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Just like any other game with gacha mechanics and many characters, Genshin Impact has a lot of alternate names coined by the fandom, whether these may refer to the game's characters, or the game itself.

For the memes, see this page, although some examples may overlap.


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    The Game 
  • "Anime Breath of the Wild", "Breath of the Weebs", "Breath of the Waifu", "The Legend of Senpai: Breath of the Waifu", "Breasts of the Waifu: Genshin Simpact" - Due to the comparisons between Genshin Impact and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this game earned a lot of BotW-related nicknames from gamers and gaming news websites even before it was released. The latter nickname was specifically popularized by Honest Trailers.
  • "Pyro Impact", "Cryo Impact" - Due to the large number of Pyro and Cryo characters released since launch (every female character released from 1.1 to 2.0 has been either Pyro or Cryo) and the fact that the game's meta favours the reactions associated with these elements, especially Melt and Vaporize.
    • More generally speaking, "X Impact", with X being anything that has been recently heavily featured or favoured. For example, "Childe Impact" after Childe's second rerun, or "Waifu Impact" during 2.0 and 2.1 due to the large number of female characters released during those patches.

    General Gameplay Mechanics 
  • There are certain naming conventions that are mostly derived from the Periphery Demographic of players who also tried MOBAs.
    • "Q Skill", "E Skill" - The PC playerbase often simply refer to a character's Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill with their respective default key bindings.
    • "Ult" - Elemental Bursts, short for "Ultimate skill".
    • "Autoattacks" - Characters' normal attack combos, even though this game requires players to manually tap the attack button.
  • Constellation upgrades follow a shorthand notation of "C<digit>", from "C0" up to "C6". Similarly, players use "R<digit>" notations when discussing weapon refinement ranks.

    General Character Trends 
  • "Battery" - Characters that can supply enough elemental energy for themselves and/or the team in a short amount of time are referred to as batteries. Character builds that focus on the Energy Recharge stat are likewise called battery builds.
  • A character in Genshin Impact is sometimes addressed as the name of a more popular or previous role of their voice actor, especially if they fit as a Casting Gag or an expy.
  • Aside from the Unknown God and "Kiana" example above, long-time miHoYo fans would often just call a Genshin character by the name of a Honkai Impact 3rd character whom they serve as an expy or a reference to. This usually happens to the Archons being compared to the Herrschers.
    • Ever since the game revealed that Venti is the Anemo Archon, he is being called "Wendy" as a reference to the Herrscher of the Wind.
    • The Pyro Archon Murata is called "Himeko" as a reference to Himeko Murata, whose battlesuit allowed her to wield fire, and her Previous Era counterpart being the Herrscher of Flames.
    • The Electro Archon Raiden Shogun (real name Ei) is called "Mei" or "Raiden Mei". Raiden Mei is a Honkai character who's also known as the Herrscher of Thunder.
    • The Unusual Hilichurl is called "Hilichurl Wei", or "Wei", especially by miHoYo fans who are already familiar with his previous appearance as Dawei from HI3.
    • "Goushinnso Memento" for Ayaka due to how she wields Cryo and her sword skills resemble that of the aforementioned character (one of Sakura's battlesuits) from Honkai Impact 3rd.
    • "Himeko", "Isekai'd Himeko", "Himeko's Descendant" - Diluc, due to being a red-headed, fiery greatsword wielder who's associated with alcohol, making him an expy of Himeko Murata. This is a fan nickname that's shared with the Pyro Archon.
  • There are characters who are mostly seen as Utility Party Members, earning them appropriate nicknames. In general, these are also collectively used as memes:
    • "Lighter" - Amber, due to her utility of lighting torches and Pyro monuments in puzzles.
    • "Pickaxe" - Claymore users, especially Noelle, since their weapon type can mine materials faster.
    • "Bridge" - Kaeya, due to his utility of creating frozen platforms above water with his skill. He's also occasionally called "Kaeyak" due to this.
  • Fans also represent characters in short-form with Emojis. For example, there's 💧 or 🐳 for Childe/Tartaglia, 🔶 or 🐉 for Zhongli, ❄️ for Kaeya and 🔥 for Diluc. It's also notable that these Emojis are used to represent ship names as well. For example, any combination of 💧 and 🔶 is used to represent Childe/Zhongli.
  • "(Waifu) Vergil", "Vergil's Daughters" - Collective fan nicknames for Ayaka and Keqing. These popped up after Genshin players noticed how the girls have moves resembling those of the Devil May Cry character.
  • "Ice Queen" is a nickname that's generally used for any female Cryo-user, such as Ganyu, Rosaria, Eula, Signora or Ayaka. In Ayaka's case, it has more to do with her being compared to Weiss Schnee of RWBY, thus the In-Series Nickname of Weiss is also used by the Genshin fandom.
  • "The Tiny Squad" - The name given to any team comp involving Klee, Qiqi, Diona, and Sayu, the playable child characters who just happen to all be little girls.
  • "Liyue Friends", "The Liyue Gang" - The nickname for Xiangling, Xingqiu, Chongyun and Hu Tao, who are all Liyue characters who use the "teen" model and have been described in their Stories as being very close and regularly hanging out with each other.
  • "4NEMO" - A group nickname for Venti, Xiao, Kazuha and Anemo Aether, who share the same element and body type, after a fan-made Idol AU concept of them gained massive popularity within the fandom.
    • "5WIRL" - With the introduction of Heizou as another short Anemo male character, he was swiftly added to the lineup of the 4NEMO boyband, which was accordingly rechristened 5WIRL.
    • It then became "6ALE", "6UST" or "6reeze" after the reveal of Wanderer.
  • "Unga Bunga Playstyle"/"Caveman Simulator" - Because Geo is the only element that does not have a reaction with other elements (Anemo can do crowd control as well as swirl other effects and intensify them) other than granting characters a shield (And that is for some Geo characters, not all), a new playstyle was created called the Mono Geo build. In a nutshell, this build is when all your playable character teams are Geo mains. Since some Geo characters like Gorou and Yunjin have effects that work really well with other Geo characters, the Mono Geo build is actually quite viable despite the lack of elemental reactions. Of course, because of how simplistic the build is and because of its obvious association with rocks and stone, players sometimes call it the Ungu Bunga playstyle or any nickname involving stone-age colloquialism.
    • "Yellow Physical" - Because Geo teams do not involve reactions, it is often compared to physical damage, but with yellow damage numbers instead.
  • "Dendro too Complicated; Random Bullshit Go!" - On the opposite end of the abovementioned Unga Bunga nickname, we have Dendro. Dendro remained a mystery element before the Sumeru Preview Teaser 01: The Fascinating Dendro Element developer diaries were released as its only elemental reaction was with Pyro; creating the Burning effect. However, after the developer diaries, some fans became increasingly confused due to how complex the Dendro reactions are compared to other elements, which spawn such phrases and/or nicknames on how Dendro is too complicated to understand and that players will just "smash the buttons" instead and see how it works.
    • "Soup Reaction/Playstyle" - A new nickname for a potential team comp with the introduction of Dendro. Because Dendro is the element of plants (And fungi!), a lot of fans immediately made nicknames on a potential team comp having a Dendro character work with a Pyro and Hydro character. Said team comp is called the Soup Playstyle which is in reference to one's action in making vegetable soup (I.e. to cook vegetables in boiling water).
    • "Salad Playstyle" - It consists of making a team based on all Dendro reactions: One character for Dendro, Electro, Pyro and Hydro.
  • "DiverDiva" - The nickname given to the pairing of Yoimiya and Yelan because of their resemblance to Ai Miyashita and Karin Asaka, members of the namesake idol group from Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club.

    Specific Characters and Gameplay Mechanics 
  • Albedo:
    • "Elevator Man", "Elevator Boi" - Because his Elemental Skill summons a Geo flower that can lift up characters who stand on it.
    • "Spiders Georg" - Since Albedo eats spiders, people call him this as a reference to this memetic Tumblr post making fun of the myth that the average American eats 3 spiders a year in their sleep.
    • "Susbedo" - A reference to the video game Among Us. Made popular during the Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event when it was revealed that Albedo has a malicious clone.
  • Amber:
    • "Kizuna Ai" - Before the game was released, fans pointed out how Amber's ribbon headband makes her similar to Kizuna Ai and her "pyoko-pyoko". Even Honest Trailers seem to have caught on this, although they call Amber as "Not Kizuna Ai" in their video.
    • "Etna" - Because Amber's overall appearance and red color scheme makes her a look-alike of Etna Crimson from Nijisanji's Indonesia branch.
  • Arlecchino:
    • “Evil Eula”, “Eula Alter” - Fans have compared her design to Eula, some even going so far as to theorize them being related.
  • Ayaka:
  • Ayato:
    • "Boba" - Due to one of Ayato's idle animations is literally pulling a bubble tea out of his impressive sleeves, jokes came out of Ayato's seemingly infinite stash of bubble tea and his addiction to it. Hence his nickname.
  • Barbara:
    • "Barbruh" - What folks who don't like Barbara's playstyle call her. A portmanteau of her name and the 'bruh' meme used to describe something undesirable.
    • "Sad Barbara" - Coined for the English dub when Mihoyo had Laura Stahl re-record some of Barbara's voice lines in a softer, mellower tone. The company claimed this was because it fit the character better, but many fans think it was because they sounded too close to some of Xinyan's battle lines (the other character Stahl voices).
  • Beidou:
    • "Perfect Counter", "Full Counter", "Royal Guard" - Her Counter-Attack ability has a "Just Frame" Bonus if perfectly timed, so players just gave a term for that conditional mechanic. Variants of this nickname are derived from third-party media, such as the power of Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins, or Dante's defensive style from Devil May Cry.
    • "Baedou" - Her name is sometimes spelled in this manner because of her sexy figure and loveable personality.
  • Candace:
    • "Ishizu Ishtar" - Because of her Egyptian theme and her shield looking somewhat like a duel disk, fans immediately compared her to Ishizu from Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • Chongyun:
  • Collei:
    • "Green Ganyu/Dendro Ganyu" - Other than the fact that they are both bow users, many fans found that Collei's messy hair looks a lot like a certain Cocogoat's. Hence the nickname.
    • "Colleiflower/Brocollei" - A pun of her name and the fact that she is a Dendro character.
  • Cyno:
    • "Marik Ishtar" - Same with Candace, but even more so due to the fact that it is confirmed that Cyno is a TCG-addict. As such, Cyno was lumped with Marik due to the comparisons.
  • Dainsleif:
    • "Dimitri" - With his eyepatch, blonde hair, and black-blue outfit, Dainsleif looks just like a certain character from Three Houses.
    • "Jin Kisaragi" - Because BlazBlue fans noticed that Dainsleif somehow looks like Jin.
  • Diluc:
    • "Batman", "Mondstadt Batman" - His backstory and vigilante alias are very similar to that of the comic book character.
  • Dori:
    • "Lolibaba" - Dori's JP voice sounds like a creaky old woman and even disregarding her voice, Dori's role as a prolific scam artist, her unhealthy obsession with mora alongside other unchildlike behaviour paints Dori as a much, much older lady than she appears. As such, fans begin to combine the word loli (i.e. anime-speak for extremely young-looking girls) and obaasan (Japanese word for grandma or old lady) into a portmanteau. Hence where the term Lolibaba came from.
  • Eula:
    • "EULA", "End User License Agreement" - A subtle nickname and pun to refer to her prior to her official reveal, because she was leaked a whole patch before she was officially released.
  • Faruzan:
    • "Hatsune Miku" - Both have blue hair and eyes, with Faruzan’s hair resembling Miku’s twintails.
  • Fischl:
    • "V", "Chuunibyou V" - After players joked about her similarities with V from Devil May Cry 5.
    • "Fish" - An easier way to spell her name.
    • "Machine Gun" - Refers to a popular build or strategy for Fischl that revolves around spamming her normal attacks instead of the usual focus on charged shots that most archers tend to be built around.
  • Ganyu:
    • "Cocogoat" - The "cocogoat" is an In-Universe term given to an actually non-existent creature thought to produce coconut milk. But ever since Version 1.1, it is used as a fan nickname for Ganyu, a female character with goat-like horns.
    • "Cryo Amber" - She's also referred to (snarkily) as the Cryo version of Amber due to their similar playstyles (archers with a Draw Aggro skill and zone-of-raining-death burst attack).
    • "Shotganyu" - Ganyu's playstyle revolves around her slow but powerful charged shots that split and cover a small AOE, similar to shotgun rounds.
      • "Ganuke" - Another play-on-word to describe Ganyu's overpoweredness. This time comparing her to a tactical nuke.
    • "The Perfected Lord who Tumbled Down the Mountain" - A reference to Cloud Retainer's story about Ganyu rolling down the mountain like a little ball during her childhood, mostly used in the CN fandom as 咕噜咕噜滚下山真君
  • Gorou:
    • "Miss Hina" - During Gorou's hangout event, Yae duped Gorou into participating in promoting her new book, which is essentially genderbending him into a fox woman named 'Miss Hina'. Miss Hina's attractive design coupled with Itto accidentally falling in love with Hina has made the concept insanely popular due to its comedic value.
  • Hu Tao:
    • "Walnut" - This is a literal translation of her name (胡桃). Used partly because she was an unreleased character who you weren't supposed to discuss on official channels.
    • "Boo Tao" - A nickname for the ghost that always accompanies her.
    • "Myon" - Another nickname given to Hu Tao's ghost, which fans familiar with the Touhou Project series also likes to compare to Youmu Konpaku's phantom half that follows her around, also named Myon. In the Japanese dub, the ghost will scream "Myon myon myon!" as it tries to get away from Hu Tao after being grabbed by her in one of her idle animations.
  • Itto:
    • "Bull-Chucker" - An in-universe disparaging nickname given to Itto by Paimon which often links Itto...well...chucking Ushi (His pet bull) for maximum damage as part of his abillities.
  • Jean:
  • Kaeya:
    • "Kaeyaking" - A nickname for Kaeya's ability to make ice bridges across water.
      • "The Perfected Lord who Freezes and Crosses Seas" or "凝冰渡海真君" - A reference to this ability used in the CN fandom.
  • Kaveh:
  • Kazuha:
    • "Maple Boy" - Kazuha makes heavy use of Japanese maple leaf motifs and symbolism. His outfit integrates maple leaves into its patterns, his skill and burst feature a proliferation of maple leaves as part of their visual effects and his constellation is also a Japanese maple leaf.
      • "Canadian Aether" - Maple leaves are also a stereotypical Canadian motif/symbol, and Kazuha's uncanny physical resemblance with the male Traveler is a meme in its own right.
    • "Kazoo" - A tongue-in-cheek shortening of Kazuha's name. It also helps that one of Kazuha's idle animations has him play a tune on a leaf as if it were a whistle.
    • "4NEMO" - Noting the tendency of male Anemo users to be short pretty boys, fans reimagined Aether, Venti, Xiao and Kazuha as members of a boyband named 4NEMO.
  • Keqing:
    • "Ka-Ching" - The pronunciation of Keqing's name might be hard to remember for some players, so it's usually written in this manner, just like the sound produced by a mechanical cash register.
    • "Rex Lapis Simp", "Rex Lapis' Number 1 Fan" - After her tendency of collecting Rex Lapis merchandise became well-known in the fandom.
    • "Cat Queen" - Because her pointy hairbuns resemble a pair of cat ears.
    • "Kequeen" - Another popular nickname by her fans, which is also derived from the aforementioned "Cat Queen" nickname.
    • "KEKWing" - A derisive nickname from players who perceive Electro as the weakest element, referencing the KEKW emote from Twitch.
  • Klee:
    • "Terrorist" - Because of her destructive and fiery Mad Bomber nature, Klee is likened to a terrorist. In some parts of the fandom, she's a Memetic Psychopath who would use firearms or RPGs for even the most mundane tasks.
      • “The Perfected Lord that Goes Boing Boing Boom“ or "蹦蹦炸弹真君"- the CN fandom's nickname for Klee as her CN voiceline for "Boing, boing boom" fits the 4 character structure of the full names of the Adepti (specifically the Zhenjun like Cloud Retainer and Moon Carver).
  • Kokomi:
    • "Chika" - Fans noted that Kokomi bears a striking resemblance to Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, right down to having similar personalities, facial expressions, pink hair of the same style and blue eyes. Because of this, fans like to photoshop Kokomi wearing Chika's signature black forehead ribbon to drive the resemblance home.
    • "Kokofish" - Due to her mermaid aesthetic and her relationship with aquatic life, this has been one of Kokomi's most common nicknames. Expect a lot of edits putting Kokomi's face on a body of a fish to further drive home that idea.
  • Kuki Shinobu:
    • "Eggplant" - Spawned from the fact that Shinobu has green hair whilst wearing purple clothes, making her resemble an eggplant.
    • "Dark Yoimiya/Evil Yoimiya" - Shinobu's first appearance has fans joke that she is essentially the dark version of Yoimiya due to similar body build, similar hairstyle and similar face.
    • "El Shaddoll Winda" - There is a number of fans that are also players of the Yugioh trading card game who noticed how Shinobu's general appearance and color scheme of green and purple causes her to bear an uncanny resemblance to a certain monster card from the game.
    • "Kookie" - A pun over the fact that her name sounds very similar to the word cookie. Expect to see fanart of her eating a cookie.
  • Mika:
    • "Kagamine Len" - The moment Mika was revealed on Genshin's 3.1 stream, tweets talking about him resembling the Vocaloid character started popping up on Twitter, so much so that it got both characters trending.
    • "Chocobo" - Likewise, fans also attributed him to the famous bird from Final Fantasy due to his Messy Hair resembling the feathers of a Chocobo.
    • "Sora" - On the other hand, his Messy Hair and big ass oversized boots makes him resemble a Kingdom Hearts character, specifically Sora.
  • Mona:
    • "Asstrologist" - Used by fans who mostly remember Mona for her fanservice tropes. It also doubles as a pun on her astrologist profession.
    • "Megumin", "Water Megumin" - Because of their similar witch aesthetic and preference of a specific element. This became further widespread when Honest Trailers mentioned it on October 2020.
  • Nahida:
    • "Radish", "Cabbage", "Lettuce" - Because her white and light green colour scheme is reminiscent of the vegetable used.
    • "Shuttlecock" - Because of how her dress is designed with its simplistic patterns and colour scheme, some fans realised that it made Nahida look like a badminton shuttlecock.
    • "Domain Expansion" - Nahida's Elemental Burst creates a huge domed field that enhances her attacks (based on the elemental types of other party members), which quickly drew comparisons to the Domain Expansion technique from Jujutsu Kaisen.
  • Nilou:
    • "Fake Horns" - When Nilou's character image first came into public knowledge, a number of fans were excited they were getting a Ganyu expy due to the presence of horns that look like Azhdaha's. You could imagine everyone's dissapointment when they realised those horns were for show. As such, the term Fake Horns became synonymous with Nilou.
  • Ningguang:
    • "Geo Momma", "Geo Mommy" - Just like Zhongli being called "Geo Daddy", this is a nickname pertaining to her element and her attractiveness.
  • Noelle:
  • Paimon:
    • "Piemon" - In line with the "Emergency Food" memes, Paimon's name is sometimes deliberately spelled in this manner.
    • "Flying Lavender Melon" - A in-universe disparaging nickname given by Itto to describe Paimon. This nickname exploded in popularity during the 2.7 story quest.
    • "Spymon/Susmon/[Suffix]-mon" - Paimon's mysterious background has garnered a lot of fan theories on who she is originally meant to be. The fact that she is named after one of the most powerful Daemons in the Ars Goetia and has designs similar to the Unknown God in Celestia further fuelled speculation that she may not be what she seems. Hence, various nicknames has been placed on her to denote this fact.
    • "Oppaimon" - On the other hand of the spectrum, Paimon is just two words off from the Japanese word for boobs. This is used whenever fanart depicts Paimon as a bit more...well endowed.
  • Pantalone:
    • "Evil Baizhu" - After his design got revealed, many people noted that he looks a lot like Baizhu. As a result, many started to refer to him as an evil version of Baizhu.
    • "Aizen" - Likewise, many have also compared him to Aizen due to both having a similar sociopathic vibe whilst being slick when wearing glasses.
    • "Pants" - an abbreviation of his title that also pokes fun at him.
  • Pulcinella:
    • "Igor", "Gru" - Due to him being short and having a long pointed nose.
    • "Monopoly Man" - He is also compared to the Monopoly Man from the board game due to the moustache and tophat.
    • "Papanella" - After Childe mentioned Pulcinella acting as a paternal figure to him and his siblings in one of his voice lines, fans gave him this affectionate nickname.
  • Razor:
    • "Stand" - A nickname for the spectral wolf summoned by his elemental burst, which hovers above him and attacks his enemies. This nickname was coined by Genshin players who are also fans of JoJo.
  • Raiden Shogun/Ei:
    • Boob Sword/Booba Sword - A reference to how she pulls her sword, the Musou Isshin, out of her chest whenever she uses the Musou no Hitotachi.
    • Ei Bot - A nickname to the Raiden Shogun Puppet that Ei currently resides and put on autopilot.
    • The NEET Archon - A reference on how Ei basically locked herself inside her own Plane for 500 years to cope with trauma.
  • Scaramouche:
    • "Conspiracy Theorist", "Flat Earther" - After he delivered the Wham Line in the "Unreconciled Stars" event about the skies being fake, the fandom believed that he's overtly concerned about the bigger forces in play regarding the world of Teyvat.
    • "Umbrella Boy", "Umbrella Man" - This is a reference to the giant hat he wears, which has been joked to be so large that it could function as an umbrella in a pinch.
    • "Scaradouche" - by fans who dislike the character's "poor me" attitude and trollish behavior.
  • Shenhe:
    • "Auntie Shenhe" - Due to the fact that Shenhe is Chongyun's literal blood-related auntie, this became a nickname for Shenhe. Expect shenanigans between Shenhe, Chongyun and Xingqiu.
  • Shikanoin Heizou:
    • "One Punch Detective" - A reference to how his gameplay involves punching opponents as well as his occupation.
  • Sucrose:
    • "Atelier Sucrose" - A common nickname given to Sucrose by fans of the Atelier series, who note that, given that she's a cute Moe alchemist who always seeks to improve herself, she would feel right at home in an Atelier game.
  • Tartaglia / Childe:
    • "Tart" - Some players shorten his name to this. It helps that this is what he introduces himself as in the Japanese dub.
    • "Tartar Sauce" - Another expanded variant derived from the "Tart" nickname, although this is based on the condiment.
    • Other joke names include "Tortilla", "Tarantula," "Tortellini" and "Tarutaru". Deliberately butchering his name is a widespread meme in general.
    • "The Whale Attack", "The Lightning Jump Attack" - The fanbase came up with self-explanatory nicknames to easily label the attacks of the various enemies and boss fights, with these two examples referring to Childe's attacks in the Golden House boss fight.
    • "Mr. Worldwide" - Tartaglia hails from Snezhnaya, uses talent books from Mondstadt, and is first encountered in Liyue, so it didn't take long for players to give him the nickname of rapper Pitbull. This was made more apparent when it was revealed that he'd get his second rerun in 2.2 alongside an event in Inazuma that stars him (and Xinyan), bringing this nickname back to the forefront.
    • "Duckaglia"/"Ducky" - Tartaglia in Mandarin is pronounced as Dádálìyà, with yà sharing the same pronunciation (but different intonation) with the Mandarin word for duck. Hence, Tartaglia is sometimes drawn as a white duck in fan art with the mask he wears on the side of his head as the only identifier.
  • Tighnari:
    • "Nari" - An abbreviation of his name.
  • Xiangling:
    • "Gordon Ramsay" - Due to being associated with food and often used in conjunction with Ei's inability to cook.
  • Xiao:
    • "Pogo Man", "Pogo Jumping", "Pogo Stick Gameplay" - Associating Xiao with pogo-related nicknames because his Elemental Burst allows him to leap further up into the air than normally possible, making it possible to spam his Plunge Attacks.
    • "Ciao" - A punny nickname for him, used in reference to his penchant for appearing suddenly and disappearing just as quickly in all his story appearances.
    • "Edgelord" - Given his dark and tragic backstory, his constant resting bitch face and the fact he constantly growls or exclaims words like "Suffer" when he attacks. Xiao being called Genshin's edgelord is not an exaggeration.
  • Xinyan:
  • Yelan:
    • "Armpits" - Due to Yelan's outfit, when she first appeared, a lot of fans grew attracted to her design and humoured themselves by stating that Yelan's exposed armpits created a new fetish.
    • "Xingqiu's Auntie" - She and Xingqiu have rather similar haircuts, and both are of the Hydro element, leading to jokes that Xingqiu wants an aunt like how Chongyun has Shenhe.
    • "Kronii Ouro" - Many fans have pointed out that with her similar hairstyle, blue and white clothes, being a Statuesque Stunner and being a Ms. Fanservice, she's miHoYo's answer to the Warden of Time.
    • "Sonic" - Because Yelan's special ability involves literally turning transluscent blue and running super fast, comparisons and nicknames with Sonic quickly blew up.
    • "Fubuki" - Yelan has also drawn comparisons with Fubuki since they both highly resemble one another. Even to the point that they both wear their jackets on their shoulders and share the same English voice actress.
    • "Karin" - Yelan's design similarities with Nijigasaki's Karin Asaka has also been noticed by the Love Live! fans, much like with the Yoimiya and Ai situation listed below.
  • Yoimiya:
    • "Kohaku" - Many fans were quick to note how alike Yoimiya and Kohaku look, especially with how their hair splays out in the back in a similar manner.
    • "Ai" - Many Love Live! fans noticed that her design and personality greatly resembles Nijigasaki's Ai Miyashita, leading them to nickname Yoimiya as Ai due to their similarity.
  • Zhongli:
    • "Geo Daddy" - Because of his handsome appearance and element.
    • "Zhongli Meteor" - A nickname for his elemental burst. This popped up ever since the beta tests and official trailer for Version 1.1 were released. "Meatball" is another common name for the meteor.
    • "Zhongli-sensei", "Sensei" - A common nickname from the Japanese fans, as he's called this in the Japanese dub. Western fans have taken to calling him these nicknames as well.
    • "CEO of GEO" - Because he's the Geo Archon and (former) creator of all the world's currency. He even has some business-suit stylization in his outfit.
    • "Big Dong Zhong", "Long Dong Zhong" - Another fan nickname that popped up after his playable version was released. "Big Dong" and "Long Dong" are also jokingly used as innuendo nicknames for his elemental skill, as it summons a stone pillar.
    • "John Lee" - A tongue-in-cheek Anglicization of his name, commonly used by the Western fanbase as a way to loosely emulate his name's pronunciation in Chinese.

    Weapons 
  • "Budget Venti" - The battle-pass bow "The Viridescent Hunt" because it can suck enemies together with wind, similar to Venti's Limit Break (though it's much weaker and doesn't count as Anemo). This fan nickname is shared with Sucrose.
  • The Staff of Homa and the Wolf's Gravestone are respectively called "Staff of Homeless" and "Wallet's Gravestone" because several Genshin content creators spent a lot of money on the February 23 - March 16 2021 Epitome Invocation banner that featured the two sought-after weapons.
  • Acronyms are also used in place of the weapons' full names, such as "WGS" for the Wolf's Gravestone.
  • "Kokomi's Doughnut" - The Everlasting Moonglow is often called this due to the fact that its design looks strangely like a doughnut and it is a weapon exclusive for Kokomi.
  • "This is a Sword" - This was the placeholder name for the Cursed Blade before it was officially known to the general public. Due to how blunt the description of the placeholder was, many fans begin to call the Cursed Blade as 'This is a Sword' instead.
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    Minor NPCs 
  • "Barbara Simp" - Albert, the Loony Fan of Barbara.
  • "Perfume Lady", "Lewd Perfume Lady" - Ying'er, the NPC who helps you make perfumes in Chapter 1, is remembered by fans because of her innuendos.
  • "Tomo" and "Tama" - Kazuha's unnamed friend and the kitten he's seen carrying.note 
  • "Godba" - Guoba, Xiangling's 'pet' who was later revealed to be a god in the Moonchase Event.
  • "Beefcake" - The in-universe nickname given to Itto's pet cow Ushi, who quickly exploded in popularity during the 2.7 update due to his vibing idle animations that involves him twerking his butt in a relatively dark storyline.
  • "Samurai Doge" - Kageroumaru is often referred to the Sword Doge meme or more rarely, the Beast of Darkness due to the general perceived awesomeness of a dog carrying and using a sword. This is made memetic once players realised how tough this dog is and that the dog can be rewarded as a pet/training dummy for their Sereniteapot.
  • "Bananas" - The nickname for the deceased Hydro Yaksha, Bonanus. Due to both her popularity and her name literally sounding one word off from Banana, the fandom rolled with it.
  • "Bodacious" - The nickname given for Bosacius, the deceased Electro Yaksha. Largely given because of how similar his name sounds to that word.
  • "Koroks" - The Aranaras are a race of small woodland sprites, heavily in tune with nature and are incredibly shy....just like a certain other race of similar nature from a certain other game that Genshin is compared with...
  • "Patamon" - Neo Akasha Terminal, the little flying creature that aids you in the fight against the Shouki no Kami. Its role as a white flying companion is compared to Paimon, while its appearance as a round, floating, hamster-like creature with giant ears is compared to Patamon.

    Monsters and Enemies 
  • Andrius:
  • Azhdaha:
    • "Geo Frog", "Fat Frog", "Chonky Frog" - He's compared to a frog because of his belly and throat inflating when he roars during his second elemental infusion phase transition cutscene. The camera angle makes it obvious.
    • "Tetsucabra", "Tetranadon" - Due to being a boss resembling a frog related to rocks who can inflate himself.
  • Dvalin:
    • "Dvalin Express" - Due to the fact that Venti nowadays use Dvalin to go from one place to another (i.e. Golden Apple Archipelago), fans have mused that Dvalin has now been reduced to an overglorified airline.
  • Electro Cicin Mage:
    • "Dark Sucrose", "Sucrose at Night", "Sucrose Alter" - Nicknames derived from a popular fan theory mentioning how the Cicin Mage's hairstyle and hair color look just like Sucrose's.
  • Elemental Hypostases:
    • "Cubes" - Usually said along with their corresponding element. For example "electro cube" for the "electro hypostasis".
    • "Rubix" - Same as cube mentioned previously.
  • Fatui Harbingers (As a whole):
    • "The Espada" - Due to their ominous music, pure white drip and the placement of the camera angles, the trailer for the Fatui Harbinger preview arc bears many similarities with the Espada from Bleach. Que jokes and comparison between the two.
  • Fatui Electrohammer Vanguards:
    • "Fatui Hammers", "Electro Hammers" - A simple way to call them since their full name is a mouthful for some players.
  • Geovishap Hatchlings:
  • Primo Geovishap:
    • "Gravios" - Since it's a giant rocky lizard that's an adult form of a previous rocky lizard enemy.
  • Maguu Kenki:
    • "Mango Kinki" - A tongue-in-cheek pun on the Maguu Kenki's name which sounds similar to the Mango fruit.
  • Thunder Manifestation:
    • "Electro Oceanid" - Appearance-wise, Thunder Manifestation looks very similar to an Oceanid, which is lampshaded in its in-game description.
  • Jadeplume Terrorshroom:
    • "Mushroom Cock" - A portmanteau of the word mushroom (Since the beast is a highly evolved fungus) and chicken (Since it resembles a giant flightless chicken). It can also mean something completely different entirely.
  • Ruin Automatons:
    • "Beyblade" - For That One Attack where both the Ruin Guard and Ruin Grader spin around. Funnily enough, at one point the wiki displayed this name for their attack.

    Consumable Items 
  • "R-word" - A nickname for the Resin resource since there are plenty of discussions and debates about it, especially when it's viewed as a Scrappy Mechanic.
  • "Apologems" - Refers to the Primogems gifted to all players after a patch maintenance, or after a serious Game-Breaking Bug is fixed. Some players actually HOPE for more maintenance and bugs just to increase their Primogem supply. This is borrowed from other gacha game communities that give nicknames to their own gacha currencies given as compensations.
  • "Crack Cocaine" - Fungal Spores, as well as its upgraded drops from Fungi enemies, are called this because it looks like a powdered drug. The fact that this is one of Tighnari's ascension materials and the fact that he got high consuming a mushroom in Sumeru in his own PV trailer doesn't help.

    Locations 
  • Mikage Furnace, Inazuma
    • "Chernobyl", "Inazuma Chernobyl", "Inazuma Fukushima" - The Mikage Furnace in Tatarasuna is undergoing a meltdown of sorts because its Tatarigami core has been damaged, causing it to leak out dangerous Balethunder energy in the surrounding area and forcing Xavier (one of the original engineers of the furnace) to build a containment dome over it. Because of this and how Balethunder is analoguous to radioactive fallout, fans compared the Mikage Furnace situation to the infamous Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disasters, both of which were severe enough to render their surrounding environments hostile.
  • Inazuma
    • In the Latin America community the region of Inazuma gets called "Latin America", "home", or their own country of residence. This is due to the rampant corruption from the authorities, bandits, and general insecurity seen in the region.
  • The Chasm, Liyue
    • "Made in Abyss" - Due to the fact that it is a giant hole that leads deeper into an eldritch location, with dangerous enemies, a unique ecosystem and house a lost civilisation populated by its accursed denizens. Many fans have compared The Chasm with The Abyss from the Made in Abyss manga.

    Events 
  • "Hypostasis Contract" - The Hypostatic Symphony event is similar to the Contingency Contract event in Arknights, as both events use the Arrange Mode trope, where players select different modifiers to adjust the difficulty.
  • "Fall Guys Event" - A nickname that generally refers to the "Invitation of Windblume" event in Version 1.4, after fans noticed a familiar vibe with the event's Peculiar Wonderland mini-games.
  • "Among Us Event" - A nickname originally given to the Windtrace event in Version 1.5. Despite the minigame itself being based on the older Prop Hunt game, due to Small Reference Pools at play, many players compared Windtrace to Among Us instead and used words such as "Sus" and "Imposter" in game chat to refer to the rebel side hiding in props. Later on, Shadows Amidst Snowstorms, the 2.3 event, got the same nickname due to the plot revolving around a certain impostor sabotaging the area and trying to kill off the other characters.
  • "Wind Waker Event" - Generally refers to the Golden Apple Archipelago in Version 1.6 as a whole, but also applies to the "Midsummer Island Adventure" event associated with it. Since it involves using a boat to sail to different islands out in the open sea, comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker were inevitable, and given Genshin Impact's prior history with being compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, also doubles as Hilarious in Hindsight to many fans.
  • "Super Mario Maker Event" - A nickname given to the Divine Ingenuity event in Version 2.5. Because it involves building your own custom Domains that you can share with other players, fans immediately drew comparisons with Super Mario Maker (a game about designing your own levels), right down to fans trying to come up with the most sadistic Nintendo Hard Domains imaginable.
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    Other 
  • miHoYo itself is sometimes called "Mihorny" due to some of the character designs being sexualised. Although compared to most gacha games, the character designs of Genshin is more conservative, restrained and reserved than most. This is largely in part with China's censorship laws.
    • In the Spanish-Speaking community, miHoYo is referred to as "Tuhoyo", "Mihole" and/or "Miorto" due to the name of the company sounding like the Spanish word for a hole in the ground, often used as an euphemism for ass. They are used specially when the community is not happy in regards to certain decisions made by the company.
    • In terms of abbreviations, miHoYo sometimes will be shortened into "MHY", or "HYV" for those who use the international rebranded name, Hoyoverse.
  • "Lovers' Oath" from the Liyue soundtrack is called "Guizhong's Lullaby" by fans, presumably stemming from people assuming that the lovers in question are Morax and Guizhong.
  • "Kokomi's Clam" - A nickname to describe the Ocean-Hued Clam artefact set that is designed to single-handedly make healers like Qiqi, Barbara and most notable of them all, Kokomi viable again, by turning their overhealing into flat, physical damage. Is also used to describe...Kokomi's....other parts...
  • "Buttplug" - The artefact "Moment of the Pact" is sometimes called this because...well...just look at it...
  • The Tree of Dreams, Vanarana (Sumeru's equivalent of Inazuma's Sacred Sakura Tree) is often called the "Giant Onion" for a good reason...
  • "Airpods" - The nickname given to the Akasha System in Sumeru. Given that nearly everyone in Sumeru wears them on their ears, reference to airpods was a given.
  • "Yu-Peng Chad", "Archon of Music" - Yu-Peng Chen, the lead composer of Genshin's soundtracks, has been frequently praised by the fandom for continuously and consistently producing top quality, melodious and unforgettable music that enhances players' experience of the game.
  • "Yu-Gi-Oh", "Gwentshin Impact" - With the confirmation of a permanent Trading Card Game for the 3.1 trailer, fans immediately compared it to either Yu-Gi-Oh (Due to the heavy Egyptian theme) to Gwent.
  • "Erdtree" - After the release of "A Winter Night's Lazzo" trailer, fans quickly caught on that the giant burning Irminsul tree in front of Dotorre eerily resembles that of the Erdtree from Elden Ring. Que immediate comparisons to the two.


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