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17th Apr '18 8:34:28 AM DanteVin
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* While it is the first time you name your captain in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', you can spell their names as however long as you want (due to it being based on your Mobage account username), However, subsequent renames are limited to six characters.
20th Feb '18 7:39:28 PM rjd1922
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** This is why the feather items introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' are called "Wings" in English and Paralysis Heal is called "Parlyz Heal" before being changed to "Paralyze Heal" in ''X and Y''
25th Jan '18 3:00:31 AM navaash
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*** The initials AUM are banned on almost every Japanese video game because of its connection to the subway-gassing cult.
30th Oct '17 9:23:46 AM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names in encounter screens and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor. For example, butterscotch pie becomes the less appetizing [=ButtsPie=]. When you use a [=SpiderDont=] (Spider Donut) in battle, it says, "Don't worry, the spider didn't." The name you input at the beginning of the game is also limited to six letters.
* The English version of ''Videogame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' often removes letters and spaces in enemy, object and [[PsychicPowers PSI]] names because of this, which is why we get things like "[=SuprHealing=]" instead of "Super Healing," "[=Def.Down=]" instead of "Defense Down," and "G.G.F's Diary" instead of "Great-Grandfather's Diary."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names in encounter screens and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor. For example, butterscotch pie becomes the less appetizing [=ButtsPie=]. When you use a [=SpiderDont=] [=SpidrDont=] (Spider Donut) in battle, it says, "Don't worry, the spider didn't." Certain boss fights remove jokes in the abbreviations; for instance, [=SpidrDont=] becomes [=SpdrDonut=]. The name you input at the beginning of the game is also limited to six letters.
* The English version of ''Videogame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' often removes letters and spaces in enemy, object and [[PsychicPowers PSI]] names because of this, which is why we get things like "[=SuprHealing=]" instead of "Super Healing," "[=Def.Down=]" instead of "Defense Down," and "G.G.F's Diary" instead of "Great-Grandfather's Diary."
26th Oct '17 1:32:19 AM Diask
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[[caption-width-right:400:Milhouse in The Simpsons, trying to be radical.]]

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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/CthulhuSavesTheWorld'''s bonus campaign ''Cthulhu's Angels'' when Elonalina tries to join October on a quest but can't because her name wouldn't fit in a status box, so she shortens it to "Elona" and joins without trouble.

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* In ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', with certain preparations you can defeat a legendary thief [=KazaaakplethKilik=] and get him to join your crew as... Kazaaak. A crewmate's name ''can'' be longer than that, but the limit is still not enough for the thief's full name.
25th Aug '17 8:24:31 AM N8han11
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[[caption-width-right:400:Millhouse in The Simpsons, trying to be radical]]

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[[caption-width-right:400:Millhouse [[caption-width-right:400:Milhouse in The Simpsons, trying to be radical]]
radical.]]
21st Jun '17 5:52:55 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names in encounter screens and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor. For example, butterscotch pie becomes the less appetizing [=ButtsPie=]. When you use a [=SpiderDont=] (Spider Donut) in battle, it says, "Don't worry, the spider didn't."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names in encounter screens and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor. For example, butterscotch pie becomes the less appetizing [=ButtsPie=]. When you use a [=SpiderDont=] (Spider Donut) in battle, it says, "Don't worry, the spider didn't."" The name you input at the beginning of the game is also limited to six letters.
20th May '17 4:37:48 PM OmegaMetroid
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* The ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games follow this trope for the names of [=NetNavis=], which might be an intentional throwback to the older games that had less memory. This leads to Navis named [=FlamMan=] ([=FlameMan=]), the American football-themed [=FootMan=]/[=GridMan=] and [=JapanMan=] (originally [=YamatoMan=].)

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* The ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games follow this trope for the names of [=NetNavis=], which might be an intentional throwback to the older games that had less memory.memory[[note]]It may also be a throwback to DOS limiting filenames to 8 characters, which is another example of this trope.[[/note]]. This leads to Navis named [=FlamMan=] ([=FlameMan=]), the American football-themed [=FootMan=]/[=GridMan=] and [=JapanMan=] (originally [=YamatoMan=].)
24th Mar '17 7:31:41 PM Ezclee4050
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* When computers started getting used for school records in TheEighties, there were limits of ten characters for first names. One problem: one of the most common American boys' names of TheSeventies, Christopher, had 11 letters, so teachers often had several [=CHRISTOPHEs=] their class rolls.
26th Feb '17 9:33:43 AM eroock
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-->--'''Music/BrentalFloss''', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy Classic [[WithLyrics WITH LYRICS]]''

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-->--'''Music/BrentalFloss''', -->-- '''Music/BrentalFloss''', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy Classic [[WithLyrics WITH LYRICS]]''
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