This is a set of general guidelines to follow when creating and editing mainspace articles concerning a Transformation or Transformations related to the Sonic the Hedgehog series franchise. Although this is an official guide, editors are encouraged to stray from them if it will improve the overall quality of the article.
Yellow boxes are general guidelines meant to pertain to the main text on the page.
Green boxes are guidelines for headers.
Red boxes are guidelines for anything else.
Some main space pages regarding the subject may have an abundance of images and screenshots available which make render the page unnecessarily large and difficult to navigate. A separate gallery-tab page (If there are sixteen images inside the gallery) from the main Transformation page is to be created and placed at the very top, here.
Add a quote here. Preferably a short description of the Transformation from official sources such as a game's manual or a quote said by a character's experience, viewpoints, history or significance in regards to the Transformation. The 'Quote left' template is to be used here.
The "Infobox transformation" template is to be inserted here. Information in regards to the Transformation are to be filled as much as possible including, but not limited to; The first appearance, appearances in other media, causes/effects and similar information. Image of the transformation, or subject undergoing transformation is preferred and is to be placed inside the image field of the infobox.
This is the summary. The purpose of this is to surmise the transformation in accordance to the particular game or media in appears in. Information should include a very brief description of what the transformation is, its appearance, its in-universe creation or origin, who controls it, its cause and effects against the setting and environment around it as well as its significance to the storyline overall. Details of note in the summary could also include differences or noteworthy information of the game's version between different console platforms (if available).
The purpose of this section is to go into detail in regards to the transformation's appearance, such may include changes in color, sparkling or shining effects, etc. This section can also be used to list differences between the un-transformed individual and transformed individual.
The History section serve as the transformation's biography. The content in this section must only contain information about the character's experiences and history that are considered canon in their storyline, and must be told from an in-universe perspective. It is important to make it easy to read; don't go into minor details such as specific actions and quotes. It is also important to add references to highlight certain key events, certify information or to give the text a clarified source.
For each separate chain of events or otherwise grouped sections of the character's history that share a specific relation, there must be added a header. For game characters for example, their history sections are split up between the games they appear in; these sections must each have a header that is called the same as the game that section overs. For comic/cartoon characters, their history sections are split up more ambiguously; however for these characters, their history sections should receive a header for each story arc or other central events.
For biographies that feature different versions of the character's history must be given their own sub-sections and headers.
The Game appearances section is for game characters only. This section is for info about the character and his/hers appearance in the games he/she has appeared in. This section is written in place of the History section for the transformation if the transformation in question has no biography that is considered cannon in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Examples includes games where the transformation only appears as a playable character without being involved in the storyline, crossover games, or games where the transformation is only mentioned or makes minor cameos. Alternatively, this section is written instead of the history section if the editor deems it necessary to not only elaborate on the transformation's in-universe role in the game (like in the History section), but also things like its gameplay mechanics, integration into gameplay, and its game controls.
For each game that the character appears in and the info on character there, there must be added a header which is called the same name as the game the character appears in. Do always use references when possible, especially to highlight certain key events or info.
Powers and abilities
The purpose of this section is to go into detail in regards to the transformation's Powers and abilities. Such information and detail includes how the transformation impacts the user, or against targets or on the environment around the transformed subject. What power does the transformer gain? What actions is the transforming subject able to accomplish? This section can also include detailed information on moves and techniques unique to the transformation.
In other media
A link to each different media's transformation article are to be placed here in the form of the "main" template.
The purpose of this section is to go into detail in regards to the appearance of the transformation in a media which is different from the one being discussed here. For example, if the transformation in discussion is about one which occurs in a game (or games), then this section should include a brief descriptions of ones in media such as novels, television shows, comic books etc. This should be similar in construction to the introductory summary. Information should include a very brief description of what the transformation is, its appearance, its in-universe creation or origin, who controls it, its cause and effects against the setting and environment around it as well as its significance within that particular media overall. Each media should be separated into sub sections.
The purpose of this section is to provide a list and summary of theme songs (if any) when this transformation appears. Each theme song is to be divided by bullet points, with links to their respective song pages. A short paragraph description of what the song is about and what point in time of that media it begins to play can be added here
A link to each different media's transformation theme song are to be placed here in the form of the bullet points.
A list of quotes can be provided here in regards to characters undergoing the transformation. Each quote is to be placed here with the "quote2" template. Only the most relevant and/or descriptive quotes should be added here.
The Trivia section is about small pieces of information about the person that do not fit in any of the sections above. Here, the editor must make a list of these little-known facts by using bullet points (*), where each piece of information being given its own paragraph. Be careful of what you list, however, as it is required that the Trivia is informative, not lengthy and pointless.
References and citations of where each piece of information gathered from is to be placed here, utilising the "Reflist" template.