History ShoutOut / DiabloIII

8th Oct '17 10:10:29 AM nombretomado
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** The "I am the one who knocks" achievement is a ''BreakingBad'' shoutout.

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** The "I am the one who knocks" achievement is a ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' shoutout.
29th Sep '17 8:48:33 PM Doug86
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* Abd al-Hazir sounds suspiciously like [[CthulhuMythos Abdul Alhazred]], doesn't it? In particular, they have ShownTheirWork, "Abdul Alhazred" is [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign bad Arabic]] and a common "correct" form of the name is Abd Al-Azrad.

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* Abd al-Hazir sounds suspiciously like [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Abdul Alhazred]], doesn't it? In particular, they have ShownTheirWork, "Abdul Alhazred" is [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign bad Arabic]] and a common "correct" form of the name is Abd Al-Azrad.
12th Aug '17 5:40:59 PM Kinitawowi
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* Covetous Shen strongly resembles ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''[='=]s David Lo Pan in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself. Moreover, you initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]]. You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.

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* Covetous Shen strongly resembles ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''[='=]s David Lo Pan in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself. Moreover, you initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Talking Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]]. You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42. And for FunWithAcronyms value, the first letter of each page? Spells out DHARMA.


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** With a reference to the film's Six Demon Bag, no less.
---> ''"Infused with the powers of wind, lightning, all that kind of thing! Then again... a couple of extra demons never hurt."''
** The shoulder piece from that set, the Mantle Of The Upside Down Sinners, recalls the Hell Of Upside Down Sinners from the same film.
7th Jul '17 10:40:40 AM DreadnoughtDT
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7th Jul '17 10:38:51 AM DreadnoughtDT
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* One of the new areas is heavily themed around bestial enemies (including werewolves and crow-themed creatures) and a cult that uses blood as their medium, along with one of the bosses literally being named [[VideoGame/Bloodborne The Blood-Borne]]? Definitely a giant reference to the game of the same name.
18th Jun '17 4:27:41 PM NightShade96
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* There is an event in Act 1 that is titled [[DefenseOfTheAncients The Last Stand of the Ancients]].

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* There is an event in Act 1 that is titled [[DefenseOfTheAncients "[[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients The Last Stand of the Ancients]].Ancients]]".
4th Apr '17 4:40:54 PM Doug86
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* One mini boss in the ''Reaper of Souls'' expansion is named [[ASongOfIceAndFire Clawgane the Mountain.]]
* The flavor text for the sword Exarian is a clear allusion for a well known [[KingArthur king]] and his sword.

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* One mini boss in the ''Reaper of Souls'' expansion is named [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Clawgane the Mountain.]]
* The flavor text for the sword Exarian is a clear allusion for a well known [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur king]] and his sword.
3rd Mar '17 7:14:28 PM Xtifr
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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up AncientRome's First Triumvirate.

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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up AncientRome's First Triumvirate.
14th Nov '16 5:46:30 PM Polaris
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** ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is the source of "Her?", the title of the achievement for defeating Adria in Act V.

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** ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is the source of "Her?", the title of the achievement for defeating Adria in Act V.V, as well as the "I Just Blue Myself" achievement (for using equipment all dyed the same color blue).


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** The "I am the one who knocks" achievement is a ''BreakingBad'' shoutout.
25th Aug '16 11:48:59 AM mlsmithca
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* A legendary bow's name is "Etrayu". Now, exchange the letters "a" and "e": you get "Atreyu", one of the heroes of the ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', whose weapon of choice was a bow. If you had any doubts about it, the item's description leaves no ambiguity:

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* A legendary bow's name is "Etrayu". Now, exchange the letters "a" and "e": you get "Atreyu", one of the heroes of the ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', whose weapon of choice was a bow. If you had any doubts about it, the item's description leaves no ambiguity:



* As usual, the achievement list yields a whole bunch of references. A crowning example of which is for purchasing all the stash upgrades: [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} "Space, I love space!"]]

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* As usual, the achievement list yields a whole bunch of references. A crowning example of which is references.
** The achievement
for purchasing all the stash upgrades: [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} "Space, I love space!"]]



** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Shut Up and Take My Money!]]
** [[Music/IronMaiden No More Lies]].
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]
* The Treasure Goblins - Pesky diminutive midgets with sacks of loot which you literally beat said loot out of -- are doubtlessly inspired by [[GoldenAxe a famous hack-and-slash fantasy brawler]].

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** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' gets referenced in the achievement for buying one of each type of item from vendors: Shut Up and Take My Money!]]
Money!
** [[Music/IronMaiden No Music/IronMaiden's "No More Lies]].
Lies" lends its title to the achievement for defeating Belial in Hardcore mode.
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]
''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is the source of "Her?", the title of the achievement for defeating Adria in Act V.
** Music/{{Queen}} get a two-part shout out in the achievements for defeating one of each type of Champion enemy in Acts I through IV and in Act V in Hardcore Mode: "We Are the Champions" and "No Time for Losers".
* The Treasure Goblins - Pesky diminutive midgets with sacks of loot which you literally beat said loot out of -- are doubtlessly inspired by [[GoldenAxe [[VideoGame/GoldenAxe a famous hack-and-slash fantasy brawler]].



* The Witch Doctor has a skill called [[StarCraft FireBats.]]
** And another called [[ArrestedDevelopment Lob Blob Bomb.]]

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* The Witch Doctor has a skill called [[StarCraft FireBats.]]
** And another
[=FireBats=], a reference to ''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Another skill is called [[ArrestedDevelopment Lob Blob Bomb.]]Bomb, a homage to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.



* There is a legendary spear called [[ThreeHundred The 300th Spear]].
** There was a shield to go with it called the Phalanx Lock, but it seems to have been removed.

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* There is a legendary spear called [[ThreeHundred [[Film/ThreeHundred The 300th Spear]].
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Spear]]. There was a shield to go with it called the Phalanx Lock, but it seems to have been removed.



* The [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Brothers]] at the Drowned Temple and the "Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck!" achievement.

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* The [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Brothers]] Brothers at the Drowned Temple - Karel, Larel, and Moek - are named in tribute to Film/TheThreeStooges. As if that weren't enough, the achievement for defeating all three of them at once is called "Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck!" achievement.Nyuck!"



* Covetous Shen strongly resembles [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina David Lo Pan]] in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself.
** You initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]].
** You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.

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* Covetous Shen strongly resembles [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''[='=]s David Lo Pan]] Pan in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself.
** You
himself. Moreover, you initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]].
**
Rock]]. You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.



* Possibly a coincidence or an obvious play on words, but there's an achievement called [[Series/GameOfThrones Imp Slapped]].
** Also a reference to the game ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', where you could slap your Imp workers.

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* Possibly a coincidence or an obvious play on words, but there's an achievement called [[Series/GameOfThrones Imp Slapped]].
**
Slapped]]. Also a reference to the game ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', where you could slap your Imp workers.



* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's First Triumvirate.

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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's AncientRome's First Triumvirate.
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