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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.
15th Apr '16 5:03:35 PM Sammettik
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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 both 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.

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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 both 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.
31st Mar '16 10:35:16 PM KEEP_IN
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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. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]

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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. Speaking of which, canon name of Although the first fallen child is apparently Chara.human has no canon name, they are often called "Chara" by fans.]]
30th Mar '16 7:14:29 PM Gamermaster
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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. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, ''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. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]
9th Mar '16 11:17:59 AM BustlingKoala
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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', you get to name Fallen Child. [[spoilers: Turns out you named the first child who fell into the Underground, not your character. Your character's real name is Frisk. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, you get to name Fallen Child. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Turns out you named the first child who fell into the Underground, not your character. Your character's real name is Frisk. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]
9th Mar '16 11:15:01 AM BustlingKoala
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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', you get to name Fallen Child. [[spoilers: Turns out you named the first child who fell into the Underground, not your character. Your character's real name is Frisk. Speaking of which, canon name of the first fallen child is apparently Chara.]]
4th Mar '16 9:45:04 AM DragonRanger
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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestX'' were named Botsu, Arus, and Soura in magna adaptations.

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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestX'' were named Botsu, Arus, and Soura Sora in magna adaptations.manga adaptations.
** Promotional material for the English 3DS remake of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' names the hero as Auster.
21st Feb '16 10:28:57 PM Apocrypha
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** 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) seem to ''slightly'' favor the male[[note]]he appears in more comics than the female, and he was primarily the one shown when advertising 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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** 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) seem to ''slightly'' favor the male[[note]]he appears in more comics than the female, and he was primarily the only one shown when advertising 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.
18th Feb '16 3:31:43 PM DragonRanger
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** It is worth noting that in the most popular manga adaptation, ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', the 'game name' method was retained. For example, the manga counterparts of the aforementioned Brendan and May are Ruby and Sapphire, Lucas, Barry, and Dawn are Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Hilbert and Hilda are Black and White and Calem and Serena are X and Y[[note]]even though that clashes with the names of Trevor, Tierno and Shauna due to the AerithAndBob trope[[/note]]. The adaption to ''VideoGames/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' plays with this naming convention by naming Rosa and Nate "Whi-Too" and "Lack-Two", respectively[[note]]although the latter does have "Black 2" as his codename due to being an international police officer like Looker within the continuity of the manga[[/note]].

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** It is worth noting that in the most popular manga adaptation, ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', the 'game name' method was retained. For example, the manga counterparts of the aforementioned Brendan and May are Ruby and Sapphire, Sapphire; Lucas, Barry, and Dawn are Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Platinum; Hilbert and Hilda are Black and White White; and Calem and Serena are X and Y[[note]]even Y in Japanese[[note]]even though that clashes with the names of Trevor, Tierno and Shauna due to the AerithAndBob trope[[/note]]. trope[[/note]] or Xavier and Yvonne in some translations. The adaption to ''VideoGames/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' plays with this naming convention by naming Rosa and Nate "Whi-Too" and "Lack-Two", respectively[[note]]although in the latter does have latter's case "Black 2" as his is a codename due to being an international police officer like Looker within the continuity of the manga[[/note]].



** The ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'' characters are generally [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep known by their titles]]: The Prince of Laurasia (or of Midenhall, depending on the translation), the Prince of Cannock, and the Princess of Moonbrooke (or just Laurasia/Midenhall, Cannock, and Moonbrooke for short). When they made appearances in Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/ItadakiStreet'', Cannock and Moonbrooke were named Cookie and Pudding, respectively. A ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' cameo later gave Cannock and Moonbrooke English names, Princeton and Princessa respectively.

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** The ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'' characters are generally [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep known by their titles]]: The Prince of Laurasia (or of Midenhall, depending on the translation), the Prince of Cannock, and the Princess of Moonbrooke (or just Laurasia/Midenhall, Cannock, and Moonbrooke for short). When they made appearances in Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/ItadakiStreet'', Cannock and Moonbrooke were named Cookie and Pudding, respectively. A ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' cameo later gave Cannock and Moonbrooke them English names, names of Princeton and Princessa respectively.Princessa. Laurasia/Midenhall remains unnamed.



** The hero of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' is known as, well, Eight.
*** Oddly enough, the hero of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' follows the same basic principle, as he/she is named Nine.

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** The hero heroes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' is known as, well, Eight.
*** Oddly enough, the hero of
and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' follows the same basic principle, as he/she is named Nine. are known as, well, Eight and Nine.
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