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* The leader of the mercenaries, Desmond Rutaganda, is seen reading and quotes the work of post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon, in particular ''Black Skin, White Masks'' and ''The Wretched of the Earth''.



* The ''Sinners of the System'' trilogy has several references to ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
** ''Case 1'' involves a secret mining operation at a former disaster site digging up radioactive materials.
** ''Case 2's'' climax deals with a plot point involving Kyushu Island, a district called "Dejima," and a nuclear submarine.
** ''Case 3'' has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]


** And in the opening scene of the movie, a voice (which appears to be a combination of Kougami, Makishima, and a sythetic computer speech program) recites a passage from a later part of ''In Search of Lost Time'' (the {{Doorstopper}} novel of which ''Swann's Way'' is the first part).


* The last part of Season 3's opening shows Arata and Kei slowly walking towards the screen and pointing their Dominators at the viewer, which is an homage to the [[https://youtu.be/Mw8NR6p8gyI?t=99 "Divine Intervention"]] scene in ''Film/PulpFiction''.

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* The last part of Season 3's opening shows Arata and Kei slowly walking towards the screen and pointing their Dominators at the viewer, which is an homage to the [[https://youtu.be/Mw8NR6p8gyI?t=99 "Divine Intervention"]] scene in ''Film/PulpFiction''.''Film/PulpFiction''.
* Season 3 has yet ''more'' references to ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex: 2nd GIG'' with Dejima being mentioned to be the focal point of refugee relocation, and a plotline involving five refugees who have been implanted with suicide bombs and going after unknown targets.


* ''Case 3'' has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]

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* ** ''Case 3'' has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]


* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 2's climax deals with a plot point involving [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Kyushu Island, a district called "Dejima," and a nuclear submarine.]]
* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]

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* The ''Sinners of the System'' Case 2's trilogy has several references to ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
** ''Case 1'' involves a secret mining operation at a former disaster site digging up radioactive materials.
** ''Case 2's''
climax deals with a plot point involving [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Kyushu Island, a district called "Dejima," and a nuclear submarine.]]
submarine.
* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 ''Case 3'' has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]



* The last part of Season 3' opening where after Arata and Kei are walking towards the screen, they point their Dominators towards the viewer which is a homage to the [[https://youtu.be/Mw8NR6p8gyI?t=99 "Divine Intervention"]] scene in ''Film/PulpFiction''.

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* The last part of Season 3' 3's opening where after shows Arata and Kei are slowly walking towards the screen, they point screen and pointing their Dominators towards at the viewer viewer, which is a an homage to the [[https://youtu.be/Mw8NR6p8gyI?t=99 "Divine Intervention"]] scene in ''Film/PulpFiction''.


* Arata Shindou's "Mental Trace" ability is practically a dead-on ringer for Will Graham in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. He's also called a [[Series/TheMentalist "mentalist."]]

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* Arata Shindou's "Mental Trace" ability is practically a dead-on ringer for Will Graham in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. He's also called a [[Series/TheMentalist "mentalist."]]"]]
* The last part of Season 3' opening where after Arata and Kei are walking towards the screen, they point their Dominators towards the viewer which is a homage to the [[https://youtu.be/Mw8NR6p8gyI?t=99 "Divine Intervention"]] scene in ''Film/PulpFiction''.


* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]

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* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]]]
* Arata Shindou's "Mental Trace" ability is practically a dead-on ringer for Will Graham in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. He's also called a [[Series/TheMentalist "mentalist."]]

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* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 2's climax deals with a plot point involving [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Kyushu Island, a district called "Dejima," and a nuclear submarine.]]


* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]

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* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]


** The title of the song might be comparing Makishima to Johan Liebert from ''{{Manga/Monster}}'', who is called "the monster with no name".

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** The title of the song might be comparing Makishima to Johan Liebert from ''{{Manga/Monster}}'', who is called "the monster with no name".name".
* ''Sinners of the System'' Case 3 has a not-very-subtle reference to the first season finale of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex'' when [[https://streamable.com/5jy58 Frederica destroys an enemy drone by repeatedly shooting it at point blank range with a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle.]]

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* In episode 19, as Saiga and Kougami discuss what drives Makishima, Saiga uses quotes from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Weber Max Weber]] to explain the Sybil System, and Kougami notes that Makishima would rebut him by quoting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Michel Foucault]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham Jeremy Bentham]].


** The title of the song might be comparing Makishima to John Liebert from ''{{Manga/Monster}}'', who is called "the monster with no name".

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** The title of the song might be comparing Makishima to John Johan Liebert from ''{{Manga/Monster}}'', who is called "the monster with no name".


** And in the opening scene of the movie, a voice (which appears to be a combination of Kougami, Makishima, and a sythetic computer speech program) recites a passage from a later part of ''In Search of Lost Time'' (the Main/Doorstopper novel of which ''Swann's Way'' is the first part).

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** And in the opening scene of the movie, a voice (which appears to be a combination of Kougami, Makishima, and a sythetic computer speech program) recites a passage from a later part of ''In Search of Lost Time'' (the Main/Doorstopper {{Doorstopper}} novel of which ''Swann's Way'' is the first part).

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** And in the opening scene of the movie, a voice (which appears to be a combination of Kougami, Makishima, and a sythetic computer speech program) recites a passage from a later part of ''In Search of Lost Time'' (the Main/Doorstopper novel of which ''Swann's Way'' is the first part).

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* The leader of the mercenaries, Desmond Rutaganda, is seen reading and quotes the work of post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon, in particular ''Black Skin, White Masks'' and ''The Wretched of the Earth''.

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