Template:Character Data/2.0

Template page


This template is used to place an Character info on a Battlestar Wiki articles. It provides lower case parameters only.


{{Character Data
 | title=
 | name=
 | photo=
 | photo 2=
 | caption=
 | caption 2=
 | age=
 | colony=
 | birthplace=
 | birthname=
 | birthdate=
 | callsign=
 | nickname=
 | seen=
 | pseen=
 | death=
 | parents=
 | siblings=
 | children=
 | marital status=
 | familytree=
 | role=
 | rank=
 | serial=
 | actor=
 | cylon=
 | 5cylon=
 | hcylon=
 | mcylon=
 | sepcon=
 | series=
 | main=
 | recurring=
 | oneshot=
 | cat=

Required Parameters

  • series: This is the designation for the series that this character is a part of. Values are TOS, 1980, Caprica and RDM. Defaults to RDM option, since a majority of the character articles are in that continuity.
  • seen: The episode in which the character first appears. Do not wikify.
  • pseen: If the episode name is different than the article name, this is what will displayed. Do not wikify.
  • role: Current job or position.

Optional parameters

  • title: If different from the article name.
  • photo: The filename of the photo.
  • photo 2: The file name for a second photo, which goes on the bottom of the infobox.
  • caption: The caption of the first photo.
  • caption 2: The caption of the second photo.
  • age: The approximate age of the character.
  • colony: The character's home colony.
  • birthplace: If the character was not born on one of The Twelve Colonies, then use this parameter instead of "colony".
  • birthname: The full birthname of the character.
  • birthdate: The date of birth. Approximate. Link to a Timeline page if needed.
  • callsign: The character's "callsign" if he or she is a pilot.
  • nickname: The character's "nickname" if applicable.
  • death: When, Where, and How they died. Please wikify the episode.
  • parents: Who are their parents.
  • siblings: Who is related to them.
  • children: How many children does this character have.
  • marital status: What's their current marital status.
  • familytree: Set this to Y if they have a family tree. The section in the article should be Family tree.
  • rank: Current rank if in the military.
  • serial: Serial number, if in the military.
  • actor: Actor/actress who plays this character. Please wikify.
  • name: If the character is a Cylon, this is their human name. For example, "Sharon Valerii" for Number Eight.


  • cylon: Insert Y to indicate that this character is a Cylon.
  • 5cylon: Insert Y to indicate that this character is a member of the Final Five.
  • hcylon: Insert Y to indicate that this character is a Cylon Hybrid.


  • mcylon: Insert Y to indicate that this character is a Cylon.

Separate Continuity

  • sepcon: Insert Y to indicate that a separate continuity article is available on the subject.
  • series: Insert the series acronym that the separate continuity is a part of. Values are TOS, 1980, and RDM.
Note: This is only for articles where the name crosses more than one continuity. For instance, "Boxey" is both a character in the Original Series as well as the Re-imagined Series. So an article on Boxey in the separate continuity material for the Original Series would use the "TOS" acronym, and thus would facilitate a link to Boxey (TOS alternate).


Categorization with this template can be turned on by adding | cat=Y to the template. By default, automatic categorization is deactivated.

  • cat: Insert Y to activate automatic categorization.

You must also have the series parameter defined as well if you are to use automatic categorization!

Once categorization is enabled, the following categories are automatically defined: Category:A to Z, Category:Characters, and the series-related categories (e.g. Category:Characters (RDM) and Category:RDM).

By defining the "death" attribute, you apply the Category:Deceased Characters and the appropriate sub category (e.g. Category:Deceased Characters (RDM)).

By defining the "colony" attribute, you automatically apply [[:Category:People from [Colony]]]. (e.g. defining "Aerelon" adds the character to Category:People from Aerelon).

By defining the Cylon attributes above, you automatically apply the appropriate Cylon categories.

Additional categories that can be auto-added include:

  • main: Insert Y to add the character to the "One-Shot Characters" category.
  • oneshot: Insert Y to add the character to the "One-Shot Characters" category.
  • recurring: Insert Y to add the character to the "Recurring Guest Characters" category.