* The fic has several pop culture references, including ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''{{Yotsubato}}'' (possibly unintentional), ''StarWars'' and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' ("I did it thirty five minutes ago"). The author references one of his other fics in this, noting that it explains more about Roger's "creepy" behavior with a dog.
* The "sign the song that ends the world" bit has to be a ShoutOut to ''PennyArcade''.
-or rather Planescape: Torment
* In Chapter 13, Dark performs a ''DragonBall'' Kamehameha. However, it's misspelled as the "Kamy Hamy Ha".
* In chapter 16 Dark fights with two swords in his hand and one between his teeth, a ShoutOut to ''OnePiece''.
* Odds are, if it's a recent action game, it'll be referenced - ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''ModernWarfare'', ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/MetalGear''... even ''GuitarHero'' gets a ShoutOut.
** Amusingly, a flashforward showed ModernWarfare 3, described as "like the normal game but with laser guns". Then the game is released for real, albeit nothing like that description.
* [[SuperMan "THIS IS A JOB FOR DESK LADY!" she said like {{superman}} and flew to the desk except she cant fly cos shes just a normal lady so she just walked but did it extra fast.]]
* ''"Some guy told me that im on Tv Tropes now which is like a wikipedia but for tv or something!! THIS A FAMOUS STORY BUT I WONT LET IT GOT TO MY HEAD EVEN IF IM AWSEOM! Im not on tv but i guess death note is and thats why they licked it?"''
* At one point, alarms go off [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion "...like NERVE everytime an angel comes."]]
* The author seems to be a KanyeWest fan; both Watari and Day use the "[[Memes/KanyeWest I'mma let you finish]]" construction, Light's mom "MAKES SOME TOAST FOR THE DOOSHBAG" (i.e. Near), Day has Kanye's spiral haircut and when he gets "burnt and twisted", he becomes a "[[FlatWhat BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY]]" (in a chapter appropriately called "A Dark (YAGAMI) Twisted Fantasy"). He even makes an appearance as shinigami in chapter 43, writing "all his songs in a death note and that's why he kills!".
* Chapter 45, Dark can no longer remember anything about anything. And if he ever did, [[Series/DoctorWho his head would explode]].
* In the first part of the epilogue, it turns out that Mello not only looks like LadyGaga (an assertion that the author made earlier in the series) but ''is'' Lady Gaga. [[StealthPun The fic then reveals that he sang a song about his "Papa", who is called "Ratzy"]].
* Wammy House... sorry, "Watari House" is "a magic school". Light just has one question about it:
-->''"IS IT HOGWARTS DAD?"''
* Roger, caretaker/teacher/owner/something of Wammy House, [[Literature/OliverTwist refuses to "give them any more" at meal times]].
* Is this supposed to be a ShoutOut to Film/IronMan?
--> "the nuclear in cybertakadas giant chest was spinning at a million miles an hour."
* Samanther is described looking "just like the drummer chick from that [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld scot pilgrim film]]" (Lynette Guycott).
* Samanther says "MY MILKSHAKE BRINGS ALL THE SHINGAMI TO THE ARENA.", referencing the song "Milkshake" by Kelis (chorus: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard")
** "ALSO MY FIGHTING IS BETTER THAN YOURS! DAM RIGHT ITS BETTER THAN YOURS" - "Could you teach me?" said dark. "BUT ID HAVE TO CHARGE" (LOOK UP KELIS IF YOU DON'T GET IT BUT IT'S A SONG ABOUT WARMING UP MILKSHAKE AND USING IT TO FILL YOUR YARD WITH BOYS SO THEY'LL TEACH PEEPS HOW TO MAKE MILKSHAKE FOR MONEY I GUESS?)
* TheMatrix "Agent Smith tried to stop them" when they went on the internet.
* In the second epilogue-chapter Dark enters [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Sher]][[SherlockHolmes lock ]][[RobinHood Forest]] and finds Robin Hood's treasure-hoard.