Say My Name / Video Games

  • Giants: Citizen Kabuto:
  • Super Mario
    • Princess Peach often calls out Mario's name when she's getting kidnapped, or if he's just rescued her.
    • Luigi has truly epics ones in Luigi's Mansion bypressing "A" with no other context action available will cause Luigi to call out in search of his brother. These can range from a tentative "Mario?" to a full blown Narm Charm "MAA-REEE-OOO!". Which you need to hear for yourself.
    • In the Mario & Luigi series, the other brother's name is one of the few intelligible phrases Mario and Luigi can say, alongside token things like "Let's-a go" and "Mama Mia".
  • The Binding of Isaac:
    • Isaac's name is shouted in the boss fight with Mom. And in the fight with Satan. ISAAAC!
  • Inverted in Kill Switch: part of the game's Mind Screw flashback story is a mystery girl's insistent question that the main character say her name. The trope's name itself is Arc Words for the game.
  • Ninja Gaiden II (part of the original trilogy for the NES) had Ryu Hayabusa and his love interest Irene Lew saying their names constantly.
  • Resident Evil: Many examples almost gives Metal Gear a run for it's money.
    • Chris loves to scream "JIIIILLLL", "CLAAAIREEE", "SHEEEEVA" and especially "WESSSSKEEER".
    • Wesker during the climax of of Residnet Evil 5 "CHRIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS" takes the cake.
    • "BIILLLLY" from Rebecca in Resident Evil 0.
    • Claire in Resident Evil 2 in and later Ashely in Resident Evil 4 scream "LEEEEEOOOOOOOOOON" like fangirls at the door. But Ashely especially grates on the ears when a enemy grabs her.
    • Leon yells "ADAAA!" very, very often.
    • Claire and Jake: "CHERRY".
    • Alfred Ashford: "Alexia... ''Alexia...!" or "REDFIELD" when referring to the siblings.
    • "Stars.." from Nemesis in Resident Evil 3
    • In Resident Evil 4 "LOOUUIIS!" - not quite addressing him by the right name to the very end. Which can kind of kill it a little.
    • "Mr Kennedy" from Salazar.
    • "MIIIIKE" Leon in grief over the unseen helicopter pilot.
    • Every playable character in Resident Evil 6 will scream the name when you or your partner died.
    • It comes as a rather funny boss dialogue in Leon's campaign:
      Simmons: LEEEEOOON!
      Leon: SIMMONS!
  • Kingdom Hearts II:
    • TRON's new password is the heroes' names, which gets shouted dramatically by the heroes themselves. Here's a video that shows nearly every instance. Granted, there is one time in the game where they are addressed as "Donald, Sora, Goofy." This is only because Donald got there first.
    • Kairi's favorite word seems to be "Sora" or "SORA!" or "Soo... raa..." She can even say it while disembodied!
  • Speaking of Roxas, one scene in the prologue features Axel and Di Z screaming Roxas's name at him over and over again. A lot of the Organization XIII members will also cry out "Roxxaaaaasss..." upon being defeated in battle.
  • The "cutscene" that occurs in the middle of the final boss battle consists entirely of Sora and Riku saying each others' names.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep:
    • The game has everyone good who was lost throughout the series saying Sora's name; asking him to save them.
    • When you encounter the Bonus Boss: Xe...ha...nort...? Xeha...nort... XEHANOOOOOOORRRTT!
    • In any game, whenever a party member heals another, they will usually yell the name of whoever they're healing. The one exception is for Captain Jack Sparrow in the second (third?) game, who gets referred to as "Captain!" because "Jack!" was already used for Jack Skellington.
    • In the second game, summon characters will always say Sora's name upon being summoned.
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days has "Xion!" being used by Roxas a lot.
  • Used in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex The Game, when Batou comes across two Motokos fighting (not unlike Pazu's situation in 2nd Gig), he figures out who the impostor is by yelling out, "MOTOKOOO!" and shooting the one who responded because the Major does not react when someone yells her given name.
  • Within the Tales Series, it is common for the lead male character to scream another character's name during a dramatic scene. This video only scratches the surface of how much the Tales Series loves this trope.
  • Cave Story
    • "Quote!" from Curly.
    • "MISERY" from Balrog.
    • "DOOOCTOOOR" from King.
  • Metal Wolf Chaos has
    • "RICHAAARD!!!"
    • "MICHAEL!!!" ...quite a lot of this throughout the game.
  • Metal Gear:
    • Done with Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2 whenever you die, by both Colonel Campbell and Solid Snake, who use "Raiden", and Rose, who uses his real name, "JAAACCCKKKK!". The "Raiden" variant returns in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, where it's done by Doktor, Kevin, Courtney and the other members of Raiden's suport team.
    • At the end of MGS1, where Snake's old partner-turned-cyborg ninja Grey Fox gives his life to destroy the radome on Metal Gear REX, Snake screams out a mighty "FOOOOXX!!!"
    • Nearly every example from the second half of MGS2 can be viewed here, while those from the entirety of MGS3 can be viewed here.
    • And of course there is perhaps one of the most well known examples of the trope from across the franchise whenever Snake gets killed:
    "Snake? Snake?! SNAAAKE!
    Old Snake: LIQUIIIIIID!!
    Liquid Ocelot: SNAAAAKE!!
  • Near the end of the Sandral/Matale feud quest in Knights of the Old Republic: "There you are, Shen!" "Father!" "Mr. Matale!" "Rahasia!" "Father!" "Mr. Sandral!" "Nurik!" "Ahlan!"
  • Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan:
    • OOO-UUU-EEEN-DAAAN! (Though in the first game's "Over the Distance" level, it was delivered instead as a quiet, heartfelt "Ouendan...". Also parodied in "One Night Carnival", the main character tries to scream, but is suffering from severe stomach cramps so it comes out as a weak, strained "Ouen...daaan...").
    • And in its across-the-pond counterpart, Elite Beat Agents: AGENTS! — right after the eponymous Agents are zapped by a Rhombulan petrification beam.
  • Killzone 2: "Sev?! SEEEV!!!" Dick Richardson was surprised it actually didn't morph into "SNAAAKE!!"
  • Zero says "Iris" at least ten times in his infamous ending in Mega Man X 4.
    • In a turnaround, Mega Man Zero's Ciel cries Zero's name at least three times, and the last time was a hopeless bid for Zero to get out of Ragnarok even though it's already too late by that time.
    • So far in the series, the first thing X says upon seeing Zero destroyed or resurrected has been "Zero!"
    • One of the last lines in Day of Sigma is this one from Zero as he's regaining consciousness: "Sigma...X...X? X! X!"
    • Sigma, Vile, Dr. Cain, and all of the Mavericks get the chance to say X's name over the course of the game the OVA comes with.
    • Suffice it to say, the Mega Man franchise likes using this trope; characters will say each other's names for no reason at all!
  • Fire Emblem: "SOOOTHE!" and in Path of Radiance: "FATHER!!"
    • And "NIIINIAAAN!"
  • EarthBound: "Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness....."
  • .hack//G.U.:
    • "Come on, come on! I'm right here! SKEEEITH!!!"
    • "ATOLIII!"
    • "OVAAAN!!!"
    • "PIII!"
  • Fatal Fury: "GEEEESUH!"
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: "AAANGEAAAL!"
  • Castlevania
    • Portrait of Ruin: Your characters call each others' names when switching, or when summoning them onscreen for support. This results in...
      • Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte!
      • Loretta! Sister! Loretta! Sister! Loretta! Sister! Loretta! Sister! Loretta! Sister! Loretta! Sister!
    • Upon his defeat in Order of Ecclesia, the Fake Boss Albus bellows a truly epic "SHAAANOOOAAA!"
    • Dawn of Sorrow: "Yoko!" "Julius!" "Alucard!"
      • And when you reach the final boss in Julius Mode, you get one depending on which character is leading the strike: "ARIKADO!" "VERUNANDES!" "YURIUSU... BELMONDOOO!"
      • The lead's heavy hearted 'Soma...'.
    • Likewise, Maxim of Harmony of Dissonance also yells "JUSTEEE!" when beaten.
    • Thanks to Castlevania: Judgment, we also have "LORD DRACULAAA!", "LORD DRACULAAA!" and "LORD GALAMOOOTH!"
    • One character pressing the "Dual Crush" button near another results in them calling the other character's name in Harmony of Despair.
  • Touhou: Mostly in Fanon, but Ran Yakumo seems to be fond of yelling her Shikigami's name: "CHEEEN!"
  • Guilty Gear: SOOOL!
  • BlazBlue: Masta Unito...AMA-TEH-RASUUU!
  • Evil Zone:
    • "Say my name!" — "Which one, Gally?" — "I'm Gally 'Vanish' Gregman! The bounty hunter!"
    • "Danzaiiivaaar!"
  • Team Fortress 2:
  • Disgaea: As befits his role as a Large Ham, Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth gets a few of these. At the end of Chapter 11, when Thursday goes off-line, and then at the end of Chapter 12, when Jennifer is taken away.
  • Disgaea Dimension 2: Lots of dramatic name calling happens in the various Non Standard Game Overs, usually because a character has died.
  • Eternal Darkness: "Charlemaaaagne..."
  • Sonic Adventure 2: Shadow yells "MARIA" when he dies in levels, plus tons of times in flashbacks.
    • Amy's "SONIIIC!"
    • Tails screams out for Sonic too.
    • In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic calls out Elise's name after the Egg Carrier explodes.
    • Then Knuckles shouts Sonic's name when he sees him dead before his and the others' eyes. Amy does this too, but with more emotion.
  • World of Warcraft: ARTHAAAS!!!
  • In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Marche will call Montblanc's name if Montblanc dies in a Jagd, "Montblanc? Montblanc!"
    • Exclusively for its Audio Adaptation, Marche calls Montblanc's name while crying at the end of the series, along with the very ending where Montblanc calls Marche's name softly, along with an echo, after his One-Liner.
    • That's not just enough. Montblanc actually went exaggerated when Marche goes to Prison (along with Ritz) and before he faces Llednar Twem.
  • Space Channel 5:
    • Ulala calls Pudding and Jaguar's names after they get pimp-slapped by Blank and proceeds to do absolutely nothing about it but continue the fight without them.
    • When Ulala gets pimp-slapped by Purge in Part 2, Noize does this as well.
    • "ULALAAA!"
    • "PURRRGE!"
  • The World Ends with You: If Beat is your partner, he'll sometimes cry out "RHYYYME!" when you get a Game Over.
  • Klonoa:
    • "HEWPOE!" "KLONOA!"
    • "GHADIUS!"
  • Xenoblade: "FIORAAA!"
  • Xenosaga: "UZUUUKIII!"
    • "KOOOS-MOOOS!"
    • "ALBEDOOO!"
    • "CHIEF!"
    • Also referenced in a The Missing Year theme song "Please Call My Name".
  • Dawn of War
    • Lord Bale's infamous "SSSINDRIIIIII!" on Sindri's betrayal.
    • Subverted in Retribution: On finally having undeniable proof that their Chapter Master has fallen to Chaos, something that Diomedes has been denying for the past two decades as he's been working for him for four centuries, he only says the name with quiet contempt.
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy IV: You'll be hearing a lot of "Cecil, Cecil" and even more "Rosa,Rosa".
  • Final Fantasy VI: "KEFKA!!!" by the main heroes.
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: "AAANGEAAAL!"
    • Final Fantasy X:
    • "YUUUUUNA!" Yelled by Tidus when the party arrive to Yuna's arranged wedding with Seymour, Just in Time.
    • "SEYMOUR!" Tidus again, when Seymour reveals he just finished destroying the Ronso on Mt. Gagazet.
    • "Maester Seymour!" Wakka, towards Seymour when he first reveals his evil intent. It's out of disbelief more than anything else.
  • Final Fantasy XIII: "Snow!" "SERAAAH!"
    • During fights with "BARTHANDELUS!", the current party leader will often say his name during paradigm changes.
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2: Snow gets another one (two in quick succession, in fact), when Serah and Noel arrive to help him defeat Royal Ripeness.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has a boss whose lyrics in the song actually tells you to say his name.
    "I am the end and the beginning. The faith that feeds the unbelieving. A tightening knot to staunch the bleeding. Say my name! Say my name! Sephirot!"
  • Tales of Monkey Island: In Chapter 1, when a blunder with the Cutlass of Kaflu ends with the fuse being unintentionally lit in Elaine's ship: "Elaine!" "Guybrush?" (monkey does a Face Palm, gunpowder barrel explodes) "ELAAAaaaine!!!"
    • And at the end of Chapter 4, when LeChuck runs Guybrush through: "Guybrush!" "Elaine?" "GUYBRUSH!!!" "LECHUCK! (laughs) Arr, this name-shouting is jolly good fun!"
  • Mass Effect: By Memetic Mutation: "Shepard." "Wrex."
    • In the trailer for Mass Effect 2, Joker yells "Shepard!" while the commander is sacrificing themself to launch Joker's escape pod.
    • Male!Shepard yells "Tali!" while she is about to fall off the strange hexagonal platform at the end of the Collector Base. He does say that, but not then - if Tali is carried away by the swarms, he screams her name.
    • Grunt always greets Shepard by saying their name.
    • Zaeed's "SHEPARD!" if you leave him to die.
    • In Mass Effect 3, you got Male!Shepard, yelling "STEEEVEE" when Steve Cortez, the Normandy's shuttle pilot, got hit by a Harvester when you return to Earth for the final assault. He will survive if you help him get over his husband's death.
    • The "Citadel" DLC for 3 not only hangs a lampshade on it, but hooks up a tri-light bulb as well, as one optional conversation between Shepard and one or both of Wrex and Grunt consists solely of them saying each other's names with different intonations. It's looped, so you can let this go all day. "Shepard." "Grunt." "Wrex." "Shepard." "Grunt." "Shepard, Shepard, Shepard." "WREX!" "Grunt!" "Shepard!" "Grunt." Etc. etc. etc.
    • Grunt via email if you choose Aralakh Company over the Rachni Queen/Breeder, announcing that he has his entire company of elite krogan warriors chanting, as he puts it, "SHEPERD S HEPAURD SHEPARUD". In his defence, he's a) basically been raised on words and pictures but very little actual written content, and b) is drunk at the time.
  • Dead Rising's sniper trio miniboss, depending on what order they're taken out in: "JAAACK!" "THOMAAAS!" "DAAAD!!"
  • Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2 loved this a lot. Characters names are shouted right and left shamelessly.
  • Mushihime Sama:
    • "RECO-CHAAAN!!"
    • "PARUMUUU!"
  • As in parodying Metal Gear Solid, BlazBlue, if in Bang's storyline, if he lost against Hakumen, Litchi will call his name out like this: "Bang? Bang! BAAANG!!!" Bang just never gets any luck because that's when Litchi finally responds to him the way he wanted to, and he's down for the count to hear that. His other outcome if he won against Hakumen isn't any better for his crush.
  • Heavy Rain:
  • The King of Fighters: "KYOOO!"
  • Fatal Fury: "GEESE!"
  • Happens after Jak's Suicidal "Gotcha!" in Jak 3: Wastelander
    Daxter: Jak? JAAAK!
  • Fallout 3:
    Crag: Slavers? You led the slavers here?! To Rockopolis?! You idiots! Do you realize what you've done?!
    Herbert "Daring" Dashwood: Inspired you to... tighten your defenses?
    Argyle: Warm welcome's over, boss! Time to scram!
  • Heavenly Sword: KAAAIII!
  • Silent Hill 2 seems to use name-calling as a replacement for actual dialogue in a few places. ...Actually, no. Most of the time, with "Mary"... "James".
    • One (although there are many examples of excessive name repetition) is during the scene when Pyramid Head impales Maria in Brookhaven Hospital:
      Maria: Jaaames!? JAAAMES!
      James: NOOO!
      Maria: JAAAMES!!
      James: MARIAAA!
    • But the true harrowing example comes from the final playable section when James's subconscious takes the form of a terrifying version of his
late wife, when "Mary" is defeated she lies on the ground saying "James... James... James over and over again until the player does the finishing blow.