Talk:Triforce (symbol)

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I wonder whether we need a separate article for this. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 15:44, 19 August 2007 (EDT)

Dunno. I guess it was a key item in passing the underground stage.Knife (talk) 19:39, 19 August 2007 (EDT)

Yes, keep it. This was an important item in the Underground Stage, so it belongs here. My Bloody Valentine


I don't think it should be deleted but I think all the non-mario info has to go. Marioguy1 (talk)

Yeah but it is then a stub. KS3 (talk)
KS3, stop saying that something should be merged/deleted because it's a stub. Have you never heard of expanding? I'm getting really annoyed. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
Also, that "non-mario info" is from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Adventure Mode's third level. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I never said it should be merged. Triforce needs to appear in more games... KS3 (talk · contribute)

Split Triforce Arcade and LoZ Triforce[edit]

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Legend of Zelda Triforce gets the identifier 8-2-2
Triforce means two different things, and can't be in the same article. One means the arcade board, which is used by Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. We also cover non-household hardware, such as the Nintendo PlayChoice-10 and VS. System for some examples. It should be worth noting that no information for the Triforce arcade board has been made available for Super Mario Wiki. Article creation will and should happen. The other means the symbol of The Legend of Zelda series, and has the loose justification of being a Super Smash Bros. series article set forth by the Super Mario Wiki coverage policy. I propose a split, but a unique one that also factors in appropriate naming, because both share the same name, if one of the three support options ends up as the winning option.

Proposer: Wildgoosespeeder (talk)
Deadline: April 17, 2018, 23:59:59 GMT

LoZ Triforce Gets Moved to the Identifier[edit]

  1. Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Per proposal. I like this option the most.
  2. LinkTheLefty (talk) Considering the previous proposal, and how small of a role the actual Triforce plays even in the Super Smash Bros. series, the arcade system board is more pertinent to the Mario franchise and should have priority. Either way, these two subjects are not big enough for a separate disambiguation page.
  3. BBQ Turtle (talk) Per all, the arcade system is more relevant to the Mario franchise, as it is virtually another form of console, than the symbol, which only appears as part of various crossovers with little relevance compared to in its series of origin, with probably the most significant being its usage as a symbol for a cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Also, in the case of Nintendo DS, the console takes priority over the battle course, as do the Nintendo GameCube versions, which I think are fairly comparable here, which suggest the console should take priority over the in-game element.
  4. Baby Luigi (talk) Per all.
  5. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Per all.
  6. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all. The arcade system is more relevant to the Mario franchise, and I also don't feel a disambiguation page is necessary, so I feel this option makes the most sense.
  7. Yoshi the SSM (talk) Per all.
  8. LUIGIRULES71 (talk) Per all.

Arcade Triforce Gets Moved to the Identifier[edit]

  1. Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Per proposal. Not as ideal, but at least two different articles.
  2. Alex95 (talk) - When you think of "Triforce", the Zelda item is usually the first to come to mind.

Both Pages Gets Moved to an Identifier, Triforce becomes a disambiguation page[edit]

  1. Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Per proposal. If the previous two options aren't liked.
  2. Alex95 (talk) - They are two different things that have minimal influence on the Mario series. Because of this, "Triforce (symbol)" and "Triforce (arcade board)" makes the most sense to me.

Do Nothing[edit]


If an identifier is needed, what should it be, to follow MarioWiki:Naming#Shared titles? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 11:10, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

There doesn't seem to be anything to split. The arcade titles are placed into the about on the top of the page, but the page content makes no mention of the arcade board. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:15, 3 April 2018 (EDT)
I was looking to create an article for the arcade board. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 11:18, 3 April 2018 (EDT)
Should make that clear, then. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:19, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

We got games:

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX doesn't seem to be using the arcade board from my records. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 12:22, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

Ooh, I'm split on this. On one hand, when one says the name, they think of the Zelda item/object/force/character/inconsistently-defined mass of power, as well as the fact that the arcade board is named after said thing, but on the other hand, the arcade board is more relevant to the Mario franchise, as the most the Zelda thingy has gotten in the extended Mario franchise is some small (instantaneous, even) cameos, and as LTL said, there's so little pertinent information for either to make a disambig page without seeming superfluous....very tricky decision indeed. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:40, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

Agreed. I'm leaning towards "best known" and going for "Triforce" for the golden triangles and "Triforce (arcade)" for the arcade GameCube just as a tie-breaker, but it's not a clean decision. - Reboot (talk) 13:44, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

@BBQ Turtle: The last part of your argument is flawed a bit; the Nintendo DS system precludes the others in hierarchy due to the fact that it predates the others, which are all based upon it. The Triforce system is named for the incomprehensibly-defined concept from the Zelda franchise, not the other way around. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:30, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

I am aware that the system is named after the symbol and that the symbol predates it, and that what I've said isn't a perfect comparison, but I'm just trying to use it to illustrate an instance where the consoles take priority over the in-game objects (The symbol and battle courses). I'm using them as a comparison for what they are as opposed to their hierarchy. My main reason for supporting is the first part of the comment anyway. BBQ Turtle (talk) 19:03, 3 April 2018 (EDT)