History UnfortunateNames / VideoGames

18th Mar '17 12:40:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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** In ''FinalFantasyXIV'', the target of a low-level FATE quest is a mediocre brawler named Grishild ''the Ungood''. Like most [=FATEs=], it has a thin ExcusePlot, so we never learn whether she [[AtrociousAlias picked that name herself]] or [[EmbarrassingNickname had it thrust upon her]].

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** In ''FinalFantasyXIV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', the target of a low-level FATE quest is a mediocre brawler named Grishild ''the Ungood''. Like most [=FATEs=], it has a thin ExcusePlot, so we never learn whether she [[AtrociousAlias picked that name herself]] or [[EmbarrassingNickname had it thrust upon her]].
18th Mar '17 10:20:20 AM billybobfred
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** In ''FinalFantasyXIV'', the target of a low-level FATE quest is a mediocre brawler named Grishild ''the Ungood''. Like most [=FATEs=], it has a thin ExcusePlot, so we never learn whether she [[AtrociousAlias picked that name herself]] or [[EmbarrassingNickname had it thrust upon her]].
20th Jan '17 4:05:22 PM Shadoboy
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** Also Maggey Byrde who is fittingly named for a Magpie due to her horribly bad luck. When Byrde was six months old, she fell off the ninth floor of an apartment building. Since then, she has experienced a myriad of disasters such as getting hit by various vehicles, getting sick from all sorts of foods and failing almost every test she ever took. And has never once won or even tied at a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. She became known as the "Goddess of Misfortune" as she grew up, and at college, people called her "Lady Luckless". Her current aspiration is to simply "Be an Unlucky Person rather then a Goddess." Like Ms. Oldbag, she's a recurring character.

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** Also Maggey Byrde who is fittingly named for a Magpie due to her horribly bad luck. When Byrde was six months old, she fell off the ninth floor of an apartment building. Since then, she has experienced a myriad of disasters such as getting hit by various vehicles, getting sick from all sorts of foods and failing almost every test she ever took. And has never once won or even tied at a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. She became known as the "Goddess of Misfortune" as she grew up, and at college, people called her "Lady Luckless". Her current aspiration is to simply "Be an Unlucky Person rather then than a Goddess." Like Ms. Oldbag, she's a recurring character.
8th Jan '17 6:21:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''[[FreudWasRight what kind of snake]]'' you interpret their names as.

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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''[[FreudWasRight what ''what kind of snake]]'' snake'' you interpret their names as.
27th Dec '16 4:15:52 PM pinkdalek
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a character called Selphie, which was cute in 1998 but hilarious since 2013. Especially because one of her gimmicks is that she's a blogger.
27th Dec '16 3:59:12 PM pinkdalek
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' introduces the recurring Job Class, "Onion Knight". In Japanese metaphor the onion is a metaphor for painful effort and poverty, which is pretty rude to begin with, and in English it [[LostInTranslation exclusively]] conjures up associations of smelly vegetables. Some games localise the Job as 'Freelancer', which has the right English connotation, but not even most of them.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has a matriarchal town called Troia, a nasty or sexist Italian slur for "whore" or "slut". The fact that the town features women in {{Stripperific}} uniforms who complain about being objectified by the heroes, and the game's only [[FanserviceExtra "Member's Club"]], has led some to wonder whether or not this was an intentional meaning.



** The series has the recurring summon Carbuncle. It's named for its trademark ruby gemstone, but a carbuncle can also be an [[{{Squick}} very unsightly]] skin boil, which is unfortuinately the much more common meaning.

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** The series has the recurring summon Carbuncle. It's a figure mentioned in Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' ''The Book Of Imaginary Beings'' named for its trademark ruby gemstone, but a carbuncle can also be an [[{{Squick}} very unsightly]] skin boil, which is unfortuinately unfortunately the much more common meaning.
18th Dec '16 4:25:41 PM Sabrewing
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** The series has the recurring summon Carbuncle. It's named for its trademark ruby gemstone, but a carbuncle can also be an [[{{Squick}} very unsightly]] skin boil, which is unfortuinately the much more common meaning.
9th Dec '16 5:04:22 PM Gamermaster
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* Pokémon spin-off fighting game Pokkén Tournament is named Pokémon Tekken in Germany. The reason? "Pokkén" is pronounced identically to "Pocken" which means smallpox in German.

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* ** Pokémon spin-off fighting game Pokkén Tournament is named Pokémon Tekken in Germany. The reason? "Pokkén" is pronounced identically to "Pocken" which means smallpox in German.German.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' had the Holo Caster, which sounds uncomfortably similar to ''Holocaust''. [[spoiler:Given the fact that it was created by a guy who's in charge of a fire-themed group and is planning on wiping out most of the human race, it was probably deliberate.]]
2nd Dec '16 11:57:19 AM Steven
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* There's a boss in ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' known as the Skiver, because he's a {{Pegasus}} with [[BlowYouAway sky powers]]. A skiver is also a term for a lazy person. ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' also has a robot master named Hard Man, which they had to have known wouldn't exactly be treated with maturity.

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* There's a boss in ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' known as the Skiver, because he's a {{Pegasus}} with [[BlowYouAway sky powers]]. A skiver is also a term for a lazy person. ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' also has a robot master named Hard Man, which they had to have known wouldn't exactly be treated with maturity. Similarly, try to find anyone that did not have a giggle at "Junk Man".
1st Dec '16 11:22:30 PM Elfkaiser
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the debug character Testacles[[note]]It's pronounced '''TEST'''-uh-cleez[[/note]] the Debug Centurion. He's there to let the devs test the game and let's the player alter their reputation and quest outcomes

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the debug character Testacles[[note]]It's pronounced '''TEST'''-uh-cleez[[/note]] the Debug Centurion. He's there to let the devs test the game and let's the player alter their reputation and quest outcomesoutcomes.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the Aelfrin name for Aurox's species is "guayota" which in Aelfrin means "star poop".
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