[[AC: ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'']]
* After her spiritual conversion to Catholicism in FanFic/AngelOfTheBat, Cassandra Cain wishes to give up the Batgirl mantle and start fresh under the name of "Angel of the Bat" (usually Angel for short). After retiring from her original costume, Stephanie Brown briefly wears it in her place and mentions she'd like to take her place with her blessing, and that the costume could use some purple. These were all references to {{ComicBook/Batgirl2009}} which, in this continuity, didn't/hadn't taken place.

[[AC: ''{{Beetlejuice}}'']]
* In the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, Lydia at one point realizes that her ability to communicate with animals (something she was canonically shown doing in the AnimatedAdaptation) is proof of something stated earlier in the fics. She then dryly comments that this ability makes her an "actual Creator/{{Disney}} princess." BJ asks what that makes him, to which she replies that he's "Something from a Creator/TimBurton movie, of course."

[[AC: ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'']]
* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', one of the nicknames given to the Horned King by the [[TheNicknamer Invisibles]] is "the ol' Bonehead". This is a reference to Creator/{{Disney}} animators' protest against [[ExecutiveMeddling the producers' act of renaming]] ''Basil of Baker Street'' into the more American-sounding ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. They wrote [[http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/09/seven-little-men-help-girl.html a hilarious list]] of "new American titles" for past Disney movies, such as ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The Girl with the See-through Shoe]]''. ''The Black Cauldron'' was renamed ''The Evil Bonehead''.

[[AC: ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'']]
* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-46/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', while Buffy is in LA after staking Angel, the other Scoobies have to take down a vampire coven run by an overweight teenage vampire going by Lestat, a nod to Buffy meeting Dracula in canon and mentioning having killed several "overweight pimply vamps calling themselves Lestat".

[[AC: ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'']]
* Though ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' is specifically stated to take place sometime after the original strip, it still manages to get a few of these.
** [[SummerCampy "Camp Blues"]] is a sequel of sorts to a fake ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2157596/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Movie movie fic]] [[OldShame the author had made]] (and later [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3608438/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Movie_REWRITTEN remade]]).
** The title of "Wild Movie" references another one of the author's Calvin fics - [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2282262/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_Wild_Movie_Collection "Wild Movie Collection"]], in which the duo act out various action movie scenes. Calvin himself mentions it in-story as well.
** A good amount of the {{Original Character}}s are from the author's earlier fics, which may cause some confusion for new readers.

[[AC: WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers]]
* There are a few fanfics featuring Clarice, the female nightclub singer chipmunk from the classic ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDale'' cartoon "Two Chips and a Miss". Of all ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDale'' cartoons, this is by far the most similar to ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', being the only one without any larger character (such as Donald Duck or Pluto), the only one featuring another rodent character, the only one in which rodents regularly wear clothes, and the only one which hints at a [[MouseWorld rodent society]]. Rangerphiles sometimes even refer to "Two Chips and a Miss" as [[FanNickname Episode Zero]].\\
Nonetheless, "Two Chips and a Miss" is from 1951, and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' premiered from 1988 to 1990. Fanfic authors who include Clarice have to deal with this timespan of almost 40 years in some way.
** ''[[FanFic/TheMidnightverse Diamonds In The Desert]]'' relocated the events of "Two Chips and a Miss" to 1983. Nonetheless, some time has passed since then, seeing as ''DITD'' takes place in 2007. This Mythology Gag even stretches [[InUniverse into the story itself]] when Clarice asks Chip and Dale to redo their routine from back then as an encore to her own musical revue.
** ''Webcomic/OfMiceAndMayhem'' took a somewhat different approach: Clarice herself doesn't appear, but Monterey Jack and Zipper took over the Acorn Club at which she used to perform after busting its previous owner, Rat Capone. Chip and Dale themselves come back to perform at the Acorn Club like they used to.
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNowakverse Under the Bridge]]'', [[spoiler:Widget]] a.k.a. The Gray Mouse channels her hatred for [[spoiler:her twin sister]] Gadget into the destruction of dolls modeled after the latter. These are in fact the infamous "[[FanNickname Gadget Plushies]]" (plastic head and paws, otherwise fabric, no actual plush involved) made by Applause in the early 90s and best known today for being among the best Gadget merch — and [[CrackIsCheaper outrageously expensive]]. Kapitänleutnant Jürgen even asks The Gray Mouse whether they should go back to Orlando[[note]]as in Walt Disney World which means that they ''are'' official Disney merch[[/note]] and get some more.
** The destruction of Gadget Plushies in this story might also explain why they are so expensive in RealLife and have already been as of the writing of this fic (1998).

[[AC: CrossOver]]
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' and ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'' {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/NoHoper'' Light is very skilled at fencing and swordplay. In ''How To Read 13'', [[AllThereInTheManual the manual for the Death Note series]], Ohba and Obata state that they were originally going to have Light and L be fencing masters and do a fencing duel before they ultimately [[WhatCouldHaveBeen settled for tennis instead.]] Also Light's new surname, [[GoToAlias Asahi]], came from the canon as an alias used by both Light and Soichiro during the Kira investigation.
* There are numerous references to dialogs and quotes from ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' video games in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar''.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': When [[spoiler:Leliel {{Mind Rape}}s Asuka with its illusions,]] Shinji, a. k. a. ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' confronts him ''[[Comicbook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything saying a single word]]'':
* In chapter 10 of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5355448/10 Port-Ed]]'', as the Eds are about to incinerate the Curiosity Core, Ed states that it will be just like Narbacular Drop. Narbacular Drop was the student project that eventually became ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}''.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'':
** ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Like]]'' ''[[ComicBook/TheManOfSteel many]]'' ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries versions]]'' ''[[Film/SupermanReturns of]]'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', Asuka, a. k. a. ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' and later ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', makes her debut rescuing a falling aircraft.
** Later on, she saves a teenage girl from a mugger and then helps her find her cat. The cat's name? [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Streaky Streaky.]]
* Shinnok's understanding of the universes he handles leaves us with plenty of these in the [[FanFic/NewLookSeries New Look Series]], such as Sonic's hydrophobia, or Ash's memories of the Ashley incident.
* The Naruto/TMNT crossover ''Fanfic/TeenageJinchurikiShinobi'' has Raphael in a tag team with Hyuuga Neji against Kidomaru, a sound ninja who has spider-like properties. In the 2012 series of TMNT, Spiderbytez was a result of Raph's anger problems.
* In ''FanFic/TheCaptainOfTheVirtualConsole'', the Pokemon arc, despite being an adaptation of Pokemon Yellow, has some post-Gen 1 elements, like Berries and Johto Pokemon.
* There are several in ''Fanfic/NecessaryToWin'', more often to the ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' side of the story as a result of the fic taking place primarily in the ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' world.
** Hisa vaguely references Yasuko losing to someone younger than her in the past, a reference to Yasuko's defeat against Koromo.
** Toki, while hospitalized during the match between Pravda and Black Forest, wishes that she could use astral projection to help Ryuuka know where to go in order to win, much like Ryuuka's ability in the captain match of the semi-finals of Saki.
** As the Saunders team discusses how to deal with Oarai, Mairu suggests that they could afford to make some sacrifices to gain the advantage, not unlike how she favored giving up the vanguard match by placing someone who wasn't good enough to win but wouldn't go under 0, and having the stronger players recoup the losses. Kirame, the said sacrifice from canon, suggests that it would be a way for them to help the team, but Himeko, who, in canon, had reservations about the plan, tells Kirame not to sell herself short.
** In Toki's final scene, it's pointed out that she can't see the future, a reference to her ability in ''{{Manga/Saki}}''.
* In Fanfic/FistOfTheMoon, Ranma shows off her GenderBender ModeLock to try to quell a hostile girl's gym class she's been assigned to, protesting that she is just as much a girl as they are. Akane ends up adding her two cents by saying, "and better built to boot", something Ranma used to insult her with in the first volume of the manga.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8933408/18/Wizard-Runemaster Wizard Runemaster]]'', after [[Literature/HarryPotter Dobby]] saves the group from Aran, [[Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft Onyxia]] warns him that [[UnwantedAssistance if he saves her again, she will eat him.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/15/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'', Manga/{{Naruto}} and [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} Uzume]] do a "Lee! Gai-sensei!" style hug, yelling "Bro!" and "Little sister!". Naruto even uses his [[MundaneUtility god-like powers to create an ocean at sunset]] for fun.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10727834/9/The-World-s-End The World's End]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Angel]] wonders if Xander (Who's gained the powers of [[Anime/DragonBallZ Trunks]]) could catch an attack even while meditating. He throws a shield at Xander, who gets hit in the face and starts cursing.
* There are several nods to both ''Super Sentai'' and ''Power Rangers'' in ''Fanfic/SuperSentaiVsPowerRangersTheLiveblog''.
** Radiguet's monsters' naming schemes take from the naming schemes from the Rangers in several Sentai shows, such as ''Himitsu Sentai Goranger'' and ''Dai Sentai Goggle Five''.
** In Quest 25, Rika tells [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Takeru]], "But don't worry, M!Takeru. You still have Haruka to fall in love with, too, you damn playboy!", and she mentions that Okelampa may likely be grumbling about a raise. Both are based on the gag sub for ''Maskman''.
** Task 30 has Rika say that Justin losing his powers to save the Turborangers is dumber than the old lady saying that there are no such things as monsters in "[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Trakeena's Revenge]]" and all the times Tommy sacrificed his Zords.
* In the WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom / Film/{{Beetlejuice}} story, ''FanFic/SayItThrice'', the events of the WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} cartoon never happened. The fanfiction is based on the film version instead. That doesn't stop Lydia from ending up with the red spiderweb-patterned poncho that she wore in the cartoon.
* In ''FanFic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless'', while battling the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Egg Wyvern]], Sonic teases Eggman by using his taunt lines from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
* ''Fanfic/SuddenContact'': Kerrigan gives Legion its name. Both she (In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'') and [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 EDI]] are voiced by Creator/TriciaHelfer.
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** Shinji calls his pet hawk "[[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Horus_Lupercal Horus]]".
** [[spoiler:After her Eva attacks her best friend,]] Asuka calls herself "Asuka the Betrayer". [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Kh%C3%A2rn_the_Betrayer Kharn the Betrayer]] was the greatest mortal Champion of Khorne.
** Asuka thinks that eight is a nice number. Eight is Khorne's sacred number.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'':
** Kara mentions she used to live in California, a few hundred miles from Sunnydale.
** She also tells Buffy about her boyfriend problems with her high-school sweetheart Dick Malverne, [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Jerro the Mer-Boy]] and [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Brainiac 5]].
** She also brings up her time playing “Margo Hatton” in “Secret Hearts”.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'']]
* Apparently, the creator of the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' decided to use the original concept of Danny and Sam having a PsychicLink.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'']]
* In the fanfiction series, ''FanFic/NegaverseChronicles'', events in [[MirrorUniverse the]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Negaverse]] are shown rather than those of the regular universe from the show. In Bushroot's backstory, Dr. Gary and Dr. Larson start jokingly teasing him about how the potato Bushroot has been experimenting on is his new girlfriend, that it might start sucking his blood like a vampire, and that russets are evil. All of these things refer to an episode of the show, "Night of the Living Spud," where the normal universe's Bushroot tried to create a mutant potato girlfriend for companionship.

* ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series:
** "Wayne Manor" contains a bunch of references to events from the lives of other versions of Batman:
*** Martha's comment to Alfred about [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E13Epilogue leaving his genetic material all over the place]].
*** Martha's comment, while planning an elaborately candlelit dinner party, that the fire marshal is convinced that it's only a matter of time before [[Film/BatmanBegins Wayne Manor burns down during one of her parties]].
*** Martha's preferred source for flowers is [[ComicBook/SwampThing Alec Holland]].
*** One of eight-year-old Bruce's friends is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]].
** In the ScrapbookStory "Bad Publicity", a photograph identified in-universe as "the mansion from that made-for-tv movie [about the Wayne family]" is Wikipedia's photo of the mansion that represented Wayne Manor in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** In "Christmas in Kansas", there's a scene where Bruce reflects on the way re-enactments of his parents' murder have settled on a standard narrative that is actually inaccurate in several important respects; as described, it's the version established by Creator/FrankMiller and copied by most subsequent retellings, complete with the evocative detail of Martha's necklace breaking.
** In "Arm Candy", Clark goes gooey over one of Dick's puppies, and Dick decides they should name the puppy Kryptonite -- or maybe [[ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog shorten it a bit]]... (He settles on naming it "Kay".)

[[AC: ''Manga/DeathNote'']]
* In ''FanFic/ACureForLove'' when Light is giving L [[OverlyLongGag his long list of ex-girlfriends]] he mentions [[CanonForeigner Shiori]], Light's girlfriend in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' live action movies and Kimiko the MisanthropeSupreme villainess of the AlternateContinuity spin-off ''Film/LChangeTheWorld''.
* In the [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''{{FanFic/Ragnarok}}'' L sets up his new headquarters at the Yellowbox Warehouse.
* ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything'' mentions the fact that Light gets free meals at the Blue Note, where in canon, he was lured to so Misa could see him.

[[AC: ''Series/DoctorWho'']]
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9868669/1/Game-of-Doctors "Game of Doctors"]] the planet the 9th Doctor starts on is called Maladoom, after the planet the 20th anniversary special was originally going to take place on.
** The fanfic series of this writer also has a race called the Petrans, first appearing in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10337903/1/Beginning-of-War Beginning of War]] named from and based on the enemies of the Daleks that would eventually become the Movellans in "Destiny of the Daleks".

[[AC: ''Anime/DragonballZ'']]
* When Beerus shows up during Bulma's birthday party in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290215/9/Vegito-s-Harem Vegito's Harem]]'', Bulma complains that they're ruining her 28th birthday, referencing ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' where she claimed to be 38. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Krillin who points out that she's older than Goku who had Gohan in his twenties and Gohan is currently in ''his'' twenties.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'']]
* ''FanFic/DucktalesTwentyYearsLater'' starts with two:
** Scrooge dies in 1967 at the age of 100: Don Rosa's WordOfGod of when Scrooge would die.
** He died carrying a goose and several golden eggs, referencing the SeriesFinale for the original ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and him getting the golden goose.

[[AC: ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'']]
* FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire has two:
** One is Kain Kimahri, whose name is made up of Kain and Khimari, from VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV and VideoGame/FinalFantasyX, respectively.
** The other is to do with Clan Tourneys. The Clan Tourneys shown are one-on-one duels, unlike the six-on-six shown in the games. It is mentioned that the Clan Tourneys used to be like the games but starting with the one we're shown, a format change was made to give smaller clans a chance against the larger ones.

[[AC: ''Literature/HarryPotter'']]
* ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'': As is customary for the author, Mr and Mrs Granger are called [[Creator/DanielRadcliffe Dan]] and [[Creator/EmmaWatson Emma]].
* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'':
** Hermione starts a club named SPHEW.
** A sixth-year Gryffindor attacks a sixth-year Slytherin with a curse without knowing what the curse does.
** A second-year witch in Beauxbaton brews polyjuice and gets cat hair in it by accident, turning her permanently into a cat-girl.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'']]
* In ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade creates a set of magic fans she can use in battle, a reference to the series' opening sequence, where she has a pair of fans.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'']]
* In ''Fanfic/TheVow'', [[EvilGenius Lord Shen]] is revealed to be the one who invented the acupuncture restraint used to immobilize [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Tai Lung]] for twenty years. This is a reference to Po's comment about the chi disrupting cuffs used on him and the Furious Five during [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the second movie]] by Shen's soldiers being based on the same technology as Tai Lung's restraint.

[[AC: ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'']]
* In ''[[Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic Power Games]]'' Alicia mentions a story about a princess who slept for centuries after her kingdom was destroyed, which is referencing [[Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX Ixpellia]] [[spoiler:and serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for her early appearance in in the story.]]
* ''Fanfic/InTheService'' makes a huge number of them. A Material-S reference dies at the hands of Vita in the second chapter; Isis Eaglet is a Combat Cyborg based on early fan speculations from her resemblance to Subaru and Ginga Nakajima; Uno and Signum discuss a world called "Lamia" and Uno describes it as "the loveless place" referencing Signum's status as an expy of [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Lamia Loveless]]; people who encounter Cypha of Huckebein tend to compare her to Signum though the two never meet in this continuity, referencing their fight in the canon.

[[AC: ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'']]
* ''FanFic/WingsToFly''' uses the line "apparently the gravity screws with their heads, or some such spacenoid propaganda", sending up much of Zeon philosophy from the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* The fanfic, ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'' is practically built upon the whole concept, with references from large past events to the minute historical details brought up in the show. The author even slips in some references to past generations and fanon material. The Bibliography itself should be prominently mentioned in this, with tiny jokes and details regarding background characters and [[ShownTheirWork historical books brought up once in the show.]]
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/73406/rainbow-in-the-dark There's so many]] in the fic ''FanFic/RainbowInTheDark'' that the [[WordOfGod author]] and [[WordOfDante editor]] released [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/73406/9/rainbow-in-the-dark/extras-trivia-and-other-information a special chapter full of trivia and extras.]]
* ''FanFic/{{Anthropology}}'': Lyra's birth name was Heartstrings, but she prefered the name Lyra, since it was more of a [[AerithandBob human name.]] A reference to the fact that when her toy first came out, it was named Heartstrings, but the fans prefered the name Lyra, and thus she renamed as such.
* ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'' has a scene where a MadScientist tries to change Tealove's eye color. This is a nod to Tealove's inconsistent color in the official tie-in media: the original Tealove toys had pink eyes, but she suddenly had blue eyes when she appeared in the IDW comicbook.
* ''FanFic/BadFutureCrusaders'' contains a few nods to previous generations of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** Sonhos Vale, the country where Apple Bloom and Silver Spoon grew up after leaving Equestria, is Portuguese for "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Valley of Dreams]]".
** [[FunnyForeigner Pavel]], the gryphon who Apple Bloom was friends with in her youth, was from a country or town called "Grogary Gorki", which is Russian for "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony Grogar's Mountain]]"
** There is also a filly at one point who shares a color scheme, interest in being an environmentalist, and a father who works for the paper, with a pony from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''. [[spoiler: Since it's actually Bright Eyes the changeling in disguise, he also shares the same name.]]
* At one point in ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'', Rainbow Dash disguises herself by dyeing her coat and mane pink and purple, the same colors as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Fire Fly]] the generation one pony she was based on.
* A couple ponies from past generation appeared in minor roles in ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'':
** Silver Glow is a pony from both G2 and G3, though considering she's a unicorn she's likely based on the G2 incarnation.
** Toola Roola, an artist pony from MyLittlePonyG3 appears as the art teacher, in-charge of the arts and crafts room at the asylum.
* Two episodes from Season 5 are referenced in ''Fanfic/{{Stroll}}'':
** In ''Dying'', L mentions the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts Hooffields and McColts]].
** The griffons who Octavia tags along with are searching for the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone Idol of Boreas]].

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'']]
* In the fic ''FanFic/DeadGarden'', where [[ForWantofaNail instead of Naruto, is Sakura the one with the Nine Tails sealed within her]] Chapter 2 states that both Sakura and Kakashi are fans of the "Gutsy Shinobi" books series, and Naruto hating them all 'cause people keep comparing him with the Naruto from the book (which ironically would be the canon Naruto since one of them is titled "Gutsy Shinobi [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieNinjaClashInTheLandOfSnow Clash in the Land of Snow")]] It has become some sort of RunningGag given that these books are mentioned at least once in every chapter afterwards.
* Several such gags abound in ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox''. One of the earliest ones concerns the code-names that the [[TheDreaded Kyuushingai]] use to identify each other--these are references to the Bijuu each of them hold in the main series, more specifically, the Biijus' actual names. For example, Naruto is known as "Kurama the Fox"; in the main series, Kurama is the name of the Kyuubi, whose form is that of a fox. Naruto lists off all the names in Chapter 3 to prove he is a former member of the Kyuushingai.

* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': After the end of second chapter Misato promises fanservice after giving a preview of the next chapter.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'':
** In the preview for chapter 2, Misato promises fanservice.
** In chapter 2 Hikari asks Shinji giving a stack of printouts to Asuka… right like she asked Touji giving a heap of printouts to Rei in canon.
** In chapter 4 Kaji gives Misato a variant of his old line: "May I trust your hormones or your words?"
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'':
** One of the plug suit designs is modeled after the ones from ''Rebuild Of Evangelion''.
** [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/911298/021/ In this scene]] Shinji tells "Sorry" and Asuka gets angry with him because she does not believe he is sorry at all.
** [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/907903/031/ Rei slaps Shinji]] as she did in episode 5 of the series.
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** Four-year-old Ryuko tells Asuka: "Mama! Mama, look at me!"
** When they met again, Gendo greets Shinji saying: “It's been a while.”
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'':
** When Shinji goes down to Terminal Dogma, Kurumi stops him pressing a gun against the back of his head. It is a reference to the time Misato tried to stop Kaji in the original series.
** After the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka wake up together on a beach.]]
* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' has a rather sly one. [[spoiler:As Shinji discusses the fact with Asuka that she is is his room, on his bed, he wonders if he is dreaming. Asuka jokes that he might be; suggesting that what is happening might just be a result of him being stuck inside his Eva again, or that he is a OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent dreaming about being an awesome hero with a hot roommate. Both suggestions are very popular {{Fandom Specific Plot}}s.]]

[[AC: ''Manga/OnePiece'']]
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', after riding a T-rex on Little Garden, Cross justifies himself to Usopp and Luffy by declaring it a "man's romance".
** In Chapter 22, Cross creates the [[spoiler:Strawhat Broadcasting Station, which he abbreviates as SBS]].

* ''FanFic/PokemonClefairyTales'' has so many that to list them all as the series progresses would require it to have its own page.
* ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'':
** Pentigan's original Trainer Title, MYSTERYMAN, was the title of Eusine in Crystal.
** When deciding a name for their Exploration Team, Crochet [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12971269370A74820100&page=6148#153696 mentions]] both Team Go-Getters and Team Poképals from the PMD anime specials.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has enough for [[MythologyGag/PokemonResetBloodlines its own page]]
* ''Fanfic/PokemonStorySinnohJourney''
** Ian is introduced on Sinnoh's Route 205 where the Hallowed Tower is located. To make the reference clearer, Ian places an Odd Keystone in the tower and nets himself a chance to catch a Spiritomb.
** Game Pokedex entries say Tangela can harmlessly regenerate their vines. Scizor is forced to tear some off, while apologizing, to escape its clutches.
** Aaron's hometown, Metropolis Town, is located in [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]].
** The "white hand" joke from Lavender Town is used by Ian on Dawn.
** [[spoiler: Ash's Pikachu beats Aaron's Steelix, the evolution of Onix, by using water to make it suspectible to electrical attacks. Just like all the way back in Pewter City with Brock.]]

[[AC: ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'']]
* In ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Power Girl is called the Blonde Blockbuster at one point. A title used by Earth-One ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} but no by Earth-Two Kara.

[[AC: RealPersonFic]]
* In Music/TheBeatles fantasy ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the four are convinced to go questing to save the life of a baby when a priest channels a god who quotes lyrics from “Help!” at them. Later, a minstrel attracts their attention by singing “Norwegian Wood.” Again, this is a message from a god.

[[AC: ''Franchise/SailorMoon'']]
* In FanFic/ANewOrder [[spoiler: Zoicite]] dies when he's reduced to a charred, blackened skeleton. This was what happened to Jadeite in the manga.

[[AC: ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'']]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Nouvelle}}'' one of Erina's assistants happens to be a character from the original one-shot pilot chapter.

[[AC: ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'']]
* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' : Narrator in "Empath's Wedding" recites a modified version of his Gargamel battle sequence speech from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' during a similar one in the Imaginarium, with Grouchy reacting the same way.
-->'''Narrator''': There comes a time when every Smurf must stand up for what is good and cute and blue in the world. And on this very night before Empath and Smurfette's wedding, that time is now!
-->'''Grouchy''': Hey, seriously?
-->'''Narrator''': Sorry, it's kind of what I do.
** In "Gargamel's First Catch", which is an adaptation of "The Smurfnapper" from the comic books, Duncan tells the fallen Gargamel that he would have made haggis from his innards, which is what Gutsy said to Patrick Winslow in ''The Smurfs'' movie.
** Jokey in "Empath The Bandit Smurf" (an adaptation of "The Jewel Smurfer") lampshades that he should have been the one who was lost and taken instead of Empath, since that's what happened in the original story.
** Grouchy and Duncan [=McSmurf=] in "A Vision Of The Blue Moon" (a retelling of Baby Smurf's origin) intercept Clumsy from joining in the Blue Moon Festival Dance and get smacked in the face the same way Clumsy does to Grouchy and Gutsy in ''Film/TheSmurfs'' movie.
* In Raven Child's "How Things Smurf" from her ''Fanfic/TheSmurfetteVillage'' series, there is a SyntheticPlague that wipes out the Smurfs and Smurfettes known as "The Blue Plague", named for one of the episodes in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''.

[[AC: ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'']]
* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Benjen meets Coldhands in his ranging when he seeks a wight hand to show what's going on. Benjen is a candidate for being Coldhands in the books - and some characters imply he will become his successor.
** Bronn is promised a keep. Unlike Tyrion, Jon Arryn manages to deliver very soon.
** Daenerys [[spoiler:gets her three dragons after a fire burns three people (one that wanted to protect her, the other to kill her and the latter having nothing to do with the attack) while she is in the fire.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/SpiderMan'']]
* In the original Franchise/SpiderMan comics, Peter Parker would sometimes sarcastically observe that "the old Parker luck is running true to form" whenever his ButtMonkey status came back to bite him. In ''[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', Mary Jane Watson is much more of a ButtMonkey than Peter, and so she makes the same references to "the old ''Watson'' luck" when things go badly for her as well.

[[AC: ''Franchise/StarTrek'']]
* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': All the time. One example is that, in a flashback showing the Eugenics Wars, Khan Noonien Singh's fanatical supporters shout their leader's name as a war cry...so in other words, "''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan KHAAAAAAAAAN!]]''"
* Chapter two of ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' has a mention of Eleya straightening the hem of her uniform jacket as she gets out of her chair on the bridge, something Creator/PatrickStewart did all the time that got nicknamed "the Picard Maneuver".
* ''Fanfic/LegacyOfChRihan'' borrows Nero's "Hello, Christopher, I'm Nero" line from the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie, only here it's Commander Saeihr t'Ethian he's talking to.
* ''Fanfic/RealityIsFluid'': Given that the first part of the story is set on or near Deep Space 9, commanded by Captain James Kurland, the author couldn't help throwing in a [[MemeticMutation "Kurland here"]] in one conversation.[[labelnote:*]]A meme internal to ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', deriving from Kurland's voice acting in the mission "Boldly They Rode".[[/labelnote]]
* ''Fanfic/TheWrongReflection'' has Eleya mention she can't stand [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Earl Grey tea]].
* In ''Fanfic/AVoiceInTheWilderness'', Vice Admiral Reynolds mentions massive {{flame war}}s on [[TheAlternet the extranet]] around the Kobali situation, rather like what happened on the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' forums on the same subject during the ''Delta Rising'' ExpansionPack's run.

[[AC: ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'']]
* In the Earth-1 fanfic ''[[http://www.5earths.com/earth-1/supermanfamily-e1-1987-01-1/ Superman Family: The Legacy]]'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s ex Salkor explains how he and Kara could have a child without her knowing by telling Superman that on his world babies are grown in {{Uterine Replicator}}s, even using the exact phrase "birthing matrix" from ComicBook/PostCrisis portrayals of Krypton. Bronze Age Supes thinks the whole thing sounds cold and clinical.

[[AC: Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium]]
* ''Fanfic/CircumstancesSeries'' contains many references to the events of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and a few {{Call Forward}}s to ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''.
* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/980079 The Last Elf Standing]]'' is filled with references to incidents in Middle-earth's history. A surprising amount of them [[note]] Thorin and company wandering through Mirkwood, Smaug attacking Erebor and Legolas being part of the Fellowship, among others [[/note]] are thanks to the Elrond-Thranduil feud.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'']]
* In the fan fiction series Home in Townsville by PerkyGoth14, Original Character Kenny calls Buttercup by the nickname of Bud. Bud was originally Buttercup's name in the actual series.

[[AC: ''Series/TheWalkingDead'']]
* Shane's reaction to [[spoiler:murdering Rick]] in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8737926/1/The-Walking-Dead-Better-Angels Better Angels]]'' is a lot colder than Rick's reaction [[spoiler:to murdering Shane]] in canon. However, there is a sentence that references the scene where Rick blames Shane for taking things this far, where Shane imagines [[spoiler:Rick's corpse]] shouting this at him.
-->'''Rick''': You did this! Not me! NOT ME!