Characters inserting a tied coin into a coin-operated device and then pulling the coin out with the string to steal an item or service from the machine. However, this trope also extends toward other things.
Later in the 1980s, when video game arcade operators realized that people were doing this, manufacturers started putting a string cutter into the coin mechanism
In many series where characters' names are changed in translations, there is often one exception: the Series Mascot or main character(s). Often this ends up making them stand out amongst the characters, which actually helps distinguish them.
The reason for this trope is in order to increase international brand recognition. The mascot, or lead if no mascots exist, having the same name in all areas helps people recognize them no matter where they're from, with no language barriers.
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