For a supposed top-flight lawyer, she certainly has a distressingly limited vocabulary.
In her defense, she only recently came to America (or Japan) from Germany (or America).
And in Investigations, her vocabulary is expanded.
This section's title has been changed to include handheld gaming systems, as the only example in this section (see above) was not a game you can play on a TV or a computer, but on a handheld gaming system. This is obviously because this trope is used on this very wiki not nearly enough. It should be used more often... repeatedly, if you will.
According to the Spoony One, the selectable footage in the Make My Video game/editing tool series includes, in addition to the original music videos, "a load of random Public Domain footage from the Steamboat Willie era cartoons, lots of black-and-white footage from people dancing from the 1930s, stock sports videos of people skiing or wakeboarding, and cartoons. I know I said 'cartoons' before, but there are a lot of cartoons."
In the "Meta Knightmare Ultra" subgame in Kirby Super Star Ultra, upon Meta Knight telling Nova that his wish is to fight the strongest warrior in the universe, Nova responds with the following:
"OK. YOU WILL NOW FIGHT AN ANCIENT WARRIOR WHO WAS SEALED AWAY FOR FEAR HIS POWER WAS TOO GREAT... ''I WILL NOW SUMMON THIS ANCIENT WARRIOR ONCE MORE..."
The PC Computer game Callahan's Crosstime Saloon contains a song called "Belaboring the Obvious", in which the singer sings about all of the different ways he loves his wife. He goes on to state that the song is brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department ("Bureau of unnecessary repetition and pointless redundancy").
Team Fortress 2: When any character is on fire, they yell about being on fire.
Spy: I appear to have burst into flame!/Fire. Fire! FIRE! Soldier: I! AM! ON! FIRE!!! Medic: I'M MELTING! Heavy: MY FLESH! IT BURNS!
Granted, it does serve a gameplay purpose, as it can help alert a medic, who may be busy concentrating on healing someone while not dying, that someone is on fire, and desperately needs some healing.
Under certain conditions an item can get a special "Vintage" tag, reflected in their readout name, usually from being created before that item got a craft recipe or the item drop system began. However, two items already had the word "Vintage" in their names, resulting in the "Vintage Vintage Tyrolean" and the "Vintage Vintage Merryweather".
The description for the Rainblower weapon reads "Your friends (enemies) will squeal with delight (be consumed with fire) when you cover them with sparkling rainbows (all consuming fire)."
One of the fake items released as part of April Fools' Day 2012 is a disc for the nonexistant Ricochet 2 called the "Circular Circlesaw".
Portal: "It was a Morality Core they installed after I flooded the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin to make me stop flooding the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin. So get comfortable while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters."
Also from Portal is the delightfully redundant cake recipe. Fish-shaped crackers. Fish-shaped candies. Fish-shaped solid waste. Fish-shaped dirt. Fish-shaped ethyl benzene.... Fish-shaped volatile organic compounds and sediment-shaped sediment. Candy coated peanut butter pieces, shaped like fish.... Two cups rhubarb, sliced. Two slash three cup granulated rhubarb. One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb. One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb. Three tablespoons rhubarb... on fire. One large rhubarb. One cross-borehole electromagnetic imaging rhubarb. Two tablespoons rhubarb juice.
"Thank you for helping us help you help us all."
From Portal 2, after Falling into Wheatley's trap:
GLaDOS:Well. This is the part where he kills us.
Wheatley:Hello! This is the part where I kill you!
CHAPTER 9: The Part Where He Kills You
BGM: The Part Where He Kills You
Achievement Unlocked:The Part Where He Kills You
Achievement description:This is that part.
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: President Ackerman's now-famous "You know those Russians can't be trusted, they hate everything we stand for: Freedom, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness, Apple Pie... did I say Freedom? Well, it's worth saying again!" (Incidentally, "liberty" and "freedom" are technically synonyms)
"It is the near future...the apocalypse has had an apocalypse."
Advance Wars: Dual Strike has a mission in space with a Black Hole satellite named the "Black Onyx". Onyxes are gemstones, traditionally black; they can be other colors, but without the descriptor, most will assume that the onyx in question is black anyway. Basically, it'd be like calling something the "White Diamond" or the "Blue Sapphire".
If you play the Sorceress in the game Arkadian Warriors, you will eventually get the chance to buy a piece of armor called Jen's Black Robe of Dark Blackness. Guess what? It's black.
The NPC in Pokémon Gold and Silver /Crystal (and likely HeartGold and SoulSilver as well) who gives the protagonist the ItemFinder asks if he/she agrees with his love of treasure-hunting by asking, "Am I right or am I right?" (It's still possible to say"no.")
Blaziken, the Blaze Pokémon: Its ability, Blaze, can power up its Blaze Kick attack by quite a bit.
Darkrai, It's a Dark type whose name is a combination of the english word "Dark" and the Japanese word "Kurai", meaning Dark. Its most powerful moves are Dark Void which puts enemies to sleep and Dark Pulse.
The Spanish editions of HeartGold and SoulSilver, instead of the current tradition of literally translating the versions' names (in this case, Oro Corazón and Plata Alma), are called "Oro-HeartGold" and "Plata-SoulSilver", with "Oro" being the Spanish word for Gold while "Plata" is Spanish for Silver (therefore, the names will be "Gold-Heart-Gold" and "Silver-Soul-Silver")... Other languages fell victim to this, too.
All versions of Heart Gold and Soul Silver (including the Japanese version, and with the exception of the English version) are titled with a similar pattern the language's word for Gold/Silver followed by the English title.
In the Celebi Event for HGSS, your opposite gender counterpart tells you "My grandpa once told me that Celebi can travel through time using a mystic power called Time Travel!" before it sends you back in time three years.
Pokémon received an incredibly bad one in the form of Rotom. Rotom is normally a Ghost/Electric Pokémon, and it can change its form (altering its stats and giving it a unique move) by possessing an appliance (lawn mower, oven, etc). Recently, they changed it so that Rotom's Ghost typing is changed to one suiting the new form. The Fan Form becomes an Electric/Flying type, and it still has Levitate. Why is this redundant? Because Flying types and Pokémon with Levitate are both immune to Ground-type attacks.
The Regigigas event in Pokemon Diamond And Pearl and Platinum. Taking the three legendary golems to Snowpoint temple awakens Regigigas. These could be brought over from Gen III with Pal Park or traded for on the GTS. But there was a third option which is where the redundancy comes in. Nintendo made available for download a special Regigigas celebrating the 11th Pokémon movie. It could be taken to three points in Sinnoh to awaken the legendary golems, which could then be taken to Snowpoint Temple to awaken the other Regigigas.
The Plugin "The Box" for The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion starts with a flyer that has the subtitle "Misteriously odd horn is vaguely rumored to be strangely weird!" and reads "Following promises of great wealth of wealth, really powerful power, and knowledge of knowledgeable knowledge (try slipping that past the department of redundancy department 3 times fast), most have simply given up after mere HOURS of blowing the Horn without results!".
Dr. Eggman: People have been sitting on those rides. WITH THEIR BUTTS.
The English translation of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite features the imaginatively named 'Darkness Darkblade.'
Fossil Fighter has this one commentary
First commentator: What do you say is the key to winning a duel Second commentator: Oh i'd say dedication, good strategy and dedication. First commentator: *looking shocked* You said dedication twice.
Metal Gear Solid has Otacon make the remark "This is just like one of my Japanese animes!" when confronted by the Cyborg Ninja. This is probably the translator's fault, since the word "anime" in a Japanese context refers to animation in general and not exclusively to Japanese-produced animation like it would to an English speaker.
That is not redundant it is not, unless it's repeated.
Nobuo Uematsu's band, the Black Mages, plays heavy-metal versions of Final Fantasy songs. On their third album, they renamed the final boss music from Final Fantasy III into KURAYAMINOKUMO, which is Japanese for "the Cloud of Dark Darkness".
Many, many literal translations to English from Japanese and a few other languages fall under this trope inadvertently. This does not mean they actually invoke the trope. It is a demonstration that literal translations do not always convey the correct point of an expression.
Additionally, Kurayami no kumo (暗闇の雲) is the Japanese name for the Cloud of Darkness, whose theme that music is.
"Shannon was uncharacteristically verbose. Compared to how she normally was, this was very verbose."
The visual novel Kira Kira, Engish version on PC (nonono, not that Engrish-filled iPhone version), 'nough said... No really, enough with saying those longass lines already!
Fawful already draws out his metaphors and similies beyond belief, but in Bowser's Inside Story, he possibly says the most overkill-inducing 'this is the end!' speech in existence:
For now is is the end of the final act of the final closing last encore!
Kingdom Of Loathing has a class called Seal Clubbers, who start out with a seal-clubbing club (for clubbing seals). With different amounts of tainted seal blood, it's possible to sequentially upgrade the seal-clubbing club into a club of corruption, corrupt club of corruption, and corrupt club of corrupt corruption, which do progressively more damage at the cost of draining some of your health whenever you win a fight.
Quoth the description of the GameInformPowerDailyPro magazine: "GameInformPowerDailyPro is a fairly typical video game magazine, filled with game reviews, advertisements, previews, advertisements, pro-tips, industry news, advertisements, and advertisements."
In Saints Row, the gang the Carnales or Los Carnales are often referred to as "The Los Carnales", infuriating Dex to no end. He later stumbles into it himself and blames one of the other gang members.
"The Los Carnales are attacking The Row!" "It's the Carnales are attacking! Los means The!" *blank stare* "RIO GRANDE RIVER! Oh forget it!"
A gem of a drop in World of Warcraft called the "Defender Cloak of Defense". Made possible via the fact that said Defender Cloak exists in several variants, and ironically only one of them gives defense.
Clan of Redundancy Clan is a popular guild name in MMOs like World of Warcraft among people who think they're being clever...they aren't.
One of the phrases said by female humans from the /flirt emote is "My turn offs are rude people, mean people and people who aren't nice."
In Runescape, some quests' requirements are somewhat more than necessary:
Eadgar's Ruse: Druidic Ritual, Troll Stronghold, Level 31 Herblore, Rescue Eadgar from the Troll Stronghold
Jungle Potion: Druidic Ritual, Level 3 Herblore, so yeah...
A Fairy Tale Part III - Battle at Orks Rift: A Fairy Tale Part II - Cure a Queen, Wolf Whistle, Level 59 Magic, Level 54 Farming, Level 51 Thieving, Level 37 Summoning, Level 36 Crafting
A Void Dance: Druidic Ritual, Quiet Before the Swarm, Wolf Whistle, 54 Thieving, 52 Woodcutting, 49 Herblore, 48 Summoning, 47 Construction, 47 Mining, 46 Hunter
The point here is that to even be able to use the Summoning and Herblore skills, you need to complete Wolf Whistle, and Druidic Ritual respectively. It is not possible to have above a level 1 in either skill without those quests. More importantly, the reward for Druidic Ritual is enough experience to advance to Herblore level 3. So, Jungle Potion could have just said "Druidic Ritual" and been fine.
Those, along with any other time a Quest requirement and a Skill requirement are given where you need to have at least that high of said skill in order to finish said Quest in the first place.
In Terraria, a lot of items get a random bonus indicated with a prefix in the item's name. Because of how this works, Demonic Demon Scythes are excellent weapons for getting through the part where you find them.
Due to how NPC names work, you can get an NPC called "Santa Claus the Santa Claus" during Christmas.
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the final level is called 'Bowser's Fortified Fortress'. Well, it's the mission title for his Galaxy Generator...
The Grand World map is the universe, the World maps are Solar systems, the stages are galaxies, the Final Galaxy is a giant Bowser castle face planet. The planet itself CONTAINS another castle inside it. There was probably another inner level of additional castle just to drive the point home.
In the original Devil May Cry, Dante blurts out this redundelicious line: "eventually I should hit the jackpot sooner or later!"
Elvis from Perfect Dark has a funny moment when he realizes that they've found what is essentially the Skedar Mecca.
Late Game Boy Advance and Gamecube games had a "play from a safe distance and Blah Blah Blah" disclaimer. The DS and Wii show these disclaimers when you turn them on, so if you play one of said GBA/GCN games via retrocompatibility, you see the disclaimer twice.
From Disgaea, we have this ability from the pierrot demons: Poison Poison. "It's poison [.]"
From UFC Undisputed 2010's career mode, when you ask your trainer about Stat Decay. "Each Skill and Attribute is represented as either Stable or Decreasing, this is represented as Stable or Decreasing on the Stat Bar, and through two stages: Stable and Decreasing."
In Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, if you lose as Broly when fighting against Vegeta on the first Movie 8 stage, Vegeta will claim "If you're the Legendary Super Saiyan, I'm the Chou Super Saiyan!" .Chou means super, so he's the... "Super Super Saiyan".
You're sure he wasn't saying "True Super Saiyan"? Cuz that would make a ton more sense.
In Bioshock: "Bottom of the ocean, boyo. All oxygen comes from the trees! No trees, no oxygen!"
To be fair, this is because Gamebryo engine games list the description of an area portal as "<portal name> to <destination name>". Most often it's "Door to <place>", but the greenhouse door was probably different enough to justify a label.
Fallout 3 lists a comic in the Hubris Comics Database called "Captain Cosmos: the Radioactive Space-Men from Space!"
In Dragon Age: Origins, a young dwarf who wants to study magic theory at the Circle Tower complains "Here in Orzammar, we're surrounded by stone and tradition and more stone."
Dragon Quest IX has a sign post inside one of its dungeons that reads: "WARNING! You ave bin warned."
The Steam description for Driver: Parallel Lines advertises how you can "Experience New York's gritty underworld as the most lethal wheelman for hire in the both the 70's of the past and the modern times of today." Giving them the benefit of the doubt, the '70s COULD refer to future '70s. But modern times are today.
Shenmue's Ryo upon finding a key: "A key, but what for? What do I do with this key?". Followed shortly by a label: Mysterious Key.
In The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, a book titled Events of the Third Era contains numerous typos and mistakes, including two entries that say "Death of Emperor Pelagius dies" and "defeat of Camoran Usurper defeated."
"My magic may be weak.. But my strength is strong!"
If The Game Of The Ages's Village Idiot of Stupidity isn't enough for you, buy a suit of Magic Armor of Magic.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. The concept is meant to be a portmanteau of "REVENGE + VENGEANCE = REVENGEANCE", but ignores the fact that, on a fundamental level, they both mean the same thing (i.e. getting even).
It's worth mentioning that "revengeance" actually is a real word, it's just not really used anymore due to revenge and vengeance already in use, making revengeance... well, redundant.
Most of the phone messages you can listen to in First Encounter Assault Recon have the person making the message introducing themselves by stating their full name to the person they're talking to. Even within the Armacham complex, wherein presumably everybody already knows each other and they have a system for determining who sent the message (i.e. "First message from: <caller's name>.").
The 2011 reboot of You Don't Know Jack features a category titled "Cookie's Fortune Cookie Fortunes with Cookie 'Fortune Cookie' Masterson". Also, one of the sponsors in the Facebook version of the game is The Warehouse Supply Warehouse.
The name of the video game genre "RPG" is an acronym that stands for "role-playing game", yet there's no shortage of people that call the games from said genre "RPG games".
There's a somewhat stealthy example in the names of some of the dream eaters in Kingdom Hearts 3 D like the Komory Bat and Ryu Dragon, which are simply a combination of the Japanese and English name for the animal (Meaning their names would translate to Bat Bat and Dragon Dragon).
This line by Leo from Culdcept: "My monster has battle combat skills!"
In Space Quest IV you discover in a bargain bin among other things a game called "Boom", described as "a post-holocaust adventure set in post-holocaust America after the holocaust."
Windows Vista and 7 have a Games folder that automatically detects various games installed on your computer. Occasionally it will make two shortcuts for one game.
A Reality On The Norm game is called Invasion of the Space Aliens Who Are Not From Earth But From Some Other Planet.
In Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, one enemy in the fifth dungeon is called "Sleeping Lion". Whenever a character in this game misses a turn in battle due to being asleep, the message box will display "[Character] is sleeping". The Sleeping Lion, as its name implies, starts the battle sleeping, so you'll get the message "Sleeping Lion is sleeping" until you wake it up.