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1It's a [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]] / Wiki/TVTropes crossover. Of course there will be a ton of [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]].----* Lots and lots of tropes are referenced, with some mentioned explicitly, even if the trope alluded to isn't applicable to the situation.-->'''''' '''Haruhi''': Exactly like that! Man, you are so BookDumb sometimes!\'''''' '''Haruhi''': Alright, mighty philosopher Kyon, RiddleMeThis.\'''''' '''Kyon''': Is it that OutOfCharacter for me to be informed?\'''''' '''Kyon:''' Still, I'm glad the '[[TrueCompanions nakama]]' bit worked ... sad that my life is becoming a {{shounen}} story.[[note]] "Nakama" was the current name of the TrueCompanions trope at the time.[[/note]]\[[color:white:''' ''']] '''Haruhi:''' {{Seinen}}. There's no way in hell we're going through a TournamentArc.\'''''' That cinched it, Kyon decided. [[NinjaMaid Either she was a ninja, or any real ninja aspired to be as skilled as a Tsuruya family maid.]]\'''''' '''Kyon''': Don't let the container fool you, that right there is pure evil. And if Haruhi would listen, I would tell her that EvilIsNotAToy.\'''''' '''Haruhi''': [[ThisAintRocketSurgery It's not rocket surgery]].\'''''' '''Haruhi''': If there was ever a situation that called for [[BeamSpam beam-spam]], that was it!\'''''' '''Haruhi''': [[HeroSecretService Heroic secret service]] isn't so bad, I guess.\'''''' '''Yanagimoto''': The second he heard about it, [[YourHeadAsplode his head would explode!]]\'''''' '''Akane''': ... but you're not some television hero! You are not [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner judge, jury, and executioner]]!\'''''' '''Taniguchi''': If Kyon's too busy to give you [Kunikida] a much-needed {{bright slap}} and wake you up, I'll do it myself!"** The title of Chapter 11 (Herioc Antics Begin arc 4) is ''Yeah, It Went [[UpToEleven There]]''** After [[spoiler:Ryouko gets chibified]], Yuki needs to prepare something to contain her so Kyon could be calm enough to sleep. The container is a specially prepared cardboard shoe box, thus making it a literal CardboardPrison.** In combination with ExpospeakGag, a bit of narration from Yuki's perspective notes that "In addition to the cover being the least adequate part of the book to judge the contents by, according to contemporary human adages, she knew that thematically, elements were redone specifically to catch the eye or try and sell the contents as a product to an unwary consumer." In other words, CoversAlwaysLie.* The title of Chapter [[JustForFun/FortyTwo 42]] (Storm Begins arc 4) is ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Answer to Everything]]''* Kyon dangles [[spoiler:Yamane Jun]] out a window and, unsurprisingly, he demands to be freed. Kyon responds with "[[Film/TheDarkKnight Classic poor choice of words.]]"* After Kyon's aunt comments his mother is very protective he adds [[TheSimpsons "Yes, that's my dearest smother... er, that is, mother."]]* Kyon chooses [[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Shirahama Kenichi]] as an alias, shortly before getting into a fight with some {{Yakuza}} both times.* Kyon keeps mentioning [[{{Series/Firefly}} the very special hell that he is going to]].* Chapter 26 has Kyon dropping the line "[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Stay down, soldier. You've seen enough action]]" [[labelnote:info]]Season 2, Episode 4: [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0677580/ "Beat Your Greens"]][[/labelnote]] to [[spoiler:a beaten-up Kasai]].* Kyon's highly advanced PDA, capable of growing and learning as it absorbs information, is nicknamed [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet]]. [[LampshadeHanging The irony does not go unnoticed.]]* The narrator intersperses the fight scenes in the first CurbStompBattle with the number of Yakuza left, just like Eliot Spencer in Series/{{Leverage}}'s Season 2 finale.* Data about Kanae's enemies are not just classified, in Mikuru's mind, they're [[Wiki/SCPFoundation [=[REDACTED]=]]].* Kyon's sister calls her brother [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers pod person]] when he awakes without help and goes to school early to study.* When Haruhi asks about how to use the dimensional anchor Kyon jokingly suggests the slider should point it to her enemies and say [[Franchise/SailorMoon "Dimensional Prism Power, Make-up"]].* Haruhi comments that, thanks to Kanae, Yuki and Mikuru, Kyon can use the [[Manga/DragonBall hyperbolic time chamber]] to keep up with fighting.* According to one of Kyon's cousin, he's "too cool to be [[StarWars drawn to the girl side!]]".* "That's amazing, ''[[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]'', now what does it have to do with you wearing out an underclassman!?"* When asked by adult!Mikuru, Kyon comments he sees time as a [[Series/DoctorWho great ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey ... stuff]].** And then there's this:---> '''Kyon:''' It's mostly sound-based in tool mode ... I think of it like a sonic screwdriver!\'''Haruhi:''' A name like that [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would never catch on.]] You'll need to work on that.** Kyon's BadassLongcoat is somewhat reminiscent of [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Jack Harkness]]' [[http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k613/SpecularReflection/random/JackHarkness-coat1.jpg greatcoat]] with the color and other details from [[Characters/DoctorWhoDoctors#folder11 Tenth]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]]'s [[http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/1/11/10pic.jpg brown overcoat]].** In Chapter 61, Kyon receives a very long, multicolored, woolen scarf, like the Fourth Doctor's.* Haruhi comments Kyon that, while she wanted to give him a lot of tools, she didn't want to turn him into a [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank lombax.]] Kyon counters by saying he doesn't have a wise-cracking robotic sidekick.* Mikuru has done costumes of Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Lucy's stewardess uniform from ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' and a police uniform from ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''.* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Kyon's sister clarifies that he doesn't use his powers for good, but for awesome.]]* Kanae's excitement about [[Manga/LuckyStar chocolate cornets]] qualifies, since for some reason ''Manga/LuckyStar'' [[CelebrityParadox exists in the K:BDH universe]]. (Haruhi eats them from the head, whichever end that is...)* In Chapter 36, when Kyon happens to say [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} "this is a triumph"]], Yuki [[GenreSavvy immediately notes]] it was a [[EarWorm "Huge]] [[MemeticMutation success"]].* JustForFun/TropeTan's special attack, the Chekhov Beam, is a multiple ShoutOut: to the ChekhovsGun trope and the [[MemeticMutation Memetically Mutated]] Mikuru Beam from the Haruhi canon. As a bonus, when she [[CallingYourAttacks yells the attack name to use it]] it's done similar to the [[VideoGame/FZero Falcon...]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros PUNCH!]]* "But don't hold your breath for a miracle at this hour - I doubt your defender is as devoted as [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Odoroki Hosuke]]." [[note]]Odoroki Hosuke is the Japanese name of Apollo Justice[[/note]]* Kyon has been "wearing" (through his [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction greatcoat's disguise function]]) [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Himura Kenshin's]] garb, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang's]] uniform and Huo Yuanjia's kung-fu outfit as depicted in ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}''.* The Trope-tan movie premiered in this fic is called ''[[Film/BatmanBegins Trope-tan Begins]]''.* Kanae's, and now the SOS Brigade's, world have been invaded by the [[VideoGame/HalfLife Combine]].** The title of Chapters 47, 48, and 49 are "Resonance Cascade", parts 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and Wataru mentions the Seven Hour War.** Yuki's response to Haruhi wishing for Kanae to be able to control her slider powers better and find her way home again is to warn of "[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 unforeseen consequences]]."--->'''Yuki:''' "I cannot determine parameters of dimensional sliding. Because of this, it is not possible to determine the effects of attempting to initiate a change in Michikyuu Kanae's abilities; attempting to alter or tamper with them may cause unforeseen consequences."** In Chapter 47, Kyon is chased by what are clearly supposed to be [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Hunter Hunters]]. He defends himself by using his [[GravityMaster gravity manipulation equipment]] to [[WreakingHavok throw a desk at them]]. Anyone who has played ''Episode 2'' will know that this is a very good idea.* Fujiwara makes a whole bunch to TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}. He makes referencing to Kyon "[[RetroactivePreparation slipshanking]]" and to his "[[RetroactivePrecognition Yet]]". Additionally, he seems to have the mentality of a [[TabletopGame/{{Continuum}} Narcissist]].** And now Kyon too with a "further information not available here" in Chapter 41. Whether or not Kyon intentionally drew the line from Spanner talk or not is debatable at this point.* Itsuki is a member of the fan club for Kyon's [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Aunt Rena's]] book series Brave Detective Sasha - [[Literature/LesMiserables Member Number 24601]], of all numbers.* A shout out to Harry Potter, which was started on a train ride. Rena is bored, but...-->"... she didn't want to start writing something while traveling, though. Something about that felt strangely like a bad idea...."* Kyon used the idiom "[[Creator/LarryNiven on the gripping hand]]" in Chapter 40.--> He'd have to thank Yuki for suggesting [[Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye that book]].* A woman who seems to be one of Tachibana's superiors gets the surname Takahashi. After this fueling references to the author of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Creator/RumikoTakahashi, [[WordOfGod Durandall decided to give her this line]]:-->'''Takahashi:''' I don't think about that, and neither should you. [[note]]The (in-)famous answer given to the question whether Ranma can get pregnant[[/note]]* The brigade talk about black holes and Yuki comments humanoid interfaces can't preserve themselves unassisted there. Haruhi asks Yuki if they are her [[{{Superman}} kryptonite]].* From Chapter 2:--> '''Kyon''': "It's not like I've asked Asahina-san to let me go back and give myself notes on tests I did poorly on. Or I've come back from the future to warn myself about upcoming pop quizzes. Really, while it's useful to have access to that kind of power, well.... [[ComesGreatResponsibility With great power comes--]]"\'''Haruhi''': "Don't even try and quote [[Film/SpiderMan1 that movie]] at me," she warned him.* [[invoked]] [[RewatchBonus Re-reading the fic]], anyone who knows a lot about VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry can find subtle references to it in many chapters, not including the fact that it does crossover with Higurashi.** For example, right off the bat we have the first FictionalDocument referencing the [[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]].--> "...but I digress. When you get that feeling, you know the one, in the back of your head? The one that makes you think something is off about the situation? It may be right. '''Granted, you may also be tumbling headlong into a fit of paranoia that will end terribly for you and everyone you love.''' ..."* This part from ''[[ShowWithinAShow Brave Detective Sasha]]'' may be a ShoutOut to [[spoiler:Satoko]]'s situation in ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Tatarigoroshi-hen]]'':-->''In an early story, one of Sasha's closest friends comes under the auspices of an unkind guardian. Sasha and her remaining friends must prove the mistreatment of her friend. When this proves to be difficult, Sasha's love interest - Ichigo - devises a plot to make the guardian ill enough to be sent to a hospital, thus freeing their friend.''** Probably Minagoroshi-hen rather than Tatarigoroshi-hen. In Chapter 50, Kyon's father references the events of Minagoroshi, specifically Keiichi's attempts at saving Satoko.* From Chapter 47, after Kyon is called out by Wataru:-->'''Taniguchi:''' And he just ran out of class? Amazing! That guy's hot-blooded for sure! He is one bad mother--\'''Yanagimoto:''' Shut your mouth!\'''Taniguchi:''' Aw, I was just talking 'bout [[Film/{{Shaft}} Kyon]]!** [[MemeticMutation We can dig it.]]* In the same chapter, Ryouko appears before Nonoko with [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Cirno's]] dress and wings.** And this bit from Haruhi is another ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':--->''Kuyou-chan! Use your spellcard - Spooky Action "Wide Area Transmigration"!''*** And Kyon's ''[[KillSat Divine Spear "Spear the Gungnir"]]''.*** The description of Gungnir sounds a lot like [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Raising Heart's Exelion/Exceed Mode]] [[spoiler:(its capability for independent flight suggests something closer to RH's ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Blaster Bits]]'' or the ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Standalone Flight Mode]]'' though)]]. Supported by the fact that when Haruhi asks what Kyon is doing he answers [[PhraseCatcher "Setting up."]]* MagicalGirl Nonoko's outfit, staff, attacks and even name all point to [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]].-->'''Nonoko:''' Radiant Magical Nonoko -- Set-Up!** And she's [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica not afraid of]] ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica anything]]'' [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica anymore.]]*** A second later, she [[spoiler:[[CloseCallHaircut nearly]] [[OffWithHerHead gets beheaded]] with a stray flechette.]]* In ''Open Battles Arc V'', Haruhi says the following "incantation":-->[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Concentrate your mind.]]\[[MemeticMutation Whisper the incantation to your ally tenderly.]]\[[WaveMotionGun Aim it at someone you don't like.]]\[[PowerOfLove Unleash your annihilation of love!]]\''[[CallingYourAttacks Master Spa~ark!]]''** [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:Spark_lesson.jpg This lesson... is not difficult.]]* As per Chapter 15, one of Trope-tan's enemies is apparently the "Dark Lord [[Creator/SquareEnix Skweeniks]]." He even goes OneWingedAngel on her (in a fairly amusing fashion) just before the CliffHanger.* Chapter 49 drops the phrase "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is magic]] -- the most powerful force ever!"* Chapter 50 has Haruhi suggesting [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Hakurouken]] as a name for Kyon's sword.-->'''Haruhi:''' It's a magic blade that can banish evil spirits and only causes normal people intense discomfort -- that seems to fit perfectly!* Haruhi and Sakanaka performed a [[KaraokeBox karaoke]] duet of the song ''[[Manga/LoveHina Sweet Blue Days]]'' and Kanae soloed ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Over the Rainbow]]'' in Chapter 51.* The [[DancingTheme dancing]] FlashMob in Chapter 53 gave us another ShoutOut to VideoGame/{{Touhou}} in the form of {{Cosplay}}. In appearance order, the portrayed characters were: Tsuruya as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Sanae_Kochiya Sanae Kochiya]], Yuki as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Patchouli_Knowledge Patchouli Knowledge]], Kyon as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Rinnosuke_Morichika Rinnosuke Morichika]], Haruhi as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Marisa_Kirisame Marisa Kirisame]], Sasaki as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Reimu_Hakurei Reimu Hakurei]], Mikuru as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Koakuma Koakuma]], Kyouko as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Ichirin_Kumoi Ichirin Kumoi]], Koizumi as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Unzan Unzan]], Nonoko as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Tewi_Inaba Tewi Inaba]], Kanae as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Suwako_Moriya Suwako Moriya]] and Kuyou as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Kaguya_Houraisan Kaguya Houraisan]]* More music references:-->'''Haruhi:''' Kyon, could you be serious? This is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt!\'''Kyon (in a sing song voice):''' [[Music/{{REM}} And I feel fine]].* Apparently, [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} Taro Tanaka]] is Yakuza rather than the founder of the Dollars. Who knew?* "Multiple lock-on confirmed! Targeting queue is at [[LeetLingo one thousand, three hundred thirty seven]] locks of a possible [[{{Cap}} sixty five thousand five hundred thirty five]]!"* During the second date to the movies, Kyon, Yuki and Mikuru watched ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''.* Similarly to the anime, sometimes a character takes notice of the title of the book Yuki is reading at the moment. So far, ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', ''Literature/LifeOfPi'', ''Literature/TheMirrorOfHerDreams'', ''[[Literature/HaroldShea The Complete Compleat Enchanter]]'', ''Literature/SnowCrash'', ''Literature/TheGoldenCompass'', ''Literature/TheTerror'' and ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' have been mentioned.** After Yuki expands her interests to include {{manga}}, she has been seen reading ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer''.** Kyon observed that Kasai was reading ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gateless_Gate The Gateless Gate]]'' during the BeachEpisode.* Kyon and Tsuruya discovered they both liked to watch ''Series/PythagoraSwitch'' in Chapter 32.* Taniguchi mentioned once that Yanagimoto liked anime shows like ''[[Manga/{{Sketchbook}} Sketchbook ~full color'S]]''.* The Brigade sometimes organizes small anime viewings. So far they have watched ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'', ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'' and the ShowWithinAShow ''JustForFun/TropeTan''.* In Chapter 40 Tsuruya made Haruhi outline the plot of ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' in front of Kyon so she would realize how much of a bad idea was to leave certain things unsaid. That's right, a character used shout-out as a plot point to encourage another character to pursue plot (and romantic) development. [[GenreSavvy It's that kind of cast]].* Apparently, the guy with the CaptivityHarmonica in Chapter 34, knew about the {{mockumentary}} ''Film/AMightyWind''.* Some of Kanae's {{Doujinshi}} is based on ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.* When she had to choose between [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair two green-haired twins]] to pair up for playing card games the also green-haired Tsuruya announced "I have to pick one of the two [[Film/AustinPowers 'mini-me's]]!"* In Chapter 61 [[spoiler:Ryouko]] describes the effects of the {{Morph Weapon}}s' assisted aiming system using ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' terms:-->[[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/magic-weapons/magic-weapon-special-abilities/seeking 'Seeking']] negates [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat#TOC-Concealment-Miss-Chance miss chance due to concealment!]]** In the same chapter, [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Miyuki]] drops quote [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth"]].** Kyon's [[DashAttack dash-slash/dodge-roll/dash-slash]] stunt was very reminiscent of [[VideoGame/MegaManX Ze]][[VideoGame/MegaManZero ro]]'s fighting style.* Kyon's father acquired his first [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving skills]] from his unofficial older brother of sorts:-->"Family techniques!" Yuuto said proudly. "As passed to me by my older brother, when [[Manga/InitialD he was first delivering tofu on back mountain roads]]!" ** Also from Chapter 62, Taniguchi wonders aloud if the NewTransferStudent in their class is Kyon's "[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf new fiancée]]". She's not, [[spoiler:but he gets points for getting close to the truth. The ''second'' transferee fits the profile.]]** Again from Chapter 62:-->'''Haruhi:''' [[Manga/KaichouWaMaidSama Though, what if it were the case that the school that recently turned from an all-boy's school to a co-ed school had some issues from rowdy boys who weren't used to dealing with girls?]]* Kyon starts channeling [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] in this exchange in Chapter 63:-->'''Shinobu:''' Tsuruya-chan. And Kyon-kun. What brings you by, unannounced?-->'''Kyon:''' Would you believe that Tsuruya-hime thought it would be nice to visit Tsuruya-sama?** And this one, only more closer in spirit to the original:-->'''Kyon:''' Uh, first of all, would you believe I had a magical coat that let me disguise myself at will?-->'''Sasaki:''' Er, no, not really.----

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