As Seen In Video Games 2. Video Game Etymology information from wikipedia, back of the cereal box, 1up.. Zelda is named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald. "She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of h Zelda Metroid Sonic Megaman final fantasy street fighter
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As Seen In Video Games 2. Video Game Etymology information from wikipedia, back of the cereal box, 1up.. Zelda is named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald. "She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of h

Video Game Etymology
information from wikipedia, back of the cereal box, 1up

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#1 - caltronxxx (08/16/2012) [-]
**caltronxxx rolled a random image posted in comment #17 at Read Desc. ** < MFW I found out Samus was a girl.
User avatar #3 - warrenzthehero (08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is named after the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald.

"She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title." - Shigeru Miyamoto
#7 to #3 - iheartsemen (08/17/2012) [-]
On the note of Zeldas name, Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda, quite obviously, because of the LoZ series.
#48 to #7 - John Cena (05/23/2013) [-]
Considering the sound 'de' exists in hirigana and katakana, and the characters look completely different, I think I like your explanation better.
User avatar #29 - Kalder (08/17/2012) [-]
Miyamoto actually named Zelda after F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda

"Hearing of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda, Miyamoto thought the name sounded "pleasant and significant".[22] Paying tribute, he chose to name the princess after her, and titled his creation The Legend of Zelda."
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda#Inspiration
User avatar #42 - ivoryhammer (08/17/2012) [-]
And Megaman has a dog named Rush, which is a Canadian band.
#13 - needlessfoal (08/17/2012) [-]
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
User avatar #25 to #13 - drainbamage (08/17/2012) [-]
Another note on that, Robin Williams named his daughter after Zelda from the games.
#45 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
My name is Samus and my twin brother's name is Seamus :D
#38 - ortonja (08/17/2012) [-]
Actually, Bass is known as Forte in Japan.
#37 - lordlad (08/17/2012) [-]
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User avatar #5 - Nihatclodra (08/17/2012) [-]
Delta in Japanese Katakana would be "Deruta", not "Zeruda".
User avatar #10 - allhailcod (08/17/2012) [-]
I'm fairly sure Dr Robotnik got his name from Sonics friend Dr Kintobor, I had a book as a kid and it explained that Kintobor was trying to capture the worlds evil in 7 emeralds. (The Chaos Emralds) He had this big machiene that used power rings to control it !
One day sonic visited the Doc when he was coding on a big experement ! Sonic being famous for his love of Chillydogs went to the docs fridge to find food, but all that was there was a rotton egg ! He showed this to the doc and the doc accidently messed up a calculation that caused a big explosion ! The Chaos emralds and the rings scattered around the world and the Doc was fused with the egg, thus becoming a "Rotton Egg" himself !
User avatar #35 to #10 - zraxx (08/17/2012) [-]
That is mostly true. It applies to the Sonic comics world only though. the parts you are wrong about are. Sonic, not yet blue or super fast, was Dr Kintobor's assistant, and Kintobor was trying to seal all the evil away. But sonic was eating a Chilly dog while using a machine and some chilly dropped on it, shocking him and Kintobor. Kintobor had all the evil he was trying to seal vacuumed into him turning him into a negative version of him self. Sonic was turned blue and the machine made him able to movie a super speeds.
#2 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
Eggman was Dr Eggman's ORIGINAL ******* NAME everywhere but the US.
User avatar #47 - ladyrazor (08/21/2012) [-]
Well now that explains why in FF9 Zidane was like "Neither a Cloud or a Squall can take you from me." I just thought that it was a reference to the characters when I was younger.
#44 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is short for Grizelda.
#41 - fargone (08/17/2012) [-]
Samus. That's the only name you'll hear. Samus. It means the end and the death. Samus. I am Samus. Samus is all around you. Samus is the man beside you. Samus will gnaw on your bones. Look out! Samus is here.

This is what I immediately thought of when I saw the name Samus. Samus Aran came second.
#43 to #41 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
heresy!
User avatar #39 - hawaiianman (08/17/2012) [-]
I know there is an Eddie call in Mega Man, what does that mean?
User avatar #36 - thepedomexican (08/17/2012) [-]
my eyes are killing me!!
#31 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is named Zelda after one of the wife of one of the main designer's friends.
#34 to #31 - yukithekid (08/17/2012) [-]
You are thinking about the Donkey Kong game.
#30 - John Cena (08/17/2012) [-]
also the Triforce is remarkably similar to the triads symbol
#28 - ExorArgus (08/17/2012) [-]
Roll is called roll because of rock(man) and ROLL... i mean seriously everything else is a music or sound pun.
#27 - Fezzle (08/17/2012) [-]
Oh 			****		 me. I never realized it was Tattle tale (Tatl and Tael) until I read through this...
Oh **** me. I never realized it was Tattle tale (Tatl and Tael) until I read through this...
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