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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Robert Faulkner gets uppity when Connor calls the Aquila a boat, insisting that she - not it! - is a ship.
* The title character of ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'', a Burgundian during the period when which the Duchy of Burgundy was an independent state, has the option of taking offense when people refer to him as a Frenchman.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 3'': Claire insists on calling Prophet "hardware". Prophet disagrees.
* Paws from ''VideoGame/CthulhuSavesTheWorld'' would like to remind you that he is not a ''cat'', but an ''ultharian'' (a race of green feline-shaped aliens whose tails can transform into CombatTentacles), a fact Umi won't learn any time soon.
* The Pirate Barbers in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' prefer the term "Buccaneer Hairstylists".
* The ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' community insist on calling [[spoiler:[[PhysicalHell hell]]]] Hidden Fun Stuff. [[spoiler:[[TheLegionsOfHell Demons]]]] are Clowns, and [[spoiler:[[{{Unobtanium}} adamantine]]]] is cotton candy. Also, any mention of possible failure or defeat is referred to as "[[HilarityEnsues Fun]]."
* In ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia'' theres a kind of pastry that's basically identical to a waffle filled with some sort of sugary fruit. Lemuria constantly corrects him when he calls it a waffle instead of a yofwal, while in turn he stubbornly refuses to refer to them as anything ''but'' waffles.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' an aspiring Orc "knight" named Mazoga insists that the player call her "Sir Mazoga" or similar, and will get angry if the player does not. Depending on dialog choices and how the player handles the associated quest, she eventually realizes she's being a pompous jerk.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', the citizens of Vault City keep a slave labor force, but insist upon calling them "Servants", and make a habit of expelling those who say otherwise.
** Similarly, in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC Pack "The Pitt", The leader of the Pitt Raiders, Ashur, insists that his subordinates refer to the slave populace as "workers".
** Also in ''3'':
-->'''Butch:''' I'm a barber, not a hairdresser! There's a difference!
** And in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', we have the subtle distinction between a scavenger and a ''prospector'', along with the varying ways to say Caesar's name [[note]]Most characters say it as "See-Zer", like most Americans do. The Legion pronounce it more like the German "Kaiser" (which came from the original Caesar's name). The second one is the correct one.[[/note]]
*** Ranger Jackson is not allowed to pay mercenaries. He does sometimes accidentally supply someone who isn't technically part of the NCR when they have been helpful enough for him to forget their status.
*** Mr. House doesn't hide the fact that he'd be the sole ruler of an independent Vegas, but he'd be an ''autocrat'', not a dictator.
* FateExtra gives you the option to beat on of the most powerful characters in the {{Nasuverse}}, they balance this out by telling you at every opportunity that the only reason you can win is because her Master is a raging moron.
* Locke of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. He's not a thief, he's a ''treasure hunter''. And he'll '''rip your lungs out''' for saying otherwise! What makes this one line particularly funny is that the SNES translation is so aggressively kid-friendly that it refuses to acknowledge the existence of pubs and the word "death" and its variants... but threatening to pull out somebody's internal organs is A-OK?
** He's much less violent in the GBA remake. He'll just beat the crap out of you.
* Ashe from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', leader of LaResistance - ''not'' the Insurgence.
* Canas from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' would like to remind you that it is incorrect to refer to [[CastingAShadow the Elder magic that he practices]] as [[DarkIsNotEvil "Dark" magic]].
* An example from ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight 2'': "I do not know what it's like where you're from, Mr. Knight, but people refer to me as Herr Doktor Klingmann here."
* [[GameAndWatch It's Mr. Game & Watch. Not Mr. Game and Watch. If you type Mr. Game and Watch into Google, you don't get anything. Therefore, it's Game & Watch]].
** That's more like [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell my name with an ampersand]]. Typing in Game and Watch will still bring him up.
* Delsin Rowe of ''InfamousSecondSon'' insists that you refer to his kind as Conduits, not [[FantasticSlur Bioterrorists]].
* ''[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak II]]'': Krew prefers the term "freedom challenged" over "slave".
* In KatawaShoujo, this comes up in a context surprisingly unrelated to any disabilities. [[spoiler:Lilly and Shizune]] both insist that their {{Big Fancy House}}s are not "mansion(s)".
** [[spoiler:Lilly Satou]], after Hisao realizes she is a CovertPervert, will say that she has "a healthy adolescent sex drive".
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Saix insists that the other Organization members refer to Xion as "it" rather than "she," showing his contempt for her [[spoiler:as a replica]].
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', [[spoiler: Lea repeatedly insists that people refer to him as Lea. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny No one does, and he eventually gives up and says that Axel's fine.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. It is implied that Tetra got a lot of those after it was revealed that her [[spoiler:real name is ''Princess Zelda'']], but in the game itself it only happens in one short exchange, where she told Niko to keep calling her "Tetra" instead of the other name. Tetra's level of anger about this seems to imply that it has happened before and started to annoy her.
* Resident BlackMagicianGirl DarkChick Chloe from the second ''ManaKhemia'' game insists that her curses and ''black magic that regularly summons demons in combat'' be referred to as "incantations".
* This pops up in an amusing conversation between Shepard and Tali in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'':
-->'''Shepard''': How are [[IllGirl you]] getting drunk?
-->'''Tali''': ''(completely plastered)'' Veeeeeeery carefully. Turian brandy, triple filtered, then introduced into the suit via an emergency induction port.
-->'''Shepard''': ...that's a straw, Tali.
-->'''Tali''': ''Emerrrrrgency. Induction. Port.''
* ''MortalKombat'': Sub-Zero would like you to know that he is a Lin Kuei assassin, ''not'' a {{ninja}}.
* PhoenixWright is a lawyer. Not a dentist, policemen, detective or parliamentarian. And ''no'', his badge is not made of plastic and not available in a Gumball Machine. (He has to insist on those facts so frequently, it actually strikes him as ''strange'' whenever anyone actually gets it right.)
** Speaking of which, there's the whole ladder-versus-stepladder debate that happens [[OnceAnEpisode in just about every game.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', the Pastoria City Gym Leader, Wake, insists on being called "Crasher Wake".
** Yet when you fight him, he's still called "Leader" Wake, just like any other Gym Leader. This is mostly due to character restrictions for in-battle text.
* In the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games, don't bother trying to call Luke Triton anything other than Layton's apprentice. He simply will not accept any other name for their relationship. He even cuts off Layton himself whenever the professor tries to clarify it.
** And in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'', Layton repeatedly corrects that he is ''not'', in fact, a detective. This doesn't stop the people of St. Mystere from constantly ''thinking'' that's the case, though.
* Tear from ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'' is a loan shark (not quite [[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks that]] bad, she's nice and helpful about it) but doesn't like to be called as such.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryTidesOfDestiny'' during Joe's second frienship event Sonja calls Joe a 'pervert' for looking through a crack in the womens' bath. He insists that he is a 'treasure hunter' who is after 'a different sort of treasure'.
* Dex from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' wishes you to know that it's "The Carnales" or "Los Carnales", not "The Los Carnales", as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "los" means "the" in Spanish]].
** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}: The Devil's Playhouse'', Sam and Max argue over [[NotUsingTheZWord what to call the Sam clone army]]; Sam insists on 'Samulacra', and Max insists on 'Dogglegangers'. This develops into a RunningGag. Amusingly, when playing as Sam and mousing over one of the clones, the text indicating the name of the object reads 'Samulacra', [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything but when playing as Max it reads 'Dogglegangers']].
* In ''Videogame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the humans that have settled the new planet have vowed not to repeat the mistakes that turned Earth into such a CrapsackWorld, and as such they will not declare war on one another. Factions ''will'' have prolonged periods of armed conflict against each other when they become displeased, but they call it 'Vendetta' instead.
* Meta-example for ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. Cryptic insists the Klingon ''Bortasqu[='=]''-class is a "battle cruiser" despite the fact that stats-wise it's really a Starfleet-style cruiser with the serial numbers filed off: an engineering/tactical MightyGlacier. This led to them not giving it all four cruiser commands when they debuted (although in practice "Attract Fire" isn't that useful in the PVE metagame anyway).
* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: 8-bit is Enough'', Strong Sad ends up in the world of Peasant's Quest wearing a pointy hat. He insists that he's a wizard, and gets miffed if people call him a princess.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation'', Dr. Marion Radom flat out ''refuses'' to call Kyosuke's and Excellen's machines the Alteisen and Weissritter, instead using their original, production-model names -- the Gespenst Mk. III and Gespenst Mk. II Custom, respectively.
** Until ''[=OG2=]'', anyway, when she's impressed enough by their performance to call them by their codenames. Her selective hearing still keeps Excellen from getting a proper upgrade for "Weissy," though.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'':
-->'''Jade:''' Why if it isn't Dist the Runny!\\
'''Dist:''' The Rose! R-O-S-E, rose! Dist the Rose!\\
'''Anise:''' You mean, Dist the Reaper.\\
'''Dist:''' Silence! I refuse to accept that name! It's Rose! ROSE!
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'':
-->"It's Magnius from the eastern ranch!"\\
"That's LORD Magnius, vermin!"
** And of course, the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld sequel]] has the Nazdrovie / Light-Frog debate between Centurion Tenebrae and the main cast.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. In "Meet the Sniper" video, the Sniper is discussing his career choice with his unseen father over the phone, and it's evident from the Sniper's exasperation that they've had this conversation many, many times before:
-->'''Sniper:''' Dad? Dad, I'm a--Ye--Not a "crazed gunman", dad, I'm an assassin!... Well, the difference bein' one is a job and the other's mental sickness!
** Also, it is not "[[UrineTrouble a jar of pee]]". It is ''jar-based karate''.
** With Halloween 2011, we now have MONOCULUS!, all caps and exclamation point necesssary. Upon being killed by him, players must raise their hands to the skies and shout his name (then explain to the cops when they show up).
* Lara Croft of ''Franchise/TombRaider'' uses a more honest euphemism than most examples of this trope. "Tomb Raider" can be converted to "Grave Robber" just by replacing words with their synonyms.
* Dr. Hello in ''TreasureHunterG'' gets rather peeved when Red addresses him as just that, insisting on being called "the last remaining mad scientist, Dr. Hello"
* Creator version. The makers of the ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' franchise insist their VisualNovel's are "sound novels" due to their [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome reliance on]] {{s|careChord}}ound.
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