Playing With / A.K.A.-47

Basic Trope: A real gun is called by its own fictional name.
  • Straight: Trope Squad has a gun that looks remarkably like an M4A1 yet it's called as an ACT-57/Assault Rifle.
  • Exaggerated: Every weapon in the entire game looks like the real thing, down to actual weapon specs in real life yet they still carry fictional/generic names.
  • Downplayed: The M4A1 is labeled as simply an M4.
  • Justified:
    • Trope Squad takes place in an alternate timeline in which the name may have been changed.
    • The eponymous Squad are a mercenary outfit which could only afford to outfit themselves with unlicensed third-party copies, whose designations have been changed to avoid legal complications.
  • Inverted: A futuristic weapon is called the same as an actual M4A1.
  • Subverted: The ACT-57 looks like an M4A1 but it has significant differences compared to the actual weapon.
  • Double Subverted: The M4A1 exists in the game as itself while the ACT-57 is a weapon modified by a third-party brand in-universe.
  • Parodied: Soldiers actually get weapons confused for their different names. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Zig Zagged: Some weapons are actually called by their real names but some are labeled with fictional ones.
  • Averted: The M4A1 is actually called the M4A1.
  • Enforced: The developers could not get the license from Colt Defense to use the actual name, forcing them to use a made up name.
  • Lampshaded: "Can't we ever use the real names of these guns instead of made up ones?"
  • Invoked: "I think an ACT-57 sounds way cooler than M4A1."
  • Exploited: "Calling it the ACT-57 could catch our enemies off guard."
  • Defied: "No fancy names for this, just call it the M4A1, please?"
  • Discussed: "I've seen this happen in way to many games and movies, I'd rather call it the real name."
  • Conversed: "This is like that movie how they called this the M4A1 when it's really an ACT-57, priceless..."

Back to A.K.A.-47, we couldn't get the rights from Kalashnikov so we had to call it that.