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

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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.
#45 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
My name is Samus and my twin brother's name is Seamus :D
#44 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is short for Grizelda.
User avatar #42 - ivoryhammer (08/17/2012) [-]
And Megaman has a dog named Rush, which is a Canadian band.
#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 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
User avatar #39 - hawaiianman ONLINE (08/17/2012) [-]
I know there is an Eddie call in Mega Man, what does that mean?
#38 - ortonja (08/17/2012) [-]
Actually, Bass is known as Forte in Japan.
#37 - lordlad (08/17/2012) [-]
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User avatar #36 - thepedomexican (08/17/2012) [-]
my eyes are killing me!!
#31 - anonymous (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 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
also the Triforce is remarkably similar to the triads symbol
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."
#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...
#20 - pixelcole (08/17/2012) [-]
#19 - AnonymousDonor (08/17/2012) [-]
when i was little and first played FF8 i thought Squall looked like a Rolf and the name fit so perfectly i've never been able to call him anything else
User avatar #18 - ningyoaijin (08/17/2012) [-]
The first one's bullcrap. Zelda in katakana is Zeruda. Also, Celes is named after the asteroid Ceres, which in Japanese can be romanized either way.
User avatar #17 - duckspasm (08/17/2012) [-]
eggman? what? jesus, where have i been, i didn't know mr. robotnik changed...
#16 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
The title of the Metroid series was originally used to describe the hero, and was created by fusing the words "Metro" and "Android" together. One of the developers thought that Samus' suit looked like an android and that her traveling around underground was like taking the city metro.
#15 - anonymous (08/17/2012) [-]
No one mentioned it yet, so Tidus actually doesn't have to do with tide. It comes from the Okinawan word Tida, meaning sun. Yuna means moon in that language, also.
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