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* '''Abigail''': [[VideoGame/StardewValley Purple-haired goth girl]], or [[VideoGame/FinalFight a brutish Mad Gear strongman]]?
* '''Acro''': An orca boss from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', or a crippled acrobat from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''?
* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series features both an '''Aran''' (''Radiant Dawn'') and an '''Arran''' (''Dark Dragon and the Blade of Light'', ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and their remakes). The former was known as Brad in the original Japanese, though.
* Is '''Atlas''' a RebelLeader from [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Rapture]] ([[spoiler:whose real name is Frank Fontaine]]), a villain in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'', [[VideoGame/MechWarrior a 100 ton Assault 'mech]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} a cooperative robot built by Aperture Science]], or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden a muscular village woodsman]]?
** Or even a [[Creator/{{Atlus}} game development company]][[note]]Spelled "Atlus"[[/note]]?
* '''Azrael:''' [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Feared member of Sector Seven]], or [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} young goat prince whose fate was the result of]] PoorCommunicationKills?]][[note]]Spelled as "[[spoiler:Asriel]]" in the latter's case, though.[[/note]]
* Is '''Barba''' a boss in ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''[[note]][[InconsistentDub also known as]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Volvagia]][[/note]] or in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''?
* Coming from Creator/{{Sega}}, two heroines named '''Blaze'''. Is she [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage a former police officer turned vigilante who fights crime in her city]] or [[VideoGame/SonicRush a princess and guardian of the Sol Emeralds]]? Outside of Sega, '''Blaze''' is also [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} a fiery creature found in the Nether]], a fire elemental from the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} the Ability that all Fire-type starters have]].
* In regards to '''Black Orchid''' most people would recognize [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Jago's estranged sister and winner of the first Killer Instinct tournament]], not [[VideoGame/EternalChampions the corporation of assassins of which Shadow Yamoto is a member]] or [[VideoGame/DeadToRights the massage parlor in Grant City]].
* In ''Franchise/SilentHill'', the '''Bogeyman''' can refer to the [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} from ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'' or to Pyramid Head's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute from ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour''.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' again: '''Cain''' is the original "red cavalier" and '''Kain''' is the red cavalier in ''Thracia 776''. Neither fits the NameOfCain trope.
* '''Cappy''' is either [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a haniwa wearing a mushroom cap]] or [[VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey a sentient hat that can take many forms]].
* '''Cipher''' is both the original name of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty The Patriots, a group who secretly control the United States]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum a criminal organization dedicated to]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness conquering the world with Shadow Pokémon]].
* '''Dark Matter''': Villain of ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' or one of the many villains of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series. Both can take control of others' bodies.
** It could also be [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Magus' ultimate spell]].
* Is '''Diamond City''' a fortified settlement inside Fenway Park in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' or a proper metropolis in ''VideoGame/WarioWare''?
* '''Diamond Dust''' could either be [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Shiva's signature attack]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV Kolin's V-Trigger]], the SlippySlideyIceWorld in ''VideoGame/Sonic3DBlast'', or [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Easter_egg#Diamond_dust an Easter egg]] in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series.
* '''Dizzy''': [[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} Yolkfolk protagonist of a series]] [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] [[NostalgiaFilter loves]], or {{Stripperiffic}} [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Commander Gear with sapient wings and a tail?]]
* '''Dust Man''': Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' or Mr. Big's theme in ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The King of Fighters '96]]''?
* '''Eidolon''' is a term for summoned monsters in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and a Serpent Rider in ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}''.
* '''Ein''': [[VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno A revolver-toting assassin]], [[Franchise/DeadOrAlive Hayate's amnesiac alter-ego]], [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum an evil scientist for Cipher]], or [[VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand a fallen angel out to stop an apocalypse he was initially supposed to initiate]]?
* '''Princess Elise''' is either [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 the ruler of Soleanna]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates the little sister of the Nohr royal family]].
** Elise of Soleanna once brought Sonic the Hedgehog back to life. [[VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt Elise of the Sumeragi Group]] can do the same to herself.
* '''Eliza''' is the name of many a FightingGame[=/=]BeatEmUp character: [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Ken Masters's wife]]? One-half [[VideoGame/FinalFight of a pair of athletic Mad Gear members wielding knives]]? Or is she a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]? But is she [[{{VideoGame/Skullgirls}} an Egyptian lounge singer]] or [[{{VideoGame/Tekken}} a narcoleptic]]? Or is she a [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution world famous news anchor]][[spoiler:/secret Illuminati AI]]?
** It is also the name of an Early AI software which attempts to emulate a psychiatrist, which some people consider a game.
* '''Encore''' is an attack in either the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series or ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}''.
* '''Fiora''' is [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends a Demacian fencer]] or [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles one of Shulk's childhood friends]] [[spoiler:who was supposedly killed early in her journey and [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt as a cyborg]]]].
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* The '''Guild Wars''' are three conflicts with the northern continent in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', and a Terran conflict in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''.
* '''Golem''' is either the Megaton Franchise/{{Pokemon}}[[note]][[ItsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced "GOAL-em"]][[/note]] or an enemy in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''.
* '''Goro''': [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shokan warrior]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters judoka]][[note]]full name Goro Daimon.[[/note]], or enemy of VideoGame/{{Mappy}}[[note]][[DubNameChange "Nyamco" in Japan]][[/note]]?
* '''Harriet''' is either [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing a poodle who runs a salon]] or [[VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey a rabbit who is a villainous wedding planner]].
* '''Hawkwind''' is a time traveling companion in ''VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy'', a Seer and Time Lord in the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, and an elven ninja hero in the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' series.
* '''Helix''' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the fossil used to restore Omanyte]] [[MemeticMutation that was later regarded as]] [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon our Lord and Savior]] or [[VideoGame/{{ARMS}} an unusual being created at ARMS Laboratories that can stretch his entire body]].
* '''Hue''' is the name of two characters from video games that deal with changing colors. The one from [[VideoGame/{{Hue}} the game named after him]] can change the colors himself. The one from ''VideoGame/{{Runbow}}'' has to worry about the colors constantly changing without his input.
* '''Jax''' is the name of a formidable fighter, but one fights with his [[VideoGame/MortalKombat robotic fists]] and another fights with a [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends lamppost]].
* '''Kamui''' is both a character in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and is remake and the [[HelloInsertNameHere default name]] for the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Avatar in Japan, though the latter had a DubNameChange while the former did not.
** The same pair of games also plays with the trope through {{Dub Name Change}}s. A character called '''Leon''' in the Japanese version of ''Fates'' became '''Leo''' in English, which was the name of a ''Gaiden'' character. When ''Gaiden'' was remade and released internationally, they then changed ''that'' character's name to Leon.
* Two martial arts-based Nintendo characters with similar names: [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Knuckle Joe]] and [[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Karate Joe.]]
* '''King''': [[{{Bifauxnen}} the lady bouncer]] from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting''? [[LegacyCharacter Or a masked luchador persona]] in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''? Both are prominent FightingGame characters. There's also a villain named King in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' and it's also one of Solidus Snake's aliases in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''.
** A prominent rabbit-thing character in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', too.
* '''Lord British''' is the ruler of Sosaria in the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series (and also the nickname of its creator, Richard Garriott), and the name of the ship piloted by player 2 in the ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spin-off ''Salamander''.
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* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Mallow]], [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Mallow]], [[VideoGame/{{Pushmo}} Mallo]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Malo]].
** There's also [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Mallow Castle]].
* '''Mark''' is both the default name for the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingSword'' Tactician and the Japanese name for the Avatar's child in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. This one was an intentional ShoutOut, however.
* '''[=McCree=]''' is either the an [[VideoGame/MadDogMccree evil old west outlaw]] or a [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} more noble cowboy in the future]].
* '''Morrigan''' is a [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} sexy, yet dangerous succubus]] and a [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins sexy, yet dangerous witch]].
** This is supported somewhat by Myth/CelticMythology. Depending on who you ask, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morrigan The Morrigan]] was either a goddess or general badass of death whose name either meant [[RedBaron Great Queen or The Terror.]] Both fit.
* '''Mother Brain''' is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malevolent AI]] in three different games. Taken literally in ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', where she's a giant BrainInAJar, but not in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' or ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. The FinalBoss of the original ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is also called the Mother Brain, and so is the [[WarmUpBoss first boss]] of ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' and the final boss of Capcom's ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarriors'', and so is the [[EldritchAbomination Great One]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' [[spoiler: which its actual name is Brain of Mensis]].
* Both ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt'' have near identically named volcano levels with a general LethalLavaLand theme. One's... '''Mt. Lavalava''', and the other is '''Mt. Lava Lava'''.
** The Mario series has two different enemy types referred to as '''Grinder''': one is a buzzsaw, the other is a monkey (though usually only in the ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island]]'' series; elsewhere it's usually called Ukiki).
** Similarly, '''Fuzzies''' in most ''Mario'' games are black fuzz balls with faces that bounce around or follow set paths. But in ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island]]'', they're white cotton spore-like things that float around and [[MushroomSamba make you dizzy if you touch or eat them.]]
** There's a '''Twilight Town''' in both ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
** ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' as well as their remakes both have a city named '''Petalburg'''.
*** Speaking of Hoenn, the '''Mach Bike''' appears in ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii''.
** '''Gooma''' is both [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 Goombario]]'s grandmother and a [[EpicFlail flail-wielding]] boss from ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''.
* '''The Nightmare Child''': The main villain from Music/{{KISS}}: Psycho Circus: [[ColonCancer The Nightmare Child]], may or may not have been involved in [[Series/DoctorWho The Time War]].
* Speaking of nightmares, is '''Nightmare''' a villain from ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', or for that matter, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''?
** Or ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' and ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' for non-Nintendo versions.
* The '''Nobodies''' from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' should not be, under any but the most heavily drugged-and-drunk situations, mistaken for the '''Nobodies''' from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. Though a ''properly done'' [=DMC/KH=] crossover would be [[RuleOfCool totally sweet]].
* '''Red''' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the original Pokémon protagonist]] or [[VideoGame/WarioWare Ashley's assistant]].
** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Redd"]] is [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing a kitsune who sells counterfeit paintings]].
** Outside of Nintendo, Red is the [[VideoGame/AngryBirds main Angry Bird]] or [[VideoGame/SagaFrontier Alkaiser's civilian identity]].
* '''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Ribbon]]''', '''[[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Miss Ribbon]]''', and '''[[VideoGame/{{ARMS}} Ribbon Girl]]'''.
* '''Rosa''' is either [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil's girlfriend]], [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV an elf who cries ruby tears]], or [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Unova's second female protagonist]].
* '''Rouge'''. Either she's a [[VideoGame/PowerStone belly dancer with pyrokinetic abilities]], or a [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog bat girl that is out hunting for jewels.]] Alternatively, ''he's'' [[VideoGame/SagaFrontier a wizard fated to either kill or be killed by his twin brother]].
* There are at least two characters named '''Ryoma''' who are samurai. One seeks the VideoGame/{{Power Stone}}s, and another is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates the eldest sibling of the Hoshido royal family]].
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* The Creator/{{Rare}} games ''VideoGame/SabreMan'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' both have characters named '''Sabre Wulf''' appeared. This is an intentional example, however, [[ShoutOut as the latter was directly named after the former.]]
* '''Scorpion''' from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is not to be confused with '''The Scorpion''', a masked wrestler from Capcom's short-lived ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'' series (although his Japanese name is '''Astro''').
** Or the fact that it was [[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Lance Bean's]] nickname in the American versions, up until ''Contra 4'', where a new character was given the nickname.
* What lies at the center of the '''Sea of Eden''' - a [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} manifestation of the evil in one's mind]] or a [[VideoGame/ChronoCross secret laboratory dedicated to the study of temporality]]?
* '''Skara Brae''' is a town named after a settlement in Scotland, appearing in ''VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy'' and the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series. In the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' series, Hawkwind is from Skara Brae.
* '''Sky Tower''' is a location in either ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam'' or ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''[[note]]part of Nutty Noon[[/note]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5AmqtumUg This has not gone unnoticed]].
* '''Starly''': [[VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy a pink starfish living in the sky]] or [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl the regional bird of Sinnoh]]?
* '''Still Alive''', a song from ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' or ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''?
* '''Sun Stones''' are items in either ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, or ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''.
** The last two both have Moon Stones as well.
* The '''Time Eater''' is the main villain in both ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' and ''VideoGame/SuperdimensionNeptuneVsSegaHardGirls'', though the latter looks like the unholy fusion of Perfect Chaos and the Biolizard while the former is [[spoiler:an entity commanded by the past and present Eggman.]]
* '''Termina''' is either a town in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' or a parallel dimension in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
* '''Titania''' is both a planet in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series and the CrutchCharacter from the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' games. And also a pegasus in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones.''
* '''Top Man''' is either the name of [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 a robot that uses tops as weapons]] or [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy a race of alien tops]].
* '''Vanilla''' is the name of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Cream the Rabbit]]'s mother, [[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel a member of the Moon Angel Brigade]], [[VideoGame/SteambotChronicles an amnesiac Trotmobile pilot and harmonica player]], and also the Japanese name of Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and its sequels.
* Two separate SNK fighting games have characters named '''Yuki'''. The one from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' is female and fights with a {{naginata|sAreFeminine}}. The one from ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'' is male, and uses attacks named after other SNK games. There is also Kyo Kusanagi's girlfriend in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
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* Creator/{{Capcom}} has actually quite a few examples within their games:
** '''Retu''' the final boss from ''[[VideoGame/FinalFight Final Fight 2]]'', shares his name with the Shorinji Kempo master '''Retsu''' from the first ''VideoGame/StreetFighter''. In Japanese, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS they're different spellings of the same name]] (same kanji for both even).
*** Also an [[SpellMyNameWithAnS alternate spelling]] of Reetou, a MonsterOfTheWeek from ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** Which '''Lucia''' are you talking about? [[VideoGame/FinalFight The cop trained in Taekowndo who assisted Mike Haggar and Guy in fighting the Skull Cross gang]]? [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry The redheaded demon hunter who fought alongside Dante?]]
*** [[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Or the bioroid who fought alongside (and against) Bill Rizer]]?
*** What about the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] woman who fought alongside [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Princess (later Queen) Elincia?]]
*** Or the other [[VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue blue-haired woman who's an envoy of a goddess]]?
*** Or how about the [[VideoGame/LunarDragonSong pink-haired courier]]?
*** Perhaps the [[VideoGame/SuikodenII leader of the]] [[VideoGame/SuikodenIII Karaya tribe]]?
** '''Arthur, Lancelot and Perceval''': The PowerTrio from the latest mobile phone ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' game or the PowerTrio from Capcom's old BeatEmUp ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRound''? (obviously, both sets of charactersare all inspired by [[KingArthur the same source]]).
** '''Belger''': the BigBad from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' or the 2P character in ''VideoGame/MagicSword''?
** '''Mr. X''': [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Powerful Umbrella B.O.W.]] or [[VideoGame/MegaMan6 a poorly disguised alter-ego of Dr. Wily]]?
*** Or, from Irem, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster''?
*** Or, the Tommy gun-wielding Syndicate head from ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''?
** '''Tyrant''': [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Well-known Umbrella B.O.W.]] or [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV Fou-Lu's final dragon form]]?
*** Not by Capcom, but there's also a certain Brother from VideoGame/{{Turgor}}.
** '''Joe''' can either be VideoGame/{{Viewtiful|Joe}} or [[VideoGame/{{Commando}} Super]].
*** Or even [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Sniper]], among other variants.
*** Or maybe [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Big]].
*** Or simply just [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Joe]].
** Both the main character from the old game ''Son Son'' and his [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 granddaughter]] are named '''Sonson'''.
** '''Rudra & Agni''': [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Weapons Dante uses]] or [[VideoGame/BreathOfFire Ryu's strongest forms]]?[[note]]Though this only applies to the English localization of ''Breath Of Fire''.[[/note]]
** Both [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireII Ray]] and [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Rei]] are written identical in katakana (''rei'').
** '''Axl,''' can be either be [[VideoGame/FinalFight a mook in the Mad Gear gang]] or [[VideoGame/MegaManX a Reploid with the ability to copy any other Reploid he chooses]].
** '''Ouroboros''' (or '''Urobo(r/l)os''') is both VideoGame/{{Strider}} Hiryu's [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Hyper Combo]] and one of the bosses from his game, as well as [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 a malevolent virus]].
*** And now a major villain in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''.
*** As well as the final boss in [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Big]].
** '''Solo''' is either a [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV green-haired Legendary Hero]], [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} bounty hunter]], a [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce white-haired lone wolf and last survivor of an entire civilization]] or an [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireII overweight Earth Shaman]].
** '''Killer Bee''' is both [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Cammy's old assassin codename]] and a [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} laser-sword battling mecha]]. [[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry Vergil]] has a technique with the same name. Used in the plural, it also happens to be a gang of boys from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Windfall Island]].
** '''Leo''' can be a [[VideoGame/RedEarth cursed king]] a [[VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe fiery blood knight]] or a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI General]]. Or [[VideoGame/TekKen an androgynous martial artist.]] Or [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear an arrogant warrior king.]] Or [[VideoGame/SoulBlazer a reluctant mad scientist.]]
** There's the '''Rekkaken''', [[Franchise/StreetFighter Fei Long's three-hit punch combo]], and the '''Rekka-Ken''', [[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} the fire broadsword used by Jubei Yagu.]]
** An in-game example, we have '''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog, Vega and M. Bison.]]''' Depending on where you play ''Street Fighter'', the following could be:
*** '''Balrog:''' The American Boxer in the U.S. or the Spanish Ninja in Japan. Neither has anything to do with a certain anthropomorphic bar of soap from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.
*** '''Vega:''' The Spanish Ninja in the U.S. or the Man in Red in Japan.
*** '''M. Bison:''' The Man in Red in the U.S. or the American Boxer in Japan.
*** The reason the names were switched around is because Capcom was afraid Mike Tyson would sue them if a black boxer named "M. Bison" appeared in an American video game. Additionally, when the designers presented the game to Capcom USA's marketing department, they believed that the name Vega was a weakling's name and didn't fit the Dictator's character.
*** To prevent this confusion, they are internationally called "Dictator", "Claw", and "Boxer", respectively.
** '''Shinryuuken''' is either [[{{VideoGame/StreetFighter}} Ken Masters' super/ultra combo]] or the Chinese restaurant owned by [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Yun and Yang]].
** '''Zig''' is a brutish sailor in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', and the protagonist of ''Last Ranker''. Or do you [[VideoGame/ZeroWing take off every ZIG?]]
** '''Spencer''': [[VideoGame/BionicCommando A soldier who accomplishes many missions with the help of his robotic arm]] or [[Franchise/ResidentEvil the former president of a company that practices unethical science experiments]]?
** Both ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'' and ''VideoGame/PowerStone'' have a character named '''Vargas''', though the latter is officially spelt [[JapaneseRanguage Valgas]]. Both are also written the same in Japanese as Capcom's first game, ''Vulgus''.
*** Vargas is also an early-game boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
** In a way, '''[[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Hiryu]]''' and '''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Fei-Long]]''', as their names mean the same ("Flying Dragon"), only the former is written in Japanese and the latter in Chinese.
** Capcom has at least 3 guys named '''Ken'''. First, there's the [[Franchise/StreetFighter well known American martial artist with his signature]] {{Shoryuken}}, [[VideoGame/CodeNameViper a special agent sent on a mission to South America]], and [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} the deceased father of Jin Saotome]]... [[BlatantLies that's all]]. [[CanonDiscontinuity There are no]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighter2010 others]].
** '''Missile:''' [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney A shiba inu police dog owned by Detective Gumshoe]] or [[VideoGame/GhostTrick a pomeranian devoted to Kamila and Lynne]]?
** '''Ingrid:''' [[VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution A powerful, time traveling being]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha in the form of a teenage girl]] or [[Franchise/ResidentEvil a U.S goverment agent that assists operatives on the field as they take down genetically engineered monsters?]]
** '''Poison''' could either be [[AttractiveBentGender the supposedly female mook]] [[VideoGame/FinalFight and ex-member of the Mad Gear]] [[HeelFaceTurn trying to go straight]], a [[{{VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry}} 1200 year old hideous succubus working for Mundus,]] or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher a rare Pixie breed.]]
** First, there was '''Hayato''' from ''VideoGame/StarGladiator'', then the HotBlooded kendo teacher from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', and now, he's joined by [[http://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/gaist-crusher.jpg another character with the same name]] (the boy on the right wearing gold armor) in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GJFe7Lp7qpo Gaist Crusher]]''.
** '''Jacques'''...[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Portsman]]? or [[{{Franchise/Onimusha}} Blanc]]?
** See also '''Eliza''' above.
** '''Lost In Nightmares.''' Side story in which details [[{{VideoGame/ResidentEvil5}} Chris and Jill's confrontation with Albert Wesker]]? Or Wesker's [[{{VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3}} Super Combo]] which concludes by him chucking a missile at you?
** There's an '''Ivy University''' in both ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' and ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
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* Gentlemen, let's introduce you to this [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden gentleman from Tecmo Gaming]], [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Ryu Hayabusa]], who'll be watching us here at the Gaming University of {{Capcom}}. These are respectively [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu, minister of martial arts]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFire Ryu]], [[VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}} minister of boomerang studies]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireII Ryu Bateson, minister of drama]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Ryu, minister of familial relations]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV Ryu, minister of theology]], and [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter Ryu, minister of genetic engineering]]. Do we [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus mind if we call you Ryu]] [[OverlyLongGag to avoid confusion?]]
** A much more obscure fact is that Capcom has two other [[AProtagonistIsRyu protagonists named "Ryu"]], upping the total to '''''eight''''': Other than the six mentioned above, there's also Ryu from ''Avengers'' (aka ''Hissatsu Buraiken'') and Ryu from ''Trojan'' (''Tatakai no Banka''). Incidentally both games were designed by Takashi Nishiyama, who took the name "Ryu" from the kanji in his given name.
** The BigBad of Data East's ''Karnov'' is a hydra-type dragon named Ryu.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' both have a pair of siblings named '''Kohaku''' and '''Hisui'''. In the former, they are ([[GenderBlenderName female]]) identical twins and Kohaku is the older one, whereas in the latter they are not twins and Hisui is Kohaku's older ''brother''. Like the above Ryu example, only one of these pairs (Tsukihime's) is NoLastNameGiven, though.
** While we are on the subject, have [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kohaku]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfHearts Kohaku]] met the young lad [[Manga/InuYasha Kohaku]] yet?
* '''Malik''': Are we talking about [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Asbel's instructor from the Knight Academy]], [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI the assassin who hates the hero for costing him an arm and a brother]], the [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution helicopter pilot who you may or may not save depending on your choices and actions]], or the [[VideoGame/WildArms3 mad scientist with a major Oedipus complex]]?
* '''[=MooMoo=] Farm''' is both a racetrack in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' and a location in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (specifically Johto). It seems likely that the latter was an intentional ShoutOut, though.
** '''Moo Moo Farm''' is also the infamous [[JokeLevel secret cow level]] in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II''.
** '''Rainbow Road''' in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' and '''Rainbow Road''' in ''VideoGame/{{FZero}} X'' (The 64DD ExpansionPack even has a remix of [=MK64=]'s Rainbow Road music). ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' also has a secret stage called Rainbow Ride.
* Another same company example: an ''VideoGame/FZero'' racer and [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud's]] father both share the same name: '''James [=McCloud=]''' (It should be noted that the former is technically a ShoutOut to the latter).
* '''Dr. Carroll''' appears as name of a computer in ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' and as name of a scientist in the prequel. The former is implied to be a VirtualGhost of the latter.
* '''Kratos''' in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''.
** Both of these are references to an obscure Greek God (really obvious in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' case), a god of strength, who just became an aspect of Zeus later on.
** Kratos Aurion even has a title in his game named "War God".
* '''Gray Fox''', the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid cyborg ninja]], or the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion leader of the Thieves' Guild?]]
* In the Japanese version of the first ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' game, the Robot Master known as "Bomb Man" elsewhere was originally known as "Bomber Man". [[DubNameChange This was changed in the overseas version]] to avoid confusion with the much better known VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}.
** This was PlayedForLaughs in ''WebAnimation/MegaManDiesAtTheEnd'', where Mega Man confuses Bomberman for Bomb Man.
* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' has '''Xavius''', first of the satyrs and '''X'avius''', a Scourge necromancer. While the satyrs are very found of naming places or themselves after their master, there is no connection between him and X'avius.
** Also, there's Hakkar the blood god in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and Hakkar the demon in ''TheWarOfTheAncients''.
** Samuro was a Blademaster in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII''. Samuro is also the lead singer of [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Elite Tauren Chieftain]]. Notably, both are voiced by Samwise Didier.
* '''Raiden''' the thunder god from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', Raiden the MaskedLuchador from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' the ShootEmUp series, and Raiden from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''.
** Midway and SNK were both smart enough to avoid confusion. The former renamed their character Rayden for a few games, while the latter turned their Raiden into Big Bear.
* There's the '''Mecha Dragon''' from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', and the '''Meka Dragon''' from ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand'' and its sequels.
** Don't forget the '''Mecha Drago''' from ''{{VideoGame/Mother 3}}''.
* The '''Nameless Ones''' of ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds'', or the '''Nameless One''' of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''? Oh, and don't forget about '''Nameless''' from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' has the "Kometo" (sometimes transliterated as "Komayto") enemy type; ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' has the "Komato" aliens.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'': the PlayerCharacter and his best friend Issachar hail from the village of Kiccigiorgi, which, when spelled in Japanese, reads "Kichijouji", the same name as the neighborhood where the protagonist of the original ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'' came from.
* Do not confuse the [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Nineball]] and the [[VideoGame/ArmoredCore AC Nineball]]. The first is an idiot [[AnIcePerson ice fairy]] who somehow became an EnsembleDarkhorse (and Nineball is her nickname, anyways), and the second is a [[RecurringBoss Recurring]] BonusBoss whose mere appearance on the battlefield is considered by many players to be a OhCrap moment and reason enough to consider the GodzillaThreshold crossed (and as a result, time to do anything you can to kill that AC, regardless of normal play style).
* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'''s name resulted from a Japanization of "gladius", which is also the name of [[VideoGame/{{Gladius}} a much later RPG involving Roman gladiators]]. It's also the name of the first sword in ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand'' and ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterWorld''[[note]]though the English translation of the latter misspells it "Gradius"[[/note]]. None of these are surprising, since in RealLife the gladius was the sword wielded by gladiators (hence the name).
* '''Sauria''' is the name of a dinosaur-inhabited planet in ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRadGravity'', as well as ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''.
* '''Beat''' happens to be a speedy guy who lives in a trendy alternate Tokyo. Are we talking about the protagonist of ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'', or the main character's partner in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''?
** And then there's Beat, the avian robot from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series, and a young wielder of firearms in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* '''Sanae''': [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Barista]] who's [[spoiler: secretly [[ReclusiveArtist the artist CAT]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the Producer of Shibuya]]]] or [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} green-haired shrine maiden]]?
* '''Iris''' is the ex-girlfriend of a {{Capcom}} character, whose relationship with said character ended with a tragedy. Is she a [[RobotGirl robot]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 girl]], or a [[spoiler: [[{{Miko}} shrine]] [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney maiden]]]]?
** Or is she [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork a program that kills herself to stop an evil scientist]], or maybe [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/eb/Black_White_Iris.png the]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Opelucid City Gym Leader]]-turned-[[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Champion of the Unova League]]?
** Might also be [[BraggingRightsReward ultimate summon]] from the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series.
** Or [[VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} one-half of the reincarnation of the magus Rosenkreuz]].
** Unless, of course, she's actually [[spoiler: Erim, the Sinistral of Death]] in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals''.
*** Then again, ''Lufia'' also has another Iris, [[spoiler:the [[TrueFinalBoss True Final]] BonusBoss of the Ancient Cave]] in ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns''.
* Speaking of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'': is '''Cruiser Tetron''' a boss in ''Life Force'', or the BigBad of ''HeroCore''? However, this one is intentional, since Creator/DanielRemar came up with the story of the latter game as a child and named the villain after said boss.
* '''The Boss''', either the way too patriotic badass lady from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', or the way too violent badass player character from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' (who can also be a lady if the player wants). In ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', it's the name of the blue enemy unique to Hell Temple (and the avatar of one of the game's creators). It's also the name of the BigBad from ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Two''.
* There's a character in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' who plays with this trope with her first AND last name. Her name? [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Makoto]] [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Nanaya]].
** In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', there's also '''Jin K'''isaragi, a cold-hearted [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]]... and in [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} another game]], there's '''Jin K'''azama, a cold-hearted TragicHero. Both like keeping people away from them. Also, they both want to murder their family members. (Kazama kills out of revenge, Kisaragi however kills out of a Yandere psychotic obsession.) Now you'll need to be careful if you ever named game character "Jin K."
** Flip the letters in reverse, and you get '''K'''ung '''Jin''', the [[{{VideoGame/MortalKombatX}} Shaolin archer and cousin to Kung Lao]].
** Talking about '''Jin''', there's also [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin Saotome]], [[VideoGame/PanzerBandit Jin]], and [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Jin Uzuki]].
** Also, when you say '''Vermilion''' with GunsAkimbo, is it about BadassAdorable, [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] [[TheWoobie Woobie]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Noel]] or the [[OneNameOnly single-named]], [[AxCrazy crazy-ass]] PsychoForHire [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden Vermilion]]?
* '''Gene''' from ''Video/GodHand'' is the male PlayerCharacter, who specializes in GoodOldFisticuffs, reversing enemy wrestling movies and dodging enemy attacks instead of blocking them. '''Jeane''' from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is the female FinalBoss, who specializes in GoodOldFisticuffs, reversing ''your'' wrestling moves, and dodging ''your'' attacks instead of blocking them.
** Jeane is also the MsFanservice magician from the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series.
** And there's Jean, either the dance fighter from ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'' or the frog prince from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''.
* From two of Creator/SquareEnix's most popular franchises, we have [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] and [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra]].
** Though in Japan, Terra Branford was known as Tina. However, the mage Tellah from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV FFIV]], however, can also be read as Terrah, or Terra if you prefer.
*** From a [[VideoGame/MegaManV different game series]], we have the Stardroid named Terra.
** Similarly, there's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Rikku]] and [[KingdomHearts Riku]]. Even better: Rikku makes an appearance in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII.
*** That one's more down to odd romanization (wouldn't be the first time - Hello Seifer). FFX's Rikku is spelled ''Ryukku'' in kana.
*** And another one from outside the game, we have the very girly [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Kairi]] and... a badass AloofBigBrother named [[VideoGame/StreetFighterEX Kairi]].
** Also from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Shelinda, [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman who happen to be]] a SpacePirate villainess dressing in skimpy ChainmailBikini.. [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Huh!?]]
** This trope is at its most {{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which boasts two Prince Edwards (who have absolutely nothing to do with each other) as major playable characters ''in the exact same game''. One is Prince Edward Chris von Muir of Damcyan (who, to be fair, [[DubNameChange was called "Gilbert" in the original Japanese version]]), and the other is Prince Edward Geraldine of Eblan (who [[KnownOnlyByTheirNickname goes by "Edge"]] anyway).
*** And had the prototype NES translation been released, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII the first Dragoon]] would have also been an Edward.
** Both ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' have a boss named '''Kaiser Dragon''', or "Czar Dragon" in [[{{Woolseyism}} Ted Woolsey's translations]]. It's also the name of a Ryu transformation in the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' games.
** ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has a party member named Edea. [[GuestStarPartyMember Briefly]], so does ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', though she gets much more time as an enemy than as an ally.
* '''Mercer''' as a villain in science? Do you mean Dr Mercer from ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' or the [[spoiler:real]] Alex Mercer of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''? Or the thief Mercer Frey of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''?
* A character named '''Sora''' who eventually gets an alternate self: Sora! [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Roxas!]] [[Franchise/DotHack Haseo!]] Wait...
* An immense space station with picturesque plant-heavy corridors, cityscape-like views out of the windows, lots of residential modules and offices connected together, and the second location the player visits in the game, before OpeningTheSandbox. You're thinking of '''Citadel Station''' from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II''... or perhaps ''Franchise/MassEffect''. There's also a Citadel Station in the first ''VideoGame/SystemShock.''
** But not the '''Citadel''' from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', which is a massive Combine facility. That thing is downright scary inside.
** Or the ruins of the Pentagon in which was rechristened the '''Citadel''' by the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel.]]
* '''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Alec Mason]]''', the Martian freedom fighter, is one letter away from '''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Alex Mason]]''', the Cold War-era CIA / SOG operator.
* '''Scorpion Tank''': main battle tank of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} UNSC]] or the [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals GLA]], or the [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Brotherhood of Nod]]?
** '''Scorpion''' is also the name of a light anti-infantry vehicle in later ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' games.
** Relatedly, '''Goliath Tank''': first fielded in [[VideoGame/BattleTanx 2001]] or [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 2303]]?
* '''Mobius''': [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium leading researcher on Tiberium]], or the [[VideoGame/AceCombat 118th Tactical Fighter Wing?]]
** It's probably a planet brought about via localization in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.
** You may also be referring to the BigBad dark god of the ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'' series.
** Or a MadScientist BrainInAJar residing in the ForbiddenZone of [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Big Empty]].
* '''Pigsy''' is either a character in ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' or a boss in ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}''.
* '''Maki''' had her name changed to [[DubNameChange Mary]] in both ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Revelations Persona]]'' and ''Kira Kira Pop Princess''. There is also a Tammy in both, but the former's Japanese name is Tamaki while the latter's is Tamae.
** '''Maki''' is also the ninja girl from ''VideoGame/FinalFight 2'' and a secondary/boss character in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''.
* '''Albatross''': [[VideoGame/RollingThunder secret agent of the WCPO]]? [[VideoGame/AlphaProtocol The leader of the G22?]] [[VideoGame/BionicCommando A top-secret weapon]] developed by the [[strike:Nazis]] [[NoSwastikas Badds]]? Or is it one of [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Eggman's battleships]]? Or is it the SuperPrototype of [[VideoGame/RType R-Series transforming aircraft]]?

* The ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series has two angels named '''Vulcanus''': The main antagonist of the [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness first game]] and the female lead of [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten the fourth game]]. [[spoiler: Though in the latter case the name is just a pseudonym.]]
* The '''[[OneBadMother Mother]]''' antagonists from ''Franchise/WildArms'' and from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'' are both major villains, with [[PlanetEater world eater]] tendencies, and both have insect-like characteristics (Mother from ''Franchise/WildArms'' was trapped in a cocoon; Mother from RogueGalaxy looks like a praying mantis in her first form, before her shell cracked and then turned into a moth-like creature).
** And don't forget [[HiveQueen The Mother]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', an AxCrazy major villain with arachnid characteristics ([[MixAndMatchCritters in addition to]] the {{Multiboobage}}, tentacles, human face weeping blood, etc.).
* How many video game characters are named '''Ignis''' again? Let's see, [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius' wife-turned-automaton]], [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny crazy-ass Ruina General that plays with fire]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the lovable and god damn hard SNK Boss (whose name is spelled with a Z and not an S) with the voice of]] Creator/NorioWakamoto, [[VideoGame/AgarestSenki2 a proud guy who thinks himself as holier than other elves]]...
** Last we heard, Ignis was a fire type ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-using nation which was in the [[VideoGame/PokemonConquest Ransei region.]]
** It's also a continent in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' and a monster skill in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier''.
** [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Ignus]] is a pyromaniac mage who is always on fire.
* '''Fennel''' is a glasses-wearing side-character researcher, that much is certain. Question is, is ''she'' amiable and generous in generally peaceful [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]], studying the dreams of Pokémon, or is ''he'' a misanthropic MadScientist who LooksLikeOrlok while studying [[AppliedPhlebotinum Thaumatech]] in the warring state of [[VideoGame/RadiantHistoria Alistel]]? Both games were released at about the same time, too, making the parallel even more amusing.
** Or perhaps he [[VideoGame/SteambotChronicles left to start his own band]].
* Sgt. Jack Barnes in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Allied Assault: Spearhead'' is not to be confused with Corporal Barnes in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline''.
* '''Aurelia''': [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur queen of Dalkia]], [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar a planet once lost to the Warp]], or [[VideoGame/AceCombat a nation at war with Leasath]]
* Games of ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' seem to use the name '''The Red Queen''' to refer to the Queen Of Hearts and the red queen chess piece interchangeably.
* A rather interesting example with '''Sheena''': both a minor character from the NES ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' and the female playable character from ''VideoGame/RunSaber'', which is itself an {{Expy}} of the original arcade/Mega Drive ''Strider''.
** What about [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheena Fujibayashi]]?
** The president's [[VideoGame/SuikodenII playboy son]].
** And Sheena Etranzi, one of the four members of the [[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Hard Corps]].
** There's also Sheena Island, the setting of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Survivor]]''.
* Don't confuse '''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Beatrice, the Golden Witch]]''' with '''[[VideoGame/WildArms3 Beatrice, the Dream Demon]]'''. [[spoiler: Even though they are both villains, and both are mental entities, of a sort.]]
* '''Shadow''''s a generic name, but ironically only two may come to mind: One's a [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog hedgehog]], the other's a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI ninja]].
** There's also the [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter Shadaloo agent]] ([[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha aka Charlie]]), [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Dr. Wily's Shadow Man]], his [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork NetNavi counterpart]] and [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} a shadowy demon who possess his opponents]].
*** And then there's [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 brainwashed Jaguar.]]]]
*** '''Red Shadow''' is a [[McNinja Russian kunoichi]] from ''VideoGame/BushidoBlade'', while '''Shadow Red''' is TheDragon in ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''.
*** Shadow could also be [[VideoGame/DeadToRights Jack Slate's murderous Malamute]].
** Speaking of '''Charlie''', besides the ''Street Fighter'' one above, there's also [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal taxicab driver Charlie Kane]], the [[VideoGame/MetalGear2 helicopter pilot who picks up Solid Snake]] and a very obscure [[VideoGame/CharlieNinja Arcade game]].
*** Meet today [[VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure Charlie]], a French guy [[spoiler:(actually a girl)]] who is a private eye and uses footballs as ammo.
* More a WhatCouldHaveBeen example, but in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the protagonist's home of New Bark Town was originally going to be named "Franchise/{{Silent Hill}}s". Nearly a year before their release, the game ''Silent Hill'' came out, which may have lead to the rename.
* '''Shadow Blade''' is an item that was once called Lothar's Edge and grants invisibility in ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}''. '''Shadowblade''', on the other hand, is a playable hero itself in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth''.
** You may think of the former as Shadow Man's weapon in ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.
* '''Georg''': Are we referring to the MemeticBadass [[VideoGame/SuikodenII Georg]] [[VideoGame/SuikodenV Prime]] or are we talking about BadassGrandpa [[VideoGame/AgarestSenki2 Georg]]?
** There's also [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty former U.S. president George Sears]].
* '''Boomer:''' [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Idiot Locust]] who likes to [[StuffBlowingUp launch grenades]], or [[VideoGame/Left4Dead fat zombies]] that can [[MookMaker call in more zombies]]? Or a [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} raider geared with Fat Man]]?
** I prefer the BigLippedAlligatorMoment of Boomer in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
** The plural form could be [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas a tribe hailing from Vault 34 who likes blowing shit up with heavy artillery.]]
** Or [[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} a troll that has a liking for blowing things up to oblivion with bombs and dynamite or a ground pounding.]]
* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros This]] '''Starman''' [[InvincibilityPowerUp makes you invincible]] for a few seconds. [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} That]] Starman is a servant of Giygas. That other Starman [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} grants the Hi-Jump ability when consumed]]. Star Man might also be the cosmic Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'', or the MaskedLuchador from ''Pro Wrestling''.
* '''Destruction Derby''' is both the name of an early arcade game by Exidy (also known as ''Demolition Derby'') and a UsefulNotes/PlayStation racing game series.
* '''Jean''' and '''Paul'''. Both are antagonists there to distract the player from what's really going on. Jean is a smug and fairly flamboyant man ''just'' taller than the main character with a [[NiceHat hat that rival's only the protagonist's in pimp-level per cubic centimeter]], and his eyes are [[OpaqueLenses covered at]] [[CoolMask all times]]. Paul, meanwhile, is a much less attractive man with an amazing gift for inventing fantastic machines. They're both trying to get in the way of an amazing archaeologist with a costume that's entirely unmistakable as a dark coat and top hat... the question is, is that man Doctor Lautrec or... (sigh) Franchise/ProfessorLayton? Come ''on'', Konami.
* '''Gilgamesh''' is either the prince who wore golden armor and attacked monsters to save Ki in ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'' or the weapon-collecting RecurringBoss from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Both Gilgameshes are interested in a sword called Excalibur, though they might get the bad version instead. There's also the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} Gilgamesh who also wears golden armor and would like to wield Excalibur, though it's usually wielded against him; his voice actor, Creator/TomokazuSeki, also did the voice of Gilgamesh in the ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' anime.
** This is the entire reason why the latter two met [[Roleplay/OurAvatarsAreInARoomTogetherTheForumGame in a room]]
* '''Magman''': An enemy fought in a volcanic area. Question is, is it a [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards gigantic living blob of lava]], or a [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 walking miniature volcano]]?
* Is '''Ninetails''' a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} the evolved form of Vulpix]][[note]][[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS spelled "Ninetales"]][[/note]] or the [[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission most powerful maverick?]]
* The working title for '''VideoGame/{{Rez}}''' was ''Project Eden'', but a [[VideoGame/ProjectEden PS2 action-adventure game]] snapped up that name.
* '''[[MyHeroZero Zero]]''': [[VideoGame/MegaManX Dr. Wily's]] [[VideoGame/MegaManZero final creation]]? [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden A synthetic human who revels in destruction, created by the Gerard Foundation]]? [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Or a high-ranking member of NESTS and his clone]]?
** There's also the [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 white Eldritch abomination that tears out its own eye and attacks you with its blood]].
** Anyone forgetting [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater that old guy that gives Snake advice on his mission]]?
** What about [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors the head of the Nonary Game?]]
** Also [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} an assassin who speaks almost entirely in haiku]], and who [[Letters2Numbers spells his name somewhat oddly ("Zer0")]].
** And [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure a]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy robot]] created by [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Doctor Eggman]].
* '''Nathan Graves''': [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon Vampire Hunter]] or [[VideoGame/FreedomForce Dark Age of Comics parody]].
* The name '''Rock'''. [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese's son, perhaps?]] VideoGame/MegaManClassic's real name? [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Or an axe-wielding Englishman looking for his adopted son?]] Or possibly [[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} the vault keeper at Toran Castle?]]
* Speaking of "Rock", ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has two separate dungeons named '''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Turtle]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Rock]]'''. It's not the only shared name, either - there's also two [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Fire]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Temples]], two [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Temples]] of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Ice]], and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime three]]'' [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Forest]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Temples]].
* Everyone knows about '''PandorasBox'''. Both contain immeasurable power, but while one [[VideoGame/GodOfWar had corrupted the Greek gods]], the other [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken only triggers its power when powerful fighters are present.]] There's also another box that's [[VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac blue and a Use item that has a different effect on each floor]].
** Pandora's Box might also be the popular name of a box [[spoiler:who is only thought to bring death, thanks to a hallucinogenic gas]] who's real name is [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Elysian Box.]]
** Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a powerful magic attack that is "opened" only once every playthrough (unless learned by the heroes)]].
* There's three characters named '''Jubei Yagyu.''' The first two [[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} are a master swordsman and his granddaughter who fought against the Genma]]. The third [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown is a master swordsman/ronin who is seeking personal enlightenment.]]
* '''Yuna.''' Single name? Check. Different people? Most definitely. The well-known one is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX a female summoner turned sphere hunter]], while the other [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV is a male mad scientist.]]
* '''Monty Mole''' is the name of the hero of [[VideoGame/MontyMole a series of British platformers]], and is also the name of an enemy in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games.
* '''Yoshimitsu:''' [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} The current head of the Manji Clan?]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries his ancestor and clan's founder? Or the 2nd, successor of the latter?]]
* '''The Great War.''' War between [[{{VideoGame/GodOfWar}} the Gods and the Titans?]] Or one of two devastating nuclear wars, one taking place on [[{{VideoGame/Metro2033}} July 5, 2013]] the other on [[{{VideoGame/Fallout}} October 22, 2077]].
* We also have '''The Resource Wars''' in two separate video games. While one would lead to the aforementioned [[{{VideoGame/Fallout}} Great War of 2077]], the other would lead to [[{{Franchise/DeadSpace}} planetcracking.]]
* '''Eddie:''' also known as [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Flip-Top]], [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear the shadow demon who possessed Zato-1's body,]] Or [[{{VideoGame/StreetsOfRage}} the younger brother of Adam Hunter who goes by the nickname 'Skate?']]
* There's also '''Edi.E''', [[VideoGame/FinalFight the crooked cop on Belger's payroll]] and '''ED-E''', [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Enclave eyebot who flew far and fast.]]
* Which '''Seth''' are we talking about here? [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The secret agent and partner to Vanessa]]? [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Or the head of S.I.N.]]? Or the [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption mad treasure hunter]] or that [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn backstabbing Nod liutenant]]?
** Or a [[VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth stoic young assassin?]]
** Or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Princess Eirika's retainer]]?
** Or [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV Dark Force's human incarnation]]?
* [[Franchise/MortalKombat Princess Kitana's best friend]], [[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil an investigative reporter]], [[BreathOfFire Zog's leading general]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss and a snarky colonel]] have one thing in common: they share the name '''Jade'''.
* '''Athena.''' [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Daughter to Zeus and half-sister to Kratos?]] Or a [[VideoGame/{{Athena}} sword-wielding princess]] whose descendant happens to be [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena Asamiya?]] Or a [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies defense attorney who can read people's hidden emotions?]]
* '''Deimos.''' The younger brother to a certain [[VideoGame/GodOfWar vengeful Spartan?]] Or one of Mars' moons which happens to be [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} orbiting Hell itself?]], Or a [[VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara Lich Necromancer]]?
* '''Assassins' Guild.''' The very first had [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Zato-1 and Milla Rage]] as its members, while the well-known one had [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Altair and Ezio Auditore]] as its members.
* '''Valentine.''' [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy Valentine's namesake sword?]] [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Or a]] [[DeadlyDoctor deadly ninja nurse with a personal agenda?]]
* '''Chaos.''' [[VideoGame/PrimalRage The God of Decay?]] [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden A former scythe-wielding Secret Society executive who went batshit insane following severe memory loss?]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog A Chao mutated by the Chaos Emeralds which act as a guardian for its species?]] [[Videogame/{{Xenosaga}} A member of the Elsa Crew who serves as the ship's security]] [[Really700YearsOld and is over 6,000 years old?]] [[Franchise/FinalFantasy The final boss in the original Final Fantasy?]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Or Vincent Valentine's ultimate form?]]
* '''Shiva.''' [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Mr. X's right hand man?]] [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Or a summon most known for her Diamond Dust attack?]] Or a [[VideoGame/DarkSouls samurai]]?
* '''Cerberus:''' [[Franchise/MassEffect A pro-human organization?]] [[Videogame/DevilMayCry A boss, later transformed into one of Dante's weapons?]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII A triple-barreled handgun used by Vincent Valentine?]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil A zombified Doberman designated MA-39 found inside and around the Spencer Mansion?]] [[Videogame/{{Fallout3}} Or the sentry of Underworld who hates ghouls but can't kill them due to the combat inhibitor?]]
* '''Guy:''' [[VideoGame/FinalFight Stoic Bushinryuu ninja with a love of sneakers?]] Or [[FireEmblem a swordmaster nickmaned the "Saint of Swords?"]] Or maybe you're referring to [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy The Guy]]. Unless of course you're talking about the Guy who was a sidekick to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]]...or [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Luke fon Fabre]]...or [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Maxim]].
** What about noodle seller [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Guy]] [[SdrawkcabName Eldoon]]?
* '''Ashe:''' [[VideoGame/MegaManZX A hunter searching for loot and fortune?]] [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends The Frost Archer?]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Or the alias of a certain Hume princess]] [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated thought to have died?]] Or an [[VideoGame/DragonsDogma arisen-turned-demon?]] Perhaps a [[VideoGame/OgreBattleMarchOfTheBlackQueen disgraced royal knight seeking redemption?]]
* '''Elena:''' [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII The newest member of The Turks?]] [[Franchise/StreetFighter the tribal princess skilled in Capoeira?]] [[VideoGame/GrandiaII A priestess who shares a body with a demon?]] Or [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion the assassin]] who [[spoiler: betrayed the opposing empire for the sake of the world but mostly to slay his own brother]]? Or a video journalist from VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}? [[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Or a blonde townsgirl whose brother betrayed her to revive a demon?]]
* '''Maria''' could either be [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 a manifestation sent to tempt and torture James Sunderland,]] or it is [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Benny's signature firearm?]] But what if she's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion's friend]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI an opera singer]]? Better yet, she could be either [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Dom's late wife]] or [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Helena's mother]].
** Or a [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} vampire huntress]].
** Or a [[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime rebel leader]].
** Or a [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} doll]].
** Or [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Eggman's cousin]].
** Or a [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} mecha pilot.]]
** If you flip the name to its [[SpellMyNameWithAnS English counterpart]], which is '''Mary''', you got the deceased wife of [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill2}} James Sunderland]], the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry devil hunter better known as Lady]], or [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s name in bootleg games such as ''VideoGame/DianShiMaLi''[[note]][[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS other bootleg games spell it as "Mari"]][[/note]].
* You got '''Fatman''', [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty a mad bomber on rollerblades hell-bent on blowing up The Big Shell]], and the '''Fat Man,''' [[Videogame/{{Fallout3}} a nuclear catapult weapon]] [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas capable of launching miniature nukes.]] There's also the [[AntagonistTitle eponymous villain]] from ''Tongue of the Fatman''. And then there is FATMAN from ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''.
* '''Hayate''': The ninja from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''? ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX 2''? ''Shadow of the Ninja''? or Joe Musashi's son from the Japanese version of ''Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi''?
* [[VideoGame/HeavenlySword Nariko's trigger-happy sidekick]], [[Videogame/MortalKombat a Shaolin Monk who is friends with Liu Kang]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 a cybernetic human-supremacist assassin]], and [[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} Tir McDohl's former staff-fighting instructor]] are all named '''Kai.'''
* An interesting one is the name '''Sheeva.''' We all know about the [[Franchise/MortalKombat female Shokan warrior]], but most don't know about the [[VideoGame/ParasiteEve the police dog who Aya Brea later fights in its three-headed form.]]
* '''Vega.''' [[Videogame/StreetFighter Self-proclaimed Spanish Ninja? Leader of Shadaloo?]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium A general in the Brotherhood of Nod who is also a powerful druglord?]] Or [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the armsmaster of the Normandy?]]
* '''Azura:''' [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls a Daedric prince?]] [[Videogame/GearsOfWar Or the site of the final battle in the Locust-Human War?]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Or a songstress whose powers]] [[MakingASplash are water-based?]]
* The [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath demigod hell-bent on revenge on his fellow demigods]] is not the only person named '''Asura.''' The other one is [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown a warrior from the Demon Realm of Makai who is at odds with Yuga the Destroyer.]]
* '''Ymir''' could be one of the following: [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia an Elven forest]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI a boss also known as Whelk whom you face at the end of the Narshe Mines]], or [[Videogame/{{Fallout3}} a jovial, Super Sledge-wielding Slaver operating in the Capital Wasteland.]] Or [[VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} a Tuskarr Warrior that punches people to the sky]].
* '''Laura''' could be one of the following. The first [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 is seen running around in Silent Hill giving Jame Sunderland a hard time.]] Laura is also very popular in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series. The first Laura is [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia a jeweler with connections to the Belmont clan.]] The second [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood is a servant of the Vampire Carmilla.]] The final Laura [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow is the adopted vampire daughter of Carmilla]] [[HeelFaceTurn who later assists Gabriel Belmont in dealing with The Forgotten One.]]
** Outside of Konami games, Laura is also [[VideoGame/FantasyLife a princess who yearns to break free from the confines of her castle and go on adventures]], or [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV a Brazilian jiujitsu fighter]].
* Speaking of ''Castlevania'', there are two vampires named '''Carmilla.''' The first is [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon is one of Count Dracula's loyal servants who resurrects him inside her castle.]] The second is [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow a former Brotherhood of Light member turned vampire.]]
* '''[[VideoGame/GodOfWar Persephone]]''' and '''[[VideoGame/WildArms5 Persephone]].''' Extra hilarious, since both Persephones are voiced by Creator/YukoKaida in Japanese.
* Ditto with '''[[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Elizabeth]]''' and '''[[Videogame/{{Persona3}} Elizabeth]]''': Both are voiced by Creator/MiyukiSawashiro in Japanese.
* Also, '''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Hugo]]''' and '''[[Videogame/{{Skylanders}} Hugo]]''': They are both voiced by Creator/WataruTakagi in Japanese, albeit it's very possible Takagi was casted as the ''Skylanders'' one as a CastingGag from the [=SFIII=] one.
* '''Jack.''' The real name of [[Franchise/MetalGear Big Boss and Raiden.]] Or [[VideoGame/BioShock1 a crash survivor who finds himself in the town of Rapture.]] That or [[Franchise/MassEffect the real name of Subject Zero known for being one violent lady.]] Could also be [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} a series of combat robots]], [[VideoGame/PowerStone a native of Manches who likes to cut things]], or [[VideoGame/DeadToRights a badass renegade cop]]. However, maybe Jack has the prefix "[[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Handsome]]?"
* '''Lizardman.''' [[VideoGame/MagicSwordHeroicFantasy One of Drokmar's minions who can fight for your cause]] [[HeelFaceTurn provided that you give him a diamond ring.]] Or [[VideoGame/SoulSeries a warrior named Aeon Calcos who was transformed into his present state by Astaroth's creators. Or maybe a generic version of said character?]]
** In ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur V'', the playable Lizardman goes by '''Aeon''' now, which matches him with [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment another Aeon]].
* '''Masamune:''' [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth's signature weapon]], and [[Franchise/FinalFantasy one of the strongest weapons in the series.]] [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Both of them.]] [[{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyX}} Auron]] wields one as his [[{{BFS}} Celestial Weapon]] and [[{{VideoGame/WorldHeroes}} Hanzo]] has one as his signature weapon (no, not [[{{VideoGame/SamuraiShodown}} that Hanzo]]). That and depending on the game, [[{{VideoGame/FinalFight}} Mad Gear member Sodom]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha wields a pair]].
* '''EVA:''' [[Franchise/{{Halo}} MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/V variant, most commonly known as Extra-Vehicular Activity Armor?]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer The shortened version of the AI known as "Electronic Video Assistant?"]] Or [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Big Boss' lover and member of the Patriots?]] She could be [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry the mother of]] [[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry Dante and Vergil?]]
* '''Rain:''' [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Bilstein's ambitious ice-wielding daughter in the sequel?]] Or [[MortalKombat a backstabbing Edenian warrior/demigod fighting for Outworld?]]
* '''Shinra:''' [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII The electric company which serves as a de facto government for Gaia, headed by its namesake president and later, his son?]] Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX an Al Bhed genius who is only a kid?]]
* '''Abel:''' [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden Organization agent who fights barehanded?]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Or a S.I.N. clone turned French mercenary]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken who teams up with Guile in search of Pandora's Box?]]
* '''Killing Floor:''' [[VideoGame/KillingFloor A full game]], or a land mine-type weapon for [[VideoGame/{{Sanctum}} an unrelated game]]?
* '''Oboro:''' [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Bishamon while in control of his cursed samurai armor?]] [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The ninja clan of which its most famous member is Joe Musashi?]] [[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} The head of the detective agency which bears his name and former member of the Nether Gate?]]
* '''Hunter:''' Either a species of [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Covenant]] or [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Combine Synths?]] [[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon A cheetah which assists Spyro?]] [[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008 A crooked prince?]] [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} A type of infected created by Elizabeth Greene capable of destroying vehicles?]] Or [[Franchise/ResidentEvil a series of very dangerous Umbrella bioweapons?]]
** The Hunter is also a member of [[VideoGame/{{Prehistorik}} Sam's support team]].
** There is also the Hunter that can [[VideoGame/Left4Dead rip your guts out, jump off walls, and leap across the street.]]
** The Hunter is also a NighInvulnerable [[VideoGame/DeadSpace Necromorph]].
** Another "The Hunter" is an [[VideoGame/MansionOfHiddenSouls evil butterfly collector]].
* '''Kaos:''' Main villain of ''VideoGame/{{FATE}}: Undiscovered Realms'' or ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''?
** Also TheDragon of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble Baron K. Roolenstein]].
* '''Maya.''' Could be [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct a knife-wielding Amazonian queen]]. It's also [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper's]] real name. And the [[Franchise/AceAttorney psychic assistant of a famed lawyer]]. %% Most of this echoes a segment before this; merge them?
** Or a [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Happy-go-lucky journalist]].
** Or [[VideoGame/ParasiteEve Aya Brea's dead little/twin sister]].
** Or [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV Meena's not-so-dead twin sister]].
* What do [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Leon Belmont]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont]] have in common? They both fought bosses who share the name '''The Forgotten One.'''
** Add the VideoGame/{{Doom}}guy to this list - one of the enemies in ''Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil'' is the '''Forgotten One''', a CallBack to the original design of the Lost Soul enemy.
* '''Leona''' can be:
** [[VideoGame/SuikodenII The bartender and innkeeper who is also the Chihi Star.]]
** [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The mercenary who is part of the Ikari Warriors team]]
** [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Warrior of the Solari known as "The Radiant Dawn"]].
* '''Momo''' can refer to Namco's ''Franchise/WonderMomo'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''[='=]s M.O.M.O., Capcom's [[VideoGame/RivalSchools tennis player Momo]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Capcom's ditzy scientist Momo]], or [[VideoGame/HuniePop a cat-girl you can take out on a date]]. The first two were even in [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom the same game once]].
* '''Strobaya''' can refer to [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} a drug-infused cyborg wrestler]] or a [[VideoGame/GoldenAxe hot amazonian warrior]].
* '''Jim''': [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim a worm with attitude]]? [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak a Raccoon City subway worker]]? [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid the backstabbing Secretary of Defense]]? [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask The leader of the Bombers Secret Society of Justice?]] [[VideoGame/StarCraft Or a rebellion leader with the last name Raynor]]?
* '''Mei-Ling''' can be a [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} sister-turned-sealing ward]], a [[VideoGame/YieArKungFu vile Chinese girl]] or a [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid perky Chinese girl]].
** And [[Videogame/{{Touhou}} Meiling]], a not-so-perky chinese girl.
** And a [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} perky Chinese woman with the power of ice]]. Full name '''Mei-Ling Zhou'''.
** Don't forget about '''[[VideoGame/RedEarth Mai-Ling]]''', either.
* '''Kasumi''' is a [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive well-endowed ninja girl]] or [[VideoGame/PanzerBandit a younger, dagger-wielding ninja girl]].
** The Kasumi is also a rare breed of Pixie in ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher''.
** She's also [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 one of the best thieves in the galaxy]].
** And she also [[VideoGame/SuikodenI fought alongside Teo McDohl's son in the Gate Rune Wars.]]
** Not to mention that [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue everyone's favourite red-headed, tomboyish, Water-type Gym Leader]] is called Kasumi in Japan.
* K, are we talking about [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the K with the FIYA-POWAZ]] or the [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward mild mannered robot dude]]?
* '''Gustaf''' is a [[VideoGame/PanzerBandit powered armor-wielding bad guy]], while the '''Gustaff''' is the MiniMecha of a [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends girl genius]].
* '''Bubby''' could either be a minor character from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoClassic'', or one of the protagonists from ''VideoGame/RainbowIslands''.
** Not to be confused with '''Bubba''', one of the protagonists from the former.
* A woman named '''Dahlia''' wearing a pink(ish) dress. [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Augustus Reinhold's wife]] or [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney a psychotic killer]]?
* A '''Crystal King''': [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 Ice wielding seventh boss]] or [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} random treasure]]?
* '''Alma''': [[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Goddess]] worshipped by PettingZooPeople, [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Greater Fiend]], [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon or psychic/psychotic]] StringyHairedGhostGirl?
** [[VideoGame/GhostTrick Or perhaps a woman who was killed on her birthday by a vengeful ghost?]]
** Or a [[VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo armadillo monster who won't stop chasing you until you hide in the bushes?]]
** Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics the sister of Ramza Beoulve]]?
* So what do [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]] and [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Jun Kazama]] have in common? They both use moves named '''Housenka.''' Seriously.
** Add [[{{VideoGame/Tekken}} Asuka Kazama]] to the list, along with [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters and his son]], as their techniques share the name '''Raging Storm.'''
* A brown-haired woman with a passion for science, first introduced as someone's younger sister, and listed on the {{Moe}}, HollywoodNerd, and {{Meganekko}} pages. Do you spell her first name [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Emma]] or [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Ema]]?
* '''Noir(e):''' A [[VideoGame/LaPucelle dark priest]]? An [[VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero evil overlord]]? A [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening cursed archer]]? Or the nickname of the aforementioned [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} PS3 personification]]?
* '''Weiss:''' An [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart artificial Arcana Maiden]]?, a [[VideoGame/NieR sentient tome of Dark magic]]? or a [[Anime/QueensBlade white-haired dimensional conqueror in a giant mecha]] from the ''Spiral Chaos'' games?
* '''Emilio Sanchez''' is either a [[VideoGame/MidnightClub street racer from New York]] or a [[VideoGame/UrbanReign street thug from Green Harbor]].
* '''Grim''' is a street gang member in ''VideoGame/BeatDown'' while '''Grim''m''''' is a gang member in ''VideoGame/UrbanReign''. Coincidentally, both Grim(m)s are boxers. '''Mr. Grimm''' is a [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal motorcycle-riding]] avatar of TheGrimReaper.
* '''Ganon''' is the villain of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise. '''Gannon''' is a companion character in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. Misspelling either's name will get you [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon Banned]].
* '''Bahamut''': Extra-powerful dragon throughout the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise? Gigantic tank from ''VideoGame/BattleBakraid''? Or massive hippopotamus-headed dragon-fish from ''VideoGame/LaMulana''? (Note: The last Bahamut is ''much'' more faithful to the original concept from Arabian folklore.)
* '''Space Trek''' is either a 1980 arcade shmup by Sega, a [[BlandNameProduct generic name]] for the ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame'', or a browser MMORPG.
* '''Lulu''' knows magic, but is she a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX black mage trying to help save the world]] or a [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends strange little girl who had learned magic from pixies and lost most contact with civilization until years later?]]
** Or does she not know magic after all, and is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the singer of the Indigo-Go's?]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Starhawk}}'' is either a vector graphics arcade game based on the Death Star battle from ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' (predating the official arcade game), or ''VideoGame/{{Warhawk}}'' [-{{IN SPACE}}-]!
* '''Ms. Fortune''' describes a fighter out to avenge or protect her kin. Would you prefer to do battle with a [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends dual-wielding buxom bounty hunter]], a [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} detachable immortal cat burglar]], or a [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas a mysterious guardian angel]]?
** Alternatively, she's an [[VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}} evil fortune teller]].
* '''Lucas''' is a male protagonist of an RPG game created by Nintendo, that's for sure. But...[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl which]] [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}} one?]]
* What do the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and Jacques Portsman from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' have in common? [[TheAnimeOfTheGame One way]] [[DubNameChange or another,]] they're both named '''Makoto Yuuki'''.
* Is '''G''' [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 a monster formerly named William Birkin]], [[VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead Thomas Rogan's (and earlier Isaac Washington's) partner]], or an [[VideoGame/BubbleBobble old bearded man who meets a cute little bubble dragon]]?
* '''White Forest''' is a location in either ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode Two'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokemon White]]'' and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 its sequel]], or ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana''.
* '''Zelos'''. [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Giant eyeball-shaped]] EldritchAbomination, [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia giant sphere of mass destruction]], or [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers not-so giant or spherical]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia pretty boy casanova]]?
* '''Kaboom''': UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} bomb-catching game, or UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash suicide bombing game?
* Moresby is the city setting of ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' and portrayed as similar to run down Los Angeles or projects some cities have. Morseby is also a real village in Papua New Guinea (the game uses the fictional Banoi as an {{Expy}} and so run down it doesn't even have running water.
* Depending on whether you talk to a VideoGame/PlayStation3 fan or an UsefulNotes/XBox360 fan, '''[=GOW=]''' may either stand for ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' or ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''. You may use that to induce hilarity. Fans of both sides have declared a truce (especially since many console gamers do overlap and own both consoles and both games), both agreeing to call the games by it's first word of the title instead.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': In [[spoiler:Ryu]]'s ending, the screen says the next match is between Ken and Mr. X. '''Mr. X''' is the name of Tyrant in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', an alias of [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]], and the name of a character from the Marvel comic ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, who is also a Wolverine villain. Given that the ending is set in the Bloodsport tournament in Madripoor, it's safe to say it's the latter they're talking about (who has faced Wolverine in Bloodsport before).
** Marvel also have their own character named '''[[http://www.comicvine.com/firebrand/29-12622/ Firebrand]]'''.
** With Ultimate's new characters announced, we also have '''Phoenix''', a.k.a. Jean Grey, and VisualNovel/{{Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}}. The game solves this problem by having most of the characters call him "Mr. Wright."
*** The above is Lampshaded by The Hulk of all people.
--> '''Hulk''': Puny man not Phoenix! Phoenix a bird lady. Hulk confused.
** Here is a quote by Franchise/SpiderMan, referring to Felicia Hardy (Black Cat) after he defeats Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'':
--> '''Spider-Man''': "What is it with me and cat women named Felicia? Jeez."
* Supplementary material included with ''VideoGame/TIEFighter'' mentions that the player character of that game was given a code phrase to use whenever he wanted to speak in private with a specific superior officer. That phrase was "There's a fog over '''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Celadon City]]'''".
* '''Heaven's Night.''' Could it be a nightclub in [[{{VideoGame/ResidentEvil}} zombie-ridden Sheena Island]]? Or a strip club in [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill2}} Silent]] [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill3}} Hill]]?
* Since ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' is not so popular in Japan, and since "road" and "load" are written with the same katakana, Japanese players who noticed a game titled ''[[VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote]]'' thought it had something to do with ''VideoGame/LodeRunner'', perhaps a crossover with ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
* It sure sucks to be [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Leon Kennedy]] and [[Franchise/DeadSpace Issac Clarke]], as both men fought monsters with the name '''Regenerator.'''
** However, both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Clarke can wield a weapon called the '''{{Handcannon}}''', which can one-shot kill their respective enemies.
* '''Count Dracula''' and his son, '''[[SdrawkcabName Alucard]].'''
** In the original timeline, Dracula was originally [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Mathias Cronqvist]] before turning his back on the Almighty. In the [[AlternateContinuity re-imagining]], he was originally [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont]] before turning his back on The Brotherhood.
** Same with Alucard. in the original timeline, his birth name was [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Adrian Farenheits]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Tepes]]. [[AlternateContinuity Here]], his birthname was [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate Trevor Belmont.]]
* '''Trish.''' [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Devil hunter and ally of Dante?]] Or the [[{{VideoGame/Infamous}} girlfriend of Cole MacGrath?]]
* '''Catastrophe.''' [[{{VideoGame/GoldenSun}} The ultimate Jupiter summon]]? Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Barret Wallace's ultimate Limit Break?]] Or a [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} Ghoul Triggerman]]?
* '''Leon.''' [[{{VideoGame/DeadOrAlive}} Mercenary who fights in honor of his deceased lover?]] [[VideoGame/StarFox A less-honorable mercenary who works for Star Wolf?]] [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden A member of the Organization who wishes to defeat Eiji Shinjo?]] It could be a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characteróbut is it [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII the guy whose actual name is Leon]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII the guy who goes by "Leon" in]] ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''? And we also have [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence the founder of a vampire-hunting family]], [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 a Psychopath in Fortune City]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny the master of the Swordian of Earth]], and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the ex-R.P.D. officer]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 turned]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 secret agent]].
* [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Takuma Sakazaki]] [[{{VideoGame/FatalFury}} and his]] [[VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum son, Ryo]] both used the alias '''Mr. Karate.'''
* '''R.P.D.''' could either mean the [[VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Rockport Police Department]] or the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Raccoon]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Police Department.]]
* '''Professor Sycamore''': does he research Pokémon in the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Kalos region]], or is he an archaeologist who is a contemporary of [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy Professor Layton]]?
* [[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry Dante's shotgun]] could be used to take out the [[{{VideoGame/Doom}} homing rocket-launching demons]]. Both are known as '''The Revenant.'''
* The infamous cult operating around [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill2}} Silent]] [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill3}} Hill]] and [[{{VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming}} Sheperd's Glen]] and [[DmCDevilMayCry Vergil's underground movement]] are both known as '''The Order.''' It's also the name of [[VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune a neo-Nazi terrorist group.]]
* '''The Sovereign.''' Flagship of renegade Spectre [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Saren Arterius?]] Or is it a Raven-class helicopter carrier belonging to the [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Coalition of Ordered Governments]]?
* '''Medusa.''' She's a popular mainstay lurking around [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Dracula's castle]]. [[{{VideoGame/GodOfWar}} Kratos]] took her head and used it as a weapon. The Queen of the Underworld in VideoGame/KidIcarus. It's also a [[{{VideoGame/DeadSpace}} type of Necromorph]] native to Tau Volantis.
* There's the '''RIG,''' short for [[VideoGame/DeadSpace Resource Intergration Gear]], and '''Rig''', the fighter competing in the [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive Tournament.]]
* '''Diablo''' is either the Lord of Terror from his [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} titular series]], or the God of Destruction from ''VideoGame/PrimalRage''.
* '''Epona''' is best known as Link's horse in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. '''Epona''' is not quite as well-known as an antagonist in ''[[Franchise/{{Ys}} Ys Origin]]'', even less known as your second lancemate in ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 3'' (in which could also be confused with the Epona medium HoverTank in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe).
* ''VideoGame/BrutalPawsOfFury'' features The Dali Llama, of no relation to the real world's Dalai Lama. For one, the video game's version is an actual llama. Second, he's a martial artist founding a tournament based around fighting.
* '''Daisharin''', a.k.a Great Wheel is a move used by several characters, depending on which weapon used. Is it from [[VideoGame/BlazBlue a telekinetic, 'shapeshifting' staff (Mantenbou)]], or [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars a big honking sword that cleaves ships (Zankantou)]]?
* There is '''Bomberhead''', one-fourth of [[FourIsDeath the Malice Four]] in the original ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' trilogy, and '''Bomber Head''', a monster seen in ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' and its sequel.
* '''Mariposa.''' [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Miguel]] has a technique with the name. [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Lisa Hamilton]] uses it as her Lucha Libre alias. And there's [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} the infamous FEV research facility.]]
* '''Jay's Bar''' is a bar in which [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa]] fights the Barbarian in the Original Trilogy. And there's '''J's Bar''', a bar in [[{{VideoGame/ResidentEvil}} Raccoon City]] in which eight unfortunate souls find themselves caught in a zombie outbreak. Interesting enough, the former is designated J's Bar in the Original Trilogy.
* '''Dogmeat''' was seen as a companion to [[VideoGame/Fallout1 the Vault Dweller]], [[VideoGame/Fallout2 their grandchild]], [[VideoGame/Fallout3 the Lone Wanderer]], and the [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Sole Survivor]].
* '''Ripper.''' [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} a melee weapon with a rotating chain-blade resembling a one-handed chainsaw]]? Or in [[VideoGame/DeadSpace Issac Clarke's]] case, it's a mining tool designed to fire off sawblades. It's also a customized machine gun which [[VideoGame/FarCry3 Jason Brody]] can unlock. And the name of one of [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard's]] bodyguards. And [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher a big-tailed lizard Mon]]. And a generic ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' enemy that floats back and forth.
* '''Hiryu''' is an early 90's ninja clad in lavender who can climb up walls with ease...eh? ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}''? Ah, sorry, meant the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0cfCzG9OTk Survival Arts]]'' character here.
* '''Inferno.''' Third episode in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''? The final [[SecretLevel unlockable course]] in ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer''? [[{{Franchise/FinalFantasy}} Ifrit's signature attack]]? One [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Super-Skrull's Hyper Combos]]? Avatar of [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]]? [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Kazuya's]] signature laser blast? The demon faction in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic''? Or the domain of [[VideoGame/PrimalRage Diablo, God of Evil and Destruction]]?
* The '''Imp.''' [[VideoGame/ShatteredGalaxy An infantry unit]]? A [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper worker unit]]? A familiar used by [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Alucard]]? A [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft warlock's first minion]]? [[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Inferno units who drain mana]]? Or the [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} fireball-slinging demons]] from Hell?
* '''Hiram''' [[VideoGame/{{Dishonored}} Burrows]] staged a coup d'etat, organising the assassination of a benevolent queen. Hiram [[VideoGame/SuikodenV Barows]], on the other hand, died fighting in a civil war resulting from a succession crisis between two selfish would-be queens.
* '''Daisy''': [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess of Sarasaland]], [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gary Oak's sister]][[note]]called "May" in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' manga[[/note]], or [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doomguy's beloved pet rabbit]] whose death he takes [[ItsPersonal very personally]]?
* '''Gotcha!''' Level 20 in [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom II]]? Or [[Franchise/MortalKombat Jax Briggs']] catchphrase before punching the crap out of you?
* '''Cannon Spike.''' The anti-air special move used by [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Cammy, Juli and Juni]]? Or a ShootEmUp starring Cammy White, Charlie Nash, [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Baby Bonnie Hood]], [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Arthur]], [[VideoGame/ThreeWonders Shibata Shintaro]] and {{VideoGame/Mega Man|Classic}}?
* '''MIST.''' Short for [[VideoGame/ParasiteEve Mitochondrion Investigation and Suppression Team, of which Aya Brea is a former member]]? Or the [[Franchise/DeadOrAlive R and D weapons division headed by Victor Donovan]]?
* The game ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' shares its title with a publishing label of Gargoyle Games, a British computer game company of the 1980s.
** The iconic ship of the game known as The Kestrel. [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece An old cruiser brought out of mothballs in time of crisis]] or a [[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity fighter capable civillian warship that tends to find itself in alternate universes]]?
* '''Unknown.''' A series of monsters found onboard the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sunken Gelinka]]? Or is it the alter-ego of [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Jun Kazama]]?
* '''Gravedigger.''' [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Zeus]] in the guise of an insane old man? Or is it a [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis T-virus mutated worm]] seen around the Raccoon Graveyard?
* '''Yamato.''' The dog from ''[[{{VideoGame/Shinobi}} Shadow Dancer]]''. Or it could be [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Sparda's signature katana]] [[VideoGame/DmCDeviMayCry of which Vergil uses as his own weapon]]? Or maybe [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection a shipgirl]]?
* '''Glacia''' is the English name of the Elite Four's Ice-type specialist in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' or the Japanese name of the Ice-type Eevee evolution introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''.
* '''Glacius''' is either the icy creature from ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' or an icy wizard from ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth''.
* '''The Bandersnatch.''' Recurring enemy and/or boss [[Franchise/FinalFantasy in the series]]? Or a one-armed B.O.W. lurking around [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Rockfort Island]]?
* '''Dreamland.''' Both [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Kirby]] and [[VideoGame/PunchOut Mr. Dream]] hail from there.
* '''Ivy.''' Do you mean the plant-based bioweapon seen in the labs underneath [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Raccoon City]]? Or are you referring to one [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Isabella Valentine]]? [[VideoGame/CIMATheEnemy Or the gun-slinging Gate Guardian]]?
* '''Nosferatu.''' Little-known SNES game in which the hero has to rescue his girlfriend from the [[VideoGame/{{Nosferatu}} titular vampire]]? As well as the father of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Alfred and Alexia Ashford]] turned T-Veronica test subject or a ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' [[CastingAShadow Dark spell]] that drains the opponent's HP.
* The name '''Tarvos''' appears twice in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, first as an axe-wielding monster class in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones the eighth game]] and then as a powerful axe usable only by Nolan in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius the tenth.]] It's also a boss in [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack//QUARANTINE]].
* '''The Inklings.''' Are they the ink-based creatures from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' that shift between human and squid forms while spreading paint? Or are they the [[UsefulNotes/TheInklings group of writers]] that included Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/CSLewis?
* '''Hiryuu Kai''' is either a [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration mecha-carrying space warship]] or a [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection remodeled aircraft carrier shipgirl]]. The former was probably named after the latter's namesake[[note]]the IJN aircraft carrier ''Hiryuu'', which sank in Midway[[/note]], but the exact same name is a coincidence.
* '''Gordon''', [[VideoGame/HalfLife The One Free Man]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII a cowardly prince]], or '''[[VideoGame/{{Disgaea}} DEFENDER OF THE EARTH?]]'''
* '''Altair''': The starting town in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', or the first PlayerCharacter of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''?
* '''Yggdrasil''': [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Disco pajama-wearing]] BigBad, or [[VideoGame/OdinSphere the true name of]] [[spoiler: Mercedes, the fairy queen]]?
** Or a [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerg Overlord]] HeroUnit?
* Depending on which version of ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Mortal Kombat Trilogy]]'' you play, you have access to either '''Chameleon''', a male ninja who copies all the other male ninjas, or '''Khameleon''', his DistaffCounterpart. And then the Wii version of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' lets you play as ''both'' characters.
* '''[[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} Chihiro]]''' and '''[[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Chihiro]]''' have something in common: they're both very shy high school students.
* '''Gale Slash''' is an attack in several [=JRPGs=]: a [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} bleed-inducing combo-starter used by Dunban]], and a [[VideoGame/Persona3 a Slash attack that hits multiple foes]] [[VideoGame/Persona4 usable by numerous Personas]].
* First name-wise, we have the name '''Cassandra.''' [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} The daughter of Nathan and Elena Drake?]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Younger sister to Sophitia Alexandra]]? [[Franchise/DragonAge Seeker of Truth]]? Or [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Johnny and Sonya's daughter]], better known as [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Cassie Cage]]?
** The latter two are nicknamed '''Cass'''. Guess who else has that nickname? [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Rose of Sharon Cassidy.]]
* '''Lottie''' is either [[VideoGame/VivaPinata a shopkeeper whose last name is Costolot]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 a teddy bear in a bellhop costume owned by a young girl named Natalia]], or [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing a home-designing otter.]]
* The '''Izuna Drop.''' The first to use the move in video games was a certain [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Spanish Ninja]]. A certain [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} green-haired succubus]] (although hers is called the Hell Dive) and a [[Franchise/StreetFighter sneaker-loving Bushinryuu ninja]] soon followed suit. The Izuna Drop was also adapted by [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Ryu]] [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Hayabusa]], [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5 Nyotengu]], [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]], [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Kage-maru]], [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Amaterasu]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Yoshimitsu]], [[VideoGame/GarouMarkOfTheWolves Tizoc]], [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Galford D. Weiler]], and [[VideoGames/RivalSchools Batsu Ichimonji]].
* Sure [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Mileena]] and [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Kotal Kahn]] hate each other's guts, but they do have one thing in common. Both have Fatalities with the name '''Be Mine.'''.
* A villain named '''Malak'''? Do you mean [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the Sith Lord]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics the Hell Knight]]?
** And speaking of [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Hell Knights]]...
* '''Ragnar''' is either a [[VideoGame/{{Rune}} Viking warrior]] or a [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV soldier of Burland]].
* '''Nevan''': the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Lightning Witch[=/=]Devil Arm]], or the [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI Ghentile Prodigy]]?
* '''Cole'''? You mean [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar the Cole Train, baby]]? Or [[VideoGame/InFamous that guy with lightning powers]]? Or that [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks "chancellor" from Zelda]]? [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Don't remember any other "Cole"...]] And if we're talking about surnames, there's also [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI a certain thief, er, treasure hunter.]]
* If you find a monster in the sea called a '''Leviathan''', check if it's [[Franchise/FinalFantasy the recurring summon]] or [[Franchise/MassEffect an ancient creature]] [[spoiler:that indirectly created the Reapers]].
* '''Corvus''' is either [[VideoGame/{{Heretic}} The Hero]] or [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX the Big Bad]].
* '''Barret''' with one "t" is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII the gun-arm-toting member of AVALANCHE]], while '''Barrett''' with two "t"s is [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution the gun-arm-toting member of the Tyrants]].
* '''Deckard''' is either [[VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns a noble if clueless pirate]] or [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} a mage skilled at identification]].
* In addition to the Street Fighter examples above, '''Balrog''' is also one of the aliens in ''{{VideoGame/Insaniquarium}}''. Then there's ''the'' Balrog, in several ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''-inspired games. Or the Grandmaster's flying battleship in the ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' games.
* The UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum had at least two games called ''Spellbound''; a ''VideoGame/QBert'' clone from Beyond, and an arcade adventure from Mastertronic.
* '''Carver''' is a BadassNormal MightyGlacier with a different discipline than his father. But was his father [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI a carpenter]] or [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII a mage]]?
* '''Princess Hilda''' rules over one of two kingdoms: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Fynn]] or [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds Lorule]].
** Hilda is also the default name of the female protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.
* '''Underhalls''' is both a {{VideoGame/Doom}} II level and a {{VideoGame/Hexen}} II level. It is also a synonym of Catacombs, both another level in Doom II (coincidentally, one exactly 20 levels after Underhalls) and in {{VideoGame/Strife}} (the last commercial game on the ''Doom'' engine).
** "Catacomb" is the also the series title of several early Creator/IdSoftware titles. From one of these comes the name [[VideoGame/{{Heretic}} "D'Sparil"]], or "Desparil" as it was spelled in Catacomb.
* '''Freedoom''' (title case) is a project to create an open-source {{VideoGame/Doom}} [=WADfile=]. '''[=FreeDoom=]''' (camel case) is a Doom source port for Android.
* Thanks to a produce company in Tasmania we get ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and [[http://harvestmoon.com.au/ Harvest Moon.]]
* The army of '''Gallia''' is moving out! Do they fight with [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles guns and tanks]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius claws and fangs]]?
* '''The Reapers''' have either [[VideoGame/{{Infamous}} taken over the Neon District of Empire City]] or [[VideoGame/JustCause enlisted the help of Rico to take over Panau]]. Incidentally, both groups wear red.
** There is also the [[Franchise/MassEffect mechanical race that regularly commits galactic genocide every ten thousand years]].
* The elite special force unit commonly known as '''Ghost(s)''' is either [[VideoGame/GhostRecon Delta company of the US Army's 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Battalion]], [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts Task Force: SPECTRE]], or [[VideoGame/GHOSTSquad Global Humanitarian Special Operations and Tactics unit]].
* '''Sten''' is either [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireII a trickster monkey hero]] or [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins a mighty qunari warrior seeking redemption on the battlefield]].
* '''Black Heart''' is [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} the personification of the]] UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 or a black and red [[BulletHell bullet-happy]] [[VideoGame/BattleGaregga war machine]]. And, Captain '''Blackheart''' (no space) from VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm is a non-player pirate with his own bay.
* '''Edward Ashford''' is a man who performs biological research. He works for either the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Umbrella Corporation]] and is a TokenGoodTeammate or [[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Dexter Industries]] and is a MadScientist.
* '''Kazuya''' is either [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} a member of the Mishima Zaibatsu family]] or [[VideoGame/GlobalChampion one of those who tried to fight against a self-proclaimed perfect soldier]].
* '''Raven''' is either [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} a mysterious assassin]], an [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear immortal zombie]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe an angry young mercenery]], [[UpToEleven every single]] [[VideoGame/ArmoredCore mercenary piloting]] HumongousMecha, or [[VideoGame/EternalChampions a voodoo priestess with the ability to manipulate time]].
* '''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Fang]]''' is a party member from an RPG. '''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Fang]]''' is the Japanese name for a character known abroad as Nack. '''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterV F.A.N.G]]''' is a villain from a fighting game. '''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Feng]]''' is an antagonist, though not necessarily a villain, from another fighting game. '''''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Brad]]'' [[LastNameBasis Fang]]''' is a playable character from a run-and-gun. '''Count Fang''' is a boss in ''VideoGame/YoshisNewIsland''.
* '''Yuria''': Do you mean [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls Yuria The Witch]]? Or do you mean [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Yuria The Bucket]]? Or do you mean [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Yuria of Londor]]?
* '''The Commonwealth''': PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny [[VideoGame/RedFactionII ruled by a Joseph Stalin lookalike]], or [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} the former state of Massachusetts?]]
* '''Ridley''', the ArchEnemy of [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], or [[VideoGame/RadiataStories Ridley Silverlake]], a noblewoman training to be a knight?
* '''Genji''', a [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} ninja cyborg]], a [[VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}} prophet of the Space Butterfly]], or a [[VideoGame/{{Genji}} game based on a real battle in ancient Japan]] featuring a GiantEnemyCrab [[TropeNamers which you]] AttackItsWeakPoint for massive damage?
* '''Sonya''', a badass [[Franchise/MortalKombat police lieutenant]], a [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm barbarian dual-wielding]] {{BFS}}s, or an [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Eyebot]] equipped with an {{EMP}} [[ThisIsADrill drill]]?
* '''Firefall''': Macintosh ''VideoGame/{{Centipede}}'' clone, or [[VideoGame/{{Firefall}} third-person MMO]]?
* The '''Spider Queen''' is an early boss of a game, but was the game's protagonist [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} a wolf goddess of the sun]] or [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon a brother of a famed plumber]]?
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' rarely recycles names even when there's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, but there are some cases in which two characters from different sagas share a name:
** '''Arthur''': Was he [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral a mage from Jugdral]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates an axe wielder from Nohr]]?
** '''Lloyd''': Was he [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe from the Black Fang]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates one of]] ThoseTwoBadGuys?
** '''Selena''': Was she [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones a Grado general]] or [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates a Nohrian mercenary]]?
* '''Team Skull''' is the name of two antagonistic groups in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series: a TerribleTrio in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'', and a villainous gang in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' features a dog called '''Sam'''. ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' features a completely different dog also called Sam.
* '''Eggman''' is the name of the main villain of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and also the name of a minor dead character mentioned in the intro of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. Despite both games being made by Creator/{{Sega}}, WordOfGod is that the identical name was a complete coincidence.
* '''Hades''': One of the gods of Olympus in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', or an optional boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''?
* Many, many ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games feature a moogle named '''Mog'''.
* '''Dragonite''': Is it a super powerful dragon Pokémon from [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the Kanto region]], or is it an alien substance that [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Dr. Andonuts needs to complete his Phase Distorter II]]?
* '''Nate''' is the default name for the male protagonist in two very similar video games: ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' and ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch''.
* '''Ashley''' is either [[VideoGame/WarioWare the girl next door living in the haunted mansion]] or [[VideoGame/AnotherCode a white-haired tomboy who receives a mysterious package from her missing dad]].
* '''Persona''' is either Atlus's top CashCowFranchise ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona (Shin Megami Tensei) Persona]]'' or the alias that Tatsuya Shimizu aka [[Music/{{BEMANI}} Tatsh]] goes by when making tracks for ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}''.
* '''Hotheads''' from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' should not be mistaken for '''Hot Heads''' from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series.
* '''Bonnie''': [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Clemont's little sister]], [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys a purple animatronic rabbit]], [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead a character from The Walking Dead: The Game]] or a [[ViolentGlaswegian Violent Glaswegian]] [[VideoGame/PAYDAY2 female heister that smacks your face with a bottle of Rivertown Glen while carrying the Joceline O/U 12G]].
* '''Joey''': [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver a youngster with a top-percentage Rattata]] [[VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}} or a flashlight wielding girl trapped on another world?]]
* '''Cyrus''' is either [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Reese's husband]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl the leader of Team Galactic]], [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird the leader of STAG]], or [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger the former captain of the Knights of the Square Table]].
* '''Saki''': may refer to:
** [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart An aloof blue-haired girl with electrical powers.]]
** [[VideoGame/VanguardPrincess A popular schoolgirl and captain of her kendo team who seeks to prove she's the best sword girl, and in general, test her skills.]]
** [[VideoGame/{{Suguri}} A cheerful blonde who loves cooking, can fly, unleashes danmaku and throws bombs.]]
** [[VideoGame/SinAndPunishment A young man recruited by a group called the Savior Group to protect Japan from threats]], though most people know him as an [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Assist Trophy]].
* '''Dragon Knight''' definitely comes from a {{MOBA}}, but is he [[VideoGame/Dota2 a full-fledged playable character]], or [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm just a temporary super-form]]?
* '''Spring Man''' is either a boss in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' or one of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{ARMS}}''.
* A number of game characters named '''Marie''': [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} one half of the Squid Sisters]], a [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5 Swedish]] ElegantGothicLolita [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5 marital artist and the youngest-looking fighter of her cast]], [[VideoGame/{{Holdover}} an unarmed, younger-looking]] [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] {{Expy}} [[VideoGame/{{Holdover}} who's weighed down in water by her heavy anklets]], or [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} the Canopy Kingdom's latest and youngest-looking Skullgirl]].
* '''Grumples''' the [[VideoGame/YoKaiWatch Yo-Kai]] shares his name with an enemy from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'' and ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]''.
* '''Burt''': [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Bronto]] or [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland a bouncy clown]].
* '''Silver''': Either the rival trainer in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the psychokinetic hedgehog from the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, or the speedy falcon from ''VideoGame/AngryBirds2''.
* '''Saffron''': [[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Gatekeeper]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} city]], or [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario chef]]?
* '''Seraphic Wing''' can either be [[Franchise/FinalFantasy a recurring weapon]] or [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Gill's devastating Super Art]].
* Of course, '''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]]''' and '''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Roy]]'''. This was very evident when ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for 3DS and Wii U were released and the latter Roy got in instead of the former, and eventually the former was added as DLC, and in the reveal trailer and the All-Star image in the 3DS version, this has not gone unnoticed.
* '''Garr''' is either [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny the king of Phandaria]] or [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII the last of the Guardians of Urkan Tapa]].
* '''Gigavolt''' from ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' is in no way related to the '''"Gigavolt Havoc"''' Z-move from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' or [[VideoGame/SASZombieAssault the assault rifle manufactured by Critical Mass]], outside of Nintendo's games.
* '''Wild World''' is either an ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' title or the fourth world in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''.
* '''Parapa''' is a desert in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. [=PaRappa=] is a rapper in ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper''.
* '''[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Lau]]''' the Chinese grandmaster should not be confused with '''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Law]]'', as in Marshall and Forest.
* Meet '''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Leifang]]'''. She should not be confused with [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Lei Fei]]. Or with '''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Lei Wulong]]''' [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} and]] '''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Feng Wei]]'''. The latter three are all guys, by the way.

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