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References in fiction to the novel ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' by Creator/RobertAntonWilson

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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': Bria Tharen attempts to pull off a Bavarian fire drill to trick the Toprawa gate guards into letting Rebel ships through the planetary shield in [[ #1681]], titled "Briatharian Fire Drill".
* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': "[[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} Imposition of order equals escalation of chaos.]]" The presence of, ultimately, a ''quintuple agent'' is probably a reference to the same work.

* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/ColdDays'': There's a double-barreled ShoutOut when Bob calls Harry the embodiment of "[[Literature/TheSecondComing Things fall apart]]". This [[Creator/WilliamButlerYeats Yeats]] quote is also a repeating liefmotif in ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' - which also deals with a human world intruded into by non-human things of Magic seeking to bring about Armageddon. The idea of something inhumanly evil being deliberately sprung from its prison of millenia to wreak havoc in the world is an ''Illuminatus!'' theme too.

* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': The presence of 23 and 42 in the show's {{Arc Number}}s are references to ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' and ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', respectively.
* In the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode ''The Post-Modern Prometheus'' Dr. Francis Pollidori having to leave to deliver an address at the [[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} University of Ingolstadt]], a reference to the Ingolstadt University institution where medical student Victor Frankenstein has the idea of creating a human.

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