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Welcome to the Manual of Style page. This page will be used as a reference for editors on how to format the articles in the Kingdom Hearts Wiki in a more standard, organized manner. You are welcome to discuss any discrepancies or loopholes in the talk page

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General

  1. All additions to articles should be based on confirmed knowledge of the series and games. This can come from either referencing the games directly or from the developers in the form of trailers, social media, press releases, etc.
  2. We do not allow spoilers of any kind on the article pages before the game is released.
    E.g.: Kingdom Hearts 3 has been leaked, but the developers specifically asked for players to not leak any of the game before the release date. You can read the official statement from Square Enix here.
  3. Articles created should be limited to the Kingdom Hearts sphere. Real world references such as voice actors and game developers should be linked to their respective pages in Wikipedia.
    E.g.: Tetsuya Nomura should be linked to his article in Wikipedia using the line [[wikipedia:Tetsuya Nomura]]
  4. New articles should be named according to the subject's official name.
    E.g.: an article on "Sora's Weapon" should be named "Keyblade".
  5. If the official name of a subject has been changed in later episodes of Kingdom Hearts, please use the first name. However, redirects can be made using the later names.
    E.g.: the Watcher is still known as the Surveillance Robot, and the name "Watcher" should redirect to the page on the "Surveillance Robot".
  6. The first line in the intro should be about the subject of the article.
    E.g.: The Keyblade is Sora's main weapon. Sora received the Keyblade in Destiny Islands. Keyblades can destroy the Heartless.
  7. The language of the wiki is American English and follows American English guidelines.
  8. Component, minor, or insignificant items can be grouped by an identifying characteristic rather than each item having its own page as long as the details of each component are provided.
    E.g.: Serenity of Synthesis Materials, Engine Gummi of Gummi Blocks.
  9. All buttons (except for the analog sticks) should be represented by {{Button}}, particularly in ability, sleight and enemy pages.
  10. Categories on Kingdom Hearts Wiki should be in-wiki and in-game.

Games

  1. All game articles should use the {{Infobox CVG}} template.
    E.g.: The game "Chain of Memories" should be named "Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories".
  2. Place relevant navigational templates at the bottom of the article.
  3. Games must be categorized under Category:Games.

Games Style Guide

  1. Story - plot of the game; make it as detailed as possible.
  2. Gameplay - a general summary of the different elements and mechanics seen in game.
  3. Development - a summary of all important events which took place in the development process.
  4. Reception - how the game was received; use of sources is encouraged.
  5. Voice Actors - link to a separate article if necessary (e.g. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep/Staff).
  6. Worlds and Characters - limit to a list.
  7. Gallery - Official artwork, boxart and promotional images only once the game has been released. Prior to this, new features are permitted.
  8. Trivia - real world references etc.
  9. External links - priority to official websites.

Characters

  1. Priority should go towards the in-game appearance rather than their respective original games/films.
  2. Character names are referred to the same way they are in the Kingdom Hearts series; for example, surnames of characters from existing works are usually dropped (e.g. Cloud instead of Cloud Strife, Mulan instead of Fa Mulan).
  3. Each playable character should have an Infobox designed for the game in which the character appears: {{Character}} for all Characters, including villains. Organization XIII members get a special {{InfoboxOrg13}} character infobox.
  4. Character Quotes are encouraged to be placed in between sections, but are not necessary.
  5. If a character is fought against, a separate article under Category:Enemies should be created entailing strategies to defeat him/her. More info under Enemies section.
  6. Place relevant navigational templates at the bottom of the article.
  7. Finally, categorize a character article based on the categories under the Category:Characters.

Characters Style Guide

  1. Journal - according to Jiminy's Journal entry. This should be the first section. All entries should be italicized.
  2. Story - further divided into subsections using the title game, even if it's just one game.
  3. Personality
  4. Appearance - explaining physical appearance e.g. clothing.
  5. Abilities - a summary, as abilities will be treated on separate pages
  6. Origin - reserved for Final Fantasy and Disney characters articles.
  7. Quotes - key quotes of each character.
  8. Trivia - as long as it is related and makes sense.

Worlds & Locations

  1. Each world gets an article, as long as it is under the sphere of the Kingdom Hearts series.
  2. Key locations get their own articles, particularly when an event has taken place in a particular location.
  3. Priority goes to the in-game appearance (e.g. Disney's Atlantica shouldn't be further elaborated in Atlantica's article).

Worlds & Locations Style Guide

  1. Locations - listing the sub-locations in each world. As said above, key locations have their own articles.
  2. Characters - list only residents, not visitors.
  3. Story - the story events that have taken place.
  4. Shops - a guide of items sold here, and where they can be found.
  5. Synthesis Shops - a guide to where moogle shops can be found.
  6. Enemies - a list of enemies that have appeared.
  7. Treasure List - where the world's treasure chests can be found, and what are contained inside them.
  8. Mini-Games - a list of mini-games that might be found in the respective worlds, and on which location they may be activated. Do not elaborate on the objectives of these games, as they will be covered in their respective pages.
  9. Trivia - as long as it is related and makes sense.

Enemies & Bosses

  1. Each enemy/boss gets an article. This does not apply to any Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed, Dream Eaters, and enemies that do not interact with the player verbally.
  2. All bosses fought against should have one article.
  3. At least one image must be placed for identification.
  4. Add a stats Infobox.
  5. Categorize according to type: Category:Heartless, Category:Nobodies, Category:Unversed, Category:Dream Eaters, or Category:Enemies for non-Heartless/Nobodies. Add the Category:Bosses if it is a Boss, regardless of type.

Enemies & Bosses Style Guide

  1. Journal Entry - as according to Jiminy's Journal. All entries should be italicized.
  2. Story - Add if there is any relevant story info. This is the first section.
  3. Card - Add only if enemy appears as an Enemy Card in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Use Template:InfoEnemyCard.
  4. Abilities - battle information.
  5. Appearances - divided under games, then listing the world where it appears. Add specific location if possible.
  6. Quotes - if the boss in question is a character with spoken lines.

Items & Equipment

  1. Each item and equipment gets an article.
  2. An image should be placed for identification.
  3. Place templates as appropriate.
    For Keyblades there are Template:InfoKeyCoM, Template:InfoKeyKH and Template:InfoKeyKHII.
    For purchasable weapons, there are Template:InfoWeaponKH and Template:InfoWeaponKHII. Note that these templates also apply to weapons that are used by allies restricted to their home worlds (see Identity Disc as an example).
    For accessories, there are Template:InfoAccessKH and Template:InfoAccessKHII.
    For armor, there is Template:InfoArmorKHII.
  4. Categorize as appropriate. Equipments must be categorized as either Category:Keyblades, Staff, Shields or Weapons. Items fall under the Category:Items.

Items & Equipment Subsections

  1. Requirements - for Equipment, how to retrieve said item.
  2. Stats - for Equipment
  3. Recipe - for Item Synthesis, listing all possible.
  4. See also - linking to the Chain of Memories Card for said item, as well as the higher/lower tiers of the item in question.

For Abilities

  1. There should be parent articles for Kingdom Hearts abilities, sleights in Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II abilities.
  2. Key abilities and recurring abilities get their own pages.
    E.g.: Sonic Blade, Strike Raid and Glide.
  3. Put in at least one image for identification.
  4. If the ability is a highly dynamic one (e.g. Sonic Blade), then consider the following possibilities:
    A few images should be placed in a timeline for editors and readers to understand the sequence. The number of frames in the timeline depends on the length of the ability.
    Alternatively, an animated .gif or a short video clip may be used.
  5. Categorize it as appropriate. The general category is Category:Abilities.

General sections

  1. Description.
  2. Stats.
  3. Where the ability may be learnt (or at which level, or in which Drive Form).
  4. Sleight value if the ability occurs in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

Using Media

For the policy on media files, seek Kingdom Hearts Wiki:Media

Images

  1. Head images for articles should be renders or in-game captures. If neither are available, artwork or scans from other sources are acceptable.
  2. New images should only be uploaded over old images if you are replacing the image with a better quality version.
    Where an image is of poor quality, use the template {{Betterpic}} to alert the uploader and other users.
  3. Userbox images should be cropped or resized to no larger than 50 pixels.
  4. If there are no images whatsoever in an article, you can alert other users by using the template {{Images}} at the top of the page.
  5. Images must be categorized according to this Wiki's categorization policy, and licensed correctly.

Videos

  1. Videos should be placed at the bottom of the article in their own section. This does not apply to Featured Videos that are added by FANDOM staff.

Music

  1. Music samples for music-related articles are encouraged.
    Only a 30-second snippet is allowed. If it has to be more than 30 seconds, it must highlight the main theme of the piece, and no more than that. Do not place the entire file as this will be a violation of copyright.
    Do not link to file-sharing sites, or sites offering illegal music downloads.
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