There is often much discussion regarding which alternate universe/timeline characters deserve their own pages within the Comic Vine wiki and which deserve only a section within the main continuity character's wiki page.
To be honest, this is a hard thing to gauge and is a case-by-case basis. This thread will serve as a community discussion to determine if indeed an alternate universe character is unique and impactful enough to warrant their own page.
Not all need be included but the more check marks you get, the more reasonably the character would deserve a separate page.
- Drastic difference in origin and/or powers
- Drastic difference in character identity, motivation or alter-ego
- Often interacts with main universe counterpart
- Has impersonated or taken the place of main universe counterpart for extended periods
- Played a key role in major events or events that alter or effect the main continuity universe
- Resides in the main continuity universe
- Becomes a major hero or villain in the main continuity universe
- Has numerous or extensive appearances
- Has their own title
There may be some that may have a lot of these criteria but don't really need a separate page and there may be some that only meet a couple that do. It's a very complicated selection which is why it's gone so long unresolved. We just don't want 16 pages for the same character because they are from an alternate universe.
Keep in mind, some pages already added on the site should be merged, which can be discussed in the forums as well. The wiki is a community effort.
Obviously, staff can override any of us and what they say goes. If they want an alt page that doesn't meet these criteria, they get one. If they want one to go away, it does.
If any one has anything they would like to add, let's do this.