jon88_il

How do you name your video game protagonist?

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First option is always the default name. If it's not stated directly in the game I'll Google it. 

 

I don't like using my name in games. I used to do so regardless of gender (my legal name can conveniently be broken down into 1 female and 2 unisex names) but after I started playing online games and visual novels with dating elements I decided I no longer felt comfortable in doing so. :P A couple of years ago I started using Senka (from "сенка" = shadow) on a whim when naming a cat in Nintendogs+Cats and it ended up sticking. Although the original was a male and now I use it mainly for female characters. I haven't named a male character in a while. I'm not really sure what I'd go with if I did. Maybe I'd just shorten Senka to Sen. 

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Either something that fits in with the lore of the world for RPG purposes or just something very dumb like terrible puns. Like naming Link "Enlace" whenever I play Zelda, just because enlace is the spanish word for link. And sometimes I'll go for the classic arcade "AAA" or "ASS" for the three letter limit in old-school games.

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If there is a default name, I usually go with that.

Otherwise I name my protagonist (male or female) almost always Fluppi. It's a way to say plunger in german. The first time I heard that term I couldn't stop laughing, and since then it's my character name! 😂

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m.u.l.e.

1. Throwback to a childhood Commodore 64 game featuring Multiple Use Labor Elements (m.u.l.e.s), tasked to turn any difficult endeavor into profit.

2. SciFi reference to an unexpected mutation who single-handedly overturns the predicted evolution of human society.

3. That other thing that differentiates mules from donkeys and horses, which explains why there are fewer mules than donkeys or horses...

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Sometimes I'll name the character after myself. Other times, use things from past games, books, etc. Nothing special.

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