History VideoGame / AdventureQuest

3rd Mar '17 12:14:03 PM Xtifr
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30th Jan '17 2:42:09 PM Quanyails
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* BossInMookClothing: The Dracovamplantess enemy from the 2014 April Fools quest, for some reason, has a ridiculously strong poison attack and would love to use it on the player. Many players complained about having to struggle to defeat two of them in a row without healing, while the actual 'boss' of the quest was easy enough with its 200% resistances and the weapon the quest gave the player that did extra damage to him.

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The Dracovamplantess enemy from the 2014 April Fools quest, for some reason, has a ridiculously strong poison attack and would love to use it on the player. Many players complained about having to struggle to defeat two of them in a row without healing, while the actual 'boss' of the quest was easy enough with its 200% resistances and the weapon the quest gave the player that did extra damage to him.him.
** The [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=20936818 TerrorZard]] looks like a standard Zard mook, and it has the power level of a mook. What makes it a [[BonusBoss Void encounter]] and not a standard enemy is the fact that it can't take damage from any element, thus requiring players to resort to NonElemental sources of damage to defeat it.



* CapsLock: The mysterious being known ENTROPY always has its name written with all capital letters.



** The "Thursday the 12th War" allowed the player to play as Artix, who is ''very'' PurposefullyOverpowered for story purposes. The developers were not prepared for players completing the war so quickly, allowing players to continue battling as Artix by finishing the war instead of exiting it normally. Some players used him to take out even "Undefeatables" with ease.



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Lampshaded, like anything else, in the Osiris set Mastercraft set. The player character points out that no one really fears Ammon's plans to conquer the world.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Lampshaded, like anything else, in the Osiris set Set Mastercraft set. The player character points out that no one really fears Ammon's plans to conquer the world.world.
* GenieInABottle: The Lucky Lamp weapon can be used by [[IImprobableWeaponUser whacking the opponent with it]], or by letting the genie inside of it loose to attack the opponent.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The developers weren't even trying to be subtle when one of the misc. items from the Dessert Set quest is a ''Codpiece''. It's literally [[VisualPun a cod's head]].


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** The Celtic Set uses the Four Treasures of Ireland as its items: the Claiomh Solais for the melee sword, Spear of Lugh as the ranged spear, Lia Fa'il as the magic staff, and the Coire Dagdae as the misc. item. Inis Fa'il acts as the name of the shield.
** The Imperial Regalia act as bonus, high-level items for the Fujin Set quest. The Kusanagi Sword is a sword that never misses, the Yaya Mirror is a shield that inflicts damage if it blocks a hit, and the Yasakani Jewel is a miscellaneous item that boosts wind defense, increases healing, and improves Dexterity and Charisma.
** The Asgardian Set mixes Myth/NorseMythology its representation in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Mjollnir is an Energy-element hammer, and Megingjord is an armor which boosts damage by activating its Power Belt.
29th Jan '17 3:07:18 PM Quanyails
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* CallASmeerpARabbit: "Sunrays" and "Moonrays" originally looked close to manta rays, with a head and two pectoral fins. [[http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/AQPedia/media/Pets-Guests/Soluna.jpg.html Their updated art]] makes them look like... uh, a metal fence bent into a circle with a helmet at one end?



** The Sympathetic Shadow Sprite appears to be this--indeed, it does heal the player character at first. However, if the player character brings its health under 50%, it turns into a tentacled creature and attacks back. Unfortunately, because RPGsEqualCombat, the player must attack the Sympathetic Shadow Sprite to continue whichever Ultimon's Fortress quest he/she was on.

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** The Sympathetic Shadow Sprite appears to be this--indeed, it does heal the player character at first. However, if the player character brings its health under 50%, it turns into a tentacled creature and attacks back. Unfortunately, because RPGsEqualCombat, the player must attack the Sympathetic Shadow Sprite (and get it to lash back) to continue whichever Ultimon's Fortress quest he/she was on.



* FeedItWithFire: If a monster has a negative damage modifier toward an element, it means it gets ''healed'' instead of damaged if it is attacked by that element. Sunrays and Moonrays, however, have the "Light/Dark Elemental" attribute. Any damage of the same type gets converted into extra mana, which is used to heal the ray. But... letting mana overfill causes the ray to explode. This is the better of the two ways to win the battle, since defeating a Sunray/Moonray this way grants the player a temporary spell.



* GeminiDestructionLaw: The Gemini brothers ironically invert the trope. Both have to be defeated within three turns of the other. Otherwise, the living brother will revive the other to full health.



* HybridOverkillAvoidance: Averted. You have your average [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. Then, you have your werepyre (a combination of the two). Then, you have your Dracopyre, [[HybridMonster a werepyre with dragon blood mix]]. Donovan tries to add more creatures in the mix in the 2013 April Fools quest, ending up with some Dracopyre Moglins, plants, robots, and, uh, whatever [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=21278780 'Evolved' Nightreign]] is.

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Averted. You have your average [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. Then, you have your werepyre (a combination of the two). Then, you have your Dracopyre, [[HybridMonster a werepyre with dragon blood mix]]. mix]].
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Donovan tries to add more creatures in the mix in the 2013 April Fools quest, ending up with some Dracopyre Moglins, plants, robots, and, uh, whatever [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=21278780 'Evolved' Nightreign]] is.


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* ShapeshifterMashup: In a poorly-guided attempt to gain more power, Donovan drank the blood of many creatures on Lore, in hopes of getting the best of their powers. What resulted was 'Evolved' Nightreign, [[MixAndMatchCritters an amalgamation of many different monsters]] without a human to control them.


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* UnusualEuphemism: "Zard spit" is often used in place of a curse word in quests.
6th Jan '17 10:00:50 PM Idek618
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* {{BFS}}: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HOLIDAY. COLOSSUS.]] It's huge sword that covers most of the player. On the character page, it covers up some information.

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* {{BFS}}: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HOLIDAY. COLOSSUS.]] It's a huge sword that covers most of the player. On the character page, it covers up some information.
22nd Dec '16 5:28:31 AM Gosicrystal
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* ShoutOut: Loads, ranging in scale from a couple of random lines from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' to an entire quest devoted to an AffectionateParody of ''Series/MythBusters''. Artix Entertainment's forums [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=8880681 have]] [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=20151539 several]] [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=21640752 threads]] dedicated to recording these references.
** One of the first [=NPCs=] in the game, the Frogzard Hunter, is a parody of [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]], down to the speech pattern.
** There is a locked door upstairs in Yulgar's inn that is marked with the number 42. Upon interacting with the door, a message pops up that alternates between "Beware of the [=LeopardZard=]" and "This room contains the answers to the Universe. The door is locked, bolted, and duct taped shut." All of this references lines from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
** Any item or monster description with the format "It won't ____, but it'll instead ____," is guaranteed to have the former part of the sentence be an external reference.
*** The Ruby Golem says that its rubies are unrelated to a [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire mythical monstrosity that could raise continents]], but they are still precious.
*** The Emerald Golem says its emeralds weren't guarded by [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire some dragon that lives in the clouds]], but they're still extremely valuable.
*** The description for a Gargoyle says that it won't be found [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} on a clock tower in New York]].
*** [=BioHaZard=]'s description says that the player isn't [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} Lone Wanderer]] but has to deal with radiation nonetheless.
*** A Mystic Iron Golem is a spirit trapped in a suit of iron armor. The description points out that it doesn't have [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist a brother with a metal arm and leg]].
*** The Irt (Eye) of Osiris says that it has millennium-old power, but the player character doesn't have to replace his/her own eye. This is in reference to the Millennium Eye of ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
** Many titles reference some other work:
*** The Chronomancer armor comes with the "Time Lord" title, and its description says that "You're the master of wibbly-wibbly [sic], timey-wimey stuff!", in reference to ''Franchise/DoctorWho''.
*** The White Knight title's description claims that the player character will leave more than "but a scratch" on the opponent, in reference to the Black Knight of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
*** The Tinkerer's title has the description, "Show off that you're one of the 23 weapons and gadgets not fit for this world!", directly quoting ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.
*** The Cyber Assassin's title has the description "Nothing is true, everything is stunnable", parodying eponymous creed of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
*** The title for the Sacred Chicken pet is "High Cleric of the Chicken". Its description is "Arise, chicken, arise!", which has its origins from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ9dtZ8lYww here]] (and popularized by ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'').
*** The pet for the Griffin shop refers to the Griffin family of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', especially with an "annoying talking dog" (Brian) and "baby [that] is some kind of mad genius" (Stewie).
*** The title for Cysero's Teleport Booth is "Operator, Operator", in reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operator,_Operator the song of the same name]].
*** Airenal's Lance comes with the title "Essence of the Wind", which calls Airenal a big bird (but doesn't allow the Chosen to call [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo or the Cookie Monster]]).
*** The description for the Cryomancer Staff's title says, "You can turn your foes into whining [[Music/VanillaIce ice, ice babies]]!"
*** The description for the Gambler's Blade title is "Take a Chance on Me", with the description "That's all I ask of you, honey", in reference to the Music/{{ABBA}} song of the same name.
*** The Amazonian Ruler weapon comes with the title "Wonder Person", and the description says "Invisible jet not included." This title references, Franchise/WonderWoman, an amazon with an invisible jet.
*** The title's description for the Akiroth's Hatred weapon claims that the player character can call on great balls of fire--goodness gracious! WaxingLyrical from Music/TheMisfits's "Great Balls of Fire".
*** The Paramount set of items has a title calling Artix Entertainment a studio, like Creator/{{Paramount}} studios.
*** The Champion of Airenal/Tera'Suul sets have the title that says, "[[ComicBook/SpiderMan With great power comes... an awesome title!]]"
*** The Greenguard set has a title that mentions that it may be hard being green, in the same lieu of ''Franchise/TheMuppets''[='=]s "It's Not Easy Being Green".
*** The Burning Passion set's title mentions that the only cure for burning passion is more cowbell--in reference to the memetic line from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
*** The Amethyst set's title and description references Music/{{Prince}}'s "Purple Rain"--or, rather, "Purple Reign".
*** The Elightus Set title is "Sunny Elight", not "Sunny Delight".
** When having Radagast as a guest, if the player runs out of SP to keep him fighting, he'll suddenly disappear while commenting about [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Jack]] [[JustForFun/CandleJack Candle.]]
** The Guardian Dragon is full of this.
*** [[Anime/DragonBall "Kame...... hame................. haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"]]
*** [[Anime/DragonBall "I'mma chargin' mah fire breath!"]]
*** [[Music/BloodHoundGang "We don't need no water let the <Monster name> burn! Burn <Monster name>, burn!"]]
*** [[Creator/PeterJackson "I could quit this job. My agent says Peter Jackson wants me to play]] [[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug."]]
*** [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Burninate!!!! (Do not sue us please...)"]]
** In "Absol-ution Part I", the spaceship to travel through Etherspace is named after ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', and the landmarks in space are named after ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** The Centerprise crew of "The Bizarre Flecks Saga - Part III: Star Blecch!" are all {{Exp|y}}ies of ''Series/StarTrek'' characters in name.
** The Ninja Flyrtle pets are, of course, {{Exp|y}}ies of ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
** Each of the samurat enemies references another work involving samurais: [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurat's description]], [[Anime/AfroSamurai Afro Samurat]], [[Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats Samurai Pizza Rat]], and Cauliflower Samurat. %% Cauliflower Samurat is a shout-out to something... but what?
** There is an entire series of enemies found in "Mogbusters! - Twig's Dilemma!" whose names are aquatic puns of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' winners.
** The Bun-Rangers are half parodies of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' with their elements of Fire, Earth, Fire, Water, and Snuggles and half of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' with their ability to summon a [[CombiningMecha MegaZard]]. The quest "Bun Rangers Nitro!" introduces a SixthRanger uses an ocarina to summon a [=DragonZard=], parodying Tommy, the Green Ranger. He uses it to fight Goldenrod, a lion-Hybee hybrid, an {{Expy}} of Goldar. In addition, the Green Bun Ranger tries using the KonamiCode when trying to figure out how to summon the [=DragonZard=].
** The Mighty Morphin' Golem Stranger pets named after the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' seasons.
** Cara Loft is a obvious play on [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]. The player meets her when searching through the Ruins of Rundlecrum.
** One of the cats from Thunder Mountain the player character can purchase is called a [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Znarf]].
** The final enemy the player character meets during the Martial Artist class quest chain is named [[BruceLeeClone Bruised Lee]], and the enemy looks awfully like the original.
** Alricon the [=UnDeadeye=]'s description says that he died from [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim an arrow to the knee]] before backtracking and saying 'head' instead.
** The final enemies of the "Transfarmers" quest are 'zard and dragon Franchise/{{Transformers}}.
** "Transmorphers: Beast Hostilities" has a standoff between four different FunnyAnimal creatures done in the narration style of ''Series/IronChef''/''Series/IronChefAmerica'', of all things.
** "Shadows Are Magic!" is essentially takes ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and shadow-ifies it, as [=ElBhe=] [[WaxingLyrical Waxes Lyrical]] about making a shadowcupcake out of shadowingredients to catch shadowponies.
** Lord Barrius revisits ''My Little Pony'' in the "Elements of D'awww!" quest, where [=ElBhe=] meets a shadowpony named Inky Sky who gives a detailed description of the history of shadowponies, which involve defeating Queen Fillymeana using the Elements of Daw. Inky Sky also mentions how the veil is always [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey fifty shades of black]], and finding an Element of Daw will have the game triumphantly proclaim "[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda DA DA DA DAAAAA!]]"
** In "Zorbak and Safiria's Challenge", the player is tasked to conquer four fortresses. It seems the quest was made just so Zorbak could claim AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs.
** The Goldyfish pet and Fishguts enemy is a small goldfish that TurnsRed, turning into a large, serpent-like creature stuck inside its glass bowl, not unlike Magikarp and Gyarados of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
** The prefix descriptor of the [=TwEbil=] line of guests go from 'Bad' to 'Troublesome' to 'Impish' to 'Wicked' to 'Naughty' to 'Rascally'... but the highest-level variant is [[UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel TwEbil KinEbil]].
** The Rosethorn Lance has prefixes that go from 'Wilting' to 'Field' to 'Wild' to 'Bluestar' to 'Prickly' to 'Hip' to 'Blood' and then [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl]]. The description for the Axl Rosethorn Lance also changes to incorporate the song and album titles "Sweet Child o' Mine", "Appetite for Destruction", "Welcome to the Jungle", and "Paradise City".
** The Void hosts some unusual enemies at times.
*** The Salek Sprayer (that is also found in "Fading Warlic!") is a photo of a salt shaker (somehow) holding a water gun. It yells "EXTINGUISH! EXTINGUISH!". The monster references ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s Daleks which are vaguely similar in shape and have a parodied catchphrase.
*** Queen Raychael the Sunray references Creator/RachaelRay's ''$40 a Day'' by claiming to be able to feed her sunray followers for 40 gold per day.
*** King Raymooned the Moonray references ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' by stating that "Everybody loves him and his wacky family."
** In the 2009 April Fools quest, Loco brainwashes Radagast and Khold, and the next time the player character sees them, they are in clown makeup. Radagast asks the player, [[Film/TheDarkKnight "Why so serious?"]]
** The Revengers are of course based on Marvel's ''Franchise/TheAvengers''. [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Invincible Hogg]] is a green, muscular boar in purple shorts that engages in HulkSpeak, [[ComicBook/IronMan Irony Man]] is a loudmouth in red-and-yellow armor, [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]] is a literal wolverine with a yellow-and-dark-blue coat, and [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Lieutenant Lore]] is Lore's CaptainGeographic. They fight Dr. Boom, an evil clone {{Technopath}}, [[Comicbook/{{Venom}} Varnak]], a villain with spider-themed powers, and [[Comicbook/RedSkull Lead Skull]], a robot with a very fitting moniker.
** The description for the Drill Lance is written in the style of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** A possible enemy in the Night of 100 Ninjas encounter is Kunoichi. If he spawns, he will heal his party and parody [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's]] "Believe in the me that believes in you" {{Catchphrase}}.
** The Amphibious Oyster enemy is gigantic and blue, and the description mentions [[Music/BlueOysterCult a cult that worships it]]. "They set cities on flame with rock and roll."
** Paxian Defender's description starts off with [[Theatre/LesMiserables "Do you hear the people sing,"]] and the rest of the description is metered and rhymed like the original song.
** The Necrochaun enemy's special attack inflicts a status debuff that lowers the player character's Luck and increases its own. The description for the Unlucky debuff says, [[Film/DirtyHarry "Target feels unlucky, punk."]]
** The former [=VampireSlayer=] class leader was [[LightNovel/VampireHunterD Vampire Slayer E]], and he has a similar appearance to D. The player character can meet Vampire Slayers C, T, and V during "The Cure".
** Before the player character fights the Nerf Wraith, it will declare "You shall not pass!" All throughout the fight itself, the Nerf Wraith will chant a Nerf version of ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]''[='=]s One Ring inscription.
** The Nerflord Shield the player receives as a quest reward simply has the description "Nerf THIS!", likely referencing actual Nerf toys.
** After the quest rewards were updated, one of the Nerfbat [[TieredByName tier names]] is "[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Nerfbat]]".
** Kaley Obsidia's pet raven is named--what else--[[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Eapoe]]. It doesn't say "nevermore", but Kaley seems to be able to communicate with it.
** The Predecessor enemy is a green-skinned, reptilian alien with long braid-like hair, not unlike a Franchise/{{Predator}} alien.
** The GO-LD Walker is named after the ''Franchise/StarWars''[='=]s AT-AT walker, though they share few similarities beyond name.
** A [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness Boomstick]] is a rare weapon in the game. It's actually more of a [[MixAndMatchWeapon gunblade]] than either the trope namer or [[BoomStick trope of the same name]].
** The 2010 Frostval Gift Delivery armor is a stretchy suit, and the highest-level version of the armor is named [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Mr Funtastic]].
** The quests involving [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Barry Jotter]] are blatant parodies of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' titles.
** Another Harry Potter parody comes up in the first half of "Wizard Games" as a Bun-Bit mage named [[PunnyName Harey Potter]].
** In "Fern Bully" (whose name is derived from ''[[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest Fern Gully]]''), the boss is a rat parody of Creator/MrT that speaks with AntiquatedLinguistics.
** The Sneak on a Plain enemy references ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' in both name in description.
** A Mogloween quest has the player fighting Zirkon, a [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkly vampire]].
** One of Tydlee Wynx's mooks is called a [[Franchise/GIJoe G.I. Gnome]], and the description mentions how they fight cobras.
** Lord Etherseid, god of Etherspace, is named after ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. He is significantly less threatening than his namesake, however.
** Kamui's security system is named P.O.T.A.D.O.S. and quotes lines from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. When it stuns the player character (or an enemy, once the player gets it as a pet) with its hammers, a text bubble appears and says, [[Music/MCHammer "Stop! Hammertime!"]]
** Svadilfari's Oath is an Electric-locked armor with a paralyzing attack. Should the paralysis roll succeed, the game states that the enemy [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 "can't get beyond the thunder dome"]].
** The {{Flaming Skull|s}} item gives Fire- and Darkness-element resistance. The description makes it clear that it's a reference to Comicbook/GhostRider, saying that "Flaming motorcycle and chains sold separately."
** The Firing Toupée bears resemblance to Donald Trump's hairstyle, and of course, the 'Firing' part means it both boosts Fire-element damage and is recommended for [[Series/TheApprentice firing people from the office]]. The description additionally references ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' as a parody of the One Ring engraving.
** The description of the Hammer of Unity are the lyrics of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Had_a_Hammer "If I Had a Hammer"]].
** The Helslinger weapon references ''Film/VanHelsing'', as it is a gun whose description suggests that it helps against fighting vampires.
** The "Fading Warlic!" quest is full of references to ''Series/DoctorWho''. The player character and [=NPCs=] are trying to find why Warlic is fading from the current timeline. Warlic looks for a Doctor (in particular, Dr. Voltabolt) for answers. Dr. Voltabolt has two children, Gallie and Frey, and a device called the Z.A.R.D.I.S., a time-traveling Zard partially stuck in the form of a police box. Dr. Voltabolt has the last of the time cords, which the rest were destroyed in some GreatOffscreenWar, which he uses to send the other [=NPCs=] into the past to find the answer to Warlic's dilemma. Along the way, they encounter Salek Sprayers, a salt shaker in place of a Dalek, and a Cyberhen for a Cyberman (although that may also reference ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''). Along the way, the [=NPCs=] quote ''Doctor Who'' frequently. Besides ''Doctor Who'', the quest also sprinkles other time-traveling references. Gallie looks like Leela and Frey looks like Fry, characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', and at the end of the quest, the characters start quoting ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
** The latter half of the "Ep-pig!" quest is played like a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' episode, and the player character hangs many lampshades on the work's tropes.
** The Beast King Jammies armor is a reference to Max's pyjamas in ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre''.
** The Gauntlet of the Western Horizon item plays on ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' in its name and description. It allows the player to inflict a spiritual seed (delayed damage) and to daze the enemy. If the enemy has been dazed before by the item, a text bubble says that "You are already dazed!"
** "Jypley's Believe it... or Rot!" is named after ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'', and the quest features Mr. Jypley's Museum of the Strange and Bizarre.
** The 2012 Mogloween quest is named "Film/{{Zombieland}}s", and the OneShotCharacter for that quest is named [[Creator/WoodyHarrelson Harryl Woodson]] who has a NiceHat and fights with a banjo. He's looking for Taladosian tarts, a.k.a., Twinkies.
** The Blood Orb item has the line "Blood for the Blood Orb!", referencing ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
** The Pixel set of items is based off of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''[='=]s aesthetic. The Pixel Stalker pet from the set is a pig that acts like a Creeper.
** A ghost in the "Canyon of Lost Souls" quest states that [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} "Something wicked this way comes!"]] before fleeing from the Spectre approaching them.
** Warlic creates Love Potion #729 in the 2008 Snugglefest quest. He claims it's named because it's the cube of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Potion_No._9_%28song%29 Love Potion #9]].
** Two zombies in an early Zorbak War were named Film/BillAndTed.
** From Frostval 2009 is Bergos, an ice bear in golden armor, not unlike Iorek Byrnison of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
** The Beach Boy and Beach Boy Imitators are a quartet of enemies that, of course, derive their name and description from Music/TheBeachBoys.
** A trio of Badger Berserkers is called [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob BadgerBadgerBadger]], and their description states that "[[Film/BlazingSaddles We don't need no stinking badgers!]]"
** The [=LOCOmotive=] is a train that's been infused with Loco's chaotic energies. The description says its name is WesternAnimation/{{Thomas|TheTankEngine}}.
** The Emerald Wizard Staff summons a Flying Monkey as a guest, a reference to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''[='=]s wizard of the Emerald City and the Wicked Witch's flying monkeys. The description additionally mentions that all the player needs now is a [[Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful tiny china doll]].
** St. Elmo's Fire is a real thing, but ''[=AdventureQuest=]''[='=]s version of it shows Elmo's head from ''Series/SesameStreet'' in a mitre with blue GhostLights around him.
** Dinozard Island is essentially Franchise/JurassicPark, since it is a secluded island filled with prehistoric reptilles. The [=SmartZard=] wants to call it Cretaceous Park, even. There's a [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology CaveZard]] that babbles "[[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Bibbity bobbity boo!]]" as a primeval language.
** A clown from the 2015 April Fools quest is named Nickelwise, and he claims to be the rock-star leader of the band Loco's Clowns. His name is a mash-up of [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]] and Music/{{Nickelback}}, and his backstory plays the part.
** The Abominable Snowman enemy mentions AndCallHimGeorge in its description--essentially likening Elmyra Duff of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' a brute.
** The Gong of the Wind! pet is a clear reference to ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
** The Mastercraft set based off of Myth/NorseMythology is named after Franchise/MarvelUniverse's Asgardians.
** The Shikyo Mask miscellaneous item says that it makes the wearer feel hollow inside. It looks almost exactly like Ichigo's Hollow mask from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Moglinator enemies have tiers named in the same manner as Terminators from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.
** The player character says "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Helloooo--- Newman.]]" toward the end of the Eclipsus quest chain, additionally lampshading the pop-culture reference.
** The Scizzard is designed after'' Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', what with its SkunkStripe hair, scissors, and description that says it's 'part demon' and 'part barber'.
** The Snowglobe miscellaneous item damages the enemy with ice particles--or, according to the description, "[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Hail for your enemy, baby!]]"
** There is a Duke of [=HaZard=] enemy with the same color and pattern as the ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' car, and the description is a modified version of the show's theme.
** The "Mostly Harmful" quest derives its name from ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' but is otherwise only tangentially related, what with its sci-fi introduction leading back to Lore.
** The "Phantom of the Opera" quest is a literal interpretation of the referenced [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera work]]'s name.
** Ardendor in "Mostly Harmless" departs with Erebus with an "[[Series/DoctorWho Allons-y!]]"
** Void Dragons are designed after [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]], what with their slick, black skin, large foreheads, emaciated bodies, and multiple jaws. The'Galin's Head from the 10th anniversary quest is another void dragon, which also has a dark color scheme and NestedMouths.
** The Babby pet has its description reference the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-is-babby-formed How Is Babby Formed?]] meme.
** The Am-Boss's description states that it has ambushed the player--[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/like-a-boss like a boss]]!
** The description for the Hand Mirror item references Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike with the first two lines being "Look in the mirror, now at me. Now look in the mirror, now back at me."
** The title of the "Germinator: Plantation!" quest is an obvious pun of ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', and the enemies in the quest have plant-themed versions of the Terminator codenames.
** One of the rewards from "Germinator: Plantation!" is the [[Creator/BillyMays ToxiCleen]] spell, which does Water-elemental damage and can poison the enemy.
** The Hayu is an animated scarecrow whose description forelornly muses "If he only had a brain...", a reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' film.
** The Alpha Dracoglin house item references Music/SarahMcLachlan's song "Angel", but with "Brilhado" in place of "Angel".
** The most powerful Eel weapon is the 1.21 Giga-Eel, a reference to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and its [=DeLorean=] requiring 1.21 gigawatts of power.
** The Legion boss references Website/FourChan's credo and WebOriginal/LOLCats.
** The "Lupin II" quest is [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=22002443 confirmed]] to be a reference to ''Franchise/LupinIII''. Within the quest itself, the passwords are four of [[Franchise/DoctorWho the Doctor's ]] {{Catchphrase}}s.
** The revamped "Into the Darkness" quest has a ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' reference.
** The NPC Eldron borrows its name from Elrond of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** The description for the Werehog enemy does not reference [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Sonic]], but it instead says that it's glad there wasn't bear involved in the hybrid--otherwise, it would be a Man-Bear-Pig, as mentioned in ''Series/SouthPark''.
** The Nepencreep pet and monster is obviously Audrey II from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', as both are carnivorous, sentient plants with distinctive red lips.
** The (Mystic) Star Sabre, Star Spear, Star Sabre Strike, and Star Sabre of _____ pieces of equipment reference ''Franchise/StarWars''[='=]s lightsabers. The colors used to represent their types are appropriately blue and red. The Star Sabre of Hatred from the January 2016 Golden Giftbox has plasma crossguards, the same as [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren's]] lightsaber.
** Dark Madder, a CanonImmigrant from ''VideoGame/WarpForce'', is a SpearCounterpart to Darth Vader of ''Franchise/StarWars''. She even parodies the famous LukeIAmYourFather dialogue.
** The 2009 Frostval quest copies certain memorable lines from ''Film/ThePolarExpress'' in one of its outtakes.
** Berserkers have a skill called "Ticking Clock", and the berserker Val Kyrie has a description says that her love for Galanoth is like a ticking clock. Both instances are GettingCrapPastTheRadar references to the song "Love Among Freaks".
** The armor from the 2011 Frostval armor giftbox is Full Metal Santa. According to the developers:
---> '''In Media Res''': \\
Kam and I tend to throw in a bunch of stuff, 'cause we're big nerds. \\
\\
Full Metal Santa is actually Hollow's idea - it's supposed to be a reference to Film/FullMetalJacket. Kam then threw in some [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist FMA]] references too.
** The Frostval 2013 giftbox set is called 'Frostval Mercenary'. The armor of the set, in particular, resembles a Japanese-style version of ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s costume. The armor's description mentions that, while the player character may not be a Mouthy Merc, he or she will still be able to "[[MediumAwareness really see the world around you]]". In-game, the armor has a skill that weaponizes the game's menus.
** The Man-Ant pet was released around the same time as the ''Film/AntMan'' film.
** For ''[=AdventureQuest=]'s'' 13th anniversary, the game added two items, 13th Mask--which looks like a hockey mask--and 13th Machete--a weapon that can switch between Water and Darkness damage. Both items were once wielded by a warrior named Jay Son. These items are, of course, in reference to the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' franchise and Jason Voorhees.
** Two of the weapons released in the "Play the Harpie" quest are designed off of ''Franchise/YuGiOh''[='=]s harpies--the Feather Buster is a magical feather duster that boosts magical damage, like how [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Harpies_Feather_Duster Harpie's Feather Duster]] is a spell card. The Harpy Dragon is a red dragon with gold-and-aqua metallic decorations, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Harpies_Pet_Dragon Harpie's Pet Dragon]].
** Gandolphin is a spell that summons a dolphin dressed like [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], who says, "Your foe shall not pass!" upon being cast.
** The description for the Lilliputian Sorcerer Army loosely parallels Lt. James Gordon's last line from ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** In the promotional image for the Predatory Vampire Form armor, the armor has a helm highly reminiscent of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s. However, it has yet to be implemented into the game.
** For Mogloween 2015, Twilly was drawn with yellow fur, white eyes with a black rim, and a dog-like muzzle, hearkening to Jake from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
** When a Spectre induces a Fear effect on the player character, a text bubble with the word "G-g-ghost!" appears, like how Shaggy responds to ghosts in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''.
** The Eye of Sacracon miscellaneous item parodies the eponymous artifact of ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''. The item's description mentions a "multi-fauceted crimson saphire [sic]" and that the old narrator had to see a doctor.
** The rewards from the quest "The Journey Home" have two separate references. The armor, being a copy of Falerin's fancy suit, uses an altered version of the lyrics to Music/ZZTop's "Sharp Dressed Man" in its description. The weapon, a copy of Falerin's cane, mentions that it's not the "jerkface genius doctor" kind of cane, in reference to the cane Dr. House in ''Series/{{House}}'' uses.
** The description for the Scurvy Blade weapon mentions that Cap'n Rhubarb uses this weapon instead of combustible anti-limes to get Vitamin C when life didn't give it to him, in reference to Cave Johnson's famous rant about combustible lemons from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.
** The Eyes of Chillax weapons copy the lyrics of ''Music/Survivor''[='=]s famous song "Eye of the Tiger".
** The Pit Protector armor mentions that it does not protect the player character from a [[VideoGame/KidIcarus toga-clad cherub archer]] of the same name. It is more useful for protecting the player character against undead horrors that exist in The Pit beneath Battleon.
** The description for the Head of Chillax enemy says that it will use its brain and not pinky for the fight--alluding to ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''.
** The Solar Boy enemy from the Legendary Warriors event in Fairwind Spring mentions ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame''. Rather than the most dangerous game being Man, it's Boy.
** The description of the Gumn Suit in AQ says that Gumn "gets everywhere"-- not unlike sand, as [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker]] infamously said.
** In the quest "Emerge from the Shadow", the line the Pied Burper says upon entering mimicks Star Wolf's entrance from ''VideoGame/{{Star Fox 64}}''.
** The Ice Nine spell is named after the ice-nine substance of ''Literature/CatsCradle''. It was once one of the deadliest Ice-element spells, much like how deadly the source substance is.
** The entire "Cat-Astrophe" quest makes allusions to ''Film/ThreeHundred''. The freeze-frame bonus upon entering the quest says "This--is--Gatta!" rather than Sparta, and an adversary the player character must fight is Lionidas, rather than Leonidas.
** In "Wolf Riders", Ravil tries to convince the player character that he "isn't the wolf you're looking for" and that it's "no mind trick", a clear reference to the original JediMindTrick.
** In the second quest in the Assassin quest chain, a thug may call the player character a SpoonyBard when he or she fights him, hearkening to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV its source]].
** During the fifth quest in the Assassin class chain, the player character meets with Zweiger at the Zard Pit--and right before starting the fight, an announcer uses Michael Buffer's trademark phrases.
** The Star Journey Laser weapon has two settings: "kill" and "stun", which allows it to toggle between full damage and a chance at paralysis. This references how the blasters in ''Franchise/StarWars'' can be set to stun.
** The Greencoats are the opposing mooks of the 2009 Blarney War. They parody the Browncoats of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. The line one says in the opening cutscene of the war parodies the lyrics in ''Firefly''[='=]s theme.
** The Toy Bomb spell claims to allow the player character to have SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb, in reference to the original, memetic line from ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''.
** In the Frostval 2009 outtakes, the Abode mentions a tale of e(v/b)il along the same lines as the demon X(A/N)th from ''Literature/{{Xanth}}''. Falerin remarks that this similarity in syntax is "very non accidental".
** The Void boss Smittens is designed as a twisted version of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''[='=]s Cheshire Cat. The flavor text says that it was found in "mimsy borogoves", and whenever it inflicts a status condition on the player character, the interface spouts an ''Alice in Wonderland'' quote. The reward from the quest is a Cabbit, a RidiculouslyCuteCritter that vomits rainbows for its attacks. Naturally, the description invites monsters to taste the rainbow, a la the Skittles slogan.
** There is an enemy werewolf named Xander, and his flavor text says that "Many years ago, he helped form a popular vampire slayers group!", much like Xander Harris of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The entire line of Golem Stranger pets is named after the seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
** The Box of Chocolates shield the player receives when playing Galanoth in a Snugglefest quest has a description that starts off with "[[Film/ForrestGump This shield is a lot like life.]]" It subverts the expected quote, though, instead saying that they're both "Full of nuts and harder than it looks."
** In "[=MogBusters!=] - Twig's Dilemma!", among the other shoutouts, the Adamog asks the player character about skills. The player character responds in reference to ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'', asking whether he means nunchuk skills, bo fighting skills, or computer hacking skills.
** The 2007 Frostval giftbox set is entirely in reference to ''Film/AChristmasStory'':
*** The Frozen (Magic) Flagpole references the TongueOnTheFlagpole
*** The Bee Bee Gun references the Red Ryder BB Gun Ralphie so desperately wants.
*** Bunny Jammies references Ralphie's bunny pyjamas.
*** The Blowout Shield references the scene where Ralphie's father knocks out a hubcap while fixing a flat tire.
*** The Major Award spell is named after and looks like the "major award" Ralphie's father wins. The description even says the box says "Fra-Geee-Lay".
*** The Ebil Toys pet are not part of this set, being instead a prize from the storyline.
*** The Bar of Soap miscellaneous item can give the enemy monster [[SoapPunishment soap poisoning]] (lowering their accuracy), like how Ralphie frequently gets his mouth scrubbed. The description even mentions how it's Life Buoy [sic] brand soap.
** The 2015 Frostval giftbox set plays many references to Music/WeirdAlYankovic. The message for an item's successful attempt at Control is "Your opponent doesn't get the reference."
*** The melee weapon, Your Bologna, parodies "My Balogna"
*** The ranged weapon, Aluminum [[PunnyName Foil]], takes its lyrics from "Foil".
*** The magic weapon, Big Dictionary, appears to reference "Word Crimes".
*** The armor, Fat & Tacky Santa, stems from "Fat" and "Tacky". The lyrics, in particular, parody "Tacky". Its skill, Laundry Day, references, well, "Laundry Day".
*** The shield is an accordion, Weird Al's signature instrument.
*** The spell, "No Lemons, no Melon" mimicks "Bob" and all of its palindromes. The description incorporates some palindromic sentences--"Not a banana baton" and "Oh no, Don Ho!"
*** The pet, Psychedelic Dinosaur, is a T.rex with scales of a garish shade of purple. "Jurassic Park" is what this pet references, with the purple dinosaur parodying the referenced ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''. The description actually references "Camptown Races", but it mentions that it's the wrong song.
*** The Amish Hat miscellaneous item references "Amish Paradise".
** Geldar is a gold dragon, much like Glaedr, another golden dragon from ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eldest]]''.
** The Cthulion enemy is a lion hybridized with an "otherworldly monster's form". The name of the encounter and the fact that the creature has tentacles makes it a clear reference to Cthulhu of Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
** A Gween is a brown-and-white fuzzball that appeared one day on Mogloween. If it is fed candy, it transforms into a freaky, black Hallow that leaves eggs to spread more Hallows. Their appearance and behavior is very reminiscent of the mogwai in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''.
** The Gatling Gun weapon fires enough "[[FunetikAksent boolets]]" to satisfy a "burly Russian man that loves hats", which alludes to the Heavy of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', which uses a gatling gun as his WeaponOfChoice.
** The apparent BigBad of the Devourer Saga destroys worlds, is called The Devourer, and has two names in The'Galin and Galian. Similarly, ComicBook/{{Galactus}} devours worlds and has the title "Devourer of Worlds", and his real name is Galan.
** The Powerword Die special attack from the Weapons of Awe copy the Powerword Kill spell from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. Like the original, it can instantly kill any monster, so long as it is within a power range.
** The Necromoron and Nekonomicon miscellaneous items are punny variations of Creator/HPLovecraft's Necronomicon.
** When Loco possess the player character in the 2012 April Fools quest, he says that he is "Assuming direct control", Harbinger's memetically famous line from ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
** The Deren Memorial Shop has a fan that, when clicked on, gives the description, "Scaramouche, scaramouche, why can't I buy this fandango?", in reference to Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody".
** The Deren Art Gallery has a painting with the description "A lady shielding her face with an umbrella in hopes she doesn't give away her p-p-p-poker face!", in reference to Music/LadyGaga's "Poker Face".
** Initially, Mr. Banjo Stiltsocks is a CanisMajor and has a [[NoodleIncident history]] with Blackhawke. When Aelthai shrinks him down to pet size, the description mentions that he's not as big as a [[Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog certain red dog]].
** The description for the Dogzilla pet mentions that while it's a giant dog, it's not "[[Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog a big red dog loyal to you]]".
** The limited-edition Iron Knight face has a face plate that looks exactly like ComicBook/IronMan's.
** The Dare Debil face looks like ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s mask.
** The Lonely Ranger face is patterned after ''Film/TheLoneRanger''.
** The Kallus Knight face was released along side ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', and it greatly resembles Kylo Ren's mask.
** Transformer armor is "more than meets the eye", obviously referring to the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} franchise]].
** Unusually enough, the Mogloween 2007 "Witch Hunt!" quest explcitly mentions in a footnote that a character is quoting Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Perhaps the quest's writer didn't expect the game's audience to get a literary reference.
** The description for Sugar Rush Armor quite literally says, "[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse By the power of CAAANNNDDDYYYY, you have the POOWWWEERRR!]]".
** Frankenspine Jr. says that he would rather be playing ''[[VideoGame/SimCity SimLab]]'' on his [[SuperTitle64Advance MonsterBox 64]].
** Beast King Jammies are a pair of white pajamas with a golden crown. It was released the same year as the film of ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'', so the similarity is no coincidence.
** The mouseover text the 2012 Mogloween quest says that you can do anything at [[http://www.zombo.com/ ZomboCo]]--rather, [=ZombieLand=].
** The Soul Drinker weapon [[IDoNotDrinkWine does not drink... wine]] as the description claims, but instead drinks the blood of the player character's enemies. This references the famous line from ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}''.
** The name of the 2015 Mogloween quest is "Ghosts 'n Moglins" rather than ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins''.
** The new events feed for Mogloween 2015 uses "This is Mogloween" as a distinct statement, in reference to the song "This is Halloween" in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
** The Pere No Flesh enemy derives its name from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_No%C3%ABl Pere Noel]], one of the variations of Father Christmas. Its description is a twisted version of "The First Noel".
** The Witch Hunter armor resembles Tasha Godspell's outfit from ''Manhua/WitchHunter''. The reference is further reenforced in the description; "This armor doesn't let you have a cool pumpkin ally and use lots of cool guns while you nab witch hats," it says, the 'cool pumpkin ally' referring to the character Halloween.
** Lord Arrgthas, a ice-elemental knight, is a possible random encounter. Defeating him opens the shop for the Permafrost Scimitar. His description says that he isn't a lich king yet. He is a shout-out to Lord Arthas of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', who is the icy lich king of Northrend with the Frostmourne weapon.
** The Stone Cold Slayer and Stone Cold Spear weapons reference Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. The Stone Cold Slayer in particular mentions one of his {{Catch Phrase}}s in its description.
** The Crystal Lance and its Guardian counterpart, Jade Lance, mention a fictional show called ''[[Series/OneLifeToLive One Afterlife to Live]]'', and treat Crystal/Lance and Jade/Lance as {{Shipping}} names.
** The message Zombie Tested Axe Master Armor gives when switching away from an axe weapon mimicks the famous "You call that a knife?" quote from ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', except with the word 'knife' replaced by 'axe'.
** The introductory text for Serenia in the Harvest Festival quest parodies Franchise/{{Superman}}'s famous "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Supernan!"
** Bundorable Form is a literal KillerRabbit armor, so of course, it mentions OnlyAFleshWound in its description.
** The Glamdung and Lesser Glamdung are NerfArm swords given to cheaters, and their names reference [[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Glamdring Glamdring]], a LegendaryWeapon from ''Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** The 2015 Harvest Festival quest is one big reference to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise. A [[ManEatingPlant Nepencreep]] evolves into a [[FierySalamander Saladmandr]] after eating Fire Orb fragments. While fighting the Saladmandr, the monster's description mimicks the style of writing used in the Pokedex. The Drakonnan II boss says "Prepare for trouble!" and has a Pokemon-style FightWoosh, and Drakonnan II himself is a FlunkyBoss with six Fire-element pets: a Phoenix, Drakel Warrior, Saladmander, Firezard, Fire Golem, and Vampragon. Defeating him causes him to go out with ATwinkleInTheSky, and the rewards are a FunnySpoon where the description suggests to [[GottaCatchThemAll collect all 151]] and a pack of seeds that has a red top and white bottom, much like a Pokeball.
** The Drop the MOAP spell uses all of the player character's SP for a Fire-element bomb attack. It is named after ''Franchise/CallOfDuty''[='=]s MOAB; MOAP stands for 'Mother Of All Pellets'.
** The Kara Tika enemy is named after ''VideoGame/{{Karateka}}''.
** The Darksteel Guard enemy appears to be wearing a Darksteel Plate from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. It has a huge HP stat, too, perhaps to emulate it as ArmorOfInvincibility.
** A clickable in the 2015 Frostval Gift Delivery war, hidden behind the quest scroll, says, "Red, red gift. Go to my head, make me forget that I still need her so." The line originates from Music/NeilDiamond's "Red Red Wine".
** The cutscene at the end of the 2015 Frostval Gift Delivery war didn't get finished before the war ended, and hence had one line of placeholder dialogue from "I AM ERROR", in reference to the infamous line from ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''.
** Captain Munch's name is a parody of Captain Crunch cereal.
** The Unicorn Bowie weapon says that the 'bowie' of the weapon is of the cutting kind, not the Goblin King kind, referencing David Bowie and the Goblin King in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
** The Labyrinth Bow weapon mentions that it won't help David Bowie against the Goblin King, referring to the film ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
** The Ziggy's Stardust spell was released shortly after Music/DavidBowie's death, as a homage.
** The Castle Crusher weapon mentions that it can't "let you team up with three friends in a side scrolling beat'em up", referring to the similarly named game ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers''.
** There is a LargeAndInCharge boss enemy called Tubthumper, named after Music/{{Chumbawamba}}'s hit "Tubthumping".
** The description from the Tartan Shield mentions that it's not a ''Spartan'' shield to protect against being kicked into a pit, an obvious reference to the memetic scene from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
** In "Burning Questions", Kamui gives the player character the OPTIC, a set of glasses that allows him/her to see and unlock a person's secrets, represented as a safe. The quest plays out the same way as ''Franchise/AceAttorney''[='=]s Psyche-Locks. The title for completing the quest, "Ace Detective", supports this reference.
** The Bee Arthur Katana is explicitly promotes the ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie.
** The Despair Bear, the boss of the 2016 Snugglefest event, is a twisted version of a Franchise/{{Care Bear|s}}. It has a ghastly face on its belly, and its special attack is called [[CareBearStare Despair Bear Stare]], where it shoots out skull beams from its belly.
** The End of Graves is a play on Music/BulletForMyValentine's "End of Days". Its description parodies the lyrics: "It's the perfect thing to give you the power when you're beholding adversity and you need the strength to carry on."
** The Keyblade of Passion is named for and modeled after ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''[='=]s signature weapon. Its description says it's from a video game based on the [[Franchise/MickeyMouse Mackey Moglin]] cartoon franchise.
** The 2016 Blarney War introduces [=PikaZards=], which are quite explicitly [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]-Frogzard fusions, having They have long ears with black tips, red cheeks, a lightning bolt tail, deal Energy-element damage, and is one of the [=ZardMaster=]'s 'mascots'.
** The Bat-tle Axe of Steel was released alongside the ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' film. It gains solar energy in the day and becomes dark and brooding at night, reflecting Franchise/{{Superman}}'s and Franchise/{{Batman}}'s traits.
** The Tyrannochicken Rex is said to be the descendent of Mega-Ultra Chicken. The spell Invoke Tyrannochicken Rex is apparently written in a scroll in ancient Egyptian that translates to "Arise, Chicken, Arise!" These descriptions reference the jokes on ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''.
** [=ZardAde=] is a pun on Gatorade.
** The Purple Rain spell is a tribute to Music/{{Prince}}, released shortly after his death.
** The [=StarSlayer=] and [=StarSaviour=] armors are again homages to ''Franchise/StarWars'', being Jedi robe variants.
** For the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', the game released the Lt. Lore Cannon and Irony Man Shield. As mentioned above, Lt. Lore and Irony Man are parodies of Captain America and Iron Man.
** Among the {{Kaiju}} in "War of the Giants!" is the boss Kathool'Achoo. It takes the form of a giant squid whose description states that can't quite inflict the [[BrownNote insanity]] StandardStatusEffects--hearkening to Creator/HPLovecraft's {{Eldritch Abomination}}s--but instead blind.
** The Doray is a monster that was released the same week that ''Film/FindingDory'' premiered that has several shout-outs to the blue tang fish Dory. The monster is a blue Ray with yellow bands and mentions having short-term memory, and the shield it drops quotes Dory's "Just keep swimming."
22nd Dec '16 4:59:57 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever:
** Early quests (before The Devourer Saga) tended to disappear after they finished being 'live', meaning any of their rewards also disappeared.
** Promotional items only have a short lifespan when they are acquirable.
** Frostval event items are only available during December and early January before they're gone for good.
** Unusually, the Hurricane Blade weapon can only be acquired the first time ever the player character enters the game, as it only appears in the starter shop, which never shows up after completing the tutorial. Now that the tutorial has been revamped, the weapon is now truly Lost Forever.
** Subverted with holiday items; they are available only a certain time a year, and each year releases new items, but players can revisit the quests and rewards from previous years when it's the season. In addition, for 1,500 Z-Tokens, players can purchase a PortalPicture that allows them to access that holiday year-round.
* LostWorld: Dinozard Island.

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* LostForever:
** Early quests (before The Devourer Saga) tended to disappear after they finished being 'live', meaning any of their rewards also disappeared.
** Promotional items only have a short lifespan when they are acquirable.
** Frostval event items are only available during December and early January before they're gone for good.
** Unusually, the Hurricane Blade weapon can only be acquired the first time ever the player character enters the game, as it only appears in the starter shop, which never shows up after completing the tutorial. Now that the tutorial has been revamped, the weapon is now truly Lost Forever.
** Subverted with holiday items; they are available only a certain time a year, and each year releases new items, but players can revisit the quests and rewards from previous years when it's the season. In addition, for 1,500 Z-Tokens, players can purchase a PortalPicture that allows them to access that holiday year-round.
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%%* LostWorld: Dinozard Island.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** Early quests (before The Devourer Saga) tended to disappear after they finished being 'live', meaning any of their rewards also disappeared.
** Promotional items only have a short lifespan when they are acquirable.
** Frostval event items are only available during December and early January before they're gone for good.
** Unusually, the Hurricane Blade weapon can only be acquired the first time ever the player character enters the game, as it only appears in the starter shop, which never shows up after completing the tutorial. Now that the tutorial has been revamped, the weapon is now truly lost forever.
** Subverted with holiday items; they are available only a certain time a year, and each year releases new items, but players can revisit the quests and rewards from previous years when it's the season. In addition, for 1,500 Z-Tokens, players can purchase a PortalPicture that allows them to access that holiday year-round.
4th Nov '16 8:46:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheMedic: The vast majority of Moglins. The only exceptions are the evil Zorbak and Kabroz and the one and only BadAss Moglin in the game, Dewlok.

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* TheMedic: The vast majority of Moglins. The only exceptions are the evil Zorbak and Kabroz and the one and only BadAss badass Moglin in the game, Dewlok.
29th Oct '16 7:59:36 AM tigereye888
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* WideOpenSandbox: While quests are set, the player can still choose to do most of them at any time in any order.

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* WideOpenSandbox: While quests are set, the player can still choose to do most of them at any time in any order. With over a decade of quests and more being added regularly, it's not a game you're like to reach HundredPercentCompletion on.
16th Oct '16 10:24:56 AM GhostHouse
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* AmusingInjuries: Anything that happens to Twig, since he is widely considered to be a) cute and b) [[TheScrappy really annoying]].

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* AmusingInjuries: Anything that happens to Twig, since he is widely considered to be a) cute and b) [[TheScrappy really annoying]].annoying.
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