History LastNameBasis / VideoGames

7th Sep '17 12:26:05 AM Qrow
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* Both Spider-Men do this in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'', referring to each other as [[Franchise/SpiderMan Parker]] and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 O'Hara]], and arguing throughout. When they ''[[SubvertedTrope stop]]'' doing this halfway through the game, it's because they've become FireForgedFriends, which the BigBad takes the time to lampshade.
--> [[spoiler: Future!Peter]]: Ahahaha, I see you and your counterpart have taken to calling eachother by your first names. It's good to know you've...bonded.
5th Aug '17 6:29:06 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* 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.

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* 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.Marduk.
* In ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', all named characters are refered to as either 'Rank Surname' or just 'Surname' during gameplay.
15th Jul '17 4:03:38 PM nombretomado
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* Very common in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series. In the WorldWarII-based games, only Russian protagonists are even ''given'' first names. Later games do give all player characters full names, but everybody still primarily calls them by their last name. Commanding officers fare little better.

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* Very common in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series. In the WorldWarII-based UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-based games, only Russian protagonists are even ''given'' first names. Later games do give all player characters full names, but everybody still primarily calls them by their last name. Commanding officers fare little better.
7th Jun '17 2:28:04 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other ''SM''T games), even in menus and the battle screens.

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other ''SM''T games), even in menus and the battle screens.screens, reflecting the protagonist's status as a military officer.
31st May '17 11:03:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':When he's not called Hazama, Yuuki Terumi is only referred to everyone else by his last name Terumi.

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':When ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': When he's not called Hazama, Yuuki Terumi is only referred to everyone else by his last name Terumi.



* [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kyo Kusanagi]] never refers to Iori as anything other than "Yagami." While rules regarding names are different for Japan, his lack of honorifics indicates that he doesn't hold him in too high of a regard. This is also done to show that the rivalry is an impersonal one from Kyo's side, as Iori addresses Kyo [[FirstNameBasis by his first name]].

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* [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Kyo Kusanagi]] Kusanagi never refers to Iori as anything other than "Yagami." While rules regarding names are different for Japan, his lack of honorifics indicates that he doesn't hold him in too high of a regard. This is also done to show that the rivalry is an impersonal one from Kyo's side, as Iori addresses Kyo [[FirstNameBasis by his first name]].
31st May '17 11:02:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* When he's not called [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama, Yuuki Terumi]] is only referred to everyone else by his last name Terumi.
* Likewise, the main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name Trent. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."

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* When ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':When he's not called [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama, Yuuki Terumi]] Terumi is only referred to everyone else by his last name Terumi.
* Likewise, the The main character of ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', Edison Trent, insists that people call him by his last name Trent. His final line of the game is actually "Please. Call me Trent."
31st May '17 10:54:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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.

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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.



*** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, a fellow senior which whom she has quite the history, as well as their mutual friend Shinjiro. She'll call the protagonist by his first name, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well, after Yukari provides her support at a crucial moment.
*** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are always called their last 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, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. This gets to the point where in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', Kanami momentarily becomes confused when Dojima's daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insist their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai 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]]. 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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*** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, Akihiko Sanada, a fellow senior which with whom she has quite the history, as well as their mutual friend Shinjiro. Shinjiro Aragaki. She'll call the protagonist by his first name, name if you advance her social link enough, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well, well after Yukari provides her support at a crucial moment.
*** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are always called their last names by everyone, except for an old woman in ''Golden'' whose son is also named Tohru. Especially weird is that even the protagonist will still call Dojima by his last name, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. This gets to the point where in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', Kanami momentarily becomes confused when Dojima's daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal with each other (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insist their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai 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]]. 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.
31st May '17 10:51:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, a fellow senior which whom she has quite the history, as well as their mutual friend Shinjiro. She'll call the protagonist by his first name, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well, after Yukari provides her support at a crucial moment.
** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last 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, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. This gets to the point where in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', Kanami momentarily becomes confused when Dojima's daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insist their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai 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]]. 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.
** Kyoka Ochimizu of ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'' is almost exclusively referred to as "Ms. Ochimizu."

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** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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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}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona2'' 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.
** *** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, a fellow senior which whom she has quite the history, as well as their mutual friend Shinjiro. She'll call the protagonist by his first name, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well, after Yukari provides her support at a crucial moment.
** *** Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are always called their last 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, even though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle. This gets to the point where in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', Kanami momentarily becomes confused when Dojima's daughter Nanako is called "Dojima-san".
** *** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves (read: your party) are all highly informal (to the point that third year characters Makoto and Haru even insist their juniors ditch the SenpaiKohai 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]]. 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.
** *** Kyoka Ochimizu of ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'' is almost exclusively referred to as "Ms. Ochimizu."
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']].
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