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Relevant quote spoken by or about the character. Not simply physical descriptions. Optional.

–Speaker, Source

Full name of the character, the most used and official one. Then write a brief summary or introduction of the character. Extend with a second paragraph if necessary.

Take note of the following:

  • The articles must be in-universe, meaning the article should be written as if you are an observer within the world. Events should be listed according to order of the occurrence of events instead of according to order of books. Particularly, do not include:
    • actor's name (except in the infobox and/or Trivia section)
    • episode titles during which events occurred (except in referencing and the Appearances section); e.g. "In this episode, it was revealed that this character was stupid."
    • lines like "this character is the protagonist of so and so series"
  • Should be written in a neutral/objective and third person point of view.
  • Content should be summarized; details should be written on the episode articles or the unabridged subpage (if there is one). Information about other characters should also either be summarized or excluded entirely, especially if the character is not or very minimally involved.
  • Include only the necessary subheadings.
  • Do not add empty headings/sections with no intention of immediately filling it yourself; waiting for others to do it for you may prove fruitless and would leave the section empty for a long period of time, thus only disrupting the article.
  • If a character is relatively minor, only appears very briefly in one or two books, and has very limited information available that is insufficient, omit the headings entirely and simply place them under the "Biography" (if a summary of most or the whole of the character's life is covered) or "History" heading.
  • See Manual of Style for more info.
  • There are also some image guidelines in place.


A general overview, detailing or summary of a person's life. Use History as heading if brief. If a character is relatively minor, only appearing very briefly in one or two books, and information is very limited, exclude the subheadings altogether.

Appropriate headings

Headings for these sections will be entitled with brief descriptions or titles, particularly highlights or milestones in the characters' life, consistent for similar characters in a particular series.

Some examples:

  • Early life/History - brief history of the character and summary of the events revolving around the character prior to the beginning of the series.
  • Later life - summarization of the character's life after or in the later parts of the series. Could include events from epilogues and those detailed by the author after the release of the final book.
  • Post-mortem / Legacy, etc.
  • If the character was involved in the following plots:
    • The Uprising
    • Valentine's return
    • etc...

Personality and traits

Or only Personality, whichever fits the content.

Physical appearance

An objective description of the person's appearance (without the embellishments).

Skills and abilities

Or just Abilities, whichever fits the content. Abilities need to be in enumerated form and followed with a description or explanation, and can also have some introductory paragraphs.

The tabs or sections below are optional and only necessary if they fall under more than one of the enumerated categories (Turned into another species or is considered more than one species at the same time).

  • Nephilim: Shadowhunter/Silent Brother/Iron Sister/Dark Shadowhunter
  • Mundane

  • Downworlder: Warlock/Faerie/Werewolf/Vampire | Hunter/Daylighter
  • Forsaken


These also need to be in enumerated form and followed with a description or explanation, and can also have some introductory paragraphs.

Listed here will be significant possessions of the character. This may include tools, paraphernalia, weapons, and personal effects. Examples include:

  • Magical items
  • Family heirlooms


Like with the others, the headings and "tabbers" are optional, especially if there are only very few characters listed. Instead, the characters listed themselves may be used as the headings.



And/or Allies.


And/or Relatives.


And/or Rivals.


You can add other minor character relationships here in list form (if tabbers are used, entitle the tab as "More"). Example:

  • Character name (relation)
  • Non-existent Sarah (one-night stand)
  • Non-existent John (former rival; briefly)


Use the Appearances templates for the season they appear in. See the template pagea (S1, S2) for more info.


{{More|:Category:Images of Clary Fairchild}}

Add a maximum of 10 pictures, two lines, in gallery format. (See the rules here.) Examples:

10 images
7 images
5 images

and so on....


Tidbits relevant to the character and the series. In tabber form, in this order:

  • Generally noteworthy but small or only briefly mentioned details about a character that does not fit anywhere else above.
  • An obscure and not well-known point or something not everyone would know from casually reading the books may be considered a trivia.

  • Details not mentioned within the series but has been confirmed from other official, outside sources.

  • Actors and tidbits about casting, portrayal, differences from novel character, contradictions among sources, etc.
  • Real-world related tidbits, e.g. based on a real person or another fictional character not relevant to the series, etc.
  • Notable errors (continuity, etc.) in "out-of-universe" sense/acknowledged "behind the scenes".
  • Should not include speculation, false information, major plot points, among others; exceptions may be very popular and heavily discussed theories and speculations among readers.

  • Tidbits or events set to occur in future books (or just in the future of the series) that has been confirmed from other official, outside sources.

See also

  • Links to related topics not already linked in article.


Or Sources (if headings above appear significantly shorter in the table of contents), or Notes and References.

Please cite information you will be adding to articles, both from the official sources (series episodes), and others, such as articles, official website pages, interviews, reveals by the showrunners or crew, etc.. Reference them at the end of the sentence or clause (typically outside its punctuation, i.e. after the period, comma, quotation mark, like so...[1]) by putting the links of your sources between reference tags: <ref> </ref>, then include <references/> or {{reflist}} at the bottom of the page. For more information, go here.

  1. Nice, eh?

Temporary sources can be cited as links, but references that are expected to be around for a long time on the wiki need to be formatted properly. Here are the standard format for common sources:

If the reference will be used more than once, name it (<ref name=""><ref> <ref name="" />). If a wiki article link will be used as a reference more than once but for a different reference (e.g. Todd Slavkin is cited as a source multiple times, but different posts and thus would require a separate reference), link only the first instance.

External links

  • Link to primary sources
  • Or other links related to the article topic


Do not including the heading.


  • A box or table that contains links to other related pages, depending on the topic, for easier navigation.
    • Currently non-existent, but something I will be working on soon.

Interwiki links:

  • (None currently exist at the moment.)
  • Simply place the code/s at the bottom of the page, if the article is available on a wiki in another language. Code:[[ru:Алек Лайтвуд (сериал)]] Add in the following order:


  • To be edited at the right side of the editing screen. A complete categorization guide is found here.
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