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6th Mar '17 3:39:25 AM pinkdalek
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** The writers of '' VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' actually got asked a lot by nerds why they used the name Orthros, a Greek dog monster, for a purple octopus character. It was eventually revealed to have been inspired by a purple octopus toy called Orthros that Creator/HiranobuSakaguchi had as a child. (The English localisation changed his name to Ultros, avoiding the embarrassment.)

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** The **The writers of '' VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' actually got asked a lot by nerds why they used the name Orthros, a Greek dog monster, for a purple octopus character. It was eventually revealed to have been inspired by a purple octopus toy called Orthros that Creator/HiranobuSakaguchi Creator/HironobuSakaguchi had as a child. (The English localisation changed his name to Ultros, avoiding the embarrassment.)
6th Mar '17 3:38:47 AM pinkdalek
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** Gilgamesh, in Sumerian mythology, was a great hero and king. The recurring Gilgamesh in ''Final Fantasy'' is a silly VillainWithAnFInEvil with a kabuki/classical Japanese aesthetic.

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** Gilgamesh, in Sumerian mythology, was a great hero and king. The recurring Gilgamesh in ''Final Fantasy'' is a silly VillainWithAnFInEvil MinionWithAnFInEvil with a kabuki/classical Japanese aesthetic.


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**The writers of '' VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' actually got asked a lot by nerds why they used the name Orthros, a Greek dog monster, for a purple octopus character. It was eventually revealed to have been inspired by a purple octopus toy called Orthros that Creator/HiranobuSakaguchi had as a child. (The English localisation changed his name to Ultros, avoiding the embarrassment.)
6th Mar '17 3:30:12 AM pinkdalek
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** Gilgamesh, in Sumerian mythology, was a great hero and king. The recurring Gilgamesh in ''Final Fantasy'' is a silly VillainWithAnFInEvil with a kabuki/classical Japanese aesthetic.
**Shiva. In Hindu mythology, a male god of war. In ''FF'', a sexy female 'ice queen'. Some theorise that this was punning off 'shiver'.
**Creator/YoshitakaAmano once bragged in an interview that the common Japanese pop cultural portrayal of Bahamut as being the King of the Dragons was invented by him, because he thought dragons were cool. (The mythological Bahamut is a sort of weird goat monster.)
5th Jun '16 3:40:04 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': The Blood Ravens don't have as well-defined a theme as other SpaceMarine chapters (who are space Vikings/Mongols/Romans/Renaissance Italians...), so their names can go from Greek myth (Endymion, Apollo Diomedes) to referencing the North (Davian Thule, Indrick Boreale), Abrahamic religion (Gabriel Angelos, Thaddeus), both (Jonah Orion) and sometimes, CanisLatinicus (Martellus, Avitus).
1st Apr '16 8:46:05 PM Vilui
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* All the bosses in the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.
* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.

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* All the bosses in the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series are named after the Major Arcana of the standard Tarot deck. Sometimes, the names very vaguely describe the enemy (i.e.(e.g. the multi-headed hydra dubbed "Tower" is pretty tall and the batlike "Hanged Man" is suspended in the air), but they're mostly just there to be cool.
* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e.(e.g. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.
10th Mar '16 1:39:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* "Scylla" from ''PrisonBreak'' has neither a "Charybdis" counterpart nor does it share any other characteristics with the sea monster of the same name.

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* "Scylla" from ''PrisonBreak'' ''Series/PrisonBreak'' has neither a "Charybdis" counterpart nor does it share any other characteristics with the sea monster of the same name.
13th Feb '16 7:23:07 PM SgtFrog1
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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo.

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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo. Some continuities say that pre-mutated Splinter was an ordinary pet rat owned by an art lover, which is where he got the names when he and the four young turtles were exposed to the mutagenic goop.
13th Nov '15 1:42:50 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Mode}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.
13th Nov '15 1:42:24 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' has minor {{NPC}}s named Cthulhu and Santa. The latter is an ordinary Mimiga who looks almost entirely unlike SantaClaus. Funnily enough though, when ''Cave Story+'' added {{Holiday Modes}}s, Santa is dressed like Santa Claus on Christmas and the Cthulhu actually look like their namesake on Halloween.
23rd Oct '15 11:23:17 PM shonengirl
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* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Fire Emblem game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.

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* In any given ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Fire Emblem game, there's often a few people with names taken from Mythology (I.e. Cain and Abel, Minerva, Percieval, etc.), who seem to have been named at random without much consideration.
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