History NonIndicativeName / VideoGames

7th May '16 5:33:40 PM LordInsane
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** While they tend to be part of the backstory, the series very rarely include the eponymous Elder Scrolls in-game, if at all; and when they do, like in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', they usually are just an insignificant MacGuffin. Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', however, where it's a vital part of the main plot.

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** While they tend to be part of the backstory, the series very rarely include the eponymous Elder Scrolls in-game, if at all; and when they do, like in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', they usually are just an insignificant MacGuffin. Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', however, where it's a vital part of the main plot. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' does imply that the name is ''[[MetaphoricallyTrue metaphorically]]'' [[MetaphoricallyTrue accurate]] in that the Elder Scrolls can (in-universe) be used in phrases in a way roughly equivalent to 'history books', and the games do indeed show important historic events that given their nature would appear on the Elder Scrolls.
27th Apr '16 8:18:27 AM TwilightLord
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** Those who have their heart removed become a Heartless, and sometimes also a Nobody. However, the creatures called "TheHeartless" are not made from the person-minus-the-heart, but rather the heart itself. The creatures made of the body and soul, that is, everything ''but'' the heart, are called "The Nobodies".

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** Those who have their heart removed become a Heartless, and sometimes also a Nobody. However, the creatures called "TheHeartless" are not made from the person-minus-the-heart, but rather the heart itself. The creatures made of the body and soul, that is, everything ''but'' the heart, are called "The Nobodies". In other words, Heartless have no bodies and Nobodies are heartless.
18th Apr '16 11:54:28 AM TwilightLord
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** The animation for the move Submission suggests some sort of spinning grapple attack rather than a submission hold. This is explained by the original Japanese name: Hell Wheel.

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** The animation for the move Submission suggests some sort of spinning grapple attack rather than a submission hold. This is explained by the original Japanese name: Hell Wheel.Jigoku Guruma (Hell Wheel).



** The move Aerial Ace, while a Flying-type move, is actually based on swordplay and has nothing to do with actually being a flying ace, explaining why it can be learned by - among others - the wingless, 800lb Rock/Steel type Aggron and the perpetually subterranean Ground-type Diglett.

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** The move Aerial Ace, while a Flying-type move, is actually based on swordplay (it's called Tsubame Gaeshi, meaning Swallow Reversal, in Japan, which is a famous sword technique) and has nothing to do with actually being a flying ace, explaining why it can be learned by - among others - the wingless, 800lb Rock/Steel type Aggron and the perpetually subterranean Ground-type Diglett.Diglett.
** The move Rain Dance is not an actual dance. Its Japanese name is Ama-goi, which means Rain Prayer or just "praying for rain".
** The move Thunder is a lightning strike. This is due to mistranslation - its Japanese name, Kaminari, can mean either "thunder" or "lightning". Same with Thunder Punch, which actually should have been Lightning Punch.
** Sucker Punch is not a punching move (like Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, etc). Its Japanese name is Fuiuchi, which literally means Surprise Attack.
** The "Dark" type has very little to do with darkness and a lot to do with not playing fair. This is again because the original Japanese name is "Aku", meaning "Evil".
** Even the term "evolution" as used in the games is itself non-indicative. In biology, evolution is a slow and constant change that occurs over thousands or even millions of years. What actually happens when Pokémon evolve in the games is closer to metamorphosis than evolution. This is not a translation issue, as the Japanese term "shinka" does mean "evolution", although it is often used in Japanese media to describe something or someone changing into a more powerful form.


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** Most of the episode titles in Telltale Games's Sam & Max games are non-indicative (or are indicative, just not in the way you might think).
*** You don't actually kill Abe Lincoln in "Abe Lincoln Must Die!". In fact, he doesn't die at all.
*** "Chariots of the Dogs" features no actual chariots, and only one dog (Sam).
*** "Beyond the Alley of the Dolls". There are no visitable alleys, and there is only one doll, which is in Max's inventory. Also, you don't go beyond anything, alley or otherwise.
30th Mar '16 2:31:45 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' contains a user-customizable fruit, which is by default called a "slime mold". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slime_mold Real slime molds]] are quite definitively ''not'' fruits, and you would probably not want to eat one even if you were desperately hungry. You can also invoke this when renaming it -- the fruit is always considered vegan, even if you call it "leg of ham" or "2/3-pound bacon cheeseburger".

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* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' contains a user-customizable fruit, which is by default called a "slime mold". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slime_mold Real slime molds]] are quite definitively ''not'' fruits, and you would probably not want to eat one even if you were desperately hungry. You can also invoke this when renaming it -- the fruit is always considered vegan, even if you call it "leg of ham" or "2/3-pound bacon cheeseburger".cheeseburger", mostly as an AntiFrustrationFeature for those trying for a [[SelfImposedChallenge vegan run]].
26th Mar '16 9:51:07 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** Pyramid Head, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', is named for his helmet, which is technically ''not'' pyramid-shaped (it's seven-sided). Also, the first weapon he uses is called the Great Knife, although given its size, it might better qualify as a sword.

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** Pyramid Head, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', is named for his helmet, which is technically ''not'' pyramid-shaped (it's seven-sided). Also, the first weapon he uses is called the Great Knife, although given its size, it might better qualify as a sword. Though in certain depictions, such as ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'', it is indeed a ''massive'' Bowie knife.
21st Feb '16 4:06:27 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' contains a user-customizable fruit, which is by default called a "slime mold". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slime_mold Real slime molds]] are quite definitively ''not'' fruits, and you would probably not want to eat one even if you were desperately hungry. You can also invoke this when renaming it -- the fruit is always considered vegan, even if you call it "leg of ham" or "2/3-pound bacon cheeseburger".
5th Feb '16 8:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Quartet 2'' is not a sequel to the Creator/{{Sega}} ArcadeGame ''Quartet'' (there isn't any), it's just an alternate version of the game made for 2-player cabinets (the original was sold on a deluxe 4-player cabinet).

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* ''Quartet 2'' is not a sequel to the Creator/{{Sega}} ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Quartet'' (there isn't any), it's just an alternate version of the game made for 2-player cabinets (the original was sold on a deluxe 4-player cabinet).
5th Jan '16 3:03:36 PM rjd1922
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** The Sydney Sleeper is a sniper rifle [[[[UrineTrouble that shoots piss]] at the price of no headshots.

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** The Sydney Sleeper is a sniper rifle [[[[UrineTrouble [[UrineTrouble that shoots piss]] at the price of no headshots.
5th Jan '16 2:58:41 PM rjd1922
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** A fairly funny example is the map "Gorge", whose eponymous land feature according to a blog post is not a gorge but "a large-ish hole not big enough to meet the U.S. Geological Survey’s standards for a gorge, disguised as a by-the-book, nothing-to-see-here gorge." [[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=8124 A much later blog post]] state in development the gorge was originally a good deal larger and deeper.

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** A fairly funny example is the map "Gorge", whose eponymous land feature according to a blog post is not a gorge but "a large-ish hole not big enough to meet the U.S. Geological Survey’s standards for a gorge, disguised as a by-the-book, nothing-to-see-here gorge." [[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=8124 A much later blog post]] state states that in development development, the gorge was originally a good deal larger and deeper.
3rd Jan '16 3:54:24 PM totoofze47
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy XII International Zodiac Job System'' was in no way international. In fact, it was ''Japan-only''.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy XII International Zodiac Job System'' Some games in the series have had {{Updated Rerelease}}s that include not only the stuff that was in no way international. In fact, it was ''Japan-only''.added to the North American and European versions, but more often than not, also all-new stuff to go along with it. Misleadingly, these are called ''International'' versions.
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