History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

21st Feb '18 9:55:25 AM nombretomado
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*** Nibelheim roughly translates into "Cloud Home" in German. Also worth noting is the Nibelung, the inhabitants of the Nibelheim of Norse Mythology, forged the eponymous "Ring des Nibelung" in [[RichardWagner Wagner's]] opera. The magic ring grants its owner the power to rule the world. The owner of the ring, the hero Siegfried, is betrayed by one who desires the ring and its power, similar to [[spoiler: Sephiroth betraying Zack/Cloud for Jenova.]]

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*** Nibelheim roughly translates into "Cloud Home" in German. Also worth noting is the Nibelung, the inhabitants of the Nibelheim of Norse Mythology, forged the eponymous "Ring des Nibelung" in [[RichardWagner [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner's]] opera. The magic ring grants its owner the power to rule the world. The owner of the ring, the hero Siegfried, is betrayed by one who desires the ring and its power, similar to [[spoiler: Sephiroth betraying Zack/Cloud for Jenova.]]
17th Feb '18 10:57:42 PM nombretomado
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** Raz's surname is (WordofGod) Aquato, and there's allegedly a curse on his family that [[SuperDrowningSkills keeps them from being able to swim]]. Raz's ''first name'' is short for Rasputin, after ([[MyNaymeIs sorta]]) Grigori Ra''s''putin, a historical figure believed to be a psychic (and a [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy robot from the future]]). Also, the "[[RasputinianDeath official]]" cause of Rasputinís death: [[SuperDrowningSkills drowning]].

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** Raz's surname is (WordofGod) Aquato, and there's allegedly a curse on his family that [[SuperDrowningSkills keeps them from being able to swim]]. Raz's ''first name'' is short for Rasputin, after ([[MyNaymeIs sorta]]) Grigori Ra''s''putin, a historical figure believed to be a psychic (and a [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy robot from the future]]). Also, the "[[RasputinianDeath official]]" cause of Rasputinís death: [[SuperDrowningSkills drowning]].
11th Feb '18 11:17:17 AM nombretomado
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* The city-state of Laurentia in [[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] became independent from a broader state called the [[FatalFlaw Hamartican]] Federation. Guess what happened to it.

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* The city-state of Laurentia in [[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' became independent from a broader state called the [[FatalFlaw Hamartican]] Federation. Guess what happened to it.
29th Jan '18 3:30:38 PM DrFraud
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* The main villain in ''VideoGame/SamanthaSwiftAndTheFountainsOfFate'' uses the alias M'Alice ne Pei.

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* The main villain in ''VideoGame/SamanthaSwiftAndTheFountainsOfFate'' ''Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate'' uses the alias M'Alice ne Pei.
29th Jan '18 3:29:11 PM DrFraud
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* The villain in ''VideoGame/SabreWulf'' was one Dr. Dolittle-Goode.

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* The villain in ''VideoGame/SabreWulf'' was one is Dr. Dolittle-Goode.



* The main villain in ''VideoGame/SamanthaSwiftAndTheFountainsOfFate'' used the alias M'Alice ne Pei.

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* The main villain in ''VideoGame/SamanthaSwiftAndTheFountainsOfFate'' used uses the alias M'Alice ne Pei.



* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua's]] family name is "Kiryuu". Which, considering what Neku [[spoiler:(Joshua, Day 2) suspects, (Joshua, Day 3) comes to believe, (Joshua, Day 7) comes to believe is not true, then finally (Beat, Day 7, after beating the Composer) comes to find out really did happen after all]], is quite appropriate. If you still don't get it, [[spoiler:swap out the "r" for an "l", then say it]]. And as for his first name... [[spoiler:"Joshua" is derived from the same name that "Jesus" comes from. His Japanese name, Yoshiya, is pretty similar to the name "Jesus" is derived from: Yeshu'a. Joshua is The Composer in human form, whose powers are somewhat godlike. And his [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic crucifixion poses]]; an example of which has helped inspire the FanNickname of one of his attacks: Jesus Beams.]] And his surname is written with the kanji for "paulownia tree" and "life." [[spoiler: Given that the paulownia tree has associations with the phoenix of death and rebirth, that not only adds to the Jesus symbolism but also alludes to the fact that, as the Composer, he has the power to re-form Soul and bring it back to life.]] Dude has ''layers''.

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* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua's]] In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' Joshua's family name is "Kiryuu". Which, considering what Neku [[spoiler:(Joshua, Day 2) suspects, (Joshua, Day 3) comes to believe, (Joshua, Day 7) comes to believe is not true, then finally (Beat, Day 7, after beating the Composer) comes to find out really did happen after all]], is quite appropriate. If you still don't get it, [[spoiler:swap out the "r" for an "l", then say it]]. And as for his first name... [[spoiler:"Joshua" is derived from the same name that "Jesus" comes from. His Japanese name, Yoshiya, is pretty similar to the name "Jesus" is derived from: Yeshu'a. Joshua is The Composer in human form, whose powers are somewhat godlike. And his [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic crucifixion poses]]; an example of which has helped inspire the FanNickname of one of his attacks: Jesus Beams.]] And his surname is written with the kanji for "paulownia tree" and "life." [[spoiler: Given that the paulownia tree has associations with the phoenix of death and rebirth, that not only adds to the Jesus symbolism but also alludes to the fact that, as the Composer, he has the power to re-form Soul and bring it back to life.]] Dude has ''layers''.''layers''.
* In ''Ticket to Earth'' Malady uses the Abh0th virus to reprogram HELP robots to commit mass murder.
9th Jan '18 6:49:03 PM MoonlightBomber
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', as [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] pointed out, is about existencialism. The main character's name is 2B.

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', as [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] pointed out, is about existencialism.existentialism. The main character's name is 2B.



* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' 's nearly-VillainProtagonist Travis Touchdown (Travis T.). Plus Letz Shake, the creator of a huge earthquake machine; Shinobu (the female form of ''shinobi''), a samurai-themed assassin; Henry Cooldown [[spoiler: Travis' cooler-dispositioned long lost twin brother]]; Count Townsend, aka Death Metal (a British rocker a la Pete Townshend); and Naomi, who is quite possibly a reference to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 's Naomi Hunter. Also, Travis' name as written/pronounced in Japanese is Torabisu, and "tora" means "tiger." He has copious tiger imagery, the man he thought of as an equal rival in the second game is named Ryuji (Thunder Dragon, a reference to tiger/dragon symbolism), and [[spoiler: he can even turn into a tiger as one of his Dark Side powers in the second game]].

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** Also pointed out in the [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers Honest Game Trailer]] for the game:
--> '''Epic Voice Guy:''' 2B or not 2OHHH... I get it.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' 's ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'''s nearly-VillainProtagonist Travis Touchdown (Travis T.). Plus Letz Shake, the creator of a huge earthquake machine; Shinobu (the female form of ''shinobi''), a samurai-themed assassin; Henry Cooldown [[spoiler: Travis' cooler-dispositioned long lost twin brother]]; Count Townsend, aka Death Metal (a British rocker a la Pete Townshend); and Naomi, who is quite possibly a reference to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 's VideoGame/MetalGearSolid's Naomi Hunter. Also, Travis' name as written/pronounced in Japanese is Torabisu, and "tora" means "tiger." He has copious tiger imagery, the man he thought of as an equal rival in the second game is named Ryuji (Thunder Dragon, a reference to tiger/dragon symbolism), and [[spoiler: he can even turn into a tiger as one of his Dark Side powers in the second game]].
21st Dec '17 12:44:23 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', the cobbler who sleeps a lot is named Rem (as in, REM sleep). The Minish who lives in the library is named, creatively, Librari.
29th Nov '17 6:40:40 AM BeerBaron
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** 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 [[JerkassGenie Wishes]].

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** It is mentioned implied in several games a few instances that [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] are [[TimeAbyss so ancient, 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 [[JerkassGenie Wishes]].



** Anu, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the primordial force of stasis/order/light who, in the interplay with his "[[CainAndAbel twin brother]]" Padomay (the personification of the force of [[OrderVersusChaos change/chaos/darkness]]), [[TheMaker brought about "creation"]], shares his name with the with the supreme god of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, one of the oldest recorded deities in history. Very fitting for a "GodOfGods" from whose spilled blood was birthed [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]].

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** Anu, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the primordial force of stasis/order/light who, in the interplay with his "[[CainAndAbel twin brother]]" Padomay (the personification of the force of [[OrderVersusChaos change/chaos/darkness]]), [[TheMaker brought about "creation"]], shares his name with the with the supreme god of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, one of the oldest recorded deities in history. Very fitting for a "GodOfGods" from whose spilled blood was birthed [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]]."GodOfGods".
15th Nov '17 3:25:20 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': [[TheHero Ragna]] takes his name from [[Myth/NorseMythology the Ragnarok]], an event which will bring about the death of the gods and the end of the world. Alternatively, he takes his name from the Norse hero Ragnar Lodbrok, who is known for slaying an evil serpent and being executed via being thrown into a pit of snakes. Considering that [[BigBad Terumi]] has the snake as his AnimalMotif, this is very unlikely to be a coincidence.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': [[TheHero Ragna]] takes his name from [[Myth/NorseMythology the Ragnarok]], an event which will bring about the death of the gods and the end of the world. Alternatively, he takes his name from the Norse hero Ragnar Lodbrok, Lodbrok[[note]][[Series/{{Vikings}} In case you're thinking, yes that one]][[/note]], who is known for slaying an evil serpent and being executed via being thrown into a pit of snakes. Considering that [[BigBad Terumi]] has the snake as his AnimalMotif, this is very unlikely to be a coincidence.
13th Nov '17 9:08:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', Gordon Freeman is seen as a messiah. One of the highest people in the Resistance (His followers) is Judith Mossman. The name Judith has a male version: Judas. Guess what she does. [[spoiler: However, she then betrays the Combine, subverting this.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Gordon Freeman is seen as a messiah. One of the highest people in the Resistance (His followers) is Judith Mossman. The name Judith has a male version: Judas. Guess what she does. [[spoiler: However, she then betrays the Combine, subverting this.]]
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