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Articles

Articles should have the following elements:



  • Incomplete articles should be given the stub and/or Expand templates.
  • The first appearance of the articles title within the text should be in bold type.
  • Words that are themselves titles of additional articles should be linked only on their first occurrence in the article.



Internal links add to the cohesion and utility of Master Defenders Wiki by allowing readers to deepen their understanding of a topic by conveniently accessing other articles. These links should be included where it is most likely that readers might want to use them; for example, in article leads, the beginnings of new sections, table cells, and image captions.
Adapted from Wikipedia



Character Articles

Character Template

  • The Infobox should only contain canon information, i.e., information stated or seen on-screen, or confirmed off-screen.
  • Unknown information (real names, voice actors, relatives, etc.) should be omitted.



Article Body

  • The first instance of a character's superhero name as well as the first instance of their proper name(s) should be in bold type.
  • Only information from the MDU should be included in the main article, with relevant Master defenders Book/Comic information in an appropriate "Background Info" section.



Sections

A character article should contain the following sections in order:



  • One to two sentences summarizing who the article is about.  This section should come before any section headings. i.e.,
Zotor, otherwise known as Zander, was a Rose City vigilante who rose up to fight common criminals, Metahuman threats, and eventually even gods, extradimensional entities and intergalactic tyrants.
  • History — character's detailed history
  • Powers & Abilities — describe the character's powers and special abilities. This section may be omitted if the character has no special powers or abilities.
  • Equipment — describe the character's specialized equipment.  This section may be omitted if the character doesn't use any specialized equipment.
  • Appearances — chronological list of the character's MDU appearances in a bulleted list. Use sub-headings templates for the series titles and link each episode and movie. (If the list is too long, consider using {{Scroll box}})
{{STAS}}

* "[[Legacy]]"

{{MD}}

* "[[Secret Origins]]"

===Featured Movie===

* ''[[Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker]]''
  • Background Information — this section is for out-of-universe information, notes on production or non-canon information.  This section may be omitted where no information exists.
  • External Links — a section for any links to well-known fan sites, or other sites with information on the character.
  • Categories (no heading, place categories at the end of the article; preferably alphabetized)





Source format

Use {{Filebox}} and the appropriate fair use template.



Perspective

This wiki is written in an "in-universe" perspective.  Assume you are an omniscient inhabitant of the MD Animated Universe living at a point in time after all events in the MDU have already occurred, and you are writing an encyclopedia entry. Any "out-of-universe" info is written in an article's Background Information.



Articles that deal with exclusively real-world subjects, such as television series, actors, production staff, etc., should be written with a real-world perspective and carry the {{Realworld}} flag in the first line of the article.



Articles

  1. The introductory paragraph should be written from the point of view of the series where the character has the most appearances.
  1. The History section of the main body of the article should describe the character from the first chronological appearance through the last chronological appearance.
  1. Following the History section, there should be Alternate Timeline and Alternate Universe sections where appropriate.  If an alternate timeline/universe version is a significant character in its own right, it should be separated into its own article.