History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

1st May '16 2:24:37 AM Rorosilky5
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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.

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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos Chaos(Pronounced Kay-aohs) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
1st May '16 2:20:46 AM Rorosilky5
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* About every level in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', which gets lampshaded in "Southpole", its hint tile reads "What was the name of this level?". The obvious solution (but surprisingly ''not'' the fastest one) is [[spoiler: keep moving down]].

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* In ''Chef Solitaire USA'', Kurt Snark, the vitriolic host of ''Restaurant Boot Camp''.
* About every level in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', which gets lampshaded in "Southpole", its hint tile reads "What was the name of this level?". The obvious solution (but surprisingly ''not'' the fastest one) is [[spoiler: keep [[spoiler:keep moving down]].



** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade the Echidna dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
** 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.

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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade the Echidna [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
** 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.mouth(Bowlderized as Nack the Weasel).



** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip sundae supreme.

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** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip sundae supreme.supreme ice cream.



* In ''Chef Solitaire USA'', Kurt Snark, the vitriolic host of ''Restaurant Boot Camp''.
16th Apr '16 12:29:39 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' , you've got the eponymous main character, who's really fast, the fox with two tails is nicknamed Tails but his real name is "Miles Prower" (say it fast). The echidna who punches things and has spikes on his knuckles is named Knuckles. The [[BigBad man]] shaped like an egg and looks like an [[Music/TheBeatles Walrus]] is Dr. Eggman. His other name, Ivo Robotnik, also has meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.
** The name Amy also means "beloved" or "love". Her surname (or secondary name), "Rose" is French for "pink", and is also a symbol of love. Shadow’s name refers to his dark past and mysterious ways. Him, Cream, and Silver also have names that refer to their fur colors.
** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine loves ships and the ocean, Jet is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade dresses in dark blue/black, Big is both tall and fat, Rouge often wears makeup and Charmy is cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in its most powerful form.
** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. The Erazor Djinn is a double, as he wields a giant straight razor like a sword and wants to erase the 1001 Arabian Nights. Fang has an enormous fang (almost a tusk, even) sticking out of his mouth.
** One meaning of name Tikal is "Place of Voices". Now consider what happens which you bump her orb of light. It also refers to the site of an ancient Mayan civilization, which reflects her culture’s similarities to the Mayans in general. Similarly, her father Pachacamac is named after an ancient Peruvian temple.
** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip a name due to his favorite food of chocolate chip ice cream. It's later subverted with Professor Pickle, who mentions cucumber sandwiches constantly, not pickles.

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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' , you've got the eponymous main character, who's really fast, the fox with two tails is nicknamed Tails but his real name is "Miles Prower" (say it fast). The echidna who punches things and has spikes on his knuckles is named Knuckles. The [[BigBad man]] shaped like an egg and looks like an [[Music/TheBeatles Walrus]] is Dr. Eggman. His other ''real'' name, Ivo Robotnik, also has a meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.
** The name Amy also means "beloved" or "love". Her surname (or secondary name), "Rose" is French for "pink", and is also a symbol of love. Shadow’s name refers to his dark past and mysterious ways. Him, Shadow, Cream, and Silver also have names that refer to their fur colors.
** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade the Echidna dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in its it's most powerful form.
** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. The 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.
** One meaning of the name Tikal is "Place of Voices". Now consider what happens which you bump her orb of light. It also refers to the site of an ancient Mayan civilization, which reflects her culture’s similarities to the Mayans in general. Similarly, her father Pachacamac is named after an ancient Peruvian temple.
** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] a name due to his favorite food of food: chocolate chip ice cream. It's later subverted with Professor Pickle, who mentions cucumber sandwiches constantly, not pickles.sundae supreme.
16th Apr '16 12:14:12 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' , you've got the eponymous main character, who's really fast, the guy with two tails is nicknamed Tails but his real name is "Miles Prower" (say it fast). The guy who punches things and has spikes on his knuckles is named Knuckles. The [[BigBad man]] shaped like an egg and looks like an [[Music/TheBeatles Walrus]] is Dr. Eggman. His other name, Ivo Robotnik, also has meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.

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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' , you've got the eponymous main character, who's really fast, the guy fox with two tails is nicknamed Tails but his real name is "Miles Prower" (say it fast). The guy echidna who punches things and has spikes on his knuckles is named Knuckles. The [[BigBad man]] shaped like an egg and looks like an [[Music/TheBeatles Walrus]] is Dr. Eggman. His other name, Ivo Robotnik, also has meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.
12th Apr '16 9:13:13 AM thatmadork
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* 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.]]
28th Mar '16 11:08:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen V'', two of the potential love interests in the Star Division have a sign of the zodiac directly in their names (''Gemini'' Sunrise and Rikaritta /Rosarita ''Aries''). Two of the remaining love interests have corruptions or variations (''Sagiitta'' Weinberg/''Cheiron'' Archer -as in the constellation Sagittarius, representing the centaur Chiron/Kheiron- and Diana ''Caprice'' -as in Capricorn), while the last two are slightly subtler (''Subaru'' Kujo -the Japanese name for the Pleiades cluster in the Taurus constellation- and Ratchet ''Altair'' -the brightest star in the non-zodiac constellation Aquila). The five that reference zodiac constellations (also the five that can be chosen before a NewGamePlus) just happen to have been born under those signs, and all express personality traits consistent with their signs. [[spoiler:Also, Gemini has a split personality stemming from having a second heart--an embedded twin sister.]] The game also includes [=CGs=] of each character referencing their constellation, just in case a player didn't catch the references.

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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen V'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', two of the potential love interests in the Star Division have a sign of the zodiac directly in their names (''Gemini'' Sunrise and Rikaritta /Rosarita Rikaritta/[[DubNameChange Rosarita]] ''Aries''). Two of the remaining love interests have corruptions or variations (''Sagiitta'' Weinberg/''Cheiron'' Archer -as Weinberg/''[[DubNameChange Cheiron]]'' [[DubNameChange Archer]] - as in the constellation Sagittarius, representing the centaur Chiron/Kheiron- Chiron/Kheiron - and Diana ''Caprice'' -as in Capricorn), while the last two are slightly subtler (''Subaru'' Kujo -the - the Japanese name for the Pleiades cluster in the Taurus constellation- constellation - and Ratchet ''Altair'' -the - the brightest star in the non-zodiac constellation Aquila). The five that reference zodiac constellations (also the five that can be chosen before a NewGamePlus) just happen to have been born under those signs, and all express personality traits consistent with their signs. [[spoiler:Also, Gemini has a split personality stemming from having a second heart--an embedded twin sister.]] The game also includes [=CGs=] of each character referencing their constellation, just in case a player didn't catch the references.
27th Mar '16 1:47:52 PM Perseus
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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Link's FairyCompanion, who [[VoiceForTheVoiceless does all the talking for him]], is named Proxi.

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** In Link's FairyCompanion in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Link's FairyCompanion, who [[VoiceForTheVoiceless does all the talking for him]], is named Proxi.
27th Mar '16 1:47:31 PM Perseus
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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Link's FairyCompanion, who [[VoiceForTheVoiceless does all the talking for him]], is named Proxi.
22nd Mar '16 9:28:51 PM Limino
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** There's also Termina of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', a world that will end in three days without Link's intervention.

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** There's also Termina of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', a world that will end be ''terminated'' in three days without Link's intervention.
22nd Mar '16 7:31:43 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', Kyros (the EvilOverlord) might get his name from Greek. The word ''κύρος'' means power, authority, supremacy, or prestige, and ''Κῦρος'' (with a different diacritic) is the Greek form of Cyrus (as in the Persian empire-builder).
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