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In the past, there have been several minifigures up for deletion, due to the fact that they have appeared only in a video game, and they are not playable characters. Some have been deleted, some have been kept. We should really have some sort of consistency with this, which is why this forum has been started. Should we allow pages on non-playable, video game only minifigures to be created?


  • Personally, I would say no. I don't see the harm in having information about non-playable characters on the video game page itself. This way, people don't go clicking links to the character page, getting all excited thinking there's an actual minifigure/video game minifigure they can play as, only to find out that the character just appears in the background of some cutscene for half a second (example). If you can't play as them, you can't know their full abilities or actions in the game, and while you can give some sort of description, it's likely the parts haven't been made into real LEGO, so you can't really reference any parts. So basically, the article comes down to an image, and background information from the fictional Universe they're from (Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.) and if you're going to want an in-depth description of the character, you're going to Wookieepedia or the Harry Potter Wiki (from above examples) anyway, so there isn't a huge point in having the articles. So my vote goes for keeping the non-playable characters to the video game page, or having a "List of non-playable characters in <video game name>" page created with a brief description of the characters, and creating redirects from the character names to either the list or video game article. NightblazeSaber 00:11, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
For me it would have to depend on the role the character sets for the rest of the game. If it were a minor second role, it should be placed on a list like "List of Non-playable Characters from {Insert title}" to stick them all onto one article. For others like Butler Bot they should go on "List of Implied Characters/Items" under their own section. That's just my opinion, though. Yours may differ. GG 360Gamegear.jpg 00:22, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
I would delete non-playable characters, but list them at, say LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 as an example, but without links to them. We need to do the same with Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman characters.  Samdo994 talk contribs  12:54, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
I would say: delete non-playable charaters who appear only in cutscenes, keep non-playable characters who actually appear in the gameplay. Jag 19:09, July 16, 2010 (UTC)

Per everyone. BobaFett Talk Adventure logo.png MOCPages Group (Click) 16:09, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Can we put this through now?  Samdo994 talk contribs  10:55, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
I think we virtually have a consensus and it's been going for over 2 weeks, ok with me if it goes through. NightblazeSaber 11:36, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Per all Kingcjc 13:10, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
So what exactly do we have a consensus on? Jag 19:13, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Can we please put this through? We have got more and more unneeded articles on Brickipedia.  Samdo994 talk contribs 
Yes, but we just need to decide what to put through: Delete all unplayable characters, or delete unplayable characters in the actual gameplay. (i.e., When you're moving around, slashing your lightsaber, using the Force...) This would apply to characters such as Gungan and Dexter Jettser, both of whom appear in the gameplay. The would mean that we delete characters such as Poggle the Lesser and Shaak Ti. (Though if the new 2011 sets are correct, Shaak Ti would be a new minifig.) Jag 19:51, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Nighthawk. @Captain Jag: You can actually play as Shaak Ti in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. Construction Worker Do you need help? 11:42, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Oh yeah, sorry, I forgot. Jag 19:11, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
I'll set up voting on it.  Samdo994 talk contribs  12:31, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
...and we're tied again- any more votes? NightblazeSaber 23:42, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

Voting

The following section is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. The result was Delete only non-playable characters who appear in cutscenes

Delete all unplayable characters

  1. Those pages include nearly nothing. We can list them still and describe them at the respective Star Wars video game page.  Samdo994 talk contribs  12:31, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Per Samdo NightblazeSaber 12:37, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

Delete only non-playable charaters who appear in cutscenes

(And keep non-playable characters who actually appear in the gameplay)

  1. Jag 19:11, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
  2. I think NPCs who you can fight or who are mildly important should be kept. BobaFett Talk Adventure logo.png MOCPages Group (Click) 18:13, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
  3. --Lewis Cawte (Talk - Contact) 06:45, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
  4. ----- It's Magic - Kingcjc 08:26, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
  5. Per BobaFett, NPCs who actually appear in the gameplay have enough importance to be kept. --Jedimca0(Do or Do Not, There is No Try) 00:00, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Keep both


Would someone be able to list down minifigures that they knew are cutscene only? I've been going through the Star Wars ones, and the ones I'm not sure on are

So if someone could clarify those too, that'd help a lot. Thanks, NightblazeSaber 06:25, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

I don't have the complete saga, but in LSWI, Dexter Jettster is in his diner- not sure if the hub counts as gameplay. Jag 23:42, November 19, 2010 (UTC)

Here are some Harry Potter and Indiana Jones videogame-only minifigures, which need to be checked too.

Harry Potter

  • A lot to go through, and I'm kinda busy working on converting a list I'm about to mention into a table, but this is a list of all playable characters in the HP video game (for the console versions) NightblazeSaber 10:44, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
Crossed out some articles, that appeared in that list.  Samdo994 talk contribs  11:16, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
Went through the rest. Crabbe Sr and Goyle Sr aren't on console versions, but I think I read somewhere they're on the DS. Not sure though. NightblazeSaber 11:33, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
That means after the new policy we need to keep all those? :S No other cutscene characters?  Samdo994 talk contribs  11:37, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
Not that I can see (just went through the cat and couldn't spot anything) NightblazeSaber 11:47, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
I believe Crabbe sr and goyle sr are some of the few PSP/DS exclusives ----- It's Magic - Kingcjc 16:36, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Indiana Jones

Use <s></s> when a charecter has been checked (to be kept or marked for deletion), please.  Samdo994 talk contribs  14:25, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

Crossed a few and added a note to Enemy Guard about = Guard (Indiana Jones)? ----- It's Magic - Kingcjc 16:18, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
The Guard (Indiana Jones) article is about the german guards, the Enemy Guard page about the videogame character. I don't play the game, but I guess "Guard" can be a german as well as (eg.) a Russian guard or the enemy guard.  Samdo994 talk contribs  16:23, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
That would smell like a merge. :P -Nerfblasterpro: Can you believe it's only been a year?Maverick.jpg 21:34, November 23, 2010 (UTC)
But you can use a lot of these!!! Most in fact! BobaFett Talk Adventure logo.png MOCPages Group (Click) 16:39, November 24, 2010 (UTC)
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