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This is a Boilerplate. Only edit this article if you know what you are doing.

Use this boilerplate article as a guideline on how to make Character articles.

If you have already read all the instructions in this boilerplate, you might find it easier to use the copy+paste article to copy and paste to your new article:

Make sure to read up on the help section, so you know how to properly edit articles before continuing.

First add a brief intro about the article, above all the headlines. Make sure to have the name of the article in the first three words of the first sentence, and bold it. Keep it as short and descriptive as possible. One or two lines of text.

If the article is a fan character, make sure to add the {{fancharacter}} header template. Also add the "|Name_of_author" attribute to give credit to the author, or yourself, whomever originally came up with the idea. Also credit any fan artists that might have helped.

Secondly, under the first headline, update the Charbox. This one is just here as an example on how it can look:

Character in Diablo III[edit]

Diablo Character [e]
Deckard Cain
Horadrim Descendant
Bosshead.png Main Character Bosshead.png
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Status: Alive
Occupation: Scholar
Affilliation: The Horadrim
Friends: Leah
Foes: Prime Evils
Location: Tristram (presumed)


  • Character info.
  • Talk about the character in the game.
  • What AI does he use, behaviour?
  • Anything else that is interesting about the representation of the character in the game, or differences from previous games.
  • An image can be nice here. Thumb aligned left.

Spells and Abilities[edit]

List all the spells or abilities the character has that is beyond "auto-attack".

Known NPC X Types[edit]

Describe similar NPCs of the type this one is. For example, a city guard with sword, halberd or bow. It describes their roles.

  • Use only where applicable.
  • Display the different types of NPCs, like weapon/equipment carried, or behaviour difference.
  • Example: Warrior, Archer, Mage.

Known Subtypes[edit]

Use only if there are NPC X Types. It describes "sub-family" NPC articles, like their rank.

  • Use only where applicable.
  • Use for things like rank/clan/colouring of same type of NPC.
  • Example: Moon Clan, Blood Clan, Death Clan.

Related Characters (and Monsters)[edit]

List any Non-Player Characters that has a relevance, such as other similar NPCs, pets or monsters. Like Franklin Burroughs and Dune Threshers. Keep it to in-game relations.


Explain the character's personality. Can be extensive.


Lore section. Writing style should be "in-world" encyclopaedic. Section can be long, and it should have appropriate sub-headers. Use headings from the Charbox.


List friends. Not limited to interactions in the games, but include books as well as rumours, but make sure rumours are marked as such.


List friends. Not limited to interactions in the games, but include books as well as rumours, but make sure rumours are marked as such.

Other Related People[edit]

List anyone not included in friends/foes. Not limited to interactions in the games, but include books as well as rumours, but make sure rumours are marked as such.

Previous Appearances[edit]

Add this section if you can discuss Diablo I or II NPC of the same name/type. Link to D2W as well as other D3W articles as needed.


Notes from development of monster. Might have changed between games, or during Alpha/Beta/Release stages.

  • Appearance
  • Concepts
  • How the unit evolved


Fun facts. If you add a trivia fact, also add the it to the Category:Trivia.


You can find pictures in the Diablo 3 screenshot and picture gallery:

Related Links[edit]

List any links that would be useful for further reading on this particular monster. Try to avoid double links with the "References" section below.


List of references to make the article. Internal or external links.

  • A Character article will almost always be included in the Category:Lore