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Shout Outs From the series itself Much like Ohgren Isshin can smell purity but would rather smell cheese. Lelouch's Zanpakuto, Eien Tamashi upon revealing her true form to him pulls a line from Mr. Roboto Nemu apparently has had her own Tablekun moment. There's a Team Four Star referrance in chapter 22. "That's how OLD I AM!" Aisel Baedur's terrorizing of the Kuchiki family and Famous Last Words makes one reminiscent of Arl Rendon Howe Lelouch does this intentionally in chapter 23, quoteing Shakesphere after defeating Maki Ichinose, Hamlet specifically. Talbumosuke does the same thing after his battle with Barrigan. Lelouch's All Just a Dream episode in the beginning of chapter 24 was based off of an old Garfield comic. There's even one to Thinking in Little Green Boxes in the way that Lelouch gathered the Phantoms. Varcina is a shout-out to Ravnica: City of Guilds. Anagrams, see? One chapter mentions that Talbumosuke's hairstyle would make Kidd throw a fit. In chapter 40 Orihime says After Tatsuki defeats Jirobo Astral Finish! Yolanda seems to be a walking Devil May Cry shout out. Her zanpakuto gives her a Badass Longcoat and Guns Akimbo, along with her release command itself. The way that Lelouch summons his horror mimics Yuna's summoning of Anima. They're Pinky (Gin), they're Pinky and the Brain (Talbumosuke), Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain! Hisana's shikai abilities were inspired by songs from Ocarina of Time. Apparently, Ichigo and Shinji watch Gurren Lagann. In fact, in chapter 59, Ichigo and Shinji play out the roles of Kamina and Viral and play out the first battle of the two, with their own twist added onto the end. Team Four Star gets another one with Ulquiorra, and even more so with Yammy, who is a blatent expy of Nappa. Their introductory scene mimics a lot of the interactions between Vegeta and Nappa. In chapter 90 there's now Ghost Yammy, only he's haunting Grimmjow since Ulquiorra's dead. The way that Ulquiorra is talking, Ichigo seems to be an orange haired John Connor. I find your lack of faith disturbing. One of the visoreds is a Beatles fan. Chapter 68.88 reveals that it's Rose The final form of Hisana's bankai gives includes a single black wing and a four meter long "Masamune type blade" much like a certain other One-Winged Angel. The fact that it's accompanied by Ominous Latin Chanting makes the reference even more obvious. "This is why we can't have nice things!" Talbumosuke’s liking to coffee is very similar to a certain coffee addicted prosecutor You can practically hear the fragrance of dark coffee playing in the background. Demora sounds like The Incredible Hulk for one line Yammy gets in on this too
Yammy: Now you’ve made me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry Spargga's entire group is one big group of Devil May Cry expies. According to Word of God, Diego is Dante, Victor is Vergil, Gloria is Trish, Nigel is Nero, Maria is Lady, and Spargga is Sparda The new 9th espada is Kira and the apples are tasteless in Hueco Mundo. Kaien apparently plays Duel Monsters In Talbumosuke's battle with Baraggan some of his moves and especially his Finishing Move bear a striking resemblance to a certain version of Dor ma mmu If Talbumosuke is a Bishoen Dorm expy the Soul Society might as well just surrender now. Oh so many in the Yu-Gi-Oh! omake. Wields a large tonfa and is somewhat of a Ninja not to mention how she holds it. Does anyone besides this troper believe that Naomi seems a little like a Gender Bender of Strider Hiryu Considering her battle with Sumime this is either intentional or Ascended Fanon Kendra references X-23
Kendra: I'm the second best there is at what I do Talbumosuke references Algol
Talbumosuke: I will destroy any that stand in my way Kiganjo seems to hold a similar philosophy to Wrex Ciela references Angol Fear
Ciela: I will remove all obstacles in my path Word of God states that Hitsugaya taunting Yammy with sophisticated vocabulary before toning it down to something the id iot could understand was homage to Gohan antagonizing well...anyone in the abridged series. The author has repeatedly used lines and techniques from Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Kaibun uses Shoryuken Yoruichi’s Zanpakuto is the Golden Tiger Claws In chapter 82 after waking up after the battle in the fourth division, Ichigo says "Unfamiliar ceiling" Lelouch’s Restoration of Yuna is a shout-out to Kids Next Door when Numbah One Recomissions his dad and finds out he’s Numbah Zero. Lelouch channels Albert Wesker in using a variant of the Maximum Wesker. Lelouch and Yuna combining their powers to transform Lelouch’s Shokan Kinshi into a monochrome colossus sized version of Mari Akari in Bankai, complete with cheesy over the top speech, almost seems like the two of them are about to shout “Who the hell do you think we are?” Yoruichi and Soifon do Raikage and Killer Bee's Double Lariat. The shout out goes even farther since the duo ALSO faces an enemy with a shark theme. The author notes of ch 90, which have what appear to be Yammy singing his Ghost Yammy theme say that Yammy has the Power of Stupid In the Lelouch and the Law arc we get this lovely line from a member of the central 46: "Ah yes, arrancar stragglers, we've already dismissed that claim" And of course OBJECTION!. Yes it is used. Hisana channels Scorpion: "GET OVER HERE!" Kenpachi's Zanpakuto is basically an expy of Chuck Norris Ichigo snaps Kenpachi out of his Heroic BSOD using Kamina’s rousing speech Susanna’s Volt Dive should be read Foot Dive. Kendra in chapter 111: A very dark real life example. Even with Britannia’s changes in history there is still a terrorist attack on September 11th 2001. See the Does This Remind You of Anything? entry on it for more details. Chapter 117 compares Mizuho, Keigo's sister, to a certain evil babysitter Keigo performs three different guitar rhytms with his fullbring. Mute City, I Want It All and Live & Learn Despite what you may think, Silent Hell is not a reference to Silent Hill, but a shout out to the Silent Realms in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Lelouch does the famous “we held the line” speech. Mashiro channels Roadrunner while battling Zurik. Momo sings a stanza from by Murder Within Temptation Kyoraku, King of Games. Yu-Gi-Oh! and GALORE. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Yamamoto's final attack against Aizen bears similarity to the Instant Transmission Kamehameha Goku uses to blast away Cell Rose's Kinshara Jamon iwa Kyoryumin bears a striking resemblance to Hazama’s Astral Finish. Kaien's Tengen Toppa Matsu is basically a water version of Giga Drill Break. During his fight against Aizen while panicking Lelouch says Gotta run around. Gotta think and run around at the same time. Vanguard produces a rather familiar Verbal Tic while fighting Kenpachi, Yessss. Rita mentions mixing sugar, spice, and everything nice into whatever mixture Nemu was working on, instead of watermelons to create anti-hollow kindergarten girls. When asked if she's a little young to be a lieutenant of the Imperial Army, Cornelia answers Yes, Yes I am Nonette Enneagram breaks a fellow academy student's arm for not taking a hint that she's not interested in him. When called on it she says "it seemed like a fair trade". Cornelia seems to be a fan of Dirty Harry. Inzuri Shiro, the so-called "12th Kenpachi", is an obvious expy of Ragna the Bloodedge During the battle said expy refers to a line from the Vegeta Vs Shadow Death Battle by saying "You have" *pants* "No idea" *another pant* "Who you're dealing with!" *cue power up* "Behold the true power I possess". After a while Kenpachi then says "I'm done. I'm bored. You're boring me." A corporal under Cornelia that got his entire unit killed went by the name of Leroy Jenkins. As a surgeon, Uryu is said to have a Healing Touch. Ichigo's Rousing Speech in chapter 148 makes it seem like he took speech classes with Sergeant Major Avery Johnson The other soldiers in the Britannian army are expies of Orsino, Master Chief, Damon Gant, Dio Brando, Mitt Romney, and Captain America Lelouch compares Aizen to Albert Wesker by mentioning complete global saturation. In chapter 160 Lelouch is compared to the God damn Batman twice! The Eyelash Monster.
What do you do when something that big wants to kill you?
As of chapter 168 Orihime can perform the Kamehameha Wave In chapter 170 the Mysterious Hooded Soul Reaper says that the Soul Society is Thinking with portals these days. In chapter 173, hollow Lelouch assumes direct control of Scourge. Wait...Nunnally wants change Britannia can believe in and Guinevere is a rich bureaucrat interested only in supporting the upper class? 2012 election much? The mysterious hooded Soul Reaper says to Cornelia as he rescues her Come with me if you want to live! Rita offers similar philosophies to Yoda about trying versus doing. Guilford while a hollow performs his OWN . Giga Drill Break on Zero Marianne's zanpakuto has abilities similar to Erza's Requip magic Apparently Roronora Zoro was the Second Kenpachi. The top 20 Togabito before Kasumi became #1 are littered with expies of characters from other series. See the proper folder on this page. More than just them, a lot of the togabito are expies. If we have to list them all. We'd be here all day. Go to for more details. Kasumi has a hobby of counting phrases like Abridged Frieza with her father Talbumosuke delivering a phrase she never heard of before. Kensei Hulking Out to deliver a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Chrysanthemum and his subsequent Unstoppable Rage is a lot like The Hulk every tuesday. Chapter 200 has Orihime shouting Excelsior! Chapter 201: Kallen tries to do a Hadoken and then tries to power up to try and understand her spiritual power.