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Author:  Sir Duke [ Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Name meanings in Ghost Trick

I was reading what the names in AA meant until I wondered:

Do the names in Ghost Trick mean anything?
I noticed Temsik is kesmit backwards which means "fate or destiny".

Author:  Ash [ Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Most of the names are related to death & life. I haven't played the English version, so not sure about some of the English names...

Sissel <- Shiseru (to die)
Lynne <- Rinne (reincarnation)
Kuneri (the lamp) <- Kunekune (meander, twist)
Kanon (the girl) <- Kannon (as in the Bodhisattva)
Cabanela <- Kabanera <- Shikabane (Corpse)
Sith <- Shisu (to die)
Jiigo <- Jigoku (Hell)
Tengo <- Tengoku (Heaven)

Etc, etc.

Author:  Bad Player [ Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

:o I never would've picked up on most of those...

But I always thought Kanon's was Cannon & Missile xP (I suppose that could be why he recycled the name Missile, rather than why he chose the name Kanon.)

Author:  Pierre [ Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Kabanela's name hardly makes sense though, he's far from dead, one of the most animated members of the cast.

Though Jiigo and Tengu just got cooler knowing their meaning.

Author:  beterbomen [ Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Ash wrote:
Most of the names are related to death & life. I haven't played the English version, so not sure about some of the English names...

Sissel <- Shiseru (to die)
Lynne <- Rinne (reincarnation)
Kuneri (the lamp) <- Kunekune (meander, twist)
Kanon (the girl) <- Kannon (as in the Bodhisattva)
Cabanela <- Kabanera <- Shikabane (Corpse)
Sith <- Shisu (to die)
Jiigo <- Jigoku (Hell)
Tengo <- Tengoku (Heaven)

Etc, etc.

If anyone wants to know what the English names are:

Spoiler: For spoilers
Sissel = Sissel (duh)
Lynne = Lynne
Kuneri (the lamp) = Ray
Kanon = Kamila
Cabanela = Cabanela
Sith = Sith
Jiigo = Jeego
Tengo = Tengo

After this, I can only describe the characters, as I don't know their Japanese names. I won't name the characters with only titles (like the Justice Minister). The meanings for the names that I gave I got from TV Tropes, so they may not be correct.

The bearded detective: Jowd
The dog: Missile (not that anyone didn't know this)
The kidnappers: Danny (only named in their theme) and Beauty
The main villain: Yomiel (-> Yomigaeru (to be revived)
The writer lady: Emma
The writer lady's daughter: Amelie
Undercover waitress: Memry
Jowd's wife: Alma
Panic dancer: Bailey (means bailiff)
Tell me if I forgot anyone.

Author:  サンドラ [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

"Alma" (Jowd's wife) means "soul" in Portuguese. :keiko:

Author:  One For All [ Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

サンドラ wrote:
"Alma" (Jowd's wife) means "soul" in Portuguese. :keiko:


Alma is also a spanish word as well

Author:  beterbomen [ Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Inspector Cabanela wrote:
サンドラ wrote:
"Alma" (Jowd's wife) means "soul" in Portuguese. :keiko:


Alma is also a spanish word as well

Meaning what?

Author:  One For All [ Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

beterbomen wrote:
Inspector Cabanela wrote:
サンドラ wrote:
"Alma" (Jowd's wife) means "soul" in Portuguese. :keiko:


Alma is also a spanish word as well

Meaning what?


It means Soul

Author:  Yash K. Productions [ Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Yomiel's Japanese name actually references Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Yomiel = Yomieru
Yomieru = Yomigaeru

And the Japanese name for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney? Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten.

Author:  Cesar Zero [ Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

GyakutenFanatic wrote:
Yomiel's Japanese name actually references Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Yomiel = Yomieru
Yomieru = Yomigaeru

And the Japanese name for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney? Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten.


More like a reference to Rise from the Ashes.

Author:  Sir Duke [ Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

cesar26100 wrote:
GyakutenFanatic wrote:
Yomiel's Japanese name actually references Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Yomiel = Yomieru
Yomieru = Yomigaeru

And the Japanese name for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney? Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten.


More like a reference to Rise from the Ashes.

The name being a reference to case 5 would make a ton of sense.
It's clever.

Author:  Yash K. Productions [ Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Name meanings in Ghost Trick

Regarding "Temsik", it's "kismet" spelled backwards. Also, "destiny" in my mother tongue, Hindi, is "kismat". Spelled backwards? "Tamsik" -> "Temsik".

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