By default, this shows the page title. For pages with an identifier and special cases, it can be manually specified.
A representative image of the character - ideally, artwork from the most recently released game. However, if the latest artwork is specialized for that game (i.e. the character's wearing sporting gear, driving a kart, etc.), an older image may be retained as the infobox image instead. Note that the infobox cannot be updated while a game is still upcoming: it can only be changed after the game is released.
The franchise(s) that the character is featured within. For third-party characters, this can refer to their franchise of origin.
The specific series of a franchise in which the character appears.
The first game, book, cartoon episode, comic issue, movie, etc. that the character appeared in.
The latest game (etc) that the character has appeared in. This does not include upcoming games: the game must have been released before the infobox can be updated. Ongoing serialized comics (e.g. Super Mario-kun) are not included here.
The person who created the character.
Who voiced (or otherwise portrayed) the character in the most recently released game (etc).
If only one person has portrayed the character, use this instead of "latest portrayal".
The character's full name (for example, "King Bowser Koopa" is Bowser's full name). Only use this parameter if the full name is not the same as the title already used for the article or infobox (for example, do not list Donkey Kong's full name as "Donkey Kong," as it is redundant).
The character's species. Do not list species the character has briefly turned into or any one-off alternate interpretations (e.g. the Super Mario Bros. film).
The real-world species that the character is based on.
The character's gender
The location where the character lives.
Any jobs that the character has.
Important characters, groups, or locations associated with the character in question.