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I'm confused[edit]

Isn't this enemy supposed to be called Swordory? I'm asking this because of this page, in which its name is Swordory, not Sodory. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:13, 8 November 2022 (UTC)

I'm honestly not sure why that wiki calls this enemy that. It says it's derived from internal data, but I just checked the files of RtDL and it's called "Sodory" there, so maybe in files of later games. Regardless, do keep in mind here at WiKirby we favor Japanese names over internal data names, as outlined in our naming policy, so we have this enemy called Sodory as it's a romanization of the Japanese name ソドリィ. This enemy has no official English name. - Gigi (talkedits) 13:25, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
To add to this, I just checked and this enemy is still called "Sodory" in the files of Triple Deluxe. So I really don't know where "Swordory" comes from. My only guess is if you got the Japanese name ソドリィ, got the ソド part and translated it as "Sword", then added the "ry" at the end, making it "Swordory", but since you do have to add the "o" to add "sword" and "ry" that feels like a very speculative name and unofficial. Ultimately, Sodory is the official name, considering internal data and the Japanese name. - Gigi (talkedits) 13:30, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
Last addition: Sword's Japanese name is ソード, which isn't even the same as the ソド from the Japanese name of this enemy, so turning that part of the name into "Sword" feels very wrong. - Gigi (talkedits) 13:31, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
The Kirby Wiki on Fandom has different policies than us on many things, and due to its larger and more anonymized userbase, a lot more things on that wiki tend to be added with no source or justification than happens here generally speaking. I've also noticed they tend to stick to the conjectural names they choose for certain articles until there is no way to justify them anymore. As such, it is generally advised to not use them as a source without checking their references (if they have them in the first place). Especially when it comes to editing here, you should always check the actual games and other media primarily, rather than the wiki on Fandom. --Samwell (talk) 14:44, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks for letting me know. I was pretty confused here. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 19:23, 8 November 2022 (UTC)