History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

25th Dec '16 8:38:59 AM Schismatism
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** 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.
23rd Nov '16 3:07:44 AM Tyrathius
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*** It's worth noting that Greymane was meaningfully named in his original appearance as well -however, at the time, the name merely referred to the fact that he was old and had a big grey BadassBeard.
18th Nov '16 5:24:18 AM VPhantom
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18th Nov '16 5:23:48 AM VPhantom
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** In game it's pronounced "Show-Dan," [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]'s pronunciation is due to accent.

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** In game it's pronounced "Show-Dan," [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]'s pronunciation is due to accent.
17th Nov '16 6:12:19 AM pinkdalek
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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.) "Strife" has an obvious literal meaning, but is also the Norse word for blackthorn, a resilient and spiky plant associated in Norse folklore with the power to slay evil, along with "fate, resentment, confusion, refusing to see the truth" and the [[AnimalMotif Wolf]].

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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.) "Strife" has an obvious literal meaning, but is also the Norse word for blackthorn, a resilient and spiky plant associated in Norse folklore with the power to slay evil, along with "fate, resentment, confusion, refusing to see the truth" and the [[AnimalMotif Wolf]]. It was also said that to pick a blackthorn's flowers would start a storm, which perhaps also works with Aerith's association with flowers.
17th Nov '16 6:02:22 AM pinkdalek
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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.) "Strife" has an obvious literal meaning, but is also the Norse word for blackthorn, a resilient and spiky plant associated in Norse folklore with the power to slay evil, along with "fate, resentment, confusion and refusing to see the truth".

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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.) "Strife" has an obvious literal meaning, but is also the Norse word for blackthorn, a resilient and spiky plant associated in Norse folklore with the power to slay evil, along with "fate, resentment, confusion and confusion, refusing to see the truth".truth" and the [[AnimalMotif Wolf]].
17th Nov '16 5:59:10 AM pinkdalek
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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.)

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*** Cloud has a few nice connotations to his name. It's mostly a reference to his murky mental state, but clouds in nature drift around with none of their own force, alluding to his susceptibility to MindControl. It also sets him opposite to Aerith (Cloud and '[[SignificantAnagram Earth]]'). He's also haughty, prone to 'looking down' on other people and acting like he's 'above it all'. And on a very superficial level, it fits his stormy, gloomy, [[SugarAndIcePersonality rapidly-shifting personality]] as well as anything. (He even starts the game with Ice and Lightning magic.)) "Strife" has an obvious literal meaning, but is also the Norse word for blackthorn, a resilient and spiky plant associated in Norse folklore with the power to slay evil, along with "fate, resentment, confusion and refusing to see the truth".
2nd Nov '16 9:14:36 AM Dere
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** 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, and an old manga released to promote Sonic 1 having him as a rock star.

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** 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, and an old manga released to promote Sonic 1 having him as a rock star.star, and Vector's headphones.
2nd Nov '16 8:50:07 AM Dere
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** 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, and an old manga released to promote Sonic 1 having him as a rock star.
20th Oct '16 12:46:05 PM Workster
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', the main character Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad translates as "The Flying One, Son of None". In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the new PlayerCharacter Ezio Auditore da Firenze's first name is a Latin derivative of "Eagle." There's also the leader of the Assassins in the first game, Al Mualim, which translates as [[spoiler:TheMaster.]] Al Mualim's name may not be that significant as he is the [[spoiler:the master]] of the Assassin Brotherhood, and in at least one sequel (unity) we here reference to a contemporary (to the game's protagonist) Al Mualim, indicating it is merely a title and they traditionally drop their name.

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', the main character Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad translates as "The Flying One, Son of None". In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the new PlayerCharacter Ezio Auditore da Firenze's first name is a Latin derivative of "Eagle." There's also the leader of the Assassins in the first game, Al Mualim, which translates as [[spoiler:TheMaster.]] Al Mualim's name may not be that significant as he is the [[spoiler:the master]] of the Assassin Brotherhood, and in at least one sequel (unity) we here hear reference to a contemporary (to the game's protagonist) Al Mualim, indicating it is merely a title and they traditionally drop their name.
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