* '''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'' for a non-Nintendo version.
* '''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?]]
* 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]].
* '''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 ''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''.
* 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'' 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'', 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'''.
* In Creator/{{Rare}} games ''VideoGame/SabreMan'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' two '''Sabre Wulf''' appeared, though being different characters.
** This is an intentional example, however, [[ShoutOut as the latter was directly named after the former.]]
* '''Still Alive''', a song from ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' or ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''?
* [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Lord British]], allow us to introduce you to [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Lord British]].
* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Why are all Morri]][[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins gans in video games]] hot?
** 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.
* '''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/MetalGearSolid2''.
** A prominent rabbit-thing character in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', too.
* Creator/{{Capcom}} has actually quite a few examples within their games:
** '''Retu''' the final boss from ''[[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?]]
*** [[{{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]].
** '''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 {{Turgor}}.
** '''Joe''' can either be VideoGame/{{Viewtiful|Joe}} or [[VideoGame/{{Commando}} Super]].
*** Or even [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Sniper]], among other variants.
*** 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'').
** '''Maya''': [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Spirit Medium]] or [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Secret Agent]]?
*** Or maybe a [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Power Ranger from the planet Mirinoi?]]
** '''Axl,''' can be either be [[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''.
*** Speaking of which, '''Albert''' Wesker wants to use the Uroboros virus to rule the world. Strangely enough, [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Master Albert]] wants to use the Ouroboros Biometal to do the same thing.
*** Here are 2 more '''Albert'''s. First, there's a certain [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic mad scientist]] bent on (you guessed it) ruling the world. And then, let's not forget the [[AxCrazy Axe Man]] from ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2]]''. For all future references, if a character is named "Albert" and he's a Capcom character, chances are that he'll ''definitely'' be a villain.
*** The trend continues with [[VideoGame/DeadRising3 yet another Albert,]] this one a homicidal scientist representing the sin of greed.
** '''Solo''' is either a [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} bounty hunter]], a [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce white-haired lone wolf and last survivor of an entire civilization]] or the [[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]] or a [[VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe fiery blood knight]].
** 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]] [[FinalFight and ex-member of the Mad Gear]] [[HeelFaceTurn trying to go straight]] or a [[{{VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry}} a 1200 year old hideous succubus working for Mundus.]]
** 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 the upcoming game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GJFe7Lp7qpo Gaist Crusher]]''.
** '''Jacques'''...[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Portsman]]? or [[{{Franchise/Onimusha}} Blanc]]?
** See also '''Eliza''' further below.
* Gentlemen, let's introduce you to this [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden gentleman from Tecmo Gaming]], 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''''': Outside of 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 [[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]] or the [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution helicopter pilot who you may or may not save depending on your choices and actions?]]
* '''[=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/{{F-Zero}} 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/{{F-Zero}}'' 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}}.
* ''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''.
* '''Raiden''' the thunder god from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', Raiden the MaskedLuchador from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' the ShootEmUp series, and Raiden from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''.
** 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.
* 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/AceAttorney maiden]]]]?
** Or is she [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork a program that kills herself to stop an evil scientist]], or maybe a [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/eb/Black_White_Iris.png girl]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', who is also the last Gym Leader?
** 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''.
* 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/MetalGearSolid3'', 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."
** Talking about '''Jin''', there's also [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin Saotome]] and [[VideoGame/PanzerBandit Jin]].
** 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 [[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).
** 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.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' we have Noah. Now, recall [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Judge Garbanth]]'s real name.. Yes, it's Noah(fon Ronsenburg).
** ''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}}''?
* 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 ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II''... or perhaps ''Franchise/MassEffect''. There's also a Citadel Station in the first ''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/{{Fallout3}} Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel.]]
* '''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Alec Mason]]''', the Martian freedom fighter, is one letter away from '''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Alex Mason]]''', the Vietnam-era CIA / SOG operator.
* '''Scorpion Tank''': main battle tank of the [[Franchise/{{Halo}} UNSC]] or the [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals GLA]]?
** '''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?]] Or [[VideoGame/BionicCommando a top-secret weapon]] developed by the [[strike:Nazis]] [[NoSwastikas Badds]]?
* '''Starly''': A [[VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy pink starfish]] living in the sky, or [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl the resident local bird of Sinnoh]]?
* 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]].
* '''Scorpion''' from ''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.
* The '''[[OneBadMother Mother]]''' antagonists from ''Franchise/WildArms'' and from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'' are both major villains, with 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]] 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.]]
* '''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 ''MedalOfHonor Allied Assault: Spearhead'' is not to be confused with Corporal Barnes in ''MedalOfHonor: Frontline''.
* '''Aurelia''': [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur queen of Dalkia]], [[DawnOfWar a planet once lost to the Warp]], or [[AceCombat a nation at war with Leasath]]
* Games of ''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 insteresting example with '''Sheena''': both a minor character from the NES ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' and the female playable character from ''RunSaber'', which is itself an {{Expy}} of the original arcade/Mega Drive ''Strider''!
** What about [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheena Fujibayashi]]?
** The president's [[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]]''' and '''[[VideoGame/WildArms3 Beatrice]]'''. [[spoiler: Even though they are both mental entities, of a sort.]]
* '''Shadow''''s a generic name, but ironically only two may come to mind: One's a [[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''.
** 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.
* '''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/MetalGearSolid2 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]]?
** 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/SkylandersSpyrosAdventure 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. Star Man might also be the Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'', or the MaskedLuchador from ''Pro Wrestling''.
** What about that [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} other]] Starman?
* '''Destruction Derby''' is both the name of an early arcade game by Exidy (also known as ''Demolition Derby'') and a 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 {{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]]?
* The working title for '''VideoGame/{{Rez}}''' was ''Project Eden'', but a [[VideoGame/ProjectEden PS2 action-adventure game]] snapped up that name.
* '''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]].
* Top Man is either the name of [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 a robot that uses tops as weapons]] or [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy a race of alien tops]].
* 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?]]
* 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]].
* In regards to '''Black Orchid''' most people would recognize [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Jago's estranged sister and winner of the first KI tournament]], [[EternalChampions not the corporation of assassins, of which Shadow Yamoto is a member]].
* Everyone knows about '''Pandora's Box'''. 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.]]
** Pandora's Box might also be the popular name of a box [[spoiler:who is only thought to bring death, thanks to a halucinogenyc gas]] who's real name is [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonandtheDiabolicalBox The Elysian Box.]]
* 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]], [[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 [[RedDeadRedemption mad treasure hunter]] or that [[CommandAndConquer backstabbing Nod liutenant]]?
* [[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?]]
* '''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?]]
* '''Assassins' Guild.''' The very first had [[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.''' [[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?]]
* '''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?]]
* '''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]].
** And [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Eggman's cousin]].
** If you flip the name to its [[SpellMyNameWithAnS English counterpart]], which is '''Mary''', you got the deceased wife of [[{{VideoGame/SilentHill2}} James Sunderland]], and the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry devil hunter better known as Lady]].
* You got '''Fatman''', [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid2 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''.
* '''Hayate''': The ninja from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''? ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX 2''? ''Shadow of the Ninja''? or ''Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi''?
* [[VideoGame/HeavenlySword Nariko's trigger-happy sidekick]] and [[Videogame/MortalKombat a Shaolin Monk who is friends with Liu Kang]] are both 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?]] Or [[CommandAndConquerTiberium a general in the Brotherhood of Nod who is also a powerful druglord?]]
* '''Azura:''' [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls a Daedric prince?]] [[Videogame/GearsOfWar Or the site of the final battle in the Locust-Human War?]]
* 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.]]
* 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 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]] or [[VideoGame/PowerStone a native of Manches who likes to cut things.]]
* '''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 [[{{Main/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.]]
* '''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]].
** Or a [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Happy-go-lucky journalist]].
** Or [[VideoGame/ParasiteEve Aya Brea's dead little/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.
* '''Momo''' can refer to Namco's ''Franchise/WonderMomo'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''[='=]s M.O.M.O., Capcom's [[VideoGame/RivalSchools tennis player Momo]] or [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Capcom's ditzy scientist Momo]]. 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]]?
* '''Mei-Ling''' can be a [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} sister-turned-sealing ward]] or a [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid perky chinese girl]].
** And [[Videogame/{{Touhou}} Meiling]], a not-so-perky chinese girl.
** 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.]]
* K, are we talking about [[VideoGame/KingOfFighters 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?]]
* 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 [[FatalFury Geese Howard]] [[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 [[MetalGearSolid2 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 [[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 [[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 [[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 ''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?]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Starhawk}}'' is either a vector graphics arcade game based on the Death Star battle from ''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]]?
* '''Lucas''' is a male protagonist of an RPG game created by Nintendo, thats 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 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'' or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokemon White]]''.
* '''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'': Atari2600 bomb-catching game, or 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 VideoGame/XBox360 fan, '''[=GOW=]''' may either stand for ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' or ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''. You may use that to induce hilarity, or get your neck snapped off by an enraged fan.
* ''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 {{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.
** Also, '''Maya''' is the name of Phoenix Wright's assistant and [[spoiler:C Viper]]'s real name.
** 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?]]
* '''Leon.''' [[{{VideoGame/DeadOrAlive}} Mercenary who fights in honor of his deceased lover?]] [[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden A member of the Organization who wishes to defeat Eiji Shinjo?]] It's also the alias of [[{{VideoGame/KingdomHearts}} Squall]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Leonheart]]. And we also have [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence the founder of a vampire-hunting family]], [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 a Psychopath in Fortune City]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the ex-R.P.D. officer]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 turned]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 secret agent]].
* [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Takuma Sakazaki]] [[{{VideoGame/FatalFury}} and his]] [[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.'''
* '''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. 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.]]
* '''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]]''.
* ''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 [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden the original Ninja Gaiden Trilogy]], and '''Bomber Head''', a monster seen in [[{{VideoGame/DarkCloud}} Dark Cloud 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 granddchild]], and [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} the Lone Wanderer.]]
* '''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]].
* '''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 ''StarWarsEpisodeIRacer''? [[{{Franchise/FinalFantasy}} Ifrit's signature attack]]? One [[{{VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3}} Super-Skrull's Hyper Combos]]? Avatar of [[SoulSeries Soul Edge]]? [[{{VideoGame/Tekken}} Devil Kazuya's]] signature laser blast? 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]]? Or the [[{{VideoGame/Doom}} fireball-slinging demons]] from Hell?
* '''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]]?
** It is also the name of an Early AI software which attempts to emulate a psychiatrist, which some people considers a game.
* '''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]]? 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 [[{{VideoGame/StreetFighter}} Cammy White, Charlie Nash]], [[{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} Baby Bonnie Hood]], [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Arthur]], [[VideoGame/ThreeWonders Shibata Shintaro]] and VideoGame/MegaManClassic?
* '''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.
* '''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.''' Depending on the arcade of the Sega Genesis port of Shadow Dancer, it's a dog whose owner is either [[{{VideoGame/Shinobi}} Joe Musashi or his son]]. 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 Elite Four member specializing in ice types in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' or the Japanese name of the ice-type Eevee evolution first introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''.
* '''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]]?
* '''Nosferatu.''' Little-known SNES game in which the hero has to rescue his girlfriend from the [[{{VideoGame/Nosferatu}} titular vampire]]? Or the father of [[{{VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica}} Alfred and Alexia Ashford]] turned T-Veronica test subject?
* 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.]]
* '''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 [[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]], or '''[[VideoGame/{{Disgaea}} DEFENDER OF THE EARTH?]]'''
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