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#1 Edited by AlisterCat (7365 posts) -

Unsure whether to associate certain characters pages with a game in some situations.

  • Characters that appear in the background (like in a fighting game) or are outside of the 'playable' area.
  • Characters that are talked about but are not named and do not speak, but may be shown.
  • Characters that only appear in an epilogue/credits sequence.
  • Characters shown in an image, photo, or flashback. Either with dialogue or not.
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#2 Posted by BeachThunder (14580 posts) -

I think it's okay if the character is depicted as existing, such as being off in the background, in the credits sequence, or something like this. I would say no to characters that are only alluded to or depicted via images/photos.

However, it really does depend on the game itself. There are definitely some exceptions; I would say a character should be included if they are just alluded to, but also an important part of game (e.g. the family from Gone Home).

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#3 Posted by Strife777 (2083 posts) -

I would say that anybody present in physical or audio form counts, regardless of their importance. Not sure I would count appearances in pictures/paintings or flashbacks (using scenes from other games). I could also see someone only mentionned being ok, so long as they are of significant importance and referred to more than once.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt of course. I'm not a mod and have little experience with editing the wiki.