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Template:Infobox character

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Usage

This template can be used to create an infobox for a fictional character of any type. The blank form immediately below shows the most commonly used fields, and complete instructions are listed further down the page.

name
series character
alt
caption
First appearancefirst
Last appearancelast
Created bycreator
Portrayed byportrayer
Voiced byvoice
lbl1data1
lbl2data2
lbl3data3
Information
Full namefullname
Nickname(s)nickname
Aliasesalias
Speciesspecies
Gendergender
Occupationoccupation
Affiliationaffiliation
Titletitle
Familyfamily
Spouse(s)spouse
Significant other(s)significantother
Childrenchildren
Relativesrelatives
Religionreligion
Nationalitynationality
lbl21data21
lbl22data22
lbl23data23
extra-hdr
lbl31data31
lbl32data32
lbl33data33
{{Infobox character
| colour           = <!-- headers background colour; the foreground colour is automatically computed -->
| name             = 
| series           = <!-- use without the italic on the outside -->
| image            = 
| image_upright    = 
| alt              = 
| caption          = 
| first            = 
| last             = 
| creator          = 
| portrayer        = 
| voice            = 
| lbl1             = 
| data1            = 
| lbl2             = 
| data2            = 
| lbl3             = 
| data3            = 
| info-hdr         = 
| noinfo           = 
| fullname         = 
| nickname         = 
| alias            = 
| species          = <!-- for non-humans only -->
| gender           = <!-- if not obvious -->
| occupation       = 
| affiliation      = 
| title            = 
| family           = 
| spouse           = 
| significantother = 
| children         = 
| relatives        = 
| religion         = 
| nationality      = 
| lbl21            = 
| data21           = 
| lbl22            = 
| data22           = 
| lbl23            = 
| data23           = 
| extra-hdr        = 
| lbl31            = 
| data31           = 
| lbl32            = 
| data32           = 
| lbl33            = 
| data33           =
}}

Parameters

All parameters are optional.

Parameter Notes
name Character name to display in top header (default = PAGENAME)
series Name of the television series or other fictional world or story in which character appears
multiple Set to yes if the infobox describes more than one character
image Image of the character. "File:" and wikilinking is not required. i.e. use |image=Example.png
image_upright The image size defaults to frameless (220px). The size should not be set to a value that would result in an image width greater than 270px. See help below for guidance on determining the value to be used.
alt Alt text
caption Caption to display below image
first First appearance of the character
last Last appearance of the character
creator Name of the person(s) who created the character
portrayer Name of the person(s) who portrayed the character
voice Name of the person(s) who voiced the character
info-hdr Text for display in second header (default = Information)
alias Any aliases used by the character
extra-hdr Text for display in third header (default = No third header)
lbl# Label to display in left column where "#" is 1-5, 21-25, or 31-35 for custom fields under the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd headers respectively
data# Text to display in the right column corresponding to the appropriate "lbl#"
tbl-class Overall class for the table (default = infobox)
tbl-style Overall styles for the table (default = width: 20em; text-align: left; font-size: 90%)
lbl-style Style to apply to all cells in the left column
data-style Style to apply to all cells in the right column
noinfo disable the first "information" header
colour Background color for header bars (default = #DEDEE2). The text color is automatically computed. Must meet AAA compliance standards outlines on WP:COLOR.

Notes

Calculating "image_upright"

The image_upright parameter, and image2_upright and logo_upright where applicable, is/are provided so as to facilitate the use of scalable images in this infobox, in accordance with the instructions at WP:IMAGESIZE, which advises against the use of px (e.g. thumb|300px), as this forces a fixed image width. Scalable images respect the user's base preference (which may have been selected for that user's particular devices). Module:InfoboxImage, which is used in this infobox, accommodates the use of scaling. However, setting the appropriate scale is slightly more complex than setting a raw "px" value. This guide provides a quick conversion table to make the process of setting a scale easier. It is based on a default thumbnail setting of 220px (size is default multiplied by upright value then rounded to nearest 10).

"px" setting image_upright=
170 0.75
180 0.8
190 0.85
200 0.9
210 0.95
220 1
230 1.05
240 1.1
250 1.15
260 1.2
270 1.23
280 1.25
290 1.3
300 1.35

Example

John Doe
Criminal Minds character
First appearance"Pilot" (2005)
Last appearance"Last One" (2018)
Created byAgnes Nixon
Portrayed bySoupy Sales
Information
Nickname(s)Doeboy
AliasesJack Dew
GenderMale
OccupationLaw enforcement
TitleDetective
FamilyDoe
Spouse(s)Jane Doe
ChildrenJohn Doe, Jr.
RelativesPhil Doe (father)
Nancy Doe (mother)
ReligionChristian
NationalityAmerican
{{Infobox character
| name        = John Doe
| series      = [[Criminal Minds]]
| image       = 
| caption     = 
| first       = "Pilot" (2005)
| last        = "Last One" (2018)
| creator     = [[Agnes Nixon]]
| portrayer   = [[Soupy Sales]]
| nickname    = Doeboy
| alias       = Jack Dew
| gender      = Male
| occupation  = Law enforcement
| title       = Detective
| family      = Doe
| spouse      = Jane Doe
| significantother = 
| children    = John Doe, Jr.
| relatives   = Phil Doe (father)<br>Nancy Doe (mother)
| religion    = [[Christian]]
| nationality = American
}}

Tracking categories

Supporting templates

See also

Pass through templates

The following templates are designed for specific series and call this template to generate the infobox:

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