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The DC Extended Universe Wiki aims for coherency and consistency across all of its pages and so makes use of a Manual of Style to encourage both of these things. It directs how to style articles in such a way that every page is stylistically the same and readers are met with coherent and concise language coupled with an easy-to-read interface.

Layout

General

For most articles, the following format should be used, though there are more specific examples below:

  1. Infobox
  2. Quote (if applicable)
  3. Introduction
  4. Main sections
  5. Trivia
  6. Behind the scenes
  7. References
  8. External links

Character

  1. Infobox
  2. Quote (if applicable)
  3. Introduction
  4. Biography
  5. Personality
  6. Powers and abilities
  7. Relationships
    1. Family
    2. Allies
    3. Enemies
  8. Trivia
  9. Behind the scenes
  10. Gallery
  11. References


Film

  1. Infobox
  2. Introduction
  3. Synopsis
  4. Cast
  5. Production history
  6. Appearances
    1. Characters
    2. Locations
    3. Items
    4. Vehicles
    5. Sentient species
    6. Organizations
  7. Gallery
    1. Promotional images
    2. Promotional stills
    3. Concept artwork
    4. Videos
  8. References
  9. External links


Books/comics

  1. Infobox
  2. Introduction
  3. Blurb/solicit
  4. Plot
  5. Appearances
    1. Characters
    2. Locations
    3. Items
    4. Sentient species
    5. Organizations
  6. References


Naming articles

In naming an article, in essence we hope for conciseness, but foremost accuracy. By doing this, we allow our wiki to be a reliable encyclopedia for everything in the DC Extended Universe.

General

Deciding how to title a page comes down to basic grammar. If the title itself does not include any proper nouns, then the words should all be in lowercase (bar the first one, as this is a database requirement). Similarly, if any of the words are proper nouns (for example the name of a film, a person, or even an in-universe product which has an uppercase title), they should be named as such in the title. Often it may be difficult to tell whether a page should have uppercase letters. If it is ambiguous, simply go with a lowercase. If this is erroneous and there is in fact a definite answer, another user will come along to fix the mistake.

Specific page types

Characters

Pages for characters should be named with their full names, eg. Bruce Wayne, not simply Bruce. However, in the event that they have an alter ego, this should be used, eg. Batman over Bruce Wayne. In noting this, it is particularly important to note that such names or alter egos must be confirmed within the confines of the DCEU. While in the source material, for example, Anatoli Knyazev is known as "KGBeast", no such moniker was used by this version.

Additionally, it is important to remember that page titles shouldn't make use of articles, ie. the, a or an; this is grammatically correct and so adheres to a standard of grammar that we wish to uphold.

Finally, appointed titles or ranks should not be included in page titles. For example, "General Zod" would simply be "Zod", or "Calvin Swanwick" instead of "Secretary of Defense Calvin Swanwick".

Media

Films should be titled exactly as they are officially released. While they might be given a shortened nickname, the full title should be used, including any subtitle. In the event that the film shares its name with something or someone else, then "(film)" should be amended to the end of the page name.

Events

Unless an official name is given for an event, below is a list of types to use for pages in given circumstances, courtesy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki. In creating a page for an event, make sure it's notable enough to warrant a page. A simple altercation is not worthy of a page, but a bigger-scale brawl might be more worth creating a page for, as it is a legitimate conflict.

Types
  • Ambush: An event centered around a conflict caused by a concealed enemy at a specific location.
  • Arrest: An event centered around the capture of an individual or group of individuals made by legal authorities.
  • Assassination: An event centered around the killing of a specific individual or group of individuals.
  • Attack: An event centered around the offensive against an individual or a specific location, that may or may not be able to retaliate.
  • Battle: An event centered around the fight between two different factions, being at least one of them a group rather than an individual.
    • Battle at is used when the fight happens inside a specific facility.
    • Battle for is used when the conflict is caused by a fight to take control of something other than the facility where it is fought.
    • Battle of is used when the fight happens in an open area, such as a borough, city, country or even planet.
    • Battle on is used when the fight happens on a specific vehicle, especially larger ships.
  • Bombing: An event centered around the destruction of a specific or different locations through a series of explosions.
  • Chase: An event centered around the pursuit with or without capture of a specific individual or group of individuals.
  • Destruction: An event centered around the complete destruction of a specific location.
  • Duel: An event centered around the fight between two individuals.
  • Escape: An event centered around the escape or breakout of a specific location.
  • Hijacking and Retaking: An event centered around the capture and subsequent reclaim of a vehicle by its rightful owner.
  • Infiltration: An event centered around the discreet entrance inside a specific location.
  • Kidnapping: An event centered around the seizure of an individual. It may include his rescue and/or escape.
  • Liberation: An event centered around the rescue of an individual or group of individuals in a specific location.
  • Massacre: An event centered around the massive killing of as many people as possible in a specific location.
  • Raid: An event centered around the obtention of a particular item or group of items from a specific location.
  • Rescue: An event centered around the liberation of a person or group deprived of freedom.
  • Sacking : An event centered around the destruction and massive killings in a specific location.
  • Skirmish: An event centered around a brief conflict in a specific location.


Below are a list of lesser used types of events, though they still may be applicable given the circumstance:

  • Assault
  • Blitz: A sudden attack on a location, typically swift and overwhelming.
  • Blockade: An event in which a particular area is cut off from any form of transport in or out.
  • Capture: An event in which a specific location is seized by a party.
  • Defense: The protection of a specific location, individual or item.
  • Evacuation: An event centered around clearing a specific location of individuals.
  • Invasion: An event centered around forcibly taking control of a specific location or area, typically by an army or large force.
  • Occupation: An event centered around taking possession of a specific location.
  • Retaking: An event centred around taking control of a specific location.
  • Siege: An event in which a specific area or location is blocked off from any and all outside communication, sans perhaps with those controlling the siege.
  • Subjugation: An event centered around having control taken forcibly by a party other than those in control.
  • Uprising: An event centered around the majority attempting to take control of a government or organization.


Perspective

In-universe

Pages that pertain to topics that are in-universe must be treated as such, as if one were actually within the DC Extended Universe. This will typically refer to characters, locations, objects, etc.

In-universe articles should be written without reference to behind the scenes. These sort of articles are written as if one were within the actual universe and detailing the events and surrounds of the world in an encyclopedic format. The few exceptions to this rule are the "Behind the scenes" section, as well as a few sections within any infoboxes used.

Out-of-universe

"Out-of-universe" refers to things that are belong to the real world, rather than the DCEU. This generally refers to films, comics, cast and crew. They are written from our own perspective as viewers of the universe, acknowledging that the DC Extended Universe is fictional.

Spelling

In editing the DC Extended Universe Wiki, we have no real preference for which variety of English you choose to use. There is often little difference in conventions, so standardizing which to use is unnecessary. Due to this, edits simply used to "correct" these sort of "errors" are frowned upon. Of course, if you were to do so whilst also doing a valuable edit at the same time, that would be more okay.

Citation

While in many cases it is okay to not cite things, as they're second nature, smaller details are expected to be cited, be it from DCEU media or outside sources such as websites. To do this, the <ref></ref> tags are used. In order to repeat the citation on another piece of information, a name can be used within the first ref tag.

It is also important to note that future content should be cited. Things within the DC Extended Universe are not always the same as those in the comics multiverse, so it is important that we are certain of facts.

When using external links to cite articles, it's advised that you use major news trades or even press releases themselves foremost. Of course, other websites are still okay if these can not be provided, but use common sense in what sites are used. Some sites are more reliable than others, especially if they use a direct quote from a director or executive producer. In particular, use sources that actually convey the information that you're citing.

Format

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