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*** The main character's name, Zidane, is pronounced /zi'dan/. Pronouncing it as /zɪˈdɛɪn/ will earn you the ire of many, ''many'' fans, of both the game and of the famous Brazilian soccer player Zinedine Zidane.

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*** The main character's name, Zidane, is pronounced /zi'dan/. Pronouncing it as /zɪˈdɛɪn/ will earn you the ire of many, ''many'' fans, of both the game and of the famous Brazilian French soccer player Zinedine Zidane.


** Calling the series as a whole, its first reboot or the [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 game]] "an VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} rip-off" is close to a death wish. At least with the 2013 game the confusion is possible and justifiable, so fans tend to be lenient about it. But God help you if you decide to compare any of the previous games, ''especially'' those made long before ''Uncharted'' debuted.

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** Calling the series as a whole, its first reboot or the [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 game]] "an VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} rip-off" is close to a death wish. At least with the 2013 game the confusion is possible and justifiable, so fans tend to be lenient about it. But God help you if you decide to compare any of the previous games, ''especially'' those made long before ''Uncharted'' debuted.


** For the love of god if you want to continue living do not say that Kirby is evil, a monster, or the true threat to dreamland unless you're joking in a friendly way. Unlike most misconceptions, where you will usually be let off with a polite correction, the fans will ''tear'' into you. MatPat learned this the hard way.

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** For the love of god if you want to continue living do not say that Kirby is evil, a monster, or the true threat to dreamland unless you're joking in a friendly way. Unlike most misconceptions, where you will usually be let off with a polite correction, the fans will ''tear'' into you. MatPat [=MatPat=] learned this the hard way.



** Don't ever hold the [[WebVideo/GameTheory "Ness is Sans]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' theory as any sort of canonical fact.

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** Don't ever hold the [[WebVideo/GameTheory "Ness is Sans]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''" theory as any sort of canonical fact.



* Back when ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' was first announced, Nintendo fans claimed that it was a rip-off of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Even now, the game is stuck with the "Sony's ''Smash Bros.'' moniker". Even though the games are similar on-paper (MassiveMultiplayerCrossover games featuring their respective company's most popular characters), the gameplay is vastly different from ''Smash Bros.'' and other PlatformFighters... which ironically leads to the most common criticism of the game from both Nintendo and Sony fans being that they didn't copying their competitor ''enough''. Oh, and don't say that Polygon Man copied Master Hand. The character is actually OlderThanTheyThink, being a short-lived mascot of the [=PS1=] the predates the first ''Super Smash Bros.''

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* Back when ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' was first announced, Nintendo fans claimed that it was a rip-off of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Even now, the game is stuck with the "Sony's ''Smash Bros.'' moniker". Even though the games are similar on-paper (MassiveMultiplayerCrossover games featuring their respective company's most popular characters), the gameplay is vastly different from ''Smash Bros.'' and other PlatformFighters...[[PlatformFighter Platform Fighters]]... which ironically leads to the most common criticism of the game from both Nintendo and Sony fans being that they didn't copying their competitor ''enough''. Oh, and don't say that Polygon Man copied Master Hand. The character is actually OlderThanTheyThink, being a short-lived mascot of the [=PS1=] the predates the first ''Super Smash Bros.''

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** Calling any given Link besides the one in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' the "Hero of Time". That's a title that has only ever referred to that specific incarnation of the character; other Links are distinct individuals with either their own titles or no known special title.


* Do NOT call a ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' machine a ''DDR'' machine in a Pump it Up forum [[FandomRivalry or viceversa]]. [[InternetBackdraft You have been warned]].

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* Do NOT call a ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' machine a ''DDR'' machine in a Pump it Up forum [[FandomRivalry or viceversa]]. [[InternetBackdraft You have been warned]].

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** For the love of god if you want to continue living do not say that Kirby is evil, a monster, or the true threat to dreamland unless you're joking in a friendly way. Unlike most misconceptions, where you will usually be let off with a polite correction, the fans will ''tear'' into you. MatPat learned this the hard way.

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* A major offense against video games as a whole is to call them [[MurderSimulator Murder Simulators]], that they make you violent, or that violent crimes are linked to video games. If you do, you will have legions of gamers of all genres, consoles, PC, uniting to come down upon you and disprove your statement.

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** Referring to non-Heartless enemies like Nobodies or Dream Eaters[=/=]Nightmares as "Heartless" will get you corrected. The Heartless are not the only type of enemy in the series.
** ''Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover'' is ''not'' merely a retelling of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX''. It's an original movie (about an hour in length) set during the time of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' and intended to be a companion to it.
** Despite the title, don't refer to ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' as the second game in the series. It's the third. The second is ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''.
*** On a similar note, don't claim that the non-numbered games are spin-offs or side games. Despite not being numbered, they are still main series games, and required in order to understand the story. This goes double for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'', which ''is'' important to the series, despite what even some fans might tell you.
** Mispronouncing ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''. While fans will admit it is a silly title, they will still correct you if you say something like "Three hundred and fifty eight over two days" or "Three hundred and fifty eight days divided by two" or something similar. It's actually "Three five eight days over two".
** In general, mispronouncing characters' names, such as pronouncing "Marluxia" as "Mar-lux-ee-a" rather than "Mar-loo-sha", or "Xion" as "Zai-on" or "Zee-on" (or even "Ksee-on") rather than "Shee-on".
** Don't confuse Roxas and Ventus, or say that they're the same person. While there is a rather complicated reason for them looking alike, they are completely different characters - Roxas is Sora's Nobody, and Ventus is an apprentice Keyblade wielder who was around long before Roxas was.


*** Some old-school fans still nostalgically cling to "Aeris". Others have been arguing that it was supposed to be "Aerith" since long before the official spelling changed. And a certain amount of ''Compilation''-era fans are just confused when they get around to playing the original. Tread lightly, young grasshopper.


* No, the UsefulNotes/WiiU was NOT a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer "new controller for the Wii"]], it was the Wii's successor. The controller is called the "[=GamePad=]", and is '''not''' the console itself -- the console is a box similar to other consoles. The controller is also '''not''' a "tablet", it's a tablet-based controller called the [=GamePad=]. It's got so bad at one point that Nintendo had to send out a notice to everyone's Wii console to remind them that the Wii U was, in fact, a brand new console and not an add-on for the Wii whatsoever. As well as air commercials like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbeQeiwW9o this]]. That said, everyone who ''does'' know the Wii U is a separate console are fully aware that it was a bad name, and general consensus is that this was one of the factors that led to the system's failure.


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** No, the UsefulNotes/WiiU was NOT a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer "new controller for the Wii"]], it was the Wii's successor. The controller is called the "[=GamePad=]", and is '''not''' the console itself -- the console is a box similar to other consoles. The controller is also '''not''' a "tablet", it's a tablet-based controller called the [=GamePad=]. It's got so bad at one point that Nintendo had to send out a notice to everyone's Wii console to remind them that the Wii U was, in fact, a brand new console and not an add-on for the Wii whatsoever. As well as air commercials like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbeQeiwW9o this]]. That said, everyone who ''does'' know the Wii U is a separate console are fully aware that it was a bad name, and general consensus is that this was one of the factors that led to the system's failure.


* No, the UsefulNotes/WiiU is NOT a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer "new controller for the Wii"]], it's the Wii's successor. The controller is called the "[=GamePad=]", and is '''not''' the console itself -- the console is a box similar to other consoles. The controller is also '''not''' a "tablet", it's a tablet-based controller called the [=GamePad=]. It's gotten so bad that Nintendo had to send out a notice to everyone's Wii console to remind them that the Wii U is, in fact, a brand new console and not an add-on for the Wii whatsoever, as seen in this commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbeQeiwW9o here]], basically calling out less knowledgeable parents who play this trope straight. Surprisingly, saying that the Wii U is a bad name for a new console will get you nods of agreement not only from the most die-hard fans but even former Nintendo employees.

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* No, the UsefulNotes/WiiU is was NOT a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer "new controller for the Wii"]], it's it was the Wii's successor. The controller is called the "[=GamePad=]", and is '''not''' the console itself -- the console is a box similar to other consoles. The controller is also '''not''' a "tablet", it's a tablet-based controller called the [=GamePad=]. It's gotten got so bad at one point that Nintendo had to send out a notice to everyone's Wii console to remind them that the Wii U is, was, in fact, a brand new console and not an add-on for the Wii whatsoever, whatsoever. As well as seen in this commercial air commercials like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbeQeiwW9o here]], basically calling out less knowledgeable parents this]]. That said, everyone who play this trope straight. Surprisingly, saying that ''does'' know the Wii U is a bad name for a new separate console will get you nods are fully aware that it was a bad name, and general consensus is that this was one of agreement not only from the most die-hard fans but even former Nintendo employees.factors that led to the system's failure.



* Back when ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' was first announced, Nintendo fans claimed that it was a rip-off of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Even after the game was released and the gameplay was shown to be very different from ''SSB'', the Nintendo fandom still complains about it. If they don't say that ''PSASBR'' sucks because it copied ''SSB'', they say that it didn't copy ''SSB'' enough. Furthermore, some fans are so obsessed that they try to find ridiculous excuses to insult ''PSASBR'', by comparing completely unrelated stuff. For example, some say that VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper copied Mr. Game & Watch, ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' copied Donkey Kong, or that Polygon Man copied Master Hand, when actually he existed way before ''SSB'' was created and is OlderThanTheyThink.

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* Back when ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' was first announced, Nintendo fans claimed that it was a rip-off of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Even after now, the game was released and is stuck with the "Sony's ''Smash Bros.'' moniker". Even though the games are similar on-paper (MassiveMultiplayerCrossover games featuring their respective company's most popular characters), the gameplay was shown to be very is vastly different from ''SSB'', ''Smash Bros.'' and other PlatformFighters... which ironically leads to the most common criticism of the game from both Nintendo fandom still complains about it. If and Sony fans being that they didn't copying their competitor ''enough''. Oh, and don't say that ''PSASBR'' sucks because it copied ''SSB'', they say that it didn't copy ''SSB'' enough. Furthermore, some fans are so obsessed that they try to find ridiculous excuses to insult ''PSASBR'', by comparing completely unrelated stuff. For example, some say that VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper copied Mr. Game & Watch, ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' copied Donkey Kong, or that Polygon Man copied Master Hand, when Hand. The character is actually he existed way before ''SSB'' was created and is OlderThanTheyThink.OlderThanTheyThink, being a short-lived mascot of the [=PS1=] the predates the first ''Super Smash Bros.''


* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and its spin-offs are not mindless button mashers, and asserting that they are is a good way to get its small but dedicated fanbase pissed off.

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%% * ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and its spin-offs are not mindless button mashers, and asserting that they are is a good way to get its small but dedicated fanbase pissed off.



** Pronunciation in general can be a point of contention among many ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fans, especially concerning games released before the addition of voice acting to the series. Fans still argue over whether the name of that one dragon is pronounced "Ba-HA-mutt" or "Ba-ha-MOOT".

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** Pronunciation in general can be a point of contention among many ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fans, especially concerning games released before the addition of voice acting to the series. Fans still argue over whether which syllable in "Bahamut" should carry the name of that one dragon is pronounced "Ba-HA-mutt" or "Ba-ha-MOOT".stress.



*** Don't pronounce Yuffie's name as "Yuff-fee". It's "Yoo-fee". Slightly less prevalent with the advent of voice acting, but still a sore point for many fans. Also, hardcore fans will correct you if you pronounce Cait Sith as it looks ("Kate Sith"). It's pronounced "Ket Shee". A similar case could be made for Tifa (Tiff-uh, not Tee-fa or Tie-fa).

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*** Don't pronounce Yuffie's name as "Yuff-fee". /ˈjʌfi/. It's "Yoo-fee"./ˈjufi/. Slightly less prevalent with the advent of voice acting, but still a sore point for many fans. Also, hardcore fans will correct you if you pronounce give Cait Sith as it looks a spelling pronunciation ("Kate Sith"). It's pronounced "Ket Shee". /kɛt ˈʃi/. A similar case could be made for Tifa (Tiff-uh, (/ˈtɪfə/, not Tee-fa /ˈtifə/ or Tie-fa)./ˈtaɪfə/).



*** The main character's name, Zidane, is pronounced "Zi-DAN". Pronouncing it "Zi-DAYN" will earn you the ire of many, ''many'' fans, of both the game and of the famous Brazilian soccer player Zinedine Zidane.

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*** The main character's name, Zidane, is pronounced "Zi-DAN". /zi'dan/. Pronouncing it "Zi-DAYN" as /zɪˈdɛɪn/ will earn you the ire of many, ''many'' fans, of both the game and of the famous Brazilian soccer player Zinedine Zidane.



** Don't ever hold the [[WebVideo/GameTheory Ness is]] [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Sans]] theory as any sort of canonical fact.

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** Don't ever hold the [[WebVideo/GameTheory Ness is]] [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} "Ness is Sans]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' theory as any sort of canonical fact.



** It's pronounced "Ka-ra", not "Cha-ra" (it's short for "character"). Pronouncing it with a "ch" like in "chocolate" WILL make fans angry.
** It's ''Undertale'', not ''[[UnderTale]]'' or ''Under Tale''. Similarly, the song that plays when you fight [[spoiler:Sans]] is officially "MEGALOVANIA", not "Megalovania" or "[[MeGaLoVania]]".

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** It's "Chara" is pronounced "Ka-ra", not "Cha-ra" /'kara/ (it's short for "character"). Pronouncing it with a "ch" like in "chocolate" WILL make fans angry.
** It's ''Undertale'', not ''[[UnderTale]]'' ''[=UnderTale=]'' or ''Under Tale''. Similarly, the song that plays when you fight [[spoiler:Sans]] is officially "MEGALOVANIA", not "Megalovania" or "[[MeGaLoVania]]"."[=MeGaLoVania=]".



** The χ-blade is pronounced like "Keyblade" (the χ is the Greek letter "chi", which the games themselves point out can be pronounced "key" or "kye"). Calling it the X-blade will incur the wrath of fans. Similarly, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' is ''Kingdom Hearts Chi'' (again, pronounced "key"), not ''Kingdom Hearts X''.

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** The χ-blade is pronounced like "Keyblade" (the χ is the Greek letter "chi", which the games themselves point out can be pronounced "key" /ki/ or "kye")./kai/). Calling it the X-blade will incur the wrath of fans. Similarly, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' is ''Kingdom Hearts Chi'' (again, pronounced "key"), not ''Kingdom Hearts X''.


** Don't say that ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'' was the first game in the series, or else you'll have hardcore fans yelling at you about how it started on the Famicom.

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** Don't say that ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'' was the first game in the series, or else you'll have hardcore fans yelling at you about how it started on the Famicom. Claiming the same of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' will get you yelled at even more.


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* Fans of the ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'' don't take kindly to them being called "indie games", a common misconception caused by them being relatively obscure and available on Steam. The series they spun-off from, ''Dragon Slayer'', dates back to ''1984'', predating ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''Franchise/DragonQuest''.


** The name of the recurring cactus enemy in the games is Cact''ua''r. Spelling it "Cact''au''r" is a good way to make people mad at you.
** Similarly, it's Malboro, not Marlboro.
** Pronunciation in general can be a point of contention among many ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fans, especially concerning games released before the addition of voice acting to the series. Fans still argue over whether the name of that one dragon is pronounced "Ba-HA-mutt" or "Ba-ha-MOOT".



*** Referring to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' will piss off fans of both games.



*** Don't pronounce Yuffie's name as "Yuff-fee". It's "Yoo-fee". Slightly less prevalent with the advent of voice acting, but still a sore point for many fans. Also, hardcore fans will correct you if you pronounce Cait Sith as it looks ("Kate Sith"). It's pronounced "Ket Shee". A similar case could be made for Tifa (Tiff-uh, not Tee-fa or Tie-fa).



*** Don't call Rinoa "Lenore" or Ultimecia "Artemisia".
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'':
*** The main character's name, Zidane, is pronounced "Zi-DAN". Pronouncing it "Zi-DAYN" will earn you the ire of many, ''many'' fans, of both the game and of the famous Brazilian soccer player Zinedine Zidane.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** Around hardcore fans, pronouncing the main character's name as Tie-dus rather than Tee-dus is just asking for a slap.



** Also, Frisk and Chara have AmbiguousGender. Referring to them as explicitly male or female will get you chewed out.
** It's pronounced "Ka-ra", not "Cha-ra" (it's short for "character"). Pronouncing it with a "ch" like in "chocolate" WILL make fans angry.
** It's ''Undertale'', not ''[[UnderTale]]'' or ''Under Tale''. Similarly, the song that plays when you fight [[spoiler:Sans]] is officially "MEGALOVANIA", not "Megalovania" or "[[MeGaLoVania]]".
** Don't claim that ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' originated as an ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' ROM hack. That was a joke.



* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': Don't say Chica is a duck. Doing so is a [[Music/NateWantsToBattle One]] [[{{Pun}} Way]] [[Music/NateWantsToBattle Ticket]] to getting stuffed into an animatronic suit by the fans.

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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': Don't say Chica is a duck.duck (she's a chicken). Doing so is a [[Music/NateWantsToBattle One]] [[{{Pun}} Way]] [[Music/NateWantsToBattle Ticket]] to getting stuffed into an animatronic suit by the fans. And don't call her "he" either.


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** Also, do not refer to Sora, Riku and Kairi (or to a lesser extent, any of the series's OriginalGeneration) as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters. While ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters do appear in the games, Sora et al. are original characters created specifically for the series.
** Do not even insinuate that Sora and Roxas are the same person, mainly because Roxas's entire character arc revolved around him coming into his own identity as an independent person separate from Sora. Same deal for Kairi and Namine.
** The series is not a joint venture between Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/SquareEnix. The franchise is entirely created and owned by Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/SquareEnix merely ''publishes'' the games. This also means that all original properties of the games (such as original characters like Sora) belong to Creator/{{Disney}}, not Creator/SquareEnix.
** The χ-blade is pronounced like "Keyblade" (the χ is the Greek letter "chi", which the games themselves point out can be pronounced "key" or "kye"). Calling it the X-blade will incur the wrath of fans. Similarly, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'' is ''Kingdom Hearts Chi'' (again, pronounced "key"), not ''Kingdom Hearts X''.


** Do not go claiming that [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Dark Pit]] is a villain or evil, else you'd cause some ire. To be clear, while in the story he's created to be an EvilKnockoff of Pit, he rebels and becomes an AntiHero, gaining a tense rivalry with Pit, but also [[DarkIsNotEvil helping him in some of the plot's key moments]]. You can get away with jokingly calling him an edgy Pit though

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** Do not go claiming that [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Dark Pit]] is a villain or evil, else you'd cause some ire. To be clear, while in the story he's created to be an EvilKnockoff of Pit, he rebels and becomes an AntiHero, gaining a tense rivalry with Pit, but also [[DarkIsNotEvil helping him in some of the plot's key moments]]. You can get away with jokingly calling him an edgy Pit though.
** Do not claim that the best ending in the original [=NES=] game where Pit is turned into a grown man and is kissed by Palutena is canon, or else people will think you barely know the series. For context, the ending was not present in the original Famicom version of the game, and as such ''Uprising'' completely ignores it, with Pit, even
though being OlderThanHeLooks, still having a youthful appearance, and he and Palutena not being a couple.

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