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"It has to be a competing trademark that is registered, and NOT a public 'buzzward; Wut?"
I am not certain what you are asking. What is the antecedent of the word 'it' in that question?
"So then, we just start calling Metroidvania games just straight up Metroid or Castlevania and when asked why called, explain so that it catches on to initiate the proposed the effect?"
I mean, that is a stupid and unrealistic plan for a variety of reasons, but yes, if such a sequence of events transpired, that is what the legal result would be.