History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

9th Sep '17 9:48:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Hockey]]'', the character Beverly Backstop is the best goalie in the game.

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* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Hockey]]'', ''VideoGame/BackyardHockey'', the character Beverly Backstop is the best goalie in the game.
7th Sep '17 3:38:23 PM Dere
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** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. Erazor Djinn is a double, as he wields a giant straight razor like a sword and wants to erase the 1001 Arabian Nights. Fang the Sniper has an enormous fang (almost a tusk, even) sticking out of his mouth(Bowlderized as Nack the Weasel).

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** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. Erazor Djinn is a double, as he wields a giant straight razor like a sword and wants to erase the 1001 Arabian Nights. Fang the Sniper has an enormous fang (almost a tusk, even) sticking out of his mouth(Bowlderized mouth ({{Bowdlerise}}d as [[DubNameChange Nack the Weasel).Weasel]] in one of the games' English localizations).



** Sonic's name was going to have a double meaning originally, as the series was going to have more of a musical theme, with the title character being a member of a band. There are still remnants of this, such as Eggman's name and design being inspired by the song I Am the Walrus, Sonic's shoes being inspired by Michael Jackson, an old manga released to promote Sonic 1 having him as a rock star, and Vector's headphones.

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** Sonic's name was originally going to have a double meaning originally, meaning, as the series was going to have more of a musical theme, with the title character being a member of a band. There are still remnants of this, such as Eggman's name and design being inspired by the song I Am the Walrus, Sonic's shoes being inspired by Michael Jackson, an old manga released to promote Sonic 1 having him as a rock star, and Vector's headphones.
6th Sep '17 11:15:32 AM BeerBaron
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** Aureals are a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]]. They have golden skin and hair, and are typically outfitted in [[BlingOfWar golden armor]] with golden weapons. The "Aur" in Aureals comes from Aurum, the Latin word for gold. The mortal name for an Aureal is a "Golden Saint".
29th Aug '17 12:58:34 PM BeerBaron
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** Sanguine's name also works on two levels. He's the Daedric Prince of [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and [[TheHedonist Hedonism]], and the word "sanguine" can refer to a lively character as well as blood, which fits his patronage over both the light and dark aspects of pleasure.
28th Aug '17 2:15:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' has the RKS Magi, whose first names are all tells of their personality/history, except Dolis Warmind. (Furthermore, except for Zorne Sepperin ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS Zeppelin]]) and Dolis, their last names are derived from those of actual German game designers. This being a video game....

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' has the RKS Magi, whose first names are all tells of their personality/history, except Dolis Warmind. (Furthermore, except for Zorne Sepperin ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS Zeppelin]]) and Dolis, their last names are derived from those of actual German game designers. This being a video game....
28th Aug '17 11:31:28 AM BeerBaron
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** Nocturnal's name is meaningful on several levels. She is the Daedric Prince of [[TheSacredDarkness Darkness and the Night]], who is also associated with Thieves and Luck. Nocturnal means "active at night", and she is the very ''embodiment'' of the night. She is the patron of the thieves, who are also most active during the night.
20th Aug '17 5:35:59 PM Samothrace42
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', we have Robert House, a [[TheChessmaster consummate schemer]] who owns the city of New Vegas outright and is playing the two main powers in the area against one another; his name happens to fit quite well with the gambling motif that runs through the entire game.[[note]]For those not in the know, "the House" is a slang term for casino ownership, as in the phrase "The house always wins"; without giving away spoilers, the game has ''great'' fun with some of House's quest titles.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'': [[TheSociopath Mr. Burke]] doesn't ''just'' have a name that sounds like [[CountryManners "berk"]], he's also named after a famous Victorian murderer often mistaken for being a grave robber(he just sold the bodies of his victims to doctors). But even all '''that''' doesn't quite hint at how [[AtomicHate evil]] he truly is.
** [[BadassInANiceSuit Mr. Crowley]] and his {{ArchEnemy}} [[UpperClassTwit Alistair]] [[RetiredMonster Tenpenny]] both have their names derive from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley Aleister Crowley]], a famous occultist and coiner of the term "{{Magick}}."
** The [[PosthumousCharacter long-deceased]] [[ReluctantMadScientist Dr. John Malleus]] of Vault 92 was part of a sonic brainwashing program in the Vault with the goal of creating the perfect assassins and soldiers. Dr. Malleus has the same name as one of the tiny bones located in the inner ear that make hearing possible.
** [[GeniusBruiser Fawkes]], the [[PlayerCharacter Lone Wanderer's]] [[ProudWarriorRace Super]] [[DumbMuscle Mutant]] [[TokenHeroicOrc companion]], has a name referencing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes Guy Fawkes]], a member of the failed Gunpowder Plot and one of the main inspirations for [[Creator/AlanMoore Alan Moore's]] ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''. Like Moore's [=V=], the Super Mutant Fawkes is the product of a government [[SuperSoldier Super Soldier]] project and is more or less a [[WarriorPoet Warrior Poet]].
** Everyone in the [[UndergroundRailroad Temple of the Union]] are [[ThemeNaming named after a figure in Abraham Lincoln's government]]: Hannibal Hamlin (Lincoln's Vice President during his first term), Simon(e) Cameron (Secretary of War), Caleb Smith (Secretary of the Interior), Bill Seward (Secretary of State) and the dog, Fore Score.
** The curator of the ([[FutureImperfect wildly inaccurate]]) American history museum in Rivet City is named [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln Abraham]] [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]]. [[LampshadeHanging He's well aware of the]] [[ContrivedCoincidence coincidental naming, to]].
** The game's [[BigBad main antagonist]] is [[PresidentEvil President John Henry Eden]] of [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Enclave]]. His name [[spoiler:[[AIIsACrapshoot which he]] [[EnforcedTrope picked out himself]]]] is both a reference to the folk hero John Henry and to the President's [[VisionaryVillain ultimate goal of]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist recreating paradise]] - [[TheUnfettered no matter the countless innocents his armies butcher or the dozens upon dozens of slaves they create in order to do so]].
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', we have Mr. Robert Edwin House, a [[TheChessmaster consummate schemer]] who owns the city of New Vegas outright and is playing the two main powers in the area against one another; his name happens to fit quite well with the gambling motif that runs through the entire game.[[note]]For those not in the know, "the House" is a slang term for casino ownership, as in the phrase "The house always wins"; without giving away spoilers, the game has ''great'' fun with some of House's quest titles.[[/note]]



** Ulysses is also an example. He mentions he took his name from Ulysses S. Grant, who "turned two flags into one and lost himself in the process."
** Jason Bright has the PropheticName variation -- he had that name since before the Great War, and has become a Glowing One (a variation of ghoul that glows with radiation).

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** Ulysses is also an example. He mentions he took his name from Ulysses S. Grant, who "turned two flags into one and lost himself in the process."
" His name is also the Latinized version of Odysseus from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', who spent several decades searching for his homeland after suffering through a brutal war.
** Jason Bright has the PropheticName variation -- he had that name since before the Great War, and has become a Glowing One (a variation of ghoul Ghoul that glows with radiation).



*** In fact, ''all'' members of the [[MadScientist Think Tank]] have [[ThemeNaming names related to]] [[EternalRecurrence infinite repetition]], which are part of [[spoiler:[[GoodAllAlong Dr. Mobius']] recursion programming]]. [[LargeHam Dr. Klein]] is named after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle Klein bottle]], [[NightmareFetishist Dr. Dala's]] name is short for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala "Mandala"]] (a circular geometric pattern), [[WalkingTechbane Dr. O/0's]] name(s) is/are a literal loop, [[TokenGoodTeammate Dr. 8's]] name is a sideways infinity symbol, [[AbsentMindedProfessor Dr. Mobius']] name is an obvious reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobius_strip Mobius strip]], and [[PsychopathicManchild Dr. Borous']] name is a ([[YouMakeMeSic misspelled]]) reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroborous Ouroboros]] (the snake that eats its own tail).



** Also, Camp Forlorn Hope, which would better mean "Abandon all Hope". Most NCR troopers consider the place hell.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Minutemen take their name from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutemen an actual historical group]] which operated in the early years of the American Revolution. The original Minutemen took their name from being armed and ready to fend off an enemy force at a minute's notice. They also even wear post-apocalyptic approximations of the same colonial outfits, and call their SchizoTech weapons "Laser Muskets". [[spoiler:They live up to this name if they go to war against the invading Brotherhood of Steel, as they shell their airship and it takes about one minute for the Brotherhood's Vertibirds to arrive at the Castle.]]

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** Also, Camp Forlorn Hope, which would better mean "Abandon all All Hope". Most NCR troopers consider the place hell.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Minutemen [[TheParagon Commonwealth Minutemen]] take their name from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutemen an actual historical group]] which operated in the early years of the American Revolution. The original Minutemen took their name from being armed and ready to fend off an enemy force at a minute's notice. They also even wear post-apocalyptic approximations of the same colonial outfits, and call their SchizoTech weapons "Laser Muskets". [[spoiler:They live up to this name if they go to war against the invading Brotherhood of Steel, as they shell their airship and it takes about one minute for the Brotherhood's Vertibirds to arrive at the Castle.]]]]
** [[UndergroundRailroad The Railroad]] obviously take their namesake from the Underground Railroad of American history.
** [[DeadpanSnarker Piper Wright]], one of the Sole Survivor's potential companions, has a first name sounding like "paper" and a surname sounding like "write." Piper's main career is as an {{Intrepid Reporter}}. She's also [[NiceGirl incredibly friendly]] and is trying to help make the Commonwealth a better place by uncovering/defeating corruption - in other words, [[StealthPun doing the (w)right thing]].
** [[TheAtoner Ada]], the new [[RobotBuddy robotic companion]] introduced in the ''Automatron'' [=DLC=], is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace Countess Ada Lovelace]], a mathematician often considered the first computer programmer and who has become the namesake of the "Ada" programming language.
** [[TheAlcoholic Old Longfellow]], a companion introduced in the ''Far Harbor'' [=DLC=] takes his name from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]], a famous poet ''also'' hailing from Maine.
** Sanctuary Hills is your first available settlement in the game. It's also one of the few with a river going through it, allowing you to plant the higher-tier water purifiers, as well as providing a lot of materials from the junk that's accumulated around the neighborhood.
** In ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy The Divine Comedy]]'', the poet Virgil guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory to reach Heaven. [[DefectorFromDecadence Brian Virgil]], who takes his name from him, is a former Institute scientist hiding out in [[Main/DeathWorld the Glowing Sea]] and guides the Sole Survivor through the "Purgatory" of [[CrapsackWorld the Commonwealth]] to reach the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas supposed]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld "Heaven"]] of [[RaygunGothic the Institute]].
** [[MasterOfDisguise Deacon]], one of the [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad's top field agents]], has a [[CodeName codename]] meaning "messenger" in Greek. Considering how Deacon's main job is to travel the Commonwealth (carrying messages from one Safehouse to another) and gathering intelligence for the organization, it's quite fitting. The fact that the word "deacon" is also the term for an assistant to the ministry in a Christian congregation and that the Railroad [[RuleOfSymbolism has lots of religious-related symbolism around their emancipation of Synths]] is likely ''not'' a coincidence.
** A rather odd example, in that it's only played straight if the Sole Survivor helps destroy the Railroad, and is inverted if the Survivor sides with the Railroad[[spoiler:/Minutemen]]. [[BigGood Desdemona]], the current leader of the Railroad, has a codename that not only means "ill-fated", but is taken from Shakespeare's ''{{Theatre/Othello}}''. ''That'' Desdemona was a {{Nice Girl}} that was a [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Horrible Judge of Character]] whose lapse in judgement ended in her downfall - all of which can possibly happen again with the Railroad's Desdemona.
** [[NobleBigot Elder Arthur Maxson]], the new leader of the [[TheOrder East Coast Brotherhood of Steel]], is the [[TheGoodKing main leader & descendant]] of [[FounderOfTheKingdom his organization's founder]] and has reformed the Brotherhood into [[FeudalFuture operating under a more feudalistic model]]. Yes, he ''is'' supposed to come across as a [[Myth/KingArthur "King Arthur"]]-like figure.
18th Aug '17 10:58:43 AM BeerBaron
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** Hircine is the Daedric Prince of [[EgoManiacHunter the Hunt]]. In Latin, "hircine" means "goat-like", although Hircine's forms tend to more closely resemble [[TheMarvelousDeer a stag]].
16th Aug '17 12:23:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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*** Otacon's code-name not only is meaningful due to his {{Otaku}} nature, it's also possibly an allusion to his backstory: It's two letters off from {{Shotacon}}. [[spoiler: He's a statutory rape victim.]]

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*** Otacon's code-name not only is meaningful due to his {{Otaku}} nature, it's also possibly an allusion to his backstory: It's two letters off from {{Shotacon}}.[[LoliconAndShotacon shotacon]]. [[spoiler: He's a statutory rape victim.]]
15th Aug '17 6:13:53 PM Argon2
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* VideoGame/LauraBow (pronounced like the weapon) is an amateur detective who "hunts" down criminals.
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