How Every Videogame Character Got Their Name

Over time, I’ve come across various bits of information that I didn’t feel deserved their own post but that might be interesting to regular readers and the great number of people who accidentally Google their way here. I began collecting them into a single post, in what was at one point a short list of odds and ends but which now exists as something a bigger-than-planned list of name etymologies, translation oddities, my own geek theories — with footnotes, no less.

Just click the link, it’s FUCKING HUGE! Pretty much every prominent character is listed.

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