This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. 1358(Talk) 20:38, February 14, 2012 (UTC)
I first realized this while reading the article on Assaj Ventress. Her main image is a realistic drawing from the cover of a book (or perhaps a comic). Yet, her first appearance was in that of the stylized 2003 Clone Wars show, and her most common appearance is in the modern Clone Wars show, which is also highly stylized. Shouldn't her picture be one from her most common appearance (if visual)? Another example is Captain Fordo, a Clone captain from the 2003 clone wars show. I believe his image now is one from the packaging of his action figure, instead of the many shots that could have been used from the show he was in. I've also seen this with weaponry and pretty much anything that began in a cartoon or videogame but then branched out. Personally, i assert that a character/object should be represented by the most common representation of it, not the most realistic.
Agree? Disagree? Discuss. --Littleloup 23:09, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
If you read the talk page for Ventress, you'll see that her current picture is there because it was agreed upon being both the best quality and the favorite out of the options given. As far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong), there is no policy dictating what(be it cartoon or real) can be an info box photo.
Generally speaking, if you have a photo you feel would be a better than X's current info box photo, present it in the talk page and have a vote. Korsa3 12:08, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
If there exists a live-action photo of the character, that is always used. This only different in the most extreme cases, such as Corran Horn, where he isn't looking at the camera and half of his face isn't shown. NaruHinaTalk 06:12, June 16, 2011 (UTC)