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  • The "Einzbern Consultation Room" specials from the DVD are basically a huge Shout-Out to the Tiger Dojo corners from Fate/stay night, complete with role reversal with Irisviel as the "teacher" and a teenage amnesiac Taiga as the "student". The segments contain a few other Shout Outs:
    • "There are DDD circumstances behind that, so I'm sorry."
    • Alba's silhouette can be seen when Iri talks about mages in the Nasuverse. His brief appearance at Alimango Island as a mage sent to torch the area mentioned above also counts.
    • Some of the explanations about the world and Holy Grail War are set to South Park-style illustrations.
  • Caster's vision of Jeanne D'Arc is the exact same design from Fate/Apocrypha.
  • Caster is rife with references to the Cthulhu Mythos:
    • His Noble Phantasm, Prelati's Spellbook: Text of the Sunken Spiraled City, is made from human skin, has a screaming face on the cover, and is also known as the R'lyeh Text. The lore behind it reveals it's either a translation of the R'lyeh Text from the Mythos or is a portal to R'lyeh itself sealed into a blank Bible.
    • His invocation to summon an Eldritch Abomination in episode 2 is "Cthulhu fhtagn".
    • The incantation he uses to summon the Cthulhu expy is "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"
    • He's referred to as a Deep One in the "Einzbern Consultation Room" specials.
  • Natalia smokes the same extremely rare brand of cigarettes that Touko does.
  • Fate/Zero Materials notes that, after the war, Kayneth's Volumen Hydragyrum was tweaked a bit by Waver so it could assume the role of a household servant. The only problem is, thanks to being exposed to a certain film, it occasionally goes berserk while insisting it's a killer robot from the future.
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  • In Episode 14, the two F-15J pilots flying in to investigate Caster's monster trade some banter on how if they were in a kaiju movie, they'd be dead. One of them remarks that they would just be there to die before the "Giant of Light" shows up to kill it.
  • Some of the weapons in Gate of Babylon are identical to ornamental pieces sold by Kit Rae and United Cutlery. This fits somewhat, since they're all supposed to be Impossibly Cool Weapons.
  • In the original website for the light novels, Jin Haganeya's introductory words (obtained by clicking on "Special" and "Jin Haganeya") for the series were taken almost word-for-word from Pixy's opening words in Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War:
    Oh, her?
    Yeah, I know her.
    It's going to take a while.
    It happened years ago.
    Did you know... there are three kinds of kings?
    Alexandros III Megas.
    King Arthur.
    And Gilgamesh.
    Those are the three.
    And her...