History ActorAllusion / VideoGames

3rd Feb '18 5:40:13 PM immblueversion
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** In ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'', Liara and Shepard are outside on a ship during a storm and lightning is useful element during that segment. The lightning may be a visual reference to Lightning Farron, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' who shares Liara's voice actress, Creator/AliHillis. They go to rescue Liara's friend, Feron, whose name is pronounced exactly like Lightning's last name.

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** In ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'', Liara and Shepard are outside on a ship during a storm and lightning is useful element during that segment. The lightning may be a visual reference to Lightning Farron, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' protagonist Lightning, who shares Liara's voice actress, Creator/AliHillis. They go to rescue Liara's friend, Feron, whose name is pronounced exactly like Lightning's last name.
26th Jan '18 5:53:09 PM nombretomado
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** It's also funny to hear MartinSheen advising [[Film/TheAmericanPresident a powerful leader named Shepard]].

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** It's also funny to hear MartinSheen Creator/MartinSheen advising [[Film/TheAmericanPresident a powerful leader named Shepard]].
21st Jan '18 9:49:30 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Shantae}} Shantae and the Pirate's Curse]]", Shantae will occasionally say "[[MemeticMutation Total Destruction]]" upon using an auto potion in reference to the fact that Creator/CristinaValenzuela was the dub voice actress for [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Shantae}} Shantae and the Pirate's Curse]]", Curse]]'', Shantae will occasionally say "[[MemeticMutation Total Destruction]]" upon using an auto potion in reference to the fact that Creator/CristinaValenzuela was the dub voice actress for [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]].
21st Jan '18 9:49:07 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Shantae}} Shantae and the Pirate's Curse]]", Shantae will occasionally say "[[MemeticMutation Total Destruction]]" upon using an auto potion in reference to the fact that Creator/CristinaValenzuela was the dub voice actress for [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]].
6th Jan '18 10:22:31 AM nombretomado
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* The [=MSX2=] version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' featured character portraits based on the likenesses of popular actors and celebrities.[[note]]The later ports used new character portraits.[[/note]] Big Boss in particular was modeled after Sean Connery. This is what inspired HideoKojima to, when planning ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' (a game about Big Boss' younger days), make the story a shameless classic-''Film/JamesBond'' homage.

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* The [=MSX2=] version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' featured character portraits based on the likenesses of popular actors and celebrities.[[note]]The later ports used new character portraits.[[/note]] Big Boss in particular was modeled after Sean Connery. This is what inspired HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima to, when planning ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' (a game about Big Boss' younger days), make the story a shameless classic-''Film/JamesBond'' homage.
3rd Jan '18 12:19:45 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'', you face Gabriel Nowak, a disgraced member of Rainbow. In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', Adam Jensen is voiced by Elias Tofexis who voices Nowak. Both of them had been disgraced at some point during a mission in Mexico/Mexicantown.

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* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'', you face Gabriel Nowak, a disgraced member of Rainbow. In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', Adam Jensen is voiced by Elias Tofexis Tofexis, who voices Nowak. Both of them had been disgraced at some point during a mission in Mexico/Mexicantown.



* In the [=PC=] version of ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', the character Rust has a line when answering pagers where he asks the [[FanNickname Pager Guy]] if he's seen the {{Film/Hellboy}} films, and state that they should make a third film. Rust is voiced by {{Creator/Ron Perlman}}, who played the titular Hellboy in said films.

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* In the [=PC=] version of ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', the character Rust has a line when answering pagers where he asks the [[FanNickname Pager Guy]] if he's seen the {{Film/Hellboy}} ''{{Film/Hellboy}}'' films, and state that they should make a third film. Rust is voiced by {{Creator/Ron Perlman}}, who played the titular Hellboy in said films.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}'', if Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze fight, one of the pre-match introductions has Harley ask Freeze if he'll make her a pony. He replies that he'll make one that will "make the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic twilight sparkle]]". Harley laughs and replies that she knew he'd say that.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}'', if Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze fight, one of the pre-match introductions has Harley ask Freeze if he'll make her a pony. He replies that he'll make one that will "make the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic twilight sparkle]]". Harley [[Creator/TaraStrong Harley]] laughs and replies that she knew he'd say that.


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* ''VideoGame/ThisIsThePolice'' has a scene where Jack, voiced by Jon St. John, wishes that his job would allow him to just let loose and say things like "[[VideoGame/DukeNukem3D SHAKE IT, BABY!]]"
30th Oct '17 6:34:22 PM LadyNorbert
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** Varma is not the only GoT actor in the game, nor the only one to get a reference. Ramon Tikaram had a short role and as Dorian might snark that your character strip naked and allow the Chantry to flog her into repentance. Fans of the show might recall a similar scene.

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** Varma is not the only GoT [=GoT=] actor in the game, nor the only one to get a reference. Ramon Tikaram had a short role and as Dorian might snark that your character strip naked and allow the Chantry to flog her into repentance. Fans of the show might recall a similar scene.


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* There's a very subtle one in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Farkas, one of the members of the Companions in Whiterun, has a lute in his room there. He's voiced by "Popeye" Vogelsang, the vocalist and lead guitarist of the band Your Favorite Train Wreck.
20th Oct '17 10:14:36 PM LinTaylor
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** Manny [[spoiler:AKA Manannan]] is played by [[Film/ThePrincessBride Wallace Shawn]], so naturally Graham's battle with him in Chapter 1 involves a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo. If you get caught in his secret hideout in Chapter 3, Old Graham will say "[[BorrowedCatchPhrase Inconceivable!]]" during his HaveANiceDeath message.
** Whisper is voiced by Richard White, which gets a nod when Graham tries to guess his full name and remarks "You look like a [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]." As a character Whisper is essentially a redeemable version of Gaston, being a nice guy who blusters and acts up to cover his own insecurities, and ends up becoming a loyal ally of Graham's after they make friends. He's still unbelievably full of himself, however.

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** Manny [[spoiler:AKA Manannan]] is played by [[Film/ThePrincessBride Wallace Shawn]], so naturally his character is a short man who values brains over brawn and turns out to be incredibly conceited. Graham's battle with him in Chapter 1 involves is a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo.battle of wits involving a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo, with Manny sometimes remarking that he's getting a feeling DejaVu from all this. If you get caught in his secret hideout in Chapter 3, Old Graham will say "[[BorrowedCatchPhrase Inconceivable!]]" during his HaveANiceDeath message.
** Whisper is voiced by Richard White, which gets a nod when Graham tries to guess his full name and remarks "You look like a [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]." As a character Whisper is essentially a redeemable version of Gaston, being a nice guy who blusters and acts up tough to cover up his own insecurities, insecurities but is a good person deep down, and ends up becoming a loyal ally of Graham's after they make friends. He's still unbelievably full of himself, however.
20th Oct '17 10:09:54 PM LinTaylor
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest2015'' has a few nods to Creator/ChristopherLloyd (Old Graham)'s [[Film/BackToTheFuture most famous role]]: In Chapter 1 he mentions "Regulation One-Point-Twenty-One", and Chapter 3 has a scene homaging the SurpriseVehicle moment from ''Back to the Future II'', with a magical stone in place of the [=DeLorean=].
** Manny [[spoiler:AKA Manannan]] is played by [[Film/ThePrincessBride Wallace Shawn]], so naturally Graham's battle with him in Chapter 1 involves a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo. If you get caught in his secret hideout in Chapter 3, Old Graham will say "[[BorrowedCatchPhrase Inconceivable!]]" during his HaveANiceDeath message.
** Whisper is voiced by Richard White, which gets a nod when Graham tries to guess his full name and remarks "You look like a [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]." As a character Whisper is essentially a redeemable version of Gaston, being a nice guy who blusters and acts up to cover his own insecurities, and ends up becoming a loyal ally of Graham's after they make friends. He's still unbelievably full of himself, however.
15th Oct '17 12:46:07 PM AnotherDuck
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* One unfortunate ActorAllusion is possible in the game ''All-Pro Football 2K8.'' It is possible to assign O.J. Simpson to a team called "The Assassins," where the game randomly has him do a throat-slash taunt and a large stadium robot make stabbing motions when he scores a touchdown. Oops.
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