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There are currently only a few guidelines for the treatment of spoilers on The Marvel Database rather than strict rules. This is in order to handle each spoiler situation carefully and uniquely, should it be a special case.

Main templates used for films, episodes, comics, and possibly characters who premiere in future-released media are modified to use the Spoiler Screen Template automatically based on release date(s).

Below is a list of available templates to use in case of spoilers, with some general guidelines on how to use them.

Available templates

Template:Spoiler

To use, type {{spoiler|spoiler text}}, where the spoiler text is the text to be inserted within the spoiler box.

This template is best used for spoilers residing within an article itself, rather than the entire article being a spoiler altogether. It will require the viewer to click the 'show' button to read the spoiling text.

Template:Spoiler Screen

To use, type {{Spoiler Screen}} at the top of the page.

This template is best used for articles where multiple or any parts of the article could result in a spoiler for a viewer. It will give the viewer a chance to navigate away before being spoiled.


Revealing Alternate Identities

Characters whose real identities are either undisclosed as of the end of the issue, or revealed as part of a plot twist during the issue, can and should be treated as follows within the Appearances section: [[actual name|name used before revelation]] , thus Living Pharoah, who appears in Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 54 and Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 55 as Living Pharoah, and only becomes Living Monolith as of Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 56 can be addressed by the name he is generally known by since then. Alternately, if Norman Osborn appears separately from the Green Goblin, and we don't know he's the Green Goblin yet (i.e. prior to Amazing Spider-Man #39-40), he should be listed as each persona, and his secret disguised as above.