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Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:09 am
by kaiserspike
Wario, I can understand but Waluigi, come on!!?

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:13 am
by Liamh1982
There was a Days of Thunder game, wasn't there? So surely Cole Trickle!

Everytime I hear it I come over all Finbarr Saunders - FNARR!

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:25 am
by joefish
Barry Burton (at least, when said in deep voiceover-man voice it sounds ridiculous).
Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes

Not a retro game, but pop singer 'Gwen Tweenbangle' in LEGO Universe is probably the best of a host of silly names.

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:37 am
by Fightersmegamix
The only one I can remember right now is from star ocean 4. The lead character was called Edge Maverick, but obviously he was an orphan nobody to start the game, who would have thought he'd go on to great things :)

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:59 am
by ToxieDogg
The name 'Rottytops' from the Shantae games usually makes me chuckle. And Shantae's nemesis is called 'Risky Boots'. :lol:

Anybody remember Ghost Hunters (by the Oliver Twins/Codemasters) on the Speccy and Amstrad? Main character in that was named 'Chuck Studbuckle' as I recall :lol: :lol:

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:04 am
by gman72
Dash Rendar - Shadows of the empire N.64

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:06 am
by ShadowNeku
Wakle Skade. The lead character from Konamis arcade 3rd person shooter Gungage on PS1.

It just doesnt even sound like a name!

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:20 am
by thl
Originally known as Rick Norton and Douglas Bild in the Rushing Beat series, it was changed in the Western release. They're known as Jack Flack and Oozie Nelson in Rival Turf and was later renamed as Hack and Slash in Brawl Brothers.

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:04 am
by tmc
Red XIII

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:09 am
by joefish
Progear has some weird boss names. "Ballossum Pench" I think is the strangest.
As for the choice of names for the gunnners, I'm not touching that one with a barge-pole...

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:24 am
by Dunjohn
I also thought that Waluigi was the laziest possible name for the guy until I learned that "waru" means "bad" in Japanese, and since "L" and "R" sound very similar in Japanese, the name made a bit more sense.

Still crap, though.

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:28 am
by Mozza
'Dagger' in Final Fantasy IX always seemed jarred. I'm sure there are better examples of names that just don't suit.

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 am
by Mayhem
Spanky. The Monkey. Natsume, what doth you do? :lol:

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:29 am
by Fishsta
RE: Ax Battler, I always thought Gilius Thunderhead was worse.

Noob Saibot... compared to everyone else in the Mortal Kombat universe who had reasonably appropriate names, then you get this. It's a Mancomb Seepgood beater, without a doubt.

But then so was Herman Toothrot.

Re: Silliest Game Character Name?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:51 am
by Liamh1982
You do know why he's called Noob Saibot?