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Many {{Fanfic}}s use {{Shout Out}}s -- to things within fandom, and to other works, because it's all JustForFun after all.

[[folder:Fanfics with their own Subpages]]

* ShoutOut/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles
* ShoutOut/AdviceAndTrust
* ShoutOut/AeonNatumEngel
** ShoutOut/AeonEntelechyEvangelion
* ShoutOut/AmbienceAFleetSymphony
* ShoutOut/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan
* ShoutOut/AshesOfThePast
* ShoutOut/BeautifulDestroyerSailorMoon
* ShoutOut/BoyScoutsOneHalf
* ShoutOut/TheCalvinverse
** ShoutOut/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries
* Fanfic/ChaoticHarmony
* ShoutOut/TheChildOfLove
* ShoutOut/ChildrenOfAnElderGod
* ShoutOut/ChildrenOfTime
* ShoutOut/TheChosenFour
* ShoutOut/{{Cinderjuice}}
* ShoutOut/AColdCalculus
* ShoutOut/ACrownOfStars
* ShoutOut/CyberDineDreams
* ShoutOut/DangerThanFiction
* ShoutOut/{{Dangerverse}}
** ShoutOut/BeCareful
* ShoutOut/TheDeathOfOne
* ShoutOut/DespairsLastResort
* ShoutOut/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure
* ShoutOut/ADifferentKindOfTruth
* ShoutOut/DigimonFusionKai
* ShoutOut/DoingItRightThisTime
* ShoutOut/DreamOnYouCrazyPrincess
* ShoutOut/TheDysFUNctionalPirates
* ShoutOut/EarthAndSky
* ShoutOut/{{Empathy}}
* ShoutOut/{{Evangelion 303}}
* ShoutOut/EventHorizonStormOfMagic
* ShoutOut/ExtraLife
* ShoutOut/FairyTailReduxSalamandersTimeTravelingEscapades
* ShoutOut/FairyWithoutWings
* ShoutOut/FallOfStarfleetRebirthOfFriendship
* ShoutOut/FateReachOut
* ShoutOut/{{Fellowship}}
* ShoutOut/ForGood
* ShoutOut/AForceOfFour
* ShoutOut/ForumOfThrones
* ShoutOut/{{Forward}}
* ShoutOut/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut
* Shoutout/AGemInTheRough
* ShoutOut/GemsAreUnbreakable
* ShoutOut/Gensokyo20XX
* ShoutOut/GhostsOfEvangelion
* ShoutOut/HalkegeniaOnline
* ShoutOut/HarmonysWarriors
* ShoutOut/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality
* ShoutOut/HellsisterTrilogy
* ShoutOut/{{HERZ}}
* ShoutOut/HigherLearning
* ShoutOut/AHollowInEquestria
* ShoutOut/{{Hoofstuck}}
* ShoutOut/HopeForTheHeartless
* ShoutOut/HuntingTheUnicorn
* ShoutOut/TheIkaris
* ShoutOut/JewelOfDarkness
* ShoutOut/KimiNoNaIowa
* ShoutOut/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox
* ShoutOut/KyonBigDamnHero
* ShoutOut/LastChildOfKrypton
* ShoutOut/TheLastDaughter
* ShoutOut/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami
* ShoutOut/TheLionKingAdventures
* ShoutOut/TheLittlePonyLegend
* ShoutOut/LovedAndLost
* ShoutOut/LucinaReacts
* ShoutOut/AManOfIron
* ShoutOut/MassEffectHumanRevolution
* ShoutOut/MegaManReawakened
* ShoutOut/MiTruLov
* ShoutOut/MobileFighterEvangelion
* ShoutOut/NatureStudies
* ShoutOut/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku
* ShoutOut/TheNextFrontier
* ShoutOut/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim
* ShoutOut/NickelodeonFanon
* ShoutOut/NickelodeonHeroes
* ShoutOut/NobodyDies
* ShoutOut/OldWest
* ShoutOut/OnceMoreWithFeeling
* ShoutOut/TheOneILoveIs
* ShoutOut/OriginStory
* ShoutOut/PastSinsMST
* ShoutOut/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell
* ShoutOut/PokemonClefairyTales
* ShoutOut/PokemonResetBloodlines
* ShoutOut/PokemonRiseOfTheRockets
* ShoutOut/PonyPOVSeries
* ShoutOut/PostMULifeScream
* ShoutOut/PowerRangersGuardiansOfGaia
* ShoutOut/ProjectBluefield
* ShoutOut/QueenOfAllOni
* ShoutOut/{{Ripples}}
* ShoutOut/RhythmicPrettyCure
* ShoutOut/RWBYReckoning
* ShoutOut/SayItThrice
* ShoutOut/ScarTissue
* ShoutOut/TheSecondTry
* ShoutOut/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K
* ShoutOut/ShinjiIkiryo
* ShoutOut/ShinnenNewYear
* ShoutOut/ShowaAndVampire
* ShoutOut/SkyholdAcademyYearbook
* ShoutOut/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless
* ShoutOut/SonicWorldAdventureRush
* ShoutOut/SoulEaterTroubledSouls
* ShoutOut/SoulChess
* ShoutOut/StoriesAndTalesFromDimension63
* Shoutout/SuckerForACuteFace
* ShoutOut/SupermanAndMan
* ShoutOut/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation
* ShoutOut/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton
* ShoutOut/{{Survivors}}
* ShoutOut/TealovesSteamyAdventure
* ShoutOut/ThisBites
* ShoutOut/ThousandShinji
* [[ShoutOut/ToBeAMiraculousMaster To Be a (Miraculous) Master]]
* ShoutOut/TotalDramaAlphaKidz
* ShoutOut/TotalDramaDictionary
* ShoutOut/ToyHammer
* ShoutOut/TurnaboutStorm
* ShoutOut/TwelveRedLines
* ShoutOut/UltimateDanganronpa3
* ShoutOut/TheUltimateEvil
* ShoutOut/UndocumentedFeatures
* ShoutOut/TheProdigyFandom
* ShoutOut/TheUnexpectedLoveLifeOfDuskShine
* ShoutOut/TheVampireOfSteel
* ShoutOut/TheVow
* ShoutOut/WalkingInTheShadowOfDreams
* ShoutOut/WeissReacts
* ShoutOut/AWildBadficAppearedCommentaries
* ShoutOut/TheWizardInTheShadows
* ShoutOut/AWorldOfBloodyEvolution
* ShoutOut/{{XSGCOM}}
* ShoutOut/YuYuGiDigiMoon
* ShoutOut/ZeldasHonor

!! Other FanFics:

[[folder: ''Ace Attorney'']]
* ''Webcomic/FrancisEquitasAceCasanovaAndAttorney'': An entire case was done as a shout out to ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''.
* ''Webcomic/KristophGavinAceAttorney'': Several of the individual comic's titles, such as ''[[Music/MCHammer Hammer Time!]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The J Stands For "Jay"]]'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Still Alive]]''.
* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorneyCase5TurnaboutSubstitution'': Quite a few, including to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' and ''{{VideoGame/Super Mario Bros|1}}''.

[[folder: ''Bleach'']]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7011900/19/Breaking-Routine Breaking Routine]]'', Grimmjow goes for a walk and when the other espada learn of it, we get this exchange.
-->'''Harribel''': How much collateral damage are we looking at?\\
'''Starrk''': Oh... [[WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged the Grimmjow amount]].

[[folder: ''The Butterfly Effect'']]
* In the ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' prequel fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3210906 The Butterfly Effect 0]]'', the head of the Sunnyvale Institution is [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Dr. Emmett Von Braun]]

[[folder: Crossover]]
* In ''FanFic/ADarkKnightOverSinCity'', when [[ComicBook/SinCity Dwight]] first sees Franchise/{{Batman}}, he says, [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder "It's the goddamn Batman."]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAtCamp'':
** The MouseTrap sequence in "Bringing Down the Mouse" is an homage to MouseHunt.
** In "Champion Charlie Brown," Lucy quotes a line from ''Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown''.
* In chapter 2 of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7144846/2 Ed, Edd, 'n Pony]]'', as Eddy is showing Edd his horn, he calls him {{WebAnimation/Charlie|TheUnicorn}}.
** And don't even get me started about Ed reading ''{{FanFic/Cupcakes}}''...
* Chapter 1 of ''FanFic/EddwardWrightAceAttorney'' has Eddy playing a round of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' on his computer. Obviously, he's playing as the Scout.
** Chapter 2 contains a reference to ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' CourtroomEpisode. WordOfGod states he's attempting to make this a RunningGag.
** Since the story takes place after ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7861246 Port-Ed 2]]'', many references to the ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' series exist, such as [[spoiler:the Eds having [=ASHPDs=] in their possession.]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler This does, however, spoil the ending of the story they come from]] (it's not finished yet, by the way). WordOfGod states that Edd does have a CompanionCube and it will show up soon.
*** In addition, Eddy's portal gun has a button that disables both portals, like in ''VideoGame/PortalTheFlashVersion''.
** The following sequence in chapter 4 is (mostly) taken from ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' (original follows for reference):
--->'''Maya''': The trial's tomorrow... at 10:00.\\
'''Eddy''': What?! Ya mean "tomorrow" tomorrow?\\
'''Maya''': Yes. "Tomorrow" tomorrow.\\
'''Phoenix''': When is the trial, anyway?\\
'''Twilight''': Oh... Tomorrow morning...\\
'''Phoenix''': TOMORROW MORNING!? As in "tomorrow" tomorrow?\\
'''Twilight''': Yup. "Tomorrow" tomorrow.
** In chapter 7 and chapter 8, when Eddy yells "Hold the phone!", [[http://fav.me/d57jwvo this vector image]] from ''{{WesternAnimation/Sheep in the Big City}}'' is added, as a reference to a RunningGag on that show. The second time this happens, [[BreakingTheFourthWall the author gets called on by Eddy.]]
** A mess-up of John's part in chapter 9 has him initially register the Floor Plans in the Court Record as "[[JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal EDD!PLAN BAG FUCK]]".
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes'': Lonesome Pony makes passing references to [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestria The Stable Dweller]] and [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons Security]].
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'': In the later chapters makes an inference right back at Pink Eyes via an Enclave Main/SaturdayMorningCartoon commercial.
** and also has [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicPinkiePie Pinkie Pie]] speak of a TimeyWimeyBall.
** and there is Security's "''[[Film/ANewHope We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?]]''".
*** as well as her [[Anime/GhostInTheShell ripping open a tank with her 'hands']]
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipContract'':
** [[spoiler:Naruto's cloud jutsu that allows him to create a small cloud [[Manga/DragonBall upon which he can fly]], which he trades to Sarutobi's ape summoning for a blank summoning scroll.]]
** Naruto covered Sasuke in glitter and stole his shirt, making him look like [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a vampire]].
** [[spoiler:And after Sasuke's Cursed Seal gets a Luna-made seal themed after the phases of the moon, Naruto ([[{{Troll}} jokingly]]?) tells him that unlocking the full power of the seal requires Sasuke to shout out "[[Franchise/SailorMoon Moon Princess Power]]!"]]
** [[Webcomic/GirlGenius "For Science!"]]
** The [=CMCs=] suggested Naruto catch a [[Franchise/HarryPotter Cerberus and name it Fluffy, as well as keeping it in one of the corridors of the Ninja Academy]].
** Sweetie Belle manages to make [[Music/TenaciousD a song which was so amazingly awesome that the only thing left to remember it]] [[SignatureSong is a rough tribute to its glory]].
** [[Series/{{Batman}} na na na na na na na na]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents CATMAN!]]
** [[Film/TheTerminator There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.]]
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "Why is the cider/rum gone?" / "If I wasn't this would probably never work."]]
** Ninjas vs Pirates, the age-old question.
** A [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] is introduced into the Princess Gale films, acted out by Twilight Sparkle.
** Sasuke bemoans his horrid-looking hand-wings, wishing he’d grown some awesome black-feathered wings, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII or maybe just one]] [[LampshadeHanging even if it wouldn't be capable of doing anything useful]].
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hydro Cannon! It’s not very effective…]]
** After [[spoiler: barely avoiding getting caught by Deidara's suicide explosion]], a disoriented Sasuke questions whether or not the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender resulting mushroom cloud is friendly]].
** Konohamaru is being trained by three young monkeys of the Monkey tribe: [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Wei, Wu, and Shu]]
* ''FanFic/FriendsOfASolarEmpire'': Several, mostly to ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', such as Rainbow Dash's callsign (Starbuck), the Everfree Forest Cloudbase, which superficially resembles a squared off Cylon Basestar, and the use of the word "[[UnusualEuphemism frak]]".
** Equestria's Argonev starbase is called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasztanka Kasztanka]]''.
* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'':
** When the Emperor is taken by the Warp, he is described as [[{{Series/Firefly}} A leaf seized by a summer wind]].
** Sequences in the Warp are based off of the Dreaming from ''FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor''.
** To relieve Luna of her boredom in Chapter 6, Celestia tells her a story about [[Literature/CiaphasCain a colt, his friend, and a nice mare from the Inquisition fighting against Genestealers]].
** The current commander of the royal guards is named [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Steel Rain]]. He's... a bit ''too'' enthusiastic about Deep Striking Pegasi.
** Commander Icewind's reaction to being surrounded? [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid "Oh good; for a moment I thought we were in trouble."]]
** From the sequel ''The Warmistress of Equestria'', many of the Traitor Legionnaires are named after G1 villains (such as Scorpan, Hydia, Grogar...)
* ''[[FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou I Against I, Me Against You]]'', a CrossOver between ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' and WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, has many references to other Creator/RoosterTeeth shows.
** Act 1 Part 8 introduces Jones, a bit character voiced by Creator/GavinFree in the actual show. Jones' depiction in this story is much more in line with Gavin's goofy demeanour in Creator/AchievementHunter, complete with speaking with confusing British-isms and a moment where he refers to Caboose as "Mi-cool".
** Act 1 Part 9 introduces two OriginalCharacters Reynard Vaez Jr and Mike "the Rage" Mogar, both of which are {{Expies}} of Achievement Hunters Creator/RayNarvaezJr. and Creator/MichaelJones
** The Creator/AchievementHunter Main 6 complete their cameos in Act 2 Part 9 with the appearances of Lieutenant Jack and the "Mad King" James Hayworth, Jack Patillo and Ryan Haywood respectively.
** Tex cuts a bit of Rarity's mane during a fight scene, and Rarity [[NobodyTouchesTheHair reacts]] much like [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]]
** In one of the chapters, Caboose repeatedly fires off confetti cannons, much like his voice actor Joel Heyman did in one episode of the Gauntlet.
** Simmons tells Rarity a story based on one Gus told on the Rooster Teeth Podcast.
** The Recovery Agent in charge of the alien dig site in the later half of Act 2 is Captain Eberle, an {{Expy}} of Creator/RoosterTeeth's own Kara Eberle. She even knocks an ice cream cone out of Caboose's hand at one point, giving us this exchange:
-->'''Tucker''': ''Aw, cheer up Caboose! It’s not like you could have eaten it with your helmet on anyway!''
-->'''Caboose''': ''Yeah, but I still had dreams...''
-->'''Tucker''': ''Well, no dreams for you!''
** Under O'Malley's influence, Pinkie Pie menacingly asks Rainbow Dash if she wants to bake FanFic/{{Cupcakes}} with her.
* In ''FanFic/LittleBlackDeathNote'', a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' crossover one of the names that Kira writes in the death note is "[[{{Manga/Naruto}} Uchiha Itachi]]."
* ''FanFic/MagicalPonyLyricalTwilight'': "[[MemeticMutation Confound those ponies]]".
** Bardiche's upgrade forms include two new Barrier Jackets: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Form]] and [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Astray Form]].
** Thanks to the ENTD System, Twilight and Fate have become [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn and Gundam Unicorn Banshee]] respectively.
** Luna calls [[spoiler:the Tome of the Night Sky's Master Program]] a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} machine spirit.]]
* ''FanFic/MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation'': Pretty much the entire Equestria Facility is one big one to TheMatrix, complete with MechaMooks out in the physical world.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]''
** "[[{{Film/IronMan1}} I shouldn't be alive, unless it was for a reason]]."
** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Chase]] being cloned back to life by [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Foundation X]] for their Roidmude propagation, as the eighth and successful clone evokes ''Film/AlienResurrection''.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/85/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series When]] Samus puts on the [[SuperMode Athena Suit]] and gives a SmugSuper BadassBoast speech to Kaito, kinda reminds you how [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E21IronManVsLexLuthor puts on his Endo-Sym Armor]]:
--->'''Samus:''' Building a so-called god can't be to hard. I mean, as the most renowned Bounty Hunter in the galaxy; I'm just an alien woman from the future trapped in the now, a mere prisoner raging against the slow crawl of human evolution. '''In fact,''' '''[[AGodIAmNot I'm not playing God. All this time... I've]]''' '''''[[AGodIAmNot been]]''''' '''[[AGodIAmNot playing human!]]'''
** [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy]] [[IShallTauntYou taunting]] a ProudWarriorRaceGuy by calling [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Adel]] a [[Film/TheAvengers2012 full-tilt diva who wants flowers, parades, and a monument with his likeness]]. [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] everyone?
*** "[[Funny/TheAvengers2012 Uh... Shakespeare in the park?]] [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?]]" [[labelnote:Note]]Mitsuzane's first impression to [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Adel]] when he confronts him.[[/labelnote]]
*** "[[KneelBeforeZod I said...]] '''[[Comicbook/{{Loki}} KNEEL!]]'''" [[labelnote:Note]]When Adel makes his presence known in the human world and asks anyone to kneel. WordOfGod states it gives the impression that Adel is essentially what Loki would have been like if he became king of Asgard by dethroning Odin. This also applies the fact that his relationship [[CainAndAbel with Alain]] makes the latter the {{Expy}} of Thor.[[/labelnote]]
** [[LetsPlay/VanossGamingAndCompany STREME SPOATS!]]
* ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'': When Pinkie is first explaining Thor's backstory to Big Mac, she starts by giving him the basic information with what appears to be a [[Series/DoctorWho psychic headbutt]].
** During the epilogue, when Twilight is sealing away Tirek, she does so with the "Chains of [[FanFic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds Mag'ne]]".
** Gilda/The Juggernaut, during her fight with the Avengers, at one point shouts, "[[Film/XMenTheLastStand I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!]]"
** At the beginning of the story, Big Mac is shown reading what appears to be a pony version of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'': The author was really going for one or two Shout Outs per chapter, and it shows:
** [[Literature/{{Cujo}} A small child is attacked by a St. Bernard that used to be such a sweet dog.]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI “It’s a secret to everypony.”]]
** Several lines are actually lyrics from different songs, ranging from Music/TheEagles' "Hotel California" to Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller".
** A lot of Rose’s scenes have shout-outs to ''Fanfic/EyesWithoutAFace'', the author’s [[AuthorAppeal admitted most favorite MLP fanfic.]]
** [[Film/IronMan "Are they in a cave, WITH a box of scraps?"]]
** The words Twilight must say to a magic book in order to look up its contents? [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness "Klatuu Verata Nikto."]]
** Twilight at one point mentions World 8 of ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mare Sisters]]'' to describe [[ThatOneLevel doing something that's really hard.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians'': In keeping with his canon status as a PopCulturedBadass, Dresden tosses lots of references into his dialogue and narration.
** Pinkie Pie will occasionally get in on the act, such as calling Discord [[Franchise/StarTrek Q]].
** One chapter name is "Single Rainbow All The Way Across The Sky".
** "Princess Celestia" eats a banana while subjecting [[spoiler: Fancypants]] to exile. This is a possible reference to the popular fan-animation ''WebAnimation/FriendshipIsMagicBitch''.
** "If we made a deal, it was just a matter of time before the Nickleheads’ [[Series/{{Firefly}} sudden but inevitable betrayal.]]"
** "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice … been fooled, [[Music/TheWho won’t get fooled again.]]"
** [[Creator/MontyPython “Give up the whole demon thing and take up lumberjacking – I’ve heard it’s a pretty lucrative career. Plus, you get to dress up in women’s clothing and hang around in bars.”]]
** [[Literature/AnimalFarm Four legs good, two legs better.]]
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture one-point-twenty-one jiggawatts]]
** [[Literature/HarryPotter Well, unless it was one of those evil magical journals that was really serving as a container for the soul of a legendary dark wizard. Wizards named Harry have a bit of a bad record with those.]]
** [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} “Since almost everypony thinks you’re dead, you should sing a song about how you’re still alive!" ... When she was a couple lines in and fully occupied with a strange little song about how she considered this a triumph and was making a note about how big a success it was...]]
** The Gatekeeper says that there's a "young and impetuous" Warden called Jenkins; Pinkie asks if he's [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Leeroy]], to which Rashid says that he's [[Franchise/MassEffect Richard.]]
*** “Ah, yes, ‘settling disagreements.’ I thought we had dismissed that claim.”
** “Yes, well sometimes we have to use what tools are at our disposal, not the ones we want."
** [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes “Be vewy, vewy quiet, .... “I’m hunting wabbit.”]]
** [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} “Doesn’t anyone watch the good old classics anymore?” I put on a very bad imitation of an Austrian accent. “‘I’ll be back.’ ‘Hasta la vista, baby.’ Anyone?”]]
** [[Series/CSIMiami “Looks like Discord,” I paused for dramatic effect, “...just got stoned.” For some reason, that prompted Pinkie to scream "Yeeeeaaah!" and put on a pair of sunglasses.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyLittlePonyVs'': One of the mannequins animated by Esmeraude during the shopping mall fight does a brief [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] impression.
* ''FanFic/MystarasLittlePoniesFriendshipIsAdventuring'': A big one to ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. {{Exp|y}}ies of Dr. Doofensmirtz, Vanessa, and Perry the Platypus appear during a dance party.
** The Ghostly Gang, [[VideoGame/PacMan two of which were Bonnie and Clyde, were forced to retire after being chased around a maze by a giant yellow beholder. Afterwards, they had 3 daughters who they named Inky, Blinky and Pinkie.]]
* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'':
** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] makes one to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in a conversation with Franchise/{{Kirby}}.
** Link makes one to ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' in the beginning of Chapter 27 of the first story, when the group receives Skolar's Star Power.[[note]]Which is Star Storm, which is Poo's most powerful move.[[/note]]
** Link makes one to ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' in Chapter 17 of the second story, where he compares the Punies that are following the team to Olimar's Pikmin.[[note]]If you check the previously linked page, you'll see that that actually ''is'' a shout out to ''Pikmin'' in [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor the original game.]][[/note]]
** "Sheesh Mario, pull out an [[Franchise/FireEmblem Ike]] quote on us why don't you?"
** In chapter 45 of ''Super'', after Bowser calls Luigi "the guy in green", Luigi asks Bowser if he doesn't even remember his name. This is a reference to ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', where ''nobody'' [[ForgettableCharacter remembers Luigi's name]].
** Bowser has an obsession with the phrase "[[Anime/DragonBallZ over 9000]]".
* Episode 1 of ''[[http://youtu.be/aSYtBqPZDGc Phoenix Wright: Speed Attorney]]'' contains references to other ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' crossovers, specifically ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', ''[[http://youtu.be/7itpAVrpD-s Devil's Attorney]]'' and ''[[http://youtu.be/KUghlcqjh3I Phoenix Wright in the Mario World]]''. Phoenix brushes off the events of those fanfics as being AllJustADream due to too much coffee before bed, but Tails reminds him that they did, in fact, happen, as he brought a newspaper from Ponyville to remind Phoenix of the trial against Rainbow Dash.
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/778634/chapters/1465835 Port-Ed]]'': [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Nazz]] claims that her cousin worked part-time at [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Aperture Science]] and supposedly was also a test subject of the ASHPD. Despite what one review guessed, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436/ it's not Chell.]] (The author was glad the betareader of the story kept this shout out.)
* ''Fanfic/Reformations'':
** In this Teen Titans/Ranma 1/2 crossover, the author notes directly state that Ranma's reaction to his nightmare of Kuno's love confession was inspired by Vegeta's reaction to Goku's Kaioken when they fought on Earth.
* ''Fanfic/RevengeOfLavan'':
** The scientific name of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the witchweed plant]] is ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Bandora]] [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers repulsus]]''.
* ''FanFic/SuperMiyukiWorld'':The chapter titles (with the exception of the Prologue) reference various anime, but with the added twist of being named after the World that Miyuki and Yoshi visit during the chapter.
* ''Fanfic/SuperSentaiVsPowerRangersTheLiveblog'' contains several shout-outs toward not only ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'', but other works as well.
** The subplot in the ''Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai'' liveblog mentions that it's inspired by the skits-in-reviews a la {{WebVideo/The Nostalgia Critic}}, which continued in the ''Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers''' liveblog's arc.
** The elemental attacks that some of the All-Stars and Scouts perform, such as Solarbeam, Flamethrower, and Petal Dance, are named after and based on several {{Franchise/Pokemon}} moves.
** Some of Radiguet's lines and mannerisms are based on [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]].
-->'''Radiguet''': "And soon, I—no, we—will rule!"
** After Aka Red gives Sean a choice to either ascend as the Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger but cursed to wander forever or die, the latter not only calls the former out, but he makes his own rules. This is similar to the final episode of ''{{Anime/Puella Magi Madoka Magica}}'', where Madoka becomes hope and makes new rules to how the world will be run.
*** For another couple ''PMMM'' shoutouts, Rika says that the "Ultimate" in "Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger" was used as a nod to it without wanting to spoil it. [[spoiler:It's in reference to "Ultimate Madoka", and the Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger later becomes like a god in the Ranger worlds.]] Later in Act 33, in her despair, Rika mutters "...I'm such an idiot" before the Eldritch takes her, similar to what happened to Sayaka before she's turned into a witch.
** [[spoiler:Sean's ascension]] is also taken from the Nostalgia Critic merging with the Plot Hole in ''{{WebVideo/To Boldly Flee}}'', as admitted by the blogger.
* Many in How I Learned to Love the Wild Horse.
** When Donna finds Arnold eavesdropping on the conversation between Ranma and Mandy, (at the behest of the latter) he offers to let Donna listen in if she promises not to beat him up. To which she responded:
---> "I will not punch you."[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged]]
---> "Oddly specific..."
** Ranma's ring tone for his girlfriend Clover, is "Light your Heart Up" which is the theme song for Makonshoku Mako of Anime/{{Kill La Kill}}.
** The night Ranma and Samantha went all the way is the same night an amateur juggler broke into a mad scientist's lab and started dropping vials of Chronitons[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Futurama]], which is why the pair had very brief moments of clarity when they lost control over their hormones.

[[folder: ''CSI'']]
* Fanfiction.net has a humorous Series/{{CSI}} fanfic in which Ray takes 'Morpheus' as an online username, a shout out to his ''Film/TheMatrix'' role.

[[folder: ''Death Note'']]
* ''Fanfic/AllYouNeedIsLove'' is one to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' which is, naturally, also a TakeThat.
--> '''Light''': Those weapons of mass destruction are slippery little devils. I'm beginning to think that the notebook is secretly [[Literature/LordOfTheRings the one ring lacking both a dark overlord and a fiery Mount Doom in which to destroy it.]]
** And:
-->''For some reason Naomi found herself thinking of Film/TheGodfather, and the horse's head tossed into a bed. Except the horse's head was Matt's and it was Mello's leopard printed waterbed that was soaked in blood.''
** Naomi asks L why he thinks he's [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Batman]]. Also Mello seems to think he's Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* In the CrackFic ''FanFic/ACharmedLife'' Light bought a copy of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Icha-Icha magazine]] for their articles on Kira and L and later uses ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[BoldlyComing as an example]] when seriously considering pursuing a [[InterspeciesRomance relationship with Ryuk]]. Ryuk plays ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' with Light and ''Franchise/HaloReach'' with Matt online. There are also shout outs to ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Myth/JapaneseMythology and Myth/NorseMythology, as well as an allusion to the [[PlotParallel Matt/Mello pairing]].
* There are ''tons'' in a ''FanFic/ACureForLove'': Matt hums the ''StarWars'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8 Imperial March]]" when [[BigBad Kira]] enters [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the meeting room.]] Also when Light gets a scar on one of their misadventures of getting shot at he grumbles in his InternalMonologue that it makes him look like ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Also in the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me deleted scenes]] Mello compares Light to the ByronicHero Heathcliff of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and his FreudianExcuse [[FridgeBrilliance is similar in this ficverse.]] There's a stealth one with the OriginalCharacter V who has a [[ComicBook/VForVendetta vendetta]]. Also "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Matt had just been spectacularly killed by a zombie riding a unicycle]]" and Near points out that [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "One does not simply walk into Mordor."]] Also when Light confides in L about [[DealWithTheDevil his little problem]] and why he can't just quit: "Think of [[Theatre/DoctorFaustus Faust]], L. It's Faust on a shorter time scale." And [[spoiler: Light's ultimate scheme]] is a shout out to ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.
* In ''Fanfic/KiraSweetheart'' there's a Shout Out to the [[AdvertisingCampaigns "Got Milk?"]] commercial, L dreams of TabletopGame/CandyLand, [[PerkyGoth Misa shops at Hot Topic]], "An Excellent Day For An Exorcism" is a quote from ''Film/TheExorcist'', Rem's line [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLgPNilXHM4 "The conversion has already begun"]] is a Shout Out to Music/{{Disturbed}}, L declares [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd "I am the law,"]], [[spoiler: L gets Ryuk]] hooked on ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', [[Series/{{House}} Dr. House]] is Light's attending physician, L pays for [[spoiler: Light's surgery]] with his [[Film/BatmanForever L-Credit Card]], Light and L watch ''Manga/BlackButler'', and the title of the last chapter, Sugarcoat, aside from being an IncrediblyLamePun was inspired by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2gCAiDETM the song]] by Music/BreakingBenjamin. Also there's a couple of stealth ones: one to Film/TheGodfather ([[spoiler: even badass mafia hitmen know it's not fun getting stabbed in the hand]]). Another scene is inspired by an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[spoiler: where the doctor restricts the crew from eating their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood favorite foods]] and [[WholePlotReference they deal with it by trying to switch their plates around.]]]]
* In the [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''FanFic/MyStupidReality'' the first books Light read as a child that had any substance to them were ''[[Literature/EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', ''Literature/EndersGame'', and ''Literature/BattleRoyale''--this is what causes the canon divergence because after finishing this reading list young Light Yagami decides it might be more prudent to [[ObfuscatingStupidity hide his genius]]. Later when on the run [[FallenHero from L]], Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads them [[{{Film/Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]] There are also shout outs to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.

[[folder: ''Digimon'']]
* The ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' includes several {{Shout Out}}s to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' such as this scene:
-->'''Gabrielle:''' '''''Anyway, it seems things are getting pretty messed up in the Eastern Quadrant. The Second already got her Omnivice.'''''
-->'''D.C:''' ''The second? The second Archangel?''
-->'''Gabrielle:''' '''''No, dummy, the second EVA pilot. Of course I mean the second Archangel!'''''
-->'''D.C''': ''[[LampshadeHanging You know, for someone who has been inside a glass tube for thirteen years, you certainly know your anime stuff.]]''

[[folder: ''Doctor Who'']]
* ''' EVERYTHING''' in the Series/DoctorWho webcomic ''Webcomic/SecondEmpire''.
** Seriously, ''DO NOT'' play the DrinkingGame/TVTropesDrinkingGame if you plan on including all the {{ShoutOut}}s in this thing. It'll be very, ''very'' bad for your health.
*** How bad is it? The summary (Two Dalek Empires fight for the future of the Dalek race) is a ShoutOut to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance Of The Daleks]] and it just goes downhill from there.

[[folder: ''Ed, Edd n Eddy'']]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436/ Ed, Edd, Eddy n Edna]]'': [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[MadnessMantra Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[RuleOfThree Can't sleep, clowns will eat me,]] [[MemeticMutation Can't sleep, clowns will eat me."]]
** The story itself is full of shout outs to other works, usually due to AuthorAppeal. For instance, chapter 16 starts with [[OriginalCharacter Edna]] and May watching a ''Franchise/OnePiece'' movie and chapter 21 starts with the four Eds watching {{Wrestling/WWE}} Summerslam.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7614248/ The Ed Of The World]]'': Ed's theory of the moon getting out of orbit and striking Earth may be a reference to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', though it may be just a coincidence.

[[folder: ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']]
* ''The FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy'' has a few, both in-universe and otherwise.
** In the first story, the three main characters sneak into besieged Central City using a hot air balloon, which is a CallBack of sorts to the 2003 anime adaptation.
** Edward Elric's son is named Lucas, after Luke Triton from the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games.
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime showed a photograph of Roy Mustang after the end of the series in which he has a mustache, for reasons unexplained. Many members of the fandom prefer to believe that, as the picture in question belonged to Ed, he had drawn the mustache onto it; this EpilepticTree is firmly planted in the fanfic.

[[folder: ''Glee'']]
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6152050/1/Whose_Gay_Line_Is_It_Anyways Whose Gay Line Is It Anyway]], the Series/{{Glee}} club plays a game of [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Questions Only.]] Slash (and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]]) ensues.
-->'''Puck:''' Do you come here often?
-->'''Kurt:''' Do you normally cruise an art gallery looking for fashionable and attractive men?

[[folder: ''Gravity Falls'']]
* At one point in ''Fanfic/FakingIt'' when Bill is suggesting to Dipper different things they could conquer, he suggests taking over a "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Tri-state area]]."

[[folder: ''Harry Potter'']]
* Arabella and Zsenya's epic fanfiction ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?chapno=1&storyid=619 After the End]]'' contains a significant ShoutOut to an in-fandom joke: in the {{Shipping}} wars, the Good Ship Harry/Hermione had the iconic symbol of pumpkin pie. In ''After the End,'' (a fic that is ''very'' Ron/Hermione, based on a website that is strongly geared towards the same) Ron angrily tells his mother that [[TakeThat he hates pumpkin pie.]]
* A.L. de Sauveterre's ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=191&chapno=1 Harry Potter and the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus]]'' pushes over into ReferenceOverdosed, which works with the fairly tongue-in-cheek tone of the story. A short sample:
** The prologue refers to a tapestry with the cast of ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' on it (with the implication that Harry may be descended from the Pevensies).
** Colin Creevey dressing up for Halloween as famed (Muggle) photographer Annie Liebovitz.
** Draco Malfoy is encouraged to read Creator/ErnestHemingway's ''Death in the Afternoon.''
** Literature/TheThreeMusketeers (all four of them) show up in paintings to give Ron love advice, and continue to pursue the now-vampiric [[FemmeFatale Milady]].
* In ''FanFic/TheJadedEyesSeries'' Harry/Tristan is friends with a werewolf OC named [[{{Wolverine}} Logan]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} the Gargoyles of Avalon.]] Also Tristan names his faerie familiar [[Literature/PeterPan Tinkerbell.]]
* In ''FanFic/TheLieIveLived'', a throwaway line has Harry saying, "Yeah, just call me 'Ambassador Potter', expert at foreign diplomacy and purveyor of international goodwill." This refers to one of author's other works [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350 Bungle in the Jungle]].
* In ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'', there are several shout outs, including ones to ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. What's most notable, though, is that at one point, this trope is lampshaded (along with everything else).
-->'''Snape:''' POTTER! Enough about your mythological creatures and your obscure Muggle literature!
* In ''Fanfic/TheOllivanderChildren'', by vifetoile, a certain theory of wandless magic is called Weatherwax magic (a shout-out to Literature/{{Discworld}}) and the {{Muggle}} character, Mark, makes frequent references to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' and ''''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8106168/1/Weres-Harry Weres Harry?]]'' when the new Marauders are tasked with organizing the now "Tri-Tri-Wizard Tournament," they pattern the new tasks after the trials the Dread Pirate Roberts overcomes in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
* All chapter titles in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9776859/1/Blaze-Into-the-Inferno Blaze: Into the Inferno]]'' are literary references, mostly to Robert Frost poems.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4780695/15/A-Collection-of-Harmonious-OneShots A Collection of Harmonious OneShots]]'' Sirius pleads to be given Peter Pettigrew's rat Animagus form.
-->'''Sirius:''' Let me have it, Harry. I can make it look like an accident... a suicide... [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents a series of unfortunate events]]...

[[folder: ''His Dark Materials'']]
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/35939 Like gold to ayery thinnesse beate]]'' has Will doubling over in laughter when [[spoiler: Lyra]] tells him she put a [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia wardrobe over an opening to another world.]]

[[folder: ''Kingdom Hearts'']]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9518583/1/11-Drunk-Nobodies-Play-Slender 11 Drunk Nobodies Play Slender]] has a ton of them:
** [[WholePlotReference The whole fic]] is a ShoutOut to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXwkfSmYkf4 11 Drunk Guys Play Slender]] and ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'' in general.
** [[NotSoAboveItAll Saix]] is apparently obsessed with the game [[VideoGame/MiamiShark New York Shark.]]
** In their game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, Xaldin and Demyx call out [[Creator/ChuckNorris Chuck Norris]] and [[Franchise/StarTrek Mr. Spock]] respectively.
** Xaldin calls the random appearance of the author's friend's OriginalCharacter a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Big-Lipped Alligator Moment.]]
** Demyx refers to the ''Website/YouTube'' video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hddCpJ8MfVo "some guy yells at some cats"]] when Slender Man shows up for the first time: [[OhCrap "RUN! FLUCKING RUN! YAAAH!]]
** When Roxas is scared to play the game, Axel decides it's "time to go [[Anime/GhostStories Hajime Aoyama]] on his ass!" Roxas' crying is later compared to [[TheUnintelligible Keiichirou's.]]
** Luxord, who's too drunk to speak right, tells Roxas to "go [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Modder Wadfern 2 all over [Slender Man's] ass!"]]
** Axel sings, "Roasty toasty Slender, roasty toasty Slender!" like Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
** After Xigbar calls Roxas "Rocky," Axel tries to sing the ''Franchise/Rocky'' theme music.
** A drunk Lexaeus screams [[LiveActionTV/DrakeAndJosh "COCK-A-DOODLE DOO, THE COW SAYS MOO!"]] when he gets a page.
** [[Main/TheIncredibleHulk "LEX SMASH!"]]
** It turns out that Zexion and Lexaeus are fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.''
** [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext When his daughter from the future shows up to say hello,]] Demyx insists that she much be confusing him for someone else, like [[WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia the Netherlands.]]
** Somehow, Future!Luxord got Demyx' daughter [[Series/DoctorWho stuck in the Time Vortex.]]
** When Zexion snaps and attacks Xigbar, Axel yells "WOOOOO! [[Franchise/MortalKombat MORTAL KOMBAT!"]] and Roxas tries to sing the theme song.
** To Larxene's annoyance, the boys reference ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' when Marluxia finds a giant rock.
** Marluxia jumps into Larxene's arms ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' when he gets scared.
** Xigbar and Demyx have apparently watched ''Film/MeanGirls'': "Four for you, [[MistakenForPregnant Mama Axel]], you go, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Mama Axel!]] And-none-for-Larxy-and-Mar-Mar-bye!"
** [[Manga/SoulEater "ZEXION CHOP!"]]
** Demyx's DrunkenSong is a variation on the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' theme song.
--> '''Demyx''': Slender Man, Slender Man
---> Does whatever a Slender can
---> Can he swing, from a web?
---> I dunno, I'm way too drunk
---> Look out, he is the Slender Man

[[folder: ''The Legend of Korra'']]
* In ''AMillionMilesOfFun'', the very title of which is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1fzJ_AYajA song]] reference:
** Chi-enhancing tea [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAvatarState is still a thing]] in the Avatarverse.
** It appears that [[MagmaMan lavabending]] {{Punch Clock Villain}}s are as likely as [[WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn violent pink unicorns]] to [[{{Squick}} cringe]] at [[MessOnAPlate messes on plates]] sold by {{Greasy Spoon}}s.
** [[TheBrute P'Li]] [[Series/ParksAndRec knows what she's about]] when she [[BigEater orders off the family value menu]].

[[folder: ''The Lord of the Rings'']]
* In ''FanFic/MarksOfTime'', chapter 15, the characters watch two old films, ''Film/SomewhereInTime'' and ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', and make references to their plots.

[[folder: ''Merlin'']]
* ''Fanfic/TheStudentPrince'':
** Gwen compares riding the train to St. Andrews to being on [[Franchise/HarryPotter the Hogwarts Express]]. She doesn't realise [[WizardingSchool just how apt her comparison is]].
** After seeing Arthur's plane, Merlin asks, "[[Franchise/StarWars Can it make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?]]"

[[folder:''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'']]
* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'':
** In the revised version of chapter 7 (side Luna), Elusive does a BigYes in the style of [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Frank Nelson]].
** Chapter 11 (side Luna) mentions a cartoonist named Charlie-Horse M. Schulz and [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} his work]], which includes a SecurityBlanket.
* ''Fanfic/AHairyProblem'': A new pony in town, Sandalwood, is a deliberate AlternateUniverse version of DJ Martinez from ''[[Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl All-American Girl]]''.
** [[spoiler: Applejack's first werewolf transformation is largely based on the famous sequence in [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon An American Werewolf in London]] with some changes due to her being a pony]]
** The latest book in the Daring Do novel series is ''Daring Do and the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Philosopher's Legacy]]''
** The three main characters of ''The Golden Armor'' make a brief appearance in a restaurant setting, and later end up [[spoiler:saving Applejack from making a bad situation worse]] where one of the trio is thanked by name.
* ''FanFic/AllAmericanGirl'':
** "Wrote lots of books and spells, head of the mage guild, Princess Celestia’s protor…[[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} protoss]]…personal apprentice!"
** One of the worlds' most popular movie series is ''FanFic/ArddunLleuad''.
** "Well, my parents were both military, and my mom has a small armory she keeps around the house for weapons reference for her artwork, so yeah, I know how to shoot. Learned on Dad’s [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Seburo M5 9mm]]."
*** The title of the sidestory anthology -- ''Be Human'' -- is a reference to one of the ScottMatthew songs from SAC, and in universe it's DJ's favorite song, for [[PinocchioSyndrome obvious reasons]].
** When a young Mike asks his sister for advice in dating DJ -- an alien -- his sister questions whether or not he'll wake up one day with DJ talking about [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic ‘yellow perpendicular with making blue bisector’]].
*** Funnily enough, years later one of DJ's favorite games is shown to be a future version of ''Star Wars: The Old Republic''.
** To continue the StarWars references, when Cadance asks Lyra on advice for childrearing, Lyra makes light of how things have changed between former foalsitter and foalsat:
-->'''Lyra:''' “Just don’t expect me to do the whole Darth Vader thing.”
-->'''Cadance:''' “Darth…Vader?”
-->'''Lyra:''' “''Star Wars'' reference – hubby’s a big fan of those old movies. ‘When I left you, I was but the learner; now ''I'' am the master.’”
** During a Halloween party, Erica dresses up as the assassin Ambika from ''[[{{Webcomic/ClaudeAndMonet}} Claude & Monet]].''
** In chapter 11 the Changelings get "educated" on the difference between [[Series/StargateSG1 tacics meant for terror]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ps9iMH1N4 tactics meant for war]] by the Belgian special forces.
*** The start of chapter 6 shows several characters travelling through a portal from Earth to Equestria, and it's described as very similar to a Stargate.
** Derpy's otherdimensional-sensing device is known as the {{Music/Stereolab}}.
*** For that matter, she boards an airship called the ''Serene Velocity'', also the name of a Stereolab album.
** Somebody claims that mystery girl Subaru may be a student at [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Furinkan High School]] in Nerima.
*** For that matter, Tsubasa and her fellow students attend Tamagawa Mikami High School [[note]]better known as the school attended by Sakura Kasugano of VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha fame[[/note]].
** One original character is named [[Music/CocteauTwins Tiny Dynamine]] and her unusual magic aura resembles butterflies.
** Combined with a lovely TakeThat in the following line:
-->'''Discord:''' "Would you care for a cupcake? Never cared for them myself. [[{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}} Too bloody]]."
* ''FanFic/AMinorVariation'':
** Rarity's [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} introduction to Discord]].
-->'''Rarity''': Discord, the Spirit of Disharmony? Good evening, my name is Rarity Bell. As a member of the country and world of Equestria, I ask you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the next convenient parallel dimension.
** When Rarity mentions how Nightmare Moon was banished to the moon, Jackie wants he to clarify whether she was imprisoned IN the moon, or having adventures on the surface [[Blog/{{Moonstuck}} in the form of an adorable filly]].
** One of Fluttershy's Omega Flight classmates is named [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]], who ends up carried off by a tornado to a faraway land.
* ''{{FanFic/Anthropology}}'':
** When Lyra first meets Nathan, he's wearing a shirt with the word [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Aperture]] on it.
** Chapter 29 contains a reference to Music/TayZonday's popular song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA Chocolate Rain]]''.
* ''FanFic/DeathIsForcedToTakeAVacation'': As with any work that Anon e Mouse Jr. participates in, these happen.
** Chapter 1:
*** Helheim, the Lady of Death in this dimension, is named for the region where the dishonorable dead (meaning those who didn't die in battle) go in Norse mythology. Related to this, one of her other Reapers is named Nidhogg, after the creature that gnaws on the world tree Yggdrasil.
** Chapter 2:
*** Fall Harvest reveals his knowledge of Earth pony magic applied to farming; his information, including the consequences of letting things grow too fast, are based in part on Applejack's own knowledge in ''FanFic/ProjectSunflower''.
*** Fall Harvest’s bit about grinding up someone and putting them through the finest sieve references a similar line in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''; this was Evilhumour's idea.
*** Fall Harvest remembers, to himself, a story from another adjunct of Death from another dimension who was waiting for a soul to realize they were dead; their story is the events of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Hitch-Hiker".
** Chapter 4:
*** Fall Harvest is an Adjunct of Death, currently hiding his identity, who says that "I'm just a guy on vacation." A mortal who's mistakenly believed to be [[TheGrimReaper Death]], or at least the inspiration for him, says the exact same thing on a regular basis in ''FanFic/MakeAWish''.
*** Fall Harvest paraphrases the last lines of the last strip from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Helheim promptly lampshades it.
** Chapter 5:
*** It is mentioned how a speedster ran to the end of the universe, pursued by their Death (or at least one of the Deaths of that universe); having literally reached the end of their universe, that Death ceased to be. These events take place in ''Franchise/TheFlash'' Vol 2 #141, when Wally West ran to the end of the universe and back to escape the Black Flash. (This reference was also Evilhumour's idea.)
** Chapter 6:
*** Two of the ponies named in this chapter are Redbird and Blackwing. Redbird’s name comes from the car used by ComicBook/{{Robin}}; Blackwing is the name of a starfighter squadron that plays a minor role in ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Star Wars - X-Wing #5: Wraith Squadron]]''. In the same chapter, the character of Green Lake is named for Camp Green Lake in ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', and the character of Light Peanut is inspired by the character of Rube from ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' (these last two were Evilhumour's idea).
*** At least some of the scenes set in the afterlife are inspired by scenes from the ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures'' series and the ''[[Creator/BruceCoville Camp Haunted Hills]]'' series.
* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'':
** Moondancer's lashing out and calling Twilight "snooty and stuck-up" in class one day was inspired by a similar scene in ''[[Literature/MagicShop Juliet Dove, Queen of Love]]''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The title character is painfully shy, and at times gets desperate to turn negative attention onto someone else (usually someone who's harassing her), causing her to verbally lash out. Late in the story, she finds out that most of her classmates don't realize she's shy - they believe her behavior is because she's just stuck-up and thinks she's better than them. Juliet is honestly surprised by this, and one of her class bullies (whom she'd just admitted the truth to) is equally surprised by Juliet's own confession of being shy.[[/labelnote]]
** Velvet's line of "Come to Grandmare" is a direct quote of one of her ''only'' lines in canon as of the fic's publication (specifically from ''The Crystalling, part 2'').
** [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon's declaration of "'''Now, oh fools, you shall deal with me and all the powers of Erebus, the everlasting Darkness!'''" was inspired by [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent's]] BadassBoast in the 1959 film.]]
** Word Of God is that Scootaloo's real parentage is one to another fic, and will be identified in the first sequel.
** The final author's note, announcing the next story in the series, is purposely styled after the announcements at the end of most of the ''Film/JamesBond'' films of the 1960s-1980s.
** The sequel's title (but ''only'' the title), ''A Case of Family'', was inspired by that of the Creator/MichaelCrichton novel ''Literature/ACaseOfNeed''.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'':
** Crescent Rose is a reference to the scythe weapon of [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose]]. Strengthening the connection is her apparent penchant for cookies.
** [=NightMare=] Moon's chant as she casts a forest of thorns around Canterlot is spoken to the same cadence as Maleficent's as she does the same to King Stefan's castle in ''[[Disney/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]]''. Fitting, since [=NightMare=] Moon was effectively an {{Expy}} of Maleficent in the pilot.
** The scene where Selena finds Tiberius and makes him her familiar is an almost word-for-word remake of a similar scene in FanFic/TheNuptialverse.
** Discord turns a canary inside-out, undoubtedly a reference to [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Magic Man]].
* [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]:
** The fic is full of these, even from the main character's name, Loose Change, calling out a prominent 9/11 truther film to fit in with her crazed conspiracy beliefs.
** The LemonyNarrator uses the phrase "hot topic" in passing, which is then followed with a tiny "Buy MLP shirts today!"
** One of the cited sources in the bibliography on Starswirl the Bearded is written by "Fedora the Neckbearded".
** Princess Luna, during her transition into Nightmare Moon, was quoted to be [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]]. This is then followed by [[Music/LinkinPark Linkin' Park]] lyrics.
** The LemonyNarrator mentions many snack food brands, like Doritos and Skittles, even going so far to call for compensation in the Bibliography for the free advertising.
* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': One of [[spoiler: Doa’s false deaths, in her nightmare, draws from Georgie Denbrough’s death via having his arm ripped out of its socket in ''Literature/{{It}}''.]] There are even more in the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'':
** Nurse Crystal is an OC of Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom/[=FIMFiction=] user Tangent, who provided the name of the story.
** Batty, another OC for Tangent, appears briefly in chapter 4.
** The ''FanFic/OldManHenderson'' story is referenced in chapter 7 as "Old Mare Henderson".
** Twilight gives a near exact quote from ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Star Wars: X-Wing #4 - The Bacta War]]'', only replacing a character name with “We”.
** Discord similarly borrows the majority of one of Commander Khashoggi's lines (changing the last word into a longer phrase) from ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou''. He later paraphrases the MajorGeneralSong.
** In chapter 8, Discord references ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'' with the line "I do six impossible things before breakfast", a variation on a line originally spoken by the White Queen.
** In chapter 9, Twilight describes dragons as both “extreme omnivores” and “obligate silicavores”, in reference to a scene from Saphroneth’s ''FanFic/TheUnicornAtHogwarts'' where she used the same phrasings.
** Also in chapter 9, Spliced mentions (when explaining why she doesn’t want to anger beings like Discord) that “[[FateWorseThanDeath You’d be surprised what you can live through]], even ''without'' my kind of immortality.” The first half of that sentence references the ArcWords from ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''.
** Chapter 11 mentions one of Spliced’s old classmates who, during a history exam, made a mistake involving a war from long before their time - he thought it was named after one of the generals involved instead of the piece of territory where most of the fighting took place. This references a scene from the ''[[Literature/TheCurseOfTheBlueFigurine Johnny Dixon]]'' book ''The Drum, The Doll and the Zombie'', in which the title character's father is noted as having made the same mistake on his own history exam (he thought UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar involved a general named Peloponnesian, instead of primarily taking place in the Peloponnese region). However, unlike the character Spliced mentions, Major Dixon acknowledged and accepted his error when it was pointed out.
** During the aforementioned scene in chapter 11, Spliced refers to one of her classmates as “a gasbag of ego”. The same phrase was used by an annoyed character to describe one of her squadron mates in ''Star Wars: X-Wing #7 - Solo Command''.
** In chapter 14, Spliced references a quote from Socrates: "I am the wisest [man] alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."
** The valley Twilight mentions as the setting for a weather control experiment (or rather, ''lack'' of weather control) is based on [[Franchise/{{Tremors}} Perfection Valley]].
** During their discussion on weather control, Spliced names a method of creating new clouds that is straight out of ''Star Wars: X-Wing #2 - Wedge's Gamble''.
** Still in the same discussion, Twilight discusses the creation of rainbows; the methodology used comes from a scene in [=RealityCheck=]'s ''FanFic/TheAudience''. So does her usage of the term "morphic resonance field control".
** During Chapter 15's scene in Rainbow Dash’s house, Rainbow Dash mentions that a compound named pyrobloin is mixed into the vapor used to make cloudstone. This is almost exactly how sea clouds and island clouds (like Skypeia) are created in ''Manga/OnePiece'', except there pyrobloin seems to be a naturally occurring compound that's expelled into the atmosphere via volcanoes.
** In the same chapter, Twilight mentions that she's looking for an emotion that she can use to manually trigger her flaming form (the one triggered by her RageBreakingPoint in ''Feeling Pinkie Keen''), and that she needs a positive one, since negative ones burden the spirit. This is inspired by a scene in chapter 23 of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2163216/1/The-Truth-and-the-Tempest The Truth and the Tempest]]''. The method she's currently using is reminiscent of [[Manga/OnePiece Sanji’s "Hell Memories"]] technique.
* ''FanFic/TheFirstStepsOfTheRestOfYourLife'': [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hydro Pump]].
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsMagicTheAdventuresOfSpike'':
** "[[Film/{{Zombieland}} It was time to buck up or shut up]]."
** After an upset Twilight goes to confront Shining Armor over not telling her about the wedding 'til last minute, Spike wonders if she sent him to a [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow gender-flipped alternate universe]].
** The last three chapters of the "Canterlot Wedding" arc are listed under the name "[[Series/DoctorWho When A Good Dragon Goes To War]]". For bonus points, the Doctor himself cameos.
** The apparent code phrase to magically grow Spike's temporary wings is "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_Me_To_The_Moon Fly Me To the Moon]]".
** The first arc after Spike starts WalkingTheEarth is called "[[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Spike of (Saddle) Arabia]]".
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicDiscordDidIt'':
** "I'll just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKrtbUinWOU kill them with my awesome.]]"
** Velvet refers to a dream about pink elephants and [[Franchise/WinniethePooh honey-stealing weasels.]]
** The "Grab onto our tongues!" scene from ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' is referenced at one point.
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsOptimalTheLawOfficesOfArtemisStellaAndBeat'': To ''Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which inspired Vibrant's MajorGeneralSong.
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'':
** During an argument with Rarity, Applejack comments that "[[FanFic/AhAintGotNoAckcent Ah ain't got no accent!]]" In fact, the entire subplot going on there appears to be based on that fic.
** Checker Monarch appears to be based on [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]], a perfectionist ManipulativeBitch {{Chessmaster}} who is jealous of a younger sibling whom she bullies and has an overbearing father. Moreover, both characters are deeply insecure beneath all their arrogance.
** Trixie is apparently a big fan of the ''[[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Trotter]]'' novels.
** Several {{Shout Out}}s to the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' were included due to the author being friends with Alexwarlorn.
** The charity play Trixie puts on with help from her friends [[spoiler: and Princess Luna]] is "Rescue at Midnight Castle", the original G1 ''MyLittlePony'' special.
*** She later tells the story of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] to the Cake Twins. [[spoiler:Both of those stories are used by Trixie to defeat Checker in her final dream attack.]]
** Ditzy, when talking about [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup how she accidentally wrecked city hall with her flank]], says that isn't the only time it's happened, and starts to recount [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant another time it's happened]] until she remembers the Doctor told her not to tell anyone about it.
** While travelling through the Everfree Forest, the Cutie Mark Crusaders realize their path will go past Zecora's hut. Scootaloo suggests a path leading off the one to Zecora's hut, [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks but Apple Bloom quickly shuts down that idea after remembering where it goes]].
** Pinkie Pie doesn't make Fanfic/{{cupcakes}} where audiences can see anymore, and angrily mutters about wanting to sue someone for defamation of character.
** In chapter 11, Applejack mentions a time Twilight messed up a spell and sent the six of them to a [[FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow gender-flipped alternate universe]].
** Chapter 12 takes some references to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler:including Checker's OneWingedAngel transformation into an Ursa Major referencing the Shadows' transformations.]]
** Pinkie's dream [[spoiler:(confrontation with Checker)]] in chapter 12 contains references to both ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]].
* ''FanFic/TheGodSquad'': To the various properties that the squad comes across in its travels.
* ''{{FanFic/Hands}}'': All the time, though no one ever gets Andrew's references.
** [[spoiler:The two people onboard the Enterprise whose iPhone Andrew and Twilight discover are named after the main characters from VideoGame/DeadSpace.]]
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': To ''Film/SherlockHolmes''. For a while, the duel between Twilight and [[spoiler:Esteem]] plays out just like the one between Holmes and Moriarty in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]''.
--> ''His advantage: Experience. [[spoiler:Our advantages]]: Power. Mobility.''
** During that same fight with [[spoiler:Esteem]], Twilight makes one to the famous tank chase from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'':
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' [[BadassBoast Where have you run to now? Nothing can save you from me,]] [[spoiler:[[BadassBoast Esteem]]]]! [[BadassBoast Not ponies! Not puppets! Not gods!]]
** And to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'':
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' How do you feel?
-->'''Princess Luna,[[spoiler: newly infused with Terra's magic]]:''' Taller.
** Titan is [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 ASSUMING CONTROL OF THIS FORM]].
*** [[spoiler:Twilight's]] Godslayer spell is more or less a magical version of the Thanix cannon. Later versions even use the same combination of elements as the Normandy's main gun.
** Rarity and Esteem have a conversation taken almost word for word from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'':
-->'''Esteem:''' “It is useless to resist! Don’t let yourself be destroyed as your mother did!”
** Nihilus' name is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Darth Nihilus]].
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': Queen!Twilight's [[CompellingVoice mind control spell]] is very similar to a [[Franchise/CodeGeass Geass]]. In fact, her statement when shutting down Cadence's magic -- "Never use magic again!" -- is very similar to Lelouch's "Never speak again!" moment with Mao. Lezard even refers to this ability as "the Power of the Queen", and his explanation of how it works sounds very similar to the mechanics of Lelouch's Geass.
** When Applejack finally gets a chance to confront Queen!Twilight, the latter states "[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Element of Honesty... Come to die.]]"
*** When Apple Bloom meets with [[spoiler:Trixie in the afterlife]], it plays out similar to a scene between Harry and [[spoiler:Dumbledore]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]''.
** When Lezard brings up reincarnation and its implied EternalRecurrence, the phrase "[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 All this has has happened before, and all this may happen again]]" comes up.
* ''FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor'', and its sequel ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'':
** There are quite a lot to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', being the story heavily inspired by Tolkien’s works.
*** The title of the first story itself is a reference to a quote from ''The Fellowship of the Ring''.
---> '''Bilbo''': '''It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door'''. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
*** The same applies to ''Besides the Will of Evil'':
--->'''Frodo:''' "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."\\
'''Gandalf: ''' "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, '''besides the will of evil'''. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought."
*** Balrogs are mentioned as one of the possible threats outside of Equestria, and as one possible identity for the creature lurking in the cave in the Drackenridge Mountains.
*** Gildedale and the Daleponies stand in for Rohan and the Rohirrim.
*** The deer of Shimmerwood are fairly clearly meant to be Tolkien’s Elves, and Lady Falalauria is specifically an {{expy}} of Galadriel.
*** In ''A Day for Spike and Twilight'', it’s revealed that the current emperor of the dragons is named [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Ancalagon, and his predecessor was Glaurâg]].
*** Many of the prominent deer characters are based on those found in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Lady Falalauria is based on Galadriel, and besides her most elk are named after prominent elves, such as the elk king Gil-Galad, or Feanor and Glorfindel. Reiziger shares traits with both Sauron and Morgoth, including one of his old names, Annatar, which was one of Sauron's many aliases.
*** The monsters Reiziger has created for his armies include fell beasts and ungoliants.
** One of the titles the author was originally considering for ''Besides the Will of Evil'' was ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The Crawling Caribou]]''.
** When Rainbow Dash first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns, she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind"]]. Even better, her mentor who had also been taught by the pronghorns was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an expy of a past-gen pony by that name.
** Dragons are apparently from [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Carcosa]].
* ''FanFic/KnightsOfEquestria'': There's quite a few Series/DoctorWho references spread throughout both stories... [[JustifiedTrope which is a given]] since the Doctor is a character in both.
* ''Fanfic/LettersFromADisgruntledFriendshipStudent'': [[Creator/JeffDunham "Once you go Purple, you never go back!"]]
** [[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries "I encouraged her to get professional help for her addiction, but she just left all huffy, claiming she could quit anytime she wanted."]]
*** Though unintentional, Twilight's demeanor throughout this series is nearly identical to her "Mentally Advanced" persona, especially in the cynicism department. The only thing that really distinguishes the two parodies in tone is that Mentally Advanced Twilight would be too terrified of Celestia to back-talk her like Disgruntled Twilight does.
** "If Trixie ever comes back, I'm gonna get her in bed with me, just to show her that I'm better than her physically, mentally, and sexually. [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Three points, you dirty whore.]]"
** [[Film/BlazingSaddles "So the next plan was to make an exact copy of Ponyville. Every building, every store front, every rock and every tree, right down to the orange roof on Howard Hooves' outhouse. And we actually managed to do it. But then when I realized that you were already on your way, we were going to need a little more time. I raced out with my friends to try and build a hilariously out-of-place toll booth to slow you down even more."]]
** There's a lot of references to ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' throughout the series.
*** "Rainbow Dash's weather team got a tornado going and flung all the snow over to the next town, so it's Molestia's problem now."
*** "Rainbow tried to set a record for the most ball bounces off her head. And this is a seriously freaking amazing ball. You have got to check it out sometime."
*** Also, references to Rarity's giant hats, the song "Princess of the Night", etc.
** [[FanFic/RainbowFactory "Two: I've gathered further evidence that Pinkie is turning into a carnivore. I mean, she tasted the rainbow pools, and everypony knows how the rainbows are made."]]
** To ''VideoGame/MarioKart'': "I heard if you paint it red it'll home in on the closest pony, and if you paint it blue and put spikes on it, it'll automatically home in on the pony that is succeeding the most in life."
** Twilight comments that "[[Film/ReignOfFire dragons are supposed to have great vision during the day, and even better vision at night]]."
** Twilight suggests that if Fluttershy really wants to get out of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy hurricane duty]], she should just tell everypony she has [[Franchise/ResidentEvil the T-Virus]].
* ''FanFic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': Perhaps unsurprisingly given one of the author's [[Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians other works]] there are one or two references to ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** Cloudkicker also makes reference to a spell called FanFic/BackgroundPony, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin makes everyone else nearby ignore you.]]
* ''FanFic/TheLightInTheDarkness'': Pinkie Pie is a fan of the Creator/MarxBrothers.
* ''{{Fanfic/Magnetism}}'': To ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', after Rainbow successfully makes cereal. The line before is a shout out to an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Homer makes cereal and it catches fire.
* ''FanFic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo'': The entire premise of the story is to insert Scootaloo into different origin stories.
** Two of the latest chapters have seen WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft and FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow referenced.
** Spike's story is a mash-up of elements from ''Film/JamesBond, Series/BurnNotice'', and ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
** The author apparently loves Animaniacs, as Cadence's chapter featured 'mini mares' who find Princess Scootaloo, three of whom are named Yakko, Wakko and Dot. Later, in Discord's chapter, the chaos god opens with his version of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' theme.
** According to Snips and Snails, Scootaloo is a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer vampire slayer]], with Twilight as her Watcher, the rest of the CMC as her team, and Angel Bunny as her vampire lover. Spike, who is the audience while Twilight is getting much-needed reprieve from the madness, is less than enthused to be cast as the villain.
** Rainbow Dash combines ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' with ''TheIncredibleHulk''.
** Zecora borrows material from Creator/DrSeuss.
** In the intro, brfore the origin stories start, there is a reference to the CMC summoning a "winged squid creature" while trying to be witches. The context seems to imply it was [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].
** A nasty rumor involving Pinkie Pie's cupcakes is mentioned, then subverted when Twilight reveals it's [[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} not what we think]].
** A nasty rumor involving Pinkie Pie's cupcakes is mentioned, then subverted when Twilight reveals it's [[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} not what we think]]... [[spoiler:The rumor was actually that Pinkie used [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous artificial sweeteners.]]]]
* ''FanFic/MemoriesOfDaysLongPast'': Pinkie provides most of these; in the prologue, upon hearing the setup, she directly references ''Film/{{Inception}}'', then asks if [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed their ancestors were assassins]].
** Skyline's griffon friend is named [[Manga/BlackLagoon Revy]].
** [[{{FanFic/Progress}} Luna has an Abacus named Abacus.]]
** [[spoiler:One of the Summer Triangle ponies is named [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Altair]].]]
** [[spoiler:Vega talks to midnight in [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry the golden land]].]]
* ''{{FanFic/Mendacity}}'': One of the... things... that Bon Bon sees when she almost passes into Faerie appears to be a ponyfied [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]].
** The faerie homeland of [[Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog Tir na Nog?]]
*** Nope, that's a reference to real-world mythology.
* ''FanFic/MidnightGreen'': During Midnight's DynamicEntry into Ponyville, he screams "[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY]] [[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo JEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!!!!!]]"
** Midnight later sings music by the Music/BarenakedLadies and Music/{{Voltaire}}.
* ''{{Fanfic/Miscellaneous}}'':
** The beginning of chapter 4 appears to be a reference to Film/TheHangover. Quill wakes up with no memory of what happened the night before, wonders where Filter is, and proceeds to find him on the roof of Sugarcube Corner.
** When [[spoiler:Filter reveals that he has two hearts]], he [[Series/DoctorWho wonders if that has been used before]].
** ''Dual Image'' might as well be renamed "The Series/DoctorWho ShoutOut Chapter". Not only do Quill and Filter quote the Doctor various times, [[spoiler:the scene where Filter, powered up by King Sombra, completely overpowers Trixie and forces her to surrender before forgiving her is taken straight from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]].]]
* ''FanFic/MLPTheGamesWePlay'': To various [[MemeticMutation memes]] in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] fandom, including cameos from [[EnsembleDarkhorse Derpy Hooves]], [[SomethingElseAlsoRises wingboners]] as plot points, "I emptied your fridge", and etc.
** [[WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn "We gotta be sneaky, Dashie! Sneaky!"]]
* ''FanFic/TheMonsterMash'':
** Count Drache in ''Rarity: Blood and Water'' is one to {{Dracula}}.
** Ultradash in ''Rainbow Dash: The Big Battle'' is one to Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** Pinkie's reference to pod ponies in ''Applejack: One of the Herd'' is likely a ShoutOut to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'': To Creator/LaurenFaust's other works; the first mages were apparently ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', and the first Church of Faust was founded by [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Mac and Bloo]].
** In chapter one, when Twilight complains about having to use the ''Charon'', Celestia suggests the ''[[Series/GilligansIsland Minnow]]''. Twilight changes her mind.
** Pinkie Pie mentions that Magiville's haunted house was actually just [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Old Man Jenkins in a bedsheet.]]
** Twilight uses [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven's]] incantation in one chapter.
** "[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Honk honk, mother hubbard!]]"
** During [[spoiler:Pinkie's fight with the Grand Master, she uppercuts him while shouting something that sounds like '[[Franchise/StreetFighter Shower You Can]]'.]]
* Frequent in ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'', to the point of UsefulNotes/{{plagiarism}}.
** The scene of the Grand Ruler dancing and doing hopscotch is inspired by a sketch from ''Series/TodaysSpecial''.
** Replacement villain Serpent-Terror was named after a mecha from ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' before the author changed his name to Serpent-Tyrant. Later revisions change it to a female character named Serpentari, but she pretty much acts the same.
** The general plot of Titan's return and the way the heroes face him of shows parallels to the first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Inquirius is named after the species/homeplanet of the unnerving mentor of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''.
** The author admitted that the Uniforce is inspired from another DeusExMachina from ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'', combined with [[Anime/YuGiOh Exodia's power]].
** The Uniforce is basically [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the Triforce]].
** Most of the songs were lifted from other sources, including ''Series/TodaysSpecial'' and ''Series/ShiningTimeStation''. He does cite where they came from, narrowly avoiding UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}}.
** The sequence in the third fanfic where the team goes to "Brogan" is heavily inspired by ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''.
* ''FanFic/TheNonBronyverse'': TD's lectures to the [[FunWithAcronyms DORKS]] on the history of the Human race are entirely composed of references to everything from ''Film/StarWars'' to ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''.
** During TD's shift at Sugarcube Corner, [[Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}} Pinkie gives him a cupcake before leading him down to the basement where he collapses]]. It turns out to be a hay allergy.
** [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony Cloud Kicker]] appears at the Gala in her EthicalSlut mode.
** TD mentions that he's from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley,_Colorado a backwater town]] that has been so cleverly dubbed [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark 'The Opposite of Hawaii' by a certain popular cutout animation show.]]"
* ''FanFic/OfMaresAndMagic'': Sprinkled throughout, including;
** [[spoiler:Sea Pony Lyra makes an appearance.]]
** [[spoiler:At one point, Trixie ends up heading into the Everfree Forest to find the CMC, and stumbles upon [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks a certain village]].]]
* ''FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow'': Pinkie Pie suggests space as the Mane 6 hiding spot. For a moment, she turns into [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} the Space Core]] whilst doing so.
** Rainbow Dash's new trick is the "Double Rainboom".
** There are also a few allusions to fandom memes, such as Rainbow Dash getting a [[SomethingElseAlsoRises wingboner]] on seeing [[ShipTease Berry Bubble]].
** An interesting one, but Applejack refers to a certain tan pony as [[Fanfic/TimeLordsAndTerror "the Professor"]].
*** [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Also, PKE energy is mentioned]].
*** Later, ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'' short: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEQzEizgSY ''Doctor Whooves In: Crossed Wires'']], the female counterpart to the Doctor is called "The Professor." ''On A Cross And Arrow'' was noted as one of the influences in the short's creation, per WordOfGod.
** Speaking of fan fic nods, Twilight mentions a universe where [[FanFic/AWorldWithoutRainbows Rainbow Dash DIDN'T pull off the Sonic Rainboom]] while explaining the concept of alternate universes to her friends.
** Twilight remarks at one point that Rarity's powers of observation would have made her a great detective, a possible reference to the Literature/SherlockHolmes FusionFic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-study-in-rainbows.html A Study in Rainbows]].
** "Well, speak o' [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986 th' smooze]]."
* ''Fanfic/OnAWhisperOfWind'': A magician named [[GenderFlip Presto]]? Seems [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons familiar]]...
* ''FanFic/OurFirstSteps'': Apart from shout outs to movies like ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'', there are numerous allusions to various works on the subject and to the American and Soviet space programs.
* ''FanFic/PagesOfHarmony'': During Rainbow Dash's {{Mind Rape}} torture, [[spoiler:the story slightly mentions both ''FanFic/RainbowFactory'' and ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'', two other well-known gorefics. While ''Cupcakes'' is only slightly alluded to with Pinkie in one of Rainbow's MindRape visions threatening to hack her wings off, the Rainbow Factory mention is quite blatant... and it makes everything much worse]].
** In a non-MLP example, Pinkie's gesture language and Rainbow Dash's interpretation of it is an reference to Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories, when Mudra the Shadow Warrior communicates to the Storyteller Rashid in this manner.
* ''FanFic/ThePartyNeverEnded'': Star Catcher is the name of a G3 pegasus pony.
** Rainbow Dash mentions the "Swayback Mountains" at one point. This is a nod to a previous Applejack/Rarity fan fic Butterscotch Sundae wrote.
** Chapter 11 opens up with what can only be described as a TakeThat parody of ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'', and later, ''Rocket To Insanity''. [[spoiler:Made awesome by the fact that it's Nightmare's MindRape...which Pinkie subverts by ''lucid dreaming''.]]
* ''FanFic/PartyOfNone'': A reference to ''{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}}'' is made when Rainbow Dash is hesitant to accept a cake from Pinkie Pie, fearing it may have been drugged or poisoned. [[spoiler:It’s safe, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but Pinkie thinks it’s her worst batch ever]]]].
* ''FanFic/PastSins'': At the end of chapter 13, Pinkie Pie's saying "Who's going to make the cake when I'm gone?" is a shout out to one of [=GLaDOS=]'s lines near the end of the original VideoGame/{{Portal}}.
** In chapter 18, [[spoiler: Nyx/Nightmare Moon deals with a [[TheUsualAdversaries scorpio]] by [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 grabbing its tail, swinging it in circles, and throwing it]] towards the Everfree Forest]].
* ''{{FanFic/Pattycakes}}'': The beginning of ''Part One'' is one of ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'', which also began with Dash having a good day.
** Dash falls under the effects of Instant Sedation and wakes up tied to a table.
** Fluttershy calls for Pinkie to bring cupcakes in one ending of ''Part Two''.
** The song Fluttershy sings is based directly off [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Want You Gone]].
** The foalmula is described as [[Film/ThePrincessBride odorless, colorless, and tasteless]].
* ''Fanfic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate'': The style of narrative is a ShoutOut to ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' by Creator/HarukiMurakami. The term "Altering Fate" is a shout-out to ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''.
** The ''Escaflowne'' shout-outs continue when he assumes [[AxCrazy Dilandau]] is going to tackle him.
** Pinkie Pie says "Laughter is the very best medicine". Dominic responds with, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "I'll remember that when my appendix bursts next week."]]
** [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Must...control...fist of death]].
** Gummy's biting onto Dominic is a ShoutOut to ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', specifically the part where he tells Gummy to let go and then Gummy simply substitutes his finger for his nose.
* ''Fanfic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': When Blair enters Luna's room at the beginning of the story, he sees she has an [[Fanfic/{{Progress}} abacus]].
** Rarity's morning activities in Chapter 7 include a reference to Lyra's endeavors in ''FanFic/BackgroundPony.''
-->"Rarity worked all throughout the morning, only stopping briefly to enchant a soundstone for a mint-green unicorn wearing a gray hoodie. After finishing that, she continued to work on the necklace."
** Celestia's response to whether she'd taught Twilight any offensive magic in Chapter 17 is a nod to ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame.'' Also a bit of a TakeThat to the plot.
-->““If she does, she didn’t learn it from me.” Celestia adjusted one last feather and looked up at Luna. “We covered a few theories on why certain spells have been declared forbidden, but it’s not like I was prepping her for war. The next thing I’m going to hear you say is that I was secretly turning her into a brilliant military strategist so that she’d rise up and become the ultimate weapon.”
-->Luna rolled her eyes. “Now that’s just absurd.”
** "Rarity" asks Grovi about an artifact from ''FanFic/TheFlightOfTheAlicorn'' while they're walking into Canterlot Castle in Chapter 21, and an airship by the name of 'Fancy Free' is seen from a distance in Chapter 27.
--> "Is it true that Princess Celestia keeps the Heavenstone from the Pre-Discordian Era in the Royal Vaults?"
** Blair responds to Piro's needling about [[spoiler: Libra's actions]] in Chapter 25 with a line similar to one uttered by Gordon in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'':
-->"Celestia forbid you actually have to make a hard decision by yourself, Piro. Be grateful you've somepony to plunge their hooves into the filth for you."
** Norric grew up in [[FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Gildesdale]].
** Zemblani and Elo's pre-duel banter in Chapter 19 references the famous exchange between [[Literature/{{PeterPan}} Peter Pan and Captain Hook]]:
--->“I suppose we can do this your way, [[spoiler: little clone]],” Zemblani said. "Prepare to meet 'thy' doom!"
--->“Dark and sinister mare,” Elo answered. “Have at thee.”
*** Speaking of Elo, he was the result of an affair between members of rival families [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Mont'hequ and Gallopulet]].
** Applejack's group visits the town of [[Series/DoctorWho Gallopfrey, whose ecology causes red grass and silver-leafed trees]].
*** That same chapter has a cameo by the title character of the MLP fic "Echo the Diamond Dog".
** Pilgrim/Pupa's story is based on the MLP fic "The Three Sisters", with some minor modifications. (And permission from the author.)
* {{FanFic/Progress}}:
** The scene in "Luna vs Baseball" where Grey Marex steps up to bat features a subtle reference to "Casey at the Bat"
** Also in that chapter, when Applejack doesn't recognize her until after her glasses are broken, she asks, "[[Comicbook/{{Superman}} How could you be fooled by a pair of glasses?"]]
** Also in that chapter, Luna's "TO THE MOON" imagine spot is likely one to [[WebAnimation/FriendshipIsMagicBitch a certain fan video]].
** Luna's speech when getting a room with Sundance in "Luna vs. Lodging 1" is extremely reminiscent of when [[Series/DoctorWho The]] [[TheNthDoctor 11th]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] was getting a flat in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger."]]
*** The scene at the Baseball game where she attempts to give a badass boast in response to a simple statement of team pride is also based on that same episode.
** One of the stallions Hoyden suggests as a possible boyfriend for Luna is named Thistle, [[TheEeyore is rather depressed]], [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh and lives in a tent made of sticks]].
** In "Luna vs Ponyville, Part 1: Television", where the first show that Luna watches on Pinkie's television is a pony version of Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood, and after changing the channel and trying to find it, she apparently stumbles across a horror movie known as FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}.
** In "Luna vs Ponyville, Part 2", Luna finds a copy of the pony equivalent of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', which is apparently a good deal... racier.
** Also, "[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl AHA! Gentlecolts! You will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain]] [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/ Sethisto-!]]"
** Also Hoyden's cutie mark, which is [[Series/{{Jackass}} a skull with a pair of crutches]]. His job is testing very dangerous safety equipment.
** [[Film/{{Patton}} Angel has read Luna's book.]]
** "Luna vs. Ponyville, Part 7" features Luna breaking up a fight between [[Film/KingKong a giant ape and a T. Rex]].
** In the same chapter, Luna's BadassBoast to said giant ape and T. Rex is similar to one done by the [[Series/DoctorWho Eleventh Doctor]] in his first episode.
** The Rex monster is a nod to Rex from the original ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoon's second TV special.
** Also in the same chapter, the Cutie Mark Crusaders crash to the rescue in a [[AngelsPose familiar pose.]]
** At the end of "Luna versus The Heat", Celestia does the infamous [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]] GlassesPull.
** Apparently, Priness Celestia mothered a whole group of famous horses, as she explains to Luna in "Luna Versus the Facts of Life." Where to begin? Let's see, Starchild, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Shadowfax]], [[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus Arion]], [[Myth/KingArthur Hengroen]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Epona]], [[Myth/PecosBill Widow Maker]]...
** In "Luna vs. Storytelling", the old movie Sundance is watching is a pony version of ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. There are also references made to ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'', [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamarena]], and [[Franchise/MyLittlePony the Smooze]].
** "Luna vs Ponyville 9" gets a massive one for TabletopGame/Warhammer40000... by Pinkie Pie's parents, who bust out heavy weapons and shout about exterminating "xenos" in the name of God-Queen Celestia when they think their farm house is under attack by dragons. [[ItRunsInTheFamily Apparently]], [[FascinatingEyebrow it runs in the family.]]
** In "Ponies in Space 2", we meet pony versions of [[Series/MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman]]. Also, Luna's description of the God-Alpha of the Diamond Dogs sounds a lot like [[MyLittlePony Crunch the Rock Dog]], and after Blueblood gets scared out of joining the program, Luna quotes [[Videogame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]].
** In "Ponies in Space 3", Cherilee's tour group gets caught in "Situation 18", a training scenario that involves the possibility of [[Film/{{Apollo 18}} hostile, crab-like aliens on the moon.]]
*** In addition, Luna mentions her plan for a fusion-driven starship to deal with [[VideoGame/StarFox killer space monkeys]] and [[Literature/KnownSpace killer space tigers]], the latter of which they'd teach a [[WeaponizedExhaust lesson with their fusion drives...]]
** "Luna vs. The Dreamlands 2" has a lot of shoutouts to ''Film/{{Inception}}'', primarily in the accelerated time the deeper you go into the Dreamlands and the abrupt transitions between dreams.
** In "Ponies in Space 4", Sundance brings up the possibility of teleporting rockets around the launch pad, and Luna replies that they're not going to try that [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 "after what happened with the cat."]] Also, Rarity thinks painting Luna's design for a giant robot red will [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} make it go]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam three times faster]].
** "Luna vs. Vigilantism" opens with Luna reading a [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batpony]] comic (which appears to be inspired by ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''). Later Luna (as Mare-Do-Well) performs a dead ringer for the entrance of WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck.
*** Her checklist also contains elements from other famous superheroes. Let's see, [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Love Interest as a reporter, with a bald archenemy]], an origin story that is either vague or [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke multiple choice]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} cool car and toys]]...
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Well then! Someday, the citizens of this city will not have their toys delivered with their meals]], [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} and will instead look up to me with a cry of 'Help us!' and I shall reply, 'No! Petition the manager instead!']]"
** And prior to that, when pondering things for Luna to do? Sundance suggests charity boxing. Maybe she's read (or, likely, hadn't read) '[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7301428/1/Of_bPackages_b_and_Punches Of Packages and Punches]]''.
** Even the RecursiveFanfiction does this!
*** All of the guards Celestia tries to hook up with Luna in "Luna vs. Threesomes" are named after male porn stars.
*** In the side story ''Celestia vs. Time'', reference is made to ''[[HomePage Trope's Library of Literary Tools]]'', and two guards discuss the likelihood of [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow an alternate universe where everypony has their gender swapped male for female and visa-versa.]]
* ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'':
** When [[spoiler:drunk]], Trixie starts to quote [[spoiler:Londo Mollari from Series/BabylonFive]]
** Trixie's [[spoiler:and Twilight's]] favorite novel is Don Rocinante of Equestria, an obvious shout-out to Don Quixote.
*** In ''Longest Night, Longest Day'', to keep herself amused, Trixie sings a few lines of "I, Don Quixote," slightly modified to fit into Equestria (i.e., "I am Don Rocinante" rather than "I am I, Don Quixote").
** When Lyra says that Pinkie Pie is going to throw Trixie a party, Trixie's response is "Why are you saying that like it's synonymous with 'she's going to drag me into a basement and torture me'?", a reference to ''{{Fanfic/Cupcakes}}''.
** In ''Carrot Top of the Line'': "[[Franchise/StarWars Help me Rainbow Dash, you're my only hope!]]"
*** And the same reference in ''Helping...Hands?'', only this time Trixie to Lyra.
** ''Secret of Andalantis'' makes references to a musical called ''The Legend of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Epona]]''
*** Two of the songs mentioned were the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Serenade of Water and the Bolero of Fire]].
** Pokey Pierce, at one point, claims that "he won't stop until he's [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Pierced the Heavens]]" with his horn.
*** And he gets to quote Kamina's memetic {{catchphrase}} in ''Hero of Oaton''.
** In ''Elements of Insanity'', Twilight unintentionally gets her bearers for Loyalty and Honesty mixed up; they'd be far better suited to each other's elements.
** The name of Puissance's noble House, Optiebeurs-Golo, is the name of the horse that, in 1991, established the world record for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puissance puissance jump]].
** The beginning of [[spoiler: Luna's castigation of the Night Court]] is based off of the scene in Series/IClaudius where Augustus learns of his daughter Julia's whorishness.
* ''FanFic/SchoolDaze'': Dozens of lines of dialogue are lines from 80's songs, especially Men at Work and Talking Heads.
* ''{{FanFic/Scootamom}}'':
** Scootaloo's introduction to [[spoiler:her auntie]] involves her walking across the ceiling with suction cups, ala a certain ''Blog/AskAPony'' blog.
** "She seems to be more caffeine than mare now. Twisted and jittering."
** Celestia also mentions that Luna once got her face covered with alfalfa sauce.
** WordOfGod hasn't confirmed this one yet, but the fact that Luna has a magma-powered forge and warns Scootaloo against exploring the castle cellars on her own has led [=SpaceBattles=] to conclude that she set [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress the Hidden Fun Stuff]] loose in her big sister's basement. Whether or not Canterlot also has a [[{{LetsPlay/Boatmurdered}} Fuck The World lever]] is also unknown as yet.
** The old shopkeeper introduced in the second half of ''Celestia vs. Knitting'' is known simply by his nickname '[[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle]]', has a collection of animal talismans, and {{Dope Slap}}s ponies to keep them in line.
** Pinkie Pie's siblings and father are named [[VideoGame/PacMan Inkie, Blinkie and Clyde]].
* ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'':
** The protagonist's favorite drink is [[FanFic/FalloutEquestria Sparkle Cola]].
** Pinkie Pie takes on the name of [[Music/TenaciousD Tenacious P]] for one of her songs. This is immediately lampshaded by the protagonist.
** To ''Franchise/StarWars'', when the protagonist compares unicorn magic to The Force.
** To ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' when the protagonist responds to her comment with [[MemeticMutation "We kill the Batman?"]]. Rarity naturally doesn't get the reference.
** [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft "Time is money, friend"]]
** To ''Music/PinkFloyd'' numerous times, including Chapter 14's title, "Wearing The Inside Out" and Chapter 17's title, "High Hopes".
** ''Music/EricClapton'' during Chapter 3, when the Protagonist starts singing "Wonderful Tonight" to himself while waiting for Rarity to get dressed.
** ''Music/BobSeger'' as well, in passing.
** Film/{{Airplane}} gets in with the usual Shirley reference. As above, naturally Rarity doesn't get it.
* ''Fanfic/StrykesRandomElements'': “There's the Discordians, the Cultists for the Second Coming of [[Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds the Mag'ne,]] the Sect of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the Horned Rat]] just to name a few and far to (sic) many others." Including the meat-eating [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas White Sock Society.]]
* ''The Wedding is Off!'' features some lines that are reworked quotes from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
* ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'': At one point Sunset quotes [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Jaya Ballard, task mage]].
-->'''Sunset:''' Of ''course'' you should fight fire with fire. You should fight '''everything''' with fire.
** One of the books she finds in the Ancient Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters is "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The Book]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986 of Megan]]".
** During their fight with [[spoiler:Nightmare Moon]], Sunset tells Twilight to [[{{Film/Ghostbusters 1984}} cross the streams]].
** During the same fight, she pulls a [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Vaarsuvius]]: "I prepared explosive runes this mor-"
** When Pinkie is listing the NoodleImplements she'll need to test the possibility of creating a pinata full of pinatas, she closes with "[[Film/AustinPowers an old priest and a young priest.]]"
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', The warden at one point comments that Chrysalis' psychologist – who had mysteriously diagnosed the changeling as harmless and docile – is more incompetent than [[Literature/TheCaineMutiny Captain Queeg's]].
** Dries the turnkey nicknamed Chrysalis "[[Music/{{Queen}} the Killer Queen, dynamite and gelatine]]".
** When looking over images of a changeling hive, the lawyer Estermann feels eerily reminded of ''Dulce Et Decorum Est'', an anti-war poem from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
** Lauren ''[[Main/{{Faust}} Mephisto]]'' is alluding to... well, [[Creator/LaurenFaust guess]].
** The fake BBC News page is chock-full of them, such as ''Fanfic/MyLittleDashie'', ''Theater/WarHorse'' and ''WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia''.
** Estermann admits at one point that Chrysalis looks "as guilty as a... poodle sitting next to a pile of poo", quoting a line from an episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Fourth]]'' where the titular character faces a [[KangarooCourt drumhead]] [[CourtMartialed court martial]].
*** Additionally, the name of the chapter is [[Film/AFewGoodMen "Handling The]] [[YouCantHandleTheParody Truth".]]
** At one point, Chrysalis watches a suspiciously apropos DeepSouth [[FilmWithinAFilm prison drama]], which the author referred to as the ''[[Film/TheShawshankRedemption 'Shawshank Pretension']]''.
** Golden Dirk's assertion to "Follow the footnotes" might be a reference to [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Deep Throat's]] "Follow the money!", especially seeing how similar their [[MysteriousInformant roles]] are.
* ''Fanfic/{{Stroll}}'':
** [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Wallaby Way]] is mentioned multiple times.
** One of the snacks the burglars stole is called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cysBDwtjrMY Dixie Biscuits]].
** Octavia eats snacks from the brand Host and ''hopes they go out of business''.
** Octavia narrowly avoids [[VideoGame/Fallout3 comparing a sheriff's hat to Calamity]] [[{{Pun}} Mane's]].
** The deputy who helps Octavia is [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Deputy Beagle]].
** The fake name Octavia gives to the two police officers is [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Chell]].
** Cigare Brûlé (Burnt Cigar in French) is a subtle reference to Music/BonIver.
** In ''Devastation'', the griffons mention [[Literature/{{Trainspotting}} Trainspying]].
** The captain of the pirate ship (who appears in ''Intelligence'', ''Stupidity'', and ''Disappointment'') is [[LetsPlay/Criken2 Andy Trout]]. His ship is called the ''Scuttlebug'' and he calls to the main group with "Avast, ye scuttlebutts!"
** Three successive chapter names are [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Town, Barter, and Run]].
* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall'':
** The story contains a shoutout to the curse of King Tutankhamen's tomb and to the poem Ozymandias in Daring Do's speculation about what the eponymous, then untranslated writing on the wall of the AncientTomb meant:
-->"'This is the tomb of the great and terrible So-and-So! Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair! Whosoever steals the treasure will face the gods' curse, and the sky will fall on their heads, et cetera'."
** [[spoiler: The entire story is a shout-out to a proposal for a [[http://www.damninteresting.com/this-place-is-not-a-place-of-honor/ as yet unbuilt nuclear waste storage facility.]] TheReveal turns the story into a {{Horror}} story, as the reader realizes that the ponies who got sick are suffering from radiation sickness.]]
-->[[spoiler: This is not a place of honor. No great deed is commemorated here. Nothing of value is here.]]

[[folder:''One Piece'']]
* ''Fanfic/NewGamePlus'': Oh, so much. In chronological order:
** Vegapunk identifies his time machine as the [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Flux Capacitor]].
** The three members of Buggy’s crew that they pick up en route to Orange Town introduce themselves as Moe, Larry, and Shemp, collectively known as Film/TheThreeStooges. The author even lampshades it:
-->'''Duncan''': (A/N: Yes, yes I did just do that)
** Nami mentions Literature/LordOfTheFlies once in Chapter 3.
** Luffy quotes The Charge of the Light Brigade in Chapter 4.
-->'''Duncan''': And yes, poetry was part of his training. Don’t ask why, you’re not ready.
** After falling down a pit that Usopp made as a booby trap, Moe quotes Lockhart from the film adaptation of Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets:
-->'''Moe''': Really quite filthy down here.
** Usopp debuts much in the same way as [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oz, the great and terrible.]]
** Usopp and Kaya, who have become a couple in this fic, refer to each other as [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Gatsby and Daisy]].
** Kaya is once described as ‘unconsciously channeling the best healer of [[{{Manga/Bleach}} Soul Society]].’
** A Shout-Out to the 4Kids dub when Sanji sucks on lollipops instead of smoking while in the vicinity of the recovering [[spoiler:Zoro.]]
** The Black Cat Pirates.
*** Kuro references himself from the 4Kids dub of the video game ''One Piece Grand Battle''.
*** One is a short ginger-haired man named [[Disney/OliverAndCompany Oliver]].
*** Abraham, Giuseppe, Casey, O’Malley, Toulouse, and Berlioz are all taken from Disney/TheAristocats.
** Another one given to Film/TheWizardOfOz in Chapter 8, though much briefer.
** The other staff of the Syrup Village mansion are the staff from Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.
** The Veggie Trio quotes [[Franchise/StarTrek The Borg]]’s iconic “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”
** Due to the ShockAndAwe with which Nami defeats Arlong, her epithet is changed to “[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Lightning Thief]]. “
** Luffy's freakout when he realizes a furious and vengeful Garp is in Loguetown ends with "[[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL!]]"
** When Cabaji remarks on how weird the armada is thus far and asks if it could get any weirder, Mohji replies that it could if they got an amorphous white creature with ADD and OCD that was a powerful RealityWarper and annoying enough to make the sun grimace. This, as well as the sun morphing, winking to the audience, and morphing back afterwards, is a clear reference to Manga/SoulEater.
** Alvida's description of herself after eating the Sube Sube no Mi comes directly from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} Shrek 2]]'' after the eponymous ogre sees the result of him drinking the Happily Ever After potion.
** This line from Usopp in Chapter 10: "By the time I'm done with you, every one of you will have more gadgets and gizmos than [[Franchise/{{Batman}} a billionaire vigilante with a flair for theatricality and some misplaced sense of self-righteousness]]."
** Perhaps unintentional, as it was muffled by distance, but when Usopp chastises the owner of a Queen Transponder Snail about neglecting the poor creature, said owner's speech is about as coherent as any given adult in the ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} series.
** After Zoro wins his "fight" with Tashigi by disarming her with a knife hand:
-->'''Tashigi''': [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl You cheated!]]
-->'''Zoro''': [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Pirate.]]
** Luffy compares Smoker to [[Franchise/LesMiserables Javert]].
* ''Fanfic/SecondWind'':
** One given to ''Film/ANewHope'' in Chapter 14.
** One given to Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda in the disclaimer of Chapter 17.
** One given to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' in Chapter 19.
** One given to {{Series/Batman}} in the author's note at the end of Chapter 22.
** One given to ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' in Chapter 24.
** One given to Creator/DrSeuss in the disclaimer of Chapter 29.
** One given to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' in Chapter 30.
** One given to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' in the author's notes at the beginning of Chapter 42.

[[folder:''Pretty Cure'']]
* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'':
** Chiara's hairstyle as Cure Vanilla was meant to resemble [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles]].
** There is one to the Brazillian edition of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in episodes 31 and 34, particularly to a contestant known as Marcos Paulo. He ended up being eliminated during the Top 6 ([[spoiler:such thing did happen to his fanfic counterpart Hyosuke Holic during his second appearance]]) and never popped up at media again since then, but the author still swoons over him.
** Ayameko nicknaming her guitar "[[FanFic/FutariWaPrettyCureBlueMoon Blue Moon]]" in episode 45, which also mentions "Second Spin" (Night and Sunday's finishing move) and includes a ShipTease moment reminiscent of Asa falling onto Yoko in episode 10.
%% ** WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans
%% ** WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls
%% ** WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko
%% ** Anime/PrincessTutu
%% ** Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}

* The titles of the ''Series/{{Psych}}'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5713948/1/Lassiter_learns_How_To_Bend Lassiter Learns how to Bend]] as well as its sequels [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5713983/1/Carltons_Worst_Inhibitions Carlton's Worst Inhibitions]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499181/1/The_Case_of_The_Friendly_Indians The Case of the Friendly Indians]] are all shout outs to the show's theme song, the first two to the lyrics and the last one to the band who sings it.

[[folder: Real Person Fics]]
* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' has a number of shout-outs, including:
** Plenty of subtle [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] references, of course.
** A line lifted from Theatre/SweeneyTodd.
** A reference from a Creator/SheriSTepper book.
** Several references to lines or incidents from the {{Literature/Flashman}} series.

[[folder: '' Sgt. Frog'']]
* ''Fanfic/YinAndYangSeries'': Oh so much.
** Doraemon, in the first lines of the first story
** Lupapa's design is based on Manga/{{Naruto}}'s Kankurou, and her whole family are references to ''Naruto'' characters. Her name and thievery are based on Franchise/LupinIII.
** The character of Fujuju pays heavy homage to Doctor Who. He's British, [[Creator/TomBaker wears a scarf]], lives in an old telephone box that's BiggerOnTheInside, and astonishes his human friends with alien technology.
*** Lampshaded once by Oliver.
---> '''Fujuju:''' We're going to make [the telephone box] fly.\\
'''Oliver:''' …Next thing I know you’ll be fighting trash cans and offering everyone jelly babies.
** So does Botan, the Time Lord...er, ''Time Bender''.
** The designs of twins Maggie and Oliver are loosely based on [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Rin and Len]], while their sister Frannie's design is based on Miku.

[[folder: ''The Smurfs'']]
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'':
** The story titles "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Smurphony Of The Night]]", "[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Empath And The Red-Nosed Reindeer]]", "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Somewhere Over The Rainbow]]", "[[Franchise/StarTrek Where No Smurf Has Gone Before]]", "[[Music/RKelly I Believe I Can Fly]]", "[[Music/{{Madonna}} Smurfing Like A Ray Of Sunshine]]", "[[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock The New Smurfs On The Block]]", "[[Literature/LeftBehind Smurfed Behind: The Departure]]", "[[Film/ReeferMadness Smurfnip Madness]]", "[[Music/TheMoodyBlues Days Of Future Smurfed]]".
** Its in-universe ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody has characters like [[Film/HardwareWars Oggi Ben-Doggi]] and [[Magazine/{{Mad}} Chubba the Fatt]].
** "[[Franchise/{{Highlander}} I am Duncan McSmurf of the clan McSmurf]]."
** Tapper Smurf is one for the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Tapper}}''.

[[folder: ''A Song of Ice and Fire'']]
* ''FanFic/RobbReturns'' has four Maesters who are named Archmaester [[Creator/AlanTudyk Tudyk]] and Maesters [[Creator/NathanFillion Fillion]], [[Creator/AdamBaldwin Baldwin]] and [[Creator/SeanMaher Maher]] (Series/{{Firefly}}, anyone?).

[[folder: ''Sonic the Hedgehog'']]
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has a whole mess of them.
** Beelzebub's guitar is called ''[[Fanfic/ThirtyHs Fuckslayer]]''.
** Astorath speaks like - and makes numerous references to - the Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** The Nephilim can [[Film/TheExorcist turn their heads 360 degrees]] to look around them.
** The conversation between Chris and Cosmo about Tsali at the beginning of episode 60:
---> Chris: "You see Cosmo, some people aren't looking for anything logical like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Some people just want to watch the universe burn]]."
** Episode 66 is titled ''"[[VideoGame/HalfLife Vortal]] [[Franchise/MortalKombat Combat]]"''
*** Episode 59: ''"[[VideoGame/NintendoWars A Mirror Darkly]]"''
*** Episode 55: ''"[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare H2, Ho!]]"''
*** Episode 71: ''"[[VideoGame/FZero The Meaning of Truth]]"''
** During the battle at the end of episode 63, a heavily damaged Tsali [[Film/TheTerminator suddenly rises from the flames around him, his metal exoskeleton visible]].
** The prototype of the Ultimate Weapon is called [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Quadraxis]], although it's quite different from its original inspiration.
** Jesus Desjiliac Christos is [[Literature/TheDaVinciCode married to a cloned Mary Magdeline and has a daughter named Sarah]].
** The video recording during the beginning of episode 74 is a direct parody of the "Ezekiel 25:17" scene from ''Film/PulpFiction''.
** The "[[spoiler: Chris gets raped by a giant demonic fly-wasp hybrid]]" scene may or may not be a reference to as similar scene from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
** Many of the Demon war machines are both named after - and look like - Cybran units from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' and Imperial ships from ''StarWars''.
** [[spoiler: Tails's funeral]] in the rewrite of Episode 78 is an homage to [[spoiler: Spock's funeral]] in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' - and it's [[TearJerker just as powerful]].

[[folder: ''Star Trek'']]
* ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'':
** During Captain Kanril Eleya's FlashbackNightmare that takes up the first half of chapter one, one-shot character Crewman Davos drops the line [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl "Bloody pirates"]] (referring to an Orion Syndicate BoardingParty).
** Eleya notes in her narration that there's a theory that [[FutureFoodIsArtificial replicated food tastes a little artificial]] because it's exactly the same every time, whereas cooked food has variations (slight variances in ingredient proportions, cooking time, cooking temperature, etc.). This is borrowed from the nonfiction book ''Life Signs: The Biology of Star Trek'' (the biology equivalent of Lawrence Krauss' ''The Physics of Star Trek'').
** At the start of chapter two Eleya is playing Commander Marissa Allyn in a holonovel adaptation of ''Literature/StarCarrier: Earth Strike'' by Creator/WilliamHKeithJr.
** In chapter six, Tess's and JG Park's "Conn, you gotta give me an Ivan." "Always wanted to try one!" exchange is borrowed from the pilot of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
** In chapter seven, Eleya takes a page out of Jack O'Neill (from the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The First Commandment"), demanding of an admin petty officer who's being an ObstructiveBureaucrat if it says "Captain" anywhere on her uniform.
** Among the ships that make up the Marduk Carrier Battle Group is the USS ''[[Series/BabylonFive Ivanova]]''.
* "Fanfic/{{Frostbite}}":
** [[Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace Dalsh Ruul thinks his painstick is very pretty. "The design. it's functional."]]
** Tess is well aware that [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} high orbit is the highest ground there is]].
* ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'':
** There's a reference to a NoodleIncident where some rogue Starfleet officers with a Section 31 obsession broke into Facility 4028 to extract an ally. This is a reference to the Foundry series ''[[Recap/StarTrekOnlineFoundryStarTrekAllegiance Star Trek: Allegiance]]''.
** The C.O. of the USS ''Brisbane'' is named Sumati Chennapragada, the viewpoint character of a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{lemon}} titled "A Bad Day for Shore Leave" (which we won't link due to it being massively {{NSFW}}).
* "Fanfic/LastRights":
** The first line is ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'''s customary "War. War never changes." opener, albeit applied more literally than ''Fallout'' usually does (the following OpeningMonologue talks about the necessity of surface armies even in an era of starships that can glass planets, rather than exploring human nature and fictional history).
** The same monologue borrows a line from Wiki/TVTropes, specifically JustForFun/HowToInvadeAnAlienPlanet.
--->"You can bomb it, you can strafe it, you can cover it with poison, you can turn it into glass, but you don't own it unless your army's on it and the other guy's isn't."
** The author apparently couldn't resist throwing in a ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' reference when Senior Chief Athezra is hit by Vaadwaur shrapnel.
--->'''Athezra:''' Cap. How bad is it?\\
'''Eleya:''' [[BlatantLies Just a flesh wound!]] Where's that damned medic!
* "Fanfic/PastContinuous": Eleya's quotation that "spring wine is the Prophets' way of showing us they love us" is a slight modification of something Creator/BenjaminFranklin said about beer.
* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'':
** To the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "[[Recap/StargateSG1S3E3FairGame Fair Game]]" in the InMediasRes opening when Jaleh explains how the negotiations went south early:
--->"Well, apparently we said hello, insulted each other, and broke for recess."
** Sarsachen refers to a Republic intelligence source {{codename}}d [[Literature/JackRyan CARDINAL]].
** Omek'ti'kallan quotes the Twenty-Ninth Word of Odo'Ital as [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary "The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy--no more, no less."]]
** One of Morgan's lines to her command crew when she briefs them:
--->"I don't care if they say [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail your mother was a fvai and your father smelled of eigen berries]], you will not throw the first punch."
** D'trel's rant in part 1 borrows lines from Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' and ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''.
** When Morgan complains that Klingon bloodwine tastes horrible, Tovan tr'Khev tells her that "the ale here tastes like a mugato peed in battery acid." Slight tweak of a line from the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "[[Recap/CastleS1E4HellHathNoFury Hell Hath No Fury]]".
* ''Fanfic/RealityIsFluid'':
** The author's notes state that Professor Atani Dukat was inspired by Emperor Turhan from the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS02E09TheComingOfShadows The Coming of Shadows]]", inasmuch as they're both high-ranking members of an enemy culture who want to mend fences by apologizing for their fathers. Dukat has better luck than Turhan did, though.
** One of the alternate timelines detected by the Schrodinger's Butterfly sensor array is the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse'', as evidenced by [[spoiler:Deep Space 9 having been replaced by a Federation-built station on the same site]].
** Dul'krah, the ''Bajor''[='s=] security chief, is said to have made the saboteur confess by [[DeathGlare glaring at him until he gave it up]], in reference to Teal'c's favored method of interrogation in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': Besides the internal ones to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself, there are others.
** Captain Hwai is a fan of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' and compares the pig-like Tellarites to Zhu Bajie from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', for instance.
** One of the ships visibly trapped within the gravitic anomaly in "Becalmed" appears to be a [[Franchise/StarWars TIE Fighter]], and later in the background of an image on Hebitia / Cardassia we see [[Series/StargateSG1 Goa'uld Death Gliders]] and [[Series/DoctorWho the TARDIS]].
** Some members of the turtle-like Chelon race from Rigel [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles wear coloured bandanna masks, and get code named after Renaissance painters by Rajwal]]. [[spoiler:In a subversion, none of the painters' names he picks are those of the actual Ninja Turtles]].
* ''Fanfic/RedFireRedPlanet'':
** There's a mention of a freighter called the SS ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ayanami]]'', skippered by a Captain [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ikari]].
** "Case Zulu" as an "enemies inbound, ThisIsNotADrill" message is a reference to the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books.
** When Norigom mouths off to General K'Bor, Brokosh borrows a line from the pilot of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
---> '''Brokosh:''' Norigom, you will keep a civil tongue in that mouth when speaking to a superior officer or I will sew it shut. Do we have an understanding between us?\\
'''Norigom:''' You don’t pay me to talk pretty. Just because--\\
'''Brokosh:''' NORIGOM!\\
'''Norigom:''' ''(meekly)'' Yes, Captain.
** There's a MACO petty officer in chapter four named [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]]. The liner notes say that it was either that or "[[Film/DjangoUnchained Django Freeman]]" and the author thought "Gordon" was funnier.
* "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans":
** When Bynam test-fires one of the impulse engines it lets off a high-pitched squeal that he calls the "baby's cry", saying it'll go away by the end of the shakedown cruise. This is borrowed from ''The Literature/BlackFleetCrisis: Before the Storm''.
** At the end of the fic, pleased with the ''Bajor'''s performance, Eleya strokes the wall and whispers, "That's my girl. That's my good girl." Borrowed from the end of the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot, where Kaylee did that after [[spoiler:the dramatic escape from the Reavers]].
* ''Fanfic/TheWrongReflection'':
** Eleya has posters on her bedroom wall for ''Film/TheFifthElement'' and ''Franchise/MassEffect'', and she ropes Gaarra into watching the former with her.
** Riker tells Eleya he has "good news, bad news, and ... indifferent news", in reference to Creator/RowanAtkinson's sketch "Pink Tights and Plenty of Props".
** In keeping with ''Franchise/StarTrek'' tradition of naming Starfleet shuttles after space scientists, Eleya's shuttle ''Shoemaker'' is named for astronomers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Merle_Shoemaker Gene]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Shoemaker Carolyn Shoemaker]].
** At the tail end of chapter 2 the fleet goes into a string of [[Film/ANewHope "X ship, standing by"]] messages, including [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Gray Leader and Gold Leader]] (the Peregrine fighter wings). Lampshaded when Eleya, who [[KlingonsLoveShakespeare likes Earth sci-fi]], comments:
---> “Please nobody say ‘lock s-foils in attack position’.”
** The comm chatter during the fleet battle in chapter three contains lines borrowed from ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', and ''Film/TopGun''.
** A double one to ''Series/StargateSG1''. Mirror Gul Antos remarks to Eleya regarding Dal Kanril, her mirror universe counterpart, that "I’ve been telling Morag for years [[Recap/StargateSG1S3E2Seth he has a very insubordinate subordinate.]]" Eleya openly admits that she's even worse.[[labelnote:*]]In reference to a conversation Creator/RichardDeanAnderson had with General Michael E. Ryan, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, when the latter appeared AsHimself in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S4E19Prodigy Prodigy]]". RDA asked Ryan if he had colonels as irreverent as Jack O'Neill; Ryan replied he had ''worse''.[[/labelnote]]
** To the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheTranslationInBlood'', when Eleya manages to get Dal Kanril to snap to attention by acting like a drill instructor, and Dal Kanril responds, "Hey, that's cheating."
* "Fanfic/ToAbsentFriends": To Jayne and Book's conversation in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode [[Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace "Objects in Space"]], when Biri has trouble believing that T'Var's a virgin.
-->'''Biri:''' What, never?\\
'''T'Var:''' No.\\
'''Biri:''' "Not ever", never?

[[folder: ''Super Mario Bros'']]
* In ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'' there is one to ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' in Chapter 45 of Part 1 [[spoiler: More specifically, the act of having the Star Spirits appear and using their energy to [[SuperMode power-up]] Mario and the other heroes,]] a concept which, while it didn't get to appear in the actual series, at least got shown in the intro. Thankfully, the author gives Alvin-Earthworm full credit for the idea instead of claiming it as his own.

[[folder: ''Teen Titans'']]
* ''FanFic/TheEndOfEnds'':
** Too many to count, though for starters, the opening line came from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
** As the destruction of the universe nears, Logan makes a reference to Edgar's "It won't matter... in a few minutes, you won't even ''be'' matter." line from the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' film.

[[folder: ''Total Drama'']]
* In ''FanFic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', one chapter [[{{Epigraph}} begins with]] a verse from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, ''Theatre/{{Patience}}''.
* ''[[FanFic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'' contains references to the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta, ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited'', a song from which is the basis for Trent's [[GriefSong tribute song]]. The same chapter also has the [[LiteraryAllusionTitle allusive title]], "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".

[[folder: ''Warhammer 40000'']]
* The Emperor makes a few in ''FanFic/TalesOfTheEmperasque'':
** There's also a lot of Literature/CiaphasCain references, and Cain is one of characters in the second part of the fic.

[[folder: Other]]
* In the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2913726/1/Abyss_of_the_Soul Abyss of the Soul]]'', Marine Staff Sergeant [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jonathan]] Scott [[Series/QuantumLeap Beckett]] had faked his death and was living under the alias "[[Series/QuantumLeap Sam]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Archer]]" when he was arrested.
* In Ringshadow's SliceOfLife VideoGame/StarFox fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2664412/1 Butterfly Photographs]], Slippy programmed an AI into his pickup truck which has the ability to drive it. Its avatar is a face on a video screen, and its name is [[Series/MaxHeadroom Max]]. At one point a character asks if Max is in one of the stages of [[{{Creator/Bungie}} rampancy]] in reaction to Max's slightly odd behaviour.
* FanFic/DecksFallEveryoneDies. Examples: "Reverse card open" is a shout-out to the MAD videos that feature Kaiba repeating that line. Yami's line calling dice "rolling bones" (astragali) is a shout-out to the manga.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6984913/1/Disgaea_Jewel_of_the_gods Disgaea: Jewel of the gods]] at the very begining has already given ones to ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/SoulEater'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', ''Beyblade'', and ''Franchise/MetalGear''.
* In the FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ed and Winry Elric]] have a son named Lucas; the author chose the name after Luke from the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games.
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''/''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', "[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/father-knows-best-evangelion-xenogears.574706/ Father Knows Best]]", Kensuke compares Rei with a famous [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} skirt-wearing female superhero]]:
-->“What did you see?” Her eyes narrow. She has not yet developed laser eyes, but that is on her to-do list.\\
“I saw you fly,” he responds. Honesty, he figures, is the best policy.\\
Rei clenches her eyes shut and lets out an almost silent swear.\\
“I also did not take any pictures despite it being a prime opportunity for an upskirt picture because I have a good idea of what Asuka would do to me.”\\
“Good instincts." Then she narrows her eyes. Her feet rise from the roof, and she folds her arms, floating over to him and over him. Leaning down, she meets his gaze. “Wait. You're more afraid of Asuka than me?”\\
He shrugs. “You can fly, so my mental image of you beating me up has you in spandex and a cape.”
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12664335/1/Heroes-and-Villains Heroes and Villains]]" two female heroes invoke famous comic-book team-ups:
-->'''Glory Girl:''' Exactly! And I've got a spare bedroom in my apartment, so you can crash there until you find a place of your own. And if you wanted to get away from the Shadow Stalker persona, we can borrow from those old pre-powers comic books. You know, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}. Stuff like that.\\
'''Shadow Stalker:''' In case you missed the memo, we're girls, not guys.\\
'''Glory Girl:''' Fine. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. They were a thing too, you know.\\
'''Shadow Stalker:''' I am ''not'' putting ears on my mask. And if you put an 'S' on your chest, I'm gonna tell everyone it stands for 'Stupid'.\\
'''Glory Girl:''' Well, okay, we'll stick with Glory and the Shadow.\\
'''Shadow Stalker:''' That is ''not'' going to be our team name.\\
'''Glory Girl:''' Okay then, we'll call ourselves Gimel's Finest. Or the Brave and the Foolhardy.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565945/14/Mary_Mary_Quite_Contrary Mary Mary? Quite Contrary!]]'', there are many {{shout out}}s made in the "Sparkly Shiny Alchemist" story. For one thing, the protagonist's full name is Christiana Sophia [[Literature/TheHungerGames Maysalee]] Thomas[[note]]Maysalee is the name of Madge's aunt, for those who don't know[[/note]]. And there's this quote from her "bro" Jeff:
-->[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} "I'm a mog. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"]]
** From the same author, we have ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Eds]]'', in which Ed exclaims "[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Holy *** on a ** sandwich!]]"
* ''FanFic/{{Stray}}'' is full of these. The story's ArcWords are an obvious nod to ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', Snake has a dog named [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu]] (Otacon chose the name), and there are more subtle references to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and Kafka.
* ''FanFic/TiberiumWars'' has more shout-outs than you can shake a stick at. Shout-outs range from ''Literature/SnowCrash'' to ''Franchise/MassEffect'' to ''Franchise/MetalGear'' to ''Series/GenerationKill'', with a hefty frequency of references to ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
** By the same author, ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'' has as many shout-outs, ranging from references to ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''VideoGame/BioShock'' and even ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. There's also multiple {{Actor Allusion}}s to Creator/SummerGlau's roles in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' and Nathan Fillion's role in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''. Some of these are ''extremely'' subtle -- for example, the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' reference is almost impossible to spot unless you're looking for a StealthPun.
* W.I.T.C.H. Fanfic KievaLynn's Season Three features C'thulu in one episode. The episode title "The Telemarketing Call of C'thulu" is a play on the title of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "The Collect Call of C'thulu." They even beat him in much the same way.
* Lord of the Land of Fire is prone to lacing the plots of his stories with references to things like UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or [[Literature/TheBible The Book of Revelation]], among other things.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fic ''Fanfic/MiddleOfNowhere'' has three in its very short first chapter alone: [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness the fic's title,]] [[TheMoteInGodsEye Larry Niven's novel ''The Mote In God's Eye'',]] and ''Film/LethalWeapon''. There's a fourth one if you count the direct reference to ''Series/LifeOnMars''. And they keep coming....
* This Anime/KillLaKill PoemFic titled ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4344140 Le Danse de Satsuki]]'' is a shoutout to Marilyn's dancing scene from ''Literature/TheSuicideShop'', complete with different reactions to the titular Satsuki's dancing and the scene's soundtrack.
* ''Fanfic/Homecoming2026'': A ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' fanfic:
** To Navi and her reminders in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
--> As additional students and visitors wandered through the culinary laboratory, a ball of light with wings flickered into existence over the shoulder of one of the school's [[OurElvesAreDifferent sidhe]] students. The Virtual Assistant flitted in front of its master and began speaking. "Hey! Listen!"
--> "What is it Navi?" Came the expected response.
** To the "This. Is. Sparta!" scene of ''Film/ThreeHundred'':
--> After several long moments of silence, a jazzy tune sounded throughout the stadium and the lights snapped back on. The display screen was gone, it's place taken by a hemisphere shaped object, floating at about the height of the basketball hoops. Standing in the object was a student dressed like Marvin the Martin and twirling a parade marshal's baton. His voice boomed out across the stadium, "Ladies and Gentlemen. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis This! Is! Halloween!]] Are you ready to party?"
** Skyball is conceptually a renamed version of Quidditch from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Both games with hoops and balls and two sides.
---> Nestled in the basin that had been the mine proper were 6 giant hoops, perched on poles. They were divided into two clusters of three, with the space between them forming the academy's skyball field.
** Splatterball is a teenage version of Doc from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard''.
** Gary (Waite)'s VI is one to the UsefulNotes/FlyingSpaghettiMonster.
---> Floating over one shoulder was a cloud-like formation of spaghetti, complete with two meatball eyes.
** Gateway of Destiny is to ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' what GEO, from the fanfic's source, the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', is to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Basically an enhanced version of what we have.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonStorySinnohJourney'':
** Aaron's Empoleon and May's Wartortle reference ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' while insulting each other.
** Ian's Appeal Round performance in the Sunyshore City Contest is him narrating the tale of the Black Fog. You know, from ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''?
** Lucario's Aura-Double Team seems lifted straight from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''