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[[folder:Book -1: ''Start of Darkness'']]
* There is a [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Xavion who has a sorcerous team called the S-Men, who look familiar.]]
* In his youth, Xykon was competing with Keith Baker, creator of the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' campaign setting that beat Burlew's entry in a contest run by Wizards of the coast, for the position of some evil overlord's Dragon.
* And when Baker wins, he asks if anyone wants to join in a game of ''TabletopGame/{{Gloom}}''.
* The Oracle makes one on meeting Eugene.
-->'''Oracle:''' Hey, it's Film/GhostDad!\\
'''Eugene:''' Huh?\\
'''Oracle:''' [[CallForward Eh, it'll be funny later.]] [[TakeThat Funnier than the Cosby movie, at least.]]
* And, upon leaving the Oracle, Eugene, in a reference to ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'', is followed by Series/MrBelvedere.
* Right-Eye wants [[TeamUpSeries an old-fashioned team-up, Marvel style]] with Xykon.
* [[Film/ANewHope "Fear will keep the local nations in line. Fear of this Snarl."]]
* When the still human Xykon gets sick and disfigured [[spoiler:by Lirian's anti-magic virus]], he pulls the hood of his cloak over his head, which distinctively makes him look like [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]].
* The whole sequence of Xykon's transformation into a lich is a spoof of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.
-->'''Redcloak:''' Gentlemen, {{we can rebuild him}}. We have the magic.
* "[[Series/ILoveLucy Hey Luuucy! I'm home!]]" Said by Xykon when crashing into Lirian's abode.
* And from the same page:
-->'''Xykon:''' "Next up on Series/{{Extreme Makeover|HomeEdition}}: This frumpy old sorcerer suffers from an expiring lifespan, a crippling viral infection, and unsightly crow's feet."\\
"But once our team of clerics and stylists are done with him, he'll be undead fabulous, girlfriend!"
* One of the gates that Redcloak finds is a Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}, guarded by SG-1.
* While stealing the Monster in the Darkness from the circus, Redcloak kills a pair of acrobats who turn out to be ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s parents.
-->'''Batman:''' [[Creator/AdamWest Ooooo, tough break, old chum.]]
* During the same escape, they're also attacked by an arrow-firing Disney/{{Dumbo}}.
* Xykon banishes some angels with the BadassBoast, "Yeah, run back to your upper planes! Tell [[Series/TouchedByAnAngel Roma Downey]] she's next!"

[[folder:Book 0: ''On the Origin of [=PCs=]'']]
* When Elan makes his HammyHerald entrance to a BadGuyBar, he starts with "Behold, [[Film/ANewHope wretched hive of scum and villainy]]!"
* Vaarsuvius's backstory in is an extended reference to ''Series/IronChef''.
* It also includes a single panel showing a young Vaarsuvius using magic to make a broom carry buckets of water, in a reference to "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Disney's ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
* A couple cameos amongst the adventurers Roy interviews in the inn:
** [[http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2153/buffyinoots.png One of them]] is Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.
** [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melnibone]] makes an appearance as well.
* The prequel also has Haley's ID number on her mugshot as [[Literature/LesMiserables 24601]].

[[folder:Book D: ''Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales'']]
* In the strip from the final issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', the Order go through a door labeled "Do not open except in case of parody or other fair use". Behind it are stick-figure versions of characters from various cancelled ''Dragon'' comic strips: Finieous Fingers; ComicStrip/{{Wormy}}; Snarf and Telerie (''[=SnarfQuest=]''); [[ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie Phil and Dixie]]; ''Webcomic/{{Yamara}}''; and the ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable.
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Larry Gardener]] (see below) puts in another appearance, this time with friends.
* In a sequence in which the Order and their Fourth Edition counterparts take on other pastimes, the Vaarsuvii blast Franchise/{{Superman}} with magic, the Durkons handle a certain [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkly vampire]], the Haleys plot an attack on [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], Belkar ambushes a player in [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar a first-person shooter video game]], and Roy attacks a cloaked wizard, scattering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards everywhere.
* In the "Stick Tales" stories, as well as riffing on the source materials, there are the following references:
** In "Elan and the Beanstalk", [[spoiler:Creator/SeanBean appears as himself, but in a nod to ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', he is immediately [[AnnoyingArrows shot dead by Thog]]]].
--->'''Alt-Vaarsuvius:''' Hrmmph. [[ChronicallyKilledActor I suppose I should have seen that coming.]]
** "Goldenleaf" is an extended ShoutOut to (and parody of) various elements in the ''Film/JamesBond'' films.
** "Greenhilt: Prince of Denmark" has Alt-Belkar attempting to [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} bust]] the king's ghost.
--->'''Alt-Belkar:''' Yeah, bustin' makes me feel good!\\
'''King:''' [[PretenderDiss You're no Bill Murray.]]
** There's also a quick shout to ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.
--->'''Greenhilt:''' Start talking about why you're haunting the castle, and it better not be because I've lost the true spirit of Christmas.\\
'''King:''' Well, you have.\\
'''Greenhilt:''' NOT THE POINT.
** When Prince Greenhilt asks the Player King (Elan) to stage "The Murder of Gonzago", he thinks it's Franchise/{{the Muppets}} character. "Kermit and Fozzie must be so upset!"
** The ShowWithinAShow during "Greenhilt" devolves into a modern SoapOpera which even includes [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]]] as a character when Alt-Elan gets carried away.

[[folder:Book 1: ''Dungeon Crawlin' Fools'']]
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0010.html "Like Enthrall, Only Boring"]], the goblins are speaking the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Ewok language]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0013.html Roy's sword]] apparently [[Literature/{{Jabberwocky}} goes "snicker-snack" when he beheads something]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html "Arcanolypse Now"]]
-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' [[Film/ApocalypseNow I love the smell of bat guano in the morning. Smells like... victory.]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0032.html Messrs. Jones and Rodriguez were sent by the spooky wizard.]]
-->'''Jones:''' Yeah, [[Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast the spooky wizard who lives by the coast]], if you get my drift.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0042.html "Belkar Unleashed"]]:
-->'''Belkar:''' [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings In your FACE, Elijah Woods!]]
* [[SignificantAnagram Zz'dtri]] the drow being from a race of nothing but Chaotic Good rebels and waving two scimitars as "standard issue" is of course a parody of [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizzt Do'Urden]] from ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0098.html Belkar cribs the]] PretenderDiss given to UsefulNotes/DanQuayle by Lloyd Bentsen.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0115.html "Dust in the Wind"]]:
-->'''Belkar:''' Wow. Who knew all you had to do was break his sword and he'd go all [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0119.html "Hollywood, Eat Your Heart Out"]]:
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} "Game over, man. Game Over!"]]
** "Wow! Just like a Creator/VinDiesel movie!"

[[folder:Book 2: ''No Cure for the Paladin Blues'']]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0124.html The first time we see Vaarsuvius levelling up,]] V pulls a very [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]]-esque "Exxxxcellent." (yes, it's written like that), complete with the gesture.
* In the fifth panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0127.html strip 127]], Elan bursts out a stream of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. The final one before V cuts him off is Jambi's {{catchphrase}} from ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0136.html "It's Not a Gaming Session Until Someone Quotes Monty Python"]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0140.html Strip #140]] is titled "Franchise/MyLittlePony".
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0141.html "Horse Sense"]], when Elan says "What, how to ride a horse? [[Series/MisterEd Of course, of course!]]"
* Durkon makes one to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' with [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0144.html "Ye have chosen... poorly."]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0145.html Knowing.]] It's [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle half the battle.]] ([[CaptainObvious G.I. Joe!]])
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0147.html "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"]]: "[[AreWeThereYet Is it much further,]] [[Franchise/TheSmurfs Papa Roach?]]"
* The "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0149.html Headdress of Supreme Leadership]]" seems to be a bastard kid of Regalia of Might artifact and "Neon Orange Mohawk Wig of Death" from ''[[Funny/TabletopGames Bride of Portable Hole]]''.
* Lizard-V quotes [[Franchise/StarWars the Emperor]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0179.html in the final panel of strip 179]].
* One by the "lantern" Archons and the Demon-Roaches to the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' Comics: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0194.html "In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night, No Evil Shall Escape Our Sight."]] And then one of the Demon-Roaches says, "I dunno. I always kinda liked Kyle." A stealthy reference to one of the main characters, Kyle Rayner (who, during his time as the only GL, didn't say the oath).
* Two for the price of one in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0199.html "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"]] (not counting the title):
-->'''Elan:''' Oh, this is bad, Roy. Really, really bad! Stop the carts!\\
'''Roy:''' Calm down, Disney/ChickenLittle. It's just raining. Annoying, but [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz not fatal to non-witches]].
* Roy gives us [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0224.html this gem:]]
-->'''Roy:''' [[VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} Blue Warrior]] [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly needs food...]] '''[[WizardNeedsFoodBadly BADLY!]]'''
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0229.html "No Offense, Aaron"]]:
-->'''"Kaboom" Redaxe:''' I knew I should've taken tha job at "Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}".
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0242.html "Chekov's Law Realized"]]:
-->'''Haley:''' Geez! We were a lot safer when we just made fairly obvious jokes about the rules!\\
'''Vaarsuvius:''' [[CerebusSyndrome I blame]] ComicBook/{{Cerebus|TheAardvark}}.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0243.html "No Flair for the Dramatic"]]:
-->'''Haley:''' My gods! They're so beautiful! How could I ever pick one bag over another?? It's like "''Film/SophiesChoice''" all over again!
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter "Larry Gardener]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0253.html and the Angry Half-Orc"]]
-->'''Larry:''' [[ParodyMagicSpell Stoppus Badguyus!]]\\
'''Thog: little man talk funny.''' ''[Thog slashes]''\\
'''Nale:''' Sorry about the mess.\\
'''Warthog:''' Don't be, I've been wanting to do that for six books. Years, I mean six years.
* Nale's Super-Genius Plan is very [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]]-esque. The title of the strip is [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0255.html "Meep Meep!"]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0280.html "The Boot"]]:
-->'''Mr. Jones:''' We might have some success citing precedent. Get me the case files for [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron v. Baggins]], [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Takhisis v. Everman]], and... [[Literature/HarryPotter Riddle v. Board of Education]].\\
'''Rodriguez:''' How about [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Witch v. Gale]]?\\
'''Mr. Jones:''' Hmmmm. Yeah, OK, but East, not West.
* "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0281.html Hey, wake up,]] Disney/SnowWhite! It's me, the 8th dwarf, 'Stabby'."
* Comics [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0290.html #290]]-[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0291.html #291]]:
-->'''Eugene Greenhilt:''' What? You were [[Film/{{Ghost}} maybe expecting]] Creator/PatrickSwayze?\\
[-... of course, I'm pretty good at that "Film/{{dirty dancing}}," so I can see how you could be confused...-]

[[folder:Book 3: ''War and [=XPs=]'']]
* The road signs in the last panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0320.html "Bing Crosby's Got Nothing on Us"]] reference ''Film/RoadToMorocco'' and ''Film/RoadToPerdition''.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0322.html strip #322]], Belkar makes a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tootsie_Pops Tootsie Pops Roll]] commercials.
-->'''Belkar:''' HEY! Wise Mister Owlbear! How many licks does it takes to get to the chewy elven center of a Vaarsuvius Pop?
* Among the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0330.html payment options]] the Oracle accepts for prophecies are "[[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk magic beans]]" and "[[Literature/TheLittleMermaid your voice]]".
* The Cliffport Police Chief makes one to ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0339.html "C.P.P.D. Blues"]]:
-->'''Da Chief:''' Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing pixie dust.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0344.html When]] discussing the haphazard implementation of technology in Cliffport, Durkon notes that [[TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} "They could have magic trains."]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0348.html Hello.]] [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Yokyok]]. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}.
-->'''Belkar:''' [[Film/ThePrincessBride STOP SAYING THAT!]]
* A nod to ''VideoGame/{{Centipede}}'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0354.html "Copper Piece Arcade"]].
-->'''Julia:''' I'm out of quarters! I mean, "spells"!
* When Leaky Windstaff [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0359.html casts a firestorm spell]], there's a CutawayGag to the Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, where [[Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} Ronnie Raymond]] thinks someone's calling his name.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0370.html strip #370]], Xykon addresses Miko as "[[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurai Jill]]".
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0371.html "The Road to Heck"]]:
-->'''Redcloak:''' [[Franchise/StarWars No, no, it's fear leads to anger, anger leads to suffering, and suffering leads to the Dark Side.]]
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0373.html "Caged"]], to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' with what the Demon-Roach shouts at being taken.
-->'''Demon-Roach:''' Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!
* The paladins of Azure City (a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Japan) apparently summon their Celestial Mounts from inside [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéballs]]. Complete with a "[Name of Celestial Mount], I choose you!" {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with {{unsound effect}}s: "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0373.html pika!]]" and "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0432.html chu!]]"
* A rather blatant one to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0388.html Elan and Thog are boarding]] an [[CoolAirship airship]]. Lampshaded by Thog:
-->'''Thog: thog not get references.'''
* To ''Franchise/StarWars'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0390.html "In a Class All His Own"]]:
-->'''Julio:''' Exactly, my young padawan.\\
'''Elan:''' What's a "padawan"?\\
'''Julio:''' You're better off not knowing.
* To ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0406.html "A Moment of Truth"]]:
-->'''Roy:''' I'm gonna suggest we try not to get too involved here.\\
'''Belkar:''' Oh yeah, total PrimeDirective situation.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0421.html Elan's speech before the battle of Azure city is saturated with shout-outs:]]
-->'''Elan:''' [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Friends, Azurites, countrymen, lend me your ears.]] [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Not literally, because ewww. I mean, that would be disgusting.]]\\
And messy. And since you'd just be lending them, we'd have to figure out how to reattach them all, and that'd be a lot of work.\\
Today, we stand here on the wall, preparing to defend this city from the forces of evil. And probably chaos, too.\\
[[Theatre/HenryV We few, we happy few, we band of brothers]]. And sisters. Definitely also sisters, they are part of the band too. I think they play drums.\\
[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings A day may come when the courage of men (and women) fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.]]\\
And if the battle lasts through tomorrow, it's not that day either.\\
It may or may not be the day after that, I'm not sure. Still too early to tell.\\
But in case it's not that day, or it is that day but the battle is already over so it doesn't matter, I want you to remember this:\\
[[Film/{{Patton}} No one ever won a war by dying for their country.]] They won by making the other guy die for his country. Which still applies even though hobgoblins don't live in countries.\\
They live in caves, I think. So make them die for their caves. Which, admittedly, sounds a lot less heroic than dying for your country.\\
But today will be the day when Azure City declared in one voice, "[[Film/IndependenceDay We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!]]"\\
And the fact that it rhymes does not make it any less true!\\
We'll stand here together and tell our enemies that [[Film/{{Braveheart}} they may take our lives...]]\\
'''[[Film/{{Braveheart}} But they will never take our freedom!]]''' [[note]][[LooseLips Unless... unless they kill us and animate our dead corpses as zombies to fight for them.]] [[SayingTooMuch Then I suppose they've taken our lives, AND our freedom.]][[/note]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0425.html "War Makes Boys of Us All"]]
** Elan doesn't want [[Film/ThreeHundred to fight in the shade.]]
** Also: "We kicked their [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} shiny metal asses!]]"
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0459.html #459]]: "They look like some kind of positive energy spirit, probably homebrewed or cribbed off of [[TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} another campaign setting.]]"
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0469.html "Crossbones"]]
** The three hobgoblins are discussing the series finale of ''Series/TheSopranos''.
** "Shut the hell up, you [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} third-rate Yorick knock-off]]!"
** "Do you hear that, Advertising/{{Orangina}}? Your ass is mine, I'm gonna--"
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0474.html "The Body]] [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers Snatcher"]]
** [[Radio/TheShadow "Who knows what stupidity lies in the hearts of men"]]
** And a bit of an AffectionateParody of ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.

[[folder:Book 4: ''Don't Split the Party'']]
* The cast page has a diagram of the main characters and their relations with each other. [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon Included on the page is]] Creator/KevinBacon.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0485.html "Hey! You! Get Off of My Cloud!"]]
-->'''Eugene:''' Ooooo, yes! And while your friends collect the seven magic spheres to wish you back to life, you can train with the secret martial arts master who lives here in the afterlife!\\
'''Roy:''' ... Really?\\
'''Eugene:''' No, not really, you moron! Does this look like ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' to you?!?\\
'''Roy:''' [-Could have fooled me, [[InactionSequence that last battle took long enough...]]-]
* If a shout-out to Myth/EgyptianMythology counts...
-->'''Roy:''' ...I don't suppose we could just weigh my heart against a feather instead?\\
'''Bureaucratic Deva:''' Oh no, we haven't done that for years. The scales are a bitch to calibrate.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html The baseline comparison for Belkar's evil]] is a "hypothetical offspring of [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS de Ville]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]]".
* "[[Franchise/StarWars Uh... strike me down, and I shall become]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0524.html more powerful than you can possibly imagine!]]"
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0539.html strip #539]], Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} is referenced briefly as the horrible method Gnomes get information. At first it looks like Burlew is taking a shot at the news outlet... until the panel cuts away to a bunch of gnomes listening to an ''actual'' fox, red, white-tipped tail, yipping noises and everything. Let's face it, if you got all your news from a small furry animal, some things would slip through the cracks. Which turns it into a ''[[WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome David the Gnome]]'' reference.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0543.html "Shhh! Principal's Coming!"]]:
** What appears to be a shout-out to ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' of all things:
--->'''Redcloak:''' I'm the one who keeps the [[{{Magitek}} magical lightning-powered trains]] running on time.\\
'''Demon-Roach:''' Yeah, the dinosaurs hate it when they're late.
** A double reference, since ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', known for its magical Lightning Rail, is also noted for having dinosaurs.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0548.html "His Most Despicable Act Yet"]]:
-->'''Redcloak:''' But if you think for one round that Xykon gives a withered crap about the goblin race, [[LandmarkSale I have a bridge to sell you]] [[Literature/BridgeToTerabithia to Terabithia]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0560.html "Meanwhile, His Teammate Was in Rhodes"]]
** Therkla leads Elan's party into a copy of a Dharma Initiative station from ''Series/{{Lost}}'', complete with the iconic Dharma Initiative logo (with a smiley face in the middle) and a sign on the wall that says "Welcome to the [[Series/DharmaAndGreg Greg]] Initiative, Station 32: The Smiley Face." When they leave the station in the next strip, there's a bonus TakeThat:
--->'''Lien:''' Thank the Twelve Gods! [[TheChrisCarterEffect I was beginning to think the people who built that tunnel had absolutely no idea where it was going!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0560.html "No, see,]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} she just has a ninja-themed motif to strike fear into the hearts of cowardly and superstitious criminals."]] Not just a parody of Batman, but of [[http://jaypinkerton.com/2005/01/05/batman-origin-comics/ Jay Pinkerton's Batman Origins parody comic]].
** In the same strip, the punchline has ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of ''ComicBook/XMen'' taking the place of the cyclops from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' as a VisualPun. The title "Meanwhile His Teammate Was in Rhodes" refers to fellow X-Man Colossus.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0566.html "One for the FAQ"]]
-->'''The Oracle:''' So yeah, I have as much chance of bringing back your leader as I do of scoring with [[WesternAnimation/Beowulf2007 Grendel's hot mom]].
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0572.html "The Resistance of Memory"]], the Oracle tells Roy's ghost, "Now, scurry home to your cloud, WesternAnimation/{{Casper|TheFriendlyGhost}}."
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0576.html "Construction Workers"]]:
** Now, it's easy to forget since how much of a classic the line has become, but Grubwiggler's "It's alive! '''ALIVE!!!'''" arks back to Franchise/UniversalHorror's 1931 ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.
** "Look, Mr. Scruffy, [[Series/TheMunsters Herman Munster]] is trying to hurt the Cart Fairy!"
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0584.html "Improbable Causes"]] features a scene from ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: Special Encounters Unit]]''. And yes, it's yet another cameo for JustForFun/JohnMunch.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0591.html "Antipathy for the Devil"]]: The Pit Fiend that Qarr summons went to high school with people who grew up to be "men of wealth and taste." The shout-out is doubled with the strip title, since Music/TheRollingStones song this references is "Sympathy for the Devil".
* When [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0601.html Roy's dad "gently" breaks the news about Roy's body being used for a bone golem]], among the books he hands him is ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated''. Also included in the books are ''Literature/IRobot'' and ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0606.html "The Philosophy of Chaos"]]:
** During Lord Shojo's SpiritAdvisor speech to Belkar:
--->'''Lord Shojo:''' It's called "VideoGame/{{Civilization}}". No, wait, there's already a game called that... OK, it's called "Society".
** The game pieces shown in that panel are from the ''TabletopGame/GameOfLife''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0619.html "Wow, That's a Spicy Meatball!"]]
** The title refers to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQhwNtY3N2k 1969 Alka Seltzer commercial]].
** The "[=MOBs=]" mixes a parody of TheMafia with Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. (Note the inverted writing on the window: "BLIZZARI'S RISTORANTE".)
* "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0622.html I'm sorry]], [[Film/{{Batman}} I did the best I could with what's left]]."
* [[Literature/TheHobbit "I know, you could relay the knowledge of the secret gap in the dragon's underbelly scales]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0630.html that is the exact size and shape of a banana nut muffin!"]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0632.html "My Three Fiends"]]: The IFCC's slogan is riffing off the Edwin Starr song, "War (what is it good for?)"
-->'''Cedrik:''' Our slogan is, "Blood War, Huh, Who Is It Good For?"\\
'''Nero:''' Good gods, y'all!
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html "The Wrong Reasons"]]
-->'''Cedrik:''' ''[{{stage whisper}}]'' We totally cribbed this idea from ''Film/TheMatrix''.\\
'''Qarr:''' [[Creator/KeanuReeves Whoa.]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0637.html "It Only Shows Reality Programming"]]
-->'''Qarr:''' Yeah, and if you pull the other one, it plays Music/JudasPriest. Come on.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html "If They Pull a Knife..."]]
** After Vaarsuvius vanquishes [[spoiler:the black dragon mother]].
--->'''Soul Splices:''' Delicious. {{Tastes like chicken}}. [[Film/ApocalypseNow Tastes like victory.]]
** The strip's title is also a shout-out to ''Film/TheUntouchables'': "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way, and that's how you get Capone."
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0645.html "It's Where the Cool Kids Swim"]]
-->'''Belkar:''' Are you kidding? That was awesome! It was like "Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} vs. Tiny Creator/ChuckNorris," starring me. And I ain't Creator/BorisKarloff.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0652.html "No Respect for the Wicked"]]
-->'''Xykon:''' Oh, you poor, dumb elf. Don't you get it? Be a vampire, or a ghost, or [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray an immortal with a paint-by-numbers portrait in the rec room]]. Hell, even a [[BrainInAJar brain-in-a-jar]], in a pinch. Anything to avoid the Big Fire Below.

[[folder:Book 5: ''Blood Runs in the Family'']]
* "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0683.html Come here,]] ComicStrip/BeetleBailey..."
* Plenty to ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0688.html "The Comics Must Flow"]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0692.html Elan provides his own version of Stratovarius' "Hunting High and Low".]]
* One to UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0698.html with the Empires of]] [[RousingSpeech Blood, Sweat and Tears]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0719.html "Seat of Power"]]:
-->'''Captain:''' Minister, my apologies, but the Empress is dining. She left orders not to be disturbed.\\
'''Malack:''' I bear news of some import, Captain. Stand aside.\\
'''Captain:''' ...Series/YesMinister.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0723.html The first]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0724.html two strips]] where Tarquin reveals himself as [[spoiler:Elan and Nale's father contains [[LukeIAmYourFather "Elan... I am your father!"]]]], as well as "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi I'm holding a thermal detonator!]]"
-->'''Tarquin:''' [[VisibleSilence ...]]That's a can of tomato soup.\\
'''Gannji:''' I know, I was just trying to keep the theme going.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0727.html #727]], Tarquin and Elan plan a festival that includes clowns, jugglers, and [[JuggalO clown-jugglers]]. [[Series/FireFly They juggle tiny clowns]].
* The [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0728.html Sunrise Bloody Sunrise Bed and Breakfast]] looks like a reference to the Music/{{U2}} song "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
* The previous ''Franchise/StarWars'' references become a BrickJoke in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0735.html #735]] when Tarquin double-crosses Gannji for extorting him in front of Elan.
-->'''Gannji:''' That double-crossing son of a mongoose!\\
'''Kilkil:''' He also wanted me to add, "Pray I don't alter it any further." He said you'd know what it meant.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0736.html Strip #736]]:
** The title is [[Film/{{Airplane}} "Do You Like Comics About Gladiators?"]]
** The Oil Steward wears a fez and holds a mop, which is a lot reminiscent of [[Series/DoctorWho the Eleventh Doctor]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]".
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0745.html "It Does Beat Scissors"]], Belkar wants to [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption dig a hole to freedom and cover it with a poster of Lidda]].
* One to ''[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0746.html Kukla, Fran, and Ollie]]'' of all places. This being ''[=OotS=]'', they [[LampshadedTheObscureReference lampshaded the fact that they are having an outdated shout-out]].
* When Roy and Belkar are trapped in the gladiatorial arena, Belkar makes one to ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'':
-->'''Belkar:''' Hey! Scheduling dudes! Look at me! Over here! How about nut-shots? Crowds love nut-shots! Saget was on the air for like 8 years.
* The Empire of Blood's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0755.html Homecoming Parade]] includes parodies of ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''. It also refers to the Oscar the Grouch's counterpart as Felix the Mensch in a shout-out to ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0765.html The street sign pointing to the Empire's jail]] contains a ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' shout-out (referencing "Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Collect $200").
* Roy mentions to the Gladiatorial Champion [[spoiler:Thog]] that [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html he has a pet peeve (villains forgetting their own crimes)]], then has to clarify that [[Literature/TheUnicornTrilogy a peeve is not a kind of dog]].
* A subtle one to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html "Plotting Something"]].
-->'''Tarquin:''' But the way these things go, you'll probably end up [[Franchise/StarWars losing a hand]] or an eye of something.\\
'''Elan:''' Oh, right. Like, a big burn on the side of my face, at the very least.
* "I know that sometimes [[Literature/JamesBond the hero has to play baccarat with the enemy]], even though logically it would make more sense for them to just be trying to kill each other. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0775.html What I don't know is how to play baccarat]]."
* Comic #802 is titled "Took a level in [[VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing Sauceror]]".
* A bonus strip shows how Zz'dtri got freed from infringement prison:
-->'''Mr. Jones:''' OK, the courts have made a new ruling. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frudu Biggens]], [[Literature/TheElricSaga Emmerick of Melbourne]], [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Jim Slush and Spook]], and Zz'dtri -- you're all free to go.
* Comic #863 is titled "[[Webcomic/LookingForGroup Looking for Regroup]]".
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0869.html Comic #869:]]
-->'''Belkar:''' [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Two men enter, one dashingly handsome halfling leaves.]]
* In Comic #900, the Demon-Roaches seek shelter from a blast in a [[BombproofAppliance refrigerator]], cribbing off the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull research]] of [[Franchise/IndianaJones Dr. Jones]].
* In Comic #906, [[spoiler:Nale]] utters the phrase "Not a cloud in the sky" as a signal to [[spoiler:Zz'dtri to turn on Malack]]. Just for reference: "Above all Spain the cloudless sky" was the phrase broadcast to signal the start of Francisco Franco's mutiny in 1936.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0918.html Comic #918]], when the three IFCC heads are bidding farewell to V, the Orange one says "[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh T.T.F.N.!]]"
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0919.html comic #919]], Vaarsuvius comes back from Hell and one of the first spells the wizard casts is a ''Wall of Fire'' encircling V's friends. The title of the strip is "I Went Down, Down, Down", a lyric from the Music/JohnnyCash song "Ring of Fire".
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html comic #937]], Julio Scoundrél is [[Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld the Most Interesting Man in the Stickverse.]]

[[folder:Book 6]]
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0949.html comic #949]], the airship takes damage from lightning and a ship's console explodes in the face of its user -- like they do every time anything takes damage in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0952.html Comic #952]] has a sly one from Belkar.
-->'''Roy:''' I don't see you helping.\\
'''Belkar:''' Oh, I couldn't hold a candle next to you. 'Cause it'd [[VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope burn your rope.]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0961.html Comic #961]] gives us [[TheEngineer Andi]] saying [[Series/DoctorWho "reversed polarity" while holding a screwdriver]].
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0962.html comic #962]], [[spoiler:the High Priest of Hel ransacking Durkon's memories]] is justified using the same "logic" behind the celebrity nude photos hack.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0975.html "Up in the Air"]]: Haley punctuates using a fly spell with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]]
* The title of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0978.html comic #978]], "Rage Against the Lightning of the Dead", is inspired by Dylan Thomas's poem ''Literature/DoNotGoGentleIntoThatGoodNight'', which contains the verse "Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
* Of course, the whole concept of the flesh golem is inspired by ''[[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus]]'', but Haley spells it out in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0981.html strip #981]]:
-->'''Haley:''' You just went all Frankenstein's Monster through their streets.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0998.html The High Priest of Heimdall]] is a bearded black man, as is the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's incarnation of the Asgardian Heimdall.
* [[Film/{{Aliens}} "Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0999.html Sunna, Goddess of the Sun, vote YES."]] (Warning: big spoilers)
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1013.html "Little Empathy"]], Blackwing trying to contact V through their empathic link is done in the style of a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Vulcan Mind-Meld]].
-->'''Blackwing:''' My mind to your mind... my thoughts to your thoughts...
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1013.html "Aw, Rats!"]]:
-->'''Blackwing:''' Ugh, this is all that [[Literature/AesopsFables wolf-crying boy]]'s fault, whoever he is!
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1020.html "Scroll Left"]], among the bogus incantations Blackwing use to cause a scroll to misfire is [[Franchise/HarryPotter "Pottericus Mimickus!"]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1021.html In the next strip]], after the explosion, he concludes by referencing Hagrid:
-->'''Blackwing:''' I'm a wizard, Harry!
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1038.html "Goblin to Goblin"]], a bugbear gives someone a noogie, while the Demon-Roaches discuss that they thought bugbears were freaky mixtures of insects and bears. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Now, where can we also see]] [[https://derpibooru.org/1567925 both happen?]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1044.html "Mountain Passes"]] has Elan ask Haley if she wants to [[Film/Titanic1997 get up on the prow and do the "king of the world" thing]].
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1045.html "Studying Up"]]: [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 "By the power of Greenhilt!"]]