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19th May '17 3:00:06 PM TheFarmboy
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** The ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' protagonist is also named "Mark".

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** The ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' protagonist is also named "Mark". And your child's name is Andy.
10th May '17 7:28:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In a somewhat straighter example, the main character of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' wasn't even given a set ''gender'', much less a name. The female version of the character appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', however, with the name Tamaki Uchida, and in ''P1'' she talks openly about the events of ''If'', establishing herself as the canon hero of that game.
10th May '17 7:27:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has no name; in the manga adaptation of the game, he is named Minato Arisato. However, in the movie adaption his name is Makoto Yuki, while the stage play adaptation gives him the name Sakuya Shiomi.
** The female protagonist of ''Persona 3 Portable'', the UpdatedRerelease of ''Persona 3'', is likewise named Kotone Shiomi in the stage play.
** ''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 ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''.
** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', where the main character has [[HelloInsertNameHere no static given name]], but always has the official ''nom de guerre'' in "The Phantom". As with most Atlus games, in Japanese promotional material the creators enter the name "主人 公" ("Protagonist"). In English promotional material, Atlus reps also joked everyone should name the Protagonist "Xander", after his English voice actor Creator/XanderMobus. In the manga adaptation, he is named Akira Kurusu.
** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is given the name of Naoki Kashima in the radio play adaptation. However, sometimes the names in the adaptations differ majorly; the aforementioned Naoki/Demi-Fiend is also known as Mana Shin in the ''Nocturne'' novelisation, and the protagonist of the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' has ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Revelations:_Persona#Protagonist three]]'' {{Canon Name}}s (though like ''[=P3=]'' and ''[=P4=]'', the fans usually settle on his manga name, Naoya Todo... which [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor can now]] get [[OneSteveLimit confusing]].)
** The ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Devil Summoner]]: [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Raidou Kuzunoha]]'' series' prequel novelization gave him the first name Jouhei.
** In a somewhat straighter example, the main character of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' wasn't even given a set ''gender'', much less a name. The female version of the character appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', however, with the name Tamaki Uchida, and in ''P1'' she talks openly about the events of ''If'', establishing herself as the canon hero of that game.

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** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has no name; in the manga adaptation of the game, he is named Minato Arisato. However, in the movie adaption his name is Makoto Yuki, while the stage play adaptation gives him the name Sakuya Shiomi.
** The female protagonist of ''Persona 3 Portable'', the UpdatedRerelease of ''Persona 3'', is likewise named Kotone Shiomi in the stage play.
** ''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 ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''.
** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', where the main character has [[HelloInsertNameHere no static given name]], but always has the official ''nom de guerre'' in "The Phantom". As with most Atlus games, in Japanese promotional material the creators enter the name "主人 公" ("Protagonist"). In English promotional material, Atlus reps also joked everyone should name the Protagonist "Xander", after his English voice actor Creator/XanderMobus. In the manga adaptation, he is named Akira Kurusu.
** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is given the name of Naoki Kashima in the radio play adaptation. However, sometimes the names in the adaptations differ majorly; the aforementioned Naoki/Demi-Fiend adaptation, but is also known as Mana Shin Managi in the ''Nocturne'' novelisation, and the protagonist of the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' has ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Revelations:_Persona#Protagonist three]]'' {{Canon Name}}s (though like ''[=P3=]'' and ''[=P4=]'', the fans usually settle on his manga name, Naoya Todo... which [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor can now]] get [[OneSteveLimit confusing]].)
** The ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Devil Summoner]]: [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Raidou Kuzunoha]]'' series' prequel novelization gave him the first name Jouhei.
** In a somewhat straighter example, the main character of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' wasn't even given a set ''gender'', much less a name. The female version of the character appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', however, with the name Tamaki Uchida, and in ''P1'' she talks openly about the events of ''If'', establishing herself as the canon hero of that game.
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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.
** Like with ''Persona'', the protagonists of the two ''VideoGame/{{Devil|Survivor}} [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 Survivor]]'' games are named by the player and don't have a set name. The protagonist of the first gets named Kazuya Minegushi in the manga adaptation, though the protagonist of the second gets two names depending on the adaptation, either Hiro Kageyama in the manga or Hibiki Kuze in the [[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 anime]].

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** Though the player can rename ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''[='s=] protagonist, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' only uses his default name Flynn.
** In a somewhat straighter example, the main character of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' isn't even given a set ''gender'', much less a name. However, the female version of the character appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/Persona2'' with the name Tamaki Uchida, and in P1 she talks openly about the events of ''if...'', establishing herself as the canon hero of that game.
** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
*** The main character of the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is referred to in-game as only "Pierced Boy"/"Boy with Earring", but the manga refers to him as Naoya Todou, the audio dramas as Yuya Narumi, and the novelization as Jihei Suzakuin.
** In a somewhat straighter example, the main character of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'' wasn't even given a set ''gender'', much less a name. The female version of the character appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', however, with the name Tamaki Uchida, and in ''P1'' she talks openly about the events of ''If'', establishing herself as the canon hero of that game.
*** While you can name the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin'' whatever you want, his name will always be Tatsuya Suou in sequel ''Eternal Punishment''.
*** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has no name; in the manga adaptation of the game, he is named Minato Arisato. However, in ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' his name is Makoto Yuki, while the stage play adaptation gives him the name Sakuya Shiomi.
*** The female protagonist of UpdatedRerelease ''Persona 3 Portable'' is named Kotone Shiomi in the stage play.
*** ''VideoGame/Persona4'''s manga adaptation names the protagonist Souji Seta, while the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime adaptation]] names him Yu Narukami. The latter name was canonized in spinoff sequels ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'', and ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''.
*** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', where the main character has [[HelloInsertNameHere no static given name]], but always has the official ''nom de guerre'' of "Joker". As with most Creator/{{Atlus}} games, in Japanese promotional material the creators enter the name "主人 公" ("Protagonist"). In English promotional material, Atlus reps also joked everyone should name the Protagonist "Xander", after his English voice actor Creator/XanderMobus. In the manga adaptation, he is named Akira Kurusu.
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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.
** Like with ''Persona'', ** The ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' prequel novelization gives the eponymous protagonist the first name Jouhei, as "Raidou Kuzunoha" is actually his title, not his birth name (which is chosen by the player in-game).
** The
protagonists of the two ''VideoGame/{{Devil|Survivor}} [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 Survivor]]'' games are named by the player and don't have a set name. The protagonist of the first gets named Kazuya Minegushi in the manga adaptation, though the protagonist of the second gets two names depending on the adaptation, either Hiro Kageyama in the manga or Hibiki Kuze in the [[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 anime]].anime adaptation]].
30th Apr '17 12:47:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
** The male protagonists name as "Pete" was the default (as in, already filled in) name of the male farmer in 2001's ''Harvest Moon 3'' GBC if playing as a girl. ''Puzzle De Harvest Moon'' also names him "Pete". The default name for the female farmer if you were playing as a boy was "Sara."
** ''Island of Happiness,'' for instance, names the male and female protagonists Mark and Chelsea, respectively. However, you can't use "Chelsea" as your character's name, since you only get six character slots.
** The ''A Wonderful Life'' protagonist is also named "Mark".
** The ''Magical Melody'' protagonist, who is based off the SNES version of Pete, is named "Adam" (US) and "Tito" (Japan).

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** The male protagonists name as "Pete" was the default (as in, already filled in) name of the male farmer in 2001's ''Harvest Moon 3'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon3'' GBC if playing as a girl. ''Puzzle De Harvest Moon'' also names him "Pete". The default name for the female farmer if you were playing as a boy was "Sara."
** ''Island ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness,'' Happiness]],'' for instance, names the male and female protagonists Mark and Chelsea, respectively. However, you can't use "Chelsea" as your character's name, since you only get six character slots.
** The ''A ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life'' Life]]'' protagonist is also named "Mark".
** The ''Magical Melody'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody Magical Melody]]'' protagonist, who is based off the SNES version of Pete, is named "Adam" (US) and "Tito" (Japan).
26th Apr '17 5:54:45 PM Pinokio
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'' also uses Randi, Primm, and Popoi as the names of the heroes.
11th Apr '17 1:59:40 PM FF32
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** The female protagonist of ''Persona 3 Portable'', the UpdatedRerelease of ''Persona 3'', is likewise named Kotone Shiomi in the stage play.



** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', where the main character has [[HelloInsertNameHere no static given name]], but always has the official ''nom de guerre'' in "The Phantom". As with most Atlus games, in Japanese promotional material the creators enter the name "主人 公" ("Protagonist"). In English promotional material, Atlus reps also joked everyone should name the Protagonist "Xander", after his English voice actor Creator/XanderMobus.

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** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', where the main character has [[HelloInsertNameHere no static given name]], but always has the official ''nom de guerre'' in "The Phantom". As with most Atlus games, in Japanese promotional material the creators enter the name "主人 公" ("Protagonist"). In English promotional material, Atlus reps also joked everyone should name the Protagonist "Xander", after his English voice actor Creator/XanderMobus. In the manga adaptation, he is named Akira Kurusu.
29th Mar '17 8:19:52 AM ChrisX
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** While the heroes in ''II'' remain unnamed so far, in ''III'', if using the Wizard, the Sorceress' name is revealed: Isendra. And later on, ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' gives one to the Necromancer, Xul, and then the Amazon, Cassia..

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** While the heroes in ''II'' remain unnamed so far, in ''III'', if using the Wizard, the Sorceress' name is revealed: Isendra. And later on, ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' gives one to the Necromancer, Xul, and then the Amazon, Cassia..Cassia.
29th Mar '17 8:19:41 AM ChrisX
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** While the heroes in ''II'' remain unnamed so far, in ''III'', if using the Wizard, the Sorceress' name is revealed: Isendra. And later on, ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' gives one to the Necromancer: Xul.

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** While the heroes in ''II'' remain unnamed so far, in ''III'', if using the Wizard, the Sorceress' name is revealed: Isendra. And later on, ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' gives one to the Necromancer: Xul.Necromancer, Xul, and then the Amazon, Cassia..
27th Mar '17 3:26:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Every game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series lets you name the hero; canonically, however, his name is always Link.

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* Every game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series (except [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'') lets you name the hero; canonically, however, his name is always Link.
17th Mar '17 11:41:33 PM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/MassEffectAndromeda'' has Scott and Sara as the default name for the Ryder you choose as your protagonist. The one you don't choose uses those names and if you choose it as your default name then it gets used in-game.
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