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10th Jul '16 10:39:20 AM nombretomado
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* Almost all {{RPG}}s made by Creator/{{Bioware}} allowed you to name your character, and almost all have involved voice acting. The solution to the naming problem has been to simply refer to your name only in the written dialogue, and only in passing. For example, you could have "I don't think that's a very good idea, <name>" in the dialogue with the voice acting simply being "I don't think that's a very good idea". There is separate voice acting for the male/female distinction, however. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' partly averts this by giving the main character the moniker "Exile" (canonically "Jedi Exile"), while in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the player can only change the ''first name'' of Commander Shepard and it's is never used anywhere in the game.

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* Almost all {{RPG}}s made by Creator/{{Bioware}} Creator/BioWare allowed you to name your character, and almost all have involved voice acting. The solution to the naming problem has been to simply refer to your name only in the written dialogue, and only in passing. For example, you could have "I don't think that's a very good idea, <name>" in the dialogue with the voice acting simply being "I don't think that's a very good idea". There is separate voice acting for the male/female distinction, however. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' partly averts this by giving the main character the moniker "Exile" (canonically "Jedi Exile"), while in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the player can only change the ''first name'' of Commander Shepard and it's is never used anywhere in the game.



* 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 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'.

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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 BioWare 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'.
9th Jul '16 10:12:05 PM RAMChYLD
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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] let's you name your characters online, but after that, you'll probably never see it again, unless you've created multiple characters and are in the character select screen- the parts of the game with voice acting will never mention your name, and in cases where names are shown, only the player's Social Club nickname ever comes up, not the name of the character that the player has designated.

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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] let's lets you name your characters online, but after that, you'll probably never see it again, unless you've created multiple characters and are in the character select screen- the parts of the game with voice acting will never mention your name, and in cases where names are shown, only the player's Social Club nickname ever comes up, not the name of the character that the player has designated.
9th Jul '16 10:06:32 PM RAMChYLD
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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] let's you name your character online, but after that, you'll probably never see it again, unless you've created multiple characters and are in the character select screen- the parts of the game with voice acting will never mention your name, and in cases where names are shown, only the player's nickname ever comes up, not the name of the character that the player has designated.

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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] let's you name your character characters online, but after that, you'll probably never see it again, unless you've created multiple characters and are in the character select screen- the parts of the game with voice acting will never mention your name, and in cases where names are shown, only the player's Social Club nickname ever comes up, not the name of the character that the player has designated.
9th Jul '16 10:05:33 PM RAMChYLD
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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] let's you name your character online, but after that, you'll probably never see it again, unless you've created multiple characters and are in the character select screen- the parts of the game with voice acting will never mention your name, and in cases where names are shown, only the player's nickname ever comes up, not the name of the character that the player has designated.
5th Jul '16 12:13:27 AM Jatym
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* Taken UpToEleven in ''Webcomic/TheFourth'', where the HeroAntagonist is ''literally'' named "Blank".
1st Jul '16 11:30:59 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''[[Webcomic/{{Megamanspritecomic}} Megaman Sprite Game]]'', you get to name [[spoiler:the new Dogmobile after the old one dies]].
24th Jun '16 7:25:18 AM Adept
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* The player characters in the ''HarvestMoon'' series all seem to have default names, but for some cases like Pete their fanon names are more widely known (for him it's Jack). You don't have to use the default names (that's assuming you knew them), which is where this trope comes into play.

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* The player characters in the ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series all seem to have default names, but for some cases like Pete their fanon names are more widely known (for him it's Jack). You don't have to use the default names (that's assuming you knew them), which is where this trope comes into play.



* Ironically, while ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games have voice acting, they're SpeakingSimlish, so players have no problems changing the names of their Sims.

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* Ironically, while ''VideoGame/TheSims'' ''Franchise/TheSims'' games have voice acting, they're SpeakingSimlish, so players have no problems changing the names of their Sims.
11th Jun '16 12:20:15 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Holy Umbrella'' has the player name the protagonist, justified by the SummonEverymanHero premise.

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* ''Holy Umbrella'' has In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the player gets to name the protagonist, protagonist. This is justified by the SummonEverymanHero premise.plot.
4th Jun '16 9:44:08 AM nombretomado
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* The EA Sports ''VideoGame/{{NHL|Hockey}}'' series has tried different approaches to this in its ''Create a Player'' feature. ''NHL 2002'' made an attempt to actually use the name entered, whereas ''NHL 07'' asks you to select the player's surname from a huge pre-defined list, and this selection is then used in all commentary. This could have been driven by EA's decision to switch from creating a version specifically for the PC (''NHL 2002''), to simply porting over the PS2 version to PC (''NHL 06'' onwards).

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* The EA Sports ''VideoGame/{{NHL|Hockey}}'' series has tried different approaches to this in its ''Create a Player'' feature. ''NHL 2002'' made an attempt to actually use the name entered, whereas ''NHL 07'' asks you to select the player's surname from a huge pre-defined list, and this selection is then used in all commentary. This could have been driven by EA's decision to switch from creating a version specifically for the PC (''NHL 2002''), to simply porting over the PS2 [=PS2=] version to PC (''NHL 06'' onwards).
28th May '16 4:14:20 PM nombretomado
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* The UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Hyper VideoGame/BishiBashi Champ'' allows you to choose from a list of prerecorded "wacky" nicknames, although this feature is removed from its PlayStation port on the compilation ''Bishi Bashi Special'' (where you're always "PRAYAAAAH WAN")

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* The UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Hyper VideoGame/BishiBashi Champ'' allows you to choose from a list of prerecorded "wacky" nicknames, although this feature is removed from its PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation port on the compilation ''Bishi Bashi Special'' (where you're always "PRAYAAAAH WAN")
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