Say My Name: Video Games

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Metal Gear Solid:
    • Done with Raiden in MGS2 whenever you die, by both Colonel Campbell and Solid Snake (who use "Raiden"), and Rose who uses his real name, "JAAACCCKKKK!".
    • At the end of MGS 1, where Snake's old friendly nemesis 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.
  • 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.
  • In Luigi's Mansion, pressing "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!"
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: "MARIO!" "LUIGI!"
  • 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 had Lord Bale's infamous "SINDRIII!"
  • 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!"
    • When Mai is knocked out, "ANDY!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • One (although there are many examples of excessive name repetition) is during the scene when Pyramid Head impales Maria in Brookhaven Hospital:
    Maria: Jaaames!
    James: NOOO!
    Maria: JAAAMES!!
    James: MARIAAA!
  • In Mystical Ninja starring Goemon, as Kyushu is floating away Goemon yells OMITSUUU!
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: Press A to "Cheryl!"
  • Sword of Mana: PROFESSOR BOOOMB!
  • Ratchet & Clank: QWAAA*bzzt* Oh, Janice...*thud* AAARK!!
  • Star Fox 64's Japanese version: when you lose a stage. In English versions, it is replaced with the Big "NO!".
    Peppy/Slippy/Falco: FOKKUSUUU!!!
  • Modern Warfare: "RAMIREZ!" Do everything!
  • Count how many times you see "ALEX!" "LUNA!" in Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete. I dare you.
  • Legacy of Kain: MAAALEEEEK!!!!!!
  • Left 4 Dead: BIIILL!
    • ZOEY!
  • Over Blood: "PIPOOO!"
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe: KAAAAHN! It's The Joker's line.
  • And in Mitsumete Knight, a Spiritual Successor of Tokimeki Memorial, you've got Johan Elites, who constantly does this each time the Asian (i.e. the Main Protagonist) foils his plans. "TOUYOUJIN-MEEE!" ("YOU BASTARD ASIAAAN!!!")
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: BAAAZOOOKAAA!
    • Peasant's Quest: "Where's my cottage?! TROGDOOOR!"
  • RosenkreuzStilette: "TIA!"
  • In Daemon Bride, Kuon will let loose a furious "REIZEEEIII!" if Reizei, his rival, defeats him in a match.
  • In Bare Knuckle 3, if the player fails to save General Ivan Petrov in Stage 6: "IVAAAN!"
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising:
    • Played for Laughs with Pit and Hades. The camera even dramatically switches between them. First time:
      Hades: I've been so looking forward to your arrival, Pitty-Pat!
      Pit: Hades.
      Hades: Pit.
      Pit: Hades!
      Hades: Pit!
      Pit: Hadeees!
      Hades: Piiit!
      Both: It's ON!
    • Happens again later. It gets louder, but then eventually ends with them saying the names softly:
    Hades: Hello again, Pit.
    Pit: Hades!
    Hades: Pit!
    Pit: Hades!
    Hades: PIT!
    Pit: HADES!
    Hades: Piiit...
    Pit: Hadees...
    Hades: HACHOO!
    Pit: Excuse you. But anyway...
    Both: Now it's REALLY on!
    (epic fist clash that causes rocks to fly up all over)
    Hades: On to death!
    Pit: On to victory!
  • In Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, Jagi still has this as his catch phase (only now, it's "Say my name, bitches!"). He also has a special attack called "Say My Name", where a stone bust drops from the sky in front of him.
  • In Brain Dead 13, Dr. Neurosis tends to shout Fritz's name a lot, especially in the final confrontation.
  • In Dragon Age II, Varric shouts his brother's name when the latter traps him and Hawke in the Deep Roads: "BARTRAAAND!"
  • Zoran Lazarevic in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, upon drinking from the source of awesome power and sensing Nathan Drake's presence.
    Lazarevic: Drake... DRAKE!
  • Street Fighter IV (Arcade Edition):
    • When Oni uses his Ultra in his rival battle, he will shout the name of his brother and nemesis: "GOUUKEEEN!"
    • Sagat cries a name of his opponent during his rival battle with Ryu.
  • Halo: The Master Chief is a quiet, stoic fellow. The closest we ever hear him shout is raising his voice a bit to get Cortana and Guilty Spark to stop fighting. But come the last level of Halo 4, when the AI interface pedestal that Cortana is presently inserted into is vaporized by the Didact, the Chief actually shouts Cortana's name in horror at the apparent death of his ailing friend, reaching out to where she'd just been. (...She, of course, survives this, only to die shortly afterward to save the Chief's life one last time.)
  • In Neo Contra, after Bill Rizer and Jaguar defeat Pheromone Contra, or Lucia: "LUUUCIAAA!!!"
  • In the Normal Ending of Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, Nepgear shouts for her sister Neptune after the CPUs sacrifice themselves to eradicate CFW Arfoire.
  • In Eternal Sonata, Allegretto gives a very dramatic POLLLKA! when she attempts her Heroic Sacrifice by leaping off the cliff at the end of the game.
  • Nearly every villain in Professor Layton shouts "LAAAYTTOOON" at one time.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future:
    • Both Josephs do this in their "Master's Teachings/Unforgettable Memories" super. Old Joseph whispers "Lisa-Lisa..." his teacher and mother from Part 2. Compare that to Young Joseph, on the other hand, who screams out "CAAAEEESAAAAR!" as in Caesar Zeppeli.
    • Every hero character (And Devo) shouts out "DIO!" as their special intro against him. Chaka has a Dummied Out vocal where he does this as well.
  • In Star Stealing Prince, one of the bosses is a Dual Boss, and they care about each other. So when you kill either of them, the first thing the other one says is the name of the one who fell. And then they become so distraught they start spamming their most powerful attack.
  • Batman: Arkham Origins: ALLLLFREEEEDDDD!
  • In The Secret World, Lilith does the "saying their own name" variant, with bonus Voice of the Legion, and with all of the seventeen names she's had.
  • Dead Space 3: Isaac seems to spend half the game saying "Ellie!" at varying volumes.
  • The opening to Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 does this, in a scene taken from the TV series. "NARUTOOOO!" "SAAASUKEEEEEEE!"
  • In Star Trek Online, the mission "Surface Tension" has Undine-Cooper screaming out Tuvok's name in anger after the Vulcan turned the tables on him.
  • Haunting Ground:
    • "Fiii-ona!" yelled in a raspy voice by old Lorenzo as he crawls after you.
    • "Miss Fiona..." a rarely-heard phrase Daniella says in a sing-song voice if you're hiding from her. Contrasted against her usual Emotionless Girl demeanour, it's creepy as hell.
  • In DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou, after Saya is forced to kill Hina and the latter dies in her arms, Saya shouts, "HINAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" as the game ends.
  • As shown in the Rise of the Falcon trailer in SpeedRunners, the Falcon screams Speedrunner's name in furious text as he's left to struggle to keep his home from burning down.
  • In Mortal Kombat X, a lot of pre-fight banter between kombatants begins with one kombatant calling their opponent by name. In story mode, the reformed Scorpion also pulls this when he's about to kill Quan Chi.
    Quan Chi: Scorpion, we can-
    Scorpion: *cold-cocks Quan Chi* My name is Hanzo Hasashi!
  • The Big Bad of Dying Light screams "CRRAAAANNNEEEE!!" at the top of his lungs after Crane kills his guards, chops off his left hand and escapes his compound. More than one reviewer compared the whole thing to the now infamous "KHHAAAAAAANN!!"
  • Parodied in Saints Row: The Third; every single one of the radio promos for Nyteblayde end with the title character doing one of these.
  • Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, when the world's greatest boyfriend sacrifices himself to save her:
    Tia: "DEKAAAAAAAR!!!!"
  • Telepath Tactics features a lot of this in characters' death messages: Gavrielle, Farasat, Teresa, and Phoebe will all do this is the other member of their pair dies. Scarlet will also do this if Edwin dies, as will Louise if Madeleine dies.
  • In Snatcher, after Harry's death:
    Gillian: "C-CUNNINGHAM! No! SNATCHER! I'll get you for this!"