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** Likewise, additional PDA reports show that Second Officer Keen was trying to contact the Captain of the Aurora before it exploded. We don't find out the captain's first name, but he's referred to as [[RedDwarf Captain Hollister]].

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** Likewise, additional PDA reports show that Second Officer Keen was trying to contact the Captain of the Aurora before it exploded. We don't find out the captain's first name, but he's referred to as [[RedDwarf [[Series/RedDwarf Captain Hollister]].



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* There are a whole bunch of shoutouts to another game by the same group of people - Natural Selection. This includes a toy Gorge a few other minor similarities in addition to [[spoiler: the HUGE giveaways of the Alterra Corporation and the Kharaa bacteria. These turn out not to be shout outs at all, but hints to the developer-confirmed theory that Subnautica and Natural Selection actually take place in the same universe. Bet you didn't see that coming!]]

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* There are a whole bunch of shoutouts to another game by the same group of people - Natural Selection. This includes a toy Gorge a few other minor similarities in addition to [[spoiler: the HUGE giveaways of the Alterra Corporation and the Kharaa bacteria. These turn out not to be shout outs at all, but hints to the developer-confirmed theory that Subnautica and Natural Selection actually take place in the same universe. Bet you didn't see that coming!]]coming!]]
* The background music of the Mesmer's hypnosis effect comes from the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V02WZvLE_R0 Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, Cannibal Girls]] by [[Music/RobZombie White Zombie]].
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* The achievements contain a few:
** "Fourteen Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", awarded for finding the Primary Containment Facility, is obviously one to ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.
** "40-foot Sub For One", awarded for building a Cyclops submarine, sounds like an order you might place at any Subway fast food restaurant.


* There used to be an Easter egg in which the player would receive a radio message with the text [[Music/RonnieJamesDio "You've been down too long in the midnight sea. Oh don't you see what I mean?"]]

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* There used to be an Easter egg in which the player would receive a radio message with the text [[Music/RonnieJamesDio "You've been down too long in the midnight sea. Oh don't you see what I mean?"]]mean?"]]
* There are a whole bunch of shoutouts to another game by the same group of people - Natural Selection. This includes a toy Gorge a few other minor similarities in addition to [[spoiler: the HUGE giveaways of the Alterra Corporation and the Kharaa bacteria. These turn out not to be shout outs at all, but hints to the developer-confirmed theory that Subnautica and Natural Selection actually take place in the same universe. Bet you didn't see that coming!]]


* The [[spoiler:cure for the Carar bacterium]] is called Enzyme [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].

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* The [[spoiler:cure for the Carar Kharaa bacterium]] is called Enzyme [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].


** They later included Jack's Septic Tank, which is his channel mascot in a jar (clicking on it makes it quote Jack in an incredibly high pitched voice) and the Unusual Doll, which is literally just a Markiplier bobblehead that says lines from his videos when clicked.

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** They later included Jack's Septic Tank, which is his channel mascot in a jar (clicking on it makes it quote Jack in an incredibly high pitched voice) and the Unusual Doll, which is literally just a Markiplier [[LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} Markiplier]] bobblehead that says lines from his videos when clicked.


* The containment breach of the disease research facility resulted in the deaths of 314 specimens. The Carar is stated to have a confirmed kill count of at least 143 billion. [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} That's an interesting set of digits to see turn up more than once]].


* Cave Crawlers, found in [[spoiler: the entrance area of the crashed Aurora,]], the Underwater Islands, the Dunes biomes, and on the surface biomes behave similar to VideoGame/HalfLife’s Headcrabs, both being four-legged creatures that jump to attack the protagonist. They also look similar to the spider creatures from Film/LostInSpace, both having circular bodies, being hostile to the protagonist, and [[spoiler:inhabiting a derelict habitation ship]].

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* Cave Crawlers, found in [[spoiler: the entrance area of the crashed Aurora,]], Aurora]], the Underwater Islands, the Dunes biomes, and on the surface biomes behave similar to VideoGame/HalfLife’s Headcrabs, both being four-legged creatures that jump to attack the protagonist. They also look similar to the spider creatures from Film/LostInSpace, both having circular bodies, being hostile to the protagonist, and [[spoiler:inhabiting a derelict habitation ship]].

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** They later included Jack's Septic Tank, which is his channel mascot in a jar (clicking on it makes it quote Jack in an incredibly high pitched voice) and the Unusual Doll, which is literally just a Markiplier bobblehead that says lines from his videos when clicked.


* There used to be an Easter egg in which the player would receive a radio message with the text [[Music/RonnieJamesDio "You've been down too long in the midight sea. Oh don't you see what I mean?"]]

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* There used to be an Easter egg in which the player would receive a radio message with the text [[Music/RonnieJamesDio "You've been down too long in the midight midnight sea. Oh don't you see what I mean?"]]


* In what is perhaps coincidental or perhaps deliberate considering their releases overlap (due to ''Subnautica'' being in early access so long,) Creator/KimStanleyRobinson happened to write a book named ''Aurora'' which was also about humans landing on a mostly aquatic alien planet [[spoiler: and many of them dying to a previously undetectable alien contaminant.]]

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* In what is perhaps coincidental or perhaps deliberate considering their releases overlap (due to ''Subnautica'' being in early access so long,) Creator/KimStanleyRobinson happened to write a book named ''Aurora'' which was also about humans landing on a mostly aquatic alien planet [[spoiler: and many of them dying to a previously undetectable alien contaminant.]]]]
* There used to be an Easter egg in which the player would receive a radio message with the text [[Music/RonnieJamesDio "You've been down too long in the midight sea. Oh don't you see what I mean?"]]


* [[spoiler:The cure for the Carar bacterium is called Enzyme [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].]]

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* [[spoiler:The cure The [[spoiler:cure for the Carar bacterium bacterium]] is called Enzyme [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].]]


* The Sand Shark bears a slight resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Toothless.]]

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* The Sand Shark bears a slight resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Toothless.]]
* In what is perhaps coincidental or perhaps deliberate considering their releases overlap (due to ''Subnautica'' being in early access so long,) Creator/KimStanleyRobinson happened to write a book named ''Aurora'' which was also about humans landing on a mostly aquatic alien planet [[spoiler: and many of them dying to a previously undetectable alien contaminant.
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* Cave Crawlers, found in [[spoiler: the entrance area of the crashed Aurora,]], in the Underwater Islands, the Dunes biomes and on the surface biomes behave similar to VideoGame/HalfLife’s Headcrabs, both being four-legged creatures that jump to attack the protagonist. They also look similar to the spider creatures from Film/LostInSpace, both having circular bodies, being hostile to the protagonist, and [[spoiler:inhabiting a derelict habitation ship]].

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* Cave Crawlers, found in [[spoiler: the entrance area of the crashed Aurora,]], in the Underwater Islands, the Dunes biomes biomes, and on the surface biomes behave similar to VideoGame/HalfLife’s Headcrabs, both being four-legged creatures that jump to attack the protagonist. They also look similar to the spider creatures from Film/LostInSpace, both having circular bodies, being hostile to the protagonist, and [[spoiler:inhabiting a derelict habitation ship]].



* The Crash fish behave similarly to VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}’s Creepers, both attempting to damage the player by exploding.

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* The Crash fish Crashfish behave similarly to VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}’s Creepers, both attempting to damage the player by exploding.



* According to a page on the developer's Trello board (a message-board site for the creative team to help delegate tasks), the colorful Koosh Bush plants were apparently [[https://trello.com/c/X5ls8kT8/6241-change-koosh-bush-name inspired by]] Hasbro's popular [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koosh_ball children's toy]] of the same name.

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* According to a page on the developer's Trello board (a message-board site for the creative team to help delegate tasks), the colorful Koosh Bulb Bush plants were apparently [[https://trello.com/c/X5ls8kT8/6241-change-koosh-bush-name inspired by]] Hasbro's popular [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koosh_ball children's toy]] of toy]], hence why they [[WritingAroundTrademarks shared the same name.name in early development]].


* Reaper Leviathan. Is it really a coincidence that the species happens to share its name with 2 of [[Franchise/MassEffect a certain video game series']] most powerful species?

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* Reaper Leviathan. Is it really a coincidence that the species happens to share its name with 2 two of [[Franchise/MassEffect a certain video game series']] most powerful species?

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