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This page provides the details into the layout and formatting used in the SpongeBob SquarePants character articles

General

This section outlines general guidelines for the character articles.

Naming scheme

Patrick Star will be used as an example page name:

  • Character article
  • Patrick Star
  • Character appearances
  • Patrick Star/appearances
  • Character galleries
  • Patrick Star/gallery
  • Patrick Star/gallery/EPISODE

General article policies

  • 1. Any character whose name has been revealed may have their own article.
  • 2. All character articles must have the source of the name listed within the article and at a master name source page at ESB:Project Characters
  • 3. Any character whose names not yet been revealed will not have their own article, but instead will be listed at List of unnamed characters
  • 4. All characters will have the Category:Characters category, which will be generated from the infobox.

Character appearances policies

  • 1. All characters with 10 appearances or less will not have their own appearance subpage. Instead, their appearances will be listed in a table on their main biography article. Characters with more than 10 appearances can have their own appearances subpage.
  • 2. All characters will have a table that lists their appearances, in production order. Each table will list the episode name and what the character did in that episode, no matter how big or small. I have noticed that these tables have been removed in the past, so do not delete these tables.
  • 3. All characters will have an appearance table as follows, the example taken from Fred/appearances.
{{Appear/top}}
{{Appear|1b|Reef Blower|Driving a boatmobile}}
{{Appear|2b|Ripped Pants|At Goo Lagoon}}
{{Appear|4b|Boating School|Says "My Leg" twice; crossed street on boating course}}
{{Appear|5b|Home Sweet Pineapple|Boatmobile is eaten by nematodes}}
{{Appear|7a|Hall Monitor|Says "My Leg" when SpongeBob was on patrol}}
{{Appear|25b|Patty Hype|'''Called Fred''' by Tom.}}
{{Appear/bottom}}

The template consists of the production number, the episode name, followed by anything the character did in the episode, no matter how minor. In cases in which the character plays a prominent roll, there is no need to describe the entire thing, but just give a brief description. For example, in the case of Squidward's appearance list for "Band Geeks," do not describe all his roles in the episode. Use a general description of his role(s) in the episode: "He organizes a marching band to impress Squilliam."

Character names

  • 1. All characters must have an exact source as to their actual names right on their articles.
  • 2. All characters with names must be listed at ESB:Character names with their names and episode sources.
  • 3. ESB will use only character names that are used exactly as they are mentioned. (example: Fred is Fred, not Frederick, Fredrick, Alfred, etc., as only "Fred" was used in the episode.)
  • 4. Characters with multiple names revealed will be used in the order they are mentioned (example: for Nancy Suzy Fish, Nancy was revealed first, followed by Suzy Fish)
  • 5. In order to prevent the loss of information for certain characters, do not redirect or remove information just because a character's name is unsourced. Instead, tag the page and bring up the issue on this page: ESB:Character names under the "issues" section, and such will be addressed accordingly.

Infobox

  • 1. Limit the connections to just primary relationships, instead of listing every small friendship and temporary employment, among others.

Layout of sections

  • 1. All character articles will follow a uniform order of sections and subsection.
  • 2. Minor characters may not need so many subsections.
  • 3. If there is no information for a particular section, that section can be eliminate.
  • 4. Each character article will be broken down into the following sections and subsections:
==Character==
This is mainly for main and major characters. Here, we will describe the character's relevance to the series,
how the character was developed, any production details of the character, and the portrayer.
This can include describing the animation of the character over the seasons.

==Biography==
Under this section is the character's biography. This is mostly fact-based, such as
their history, their family, their friends, their occupation, and their hobbies.
Minor character do not necessarily need to have this section broken down.

===Early life===
Describe their early life, if any. Mr. Krabs is probably the character who may have the most amount of background information

===Career===
Describe their jobs, career, life goals, etc.

===Personal life===
Describe their personal life. This can be their hobbies, their relationships with family and friends, etc.

==Personality==
This section describes the character's personality, such has appearance (how they look/dress),
their likes, dislikes, fears, opinions, skills, weaknesses, etc.

==References==
{{reflist}}

==External links==
This is for any relevant external links.

Grouping characters

Appearances

  • Main
    • Main - made most of the appearances during the show. Consists of seven characters. (SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Sandy, and Gary)
    • Major - made several important appearances during the show, considered supporting/recurring. (Larry, Pearl, Mrs. Puff, Karen, Flying Dutchman, etc.)
    • Minor - some background charaters that are significantly important. (Nat Peterson, Old Man Jenkins, Harold William Reginald, etc.)
  • Background - made a lot of appearances during the show, but aren't significantly important.
  • Families - families of the "Main" characters
  • Special - made for specific stories/episodes during the show.
  • Other - made small apperences during the show.

Biographies

  • Primary - the most biographical information of all characters
  • Secondary - less biographical information than primary characters, but more than tertiary characters
  • Tertiary - they barely have any biographical information

Character articles

ChList

1. Create page Template:ChList/<character> with only this on it:

{{ChList
|name = <!-- name of the character with square brackets -->
|shortdesc = <!-- briefly describe the character -->
|image = <!-- picture of the character; file name only -->
|desc = <!-- short biography -->
}}

2. Import it to the list of characters by using this: {{ChList/<character>}}

Article

{{CTab}}
{{Character
|name = 

|image = 
|image size = 
|image hover = 
|caption = 

|designs = 

|Address = 
|Interests = 
|Occupation(s) = 
|Education = 
|Awards = 
|Aliases = 

|Gender = 
|Color = 
|Eye Color = 
|Species = 

|Spouse = 
|Siblings = 
|Children = 
|Parents = 
|Grandparents = 
|Grandchildren = 
|Aunts = 
|Uncles = 
|Cousins = 
|Nieces = 
|Nephews = 
|Ancestors = 
|Descendants = 
|Other relatives = 

|Friends = 
|Pet(s) = 
|Boss = 
|Employees = 
|Enemies = 

|First appearance = 
|Last appearance = 
|Portrayer = 
}}
<!-- short biography -->

==Description==

===Personality===

====Antagonistic Side====

==Abilities and talents==

==Near-Death Experiences==

==Creation and development==

==Biography==

==Villanous Role==

==Family==

==Occupation==

==Reception==

==Multiverse==

==Relationships==

==Quotes==

==Trivia==

==Goofs==

==Notes==
</references>

{{Characters}}

Gallerymap

Here is how to use template Portaltext on gallerymaps:

{{Portaltext|<prod>|<title>}}

In case of shorts, production code is generated by putting corresponding prefix in front of actual production number:

Spin-off series (SO)
Educational shorts (E)
Kids' Choice Awards shorts (KCA)
Merry Nickmas shorts (MN)
The Big Green Help shorts (BGH)
Shanghaied shorts (SH)
Best Day Ever shorts (BDE)
Friend or Foe shorts (FOF)
Atlantis SquarePantis shorts (AS)
Pest of the West shorts (PW)
What Ever Happened to SpongeBob? shorts (WEH)
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One shorts (BO)
Truth or Square shorts (TS)
The Clash of Triton shorts (CT)
SpongeBob's Last Stand shorts (LS)
Back to the Past shorts (BP)
Legends of Bikini Bottom shorts (LBB)
The Great Patty Caper shorts (GPC)
A SquarePants Family Vacation shorts (FV)
Other shorts (O)

To create a Gallerymap for specific character use this box:


Gallery page

{{CTab}}

{{Galleryheading|<character> Images by Episode}}
{{Gallerymap/<character>}}

{{Galleryheading|Merchandise Images}}
{{Gallerymerchandise
|Covers = <gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

|Games = <gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

|Books/Comics = <gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

|Toys = <gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>
}}

{{Galleryheading|Production Images}}
<gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

{{Galleryheading|Nickelodeon Stuff}}
<gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

{{Galleryheading|Other Images}}
<gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

Episode subpage

Note: Shorts, movies and rides are also counted as episodes.
{{CTab}}

{{Gallerytop
|Episode=<episodename>=<titlecard>
|Character=<episodename>=<titlecard>
}}

{{Gallerymapheading|<character>|<prev>|<episodename>|<next>}}
<gallery source="template" widths="180" columns="dynamic" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

{{CTab}}

{{Appear/top}} {{Appear|prod|episode name|role in the episode}}

{{Appear/bottom}}

ChList

Note: Using ChList is same as for "Primary characters"

1. Create page Template:ChList/<character> with only this on it:

{{ChList
|name = <!-- name of the character with square brackets -->
|shortdesc = <!-- briefly describe the character -->
|image = <!-- picture of the character; file name only -->
|desc = <!-- short biography -->
}}

2. Import it to the list of characters by using this: {{ChList/<character>}}

Article

{{Character2
|name = 

|image = 
|image size = 
|image hover = 
|caption = 

|Address = 
|Interests = 
|Occupation(s) = 
|Education = 
|Awards = 
|Aliases = 

|Gender = 
|Color = 
|Eye Color = 
|Species = 
|First appearance = 
|Last appearance = 
|Portrayer = 
}}
<!-- short biography -->

<!-- appearance -->

==Gallery==
<gallery source="template" widths="180" captionalign="center" position="center">
Example.jpg
</gallery>

==Appearances==
{{Appear/top}}
{{Appear|prod|episode name|role in the episode}}
{{Appear/bottom}}

==Trivia==

==Goofs==

==Notes==
</references>

{{Characters}}

ChList

1. Create page Template:ChList/<character> with only this on it:

{{ChList
|name = <!-- name of the character without square brackets -->
|shortdesc = <!-- briefly describe the character -->
|image = <!-- picture of the character; file name only -->
|desc = <!-- full biography* -->
}}
*Fill it with all text from the actual character article, but modify the text to make it fit the list better. Also, if the article contains Template:Character, just ignore it.

2. Import it to the list of characters by using this: {{ChList/<character>}}

Article

1. Use this box to generate the section name for the character, but read the second step first:


2. Link should change to something like this below. Copy the bolded part:

  • http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Template:ChList?action=create&preload=none&editintro=&section=#Angry_Jack

3. Replace content of the character article with this:

  • #REDIRECT [[<list-of-characters>#<paste-it-here>]]
4. Remove all categories from the article and protect the article: "Administrators only"

Notes

  • All characters, except those on the "Main" tab, should be sorted alphabetically.
  • Once ChList templates are absolutely perfect they should be protected, so that only administrators can change them.

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