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Category talk:Enemies

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I have a question. For those enemies that are only known by their Japanese names (like, say, the one-eyed scorpion foe from Zelda II), are we going to be able to put up articles on them and put them under the Japanese name? Just asking, because there's a LOT of stuff from Zelda II that doesn't have an article because no official English translastions of the names exist. Dinosaur bob 09:50, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

If they have no official english translation, then it makes more sense for them to be created under the official Japanese names, rather than made-up English ones. A note stating the nature of the name should be enough. --Adam 15:56, 18 October 2007 (EDT)


All right. Thanks. I'll try to have the articles, under the Japanese names for those Zelda II enemies, up soon. Dinosaur bob 21:03, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Enemy Page Structure

There is one thing that has been happening recently that is greatly annoying me. A lot of the enemies that used to be structured with a section for each game now no longer have any information on the appearances in each game and now only have "general information", which is not very informative. By reorgizing the enemies pages this way a ton of information was lost, and it is destructive as most of the enemies ae wildly different from game to game, wth only a few basic features that remain in common. Please return to the old structure. Ganondox (U) (T) (C) 13:34, 13 March 2011 (EDT)

One of the reasons why we went with the new structure was because mostly, most enemies in the Zelda series don't change their attack patterns, weaknesses, appearances etc. For those exceptions, we have come up with solutions like seen in the Stalfos, Iron Knuckle and Darknut. Also, I think most of the information was kept intact, just perhaps differently worded to keep away the redundancy. It may seem like we removed information from the way the pages look, but I can assure you we didn't! Dany36 13:55, 13 March 2011 (EDT)
Perhaps if you elaborate what articles suffer from the current reorganization, we may be able to seek a change. We went ahead with the new format because it cut down almost all the redundancy present in the old version. Because I was the one that reorganized the majority of them, I can be sure to tell you that no information that was in the old layout was lost - only redundant, similar information between the sections was cut away to focus the article and cut down on excess text. Separating it into "Characteristics", "Variations", and "Weaknesses" not only centralizes the information into clear subtopics, but gets the reader right where they need to be instead of reading through the entire article just to find a specific weakness or characteristic. User:Cipriano/sig 14:55, 13 March 2011 (EDT)

Stalfos and Darknut are 2 of the articles with the new structure that bother me the most, as the are fought completely differently in each game (except for the gameboy games). For example, in the original Loz stalfos were just an ordinary that walked back in forth. In the gameboys games they jump around chaotically when you try to attack them, in Ocarina of they are the standard sword wielding enemy, in twilight princess they need to be destroyed after they are killed, and in the minish cap can have their heads sucked off with the gust jar. Yes, a lot of the information still exists, but it is a lot harder to figure how a stalfos in a specific game behaves. Ganondox (U) (T) (C) 21:35, 7 June 2011 (EDT)

Hmmm...I see your point... If you have any other suggestions on how we can improve the Stalfos article (and/or any other article you feel could use a better reorg), then feel free to speak up or maybe even make the changes yourself! I'll see what I can do later on today to address some of the things you said. Dany36 12:31, 9 June 2011 (EDT)
I agree with you, bro. The Armos page also suffers from the same problem, but to a lesser degree. What I suggest is we break them up by game, like we had it before. When we want to apply the kind of page format in question, we should do it with common sense. I think that if there's enough similarities between games, not just one or two, then that may warrant merging them by traits. Otherwise, they should stay by game. But that raises a new question. What counts as "enough"? — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  12:53, 9 June 2011 (EDT)

Before I get a thousand questions as to what I'm up to (again)

Before I get a thousand questions as to what I'm up to with removing page content then readding it I'm trying to fix this. Which so far is working sorry for the confussion and strain on the servers I wont do this all the time but its the only way to fix this rather annoying problem. --Shadow Reaper 17:16, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Okay I've double checked and all the enemies from Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland are in their correct locations now. I dont know why they stay in their original location when the pages were moved but now we should be fine as long as no one moves the pages again. :P --Shadow Reaper 17:50, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

I wonder if simply purging the page cache would've had the same effect as removing and replacing content... I'm not convinced this was the only way to do it. Good job all the same, though :P — Hylian King [*] 22:25, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
No, I've tried that before, however later today I thought about simply removing the brackets around the enemy template and the enemy category to remove the messed up link. That should have had the same effect...oh well. :P --Shadow Reaper 07:27, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Design section

Would anyone mind if I added a section for the physical appearance of monsters throughout the series. Many of them like Wizzrobes, and Moblins change their character designs drastically game by game? Delsait (talk) 20:42, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Um, I don't know what it is that you're suggesting. We already have categories for "Enemies in GAME" if that's what you're referring to. - Midoro (T C) 22:09, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
Stuff like "Bokoblins are consistently somewhat wirey humanoids that are smaller then Moblins. In the Wind Waker, Bokoblins have snouts, Devil tails, what seems to be fur and a single horn on their head." Delsait (talk) 03:55, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
That sort of thing can go into the game appearance sections of the monster pages. - Midoro (T C) 04:51, 4 December 2016 (UTC)