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22nd Sep '17 10:06:41 AM rjd1922
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** Even the very title character of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is a case of this: [[WordOfGod Word Of Miyamoto]] states that she was indeed named after Mrs. Creator/FScottFitzgerald.
** Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy from ''Literature/LittleWomen'' all show up in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' as ghosts you kill.

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** Even the very title character of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is a case of this: [[WordOfGod Word Of of]] [[Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto Miyamoto]] states that she was indeed named after Mrs. Creator/FScottFitzgerald.
** Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy from ''Literature/LittleWomen'' all show up in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' as ghosts you kill.defeat.
22nd Sep '17 10:05:08 AM rjd1922
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** One was actually removed in the English version, probably due to trademark issues; the Magic Hammer in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' was called... the Music/MCHammer

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** One was actually removed in the English version, probably due to trademark issues; the Magic Hammer in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' was called... the Music/MCHammer[[Music/MCHammer M,C Hammer]].
22nd Sep '17 10:03:28 AM rjd1922
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' contains numerous references to the band Nirvana, of which the author is a fan, [[WordSaladTitle possibly including the title]] which was the title of one of their albums.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' contains numerous references to the band Nirvana, Music/{{Nirvana}}, of which the author is a fan, [[WordSaladTitle possibly including the title]] which was the title of one of their albums.



* The creators of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' seem to be fans of Music/{{Nirvana}}, since Chapter 4 of [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the first game]] was titled "All All Apologies",[[note]]All•Star•Apologies in the English localization[[/note]] and [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the sequel]] had Princess Sonia Music/{{Nevermind}} from the Kingdom of Novoselic who used to attend a high school called Music/InUtero.

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* The creators of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' seem to be fans of Music/{{Nirvana}}, since Chapter 4 of [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the first game]] was is titled "All All Apologies",[[note]]All•Star•Apologies in the English localization[[/note]] and [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the sequel]] had has Princess Sonia Music/{{Nevermind}} from the Kingdom of Novoselic who used to attend a high school called Music/InUtero.
22nd Sep '17 10:01:10 AM rjd1922
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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games include multiple references to ''Series/PerryMason'' and ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' in Japanese, including the "MASON System" in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
19th Sep '17 12:09:09 AM Doug86
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** The very first game had numerous creatures, spells, and even a major character (Bahamut) lifted directly from DungeonsAndDragons. A few were name-changed, such as Kary on the NES who received her real, D&D name of Marilith in later releases, and Wizard and Sorcerer on the NES, who are clearly Mind Flayers. Others, such Lich and Nightmare, keep their D&D origin. Finally, some that D&D took from mythology appear closer to the D&D form than to myth, such as Kraken and Tiamat.
** Bahamut is a recurring character in ''Final Fantasy'', and his visual reference almost always evokes his DungeonsAndDragons origin, though he doesn't always take on Bahamut's significance. Exhibits: Bahamut in the [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut Final Fantasy Series]] and Bahamut from [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut one of many Dungeons And Dragons settings]].

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** The very first game had numerous creatures, spells, and even a major character (Bahamut) lifted directly from DungeonsAndDragons.TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. A few were name-changed, such as Kary on the NES who received her real, D&D name of Marilith in later releases, and Wizard and Sorcerer on the NES, who are clearly Mind Flayers. Others, such Lich and Nightmare, keep their D&D origin. Finally, some that D&D took from mythology appear closer to the D&D form than to myth, such as Kraken and Tiamat.
** Bahamut is a recurring character in ''Final Fantasy'', and his visual reference almost always evokes his DungeonsAndDragons TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons origin, though he doesn't always take on Bahamut's significance. Exhibits: Bahamut in the [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut Final Fantasy Series]] and Bahamut from [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut one of many Dungeons And Dragons settings]].
18th Sep '17 3:42:28 AM Doug86
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** Kotomi is quite fond if this. Her often repeated "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." is a quote from [[http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/young2/young21.html The Dandelion Girl]]. Also, for her MagicalGirl incantation, Kotomi uses an invocation from the De Vermis Mysteriis, a grimoire found in Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos.

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** Kotomi is quite fond if this. Her often repeated "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." is a quote from [[http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/young2/young21.html The Dandelion Girl]]. Also, for her MagicalGirl incantation, Kotomi uses an invocation from the De Vermis Mysteriis, a grimoire found in Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
15th Sep '17 11:19:12 PM Pinokio
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* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'': In chapter 6, Yota watches a movie starring Michael Kington, about a superhero wearing a dark cape and cowl. "Who—Who are you!?" "I'm Bat Man!" Bat Man beats up the thug before holding up his primary weapon, a super alloy bat. The emblem on his uniform shows two crossed bats. Though wearing a dark cape and cowl, the ears on his cowl are not meant to resemble a bat's ears, but rather, baseball bats! Because he's Bat Man! AHAHAHAHA!

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* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'': In chapter 6, ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'' Chapter 5: "The Day of Yota's First Date," Yota watches a movie starring Michael Kington, about a superhero wearing a dark cape and cowl. "Who—Who are you!?" "I'm Bat Man!" Bat Man beats up the thug before holding up his primary weapon, a super alloy bat. The emblem on his uniform shows two crossed bats. Though wearing a dark cape and cowl, the ears on his cowl are not meant to resemble a bat's ears, but rather, baseball bats! Because he's Bat Man! AHAHAHAHA!
5th Aug '17 4:51:03 PM Pinokio
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* The NES game ''VideoGame/MonsterParty'' would have been released in Japan as ''Parody World: Monster Party'', with parodies of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''. These references were removed in the US release.
29th Jul '17 6:47:09 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The Mad Butcher enemy from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' looks an awful lot like Leatherface from ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''. He even has the chainsaw, despite the game taking place in the 19th century.
** Another good example from the same game is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil Jersey Devil]] that shows up in the Agila Swamp.

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* The Mad Butcher enemy from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' looks an awful lot like Leatherface from ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''. He even has the chainsaw, despite the game taking place in the 19th century.
** Another good example from the same game is
century. There's also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil Jersey Devil]] that shows up in the Agila Swamp.



*** When Celes is introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', if Locke is still wearing the stolen Imperial soldier uniform when he releases her, she'll remark "Aren't you a little short for a soldier?" and then he switches back to his regular clothes when he realizes he's still in disguise.

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*** ** When Celes is introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', if Locke is still wearing the stolen Imperial soldier uniform when he releases her, she'll remark "Aren't you a little short for a soldier?" and then he switches back to his regular clothes when he realizes he's still in disguise.



*** Bahamut is a recurring character in FinalFantasy, and his visual reference almost always evokes his DungeonsAndDragons origin, though he doesn't always take on Bahamut's significance. Exhibits: Bahamut in the [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut Final Fantasy Series]] and Bahamut from [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut one of many Dungeons And Dragons settings]].

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*** ** Bahamut is a recurring character in FinalFantasy, ''Final Fantasy'', and his visual reference almost always evokes his DungeonsAndDragons origin, though he doesn't always take on Bahamut's significance. Exhibits: Bahamut in the [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut Final Fantasy Series]] and Bahamut from [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut one of many Dungeons And Dragons settings]].



** We all know of Princess Zelda but who is her counterpart in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''? Princess Hilda. ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was raised by her aunts Zelda and Hilda.
29th Jul '17 3:53:30 PM TheDocCC
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** The very first game had numerous creatures, spells, and even a major character (Bahamut) lifted directly from DungeonsAndDragons. A few were name-changed, such as Kary on the NES who received her real, D&D name of Marilith in later releases, and Wizard and Sorcerer on the NES, who are clearly Mind Flayers. Others, such Lich and Nightmare, keep their D&D origin. Finally, some that D&D took from mythology appear closer to the D&D form than to myth, such as Kraken and Tiamat.
*** Bahamut is a recurring character in FinalFantasy, and his visual reference almost always evokes his DungeonsAndDragons origin, though he doesn't always take on Bahamut's significance. Exhibits: Bahamut in the [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut Final Fantasy Series]] and Bahamut from [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut one of many Dungeons And Dragons settings]].
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