Do the nicknames have any specific meanings, or are they random?

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#51 Posted by fox01313 (5226 posts) -

Figure that some of the nicknames are specific for some specializations & others are general. Wouldn't mind a future mod in this to just take a nickname & run it through a few translations (and back) to make it sound like some crazy nickname out of some Japanese dream (ie. Super monkey karate doomfish).

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#52 Posted by sixpin (1345 posts) -

I've got a guy with the nickname Sentinel. I use him to overwatch a lot, so I assumed it was related. My sniper has the most kills of anyone on the team and is nicknamed Demon. One of my assault guys is nicknamed Hardcore. And I have a heavy nicknamed Bull. Those all sound class/role assigned to me.

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#53 Posted by Wuddel (2416 posts) -

I bet they are class/gender specific. My Heavy-Lady was called "Big Momma"

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#54 Posted by bkbroiler (1731 posts) -

Oh, and my Heavy who has been with me from the beginning is nicknamed Hulk. I like him.

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#55 Posted by RandyF (198 posts) -

One of the guys I got in the tutorial mission was named Tim Allen. Unfortunately, only one guy makes it out of the tutorial mission and it wasn't him.

I would like to believe he would get the nickname "Buzz" or "Toolman."

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#56 Posted by dagimpz (7 posts) -

the nicknames are awesome lol.. i also name my units after friends / gf / family... and my friend is nicknamed "tombstone" i guess because he was past 20 kills after 3 missions.. the gf sniper is "el diablo" and my character is called "nitro"... all the run and running i use him for i guess.. i love it...

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#57 Edited by EthanielRain (1418 posts) -

Vinny TwoPens, earned nickname: Whiskey

Too perfect, now I'm paranoid about him dying :( Edit: Anyone know why his says "earned nickname"? None of my other soldiers do.

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#58 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (169 posts) -

The survivor I got from the beginning is a Heavy named Carlos "Disco" Rivera from Argentina. As much as I like it I don't know what it could be referencing.

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#59 Posted by VinLieger (114 posts) -

So far most of mine seem to relate to their class, had "prototype" for the first heavy, "long shot" and "snake eyes" for 2 of my snipers, and "mad man" for one of my assaults who i used alot to run ahead and flush stuff out

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#60 Edited by Nerd_Rage_Prime (2 posts) -

Now i know this is a very old topic, but, I've been playing this a lot recently and i have some noticed that you do earn nicknames dependent of how you play that particular team member.

These are all the names i have so far * i have a full barracks and probably will nd up getting them all to col. for sheets 'n giggles.

Col. Jack 'Low Rider' Wilson; Sniper

Col. Alessandro 'Rhino' De Luca; Assault

Col. Adam 'Geronimo' Lynch; Assault

Col. Naima 'Enigma' Nabil; Sniper

Col. Nickolaos 'Thunder' Zeneas; Heavy

Col. Felix 'Cobra' Moreno; Assualt

Col. Wekesa 'Prophet' Sesay; Support

Col. Arjun 'Slim' Rangan; Sniper

Col. Beatriz 'Crater' Chavez; Heavy

Col. Cameron 'Loco' hill; Assault

Col. Maximillion 'whiskey' Wogel; Support

Col. Deka 'Septic' Yeboah; Assualt

Col. Abigail 'Android' Green; Assault

Maj. William 'Buster' Robinson; Heavy

Cpt. Robert 'Doomsday' Macleod; Heavy

Lt. Shaojie 'Chilong' Zhang; Heavy (DLC character always heavy, always Chilong)

Lt. Mary 'Double down' Harris; Assault

I also have the late Maj. Yon 'Axle. Choi (forgot the class)
And the late Cpt. Kibwe 'Mr. clean' Hangana (he was black, very black lol)

And that's it so far lol. I've barely even scratched the surface of my army too lol.

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