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Even though leggings are not actually the same as boots, they do take their place in Harmony of Dissonance and their icons do display pairs of boots.
In regard to Collected Item → Collectibles, I'm not really sure what to think. I guess both pages could be merged, but currently the Collectibles page is organized in its entirety to focus only on the Harmony of Dissonance items, so you will have to come up with a good design so it can be used for both games (HoD and Legends); and of course, making sure that all links that are currently pointing to the Collected Item page, do it toward Collectibles when (and if) you have finished. (TIP: Use What links here)
About the Crystal (power-up) and Morning Star (power-up), I'd say to leave both pages, as the former is also used as reference to the other diverse types of crystals that have appeared throughout the series.
About the Copper, Silver and Gold pages/categories, I have thought about linking all items to the Gold page several times in the past, but I've always refrained from it because I believe some of the former admins pretended to categorize each element separately (e.g.: "Gold" category); and also because it appears that Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night treats each element for a specific purpose (although I could be wrong). I guess we'll have to put that to vote on Discord as I would like to hear Chernabogue's insight on it first.
And last, let's leave Carmilla's page as it is (I believe that topic had already been discussed in the past).
Hello, just wanted to say thanks for the help when i added into some of the pages to help them out (changing one pic for a better one, adding a line or two) Very appreciative.
I was wondering if we could change Gabriel/Dracula's bio images for their artwork images like shown for Trevor and Simon (that pose pic of Dracula with the burning cross behind him and the Gabriel one where he's standing before Marie's grave). Hope this isn't too much to ask for as i figured it'd make the bio stand out more with said art shown off like the pages are for Trevor and Simon (wonder why Victor never got an art promo image).
Actually, you're not the first person who has asked us to change Gabriel's/Dracula's profile pictures back to his artworks (to be honest, I'm not a fan of the current ones either), so feel free to change them if you want. We generally don't like when someone changes the image on an infobox, but I guess that in this case we could make an exception.
Just first please take a look at this revision; this was how the page looked before the image was changed:
The animated series takes place in its own timeline/universe; as such, any characters and events that take place in it may or may not share the same characteristics than those they were based upon from the main Castlevania timeline. This also allows the series the introduction of new characters and unique events. In other words, the Trevor Belmont from the animated series is not the same from Dracula's Curse and other titles in the main timeline; he has his own backstory and lives in his own era.
Presumably, they come from one of the Japanese official guides, although I'm not sure if from the NTT Pub's or Futabasha's. They were added by one of our former admins and any information provided by him is to be trusted. Read more here.
Death's not given any storyline involvement in that game, nor in Castlevania/Super Castlevania IV, Simon's Quest, Dracula's Curse and Bloodlines, so there's really not much to say about it. I believe the manuals only limit themselves to say that he's "Dracula's confidant" and similar things (at least the English ones, I'm not aware if the Japanese manuals expand about his participation in those games).
Regarding ReBirth, there's a small "Trivia" bullet that mentions he was added to that game, even though he didn't appear in the original. If you wish to expand more about his participation in that (and/or the other) game(s), feel free to do it, jut please be careful not to add any fan speculation.
I seem to have an idea of what was the problem; the code and templates' data on all affected pages were actually correct. If an issue of this nature still displays on a page, it usually gets resolved after the whole wiki's database has updated, which happens once every day.
However, there exist certain types of events that will never get resolved, and as such, will keep on presenting false positives, as it was this case. These will only get fixed after the affected pages have been manually updated via an edit.
I've just made null edits on all remaining affected pages and they have finally disappeared from the "Pages with broken file links" category page.
I wanted to thank you for your edits to a lot of the pages I had edited, including fixing spelling errors I had made and re-wording things to sound a lot more fluid. Thanks for making me feel welcome~! ^_^
That recent edit on the Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia page was made by an anonymous user. According to them, Dracula reaches 800 years old during the events of OoE, as Mathias Cronqvist/Dracula was born in 1062, thus giving 1862 as the starting point when OoE could have taken place. However, I don't know where that specific "800" years number comes from, and unless a valid source is provided it could have merely been made-up.
The ending number, 1897, is the year when Quincy Morris, John's father, killed Dracula prior to the events of Castlevania: Bloodlines, giving us only 35 years to work with between when Shanoa and Quincy each killed him.
As we all know by know, the "Dracula resurrecting every 100 years" rule has long been abolished. If we check the timeline, Dracula's real resurrections (i.e., not only as a ghost) greatly differ between time periods, most frequently happening an average of every 40+/- years (Symphony of the Night and Curse of Darkness being remarkable examples of short time lapses).
I think this user didn't take certain factors in consideration while calculating those numbers (or maybe I'm just missing something). That said, for the time being I think it would be better to play it safe and restore the page to its original state. Still, I'm going ask the people at Discord what they think about this.
I think the "100 years" thing was really just the state of affairs before the turn of the 19th century; personally speaking, I would say someone writing in 1801 could truthfully make the claim that Dracula's return happens every century, since before this time battles against Dracula happening in the same century were just parts of their centennial cycles, since it often takes more than one attempt to kill Dracula "properly": for example how 'Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse', the original 'Castlevania', and 'Castlevania: The Adventure' lead to 'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness', 'Castlevania II: Simon's Quest', and 'Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge' due to Dracula having been at first defeated but not vanquished by each era's heroes. It could also be argued that 'Symphony of the Night' is part of the same cycle as 'Rondo of Blood', since Shaft is behind Dracula's resurrection in both cases, but this is also the beginning of an interesting turning point. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it becomes increasingly clear that Dracula isn't just coming back "early" but that his resurrections are going to continue to happen more and more frequently (probably due to the power of humanity's darkness growing alongside the first truly global conflicts), culminating in his final cataclysmic resurrection in the year 1999.