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Supporting character section[edit]

This edit, of course, brings up questions about what exactly the character template's content should feature. When I made the template, the idea I had was that it was listing characters within sections indicating in which game were they first given a genuinely noteworthy story role, whether or not they had a less major appearance in a previous game or make a return appearance in a later game. It's because I think duplicated names is something that should be avoided.

By what I was thinking, Briggs and Kraden being featured in the GBA supporting character section because they were important supporting characters in the GBA games "covers" how they also make just as major story-relevant appearances in Dark Dawn. When players of Dark Dawn see these characters and look them up, that they are listed in the character template as having been introduced in their first important role in the series back in the GBA games should be enough.

For the issue of Tret and Laurel on the other hand, it's debatable whether their role in the GBA games was even the least bit "major"; from a story analysis perspective, in the first Golden Sun they're really just guest characters for a sidequest that happens to be mandatory in order for the party to be allowed to start proceed back onto the core plot. Whereas in Dark Dawn, they give important information to both you and Ryu Kou that ends up triggering an enormous event that ties in directly with the game's title and dictates the course of the last third of the entire game. Therefore, even though the Waelda were introduced through a pretty big but still incidental sidequest, it's not until Dark Dawn when their first truly story-relevant role transpires, which is why I had put their names in the Dark Dawn section and not the GBA section. All-in-all, I would personally revert this edit based on these points... Erik the Appreciator 03:21, 18 December 2010 (CST)

I agree. The Sea Shines Golden 11:11, 18 December 2010 (CST)

Now that the antagonist section is gone...[edit]

There are a lot of NPCs, so I was wondering if we should have a separate section for NPCs that you fight in battle (in addition to meeting in the overworld, of course). I'm not too sure about the idea myself, so I thought I'd bounce it off everyone else.

Let's see, so far we have: Saturos, Menardi, Agatio, Karst, Blados, Chalis, Tret, Briggs, Moapa, and maybe Volechek (although that would be stretching things a bit). The World's Hungriest Paperweight 21:52, 25 February 2011 (CST)

Hello, I'm not sure whether there should be categories for people the player fights, because that might take some of the air of mystery out of it, as it were. I would just leave it as is, but I'm not about to argue or anything. Either way would be fine, really.
I've got a quick suggestion, however. Arcanus has quotes around his name, and when they are moused over, the thingie reads "Alex." I'm guessing that's to prevent spoilers, but the first thing I did when I saw the quotes was wonder why they were there and mouse over it. So I would just leave the quotes out, because that they exist at all tells unspoiled readers that there's something fishy about his identity... The Sea Shines Golden 22:56, 25 February 2011 (CST)