Video Game Carn Evil Discussion

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Nemmington
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04:55:17 AM Sep 23rd 2014
edited by 194.83.56.158
I'm just wondering exactly where the information that the main characters are called "Jacob" and "Lisa" comes from. The page currently credits the manual, but... do arcade games actually have manuals? I notice that some sites, including Wikipedia, actually have physical descriptions of the two characters - when I don't believe that we see more than their hands in-game.

Is this just fanon that ran rampant?
supersaver87
08:46:32 PM Oct 10th 2014
Good to see I'm not the only one doubting this. I'm positive it's fanon. The game DOES have a manual: http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/C/CarnEvil_2Player_Dedicated_25in_1640069101_Nov_1998.pdf

However, the names Jacob and Lisa are nowhere to be found...in fact, no names for the protagonists are given AT ALL.
supersaver87
08:01:51 AM Oct 13th 2014
edited by 108.18.4.162
Did some research. When the Wikipedia page was started in 2005, the protagonist was indeed unnamed. The names Jacob and Lisa were added to Wikipedia by an anonymous editor in July 2007, without a source. (That person gave the name Lisa to the innocent bystander, when her actual name is Betty. The Carn Evil site confirms it.) Somehow, instead of getting corrected, other editors just ran with it and added their own fanon stuff.

So now the issue is editing all the pages...and keeping the fanon out. Since this has been taken as truth for seven years, this may prove very difficult. :P
ZanyDragon
10:01:07 AM Nov 24th 2014
Actually, all that's in the manual is how to change the game settings, the parts of the cabinet, and so on. There's nothing that lists information about the game levels and the enemies you encounter.
Nemmington
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04:55:17 AM Sep 23rd 2014
edited by 194.83.56.158
Wooop, double post. Sorry.
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