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** Wards. You may want that shiny new weapon, but if you don't spend some money on wards, you're likely going to be ambushed a few times.


* BoisterousBruiser: Sven the Rogueknight, based on his skill descriptions, such as "Sven is here to pump you up!" or "Sven gets pumped up!"
** That's because he's based off Sven-Ole Thorsen. (and even funnier is that some of the time, Sven's name changes to Arnold Schwarzenegger - Thorsen HAS collaborated with him for a long time, starting with ''Film/{{Commando}}''.)


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* BoisterousBruiser: Sven the Rogueknight, based on his skill descriptions, such as "Sven is here to pump you up!" or "Sven gets pumped up!"
** That's because he's based off Sven-Ole Thorsen. (and even funnier is that some of the time, Sven's name changes to Arnold Schwarzenegger - Thorsen HAS collaborated with him for a long time, starting with ''Film/{{Commando}}''.)


* AerithAndBob: The super creeps that spawn in -sc mode: Ancient Hydra, Siege Golem, and Scary Fish.



* AerithAndBob: The super creeps that spawn in -sc mode: Ancient Hydra, Siege Golem, and Scary Fish.


* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Ancient Apparition, Mask of Madness, and several others more.

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: AlliterativeName: A few things:
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Ancient Apparition, Apparition
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Mask of Madness, and several others more.Madness


** Mogul Khan is sometimes given the name Mogul [[MrT Khant touch this]]

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** Mogul Khan is sometimes given the name Mogul [[MrT [[Creator/MrT Khant touch this]]


** A few item-examples: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Aghanim's Scepter, Linken's Sphere]], [[PhantasyStar Sange&Yasha]], [[{{VideoGame/Diablo}} Buriza-do Kyanon]], [[TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} Heart of Tarrasque]], [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Monkey King Bar]]...

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** A few item-examples: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Aghanim's Scepter, Linken's Sphere]], [[PhantasyStar [[VideoGame/PhantasyStar Sange&Yasha]], [[{{VideoGame/Diablo}} Buriza-do Kyanon]], [[TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} Heart of Tarrasque]], [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Monkey King Bar]]...


* WholePlotReference: Tinker's backstory in ''Dota 2'' was changed to something like this: He and a few other scientists went to a ''Violet Plateau'' and did a number of experiments, but one [[TeleporterAccident opened up a portal and monsters]] from another realm came out. Only one Tinker survived, using [[OneManArmy only his wits and weaponry]]. [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Sound familiar?]]

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* WholePlotReference: Tinker's backstory in ''Dota 2'' was changed to something like this: He and a few other scientists went to a ''Violet Plateau'' and did a number of experiments, but one [[TeleporterAccident opened up a portal and monsters]] from another realm came out. Only one Tinker survived, using [[OneManArmy only his wits and weaponry]]. [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife Sound familiar?]]


[[caption-width-right:350:A fangame so big it gave birth to [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena a whole new genre]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A fangame so big it gave birth to [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena a whole new genre]]]]genre.]]]]


** Lanaya is a [[{{Starcraft}} Dark Templar]], and Lesale Deathbringer looks suspiciously like a Hydralisk (Well, kind of. The H-lisk model was included in ''TFT'' as an EasterEgg, but, as [=DotA=] proves, there's no reason they can't be employed in gameplay.)

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** Lanaya is a [[{{Starcraft}} [[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Dark Templar]], and Lesale Deathbringer looks suspiciously like a Hydralisk (Well, kind of. The H-lisk model was included in ''TFT'' as an EasterEgg, but, as [=DotA=] proves, there's no reason they can't be employed in gameplay.)


'''Level 3 (or Level 2 with Scepter):''' Split into three ''freaking'' mighty pandas.\\
'''Level 3 with Scepter:''' Split into three ''omgwtf'' might pandas.

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'''Level 3 (or Level 2 with Scepter):''' Split into three really ''freaking'' mighty pandas.\\
'''Level 3 with Scepter:''' Split into three ''omgwtf'' might mighty pandas.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: The description for Pandaren Brewmaster's ultimate skill:
-->'''Level 1:''' Split into three mighty pandas.\\
'''Level 2 (or Level 1 with Aghanim's Scepter):''' Split into three even mightier pandas.\\
'''Level 3 (or Level 2 with Scepter):''' Split into three ''freaking'' mighty pandas.\\
'''Level 3 with Scepter:''' Split into three ''omgwtf'' might pandas.


* HumanPopsicle: The temporary result of being a victim of the Crystal Maiden's ''Frostbite'' or Twin-head Dragon's ''Ice Path''.

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* HumanPopsicle: The temporary result of being a victim of the Crystal Maiden's ''Frostbite'' or Twin-head Dragon's Jakiro's ''Ice Path''.


** [[EdgarAllanPoe Nevermore]] the Shadow Fiend.

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** [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Nevermore]] the Shadow Fiend.


** ''[[ForMassiveDamage Critical Strike]]'' --> Phantom Assassin's ''Coup de Grace''

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** ''[[ForMassiveDamage Critical Strike]]'' ''Critical Strike'' --> Phantom Assassin's ''Coup de Grace''


* CriticalHit: The ''Critical Strike'' skill, and the Crystalys and [[{{VideoGame/Diablo}} Buriza-do Kyanon]] items, which give whoever equips them the ''Critical Strike'' skill. And if that's not enough for you, [[CriticalHitClass Phantom Assassin's]] ''[[LimitBreak Coup de Grace]]'' has you covered.



* ForMassiveDamage: The ''Critical Strike'' skill, and the Crystalys and [[{{VideoGame/Diablo}} Buriza-do Kyanon]] items, which give whoever equips them the ''Critical Strike'' skill. And if that's not enough for you, Phantom Assassin's ''Coup de Grace'' has you covered.

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