History InformedSpecies / VideoGames

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.
18th May '16 9:50:56 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.
18th May '16 9:48:00 PM schoi30
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** Rambi is supposed to be some kind of rhinoceros, but his features don't match any particular species. At best he looks like a black rhinoceros with only a single large frontal horn.

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** Rambi is supposed to be some kind of rhinoceros, but his combination of features don't match any particular species. At best most he looks like a black rhinoceros with only a single large frontal horn.
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