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18th Apr '18 7:50:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* The player characters in the ''VideoGame/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.
** Interestingly, ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]'' and ''Sunshine Islands'' only allow 6-character names for their farmers, Mark and Chelsea. Chelsea is one letter too long to fit.
** In ''Puzzle De Harvest Moon'' the previously named characters were given names with [[SpellMyNameWithAnS odd spelling]].

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* The player characters in the ''VideoGame/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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play. Interestingly, ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]'' and ''Sunshine Islands'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonSunshineIslands Sunshine Islands]]'' only allow 6-character names for their farmers, Mark and Chelsea. Chelsea is one letter too long to fit.
** In ''Puzzle De Harvest Moon'' the previously named characters were given names with [[SpellMyNameWithAnS odd spelling]].
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* Ironically, while ''Franchise/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 ''Franchise/TheSims'' ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games have voice acting, they're SpeakingSimlish, so players have no problems changing the names of their Sims.



* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the first thing you do is name your player character, your farm, and your favorite thing (much like the MOTHER series). Your "favorite thing" only comes up in a dialogue that occurs after you find and eat a Stardrop: "It's strange, but the taste reminds you of [favorite thing]." If your "favorite thing" is "ConcernedApe" (the pen-name of the developer) the game thanks you during the Stardrop dialogue.

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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the first thing you do is name your player character, your farm, and your favorite thing (much like the MOTHER ''MOTHER'' series). Your "favorite thing" only comes up in a dialogue that occurs after you find and eat a Stardrop: "It's strange, but the taste reminds you of [favorite thing]." If your "favorite thing" is "ConcernedApe" (the pen-name of the developer) the game thanks you during the Stardrop dialogue.
9th Apr '18 8:04:17 PM nombretomado
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* When someone in a multiplayer game of ''RedFaction'' kills himself, the game shows a message saying " was killed by his own hand". When someone frags another player, the message says " was killed by ". Therefore, you see gamers calling themselves "his own hand", and beyond this, is Capture The Flag mode. The flag status indicator shows "at base" if it's at the base, "Missing" if it's dropped somewhere, or if somebody has it. Cue players naming themselves "at base" or "missing."

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* When someone in a multiplayer game of ''RedFaction'' ''VideoGame/RedFaction'' kills himself, the game shows a message saying " was killed by his own hand". When someone frags another player, the message says " was killed by ". Therefore, you see gamers calling themselves "his own hand", and beyond this, is Capture The Flag mode. The flag status indicator shows "at base" if it's at the base, "Missing" if it's dropped somewhere, or if somebody has it. Cue players naming themselves "at base" or "missing."
7th Apr '18 7:58:54 AM DaibhidC
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* A series of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive NP'' strips in which Grace plays ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', starting [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=314 here]] has Grace discuss how to choose names, get annoyed when Frog's default name is the one she wanted and she doesn't have enough letters to call Robo "Toaster", and name far too many characters Tedd.
29th Mar '18 9:18:48 PM nombretomado
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** Ditto with the remake of the first ''StarOcean'' for PSP.

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** Ditto with the remake of the first ''StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'' for PSP.
29th Mar '18 9:47:52 AM Drakkenmensch
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* Anytime ''Creator/JimSterling'' is faced with this choice, expect him to pick "Chungus" or a variation on it.
21st Mar '18 8:14:04 PM nombretomado
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*** Those more literary players could get a kick out of changing his name to 'Benedick', since [[MuchAdoAboutNothing he ends up with Beatrix]].

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*** Those more literary players could get a kick out of changing his name to 'Benedick', since [[MuchAdoAboutNothing [[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing he ends up with Beatrix]].
18th Mar '18 1:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/WildArms'': Most of the games allow the player to rename spells.

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* ''VideoGame/WildArms'': ''VideoGame/WildArms'':
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Most of the games allow the player to rename spells.
18th Mar '18 1:09:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/WildARMs2 Wild ARMs 2]]'' allowed the player to name virtually every major and minor character that was not a villain. ''[[VideoGame/WildARMs3 Wild ARMs 3]]'' also does this, mainly through using rare 'Rename Cards' on townsfolk. Also, most ''[[Franchise/WildARMs Wild ARMs]]'' games allow the player to rename spells.

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* ''[[VideoGame/WildARMs2 Wild ARMs 2]]'' allowed ''VideoGame/WildArms'': Most of the player to name virtually every major and minor character that was not a villain. ''[[VideoGame/WildARMs3 Wild ARMs 3]]'' also does this, mainly through using rare 'Rename Cards' on townsfolk. Also, most ''[[Franchise/WildARMs Wild ARMs]]'' games allow the player to rename spells.


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** ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' allowed the player to name virtually every major and minor character that was not a villain.
** ''VideoGame/WildArms3'' does this, mainly through using rare 'Rename Cards' on townsfolk.
3rd Feb '18 4:54:57 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' also features such in the character creation, and [=NPCs=] refer to the player by their name when speaking to them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' also features such in the character creation, and [=NPCs=] refer to the player by their name when speaking to them.talked to.
21st Jan '18 2:30:07 PM nombretomado
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* Present in ''MagicalStarsign''; you can not only name the hero(ine), you are given the option of naming your classmates. It comes with a neat detail: At least once, your main character is addressed by name in all-caps ''even if his/her name is not all-caps to begin with''. [[labelnote:Extra rant]] They actually put the effort into a tiny program, probably to be used very few times (if not once), made to emphasize characters' user-inputted names in a natural way, ''without'' using RainbowSpeak (which the game does use) or symbols around the word to point it out. (If you don't use italics, YOU USUALLY USE ALL-CAPS to emphasize something in text.) This, plus the fact that ''every single NPC'' has a unique name, confirms that this game loves names.[[/labelnote]]

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* Present in ''MagicalStarsign''; ''VideoGame/MagicalStarsign''; you can not only name the hero(ine), you are given the option of naming your classmates. It comes with a neat detail: At least once, your main character is addressed by name in all-caps ''even if his/her name is not all-caps to begin with''. [[labelnote:Extra rant]] They actually put the effort into a tiny program, probably to be used very few times (if not once), made to emphasize characters' user-inputted names in a natural way, ''without'' using RainbowSpeak (which the game does use) or symbols around the word to point it out. (If you don't use italics, YOU USUALLY USE ALL-CAPS to emphasize something in text.) This, plus the fact that ''every single NPC'' has a unique name, confirms that this game loves names.[[/labelnote]]
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