As the [[Fanfic/ForGood main page]] formerly said:
Hooo boy. This trope could seriously use a page just for ''Breakaway'' – we won't even mention the one-shots and the roleplay arc! The author seems to have an unhealthy love of making tributes to her favorite stories – the list just expands with each new chapter.

* Creator/CSLewis topics are a recurring shout out, such as the Walden Media Narnia films and [[Literature/SpaceTrilogy Perelandra]] Avenue and Park.
* Franchise/StarWars is another recurring shout out.
** Windy once echoes Wedge's reaction to the Death Star: "Look at the ''size'' of that thing."
** Zomega is also said to have a dash of [[TheThrawnTrilogy Talon Karrde and Mara Jade]] thrown in - this becomes more obvious when you consider that one of Zomega's occupations is [[HandOfThrawn information brokering.]]
** Speaking of Mara Jade, Warp is apparently familiar with the character.
** Windy Terrik's ''name''... Windy, a Tatooine friend of Luke's, and [[XWingSeries Booster Terrik]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a blustery but loveable smuggler chief]].
** Speaking of names... Hayden Shaw. ''Hayden'' Christensen and Sebastian ''Shaw'', two actors who portrayed Darth Vader...
* Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
** Erin's email address is jb_sherlockian, a tribute to Creator/JeremyBrett, generally known as [[Series/SherlockHolmes the definitive Sherlock Holmes]]. Dorm-team 76 even watches the show in one chapter.
** In the same chapter, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Series/{{Sherlock}} are also discussed.
** Creator/RobertDowneyJr is also mentioned, providing a supposed BerserkButton for the [[NotSoStoic previously unflappable Ricki]].
* Franchise/StarTrek. Chapter 10 of ''Breakaway'' takes the thing and runs with it; the chapter title is even [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration "The Next Generation"]]!
** Erin and Ricki end up discussing what [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] characters they and their dorm-mates resemble.
** Chapter 11 is ''ridiculously'' Trek-heavy, right down to Erin, Windy, and Ricki making quips and references – even during a simulation! – including calling the First Officer [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration “Number One”]].
** The similarities are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Erin's thoughts: ''Why bother fighting it? If their lives paralleled a science fiction classic from a thousand years ago, so be it. ''
* IndianaJones is Indy St. James's hero and the source of his [[AwesomeMcCoolName name]]. Indy's ''real'' given name is ''Jim''. That's right: Jim St. James.
* Eda-Ji-Kep puts Erin in mind of Teal'c from ''Series/StargateSG1''. Yes, this lampshades the fact that "Eddie" is an {{Expy}} of Teal'c.
* GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex. Zomega [[{{Expy}} intentionally resembles]] the Major, and Erin sings one of the anime's songs.
** Not to mention the fact that Zurg is a full-bodied {{Cyborg}} ''and'' that cyberbrains are actually a staple of the Zeretaen race.
* We're not even going to get into Erin's songs. We'll just say "Enya" and call it a day.
* Nor are we going to touch the quotes. Nope.
** Okay, just one. Erin and Mira quote the 2005 ''PrideAndPrejudice'' film.
* Oh, and Erin is probably a TVTroper. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy She knows waaay]] [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife too many tropes by]] ''[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife name]]''.
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