History InsistentTerminology / VideoGames

19th Sep '17 8:08:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Zorbak is an "ebil" moglin {{Necromancer}} present in several original ArtixEntertainment games, and he frequently corrects people who call him evil. What, exactly, seperates evil from "ebil" is up for interpretation, but, if the little blue troublemaker's actions are anything to go by, being "ebil" seems to mean being more a StupidEvil JerkAss than a real villain in one's own right.

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* Zorbak is an "ebil" moglin {{Necromancer}} present in several original ArtixEntertainment Creator/ArtixEntertainment games, and he frequently corrects people who call him evil. What, exactly, seperates evil from "ebil" is up for interpretation, but, if the little blue troublemaker's actions are anything to go by, being "ebil" seems to mean being more a StupidEvil JerkAss than a real villain in one's own right.
8th Sep '17 8:01:42 AM BeerBaron
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** Dremora are an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Though they are commonly referred to as "Dremora", they prefer to identify themselves as "The Kyn", which translates to "The People" in the [[ConLang Daedric language]]. This is because they consider themselves superior and more intelligent than the other lesser Daedra, which they see as little more than mindless beasts.
16th Aug '17 1:37:55 PM Linda58
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** Illium does not allow "[[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavery]]", it allows "indentured servitude". Though from what hear about the rules and terms of the practice, indentured servitude actually is the more accurate term.
15th Jul '17 5:09:45 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Dex from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' wishes you to know that it's "The Carnales" or "Los Carnales", not "The Los Carnales", as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "los" means "the" in Spanish]].
** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath". Which makes sense since The Boss cares too much about the other Saints to be a genuine sociopath.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
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Dex from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' wishes you to know that it's "The Carnales" or "Los Carnales", not "The Los Carnales", as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "los" means "the" in Spanish]].
** In ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'', Phillipe Loren is called a "French fuck" by the Boss due to his obvious French accent, only for Loren to say "Please. I am Belgian". Once Gat does it again, Phillipe goes into killing mode, confirming it to be a BerserkButton.
** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath". Which makes sense since because, despite their more questionable acts, The Boss cares too much about the other Saints to be a genuine sociopath.
5th Jul '17 4:40:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath".

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** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath". Which makes sense since The Boss cares too much about the other Saints to be a genuine sociopath.
18th May '17 7:27:24 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' an aspiring Orc "knight" named Mazoga insists that the player call her "Sir Mazoga" or similar, and will get angry if the player does not. Depending on dialog choices and how the player handles the associated quest, she eventually realizes she's being a pompous jerk.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', an aspiring Orc "knight" named Mazoga insists that the player call her "Sir Mazoga" or similar, and will get angry if the player does not. Depending on dialog choices and how the player handles the associated quest, she eventually realizes she's being a pompous jerk.jerk.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC, Knight-Paladin Gelebor [[spoiler:the [[LastOfHisKind last surviving uncorrupted Falmer]] prefers to be called a "Snow-Elf"]], since the name Falmer has become stigmatized due to the actions of their debased kin, who he refers to as "The Betrayed".
8th May '17 11:48:43 PM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[TeamPet Kohaku]] does ''not'' take too kindly to being called a dog by other characters, especially [[VitriolicBestBuds Minamoto no Hiromasa]].
-->'''Kohaku:''' I said, I'm not a dog, I'm a ''[[{{Kitsune}} fox]]'' ''shikigami''!
6th Apr '17 3:28:31 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Sub-Zero would like you to know that he is a Lin Kuei assassin, ''not'' a {{ninja}}.
** Tanya thinks being called an ''enforcer'' of the Deadly Alliance is a bit unfair. Personally, she thought of herself as an ''ambassador''.

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Sub-Zero would like you to know that he is a Lin Kuei assassin, ''not'' a {{ninja}}.
{{ninja}}. [[TruthInTelevision It actually makes sense]] because ninja are Japanese which makes his rival Scorpion a true ninja, whereas Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei are Chinese - he even points this out in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero''.
** Tanya thinks being called an ''enforcer'' "''enforcer'' of the Deadly Alliance Alliance" is a bit unfair.such an ugly term. Personally, she thought of herself as an ''ambassador''.
6th Apr '17 3:23:43 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Tanya thinks being called an ''enforcer'' of the Deadly Alliance is a bit unfair. Personally, she thought of herself as an ''ambassador''.
2nd Feb '17 3:53:50 PM manofwarb
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** Fawkes the [[TokenGoodOrc token good Super Mutant]] insists that he is a "Meta-Human". Also Dr. Barrows in Underworld calls Ghouls "post necrotic humans", feral ghouls are "Ferocious Post Necrotic Human Dystrophy" and Glowing Ones are "Luminous Post Necrotic Humans".



* This pops up in an amusing conversation between Shepard and Tali in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'':

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* The Franchise/MassEffect universe has quite a few of these.
** Robots with AI programs running in them, are referred to as "synthetics" to differentiate them from naturally evolved "organic" life.
** People with telekinesis ability are referred to as "biotics".
** The salarian scientist Mordin insists that the DepopulationBomb known as the genophage is not a sterility plague, but a "fertility rate adjustment to optimum growth levels". Salarians also do not get married, they "negotiate reproduction contracts".
** The quarian made [[ShockAndAwe electric pulse gun]] known as the Adas Anti-Synthetic Rifle suffers from a reversal of this trope, with Alliance (human) marines saying that it doesn't have a rifled barrel and doesn't fire bullets, so it shouldn't be called a rifle.
** The geth insist on calling the RobotWar in which they drove out the quarians from their home planet as "The Morning War" since it occurred immediately after they "woke up" (gained self awareness).
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This pops up in an amusing conversation between Shepard and Tali in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'':



** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', it is revealed that all quarians refer to the leader of a ship as "captain", regardless of their actual rank: while Shepard never made the rank of captain, they are still responsible for the lives of the crew of the ''Normandy'', hence, Captain Shepard.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', it is revealed that all quarians refer to the leader of a ship as "captain", regardless of their actual rank: while Shepard never made the rank of captain, they are still responsible for the lives of the crew of the ''Normandy'', hence, Captain Shepard. This is something RealLife human navies do too.
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