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Species: Presumed Human
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The VillainBox as presented here is a template with a lot of placeholders for the most basic of data on a character. It's grown a good bit since my first experiments with the now-retired Stranglebox template and this has made it necessary to offer some documentation on its use.

How to use the HeroBox/VillainBox

The long and involved process works thusly. If you just want the damn Box, go directly to the Cheat Sheet.

Trigger the use of the HeroBox/VillainBox on your page if you plan to include it. At the top of your edit window, enter:

{{HeroBox or {{VillainBox

Below that, you'll want to fill out all the parameters that you can fill out or care to fill out. For this, you'll need the name of the parameter that corresponds to the field you'll want to fill; in most cases, the parameter names are the same as the name of the field, but they differ in some. A complete list can be found below. The format for filling in a parameter is as follows:

| parameter = value
| name = Villainguy

This will replace the {{{name}}} placeholder in the original HeroBox/VillainBox with 'Herodude'. Each parameter should be put in a new line for ease of parsing and debugging in case something goes wrong.

The last four fields of the HeroBox/VillainBox use a smaller font because they're designed for a potentially long list of additions. How you fill the Powers, Abilities and Equipment fields and whether you want to add any footnotes is essentially up to you, but for easiest readability, you'll want to offer single terms that summarize some or all of your character's applicable capabilities there. This could still be a veritable laundry list of things, or it could be as simple as an entry saying 'Pheromone-Based Mind Control' or whatever. Either way, the main body of the page allows sufficient room to expand on things, the HeroBox/VillainBox is mostly meant for an at-a-glance summary of the most important character data.

Close the Template. This is done by appending the following at the end of your list:


And with this, you're set.

List of Parameters

The HeroBox/VillainBox Cheat Sheet

Just copy/paste the below list into your character's Edit box. Just remove either the word HeroBox or VillainBox, whichever is not applicable and fill in any categories that you might care to fill in. Leave all other lines blank or delete them.

| image = 
| caption =
| name =
| player =
| archetype =
| origin =
| level =
| realname =
| aliases =
| species =
| age =
| height =
| weight =
| eyes =
| hair =
| nationality =
| occupation =
| birthplace =
| hometown =
| marital =
| relatives =
| powers =
| abilities =
| equipment =
| footnotes =


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