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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.
* In ''VideoGame/AtelierEschaAndLogyAlchemistsOfTheDuskSky'', Reyfer and Threia don't have arguments according to Reyfer. They "express differing opinions at elevated intensity and volume."
* In ''VideoGame/AtelierFirisTheAlchemistAndTheMysteriousJourney'', at one point, when you make a Bomb, Revy appears and asks Firis if the names she uses for the items are one she comes up with on her own. She says that sometimes they are, but sometimes she just uses the old names. He suggests pepping them up a little - for example, the Bomb becoming the "Searing Orb of Crimson Flame." Firis immediately takes to the idea and the scene changes to Liane asking Firis for an Uni Bag and a Zettel, which Firis has now taken to calling the "Fury of the Earth" and the "Blessed Paper of God's Grace."
-->'''Liane''': Huh...? Fury of earth...? Blessed... What?
-->'''Revy''': Heh heh. Firis and I thought of new names for her items. Aren't they awe inspiring? Epic?
-->'''Liane''': Um, sorry. They're too hard to understand now. Could you change them back to their old names?
* 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.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'', Handsome Jack wishes to make very clear the difference between "choking" and "strangling".
--> '''Handsome Jack''': No, no, Jimmy, choking is something you ''do'' when you eat too fast. As I'm crushing Mr. Moorin's windpipe with my watch chain, what I'm doing is actually referred to as ''strangling''.
** And later:
--> '''Handsome Jack''': Mr. Tassiter--maybe you can settle up something for me--do you know the difference between choking and strangling?
* ''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".
* ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'':
** Dalish of the Bull's Chargers insists that she's an "archer", despite it being very obvious that she's an apostate mage. She also claims that her magic staff is a "bow". The glowing crystal is for aiming; old elven trick, you wouldn't understand. The other Chargers go along with this to protect Dalish from people who don't like apostates (which is pretty much everybody).
** Imshael is '''not''' a desire demon. He is a [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Choice. Spirit.]]
** The Qunari do this a lot whenever some of their members don't quite fit in their roles, particularly gender roles. If a woman wants to be a soldier and proves to be very good at it, she is allowed to fight, but is also considered a man while fighting. Because women under the Qun ''aren't'' soldiers. Likewise, the Qun treats mages as dangerous things (literally, the Qunari term for mages "Saarebas" means dangerous thing) that must be chained up like animals. If a mage earns the respect of the Qunari, the Qunari simply don't think of that person as a mage. They are non-mages who just happen to be able to perform magic. But they are ''not'' mages.
** Dorian finds the fact that Magister is used as a general term for all Tevinter mages among non-Tevinters to be mildly frustrating, since it's an official position. He has to specifically explain that while he is a mage from Tevinter, he is not a Magister.
* 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.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Dremora are an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Though they are commonly referred to as "Dremora", they prefer to identify themselves as "The Kyn", which translates to "The People" in the [[ConLang Daedric language]]. This is because they consider themselves superior and more intelligent than the other lesser Daedra, which they see as little more than mindless beasts.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', 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/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC, Knight-Paladin Gelebor [[spoiler:the [[LastOfHisKind last surviving uncorrupted Falmer]] prefers to be called a "Snow-Elf"]], since the name Falmer has become stigmatized due to the actions of their debased kin, who he refers to as "The Betrayed".
* 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. Unlike Ashur there is ''some'' meaningful contextual difference[[note]]There is a powerful Slaver's Guild dominating the slave trade in the region, but Vault City's servants are disconnected from that trade and formally Vault City is unfriendly to the Slaver's Guild[[/note]], but mostly it is just Vault City being elitist jerks.
** 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!
** Fawkes the [[TokenGoodOrc token good Super Mutant]] insists that he is a "Meta-Human". Also Dr. Barrows in Underworld calls Ghouls "post necrotic humans", feral ghouls are "Ferocious Post Necrotic Human Dystrophy" and Glowing Ones are "Luminous Post Necrotic Humans".
** 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 pronounce it "See-zer", like most Americans do. Members of Caesar's Legion (and for some reason Marcus the Super Mutant) pronounce it "Kai-sar". 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 New Vegas, but he'd be an ''autocrat'', not a dictator.
*** Raul, a ghoul who was alive before the bombs fell, insists that the Arizona city now known as "Two-Sun" still is and will always be ''Tuscon'', dammit!
* Cid in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' wants to make it perfectly clear that he's ''lending'' you his airship. [[spoiler:But seeing as those are his last words...]]
* 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 ''VideoGame/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."
* [[VideoGame/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.
* Both InUniverse (as referenced in StopPokingMe quotes) and out, ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' is a ''Hero Brawler'', not a {{MOBA}}.
* Delsin Rowe of ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' insists that you refer to his kind as Conduits, not [[FantasticSlur Bioterrorists]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Jak II|Renegade}}'': Krew prefers the term "freedom challenged" over "slave".
* In ''VideoGame/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".
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** In both ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Phil of Olympus Coliseum insists that Sora, Donald and Goofy are not yet heroes, only ''junior'' heroes. He eventually has to give it up when the gods themselves declare the group heroes, as evidenced by the stars in the sky.
** 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 ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia'' game insists that her curses and ''black magic that regularly summons demons in combat'' be referred to as "incantations".
* The Franchise/MassEffect universe has quite a few of these.
** Robots with AI programs running in them, are referred to as "synthetics" to differentiate them from naturally evolved "organic" life.
** People with telekinesis ability are referred to as "biotics".
** The salarian scientist Mordin insists that the DepopulationBomb known as the genophage is not a sterility plague, but a "fertility rate adjustment to optimum growth levels". Salarians also do not get married, they "negotiate reproduction contracts".
** Illium does not allow "[[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavery]]", it allows "indentured servitude". Though from what hear about the rules and terms of the practice, indentured servitude actually is the more accurate term.
** The quarian made [[ShockAndAwe electric pulse gun]] known as the Adas Anti-Synthetic Rifle suffers from a reversal of this trope, with Alliance (human) marines saying that it doesn't have a rifled barrel and doesn't fire bullets, so it shouldn't be called a rifle.
** The geth insist on calling the RobotWar in which they drove out the quarians from their home planet as "The Morning War" since it occurred immediately after they "woke up" (gained self awareness).
** 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.''
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', it is revealed that all quarians refer to the leader of a ship as "captain", regardless of their actual rank: while Shepard never made the rank of captain, they are still responsible for the lives of the crew of the ''Normandy'', hence, Captain Shepard. This is something RealLife human navies do too.
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has an Agent who insists on calling an ex-cop turned security guard "Officer" because he's trying to get him to kill Neo.
-->'''Agent:''' Do your duty...Officer, kill him, kill him ''now''.
** Another example with a girl who insists on calling Neo's [[BadassLongRobe cassock]] a "dress".
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Sub-Zero would like you to know that he is a Lin Kuei assassin, ''not'' a {{ninja}}. [[TruthInTelevision It actually makes sense]] because ninja are Japanese which makes his rival Scorpion a true ninja, whereas Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei are Chinese - he even points this out in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero''.
** Tanya thinks "''enforcer'' of the Deadly Alliance" is such an ugly term. Personally, she thought of herself as an ''ambassador''.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[TeamPet Kohaku]] does ''not'' take too kindly to being called a dog by other characters, especially [[VitriolicBestBuds Minamoto no Hiromasa]].
-->'''Kohaku:''' I said, I'm not a dog, I'm a ''[[{{Kitsune}} fox]]'' ''shikigami''!
* VisualNovel/{{Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}} 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'.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
** Dex wishes you to know that it's "The Carnales" or "Los Carnales", not "The Los Carnales", as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "los" means "the" in Spanish]].
** In ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'', Phillipe Loren is called a "French fuck" by the Boss due to his obvious French accent, only for Loren to say "Please. I am Belgian". Once Gat does it again, Phillipe goes into killing mode, confirming it to be a BerserkButton.
** And in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', The Boss is ''very'' instant that they are a "Puckish Rogue" and not more negative terms like "Sociopath". Which makes sense because, despite their more questionable acts, The Boss cares too much about the other Saints to be a genuine 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", [[DevelopersForesight but when playing as Max it reads "Dogglegangers"]].
* The students and professionals in ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' are Shinobi. The promo materials occasionally call them ninja, but ''never'' kunoichi. While the latter is a decently well-known term for female ninja even in the west, it carries the connotation of relying on [[HoneyTrap deception and feminine wiles]], which Shinobi [[ActionGirl just don't do]].
** There's also an odd example in the narrative of ''Shinovi Versus''. Using dark powers to force your will on someone is "brainwashing", but apparently using your influence to take in young orphans with a specific and tragic background and then raising them in complete isolation to foster a fanatical, homicidal hatred for a specific group is not. [[spoiler:Could have something to do with Dougen being the BigBad and Kurokage feeling guilty about his actions on his deathbed and asking Honzo to deliberately undermine what he'd done, but the narrative is suspiciously hesitant to label a "Good Shinobi's" outrageously selfish plan anything negative. Of course, [[GreyAndGrayMorality that might be the point]].]]
* 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).
* Early in [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Star Wars: The Old Republic's]] ''Knights Of The Eternal Throne'', you meet former-Moff Lorman who, in the intervening five years since everything which took place before ''Fallen Empire'', rose to the rank of Minister. With the player character (regardless of whether they were affiliated with the Sith Empire or not) being accompanied by a former Republic SIS agent (Theron Shan) and a Sith who was the former right-hand of a traitorous Dark Lord (Lana Beniko), all three of them can - and, if given the chance, will - get in on intentionally omitting his new title. Or referring to him by his old one. The more they do it, the more irate he gets.
* 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.
** Somewhat justified in her dislike for the name of Alt Eisen, as it's name is German for "Old/Scrap Iron" was partly picked as a means of mocking Radom's stubborn refusal to use alien Extra-Over Technology, and preference to sticking with the somewhat aging Gespenst design that she helped develop in the first place, when the military brass and other manufacturers wanted more advanced technology instead. Not that Radom didn't have justifiable concerns, given her ex-husband was nearly killed due to a serious malfunction of an Extra Over Tech based engine in the planned next gen Huckebeins that halted their development for some time.
* ''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. The main cast start out calling it the latter while Tenebrae insists on the former. Being that Tenebrae is normally TheGadfly, they decide to get back at him by purposefully using 'light frog' until he gives up and starts calling it that too, at which point they suddenly start calling it a Nazdrovie instead.
* ''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.
* Marisa Kirisame of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series doesn't steal things. She borrows them. [[DistinctionWithoutADifference Without permission. For the rest of her life.]]
** Also, regardless of what kinda first impression [[RobeAndWizardHat her clothes]] might leave you with, Marisa totally isn't a witch. She is, in fact, a {{miko}}/nurse/merchant/burglar. And her name is [[TheRival Reimu Hakurei.]]
** Yukari Yakumo is the one responsible for humans being spirited away. So if someone disappears without her involvement, they haven't been "spirited away" and she'd appreciate it if you referred to their disappearance using some other terminology.
* Dr. Hello in ''VideoGame/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 [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic reliance on]] {{s|careChord}}ound.
* Zorbak is an "ebil" moglin {{Necromancer}} present in several original Creator/ArtixEntertainment games, and he frequently corrects people who call him evil. What, exactly, seperates evil from "ebil" is up for interpretation, but, if the little blue troublemaker's actions are anything to go by, being "ebil" seems to mean being more a StupidEvil JerkAss than a real villain in one's own right.
* Regardless of [[ArtisticLicenseEngineering certain quirks,]] [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear and his friends]] are ''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord animatronics,]]'' not robots, HomicideMachines, or [[Franchise/RoboCop RoboCop clones]] in FunnyAnimal costumes.[[note]]Even the fanbase itself generally refuses to call them anything else.[[/note]]
* in The Dentist trailer of ''Videogame/{{Payday2}}'', when asked about his profession by the titular Dentist, Dallas replies that he works in [[BankRobbery financial transfers]]. Of course, through his connections, The Dentist knows who he was dealing with and offers him a choice: Work for him for a few jobs and get an opportunity to free Hoxton, or have the Dentist use his connection to destroy him.