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Same character name, totally different game

While playing a bit of Spirit Tracks I bumped into a tiny old man named Niko, who’s apparently been a part of Link and Zelda’s watery quests since the Wind Waker days. After that revelation shook its way through my bones, I realized, oh hey, his name’s Niko… as in Niko Bellic!

Above: Niko (GTA IV) and Niko (Spirit Tracks)

This of course began a chain reaction and subsequent office email to come up with enough to populate a list worthy of the internet. So without further dicking around, here it is. Oh, one bit of dicking – I’ve left off a lot of common recurring names. If we listed every Chris, Jill, Jack and John we’d be here forever.

Above: Kratos (God of War) and Kratos (Tales of Symphonia)

Above: Shadow Man (Shadow Man) and Shadow Man (Mega Man 3)

Above: Mario (Super Mario Bros) and Mario (Assassin’s Creed II)

Above: Ryu (Ninja Gaiden) and Ryu (Street Fighter II)

Above: The Prince (Prince of Persia) and The Prince (Katamari Damacy)

Above: Dante (Devil May Cry) and Dante (Dante’s Inferno)