THANK YOU, JEFF GERSTMANN

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#1 Posted by august (3899 posts) -

So... I had my own personal Phoenix Down/Usual Suspects moment listening to the bombcast today when Jeff pronounced "MIles Prower" in such a way that... I realized the name is a pun.
 
It's been a pun all these years.
 
You guys. YOU GUYS.
 
mind = blown

#2 Posted by spiceninja (3127 posts) -

I thought this was common knowledge.

#3 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

If Tails hadn't already been ruined by being annoying (until he's stuck in an infinite loop of dying), this would have ruined the character for me.

#4 Edited by MattyFTM (14578 posts) -

I didn't get that until like three years ago. I don't know what triggered the realization. Miles Prower. It seems so obvious now. I think it's because when his name is written down, it's usually "Miles "Tails" Prower" so it makes it much less obvious.

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#6 Edited by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Can someone explain Phoenix Down to me? I can't figure it out!

Edit: I have been made to understand.

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
#8 Posted by Galiant (2211 posts) -

@UKSamwise said:

I still don't get it.....

I'm not sure either..."Miles Per Hour"? Is that it?

#9 Posted by Bocam (3962 posts) -

マイルス・パウアー

#10 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

@Galiant said:

@UKSamwise said:

I still don't get it.....

I'm not sure either..."Miles Per Hour"? Is that it?

Yes.

#12 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

I don't like to be that guy(seriously, I don't) but REALLY?!!!!!!! REALLY!!!!?

#13 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

Miles Prower...

Reworp Selim.

OHHHHHHHHHHH

#14 Posted by FreakAche (3020 posts) -

Don't feel so bad. I also didn't figure out that one until sometime in the last year or so.

#15 Posted by ZombiePie (6121 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Galiant said:

@UKSamwise said:

I still don't get it.....

I'm not sure either..."Miles Per Hour"? Is that it?

Yes.

I didn't get it until now, but I just want to go the record and say that's a fucking stupid pun.

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#16 Edited by Lego_My_Eggo (1077 posts) -

@UKSamwise said:

@Galiant:Yeah

@SpikeSpiegel: I don't get it either

Down as in down feathers. Jeff never realized that it stood for the feather of a phoenix, and when Brad told him it blew his mind. good bombcast moment.

#17 Posted by august (3899 posts) -

Fucking miles-per-hour ALL THESE YEARS.
 
I thought it was just some crazy Japanese bullshit! Like, "hey, wouldn't it be hilarious if we gave this one character a full name for no reason at all?"
 
BUT NO

#18 Posted by Jrinswand (1744 posts) -

I'm amazed at the number of people in this thread that did not realize the name is a pun.

#19 Posted by Linkster7 (1090 posts) -

Miles per hour !?

wow, that's bad, really bad.

#20 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (342 posts) -

I never got that until just now. That's pretty sad.

#21 Posted by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -

I always thought Miles Prower and Phoenix Down were pretty obvious to the point that I always thought that I didn't get it and everyone else did.

#22 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5114 posts) -

Fuck. not gonna lie, never noticed until this very moment. My life has been changed.

#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19809 posts) -

I think people need to pay a bit more attention. I wonder how many users there are who don't know about "Ekans".

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#24 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (419 posts) -

Thought everyone knew this :/ It was even a question in our university pub quiz.

#25 Posted by Woodroez (348 posts) -

Oh whattt

Like others have said, the only times I've looked at his name and given it any thought whatsoever was in Sonic 2, where they introduce him as Miles "Tails" Prower, so I've always thought of his name like that.

And I'm glad I did, because man that is wretched.

#26 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

YOU GUYS ARE NOT TRUE GAMERZ

#27 Posted by Barrock (3747 posts) -

Huh... Didn't know that.

It's like If You Seek Amy.

#28 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

Yup. It's a pun so lame that I almost didn't believe it myself as a kid.

#29 Posted by august (3899 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:

YOU GUYS ARE NOT TRUE GAMERZ

FUCK
#30 Posted by Spoonman671 (4918 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:

Can someone explain Phoenix Down to me? I can't figure it out!

#31 Posted by alternate (2788 posts) -

Is he called Klicks "Tails" Prower in the european version?

#32 Posted by ZagZagovich (807 posts) -

Whaaaat? Ugh. Uuuuugh. I get a bad taste in my mouth just from thinking about the logic behind that pun.

#33 Posted by blueinferno (479 posts) -

Miles Prower....Miles Perower.....Miles Per Hour MILES PER HOUR!! OH MY GOD! I've been playing Sonic games since I was 2, and it's taken 17 years for me to figure that out. ...Wow, that's sad.

#34 Posted by enkind (2914 posts) -

Oh wow, I didn't even notice that either. However, until now I never knew Tails last name. Miles P(er)ower is really funny.

#35 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ

I think people need to pay a bit more attention. I wonder how many users there are who don't know about "Ekans".

I didn't until just now.
#36 Posted by Alkaiser (394 posts) -

THE CLOUDS ARE THE BUSHES.

#37 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1670 posts) -

MY MIND! Holy shit, that's incredible.

#38 Edited by CaLe (4170 posts) -

Still don't get the Phoenix Down thing. Down = Feather? Something I'm missing? Down doesn't mean feather where I come from.

So apparently down feather is a thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather I'm no bird expert so never heard the term. Surprised it seems to be common knowledge to so many.

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#39 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -
@CaLe Down feather, Phoenix reincarnated. Feather of the Phoenix. Phoenix down cures KO.
#40 Posted by august (3899 posts) -
@CaLe said:

Still don't get the Phoenix Down thing. Down = Feather? Something I'm missing? Down doesn't mean feather where I come from.

So apparently down feather is a thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather I'm no bird expert so never heard the term. Surprised it seems to be common knowledge to so many.

Down pillows are pretty common.
#41 Posted by CaLe (4170 posts) -

@august said:

@CaLe said:

Still don't get the Phoenix Down thing. Down = Feather? Something I'm missing? Down doesn't mean feather where I come from.

So apparently down feather is a thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather I'm no bird expert so never heard the term. Surprised it seems to be common knowledge to so many.

Down pillows are pretty common.

In America? I've never heard of a down pillow.

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#42 Posted by august (3899 posts) -
@CaLe said:

@august said:

@CaLe said:

Still don't get the Phoenix Down thing. Down = Feather? Something I'm missing? Down doesn't mean feather where I come from.

So apparently down feather is a thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather I'm no bird expert so never heard the term. Surprised it seems to be common knowledge to so many.

Down pillows are pretty common.

In America? I've never heard of a down pillow.

Yeah. Maybe other places too. I don't know where you're from.
#43 Posted by believer258 (12595 posts) -

This is a really lame pun. Also:

@AndrewB said:

Miles Prower...

Reworp Selim.

OHHHHHHHHHHH

Reworp Selim?

Selim?

Selim Bradley?

PRIDE?

TAILS IS SECRETLY PRIDE!?

(To make my lame self clear)

#44 Posted by CornBREDX (6330 posts) -

@CaLe: I have, and I'm in the US. In the army all we had were down pillows. I hate them, personally, cus the tail end of the feather sometimes poked thru. Its annoying.

Anyway, ya, another word for feather is down.

Phoenix down resurrects you in final fantasy.

That which does this is the feathers of a phoenix- basically.

Not much more to it.

It just blew Jeff's mind 'cus he never thought about it before.

#45 Posted by Village_Guy (2743 posts) -

It's a horrible pun, but I do always enjoy when people realize it, even after having said it for years without knowing it.

That always makes me smile.

#46 Posted by Irvandus (3055 posts) -

I never knew this. My face was the same as my avatars when I read this thread.

#47 Posted by FateOfNever (1863 posts) -

Some people just don't appreciate great humor!

#48 Posted by Alkaiser (394 posts) -

PLAYER TWO CONTROLS THE DUCKS.

#49 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -

Oooooooooooooooh, down!

#50 Edited by buzz_clik (7247 posts) -

Wait... what? Really, people are only just getting this now? Even when that game came out all the magazines I read were appending "(geddit?)" to his name whenever it was mentioned.

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