Template talk


From Sonic Retro

Whats the criteria for characters to be included on here?--MathUser 16:38, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok, so I added some characters or whatever. But I didn't delete the category that has Ashura even though I really, really wanted to. Because even though they are in the character category in the wiki, they just aren't Sonic the Hedgehog characters. There's a reason Archie, Underground, and Sonic X characters aren't in this exact template, and really, those three apocryphal characters were fanmade concepts based on glitches, and nothing more. In the end, they are fan characters, and even if they should be recognized on the wiki because of their connection to actual glitches and exploits in the game, they should not be part of this template. But I didn't delete it outright because I figured there should be some sort of discussion on this subject.--David The Lurker 20:52, 25 February 2010 (UTC)--David The Lurker 20:52, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

nineko put Blue Knuckles on there, and I complained, sarcasticly suggesting that he put all the other glitches on as well.
Sadly, the Intarwebs does not transmit sarcasm well, and he went ahead and did it.
Let's give it a while to see if any counter-arguments arrive, and if not we'll unmake this travesty. Frozen Nitrogen 21:27, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
I knew you were being sarcastic, but I actually liked your idea. If anything, ********** isn't a glitch, he's even acknowledged in the level select/character select screen, so he's somehow official. And while Blue Knuckles and Ashura aren't official names per se instead, they're easily obtainable in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Ashura can be obtained even on a real Mega Drive), so I think it's just fair to keep them in the template. I'll never understand how one more link can hurt, this is something that really pisses me off even in regards to the official Wikipedia, they always have this rush to delete stuff instead of adding more informations and more links between pages. My base question is "why not?" Nineko 22:51, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
That is... actually a reasonably good argument. Not sure I follow your logic on the officiality of *******, though... Anyway, I think the main bone of contention is that this is a template for real game characters with a bit of game continuity behind them, of which glitches are not. In the same way I took Dark Super Sonic off here because he's a Sonic X character, glitch characters probably shouldn't be on this template. Put them on a template, somewhere, sure; I recommended we should have Archie and Fleetway character templates for those continuities, so we could have a similar kind of thing for these "Other" characters. But I share DTL's disquiet about lumping them in with characters that actually exist, here. Frozen Nitrogen 15:34, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
I guess at this point we should wait for Hivebrain and/or Scarred Sun as one of them always have an awesome idea that brings everyone to an agreement. I'm not a fan of Blue Knuckles (that would be Robjoe, lol), I just hate orphaned pages :p Nineko 15:51, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Just a blasted minute

Why is this template only game canon? Why aren't the other characters either on this template, or have a template of their own? Aquaslash 20:12, 30 November 2010 (CST)

Yes, Aqua, you SHOULD make an {{SoUnd_Characters}} and {{ArchieCharacters}} template. Frozen Nitrogen (Talk) 11:38, 1 December 2010 (CST)

redo in progress

Sonic the Hedgehog characters
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Shadow the Hedgehog (Super) | Metal Sonic | Rouge the Bat | E-123 Omega | Espio the Chameleon | Charmy Bee | Vector the Crocodile | Cream the Rabbit | Big the Cat | Blaze the Cat (Burning) | Silver (Super) | Fang the Sniper | Orbot | Cubot
One-Off Enemies
Witchcart | Battle Kukku Army | Chaos (Perfect) | Void | Biolizard | Gemerl | Black Doom | Iblis | Mephiles the Dark | Solaris | Erazor Djinn | King Arthur | Dark Gaia | Ix (Super) | Lyric