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Old 06 April 2016, 07:29   #1
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The protagonist in Gods is known as DRQ?

Hi,

While researching for my review of this game I noticed Hercules is referred to as DRQ on the Wikipedia page, yet no-one in the entire world mentions it except when they're copying the text from Wikipedia verbatim.

I was wondering, where in the game is this explained? On the back of the box he's called Hercules, while in the manual he's the "classical hero". In-game references are also made to an anonymous hero, but not DRQ as far as I can tell.
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Old 06 April 2016, 09:34   #2
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I don't know which wiki page you are looking at, but this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_%28video_game%29

Puts it as "where the player is cast as Hercules (here known as DRQ)". So Hercules is still the "official" name in that text.

No idea what is meant with "here known as DRQ", because I don't know what is referred to with "here" :/
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Old 07 April 2016, 07:56   #3
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Yep, that's where I saw it. Initially I took it to mean "in the game this article refers to", but now you've got me wondering. It could be a colloquialism that relates to the home country of the author.

Either way I don't think it has much to do with Gods. It's funny to see how many people copied and pasted it into their articles without having the foggiest clue what it means though.
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Old 07 April 2016, 08:17   #4
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DRQ=Derek?
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Derek Hercules.
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A little known fact is that Derek was a common surname in ancient Greece.
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Old 07 April 2016, 15:30   #7
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Hercules Derek then?
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Old 07 April 2016, 17:19   #8
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No. In this case, due to an error when the Greek name was romanized, he became known as Hercules, or Herakles, but actually his name should be Derekles
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Old 08 April 2016, 07:45   #9
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Zeus Derek?
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I believe the working title for Gods was "Dismal Derek in Endless Switch Flicking Land"
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Old 08 April 2016, 13:04   #11
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Zeus Derek?
ZELEK???!
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Old 08 April 2016, 14:08   #12
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The edit that added the DRQ-information only made that change:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...ldid=594189633

A couple of years earlier a user through the same network provider added the Gods reference to the DRQ entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specia...189.181.184.87

So either it's someone with unique knowledge of the game or it's an ongoing hoax
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Old 08 April 2016, 15:03   #13
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Ha! That's hilarious. I noticed someone has the acronym as their Facebook profile, and that's full of Gods references too. Probably the same person.

Nice detective work, wizard.

I suspect everyone else in this thread isn't taking the matter of this horrific deception entirely seriously. :|
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he's a dracula?
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DRQ is apparently Hebrew/Arabic (and maybe also various other ancient Semitic languages) for "walk rapidly"
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also:
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