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Shin Megami Tensei megafranchise In chapter 31, Aleph expresses surprise that Adam hasn't learned to use Zio or Tarukaja. In chapter 41, we see what Tarukaja does in this universe.
At Freeport S9, Bryce Lawson was accompanied by a pair of siblings called Elizabeth and Theodore.
Alpha, Beta and EL-115 show up on Noveria.
Margaret and Theodore belong to the Phantom Society.
Hein gives Edward a Demonica suit, which even looks the part.
The Warrior looks like Awake Jimenez.
Living alongside the Fiera in Xytegenia are Pookah, also known as Moogles, but the characteristics of the one introduced (one Alistair Montblanc) is more in line with the former.
During the geth attack in Chapter 41, the Deep Eyes hole up in Paulownia Mall.
Bioware franchises other than Mass Effect
Firefly Chapter 3: "Look, You want to run this job?" "Actually, yes, I do want to run this job!" "Well guess what? You CAN'T. Now get behind cover and keep your mouth SHUT. Your constant yapping is harming my calm."
Chapter 4: "You were dead, Mister Vakarian..." said the human as he unhooked the cardio-stimulators from Garrus' flesh. "Too soon, too soon! Fist wants you to suffer at least two days, minimum!"
The salarian in that scene is also wearing Jayne's "cunning hat."
If you didn't pick up on it, the human is Niska.
Chapter 7: "Someone tries to kill you, you kill them right back!"
"They'll beat us, hang us, then burn our corpses, and if we're lucky, they'll do it In That Order."
Chapter 9: There was a Sergeant Reynolds involved in the defence of Elysium.
Chapter 15: Garrus rolled his eyes. "A shapeshi- oh come on, Jensen! Sounds like something out of a bad sci-phi!" "...You live on a space station." "...Yeah, so?"
Chapter 22: The 23-G Bellum Compound turns people into Reavers with shorter life-spans.
A salarian named Mister Weltall(German for Universe) took footage of Jensen's skycar chase.
Jules Leng's father was a psychotic Warrior Poet named Shan Yu.
Elysium was declared a "Black Rock" (an uninhabitable world) after Haliat's fleets bombed it with the Bellum gas.
Tali goes by the callsign "Kaylee" while on Noveria.
The entirety of "Interludes of Madness" is riddled with subtle references to River and the Academy.
Chapter 30 has a passing reference to the "Griswalds," otherwise known as the "apple grenades."
In chapter 40 Ramsus is described as "leaping like a leaf on the wind".
In Interlude 3 Subject Zero is asked "Do you know what your sin is?" by a swordsman in a dark blue coat.
Chapter 48: "Forgive Coronis, Ms. Brooks," said the Asari in the red dress, beckoning Brooks to approach. "She likes to stand near doors and say boo."
First Encounter Assault Recon Hein has a book titled Project Paragon.
Toomb's first name is Paxton.
"They all deserved to die."
Peak 15 had a Director Fettel.
'For years to come the Triumvirate would try to explain to themselves — through science or faith — exactly what had happened, but suffice to say that a monster had been loosed, and that it wanted its maker dead.'
The director of the Subject Zero project was surnamed Aristide.
Metal Gear and other Kojima Productions works The 108 was built by Shinkawa Heavy Industries.
note Bioroids were hypothesised by a Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar.
Alenko's death pose ◊ and mention of Neo Kobe with Julian Seed note makes it also a shout-out to note .
Snatcher Bren is a giant whose Weapon of Choice is a 20mm rotary machinegun, like Vulcan Raven.
Adam's daughter was named Sunny.
The slavers in chapter 20 took an Omar called Drebin.
Stabbing a guy with a blade embedded into your foot.
Adam pulls "a cord with glowing blue power cells plugged into it like bulbs of garlic on a string" out of a Geth. He does a similar thing to note finish off Benezia.
"I heard he was as strong as a titan and lifted that damned Red Wanzer and threw it into the sun!"
"Nanomachines, son. ... How did this guy survive a gunshot wound to the head? Nanomachines. How come those missiles exploded spontaneously? Nanomachines. How did that crazy fucker regrow his head and arm? Nanomachines, nanomachines, nanomachines."
One of the Private Military Contractors under the WTO is World Marshall (sic).
"It's... It's a box."
"Jack the Ripper", superhuman Master Swordsman, and his robot dog, out on a bloody quest to fight the Government Conspiracy.
The robot dog surprises a bored guard at his checkpoint.
"Greetings, android. ... I am here to kill you."
Ramsus recreates Jetstream Sam's grand entrance on a Geth APC.
One of FRN-00's many names is Huey.
Also, the premise itself; A Cowboy Cop is turned into a Human Popsicle, and awakes in a world that has no place for him. After years of soul-searching, he travels to a giant Space Station where he discovers an evil conspiracy...
FRN-00's new body was codenamed Anubis.
Aleph calls Charge "Zero Shift".
One of the other terms Element Zero is known by is "Metatron".
Square Enix properties
Manah is being hunted by a Templar Commander named Caim who rides a red Wyvern-type wanzer. He's called the Red Dragon. With him are Leonard and Arioch.
Not just that but his two swords are named Popola and Devola.
The Alliance Marines and USMC fight what are basically Grotesqueries in chapter 42.
The Shadow Broker has an asset named Edgar Hein, who is supported by Deep Eyes and is trying to recommend Edward Grey for Spectrehood. The Serpent Rifle is from there too.
When Manah escapes from the , Hein uses Normandy High Density Gas to break her fall.
Two of the unfortunate women kidnapped by the Red Tribals were surnamed Lockheart (sic) and Gainsborough.
Element Zero was once called Materia.
One of Johann's kills was a Gene, son of a Dr. Holland, who was too fond of quoting bad poetry.
Brea spent some time at "Tarsus' Balamb Garden."
When infiltrating Noveria, Brea disguises Adam as Basch.
The Fiera are one letter away from the Viera.
Element Zero was once called Nethicite.
When Hein describes the 108 Powered Armor, he gives us this bit:
Bau hires a Katzroy and child to ferry him around.
There's a Roegadyn bouncer on Ilium.
" I am the reinforcements."
The Templar have a division called the Crimson Blades.
A Codex entry mentions Wanzers, Black Hounds and Carrion Crows.
Chapter 39 mentions Imaginary Numbers.
Adam gets bad vibes from a pair of Peak 15 projects labelled "Gestalt" and "Replicant".
There's a planet called Xytegenia.
Hein names his crossbow Maria. He later gives a similar crossbow named Draco to Proudfoot.
Gria are mentioned as one of the Gaian unit types.
Shadowrun Conrad Verner isn't a creepy fan of Shepard in this milieu. He's a creepy fan of Jensen that wears a green leather coat, round sunglasses and goes by the pseudonym " Jake Armitage". He also uses the terminology. It turns out to have In-Universe reasons - he found a pre-Collapse Shadowrun core Sourcebook, mistook it for a history text, and decided to become a Shadowrunner.
Also, Chad Dumier is a fan of the Tabletop Game, and has named the WTO's global exchange currency the Nuyen... which makes Conrad mistaking that sourcebook for a textbook somewhat more understandable.
'This was what mercenary life was like in WTO Arcologies: A ten minute briefing. Three days of investigations, resource gathering, and planning. All culminating in an hour of pure mayhem...'
The Jester coins Omega a "flux state".
"Maybe some kind of anti-ghost insecticide gun?" suggested Conrad out of nowhere.
Glory, Eiger and Blitz get mentioned in chapter 42 as raiding a Europa Genomics facility.
Hacking, for Lunchbox, Spooky and Tali, at least. The interface you get largely depends on you... Seems familiar...
Warframe Manticore uses four-legged "Jackal" heavy mechs. A reader asked about it and had it confirmed by Word of God.
Krogans used the "HeK" quad-barrel shotgun.
Five of the bullets Sandal gives Adam in chapter 38 correspond to some of the elements from Damage 2.0: Blast, Electric, Corrosive/Toxin, Cryo, Magnetic.
Ramsus uses a "Nyx" hardsuit and pulls off Absorb at the end of chapter 40.
In chapter 41 Adam sees Promethean tablets containing Oxium.
A monster called Lephantis appears.
The Gaians were Precursors who could turn technology against their users.
Corrupted enemies controlled by devices on their heads appear in Interlude 3.
In that same interlude, when Subject Zero goes berserk, she is surrounded by red energy and is using "biotic claws" to tear apart everything in her path... which is pretty much exactly what Valkyr's "Hysteria" power looks like.
In chapter 47 a quarian named Darvo appears.
Borderlands The "Rats" in Noveria's lower levels are long-limbed mutants with a taste for human flesh.
In Chapter 46, Manah is, for some reason, wearing an outfit similar to Moxxi's.
In-Universe, Jenkins tries to use the fake name of Riddick. Adam plays along for a short while before pulling the rug from under him by telling Jenkins he's seen the Riddick Movies.
Shepard's first and middle names are Junko Zayne -
another character voiced by Jennifer Hale. A Freeport S9 gets attacked by Geth.
There are CTE 750AE shuttles.
note The primary players in Earth's Space Cold War are the Alliance and the Coalition.
One of Adam's friends on the Citadel is an Omar named Amnon Kerensky, who greets him by saying, " Dearest of all my friends!"
2050s university student Myron Boone invented Zyme.
There is a reference to "ghost-heads", psychotics addicted to being wrapped in a personal cloaking field, which points to both Fallout Nightkin and Homeworld Stealth Fighter pilots.
An operative Sarah Walker is assigned to the Normandy. For added fun, her namesake was played by Yvonne Strahovski, who's Miranda's VA.
Also, Wrex's contact with the Shadow Broker is "Agent Brea", another Strahovski role.
A third alias and Strahovski role: Hannah McKay.
"Whoa there, Dirty Harry."
The list of Spectre candidates humanity is putting forth include Nathan Frost, Fei Fong Wong, Yang Wenli, von Lohengramm, Ashley Riot, Edward "Ned" Kelly and Johan Liebert Rasmus.
Admiral Yan Lo and the Snowblind jamming particles.
note Cyberpunk? Blade Runner is a must.
The gold standard of Lie Detectors are the VK series of scanners.
Jensen tools around the Citadel in a Spinner.
Shepard has a Soulcatcher chip.
Majestic-12 had Antaeus Cruisers.
Tali's not familiar with human idiom.
"It's never just the wind!"
Sarah's Healing Factor doesn't work if there's glass in the way.
Manah's analysis of the Protheans is based on their artwork.
"None of this would have happened if you'd just STOPPED."
In chapter 40 Adam and co. have to walk through a bunch of badly burned enemies.
Seraph flying Power Armor
"Right. Psionic device. Next Bau will be telling us the Greys are real."
Aleph calls nanomachine control "Molecular Control".
The Noverian club Elerium-115.
Shepard's Killer is a non-human who made herself look like a statue, and only moved when no one was looking at her. The Weeping Angels should sue...
The Demonica is called "a bloody pimped-out cyberman". Given that the one who said so immediately said it was before Edward's time, this one is also In-Universe.
The AIA uses Blacklight death squads. The Hardsuit shows up in chapter 38.
Jane is The Sneaky Guy of Native American descent who favors a tomahawk and knife. Only way it could have been more obvious was if her outfit was hooded and she used an Omniblade. In chapter 26 we learn that the Native American was her father and the Briton was her mother, who left her on the father's porch, as well as the father having been killed by a Kenway.
A hooded guy sitting on a bench trying to stay inconspicuous.
In chapter 41 Adam's melee fighting styles is compared to ancient assassins wielding dual arm blades.
An actual Hidden Blade shows up in Interlude Three, and is equipped by a Templar named Kenway. There's also multiple other references to the Assassins, and one of the Templars thanks the "Father of Understanding".
"Gentlemen! Say hello to my little friend! Her name is Maria! Why Maria? BECAUSE BIANCA WAS TAKEN, OF COURSE! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!"
When wounded, Brea bleeds a white, milky substance like the human-imposter androids from .
Alien One of Caim's weapons is a man-sized black cleaver.
"Thank you for standing still, idiot!"
Adam's takedown of Caim's Wanzer is similar to that of the Forgotten One from .
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow "Those repeating pop-up vids of that... rainbow... pop tart...cat thing was driving the crew loco."
Saren's sponsors appear as a trio of featureless monoliths.
The Armax Arena on Ilium implemented a system to reward players for flashy kills, complete with names.
In chapter 28, Spooky mentions Breaching of enemies.
Noveria's arcologies are divided into an area for the haves with implanted Chips and another area for the un-Chipped have-nots.
The CQC-11 shotgun shows up in SSC use.
Scholar has a Leonardo Machine.
Manah mentions a girl who was an Ardat Kushiel, which meant she couldn't feel pain, only pleasure, which made her useful for a very...specific kind of prostitution.
The list of scientists who experimented on Toombs includes Mer cer, Fontaine, Tenenbaum, Shen, Wilson, Suresh and Leland.
"They spoke to a tiny blue woman made of light!"
Lawson mentions an Ozymandias Project.
FRN-00 was nicknamed Hewey by the scientist who developed him, Fiona.
Riccardo... uh, "Richard", as well as characters implied to be but never explicitly named as Debilitas and Daniella, also show up in that same interlude chapter.
Our first sight of Noveria is set in the Dosadi arcology, District B13.
One of the SSC troops hunting Kasumi is Damien Raffaelli.
note Taha gets an offhand mention.
When Kasumi gets sick at the end of Chapter 30, some of her
Word Salad is " Frog blast the vent core!" A Kaleb R. Wester delivers Bio-hazard canisters to Noveria.
note "A word of warning: You ever hear the definition of insanity?" Said from a character voiced by Michael Mando while Adam was buried up to his neck in a beach, said character having previously talked about flossing.
Kasumi's code is isomorphic in nature.
The Baptiste Corporation and its ZORG mechs, which are actually based on the Zor ns from .
Remember Me Speaking of Remember Me, the whole dream infiltration and editing thing.
In the late 21st century, there was a Lunar War, with the Lunarians' charge led by the Glass Cannon Endymion fighter known as Einhänder.
Mentions of mycotoxins here and there.
The Matrix III cyberdeck made by Ono-Sendai.
Molly Millions shows up as a bouncer.
An antique gun, souped up with airbursting explosive rounds for anti-robot work.
Copley mechs made by Armadyne. A bunch of crooks attack an Armadyne VIP and his Copley bodyguards... and fare much worse than Max and co.
note Cousar Crowe heavy weapons exist.
"For you? It's five-thousand Nuyen to get in, Fridge Largemeat."
In Elerium-115, Tali gets accosted by a bunch calling themselves Kubricks who model their attire after Alex and the Droogs.
"What's the password?" " Muthafucka?"
Kasumi has a Falcon Punch App.
Runners in Dosadi use Urban Maneuvering Gear.
The real name of the Manticore Bomber was Draven.
A Manticore guard called T. Kovacs.
"Err, me? I'm just the ah... popup, yeah. It looks like you're trying to hack into a highly secure EG machine, do you need help with that?"
The Dayak red flying cyborg shark comes from .
Immortal While on Caleston, Adam's callsign is "Shadow". Manah specifically calls him "Mister Shadow" repeatedly.
The Prothean "Macca" coins have gems mounted in them. The glowing gems contain energies which were used as their currency.
A Roegadyn (a giant green humanoid) picks up an uppity krogan and beats him into the ground, before muttering "Puny krogan...."
After his stunt with the Normandy's core in chapter 41, Adam's 108 is at 475% charge
explanation A monster pretending to be Adam asks Garrus what he is without his Powered Armor.
A little boy named .
Kurt Macready is actually a monster made of pure nightmare fuel In chapter 39 Adam takes down an attacker with a high kick out of .
Tom Yum Goong In chapter 37, it's revealed that the Omar were founded by Prokhor Zakharov.
The Coalition practices Human Hive philosophies by Chairman Sheng-Ji Yang.
In chapter 31 Adam asked "who are you", to which the Warrior rebutted that the question should have been "what do you want"? In chapter 41 the Geth ask "who are you?" and "why are you here?"
In chapter 41 Adam does a slide move like in .
Vanquish The whole DARPA and (successor to) US Marines working together thing Hein and the Deep Eyes have going on.
In chapter 41 Adam recreates 's Vortex Shield. He also does a wallrun on a video-playing billboard, which showed up a few times in the trailers.
Titanfall As aforementioned, cloak psychosis is one part to Stealth Fighters.
Vagyr tribes and Turanic Kingdoms exist.
The ship graveyard/garbage dump near the Citadel has corvette-sized "Junkyard Dogs".
One of the corvettes evacuating Omega in Interludes 2 is named Molossus.
In Interlude of Madness and Fury, Jack mentioned Lawson having dilated pupils when he talked about Lawson's fellow female clones.
There was an Ancient Conspiracy called the Grail that was obsessed with maintaining a bloodline that supposedly descended from Christ.
Aya tells Johann to be still or else he might end up with an arse for a face.
In chapter 46 Tela Vasir gets interrogated by an agent of the asari equivalent to the Illuminati. To ensure her compliance, there is an operative eating her left hand.
Conrad mentions Cochrane equations involved in Warp Fields.
Johann's cover on the Citadel is a man surnamed Tenma.
Neill, the Deep Eyes pilot, mentions having started his career flying Havoc gunships for a Sol-system colonial security force.
When Manah is wandering the ship in a telepathic fog, Neill asks her, " Who monitors the birds?"
From Caleston - a Corrupt Corporate Executive named Atkins who is infamous for brutalizing miners outside of the Sol government's area of control? Hmm...
The Citadel here has Mass Shadow Generators.
The Citadel used to be called Sigil, and it had the Brothel of Slaking Intellectual Lusts.
"What a coincidence!" you hear him shout, "you fight like a dairy farmer!"
In chapter 46 Adam has a nightmare where he had to climb up a giant tower made of cubes.
In chapter 46 we learn that seven years ago, Adam engaged in a Bar Brawl to "Staying Alive". In other words...
is apparently still a thing in the 22nd century, because Marcus's battle cry is ORAORAORAORAORA
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure One of the books in Pallin's office is Atreus' Puzzles in the Isle of Mist, " a classic that was worth easily half a million credits."
In chapter 47, some of the C-Sec cops on site are Dana Bier, Sam Anders and Galen Tyrell. Ironically, they're
not the Snatchers... but Bailey is. " Oh, fuck all kinds of ducks." One would think this just an unintentional reference in Chapter 28... if it weren't done in almost the exact same context, shit going south fast, by an Ambiguously Brown female character.
The Silver Drakes' previous marksman that Zoller replaces? Häyhä
Captain Robin Aubrey ('played' by Russell Crowe) is in command of VSE Surprise.
Young Brutus' wounds are treated with Somatic Gel.