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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]]''
30th Jan '17 4:53:59 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=].

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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."
27th Jan '17 5:25:08 PM ILikeRobots
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* 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."
26th Jan '17 5:25:00 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names 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=].

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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=].
26th Jan '17 4:54:51 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor.
flavor. For example, butterscotch pie becomes the less appetizing [=ButtsPie=].
23rd Jan '17 10:56:55 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=CamelCases=] item names and scrunches them down to eight or nine letters, for no apparent reason other than {{Retraux}} flavor.
14th Jan '17 6:49:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the Franchise/{{Lufia}} series, "Selene" was shortened to "Selan" and "Heidecker" became "Dekar". ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' averted this by allowing other party members' names to be longer than five characters (TheHero is limited to five, but his canon name merely went [[SpellMyNameWithAnS from "Wein" to "Wain"]]).

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* In the Franchise/{{Lufia}} ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series, "Selene" was shortened to "Selan" and "Heidecker" became "Dekar". ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' averted this by allowing other party members' names to be longer than five characters (TheHero is limited to five, but his canon name merely went [[SpellMyNameWithAnS from "Wein" to "Wain"]]).
1st Dec '16 2:21:49 PM Prfnoff
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*** The boss Poltrgeist omits an "e", and the Ultima Weapon drops the space and is renamed [=AtmaWeapon=]. Both are only in the Super NES and [=PS1=] releases; later releases restore Poltrgeist's name to the Japanese name, Demon, and [=AtmaWeapon=] reverted to Ultima Weapon.

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*** The boss Poltrgeist omits an "e", and the Ultima Weapon drops the space and is renamed [=AtmaWeapon=]. Both are only in the Super NES and [=PS1=] releases; later releases restore Poltrgeist's name to the Japanese name, Demon, and [=AtmaWeapon=] reverted to Ultima Weapon. Also of note in this context is the restoration of the DummiedOut boss [=CzarDragon=] as Kaiser Dragon.
20th Oct '16 7:50:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is even ''worse'', as it not only suffers the exact same problem as the first, the TranslationTrainwreck and [[TheyJustDidntCare general lack of care]] from the translators turned up heavily compressed and at times almost incomprehensible names. Some beauties include "Bleu/Deis's Room=[=BlueRm=]", "Circlet"="[=SokletAR=]", "Undead Thief" = "Sheef", "Dark Crusader=D.Crsdr", "Mind Blast"="Mindstr" and "Multi-Attack"="Eggbetr".

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** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is even ''worse'', as it not only suffers the exact same problem as the first, the TranslationTrainwreck and [[TheyJustDidntCare general lack of care]] from the translators turned up heavily compressed and at times almost incomprehensible names. Some beauties include "Bleu/Deis's Room=[=BlueRm=]", "Circlet"="[=SokletAR=]", "Undead Thief" = "Sheef", "Dark Crusader=D.Crsdr", "Mind Blast"="Mindstr" and "Multi-Attack"="Eggbetr".
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