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12th Feb '16 8:26:29 PM Dimas28
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* ''Bombastically'' averted in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', at least for the English editions. Chinese naming system back in the day was very simple, consisting of only one, or very rarely, two hanzi as surnames, and exactly ''one'' hanzi as a given name. The given names are mostly two in the modern day, but the series is an adaptation of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', which is set in an era where it's practically ''forbidden'' for you to take more than one hanzi as given name (seriously). The Japanese version actually averts this since the hanzi of the characters are ''mostly'' different, despite the fact that their pronunciation of the hanzi is actually much more homophonous than any other languages can hope for, and the English version would too, if it weren't for the fact that it uses the Hanyu Pinyin diacritical transliteration (which transcripts a lot of hanzi using the same letters) ''without'' using the diacritics themselves. Many of the newly-initiated, before they even play the games themselves, are probably already stumped in how to memorize which character is which. ** There are ''6'' characters with the surname "Zhang" alone: He, Liao, Chunhua, Jiao, Bao, and Fei, of whom only the latter two are related to each other. That's because it's one of the most common Chinese and world surnames ''ever'', so it's understandable that there are many people who have it without being related. ** There's three characters in Wu with the surname "Lu" (Xun, Meng, and Su). None of them are related to each other. And no, they aren't related to [[BloodKnight Lu Bu]], either. ** Xu Zhu and Xu '''S'''hu. Thank God they're from different factions. ** How about Yu Jin and Yue Jin? Miss one letter and you now refer to an entirely different character. Oh, and this time, both came from the same faction. ** Xingcai has an older sister who has the same name as her (actually, in the novel, both of them are referred as just "Empress Zhang (older)" and "Empress Zhang (younger)"). This actually becomes a pop quiz in ''Dynasty Warriors 7''.

* Strongly averted in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series: there are two James (Sunderland and Stone), two Frank (Sunderland and a man in the Arcade game whose last name isn't mentioned), two Eric (Walsch and Lake), two Sharon (Blake and [=DaSilva=]) and possibly more.
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* Strongly averted in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series: there series, reflecting the unreality of this trope. There are two many characters with the same given names, and even a few with the same surnames, that are not related to each other. To name a few: ** There's James (Sunderland Sunderland (the protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill2 2]]''), James Wheeler (a sidekick in ''[[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Homecoming]]''), and Stone), two Jimmy Stone (Walter's first victim from ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom The Room]]''). ** Apparently, Frank (Sunderland is a fashionable name for fathers, since all three bearing that name are daddies: Sunderland (Henry's superintendent and James' father from ''The Room''), Anderson (Emilie's papa from ''Silent Hill: Arcade''), and Coleridge ([[spoiler:Anne's]] father from ''[[VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour Downpour]]''). ** There's George Rosten (from ''The Room''), George...just George (from ''Arcade''), and George Sewell (from ''Downpour''). ** Two Bobbies: Randolph (Walter's second victim from ''The Room'') and Hicks (the DJ dude from ''Downpour''). ** Also Mary Shepherd-Sunderland and Maria (both from ''2'') and Anne Marie Cunningham (from ''Downpour''). The former two are explained below. ** Michelle Anderson (Emilie's deceased mom from ''Arcade'') and Michelle Valdez (Cheryl's high schoolmate from ''[[VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories Shattered Memories]]''). ** Two Richards: Braintree (the {{Jerkass}} neighbor from ''The Room'') and Grady (Travis' DrivenToSuicide father from ''[[VideoGames/SilentHillOrigins Origins]]''). ** Though it might be nitpicking, but "Harry" is actually a form of "Henry" (the former is what happens when you slur the pronunciation of the latter). There's Harry Mason in ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill1 1]]'' and Henry Townshend in ''The Room''. And yes, both of them are the main protagonists of their respective games. ** The protagonist of ''Homecoming'' is Alex Shepherd, whose family is practically a nobility in Silent Hill's neighboring town, Shepherd's Glen. In ''2'', James' wife, Mary, also has the maiden name "Shepherd" (her surname is hyphenated with James', e.g. Shepherd-Sunderland). It's unknown if they're related, but what we do know is that both are very, very, ''very'' important and very, very ''very'' [[spoiler: insane]]. ** Lisa Garland from ''1'' and Steve Garland from ''The Room''. They're unrelated. ** Becomes a plot point in ''2''. There are "Mary", James' deceased wife, and "Maria", who is the basically the former but with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a man {{Stripperriffic}} attire. Yet James, who spends most of his time in Silent Hill with Maria, doesn't seem to recognize the Arcade game whose last name isn't mentioned), two Eric (Walsch resemblance, let alone the name. [[spoiler: That's because Maria is a projection of what James wanted Mary to be: a sensual and Lake), two Sharon (Blake energetic woman, rather than the homely and [=DaSilva=]) and possibly more.sickly woman that Mary was.]]
2nd Feb '16 4:04:41 AM Adept
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* HotelDuskRoom215 has Mila, who is the name of a girl staying at the hotel who shares her name with [[spoiler:Bradley's dead little sister.]]
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* HotelDuskRoom215 has ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215 ''has Mila, who is the name of a girl staying at the hotel who shares her name with [[spoiler:Bradley's dead little sister.]]

* Given the 500ish characters that have appeared in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series so far, it's something of a miracle that there were only a handful of names ([[SuikodenI Hu]][[SuikodenIII go]], for one) ever shared by multiple characters (time-traveling teleportresses in ''SuikodenIII'' aside). ** Then there's Sarah the [[SuikodenIII evil blond sorceress]] and Sarah the [[SuikodenI level 50 cleaning lady]].
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* Given the 500ish characters that have appeared in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}'' series so far, it's something of a miracle that there were only a handful of names ([[SuikodenI Hu]][[SuikodenIII go]], for one) ever shared by multiple characters (time-traveling teleportresses in ''SuikodenIII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' aside). ** Then there's Sarah the [[SuikodenIII evil blond sorceress]] sorceress and Sarah the [[SuikodenI [[VideoGame/SuikodenI level 50 cleaning lady]].

* ''KingdomHearts'' faced this problem when they added ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' to their cast of Disney Worlds, now having TWO ''playable'' characters named Jack. (Jack Sparrow, from the aforementioned movie and Jack Skellington from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''). Since this would have interfered with the games level-up system for additional party-members, the pirate-Jack is referred to as "Sparrow" in the game's pause-menu and level-up boxes; interestingly, Sora, Donald, and Goofy also call him "Captain".
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* ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' faced this problem when they added ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' to their cast of Disney Worlds, now having TWO ''playable'' characters named Jack. (Jack Sparrow, from the aforementioned movie and Jack Skellington from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''). Since this would have interfered with the games level-up system for additional party-members, the pirate-Jack is referred to as "Sparrow" in the game's pause-menu and level-up boxes; interestingly, Sora, Donald, and Goofy also call him "Captain".

*** [[spoiler:And then, of course, there's MASTER Xehanort- who's actually the same person as the Xehanort calling himself Ansem: Seeker of Darkness, before he played BodySnatcher with Terra. Basically, most instances of this trope in the KingdomHearts series are really just Master Xehanort messing with our heads.]] *** The ''KingdomHearts'' wiki refers to [[spoiler:Ansem (the evil one)]] as "[[spoiler:Xehanort's heartless]]".
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*** [[spoiler:And then, of course, there's MASTER Xehanort- who's actually the same person as the Xehanort calling himself Ansem: Seeker of Darkness, before he played BodySnatcher with Terra. Basically, most instances of this trope in the KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts series are really just Master Xehanort messing with our heads.]] *** The ''KingdomHearts'' ''Kingdom Hearts'' wiki refers to [[spoiler:Ansem (the evil one)]] as "[[spoiler:Xehanort's heartless]]".
31st Jan '16 1:01:54 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* Averted in ''NoMoreHeroes'' with three characters named Jeane: Travis's long lost love, his cat (probably named after the former), [[spoiler:and a little girl in the real ending]].
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* Averted in ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' with three characters named Jeane: Travis's long lost love, his cat (probably named after the former), [[spoiler:and a little girl in the real ending]].
26th Jan '16 9:23:28 PM Adept
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* Due to being a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series tends to avert this, despite the individual properties used usually following it - this allows them to [[PlayingWithATrope Play With The Trope]] by having characters get confused about which [[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Mas]][[HadesProjectZeorymer ato]] or [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Meg]][[VoltesV umi]] someone is referring to. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' even has a scene where they point out several cases of shared names for laughs.
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* Due to being a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series tends to avert this, despite the individual properties used usually following it - this allows them to [[PlayingWithATrope Play With The Trope]] by having characters get confused about which [[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Mas]][[HadesProjectZeorymer Mas]][[Manga/HadesProjectZeorymer ato]] or [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Meg]][[VoltesV Meg]][[Anime/VoltesV umi]] someone is referring to. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' even has a scene where they point out several cases of shared names for laughs.
17th Jan '16 9:57:24 PM jakeroo123
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** Although it's changed now, and wasn't present in Japanese, there also used to be two different enemies named "Goomba": The kind eveyrone's familiar with, and the round ones from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. Eventually, the latter was changed to "Galoomba".
24th Dec '15 5:58:21 AM Zhnigo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' has the protagonist, Vincent, caught in a romance between two girls named (wait for it) Katherine and Catherine. Coincidentally, the game has only one Steve.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' has the protagonist, Vincent, caught in a romance love triangle between two girls named (wait for it) his long-time girlfriend called Katherine and a gorgeous young woman he met in a bar called Catherine. Coincidentally, the game has only one Steve.
24th Dec '15 5:56:05 AM Zhnigo
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Shattered Memories is a reboot/reimagining, so essentially they're different versions of the same character.
** Don't forget [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Gully]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds Gulley]]!
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** Don't forget [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Gully]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds Gulley]]!

* Strongly averted in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series: there are two James (Sunderland and Stone), two Frank (Sunderland and a man in the Arcade game whose last name isn't mentioned), two Eric (Walsch and Lake), two Sharon (Blake and [=DaSilva=]) and possibly more that I'm forgetting. ** There are (at least) two Dahlia's: one is Alessa Gillespie's mother (in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' and ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins''), the other a girl you meet while looking for Alessa (in ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories''). [[spoiler:It's possible they're actually (alternate versions of) the same person, though.]]
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* Strongly averted in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series: there are two James (Sunderland and Stone), two Frank (Sunderland and a man in the Arcade game whose last name isn't mentioned), two Eric (Walsch and Lake), two Sharon (Blake and [=DaSilva=]) and possibly more that I'm forgetting. ** There are (at least) two Dahlia's: one is Alessa Gillespie's mother (in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' and ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins''), the other a girl you meet while looking for Alessa (in ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories''). [[spoiler:It's possible they're actually (alternate versions of) the same person, though.]]more.
20th Dec '15 8:43:51 PM clcnova
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* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' features two Giorgios: Giorgio Zott, a general of the Zagorias Federation (and BigBad of 3) and Giorgio Bruno, an Italian VSSE (and PlayerCharacter of 4). They never appear in the same game.
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* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' features two Giorgios: Giorgio Zott, a general of the Zagorias Federation (and BigBad of 3) and Giorgio Bruno, an Italian VSSE agent (and PlayerCharacter of 4). They never appear in the same game.
20th Dec '15 8:38:56 PM clcnova
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*''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' features two Giorgios: Giorgio Zott, a general of the Zagorias Federation (and BigBad of 3) and Giorgio Bruno, an Italian VSSE (and PlayerCharacter of 4). They never appear in the same game.
13th Dec '15 7:13:51 PM nombretomado
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** ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' features [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] and [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]].
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** ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' features [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} [[Franchise/XMen Phoenix]] and [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]].
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