History LastNameBasis / VideoGames

29th Apr '17 8:29:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last name Dojima an Adachi by everyone, except for an old woman whose son is also named Tohru. Especially weird is that the protagonist will still call Dojima by his last name Dojima, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. He's always called by his last name, Kanami momentarily confused when his daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
** In ''Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insisting their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai dichotomy with them) and all refer to one another by first name. The major exception is Goro Akechi, the detective who, after spending most of the game pursuing the thieves, offers to join them instead. The thieves always refer to him by his last name, highlighting their distrust of him, [[spoiler:and given that he's TheMole and TheDragon for TheConspiracy that's been gunning for the thieves since August, it makes sense.]] The localization even goes so far as to title him "Akechi" in dialogue boxes and in the menu when he joins you; the rest of the party goes by their first names.

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** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last name Dojima an Adachi names by everyone, except for an old woman whose son is also named Tohru. Especially weird is that even the protagonist will still call Dojima by his last name Dojima, name, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. He's always called by his last name, This gets to the point where in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', Kanami momentarily becomes confused when his Dojima's daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
** In ''Persona5'', ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insisting insist their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai dichotomy terminology with them) and all refer to one another by first name. The major exception is Goro Akechi, the detective who, after spending most of the game pursuing the thieves, offers to join them instead. The thieves always refer to him by his last name, highlighting their distrust of him, [[spoiler:and given that they know he's TheMole and TheDragon for TheConspiracy that's been gunning for the thieves since August, it makes sense.]] sense]]. The localization even goes so far as to title him "Akechi" in dialogue boxes and in the menu when he joins you; the rest of the party goes by their first names.



* Nobody is sure what [[WorldOfWarcraft Lady Vashj]]'s first name is. Everybody (apparently, even her ''mother'') referred to her as "Lady Vashj".

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* Nobody In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', nobody is sure what [[WorldOfWarcraft Lady Vashj]]'s Vashj's first name is. Everybody (apparently, even her ''mother'') referred refers to her as "Lady Vashj".
29th Apr '17 3:57:07 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series, starting from ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', allows the player to choose how they refer to characters as part of gameplay - moving to FirstNameBasis too early (or choosing an insulting name like 'Bookworm') will cause a drop in affection and the character to ask not to be called that way. Some characters, out of politeness, will always or almost always refer to the player character by their last name, such as Hikami from ''Girl's Side Second Season'', who will always call the protagonist [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics '<last name>-kun']].

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* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series, starting from ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', allows the player to choose how they refer to characters as part of gameplay - moving to FirstNameBasis too early (or choosing an insulting name like 'Bookworm') will cause a drop in affection and the character to ask not to be called that way. Some characters, out of politeness, will always or almost always refer to the player character by their last name, such as Hikami from ''Girl's Side Second Season'', who will always call the protagonist [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics '<last name>-kun']].
21st Apr '17 1:42:44 PM AlaAlba
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** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last name Dojima an Adachi by everyone, except for an old woman whose son is also named Tohru. Especially weird is that the protagonist will still call Dojima by his last name Dojima, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle.

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** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last name Dojima an Adachi by everyone, except for an old woman whose son is also named Tohru. Especially weird is that the protagonist will still call Dojima by his last name Dojima, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. He's always called by his last name, Kanami momentarily confused when his daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
16th Apr '17 1:01:56 PM LaptopGuy
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** Dick Gumshoe is almost always reffered to as "Gumshoe".
** Larry Butz and Maggey Byrde are referred to by their last names on their dialogue boxes, even though they're usually called by their first names otherwise.
** Both Manfred and Franziska von Karma have "Von Karma" in their dialogue boxes. To avoid confusion, fans usually refer to Manfred as "Von Karma" while sticking to a first-name basis fro Franziska.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Aleksey Markov, James Parnell, William Cabot, and Ida Lennox all go by their surname.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Aleksey Markov, James Parnell, William Cabot, and Ida Lennox all go by their surname.surname.
* in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', every Chinese character in the game, with the exception of Ling Xiaoyu, and the Korean Baek Doo San, are referred to primarily by their last name. Only four western characters go by this last-name basis, Dr. Bosconovich, referred to by his professional title, Marshall Law and his son Forest, and Craig Marduk.
7th Apr '17 4:20:40 PM QueenBEAUTY
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** While most of the cast either goes by a FirstNameBasis or by nicknames in the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', (Kei) Nanjo, (Yuka) Ayase and (Reiji) Kido get this treatment, likely because of their respective backgrounds: Nanjo is the extremely wealthy heir to the [[MegaCorp Nanjo Group]], Ayase is a kogal, and Kido is a loner and a delinquent. Also, while most refer to [[IllGirl Maki Sonomura]] by her given name, [[ButtMonkey Masao "Mark" Inaba]] calls her "Sonomura-san" because of he has a [[AllLoveIsUnrequited crush]] on her.
** While the cast of the ''Innocent Sin'' half of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' go by first names due to being childhood friends (or [[CoolBigSis "onee-san"]] in Maya Amano's case), the ''Eternal Punishment'' cast does this instead, as the party in that game is made up of adults. Like the Maki and Masao example above, [[FairCop Katsuya Suou]] refers to Maya as "Ms. Amano" due to being smitten with her.


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** In ''Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insisting their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai dichotomy with them) and all refer to one another by first name. The major exception is Goro Akechi, the detective who, after spending most of the game pursuing the thieves, offers to join them instead. The thieves always refer to him by his last name, highlighting their distrust of him, [[spoiler:and given that he's TheMole and TheDragon for TheConspiracy that's been gunning for the thieves since August, it makes sense.]] The localization even goes so far as to title him "Akechi" in dialogue boxes and in the menu when he joins you; the rest of the party goes by their first names.
6th Apr '17 5:04:35 PM ROCKTURK123
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* Likewise, the main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."

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* Likewise, the main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name.name Trent. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."
2nd Apr '17 4:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* Also true of Josh Kain in ''PhantasyStarII'', whose surname is his default name.

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* Also true of Josh Kain in ''PhantasyStarII'', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'', whose surname is his default name.
8th Jan '17 9:13:44 AM nombretomado
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* All the Chosen in ''EternalDarkness'' are referred to by their first names by the in-game text except for Edwin Lindsey, which could be chalked up to OneSteveLimit, seeing as there's also an Edward.

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* All the Chosen in ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' are referred to by their first names by the in-game text except for Edwin Lindsey, which could be chalked up to OneSteveLimit, seeing as there's also an Edward.
15th Dec '16 6:07:31 AM Psyclone
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* Likewise, the main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name Trent Trent. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."

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* Likewise, the main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name Trent Trent.name. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."
10th Dec '16 8:46:20 AM ChaoticQueen
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** Played straight Colorado Senator Steven Armstrong, who is only referred to as "Steven" one time when Kevin explains who he is. Afterwards, everyone just calls him "Armstrong". Strangely enough, his [[spoiler: Boss health meter]] just labels him as "Senator", and the credits list him as "Steven".

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** Played straight with Colorado Senator Steven Armstrong, who is only referred to as "Steven" one time when Kevin explains who he is. Afterwards, everyone just calls him "Armstrong". Strangely enough, his [[spoiler: Boss health meter]] just labels him as "Senator", and the credits list him as "Steven".
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