Talk:List of Robotech characters

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Regarding mergers of Macross characters into Robotech Characters page[edit]

Honestly, I don't feel that this would be a particularly good idea. Even though there are numerous similarities from the original to Robotech, there are also significant differences between interpretations of characters from one version to the other, due to translation issues, and the nature of Robotech as a combination of three unrelated shows into a single entity.

CBeilby 02:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Merging; how to make a character list[edit]

Per the discussion at Articles for deletion/Ben Dixon I've created this page and started work on merging the characters into it. Although I don't fully agree that all the individual character pages should be deleted / redirected here (for example, Minmei), the majority of the 30-some character pages contain only a few paragraphs, and mostly concern minor characters, so it seems appropriate to consolidate them in some way. Even as a Robotech fan, I think some of these characters have little hope for expansion into a substantial article.

Since there seems to be little interest, I'm taking this task upon myself as just out of necessity, but if anyone else out there is interested then some discussion about the right way to approach this would be benefical.

I'm not trying to get this all right in one go; I realize that some major changes to layout and wording may happen over time, but I'm simply trying to get a decent starting article up there. I've never created a character list on Wikipedia before, so some feedback on how to go about that would be especially appreciated. It seemed reasonable to me that for Robotech (and not Macross) characters, they be divided up by the generation they appear in since, save for maybe The Sentinels, I don't recall any overlap (There were story references to previous-generation characters, but not appearances by them)

Regarding which characters to redirect here, I think a few may merit keeping their own pages. Minmei is the best example, since references are made to her throughout many Macross series, which refer to a "Minmei Attack" (such as Macross Plus(?), etc) and since she's part of this franchise's story spanning so many iterations it wouldn't make sense to reduce her description to another short blurb TheBilly (talk) 03:07, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Merging[edit]

I think this is primarily a Macross argument. I don't see this problem for let's say Southern Cross characters or Mospeada characters. Strange really, considering the central premise of Robotech is taken from those two series and not on Macross.

Anyway, this whole "based on" idea should be scrapped, because Robotech characters were not "based on" the original source characters. Robotech is based on the show. The characters are simply there, and, while sharing animation with the original sources, ended up being different altogether due to the convergence of 25 years of creative, translation, amalgamation, broadcasting issues. Just as an example, Robotech Roy is much more serious and much less freewheeling than Macross Roy, if only because 1980s American TV could not allow the drunken sometimes profanity-laced action of Macross Roy to be shown to children.

I think it is better to say that they are "equivalents of" each other. As in they have equivalent places in the animation, but allowing for the idea that they have individual, separate developments within each storyline.

I actually think that enhancing each of the individual character profiles would be more beneficial than this list, especially since there is already a list of both Robotech and Macross characters. For minor characters, have both information available in the same profile... while major characters will have their profiles separate. Sounds a lot more simple to me... and apparently to those who set it up this way already.

By the way, you are missing the Shadow Chronicles information. Kinglehr (talk) 07:33, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Khyron[edit]

I think that Khyron should not be included into this article. Just look at Spanish and Serbian wikipedia. -- Bojan  22:11, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Don't merge them[edit]

I don't think we should merge them. The resulting article would be too long. We should keep them separate to make the more manageable. (99.240.181.177 (talk) 21:06, 11 May 2008 (UTC))

It might be workable if we seperate them into groups.--Marhawkman (talk) 14:22, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

The articles have to remain separate. If we make them into a bunch of big articles, they will become too big, and will be edited too often (the more information is on an article, the more potenial edits and additions we be made). It's just not workable. It's best they remain individual articles. (Hyperionsteel (talk) 21:42, 9 July 2008 (UTC))

I think Johnathan Wolfe and Marcus Rush should be merged as they are both minor characters Dwanyewest (talk) 02:04, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

I have mentioned this before but here I go AGAIN.
List of Robotech characters is in need of reform and links formatted because its hard to read as its unwieldy and has no consistency. I added character inboxes to the most notable characters and this is a list of characters I feel should be merged and split
These are the articles I think should split to avoid confusion

Dwanyewest (talk) 15:58, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Merging doesn't mean "keep everything that is written in the articles and put them in a single article". In th next days I'll nominate for AfD some minor characters. I have to check them first. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:17, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

While we are at it these characters need to be merged to this page

Rand (Robotech)

Wealth of Information[edit]

I am surprised the official Robotech website is not used more often to support information regarding characters as a whole look [1]. I have only started watching this show on DVD recently and I am shocked and surprised from what I found that very little official information from the website is used to support information written on the using a reliable source. One of the problems I have is there are too many self published sources and is the burden of the writer to prove what they are saying is true

Dwanyewest (talk) 23:43, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Marlene Rush[edit]

See this version of the above article for information that should be merged here. At that time that article should be redirected here, as its current target contains no information whatsoever. G.A.S 17:16, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

This article needs renaming[edit]

I believe List of Robotech characters should be renamed List of minor Robotech characters because if the main characters have sufficent information to justify a solo article it seems unecessary to put the same information on the List of Robotech articlces. I believe that this article should be renamed and reserved for minor characters.

Dwanyewest (talk) 14:04, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Weak disagree - while the coverage of characters should be kept to a minimum and linked with a main tag, I see no reason to limit this list to just the minor characters. Jminthorne (talk) 06:43, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Interesting merge. Nice and long.[edit]

121 kilobytes long. Interesting. I see the WP:SIZE rules have changed. It now reads that if its 400k long, you should WP:split it into side articles, since modern browsers can handle up to that amount. So, all information will be kept then? When there aren't as many people around to notice, no one is going to come in and decide to delete 90% of it? That has been known to happen. I think its great to have as much information about all of the characters as possible. Gives fans of the series something interesting to read. Dream Focus 17:17, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Maia Sterling[edit]

Aurora Sterling is a character from Robotech II: The Sentinels who did not appear in the completed animation. However, her character design for the show can be seen in the Robotech Masters Legacy Collection 5 extras DVD. Aurora was not invented for the novels, but the novels go into more detail about her as they do with everything else in Robotech. Armobomber (talk) 01:10, 22 May 2010 (UTC)