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* Chapter 34: Rei was coached on how to explain her origin when she got on the Larry King live show. She proceed to instead talk about how she [[ComicBook/XMen was separated from her brother in a plane accident over Alaska, and then trained to defend the human race so she wouldn't be persecuted for her unique abilities]]. And then a [[GreenLantern dying alien gave her a ring.]] Maya was just thankful Rei didn't say she was from [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Krypton.]]

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* Chapter 34: Rei was coached on how to explain her origin when she got on the Larry King live show. She proceed to instead talk about how she [[ComicBook/XMen was separated from her brother in a plane accident over Alaska, and then trained to defend the human race so she wouldn't be persecuted for her unique abilities]]. And then a [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern dying alien gave her a ring.]] Maya was just thankful Rei didn't say she was from [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Krypton.]]


* In chapter 1, Rei refers to Ritsuko as a friend of Gendo's [[PrivateEye "in a Ugandan way"]]. (Funnier, because she's ''not'' in this continuity.)

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* In chapter 1, Rei refers to Ritsuko as a friend of Gendo's [[PrivateEye [[Magazine/PrivateEye "in a Ugandan way"]]. (Funnier, because she's ''not'' in this continuity.)


* [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Oh, Shin~ji? Are you dead yet?]]

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* [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Oh, Shin~ji? Are you dead yet?]]


* Chapter 72: [[spoiler:Asuka and Mana]] duel over [[spoiler:Shinji]] in a reference to the Kirk v. Spock fight from [[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime "Amok Time."]]

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* Chapter 72: [[spoiler:Asuka and Mana]] duel over [[spoiler:Shinji]] in a reference to the Kirk v. Spock fight from [[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime "Amok Time."]]"]] Much earliner in the story, the music from said fight is hummed by most of the students in Shinji's class the day after Shamsel's defeat.


* Chapter 100: The secret switch in Kei's office is a reference to ''{{Faust}}''.

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* Chapter 100: The secret switch in Kei's office is a reference to ''{{Faust}}''.''Myth/{{Faust}}''.


* Chapter 32: [[Film/{{Batman}} "What do you want?" "My face on the one dollar bill. But that's more of a long term thing."]]

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* Chapter 32: [[Film/{{Batman}} [[Film/Batman1989 "What do you want?" "My face on the one dollar bill. But that's more of a long term thing."]]


* Chapter 8 & 77: Naoko, Kyoko, and Yui once had the nickname [[Franchise/TheWitchesOfEastwick "The Bitches of Eastwick"]].

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* Chapter 8 & 77: Naoko, Kyoko, and Yui once had the nickname [[Franchise/TheWitchesOfEastwick [[Literature/TheWitchesOfEastwick "The Bitches of Eastwick"]].


* [[Film/StarTrek "Activate weapons suite! Arm all weapons! Arm]] ''[[Film/StarTrek EVERYTHING!]]''"

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* [[Film/StarTrek [[Film/StarTrek2009 "Activate weapons suite! Arm all weapons! Arm]] ''[[Film/StarTrek ''[[Film/StarTrek2009 EVERYTHING!]]''"



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* The author has mentioned that Rei's propensity for travel via air duct was inspired by a similar moment from Rei in
''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' 's Christmas special.


* Chapter 38: Parts of [[spoiler:Iruel's dialogue while he's confronting Asuka]] are takeoffs of [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM's signature quote]] and Batman's last words to Superman in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.

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* Chapter 38: Parts of [[spoiler:Iruel's dialogue while he's confronting Asuka]] are takeoffs of [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM's signature quote]] and Batman's last words to Superman in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''.


* Chapter 106. Rei asks, "[[TopGear Who's the Stig]]?"

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* Chapter 106. Rei asks, "[[TopGear "[[Series/TopGearUK Who's the Stig]]?"


* And to [[TransformersGeneration1 the original franchise]]:

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* And to [[TransformersGeneration1 [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 the original franchise]]:


* Mark-09's activation sequence at the beginning of Chapter 101 closely follows the ones used by [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]].

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* Mark-09's activation sequence at the beginning of Chapter 101 closely follows the ones used by [[{{Hellsing}} [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]].


* Chapter 8 & 77: Naoko, Kyoko, and Yui once had the nickname [[Main/TheWitchesOfEastwick "The Bitches of Eastwick"]].

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* Chapter 8 & 77: Naoko, Kyoko, and Yui once had the nickname [[Main/TheWitchesOfEastwick [[Franchise/TheWitchesOfEastwick "The Bitches of Eastwick"]].

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