* DuelingGames: ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' came out within weeks of ''inFamous''. Forumgoers tend to be [[FandomRivalry fans of one and not the other]].
** Shades of ConsoleWars, too. ''inFamous'' is a PS3 exclusive. It sold less as a result, but had more critical acclaim.
** Yahtzee decided in his review of Prototype that since he put them on equal standards to challenge the creators to make pictures of their rival's title character in lingerie. Sucker Punch and Radical [[FanDisservice took that challenge]], with Yahtzee ultimately declaring ''inFamous'' the winner though still recommending ''Prototype'' as well. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6228-Yahtzees-Prototype-vs-InFamous-Challenge Here's the article with the entries.]] (BrainBleach recommended, if not required.).
* HeyItsThatSound: The sound that plays any time Cole picks up a Blast Shard is the same sound effect that plays any time the player acquires a Precursor Orb in the JakAndDaxter games.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Cole is voiced by Jason Cottle ([[ActOfValor Abu Shabal]]) in the first game. Jason [[TalkingToHimself also does the voice of Alden]].
** Caleb Moody ([[TrueBlood Royce Williams]]) is Zeke.
** October Moore ([[WiiFit Female Trainer]]) is Trish.
** Jessica Straus ([[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Juri Han]]) is Sasha.
** Sam A. Mowry ([[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Alexander]]) is Kessler.
** Kymberli Colbourne ([[VideoGame/{{Condemned}} Rosa Angel]]) is Moya.
** Derrick Forget is The Voice Of Survival/[[spoiler:Dallas]].
** PhilLaMarr is John White.
** John Patrick Lowrie ([[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Sniper]]) is Warden Harm.
* NamesTheSame: Amusingly, Creator/MichaelChabon's ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay'' also featured a ShowWithinTheShow superhero fighting crime in a place called Empire City. After that, the similarities end.
* ThrowItIn: Some of Zeke's lines were adlibbed and it actually gave the developers some ideas on where the story should head.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the game was supposed to feature Cole's powers emerging at random, and varying in some way. But it was later decided that electricity worked best as it is an abundant source within modern society. Also, [[spoiler:it turns out Zeke was originally going to be the one who would murder Trish. However, Sucker Punch decided that Zeke was "stupid, but not a murderer."]]