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14th Nov '16 7:43:08 PM TheCuza
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** And in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', we have the subtle distinction between a scavenger and a ''prospector'', along with the varying ways to say Caesar's name [[note]]Most characters say it as "See-Zer", like most Americans do. The Legion pronounce it more like the German "Kaiser" (which came from the original Caesar's name). The second one is the correct one.[[/note]]

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** And in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', we have the subtle distinction between a scavenger and a ''prospector'', along with the varying ways to say Caesar's name [[note]]Most characters say pronounce it as "See-Zer", "See-zer", like most Americans do. The Legion pronounce it more like the German "Kaiser" (which came from the original Members of Caesar's name).Legion (and for some reason Marcus the Super Mutant) pronounce it "Kai-sar". The second one is the correct one.[[/note]]



*** Mr. House doesn't hide the fact that he'd be the sole ruler of an independent Vegas, but he'd be an ''autocrat'', not a dictator.
*** As far as Raul is concerned, the city that people now refer to as Two-Sun is pronounced Tucson.

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*** Mr. House doesn't hide the fact that he'd be the sole ruler of an independent New Vegas, but he'd be an ''autocrat'', not a dictator.
*** As far as Raul is concerned, Raul, a ghoul who was alive before the bombs fell, insists that the Arizona city that people now refer to known as Two-Sun "Two-Sun" still is pronounced Tucson.and will always be ''Tuscon'', dammit!
12th Nov '16 6:16:54 AM LordInsane
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', the citizens of Vault City keep a slave labor force, but insist upon calling them "Servants", and make a habit of expelling those who say otherwise.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', the citizens of Vault City keep a slave labor force, but insist upon calling them "Servants", and make a habit of expelling those who say otherwise. Unlike Ashur there is ''some'' meaningful contextual difference[[note]]There is a powerful Slaver's Guild dominating the slave trade in the region, but Vault City's servants are disconnected from that trade and formally Vault City is unfriendly to the Slaver's Guild[[/note]], but mostly it is just Vault City being elitist jerks.
22nd Sep '16 12:04:17 AM Kazmahu
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** There's also an odd example in the narrative of ''Shinovi Versus''. Using dark powers to force your will on someone is "brainwashing", but apparently using your influence to take in young orphans with a specific and tragic background and then raising them in complete isolation to foster a fanatical, homicidal hatred for a specific group is not. [[spoiler:Could have something to do with Dougen being the BigBad and Kurokage feeling guilty about his actions on his deathbed and asking Honzo to deliberately undermine what he'd done, but the narrative is suspiciously forgiving of a "Good Shinobi's" outrageously selfish plan. Of course, [[GreyAndGrayMorality that might be the point]].]]

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** There's also an odd example in the narrative of ''Shinovi Versus''. Using dark powers to force your will on someone is "brainwashing", but apparently using your influence to take in young orphans with a specific and tragic background and then raising them in complete isolation to foster a fanatical, homicidal hatred for a specific group is not. [[spoiler:Could have something to do with Dougen being the BigBad and Kurokage feeling guilty about his actions on his deathbed and asking Honzo to deliberately undermine what he'd done, but the narrative is suspiciously forgiving of hesitant to label a "Good Shinobi's" outrageously selfish plan.plan anything negative. Of course, [[GreyAndGrayMorality that might be the point]].]]
22nd Sep '16 12:00:38 AM Kazmahu
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** There's also an odd example in the narrative of ''Shinovi Versus''. Using dark powers to force your will on someone is "brainwashing", but apparently using your influence to take in young orphans with a specific and tragic background and then raising them in complete isolation to foster a fanatical, homicidal hatred for a specific group is not. [[spoiler:Could have something to do with Dougen being the BigBad and Kurokage feeling guilty about his actions on his deathbed and asking Honzo to deliberately undermine what he'd done, but the narrative is suspiciously forgiving of a "Good Shinobi's" outrageously selfish plan. Of course, [[GreyAndGrayMorality that might be the point]].]]
3rd Feb '16 5:01:15 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}: The Devil's Playhouse'', Sam and Max argue over [[NotUsingTheZWord what to call the Sam clone army]]; Sam insists on "Samulacra", and Max insists on "Dogglegangers". This develops into a RunningGag. Amusingly, when playing as Sam and mousing over one of the clones, the text indicating the name of the object reads "Samulacra", [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything but when playing as Max it reads "Dogglegangers"]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}: The Devil's Playhouse'', Sam and Max argue over [[NotUsingTheZWord what to call the Sam clone army]]; Sam insists on "Samulacra", and Max insists on "Dogglegangers". This develops into a RunningGag. Amusingly, when playing as Sam and mousing over one of the clones, the text indicating the name of the object reads "Samulacra", [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight but when playing as Max it reads "Dogglegangers"]].
24th Jan '16 12:25:49 AM SSJMagus
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* Marisa Kirisame of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series doesn't steal things. She borrows them. Without permission. For the rest of her life.
20th Jan '16 9:03:14 AM superkeijikun
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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.
29th Nov '15 5:57:19 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/AtelierEschaAndLogyAlchemistsOfTheDuskSky'', Reyfer and Threia don't have arguments according to Reyfer. They "express differing opinions at elevated intensity and volume."
6th Oct '15 7:20:50 AM erforce
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* Regardless of [[ArtisticLicenseEngineering certain quirks,]] [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear and his friends]] are ''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord animatronics,]]'' not robots, HomicideMachines, or [[Film/{{Robocop}} Robocop clones]] in FunnyAnimal costumes.[[note]]Even the fanbase itself generally refuses to call them anything else.[[/note]]

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* Regardless of [[ArtisticLicenseEngineering certain quirks,]] [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear and his friends]] are ''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord animatronics,]]'' not robots, HomicideMachines, or [[Film/{{Robocop}} Robocop [[Franchise/RoboCop RoboCop clones]] in FunnyAnimal costumes.[[note]]Even the fanbase itself generally refuses to call them anything else.[[/note]]
30th Sep '15 10:04:29 PM tlc2014
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* Regardless of [[ArtisticLicenseEngineering certain quirks,]] [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear and his friends]] are ''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord animatronics,]]'' not robots, HomicideMachines, or [[Film/{{Robocop}} Robocop clones]] in FunnyAnimal costumes.[[note]]Even the fanbase itself generally refuses to call them anything else.[[/note]]
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