History IAmNotShazam / VideoGames

19th Nov '16 4:24:59 AM Silverblade2
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* In general, any game with a less obvious title that doesn't include the main character's name runs the risk of this. Of course, there are plenty of games that ''do'' have the main character's name in the title, so the confusion is understandable.
4th Nov '16 5:06:38 PM OldBen
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has an unusual example with [=McCree's=] ultimate ability. Oficially, its name is "Deadeye", but thanks to [[MemeticMutation memetic]] voice line played whenever he uses it, it's hard to find someone not calling it "High Noon".
26th Oct '16 7:33:41 AM TurtleTropes
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** Spoofed in a parody request on ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' for Wii Virtual Console: "[[MemeticMutation y can't metroid crawl?]]"

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** Spoofed in A Miiverse user posted a parody request on post of ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' for on Wii U Virtual Console: Console, and it would later become a meme: "[[MemeticMutation y can't metroid crawl?]]"
21st Oct '16 4:39:47 AM CactusFace
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* The bald super-assassin is called Agent 47. ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is his profession. In ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'' however he is occasionally referred to as "The Hitman" by several people as a nickname of sorts.

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* The bald super-assassin is called Agent 47. ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is his profession. In ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'' however he is occasionally referred to as "The Hitman" by several people as a nickname of sorts. This is justified, since they can not know what his name is.
20th Oct '16 8:01:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The main character of ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' is not named Kid Icarus; it's Pit. This made its way into at least one adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', although ''Captain N'' really [[TheyJustDidntCare wasn't trying very hard]].

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* The main character of ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' is not named Kid Icarus; it's Pit. This made its way into at least one adaptation, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', although ''Captain N'' really [[TheyJustDidntCare wasn't trying very hard]].hard.
15th Jul '16 9:57:26 AM DocProfessor
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* Referenced in VideoGame/Persona4's The Golden remake. While discussing Halloween costumes, Kanji and Naoto briefly discuss Kanji's Frankenstein costume. When Naoto explains that Frankenstein was the scientist, not the creature, Kanji muses that maybe the scientist really IS the monster of the story. Naoto is impressed that Kanji of all people suggested the theory.
7th Jun '16 1:24:53 AM Saurubiker
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* A rather unique example comes from Metal combat: Falcon's revenge. The title makes it seem like Falcon is the villain, while it is actually the name of your own mech from the first game, ''VideoGame/BattleClash'' .
* When ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was first released, some players thought that the title refer to the newest model of the titular mecha (which is actually called Metal Gear Rex).

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* A rather unique example comes from Metal combat: The title of ''Metal Combat: Falcon's revenge. The title Revenge'', makes it seem like Falcon is the villain, while it is when it's actually the name of your the player's own mech from the first game, ''VideoGame/BattleClash'' .
* When ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was first released, some players mistakenly thought that the title refer to the newest model of the titular mecha (which is actually called Metal Gear Rex).REX).
** Likewise, one Japanese print preview of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' from ''MSX Magazine'' refers to the newest model of the Metal Gear in that game as the "Metal Gear 2". The actual Metal Gear in that game is called Metal Gear D, although this name is only mentioned in the ending sequence. While there is a proper "Metal Gear 2" in the series, it only appears in the western-exclusive NES sequel ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' (and is presumably the reason why Metal Gear D is named differently).
22nd May '16 9:19:00 PM Bicorn
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' refers to the massive ringworld superweapons, not the main character who's generally referred to as Master Chief.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' refers to the massive ringworld superweapons, not the main character who's generally referred to as Master Chief.[[note]]Which is not actually his name either, but his military rank; his actual name is John-117.[[/note]]
3rd Mar '16 8:24:34 AM DoctorDetective
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* The name of the counter-terrorist team in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' is actually "Rainbow", referring to how their multinational membership means they're under several flags. "Six" is the nickname of the person running the team.
26th Feb '16 2:46:41 AM GendoIkari
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* It's easy to think [[http://toren-game.com/ Toren]] refers to the game's heroine. In truth, it is a Portuguese word (the developers are Brazilian) for "tower", as the entire game takes place on a sky-high tower.
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