History InformedSpecies / VideoGames

27th Aug '16 2:58:10 PM Galacton
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** Sonic himself looks little like his animal namesake. His spikes look more like styled hair and he hardly has a snout. Instead, he has a jellybean-like nose that's close to face. Same goes with Amy, Shadow, and Silver who are also hedgehogs. Also, [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife hedgehogs aren't blue, pink, black, or silver]].

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** Sonic himself looks little like his animal namesake. His spikes look more like styled hair and he hardly has a snout. Instead, he has a jellybean-like nose that's close to face. Same goes with for the other hedgehogs; Amy, Shadow, and Silver who are also hedgehogs. Silver. Also, [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hedgehogs aren't blue, pink, black, or silver]].



*** And they're not even closely related. Echidnas are as closely related to humans as they are to hedgehogs (they're actually related to the platypus).
** Nack the Weasel doesn't even look like a weasel.
** Espio the Chameleon looks like a purple rhino more than he does a lizard.

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*** And they're not even closely related. Echidnas are as closely related to humans as they are to hedgehogs (they're actually related to the platypus).
** Nack the Weasel doesn't even look much like a weasel.
** Espio
weasel and in the Chameleon looks like a purple rhino more than Japanese version he does a lizard.is actually [[MixAndMatchCritter half wolf]].



** Hell, several of the characters hardly resemble the animals that they're supposed to be. Only a few are actually readily identifiable as the species they're supposed to be. Tails is the one who looks most like his species; with Cream, Vanilla, and Vector also being easy to tell. Everyone else, though...

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** Hell, several most of the anthro characters hardly resemble the animals that they're supposed to be. Only a few are actually readily identifiable as the species they're supposed what their name refers to be.them as. Tails is the one who looks most like his species; with Cream, Vanilla, and Vector also being easy to tell. Everyone else, though...



** Diglett and Dugtrio, despite being both called moles, actually don't even look like moles at all! (for one thing, neither of them have visible bodies) Drilbur and Excadrill, however... Diglett and Dugtrio could actually be a StealthPun, as they bear more than a passing resemblance to the "moles" you hit in "whack-a-mole" games.
** There's also Sandshrew and Sandslash who are said to be mice, but look more like armadillos or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin pangolin]].

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** Diglett and Dugtrio, despite being both called moles, actually don't even actually look like moles at all! (for one thing, neither of them have visible bodies) Drilbur and Excadrill, however... Diglett and Dugtrio could actually be a StealthPun, as they bear more than a passing resemblance to the "moles" you hit in "whack-a-mole" games.
** There's also Sandshrew and Sandslash who are said to be mice, but they look more like armadillos or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin pangolin]].pangolins]]. Sandslash's Japanese name is Sandpan.



** Psyduck and Golduck are said to be ducks. Well, Psyduck kind of looks like a cartoony duck. Golduck, on the other hand, looks more like a platypus. Justified in that Golduck is actually more based off of the Japanese {{Youkai}} {{Kappa}}.

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** Psyduck and Golduck are said to be ducks. Well, Psyduck kind of looks like a cartoony duck. Golduck, on the other hand, looks more like a platypus. Justified in that Golduck is actually more based off of the Japanese {{Youkai}} {{Kappa}}.



** Bidoof is said to be a mouse, but it looks more like a gopher or a beaver. Oddly enough, its evolution, Bibabarel is said to be a beaver and actually looks like one.

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** Bidoof is said to be a mouse, but it looks more like a gopher or a beaver.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_beaver mountain beaver]]. Oddly enough, its evolution, Bibabarel is said to be a beaver and actually looks like one.



** Tranquil is said to be a pigeon, but looks more like a cross between a pheasant and a hawk.

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** Tranquil is said to be a pigeon, and the Pokémon but looks more like a cross between a pheasant and a hawk.



** Chespin is supposed to be a hedgehog, but he resembles a rabbit or an otter.

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** Chespin is supposed to be a hedgehog, but he more closely resembles a rabbit or an otter.



** Zangoose is listed as a "cat ferret", and it actually kind of ''does'' look like a cat. But its name and hatred of Seviper clearly peg it as something intended to be a mongoose, which it doesn't resemble so closely.
** Despite its name, Pidgey more closely resembles a sparrow or a finch than a pigeon. Its evolutions, meanwhile, look a lot like birds of prey.
** Beedrill is known as the "Poison Bee Pokémon", but it more closely resembles an Asian Giant Hornet.

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** Zangoose is listed as a "cat ferret", and it actually kind of ''does'' look like a cat. But its name and hatred of Seviper clearly peg it as something intended to be a mongoose, which it doesn't resemble so closely.
** Despite its name, Pidgey more closely resembles a sparrow or a finch than a pigeon. Its While its evolutions, meanwhile, look a lot more like birds of prey.
** Beedrill is known as the "Poison Bee Pokémon", but it more closely resembles an it's actually based on the Asian Giant Hornet.



** Chunky Kong is supposed to be a gorilla like Donkey, but unlike DK, he stands upright like a human.

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** Chunky Cranky Kong is supposed to be a gorilla like Donkey, and in fact he was the original Donkey Kong, but unlike DK, he stands upright [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens looks more like a human.baboon]].
** Chunky Kong is supposed to be a mandrill, but he looks more like a gorilla and he's larger than Donkey Kong.
10th Aug '16 5:56:48 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Chuchu from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamland3'' is supposed to be an octopus, but looks more like a squid, or ghost, or... something. It's because she's a flapjack octopus, but even then...

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* Chuchu from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamland3'' ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' is supposed to be an octopus, but looks more like a squid, or ghost, or... something. It's because she's a flapjack octopus, but even then...
28th Jun '16 10:29:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* Krystal from the unreleased UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 ''Dinosaur Planet'' is meant to be a fox however she looks like some sort of big cat instead. When the game was changed to ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventure'' she was redesigned to look more fox-like (and be HotterAndSexier).

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* Krystal from the unreleased UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 ''Dinosaur Planet'' is meant to be a fox however she looks like some sort of big cat instead. When the game was changed to ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventure'' ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' she was redesigned to look more fox-like (and be HotterAndSexier).
28th Jun '16 10:28:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* Chuchu from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamland3'' is supposed to be an octopus, but looks more like a squid, or ghost, or...something.
** It's because she's a flapjack octopus, but even then...

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* Chuchu from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamland3'' is supposed to be an octopus, but looks more like a squid, or ghost, or...something.
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something. It's because she's a flapjack octopus, but even then...



* Many, ''MANY'' species of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} (At least, the ones that aren't given abstract species' names like the "Emotion Pokemon") are listed as animals that they either barely resemble or don't resemble at all. Comparing [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Species the Japanese and English ones]], you can see a few are due to BlindIdiotTranslation.
** Diglett and Dugtrio, despite being both called moles, actually don't even look like moles at all! (for one thing, neither of them have visible bodies) Drilbur and Excadrill, however...
*** Diglett and Dugtrio could actually be a StealthPun, as they bear more than a passing resemblance to the "moles" you hit in "whack-a-mole" games.

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* Many, ''MANY'' species of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} (At least, the ones that aren't given abstract species' names like the "Emotion Pokemon") are listed as animals that they either barely resemble or don't resemble at all. Comparing [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Species the Japanese and English ones]], you can see a few are due to BlindIdiotTranslation.
BlindIdiotTranslation:
** Diglett and Dugtrio, despite being both called moles, actually don't even look like moles at all! (for one thing, neither of them have visible bodies) Drilbur and Excadrill, however...
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however... Diglett and Dugtrio could actually be a StealthPun, as they bear more than a passing resemblance to the "moles" you hit in "whack-a-mole" games.



** Snubbull and Granbull look nothing like fairies; they're clearly based on bulldogs.
*** And now they're Fairy types!

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** Snubbull and Granbull look nothing like fairies; they're clearly based on bulldogs.
*** And now they're
English Bulldogs. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' they were changed from being Normal types to the new Fairy types!types.



** Psyduck and Golduck are said to be ducks. Well, Psyduck kind of looks like a cartoony duck. Golduck, on the other hand, looks more like a platypus. Justified in that Golduck is actually more based off of the Japanese {{Youkai}} Kappa.

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** Psyduck and Golduck are said to be ducks. Well, Psyduck kind of looks like a cartoony duck. Golduck, on the other hand, looks more like a platypus. Justified in that Golduck is actually more based off of the Japanese {{Youkai}} Kappa.{{Kappa}}.



** Vigoroth is said to be a monkey, but it strongly resembles a sloth on steroids rather than any known species of monkey.
*** Vigoroth's line, which are based on sloths, is a strange case, as its original form, Slakoth, does look like a sloth, but Vigoroth looks more like a mix of a sloth and some kind of monkey. Slaking looks like a giant sloth mixed with a gorilla.

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** Vigoroth is said to be a monkey, but it strongly resembles a sloth on steroids rather than any known species of monkey.
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monkey. Vigoroth's line, which are based on sloths, is a strange case, as its original form, Slakoth, does look like a sloth, but Vigoroth looks more like a mix of a sloth and some kind of monkey. Slaking looks like a giant sloth mixed with a gorilla.



* [[BigFriendlyDog Poochie]], [[OneSceneWonder Yoshi's pet dog]] from ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' for some reason does not look like a dog at all and looks more like a platypus instead.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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[[BigFriendlyDog Poochie]], [[OneSceneWonder Yoshi's pet dog]] from ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' for some reason does not look like a dog at all and looks more like a platypus instead.



* ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper:'' The title character is not readily identifiable as a dog.
** From the same universe, we have Lammy, a guitar-playing redhead sheep (note how her name is a play-on-words of "lamb") who more resembles a deer or calf, or a human with antlers, pointy ears, and round nose. Name ''one'' person who already knew she was a sheep without being told.
*** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Lammy ''was'' going to have a more sheep resemblance, and be younger too, [[ExecutiveMeddling but Sony's higher-ups forced the developers to redesign her to be sexier, older, and less sheep-like]]. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you.

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* ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper:'' The title character ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper:''
** Parappa
is not readily identifiable as a dog.
** From the same universe, we have Lammy, a guitar-playing redhead sheep (note how her name is a play-on-words of "lamb") who more resembles a deer or calf, or a human with antlers, pointy ears, and round nose. Name ''one'' person who already knew she was a sheep without being told.
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told. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Lammy ''was'' going to have a more sheep resemblance, and be younger too, [[ExecutiveMeddling but Sony's higher-ups forced the developers to redesign her to be sexier, older, and less sheep-like]]. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you.


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* Krystal from the unreleased UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 ''Dinosaur Planet'' is meant to be a fox however she looks like some sort of big cat instead. When the game was changed to ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventure'' she was redesigned to look more fox-like (and be HotterAndSexier).
24th May '16 1:33:16 PM LuciaMoore
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* The Buzzy Beetle enemies (which are basically fireproof Koopa Troopas) from the ''SuperMarioBros'' series games actually look more like hunchbacked, gray turtles than actual beetles.

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* The Buzzy Beetle enemies (which are basically fireproof Koopa Troopas) from the ''SuperMarioBros'' series games actually look more like hunchbacked, gray turtles than actual beetles. In fact, they actually look more like turtles than the Koopa Troopas, which are based on turtles!
18th May '16 10:09:40 PM schoi30
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** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has bird-like feet of a theropod dinosaur and three-fingered hands. While the creature still has status as a cryptid, most reports state it would have hands and feet no different than a hominind.

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** Also from ''Ice Age'' Age'', the yeti has bird-like feet of a theropod dinosaur and three-fingered hands. While the creature still has status as a cryptid, most reports state it would have hands and feet no different than a hominind.
18th May '16 10:08:40 PM schoi30
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** Tyranitar's name would suggest a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', however it more closely resembles Franchise/{{Godzilla}} than anything else [[note]] Who is himself supposed to be based (partially) on a ''T. rex'' while hardly resembling one [[/note]]. Tyrantrum finally brought a proper T.rex into the fold.

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** Tyranitar's name would suggest a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', however it more closely resembles Franchise/{{Godzilla}} than anything else [[note]] Who is himself supposed to be based (partially) on a ''T. rex'' while hardly resembling one [[/note]]. Tyrantrum finally brought a proper T.rex ''T. rex'' into the fold.



** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has bird-like feet of a theropod dinosaur and three-fingered hands. While the creature still has status as a cryptid, most reports state it would have hands and feet no different than any primate.

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** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has bird-like feet of a theropod dinosaur and three-fingered hands. While the creature still has status as a cryptid, most reports state it would have hands and feet no different than any primate.a hominind.
18th May '16 10:07:27 PM schoi30
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* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'': Bub and Bob are described as two brontosaurus buddies.

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* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'': Bub and Bob are described as two brontosaurus ''Brontosaurus'' buddies.
18th May '16 10:06:49 PM schoi30
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** The Pachycephalosaurus from the original looks more like a ''Prenocephale'' or a ''Stegoceras'' due to having a blunter snout.
** The Chasmosaurus from the second game more closely resembles a ''Triceratops''.

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** The Pachycephalosaurus ''Pachycephalosaurus'' from the original looks more like a ''Prenocephale'' or a ''Stegoceras'' due to having a blunter snout.
** The Chasmosaurus ''Chasmosaurus'' from the second game more closely resembles a ''Triceratops''.



** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has three-fingered hands and bird-like feet.

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** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has bird-like feet of a theropod dinosaur and three-fingered hands. While the creature still has status as a cryptid, most reports state it would have hands and bird-like feet.feet no different than any primate.
18th May '16 10:00:45 PM schoi30
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** Tyranitar's name would suggest a TyrannosaurusRex, however it more closely resembles Franchise/{{Godzilla}} than anything else [[note]] Who is himself supposed to be based (partially) on a T.rex while hardly resembling one [[/note]]. Tyrantrum finally brought a proper T.rex into the fold.

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** Tyranitar's name would suggest a TyrannosaurusRex, ''TyrannosaurusRex'', however it more closely resembles Franchise/{{Godzilla}} than anything else [[note]] Who is himself supposed to be based (partially) on a T.rex ''T. rex'' while hardly resembling one [[/note]]. Tyrantrum finally brought a proper T.rex into the fold.



* The Therizinosaurus from ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' not only look nothing like the real animal, but also small and carnivorous. Then again, it may have been ScienceMarchesOn.
** The Mosasaurus from the second game look more like mutated crocodiles.

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* The Therizinosaurus ''Therizinosaurus'' from ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' not only look nothing like the real animal, but also small and carnivorous. Then again, it may have been ScienceMarchesOn.
** The Mosasaurus ''Mosasaurus'' from the second game look more like mutated crocodiles.



** The Pachycephalosaurus from the original looks more like a Prenocephale or a Stegoceras due to having a blunter snout.
** The Chasmosaurus from the second game more closely resembles a Triceratops.

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** The Pachycephalosaurus from the original looks more like a Prenocephale ''Prenocephale'' or a Stegoceras ''Stegoceras'' due to having a blunter snout.
** The Chasmosaurus from the second game more closely resembles a Triceratops.''Triceratops''.


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** Also from ''Ice Age'' the yeti has three-fingered hands and bird-like feet.
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