History AwesomeMcCoolname / VideoGames

16th Sep '17 4:32:49 PM nombretomado
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** What, that's really it? No love for the likes of ''Iron Tager'', ''Ragna the Bloodedge'', ''Noel Vermillion'', ''Celica A. Mercury'' or ''[[YagyuJubei Jubei]]''?

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** What, that's really it? No love for the likes of ''Iron Tager'', ''Ragna the Bloodedge'', ''Noel Vermillion'', ''Celica A. Mercury'' or ''[[YagyuJubei ''[[UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei Jubei]]''?
4th Sep '17 7:21:44 AM WaterBlap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': In the game-within-a-game VisualNovel "Beautiful Attempt", you can, instead of telling the love interest your real name (which is apparently hilariously awkward and shameful) give a fake, romantic name: "Vaughn St. Lovecastle". Once you've imagined all the Harlequin romance novels a guy with that name should be the hunky lead for, and their requisite covers with him lying on bearskin rugs in front of the fireplace, recall that he's a gangly, teenaged, asian-stereotyped Hylotl with a strong resemblance to a three-eyed frog and an obsession with air hockey.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': In the game-within-a-game VisualNovel "Beautiful Attempt", you can, instead of telling the love interest your real name (which is apparently hilariously awkward and shameful) give a fake, romantic name: "Vaughn St. Lovecastle". Once you've imagined all the Harlequin romance novels a guy with that name should be the hunky lead for, and their requisite covers with him lying on bearskin rugs in front of the fireplace, recall that he's a gangly, teenaged, asian-stereotyped Hylotl with a strong resemblance to a three-eyed frog and an obsession with air hockey.hockey.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSexyBrutale'', the titular mansion is named InUniverse thus because it sounds "glamorous." Moreover, all of the guests are named interesting names, like Tequila Belle or Lafcadio Boone.
28th Aug '17 9:48:26 PM Usernumber2920
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** The name "Highwind" is an awesome name that just automatically commands respect when you hear it. It's usually the surname of several [[DragonKnight Dragoons]] throughout the series, starting with Ricard Highwind from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. Other examples include [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain Highwind]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cid Highwind]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Aranea Highwind]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has Butz Klauser, changed to Bartz in the English release for [[UnfortunateNames obvious reasons]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Even if most characters don't have really astounding names, we still have Clyde Arrowny [[spoiler:A.K.A. Shadow]] and his daughter Relm, Cyan Garamonde or [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo]].
*** What about a gambler named Setzer Gabbiani ("Gabbiani" means trick/cheat)? A blue mage called Strago/[[SublimeRhyme Stragus Magus]] which literally means "Twisted Mage"? Locke Cole is a double pun for lock and Loki ([[Myth/NorseMythology the Norse deity]]) and it fits perfectly for a thief. Terra Branford is the perfect example since her Japanese name is Tina and they [[{{Woolseyism}} changed it for the western release]] because it sounded too simple and common.



** "Cid Highwind" is an awesome name that just automatically commands respect when you hear it.
*** Don't forget his FinalFantasyIV namesake, Kain Highwind!
** Cloud's ShadowArchetype Zack Fair has a pretty cool name also.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has the main character named ''Lightning''. That's…that's just great. "Lightning" is just her code name. Her real name is [[spoiler: Eclair Farron, or just Claire in the English localization.]] Guess what that means in French? [[spoiler: No, not the pastry. It means "lightning".]] The reason behind her going by "Lightning" is a plot point.
*** That game also has Snow Villiers and Sazh Katzroy, which is just fun to say.
*** Also, Sazh is an airship pilot (and as such, may be considered a "Captain,") has a long team-up with Vanille, so you have "[[IncrediblyLamePun The Captain and Vanille.]]"

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** "Cid Highwind" is an awesome name that just automatically commands respect when you hear it.
*** Don't forget his FinalFantasyIV namesake, Kain Highwind!
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Cloud's ShadowArchetype Zack Fair has a pretty cool name also.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has the main character named ''Lightning''. That's…that's just great. "Lightning" is just her code name. Her real name is [[spoiler: Eclair Farron, or just Claire in the English localization.]] Guess what that means in French? [[spoiler: No, not the pastry. It means "lightning".]] The reason behind her going by "Lightning" is a plot point.
*** That game also has Snow Villiers and Sazh Katzroy, which is just fun to say.
*** Also, Sazh is an airship pilot (and as such, may be considered a "Captain,") has a long team-up with Vanille, so you have "[[IncrediblyLamePun The Captain and Vanille.]]"
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' gives us some gems in the form of Vayne Solidor, Basch fon Ronsenburg, and King Raithwall. The Imperial Judges get some sweet names too, like Gabranth and Zargabaath, but those are assumed names.
*** Vaan's name was Van in the Japanese version too.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has Butz Klauser, changed to Bartz in the English release for [[UnfortunateNames obvious reasons]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Even if most characters don't have really astounding names, we still have Clyde Arrowny [[spoiler:A.K.A. Shadow]] and his daughter Relm, Cyan Garamonde or [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo]].
*** What about a gambler named Setzer Gabbiani ("Gabbiani" means trick/cheat)? A blue mage called Strago/[[SublimeRhyme Stragus Magus]] which literally means "Twisted Mage"? Locke Cole is a double pun for lock and Loki ([[Myth/NorseMythology the Norse deity]]) and it fits perfectly for a thief. Terra Branford is the perfect example since her Japanese name is Tina and they [[{{Woolseyism}} changed it for the western release]] because it sounded too simple and common.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' gives us some gems in the form of Vayne Solidor, Basch fon Ronsenburg, and King Raithwall. The Imperial Judges get some sweet names too, like Gabranth and Zargabaath, but those are assumed names.
*** Vaan's name was Van in the Japanese version too.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''
has Butz Klauser, changed to Bartz the main character named ''Lightning''. That's…that's just great. "Lightning" is just her code name. Her real name is [[spoiler: Eclair Farron, or just Claire in the English release for [[UnfortunateNames obvious reasons]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Even if most characters don't have really astounding names, we still have Clyde Arrowny [[spoiler:A.K.A. Shadow]] and his daughter Relm, Cyan Garamonde or [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo]].
*** What about a gambler named Setzer Gabbiani ("Gabbiani"
localization.]] Guess what that means trick/cheat)? A blue mage called Strago/[[SublimeRhyme Stragus Magus]] in French? [[spoiler: No, not the pastry. It means "lightning".]] The reason behind her going by "Lightning" is a plot point.
*** That game also has Snow Villiers and Sazh Katzroy,
which literally means "Twisted Mage"? Locke Cole is just fun to say.
*** Also, Sazh is an airship pilot (and as such, may be considered
a double pun for lock "Captain,") has a long team-up with Vanille, so you have "[[IncrediblyLamePun The Captain and Loki ([[Myth/NorseMythology the Norse deity]]) and it fits perfectly for a thief. Terra Branford is the perfect example since her Japanese name is Tina and they [[{{Woolseyism}} changed it for the western release]] because it sounded too simple and common.Vanille.]]"
8th Aug '17 2:30:14 PM Mooncalf
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* Johnny Style, the sunglasses-wearing rabbit pirate from ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure'' who always seems to beat Zack to wherever he's searching for treasure.

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* Johnny Style, the sunglasses-wearing rabbit pirate from ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure'' who always seems to beat Zack to wherever he's searching for treasure.treasure.
* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': In the game-within-a-game VisualNovel "Beautiful Attempt", you can, instead of telling the love interest your real name (which is apparently hilariously awkward and shameful) give a fake, romantic name: "Vaughn St. Lovecastle". Once you've imagined all the Harlequin romance novels a guy with that name should be the hunky lead for, and their requisite covers with him lying on bearskin rugs in front of the fireplace, recall that he's a gangly, teenaged, asian-stereotyped Hylotl with a strong resemblance to a three-eyed frog and an obsession with air hockey.
26th Jul '17 5:06:38 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Upcoming Team Ico game ''The Last Guardian'' is known in Japan as "Hitokui Ōwashi Trico," which can be translated as "Trico, the Man-Eating Sea-Eagle."
* In the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'', there are quite a few examples. [[{{Samurai}} Heishiro]] Mitsurugi, [[NatureHero Rock Adams]], [[{{Pirate}} Cervantes De Leon]], [[TheTrickster Dampierre]], [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Lady]] [[FemmeFatale Isabella]] "Ivy" [[TheBaroness Valentine]], Hildegard [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething "Hilde"]] [[KnightInShiningArmor von Krone]] and [[LizardFolk Aeon Calcos]] are stand out examples.

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* Upcoming Team Ico game ''The Last Guardian'' ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'' is known in Japan as "Hitokui Ōwashi Trico," which can be translated as "Trico, the Man-Eating Sea-Eagle."
* In the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'', there are quite a few examples. [[{{Samurai}} Heishiro]] Mitsurugi, Heishiro Mitsurugi]], [[NatureHero Rock Adams]], [[{{Pirate}} Cervantes De Leon]], [[TheTrickster Dampierre]], [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Lady]] [[FemmeFatale Isabella]] "Ivy" [[TheBaroness Valentine]], Hildegard [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething "Hilde"]] [[KnightInShiningArmor von Krone]] and [[LizardFolk Aeon Calcos]] are stand out examples.
15th Jun '17 12:27:42 PM BeerBaron
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* The Nords and the Dragons in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' pretty much run on this trope. For example, the leader of the rebellion? Ulfric ''Stormcloak''. The name of the main antagonist is Alduin, which translates to '''Destroyer Devour Master''' and just so happens to have the moniker ''World-Eater''.
** A few AwesomeMcCoolname characters from Skyrim worth mentioning:
*** Ulfberth War-Bear.
*** Galmar Stone-Fist.
*** Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.
*** Eorlund Gray-Mane.
*** Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.
*** Idolaf Battle-Born.
*** Mjoll the Lioness.
*** Aela the Huntress.
*** Oengul War-Anvil.
*** Hermir Strong-Heart.
*** Bolgeir Bearclaw.
*** Falk Firebeard.
*** and subverted with [[ADudeNamedDude Vekel the Man]].
** While [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] is the common translation of "''[[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord Dovahkiin]]''", a more accurate one would be "Dragonkind Hunter Born", which in English could be rendered as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Born Hunter of Dragonkind]]". No wonder the Dragons [[OhCrap crap themselves]] whenever they see [[TheDreaded the Dragonborn]] on the battlefield.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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The Nords Nords, Tamriel's ProudWarriorRace of HornyVikings, typically have first names pulled from medieval Norse while they have badass sounding clan names or sobriquets, leading to this - Ulfric Stormcloak, Arkming the Flayer, Ulfgar the Unending, Else God-Hater, Falk Firebeard, Frofnir Trollsbane, Aldi Winterblade, Ulfberth War-Bear, Galmar Stone-Fist, Torbjorn Shatter-Shield, Idolaf Battle-Born, Mjoll the Lioness, Alea the Huntress, Oengul War-Anvil, Hermir Strong-Heart, Bolgeir Bearclaw... The list goes on and the Dragons in on and on with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' pretty much run on Skyrim]]'', set in the Nord homeland, providing many more. They are also known to subvert it with some rather lame sounding names mixed in, still in this trope. For example, fashion, such as [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Vekel the leader of Man]], Nils the rebellion? Ulfric ''Stormcloak''. Bland, Horstar Home-Wrecker, Geilir the Mumbling...
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The name names of the main antagonist is Dragons, when translated from Draconic, are a mix of this and LukeNounverber. Alduin, which the BeastOfTheApocalypse in ''ES'' lore and BigBad of ''Skyrim'', translates to '''Destroyer Devour Master''' and just so happens to have the moniker ''World-Eater''.
** A few AwesomeMcCoolname characters from Skyrim worth mentioning:
*** Ulfberth War-Bear.
*** Galmar Stone-Fist.
*** Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.
*** Eorlund Gray-Mane.
*** Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.
*** Idolaf Battle-Born.
*** Mjoll the Lioness.
*** Aela the Huntress.
*** Oengul War-Anvil.
*** Hermir Strong-Heart.
*** Bolgeir Bearclaw.
*** Falk Firebeard.
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''World-Eater''. Other cool Dragon names include Nahagliiv ('''Fury-Burn-Wither'''), Sahloknir ('''Phantom-Sky-Hunt'''), Odahviing ('''Snow-Hunter-Wing''') and subverted with [[ADudeNamedDude Vekel the Man]].
many more.
** While [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] of ''Skyrim'' is the common translation of "''[[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord Dovahkiin]]''", a more accurate one meaningful translation would be "Dragonkind Hunter Born", which in English could be rendered as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Born Hunter of Dragonkind]]". No wonder the Dragons [[OhCrap crap themselves]] whenever they see [[TheDreaded the Dragonborn]] on the battlefield.battlefield...
18th May '17 7:52:22 AM GM_3826
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** From ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' Desco. Not cool enough for you? How about what its an acronym for: DEATH AND EXTERMINATION SUBMERSIBLE COMBAT ORGANISM. Add that to the fact that Desco is a [[{{Moe}} cute]] and [[LargeHam hammy]] yet [[BadassAdorable badass]] EldritchAbomination.

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** From ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' Desco. Not cool enough for you? How about what its it's an acronym for: DEATH AND EXTERMINATION SUBMERSIBLE COMBAT ORGANISM. Add that to the fact that Desco is a [[{{Moe}} cute]] and [[LargeHam hammy]] yet [[BadassAdorable badass]] EldritchAbomination.
18th May '17 7:51:44 AM GM_3826
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* From ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}''

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* From ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}''''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''



** * From ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' Desco. Not cool enough for you? How about what its an acronym for: DEATH AND EXTERMINATION SUBMERSIBLE COMBAT ORGANISM. Add that to the fact that Desco is a {{Moe}} badass EldritchAbomination LargeHam.

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** * From ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' Desco. Not cool enough for you? How about what its an acronym for: DEATH AND EXTERMINATION SUBMERSIBLE COMBAT ORGANISM. Add that to the fact that Desco is a {{Moe}} badass EldritchAbomination LargeHam.[[{{Moe}} cute]] and [[LargeHam hammy]] yet [[BadassAdorable badass]] EldritchAbomination.
14th May '17 3:19:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' sports some rather [[AerithAndBob interesting contrast]] in its Terran names, but the standout for coolness is General Horace Warfield.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' sports some rather [[AerithAndBob interesting contrast]] in its Terran names, but the standout for coolness is General Horace Warfield.
15th Apr '17 1:50:11 PM Hawaii_Knut
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** From ''Fallout 1'' we have The Master.

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** From ''Fallout 1'' we have The Master.Master and Killian Darkwater.
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