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7th Aug '16 10:43:02 AM SonicGamer07
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' allowed the player to name all four characters. The official manga serialization gave them the names Muuchi, Doug, J. Bowie, and Melfi. Then the DS remake gave them four different names, Luneth, Arc, Refia and Ingus. ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' simply calls the hero representing the game "The Onion Knight", though his first alternate costume in ''Duodecim'' is called "Luneth" as a ShoutOut.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' allowed the player to name all four characters. The official manga serialization gave them the names Muuchi, Doug, J. Bowie, and Melfi. Then the DS remake gave them four different names, Luneth, Arc, Refia and Ingus. ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' simply calls the hero representing the game "The Onion Knight", though his first alternate costume in ''Duodecim'' is called "Luneth" as a ShoutOut. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' uses the DS remake names.
4th Aug '16 5:19:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels, Master Chief was given the name John-[[YouAreNumberSix 117]], and Cortana calls him by this name in the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels, Master Chief was given the name John-[[YouAreNumberSix 117]], and characters close to him occasionally call him such in the later games, with Cortana calls first calling him by this name "John" in the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
29th Jun '16 7:46:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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** The player characters of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', as well as the companion in the former, can all be renamed, but they each have canon names. ''Colosseum'' features Wes and Rui (Leo and Mirei in Japan), and ''Gale of Darkness'' features Michael (Ryuto in Japan).
24th Jun '16 7:20:13 AM Adept
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* The heroine of ''TheGuardianLegend'' doesn't have a name in the English version, but in Japan, her name is Miria.

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* The heroine of ''TheGuardianLegend'' ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'' doesn't have a name in the English version, but in Japan, her name is Miria.



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* In ''OgreBattle: March of the Black Queen'', the player can choose between a male Lord and a female and name either one. In ''Ogre Battle 64'', the male version of the Lord appears as a character named Destin Faroda, while the female Lord is named Europea Rheda.

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* In ''OgreBattle: ''VideoGame/OgreBattle: March of the Black Queen'', the player can choose between a male Lord and a female and name either one. In ''Ogre Battle 64'', the male version of the Lord appears as a character named Destin Faroda, while the female Lord is named Europea Rheda.



* ''KingsBounty: The Legend'' lets the player choose the player character's name, but in the backstory of the sequel ''Armored Princess'', he is always named Bill Gilbert, the default name in ''The Legend''.

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* ''KingsBounty: ''VideoGame/KingsBounty: The Legend'' lets the player choose the player character's name, but in the backstory of the sequel ''Armored Princess'', he is always named Bill Gilbert, the default name in ''The Legend''.
19th Jun '16 5:43:09 PM Apocrypha
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** Your Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is canonically named Reflet in Japan, Robin in America, and Daraen in Europe, further cemented by his/her appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''Awakening'' also establishes the canon name of ''New Mystery of the Emblem's'' Avatar as Kris. Note how all of these names are [[GenderBlenderName gender-neutral]] and how ''Super Smash Bros'' has the option for both male and female Robin, leaving the canon ''gender'' of each ambiguous.
** Ditto for the Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. He or she can be named whatever you want, but the default name is Kamui for Japan and Corrin for the West. Marketing and supplementary material (such as the comics and Cipher card game) favor the male[[note]]he appears in more comics than the female, and he was the only one shown in the trailers for the game[[/note]], but they make sure to feature the female too, and both are always referred to by their default name of Corrin.

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** Your Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is canonically named Reflet in Japan, Robin in America, and Daraen in Europe, further cemented by his/her appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''Awakening'' also establishes the canon name of ''New Mystery of the Emblem's'' Avatar as Kris. Note how all of these names are [[GenderBlenderName gender-neutral]] and how ''Super Smash Bros'' has the option for both male and female Robin, leaving the canon ''gender'' of each ambiguous.
ambiguous (though the male is set as the default).
** Ditto for the Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. He or she can be named whatever you want, but the default name is Kamui for Japan and Corrin for the West. Marketing and However, marketing, supplementary material (such as the comics and Cipher card game) game), and the appearance in ''Smash'' favor the male[[note]]he male as the canon gender[[note]]he appears in more official comics than the female, and he was the only one shown in the trailers for the game[[/note]], but they make sure to feature game, and like male Robin is the female too, and both are always referred to by their default name of Corrin.in ''Smash''[[/note]].
18th Jun '16 11:51:10 PM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', the protagonist will always be dubbed "Douchebag" no matter what the players choose to name him. At the end of the game, the Big Bad Government Guy pursuing him reveals his true name: [[spoiler:[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim "Dovahkiin"]].

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* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', the protagonist will always be dubbed "Douchebag" no matter what the players choose to name him. At the end of the game, the Big Bad Government Guy pursuing him reveals his true name: [[spoiler:[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim "Dovahkiin"]]."Dovahkiin"]]]].
18th Jun '16 11:50:52 PM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', the protagonist will always be dubbed "Douchebag" no matter what the players choose to name him. At the end of the game, the Big Bad Government Guy pursuing him reveals his true name: [[spoiler:[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim "Dovahkiin"]].
15th Jun '16 7:20:05 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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19th May '16 4:49:43 PM xoxjoanxox
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', you get to name Fallen Child. [[spoiler: Turns out you named the first child who fell into the Underground, not your character. Your character's real name is Frisk. Although the first fallen human has no canon name, they are often called "Chara" by fans.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', you get to name Fallen Child. [[spoiler: Turns out you named the first child who fell into the Underground, not your character. Your character's real name is Frisk. Although Additionally, the first fallen human has no canon name, they are often called is commonly referred to by fans as "Chara" by fans.due to the text 'the true name' appearing when one uses that name.]]
2nd May '16 3:34:46 PM santos32
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s manga adaptation names the protagonist Souji Seta. The [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena fighting game sequel]] and [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime adaptation]], on the other hand, name him Yu Narukami.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s manga adaptation names the protagonist Souji Seta. The [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena fighting game sequel]] and [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime adaptation]], on the other hand, name him Yu Narukami. The latter name was finally canonized with the release of ''Persona4DancingAllNight''.



** Subverted and played with in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth''. Regardless of which path you take, you have to name both the ''Persona 3'' hero and the ''Persona 4'' hero. In both menus, there's an option to randomly generate a name, but, amusingly, ''none'' of the names that are usually considered canon (Minato Arisato and Makoto Yuki for the P3 protagonist, or Yu Narukami and Souji Seta for the P4 protagonist) are available in the random generator.

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** Subverted and played with in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth''. Regardless of which path you take, you have to name both the ''Persona 3'' hero and the ''Persona 4'' hero. In both menus, there's an option to randomly generate a name, but, amusingly, ''none'' of the names that are usually considered canon (Minato Arisato and Makoto Yuki for the P3 protagonist, or Yu Narukami and Souji Seta for the P4 protagonist) are available in the random generator. In fact, some of those names (Minato Arisato and Yu Narukami) can't be inputted in the English version due to character limitations.
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