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Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/03/2006 02:01 AM EDT
Yeah, thought I'd start a semi-pointless thread.

My favorite nicknames/descriptions of characters (from in game or magazine descriptions I picked up somewhere):

Shang Tsung

Nefarious Necromancer

Sub-Zero

The Ice Ninja

Raiden

The Storm Warrior

Jade

The Emerald Assassin

Goro

The Prince of Pain

Kintaro

The Scourge of the Outworld

Sub-Zero's moves

Sub-Xerox
Slick Slide

Scorpion's Moves

Van Damme Spear

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05/03/2006 05:16 AM EDT
DreemerNJ and I have an endless list of goofy names and intentional mispronunciations for things in various games, particularly MK. I'll drop a few:

Liu Kang - Wu Tang

Jax - Blax

Sub-zero - Turkey Sub (when played by John Turk)
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/03/2006 10:54 AM EDT

Sub-Zero - Kaptain Frosty

Liu Kang - Professor Wutah from the royal university of being an asshole! (When I was younger and hyper, I would shout abuse at the character that was beating me. This applied to all games. I can remember telling the Armadillios that they were F*ckers when they killed me in Crash Bandicoot.)

Shang Tsung - Wang Shun

Raiden - Retarden

Baraka - .B.A. Barakas

Kitana - Kitty

Ermac - Error Mac

Sonya - Sonar (don't ask.)

Reptile - Lizardo



Hey, ]{0MBAT, why is Scorpion's spear called the "Van Damme Spear" in your list? What on earth has that move got to do with Van Damme?
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05/03/2006 05:43 PM EDT


Jax: Billy Blanks

Ermac: Orange Mac

Liu Kang: The Prince of Annoying

Cage: Green Machine

Sonya: Mrs.Military

Liu Kangs Uppercut Fatality: Sucktality

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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/03/2006 05:55 PM EDT
There were so many great names for "combos" from MK and MK2. They'd list a bunch of moves to do in a row that in no way combo and give it a snazzy name. It'd be great to hear what some of those are.
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05/04/2006 02:53 AM EDT
I swear, everyone and their brother called it the "Van Damme Spear" back in the day. But now, I can't even find 1 google match for that phrase.

Was it all a dream? Am I going crazy?

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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/04/2006 10:28 AM EDT
I think I vaguely remember some random magazine saying "Van Damme Spear." Could be my imagination, but when it was brought up in this thread it seemed to trigger some distant memory.

Also I remember an issue of Game Informer that had a MKT move list where they inserted these bizarre names for all the autocombos. Like there was a 3-hit kick combo called "History Lesson." Weird stuff like that, I'll have to see if I can find the magazine.
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/04/2006 02:10 PM EDT
Why "Van Damme" though? Doesn't that imply that in one of his movies, JC Van Damme threw a spear rope like Scorpion? Somehow I don't see JC doing that.
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/05/2006 09:04 AM EDT
Going through an old MKT strategy guide (one of two 'OFFICIAL' guides I have, how does that work?) I came across a few:

Sonya Fatality - Squash Orb

Classic Sub Zero Fatality - Stalagmite Stab

Cyrax air throw - Air Run

Ermac TKS - Mind Lift

Jade return boomerang - Second Chance

Jax's dash punch - Bionic Rush (I like that one)

Liu Kang's red bike kick - Super Kick

LK's flame fatality - Mental Torch

Kung Lao's spin fatal - Vaccuum Cleaner

Noob Saibot's cloud fatal - Spirit Spin

Rain's water ball - Mind Control Orb (I prefer this)

Scorpion's multality - The Gathering

Sindel's scream - Wave dizzy

Stryker's gun - The Gat

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If I find more I'll post 'em.
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/05/2006 11:03 AM EDT
well I do call raiden the psyco thundergod right now, usually while hiding behind a pillow when someone is fighting against him so I don't know if it counts
I am a happy well adjusted emotinally disturbed person, and for some reason all the raiden sprites keep staring at me I mean it tell them to stop, they are scaring me *hides* my friend pred gave me this one, and the avvy that goes with it, but I love the ones flameshang and darkryder gave me too, so expect a cycle of these three folks
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/05/2006 02:58 PM EDT
When ever MK2 Johhny Cage does his jump kick/mid air roundhouse move, I say "Surf's Up Pal"
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/05/2006 03:08 PM EDT
BustaUppa Wrote:
Also I remember an issue of Game Informer that had a MKT move list where they inserted these bizarre names for all the autocombos. Like there was a 3-hit kick combo called "History Lesson." Weird stuff like that, I'll have to see if I can find the magazine.


LoL!!! i'd love to see that magazine
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/06/2006 12:52 AM EDT
Here're mine.
Kitana:Kitty
Liu:Turkey Man
Bike Kick:Turkey Kick
Sub-Zero:Subbie
Scorpion:Scorp
Jax:Jules(I started giving him this nickname after reading Spirit Liu.)
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/06/2006 07:47 PM EDT
Noob's Cloud projectile- CLOUD OF DOOOOOM!
Jax's grab and punch in MK2- gotcha bitch
Cyrax's net-Net of doom (i was young back then)

Liu Kang- Mr. Turkey
I called all the ninjas, ____(color)-y
Except Noob, I'd call him Batman.
Nitara-batgirl
Stryker or smoke- Robocop
Jax- Mike Tyson
Shao Kahn- !@#*$!@&$#!@# douche-bag @#!@$*!@$*!@$&!@$
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/06/2006 08:33 PM EDT
the only one i remember doing is for Baraka, Baracuda Shit...in fact, i still use that. grin
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/06/2006 08:40 PM EDT
Kahn's Moves: Shadow shoulder, Victory knee, Plasma spear, Plasma shot

Jax's Moves: Sonic Boom, Ground pound, backbreaker, Gotcha grab, multi slam, dash punch, fireballs

Noob's moves: Shadow ball, double throw

Rain's moves: Tractor ball, bolt

Motaro: Tail shot, Grab

Goro: Rocket fist, pounding

Kintaro's moves: Mouth blast, tele stomp

There are others.



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05/08/2006 10:59 PM EDT
thepope289 Wrote:
Noob's Cloud projectile- CLOUD OF DOOOOOM!
Jax's grab and punch in MK2- gotcha bitch
Cyrax's net-Net of doom (i was young back then)

Liu Kang- Mr. Turkey
I called all the ninjas, ____(color)-y
Except Noob, I'd call him Batman.
Nitara-batgirl
Stryker or smoke- Robocop
Jax- Mike Tyson
Shao Kahn- !@#*$!@&$#!@# douche-bag @#!@$*!@$*!@$&!@$


so in your mind, kahn is just a string of explitives *falls over laughing* that's great!!!!!

I remember mine for reptile: BEST ONE EVER!!!! kidding kidding I do call him rep a lot though
I am a happy well adjusted emotinally disturbed person, and for some reason all the raiden sprites keep staring at me I mean it tell them to stop, they are scaring me *hides* my friend pred gave me this one, and the avvy that goes with it, but I love the ones flameshang and darkryder gave me too, so expect a cycle of these three folks
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RE: Favorite Nicknames for characters or their moves
05/09/2006 07:50 AM EDT
Characters
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Baraka - Barakaraka. Sometimes MK2 will lag and say his name like this.
Ermac - Big Mac
Hsu Hao - Sue Hao
Johnny Cage - Johnny Blaze. I heard this one from my cousin.
Kabal - Jamal
Kenshi - Rurouni Kenshin
Kira - Kia (like the cars)
Noob Saibot - Newb Saibot
Sektor - Hector
Shang Tsung - Shang Tea Sung. This was what I used to call him as a kid until I learned the T was silent, rofl.
Shujinko - Pai Mei

Moves
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Cyborg running noises - "Unfamilliar with that."
When some characters get caught by Cyrax's net or other moves - "Whoa not so poppin now whoa hey hey hey!"
Cyrax's Fatality - Hairicopter
Liu Kang's Bicycle Kick - Gobble kick.
Noob Saibot's Disabler - Shadow Freeze
Rain's Roundhouse - Ultra Kick
Raiden's Torpedo - "Johnny bought a car!" or "I'ma gunna die!". It kinda sounds like he's actually saying "Flying Thunder God!" in later games like MK:DA.
Shao Kahn's Hammer - Collar Bone Smasher
Cyborg-Smoke's spear - Cyber-Spear or trident. I really liked this move because it looks different from Scorpion's, and has a nice pull-in sound. I hope they bring it back in MK:A.
Sub-Zero's Shoulder Dash in MK:D - "Hai yong gon zitty!". It sounds like he's saying something in chinese/japanese like that, if anyone can translate, thx.
One of Darrius's moves - "Aheem!"

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05/09/2006 07:25 PM EDT
Shinnok - shnook (I thought his named was proncounced shinook at the time)
raiden's electrocution (the chest bursting one) OW owowowow geez kill the guy already he's suffering, god listen to those screams... this is why I don't like the thundergod people, he is evil I tell you EEEEVVVIIIILLLLL
anyway I would call scorpion the zombie ninja, untill someone corrected me on that, of course I would say it all happy kinda like this "EEEEE ZOMBIE NINJA ZOMBIE NINJA"
I am a happy well adjusted emotinally disturbed person, and for some reason all the raiden sprites keep staring at me I mean it tell them to stop, they are scaring me *hides* my friend pred gave me this one, and the avvy that goes with it, but I love the ones flameshang and darkryder gave me too, so expect a cycle of these three folks
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05/09/2006 10:51 PM EDT
My buddy will always call Kabal "Cable".
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05/10/2006 10:11 AM EDT
Yup I also called Liu Kang the Turkey Man
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Smoke - Chain smokin' (thinking of the Short Kunai, whereas Scorpion uses the Big Kunai).

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08/23/2021 08:01 PM EDT
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Sub-Zero - Kaptain Frosty
Liu Kang - Professor Wutah from the royal university of being an asshole! (When I was younger and hyper, I would shout abuse at the character that was beating me. This applied to all games. I can remember telling the Armadillios that they were F*ckers when they killed me in Crash Bandicoot.)
Shang Tsung - Wang Shun
Raiden - Retarden
Baraka - .B.A. Barakas
Kitana - Kitty
Ermac - Error Mac
Sonya - Sonar (don't ask.)
Reptile - Lizardo
Hey, ]{0MBAT, why is Scorpion's spear called the "Van Damme Spear" in your list? What on earth has that move got to do with Van Damme?
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08/23/2021 08:02 PM EDT
@nobrainer
Sub-Zero - Kaptain Frosty
Liu Kang - Professor Wutah from the royal university of being an asshole! (When I was younger and hyper, I would shout abuse at the character that was beating me. This applied to all games. I can remember telling the Armadillios that they were F*ckers when they killed me in Crash Bandicoot.)
Shang Tsung - Wang Shun
Raiden - Retarden
Baraka - .B.A. Barakas
Kitana - Kitty
Ermac - Error Mac
Sonya - Sonar (don't ask.)
Reptile - Lizardo
Hey, ]{0MBAT, why is Scorpion's spear called the "Van Damme Spear" in your list? What on earth has that move got to do with Van Damme?

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Sub-Zero - Kaptain Frosty
Liu Kang - Professor Wutah from the royal university of being an asshole! (When I was younger and hyper, I would shout abuse at the character that was beating me. This applied to all games. I can remember telling the Armadillios that they were F*ckers when they killed me in Crash Bandicoot.)
Shang Tsung - Wang Shun
Raiden - Retarden
Baraka - .B.A. Barakas
Kitana - Kitty
Ermac - Error Mac
Sonya - Sonar (don't ask.)
Reptile - Lizardo
Hey, ]{0MBAT, why is Scorpion's spear called the "Van Damme Spear" in your list? What on earth has that move got to do with Van Damme?
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08/24/2021 03:06 AM EDT
08/24/2021 03:32 AM EDT

Scorpion and Sub-Zero (as a tag team) - When hell freezes over (frozen flames which could be spiky).

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