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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#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) [+] (2 replies)
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
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) [+] (1 reply)
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
False, Zelda was named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's lover
#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 #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 - Womens Study Major (08/17/2012) [-]
My name is Samus and my twin brother's name is Seamus :D
#44 - Womens Study Major (08/17/2012) [-]
Zelda is short for Grizelda.
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 - Womens Study Major (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 - Womens Study Major (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.
#12 - Womens Study Major (08/17/2012) [-]
Epobna is a Gaelic (not sure if spelled right) God, they actually have a giant "statue" it is a large whites stone in the shape of a horse inlaid in the ground.
#11 - abaraxus (08/17/2012) [-]
The protagonist names one about FF was interesting, but obvious.
The protagonist names one about FF was interesting, but obvious.
User avatar #10 - allhailcod (08/17/2012) [+] (1 reply)
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 !
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#6 - hakusprite **User deleted account** (08/17/2012) [-]
"hroughout various Zelda games, Link has been accompanied by attendant fairies that point out this or that and explain things the player might not otherwise know."

They always told me **** AFTER I figured it out.
I always imagine them with slowpoke faces now.
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