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This Manual of Style is here to help you write articles. For information on the most basic writing techniques and styles, which are used here, see Wikipedia's Manual of style.

LayoutEdit

All articles should be structured as follows:

  1. Main article
  2. Notes (do not use "trivia")
  3. Behind the scenes
  4. Appearances
  5. Sources
  6. See also
  7. External links
  8. Succession box

For more details as to what each section of an article should contain, see the Layout Guide.

Canon PolicyEdit

Sometimes it is difficult to determine what the canon of a series is, so I'll put what our Canon Policy should be:

  • The content of the article should first and foremost respect the originating work, whether it be a comic, movie, video game, etc. The originating material is put first and foremost.
  • Other information from superfluous works (so long as the are official in some capacity) should be noted, whether or not the material is considered canon by the holders of the intellectual property. If the information contradicts that of the originating work it needs to be noted, either in the text by drawing attention to the discrepancy, or if there is a large amount of discrepancies and varying ideas by segregating the section and labeling it.

TheoriesEdit

Theories and speculation are acceptable as long as they are limited to the logic of the universe, and do not overshadow the article. Rule of thumb is that if any speculation is more than double the length of what it is trying to explain it is unacceptable for the page. User blogs and talk pages are more than acceptable places to discuss the content of an article, and any theories placed on the article should be


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