History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

13th Apr '17 12:08:52 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has several examples, often recurring:
** There is an in-universe book written by Zurin Arctus, called The Art of War Magic. It mimicks Sun Tzu's The Art of War both in content and in style.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has a more subtle example: the only surviving (bastard) heir of the Emperor is Martin Septim. [[spoiler: Martin, as in 'related to war' - his entire 'reign' consists of the war against the Mythic Dawn/Mehrunes Dagon]].
** It is mentioned in several games that Daedric Princes are so ancient, they were not named for something, but instead their names became common nouns. For example the word "vile" comes from Clavicus Vile.
** Few lists would be complete without a mention of [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Crassius_Curio Crassius Curio]], a man who might well be the avatar of Sanguine himself. The term 'crass' doesn't even begin to describe him, cupcake.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has several examples, often recurring:
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** There is an in-universe book written by Zurin Arctus, called The ''The Art of War Magic. Magic''. It mimicks mimics Sun Tzu's The Art of War ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' both in content and in style.
** It is mentioned in several games that [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] are so ancient, they were not named for something, but instead their names ''became'' common nouns. For example the word "vile" comes from Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Prince of [[DealWithTheDevil Bargains and Wishes]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is [[ProudMerchantRace Great House Hlaalu]] Councilor Crassius Curio. He is a LoveableSexManiac with CampGay dialogue who [[DirtyOldMan writes semi-pornographic plays]] in his spare time with "[[HerCodeNameWasMarySue Crantus Colto]]" as the main character. "Crass" doesn't even begin to describe him, "[[AffectionateNickname sweetie pie]]".
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has a more subtle example: the only surviving (bastard) heir of the Emperor is Martin Septim. [[spoiler: Martin, as in 'related to war' (from the Latin: "of Mars", the God of War) - his entire 'reign' consists of the war against the [[ReligionOfEvil Mythic Dawn/Mehrunes Dagon]].
** It is mentioned in several games that Daedric Princes are so ancient, they were not named for something, but instead their names became common nouns. For example the word "vile" comes from Clavicus Vile.
** Few lists would be complete without a mention of [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Crassius_Curio Crassius Curio]], a man who might well be the avatar of Sanguine himself. The term 'crass' doesn't even begin to describe him, cupcake.
Dawn]][=/=][[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]]]].
12th Apr '17 12:31:07 PM 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 ''real'' name, Ivo Robotnik, also has a meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.

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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' , ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', you've got the eponymous main character, who's really fast, faster than the speed of sound, even. 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 ''real'' name, Ivo Robotnik, also has a meaning: he makes [[MechaMooks robots]], and his first name is "Ovi" (latin for "egg") spelled backwards.
8th Apr '17 9:34:21 AM nombretomado
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* Nearly ''everyone'' in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' is like this. Super Macho Man, Bear Hugger, Mr. Sandman, Narcis Prince, Masked Muscle, Disco Kid... One caused by an attempt to dance around copyrights: in the Wii ''PunchOut'', Piston Honda had his last name changed to "Hondo". A ''hondo'' is the main chamber of a Buddhist temple, and according to ThatOtherWiki is an archaic name for Honshu, the main island of Japan, which Piston Hondo's hometown of Tokyo is located on. Now recall that all foreign boxers in ''Punch-Out!!'' are CaptainEthnic....

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* Nearly ''everyone'' in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' is like this. Super Macho Man, Bear Hugger, Mr. Sandman, Narcis Prince, Masked Muscle, Disco Kid... One caused by an attempt to dance around copyrights: in the Wii ''PunchOut'', ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', Piston Honda had his last name changed to "Hondo". A ''hondo'' is the main chamber of a Buddhist temple, and according to ThatOtherWiki is an archaic name for Honshu, the main island of Japan, which Piston Hondo's hometown of Tokyo is located on. Now recall that all foreign boxers in ''Punch-Out!!'' are CaptainEthnic....
25th Mar '17 1:10:53 AM Rorosilky5
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* Hope Girl, wielding the Sword of Hope is the last hope for the world of ''{{VideoGame/Fairune}}''. [[spoilerWas Hope Girl counts too, as she was the previous Hope Girl, now trapped as a statue in Sky Land in 2.]]

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* Hope Girl, wielding the Sword of Hope is the last hope for the world of ''{{VideoGame/Fairune}}''. [[spoilerWas [[spoiler:Was Hope Girl counts too, as she was the previous Hope Girl, now trapped as a statue in Sky Land in 2.]]
25th Mar '17 1:10:04 AM Rorosilky5
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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 ice cream.

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** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip ([[spoiler:Light Gaia]]) a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip '''chip''' sundae supreme ice cream.
25th Mar '17 1:09:53 AM Rorosilky5
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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 ice cream.

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** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] ([[spoiler:Light Gaia]]) a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip sundae supreme ice cream.
24th Mar '17 12:12:03 AM Dontfollowmeman
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', as [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] pointed out, is about existencialism. The main character's name is 2B.
--> '''Yahtzee:''' As in "2B or not 2B", you see, it's not just a kind of pencil.
2nd Mar '17 12:32:10 PM Spirend
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* Hope Girl, wielding the Sword of Hope is the last hope for the world of ''{{VideoGame/Fairune}}''. [[spoilerWas Hope Girl counts too, as she was the previous Hope Girl, now trapped as a statue in Sky Land in 2.]]
23rd Feb '17 2:55:49 PM IamTheCaligula
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** The skeleton brothers Papyrus and Sans fit their respective fonts rather well: Papyrus is loud, goofy, and difficult to take seriously, while (comic) Sans is laid back, lazy, and constantly pulling pranks - [[spoiler:[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness except when he changes his font to sans serif, that is]].]]

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** The skeleton brothers Papyrus and Sans fit their respective fonts rather well: Papyrus is loud, goofy, and difficult to take seriously, while (comic) Sans is laid back, lazy, and constantly pulling pranks - [[spoiler:[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness except when he changes his font to sans serif, that is]].is]]]]. Also, once you've really gotten to know him, you'll realize that Sans is "lacking" [[BeneathTheMask in quite]] [[DespairEventHorizon a lot]] [[SadClown of things.]]
17th Feb '17 2:31:14 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': Fasha the Fashionista, and Artie the Artist.
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