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  • Nethack
    • Rodney - The Wizard of Yendor.
    • Team Ant, Team a - The Ant class of monsters, the most common cause of player death on public NetHack servers. Announcements of player death by Soldier Ant are accompanied by shouts of "GO TEAM ANT!"
    • Rubber Chicken - Corpse of a cockatrice, which petrifies anything touching it. Often used as weapon (don't forget your gloves), by literally bashing enemies it with, and a cause of many accidental deaths.
    • Foocubus - Generic term for any incubus or succubus.
      • in the same vein "footrice" is sometimes used to refer to cockatrices and chickatrices collectively, since they and their corpses (mentioned above) have the same petrifying properties
    • Gnome With A Wand Of Death - Any low level monster with an unusually powerful weapon.
    • SDSM, GDSM - Silver/Grey Dragon Scale Mail, generally considered the two best armors in the game.
    • Vladbane - Any intentionally weakened weapon used for Cherry Tapping the famously whimpy Vlad.
    • Eye Of The Tapioca - Eye of the Aethiopica.
    • Orb of Weight - The Orb of Fate.
  • No More Heroes
    • Henry - Mister Sir Henry Motherfucker, after Travis' use of the name.
  • Panzer Dragoon
    • Only the dragon of Panzer Dragoon Zwei has a canon name — Lagi, as named by the hero Lundi. It has gone on to be applied to every game's dragon by fans.
  • Paper Mario
    • Danger Mario runs - ways of playing the game where picking your level-up options results in Mario having extremely low HP but very high FP and BP.
  • Planetside
    • "Biffers" - BFRs/"Battle-Frame Robotics" aka "Big Fucking Robots"
    • The three factions, which are Colour Coded Armies, are known to some players as:
      • Smurfs (the blue New Conglomerate)
      • Elmos (the red Terran Republic)
      • Barnies (the purple Vanu Sovereignty)
    • Noobhammer - derogatory nickname for the NC's heavy weapon, the Jackhammer. Supposedly you can just point, click, and kill.
    • Fagrider - a derogatory nickname for the Vanu Magrider, a hovertank of considerable maneuverability compared to its counterparts. Also known as the "Lagrider" or "Magmower" earlier in Planetside's life, due to Vanu propensity to take it out without a gunner and just use it to run over enemy troops.
  • Pokémon
    • Uber - Used for Pokémon who are Game Breakers in Player Versus Player and are thus banned in the Metagame.
    • Legendary - While the term is used in canon, a different definition is used by the fandom to mean the many one chance only Pokémon that appear in the series. While this does include the rare Pokémon with actual legends behind them, fan usage includes Pokémon like Mewtwo and Deoxys, which don't have legends attached to them due to their origins. A good portion of them happen to be described as Uber as well.
    • Legendary Birds - Used in reference to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. Sometimes Lugia and Ho-oh, too.
    • Legendary Beasts - Used in reference to Entei, Suicune, and Raikou. Once called Legendary Dogs or Legendary Cats, but didn't stick due to arguments on what the Pokémon in question actually resembled, which leads us to an amusing third/fourth nickname for the trio: the Legendary Gerbils. Crown Beasts is another nickname, usually used specifically for the three shiny beasts that were given out in events near the end of Gen IV.
    • Legendary Golems - Used in reference to Regirock, Registeel, and Regice. Regigigas may or may not be included. The group is also known as (The) Regis.
    • Weather Trio - Used in reference to Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza.
    • Creation/Dimensional/Deity Dragon Trio - Used in reference to Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.
    • Lake Trio - Used in reference to Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf.
      • Also used in the anime.
    • Tao/Energy Dragon Trio - Used in reference to Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem.
    • Three/"Four" Musketeers - Used in reference to Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo.
    • Kami/Genie Trio - Used in reference to Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. Earlier referred to as the Raijin trio; however, this label is erroneous as it only applies to the origins of one of the members - Thundurus.
    • More fan terms and nicknames can be found here.
    • Magikrap – Magikarp.
      • Also 'Derpfish'.
    • Skymin - Used in reference to Shaymin's Sky Forme.
    • Shiny - Unofficial term for generally any alternate-colored Pokémon, given that, whenever one appears, it briefly sparkles.
      • It became an official term beginning with the official strategy guide for Platinum, and proceeded to be plastered all over Pokémon Black and White.
    • GARchomp - Garchomp, obviously. It's incredibly manly, even if you have a female one.
      • GARados works on the same principal.
    • Lati@s - Collective name for Latios and Latias (since the @ looks like both an "a" and an "o").
    • Pikablu - Marill, acquired during speculation and rumor as to the names and appearances of new Pokémon in Gold/Silver.
    • Time Pony - Dialga
    • Space Penis - Palkia
    • MetalGreymon - A derogatory term for Rhyperior, Rhydon's evolution evolved form. Notwithstanding the fact that Rhyperior looks nothing like MetalGreymon at all...
      • More like RhyINFERIOR.
    • PokéGod - A nickname jokingly used for Arceus.
      • The shiny Arceus that *would* have been possible with the Azure Flue had it been released (and therefore is only obtainable by hacking) is referred to sometimes as 'God of Urine' by some, because it's entirely yellow.
      • Also used before Diamond/Pearl as a reference to the glitch 'Pokémon' in Red/Blue/Yellow (people tried to pass them off as actual mons once, if this is anything to go by...).
      • Also, God-Pony and God-Llama.
      • Plus, Space goat.
    • Hax - Anything that has a low chance of happening yet can be unfair or gamechanging when it does happen such as critical hits on regular moves (about 5% chance). Especially when the speaker is on the receiving end.
      • Parahax, Flinchax: Losing a turn due to paralysis or being flinched by the opponent, respectively. A mon built around exploiting both is known as a "paraflinch" user.
    • Chesty/Chesto Resting - the combination of Rest (which heals you but puts you to sleep) and the Chesto Berry (which wakes you up again).
    • Surfchu: A Pikachu who knows Surf, obtained from the Pokéwalker Yellow Forest course.note 
    • Flychu: Similar to the above, a Pikachu who knows Fly.
      • That sort of thing is common for many mons. For example, Snorlax with Curse=Curselax. Event Bagon/Shellgon/Salamence with Wish=Wishgon/Wishmence. It happens with abilities too. One example is Breloom with Technician=Techloom.
    • Jim Guy/Gai: The guy (or possibly guys, it's not quite clear) who's always at the front of every Gym giving novice trainers advice on the type the Gym uses.
    • Smugleaf, Wotter, and Pignition/Pignite/Piglit: The fifth-gen starters. Smugleaf in particular is so prominent, it's made it onto Know Your Meme.
      • Emboar: Piglit's evolution. Widely believed to be the official Japanese name due to a misprint on a major fansite. (The real name is Enbuoh, which means something like "fire oink king"; although many Pokémon are named in (more or less) English, in this case, the resemblance is probably a coincidence.)
      • Snivy was another nickname for the Grass starter, which later became its official name, as were Pignite (for Tepig's first evolution) and Emboar (for its second).
    • Not really for a Pokémon, but there's a guy in the Japanese TV show Pokémon Sunday who resembles a certain WWII German chancellor quite a bit. Thus he goes by "Japanese Hitler" in several forums and Youtube comment threads.
    • Excalibur - A nickname (and Memetic Mutation) given to the Grass-type starter for Black/White due to its resemblance to a certain Jerk Ass sword.
    • M-block - A nickname of a glitch Pokémon called 'M (2 unpronouncable symbols).
    • Decamark - The nickname for a glitch Pokémon whose name is actually defined as ?????????? (ten question marks).
    • TrollFreak - Nickname for GameFreak itself.
    • Ernie and Bert: Sawk and Throh, a pair of Muppet-like Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Black and White.
    • Only King and Only God - Flareon and Entei (respectively) in Japan, mockingly referring to how bad they are on the competitive metagame simply because GameFreak will refuse to give them moves that put their high Physical Attack to good use. So while every other old Fire-type gets new tricks, they Can't Catch Up.
    • Fans finally got so fed up with Ghetsis/Gichisu/Geechisu/Geechis/Geecis/Geetis's name that they dubbed him Gaycheese.
      • Because of the easily-misheard Ominous Name Chanting in his theme music, "Dennis" has become rather popular as well. (Before it was known to belong to Ghetsis, the theme and "DENNIS" were also associated with Genesect - again, the mondegreen comes into play.)
    • Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, and their evolutions tend to collectively referred to as the "elemental monkeys", due to their basis on the commonly-associated types of Fire, Water, and Grass.
    • Stunfisk is called Derpfish. Even typing in 'derpfish' into a search engine shows it as one of the first results.
    • Hax Tower for the Battle Tower in particular, though the name can be extended to the other battle facilities as well. Simply go challenge the Battle Tower/Subway/Frontiers of Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and/or Unova, and the reason for this nickname will be quite apparent.
    • NEET Trio for the characters Volkner, Riley, and Steven.
    • Genwunners: Those who are fanatical about Gen I Pokémon. (read as 'Gen One-ers')
    • Genwars: The neverending fights over which generation is best.
    • Entrolllink: Entrelink in Gen V. It comes from the difficulty of getting a Dream World Pokémon with decent stats out of there, and the fact that RNG abuse is hard with Entrelink as well.
    • Smogonfags and Karenfags: A 4chan-originated, somewhat derrogatory term for the two big camps of competitive battling: Those who congregate at sites like smogon.com and spend a lot of time breeding, and those who prefer to use what they can catch, these being named for the Elite Four member Karen, who says that trainers should use their favorite Pokemon rather than concentrating on strong ones. (though RNG abuse does close the gap somewhat, given that you can catch a flawless Pokémon as easily as you can breed one.)
    • Cockfighting Society: a term for Pokémon, used in Awkward Zombie forums.
    • Hitmons: A collective name for the three possible Tyrogue evolutions: Hitmontop, Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee.
    • Pumbloom: A nickname people jokingly use for Whismur. The name originated in an episode of Game Grumps.
    • Kyukrom and Kyushiram, Reshyurem and Zekyurem: Kyurem forms when fused with Zekrom and Reshiram.
    • Fat pink whore: Metagame nickname for Blissey, due to its effectiveness and frustratingness.
    • Pokégirls: Collective nickname for the various female Pokémon Trainers.
    • New Mew/Mewthree/Mewthing/Newtwo/Buutwo- Mega Mewtwo Y, before details about it were released.
    • TRio-Team Rocket trio
    • HM slave: Any Pokémon in-game whose only use is learning several HM techniques to help the player get around. Dedicated HM slaves arose from the fact that such moves are both subpar in battle (Surf and Waterfall, and possibly also Strength being the exceptions) and hard to get rid of once learned.
    • Amphabulous: Mega Ampharos, a new form of Ampharos for the sixth Generation of games with long flowing hair and generally depicted with Bishie Sparkles all over the place.
    • Grasshat- Chespin, the Gen VI grass starter, due to its wearing a hat.
    • Firefox- Fennekin, the Gen VI fire starter, which is based on a fennec fox.
    • Mega Evolution if often called Mega Digivolution.
    • Mega Mom /M-Mommy:Mega Kangaskhan
    • Volkner, the Gen IV Electric gym leader, has been tagged 'Chibi-Minato' due to his resemblance to the Fourth Hokage.
    • Eeveelutions - collective term for the Pokemon that evolve from Eevee, which as of Gen VI totals to eight.
      • Vappy - Vaporeon.
    • Uber noob - Players who insist on using banned Legandaries in unranked wireless matches, and who also often fall prey to matchups against Lethal Joke Characters such as F.E.A.R. Ratata or Swagger Set Klefki.
    • VoltTurn - A competitive team/metagame strategy that makes heavy use of the moves U-Turn and Volt Switch in order to hold Type advantage over the opponent while still dealing damage during switches.
    • SubSeeding - A strategy that employs both the moves Substitute and Leech Seed.
    • SubPunching - A strategy wherein a Pokemon hides behind a Substitute in order to safely use the otherwise Awesome, but Impractical Focus Punch, a very powerful move which always goes last and won't work the user is hit.
    • Sneaky Pebbles - Stealth Rock.
    • Spinner - A Pokemon whose primary role on a team is to get rid of Stealth Rock using Rapid Spin.
    • Spin Blocker - A Pokemon, always a Ghost type, whose primary role is to render (the Normal typed) Rapid Spin ineffective and take out the Spinner.
    • Paraswag: Paraflinch's riskier cousin, wherein the user employs both Swagger (which raises the target's Attack and makes them attack themselves half the time) and paralysis to infuriate their opponent.
    • F.E.A.R.: A set that employs a Focus Sash, Endeavor*, and Quick Attack on a level 1 Rattata to take out a much stronger opponent. The alternative name is Fucking Evil Annoying Rodent.
    • S.A.B.E.R.: Like F.E.A.R., only using a Sturdy level 1 Aron that uses a Shell Bell in combination with Endeavor to Recover health, making the strategy repeatable.
    • Megazard: For Mega Charizard X/Y
    • Smogonbird, Smogondog, Smogonchicken, Smogonsword, Smogonwashingmachine: Five Pokemon (Talonflame, Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken, Aegislash and Wash Rotom) that were declared Uber during Gen VI and get thoroughly abused online. Others include Smogonsteel and Smogonheal (Skarmory and Blissey)
      • Talonflame now has earned the name Bravest Bird.
    • Effort Values, Individual Values, and Personality Values: Three sets of numbers assigned to every Pokémon concealed from the player that ultimately determine a Pokémon's visible stats and can vary between members of the same species. The official term for Effort Values is "base stats" (not to be confused with the fan term "base stats" below), which was mentioned sparingly in some official guides prior to Generation VI. Individual Values and Personality Values have never been officially mentioned at all. Pokémon X and Y made base stats visible, allowing that phrase to flourish among the more casual players.
    • Base Stats: A set of numbers concealed from the player that also determines a Pokémon's visible stats and are fixed to the Pokémon's species. No official guides have ever made mention of them; hence, to avoid confusion, the more dedicated players continue to refer to these fixed values as Base Stats and the variable ones above as Effort Values.
  • Professor Layton
    • Gizmo - The robot dog you can assemble in the first game has no default name, but fans have chosen to dub it 'Gizmo'. Similarly, the hamster in the second game has been dubbed as 'Hamu' by Japanese fans.
    • Legal!Luke - An affectionate nickname for the aged up version of Luke, who appears in the third game. Also serves as a spoiler prevention device. Sometimes shown without the !, or shortened to just Legal.
  • Persona 3
    • Revolver Jesus - Used to refer to Takaya, the Strega member with a twisted messianic complex. The name is obviously explained by his striking resemblance to Jesus and the revolver he wields (with deadly accuracy and kickassery). (An oddity worth noting about this is Takaya's VA, Derek Stephen Prince, also voiced chaos in Xenosaga Episode I. chaos is referred to as "Yeshua", the Aramaic name of Jesus, in several Xenosaga games and spinoffs.)
      • Also Headphones Jesus (The Main Character) and Laser Jesus (Messiah)
      • Some fans refer to Takaya as Hippie Jesus.
    • Hulk Hogan - The Gigas-type shadows who are moddeled after the all-American Pro Wrestler. Seriously.
    • Minato Arisato - The name of the main character in the non-canon Persona 3 manga, widely adopted as a default name by the fandom in the absence of any Canon Name. He finally gains his Canon Name in The Movie, as Makoto Yuuki.
      • Minato Arisato has actually become his default name for Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth, making it a sort-of secondary Canon Name. Now the game's current status in continuity, on the other hand...
      • The female protagonist introduced as an option in Persona 3 Portable is, by extension, commonly called "Minako Arisato," especially in the Western side of the fandom.
      • Japanese fans more commonly call the female protagonist "Hamuko," a name derived from reading part of the kanji for "protagonist" as katakana and adding "-ko," a common ending of girls' names in Japanese.
      • The main character is also often referred to as MC, for fairly obvious reasons; by extension, another nickname for the female main character is "FemC" (or sometimes "MShe"). Along similar lines, Protagonist-kun and Protagonist-chan.
    • 22 - yet another nickname for the female main character, taken from the arrangement of hairpins in her hair (which appear to spell out XXII), the alternate placement of the Fool card in the Major Arcana.
    • Eurydice - A fan nickname for the female protagonist's initial Persona (from the other main character of the Orpheus myth), used before it was confirmed that both the male and female PCs start off using Orpheus.
    • Bropei - Junpei Iori, especially after Yosuke in Persona 4 received the "Brosuke" nickname.
      • Much more common is his ingame nickname of Stupei
    • The Village People - Strega, due to their strange, unique, persona fashion choices (Hippie, Bomber Jacket, and Gothic Lolita)
    • The Avenging Left Hook of Death - Akihiko's critical hit, the most powerful attack of any of your party members
  • Persona 4
    • Brosuke Hanamura - Yosuke Hanamura, referring to his good ol' fist brawl in his max S. Link event, which kind of gives the vibes of "Bros before hos". He also is a real good friend. No, really.
      • Similarly we have Brotag (Brotagonist), Brokiko (Yukiko), Brojima (Dojima), and Brodachi (Adachi). If Bro can be added to a name in any way someone will.
      • Japan calls him "Junes" after the store he works in
    • Rapedachi - Tohru Adachi, for, well... let's say throwing Mayumi Yamano to the TV world wasn't his initial plan.
      • Also Crazydachi, since he's... pretty off the deep end.
      • And Cabbage Man, thanks to one scene where he mentions buying too much cabbage at the grocery store.
      • Bitches and Whores Guy, due to the infamous meme.
    • Pringle King - Any Mook of the "King" archetype, but most notably the Great King (the one of the infinite money trick), for its resemblance to the mascot of a certain potato chip brand.
    • Captain Pistol - Referring to Naoto, before everyone found out that it was a girl dressing up like a guy.
    • The Inaba Scooby Gang - The Investigation Team later the Seekers of Truth.
    • Falcon Kick - Chie's Galactic Punt that allows her to kick an enemy into orbit.
      • Dragon Kick is another popular nickname, especially when you consider that her most powerful attack is called God's Hand.
      • TRIAL OF THE DRAGON has also popped up thanks to Hiimdaisy. Always in all caps.
    • Souji Seta - Who some people address the main character as; this is his name in the non-canonical Persona 4 manga. His Canon Name as of Arena and The Animation is Yu Narukami
    • Kenpachi Ramasama and Charlie Tunoku are also common, due to a Something Awful and Giant Bomb Let's Play, respectively.
    • The King, God-Emperor of SWAG: Stems from Episode 15 of The Animation which has the main character unbutton his shirt and have every single female member of the Inaba Scooby Gang sit on his lap at once. His response to a jealous Yosuke: "It's because I'm the King." SWAG is always written in Caps Lock.
    • Yukikikikiko - Yukiko, after a troll started posting stories to the LiveJournal fan community.
    • The Shrieker - Rise for being easily the most annoying Mission Control in any of the games
    • Larry - Yukiko, both from a rather hilarious gag translation of the manga, and due to a certain imageboard's opinion on "a boring name for a boring character"
    • Marie Sue, a derogatory name for newcomer Marie in Persona 4: The Golden
  • Persona 4 Arena
    • T. Bearson - Teddie's appearance, due to donning a cape and a hat in the same vein of M. Bison.
      • Teddie Crusher - His Teddie Screw attack, because it bears a resemblance to the Psycho Crusher.
    • Ms. President, Labby - Labrys and Shadow Labrys. The latter is Teddie's nickname for her after meeting her, and the first is what everyone calls her before she reveals herself.
    • Shabrys - For those who don't like spelling out Shadow Labrys' name altogether.
      • Shabby - Affectionate name taken from Teddie's nickname for regular Labrys.
    • Proton Cannon / Superior Tech - Aigis' Instant Kill, where she fires a gigantic laser out of a shoulder cannon like Iron Man.
    • Junes Install - Yosuke's Sukukaja super, which acts as a Dragon Install and speeds him up to the point where his dashes become invincible teleports.
    • Metsu Shoryuken - Akihiko's main super.
      • Tanden Engine, Tanden Stream - Akihiko's D attack, where Caesar creates a spinning globe that sucks the opponent in. The latter is for his Instant Kill.
  • Portal 2 - Wheatley after he is plugged into the GLaDOS chassis, is sometimes referred to by the fans as "WheatDOS". It also happens to the the Portmanteau Couple Name for Wheatley/GLaDOS shippers.
    • There's also PotatOS.
  • Raiden series:
    • Toothpaste Laser - The purple "lock-on" Plasma Laser introduced in Raiden II.
  • RayCrisis is sometimes referred to as Layer Section III since the previous installments were named "Layer Section" due to copyright issues.
  • Rayman is sometimes known as "the Limbless Wonder" among fans.
  • Resident Evil
    • REmake - The Updated Re-release of the original Resident Evil for the GameCube. REbirth is also used as well.
    • Tyrant, Wallsmasher - Names given to Mr. X in the second game.
    • Mr. Weskerson - Albert Wesker, for his distinctly Neo-like manner of dress and combat capabilities in Resident Evil 5.
    • Redfield PAAAAAUNCH, The Fist of Justice - Chris Redfield's extremely over-the-top hand-to-hand attacks in 5. His mighty fist can shatter tribal shields to useless flinders, send Majini flying back ten or fifteen feet, and even knock the aforementioned Wesker clean on his ass for a short time!
      • All of which are outshined by his magnificient act of punching a boulder out of the way, giving way to Chris Redfield, BOULDER PUNCHER.
    • Tiger Uppercut, Flash Kick: Nicknames given to Wesker's and Chris's uppercut and backflip kicks respectively.
    • Chris Roidsfield - The aforementioned Chris, due to his heavily bulked up look in 5 (as compared to his appearance in the first game and Code: Veronica). Whether or not it's an affectionate nickname or a way to mock Chris depends on the fan in question.
    • Nina Jilliams: Jill Valentine in 5, due to her blond hair (as a side effect of her experimentation by Wesker) and the battle suit she wears while acting as Wesker's unwilling Dragon. As a result, she heavily resembles Nina Williams of Tekken fame. Before her reveal, she was also called "The Bird Lady" due to sporting a Cool Mask with bird motifs.
    • Ashley is so commonly a frustration that Goddamnit Ashley and Shutup Ashley might as well be her names.
    • Stevemonster: For Steve's transformation in CV.
    • Jailbait and Convict: Rebecca and Billy (even though Rebecca is 18 in Zero)
    • Agent Zebra: RE 5's alternate costume for Chris
    • Leech-Marcus: To differentiate the real James Marcus and the clone of his body and memories created by leeches.
    • Bitch in the Red Dress: Although a canon name for Ada, in fandom it is generally a term of affection. However, referring to her as any sort of derogatory terminology besides that (i.e. skank in the red dress) is generally indicative of someone who dislikes her.
    • 'The Redfields' Used to refer to Chris and Claire collectively, and makes it into this section because oddly enough, it is never said in canon.
    • "Charlie Brown's Parents Having Sex": The Mansion Basement theme from the Dual Shock version of Resident Evil: Director's Cut thanks to its...poorly implemented horns.
  • Rusty Hearts:
    • Busty Hearts: Some of the official banners have the ample Angela in centre spot.
  • S4 League
    • Mega Buster - The Cannonade, an Arm Cannon with a powerful charge attack and obvious yellow glow.
    • X-Buster - The Rail Gun, another Arm Cannon, but blue and a bit more deadly.
    • The Fist - The Counter Sword, which relies on a giant gauntlet for its most powerful attacks.
  • ''Saints Row"
    • The offical tag for the protagonist is 'The Leader of the Third Street Saints', but fans shortened this to '(The) Boss'.
  • SD Gundam Capsule Fighter
    • Flashlight - general term for beam cannons due to how they flash when fired.
    • MCA - "Movement Cancel Action", a Good Bad Bug that became an Ascended Glitch.
    • Wing Zero Skill - a derogatory term for the Wing Zero Custom because of its simplicity for amateur players.
  • Sengoku Basara/Devil Kings
    • Hondam - Honda Tadakatsu, stemming from the fact that he looks like a Warring States version of a Gundam.
    • Push Kick - Yukimura's Basara KO in Cross.
    • Most people refer to Takeda Shingen as OYAKATA-SAMAAAA.
    • Motorhorse/Motorpony - Date Masamune's Cool Horse.
    • Maggie - the Female Saika Magoichi.
    • KG/Cagey - Maeda Keiji.
    • Emonari - Ishida Mitsunari, due to his unfortunate haircut and constant Wangst.
      • Mitsun by parts of fandom who label him as Tsundere.
    • Okra/Okranari - Mori Motonari, who wears a large green hat that resembles said vegetable.
    • Ideasu/Ideas-kun - Tokugawa Ieyasu, after the American version misspelled his name as this in the subtitles.
    • Ukemura - Yukimura, due to his inevitable position in slashfic and doujins.
    • Kurokan - Kuroda Kanbe, for those who just simply want to shorten his name.
    • Kappa - Katsuie, due to his bob haircut and green armour .
  • Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
    • Turkey - Zhu Que/Suzaku.
    • Mr. Pantless - Either Thor or Odin, but usually Odin.
    • Frostie - Jack Frost.
    • Elephant ball - Nozuchi.
    • Boobs lady - Artemis
    • Purple ball - The Megido series of spells.
    • Mirrors - The Divine Shield and Divine Barrier skills.
    • SA or Super Armor - The Pulse of Armored skill.
    • Kamikaze - The Demolition Dash chain expertise.
    • Hexhancer - The Enhancement build mixed with high Curse of the Wretched that became very popular after the implementation of Shiva&Vishnu runs.
      • Also called Enhex or Enhexer.
    • Channelocalypse - The channel unification update from 2010.
    • Theenut - The infamous ex-GS (Theena) and later ex-GM (Peanut).
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
    • Sidekick McHat- Isamu Nitta, who is easily recognized by fans and in-games characters by his large black newsboy cap. Even during the battle with Noah his God wears it.
    • Twizzler Girl - Chiaki after her transformation, where her arm gains the appearance of a certain candy.
    • Uber-Pixie: The Level 80 Pixie with max stats and a plethora of ultimate spells that you obtain in Amala Labyrinth, Fifth Kalpa, if you still have the original Pixie from Shinjuku Hospital (or a direct descendant) in your stock.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV
    • Manga-chan: Isabeau, who may pursue her fandom of Rose of Versailles a little too obsessively.
    • Korraguy: The Protagonist, due to his rather familiar hairstyle.
    • Angelformers, Liliroach: — The Four Archangels and Lilith's new robotic and insectoid redesigns, respectively.
  • Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
    • The Dragon Rangers - A group of sub-bosses Raidou fights at the Unsealing ritual. 4 out of 5 are recolors of the demon Qing Long/Seiryu, who's basically a big dragon. The one that is not a Seiryu recolor is a Ganesha recolor. Kohryu is the Sixth Ranger.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
    • Lady Gaga - Zelenin.
    • Tadano Hitonari - The Protagonist, after the Japanese pun "Just an ordinary person" started showing up in references and fan art of him.
  • Silent Hill
    • Doorman - The "Abstract Daddy" monster from Silent Hill 2.
    • Jesus - Was used to refer to adult Walter from Silent Hill 4 even after the game's release to avoid giving away spoilers. A gamer only realizes the nickname refers to more than his appearance after his identity is revealed.
    • Triangle Man - Pyramid Head.
      • "Pyramid Head" itself is a fan nickname, as the monster is never referred to as such in-game. (James calls it the "Red Pyramid Thing" or something).
      • Actually, the eggs the two PH bosses are holding (which open the doors in their room) are described as "The egg Pyramid Head was holding" in game.
      • Also, when you examine the Great Knife, James refers to him as "Pyramid Head."
    • The Memory of Alessa, fought in Silent Hill 3 by Heather, is known to some as "Dark Heather," after Dark Link from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
    • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is sometimes referred to as "Sharded Memories" due to a flub during of the podcasts of Games Radar (or, alternatively, ShatMemz).
  • SimCity
    • Maxisland - Refers to the standard, generic buildings offered in the game. Usually discouraged by most due to their lack of color and blatant So Calinization.
    • Sim City Vanilla - Sim City 4 Rush Hour/Deluxe without a Game Mod.
    • Vanilla Landmark - A standard Sim City Vanilla landmark, or one that wasn't created by a player.
    • BAT'er - One who makes custom buildings for others to use in the game.
    • Growable - A building that grows in a zone.
    • Plopable - A building that one would "plop" in a city (like power plants, hospitals, and police stations for instance).
    • UDI - Short Acronym for "U-Drive It", which are missions one can take in Sim City 4 Rush Hour/Deluxe.
    • Functional Landmark - A Game Mod type of Landmark that can provide jobs.
    • The 2013 always online incarnation of SimCity is officially simply called SimCity. Fans tacked on the 2013 part to differentiate it from the original.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Several of these come from the quickly stopped theme of having characters named after features or body parts they exhibit ("Tails", "Knuckles", etc.)
    • Nails - Rouge the Bat.
      • Many fans rather nickname Rouge to a lesser extent "Boobs The Bat", due to her breasts.
    • Dark Sonic - Shadow the Hedgehog.
      • Hyper Shadow/Hyper Knuckles - Shadow's and Knuckles' super forms, respectively. The second one was used canonically as Knuckles' More Than Infinite Super Emerald power up in Sonic 3 And Knuckles, as well as his first Super mode introduction in the Archie comics. Shadow's super form is explicitly labelled "Super Shadow" in data files on the disc of Sonic Adventure 2.
    • Rings - Marine the Raccoon.
    • Sonadow - Sonic and Shadow shipping
    • Barrel of Doom - The infamous red barrel from Carnival Night Zone Act 2.
    • Maria-ia-ia: Name used for Maria Robotnik from Shadow's flashback at the beginning of the Shadow the Hedgehog game.
    • Julie-su: Shade in Sonic Chronicles, due to uncanny similarities between that game and Julie-Su's debut arc of the Archie Comics.
    • A Huge Twat: Name used for Knuckles in this Let's Play.
    • Consles/CONSLEZ WOOAAHH!, Alton: Nicknames used for the Alton Towers Resort Sonic voice, who turned out to Roger Craig Smith, but heavily edited, thus sounding terrible. First nickname comes from the line "Check out the consles! Woah!"
    • Ergo - Orbot, from a Verbal Tic in the first game that featured him, before he was named.
    • Blue Blur - Sonic
    • Rodent- Sonic
    • Dr. Finitevus- Ix
    • Little Miss Perfect: Blaze
      • Miss Goody Goody
    • Fat The Cat: Big
    • The Real Sonic 4, Sonic Skittles: Sonic Colors
    • God-Monster: Biolizard, Chaos, Black Doom, etc
    • Miss Dead Girl: Tikal
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (the one released in 2006): Sonic 2006, Sonic Next Gen
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (the one released in 1991): Sonic 1, Sonic 1991
    • Sonic The Disaster: Sonic '06
    • Sonic: Now Loading: Sonic '06
    • Peanut: Miles "Tails" Prower
    • Rocket: Knuckles
    • Generic Sonic: Modern Sonic (He was called "generic sonic" in the coding for Sonic Generations)
    • Fishing Fatty: Big
    • Bad Boxart Blaze: Used for Big, considering he resembles both Blaze and Bad Boxart Mega Man, and had a role similar to BBMM in Sonic And Sega All Stars Racing.
    • Down Syndrome Sonic: From a beta of Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island, wherein the main menu featured a rather unfortunately very cross-eyed rendering of Sonic that was fixed for later versions. Coined by Sonic Retro.
    • Carrot Legs: Elise, due to her orange stockings
    • Pothead the Porcupine: Silver, due to his odd hairdo.
    • In Brazil, the Debug Mode is known as the "Thousand Faces Trick".
    • Sonic Adventure 3: Sonic 06
    • Trollnado: The tornado that whisks away the level goal in Crisis City Act 1 in Sonic Generations
  • Space Station 13:
    • Robust: Used as a synonym for melee fighting, after the "robust" fighting mechanics provided by the BYOND engine.
    • Rouge: A rogue AI or cyborg, common typo by players who expect the AI to obey their every whim.
    • Malf: Malfunction, either the game mode or the AI in such mode.
    • Honkmother: Some entity that is believed all clowns strive to please.
    • Antags: Antagonists
    • Valid: A player that has been deemed fair game by the Captain or a suitable head because of their behaviour.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine: In some circles the game is referred to as Warhammer 40,000: Plasma Marine due to the sheer effectiveness of the plasma cannon.
  • Splatterhouse
    • Captain Mozzarella - The giant head with melting skin that is the first game's final boss.
    • Legion - The final boss of the second game (officially known as Ultimate Evil), for its resemblance to the common Castlevania boss.
  • Star Trek Online:
    • "Boff" / "BOff" / "BOFF" for "Bridge Officer" (a.k.a. your Bridge Bunnies). Likewise, some variation of "Doff" for "Duty Officers", the Redshirt Army who run your Lower Decks.
    • Among others, KDF players are Klinks or Klanks, spiral wave disruptors are pissbeams, the Caitian Atrox Carrier is the catbus, and the Jem'hadar Attack Ship is the bugship or Jem bug.
    • "Rainbow boats" or "Skittleboats", among others, for a noob mistake of not making your weapon types match up, because of the resulting Beam Spam and/or Dakka being in all colors of the rainbow. As one guy on the forums remarked on one of these who used cannons, "every time he fired it looked like a pack of Skittles exploded."
    • The forums use so much shorthand for builds and abilities it's practically a second language you have to learn.
    • The new Obelisk carrier has also been dubbed the "Obisek" carrier, noting how close it was to the well-known Reman character of the Romulan storyline.
    • "T'Its", or some variation thereof, for the nameless Vulcan lady with plentiful cleavage that graces a lot of the promo art. Similarly, Commander Tiaru Jarok, captain of the RRW Lleiset (the Romulan Republic equivalent of the Enterprise), was dubbed "So'Hott" until her name was revealed.
  • StarCraft:
    • Among StarCraft players in the Korean professional leagues, standouts will invariably earn themselves a nickname to go with their real name (used by the leagues for records) and in-game alias. Some examples:
      • Lee Jae Dong (Jaedong) “The Legend Killer”
      • Lee Yeong Ho (Flash) “The Ultimate Weapon”
      • Ma Jae Yoon (savior) “The Maestro”
      • Lim Yo Hwan (SlayerS_Boxer) “The Emperor”
    • Particularly good or entertaining foreign players also receive nicknames:
      • Greg Fields (EGIdrA) “The Gracken”
      • Chris Loranger (EG.HuK) “HuK Norris”
    • StarCraft: Brood War units:
      • Zergling is usually shortened to ‘ling, with fully-upgraded zerglings called Cracklings
      • Ultralisks are often called Imbalisks (Imbalanced-Ultralisks) or cows.
      • Battlecruisers are nicknamed flying cows by some in reference to the ultralisk's nickname, as both have a massive amount of HP.
      • Bastard Probe, as probes are arguably the most annoying unit in the game, and most certainly the most annoying worker.
      • Darchons, short for Dark Archons.
      • Carriers are called Cars (Short for carriers) or Bananas (They're long and yellow)
      • M&M's: Marines & Medics. A devastating combination of units if used properly.
    • ''StarCraft II units:
      • Similar to Brood War, the Marine / Marauder / Medivac unit composition is called “MMM”.
      • A Medivac carrying eight marines is commonly called an Octodrop.
      • Using a Drop Ship to move units up to high ground or vice versa is called “Elevatoring”
      • Zerglings with the speed upgrade, but not attack are called Speedlings or Slings for short, while fully upgrade zerglings remain Cracklings despite Blizzard’s best efforts to change the lexicon.
      • In similar fashion, Banelings are called Blings or Banes, with the latter lending itself to “Bane Rain” when paired with upgraded overlords.
      • When cast, Infested Terran eggs lay on the ground for some seconds before hatching, and are referred to as Beach Balls. Unlike actual beach balls, these can seriously mess with unit pathing.
      • Mutalisks are occasionally referred to as T-Rex’s or Dinosaurs due to the shape of their wireframe icon in the user interface.
      • When using their Lair-tech ability to generate creep, Overlords appear to spew purple liquid out of their undersides. Needless to say, the scatological jokes abound, chief among them, Diarrhea.
      • Zealots with their speed upgrade are called Chargelots.
      • While Sentries themselves don’t have many nicknames, their most useful ability has lent itself to other nicknames – Nukes are known as the Terran Forcefield, and in the right situation, Fungal Growth is the Zerg Forcefield.
      • Due to their enormous, bulbous head and the way they tend to gently nudge each other when clumped up, Colossi are known as Walking Blimps.
      • Void Rays were once known as Void Ra’s due to professional player White-Ra’s tendency to use them during the beta.
      • The Archon Toilet, which involves using the Mothership's Vortex ability (with a spiral effect reminiscent of a toilet flushing) to immobilize units on one point of the map, letting archons and their splash damage to devastate them when they come out of it. Since patched out of existence via a split second of Mercy Invincibility.
  • Street Fighter
    • Boxer, Dictator, Claw - M. Bison/Balrog, Vega/M. Bison, and Balrog/Vega, respectively; used to avoid confusion in the international fandom.
    • "The Raging Demon" - Akuma's ultimate attack, the Shun Goku Satsu.
      • Which is actually the name that was officially given to it in the Street Fighter Alpha 2 manual.
      • Also "Tian" ("Heaven" or "Sky", which also depends on the version) among Chinese players, after the kanji that flashes on Akuma's back during this move.
    • Tasting the Rainbow - Getting hit by Gill's "Seraphic Wing" One-Hit Kill, which is a rainbow-colored circle.
    • Thunder Thighs - Chun-Li, whose hips are her most defining feature.
      • "Chunbuns", "Chunners" "The Chunner" are also popular.
    • Cycloid Seth - Seth (duh) from Street Fighter IV; named after the Cycloid characters from Street Fighter EX Plus, who are known for having movesets consisting of moves of other characters.
    • THE RED CYCLONE - Zangief, of course! Must be written in ALL CAPS for maximum effectiveness.
      • Although this is a canonical nickname in the series too.
      • "Jazzy Russia" - The SFIV version of his iconic theme song.
    • Peter Griffin - M. Bison, due to his egregiously large chin.
      • He didn't always have that chin. Was also known as "Truck Driver Bison" during his Alpha incarnation.
    • Family Man - Guile, for obvious reasons.
      • Guile has a crapload of nicknames, mostly due to nobody knowing what "guile" was or meant when they were ten. Gweelie, Goolie, Gilley and more persist to this day. And in a more annoying vein stemming from the same idea, "Roo."
    • GARlie - Charlie, due to his extreme manliness. Also applies to Guile when wearing his alternate costume in Street Fighter IV.
    • Burgertits - C. Viper, for the way she cushions her necktie between her breasts.
    • The two incarnations of Cammy are distinguished as "Delta Red Cammy" and "Shadaloo Cammy" based on her different affiliations.
      • Although (technically) this is canon too.
    • Flash Kick - Guile and Charlie's anti-air specials, which are officially called "Somersault Kick". The "Jackknife Kick" was also popular in the early days.
      • Although with the English dub of Street Fighter IV, "Flash Kick" is the official now.
      • "Flash Kick" was always an official name. However, it was only used in the American versions of the games and never in the Japanese ones.
    • Flaming Torpedo - A very early fan name for the Psycho Crusher. Initially, when it was revealed to be actually called "Psycho Crusher", many fans didn't believe it.
      • In Brazil, way back: Roto-Rooter, due to the commercials of that plumbing method here.
    • Shotos (or Shotoclones) - Ryu, Ken, Akuma (Gouki), Dan, Sean (and soemtimes Sakura, Sagat, and Gouken as well) collectively get called this. The name comes from Capcom's designation of Ryu and Ken's fighting style as "Shotokan Karate" in the early English localizations of Street Fighter II (the style was never actually given a name per se in the original Japanese canon). This is also the term given to other so-called Ryu/Ken-types (such as Captain America in Marvel Super Heroes and Morrigan and Lillith from Darkstalkers).
    • In the wake of the new Ultra Combos for Super Street Fighter IV, there have been several.
    • Ken Fighter IV - See the picture on Complacent Gaming Syndrome. Sometimes, it's followed by the subtitle "Sagat Strike".
      • Before that, there was Chun Fighter III: Ken Strike - Yun for the Future, thanks to the mass character balancing in III: Third Strike shuffling around all of the Character Tiers. Some characters (like Sean) were severely nerfed while Chun-Li, Ken, and Yun were thrust into top-tier. Now you know why videos of Tournament Play will usually involve those three characters (with Akuma, popping up at times).
    • From the above "Jazzy Russia" example, there is now a trend (presumably started by Alex's Jazzy NYC in III) of giving the title of "Jazzy [Insert Name of Hometown/Affiliated Location Here]" to any theme that is remotely jazz-based. In Super Street Fighter IV, we now have "Jazzy Metro" for Guy and "Jazzy Kyoto" for Ibuki.
    • Rekka - This one is more of a meta-example, like most video game lingo. A term used in Fighting Games to refer to a series of moves that require a repeated input of the same command to achieve its maximum effectiveness. There are two kinds, the first being named for Fei-Long's Rekka-Ken, in which the player must repeat the command QCF+ P three times to finish the combo. The second type is very similar to Type 2, but is distinct due to the fact that multiple followup attacks exist, providing the player with a more intricate plan of attack. A good example of this would be Kyo Kusanagi's Aragami and Dokugami specials and Karin Kanzuki's Gurenken (also from SF) which both start with the command QCF+ P, but have different properties and followups depending on which button was pressed. note 
    • Bipson - Affectionate nickname for M. Bison (Dictator), created due to the magic that is Chris Hu commentary on a match between Andre "Twisted Jago" Lambert and Daigo.
      • DA BEST BIPSON: Jago himself.
      • BISON PRESSURE: Anything involving something astounding from Bison's pressure game.
    • Many attacks received fan nicknames in Brazil, mostly caused by mishearing the actual attacks. This has also happened to a lesser extent in Malaysia.
      • Shoryuken: Roriugui (this one became a nickname for Shoryuken-like attacks in general). In Malaysia, it has the nonsensical name "Ah-boogen" in certain circles back in the early 90s before the anime and manga landed, largely because no one could properly understand what was being saidnote 
      • Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku: Ataque da Coruja (Owl Attack).
      • Sonic Boom: Alex Full. In Malaysia, it has the nickname Sabit-ku (lit. "My sickle!" or "My Crescent!". Sabit being the Malay word for sickle or crescent, which is what the Sonic Boom resembles. Ironically, no one ever questioned why Guile was speaking Malay).
      • Chou Zutsuki: Cuscuz (a type of food made of corn).
      • Spinning Bird Kick: Mini Táxi.
      • Tiger Uppercut: Tiger Robocop. Incidentally, the attack is also known as Tiger Robocop in Malaysia.
    • The Streetest Fighter - (Lethal) Joke Character Dan Hibiki, as a play on Stephen Colbert's "Great X or the greatest X?" Running Gagnote .
  • Super Mario Bros.
    • Luigi's different incarnations have gotten nicknames:
      • Weegee - Luigi. Derives from the dubious pronounciation of his name in Mario is Missing!, a notoriously poor Mario-related educational game. Initially, the nickname referred to a bastardised version of the character as traced from his incredibly ugly sprite in the PC version, who was shopped into various images as a sort of stalker figure and spread through the internet, but eventually the nickname spread to the original Luigi as well as the fanmade Weegee. Origins are even older than that, going back to the Super Mario World comic from Nintendo Power (It's what Mario calls Luigi, EVERY TIME.) It is even recognized by Nintendo. Baby Mario calls Baby Luigi this in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Whenever Baby Luigi is knocked out and neither adult Luigi nor adult Mario are on the battlefield, Baby Mario will exclaim: "WOAH! WEEGEE!!". Luigi himself can be heard using this pronunciation clearly. Yes, the adult one (in different games).
      • Gay Luigi - Luigi in Hotel Mario due to a Mondegreen where most hear Mario say "Nice of the Princess to invite us over for a picnic, gay Luigi" instead of "-c, eh Luigi." Also, Gay Luigi has sometimes been used as the name for Luigi's pink outfit in the Super Smash Bros. series.
      • Mama Luigi - Luigi in the cartoon allegedly based on Super Mario World, thanks to the episode "Mama Luigi," which gave birth to many memes and YouTube Poops (then he got frowned upon in the latter for overuse).
      • Emo Luigi - Luigi in a scene in the SMW cartoon episode "Gopher Bash", where he assumes a Troubled Fetal Position and cries, "It's All My Fault!"
      • Green Mario - Luigi before his Divergent Character Evolution.
    • Fat Mario - Mario in Hotel Mario for the CD-i, named for his weight shifting in the cutscenes.
    • Rainbow Bowser for the final Bowser fight in Super Mario 64.
    • Marty the Thwomp from Mario Kart 64.
    • Yvan & Wolley - The yellow and blue Toads from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. IGN asked to name the two Toads, and on June 03, 2009 02:44 PDT, IGN user britchesman88 came up with the names and explanations behind the naming, and IGN accepted them.
    • Peach Gear Solid, or Metal Gear Peach - The sections in the original Paper Mario where you play as Peach and have to sneak around the castle to get to certain points without being seen.
    • Kaminario / Simario - For Mario's Drill Power-up in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
    • Charlie - Chargin' Chucks, by the rather eccentric Let's Player raocow.
    • Constipation Monster - The Snifits in Super Mario Bros. 2 due to looking like they're forcing out a turd before they shoot.
    • Faceship - Starship Mario from Super Mario Galaxy 2, from one of Lubba's puns.
    • Bowser Bones and Skeletal Bowser - Dry Bowser.
    • Plit - The Mushroom World, the planet the games take place on.
  • Super Smash Bros.
    • Randall the Cloud - Affectionate nickname for the little smiling cloud that floats along the bottom of the Yoshi's Story stage in Melee.
    • Space Animals - A collective term for the characters Fox, Falco, and Wolf (and sometimes Captain Falcon as well).
      • Sometimes Space Furries, which, in addition to being more derogatory, conveniently has the same initials as the source series.
    • Seraphic Wing - Tabuu's attack in which he spreads his wings, sending out red waves that deal incredible damage and, on higher difficulties, are a One-Hit Kill. The official name of the attack is "Off Waves"; the nickname comes from the Street Fighter III boss Gill, who has a One-Hit Kill of that name that also involves spreading angelic wings (in his case it sends out a rainbow, hence its Taste the Rainbow nickname above).
      • Red Rings of Death - Another name for this bloody attack. Not to be confused with a certain other system-crashing ring (but might be named after that due to its Take That potential).
    • Thanks, Sakurai - name used whenever something undesired happens (such as tripping)
      • Also, whenever you trip, someone will inevitably cry out: SAKURAAAIII!!!!
    • Big Gay Dance - King Dedede's Final Smash, officially Waddle Dee Army.
    • Great Pizza - Ike's Final Smash, officially Great Aether.
      • "I HATE YOU!" - Mondegreen for the Japanese version of said move.
    • "Hands off my bread!" - Another mondegreen. This time, of Falco's side taunt.
      • "Pizza cake."
    • Marshmallow Power - Lucario's Final Smash, officially Aura Storm. Lucario says "Watch the power of Aura"; players misheard this over the game's background music.
      • Kamehameha - Named because of how it's performed, and because Lucario in the anime is played by Sean Schemmel, Goku's voice actor (though not in Brawl).
    • ZA WARUDO - Luigi's Final Smash, officially Negative Zone. Inverts colors and possibly slows down the enemy.
    • The Guido Torpedo, Fist of the Don, Shoryuken - Luigi's Smash+B and Up+B super moves. The former is for when he launches himself headfirst at the enemy (and will sometimes explode and take off like a bullet). The latter's nickname only applies when Luigi executes the move at point blank range, resulting in about 30-40% damage and rocketing the opponent straight up into the air.
    • Captain Fabulous - Captain Falcon when wearing his incredibly fabulous pink and white racing suit.
      • Alternatively, Pride Falcon.
      • Breast Cancer Awareness Falcon. He is aware of breast cancer. He wishes to examine all breasts, to determine health. Yes.
    • PK Shitstorm - Ness and Lucas' final smashes, officially PK Star Storm.
    • It's raining men - Pit's Final Smash
      • Alternatively, it has been know has his Jesus Powers, due to it being powerful if you're not a good dodger.
    • Goth Lucario - grey and black Lucario fur color.
    • Naruto/Ninja Pikachu - Pikachu with green headband.
    • HUPCHA/ the Butt Bump ("of doom" optional) - Peach's B+ side attack, officially the "Peach Bomber".
    • Maruigi/Luario - Mario in green clothing option/ Luigi in red clothing option.
    • Gothic - Sonic with those big black bands on his wrists.
    • KKKong for Donkey Kong's white fur color.
    • Old Manondorf - Ganondorf's white hair costume.
      • Alternatively, Sean Connery.
      • Also, Damon Gant. Now you can't unsee it.
      • He's also sometimes been called 'Grandpadorf.'
      • Or Ganondalf.
      • Others even refer to him as "Ganondork".
    • Though she has nothing to do with the anime series of similar name some folks refer to the white alt-color option of Princess Peach as Wedding Dress Peach.
      • Speaking of Peach, her special move officially named "Peach Bomber" has also been referred to by such names as "Flying Butt Smash", "Booty Buster", and in the Melee version, which has an explosion effect instead of Brawl's cloud-of-hearts effect, the "Royal Death Fart".
    • Longchu or Pikaman - Pikachu moveswapped with Ganondorf's moves. His body is stretched out to match Ganondorf's stance. (Also works with Donkey Kong.)
    • [character name here]cide - Suicidal grab attacks that kill both the user and his victim.
      • Bowser, Ganondorf, and Dedede's suicide attacks (Koopa King, King of Evil, and "King" of Dreamland, respectively) are the Regicides.
    • The Forbidden Seven - The seven unfinished characters left in pieces in the game's data: Mewtwo, Dr. Mario, Roy, Toon Zelda, Toon Sheik (widely assumed to be Tetra), Dixie Kong, and "Pra and Mai" (assumed to be a Plusle and Minun tag-team duo).
    • The Evil Jigglypuff Empire. Born from how some people think that the Jigglypuff are up to something, and how devastating a good Jigglypuff player can be.
      • "Gigalypuff" for Jigglypuff's Final Smash. Also called Bigglypuff.
    • Deliberate name misspellings are also fan terms, like Snoic (Sonic the Hedgehog), Noss (Ness), Chairzard (Charizard), and Meat Night (Meta Knight).
    • Dimensional Infinite Cape of the Knight - derogatory nickname for Meta Knight's Infinite Dimensional Cape trick, which involves abusing C-stick smashes to have Meta Knight's up-smash and Dimensional Cape simultaneously and endlessly which has been banned from Tournament Play.
      • Meta Knight's final smash is often referred to as "The Rape Cape."
      • Centripedal-Man for Meta Knight himself, many of his attacks, including all his special moves, involve spinning.
    • Halt, evildoer, lest you feel the awesome might of the KNEE OF JUSTICE!!!! (Cpt. Falcon's farcically powerful aerial side-smash.)
    • Ganondorf's Elbow of Injustice, another name for his powerful side smash.
      • And his neutral standard move, the Bitch Slap, especially given how it looks in Melee.
    • Hot Topic-Ness - Ness in his shocking pink cap and black Mr. Saturn shirt.
    • AIDS Blade - Kirby's Up+B smash. Seriously, listen to it.
    • Goth (Fallen Angel) Pit = Pit in his black outfit. Also called Pittoo.
    • Nazi = Lucas (given his Aryan appearance)
    • Puff Punch = Jigglypuff's Pound move. Been in the community ever since the first Super Smash Bros game, in fact.
    • Lysol Strike - Link's Down+A aerial attack. Because when one does this, it kills everything, "even the bacteria on the ground".
    • Spamalot for Hyrule Temple. It looks like a castle and you can spam. A lot.
      • The Fight Club for the lower part of Melee Hyrule Castle, so called because the ceilings and walls prevent many would-be KOs, allowing characters' damage counts to get unusually high before anyone gets a KO. Has also been used to refer to similar parts of other stages, such as the lower section of Spear Pillar in Brawl.
    • Mr. Gaymanwatch = Mr. Game And Watch
    • The Turnip Alchemist for Peach. She can pull turnips (along with random Bob-ombs, light swords, etc) from the ground. Anywhere. On a spaceship, a pirate ship, and even in Pictochat, with seemingly no consequences or marks on the ground. She obviously has a Philosopher's Stone.
    • Super Sayian Sonic - Sonic's Final smash in Brawl.
    • Louie G - Luigi (based on the announcer's pronunciation of his name in Brawl)
    • Mennonite - Meta Knight (see Louie G)
    • Fuckin' Paunch - Falcon Punch
    • Giant Satanic Bowser - Giga Bowser
    • Delicious Bacon - Ganondorf's Final Smash
    • Booby Beam - Samus' Zero Laser
    • Red - Pokemon Trainer
    • LOLimar/Nolimar/Solimar - Olimar played with the handicap of not using Pikmin.
    • Omar - Olimar's alternate color that gives him darker skin.
  • Super Robot Wars
  • Supreme Commander's overly verbose unit names are ripe for nicknames. Here's just a few:
    • "Flying Donut" or simply "The Donut" — The Aeon's Czar Flying Fortress.
    • On the same coin, their Galactic Colossus has been called many things. "Iron Man", "Godzilla", even "the Gundam" once.
    • Cybran's Soul Ripper is constantly made fun of due to its sheer size and complete apparent lack of aerodynamics. The most common nickname seems to be the "flying frog".
    • Similarly, the Monkeylord is usually called the "Spider" or "Scorpion"
    • UEF's experimental construction platform's official title "Fatboy" has lended to some players to go there: "fatass!"
    • T3 artillery are usually dubbed "Mini-Maves" after the UEF's gamebreakingly long-ranged Mavor experimental artillery.
    • T1 bombers can be built practically right off the bat, very quickly, and are extremely fast, earning them a leading role in an age-old strategy, thus they are sometimes called the "flying Zerglings".
    • Members of the official forums who were there from the beginning may have trouble recognising the Black Sun device by any name but "Solar Bean." Also expect tales of "Cyberg Spiders."
    • Similarly, the UEF ACU missile launcher was so widely known as "Billy" that the name ended up officially used in Forged Alliance.
    • "Ghetto Gunship" — An air transport loaded with light assault bots (which can shoot out of a transport), used as an improvised gunship early in the game.
  • Superman (or The New Superman Aventures) for the Nintendo 64 is often called "Superman 64", probably to distinguish it from other games with the same title and because of the pratice of Nintendo 64 games to have 64 in the title. The TV Tropes page is even named with the nickname. Note that it is unlikely that this game has enough legitimate fans.
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