* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon''
** Robo-Shota - RobotBuddy Sasuke, thanks to his small stature, naiveté, and reputation as the perennial {{uke}} in the Japanese fandom. The [[NinjaMaid maid costume]] he gets in ''Goemon's Great Adventure'' only makes things worse.
* ''Getter Love!!''
** Reika is derogatorily called the "Hose Beast" in the only existing review and walkthrough, both written by Kristina Potts. Alternately, one could also call her [[Film/TheDarkKnight "the Joker"]] because of her exaggerated lips.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''
** Bezi/Bezio - the Polish fans' name for the series' nameless protagonist. A shortened form of the word ''bezimienny'' ("nameless"); can be translated e.g. as "Namly".
* ''VideoGame/GranTurismo''
** B-Spec Bob: The B-spec (AI driver who drives for you) driver, which has no name when it debuted in ''Gran Turismo 4''. In ''5'', the game assigns random name of the B-spec driver when it is created, which can be changed during this process only.
** Jenkins: A cat in the Kyoto - Gion photomode location.
* GrandTheftAuto
** Non-Stop Pop Rock: A name for [[GTARadio Los Santos Rock Radio]] in [[GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]], for its more poppier 70s and 80s rock songs and being a male/older version of the radio station Non-Stop Pop FM.
* ''GuildWars''
** Bunnythumper/Thumperbunny - A Ranger/Warrior character build that relies on Expertise, a pet and a hammer.
** Captain Suicide - Prince Rurik.
** Wammo - A '''Wa'''rrior/'''Mo'''nk player character, often derogatory.
** Toucher - A Ranger/Necromancer with max Expertise and Blood Magic and spams Vampiric Touch and Vampiric Bite.
** Kurzuck, [=KurSicks=], Turdzicks - Offensive term used for Kurzick players.
** Suxon - Offensive term used for Luxon players.
** Shiro Tamagotchi
** Tahnhakai Temphell - Named for Tahnhakai Temple, a terrible difficulty spike amongst [[SequelDifficultySpike many]] in ''Factions''.
** Grand Court of Seb'''hell'''keh: Named for the Grand court of Sebelkeh, ''Nightfall'''s DifficultySpike mission.
* ''GuiltyGear''
** Coconut - Ky Kiske, due to his Stun Edge special where he says the word because of the game's multiple-voice system.
*** King Ky - In Overture, intended as a pun on DragonBallZ.
*** King [[ValkyrieProfile Valeth]] - For those who have the English version, due to his [[LiamOBrien voice actor]].
** Buri - Bridget, for obvious reasons.
** Testicle Mania - I-No's boss/CPU/EX-only super.
** Bacon - Baiken
** [=HOS=] - Abbreviation for Holy Order-Sol.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** Captain King - Master Chief, after a thread on 4chan's /v/.
** Fans seem to have taken up on the Covenant's name for the monitors, oracle.
** ''[=HaaH WaaW=]'' - ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', from [[http://www.revistagamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/haah-Waaw.jpg a bastardized version of the game's box art]].
** Noob Combo - The plasma pistol and battle rifle from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', two weapons which, together, were practically a GameBreaker. The pistol received a nerf in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' to undermine this.
** Half-Jaw: The Shipmaster (named Rtas 'Vadum in the fluff), an Elite commander, named after the fact that he is missing two of the predatorish mandibles that Elites have.
** Arby/Arbs - The Arbiter
*** Arbitur - M4stur Ch!3f (or some variant) of ArbyNtheChief calls the Arbiter this. He's called him many things, of course, but this is the only one translatable from L33tLingo I can think of.
** [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5150/253850-flood_infection_form_large.jpg Infection form flood]] are commonly known as "bogies" or "boogers" by players. Also have been referred to as "heads," possibly because of the similarities the flood have with zombies (and the necessity of shooting "the heads" first.)
*** Carrier Flood have also been referred to as "Pods" or "Puffer Pods."
*** Popcorn can also apply to the infection and carrier forms.
** "Gaylo Reacharound" for ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', by either detractors to the series or fans looking to mock detractors to the series.
* ''Half-Life''
** ''G-Man'' is on the borderlands on this trope since he is never called anything by the other characters in Half-Life and only mentioned as "Our mutual Friend" in ''Half-Life 2''. However he is not acctually named by fans since the name G-Man is picked from the name of his chracter models in the game files. Still it was fans who started referring to him as G-Man.
* ''HarvestMoon'':
** Jack: The first, and previously most common, protagonist. He's called "Pete" several times in canon, but "Jack" took off due to the SNES "Jack and the Beanstock" styled scene. The name is used for most other male protagonists, despite them having their own names too.
** Jill: The [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Another Wonderful Life]] protagonist. It goes with Jack's name. Her canon name is "Pony" but it's [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude atypical sounding]]. Sometimes used to refer to Claire, the blond protagonist from ''Back to Nature For Girl''.
** Hansel and Gretel: The protagonists of ''Grand Bazaar''
** Phillip and Lillian: The protagonists of ''A Tale of Two Villages''.
** Bokumono: The PortmanteauSeriesNickname.
* ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic''
** Ubival: Portmanteau of Ubisoft and Nival, the producer and developer of the fifth game.
* ''JetSetRadio Future'': Several smart-alec fans refer to Rokkaku's EvilTowerOfOminousness as "Irrelevant" because of this line from the scene where he talks about it: "It's name is... Well, [[BlahBlahBlah blah diddly blah blah]], it's name is irrelevant."
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is called "Grasshopper Game" in Japan, due to the fact that the majority of higher level fights revolve around both fighters hopping around the stage and hoping to either hit with an air move or knock the other out of the sky with a good anti-air. There's a reason why this game's tiers are built around having a good air and anti-air.
* ''VideoGame/{{Journey}}''
** Traveler - Named for the unnamed main character's ability to walk and [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] journey.
*** Red Robe - A being dressed in red cloth.
** Companion - A player who helps you play through ''[=Journey=]'' online.
** Ancestors - The White Robes who preceded you in the backstory.
*** White Robe - A being dressed in white cloth.
** Cloth creatures - [[SentientPhlebotinum Living friendly creatures with bodies of cloth]].
** Guardians - [[spoiler:The machines who [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turned against the Ancestors]] in an apocalyptic civil war.]]
** ''Journey'' used to have a glitch that generated an immobile scarf connected to the ground in the second to last area of the game. Those in the development team that knew about it called it "Gary the Scarf," which spread to the fans. At some point, a second scarf appeared near Gary and fans began calling it "Larry the Scarf." Sadly, a patch was eventually released that removed both Gary and Larry from the game.
* ''JourneyToSilius'' has a hovering DemonicSpider enemy in its third stage that one Let's Player nicknamed [=HumpBot=], for its habit of [[PersonalSpaceInvader homing in on]] and CollisionDamage-raping you. Or maybe it's named after a certain robot in ''RobotChicken''.
* ''{{Kamui}}''
** The Angry Spacestation - [[FinalBoss The Adjudicator]].
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** The [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]] WEAPON - BonusBoss "Kurt Zisa", [[{{Tuckerization}} so named after the winner of a contest]]. Comes from its location and its resemblance to various LostTechnology enemies from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games. Used most often by people who think Kurt Ziza is a stupid name.
** BHK (Blonde-Haired Kid) - Roxas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', due to his appearance in the teaser for ''KHII'' featured in the original game.
** Mansex - Xemnas, due to a rather unfortunate anagram of this name. (If I have to revert the Wikipedia page on Org. XIII about this one more time...)
*** "Sexman" and "X-Mas" for the same reason.
** Bigrax - Xigbar. See above.
*** And "Ziggy" as well.
** Even less known is E-sexual, for Lexaeus, as above.
** And Rent-Xa-Ho (Rents a ho) for Xehanort. Of course, none of these are surprising considering they're all members of..
** Orgy XIII - [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Organization XIII]], for the fandom's tendency to ship everyone with each other. So many permutations...
*** 78 possible [=OTPs=], to be exact. And there's a fic out there for all of them.
**** With Xion's inclusion you get 13 new pairings.
***** 14 if you count PowerTrio [[OneTrueThreesome threesomes]] as OTPs.
** Repliku - Riku Replica.
*** Interestingly, this actually IS the character's name in the German version of the game.
** Sorangle - Derisive term for Sora, due to the impressive stunts he pulled out in ''KHII'' thanks to the ActionCommands (IE, the triangle button).
** King Of Hearts - Sora due to his many appearances with a crown and the fact he has one of if not the strongest heart in the series.
** Zebra Mansex, The Evil Cow - Final Form Xemnas, dues to his black and white cloak.
** Baldinort - Master Xehanort from the incoming prequel ''Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep'' to distinguish him from [[LegacyCharacter the current]] Xehanort. Also known as Baldsem, Geezernort, or Oldynort.
*** And don't forget about Grampinort and (before his name was revealed) Old Bald Man.
*** Conversely, pre-game Xehanort (before he takes over the Radiant Garden) is sometimes called Tinynort.
*** And now that the game's been released in Japan, we have [[spoiler: Terranort, the final boss of Last Episode, which, unsurprisingly, is the result of Master Xehanort committing GrandTheftMe on Terra]].
*** Fans have come up with Rikunort for the Ansem-Possessed-Riku. Bonus points for basing it on [[spoiler: Terranort]].
*** In relation to the above, we get Xehanor[[spoiler:terr]]ansemnas.
**** Following on from this, we get [[spoiler: Venitas, which is for more or less the same reasons but with Ven being ([[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind temporarily]]) [[GrandTheftMe GTM'd]] by Vanitas.]]
** [=McFlurry=] - Axel, from his official title, "The Flurry of Dancing Flames."
** 411 - The strangely popular Vexen/Marluxia pairing (they are the 4th and 11th members of the Organization)
** Marly - A nickname for Marluxia. Often comes with AlternateCharacterInterpretation as a bisexual molestor and rapist.
** The Sporking Bitch - Axel, due to his appearance in nearly all {{MST}}s of Kingdom Hearts fanfiction.
** Xaldouche - Xaldin, due to his {{Jerkass}} behavior in ''Days''.
** ''Zexy'' for Zexion, made up from his actual name and the word "Sexy." Fangirls tend to use variations of the phrase "Zexy is so sexy with his lexy" ("lexy" for lexicon, as in the book which he uses for a weapon).
*** This one was actually used in the original version of ''Chain of Memories'', making it not so much a fan nickname as an actual nickname that caught on with the fanbase.
*** Incidentally, "Lexy" may also refer to Lexaeus, given the fact that they're consistently seen (and, thus, [[{{Shipping}} paired in the fandom]]) together whenever they're shown at all.
**** Or rather, when Lexeaus is shown at all, since he's the least {{Bishonen}} of the Organization, while Zexion is unarguably the [[LauncherOfAThousandShips most]].
** [[MarySue Xarmy Use/Xarmy Sue]]: Xion, due to being yet another female ''Kingdom Hearts'' Character in [[spoiler: loose]] relation to Kairi, who falls victim to the CommonMarySueTraits. The fact that she's pretty Emo for most of the game [[spoiler: though she's got her reasons, to say the least]] and ends up being a ''[[DieForOurShip second]]'' ImpliedLoveInterest for Roxas, besides Namine, doesn't help.
** Xomg/Gloomex: The Organization Moogle in ''358/2 Days'', due to the member's habits of rearranging their names with an "X."
*** Mooglex: A less creative variation of the above.
** Somebodies: An unofficial name for the human forms of the members of Org. XIII, as opposed to Nobody.
*** However, in [=CoM=], Axel says "We Nobodies can never hope to be Somebodies" giving it some cannon backing.
*** Others: An alternative of the above. Taken from Roxas telling Sora that he "make(s) a good other."
** Double K: For [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Rikku]] to differentiate her from...
** Single K: Riku.
** Sexy Back: [[ActionGirl Aqua]].
** [[spoiler:Young!Nort, Trollnort or D-Nort]] for [[spoiler:Young Master Xehanort.]]
*** Also, [[spoiler:[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure TOKI WO TOMARE!]]-nort. He actually says just that during his Desperation move.]]
** [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarTrek Xehaborg]]]] for [[spoiler: the [[TheAssimilator second Organization XIII]]]]
*** [[spoiler:Orga'''nort'''zation XIII]] and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{FinalFantasyXIII-2}} Organization XIII-2]]]] are also rapidly gaining steam, the latter especially.
** Waltz of the Thirteen: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaQaQjX0AZ8 Xigbar's theme.]]
* ''KingdomOfLoathing''
** TPTB - "The Powers That Be", i.e. the creators of the game.
*** This is sometimes extended to TPTMBG: The Powers [[TheyMightBeGiants That Might Be Giants]].
** Smurf: Substituted for many spoilerific phrases, but most commonly the [[spoiler:Wand of Nagamar]] that is used to win the final battle.
** Titfairy (also Boobfruit): An item-of-the-month earned this name after people saw not a mushroom fairy with a bowl on her head, [[FreudWasRight but a pair of breasts squeezed between a bowl and a skirt.]]
** Oxycore: A hardcore oxygenarian run (where the player has no access to previously-earned gear and cannot eat or drink anything but gains some special rewards at the end), turned into a portmanteau for brevity.
*** Challenge paths are often tagged "-core" when stacked with hardcore restrictions -- zombiecore, bearcore, beecore, and so forth.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting''... let's just say the ''majority'' of {{SNK}}'s fighting games...
** Let's start with the one thing this company is known for: SNKBoss Syndrome.
** Ass Crimson - Ash Crimson from ''The King of Fighters 2003'', who is so flamboyant that he might qualify as a GorgeousGeorge.
*** Ass Crapson: Call it a derogatory variant of the above.
*** Fish Crimson, stemming from an unfortunately squished uppercase "A" in one of the ''XI'' menus resembling the letter F.
*** Fist Crimson, a typo of the above.
*** [[ViewerGenderConfusion Ashley]] [[PrecisionFStrike Crishit]] and Ash [[PrecisionFStrike Shitson]] are less popular but still common variations of the above. You can tell that ''a lot'' of people hate [[ReplacementScrappy Ash]], but SNK ([[AmericansHateTingle and the Japanese]]) [[CreatorsPet just love him]].
** The Beijing King: Kim Kaphwan, thanks to the MyWayEntertainment fan dub of one of the ''FatalFury'' [=OVAs=].
** Old Hero Team, Team Japan, Team Esaka - Kyo, Benimaru, and Daimon, with the last one being due to their theme music (which is usually entitled "Esaka" or a variation thereof).
** The Pretzel - the motion for Geese Howard's Raging Storm attack: down-back, half-circle back, down-forward. So named because the thumb traces a pretzel shape on the directional pad while inputting the move.
** The Almighty Stance - Robert Garcia's idle animation from ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' and ''The King of Fighters XI'', where he dances back and forth constantly. The name comes from the GameFAQs fighting games boards, where, during a discussion about character stances, a user declared Robert's grooving to be "almighty."
** Cheesenitz - Goenitz.
** Goenadz - Goenitz.
** In some circles, all of [[TheBerserker Shen]] [[BadassNormal Woo]]'s moves have nicknames, most of them consisting of "[[HulkSpeak SHEN WOO ]]". Yes, uppercase is mandatory.
** Yaoiori - Say his last name backwards. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It's Im-a-gay]].]]
** Rugalspin - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7mt8ALcjw0 Rugal's Dead End Screamer DM]] from ''[='98=]'', when coupled with ''VideoGame/{{Dead or Alive}}'''s "You Spin Me Right Round." Became a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7UNp0J4HbU small]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaEI7UbbYm8 meme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5yfaQWdCwQ in a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJCnXkkplI short amount]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM7-B-lE5K0 of time]], thanks to ''{{MUGEN}}'' (see below).
*** Wolfgang Krauser has a variation of this as well (his SDM is a throw where he, you guessed it, SPINS YOU RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND), aptly named "Krauserspin."
*** And now with ''[[UpdatedRerelease 2002: Unlimited Match]]'', Goenitz now has his ''own'' take on the fad, with his [=MAX2=]/HSDM summoning a tornado which SPINS YOU RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD BABY RIGHT ROUND ROUND ROUND. We christen it the Goenitzspin.
*** And just in case you thought we'd forget, [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Kyoshiro Senryo]] predates them all by a hundred or so years with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2-VHMNI3Q the Kyoshirospin.]]
** [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Emil Castagnier]]: Igniz. The first one should be [[SdrawkcabName the other way around]] because he's voiced by NorioWakamoto (and not Creator/JohnnyYongBosch) and NorioWakamoto is {{Dracula}}, but it isn't because Dracula does not have blonde hair and isn't a {{Bishonen}}. Although, unlike Emil, Igniz is ANYTHING but timid. And he doesn't need a Superpowered Alternate Side to fight for him.
*** Iggy, short for Igniz.
** Billy Idol for Krizalid, so named for his resemblance to the singer.
** Commander Pringles: Clone Zero from ''2000''.
*** Also "Penis" for no reason whatsoever. Although it might be due to his mustache's resemblance to [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik's]].
** Geeser the Cheeser, Geeseter Bunnie: Geese Howard, obviously.
*** Actually, Nightmare Geese (his OneWingedAngel of a {{True Final|Boss}} SNKBoss that appeared in ''Real Bout Fatal Fury Special'') was a fan nickname until SNK [[AscendedFanon canonized it]] in ''[[AlternateContinuity Maximum Impact]] 2''.
*** The same applied for Mr. Karate, the alter-ego of Takuma Sakazaki that ''[[EverybodyKnewAlready everyone knows about]]''.
** [[JustForPun Lameness]]: Nameless, the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of K9999 in ''KOF 2002: Unlimited Match''. He's called that by those who don't like him. [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Yes, it is an unimaginative nickname]].
** Gay Bash: K', due to the unfortunate coincidence that his name rhymes with this.
*** There is also K-Douche in some circles.
** [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]] for [[CaptainErsatz K9999]].
** ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'': In Mexico Kyoshiro was usually called "the clown" (due to the face paint) and Amakusa [[ViewerGenderConfusion "the witch."]]
** Fathena for Athena's appearance in ''The King of Fighters XII'', thanks in part to her {{Moe}}ness and chubby legs. It's rapidly gaining speed.
** The Amazing Flying Jhun: Yet ''another'' GoodBadBug (the games are brimming with them). In ''2003'', one Jhun Hoon's aerial moves involved stomping on your head. If you performed a roll quickly after successfully executing this technique, Jhun would be left hovering in the air. In addition, his pushback would no longer be functional, allowing him to smash ''anyone'' open with the purest of ease. You can see the ensuing onslaught [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqmxhEfim3M here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QpYoHprg_c here.]]
** ''VideoGame/SNKGalsFighters'' is usually called ''[[DistaffCounterpart The Queen of Fighters]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''
** Bandana Dee - A Waddle Dee wearing a blue bandana who originally appeared in the Megaton Punch minigame in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. He was given a larger role in the UpdatedRerelease as a character in the ''Revenge of the King'' game, and is set to become a playable character in ''Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', though the game still refers to him as simply 'Waddle Dee'.
** Sailor Dee - Similarly, a Waddle Dee with a sailor hat that appears in the ''Revenge of Meta Knight'' game from ''Super Star''.
** Sugar Rush - Kirby's Invincibility mode after he eats a [[InvincibilityPowerup Super Lolipop]].
** Meta Knight - MK, Meta, and occasionally Sir Meta Knight (although that's canon in the anime).
** Triple D (possibly originating from Escargoon in ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''), 3D, or DDD - King Dedede. Occasionally, D^3 or D[[superscript:3]] crops up.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''
** Bratsila/Bitchila - Bastila Shan; generally used by players who dislike her constant 'The Jedi Council is ''never'' wrong! You're falling to the Dark Side and will go to ''hell''!" rants.
** Captain Paranoid (self explanatory)/Fashion Disaster/Flyboy - Carth Onasi. Three words - The Orange Jacket. (shudder..)
** Big Z - Zaalbar's in-game nickname.
** Mish - Mission Vao
** Candalore/Manderous - Canderous Ordo, following his promotion to leader of the Mandalorians in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''. His army of Fangirls refer to him as 'Candy' or 'Candy-man" (usually this is ''very'' tongue-in-cheek).
** Bald Old Coot - Jolee Bindo
** T3, Tin Can, Mobile Trashcan - T3-M4
** Tall,Pale and Jawless/Jawless Wonder - Darth Malak. Following the reveal of his full name in the ''[=KotOR=]'' comics (Alek Squinquargesimus), he gained the nicknames Darth Squinty and Darth Squigglypants.
** [[{{Dune}} Reverend Mother]] - Kreia.
** Wacky Wookiee - Hanharr
** Di/Mike/Mikey - The Disciple (from the name he only reveals if you don't recruit him into the party)
** Pazaak Fiend/Captain Pazaak - Atton Rand (as he's somewhat obsessed. It turned out counting cards keeps people from reading your mind)
** Sleeps-with-vibroblades - Darth Sion
** Darth Mumbles - Darth Nihilus
* ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' (Most of the following originated in LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab's LetsPlay of this game)
** Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Birds - Cockatrices, the dive-bombing gray birds found on the surface.
** Catball - Cat Sidhe, the cat-like enemy that rides on its ball.
** Surprise Fish - Water Reaper, the fish that hide in waterfalls and pop out to knock you off the platform you're riding on.
*** Surprise Fish is now a generic name of all fishes in video games which have an ability to appear suddenly. Let it be fish from ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'' or ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.
** Hard Mode Tablet - The tablet in the Mausoleum of the Giants that [[SchmuckBait warns you not to read it twice]] and makes various things in the game harder if you do.
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''
** [[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]] - Coach from ''VideoGame/{{Left 4 Dead 2}}'' (he's the tall black guy), for his uncanny resemblance to said character.
** Chuking - Throwing a Bile Bomb. A portmanteau of 'chucking puke'.
* LegacyOfKain
** The [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Soul Reaver]], when it eats blood rather than souls, is called the "blood reaver".
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Squadallah Man/The Genie - Gwonam from the SoBadItsGood, OffModel CD-i game ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: The Faces of Evil]]'', at least in the [[YouTubePoop YouTube Poop community]].
*** Also sometimes referred to as Osama.
*** Also, Shopkeeper and The King for Morshu and King Harkinian from the same game
*** There's also King Harkinian's retainer, given two nicknames: "Fari" and "The Spaniard", as well as this one baker guy which was given the nickname "George the Cakes Guy"
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames CD-I Link, CD-I King, and CD-I Zelda.]] CD-I Link can also mean Toon Link, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks given some peoples thoughts on the Wind Waker.]]
** Impna - Midna's cursed (or imp) form, from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Not to be confused with Impa.
*** Bigna - Midna's true form, also from ''Twilight Princess''
** Link himself. Every now and again, a new Link will come along and fans will struggle to give him a title along the lines of "Hero of ___." Never mind that only three Links throughout the series have ever had titles. [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] Link, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]] Link, and ALinkToThePast Link.
*** For the hell of [[CaptainObvious pointing out the obvious]], the official titles of those Links are:
**** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''/''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' = "the Hero of Time"
**** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''/''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' = "the Hero of Winds"
**** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' = "the Hero of Light"
*** And the FanNickname for Link from Twilight Princess is "the Hero of Twilight". (It really does suit him...)
*** Oftentimes, the titles - canon or no - are shortened to a single word, making ''Skyward Sword'' Link "Sky", ''Ocarina of Time'' Link "Time", ''The Wind Waker'' Link "Wind", and ''Twilight Princess'' Link "Twilight". Less commonly, ''A Link To The Past'' Link is called "Light."
** On GameFAQs, after the picture of Link for the new "Zelda Wii" game was [[http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3952/1244168189951.jpg unveiled]], Fi - the character appearing in front of Link - was (correctly) suspected to be the Master Sword. Then everyone tried to decide what to call her; they eventually decided on [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/search.php?search=steve&board=960633 Steve]]. Alternatively, some decided to call her something along the lines of "Ms. Master Sword" or "Sword-Fairy".
** The Unholy Triforce: The three ''Zelda'' CDi games.
** There are People on DeviantArt who decided that Toon Link should be called "Chikara" (japanese for "power", ironically) for distinction. A fanart-artist/Wind-Waker-fanfiction writer started it.
** ''Ganondork'' instead of "Ganondorf" for people who hate his endless [[HijackedByGanon hijacking of other good villains in the series.]]
*** Ganondork was also the name given to a fan-made character featured on a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' fansite. The character in question was Ganondorf's nerdy twin brother.
** Naked Ganon-possible nickname for [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Demise]]. [[ThemeNaming And in that vein]], Solid Ganon for Ganondorf himself, and Liquid Ganon for [[TheLastStory Zangurak]].
*** We now have [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Lysandre]] as Solidus Ganon.
** Mah Boi - Link himself.
** The EvilChancellor - In ThisWiki Chancellor Cole from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' is rarely ever called anything else than that, since he's just ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** ''Bellumbeck'' in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. It's a portmanteau of the [[spoiler: names ''Linebeck'' and ''Bellum'']]. The latter uses [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]] on the former and makes him become the unnamed [[spoiler: Final Boss of the game]], which prompted Fans to name him.
** What about Demon Lord Debbie the Fabulous?
** ''Celda'' and old fan nickname for The Wind Waker. A portmanteau of CelShading and Zelda.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU'' is also called ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Zelder Scrolls]]'' due to the game having many more WideOpenSandbox elements.
* ''LimboOfTheLost''
** {{Popeye}} the Smelly - William Nilmates. His appearance as a living corpse justifies the second part of this nickname; the first part is referring to one of his eyes falling out with an "OOOOOOPPPS" during your first meeting with him. Name coined by rpg.net user "Wields-Rulebook-Heavily" for his [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 commentary on the game's proceedings]].
** Zombieman - The skinless character that Briggs meets near the end of the Darkmere chapter, who turns out to be [[spoiler:the real mayor of Darkmere, as his outside body was [[GrandTheftMe hijacked by the Soul Taker that haunts the town]]]]. Also coined by Wields-Rulebook-Heavily.
*** Mr. Grin, Rapeface [=McNoskin=], and Noskin [[TheVonTropeFamily von Nightmarefuel]] - Additional names for the same character, all coined by The Dark Id for [[http://lparchive.org/Limbo-of-the-Lost/ his own commentary]].
* ''{{Mabinogi}}''
** Any criticism directed at Nexon, tends to be called NexonFail, mainly because of how many patches break more things than they fix.
** "The Loli" - Mari, and the only female character in the game without breasts.
** "The Emo" - Tarlach, since he always depressing things.
** Goldbuyer - Anyone rich enough to afford nice clothing from player shops, doesn't mean they do, but just someone who buys expensive stuff. The sellers justification for high prices is usually "I'll just wait for a goldbuyer to buy it."
** Gachapwned - Someone who bought Gachapon items from the cash shop and got lemons.
* ''MapleStory''
** Sin - The Assassin class, because the extremely finicky swear filter originally wouldn't let you say "ass". Especially prevalent at that time since only the first two class tiers were available, so assassin was the highest class in its path.
** [=BanditSin=] - A bandit that uses claw skills before advancement from thief (because the 1st job claw skill is so much better over 1st job dagger skill, and bandits get an attack skill upon advancement that renders the first dagger skill obsolete anyways). Also called "assbandits" by those who dislike this practice.
** Hybrid Spearman - A Spearman who balances weapon use between spears and polearms.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** [=GARrus=] - Nickname for Garrus Vakarian, resident CowboyCop and most BadAss [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy turian]] among a ''species'' of badasses.
*** Space Batman as well.
** [[spoiler:Reapinator]] - A variant of the nickname for the final boss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', for [[SkeleBot9000 obvious reasons]].
*** A portion of the ME community has also started calling him "Pants" [[spoiler: presumably because he is only a torso.]]
** TIM - '''T'''he '''I'''llusive '''M'''an. Also known as Timmy.
** Miranda is called "Miri" a lot. This one actually comes from the game--[[spoiler:Niket]] calls her this.
** Mecha-Cthulhu - The Reapers. Usually refers to Sovereign since he was the first one we encountered.
** The female PlayerCharacter is frequently called "[=FemShep=]". Acknowledged by BioWare with "[=FemShep=] Friday", the day that the [=FemShep=] ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' trailer was released.
*** [=MaleShep=], [=ManShep=], [=BroShep=], or [=DudeShep=] are also used to refer to a male PlayerCharacter.
** A unnamed human, who is continuously tries to obtain a refund from a turian (who is probably disallowing it due to FantasticRacism), is aptly called "Refund Guy".
** The default male Shepard is known as "Vander!Shep", "Vanderloo!Shep", or, most commonly, "Sheploo". In fact, any combination of "Shepard" and "Vanderloo".
*** To the confused - [[http://ui23.gamespot.com/2166/ewwwtf_2.jpg Mark Vanderloo is the model for the default male Shepard]].
*** On a related note, the default female Shepard (in the first two games, not so much in the third) is sometimes referred to as "Plain Jane."
** The [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/M-300_Claymore_Heavy_Shotgun M-300 Claymore shotgun]] is known as the Krogun, and the [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Widow_Anti-Material_Rifle M-98 Widow sniper rifle]] is known as the Widowmaker.
** [=SuZe=] - Short for Subject Zero, before her actual name was revealed as Jack.
** Jacob "The Priiize" Taylor - Named after an unfortunate bit of dialogue during his romance scene.
** "ValleyGirl Quarian" (fer sure, oh my keelah), and "[[{{Scrubs}} Friend Zone]] Turian" (you deserve someone who respects you), for the two [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_9ZjTltAHE&feature=related conversing]] in that famous Ilium bar.
** Race Card Turian - The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_u3-mTZug turian civilian at Citadel Security]] who keeps going on about how "You humans are all racist!" to the C-Sec officer at customs.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWYUiVfZo9k Techno Turian]]" for the random turian in Thane's loyalty mission who walks onto the dancefloor and proceeds to ''own'' the place. Many a player has failed the mission due to being captivated by this guy.
** 'Renegon' and 'Paragade', which are popular playing styles that involve playing one's Shep as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and an AllLovingHero-That-Has-To-ShootTheDog-Sometimes, respectively.
*** The much-maligned Paragade path is actually referenced in one of the Tupari machine's lines in [=ME2=].
--->Only losers drink Paragade. You want Tupari! Winners drink Tupari!
*** The game's Renegade and Paragon morality sides are also usually used as a shorthand way of referring to ChaoticGood and LawfulGood characters or actions in the game.
** The [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/M-920_Cain M-920 Cain]] is (in)accurately called the Nuke Gun.
*** The Codex in the third game mentions Alliance soldiers calling it this, making it a piece of AscendedFanon.
** The unnamed sniper in the teaser for ''[=ME3=]'' has been named "Big Ben" because he's in... Big Ben.
*** He's also known by the nickname "Nigel Fishnchips".
*** He turns up when Shepard returns to Earth at the end of the game - his real name is [[spoiler:Major Coats]].
** Best Crew - Using Wrex and Garrus as party members in the original game. Originated from "Which crew is the best crew? Wrex-Garrus crew is the best crew!"
** [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Cutscene Pistol]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]]: The generic pistol Shepard often wields in cutscenes, which is apparently capable of killing fully-shielded mercenaries ([[ProudWarriorRaceGuy kro]][[DemonicSpiders gan]] included) in [[OneHitKill single shots]], regardless of [[GameplayAndStorySegregation how many shots it would take to kill them in gameplay]]. Related to ''Franchise/DragonAge'''s Murder Knife, and occasionally even called the Murder Pistol.
*** Related are Cutscene Krogan, or Cutgan: Krogan who inexplicably die after minor wounds in cutscenes despite requiring heavy fire to bring down in-game.
** "Ninja Bitches" for [[DemonicSpiders Cerberus Phantoms]].
** [[spoiler:The final enemy]] of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' (essentially a random {{mook}}) is affectionately known as "[[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=467pmIX-oZo Marauder Shields]]]]".
*** The Husks that precede him have been dubbed "[[IncrediblyLamePun The Three Husketeers]]".
** [[AWizardDidIt Space Magic]] for the GainaxEnding.
** [[spoiler: "Starchild", "Godchild", "Godbrat", "Starbabby" (and more explicit nicknames) for [[DeusExMachina The Catalyst]] at the end of the game.]]
** [[spoiler:The Catalyst]] is also one. It incorrectly conflates the designation the Protheons gave the location with the [[spoiler:unnamed AI]] found inside it. The term isn't even stretchable since [[spoiler:Catalyst]] literally describes what the Protheons were using that for, it wasn't just some random name they thought sounded neat.
** Team Dextro - The Garrus-Tali squad. Refers to the fact that, besides being the only party members who can [[AnyoneCanDie (potentially)]] be with you in all three games, they're also the only party members from dextro-amino acid-based species (contrast humans, who are levo-amino acid-based). This is a galaxy in which [[NoBiochemicalBarriers there are most definitely biochemical barriers]].
** Virmire Survivor:Ashley / Kaidan; you must [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers choose to save one and let the other die on Virmire]]. This term is a way of referring to the survivor's appearances in the sequels.
** Mel, the TheLadette marine found in the Purgatory night-club is more fondly referred to as "Infiltrator-Tits".
** The SSV Daddy Issues - The Normandy, due to the ParentalIssues that most of its crew throughout the games have, up to and including Shepard him/herself if you pick certain origins.
** The Cerberus Taco Cart Theorem: Used in reference to the fact that nearly all Cerberus experiments end with whatever they were experimenting on [[GoneHorriblyWrong getting loose and killing all the scientists involved]]. Usually after taking over the base. Name comes from Fanfic/GloriousShotgunPrincess where various characters joke that if Cerberus built a taco cart it would take over the base and start killing all their guys.
** From [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 ME3]] mulitplayer
*** "Grab" : almost all synchkills are called this, even ones, such as phantoms that don't involve actually grabbing the target. Probably because most synchkills do involve grabbing.
*** "magnet hands" or just "magnets": refers to a lag based issue where a banshee will drag a player a (sometimes considerable) distance before synch-killing them.
*** Brotarians for Batarians(from "Come at me bro"). The Batarian heavy melee atttack is also called the Falcon Punch due to it's slow speed and tremendous power.
*** May mulitplayer classes are referred to by a combination of their race and class, sometimes as an acronym. (GI for Geth Infiltrator, HSol for human soldier. )
**** Kroguard for Krogan vanguard. Also called the "Krogod", due to being the tankist class in the game and the only vanguard commonly seen off-host(due to the vanguard bug). Dubbed by some as "The Murder Train".
**** Spamguard and Novaguard for the common human vanguard builds that involve using a combination of biotic charge and the nova invulnerability frames to fly around the map.
* ''MechWarrior''
** Most of the fan nicknames from ''BattleTech'', as the franchise is based on ''[=BattleTech=]''.
** Boat - a Mech layout built around a single type of weapon--laser boat, missile boat, gauss boat, etc.
** Gausszilla - An assault mech based on a large number (3-4) of Gauss Rifles, especially the famous Annihilator variant with quadruple Gauss.
** Gladbag - the Gladiator/Executioner, which is an infamously powerful mech with extremely heavy armament, a 95-ton chassis, and standard jump jets.
** Poptarting - Using jump jets to leap into the air from behind cover, take a shot, fall back into cover, repeat as necessary.
** The Stargate - A large piece of circular wreckage on the "Tourmaline Desert" map in ''Mechwarrior Online'', which is one of the most visible landmarks.
** [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Mount Doom]] - The "Terra Therma" map from ''Online'', which takes place on an active volcano.
* ''Mega Man''
** Mr. Clean - Sigma from ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', who resembles the titular cleaning products mascot. Here are some more nicknames for Sigma:
*** Buzzlight Sigma for his similarities with Buzzlight Year from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''
*** Gamma Sigma, named for Sigma's OneWingedAngel from ''X5'', which suspiciously [[spoiler:looks and fights like Gamma, the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'']].
** [=ShoulderMan=] - [=FlashMan.EXE=] from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', who has an attack that involves removing one of the orbs in his shoulder. Name coined by comic author Reynard, who used it as a gag in his filler strips.
** Pea-shooter - The [[ArmCannon initial weapon]] in ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', rarely used after more powerful weapons are acquired from beating a {{boss|Battle}}, unless one is pursuing a SelfImposedChallenge. A reference to the fact that the early games used the letter "P" (for "plasma cannon", its deceptively powerful-sounding name) to represent it on the weapon menu.
** Rabid Cupcake - [=BurnerMan=] from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', for his distinctive body shape.
** Lighter Man/Zippo Man - Any incarnation of [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Heat Man]], who resembles a Zippo Lighter.
** Pinkfiend - [[TheChick Meiru/Mayl Sakurai]] from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', so nicknamed by rabid yaoi fangirls who usually invoke DieForOurShip on her.
** The Blue Bomber - Any of the various Mega Men, based on their default outfit.
*** The Blue Bomber of the 22nd Century, The Azure Hunter - Mega Man X, due to being a LegacyCharacter to the original Blue Bomber, as well as being a blue Maverick Hunter.
*** The Blue Legend - X in ''Zero''.
** The [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Crimson Red]] Reploid - Zero, from the ''X'' series.
*** The Crimson Hunter (in ''X'') and The Red Ripper & Crimson Warrior (in ''Zero'') are also common.
*** Zero Omega - An inversion of TheReveal from ''Zero 3'', [[LateArrivalSpoiler something that you should know already.]]
*** The Red Swordsman/The Crimson Swordsman - [=ProtoMan=] from VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork, partially due to his use of a sword and his outfit, and partially due to being based off of not only [[VideoGame/MegaMan the original ProtoMan]] but also [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]], hence the similar [[FanNickname nicknames]].
** Mr. Decaf - Tom Dubius/Shinsuke Utagai from ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', born from him initially being unnamed when he was unveiled in the anime, and the shadows under his eyes making him look like he needed some serious coffee.
** The "1st" and "2nd Maverick Wars" to the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series, respectively.
** Green Biker Dude - The unnamed green biker who dies at the very beginning of ''X2'', now a MemeticBadass.
** The Eight Maverick Wars - The central conflicts in the eight ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games.
** The Almighty Duck - The ducking mechanic which was added in ''X5''.
** Jello Man - Double from ''X4'' [[spoiler:[[TheReveal who turns out to be]] a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] DoubleAgent [[TheMole with an agenda]].]]
** Zero Armor - Gate's PoweredArmor from ''X6'', due to his research [[spoiler:being based off of [[TheVirus the Zero Virus]]]]. Keep in mind that Zero's [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Armor]] ''is already called that''.
** Dr. Kool-Aid - Dr. Weil thanks in part to his appearance. Sadly, there is ''nothing'' to laugh about when it comes to Weil.
** [[CampGay Fabulous Man]] - Jewel Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan9''.
** [[StarWars Boba Fett]] - [[CaptainErsatz Vile]] from the ''X'' series. His name is actually VAVA in Japanese, and no matter his incarnation (the original in ''X'', Vile MK-2 in ''X3'', or Vile V in ''X8''), ''he actually looks like Boba''. Even better; Vile V's primary coloration is green, making his similarities to Boba even ''more'' noticeable.
** Mettanium/Metooloy - The [[NighInvulnerability indestructible]] metal that makes up Metools, the perpetual {{goddamned|Bats}} [[TheGoomba goombas]] of the franchise. [[FridgeLogic The fact that Wily does not design his Robot Masters with the same alloy]] has birthed the [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] that it is some sort of [[{{Unobtainium}} extremely rare metal that he can only find in limited quantities]].
*** Speaking of Metools, they're often nicknamed Hard Hats.
** Due to the ElmuhFuddSyndwome of the voice actor for Dr Light in ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', Dr. Wily became "Doctah Wahwee."
* ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood''
** Roast Beef, Reez-Baife, Reese Beefe: Riesbyfe, whose name has been transliterated in multiple ridiculous ways. For the record, it's pronounced more or less like the second one.
** Warcueid: The evil version of Arcueid Brunestud. Renamed officially to "Red Arcueid" as of Melty Blood: Act Cadenza.
** Vampire Sion: Fan name for Sion TATARI. Originally was named the much more confusing "Kyuuketsuki Sion" which is what led to the FanNickname.
** "Fucking Cat": Any player who's lost way too many times to Len, White Len or [[TierInducedScrappy worse the]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Neco]] [[SNKBoss Arcs]] is likely to say this.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear''
** Nippleshirt and Ugly Pants - Names for outfits Snake wears in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. The Nippleshirt is the black skintight shirt he wears in the Briefings. The Ugly Pants are the green hospital pants Snake dons for his FanDisservice ShirtlessScene.
** Rape Truck - The truck Big Boss uses to kidnap soldiers with in ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops''.
** {{Oh|Cisco}}, [[HideoKojima Kojima]] - Mostly affectionate name used to describe anything {{Narm}}ful, [[AuthorTract preachy]], [[MindScrew bizarre]] or [[AuthorAppeal shamelessly masturbatory]] that happens in the games.
** Mt. Snakemore - the Outer Haven ship, for its decoration.
** Moaning Rat - derogatory nickname for Naomi, in the MGS codename style. Derives from a popular, pornographic and highly disturbing fanfic.
** Thunderthong - the underwear worn by Raikov.
** Oceliquid - name given by some people to the EvilHand mindmeld between Ocelot and Liquid, until ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' canonised his name as Liquid Ocelot, which most people were calling him anyway.
** Ocelettes - the members of the Ocelot Unit.
** Zadoorknob - intentional {{Mondegreen}} of Zadornov in ''Peace Walker''.
** Poop - Johnny Sasaki, a.k.a. Akiba, the perpetually bowel-issue-ridden ButtMonkey of the series.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' is already being called ''[[NinjaGaiden Ninja Raiden]]'' or ''[[DevilMayCry Metal Gear May Cry]]'' due to similar HackandSlash gameplay. Bonus point to the former for having a {{ninja}}. Well a {{cyborg}} [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja]] in this case.
*** [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Mode]] for Raiden's Ninja Run, because you have limited {{Parkour}} abilities with it active.
*** Heavy Metal Gear Solid, due the habit of firing up the song lyrics at clutch moments.
* ''MetalSlug''
** Super Soldier - Allen O'Neal, Morden's bodyguard and ImplacableMan extraordinaire.
** Glen Achilles - The [[DummiedOut unused soldier]] prisoner in Metal Slug 5. Coined by Ragey of [[http://randomhoohaas.flyingomelette.com/MetalSlug-MissingInAction/MetalSlug5/unusedgrafx/UnusedGraphics.htm Metal Slug: Missing In Action]]. His anme apparently shows up as "[rank] Achilles" should you use hacking to rescue him and beat the level, though the first name was Ragey's invention.
* ''{{Overlord}}''
** Overlad - The protagonist of OverlordII, what with being a LegacyCharacter.
*** And by extension, the protagonist of the first game should be Overdad.
*** Overlad is actually a nickname used by the actual creators.
* ''{{Metroid}}''
** Noob Bridge - A collapsing bridge in ''Super Metroid'' with spikes just above it. Crossing this bridge requires holding down the easily-overlooked run button while running across it, and many players ask how to get across this rather simple trap.
** Noob Tube - The [[SharkTunnel glass tube]] you have to break with a Power Bomb to get into Maridia. Another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pons_asinorum pons asinorum]] of the game. (c.f. ''Call Of Duty'')
** "Boosty" and "Spidey" for a couple of ''Prime 2's'' [[ThatOneBoss surprisingly difficult bosses.]] (The Boost and Spider Guardians, respectively.)
** Iron Ted - The unnamed Ridley robot that serves as the real final boss of ''Zero Mission''.
*** Also known as Mecha Ridley or Ridley Robot.
** Charge Beam Beast, Beamst - The giant worm thing that drops Charge Beam. Another boss not found in the original ''Metroid'' or named in ''Zero Mission''.
*** Named Deorem.
** Bob - The one missile tank in ''Fusion'' that can't be skipped. (Technically, a method has been found, but it requires such precision that the requirement for pulling it off on a real GBA [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSn6yNuk--g is pausing the game repeatedly to simulate framepauses you can do on an emulator]].)
** Mysterious Black Dude - The at-the-time unnamed Anthony Higgs, who had never been seen in a prior Metroid game, yet whose only line in the ''MetroidOtherM'' trailer was, "[[RememberTheNewGuy Remember me]]?"
*** Upon his name reveal, he's been called [[MemeticBadass MANthony Higgs]].
** The Gauntlet - Upon entering the Phazon Mines in Prime, there is only a save room after approximately half the area, two minibosses, and dozens of Space Pirates. Also, the area of upper Crateria in ''Super'' packed with Yapping Maws, acid, an Energy Tank and two Missile Tanks is known likewise, since you have to repeat the ''whole thing'' if you flub the positioning for getting both Missile Tanks.
** BSL (Blonde Scientist Lady) - Melissa Bergman as of her ''Other M'' appearance in the trailer, in the same vein as Anthony Higgs above.
** El Pollo Loco - A giant chicken lizard thing that appeared in one of the trailers, for OtherM.
** Choogle - The little [[KillerRabbit rabbit/lizard-like]] enemy in OtherM. [[spoiler: Also known as Larval-Form Ridley. [[OhCrap Yes,]] '''[[OhCrap THAT]]''' [[OhCrap Ridley.]]]]
** Pseudo-Screw Attack/Ghetto Screw Attack - charging your beam and flipping into an enemy, just like the Screw Attack. It typically does more damage than the average beam, but it also does damage to you if you fail to kill the enemy you're ramming.
** Then there's the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirates]] that you fight two rooms away from Ridley in ''Super Metroid''. so named because they don't shoot beams at you, but employ the use of shooting claws, martial arts, and jumping very high to fight you.
* ''{{Minecraft}}''
** Hellstone, Bloodstone - Nicknames for the reddish Netherrack [sic] block found in the Nether.
** Adminium - The indestructible block that is found in the bottom five layers of the map. Officially known as ''bedrock''.
** Squidward Villagers, Testificates - The un-named villagers in Minecraft.
* ''VideoGame/MondoMedicals'': The crazy person who delivers the noisy, garbled speeches in the cutscenes is sometimes called "Shouty Guy" or "Shouty Priest Guy" (due to his clothes.)
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' lends itself to fans creating short and/or outlandish nicknames due to the titular monsters having odd classifications and names.
** Bananasaurus, Sponge, [[SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]]: Royal Ludroth.
** Disco Chicken works for some on the subject of Qurupeco.
** [[TheTonightShow Jay Leno]] or [[TheFairlyOddparents The Crimson Chin]]: Uragaan, for his prominent rocky chin.
** [[GIJoe GI Jho]]: Deviljho, and [[OhCrap you're Cobra]].
*** Devil Bro is for when he kills a monster for you.
** One event features a giant Ivory Lagiacrus. Due to its rather [[CaptainObvious obvious]] ability to inflict massive damage, many fans have taken to calling it [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs "Steroid Ivory Lagiacrus".]]
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** Kittentaro - Kintaro's redesign in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (moreso the latter; he was more tiger-like in ''Armageddon''). [[spoiler:Also used to refer to Babality!Kintaro.]]
** Mustard & Ketchup - Cyrax and Sektor, yellow and red cyborg [[McNinja Lin Kuei]] who are {{Palette Swap}}s of one another. These were, in fact, their names in pre-production before Cyrax and Sektor were decided on. In fact, one of Cyrax's Sambo combos in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'' is named Mustard as an in-joke.
** Subby - Sub-Zero. Can refer to [[LegacyCharacter both brothers]], but is more commonly used to designate the younger brother from [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 the second game onward]]. Sometimes further twisted into an infectiously cute pet name, [[SublimeRhyme Subby Wubby]].
*** [[EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB]]-Maker: Bi-Han/Sub-Zero's spine-pull fatality in MK1, due to the infamy surrounding it actually leading to the formation of the aforementioned group.
** Noob Zero/Sub-Noob/Sub Saibot: Noob Saibot (Elder Sub-Zero) due to his ''Armageddon'' ending where [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind his original Sub-Zero persona comes to claim control over their soul]], and the two, being unable to best the other, [[SplitPersonalityMerge fuse into]] "a being that was neither Noob Saibot or Sub-Zero, but something new..." These nicknames can also be used to differentiate Noob from his younger brother, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the current Sub-Zero]].
** [[spoiler:Cyb-Zero]] - In ''[=MK9=]'', [[spoiler:the younger Sub-Zero, who is unwillingly turned into a {{cyborg}} instead of his best friend Smoke [[ForWantOfANail in the new timeline]].]]
** [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Gravity Squeeze]] - The [[MindOverMatter first half]] of Ermac's "Cannonball Slam" X-Ray in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', due to its aesthetic similarities to [[{{Magneto}} Magneto's]] [[LimitBreak Level 3 Hyper Combo]] in ''[=MvC3=]''.
** The Turkeyboy - [[BruceLeeClone Liu Kang.]] [[{{Kiai}} Three]] [[ScreamingWarrior guesses]] [[MostAnnoyingSound why]]. (Thankfully, it's been dialed back quite a bit in ''9''.)
*** [[Film/TheThreeStooges The Curly Shuffle]]: Kang's Bicycle kick, due to the sound he makes.
** Secretshipping - Pairing up Smoke and Jade, two of the {{secret character}}s from ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 MK2]]'', in what happens to be a [[FanPreferredCouple very popular example]] of PairTheSpares[=/=]ShipsThatPassInTheNight[=/=]ThemePairing in the fandom.
** Super-Soaker: Rain, due to his [[MakingASplash water-based]] attacks.
** Kano-Klone: Jarek, due to his resemblance with Kano in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 MK4]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''
** Flint Norris - Flint. Several members of the Mother series fandom compare him to Chuck Norris and he is sometimes called "The Chuck Norris of Nintendo".
** Kuma or Kumi - Kumatora. Used as a shortened version of her name before the Fan Translation because her full name did not fit in the Japanese version using Romanji/the English Alphabet. Only 6 spaces were given to the player to name several of the main characters in the game.
* ''{{MUGEN}}''
** Gang Rape - The Franchise/{{Alien}}'s Super Move that calls forth an entire army of Xenomorphs to gang-assault the opponent. So named because they're bunched ''very'' tightly on the opponent, and the lights strobe afterwards, giving ''that'' sort of impression.
** Master Cheese - A GameBreaker version of [[FatalFury Geese Howard]] named "Master Geese". Thus dubbed due to his ridiculously high attack strength and move roster that includes ''two'' instant-kill attacks.
*** It got to the point where someone made a fan-made sound file for him that replaced his vocals with comedy sounds. His intro? This fan-made SND changes it to... [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife "I am The Cheese!"]]
** [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Astral]] [[SamuraiShodown Zetsumei]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar Fatal]] [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Basara]] [[GuiltyGear Destroyed]]: Pretty much any character that has a BadAss finishing move (edited in or not).
** Freddie Mercury: Super Mario By [=ShinRyoga=] and [=NeoAnkh=]/Reubenkee
** Rugal_Excrement: For Rugal_E by [=EvilSlayerX5=]
** Retarded Character: Any character that has [[TheyJustDidntCare horrible controls, badly-coded features, deplorable spritework]], or is just a blatant [[DolledUpInstallment spriteswap]] of another.
* {{Myst}} Series
** Saavy, Saav, Saavi, Vedrey, Vedro - All nicknames for Saavedro, the antagonist from ''Myst III: Exile''.
** Whark - alternate spelling of "wahrk", one of the creatures from ''Riven''; this was how one of the characters spelled it and some fans adopted that spelling.
** Wahrk Gallows - The tall golden teepee structure on Jungle Island in ''Riven''.
** All of the islands in Riven have {{Fan Nickname}}s based on what structures they feature, and even those names differ amongst fans.
*** For example, the island you start on has been called Temple Island, Dome Island, and many others, due to the presence of both, while the final island has been called [[spoiler: Catherine's Island, Prison Island]], and other many things.
** Mazerunner - An infamous puzzle from ''Myst''.
** Waffle Iron, Waffle Grid: The name given to another infamous puzzle in ''Riven'' that looks like a waffle grid.
** Lava Chamber - That room in the age of Voltaic in ''Myst III: Exile'' that fills up with lava in order to solve one of the puzzles.
** Sirrus' Guitar, Spider Chair - Yet another infamous puzzle from ''Myst IV: Revelation''.
** [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye Olde Grabbye Hande]] - The archaic-looking hand cursor as it appears in ''Myst'', ''Riven'', and ''Myst III: Exile'' - the last two games have redone versions of the hand cursor, and ''Uru Live'' has a differently designed cursor entirely.
** The Stranger - The name given to the {{AFGNCAAP}} player character of the first four games.
** Panic Link - What happens when your Uru Live character falls off a cliff, or towards another [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat unsurvivable thing]], such as [[ConvectionSchmonvection lava]] - your avatar links back to his/her home age, Relto.