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This page is considered an official guideline on the Soul Eater Wiki. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

This guideline will explain how the articles of our pages are editted. Per our Manual of Style policy, ALL USERS must follow this layout for all the type of pages listed. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this.

Character

Character articles detail the information about a character. Character articles MUST HAVE SOURCES in accordance to the Manual of Style policy.

The Normal Format

All character articles will most likely start out in the normal format, in which is considered the basic of the formatting on the wiki. There are two formats we have on the wikia: The normal format and the enhanced format. It is important to know the layout of both and when to use either format:

  1. Intro (no section title)
  2. Cultural references
  3. Background (If applicable)
  4. Personality
  1. Relationships
  1. Appearance
  2. Power
  3. Special Abilities
  1. Weakness
  1. Equipment
  2. History
  3. Synopsis
  1. Chapter Name/Arc Title
  1. Other Media Appearances
  2. Quotes
  3. Battles
  4. Media Appearances
  5. Trivia
  6. References
  7. Site Navigation

Enhanced Format

The Enhanced Format is the format in which sub-pages are implemented onto the character's pages. However. There is criteria hat must be fitted for a character to have the Enhanced Format.

Criteria

Only a certain type of character can have the enhanced format:

  • Main Characters
  • Main Antagonist Characters
  • Major Supporting Characters

In order to avoid confusion on what character is considered this type, this page will also includes character in which fit the criteria. Any character not on this list does NOT fit the criteria and does NOT need to have the enhanced format. Characters within the scrollbox, however, fit being the type of character necessary.

Quantity of Information

The amount of information present also decides in which does a character qualify in the need to have the enhanced format. A character must FIRST pass the first criteria listed above. The criteria for this is this:

  1. If a character has 10+ established relationships of a sort with a character may have a sub-page for their relationships. (Relationships)
  2. If the character has appeared in 10+ chapters/arcs and played a role that is NOT minor (Synopsis)

Keep in mind that this is looked at as a case-to-case basis. Meaning that each article is required to be looked at before deciding should it be needed. It may/may not require discussion before implementing. If you're unsure, use the talk pages.

Format

Overview
  1. Subpages (No section title)
  2. Intro (No section title)
  3. Cultural refeerences
  4. Background
  5. Personality
  6. Appearance
  7. Power
  8. Trivia
  9. References
  10. Site Navigation
Deathblow
  1. Intro (No section title)
  2. Deathblow
  3. Equipment
  4. Weaknesses
  5. References
Synopsis
  1. History
  1. Title/Story Arc
  1. References

Chapters/Episodes

Chapters and Episodes follow the same format. Their purpose is to detail the events in which happens in the chapter/episode in question. These pages don't necessarily need to be sourced.

  1. Quote (No Section Title)
  2. Intro (No Section Title)
  3. Featured Appearances
  1. Characters
  2. Techniques/Abilities
  3. Location
  1. Plot
  2. Manga and Anime Differences
  3. Trivia
  4. References
  5. Site Navigation

Notes

The Scroll Box template should be used when the "Featured Appearance" section gets excessive.

Arc Pages

  1. Intro (No Section Header)
  2. Summary
  3. Notable Instances
  4. Manga and Anime Differences
  5. Trivia
  6. References
  7. Site Navigation

Magic/Abilities

The Magic/Abilities pages discuss the ability/magic of the article in question with detail. Keep in mind there's various ways to present the page. These articles MUST HAVE SOURCES.

  1. Intro (No section title)
  2. Overview
  3. List of people with said ability (If applicable)
  4. Techniques/Spells (If applicable)
  5. Trivia
  6. References
  7. Site Navigation

Location

Location-based pages are pages in which explain about a location within the world of Soul Eater.

  1. Intro (No section title)
  2. Overview (If applicable)
  3. Key Location
  4. History
  5. Trivia (If applicable)
  6. References
  7. External Link (If applicable)

Note: It's probably best to be sure in some format, it is mentioned why a location based off the real world in the Intro. Be sure to be as concise and brief as possible.

Special Weapon (Weapon Transformation)

  1. Intro (No section title)
  2. Appearance
  3. Abilities
  4. Trivia
  5. Site Navigation

Techniques/Spells

  1. Into (No Section Title)
  2. Description
  3. Variations (If applicable)
  4. Trivia
  5. References#
  6. Site Navigation

Organization

Organizations pages details information about a body of people with a particular purpose. Especially that of a business, society, assossiation, etc. Keep in mind that various organization pages may need a unique section placements. However, these should be kept:

  1. Intro (No Section Title)
  2. History
  3. Overview

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  1. Trivia
  2. References
  3. Site Navigation

Race/Species

Race/Species pages detail the information about each group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes. It may/may not also detail the division of the species. These pages MUST HAVE SOURCES

  1. Quote (No Section Title)
  2. Intro (No Section Title)
  3. Overview
  4. Abilities
  5. List of Individuals
  6. Trivia
  7. References
  8. Site Navigation

Object

Object pages detail information about the object itself and it's capabilities. Take note that these pages, again, should specify about the object of the subject matter, not how it correlates to other characters/things.

  1. Quote (No Section Title)
  2. Intro (No Section Title)
  3. Description
  4. Trivia
  5. References
  6. Site Navigation

Music

Music pages discuss the media-related music present in Soul Eater. These pages may not necessarily need to be sourced.

  1. Intro (No Section Title)
  2. Lyrics
  3. Video
  4. Trivia
  5. External Links
  6. Site Navigation

Media

Media pages detail about the media in question. There is no particular format in which the media must be displayed. Also, these pages may not necessarily need to be sourcing.

Terminology & Purpose

Intro

The Intro, short for Introduction, is the piece of the section in which gives basic information about the said character. For intros, do not put any information that can consider major plot spoilers. If a character is deceased IN THE MANGA, the intro must be written in a past tense. In addition, the Intro is the only section in which may be written in an out-of-universe perspective.

Description

A Description is spoken or written representation or account of a person, place, object, or event. This section is used to describe a person/place/object/event/etc.

Background

Background is the circumstances or situation prevailing at a particular time or underlying a particular event. In the character articles, the background lists basic details about the character's history that leads up until their first debut, similar to that of the intro. HOWEVER, it is not a replacement for the history section. In addition, a background section should be 3-5 sentences long (one paragraph) MAXUMUM. Spoiler details may be included here.

Personality

Personality is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character. The personality section is used to describe a character's personality.

Appearance

Appearance is the the way that someone or something looks. The Appearance section describes how a character looks.

(Magic/Powers) and Abilities

The Powers and Abilities section, also the Magic and Abilities & Abilities sections detail the abilities/magic/powers of characters.

An ability is define as possession of the means or skill to do something. This should not be confused with power. Abilities are skills in which a person could theoretically learn. (e.g Judo , Martial Way, Soul Perception)

A power as the ability to do something or act in a particular way. In the Soul Eater Wiki, a power is an ability in which is more exclusive to a particular character or exclusive set of individuals. (e.g Immortality, Madness Wavelength, Anti-Demon Wavelength.)

Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia is defined as miscellaneous articles, especially equipment needed for a particular activity. In the Soul Eater Wiki, this heading details the various equipment a character may carry (e.g Demon Tools, Swords, Book of Eibon)

Weaknesses

A Weakness is defined as the state or condition of lacking strength. In the Soul Eater Wiki, this sections lists a character's VULNERABILITIES (capable of or being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon) in an in-universe context.

History

The History section of the articles detail a character's history from that character's point of view. Subsections are needed to specifies when a series of events happen. These sections should be in chronological order of a character's history in which it took place in-universe. These sections should be concise synopsis.

Other Media Appearances

Other Media Appearances detail appears for character outside the Soul Eater and Soul Eater NOT! anime and manga.

Trivia

Trivia is defined as details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value. However, on the Soul Eater Wiki, they're small tidbits of information that are of value to ONLY the article in question. There are, however, limitation in what is allowed to be express on the trivia section to avoid redundant/junk trivia being included. For more information, see the Trivia section in our Manual of Style policy.

References

References in the articles provide (a book or article) with citations of authorities. For more information on what the wiki considered official information (or the authorities), please check our Verifiability Policy.

Relationships

A Relationship is a the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other. In the Soul Eater Wiki, we list out the relationships between two or more characters. The section is a subsection to the "Personality" section and either a link to the subpage or the usage of the Relationship Box template should be in place.

Site Navigation

The site navigation is where we place the various Navigation Boxes within the wikia.

Plot

Plot is defined as the events that make up a story. The plot sections lists a /chapter/episode's event. We ask that these sections be written with as much detail as possible.

Lyrics

Lyrics is defined as the words of a song. The section's purpose is to inform the reader of the words to a song.

Overview

Overview is defined as the general review or summary of the subject. The overview section is to give a general summary of the article in question and may be sectioned off with however many of it's own subsections it may require to grasp the understanding of the article in question.

Important Notes

Infobox

Infoboxes are used as a general summary of the article in question with in-universe and out-of-universe information.

Character Infoboxes

The Soul Eater Wiki has a set type of inofboxesin which are to be used. Only those listed down here are available for usage. Other infoboxes/old infoboxes are /NOT/ allowed to be used unless approved by the community and/or administrator/bureaucrat.

Template:Character

Abilities/Technique Infoboxes

Template:Technique
Template:Spell
Template:Abilities
Template:Magic

Chapter/Episode Infoboxes

Object Infoboxes

Using Wikipedia

Important Templates

Omissions

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