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  • Ganbare Goemon
    • Robo-Shota - Robot Buddy Sasuke, thanks to his small stature, naiveté, and reputation as the perennial uke in the Japanese fandom. The maid costume he gets in Goemon's Great Adventure only makes things worse.
  • Getter Love!!
    • Reika is derogatorily called the "Hose Beast" in the only existing review and walkthrough, both written by Kristina Potts. Alternately, one could also call her "the Joker" because of her exaggerated lips.
  • Gothic
    • Bezi/Bezio - the Polish fans' name for the series' nameless protagonist. A shortened form of the word bezimienny ("nameless"); can be translated e.g. as "Namly".
  • Gran Turismo
    • B-Spec Bob: The B-spec (AI driver who drives for you) driver, which has no name when it debuted in Gran Turismo 4. In 5, the game assigns random name of the B-spec driver when it is created, which can be changed during this process only.
    • Jenkins: A cat in the Kyoto - Gion photomode location.
  • Grand Theft Auto
    • Non-Stop Pop Rock: A name for Los Santos Rock Radio in GTA V, for its more poppier 70s and 80s rock songs and being a male/older version of the radio station Non-Stop Pop FM.
  • Guild Wars
    • Bunnythumper/Thumperbunny - A Ranger/Warrior character build that relies on Expertise, a pet and a hammer.
    • Captain Suicide - Prince Rurik.
    • Wammo - A Warrior/Monk player character, often derogatory.
    • Toucher - A Ranger/Necromancer with max Expertise and Blood Magic and spams Vampiric Touch and Vampiric Bite.
    • Kurzuck, KurSicks, Turdzicks - Offensive term used for Kurzick players.
    • Suxon - Offensive term used for Luxon players.
    • Shiro Tamagotchi
    • Tahnhakai Temphell - Named for Tahnhakai Temple, a terrible difficulty spike amongst many in Factions.
    • Grand Court of Sebhellkeh: Named for the Grand court of Sebelkeh, Nightfall's Difficulty Spike mission.
  • Guilty Gear
    • Coconut - Ky Kiske, due to his Stun Edge special where he says the word because of the game's multiple-voice system.
    • Buri - Bridget, for obvious reasons.
    • Testicle Mania - I-No's boss/CPU/EX-only super.
    • Bacon - Baiken
    • HOS - Abbreviation for Holy Order-Sol.
  • Halo
    • Captain King - Master Chief, after a thread on 4chan's /v/.
    • Fans seem to have taken up on the Covenant's name for the monitors, oracle.
    • HaaH WaaW - Halo Wars, from a bastardized version of the game's box art.
    • Noob Combo - The plasma pistol and battle rifle from Halo 2, two weapons which, together, were practically a Game Breaker. The pistol received a nerf in Halo 3 to undermine this.
    • Half-Jaw: The Shipmaster (named Rtas 'Vadum in the fluff), an Elite commander, named after the fact that he is missing two of the predatorish mandibles that Elites have.
    • Arby/Arbs - The Arbiter
      • Arbitur - M4stur Ch!3f (or some variant) of Arby Nthe Chief calls the Arbiter this. He's called him many things, of course, but this is the only one translatable from L33t Lingo I can think of.
    • Infection form flood are commonly known as "bogies" or "boogers" by players. Also have been referred to as "heads," possibly because of the similarities the flood have with zombies (and the necessity of shooting "the heads" first.)
      • Carrier Flood have also been referred to as "Pods" or "Puffer Pods."
      • Popcorn can also apply to the infection and carrier forms.
    • "Gaylo Reacharound" for Halo: Reach, by either detractors to the series or fans looking to mock detractors to the series.
  • Half-Life
    • G-Man is on the borderlands on this trope since he is never called anything by the other characters in Half-Life and only mentioned as "Our mutual Friend" in Half-Life 2. However he is not acctually named by fans since the name G-Man is picked from the name of his chracter models in the game files. Still it was fans who started referring to him as G-Man.
  • Harvest Moon:
    • Jack: The first, and previously most common, protagonist. He's called "Pete" several times in canon, but "Jack" took off due to the SNES "Jack and the Beanstock" styled scene. The name is used for most other male protagonists, despite them having their own names too.
    • Jill: The Another Wonderful Life protagonist. It goes with Jack's name. Her canon name is "Pony" but it's atypical sounding. Sometimes used to refer to Claire, the blond protagonist from Back to Nature For Girl.
    • Hansel and Gretel: The protagonists of Grand Bazaar
    • Phillip and Lillian: The protagonists of A Tale of Two Villages.
    • Bokumono: The Portmanteau Series Nickname.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic
    • Ubival: Portmanteau of Ubisoft and Nival, the producer and developer of the fifth game.
  • Jet Set Radio Future: Several smart-alec fans refer to Rokkaku's Evil Tower of Ominousness as "Irrelevant" because of this line from the scene where he talks about it: "It's name is... Well, blah diddly blah blah, it's name is irrelevant."
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle is called "Grasshopper Game" in Japan, due to the fact that the majority of higher level fights revolve around both fighters hopping around the stage and hoping to either hit with an air move or knock the other out of the sky with a good anti-air. There's a reason why this game's tiers are built around having a good air and anti-air.
  • Journey
    • Traveler - Named for the unnamed main character's ability to walk and his/her journey.
      • Red Robe - A being dressed in red cloth.
    • Companion - A player who helps you play through Journey online.
    • Ancestors - The White Robes who preceded you in the backstory.
      • White Robe - A being dressed in white cloth.
    • Cloth creatures - Living friendly creatures with bodies of cloth.
    • Guardians - The machines who turned against the Ancestors in an apocalyptic civil war.
    • Journey used to have a glitch that generated an immobile scarf connected to the ground in the second to last area of the game. Those in the development team that knew about it called it "Gary the Scarf," which spread to the fans. At some point, a second scarf appeared near Gary and fans began calling it "Larry the Scarf." Sadly, a patch was eventually released that removed both Gary and Larry from the game.
  • Journey To Silius has a hovering Demonic Spider enemy in its third stage that one Let's Player nicknamed HumpBot, for its habit of homing in on and Collision Damage-raping you. Or maybe it's named after a certain robot in Robot Chicken.
  • Kamui
  • Kingdom Hearts
    • The Agrabah WEAPON - Bonus Boss "Kurt Zisa", so named after the winner of a contest. Comes from its location and its resemblance to various Lost Technology enemies from the Final Fantasy games. Used most often by people who think Kurt Ziza is a stupid name.
    • BHK (Blonde-Haired Kid) - Roxas from Kingdom Hearts II, due to his appearance in the teaser for KHII featured in the original game.
    • Mansex - Xemnas, due to a rather unfortunate anagram of this name. (If I have to revert the Wikipedia page on Org. XIII about this one more time...)
      • "Sexman" and "X-Mas" for the same reason.
    • Bigrax - Xigbar. See above.
      • And "Ziggy" as well.
    • Even less known is E-sexual, for Lexaeus, as above.
    • And Rent-Xa-Ho (Rents a ho) for Xehanort. Of course, none of these are surprising considering they're all members of..
    • Orgy XIII - Organization XIII, for the fandom's tendency to ship everyone with each other. So many permutations...
      • 78 possible OTPs, to be exact. And there's a fic out there for all of them.
      • With Xion's inclusion you get 13 new pairings.
      • 14 if you count Power Trio threesomes as OT Ps.
    • Repliku - Riku Replica.
      • Interestingly, this actually IS the character's name in the German version of the game.
    • Sorangle - Derisive term for Sora, due to the impressive stunts he pulled out in KHII thanks to the Action Commands (IE, the triangle button).
    • King Of Hearts - Sora due to his many appearances with a crown and the fact he has one of if not the strongest heart in the series.
    • Zebra Mansex, The Evil Cow - Final Form Xemnas, dues to his black and white cloak.
    • Baldinort - Master Xehanort from the incoming prequel Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep to distinguish him from the current Xehanort. Also known as Baldsem, Geezernort, or Oldynort.
      • And don't forget about Grampinort and (before his name was revealed) Old Bald Man.
      • Conversely, pre-game Xehanort (before he takes over the Radiant Garden) is sometimes called Tinynort.
      • And now that the game's been released in Japan, we have Terranort, the final boss of Last Episode, which, unsurprisingly, is the result of Master Xehanort committing Grand Theft Me on Terra.
      • Fans have come up with Rikunort for the Ansem-Possessed-Riku. Bonus points for basing it on Terranort.
      • In relation to the above, we get Xehanorterransemnas.
      • Following on from this, we get Venitas, which is for more or less the same reasons but with Ven being (temporarily) GTM'd by Vanitas.
    • McFlurry - Axel, from his official title, "The Flurry of Dancing Flames."
    • 411 - The strangely popular Vexen/Marluxia pairing (they are the 4th and 11th members of the Organization)
    • Marly - A nickname for Marluxia. Often comes with Alternate Character Interpretation as a bisexual molestor and rapist.
    • The Sporking Bitch - Axel, due to his appearance in nearly all MSTs of Kingdom Hearts fanfiction.
    • Xaldouche - Xaldin, due to his Jerkass behavior in Days.
    • Zexy for Zexion, made up from his actual name and the word "Sexy." Fangirls tend to use variations of the phrase "Zexy is so sexy with his lexy" ("lexy" for lexicon, as in the book which he uses for a weapon).
      • This one was actually used in the original version of Chain of Memories, making it not so much a fan nickname as an actual nickname that caught on with the fanbase.
      • Incidentally, "Lexy" may also refer to Lexaeus, given the fact that they're consistently seen (and, thus, paired in the fandom) together whenever they're shown at all.
      • Or rather, when Lexeaus is shown at all, since he's the least Bishōnen of the Organization, while Zexion is unarguably the most.
    • Xarmy Use/Xarmy Sue: Xion, due to being yet another female Kingdom Hearts Character in loose relation to Kairi, who falls victim to the Common Mary Sue Traits. The fact that she's pretty Emo for most of the game though she's got her reasons, to say the least and ends up being a second Implied Love Interest for Roxas, besides Namine, doesn't help.
    • Xomg/Gloomex: The Organization Moogle in 358/2 Days, due to the member's habits of rearranging their names with an "X."
      • Mooglex: A less creative variation of the above.
    • Somebodies: An unofficial name for the human forms of the members of Org. XIII, as opposed to Nobody.
      • However, in CoM, Axel says "We Nobodies can never hope to be Somebodies" giving it some cannon backing.
      • Others: An alternative of the above. Taken from Roxas telling Sora that he "make(s) a good other."
    • Double K: For Rikku to differentiate her from...
    • Single K: Riku.
    • Sexy Back: Aqua.
    • Young!Nort, Trollnort or D-Nort for Young Master Xehanort.
      • Also, TOKI WO TOMARE!-nort. He actually says just that during his Desperation move.
    • Xehaborg for the second Organization XIII
      • Organortzation XIII and Organization XIII-2 are also rapidly gaining steam, the latter especially.
    • Waltz of the Thirteen: Xigbar's theme.
  • Kingdom of Loathing
    • TPTB - "The Powers That Be", i.e. the creators of the game.
    • Smurf: Substituted for many spoilerific phrases, but most commonly the Wand of Nagamar that is used to win the final battle.
    • Titfairy (also Boobfruit): An item-of-the-month earned this name after people saw not a mushroom fairy with a bowl on her head, but a pair of breasts squeezed between a bowl and a skirt.
    • Oxycore: A hardcore oxygenarian run (where the player has no access to previously-earned gear and cannot eat or drink anything but gains some special rewards at the end), turned into a portmanteau for brevity.
      • Challenge paths are often tagged "-core" when stacked with hardcore restrictions — zombiecore, bearcore, beecore, and so forth.
  • The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting... let's just say the majority of SNK's fighting games...
    • Let's start with the one thing this company is known for: SNK Boss Syndrome.
    • Ass Crimson - Ash Crimson from The King of Fighters 2003, who is so flamboyant that he might qualify as a Gorgeous George.
      • Ass Crapson: Call it a derogatory variant of the above.
      • Fish Crimson, stemming from an unfortunately squished uppercase "A" in one of the XI menus resembling the letter F.
      • Fist Crimson, a typo of the above.
      • Ashley Crishit and Ash Shitson are less popular but still common variations of the above. You can tell that a lot of people hate Ash, but SNK (and the Japanese) just love him.
    • The Beijing King: Kim Kaphwan, thanks to the My Way Entertainment fan dub of one of the Fatal Fury OVAs.
    • Old Hero Team, Team Japan, Team Esaka - Kyo, Benimaru, and Daimon, with the last one being due to their theme music (which is usually entitled "Esaka" or a variation thereof).
    • The Pretzel - the motion for Geese Howard's Raging Storm attack: down-back, half-circle back, down-forward. So named because the thumb traces a pretzel shape on the directional pad while inputting the move.
    • The Almighty Stance - Robert Garcia's idle animation from Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and The King of Fighters XI, where he dances back and forth constantly. The name comes from the GameFAQs fighting games boards, where, during a discussion about character stances, a user declared Robert's grooving to be "almighty."
    • Cheesenitz - Goenitz.
    • Goenadz - Goenitz.
    • In some circles, all of Shen Woo's moves have nicknames, most of them consisting of "SHEN WOO <move>". Yes, uppercase is mandatory.
    • Yaoiori - Say his last name backwards. It's Im-a-gay.
    • Rugalspin - Rugal's Dead End Screamer DM from '98, when coupled with Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Right Round." Became a small meme in a short amount of time, thanks to M.U.G.E.N (see below).
      • Wolfgang Krauser has a variation of this as well (his SDM is a throw where he, you guessed it, SPINS YOU RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND), aptly named "Krauserspin."
      • And now with 2002: Unlimited Match, Goenitz now has his own take on the fad, with his MAX2/HSDM summoning a tornado which SPINS YOU RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD BABY RIGHT ROUND ROUND ROUND. We christen it the Goenitzspin.
      • And just in case you thought we'd forget, Kyoshiro Senryo predates them all by a hundred or so years with the Kyoshirospin.
    • Alucard, Emil Castagnier: Igniz. The first one should be the other way around because he's voiced by Norio Wakamoto (and not Johnny Yong Bosch) and Norio Wakamoto is Dracula, but it isn't because Dracula does not have blonde hair and isn't a Bishōnen. Although, unlike Emil, Igniz is ANYTHING but timid. And he doesn't need a Superpowered Alternate Side to fight for him.
      • Iggy, short for Igniz.
    • Billy Idol for Krizalid, so named for his resemblance to the singer.
    • Commander Pringles: Clone Zero from 2000.
      • Also "Penis" for no reason whatsoever. Although it might be due to his mustache's resemblance to Dr. Robotnik's.
    • Geeser the Cheeser, Geeseter Bunnie: Geese Howard, obviously.
    • Lameness: Nameless, the Suspiciously Similar Substitute of K9999 in KOF 2002: Unlimited Match. He's called that by those who don't like him. Yes, it is an unimaginative nickname.
    • Gay Bash: K', due to the unfortunate coincidence that his name rhymes with this.
      • There is also K-Douche in some circles.
    • Tetsuo for K9999.
    • Samurai Shodown: In Mexico Kyoshiro was usually called "the clown" (due to the face paint) and Amakusa "the witch."
    • Fathena for Athena's appearance in The King of Fighters XII, thanks in part to her Moeness and chubby legs. It's rapidly gaining speed.
    • The Amazing Flying Jhun: Yet another Good Bad Bug (the games are brimming with them). In 2003, one Jhun Hoon's aerial moves involved stomping on your head. If you performed a roll quickly after successfully executing this technique, Jhun would be left hovering in the air. In addition, his pushback would no longer be functional, allowing him to smash anyone open with the purest of ease. You can see the ensuing onslaught here and here.
    • SNK Gals Fighters is usually called The Queen of Fighters.
  • Kirby
    • Bandana Dee - A Waddle Dee wearing a blue bandana who originally appeared in the Megaton Punch minigame in Kirby Super Star. He was given a larger role in the Updated Re-release as a character in the Revenge of the King game, and is set to become a playable character in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though the game still refers to him as simply 'Waddle Dee'.
    • Sailor Dee - Similarly, a Waddle Dee with a sailor hat that appears in the Revenge of Meta Knight game from Super Star.
    • Sugar Rush - Kirby's Invincibility mode after he eats a Super Lolipop.
    • Meta Knight - MK, Meta, and occasionally Sir Meta Knight (although that's canon in the anime).
    • Triple D (possibly originating from Escargoon in Kirby of the Stars), 3D, or DDD - King Dedede. Occasionally, D^3 or D3 crops up.
  • Knights of the Old Republic
    • Bratsila/Bitchila - Bastila Shan; generally used by players who dislike her constant 'The Jedi Council is never wrong! You're falling to the Dark Side and will go to hell!" rants.
    • Captain Paranoid (self explanatory)/Fashion Disaster/Flyboy - Carth Onasi. Three words - The Orange Jacket. (shudder..)
    • Big Z - Zaalbar's in-game nickname.
    • Mish - Mission Vao
    • Candalore/Manderous - Canderous Ordo, following his promotion to leader of the Mandalorians in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. His army of Fangirls refer to him as 'Candy' or 'Candy-man" (usually this is very tongue-in-cheek).
    • Bald Old Coot - Jolee Bindo
    • T3, Tin Can, Mobile Trashcan - T3-M4
    • Tall,Pale and Jawless/Jawless Wonder - Darth Malak. Following the reveal of his full name in the KotOR comics (Alek Squinquargesimus), he gained the nicknames Darth Squinty and Darth Squigglypants.
    • Reverend Mother - Kreia.
    • Wacky Wookiee - Hanharr
    • Di/Mike/Mikey - The Disciple (from the name he only reveals if you don't recruit him into the party)
    • Pazaak Fiend/Captain Pazaak - Atton Rand (as he's somewhat obsessed. It turned out counting cards keeps people from reading your mind)
    • Sleeps-with-vibroblades - Darth Sion
    • Darth Mumbles - Darth Nihilus
  • La-Mulana (Most of the following originated in DeceasedCrab's Let's Play of this game)
    • Castlevania Birds - Cockatrices, the dive-bombing gray birds found on the surface.
    • Catball - Cat Sidhe, the cat-like enemy that rides on its ball.
    • Surprise Fish - Water Reaper, the fish that hide in waterfalls and pop out to knock you off the platform you're riding on.
    • Hard Mode Tablet - The tablet in the Mausoleum of the Giants that warns you not to read it twice and makes various things in the game harder if you do.
  • Left 4 Dead
    • Uncle Phil - Coach from Left 4 Dead 2 (he's the tall black guy), for his uncanny resemblance to said character.
    • Chuking - Throwing a Bile Bomb. A portmanteau of 'chucking puke'.
  • Legacy of Kain
    • The Soul Reaver, when it eats blood rather than souls, is called the "blood reaver".
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Limbo of the Lost
    • Popeye the Smelly - William Nilmates. His appearance as a living corpse justifies the second part of this nickname; the first part is referring to one of his eyes falling out with an "OOOOOOPPPS" during your first meeting with him. Name coined by rpg.net user "Wields-Rulebook-Heavily" for his commentary on the game's proceedings.
    • Zombieman - The skinless character that Briggs meets near the end of the Darkmere chapter, who turns out to be the real mayor of Darkmere, as his outside body was hijacked by the Soul Taker that haunts the town. Also coined by Wields-Rulebook-Heavily.
  • Mabinogi
    • Any criticism directed at Nexon, tends to be called Nexon Fail, mainly because of how many patches break more things than they fix.
    • "The Loli" - Mari, and the only female character in the game without breasts.
    • "The Emo" - Tarlach, since he always depressing things.
    • Goldbuyer - Anyone rich enough to afford nice clothing from player shops, doesn't mean they do, but just someone who buys expensive stuff. The sellers justification for high prices is usually "I'll just wait for a goldbuyer to buy it."
    • Gachapwned - Someone who bought Gachapon items from the cash shop and got lemons.
  • MapleStory
    • Sin - The Assassin class, because the extremely finicky swear filter originally wouldn't let you say "ass". Especially prevalent at that time since only the first two class tiers were available, so assassin was the highest class in its path.
    • BanditSin - A bandit that uses claw skills before advancement from thief (because the 1st job claw skill is so much better over 1st job dagger skill, and bandits get an attack skill upon advancement that renders the first dagger skill obsolete anyways). Also called "assbandits" by those who dislike this practice.
    • Hybrid Spearman - A Spearman who balances weapon use between spears and polearms.
  • Mass Effect
    • GARrus - Nickname for Garrus Vakarian, resident Cowboy Cop and most Bad Ass turian among a species of badasses.
      • Space Batman as well.
    • Reapinator - A variant of the nickname for the final boss of Mass Effect 2, for obvious reasons.
      • A portion of the ME community has also started calling him "Pants" presumably because he is only a torso.
    • TIM - The Illusive Man. Also known as Timmy.
    • Miranda is called "Miri" a lot. This one actually comes from the game—Niket calls her this.
    • Mecha-Cthulhu - The Reapers. Usually refers to Sovereign since he was the first one we encountered.
    • The female Player Character is frequently called "FemShep". Acknowledged by BioWare with "FemShep Friday", the day that the FemShep Mass Effect 3 trailer was released.
      • MaleShep, ManShep, BroShep, or DudeShep are also used to refer to a male Player Character.
    • A unnamed human, who is continuously tries to obtain a refund from a turian (who is probably disallowing it due to Fantastic Racism), is aptly called "Refund Guy".
    • The default male Shepard is known as "Vander!Shep", "Vanderloo!Shep", or, most commonly, "Sheploo". In fact, any combination of "Shepard" and "Vanderloo".
    • The M-300 Claymore shotgun is known as the Krogun, and the M-98 Widow sniper rifle is known as the Widowmaker.
    • SuZe - Short for Subject Zero, before her actual name was revealed as Jack.
    • Jacob "The Priiize" Taylor - Named after an unfortunate bit of dialogue during his romance scene.
    • "Valley Girl Quarian" (fer sure, oh my keelah), and "Friend Zone Turian" (you deserve someone who respects you), for the two conversing in that famous Ilium bar.
    • Race Card Turian - The turian civilian at Citadel Security who keeps going on about how "You humans are all racist!" to the C-Sec officer at customs.
    • "Techno Turian" for the random turian in Thane's loyalty mission who walks onto the dancefloor and proceeds to own the place. Many a player has failed the mission due to being captivated by this guy.
    • 'Renegon' and 'Paragade', which are popular playing styles that involve playing one's Shep as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and an All-Loving Hero-That-Has-To-Shoot the Dog-Sometimes, respectively.
      • The much-maligned Paragade path is actually referenced in one of the Tupari machine's lines in ME2.
      Only losers drink Paragade. You want Tupari! Winners drink Tupari!
      • The game's Renegade and Paragon morality sides are also usually used as a shorthand way of referring to Chaotic Good and Lawful Good characters or actions in the game.
    • The M-920 Cain is (in)accurately called the Nuke Gun.
      • The Codex in the third game mentions Alliance soldiers calling it this, making it a piece of Ascended Fanon.
    • The unnamed sniper in the teaser for ME3 has been named "Big Ben" because he's in... Big Ben.
      • He's also known by the nickname "Nigel Fishnchips".
      • He turns up when Shepard returns to Earth at the end of the game - his real name is Major Coats.
    • Best Crew - Using Wrex and Garrus as party members in the original game. Originated from "Which crew is the best crew? Wrex-Garrus crew is the best crew!"
    • Cutscene Pistol of Doom: The generic pistol Shepard often wields in cutscenes, which is apparently capable of killing fully-shielded mercenaries (krogan included) in single shots, regardless of how many shots it would take to kill them in gameplay. Related to Dragon Age's Murder Knife, and occasionally even called the Murder Pistol.
      • Related are Cutscene Krogan, or Cutgan: Krogan who inexplicably die after minor wounds in cutscenes despite requiring heavy fire to bring down in-game.
    • "Ninja Bitches" for Cerberus Phantoms.
    • The final enemy of Mass Effect 3 (essentially a random mook) is affectionately known as "Marauder Shields".
    • Space Magic for the Gainax Ending.
    • "Starchild", "Godchild", "Godbrat", "Starbabby" (and more explicit nicknames) for The Catalyst at the end of the game.
    • The Catalyst is also one. It incorrectly conflates the designation the Protheons gave the location with the unnamed AI found inside it. The term isn't even stretchable since Catalyst literally describes what the Protheons were using that for, it wasn't just some random name they thought sounded neat.
    • Team Dextro - The Garrus-Tali squad. Refers to the fact that, besides being the only party members who can (potentially) be with you in all three games, they're also the only party members from dextro-amino acid-based species (contrast humans, who are levo-amino acid-based). This is a galaxy in which there are most definitely biochemical barriers.
    • Virmire Survivor:Ashley / Kaidan; you must choose to save one and let the other die on Virmire. This term is a way of referring to the survivor's appearances in the sequels.
    • Mel, the The Lad-ette marine found in the Purgatory night-club is more fondly referred to as "Infiltrator-Tits".
    • The SSV Daddy Issues - The Normandy, due to the Parental Issues that most of its crew throughout the games have, up to and including Shepard him/herself if you pick certain origins.
    • The Cerberus Taco Cart Theorem: Used in reference to the fact that nearly all Cerberus experiments end with whatever they were experimenting on getting loose and killing all the scientists involved. Usually after taking over the base. Name comes from Glorious Shotgun Princess where various characters joke that if Cerberus built a taco cart it would take over the base and start killing all their guys.
    • From ME3 mulitplayer
      • "Grab" : almost all synchkills are called this, even ones, such as phantoms that don't involve actually grabbing the target. Probably because most synchkills do involve grabbing.
      • "magnet hands" or just "magnets": refers to a lag based issue where a banshee will drag a player a (sometimes considerable) distance before synch-killing them.
      • Brotarians for Batarians(from "Come at me bro"). The Batarian heavy melee atttack is also called the Falcon Punch due to it's slow speed and tremendous power.
      • May mulitplayer classes are referred to by a combination of their race and class, sometimes as an acronym. (GI for Geth Infiltrator, H Sol for human soldier. )
      • Kroguard for Krogan vanguard. Also called the "Krogod", due to being the tankist class in the game and the only vanguard commonly seen off-host(due to the vanguard bug). Dubbed by some as "The Murder Train".
      • Spamguard and Novaguard for the common human vanguard builds that involve using a combination of biotic charge and the nova invulnerability frames to fly around the map.
  • MechWarrior
    • Most of the fan nicknames from BattleTech, as the franchise is based on BattleTech.
    • Boat - a Mech layout built around a single type of weapon—laser boat, missile boat, gauss boat, etc.
    • Gausszilla - An assault mech based on a large number (3-4) of Gauss Rifles, especially the famous Annihilator variant with quadruple Gauss.
    • Gladbag - the Gladiator/Executioner, which is an infamously powerful mech with extremely heavy armament, a 95-ton chassis, and standard jump jets.
    • Poptarting - Using jump jets to leap into the air from behind cover, take a shot, fall back into cover, repeat as necessary.
    • The Stargate - A large piece of circular wreckage on the "Tourmaline Desert" map in Mechwarrior Online, which is one of the most visible landmarks.
    • Mount Doom - The "Terra Therma" map from Online, which takes place on an active volcano.
  • Mega Man
  • Melty Blood
    • Roast Beef, Reez-Baife, Reese Beefe: Riesbyfe, whose name has been transliterated in multiple ridiculous ways. For the record, it's pronounced more or less like the second one.
    • Warcueid: The evil version of Arcueid Brunestud. Renamed officially to "Red Arcueid" as of Melty Blood: Act Cadenza.
    • Vampire Sion: Fan name for Sion TATARI. Originally was named the much more confusing "Kyuuketsuki Sion" which is what led to the Fan Nickname.
    • "Fucking Cat": Any player who's lost way too many times to Len, White Len or worse the Neco Arcs is likely to say this.
  • Metal Gear
    • Nippleshirt and Ugly Pants - Names for outfits Snake wears in Metal Gear Solid 4. The Nippleshirt is the black skintight shirt he wears in the Briefings. The Ugly Pants are the green hospital pants Snake dons for his Fan Disservice Shirtless Scene.
    • Rape Truck - The truck Big Boss uses to kidnap soldiers with in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.
    • Oh, Kojima - Mostly affectionate name used to describe anything Narmful, preachy, bizarre or shamelessly masturbatory that happens in the games.
    • Mt. Snakemore - the Outer Haven ship, for its decoration.
    • Moaning Rat - derogatory nickname for Naomi, in the MGS codename style. Derives from a popular, pornographic and highly disturbing fanfic.
    • Thunderthong - the underwear worn by Raikov.
    • Oceliquid - name given by some people to the Evil Hand mindmeld between Ocelot and Liquid, until Metal Gear Solid 4 canonised his name as Liquid Ocelot, which most people were calling him anyway.
    • Ocelettes - the members of the Ocelot Unit.
    • Zadoorknob - intentional Mondegreen of Zadornov in Peace Walker.
    • Poop - Johnny Sasaki, a.k.a. Akiba, the perpetually bowel-issue-ridden Butt Monkey of the series.
    • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is already being called Ninja Raiden or Metal Gear May Cry due to similar Hackand Slash gameplay. Bonus point to the former for having a ninja. Well a cyborg ninja in this case.
      • Ezio Mode for Raiden's Ninja Run, because you have limited Parkour abilities with it active.
      • Heavy Metal Gear Solid, due the habit of firing up the song lyrics at clutch moments.
  • Metal Slug
    • Super Soldier - Allen O'Neal, Morden's bodyguard and Implacable Man extraordinaire.
    • Glen Achilles - The unused soldier prisoner in Metal Slug 5. Coined by Ragey of Metal Slug: Missing In Action. His anme apparently shows up as "[rank] Achilles" should you use hacking to rescue him and beat the level, though the first name was Ragey's invention.
  • Overlord
    • Overlad - The protagonist of Overlord II, what with being a Legacy Character.
      • And by extension, the protagonist of the first game should be Overdad.
      • Overlad is actually a nickname used by the actual creators.
  • Metroid
    • Noob Bridge - A collapsing bridge in Super Metroid with spikes just above it. Crossing this bridge requires holding down the easily-overlooked run button while running across it, and many players ask how to get across this rather simple trap.
    • Noob Tube - The glass tube you have to break with a Power Bomb to get into Maridia. Another pons asinorum of the game. (c.f. Call Of Duty)
    • "Boosty" and "Spidey" for a couple of Prime 2's surprisingly difficult bosses. (The Boost and Spider Guardians, respectively.)
    • Iron Ted - The unnamed Ridley robot that serves as the real final boss of Zero Mission.
      • Also known as Mecha Ridley or Ridley Robot.
    • Charge Beam Beast, Beamst - The giant worm thing that drops Charge Beam. Another boss not found in the original Metroid or named in Zero Mission.
      • Named Deorem.
    • Bob - The one missile tank in Fusion that can't be skipped. (Technically, a method has been found, but it requires such precision that the requirement for pulling it off on a real GBA is pausing the game repeatedly to simulate framepauses you can do on an emulator.)
    • Mysterious Black Dude - The at-the-time unnamed Anthony Higgs, who had never been seen in a prior Metroid game, yet whose only line in the Metroid: Other M trailer was, "Remember me?"
    • The Gauntlet - Upon entering the Phazon Mines in Prime, there is only a save room after approximately half the area, two minibosses, and dozens of Space Pirates. Also, the area of upper Crateria in Super packed with Yapping Maws, acid, an Energy Tank and two Missile Tanks is known likewise, since you have to repeat the whole thing if you flub the positioning for getting both Missile Tanks.
    • BSL (Blonde Scientist Lady) - Melissa Bergman as of her Other M appearance in the trailer, in the same vein as Anthony Higgs above.
    • El Pollo Loco - A giant chicken lizard thing that appeared in one of the trailers, for Other M.
    • Choogle - The little rabbit/lizard-like enemy in Other M. Also known as Larval-Form Ridley. Yes, THAT Ridley.
    • Pseudo-Screw Attack/Ghetto Screw Attack - charging your beam and flipping into an enemy, just like the Screw Attack. It typically does more damage than the average beam, but it also does damage to you if you fail to kill the enemy you're ramming.
    • Then there's the Ninja Pirates that you fight two rooms away from Ridley in Super Metroid. so named because they don't shoot beams at you, but employ the use of shooting claws, martial arts, and jumping very high to fight you.
  • Minecraft
    • Hellstone, Bloodstone - Nicknames for the reddish Netherrack [sic] block found in the Nether.
    • Adminium - The indestructible block that is found in the bottom five layers of the map. Officially known as bedrock.
    • Squidward Villagers, Testificates - The un-named villagers in Minecraft.
  • Mondo Medicals: The crazy person who delivers the noisy, garbled speeches in the cutscenes is sometimes called "Shouty Guy" or "Shouty Priest Guy" (due to his clothes.)
  • Monster Hunter lends itself to fans creating short and/or outlandish nicknames due to the titular monsters having odd classifications and names.
    • Bananasaurus, Sponge, Spongebob: Royal Ludroth.
    • Disco Chicken works for some on the subject of Qurupeco.
    • Jay Leno or The Crimson Chin: Uragaan, for his prominent rocky chin.
    • GI Jho: Deviljho, and you're Cobra.
      • Devil Bro is for when he kills a monster for you.
    • One event features a giant Ivory Lagiacrus. Due to its rather obvious ability to inflict massive damage, many fans have taken to calling it "Steroid Ivory Lagiacrus".
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mother 3
    • Flint Norris - Flint. Several members of the Mother series fandom compare him to Chuck Norris and he is sometimes called "The Chuck Norris of Nintendo".
    • Kuma or Kumi - Kumatora. Used as a shortened version of her name before the Fan Translation because her full name did not fit in the Japanese version using Romanji/the English Alphabet. Only 6 spaces were given to the player to name several of the main characters in the game.
  • M.U.G.E.N
    • Gang Rape - The Alien's Super Move that calls forth an entire army of Xenomorphs to gang-assault the opponent. So named because they're bunched very tightly on the opponent, and the lights strobe afterwards, giving that sort of impression.
    • Master Cheese - A Game Breaker version of Geese Howard named "Master Geese". Thus dubbed due to his ridiculously high attack strength and move roster that includes two instant-kill attacks.
      • It got to the point where someone made a fan-made sound file for him that replaced his vocals with comedy sounds. His intro? This fan-made SND changes it to... "I am The Cheese!"
    • Astral Zetsumei Fatal Basara Destroyed: Pretty much any character that has a Bad Ass finishing move (edited in or not).
    • Freddie Mercury: Super Mario By ShinRyoga and NeoAnkh/Reubenkee
    • Rugal_Excrement: For Rugal_E by EvilSlayerX5
    • Retarded Character: Any character that has horrible controls, badly-coded features, deplorable spritework, or is just a blatant spriteswap of another.
  • Myst Series
    • Saavy, Saav, Saavi, Vedrey, Vedro - All nicknames for Saavedro, the antagonist from Myst III: Exile.
    • Whark - alternate spelling of "wahrk", one of the creatures from Riven; this was how one of the characters spelled it and some fans adopted that spelling.
    • Wahrk Gallows - The tall golden teepee structure on Jungle Island in Riven.
    • All of the islands in Riven have Fan Nicknames based on what structures they feature, and even those names differ amongst fans.
      • For example, the island you start on has been called Temple Island, Dome Island, and many others, due to the presence of both, while the final island has been called Catherine's Island, Prison Island, and other many things.
    • Mazerunner - An infamous puzzle from Myst.
    • Waffle Iron, Waffle Grid: The name given to another infamous puzzle in Riven that looks like a waffle grid.
    • Lava Chamber - That room in the age of Voltaic in Myst III: Exile that fills up with lava in order to solve one of the puzzles.
    • Sirrus' Guitar, Spider Chair - Yet another infamous puzzle from Myst IV: Revelation.
    • Ye Olde Grabbye Hande - The archaic-looking hand cursor as it appears in Myst, Riven, and Myst III: Exile - the last two games have redone versions of the hand cursor, and Uru Live has a differently designed cursor entirely.
    • The Stranger - The name given to the AFGNCAAP player character of the first four games.
    • Panic Link - What happens when your Uru Live character falls off a cliff, or towards another unsurvivable thing, such as lava - your avatar links back to his/her home age, Relto.
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