Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by 09camaro, Feb 18, 2008.
And Xerxes was Persian, not Arabic.
I call Mansa Musa "The Mansa Man," but other than that, I don't really nickname anybody.
Joao became Joe a few games ago. Spent the day reading up on Portugal and working out how to put Grandola, Vila Morena and some decent fado onto the soundtrack (world music is my favourite, so much so I have iTunes arranged by country rather than genre) and then went for a game...and lost. Maybe I shouldn't have put my name down as Salazar.
Genghis for me is Gay Genghis from his rather...camp portrait and animation.
Gilgamesh...well, it's an injoke between me and my OH and what he knows about David Cameron, but let's just say that I read up on the legend and every time he comes up on-screen I ask him how the Tories are getting on winning the next election and where his next spliff is going to come from.
As for Victoria, she never survives long enough for me to have given her a name that suits who she is in this life (you'd never guess, and it's not pretty believe me) so even if I haven't got any units near her and she turns up, it's into the debug tools for some tanks even if it's 2000 BC.
Napoleon : Corsica and nice aren't italians
(there were a movie about crocodile hunter Dundee)
other funny names are in russian (
I went from Sitting Bull to Sitting Fool!!
Random - Randolph of Randorra
Catherine="Stop asking for rifling ever second just after I finished researching it!"
Shaka="Great, just great."
Alexander="Backstab-Wait, I actually always get along with you."
Zara Yaqob="Stop stealing my resources!"
Tokugawa="Minor nuisance, kinda like a mosquito. Buzzz-Smack!."
Izabella="Share her religion or kill her? The eternal question."
Huayna Capac="No wonders for me I guess..."
Mansa Musa="Must remember to kill him before the modern age."
Hatsheput="God I love seeing those yellow borders."
Gandhi="God I love seeing those purple borders."
Qin Shi Huang="I still remember that war in the last game you know..."
Louis="My least liked french leader. And it takes a lot to beat Napoleon!"
Napoleon="Mr stack of doom."
Peter="Why aren't you catherine?"
Boudica="Must obey the breasts."
Pacal II=" Huyna capac #2."
Justinian I="Isabella #2."
Suryavarman="Aaaah! Get it away from me!"
Augustus="This guy's trouble."
Based on the thoughts I tend to get when I find them on the map.
I can't believe no-one has got the obvious nickname from Pericles's animations. He starts with the helmet on, and waves his arms around before moving it to the top of his head. If you interrupt his greeting, his helmet slides up off his head without his hands touching it. It's very Magneto, and that's what I call him.
Sitting Bull -> Sitting Duck
Saladin : Die imfiedels!
Napoleon : Mona Lisa it's french
Have played Cryuf too, but went for van Basten first.
OK, here are my nicknames (some of them are in dutch, I'll translate them):
Suryavarman: Wandelend oud lijk (wandering old corpse)
Montezuma: That Aztec bastard
Roosevelt: Jedi (when he greets you, he uses the Jedi mindtrick)
Ghandi: Aren't you supposed to be a pacifist?
Isabella: You would look quite good if you wouldn't look like you're smelling sh*t all the time.
Churchill: Killed in the church
Qin Shi Huang: Vegetable (his old graphics made me think of a vegetable )
Bismarck: Snorrie (mustacho)
Shaka: Ewok (his tune makes me think of ewoks)
Suleiman: papzak (fatso)
Joao: Mr. Hat
Peter: Señor Snor (Señor mustache)
Justitianus: stonede aap (stoned ape)
Huayna Capac: Huana whatever your name is
Mansa Musa: Backstabber
Victoria: Empress Oink
Pericles: Lord Helmet
Louis XIV: wighead
Gilgamesh: Kakhoofd or Hondekop (Sh*thead or dogface)
Charlemagne = Burger King
Boudica = Bootyca or Bag Lady (she looks kind of methed out and homeless)
Ghandi = Macana Ghandi (translates as big stick)
Suryavarman = Surly man
Here's my list. It's a long one, but I wanted to include everyone (at least, everyone I could think of). I put it in a "spoiler" tag to avoid spam.
Alexander = The Grape Ape
Asoka = Pedobear
Augustus Caesar = Auggy
Bismarck = Pickelhaube
Boudica = Boobica
Brennus = The Celtic Redneck
Catherine = Designated Mounter
Charlemagne = Burger King of the Flamebroiled Empire
Churchill = The British... I mean, The English Bulldog
Cyrus = Cigar-Hat/Corona-Corona
Darius I = Monkeyboy
Elizabeth = Little Miss Arsenic
Frederick = Freddy
De Gaulle = Freedom Frog
Gandhi = Pencilneck
Genghis Khan = We got a live one here
Gilgamesh = Boyz in da Sumer
Hammurabi = Thorin Oakenshield
Hannibal = Hannibal the Cannibal (of course)
Hatshepsut = Goofball
Huayna Capac = The Clapper and/or That Shaking Guy
Isabella = "Wanna convert to Buddhism? No? How about now?"
Joao II = The Perfect Pimp
Julius Caesar = The Salad Dressing Dude
Justinian I = Triangle Head
Kublai Khan = "You wouldn't DoW a Khan with puppy dog eyes, would you?"
Lincoln = And...uh... Abraham Lincoln
Louis XIV = Stinky (seriously, you can smell that wig through your monitor)
Mansa Musa = Mr. Vassal
Mao Zedong = Mr. Mole
Mehmed II = Beardie Boy
Montezuma = The Dalai Lama
Napoleon = Mr. Passive-Aggressive
Pacal II = Aneurysm Waiting to Happen
Pericles = Leonidas
Peter = Puffycheeks the Magic Dragon
Qin Shi Huang = "Don't hit me! Okay, give me a hug." (from animation)
Ragnar = Boogernose, the Pest from the West
Ramesses = Boy George
Roosevelt = Obi-Wan (as mentioned earlier, the Jedi Mind Trick -- "You want to give me Rifling.")
Saladin = Saladin the Paladin or Salabinladen
Shaka = ***
Sitting Bull = Bullsit
Stalin = "I've got balls of steel."
Suleiman = Those eyes...THOSE EYES
Suryavarman II = Surv... Sury... Survey says... JERRY JERRY JERRY
Tokugawa = Vic Romano
Victoria = The other OTHER English leader
Wang Kon = Wang Chung (obviously)
Willem van Oranje = Vincent Price
Zara Yaqob = Sanka
*** Note: The vast majority of the names I have for Shaka are unprintable. Non-obscene names include: Sir Not-Appearing-in-my-Games, Shaka'n'Baka, Montezuma's Revenge, WHAT HIM AGAIN ARGGH, and The Swing Music of Doom.]
Yes very true but one thing if you ever address them again address them as either first nations, in canada and, native americans in th us its racist to call them indian
Roosevelt's mind tric always works on me hen i try cultural wins with out wars thats cause i always think he'll declare war if i dont give to him every cultural win i do hes always my buddy (freindly)
Separate names with a comma.