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*** "(Private) Dick" and "Gumshoe" are also old terms for detectives, [[BumblingDetective which also fits.

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*** "(Private) Dick" and "Gumshoe" are also old terms for detectives, [[BumblingDetective which also fits.detective.
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**** "(Private) Dick" and "Gumshoe" are also old terms for detectives, [[BumblingDetective which also fits.
30th May '17 7:57:40 AM Gosicrystal
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* From ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' and it's prequel game, ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' there's a few, including Luna. Luna is a [[spoiler:robot that was made on the moon]], tying her into both the Latin name for the Moon, as well as Luna, the Roman Goodess.

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* From ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' In-universe in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the cast's names are all based on their bracelet numbers, self-assigned, apart from Junpei and it's prequel game, ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' there's the 9th man: Ace, 1, from the ace in a few, including Luna. pack; Snake, 2, from snake eyes in dice; Santa, 3, as in "san", the Japanese word for "three"; Clover, 4, based on a 4-leaf clover; June, 6, because June is the sixth month; Seven is 7 because... seven. Finally, Lotus is 8, and is based on the number of leafs a Lotus flower is depicted as having in Eastern religions.
* ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'':
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Luna is a [[spoiler:robot that was made on the moon]], tying her into both the Latin and Spanish name for the Moon, as well as Luna, the Roman Goodess.



** In universe, Quark was named after the quark proton, due to how small he is.
** The name that the amnesic man in a suit of armour gives to himself is "K". This refers to [[spoiler:either "Kyle" or "Klim", the respective first and last name of the person in the suit in some timelines, or "Kurashiki", the last name of the person in the suit in the other timelines.]]
** In-universe in ''999'', the cast's names are all based on their bracelet numbers, self-assigned, apart from Junpei and the 9th man: Ace, 1, from the ace in a pack,. Snake, 2 , from snake eyes in dice. Santa, 3, as in "san", the Japanese word for "three". Clover, 4, based on a 4 leaf clover. June, 6, because June is the sixth month. Seven is, 7, because...seven. Finally, Lotis is 8, and is based on the number of leafs a Lotus flower is depicted as having in Eastern religions.

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** In universe, In-universe, Quark was named after the quark proton, due to how small he is.
** The name that the amnesic man in a suit of armour gives to himself is "K". This refers to [[spoiler:either "Kyle" or "Klim", the respective first and last name of the person in the suit in some timelines, or "Kurashiki", the last name of the person in the suit in the other timelines.]]
** In-universe in ''999'', the cast's names are all based on their bracelet numbers, self-assigned, apart from Junpei and the 9th man: Ace, 1, from the ace in a pack,. Snake, 2 , from snake eyes in dice. Santa, 3, as in "san", the Japanese word for "three". Clover, 4, based on a 4 leaf clover. June, 6, because June is the sixth month. Seven is, 7, because...seven. Finally, Lotis is 8, and is based on the number of leafs a Lotus flower is depicted as having in Eastern religions.
timelines]].



* Michel from ''VisualNovel/TheHouseInFataMorgana'' is named after the archangel Michael. This is brought up several times.

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* ''VisualNovel/TheHouseInFataMorgana'':
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Michel from ''VisualNovel/TheHouseInFataMorgana'' is named after the archangel Michael. This is brought up several times.
30th May '17 7:50:06 AM Gosicrystal
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*** Detective Dick Gumshoe. As Edgeworth himself puts it, he's as troublesome as a gun in your shoe.

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*** Detective Dick Gumshoe. As Edgeworth himself puts it, he's as troublesome as a gun gum in your shoe.
30th May '17 7:49:04 AM Gosicrystal
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* Every character in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Most of the names describe disposition or occupation, in both Japanese and thanks to some {{Woolseyism}}s, in English as well.
** Detective Dick Gumshoe.
** Redd White (of Blue Corp.)
** [[OldWindbag Wendy Oldbag]].
** Some are a bit more clever, like the clown [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe, whose real name is Lawrence Curls]].
** Manfred von Karma, named after the RedBaron. [[spoiler:They were both brought down by a single bullet. You could say that {{karma}} came back to bite him in the ass, fifteen years later.]] "Manfred" also means "one who brings peace," which is appropriate for a prosecutor [[spoiler: and, in a twisted way, for a murderer as well]]. His Japanese surname, Karuma (狩魔), is written with the kanji for "hunt" and "demon" - [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast a very appropriate name for a villain]].
** There is the original eponymous character. ''Phoenix Wright'', who rises from the ashes and flies. Comes back from the dead. Has turnabout trials, and is nearly defeated seventy-''three'' times every trial. His Japanese surname, Naruhodo, is a play on a phrase that means "Yes, I see."
*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything matricide]]]], no less). His Japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her Japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.
** Miles (Irish, meaning "warrior") Edgeworth and Reiji Mitsurugi ("honorable blade") are both references to the character's rapier wit and confrontational, sharp nature. 'Miles' also means 'Servant' in some languages, which was his [[spoiler:treatment under von Karma]]. "Honorable blade" is also a hint at his CharacterDevelopment.
** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]], and his Japanese name literally means 'Tiger Boy'.
** Then there's the downright diabolical ones that can even give you a few hints as to the character's true nature. [[spoiler: Calisto Yew--Calisto is a butterfly, yew is a kind of poisonous plant, referring to the butterfly/flower symbols of Cohdopia]].
** And there's also those which leave nothing to imagine, like Quercus Alba's name in the Japanese version, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Carnage Onred]].
*** His English name ties in to the one of Colias Palaeno, as 'Quercus Alba' is an old oak, while 'Colias Palaeno' is a butterfly.
** Byrne Faraday. [[spoiler: Byrne? Gaelic for raven]].
** Trying to count the meanings in "Dahlia Hawthorne's" name would surely take a while, but the most important ones are the murder mystery ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'', the ''Hawthorne Effect'' (of which she's a perfect example) and the fact that her name spoken out loud sounds like "The liar has thorns". To make it even more perfect, her sister's name, Iris, is, in fact, a direct translation from her Japanese name, so the whole flower-thing was partly a ''coincidence'', which just happened to fit.
*** In the language of flowers, dahlias represent treachery.
*** Also, 'Dahlia' sounds suspiciously like '[[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Delilah]]'.
** Also, the entire Fey family, a family of spirit mediums. The word 'Fey' means "Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality.", or 'Close to death'.
** Matt Engarde's name seems a little off- he's a very easy-going person- until you realize that [[spoiler: he's actually the BigBad of his game and the gentle personality was an act]].
** This also stretches beyond characters as well. Case three of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features a fictional made up disease named "Incuritis" that is incurable. [[spoiler: Well, save for an extremely hard to get drug that can only be brought into the country illegally]].
*** And then in ''Investigations 2'', you have two chemicals. Normallium is in ''normal'' every day things such as paints and washing detergants and is not deadly at all on it's own. And the other, Fatallium, is only found in very select things such as powerful and ''fatal'' pesticides that aren't sold to the general public. Combining the two, results in a chemical reason that forms a deadly poisonous gas.
** A few are very on the nose, like Luke Atmey (look at me) who wants to be seen.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
**
Every character in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Most of the names describe disposition or occupation, in or give you a few hints as to the character's true nature. This is true of both the Japanese and the English versions, thanks to some {{Woolseyism}}s, in English as well.
**
{{Woolseyism}}s:
***
Detective Dick Gumshoe.
**
Gumshoe. As Edgeworth himself puts it, he's as troublesome as a gun in your shoe.
***
Redd White (of Blue Corp.)
** [[OldWindbag
Corp).
***
Wendy Oldbag]].
** Some are
Oldbag, which is a bit more clever, like the wordplay on OldWindbag.
*** The
clown [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe, whose real name is Lawrence Curls]].
**
Curls, as a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.
***
Manfred von Karma, named after the RedBaron. [[spoiler:They were both brought down by a single bullet. You could say that {{karma}} came back to bite him in the ass, fifteen years later.]] "Manfred" also means "one who brings peace," which is appropriate for a prosecutor [[spoiler: and, in a twisted way, for a murderer as well]]. His Japanese surname, Karuma (狩魔), is written with the kanji for "hunt" and "demon" - [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast a very appropriate name for a villain]].
** There is the *** The original eponymous character. character, ''Phoenix Wright'', who rises from the ashes and flies. Comes back from the dead. Has turnabout trials, and is nearly defeated seventy-''three'' times every trial. His Japanese surname, Naruhodo, is a play on a phrase that means "Yes, I see."
*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Justice. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother and father being a musician]]), musicians]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything matricide]]]], no less). His Japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? law'.
*** Athena Cykes.
Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts; pretty fitting for an intelligent defense attorney who knows martial arts. Her Japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' (foreshadowing [[spoiler:that her moon earring brings down the BigBad of ''Dual Destinies'']]) and 'Heart Sound'.
**
Sound' (which references her ability to listen to people's hearts, or rather, their hidden emotions).
***
Miles (Irish, meaning "warrior") Edgeworth and Reiji Mitsurugi ("honorable blade") are both references to the character's rapier wit and confrontational, sharp nature. 'Miles' also means 'Servant' in some languages, which was his [[spoiler:treatment under von Karma]]. "Honorable blade" is also a hint at his CharacterDevelopment.
** *** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]], and his Japanese name literally means 'Tiger Boy'.
** Then there's the downright diabolical ones that can even give you a few hints as to the character's true nature. [[spoiler: Calisto *** [[spoiler:Calisto Yew--Calisto is a butterfly, yew is a kind of poisonous plant, referring to the butterfly/flower symbols of Cohdopia]].
** And there's also those which leave nothing to imagine, like *** Quercus Alba's name in the Japanese version, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Carnage Onred]].
***
Onred]]. His English name ties in to the one of Colias Palaeno, as 'Quercus Alba' is an old oak, while 'Colias Palaeno' is a butterfly.
** *** Byrne Faraday. [[spoiler: Byrne? [[spoiler:Byrne? Gaelic for raven... fitting for a man who was part of the Yatagarasu, a thief group whose symbol was a raven]].
** *** Trying to count the meanings in "Dahlia Hawthorne's" name would surely take a while, but the most important ones are the murder mystery ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'', the ''Hawthorne Effect'' (of which she's a perfect example) and the fact that her name spoken out loud sounds like "The liar has thorns". To make it even more perfect, her sister's name, Iris, is, in fact, a direct translation from her Japanese name, so the whole flower-thing was partly a ''coincidence'', which just happened to fit.
*** In
fit. On top of that, in the language of flowers, dahlias represent treachery.
*** Also,
treachery. And 'Dahlia' sounds suspiciously like '[[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Delilah]]'.
** Also, the *** The entire Fey family, a family of spirit mediums. The word 'Fey' means "Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality.", or 'Close to death'.
** *** Matt Engarde's name seems a little off- he's off (he's a very easy-going person- person) until you realize that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's actually the BigBad man who hired a professional killer to murder the victim of his game the case in which he's introduced, and the gentle personality was an act]].
*** Luke Atmey (look at me) wants to be seen.
** This also stretches beyond characters as well. Case three of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features a fictional made up disease named "Incuritis" that is incurable. [[spoiler: Well, [[spoiler:Well, save for an extremely hard to get drug that can only be brought into the country illegally]].
*** And then in
illegally.]]
** In
''Investigations 2'', you have two chemicals. Normallium is in ''normal'' every day everyday things such as paints and washing detergants and is not deadly at all on it's its own. And the The other, Fatallium, is only found in very select things such as powerful and ''fatal'' pesticides that aren't sold to the general public. Combining the two, two results in a chemical reason that forms a deadly poisonous gas.
** A few are very on the nose, like Luke Atmey (look at me) who wants to be seen.
gas.
29th Apr '17 8:32:12 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'':
** Icari’s name may be derived from the Japanese word Ikari, which can mean “anger”. This would fit with both her hatred of PACT and her nature as a Type-A {{Tsundere}}.
** Sola di Ryuvia’s first name means “alone” in Spanish, befitting her solitary nature and her status as a LivingRelic.
** Admiral Grey may be helping you to liberate the Neutral Rim from PACT, but he’s not doing so out of the goodness of his heart and he’s willing to do some morally dubious things in the name of victory and good PR.
*** Grey’s flagship is called the [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli]] Actual, reinforcing his morally ambiguous character.
** [[BigBad Veniczar Arcadius]]’s flagship is called the Legion, foreshadowing his [[IAmLegion true nature]].
8th Dec '16 3:00:28 PM StillWeepingWillow
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** Manfred von Karma, named after the RedBaron. [[spoiler:They were both brought down by a single bullet. You could say that {{karma}} came back to bite him in the ass, fifteen years later.]] "Manfred" also means "one who brings peace," which is appropriate for a prosecuter [[spoiler: and, in a twisted way, for a murderer as well]].

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** Manfred von Karma, named after the RedBaron. [[spoiler:They were both brought down by a single bullet. You could say that {{karma}} came back to bite him in the ass, fifteen years later.]] "Manfred" also means "one who brings peace," which is appropriate for a prosecuter prosecutor [[spoiler: and, in a twisted way, for a murderer as well]].well]]. His Japanese surname, Karuma (狩魔), is written with the kanji for "hunt" and "demon" - [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast a very appropriate name for a villain]].



*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything matricide]]]], no less). His japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.

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*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything matricide]]]], no less). His japanese Japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her japanese Japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.
18th Nov '16 3:20:29 PM NotThisThing
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*** In the language of flowers, dahlias represent treachery.
14th Nov '16 7:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* In KatawaShoujo

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* In KatawaShoujo''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'':
18th Sep '16 8:03:18 AM Mt
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-->'''Ambrosia:''' On Virgo Island, we earn our names through our characteristics, deeds, and accomplishments. It is common for us to have more than one name throughout our life.

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-->'''Ambrosia:''' On Virgo Island, we earn our names through our characteristics, deeds, and accomplishments. It is common for us to have more than one name throughout our life.life.
* Michel from ''VisualNovel/TheHouseInFataMorgana'' is named after the archangel Michael. This is brought up several times.
** The Witch Morgana presumably refers to Morgan Le Fey.
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