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GTA Wiki
This page documents the Manual of Style guidelines of the GTA Wiki.
It concerns standards that all users should follow.

In order to keep our wiki providing the best information about characters to the public there are set guidelines that should be used in order to create high-quality articles that ensure the best information and a convenient reading experience for readers. Standard rules such as "neutral point of view" and third-person perspective apply for editing for character articles.


  • Template:Infobox character
    • Notice: IMDb may NOT be used as a source for voice acting/motion capture credits, as the content within IMDb is ultimately user-curated and cannot be 100% confirmed true. Editors should use sources such as in-game credits, announcements and updates from Rockstar Games, or the actor's personal website and social media outlets.
  • Intro (No headings required for opening section): For example: "X is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a major/supporting/minor character in Grand Theft Auto 1".
  • History: should contain "Background" information of the character (written in past tense), the involvement of the character in the events of the game in which it appeared (written in present tense). For example:
    • Background
    • Events of (name of the game(s) which the character is/are in)
    • Post-(game) (if needed; past tense)
  • Character: contains the following;
    • Personality
    • Appearance
    • Skills (if needed)
    • Relationships (only major ones)
    • Police crime record (if any, if there's no character section the police crime record comes alone)
  • Appearances
    • The character's appearances in games and missions. (does not include mentions by other characters)
  • Gallery
    • Should include artworks and several high-quality screenshots; fan-made artworks or mods are not allowed.
  • Trivia
    • Miscellaneous information relevant to the character.
  • Navigation; should include the character navboxes related to the character - if a character appeared, for example, in Grand Theft Auto IV, please add this template.

What to Avoid[]

  • Opinions and biased information.
  • Speculation will be met with very low tolerance and will most likely be removed.
  • Adding modded images to article pages, as the natural forms are all that is necessary.
  • Adding images alongside text in loose form. Images should only be in the lead infobox or one of the organised galleries.
  • "The sky is blue" trivia points; we would like to avoid the possibility of patronizing our readers.


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General practices
Article contentHeadings and subheadings | Naming conventions | Lead sections | Body content | Trivia | What didn't happen | References
Writing practicesTone and narrative | Punctuation | Spelling and grammar
FormattingText formatting | Dates and numbers | Internal and external links | Lists and tables | Table of contents | Censorship
Non-article contentDisambiguation pages | Navigation boxes | Infoboxes | Tophats | File uploads | Categories
Article layoutsAnimals |
Other practicesWe're not Wikipedia | Ignore the rules | What needs a Manual of Style
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