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I re-moved the page to The Pain and "The" Great One - which is proper because "The Great One" is a separate phrase. (Actually, I'm confused as to why this was allowed - I thought it would tell me to bring it to WP:RM since somebody moved it over the redirect.) Anyway, nothing on WP:CAPS forbids this. Nor should it. In short, it's not a normal "the". Wikkitywack (talk) 21:30, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Please LOOK INSIDE! these "the Pain and the Great One" books. "The Great One" seems to be merely a typographical aberration: . memphisto 22:54, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
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The result of the proposal was not moved. Unfortunately, it is the marketplace that determines the title, not an analysis of correctness. --rgpk (comment) 21:49, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
The Pain and the Great One → The Pain and The Great One – This from the article: "The girl refers to herself as The Great One, while calling her brother The Pain." These are the official nicknames of the characters ("the" is consistently used). As such, they should be treated like proper names, i.e. all initial letters should be capitalized. This is a different matter from something like "The Owl and the Pussycat" or "The Cat and the Canary". In those examples, "the" is not capitalized because we are not talking about an owl called "The Owl" or a pussycat called "The Pussycat", etc. This is perfectly in line with Wikipedia's naming policy. Wikkitywack (talk) 21:54, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
As I had already noted above "The Pain" and "The Great One" seems to be merely a typographical aberration or alternative: Please examine the covers and LOOK INSIDE! these "the Pain and the Great One" books: . memphisto 08:35, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Oppose, as demonstrated by the links above, the title as used in the books themselves seems not to require a capitalized The.--Kotniski (talk) 11:42, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Okay, guys, let's get this straight: this is not a matter of what typography is used more often in the marketplace (this is stylistic choice - the publishers can do whatever they want) - instead, it's a matter of "what is the correct title for an encyclopedia with typographic rules"? We have two characters consistently called "The Pain" and "The Great One" - these are their titles, if you will - therefore "T" is capitalized in "The Great One" because it is a separate phrase! (And it would appear that the original agrees with me.) @memphisto - I put the examples of The Owl and the Pussycat and The Cat and the Canary in there for you, because you used them as like examples on my talk page. Do you catch my drift or am I being completely unclear here? Wikkitywack (talk) 21:30, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
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