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17th Jan '17 2:04:19 PM JesseMB27
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* VideoGame/SuperFighter: This is a Taiwanese made VideoGame/StreetFighterII [[TheMockbuster knockoff]] that very blatantly lifted from Creator/{{Capcom}}'s Intellectual Property. However, some of the Super Fighter cast have some similarities to characters that would be introduced in later iterations and sequels of Street Fighter Games.
** Red Man, the resident Blanka (and maybe T. Hawk) ersatz[[note]](He has most of the moveset of the former and his savage nature (minus [[NobleSavage the noble aspects]]) and the latter's Native American ethnicity.)[[/note]] is someone who has delusions of being a divine being (even claiming to be the reincarnation of {{Satan}}) and killed his former master in the past once he believed himself to have surpassed him. The next year (1994), ''Super VideoGame/{{Street Fighter II}}: Turbo'' would introduce the fighter Gouki who believes himself "superior to all men" because of his mastery of the Satsui no Hadou (and also murdered his master, Goutetsu, as a demonstration of his power), goes by the alias "Akuma" (translating from Japanese into English as "Demon"), and due to being HadesShaded is a literal red man.
** Bullet is a blonde athlete (a boxer more specifically) from Brooklyn. Several years later, ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' would introduce another blonde athlete (though a wrestler in this case) who has some BrooklynRage in the person of Alex. In addition Onimaru has some degree of similarity with Necro in that they are people who have been modified by technological/bio-genetic engineering means (though involuntarily in the latter's case) and [[RubberMan can stretch their limbs further than any normal person could]].
** Let's see: An obnoxious obese fighter who has a braided pony tail, are we talking about this game's Joker [[note]](who is already an ersatz of E. Honda, though if he was evil rather just being an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Sumo Guy]])[[/note]] or Rufus from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''?
14th Jan '17 6:33:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat'', a {{Pastiche}} of LucasArts point-and-click {{Adventure Game}}s, Dan idolises Franchise/IndianaJones, and Ben idolises Marty [=McFly=], of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' (both of whom are Lucas-related characters). Creator/TelltaleGames, a company formed from what Yahtzee called [=LucasArts=]'s 'cleverness division', made a ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' PointAndClickGame, making the reference be to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' and the ''Back to the Future'' game, instead, which makes a lot more sense as most of the other {{Shout Out}}s in the game are to Point And Clicks.

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* In ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat'', a {{Pastiche}} of LucasArts Creator/LucasArts point-and-click {{Adventure Game}}s, Dan idolises Franchise/IndianaJones, and Ben idolises Marty [=McFly=], of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' (both of whom are Lucas-related characters). Creator/TelltaleGames, a company formed from what Yahtzee called [=LucasArts=]'s 'cleverness division', made a ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' PointAndClickGame, making the reference be to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' and the ''Back to the Future'' game, instead, which makes a lot more sense as most of the other {{Shout Out}}s in the game are to Point And Clicks.
9th Jan '17 8:52:40 PM rjd1922
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* Pictured at the top of this page is a 2007 piece by a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan artist whipped up to parody Apple [=iPod=] ads, in reference to Sakuya's memetic ACupAngst. [[http://www.apple.com/ipad/ Two and a half years later...]]

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* Pictured at the top of this page is [[https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/184164 a 2007 piece piece]] by a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan artist whipped up to parody Apple [=iPod=] ads, in reference to Sakuya's memetic ACupAngst. [[http://www.apple.com/ipad/ Two and a half years later...]]
7th Jan '17 5:22:55 PM rjd1922
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** One added to the American version - as Americans wouldn't find strawberry tofu a product of a CordonBleughChef like the Japanese would, the item was instead translated as "Trout Yogurt." Years later, [[Series/IronChef another Japanese import]] would demonstrate just how terrible of an idea that would be.

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** One added to the American version - as Americans wouldn't find strawberry tofu a product of a CordonBleughChef like the Japanese would, the item was instead translated as "Trout Yogurt." Years later, [[Series/IronChef another Japanese import]] would demonstrate just how terrible of an idea that would be. What's more, Creator/ShigesatoItoi was a panelist on ''Iron Chef'' four times, after ''[=EarthBound=]'' was released.



** The "chateau" in ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' was actually a church, renamed to avoid a religious reference that would get the game blocked. The player's guide for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', on the other hand, depicts an ''actual'' chateau on the bottom of [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/#/16 page 14]].

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** The "chateau" in ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' was actually a church, renamed to avoid a religious reference that would get the game blocked. The player's guide for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', on the other hand, depicts an ''actual'' chateau on the bottom of [[http://earthbound.nintendo.com/playersguide/#/16 page 14]].
14th Dec '16 10:30:38 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** The ''Legion'' expansion was released on August 30th. 8/30 corresponds with Luke 8:30, which is where Jesus casts out a demon that calls itself Legion.

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** The ''Legion'' expansion was released on August 30th. 8/30 corresponds with Luke 8:30, 8:30 in the Bible, which is where Jesus casts out a demon that calls itself Legion.Legion. It's unknown if this was intentional, but it's a funny coincidence nonetheless.
14th Dec '16 10:18:09 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** The ''Legion'' expansion was released on August 30th. 8/30 corresponds with Luke 8:30, which is where Jesus casts out a demon that calls itself Legion.
11th Dec '16 4:06:35 PM Kadorhal
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** ''Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser'' is an animated short from ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}: Subsistence'' centers around Raiden trying to regain the role of protagonist for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' after losing it to Solid Snake [[HostileShowTakeover by going back in time to kill Big Boss in order to prevent Snake from existing.]] At the end, he fails miserably and Rose tries to console him by saying, "there's going to be a ''5'', right?" Eventually, Raiden got to star in another Metal Gear, not in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain MGS5]]'', but in his own spinoff game: ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. And then ''Ground Zeroes'', the first part of ''V'', added an unlockable bonus mission, "Jamais Vu", that allows you to play as Raiden )though since it's a [[AlternateUniverse non-canon scenario]], it's not quite the same as ''starring'' in the game).
** [[spoiler: Senator Armstrong's ]] MotiveRant has suddenly become quite funny due to Donald Trump's slogan for the election.
-->''BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive - free to live as they see fit, they'll'' '''[[DonaldTrump make America great again!]]'''

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** ''Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser'' is an animated short from ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}: Subsistence'' centers around Raiden trying to regain the role of protagonist for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' after losing it to Solid Snake [[HostileShowTakeover by going back in time to kill Big Boss in order to prevent Snake from existing.]] At the end, he fails miserably and Rose tries to console him by saying, "there's going to be a ''5'', right?" Eventually, Raiden got to star in another Metal Gear, not in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain MGS5]]'', but in his own spinoff game: ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. And then ''Ground Zeroes'', the first part of ''V'', added an unlockable bonus mission, "Jamais Vu", that allows you to play as Raiden )though (though since it's a [[AlternateUniverse non-canon scenario]], it's not quite the same as ''starring'' in the game).
** [[spoiler: Senator Armstrong's ]] [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's]] MotiveRant from ''Revengeance'' has suddenly become quite funny due to Donald Trump's Creator/DonaldTrump's slogan for the 2016 American election.
-->''BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive - free to live as they see fit, they'll'' '''[[DonaldTrump '''[[MemeticMutation make America great again!]]'''
11th Dec '16 3:55:20 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/AirforceDelta'' includes a mission where the player has to chase down [[ColonyDrop a falling satellite and redirect it before it can crash into a populated city]]. For a game that was [[FollowTheLeader a very blatant rip-off]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'', this was a surprising amount of originality. Where it gets funny is that ''Ace Combat'' decided to rip that one off themselves for the final mission of ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 5|TheUnsungWar}}''.

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** ''VideoGame/AirforceDelta'' includes a mission where the player has to chase down [[ColonyDrop a falling satellite and satellite, shooting off its solar panels to redirect it before it can [[ColonyDrop crash into a populated city]]. For a game that was [[FollowTheLeader a very blatant rip-off]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'', this was a surprising amount of originality. Where it gets funny is that ''Ace Combat'' decided to rip that one off themselves for the final mission of ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 5|TheUnsungWar}}''.



* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'', the VillainProtagonist Arthas runs into a bunch of dwarves who are pissed off about him killing their prince previously. Having thought the bunch of them are dead, he asks "[[WhyWontYouDie Doesn't anyone stay dead anymore]]?", kills the lot of them and moves onward. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[StayingAlive not only are the angry dwarves brought back from the dead but so is the prince whose death made them angry in the first place]], making Arthas' line seem prophetic.
** It goes back even further than that: In ''Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos'', when Arthas first meets Tichondrius, he says "What trickery is this? Mal'Ganis! I don't know how you survived, but I'll...", and then in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' we learn that Mal'Ganis ''has indeed survived''. [[StayingAlive And managed to survive that encounter with the player to boot.]]
** The Alliance head of the church is Archbishop Benedictus, he was there since ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' started (which means before the pope election), and it just happen that pope Benedictus XVI has a similar name.

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* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Throne'', the VillainProtagonist Arthas runs into a bunch of dwarves who are pissed off about him killing their prince previously. Having thought the bunch of them are dead, he asks "[[WhyWontYouDie Doesn't anyone stay dead anymore]]?", kills the lot of them and moves onward. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[StayingAlive not only are the angry dwarves brought back from the dead but so is the prince whose death made them angry in the first place]], making Arthas' line seem prophetic.
** It goes back even further than that: In ''Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos'', when Arthas first meets Tichondrius, he says "What trickery is this? Mal'Ganis! I don't know how you survived, but I'll...", and then in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' ''World of Warcraft'' we learn that Mal'Ganis ''has indeed survived''. [[StayingAlive And managed to survive that encounter with the player to boot.]]
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** The Alliance head of the church is Archbishop Benedictus, he was there since ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' ''World of Warcraft'' started (which means before the pope election), and it just happen that pope Benedictus XVI has a similar name.



** The best ''Warcraft'' example goes all the way back to the original game, Orcs & Humans, with its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcn70R_UEZs intro narration]] saying "Welcome to the VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft." Foreshadowing at its finest!
** By now, LeeroyJenkins have become a popular meme originating from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. In ''Warcraft III'''s Orc Campaign's 3rd Chapter, there is a scenario of Grom Hellscream charging blindly into enemy human camps, disobeying Thrall's order. Now the campaign becomes hilarious, because you can easily imagine that Grom is being Leeroy, screaming his name off ("GROOOOMM!! HEEELLSCREEEAAAMM!!") while taking minimum forces to attack human camps and get obliterated all the time until you bring a bigger army... This is way before ''World Of Warcraft'' where Leeroy originated came to existence.

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** The best ''Warcraft'' example goes all the way back to the original game, Orcs ''Orcs & Humans, Humans'', with its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcn70R_UEZs intro narration]] saying "Welcome to the VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.world of Warcraft." Foreshadowing at its finest!
** By now, LeeroyJenkins have become a popular meme originating from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.''World of Warcraft''. In ''Warcraft III'''s Orc Campaign's 3rd Chapter, there is a scenario of Grom Hellscream charging blindly into enemy human camps, disobeying Thrall's order. Now the campaign becomes hilarious, because you can easily imagine that Grom is being Leeroy, screaming his name off ("GROOOOMM!! HEEELLSCREEEAAAMM!!") while taking minimum forces to attack human camps and get obliterated all the time until you bring a bigger army... This is way before ''World Of of Warcraft'' where Leeroy originated came to existence.
26th Nov '16 2:17:54 AM sotnosen95
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** Sometime before Sun and Moon's release, this post about bee flies circled around Tumblr. Notably, one user upon hearing about the species being parasitic immediately claimed it to be a Fairy-type. Another begged for Nintendo to make it a new Pokemon. On the same day Togedemaru was released, [[https://twitter.com/PokeTrends/status/748561043073339392 Game Freak indeed made it a new Pokemon]].

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** Sometime before Sun ''Sun and Moon's Moon'''s release, this post about bee flies circled around Tumblr. Notably, one user upon hearing about the species being parasitic immediately claimed it to be a Fairy-type. Another begged for Nintendo to make it a new Pokemon. On the same day Togedemaru was released, [[https://twitter.com/PokeTrends/status/748561043073339392 Game Freak indeed made it a new Pokemon]].
25th Nov '16 10:41:08 PM dreamanents
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** Sometime before Sun and Moon's release, this post about bee flies circled around Tumblr. Notably, one user upon hearing about the species being parasitic immediately claimed it to be a Fairy-type. Another begged for Nintendo to make it a new Pokemon. On the same day Togedemaru was released, [[https://twitter.com/PokeTrends/status/748561043073339392 Game Freak indeed made it a new Pokemon]].
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