With crossover shenanigans involved, there's bound to be references to OTHER pieces of fiction
The Trained Six fics (listed alphabetically):
- Fluttershy has a scouter that censors her swearing with a sound bite of her going yay.
- When the group gets ready to fight Tirek, Pinkie uses the Catchphrase of a certain Crazy Awesome school teacher. Spike and Nefarious then reference the show's opening theme.Pinkie: Seat belts, Everyone!
Spike: Can't this be just an ordinary field trip-I mean, final battle?
Nefarious: With pink frizz? NO WAY!
- During the battle of Tyhrranosis, Twilight reveals that when training the Sparkle Squad, a group of four Galactic Ranger robots named Ironhead, Boom-Boom, Madd, and Eagle, she used a certain video game and programmed into them the personalities of the game's characters that suited their personalities.
- Ironhead is based on both the Heavy Weapons Guy and the Medic, being both a Mighty Glacier and Combat Medic who relies on his mainly on his fists to do damage.
- Boom-Boom takes cues from both the Soldier and Demoman, being equipped with both a set of grenade launchers as well as a rocket launcher with a trigger-happy personality.
- Madd is based on the Scout, with a slightly brash and sometimes cowardly personality as well as being equipped with unique melee weapons and guns.
- Eagle's programming is based on the Sniper, complete with sniper rifle and SMG.
- The Sparkle Squad's Madd was programmed with the personality of a Klingon Warrior in order to make him less cowardly in battle.
- A reference is made to Q at one point.
- During their Vac U training, Twilight sings a verse of "Still Alive". Nefarious also comments that he likes "Want You Gone" more than the former song.
- While sailing at Octonok Cay, Twilight, Azimuth, Qwark and Nefarious all sing "You are a Pirate".
- As a Running Gag during "4-Gotten", Dr. Nefarious picks up signals other than the usual soap operas. Many of these have to do with a certain cartoon show that involves a certain MadScientist.
- Hulk becomes a walking reference to Mrs. Doubtfire.
The Not-So-Bad Guys fics (listed alphabetically):
- Chrysalis goes to school, and Deadpool returns to see she dealt with ALL the villains from Johnny Test.
- Sid plays a role in this fic.
The Supporting Characters fics (listed alphabetically):
- Chapter 19 includes one to the "Pull the lever!" "Wrong lever!" "Why do you even have that lever?" exchange from The Emperor's New Groove.
- In chapter 29, Texas notes that "powdered hens teeth" is a magical ingredient in some of my favorite fantasy novels."
- In chapter 60, Ferdy and Tucker's children are named for the first thing Caboose sees when he pokes his head out of the birthing tent - the second is One-Man-Bucket, and the first is Two-Ponies-Wrestling. (They're shortened to "Mob" and "Twerp", respectively.)
- Sweetie Belle uses the "Higitus...Figitus...bigitus bum...Prestedigitonium" lines from Merlin's packing spell to pack away the books from the Lotus Temple.
- Apparently it's entirely legal to open demonic portals for the purpose of making Hollywood films, Black citing Doom as an example.
- One of the Hyoudou siblings is named Aku. He's fully aware of the comparison.
- There's more than one Scooby-Doo reference.
- At one point, Jackie converses with Jake Long.
The Megaverse trilogy:
- Chapter 135:Zero: "Give me the bird," (referring to Timbre)Random Reploid: "We'd love to, but the network censors won't let us!"