notes yesyes nono For interesting things about the character which do not fit into the other categories. Try to keep this section to a minimum.
Quotes yesyes nono A selection of notable quotes of the character. General ones that all NPCs say (such as ones used in combat) should not go here. (Max 5 quotes)
Appearances yesyes yesyes Which games/add-ons does this character appear in.

See also[]

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