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Module:Tier List

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Tier List Generator written by Tarkus Lee from Dustloop

Module:Tier_List is used to generate tier lists directly within the wiki using HTML, and the existing character labels.


A tier list requires that arguments be present in order.

  1. All of the tiers, ordered from top to bottom

Within a given tier, you must define the label for that tier (the letter that appears inside of the colored square) followed by a semicolon character (';').

Short Names in Labels

The tier list will attempt to find the appropriate icon and link for a given character. If you choose not to use the full name of a character, you must set up a necessary redirect from the short name to the full name. This applies to both the icon file and the character page itself.


{{#invoke:Tier List|drawTierList
|Top 10;Pikachu,Joker,Pyra,Roy,Peach,Pac-Man,Mii Brawler,Palutena,Fox,Steve
|Top;Wolf,Mr. Game & Watch,R.O.B.,Mario,Sonic,Snake,Wario,Shulk,Pokemon Trainer,Samus,Sora,Zero Suit Samus,Young Link,Olimar,Lucina,Sheik,Cloud
|High;Yoshi,Min Min,Captain Falcon,Terry,Ness,Ryu,Diddy Kong,Kazuya,Greninja,Byleth,Link,Chrom,Mega Man,Corrin,Luigi,Inkling,Hero,Sephiroth,Falco,Ken,Bowser,Incineroar
|Mid;Lucas,Mewtwo,Wii Fit Trainer,Jigglypuff,Pichu,Duck Hunt,Bayonetta,Toon Link,Mii Gunner,Pit,Rosalina & Luma,Ike,Robin,Ridley,Villager,Richter,King K. Rool
|Low;Zelda,Marth,Bowser Jr.,Isabelle,Kirby,Ice Climbers,Mii Swordfighter,Donkey Kong,Meta Knight,King Dedede,Banjo & Kazooie
|Bottom;Lucario,Dr. Mario,Piranha Plant,Little Mac,Ganondorf

local p = {}

function p.drawTierList(frame)
  local wikitext = "<div class=\"tierList\">" -- initialize the wikitext with the container for the list
  local GAME = frame.args[1]:gsub("%s+", "") -- capture the target game from the first arg
  local character = "default"
  local numberOfTiers = tablelength(frame.args)
  local colors = {'b8ff89', 'fdff89', 'ffdf7f', 'ffbf7f', 'e98d87', 'ff7ff0', 'd17fff', '7fbfff', '7feeff', '7fffc3', '7fffc3'} -- an array of pre-defined colors

  for index=2,numberOfTiers do
    local currentTier = trim(frame.args[index]) -- use the argument at the current index as current tier data
    local tierLabel = string.match(currentTier, '(.*);') -- capture tier label from all characters before first ';'
    currentTier = string.match(currentTier, ";(.*)") -- remove the tier label from the current tier data

    --Inject tier label
    if index == 2 then -- first tier should have a rounded top corner
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div class=\"tierHeader\" style=\"background-color: #" .. colors[1] .. "; border-top-left-radius: 4px;\">" .. tierLabel .. "</div>"
    elseif index == numberOfTiers then -- middle tiers are normal
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div class=\"tierHeader\" style=\"background-color: #" .. colors[index-1] .. "; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px;\">" .. tierLabel .. "</div>"
    else -- final tier has a roudned bottom corner
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div class=\"tierHeader\" style=\"background-color: #" .. colors[index-1] .. ";\">" .. tierLabel .. "</div>"
    -- open a new tier container
    if index ~= numberOfTiers then 
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div class=\"tierGroup tierUnderline\">"
    else -- final tier does not have an underline
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div class=\"tierGroup\">"

    -- iterate over tokens in current tier, sperrated by ',' character
    for token in string.gmatch(currentTier, '([^,]+)') do
      character = token
      -- inject character label
      local characterLabel = frame:expandTemplate{ title = 'StockIcon', args = { GAME, character, '32px' } }
      wikitext = wikitext .. "<div>" .. characterLabel .. "</div>"
    -- close the current tier container
    wikitext = wikitext .. "</div>"


  -- close the entire tier list
  wikitext = wikitext .. "</div>"

  return wikitext

-- Return the size of a table by iterating over it and counting
function tablelength(T)
  local count = 0
  for _ in pairs(T) do count = count + 1 end
  return count

function trim(s)
  return (string.gsub(s, "^%s*(.-)%s*$", "%1"))

return p
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