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This is the layout of the articles in the Skylanders Wikia.

Game Articles

This is how articles featuring the Skylanders games is formatted. Each section below should be under Heading 2 or Heading 3.

Story Summary

This is the official story behind the game, the plot leading to the events of the game.

Features

Unique features shown in the game. This mostly come from an official source this game is featured on, like an Activision website page, or a source from a fan who has played the game.

Version Differences

The differences between the console versions and the portable versions of the game.

Gameplay

How the gameplay works, what abilities the characters they have in common (primary attack, secondary attack) and what items are common. This mostly comes from an official source, or from a fan who has played the game.

Plot

The overrall story in the game, what happens from the beginning to the end of Story Mode.

Development

How the game was made, what ideas stirred into the story of the game and what methods or sacrifices had to be made in order for this game to be completed. This is supported by the game developers who reveal in interviews.

Reception

Official reviews from game reviewers who has played the game.

Gallery

Pictures and official screenshots that support the game. No fan art allowed.

Trivia

A list that tells the reader about all the miscellaneous things about the game.

References

A list of where the website of official sources are posted in. If there are more than one reference on the page, simply post the
(no spaces) under the References section.

External Links

Links that lead to related media or websites of the game, such as the Skylanders: Giants official website or a trailer.

Characters

This is how articles should be written about characters and objects from the Skylanders series. The name of the character or object should be in bold. Use present tense unless noted otherwise.

Introduction

A brief sentence or two that explains who the character is, or what the object is.

Character Development

This section tells you of the development of the character and how he/she came to be through designs and early concepts during the development of the game they were created for. If there are official details on the character development, this section is the place to post information in.

Personality

The personality of the character is written here. It should be written in present tense, without bias.

Abilities

This section of the article describes the powers and abilities of the character/object in the article. Abilities such as attacks and flying are placed in here, along with any other actions they can perform.

Story

History

A detailed history of character/object in the article. It should tell about the background of the topic, and lead up to the point of first involvement for the topic in-game. This part should be in past tense. Afterwards, add a detailed story of what happened to the character/object during the events of the game they were involved in. This part should be divided into a section for each game. It should also be written in past tense.

Relationships

This part tells you what kind of relationship the character has/had with others. Each character's relationship is divided into a section. For example, Spyro has a relationship section for Gill Grunt, another section for Trigger Happy, etc. It should also include major enemies, such as Kaos.

Gallery

A collection of images focused on the character/object. Each image should be realted to the topic, and should not be a fan made image. Each image should have a description.

Trivia

A list that tells the reader about all the miscellaneous things about the character/object. This includes cameo appearances, where the name came from, etc.

References

Same as above for Game Articles.

Skylanders (characters)

This is how articles for the Skylanders should be written. The name of the character or object should be in bold. Use past tense unless noted otherwise.

Introduction

A brief sentence or two that explains who the character is.

Character Development

This section tells you of the development of the Skylander and how he/she came to be through designs and early concepts during the development of the game they were created for. If there are official details on the character development, this section is the place to post information in.

Background

Personality

The personality of the character is written here. It should be written in present tense, without bias.

Biography

The official biography of Skylander is placed here in this section of the article, normally found on the official Skylanders website or other official sources.

Story

A detailed story of what happened to the character during the events of the game they were involved in. This part should be divided into a section for each game.

Relationships

The relationship(s) between the Skylanders and other characters are placed here. This part tells you what kind of relationship the Skylander had with others. Each Skylander's relationship is divided into a section.

Gameplay

This section of the article describes the powers, abilities, and upgrades of the Skylander. Abilities such as attacks and the Skylander's natural abilities are placed in here, along with any other actions they can preform.

Quotes

Quotes the article's Skylander says during media or in the games.

Character Trailers

Trailers of the article's Skylander are placed here.

See also

If Skylanders have variants, evil versions of themselves, or objects that are directly related to them, the links leading to the articles are added under this section.

Gallery

A collection of images focused on the character/object. Each image should be realted to the topic, and should not be a fan made image. Each image should have a description.

Trivia

A list that tells the reader about all the miscellaneous things about the character. This includes cameo appearances, where the name came from, etc.

References

Same as above for Game Articles. All trivia are posted BEFORE the bottom templates.

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