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15th Jan '17 6:46:04 AM Berrenta
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stronghold}} Crusader'', the player can choose his or her name and gender. The CD has a list of a few hundred common first names on it, and on the title screen the player would clearly hear "Greetings, Lord [name you choose]" or "Greetings, Lady [name you chose]" voice-acted.
** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Including Lord Vader]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stronghold}} Crusader'', the player can choose his or her name and gender. The CD has a list of a few hundred common first names on it, and on the title screen the player would clearly hear "Greetings, Lord [name you choose]" or "Greetings, Lady [name you chose]" voice-acted.
** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything
voice-acted. [[DevelopersForesight Including Lord Vader]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}'' has renamable foodstuffs (and pets); couple this with TheManyDeathsOfYou and it's not hard to see why some wags try to die by choking on "an unusually large wang" or kicking a "bucket".
** Like every other ''Nethack'' trope, this overlaps TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything. Reading a scroll of amnesia ordinarily triggers the messages "Who was that Maud person anyway?" and "Thinking of Maud, you forget everything else." That's unless your character's name is Maud, in which case "As your mind turns inward on itself, you forget everything else."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}'' has renamable foodstuffs (and pets); couple this with TheManyDeathsOfYou and it's not hard to see why some wags try to die by choking on "an unusually large wang" or kicking a "bucket".
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"bucket". Like every other ''Nethack'' trope, this overlaps TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.with DevelopersForesight. Reading a scroll of amnesia ordinarily triggers the messages "Who was that Maud person anyway?" and "Thinking of Maud, you forget everything else." That's unless your character's name is Maud, in which case "As your mind turns inward on itself, you forget everything else."
14th Jan '17 6:55:16 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' series lets you name TheHero of each game, save for ''[[VideoGame/LufiaCurseOfTheSinistrals Curse of the Sinistrals]]'' due to voice acting. Oddly, you can open the menu and see Eldin named as "Eldin" before you're given the prompt to name him in ''[[VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore Ruins of Lore]]''. ''[[VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals Lufia II]]'' and ''Ruins of Lore'' also let you name your {{Mons}}.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series lets you name TheHero of each game, save for ''[[VideoGame/LufiaCurseOfTheSinistrals Curse of the Sinistrals]]'' due to voice acting. Oddly, you can open the menu and see Eldin named as "Eldin" before you're given the prompt to name him in ''[[VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore Ruins of Lore]]''. ''[[VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals Lufia II]]'' and ''Ruins of Lore'' also let you name your {{Mons}}.
10th Jan '17 9:21:00 PM 4444jdm
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** Naturally, ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' players picked up on the dirty name stuff as soon as the appraisal feature, with comments on a Pokemon's size, was released.

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** Naturally, As with the above main series and ''Mystery Dungeon'' examples, ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' allows you to nickname your Pokémon. Unlike above examples however, you can nickname your Pokémon at anytime without requirements nor restrictions. Naturally, ''Pokémon Go'' players picked up on the dirty name stuff as soon as the appraisal feature, with comments on a Pokemon's size, was released.
6th Jan '17 7:28:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Any time a person, place, or thing can be renamed in a game, bringing the matter up for a vote is a time-honored tradition in the Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay forum. A GenreSavvy [=LPer=] will be quick to ban obvious joke names ("[[FreudWasRight Dongs]]" is generally not a valid name for this reason), but sometimes the goons do come up with pretty clever ThemeNaming schemes.

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* Any time a person, place, or thing can be renamed in a game, bringing the matter up for a vote is a time-honored tradition in the Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay forum. A GenreSavvy [=LPer=] will be quick to ban obvious joke names ("[[FreudWasRight Dongs]]" ("Dongs" is generally not a valid name for this reason), but sometimes the goons do come up with pretty clever ThemeNaming schemes.
5th Jan '17 3:00:45 PM infernape612
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*** In the second game, The first code lets you rename the party of the second game, while the second lets you rename the ones from the first.
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' restricts the character naming to just the main character, Matthew. Everyone else is set with their given names.

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*** In the second game, The the first code lets you rename the party of the second game, while the second lets you rename the ones from the first.
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' restricts the character naming to just the main character, Matthew. Everyone else is set with their given names. However, you cannot give your character the same name as any other party member or plot-critical NPC ([[DevelopersForesight including]] [[spoiler:[[DevelopersForesight Alex]]]]).
4th Jan '17 5:57:24 AM dotchan
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** Creator/PlaySkool Does This. In 2000 They Made The Fully Customizable Especially My [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] That Does This. 16 Years Later They Make The [[Series/SesameStreet]] Love To Learn [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] (Stylized As Love2Learn Elmo, Also Called Fun2Learn Elmo) Which Does This.

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** Creator/PlaySkool Does This. does this. In 2000 They Made The Fully Customizable Especially they made the fully customizable "Especially My [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] That Does This. Barney]]" that does this. 16 Years Later They Make The [[Series/SesameStreet]] years later, they make the Series/SesameStreet Love To Learn [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] (Stylized As Love2Learn (stylized as [=Love2Learn=] Elmo, Also Called Fun2Learn also called [=Fun2Learn=] Elmo) Which Does This.which does this.
31st Dec '16 7:27:38 PM nombretomado
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* The ''FossilFighters'' games not only allow you to name yourself, but you can, in fact, change your name as much as you like, any time you like. Tired of being named [[CanonName Hunter]] or [[CanonName Dina?]] How about Buckland or Sarah? The first game, however, did not allow you to name your {{Mons}} despite this feature. (The second game did.)

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* The ''FossilFighters'' ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' games not only allow you to name yourself, but you can, in fact, change your name as much as you like, any time you like. Tired of being named [[CanonName Hunter]] or [[CanonName Dina?]] How about Buckland or Sarah? The first game, however, did not allow you to name your {{Mons}} despite this feature. (The second game did.)
27th Dec '16 3:36:23 PM pinkdalek
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', you can name Tidus whatever you want, and as a result he is referred to by the standard multiple variants of ''you''. In fact, the other characters seem to (quite conspicuously) go out of their way not to address him by name in the third-person. Oddly, this still occurs in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'' when the player has ''no'' chance of renaming him, although Yuna is the only one who really talks about him directly. Subsequent games would simply ditch the feature so as to avoid that voice acting problem again.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', you ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', it is used for a little bit of ChekhovsGun. You can name Tidus whatever Firion, Maria, Guy and Leon when starting a new game, similarly to the prequel and sequel. However, Leon immediately disappears after the HopelessBossFight that starts the story. You don't get to name any of the guest characters that show up to take his place (Minwu, Josef, Gordon, Layla, and Ricard), and Leon [[TheBusCameBack eventually reappears right at the end of the game.]]
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'',
you want, and don't get to name anyone as they are introduced, but you can change their names by speaking to an NPC (Namingway). Lampshaded in the DS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which adds a result he is subplot where Namingway finds himself out of a job, realising that since characters are referred to by in spoken dialogue, he can no longer rename them.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', you can rename Bartz ([[UnfortunateNames probably for
the standard multiple variants best]]) but none of ''you''. In fact, the other characters four party members. Curiously, there doesn't seem to (quite conspicuously) go be a technical reason behind this. Perhaps it's to make Bartz more important, as he wouldn't particularly jump out at you as being the protagonist otherwise.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s execution is very stylish, befitting a game inspired by theatre. Every time a new character is introduced, they get an EstablishingCharacterMoment, after which the screen turns black with the character highlighted in the middle, and a short, poetic description
of their way not personality is displayed. If you choose to address him by change their name, the character's real name will show up later in the third-person. Oddly, this still occurs credits as an 'actor's name' (e.g. "STARRING: ... TINA as TERRA BRANFORD").
***If you already know the events prior to playing or already played through, naming your Edgar character "Gerad" causes an excellent humorous line later on
in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'' the game when the player has ''no'' chance of renaming him, although Yuna is character tries to hide his identity which causes the only one who really talks about him directly. Subsequent games would simply ditch game to print "I'm not Gerad, I'm Gerad!".
*** Or naming Celes "Maria". "Maria looks just like Maria?"
*** Or in
the feature so case of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', giving Red XIII his original name, "Nanaki". "I'm Nanaki, also known as to avoid that voice acting problem again.Nanaki."



** Lampshaded in the DS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Namingway, an NPC who could rename your characters for you in previous versions, finds himself out of a job when he realizes that since characters are referred to in spoken dialogue, he can no longer rename them.
** In the PSP remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' you can name your character at the start of the game, and your character will be referred to as the name you set in text sequences. However, the main character is referred to by his default name in the voice-over cutscenes.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' also lets you rename the main character, but also lets you change the name of the clan you are in.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', you can name Tidus whatever you want, and as a result he is referred to by the standard multiple variants of ''you''. In fact, the other characters seem to (quite conspicuously) go out of their way not to address him by name in the third-person. Oddly, this still occurs in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'' when the player has ''no'' chance of renaming him, although Yuna is the only one who really talks about him directly. Subsequent games would simply ditch the feature so as to avoid that voice acting problem again.
** In the PSP remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' you can name your character at the start of the game, and your character will be referred to as the name you set in text sequences. However, the main character is referred to by his default name in the voice-over cutscenes.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' also lets you rename the main character, but also lets you change the name of the clan you are in.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' if you already know the events prior to playing or already played through, naming your Edgar character "Gerad" causes an excellent humorous line later on in the game when the character tries to hide his identity which causes the game to print "I'm not Gerad, I'm Gerad!".
*** Or naming Celes "Maria". "Maria looks just like Maria?"
*** Or in the case of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', giving Red XIII his original name, "Nanaki". "I'm Nanaki, also known as Nanaki."



** ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' has a conceit where all of the potential candidates for being the ChosenOne have the same name as your main character. It also has social gaming features which encourage players to put in Internet-style handles, even if they'd normally be satisfied leaving an ''FF'' protagonist with their default name or naming them after themselves. [[{{Narm}} Bathetic]] HilarityEnsues when {{NPC}}s are speaking of the great destiny within the name [=VAPELORD420=] or something [[UnfortunateNames similarly terrible]].

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** ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' has a conceit where all of the potential candidates for being the ChosenOne have the same name as your main character. It also has social gaming features which encourage players to put in Internet-style handles, even if they'd normally be satisfied leaving an ''FF'' protagonist with their default name or naming them after themselves. [[{{Narm}} Bathetic]] HilarityEnsues when {{NPC}}s are speaking of rhapsodising about the great destiny within significance of the name [=VAPELORD420=] or something [[UnfortunateNames similarly terrible]].whatever stupid thing you call yourself online]].
8th Dec '16 6:43:59 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' makes the whole thing meta-textual, as you select your character's name by having him sign a FalseConfession after being captured by DirtyPolice at the start of the story.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' makes the whole thing meta-textual, as you select your character's name by having him sign a FalseConfession after being captured by DirtyPolice {{Corrupt Cop}}s at the start of the story.
17th Nov '16 11:20:03 AM ashlay
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', your can name the main character whatever you please, and the chosen name appears in dialogue text where appropriate but is not included in the voice-acting, in much the same fashion as some of the Creator/BioWare examples already mentioned. Sometimes, the P3 protagonist will be referred to as 'Leader' (or 'Our Leader' if he's not around), while P4 further gets around the issue by having Yosuke refer to the main character as 'Partner', while Teddie calls him 'Sensei' and Rise, Kanji and Naoto all call him 'Senpai'.
** This is averted as of VideoGame/{{Persona 4 Arena}}, as the Persona 4 protagonist is now officially named Yu Narukami.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' treats this in a different way; in ''Innocent Sin'', you can name the main character whatever you want, but it's not going to change the fact that his name is Tatsuya Suou in ''Eternal Punishment''. When Maya Amano takes over as protagonist in the latter game, she averts the tradition - her name cannot be changed.
** To compound matters, the UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics (-Kun, -San, etc.) are preserved in the ''Persona'' games and the other characters commonly use them when addressing you in scenes with non-spoken dialogue. This can end up sounding really unnatural if you didn't choose a Japanese name.
** ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' takes it a step further by letting you name both the Persona 3 and Persona 4 Heroes. In-game dialogue keeps most of the same stand-in nicknames as the previous games, with which Hero is currently acting as the player character being called 'Leader' and other getting dubbed 'Vice-Leader.'

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', your can name the main character whatever you please, and the chosen name appears in dialogue text where appropriate but is not included in the voice-acting, in much the same fashion as some of the Creator/BioWare examples already mentioned. Sometimes, the P3 protagonist will be referred to as 'Leader' (or 'Our Leader' if he's not around), while P4 further gets around the issue by having Yosuke refer to the main character as 'Partner', while Teddie calls him 'Sensei' and Rise, Kanji and Naoto all call him 'Senpai'.
** This is averted as of VideoGame/{{Persona 4 Arena}}, as the Persona 4 protagonist is now officially named Yu Narukami.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' treats this in a different way; in ''Innocent Sin'', you can name the main character whatever you want, but it's not going to change the fact that his name is Tatsuya Suou in ''Eternal Punishment''. When Maya Amano takes over as protagonist in the latter game, she averts the tradition - her name cannot be changed.
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'Senpai'. To compound matters, the UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics (-Kun, -San, etc.) are preserved in the ''Persona'' games and the other characters commonly use them when addressing you in scenes with non-spoken dialogue. This can end up sounding really unnatural if you didn't choose a Japanese name.
** * Suberted in VideoGame/{{Persona 4 Arena}}, as the Persona 4 protagonist suddenly has the official name of Yu Narukami.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' treats this in a different way; in ''Innocent Sin'', you can name the main character whatever you want, but it's not going to change the fact that his name is Tatsuya Suou in ''Eternal Punishment''. When Maya Amano takes over as protagonist in the latter game, she averts the tradition - her name cannot be changed.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' makes the whole thing meta-textual, as you select your character's name by having him sign a FalseConfession after being captured by DirtyPolice at the start of the story.
*
''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' takes it a step further by letting you name both the Persona 3 and Persona 4 Heroes. In-game dialogue keeps most of the same stand-in nicknames as the previous games, with which Hero is currently acting as the player character being called 'Leader' and other getting dubbed 'Vice-Leader.'
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