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For the player characters and non-player characters, how should we refer to them in the templates in general?

  • Player Characters & Non-Player Characters
  • PCs & NPCs
  • Playable Characters & Non-Playable Characters

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I think we have been using "Player and Non-Player" for the most part, but that does bring up another question: What counts as a player character? I think this applies to MT, SMT, and Devil Summoner more than, say Devil Survivor and Persona, but do we refer to any character, demon or no, who joins automatically as a Player character? Do we only count the ones who are "human" and don't consume MAG/can't be summoned and desummoned, etc? Of course, Playable/Non-Playable and PC/NPC is only a bit better on this. OK, is the Law and Chaos Heroes in SMT1, they are playable, but only temporarily, so are they playable characters, NPCs, temporary playable characters, or what?--Otherarrow (talk) 01:27, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Usually on any wiki they list temporary characters under playable too. I think this is better this way anyway because the Player Character section would otherwise be somewhat barren and a waste of space.
What we'd consider are player characters are plot-relevant characters who can't be desummoned which would include the human characters.
Anyway, the reason why I brought up the issue is because some templates have the Character header like in the template below. It would be repetitive to have that header and then mark "Player Character" and etc. so it would thus be shorted to "Player", but it's not as if all of the characters in "Player Character" are the player. On that note, we shouldn't really be using Player Character from now on, right?
« 1099769-p2ep tarot 16 Zahlzeit 02:55, July 19, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, in this case, I think we should use Playable instead. Using the P4 example, Narukami is the only P4 player character, but all the party is playable. If that makes sense.--Otherarrow (talk) 13:36, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

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