||By default, this is not necessary, as it will automatically use the article title. When this is not desirable (e.g., where there is a (Disambiguation) tag in the article title), 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 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 first game, book, cartoon episode, comic issue, movie, etc. that the character appeared in.
||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 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.
||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".
||(This parameter is no longer used in wiki articles and stays on the template only due to its usage on an entry of MarioWiki:BJAODN.) Important characters, groups or places associated with the character in question.