Misery's name???

May 8, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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I just wonder, who would name their child Misery? Jenka couldn't have known she would become the way she is today, so why give your child such an emo and evil name? Maybe it's not her real name and she changed it due to a teenage phase and wanted to rebel against society because she's ttly gpffik?!

Yeah I have nothing. Discuss. Actually educated theories welcome.
 
May 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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Maybe it's a reference to some mythology,
Maybe Jenka's unknown husband was an emo,
Maybe Jenka's a troll? I dunno, anybody else got ideas?
 
May 9, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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Maybe on the island, the word (or name) 'Misery' isn't quite as bad as we consider it to be. Misery could be a common name for witches in the Cave Story universe!
 
May 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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Ooh, a theory..?
Guess that's what she's called because of her being controlled by thecrown.
 
May 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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Jenka has always seemed more knowledgable than the average, in a way. She never really panicks (except after being violat- I mean, robbed off her key by Balrog).
It may be the perfect cliché of the old person who has been through a lot of things, but she might also have something else that allows her to be this calm...
Perhaps SHE CAN SEE THE FUTURE randomly and for briefs amounts of time, and she saw that Misery was going to become a bad person (because of the Crown, yes, but Jenka did not see that) and thus she named her child Misery.

BOOM I JUST BLEW ALL OF YOUR MINDS
 
May 9, 2012 at 3:46 AM
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I actually made a Wild Mass Guessing post on TvT on this.

"Misery" is not her real name.
Oh sure, that's what nearly everyone calls her. But Jenka, her mother, never calls her Misery (or by name, either). Chances are that Misery is a nickname based on her state of life since the Demon Crown was made, that was given to her by either Ballos or the first crown bearer and stuck fast.

As to what I gave her as her real name, I have that come up in a story which has been... in-progress for years.
 
May 9, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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Her name might just be plain old Miza for all we know.
It may just be the translator's fault.
 
May 9, 2012 at 5:29 AM
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Maybe that's her SECOND name? But it makes no sense. I think like Hiino and like Jazz Jackalope.
 
May 9, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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Maybe that's her SECOND name? But it makes no sense. I think like Hiino and like Jazz Jackalope.

Second meaning last name?

Jenka Misery doesn't sound like a very good name.
 
May 9, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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Second meaning last name?

Jenka Misery doesn't sound like a very good name.
people can have very strange names, trust me. But if it's her last name, then it seems they are calling her by last name.
 
May 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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I think it's a liberal translation of Japanise "Mizary" or "Miza" . I'm not sure what that means. On the other hand maybe she called herself like that out of some teenage rebellion.
 
May 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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Speaking of Misery, she, like jenka, never calls herself by name.
Speaking of Miza, Why is the map editor called that?
 
May 10, 2012 at 2:28 AM
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Come on guys, I already explained this in my incredibly shitty fanfiction

Umm... yeah, I think it's most likely a name she chose for herself. Jenka doesn't really seem like the type to troll her children.

On a side note, this is my first post in the cs sections of the forums in months - guess I felt like a change of pace...
 
May 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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There is of course the possibility Misery was named after the Stephen King novel "Misery", which featured a fictional character named Misery.
 
May 10, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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May 11, 2012 at 5:01 AM
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Let me say my theory again.

Misery is Miza.

She calls herself Misery (or Mizari for japanese) because she is bound by the crown.
Alternatively because no one except Balrog said her name, that might just be his pet name for her.
 
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