* HeyItsThatVoice:
** RobinAtkinDownes is Travis Touchdown.
** Paula Tiso ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu]]) is Sylvia.
** J. Grant Albrecht ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 The End]]) is Death Metal.
** Creator/QuintonFlynn is Henry Cooldown.
** Creator/VanessaMarshall is Dr. Naomi.
** Kimberly Brooks ([[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]]) is Shinobu.
** Richard [=McGonagle=] ([[StarWarsCloneWars General Grievous]]) is Dr. Peace.
** Creator/JoshKeaton is Destroyman.
** Kim Mai Guest ([[XMenLegends Lady Deathstrike]]) is Holly Summers.
** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker is Helter Skelter, Letz Shake, and Weller.
** Creator/FredTatasciore is Dr. Shake and Randall Lovikov.
** Kathryn Fiore ([[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid Venus]]) is Bad Girl.
** Mitzi [=McCall=] ([[VideoGame/TakAndThePowerOfJuju Power Fist]]) is Speed Buster.
** Creator/SteveBlum is Dark Star.
** James Horan ([[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Wheeljack]]) is Harvey.
** Paul Nakauchi ([[Videogame/DeadOrAlive Gen Fu]]) is Thunder Ryu.
** KariWahlgren is Jeane.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/JoshKeaton as Destroyman.
* ShoutOut: ''So'' many to ''StarWars''. Reaches its peak at the 1st Rank battle--[[spoiler:after racing some Imperial troopers riding Tie-Fighter motorbikes on your own X-Wing styled scooter, you fight a Darth Vader {{Expy}} who tries to pull a LukeIAmYourFather on you]]. And the song played during the normal ending credits is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of the ''StarWars'' theme. And, of course, Travis' weapon is essentially a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].
** There is a Nintendo 64-like console in Travis's room.
** Dr. Peace has [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun gold revolvers]].
** Letz Shake's visor appears to be a VirtualBoy, and the image on it appears to be the logo for Music/PublicImageLtd
** The plot sounds suspiciously like ''Film/BrandedToKill.''
** In the Final Battle, [[spoiler:you fight, Jeane, a character who makes extensive use of duck-dodging to counter your attacks - a hallmark of the character homonym Gene from GodHand.]]
** Next to the clothing shop, Area 51, there's a shop called [[CloverStudios Clover]].
** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "Chiller7," a reference to Killer7.
*** The "3... 2... 1... Zilch" and "Saved game beep" sound effects are references to Killer7 as well, and other sound blips are borrowed from {{Flower Sun and Rain}}. Ermen Palmer is a {{Captain Ersatz}} for Garcian Smith, Also ISZK Electronics and [=ZaKa TV=], said TV station being a reference to both Michigan: Report from Hell and Killer7. Not to mention that every Lovikov move references a member of the Smith Syndicate.
** The 'To Be Continued' at the end is in the style of the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' title.
** [[http://nomoreheroesgame.us.ubi.com/#/internal:characters/sylvia The offical website]] for the sequel notes that Sylvia wears her SunglassesAtNight.
** One of [[spoiler: Henry's]] attacks involves shooting energy balls at you, a reference to one of the characters from DevilMayCry.
** The title "No More Heroes" is a reference to the song of the same name by Music/TheStranglers.
--> [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation "No, no, that's a bit too obvious." ]]
*** You can actually see a poster referencing the song slapped on an otherwise nondescript wall in Santa Destroy.
** In a further punk reference, the sword Three Girl Rhumba is named after a song by Music/{{Wire}} (the one Elastica basically hijacked with "Connection").
** The background music in Thunder Ryu's Gym is a heavy metal SuspiciouslySimilarSong of "Eye Of The Tiger".
** Travis' figurines, among them SailorMoon, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Reisen]], and [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} The Lady Fighter]].
** In the original trailer for the first game, Sylvia instructs Travis to "[[{{Gunbuster}} aim for the top!]]"
** A parody of the Music/SexPistols' album, ''Never Mind The Bollocks...'', is displayed across the street from the Beef Head video store.
*** Another band parody, this time of Music/BlackSabbath, is displayed on a t-shirt you can buy once you become 4th in rank.
**** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several {{Flower Sun and Rain}} and {{The Silver Case}} designs) to existing magazines and publications to the {{Rocky Horror Picture Show}}: one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.
** Travis' Strawberry On The Shortcake attack has [[DragonballZ his hair turn gold and gains an increase in attack and speed]].
*** And then there's the attack's [[StrawberryShortcake name]].
** Sylvia Christel is named after actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Kristel Sylvia Kristel]], mostly known for the role of Emmanuelle in the eponymous french softcore films.
** There is one to ''Film/TheWarriors''. In Dr. Peace's stage, all the mooks are dressed in baseball gear. Though none of them are wearing face paint like the Furies. Also they have the word Warrior written on the front of their jerseys.

[[folder:Lyrics to "The Virgin Child Makes Her Wish Without Feeling Anything" (Dr. Peace's song):]]
Despair, the end of the world \\
I hear the rising phoenix in my dreams \\
And the virgin child made her wish upon a star \\
That night her mother talks no more \\

Cape of Hope, the end of the dream \\
A shiny fish splashes in a stream \\
And the virgin child loses her heart and soul \\
That night her mother's eyes see no more \\

When the wind blows\\
The virgin child's corpse sings a song \\
Such a pretty melody, never heard before \\

No more lullabies\\
The virgin child, smiles from Hell \\