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Featured In {{{books}}}

This template is to be used on articles discussing any distinct group of beings; including plants, animals, magical creatures, magical creations, etc.

To use this infobox, add {{lifeform}} to the top of the page and fill in some of the fields, removing those that are unneeded.


This infobox will add the article to Category: Lifeforms.


  • The books parameter is required and should provide links to the books or series which the subject is Featured In
To indicate the setting within which the subject matter is discussed, the following parameters are accepted. At least one of these should be provided, and they should be provided in most-to-least specific order, as they are in the above list.
  • The world parameter should provide the name of the planet the lifeform is native to. This will generate a link to the planet passed.
  • If the setting is an alternative earth, the earth parameter should be used instead, and should provide the series name (such as |earth=Alcatraz which will create a link to Earth (Alcatraz) or |earth=Reckoners to link to Earth (Reckoners)).
  • If neither world or earth are sufficient, then a universe can be provided.
  • To indicate the specific area or region a lifeform is from, provide the native parameter to produce a Native To row
The infobox has the ability to show an image of the lifeform by providing the filename, eg |image=lifeform.jpg. This parameter should be on the first line after the opening {{lifeform as the image is placed at the top of the page. The filename will be passed to {{row/image+artist}} and will show the image and provide attribution to the artist.
Optional parameters
  • To specify what type of lifeform the article describes, such as ???, use the type parameter
  • To indicate the lifeforms special skill and properties use the abilities parameter
  • If the lifeform has specific uses in the setting they can be listed using the uses parameter
  • If the lifeform is always or can be sapient use |sapient=Yes or |sapient=Some respectively, which will add the article to category: sapient beings
Special parameters
  • To override the title shown in the infobox, the |title= parameter should be passed

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