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Defining Canon Friendliness

Main article: Halo Fanon:Rules#Canon Policy

Halo Fanon is built on the concept of writing within the Halo universe. Therefore, following Halo canon is key to writing mainspace articles on Halo Fanon, because Halo canon is what separates this wiki from other fan fiction wikia. Established canon should be regarded during the writing of articles.

Contradiction
If an article contradicts something already stated in canon, then the article is considering as breaking canon.
Dates
Certain things happened at certain times in the Halo universe. Authors should make sure to check dates relevant to their article before posting.
Naming
The UNSC and Covenant have specific ways they name things. While there are exceptions in some fields, in others, there are not.
Rank and Position
Rank and position go hand in hand. Generals almost never see frontline combat, and Privates never lead regiments. When attributing a rank to a character, make sure that what they do makes sense in light of that rank. Furthermore, Zealots do not command ships; Ship Masters do. Make sure that the rank you attribute is from the correct branch of ranking. Both the UNSC and Covenant have a clear set of ranks for combat and for naval forces.
Grouping
Certain groups are already well defined in the Halo universe, and when attributing a character to a certain group, authors should check to make sure the character meets the requirements to have been in that group.
Behavior
While individual characters do not have to behave in a certain way, one should ensure that the UNSC and Covenant, as a whole, behave in the way they normally do when writing fan fiction. For example, the Covenant are imitative, not innovative, and so if a member of the Covenant invents something by meddling with a Forerunner artifact further than the San 'Shyuum deemed fit, other members of the Covenant would deem this as heresy.
God-modding
God-modding is when an author's article is overpowering and/or has no real weaknesses. The article may also be unrealistic and may also have its canon friendliness disputed, due to the previously stated distinguishing reasons. Authors should avoid making their characters too powerful or without any weakness, as this is not only unrealistic, but also unfair to other users, especially when participating in Role Playing.
To see an unofficial but helpful and in-depth guide about God-modding, click here.
Unrealism
If an article is unrealistic for conventional matters not necessarily having to do with Halo itself, the article can be considered as breaking canon, since Halo operates in a universe that abides by realism.
Lack of Halo
Authors should make sure they are actually writing in the Halo universe. Articles that have nothing to do with Halo, while not necessarily a breach of canon, break a separate rule, Rule 3: Fanon should be Halo related. These articles should also be marked with a the NCF template and a vote to move them to the author's namespace started on the page's talk page if necessary changes to the page are not made after two week.
World War 2 Halo
As the name implies, this is when an article contains pictures or descriptions of weapons, equipment or technology that has no place in the 26th century. This can go from soldiers in uniforms of the 20th/21st century to a UNSC weapon article with a picture of say, an M1 Garand. This mainly applies to pictures that would look out of place within the Haloverse, and offending articles should be tagged with this template: {{WW2Halo}}
Other
Identifying breaches in canon include, but are not limited to the above list. Certain things that would seem to break one of the above problems might be explained in such a way as to make sense, and there are things that break canon that are not explicitly named here. These are just a general rule of thumb for identifying breaches in canon.
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