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This is the Manual of Style for character Lore subpages. These example pages are structured purposefully with headers and subheaders in specific order, from top to bottom. The order is strictly enforced for all associated pages.

Page template (for copy and pasting)

  • Use this when creating fresh Lore pages.
{{CharacterTabs|base={{BASENAME}}|active=lore}}
{{LoreStub}}
__TOC__
== Official Profile ==

== Background ==

<!--== Journal Entry == 
-->
== Events ==

== Trivia ==

=== Etymology ===

== Special Cutscenes ==
{{HolidayTabs
|birthday_link1=
|birthday_text1=
|birthday_link2=
|birthday_text2=
|birthday_link3=
|birthday_text3=
|birthday_link4=
|birthday_text4=
|birthday_link5=
|birthday_text5=
|newyear_link1=
|newyear_text1=
|newyear_link2=
|newyear_text2=
|newyear_link3=
|newyear_text3=
|newyear_link4=
|newyear_text4=
|newyear_link5=
|newyear_text5=
|valentine_link1=
|valentine_text1=
|valentine_link2=
|valentine_text2=
|valentine_link3=
|valentine_text3=
|valentine_link4=
|valentine_text4=
|valentine_gift=
|whiteday_link1=
|whiteday_text1=
|whiteday_link2=
|whiteday_text2=
|whiteday_link3=
|whiteday_text3=
|whiteday_link4=
|whiteday_text4=
|whiteday_gift=
|halloween_link1=
|halloween_text1=
|halloween_link2=
|halloween_text2=
|halloween_link3=
|halloween_text3=
|halloween_link4=
|halloween_text4=
|halloween_link5=
|halloween_text5=
|xmas_link1=
|xmas_text1=
|xmas_link2=
|xmas_text2=
|xmas_link3=
|xmas_text3=
|xmas_link4=
|xmas_text4=
}}

== Fate Episodes ==
{{FateTabs
|intro=
|skill=
|lvlcap=
|maxlvl=
|cross1=
|crosschar1=
|cross2=
|crosschar2=
|cross3=
|crosschar3=
}}

== Side-scrolling Quotes ==
{{VoicelessQuotes
|quote1_jp=
|quote1_en=
|quote2_jp=
|quote2_en=
|quote3_jp=
|quote3_en=
|quote4_jp=
|quote4_en=
|quote5_jp=
|quote5_en=
|quote6_jp=
|quote6_en=
|quote7_jp=
|quote7_en=
|quote8_jp=
|quote8_en=
|quote9_jp=
|quote9_en=
|quote10_jp=
|quote10_en=
}}
== References ==

CharacterTabs

Template:CharacterTabs is at the top of all character pages and subpages. It serves a directory for a single character's pages.

Characters with multiple versions

When dealing with multi-version characters, you can reuse sections from the original character's lore page if applicable. Reuse specific sections by using:

{{#lsth:CHARPAGE/Lore|SECTION_HEADER_NAME}}
CHARPAGE: The wiki page name of the character.
SECTION_HEADER_NAME: The name of the section to be transcluded.

For an example, see Percival (Summer)/Lore and Percival/Lore

"Official Profile", "Background", and "Events" are good sections to specifically transclude between variants. DO NOT transclude "Journal Entry".

Official Profile

See Template:CharProfile for how to archive character profiles on the wiki.

This section stores officially-posted, short character biographies. Sources include, but are not limited, to: https://granbluefantasy.jp/ blog site, Japanese anime-centered "PASH!" magazine, events like A Thousand Reasons.

If a character doesn't have an official profile, it should be noted with: This character does not have an official profile.

Background

A descriptive write-up with intention of introducing the character. It is a collective summary of character's endeavors as they were portrayed in fate episodes, story events, light novels, manga, and anime.

  • If possible, its focus should be more on describing character's important life experiences before meeting Main Character that shaped them into who the crew got to know. For examples, see Gawain/Lore#Background and Vaseraga/Lore#Background.
  • If there's not much information provided about their past, their current status, known deeds, and goals can be emphasized instead. For an example, see Feather/Lore#Background.
  • Using references is not necessary, but if seen as needed they should redirect to respective event story chapter/anime episode/character fate episode/etc on the wiki rather than link to outside sources. For an example, see Seofon/Lore#Background.

Personality

A subsection focusing on the character's personality is optional. Character's most noteworthy personality traits and their effect on their action can be put here. For an example, see Vane/Lore#Personality.

Relationships

A subsection for inter-character relationships is optional. Character's relatives, friends, rivals and such can be listed here with a short description stating who they are to said character.

Journal Entry

1. Entry's name.
2. Entry's profile.
3. Button to see entry's zoomed-in art. Only this bigger image should be uploaded to the wiki.
4. Entry's va (voice actor).

In the event that an NPC character becomes playable or an already playable character appears as NPC, enter their NPC Journal entry page here.

This section can be removed from character's Lore page if they do not have a NPC Journal entry.

If an entry contains heavy story spoilers, consider making a separate page for it. Example of such is (spoiler warning) this page.

How to add journal entries

  1. Remove the <!-- and --> used to hide the section.
  2. Copy&paste empty template, which can be found below, onto character's page.
  3. Go to the character's associated entry page under Journal→Field Notes.
  4. Fill the template with available information.
    Caution: Copy&paste the text via tools such as Allow Simple Copy*. Do not write it by hand.
    *https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-allow-copy/aefehdhdciieocakfobpaaolhipkcpgc
  • name can be found below entry's art.
  • va can be found above the name, on the right side of the entry.
    • Putting the name will create a redirect to Wikipedia article of the same name.
    • In the Journal, some voice actor names are written entirely in upper case while others lack necessary macrons—correct them if noticed.
  • When uploading the art image, add Npc_zoom_ prefix to its name, e.g. Alicia's (3990446000_01.png) would be called Npc_zoom_3990446000_01.png.
    • If character's NPC art is the same as its playable version, use it instead.
  • id can be looked up based on the art image. If it's called 3990446000_01 then the id is 3990446000.
  • race and gender can be looked up in the field notes by using "Sort" filter.
    • race can be either Human, Erune, Draph, Harvin, Primal or Other.
    • gender uses one of the following: m for "male", f for "female", o for "other".
  • join refers to source of the entry, usually a story event.
    • Likewise, release_date will be related to when such event started if the entry was unlockable at the beginning, or by the time of its second half if it could be only unlocked afterwards.
  • To obtain jpname and jpva, switch your game's language to Japanese.
  • Leave obtain, jptitle, and charid empty.

For an example, see Template:Non-party Character page.

Empty template (for copy and pasting)

{{Non-party Character
|obtain=
|name=
|art=
|gender=
|profile=
|race=
|va=
|join=
|id=
|charid=
|jpname=
|jptitle=
|jpva=
|release_date=
}}

Events

A bullet list of events that the character appears in, in chronological order.

* [[Event 1]]
* [[Event 2]]
* [[Event 3]]

Trivia

Character trivia/lore that doesn't fit anywhere else such as character's full name or Character Banter they share with others.

  • Keep unrelated to each other information in separate bullet points.

Etymology

Etymology related to the character's name, skill names, charge attack names, and status effect names. For examples, see below.

  • Use quotation marks when referring to the names and their translations.
  • When dealing with character's alternative versions, use just their base name, e.g. Aliza instead of Aliza (Water).

Etymology section examples

Page How it appears on the page How it looks like in source editor
Lancelot/Lore
  • Lancelot's name is based off of the Lancelot of Arthurian Myth. Sir Lancelot du Lac (of the Lake) was a knight of the round table and King Arthur's greatest companion.
* Lancelot's name is based off of the Lancelot of Arthurian Myth. Sir Lancelot du Lac (of the Lake) was a knight of the round table and King Arthur's greatest companion.
Haaselia/Lore
  • Haaselia is a play on the German word "Hase", which means "rabbit".
* Haaselia is a play on the German word "Hase", which means "rabbit".
Vajra/Lore
  • Like the other Divine Generals in Granblue Fantasy, her name is derived from the Twelve Heavenly Generals in Buddhism. Her English name is the romanization of her corresponding General's Sanskrit name.[1][2]
* Like the other Divine Generals in ''Granblue Fantasy'', her name is derived from the [[wikipedia:Twelve Heavenly Generals|Twelve Heavenly Generals]] in Buddhism. Her English name is the romanization of her corresponding General's Sanskrit name.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Heavenly_Generals</ref><ref>https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/十二神将</ref>
Percival (Light)/Lore
  • His charge attack and skills names are in German.
    • "Edelflamme" (properly, "Edle Flamme") translates to "noble flame".
    • "Schlacht" means "battle".
    • "Wahrheit" means "truth".
    • "Koenig Wurde" (properly, "Königliche Würde") means "kingly/royal dignity".
    • "Macht" and "Zerreissen" mean "might" and "to rip apart", respectively.
*His charge attack and skills names are in German.
**"Edelflamme" (properly, "Edle Flamme") translates to "noble flame".
**"Schlacht" means "battle".
**"Wahrheit" means "truth".
**"Koenig Wurde" (properly, "Königliche Würde") means "kingly/royal dignity".
**"Macht" and "Zerreissen" mean "might" and "to rip apart", respectively.
Siegfried (Fire)/Lore
  • Siegfried's first skill, "Verdrangen", is German for "suppress".
  • "Mirage" is named after the first track from the power metal band Manigance's album "D'un autre sang".
* Siegfried's first skill, "Verdrangen", is German for "suppress".
* "Mirage" is named after the first track from the power metal band [[wikipedia:Manigance|Manigance]]'s album "D'un autre sang".
Lucio/Lore
  • Lucio’s skills are named after songs by progressive metal band Symphony X, with the exception of his first skill titled “Revelation”, which comes from an album by them of the same name.
* Lucio’s skills are named after songs by progressive metal band [[wikipedia:Symphony X|Symphony X]], with the exception of his first skill titled “Revelation”, which comes from an album by them of the same name.

Special Cutscenes

During certain holidays of the year and the date entered in as the player's birthday, there are special cutscenes available for viewing. These cutscenes are usually just a couple of celebratory lines from each character part of the player's crew, although sometimes gift items can be given or received. They can be viewed by looking at the character's profile and clicking a button while the promo is ongoing. Not all characters have these special cutscenes.

Event Dates
Happy Birthday Player's birth date*
Happy New Year January 1-7
Valentine's Day February 14-17
White Day March 14-17
Trick or Treat October 31-November 7
Happy Holidays December 25-30

* Happy Birthday messages stay available for about a week past the date.

How to add cutscene text and links

  1. Go to the character's associated Lore page.
  2. Find the subsection for Special Cutscenes.
  3. Add the text to the appropriate fields in the HolidayTabs template.
|xmas_link1=
|xmas_text1=
|xmas_link2=
|xmas_text2=
|xmas_link3=
|xmas_text3=
|xmas_link4=
|xmas_text4=
|xmas_link5=
|xmas_text5=
  • All usages of player names (i.e. your name) should be replaced with (Captain).
  • Please be aware of which cutscene you are viewing by examining the URL. For example, http://game.granbluefantasy.jp/#quest/season_event_scene/scene_s2_christmas_3009_v4/0/2005/3040120000/2/5 contains s2 meaning it's cutscene 2 and v4 which is the 4th released version of that character.
  • Maintain any linebreaks by using <br /> tags after each block of text.
  • Multiple versions of the same character usually have the same cutscene text, but this doesn't matter. Cutscene text should still be added under all versions. URLs will always be different.
  • Do not manually type in cutscenes as it is susceptible to errors. Use the Allow Copy chrome extension to highlight in-game text for easy copy and paste of cutscene dialogue.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-allow-copy/aefehdhdciieocakfobpaaolhipkcpgc

Fate Episodes

See Meta:Manual of Style/Fate Episodes for steps on how to archive Fate Episodes on the wiki.

Individual Fate Episodes are archived within the Scenario namespace on the wiki. These are then transcluded with Template:FateTabs.

{{FateTabs
|intro=
|skill=
|lvlcap=
|maxlvl=
|cross1=
|crosschar1=
|cross2=
|crosschar2=
|cross3=
|crosschar3=
}}
  • intro: the character's introductory episode which rewards 50 crystals.
  • skill: fate episode for learning a new skill
  • lvlcap: Lvl Cap +1 Fate Episode
  • maxlvl: 5★ max level fate
  • cross1: cross-fate episode
  • crosschar1: the other character(s) part of the fate episode
  • cross2: cross-fate episode
  • crosschar2: the other character(s) part of the fate episode
  • cross3: cross-fate episode
  • crosschar3: the other character(s) part of the fate episode

If there are extra fate episodes (such as the Eternals), please see Template:FateTabs on how to add a custom tab.

Side-scrolling Quotes

Side-scrolling quotes are voiceless lines said by characters during side-scrolling scenes that play before non-raid fight starts. Even if they are disabled in "Quest" settings, all lines can still be acquired from the game.
See Template:VoicelessQuotes for method of acquisition.

Other Appearances

Gallery of character official appearances in other media, sorted by release order if possible.

References

List of references used on a page. This section should not be manually edited.