Hello fellow TtM fans, I’m an active editor currently improving the wiki's templates. In this post I want to propose some changes regarding the character infobox. (If you don't know what that is, it's the box on the top of a character page which lists general info about the character - there's one on Eva's page for reference.)
Right now I feel that some info in it is unnecessary, and I just think there are things that could be changed to improve reader experience.
Here are my suggestions:
Removing the Appearance section. A character’s appearance is well-covered in the Appearance section of the page itself, which is quite accessible (i.e it’s listed in the table of contents). Additionally, at least one full body sprite is usually already present in the infobox, clearly showing the character's features and colors. I'm sure most readers are players who already know what the character looks like anyway.
[Implemented] A “Featured in” row instead of “First appearance”. It would list all the games (and official comics maybe?) where the character appears.
A "Role" row instead of "Occupation". Not all the characters have a well-defined job, and I think it’s more important to point out what role the character plays in the game. For instance, Johnny could be listed as SigCorp’s client, and Faye is Colin’s imaginary friend. Characters whose job is a major part of the role they play (like Eva and Neil as SigCorp employees) can have their job written there as before.
Adding a row at the bottom where there are links to related categories. Take for example Eva’s infobox. In this new row, we could add links to the Major Characters category, Sigmund Employees category and Female Characters category.
I'd show a preview of what it'd look like on the wiki, but the plain infobox template has some issues and I don't feel like fixing it yet.
Anyway, do let me know what you think. I'll need community feedback before changes can be made. Also, feel free to suggest more stuff in the comments.
(Side note, I've also brought up these suggestions on the template's talk page to make it easier to keep track of things.)